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March—April 2010

Now that the Lisbon Treaty has gained final approval by all 27 EU member nations, 2010 promises to be a significant year for the European Union. Ever since the fall of the Roman Empire in the fifth century, Europeans have dreamed of uniting their continent. Is this long dream about to be fulfilled? Are we seeing the birth of a new superpower foretold in Bible prophecy?

Europe: A New Superpower on the Rise

Now that the Lisbon Treaty has gained final approval by all 27 EU member nations, 2010 promises to be a significant year for the European Union. Ever since the fall of the Roman Empire in the fifth century, Europeans have dreamed of uniting their continent. Is this long dream about to be fulfilled? Are we seeing the birth of a new superpower foretold in Bible prophecy?

Why Is Europe So Important?

From its inception The Good News has continually covered the European scene. Today this coverage is more important than ever because crucial developments in Europe are central to the fulfillment of Bible prophecy.

Staying on the Cutting Edge

An editorial message from Clyde Kilough.

Europe's Amazing Rise: Foretold in Bible Prophecy

Where is the ever-closer, ever-more-powerful union of Europe heading? Do history and Bible prophecy help us understand where these trends are leading?

Shocked by the Bible

A Good News interview with Shocked by the Bible author Joe Kovacs.

Shocked by the Bible, Changed by the Truth

The Bible holds many shocking truths that few people have ever known or recognized. Fewer still are those who go beyond the shock of the Bible and allow themselves to be changed by the truth. Will you be one of them?

Jesus Christ: Victim of Stolen Identity!

Most people understand that Jesus died for our sins, and the details of His illegal crucifixion are well known. But few know that after Jesus' death His identity was stolen! Many well-intentioned believers have fallen for the deception. Could you also be duped?

Who Is Responsible for the Deception?

While it's clear that the scribes and Pharisees of the first century were Jesus' enemies and that false teachers soon began altering His message, the real author of the campaign to destroy Jesus is a spirit being the Bible calls Satan.

Easter or Passover: Which Is Christian?

Many believe that God's endorsement of Passover ended with Christ's death—and that He has since replaced it with the observance of Easter as a celebration of Christ's resurrection. But is that so?

Does Haiti Have a Future?

A massive amount of aid has poured into the Caribbean nation of Haiti in the aftermath of a devastating 7.0 earthquake. History has neglected this poor nation. Beyond this present tragedy, what is the best way forward for Haiti?

World News and Trends: The murky depths of the U.S.-U.K. debt crisis

Notice these sobering words from The Wall Street Journal: "Never in the World Economic Forum's 40-year history have business and political leaders gathered in Davos [Switzerland] with so many pressing issues to discuss" ("A World of Troubles," Feb. 3, 2010, emphasis added throughout).

World News and Trends: Global declines in freedom

The world became less free in 2009, according to Freedom House, an independent watchdog organization that monitors the status of human freedom around the world.

World News and Trends: Serious U.S.-China diplomatic conflicts

Not long after being appointed U.S. secretary of State, Hillary Clinton flew to China for her first important diplomatic encounter abroad. She emphasized mutual national interests, like trade and climate policy, just as President Barack Obama later did on his first presidential trip to China.

World News and Trends: The Turkish-Israel dilemma

Turkey and Israel have generally enjoyed mutually beneficial diplomatic relations ever since Israel became a new nation in 1948. Last year that relationship hit some rapids.

World News and Trends: Pope helps reverse proposed British legislation

Pope Benedict XVI recently spoke out against proposed legislation in Britain that could have forced religious organizations to hire homosexuals and restricted their freedom to speak out against behavior they consider sinful. He urged Catholic bishops to fight such government policies with "missionary zeal."

Insurmountable Challenges Plague the Middle East Today

While the Arab-Jewish conflict remains the greatest threat to peace in the Middle East, other grave conflicts that torment this region have their origins in ancient history.

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