Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Rejoicing Over The Enemy's Demise

Rejoicing Over The Enemy's Demise

It really saddens me when I see and read about the multitudes of Americans, rejoicing over the enemy's demise of the elusive terrorist Osama Bin Laden, even though there is no evidence of this.

But what really bothers me the most, and the real question and concern we need to ask ourselves, before we stoop to the low level of Middle East muslims who celebrate the demise and deaths of innocent Americans and Jews by passing out candy, as was done with the slaughter of the Fogel Family, is to ask ourselves how does the Lord see this? Is He not willing that any should perish? 2 Peter 3:9. What makes us any different than the enemy who murdered over 3,000 people on September 11, 2001 and then held celebrations around the world when hearing of the news, as innocent people were  jumping from sky scrapers to avoid being burned alive, met their deaths?

The enemy must be having a good laugh.

In typical muslim fashion, Obama said, in the exploitation of Bin Laden's "alleged" death; I say "alleged death" because there is no body,  for political gain, "His demise (death) should be welcomed by all who believe in peace and human dignity." (Incidently, the latest count for Osama Bin Laden being pronounced deaded is  now  nine times).

The Bible tells us that you who love the Lord  to hate evil in Psalm 97:10, but there is a stern warning from God to not rejoice when your enemy falls, and do not let your heart be glad when your enemy stumbles, lest the Lord see it, and it displease him, and he turn away his wrath from him. Proverbs 24:17-18.

We need to remember that there is a very fine line in rejoincing when the enemy falls because it is the Lord himself who executes revenge, and then gloating over that vengence by celebrating in the streets and throwing it in the enemy's face.

Certainly we need to be glad and happy whenever good triumphs over evil, but we should not be rejoicing when the enemy falls, and especially when there is no proof of it and especially knowing that the enemy believes in a false god.

Americans Celebrating Osama Bin Laden's Demise

I remember all too well when Islamic nations were celebrating in the streets after the 9-11 tragedy and it made me sick. Cheering and dancing over killing somebody is just plain wrong from a Christian viewpoint. Have Americans learned nothing from this tragedy?

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  1. Excellent, Toni. So very well stated.

    Bless you.

  2. Thank you, Pearl.

    Bless you, too


  3. Anonymous1:20 PM

    Maybe a silent candle-light march in the streets as way of reconciliation and healing for the victims of 9-11 would have been more appropriate than jubilant hooting and hollering. It would seem to be more Christian than rubbing someones' faces in the announced news. Plus, the news isn't really proven to be true and has so many holes in the story it can't even be certain what we are being told is actually the entire story. For all anyone knows, Bin Laden could have been dead years ago and this just useful propaganda toward some longer term goal, maybe to incite outrage in the Muslim countries surrounding Israel to prompt everyone there into supporting an eventual invasion. Hooting and hollering would just be feeding into that frenzy. Bin Laden supposedly is killed by a "wound to the head". What if he resurfaces again in the future, if he wasn't killed, and the whole thing was a deception. Then it leads me to wondering about the Biblical reference to the anti-Christ who suffers a "wound to the head" but is resurrected to the amazement of the world. I've even read in one blog a theory saying that Hitler might not have actually died back then but could be "resurrected" of sorts, if brought back into public leadership role in the future, or his child or even a clone for all anyone knows - and wouldn't that be "amazing". The way things are going, it's hard to imagine what is going to happen next and it all seems like a play by play as described in the Bible. Things that didn't seem clear to understanding at first, when I go back and re-read them and place them up against today's news and propaganda events in MSM, then yes, some of it starts matching up, as if the meaning of the Bible starts becoming more clear - and more accurate to the very detail. That's just another way of saying we haven't seen anything yet, but it's all unfolding in front of our eyes, very plainly but takes discernment to understand how the interplay between the reality of today and the prophecy and scripture of the Bible are accurately intertwined. It creates a greater desire for Christ, in our lives and soon in this world, in the flesh and blood if need be, and soon.