Murder is not the only crime that God commands be punished by the death penalty. God also commanded that kidnappers should be executed. The psychological and often physical damage done to individuals who are kidnapped, and the terror and grief to families, friends and communities of the one kidnapped, is well documented. Kidnapping, although sometimes done purely for financial gain, is more often accompanied by rape or other molestation. Today’s liberal policies tend toward giving a kidnapper “therapy” (and jail time), which has blatantly failed to keep our society safe, as many anguished parents will testify. Most parents in America today have some level of fear or anxiety that their children will be kidnapped and abused. Kidnapping is a problem today, and one reason for this is that the biblical laws God says would help keep it in check are not being exercised.
Anyone who kidnaps another and either sells him or still has him when he is caught must be put to death.
If a man is caught kidnapping one of his brother Israelites and treats him as a slave or sells him, the kidnapper must die. You must purge the evil from among you.
People need to wake up to the fact that there is a way to stop kidnapping and help return our society to a state of peace and safety—obey God’s laws. If kidnappers were executed quickly, as the Bible demands, our society would be much safer.