Again, No, Jesus was NOT a refugee


Social media has been abuzz with leftists universally crying out, “Jesus was a refugee!” For example, James Martin—consultant for the Vatican’s Secretariat of Communications—tweeted, “When the Holy Family flees to Egypt, they meet the current definition of refugees… And the word the angel uses in Joseph’s dream… is ‘φεῦγε’ (pheuge), from which comes the word ‘refugee,’ the one who flees.” How can anyone possibly argue with this? Joseph and Mary fled from Judaea to Egypt, and the Bible clearly referred to them as “refugees.” As is all too often the case with liberal interpretations, however, nothing is as it seems.

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