Committing murder is wrong. It is sinful. It is contrary to the most fundamental natural law, and it is contrary to God's clearly revealed law.
Committing murder in the name of the sanctity of human life is not only sinful and wrong, but hypocritical and counterproductive. Sin and death beget not life, but fruits after their own kind.
It is no less hypocritical when those who defend and advocate the murder of unborn infants now decry the murder of an adult. One murder is given headline news, and the pundits pontificate, while thousands of murders are silently committed every day under the protection of an unjust law that defies the justice of God. There is nothing but the rotten stench of death in any of this.
The murder of an abortionist is no cause for rejoicing on anybody's part. It can only sadden those who recognize the sanctity of human life and the righteousness of God's law. It is no time for finger-pointing to the left or to the right, but only for repentance in each and every heart, and for the fervent cry of unceasing prayer that the Lord would have mercy on us all.
Oh, wretched man! Who shall save us from this body of death?
There is One Man who has murdered, not the killer, but death itself. There is One Man who has been the Infant in the womb and the Man under the judgment of God, for the atonement and the reconciliation of the world. There is One Man who has become the Curse of sin and death, that, by His own voluntary self-sacrifice, the guilty might be forgiven and set free. There is One Man who has risen from death and the grave and ascended to the right hand of the Father in heaven, arising as the Incense of faithful prayer on behalf of us all. For His sake, we are heard. For His sake, the Lord our God is merciful to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth. Kyrie eleison. Christe eleison. Kyrie eleison.
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