[FT] Immigration: What Does the Bible Say?

Cara Emily Thornton caraboska at yahoo.com
Sat Jun 5 09:25:59 PDT 2010


I know I'm jumping into the middle of something, but let me just quickly say: We don't obey the law if it tells us to do things that are unscriptural. We can ask whether the government's attitude towards illegals is scriptural, and take it from there.

--- 5.6.10 (Sob), Jeffrey A Hinshaw <jeffjean at juno.com> napisał(a):

> Od: Jeffrey A Hinshaw <jeffjean at juno.com>
> Temat: Re: [FT] Immigration: What Does the Bible Say?
> Do: friends-theology at lists.quakerchristian.net
> Data: 5 Czerwiec 2010 (Sobota), 18:20
> 
> What about scriptures that pertain to following Laws?
> Government was
> established by God to bring order-although it was man's
> choice and not
> God's original intention.
> 
> Things are screwy in modern culture because foreigners
> probably did not
> recieve free healthcare and other tax-supported services. I
> am not an
> expert in Old Testament culture, but I would suppose there
> were few
> government run programs then. I think we can love them in
> ways that do
> not involve breaking the law.
> 
> I grew up n Ca. and know that illegals have the same rights
> as citizen's
> when it comes to healthcare- A hospital can be sued for not
> provideing
> free healthcare to illegals.
> 
> Arizona Law as I understand it is just codifying in State
> law what is
> already Federal law. This point is otfen missed.
> 
> Let me know what is missing in these arguments?
> 
> I understand I am urguing Law but aren't CHristians suppose
> to follow the
> law as well? Do we decide individually which laws to follow
> and which to
> break?
> 
> Jeff Hinshaw
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