Should Christians Support the Death Penalty?


For many Christians, particularly in the southern United States, the death penalty for certain truly heinous criminal acts is a no-brainer; the thought being “what reasonable person wouldn’t support the sanction of erasing murderers, rapists, child molesters, etc.”? But against this position there is a torrent of objections declaring that true Christians love forgiveness and should seek to restore. While the tumult rages on, the question remains: should Christians support or oppose capital punishment?

This week, Peter, Aaron, and guest-hosts Adam Powers and Dashawn Cousins discuss:

  • [03:29] – Where do you stand on the death penalty?
  • [09:14] – Does your view on God’s sovereignty affect your view of the death penalty?
  • [16:31] – Does the method of execution matter?
  • [24:48] – Should the death penalty only be used in response to the taking of a life?
  • [31:40] – Is the death penalty really a biblical issue?

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