Why I'm Against The Death Penalty



Why I’m Against The Death Penalty

There are Christians who are for the death penalty. Those who are the against the death penalty are usually considered to be liberals while the conservatives endorse capital punishment (which is another term for death penalty). Let me just say that I am not a liberal. My political views are that of a conservative. Let me also say that I personally cannot understand how any Christian could advocate capital punishment. I realize that people who get the death penalty have committed acts that are so horrible, so evil that they deserve to die. I don’t think the death penalty is unjust in the least. I don’t think anyone can argue against the fact that people like OJ Simpson, Charles Manson and James Holmes deserve to fry in the electric chair. There's no dispute over the fact that their crimes warrant their destruction. On the other hand, if we end the lives of these people their souls will go to Hell. These people have murdered innocent human beings. They have sinned horribly and although they deserve to go Hell, God does not want that. God says in His word that He’s “not willing that any should perish but for all to come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9) and that He “wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2:4). If we kill evil people, they WILL go to Hell to burn for all eternity in the lake of fire. 

As Christians, we are called to “love our enemies” (Matthew 5:44) and to not repay evil for evil but with blessing (1 Peter 3:9). One of the best ways to love our enemies is to give them a chance to repent and be saved from eternal damnation. As passionately as Jesus loves them so much as to endure the horrific pains of crucifixion, I think it would be an insult to give them a one way ticket to the lake of fire by ending their lives. Now, I’m not against war or self defense. In those situations, the person really has no choice to but to end the life of the sinner lest their own life or the lives of their loved one’s come to an end, but when simple containment will suffice, I don’t think we should kill them for the sake of their eternal destiny. After all, if we can put them in prison, it’s not like their going to be hurting anyone outside of the prison.  Let them live a life of confinement so they shall not hurt others ever again, although they would be perfectly capable of harming an inmate in which case, you should probably isolate them but even then don’t kill them, just keep them locked up in a cell all by themselves with nothing but a Bible and a loving Father waiting to cover them in the blood He shed for them at Calvary.

I'm against capital punishment. Yes, they very much deserve to die, no one can possibly argue against that. But I just can't stomach the thought of where their souls are going after they're executed. I want them to have as much time to repent of their sins as possible. Going to Hell is the absolute worst thing that could ever happen to someone. Extreme suffering forevermore! Extreme suffering forevermore! I just care about them too much to let that happen to them. My Heavenly Father loves them enough to be tortured for them!

If you can contain a person, that will keep them from hurting others. I say let them live in their cages where they can't hurt anyone. If they never repent of their sins, God will administer the proper punishment in the afterlife (i.e eternal damnation), but if you cut them down now then all hope is lost of them ever getting saved.

Now God issued capital punishment in the OT, I realize that. And that's fine, God has the right to issue judgment whenever and wherever he wants to. He is God. He also knows if person X will ever repent should he live longer or not. God knows when looking at a person, that even if he were to give them hundreds more years to repent some people never would, but we don’t know that. We don’t know that if we were to let a particular murderer live a little bit longer whether they would receive Christ or not. Plus, I just don’t think we’re bound by the OT commandment to issue capital punishment. A lot of the Old Testament laws, we’re not bound to any longer. Really, I think we’re only bound to The 10 Commandments, and God’s prohibitions against beastiality, & incest. I think Jesus intended to convey that message when He told the Jews to “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone” when they wanted to stone the woman for adultery. Jesus let the adulteress live and she repented. But if He had let them go ahead and stone her, her soul most likely would NOT be where it is today. 

God let someone else who deserved the death penalty live as well. Remember Cain, Adam and Eve's son in the book of Genesis? Cain murdered his younger brother Abel out of jealousy because Abel was pleasing God and he wasn't and Cain hated him for that. God had mercy on Cain's soul. He could have destroyed his physical body and sent his soul to burn in the lake of fire (i.e Hell) but he didn't. God spared Cain's life and even placed a mark on Cain to warn others not to lay a hand on him. God promised that if anyone harmed Cain, He would avenge his death. God probably did this because He loved Cain in spite of his sin (just like He loves ALL of us in spite of our sins. Just like He loves me in spite of my sins. God wanted to give Cain time to get right with Him. He wanted to spend all eternity with Cain, just like He wants to spend all eternity with all of us. We don't know whatever happened to Cain *spiritually*. He may have repented and be in Heaven right now or may not have repented. But God spared his life for the sake of his eternal destiny. 

