In Exodus 22:21, God commanded the Israelites, “You shall not wrong a sojourner or oppress him, for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt.”
Some American Christians have interpreted that passage as a mandate for the United States to excuse and accommodate illegal immigrants.
But award-winning journalist Cheryl Chumley notes a “sojourner” is a temporary visitor; illegal aliens seek to remain in the country, so that passage does not apply to them.
Moreover, she pointed out, God Himself was the one who separated the peoples of the Earth and confused their languages in Genesis 11, thus creating nations. So national sovereignty is perfectly biblical.
In her new book, “The Devil in DC: Winning Back the Country from the Beast in Washington,” which is set to be released this month, Chumley wrote, “It’s hard to believe in a morality that teaches that breaking the law is OK.”
The Bible does not teach that breaking the law is OK, she asserted. She cited Proverbs 28:4, which reads: “Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, but those who keep the law strive against them.”
Chumley said it is unseemly for a nation based on the rule of law and Judeo-Christian values to reward illegal immigrants for their lawbreaking by putting them on a “path to citizenship.”