Sunday, May 31, 2009
Killing in the Cause of Christ
While he was at church this Sunday morning, Dr. George Tiller was shot and killed by an unknown murderer. Dr. Tiller was gunned down in the presence of his wife and the church congregation, the Reformation Lutheran Church in Wichita, Kansas. The murderer sped away in his car.
Killing in the Cause of Christ is an idea I have never understood or agreed with. Jesus Christ certainly did not advance the idea that killing another human being is justified. No, Christ taught about forgiveness, compassion, and understanding. He taught of redemption and faith, of love for our fellow men and for peace on earth.
Murder is just that - murder. The killing of Dr. Tiller was the cold-blooded murder of another human being.