News and Prophecy

Death-throes of Modern Iraq?

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

Radical Sunni militants known as ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) have taken over several major cities in Iraq while government security forces laid down their arms and walked away.

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Children Become Oppressors

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

Recently in Wisconsin, two twelve-year-old girls attacked and brutally stabbed their twelve-year-old friend 19 times (CNN, June 4, 2014). A cyclist found the victim and she is now in stable condition. The two suspects apparently planned the attack since February. They have been charged as adults (ibid.).

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Another American Century?

  1. 16th June 2014
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

In a recent West Point commencement speech, “President Obama said that the U.S. will remain the one indispensable nation in the century to come… ‘America must always lead on the world stage… If we don’t, no one else will’” (Washington Post, May 30, 2014).

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Caribbean Plague

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

A rapidly spreading viral disease has erupted in the sunny islands of the Caribbean. Victims of the chikungunya disease “suffer searing headaches, a burning fever and so much pain in their joints they can barely walk or use their hands. It’s like having a terrible flu combined with an abrupt case of arthritis.

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Will Britain Leave the EU?

  1. 09th June 2014
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Political struggles are threatening the internal cohesion of the European Union. Following the elections for the European Parliament, British Prime Minister David Cameron warned, “his country could leave the European Union if Luxembourg’s former premier Jean-Claude Juncker became the next European Commission president” (Agence-France Presse, May 31, 2014)....

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Kings of the East Rising?

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

“A treaty to launch the Eurasian Economic Union spanning Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus has been signed by the countries’ presidents in the Kazakh capital. The bloc will come into being next January” (Deutsche Welle, May 29, 2014). “Armenia and Kyrgyzstan have said that they want to join the union later. The Eurasian Economic Union will base its executive body...

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Kidnapped Nigerian School Girls Found

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

"Almost six weeks after nearly 300 girls were kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko Haram in Nigeria, the Nigerian defense chief believes the girls have been located. Despite this breakthrough, the Nigerian government seems reluctant to use military force to free the girls" (Yahoo.com, May 26, 2014). "Boko Haram has attempted to use the girls as leverage for a...

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Pope, Politics, and the Future of the Holy Land

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

This week in a visit to Israel and the West Bank, "Pope Francis inserted himself directly into the collapsed Middle East peace process… issuing an invitation to host the Israeli and Palestinian presidents for a prayer summit meeting at his apartment in the Vatican, in an overture that has again underscored the broad ambitions of his papacy" (New York Times, May...

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Europe’s Fragile Union

  1. 30th May 2014
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Long ago the prophet Daniel foresaw an end-time European empire composed of ten kingdoms or nations and represented by feet of "iron and clay" (Daniel 2:41-43). The mixture of "iron and clay" is symbolic of a union of nations that do not naturally adhere to each other. This past week’s parliamentary elections reflected the iron and clay nature of the European...

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