#138: How Geography Foreordained That Britain Would Become the Greatest Empire Ever
Today's Trumpet Daily is a story about how a small, isolated, lonely, wind-swept, cluster of north Atlantic islands became the biggest empire in world history—and did so in what some historians call a fit of absent-mindedness.
But was it really an accident? Or was there an unseen hand, a powerful unrecognized force, working behind the scenes to ensure that this tiny nation became an unrivaled superpower?
How is it possible that the tiny nation of Britain became the most fantastic empire in history? And what is the most important lesson for the United States?
#137: Is It Time to Trash the Constitution?
If you are looking for an uncanny political document, the United States Constitution is it. It is the oldest national constitution still in force. It has been used as a model for more than 150 other national constitutions. And it’s only about as long as a simple term paper.
Many Americans, and even other nationals, favor upholding the foundational law of the republic. Its supporters say the Constitution is the reason the United States is exceptional, and why it became the greatest nation in history. But that’s only one side of the coin.
On today’s show, substitute host Philip Nice asks: What did the Constitution get right—and what did it get wrong?
#136: Is Alzheimer’s Disease Fueled by Society’s Lack of Respect for the Elderly?
The Alzheimer’s pandemic has long been a dark riddle. But a new study says the main cause of the disease may be societies’ absence of respect for elderly people. It basically says that individuals who are conditioned by society to believe that they will lose their mental acuity and health when they grow old most likely will. But the Bible makes clear that viewing aging and the aged negatively is totally contrary to God’s law. The young should honor the aged, and older people should reject society’s negativity about aging and instead wear the gray hair, which the Bible calls the “crown of glory,” proudly! The biblical example of Caleb shows that aging does not have to by synonymous with decline. At age 85, he said he was “still just as strong” as he had been at age 40.
#135: Lessons From Churchill’s Iron Curtain Speech
Immediately following World War Two, Winston Churchill was voted out of office by the British people. He then entered into one of his renown periods of the “black dog,” especially as he couldn’t lead the nation through to counter what he saw massive threat to the western world, the rise of the Soviet Russia. However, he soon recovered his energy when encouraged by US President Harry Truman to visit the United States for an important speaking engagement. His speech was entitled “The Sinews of Peace” yet is more famously known today as the “Iron Curtain” speech. Listen in today as Trumpet writer Brent Nagtegaal discusses the background to the 1946 speech and the lessons it furnishes for today.
#134: America’s Geography Reveals God and Doomed America to Prosperity
America’s geography is absolutely unrivaled and unique in the world. Its super fertile soils, mid-latitude climate, fantastic river systems and natural harbors have condemned America to be capital rich. These economic blessings are the result of God using geography to fulfill promises made to the ancient patriarch Abraham and his descendants. By studying geography we should be able to see God’s hand in world events and fulfilled prophecy. On today’s show, Robert Morley discusses one of the pivotal prophecies explained in Herbert W. Armstrong’s book “The United States and Britain in Prophecy” and explains how God used geography to make America Great.
#133: The Battle for Mystery of the Ages
This year in the United Kingdom, we had a goal to distribute over 2,000 copies of Herbert W. Armstrong’s flagship work, Mystery of the Ages. Why have we put so much emphasis on this book? In the late '90s and early 2000s, the Philadelphia Church of God fought tirelessly to earn the copyright to redistribute this book and many other works of Mr. Armstrong’s, after the Worldwide Church of God said it was their “Christian duty” to keep them out of print. On today’s show, Stephen Flurry gives first hand accounts of that grueling court struggle and explains why we fought so hard to keep Mystery of the Ages in print.
#132: Events of 2015 Bring Us One Step Closer to Christ’s Return; Mystery of the Ages Final Tally
The events of 2015 have made the world a more dangerous place. The world is drawing closer to all-out war, and many people are still complacent despite all of these alarming trends. On today’s show, Stephen Flurry looks back on the events of the year 2015 and explains the magnificent hope that lies just beyond all of these terrible stories. Also on today’s show, the latest on the Mystery of the Ages goal, and a look back at one year of work in the United Kingdom.
#131: Do You Realize How Vulnerable America Is to Cyberwarfare?
Experts believe foreign hackers could shut down America’s electric grid. The U.S. military is worried that the most expensive weapons system in history and the future of the U.S. Air Force could be brought crashing out of the sky by hackers. Counterfeited microchips—which could enable hackers to disable or subvert infected devices at the touch of a button—are spreading across the world. Anything with a computer chip, from pacemakers to patriot missile batteries, could be at risk. In today’s Trumpet Daily Radio Show, Trumpet writer Richard Palmer explains how this electronic vulnerability really is America’s Achilles heel.
#130: If It’s Not in the Bible, Then Why Is Christmas so Popular?
Where did Christmas come from? Why do people observe it? How and when did it originate? Does it really celebrate the birth of Christ? And what about the many popular traditions associated with Christmas—Santa Claus, the mistletoe, the Yule log, the Christmas tree? Where did these customs come from?
We were born into a world filled with all kinds of traditions and customs. And most people have grown up accepting these traditions without ever stopping to ask why?
The word “Christmas” is nowhere mentioned in the Bible. The original apostles, who were personally instructed by Christ, never celebrated this holiday. History proves that Christmas celebration, as it is observed today, was started in the fourth century a.d.—300 to 400 years after Christ!
What are the true origins of this day? Many people dismiss the need to understand this truth. Even many who do know the origins of Christmas continue to celebrate it because it is—as they say—a harmless tradition, or good time to spend with the family. But what does the Bible say about observing this day?
On today’s program, we ask why. And consider what the Bible says—or doesn’t say—about many of the traditions this world has come to accept without question.
#129: Your Part in Overcoming Sinful Habits
Are you struggling to overcome a bad habit? Are there sins in your life that seem to keep reoccurring and you can’t get a handle on them? Are you sure you’re doing your part to overcome those sinful habits? It can be easy to excuse sin, to let it linger, by looking at it as just an old habit. For many, the battle to eradicate sin seems too difficult, and they aren’t willing to face it, so they simply accept it as a fact of life. However, God expects us to be spiritual warriors and to go on the offensive against sin. On today’s show, Stephen Flurry gives practical steps to help you do your part in the battle against sin.