MATT22:21 RENDER UNTO CAESAR THE THINGS WHICH ARE CAESAR`S
we are admonished by Jesus not to oppose government but to give the necessary things required for the government such as:
1PET 2:13 SUBMIT YOURSELVES TO EVERY ORDINANCE OF MAN…WHETHER IT BE TO KINGS AS SUPREME…FOR THE PUNISHMENT OF EVILDOERS…
as we can see, we are required to submit and obey human laws and kings and also to conform with punishments, meaning, god is giving kings and govt to make laws and punishments.
DOES IT NECESSARILY MEAN, WE CONFORM TO THE PUNISHMENT OF DEATH PENALTY?
1COR9:20 TO THE JEW I BECOME AS A JEW, AND TO THE PAGANS I BECOME AS A PAGAN..BUT UNDER THE LAW OF CHRIST
God gives us authority to do everything the Jews do or as implied any man, but then, necessarily in everything that don’t contradicts the law of christ bec of the fact that we are
UNDER THE LAW OF CHRIST…
Everything we do must be sanctioned by the law of christ?
IS THERE ANY APPROVAL OF DEATH PENALTY IN THE LAW OF CHRIST?
None. In fact it prohibits it.
MATT 5:38-39 ye have heard that it was said, AN EYE FOR AN EYE, AND A TOOTH FOR A TOOTH BUT I SAY UNTO YOU, THAT YE RESIST NOT EVIL BUT WHOSOEVER SHALL SMITE THEE ON THY RIGHT CHEEK, TURN TO HIM THE OTHER ALSO…
clearly, Jesus is scrapping away death penalty. Thus,even if god authorize govt to make laws and punishments, he don’t authorize them to make laws that contradicts the laws of christ, such as his prohibition of death penalty.
AN EYE FOR AN EYE, A TOOTH FOR A TOOTH IS DEATH PENALTY
LEVITICUS 24:20-21 breach for breach EYE FOR EYE, TOOTH FOR TOOTH, AS HE HATH CAUSED A BLEMISH IN A MAN SO SHALL IT BE DONE TO HIM…AND HE THAT KILL A MAN HE SHALL BE PUT TO DEATH
By saying, RESIST NOT EVIL in regards to eye for eye, tooth for tooth, he was directly abrogating the death penalty, as he is suggesting, to not RESIST EVIL or to not retaliate as how EYE for EYE, tooth for tooth does, by saying, if someone smite your cheek, turn the other cheek,
Meaning, DONT retaliate in the manner of eye for eye, tooth for tooth.
RESIST NOT EVIL OR OPPOSE NOT EVIL is in the context of eye for eye, tooth for tooth, as implied by Jesus. It means oppose not evil, the evil acts such as murder, by not imposing eye for eye or tooth for tooth for the murderer bec by doing so then you oppose the evil act, which JESUS said not to do.
THEREFORE JESUS IS DIRECTLY SAYING, NO TO DEATH PENALTY
NO TO EYE FOR EYE, NO TO TOOTH FOR TOOTH.
2COR10:4 THE WEAPONS OF OUR WARFARE IS NOT CARNAL
CARNAL pertains to flesh.
WARFARE is comparative to dutertes war on drugs. It includes PUNISHMENT.
CHRISTIANS cannot do warfare in a carnal way thus it cannot punish anyone in a carnal way or physical way.
DEATH PENALTY is carnal as it involve the flesh, thus it is not part of what a christian do, in his warfare.
Thus we know, christians are against death penalty, as form of warfare.
WE CANNOT PARTICIPATE IN A WARFARE THAT IS CARNAL SUCH AS THE GOVT WARFARE AGAINST CRIMINALITY in the context of killing.
it means, NO killing for anyone.
OUR WARFARE IS NOT CARNAL speaks about not killing in a carnal or physical way. We could harm enemy as we can STRIVE against them thus warfare as not carnal don’t refer to not harming enemies bec GOD ALLOWS harming enemy. There is a law that allows us to STRIVE with enemies. Logically, harm included.
PROV 3:30 STRIVE NOT WITH A MAN WITHOUT CAUSE IF HE HAVE DONE THEE NO HARM
Meaning, our warfare as not carnal is about not killing ONLY when life is not at stake bec we could harm an enemy, such as a police struggling to apprehend a criminal, or in cases of defense, its natural instinct to kill when necessary for preserving lives bit without immediate death threat we have no right to kill.
IS IMPRISONMENT OF CRIMINALS ALLOWED?
1PET2:13 submit yourselves to ordinances of man…whether to king…As unto them that are sent by him FOR THE PUNISHMENT OF EVILDOERS.
WHY IS OUR WARFARE NOT ABOUT CARNAL KILLING?
Bec there is no law that allows us to kill.
In fact, god prohibits it.
JAMES 2:11 DO NOT KILL
Clearly that is undeniable.
