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'CHRISTIANS WOULD NEVER AGREE WITH CAPITAL PUNISHMENT'

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'CHRISTIANS WOULD NEVER AGREE WITH CAPITAL PUNISHMENT' In my opinion, I think that Capital Punishment is only relevant if a serious crime is committed such as murder or terrorism as these cause a great deal of suffering towards other people, some who might not even have been involved. I also think that criminals should have the choice whether or not they want to die or would rather suffer a life sentence. However under some circumstances some crimes such as petty theft are more suited to less drastic punishments such as Reform although some Christians believe in justice so some might prefer it if a criminal served a life sentence. ...read more.

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Romans 13:10 says 'Love does no harm to its neighbour.' So if love doesn't hurt anyone around you then you shouldn't kill anyone around you even if they have committed a crime. Matthew 22:39 and Matthew 5:44, 'Love your neighbour' and 'Love your enemies' basically mean the same thing, you should forgive everyone even your enemies and not kill them a good example of this would be found in Luke 10:30-37 'The Parable of the good Samaritan' in which a man helps his enemy up from the side of the road where he was beaten and robbed then takes care of him. Also meaning treat other people how you would like to be treated, no matter what. ...read more.

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If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.' So you don't have to get revenge on a criminal, just forgive them and give them another punishment. I think that Matthew 7:12 'So in everything do to others what you would have them do to you' sums up my view on Capital Punishment as it depends on the type of person you are, if you think criminals should be killed then if you were a criminal you would decide to die. If you think criminals should be able to reform then as a criminal you would decide to rethink your ways and change for the better. TIFFANY HORAN ...read more.

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