Punishment – 2

Death Penalty – Country
 China 2,000+
 Iran 977+
 Pakistan 326
 Saudi Arabia 158+
 United States 28
 Iraq 26+
 Somalia 25+
 Egypt 22+
 Indonesia 14
 Chad 10
 Yemen 8+
 Taiwan 6
 Sudan 5+
 Bangladesh 4
 Singapore 4
 Japan 3
 Sudan 3
 Jordan 2
 Oman 2
 Afghanistan 1
 India 1
 United Arab Emirates 1
 Malaysia Unknown
 North Korea Unknown
 Vietnam Unknown



Capital Punishment is wrong for a number of reasons:

– it is inhuman

– it is discriminatory

– often follows an unfair trial

– many are wrongly murdered

– who gives the right to someone to take the murderer’s life?

– there is no evidence that it deters crime

– for those who are Christians, if you believe in the death penalty, then you need to apply it to the following

  • children who disobey their parents
  • Whoever curses his father or his mother shall be put to death
  • Whoever strikes his father or his mother shall be put to death
  • Whoever lies with an animal shall be put to death
  • If you work on the Sabbath, you must be put to death, etc, etc

Jesus came to fulfil the Law by dying on the Cross for all our sins.

Most countries have now abolished the Death Penalty.

Methods of Capital Punishment:

  • Hanging
  • Firing Squad
  • Beheading
  • Lethal Injection
  • Electrocution
  • Gas Chamber
  • Stoning