Essay on The Death Penalty : Religious Perspective

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For the Death Penalty: Religious perspective
“Whoever strikes a man so that he dies shall be put to death” (Exodus 21:12). This is said by Moses in the book of Exodus; in the words of the lord who spoke these form of laws to Moses so that he can pass them along, it shows that the lord believed in the death penalty. Many religions play a massive role in making individuals question themselves on where they stand on the death penalty, either for or against the execution of an individual. Now many people can argue against the death penalty by looking through the religious perspective but the one thing that you should consider when listening to those arguments is to see if they are being opinionated about the death penalty? Are they giving evidence to support their claims? I highly doubt it because it is difficult to give evidence for the opposing view on the death penalty when looking through the religious perspective because majority of the religious stand points on the death penalty is for the death penalty.
Many Christians believe that the death penalty is a righteous form of punishment because of what God says in the bible, for example “whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed, for God made man in his own image” (Genesis 9:6). In this quote God had told Noah that the punishment of murder should be death. One of the issues of the death penalty is if it is being used properly? The bible says “We know that the law is good if one uses it properly” (Timothy…

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