BUT DOES GOD AUTHORIZE PRESIDENTS TO IMPOSE DEATH PENALTY?
Would god authorize presidents to impose death penalty, when a president could be a christian whom he taught not to retaliate in the manner of eye for eye, tooth for tooth?
IF GOD GIVE PRESIDENTS RIGHT TO IMPOSE DEATH PENALTY, THEN, IT IS WRONG BEC A CHRISTIAN COULD BE PRESIDENT WHOM HE TAUGHT NOT TO IMPOSE DEATH PENALTY.
Will a christian president impose death penalty then bec god give presidents right but give christians a prohibition?
WILL GOD ALLOW A CHRISTIAN PRESIDENT TO KILL WHEN HE PROHIBITS HIM AS A CHRISTIAN TO KILL?
And god don’t contradicts himself.
OBVIOUSLY, the one that stands is the counsel of god, the christian president has.
ISAIAH46:10 MY COUNSEL SHALL STAND
AND THE COUNSEL OF GOD SAY, NO TO DEATH PENALTY!
There is no counsel of god that approves presidents to impose death penalty. Though GOD give them right to make laws and penalties, but only when, it don’t contradicts the bible.
BEC PRESIDENTS COULD BE CHRISTIANS
Thus, naturally, god won’t approve anything the president or govt do, that is against the christian faith, bec, the president could be christians. And God won’t let a christian contradicts his faith, to impose death penalty.
ROM14:23 WHATSOEVER IS NOT OF FAITH IS SIN
SO WHO GIVES YOU RIGHT TO IMPOSE IT?
By that reality, god don’t authorize presidents to kill…bec presidents could be christians who god taught not to kill.
MATT5:38-39 OPPOSE NOT EVIL
if you kill criminals, as punishment, you oppose his evil deeds which god said not to do. So in order not to oppose evil, dont kill the criminal.
THAT IS THE NO TO DEATH PENALTY LAW OF CHRIST.
BIBLICAL LOGIC AGAINST DEATH PENALTY
God don’t approve of evil kings to rule. What he approves are righteous kings judging by DIVINE law.
PROV 16:10 A DIVINE SENTENCE IS IN THE LIPS OF THE KING, HIS MOUTH TRANSGRESS NOT IN JUDGMENT…
Meaning, the judgment of kings must be by DIVINE sentence, and by saying DIVINE sentence, it means, the one coming from God, the DIVINE law. So what god approve for kings is to enforce the judgments of god or the DIVINE law and not his own sentence.
PROV16:12 IT IS AN ABOMINATION TO KINGS TO COMMIT WICKEDNESS, FOR THE THRONE IS ESTABLISHED BY RIGHTEOUSNESS.
God don’t approve kings to be evil bec what god approves to be the govt is a righteous govt…
“THE THRONE IS ESTABLISHED BY RIGHTEOUSNESS”
What is the RIGHTEOUSNESS as foundation of a GOD approved govt?
PSALMS119:172 ALL THY COMMANDMENTS ARE RIGHTEOUSNESS…
Thus a GOD approved govt is established by righteousness which as god said, are the commandments. Thus a GOD approved govt primarily, enforces the commandments of god, as a foundation of making govt laws, meaning, what god approves as govt laws are those that are sanctioned by the commandments of god…meaning, whatever the commandments prohibits or allows must be the judicial basis in formulating govt laws and penalties.
ISAIAH59:14-19 AND JUDGMENT IS TURNED AWAY BACKWARD….FOR TRUTH IS FALLEN IN THE STREET…AND IT DISPLEASED HIM THAT THERE IS NO JUDGMENT…
Meaning, judgment is by the truth, which as god implied is what he required of a GOD approved govt as god is displeased when there is no judgment by the truth.
NECESSARILY, GOD REQUIRES GOVT TO JUDGE BY THE TRUTH.
What is the truth?
PSALMS119:151 ALL THY COMMANDMENTS ARE TRUTH.
JOHN17:17 THY WORD IS TRUTH
Basically, the word of god is truth. That truth as god implied, is the basis of judgment that god requires for a GOD approved govt…
HOW DOES THE TRUTH OF GOD DISAPPROVES OF DEATH PENALTY?
It disapproves of death penalty bec the govt might be killing criminals who are innocent to god as such act is abomination.
PROV6:16-19 KILLING INNOCENT PERSON IS ABOMINATION..
how are criminals innocent?
THEY ARE BLIND OF THE TRUTH
JOHN9:41 IF YE WERE BLIND YE SHOULD HAVE NO SIN, but now ye say, you see then your sin remain…
A CRIMINAL COULD BE BLIND OF THE TRUTH
THUS HE IS BLIND or innocent…Such as Paul who persecuted christians bec he thought he is doing right. If you think you’re doing right but to god it is wrong then you’re BLIND, you don’t sin, such as Paul was.
