Immigration in the New Jerusalem

Immigration in the New Jerusalem February 10, 2017

This is not satire, if you can believe it. Bryan Fischer writes:

The Scriptures tell us that the eternal city of his coming kingdom will be surrounded by “a great high wall with twelve gates” (Revelation 21:12), each guarded by an angel so undocumented intruders cannot enter.

Identification papers will be scrutinized carefully before anyone is allowed to enter through one of the great big beautiful doors that are built in this wall that surrounds the city. In John’s vision, “books were opened,” and “if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life” he was not only not admitted but “thrown into the lake of fire” (Revelation 20:12; 15). Talk about extreme vetting and deportation.

Ironically, Fischer misses what is unusual about this city (apart from its being cube-shaped):

Its gates are always open. (Revelation 21:25)

See also my earlier blog post about there being no dogs in the New Jerusalem.



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  • Phil Ledgerwood

    I wish I could say that I were stunned.

  • Marcia Culligan

    I followed the link and skimmed through Fischer’s whole post, as well as some of the comments. And I find this all very depressing. How can one begin to confront such rampant ignorance. (I mean ignorance, not stupidity.) How can people truly believe, as Fischer states at the end of his post, that Jesus absolutely believes in immigration control and border security? And how can they be persuaded to un-believe such nonsense? So very depressing.

  • Michael Pahl

    A Facebook friend posted a similar idea as a humorous meme, though still in support of the idea of “extreme vetting.” I responded by quoting the text you’ve noted – “its gates are always open” – but with the next verse as well: “People will bring into it the glory and the honor of the nations.”

  • TrevorN

    To quote Fischer quoting Revelation: “Outside are … the sexually immoral … and everyone who loves and practices falsehood”