IMMIGRATION is a complex situation. In this election year, in particular, it is one that seems more stuffed with political platitudes and pandering than genuine concern for civil and human rights. The U.S. Congress has sought to avoid immigration reform for decades and major evangelical Christian groups have, for the most part, remained muted.

Any efforts at genuine solutions must address how to treat people who are breaking the law, how to protect our national borders and how to value immigrants as human beings, made in the image of God. Along with ethnic issues, our solutions must also address ethical issues. Christians can not debate legal issues until we have demonstrated love issues. (Leviticus 19:33-34; Mark 12: 28-31).

Perhaps the key consideration for Christians is: how should we live and respond as Kingdom citizens, in a secular society?

  • Is it possible that we have come to this “moment in time” as a nation to show love to “strangers” and “aliens” as the foundation for a great evangelistic purpose, in these “last days”?
  • Is it possible God has allowed 11 million immigrants to land on our doorsteps so we can reach out with good WORDS and good DEEDS, to lead them to eternal life?

As immigrants (legal and otherwise) seek to assimilate into our English speaking society, the music and ministries we share over your Worship On The Way Radio Network can be a source of education, as well as inspiration.

Please join me in praying that the truth of God’s Word, shared in the joy of Spirit-filled programming, will have its hope-filled impact on all who hear our station on air, online or on their mobile media, in this critical “moment in time.” Thank you!

“The LORD repay you for what you have done, and a full reward be given you by the LORD, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge!” Ruth 2:12

About Along The Way with Gary Curtis

Gary Curtis served for 27 years, as part of the pastoral staff of The Church on The Way, the First Foursquare Church of Van Nuys, California. In October 2015, Gary retired from leadership of the church’s not-for-profit media outreach, Life On The Way Communications, Inc. He continues to blog at Gary and his wife, Alisa, live in southern California. They have two married daughters and five grandchildren.
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