What does the Bible say about human rights?


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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
Any honest study of the Bible must acknowledge that man, as God's special creation, has been blessed with certain "human rights." Any true student of the Bible will be stimulated toward ideals such...

July 01 2013 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini Salem Markus Purba
Since the Bible is the sacred scriptures of Christians comprising the Old Testament and the New Testament, the Bible does not say anything about human rights, but about believer rights.

Human rights is just a concept, created by man as propaganda material for creating public opinion in reaching a certain goal of interest: political, economic, military, etc.

The Bible is the Word of God; whoever receives and believes, has the right to become children of God (John 1: 12-14); the rights to him/her who overcomes (Revelation 2-3)..

August 11 2014 1 response Vote Up Share Report

Stringio Joe cattani
We may not find those exact words in the bible. But it is most certainly implied. Abraham was chosen to be the voice of right and justice (Gen 17:18-19). We are not only to treat others, believers and non-believes, right and justly, we are to stand up and speak up not sit down and shut up wherever and whenever we see an injustice. Just as Abraham did concerning Sodom (Gen17:25).

December 22 2014 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Physician pic Melanie Spindler Imperfect Christ-Follower, lover of God, seeker of Truth
Echoing that the words "human rights" are not found in Scripture, God makes it very clear none the less how we are to treat others with respect, dignity, seeking justice, being merciful...this is true for a physical neighbor and a foreigner. In Luke 10:25-37 Jesus answers the Pharisee (who clearly had no concept of God's meaning of the law) and schools him on who his neighbor is in the Parable of the Good Samaritan. The Samaritans and Jews hated each other as the Jews felt they were superior to the Samaritans. The Jew was passing through Samaria-- he was the foreigner. However the Samaritan showed God's will and love in his care for his enemy when he needed it most and his own countrymen (other Jews) left him for dead. 

God also gave stipulations all through Leviticus on how to treat the marginalized of society (see note above).

Micah 6:8 sums up what God wants: 

No, O people, the Lord has told you what is good,
and this is what he requires of you:

to seek justce, to be merciful,
and to walk humbly with your God.

March 15 2017 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

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