"A" - Subject Index

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Aachen
  1. The Making of Emperor and Empire (l) - The fact that Charlemagne continued to make Aachen, not Rome, his capital, underlined the passage of political power from the Mediterranean to northern Europe, from the Latin peoples to the Teutons. Above all, the coronation established the Holy Roman Empire.
Abbas, Mahmoud
  1. Abbas and Sharon: Showdown Over Jerusalem (l) - How to resolve the opposing claims over the world's most controversial city, Jerusalem, was to be part of the international efforts to bring peace to the Middle East this year. The Sharon administration yanked it out of the end of the "Roadmap for Peace" and is making it an issue now. Barely established in office, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has to get help from the Bush administration, or else Abbas' ability to lead - and his ability to make peace - will end before it begins.
Abdel-Rahman, Omar
  1. A Closer Look at the Muslim Brotherhood (l) - It's important to pay attention to the organization that has made the most significant gains through the Arab uprisings -- al-Ikhwan al-Muslimun, the Muslim Brotherhood, the godfather of all Islamic supremacist groups. With representative political parties and social organizations throughout Muslim nations, and numerous outreach arms in Western countries, it is perceived by many in the West as a moderate, peaceable association.
Abdullah
  1. World News Review July 2004 (l) - Summary of world news - July 2004.
  2. One Mile Away From Terror (l) - It is one thing to read about a terrorist bombing thousands of miles away from our comfortable homes. It is altogether different to be in the same city when a bomb blast goes off, killing dozens. It changes your perspective.
Abecedary
  1. God, Science and the Bible (1/06) (l) - News from the world of science about God and the Bible. Jan/Feb 2006
Abilities
  1. What is in Your Hand? (l) - What abilities has God given you for Him to work for good in your life?
Abner
  1. The Battle at the Pool of Gibeon (l) - In 1956 another remarkable discovery was made that provides additional evidence of the authenticity of the biblical accounts of David's days.
Abolish the law
  1. Does the New Covenant Abolish the Commandments? (l) - The Bible tells us that Christ came as the Mediator of a better covenant. The popular belief that the New Covenant abolishes God's law reflects a misunderstanding of both covenants.
Abolished
  1. Peace and Unity in Christ (l) - All man-made barriers must be "broken down" before mankind can enjoy the peace and unity for which Christ died.
Abolitionist
  1. Freedom: The Unfinished Struggle (l) - A decades-long struggle bought freedom for slaves in America. But the struggle from slavery is not over.
Abomination of desolation
  1. Syria in the Crosshairs (l) - World opinion is that Syria appears to have gone one step too far in its deadly game of sponsoring terrorism. The assassination of Rafiq Hariri will have far-reaching consequences for Syria, as well as for the entire Middle East.
  2. What Is the "Abomination of Desolation"? (l) - We can learn a great deal about this end-time prophecy of "the abomination of desolation" from the original one Daniel foretold.
  3. The coming "Abomination of Desolation" (l) - The False Prophet who exemplifies the spirit of antichrist in the last days will usher in a time of great trouble.
  4. Just What Is the Abomination of Desolation? (l) - In one of the Bible's best known prophecies, Jesus spoke of a coming "abomination of desolation." What did He mean? Has that prophecy come to pass?
  5. Abomination of Desolation (l) - "Therefore when you see the 'abomination of desolation,' spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (whoever reads, let him understand)."
  6. Just What Is the Abomination of Desolation (l) - In Jesus Christ's best known prophecy, he spoke of a coming "abomination of desolation,"in Jerusalem. What does this mean? In this prophecy, the past helps up understand the future.
Abominations
  1. The End of 'This Present Evil Age' (l) - Describes the very last days of this present-day world, before Christ descends and puts an end to this present society.
Abortion
  1. The U.S. Supreme Court: Presidential Decisions Impact National Morality (l) - The president's appointments to the Supreme Court may prove more important in the long run than trying to root out and find terrorists.
  2. World News and Trends - Jan/Feb 2005 (l) - An Overview of Conditions Around the World, Jan/Feb 2005
  3. Let Justice Run (l) - Many feel the courts abandoned their role as neutral observers in the culture wars. Major Supreme Court decisions, along with many others made by federal courts, are determining the social behavior and framework of the nation.
  4. World News and Trends - Sep/Oct 2005 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Sept, 2005.
  5. (l) - The following questions and answers represent issues of interest to young people who want sound biblical advice. Oct/Dec 2005.
  6. The Abortion Controversy (l) - What are the facts about abortion? Is it really murder? What does the Bible say?
  7. Are Things Really Better Than We Think? (l) - How are we doing in the Western world? Clearly there is more than one viewpoint: Some scenarios are fairly rosy and others pretty gloomy. Which is the closest to the truth? Moreover, are people overlooking the most important judgment factor?
  8. Pope Benedict XVI Puts His Church "on Edge" (l) - In the last two years, Pope Benedict's clear positions on controversial issues appear to have given the Roman Catholic Church an "edgy" new decisiveness.
  9. Feminism's Fatal Flaw (l) - The feminist minority: Why do women reject a movement that claims to advance their rights?
  10. That They May Have Life! (l) - If you are not rooted in a value system based on the sanctity of life, I can appreciate how you might consider aborting a child. But wait a minute!
  11. Can a Woman Forget? (l) - The psychological community does not recognize post-abortion syndrome (PAS). But it is real and does seriously affect many women -- and men. What is it? Can someone heal from this traumatic experience? How? How can others help?
  12. News and Trends That Affect Your Life (l) - Selected news stories from December 2009
  13. Is Life a God-Given Right? (l) - Is the physical life of every human being a precious and sacred thing to God? If so, how can we explain some apparent biblical contradictions? And how precious to you are your life and the life of everyone else? (This is the second article in a series on the God-given rights of "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.")
  14. Where Were You on That September Day? (l) - As we look back a decade later, where were you when the United States suffered the biggest terrorist attack in its history? Where was the nation"and where are we today?
  15. American Religious Freedoms Undermined (l) - We reside in a culture of contraception.
  16. The Abortion Debate: What Does God Say? (l) - Every year a staggering 44 million abortions are carried out around the world. Each day about 120,000 lives -- enough to populate a medium-sized city -- are terminated by abortion, a practice legal in most countries. But how does God view the taking of the lives of millions of the unborn -- or even one, for that matter?
  17. Child Sacrifice: We're Not So Different Today (l) - Of all ancient practices of pagan religion, the most hideous were those that involved child sacrifice.
  18. A Gift and a Curse (l) - What does it say about a society when, on the grounds of protecting citizens' health, a city bans the sale of large sweetened drinks, but it allows, and even pays for, abortion-inducing drugs for its schoolchildren?
  19. A Lesson About Life From Mary (l) - We can learn a significant lesson about human life (and its implications for abortion) by examining the most unique pregnancy in all of history -- the birth of Christ to a young woman named Mary. Some of the main elements we see in today's debate about abortion are found here.
  20. Abortion Counselor Films Her Own Abortion (l) - In May, a New Jersey abortion clinic counselor, Emily Letts, filmed her own abortion and shared it on the Internet. The video gained immediate attention from news outlets.
  21. What Is Armageddon? (l) - Most people believe Armageddon is about the end of the world. But what does the Bible actually reveal? Learn the real truth!
  22. Hobby Lobby Decision Shows Current Conflicts (l) - The American company Hobby Lobby won a Supreme Court decision concerning mandated medical coverage that was included in the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.
  23. Richard Dawkins: It's Immoral not to Abort Down Syndrome Baby (l) - "Abort it and try again. It would be immoral to bring it into the world if you have the choice," were the words of noted evolutionist and atheist Richard Dawkins on Aug. 20, 2014, in response to a woman carrying a baby suspected to have Down syndrome (Twitter feed posted at The Independent, Sept. 26, 2014)
  24. Silencing God's Children (l) - A major part of the war against God and godly values is the scourge of abortion -- the murder of the most helpless.
  25. Abortion and Planned Parenthood (l) - America's abortion debate is a window on one of the country's deepest spiritual crises. When we see injustice, brutality and sin on this scale, we rightly get angry at the evil. How can we ensure we're experiencing godly, righteous anger instead of destructive, carnal anger?
  26. Turning Points (l) - Our hope is that all nations might experience some kind of positive turning point and not experience the continuing, escalating problems we have brought on ourselves due to turning from God.
  27. Two Marches Underscore America's Culture War over Abortion (l) - Over the course of a week, two significant marches hit the streets of Washington, D.C. -- the Women's March on Jan. 21 and the annual March for Life on Jan. 27. Each march attracted hundreds of thousands of demonstrators, and each attempted to promote public awareness of their cause as each claimed social justice as its main goal.
  28. Is Abortion the Answer to Unwanted Pregnancy? (l) - Many countries around the world permit abortion. Yet there is also much dissent over this supposedly enlightened practice.
  29. Thinking of Getting an Abortion? Don't Do It! (l) - If you're faced with an unwanted pregnancy, please read at least the beginning of this article.
  30. Current Events & Trends (l) - An overview of events and conditions around the world featured in the March/April 2019 issue of Beyond Today.
  31. To Kill a People (l) - Recent actions by state legislators to allow the murder of full-term children forces every one of us to consider how far we have come in the culture war and where it is taking the nation.
  32. Current Events & Trends July/August 2019 (l) - An overview of events and conditions around the world featured in the July/August 2019 issue of Beyond Today.
  33. The Media's Alternative Gospel (l) - The major media news organizations and outlets, says jounalist William Proctor, have their own lists of rights and wrongs that they support or condem through their editorials and reporting.
  34. America's Child Sacrifice (l) - Child sacrifice is horrifying to even contemplate. Yet it remains with us in the form of abortion, practiced millions of times a year.
  35. (l) - Questions and answers on issues of interest to young people who want sound biblical advice.
  36. World News Review September/October 2000 (l) - World news - Sept 2000
  37. Can God Forgive Me? (l) - What do you do when life has turned upside down and you've gone completely the wrong way in life? Can God still forgive you?
  38. World News Review August 1999 (l) - World news - August 1999
  39. United States Morality - What Lies Ahead? (l) - Does morality matter? What are the long-term consequences to a people and a nation when its moral foundation crumbles?
  40. The Abortion Quagmire: Who Will Speak for the Children? (l) - Since the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision in 1973, the abortion issue in the United States has been a political hot potato polarized into two campes stamped pro-choice and pro-life.
  41. A Gory Harvest (l) - Technology has inspired and made possible a nightmarish controversy over the use of aborted embryonic and and fetal parts in medical research.
  42. The Abortion Debate - More Heated, More Divisive Than Ever (l) - Violence, anger and argument tear at the country's soul over the unresolved issues surrounding abortion. Can we refocus the debate on more fundamental determinants?
  43. Is God Pro-Life or Pro-Choice? (l) - Confusion and misunderstandings often occur over definitions of words and terms. What does pro-life mean? What does pro-choice mean?
Abraham
  1. Blessings of Abraham (Part 1 of 4) (l) - Abraham came from "Rrr" of the Chaldees -- this is how my grandson likes to say it, but there is much more to learn about Abraham than from where he came.
  2. Blessings of Abraham (Part 2 of 4) (l) - Today, the blessings that God promised to Abraham are being spiritually fulfilled in God's Church, which is made up of those who are called and chosen by God and live according to His revealed way.
  3. The Blessings of Abraham (Part 3 of 4) - Abraham's conflict between Isaac and Ishmael (l) - Abraham had many choices to make in his life; he also faced challenges that you and I would never want to face.
  4. Blessings of Abraham, Part 4 - Lessons of Abraham (l) - Abraham's example reverberates throughout the Bible and holds many lessons for us today.
  5. The Sons of Abraham (l) - The towering historical figures behind three religions -- Moses, Jesus Christ and Muhammad -- were all direct descendants of Abraham.
  6. God's Magnificent Series of Covenants (l) - Special covenants made with Noah, Abraham, Moses and David began to reveal important details of God's plan to produce for Himself an enduring holy people. The promised New Covenant is the capstone of that revelation process.
  7. Did Abraham Keep the Same Commandments God Gave to Moses? (l) - Most religious teachers say that God's commands given through Moses applied only to ancient Israel and are not for us today. But in drawing that conclusion, most of them overlook what God said about Abraham: "Abraham obeyed me and kept my requirements, my commands, my decrees and my laws".
  8. How God Shaped Israel's Future (l) - From Abraham God miraculously formed a nation to illustrate to every other nation the benefits that come from obeying Him and the tragedies that come from disobeying Him. Israel has been an example of both.
