One Tragedy, or 30 Million and One?

Florida Abortionist Killed

 

Preborn Babies Killed

• Eternal soul, created and loved by God

 

• Eternal souls, created and loved by God

• Killed by violence: armed man shoots unarmed in back

 

• Killed by violence: grown men tear little babies to pieces

• No due process, no trial by jury

 

• No due process, no trial by jury

• Killer’s act violated prolife principles

 

• Killers’ acts violate medical oaths

• Killer violated Christ’s commands to nonviolence (e.g. Luke 9:51ff.; 22:49ff.), Bible’s command to do good to enemies, and not repay evil with evil (Rom.12:17)

 

• Killers violate God’s commands not to shed innocent blood (Deut. 19:10; Prov. 6:17; Is. 1:15) and not to kill children (Lev. 18:21; 20:1-5; Deut. 12:31)

• Killer ignored God’s warning, “Do not take revenge . . . Vengeance is Mine; I will repay” (Rom. 12:19)

 

• Killers fail to heed God’s warning, “Vengeance is Mine; I will repay” (Rom. 12:19)

• Killer bypassed other less drastic alternatives

 

• Killers bypassed other less drastic alternatives

• Killing sent abortionist into Christless eternity, removing any more chance for repentance (Ezek. 18:23)

 

• Killing sends children into eternity, removing any chance to live their intended lives on earth (Psalm 139:16)

• Little or no chance for victim to defend himself

 

• Absolutely no chance for victims to defend themselves

• Victim strong empowered adult who could and did stand up for his own rights

 

• Victims weak, vulnerable and helpless, needing others to stand up for their rights

• Victim guilty of horrible crimes against others

 

• Victims guilty of no crimes against others

• Rich: from being a mercenary, hired to kill

 

• Poor: No money, power or social status

• Arrogant: bragged and sang over megaphone he would continue to kill babies

 

• Humble: the least of Christ’s brethren, in need of advocacy and help (Mt. 25:40)

• His killing illegal

 

• Their killing legal

• Wanted by many, unwanted by one

 

• Wanted by many, unwanted by one

• Death focused on and condemned by media

 

• Deaths ignored and justified by media

• Nation gripped by this death

 

• Nation turns the other way from these deaths

• Death mourned by many on both sides of abortion issue

 

• Deaths mourned (in any personal sense) by few

• His murder decried by those on both sides of the issue

 

• Their murder defended by those on one side of the issue

• Had funeral, eulogies and burial

 

• Had no funeral, eulogies or burial

• Had a choice as to what to do with his life

 

• Had no chance to choose because lives taken so early

• Killer confessed and turned himself in

 

• Killers do not confess or turn themselves in

• Killer arrested by police, to be punished by courts

 

• Killers defended by police and courts

• Society will make his killer pay dearly for his single act of murder

 

• Society won’t make their killers pay for their continuous serial murders; instead defends and rewards them

• His killer will answer to God for his act; the Almighty will judge justly (Rom. 14:10-12)

 

• Their killers will answer to God for their acts; the Almighty will judge justly (Rev. 20:12)

• His death creates martyr, serving proabortion cause

 

• Their deaths desensitize, serving proabortion cause

• President and Attorney General outraged, promise severe punishment even of nonviolent protesters

 

• President and Attorney General do all in their power to see that this violent killing continues unrestricted

• Such desperate action encouraged when government squelches peaceful nonviolent intervention

 

• Such desperate action encouraged when government squelches peaceful nonviolent intervention

• Such extreme action encouraged when media, schools & churches ignore/distort facts about unborn & abortion

 

• Such extreme actions encouraged when media, schools & churches ignore/distort facts about unborn & abortion

• Death blamed on prolife Christians, even the 99.9% committed to nonviolence

 

• Deaths not blamed on “prochoicers,” who either deny reality of deaths, or their responsibility for them

• Many Christians decrying this killing eagerly distanced themselves even from nonviolent prolife intervention

 

• Many of same Christians are doing little or nothing to stop this extremist violent killing of innocent children

• Done in one place in the country; a unique, first of a kind act in twenty years of legal abortion

 

• Done across the country, in acts repeated over 4000 times a day for twenty years of legal abortion

• Total killed: One man

 

• Total killed: 30 million children

Randy Alcorn, founder of EPM

Randy Alcorn (@randyalcorn) is the author of over fifty books and the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries

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