On Sunday May 1st, the news broke that the US Government had killed Osama Bin Laden, undoubtedly one of the most evil men of our time. Bin Laden was the head of an organization whose charter was to cause as much terror and unrest to their enemies using any and all means necessary. Al Qaeda was responsible for the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center, the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombing in East Africa, the 2000 U.S. Cole bombing and of course the attack on the Pentagon and World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001. Nothing is off limits to Al Qaeda, including the killing of innocent women, children and civilians. In addition, Bin Laden’s Al Qaeda recruits thousands of young people every year to be trained as homicide bombers with the false promise of an Islamic Heaven as a reward.
In short, Bin Laden is evil.
Understandably, many in the US and abroad rejoiced when his death was announced. Personally, I find the idea of screaming, shouting and dancing in the streets over an evil man’s death as distasteful and would never do it personally. But more disturbing to me was many Christians response to Bin Laden’s death. The self-righteous hippie “don’t judge, love” police were out in force, condemning anyone for being happy that one of the most evil maniacs of our time received the justice he most certainly deserved. Worse than that, many believers had the audacity to “mourn” his death because he was an unbeliever! As if they care that much about unbelievers! (If they did, they might actually talk to some and win them to Jesus!) The response of many Christians revealed just how little they understand justice, one of the foundations of God’s throne:
“Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; ” – Psalm 89:14
If God is anything, He is JUST. Most Christians don’t believe in justice, they believe in some syrupy creation of their own depraved mind they call “love”. This “love” espoused by many believers has no standards, in fact, it’s not love at all. But God’s throne is not founded on Love; the one who sits upon it IS love. God’s authority is derived from His righteousness and justice. Justice required the sins of man to be atoned for by the spotless blood of a perfect lamb. Justice nailed Jesus to the cross. To reject justice is to reject the rule and reign of God. On the last day, the Lord Jesus will sit on his throne and JUDGE all believers based on what they did in the body, whether good or evil. Sadly, this will be the first many Christians will experience and understand what justice is all about:
“For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.” II Corinthians 5:10
Bin Laden was an evil man responsible for the death of thousands of people. By killing Muslims and other unbelievers he has condemned thousands to an eternity apart from God, populating hell. His death is a GOOD thing. He most certainly deserves the punishment he received here on earth as a US Navy Seal team, under cover of darkness penetrated his compound and ventilated his head and sternum. More than that, he most certainly has earned the punishment he will receive in eternity.
I give you what appeared on one of my friends Facebook page the morning after Bin Laden's death was announced:
"For he (Navy Seal) is God’s servant to do you good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword (M16) for nothing. He is God’s servant, an (Black-ops) agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer (Osama)." - Romans 13:4
Go God! Mission accomplished!
In my house, May 1st will be a holiday. We’ll eat seafood to commemorate Bin Laden’s demise as he now “Sleeps with the fishes”.