For Vengeance Belongs to God

1 May

A still of 2004 Osama bin Laden video

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Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord.

Romans 12:19

As I write at this moment it is 11:04p.m. of May 1, 2011. An historic day for the United States; the man it most wanted to kill is finally dead. Osama Bin Laden is no more, and I can’t help but feel like this “great accomplishment” is nothing but vague words in the uproar of “Justice”, and that as quick as it came, the same way it will go.

Do not mistake me for making apologies for Bin Laden. On the contrary, as with the rest of the world I am a believer of freedom and justice and democracy, but not like the rest of the world I do believe in the utmost love that GOD has for all. I do mean ALL.

Jarell Wilson wrote in his short essay I am a Bad Patriot:

This event proves that we have so much more growing to do. In a way bin Laden has already won, he encited a nation to spend trillions of dollars, at the expense of its citizens, on weapons and a 700 mile long wall along its border with Mexico. The TSA’s new strict regulations. The giant Immigration debate. The burque ban.Without even being present at the attack he provoked a nation to sacrifice its children and its morality to prove that it won’t be pushed around. He got us to show that we could be just as hateful toward Muslims as we thought they were toward us.

As happy as I am for the security that Americans will go to sleep with, I can’t help but wonder how short-lived it will be. Yes, although dead, Osama has already won what he wanted. He broke a country and divided a world. Even with assuredness that “this is not a war against Islam,” we all know that reality is different than theory. This became a war against Islam. A war of prejudice.

What? Does that mean that I am defending Islam? No. I believe in GOD ALMIGHTY, and I know that JESUS CHRIST is my SAVIOUR, and that HE came so that all that believed him would have ETERNAL LIFE. Nevertheless, although the Islam wars against the Christian principle, we MUST NOT act likewise. 9/11 is much of a pain to me as to any other citizen of this world. However it is a shame that we justify so many years of war on the name of those who no longer can speak their minds.

IT IS A SHAME MY FELLOW CHRISTIANS THAT SO MUCH ENJOY THE DEATH OF ONE MORE LOST SOUL. The love of Christ once again didn’t reach one more. Remember that verse that say that God loved the world in such a way that He gave His only begotten son? Well guess what.. Osama, the Al-Qaeda and Muslims are all part of this world.

As I finish this it’s 11:21p.m. History is being written a this very moment. Unfortunately history is about to get darker and grimmer. As Jesus said himself, as he was being taken away:

Put your sword back in its place! Everyone who uses a sword will be killed by a sword.

Matthew 26:52


One Response to “For Vengeance Belongs to God”


  1. Vengeance is Mine… or is it the Lord’s | The Disconsolate Garden - May 2, 2011

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