World News and Prophecy: September - October 2001

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In This Issue

  • by Darris McNeely
Blood again stains the soil of the Middle East. Neither the principals in the struggle, nor outside political or religious powers, have been able to broker a peace. Are the circumstances ripe for another power to assert itself?
  • by Cecil Maranville
"Does having an extramarital affair mean that a government official is unfit to hold office?" This and related questions have been the focus of the U.S. news media throughout the summer of 2001. Is the subject newsworthy, or is it just gossip? The debate swirling around the subject illustrates a growing phenomenon-partitioning morality. What does it portend for the future?
  • by Cecil Maranville, John Ross Schroeder, Jim Tuck
Do you remember the advertising line that said, "when [a certain financial planner] speaks, people listen"? People have become accustomed to "listening" to the vagaries of the stock market. Actually, they need to tune their ears to other voices-three in particular. Regardless of what happens in the near future in the major stock markets of the world, the following factors indicate rough times...
  • by Cecil Maranville, Jim Tuck, John Ross Schroeder
As long as there are scientists without ethics and people willing to finance their work, the possibility of human cloning is extremely high. However, the possibility of successful human cloning is not.
  • by Cecil Maranville, Jim Tuck, John Ross Schroeder
It wasn't spotted until 1989, but hepatitis C is already killing 10,000 people annually, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) predicts that by 2010, it will claim more victims than AIDS.
  • by Cecil Maranville, Jim Tuck, John Ross Schroeder
Britain continues to fall further from it's glorious reputation, now leading in criminal activity instead of peace.
  • by Cecil Maranville, Jim Tuck, John Ross Schroeder
It was God's intent from the beginning that children should grow up with two parents, male and female, committed to each other in marriage. "So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate," said Jesus Christ (Matthew 19:6).
  • by Cecil Maranville, Jim Tuck, John Ross Schroeder
According to a British newspaper, there has never been a better time to be a locust. Economic, environmental and weather conditions have resulted in a massive proliferation of the winged insects, often with devastating consequences. China, Russia and the state of Utah in America have suffered severe crop losses from these migratory insects.
  • by Cecil Maranville, Jim Tuck, John Ross Schroeder
By now we are used to hearing statistics such as a fifth of our youth are solicited while surfing the Internet and that a virtual flood of pornography is increasingly available to on-line users.
  • by Robin Webber
I'm sure that at one time or another, all of us have been startled by an unexpected sound in the middle of the night. Normally, you hope it's just the cat knocking over an item on a table or the natural give and take of the house "squeaking" in the night. But no cats this night!