Death Penalty Repeal Gains Support from Latino Evangelicals

Roman Catholics, Latino and African American Evangelicals share a common opposition to capital punishment. White Evangelicals are key religious supporters of capital punishment, which remains legal in 32 states. In tension would be biblical teaching on the topic, which clearly supports capital punishment (e.g., Paul’s comments about the sword in Romans 10 and numerous laws in the Books of Moses), and issues of justice since bias and legal processes have been proven to be unfair in some cases. It is worth noting that St. Paul himself died from capital punishment. According to tradition, he was beheaded under the emperor Nero.

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Thinking about the Church Fathers

An essay by Baptist theologian John Aloisi on how he, as a modern Evangelical, thinks about the church fathers. When Aloisi writes that you would be hard pressed to find pre-Reformation Fathers saying we are saved by grace through faith alone, he might recall Ephesians 2:8-9, “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” The Fathers knew this passage and commented on it.

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