We heed the violence around, people getting killed and shall we remain callous? The word of God (Ps. 11:5) tells us “the lover of violence He hates.” If this is happening around us we too are answerable. It is said: Your own welfare is at stake when your neighbor’s house is on fire. Let’s do something or else the fire and brimstone might also be rained on us as happened at Sodom and Gomorrah.
First of all, God tells us “thou shall not kill” (Ex. 20:13). And God’s word is infallible, can’t lie nor be mistaken. That means doing away with killings, death penalty and war. Can you pay for one life which is priceless? God alone is the author of life. We ought not play god whether in the political arena or in an operating room trying to decide over life and death of people. Only God has that power.
“You are the temple of God and the Spirit of God dwells in you. If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him” (1 Cor. 3:16).