Osama Bin Laden -- Heaven or Hell?

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Late at night on May 1st the news broke of Osama Bin Laden's death at the hands of U.S. Navy Seals. A team of Seals dropped out of the night sky in Pakistan and into the fortress compound that was the hideout of the al-Qaeda terrorist leader. They lifted off in just over a half hour, transporting his dead body after an apparently brief firefight, leaving few other casualties. Reports are that bin Laden was buried at sea to prevent shrines or memorials from being erected at his grave site.

Few people in the world today—especially few Americans—are not intimately aware that Osama Bin Laden headed the terrorist organization that carried out the attack on the Twin Towers in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington D.C. on September 11, 2001 killing nearly 3,000 civilians. The U.S. military during the subsequent and ongoing War on Terror has been determinedly tracking Mr. Bin Laden right up to this surgical strike.

Osama's future

One of the terror victims on 9-11 was Todd Beamer, who led the passengers of high-jacked flight 93 in a brave attempt regain control of the jet to prevent its use as a terror weapon. Flight 93 crashed into a farm field in Pennsylvania rather than another targeted building, thus sacrificing the lives of the few to preserve the lives of many.

In a the morning after the announcement of the terrorist leader's demise, David Beamer, the father of Todd Beamer, explained his satisfaction for justice done in reference to Osama Bin Laden, "…His bad days were only beginning because there's a heaven and there's a hell. And I know that Osama Bin Laden is now looking forward to eternal days in the place where he belongs—in hell, and that's where he is."

Was Mr. Beamer being too harsh? Is that where Osama bin Laden is headed? Will he suffer eternally in an ever-burning hellfire as envisioned by traditional Christianity? Or will he go to a paradise or heaven to bask in the pleasures promised by traditional Islam?

Will eternal justice truly be served—one way or the other—for Mr. Bin Laden? And which kind of justice will it be?

You can know directly from the true God of the Bible. The answer will surprise you!

Please request or read online our free booklet Heaven and Hell: What Does the Bible Really Teach? And while you're at it, you may want to read The Middle East in Bible Prophecy to better understand Jesus Christ's plans for that focal point of the world.