Weekly News Summary 1 March 2018


The European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom (UK) are having difficulties in negotiating Britain’s exit from the EU (see Talks seem to suggest a relatively ‘hard’ Brexit). The EU has laid out a position that the UK says is unacceptable as it interferes with its sovereignty (see EU is Brexit ready, UK is not). Expect that the EU will remain upset with the UK, well after Brexit.

Speaking of the UK, the UK reportedly has the highest rate of obesity of any European nation (see UK millennials obese and USA obesity continuing with children). Obesity also continues to be a problem in the USA and elsewhere. This is not good for society (cf. Deuteronomy 32:15-16; (Proverbs 23:21).

We continue to see anti-biblical bias by ‘social media’ companies. Facebook took issues with someone quoting Leviticus 18:22 in the Portuguese language (see Facebook says verse from the Bible does not meet ‘community standards’). The government of Canada actually fined a couple of people for publishing it in an advertisement years ago. The verse states:

22 You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination. (Leviticus 18:22)

Those who promote sexual immorality do not like their actions condemned as sinful. A famine of the word is coming (cf. Amos 8:11-12).

Over in Asia, China’s President Xi Jinping is apparently hoping to remain in office indefinitely (see China’s Xi Jinping to stay in office indefinitely? Could he be one of the ‘kings of the east’?). Jay Chiang mentioned to me that he wondered if Xi Jinping could be one of the “kings of the east” of Revelation 16:12. I do think that is a possibility.

In archeological news, we keep hearing of more discoveries that verify information in the Bible. Most recently information about the existence of the prophet Isaiah (see Tensions remain, but a 2,700 year-old papyrus confirms Israeli ties to Jerusalem) and the connection of Israel to Jerusalem (see Archaeological evidence about Isaiah reported, but what about his message?). These confirmations are fine and can be helpful. I expect more such confirmations.

However, I also expect some real/claimed confirmations that even much of the world will consider significant. Such ‘confirmations’ may help turn the irreligious in Europe to support the Beast and the False Prophet.


Radio News Reporter: John Hickey.

News sound effect: Recorded by Maximilien.