Syrian Refugees-What Should Americans Do? Part Five-The Bible
Foreigners Embracing the God of Israel
Include the Foreigner When You Celebrate God’s Goodness
Afterward you may go and celebrate because of all the good things the Lord your God has given to you and your household. Remember to include the Levites and the foreigners living among you in the celebration. “Every third year you must offer a special tithe of your crops. In this year of the special tithe you must give your tithes to the Levites, foreigners, orphans, and widows, so that they will have enough to eat in your towns. Then you must declare in the presence of the Lord your God, ‘I have taken the sacred gift from my house and have given it to the Levites, foreigners, orphans, and widows, just as you commanded me. I have not violated or forgotten any of your commands.’ (Deut 26:11-13)
Everyone in the area was to be included in the celebration. That would mean the foreigner participating in the celebration. Israel was to give a portion of their harvest to the foreigner.
If taken literally then the Syrian refugees must participate in the activities of America instead of avoid them. There should be funds set aside to help the Syrians. There are all kinds of humanitarian efforts being made to the Syrians. Many of the Syrians that would be brought here would absolutely refuse to participate in American activities. Continue reading “Syrian Refugees-What Should Americans Do? Part Five-Bible Verses” »