This headline gripped the attention of a handful of readers of the first edition of the world’s then-newest current affairs magazine way back in February 1934. Over seven decades later, we review many of the predictions made by the Plain Truth magazine and its founder, Herbert W. Armstrong, and find unerring accuracy in the forecasting of events leading to the rise to global dominance of the present European Union.
Of all the global events and social, economic and religious issues covered in the Trumpet magazine, there is one key, unfolding world event it has closely monitored from its earliest edition. That is the same event headlined in the first issue of the Plain Truth in February 1934. In fact, it is a news story that began unfolding back in 31 b.c. with the rise of the Roman Empire.