[FT] Immigration: What Does the Bible Say?

Arthur Roberts aroberts at georgefox.edu
Sat Jun 5 08:59:39 PDT 2010


Here is a key passage

Leviticus 19:33-35 (Today's New International Version)

33 " 'When foreigners reside among you in your land, do not mistreat them.
34 The foreigners residing among you must be treated as your native-born.
Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the LORD your
God.

Arthur

On 6/5/10 8:48 AM, "Julia Ewen" <jewen at micronetsystems.net> wrote:

> I'm going to have to spend some time looking up chapter and verse (unless some
> other Friend has these at handy reference), but aren't there quite a lot of
> detailed instructions (commandments in the Law of Moses) about very specific
> things that the Hebrews were required to do in regard to kind and merciful
> treatments of sojourners, whether foreign or Jewish?
>  
> Julia
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>> From:  James  Wilson <mailto:wilsonj512 at hotmail.com>
>>  
>> To: friends-theology at lists.quakerchristian.net
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>> Sent: Saturday, June 05, 2010 8:41  AM
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>> Subject: Re: [FT] Immigration: What Does  the Bible Say?
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>> Julia, you raise the very questions I have been around the  water cooler at
>> work.  Most of my colleagues
>> are God fearing, Bible  toting, president bashing, church going, good and
>> basically kind people.   I have mentioned the scripture you elude to, it
>> falls on deaf ears and we  move on.
>>  
>> Paul talks about the foolishness of Roman  rule, peace by power.  Paul talks
>> about all people being  equal.  I think that he is arguing for a government
>> based on  compassion and justice for all people not one of fear and
>> repression.   
>>  
>> It seems to me that a lot of Christian people don't have a clear
>> understanding what Christ taught in word and example and how Paul built  on
>> Jesus' life and teaching.
>> 
>>  
>> Jim  Wilson
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>>  From: jewen at bellsouth.net
>> To:  friends-theology at lists.quakerchristian.net
>> Date: Sat, 5 Jun 2010 07:06:45  -0400
>> Subject: [FT] Immigration: What Does the Bible Say?
>> 
>>   
>> Arizona has been on the hot seat at the center of  the national debate about
>> undocumented immigrants, and according to today's NY  Times, it looks like
>> immigration will be the hot button in the political races  in California this
>> year.  I wonder what Friends' perspectives might be?
>>  
>>  
>>  
>> How do we apply our principles of simplicity,  peace, integrity, community
>> and equality to this problem? And what does the  Bible have to say that might
>> help us in our discernment? In particular, I am  wondering about passages
>> concerning welcoming the stranger, and how resident  aliens among God's
>> People are to be treated.
>>  
>>  
>>  
>> We hear a lot about what sort of rules ought to  apply to resident
>> foreigners, both documented and undocumented. If we are a  "nation under
>> God", what "rules" apply to our actions?
>>  
>>  
>>  
>> Julia Ewen
>>  
>> Atlanta Friends Meeting
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