I had recently asked some folks if they thought that the illegal alien issue is more than political.In addition to the legal concerns, is it possible that Jesus is also interested how Christians respond?
Are they breaking the law? Yes?But what are Christians moved by?
John 8:3 And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst,4 They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.5 Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?
Had she broken the law? Yes.Did she deserve, according to the law, to be punished? Yes.However, what was in the heart of the people who brought her to Jesus?Were they simply moved by maintaining the purity of the law?Or were they moved by a desire to see her punished?Was Jesus not concerned that the law was broken? No, he said to her to go and sin no more.He had to suffer on that cross for her sin, as well as for ours, and for those people who sought to stone her.
What is the prime motive of our hearts, when we consider illegal aliens?Are we moved to anger?Do we want to see punishment?
How should we, as Christians, individually respond to those that are already here?Rebuke them? Avoid them? Turn them in? Give them the gospel?