If I am to love the sinner, hate the sin, where should my view of Islam/Muslims be? I ask because being an American, I (we) are faced with this immigration issue. In my eyes, all should be welcome (just read the writings on the Statue of Liberty) to the USA, but how do I, as a Christian protect this country from radical Muslims?
Q. If I am to love the sinner, hate the sin, where should my view of Islam/Muslims be? I ask because being an American, I (we) are faced with this immigration issue. In my eyes, all should be welcome (just read the writings on the Statue of Liberty) to the USA, but how do I, as a Christian protect this country from radical Muslims? Is there a chance of that anyway? I feel like this society is not emotionally equipped to fight the war that is at our doorstep. Can you point in right direction according to the Bible? My wife and I are rasing two small children and we are both in our early-mid twenties and understand it is likely we will all be alive during the Rapture, but want to follow the path of Jesus until that time. I thank God for the wisdom you provide.
A. In the past, those who immigrated to this country did so legally in the hope of making a better way for their families. They became US citizens and learned to speak our language. They put down roots and contributed to the growth of our society, prospering themselves along the way. Many immigrants still come into America this way and we need to honor and respect them.
But when people enter the country illegally for the purpose of doing us harm that’s a different story.
The problem is that the way things are now it’s very difficult to tell the difference. Our nation’s motto is E Pluribus Unum. It’s Latin for Out of Many, One. That means it was always intended that though we come from diverse backgrounds we would strive to become as one. Not African American, or Asian American, or Mexican American, but American. That’s a far cry from the admonition to respect diversity that we see today.
Our government doesn’t enforce our immigration laws, and our society no longer sees assimilation as a good thing. It’s as if America no longer sees the value in being American and is willing to extend all of our hard earned rights and privileges to any one who comes along, even those who are only here to take as much as they can get or are dedicated to our destruction.
This is probably not the answer you were looking for, and it’s not the one I’d like to give, but especially to a Christian the best Bible verse I can offer as a guide for your lives in the time remaining is the one Jesus gave His disciples. “I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.” (Matt. 10:16) The disciples were being sent to share the Good News, but He told them to watch their backs just the same. So it is with us, on whom the End of the Age has come.