chuck-websterBIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BNc) — Instead of his regular devotional thoughts, writer Chuck Webster, who ministers with the Hoover, Ala., congregation, dedicated his space today to the conviction of Philadelphia abortionist doctor Kermit Gosnell.

Gosnell was convicted this week of first-degree murder in the deaths of three babies.

Chuck expressed wonder at how Gosnell could do what he did and how the abortion industry could be acceptable in a country where the majority of its citizens call themselves Christians.

As he dealt with some “perhaps” and “maybes” in an attempt to understand what God might be doing in the situation, he remarked, “I’ve already read stories of people who have changed their minds about abortion, so we can praise God for that.”

I suppose we don’t have those answers, and maybe we never will, but whenever we see sin in some kind of graphic form like this, it ought to remind us that sin isn’t just the big, headline-making, jaw-dropping things. It’s pervasive, and it hurts us all. Those of us gawking at Dr. Gosnell from a distance also struggle with sin, though maybe it’s of a more private, not-as-serious (so we say) variety.

Chuck ended his devotional thought by including several relevant Bible passages for reflection.

Read the entire devotional thought at this link.

Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us

One thought on “Christian writer stupefied: ‘How could Gosnell do what he did?’

  1. The good brother’s maybe’s and perhapses are a sad commentary of today’s lack of sound teaching that has let a form of neo-calvinism “determinism” creep into our ranks. This determinism, that YHWH is not only the first cause but the only cause of everything and leaves one questioning why would HE do or let this or that happen. That of course leaves one abandoning “free will” and questioning GOD, WHY? The WHY is the power of sin entered into the world thru Adam (1 Cor.15) and here the answer to Bro. Webster’s speculations, Gosnell is simply evil, a child of his father the devil (John 8:44). Even so his sin is no greater than those who had their own babies killed or those who give approval of the same. (See Romans 1:28-32).

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