Have You Ever Looked at a Monkey?

Have You Ever Looked at a Monkey?

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From the January 2011 Trumpet Print Edition

When Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell referred to evolution as a myth during a 1998 roundtable discussion, comedian Bill Maher contemptuously shot back, “Have you ever looked at a monkey?” Maher replayed that video clip on his talk show in September.

In October, as if taking its cue from Maher, cbs’s 60 Minutes paraded before millions of Americans the most celebrated monkey-observer the scientific community has ever produced: Jane Goodall. Fifty years ago, as a fresh-faced, vivacious youngster from Britain, Goodall became famous for her National Geographic reports about life in Africa with chimpanzees.

In describing what she discovered during her “magical” experience in Tanzania, Goodall told cbs correspondent Lara Logan that she learned how chimps were happy and sad, affectionate and funny, playful and communicative—“all of these things done in the same context we do them,” she said (emphasis mine throughout).

In fact, before embarking on her groundbreaking study, Goodall assumed that monkeys would be a lot like humans—only nicer. But while studying animal life in the African forest, Goodall witnessed the darker side of the animal kingdom. Monkeys actually treated other monkeys cruelly—sometimes even brutally killing their own species.

In the end, Goodall concluded, monkeys are not a nicer species of human-like creatures. They are actually “just like” human beings!

You want scientific proof? All you have to do is look at monkeys.

“Equal Minds”?

It used to be, in order to link human beings to chimpanzees, you had to at least produce evidence in the fossil record. In 1912, for example, a group of paleontologists in Britain found a human-like skull with an orangutan jawbone. And for more than 40 years, Piltdown Man, as it was dubbed, was universally accepted throughout the scientific community as the “missing link” between apes and humans. The discovery was widely disseminated as indisputable proof of evolution both in scientific journals and school textbooks.

Not until 1953, after the development of more sophisticated age-dating techniques, was the Piltdown fossil exposed as one of the greatest scientific frauds in history. It wasn’t a transitional fossil after all—just a collection of bone fragments that had been cobbled together by evolutionists eager to “prove” their theory dishonestly.

This same story repeated itself in 2009. During the bicentenary of Charles Darwin’s birth, scientists in New York unveiled a fossilized skeleton of a monkey they named Ida and again proclaimed it to be the long-sought-after “missing link” in human evolution. The Guardian called it “one of the most significant primate fossil finds ever.” It was supposed to impact the world of paleontology “somewhat like an asteroid falling down to Earth.”

A few months later, however, Ida was exposed as yet another in a long line of highly publicized scientific hoaxes. As it turns out, Ida was nothing more than an extinct variety of lemur—just a nice fossilized set of monkey bones.

For nearly two centuries, evolutionists have searched in vain for transitional forms between monkeys and humans. As Robert Morley noted in the August 2009 Trumpet, “According to the evolutionary theory, there should be millions and billions [of transitional fossils]. Animals have been evolving into new species for hundreds of millions of years, the theory goes. Therefore, scientists have reasonably expected to find thousands, or at least hundreds, or maybe 10, fossils of transitionary species. But they can’t find a single one!

But never mind the bones. Just look at monkeys, some atheists now say, as they scoff at the thought of a great Creator God. Consider this statement from the 60 Minutes report, made by Bill Wallauer, a photographer who works at the Jane Goodall Institute: “You get the feeling when you’re looking at him [a monkey] and he’s looking at you—it’s equal minds.”

I don’t get that feeling at all—not when watching 60 Minutes or while observing monkeys at a zoo or wildlife preserve. When I watch monkeys, as fascinating as it is to see one use a stick to fish for termites, it reminds me of the giant gulf that exists between the animal kingdom and human beings.

The Source of Mind Power

Why such a massive gap? As far as the physical composition is concerned, there is little difference between the brains of human beings and monkeys; they’re nearly identical. Why, then, is the human mind so vastly superior to the animal brain? It’s because of a nonphysical component that exists in man called the human spirit (see Job 32:8 and Zechariah 12:1).

This is what gives human beings mind power!

