Death Penalty is government sanctioned punishment by death.

Yep, death. Terminal. No chance for redemption or reformation.

The crime is judged heinous enough to be deserving of nothing less than death for the person that committed, or allegedly committed, the criminal act.

Jesus was subjected to capital punishment.

Thankfully, He defeated even that.

Hosea 13:14 (KJV)

I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from mine eyes.

(Picture taken at Singapore Art Museum, March 2013)

Advertisements

Read the article on TODAYonline. 

Progress. I know opinions are divided but IMHO it’s progress.


“For drug trafficking cases, the Government has proposed to make the death penalty for drug trafficking no longer mandatory but to be imposed at the discretion of the courts, if two conditions are met, said Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean in Parliament today.
First, the trafficker must have only played the role of courier, and must not have been involved in any other activity related to the supply or distribution of drugs. Second, discretion will only apply if – having satisfied this first requirement – either the trafficker has cooperated with the Central Narcotics Bureau in a substantive way, or he has a mental disability which substantially impairs his appreciation of the gravity of the act.”


May be good news for Yong Vui Kong. And he may have Van Tuong Nguyen and others to thank.

I’m a firm believer of justice. But I’m also a firm believer of second chances.