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  • Southern Baptist Leaders Urge American Christians to Respond to Refugee Crisis with Faith, Not Fear

    Leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention are urging Christians to respond to the refugee crisis with faith rather than fear.




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    Personally, I'd think watching other nations increase in crime because of the refugee situation would be enough to spark anger. Namely watching Rape increase over a 1000% in countries such as Sweden which is now called the Rape Capital of the West. I think the refugee situation is a serious concern. There is such thing as rational discrimination. Would you let your daughters walk around in a refugee camp or play where male refugees are? Also, I notice the picture shows a little girl refugee, you'd think that the refugee problem is mostly involving women, children and families who are trying to escape a worn torn country. But this is not the case, most refugees are male... statistically 72%. While our secular government attempts to oppose the Christian faith, and allegedly even going so far as preventing evangelizing in refugee camps, the Islamic ideology brought into America is a concern.

    I live in California, and statistics show that there is a mass exodus of people leaving the state because of its Socialist government. Other states are concerned, such as the number one state Californians move to, Texas. Neighboring states realize Californians see the benefit of living in a less oppressive form of government, but unfortunately, most people do not leave their ideology from where they came. I think the same concern can be said with refugees.

    I agree with the article in that we should approach the refugee crisis with with faith and not fear. However, the government in the name of political correctness risks the lives of its citizens. I am dumbfounded, with the amount of money going overseas, as to why our country cannot establish designated areas where the refugees are fleeing from. Protected areas with no fly zones overhead that offer shelter, food, and hospitals. I fail to see the reasoning as to why the refugees must be brought here considering the statistics seen in other countries such as France, Sweden, and Germany.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Christforums View Post
      Leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention are urging Christians to respond to the refugee crisis with faith rather than fear.




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      True. But maybe we could fear less If we had leaders who were actually to do something about it.

      Obama is far too neutral, good man (In my opinion), he just hasn't abided by his own words. He has drawn red lines, and not acted when they were crossed. I see that all too well.
      We're not as safe as we think either, the shootings in Southern California, (I live in California), 9/11, ect..
      I think though, that if we are to let the Muslims in (Which we should) we need to... Watch them closely, make sure that they aren't part of ISIS or something ridiculous. Then again, we don't particularly want America being turned into a Muslim country. I don't know.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by AGustOfWind View Post

        True. But maybe we could fear less If we had leaders who were actually to do something about it.

        Obama is far too neutral, good man (In my opinion), he just hasn't abided by his own words. He has drawn red lines, and not acted when they were crossed. I see that all too well.
        We're not as safe as we think either, the shootings in Southern California, (I live in California), 9/11, ect..
        I think though, that if we are to let the Muslims in (Which we should) we need to... Watch them closely, make sure that they aren't part of ISIS or something ridiculous. Then again, we don't particularly want America being turned into a Muslim country. I don't know.
        Obama is the most leftist extremist President in the history of the United States. The man hasn't stopped lying since he took office. By your own admission you say he is not a man of his word, does not back up his promises, does not protect his own, and then you say he is a "good" man?

        You say, you're not as safe as you think we are, considering the Southern Californians shootings. Do you have a problem moving refugees into your neighborhood?

        Do you even see what is going on? The liberal media doesn't report this kind of contradicting narrative:

        The Rape Epidemic by ‘Refugees’ in Finland Has Reached the Point Where Fins have Given Up…
        Japan Admits 27 Refugees, Two Already Arrested For Gang Rape
        Epidemic of Muslim ‘refugee’ rapes of women in European cities covered up
        Swedish Society Collapsing Amid Horrific Crime Wave From Muslim Refugee Swarm – Now Trying To Stop Onslaught….
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        • #5
          Originally posted by William View Post

          Obama is the most leftist extremist President in the history of the United States. The man hasn't stopped lying since he took office. By your own words you say he is not a man of his word, does not back up his promises, does not protect his own, and then you say he is a "good" man?