“For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him?” the Apostle Paul asked in 1 Corinthians 2:11. The human spirit imparts the power of intellect to the human brain. It enables man to think and reason, to make calculated decisions and choices, to create and compose, to stake out positions on ethics and morality, to set goals, to pursue excellence.

Animals, on the other hand, have no such spiritual component in their brains. This is why chimpanzees, dolphins and elephants are incapable of understanding the things of man.

This past October, I watched the world-renowned chamber orchestra Academy of St. Martin in the Fields as it joined forces with an extraordinarily talented Israeli pianist named Inon Barnatan. They performed an all-Mozart concert inside the stunningly beautiful Armstrong Auditorium here in Edmond, Oklahoma.

It was one of the best classical performances our foundation has ever sponsored. What a testimony it was to the awesome power and superior intellect in the human mind compared to the brain of a monkey.

If you were to observe a family of monkeys at the zoo in the afternoon and then attend the same concert I did later that night, how could you honestly conclude that what you observed was pretty much equal in mind power?

One reason we sponsor such fine events at Armstrong Auditorium is to showcase the remarkable achievements of the human spirit! Among other things, our concert series highlights the fact that man is a uniquely created being with awe-inspiring potential.

Consider again 1 Corinthians 2:11: “For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.” Notice: Two spirits are mentioned in this verse—the spirit of man, which is in him, and the Spirit of God, which is not in man, but can be, if we surrender to God in repentance and faith!

There is, after all, a “missing link”! But it doesn’t connect man to mindless monkeys in the jungle. It joins human beings to their heavenly Father. That link, as plainly revealed in the inspired Word of God, is Jesus Christ! “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 6:23).

This is the profound, irrefutable truth of the gospel message proclaimed throughout the Bible. The living Jesus Christ is our link to eternal life in the Family of God!

Why the Pharisees Opposed Jesus

Traditional Christianity has never really understood this basic reason.

An Export the World Doesn’t Want, Thank You Very Much

An Export the World Doesn’t Want, Thank You Very Much

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A sign that the world is about to get far more dangerous

Last month, David Cameron was in Beijing making himself a target for Chinese leaders’ jokes.

The British prime minister was lecturing them on the supposed benefits of democracy. He tried to sell them on the joys and wonders of the political quarrels in parliament, of the schisms dividing the electorate, of the condemnations he routinely receives via Britain’s vociferously free press. You should try it, he told the Chinese. “These are constraints on the government, and at times they can be frustrating,” he said. “But ultimately we believe they make our government better and our country stronger.”

China’s leaders had to be amused. The new head of a washed-up, shriveling country of 60 million—squeaking out advice on how to be “great.” To them he must sound like a clueless tour guide praising the Titanic as it sinks.

They, meanwhile, are using authoritarian tactics to rocket their nation of 1.3 billion into the superpower stratosphere.

This is reality of life on planet Earth today. The tenets of liberal Western governance are becoming passé. The nations that most embody them—Mr. Cameron’s Britain, and the United States, most notably—are losing relevance. Power is rapidly shifting toward regimes undemocratic, authoritarian, even repressive.

Get ready—this theme is going to get louder. And the ramifications are scary.

Perhaps one can view it as a natural response to anxious times. Economies teeter—trade wars loom—insurgencies threaten wobbly governments—ruinous weapons proliferate. In the face of such threats, fussiness over freedoms and rights apparently looks out of touch. Such things might be nice in prosperous, peaceful times, perhaps, but tougher times demand tougher measures.

Whatever their reasons, nations and bodies of nations are unquestionably redefining their priorities. They have tabled discussion about democratic reform in order to address more pressing matters.

Cameron’s recent comments aside, even the West has seriously backed off promoting democracy and backing opposition movements. It has given up demanding populist reforms as a condition for enjoying trade, receiving aid or arms, or joining multinational organizations or alliances.

