ARE THE RETRIBUTION LAWS OF GOD BEING RE-ENACTED?
The laws of God concerning retribution can be found within the chapters of Exodus 21, 22, and 23. The wording of the majority of these laws don’t actually cover most of the crimes committed today, however, the principle is the same. Stolen property and destroyed property may currently be different from that of the ancient Hebrews but it continues to be stolen or destroyed property whether it is a burned barley field and a torched vehicle.
Stolen articles must be repaid by double value. Burned property and articles must be repaid by complete restitution. There is no jail or prison time for criminal acts. If a person is unable to pay the price of restitution then he/she is sold as a servant or slave for a certain number of years or until the debt is paid. A murderer or rapist is simply sentenced to immediate death which will allow God to make judgment at the resurrection occurring at the end of the first one-thousand year Millennium.
Prisons and detention centers were never a part of the law of God. Those institutions were created by human beings. A prison sentence for the perpetrator does not compensate the victim at all and it most likely does not make them feel better either. The prisoners should be obliged to work, within the supervision of the prison system, at minimum wage with a large portion of the proceeds paid to the victim until the debt is paid in full.
During the Kingdom of God which will begin at the return of Jesus Christ and His Millennial reign, it is entirely possible these laws of retribution (and others) will be reinstated and enforced for any crimes that may occur. As the power of the Holy Spirit grows around the world, there will be fewer crimes committed perhaps to the point there will be no physical crimes at all.
The Arizona Legislature has passed a bill authorizing the State to seize or confiscate the property of those arrested for destroying property as payment for the damaged property, i.e. burn someone’s car then your possessions are sold to buy a comparable car – break a window then the perpetrator buys a replacement window.
Parts of the Original Article From the Conservative Tribune
Arizona lawmakers passed a bill this week that empowers law enforcement with the authority to deliver what some have called “an eye for an eye” justice to those malevolent souls who choose to riot like maniacs.
Known as SB 1142, the bill “expands the state’s racketeering laws, now aimed at organized crime, to also include rioting,” as reported by the Arizona Capitol Times. The bill also “redefines what constitutes rioting to include actions that result in damage to the property of others.”
This means that if someone were to be arrested causing property damage during a riot, prosecutors could seize the individual’s own property to recoup the damages.