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From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Jim Meritt)
Subject: Re: Is There Biblical Justification For Capital Punishment?
Keywords: Christian, Justification, Bible, Capital Punishment
Date: 5 Feb 90 15:00:03 GMT
Reply-To: jwm@aplvax.UUCP (Jim Meritt)
Organization: JHU-Applied Physics Laboratory
Yes. In fact, it is DIRECTED.
Whosoever sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed...
He that smiteth a man, so that he die, shall surely be put to death.
Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live
Whosoever lieth with a beast shall surely be put to death.
He that sacreficeth unto any God, save unto the Lord only, he shall be
Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you. every one
that defileth it shall surely be put to death...
Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be to you a
holy day, a sabbath of rest to the lord: whosoever doeth work therein
shall be put to death.
...Whosoever he be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that
sojurn in Israel, that giveth any of his seed unto Molech; he shall
surely be put to death: the people of the land shall stone him with stones.
And the daughter of any priest, if she profane herself by playing the
whore, she profaneth her father: she shall be burnt with fire.
Bring forth him that hadth cursed without the camp; and let all that
heard him lay their hands upon his head, and let all the congregation
And thou shalt stone him with stones that he die, because he hadth sought
to thrust thee away from the Lord thy God...
Thou shalt bring forth that man or that woman, which have committed that
wicked thing, unto thy gates, even that man or that woman, and shalt stone
them with stones. till they die.
...and the tokens of virginity be not found for the damsel: then they shall
bring out the damsel to the door of her father's house, and the men of the
city shall stone her with stones that she die...
If a man be found lying with a woman married to a husband, then they shall
both of them die...
If a damsel that is a virgin be betrothed unto a husband, and a man find her
in the city, and lie with her; then ye shall bring them both out unto the
gate of that city, and ye shall stone them with stones that they die...
BUT if a man find a betrothed damsel in the field, and the man force her,
and lie with her: then the man only that lay with her shall die.
I Kings 21:10
...Thou didst blaspheme God and the King. And then carry him out, and stone
him that he might die.
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