Norman Horn: What the Bible Says about Immigrants


Found in Libertarian Christians
May 28, 2014

Many conservative and liberal Christians in America look upon immigrants very negatively. Despite the irrefutable evidence that immigrants – even illegal immigrants – do not “steal” American jobs , do not sap entitlements , and are a clear boon to the economy , we routinely hear how immigrants are categorically “bad.” I am here to tell you that such an attitude is wrong on every level. Besides the economic and ethical arguments for why we should embrace open borders and oppose the state claiming more and more power to usurp freedom of movement, even God is on the side of the “alien”. We can see this throughout Scripture.

God says you should treat immigrants the same as you treat natives.

Exodus 22:21–24 21 “Do not mistreat an alien or oppress him, for you were aliens in Egypt. 22 “Do not take advantage of a widow or an orphan. 23 If you do and they cry out to me, I will certainly hear their cry. 24 My anger will be aroused, and I will kill you with the sword; your wives will become widows and your children fatherless.

Exodus 23:9 9 “Do not oppress an alien; you yourselves know how it feels to be aliens, because you were aliens in Egypt. Leviticus 19:33–34 33 “ ‘When an alien lives with you in your land, do not mistreat him. 34 The alien living with you must be treated as one of your native-born. Love him as yourself, for you were aliens in Egypt. I am the Lord your God.

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Norman Horn has a PhD in Chemical Engineering and a Master of Arts in Theological Studies. He also maintains the Libertarian Christian website, among other activities.

6 thoughts on “Norman Horn: What the Bible Says about Immigrants

  1. Thomas Hill

    Dr. Horn is a wonderful activist and statesman laboring on behalf of libertarian principles. I have been privileged to work with Dr. Horn on Libertarian campaigns, along with the Foundation For A Free Society, which he serves as a board member.

  2. Jill Pyeatt Post author

    I think highly of him, also.

    I can’t help but wonder: How smart do you have to be to get a PhD in Chemical Engineering?? (Undoubtedly, he has a brain that works on the opposite side of mine!)

  3. Norman Horn

    Thank you, Thomas and Jill, for your kind words. Also, I think it is likely persistence rather than intelligence that ultimately determines one’s fate in the engineering sciences. 🙂

  4. paulie

    It probably takes quite a bit of both. I can be pretty persistent in beating my head against a wall but it won’t make me an engineer.

  5. Jill Pyeatt Post author

    I never put down my intellect, but I went to art school. I’m one of those “big picture” visual people who dislike details, although weaving is quite mathematical in some ways (my degree really was in textile and jewelry design). I could probably study forever and never acquire a PhD in chemical engineering.

    Anyway, this is an excellent article, and undoubtedly will make quite a few conservatives and Constitutionalists uncomfortable.

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