The Death Penalty Is The Only Good Enough Punishment

1065 WordsJan 11, 20165 Pages
The definition of a Murder is the killing of an innocent victim and for those who are given the death penalty for murder are neither innocent nor victims. There’s nothing moral about how a criminal murders an innocent victim. These kinds of individuals should be removed from society permanently. The death penalty is the only good enough punishment for taking a human life unlawfully and is the only moral action (Van den Haag 1983). Our laws based ultimately on ancient Jewish laws which is the basis of all western morality and is in which the death penalty was practiced. The death penalty doesn’t contradict Christian scripture. There is no misunderstanding of the words an eye for an eye, it’s clearly outlined in the Old Testament; the meaning an eye for an eye is that only the guilty are to be punished. And the New Testament declares that the role is delegated to magistrates by God Himself. In the book of Peter; “whether it be to the emperor as supreme, or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to praise those who do right” (Budziszewski 2004). The book of Romans; “for rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of him who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain; he is the servant of God to execute His wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be subject, not only to avoid God’s

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