Daily Devotional for Tuesday June 2, 2009
The Assassination of Abortion Doctor George Tiller
(Exodus 21:22, 23)
The assassination of abortion doctor George Tiller has just insured the culture of death in this nation will flourish! I am sure many who fight for the life of the unborn did not shed any tears upon hearing the news that one of the most notorious abortion doctors in the history of the nation, George Tiller of Wichita, Kansas, also known as "Tiller the baby killer," had been assassinated. The reality is, the killing of Tiller was the greatest gift our pro-death President and those in the pro-death movement could have ever received. Tiller's murder has insured the pro-death movement in this nation will flourish like never before.
Let me take this opportunity to say that what happened to George Tiller should NOT have happened. People who are pro life are just that, PRO LIFE! We don't believe in bombing abortion clinics and we certainly don't believe in or condone the killing of abortion doctors. The Bible says, "Vengeance is mine sayeth the Lord." The sick human beings that kill babies for a living will one day stand before God, and trust me, He will judge them. There is no excuse ever for vigilante justice and the man who killed Tiller should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Pray for him, since he needs Jesus. HE IS NOT PART OF THE PRO-LIFE MOVEMENT OR HE WOULD NOT HAVE MURDERED TILLER!
Let me lay out for you what you will now be hearing. The media that supports the killing of babies, has always characterized those in the pro-life movement as nutcases. The head of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, recently issued a report stating that pro lifers were a threat to our national security. People who support the life of the unborn are often lumped in with those few sick people in the past who have bombed abortion clinics and killed abortion doctors. The killing of Tiller has now given the media a license to categorize every one who stands for life as an abortion clinic bomber and murdered or abortion doctors.
Almost as disgusting as the killing of Tiller, was to see how fast King Obama came out with a statement. It was actually amazing that this guy flies his wife to New York for a nice dinner and Broadway show Saturday night at taxpayers' expense, and is able to issue a statement early on a Sunday afternoon regarding the death of an abortion doctor within a few hours of his murder? He was too eager to denounce Tiller's killing, clearly laying the blame at the feet of those who condemn him and others who support the slaughter of innocent babies. He put those in the pro-life movement on notice a few weeks ago at Notre Dame, and the Tiller killing has now given him carte blanche to marginalize and silence those in the pro-life movement.
So when confronted with the sin of abortion, what should that action be? First, prayer. PRAYER CHANGES THINGS! I can only imagine the number of prayers that went up every day during the time slavery was legal in this nation, that this inhumane practice would end. Don't ever underestimate the power of prayer and EVERY child of God must pray daily for this nation to get out of the business of killing babies.
Second, communicate to others the Truth of God's Word. It is God Himself who calls abortion murder. Those who know Christ cannot sit back and be silent while people support this sin. Wherever the discussion of abortion exists, be it in your home with family members, at work or school, out with friends, or in the public square, a child of God MUST speak out for righteousness and call this sin what it is...MURDER!
Third, evangelism. Some of you may be confused how evangelism has anything to do with the abortion issue, but it is THE answer to this and every other issue. You see, when a person is saved, the Bible says they become a "new creature in Christ." They literally are a new creation and the "old things pass away." When a person is saved they get a new heart, they get new desires, they start to live their life in obedience to God instead of in rebellion to Him. The ultimate answer to the abortion issue is to get people saved since they would no longer make the choice to kill their baby and the abortion mills would close down due to a lack of business.
AGAIN, EVERY PERSON THAT KNOWS JESUS HAS THE MANDATE FROM OUR LORD TO SHARE THE HOPE AND LOVE WE HAVE IN CHRIST WITH THE LOST. THIS IS NOT AN OPTION, IT IS A COMMANDMENT!
As a side note, I find it interesting that Tiller was killed while acting as an usher at his church. I wonder what kind of church allows an avowed baby killer to serve in the church. I wonder how many sermons this pastor delivered that killing babies is murder. There is no doubt that Tiller needed to be in church, but not as an usher, in the pews coming under the conviction of the Holy Spirit to stop killing babies. It is sad that most churches who claim to be of Christ, don't speak out on the killing of innocent babies, the sin of homosexuality, or other sins that have sent this nation into a spiritual abyss. The comprised church of 2009 is where the bulk of the blame lies for the spiritual condition of our land.
I love you and care about you so much. The fight for the life of the unborn got much more difficult yesterday. Please pray for George Tiller's family and that they will turn to God during this time for comfort. Please pray for the man who killed Tiller, that he will turn to the Lord, repent, and find peace in Christ. Please also pray for those who fight for the life of the unborn. All those who support the life of those innocent babies will now be mocked in the media and categorized as terrorists, killers, and nutcases. WE CANNOT LET THE KILLING OF TILLER INTIMIDATE US INTO SILENCE!
I have tried to tell you for quite a while that the battle for the soul of this nation is in high gear. Satan is about death. Only satan could have masterminded this insidious event that on the surface may seem like a blessing to some, but in reality is a curse to those who love life. We have the most pro-death President in the nation's history, and those in the pro-death movement have been energized and emboldened. They will use the killing of Tiller to become even more bold and brazen in their pro-death agenda. The black cloud of death is hanging over this nation. Sadly, with the assassination of Tiller, that cloud got a little darker yesterday.
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ, Bill Keller