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American Christians should say NO to the Death Penalty

 
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American Christians should say NO to the Death Penalty
U.S is one of the few industrial nations that still has the death penalty.Why I believe Christians in the U.S and other nations that have the death penalty should demand to abolish it.

Jesus said:"You have heard that it was said,'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth'But I tell you,do not resist an evil person.If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also." Matthew 5:38-39

Jesus said:"You have heard that it was said,'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy." But I tell you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you" Matthew 5:43-44

Jesus is tellings us to avoid "Eye for eye,and tooth for tooth" revenge. And LOVE our enemy.So the death penalty goes against Jesus teachings.I know this is not an easy thing to do. What's your opinion?
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yeah what about Jodi can she avoid the death penalty and say no to it it could save her life.
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U.S is one of the few industrial nations that still has the death penalty.Why I believe Christians in the U.S and other nations that have the death penalty should demand to abolish it.

Jesus said:"You have heard that it was said,'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth'But I tell you,do not resist an evil person.If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also." Matthew 5:38-39

Jesus said:"You have heard that it was said,'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy." But I tell you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you" Matthew 5:43-44

Jesus is tellings us to avoid "Eye for eye,and tooth for tooth" revenge. And LOVE our enemy.So the death penalty goes against Jesus teachings.I know this is not an easy thing to do. What's your opinion?
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Sorry, we are not Jesus, we are NOT PERFECT!! When someone Rapes and Murders your child, let me hear you say NO TO THE DEATH PENALTY!!

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yeah what about Jodi can she avoid the death penalty and say no to it it could save her life.
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bring back the guillotines.
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U.S is one of the few industrial nations that still has the death penalty.Why I believe Christians in the U.S and other nations that have the death penalty should demand to abolish it.

Jesus said:"You have heard that it was said,'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth'But I tell you,do not resist an evil person.If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also." Matthew 5:38-39

Jesus said:"You have heard that it was said,'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy." But I tell you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you" Matthew 5:43-44

Jesus is tellings us to avoid "Eye for eye,and tooth for tooth" revenge. And LOVE our enemy.So the death penalty goes against Jesus teachings.I know this is not an easy thing to do. What's your opinion?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 40067927


Sorry, we are not Jesus, we are NOT PERFECT!! When someone Rapes and Murders your child, let me hear you say NO TO THE DEATH PENALTY!!

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I know its not easy. But Jesus knows what best for us. Right?
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yeah what about Jodi can she avoid the death penalty and say no to it it could save her life.
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bring back the guillotines.
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...and the gallows for the corrupt politicians.
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Re: American Christians should say NO to the Death Penalty
U.S is one of the few industrial nations that still has the death penalty.Why I believe Christians in the U.S and other nations that have the death penalty should demand to abolish it.

Jesus said:"You have heard that it was said,'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth'But I tell you,do not resist an evil person.If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also." Matthew 5:38-39

Jesus said:"You have heard that it was said,'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy." But I tell you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you" Matthew 5:43-44

Jesus is tellings us to avoid "Eye for eye,and tooth for tooth" revenge. And LOVE our enemy.So the death penalty goes against Jesus teachings.I know this is not an easy thing to do. What's your opinion?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 40067927

You quote Scripture out of context. Jesus was speaking to individuals, not governments.
Israel as a nation and a government had laws requiring the death penalty.
Those Laws given by God. So Jesus was not contradicting himself or the Father on death penalties.
God created governments to provide for Law and order.

What he was teaching was mercy and forgiveness, where it is possible to do so, as opposed to personal revenge.

What is the value of your life? ten years in prison, twenty?

Most murders do not really get "life in prison", but are paroled after ten years or more, for time served.

The question should be; "is this just punishment?"

The next question that must be asked; "Is putting a person in a cage for the "rest of their life", not far worse, than a death sentence?"
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Well then Jesus can save their souls but here on earth if you commit a heinous crime then your ass belongs to us.
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Agreed.

Vengeance is the LORDs. We have no right to kill.



Then said Jesus to them again, "Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you".

And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, "Receive ye the Holy Ghost:

Whose soever sins YOU forgive, they are forgiven unto them; and whose soever sins YOU retain, they are retained."

YOU are given this power, forgive.
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Re: American Christians should say NO to the Death Penalty
U.S is one of the few industrial nations that still has the death penalty.Why I believe Christians in the U.S and other nations that have the death penalty should demand to abolish it.

Jesus said:"You have heard that it was said,'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth'But I tell you,do not resist an evil person.If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also." Matthew 5:38-39

Jesus said:"You have heard that it was said,'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy." But I tell you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you" Matthew 5:43-44

Jesus is tellings us to avoid "Eye for eye,and tooth for tooth" revenge. And LOVE our enemy.So the death penalty goes against Jesus teachings.I know this is not an easy thing to do. What's your opinion?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 40067927



Israel as a nation and a government had laws requiring the death penalty.
Those Laws given by God
. So Jesus was not contradicting himself or the Father on death penalties.
God created governments to provide for Law and order.

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I think you need to REALLY read the Scriptures carefully....
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as a Christian I can forgive a person for a crime but with every sin or crime there are stated consequences. Some crimes carry the death penalty . Forgive, yes we can, don't do the crime if you cant pay the fine.
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Re: American Christians should say NO to the Death Penalty
U.S is one of the few industrial nations that still has the death penalty.Why I believe Christians in the U.S and other nations that have the death penalty should demand to abolish it.

Jesus said:"You have heard that it was said,'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth'But I tell you,do not resist an evil person.If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also." Matthew 5:38-39

Jesus said:"You have heard that it was said,'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy." But I tell you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you" Matthew 5:43-44

Jesus is tellings us to avoid "Eye for eye,and tooth for tooth" revenge. And LOVE our enemy.So the death penalty goes against Jesus teachings.I know this is not an easy thing to do. What's your opinion?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 40067927


Sorry, we are not Jesus, we are NOT PERFECT!! When someone Rapes and Murders your child, let me hear you say NO TO THE DEATH PENALTY!!

bump
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I know its not easy. But Jesus knows what best for us. Right?
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To let a child murderer/rapist go free?
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Re: American Christians should say NO to the Death Penalty
U.S is one of the few industrial nations that still has the death penalty.Why I believe Christians in the U.S and other nations that have the death penalty should demand to abolish it.

Jesus said:"You have heard that it was said,'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth'But I tell you,do not resist an evil person.If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also." Matthew 5:38-39

Jesus said:"You have heard that it was said,'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy." But I tell you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you" Matthew 5:43-44

Jesus is tellings us to avoid "Eye for eye,and tooth for tooth" revenge. And LOVE our enemy.So the death penalty goes against Jesus teachings.I know this is not an easy thing to do. What's your opinion?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 40067927


Sorry, we are not Jesus, we are NOT PERFECT!! When someone Rapes and Murders your child, let me hear you say NO TO THE DEATH PENALTY!!

bump
 Quoting: JenJen



I know its not easy. But Jesus knows what best for us. Right?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 40067927


To let a child murderer/rapist go free?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 34963435


Not go free but not the death penalty.In jail they can repent and maybe become better citizens.

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