I wasn't always anti-death penalty. In fact, I used to be VERY pro-death penalty. I reveled in the thought of the destruction of human beings who would do such awful deeds. But ever since I received Christ, I've come to realize just how precious even the most evil, wretched, disgustingly twisted human being is to God. Because God because a man and suffered the horrific torture that we all deserve to go through in Hell. He took the torment for us so we wouldn't have to. Instead of reveling in their destruction, my soul aches and mourns for them. I have literally shed tears when I hear reports on the news that on that very day, a soul will be forever lost because they will be executed on that very day. However, on one occasion, a person DID get saved before they were executed. I praised Jesus because that person, although his physical life was taken from him, he will get it back again at the resurrection because he has placed his trust in Jesus Christ; the Creator of the universe...and had his sins absolved by the blood that He shed on the cross. 

I want everyone saved just like God does. I want people like James Holmes and others to have many, many, many years to repent and be saved from their sins. Yes, they don't deserve God's mercy. Yes, they deserve to die. Yes, they deserve to burn in Hell. But I also deserve to go to Hell. I have broken God's laws many, many times yet He has chosen to be tortured so that I wouldn't have to be. He chose to gave Himself up for me and for *anyone* who chooses to accept His offering of Salvation. 

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"For this reason the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his slaves. When he had begun to settle them, one who owed him ten thousand talents was brought to him. But since he did not have the means to repay, his lord commanded him to be sold, along with his wife and children and all that he had, and repayment to be made. So the slave fell to the ground and prostrated himself before him, saying, 'Have patience with me and I will repay you everything.' And the lord of that slave felt compassion and released him and forgave him the debt. But that slave went out and found one of his fellow slaves who owed him a hundred denarii; and he seized him and began to choke him, saying, 'Pay back what you owe.' So his fellow slave fell to the ground and began to plead with him, saying, 'Have patience with me and I will repay you.' But he was unwilling and went and threw him in prison until he should pay back what was owed. So when his fellow slaves saw what had happened, they were deeply grieved and came and reported to their lord all that had happened. Then summoning him, his lord said to him, 'You wicked slave, I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me. 'Should you not also have had mercy on your fellow slave, in the same way that I had mercy on you?' And his lord, moved with anger, handed him over to the torturers until he should repay all that was owed him. My heavenly Father will also do the same to you, if each of you does not forgive his brother from your heart." (Matthew 18:23-35) 

"There will be no mercy for those who have not shown mercy to others. But if you have been merciful, God will be merciful when he judges you." - James 2:13

"Make allowance for each other's faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others." - Colossians 3:13

"You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if someone wants to sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. If someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you. You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you." - Matthew 5:38-44 

"Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse." - Romans 12:14



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  1. Its better to be put to death quickly than raped in prison. So I am all in favor of the death penalty and against prison as "cruel and unusual punishment." As far as giving criminals a chance to repent, they've got plenty of time without us having to artificially increase it for them.

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    1. "Its better to be put to death quickly than raped in prison." -- Is it better to be raped in prison for a finite duration or to burn in Hell for eternity in suffering that has no end?

      "As far as giving criminals a chance to repent, they've got plenty of time without us having to artificially increase it for them." -- They don't if we cut them down. Fortunately, it's better nowadays than it used to be. Back in olden times as soon as someone was sentenced to death, IMMEDIATELY they took them out and hanged them. Now it takes about a decade after someone is sentenced to death before they're actually executed. Nevertheless, I'd hate to think of a possible reality where if we gave a person 1 more year to repent than what we gave them, they would have repented and would have gone to Heaven. We might give them 10 years to repent, when in reality, they would have repented in 11 or 12. As human beings with no foreknowledge or omnicience, we have no means no judge whether a person will ever come to repentence or not in this earthly life.

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  2. "I have broken God's laws many, many times..."

    This is the Calvinist equivalence between telling a little white lie and rape. "All sins are equal" -- no they aren't.

