World News and Prophecy: December 2001

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In This Issue

  • by Darris McNeely
While America wages war in a "just cause" in Afghanistan, audiences are flocking to two current movies dealing with witchcraft and sorcery. How does God view this scene? Can a nation call for God's blessing while it exports witchcraft?
  • by John Ross Schroeder
The Rock is back in the news. But why has this small narrow peninsula been such a bone of contention between Britain and Spain for nearly 300 years? Clearly the current promise of a solution is not good news to everyone involved.
  • by Cecil Maranville
Fantastic claims about humans being cloned for the first time splashed across newspaper headlines and were broadcast from the electronic media on the weekend of Nov. 25-26. Are they true? Have human beings been cloned by a biotech lab in Massachusetts? What is the significance of this unbelievable claim?
  • by Gary Petty
The United States and most other nations are at war against terrorism! In this crisis many people are returning to their churches in search of peace and comfort. Some religious leaders claim that God is displeased with the United States and have found themselves branded as religious fanatics. Is there a message from God to all peoples in the midst of all this suffering and uncertainty?
  • by Paul Kieffer
The biggest currency experiment in all history starts at the end of the year when the euro becomes the official common currency of 12 European nations. But are the new bills and coins all that are being exchanged?
  • by Melvin Rhodes
Wars change the world-often in unexpected ways. Their consequences can be far reaching, even "to the third and fourth generations" (Exodus 20:5) and beyond.
  • by Robin Webber
Nearly 100 years ago, the famous British author Rudyard Kipling wrote of "The Great Game." Kipling, known for many a verse addressed to young people, was alluding to something far more complex than any child's pastime. He was speaking of the centerpiece of a great geopolitical chessboard that sat between two rival empires. The chessboard of "The Great Game" was none other than Afghanistan.