Dr. Michael Youssef has written at http://www.michaelyoussef.com/michaels-blogs/why-i-agree-with-the-mayor-of-new-york.html that he agrees “with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg regarding his decision to bar “clergy” from participating in the tenth anniversary memorial of the September 11th attacks”.
While correctly recognizing that many Americans are prone to get involved in the idolatry of mixed religion, the following article explains why he’s wrong to thank “Mayor Bloomberg for sparing the faithful Christians from seeing and watching a syncretistic fest on the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy”.
The Old Testament tells us that the true prophet Elijah wasn’t intimidated into silence by pluralistic, religious idolatry. When evil King Ahab gathered the prophets of Israel together, Elijah didn’t back out of praying amongst them because he was in the company of false prophets. In fact, Elijah boldly challenged evil King Ahab to bring the liars on. He then proceeded to use the opportunity to expose them as false prophets and glorify the one true living God. (1 Kings 18)
The Apostle Paul also didn’t shy away from an opportunity to publicly expose false religion in action and call it’s practioners to repentance and faith in the one true God and Savior Jesus Christ. (Acts 17)
Any true spokesman of God should do the same today in the face of godless state power. Government is established by God to serve him by punishing evildoers. It has no place terrifying those that want to do good. It is the job of the church to teach this truth from Romans 13.
Self-serving, conspiring pawns of the military-industrial complex and the international banking elite dishonor Constitutional law and despise truth, justice, freedom and righteousness. They seek to free the world of the restriction of the truth of the word of God. (Psalm 2)
No true mouthpiece of the Lord Jesus Christ should be thankful that corrupt public servants like Bloomberg have treacherously tried to silence the voice of the Lord in a country that has legally constituted individual rights to free speech and free exercise of religion.
Sadly, even in the wake of tyrannical acts like that of Mayor Bloomberg, many professing Christians still cling to the naïve and foolish belief that 911 based wars are about protecting our freedom and bringing freedom to foreign lands. This thinking is absurd in light of the fact that 501-c3 state churches are silenced on political and public policy issues and public schools illegally prohibit the free exercise of the Christian faith. Even now, the Mayor of NYC is forbidding the free exercise of religion on 9/11/2011 and Dr. Youssef and his disciples are strangely thankful about his evil.
The Lord God doesn’t want us to thank him for evil. He wants us to stand and pray against evil and the plans of evil men so that that we may lead quiet and peaceable lives in all godliness and honesty. (1 Timothy 2:1-3) Dr. Youssef’s unique and unbiblical thoughts on this issue do have consequences, therefore they matter. They may help him fleece the flock; however, they won’t help anyone quench the tyranny rising against truth and freedom in our nation.
With a generation or more of government controlled pastors behind us now, it’s no wonder that most professing Christians in America still think that the illogical, unscientific official 911 conspiracy theory is true. Again this belief is absurd when we consider one simple fact that a third building which wasn’t hit by an airplane on 9/11/2001, 47 story WTC Building 7, also collapsed in demolition style vertically onto its own footprint at or near free fall rate like plane struck WTC Building’s 1 and 2 did.( http://www.ae911truth.org/)
In light of our increasing loss of personal Constitutional liberties since “911” and continuing limited religious freedom, it’s obvious that the multiple murderous wars since “911” aren’t about the U.S. military spreading peace and freedom. No, as military strategist Thomas P.M. Barnett has told us in books like The Pentagon’s New Map, our military action is about forcing nations to integrate economically with the rule set of the global economic system.
If we are to love as Jesus Christ has commanded us to, any prayer to him on 911 needs to begin with cries of repentance for our believing the lies of the beastly establishment and supporting its murderous wars.