[FT] Immigration: What Does the Bible Say?

George Leonard gleonard at ticino.com
Sat Jun 5 11:44:07 PDT 2010

Beth's observance (below) is probably the best yardstick.  From my
understanding the Old covenant is not only old but has been buried and
replaced entirely by Jesus himself.  Is there anyone who really wants to
resurrect the old law?  I would rather leave it buried and try to follow
Jesus' commandment the best I can.


George Leonard



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Do the Old Testament injunctions on strangers in the land of the Children of
Israel really apply to a modern political entity? I would think that the
second commandment (1= Love the Lord, 2=Love your neighbor) would apply much
more directly than ceremonial regulations given to a specific ethnic group.


Beth Gualtieri

formerly Indiana Yearly Meeting, now in Florida



On Jun 5, 2010, at 11:59 AM, Arthur Roberts wrote:

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




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