Dead: Osama Bin Laden

I wrote this evening to our congregational email list:

I learned this evening that US forces finally succeeded in a years-long mission.

I’m curious how Christians respond.

So far, what I’ve seen isn’t encouraging.

Dare a disciple of Jesus rejoice in the death of an unbeliever?

Can we muster any grief at the thought of what Osama Bin Laden likely learned after his death?

Are we so unable to connect the dots between his death and Christ’s?

So another man for whom Christ died enters eternity, almost certainly Christ-less.

And Christians rejoice and celebrate and cheer?!

How the Father must grieve!

Osama Bin Laden was an enemy of the cross of Christ, of that I am sure.

But was he too great an enemy for Matthew 5:43-45 to apply?

“Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.

“But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

“That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.”

I have more to say.

But that’s enough for now.

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4 Responses to Dead: Osama Bin Laden

  1. Billy Bush says:

    I believe He wasn’t dead. He is still somewhere.

    How could he be killed so easily while he is a great terrorist.

    I think its time we look into the past – History. The predictions of Nostredamus and other alike….. Enought of moving forward.

  2. Malcolm Howell says:

    I suppose you would have the Navy Seals and each one of us “turn the other cheek?” Do not believe Jesus would have us “turn the other cheek” in this situation in which the offender accounted for far more than 3,000 innocent deaths…

    • Gord Welch says:

      Malcolm, I believe Mark is only asking the question of Christians, not the military. The Navy Seals are free to do whatever they want. Christians, perhaps not so.

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