2009 was truly a year when we saw the pace of the fulfillment of Bible prophecy really begin to pick up speed and accelerate. The creation of a Palestinian state almost seems like a foregone conclusion now, and yet the next major war in the Middle East seems closer than ever. Iran has continued to relentlessly pursue the development of a nuclear program even as Israel and the United States continue to insist that they will never allow Iran to have nuclear weapons. Preparations for the rebuilding of the Jewish Temple have intensified and the developing world government continued to emerge this past year. Not only that, but the decline of Biblical Christianity in both Europe and the United States rolls on with no apparent end in sight. So what does all of this mean for 2010? It means that we had all better buckle up, because things are going to get very interesting very quickly.
But for today we thought that we would take a look back at some of the most important news stories from this past year. The following are the 18 most significant stories posted on The Last Days during 2009....
Biblical scholars have long sought an answer to the question: What does the Bible say about America in prophecy?