News and Prophecy

Update on a Super-Volcano.

  1. 01st January 2014
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

At the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union, University of Utah researchers reported new results of their study of the Yellowstone caldera. Dr. Bob Smith stated in a BBC interview, “We’ve been working there for a long time, and we’ve always thought it would be bigger… but this finding is astounding” (New York Post, December 12, 2013).

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UK Judge Resigns after Reprimand.

  1. 30th December 2013
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

“A senior High Court judge is stepping down after being reprimanded by the Lord Chief Justice and Lord Chancellor for speaking out on the problems of marriage breakdown” (The Times, December 18, 2013). Last December, the judge, Sir Paul Coleridge, wrote an article that criticized “the Government’s plans to allow gay marriage and accused ministers of wasting...

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African Blood Flows Again.

  1. 27th December 2013
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Africa’s newest nation, South Sudan, is on the verge of civil war as two factions fight for power (Agence France-Presse [AFP], December 19, 2013). “Hundreds of people have been killed and thousands more terrified civilians have fled their homes” (ibid.).

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Are Animals Really People?

  1. 25th December 2013
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

In an attempt to force better care and treatment of animals, “A US animal rights group is calling on a New York court to recognise a chimpanzee as a legal person, in what is believed to be a legal first” (BBC, December 4, 2013).

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China’s Moon Landing and the Future.

  1. 23rd December 2013
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

On December 1, after years of preparation and hard work, China reported landing a robotic vehicle on the moon (BBC, December 14, 2013). The lander touched down in a lunar region about which little is known (ibid.). Many wonder about China’s lunar ambitions (BBC, November 29, 2013).

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Vatican to Control Jerusalem’s Holy Sites?

  1. 20th December 2013
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

According to a quietly revealed U.S. plan, the Vatican and an international coalition would control some of Jerusalem’s most holy sites (WorldNetDaily, December 15, 2013). “The exact composition of the international mandate is up for discussion… but [U.S. Secretary of State] Kerry’s plan recommended a coalition that includes the Vatican, together with a group of...

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Global Slavery Will End!

  1. 18th December 2013
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

“A new report claiming to be the most comprehensive look at global slavery says 30 million people are living as slaves around the world. The Global Slavery Index, published by the Australia-based Walk Free Foundation, lists India as the country with by far the most slaves, with an estimated nearly 14 million, followed by China (2.9 million) and Pakistan (2.1...

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Murder in the Central African Republic (CAR)

  1. 16th December 2013
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Muslim violence against professing Christians is rising in many parts of the world. However, in the CAR, the brutal violence appears to be the reverse (Deutsche Welle, December 5, 2013). “Christians” and others, calling themselves Anti-Balaka (anti-machete) have joined together to form militias, claiming the need for self-defense.

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Banner Year for “Gay Rights”

  1. 13th December 2013
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

“From twin pro-gay Supreme Court rulings, to the president of the United States referencing ‘our gay brothers and sisters’ in his inaugural address, to the first male pro athlete coming out of the closet, 2013 has been a ‘banner year’ for gay rights” (YahooNews, December 2, 2013). “Years of campaigning started paying off at warp speed, prompting Fred Sainz of...

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More "Rumors of Wars"

  1. 11th December 2013
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Last week, tensions erupted in the East China Sea when China declared an air defense perimeter around a group of islands currently controlled by Japan but claimed by China, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan (BBC, November 28, 2013). China also announced that its air force was prepared “to deal with all air threats” from unidentified aircraft (ibid.).  The air...

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