Once again we see on our screens both small and large how Islamic terrorists have created hellish carnage on people that have never done a damn thing to them...
Reactions were quick not only in France, but Germany and other European nations as well as here in the U.S.
Conservatives like myself were saying that our Nation needs to buckle down and figure out how to
keep mindless animals with no conscience from entering through our leaky borders (As France and other European countries did). We who call ourselves loyal and Patriotic towards America think that our leaders need to be more concerned about
protecting the United States, and not so concerned about what to do about Syrian refugees.
The President in typical divisive fashion stated an off hand remark about "Orphans and Widows" in a reference to scripture (James 1:27) derisively mocking mostly Republicans or conservatives who believe his job number one is supposed to be protecting American citizens. The left wing in this country are very quick and good at quoting bible passages they think help their agendas, but are very slow to or ignore completely those bible verses that go against their agendas as it comes to allowing a few million illegal immigrants in through the borders like Romans 2:13 "For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God's sight, but those who OBEY the law who will be declared righteous."
This divisive side remark came after Republicans and conservatives running for President stated that after the gruesome Paris attacks we need to keep Syrian refugees out of our borders until we can vett them and weed out those who easily could be ISIS or Al Queida terrorists posing as refugees, which in many Americans minds is not unreasonable, not at all unreasonable.
The Presidents remark was an attempt at using a Bible verse to shame those of us who believe we should take our national sovereignty and leaky borders seriously, as if somehow in his mind "You people call yourselves Christians but don't adhere to the Bible you listen to and read because you don't want to bring in fifty or a hundred thousand Syrian refugees here fleeing ISIS."
Ok, so that's fair game using the Bible to ridicule people of the Bible...but, and here's where the President and the millions of people who follow and believe his every word are making a critical error...
They make the assumption that those of us who are patriotic towards the United States, who want to
protect our national sovereignty and the people here first and foremost are somehow not compassionate, not caring, not taking care of "Orpans and Widows" and are heartless and cruel because we want to make sure our country is safe first. In the Presidents left wing mind we are not acting like Christians as do all of his ardent followers.
Quite frankly...that's bullcrap,
and here's why...
I'm going to speak a bit about what I do personally (not to brag about my charity work or giving but to undercut the lies people tell about us) and a few other I know personally that on a very regular basis , (and I mean giving donations every single paycheck on a weekly or even two or three times a week) to charities that not only take care of "Widows and Orphans" but also
help refugees and those being persecuted by ISIS or other Islamic radicals and minorities like Christians in middle eastern countries that are being beheaded and slaughtered every day and or do volunteer type charity work and have done those things not for a couple years or so, but DECADES.
Like the Apostle Paul I'm going to boast a bit more (not to elevate myself) but to undercut what our left wing comrades assume about conservative Christians like myself.
Some of you know my work for Christian bands over the years or what some of us call "Musicianary" bands in places like Communist Poland playing for persecuted Christians there, or playing for Christians (and non Christians) in Santiago Chile, or six years ago in Beijing playing for persecuted Christians there, some of who's churches are now being torn down by the Communist Govt. today.
Take Franklin Graham for instance who is a patriotic American, that believes like most conservatives we should be
protecting our borders and weeding out possible Islamic terrorists before letting them in but who also feeds, clothes, brings medicines and doctors to literally thousands of people every single day of the year in countries around the entire world. There's a Patriotic American who puts his money where his mouth is...
I'm feeling a bit like theApostle Paul here who stated "Are they servants of Christ? (I am out of my mind to talk like this) I am more, I have worked much harder, been in prison more frequently, been flogged more severely..."
The Apostle's point in doing an entire chapter of boasting about what he's done was that there were those claiming to be influential people of the Church that were influencing Christians in the wrong way and wanted the same status as Paul...he stated it this way in 2 Corinthians 11:12, "But what I am doing I will continue to do, so that I may cut off opportunity from those who desire an opportunity to be regarded just as we are in the matter about which they are boasting. For such men are fasle apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ."
And so, I must be out of my mind also, like the apostle, because I see people quoting scripture and the Bible using it as a tool to sway people's minds towards their way of thinking.
When I see powerful political leaders like the President or Nancy Pelosi just to name a few, using the Bible to justify everything from the slaughter of abortion (where is that in scripture?), to pushing Homosexual marriage, to global warming or climate change, to bringing in thousands of Syrian refugees without making sure they are not terrorists intent on killing Americans, or The Affordable care act which is not at all affordable (as millions of people are now finding out including my own family members) but who also manhandle
and attack Christian charity groups like Little sisters of the poor that do nothing but serve elderly and poor people their entire lives, or accuse small Christian business owners and use government force to make them serve Homosexual so called "Marriages" by mandating they bake their wedding cakes and being "reeducated", or Christians who think (Like me) that the Presidents compassion is severely misguided if we let thousands of refugees in (mostly Islamic) that we don't know for sure if they are terrorists or not.
BTW in another show of misguidance, the refugees the President is bringing here do not represent an accurate crossection of actual numbers of Muslims and Christians as well as other minorities from those Countries. The Muslim percentage of refugees now coming into this country is 96 percent vs. 3 percent Christian...once again, the Obama policies appear to be hurting christians. But he alludes to the Bible so well and craftily doesn't he?