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Saddam Hussein Sentenced

Saddam Hussein has been sentenced to death by hanging in an Iraqi court. His brother has been given the same sentence. Does Saddam Hussein deserve to be put to death for what he has done? In other words "an eye for an eye".

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 ---Helen_5378 on 11/5/06
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It's so easy to say "yes" hang him." The Bible says "though shalt not kill" but some people say that the punishment should fit the crime. Iraq has their own customs and this is probably their way of punishing Sadam Hussein. I can't say that I don't blame them for feeling the way that they do.
---Norma7374 on 11/9/06

Jeff they were wrong, I know this and so do you. But the entire situation was a test, do you know if they had a trial or not? No because the disciple didnt record this. Do you really think they always did things right? I don't think so they could stone people on the spot if the majority of the people agreed. we tend to think Israel is some utopian government but in actuallity it was not very good and it was pretty much MOB rule.
---Jared on 11/9/06

jared-"there were too witnesses. everyone of the people that were condiming her were witnesses & if there was grounds for the trail it would have been done"
No again brother, there weren't valid grounds for a trial as ALL the pieces necessary weren't present. Go back & read what the Torah says about trials, it had to be in front of a sanhedrin, in a functioning legal court in the chamber of unhewn stone.In the time of Yeshua that court wasn't in operation. Thus it was an illegal gathering.
---Jeff on 11/9/06

Saddam will die there is nothing that can be done about that now. I am just saying that prision is not a slap on the wrist, vist a prision sometime it is not fun. you have your needs but that is it. why else would people commit suicide in prision if it was a resort? Seperation from society and with no visitation except from guards isn't a life I would enjoy.
---Jared on 11/8/06

RJ, your part 2 answer to Jared is a very good response.
---Okebaram on 11/8/06

there were too witnesses. everyone of the people that were condiming her were witnesses and if there was grounds for the trail it would have been done. What Jesus was saying is we are all worthy of death. but through Him we can have LIFE. We should not prevent a person the opertunity to know Christ by taking their life.
---Jared on 11/8/06

but He could have condemed her and He didn't. Why not? it wasn't because of the Torah, it was because by him showing her love and grace she was more likely to turn from evil. We all choose where we go. some chose to turn to christ and others don't if Saddam turns to Jesus I will rejoice with the angels. if not then he will be seperated from God. We as humans really should not be killing him because then all the sins that he committed are on our hands.
---Jared on 11/8/06

Jared-"Jesus opposed the stoning of a prostitute because we all sin and can't judge rightly." no he opposed it because it was not in line with the terms set forth in the Torah. No witnesses, no court, no judges, no man who was involved, plus the result depending on the trial might not have been death.
---Jeff on 11/8/06

Does Saddam Hussein deserve to be put to death for what he has done? Of course!!
---Okebaram on 11/7/06

I know the bible says this. I know many believe that it is right because of this. But how many of us stone our children that have premarital sex? how many of us stone those people that are outside of our faith. the bible is progressive with it's fullest revelation in Jesus christ. Jesus opposed the stoning of a prostitute because we all sin and can't judge rightly.
---Jared on 11/7/06

Part 2: Maybe there is still hope for Saddam, who knows. There are consequences for actions, what goes around comes around, and we reap what we sow. His crimes against humanity are despicable, and he should pay for it and not with a slap on the wrist.
---RJ on 11/7/06

Jared, when Saddam was in power I use to pray for his salvation. Since he believes he's the reincarnation of King Necubednezzar (sorry for misspell) all I could pray was that he would discover who the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob is like King N did. King N was humbled greatly to the point where he was eating grass, his hair & nails grew out. Rather ironic that Saddam was found in a dug hole in the ground.
---RJ on 11/7/06

Jared - If you read the Bible God gave judges the power to put the murderer to death.
---laure5759 on 11/7/06

Some of you sound just as bad as the terrorists do... have you ever thought about that. what ever happened to Love your enemy and bless those who persicute you or does Jesus' words not mean too much to us?
---Jared on 11/6/06

Darlene 1 - That makes an awful lot of sense. It explains why Saddam was shaking when his verdict was read out. Also, I thought it was a very horrible way for him to die.
---Helen_5378 on 11/6/06

As far as I'm concerned, justice has been served for the Butcher of Baghdad. The bitter old coot deserves it. Soon he'll join his fellow meglomaniac thugs Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin & Mao.
---RJ on 11/6/06

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Jack to answer your question, Jesus said, "Ye have heard it hath been said, an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: But I say unto you, that ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also."
---AlwaysOn on 11/6/06

One must pay for the crimes they commit by the laws that govern that country. We live in a real world & we live or die by the laws of our timea & country. It is said if U live by the sword U will die by it & usually those who are violent do meet violent ends.
---Jeanne on 11/6/06

Quent5969, I don't know how true it is, but I heard that the reason for hanging instead of a firing squad is that shooting will make him a hero/martyr but hanging is dishonorable and won't. Perhaps that is the reason they picked hanging,he asked to be shot and they refused,his brother is to be hanged for his part in it all also.
---Darlene_1 on 11/6/06

Helen, God says 3 times in the Old Testament, "If you shed a man's blood, your blood shall be shed." That's the death penalty right there in the Bible. If God believes in it, so should we as Christians. You do the crime, you pay the price. The wages of sin is death and killing people is SIN. Thou shalt not Kill wasn't written for Christians only. Saddam should have thought about what he was doing when he was doing it.
---Donna9759 on 11/6/06

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Death will make him a martyr to his country and he's certainly no hero.

Life imprisonment - sounds like a good choice except that his followers may continue to unite under his name and continue to disrupt life and liberty for a long time to come.
---grace3869 on 11/5/06

**In other words "an eye for an eye".**

An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth, and soon the whole world will be blind and toothless.

Yet, what did JESUS say when He quoted this verse?
---Jack on 11/5/06

If you shed man's blood than by man shall your blood be shed. God established capital punishment when Noah and his family got off the ark. What is happening to Saddam Hussein is not revenge, it is justice according to God's decree.
---Ryan on 11/5/06

No... I think it is not Man's right to kill another man. We should seperate him from society (imprision him) so to protect society from him, but only God should take life.
---Jared on 11/5/06

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I suppose he does deserve this penalty, but so have others in history, who happen to have been on the winning side. "Victors' Justice" can seem unfair when equally bad people on the winning side escape with medals.
On the practical side, if he hangs he will become a martyr, which will encourage more suicide attacks.
Hard labour would be a much more degrading punishment for him, and avoid making him into a hero.
---quent5969_the_Scot on 11/5/06

Helen, do you believe in justice? To punish the criminal is the basis of much of the Bible, and our culture, and had nothing to do with an eye for an eye.
Try reading the Bible, and see what it says about protecting the innocent and punishing the guilty, don't just thibnk you kbnow what it says.
---mike8384 on 11/5/06

IMHO Death does not justify the court decision It does not give him time to evaluate his position with the Almighty.To keep him incacerated would still be the jurisdiction when He decrees.but, the people of Iraq seek revenge, & the WORD says "REVENGE IS MINE SAYS THE lORD".
---Emcee on 11/5/06

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