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Gulah Papyrus
Jan 2nd 2009, 08:46 PM
Why isn't Genesis 4:15 considered a mandate against capital punishment?

15 And the LORD said to him, “Therefore, whoever kills Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold.” And the LORD set a mark on Cain, lest anyone finding him should kill him.

Brother Mark
Jan 2nd 2009, 10:16 PM
Because God later changed that in Genesis and instituted the death penalty.

5And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man's brother will I require the life of man. 6Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.

Gulah Papyrus
Jan 2nd 2009, 10:22 PM
Very well, thank you. I am on day 2 of my 'Gen to Rev in a year' program...I guess I would have been able to answer tis question myself by Monday.;)