Dr. Greg J. Dixon
The Trumpet on-line unequivocally condemns the mayhem and killings at the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic as we have in the past, when such bombings and murders of abortion Doctors and abortion clinic workers have been carried out by so called Christians, in the name of Christ. For Christian leaders to remain silent when these events take place in the name of our God is no different than when the Muslim Imams remain silent when their crowd perpetrates bombings and killings in the name of their god Allah. The principle is the same. We do not know yet if the Colorado Springs clinic killings were carried out in the name of Christ, but it wouldn’t surprise us. However, we oppose the killing of abortion Doctors, and the bombing of abortion clinics for the following reasons.
- There is not one example in the New Testament where the church is commissioned to conduct a “Holy War” against the wicked. The church has been given a three-fold commission to evangelize (make disciples), baptize, and teach them. Mt 28:19-20.
- The only sword that has been given to the church is the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God – Eph. 6:17. God has given government the sword of vengeance – Rom 13:1-9 for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. God has given the church the “ministry of grace” and the government the “ministry of justice.” Just because government doesn’t do its job doesn’t give the church the right to administer justice in its place.
- Abortion Clinic bombers have no authority for their actions. Paul and Barnabas went out under the authority of the church at Antioch, can you imagine the church sending anyone under their authority to kill or bomb and abortion clinic? Therefore if anyone should do such a thing they do it without authority.
- The last thing that we want to mention, although, no doubt, their are many more, is the fact that the people that do these things destroy the reputations of those who are in the anti-aborticide and Planned Parenthood battle on a daily basis. Some have literally given their lives and fortunes to this ministry. What this does to their efforts is devastating. But these selfish people only think of themselves. It is like the person who commits suicide, they never consider their their family nor the influence that they have on others. Paul the Apostle put it this way, ” For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself.” We appreciate all of those who have tirelessly given themselves to this great cause, we only wish that we could call them all by name in this article, but their will be a day that their reward will be given before all.
Conclusion: Of course we know that every person has the right to self defense, themselves and others, but never the right to take the law into their own hands to carry out acts of vengeance in the name of the Lord. The night that our Lord was crucified He told his disciples to “sell their garment and buy a sword.”
The early church rescued little children that had been sacrificed to the gods, even some that had been left to die in one way or the other. However they did not carry out vigilante efforts against the parents or the temples that were perpetrating the murder of the innocents.
One other thing that I should say that possibly our readers have not thought about. In every instance where attacks against abortion doctors and clinics have been carried out, to my knowledge, they have been perpetrated by those who believe in the Reformed doctrine. This doctrine can be traced back to Augustine who has been called by religious historians as the first Catholic. One of their main doctrines is baptismal regeneration, the sprinkling of babies to wash away original sin. In that these unborn infants, have never been baptized (sprinkled), if they are aborted they will go to hell. These reformed theology proponents believe that they are not only saving a baby’s life, but a baby’s soul. For these people, this is a massive soul winning effort. Tragically they are deluded by their false teachers. The Lord Jesus said, “And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
We want to warn any that are under the influence of these wicked men to break clear of them before you are used by them to delude yourself into killing an abortion Doctor or bombing an abortion clinic, and destroying throwing your life away for a cause that is not worth it, and a cause that you are not going to win in this manner.