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Romans 13:1-7—On the Abuse of Biblical Texts and Correlative Abuse

Thus, while Sessions’s appeal to biblical authorization has failed, the larger question is why. Is it that the Bible has been interpreted adequately and rejected by modern society? Or, might it be that a flawed interpretation of a Biblical text has been wielded to support a problematic ordinance, calling for a closer look this notorious passage from Romans? Indeed, the latter is the case, and here’s why.

See Also: From Crisis to Christ (Abingdon Press, 2014).

By Paul N. Anderson
George Fox University
Newberg, Oregon
June 2018

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