By: Ira Goldberg
There has been coverage about cities of refuge.
You know the cities...New York City, Chicago San Francisco and others. These liberal cities are set aside for people who broke the law and need to find a city where they will not be punished for their crimes and get to walk the streets with impunity.
President Donald Trump is promising (many think threatening) to cut funding to cities that house law breakers, murderers, and illegal aliens. If you have done evil there are cities just waiting to welcome you.
When the GOD of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is removed from society we get these types of cities of refuge. The Bible tells us when man turns away from GOD HE will let leave them to their own ways. When man is given his own ways we get these types of cities of refuge. What was the city refuge supposed to look like according to the Bible? Let's take a look.
Joshua 20 NIV - Cities of Refuge - Then the LORD said - Bible GatewayJoshua 20New International Version (NIV)Cities of Refuge20 Then the Lord said to Joshua: 2 “Tell the Israelites to designate the cities of refuge, as I instructed you through Moses, 3 so that anyone who kills a person accidentally and unintentionally may flee there and find protection from the avenger of blood. 4 When they flee to one of these cities, they are to stand in the entrance of the city gate and state their case before the elders of that city. Then the elders are to admit the fugitive into their city and provide a place to live among them. 5 If the avenger of blood comes in pursuit, the elders must not surrender the fugitive, because the fugitive killed their neighbor unintentionally and without malice aforethought. 6 They are to stay in that city until they have stood trial before the assembly and until the death of the high priest who is serving at that time. Then they may go back to their own home in the town from which they fled.”
7 So they set apart Kedesh in Galilee in the hill country of Naphtali, Shechem in the hill country of Ephraim, and Kiriath Arba (that is, Hebron) in the hill country of Judah. 8 East of the Jordan (on the other side from Jericho) they designated Bezer in the wilderness on the plateau in the tribe of Reuben, Ramoth in Gilead in the tribe of Gad, and Golan in Bashan in the tribe of Manasseh. 9 Any of the Israelites or any foreigner residing among them who killed someone accidentally could flee to these designated cities and not be killed by the avenger of blood prior to standing trial before the assembly.
We are the exact opposite of the Bible. When we oppose the Bible, which is GOD's word.
GOD gave us a chance to come back to HIM. President Trump will unfund the unholy cities of refuge.
We need to support our President and get the United States back in GOD's good graces