In the ongoing dialogue looking at the massive Muslim immigration problem (approximately 95% of the new refugees are Muslim) going on worldwide it has been helpful to see this from various perspectives. Here is another one I had not considered: the safety and well-being of our families, especially our wives and children. Please see this link:
Though it seems a very pious Christian sentiment to suggest that God may be sending these people to us to evangelize ( I believe that the Great Commission is for us to go into all the nations, not for unbelievers to come to us), there is inherent danger in allowing, as Germany has, such a mass migration of single Muslim men into the heartland of their country (80% are males, most are under 35 and single-which translates into 640,000 Muslim men “invading” this small European country in 2015). I would fear for the safety of my wife and daughter if over a half million Muslim men were released on our streets in the U.S. And yet that is the desire of many Liberal Progressives in this nation (John Kerry just yesterday-September 19th-upped the requested number of Syrians the U.S. should take in to 85,000).
I unapologetically oppose any being allowed in until such time as a thorough vetting procedure is put in place (there is legislation in Congress currently that would place a moratorium on this UN sponsored placement fiasco called the Resettlement Accountability National Security Act (H.R. 3314): https://mccaul.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/mccaul-introduces-bill-to-give-congress-oversight-of-syrian-refugee). We are already the most accommodating country for refugees and immigrants in the history of the World. But, we have the Rule of Law in our country. Let those who want to come get in line and apply. Perhaps we bump up the numbers of asylum-seekers allowed to apply in light of these extraordinary circumstances. But in no way do we open the borders as many liberals would like to see!
This is serious, brethren, as I have been espousing for over 5 months now! Please support the bill in Congress with an email or call to your Congressman this week. Yes, God is in control. But, as Os Guinness has said in his book “The Call”, the perspective that everything that happens must be God’s will is really an Islamic viewpoint (Allah’s will be done), not a traditional Christian perspective. He sets up the governments of men and the Rule of Law. Without it we are left with chaos, anarchy, and rampant unlawlessness–or else despotism sets in. We are bound as Christians to do our duty under our current governmental structure, because we were born “for such a time as this”!
“First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.”
Martin Niemoller –German Protestant Pastor During Adolf Hitler’s Regime