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Why Capital Punishment Should Be Supported

Marven Gee


April 11, 2011

Royce Decker


This paper speaks about capital punishment and why I feel that capital punishment should be

supported. In the Bible, there are scriptures quoted by God and his son Jesus in reference to

supporting the death penalty. If the God we serve is not opposed to taking the life of a person

that has committed a crime of murder, then we as a people should not be opposed to the death


Many people are opposed to capital punishment for various reasons. The main reason many

people are opposed to capital punishment has to do with biblical issues. I support capital

punishment because of what bible scriptures say and I honestly believe that god does not have a

problem with a criminals life being taken because of a severe crime the criminal committed. All

throughout the bible, many of God’s chosen leaders killed many kings, tribes, and soldiers that

opposed the people of Israel. Moses, Josuha, Saul, David, Paul, and Sampson were some of

God’s greatest men to ever lead his people and yet they killed many men that opposed God.

In the bible, it states “an eye for an eye” which means that what you do to a person, should be

done to you. So if a person commits a crime of murder, then their life should be taken from

them. During biblical times, there were many ways a person was put to death for wrong doing

and one of the most common ways was stoning. In the bible, Christ regarded capital punishment

in many ways as a punishment for murder. Matthew 26:52 Jesus states “all who take the sword

will perish by the sword.” Jesus was speaking to Peter who was one of the twelve disciples and tried to kill a soldier who came to arrest Jesus. Jesus also states in Luke 19:27 “but bring here


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