Should Christians support the death penalty or not? I am sceptical the death penalty could ever be applied fairly and in a way that respects a convicts and I have heard several convincing policy arguments against it. However, all of these arguments are separate and apart from any theological or biblical argument against it. And yet, I know some Catholic prolifers who argue that it's state initiated murder and therefore sinful and unjust. I think the scriptures would contradict that but I'd like to here your thoughts.