In Egypt, the West has watched in near silence as the president has rigged elections—including one this past weekend—to remain in office. In Iraq, elections in March produced eight months of political gridlock; this ended last month in an arrangement that kept the incumbent prime minister in power despite his party winning fewer seats than its rival party. In Afghanistan, U.S. leaders are hoping to see a stable government emerge from a deal between a corrupt president and Muslim extremists who, they hope, have renounced terrorism. In case after case, idealism is simply giving way to pragmatism.

“When we deal with Sudan or Libya or China today, it is to make deals or to guarantee military support, not to demand elections in exchange for any of that,” wrote Doug Saunders in the Globe and Mail. “The more important goal is not democracy but stability.”

It’s a fascinating and ominous shift. Who really wants to be Britain, or America? Who wants the hassles and inefficiencies that competing political parties bring? In today’s world, the real success stories are autocracies. “The economic boom of autocratic powers such as China and Russia has reignited the competition of [political] systems,” said the lead editorial in Germany’s leading journal on global affairs, Internationale Politik, this past summer. “Have authoritarian systems refurbished their gloss—because they are quicker at making decisions than portly democracies?”

Judging by the way European leaders are conducting themselves, it seems they certainly believe so. They are brushing aside public protest in order to ramrod their vision of a federal Europe into reality. They are contemplating the uninvited imposition of federal taxes and federal police powers. To resolve the economic crisis, they are brutishly taking over formerly sovereign national economies. Last month the EU president, Herman van Rompuy, condemned the perfectly sensible desire to prioritize national interest over European federalism as “egoism” that leads to war. This is precisely the type of reasoning Eurocrats are using to justify their growing despotism.

The vast majority of the British absolutely hate what is happening, and their place within Europe is certain to reach a crisis point soon. (Just watch this speech, delivered last week to Mr. Rompuy and the rest of the European Parliament by mep Nigel Farage of the UK Independence Party.) Nevertheless, the Telegraph’s Christopher Booker noted the irony of Prime Minister Cameron criticizing the Chinese, when Britain itself is being swallowed by the unapologetically undemocratic European Union. Just how democratic is Britain, he asked, “where almost everything our government does is either dictated or constrained by decisions taken at a higher level by our new system of government centered in Brussels?”

Watch this trend! The discrediting of the pillars of governance espoused by Anglo-America is laying the pavement for nothing less than—pardon the expression—a new world order.

The return of old empires—autocracies, dictatorships, tyrannies—is already occurring. The economic, political and social instability that is beginning to shake the nations today is presenting the opportunity—even creating the necessity—for strongmen to rise.

Believe it or not, this state of affairs was specifically prophesied by Jesus Christ.

He foretold of a period that would grip this world called “the times of the Gentiles.” This seismic shift in geopolitical momentum—away from America and Britain and toward a clutch of non-Israelite, or Gentile, powers—is actually one of the visible signs Jesus gave of His imminent return!

Christ warned that this trend, which we are witnessing today, would precipitate a time of suffering “such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time [the end time—our day today], no, nor ever shall be” (Luke 21:24; Matthew 24:21). He said that if God Himself did not intervene to stop it, mankind would annihilate itself! (verse 22).

The fact that God will intervene is the only hope for a world bent on its own destruction. But it is a sure hope!

You must not ignore these momentous global shifts, nor should you fail to understand them. The Trumpet is your guide. Your early-warning news source.

The inexorable march of end-time events is happening. The years ahead will be full of horrifying shocks to a world asleep. We urge you to prepare yourself by taking the Trumpet seriously—and acting upon what you read.

Putin Backs Euro Over Dollar

Putin Backs Euro Over Dollar

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Russia sees Germany as the next superpower.

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin praised Europe’s single currency while criticizing the U.S. dollar as the world’s reserve currency in Berlin on November 26.

“As you know, there are currently problems in Portugal, Greece and Ireland, and the euro is a bit unsteady, but the euro is a stable world currency,” he told business leaders. “And certainly it must play its own role. I think, what went wrong in the last decade and what needs to be done: We have to get away from the overwhelming dollar monopoly. It makes the world economy vulnerable and unbalanced.”

Putin went so far as to say that he believed Russia may one day join the euro. “The rapprochement of Russia and Europe is inevitable,” he said.

