Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Governments and Capital Punishment

This last Sunday, our topic was the interaction of citizens with their government, coming from our discussion of Romans 13 at Calvary Christian Assembly in Seattle. Two blog postings somewhat "framed" this for me: before our discussion, I had just read this post quoting John Frame on the ChurchLeaders blog, where he says that "The mission of the church was nothing less than to establish a new world order." Just this morning I read a post from Ben Witherington on governments and capital punishment. He argues that while governments may commit acts of capital punishment (and this could be done rightly or wrongly), Christians should not be involved in such.

So, what do you think?