As the Pope condemns the death penalty again I am reminded of God’s express will on this issue. In the Torah (Genesis 9:5-6) we read,
“And I will require the blood of anyone who takes another person’s life. If a wild animal kills a person, it must die. And anyone who murders a fellow human must die. If anyone takes a human life, that person’s life will also be taken by human hands. For God made human beings in his own image.
Even the New Testament teaches that capital punishment is one of the options available to the civil magistrate in punishing evildoers (Romans 13:1-7). So the Pope overrules God?
They have taken their scholars and monks as lords besides Allah, and also the Messiah, the son of Mary. And they were not commanded except to worship one God; there is no deity except Him. Exalted is He above whatever they associate with Him.
Holy Quran 9:31