Would Jesus Support the Death Penalty?

In an engaging piece in The Atlantic, Jonathan Merritt reflects on the death penalty and Christian faith.  “Jesus, most of the Apostles, and most of the early martyrs of the faith were victims of inconsistent justice systems that allowed for capital punishment. Many Christians strangely believe that Jesus wouldn’t support the death penalty even though they do. As this issue moves back to the fore of American public life, they will have to rectify this inconsistency and determine if they can take the position they believe Jesus would.”

You can read the full article here.

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