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Lv 5

Is it a sin to do jury duty. How should a Christian or a Church Pastor deal with the situation if they were selected for a jury?

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  • 3 years ago
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    "Then he said to them, 'So give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.'" (Matthew 22:21)

    Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended. For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also as a matter of conscience. This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, who give their full time to governing. Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor." (Romans 13:1-7)

    Apparently, both Jesus and the Apostle Paul believed that you should do your civic duty.

  • gw
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    No, it is your duty before God to make sure the convicted and the innocent get a fair trial. The jury is the last line of defense to make sure it is a fair judgment.

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  • Jim V
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    No, we should do our duty.

    How?

    Weigh the evidence presented carefully and fairly ... come to a conclusion.

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  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    What would be sinful about doing your civic duty? Doesn't the defendant have a right to a fair trial?

  • 3 years ago

    Its not a sin. To not judge is in a different context.

    This is assisting in legal judgement , different than gossip

  • 3 years ago

    No, it's not a sin in itself. However, a Christian would want to make sure that any decision he recommended is in line with God's righteous principles.

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    Then say I'm easily influenced. If the defendant looks innocent he must be.

  • .
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    Jehovah’s Witnesses don’t vote, will always find you innocent if they’re forced to serve in a jury (good to know),

    and view world governments as nothing more than a necessary evil until the beginning of Christ’s Millennial Reign.

    All armies and human governments will be destroyed during Armageddon, so you don’t want to be a part of them when the big A hits…unless you’re a worldly person.

    In which case, you’re toast anyway.

    http://www.miskeptics.org/2012/07/ten-things-you-d...

    If you say you're prejudiced to vote "innocent", then they (the judge or prosecutor) will take you off the jury automatically.

    Then it's a moot point and you won't really sit on the jury.

  • 3 years ago

    I think jury duty is an obligation. We're supposed to be entitled to a jury of our peers, but too many don't want to be peers.

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