World News and Prophecy: May 2009

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In This Issue

  • by Rick Shabi
Where there is prophecy, there is plenty of speculation. People wonder: When will the "end time" be? Who will be the Beast prophesied in Revelation? What nations will comprise that final union the Beast will head, and when will that government arise?
  • by World News
The second Beast of Revelation 13 will cause "all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the Beast, or the number of his name" (verses 16-17).
  • by John Ross Schroeder
Tawdry events, past and present, have shaken popular confidence in both governmental and religious authority figures in the United Kingdom. Overall, they reflect the gradual decline of traditional values caused in part by the combination of spreading secularism and growing ignorance of true biblical morality. Can current trends be halted and then reversed?
  • by Melvin Rhodes
The Holy Roman Emperor Charles V was the most famous Habsburg in history, presiding over an empire that stretched from the Philippines to Peru and was the greatest in Europe. During his reign he was confronted with major challenges, including the Protestant Reformation. His reign constituted the fourth of the seven prophesied resurrections of the Roman Empire, which will see its final...
  • by World News
Charles V's most famous European contemporary was England's Henry VIII. The two both faced the challenge of the Protestant Reformation—Henry inadvertently contributing to it and Charles resisting it in every conceivable way.
  • by Robin Webber
Four hundred years ago on a starry evening, an Italian man looked into the lens of his telescope and beheld the glories of the universe. One by one, over the course of time, he would document his discoveries and share them with his colleagues.