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The Bible Does Not Teach Open Borders: Sign Evangelicals for Biblical Immigration DACA Letter

In anticipation of President Trump’s announcement of his plans to deal with Obama’s illegal and unconstitutional Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program our friends at Evangelicals for Biblical Immigration (EBI) has released a letter to Republican leaders rebutting the notion that there is some Biblical requirement that the United States open its borders to illegal aliens.

“While some faith groups use selective Bible words for open borders and amnesty, we consider the whole counsel of Scripture. We find that the Bible does not teach open borders, but wise welcome.  We are to EBIwelcome the lawful foreigner, who, like a convert, comes as a blessing (e.g. Ruth and Rahab). We also find Nehemiah building walls to protect citizens from harm. In Isaiah 1, we see God condemning the destruction of borders and indigenous culture,” the writers observed.

The letter also admonishes the political leaders that our Government leaders are elected to defend and uphold the Constitution and the rule of law. It urges the President and congressional leaders to “first and foremost honor often forgotten American citizens whose families have served our nation for many generations, and the patient people who have applied lawfully to come here and to become citizens of the United States.”

To add your name to the list of signers please click this link to go the Evangelicals for Biblical Immigration website. If you have trouble getting to the EBI site don't give up thousands of conservatives are going to the site to sign the letter.

We contrast the EBI approach to that of the Evangelical Immigration Table, a George Soros-financed group of far left activists and pro-open borders Evangelical leaders, who have been lobbying for President Trump to extend DACA and for the admission of millions of Muslim “refugees” from Syria and other terrorist hotspots.

The National Immigration Forum (NIF), the force behind the so-called “Evangelical Immigration Table” (EIT), is actually a front group for players on the institutional left including billionaire George Soros and the Ford Foundation, according to reporting by Breitbart’s Matt Boyle and Michael Patrick Leahy.

The Evangelical Immigration Table (EIT) doesn’t exist as a legal entity, so it has relied on the National Immigration Forum (NIF) to fund its extensive advertising campaign in favor of immigration reform and of the Senate’s hated “Gang of 8” bill (S. 744).

NIF is a power player in immigration politics, and includes among its leadership some of the most powerful Washington figures on the issue.

In 2009, Soros’ Open Society Institute (OSI) donated $257,152 to NIF aimed at “implementing immigration reform campaign through communications, policy, and field organizing.”

Also in 2009, OSI donated another $1.5 million to “allow” NIF to “manage and lead Four Pillars Campaign for comprehensive immigration reform, and sustain core policy work supporting and leading policy efforts.”

A year later, in 2010, Soros’s OSI gave NIF another $1.5 million over two separate grants both intended for “general operating support.”

NIF has also received $1 million total from the leftist Ford Foundation, spread over two separate half-million-dollar grants in 2009 and 2011. Those grants were both intended for advocacy in favor of comprehensive immigration reform.

Jim Wallis, the president and CEO of Sojourners, a leading force in the Evangelical Immigration Table group, lied about it at first, but has now admitted to accepting funding from Soros as well.

World magazine writer Marvin Olasky laid out in a 2010 article how Wallis and his organization, Sojourners, had received $325,000 from Soros groups over three grants from 2004, 2006 and 2007. According to OSI’s 2007 990 form filed with the IRS, available publicly through the Foundation Center, the 2007 money–a total of $100,000–was for Wallis’s Sojourners “to support the Christians for Comprehensive Immigration Reform Campaign.”

Wallis lied about receiving funding from Soros, but when later confronted by Olasky and National Review's Jay Richards, Wallis confessed that he made an incorrect statement in an interview with Patheos and admitted that he was indeed accepting Soros money.

Interestingly enough, even though pro-open borders Evangelicals are receiving funding from Soros and his groups, Soros' official website notes that he “identifies himself as an atheist.” Soros funding of this effort and the lengths to which some Evangelicals have gone to hide it begs the question “What is the confluence between the teachings of the Bible and the political goals of atheist and admitted Nazi collaborator George Soros?”

Evangelicals for Biblical Immigration is the conservative organization advocating the Biblically correct message on DACA and immigration. The text of the EBI letter is below, we urge all ConservativeHQ.com readers to add their names to the Evangelicals for Biblical Immigration letter on DACA through this link.