Ahead of his visit, he proposed a European free-trade area that included Russia in an editorial in the German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung.

Putin’s latest statements follow on from an agreement between Russia and China to abandon the U.S. dollar in favor of using their own currencies for bilateral trade, announced by Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and Russia’s Putin on November 23.

Russian government-funded news channel Russia Today shed some important light on how the Russians see the world. Max Keiser, news anchor for the network, said, “The crisis is only adding to Germany’s ability to ultimately break away from the euro and to compete head to head with China for competition in terms of being the 21st-century superpower. It’ll be Germany and China. The U.S. is gone, the UK is long gone, continental Europe, outside of Germany, doesn’t produce anything.”

“I predict the rise of Germany again,” he continued. “This is something that after World War ii was attempted to be outlawed, but Germany is back. And of course Germany has excellent relationships with Russia. The Russian leadership speaks German, the German leadership speaks Russian, so there is a lot of talk there.”

“We’re talking about a complete reconfiguration of the global money system,” he said.

This is how Russia views the world. And its view is more accurate than America’s. The United States is going down; Germany and China are the rising superpowers.

Expect Russian foreign policy to reflect both a fear of Germany and a desire to draw close to what Moscow sees as the next superpowers.

Bernanke: The Dollar System Is Flawed

Bernanke: The Dollar System Is Flawed

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Desperate times call for desperate measures, says the Fed chairman. But what will be the unintended consequences?

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s speech in Frankfurt may be one of the most important and underreported events since America abandoned the gold standard. In it, he said the dollar standard was flawed and that America’s trade deficit was imperiling America.

“[I]t would be desirable for the global community, over time, to devise [a new] international monetary system,” he said.

Never before has a Fed chairman made such an admission. Never before has one ever disparaged his own currency in such a way.

The speech was a radical departure from the status quo and a major signal for a looming policy change. It means that trade war is virtually guaranteed and the dollar will soon be devalued. Dramatic global economic upheaval is on the way.

On November 19, Ben Bernanke told a room full of bankers in Frankfurt, Germany, that the world’s sense of common purpose had waned. Tensions among nations over economic policies are intensifying, he said. It threatens the world’s ability to find a solution.

U.S. unemployment rates are high, he told the gathering, and given the slow pace of economic growth, likely to remain so. Approximately 8.5 million jobs have been lost so far, and when you take into account population growth, the size of the employment gap is even larger, he said.

Unemployment may get even worse before it gets better.

“In sum, on its current economic trajectory the United Sates runs the risk of seeing millions of workers unemployed or underemployed for many years,” lamented Bernanke. “As a society, we should find that outcome unacceptable.”

In an effort to win European allies, America’s most powerful banker then went on the attack—blaming China for causing much of the economic and trade imbalances destabilizing the current dollar-centric economic order and threatening the world’s economy.

China is manipulating the market to keep its currency undervalued, he charged. This has led to imbalances.

Each month China sells tens of billions of dollars more worth of goods and services to America than it purchases in return. Many American economists claim this is because of China’s undervalued currency, which makes Chinese goods less expensive in America and American goods more expensive in China.

Coupled with China’s low-wage, low-taxation, low-regulatory, non-union environment, resulting in the relocation of millions of American jobs overseas, China has received a huge economic boost at America’s expense.

This is a primary reason nations like China have fully recovered from the recession while America is still mired in it, noted Bernanke. America can no longer afford to let China drain the U.S. economy.

But what to do about it?

“As currently constituted, the international monetary system has a structural flaw,” said America’s chief banker. The dollar system is broken. “It lacks a mechanism, market based or otherwise, to induce needed adjustments by surplus countries, which can result in persistent imbalances” (emphasis mine throughout).

“In the meantime, without such a system in place, the countries of the world must recognize their collective responsibility for bringing about the rebalancing required to preserve global economic stability and prosperity.”

Thus Bernanke told his German audience to prepare for “market-based or otherwise” unorthodox—even radical—action by the Fed to try and force China to revalue its currency and rebalance the global economy.

