God commands the death penalty. Man has no right to set it aside. Refusal to obey the command to execute murderers is hatred toward God."
Jesus taught us to forgive our enemies.
Forgiveness is an old testament commandment, side by side w/ the death penalty. It is not something brand new that somehow contradicts the death penalty. Forgiveness is personal. Pardon is legal and a public matter, not a private personal matter.
Jesus had mercy on the woman who had committed capital crime
The law did not require Jesus to execute her by Himself. The law said, "one witness shall not testify against any person to cause him to die." (Num 35:30) The law required 2 or 3 witnesses. They all walked off.
With your mindset, executing a repentant criminal would be love toward God.
Of course it would be. If we love God then we will obey Him. God commanded
it. He did not cancel it. If a capital criminal was truly repentant then they would love God and willingly submit to the death penalty. Paul said, "if I be an offender, or have committed any thing worthy of death, I refuse not to die" (Acts 25:11) - the penitent man on the cross next to the Lord showed his love for God by admitting he deserved to be there.
I can not figure where you are coming from. It seems like you either don't read the old testament or you think it is totally unbinding on people as if the entire thing was abrogated.
God gave the death penalty commandment to your own personal ancestor Noah, not just to the Jews as a temporary thing. The command was given to YOUR family. It's YOUR family's law. You should count the cost before you decide to fight against God's command.
The victims of capital punishment and abortion are both: unwanted humans that we don't have enough heart to deal with.
Putting capital criminals on the same level as innocent unborn babies is about as wrong as you can get. It is the people who refuse to uphold God's law to execute the murderer that do not have enough heart, all their sympathy is with one guilty man and his temporary flesh. They do not have enough heart to care for God's command neither for the rest of the community who will suffer from increasing evils due to unpunished crime. Fighting against God's wisdom is unintelligent and futile.
Biblical justice is 'making things right'. Abortion and execution do not make things right. They do not solve the problem.
Again, God is smarter than you and disagrees. He says execution is the ONLY thing that will make it right. "the land cannot
be cleansed of the blood that is shed therein, but by the blood of him that shed it." (Num 35:33) Your argument is with the God who wrote the Bible, not with me.