Cheryl Chumley In Exodus 22:21, God commanded the Israelites, “You shall not wrong a sojourner or oppress him, for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt.”
Some American Christians have interpreted that passage as a mandate for the United States to excuse and accommodate illegal immigrants.
But award-winning journalist Cheryl Chumley notes a “sojourner” is a temporary visitor; illegal aliens seek to remain in the country, so that passage does not apply to them.
Moreover, she pointed out, God Himself was the one who separated the peoples of the Earth and confused their languages in Genesis 11, thus creating nations. So national sovereignty is perfectly biblical.
In her new book, “The Devil in DC: Winning Back the Country from the Beast in Washington,” which is set to be released this month, Chumley wrote, “It’s hard to believe in a morality that teaches that breaking the law is OK.”
The Bible does not teach that breaking the law is OK, she asserted. She cited Proverbs 28:4, which reads: “Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, but those who keep the law strive against them.”
Chumley said it is unseemly for a nation based on the rule of law and Judeo-Christian values to reward illegal immigrants for their lawbreaking by putting them on a “path to citizenship.”
“I don’t understand why the lawbreakers are given extra concessions while the citizens are put in a second-class state,” she told WND in an interview.
The most prominent Christian, by far, to defend open borders has been Pope Francis. Last month, the pope said Donald Trump is “not Christian” if he talks constantly about building a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.
“These same people that are pointing fingers at the rest of America criticizing us for wanting to uphold border controls – you don’t see them too often opening their homes and welcoming in these illegal immigrants into their own homes, sheltering them, providing for them, giving them food and so forth,” Chumley reasoned. “Nine times out of 10 their calls for aid come from the taxpayers; they want the taxpayers to do things that they themselves don’t want to do.”