Christian thinking about the death penalty must begin with the fact that the bible envisions a society in which capital punishment for murder is sometimes necessary, but should be exceedingly rare the bible also affirms that the death penalty, rightly and justly applied, will have a powerful deterrent effect. Some christians argue that in many countries the imposition of the death penalty is biased against the poor since christian teaching is to support the poor, christians should not support the death penalty.
The death penalty discriminates against: the poor, people of color, and people from rural areas the virginia joint legislative audit and review commission of capital punishment found that a person is over three times as likely to be sentenced to death when the victim is white than when black. In english class, i chose opposing the death penalty as my stance for a persuasive speech i believe killing other people is wrong i thought that was the christian belief as well.
If the death penalty seems a just and proportionate response to willful murder, so what that’s not a christian view of reality. Jewish interpretation of old testament law reflected a great reluctance to impose the death penalty for example, circumstantial evidence wasn't admitted the two eyewitnesses (num 35) had to have warned the accused he was about to commit a capital crime. Other christians look at god's commands in the old testament, which include the death penalty for certain crimes, and they notice that jesus did not denounce the death penalty even when it was wrongly applied to him.
Capital punishment: a christian view and biblical perspective home capital punishment: a christian view and biblical perspective, and this includes murderers who are to be given the death penalty finally, capital punishment is never specifically removed or replaced in the bible while some would argue that the new testament ethic replaces.
Support for death penalty at issue in christian considerations of the death penalty is whether the government or the state has the obligation to punish criminals and defend its citizens.