“At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, ‘Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?’ He called a little child to him and placed the child among them. And he said: ‘Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.
If anyone causes one of these little ones – those who believe in me – to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea. Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to stumble! Such things must come, but woe to the person through whom they come! If your hand or your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life maimed or crippled than to have two hands or two feet and be thrown into eternal fire. And if your eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into the fire of hell.” (Matthew 18: 1-9)
What has our society done where we justify the mistreatment of children for our own political or nationalistic purposes? Why do we believe that the life of one is more important or valuable compared to another? Have our hearts become so hardened that we will allow the mistreatment of children based on the nation they were birthed in?
We have heard rumors about the sex trafficking of children present around the world and these atrocities are starting to come to light. Those that have partaken in this practice should be persecuted and punished to the highest extent of the law as we know God will do the same once their time has passed.
These atrocities used to be rumors and something that the conspiracy circles would proclaim but now we no longer must look at these rumors to see the mistreatment of God’s children. We only need to look at our southern border between Mexico and the United States. The actions of the Government of the United States and their mistreatment of these children depict the moral decay that is present within our country. We are willing to endues hardship and pain upon those in need and who are coming to the one place in this world that states it has a light that shines for Liberty. The United States has been the beacon of hope for the world for over 200 years and we have shown the value of human life, no matter what nationality or race people were. We are all humans and we all must help each other when the opportunity arises.
But we have forgotten this lesson. We have forgotten who we are. We force children and refugees into “concentration camps” with living conditions worse than our modern prison system. We subject children to unsanitary conditions and neglect to provide them with adequate food and water. Is this the same country that was the light of the world?
If we are to call ourselves a Christian Nation, we must also act like one. This would mean that we would need to act in accordance to the teachings of our Savior Jesus Christ. When he was forced with the same option, to rebuke the children that came to him, he showed us how we should act:
“To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable: ‘Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people – robbers, evildoers, adulterers – or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.’
But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner.’
I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.’
People were also bringing babies to Jesus for him to place his hands on them. When the disciples saw this, they rebuked them. But Jesus called the children to him and said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.’” (Luke 18: 9-17)
Christians within the United States need to take a hard look into the mirror and ask themselves how they can justify the atrocities being done to those who have come to our borders for help. If we are to state that the United States is a Christian Nation, then we better start acting like one. We better start bringing hope and love back to this world, otherwise we will be guilty of causing those little ones to fall away from their God. If we are the shining example of a Christian Nation, in this world, then our actions must demonstrate how the world should expect a Christian to act. If our Government is not acting accordance to the Christian teachings, then we can no longer call ourselves a Christian Nation!
Unfortunately, from a prophetic standpoint, this was predicted long ago. We were told that the times would be dark for children and their parents. We were told to pray that our flight would not occur at a specific time as the trials against children and mothers would be great. It is just incredibly sad to know that our country, who has been a beacon of hope for so many, would be the one to fulfill this portion of prophecy:
“How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! Pray that your flight will not take place in winter or on the Sabbath. For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now – and never to be equaled again. If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened.” (Matthew 24: 19-22)