  9. How Jacob Became Abraham's Heir (l) - Isaac passed on the key covenant promises to Jacob: "May God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and numerous, that you may be a company of peoples. May he give to you the blessing of Abraham, to you and to your offspring with you, so that you may take possession of the land where you now live as an alien-land that God gave to Abraham" (Genesis 28:3-4, NRSV).
  10. What Is a Biblical Covenant? (l) - Covenants are simply binding agreements between two or more parties. God Himself designed the covenant He made with Abraham and his descendants. When God makes a covenant, He will always perform what He has bound Himself to do.
  11. A Mystery Solved: The Identity of Melchizedek (l) - Melchizedek is discribed as being "without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but made like the Son of God, [and one who] remains a priest continually."
  12. Examples of Living Faith (l) - When we learn how other people have succeeded, we are encouraged that we can triumph as well.
  13. The Beginning of God's Chosen People (l) - Through Abraham and his descendants, God would begin a temporary physical kingdom, the nation of Israel. It would be the forerunner of God's eternal spiritual Kingdom.
  14. God's Promises to Abraham (l) - God made many promises to Abraham. Great and far-reaching promises.
  15. Western Thinking About Middle East Misses Key Factor (l) - Say "Middle East" to people in other parts of the world, and they will think in terms of countries such as Jordan, Lebanon, Israel, Egypt, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, etc. Recent events have forced the average Westerner to become aware of the factor of religious sects within these countries. There is yet another factor about which we need to be aware in order to anticipate future events.
  16. Palestine/Israel -- Whose Land Is It, Really? Part 2 (l) - When the people who have divine right to Palestine receive the land from God, He will require them to be a model nation and a benefactor to all other nations. Nations will neither terrorize nor conquer each other any more.
  17. Abraham: God's Friend (l) - Christians are encouraged to walk in the steps of Abraham, the father of the faithful. God called Abraham His friend. In the same way, Christ calls us His friends.
Abraham and tithing
  1. How Is the Work of the Church Supported? (l) - Christ has commissioned His church to carry on the work He started. God's tithe funds that effort. As Christians, we are called to be coworkers with Christ.
Abraham in the New Testament
  1. Blessings of Abraham, Part 4 - Lessons of Abraham (l) - Abraham's example reverberates throughout the Bible and holds many lessons for us today.
Abraham's bosom
  1. The truth about the Rich Man and Lazarus (l) - The most common interpretation of Jesus' parable of Lazarus and the rich man is that we all have immortal souls that go to either heaven or hell immediately at death. But does this parable really say that?
Abraham's spiritual descendants
  1. God's Promises to Abraham (l) - God made many promises to Abraham. Great and far-reaching promises.
Abraham, covenant with
  1. How Jacob Became Abraham's Heir (l) - Isaac passed on the key covenant promises to Jacob: "May God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and numerous, that you may be a company of peoples. May he give to you the blessing of Abraham, to you and to your offspring with you, so that you may take possession of the land where you now live as an alien-land that God gave to Abraham" (Genesis 28:3-4, NRSV).
Abraham, descendants of
  1. The Future of Jerusalem (l) - Jerusalem, although holy to three major religions, is a city of seemingly endless strife with no equitable solutions. What does the future hold for this long-troubled city?
  2. The Sons of Abraham (l) - The towering historical figures behind three religions -- Moses, Jesus Christ and Muhammad -- were all direct descendants of Abraham.
  3. God's Commitment to Abraham and His Descendants (l) - The United States of America and the British Commonwealth of nations fit exacting criteria for the promises to Abraham's descendants. We embark on a study of historical evidence of the tribes of Israel from their beginning as a nation down to our day.
Abraham, promises to
  1. How God Shaped Israel's Future (l) - From Abraham God miraculously formed a nation to illustrate to every other nation the benefits that come from obeying Him and the tragedies that come from disobeying Him. Israel has been an example of both.
  2. How Jacob Became Abraham's Heir (l) - Isaac passed on the key covenant promises to Jacob: "May God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and numerous, that you may be a company of peoples. May he give to you the blessing of Abraham, to you and to your offspring with you, so that you may take possession of the land where you now live as an alien-land that God gave to Abraham" (Genesis 28:3-4, NRSV).
  3. Praying More Than Ever (l) - We need to pray for the strength and perseverance to endure the times that are coming upon this world. God has promised us protection, and we will receive that deliverance by remaining dedicated to Him and seeking first His Kingdom.
Abrahamic religion
  1. One Mile Away From Terror (l) - It is one thing to read about a terrorist bombing thousands of miles away from our comfortable homes. It is altogether different to be in the same city when a bomb blast goes off, killing dozens. It changes your perspective.
Absalom
  1. Parental Pain (l) - What does God show us about the love of a parent?
Absolute truth
  1. What Is Truth? (l) - Americans like to see themselves as free thinkers...independent and unencumbered by the philosophies of the Old World. It would appear that in the last few decades capitalism defeated communism, and the United States proved itself to be the world leader in economics and human rights. In reality, many Americans have been undergoing profound changes in religion, political views and concepts of morality that will affect this nation's future.
Absolutes
  1. Absolute Truth: A Matter of Opinion? (l) - As a college student, I found that my core beliefs were seriously challenged. How would you respond to the question of whether there is absolute truth or not?
  2. Absolutely No Absolutes! (l) - Are there absolutely no absolutes, or does our faith in God show us that there absolutely are?
Abstinence
  1. The Biblical Solution for Africa's Biggest Crisis (l) - At the recent International AIDS Conference held in Bangkok, Thailand, delegates repeatedly condemned abstinence programs. The African continent has been particularly devastated by AIDS. Interestingly, abstinence programs are the only ones that are really working there.
  2. Why Isn't Sex Safe? (l) - An estimated 45 million people in the United States are infected with genital herpes. The number is growing by a million new cases a year. This year one in four sexually active teens will contract a sexually transmitted disease. Young people are encouraged to practice "safe sex"--but is there such a thing?
  3. Sex and the Young Christian (l) - Sex sells in the popular culture, and many young Christians are buying. But outside the right context, sex brings consequences. What does the One who designed sex say on the matter?
  4. African AIDS Epidemic: Made Worse by Political Correctness (l) - Abstinence programs in Uganda and Ghana have proven successful in stemming the progression of this dreaded disease. So why do many in the United States oppose programs like this?
  5. Smart Youth Avoid Sex (l) - More and more young people in the United States and around the world are deciding to not have sex. Many have decided that abstinence is better. Why are so many making this decision in the face of all the pressures to have sex?
Abu Ghraib
  1. 'We Proceeded On' (l) - The phrase, "we proceeded on," sums up the attitude that allowed Lewis and Clark to endure hardship and hold together. The Kingdom of God looms before us. To reach that time of refreshing, in a walk worthy of Jesus Christ we, too, must "proceed on."
Abuse
  1. Look Beyond the Surface (l) - Sometimes what we see on the outside is meaningless. It just doesn't tell the whole story.
Abuse, spousal
  1. Love Run Amok (l) - How can you know in advance whether someone will become an abusive mate?
Abuser priests
  1. November/December 2018 (l) - An overview of events and conditions around the world featured in the November/December 2018 issue of Beyond Today.
Accents
  1. Excuse My Accent - Language Skills (l) - A study by the University of Manchester in England and Radboud University in the Netherlands found that people automatically try to mimic the accent of another person.
Acceptance
  1. Grace: How God Interacts With Us (l) - God's attitude and approach of loving care and concern-even correction for us is summed up in the term grace.
Accepting
  1. Judgement Free (l) - Do you sweat the difficult situations in life or do you promote an atmosphere of proper enablement towards self and others?
Accidental Christians
  1. Bearing Our Cross Like Christ (l) - Jesus tells us that to follow Him, we must take up our cross and walk in His steps. But what does that mean?
Accidents
  1. Broken Laws, Broken Dreams (l) - On a cold, wintry day in November of 1993, my daughter and I experienced one of the saddest days of our life together -- a day that will be etched in our minds forever.
Accomplishment
  1. A Key to a Happy Life (l) - The secret to a happy life isn't much of a secret at all -- it's been in the Bible for over 3,000 years!
  2. Are We Thriving or Just Coping? (l) - Each daily activity we undertake shapes and molds us in preparation for our part in the awesome future of all mankind.
Accusations
  1. "Would You Believe...?" (l) - Rumors have kept many from Jesus Christ and His Church. Sometimes you have to get past the rumors to get to the truth.
Act of kindness
  1. Surviving the Bullies: A Story of Answered Prayer (l) - God can sometimes answer the simplest of prayers in the most surprising of ways.
Active life
  1. Waiting for Marriage - What Do I Do Now? (l) - Do you feel stuck and lonely in the single life - worried that you'll never find a mate? A right perspective will help - along with taking action.
Activist judges
  1. Let Justice Run (l) - Many feel the courts abandoned their role as neutral observers in the culture wars. Major Supreme Court decisions, along with many others made by federal courts, are determining the social behavior and framework of the nation.
Acts, book of
  1. What Did the Early Church Believe and Practice? (l) - These are some of the major differences between the Christianity of the time of Christ and the apostles and that commonly practiced today. Look into your Bible to see if your beliefs and practices square with what Jesus Christ and the apostles practiced and taught.
  2. Acts Shows What the Early Church Believed and Practiced (l) - A common view today is that Jesus came to abolish the Old Testament laws. But what does the book of Acts reveal about what the early Church thought and did?
  3. Did Paul Tell the Romans One Thing and the Corinthians the Opposite? (l) - Did Paul write to the church members in Rome to tell them Sabbath-keeping was irrelevant, while simultaneously teaching Jews and gentiles alike "every Sabbath" in Corinth?
  4. Why is the Sabbath Commandment Not Repeated in the New Testament? (l) - Throughout the book of Acts -- written by Luke, a gentile -- the Sabbath and the annual Sabbaths described in Leviticus 23 are mentioned quite routinely. Whether to observe them simply wasn't a question.
  5. Following in the Footsteps of the Apostles (l) - Paul informs us of an important characteristic of the Church that Christ built. With Christ as its foundational cornerstone, the Church's foundation also rests on the teachings of the apostles and -- not to be overlooked -- the prophets of the Old Testament (Ephesians 2:19-20)
  6. Archaeology in Acts, Part 1 (l) - After decades of examining the details mentioned in the book of Acts, Sir William Ramsay concluded: "Luke is a historian of the first rank; not merely are his statements of fact trustworthy, he is possessed of the true historic sense... In short this author should be placed along with the very greatest of historians."
  7. Profiles of Faith - Luke: Paul's Beloved Friend and Companion (l) - Luke was faithful to Paul as a trusted and loyal friend, standing by him in good times and bad. We, too, can aspirer to this kind of faithfulness and loyalty.
  8. The 'Feasts of the Lord' in the Book of Acts (l) - We find not an inkling in the book of Acts -- a chronicle of the first 30 years of Church history -- that the feast days had been changed or abolished, or other days substituted in their place. Rather, they assumed a much greater meaning to the Christian community.
  9. The Bible & Archaeology - The Book of Acts: The Message Spreads (l) - Researchers have found much material that supports the biblical account of Paul's trips through the Mediterranean world.
  10. Can You Believe the Bible? (3/2002) (l) - When we objectively examine the evidence for the Bible's accuracy and veracity, the only conclusion we can reach is that the Bible is true.
  11. The Bible & Archaeology - The Book of Acts: The Church Begins (l) - After decades of examination, Sir William Ramsay concluded that the Book of Acts is trustworthy, with a true historic sense.
Adam
  1. (l) - Questions and answers representing issues of interest to young people who want sound biblical advice.
Adam and Eve
  1. Answers from Genesis - Part 3 (l) - Understanding how God made things in the beginning can help us understand things now.
  2. Surviving the Serpent - Part One (l) - Many people have a natural fear of snakes, but what lessons can we learn from the serpent?
  3. Did Adam and Eve Really Exist? (l) - Many modern theologians and nominal Christians seriously question whether our first parents, Adam and Eve, really lived.
  4. Simplicity that is in Christ (l) - God's way is simple -- we are often the ones that add complication to our lives.
  5. God's Instruction Manual for Marriage (l) - When it comes to putting together a marriage, many couples have used the same approach. They do it without bothering to read the instructions. Sadly, the result is that many marriages aren't working.
  6. God's Plan of Redemption (l) - God's Plan of Redemption
  7. (l) - Questions and answers represent issues of interest to young people who want sound biblical advice.
Adams, John
  1. Red, Blue and God (l) - "What colors my heart?" When it's all said and done, you and I must be judged on our own merits. I hope and pray that what colors my heart is what emerges from the words of Jesus Christ.
