With the death of Ruth Bader Ginsgurg, honestly, I’m shocked at the discernment level of confessing Christians. The “luv” gospel in America has ruined much of the church’s ability to think and judge things Biblically.
Her death reveals just how Biblically illiterate this nation and the pro-life movement have become. Jesus taught us that we would know things and people by the fruit they produce in this life. He stated this in reference to “false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves” (Matthew 7:15, 16).
This brings up a serious question. Is it sinful for Christians to rejoice over the death of the wicked, like Ruth Bader Ginsburg? In most theological positions, there is a divine tension that seeks to keep us on the straight and narrow to discover the true meaning of Scripture.
What does the Scriptures teach on this critical topic? On the one hand, we know that God does not rejoice over the death of the wicked.
Ezekiel 33:11 states, “Say to them: As I live, says the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live.”
Is that all that God’s word has to say on this matter? Hardly!
Proverbs declares, “Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, and do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles; Lest the Lord see it, and it displease Him, and He turn away His wrath from him.”
It is interesting to note, the reason why God does not want the righteous to gloat over their enemies falling, is it may convince Him to remove His wrath from them.
Proverbs 11:10 teaches, “When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices; And when the wicked perish, there is jubilation.”
No indication here that God condemns His people for being jubilant at the death of the wicked. In fact, God’s word states it as an expectation and proper response from the righteous.
When the seer Jehu confronted righteous king Jehoshaphat, he warned,  “And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to King Jehoshaphat, “Should you help the wicked and love those who hate the Lord? Therefore the wrath of the Lord is upon you” (2 Chronicles 19:2).
Remember in the book of Revelation, how God judged the Great Harlot “drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus?” How did God command His people to respond to His judgement upon this wicked city?
First, heaven, itself, exalted over the fall of spiritual Babylon, “After these things I heard a loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying, “Alleluia! Salvation and glory and honor and power belong to the Lord our God! For true and righteous are His judgments, because He has judged the great harlot who corrupted the earth with her fornication; and He has avenged on her the blood of His servants shed by her.” Again they said, “Alleluia! Her smoke rises up forever and ever” (Revelation 19:1-3)!
Another passage speaks to the martyred saints on earth, “Rejoice over her, O heaven, and you holy apostles and prophets, for God has avenged you on her” (Revelation 18:20).
If we are blood-bought, born again Christians and do not think we are holier than God, more loving than God, more compassionate than God, more wiser than God, and more just than God, Scripture assures us, it is not sin to rejoice over the death of the wicked, especially, the wicked who dies drunk with the blood of innocent babies dripping from their blood stained hands. The judge is now being judged by the Supreme Judge of the universe.
It is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27). There are no second chances after one dies and no murderer has eternal life abiding in them (1 John 3:15)