Christian Responses to the Death of an Enemy

The Christian Post has a piece titled Osama bin Laden Dead; Christians Debate Response. Here are a few diverse twitterish responses from Christian leaders quoted in the piece:
  • "I DO mourn death=The widespread death that Bin Laden's life created. Today we MUST celebrate the sacrifice & victory of our troops."
  • "Joyfully celebrating the killing of a killer who joyfully celebrated killing carries an irony that I hope will not be lost on us."
  • "Lord, may we see peace. May the world be more free so the gospel may be preached w/o restriction. Use this for your agenda."
I echo that last prayer and add my prayers for world peace to it. Perhaps prayer is the best response a Christian can have concerning this news? What do you think?


  1. Mixed emotions......I am sad that Bin Laden never repented of his evil ways and thus now spends eternity separated from the love and mercy of God. Yet I am also relieved that Bin Laden's demise came swiftly at the end and he will no longer terrorize the world.

    May we enjoy a measure of peace while we prepare for the next battle with those who do not want peace, but dominion over all mankind.

  2. Rather than celebrate, I feel a deep and profound pride in my country and those brave military and others to accomplish this awesome task and bring some solace to the families of 911.

  3. Hi Bob. Thanks for your comment on my blog and for this post. For your readers, read for my take on the topic.

  4. Proverbs 11:10 NASB
    "When it goes well with the righteous the city rejoices,
    and when the wicked perish, there is joyful shouting."

  5. I am glad. Not because someone had to die, but the world is a safer place... freedom still exists and terrorism has taken a blow.

    Too bad Bin Laden had to die for it. There probably was no other way.


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