This is to counter the false claim that there is no Biblical support for capital punishment

This is to counter the false claim that there is no Biblical support for capital punishment

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This is to counter the false claim that there is no Biblical support for capital punishment. One of the weapons used to fight capital punishment is the Holy Bible, the "source of all morality." Some Christians claim that we have no right to play God by pointing out the 6th commandment in Exodus 20:13 which states: "Thou shall not kill" But if one translated directly from the original Hebrew version, it is: "Thou shall not MURDER." And murder is defined in any dictionary as the UNLAWFUL killing of a person with malice and aforethought. Many Christians would claim that Jesus changed or abolished the old law and directly opposed the death penalty when he saved a prostitute from being stoned by saying, "Let he among you who is without sin, cast the first stone." John 8:7 and when he said, "Judge not, that you be not judged." Matthew 7:1. But Jesus himself told us that He did not come to abolish or change the Law, but to fulfill the Law: "Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to
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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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This is to counter the false claim that there is no Biblical support for capital punishment

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