E v a n g e l i c a l s for B i b l i c a l I m m i g r a t i o n
January 19, 2016
The Congress of the United States of America
Honored Members of Congress ~
Tomorrow, Wednesday January 20th at 2:30 p.m., the Senate is planning to vote on H.R. 4038, “The American Security against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act,” to protect Americans from refugees . This bill was passed by the House of Representatives in November, and we ask that you would pass it in the Senate, as well.
The Bible does not teach open and undiscerning welcome, but only wise welcome. We are to embrace the lawful and well-meaning foreigner, who, like a convert, comes as blessing (e.g. book of Ruth). Elsewhere we find the building of walls to protect from harmful foreigners (e.g. Nehemiah). The breaking down of borders and culture is not a commandment in Scripture, it is a curse.
The Islamic doctrine of Hijra commands Muslims to migrate to spread Islam and dehumanizing Sharia law. We are called to cultural flourishing and wherever Islam under jihad takes root, cultures and human beings suffer. It is now time to adopt the common sense of the American people you are committed to representing.
Fortunately there is also a way to reach out in love. The Center for Immigration Studies has found that we can help twelve (12) refugees stay in their home region for the cost of resettling one (1) in America. We suggest collaboration with Christian agencies overseas including Open Doors and Samaritan’s Purse who give practical aid to many thousands of people whom God dearly loves. We also request U.S. assistance for persecuted Christians.
Kindness stewards the garden of culture (Genesis 1-3). Kindness considers the interests of America and the world. Kindness solves the root problem — in this case Islamic ideology. It does not root the problem in hundreds of our own communities at the expense of citizens and its nation’s future.
Thank you for your wise leadership and support of the SAFE Act.
Evangelicals for Biblical Immigration
(an ad hoc group of 2,000+ concerned Christians including Eric Metaxas, Kelly Kullberg, Carol Swain, Sandy Rios, Kris Kobach, Mark Tooley and more)