Jim Wilson is the retired director of Community Christian Ministries in Moscow, Idaho. He will be posting regularly, so check back in soon!

Monday, July 23, 2007

Illegal Aliens

If estimates are right; there are 12,000,000 illegal aliens (immigrants) in the United States. We came to the conclusion yesterday that these illegals were also immoral sinners. We, as Christians, have been told by highest authority to take the message of the good news to the uttermost part of the earth. It looks as if many tribes and tongues have come to us. We do not have to go to them.

In Romans five, verses six to eight, we find that Christ died for the ungodly, for sinners. These people fit the qualification, the basic requirements.

They are sinners.

Jesus defined “neighbor” as someone who was of a different religion, a different race, away from home, beat up, half dead, robbed, and helpless. Many (all) of these illegals qualify as neighbors who are to be loved.

Here are few of the people who were saved when they were strangers in another land. Paul, the Ethiopian, Cornelius, Apollos, Lydia, Priscilla, and Aquila and many of the 3,000 saved at Pentecost.

I am not suggesting that you should not report an illegal alien to the police.

I am saying that:

1) Christ died for them
2) He sent us to them
3) They are our neighbors to be loved
4) They may be evil and are to be loved
5) They may be enemies and are to be loved.

If we do not love them, then we are in sin.

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