- Aim of punishment - reform.
- In the OT, the aim of punishment was retribution and deterrence. An eye for an eye was called the law of Talan. People were executed for murder, prostitution and sexuality.
- New testament views were from the teachings of Jesus.
- Jesus disagreed with the law of Talan.
- Jesus practiced forgiveness and reform. He believed only God had the right to judge us.
- Christians are against the death penalty because it does not allow the offender a chance to reform and Jesus himself was executed.
- All prisons have a chaplin which helps prisoners to repent and reform.
- The ten commandments form the basis of law and give…