Murder at a Church

As a Christian, I condemn what appears to be the murder of George Tiller at the morning services of his Lutheran Church.  Obviously, like many Christians, I deplore Tiller’s practice of abortion.  He was one of the few doctors left in the country who would still perform late term abortions.  I have no doubt but that the partial birth abortions he performed are forms of killing innocent babies.  However, he is now apparently the victim of a murder.  The person or persons responsible should be tried, condemned, and executed for murder.

As for what this means in the abortion debate, I feel sure that Tiller will become a martyr for the cause of abortion; this is terribly unfortunate.  The murderer almost certainly could not have been a Christian.  As 1 John 3:15 says, “Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer; and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.”  I hope the murderer does not even profess to be a Christian because his actions are clearly unacceptable according to Scripture (see Romans 13:1ff and, of course, Ex 20:13, “Thou shalt not kill”).

Update:  Excellent response from Dr. Mohler here.

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