Is it “un-Christian” for a country to have border walls?


by Shawn Brasseaux

(Note: This will be harsh but I make no apology for writing it because it needs to be stated.)

The Roman Catholic pope, Francis, has gained a reputation for saying some utterly foolish remarks about a wide range of topics he has no business commenting about whatsoever. Recently, concerning the United States/Mexican border, he said it would be “un-Christian” for us in the United States to build a wall in order to prevent illegal immigration. (Who is he to comment on Christian matters?!)

Our good friend, the pope, once again, demonstrates that he needs to read his Bible, one of the books his church “claims” to believe but never actually follows consistently. For starters, he can go read Genesis chapters 10 and 11. Once he has done that, he can read Acts chapter 17 and Romans chapter 13. (Then he can recall the barricades that are erected when he has a motorcade, as well as remember the security walls surrounding Vatican property!)

Actually, friends, the creation of nations is one of God’s methods for suppressing Satan’s policy of evil. God scattered the people assembled in false religious worship around the Tower of Babel, and with those instituted languages, that forced them to relocate throughout the whole world. Consequently, each nation has its own bloodline, language, culture, et cetera. Each nation also has its own borders and a local government to ensure those borders are enforced. That government is to ensure its nation’s laws are created and upheld. Again, we find this most clearly demonstrated in Genesis chapters 10 and 11 (nations) and Romans chapter 13 (human government and a Christian’s responsibilities to such). Please read them in your own spare time.

The Apostle Paul summarized the book of Genesis while preaching to pagans in Athens in Acts chapter 17: “[24] God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; [25] Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; [26] And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; [27] That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us: [28] For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.”

Any and every country, including the United States of America, has every right to clearly define its borders. We have God-given rights as nations to protect our borders in whatever ways we see fit, free from overbearing politicians and religious leaders (especially some hypocritical pope!). National walls are the visible representations of the invisible national borders that God created back in the few centuries between the Great Flood and the call of Abraham. Had the pope really been in the line of “apostolic succession,” I am quite sure that the Holy Spirit would have led him to quote the Apostle Paul in Acts 17:26. Since Francis did not quote Paul—or Moses (Genesis), or Luke (Acts)—I believe it is safe to assume that Francis is the one with the “un-Christian” attitude. Frankly, Francis needs to go back to Rome, mind his own business (Roman Catholic theology), and let us Americans be the independent nation we are, making our decisions as we see fit so we can take care of our legal citizens and keep illegals out. (Why did God create nations in the first place? See our study about pacifism linked below for the fascinating explanation!)

Also see:
» Should Christians support wars or should they be pacifists?
» How did Satan hinder Paul in 1 Thessalonians 2:18?
» Where in the Bible did God give Satan domain over the Earth?