PJ Media: One may support or oppose the Trump administration’s grand design in terms of home security: the building, or the “updating,” of a 3200-kilometer barrier between the United States and Mexico. One cannot deny, however, that such structures — hermetic and heavily monitored separations, instead of merely classic borders — are quite common today.
While the Iron Curtain and Bamboo Curtain separating the USSR and Red China from the rest of the world were partially dismantled, some other 20th century barriers are still extant. And new ones are being erected all over the world at steady pace.
Le Point, a French right-of-center weekly, has published a comprehensive map in this respect. According to it, and other documents, the oldest existing barriers are the outcome of wars of aggression: more …
Opinion: Yes, Virginia, borders are Biblical:
“On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, “To your offspring I give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates” Genesis 15:18.
God made an unconditional covenant with Abraham and his offspring for a very specific piece of land with very definite boundaries. Two chapters later God made it abundantly clear that this land was also for Abraham’s descendants, repeating the words after you in Genesis 17:1-8 four times.
For all those nitpickers who say: yeah but that was Old Testament and Christians are held to the New Testament, God arranged for the Apostle Paul to reaffirm it in Acts 17:26.
“And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and having determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings.”
“Having determined” in the Greek is horizo, which means “to separate”, to mark off by boundaries.
God controls the times that a nation or empire will exist, the boundaries it will exist in, and in Romans 13:1 He reminds Christians that we are subject to governing authority.
Therefore, anyone against President Trump’s border wall needs to take it up with God.