Capital punishment

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Capital punishment is the execution by the state of a prisoner for a capital crime. Capital punishment is also commonly known of as the death penalty. In the Old Testament, capital punishment was the punishment for murder (Num. 35:16), adultery (Lev. 20:10), incest (Lev. 20:11), bestiality (Lev. 20:15), homosexuality (Num. 18:22), etc.

See the article What does the New Testament say about capital punishment?


About The Author

Matt Slick is the President and Founder of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry.