Despite my strong affiliation with the Pro-Life movement on philosophical/ethical/moral grounds, my initial reaction to the death of the infamous terrorist, Osama Bin Ladin, was "Awesome! I'm glad he's dead!" I even went so far as to say, "I wish he had not gotten a Muslim-compliant burial…he should have been buried with bacon."
But a friend of mine brought up a good point about whether we should celebrate his death. Yes, he was notorious. Yes, he was responsible for the deaths of thousands of Americans.
However, he died without recognizing his need for the saving grace of Jesus. While Americans have been cheering for his death, he is bound to an eternity in hell.
I purposefully titled this blog entry provocatively to see how people would respond. I still think Osama got his earthly justice, but I want to express my own revelation that Christians living in the United States should not be more closely tied to American nationalism than we are to the Great Commission.
Tell me what you think.