It’s routine for those who hold big rallies to overestimate the number of people who took part and it’s all the easier to do so when they’re spread out all over the country, some of them in home and churches. That allows the Worldnetdaily to claim that 250,000 people participated in Joseph Farah’s 9/11 prayer and repentance event with no evidence whatsoever.
Cahn told WND, “It was told me that an estimated 250,000 people or more were dedicating 9/11 as a day of prayer, intercession and repentance.”
Well, if it was told to you, how could anyone argue with that? Hell, it was probably God himself who told him in a vision. And it amuses me that Farah puts such a focus on repentance:
But some Americans believe prayer is only the first step, and an estimated quarter of a million people across the nation this year participated in the first 9/11 National Day of Prayer and Repentance.
It was born in a commentary by Joseph Farah, CEO and founder of WND, in April. He explained that while millions flocked to churches and houses of prayer after the terror attacks, ultimately, America did not change its course.
“As Jonathan Cahn pointed out so effectively in ‘The Harbinger’ and ‘The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment,” he said, “America prayed after Sept. 11, 2001. But America did not repent.
Farah said the model America followed “was the same paradigm followed by ancient Israel as described in Isaiah 9:10 – the pledge to rebuild bigger and better in our own strength without notice to what God was trying to communicate through a limited judgment.”
“As a result, American has seen continued judgment ever since,” he said. “Therefore, repentance is as important as prayer.”
But what were they repenting of? Certainly not their personal sins. They were repenting for what other people did, terrible things like being gay or controlling your own reproduction. And that is done every day by Christians in this country. How many times have you heard the refrain from one preacher or another about how America has sinned against God by allowing gay people to exist and (sometimes) have equal rights, or by (sometimes) protecting a woman’s right to choose? I’ve heard it dozens of times. So why didn’t that repentance work every other time? Was it on the wrong day? Does God only hear prayers and repentance on 9/11? Or is there some magic number of people that have to do it?