Do we have the Right to Judge Criminals?
I was looking at CNN.com this evening and I saw an article about a serial rapist that not only raped many women, but killed most of them.
The is horrible and very sad story. This man not only ruined some women’s lives; he took the lives away from some of them.
What should we do about it? In the old days the vigilantes took care of it. They went to the criminals house and hung him from the nearest tree.
Would that make us feel better? Should we go back to being the judge and jury?
The answer is that there is only one supreme court judge, and that is God. We can convict people under our current law system, and that is far as we can go. We can’t even judge them in our minds according to the Bible.
Roman 2:1 Says, “You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge the other, you are condemning your self, because you who pass judgment do the same things.”
Wow! That is pretty heavy words from Paul, a man who was persecuting Christians himself at one time.
If you remember Paul had a rather rude awakening on the road to Damascus on day. He heard Jesus say, “Why are you persecuting my people?” Paul fell flat on his face, and his life changed right there on the spot.
We have been there haven’t we? We have sinned and we felt to conviction of the Lord in our heart, and we fell on our faces too.
I suggest to you that we as born sinners leave the judgments up to God, and try to0 bring peace in our own hearts.
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