COMMONS DEBATING THE DEATH PENALTY
So they're going to debate the restoration of the death penalty.
Very good. I hope they restore it because God commands us to have it.
Genesis 9:6 "WHOSO SHEDDETH MAN'S BLOOD, BY MAN SHALL HIS BLOOD BE SHED: FOR IN THE IMAGE OF GOD MADE HE MAN."
Romans 13:4 "FOR HE IS THE MINISTER OF GOD [the magistrate, or the law of the land] 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 [servant] OF GOD, A REVENGER TO EXECUTE WRATH UPON HIM THAT DOETH EVIL."
The problem is not so much that many non-Christians are against capital punishment, but that many professing Christians are.
I mean, sensible Christians agree that the only rule to direct us is the Bible - the word of God.
A professing Christian (a man employed as a missionary) told me that he works in prisons and that he knows convicted murderers who have been converted to Christ and that if they had been put to death then they would not have been converted - hence he is against the death penalty.
This is an example of what is wrong with the professing Christian church (and the world).
Putting our wisdom before God's.
Cobbling something together in our own head instead of seeking what God says.
Man's fatal problem - making assumptions.
Proverbs 23:4 "...CEASE FROM THINE OWN WISDOM."