  2. We Hold These Truths... (l) - Even though America has not restored freedom to the entire earth -- only God's Kingdom will do that -- it may well be a type of the time to come when we'll see the restoration of all things.
Adams, John Quincy
  1. Are You a Leader? (l) - "If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader."--John Quincy Adams
  2. Are You Lurking or Living? (l) - "If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them." -- Henry David Thoreau, Walden
ADD
  1. In the News Jul/Sep 2006 (l) - World news - July 2006.
Addiction
  1. The Greatest Addiction of All (l) - Most people know about common addictions to drugs and alcohol. These are difficult enough to face and manage. But the one addiction that is greater than all others is unrecognized by most people. Thankfully, it can be overcome.
  2. Breaking Free from Addictions (l) - The curse of addictions takes an enormous toll on people and society as a whole. Addictions take many forms and often are very destructive. How can a person break free?
  3. Addictions and Interventions (l) - This issue of the Good News focuses in large part on helping those battling various addictions.
  4. An Addict's Story: What's at the Root of Addictions? (l) - What are the factors that can lead a person into addiction? Understanding those factors and how they reinforce each other is a first step to breaking free of many addictions.
  5. Becoming Resensitized (l) - If we have prolonged or repeated exposure to something, we get used to it. So what happens when that something is wrong -- something we don't want to be comfortable with? It takes a lot of commitment -- and God's help -- but we can restore our sensitivity to sin.
  6. Look Beyond the Surface (l) - Sometimes what we see on the outside is meaningless. It just doesn't tell the whole story.
  7. Isolation a major factor in addiction (l) - Drug addiction is viewed by many in terms of chemical dependency -- where the body and brain become altered to the point of apparent physical need that drives compulsion to stay on the drugs. This is valid to some degree.
  8. Introduction - Overcoming Alcoholism (l) - Alcohol can be an uncomfortable subject. If you have an alcohol problem it's not easy to admit it and seek help. If you know someone with a problem, confronting them with the issue or knowing how to help can be very difficult.
  9. My Experience With Smoking (l) - Even if many in your family smoked, you don't have to become addicted.
  10. Smoking and Health: The Often-Overlooked Key (l) - Smoking is devastating to one's health. Where can you find the extra help to kick the habit?
  11. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - Jul/Aug 1998 (l) - brief synopsis of world events
  12. Alarming Facts About Smoking Addiction (l) - A study conducted by Dr. Joseph Di Franza of the University of Massachusetts Medical School and an international team of researchers showed how dangerously addictive tobacco can be.
Addiction behavior
  1. What does an alcoholic look like? (l) - Many would likely be surprised to find that functioning alcoholics and people who regularly abuse alcohol are today in all walks of life.
Addictive behavior
  1. Internet Addiction (l) - Brain pathway research proves that excessive use of the Internet can become addictive.
Addiiction to alcohol
  1. The choice is yours (l) - Thousands of years ago, God Himself offered a group of people a simple choice. They had to choose one of two ways of life.
Adenoids
  1. Useless Body Parts? (l) - Did chance evolution leave us with unneeded vestigial body parts -- or did a Creator carefully design every part of us? As it turns out, there are uses for body parts previously assumed to be useless!
Adolescence
  1. On Becoming a Man or Woman (l) - Becoming an adult—becoming a man or woman—has always had its challenges. But today the choices are more complex and the challenges more perplexing.
Adonis
  1. Christians Who Don't Celebrate Easter: What Do They Know? (l) - Easter is the most important holiday for hundreds of millions of believers around the world. Yet thousands of Christians don't observe it. Do they know something that others don't?
  2. The Resurrection Connection (l) - How did worship of an ancient god and goddess come to be associated with the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ? Although the details are lost in time, a closer look at the ancient mythology surrounding their worship will help us understand how pagan practices have survived in popular Easter customs.
Adoption
  1. Could God Be Calling You to Board the Spiritual Orphan Train? (l) - Charles Brace's Orphan Train program helped thousands of neglected children begin new lives in stable, loving families. Similarly, God may be inviting you into His Church to escape the spiritual futility of this world and prepare for a magnificent future!
  2. Adoption or Sonship? (l) - Scripture makes clear that God actually begets us spiritually in His own image, with the intention that we ultimately become the same kind of beings He and Jesus Christ now are.
Adrift
  1. Adrift No More (l) - As a boy I loved to launch little wood chip boats, but I learned I didn't want to be like them, at the mercy of the whims of the stream.
Adultery
  1. World News and Trends - May/June 2007 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. May 2007
  2. The Long-Neglected Prophecies of Jeremiah: Applicable to 21st-Century America? (l) - Do the crises we Americans see happening to our beloved country today relate to biblical prophecy? Many do not even realize we are seriously transgressing God's spiritual law. What does the Hebrew prophet Jeremiah reveal about our lives today -- and where we are headed in the future?
  3. Adultery and the Internet (l) - How committed are you to protecting your marriage when you go online?
  4. God's Instruction Manual for Marriage (l) - When it comes to putting together a marriage, many couples have used the same approach. They do it without bothering to read the instructions. Sadly, the result is that many marriages aren't working.
  5. Sex Outside of Marriage: What's the Big Deal? (l) - The sexual revolution of the 60's encouraged us to liberate ourselves from sexual taboos. Millions did. What have we learned?
  6. Does Unfaithfulness Disqualify Leaders? (l) - Should a leader's conduct in private life be considered part of his or her job qualifications? Is there any connection between one's personal life and public duties?
  7. Adultery: No Longer Sinful or Shameful (l) - What does habitual and rampant adultery tell us about a person and a nation?
Advantages of age
  1. Appreciating the Aging Process (l) - There are challenges for an older person. But getting old isn't the end. It is, in fact, a new venture that only the elderly can appreciate.
Adventist movement
  1. Are You Preparing for Christ's Return? (l) - Jesus Christ's second coming can't be just a notion of a fantasy future. You must prepare spiritually for this real event!
Adventure
  1. Comfort Zones: Meant to be Broken (l) - A monthlong solo backpacking trip through Europe took me far out of my comfort zone -- and brought a profound realization about our Christian calling.
  2. Here's How You Can Be Part of the Greatest Adventure (l) - What motivates you? Does the opportunity for adventure excite you? If so, coming soon is an adventure you won't want to miss. It will pale into insignificance every past exploit or achievement and will completely surpass anything you have ever imagined!
  3. Here's to New Adventures... (l) - Some people call them trials. I call them adventures because they give us the opportunity to learn and to take a step forward.
Adversary
  1. God and Satan: Truth and Life vs. Lies and Murder (l) - The Scriptures draw sharp contrasts between God and Satan that help us better understand the profound differences between their character, motivations, goals and actions.
  2. Satan's Role in Causing Suffering (l) - Satan is a major reason for people's suffering.
Adversity
  1. Learning from the Suffering of Job (l) - The suffering of a man named Job explains much about why character is more important in God's eyes than the discomfort and pain we experience in this life.
Advice
  1. A Better Way (l) - Like a bird that's flown into a building, sometimes we can have troubles getting out of difficult situations. Sometimes we simply cannot do it on our own.
  2. Proverbs: Get Advice (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  3. Listening--A Lost Art? (l) - Improving our listening skills can improve our relationships as well.
  4. To My Loving Children (To Be Opened If I Die) (l) - A father shares advice he wrote to his children when he was at death's door.
Advocate
  1. A High Priest Eager to Help Us (l) - Jesus was born not only to make possible forgiveness of the past, but to help us conquer the strongholds of sin, the entrenched habits that are so difficult to dislodge from our lives. He is our merciful High Priest in heaven.
Aegean Jews
  1. Appendix 3: Aegean Royal Lines From Zerah (l) - A brief history of the Aegan Royal lines from Zerah.
Aerobic fitness
  1. Fitness as Important as Not Smoking (l) - We've been taught since grade school that we should stay fit to live healthier and longer lives. A recent study with data going back close to a lifetime reveals more about this.
Aeronautic design
  1. The Amazing Engineering of the Dragonfly (l) - Some of the greatest aeronautical engineering has yet to be discovered. Here's an amazing flying machine in nature.
Afghanistan
  1. Will America Run Away From Iraq? (l) - Does America have the will to endure a protracted conflict in the Middle East? Or will it follow its pattern of withdrawing in the face of determined resistance from both inside and outside the country?
  2. World News & Trends Jan 2009 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Jan. 2009
  3. Afghanistan: What's Behind a Seemingly Unwinnable War? (l) - Many on both sides of the Atlantic are saying the Afghan conflict - which has already lasted twice as long as World War I - is unwinnable. Why are the allies finding it so difficult to win this war in a backward third world country?
  4. How Long Will the NATO Alliance Last? (l) - The 50th anniversary of the NATO alliance in 1999 was a celebration of the successful defense of the free world. Just 10 years later there are signs of serious trouble within the alliance.
  5. Navigating the Middle East Minefield (l) - As things now stand, the United States has virtually ceased to be the global policeman it once was.
  6. When 'The Great Game' Is Over (l) - A warrior culture has become entrenched in the minds and hearts of the everyday man. "On the ground" in Afghanistan there are no games, only the reality of day-to-day survival.
  7. Any Room at the Inn? (l) - Would I have opened my door to save the life of another person?
  8. Key to the Middle East-Seek First to Understand (l) - The poor of the world will suffer one more time before Christ intervenes with His form of government that will bring a lasting and secure peace.
  9. Behind the Headlines ... America vs. Iraq or America vs. the World? (l) - One year after Sept. 11, in the debate on terrorism, America is often seen as the villain, no longer as the victim. Why do so many people around the world hate America?
Afghanistan war
  1. A Decade After 9/11: Where Is America Headed? (l) - After years of military engagement abroad and severe economic woes, the United States is preparing to retrench, its power and influence set to diminish.
Africa
  1. The Biblical Solution for Africa's Biggest Crisis (l) - At the recent International AIDS Conference held in Bangkok, Thailand, delegates repeatedly condemned abstinence programs. The African continent has been particularly devastated by AIDS. Interestingly, abstinence programs are the only ones that are really working there.
  2. Ghana's Election Signifies Progress for Africa (l) - In Ukraine and Iraq there are problems with the electoral process. But in Ghana's recent election, the Fourth Republic seems to be working. Why does democracy work in some countries but not in others?
  3. African Debt--Is Wiping the Slate Clean a Good Idea? (l) - Britain's finance minister, Gordon Brown, is proposing that the G7 countries cancel Africa's debts to Western banks. Will this move give Africa the economic boost it needs to finally get off the ground?
  4. Is Africa Dying Before Our Eyes? (l) - Entire countries are struggling for survival. Does the world want to help? Is it too late? Has God cursed the continent?
  5. Africa's AIDS Crisis: A Doctor's Firsthand Account (l) - "Then it hit me, 'I'm playing God,'" writes a doctor treating AIDS patients in Africa. Read the doctor's sobering account of the horrors of the unending calamity.
  6. The World Is Watching Nigerian Elections (l) - What happens in Nigeria, the world's sixth largest producer of oil, is of strategic interest to a host of nations. Internal issues also make the country a target for terrorist recruiting and a possible new front in the war on terror. These factors have the world's powers watching the April presidential election closely.
  7. Ghana at 50 (l) - Fifty years ago, on March 6, 1957, Ghana became the first independent black African nation. Expectations were high. What followed was decades of corruption, political instability and economic collapse. Today Ghana is finally on the road to recovery.
  8. What's Behind the Growing Food Crisis? (l) - Growing shortages around the world are driving up the price of food. For hundreds of millions this could lead to hunger or starvation. What's behind the global food crisis, and how can it be resolved?
  9. God's Coming Kingdom: An Investment in Mankind's Future (l) - After our recent move to live in Africa, I've come to see that at times the heart of a country's problems lie in the hearts of its leaders. Yet a time is coming when leaders will not have corrupt hearts.
  10. Reversal of Fortune for Two African Countries (l) - Once one of the most unstable of African countries, Ghana is now a model of stability and success. What turned Ghana around in the past 20 years? What lessons are there in its success story for the other struggling African nations?
  11. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - May/Jun 2000 (l) - A brief synopsis of world events.
  12. Africa: Still the Heart of Darkness? (l) - Why is Africa, an enormous continent blessed with great wealth, plagued with such pervasive problems? When will it find solutions?
  13. 'Mr. Smith' Takes on Washington (l) - Perception is reality. People in the developing world often have an unrealistic view of America. The results can be deadly, as America pursues its foreign policy goals.