1TIM1:13 WHO WAS BEFORE A BLASPHEMER, PERSECUTOR, INJURIOUS BUT I OBTAIN MERCY BEC I DID IT IGNORANTLY IN UNBELIEF.
Paul obtained MERCY even without penance bec he didn’t SIN as he was blind as he did it IGNORANTLY thus he was innocent. Can the govt discern who are BLIND or innocent in the eyes of god so they could spare him from death penalty?
NO, BEC GOVT CANNOT READ THE HEART…
so if judgment is by the truth for a GOD approved govt, would you sentence a criminal to die with the possibility that he is innocent to god?
OF COURSE NOT
as god said, to prove all things first before making judgment.
1THES5:21 PROVE ALL THINGS, HOLD FAST THAT WHICH IS GOOD…
you cannot prove that a criminal is innocent or not, as per the standard of god, thus you might be killing innocent people which God said is abomination.
INTENTIONAL KILLING, HAVING THE THOUGHT THAT THE CRIMINAL MIGHT BE INNOCENT IS LOGICALLY, TANTAMOUNT, TO INTENTIONAL KILLING OF INNOCENT PERSON which God said, is abomination after you know the truth, that you must first prove all things before making judgment, AND THAT A CRIMINAL COULD BE BLIND OR INNOCENT TO GOD and that killing innocent is abomination.
HAVING THAT TRUTH AS BASIS OF JUDGMENT transgressing it is logically opposing god, which makes you wicked, which is an abomination for kings to do wickedness.vThus proving, that death penalty is not approved by god, as you might be killing innocent people. THAT IS WICKEDNESS AFTER KNOWING THE TRUTH THAT YOU MUST PROVE FIRST THAT A CRIMINAL IS NOT INNOCENT TO GOD, which you cannot do, thus when you kill the innocent, it is an abomination.
INTENTIONAL KILLING CANNOT BE FORGIVEN.
HEB10:26 IF YOU WILFULLY SIN (kill) AFTER THE KNOWLEDGE OF TRUTH, THERE REMAIN NO MORE SACRIFICE FOR SIN….
HAVING THE KNOWLEDGE OF TRUTH that a criminal could be BLIND or innocent and you killed him, then it is an abomination to god, THEREFORE DEATH PENALTY IS NOT ALLOWED FOR A GOD APPROVED GOVT BEC TRUTH AS A BASIS OF JUDGMENT, SAYS, A CRIMINAL COULD BE BLIND OR INNOCENT, THUS HAVING NO PROOF THAT HE IS NOT, WE MUST NOT KILL INTENTIONALLY KNOWING THE POSSIBILITY OF KILLING INNOCENT SO TO AVOID AN ABOMINATION BEC IF YOU KNOW A CRIMINAL COULD BE INNOCENT AND YOU KILL HIM, LOGICALLY, YOU INTENDED TO KILL AN INNOCENT PERSON, WHICH ABOMINATION GOD SAID IS NOT RIGHT FOR A GOD APPROVED GOVT.
“THE THRONE IS ESTABLISHED IN RIGHTEOUSNESS”
Literally, it means death penalty is not righteous.
On the contrary,
IF GOVT CANNOT DISCERN INNOCENT PERSON IN THE SIGHT OF GOD, DO THEY HAVE RIGHT TO IMPRISON ONE WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF IMPRISONING INNOCENT PERSON?
IMPRISONING an innocent is not good.
PROV17:26 IT IS NOT GOOD TO PUNISH AN INNOCENT MAN….
Though the govt don’t know who is innocent to god, but god permits them to penalize despite the fact that they could be penalizing innocent people. God give them right to judge with the possibility of bad judgment. It is ok with god.
1PET2:13-14 SUBMIT TO ORDINANCE OF MAN AND TO KINGS…FOR THE PUNISHMENT OF EVILDOERS…
God give govt right to judge and punish, logically, with the possibility of imprisoning innocent bec of the fact that they don’t know who are innocent in the sight of god, thus they could misjudged, which God never charge as a mortal sin.
WHY IS IMPRISONING INNOCENT, though not a good thing to god, IS NOT MORTAL SIN OF GOVT WHILE DEATH PENALTY OF POSSIBLE INNOCENT IS MORTAL SIN?
BEC imprisoning innocent is not abomination WHILE DEATH PENALTY of innocent is abomination. And doing abomination is rejection or hellbound.
REV21:27 NO ONE THAT WORKS ABOMINATION SHALL BE ACCEPTED BY GOD,
Nowhere did God said that imprisoning innocent is abomination bec GOD give govt right to penalize with the possibility of imprisoning innocent people. DESPITE THE FACT THAT GOVT DONT KNOW WHO ARE INNOCENT TO GOD, GOD GIVE THEM RIGHT TO MAKE LAWS AND IMPRISON, BEC such is not abomination. BUT DEATH PENALTY IS PRONE TO ABOMINATION Thus a no no to god.!