God's opinion on the death penalty is made clear in the scriptures to anyone
who is interested in His point of view:
When considering the concept of using the death penalty to punish murderers I
am curious if anyone else notices the irony here? If one takes a mans life for
taking someone else's life then they are guilty of the same crime. A murder to
absolve another murder challenges the age old scold: "two wrongs don't make a
To decide when a man's life should end instead of letting God decide is the
very definition of murder. However, If this murderer in question were to receive
Christ and be delivered from the spirit of murder that resides in him,
controlling him like a puppet, then he would no longer be a murderer, but a free
man, He would be still guilty in the eyes of the law, but forgiven by God and
If a murderer's action was caused by demon possession, then it would be safe
to say that you would be putting a man to death for this demon's actions through
him. Evil was given dominion over this earth by God and all acts of evil by man
are a direct result of that.
It has been said that when the death penalty is used, more murders are
committed instead of fewer. If it is true that what causes a man to murder is a
spirit of murder and if you kill the man, then this spirit lives in. The man is
dead, but the spirit cannot die. He is freed from that man's body and now roams
the earth searching for an open door to inhabit another. This is an obvious
explanation as to why killing murderers would result in more murderers.
True, if the spirit were sent out of a living man, then the same applies, but
in that case this man's blood is not on another persons hands.
I am a 26 year old woman who recently had several spirits delivered from my
body. I am certain that one of these was a spirit of murder. I had visions and
urges to kill my boyfriend often (who is now my husband) when I went through
demonic fits of rage. At one point I tried to stab him with an ink pen. There
are demons who have different levels of strength, a more powerful one could
easily have overcome my free will at other times and have caused me to murder.
Since my deliverance there have been no fits of rage and no urges to harm.
From this standpoint it is clear that the murderer is also a victim and does
not deserve to die. He will answer to God for the blood on his hands, someone
else will answer to God if that man's blood ends up on theirs.