This September 11, 2011 will mark the 10 year anniversary of our nation being attacked by terrorist and the lost of more than 3,000 American civilian lives. This event has forever changed the landscape of America and the history of our nation. Even being a generation later those who are old enough to remember can still picture exactly where and what you were doing when we got the first news of this horrifying event. For those who are not old enough to remember it is important for those of us who do remember to explain what we saw, heard and felt that day and the following days and weeks after 9-11. We don't want the next generation to grow up and forget what went through, for if they forget the pass and the lessons learned by this event than they are bound to repeat those mistakes.
With the remembrance of 9-11 comes a duty especially for us Christians. We are not bound by our political associations nor should we be bound by a overwhelming feeling of nationalism. Yes, we should feel pride in our country, but we should not put our pride and love for America over love for our Savior Jesus Christ. It is very easy to get wrapped up in a national movement or event to honor the fallen victims of 9-11. There is nothing wrong for say in honoring those victims because we should all respect and honor the fallen of this event. The problem comes when we caught up in an emotional high over our nation and forget to honor God in the process and remember the lessons He wanted us to learn as Christians.
As 9-11 approaches I encourage each of you to seek the Lord first before gathering and during times of gathering at events. Make sure that when you are gathering to honor the victims of 9-11 that you are doing so in a God honoring way and not just following nationalism for the sake of only the nation and our pride for your America. If we are doing this with pride in our hearts God will not honor our prayers. We must approach this humble hearts and humility before the throne of God.
This leads me to the the topic of pray and prayer events for 9-11. We must especially be careful as bible believing God honoring Christians to make sure that our allegiances for these events are in correct biblical guidance. There will be many groups gathering this weekend in prayer to god, but which god are they praying too? We must make sure before we join in prayer with others that they are praying to the God of the bible and not praying to their false man center gods. As we saw in the case of "The Response" and it's ties with (NAR) National Apostolic Reformation. Nor do with want to associate with unbiblical groups like the Mormons, or the Jehovah Witnesses. If we are gathering with those who are not honoring or praying to the God of the bible but praying to their false gods our prayers will not be heard. We are also guilty than of breaking the first commandment, thou shall not have any other gods before me.
As Christians we have the freedom to participate in the remembering of 9-11 and remember the victims of this horrid day while still holding to the truth of the bible and acting and praying in a manner that is pleasing to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. So lets remember the fallen this weekend, remember our nation and above all remember and honor God and our Savior our Lord Jesus Christ in all we do.
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