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  3. Why are you so concerned for a violent criminal burning in hell? They deserve too. And no, everyone doesn't deserve to. And no, hell is not infinite. Haven't you ever read Psalm 37:20 "The wicked...shall consume, shall consume away into smoke." The Christian position on hell is a joke. But its not a funny joke because it leads to all kinds of evil antimoral nonsense, most especially having compassion for rapists and murderers but never for good people.

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    1. “Why are you so concerned for a violent criminal burning in hell? They deserve too. And no, everyone doesn't deserve to." -- Umm...what Bible have you been reading? Of course everyone deserves to go to Hell. Everyone has sinned (Romans 3:23, Psalm 14:2-3, Job 9:2-4) and The Bible says that the wages of sin is death, spiritual death (Romans 6:23), but physical death too, since man was separated from the tree of life in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3:22). To say that there are people not deserving of God's wrath is close to heresy, in fact, I'd say it's not just close to heresy. It IS heresy. Now, of course, I agree with you that all sins are not equal in severity and because of this, I believe that the level of torment in Hell is different for each person. The friendly atheist will be on a much lesser level of torment that of Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin, but the fact remains is that all sin deserves eternal damnation. There is no sin too great for Jesus to forgive, but there is no sin so small that it won’t separate us from our Creator for eternity.

      Moreover, I care about whether or not he goes to Hell because God cares. The Bible says that God doesn’t want anyone to go to Hell, but for everyone to come to repentance and be saved (see 2 Peter 3:9, 1 Timothy 2:4 & Ezekiel 18:23). If God wants that, we should want that too. In fact, God so wants people to stay out of Hell that He took on human flesh and was scourged, whipped, beaten, tortured, and finally killed on a cross. Jesus died one of the most slow and torturous deaths a person could endure. Why? To keep all people out of Hell, all people who would repent at least. So you want to know why I’m so concerned for a violent criminal burning in Hell? Because Jesus was…to the extent of being willfully tortured on his behalf.

      “The Christian position on hell is a joke. But its not a funny joke because it leads to all kinds of evil antimoral nonsense, most especially having compassion for rapists and murderers but never for good people.” – NEVER for good people? What? The Bible teaches that we’re to be kind to all people, both good and bad. We are to love both our neighbors, like our friends and family and homeless people etc. (Mark 12:30-31), and we’re to love our enemies as well (see Matthew 5:38-44). I don’t know what kind of books on theology you’re reading, but they’re terribly misguided.

      You wrote “And as if repenting takes more than a few seconds. You don't need years to repent. That's retarded.” – If a man sins in 2013, there might come a time when The Lord gets a hold on him in 2030, his eyes are opened the truth and he bows his knee to Jesus and accepts Him as His Lord and Savior. But let’s say you execute him before that date in 2030. You killed him before God could get him to choose to repent. The soul goes to Hell and burns for eternity, whereas if you had only waited until 2030, he would have been saved. Now of course, this man may never repent. He may go his entire life feeling glad about what he did, but we don’t know that. We don’t know if he’ll carry his sin to his grave or not. Only God does. If the man never repents, too bad. Justice will be served in Hell. But if he repents in 2030, he’ll be saved and will spend all eternity in Heaven with his Creator just like God wanted for him.

      I didn’t become a Christian until September of 2009. If I had gotten in a car accident or struck by lightning before that date, I would have been forever lost. Same goes for these criminals. If they ever repent, God knows the exact date that they will repent. If you cut them down before then, they’ll be forever lost. God knows if they would have repented had you given them more time.

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    2. Of course it's true that the ACT of repentance only takes a minute, but I'm talking about a person coming to repentance. It only takes a minute to repent, but it might take years for God to persuade a person to repent by His resistible grace.

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    3. "Umm...what Bible have you been reading? Of course everyone deserves to go to Hell."

      That's idiotic, and in your heart of hearts you know it. Why does everyone deserve to go to hell? Because our ancestor ate an apple? Oh no, how horrible! We should burn forever for that! Why does everyone deserve to go to hell? Because God is a crazy lunatic who can't distinguish between small sins and big sins and punishment them proportionally as logic requires?

