Treatment of Criminals (Christian views of corporal Punishment (Corporal…
Treatment of Criminals
Christian views on Prison
A secure building where offenders are kept for a long period of time set by a judge.
those who have committed serious crimes= in a loss of liberty.
Christians supported the PRISON REFORM movement that has tried to give prisoners better opportunities to gain education and qualifications so they have a better chance of REFORM.
Remember that Jesus said: “He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free.” – Luke 4:18
Christian views of corporal Punishment
Corporal Punishment is a way of punishing offenders by causing them physical pain now illegal in the UK as its considered a breach of human rights
In Iran and Saudi Arabia, they allow caning as punishment for offenses such as gambling and sexual promiscuity.
Is man smarter than God such that mankind methods of raising a child are more effective? It is not right for mankind to do things that are against God’s will,
Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him (Proverbs 23:24Open in Logos Bible Software (if available))
Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you strike him with a rod, he will not die. If you strike him with the rod, you will save his soul from Sheol.
Violent practices and retribution won't solve the problem of systemic violence so ingrained in our culture.Christians should rather use the Bible to discover these new methods of instructions to replace current violent world views.
Christians do not agree in disipline
Christian views on Community Service
A Christian's involvement in neighborhoods, communities and schools should come from a sincere love as it offers a chance to help reforming their own behaviour.
What are Islamic Teachings on the treatment of Criminals-
Strongly related to maintaining a peacful society operating with the code specified by Allahso a person breaks the law its going against rules set by Qur'an.
"Takw not life which god has made sacred, except by way of justice and law, thus does he command you, so that you may learn wisdom."
believe a criminal should be punished- Humans judgments could be wrong but no one can escape God's Judgment so punishment on earth can never remove sin only Allah can forgive.- Punishment is about keeping society in order, not about cleansing sin.
However other muslims believe in justice Zakah (1 of the 5 pillars of islam) requires all muslims to give bit of their wealth to ensure a level of equality. This principle should be applies to the treatment of criminals
Many Muslims are concerned with the welfare of prisoners so they campaign for prison reform, visit prisoners etc
Do you think Corporal Punishment would reduce crime if it was reintroduced again?
Answer: There is always a reason behind a human's actions athere must have been an initial problem that compelled them to break the law. Corporal punishment will only add to their problems in the form of fear rather than solving that initial problem. Therefore they still have a motive of acting out the same crime consecutively in the future which increases crime rate. However on the other hand corporal punishment could effectively act as deterrence almost
Why do Christians agree with community service?
Christians always believe in having an opportunity to look out for the interests of others, not only themselves. A Christian's involvement in neighborhoods, communities and schools should come from a sincere love for others to cleanse their sins. I