Christine Abbott | About Jesus’ Refugee Status …

Letters to the Editor
Letters to the Editor

In response to Christine Flowers’ column (Dec. 19), she is correct that Jesus’ parents going from Nazareth to Bethlehem was not to escape persecution. However, those who refer to Jesus as a refugee are referring to their subsequent fleeing to Egypt to escape death by Herod (Matthew 2:1-18). This was indeed due to political persecution. Herod did not want any competition from this newborn “King of the Jews.” 

Christine Abbott

Santa Clarita

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