“Whoever curses his father or his mother shall be put to death"
If then I am a wrongdoer and have committed anything for which I deserve to die, I do not seek to escape death. But if there is nothing to their charges against me, no one can give me up to them. I appeal to Caesar.”
this is only two scriptures, but Christianity teaches to submit to your government because the government is back by the authority of God. So if you do something criminal enough that the government declares death then you deserve death.
Also "thou shall not kill" is a bad translation of the hebrew and latin text, the real commandment is "thou shall not MURDER".
The Bible constantly talks about killing people for many things including not obeying your parents. In a way, the government is like our parents because they tell us what to do and what not to do. We are supposed to obey the government, right? So, according to the Bible, if we commit any crimes, we should in fact be killed
Nowadays, Christians may say the death penalty is against their religion, but in the bible it clearly lists the death penalty as punishment for all sorts of offenses- adultery, homosexuality, believing in a different God, using God's name in vain, stealing, murder, being raped (as in, they kill the woman), doing anything on Sunday, not praying, being a brat to your parents, making fun of bald people, and not having figs during fig season (poor tree). So yes, based on the bible Christianity does in fact support the death penalty for breaking even one of their rules.
If any modern Christian has read most of the Bible, then there should not be a doubt in their minds that Christianity solidly supports the death penalty. It's right there in Exodus 21:24 as "Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot." That is unequivocal support in the Bible for death penalties.
Christianity is supposed to be about forgiveness and acceptance of others, even when others have committed crimes or think differently than others. However the majority of Christians are the ones who are first in line convict people and punish them with the death penalty. They rarely practice what they preach in that sense.
I don't agree with death penalty, for it is written, "Who are we to judge our neighbour." One thing we need to ask ourselves is this: Does death penalty show love to the person you are putting to death? For did not Jesus give these two greatest commandments: Love the Lord with all your heart, and love your neighbour as you love yourself. Now get this, we've ALL sinned and committed crimes at one time or another. It doesn't have to be murder or theft, but we have lied, cheated, disobeyed our parents. Therefore, if the death penalty is for crimes as it is written in the Old Testament, then what about lies and adultery? In other words, why am I not put to death? For I have lied and cheated and even stolen things when I was younger. I try not to, but every day I tell a lie, whether or not I've meant to. Just saying. Something to think about.
The bible simply says that 'thou shall not kill'. It doesn't say that you shouldn't kill unless that person committed a terrible crime. It doesn't say you shouldn't kill unless you think they deserve it. The bible does not support the death penalty for any reason, well other than God told you to.
Christianity does not support the death sentence. The anti-death-penalty morality arguments of some Christians, on the other hand, are persuasive to many. They base their arguments on statements made by Jesus Christ and therefore many listen attentively. These "moral" opponents of the death
penalty often intimidate good people into shying away from execution. Many Christians claim society should forgive criminals and instruct them to "go and sin no more."
I believe you would be hard pressed to find any religion that supports the death penalty. Christianity upholds the fact that we, as humans, should not judge each other. Furthermore, it states that you should not commit murder either. Giving out the death penalty breaks both of these Christian tenants.
There are many instances in which it is obvious that Christianity does not support the death penalty.The bible says time and time again that God should be the one and only judge for man's behavior.It also says that people should not kill other people which would go against the thought of a death penalty.
A religion or religious person(s) cannot be stereotyped as voting one way or the other. It depends on the views of the person themselves. And, in some cases, I think it actually goes against it, like, (If your Christian, other religions MAY differ) God sent his only son down to Earth to die for man's (and Woman's) sins, (sin being doing something immoral or wrong, like a crime, hacking into a computer unethically, stealing, etc.) so that those that believe, may NOT die, but have eternal life in heaven," or something like that.
In reality, Christianity doesn't support the death penalty. The religion doesn't grant people the right to impose death upon another person. That power is reserved for God and God alone can judge someone, too. With that in mind, most Christians don't support the death penalty in the United States for various reasons related to religion.