My fellow Christians who are also Americans: we will not be able to care for any refugees if we, as citizens of this country and therefore have the rights of a sovereign, continue to allow the wholesale importation of Muslims. Where Islam grows, Christians and Jews are eventually targeted and killed.
For my friends at Church of the Resurrection, that’s what our Nigerian brothers warned. Boko Haram rapes and murders our brothers and sisters in Africa. I think of a proverb, though I realize the direct context is regarding sexual purity, “can one carry fire close to the chest and not be burned?”
We should be advocating on behalf of Christian refugees. Bring those who would be thankful for the freedoms rather than those who will find it an insult to Islam. We are to be partial to our brothers and sisters in Christ. We are to Love one another as He loved us.
Let us indeed help the Muslim refugees, but in facilities closer to their home so they can return when the current fighting ceases. Let us never forget that they are unsaved, that they need the Gospel of our Lord Jesus. We could be importing our own persecution.
Jeremiah 13:23 ►
Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may you also do good, that are accustomed to do evil.
Also one of Aesop’s fables:
The Scorpion and the Frog
A scorpion and a frog meet on the bank of a stream and the scorpion asks the frog to carry him across on its back. The frog asks, “How do I know you won’t sting me?” The scorpion says, “Because if I do, I will die too.”
The frog is satisfied, and they set out, but in midstream, the scorpion stings the frog. The frog feels the onset of paralysis and starts to sink, knowing they both will drown,but has just enough time to gasp “Why?”
Replies the scorpion: “Its my nature…”