In the old
dispensation, how was an idolater punished?
"And thou shalt stone him with stones, that he die;
because he hath sought to thrust thee away from the LORD thy God, which
brought thee out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage."
What was done to a
"And he that blasphemeth the name of the LORD, he shall surely
be put to death, and all the congregation shall certainly stone him:
as well the stranger, as he that is born in the land, when he blasphemeth
the name of the LORD, shall be put to death." Leviticus 24:16.
How was a perverse
"If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey
the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and that, when they
have chastened him, will not hearken unto them: Then shall his father and
his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out unto the elders of his city,
and unto the gate of his place; And they shall say unto the elders of his
city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice;
he is a glutton, and a drunkard. And all the men of his city shall stone
him with stones, that he die: so shalt thou put evil away from among
you; and all Israel shall hear, and fear." Deuteronomy 21:18-21.
What punishment was
inflicted upon an adulterer?
"And the man that committeth adultery with another man's wife,
even he that committeth adultery with his neighbour's wife, the adulterer
and the adulteress shall surely be put to death." Leviticus 20:10.
Has the death
penalty for sin really been abolished?
"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal
life through Jesus Christ our Lord." Romans 6:23.
Why is not the old
penalty executed in this dispensation by gospel ministers?
"Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did
beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to
God." 2 Corinthians 5:20.
To whom does
"Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place
unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith
the Lord." Romans 12:19.
To whom has the
execution of the death penalty for sin been committed?
"For as the Father hath life in himself; so
hath he given to the Son to have life in himself; And hath given him
authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man." John
And when will He
"And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these,
saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, To
execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among
them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of
all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against
him." Jude 1:14,15.