As a little girl in Sunday school, I loved to hear stories about Bible times. When it was time to listen to our teacher tell a story, we would scoot out wooden chairs near hers as she pulled the Big Book of Bible Stories off the shelf. It was a large book with perfect pictures to go along with the stories.
All of them were great, but one has recently jogged my memory again. It was the story about keeping our house clean so good could live in it.
It goes like this. When you decide to live a good life for Him, you clean up your life. You want to do good things and take care of people and serve God. You want to make sure you don’t fall into the old bad habits that brought you to Him in the first place. When you start cleaning up your life, it isn’t easy. Your friends encourage you to continue doing the “fun” things you did together. You are tempted daily to fall back into your old ways. As my teacher told us, if you don’t live for Him every day and grow stronger in that Love, then the mean old devil will come back and he’ll bring more of his goons with him to make sure you fall back into your old ways. In other words, he brings reinforcements.
Ten years have passed and evil reinforcements may be on their way. As 9/11 approaches, new threats are at our door and they cannot and MUST not be ignored. In a recent report by Heritage, The Right Strategy to Fight Terrorism, they state:
Unfortunately today, the United States is not on a trajectory to adequately counter the terrorism threat. Though America has enjoyed success in thwarting al-Qaeda’s efforts against the United States, those victories have come as a result of a decade of taking the offensive in the war on terrorism. Now, though, the Obama Administration is changing course with its new National Strategy for Counterterrorism.
This week, the White House issued Guidelines on 9/11 Observances. As the New York Times reports:
The guidelines say the absence of Al Qaeda playing any significant role in the “Arab Spring” uprisings against longtime autocrats in the Middle East and North Africa should be cited as evidence that Bin Laden’s organization “represents the past,” while peaceful street protesters in Egypt and Tunisia “represent the future.
It is unfortunate that we must spend today’s observance of 9/11 urging you not to believe this statement.
- Six hundred al-Qaeda radical prisoners were released by the new Libyan regime. Watch the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgBzZtzqQ_M&feature=player_embedded
- Egyptian Sheikh Calls for Worldwide Sharia & Threatens Christian Extermination — http://www.theblaze.com/stories/senior-eij-official-calls-for-worldwide-sharia-threatens-christian-extermination/
- Radicals plan Cairo-style occupation of freedom plaza in DC — http://www.theblaze.com/stories/radicals-plan-cairo-style-occupation-of-freedom-plaza-in-washington-dc/
Remember my Sunday school lesson? If you don’t clean it out and fill it up with love, the evil one will come back with reinforcements. They’re here.
Three thousand innocent men, women and children died on 9/11. Will we allow more to die at the hands of radicals? Will Congress put a stop to the low-level concerns of this administration or will it stand up and protect American citizens from evil men who want to destroy us? Will those in Washington DC who want America to be like Cairo be allowed to shut down our government in October?
Billie Tucker is co-founder of a tea party group in North Florida. The views expressed by guest bloggers on the Foundry do not necessarily reflect the views of The Heritage Foundation