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.
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.
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 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 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 …
World news, events, and trends highlighting biblical prophecy for March-April 2005: "Franco-German Divergence"
For the last several generations, many of the most influential politicians in Europe have worked tirelessly toward the emergence of a united Continent. Their plans have been stalled, if not foiled, by the reality of the international economic system. David Grabbe writes that, for now, reality is stacked against full European …
Revelation 17:1 speaks of the "judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters. ...
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.
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 prophecies?
After the fall of the Berlin Wall, most thought the world would come together, but that has not been the case. In fact, America and Europe have been steadily moving away from each other politically, economically, and culturally. What impact will this have on our understanding of biblical prophecy?
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.
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!
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?
What is in store for the world in the next decade? Richard Ritenbaugh looks at the trends concerning Asia, Europe, the Middle East and several other regions in light of biblical prophecy.
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.
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 is a natural phenomena in which several storm fronts collide in a small area, causing dangerous—even deadly—conditions. The societal cycles of America, Europe, and Russia, says David Grabbe, are also converging, and the result could prove to be even more devastating.
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.
Why has anti-Semitism remained a part of this world's way of thinking? Charles Whitaker shows from recent history that anti-Semitism has merely morphed into new expressions of the old evil.
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.
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?
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 Europe, God ensures that all His potential citizens will conform to His culture.