Would Jesus Support the Death Penalty?

We have been discussing the idea of capital punishment. In my last posting I tried to answer some of the most common objections to the concept of capital punishment. On this posting, we want to look into the question of whether Jesus would approve of capital punishment. Most of the people that I posed this…

Should a Christian Support the Death Penalty Part 2

In this post I would like to consider some of the most common objections to the idea of capital punishment. #1. Death penalty is unfair because it largely depends on how much money you have to hire a good attorney. I am sure this statement is correct. The logic of this statement rests upon the…

Should a Christian Support the Death Penalty? Part 1

Some time ago I had a conversation with a gentleman in which he stated “How can Christians be pro-life and support the death penalty”? It seems like in our country and around the world more and more people are against the idea of capital punishment. Many friends have shown an interest in the subject, so…

Rabbit Trails

When we first become Christians, one of the areas that we need to be aware of is one of misplaced focus. Most of us in the beginning follow the example of the people we fellowship. We embrace what our church considers to be important. In my early years, the church I attended placed a high…

Is Religion the Main Cause of War?

Recently a gentleman at work approached me with this question, “David how many people have to die in the name of religion?” He went on to say “that religion must be the number one cause of war in human history “. In our society there are many misconceptions about religion that are taken as facts….

Too much, too fast

During my first years as a Christian I had the opportunity of listening to sermons on books of the Bible by famous Biblical teachers. This was a great blessing because I would go through the Bible rapidly and glean insight through their teaching. Looking back now on my Christian journey I see a danger in…