Can we stop pretending?

Pastor Matthew Best
4 min readJul 16, 2019

Can we stop pretending that our national policies and attitudes about foreigners and immigrants are based on what it means to be a Christian? If you want to be upset with me for asking this question, your problem isn’t really with me. It’s with God. Below is the Scripture passages about what God thinks about the subject.

“You shall not wrong a stranger or oppress him, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.” — Exodus 22:21

“You shall not oppress a stranger, since you yourselves know the feelings of a stranger, for you also were strangers in the land of…

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Pastor Matthew Best

My name is Matthew Best. I’m an ELCA (Lutheran) pastor who attempts to translate church and churchy stuff into everyday language.