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Is China Ready for War? (February 2002)

February 2002
Volume 11, Number 2

The Bible predicts that before Christ’s return, a 200 million-man army will appear out of the East (Revelation 9:16). China must certainly comprise the bulk of this force. Can China project its power like this today—or will it need to "bulk up" first? (Reuters)

Personal from John W. Ritenbaugh
Do You See God? (Part Two)

Conversion, our walk with God, is a lifelong process in which we endeavor to see things as God does. John Ritenbaugh admonishes Christians to understand and act on the fact that God is deeply involved in our lives.

Ready Answer
Faith Without Works

by Staff

Three times, the apostle James states unequivocably, 'Faith without works is dead!' Here's how James' teaching agrees with and complements the teaching of Paul on justification.

Prophecy Watch
Globalism (Part Eight):
A Force for Conflict

by Charles Whitaker

Globalism, as it comes in contact with tribalism, often causes conflict because the two systems are incompatible. Charles Whitaker also explains how globalism, China and prophecy collide in the last days.

Another Look at Footwashing
by Bill Keesee (1935-2010)

We in the church have often considered footwashing merely as a ritual to remind us of the need to serve one another. Bill Keesee, however, explains how footwashing teaches another godly attribute: forgiveness.


by David C. Grabbe

News, events, and trends from around the world in light of Bible prophecy for February 2002.

Bible Study
Third Tithe

by Martin G. Collins

God ensures that all His children have what they need to survive and thrive. The third tithe is God's way of supporting the needy and the poor.