Does Jesus Agree with the Death Penalty ?
question isn't what you think or what I think. The question is: what
does Jesus Christ think ? The reason that Christians cannot go along
with the death penalty is that we claim to be the followers of someone
who did not go along with the death penalty. Instead, he let himself be
executed as the substitute for all of us whose sins have earned us the
death penalty, because the wages of sin is death. (Rom 6.23) I won't
argue that this is the clear teaching of Jesus Christ. But it was the
clear teaching of Jesus Christ before the apostate church of the Roman
Empire did its best to obscure this and other early Christian beliefs.
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