Author: Maria Santana
The Progressives, Leftists, Liberals, and Libertarians, whatever they call themselves, can often sound like walking contradictions. Amongst my networks on social media leading to the 2016 presidential election, I noticed some of the most misleading posts ever: claims that Trump’s refusal of accepting Syrian refugees, promises of deporting illegal immigrants, and the construction of the wall, were anti-Christian.
Some of the people in these networks would immediately believe the content from pages such as the Other 98%, Occupy Democrats, and NowThis before taking the time to research the claim. It sounds good and it has enough likes, comments, and shares, so the assumption is that it must be true. Think about it. These people are hell bent on attacking Christianity at any given moment, but attempt to use the bible to attack conservative values. The Christian values that are always attacked include the idea of the nuclear family, heterosexuality, labor, and the idea of the nation and the state. Being patriotic, the closing or protecting of borders, and refusing to associate with wicked populations, is deeply rooted in Christian tradition.
This article aims at debunking the belief that borders are not a part of Christian tradition. In addition to those beliefs, this article will demonstrate how Christian tradition warns about associations with people deemed wicked: in other words, the dangers that come with multiculturalism.
The idea of illegal immigrants and refugees entering a nation-state while resisting to assimilate is dangerous. Many have beliefs and values that are incompatible with that of the Western world, countries such as the United States. Migrants who enter a country and are not willing to adopt the culture are invaders. That is dangerous. The most susceptible members of a population that are women and children have been affected negatively. All one has to do is follow current events in European countries, specifically following and reading email blasts from the pages of Pamela Geller, Breitbart News, and the Daily Caller, to name a few.
The migration of Syrian refugees and other factors have led to the rise of populism in the West. Many populists have gathered their information from alternative news sources, and progressives have accused these news companies of having over sensationalized the migrant crisis, among other things. Clearly, there is a problem when governments are forced to hand out manuals to Syrian migrants on proper hygiene etiquette. Talk about cultural incompatibility.
One of the earliest stories in the Old Testament of God’s hatred of a one world government is in the Book of Genesis chapter 11:1-9: the story of the Tower of Babel, where Nimrod attempted to rule the world under a one world government.
The Tower of Babel
11 Now the whole earth had one language and the same words. 2 And as people migrated from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there. 3 And they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly.” And they had brick for stone, and bitumen for mortar. 4 Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be dispersed over the face of the whole earth.” 5 And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of man had built. 6 And the Lord said, “Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is only the beginning of what they will do. And nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them. 7 Come, let us go down and there confuse their language, so that they may not understand one another’s speech.” 8 So the Lord dispersed them from there over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city. 9 Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the Lord confused the language of all the earth. And from there the Lord dispersed them over the face of all the earth.
Clearly, judging from the Tower of Babel story, God had a problem with the idea of a one world government. He destroyed the tower and confused the world, thus the people today speak many tongues. The act of the construction of the tower was an insult to God’s power and will. Otherwise, he likely would not have destroyed the tower and divided the world through language. The story does not necessarily prove the idea of God disliking borders. But if open borders did exist, it would mean that outsiders, whose intentions were to destroy the host culture, had succeeded.
Today it can be argued that language is no longer a barrier. This is thanks to Pilot, computer programs, Google translate and CERN. It seems as if man has nearly succeeded in removing the language barrier.
In a more specific example of the Christian belief regarding borders, we can turn our attention to Deuteronomy 32:8, Acts 17:26, and Exodus 23:21.
When the Most High gave to the nations their inheritance, when he divided mankind, he fixed the borders of the peoples according to the number of the sons of God. Deuteronomy 32:8
From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. Acts 17:26
“Behold, I send an angel before you to guard you on the way and to bring you to the place that I have prepared. Pay careful attention to him and obey his voice; do not rebel against him, for he will not pardon your transgression, for my name is in him.” Exodus 23:21
God even warns his followers to not intermingle with wicked people. Before a non-believer reads this as God supporting racism, it is not that. He is simply asking his followers to not associate with wicked people.
This notion is in 2 Corinthians 6:13-14: In return (I speak as to children) widen your hearts also. Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?
These bible verses demonstrate that Christians have the right to believe in physical borders and not support multiculturalism. Not only is the left trying to rewrite and purposely misinterpret biblical scripture, but to increase the general hatred of Christianity and its followers.
Why has there been a push for multiculturalism in the Western world, but not in other parts of the globe? If one is to think about it, multiculturalism is hell bent on destroying Western civilization and is currently succeeding. The West is distinct not because of race, but because of culture.
If the left and Islam have a few things in common, it is to destroy Western civilization: and presently they are succeeding. More illegal immigrants entered the United States after the second presidential term of Barack Hussein Obama. México’s government is upset with Trump’s proposed wall – not because of borders, but because of the fiscal advantages of sending its citizens up north – yet Mexico, a country proud of its Catholic tradition, does not share that belief of openness with Guatemalan and other Central American migrants. Last year, the wall that separates Mexico and Guatemala had become filled with more security officers and border patrol agents, limiting entry. The reasons for Mexican control of the border are not because of economic reasons, but to ‘maintain the equilibrium of their [Mexican] demographics’. So México wants to preserve their raza (Spanish for race), yet America is racist for wanting to protect its culture?
Do not be so quick to believe well-known figures such as Barack Obama, Mark Zuckerberg, Angela Merkel, John Kerry, and others when they talk about a borderless world or that all humans are members of the human race. Unlike the majority of us, they can seclude themselves and flee from the nightmarish chaos, and not be victims of these irresponsible, utopia-like beliefs.
The left, with assistance from the federal government and the Democratic media, is now having Confederate statues and monuments destroyed for the sake of feelings. This revision of history, so as not to offend sections of the American population, is the beginning of the destruction of the United States. Amidst all of this chaos, many sectors of the American population still love God, nationalism, guns, freedom, etc. The left, along with the help of fake Christians, wants to revise the bible in order to satisfy its worldly desires.
For Christians: stay strong and remain faithful, because things are going to worsen over time. Remain Godly and keep fighting to preserve the nation state. As Jesus Christ had said in John 15:18-19: “If the world hates you, just know that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.”
When a baker lost their bakery business for refusing to bake a gay couple a wedding cake, the Church was attacked. Right now, a Christian is on their knees, on the verge of being beheaded by an ISIS member. The letter n in Arabic that stands for nazarene is being spray painted in Middle East towns as a way to tell Muslims not to conduct business there.
In the end, faith and goodness must win out, or else there will be nothing left.