Christian Views on Capital Punishment

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Religious Studies (Crime and Punishment) Flashcards on Christian Views on Capital Punishment, created by Charnanigan14 on 02/23/2014.

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Many Christians believe capital punishment is... Un-Christian
Christians believe Jesus came to reform a)... Therefore, it is impossible to b)... a criminal who has been executed. a) Sinners b) Reform
What did Jesus do about retribution when he said 'an eye for and eye', 'a tooth for a tooth'? He banned retribution as he said the statement is wrong.
To Christians, the law of the New Testament a)... the law of the old testament. The new testament laws b)... capital punishment. a) Replaces b) Permit
Christianity teaches that.... often known as the sanctity of life Human life is sacred
With the sanctity of life, only... has a right to take a life God
If abortion and euthanasia are wrong doings, then so must.... Capital Punishment
Most.... have permitted capital punishment. Christian Churches
Name a type of church which hasn't condemned capital punishment. Roman Catholic Church
The Roman Catholic church has leaders which... capital punishment Condemn
Give an example of a group of leaders which have condemned capital punishment. Catholic Bishops Conference of the USA.
However, some Christians do believe capital punishment can be... by Christians Used
Some think that capital punishment prevents a)... and keeps b)... in society a) Murder b) Order
The bible sets down the death penalty as a punishment for a... of crimes Number
The Roman Catholic church and the a)... have not b)... their statements which permit the use of capital punishment a) Church of England b) Retracted
The Christian church used capital punishment for... which means it cannot be un-Christian Heresy
What is Heresy? Holding different beliefs to the official church teachings
Thomas Aquinas said that peace in society a)... Therefore, capital punishment can be used by Christians to preserve peace in society. Thomas was a b)... a) is more important than reform of a sinner b) Christian Thinker
Christians also believe in non-religious arguments for and ... capital punishment Against
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