Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Can I Be Pro-Life and Take a Life

Recently, I received the following "feedback" email via
Being a US Marine I understand the ability and need to take a life but I am wholeheartedly against abortion. Where does that leave me and people like me?
Having served as a deputy sheriff for twenty years, and having served as a chaplain to my law enforcement brethren for eight of those years, I have been asked questions similar to this many times. "Can I, as a Christian, take a human life in the performance of my law enforcement or military duties while, at the same time, honor God's command not to kill? Can I take a life and remain consistent in my pro-life position?" The answer to both questions is "yes."

For further study: Genesis 9:6; Exodus 20:13; Deuteronomy 5:17; Numbers 35:11, 15, 31; Joshua 20:9; Matthew 26:47-56; Romans 13:1-5