Christian Arguments For the Death Penality

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  • Christian Arguments for the Death Penalty
    • The old testament set capital punishment as a penalty for some crimes. ‘Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed.’ Genesis 9:6
    • Neither the Roman Catholic Church or The Church of England have retracted their support for state instigated capital punishment.
    • In the middle ages the Christian Church used capital punishment for crimes such as heresy.
    • Important Christian leaders such as St Thomas Aquinas have supported capital punishment to preserve the peace of society.


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