4 Seests in Paradise
God, Bless AMERICA

A Letter to My Fellow Patriots:

I wanted to share my heart....

We will never forget where we were at 9 a.m. September 11th 2001. I was at a doctor's appoinment for an ear infection. I stood in the Navy Medical Clinic pharmacy watching the television screen in horror as a second plane crashed into the World Trade Center...making it obvious that this was not an "accident".... I watched with active duty Navy personel...and I wept.

I was speaking on the phone with my sister-in-law Katie when the Pentagon was attacked. Our military headquarters had been attacked, the building formed in the shape of a five-pointed star like the 50 on our flag...and I wept.

I was listening to the radio when the plane went down in Pennsylvania, and I immediately knew that it was the result of heroic Americans not willing to allow the terrorists to use their plane to kill hundreds more. I wept for them. I wept for the innocent on all the planes. I wept for those killed in the buildings attacked.

And as I wept, I prayed...asking God to comfort those who lost precious loved ones in the attack. I prayed for God to bless the rescue workers' efforts to find survivors. I prayed asking God to work in the hearts of our countrymen to turn them to Him instead of becoming embittered.

I've heard so much about bringing all the religions together for worship, for prayer...Orthodox Jews, Methodists, Baptists, Catholics, Buddhists, Jehovah's Witnesses, Hindus, Mormons, Muslims.... Perhaps that sounds good...but that is not Scriptural. To whom are we praying? How does one "contact" God? Are the LORD Jehovah & Alla & Buddha & Joseph Smith's god and all the other ones people "worship" and "pray to" all the same person? No. There is only one "Way" according to the verse John 14:6...

"Jesus saith unto them (His disciples), I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father but by me."

Those are not my words, but Jesus Christ's. Here is another EXCELLENT passage....

I Timothy 2:1-5 -- I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
For kings, and for all men that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
For there is ONE GOD, and ONE MEDIATOR between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time."

I'm not just being "exclusivist". According to the Bible, we cannot "get to God" any way but through Jesus' sinless blood washing our sins away. No one will get to Heaven through any religious affiliation. Not by attending services every time the church door is open. Nor can we through lighting candles or "paying" for our loved ones to be "prayed out of a place of judgment" by a religious leader. Not through any prophet or another god or goddess. Not through works of any kind. Jesus Christ, the Father's only begotten Son--GOD THE SON, is the only One Who saves...plus or minus nothing. If there were any other way to get to Heaven than through the blood of Jesus, why did He come? Why did He die? There was no other way. Jesus the Messiah is THE way!

Why I am being so blunt? Because this is an emergency situation. If I saw your house on fire, would you want me to enter the fact into my palm pilot to give you a call later and see how you fared? Would you want me to come over to your front door and ring the doorbell? NO, you would want me to call 911! You would want me to bang on the doors and windows, making sure you and your loved ones were safe.

I see what is happening. I know from the Bible...the last book called "Revelation"...what is ahead. And I love people enough to warn them.

No one wants to think about the "if...then" clauses in the Bible. The best one for the times right now is II Chronicles 7:14...

"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."

"My people..." that was first spoken to the children of Israel, who are His chosen people. But the "which are called by my name..." applies to CHRIST-ians, too, as does ALL of God's Word!! And despite the sins legalized in our nation, despite the heinous crimes we have committed against the unborn, despite the abominations that we have condoned and supported with our laws and our government funds, America is still considered to be a Christian nation. But even so, God's people, called by His name, need to HUMBLE ourselves, pray, seek God's face, and TURN from our wicked ways before He will hear our prayers, forgive our sin, and heal our land.

It's up to Christians to share the Truth of His Word, not to offer false comfort with verses that do not apply to those who do not know God. It really is like putting a spiritual "band-aid" on an amputation to just comfort everyone with "peace, love, & joy" when we know in our hearts that we are fast approaching such a terrible time in the world's history that Jesus Himself said there had not been such a terrible time before nor would there be after. It also occurs to me strongly that America is not mentioned in prophecy.... Thinking of the ramifications of that does not make me happy, but I am content knowing where I and my immediate family will be when we die or the rapture/resurrection of the church takes place!!! Praise GOD! But it does make me more aware of my need to WITNESS, sharing God's wonderful story of TRUE LOVE.

Do you know that you know Jesus Christ the Lord as your Saviour? Have you confessed your sin to God the Father, asking Him to wash your sins away with the sinless blood of His Son? Would you like to know how...how to have a peace that passes all understanding?
Please, visit God's Plan of Salvation.

Please join 4 Seests in Paradise in PRAYING....
Pray for those who lost their loved ones in this tragedy.
Pray for those on foreign soil fighting for our freedom.
Pray that any more plots will be discovered in time that no more innocent lives will be lost.
Pray in the Spirit (Ephesians 6:18),
to the Father (Matthew 6:9-13),
in Jesus' name (John 15:13-16),
remembering that our help comes from the LORD....

I made a candle graphic for those who wish to have one shining on your homepage in memory of those innocent who died...
in honor of those left,
missing a parent, a child, a spouse, a friend....
The candle graphic is up on our graphics site if you want one.

God, Bless America
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The design for this set was inspired by the angel signs (example below) posted at the site in Shanksville, PA for all the Flight 93 heroes. I hope this set warms your heart as it did mine.

Shanksville, PA Site
Memorial marker for Todd Beamer,
who spoke the now famous words,
"Let's Roll!" There is one for every
innocent passenger and crew member.