Monthly Archives: December 2016

The Year the Wheels Came Off 

From terror attacks around the globe to massive political game changers like Brexit and the election of Donald Trump, 2016 proved to be a year filled with dramatic events. Though these events seem bad, they are ultimately leading to the greatest news event in history. On today’s show, Stephen Flurry looks back at the prophetically significant events of 2016 and points out what to expect in the coming year.


Is the European Family Breaking Apart?

In 1952, Herbert W. Armstrong wrote, based upon a prophecy in Revelation 17 and current events of the time: “The United States is determined, now, to let nothing stand in the way of building up a rearmed, independent Germany. This will be the heart and core of the united Europe that will revive the Roman Empire.”

Germany has been allowed to unite. And U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will probably open the door for a European core to unite politically and militarily around it.

In his Jan. 23, 1980, co-worker letter, Mr. Armstrong warned that the fear of Russia “will be the spark to bring the heads of nations in Europe together with the Vatican to form a ‘United Nations of Europe.’” He wrote on July 22, 1984, that a massive banking crisis in America “could suddenly result in triggering European nations to unite as a new world power larger than … the U.S.”

How is it that we are seeing a united Europe form exactly as it was foretold in various prophecies?

In “A Monumental Moment in European History!” Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry wrote:

But here’s the most astounding and inspiring part of Revelation 17: God put it in the minds of Europe’s leaders to do what they’re doing! Verse 17 reads, “For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.” The church leading the Holy Roman Empire is not God’s true Church. But God does ALLOW this church to gain control of this German-led European beast power. Expect the Catholic Church to become more vocal and for this church-state axis to become more evident.

Contrary to what many EU skeptics say, we are living in a time when we have never been closer to the formation of a United States of Europe! The crises are perfectly laid out for Europe to become a superpower like the world has never seen. A United States of Europe is about to emerge, but it will not be like the one Churchill imagined.

The Bible foretells of 10 European nations that will unite with the backing of the Catholic Church to form a financial superpower more powerful than the U.S., a military union that will be able to stand in the face of Russia and solve the refugee crisis and terrorism in the Middle East. This Union will rule the world—until it is crushed at the return of Jesus Christ. 

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Week in Review: U.S. Ambushes Israel in UN, Xi’s Power Grab, Iran Presses Advantage, and Much More 

• Barack Obama is making use of his last days in the American presidency—last week he struck a serious blow to Israel by allowing a strongly anti-Israel resolution to pass at the United Nations.

• Newly released secret documents show just how concerned UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was about Germany’s unification. Time has really proven those concerns justified.

• China’s President Xi Jinping is taking more and more power to himself, contrary to laws meant to prevent that from happening.

• We’ll also talk about America sanctioning Russia over allegations of cyberattacks—what the battle for the Iraqi city of Mosul says about Iran—how the Catholic Church response to the migrant crisis may be growing more strict—Japan’s prime minister visiting Pearl Harbor—and how America’s Big City mayors are uniting against Donald Trump.

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How to Make America Great Again 

“Make America Great Again” has been the most famous slogan of 2016. But in order to understand how to make America great again, we need to know how America was made great in the first place. In today’s program, Trumpet staff writer Richard Palmer examines the cause of America’s rise to superpower status.

Barack Obama’s Fitting Finish and the Remilitarization of Germany 

Throughout his presidency, Barack Obama has abandoned allies, embraced enemies, and reacted coolly to earthshaking catastrophes. Bret Stephens wrote, “Strategic half measures, underhanded tactics and moralizing gestures have been the president’s style from the beginning.” On today’s show, Stephen Flurry discusses Mr. Obama’s legacy and how it will impact the future of the United States.

Trumpet Hour: 2016 in Review 

• Today is our year in review, looking back over a wild 2016.

• We’ll talk about how America’s decline has created an opening for other powers to rise.

• We’ll discuss the implementation of the Iranian nuclear deal in January—how much that has changed the Middle East and the rest of the world.

• We’ll talk about how America’s allies in Asia peeled away in 2016 and began aligning themselves with China.

• We’ll talk about Brexit—Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, and how that jump-started several important aspects of unification on the Continent.

• We’ll talk about America’s election of Donald Trump, and how this is already accelerating a lot of important trends around the world.

• We’ve packed a whole lot more into this lively hour-long discussion.

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Was President Obama Behind the Anti-Settlement Resolution at the United Nations? 

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told United States Secretary of State John Kerry that “friends don’t take friends to the Security Council.” And yet, that’s exactly what the U.S. did to Israel last Friday. On today’s program, Trumpet Middle East correspondent Brent Nagtegaal discusses the response from Israel and the stunning revelation that the Obama administration was actually behind the resolution itself.