Killing in the military; Death Penalty; Biblically Wrong?

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Ever wonder if God is ok with killing in battle? The death penalty? SwordSharp.com takes on this topic with a Biblical perspective in its usual unbiased manner.

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Killing in the military; Death Penalty; Biblically Wrong?

  1. 1. KILLINGin the MILITARY;the DEATHPENALTY;<br />Are they Biblically Wrong?<br />
  2. 2. Answer: ?<br />Is the Death Penalty Biblically Wrong?<br />
  3. 3. Answer: No<br />Is the Death Penalty Biblically Wrong?<br />
  4. 4. Answer: No<br />Romans 13:1-4<br />Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and he will commend you. For he is God’s servant to do you good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword for nothing. He is God’s servant, an agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. <br />Is the Death Penalty Biblically Wrong?<br />
  5. 5. Answer: No<br />This assumes just leadership and deservedpunishment<br />We know from Old Testament accounts that God will judge unjust andcorrupt leaders<br />Is the Death Penalty Biblically Wrong?<br />
  6. 6. Answer: No<br />Even God’s Law has a death penalty for Law breakers<br />We’ve allsinned as such and deserve eternal death<br />That’s why we need Christ to pardon us<br />Is the Death Penalty Wrong?<br />
  7. 7. Answer: ?<br />Is Killing in the Military Wrong?<br />
  8. 8. Commandment #6:<br />Thou shalt not kill (Exodus 20:13; Deuteronomy 5:17)<br />Is Killing in the Military Wrong?<br />
  9. 9. In the original Hebrew “Kill” is:<br />*Ratsach (raw-tsakh’)<br />to dash in pieces, i.e. kill (a human being), especially to murder -- put to death, kill, (man-)slay(-er), murder(-er)<br />Premeditated, unjust or illegalkilling (murder) is a sin<br />Is Killing in the Military Wrong?<br />*scripturetext.com<br />
  10. 10. Answer: It depends<br />Is Killing in the Military Wrong?<br />
  11. 11. Killing enemies is the unfortunate byproduct of battle<br />God Himself led the Israelites in battle (Deut. 20:1-4)<br />So killingwhen necessary is justified during war, …but not murder<br />Is Killing in the Military Wrong?<br />
  12. 12. Examples of possible murder in the military:<br />An enemy with no possible way to attack surrenders, but instead of being captured he is killed in anger<br />Innocent civilians of the opposing side are killed out of bitterness and resentment<br />Torturing to death a captured enemy that was ordered to die by lethal injection<br />Killing as a result of taking the law into one’s own hands<br />Is Killing in the Military Wrong?<br />
  13. 13. Those who must kill in battle are biblically justified because they are: <br />submitting to their governing authorities<br />executing the punishment of their divinely placed ruler<br />Is Killing in the Military Wrong?<br />Note: This does NOT apply when rulers make orders in direct opposition to God or His Word<br />
  14. 14. Need help winning the battle for your salvation? <br />Other questions? Comments?<br />Ask us atSwordSharp.com<br />Never use a question to justify sin<br />Stay encouraged and rep Christ!<br />Questions?<br />

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