This Week In The News

Current Events

by Norbert Link

We report on the earthquake striking New York City and the solar eclipse, prompting some to come up with outlandish theories. Please view our new program, ‘Solar Eclipse and the Coming of Christ—Comments on News and Prophecy, April 6, 2024.”  

We continue with Germany’s move towards becoming a military power; and the question as to whether “Germans have lost their minds.” Please view our new StandingWatch program in this regard, titled, “The Germans Have Lost Their Minds!”

We address the unconstitutionality of gag orders in the USA; the blatant misconduct of Ecuador towards Mexico and the ensuing reactions of many South American countries; Slovakia’s move towards supporting Russia; and the willingness of many countries to suspend sending weapons to Israel. Please view our new StandingWatch program, titled, “America’s Betrayal of Israel!” We also address possible future developments pertaining to Israel and the Middle East.

We point out Britain’s unpreparedness for war and what a nuclear attack would do to London; and conclude with a decision of the European Court of Human Rights on climate change or global warming; Ghana’s fight against homosexuality; the Pope’s rejection of the “gender theory”; Scotland’s “Pandora’s Box”; and Trump’s changed position on abortion.

Throughout this section, we have underlined pertinent statements in the quoted articles, for the convenience and quick overview of the reader.

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Faith Is the Key

Over fifty years ago, I read a book entitled “Fear is the Key,” written by Scotsman Alister Maclean. The end of the book explained how, when a murderer could only see death ahead of him, he was willing to admit to his crime to a relative of the victim. The relative had used fear as the key to obtaining the confession. Of course, this situation was staged in an undersea vehicle with no apparent means of escape for this very purpose and was successful. After that time, I forgot about this book until recently.

Over about the last four years, fear has been the key used to influence the actions of much of the world. In fact, a new expression has been invented, that being “fear porn”. So, what is “fear porn”? It does not appear in the Oxford English dictionary or the Merriam-Webster dictionary, but the Collins dictionary defines it as, “Media content that deliberately and enticingly plays on people’s fears about disaster, disease and death. Currently used in relation to some Covid reporting.”

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Are Christians required to observe the Passover?

While most people who participate in various branches of Christianity do not keep the Passover, the Bible very clearly mandates its continued observance!

The Passover is viewed as a “Jewish holiday” and relegated to Old Testament practices by many religious leaders and by the public at large. Certainly, by contrast, Judaism has maintained, to a degree, the observance of all biblical Holy Days, including the Sabbath Day.

However, the Church of God, which follows both the Old Testament and the earliest New Testament teachings, also continues to keep the Passover as commanded by God and in following the example of Jesus Christ, Who brought the true meaning of Passover to light.

Today, the Passover is mistakenly referred to as “the Last Supper,” and false practices such as “the sacrament of the Eucharist” are broadly embraced by both Catholics, Protestants, and others. For example, from, in its article about “Eucharist,” Roman Catholicism’s view is presented:

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