Weekly News Summary 8 December 2017

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Austria’s Constitutional Court ordered the legalization of homosexual marriage (see Austria’s Constitutional Court orders ‘legalization’ of homosexual marriage) on Tuesday. Today, the Australian parliament voted overwhelmingly to approve the same perversion. Australians have been celebrating this abominable decision. This will not end well (cf. Romans 1:18-32).

A new study came out in Germany that showed that the vast majority of Germans who responded are more skeptical of the USA led by Donald Trump than Russia, North Korea, or Turkey (see Germany fears Donald Trump policies more than North Korea, Russia, or Turkey). We are seeing the divide between the USA and Germany growing–and this will not end well for the USA (cf. Isaiah 10:5-12; Daniel 11:39).

Speaking of Donald Trump, he took a step yesterday to keep a campaign promise related to moving the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem (see Donald Trump announces plan to relocate US Israeli embassy to Jerusalem against torrent of world opinion). This move is not without controversy. Demonstrations and protests have occurred. Hamas has also now called for more violence. It is reported that the secretary-general of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, Saeb Erekat, said that Donald Trump had destroyed all hopes a peace deal in the region. Palestinian President Abbas has said that Donald Trump’s move essentially eliminates the USA as being a broker for a future peace deal. Palestinians have chanted that ‘America is the mother of terror’ (see Hamas calls for third intifada after US recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital’ ‘America is the mother of terror’). Despite various things that are being said, there will be a type of temporary peace deal coming to that part of the world (cf. Daniel 9:27). Donald Trump’s announcements appear to be pushing the Palestinians to look away from the USA, but towards Europe to broker a future peace deal–that will happen according to biblical prophecy. But we will see more violence before that happens.

An Islamic plot to assassinate British Prime Minister Theresa May was reportedly thwarted. In other UK-related news, it was reported that after pressure from governments like the UK, Google announced that it will be hiring 10,000 people to censor YouTube (see UK’s Theresa May survives Islamic assassination plot; Google/YouTube to hire 10,000 censors after UK pressure). While the claim is the need to remove “extremist content,” Google/YouTube’s definition seems to also cover content that holds to certain biblical teachings. As I have written before, a ‘famine of the word’ (cf. Amos 8:11-12) is coming and private internet companies look to be involved in that.

Not only is there more and more electronic surveillance and censorship, it was reported that the US government is actually working on developing plants that can commit espionage (see Loss of privacy, and now government wants plants to spy). Human governments are moving towards totalitarian control (cf. Revelation 13:16-18).

Some hope cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin will provide privacy, but do not count on that.

That being said, many want to dethrone the US dollar as the world’s primary trading and reserve currency. Venezuela proposed a cryptocurrency, tentatively called the Petro, as a step in that direction (see Bitcoin hits new high, Venezuela planning ‘petro’ cryptocurrency). Russia, China, and other Gentile powers are trying to come up with a way to use gold and/or cyber-technologies to bypass the US dollar (see Russia, China and BRICS: A New Gold Trading Network). Russia will one day cooperate more with the Europeans (see Frank Engel: Existence of EU-Armenia deal shows EU and Eurasian Union are not enemies). The US dollar will one day be worthless and replaced by something that that Europeans can monitor (Revelation 13:16-18).

Radio News Reporter: John Hickey.

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