Jesus would not support the Refugee and Muslim Ban


I am not one of those people who likes to speak for Jesus on current affairs, but when I saw this video by two people who have obviously never read the Gospels or they would  have never said that Jesus would not support the poor and the outcast.

To Heal the Broken

The book of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. He opened the book, and found the place where it was written, “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, Because he anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim release to the captives, Recovering of sight to the blind, To deliver those who are crushed, And to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.” He closed the book, gave it back to the attendant, and sat down. The eyes of all in the synagogue were fastened on him. He began to tell them, “Today, this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.”
— Jesus, Luke 4:17-21, cf Isaiah 61:1

The poor, the broken, the captives, the crushed, these are the ones Jesus was sent to heal, release, and deliver.  We as Christ's Body (Rom 12:5, 1 Cor 12:12-27, Eph 3:6; 5:23, Col 1:18,24.) are to "be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the Lord's work, because you know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord (1 Cor 15:58)."  I cannot imagine anyone who typifies that description and our work more than a refugee from a war torn region, especially when 51.1 % are under age 17 with 38.5 %  younger than 12 years old (Fact

Jesus went so far as to say that the difference between going to heaven or hell hinges on how we treat people like this.

“But when the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then will he sit on the throne of his glory. Before him all the nations will be gathered, and he will separate them one from another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. Then the King will tell them on his right hand, ‘Come, blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry, and you gave me food to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave me drink; I was a stranger, and you took me in; naked, and you clothed me; I was sick, and you visited me; I was in prison, and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry, and feed you; or thirsty, and give you a drink? When did we see you as a stranger, and take you in; or naked, and clothe you? When did we see you sick, or in prison, and come to you?’ The King will answer them, ‘Most assuredly I tell you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’

Then will he say also to them on the left hand, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire which is prepared for the devil and his angels; for I was hungry, and you didn’t give me food to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave me no drink; I was a stranger, and you didn’t take me in; naked, and you didn’t clothe me; sick, and in prison, and you didn’t visit me.’ Then will they also answer, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not help you?’ Then will he answer them, saying, ‘Most assuredly I tell you, inasmuch as you didn’t do it to one of these least, you didn’t do it to me.’
— Jesus, Matthew 25:31-45

When I see how we are treating these hungry, thirsty strangers in need of clothes and shelter; these people imprisoned in refugee camps, I weep at how we are treating the Lord so many of us claim to follow.  That picture of the little boy drowned on the beach is Christ crucified again for the sins of the world.  That poor child pulled from the rubble in Aleppo bleeding from his head wears a crown of thorns as the world mocks and spits on our God.

Anyone claiming to be a Christian who can look at these refugees who have been vetted for 1 to 2 years (Politifact) while living in limbo and not see the face of Jesus Christ is defying the Lord.  There is no other way a believer can see it.

The truth is the Jesus taught by so many so called Christian leaders is not the Son of the Living God.  He is a fiction they invented to preach fear and politics over the Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  If we are serious about our faith, we have to seek the Kingdom of our Father before our own wants and desires.