Let’s face it: we all have the fear of people who do not look like us, who do not speak like us, who do not think like us, who do not dress like us, and who do not eat like us. That’s exactly why this November we’ll all be voting for a guy who is promising to build a wall between us and Mexico, and forbid all Muslims from entering our country!
Now, the liberal media want us to think that xenophobia is somehow wrong. To the contrary, the Bible teaches us that xenophobia is good and in fact expected from True Christians™, and that we should feel xenophobic towards all non-True Christians™.
First, the Old Testament gives us multiple and detailed warnings about the dangers of race-mixing:
When the Lord thy God shall bring thee into the land whither thou goest to possess it, and hath cast out many nations before thee, the Hittites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and mightier than thou;
2 And when the Lord thy God shall deliver them before thee; thou shalt smite them, and utterly destroy them; thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor shew mercy unto them:
3 Neither shalt thou make marriages with them; thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy son.
4 For they will turn away thy son from following me, that they may serve other gods: so will the anger of the Lord be kindled against you, and destroy thee suddenly.
5 But thus shall ye deal with them; ye shall destroy their altars, and break down their images, and cut down their groves, and burn their graven images with fire.
6 For thou art an holy people unto the Lord thy God: the Lord thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.
This beautiful passage teaches us two very important things:
1) God gives His chosen people land that was already inhabited by others, which can be easily corrected by genocide.
2) The best way to avoid mixed marriages is to kill everyone and destroy all evidence of their culture.
However, genocide is not the only God approved treatment of infidels. In some cases, slavery can also be applied:
| Deuteronomy 20:13-18
13 And when the Lord thy God hath delivered it into thine hands, thou shalt smite every male thereof with the edge of the sword:
14 But the women, and the little ones, and the cattle, and all that is in the city, even all the spoil thereof, shalt thou take unto thyself; and thou shalt eat the spoil of thine enemies, which the Lord thy God hath given thee.
15 Thus shalt thou do unto all the cities which are very far off from thee, which are not of the cities of these nations.
16 But of the cities of these people, which the Lord thy God doth give thee for an inheritance, thou shalt save alive nothing that breatheth:
17 But thou shalt utterly destroy them; namely, the Hittites, and the Amorites, the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites; as the Lord thy God hath commanded thee:
18 That they teach you not to do after all their abominations, which they have done unto their gods; so should ye sin against the Lord your God.
As we can see, this passages separates between the nations living nearby (kill everything that breathes) and nations living far away (take their women and children as sex slaves).
While there are many other similar passages in the OT (including but not limited to Exodus 17:14-15, Numbers 25:1-3, Numbers 31:17-18, Judges 12:6, 1 Samuel 15:3, 2 Chronicles 15:12-13, Ezra 10:2-3, Nehemiah 13:27, Psalms 137:9, Ezekiel 9:6, Hosea 13:16, Zechariah 14:2), someone may object, that all that was before Jesus, and that God became much nicer and less xenophobic thereafter.
Two wonderful stories recorded in the New Testament show us that Jesus is xenophobic:
22 And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.
23 But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us.
24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
25 Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.
26 But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it to dogs.
27 And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.
28 Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.Mark 7:25-30
25 For a certain woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of him, and came and fell at his feet:
26 The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation; and she besought him that he would cast forth the devil out of her daughter.
27 But Jesus said unto her, Let the children first be filled: for it is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it unto the dogs.
28 And she answered and said unto him, Yes, Lord: yet the dogs under the table eat of the children’s crumbs.
29 And he said unto her, For this saying go thy way; the devil is gone out of thy daughter.
30 And when she was come to her house, she found the devil gone out, and her daughter laid upon the bed.
While these two stories seem very similar, I am convinced that they describe two different events, as in the first instance the woman is described as a Caananite, while in the second the woman is Greek. That is a big difference and I do not believe that the writers of the Gospels would have committed such a serious error, because there are no errors nor contradictions in the Holy Bible. Therefore, a similar event had to happen at least twice, with Jesus belittling at least two women and having them humiliate themselves (comparing themselves to dogs) in order to grant them their wish.
In fact, Jesus was very clear that He was sent only to His chosen people, and not to other nations:
1 And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.
2 Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;
3 Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus;
4 Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.
5 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not:
6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
Interestingly, even though one of the twelve was a Canaanite, even he was not supposed to go to his own nation, just to the Israelites – so by accepting Jesus he was forced to became xenophobic towards his own people.
Of course, after the Jews have killed Jesus, they lost the privilege of being His chosen people, and now True Christians™ are the new chosen people:
12 And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? or why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our own power or holiness we had made this man to walk?
13 The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus; whom ye delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let him go.
14 But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you;
15 And killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses.Galatians 3:28-29
28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
29 And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.John 3:18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
And if you thought that the Old Testament laws were merciless – wait until you see God’s Wrath as promised in the New Testament:
28 He that despised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:
29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?
In conclusion, xenophobia is good. While Jesus wants us to live in peace with others if possible (Romans 12:18), that sometimes can be a very big “if.” Sometimes it’s better to deport them, build a wall and not let anyone in.
SaltyScrapCollector (22-02-2017 12:29 AM): Let's face it: we all have the fear of people who do not look like us, who do not speak like us, who do not think like us, who do not dress like us, and who do not eat like us. That's exactly why this ...
Freakdemon (27-04-2018 09:27 PM): You know Jesus wasn't white right? ...
Basilissa (27-04-2018 09:33 PM): You know Jesus wasn't white right? Jesus is God. He can be any color He wants to. What does it have to do with the undeniable fact that Jesus is xenophobic? ...
Freakdemon (27-04-2018 09:36 PM): Exactly, thank you. At least there are some intelligent people here. Even though asking for help is apparently sexual advances. ...
MatthiasMorgan (28-04-2018 11:24 AM): At least there are some intelligent people here. Why of course there are intelligent people here! :thumbsup: This is God's favorite church! 😆 ...
Ted Jones (27-11-2018 09:59 AM): This was a wonderful sermon. I took away a lot from this sermon, but what stood out the most for me is the following: In fact, Jesus was very clear that He was sent only to His chosen people, and not ...
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