Migrants and refugees are not “problems to be solved,” but vulnerable individuals who must be treated with respect and compassion, said participants at a United Nations symposium co-sponsored by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The event, held January 22 at the United Nations Secretariat in New York, was the Fourth Annual Symposium on the Role of Religion and Faith-based Organizations in International Affairs, and it brought together some 250 representatives from the UN community, religious groups, and non-governmental organizations.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://spectrummagazine.org/article/2018/01/31/adventists-united-nations-emphasize-compassion-refugees
Refugees deserve our compassion! How about compassion for those who have been the victims of our “Guidelines on Abortion” at our Adventist hospitals and clinics since 1970?
“Shocking History of Abortion in Seventh-day Adventist Church”
Nic, unless you join the Lounge you have no ability to dialogue with any concerned. On your behalf am asking by the following:
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I hope you are added to the club as they don’t make it obvious how to do so.
We need to be very careful of becoming political in the immigration debate. Most people are with Trump on his policies and so if the church takes a different stand then it will be out of touch with most people. There is a biblical mandate for heavily vetting those who enter a peaceful countries.
The “Gumballs” video on Youtube (Google it), explains expertly how futile it is to think we are helping the worlds restless countries by importing their troubled families. All we will end up doing is breaking the back of sound economies and introducing spiteful elements of cultures that helped ruin their countries in the first place.
Irrespective of how the majority feels about the subject, our position is to be guided by God’s word and in accordance with his character.
IF we profess compassion for refugees then we must consider that the UN’s own studies show that we’re able to maintain more than 12 times as many refugees in humane conditions if we provide for them in or near to their own countries than if we import them to ours. So the compassion professed by the champagne socialists of the left in forums like the UN, is a compassion executed with callous indifference to the fates of the 11 times as many others who are neglected thereby.
As for the the claim that they are us, the illogic could hardly be more blatant and deceptive. We may win souls to God by supporting impoverished muslims in the middle east; we cannot do so by building them mosques in the west and encouraging them that muslim culture is every bit as good as Christian culture. That too is a humanist shibboleth held with callous indifference to its real effects, which could not be more distinct.
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