Unformatted text preview: Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain; he is the servant of God to execute his wrath on the wrongdoer. Romans 13:1-4 Do not, therefore, when you are attacking the sin, put the human being to death. Avoid the death penalty, so that there’s someone left to repent. Don’t allow the human being to be killed; then someone will be left to learn the lesson. You are a man judging other men; foster love of them in your heart, and judge the earth. Love to instill fear in them, but do so out of love. Augustine, Sermon 13 (On the words of Psalm 2.10) Debbie Morris, Forgiving the Dead Man Walking (Zondervan 2000)...
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- Fall '09
- The Merchant of Venice, Portia, earthly power doth, Death Penalty Deterrence