A Strengthening Germany

'WorldWatch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

More than 65 years have passed since the end of World War II, yet the nations of Europe are still wary of a strong, unified Germany. Richard Ritenbaugh writes that, despite Germany's amicable relationships with its neighbors for two generations, signs of Berlin's growing influence are causing anxiety across Europe and around the …


Germany Ascendant

'Prophecy Watch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Many who believe Germany to be modern Assyria have waited a long time for Germany to rise again. Signs in Europe and on the world scene point in that direction.


Germany Flexes Its Muscles

'Prophecy Watch' by Earl L. Henn (1934-1997)

Germany, predominantly pacifist since WWII, is beginning to show its strength, not only in economic area but also in political and military ones. Earl Henn shows that this is prophesied to continue.


Germany's Dilemma

'WorldWatch' by David C. Grabbe

Germany is in a bind. It is an industrial powerhouse, the richest economy in Europe, but it must prop up several poor-performing economies throughout the rest of the European Union. Berlin cannot continue this practice lest they drag it down with them. David Grabbe warns that Germany's decisions on these matters could have …


A Battle Group for Eastern Europe

'WorldWatch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

A little-known town in Eastern Europe has given its name to a newly formed battle group consisting of Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia. Richard Ritenbaugh wonders if this military alliance signifies increased instability for Europe and possibly the initial stages of the "feet and toes" of the final manifestation …


Franco-German Divergence

'WorldWatch' by David C. Grabbe

World news, events, and trends highlighting biblical prophecy for March-April 2005: "Franco-German Divergence"


The Dream of a United States of Europe

'WorldWatch' by David C. Grabbe

Birth rates, defense expenditures, welfare spending vs. wealth creation — everything we use to gauge the health of empires suggests that Europe's fire has gone out.


The Hidden Agenda Behind the ICC (Part One)

CGG Weekly by Charles Whitaker (1944-2021)

The International Criminal Court is not a globally-approved institution, with only the 'unilateralist' United States standing outside.


NATO: In Search of a Mission

'WorldWatch' by David C. Grabbe

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was a bastion of Western democracy during the Cold War, but since then, it has lacked a clear purpose. David Grabbe argues that, having failed to keep the Russians out and the Germans down, NATO is struggling to remain relevant in a changing world.


The Beast and Babylon (Part One)

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

Europe is not uniting as we once thought it would. How does this affect our interpretation of the prophecies?


The Lisbon Treaty and the Future of Europe

'WorldWatch' by David C. Grabbe

December 1, 2009, saw the European Union become an official federal state, created by the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty by the EU's 27 member states. David Grabbe analyzes the ramifications of an EU with the power and authority to act as a cohesive whole—if it indeed acts in a united fashion.


A Growing Divide

'Prophecy Watch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

America and Europe have been moving away from each other politically, economically, and culturally. How does this affect our understanding of prophecy?


Down But Not Out!

'Prophecy Watch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Russia seems like a nation—an empire—in deep decline. But is it? We would be wise to keep an eye on the Russian bear!


Is Europe Dying?

'WorldWatch' by David C. Grabbe

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?


The State of the Union

'WorldWatch' by David C. Grabbe

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 is in light of present political and demographic trends.


The Beast and Babylon (Part Two)

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

Currently, Europe is not looking very Beastly. Babylon is the world's anti-God system, and Roman institutions inspire Israelite culture even today.


A Perfect Storm of National Cycles

'WorldWatch' by David C. Grabbe

The societal and generational cycles of America, Europe, and Russia are converging, and the result will prove to be devastating.


Knowing Good and Evil

Commentary by Mark Schindler

The bombing of Hiroshima highlights the sobering consequences of eating from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Human solutions always fall short.


The European Financial Crisis

'WorldWatch' by David C. Grabbe

The news these days is all about the moribund economy of the United States, yet Europe—an economy just about as large as America's—is also in financial straits. David Grabbe shows that the nations of Europe are currently in no position to "take advantage" of the situation and become a world superpower.


Blood and Soil: The Persistence of Anti-Semitism

'Prophecy Watch' by Charles Whitaker (1944-2021)

Why has anti-Semitism remained a part of this world's way of thinking? Recent history shows that anti-Semitism has morphed into new expressions of an old evil.


The Beast and Babylon (Part Three): Who Is the Woman?

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

Is the Woman depicted in Revelation 12 the church, as the church has dogmatically taught? Or is she another prophetic entity that is active today?


Immigration and the Kingdom of God

'Prophecy Watch' by David C. Grabbe

Unlike Europe and the United States, God ensures that all His potential citizens will conform to His culture.


Searching for Israel (Part Ten): Clues and Answers

Article by Charles Whitaker

The Bible declares where scattered Israel is not, as well as giving clues where the various tribes have settled on the modern map of the world.


Prophecy and the Sixth-Century Axial Period

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

Prophecy has many purposes, but it is never intended to open the future to mere curiosity. Its higher purpose is to give guidance to the heirs of salvation.


Prophets and Prophecy (Part 3)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

John the Baptist fulfilled the prophecy of the 'Elijah to come.' We must apply duality of prophecy carefully and cautiously rather than indiscriminately.