Friday, June 15, 2018

What Does the Bible Say about Immigration?

by Gregory A. Johnson
What Does the Bible Say About Immigration?, by Gregory A. Johnson

Invoking the Bible to defend immigration policy that separates children from parents makes me wonder if the invoker of such nonsense has even read the Bible, specifically the teachings of Jesus.

God, help us!

Please allow me to share a few paragraphs of Scripture that will shed some proper light on the matter.

Listen to what Jesus says:
"For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me. (Matthew 25:35-36, emphasis added)."
Check out this commandment:
"When a stranger sojourns with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong. You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers... (Leviticus 19:33-34, emphasis added)."
Jesus taught us a couple of commandments, that if obeyed, will allow us to obey every commandment in Scripture.

Here are the two commandments:
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself (Matthew 22:37-39).”
My prayer is:
"But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream (Amos 5:24)."
Jesus, send a faith and justice revival in our day that will consume us with truth and good doing.
Beloved, Stand up for truth. The truth matters.

Know that you are loved,
gaj

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