Argumentative Essay: Christians Should Support Capital Punishment

835 Words 4 Pages
“Capital punishment refers to the execution by the state of those guilty of certain crimes” which refer, to end the criminal's life. So it is a difficult subject to discuss as there are many different opinions and perspectives on whether Christians should or should not or sometimes support the use of capital punishment using secular influences and the tenets of their faith.

One of the principal argument is “Scripture mandates capital punishment” which is from the old testament, the first part of Christian Bibles and believed by many Christians to be the sacred Word of God. This means that life is sacred, those who had wrongfully take another human life must lose their own lives. A proponent of this position cites two scriptural arguments:
…show more content…
Adultery is breaking commandment 7 and breaking the 10 commandments is considered to be a sin in Christianity. Jesus is known for giving people second chances and not just kill them for doing something bad. The teachings of Jesus provides no support for the death penalty. Jesus challenged the crowd about their own sinfulness and he did not condemn the woman himself.

Lastly, there are Christians who argue that “Scripture permits capital punishment” which meant that Christians can see the strengths in both the advantages and disadvantages of in favour of capital punishment and against capital punishment. Thus, disagree with the conclusions of both. A proponent of this position cites two scriptural arguments:

Argument 1:
In Ezekiel 33:11 says, “As sure as I live… I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn from their ways and life.” This tests appealed to in support of the teaching of a common grace of God and a sincere desire to God that every human is to be saved. But Christians can use the death penalty, but not willingly. They use forgiveness and making them work to make up for their

Related Documents