Christian arguments for capital punishment

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  • Christian arguments for capital punishment
    • Bible sets down the death penalty as the punishment for a number of crimes - allowed by God
    • The Roman Catholic Church and the Church of England have not retracted their statements allowing the state to use capital punishment
    • Christian Churches used capital punishment in the past for heresy so it cannot be un-Christain
    • Christian thinkers like Thomas Aquinas believed that punishment should reform the sinner and secure peace for society
      • He believed Christians should be allowed to use capital punishment to do this
    • Agree with all non-religious argument for capital punishment

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