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The Bible on Immigration/Amnesty

James 1:22, "Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says."
Exodus 22:21, “Do not mistreat or oppress a foreigner, for you were foreigners in Egypt.”
Exodus 23:9, ““Do not oppress a foreigner; you yourselves know how it feels to be foreigners, because you were foreigners in Egypt.”
Leviticus 19:33-34, “When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. The foreigner 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 God.”
Leviticus 24:22, “You are to have the same law for the foreigner and the native-born. I am the Lord your God.’”
Leviticus 25:35, “If any of your fellow Israelites become poor and are unable to support themselves among you, help them as you would a foreigner and stranger, so they can continue to live among you.”
Numbers 15:15, “The community is to have the same rules for you and for the foreigner residing among you; this is a lasting ordinance for the generations to come. You and the foreigner shall be the same before the Lord."
Deuteronomy 10:17-19, “For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality and accepts no bribes.  He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner residing among you, giving them food and clothing.  And you are to love those who are foreigners, for you yourselves were foreigners in Egypt.”
Deuteronomy 27:19, “Cursed is anyone who withholds justice from the foreigner, the fatherless or the widow.” Then all the people shall say, “Amen!”
Psalm 146:9, “The Lord watches over the foreigner
and sustains the fatherless and the widow,
but he frustrates the ways of the wicked."
Ezekiel 47:22-23, ”You are to allot it as an inheritance for yourselves and for the foreigners residing among you and who have children. You are to consider them as native-born Israelites; along with you they are to be allotted an inheritance among the tribes of Israel.  In whatever tribe a foreigner resides, there you are to give them their inheritance,” declares the Sovereign Lord."
Malachi 3:5,  “So I will come to put you on trial. I will be quick to testify against sorcerers, adulterers and perjurers, against those who defraud laborers of their wages, who oppress the widows and the fatherless, and deprive the foreigners among you of justice, but do not fear me,” says the Lord Almighty.
Matthew 25: 31-46: “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne.  All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.  He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me." “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink?  When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you?  When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?" “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.  For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink,  I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’ “They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’ “He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’ “Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”
Mark 12:31,” The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”
Hebrews 13:2, “Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.”
It is common for Christians to follow the Republican party.  My challenge to all Christians is to be wary of this.*  Jesus is our King and Lord, and He has made His way known through the Holy Scriptures.  He loves immigrants, both illegal and not.  I understand that the laws in place dictate that illegals be deported.  The scripture seems to indicate that these laws are against God's will.  And just as we, as Christians, stand against Roe vs. Wade and hope to change the law to save unborn children, we as Christians should be against the maltreatment of illegal aliens.  I pray for amnesty.  I pray that the nation does this in an intelligent and safe manner.  And I thank God that though I once was an enemy of God, He had adopted me as His son.  He is the Lord and King forever.  The scripture says:  "Mercy triumphs over judgment," James 2:13b.
*I don't want you to follow any party.  I want Christians to make sure that what they believe is consistent with the Word of God.

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