10 Spiritual Lesson from the Execution of bin Laden

LessonTwo: Honest Evaluation 

Bin Laden’s Actions                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Some might question if bin Laden had a role in the 911 massacre because he had no physical presence in any of the hideous events.  

A comprehensive investigation generated critical information that when honestly evaluated concluded that this demented man planned and help facilitate the training of the delusional men who carried out the operation.

Without the planning and training provided by bin Laden the mass murders would never have happened, and therefore he is just as responsible for the death as if he had flown the kamikaze missiles into the Twin Towers himself.

Our Actions                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               It is easy for us to assess bin Laden’s guilt and demand that he be held responsible for his evil atrocities. But we look at the death we played a direct role in from a biased position, a position that would attempt to rationalize our activities as irrelevant and insignificant.

We would insist that we did not drive the nails in his hands. We would emphatically declare that we did not drive the nails in his feet; we would adamantly deny physically running the spear into his side. We try to defend ourselves by casting the blame on a Roman soldier, but we laid the foundation for the actions of the Roman soldiers by our disobedience to God’s eternal law. According to God’s law we cannot say, “I didn’t do it.”

The Apostle Paul tells us that we are responsible in 2 Corinthians 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.  

The prophet Isaiah lays the responsibility directly at our feet in Isaiah 53:4-5 Surely he hath borne our grief, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

Adam tried to blame Eve for his disobedience. Eve tried to blame the serpent for her disobedience, but God held each of them responsible.

An honest evaluation of bin Laden’s actions lays responsibility for the death of innocent people squarely on him and an honest evaluation of our actions lays the responsibility for Christ’s death directly on us. Bin Laden was called into account for his wicked actions and one day we will stand before a righteous holy God and give account for our actions. What does an honest evaluation reveal about your position before a holy and righteous judge? Will you stand condemned or pardoned?


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3 responses to “10 Spiritual Lesson from the Execution of bin Laden

  1. Tim

    Thanks to the blood of Jeaus I will stand righteous before my Lord as any and all of my mistakes and sins are washed away and I am “white as snow”.
    Jesus never spoke against the “authority” to render justice, because I’d he did, he would have gone against the Father. As individuals we are commanded to forgive and turn the other cheek, but as a society or our “authority” we have to bring to justice the criminals and sometimes that means their death. If one takes a life for their own lusts and benefits, then one forfeits their life. God changes not………praise the Lord!

  2. Tim

    This evil man deserves what he got! I have heard family members, who have faced terrible loss because of this terrorist act, acknowledge that upon bin Laden’s death, he certainly went to hell. That real place where fire and brimstone causes suffering for all eternity. I admit that he deserves this punishment.

    But I must be honest with myself. I have failed a holy God too. I deserve eternity separated from Christ! I deserve punishment in the Lake of Fire. We all do. I have never killed anyone, but the Book of James makes it clear, by breaking one of God’s righteous commands, I have broken them all. This Honest Evaluation reminded me that we ALL are sinners, even the sweetest church attender that ever lived.

  3. It is easy for us to rationalize our sin and pretend it is not as egregoius as others, but Adam and Eve’s transgression was not murder, they simply disobeyed, and it resulted it a great cures upon all God’s special creation. It was my sin that required Jesus to suffer the eternal torment of hell so I could enter into heaven.

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