Leviticus 19:15 — “You shall do no injustice in court. You shall not be partial to the poor or defer to the great, but in righteousness shall you judge your neighbor.”
From a scriptural point of view, justice means loving our neighbor as we love ourselves and is rooted in the character and nature of God. As God is just and loving, so we are called to do justice and live in love.
What does Jesus say about justice?
Jesus said, “And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly” (Luke 18:7-8).
What does the Bible say about protesting?
Leviticus 19:13: “You shall not oppress your neighbor or rob him.” The looting and rioting in these inner-city areas is actually destroying the businesses and livelihoods of predominately minorities and those with lower incomes.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” “When the righteous cry for help, the LORD hears and delivers them out of all their troubles.” “For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.”
Throughout the Old and New Testament, our call to do justice is clear. “Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute,” (Psalm 82:3). “Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, and please the widow’s cause,” (Isaiah 1:17).
The Catholic Church’s teaching on human rights is based on its teaching and understanding of the human person. Catholics believe that all humans are made in the image and likeness of God, and so everyone deserves to be treated fairly and equally.
What does the Bible say about fighting for your rights?
Proverbs 31:8-9 (NIV)
“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.”
What does the Bible say about destroying others property?
The Bible views crime against someone’s property as a sin. There is a sense in which a person’s property is an extension of that person. When you vandalize someone else’s property, you are harming them. Jesus’ instruction to “do to others what you would have them do to you” (Matthew 7:12) certainly applies here.
What does the Bible say about obeying the laws of government?
“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, when defending President Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy. “Orderly and lawful processes are good in themselves.
What does the Bible say about submitting to government?
Bible Gateway Romans 13 :: NIV. Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.