Some of you may be wondering why Briana has been silent on the execution of the DC Sniper, John Allen Mohammed. Capitol punishment is indeed a sticky issue of which there is no right or wrong view. The bible tells us that "the wages of sin is death" (Rom. 6:23) and there is no other interpretation of this truth that can be misconstrued in any way. The bible also tells us that "we reap what we sow," (Gal. 6:7-9) which also speaks plainly and without error. In short, we choose our own fates. This is the basis of free will. If we choose to sin - we also choose to die. Some of us choose to die spiritually, some choose to die emotionally, and some choose to die physically. When John Allen Mohammed fired his first shot at one of God's own - he chose to die. Instead of confessing, repenting and turning himself in - he choose to continue on thus sealing his fate with every shot. Was is it right to execute him? Some will say yea and some will say nay but the laws of the land will always prevail. The law of the land says his actions warranted his death sentence and the Law of God says "thou shalt not kill." In Christ, one died for all. In John Allen Mohammed, one died for ten. The difference? Christ died for our sins while Mohammed died for his own.
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