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Did Jesus repudiate capital punishment when He refused to seek the death of an adulterous woman?

Passages like Romans 13:4 present a good case for capital punishment, for the passage says, “for it [the government] does not bear a sword for nothing; for it is a minister of God, an avenger who brings wrath upon the one who practices evil” (nasb). In John 8 a woman is caught in an adulterous situation, which was cause for stoning according to the Mosaic Law. Yet Jesus did not seek her death, but rather forgave her sin. Did Jesus thereby reject capital punishment?

John 7:53 - 8:11

ESV - 53 [[They went each to his own house. 1 But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.

Clarify Share Report Asked March 10 2022 My picture Jack Gutknecht

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