The “flaw” has been declared. But what is Bernanke going to do?

“Bernanke is alerting the world to the most important shift in U.S. trade policy in more than a generation,” writes economic analyst and author Richard Duncan. “The world has been put on notice that the United States will take steps to correct this defect and the destabilizing trade imbalances it permits.”

“If the flaw cannot be corrected through international coordination, then unilateral actions by the United Sates should be anticipated,” Duncan warns.

And if history is a guide, that means tariffs and trade duties.

The first major shots of trade war may be about to be fired—and the Fed has just given its blessing. If you look back on the 1930s and that disastrous time period, protectionism is lethally contagious and predictable. Global trade and commerce will contract. Import prices will rise. Unemployment will skyrocket. And that is just for starters.

During the Great Depression, America was not burdened under record debt. The economy entered that age of trade warfare from a position of strength, and still the economy got ruthlessly battered.

A trade-war-induced depression today would potentially be far worse—and not just because the United States has become the greatest debtor nation in all history, but because this time, the credibility of America’s government, its central bank and its currency, are all now in question.

Besides tariffs, Mr. Bernanke’s declaration that the international monetary system is broken also means the Fed will engage in as much “quantitative easing” as necessary to compensate for what he sees as its “structural flaws.”

During the G-20 meeting in South Korea two weeks ago, President Obama and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner were forced to defend the Federal Reserve’s decision to print dollars to finance government spending and depreciate the value of the dollar.

Foreign nations saw it as a way for America to renege on its debts.

Bernanke’s Frankfurt defense of the Fed’s “quantitative easing” will do little to reverse that sentiment. “Fully aware of the important role that the dollar plays in the international monetary and financial system, the [Fed] believes that the best way to continue to deliver the strong economic fundamentals that underpin the value of the dollar, as well as to support the global recovery, is through policies that lead to a resumption of robust growth in the context of price stability in the United States,” Bernanke said.

In order for America to support the value of the dollar, it will devalue it, said Bernanke. The incongruity is palpable—and surely wasn’t lost on America’s bond holders. Every time the Federal Reserve hits the “print” button, creating money out of thin air, it devalues the dollars in existence. America’s lenders (of which the Chinese are the largest) have been put on notice that they will be paid back in depreciated dollars.

Be prepared for more quantitative easing—or, as it has become known overseas, quantitative fleecing.

And be prepared for the Federal Reserve’s antics to succeed all too well.

Foreign nations, and America’s foreign creditors, grow more dissatisfied with the dollar as the world’s reserve currency every day. The move to adopt a new reserve currency system is gaining momentum. When this happens, the Federal Reserve will get a whole lot more international cooperation in meeting its goals than it could have ever wanted.

The Fed won’t be trying to devalue the dollar anymore—it will be doing everything it can to prop it up.

Unfortunately, with faith in the dollar broken, the government unable to borrow money and a global trade war ravaging the U.S. economy, America will pine for the structurally “flawed” but comparatively good old days.

For information on how to prosper, even amid trade war and depression, read “How You Can Prosper in a Recession!” and “Finding Joy During a Recession.” Apply the principles in these two articles and you will go on to live a happy, fulfilling, meaningful, hope-filled life—guaranteed. In an age of seeming uncertainty and upheaval, that’s the best investment you could ever make.

Germany Up—Ireland Down—Britain Out?

Germany Up—Ireland Down—Britain Out?

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The drama of change in the new European order

It is always interesting to look back on history in times of crisis to see what lessons we have failed to learn from the past.

Europe is in great upheaval right now due to the sovereign debt crisis, the current case being Ireland’s failed economy. As in the previous Greek bailout, the Irish crisis has brought German bullying tactics to the surface.

Talks of “hit squads” descending on Ireland to force EU (Berlin’s) will on the benighted Emerald Isle have only added to a spreading sense that Germany is in command of the future direction of EU economic and fiscal policy—that the will of the German elites will prevail in the current crisis.

The descent of the central bankers “hit squads” on Ireland’s shores just happened to coincide with the meeting of Germany’s defense hierarchy in Dresden last weekend. During that meeting, Chancellor Angela Merkel made a remarkable statement.

