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Capital Punishment Introduction Think for a moment about the fall into sin Think about the people in Noahs day Sodom and Gomorrah What is the punishment inflicted upon all of them by God Death The death penalty or capital punishment is the first and harshest penalty for sin Although it has evolved and changed form over the years and is now decided upon by men playing God it is still an acceptable God pleasing form of punishment I am going to tell you what capital punishment is its history its current role in the justice of criminals and why I believe that it pleases God Body Capital punishment simply put is killing someone for a crime that they have committed This crime is murder In some countries and states it is considered acceptable to kill the person who has taken the life of another The methods of execution have varied since the beginning of time but three current popular ways include the gas chamber lethal injection and the electric chair My overhead shows the different ways that states used for execution in 1994 In addition to the three most popular choices a hanging and a firing squad are also used in a few states According to the book Should We Have Capital Punishment by JoAnn Bren Guernsey these choices were made with the goal of a more humane murder in mind The gas chamber is a small sealed room in which the prisoner sits strapped to a chair A lethal gas is sent through the floor of the room and death usually takes about five minutes Lethal injections simply involve the insertion of a needle filled with poison into a vein and injected This procedure can be effective but also takes long amounts of time quite often The electric chair was invented as a way to quickly and painlessly kill the prisoner but has proven to not be as effective as thought It
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