Petition 81222

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Deletion (81222-C1-R245)

Delete resolution #245.

Rationale

Absolute opposition to capital punishment violates both Scripture and Wesley’s Notes. Wesley identifies “the sword” entrusted to governments to punish wrongdoers with “capital punishment” (Romans 13:4). Therefore, this stance contradicts Wesley’s Notes, violating the First Restrictive Rule (ΒΆ 17) and our Constitution.