Is It Ever Right to Take Human Life?
Several days ago on Facebook I came across this sign:
Here’s how I responded to this question:
At face value this question seems to put those who defend Capital Punishment in an awkward position, however, for us to intelligently consider the question we must include two vitally important words… Justly and Unjustly.
To you who posted this question on the internet: The reason you have the freedom to sit in the safety of your home in 2015 and ask such a question is because somebody felt justified in killing people who were unjustly killing other people during 1939-1945.
In WWII freedom-loving individuals selflessly fought (and killed) those who would take away YOUR freedom from YOU, so you could sit in the comfort and safety of your home and ask such philosophical questions on the internet!
Whenever someone UNJUSTLY takes a human life (even in times of peace) it is JUSTIFIED that the criminal’s life be forfeit for that crime… That is called JUSTICE!
Here’s what God thinks about your question, “I will require the blood of anyone who takes another person’s life. If a wild animal kills a person, it must die. And anyone who murders a fellow human must die.
If anyone takes a human life, that person’s life will also be taken by human hands. For God made human beings in his own image. Genesis 9:5-6 (NLT)
I agree with God!
According to God there are times when killing someone is right, and good and just.
That is a simple fact of life!
Before you even THINK about replying, first consider this… If someone is determined to murder your loved ones and the only way to prevent it is for YOU to take his life first… Will you???
If your answer is YES, then your question is either ignorant or hypocritical.
If your answer is NO (and you have a family) then your wife and kids are in serious trouble having YOU as a protector.
If you don’t have a family you need to reconsider becoming anyone’s husband or father because you’re saying that you are NOT prepared to do whatever it takes to defend their lives against someone who would take it away from them.
If you’re female the principle remains the same.
If someone were directly threatening the life of YOUR child and the ONLY way to stop it was to take that person’s life first… would you do it?
ADVICE TO EVERYONE: Before you ask questions like this in public take some time and sit a while considering the issue from different angles.
Put yourself in the situation and actually imagine a real life scenario then ask yourself what you would be willing to do or not do, were you actually faced with the choice.
If you are a Christian then you absolutely need to study the Scriptures to understand God’s perspective on the matter BEFORE you make your thoughts public.
May God give us the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him that the eyes of our understanding be enlightened.