Is protecting the borders with flesh eating lions morally good? As a marketing executive who has read the Bible more than once, I think it is. In fact, the Bible itself repeatedly views protector lions with great favor!
In biblical times lions gave peace and security. Psalm 104:21 says, “The young lions roar for their prey, seeking their food from God.” It is clear that if God wanted poor and wretched immigrant souls born in another country to enter, He would not provide them as food for these guardian lions.
Additionally, the Bible provides a crystal clear message that our borders should be protected by lions. Proverbs 20:2 says, “The terror of a king…the growling of a lion.” And all those, like the sluggard, too lazy to travel hundreds of miles to a legitimate, border check point, let this be a warning:
“The sluggard says, ‘There is a lion outside! I shall be killed in the streets!’” (Prov 22:13)
In fact, the earliest temples were guarded by lions. “While twelve lions stood there, one on each end of a step on the six steps.” (1 Kings 10:20)
Objection: “We should be a nation that welcomes immigrants.” I agree. One Psalmist writes that the Lord is the protector from the lions; “The young lions suffer want and hunger, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.” (Ps 34:10). This will ensure only Christ-following, legal immigrants will be granted entry.
Objection: “Lions are expensive.” Lions already exist in a natural habitat attuned to their needs. We simply need to relocate them to the borders! God does provide lions for such a day as this! “Then Samson went down with his father and mother to Timnah, and they came to the vineyards of Timnah. And behold, a young lion came toward him” (Judges 14:5).
Objection: “Lions are too brutal” Lions are fierce and nasty, but Jesus is also described as a lion in the New Testament. We are comforted through the revelation of Jesus according to John, “Weep no more; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered” (Rev 5:5).
For these reasons, I think there can be no doubt that lions protecting our borders is a morally good action.
*Authors note: This piece is a tongue-in-cheek response to Wayne Grudem’s article: Why Building a Border Wall Is a Morally Good Action. A Clear Lens does not actually support the use of lions on the border.