Did Saddam Get Saved
God takes no delight that one lost sheep is lost. Regardless of Saddam H.'s sins, I took no delight in his demise, did you? We don't know, do you think there's a chance he called out privately to Jesus Christ in his prison cell?
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---Merne on 1/2/07
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Interesting that you should mention this. I've been wondering for a couple of days if he ever heard the gospel. No, I don't take delight in his demise either, especially if the gospel was never presented to him. I'd read somewhere that he allowed Christianity to be practiced in Iraq. If this is true, then I'm inclined to believe he heard it. Whether he accepted Christ or not is another story though.
---AlwaysOn on 8/8/07|
I did not take delight in his demise. I do believe that justice did prevail. I doubt that Saddam called out to Jesus; but I do believe in a second resurrection which he will probably be in and in a world where the devil is locked away. This man was probably influenced, if not possessed by demons,as probably was Hitler. Whether they remain 'incorrigibly wicked', will be up to them. They obviously did not die 'in Christ.'
---Audrey on 1/5/07|
I have no delight in praying 4 saddam yet I have to as a christian.How would u feel if your in others place whose relatives were killed by sadam? I bet u b the same. Easier said than done isnt it yet I will honestly say that he deserve it.
---jana on 1/5/07|
No, I do not believe that Saddam was saved before he died. Didn't he even say right before his execution that there is no God, but Allah? (or something to that effect?) If he didn't believe how could he be saved?
---ljt on 1/5/07|
Jerry, Of course you would have stuck to your faith to the very end. Why wouldn't you? It doesn't make Saddam any better because he did that. He was going to be hung no matter if he stuck to his faith or not. He wasn't being killed because he stuck to his faith, so whats the big deal?
---sue on 1/5/07|
The mass graves of murdered people.
He did take his punishment like a man, right to the end.
It's a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
---Trace on 1/5/07|
**Jack, Genesis 9:6 was pre-Mosaic law. Its very language indicates that it is universally applicable**
Doc, do you actually mean that the very words of our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ are NOT universally applicable?
If the words of Jesus Christ don't apply in all cases, what does?
---Jack on 1/5/07|
Jack, Genesis 9:6 was pre-Mosaic law. Its very language indicates that it is universally applicable. Are we not still made in the likeness of God? If we are not, then you can claim I am wrong.
---Doc on 1/5/07|
As for your comment on the 613 "Old Testament laws," it was both misleading and simplistic. The 613 laws is a reference to the Mosaic law, which was fulfilled in Christ.
And when I spoke of illegality, I was not referring to Old Testament law but the laws in the Mishna observed during that time, which were supposedly based on the law of Moses.
---Doc on 1/5/07|
In addition, executing that woman might have also gotten all the Jews killed as the scepter had departed Judah. Only Rome had the power of execution.
But that's Genesis 49:10. May I have your permission to believe it seeing as how it is Old Testament?
I am not being contentious, but by your posts here and elsewhere, I encourage you to analyze your own self and see if it is you who is the cafeteria Christian here.
---Doc on 1/5/07|
You have to keep in mind that he has a soul and so do we all. Before I got saved I was just as evil. Sin is sin.
I prayed for God to have mercy on his soul. I take no delight in his demise, and you should take no delight in it either. A soul is precious. Learn this one thing and you will start to learn the heart of God.
---John on 1/4/07|
I am reminded of the passage of scripture when they brought the woman found in adultry to Jesus. He who has no sin, cast the first stone. The wrong people executed Saddam, and with the wrong heart. I do have respect for him though, he stuck to his faith even to the point of death. How many of you would do that. It is not up to me to say where he ended up, but he did stick to his belief.
---Jerry on 1/4/07|
sadam received the justice of man,and no one knows who is saved and who is not except GOD.jesus has said by their fruits you will know them. but as I read posts here no one is fruitful.you can look at anyone and find something wrong.joyce meyers a false teacher ,etc but as paul wrote all have sinned and fall short. so lets build up and encourage each other. HATE THE SIN NOT THE SINNER.
---tom2 on 1/4/07|
I took no delight in his demise, did you?
---Pharisee on 1/3/07|
There is no such thing as "getting saved in Islamic way" for Jesus Christ gave His life for everyone's salvation. Jesus Christ is the only way to get saved!!!
---Susie on 1/3/07|
Doc, this may seem like a dumb question but I'll ask anyway: how will the hangman's blood be shed? Because he has killed the murderer, so he is also a murderer. Will his blood be shed by man also? Thankyou and God bless you.
---sue on 1/3/07|
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I do not believe that he got saved before he died. He was calling on the "god" of Islam as he went to his death. I don't even know if he ever heard the gospel, but that does not matter now. He is in eternity alright, but it won't be a pleasant one.
---Helen_5378 on 1/3/07|
**Genesis 9:6 -- "Whoso sheddeth mans blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man." **
And do you follow all 613 OT Laws, Doc?
Or do you pick and choose which ones you follow?
---Jack on 1/3/07|
I also took no pleasure in it. However, I do believe in capital punishment.
Genesis 9:6 -- "Whoso sheddeth mans blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man."
We are still in the image of God. In John 8, the Pharisees tried to put Jesus in a trap between law and mercy. Jesus, being God, could not violate either, so He put the ball back in their court.
In addition, the execution of the woman would have been illegal under Jewish law.
---Doc on 1/3/07|
The chaotic scenes surrounding his execution shocked me to the core.Where is humanity and common decency? My immediate concern was where he would end up. Yes he committed so many atrocities, but Jesus died for him as much as he did for all of us.If that notorious cellphone footage is anything to go by, then it seems he died a pure Muslim.Sadly.
---pkay on 1/3/07|
Getting saved in a Christian way is different from getting saved in an Islamic way. Holding the Koran at his death means that to the end Saddam Hussein was still fighting till his last breath! It means so much to his followers! Calling to Jesus Christ? To the Islamic belief, Jesus is not the way to his salvation, so why call on Him?
---bebet3754 on 1/3/07|
No...before the hung Saddam, he claimed "that Mohammed was the only way to God" It is pretty hot where Saddam is now.
---Damon on 1/2/07|
If you review the news accounts, Saddam had his Koran with him at the gallows, and was reciting an Islamic prayer when then the trap door was sprung. So I would doubt he had a last moment conversion to Christianity.
---notlaw99 on 1/2/07|
I also took no delight in it; especially, because of not knowing if he repented.
He must have had enough knowledge about Jesus to reject him and cling to his own religion. If he called out to Jesus in his cell, then instead of clinging to a Koran that rejects Jesus I suspect he would have had a Bible. But only God knows for sure.
---john on 1/2/07|
There was Christianity in Iraq before there was Islam. Some of the oldest Christian communities are there.
I was saddended by his execution, but then, I'm against capital punishment period. Jesus gave the qualifications for the executioners in John 8.
---Jack on 1/2/07|
When I watched the news reports of him going to be hanged, I cringed when I saw them put the rope around his neck. I kept thinking to myself, "What is going through his mind right now?" "Is he sorry for the murders he committed?" I still can't believe he was hanged. I think that is a inhumane way to kill someone. I honestly don't believe he knows Jesus blood was shed for his sins unless someone whispered it into his ear and he QUICKLY repented before he was hanged.
---Donna9759 on 1/2/07|
I was happy because he got the ultimiate penalty and that is what the law of the land demanded.
I hope he is in the loving arms of GOD but that is something between HIM and GOD.
---willow on 1/2/07|
I doubt that he accepted Jesus Christ as the news media reported that he held the Koran in his hands while being executed.
---Susie on 1/2/07|