News and Prophecy

Who Will Decide the Fate of Israel and the Palestinians?

  1. 20th January 2017
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Seventy nations just completed a day-long summit in France with the aim of “kick-starting peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians” and  maintaining the two state solution (BBC, January 15, 2017). The irony of the meeting is that Israel and the Palestinians did not take part in the meeting! Also sobering was the fact that Britain refused to sign the joint...

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Hidden Costs of Mega-Cities

  1. 18th January 2017
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

A recent study warns that “future crops will face threats… from the massive expansion of cities… By 2030, it’s estimated that urban areas will triple in size, expanding into cropland and undermining the productivity of agricultural systems that are already stressed… Roughly 60% of the world’s cropland lies on the outskirts of cities—and that’s particularly...

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Experts Predict Increasing Global Conflict

  1. 16th January 2017
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

A new U.S. intelligence report predicts “[t]he risk of conflicts between and within nations will increase over the next five years to levels not seen since the Cold War as global growth slows, the post-World War Two order erodes and anti-globalization fuels nationalism” (Reuters, January 9, 2017).

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Venezuela in Chaos

  1. 13th January 2017
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Venezuela is descending into chaos! “President Nicolas Maduro announced Sunday that he has decided to raise the monthly minimum wage by 50 percent… the fifth that he has ordered over the past 12 months, for a total annualized increase of 536 percent” (Fox News, January  9, 2017).

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Science and the Power of Forgiveness

  1. 11th January 2017
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

“‘Do not go to bed angry’ is common advice for couples who want to improve their relationship, and it may have a scientific backing. Researchers have found out that negative, emotionally-charged memories, like the ones that follow an argument, were harder to suppress after a good night’s sleep” (IB Times, November 29, 2016).

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Italy To Challenge Marriage Fidelity

  1. 09th January 2017
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Italian lawmakers are seeking to change the traditional view of fidelity within marriage. “Married couples in Italy will no longer have to pledge fidelity to each other under a draft law being considered by Parliament… The promise not to cheat is a ‘cultural legacy from an outdated and obsolete view of marriage, family, and the rights and duties of spouses’,...

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Why We Talk about News and Prophecy

  1. 06th January 2017
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

We are sometimes asked why we take time each week to discuss news in the light of Bible prophecy. Some feel Bible prophecy is depressing or scary. Others wonder about its spiritual value. So why do it?

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The Importance of Fathers

  1. 04th January 2017
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

A recent study reports, “Children of confident fathers who embrace parenthood are less likely to show behavioural problems before their teenage years… a man’s attitudes towards fatherhood soon after his child’s birth, as well as his feelings of security as a father and partner, are more important than his involvement in childcare and household chores when it...

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Desire for Strong Leaders

  1. 02nd January 2017
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

In a recent survey of some 51,000 households in 34 nations, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development found that just “over half the respondents from former Soviet states also thought a return to a more authoritarian system would be a plus in some circumstances” (The Guardian, December 13, 2016).

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World Changes in 2017

  1. 30th December 2016
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

In the coming year, Britain will continue work on its exit from the EU, and America will inaugurate a president with no political experience. France will hold elections and could select a social conservative who may move closer to Russia (Rasmussen Reports, November 29, 2016). Italy’s political future is uncertain, and anti-immigration sentiments are growing in...

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