      I'll tell you what Bible I've been reading: The Old Testament. I no longer accept the New Testament as Scripture because its god is a deified Devil. The god of the New Testament is a glorified, deified, Hitler who wants to burn all human beings in his furnace eternally simply for being born human.

      The Old Testament doesn't teach an eternal conscious torment in hell AT ALL, much less for being born or for breaking one teeny tiny commandment. In fact, the Old Testament is clear that hell is only for the WICKED not everyone, and that it is annihilationism: Psalm 37:20 "The wicked shall be like the fat of lambs -- they shall consume, into smoke they shall consume away." In other words, all your rapists and murderers and such-like will burn into non-existence and the rest of us will go to heaven. The God of the Bible (aka Old Testament) is superior to the demon-god of the so-called "New Testament" which does not deserve to be references as part of the Bible.

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    4. “That's idiotic, and in your heart of hearts you know it. Why does everyone deserve to go to hell? Because our ancestor ate an apple? Oh no, how horrible! We should burn forever for that!” – That is a strawman argument. We don’t deserve Hell because Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit. We deserve Hell because we’ve committed sins of our own. Romans 5 says that although we inherited our sinful nature from Adam, we are not condemned to Hell for what Adam did, but rather we are condemned to Hell for what we did of our own volition.

      Romans 5:12 says “Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way DEATH CAME TO ALL PEOPLE BECAUSE ALL SINNED.” – This passage says that because Adam and Eve sinned, they were infected with an *illness* if you will (a sin nature) and because of this, when Adam and Eve reproduced, their sinful nature was passed on to their children, and this nature was passed onto Cain and Seth’s children (Seth is Adam’s youngest song) and this sin nature was passed on to their children and so on. Adam’s children sinned and then their children’s children sinned. This sin nature keeps getting passed on to each new generation. When I have kids, this same sinful nature will be passed onto them. At the end of the verse, Paul says that all men die, not because of Adam did, but because of what they did, and what we do. Of course, the only way to get redeemed is to accept Jesus’ substitution death on the cross for our sins. Those who reject Christ will not have Christ registered as their substitute (the one who took the penalty for their sins Himself), instead he will have to suffer for his own sins in Hell.

      In one sense though, you could say we ARE sent to Hell because of what Adam did, since we have our sinful nature and tendencies to fall into immorality because of what he did. In another sense though, God doesn’t condemn people because of what somebody else did. God will never say to the unbeliever “I’m sending you to a place of torment because of what 1 man did 50,000 years ago.” Instead, He will say to the non-Christian “I’m sending you to a place of torment because during your lifetime, you lied, cheated, stole, blasphemed me, took my name in vein etc. and did not take the only way of escaping your punishment” Romans 3:23 and Psalm 14:2-3 states, there is not a single human being on the face of the planet that hasn’t sinned.

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    5. “Why does everyone deserve to go to hell? Because God is a crazy lunatic who can't distinguish between small sins and big sins and punishment them proportionally as logic requires?” – As I’ve already stated, God does distinguish between large sins and small sins. That’s why, as I’ve already said, the relatively friendly atheist will be on a level of lesser torment that a desperately wicked person like Ariel Castro or Adolf Hitler. I believe there differing degrees of torment in Hell just like there are differing degrees of rewards in Heaven. Still though, eternal torment is eternal torment and this is still the worst thing that could ever happen to a person even if the level of torment that awaits them is not severe. Whether one moans in discomfort because of being placed in 80 degree Fahrenheit temperature or screaming in agony in being placed in 3,000 degree flames, pain is still pain. So therefore, the unbeliever should not take comfort in knowing he’s “not as bad” as someone else. For we all have fallen short of God’s morally perfect standard (Romans 3:23, Psalm 14:2-3, Job 9:2-4). And God is not some crazy lunatic. He is just in punishing inequity.

      You wrote “I'll tell you what Bible I've been reading: The Old Testament. I no longer accept the New Testament as Scripture because its god is a deified Devil. The god of the New Testament is a glorified, deified, Hitler who wants to burn all human beings in his furnace eternally simply for being born human.” – I find it odd that you said earlier that it’s anti-moral to not execute evil rapists and murders in order that they may avoid being sent to Hell (that they deserve to be punished) but it’s being a crazy lunatic to give an evil person exactly what he deserves. Which one is it? Is it evil to punish evil people or is it evil to have mercy on evil people. You can’t have it both ways.

