Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 28 December 2014

Death penalty must be right

I cannot agree with the ethics set forth by Amnesty International regarding the death penalty (Write Back, August 14) because they are based on human reasoning.

I prefer to accept the instructions laid down by the giver of life, God Himself.

He and He alone is eligible to decide the punishment for those who have destroyed His life. Genesis 9:6 reads: “Who so sheddeth man’s blood by man shall his blood be shed for in the image of God made he man.”

This command has never been rescinded.

EDWARD D CARSON

Ballynahinch

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