Don’t Cite Leviticus 18 If You’re Going to Ignore Leviticus 19

Don’t Cite Leviticus 18 If You’re Going to Ignore Leviticus 19 June 18, 2019

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Leviticus 18:22 is a permanent moral law that has not been abrogated by the New Covenant. “Thou shalt not lie with a man as with a woman; it is an abomination.”

But you have no right to cite that verse if you’re going to ignore the equally permanent moral law of Leviticus 19:34.

The stranger who sojourns with you shall be to you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself; for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.

Oh, but Alt. You’re getting SJW and seamless garment on us here. These laws are of very different moral weight. The Bible says that sodomy is an “abomination.” That’s strong. It doesn’t describe not welcoming the stranger as an abomination.

Oh really? Well, James 2:10 says: “Whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.” With God there is no such thing as, “This commandment you must really obey, but that one over there you can safely ignore.”

And Jesus said that whoever violates even the least commandment, and teaches others to do so, is least in the kingdom of heaven (Matt. 5:19).

But you can’t really say that the command to welcome the stranger is the “least” commandment in the first place, or somehow not an abomination as opposed to gay sex. Remember the parable of the sheep and the goats. For every stranger you do not welcome, you are not welcoming Jesus. If you do not welcome the stranger, you reject Christ, and you are a goat in danger of the eternal fire of Hell.

I think it’s safe to say that God considers not welcoming the stranger an abomination. So if you’re going to be silent about what’s going on at the border with many thousands of migrants being locked up in concentration camps, then you also need to be quiet about gay sex. This was the sin of Sodom, that in their abundance they did not help the poor and needy (Ezekiel 16:49).

What God commands we can read on the Statue of Liberty:

Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!

Putting the desperate who seek a better life into concentration camps does not make America great again. It betrays America; and more importantly, it betrays Christ.

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