I wrote the following article during the 2008 presidential campaign, but its truth is still valid today and even more so. The problem is politicians are not biblically literate as well as many Christians so they do not comprehend the will of God for securing and respecting our borders.  While Obama may pretend he is for securing our borders, his actions prove otherwise as his AG is suing several states for trying to enforce "legal" immigration. However, Newt Gingrich is also for amnesty. We already have a precedent set by Ronald Reagan that amnesty does not work. He gave amnesty to some 10 million illegal Mexican aliens and it only caused greater numbers of them to invade our Southern border.  Amnesty is not a deterrent to illegal immigration, but encourages more of the same.

God and Borders
Dr. Allen Barber

January 23, 2008

The 2008 presidential race is focused on many issues - the War in Iraq, the economy, illegal immigration, big government, etc., but the primary issue with a majority of Americans is securing our borders with Canada and Mexico, particularly Mexico from whence comes the greater number of illegal aliens. Some of the presidential candidates, mainly the Democrats, have decided it is not a critical issue and do not address it unless compelled to do so. While there is no doubt in my mind from reading the globalists bible, the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Sion, the invasion through our Southern Border is a planned strategy of the elitists to create havoc and confusion within our society by many diverse ethnic groups that are more loyal to their culture than to the United States of America. A careful reading Daniel 2: 42-43 bears this out.

42 And as the toes of the feet were partly of iron and partly of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong and partly fragile.
43 As you saw iron mixed with ceramic clay, they will mingle with the seed of men; but they will not adhere to one another, just as iron does not mix with clay.

The problem with our neighbor on the South is that the government of Mexico does not respect our national borders. If they did they would police their own border with us and arrest anyone trying to cross into the U.S. illegally. The alarming fact is that the Mexican government not only encourages their people to cross into our land illegally, but many of their legislators and academia preach that the Southwestern U.S. belongs to Mexico (the Atzlan Policy). The U.S. authorities arresting members of the notorious Mexican M13 gang, report that these criminals believe they have a right to be in our nation and wage war against American citizens, especially "Whitey." They believe they are vindicating the Mexican government and the rights of all Hispanics who have jumped across the border and living in the U.S. The Department of Homeland Security as well as the FBI considers  the Mexican M13 gang, public enemy number one.

I suppose the Gazans proved that Border fences are made to fall down as they blew-up a seven-mile strip of fence between Gaza and Israeli territories. The truth is a border fence would not be needed if Mexico respected our border. I doubt the border fence will ever be built between Mexico and the U.S. because the elitists within our government who dance to the whims of the CFR, know it is only a matter of time until the North American Community Union is official; then there won't be any "inner borders," only an outside perimeter. They why build a fence and waste the money even though Congress has appropriated the funds?

In all the clamor and bickering over border security, what does God have to say on this issue? Does He care about national borders when His world is the universe? The Bible has much to say about physical borders between nation states and the "right of passage" from one nation to the next. If you have Bible software, do a word study of "borders" and you will be surprised at the number of times the subject is mentioned.

Of the many passages dealing with "borders," the one that clearly addresses God's view on the issue is found in Numbers 20:14-21:

14 Now Moses sent messengers from Kadesh to the king of Edom. "Thus says your brother Israel: 'You know all the hardship that has befallen us,
15 how our fathers went down to Egypt, and we dwelt in Egypt a long time, and the Egyptians afflicted us and our fathers.
16 When we cried out to the LORD, He heard our voice and sent the Angel and brought us up out of Egypt; now here we are in Kadesh, a city on the edge of your border.                                                        
17 Please let us pass through your country. We will not pass through fields or vineyards, nor will we drink water from wells; we will go along the King's Highway; we will not turn aside to the right hand or to the left until we have passed through your territory.'"
18 Then Edom said to him, "You shall not pass through my land, lest I come out against you with the sword."                                                                                                                   
19 So the children of Israel said to him, "We will go by the Highway, and if I or my livestock drink any of your water, then I will pay for it; let me only pass through on foot, nothing more."
20 Then he said, "You shall not pass through." So Edom came out against them with many men and with a strong hand.
21 Thus Edom refused to give Israel passage through his territory; so Israel turned away from him. NKJV

In this  passage, Israel is on their way to the promise land and desire to take a short-cut through the land of Edom (Esau's country), but the Edomites refused to let them pass for which God later judged them. Several things speak to the current dilemma involving our border with Mexico. First, the Israelis did not cross into Edom without obtaining permission (There is a law in the Torah about violating the sacred boundaries of another person or nation). They could have entered Edom by stealth of night and passed through undetected. However, the Israelis numbered into the millions, so that would have been difficult. Second, in trying to bargain with the Edomites, the Israelites were careful not to destroy or take anything belonging to the Edomites. They only asked for fodder and water for their cattle. It seemed a reasonable offer, but the hatred ran deep among the Edomites against their cousins and they refused all offers by Israel to pass through. Now even though Edom displayed contempt for a righteous undertaking by the Hebrews, they had a right to deny Israel passage through their land for which Israel respected. Instead of taking the easier shorter route, they respected the border of Edom and took the longer road on the infamous King's Highway.

The message is this - God respects the borders of the sovereign nations He setup in Genesis 10, and He requires the nations to have the same respect. Mexicans have no legal or biblical right to violate the "right of passage" laws by the United States and enter our borders illegally. The U.S. government has the God-given right to stop illegal immigration, and it is not a human rights issue no matter how much the pacifists complain that it is. It is a matter of law and respect for the borders of a sovereign nation. I wonder what the Mexican government would do if suddenly massive waves of Americans decided to invade Mexico and force our culture and language upon them? The answer is obvious - they would not allow it as evidenced by the way they treat illegal immigrants entering Mexico from Central America.

The people of the United States had better choose a presidential candidate who is not going to placate illegal immigration, but take a tough stand against the illegal invasion from the South as well as send the government of Mexico an equally strong message that we are no longer going to tolerate this disrespect for our sovereignty. What we need is a Teddy Roosevelt and his "Rough Riders" who taught the Mexicans a lesson for carrying out illegal raids into U.S. territory.

In spite of the rhetoric, do not expect McCain, Giuliani, or Huckabee to be tough on illegal immigration. The Democrats are so soft on illegal immigration that if they gain the White House, amnesty is a sure thing. The Democrats only want the Hispanic vote and corporate America wants their money. The only candidate who seems to have the right approach to illegal immigration is Mitt Romney. However, no one knows for sure what any politician will do once he sits down in the Oval Office and realizes the power he has.

God respects our borders and so should any viable presidential candidate. I will not personally vote for any candidate who does not have a tough immigration policy.

God bless.