JD: I want you to rehearse for us the Biblical basis for governments using lethal force as one of their God given functions.
DJ: In Genesis we find in Genesis chapter 6 that the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth and every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And we know that that precipitated the destruction of the entire world with only eight survivors Noah and his wife and his three sons and their wives. After the flood waters receded and God established a Covenant with Noah. The Noahic Covenant in Genesis chapter 9 we find that rudimentary form of government was put in place and that was for the restraint of evil and God introduced capital punishment.