What to do with up to 14 million undocumented workers? While “amnesty” was treated like a four-letter word in the political debate ... I’m convinced Jesus would find a way to document the workers and make them safe and productive residents. Study the Scriptures. Jesus wasn’t soft on sin, but he wasn’t all about punishment, either. He focused his gifts—and his divine imagination—on redemption. Time after time, he told sinners, “Go, and sin no more.” Jesus emphasized second chances, fresh starts, better tomorrows.
When it comes to immigration, Lord knows we need a better tomorrow.
Monday, July 09, 2007
Baptist Standard: Jesus would back amnesty for immigrants
Here's a hopeful sign of shifting public opinion on the immigration front: In The Baptist Standard, the Texas Baptist news journal, an editorial by Marv Knox urges Christians to consider what Jesus Christ's position would be on "amnesty" for illegal immigrants: