By now the news of America's most notorious abortionist, George Tiller's murder has spread like wild fire. It was in North Carolina when the shocking news reached us. There we were enjoying a church picnic in Rev. Flip Benham's yard when the bomb dropped. As we tried to absorb the implications of this report, a pall came over everyone present. There were no hallelujahs, rejoicing, or celebration. There was nothing but a sobering sense of loss.
After the shock, a deep dread came over my soul for this man, whom we witnessed to, wept for, prayed over, pleaded with, and called to repentance since 1991. I cringed at the mere thought of this bloody man standing before the Lord of glory to give an account for his murderous ways. Instinctively, I knew the greater judgement was not the tens of thousands of baby boys and girls he ruthlessly slaughtered in the womb. No, the greater danger to his soul was his stubborn, hard hearted, stiff necked, and seared conscience rejection of God's call to repentance and His merciful offer of pardon.
About a month ago, another man associated with abortion (He owned a string of abortion mills) lost several members of his family in a flaming plane crash in Montana. It happened to explode right near a Memorial to the Unborn. The connection was hard to avoid. At that time, this word came forth, "These are the days of retribution. The abortion industry needs to awaken and repent, lest a worse thing come upon them." It has come to pass and paranoia is most likely running rampant throughout the death merchants of America. To those who are looking over their shoulders and wondering if the avenger of blood will visit them be reminded of our Lord's words, "And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell (Matthew 10:28)." It is high time the abortion industry fear God and depart from this grave evil. A misguided soul can only kill the body, but God can kill bodies and toss souls into hell. Fear Him, I say!
The Church may fail to rescue those unjustly sentenced to death. The state may betray their sacred trust, but God cannot deny Himself. One cannot continue to murder babies and escape justice forever. Leviticus 20:1-5 warns, "And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Again, thou shalt say to the children of Israel, Whosoever he be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn in Israel, that giveth any of his seed unto Molech; he shall surely be put to death: the people of the land shall stone him with stones. And I will set my face against that man, and will cut him off from among his people; because he hath given of his seed unto Molech, to defile my sanctuary, and to profane my holy name. And if the people of the land do any ways hide their eyes from the man, when he giveth of his seed unto Molech, and kill him not: Then I will set my face against that man, and against his family, and will cut him off, and all that go a whoring after him, to commit whoredom with Molech, from among their people."
Lawful authority refused to prosecute this mass murderer. God warns if they don't, He is still obligated to bring those who sacrifice children to Molech to justice. Be assured, however, that our government, who has betrayed their sacred trust by refusing to protect life and stop the shedding of innocent blood, will exploit Tiller's murder to further persecute those who peaceably oppose abortion's reign of terror. Be it known to them, we will not be silenced nor intimidated by the violence of one being used to prosecute the voice of the many.
The following is the press statement sent out by Rev. Flip Benham, national director of Operation Rescue/Operation Save America.
George Tiller - Killed
Contact: Dr. Pat McEwen, Operation Save America, 321-431-3962
WASHINGTON, May 31 /Christian Newswire/ -- "He died the way he lived. His was a bloody death." Rev Rusty Thomas, Operation Save America(OSA). "Someone 'chose' to end George Tiller's life this morning, in his church."
"What was an abortionist doing 'in' church, any church...being allowed, welcomed, even venerated? This man killed babies for a living. He charged large sums of money to do it. Then he went to 'church,' made large contributions, and the 'church' (Reformation Lutheran Church) accepted it??" Pastor Mark Holick, Spirit One Christian Center, & OSA.
This is an apostate church, fully complicit in Mr. Tiller's murderous rampage against preborn children. It has provided cover and respectability for him. We have confronted both pastor and church with this trashing of the Gospel of Christ. I can still recall one board member saying, "We have members who believe both ways (pro-life or pro-choice)." Please!
"A man who stiffens his neck after many rebukes will suddenly be destroyed -- without remedy." Proverbs 29:1. "George Tiller has been confronted innumerable times with the claims of Christ." Rev Flip Benham, Director of Operation Save America. "We were in Wichita in 1991, pleading for him to receive Christ and stop murdering children. In April 2001, I wrote him a personal letter with the book, Won By Love hoping to speak with him. Every day outside his abortion mill, gentle Christians pleaded with mothers to choose life and with George to choose Christ. We have been to his home, his church, and his work. He is now bowing before Jesus and confessing that He (Jesus) is right and that he (George Tiller) was wrong!"
No doubt the media will paint every Christian, who loves life and lives out that belief in the streets of his city, as a wild-eyed, lunatic, fanatic bent on shooting abortionists. They will attempt to silence the voice of many by using the violence of one. This ploy is the devil's "straw man."
Beware! The one who murdered George Tiller became exactly what George Tiller was -- a murderer.
We will not be silenced nor will we stop opposing the murder of "any" person - born or unborn. If I were at Reformation Lutheran Church this morning my duty would be to stand in between the shooter and George Tiller. The love of Christ compels us!
What - Press Conference
When - Monday, June 1, 2009, 11:00AM
Where - Spirit One Christian Center, Wichita, KS