LAW 501-001 – Foundations of Law I

Citizenship


Unlike with race, God does recognize that there are different nations.

  • Genesis 10:32
    These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their nations: and by these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood.
  • Acts 17:26
    And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;
  • Exodus 22:21
    Thou shalt neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.
  • Exodus 22:21
    One law shall be to him that is homeborn, and unto the stranger that sojourneth among you.
  • Deuteronomy 17:15
    Thou shalt in any wise set him king over thee, whom the Lord thy God shall choose: one from among thy brethren shalt thou set king over thee: thou mayest not set a stranger over thee, which is not thy brother.

Law that makes distinctions based on citizenship may be permissible if limited to preserving the basic identity/integrity of the nation.