John Ritenbaugh reiterates that demography is destiny. Population trends become reliable trends of future national consequences. Population declines in Russia have lead President Vladimir Putin to propose stipends to couples for having children. Japan's po. . .
The third Asian demographic phenomenon highlighted by Nicholas Eberstadt ("Power and Population in Asia," Policy Review, February/March 2004, pp. ...
It only takes one nation to reject a European Union treaty, even one as significant as the recent Lisbon Treaty. Ireland's referendum stopped this latest attempt to create a European state in its tracks. David Grabbe considers how likely a federal Europe i. . .
China seems to be the present media-darling among nations, as news shows, magazines, and reports of all kinds tout its emerging greatness. However, David Grabbe shows that behind its economic successes are latent weaknesses that are set to converge soon.
Recently, analysts have been ready to file the European Union's obituary, as Europe's demographics, Constitution, and economy have languished. What does this mean in terms of Bible prophecy, particularly the rise of the Beast power?
Three events are taking place in Asia with an intensity never before witnessed in human history—at least not since the Flood. ...
For decades, we have been watching and waiting for Europe to unite under a fierce dictator to form the last revival of the Holy Roman Empire. ...
Recently, a highly placed Chinese official made a point of telling the U.S. Treasury Secretary that China is no threat to the United States. Richard Ritenbaugh shows why this may be true—for now.
News, events, and trends according to a prophetic perspective for November 2004: "Europe: Ripe for Change"; "Protestantism's Decline"
What are the causes—moral, social, and technological—behind the new demographic realities? Perhaps more importantly, what will be their consequences? Charles Whitaker spotlights the value of children to society—one that is increasingly ig. . .
It seems counter-intuitive to think that the world's population is shrinking, but trend lines show the possibility of a 95% reduction in population over the next 500 years. Charles Whitaker examines the reasons for this precipitous decline, asserting that . . .
Mark Schindler reiterates that Satan remains the father of lies (John 8:44), incessantly spewing out lies in every field of endeavor in order to further his agenda of destroying mankind and the earth. One such lie is that the time has come for post-modern . . .
When we think of Greece—and frankly, most of us do not think of the small Mediterranean nation very often—we are more likely to think about My Big, Fat Greek Wedding; Troy; or 300 before we consider the ins and outs of international finance. ... . .
The world of politics and international relations is convoluted enough to make the mind swim. Geopolitics is perhaps the most conservative method of making some sense of the interaction of nations. Richard Ritenbaugh provides examples of applied geopolitic. . .
The numbers do not lie—birthrates are declining. But what are governments planning to do about this imminent problem? Charles Whitaker examines the two main proposals, concluding that both are wrongheaded. Sidebars address why demography is important. . .
John Ritenbaugh, continuing his commentary on illegal aliens, estimates that from 12-20 million people have placed an unbearable financial and social strain on the governments of Arizona, New Mexico, and California, fulfilling the prophecies of Deuteronomy. . .
"Stats and Sin: Measuring Peoples' Morals" compares Canada and the United States in terms of morality, particularly regarding marriage and abortion. Using various statistics, Charles Whitaker illustrates how immoral beliefs ultimately produce destructive r. . .
World news, events, and trends from the standpoint of biblical prophecy for November 2004: "Ich Bin Heide"
Many of the leaders in Europe do not have children; they are emblematic of the curse of barrenness. Western civilization has chosen death rather than life.
Today, the prospect of lengthening life expectancies appear more fantasy than possibility. "[A]ll five former Soviet Central Asian republics began the year 2000 with distinctly lower life expectancies that they enjoyed in 1990—all this in peacetime a. . .
John Ritenbaugh examines an enigmatic phenomenon of productive, middle-class Americans emigrating from highly taxed, nearly bankrupt states, such as New York, Illinois, and California, to more tax-friendly and fiscally responsible venues such as Texas, Nor. . .
Every society has multiple generations living at the same time, and the way they interact has a tremendous impact on culture and events. David Grabbe examines what forecasters see on the horizon from a generational perspective.
Many of the problems of present-day Europe have their source in the governments' tolerant, multicultural policies regarding immigration. David Grabbe, seeing parallels between immigration and a Christian's entry into God's Kingdom, shows that, unlike Europ. . .
World news, trends, and comment in light of Bible prophecy for May 2004: "No Money, No Empire."
John Ritenbaugh, focusing on Jesus Christ's prayer that God's called-out ones would be in perfect unity, and that eventually the entire population of the world will be united, posits that the secularist demand for diversity is intrinsically opposed to unit. . .
With populations around the world in decline, how will governments and businesses maintain the present standard of living? Charles Whitaker reveals that their solution, hinted at in the sudden surge in biotechnology, resides in technology discovering a bra. . .
News, events, and trends from the perspective of biblical prophecy for March-April 2004. "European Religious Revival?"; "The Vatican's Islam Dilemma"
Currently, some of the more important prophetic events we have been trained to watch for are just not happening. John Ritenbaugh explains, for instance, that Europe is not uniting as we once thought it would. How does this affect our interpretation of the . . .
Immigration is not just a problem in America. The nations of Europe have seen millions of migrants, mostly Muslims, stream into their nations over the past decade—to the point that it has become a primary topic politically. What will Europe do? Richa. . .
John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the unflagging zeal of the militant Muslims, suggests that Europe is rapidly being taken over by the Islam culture and religion. The term Islam means submission, referring to the absolute subjection to Allah and the Koran. Th. . .
Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, considered the black race inferior, and sought a way to reduce it. The black population is beginning to die out.
In this sermon, Charles Whitaker focuses on the marvelous opportunities for young people in God's church who find themselves on the threshold of God's Millennium, a time population growth will take place in abundant prosperity brought about by creative God. . .
Charles Whitaker refers to Babylon as Satan's ubiquitous system on this earth exercising the get instead of give way of living. Although we live in the middle of it, as aliens, exiles, and captives, we should not take on the characteristics of welfare vict. . .
The specter of famine has again crept into the public consciousness with spiking prices on many of the world's staple crops. Richard Ritenbaugh probes the multiple causes for the most recent food shortages and explains the link between them and the Third S. . .
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