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World News & the Bible
Those who follow world news may observe that much of it is already in Bible prophecy! So here we take major news items and see what the Bible has to say about them.
UK EU REFERENDUM 2016: In the Spring of 2016 the British Prime Minister David Cameron fought a ‘battle for Britain’ with the EU. Cameron sought a “new settlement” for Britain in the EU in terms of controlling welfare payments to EU immigrants, restrictions on EU nationals getting in-work benefits in the UK, and changing treaties to alter the basic EU principle of “ever closer union”. This principle is written into the EU Treaties with the objective of creating a single state. Where is that state heading? Don’t believe the politicians – according to Bible prophecy there is something dark being formed! Also, the fact that negotiations were long and protracted highlights a fundamental weakness in the EU: the lack of cohesion between the 28 member states. This lack of cohesion and the drive for a single, dominating state can be seen in prophecy. Click the map for more.
TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE: On September 27-28, 2015 many parts of the world experienced a total lunar eclipse, link. The moon turns blood-red in color as the red-end of the suns light spectrum is refracted round the earth and towards the moon. Such events are not rare (there are 85 total lunar eclipses between 2000 and 2100, link) but they are rare when four consecutive lunar eclipses are all total eclipses (a tetrad). And many attach even more significance to them when all four eclipse dates align with Jewish Festival dates, as they did in 2014/15, link. Is God pointing the world to look at Israel? The Bible uses blood-red moons as a warning to Israel and to the world:
The sun will be turned into darkness and the moon into blood before the great and awesome day of the LORD comes (Joel 2.30,31)
TERRORISM: 2015 saw major attacks on France, including the Charlie Hebdo attack in January and 130 killed in November, link. In October 2015 a Russian airliner was blown up, killing 224 people. Russia’s FSB security service said, “We can unequivocally say it was a terrorist act”, link. Also in October, a Chatham House think tank report warned of a growing risk of a “serious cyber attack” on nuclear power plants, link, link. In the context of the end of this age, the Bible says:
Because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold (Mat 24.12)
IRAN & RUSSIA: Leading world powers celebrated the Iran Nuclear Deal (March-April 2015), which agreed that Iran’s enrichment capacity, enrichment level and stockpile will be limited and that Iran would redesign, convert, and reduce its nuclear facilities, link. But Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded: “The nuclear deal with Iran does not block Iran’s path to the bomb, it paves Iran’s path to the bomb”, link (recall: “The army of Iran can by itself destroy Israel”, [Commander of Iranian Army, 2013]). Also in 2015, Iran strengthened military ties with Russia, and Russian S-300 missiles will be delivered to Tehran, link, link. Iran also sought cooperation with Russia in banking and energy, link. Bible prophecy sees Russia and Iran as leading a major attack on Israel at the end of this age:
I am against you, O Gog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal (probably Russia)… I will lead you out … Persia (Iran), Ethiopia, and Libya are with them … You will come up against My people Israel … in the latter days I will bring you against My land (Ezek 38)
ISIS THREAT: In 2015 a 32-page ISIS document written in Urdu and calling for open warfare against non-Muslims has been uncovered in Pakistan by the American Media Institute and authenticated by retired US Defense Intelligence Agency, link. It proclaims “Accept the fact that this caliphate will survive and prosper until it takes over the entire world and beheads every last person that rebels against Allah”, link. ISIS particularly targets Christians, link. Bible prophecy foresees this: in the context of a warning to Christians, the Bible says
An hour is coming for everyone who kills you to think that he is offering service to God. These things they will do to you because they have not known the Father or Me (Jn 16.2)
CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE: The United Nations Climate Change Conference (Paris Nov/Dec 2015) aimed to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate. The overarching goal of the Convention was to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to limit the global temperature increase to 2°C above pre-industrial levels, link. But can man ignore God and still save the world – God’s world? In the context of the end of this age, the Bible says:
The earth mourns and dries up, and the crops waste away and wither. Even the greatest people on earth waste away … a curse consumes the earth; its people must bear their guilt. Therefore earth’s inhabitants are burned up, and very few are left (Isa 24.4,6) … on the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea (Lk 21.25)
Daily Middle East News and Opinion
from the Heart of Israel
Why is the Middle East, and especially Israel always in the news? The map shows tiny Israel surrounded by Arab/Muslim countries, many of whom are hostile towards Israel. What’s their agenda and how is Israel responding to their agenda? Here are seven leading news sites to help you understand what’s going on in the Middle East.
Benjamin Netanyahu Speech to Congress, 3 March 2015
A Bad Deal
In March 2015 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a joint meeting of Congress in Washington, D.C. to say that the “bad deal” being negotiated with Iran to freeze its nuclear program would “all but guarantee” that Tehran will get nuclear weapons. After the deal, in August 2015, he claimed that “The nuclear deal with Iran does not block Iran’s path to the bomb, it paves Iran’s path to the bomb”, link. That’s not how the Whitehouse sees it, link.
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