News and Prophecy

Caring for God’s Creation

  1. 27th August 2014
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Elephant ivory has been treasured for millennia, but “Researchers believe that since 2010 an average of nearly 35,000 elephants have been killed annually on the [African] continent. They warn that if the rate of poaching continues, the animals could be wiped out in 100 years” (BBC, August 18, 2014). Some areas in Africa are harder hit than others.  For example...

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Divide and Conquer

  1. 25th August 2014
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Jesus Christ taught that a house divided against itself will not stand (Luke 11:17). He also taught that one of the signs of the end of the age will be “nation fighting nation”—in the inspired Greek, this means “ethnic group against ethnic group” (Matthew 24:7). When we look around the globe, we see these prophecies being fulfilled more and more as Syria, Iraq,...

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Pope’s Star Is Rising

  1. 22nd August 2014
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

“He’s an ambassador of peace to a world in great need of it” wrote one journalist during the Pope’s recent visit to South Korea (Catholic News Agency, August 14, 2014). Following a mass in Seoul attended by mostly non-Catholics, the Pope performed the “beatification of 124 Korean martyrs.” A Thai woman in the audience commented “‘I think that the Pope is not...

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Drought Danger in Western USA

  1. 20th August 2014
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

“A 14-year drought in the southwestern United States has drained reservoirs such as Nevada’s Lake Mead to record lows. But satellite measurements show that the losses are even greater underground” (Nature, July 25, 2014).

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Enforcing Peace in the Holy Land?

  1. 18th August 2014
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

With the Israeli-Hamas crisis waning on, Israeli Foreign Minister Liberman told the German Bild “Germany and the EU must dispatch inspectors to Gaza to monitor trade with the neighboring countries” (Agence France Presse, August 7, 2014). Mr. Liberman noted that the inspectors should not be “police or soldiers” and that “Germany… take a leading role” – all to the...

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Typhoon Inundates Tokyo

  1. 15th August 2014
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Typhoon Halong “lashed Japan on Saturday as the country headed into a holiday week, causing the authorities to order the evacuation of a half-million people living near swollen rivers and canceling hundreds of flights” (Associated Press, August 9, 2014). By Monday, over 1.6 million people were told to evacuate and at least ten were dead.

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How Peace Will Come to Gaza?

  1. 13th August 2014
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

After a month of fighting, a cease-fire has been declared and negotiating has begun in Egypt between Israel and Hamas (MSN.com, August 5, 2014).

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Germany, Land of Opportunity

  1. 11th August 2014
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

“In the rankings of the globe’s most prosperous countries, this economic powerhouse of 82 million has now leapfrogged Canada, Britain, Italy and Spain to become the largest destination for immigrants after the United States… Because of a morbidly low birthrate, the population here is shrinking, raising the pivotal question of who will keep the massive German...

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Here Come the Germans!

  1. 08th August 2014
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

The marriage of convenience between France and Germany to lead the EU and Europe appears to be over.  “With Britain drifting away and France on the floor, Germany, however unwilling, is forced to take up the leading role across the board” (The Times, July 6, 2014). Martin Shultz, a German politician and advocate of closer cooperation among European nations, is...

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Pope Visits Pentecostals

  1. 06th August 2014
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

“Pope Francis has become the first pope to visit a Pentecostal church [in southern Italy], pressing his outreach to evangelicals who represent Catholicism’s greatest competition for Christian souls around the globe” (Associated Press, July 28, 2014).

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