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SOME DIFFICULT THOUGHTS ON THE KILLING OF ABORTIONIST GEORGE TILLER
by PHIL MAGNAN
Syndicated by: Montana News Donald Cyphers Editor-In-Chief
The recent killing of late term abortionist George Tiller should be put into some perspective. Mind you, it is my perspective, but I hope that some will consider my thoughts on the matter.
It should not be amazing that so many people are shocked and outraged at the death of Late Term abortionist George Tiller, considering it was a heinous crime.
Yet it is amazing that children in the womb are dismembered every day with very little outrage from fellow Americans. What ever happened to our sense of justice and equality? What ever happened to our sense of compassion and pity for these little ones in the womb? Our hearts should break for the family of Mr. Tiller, but why do so many lack pity for the murdered unborn who has done no wrong? We are outraged that someone has made the “choice” to kill a person who kills little children, but we sense no need to stop the “choice” of abortion? It defies all reason and demands that America wake up from its slumber to face its own family holocaust.
Some would say that abortionist George Tiller deserved death, as he was responsible for killing so many children. But he should not lose his life without being given due process in a court room. (Romans 1:29-32) It is a government’s responsibility to punish the wicked and praise those who do right. 1 Peter 2:13-14, Romans 13:3-4
Most people will agree that any murderer deserves to be tried fairly in a courtroom and yet it is strange that they will deny that very legal process for the innocent unborn. They are torn apart before they can utter a word on their own behalf!
It is indeed wrong for people to take the law into the own hands as this will create over time, a very lawless society. But I do believe that in part the authorities are indeed guilty of creating this condition in which a person would take the law into their own hands when wickedness is not punished by the police and the local governments for the slaughter of millions of children by abortion. Their inaction to arrest and try murderers creates further lawlessness and evil. Even the Holy Scriptures affirm this point as it has said, “Because the sentence against an evil deed is not executed quickly, therefore the hearts of the sons of men among them are given fully to do evil.” Ecclesiastes 8:11
I feel pity for Tiller as now he must face the holy judgment of God. It is a frightening thing to fall into the hands of the living God. Hebrews 10:31 I do not rejoice in him dying, as the scripture has said, Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, And do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles; Or the LORD will see it and be displeased, And turn His anger away from him. Proverbs 24:17-18
And again the Lord Himself says, “Do I have any pleasure in the death of the wicked," declares the Lord GOD, "rather than that he should turn from his ways and live?” Ezekiel 18:23
I am convinced that the present administration will use this crime against abortionist George Tiller as a way to push through hate crimes/speech legislation. Many will say that it is because of pro life rhetoric that people are moved to kill those involved in the bloody abortion trade. If opposition to abortion is the true reason for people killing abortion personnel, why isn’t there literally thousands of abortion personnel killed each year by pro lifers? And if that is too horrific to imagine, why don’t we consider thousands of children dying because of the hate speech of pro choice rhetoric every day? I think their words and actions make anti abortion violence look pitifully small.
In the meantime, the vast majority of pro life folk will legally engage the community with acts of kindness and care for women in crisis pregnancies. We will continue to educate even angry pro choice folks with respectful dialogue about fetal development and justice for the unborn. We will spend our time and money to lovingly implore mothers to not kill their children and to know there are literally thousands of families who will adopt their baby. ”For it is better, if God should will it so, that you suffer for doing what is right rather than for doing what is wrong.” 1 Peter 3:17 ”Make sure that none of you suffers as a murderer, or thief, or evildoer, or a troublesome meddler;” 1 Peter 4:15
And we are convinced that Jesus Christ is calling Pastors across America to exhort their flocks to oppose the killing of so many children in America and around the world. This includes the killing of unborn children in their own churches, by abortion. “Judgment must first start with the household of God.” 1 Peter 4:17
We are at our best, when we love and serve our neighbor, instead of taking their lives. I think that is what it means to be redemptive, through the cross and love of Jesus Christ. I think this is what it means to being truly pro life. For it is truly better to overcome evil with good.