Part 3: The New Testament: Paul Endorses The Death Penalty



Greetings Brethren,


Peace be unto you. There was once a man who died for the cause of Christ. He was not guilty. However those that come guilty as charged must see death at the hand of an executioner.


Peace and Paradise to the righteous, Carl Patton a willing servant of Almighty God writing for the FreedomJournal 5 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 those that come with other books, fiction, movies and things that contradict the Bible are sent by the missionaries of Satan. Sadly many in various Church houses flock to see movie fiction of the Bible and relish books that fictionalize things already written in stone.


As this wicked scene unfolds many of these same hell-bent creatures question the Apostle Paul. Random House will never replace the Bible nor will false contemporary so-called Prophets replace Paul.


The following scriptures are proof that man is made in the image of God as noted in Genesis 9:6. (Also see I Corinthians 11:7; Colossians 3: 10; and James 3:9). Thus it is the law of God for murderers to be put to death.


Turn with us now to Romans 13:4. “For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.”


Officers of the law are ministers of God. They possess authority also they are noted as rulers and as human magistrates. “Beareth not the sword in vain”. There is only one use for the sword and that is to take life. In the hands of an officer it would mean capital punishment. Here we find that when an officer executes capital punishment, he is acting as a minister of God.


Meanwhile in Acts 25: 11 Paul endorses capital punishment. “For if I be an offender, or have committed any thing worthy of death, I refuse not to die: but if there be none of these things whereof these accuse me, no man may deliver me unto them. I appeal unto Caesar.”


If the penalty of death is wrong in God’s sight, then it would be impossible for a man to commit anything worthy of death. Paul admits the possibility of something worthy of death with the words “If I have.”


Also if capital punishment is wrong Paul would not have given his consent to it. Which he did by “not refusing to die.” But in this case Paul denied any guilt. Therefore the Romans did not have valid cause to take his life. ) Also see verse 25 at this place).


Many people try to support the condemnation of capital punishment by referring to Matthew 26:52 however this verse does not condemn capital punishment.



Brother Carl





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