Mar 15, 2015
Many 20th and 21st century scholars say that the Exodus of the children of Israel out of Egypt did not happen as there is allegedly no historical evidence in Egypt that it happened. Is that true? Was Rameses II the Pharaoh of Exodus? Was the Exodus in the 13th or 15th century? Which makes the most sense? Which date has the most biblical and historical proof?
A written article of related interest is titled "When was the Exodus? Did it Happen?" URL: http://www.cogwriter.com/when-was-the...
The Bible tells of an end-time Mystery Babylon the Great that sits on seven hills. While Catholic and Church of God scholars have identified this as Rome, others point to other cities. Some who profess Christ have pointed to the USA. Some Protestants, like Joel Richardson, have pointed to Mecca in Saudi Arabia. Which of these places meets the biblical criteria for 'Mystery Babylon'?
Could problems with the electrical power grid caused by one or more electo-magnetic pulse bombs, solar flares, and/or other phenomena help weaken the USA to the point of allowing it to be taken over? Does such potential exist? If so, is this consistent with any biblical prophecies?
Mexico has increasingly been in the news because of statements and policies of US President Donald Trump. Many in Mexico are not intending to sit back and accept whatever Donald Trump attempts to force them to do. What will happen to Mexico?
In February 2017, Germany announced that it repatriated more of its gold three years ahead of schedule. Why would Germany do this? Are various nations accumulating gold with the intention to dethrone the US dollar as the world's reserve currency?
Trade issues, tariffs, and talk of trade wars are in the news. Can trade wars lead to World War III like they did to World War II? Are the events going on with the USA, UK, Asia, and Europe consistent with warnings published by the true Church of God (COG) over the past several years and decades? Do Germany and China hope to take advantage of trade frictions involving the Trump Administration and the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement?
Europeans and others have major concerns about President Donald Trump. Will the 'Great Tribulation' (Matthew 24:21) start during the first term of Donald Trump's presidency? Various ones have claimed that US President Donald Trump is the "trump of God" (1 Thessalonians 4:16) and/or "the last trump" (1 Corinthians 15:51). What does the Bible really teach in those verses? Dr. Thiel explains why, instead of being the 'trump of God,' Donald Trump is apocalyptic, but why he also is NOT the final Antichrist.
Is the USA better and stronger in nearly all ways in 2017 than it was 8 years ago? Barack Obama made this claim. He pointed to economic factors, "marriage equality," Iran, and other items to attempt to bolster his claim? From a biblical and prophetic perspective is the USA better and stronger now than it was?
BBC reported about what it called an animal that would be half-human and half-pig. Is such a thing possible? Are chimeras for real? What about a "humanzee"? Are scientists really working on these type of creatures? Is this good? Can something truly be half human and half animal?
Why do people celebrate January 1st as New Year's? Is this a Christian practice? What is the month of January named after? Did the Church of Rome condemn this date as "observing the new time of the Devil"? When does the Bible show that God says the 'new year' begins?
The Japanese financial firm Nomura put out a list of 'ten grey swans' events to look out for in 2017. Indirectly based upon 'black swan' theory, these are events that Nomura believes could greatly impact financial markets in 2017--some of which are related to the election of Donald Trump. Dr. Thiel expounds on each of these ten and adds two additional ones.