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|Format: Word Document|
Vendor: Christianity Today
|Publication Date: 2009|
Series: Current Issues Bible Studies
Is there a biblical principle behind the punishment of those who break the law?
Why do we send criminals to jail? Is it simply to punish them? Should there be a higher goal for our criminal justice system? In this study, theologian and ethicist Lewis Smedes answers a question posed by a Christianity Today reader.
Table of Contents
Identify the Current Issue
Discover the Eternal Principles
--Teaching point one: What is the basis for justice?
--Teaching point two: What is the aim of justice?
Apply Your Findings
HANDOUT FOR FURTHER STUDY
ARTICLE FROM CHRISTIANITY TODAY
Good Question: How to Deal with Criminals, by Lewis Smedes (2002)
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