Should Death Penalty Be Used On Criminals

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Should the Death Penalty be used on Violent Criminals? Death is a tragedy in any circumstance. There are people in the world who die from accidents, health problems, natural causes, and murder. The question has come about should the death penalty be used on criminals? There are many people in the world that are beyond crazy and commit the most violent and horrendous crimes. In society, the views on capital punishment by execution are smiled upon; simply because of how the murder of the victim was carried out, whether by a plan (deliberation/conspiracy), and or how deadly and brutal the tragedy was. In other cases in society, they follow the laws of the Bible from one of the Ten Commandments: “Thou shall not kill.” Christians in particular …show more content…
Many forms of execution have transpired from as far back as the beginning of time. Some of the most barbaric and unnecessary style of executions would be sawing a person from the groin up to the head, elephant stomping, boiling and burning people alive, flaying and crushing, walking the plank, beheading, and others. These executions are NOT human nature. More modern executions, such as the electric chair and lethal injections are the most common now. In the bible days, the most common were stoning, beheading, or nailed to a cross. Romans 13:4 states: “For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to [execute] wrath upon him that doeth evil.” To be sentenced to death, the most common crimes were murder, kidnapping, being a false prophet, and being in adultery. Many people have been falsely accused. Some were murdered just to be evil. The pharaoh in Moses time ordered all male babies to be killed because of a prophecy that was told .In the torment of the Jews by Adolf Hitler, the Holocaust he conducted allowed over 11 million lives to be taken. Innocent lives have been taken from the death penalty from false accusations and lack of evidence. Unfortunately, those who were innocent and was sentenced, nothing can be done, but today, there has been at least 121 …show more content…
Reformed Christians and Southern Conservative Baptists view execution from the Bible’s standpoint. SCB states, “That capital punishment should only be administered when the pursuit of truth and justice result in clear and overwhelming evidence of guilt.” They also state, “That capital punishment be applied as justly and as fairly as possible without undue delay, without reference to the race, class, or status of the guilty; that civil magistrates use humane means in administering capital punishment”. Others go by the scriptures. In Genesis 9:6, God got rid of all man except Noah and his family and later mandated the earth. God made man in his image. Capital punishment was big in the Old Testament. The Bible does not condone “a revenge on situation” but, the apostle Paul acknowledges that wielding the sword is an exercise of government authority to keep order. In Matthew, Luke, and John, Jesus showed mercy and forgiveness on an adulterous woman from being stoned. It is not wise to commit evil because of an evil deed done. There are mixed feelings on the views from the Christian world. (Capital Punishment: An Overview of Christian

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