 

September 4, 2017

The White House
President Donald J. Trump
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan

Honorable President Trump, Majority Leader McConnell and Speaker Ryan:

We agree that immigration reform and DACA are difficult subjects. God loves the foreigner. Indeed, God loves us all. It takes time to discern the balance of mercy and justice by which a nation thrives.

It is easier to speak publicly of mercy, as we, and many, do. And, while loving mercy, who will also stand for justice to those citizens who cannot find a job due to cheaper foreign labor?  Who will speak of the real cost of illegal immigration to our states?  And while many non-citizens are good neighbors, who will stand for justice for Americans victimized by people here illegally who do not uphold our values and laws? And who will prevent more needless crime and death?

The Church is called to serve all people, and our Government leaders are elected to defend and uphold the Constitution and the rule of law. Though there are tragic stories on every side of illegal migration, for our elected officials, responsibility to oaths must prevail. Law and order sustain stability and peace. A nation of wise rule grows strong enough to sustain care for the vulnerable in our midst. 

While some faith groups use selective Bible words for open borders and amnesty, we consider the whole counsel of Scripture. We find that the Bible does not teach open borders, but wise welcome.  We are to welcome the lawful foreigner, who, like a convert, comes as a blessing (eg.s Ruth and Rahab). We also find Nehemiah building walls to protect citizens from harm. In Isaiah 1, we see God condemning the destruction of borders and indigenous culture.

All lives matter. The lives of North, Central and South Americans matter. The lives of Africans, Asians, Europeans and people from the Middle East matter. In Scripture, we learn that God placed us each in a family, a land, an epic story of creation, the fall and redemption. The Bible envisions a world of beautiful and unique nations, not a stateless “open society” run by global oligarchs.  Each of us is called to be a blessing where God has placed us in the world.

In policy decisions ahead, while treating undocumented people kindly, we ask that you would first and foremost honor often forgotten American citizens whose families have served our nation for many generations, and the patient people who have applied lawfully to come here and to become citizens of the United States. These lives also matter. These people also dream.

Gratefully Yours,

To add your name to the list of signers please click this link to go the Evangelicals for Biblical Immigration website.  If you have trouble getting to the EBI site don't give up thousands of conservatives are going to the site to sign the letter.                                         

* Names are listed alphabetically and for identification purposes only.

David Barton
Founder, WallBuilders

Timothy Barton
President, WallBuilders

Paul Blair
President, Reclaiming America for Christ

Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin (Ret.)
Executive Vice President, Family Research Council

Mark Christian M.D.
Executive Director, Global Faith Institute

Phil Cohn
President, Christ for All Peoples

Steven Deace
CRTV host and Conservative Review contributor

Maria Espinoza
Co-founder & National Director, The Remembrance Project

Becky Gerritson
President, Wetumpka TEA Party (AL)
Founder, Born Free American, LLC

E.W. Jackson
Bishop; Founder, Exodus Faith Ministries

Jerry Johnson, Ph.D
President, National Religious Broadcasters (NRB)

Kelly Kullberg
American Association of Evangelicals (AAE)

Eric Metaxas, Host of The Eric Metaxas Show

George Rasley
Managing Editor, ConservativeHQ.com
Ordained Elder, Presbyterian Church

Samuel Rohrer
Pastor; President, American Pastors Network (APN)
Former State Representative, Pennsylvania

Rick Scarborough, D.Min.
Founder, Vision America Action

Aubrey Shines
Bishop, International Communion of Evangelical Churches
Pastor, Glory to Glory Ministries, Tampa, Florida

Elizabeth Yore, Esq.
International Child Advocate

John Zmirak, Ph.D
Journalist; author, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Catholicism

To add your name to the list of signers please click this link to go the Evangelicals for Biblical Immigration website. If you have trouble getting to the EBI site don't give up thousands of conservatives are going to the site to sign the letter.

EBI is an ad hoc forum exploring Biblical and Constitutional wisdom for cultural flourishing.

Web:  EvangelicalsForBiblicalImmigration.com

Contact:  [email protected]

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