I have heard the Liberals lump the Pro-Lifers in with the Killer that killed Tiller. The pro-life position does not, cannot justify murder for any reason. But I have also seen some on the blogs from the supposed pro-life side rejoicing in the death of Dr. Tiller. They say, "We would never advocate killing, but now that he's dead…" This is so wrong. There is no defense for what Dr. Tiller did, he was a killer. But if God does not rejoice in the death of wicked, how can we?
Say to them: 'As I live,' says the Lord GOD, 'I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn, turn from your evil ways! For why should you die, O house of Israel?' (Ezekiel 33:11 NKJV)
Abortion did not start with Dr. Tiller, nor does it end with his death. For every one of the 60,000 children that this "Doctor" killed, there was a parent that paid him to do it. Granted, some of the mothers may not have wanted it that way. The child's father or one of the parent's own parents may have pressured her into it. But it was ultimately, a family member that ordered and paid for the execution of a helpless child. So that makes at least 60,001 killers. Who is the guiltiest? Does it matter? The children are dead. Dr. Tiller was only one of the many people that enable this industry of death to exist.
Therefore, I argue that we do have a problem but Dr. Tiller is not the cause of it. Our nation has a spiritual problem; we have forgotten our roots. We have kicked God out of the schools and have turned them over to the unions and the government (a sure combination for success) for the teaching of our children. This teaching says that we happened by chance, not design; that we come from Amoebas and Monkeys and that we are not any better than Amoebas and Monkeys. Some even teach that we are worse than Amoebas and Monkeys because we have caused all of the world's problems and the world would be better without us.
But God is amazing and provides a different reason, with a better conclusion, and a loving solution:
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. (John 3:16 NKJV)
The Messiah, the Son of God, the Lord Jesus Christ, paid the deserved penalty for these parents, for Dr. Tiller, and for Dr. Tiller's killer. He also paid the penalty for us.
What then? Are we better than they? Not at all. For we have previously charged both Jews and Greeks that they are all under sin. As it is written: "THERE IS NONE RIGHTEOUS, NO, NOT ONE; (Romans 3:9-10 NKJV)
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, (Romans 3:23 NKJV)
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
(Romans 6:23 NKJV)
All we have to do is believe in Him.
So they said, "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved,..."(Acts 16:31a NKJV)
Now THAT is something to rejoice in.