|Capital Punishment (Part 3) #59
by Joseph Prescia
In the first two parts of this series on Capital Punishment we examined the difference between killing and murdering, how one is legal and the other is illegal. We also saw that we need to understand spiritually why someone murders, how it has to be a murdering devil spirit controlling the mind of the criminal to get them to illegally take the life of another.
Plea bargaining is an evil that avoids or lessens personal responsibility. It is not just. Morally speaking, justice is what is right, proper, and includes lawful punishment. True justice can only come from God via His Written Word. Justice is not based upon manís public opinion polls or any other emotional changing barometer. But instead true justice is unchanging. God and His Word are solid rocks, they are the stability upon which to govern. Godís Word helps us to open our eyes to see whatís spiritually going on behind the scenes motivating people to commit murder. These murdering individuals have allowed devil spirit possession to control their actions. Every person is responsible for their own God-given free will and are accountable to God whether they believe in Him or not. God is the Supreme Judge and His Written Word needs to be consulted before true justice can be determined.
Opponents to the death penalty claim that itís against human rights to kill the convicted murderer. Well, one needs to properly define human rights before you make that claim. Godís Word tells us the high level of importance that God puts upon human life. If you murder someone, the murderer is worthy of death (Leviticus 24:17). This is the human rights of the murdered one as well as their family left behind. Itís a just reaction to an unjust act. Opponents claim that the living conditions murderers grow up in when they are young should justify them as innocent. If this is correct, then one could claim innocence for ANY crime based upon this twisted criteria. Opponents also claim that itís murder to punish with the death penalty. Weíve already seen the biblical definitions of the differences between killing and murdering. One is legal and the other is not. Without an accurate knowledge of the Word of God those against the death penalty are deceived by manís opinion.
Itís in the best interest and safety of the citizens of the United States to impose the death penalty for these murdering individuals. Attempts at rehabilitation by the flesh are useless because the spiritual problem of devil spirit possession is not addressed. This is the only way that justice can be served, otherwise these individuals are getting away with murder. If you end the life of the murderer then you end the home that houses the devil spirit of murder living there. The Bible says that if a devil spirit-possessed person cannot control their mind that individual will most likely strike again because they have not learned how to keep the spiritual influence out.
When you look at the spiritual reasons for evil, you see how shallow manís fleshly concerns really are. The punishment should fit the crime. When you notice who is against the death penalty (the Devil and bible rejecting man) and who is for it (God, His Word and bible believers) you get a clear spiritual picture of what side to support. God is the best source for justice & truth.
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