Today, May 31, 2009, Dr. George Tiller was shot and killed while he was serving as an usher in the Reformation Lutheran Church.
First let me say that my heart goes out to his family and friends and to the other people who were attending church and witnessed this crime.
As a Christian, I am against abortion because it is a sin and abortion is murder. Dr. George Tiller committed murder on unborn babies countless times. George Tiller also had no problem with late term abortions which most abortion doctors will not perform.
Let me also say that I am NOT condoning George Tiller's murder in any way. Murder isWRONG, plain and simple whether it is the murder of innocent unborn babies or a late term abortion doctor. Whoever this is that murdered George Tiller was wrong and he will pay for his crime.
The reason I am writing this post is that this kind of act always gets the atheists and pro-choice people to start talking badly about Christians. I don't know the person who killed George Tiller, I know nothing about his religious background, state of his mental health, or his beliefs. I do know he will answer to God and to the courts for his crime. He had no right to take it upon himself to kill the abortion doctor. The abortion doctor will answer to God about what he has done, it is not up to us to make this judgment or to take the law into our own hands.
I have questions about the thinking of George Tiller. The fact that he attended a church and was serving as an usher there. Of course Christians are not perfect and not everyone who attends a church is a Christian.
To naysayers and atheists, please know that Christians are not perfect AND many people claim to be Christians just because they go to church or because they believe in God. Believing in God alone will not get you to Heaven nor does it make you a Christian.
To be a TRUE Christian you must say the sinners prayer where you ask Jesus to forgive you for your sins, you must believe that Jesus is God and that He died for your sins and that He rose again. You must also have a personal relationship with God through the reading of His Word (the Bible) and through talking to God (prayer). You must repent of your sins, (which means that you try and make an honest effort not to continue in the sinful ways of your former life) before you were saved by the Grace of God.
Now, Christians are not perfect, they are only forgiven. Do Christians sin? Of course, the Bible tells us that ALL have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God. The difference is that once you become a Christian you become convicted of your sins where before you did not care. Convicted means that you know you have sinned and that you feel guilty about it because you know the sin makes God unhappy with you. Before becoming a Christian, you may not have felt the slightest bit of guilt about your sinful ways.
Would you like to have the gift of everlasting life? Your first step is the SINNERS PRAYER.
Again, my heart goes out to the Tiller family and friends who have lost a loved one. I hope they will come to Christ and accept his gift of salvation and take comfort knowing that Jesus cares about you and loves you dearly.