THE BIBLE AND CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
Peace be unto you. “Those that came shackled, those that came poor had no power to callout innocence. This is the crime.”
Peace and Love, Carl Patton a willing servant of Almighty God writing for the FreedomJournal 3 December 2005 in the year of our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus
In the name of Almighty God, Master of the universe, Ruler of the earth.
We bear witness that God condones Capital Punishment. As we look to the Bible for answers there are those that profess a love for God but believe that Capital Punishment is not sanctioned by God. However we will first look at Romans 6:23.
“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
A life devoted to the service of sin will earn or merit the wages of death. This is not a physical death because the righteous and the unrighteous will die a physical death. This death is the second death noted in Revelation 21:8. Meanwhile the Bible reveals that “eternal life” is a gift, therefore it is impossible for any man to earn such a treasure by his own service.
With that said turn with us to Genesis 9:6
“Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.”
This is the first and primary place the law of Capital Punishment is noted in the Bible. This law has never been repealed by the Lord. Capital Punishment was decreed long before the Law of Moses was given. For the crime of murder Capital Punishment is the only law noted.
The basis for this law is grounded in “man is made in the image of God”. Since man is still made in God’s image the law is still evident and permanent. Furthermore this law is to be carried out by man and not God. Also this law is not affected by any certain dispensation of time or religion.
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