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To: 69ConvertibleFirebird
"Also, the death penalty is condoned by God, the author of morality."

How do you come to that conclusion?

What is wrong with lifetime incarceration? If we as Christians truly believe in God's Omnimpotence, then how can we not allow Him to be the final arbiter of a man's earthly existence.

If a man sits on death Row and is set to be executed on June 15th and so it follows, how do we know it was not God's arbitrary will to reach down and touch this man's heart and save his eternal soul on June 16th!!! We, as mere humans took that out of God's hands.

And lest anyone take me to task for this conclusion, I ask that you recall the story of Saul's conversion.
91 posted on 12/19/2003 7:33:17 AM PST by Prolifeconservative (If there is another terrorist attack, the womb is a very unsafe place to hide.)
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To: Prolifeconservative
"If we as Christians truly believe in God's Omnimpotence, then how can we not allow Him to be the final arbiter of a man's earthly existence."

He is. And He instituted the death penalty. Life for life.

Of course, we as individuals aren't to carry that out. We are to turn the other cheek. But government has a different role than the individual

98 posted on 12/19/2003 8:33:57 AM PST by MEGoody
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To: Prolifeconservative
Your argument is incoherent.
In the OT it is clear that God allows the State to utilize the death penalty--and it is JUST as clear in the NT.

You illogically conclude that ALLOWING the penalty is the same as MANDATING such. Where do you get off with this?

FURTHER, your 15th/16th question is silly. The convicted man has at least 3 years to reach out TO GOD--Who has given him 3 years to think about doing so. You would place the time-limit on God--an arrogant position, no?
112 posted on 12/19/2003 9:18:42 AM PST by ninenot (So many cats, so few recipes)
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To: Prolifeconservative
God said: Whoever sheds man’s blood,By man his blood shall be shed;For in the image of God He made man. Gen. 9:6
119 posted on 12/19/2003 9:56:20 AM PST by Lucas McCain
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To: Prolifeconservative
How do you come to that conclusion?

I read it in the Bible. It's not some fuzzy book that can mean anything.

151 posted on 12/21/2003 7:19:46 PM PST by 69ConvertibleFirebird (Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience.)
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