Missouri's 7th District, U.S. House of Representatives




Liberty Under God

Congress should
  • ignore the voices of xenophobia
  • not stand in the way of hospitality toward "strangers"
  • not tax Peter to be hospitable toward Paul

"Xenophobia" is a dislike of people from other countries.

Xenophobia is an irrational, deep-rooted fear of or antipathy towards foreigners. It comes from the Greek words ξένος (xenos), meaning "stranger," "foreigner" and φόβος (phobos), meaning "fear."
Xenophobia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"Xenophobia" is a sin. The Bible commands "hospitality" [φιλόξένος], literally, "the love of strangers" or "friend of strangers" [φιλος + ξένος].

1 Timothy 3:2 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Greek]
A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;
Titus 1:8 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Greek]
But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate;
1 Peter 4:9 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Greek]
Use hospitality one to another without grudging.
Romans 12:13 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Greek]
Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.
Hebrews 13:2 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Greek]
Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
Matthew 25:35 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Greek]
For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger [ξένος (xenos)], and ye took me in:
see "works of mercy"
3 John 1:5 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Greek]
Beloved, thou doest faithfully whatsoever thou doest to the brethren, and to strangers;
1Timothy 5:10 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Greek]
Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints' feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have diligently followed every good work.

"strangers" on this website - - Google Search

The People of Israel were treated like "illegal aliens" in Egypt, so God expects Christians to treat aliens with grace. See more here.

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
1 John 4:18

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