Monday, May 9, 2011

How Can Christians Justify the Killing of Osama?

Someone asked me how Christians could justify his killing.

Easy. “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.”

Osama was not merciful; hence, no mercy for him.

Matthew 7:

“1Judge not, that ye be not judged.
2For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

or in modern English:

1 “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2 For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

Osama judged the west harshly–not his place –so he murdered and led young men to do suicide bombings with false and ungodly promises of free sex to come.

Therefore, with what judgment Osama judged the West, he was properly judged –and sentenced.

Christian mercy and forgiveness of others is not to be foolishness whereby we let tyrants oppress and murder if we can prevent it. There is justification for “just wars” to liberate people from tyrants –and our own vulnerable ones from future acts of terror. There is rightly a war being waged by good against evil. (Quote)

There is still mercy for the repentant sinner who changes his way--or one who sincerely repents on his deathbed. I would hold out hope for all bereaved people, that their loved ones encountered Christ's mercy before their deaths. But those who "live by the sword die by the sword." I don't think that refers to those on the right side of just wars or peace-keepers. Our military's purpose IS peace-keeping in a world frought with evil-doers.

I was just reading in Time about Mueller, head of FBI --and 2 terrorists they recently captured. There are people bent on the destruction of others. We need our peace-keepers. God bless them all!

"God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance and have eternal life."--the Bible

1 comment:

Kevin said...

More generally, I think Osama's assassination can be morally justified as preventing future murderous attacks by him.