Capital punishment

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Capital Punishment Doug White 08/2010 Critical Thinking Ellis Hodgdon August 29, 2010
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I chose capital punishment for my 1st topic because I'm 100% for it as a Christian. So I find all biblical interpretations against the death penalty to be frivolous, at best, because no where does the Bible repudiate capital punishment for murder. In fact, it is the one crime in the Bible for which no restitution is possible. (Num. 35:31, 33) Christians who oppose the death penalty in deserving cases tend to subordinate the justice of God to the love of God. But it is because humans are created in God's image that capital punishment is not only permitted by the Bible, but approved and encouraged as well. (Genesis 9:6) Paul, one of Christ's disciples, in his hearing before Festus, states: "For if I am an offender, or have committed anything deserving of death, I do not object to dying." (Acts 25:11) St. Paul confirms that the civil authority may justly execute wrongdoers for certain crimes. Christ Himself regarded capital punishment as a just penalty for murder when He said to one of
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This note was uploaded on 10/19/2010 for the course IT CRT 205 taught by Professor Ellishodgdon during the Spring '10 term at Western Intl..

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