I believe Christians are called to treat illegal aliens with compassion, but this is not the same as the government opening the border to all comers. I believe church and state have different roles in this crisis. I think the best way we can help poor people from other countries is to encourage their own governments and societies to treat them with justice and provide them with opportunities for advancement where they live now. Yes, America has been and is a place that welcomes immigrants, but this ought to be done legally and in a measured way. We can’t absorb everyone. It is not good for us and for them to simply have them pouring across the border illegally. And yes, I do support immigration reform … and secure borders.
Posted on July 28, 2014 by Stan Guthrie
About Stan GuthrieStan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's Tell Me More, WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio's New Day Florida. A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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