  14. Fifty Years of the African Queen (l) - Britain's Queen Elizabeth will celebrate 50 years on the throne this year. Few could have imagined the astounding changes in the nations of the British Commonwealth-particularly those in Africa-during her lifetime.
  15. AIDS Can Be Stopped -- Now! (l) - Ignorance has accompanied many of humanity's worst diseases. With AIDS, the same tragic story is unfolding once again. But you don't have to be a victim.
  16. A World in Need of Hope (l) - Many people are searching for real hope in this life, but cannot seem to find it.
  17. Money Won't Solve These Problems (l) - The recent International AIDS Conference in Barcelona called on rich nations to spend still more money on AIDS. Governments spending more money won't solve this or any other problem.
  18. New African Union Founded to Copy EU Success (l) - Formation of the Organization of African Unity
  19. African AIDS Epidemic: Made Worse by Political Correctness (l) - Abstinence programs in Uganda and Ghana have proven successful in stemming the progression of this dreaded disease. So why do many in the United States oppose programs like this?
  20. 10 Million Orphans - an AIDS Holocaust in Africa (l) - AIDS has taken a horrible toll in Africa. And the plague is far from over. If not conquered, it will take an increasing toll around the world. What will stop this horror?
  21. Democracy Is More Than a Word (l) - President George W. Bush recently declared America's commitment to democracy in the Middle East. But democracy in this and other regions of the world has not had much success. There are good reasons for this failure.
  22. A Firsthand Account: Africa's Deadly AIDS Crisis (l) - A personal account of the devestation that the AIDS epidemic has wrought on Africa.
  23. World News Review March/April 2001 (l) - An overview of world events.
  24. The Little Country That Could (l) - A small nation in Africa that is setting a remarkable example to the larger nations around it.
  25. World News Review Dec 2002 (l) - World news review. December 2002.
Africa and slavery
  1. How One of Today's 'Bad Guys' Ended the Scourge of Slavery (l) - Two hundred years ago, Great Britain became the first major nation to abolish the slave trade. By the end of the century slavery had been abolished around the world. Here is the remarkable story of the abolition of the slave trade-and of its tragic return to plague the world.
Africa camp
  1. United Youth Camps in French Speaking Africa (l) - Having previously served on the staff of United Youth Camps in the United States, my husband Daniel and I wondered what camp would be like in Togo and Cameroon.
Africa, British colonial
  1. She Used to Be Our Queen, Too... (l) - When Elizabeth II ascended the throne 50 years ago in 1952, Britian's African possessions were larger than the entire United States of America.
Africa, reforms in
  1. Africa: Still the Heart of Darkness? (l) - Why is Africa, an enormous continent blessed with great wealth, plagued with such pervasive problems? When will it find solutions?
African agriculture
  1. (l) - The African nation of Zimbabwe recently celebrated 30 years of independence. The transition from Rhodesia to Zimbabwe was not an easy one. How do those Rhodesians who stayed fare now? Returning to the country after 21 years, I had a very enlightening, thought-provoking and deeply touching visit.
African Catholics
  1. World News Review March 2000 (l) - World news - March 2000
African children
  1. 10 Million AIDS Orphans: A Disaster for Africa (l) - AIDS has taken a terrible toll and the plague is far from over. What will stop the horror?
After death
  1. The Resurrection: God's Answer to Life After Death (l) - Would a merciful God inflict excruciating pain and torment on human beings for millions and millions of years-throughout all eternity? Could the great Creator God of the universe be that unfeeling and uncaring? Even though "the wages of sin is death" (Romans 6:23), the God of love, justice and mercy has no desire to see anyone, even the incorrigibly wicked, suffer in agony for all eternity.
Afterlife
  1. Humanity's Fruitless Quest for Life's Purpose (l) - Most people long to know if their lives have purpose and meaning and whether they have any reason to hope in their future.
  2. (l) - Some letters and comments from readers of the Good News.
Agapao
  1. The Different Kinds of Love Mentioned in the Bible (l) - The New Testament uses several words translated "love." Understanding their meanings helps us better comprehend God's expectations of us.
Agape
  1. The Different Kinds of Love Mentioned in the Bible (l) - The New Testament uses several words translated "love." Understanding their meanings helps us better comprehend God's expectations of us.
  2. What Is True Love? (7/2002) (l) - Love is the most popular theme of songwriters and poets, yet many do not know what love really is.
Age for marriage
  1. At What Age Should We Marry? (l) - Just as everyone matures at a different rate, determining the best time for marriage will vary according to each individual.
Age of grace
  1. The Coming Age of Grace (l) - What will it take to rid the world of violence, prejudice, and hatred? What will the inhabitants of the world have to agree on the create a climate of peace and cooperation?
Age of light
  1. A Great Light Has Shined (l) - The great question is not whether a great light has shined, but whether we have embraced, internalized and, in turn, displayed that light of hope for others.
Age of peace
  1. The Feast of Prosperity (l) - Our world is wracked by poverty,injustice and turmoil. But a little known biblical festival reveals how a new world of peace and prosperity will dawn.
Age of prosperity
  1. The Feast of Prosperity (l) - Our world is wracked by poverty,injustice and turmoil. But a little known biblical festival reveals how a new world of peace and prosperity will dawn.
Age of the earth
  1. Questions and Answers - Jul/Aug 2006 (l) - Answers to readers' questions. Jul/Aug 2006
  2. Where Do the Dinosaurs Fit? (l) - Figuring out when the dinosaurs lived relative to man isn't really difficult.
  3. In Defense of an Ancient Universe (l) - Why do we believe, contrary to young-earth creationism, that the heavens and the earth are significantly older than the 6,000-year history of man?
  4. Earth's Age: Does the Bible Indicate a Time Interval Between the First and Second Verses of Genesis? (l) - On the basis of the evidence,there is far more reason to translate Gen. 1:2 as 'But the earth had become a ruin and a desolation, etc.' than there is for any of the conventional translations in our modern versions"
  5. The World Before Man: The Biblical Explanation (l) - Can the Bible explain the fossil record, evidence pointing to an ancient earth and divine creation at the same time? Yes, it can.
Age to come
  1. Day of Rain, Day of Sun (l) - In early June America laid to rest its 40th president, Ronald Reagan. The weeklong remembrance and celebration of this man's life was a welcome pause in the political season.
Age, end of
  1. The End of the Age (l) - Jesus Christ spoke of a coming "end of the age." What did He mean? What age did He say would come to an end?
Aging
  1. Growing Older Gracefully (l) - Emma was the sweetest lady I knew, and Miles brings warmth and smiles to everyone he comes in contact with. They are the role models I want to follow as I grow older.
  2. Positives for Older People, Part 1 (l) - When the United Nation's General Assembly designated 1999 as the International Year of Older Persons, it was long overdue.
  3. Positives for Older People: Appreciating Old Age, Part 2 (l) - If we live out our natural lives, one thing is sure: We will all get old. It's a 100 percent certainty with no exceptions other than for those who die prematurely. Aging has its trials, but it also has many benefits.
  4. Appreciating the Aging Process (l) - There are challenges for an older person. But getting old isn't the end. It is, in fact, a new venture that only the elderly can appreciate.
Aging gracefully
  1. Aging Gracefully in an Uncertain World (l) - Growing old should be positive experience. How can we make those positive and productive?
Agnostic
  1. Atheistic Scientists Who Play God - Where It Might Lead (l) - For science to work properly it has to be governed by moral values and ethical standards.
Agnosticism
  1. Introduction (bsc4) (l) - How do we reconcile anguish and suffering with the Bible's portrayal of a loving God? Why would He allow the horrendous miseries that afflict humanity? Does the Bible explain suffering?
  2. What's Behind the War on God? (l) - The freedom to worship and obey God is under attack in many parts of the world. You need to understand why this is happening and what Bible prophecy explains is ahead for all humanity.
Agricultural crisis
  1. Is a Global Food Crisis Brewing? (l) - You've likely noticed recent increases in the cost of food, and no end is in sight. Are we seeing the beginnings of growing food shortages? What's behind this trend, and where is it leading?
Ahab
  1. The Early Kings of Israel - A Kingdom Divided (l) - This series in The Good News will continue covering archaeological discoveries relating to the later kings of the house of Israel. It is astonishing how much evidence supporting the biblical record has been uncovered by the spade of diligent archaeologists.
Ahaz
  1. The Early Kings of Judah--Miraculous Deliverance (l) - In the last two editions of The Good News, we covered the history of the kings of Israel after the northern 10 tribes broke ties with the kingdom of Judah, comprised of two tribes in the south. We now turn to see what archaeology has revealed about the kings of Judah during this time.
Ahmadinejad, Mahmoud
  1. World News Review July 2005 (l) - World News summary - July 2005.
  2. A Stunning Memorial (l) - Hatred still exists in our world, the kind of hatred that could again erupt into another holocaust.
  3. Could Ahmadinejad Be Daniel's "King of the South"? (l) - American President Bush and Iranian President Ahmadinejad. That there could be any comparison at all initially seems improbable to say the least! But making the comparison yields both parallels and paradoxes, and it may predict a colossal confrontation in the making.
  4. Will Iran Provoke Nuclear War in 2006? (l) - How far will Iran go with its nuclear program? Will diplomacy curtail it? Will the Israelis knock it out from the air? Will the United States soon be involved in another war?
  5. How Serious a Threat Could Iran Pose? (l) - President Ahmadinejad has warned that the West would feel the consequences of pressing for sanctions against Iran much more than Iran would suffer. What could he have in mind? How could Iran strike at the West?
  6. What Motivates Ahmadinejad? (l) - The president of Iran appears intent on developing nuclear weapons and has repeatedly threatened to wipe Israel off the face of the earth. In the West he is at times portrayed as a madman, but few realize the real motivating force behind his dream of triumphant Islam.
  7. The Next Holocaust (l) - The ugly specter of anti-Semitism was on display again last month in Iran. It should send a shudder up and down your spine, and serve as a warning that this disease has not been eradicated and threatens world peace.
  8. Should America Play Ball With Iran? (l) - We were told in a major cover article recently published by Newsweek, a popular American news magazine, that "they may not want the bomb... Iran isn't a dictatorship...[and] Iran may be ready to deal." Are these points basically true? Should the United States negotiate with the present leadership of this wayward nation -- regardless of its radical conduct in office?
  9. Iran's Dangerous Nuclear Game (l) - Most Westerners are dangerously unaware of the crucial background behind Iran's ever-growing nuclear program. Such ignorance could prove not only perilous, but fatal.
  10. The Iranian President's Goals For Mankind (l) - The Koran, Islam's holy book, envisions a world in which Islam will eventually dominate the entire globe.
  11. Ahmadinejad's Apocalypse (l) - How do you negotiate with people whose desire is to start a global war so that their messiah will come to save them and win the war for them?
  12. What Are Ahmadinejad's Aims? (l) - What's really behind Iran's nuclear program? Is something much bigger at work, something that becomes clear when we look more deeply into the Iranian president's religious beliefs? And does the Bible provide us with understanding regarding the future of the war-torn Middle East?
Aid to Israel
  1. World News Review November 1998 (l) - World news - Nov 1998
AIDS
  1. The Biblical Solution for Africa's Biggest Crisis (l) - At the recent International AIDS Conference held in Bangkok, Thailand, delegates repeatedly condemned abstinence programs. The African continent has been particularly devastated by AIDS. Interestingly, abstinence programs are the only ones that are really working there.
  2. World News Review March 2005 (l) - Survey of world events; Mar/Apr 2005.
  3. World News and Trends - Mar/Apr 2005 (l) - An Overview of Conditions Around the World; Mar/Apr 2005
  4. Is Africa Dying Before Our Eyes? (l) - Entire countries are struggling for survival. Does the world want to help? Is it too late? Has God cursed the continent?
  5. Why Isn't Sex Safe? (l) - An estimated 45 million people in the United States are infected with genital herpes. The number is growing by a million new cases a year. This year one in four sexually active teens will contract a sexually transmitted disease. Young people are encouraged to practice "safe sex"--but is there such a thing?
  6. It's My Life, and It Isn't Hurting Anyone! (l) - How many times have you heard people make this statement? Is it true, or do our deeds affect others?
  7. God, Science and the Bible (11/05) (l) - News from the world of science about God and the Bible. Nov/Dec 2005.
  8. World News and Trends - Nov/Dec 2005 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Nov/Dec 2005.
  9. Africa's AIDS Crisis: A Doctor's Firsthand Account (l) - "Then it hit me, 'I'm playing God,'" writes a doctor treating AIDS patients in Africa. Read the doctor's sobering account of the horrors of the unending calamity.
