What Judge has the wisdom and authority to decide a person is “Irredeemable?” What are the two clues to discern the answer to this conundrum question?
The Chicago Tribune article titled: Pair convicted of killing US Rep Danny Davis’s grandson both sentenced to 30 years in prison, contained this statement:
“Prosecutors argued both of them could be considered irredeemably corrupted with no potential for rehabilitation,”
“both reported histories of physical and sexual abuse, and grew up in violent communities — could contribute to impulsive and aggressive behavior as teens, he said.”
The Purpose of This Post
Is to relate Old Testament vs. New Testament verses to understand the difference of Wisdom and Love to help solve the clue to this conundrum. Who or what circumstances will decide when and how a person may change from being considered “irredeemably corrupted with no potential for rehabilitation?”
Eye for an Eye – Old Testament
The ultimate Biblical meaning of ‘eye for eye’ is clear. God will repay those who do wrong using the same principle of fairness expressed in his law (Matthew 7:2, Luke 6:38, Colossians 3:25, etc.). Governments, if they want to administer fair and just punishment, should also follow God’s laws. We should not seek vengeance or seek to repay someone in the same way or magnitude they harmed us (Romans 12:21).
King Solomon – Old Testament
A man that doeth violence to the blood of any person shall flee to the pit; let no man stay him. (Proverb 28:17)
Luke 23:41 – New Testament
40But the other one rebuked him, saying, “Do you not even fear God, since you are under the same judgment? 40But the other one rebuked him, saying, “Do you not even fear God, since you are under the same judgment? 41 We are punished justly, for we are receiving what our actions deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.” 42Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when You come into Your kingdom!” 43And Jesus said to him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.”…
What’s My Point?
If we discern the above clues, we may believe that capital punishment is condoned by the Bible if decided by a just punishment by a Government authority.
New Testament Bible faith believers may also discern that Jesus Christ remark is the clue that he has the power to forgive a trespass and decide who may enter paradise.
However, if we discern the present circumstance of the sentence and statement made to judge the defendants to 30 years because the prosecutor’s statement that they are irreconcilable.
My point is to ask what two clues that would discern the above verses that would determine what must be believed by mortals, not Jesus Christ, which would change the two plaintiffs convicted with murder for a pair of Nike shoes to become reconcilable or may have prevented them from killing the victim.
The First Clue – was introduced to the above Bible verses which both of the criminals understood, yet still engaged in criminal acts that government authorities decided a just punishment of their death was justified.
The clues in the Old Testament of the Bible are to understand the meaning of this following King Solomon Wisdom Verse.
Fear of the Lord is the beginning of Wisdom. (Proverb 9:10)
The Second Clue – was introduced when one of the criminals became aware of his guilt and so recognized “he knew God” and asked for forgiveness from a higher authority than mortal government who convicted Jesus Christ for his actions to teach Spiritual Love and Wisdom to the world.
“Early church writer Didymus the Blind (313-398 AD) mentions that often in the Scriptures, the word “know” means not just being aware of something but having personal experience of it. Jesus did not “know” sin, not because He was unaware of what it is but because he never committed it Himself. In other words, Jesus would not be able to keep from sinning if He didn’t know what sin was. For although He is like us in every other way, He never sinned. Given this meaning of the word know, it is clear that anyone who says that they know God must also keep the commandments, for the two things go together.”
In My Opinion
While both of the two convicted criminals on the cross knew about wisdom of fear of the Lord, they still engaged in criminal actions which means teaching Bible wisdom alone is no guarantee that people will believe and never engage in criminal actions.
Perhaps if both of the plaintiffs would have had the opportunity to be taught in early childhood in a private religious school in depth understanding of teachings of Wisdom and Love in the Bible, this sad event may have never happened.
However, if in addition to being taught Spiritual Wisdom and Love in the Bible, there is a possibility they may come to know and recognize God as the higher authority and ask and ask for forgiveness which may make it more a possibility to change them to keep the Commandments so as to never be considered irreconcilable by both human and God authorities “Thou shalt not kill.”
In my opinion, government authority and power over teaching children at the most vulnerable times in their lives has been a total failure to be considered illegal to teach children. Especially children who grow up in poor and abusive homes and high crime communities from never having an opportunity to be introduced to in depth teachings of Wisdom and Love in the Bible.
We need school choice and school vouchers in our communities to return hope to our children if we want to ever change the future to end the senseless shootings and killings taking place in our communities.
Do you believe the sentence of 30 years by human government authorities was just punishment for the two irreconcilable teenagers?
If you have a better solution to offer that might have prevented the killing over a pair of Nike shoes, please feel free to comment.
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Meaning of Eye for Eye Bible Verse
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