Will God Forgive A Murderer On Earth Or Heaven?
Question: Is the sin of murder forgiven on earth or only when you die and come before JESUS?
Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: Charles, thank you for the question.
Please turn your Bible with me to,
17 “And he that killeth any man shall surely be put to death.”
That is written pretty plain and simple for all to understand. If someone murders, that means with malintent in their heart that would require death in the flesh. They must go to God to be Judged.
Take a look at the Ten Commandments and note the word “kill” in your Strong’s Concordance and you will note it means “murder”. Christ also used the word “murder” in Matthew 19:18 with reference to The Ten Commandments.
There is a big difference between killing and murdering someone. Remember, God Himself commanded His people through the ages to kill certain people, so we know there are times when it is justified.
I want to make certain everyone understands the difference between malintent and self-defense or even an accident. God knows our hearts and there is no sin in killing to protect your family if that was your only option in a life or death situation, (Acts 1:24).