I wonder what the Bible has to say about accepting foreigners into your land…

So lets turn to Deuteronomy and see what God says:

“Circumcise, then, the foreskin of your heart, and do not be stubborn any longer. For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who is not partial and takes no bribe, who executes justice for the orphan and the widow, and who loves the strangers, providing them food and clothing. You shall also love thestranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.”

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Not an OT type of guy lets see what Jesus says in Matthew:

“Then the King will say to those at his right hand, ‘Come, O blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see thee … And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.’ “1605_francken_sieben_werke_der_barmherzigkeit_anagoria

If people made homeless, hungry, and thirsty by war doesn’t fit this category then I don’t know who does.

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