From the files of "please stay in your lane", NAR dominionist pastor Jack Hibbs recently was featured in a column for Charisma News extolling the illegal and unconstitutional actions of Texas Governor Greg Abbott. Why you might ask is someone charged with preaching the gospel, writing about something he clearly knows nothing about? That is the corruption of the NAR dominionist platform. You see, Greg Abbott is a Republican and the Republican Party controls the apostate church. It is bad enough we have to debunk the poor bible teaching of these people but now we must also combat the gross disinformation provided about our country and government. The problem is, Hibbs clearly only gets his news from corrupted sources, so he thinks he knows what he is talking about. As we discern and learn together through the above link, keep asking yourself why a pastor, would ever write something like this. Let us reason once more together beloved.
"In a significant move to address what it termed an "invasion," the Governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, declared on Jan. 24 the state's "Constitutional Right To Self-Defense" to curb the estimated 9 million illegal border crossings into the United States since the start of the Biden administration. Governor Abbott asserted that this action was a response to the federal government's and President Biden's perceived violation and "refusal" to enforce immigration laws. In a statement, Abbott argued that the federal government had broken the compact between the United States and the states." - Charisma News
Greg Abbott is a performative politician who is decidedly unserious about fixing anything. He just wants something to rile up his base of voters. The truth is neither political party has cared enough to do anything about immigration for decades. Even Hibbs' savior, Donald Trump, did absolutely nothing and by the way, Mexico paid nothing as well. Before getting into the stupidity here let us first deal with the cruelty. What Abbott wants to do is install razor wire fences and circular saws to physically hurt or potentially kill people trying to cross into this country. What he installed however prevented ICE agents from doing their job so the Federal Government, which is undeniable authority here, instructed them to remove it and the Supreme Court, which is decidedly conservative, agreed! The way our country works, that is the end of the discussion but not according to Abbott. More importantly however, why is Jack Hibbs on the side of the razor wire and circular saws? Does he even own a bible? Do you really want to be making the argument in front of Christ that because the bible speaks about borders around countries that you thought it was cool to kill people trying to escape poverty and violence in their home countries? And why? Because you won the "where you were born" lottery and now you think you were entitled to it? Instead of who would Jesus deport I guess now it is who would Jesus use circular saws on?
Abbott's arguments are his opinions, with no basis in actual law. Just this past week it was revealed that Biden had actually agreed to the legislative blackmail the Republicans demanded in order to give money to Israel and Ukraine. He was going to give them what they wanted on the border but now their idol, Mr. Trump told them to kill the deal so he can "run on immigration." So, it is not that Biden has refused to do anything. I might add here that the constitution makes clear that an invasion can only be termed when it is part of a war. So, Greg Abbott can whine that it is an invasion but not according to our laws. Period, full stop. Once again however, what in the world does any of this have to do with the gospel? The answer is absolutely nothing.
The statement, in part, reads: "The federal government has broken the compact between the United States and the States. For these reasons, I have already declared an invasion under Article I, § 10, Clause 3 to invoke Texas's constitutional authority to defend and protect itself. That authority is the supreme law of the land and supersedes any federal statutes to the contrary. The Texas National Guard, the Texas Department of Public Safety, and other Texas personnel are acting on that authority, as well as state law, to secure the Texas border." On the same day, Jack Hibbs, Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Chino Hills in California and Founder of the Real Life Network, addressed his congregation, warning about the developing situation and expressing concerns that it could escalate into a civil war. "The governor is like the president of a country," explains Hibbs. "The United States Air Force is made up of air forces from 50 different states. The United States Army is made up of soldiers or army personnel from each of the 50 states. Every state has a National Guard. So, for example, Gavin Newsom, as Governor of California, is the Commander in Chief of the California National Guard.
Can you imagine if every Governor had the power to simply declare that their opinion is now the supreme law of the land? This is constitutionally absurd. The actual law makes it abundantly clear that the federal government has complete and supreme authority on all matters involving immigration. There is nothing for Texas to defend itself from. For the most part Abbott just holds a news conference and then ships these folks off in busses to northern "Democratic cities." State law does not supersede federal law - just ask the South. As for Hibbs, perhaps he should stick to preaching. The Commander in Chief of all the armed forces, including Navy and Army, is the president - not governors. The individual governors are not like presidents. Once again, why is Jack Hibbs weighing in on this?