Thoughts on Christ and the Border Crisis

 

Thoughts on Christ and the Border Crisis

FILE - In this Tuesday July 3, 2012 file photo,  a Honduras national policeman sits on packages of cocaine that were brought to Tegucigalpa, Honduras. The cocaine was seized from a small airplane that crashed after it was being chased by military planes and helicopters of the Honduras army near the town of Los Lirios, about 217 miles (350 km) east of Tegucigalpa. Three-quarters of all U.S.-bound cocaine passes through Honduras, an illicit business that has led to an explosion of violence.  Honduras has more murders than any other country in the world, says the World Health Organization.(AP Photo/Fernando Antonio, file)

FILE – In this Tuesday July 3, 2012 file photo, a Honduras national policeman sits on packages of cocaine that were brought to Tegucigalpa, Honduras. The cocaine was seized from a small airplane that crashed after it was being chased by military planes and helicopters of the Honduras army near the town of Los Lirios, about 217 miles (350 km) east of Tegucigalpa. Three-quarters of all U.S.-bound cocaine passes through Honduras, an illicit business that has led to an explosion of violence. Honduras has more murders than any other country in the world, says the World Health Organization.(AP Photo/Fernando Antonio, file)

“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me…” ~ Jesus (Matthew 23:35)

The Fox News watching, fake Christian, pseudo-patriots are afraid of the foreigners coming across our southern border, almost as much as they are afraid of the CIA’s Muslim boogymen.

Fear, anger, and hate rule these people’s lives… not Christ and the Bible.

They follow Fox News… not Christ and the Holy Spirit.

They are captives of Satan, and they do his bidding… while convinced they are following God… they are deceived… and perhaps cursed by God.

The border crisis is a USG-CIA-DoD creation, just as weaponized Islam is.

Destabilization and control of the world is the name of the game.

When it comes to the border crisis, Christians should act like Christ… 

“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me…” ~ Jesus (Matthew 23:35)

When it comes to the border crisis, Christians should follow the Bible…

“You shall not wrong a stranger or oppress him, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.” (Exodus 22:21)

“‘When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them.” (Leviticus 19:33)

“Cursed is anyone who withholds justice from the foreigner, the fatherless or the widow.” Then all the people shall say, “Amen!” (Deuteronomy 27:19)

“The LORD watches over the foreigner and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but he frustrates the ways of the wicked.” (Psalm 146:9)

Sad to say, many (most?) of the so-called and self professed “Christians” who fill America’s churches every Sunday are not Christians at all…. regardless of what they say. Rather they are angry, fearful, hateful neoconservatives and pseudopatriots.

Protesters Angry about Influx of Migrants Shout to Buses Full of Children: ‘Nobody Wants You!’

“On Tuesday, protesters opposed to the influx of migrants arriving at the US border stopped three buses full of families and children headed towards a  Border Patrol processing facility in Murrieta, California.

“Refusing to leave the road and let the buses pass, the protesters shouted, “Nobody wants you. You’re not welcome. Go home” to those on the buses…”

Read more: Protesters Angry about Influx of Migrants Shout to Buses Full of Children: ‘Nobody Wants You!’ – Latest http://latest.com/2014/07/protesters-angry-about-influx-of-migrants-shout-to-buses-full-of-children-nobody-wants-you/ 

VIDEO – Protest held over immigrants coming to Murrieta: http://youtu.be/RZBRV6JsxCE 

In Some Towns, Immigrants Met With Aid Instead of Anger

“While the eyes of many have been on Murrieta and the raucous protests there that blocked the transfer of undocumented immigrants to that California town, groups in another city are welcoming with open arms the women and children who have fled violence in their own countries…”

Read more: In Some Towns, Immigrants Met With Aid Instead of Anger – http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/immigration-border-crisis/some-towns-immigrants-met-aid-instead-anger-n148956 

Here’s How The U.S. Sparked A Refugee Crisis On The Border, In 8 Simple Steps

“The 57,000 children from Central America who have streamed across the U.S.-Mexico border this year were driven in large part by the United States itself. While Democrats and Republicans have been pointing fingers at each other, in reality the current wave of migration from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras has its roots in six decades of U.S. policies carried out by members of both parties.

