Many Christians take their own interpretations on different topics in today’s world. Although it may prove to be a controversial topic, it appears that the action of capital punishment is rejected by Christianity. In fact, the Bible itself reveals strong truths that are not in favor of capital punishment. Christianity condemns the death penalty because it focuses more on repentance rather than a death sentence, the death penalty counteracts the teachings of Jesus in the New Testament, and the death of Christ has morally ruled out the death penalty.
Capital punishment is not favored by the overall beliefs and ways of life for Christians. Christians do not believe in execution as a means of putting an end to a sinner. Instead, it is believed that repentance is in order. When one repents, their sins are forgiven. God created all humans in his own image and likeness. Were someone to become a sinner, it is taught that Christians should acknowledge their sins, turn to God, and seek repentance. Not only is repentance a teaching Christians follow, but God has given the fifth commandment. This commandment condemns killing. God does not want sinners to die, but rather to abandon their evil ways, and follow him.
In the New Testament, many teachings of Jesus Christ are discussed. Among them, Jesus teaches Christians to love their enemies. Jesus taught to love neighbors, including your enemies. We will not be able to kill those that we love. Were someone to commit such a malicious crime that their punishment will be the death penalty, they would be considered an enemy to all. However, as Jesus teaches, Christians must love their enemies. Thus, the death penalty must be rejected in order to comply with the teachings of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Lastly, the death of Christ has ruled out the death penalty. Jesus himself has proven to us that the death penalty cannot exist. In the scripture passage located in Romans 6:23, it is said that sin brings death. However, when...