Is it wise to expand the “right” to kill?

I’m so sad to see some states expanding “the right to kill.”
–America continues to legally chop away at the commandment “You shall not kill,” calling prenatal killing “choice” and physician assisted killing “compassion,” thus cheapening the value of human life. When killing is considered a “justifiable” choice at the beginning and the end of human life, might that not cause more people to consider killing as a choice at other times? (Former NFL star, Will Smith, being gunned down over a fender bender is an example of this. So are the “stand your ground” laws.)
–What a confused culture we are. Killing is becoming legal, but disapproving of someone’s actions is becoming illegal. Could our culture be eventually headed toward “the right to kill” those you consider to be “intolerant”?

Perhaps it is time to change directions: To turn our culture around to sacrificial love that puts concern for and commitment to others above self-focused choices.

thou shall not kill


About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @
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1 Response to Is it wise to expand the “right” to kill?

  1. Bill Samuel says:

    The killing of anyone is always wrong. We need to turn from the ways of violence and war to the ways of peace and reconciliation.

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