Monday, May 2, 2011

Thoughts on the occasion of the death of an arch terrorist ...

"For I have no pleasure in the death of anyone, says the Lord GOD. Turn, then, and live" (Ezek. 18:32).

"Say to them, As I live, says the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from their ways and live; turn back, turn back from your evil ways ..." (Ezek. 33:11).

UPDATED [May 3, 2011]: It is remarkable how almost none of the countless commentaries on this occasion have made mention of the fact that the terrorist in question was killed on Holocaust Memorial Day, itself a day not for "celebration," but for somber remembering and, no doubt, for intercessory prayer for Israel, for the church, and for the (unreached) "peoples, nations, and languages" of the earth. Please, be reminded!