Thursday, April 18, 2019

Progressivism Offers No Sanctuary

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In an interesting exchange this week, the champions of "sanctuary" refused sanctuary to migrants and strangers that President Trump said he is considering busing to their cities.

The exchange reveals just how deeply held the "sanctuary" principle actually is with progressives.

And it creates a metaphor of how unstable and double-minded progressivism really is.

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Who knows if President Trump was serious or not when he said he is considering busing illegal immigrants to sanctuary cities, such as those in California.

The response was very revealing.

The Washington Examiner reports, "President Trump said Friday that he is strongly considering placing illegal immigrants in sanctuary cities."

He said, "We'll give them to the sanctuary cities, maybe, to take care of if that's the way they want it, because we can only hold them under current law for 20 days."

And he said,
"We'll bring them to sanctuary city areas and let that particular area take care of it, whether it's a state or whatever it might be. California certainly is always saying 'Oh, we want more people...well we'll give them more people. We can give them a lot. We can give them an unlimited supply, and let's see if they're so happy'."

Well, they're not happy. Nancy Pelosi wants no part of it.

Liberty Nation was watching Pelosi's response. They noted that "Just a few days ago the octogenarian was opening her arms to immigrants in response to the President's visit to the southern border and his claim that America 'is full'."

Pelosi's response was, "Of course there's room and there's a need."

LN says the Democratic Party just missed out on the biggest public relations opportunity of a lifetime: Tell Trump to bus away, while waiting at the gates of their sanctuary enclaves handing out Soros-provided debit cards, free iPhones, and SNAP cards to happy smiling families as CNN videos the entire humanitarian event..."

The point of the article is that sanctuary supporters should "put up or shut up."

But they can't. They're trapped in the web of their own deception.

Progressivism is destructive and "double-minded."

John Hawkins has written an article for Townhall in which he outlines, "The 6 Big Ways Liberals Are Destroying America's Culture."

It's a short read. Here's an overview.

  1. The Politicization of Everything.
  2. Political Correctness.
  3. Victimhood.
  4. Liberal Feminism.
  5. Tribalism.
  6. Non-Judgementalism.

The term "double-minded" comes from a Greek word that simply means, "a person with two minds or souls."

James 1:8 and 4:8 are the only two places this particular word is used in the Bible. Some biblical scholars believe James actually created the word to clearly describe the importance of not being double-minded.

James describes a double-minded person "like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind." That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; "he is a doubled minded man, unstable in all he does" (James 1: 6-8).

Jesus had in mind such a person when He spoke of the one who tries to serve two masters (Matthew 6:24). These people are "unstable" which comes from a Greek word that means "unsteady and wavering" in both character and feelings.

A double-minded person is restless and confused in their thoughts, their actions, and their behavior. A double-minded person is always in conflict with themselves.

The term "unstable" describes a drunken person, unable to walk a straight line, swaying to the right and to the left. He consistently tries to walk two directions at once. He has no defined direction and as a result, never makes any real personal progress or finds true meaning in life.

This describes the so-called progressive Left of our day. In some circumstances they are pro-immigrant, in other circumstances, they are not so much---appalled at the notion of illegal immigrants camping in their back yard.

Christian Left Progressives are both biblical and not biblical. They say they believe in the sanctity of life, but elect people to high office who advance abortion under the guise of "women's health.

They claim to embrace the Bible as God's inspired Word, but easily disregard God's mandate on marriage as between one man and one woman---and God's design for human sexuality.

Follow the footprints of a progressive and you will see the prints of confusion, and ultimately emptiness, hopelessness, and confusion.

Those who are double-minded do not have the faith spoken of in Hebrews 11: 1, 3. "Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see..."

Remember the Dr. Doolittle stories? If you do remember, you will also remember the "pushmi-pullyu"--- an animal with a head at either end of its body---who is constantly trying to walk in two directions at once.

"Pushmi-Pullyu" is the modern day progressive.

Rather than a fairy tale, their story has become America's greatest nightmare. And most destructive force within the gates.

Conservative Judeo-Christian values and progressive ideas are not merely different political ideologies. They are two different worldviews. And they are at war with one another.

Be Informed. Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Faithful. Be Prayerful.