Capital Punishment

The Patriarchal Age

  • Genesis 9:6 “Whoever sheds man’s blood, by man his blood shall be shed; for in the image of God He made man.”

The Mosaic Age

Over 30 crimes were to be punished by death, including:

  • Exodus 21:15 Striking a parent
  • Exodus 21:16 Kidnapping
  • Exodus 22:18 Witchcraft
  • Exodus 31:14 Sabbath breaking
  • Leviticus 20:10 Adultery
  • Leviticus 20:11 Incest
  • Leviticus 20:13 Homosexuality
  • Leviticus 20:15 Bestiality
  • Leviticus 24:14 Blasphemy
  • Deuteronomy 22:25 Rape

The New Testament

  • The civil government is to “bear the sword” (Romans 13:1-7) and punish evildoers (I Peter 2:13-14).

 

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