RUMORS OF WORLD WAR Chris discusses Matthew chapter twenty-four in light of a series of news articles on the subject of World War III. For the past year, stories have emerged in which the near possibility of a third world war is discussed -- seriously. The potentially explosive circumstances often involve the United States, the U.K., China, Russia and Islam. In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus foretold of "rumors of wars" and how nation should rise against nation. While wars have been fought for centuries, what particular events have occurred in modern times that are unique in terms of what is foretold in Bible prophecy?