          You say, you're not as safe as you think we are, considering the Southern Californians shootings. Do have a problem moving refugees into your neighborhood?

          Do you even see what is going on? The liberal media doesn't report this kind of contradicting narrative:

          The"]The America I love! Don Rickles Roasts Ronald Reagan, Hangs with Sinatra and… Rape Epidemic by ‘Refugees’ in Finland Has Reached the Point Where Fins have Given Up…[/URL]
          Japan"]Japan Admits 27 Refugees, Two Already Arrested For Gang Rape - Admits 27 Refugees, Two Already Arrested For Gang Rape[/URL]
          Epidemic"]Epidemic of Muslim ‘refugee’ rapes of women in European cities being*covered up – Conservative Base of Muslim ‘refugee’ rapes of women in European cities covered up[/URL]
          Swedish"]Swedish Society Collapsing Amid Horrific Crime Wave From Muslim Refugee Swarm – Now Trying To Stop Onslaught…. | The Last Refuge Society Collapsing Amid Horrific Crime Wave From Muslim Refugee Swarm – Now Trying To Stop Onslaught….[/URL]
          Yeah, I don't really care all that much for accepting refugees. I mean, sure, this is the land of the free, and we are supposed to welcome outcasts, foreigners, ect... But I don't think we should allow refugees right now, we don't need it, we need to focus on/worry about other things.

          Yes, I say he's a good man because you can see a good person when you look them in the eye. Perhaps he has lied, most politicians have a few times.

          Anyhow, in this type of situation I'd say Kasich would do a lot better of a job at combating ISIS, I like Kasich.

          I'm beggining to have second thoughts on Hillary. Bernie on the other hand...

          Anyhow, I digress. And I agree, Obama isn't doing his job correctly as of now.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by AGustOfWind View Post
            Yes, I say he's a good man because you can see a good person when you look them in the eye.
            That just how Ted Bundy got all those women to go with him.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Origen View Post
              That just how Ted Bundy got all those women to go with him.
              Handsomeness and charisma is a bit different than being a good person. That guy was insane.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by AGustOfWind View Post
                Handsomeness and charisma is a bit different than being a good person. That guy was insane.
                That is what people would like to think but he was not insane. Insanity is viable defense. Nevertheless your claim was "you can see a good person when you look them in the eye."
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                • #9
                  It will not work. In large parts of the USA, racism trumps religion. It is the reason the KKK has existed as a religious organization for so long. They have successfully found passages in the OT and twist the meaning to justify their own racist ideals. It is very similar to the way ISIL and Al Queda find specific passages of the Koran and twist it to justify their ideals.

                  The Bible is a whole, it is a complete history that culminates with the gospels and the acts of the apostles, it was not meant for people to have strong opinions, then cherry-pick a passage here and there that seem to support their already existing opinion.

                  Also to counter the above fiction. In the USA, immigrants have a 40% lower crime rate than US citizens.
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                  • #10
                    While yes Christians are commanded to love everyone when you know the person you love will only cause you problems and probably even make you sin, then you wouldn't be doing anything wrong if you don't invite this person into your home. Our response to the refugee crisis should be helping the refugees through a thirdy party — charity organizations.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Smithee View Post
                      While yes Christians are commanded to love everyone when you know the person you love will only cause you problems and probably even make you sin, then you wouldn't be doing anything wrong if you don't invite this person into your home. Our response to the refugee crisis should be helping the refugees through a thirdy party — charity organizations.
                      Nah, we are stupposed to get dirty, it is not supposed to be painless. that is the whole idea of turning the other cheek. How many times should you turn the other cheek? What happens when they steal YOUR cloak? give them your robe also. Charity is not a paypal donation button, it is getting your hands dirty and risk being scorned, not just by your neighbors, but by some of the people you are trying to help. The Apostles went into the heart of cities on non-believers, knowing they would be prosecuted by them.
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