Sabbath 27/5/36/120

Dear Friends,

Today we will look at the law of God in relation to refugees and sojourners that come into our land seeking help and refuge.

The Bible deals with the issue in a number of places.

First we look at the text in Leviticus examined in the paper Law and the Sixth Commandment (No. 259).

The preservation of life and the family
Leviticus 25:35-43 And if thy brother be waxen poor, and fallen in decay with thee; then thou shalt relieve him: yea, though he be a stranger, or a sojourner; that he may live with thee. 36 Take thou no usury of him, or increase: but fear thy God; that thy brother may live with thee. 37 Thou shalt not give him thy money upon usury, nor lend him thy victuals for increase. 38 I am the LORD your God, which brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, to give you the land of Canaan, and to be your God. 39 And if thy brother that dwelleth by thee be waxen poor, and be sold unto thee; thou shalt not compel him to serve as a bondservant: 40 But as an hired servant, and as a sojourner, he shall be with thee, and shall serve thee unto the year of jubile: 41 And then shall he depart from thee, both he and his children with him, and shall return unto his own family, and unto the possession of his fathers shall he return. 42 For they are my servants, which I brought forth out of the land of Egypt: they shall not be sold as bondmen. 43 Thou shalt not rule over him with rigour; but shalt fear thy God. (KJV)

So these people are not just citizens of the nation but also those that are strangers and sojourners with us.  We have a responsibility to all those that seek sojourn with us.

There are however limitations as we see from Law and the Sixth Commandment.

Mercy and justice
The implementation of the law is according to the dictums of mercy and justice, and Christ showed exactly how the law was to be implemented. The death penalty – for example in relation to adultery – was not mandatory, but was only so if the sin was to be repeated in unrepentant defiance of the law.

Each commandment carries the death penalty to show the equal force of the law in all aspects. Only in the sixth commandment is the death penalty mandatory in the first instance, but only in some circumstances.

Christ’s words declare this to be the intent of the law (Jn. 8:7). The law must be administered in mercy and justice, with no malice of execution, or by those who lie in wait to catch others.

Idolatry is expressly prohibited to Israel, or the aliens within their gates, and is a capital offence.
Deuteronomy 7:22-26  And the LORD thy God will put out those nations before thee by little and little: thou mayest not consume them at once, lest the beasts of the field increase upon thee. 23 But the LORD thy God shall deliver them unto thee, and shall destroy them with a mighty destruction, until they be destroyed. 24 And he shall deliver their kings into thine hand, and thou shalt destroy their name from under heaven: there shall no man be able to stand before thee, until thou have destroyed them. 25 The graven images of their gods shall ye burn with fire: thou shalt not desire the silver or gold that is on them, nor take it unto thee, lest thou be snared therein: for it is an abomination to the LORD thy God. 26 Neither shalt thou bring an abomination into thine house, lest thou be a cursed thing like it: but thou shalt utterly detest it, and thou shalt utterly abhor it; for it is a cursed thing. (KJV)

Punishment for sin and the right to life under the Law
No child shall be put to death for the sins of the father, but each man shall be put to death for his own sin (Deut. 24:16, 17; 2Kgs. 14:6).

No person who escapes from slavery is to be returned to his or her master. Refugees are to be granted a place to live in the gates of the cities, where they choose, and are not to be oppressed. They are to be granted life under the law of God (Deut. 23:15,16).

Thus from these laws there follows the requirements for us to deal with any that seek refuge among us to prohibit those that worship idols from entry to us. All who wish to benefit from us have to agree to be bound by the laws of God. We have fallen short of the glory of God in this regard and we have sinned and are subject to judgment and very soon we shall be dealt with under the laws of God and by the Messiah. Those who claim to be Muslims are also subject to the laws of God as are all others and they will be dealt with very soon.

What is happening at present is that there is a massive attempt to invade the United States and British Commonwealth to benefit from the blessing bestowed upon them through God’s promise to Abraham.  It is  a deliberate policy from various ethnic groups and in the conflict that will occur in the very near future they will require to be restrained and confined due to their unlawful activities.

We as a people have sinned and God will deliver the penalties upon us. Grey hairs are appearing upon our heads and we know it not. We are an aging people more dependent upon the sons of others through the murder of our own children by the women of our people that kill their young. Aliens devour our strength and we know it not.  We sell our own wealth to overseas interests and those who are among us are not of us.

Our responsibilities are clear under the law and if we obeyed the laws of Almighty God we would be protected but we do not and we are being sent into captivity. These two punishments are clearly defined both by aging and by aliens devouring our strength.

We are in the last days.  We have a responsibility to those who seek refuge among us but they also have a responsibility to the laws of God.

The fact is that we disobey God and His law as much as the aliens that seek refuge with us and God will deal with us all. This is the Last Days and very soon God will send His witnesses and then the Messiah to take control of the earth. Once that happens all false religion will be completely eliminated. Modern Judaism will go first and Judah will repent and then so will so-called Islam and Trinitarian Christianity and Hinduism and Buddhism and every other pagan religious system including the religions of Evolutionism and Atheism.

By 2027 their leaders will all be dead or converted. That however does not excuse us from our obligations under the law of God. Study this matter seriously and pray for our deliverance from evil and from error.

Wade Cox
Coordinator General