What does the Bible say about torture?


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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
Torture can be defined as "the infliction of intense pain to punish, to coerce, or to derive sadistic pleasure." Of course, sadism is never appropriate or just, but what about punishment or coercio...

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Open uri20160825 6966 rhyaou John Matthews Semi-Retired Professional Singer, Conductor and Seeker
The Bible says, in every case, that torture is a thing to be feared because of the pain it causes. Matthew 24:9, Hebrews 11:35, Hebrews 13:3, Revelation 9:5 The alluding to torture has a very negative connotation in Scripture.

Governments, on the other hand, use torture to punish and to extract information. Does Romans 13:1-5 give them authority to use torture?

I have a tough time accepting that God puts all leaders in place all over the world. The atrocities committed on behalf of governments, dictators and despots cannot be what Jesus would condone.

I would venture to say that torture, in every situation, be it individual or governmental is not according to the will of God.

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