Re-imposition of death penalty in the Philippines
By: Aicka De Asis
If I were to ask about the Re-imposition of Death penalty in the Philippines, As a Christian who believe in Jesus Christ as the judge of all judges & believe in the bible as a word of our God & fundamental of our beliefs , I totally disagree with that issue it simply telling us that they’re going to inflict death to a person as a punishment for an offense. It’s absolutely an act of killing. It may be for the good of almost everyone but still it is a sin. You may call me close minded but still it is a sin. The sixth of the ten commandments in the book of Exodus says “Thou shall not kill.” Neither accidental killing (Numbers 35:22-25) nor justifiable homicide (Ex. 22:2) are a breaking of the sixth commandment. Neither killing in war nor capital punishment are necessarily forbidden in this commandment since God required both in certain cases (Ex.21:12). We kill cows, pigs, chickens & we slap flies but we can’t do any of these things to humans. Only humans are made in the image of God. This is why we are not to kill people like we might decide to kill an animal. Humans have special dignity and worth and human life is to be treated as of special worth since we are made in the image of God. We are human, we don’t have the ability to see or witness what’s really happening in our surroundings, we don’t have many eyes to spread all over the corner of this world or shall we say we don’t have the access to all gadget to serve as an evidence in our case if we are suspected in such crime. We don’t have a lawyer like King Solomon who have the wisdom that comes from God. We don’t have a judge like our God, who sees & knows everything. And now how can you tell me that we can judge everybody fairly? Even President Benigno Aquino who used to support this law before is telling us that He himself also witnessed that justice was not perfect.“So I have to change my position that...
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