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The Bible and Laws of the Land!

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by righteousdude2, Jul 20, 2014.

  1. righteousdude2

    righteousdude2 Well-Known Member
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    Paul says in Romans 13:1-2 (NIV), "Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. Therefore whoever resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves.…" ALSO - Titus 3:1, "Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good, ..." AND - 1 Peter 2:13, "Submit yourselves for the Lord's sake to every human authority: whether to the emperor, as the supreme authority."

    If we are expected to follow the laws of those in power over us, should that not be true for those who come to the land of the people that God has given government authority over? And does that mean, that a believer should ignore the laws of the land in an attempt to extend love to transgressors of their governments own laws, who have in every way, BROKEN those laws all in the name of compassion and charity?

    Let me name just a few reasons for border and immigration laws, and if you have some common sense reasons for strong border control and laws to protect orur borders, please list them, too!


    1) We are at war with unseen, unknown terrorists with a philosophy of terrorism that has in its heart to kill us, because we are the great Satan. We should at ALL times know who is coming over our borders and where they are at all times!
    2) There are diseases specific to the cultures and societies from which people live, and by coming to America illegally, diseases are brought into the country, putting us all at risk for epidemics, pandemics and additional health concerns.
    3) There are insects that are specific to every nation and country. These insects can be innocently and unknowingly brought to America causing major catastrophic problems wrecking havoc on our farm and livestock.
    4) There are criminals from other societies that have broken laws, and we, as a people need to be knowledgeable about those crimes, and have the right to deny citizenship and entrance to America based on the personal character and background of that person!
    5) We need to make sure that those coming here and becoming citizens are here because they want to contribute and make America a better place. Loyalty and assimilation are important!
    6) We need to have limitations as to who comes here, and how many come here, in order to make sure these people, along with American citizens, can find and maintain productive employment in order to contribute to the tax revenue and not be a drain on the social welfare system, that is already overwhelmed by our own citizens!
    7) Our forefathers considered the immigration of others into this country, and they wrote laws to protect us. Until those laws are changed by a democratic process, no elected leader, regardless of their role in the Administrative, Judical or Legislative branch of government has the right to single-handedly change those laws based on their own way of thinking. This is not due process nor does if follow the democratic process of democratic people!

    I'm tired, but I'm sure there are many other good reasons for allowing law to rule over compassion! That is why there are laws, to protect us from a false sense of compassion that could eventually cause us irreparable problems!
    #1 righteousdude2, Jul 20, 2014
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