Well Bin Laden has been executed.
(What happened to that “fair trial” thing?)
Forgive me for being a little cynical, but this is the ninth time, according to some sources, that Bin Laden has been killed.
Madelaine Albright declared him to be dead in 2003.
Many others have.
I personally believe that he died long ago...this latest episode is a “false-flag” to justify additional imperial initiatives abroad and enhanced limitations of liberty at home...one must always have a “boogey-man”.
This is purposeful.
We are being played.
Much information points to this conclusion.
Setting aside the question of truth of the matter, I would like for us to consider the reaction of Believers.
Here is a sampling of what “crossed my desk” over the past day or so…
“UBL DEAD! Proud to be an American” - a “pastor”
“Dear Osama: how’s that 144 virgin plan working out for you right now?” - a “pastor”
(I suppose one who believes in a double-portion reward)
Posting an American flag - “Sign of Freedom” - a “pastor”
We have a serious problem within the Kingdom of God with what I can only call a “christian nationalism”.
It takes on many forms, all of which are abhorrent to the true Kingdom.
One young believer stated “People have been getting so excited about Osama’s death. I know he was a bad person and all but is it really necessary to celebrate someone’s death? Seriously?”
This young one is far closer to the Word and Heart of God than the “pastors”.
Where is the cry that, rather than celebrating a death, is celebrating a transformed life?(...which, by the way, did you see the “college students” celebrating outside the White House...waving flags...am I to believe that a Georgetown student has a flag?...really now)
What if bin Laden had repented and confessed that Jesus Christ is Lord?
What if he had recanted related to Islam?
Rather, we tend to celebrate the demise of those who profess to be our enemy.
God has some things to say about such.
Hear the Word.
17 Do not rejoice when your enemy falls,
And do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles;
18 Or the LORD will see it and be displeased,
And turn His anger away from him.
We are not to rejoice...gloat.
We must watch our heart… no schadenfreuden - “pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others” Audio
Lest the Lord see and be displeased.
It does not please the Lord when we rejoice in a stumbling enemy.
We might be the cause of the Lord turning his anger away from the enemy.
The Lord created each human.
The Lord loves each without measure.
May we do likewise.