Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Pacquiao quotes bible to defend martial law extension: Whoever rebels against authority, rebels against God

Jul 22, 2017 @ 19:08

SENATOR Manny Pacquiao on Saturday quoted a verse in the Bible in expressing support to President Rodrigo Duterte’s plea to Congress to extend martial law until end of the year.

He voted “yes” to support the declaration of martial law in the whole Mindanao during the special joint session of Congress to discuss the President’s request to extend martial law in Mindanao to end the Maute rebellion.

“I think it’s the right time to support government to exercise its authority and power to discipline people,” he said.

“In the Bible it says, ‘Let everyone subject to governing authorities. There is no authority except which God has established,’” Pacquiao said quoting Romans 13:1.

He added that according to the Bible, “The authority that exists has been established by God. Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted. And those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.”

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