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Borders are Biblical? Bryan Fischer Explains How God Wants the U.S. Border Sealed

As the debate over migrant children is heating up across the nation, some preachers want to make it clear that God has taken sides, and it is not among the least of these.

In fact, according to Texas pastor Robert Jeffress, when Jesus said let the children come unto me, what he really meant was ‘Keep them out.’

“Yes, Jesus loved children, but he also respected law. He said, render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s,” Jeffress clarified for the faithful on Fox News. “So, we need to do both. Show compassion, but secure the borders.”

Now Bryan Fischer has joined the border debate with his own Scripture-bending interpretation of why God agrees with him and wants the border sealed too.

“Two things, we are told, are under God’s sovereign control: how long a nation lasts, and where its borders are,”  he explained in a column for Barbwire.

He then deduced that since God is the true mapper of the U.S. border, “Our southern border is there by God’s design. To disregard it, to treat it as if were not there, to regard it as something not worth respecting and defending, is an insult to the God who put it there for our benefit.”

Hungry and scared children who cross the border illegally, then, are going against God’s plan, according to Fischer, and must be stopped.

“Bottom line: borders are biblical, and are there by God’s sovereign design, and they are to be respected by everyone,” the preacher concluded, causing a real theological head scratcher as to why the same God who would draw such stark barriers to protect American ‘interests’ would have spent so much Biblical real estate telling people to befriend the foreigners and show compassion to the strangers in the first place.

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