Discussion Board: Capital Punishment and the Bible


The student will complete 4 Discussions in this course. The student will post one thread of 300 – 
500 words by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Thursday day of the assigned Module: Week. For each thread, students must support their assertions with at least 1 scholarly citations in current APA format and quote 1 Scripture in support of the thread. Each reply must incorporate at least 1 scholarly citation in current APA format. Any sources cited must have been published within the last five years. Acceptable sources include scholarly journals (not the textbook but should include the Bible, etc.).

Discussion Board Thread:

Capital punishment or “the death penalty” is a frequently debated punishment in the United States. Throughout the history of the United States, support for the death penalty has gone back and forth.
Please discuss the following:

What is the origin and biblical basis for the death penalty?
Is there a difference between the Old and New Testament approaches to the death penalty?
Does the death penalty provide a valid punishment option in today’s society?