  10. World News Review August 1999 (l) - World news - August 1999
  11. 10 Million AIDS Orphans: A Disaster for Africa (l) - AIDS has taken a terrible toll and the plague is far from over. What will stop the horror?
  12. Money Won't Solve These Problems (l) - The recent International AIDS Conference in Barcelona called on rich nations to spend still more money on AIDS. Governments spending more money won't solve this or any other problem.
  13. 2004: The World's Superpower Faces Powerful Challenges (l) - As a new year begins, the United States faces a disunited world with dangers both external and internal.
  14. AIDS Can Be Stopped -- Now! (l) - Ignorance has accompanied many of humanity's worst diseases. With AIDS, the same tragic story is unfolding once again. But you don't have to be a victim.
  15. World News Review Sep/Oct 2001 (l) - World news review. September/October 2001.
  16. World News Review Dec 2000 (l) - World news and trends. December 2000.
  17. World News Review Dec 2003 (l) - World news review. December 2003.
  18. Doctor's Firsthand Account of South African Aids Crisis (l) - "Then it hit me, 'I'm playing God,' " writes a doctor treating AIDS patients in South Africa. Read the doctor's emotional account of the horrors of the unending calamity.
  19. AIDS: How a Killer Plague Can Be Stopped (l) - The AIDS epidemic is increasing and continues to threaten more millions of lives. Yet, tragically, we ignore the only real solution to this deadly plague.
  20. World News Review March/April 2001 (l) - An overview of world events.
  21. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - Sep/Oct 1997 (l) - A brief synopsis for world events. September/October 1997.
  22. The Dark Shadow Over Illicit Sex (l) - Statistics show that the only really safe sex is between two committed married people.
  23. The High Cost of Ignorance (l) - Throughout the Bible are priceless laws and principles that would save millions of lives every year.
  24. (l) - Letters from Good News readers, Jan/Feb 2001.
  25. A Firsthand Account: Africa's Deadly AIDS Crisis (l) - A personal account of the devestation that the AIDS epidemic has wrought on Africa.
  26. (l) - Significant Developments on the World Scene
  27. World News and Trends - Jan/Feb 1998 (l) - Overview of world events. January/February 1998.
  28. 10 Million Orphans - an AIDS Holocaust in Africa (l) - AIDS has taken a horrible toll in Africa. And the plague is far from over. If not conquered, it will take an increasing toll around the world. What will stop this horror?
  29. African AIDS Epidemic: Made Worse by Political Correctness (l) - Abstinence programs in Uganda and Ghana have proven successful in stemming the progression of this dreaded disease. So why do many in the United States oppose programs like this?
  30. World News Review Jun 2001 (l) - Survey of world news. June 2001.
  31. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - Jul/Aug 2001 (l) - A bried synopsis of world events. July/August 2001.
  32. (l) - World news - August 1998
  33. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - Jul/Aug 1999 (l) - A brief synopsis of world events. July/August 1999
  34. An Overview of Conditions Around the World Nov/Dec 1999 (l) - A brief synopsis of world events. November/December 1999.
AIDS orphans
  1. World News and Trends - Mar/Apr 2000 (l) - A brief synopsis of world events. March/April 2000
  2. 10 Million AIDS Orphans: A Disaster for Africa (l) - AIDS has taken a terrible toll and the plague is far from over. What will stop the horror?
AIDS, preventing
  1. AIDS Can Be Stopped -- Now! (l) - Ignorance has accompanied many of humanity's worst diseases. With AIDS, the same tragic story is unfolding once again. But you don't have to be a victim.
Al Jazeera
  1. Understanding Al Jazeera (l) - Would it surprise you to learn that Al Jazeera is highly controversial in the Arab world? Is this new type of Arab media a threat to the peace and stability of the Middle East? Is it a threat to the West? Read on to understand what Al Jazeera is and what it can do.
  2. Alarming Increase of Anti-Americanism in Latin America (l) - The war in faraway Iraq has fueled rising resentment against the United States much closer to home.
Al-Assad, Bashar
  1. Russia ups the ante in Syria (l) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has been in power since 2000, stepping into the position previously occupied by his father until his death.
  2. Assad Believes Some Refugees Are "Definitely" Terrorists (l) - In America there's much contention about accepting refugees from the Syrian Civil War and other evils in the Middle East.
Al-Baghdadi, Abu Bakr
  1. Islamic Caliphate Declared: What Does It Mean? (l) - A new caliphate -- a transnational Islamic state commanding the allegiance of all Muslims -- has been declared by the leader of insurgents in Iraq and Syria. What does this portend for the rest of the world in the days ahead?
Al-Bannah, Hassan
  1. Will the World See a New Caliphate? (l) - What can we expect will happen as Islamists take charge in the nations of the Arab uprisings? Turkey and other experiments in Muslim democracy give us some precedent. And on the horizon, the Islamist dream looms -- a restored empire of Islam. What does this mean for the future of the Middle East and the world?
Al-Mahdi
  1. Ahmadinejad's Apocalypse (l) - How do you negotiate with people whose desire is to start a global war so that their messiah will come to save them and win the war for them?
Al-Qaeda
  1. World News and Trends - March/April 2008 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Mar/Apr 2008
  2. What's Behind Islamic Terror? (l) - The world is horrified by regular bloody terrorist attacks in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Such attacks have also been carried out in Western nations such as the United States, Britain and Spain. What's behind this blood-soaked trend, and where is it leading?
  3. A Closer Look at the Muslim Brotherhood (l) - It's important to pay attention to the organization that has made the most significant gains through the Arab uprisings -- al-Ikhwan al-Muslimun, the Muslim Brotherhood, the godfather of all Islamic supremacist groups. With representative political parties and social organizations throughout Muslim nations, and numerous outreach arms in Western countries, it is perceived by many in the West as a moderate, peaceable association.
  4. Osama bin Laden's Dream Lives On (l) - Osama bin Laden, whose al-Qaeda terror group was behind the devastating Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, has been dead for almost two years. But his dream lives on, and we see this being played out in headlines across the Middle East, Africa and South Asia.
  5. World News Review Nov 2002 (l) - World news review. November 2002.
  6. Terror by Chemical Bombs (l) - Is a chemical bomb the next weapon of choice that al-Qaeda groups will use on the United States, the United Kingdom and continental Europe? There are strong indications that it is!
  7. Can We Win the War on Terror? (l) - The world is at war. It's not the long-envisioned nuclear exchange, but don't count nuclear weapons out. This is a shadowy war of principle, one the United States, Britain and their allies are ill-equipped to win.
  8. World News Review Aug 2002 (l) - World news review. August 2002.
  9. Is Peace in Palestine Possible? (l) - The current U.S. administration is embarking on a familiar path followed by several previous administrations -- attempting to bring genuine peace between the Israelis and Palestinians. It's a joint effort, involving many nations. Dubbed the "road map" to peace, will this succeed where numerous previous attempts failed? Bible prophecy gives us a different kind of road map to help us sort out these events.
Al-Qeada
  1. 20-Year Plan for a Global Caliphate (l) - It's remarkable to see what's been happening in the world in light of the al-Qaeda master plan from back in 2000 for establishing a world-dominating Islamic caliphate in seven steps over the course of 20 years.
Al-Queda
  1. Islamic State Exploiting Power Vacuum (l) - For 13 years now al-Qaeda has been the face of terror and Islamic extremism, both feared and hated in the West. But now their hold on the Middle East and the loyalty of Islamic militants may be slipping.
Al-Wahhab
  1. A Page on the World: Secrets of the Kingdom (l) - Gerald Posner gives "the inside story of the Saudi-U.S. connection" (2005, ISBN 1-4000-6291-8).
Al-Zarqawi, Musab
  1. One Mile Away From Terror (l) - It is one thing to read about a terrorist bombing thousands of miles away from our comfortable homes. It is altogether different to be in the same city when a bomb blast goes off, killing dozens. It changes your perspective.
Albania
  1. The Balkans: A Violent Century (l) - The battle for the Balkans. Where is it leading? Why are the Balkans such a trouble spot? What's behind the current conflict?
  2. The Real Victors in Kosovo (l) - Everyone involved in the strange Kosovo conflict is claiming victory-except its chief victims, the Albanians.
  3. Crisis In Kosovo - A Mixture of Iron and Clay? (l) - The Balkans has a long and complex history. What is the story behind the headlines?
Alcohol
  1. (l) - Questions and answers represent issues of interest to young people who want sound biblical advice.
  2. Borderline Christians: A New Generation (l) - Being indecisive is a common affliction today. Why is it that so many want to be part of the world and part of the Church at the same time?
  3. What Does God think About Drugs? (l) - Through the principles found in the Bible, we can know what He thinks about this modern issue.
  4. Maturity: Coming Soon to a Mind Near You (l) - Alcohol and drugs can arrest the mind's normal development. That is, if impaired thinking doesn't kill you first!
  5. Breaking Free from Addictions (l) - The curse of addictions takes an enormous toll on people and society as a whole. Addictions take many forms and often are very destructive. How can a person break free?
  6. Drinking And Finances (l) - Binge drinking is costly, even affecting personal finances.
  7. Keys to a Long, Healthy Life (l) - Let's consider seven important health principles. Practicing these will help you live a longer and healthier life. These principles are backed by extensive research in the health-care field and by the Bible
  8. Alcohol Abuse: What Can You Do? (l) - Whether or not you are personally facing issues surrounding alcohol abuse or earnestly want to help someone in the midst of alcohol-related issues, what can you do?
  9. The choice is yours (l) - Thousands of years ago, God Himself offered a group of people a simple choice. They had to choose one of two ways of life.
  10. Drunkenness is a sin (l) - While the Bible is clear that the proper use of alcoholic beverages is not wrong, the act of drinking too much alcohol (drunkenness) is continually condemned in God's Word.
  11. Introduction - Overcoming Alcoholism (l) - Alcohol can be an uncomfortable subject. If you have an alcohol problem it's not easy to admit it and seek help. If you know someone with a problem, confronting them with the issue or knowing how to help can be very difficult.
  12. Why a Loving God Allows Suffering (l) - Most people fail to recognize that God doesn't have to directly intervene every time we sin; the spiritual laws He set in motion are self-enforcing, bringing their own punishment when we break them.
  13. Should You Drink Wine? (l) - According to the bible and leading experts of today; what are the benefits and risks of alcohol consumption?
  14. Questions and Answers - Mar/Apr 2004 (l) - Questions and answers from the March/April 2004 Good News magazine.
  15. Teens and Alcohol (l) - Teens are consuming larger amounts of alcohol than in the past, and it is often done illegally. Is this just a harmless way to fit in with the crowd?
  16. World News and Trends - Nov/Dec 1998 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. November/December 1998.
Alcohol abuse
  1. Why a Loving God Allows Suffering (l) - Most people fail to recognize that God doesn't have to directly intervene every time we sin; the spiritual laws He set in motion are self-enforcing, bringing their own punishment when we break them.
  2. Coming: An End to Suffering (l) - Why is the world awash in suffering? How did the world come to be in such sad shape? Most important,what will bring the end to human misery?
  3. World News and Trends - Jan/Feb 1998 (l) - Overview of world events. January/February 1998.
  4. World News and Trends - Nov/Dec 1998 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. November/December 1998.
  5. The Bible's Keys to Mental Health (l) - Why are mental problems and disabilities on the rise? Could it be that we overlook the Bible's keys to healthy, positive thinking?
Alcohol and moderation
  1. Should You Drink Wine? (l) - According to the bible and leading experts of today; what are the benefits and risks of alcohol consumption?
Alcohol prevention
  1. Alcohol Abuse: What Can You Do? (l) - Whether or not you are personally facing issues surrounding alcohol abuse or earnestly want to help someone in the midst of alcohol-related issues, what can you do?
Alcohol referral
  1. Alcohol Abuse: What Can You Do? (l) - Whether or not you are personally facing issues surrounding alcohol abuse or earnestly want to help someone in the midst of alcohol-related issues, what can you do?
Alcoholic
  1. What does an alcoholic look like? (l) - Many would likely be surprised to find that functioning alcoholics and people who regularly abuse alcohol are today in all walks of life.
Alcoholism
  1. Are you just an occasional heavy drinker, or on the way to serious health issues? (l) - Take this short questionnaire to help find out.
  2. What does recovery look like? (l) - When an addict or abuser of alcohol enters into a post-drinking and/or abusing stage, they are said to be entering a new stage of recovery.
Alexander
  1. The Intertestamental Period: Daniel's Prophecies Come to Pass (l) - The inpart fulfillment of the prophecies in Daniel.
