- Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Islamic State leader
- Ivan Milat, Australia’s most notorious serial killer
Both died on 27 October 2019. One killed himself when surrounded by his enemies. The other killed by disease – cancer. One killed, or is responsible for the killing of, thousands. The other killed at least 7 in national parkland in NSW. Both are despised and treated as public enemies of the highest orders. Few would mourn their deaths.
How does one descend into such evil? How will God judge them? Will they be judged differently from all other sinners? Had either turned to Jesus like the sinner who on the cross next to Jesus did, would we have thought him unworthy of God’s grace and mercy?
It’s easier to let evil pervade.