August 29, 2014  •  25 minutes  •  8 comments
President Obama retires the United States world policeman.

Think about the world in 1945. Nazi Germany was in shambles. Japan was devastated after having nuclear bombs detonated on its soil. The Soviet Union had just lost 24 million people. Britain was in debt and struggling to stay afloat. All the great nations of the world were decimated. But through the rubble of World War II, a new superpower emerged: America.

The post World War II era marked the beginning of America’s dominance on the global scene. Economically, agriculturally, and militarily, the U.S. was the dominant nation in the world. America was at the center of most global issues: weather disasters, humanitarian aid, and even full-on military engagements. When a famine broke out in a third world nation, U.S. ships, loaded up on American bumper crops, set sail. If a tiny free country was being bullied by a larger power, American diplomats brought political pressure to bear. Nations on every continent took almost no action without calculating for how America would respond.

August 27, 2014  •  # $

New developments in Libya show that the country is on the verge of another crisis. The most recent round of fighting erupted after Islamist parties lost the elections last month. After the loss, they raised up a group of militias that calls itself “Operation Dawn.” Over the past several weeks, this militia has taken over parts of Libya, including sections of the capital and the international airport. Yet, despite the violent turn of events in Libya, this isn’t the biggest part of the story.

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August 27, 2014  •  # $

Today’s world scene is comparable to what was occurring just before the Second World War. Just before the war, nations argued over land, countries armed themselves and strong leaders appeared on the scene. Many people even recognized that these events would lead to war, but the world—particularly the Western world—kept procrastinating, choosing rather to maintain the status quo than to deal with the problems at hand.

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August 27, 2014  •  # $

America has “rarely been stronger,” President Barack Obama said on May 28. He believes critics who challenge that assessment are either misreading history or are partisan ideologues. “Our economy remains the most dynamic on Earth, our businesses the most innovative,” he said. “The United States is and remains the one indispensable nation. That has been true for the century past, and it will be true for the century to come” (emphasis added throughout).

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August 27, 2014  •  # $

The many disadvantages of growing up in a fatherless home are beyond dispute. Fatherless families produce far more teenage delinquents, dropouts, drug addicts, profligates, brutes, criminals and suicides than homes in which the father is present.

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August 25, 2014  •  # $

Its not making headlines like it did a few weeks ago, but Israel’s war against Hamas continues. Hamas’s bombardment of Israel with rockets shows that despite the retaliatory attacks by Israel, the terrorist group refuses to admit defeat. A recent report from Israel’s internal security agency, Shin Bet, revealed that while Hamas was fighting Israel from the Gaza Strip, it was simultaneously planning an elaborate and destructive takeover of the West Bank. Hamas wants control over the West Bank, and it will use any deceptive and destructive means to get it. The Trumpet has been watching for Hamas to make such moves in the West Bank for years. View today’s episode to learn what these shocking discoveries mean for Israel’s future.

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August 24, 2014  •  # $

The former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton, recently said, “The world is descending into chaos.” This statement was the focus of the latest Key of David program. On the Trumpet Daily, we have been closely following these many chaotic crises as they emerge in the world today.

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August 22, 2014  •  # $

In Part 7 of this Revelation series, we went back in time to the Middle Ages and the Thyatira era. The major labor for God’s people during that time was focused on spreading physical copies of the Bible. First they translated it, copied it over by hand, and then distributed it to as many people as possible. They were diligent and faithful in doing this work, but they were severely limited by technology and continual persecution. This meant that God’s truth remained virtually unknown to the broad masses during the Middle Ages.

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