Friday, August 1, 2014

Putting our Christian Money where our Christian Mouths are on the Border Crisis.

For those who are not satisfied having the inefficient machinery of government take on the responsibility of caring for the immigrant orphans and widows that Christ is now delivering to the American church, you might consider sacrificing some of what God has blessed you with to the Texas Baptist Men. They are a great group of guys who are selflessly serving the immigrants and the churches on the border. They could use your help. —

Whether you give to the Texas Baptist Men, to some other organization, or put your own boots on the ground, let's not be caught pontificating on the internet to one another about how compassionate we are and how bad everyone else is, when all we are actually interested in doing is paying our taxes so the Border Patrol and FEMA can do mercy ministry.

To my liberal friends: If you believe the United States should grant amnesty to illegal immigrants and open her borders, then start taking care of the souls you're happy to receive. Don't say, "Let 'em in!" only to discharge your responsibility to a tax funded government bureaucracy — How well is that working out for our veterans at the VA?

To my conservative friends: If you think the United States is being overrun by immigrants and our government should not be taking care of illegals, then start doing the work yourself until the border is sealed. Don't complain about BIG and e-x-p-a-n-d-i-n-g government when you're unwilling to do what you think the government should not — That's functional socialism.

So then, no matter which side of solving this crisis you land on, enough with the memes, propaganda, and race-baiting. Put your treasure, your hands, your feet, and your prayers where your key strokes are. 

I am not commanding you to do this. But I am testing how genuine your love is by comparing it with the eagerness of the other churches. You know the generous grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that by his poverty he could make you rich. — Saint Paul

1 comment:

Dru Morgan said...

Delete my comment, but "boarders" should be "borders" :)