Immigration Policy, Jeff Sessions, Romans 13, and the Image of God

Recently, Attorney General Jeff Sessions quoted Romans 13 to justify the Trump’s Administration policy of separating parents from their children.

Everyone has been weighing in on AG Sessions’ use of Romans 13–from the media to the pulpit.

I simply caution the use of the Judeo-Christian Scriptures to justify actions and policies that dehumanize, discriminate, and destroy human lives.

Every human being bears the image of God, whether they were born in the United States of America or not.  When God looks at humans, he sees those who have been created in his image (Genesis 1:26-28).

A wise Hebrew proverb reads, “Whoever oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God” (Proverb 14:31 NIV).

My prayer is that the current administration will make policies and take actions that will honor God and not insult or show contempt for God.

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