Bin Laden's Death: Is It Really "Mission Accomplished"?
Few hours ago, the news about the death of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden really shook the world. As we see on news, the nation that was celebrating the most is the United States. According to New York Times, bin Laden was killed EXACTLY eight years after former US president George W. Bush delivered its “Mission Accomplished” speech. Most of the people see this as a major victory on the ongoing “War on Terror” – the speculated World War III. But this is the BIG QUESTION: Is it really “mission accomplished”?
Remember the Great Commission Jesus gave to all of us: Spread the Gospel to all nations. It includes the most secluded and the most dreaded nations. As we were seeing in the news, instead of spreading the Gospel, all we see is the spreading of bullets, shells, exploding bodies, etc.
The only way to end the “War on Terror” is only the power of God. If we let the Gospel to be known by them, this world will turn upside-down. Don’t be shaken to share the Gospel to everyone. There’s no such thing as Muslims, Hindu. Catholics, Buddhists, and Atheists in the eyes of God. All of them must be shared the Word that will give them a new life: A life that will glorify God.
And what’s my verdict? It’s “Mission failed”. Why? If someone will share the Gospel to bin Laden, the whole world will turn upside-down. And all of us are in a mission. Our mission is to proclaim the Gospel to all nations. When the Gospel has been proclaimed to all nations, it will be a “Mission Accomplished”.
You should not gloat over your brother in the day of his misfortune, nor rejoice over the people of Judah in the day of their destruction, nor boast so much in the day of their trouble.
– Obadiah 1:12 (New International Version, ©2011)
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
– Matthew 28:19-20 (New International Version, ©2011)