Has God Delegated Such Authority?
nExod 21:12 (NIV) “Anyone who strikes a man and kills him shall surely be put to death… 14 But if a man schemes and kills another man deliberately, take him away from my altar and put him to death.”
nOther grounds for death penalty in this context:
nAttack on parents (15)
nKidnapping (16)
nCursing parents (17)