Monday, February 8, 2016


This is a common accusation. It actually seems to have merit:

* “If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them.” (James 4:17)

However, is bringing in more Muslims who want to kill, rape, and eventually take over to set up their Caliphate "the good?"

Also, we are told that we are exercising discrimination and should be caring for these refugees:

* “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” (James 1:27)

However, if we truly care about orphans and widows, we should be careful not to bring among them those who will kidnap and rape them. Sadly, Western society is often unwilling to distinguish between the guilty and the innocent. However, once we fail to uphold this critical distinction, society will decay, and God will be grieved:

* “Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent— the Lord detests them both.” (Proverbs 17:15)

Instead, it is the essence of justice to discriminate between the guilty and the innocent. In fact, God ordained the criminal justice system to make these critical and necessary distinctions:

* “Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended. For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer.” (Romans 13:2-4)

The Islamic faith will not accept non-Muslim institutions and will battle against them. Should not the Christian, therefore, guard against this inevitable eventuality?

This does not mean that we shouldn't show mercy to the Muslims already here. Nor does it mean that we shouldn't show compassion to the Muslim refugees. However, it is better to support them in their own Muslim nations.

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