Faith Resisting Authority in the Name of Justice and Love: Immigration Law and the Bible

 

Certain sections of the Bible have historically been used by governments and others in authority to justify policies that result in increased suffering among the poor.  Rev. Craig Mousin cites a verse from the Letter to the Romans that has recently been used by the United States Federal Government with that very result.

He points out that a fuller reading of that letter and of the Bible as a whole clearly shows examples of people of faith who have resisted authority in the name of justice and love.

Ask yourself: when making an important decision and seeking guidance from Scripture, do I verse-shop for a passage that will justify my previously held position, or do I look for that Spirit of Justice and Love, Wisdom and Compassion that hides within its pages?

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