US Justice System Spits on God’s Law (Again)

“Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.”
Genesis 9:6

It is quite common for conservative Christians to point to the legalization of abortion and even sodomy as crimes for which God will judge our nation. While this is undoubtedly true, another crime rarely gets the same degree of attention: the completely unbiblical practice of not executing murderers.

Requiring the death penalty for murderers is one of the most fundamental principles of Biblical law. This requirement was given by God to Noah and his sons following the flood, and the reason for the requirement is clearly stated: because men are made in God’s image, therefore someone who violates this image through committing murder must be put to death.

Our country’s absurd system of life imprisonment (or often much shorter sentences) and endless, decades-long appeals on death row is an affront to God.

This absurdity is highlighted by a recent decision by the Supreme Court regarding a murderer whose lawyers claim can no longer remember his crime:

“The Supreme Court sent a case concerning a death row inmate, who claims he can no longer remember his crimes because of several strokes he had while in prison, back down to the lower courts to take a second look…

States are forbidden from executing individuals whose mental state precludes them from understanding the reason for punishment.”

From an earlier article reporting on the original stay:

“Madison has been convicted three times in the shooting of Mobile police Cpl. Julius Schulte, who was responding to a April 1985 domestic disturbance call. Madison, who was on parole, sneaked up behind Schulte and shot him twice in the head, according to court documents. He also shot his girlfriend, who survived her wounds.

At his first and second trials, Madison argued that he was not guilty because he was mentally ill. At his third trial, he argued self-defense.”

The death penalty was imposed on Madison in 1994, and yet somehow he has been allowed to live for decades.

This case is a clear example of fallen man attempting to deny and circumvent God’s law. There is nothing in the Bible to suggest that a murderer must remember his crimes in order to be executed. The penalty is based on the severity of the crime, not the inner thoughts of the criminal.

The Bible tells us that innocent blood cries out to God for vengeance (Genesis 4:10), and we put our entire community at risk when we refuse to execute this judgment according to God’s Word.


  1. Doug

    “…the reason for the requirement is clearly stated: because men are made in God’s image, therefore someone who violates this image through committing murder MUST be put to death.” Note, no plea deals.

    The right penalty for killing the image of God is death (body); the righteous penalty for killing the incarnation of God is the second death (soul). 2 Thes 1:9 “These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power”

    Our society disobeys God’s Laws to its our peril, but rest assured He will not miss one judgement and punishment. 2 Pet 3:7 “But the heavens and the earth which are now preserved by the same word, are reserved for fire until the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.”

    “…Madison claims he can no longer remember his crimes…” Don’t worry, God won’t forget.

  2. Paul

    It is not vain recollection of the history of murder in the Land of the Free. But I can not forget. Whether this is my plea for justice or the Law of retribution I do not know. I f man is indeed the image of God he has repudiated it or god is Satan .

    In Florida we are known not only for our many murders but our corrupt governments which seem to thrive together. Ted Bundy was arrested in Florida after murdering Florida U. students in Gainesville . I do not remember who or how many since there has been so many murders in sunshine state in Gainesville subsequent to this.

    However after conviction he was held in reserve for 15 years even though Florida has or had capital punishment. Seems the liberals thought Ted’s life was also in the image of God ; they in religious zeal abhorred his leaving us. Or were waiting on ex post facto law to save him. The young girls , whom he murdered were just nameless victims and with no social or political significance .

    Before I left FLorida 2008 a 9 year old girl, named Jessica Lunsford had captured the fertile imagination of a fine, liberal neighbor. He would be Freud’s and Kinsey’s close friend . He had a eclectic love so passionate that he abducted the child , “had his way with her ” maybe while reading Freud or Kinsey and then nicely buried her alive with her Teddy bear. Then he absconded to Georgia and pled later with FLorida lawyers for insanity . The lawyers were insane but the murder quite lucid.

    Poor Jeb Bush , the governor did not know what to do . Since politicians don’t do anything and he was in a dilemma since their was a similar murder simultaneously also in the heaven called FLorida. He was executed eventually like Ted Bundy . But there are good qualities in everyone as Nancy Pelosi says . I do not remember either Ted or Cooey (sic) ever saying the N word and since Ted Bundy was a pornography addict , which he explained as an obsession , which ultimately consummates in murder , he certainly is not anti Semitic.

    Remember John Huckabee, who while governor of Arkansas commuted or pardon a fine, black man , who was unjustly discriminated against and punished for small crimes and misdemeanor . In his case, armed robbery. The fellow celebrated his good luck in Washington state . Here he murdered 4 police officers peacefully having lunch . Then Huckabee’s hero fled to be killed in an exciting gun fight later .

    Did the Governor Huckabee repent ? Was he arrested and tried for murder ? No, he campaigns for president . Today his daughter is spokesman for the president which shows that, good deeds are appreciated in Washington town.

    Then there was the nice , young, but persecuted black man whom judges released from being naughty. He visited the liberal town of Clemson, S.C. where he celebrated his freedom from oppression in FLorida by raping and murdering a young co-ed. Could go and on but anyone but a liberal can see justice and love are no longer with us .

    Justice is protecting the innocent . The victim one can not help only the living. Castration , execution for armed robbery or rape and yes my favourite , treason —————- hang them . But then we’d have no government nor criminals to protect and slobber over!

  3. Doug

    Paul, I like your montage of American judicial failures.

    We obviously won’t see justice in our land anytime soon (Pro 28:5 “Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the Lord understand it completely.”). You correctly point out that as the government becomes more corrupt, the courts do too. The populous are sadly catching up fast (Isa 5:20 “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!”).

    I’ve always agreed with the old saying, “Send them to God and let Him figure it out.” This saying always brings me back to Romans 12:19 “Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”
    I don’t believe this verses means that we are not to execute judgement and penalty on earth ourselves but let your anger rest and realize that God will exact the perfect punishment on the guilty to satisfy His Law. Recognizing that we don’t have the capability to do what He sees as right, knowing that He is more disgusted by evil than we ever could be, and He will act more harshly than we possibly could.
    I take great consolation in that whatever is unjust on earth will be properly paid in eternity with no corruption, loop holes or escape.

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