In a dictation given July 3, 1976, the Ascended Master Godfre, speaking on behalf of the Great Divine Director and the Karmic Board, ratified the Supreme Court decision affirming the death penalty in the United States. The teaching of the Great Divine Director on this subject was summarized in a dictation given April 15, 1981, by Lord Lanto:
- The Karmic Board approves of the death penalty, for it represents a lesson to souls: that if they continue to take life, life will be taken from them. It teaches them that the end of the road of their activity is the second death; and by losing that physical life and being reborn again, they have the deepest record in their soul to reinforce in them the will to resist the marauding entities of evil that take over their temples to destroy life....
- The Lords of Karma realize that the soul that goes through that ultimate punishment will be given very quickly an opportunity to reincarnate. And on the record of that soul will be that record of the judgment.
Archangel Uriel on March 30, 1983, spoke about the necessity for “capital punishment and the death sentence” in the case of “those who have taken life and are not in any way penitent.... The new beginning is the only hope for such individuals. And the only lesson whereby they may be deterred from the same crime again is to know the loss of their own life.”
Pearls of Wisdom, vol. 33, no. 41.
- Pearls of Wisdom, vol. 24, no. 16.
- Pearls of Wisdom, vol. 26, no. 23.