9/11 and the Imprecatory Psalms: Two Opinions

Here's a list of the Lament Psalms known as Imprecatory (Psalm 7, 35, 52, 54, 55, 58, 59, 79, 83, 94, 129, 137, and 140). Claus Westermann claims that these imprecatory Psalms “have once and for all been taken away from Christ’s congregation.”[1] Some of them[2] appear rather bloodthirsty, pre-Christian and inappropriate for believers to … Continue reading 9/11 and the Imprecatory Psalms: Two Opinions

Praying an Imprecatory Psalm as the 10th anniversary of 9/11 Approaches

Psalm 137 is a notable imprecatory psalm. It reads like this: 1 By the rivers of Babylon, There we sat down, yea, we wept When we remembered Zion. 2 We hung our harps Upon the willows in the midst of it. 3 For there those who carried us away captive asked of us a song, … Continue reading Praying an Imprecatory Psalm as the 10th anniversary of 9/11 Approaches