Thursday, December 31, 2015

"2016: Future Trends"

"In December 2016, the U.S. President-elect will receive Global Trends 2035, the sixth edition in the National Intelligence Council (NIC) series aimed at providing a framework for thinking about the future," says the NIC.

Good to know someone is planning ahead--but how can they "look" two decades into the future?

"We identify global "drivers" and estimate their impact," says the NIC. They use worldwide meetings with a range of experts who put their heads together and gaze into the future based on present trends and what they see as possible "global trajectories".

Trends examined include:
  • economics
  • security
  • geopolitics (among many others)
The experts from scores of countries and a variety of fields then put on their thinking caps and try to produce a comprehensive picture of the world in 2035 (with many "updates", of course).

Seem ambitious?

Not when compared to Bible prophecy.

From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible is woven with  predictions. In fact, more than 1/4 of the Bible is prophecy. Most of them (roughly 80%) have already been fulfilled with 100% accuracy. (Remember, God uses prophecy to authenticate the Bible. If the prophetic scriptures prove true, and history tells us they do, then we can also trust what the Bible teaches about Jesus & the way of salvation.)

The remaining 20% of unfulfilled prophecy will probably be fulfilled in our lifetime as every major player and global trend continues to fall into place--exactly as the Bible predicts. So, if you want to know what the future holds, study the Bible. 

The NIC could save a lot of time and effort by simply handing the U.S. President-elect a copy of the Bible. At least they'd be sure of its accuracy.

A wise man once said: "When the number of factors coming into play in a phenomenological complex is too large, scientific method in most cases fails. One need only think of the weather, in which case the prediction even a few days ahead is impossible." --Albert Einstein
"However, there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries..." Daniel 2:28
"I am God, and there is no one else like Me. Only I can tell you what is going to happen even before it happens." Isaiah 46:9-10

  • Fox News Channel: Russia warns people to stay home New Year's Eve due to terror threat.
  • Associated Press: Former Pentagon Chief Says Nuke Danger Is Growing; William J. Perry on a mission warning of nuclear terror attack in U.S.
  • Express: ISIS plotting "to slaughter thousands" in 2016 in bid to spark huge final battle with West; plan to "activate 100's of sleeper cells in dozens of countries." 

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