Pastor's comments on Tiller 'unbiblical'

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  1. Revmitchell

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    The president of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) is repudiating statements made by a former convention official regarding President Barack Obama and the recent murder of abortionist George Tiller.



    On a recent webcast of his daily radio talk show, Wiley Drake, former second vice-president of the SBC, called last Sunday's murder of Tiller "an answer to prayer." Then during an interview with Alan Colmes on Fox News Radio, Drake said he was praying the same type of "imprecatory prayer" against the president of the United States.

    Johnny HuntFor years, Drake has encouraged the practice of praying words of judgment found throughout the Book of Psalm, back to God, against enemies. But Dr. Johnny Hunt, pastor of First Baptist Church of Woodstock, Georgia, and president of the SBC, says Drake's comments are out of line.

    "[That's a] terrible statement, [a] very unbiblical statement," Hunt responds. "I'm still encouraged that the [Book of] Proverbs teaches that God has the water in a channel -- and my prayer has always that God would turn hearts."

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    ==I believe Wiley Drake has not only gone to a dangerous and unBiblical extreme, he may also be revealing something about his heart and relationship with the Lord (1John 3:14-15). The imprecatory psalms were David's prayers against God's enemies. In the New Testament we are never commanded to pray such prayers. In fact we are directly commanded not to pray in such a way. As New Testament Christians we are to pray for the wicked and "leave room for the wrath of God" (Rom 12:19-20). Jesus said we are not to seek "an eye for an eye" or a "tooth for a tooth". Rather we are to love our enemies (Matt 5:38-44). That does not mean that we should not oppose the wicked, we should. But it does direct our attitudes towards them. We should hate their deeds with a Godly passion, but we are to pray for their repentance and salvation.
     
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    Excellent post Martin... I particularly like your last sentence.

    Rev,

    What are your thoughts on the article? I noticed you didn't comment.
     
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    Wow! You all usually assume when one posts an article the poster agrees with every jot an tittle. I am in agreement with Dr.Hunt.
     

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