      I also find it odd that you accept The Old Testament, but deny The New Testament. I take it then that you’re an adherent to Judaism?

      All men have sinned. God must punish sin. God doesn’t want to punish anyone for their sins and doesn’t HAVE TO punish anyone for their sins because He took the punishment for us by being crucified for us as a human being.

      God loves us like 20-30 times as much as as our parents (the GOOD ones) love us. In fact, when humans are born again John 1:12 says that we "gain the right to become CHILDREN OF GOD". So we're so precious to God that He considers us His children when we're reborn. But The Bible also says that God's love for us is never changing and that God loved us before the first star was even formed in the sky (before Creation). Since this is the case, He already loves us all as if we were His precious children (even Adolph Hitler and Osama Bin Laden).

      God feels deep sorrow when He has to send Human beings to Hell...the same way earthly parents mourn over the physical deaths of their children. With love, there is always heartbreak. And since God's love is the GREATEST love of all...then I imagine His heart-break is the greatest of them all too. If God wants all people saved (2 Peter 3:9) and everyone who gets saved becomes a child of God (John 1:12) then it follows that God loves all people in the same way a mother or father loves their children.

      My mother has told me before when I was very sick that she wished she could take on my pain and suffering so that I wouldn't have to endure it. I've heard other parents say similar things. The parents say things like that because they love their children so much that they can't stand to see them... suffer. They also mourn GREATLY when their children die because they loved them so much. Jesus was tortured viciously! He suffered one of the most slow deaths a person can experience so that human beings wouldn’t have to suffer excruciating pain in Hell.

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    6. There’s a story about a judge whose own son was brought before her for a crime he had committed. The judge felt a deep grief that her son would violate the laws upon which she based her entire life. Tears welled in her eyes and she listened painfully as the evidence against her son was presented. The courtroom sat in silence wondering how the judge would rule. Would she just give him a reprimand in an act of mercy? Would she give him the minimum penalty for the offense? Much to their surprise, she handed down the maximum fine, upholding the law to its fullest degree. The son was in shock, for he knew that he couldn’t pay the fine and was anguished at the thought of imprisonment. He looked up at her in disbelief. But then something happened that nobody expected. She stepped down from the bench, took off her judge’s robe, told her son how much she loved him and then paid, out of her own pocket, the fine she had just handed down. Not everyone understood what she had done. As a judge, she showed her commitment to honor the law, but she then stepped down from that seat of honor and to show her love for her child. Her son never understood the depth of his mother's commitment to the law until that moment, and, until that moment, he never knew the depth of his mother's love for him. He felt deep sorrow for the pain he had caused her and for those he had hurt by his act of crime. With his head bowed, and his tears flowing freely, he asked for her forgiveness, which she willingly gave to him.

      This story is actually an allegory for God’s relationship to us. Our crimes are our willful departure from the laws given us by God for the way we are to live. When we break those laws, God is grieved and pained. Inevitably there are natural consequences of our failings that hurt others, sometimes affecting lives for generations to come. This is why God's laws say that the penalty for sin is death. His holy nature demands that He not just let us off the hook or go easy on us. So what did He do? He came down from heaven to us in Jesus Christ to help us to understand His laws, to show us the depth of His love for us and to pay the price of our sin with His own life. Now suppose the man rejected his mother's money and no matter what she said to try to get him to change his mind, he refused to take the money to pay for his fine? Well, he would have to pay the price himself. Pay the fine or go to Jail. If he can't pay the fine, he's going to go to jail.

      Likewise, Christ can die for everyone but we have to accept His offer of salvation and repent. We have to live for God instead of for ourselves. We have to live as clean and pure lives as we possibly can instead of living a life of sin.

      The entire passage of Ezekiel 18 is relevant to this topic. In it, God is defending Himself against Israel’s accusations against God being unfair in His judgments (sort of like you are now). He says to Israel that it’s not HIS ways that are unfair, it’s THEIR ways. God basically says “Look, if you turn from your wicked deeds and trust in me, you’ll live, if you continue in your evil deeds, you’ll die. If you don’t want to die, all you have to do is repent. It’s that simple. That seems fair, doesn’t it?”