Alexander and the Book of Daniel
  1. Alexander Reads About Himself in the Book of Daniel (l) - Modern historians have little to say of Alexander the Great visiting the Holy Land. Yet ancient history says that he had a most remarkable encounter there.
Alexander in Jerusalem
  1. Alexander Reads About Himself in the Book of Daniel (l) - Modern historians have little to say of Alexander the Great visiting the Holy Land. Yet ancient history says that he had a most remarkable encounter there.
Alexander the Great
  1. Alexander, the Man Who Would Be God (l) - Millions remain fascinated by one of history's most intriguing and successful conquerors. An ancient source sheds new light on his achievements -- and his downfall.
  2. Thankless Self-Absorption: One for Whom the World Was Not Enough (l) - Alexander the Great's life was marked by the constant craving for more. Impossible as it seems, the entire world was not enough for him.
  3. Another Brick in a New World (l) - I wonder when filmmakers will take a bold step away from sex and finally tell a story without major emphasis on the sexual preferences of the main characters. Maybe not in my lifetime, but I can always hope.
  4. Alexander the Great: The Man Who Would Be God (l) - Millions remain fascinated by one of history's most intriguing and successful conquerors. An ancient source sheds new light on his achievements and his downfall. That ancient source is Bible prophecy!
  5. Alexander Reads About Himself in the Book of Daniel (l) - Modern historians have little to say of Alexander the Great visiting the Holy Land. Yet ancient history says that he had a most remarkable encounter there.
  6. When History and Prophecy Converge (l) - What happens when key events of history have a connection to Bible prophecy? The result is a better appreciation for God's guiding hand in all of history.
  7. Key Events in History: Were They Linked to Bible Prophecy? (l) - Have key events of history had a connection to Bible prophecy? A brief look at three transforming events reveals God's guiding hand at work to bring to pass what He had foretold.
Alexander, divinity of
  1. Alexander, the Man Who Would Be God (l) - Millions remain fascinated by one of history's most intriguing and successful conquerors. An ancient source sheds new light on his achievements -- and his downfall.
  2. Alexander the Great: The Man Who Would Be God (l) - Millions remain fascinated by one of history's most intriguing and successful conquerors. An ancient source sheds new light on his achievements and his downfall. That ancient source is Bible prophecy!
Alexandria
  1. Greek Philosophy's Influence on the Trinity Doctrine (l) - Many historians and religious scholars, some quoted in this publication, attest to the influence of Greek or Platonic philosophy in the development and acceptance of the Trinity doctrine in the fourth century. But what did such philosophy entail, and how did it come to affect the doctrine of the Trinity?
Algeria
  1. World News Review Jan 2002 (l) - World new review. January 2002.
Ali, Ayaan
  1. Infidel (l) - Ayaan Hirsi Ali has written a remarkable book about her experiences as a Somali Muslim woman in Kenya, Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia and the Netherlands.
Alice Cooper
  1. Wise Men Will Seek Him (l) - The need for wisdom is one of the great themes of the Bible. And being wise leads inescapably to one course of action -- seeking God!
Alien life
  1. Is There Life Beyond Earth? (l) - Human beings are fascinated by the possibility of life on other planets, perhaps in other galaxies and within other solar systems. Ironically, we don't have to look out into space to see whether life exists beyond the earth. We have only to look into the pages of the Bible, a source too often ignored or even avoided.
  2. Man's Search for Meaning in the Universe (l) - Humankind seems to be "wired" to want to explore, to learn, to reach out, to understand why we are here and where we are headed.
  3. Planet Hunters: The Search for Life in Outer Space (l) - Using incredible technological advancements, astronomers are expanding their search for life in the universe. Could they be looking for right answers in the wrong places?
Aliens
  1. War of the Worlds (l) - War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells is considered a science-fiction classic. It has been read by millions, its 1938 enactment on radio caused a nationwide panic, and it has spawned two popular movies. Is an invasion from outer space a possibility? Did you know that the Bible actually predicts an invasion of this earth from beyond?
  2. The Search for Life (l) - Over recent decades mankind has spent billions of dollars and untold hours searching for life outside of planet Earth. What's driving this desperate search? What do we hope to find? And do we understand what we're really looking for?
  3. Extraterrestrial Life: What Does the Bible Say? (l) - Humans have long searched the heavens for signs of other life. Is there life out there? Is there a way to know for sure?
All Hallows
  1. How Did a Pagan Holiday Become a 'Christian' Celebration? (l) - Fewer understand the connection between Halloween and the next day on the calendar, the festival of All Hallows' or All Saints' Day.
All saints eve
  1. Is Halloween Harmless? (l) - Every year at Halloween, well-meaning parents dress their children in grotesque and ghoulish costumes. Is Halloween really harmless? Who and what's behind this bizarre holiday?
All Saints' Day
  1. How Did a Pagan Holiday Become a 'Christian' Celebration? (l) - Fewer understand the connection between Halloween and the next day on the calendar, the festival of All Hallows' or All Saints' Day.
  2. Halloween: A Celebration of Evil (l) - Why would anyone celebrate a holiday emphasizing the morbid and macabre? Where did such strange customs originate?
Allawi
  1. 'Let Freedom Reign' (l) - Hopes for freedom in Iraq. God speed the day when freedom reigns upon the whole world.
Allegory
  1. The Greek Concept of Creation (l) - Origen and Augustine began to interpret much of the book of Genesis as allegory. They viewed the Genesis account as filled with symbolic fictional figures representing truth, human conduct or experience.
Allen, John
  1. The Global War Against Christians (l) - John Allen Jr. recently authored a book titled The Global War on Christians. Subsequently he wrote an article on the topic for The Spectator in which he began with scenarios of correspondents reporting on significant events without pointing out their significance.
Allen, Steve
  1. You Can Win the War Against the Family (l) - Modern pop culture is robbing children of their innocence while undermining their character growth by addicting them to random violence, filthy language and explicit sex. In spite of this subtle brainwashing, you can still win the war being waged against your family.
  2. Today's Music: What's the Message to Our Kids? (l) - Parents who care about their children will screen their media diet and will teach their children by word and example a much healthier way to think and live.
  3. Can You Believe the Bible? (5/2002) (l) - Before the new television season started last fall, writers and producers pressured network cenors to again lower standards as to what would be aired over American television.
Allergies
  1. Fewer Allergies Among Amish Farm Kids (l) - A recent study finds that Amish kids raised on farms in northern Indiana have less asthma and allergies even than Swiss youngsters who grow up on farms and who have traditionally been remarkably allergy-free.
Ally
  1. The Chosen Ally (l) - Many marriages today seem more like battlefields than partnerships
Alone
  1. The Worst Disease of Our Time (l) - "Of all the diseases I have known, loneliness is the worst."--Mother Teresa
  2. Alone with Yourself (l) - Each of us makes the decisions that ultimately shape the courses of our lives.
Amalek
  1. The Sons of Abraham (l) - The towering historical figures behind three religions -- Moses, Jesus Christ and Muhammad -- were all direct descendants of Abraham.
Ambassador Bible Center
  1. Preparing for Ambassador Bible Center (l) - Are you curious about ABC? Read a firsthand report by someone who has been there, done that.
  2. (l) - ABC is a program designed to throughly cover basic biblical doctrines and lead students systematically through the Bible.
Ambassadors
  1. With the Badge Comes Responsibility (l) - What are the identifying characteristics of a Christian?
Amen
  1. (l) - The following questions and answers represent issues of interest to young people who want sound biblical advice.
America
  1. America's Biblical Roots (l) - Today some are trying to rewrite history to argue that the United States was founded as a secular, nonreligious nation. The historical record clearly tells a much different story!
  2. America's Astounding Destiny: Was It Foretold in the Bible? (l) - The rise of the United States of America from British colony to superpower is an incredible story worth retelling. Equally incredible is the fact that the rise of the United States and the British Empire was foretold thousands of years ago.
  3. After Kosovo: Power Shift Taking Place? (l) - Is America surrendering its leadership of the Western World?
  4. America's Forgotten Inheritance (l) - The Bible is America's forgotten inheritance.
  5. America's Astounding Destiny: Rise to Greatness (l) - Now we examine the foretelling of the United States' rise to greatness and its dramatic fulfillment.
America and prayer
  1. Flash: Americans Believe in Prayer! (l) - A new survey shows high interest and participation in prayer by Americans. But are they praying in the way the Bible speaks of Christians praying -- or more like "consumers"?
America and religion
  1. Separation of Church and State? (l) - Some people believe that the U.S. Constitution forbids any connection between religion and government - or, as it's popularly known, separation of church and state. American history, however, clearly proves otherwise.
  2. America's Religious Roots (l) - America has a deeply rooted religious past.
  3. Separation of Church and State? (2001) (l) - The meaning of the First Amendment.
America and the Bible
  1. One Nation - Under God? (l) - The Pledge of Allegiance, long recited by U.S. school children, acknowledges the United States as "one nation under God." But does God have a place in America today?
America and the E.U.
  1. A Page on the World...The United States of Europe (l) - T.R. Reid makes the case for the EU being the United States' greatest threat.
America and war
  1. A Brief History of America at War (l) - Nothing divides the American people like war. From its inception as a nation, the prospect, and in two or three cases the reality, of war has usually been a source of damaging division in the United States. The period prior to the recent conflict in Iraq was no different. How does this historic theme fit into America's divine destiny?
America's destiny
  1. A Nation Losing Its Way (l) - A look at America's replacement of Britain as global protector and how a nation's turning its back on God threatens its existence.
America's future
  1. What Lies Ahead for America? (l) - The world stood transfixed in the wake of a carefully planned series of hijackings that destroyed the world trade center, crippled the Pentagon and took the lives for more than 5,000 men women and children. On a sunny September morning, the world dramatically changed. What is the long term significance?
America's image
  1. 'Mr. Smith' Takes on Washington (l) - Perception is reality. People in the developing world often have an unrealistic view of America. The results can be deadly, as America pursues its foreign policy goals.
  2. America: Uninformed and Unaware (l) - After the September 11 attacks, many countries view America more as the villain than the victim. Many analysts say anti-Americanism is higher now than at any time since the Viet Nam War.
  3. World News Review Nov 2001 (l) - World news review. November 2001.
America's national blessings
  1. Britain and the United States Inherit Joseph's Birthright (l) - "And the Lord has declared... that he will set you in praise, fame and honour high above all the nations...as he promised" (Deuteronomy 28:15).
  2. History and Prophecy Coincide in Louisiana Purchase (l) - One of history's greatest bargains was a step forward in one of the Bible's most significant physical promises.
America's national greatness
  1. Britain and the United States Inherit Joseph's Birthright (l) - "And the Lord has declared... that he will set you in praise, fame and honour high above all the nations...as he promised" (Deuteronomy 28:15).
America's national identity
  1. God's Commitment to Abraham and His Descendants (l) - The United States of America and the British Commonwealth of nations fit exacting criteria for the promises to Abraham's descendants. We embark on a study of historical evidence of the tribes of Israel from their beginning as a nation down to our day.
America's reputation
  1. 'Mr. Smith' Takes on Washington (l) - Perception is reality. People in the developing world often have an unrealistic view of America. The results can be deadly, as America pursues its foreign policy goals.
America's role
  1. Why America? (l) - Why America? "The only answer is because destiny put you in this place in history in this moment in time, and the task is yours to do."
America's vulnerability
  1. What Do We Do Now? (l) - In the wake of the war with international terrorism and the subsequent Allied response, a new kind of protracted conflict is shaping up. We are threatened with the shadows of an apocalypse of long duration. How do we cope?
America, hatred of
  1. "Why Do People Hate Us So Much?" (l) - There is much hatred and resentment directed toward the United States throughout the world, not just in the Middle East. One scripture helps us to understand why the problem has worsened in recent decades: "Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people"
America, perceptions of
  1. 'Mr. Smith' Takes on Washington (l) - Perception is reality. People in the developing world often have an unrealistic view of America. The results can be deadly, as America pursues its foreign policy goals.
America, threats to
  1. What Lies Ahead for U.S. Leadership? (l) - The nexy four years could bring thorny problems for America's leadership in the world. The next president will face the consequences fo missed oportunities in the 1990's.
American beliefs
  1. The Radical New Morality (l) - The Western world is seeing dramatic shifts that are reshaping society in powerful ways. What's going on, and why? Where is it leading?
American century
  1. The "American Century": What Was Really Behind It? (l) - Seldom has a nation dominated an era as the United States dominated much of the 20th century. Its remarkable achievements transformed the world for decades. But what was really behind its amazing accomplishments? Is there more than meets the eye?
