Current Events

Vol 4:9 (Sept 1958)

Current Events

Kerala State, India: Recently, there has been some political disturbance here. The Communists are now in power in this State, and it does seem as though they will not be ousted easily. They are diabolically shrewd. They openly speak of this State as the Yennan of India; Yennan being the first part of China to become Communist. Just what the future holds one cannot say, but with the middle east almost at boiling point and Russia taking such an interest in it, and the Mohammedan world, the sons of Esau, becoming more and more a power to reckon with, the time of the end would appear as not very far off. The eagles will gather there for the carcass, the oil, before very long. In the meantime, we may see much by way of economic development in that area, and maybe new cities being built or old ones being reconstructed. From the prophetic view, it is interesting.

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Toronto, Ontario: Children are now allowed to attend horse racing in this Province, announced the managing director of the Ontario Jockey Club. They must be accompanied by a parent; moreover, they are prohibited from the betting area. The Greater New York Racing Association, which this year decided to allow children at its horse parks, yesterday amended its ruling by banning children under 16. “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it,” wrote Solomon long ago. This proverb is as true in the one direction as in the other; train a child in crime when the mind is impressionable, and it is difficult, even in later life, to reform him. Train him in any vice, be it gambling, drinking, or any other, and it is difficult for him to break off these shackles. How fundamental the exhortation Paul gave to the Ephesians, “Fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.”

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Washington, D.C.: The Pentagon-sponsored study of the problem of surrender by any nation in a nuclear war stirred a tempest that reverberated through a wild Senate session. The uproar led to a strong move in the Senate to bar funds for any research or planning on “When and how, or in what circumstances the government of the United States should surrender this country and its people to any foreign power.”

We are more than thankful for such determination, and it is sincerely hoped that there never will come a time when the Free Nations of the World will surrender, even under atomic pressure to pride and ambition of an adverse form of government. The day will come in the purposes of God when the entire world will surrender; yea, the entire Universe. “Wherefore God also hath exalted Him, and given Him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”

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Beirut, Lebanon: A new president has been peacefully elected. That General Chehab, a somewhat retiring soft-spoken soldier, heads this torn nation is considered by many as the greatest thing that could ever have happened to Lebanon. One U.N. observer calls the peace that reigns (loosely speaking) over the country as a one man peace. How grand it will be when the One Man, the Man Christ Jesus, gives peace to the whole world. “Of the increase of His government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon His kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even forever.”