Moses, the greatest spokesman for God said these words, “Appoint judges and officials for each of your tribes in every town the Lord your God is giving you, and they shall judge the people fairly. Do not pervert justice or show partiality. Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and twists the words of the righteous. Follow justice and justice alone, so that you may live and possess the land the Lord your God is giving you”(Deuteronomy 16:18-20). To legislators that think they know better than God, Jesus asked this question, “And why do you break the commandment of God for your tradition?” (Matthew 15:3). The command in question was and still is, “You shall not kill!” (Exodus 20:13). Vengeance is the Lord’s and He shall repay (Deuteronomy 32:35; Romans 12:19).
Our humanistic and progressive lawmakers have by removing the fear of God and by disarming the citizens opened the door to rampant revenge by deranged individuals. Our legal system is far too lenient on hardened criminals. When a gunman mows down people like weeds and demands Miranda rights (let the dead read him his rights), it is evident that our legal system is in jeopardy and on the brink of collapsing. When killers are allowed to live in accommodations that most of the people in this land cannot afford and at the expense of the victim’s survivors, then that nation will go bankrupt and chaos will result. It is inconceivable how a nation can legalize the abortion of the innocent and go to excessive lengths to keep lethal criminals alive. It is incomprehensible that criminals (not killers) are not employed and held accountable for the hurt and damage they have caused. How can it be rational when justice serves the criminals and not the victims? How can it be justice when jail sentences resemble vacations?
The argument that killing is inhumane and un-Christian is unfounded and detrimental. The gentle and merciful Jesus did not come to abort the law so that killers are kept safe in secure places (Matthew 5:17). He told his own follower that if they want to live by the sword then they must be willing to die by it (Matthew 26:52). The methods that evil murderers use are the same methods that a state is required to use against them (Matthew 7:2). God has licensed and empowered governments to punish annihilators with the sword (Romans 13:4). It is the government and not individuals that has power over life and death. Good or God fearing governments will administer justice where justice is due (Isaiah 59:9-15). Of course, atheistic liberals do no longer walk in the footprints of the founders of this nation. We are all guilty for having allowed liberals to impose their rulings on us.
What then did Jesus mean that his followers were not to demand an “eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth?” Instead they were to turn the other cheek, give up their coat and go the second mile (Matthew 7:38-42). These words were directed at his disciple on a mission, they could ill afford to be entangled with people that could cause their demise. They were not commissioned to use the sword but the word (John 17:20). Christians and all good citizens should be able to trust their government for doing what is just and right. Paul urged his Roman followers to submit to the authorities and do what is right for commendation and be prepared to accept punished for doing what is wrong (Romans 13:1-5). How much more than Paul in Rome, should we assist our government in curtailing in our midst humans with evil intentions. It is unbecoming of us to hang blame on others. Political leaders that have incited revolutions have used criminals to overthrow societies like ours. Could this be the ulterior motive for our progressive socialistic liberals that know how to capitalize on fiascos?
Is there a way out? There always is, but are our legislators and courts willing to return to the one law that can deter killers? The Sixth Commandment is a remedy for killers. King Jehoshaphat of Judah faced a similar lawless situation and gave this advice, “Consider carefully what you do, because you are not judging for man but for God, who is with you whenever you give a verdict. Now let the fear of the Lord be upon you. Judge carefully, for with the Lord our God there is no injustice or partiality or bribery” (II Chronicles 19:6-7). Please read Matthew chapter 23 and get a sense of what Jesus had in mind.