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What Does the Bible says about Sanctuary Cities?


During President Trump’s initial Presidential campaign, he stressed the priority of safety in America and the threats of ISIS in the world. While speaking about how to establish safety in our nation, he continually spoke about building a wall along America’s Southern Border. Since President Trump has taken office, he has sought to establish laws regarding Sanctuary Cities, even though certain individuals have refused to abide by his leadership.
From day one in the White House, he has demonstrated himself as a man of action. Most recently, he held a Listening Session with the Fraternal Order of Police and spoke about the actions he was carrying out in order to end these threats. “My highest duty as President is the security of our people, the security of our nation.” The President continues, “That is why I’ve already taken numerous actions to enhance domestic security, including the creation of Task Force on Reducing Violent Crime, an interagency task force to dismantle criminal cartels, along with historic actions to secure our borders and remove criminals from our country.” As bold as the President has been as he has proved sincere on many of the campaign promises he stated, it appears that many do not want the President to secure our borders. For some reason, people do not want a door of safety to be established in America. While the President has made it clear on his intentions towards illegal aliens in America, critics have sounded their disapproval of the President’s actions towards Sanctuary Cities. But, what does God say about Sanctuary Cities?
A City of Refuge is not a Democratic idea, nor is it a Republican idea. It’s not even an American idea. In the Bible, Joshua 20 talks very specifically about a City of Refuge. When talking to Joshua in verse 2, the Lord says, “Tell the Israelites to designate the cities of refuge, as I instructed you through Moses, so that anyone who kills a person accidentally and unintentionally may flee there and find protection from the avenger of blood.” Okay, the Lord wanted specific cities to be designated for these purposes. But, there were also certain procedures that had to be carried out at the borders. The Lord continues His directions to Joshua in verse 4; “When they flee to one of these cities, they are to stand in the entrance of the city gate and state their case before the elders of that city. Then the elders are to admit the fugitive into their city and provide a place to live among them.” Continuing to look at verse 5, we see these important words; “They are to stay in that city until they have stood trial before the assembly and until the death of the high priest who is serving at that time. Then they may go back to their own home in the town from which they fled.” God wanted Sanctuary Cities to be put in place so that people had a place to run to.
Since the President has begun his leadership in the White Office, he has made strategic steps in establishing the needed personnelto be placed upon our nation’s border. He has also taken the steps to establish judges throughout the land, as well as the most recent appointment to the Supreme Court, Justice Neil Gorsuch. In its most basic understanding, a judge is one who enforces the established laws of the land. Our law enforcement, border patrol, and Homeland Security personnel do exactly that. It is not wrong for the President to establish “judges” on the borders of America who enforce our laws and call individuals to appear in court. If someone refuses to obey the laws of the land, or insist on entering America outside of the legal procedures, that would be doing so illegally. God established Sanctuary Cities and processes to be done legally. The court system in America is very important to how this process works.
It’s important to understand the Biblical perspective of a Sanctuary City. We are hearing that we must have Sanctuary Cities, but those who are promoting the usage of it are doing so in a manipulative way. As we can see, God is all about a Sanctuary City, but He is also about it being done ‘legally’.
In addition, there has been an array of responsestowards the President’s stance on the ‘Extreme Vetting’ that must be done along our borders in order to keep America safe. People say it’s unfair to vet someone. People say it’s wrong for the President to want to build a wall. If someone wants to come into America legally, they can proceed through our borders. For some reason, people are upset about this reasoning.
What may be surprising to some is that Heaven has a wall around it. Revelation 21 describes how Heaven not only has a wall around it, it has a HIGH wall around it. In fact, God not only created a wall around Heaven, but there are also guards at each of the entrances to Heaven, called angels. The Bible even describes the type of extreme vetting that Heaven requires for access. As verse 27 reveals, “Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.”  Revelation 22:14 further describes those who are able to pass through the gates of heaven; ”Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city.” It is not wrong to place a high border along our Southern border. We are mere men. If Heaven has a high wall with extreme vetting being carried out at its gates, how much more do we need this in our nation?

See the full story about Sanctuary Cities in America, how the Bible describes how a City of Refuge is to be established, how those in Syria are presently responding to President’s Trump’s decision to bomb the airfields used to carry out a chemical attack, and so much more. Also shared in this segment: CNN, chemical weapons, immigration, immigrants, border patrol, justices, Bashar al-Assad, justice, safety, Heaven, Book of Revelation, US Constitution, Court System, Gates of Heaven, Holy City, Jerusalem, The Wife of the Lamb, Kassam Eid, missile strikes, President Trump, and the Trump Administration. Greg and John shared in this segment. 

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