Can we try and set an example for a kinder, more loving and forgiving society?
1a : compassion or forbearance shown especially to an offender or to one subject to one’s power; also : lenient or compassionate treatment
b : imprisonment rather than death imposed as penalty for first-degree murder
2a : a blessing that is an act of divine favor or compassion
b : a fortunate circumstance
3: compassionate treatment of those in distress
Will Jodi Arias be the fourth woman in Arizona to die via the death penalty? There has been no woman die from Capital Punishment in Arizona since the 1930’s.
There are reasonable alternatives to the death penalty.
We are a civilized society. We are capable of mercy.
Jesus was merciful. Let us take our example from Him.
2 Samuel 24:14 And David said to God, I am in a great strait: let us fall now into the hand of the LORD; for his mercies are great: and let me not fall into the hand of man.
Luke 6:36 Be you therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.
Let us vote to rehabilitate those who are obviously mentally ill and disturbed, who kill without conscience. We have to set an example for these people. We are all sinful, each and every one of us. We all deserve death, but thanks to the salvation of Jesus Christ we have found forgiveness and life.
Let us show mercy to the monsters and the twisted so that we don’t become the very thing we propose to hate. Let’s attempt to stop the killing.
Christians Against the Death Penalty (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Christians-against-the-death-penalty/143570122411724)
What’s New? (http://www.deathpenalty.org/)
Alternatives to the Death Penalty (http://www.deathpenalty.org/article.php?id=84)
A Christian Perspective on the Death Penalty (http://www.vadp.org/resources/a-christian-perspective-on-the-death-penalty/)
Why do so many Christians support the death penalty? (http://www.revelife.com/755595559/why-do-so-many-christians-support-the-death-penalty/)
Ending the Death Penalty (http://sojo.net/magazine/2012/09/ending-death-penalty)
No Death Penalty (http://www.nodeathpenalty.org/)
Christianity and Capital Punishment (http://civilliberty.about.com/od/capitalpunishment/qt/dp_christianity.htm)
Jodi Arias — Death Penalty Hangs in the Balance [LIVE] (tmz.com)
For Discussion: Jury Finds Jodi Arias Eligible For The Death Penalty…Would Life Be A Harsher Punishment? (bossip.com)
Jurors Declare Jodi Arias Eligible For Death Penalty (eyeoncelebs.com)
Posted in Christianity, death, forgiveness, God, government, Jesus, law, life, Love, News, people, Politics, religion | Tags: Arizona, Capital punishment, Crime and Justice, Death Penalty, Jodi Arias, Lethal injection, Life imprisonment, Mercy, murder