Tuesday, September 1, 2009

You Are To Consider Aliens As Natural Born Citizens

(Issue 1, Volume 1, 9-1-09)

     Today begins a new blog called, "Our Daily Bread." These well-known words are found in the Lord's Pray (Matthew 6:11), words that most folks believe this portion of the prayer is where we ask God to ensure we are always provided with food for us and our children. Yes, it has that application, but it also means that we seek to be fed through the word of God on a daily basis, food for the soul that sustains all aspects and all the people we encounter in our daily lives. (Matthew 4:4, John 6:21-53)
     This blog will hopefully help those who may be interested in receiving biblical information that has been broken down into easy to read, easy to understand jargon without all the hokey, preachy, holier than thou, pontificating rhetoric we see coming out of many ministries you see on television and the Internet. You will not be receiving any news or pictures of preachers slapping people on the head and knocking them down, nor will you see any news about the problems in the Middle East (nor the state of Israel), as if they were prophetic links to Bible eschatology (the study of end times). If you do not want to receive these daily pearls of wisdom (not mine), but God’s truth, please mark "REMOVE" on the subject line and then hit the REPLY button.

Joe Ortiz

You Are To Consider Aliens As natural Born Citizens By Joe Ortiz

     I would like to briefly present a few Bible verses that hopefully will provide you with some insights into the problems of immigrants (whether they are here illegally or not), and how God views the concerns being expressed by many whose hearts are filled with anti-immigrant sentiment.
     Back in the early founding of our nation, among the first to settle on American shores were the Puritans who embarked on Massachusetts in 1620. One of their primary motivating precepts included what they believed was a fulfilllment of Bible prophecy (Manifest Destiny) and that they (the first Americans) were in essence the "New Israel" and that America was the Promised Land. Many folks still believe in this ideology.
     If this be true to any degree, and if this belief came about due to the American's understanding of the Bible (and many still proclaim that America is a Christian nation and has been established by God), then we must also accept what God's word states about aliens. Did you know that aliens (according to God's word) are to be considered as native-born people?
     "Hogwash" you say!
     "Thousands upon thousands of aliens (especially from Mexico) have crossed the border illegally and therefore are criminals because they have broken the law," you still say!
     In future "Our Daily Bread" blogs we will examine the issues concerning the border between Mexico and the United States and why (and how) they were established. But for now let's say that border laws enacted by the United States and Mexico were not in the best interest of either Americans nor Mexicans; and that, also, no one group or race or government has the right to say who is allowed into or out of any land mass or property that belongs to God. All land is God's land and no one can superimpose laws that God has already established. (Yes, we are to pray for government leaders, in order that they be just and conduct their administration in a manner that lawlessness does not overtake the people's welfare.) 
     Nevertheless, the following verses state very clearly what God says about the alien issue, whether one considers them illegal or legal:
     "You are to distribute this land among yourselves according to the tribes of Israel. 22 You are to allot it as an inheritance for yourselves and for the aliens who have settled among you and who have children. You are to consider them as native-born Israelites; along with you they are to be allotted an inheritance among the tribes of Israel. 23 In whatever tribe the alien settles, there you are to give him his inheritance," declares the Sovereign LORD. (Ezekiel 47:21)
     The following verses (among many, many other ones that basically state how God feels about the weak and feeble, the lost and downtrodden:
     I will seek the lost, and I will bring back the strayed, and I will bind up the injured, and I will strengthen the weak, but the fat and the strong I will destroy. I will feed them with justice. (Ezekiel 34:16).
     Wow! So who do we believe? Glen Beck, Lou Dobbs, Pat Buchanan, Rush Limbaugh, Chris Matthews, Keith Olbermman? Dennis Prager, or God!

[Joe Ortiz is the author of two books that challenge the Left Behind and Pre-Tribulation Rapture, and dispensational premillennial precepts and doctrines being promoted by many right-wing evangelicals. The two books include The End Times Passover (Etymological Challenges to Millenarian Doctrines) and Why Christians Will Suffer Great Tribulation (The Sequel to The End Times Passover), published by Author House. The former talk show host, journalist and news columnist is the first Mexican American to host a show on an English-language, commercial radio station, beginning in 1971 at KABC-AM Radio in Los Angeles.] Joe Ortiz Associates and The End Times Passover

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