Capital punishment

Capital punishment or the death penalty is when some one is killed because of the crime’s they have committed. Many Christians are against capital punishment but some Christians believe that it’s okay sometimes. I am going to explore the reasons why many Christians believe it’s wrong and some think Christians agree with the death penalty.

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Many Christians believe the death penalty is wrong because it doesn’t allow anyone to repent or to be forgiven by god. Jesus him self said “but I tell you do not take revenge.”(Matthew 5:38-48) He goes on to talk about “turning the other cheek” This takes courage, as the natural human reaction is retaliation. But it is important to understand that it is pretending the problem does not exist and ignoring it – hoping it will go away, it is seeking other ways of solving the problem and calming the immediate situation. Loving your enemies is difficult in practice, ...

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