President Bush, our leader…
A recommended read. His days in office to date and a prayer request.
President George W. Bush Address to Joint Session of Congress and the American People regarding Sept. 11 Terrorist Attacks on America.
Today at sundown, Rosh Hoshana begins in Israel. Rosh Hoshana marks the Jewish new year 5762 and is also known as the Biblical ‘Feast of Trumpets’ beginning Ten Days of Penitence, culminating in Yom Kippur. The Feast of Trumpets is also symbolic of the rapture. The many tragedies which the world has experienced in recent days and years reflect the acceleration of Biblical prophesy during the same generation which has seen the rebirth of Israel and Jerusalem as clearly prophesied in the Holy Bible. Jesus Christ, the Messiah of Israel and the world is coming soon.
Prime Minister Tony Blair gave warning yesterday of nuclear strikes from the next generation of terrorists as he made plain that the war against terrorism could be extended to the states that harboured them.
The Prime Minister and Jack Straw, the Foreign Secretary, said that the world would be laying itself open to biological, chemical and nuclear attack if it failed to counter the menace of terrorism now… In a clear warning to countries such as Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya, he said that those who harboured or helped terrorists had a choice: either they could cease their protection of the West’s enemies, or they would be treated as an enemy themselves.
Billy Graham’s sermon at National Cathedral
God Bless America. One Nation, Under God, Indivisble, with Liberty and Justice for All.
Thank God for our many freedoms. Especially the freedom of religion. We are all free to choose our own faith and I would prefer it no other way. While I unabashedly state that there is only one true God, the God whose chosen people are the Jews, the God who sent his one and only son to die on the cross for the sins of all mankind, I harbor no hate for those who practice other faiths, only hope, that they will hear the gospel one day and accept it. God wishes that no man perish, not one muslim, buddhist, sikh, hindu, jew, christian or even atheist. God our father offered his son as a living sacrifice for our sins, all our sins, “that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life”. We can worship any god we wish, but we can have a personal relationship with only one, through Jesus Christ.
Meanwhile, the Senate passed a resolution authorizing the president to use force to retaliate against the terrorist attacks. The vote was 98-0.
The Associated Press
Friday, Sept. 14, 2001; 6:09 p.m. EDT
JERUSALEM –– About 1,500 Palestinians, many supporters of the Islamic militant group Hamas, marched in a Gaza Strip refugee camp on Friday, burning Israeli flags and carrying a large poster of Osama bin Laden, who has been named as a key suspect in this week’s terror attacks in the United States.
After the rally, plainclothes Palestinian policemen questioned several journalists, including staffers of foreign news agencies, and confiscated videotape and film as well as camera equipment. An Associated Press Television News video was among the materials taken, and an AP photographer was warned by officials not to publish pictures of the bin-Laden poster.
“MOSCOW, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Russia’s Foreign Ministry on Thursday condemned the appointment of Saudi terrorism suspect Osama bin Laden as the commander-in-chief of the armed forces of Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban regime, the official RIA Novosti news agency reported…This month (Aug. ’01), Russian media quoted Pakistan’s Nation daily as saying that the Taliban had named bin Laden commander of their troops. Afghanistan’s civil war concerns the Kremlin as hundreds of Russian border guards monitor the Afghan-Tajik border and a potential spill of violence could plunge the whole region into chaos.”
There are no passenger jets in the skies. In Los Angeles this is particularly unusual, as Los Angeles International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the world. The expressions on peoples faces today are solemn, serious, angry, and even vigilant.