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    7. You wrote “The Old Testament doesn't teach an eternal conscious torment in hell AT ALL” – That doesn’t matter. The Old Testament doesn’t say anything about The Holy Trinity either (except in very subtle allusions). If the New Testament is the divinely inspired word of God (I’m not currently making the case for it in this discussion, but I’m just saying IF it is) then it doesn’t matter what’s not mentioned in The Old Testament. We can appeal to The New Testament for any data we need regarding the doctrine of Hell. Whether or not it is inspired is another story.

      You wrote “In fact, the Old Testament is clear that hell is only for the WICKED not everyone, and that it is annihilationism” – The Old Testament also says “God has looked down from heaven upon the sons of men To see if there is anyone who understands, Who seeks after God. Every one of them has turned aside; together they have become corrupt; There is no one who does good, not even one.” – Psalm 53:2-3

      Isaiah echoes the Psalmist by saying “All of us, like sheep, have strayed away. We have left God's paths to follow our own. Yet the LORD laid on him (the suffering servant) the sins of us all.” – Isaiah 53:6

      So even the Old Testament affirms that all are sinners. But I’d like to say for a 3rd time that The Bible also teaches that there are differing degrees of punishment in Hell, although not explicitly. Jesus said in Luke 10:13-14 “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles had been performed in Tyre and Sidon which occurred in you, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. BUT IT WILL BE MORE TOLLERABLE FOR TYRE AND SIDON THAN IT WILL BE FOR YOU.…” <-- Jesus says that Tyre and Sidon’s punishment will be more tolerable than Chorazin’s punishment, which seems to suggest that one punishment is more severe than the other.

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    8. Anyone who quotes Psalm 53:2-3 skipping verse 1, and makes it as if it is talking about all mankind, deserves to be severely punished by God. There's this thing called context. Verse 1 "The fool says in his heart, There is no God.” This limits all the following clause: "They are corrupt, and their ways are vile; there is no one who does good." No one of who? Of atheists. Besides this, he compares them to "my people" a little later on when he says "who eat up my people as they eat bread." Either you are a horrible liar and Scripture twister, or you're brainwashed by the same.

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    9. How have I twisted scripture? Psalm 53:1 doesn't negate the meaning of the 2 verses that come after it. It still affirms that all men are sinners. Verse 1 merely refers to one type of sinner (i.e atheists) whereas verses 2-3 expand to viewing humanity as a whole. The BEGINNING OF VERSE 2 says “God looks down from heaven on ALL mankind.” Both the NIV and the NLT use the word “all” as to the scope of people God is looking down on. Moreover, there are other texts of scripture which affirm the sinfulness of all human kind. Not just those 2 in the Psalms. 1 is in the New Testament, the other is in the Old Testament.

      Romans 3
      http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans%203&version=NIV

      "But how can a person be declared innocent in God’s sight? If someone wanted to take God to court, would it be possible to answer him even once in a thousand times? For God is so wise and so mighty. Who has ever challenged him successfully?" - Job 9:2-4

      Kirk Cameron once interview a bunch of people on the street and listed each one of the 10 commandments to them and asked if they ever broke the one he just listed. Not a single person was able to say in all honesty that had not broken the commandments. They could say they hadn't broken SOME of the commands, but nobody got off Scott Free. All of them broke at least 3 or 4 of the commandments in their lifetime. And if you have sinned at least once in your life, then you are a sinner in need of a Savior. Fortunately God has provided a sacrifice for our sins; Himself. He Himself took our punishment in His place. All we need to do is turn to Him in repentance and we can receive that forgiveness.

      "Let the wicked forsake their ways and the unrighteous their thoughts. Let them turn to the LORD, and he will have mercy on them, and to our God, for he will freely pardon." - Isaiah 55:7

      "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness." - 1 John 1:9

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    10. You may have to copy/paste that URL of the Bible Gateway website. Links don't seem to work in Blogspot comments for some reason. :/

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  4. And as if repenting takes more than a few seconds. You don't need years to repent. That's retarded.

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