World News and Prophecy: January 2009

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  • by World News
"On November 24, 800, Charlemagne entered the ancient capital in state; on December 1 an assembly of Franks and Romans agreed to drop the charges against Leo if he would deny them on solemn oath; he did; and the way was cleared for a magnificent celebration of the Nativity..."
  • by World News
"In AD 800, Charlemagne (Charles the Great), a zealous Roman Catholic, was crowned Imperator Romanorum (Emperor of the Romans) by Pope Leo III..."
  • by Rick Shabi
Not long ago, a newscaster commented on the financial struggles facing the United States in the wake of yet another venerable financial institution failing. He said, "Just when we think we've recovered from the storm, another wave comes and knocks us off our feet."
  • by Darris McNeely
The servants God sent to the kings of Israel and Judah had difficult roles. Their message was not popular, and they were often rejected as irrelevant to those who held power. Only a few of the kings of Judah listened to these men of God. But those kings who heeded the warnings—and the nation they led—experienced relative times of peace and prosperity. What did a good and wise ruler need to do to...
  • by Robin Webber
Forty-five years ago this past August, a relatively young man stood before an audience of a quarter of a million people gathered in the National Mall between the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument. There he shared a dream with his fellow citizens. One man, with one dream, in one speech, spoke of one cherished treasure that had eluded his people—freedom.
  • by Melvin Rhodes
Over three centuries after the fall of the Western Roman Empire, Charlemagne, king of the Franks, was crowned by the pope in the year 800. The second mountain "on which the woman sits" (Revelation 17:9) was set to inspire Europeans for centuries, including those behind today's European Union.
  • by Darris McNeely
Bible prophecy shows us the world is moving toward the fulfillment of several key events mentioned in Scripture. While we watch the horizon, we also keep our feet firmly planted in today's world, knowing that God expects His Church to sound a clear message of warning and hope to the world.