Christian arguments against capital punishment

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  • Christian Arguments against capital punishment
    • Jesus teaches forgiveness not retribution. ‘If any of you is without sin, let him cast the first stone.’ Matthew 8:7
    • St Paul teaches against retribution. ‘Do not repay evil for evil… do not take revenge. For it is written ‘vengeance is mine says the Lord’.’ Romans 12:17-19
    • Christians believe life is sacred and only God has the right to take life.
    • Jesus came to save (reform) people, you cannot reform an executed man.
      • Jesus overturned ‘an eye for an eye’ with commands for forgiveness.


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