killing in the military; death penalty; biblically wrong?

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    Are they Biblically Wrong?
  • 2. Answer: ?
    Is the Death Penalty Biblically Wrong?
  • 3. Answer: No
    Is the Death Penalty Biblically Wrong?
  • 4. Answer: No
    Romans 13:1-4
    Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and he will commend you. For he is Gods servant to do you good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword for nothing. He is Gods servant, an agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer.
    Is the Death Penalty Biblically Wrong?
  • 5. Answer: No
    This assumes just leadership and deservedpunishment
    We know from Old Testament accounts that God will judge unjust andcorrupt leaders
    Is the Death Penalty Biblically Wrong?
  • 6. Answer: No
    Even Gods Law has a death penalty for Law breakers
    Weve allsinned as such and deserve eternal death
    Thats why we need Christ to pardon us
    Is the Death Penalty Wrong?
  • 7. Answer: ?
    Is Killing in the Military Wrong?
  • 8. Commandment #6:
    Thou shalt not kill (Exodus 20:13; Deuteronomy 5:17)
    Is Killing in the Military Wrong?
  • 9. In the original Hebrew Kill is:
    *Ratsach (raw-tsakh)
    to dash in pieces, i.e. kill (a human being), especially to murder -- put to death, kill, (man-)slay(-er), murder(-er)
    Premeditated, unjust or illegalkilling (murder) is a sin
    Is Killing in the Military Wrong?
  • 10. Answer: It depends
    Is Killing in the Military Wrong?
  • 11. Killing enemies is the unfortunate byproduct of battle
    God Himself led the Israelites in battle (Deut. 20:1-4)
    So killingwhen necessary is justified during war, but not murder
    Is Killing in the Military Wrong?
  • 12. Examples of possible murder in the military:
    An enemy with no possible way to attack surrenders, but instead of being captured he is killed in anger
    Innocent civilians of the opposing side are killed out of bitterness and resentment
    Torturing to death a captured enemy that was ordered to die by lethal injection
    Killing as a result of taking the law into ones own hands
    Is Killing in the Military Wrong?
  • 13. Those who must kill in battle are biblically justified because they are:
    submitting to their governing authorities
    executing the punishment of their divinely placed ruler
    Is Killing in the Military Wrong?
    Note: This does NOT apply when rulers make orders in direct opposition to God or His Word
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