World News and Prophecy: January - February 2010

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In This Issue

  • by Jerold Aust
What comes to mind when you hear the word church? Do you think of a magnificent cathedral or a smaller church building with a spire? God's Church is much different from the conventional religious meaning of the word church, and that difference can affect your future.
  • by John Ross Schroeder
Consider carefully the shifting geopolitical chessboard as many perils menace global stability. National leaders seek enduring solutions through established world institutions even as they struggle to cope with the catastrophic crises of the 21st century. What does the Bible tell us about how it all began and how a divinely appointed new world order will finally solve our age-old problems?
  • by Melvin Rhodes
As memories of the British Empire fade into the distant past, many think the United States is Ephraim and Britain Manasseh. There are sound historical reasons for this not being the case.
  • by Robin Webber
The sea that day was soft and still and was like an endless glassy mirror with no end in sight. Its color was a steel gray-blue, and the waters were gently framed with high cirrus clouds that cast a slightly brooding tone over the already still body of water.
  • by Fred Nance, John Ross Schroeder
Americans appear to be very edgy these days. According to a Gallup Poll sponsored by USA Today, "Almost three-fourths of them...don't like the way things are going in the country. Given economic deprivation and political division, plus war [and] terrorism..., who would?" (Jan. 6, 2010).
  • by Fred Nance, John Ross Schroeder
A recent article in Foreign Affairs, titled "The New Population Bomb," shows that one problem with the current population explosion is not so much how many people there will be in the future, but where this increase will be located.