You Can Ignore Your Law School Dean If What They Say Isn’t Scriptural

You Can Ignore Your Law School Dean If What They Say Isn’t Scriptural August 27, 2015

Hemant Mehta drew attention to a statement by the dean of Liberty University’s law school, claiming that the government has no authority to legislate or require anything, except that which is scriptural.

It was pointed out in a comment on the post on Facebook that this claim is the exact opposite of the point Paul makes in Romans 13. He doesn’t say “obey authorities, but only inasmuch as they do what we know in advance from Scripture that God wants.” He says that the rulers, who did not accept Jewish Scripture or Christian claims, ought to be obeyed, because despite their not accepting the one God, they are nonetheless ordained by God to rule.

And so here’s the take-away point: Presumably if your “Christian” right-wing “law” “school” dean appeals to Scripture while in fact saying the opposite of what it says, the Biblical thing to do is to either ignore them, or to stand up to them. Because surely no dean has authority to say things like this which clearly contradict Scripture?

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