[FT] Immigration: What Does the Bible Say?

Arthur Roberts aroberts at georgefox.edu
Sat Jun 5 10:28:15 PDT 2010


Jesus' story of the good Samaritan was a good answer to his contemporaries
who wanted to define "neighbor", probably in  tribal fashion.  And a good
answer for us.   How to implement such neighborliness calls us to findi good
ways to implement a valid and basic moral principle.

Arthur


On 6/5/10 9:48 AM, "Cara Emily Thornton" <caraboska at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Borders are fine. The question is what they mean in terms of treatment of
> other people.


--- 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),
> 18:35
> 
> 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?
> > > 
> > > Jeff Hinshaw
> > >
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