Here are a few excerpts from “Why The Church Must Love The Refugee” by Scott Gustafson.
Please go to the link at the end of this post and read the whole article.
Research finds that churches are 2x more likely to fear refugees than help them
The biblical case is clear for the Christian: caring for foreigners, immigrants, and the refugee is an irrefutable mandate.
Though we gratefully enjoy the benefits of American freedom today, from a biblical perspective we are not entitled to it, for it is far from the norm in the biblical and historical context.
In our fear of losing our blessed, but uniquely American comforts and freedoms, we have conflated ‘Christian’ with ‘American’.
I pray that the church will not miss one of the greatest ministry opportunities in the history of mankind out of a fear of cultural change and an idolization of safety. Now is the time to be salt and light.