American Christianity
  1. Christians in Name Only? (l) - What we have is a Christianity in which millions accept Christ in name but know little about Him, what He did and what He taught. Or, worse yet, perhaps they do know what He taught but choose to ignore or reject it!
American culture
  1. The Cost of Immorality in the War on Terror (l) - Pictures of abuse of Iraqi prisoners of war by American servicemen and servicewomen have shocked the world. What are the implications for America and the war on terror?
  2. World News and Trends - Jan/Feb 2003 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. January/February 2003.
  3. World News Review February 2004 (l) - World News Review. February 2004.
American decay
  1. When the Angel Leaves the Storm (l) - In his inauguration, George W. Bush,referrred to an observation by a founding father that an angel was directing the storm surrounding the United States. Today the storm is here, but is the angel?
American decline
  1. Where Is Our World Headed? (l) - It's that time again for an annual analysis and assessment. That's when many observers look back to yesteryear--and also peer into a somewhat clouded future. Secular predictions for 2011 and beyond are multiple and varied. But does the Bible have a far bigger say in our future?
  2. America's Famous Optimism Sorely Tested (l) - The May 2011 edition of The American Spectator asked this question of nine insightful observers: "Is America in Decline?" Only two responded with an unqualified yes. The majority felt that the United States would pull through its well-known present difficulties and maintain its standing as the world's preeminent nation.
  3. The Fading American dream (l) - The United States certainly appears to be undergoing a terminal decline that could possibly lead to the biblically prophesied time of Jacob's (or Israel's) trouble (Jeremiah 30:7).
  4. America and the Decline of the British Empire: A Comparison (l) - What lessons does this hold for America in terms of the British decline experience?
American diet
  1. World News and Trends - Jul/Aug 1997 (l) - A brief synposis of world events (July/August 1997).
American embassy
  1. Extreme building security (l) - A prophecy in Zechariah 8:4-5 foretells: "This is what the Lord Almighty says: 'Once again men and women of ripe old age will sit in the streets of Jerusalem, each of them with cane in hand because of their age. The city streets will be filled with boys and girls playing there'" (New International Version.)
American example
  1. The City That Will Not Fade (l) - There is one city that will not fade away -- the city on a hill, the city that will shine forth in light, the city that will be inhabited by those who take Jesus at His word to be the "light of the world."
American greatness
  1. World's Greatest Nation? (l) - Is America the world's greatest nation? President Bush and many other national leaders think so and have been vigorously proclaiming such in recent weeks. The nation is riding a wave of patriotism unlike any seen in this generation. In the midst of all the flag waving, this is a good question to ask.
American history
  1. America's Biblical Roots (l) - Today some are trying to rewrite history to argue that the United States was founded as a secular, nonreligious nation. The historical record clearly tells a much different story!
American Indians
  1. 'I Will Fight No More, Forever' (l) - American and Indian cultures clashed on a shrinking North American continent.
American isolationism
  1. American Isolation: Will history repeat itself? (l) - Is America now beginning to enter another isolationist phase?
  2. America's Growing Isolation (l) - America's commitment to the War on Terror is increasingly in conflict with European and Asian interests.
American Israelism
  1. Is America Identified in Bible Prophecy? (l) - The Bible identifies a number of nations that are relatively minor players on the world scene. Does it make sense that the most powerful nation in the world would go unnoticed and unmentioned in Bible prophecy? Can we know America's identity in Bible prophecy?
  2. Why Israel Matters (l) - Jesus Christ told the multitudes they needed to discern their time. Can we discern our world and the time we are in and be moved to repentance and action? An important factor is recognizing the significance of Israel in Bible prophecy.
American leadership
  1. What Lies Ahead for U.S. Leadership? (l) - The nexy four years could bring thorny problems for America's leadership in the world. The next president will face the consequences fo missed oportunities in the 1990's.
American model
  1. Is America Sliding Into Permanent National Decline? (l) - Although some observers are still predicting a substantial national recovery, a more sobering factual analysis clearly points in the opposite direction. Did the Bible foresee America's rise to world leadership and its subsequent national decline more than two millennia ago?
American morality
  1. Is the United States Still a Moral Nation? (l) - The recent election showed that almost half of the U.S. electorate is uncomforta ble with a president who is open about his religious faith and has stated that J esus Christ is the Person he most admires. What about the other half? They may c laim to get their values from the Bible, but do they really?
  2. Has America Lost Its 'Moral Mind'? (l) - While You Were Sleeping was a movie several years ago about dramatic developments in a family when one of its members was in a coma. Were you sleeping last summer? Do you know what happened in the "American family"?
  3. Mass Culture's Horrendous Consequences (l) - The 21st century sees the entertainment-centered culture of the Western world spread around the globe through movies, television, music and the Internet. Rather than genuinely "entertaining" in a wholesome sense, the effect appears to encourage self-indulgence of the crudest and rawest elements of human nature.
  4. Bin Laden's Letter Offers Insight Into Islamic Fundamentalism (l) - Osama bin Laden's "Letter to America" emphasizes the role religion plays in the growing conflict between Islam and Western secularism.
  5. World News Review Nov 2001 (l) - World news review. November 2001.
  6. Controversies Concerning Homosexuality Hound the Anglican Community (l) - Gay issues are troubling the Church of England and its Episcopal community in America. Its evangelical wing takes issue with liberal clergy who promote acceptance of openly gay priests. What is the true biblical approach?
  7. Society's Slide Into Immorality (l) - We are now some 30 years into the sexual revolution that began in the 1960's. What has been the impact on society? What are the implications for the future?
  8. America's Culture War: Threat to Homeland Security? (l) - While the war on terror continues worldwide, another war -- one of colliding cultures -- heats up in the courts of America. Where will this lead the country? Is this war a greater threat than terrorists?
  9. America's Moral Downturn: What Lies Ahead? (l) - Does morality matter? Wnat are the long-term consequences when a nation's moral foundation crumbles?
American power
  1. Is This the End of the American Empire? (l) - Is This the End of the American Empire? President George W. Bush's trips to Europe during the month of June attracted significant anti-American demonstrations. At the same time, the United States announced troop withdrawals from Europe and Korea as the handover in Iraq took place. Analysts speculate what would happen if America withdrew from its international role.
  2. Is America Sliding Into Permanent National Decline? (l) - Although some observers are still predicting a substantial national recovery, a more sobering factual analysis clearly points in the opposite direction. Did the Bible foresee America's rise to world leadership and its subsequent national decline more than two millennia ago?
  3. Lines in the Sand: Iraq 10 Years Later (l) - Ten years after the invasion of Iraq, America considers what it's lost as Iraq struggles to redefine itself within the ever-boiling cauldron of the Middle East.
  4. America and Britain's Global Reach -- Prophesied in the Bible? (l) - The United States and Britain combined to defeat European tyranny in two world wars, then Iraqi tyranny twice in the last 12 years. Why has it fallen to them to police the world?
  5. America's Growing Isolation (l) - America's commitment to the War on Terror is increasingly in conflict with European and Asian interests.
  6. World News Review Nov 2001 (l) - World news review. November 2001.
  7. Why America? (l) - Why America? "The only answer is because destiny put you in this place in history in this moment in time, and the task is yours to do."
American pride
  1. "I Will Break the Pride of Your Power" (l) - Has God already begun to break the pride of American power?
American religion
  1. America's Biblical Roots (l) - Today some are trying to rewrite history to argue that the United States was founded as a secular, nonreligious nation. The historical record clearly tells a much different story!
American resourcefulness
  1. America's Famous Optimism Sorely Tested (l) - The May 2011 edition of The American Spectator asked this question of nine insightful observers: "Is America in Decline?" Only two responded with an unqualified yes. The majority felt that the United States would pull through its well-known present difficulties and maintain its standing as the world's preeminent nation.
American Revolution
  1. God Blessed America (l) - The "special relationship" between America and Great Britain has been a great benefit to the world. But could it have been much more? What if the two had never divided? Will history correct this great event of modern times?
  2. Morality is the Secret (l) - Many of America's Founding Fathers were inspired by Christian principles. Is there anything we can learn from them?
  3. A Good Soldier (l) - If Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, Samuel Adams, and Benjamin Franklin conceived the framework of a new nation, George Washington navigated it through is greatest crisis. Few know how well he shouldered the heavy task that fell on him in 1775.
American soldiers
  1. A Page on the World: The Faith of the American Soldier (l) - Book review of "A Page on the World: The Faith of the American Soldier" By Stephen Mansfield, 2005, ISBN 1-58542-407-2
American values
  1. Turning Points (l) - Our hope is that all nations might experience some kind of positive turning point and not experience the continuing, escalating problems we have brought on ourselves due to turning from God.
American West
  1. World News Review June 2004 (l) - World News Review for June, 2004.
Americanization
  1. Global Economics: From Kosovo to McDonalds (l) - When all is said and done, it all goes back to money. The world has entered a new stage of homogenization never before seen.
Americans and God
  1. World News & Trends Nov/Dec 2010 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world, Nov 2010.
Americans in Jordan
  1. Americans in Jordan (l) - What would it be like to get married in the American Midwest, then move halfway around the world to spend a year working in the Muslim Middle East? We asked Matthew and Mary Ann Bates, who did just that!
Amillennialism
  1. The Rapture - A Popular but False Doctrine! (l) - The rapture, often called "the blessed hope," is sadly more hoax than hope, even though the man who started it had no intention of deceiving anyone. You need to know what the Bible actually says!
Amillennialist
  1. A Definition of Common Terms (l) - Darby argued in favor of what is termed premillennialism in contrast to popular postmillennialism and amillennialism. Let's briefly consider these terms.
Amin, Idi
  1. The Queen Shows Importance of the Monarchy in History of English-Speaking World (l) - The movie, The Queen, concentrates on the events surrounding the death of Princess Diana, a week of severe trial for the British monarchy.
Amish
  1. Fewer Allergies Among Amish Farm Kids (l) - A recent study finds that Amish kids raised on farms in northern Indiana have less asthma and allergies even than Swiss youngsters who grow up on farms and who have traditionally been remarkably allergy-free.
Amman
  1. One Mile Away From Terror (l) - It is one thing to read about a terrorist bombing thousands of miles away from our comfortable homes. It is altogether different to be in the same city when a bomb blast goes off, killing dozens. It changes your perspective.
Amorality
  1. World News & Trends - November/December 2008 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Nov/Dec 2008
Amos
  1. Syria, Small but Significant (l) - Why should we be concerned with this small Middle Eastern nation? A prophecy in the small biblical book of Amos answers that question!
  2. A Prophet, a President and a People (l) - The leading nations of the Western world stand at a crossroads. Which path will they take? What are the stakes? Could an ancient biblical prophet give us any insight?
  3. The Ancient Prophecies of Amos: Applicable to the 21st Century? (l) - Does what we see happening to our Western world today relate to Bible prophecy? Will we eventually exhaust God's longsuffering and patience if we persist in our transgressions of His laws? What are some of the main principles we should learn from the Old Testament book of Amos?
Amos, book of
  1. Prophecies of Israel's Resettlement in Northwestern Europe (l) - Biblical passages indicate that the captive Israelites would eventually move on from their land of exile in northern Mesopotamia to ultimately settle in Northwestern Europe-the major maritime and coastal region north and west of their Middle Eastern homeland.
  2. The Ancient Prophecies of Amos: Applicable to the 21st Century? (l) - Does what we see happening to our Western world today relate to Bible prophecy? Will we eventually exhaust God's longsuffering and patience if we persist in our transgressions of His laws? What are some of the main principles we should learn from the Old Testament book of Amos?
An Adventure Abroad
  1. God's Way -- An Adventure Abroad (l) - Ever think God's way of life was cramping your style? Keeping you from doing all those fun things in life? Or maybe limiting your success? Think again. I interviewed two former exchange students, both of whom are striving to live God's way, and found quite the opposite to be true. Following God's way actually contributed to the success of their trips.
Anarchy
  1. World News and Trends - May/Jun 1998 (l) - Brief headlines of events around the globe, June 1998
  2. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - Sep/Oct 2001 (l) - A brief synopsis of world events. September/October 2001
Ancestry, Israelitish
  1. Linguistic Links: What's in a Name? (l) - This linguistic journey ties together a few of the many labels applied to the exiled 10 tribes as the "House of Omri" and the "Sons of Isaac."
Anchor
  1. Set Your Anchors! (l) - Several precarious boating experiences brought home the spiritual lessons of having a strong and secure anchor! Here are six ways to stay firmly attached to God's anchor.
