Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Christianity 101

For real Christians, not the fake ones who want to deport those "evil, lazy aliens that don't deserve to be here."

"Christians shouldn’t extoll the virtues of being a citizen in heaven if they’re willing to deny people a citizenship on earth. [...] Although people can be given labels such as ‘alien,’ ‘immigrant,’ ‘undocumented,’ and ‘illegal,’ as Christians we should know that immigrants — regardless of their legal status — are individuals deeply loved by God and created in God’s Divine image. Sure, there may be political and ideological reasons to deport immigrants, but there are no theological ones, and whether you like it or not, Christians are called to help them."

"If Christians refuse to take up the cause of the immigrant, or are apathetic toward the plight of those in DACA, or the countless individuals facing deportation, we are ignoring, misinterpreting, and even blatantly rejecting Jesus’s teachings and various texts throughout the Bible (Jeremiah 22:3-5 ; Zechariah 7:8-10 : Matt. 25:34-40 ; Heb. 13:1-2 )."

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