In an earlier post, the passages of Matthew 5:44 and Luke 6:27 were already addressed. In English translations, there is no distinction between different categories of enemies, but there is more nuance in both the earlier Latin and Greek. For example, “love your enemies” was “diligite inimicos vestros” in Latin. An inimicus was a person with which one had an adversarial relationship. If the intention was to tell the faithful to be submissive in the face of invaders, the Latin translation would have read “diligite hostes vestros.” Greek translations made the same distinction (εχθρός vs. πολέμιος). Jesus was saying that we should strive not to hate people over petty reasons in our day-to-day lives, but that does not mean that Christians must bend the knee before invaders, or invite them inside our gates.
And the latter is an important point. Foreign enemies are not naturally our neighbors. They have to be imported from elsewhere, and we can safely assume that Jesus never used “neighbor” to mean people living next door as well as people on the other side of the planet. It would have been much easier to say, “Love all people as thyself,” but that is not what was said. Islam is a religion from Arabia, which spread among Arabic nomads before they then invaded the Levant, South Asia, North Africa, and even into Europe before they were finally forced out of the latter. They must be seen as invaders in all of those lands even today, not as neighbors. Muslims living next door to Christians in the West are not our “neighbors,” and we certainly do not have to love them. They are invaders who are hoping we will continue to remain passive as they slowly take over our lands in the name of Islam.
Polling shows that 51% of Muslims in the United States believe that they should be able to put Sharia (Islamic law) over the Constitution, and 1-in-4 say that violence against Americans is justifiable in the name of global jihad (Source). In 2015, there were around 2.75 million Muslims in the US, and 63% of those were foreign-born immigrants (Source). That means there are nearly 700,000 Muslims in the United States today that think committing violence against Americans is justified. How can they be classified as anything but a foreign invading army sent to destroy the United States? Europe has the same problem with millions of Muslims living there with many being would-be jihadists.
We do not have to accept this situation, and our ancestors were not wrong for opposing Islam in their own time. Genesis 11:9 tells us that God divided mankind by language and scattered peoples across the face of the earth. Psalm 82 also tells us that God divided mankind into many nations, and we can see with our own eyes that there are races, tribes, and so on that are natural divisions. An Englishman and a Dutchman are of the same race yet different, and both are closer to each other than to any Asian or African people. The Bible tells us that such divisions are God’s natural order for mankind. We are not supposed to be one race speaking one language, which is precisely what globalists are pushing when they tell us that we must open our borders, embrace foreigners, and so on. They are mocking God’s plan, and they have convinced Christians that doing so is really God’s work.
Look at the Lord’s Prayer seen in Matthew 6:10—”Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven”—and Luke 11:2—”Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.” Both versions are clear in that God’s will is done both above and below. Now, we cannot see Heaven to know exactly what it is like for ourselves, but we can see exactly what God’s natural order was on Earth: namely, mankind was divided into nations, by language, and so on. The peoples of the Earth are each uniquely adapted to their ancestral homeland. We are not the same by design. If God’s will is done in the heavens as it is on earth, we have no reason to believe that God’s Kingdom is some sort of multicultural, multiracial communist commune. God divided mankind below, so it makes sense that He also divided mankind above. Otherwise, the “liberal Christians” need to explain why God divided mankind on earth, or who else did it if not God. They must also explain away Genesis 11, Psalm 82, and every other reference in the Bible to nations, peoples, and so on where God never told believers that they should move into mixed lands and only take foreign spouses to become one race with one language and one government. That is precisely what liberals seem to think would be God’s will.