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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