The Bible contains references to the use of capital punishment in both the Old Testament and the New Testament. In the Old Testament, capital punishment was prescribed for a variety of offenses, including murder, adultery, rape, and blasphemy, among others. The death penalty was often carried out by stoning, beheading, or by other means.
Genesis 9:6 OTBDC: The Death Penalty: Is It Biblical?
The objective of this article will be to determine if the death penalty, as imposed by modern-day countries is biblical. What is the Bible’s point of view? Undeniably, this is an ethical issue overflowing with passion, for we are talking about a human life, both that of the victim and the offender, the greatest gift from God. Are modern-day nations qualified and authorized to determine such issues as life and death?