Is the world becoming more dangerous? This is one of the most important questions we should be asking. Peace and safety are among our most basic needs and are often touted as goals for new governments, ideologies or religions. Are things getting worse? Is there reason for hope?
On February 6th, 2022, Queen Elizabeth the second became the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years in service reigning over the United Kingdom and British Commonwealth. While it is true that in may ways, the British monarchy has become an emblematic office and governance has long rested with parliament, her Platinum Jubilee remains an extraordinary, historic achievement. Many monarchies around the globe rose and fell during her lifetime, and many others fell in the generations preceding her ascension to the throne.
While some of the prophecies recorded in Daniel have already been fulfilled, many also stretch into a time yet ahead. These prophecies have been the subject of much speculation, but you can know what they reveal about the future of present-day nations. This video explains the meaning of three end-time prophecies from the book of Daniel.
The ancient Greek Myth of Daedalus and Icarus tell the fascinating tale of a daring attempt to gain freedom. That which was supposed to set Icarus free ultimately imprisoned him even further. Sadly, there are many parallels between this story and that of mankind. How many inventions, movements and peace treaties have come along which have promised to set us free, yet the end result is the opposite? To put it another way, in terms of solving the worlds most basic problems, how often does it feel as though we take three steps forward, only to fall five more back?