No issue is dividing America – including Christians – more than immigration, evangelical Kelly Kullberg says.
The American Association of Evangelicals (AAE) and Evangelicals for Biblical Immigration (EBI) say this division is tragic and unnecessary, when a biblical understanding of a wise welcome could heal both the Church and nation.
Kullberg is founder of American Association of Evangelicals, the Veritas Forum and author of “Finding God Beyond Harvard.”
Kullberg, AAE and EBI are offering a new, free, downloadable Bible study on the topic of immigration called “Wise Welcome: The Bible & Immigration.” The book can help Christians use the wisdom of scriptures in the immigration debate.
Kullberg is author of “Wise Welcome: The Bible & Immigration;” co-author is Dr. James Hoffmeier, a former missionary child, refugee, legal immigrant, and Old Testament scholar and professor.
The book may be downloaded from AAE’s website here.
George Soros-funded “ministries” like Sojourners and Faith in Public Life help the open borders political project, but few know that the Bible does not teach open borders and blanket amnesty. It teaches discernment and “Wise Welcome,” Kullberg, a spokesperson for AAE, said in a press release.
“Many people have heard the beautiful verse from Matthew 25, ‘I was a stranger and you welcomed me,’ but few know that, in Scripture, God rebuked Israel for open borders that led to crime, violence and loss of the faith, culture and sovereignty of Israel,” Kullberg said. “We’re called to shape our culture, like a garden. That requires wisdom.”
The free, 29-page study book will help Christians discover the wisdom of Scripture to bless communities, churches and nations.
Hoffmeier said, “There are different words in Hebrew for a foreigner who is to be received as a resident alien, or to be treated as a temporary guest worker, or to be refused passage and citizenship. Scripture makes the distinctions clear. It’s important to understand the whole counsel of Scripture.”
Eric Metaxas, best-selling author of “Bonhoeffer” and “If You Can Keep It,” endorsed the “Wise Welcome” study.
“If you want to know what the Bible says about immigration, look no further,” Metaxas said in the press release. “We needed a deeper explanation of what it means to follow Jesus in this area, and I am so grateful we finally have it!”
AAE is a growing, informal coalition of Christians who share the gospel, advance biblical worldview and engage opposition to the faith and nation.
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Jason M. Reynolds has more than 20 years’ experience as a journalist at outlets of all sizes.