News and Prophecy

G8 Removes Russia!

  1. 04th April 2014
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

In the wake of Russia’s annexation of Crimea, the G8 reduced its ranks to 7 by excluding Russia from its emergency meeting in Brussels last week. The group also cancelled a June G8 meeting in Russia and moved it to Brussels (EU Observer, March 25, 2014), citing Russia’s actions and beliefs that are “not consistent” with the other G8 nations (ibid.). Australia...

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Our Amazing Nose!

  1. 02nd April 2014
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

King David mused “I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works” (Psalm 139:14). Modern research adds to David’s ancient observation. “The human nose can detect one trillion different odors, far more than we previously thought… Until now, the long-held belief was that we can sniff out about 10,000 smells.

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Proof of the Big Bang?

  1. 31st March 2014
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Decades ago the brilliant physicist Albert Einstein predicted mathematically that if the Big Bang were true we should find lingering evidence. Last week, scientists reported what they believe to be some of that evidence in the form of gravity ripples in space (National Geographic, March 17, 2014).

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Catholic Church vs. the United States

  1. 28th March 2014
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

According to the Cardinal leading the Vatican’s highest court, “the policies of the president of the United States have become progressively more hostile toward Christian civilization.  He appears to be a totally secularized man who aggressively promotes anti-life and anti-family policies… Obama wants to restrict religious freedom and force the individuals,...

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Watch India!

  1. 26th March 2014
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

“India remains the biggest buyer of arms in the world, importing nearly three times as many weapons as its nearest competitors China and Pakistan over the last five years” (Agence France-Presse, March 17, 2014). “Indian imports of major weapons rose by 111 percent in the last five years compared to 2004–08… India replaced China as the world’s biggest arms buyer...

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Zu Guttenberg calls for German leadership in Ukraine.

  1. 24th March 2014
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

In a recent article analyzing the crisis in the Ukraine, former German Defense Secretary Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg called for coordinated action by EU and the U.S., and he criticized their lethargy and dis-unified front. He also called for greater German leadership in the crisis: “My fellow countrymen will not be happy to hear this, but Germany will have to...

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Super-plague could reappear.

  1. 21st March 2014
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

The deadliest plague ever to hit mankind killed between 30-50 million people during the 6th century AD—nearly one half of the Earth’s population (Times of Malta, January 28, 2014). “Some 800 years later, the Black Death wiped out 50 million Europeans between 1347 and 1351” (ibid.). Recently unearthed remains of two 1500-year-old victims in Bavaria, Germany,...

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North Korea's War Crimes?

  1. 19th March 2014
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Following a year-long investigation, UN investigators recommend “North Korean security chiefs and possibly even Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un himself should face international justice for ordering systematic torture, starvation and killings comparable to Nazi-era atrocities” (Reuters, February 18, 2014). Extensive interviews of defectors, “including former prison...

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Gender Confusion!

  1. 17th March 2014
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

“The concept of gender-neutral parenting first became popular among feminists in America during the 1970s” yet, it is still around (Daily Mail, February 14, 2014). One U.K. couple is raising their son as both a boy and a girl—leaving the ultimate determination of his gender identity to him. His 23-year-old stay-at-home mom commented “‘If Max wants to wear a pink...

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California's Killer Drought.

  1. 14th March 2014
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

“In late January, California officials, for the first time in the 54-year history of the State Water Project, announced they were cutting off the flow of water from the northern part of the state to the south, affecting both farms and cities… This as California’s Central Valley, producer of half of America’s fruits, vegetables, and nuts, is experiencing its...

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