Amnesty IS Biblical

We shouldn’t need to be reminded.

“Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the foreigner or the poor.” Zec. 7:10.

A simple search “Bible + Amnesty” yields many links.

This example excoriates the President. “The Federalist” is a notorious conservative publication. No surprise there with the “pharisitical” perspective here.

The authors confer and agree with themselves that amnesty is not what scripture intends.  Theirs is a crowded field of self-appointed, self-interested experts arguing in nauseating detail the “legal” merits of how to treat strangers among us. Xenophobic temporal concerns weigh heavily on their minds.

Where is the love?

For… just a moment, try the spiritual? …What’s God really intend? (take three deep breaths here…) Where do you come down?

“But they refused to pay attention; stubbornly they turned their backs and covered their ears.” Zeb. 7:11.

Okay, if that’s not clear enough…

“For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.” 1 Cor. 15:22

Scripture reminds us that it’s what’s in the heart. Remember “Love your neighbor…”? As for amnesty, I’m a recipient. Amnesty is what I live on.

Love your enemy?

“But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? Mt. 5:45-47

And if politics continues to inform our interpretation of Gods word?

“Do not be misled: ‘Bad company corrupts good character.’ Come back to your senses as you ought, and stop sinning; for there are some who are ignorant of God—I say this to your shame.”  1 Cor. 15:33-34

 

 

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