T. PIERCE BROWN
The following letter is one that I wrote to several papers in this area. I commend it to you for two reasons: First, the principles in it are those that every person needs to know. Second, those who have Christian principles and standards that they received from God should do what they can, where they are, with what they have to strive to get others to recognize and practice those principles. We have had a great nation, but it is going “down the drain” unless those of us who uphold the righteousness of God do more to encourage others to do likewise. It can be done through the media if every Christian will take the time to write. Such letters as the one below will be published if you care enough to write them.
There is no legitimate justification for the murder of a doctor in an abortion clinic no matter how opposed to abortion one may be. The act and the reaction to it reveal several interesting things. If the doctor had been murdered right before he was born, millions of those who now uphold his right to live, would have denied it then. One wonders if the unborn baby is thought to be non-human. If so, what is he, a pig?
Second, it demonstrates again that two wrongs do not make a right, or one sin does not justify another. The cause of justice, morality and righteousness were not advanced by this killing, but retarded.
Third, it shows the strange and perverted reasoning of those whose lives are not directed by absolute standards, but by their own depraved desires. Those who so easily justify the riots, looting and killing inL.A.on the grounds that there has been widespread social injustice will be among the first to condemn the one who murdered the doctor, regardless of the number of innocent children he has killed. Neither is justified, and there no double standard should be applied, for God condemns both.
Fourth, it demonstrates that one evil or sin uncorrected always leads to another. When David committed adultery with Bathsheba, he tried to cover it, so he murdered her husband in a perfectly legal way, but putting him in the front of the battle lines without proper support. Repentance allowed him to be forgiven, but did not erase the results of his action. Our only hope for these destructive ways is to strive to have ONE NATION UNDER GOD by accepting His standards in every walk of life.