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to the Terrorist's Acts of September 11, 2001
This evil attack on America has reminded us all of the reality of the spiritual world in which we live.
We abhor the deliberate acts of that day, but they are no less representative of the other horrors which our eyes have seen in the recent past.
Our response follows:
1) We turn to the Bible for hope, help, and guidance. There is no other ROCK on which to stand.
2) We admit our immature state of love - both our failure to love God as we ought, and our failure to love men as God loves men. (John 3:16)
3) We cast out FEAR as God advises all who trust only in Him to do (1 John 4:18). We ask God for a more perfect love. Therefore we deplore those who have repaid evil-for-evil.
4) We admonish every American to be ready:
a) to be prepared to die, so that you will not fear "FEAR." This is our greatest enemy, and resides in the enemy of all the human race: Satan himself (John 8:44). This means becoming a believer in Jesus Christ, the faith of our founding fathers.
b) to realize death in the wake of terrorist acts of the future is, in reality, the most noble death to die because it is dying for everything good and Godly for which America has stood.
c) to tell others the foundation of your faith in Him and exhort them to receive the same hope He gives.
d) to leave vengeance to the God-ordained authorities placed over us for that very purpose (Romans 13:1-3).
e) to exercise courage in facing our enemies, that we might stand noble and honorable before God and men.
f) to pray for and love our enemies, for they have no hope such as we have, and they can receive
full forgiveness for such horrible acts, and have peace, through no other means.
And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.
5 But I will forewarn you
whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath
power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him [God]. Luke 12:4 - 5.
28 Therefore, since
we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear.
(Hebrews 12:28-29 NKJV.)