World News and Prophecy: June 2008

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In This Issue

  • by Darris McNeely
The "special relationship" between America and Great Britain has been a great benefit to the world. But could it have been much more? What if the two had never divided? Will history correct this great event of modern times?
  • by John Ross Schroeder
Former President Nelson Mandela supported the idea of ibuntu, the principle that strangers are always welcome in the Republic of South Africa. But immigrant violence has stalked certain of the nation's streets—poor against poor—resulting in at least 24 dead and many injured.
  • by Cecil Maranville
Tiny, but forever pivotal to world politics, Israel is struggling with a new intifada, a concerted attack on all the Gaza crossings and one in particular—the crossing at Rafah. The strategic importance of "crossings" is identified in Bible prophecy, only by another name.
  • by John Ross Schroeder
Within a generation, more Britons will probably be entering mosques than church buildings. Mainstream Christianity continues in freefall. What is the sure impact on British society?
  • by Robin Webber
Today our world is besieged with a seemingly never-ending cycle of violence. Unfortunately, this cycle of "payback time" appears alive and well wherever humans draw breath and are willing to use their last ounce of energy to exercise their own perceived right to exact revenge.
  • by Darris McNeely
It's called Memorial Day in America. Formerly it was known as Decoration Day. In other places it goes by Decoration or Veteran's Day. It is a time when those who died in service to their country are remembered. Flags fly and flowers are placed on graves. Not as many go to the cemeteries as in the past. I guess we are too busy sometimes to pause.
  • by Peter Hawkins
Sometimes we do not realize the end result of our actions. So it is when a law is passed that seems to be in the best interest of the community. Yet in the hands of clever prosecutors or corrupt officials, such a law may become a problem for honest people.
  • by Melvin Rhodes
Two thousand years ago the Roman Empire held sway over Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. Its legacy was to continue down through the centuries and is with us to this day. (The first part in this series ran in the May issue as "Who Will Be the Next Superpower?")