DEATH SENTENCE: Indian Penal Code (IPC) Vs God’s Penal Code (GPC)
The legal proceedings relating to the assassination of the late Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi rocked the news in the past. Anybody who followed the case would have understood that every criminal case follows a sequence.
1. Filling the Case:- Making out a case against the accused on the basis of certain charges.
2. Investigation:- The prosecution tries to secure the necessary evidence for substantiating the charges and the same is presented to the court of law.
3. Finally, there is the Judgement:- After the evidence is given it is examined by the judge. He also awards the punishment as prescribed in the IPC, life imprisonment or death sentence as per section 302, if the guilt is proved. If not, the accused is let off. If the death sentence is confirmed by the higher courts,the accused has the last opportunity of escaping the hangman. He can file a mercy petition to the president who is empowered by the constitution to forgive him and commute the death sentence to life imprisonment.
Dear friend, do you know that a case has been filled against you in the Supreme Court of God? As per Romans 3:23 (in the Bible). “There is no difference all have sinned…” You are charged with being a sinner. There is evidence of this at three levels.
2. Documentary and
3. Personal admission
The direct evidence is your conscience, which is an eyewitness to your own sinful nature. As some one aptly put it: “Conscience is the watchdog that barks at sin”. Examine your conscience. You may now contend that you have not committed any great sin like murder or adultery. But isn’t a drop of dirty water enough to contaminate a bucket of clean water?
Similarly, your “small” unseen sins like jealously, bitterness, deceit, pride, sorcery, hatred etc., make you sinner. Your conscience gives direct evidence of these sins, which is incontrovertible. You are left with no option but to admit your guilt.
The charge can also be proved on the basis of documentary evidence given by a historical personage, King David, who lived five centuries before Christ. He says “Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me”.
A few examples to prove this statement. If you were to become an Engineer or Doctor or Lawyer, you would have graduated in the respective discipline from some University and not otherwise. But you did not graduate from the “University of Sin” nor was sin taught to you by your parents. Still, you commit sin knowingly or unknowingly. How do you explain this?
You may say that you learnt sin from society. But the question is how did sin enter society? The origin and evolution of society can be traced back to a single family, which first existed on the face of the earth. Which implies that sin existed in the first family and all their descendants were born sinners. So king David’s statement is sort of documentary evidence.
With the help of direct, documentary evidence and the personal admission of guilt in the conscience, accusation has been proved conclusively.
In God’s Supreme Court, Judgement has been passed and the punishment awarded under section Romans 6:23 of the GPC. – “The wages of sin is death”
Here the word “death” doesn’t mean physical death, which everyone has to encounter. It means being thrown into a place called Hell, there will be gnashing of teeth, and weeping. You will not die, but suffer eternally.
Dear friend, this is not a theoretical judgement. It is given against you according to the GPC. But don’t feel sad. There is a way out if you are willing to take it. You can still file a mercy petition with the Lord Jesus Christ. And you can be sure your petition will not be rejected. The president of India may reject a mercy petition on some grounds, as it happened in the case of Kehar Singh, Mrs. Gandhi’s assassin. But the Lord Jesus Christ, has only one answer to the petitioner:
“Yes, I have forgiven you, go in peace”
JUST AS THE PRESIDENT OF INDIA IS EMPOWERED TO FORGIVE THE CRIMINALS ACCORDING TO THE INDIAN CONSTITUTION, SO ALSO JESUS CHRIST HAS AUTHORITY TO FORGIVE SINNERS IN ACCORDANCE WITH GOD’S CONSTITUTION.
Kehar Singh was wise enough to file his mercy petition twice. He knew the seriousness of the punishment that awaited him, eternal separation from his family and this world.
Dear friend, unless you understand the seriousness of your punishment, you cannot think of filling that mercy petition. The punishment facing you is more severe than a death sentence.
“The sinner has got only two options, either to be punished or to be pardoned”. You can choose to act wisely.
Remember that the mercy petition has to be filed before your physical death. Since you do not know the day of your death, you cannot wait for an auspicious day to file the petition. MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION.. RIGHT NOW, and seek mercy. This day can become the day of Salvation and forgiveness for you and you will be filled with great joy.
If you want to know more about this judgement and the avenue of escape, please write to the following address.
PONUGUPATI SOLOMON HERME.(firstname.lastname@example.org)