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.
Friday, February 10, 2017
There are some anti-immigration posts floating social media around that argue for building walls and extreme vetting and deportation, based on what the book of Revelation says:
But, we need to read the whole passage: one of the vital characteristics of the new city [apart from it being cube-shaped] is that "it's gates will never be shut" Revelation 21:25