Never Forget

September 11 ten years ago this Sunday is a day that SHOULD live on in the hearts and the minds of American citizens everywhere; indeed it should live on in the minds and hearts of the world community.  It should live on and it should be remembered so that we will never forget that there is evil in the world.  There are many that even today would have us deny that fact.  They would have us believe that the religion of Islam is one of peace and that they simply view things differently than we do.  Some of these same sycophants would have us deny the evil of the holocaust and of communism and the many other atrocities committed around the world today.

Romans 13 teaches what a government that is ordained of God looks like.  It is a government that rewards the good and punishes the evil.  Why are fighting this war against terror?  Why was it right to attack those that attacked us?  God has established this government to seek justice and to take vengeance against those who are wicked and have done these wicked deeds.

Romans 13:1–4
Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God.  Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves.  For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same.  For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil.

As I sit and ponder what has happened in the last 10 years, I rejoice that we have maintained a vigilance that has kept us largely out of harm’s way.  I rejoice in the end of two regimes that were either actively supporting terrorists or breeding them.  I rejoice that those that lost their lives have not been forgotten.  I rejoice that we did what we said we would.  Those responsible for this attack have finally been silenced forever.  The only screams they utter now are screams of anguish and an eternal flame.  I know that this sounds harsh, however, I didn’t start this whole mess.  I would pray that these wicked men would come to faith in Jesus and do what is right, turn themselves in.  However, they didn’t and this government did what it was ordained to do.  It brought the sword of justice down upon their heads.
Honor the dead.  Honor the heroes of that fateful day.  Honor the heroes out there now which are diligently taking the sword of justice to the enemy.  Honor them and pray for them.

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