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In your previous post, you wanted chapter and verse from the NEW Testament that justified capital punishment. Yet you quote “Thou shalt not kill” from the Ten Commandments, in the OLD Testament, to justify your own viewpoint.

The Ten Commandments were given in Exodus 20:1–17. However, in Leviticus 20-27, punishments were established by God for those who broke those commandments. God knew there would be people who wouldn’t follow His commandments, so He also established punishment for those people. In the Bible, the book of Leviticus comes after the book of Exodus. Punishment comes after breaking The Law. So, apparently, God believes in capital punishment. And since Jesus and the Father are One, therefore Jesus must believe in it also. After all, Jesus did say that He did not come to change The Law, but to fulfill it.

Jesus is all about faith, love, and forgiveness, but there is also a price to pay for sin (breaking God's laws). God will have a terrible Judgement Day, when He will commit a form of capital punishment, and Jesus will be at His side. But the good news is that people don't have to chose to die this way. They can repent (turn away from their sins), and believe in the Lord Jesus, and spend eternity with God. The choice is theirs.

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