"Explain how the beliefs you have outlined mitght be used by a Christian concerned about the issue of capital punishment

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"Explain how the beliefs you have outlined might be used by a Christian concerned about the issue of capital punishment. Consider whether all Christians would respond in this way."

Capital Punishment is also known as a death penalty. It is where a criminal is put to death because of the crime they have committed. The death penalty deters murder by putting the fear of death into killers. A person is less likely to do something, if he or she thinks that harm will come to him/her. Another way the death penalty deters murder, is the fact that if the killer is dead, he/she will not be able to kill again. When the death penalty is enforced, it shows society that committing a capital crime has deadly consequences. The reasons for someone to receive Capital Punishment is most obviously murder, if someone has murdered, they maybe receive Capital Punishment in some countries. The countries in which Capital Punishment is legal are Iraq, Russia, Islamic Countries, Pakistan and some states in the United States of America.

Christians who are for capital punishment quote in the Old Testament 'an eye for eye, a tooth for tooth', which is also called the principle of revenge, or fair and equal justice. This suggests that the Bible is saying that if a person commits a crime such as murder, then the criminal should be treated with the same crime. This shows that the Bible says, that if a person is guilty of murder then the criminal himself should be murdered, which shows that the Old Testament is supporting capital punishment.
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Some Christians would argue you should allow capital punishment because there is a principle of capital punishment in the Old Testament law code. In Genesis 9:6 it says, "Whoever sheds man's blood by man his blood shall be shed for in the image of God He made a man." This supports the theory of "an eye for and eye" because this verse suggests that if a criminal is found guilty of murder he shall be killed as punishment. This verse also suggests that capital punishment should be based upon a belief in sanctity of life, which means that ...

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