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July 13, 2006

evangelicals promote illegal immigration

Okay, well maybe it isn't "illegal" technically. They get legitimate visas under a false pretense.

Many evangelical churches and individuals support overseas missionaries who have settled in a country under pretext.

Let's just say that all I've known are now or have been in "Asia"

Without exception they do not receive mailings directly to them, all mail has to be screened. God, Christianity, Bible, etc are taboo words. Emails are encrypted and some have had to write with code words. They give the code to friends prior to leaving their homeland.

The real purpose of the mission is to spread the love of Jesus to nations where doing exactly that is ILLEGAL. Are they being "law-abiding" -- yes and no. But that's okay. And I'm fine with it.

But I'm also fine with the father who comes here out of desperation to feed his family, or the mother who follows him determined to keep the family united.

And that is where my practical theology parts with many evangelicals.

If I am asked to pray for someone who is "coming" to the States, I pray for God's protection over their lives and for the reunification of the family.

Many evangelicals (but not all) are living contradictions. Apparently they believe God's law takes precedent over the law in OTHER countries, just not in this one.

There is a misperception that the U.S. laws are already consistent with God's laws. And I just don't get it.

Posted by almamia at July 13, 2006 4:36 PM


Preach, sister!

Posted by: Dave Lemen [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 13, 2006 6:55 AM

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