Bible Teaching aimed at helping you enjoy the Scriptures which are the Word of GOD!
Preaching by: John J. Malone, Sr - JABSBG*
The death penalty is once again in the news as Amnesty International continues along its altered agenda to help eliminate it worldwide. I say altered agenda because, as one can learn from the AI web site, it began as an organization opposing political injustice, not the death penalty itself.
It has been a very effective campaign by the forces of lawlessness in the heavens to effect the abolition of the cornerstone of human government throughout the world. In fact, according to AI, only Belarus and Uzbekistan stand in the way of all of Central Asia and Europe being completely without the death penalty.
So, it’s timely and important to look through the lens of Scripture, and see what the Bible says about this, at the same time learning something more about the mystery of lawlessness , and the apostasy running rampant in the world, as these latter times head toward their conclusion.
Now, one may rightly ask, from WHAT can nations apostasize (= stand away)? After all, no nation on earth today is “in the faith,” so how can there be apostasy from it?
The answer to these good questions is this: God is in covenant relationship with every living thing since the Great Deluge of Noah’s day. The terms of that covenant are explicit. First and foremost, the societal execution of murderers is commanded, with provisions for the diet of mankind, and the multiplication of the race following.
With Noah and his family emerging from the Ark, a new set of parameters was set down so that God could keep good on his promise not to destroy all living creatures again. At the base of these parameters was the establishment of human government as the preserver of the race. Prior to the necessary Great Deluge, the earth was filled with violence , and the subsequent result was a thoroughly depraved consciousness of mankind.
There is much to be written on this matter, but the purpose of this article is to underscore that it is capital punishment as properly exercised by governments that is not only at the basis of all human government, but the single most important element in the preservation of mankind.
Once capital punishment is abolished in governments, a veritable swarming of demon teaching will follow, focused on restraining – even reducing – the multiplication of the human family.
This demon teaching is facilitated by the development of communion with demons through mediumistic practices, which are enhanced by enforced celibacy, vegetarian diet, and the drinking of blood.
All are point-blank violations of the Noahic covenant, and as such inveigh against the very survival of the race.
We need to ask ourselfs what would Jesus do about the death penlty? He saved a woman from the death penlty, when it was the law to kill her. And since Jesus brought in the new covent and the old one went away, I would say Let God have His vengence. Thanks Rev james harvey
A rather hasty use of a scripture reference, Rev. Harvey.
First, the woman (John 8) was not condemned by the law because it required her husband witness against her for a sentence of adultery. That is why Jesus said, “Has no one condemned you? …..Neither do I”
A few further thoughts…
Second, a big point is the lady was repentant. Even moreo, why DIDN’T he save the thieves on his right and left on the cross?
Third, Jesus can have mercy on whomever he wants.