Christians simplistically using Scripture to bash other Christians with differing views on the difficult subject of Syrian refugees need, to borrow a phrase, to get off their high horse.

Why stop at 10,000 this year, which is what the administration wants? More than 9 million Syrians have been displaced in the civil war, including 3 million who have fled Syria. If our “Christian” duty mandates that we take in Syrian refugees, why not take in all 9 million?

Don’t you understand that we all live in the real world, and we have many considerations and trade-offs we must take into account (including national security, finances, and shared responsibility), besides what looks to me to be a lot of easy, feel-good moral grandstanding?

Please get serious.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan 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 He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew 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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