Adonai said to Moshe, “Say to the people of Israel, ‘If someone from the people of Israel or one of the foreigners living in Israel sacrifices one of his children to Molech, he must be put to death; the people of the land are to stone him to death.”-Leviticus 20:1-2
There is one principle God teaches in His Torah that people feel uncomfortable with.
That principle is this:
Ending the life of a person who unjustly takes the lives of others actually saves life.
When the death penalty is properly applied to a murderer, two important things are achieved.
First, God’s justice has been served.
Second, the dangerous person who had a tendency to go around killing people is no longer a threat.
It is only man’s twisted thinking about compassion that says we should allow a murderer to live.
When we choose NOT to properly execute a murderer, we are elevating our own fleshly and human wisdom above the Lord’s commands.
And when we do that, we have effectively sided with the murderer at the expense of the victim and possibly future victims.
Do you want to know why violence is increasing in our society?
It’s because the murderously violent are allowed to live and harm more life.
We have a retarded revolving door justice system that gives a criminal multiple chances to harm more innocent people when the Lord say the life of the violator should be terminated, no questions asked.
This is the chaos that ensues when we allow our human sympathies to override God’s HOLY commands.
In our twisted logic we think it is better that many innocent suffer rather than one guilty person be put to death.
Now don’t misunderstand me and think I’m advocating vigilante justice nor suggesting that we blatantly disobey the laws of whatever respective country we’re currently living in.
Ultimately all manmade justice systems should be based on God’s Laws and Commands.
When a society ignores God’s Torah, the inevitable result is that more life is damaged and/or lost than saved, and we are witnessing this very thing happening before our eyes in our society right now.
Again, it is important that we all obey the laws of the land.
And more importantly, it is important to do our best to put people into power who value God’s laws MORE THAN man’s intellect.
But here’s the problem.
How do we that if we come to the conclusion that the TORAH has been done away with and no longer has validity for our lives in this 21st century?
The TORAH is the source document that defines right and wrong for meting out proper justice.
It teaches us how to obtain and maintain HOLINESS.
It is the very blueprint that shows us how to achieve peace with God and His creation.
If that document is rendered null and void, we have nowhere else to go to but to our own fallen intellects to determine right from wrong, and looking at the history of the human race from its inception to the present day, I think it’s pretty obvious that relying on human wisdom to achieve peace has been a disaster of gargantuan proportions.
It is the doing away of God’s Law that has been the biggest problem for not only the institutional church but for the world in general as well.