Posts Tagged With: immigration

What Sodom and Gomorrah has to say to the United States

The story of Sodom and Gomorrah is one of the most notorious stories of the Old Testament. Two neighboring towns highlight the epitome of what it means to rebel against God and to live in sinfulness. God’s anger boils against them, and God decides to destroy the cities.
God tells Abraham of the plan, and Abraham tries to intercede for the cities in order to save them. Continue reading

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The foreigner in us all

Recently, the Southern Baptist Convention passed a resolution calling for a “just and compassionate” path to legal residence for undocumented immigrants. This is a great step forward in thoughts about immigration in the United States. It troubled me, though, that the Convention felt they had to clarify their stance by approving an amendment saying, “This resolution is not to be construed as support for amnesty for any undocumented immigrant.” So there is a desire for legal residence, but there is also a desire to avoid the possibility that this could be construed as amnesty. Why is that? Continue reading

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