In commemorating the 12th anniversary of 9/11, I find myself confronting a hard truth; Our nation is under siege, it is occupied by an enemy who has one goal in mind, destroy the republic and install the state of progress. I want to take a decisive stand at this moment in history. I want to be remembered, if I am at all, as one who stood up and declared truth when few others would. I take as my model Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who was eventually executed by Adolf Hitler. He was one of the few who boldly, publicly declared Hitler to be an enemy of the German people.
So many more leaders, including, sadly, Christian leaders, were silent and stood by while Hitler consolidated power and eventually turned his bloodlust against the German people, murdering 10 million, 6 million of which were Jews. The nature of our enemy is not exactly the same as the enemy Bonhoeffer faced, but the government this enemy will create will clear the path for a person such as Hitler to eventually take power.
The question is this- even if they succeed, decades from now, perhaps not in the land we now call America, there will be beacons of freedom in this world. Do you want to be remembered as an enabler of the death of freedom and liberty, an enabler of the enemy that will snuff out the great experiment in individual liberty which our nation has been for two plus centuries, or do you want to be remembered as a resistor to the enemy?
The question I want to pursue before I make my full declaration is this- how do we, as Christians, confront our leaders and still honor our God? I will first review that question and then present my letter to the American people that will declare who the enemy is, the nature of that enemy, and the hope we should have, the love we should have for that enemy to not be destroyed, but be restored.
2 Timothy 2:22-26
Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels. And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful. Opponents must be gently instructed, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth, and that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do his will.
I have been weighing the scripture above to measure how I, as a Christ follower first and foremost should express truth to the leaders of our government and to the passive and active supporters of the progressive regime. I recognize, for example, that the President is anointed by God to be our leader, that the leaders of our government also have a measure of anointing by God to rule over me. I want to be like David confronting Saul in the cave.
I have come to a place where I believe it is essential to speak truth to the President, to the regime, and to those still supporting the progressive assault on the republic. I understand that even an unjust ruler should be afforded a measure of respect. To that end, I have been loathe to call for the President’s impeachment, or to call him a traitor, but now, I believe the evidence is so stark, that the speech last night in which he attempted to sell the American people on launching missiles that will aid Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood has fundamentally, has made it clear that this President is now openly moving against the Rule of Law of this land. He has violated his oath of office to uphold and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign or domestic.
We are a republic. We have a process for removing leaders who violate the Rule of Law. We are members of that republic, we citizens. We have a specific role to play in removing leaders from office who fail to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America.
As Christians, we are called to love our enemies. Obama is our enemy, as are all of the progressives who continue to support this occupier regime. But, even though they are our enemies, even though we have a civic role to play, to rally the people, through Constitutional, non-violent means afforded us by our republic’s Rule of Law, we are still called to love them. We are still called to have hope that in speaking truth to these occupiers they will repent of their sins, of their violation of this nation’s Rule of Law and be restored, not just to citizenship but to God’s Kingdom.
It is in this spirit that I write on the 12th Anniversary of the tragic day that changed who we are as Americans, the events of 9-11-01 and 9-11-12: