Christians and capital Punishment

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  • Created by: Harriet
  • Created on: 20-05-11 17:54

All Christians agree human life is sacred and killing is wrong. Some make an exception though when taking a life in war/punishment for a crime

Supporting Death Penalty: 'If anyone takes human life, he will be punished....Human beings were made like God, so whoever murders one will be killed by someone else.' The 6th of the 10 Commandments God gave to Moses was 'Do not commit murder.' Therefore, if it's such a serious crime, capital punishment is justified. In the New Testament St Paul told Christians 'everyone must obey the state authorities, because no authority exists without God's permission and the exisiting authorities have been put there by God.' So, if capital punishment is part of a country's…


Rhys B-M


Good summary good luck :)

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