Tom Ascol, Executive Director of Founders Ministries, writes (in part):
Yes, we can celebrate the proper execution of God-ordained justice against evil in the world. But should Christians celebrate the death of the wicked? God doesn’t. “As I live, declares the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live; turn back, turn back from your evil ways” (Ezekiel 33:11). That’s why some of the euphoric displays of joy on the part of Christians–even Christian leaders–at the news of Bin Laden’s death leave me cold. Their celebrations strike me as more American than Christian–which is precisely the problem with much Christianity in America in our day.
I confess to having a very personal interest in all of this. The church I serve, as well as my own personal family, has vested interests in what happened last night. We have prayed for people in that region for years. We have sent loved ones there. Those very dear to us have stayed in the town of Abbottabad and some live there still. I have spent time in that region, meeting people, sharing meals with them and praying for them. They need the gospel. All that has happened will impact the work–and the workers–in that town and region, as well as in other Islamic countries.
Read the whole thing.