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JESUS SAYS:  DEATH PENALTY FOR CHILD MOLESTERS

 

 

Copyright April 18, 2005 6:53 PM CST

By Dr. Michael J. Bisconti

 

 

 

Here are three passages in the Bible where Jesus talks not only about child molesters but also about anyone who harms a child in any way:

 

Matthew 18:5-6  says:

 

And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.  But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.

 

Mark 9:42 says:

 

And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.

 

Mark 9:42 says:

 

And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.

 

A millstone is a rock that weighs more than a truck.  In all of the verses above, Jesus says, in effect, that the punishment awaiting a child molester is worse than their being chained to a truck and then being dropped into a deep body of water.  Jesus is telling us that their punishment will be WORSE THAN A HORRIBLE DEATH.  Jesus is also telling us in the verses above that we need a death penalty law for child molesters.

 

Now, there are some who will say, “But Jesus is all about forgiveness.”  To which we reply, “First, didn’t you read the verses above, and second, it is true that Jesus is all about forgiveness BUT THAT IS NOT ALL HE IS ABOUT.”  Jesus is not only the God of religion.  Jesus is also the God of government.  Jesus said in Matthew 22:21:

 

Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's.

 

Caesar, of course, was the head of the government of Jesus time.  In this verse, Jesus tells us that there are “the things of Caesar [the things of government]” and “the things of God [the things of God’s rulership of all things, including government].”  As Christians we are to follow the things of God, which includes forgiving everyone for anything they have done, even as far as forgiving a child molester for what they have done,…

 

…BUT AT THE SAME TIME WE ARE TO ENFORCE THE “THINGS OF GOVERNMENT”.  IN OTHER WORDS, WE ARE TO ENFORCE THE LAW.  JESUS TOLD US WHAT THE LAW SHOULD BE:  THE DEATH PENALTY FOR CHILD MOLESTERS.  THEREFORE, WE MUST SUPPORT THE DEATH PENALTY FOR ALL CHILD MOLESTERS.

 

Footnote:  we don’t mean to pick on the Roman Catholic Church but it insists that it is right about everything and, more important, its influence is so far-reaching that we must comment on its position on the death penalty.  The Roman Catholic Church is against the death penalty for anyone.  How horrible!  More important, this is a direct violation of the teaching of Jesus.  This, again, shows the difference between the Roman Catholic Church and Bible-Believing Churches.  The Roman Catholic Church gives HUMAN THINKING final authority.  Bible-Believing Churches give THE BIBLE final authority.  Who are you going to trust TO HAVE FINAL AUTHORITY?  The Bible, the very Word of God, or some religious person, susceptible to all of the failings of a human being, including uncertainty, confusion, bewilderment, delusion, delirium, insanity, hatred, envy, jealously, pride, avarice, promiscuousness, etc., etc. and need we remind anyone about the child-molesting priests?  Finally, lest anyone think that we hate Roman Catholics, we remind everyone that we know many good, decent, law-abiding Roman Catholics.  In fact, many of our relatives are Roman Catholic.  We thank God that, over the years, many of these relatives have left the Roman Catholic Church and have converted to Christianity.