Guess Who Approved the Border Wall? God!

What Does The Bible Say About Illegal Immigration?

This is actually a very simple subject.

The Bible is very consistent when it comes to illegal immigration and the policies that a nation should uphold to protect its citizens.

Throughout the Old Testament sin and rebellion towards God ran wild.

God even gave his creation a ‘makeover’ when there was no one left who would follow him. Noah and his family survived the flood and just like God commanded Adam and Eve they were to…

…”Have children so that there will be many of you. Fill the earth and bring it under your control…

Genesis 1:28

Noah and his descendants definitely multiplied, but rather than filling the earth, they continued to sin in a big way.

Genesis 11 describes how self-absorbed and power hungry they had become.

Everyone spoke the same language and as one big group they decided they could build a tower to heaven to show how awesome they were.


They were living as one nation, not following God’s command to fill the earth.

He said, “All these people are united and speak the same language. That is why they can do all this. Now they will be able to do anything they plan. Come on! Let us go down and mix up their language. Then they will not be able to understand one another.”

So the Lord scattered them from there over the whole earth. And they stopped building the city.

Genesis 11:6-8

Bam! Now we have an earth filled with many languages and many nations.

God scattered His creations across the whole earth.

You might be thinking, “What does an earth filled with many nations have to do with illegal immigration?”

Stick with me…

It is important to remember that it was God’s plan to help protect us from our sinful nature of being power-hungry by splitting us up into many independent nations.

In fact, the Founding Fathers of our great country used this same principle when designing the separation of powers in our own government.

God did not intend for us to have a Borderless world. Genesis 11 is evidence for that.

So, knowing that we are a world with many nations by God’s design, how should these nations handle the laws they create regarding immigration?

First, we must realize that God commands us to be subject to the laws our nations create:

Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.

Romans 13:1

God scattered his people into many nations and thankfully he also had a plan to establish governments and create order.

So what does the Bible lead us to understand regarding immigration and borders?

Even in Bible times there were ‘illegal immigrants’. Biblical text describes these individuals as ‘foreigners’ or ‘strangers’.

There was also a term used for people who were not citizens, but considered legal immigrants. These people were called ‘sojourners’.

Then, of course, citizens were called ‘countrymen’.

It is important to realize that even during Bible times, issues with illegal immigration were just as concerning as they are today.

Take Ruth as an example:

When Ruth heard that, she bowed down with her face to the ground. She asked him, “Why are you being so kind to me? In fact, why are you even noticing me? I’m from another country.”

Ruth 2:10

Ruth is speaking to Boaz and she is in Israel as an illegal. Not only is she an illegal immigrant, but Deuteronomy 23:3 forbids anyone from Moab to be in Israel at all!

So, why does God make these distinctions between illegal immigrants, legal immigrants and citizens?

If you are a person reading this who thinks the label ‘illegal immigrant’ is inhumane, I ask you, ‘Do you know better than God?’

You could argue that we are made in the image of God and he loves us all equally.

But, God is not impartial to the biblical concept of your legal status in a country!

Let’s go a step further here and talk about what the government’s job is to protect its citizens.

The one in authority serves God for your good. But if you do wrong, watch out! Rulers don’t carry a sword for no reason at all. They serve God. And God is carrying out his anger through them. The ruler punishes anyone who does wrong.

Romans 13:4

Not only must we follow the immigration laws of a nation, but the rulers in our government must enforce those rules.

This includes building a border wall if necessary, or deporting people who have been willingly taking from a nation who they have not pledged allegiance to.

Not only is an illegal immigrant asking for a pass when it comes to the established naturalization process, they are stealing from the citizens and legal immigrants by becoming recipients of health benefits, entitlement monies, jobs and education grants.

Oh, and did I forget to mention, they are breaking the law!

Breaking the law established by a government designed by God who scattered us into independent nations!

You might be upset right now because I am not speaking with any sense of compassion.

I would argue the absolute opposite.

Compassion does not mean open borders.

Hello out there to all people in favor of open borders… Listen up…

A nation with open borders and a loose immigration policy, is a nation heading towards insolvency that will become bankrupt!

So, how exactly do you expect to show ‘compassion’ to a foreigner who you alone choose to support with other people’s money? Especially if you have already bankrupted the government who you claim your ungrateful citizenship to?

You can’t show compassion in this way.

“Treating your neighbor as yourself” is not a command of impartiality on God’s part.

God insists that we treat everyone with respect. I respect a legal migrant’s right to the legal naturalization process.

God never designed governments to provide for its citizens.

God intended for us to support the government. (Taxes!)

And with those tax dollars, we expect the government to protect our borders and not give that support as a handout to someone who broke the law!

It is my governments job, as ordained by God, to protect me from an influx of drugs, criminals, rapists, and even the poor children seeking amnesty from a nation that might be failing them across our borders.

There are other ways to show compassion. There are other ways to serve people less fortunate than us.

But first, we must uphold the law and protect our border.

It is a privilege to be here, not a right!

Guess Who Approved the Border Wall? God! What does the Bible say about illegal immigration?

Posted by Satan's Apple – Finding Truth Among the Lies on Wednesday, September 4, 2019