In the old dispensation,
how was an idolater punished?
"And thou shalt stone him with stones, that he die; be- cause 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." Deut. 13:6-10.
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." Lev. 24:16.
How was a perverse son
"If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the
voice of his father, or the voice of his mother,... all the men of his city
shall stone him with stones, that he die." Deut.21:18-21.
What punishment was
inflicted upon an adulterer?
"The adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death."
Has the death penalty for
sin really been abolished?
"For the wages of sin is death." Rom. 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." 2 Cor. 5:20.
To whom does vengeance
"Vengeance is Mine. I will repay, saith the Lord." Rom. 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 5:26, 27.
And when will He execute
"And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying,
Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousand of His saints, to execute judgment
upon all." Jude 14-15.