10 Reasons Christians Should Oppose the Death Penalty

Jason Micheli —  June 24, 2014 — 5 Comments

 

16 CARAVAGGIO 02 THE SERMPON OF STEPHEN

 * The Stoning of Stephen

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* The Beheading of St. Paul

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* The (Upside Down) Crucifixion of Peter

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The Woman Jesus Refuses to Condemn to a Legal Execution

(aka: The Woman Caught in Adultery )

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* The Whipping and Crucifixion (on an X-Shaped Cross) of Andrew

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* The Stoning (and Clubbing) of James, Jesus’ Brother

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* The Execution (by Arrows) of Jude

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* The Assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero

 

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* The Hanging of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

 

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God’s Mercy for Cain by God (Following the First Murder)

 

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* The Execution of Jesus (aka: God Incarnate)

* = Lawful executions of innocents carried out by the official governing bodies of the time

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5 responses to 10 Reasons Christians Should Oppose the Death Penalty

  1. Yet most clergy lack the courage and conviction to proclaim it from the pulpit.

    • Will, completely agree.

    • Jason Micheli June 24, 2014 at 1:18 PM

      I don’t know if it’s a question of courage. I think most clergy should steer away from ‘prophetic’ preaching simply so that the congregation is not hostage to the whims of the preacher. That said, I DO think clergy should preach Christ clearly enough such that they can draw the implications out for themselves.

  2. Well spoke and well done

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