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United Methodists Overturn Ban on Homosexual Clergy

  1. 13th May 2024
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

For forty years, the United Methodist Church (UMC) has banned the ordination of homosexual clergy. However, in April, the church overwhelmingly voted to overturn the ban by a landslide vote, 692 to 51 (BBC, May 2, 2024). As one UMC clergy member proudly observed following the vote, “With the approvals and acceptance of the things today...

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The Band of Brothers Continues

  1. 10th May 2024
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

AUKUS flags with four figures, one having a Canadian Flag emblem With the Arctic on its northern border, Canada is looking into options to protect “the longest coastline in the world” (The Canadian Press, April 10, 2024). The Canadian defense strategy that originally called for conventionally powered submarines has led to further discussions centering on nuclear-powered submarines.

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Weeds Are Taking Over!

  1. 22nd April 2024
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

farmer standing in a cornfield full of weeds Continuing research is demonstrating that farmers in the Great Plains of the United States—America’s “bread basket”—are losing the battle against weeds (Reuters, January 16, 2024). Once-powerful herbicides are increasingly less effective. Twenty-one weed species globally are already “showing resistance to dicamba, the most recent major U.S.

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When Wars Will Cease

  1. 19th April 2024
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

illustration showing a drastic contrast between war and peace with soldiers hunkered down on the left and peaceful picnickers on the right What would happen if nations of the globe stopped fighting wars? How would this change the world, economies, and societies? Most people on earth long for a time when there will be no more war, but will that ever happen? The biblical prophet Isaiah wrote about such a future: “They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks;...

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“The Grim Future for British Boys”

  1. 15th April 2024
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

boy with his hands on his head in frustration with the British flag behind him In recent decades, school curricula have been deliberately changed to be more girl friendly. These major efforts have aimed at narrowing the supposed “pay gap” between men and women. Scholarships have been established to boost female university participation. Women’s health is often prioritized in policymaking. Some governments, like that of Great Britain, even...

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Reject God and Kill the Elderly!

  1. 12th April 2024
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Elderly couple shown from behind and a Bible with a red x over it In a recent opinion piece for The Telegraph, author Tim Stanley asked a probing question: “But what happens to a society, many of whose laws are based upon the Ten Commandments, when the vast majority of citizens no longer believe in the teachings of Moses or St Paul?” (March 31, 2024).

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You Can Learn Happiness!

  1. 08th April 2024
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

collage of seven different people with happy expressions Many people believe that you are lucky if you are happy, or that those who claim to be happy are not being honest. But are those conclusions true? The University of Bristol in England has offered a course entitled “Science of Happiness” since 2018 (Studyfinds.org, March 12, 2024). The course reviews the latest research on happiness and encourages students to put...

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What's Behind Japan's Plummeting Birth Rates?

  1. 05th April 2024
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Japanese flag with downward trending arrow and stick figures from left to right getting smaller and smaller Declining birth rates in developed nations are bringing drastic changes. Fewer children results in a smaller working class and less tax support for a proportionately larger aging population, driving the need for immigration to fill jobs.

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Tears Bring Kindness

  1. 01st April 2024
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

closeup of a woman's eyes full of bright shiny tears While supporters of evolution believe in a world where everything happens by chance and the survival of the fittest, new scientific findings that highlight the complex nature of life continue to challenge the legitimacy of this theory. How likely are so many different processes to arise from a mindless, purposeless process?

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Europe Preparing for World War III

  1. 29th March 2024
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

artistic rendering of soldiers in formation flanked by two tanks and the European continent rising behind them This Work has long warned that Europe and Germany will shift into a war-production mode, becoming the military and economic powerhouse known in the Bible as “the beast.” For decades, this warning has appeared far-fetched to many. But that is changing! With the increasing “Russian threat” on their border, Germany has been forced to move into a mindset of war...

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