Grieving bin Laden

I documented the announcement of the death of Osama bin Laden via an iBlog post just before the President spoke.

Since then, many have weighed in with their thoughts on the matter. Many feel this was a victory for the US Military. Some feel he “got what he deserved.” Others believe this was a crucial blow in the War on Terror.

I get all that.

But I saw a clip from Francis Chan that summed up my thoughts that night…

I grieve for those who lost loved ones September 11, 2001. And I absolutely believe bin Laden’s death was justified for the crimes he committed.

But I do not celebrate another soul in Hell.

Hell is real. Eternity is real. And I don’t rejoice when ANYONE enters eternity without Jesus.

I sometimes let myself get into a kind of stupor about Hell. I forget that there are souls going there every day. I don’t grieve enough about that. I don’t use my knowledge of the Word of God and my commitment to the cause of Christ to fuel my intensity to  reach out to a lost and dying world.

Lord Jesus, forgive me for “being OK” with ANYONE entering eternity without you.


One thought on “Grieving bin Laden

  1. When I heard of bin Laden’s death, I thought of what Jesus said about Judas in Mark 14:21….”It would have been good for that man if he had never been born.”

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