Monday, May 02, 2011

Hallelujah!


The question has been asked as to whether or not it is appropriate for there to be expressions of relief/gratitude/joy at the demise of one such as Osama bin Laden?

If we go to the scriptures we might find a clue about the answer to this question. I have listed below the first times that the "Hallulujah!" is used in both the Old and New Testaments. You will notice that in both instances it is the natural expression of praise to God ... for the destruction of the truly wicked ... from the hearts of His people.

First use in the Old Testament.

"May sinners vanish from the earth and the wicked be no more. My soul, praise the Lord! Hallelujah!"
Psalm 104:35

First use in the New Testament.
"After this I heard something like the loud voice of a vast multitude in heaven, saying: Hallelujah! Salvation, glory, and power belong to our God, because His judgments are true and righteous, because He has judged the notorious prostitute who corrupted the earth with her sexual immorality; and He has avenged the blood of His servants that was on her hands. A second time they said: Hallelujah!"
Revelation 19:1-3

Friends ... there is not need for feelings of guilt for feeling joy/relief at hearing of the destruction of the wicked slayers of humanity. In the scripture the Hallelujah! was the heart felt praise to Almighty God ... over the bringing of His Righteous Justice ... to the enemies of virtue.

Osama bin Laden is dead.

Hallelujah!

xtnyoda, shalomed

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