The purpose of the report was to find out what these Christian attitudes are and from the report, it has shown there are many on Punishment/Capital Punishment. In the report, I discussed the history of Capital Punishment, the different Christian groups against it, how the Bible is split on the attitude towards Capital Punishment with the Old Testament being for it and the New Testament having a mix of both sides and the Christian ethics related to all of the areas.
It could be there religion or many other reasons and then there are people that just feel sorry for them. And they also think that they can be rehabilitated. That is a true fact some people that have commited these crimes didnt mean to or it could have been an accident, so they should be able to have a chance to be rehabilatated Why do people support the death penalty? Because it’s a fair punishment. And a lot of people think that it is there fault they took a life now there life has to be taken.
Although isolated passages of the Bible have been quoted in support of the death penalty, almost all religious groups in the U.S. regard executions as immoral. Catholics, Jews, other non-Christian religions, and the religiously unaffiliated all prefered life without parole to the death penalty. Pope Francis spoke on the topic in 2015 saying,” No crime deserves the death penalty.” Some Christians now feel that the death penalty seems something of the past, but now really is not required as a punishment. People in this country overlook their morals. Many people feel as if the death penalty will satisfy their need of justice and vengeance.
If people are really followers of Christ, they will learn from him how to forgive people for their faults and mistakes during life. If the people in the film would have stopped and though what it would be like to be in Poncelet’s shoes, maybe they would feel different about the death penalty. He was in jail facing lethal injection. I’m sure if they thought about it they would not want to be killed, but then the people who Poncelet had killed did not have a choice, they had death forced on them. This film does a great job of showing both sides of the capitol punishment controversy.
Christianity and Allowing Capital Punishment The question of whether Christians should allow capital punishment is controversial and is often argued between many Christians. This question can be answered by using the bible to help them understand their morale and ways of life. The Christians believe that Christians should allow capital punishment and they argue this by using the bible in Exodus 21 24 "eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot" this suggests that the bible is saying that if a person commits a crime such as murder then the criminal should be treated with the same crime. This shows that the bible says that if a person is guilty of murder then the criminal himself should be murdered which shows that the bible is supporting capital punishment. The Christians would argue that God himself commands the use of capital punishment.
Many of them are saying that the Cross should not even been emphasize; that the Cross is a form of idolatry; that the Cross is an inconceivable child abuse; and some of the leaders even have gone to the extreme. However, Christians need to understand the necessity of the Cross for their Salvation. Because, “Through Christ’s death on the cross, those who turn to Him are delivered from both the penalty and the power of sin.” (1 Peter 2:24)
Christians and the Capital Punishment The restoration of the death penalty by the Supreme Court prompted statements of opposition by some Christians around the country. This essay reflects on these statements and draws the conclusion of their suitability and correctness in light of our Christian heritage and other secular, practical reasons. These statements acknowledge that Christians of equally serious moral concern can and do disagree on the issue of capital punishment. We must honor the personal freedom in Christ for different people to exercise moral discernment and come to different conclusions on this issue. Still, many Christians feel compelled to bear witness to our views and ask the people of America to give us heed.
Biblical Teachings to Support Pacifism In the Bible, there are varied situations reflecting the teaching of war and peace, and Christians may have different views and opinions concerning the morality of war and whether the right to use violence can ever be justified. The Bible can be used to support many different views. People who hold the view that war can never be justified and recognise that there is evil in the world, but that evil cannot be overcome with the use of weapons which harm and kill are known as pacifists. Pacifists (are not only Christians) do fight against injustice and aggression, but in a non-violent way. Christian teaching about agape includes the belief that love should be shown unconditionally to everyone so it is difficult for many Christians to see how loving someone could involve killing them in a war.
Discussion of How Christians Can Put Their View of Racism into Action All of the Christian teachings on racism have originally started from the teachings of the scripture. It is because of this that Christians are aware that they have a responsibility to bring peace and reconciliation. However not all Christians take up this responsibility, maybe this is due to the fact that most people today go with the majority and rarely speak out as an individual. Some people however have stood up for themselves and spoken out in an attempt to gain justice without using violent methods to prove their points, they are known as Christian Pacifists. There are many well-known Christian Pacifists, such as Martin Luther King, Desmond Tutu and Trevor Huddleston.
With horrible acts of murder and perversion as just listed above, divorce is one that needs to be listed among them. The reason being that it is just as immoral and the most accepted by the Lord's church. Most (in the Lord's church) for the time being probably see abortion, and homosexuality as sin, but more and more are not seeing divorce and remarriage as sinful. Though the Bible is clear on the subject many try to twist and ignore passages in order to please people, or remain in an adulterous relationship. In order to draw a proper conclusion on this matter, what the Bible says concerning the subject must be considered.