Below is an example of how a Christian shouldn’t respond to the tragedy that is death:
Why am I calling death — specifically, the death of dictator Fidel Castro — a “tragedy”?
Death is unnatural.
In the perfect world that God created, death did not exist.
It was only when Adam and Eve ate the fruit of Knowledge of Good and Evil that death came into the world. (Genesis 3:7)
It was not God’s will that we die. Whether that “death” is the death of our physical body, or the death of our immortal soul through eternal suffering in Hell.
Only God knows the destination of a person’s soul. Sure, we can guess where a person is spending eternity based on what we saw them do and heard them say. But only God sees a person’s soul. (1 Samuel 16:7)
It is the duty of Christians to pray for the salvation of all souls. Why? Because intercessory prayer could mean the difference between a soul spending eternity in Heaven or eternity in Hell.
We’re not all dictators. But we all fall short in one way or another. None of us deserves Heaven. We’ve got to earn Haven. And one way we earn Heaven is by overcoming hate with love: Not allowing anger or a desire for what we perceive to be “justice” to prevent us from treating even the most vile human being like we’d treat God.
‘Whatever you did to the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did to me.’
To address Tom Snyder’s tweet:
Tom Snyder, as a Christian you should know that advocating murder is against the 5th Commandment:
Though shalt not kill.
I have a hard time believing that the man who said “All who live by the sword will die by the sword” would advocate murder. (Matthew 26:52)
Reading Tom Snyder’s words, I was reminded of this Bible verse:
Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.
Nothing says “ravenous” like wishing that someone would put a bullet in another’s brain.