NOISE OF THUNDER RADIO
Chris discusses the ongoing story of the opposition of Pope Francis to the death penalty. The Pope has called for an international ban on capital punishment, calling it “inhumane.” But is his view in agreement with the Bible? Why did God command the death penalty in the Old Testament? Is this punishment somehow removed in the New Testament? The Scripture says that “by fear of the Lord men depart from evil.” (Proverbs 16:6) But what happens to a society when that fear of punishment is removed? Critics of Pope Francis have argued that the Pope has effectively changed “2,000 years of teaching” and is in direct opposition to the commandments of God and the Bible.
Job 19:29 Be ye afraid of the sword: for wrath bringeth the punishments of the sword, that ye may know there is a judgment.
Matthew 5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
James 2:13 For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment.
Romans 13:4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.
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