Christopher Harris, the executive director of the media company Unhyphenated America , appeared on Fox & Friends and was asked how he would support President Trump’s border policies from a Biblical perspective.
While I don’t necessarily think the verses he cites are the best defense for Trump, I do agree with him in principle.
I would have instead pointed to the fact that according to the Bible, it is God who sets and establishes the borders of nations.
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“I will fix your boundary from the Red Sea to the sea of the Philistines, and from the wilderness to the River Euphrates; for I will deliver the inhabitants of the land into your hand, and you will drive them out before you.
and He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation,
“When the Most High gave the nations their inheritance, When He separated the sons of man, He set the boundaries of the peoples According to the number of the sons of Israel.
“You also gave them kingdoms and peoples, And allotted them to them as a boundary. They took possession of the land of Sihon the king of Heshbon And the land of Og the king of Bashan.
You have established all the boundaries of the earth; You have made summer and winter.
The LORD will tear down the house of the proud, But He will establish the boundary of the widow.
“For I will drive out nations before you and enlarge your borders, and no man shall covet your land when you go up three times a year to appear before the LORD your God.
It sure seems to me like God is ok with borders and defending borders and establishing and defending nations and national sovereignty!
And as President Trump has repeatedly stated, if you don’t have a border you don’t have a nation.
Here's more on the story, from Newsweek:
Fox & Friends guest on Tuesday cited the Bible to justify denying asylum to migrants in the caravan.
The show’s co-host Steve Doocy asked Christopher Harris, the executive director of the media company Unhyphenated America, talks about denying the rights to those seeking asylum from a “Christian standpoint.”
“America is definitely not a theocracy, but we are without a doubt a nation of Christians, and as such, we know we’re commanded to give refuge to those who are in need. But here’s the thing: We’re not being allowed to welcome them into the nation. They’re actually storming the border!” Harris said.
Harris continued the conversation by comparing the migrants at the border to knocking on someone’s door to enter their home.
“You know what I ask? Knock on the door, ring the doorbell, allow me to open the door to let you come in. And that's what they're not doing, is they're demanding to come in,” Harris said.
Harris said his argument was supported by a random guess at the makeup of those fleeing violence and poverty in Central America.
“Even from a Christian standpoint, the Bible talks about ‘who are the poor,’ right?” Harris asked. “It’s the women and children. And what you’ll see at the border, it’s probably, like, 90 percent adult males.”
The conversation comes just a few days after Border Patrol agents deployed tear gas at Central American migrants on Sunday. As many as 500 people rushed toward police blockades on the Mexican side of the U.S.-Mexico border to enter San Diego in Tijuana, Mexico, in an attempt to cross the border. Photos and videos of those who tried to cross over show U.S. authorities firing tear gas towards the crowd of people, which included children and their families.