[The following includes text from Wikipedia.com entries for Pearl Harbor and the attack by the Imperial Japanese Navy – editor]
Wikipedia reminds us that “On Sunday morning, December 7, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service attacked Naval Station Pearl Harbor in Honululu, Hawaii, without warning and without a declaration of war, killing 2,403 American non-combatants, and injuring 1,178 others. The attack sank two U.S. Navy battleships and damaged five others. It also damaged three cruisers, three destroyers, and one minelayer. Aircraft losses were 188 destroyed and 159 damaged.
Within hours of the attack Canada declared war on Japan, the first Western nation to do so. The following day, the United States declared war on Japan and entered World War II on the side of the Allies. In a speech to Congress, President Franklin Roosevelt called the bombing of Pearl Harbor ‘a date which will live in infamy.’ “
While seeking God’s blessing, our country joined and endured a protracted war around the world to insure the preservation of those freedoms for which so many grateful patriots had given their lives. A new generation of patriots stepped forward and defeated a worldwide tyranny with the hopes that the nations would finally get it right, but, as has been born out so many times before and since, freedom is not free and the price of liberty is eternal vigilance.
Today we face the continuing struggle with a religious/political/military ideology that would see us converted, killed or enslaved and our vigilance is no less critical. Just as in 1941, there is an enemy steadily (and often not so silently) steaming towards our shores with our national destruction as their target. Make no mistake, there are three books, but one ideology, and in each and every way you look at it, it intends to remove and destroy all of the Christian values that we hold dear.
As a nation we need to repent for the shameless way we’ve thrown the Bible from our schools and our public places and we need to seek God’s Grace and return him to His proper place at the center of our lives and our Culture.