Sessions Quotes Bible To Justify Separation of Illegal Immigrant Children

‘It protects the weak, it protects the lawful’

Sessions Quotes Bible To Justify Separation of Illegal Immigrant Children from Parents (CNN)

(CNN)It's been called one of the most important and most misunderstood passages in the Bible: Romans 13:1-7.

"The most historically influential paragraph Paul ever wrote," in the words of one scholar.

Likely written by the Apostle Paul around 57 AD, Romans 13, including the snippet cited by Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday, instructs Christians to submit to "God's servants." That is, the government.

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