Rising to speak to the cream of the German Bundeswehr, with her Minister of Defense Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg seated beside her, Merkel spoke in support of Guttenberg’s planned reforms of Germany’s military establishment. The chancellor declared that “The Bundeswehr could be a symbol of the reform of the country” (Welt Online, November 22; translation ours).

Was this really the cuddly, motherly Chancellor Merkel mouthing these words? Was she really saying that the rapid reform of the German military forces—into what Guttenberg has touted would become the most highly professional, fast-moving force, able to deploy anywhere on the globe at a moment’s notice—could be a model for the reform of the German nation?

Is anybody listening this time? Could it happen again? In the face of the demonstrable political weakness and seeming ineptness of the Anglo-Saxon nations—saviors of the world from tyranny twice within one century—could it be that once again, at a time of increasing global economic and political disruption, the old Teutonic military spirit is stirring, hankering to take advantage of global crisis and reassert the old goal of global hegemony?

Too many signs point in that direction. Too many shallow pundits are looking at quantitative measures of observable current-day German military power and failing to consider the qualitative aspects of the German nation. Especially its history of reaction to crisis and its proneness to rise suddenly out of such times to a position of military might!

That wise old sage of international relations, Hans J. Morgenthau, understood the importance of national character in measuring the power potential of a nation.

A German of Jewish parentage, having gained his education in Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt and Geneva before practicing law in Frankfurt, Morgenthau emigrated to the United States amid Nazi persecution of the Jews in 1937. His association with Germany gave him a deep understanding of the German character.

In his famous text Politics Among Nations, Morgenthau says of his German compatriots that militarism, standing armies and military service “have for centuries stood high in the hierarchy of values of Prussia, from where the prestige spread over all Germany.” He notes that the very opposites apply to the national characters of the American and British peoples.

“The observer of the international scene who attempts to assess the relative strength of different nations must take national character into account …. Failure to do so will lead to errors in judgment and policies, such as the deprecation of the recuperative force of Germany …” (emphasis mine throughout).

It is just that failure to appreciate the resilience of the talented and orderly peoples of Germany, and the innate ability of Germany as a nation to recover in highly industrious blitzkrieg fashion from the devastation of the destruction and demoralization that follows defeat in warfare, that led to Anglo-Saxon appeasement after World War i.

The devastating effect of that Anglo-Saxon naivety allowed Germany’s speedy revival to instigate World War ii.

The famous Austrian economist and philosopher Ludvig von Mises said of his own people, “A new war is unavoidable if the United Nations do not succeed in establishing a world order preventing the Germans and their allies from rearming.” Germany has not only been rearmed for decades, it is now racing to establish that which such sages as Morgenthau and von Mises feared and the Western Allies vowed would never revive: a professional army, set for rapid deployment beyond Europe!

That same failure to appreciate Germany’s resilience for recovery, to so soon become the economic and political force driving the European Union following World War ii, has led to gross underestimation of the German elites’ tenacity in yet again seeking global imperial power.

But there is a glimmer that Britain is beginning to recognize the true intent of EU elites, those whom the UK Independence Party representative Nigel Farage labeled in the European Parliament last week as “dangerous men.”

A few days ago came an observable sign that Britain may finally have had enough of the bullies from Brussels and Berlin seeking to destroy any semblance of Britain as a sovereign power.

For the first time in the history of Britain’s membership of the European Union, there are rumbles of a groundswell within the nation gathering momentum to demand of the British government that it withdraw from membership of the EU!

It came in the form of a front-page article in the Express newspaper indicating that 99 percent of Brits want out of the EU!

The Express is mounting a “crusade to pull Britain out of the EU” states its headline in the November 25 edition. Last Thursday, the front-page article of that newspaper declared that “A huge groundswell of support was last night gathering behind the Daily Expresscrusade for Britain to quit the European Union. Senior mps, peers and campaign groups acclaimed this newspaper’s stand against the sprawling Brussels superstate as a turning point in the battle to win back Britain’s independence.”

