The First Baptist Church is excited to announce that we now have a new pastor. His name is Brother Dwain Pollard and if you haven’t heard Bro. Pollard preach before, you should make a point to attend this coming Sunday morning. It is sure to be a blessing.
- We are to care for immigrants. “You shall not wrong a sojourner or oppress him, for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt.” Exodus 22:21. Unless you are native American, you or your family came here as immigrants.
- Border security is a Biblical priority. God “fixed the borders of the peoples” [Deuteronomy 32:8] and drew the borders of the Promised Land [Numbers 34]. We are to guard ourselves from those who would harm us.[Luke 11;21; Nehemiah 4:17-18].
- God calls us to pursue both compassion and justice. We are to “be subject to the governing authorities” [Romans 13:1]. At the same time we are to “be kind to one another.”[Ephesians 4:32]. We are not to be bigots! Acts 10 makes it very clear! We are to love who God loves, which is everyone.[John 3:16] The sojourners of the Bible were not illegal immigrants. The millions of children who are illegals did not choose to be so. and many who are illegal are fleeing horrific violence, gangs, drug cartels, and poverty.