Christine Smith on Why the Border Wall is Biblical and Historically American

President Trump has on numerous occasions expressed that without borders we do not have a country. Historically and scripturally he is right.

The leftist would have you believe a narrative convenient to their open border assertion: That we’ve welcomed with open arms anyone fleeing countries with a story to evoke sympathy and compassion and that it is an imperative from God Almighty that we do so. Both assertions are blatantly false.

As Christians, our guide should first be God’s word.

The Bible is filled with references to borders, walls, and nations. God divided the peoples into nations and established the borders. The Hebrew word “chowmah” appears over a hundred times in the Old Testament and refers to walls built for the protection of the area within.

Walls are depicted favorably when strong and broken walls designated the negative. Such a reference is even made regarding our spiritual state, “He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls,” Proverbs 25:28 (KJV).

Likewise, throughout the Old Testament, the differentiation between sojourners/legal travelers and foreigners/illegals is cited.

In Acts 17:26 (KJV) we are told God, “…hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation.”

In our fallen state, many people worldwide are not guided by the morality and values we choose. Thus, the government is instilled for our protection. Be it defense from the evils of deliberate physical aggression, or from the dangers to our health, well-being, and economy, a righteous government such as ours is to be obeyed, “Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation,” Romans 13:1-2 (KJV).

It follows then that the law established (unless in direct violation of God) should be respected and obeyed. For a government not to protect its people is in direct opposition to God’s will, likewise, those who would violate a wall of a sovereign entity are in opposition to God’s will.

Nehemiah was led by God to rebuild the wall around Jerusalem and after its completion exclaimed, “So the wall was finished…And it came to pass, that when all our enemies heard thereof, and all the heathen that were about us saw these things, they were much cast down in their own eyes: for they perceived that this work was wrought of our God,” Nehemiah 6:16 (KJV).

We also have the example of another man of God, Moses, despite needing to traverse land, obeying and not crossing when permission was denied. In Numbers 20 we learn that Moses sent messengers to plead with the king of Edom that they would be allowed to simply cross his country’s land, saying “…behold, we are in Kadesh, a city in the uttermost of thy border: Let us pass, I pray thee, through thy country: we will not pass through the fields, or through the vineyards, neither will we drink of the water of the wells: we will go by the king’s high way, we will not turn to the right hand nor to the left, until we have passed thy borders. And Edom said unto him, Thou shalt not pass by me, lest I come out against thee with the sword,” Numbers 20: 17-18 (KJV).

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