The Libertarian Christians published an article authored by CCATDP’s Ben Jones. He explored biblical scriptures on the death penalty and today’s issues surround capital punishment. Ben said, Instead of the futile search for a government capable of remedying the death penalty’s injustices, a more prudent path would be to take away from government this power entirely. Numerous states have abandoned capital punishment, opting for the alternative of incarceration, and this step has not hindered them in ensuring public safety. In fact, states without the death penalty have lower murder rates on average than states with it. Fortunately, more Christian leaders are questioning the death penalty and calling for its repeal. It is important that we as Christians work to end this abuse of government power rather than have to apologize later for tolerating it.
Should Christians rethink capital punishment?
March 12, 2015 By