“God keep our land, glorious and free”
I believe a figurative cross stands at the border protecting the Canadians behind it from those who wish to pass our border and harm us; and, welcoming refugees with arms wide open to those fleeing violence and persecution. This is a huge distinction that is being overlooked in the immigration debate.
To keep our land “glorious and free” we have to discern those pushing through our borders intending to harm and destroy us from those who request entry because they are in need and want to join our democratic and free country. It would be foolish to welcome those who intend to destroy our “glorious and free” country, and have no intention of working or paying taxes to sustain it.
Liberals are quick to throw around Bible scripture that says to welcome all foreigners. They use this as a shame tactic to silence anyone questioning the Liberal democrat open border policies. Liberal Democrats fail to mention however, that the Bible is equally vocal about ensuring provisions for your own household and using money wisely.
Wise compassion is the gate keeper at the border crossing, not Liberal guilt.
This National Post article on the new Australian Prime Minister is typical of Liberal guilt trying to trump wisdom:
[The Australian Prime Minister’s] tough stance on asylum seekers bewildered some observers, given his devout Christian beliefs.
It seems the Liberal Democrats are trying to associate wanting order at the border (i.e. legal migration versus illegal migration) with being “racist” or “un-Christian.” The below verse is often thrown in the face of many Christian conservatives to suggest that the Bible says to welcome all foreigners, without differentiation, into Canada.
For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in. (Mathew 25:35)
Contrary to the opportunistic, simplistic Liberal Democrat interpretation of this verse, the Bible explicitly states what it means by a foreigner: someone who is hungry, thirsty and needs a place to stay. It does not say or even imply that we are to blindly offer up our family’s household resources to all foreigners from drug smuggling, machine gun wielding, ISIS flag waving men, (as does PM Trudeau) to a refugee mother with hungry children. The latter is the foreigner in need that is referred to in this Bible scripture.
Self-interested Liberal Democrats want to blur these two images of migrant foreigners: the migrant in need requesting entry; and, the migrant wishing us harm and using force to enter illegally.
An indiscriminate, chaotic border that lets anyone who shows up cross it illegally is not caring for the foreigner that is hungry and thirsty and in need, quite the opposite.
Such chaos gives priority to foreigners who are in less need than our homeless Canadians, and to allow them to violate our border laws to take what they feel they are entitled to out of the mouths of our homeless. Based on the photographic evidence, many of the “foreigners” at the US border appear to be military age men, sometimes waving the flags of their “home country”, who have left behind their women and children. This is suggestive of an invasion. Many of the “foreigners” who are willfully, illegally crossing the border appear to be, relative to the desperate homeless people on our streets, well dressed and fed. Your heart goes out to them as they illegally cross our border for a different life, like a better type of job, and want Canadians to fund their venture. The problem is we are not a country of infinite wealth and we would have to leave our homeless on the streets, including war vets who fought for our country, to do so. Also in the crowds are violent criminals that are purposefully crossing the border to rape and kill over drugs and money. It is hard to pick out from these crowds the few who are genuinely thirty and in desperate need of a drink of water, food and a roof over their head.
It is mostly unelected immigration advocates, who make a living from immigration, that are effectively making these money management decisions on behalf of Canadians by pulling on our heart strings to get at our purse strings. It is largely a deception. They stave off the law by finding legal loophole arguments to get illegal border crossers over the border so that Canadian tax payers will have to pay for their food and housing while they are given years and years of legal due process.
The money being given to illegal border crossers, that would have otherwise gone to Canadian homeless and real refugees, totals $270 million dollars to date – that we know of. The Bible is very big on generosity. It is also very big on spending your money wisely.
We are to care for foreigners who are hungry, thirsty and in need of a place to stay, and in fact, we are to think of those foreigners as if it were Jesus himself in need. That is not who is at our border thumbing their nose at our laws and entering Canada illegally when they could have gone through a legal process. These are largely people showing up well fed, well dressed, legally saavy, and with better luggage than most Canadians, certainly better than the homeless members of our Canadian household pushing shopping carts.
The foreigner in the Bible is someone who is truly in need, not just anyone who shows up and breaks into your household or country. Deuteronomy warns about the results of not following God, and his commandments:
The foreigners who reside among you will rise above you higher and higher, but you will sink lower and lower. They will lend to you, but you will not lend to them. They will be the head, but you will be the tail.(Deuteronomy 28:43-44)
It is the stated desire of Islamic Extremists and Activists (as opposed to the vast majority of moderate Islamists for whom there must always be a differentiation made) to rise above and/or kill the infidels. Jews and Christians top their list, but really anyone who does not bow to Islam is an infidel and their stated enemy.
Though he has recently changed his tune, contrary to all, or almost all other countries, PM Trudeau has openly and deliberately given safe harbour to returning ISIS killers and soldiers who have vowed to kill Canadians. They are not even subject to charges of treason. (Though there may now be some form of penalty for the hundreds now returning). They are free to roam the streets of Canada. Contrast that with the U.K. who, in line with most other countries, targeted U.K. citizens fighting for ISIS on the battle field.
The cross at our Canadian border is there to welcome foreigners who are hungry and thirsty and need a place to stay. It is also there to protect the Canadian “household” from foreigners who have told us they wish to harm us and our children.
For the protection of Canadians and refugees in need, we need to put out the unwise and dishonest Liberal managers of our Canadian household.
The parable of the Dishonest Manager has a familiar ring to it as PM Trudeau, sensing his impending loss in the October 2019 election, tries to find a home at the UN after having been an unjust steward of the possessions of Canadian taxpayers.
The Parable of the Dishonest Manager, Luke 16: 1-9
He also said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was wasting his possessions. And he called him and said to him, ‘What is this that I hear about you? Turn in the account of your management, for you can no longer be manager.’ And the manager said to himself, ‘What shall I do, since my master is taking the management away from me? I am not strong enough to dig, and I am ashamed to beg. I have decided what to do, so that when I am removed from management, people may receive me into their houses.’
So, summoning his master’s debtors one by one, he said to the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’ He said, ‘A hundred measuresa] of oil.’ He said to him, ‘Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.’ Then he said to another, ‘And how much do you owe?’ He said, ‘A hundred measuresb] of wheat.’ He said to him, ‘Take your bill, and write eighty.’ The master commended the dishonest manager for his shrewdness. For the sons of this worldc] are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than the sons of light.And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of unrighteous wealth,d] so that when it fails they may receive you into the eternal dwellings.
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