Gary North On Murder


“The sixth commandment reads, “Thou shalt not kill” (Ex. 20:13). The God who mandates this is also the God who ordered the total annihilation of the Canaanites (Deut. 7:16), so this verse cannot legitimately be interpreted as a defense of pacifism.” “What is murder, biblically speaking? It is the slaying of a human being by someone who has not been authorized to do so as a covenantal agent …the authorization to execute a transgressor under the Mosaic covenant was ordained by God and revealed in His law.”

—Gary North.

One Response to “Gary North On Murder”

  1. markmcculley Says:

    The Mosaic economy of death is ended. There are covenants in the Bible, more than one. Romans 12 in the new covenant commands: “overcome evil with good.”

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