INSIDE THIS WEEK’S EDITION: Famine in South Sudan; Earthquake hits near Vancouver Island; ISIS warns Egyptian Christians to brace for more attacks; South Sudanese Army accused of mass rape and murder; Trump Administration rescinds transgender bathroom directive; The Christianity of the Holy Bible; There is only one true God.
“…wars and rumours of wars… for all these things must come to pass. Nation against nation, kingdom against kingdom… famines and pestilences and earthquakes in unusual places…” Matt. 24:6-7
Week of February 26 – March 4, 2017
UN declares famine in South Sudan
The United Nations has declared a famine in parts of South Sudan, the first such famine declaration since 2011.
The famine has left 100,000 people near starvation and almost 5 million people, more than 40% of the country’s population, are in need of urgent help. There is another million people on the brink of famine, according to the U.N. South Sudan is a fairly new country having gained its independence in 2011.
The famine has been blamed on a civil war that has been waging for several years, a refugee crisis, and an economy on the verge of collapse. The war has left untold damage on farming and people are desperate to find food.
There’s a warning from the UN World Food Programme and nongovernmental organizations that more than a million children are suffering from acute malnutrition.
The United Nations warned last week 1.5-million people had left South Sudan for Uganda to escape the fighting behind. This has created one of Africa’s biggest refugee crises.
Earthquake hits near Vancouver Island
An earthquake of 5.1 magnitude was recorded below the Pacific Ocean off the west coast of northern Vancouver Island at 7:49 a.m. PT according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
No tsunami warning has been issued.
The earthquake took place at a depth of 10 kilometres. No shaking has been reported.
According to CBC seismologist Johanna Wagstaffe the source of the quake was the oceanic plate of the Juan de Fuca subduction zone where earthquakes are common.
ISIS warns of more attacks on Egyptian Christians
According to The Islamic State terrorist group, more attacks are coming on Egyptian Christians.
In a video released recently, they warned Christians in Egypt to brace for more attacks saying it is “only the beginning.”
The group claimed responsibility for Last December’s bombing of a Coptic Christian Church, which left 28-people dead and 50 injured, one of the worst attacks on Christians in Egyptian history. Last week, an Egyptian Christian school teacher was gunned down on his way to work by ISIS militants.
Present Conflict With Islam Will Determine Christian Fate in End of Days, Says Rabbi
Breaking Israel News
In a startling lecture, a noted rabbi labelled the anti-Israel movement prevalent in global politics today as the first stage in a two-part End of Days prophecy, noting that this stage, a Christian-Muslim alliance, is ending as America’s new president severs ties with the Islamic world. Another rabbi agrees, suggesting the absurdity that has come out of the anti-Israel UN is only an indication that the next stage, a Muslim-Christian conflict, will be even stranger.
Rabbi Zamir Cohen, a noted scholar and head of the Beitar Illit Yeshiva, stated that in the End of Days, Christianity and Islam will separate into two distinct groups working in unison against the Jewish People as part of a pre-Messianic two-stage political process
“They will come together against Israel,” said Rabbi Zamir Cohen, a noted scholar and head of the Beitar Illit Yeshiva, in a recent lecture. He went on to describe a second stage of the process in which the alliance was broken and the Christians began helping the Jews. “When they come against us, there will break out a conflict between them, and then they will strike at each other.”
Read more at https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/83922/united-nations-identified-as-battleground-for-final-battle-of-messiah/#Ses2rMOOPevzGPdW.99
Trump reverses transgender bathroom directive
U.S. President Donald Trump has rescinded the transgender bathroom directive for public schools, which was issued under former President Obama’s administration.
President Obama issued the directive to schools, based on their interpretation of Title IX which states, “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”
But the Trump administration sent it back to states to decide on their own.
In a letter sent to schools on Wednesday by the Justice and Education Departments said that while “All schools must ensure that all students, including LGBT students, are able to learn and thrive in a safe environment,” states should take the “primary role” in establishing appropriate policies, according to ABC News.