Aiding and Abetting Criminal Behavior
This article is misleading. It only covers the symptoms of the broader context. We are encouraging Christians to aide and abet criminal behavior.
This article feeds into the critical race theory and intersectionality theologies that permeate our society. It places the reader, mainly Christians, on the side of supporting criminal behavior. We must remember Scripture overrides societies moral values.
The article feeds in to the conscience of its reader, but fails to address the fact that by breaking the law you are in sin. This article encourages churches to aide and abet criminals. Please discern what is being said.
“Author and Southern Baptist minister Alan Cross, who engages churches in immigration and refugee advocacy, suggested that The New York Times article should be eye-opening for Christians. “If you can read this, and you are an American Christian, and you think this is okay or this doesn’t grieve you in some way, may God have mercy on your soul,” Cross tweeted. “All that we do is pointless if we can’t care about this issue. What are our churches doing to help?””
See how these quotes pull at the emotions and doesn’t use logic. He ignores the fact that criminals need to be detained. The children are victims of their parents, smugglers and traffickers.
“In a pilot program, approximately 30% of rapid DNA tests of immigrant adults who were suspected of arriving at the southern border with children who weren’t theirs revealed the adults were not related to the children, an official involved in the system’s temporary rollout who asked to be anonymous in order to speak freely told the Washington Examiner Friday.”
The Washington Examiner reports that just in McAllen and El Paso, Texas. 30% of those caught, just in Texas, were “not related.” This means that many of the children who are brought across are being trafficked.
Another clear indication of this social agenda being pushed by this article,
“Matthew Soerens, the U.S. director of church mobilization at the evangelical humanitarian agency World Relief, called on evangelicals to “speak up loudly” to “insist that kids need to be treated humanely” and “not be detained.” He contended that white evangelicals, who have been one of President Donald Trump’s most loyal bases of support, had a major impact last year when evangelical leaders spoke out against the administration’s “zero tolerance” policy that led to an increase in immigrant children being separated from their families.””
Though the article tries to balance the blame by quoting Robert P. George, a Princeton University law professor,
““The mistreatment of migrant children in government custody is wrong — and shameful — whether it is under Democrats or Republicans, Obama or Trump. Enough with the partisan finger-pointing. Reform the system and fund it. We’re talking about innocent children,””
The overall tone of this article seeks to place a shadow over the Trump administration. The article speaks nothing of the obstructionist Democratic party refusing to supply the monies needed to provide for the needs of those who are being detained. It speaks nothing of how the conditions of these detention centers started under the Obama administration.
Even Christians need to practice discernment before taking headline, from any “news outlet,” at face value. The problem is that Christians and society do not want to take the time to study. They believe that they made it through high school, college and university, and now they do not have to keep learning and studying.
This approach leads only to destruction. This article asks for Christians to violate large chunks of the Ten Commandments. Do not murder, commit adultery, steal, lie or covet are five of the ten and this article states that we are to lend our aide and support to those who violate them.
The United States has laws and they must be enforced. If we do not enforce the laws currently on the books, then this criminality will continue. By supporting law breaking, we support and encourage people to sin.
Encouraging people to sin means that we have no witness. We violate Scripture by encouraging people to sin. If you try to present the Gospel to someone whom you have told it ok to sin, then you are a hypocrite when you try to tell them to turn from their sins.
conclusion, this article pushes the critical race theory and intersectionality theologies.
It plays with the consciences of its readers and encourages Christians to sin.
We must pray and use Christ centered discernment to truly know how not to get swallowed
up by secular ideologies.