EWTN Catholic Q&A
Scripture
Question from Carol Beauchamp on 10-23-2013:

In Genesis 9:6 it says 'if anyone shed the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed; for in the image of God has man been make.' Is this saying that God condones Capitol Punishment??

Answer by Judie Brown on 10-24-2013:

Carol

God is never indifferent to the taking of a human life, whether that person is on death row or in the womb. So no, I do not think the quote is God's acceptance of Capitol Punishment.

Judie Brown

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