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I'm an evangelical Christian, member of the CPC, but presently & unjustly exiled to wander the political wilderness.
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Saturday, December 30, 2006

The Death of Saddam Hussein

I heard it on the radio this morning... and a wave of sadness came over me.

Some on this blogroll have joked about it, but it's no joke... I firmly believe that Saddam Hussein is in the realms of Hell at this very moment. And if you REALLY had a clue of what Hell is like, you'd feel sorry for the man too.

Many will say he got what he deserved, and I won't deny that fact. He, like you and I, was also a sinner... though indeed his sins were more obvious and heinous, to be sure.

But truth be told, in the eyes of a Holy and Righteous God, we too are no better than Saddam... sinners who continually reject Him and His Son. We all so often choose to go our own way, preferring to keep our distance from our Loving Heavenly Father.

Saddam Hussein chose his own way, and the people of Iraq were forced to suffer under his iron fist. For that, he was sentenced to hang to pay for his earthly crimes.

But his sentence to the flames of Hell is another matter altogether. From the accounts I've heard, he was unrepentant of his crimes to the very end. It's probably safe to assume then, that as he was unrepentant before men, he was likely unrepentant towards God. And as such, he is now likely an inhabitent of the infernal realms. For his sake, I genuinely hope that is not the case.

I'm a firm believer in deathbed conversions, up to a man's very last breath. Jeffrey Dahmer, so I'm told, made such a conversion some time before his execution. For his crimes against his fellow man, he paid a just penalty here on earth. But as his soul was restored to fellowship with God through His Son the Lord Jesus Christ, I look forward to joining Jeffery in the Glory.

I wish I could say the same about Saddam. For the terrors of Hell are horrific, and the wonders of Heaven are tremendous... and I wish the latter destination for all mankind.

Regardless of their past deeds here on earth.

13 Comments:

  • At Sat. Dec. 30, 02:11:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    it's amazing that you know FOR SURE he went to your Christian Hell...and that you can actually be positive enough about God's judgement on him. That's incredible. And thank you for condemming the rest of us as well.
    Typical though.

     
  • At Sat. Dec. 30, 02:57:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    "And as such, he is now likely an inhabitent of the infernal realms. For his sake, I genuinely hope that is not the case."



    It's amazing that you come to a Christian blog and attack the owner and his beliefs WITHOUT ACTUALLY reading what he said.

    "and I wish the latter destination for all mankind.
    Regardless of their past deeds here on earth."

    Indee you seem to actually IGNORE what he's said just so you can bash Christians.

    Typical though.....

    Learn to READ before you engage in your anti-christian bigotry please.

     
  • At Sat. Dec. 30, 05:43:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous soup said…

    Geez Dan, He's up front about his christian beliefs. What esle would you expect? If a muslim was honest they probably say something similar about you. Maybe if you're feeling condemed you should repent and get right with God?

     
  • At Sat. Dec. 30, 06:15:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Alberta Girl said…

    Hey Danny - for someone of a political stripe who professes to be more "tolerant" than those of us on the right, you certainly are a bigoted person.

    Grow up.

     
  • At Sat. Dec. 30, 06:56:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    As far as I can "know" anything, I do agree that Hussein is probably in Hell. We can never know the final moments of a person's heart.

    My own reaction startled me -- my heart sank. I feel sorry for him as well... ever since he came out of that spider hole, he's looked stunned and not quite sane.

    I do think he was guilty of crimes against humanity, don't get me wrong. But we have to remember that the very country(the US) that hunted him down is the one that PLACED him there as a dictator back in the 80s. They have no moral leg to stand on.

    I have to credit him on one thing, however small: One of his last statements was (paraphrased), "The Sunnis and Shiites must stop the violence. We are all Muslim. We must stop killing each other." Ironic, considering, but he wanted order brought back to his country.

     
  • At Sat. Dec. 30, 08:45:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Matt said…

    .i just hate it when someone is so CERTAIN so-and-so went to hell. that's all

    Well, then you have two options.
    1) Try to ban people from saying they believe that people have gone to hell in much the same way people are banning others from uttering the word Christmas - the horror! or,
    2) Don't bother reading it. After all, there's a reason I don't read your blog, Dan.

     
  • At Sat. Dec. 30, 09:20:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    As a Christian, I too felt ambivalent today when I heard that Saddam Hussein had been executed. He is a human being, created by the Lord God Almighty. He was also a monster who caused the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people, apparently without remorse.

    So, I am conflicted. I understand the Vatican's stand against capital punishment. I shudder when I think of a human being hanging at the end of a rope, when I think of what must have been going through Saddam Hussein's mind in the hours before his death. One of the viewers of his hanging said that when the rope was put around his neck, he looked afraid. Of course he did. Who wouldn't?

    On the other hand, there is justice.

    I just wouldn't be dancing about this death, or rejoicing.

    Kyrie Eleison which, translated, means "Lord, have mercy."

