Links: | Ha'aretz | AP |November 28 (Day 332, Purification from Conspiracy): Ariel Sharon defeated Benjamin Netanyahu in a landslide victory in the Israeli Likud leadership primary. Sharon will now face the Labor Party chairman, Haifa mayor, Amram Mitzna, in the general elections on January 28. The winner of the Likud Party primary is widely favored to win the Israeli general election. The Likud Party has 300,000 members.
Links: | Reuters | CBS | Ha'aretz | CNN | BBC News |Terrorist homicide bombers blew up the Israeli-owned Paradise Hotel in Mombasa, Kenya in an attempt to kill Israelis. Three of the 12 people killed were Israelis. The attack came minutes after two missiles missed an Israeli airliner taking off nearby, in an apparently synchronized attack. The pilot and some passengers of an Israeli jet with 261 passengers and 11 crew noticed two vapor trails of the missiles and felt their explosion nearby. Palestinian terrorists also attacked an Israeli Likud polling place during the Likud Party election. Six were killed and 30 injured. The two terrorists were killed.
The attack at the Paradise Hotel, an Israel tourist destination on the beach, occurred about 8:35 AM as new guests were checking in and others were eating breakfast. A green four-wheel drive vehicle carrying three men smashed through the main gate of the hotel compound. One of the men ran into the reception area and detonated a bomb, while the other two detonated a bomb in the vehicle. One of the dead terrorists was identified by Israel as Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah, who is one of the FBI's most wanted al-Qa'eda terrorists. Another one of the terrorists was identified as Faed Ali Sayam, an Egyptian Muslim.
There is little doubt that the attacks in Kenya were the work of al-Qa'eda. If so, it will mark the first al-Qa'eda attack on Israel. A terrorist group in Beirut claimed responsibility. Many of al-Qa'eda from Afghanistan fled to Lebanon through Syria.
Links: | St. Augustine Catholic |According to research of a University of Florida historian, Dr. Michael V. Gannon, Florida celebrated the first Thanksgiving. A Mass of Thanksgiving was celebrated on September 8, 1565 by Pedro Menéndez de Avilés and his 800 Spanish settlers when they founded St. Augustine in La Florida. Afterward, Menéndez had a meal with guests from the native Seloy Indian tribe, who occupied the site.
September 8th in today's calendar is Day 251, for arrogance. That surely summed up both the Florida Thanksgiving and the Pilgrim Thanksgiving. What a choice between the religious Roman Catholic priests running around with a bunch of savages and the stuffy, legalistic Pilgrims with the Indians. There is no basis in the Christianity of the Church Age for religious holidays. Thanks to religion, all religious holidays are total flops. Religion is man by man's efforts trying to reach God. Christianity is not a religion but a Love relationship with God in the Light.
The doctrine of the Church Age also includes the separation of Church and state. The government should protect religious freedom, but laws should not be passed to enforce religion. Examples of such laws today include civil laws of marriage. The courts have no right to play God and authorize divorce or child support. That right is reserved for God (Matthew 19:6; Hebrews 13:4). The turkey is a good symbol for Thanksgiving.
Links: | CNN | Reuters |The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) scrambled jet fighters yesterday after vapor trails were spotted over Florida and Indiana. Initial reports of vapor trails in the Caribbean in the Turks and Caicos Islands were received around 4 PM. The jets were unable to locate the origin of the vapor trails.
In a strange coincidence, the British government just announced that it will publish the previously secret files of UFO sightings. The files will be published on the Internet.
A wave of terrorism hit Israelis in Kenya and Israel in what was believed to be the work of al-Qa'eda. If so, it proves that al-Qa'eda is once again smarter than the Bush Administration, which hasn't yet figured out that the Palestinians are leading the attack of world terrorism. The US has even appointed a Kissinger Commission to investigate us rather than the terrorists. One of the terrorists in Mombasa, Kenya was identified by Israel as a member of al-Qa'eda and another was an Egyptian Muslim. Mombasa is at 4 S., for weakness, and 39 E., for the sin unto death. The bombing of the Paradise Hotel was Fire Testing.
Regardless of human viewpoint reasons, the terrorist onslaught on Israel came on the day of the Likud election. That message was from God. Sharon is defying the Abrahamic Covenant due to pressure from the Bush Administration, which Congress also supports. The message is that such policy will lead to the holocaust. It is evil.
Yesterday, NORAD chased vapor trails over Florida and Indiana. Today, two vapor trails of missiles were spotted near an Israeli jet taking off in Kenya. Vapor trails symbolize the fleeting life of humans (James 4:14), but they are also signs of the Second Advent.
Acts 2:19-21, NASNASA's STS-113 astronauts spent the day working on the P1 Truss. The STS-113 Mission patch features a picture of Orion, which represents the Lord Jesus Christ as the Mighty Warrior, who will return on "the day of the Lord" at the Second Advent to conquer the enemies of Israel.
19 ‘And I will grant wonders in the sky above
And signs on the earth below,
Blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke.
20 ‘The sun will be turned into darkness
And the moon into blood,
Before the great and glorious day of the Lord shall come.
21 ‘And it shall be that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’
This is Bible Doctrine. Christians who have been instructed in Bible Doctrine and who have been tested will be able to follow and appreciate the day the Lord has made.