The Bible is crystal clear about how it feels about killing: it’s wrong. It doesn’t matter who or what is involved, death done in the name of justice or vengeance is still wrong.
Killing violates God’s plan for His world and should never be taken lightly. In fact, the Bible strongly critiques a number of forms of killing, such as murder, suicide, and abortion.
The Bible states several times that killing is an act of wickedness, and that there must be proper justice for victims of killing.
For example, the sixth commandment tells us “Thou shalt not kill” (Exodus 20:13), meaning that God forbids the intentional killing of people.
This command also prohibits any act or attitude that is leading up to or encouraging the killing of others.
The Bible also explains that taking someone’s life is an act of selfishness and not the act of a loving God. It says that we should never put anyone to death without justice (Deuteronomy 19:11-13).
In addition, the Bible warns us that taking a life in revenge is never the right thing to do (Romans 12:19).
Even if someone kills another person, the Bible tells us that we should not take vengeance and that justice should be done through appropriate authorities.
Not only does the Bible prohibit the killing of people, but it also prohibits the killing of animals and other forms of life. Many passages condemn the harming of animals for selfish reasons (e.g., Proverbs 12:10); in addition, God’s covenant with the Israelites included instructions about how to treat animals properly (e.g., Deuteronomy 22:6-7).
Finally, the Bible also speaks directly to the issue of abortion, which it calls the taking of innocent life. This is discussed in multiple passages throughout the Bible.
For example, Psalm 139:13-16 speaks of God’s plan for the unborn, and Exodus 21:22-25 commands that the death of a baby requires significant punishment.
This shows that God views the taking of any innocent life as wrong.
The Bible is clear that murder is a sin and that there must be justice for the victims of murder. Deuteronomy 5:17 states, “You shall not murder,” which is the sixth commandment. In addition, the Bible describes many instances of murderers being punished for their crimes, such as when Cain murdered Abel. Furthermore, the Bible makes it clear that we should not take vengeance into our own hands, but should instead let justice be done by the proper authorities (Romans 12:19).
The Bible also describes situations where mercy should be shown in the face of murder. For example, Proverbs 24:10-12 states that we should not rejoice when our enemies suffer; instead, we should show mercy and kindness towards them. Killing someone out of anger or revenge would be in direct violation of this passage.
Finally, the Bible encourages us to use non-violent means to resolve conflicts. For example, Jesus said in Matthew 5:21–26 that we should turn the other cheek rather than resort to violence. This means that we should try to avoid violence and use peaceful methods of conflict resolution when possible.
The Bible speaks strongly against the act of suicide. In fact, Jesus Himself rebukes those who are tempted to take their own life (Matthew 5:22). Suicide is seen as a violation of God’s plan for our lives and a rejection of His sovereignty. Furthermore, the Bible condemns the taking of one’s life as a way to escape pain or suffering, as this is a rejection of God’s love and grace towards us.
The Scriptures also point to the consequences of suicide for the people who are left behind. In many cases, suicide brings destruction to a family or community; it can cause great emotional pain and turmoil for those affected. In addition, the Bible warns about the spiritual consequences of suicide, as it often includes rejecting God’s plan and rejecting the hope that real change can come. It is a tragedy that far too often leads to spiritual death and eternal separation from God.
Finally, the Bible emphasizes the need for greater understanding and compassion towards those who are tempted to commit suicide. The Scriptures urge us to be patient and kind in our dealings with those who are struggling with suicidal thoughts and to provide support, encouragement, and hope for a better future.
The Bible speaks clearly on the issue of abortion; it calls it the taking of innocent life and condemns it as wrong. Many passages throughout Scripture speak to the issue of life in the womb. For example, Psalm 139:13-16 speaks of God’s plan for the unborn, and Exodus 21:22-25 commands that the death of a baby requires significant punishment.
The Bible does allow for the termination of pregnancy in some circumstances, such as in cases of incest or rape. But, even in these cases, the Bible encourages us to show compassion and mercy towards the unborn child. And in most cases, the Bible encourages us to view the unborn as a person with human rights.
Finally, the Bible speaks to the need for us to care for the women who are facing difficult choices about pregnancy. It clearly states that we should provide care for mothers, both during pregnancy and beyond. The Bible also speaks out against any form of violence directed at women or their children. We must always act out of love towards women who are facing difficult decisions about their pregnancy, and provide whatever assistance and support we can to help them in such a crisis.
The Bible is very clear on the topic of killing: it is never OK to take another person’s life, whether it is murder, suicide, or abortion.
Even in cases of justice or revenge, the Bible speaks out against taking a life. In all cases, the Bible encourages us to seek justice, to show mercy, to use peaceful conflict resolution methods, and to care for women facing difficult pregnancy decisions.
A husband of one wife, father of two beautiful girls, laborer of Lord, Jesus Christ, and a servant to God’s His saints. I hope to encourage you by God’s grace. Thank you for stopping by.