Chuck Colson's Capital Punishment

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In his article “Capital Punishment: A Personal Statement,” Chuck Colson lays out the arguments for which he has gone from opposing the death penalty to supporting it. Before, he used to think that the government should not have to power to enforce the death sentence, lest they kill an innocent person on accident. Now that he is a Christian, he has begun to waver in that belief. Colson has begun to accept that there are situations in which the death penalty is the correct punishment, such as in cases where “no other punishment can satisfy the demands of justice.” Colson explains that without due punishment, society would fall into chaos. Even Jesus went so far as to accept the death penalty personally. For this reason, capital punishment is

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