Today, many Americans will remember the infamous attack on the World Trade Centers and the Pentagon, and the attempted attack on the White House, that took place seven years ago. One year ago, the leader of that attack reminded the world of that event, suggested that the continued warfare against Al Qaeda in Iraq and Afghanistan is against American interests, and offered a long term truce. As usual, the transcript of Bin Ladin's comments will not be linked or republished. What Bin Ladin and his gang did was very sinful, and killed thousands of innocent people.
BL's mass murder of about 3000 people raised the issue of theodicy. How could a good God permit such an evil thing?
The answer may simply be found in the fact that this was in accordance with God's plan for this world. God was glorified even in this wicked act of men.
We hesitate to be more specific. Perhaps God was judging NYC and the Pentagon or the USA with this calamity. Perhaps God was simply awakening Christianity to the spread of Islam. Whatever the primary reason, God knows best. America, the Pentagon, and NYC were all in need of judgment for their many sins. Furthermore, Christianity needs to wake up to the fact that Islam is spreading throughout the world.
Psalm 2:4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.
The Muslims who planned this attack and the additional connected terrorism have set themselves against not primarily against America and capitalism, but against Christianity. They attack those who follow the Messiah, and heap up for themselves judgment.
Psalm 37:13 The Lord shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming.
The days of Al Qaeda are numbered. Already, in the past year, the coalition forces in Iraq together with the Iraqi people have seriously crippled the forces of Al Qaeda in Iraq. Bin Ladin is hiding and no country openly shelters him.
Psalm 52:6 The righteous also shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him:
Let Bin Ladin's defeat be an example to others not to oppose God. One may flourish for a time, even a long time, but God will not permit his enemies to escape his righteous judgment.
There is only one escape:
Psalm 2:12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.
Worship Jesus Christ as the Lord, the Son of God. Turn from your sins, repent of them, confess them to God, and beg him for forgiveness. Prostrate yourself before the throne of the Lamb and take up the confession:
Revelation 7:10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.
For as Ethan says:
Psalm 89:1 I will sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.
As also we sing:
Psalm 33:18 Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy;
So then, fear the Lamb of God (Jesus Christ) and trust in Him, and you will be fed and comforted in the life to come.
Revelation 7:17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.