I am thankful that the church is responding to the killing of abortion doctor George Tiller with a very clear statement of condemnation. God’s children cannot condone the taking of this man’s life as a response to his willingness to take the lives of unborn children. He was wrong to commit abortions, but there is no Biblical or moral ground for the taking of his life.
Al Mohler responded yesterday saying in an article on his blog:
Murder is murder. The law rightly affirms that the killing of Dr. George Tiller is murder. In this we must agree. We cannot rest until the law also recognizes the killing of the unborn as murder. The killing of Dr. George Tiller makes that challenge all the more difficult.
You can also listen to Al Mohler’s radio program from yesterday and his remarks about this news by clicking here — A Wicked Deed in Wichita — A Test for the Pro-Life Movement.
James MacDonald has also shared an article on this news in which he states:
Where government authorities fail in their job, we are to wait on the ultimate justice of God Himself. Of course Tiller deserved death, but in God’s time and according to the means God has ordained. NO ONE HAS THE RIGHT TO TRY AND DO GOD’S JOB FOR HIM!! That is always wrong and a set back for the countless faithful people who war against the evil scourge of abortion with patient reason and Christ honoring, law abiding resistance. We are to focus by faith on what is promised in the future:
Ray Pritchard notes in his recent article:
We need to think long-term because we serve a God whose purposes unfold across the centuries. It may be that our grandchildren will still live with abortion. I hope not, but it may turn out that way. No matter how long it takes we must not lose heart, we must not despair, and we must not turn to violence to advance the cause of life. And we should give no support to those who believe that this killing was anything other than murder.