The Syrian Refugee Crisis Pt. 3

Preston Continues talking about the Syrian Refugee Crisis and about the idea of self preservation.

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  • Hi Preston,

    I listen to your program (and other on The Voice) at least a few times a week at work as I can. I have enjoyed and benefited much from your program. I’ve heard most of your current message on the refugee crisis. You make some great points on the issue. Of course, the Christian thing to do is love and accept people who need help; and yes, as you’ve stated, we do need to by wiser than the serpent as Jesus said. No, we should not dwell in fear, but love … but also wisdom and shrewdness with an enemy who is vowing to take us out.

    However, I think there are a few points that need to be brought to light. It seems the point you made that the risk of danger of refugees being allowed into America is not quite accurate, or at least there’s more to it that can change the context. It seems your Christian conclusion to open/accept them over protecting America is grounded in a minimized risk than the reality. (As mentioned below, in 2 Kings 20:12-21, Hezekiah shouldn’t have welcomed the messengers from Babylon so fully that he showed them all his treasures of the kingdom.)

    I heard on another radio channel recently that in Sweden rapes of women have soared recently. As I recall 90% or more of these rapes have been done by the refugees! I think I heard that the Netherlands is also having a high rate of rapes, mostly all from refugees. (Not sure exactly the details on these situations.)

    You made the point today that the risk of them doing terrorist acts here is extremely low (comparing it to the rate of lightning strikes on humans). It seems the risk is not so much the past record of low terrorist acts here — but what apparently IS happening in Sweden — not terrorist acts but rapes! ISIS has been saying they’re coming to America to kill the men and rape our wives and children.

    See this this site for more on the reality of Islam danger:
    http://www.barenakedislam.com/

    No, we shouldn’t live in or act from fear, but knowing the full reality of danger/threat is crucial to getting the necessary information make a wise decision. Walking in wisdom is one of the highest Christian directives. If the information is limited or skewed so too will be the decision.

    If we as a nation have the biblical right to protect ourselves from potential enemies — then it’s not of the church, but the nation to decide. Possibly, the biblical application for us today of accepting in the helpless is mostly or all about we as local churches or individuals accepting people locally — not in regards to a nation accepting in people from other nations (who, by they way tend not to embrace our Constitution and values.)

    I’ve also heard that the pictures/footage of the refugees show many, if not the majority of the refugees, are men of fighting age who appear to have no wives and children with them. Given that our president is at the least sympathetic toward Islam the potential risk is that the refugees the administration wants to let in is not mostly helpless women and children — but Trojan Horses of males — bent on raping (and pillaging) America as they have recently been in Sweden and the Netherlands.

    Hypothetically, what if we knew that the majority of the refugees wanting to come here, and that our administration seems to want to allow — are mostly single men of fighting age? Given that rapes have skyrocketed in other countries by “refugees” — would knowing this change the context from our Christian perspective? Wouldn’t it, shouldn’t it — change our stance from embracing them to protection of our families and nation? Jesus once told his disciples to buy swords. And when Peter chopped the ear of the soldier, Jesus didn’t respond to the effect, “What are you doing with a sword? You shouldn’t have that … we’re men of peace.” No, Jesus told Peter to put it back in his sheath where it belonged (for appropriate use of it); using a sword in that particular situation would interfere with his special & unique purpose.

    In 2 Kings 20, God didn’t like Hezekiah showing the strangers from Babylon all his treasures, so Isaiah said the days will come when all the king’s treasures would be carried of to Babylon. Apparently, Hezekiah should have protected his treasures.

    This seems to indicate that we should be protective — especially when an enemy is perceived.

    As Matt Slick has pointed out the Muslim women can be a threat, and the mother’s are raising their sons to fight us; so, the little boys that may come in now as refugees will soon be men — willing and able to rise up here — from within our own land. (I do believe that most Muslims are not a threat but do want just to live in peace and raise their families. But if only 10% of the billions are extremists — then that 10% is a huge number!)

    I think it was on Matt Slick’s show the other day the Muslims who want to bring down America are, among other strategies, being told to drain resources from our economic system (i.e., Medicaid, demands for unnecessary things while in a hospital).

    Yes, as you’ve said, Preston, this issue is complicated and multi-faceted. However, we cannot minimize the threat and open wide the doors in love but ignorance to significant numbers of “strangers from Babylon” that plan to conquer us from within.

    Based on what’s been going on in Sweden and the Netherlands (not so much in potential acts of mass terror but in lots of acts of individual raping, pillaging, draining economic resources), and not on low risk scenarios — it seems we should lean on the side of protection.

    Scott

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