Jeff Sessions Cites Romans 13 To Defend Government’s Actions. Romans 13 Will Be Used To Justify Sunday Law



The unfolding of current events in fulfillment of Bible prophecy declares emphatically and in thunderous tones that the end of all things is at hand!  From every perspective--the increase in immorality, the prevalence of disease, weather catastrophes, the ecumenical movement, the growing influence of Roman Catholicism, the economic condition of the world, wars and rumors of wars, the escalation of violence, the uniting of church and state to the utter repudiation of the constitution, the universal cry for “peace and safety,” and even the falling away of God’s professed people-- it is evident that Jesus is about to put in His appearance.  But before Jesus comes, the inhabitants of the earth will have to face the final crisis, the Mark of the Beast crisis, brought to view in Revelation 13:11-17 and Revelation 14:9-16, after which the earth will be plunged into a time of trouble such as never was. The Mark of the Beast is connected with worship, false worship (see Revelation 13:12 and 15; Revelation 14:9 and 11, Revelation 16:2), and involves America (the lamblike beast that speaks as a dragon, Revelation 13:11) enforcing religious laws that go contrary to liberty of conscience and are in homage to the beast, Roman Catholicism. The Mark of the Beast is the enforcement of a National Sunday Law. Note that Sunday sacredness is a creation or child of the Papacy, a fact that she admits and cites as the mark of her authority.[1] “As the sign of the authority of the Catholic Church, papist writers cite ‘the very act of changing the Sabbath into Sunday, which Protestants allow of; . . . because by keeping Sunday, they acknowledge the church's power to ordain feasts, and to command them under sin.’--Henry Tuberville. An Abridgment of the Christian Doctrine, page 58. What then is the change of the Sabbath, but the sign, or mark, of the authority of the Roman Church--’the mark of the beast’?”[2]


It will not be Roman Catholics alone however, that are pushing for Sunday to be legislated as a national (and then international) holy day of rest, but it will be the professed protestants who have accepted the lie of Sunday sacredness that will push to have it enforced to solve the issues and crises facing the nation.  They will even use scripture in justification of their actions.  That time is not far distant as high-ranking government officials today are (mis)using scripture to justify their laws, the same justifications that they will give for enforcing Sunday observance against liberty of conscience. 


It has been prophesied that Romans 13:1, “Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God,” would be used by ministers and politicians to justify the enforcement of religious laws, namely, the National Sunday Law.  However today, we see that this scripture is being used to defend any law or government action, and thus is the case with Jeff Sessions using this text to support separating children from their parents at the border.  This lets us know that citizens will be compelled to obey any law or policy, no matter how unjust, unconstitutional or inhumane, forced upon them using the argument that every person should be subject to the civil powers because they are “ordained of God.”


As reported, United States Attorney General, Jeff Sessions “cites Bible in defense of breaking up families, blames migrant parents.”  “Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday offered a full-throated defense of the Trump administration's policy of separating children from their parents at the border, saying that having kids does not give migrants immunity from prosecution — and found justification for his policies in the Bible. Sessions — who last month announced a ‘zero tolerance policy’ to criminally prosecute people crossing the border illegally — made his latest remarks in a speech to law enforcement officers in Fort Wayne, Indiana, telling the group that the migrant families were to blame for their own break-ups and that his department's separation of families was not ‘unusual or unjustified...’”[3]  Here is the “Biblical” justification that he used, “‘Persons who violate the law of our nation are subject to prosecution. I would cite you to the Apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13 to obey the laws of the government because God has ordained them for the purpose of order,’ Sessions said. ‘Orderly and lawful processes are good in themselves and protect the weak and lawful.’"[4]


When asked about the Attorney General’s remarks and citation of scripture, “White House Press Secretary, Sarah Sanders doubled down on Sessions' comments, saying it is ‘very biblical to enforce the law.’ ‘That is actually repeated a number of times throughout the Bible.’"[5]


When the Sunday law is passed, this very argument will be urged upon citizens, and many, even of professed Sabbath-keepers will yield because they believe that they have a biblical mandate to obey the laws of the land, even if those laws are in direct violation of the laws of God. However, we have a clear mandate from scripture that when the laws of men conflict with the laws of God, “we ought to obey God rather than  men” (Acts 5:29).  Furthermore, the Bible is clear that we are to “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's ” (Mark 12:17).  “Those who honor the Bible Sabbath will be denounced as enemies of law and order, as breaking down the moral restraints of society, causing anarchy and corruption, and calling down the judgments of God upon the earth. Their conscientious scruples will be pronounced obstinacy, stubbornness, and contempt of authority. They will be accused of disaffection toward the government. Ministers who deny the obligation of the divine law will present from the pulpit the duty of yielding obedience to the civil authorities as ordained of God. In legislative halls and courts of justice, commandment keepers will be misrepresented and condemned. A false coloring will be given to their words; the worst construction will be put upon their motives.”[6]


A final note to ponder regarding the scripture that Mr. Sessions used; if one were to read the entire context of the passage from Romans 13, they would clearly see that it is not in the jurisdiction of the government to enforce laws relating to worship (the first four commandments in the Decalogue). Continuing in Romans 13 is the injunction “And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light (verses 11 and 12). Therefore, when we see men misusing scripture to enforce laws that go contrary to the principles of God’s words and are at odds with the principles of liberty of conscience, we know assuredly that we have come to the time of the final crisis, may we truly be awakened and stay awake.   

[1] http://www.wwco.com/religion/believe/believe_39.html

[2] White, Ellen.  The Great Controversy (1911), page 448

[3] https://www-nbcnews-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna883296?usqp=mq331AQCCAE%3D&amp_js_v=0.1#referrer=https://www.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nbcnews.com%2Fpolitics%2Fimmigration%2Fsessions-cites-bible-defense-breaking-families-blames-migrant-parents-n883296

[4] Ibid

[5] Ibid

[6] White, Ellen.  The Great Controversy (1911), page 592

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