Thursday, August 7, 2008

"Only God has the right to take a life"

Only God has the right to take a life


The above quote was from a family member of an executed murderer.

Arguments:
1. This position fails to recognise that God may use humans as instruments of his will and that he has authoritatively assigned civil authority the power of the sword(Romans 13:4).
2. This position fails to recognize the accounting God demands from each man for the life of his fellow man (Gen 9:5-6).
3. This position also fails to recognize other areas where either necessity or protection may call for a human taking the life of another such as in self defense (Ex 22:2-3; Lk 22:36) or providing protection for those under one's care (either personally or as one under authority and assigned to carry this out)(Judges 5:8; Ps 144:1; Lk 22:36; Neh 4:17-18).

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