Category Archives: Death penalty

Can we reconcile pro-life with capital punishment?

NT Wright (who is so brilliant on many subjects) is clearly wrong to suggest that, “you can’t reconcile being pro-life on abortion and pro-death on the death penalty.” This is a surprisingly simplistic view of what the Bible teaches. Please hear me out on this. Opposing abortion and supporting the death penalty are both pro-life positions. Continue reading

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Is capital punishment mandated by God?

Occasionally I am asked how I reconcile my pro-life position with my support of capital punishment. I answer by showing how both positions (pro-life and pro-capital punishment) endorse…. Continue reading

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Explaining Christianity involves more than history

When they first proclaimed their message about Jesus of Nazareth, the apostles used three main points: You killed him. God raised him. We are witnesses.  But this is not everything they taught about Jesus. The expanded presentation included seven main … Continue reading

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Reflection and Song for Good Friday

Why did Jesus Christ die?  “’Was it for crimes that I had done?’ he groaned upon the tree…” asked Isaac Watts. “Died He for me who caused His pain; for me, who Him to death pursued?” Charles Wesley reflected. Is it true that, … Continue reading

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Should Christians support the death penalty?

On Wednesday, September 21, 2011, convicted murderer, Troy Davis (42) was pronounced dead at 11:08 p.m. ET, by lethal injection. Davis was convicted in 1991 for the 1989 murder of Savannah, Georgia, police officer, Mark MacPhail, who was shot to death while trying … Continue reading

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Column in Washington Times

Christian perspective on bin Laden’s death Murder is wrong while execution of a murderer is just by Steve Cornell Link here: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/may/12/christian-perspective-on-bin-ladens-death/

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Responding to Bin Laden’s execution.

While I understand the hesitancies some have expressed about celebrating the death of Bin Laden, execution of one guilty of murder is a mandated function of human government (Genesis 9:6; Romans 13:1-5). Those who executed Bin Laden served the cause … Continue reading

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5 questions about war

1. Is it possible to execute a ‘Just’ war?
2. What would you say to Christians who follow pacifism?
3. Is war evil or, at best, a necessary evil? Could war ever be a good thing?
4. Explain to us how a Just war can be a form of love?
5. Are Christians sinning when they stand by and watch evil people perpetuate violence?
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