“Since the 1950s, the U.S. has sown violence and instability in Central America. Decades of Cold War gamesmanship, together with the relentless global war on drugs, have left a legacy of chaos and brutality in these countries. In many parts of the region, civil society has given way to lawlessness. It’s these conditions the children are escaping…”

Continue reading: Here’s How The U.S. Sparked A Refugee Crisis On The Border, In 8 Simple Steps – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/18/refugee-crisis-border_n_5596125.html 

Honduras President: The US War On Drugs Caused The Migrant Crisis

“Honduran President Juan Hernandez blamed U.S. drug policy for sparking violence in Central American countries and driving a surge of migration to the United States, according to an interview published on Monday.

“Hernandez, who took office in January after winning on a pledge to be tough on crime, said only a drop in violence would curb the wave of families and unaccompanied minors fleeing Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras who have overwhelmed temporary detention facilities on the U.S. border…”

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/r-honduras-president-blames-us-drug-policy-for-migrant-surge-paper-2014-14#ixzz380Lw79EL

America’s “War on Drugs” Has Triggered a “Humanitarian Crisis” in Central American. Children Converging at the US Border

“Since 2011 the US has not only continued “losing” its war on drugs while militarizing so called anti-drug police forces throughout Central America (not unlike the secret dirty wars of yesteryear), during this exact same time period murderous violence in Central America has skyrocketed…”

Read more: America’s “War on Drugs” Has Triggered a “Humanitarian Crisis” in Central American. Children Converging at the US Border – http://shar.es/NFGyM 

Corporatism And The War On Drugs Created This Border Crisis

“Large U.S. multinational corporations are making a fortune in Central America, so much so , they’ve privatized their own “security forces” to keep their interests protected. Much like the democratically elected government of Iran in the 1950′s, the CIA conducted a similar operation to overthrow the popularly elected government of Guatemala, by unseating the democratically elected Jacobo Arbenz. During the Eisenhower administration, Secretary of State John Dulles was motivated to act in Guatemala because he had some interest in the holdings of a corporation known as United Fruit. The intervention was a personal matter to the Secretary of State…”

Read more: Corporatism And The War On Drugs Created This Border Crisis: http://wp.me/p2kOQ2-1Ed 

Let’s Treat Children at the Border as Christ Would

“This is a moral moment for America and what it means to be an American. And for the church, it is a moment to make clear what it means to be a Christian.

“Unaccompanied children are fleeing the escalating violence in Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala and presenting themselves at the U.S. border–hoping to find safety from daily fears for their lives in these Central American countries. More than 50,000 have already come and their presence is now creating a political crisis in the United States…”

Read more: Let’s Treat Children at the Border as Christ Would – http://time.com/3004786/border-crisis-kids-god-church/ 

More than one Christian response to border crisis?

“The story of Jesus’ austere beginnings challenges my faith and how I respond to the current border crisis. I am not convinced there is only one Christian response. I am convinced that God calls us to respond in a way that is consistent with our faith and dictated by Scripture more than a response dictated by our political ideologies.

“Remembering that Jesus was a political refugee from austere beginnings, we must ask ourselves, each individually and as the Body of Christ, “What if Jesus was born 2014 years later and was one of the children at the border?” Does our response witness to our faith? Is our response based on the teachings of Jesus? Is our response a reflection of the life of Jesus?

“I do not have this all figured out. I am not convinced there is only one Christian response. I am convinced our response must be informed by the man at the center of our faith, one who started his life as part of a family seeking refuge.”

Read more: More than one Christian response to border crisis? – http://tinyurl.com/l2xmkx9

“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me…” ~ Jesus (Matthew 23:35)

Learn more about the border region here: Borderland Beat – http://www.borderlandbeat.com/ 

Learn more about Central America here: Prof. Adrienne Pine’s blog – http://quotha.net/ 

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