by J. Order


According to {(Psalm 24:1) 1 "The earth is the LORD’s and the fullness thereof,
the world and those who dwell therein,"} God is the ultimate proprietor of the Earth. Moreover, {(Genesis 1:26-28) 26 "Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth. 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. 28 And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”} elucidates that God has bestowed upon humanity the authority to govern over the terrestrial domain. In the context of national borders, the United States administers those territories it has rightfully claimed. Trespassers, individuals attempting to appropriate land without the owner's consent, especially when already citizens of their own land, can be deemed invaders and thieves.

Americans possess essential resources for survival, including jobs, homes, land, transportation, and food. Vigilance against covetous desires, as advised in {(Luke 12:15) 15 “And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”} is imperative. The question arises: how should we respond to invaders and those harboring inappropriate desires? The biblical directive is clear – the strong must advocate for the voiceless, champion the rights of the destitute, and render just judgments. As {(Proverbs 31:8-9) 8 ”Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute. 9 Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy."} asserts, there is a responsibility to speak up, ensuring fairness and defending the rights of the poor and needy.