[FT] Immigration: What Does the Bible Say?

Jeffrey A Hinshaw jeffjean at juno.com
Sat Jun 5 09:35:27 PDT 2010


How are borders go against scripture?

Again I would ask how do we translate 2000 yr old scripture about
foreigners to today?
 
On Sat, 5 Jun 2010 09:25:59 -0700 (PDT) Cara Emily Thornton
<caraboska at yahoo.com> writes:
> 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> napisal(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?
> > 
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