They [Israel] transformed the beauty of His ornaments into pride, and they made the images of their abominations and their detestable things with it; therefore I will make it an abhorrent thing to them. I will give it into the hands of the foreigners as plunder and to the wicked of the earth as spoil, and they will profane it. I will also turn My face from them, and they will profane My secret place; then robbers will enter and profane it (Ezek 7:20-22).
David Crabb wrote an article on DesiringGod.com which essentially said, politics aside, Chistians should relish the missionary opportunity to preach the Gospel to the heathen at their very doorstep. This comes off the heels, or is it the other way around, of D. Glenn’s “Eight Words From Jesus in a World Full of Refugees” which essentially implies that if you do not want to roll out the red carpet to refugees, you do not know Christian love.
I believe both of these articles miss the mark entirely. They presume the worse from their readers, the already converted. They speak as if we Christians are not going to seek to love these people and preach the Gospel to them.
Of course we should, and we will. However, the issue pertaining to Muslim(!) refugees is much more than that.
First, as we can see from the Ezekiel quote above, the onslaught of unbelieving foreigners is not some sort of blessing. It is specifically a curse for non-belief. Has anyone noticed that the refugees are going to all post-Industrial, formerly Christian nations? Wherever they go, they enter the welfare rolls helping bring about the financial destruction of their host nations and along with carrying with them a virulently anti-Christian religion. There is no silver lining here–it is obvious that God is handing us over to our sins. The more we reject Him and embrace religious diversity, the more the Christian religion will be persecuted and essentially regulated out of existence.
Second, the refugee crisis is the fault of the nations that now host them. These refugees will bring with them militant Islam, which as a result will compel their host countries to bomb Muslim countries even more. This in turn creates an even greater refugee crisis which the West will respond to in the same way. Rinse and repeat.
You can be a Christian but have enough brains to realize that the refugee crisis is not only a symptom of a problem we are directly responsible for, but also the seeds to an even greater problem. This is why with every morally Christian bone in my body that I believe that not a single refugee from Syria should be let into any country unless he or she is not Muslim. Let’s not beat around the bush. The threat is not militant Assyrian Orthodox or Coptic Christianity, but militant Islam.To ignore this is to literally beg for one’s own destruction.
This is precisely what the West is doing and they do not even see it. They are completely blind to how their “let’s blow’em up over there and give them freedom while we are at it, so we don’t have to blow’em up over here and lose our freedoms” results in both losing freedom and things blowing up over here. So, we end up having violence and evils at home, overseas, and everywhere.
Jesus Christ warned that those who live by the sword die by the sword. In this case. the West is pointing their own sword back at themselves and don’t even know it. This patent blindness is our punishment from God for our sin and hubris.