Alien Nation

There is a great article about ministering to the alien and practicing civil disobedience on the Christianity Today blog:

http://blog.christianitytoday.com/outofur/archives/2007/09/alien_nation.html#more

It says in part:

In other words God loves the immigrants among us, and we are called to love them as well. However unsettling this may be, it is the American church’s mandate to embrace God’s theology of welcome in Christ Jesus. Our task as a church is not to judge immigrants but to love them, to become the arms of Christ, not the hands of tyranny. This is our prophetic and Christian duty.

As we look around our diverse country we need to remember that God’s intent is for all cultures and tongues worship in his house. We tell our friends that the kingdom of God is a big party with a piñata where all are welcome. But what kind of fiesta is it, really?

Is the kingdom for the documented only? At this fiesta are Asians in one room and blacks in another? Are the Pentecostals all crammed into the afterglow room, whites in the living room, and immigrants in the back?

I added my 2 cents in the comments, after getting a little heated over some of the other comments:

The Biblical Bias is in favor of the advancement of the Kingdom of God and the cause of the marginalized. It doesn’t say nearly as much about America. I am glad that there are believers reaching out to every people group, Jew or Gentile, documented or undocumented, rich or poor. This is a great article. America is a great nation because it is an alien nation. Christians should be at the forefront of changing the immigration laws so that they are just, enforcable, and help the poor, instead of hurting the poor.

For more information on this important moral issue watch this video: https://markcole.wordpress.com/2007/06/27/christians-for-comprehensive-immigration-reform/

Unfortunately congress failed to pass this legislation because its supporters were not able to convince the other side how much it was needed – that people are dying and being taken advantage of in large numbers by the United State’s current anti-human, unjust immigration policies.
 

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One response to “Alien Nation

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