Analysis Of The Gospel Of Life

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The Gospel Of Life is Jesus’ message to all of us. God wants it to be preached as “good news“ to the people of every age and culture in this world today. We have to help spread this news, by being a true follower of Jesus Christ. The Gospel of Life is translated from Evangelism Vitae. A papal encyclical was promoted on March, 25,1995 by Pope John Paul II. This passage tells us more about human life. This includes Abortion, murder, euthanasia, and capital punishment. This reaffirms the way the church stands on said issues, especially with previous church teachings. Beginning with an overview of threats to human life both recently and in the past, the encyclical tells us a good short piece of history of the many biblical prohibitions against…show more content…
Capital punishment is known as the death penalty. This is the act when a person is put to death for a crime they committed. Evangelium Vitae states that "execution is only appropriate in cases of absolute necessity, in other words when it would not be possible otherwise to defend society." However, in today's society, with the improvement of the penal system these cases are very rare. The purpose of punishment is "to redress the disorder caused by the offense." The extent of the punishment must be examined very good and should not go to the extreme except in cases it is mandatory to do so. The Catechism states "If bloodless means are sufficient to defend human lives against an aggressor and to protect public order and the safety of persons, public authority must limit itself to such means because they better correspond to the concrete conditions of the common good and are more in conformity to the dignity of the human person." Euthanasia, murder and abortion are grave sins that the church has condemned throughout history. Evangelium Vitae was written to state the value of human life and maintains that societies and individuals should do everything in their power to keep and appreciate the life. Any type or form of killing is not acceptable and is prohibited. God has given government the power to determine when capital punishment is due. ( Genesis 9-13) Showing great joy when the death penalty is employed should not be allowed. And Christians should not fight against the government’s right to execute the perpetrators of the most evil of

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