What righteous view? As far as I can tell, you advocate killing a man for “trying to take my stuff from me.”Sad that you think this righteous view thoughtless.
They are to be fined if after the fact they are found and discovered. That has nothing to do with them being caught in the act on my property trying to take my stuff from me. For them to do so is an act of violence against me, and I can legitimately kill them for it.
Good brother I deleted this comment. I was proof texting and I realise that does not advance a discussion. However Tom's comment reflected my concern.What is this?! Are you suggesting that Christians cannot kill? Cannot find satisfaction in an evil wretch meeting his end? My goodness.
I do think when you talk about taking another's life you should qualify your statements. You are killing someone made in the image of God. You are also sending the person to hell. That is serious.The vilest criminal still bears God’s image. With that knowledge, no Christian will be so thoughtless about taking another’s life.
I’m not so sure your interpretation quite matches Henry here. I think the passage is teaching that the thief caught in the act is killed without guilt. But if he is found the next day, the victim may not seek blood vengeance but is owed restitution. It’s not that the robbery is happening during the day, but that the robbery already happened and he is later apprehended.Matthew Henry on the passage in question:
"If a thief broke a house in the night, and was killed in the doing of it, his blood was upon his own head, and should not be required at the hand of him that shed it, v. 2. As he that does an unlawful act bears the blame of the mischief that follows to others, so likewise of that which follows to himself. A man's house is his castle, and God's law, as well as man's, sets a guard upon it; he that assaults it does so at his peril. Yet, if it was in the day-time that the thief was killed, he that killed him must be accountable for it (v. 3), unless it was in the necessary defence of his own life. Note, We ought to be tender of the lives even of bad men; the magistrate must afford us redress, and we must not avenge ourselves."
I don't think I'd kill the guy in the OP scenario, but I might take a bat to his knees so he doesn't steal my stuff.
yes that's the point I was trying to make. Honestly I think it's by design.