Current Events

Vol 5:3 (March 1959)

Current Events

CYPRUS: This island of biblical importance is to become an independent Cypriot republic. From end to end of this strategic area, Barnabas and Saul spread the gospel of grace (One of their converts at that time was the Proconsul Sergius Paulus.), and from it invaded the province of Galatia.

In more recent years, as a British Colony, because of its mixed population, it has become one of the trouble centres of the Near East. For four years there have been bombings, murders, and repression, resulting in 508 violent deaths.

It is hoped that a measure of peace and tranquility may result from the agreements among Greece, Turkey, and Great Britain.

Cyprus appears as a miniature of the world. Amidst strife, confusion, and intrigue there is a longing for peace and order. The cry of the heart will be realized only when the Lord Jesus returns: “He shall speak peace unto the heathen (nations): and His dominion shall be from sea even to sea, and from the river even to the ends of the earth” (Zech. 9: 10).

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MALTON, ONTARIO: “Avroe,” the developer of the Arrow pursuit plane, has closed down its department responsible for remarkable success in areonautics. 14,000 workmen were thrown out of employment within a few hours through the decision of Canada’s Prime Minister to discontinue government contracts.

Over 30,000 persons, the population of a medium sized city, are affected by this unexpected move.

While politicians differ and scientists and technicians discuss the virtues of the “Arrow” against those of the controlled missile, many, who apparently enjoyed a feeling of monetary security are now faced with no income, no assurance.

What a lesson to all not to trust in the uncertainty of temporal things!

To all who know the Lord in this circumstance or in any similar circumstance the Word of God affords much comfort, “For I am the Lord, I change not” (Mal. 3:5-6).

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The secret of getting great things from God lies in the patient perseverance which holds on for the last half hour.