Richard T. Fowler

Offering Christian and Christ-centered commentary about climate- and energy-related issues.

Why We Should Not Punish Any Pedophile or Killer

Wow, what a question , huh?

I sure didn’t think a week ago that I’d be putting {{up}} a post with that title!

But the question is timely, so here is my answer. It shouldn’t be necessary for me to state this, since I stated it before in so many different ways. But, some people’s ears are so stopped up because they just don’t want to hear the truth, and as a consequence of this, they make up their own “truth” about what I believe, in an unscientific way.

The answer to the question is:

“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: [. . .] casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into capacity {{captivity}} every thought to the obedience of Christ ; and having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.” From II Corinthians 10:3-6.


2 responses to “Why We Should Not Punish Any Pedophile or Killer

  1. geran 2015/06/17 12:39 at 12:39

    1) Your “question” is not a question. It is not even a complete sentence. It would qualify as a “topic” or a “title”, but not a “question”. (You didn’t even use a question mark!)

    2) Your “answer” is not an answer. Your “topic” appears to be about punishing heinous criminals, but the Bible passage you quote is talking about “spiritual warfare”, not criminal acts. (Paul is specifically referring to his own “battles”, defending his ministry.)

    [Snip — gratuitous personal attack. RTF]

    • Richard T. Fowler 2015/06/17 14:21 at 14:21

      The passage is about warfare in the flesh, and why “we” don’t do it. The word “we” indicates who it is talking about. While it is true that Paul and his traveling party are sometimes referred to as “we”, in this case, it is quite clear that he means the entire Church.

      Warfare in the flesh is the opposite of spiritual warfare. There is other scripture about this.

      There are dozens of biblical passages which demonstrate the same conclusion that this one does about punishment or retaliation. I picked one. I could have listed all of them, but it shouldn’t be necessary. As I indicated, I’ve already made it clear in other ways before.

      The reference to spiritual warfare is the exact opposite of reality. The passage in question seeks to enjoin something, not to approve it. You should read more carefully before drawing conclusions about things that you have little to no experience with.

      The term “question” was used in the abstract, to refer to an implied question. You are one of the great majority of people alive today who, for reasons I won’t get into now, have little to no ability to draw inferences. God willing, that will change.

      Now listen to me very carefully. Based on your preferred mode of conduct, this is not the place for you. You have already been informed you are not welcome here, and you agreed to stop commenting. If you had corrected your conduct with this comment, that might have changed. But you continue to behave in a hateful fashion. You need to stop commenting. Based on your current conduct, refusing to respect my request for you to leave a private location, you are considered a cyberstalker, a hostile trespasser on this location, and for that reason you are not welcome to comment.

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