     
  • At Sun. Dec. 31, 12:04:00 a.m. EST, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    POSTED BY DAN MACDONALD "You're right. i should lighten up. thank you anonymous for reminding me of that. those were my words. i try to laugh off stuff that bugs me most of the time...other times i get cauhgt up and type w/out thinking. it's just knee-jerk reaction though...when i see constant judgements...who are we to say anyone went to hell? that's all i'm saying.

    i'm not bigoted...i just hate it when someone is so CERTAIN so-and-so went to hell. that's all. we have no right to assume anything like that. i don't think that's for US to say - or pass "judgement" on. and i think many christians would be with me on that one. doesn't it say somehwere "god is judge"?

    that's all i meant. i apologize if i offended...no offence meant. and thank you to everyone who called me names! :)

    PEACE.
    "

    Sorry Dan, just modified your post... no swearies allowed here. ;-)

    For the record, (if you ever even read this) I don't look down on you as an individual... we are all people, with our inherent weaknesses and faults. My problem is not with you or your orientation (though I do believe them to be sinful, just like my speeding on the highway is) but with the pervasive attitude that says I am not ALLOWED to hold to the view that I feel is Biblical.

    I'll give you the summary that I give most people, which either 1) sends them away seething, or 2) helps them to see it my way, and then we can have a happy dialouge.

    I hold to a fairly literal interpretation of the Holy Scriptures, which is fairly clear about topics such as sin, Heaven, Hell, etc. The Bible, if one is to interpret things consistantly, says that homosexuality is sin. It also says that lying, breaking the law (speeding, j-walking), etc., are sins too... many of which I am guilty, to be sure.

    The main premise that most people miss in this whole SSM debate is that people like me are being told that the Biblical views that we hold are wrong, and that we're not allowed to say so... otherwise, we're bigots.

    But the BIGGEST problem with that is that if we can't tell people that they're sinners, then we can't tell them that they need to be saved from their sins... and thus, the message of the free gift of salvation through the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ becomes a moot point. If people are not sinners, then what was the point of His death and glorious resurection?

    THAT's my main problem with this whole debate. In our nation, everyone should have their rights respected... and I've never advocated anything different. But if Christians aren't able to "tell it like it is", then Christians aren't able to proclaim the "Good News" of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, which we beleive is the ultimate solution to the NUMBER ONE source of all the world's problems... THE SINFUL HEART OF MAN.

    Hope that helps. Feel free to comment.

     
  • At Sun. Dec. 31, 04:09:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous drew said…

    I don't believe in the concept of everlasting torment in hell, but I am saddened by the fact that humans are still capable of capital punishment.

     
  • At Sun. Dec. 31, 06:21:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I use to believe that there shouldn't be capital punishment, however I have, in the last ten years, come to agree with capital punishment for certain horrific or treasonous crimes.

    Although I believe that Saddam is definitely a prime candidate for his inevitable hanging, I thought that having him rot in prison might have been pretty ironic and perhaps a suitable punishment. On the other hand it was not the US, not the West and not the Allies that put him to death; but it was the Iraqi people that tried him, convicted him, and carries out the execution.

    Fortunately Drew, neither of our opinions to the contrary even matter, and fortunately Saddam will never harm another person or strike fear in the heart of another Iraqi, Kurd, Iranian, Kuwaiti, or Israeli again.

     
  • At Tue. Jan. 02, 08:30:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hey no prob. I never meant any disrespect, I can run my mouth off sometimes, when i get annoyed before I stop to think that people have the right to believe what they want. I went on your Christian Conservative site and posted a remark i KNEW would cause an argument. that was Out of line. We don't see eye to eye... and that is not a bad thing. here is my stance:
    Your beliefs are YOURS...and very real. My beliefs are MINE...and JUST as real. I have no problem with a Christian church or their beliefs. Just try to keep in mind - you are not "telling it like it is". Your "is" and my "is" and my neighbor's "is" - are all very seperate and different things. We all have beliefs - and our own beliefs are what is REAL to US and all that REALLY matters in our lives. Your belief that my life is a sin - is not set in stone, as far as I am concerned - but that does not mean it is not set in stone as you are concerned. It's very real to you, and that is fine. Rather than telling it like it "IS" - You are "telling it like you believe". as a Christian. Which you have every right to do. No one has matching belief systems though, no matter how similiar. regardless...no hard feelings. beliefs are beliefs and bottom line: I am certainly not here to question any of yours, whatsoever. I am considered equal in my country - and that is all that matters to me now. I can get married should i choose to do so - and I would never expect a Christian church to do that. But as far as my country goes - all the smart arguments have been solved, in my opinion, with regard to the same-sex issue. so anything you believe - does not bother me.
    Peace dude! and sorry about the ruckus i caused! i don't want anyone to think i am a bigot...a loud mouth who types before he thinks sometimes, perhaps...but a little pot-stirring is good for the happy dialogue, no?

    peace,
    dan

     
  • At Fri. Jan. 05, 11:17:00 a.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Amen brother. Saddam has been cast into the Lake of Fire. He was a man without a conscience.

    He joins Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, Idi Amin.....

     
  • At Fri. Jan. 05, 11:21:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous drew said…

    "men brother. Saddam has been cast into the Lake of Fire. He was a man without a conscience."

    If he didn't have a conscience we can't really blame him for doing what he did as he wouldn't have known any better. Not that I believe in literal lakes of fire.

     

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