Monday, June 01, 2009

Double Tragedy

Thankfully this has nothing to do with my son. (He is doing well btw). The double tragedy is the shooting of an abortion doctor. Murder is murder, no matter how you try and justify it. The abortion doctor was wrong in providing abortions, and he is paying for that now. No one who does abortions regularly can logically or faithfully call themselves christian. To be clear, God forgives even the cruelest man, provided he has faith and repents (turns away) prior to death. However, those who continue to do things abominable to God are rejected. This is one of those times.

There is a second tragedy here, one more subtle. The second, and possibly more grievous, tragedy is the lack of church discipline. This man was an usher in a church on Sunday, and oversaw the murder of babies from Monday to Friday! He should have been excommunicated long ago. Nothing is worth the continuance of keeping one in the fold who goes against so much of what God says. It also reveals a lack of proper instruction within the church, and the list goes on. It is a tragedy that a murder was committed, and the murder of the doctor was wrong. However, the church (as a whole) better pay attention, because those who do not practice proper discipline might end up likewise being rejected. This is true for all churches within the Church invisible, the bride of Christ.


Dan @ Necessary Roughness said...

He was excommunicated, from an LCMS church, so he joined the ELCA congregation.

VirginiaLutherans said...


I was not aware he was excommunicated from the LC-MS. That was a good thing. However, I do find it sad that he was able to go to an ELCA church (which I was aware of). It is an interesting consequence of multiple denominations- church discipline loses some (all?) of its bite when others are more than willing to ignore unchristian behavior.