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    [–] Christian Reformed Church Call to Action to End Family Separation at Border tanhan27 1 points ago in Reformed

    Record numbers were deported under Obama but I am unaware that thousands of children were separated from their families and caged in detention centers as is happening presently.

    [–] Christian Reformed Church Call to Action to End Family Separation at Border tanhan27 7 points ago in Reformed

    When do we speak out about Americans getting separated from their families when they commit crimes?

    Seeking asylum for one's family is not a crime in the US or any country.

    [–] Christian Reformed Church Call to Action to End Family Separation at Border tanhan27 14 points ago in Reformed

    As far as supporting one candidate/party over the other - no. Probably not.

    As far as speaking out against taking children from their mother's arms and putting them in cages - yes.

    [–] Canada's House of Commons votes to legalize marijuana tanhan27 87 points ago in worldnews

    Supply and command. It's not rocket appliances. Worst case Ontario. Survival of the fitness. Racuns.

    [–] Is there a difference between blessed and bless-ed? tanhan27 1 points ago in Reformed

    Same meaning, different pronunciation. Saying it "bless-ed" with two syllables instead of one sounds more fancy but I don't think it changes the meaning of the word.

    [–] Question about the difference between desire and temptation tanhan27 1 points ago in Reformed

    I may have to read the passage again, but is there any indication that Jesus have any desire for the things Satan was tempting Him with?

    I think the desire to sin is a sin. I don't think being tempted is the same thing. My wife might try to tempt me with mashed potatoes, but since I find mashed potatoes disgusting I will have no desire for them.

    [–] What’s your testimony? tanhan27 2 points ago in Reformed

    God is infinite. Even if the world is only 6000 years old, God and God's predestined plan is infinitely older.

    [–] What’s your testimony? tanhan27 6 points ago in Reformed

    Technically I was predestined before the foundation of the earth

    [–] What’s your testimony? tanhan27 8 points ago in Reformed

    I got saved nearly 2000 years ago!

    [–] Luther and Calvin changed some of my views on immigration and exile tanhan27 0 points ago * (lasted edited 13 hours ago) in Reformed

    Actually none of those things legally require citizenship.

    Are you sure none of those rights are rights from God?

    Is the right to work not a God given right? Is the right to seek refugee for your family not a Good given right?

    [–] Luther and Calvin changed some of my views on immigration and exile tanhan27 3 points ago in Reformed

    Yes perhaps you are right, we should help those in our own community. I do worry however that people use this as an excuse to ignore the needs of outsiders in the cases when we have more than enough to help them too.

    [–] Looking for an early Christian that fully embraced reformed teachings. tanhan27 1 points ago in Reformed

    I got a free book in the mail called "National Sunday Law". Have you read it? What do you think?

    [–] Luther and Calvin changed some of my views on immigration and exile tanhan27 0 points ago in Reformed

    Even if that is the case, we should care for anyone who is needy because since we are not God we are unable to judge who is a "brother"(one of the elect) and who is not.

    Someone in need might be a follower of Islam now, but we do not know God's full plan, it may be that by providing for his needs, God may use us to deliver the gospel message or plant a seed of faith in him.

    This is the problem with only helping fellow Christians, it requires we judge people, which we are not supposed to do.(we are supposed to judge sins yes,but we don't decide who is saved or unsaved).

    [–] Luther and Calvin changed some of my views on immigration and exile tanhan27 1 points ago in Reformed

    And in Matthew 8 Jesus heals the centurion's servant. As we know from history part of the duty of a Roman centurions was to lead soldeirs in worship of pagan idols. Even so, Jesus healed the centurions servant and commented approvingly of his faith.

    Then there is the story of the healing of the ten lepers, where 9 ran away without praising God and the only one to return to Jesus to give the Lord proper thanks was the foreigner.

    Then of course there is the parable of the good Samaritan which is an explanation of the second greatest commandment "love your neighbor", where Jesus explains in the story it is the non-believer(the samaratin) who is the neighbor.

    [–] Luther and Calvin changed some of my views on immigration and exile tanhan27 1 points ago in Reformed

    I respect that point of view and I am glad you believe that the (second) greatest commandment means we should love and care for everyone who is need, even non-christians. I still don't think it would make sense for Jesus to then say in Matthew 25 we are only judged by how we help Christian brothers in need and not the brother who is foriegner, when elsewhere he clearly teaches to help any neighbor in need, and He even demonstrates this in Luke 17 by healing the ten lepers knowing that 9 of them wouldn't thank the Lord for it and only the one who came back to demonstrate faith in the Lord by praising Jesus was the one who was a foreigner.