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Summary: This sermon was preached shortly after the terrorist attack on Sept 11, 2001. It looks at the biblical perspective of why God may have allowed this to happen.

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"Why did God Allow Sept 11, 2001 to happen to America?’

Various Scripture

- Pray

- Terrible tragedy on Sept 11, 2001

- Probably be close to 4,000 dead when said and done

- We have heard many say, "rise up America…go take vengance"

- not a problem

- Heard many say comfort those who mourn…not a problem

- But I don’t think any of that addresses the problem

- I think we have to ask this question, "God, why did you allow this to happen to America?"

- If you don’t address that, then you are just dealing with surface issues.

- If I have a huge boil on my leg, it won’t get better until it is lanced and then the roots taken out

- I have been disappointed somewhat as many pastors have spoken on this issue and yet they speak of comfort, and militarism but haven’t heard to many address the question

- God, why did you allow this to happen to America?

- On TV they can get away with not telling you the truth but I can’t do that

- I am going to speak from a biblical perspective, from a Christian perspective

- Answer these questions

1. Why did it happen?

2. What we can do as a Christian community?

3. How do you pray?

4. What about seeking justice or retaliation?

1. Why did it happen?

- Turn to Prov 16:7, I think this passage answers the WHY

- I have heard people say "Where was God?" Where was God?

- Read Prov 16:7 (2x)

- Converse of that "If our enemies are not at peace with us it is because our ways are not pleasing to the Lord."

- Why Bro. Jimmy to that happen to America? It is because we are not pleasing to Him

- We all now are rallying together as a nation and everyone is saying "God Bless America"…I even had Duke put it up on our sign

- But then I got to thinking, "Why should God Bless America"

- We have murdered over 30 million babies through convenience

- 60% of teenagers in America today would have been taken out and stoned to death because of immorality

- 50% of marriages in America God says, "traitors, treachery, treason, because they end in divorce."

- These are not just the only ones…we could go on.

- Look with me at abuse, molestation, pornography, promiscuity, homosexuality, violence

- Go with me to Mal 3:5

- God says to Israel, "I am coming to judge you (2x)"

- Why God would you come to judge us? God gives a whole list of reasons why He would allow judgment to come against them

- And as you read that list it is nothing compared to this country

- Listen, we commit five times the violent crimes of any other nation in the world

- Not 1x, 2x, 3x but 5 times the crime

- We have said "yes" to homosexuality…our gov’t bends to it, we have special days set aside to recognize it (EXPOUND)

- We have said "yes" to immorality, divorce, abortion, pornography, garbage on television so many things that God hates

- My bible says, "whom the Lord loves He chastens"

- If He doesn’t chasten you He doesn’t love you

- God has been chastening America and we haven’t heard

- Please listen, He has sent earthquakes in the west, hurricanes in the east, droughts in the south, floods in the north

- He sent tornado’s, mud slides, fires, and tragedies beyond our comprehension and we haven’t listened, we didn’t hear


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