Why do we send criminals to jail? Is it simply to punish them? Should there be a higher goal for our criminal justice system? In the Christianity Today article included with this study, theologian and ethicist Lewis Smedes attempts to answer that question. And we take a closer look at Scripture for guidance.
Table of Contents
• Identify the Current Issue
• Discover the Eternal Principles
—Teaching point one: We need a biblical basis for justice.
—Teaching point two: Ideally, the aim of justice should be reformation of the person.
• Apply Your Findings
HANDOUT FOR FURTHER STUDY
ARTICLE FROM CHRISTIANITY TODAY
• Good Question: How to Deal with Criminals, by Lewis Smedes (July 8, 2002)
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