Is it a SIN to be in America Illegally? There have been numerous OPs lately asking if something is a sin, or is it a sin to do such-and-such! I think all of these OPs are and as I read through the comments of others, I continue to see one or more board members quote 1 Peter 2:13-16 as Scirptural support for obeying the laws throughout the land the believer is living in and setting up a home! if Peter tells us, "Be willing to serve the people who have authority in this world. Do this for the Lord. Obey the king, the highest authority. And obey the leaders who are sent by the king. They are sent to punish those who do wrong and to praise those who do good. When you do good, you stop ignorant people from saying foolish things about you. This is what God wants. Live like free people, but don’t use your freedom as an excuse to do evil. Live as those who are serving God." (ERV) Should we interpret that to mean that those who have come across our borders illegally deserve to be punished [deported]? Of course, if the illegal is not a believer, they are still breaking the law, but even more so if they profess to be a Child of God! Should they be rewarded with empathy and allowedto stay and be granted a way to circumvent the very laws of this land? I would like your opinions, of illegal immigration based on the Scripture from 1 Peter, and is there a verse, or verses, that would quash what Peter says? Please remember to take the poll too! It will not make a hill of beans out of this dilemma, but it will give us a barometer of values regarding our opinions based on the Word of God! Shalom, and peace be unto you with His continued favor and blessings in the coming days!