treatment of people from other lands

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  1. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    Here are 12 passages that discuss how Christians should treat immigrants, refugees and those in need of help.

    LOVE REFUGEES AS YOURSELF
    When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. (Leviticus 19:33-34)

    LEAVE FOOD FOR THE POOR AND THE FOREIGNER
    When you reap the harvest of your land, do not reap to the very edges of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest. Do not go over your vineyard a second time or pick up the grapes that have fallen. Leave them for the poor and the foreigner. (Leviticus 19:9-10)

    GOD LOVES THE FOREIGNER RESIDING AMONG YOU
    He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner residing among you, giving them food and clothing. And you are to love those who are foreigners, for you yourselves were foreigners in Egypt. (Deuteronomy 10:18-19)

    THE SIN OF SODOM: THEY DID NOT HELP THE POOR AND NEEDY
    Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy. (Ezekiel 16:49)


    DO NOT OPPRESS A FOREIGNER
    Do not oppress a foreigner; you yourselves know how it feels to be foreigners, because you were foreigners in Egypt. (Exodus 23:9)

    DO NOT DEPRIVE FOREIGNERS AMONG YOU OF JUSTICE
    “So I will come to put you on trial. I will be quick to testify against sorcerers, adulterers and perjurers, against those who defraud laborers of their wages, who oppress the widows and the fatherless, and deprive the foreigners among you of justice, but do not fear me,” says the Lord Almighty. (Malachi 3:5)

    DO WHATEVER THE FOREIGNER ASKS OF YOU
    “As for the foreigner who does not belong to your people Israel but has come from a distant land because of your name— for they will hear of your great name and your mighty hand and your outstretched arm—when they come and pray toward this temple, then hear from heaven, your dwelling place. Do whatever the foreigner asks of you, so that all the peoples of the earth may know your name and fear you, as do your own people Israel, and may know that this house I have built bears your Name. (1 Kings 8:41-44)

    LEAVE YOUR DOOR OPEN TO THE TRAVELER
    No stranger had to spend the night in the street, for my door was always open to the traveler (Job, discussing his devotion to God) (Job 31:32)

    INVITE THE STRANGER IN
    For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ (Matthew 25:25-36)

    WE WERE ALL BAPTIZED BY ONE SPIRIT
    Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many. (1 Corinthians 12:12-14)

    LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF
    For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” (Galatians 5:14)

    HAVE MERCY ON YOUR NEIGHBOR
    He asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”

    In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’
    “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”

    The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”
    Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.” (Luke 10:29-37)

    https://relevantmagazine.com/god/what-bible-says-about-how-treat-refugees
     
  2. juantoo3

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    What does the Bible say about obeying the law?

    LAWFUL foreigners. LAWFUL strangers. LAWFUL neighbors. LAWFUL travelers. LAWFUL poor and needy.

    As someone who has dealt with immigration, LAWFULLY, several times now...I have no sympathy for those who wish to get around the LAW.

    Try your arguments in another country...like, Russia, or China, or even Mexico...and watch them laugh you out of town.

    I have first generation immigrants in my immediate family, my own step father was Mexican (before he was ruthlessly murdered in his own home), so don't even try to hand me the crap being peddled about right now. It is shameless politicizing by the left, nothing more.
     
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  3. wil

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    When did we have our first Legal Immigrants to this land?

    What is land?

    How did it get to be ours?

    By killing legally killing the people that were occupying it?

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  4. juantoo3

    juantoo3 ʎʇıɹoɥʇnɐ uoıʇsǝnb

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    Moving goalposts.

    What does the Bible say about obeying the LAW?

    Or are you another that picks and chooses which laws to obey and which to disobey? Cherry picking the Bible to suit your arguments...
     
  5. A Cup Of Tea

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    come on wil, could you keep the political stuff in the right section, I don't want their hate spilling all over the forum :/
     
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    edit: oops. my bad! should have kept those thoughts to myself...
     
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  7. kiwimac

    kiwimac God is NOT about Fear

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    Actually the Bible says nothing about the LEGAL status of the foreigners it mentions. BORDERS are a modern invention. As for your comments; Asylum seeking is not illegal nor is crossing your border in order to safe guard themselves (according to the UN convention that the US authored.)
     
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    Me thinks the goal post I set were moved...
     
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    kiwimac God is NOT about Fear

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    Most Christians seem happy to ignore the Bible if it is inconvenient to them personally or to their interpretations of it. The OT is pretty damn clear about HOW foreigners are to be treated.
     
  10. StevePame

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    I've moved this to the interfaith textual study section in an effort to encourage a discussion of how foreigners should be treated according to a number of faiths.
     
  11. wil

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    That would be cool...hope it works
     
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  12. wil

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    . Hmmm...these people traveled all the way thru mexico...

    And I live here, in the US, supposedly the most prosperous civilized nation in the world...send us your tired... If we don't want to live by the motto on the statue, let's spend a million and change it to one we can live by..
     
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