The issue of the death penalty has returned to the forefront of most American’s minds with the execution of Tookie Williams last night. Scot McKnight offers a well-thought post on the death penalty. Here’s a piece of what he says:
“My view is that the death penalty is just, especially in American jurisprudence, but Christians should oppose the death penalty.”
This isn’t double-talk, but the recognition that although our legal system may be just, Jesus deconstructs legal systems based singularly on justice. Rather, God’s kingdom mingles justice and redemption. And that is what God’s people must embody upon the earth.