If We Care About Orphans and Widows, We Must Oppose Islamic Refugees

Christians are often criticized, told they are “discriminating against” Muslims by opposing Obama’s “refugee policies.”

Some are told:

“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” (James 1:27)

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However, if Americans genuinely care about orphans and widows, they should be careful not to import Islamists who will kidnap and rape them.

Sadly, Western society is often unwilling to distinguish between the guilty and the innocent. Once it fails to uphold this critical distinction, society will decay.

Christians should remember that “Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent— the Lord detests them both.” (Proverbs 17:15).

Instead, the essence of justice is to discriminate between those who are guilty and those who are innocent.

In fact, God ordained the criminal justice system in order for righteous rulers to make these critical and necessary distinctions:

“Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended. For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer.” (Romans 13:2-4).

Islamic ideology will always reject non-Muslim institutions and are commanded to wage war against them. Should not the Christian, therefore, guard against this inevitable eventuality?

This does not mean that Christians should not show mercy or compassion towards Muslims. However, it is better to support them in their own Muslim nations.


Daniel Mann

Daniel Mann has taught theology, Old Testament, and Apologetics at the New York School of the Bible for 24 years and has written several books, including Embracing the Darkness: How a Jewish, Sixties, Berkeley Radical Learned to Live with Depression, God’s Way. He is a contributing writer for the Christian Research Journal. Follow him: MannsWord.blogspot.com, or join his Facebook groups, Apologetics for Today, Seekers with Questions about Christianity, Christians with Vexing Issues Seeking Truth and Straight Talk.

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