The article continued: “Euroskeptic critics of UK membership said the growing financial crisis among the euro nations this week—threatening to cost British taxpayers billions of pounds—has overwhelmingly confirmed the case for British withdrawal.”

There is a saying about the Brits that, if you want to see the real caliber of the British fighting spirit, wait till they are in the last ditch, with their backs to the wall!

Is this weary old Britain, the nation once gifted by God the greatest empire in history, finally in the last ditch, with its back up against the wall facing the final onslaught of the Eurobeast?

Is Britain finally crying “enough” in the face of EU encroachment on the nation’s independence?

This is one “crusade” to watch. To watch to see if it will build in a crescendo of voices from the British public so that their politicians, and their prime minister in particular, have the courage to do what no prime minister has done since Margaret Thatcher: stand up to those Brussels-Berlin bullies and demand something back from them!

Mrs. Thatcher got her concessions on rebates for the overpayment of onerous EU imposts rendered on the British treasury to which weaker leaders had caved in. But this time there’s more, much more at stake!

Unless Britain withdraws from the EU—and FAST—the whole nation will soon feel the drastic effect of the reality of what Mrs. Thatcher forecast five years after Germany’s unification. In a speech she delivered in Colorado Springs in October 1995, she bluntly stated, “You have not anchored Germany to Europe, you have anchored Europe to a newly dominant, unified Germany. In the end, my friends, you’ll find it will not work. It is Germany’s national character to dominate.”

Well, today Germany is clearly dominating Europe to the extent of progressively robbing member nations of their national sovereignty by imposing burdensome controls on their national economies in exchange for bailout funds to “rescue” them from the devastating effects of having drawn them into the maw of the eurozone.

Yes, Britain, you sold your soul to Berlin/Brussels. It’s time to see the light and get out!

Few will see the fulfillment of Bible prophecy in the process of Britain having sold its birthright for a bowl of pottage in return from Brussels-Berlin. But it is a fact.

Almighty God prophesied millennia ago that Britain would seek to ally with Germany to its own detriment (Hosea 7:8-11). Since Edward Heath led Britain, by sleight of hand, into association with Germany through membership of the German-inspired institution of the Common Market, the results have been devastating to the British economy, even as God prophesied (verse 12).

Britain will leave the European Union. The question is whether it will leave voluntarily—as the Daily Express “crusade” is calling for—or be cast out.

Either way, whether the Express “crusade” ends in the UK’s withdrawal from the EU or not, the prescient words of Herbert Armstrong now ring clearly in our ears (Plain Truth, May 1973):

Britain is going to look back on Monday, Jan. 1, 1973, in all probability, as a most tragically historic date—a date fraught with ominous potentialities! For that date marked the United Kingdom’s entry into the European Community.But one could logically ask, how could that event portend anything unhappy for the United Kingdom? Probably a majority in Britain initially looked forward to Common Market entry with approval.Humans seldom foresee unexpected happenings. But prophecy pinpoints the major events in the world’s imminent future that will affect us all! … Britain’s entry into the European Community portends a tragic situation.

Well, history shows that the outcome to 37 years of membership of the European community has yielded most unhappy results for Britain.

But how did Herbert Armstrong know this so far in advance, even to the fateful outcome of that situation? The answer is that he had intensively studied the Bible prophecies concerning Britain and had a deep understanding of just what Britain’s association with a Europe “anchored … to a newly dominant, unified Germany” would bring. Britain is finding out that “In the end … it will not work. It is Germany’s national character to dominate.”

But there is a very positive outcome prophesied for Britain, following its departure from the EU. Yet that positive outcome will not eventuate before the “tragic situation” prophesied by Herbert Armstrong impacts the nation.

You need to be aware of both the impending tragedy, which will be global, and the most positive of outcomes that will follow.

Read our booklet The Key of David. It truly unlocks a dramatic vision of a most wonderful and immediate future ahead of the present world turmoil!

In the meantime, watch Britain, watch Europe and watch Germany as events build quickly now toward a dramatic climax in global events!