News and Prophecy

Nations Focus on Defense

  1. 25th August 2017
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Although defense spending has dropped in some nations—mainly in Africa and oil-producing countries—many nations are building up their defense capabilities. Iran’s leadership recently voted to boost missile and other defense spending by over $500 million (BBC, August 13, 2017).

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Global Weather Extremes

  1. 23rd August 2017
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Due to an unusually hot and dry summer, Portugal has requested help from Europe to combat forest fires on a scale not seen in recent memory. Thousands of firefighters are battling hundreds of blazes around the nation (Reuters, August 13, 2017).

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Bubonic Plague in Arizona

  1. 21st August 2017
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

U.S. public health officials have discovered fleas infected with the bubonic plague—sometimes called the “Black Death”—in the state of Arizona. This is the same bacterium that killed millions of people in Europe in the fourteenth century.

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Watch the German Election!

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

On September 24, Germans will participate in a federal election to select their chancellor. Many wonder if Chancellor Angela Merkel will be able to retain the office she has held since 2005. Her critics abound.

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Christianity and Extremism

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

The meaning of extremism is changing daily and is beginning to mean the opposite of its original intent. In a recent homily, the Bishop of Shrewsbury in the UK, Mark Davies, shared his concerns that, if British law continues in its current direction, belief in Jesus Christ and the Bible may one day be viewed as “extremist” ideology (Catholic Herald, August 1,...

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Pushing the Boundaries of Science and Morality

  1. 14th August 2017
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Researchers from the Oregon Health and Science University have successfully “edited” a gene mutation in human embryos that they created (National Geographic, August 2, 2017). “The team used ‘genetic scissors’ called CRISPR-Cas9 to target and remove a mutation associated with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a common inherited heart disease, in 42 embryos.” While...

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The United States Is Fading

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

News polls indicate that the status of the United States is declining and becoming increasingly irrelevant on the world stage (Washington Post, July 27, 2017). A recent interview with a Nigerian man demonstrated the sad disappointment of many regarding the U.S.: “Your country has gone crazy [he said]… I’m from Africa.

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Western Infertility Crisis

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

Hebrew University scientists report that fertility rates among men in Western nations are dropping each year by 1.4 percent (The Guardian, July 29, 2017). Over the last 40 years, male fertility rates in these nations have dropped by over 50 percent! The problem is compounded when Western families wait until women are over age 30 to conceive, resulting in lower...

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Men Who Would Be Kings

  1. 07th August 2017
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Throughout history, unscrupulous men have sought positions of power and brought themselves and others to ruin. Today in Africa we see just such a tragedy of corruption and suffering unfolding. In Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia) Robert Mugabe has presided over the country since independence in 1980. Once the breadbasket of the region, Zimbabwe must now import food...

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Temple Mount Crisis

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

Last month an armed gunman killed two Israeli police officers at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. As a result, Israeli security forces installed metal detectors and cameras around the Temple Mount, kicking off violent clashes with Muslims. These devices were subsequently removed, but Israel then banned Arab men under age 50 from praying on the Temple Mount (...

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