Death Penalty Debate - Clinton, TN

Discuss the national Death Penalty debate in Clinton, TN.

Would you support the death penalty for the Arizona shooter?

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#1 Jan 27, 2011
our jails are over crowded and we need to show that we wont put up with this kind of action from people like this.
Dr Funkenstein

Knoxville, TN

#2 Jan 28, 2011
As a Christian, I can't support the death penalty under any circumstance. Revenge doesn't belong to us as mere humans, it belongs to God. God can still work in people's lives no matter what their situation or what they've done. God forgives all if they repent, even murderers. Man killing someone before God's own timeline can rob someone of further chance of salvation. Death should only come on God's time. Humans have no say in that matter under New Testament law. I don't believe for one second that Christ would support any death penalty. Show me in the New Testament, other than Revelation which isn't during his living years on Earth, where Jesus even laid a violent hand on someone. He didn't even hurt anyone during his rage in the temple. Vengence is God's, not ours. No Christian should be pro-death penalty. On the other hand, I have no problem with life without parole as a sentence. I don't believe violent criminals should ever live outside of a cell. They still have their lives, but with no option to hurt again.
brothers in christ

Lafayette, IN

#3 Jan 31, 2011
Dr Funkenstein wrote:
As a Christian, I can't support the death penalty under any circumstance. Revenge doesn't belong to us as mere humans, it belongs to God. God can still work in people's lives no matter what their situation or what they've done. God forgives all if they repent, even murderers. Man killing someone before God's own timeline can rob someone of further chance of salvation. Death should only come on God's time. Humans have no say in that matter under New Testament law. I don't believe for one second that Christ would support any death penalty. Show me in the New Testament, other than Revelation which isn't during his living years on Earth, where Jesus even laid a violent hand on someone. He didn't even hurt anyone during his rage in the temple. Vengence is God's, not ours. No Christian should be pro-death penalty. On the other hand, I have no problem with life without parole as a sentence. I don't believe violent criminals should ever live outside of a cell. They still have their lives, but with no option to hurt again.
some of what you say is very true christ never harmed anyone, but we can even begin to compare ourselves to christ in any shape or forme. we are living in the last days here on earth and man is full filling the new testement everyday. if one of the men on death row harmed your wife or child you would change your mind. why is say that is becouse we are only human. you said man killing before gods timeline will rob their salvation? before you said anyone can get salvation even murders? like i said i agree withsome of what you are saying and believe. i too am a born again christian.
Dr Funkenstein

Knoxville, TN

#4 Feb 1, 2011
brothers in christ wrote:
<quoted text>some of what you say is very true christ never harmed anyone, but we can even begin to compare ourselves to christ in any shape or forme. we are living in the last days here on earth and man is full filling the new testement everyday. if one of the men on death row harmed your wife or child you would change your mind. why is say that is becouse we are only human. you said man killing before gods timeline will rob their salvation? before you said anyone can get salvation even murders? like i said i agree withsome of what you are saying and believe. i too am a born again christian.
Maybe you are right. Maybe my view would change if something happened to someone close to me. It would be very hard to forgive, but as a Christian, that is what I'm called to do no matter how difficult it may be. If I didn't do that, I'd be in the wrong.

I don't understand your confusion with what isaid. I was saying that indeed, anyone, no matter what they have done, can get salvation in Christ as long ad they accept Him.

As far as my comment on the death penalty robbing someone the opportunty to gain salvation, I meant that if you kill someone before they accept Christ, how do you know that Jesus couldn't have continued working in them in their life if you hadn't killed them? All I'm saying is that there is a possibilty that God's plan may not be fully fullfilled in that persons life and if you kill them before God's time for them to go, you could be robbing them of salvation or anything else God has in store for them or for the world through them.

Shouldn't be hard to understand.
heppi

Oak Ridge, TN

#5 Nov 14, 2012
Dr Funkenstein wrote:
As a Christian, I can't support the death penalty under any circumstance. Revenge doesn't belong to us as mere humans, it belongs to God. God can still work in people's lives no matter what their situation or what they've done. God forgives all if they repent, even murderers. Man killing someone before God's own timeline can rob someone of further chance of salvation. Death should only come on God's time. Humans have no say in that matter under New Testament law. I don't believe for one second that Christ would support any death penalty. Show me in the New Testament, other than Revelation which isn't during his living years on Earth, where Jesus even laid a violent hand on someone. He didn't even hurt anyone during his rage in the temple. Vengence is God's, not ours. No Christian should be pro-death penalty. On the other hand, I have no problem with life without parole as a sentence. I don't believe violent criminals should ever live outside of a cell. They still have their lives, but with no option to hurt again.
hun, in the bible you could be stoned to death for cussing at ur parents or cheating on/with someone's spouse and ALOT more. i support the death penalty for rapists, child molesters, cerial killers and other things... those ppl are not people they are monsters.

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