Immigrants migrating to the WEST
A lot of citizens from war torn countries immigrate to the west for better life. This became an issue to most host nations of the west. What should their righteous action be?
Well, God made a rule rule for it. He gave directions for the Israelites to follow His commands regarding this issue. It is written in the book of Leviticus 19:33-34 that state:
Leviticus 19:33-34New International Version (NIV)
33 “‘When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them.34 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.
If people decided not follow His rule this is what will happen to them as stated in Malachi 3:5 and Deuteronomy:27:19, to wit:
Malachi 3:5New International Version (NIV)
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.
Deuteronomy 27:19New International Version (NIV)
19 “Cursed is anyone who withholds justice from the foreigner, the fatherless or the widow.”
HOWEVER; GOD ALSO GAVE THEM A CAUTIOUS INTRUCTION as wrtitten in the book of Deuteronomy 7:3 to 4 that state:
Deuteronomy 7:3-4King James Version (KJV)
3 Neither shalt thou make marriages with them; thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy son.
4 For they will turn away thy son from following me, that they may serve other gods: so will the anger of the Lord be kindled against you, and destroy thee suddenly.
God wants His people not to be influenced by pagans beliefs and practices.