After having dealt in detail about how Israel treated outsiders, the question must now be asked as to what exactly does this mean for believers today? Can these long ago events really provide any insight into the current state of affairs? The problem of racism and alienation on the basis of cultural differences is in […]Read more "A Native of the Land: Conclusion, Now What?"
It’s the home stretch. Today we are going to explore exactly why the “sojourner” is so important to Israel and to Israel’s God. Next time we will wrap it up. If you want to start at the beginning click here. The second and final proof signifying access to God of those outside Israel is the […]Read more "A Native of the Land: Deriving an Ethic of Intercultural Relations from Exodus, Part 7"
After examining the fate of those who attempt to destroy God’s covenant people, it’s now time to look at those from outside the family of Jacob who responded positively to them. What we find is that while God specially blesses and protects the genetic descendants of Abraham, they are in turn intended to bless the […]Read more "A Native in the Land: Deriving an Ethic of Intercultural Relations from Exodus, Part 6"