Saturday, December 30, 2006

Saddam is dead

Despite the Roman Catholic view that the death penalty is against God, God's Word speaks clearly about the subject.

Lawful government, as God's servant, may execute criminals. Referring to the governing authority, Paul writes in Romans, "for he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer." (ESV - Romans 13:4)

An evil man is dead. May the people of Iraq move forward in peace! Better yet, may the new-found freedoms in Iraq allow the Gospel to be proclaimed within its borders.