Thursday, February 2, 2017

Biblical Reasons We Are Failing

Our country and society are so far removed from the basic values of our founding, that unless we make major changes as a nation, we will collapse as other civilizations have done in the past.

To demonstrate, I've enlisted the help of Leviticus.

Here are some of the basic laws spoken to Moses that I feel we should remember, relearn or discover, for the sake of ourselves and our country.

From Leviticus 19:

4 Do not turn to idols or make cast images for yourselves: I am the Lord your God.

15 You shall not render an unjust judgment; you shall not be partial to the poor or defer to the great: with justice you shall judge your neighbor.

16 You shall not go around as a slanderer among your people, and you shall not profit by the blood of your neighbor: I am the Lord.

17 You shall not hate in your heart anyone of your kin; you shall reprove your neighbor, or you will incur guilt yourself.

18 You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against any of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord.

33 When an alien resides with you in your land, you shall not oppress the alien.

34 The alien who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.*

*This sentiment is expressed frequently in the Old Testament. It must be important.

2 comments:

  1. Doesn't seem as though building a wall would be approved according to Leviticus

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  2. I don't think it says anything about keeping people out...just what to do with those there

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