A new study conducted by the Pew Research Center indicates that an increasingly large proportion of White Christians believe that the United States government is not responsible to care for refugees who merely show up at our borders with their hands out:
The data is extremely damning – some 68% of white evangelicals assert that “the U.S. does not have a responsibility to accept refugees,” according to Pew. What’s even more staggering is that, among religiously unaffiliated adults, the percentages are almost the exact reverse.
So, of those with no faith whatsoever, roughly 65% believe that the U.S. has a responsibility to care for refugees, while 31% say it does not.
Peter Wehner, an author and senior fellow at conservative think tank, the Ethics and Public Policy Center, called the concerning figures “an indictment of white evangelicals.”
“Only a *quarter* believe the U.S. has a responsibility to accept refugees. We can debate how many refugees America should accept, but how does that general attitude align with the ethic of Jesus?” he noted on Twitter.
“Terrible. Just terrible,” added National Review Institute fellow, (((David French))). “We can certainly argue about how many refugees our nation should accept, but to say that we have no responsibility at all? Awful.”
Russell Moore, the President of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, has consistently pleaded with evangelicals to seriously consider the Biblical mandate on caring for the vulnerable – he has also made fierce warnings against elevating political affiliation above the call to serve Christ and others.
“A religious right that is not able to tie public action and cultural concern to a theology of Gospel and mission will die, and will deserve to die,” he said, prior to the 2016 election.
“When Christianity is seen as a political project in search of a gospel useful enough to advance its worldly agenda, it will end up pleasing those who make politics primary, while losing those who believe the Gospel.”
There is nothing in the Bible that obligates Christians to accept racial strangers into their lands and provide for them; in fact, the opposite is true. Israelites in the Old Testament were commanded to be a holy and separate people, and since Christ came only for the Lost Sheep of the House of Israel (Matthew 15:24), this same rule applies to true Israelite Christians today. Any traditionally Christian nation that allows racial aliens eventually will cease to be a Christian nation. If the survival of Christianity is based on the “conversion” of Africans, Arabs, and Asians, it would be doomed.
Traditionally White Christian nations, also known as the ‘Camp of the Saints,’ are being surrounded and flooded with non-Christians and racial aliens, just as the Book of Revelations (20:9) predicted they would be. That White Christians are starting to resist and refuse to accept this flood of aliens is actually a sign of spiritual health, and that they are finally listening to the truth that God has written in their hearts, which has provided them with an innate instinct of self-preservation. But this flood will continue unabated until these White Christian nations collectively turn back to their God, who has guaranteed their preservation if and when they do so.