Monday, June 01, 2009

Dr. Tiller’s Murder

Dr. Tiller was a murderer. That is how I understand what he did and who he was. The United States legality of it matters not to me. Abortion is murder, and he was a high profile murderer of the unborn.

However, regardless of my view on who he was and what he did...

His murder in his church this weekend is appalling and a gross act of murder on the part of the individual and is not something that any pro-life Christian should ever condone. Anyone who claims Christian faith and condones this murder or commits a similar murder has a good deal more to worry about than the legal ramifications, but a murderer will not inherit the kingdom of God (1 John 3:15) unless he is saved and changed by God. And that change comes with repentance.

To the Tiller family:

May God grant you grace in this time of weeping. I pray that the Spirit would console you and that you would see the gospel clearly in this time of grief. I pray that you would be able to find peace that only Christ in His saving mercy and grace can provide. While I strongly opposed what Dr. Tiller stood for and did, I am truly and genuinely sorry for the loss of your beloved husband, father, and grandfather. I, along with my three children and wife who is 9 months pregnant, will be praying for your family in this time of sadness and loss.

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