Ancient Egypt
  1. The Exodus Plagues (l) - In the story of Israel's Exodus from slavery in Egypt, God sent devastating plagues on the Egyptians. And there's much more to these plagues than you probably realize!
Ancient Greeks
  1. The Greek Concept of Creation (l) - Origen and Augustine began to interpret much of the book of Genesis as allegory. They viewed the Genesis account as filled with symbolic fictional figures representing truth, human conduct or experience.
Ancient inscription
  1. An Ancient Inscription Proves King David Was Real (l) - Archaeological excavations continue to uphold the events of the Bible.
Ancient Israel
  1. Who Are the Palestinians? (l) - The Israeli Jews are regularly accused of invading and occupying land that is not theirs -- the land of Palestine that purportedly belongs to the indigenous Palestinian people. But just who are the Palestinians? Is the land theirs? What is the truth?
  2. Gideon: When a Few Make a Majority (l) - Spiritual exercise in overcoming seemingly insurmountable obstacles.
Ancient Israelites
  1. The Mysterious Scythians Burst Into History (l) - Many historians have concluded that the Celts and Scythians have a common background.
Androgynous
  1. Gender Blurring in Pagan Worship (l) - Crossdressing existed in ancient pagan worship -- prominent being that of the Babylonian Ishtar, goddess of love, war, fertility and sex, called Inanna in Sumerian. The Israelites in their apostasies worshipped this goddess under the name Ashtoreth and by the title "Queen of Heaven."
Angel
  1. Jesus: Not an Angel but the Angel (l) - Of the many Old Testament references to angels of God, there are a few where One called "the Angel of the Lord" is also identified as "the Lord" (Genesis 16:10-13; Genesis 22:11-12; Exodus 3:2-6; Judges 13:3-22). But how can an angel of God be God Himself? This is evidently the same figure referred to as "the Angel of His Presence" in Isaiah 63:9, as well as the "Angel" God sent to lead the Israelites through the wilderness to the Promised Land (Exodus 14:19; Exodus 23:20).
Angel in this storm
  1. When the Angel Leaves the Storm, Part 2 (l) - How much longer can we count on God's material blessings on America?
Angel intervention
  1. Personal Stories of Angelic Encounters (l) - Many people have reported experiences that seemed to involve angelic help. Here we relay the personal stories of some who have had angelic encounters.
Angel of light
  1. Satan: The Great Seducer (l) - Satan uses people to deceive other people. He especially likes to use people who seem, from outward appearances, to be trustworthy.
Angel of the Lord
  1. "In the Beginning Was the Word" (l) - The apostle John opens his account of the life of Jesus Christ with this declaration: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made . . . And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth" (John 1:1-3,14).
Angels
  1. Kissed by an Angel (l) - Could a chance encounter with a stranger be something more? Whether we're helping an angel or helping a fellow human being made in God's image, God wants us to be kind, merciful and loving -- just as He is.
  2. Is There Really a Spirit World? (l) - Both popular culture and religion bombard us with references to the spirit world. But is it real? What's it all about? Where can you turn to sort out fact from fable?
  3. Answers from Genesis - Part 4 (l) - We continue exploring the book of Genesis and the common questions asked about it. Here are the answers as we best understand them in light of the Bible.
  4. Answers from Genesis - Part 5 (l) - The book of Genesis is known as the book of origins. Here are more frequently asked questions about it.
  5. Angels - Lots of Them (l) - There are countless stories of people being helped in a crisis by an unknown stranger. Could they be angels and if so, what does the Bible have to say about them?
  6. Angels Are Not People Who Died -- Man Has a Far Greater Purpose and Future (l) - A common misconception is that when people die (and especially infants), they go to heaven and become angels. Yet angels have existed far longer than people have, being present at the creation of the earth (Job 38:7).
  7. Appearing in Human Form (l) - What do angels look like? Many people think they look like babies or infants, only with wings. But what does God's Word really say about their appearance?
  8. Conclusion (Angels) (l) - Angels are not fable or myth. God created these beings for a specific purpose -- a purpose that involves you. The truth is fascinating and encouraging!
  9. Did Angels Interbreed With Women to Produce Giants? (l) - Some have taught that a set of scriptures in Genesis 6 refers to fallen angels interbreeding with human women to produce half-demon giants. But there's a more rational explanation.
  10. Do We Have Reminders of Cherubim From the Ancient World? (l) - The derivation of the Hebrew word cherub (keroob or krub), referring to a kind of angel, is uncertain. Some have proposed that it simply means "figure." Others have said it comes from a root meaning "mix," in reference to combined features. Still others look to similar ancient terms. The Akkadian word karibu, which some say refers to intercessory beings and statues of such, seems related to the Assyrian word karabu, meaning "great" or "mighty," and a similar Babylonian term meaning "propitious."
  11. Introduction (l) - Angels have long been popular in our culture. People hold many ideas about them. But are those ideas accurate? Do they agree with what the Bible reveals?
  12. Leading Angels: Michael and Gabriel (l) - The Bible mentions two angels by name -- Michael and Gabriel. What the Bible reveals about them tells us a great deal about the unseen spirit world.
  13. Personal Stories of Angelic Encounters (l) - Many people have reported experiences that seemed to involve angelic help. Here we relay the personal stories of some who have had angelic encounters.
  14. Popular, But Wrong, Ideas About Angels (l) - People have a number of ideas about angels that do not accurately reflect what we see revealed in Scripture.
  15. Serving God and Mankind (l) - Why did God create the angelic spirit world? What is their purpose? What responsibilities do they hold? Let's see the answers as revealed in Scripture.
  16. Should We Worship or Pray to Angels? (l) - Sometimes people want to give angels extra credit. It's as if people want their own angel to lift them from adversity or to do their own bidding in personal affairs. They often look to angelic aid without ever calling on God for help. Some people look to angels almost as their own personal genies.
  17. The Origin of the Spirit Realm (l) - Where did angels come from? How long have these spirit beings existed? Do they have freedom of choice? Let's look in the Bible to discover the answers.
  18. The Vast Multitudes of Heaven's Armies (l) - How many angels are there? What does it mean when Scripture refers to God as "the Lord of hosts"? Does the Bible tell us how many angels exist?
  19. Where Did the Idea of Angels as Babies Originate? (l) - Perhaps one of the oddest depictions of angels is as winged infants, these being referred to as cherubs.
  20. Are There Saved Human Beings in Heaven? (l) - The Scriptures show no human-besides Jesus the Messiah-has ever entered heaven. The voices referred to in Revelation 19, then, are those of angelic beings who surround God's throne.
  21. Did God Create the Devil? (l) - Where did the devil come from? How did such a creature come to be? Did God purposefully create an evil being?
Angels in the Bible
  1. Angels - Lots of Them (l) - There are countless stories of people being helped in a crisis by an unknown stranger. Could they be angels and if so, what does the Bible have to say about them?
Anger
  1. What Does It Take to Be a Successful Single Parent? (l) - Today's epidemic of divorce and single parenthood affects many people, Christians included. How can you be successful as a Christian single parent?
  2. World News & Trends: July/August 2010 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. July 2010
  3. Body Language Helps Hotels Serve Customers (l) - The hotel chain Affinia, with locations in New York City, Chicago, and Washington, D.C., has instituted body-language education to train employees to better anticipate the needs of guests.
  4. Cyberbaiting - Disrespect in the Classroom (l) - Cyberbaiting: Students provoking teachers into angry outbursts in the classroom and then recording and posting video of the incident to social media.
  5. Anger Explosion (l) - If you notice a pattern of anger in your life, you have the opportunity to learn how to control it.
  6. Proverbs: Slow to Anger (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  7. Love and Marriage (l) - Interview with Gary Smalley on love and marriage
  8. (l) - Questions and answers representing issues of interest to young people who want sound biblical advice.
Anger and depression
  1. Coping With Depression (l) - What are the causes of depression? How can we overcome it?
Anger at correction
  1. When We Offend (l) - How willing are we to accept correction, in whatever form God may choose to send it?
Anger, slow to
  1. Longsuffering: A Fusion of Patience and Power (l) - The popular impatiens flowers are so named from seeming to be highly impatient! When their seed pods mature, they explode when touched, sending seeds several yards away. See how this picture illustrates the need for longsuffering, an important fruit of God's Spirit!
Anglican church
  1. The State of the Nation: Britain in Serious Moral Decline (l) - Tawdry events, past and present, have shaken popular confidence in both governmental and religious authority figures in the United Kingdom. Overall, they reflect the gradual decline of traditional values caused in part by the combination of spreading secularism and growing ignorance of true biblical morality. Can current trends be halted and then reversed?
  2. Troubling Times for Three British Institutions! (l) - To comprehend the significance of what is now happening to Britain and why, you need to understand the intriguing history of the grand old British race.
Anglicans
  1. World News and Trends - May/June 2007 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. May 2007
  2. The Anglo-Catholic Unity Conundrum: Consider the Future Implications (l) - Why does the Roman Catholic Church now seek to recruit disenchanted Anglican priests and lay members? How will Pope Benedict's ostensibly generous offer ultimately affect Europe? How do these European religious movements fit into Bible prophecy?
  3. Christendom Losing Ground (l) - After Christ returns, people everywhere will learn and follow true religion -- leading at last to world peace. But today religion seriously divides the planet. And whatever goes by the name of Christianity continues to be relentlessly persecuted in many parts of the world -- especially in some Middle Eastern countries and particularly in the wake of the Arab Spring.
Anglo-American dominance
  1. Britain and the United States Inherit Joseph's Birthright (l) - "And the Lord has declared... that he will set you in praise, fame and honour high above all the nations...as he promised" (Deuteronomy 28:15).
Anglo-American origins
  1. Will the Special Relationship Survive? (l) - The unique relationship that America and Great Britain have forged for more than a hundred years has done much to foster freedom, open markets and good will. When it passes, the world will be a different place.
Anglo-American relationship
  1. The Special Relationship Reaffirmed (l) - The close historic ties between Britain and the United States continue, yet a cloud hangs over the alliance. Britain is increasingly caught in the middle between the United States and Europe.
Angola
  1. "'Peace, Peace!' When There Is No Peace (l) - After somehow surviving perhaps the bloodiest 100-year period in all of human history, is the peace process finally going to work in the 21st century?
Angry child
  1. Helping Your Angry Child Learn Control (l) - Every child gets angry occasionally, but when anger, aggressive acts and negative comments become the norm, it is important for parents to take action to help their children. You can help your child learn to cope with his feelings and express anger in appropriate ways.
Animal communication
  1. Creation News: The Song of the Mouse (l) - Apparently, bursting forth into song when overcome by love isn't merely a human habit found in movies and musical theater.
Animal design
  1. Giraffe Leg Ligaments, Elements of Design (l) - What makes a giraffe stand tall?
Animal husbandry
  1. A Special Lamb (l) - How does God see you? As a sheep, or a goat?
Animal rights
  1. Eating Choices - Does God Care? (l) - Vertical Thought discusses God's involvement in our eating habits with Hope Egan, author of Holy Cow! Does God Care About What We Eat? In her book, Ms. Egan invites readers to look at their eating habits by examining the meat-related biblical food laws and God's overall design for healthy eating.
  2. Did God Give Animals Rights? (l) - What is the difference between human beings and animals? Why did God make animals? How should a vertical-thinking person treat animals?
Animal sacrifice
  1. World News Review March 2000 (l) - World news - March 2000
Animals
  1. Duke: Lessons From a Cat's Life (l) - "There is nothing in the animal world, to my mind, more delightful than grown cats at play. They are so swift and light and graceful, so subtle and designing, and yet so richly comic." -- Monica Edwards, children's book author
  2. Foot-and-Mouth Disease: A Virus with Global Reach (l) - A serious problem has spread from Britian to Europe and South America with potenial worldwide effects. What lessons can we learn from this costly epidemic?
Animals as food
  1. A Telling Event From Jesus Christ's Ministry (l) - Many people assume Jesus Christ abolished the distinctions between clean and unclean meats, even though, as we have seen, no evidence for this exists in the Scriptures.
Annihilationism
  1. A Kinder, Gentler Hell? (l) - As opinions about Hell have changed over the years, so have the teachings of many churches. But what does the Bible say?
Annual observances
  1. How Should We Observe God's Festivals? (l) - After we come to realize that the Holy Days are vitally important to mankind and eminently applicable to our modern world, we naturally want to learn more about how to observe them.
Annual Sabbath
  1. Three days and three nights (l) - The choice of a Sunday date for Easter is based on the assumption that Christ rose from the grave early on a Sunday morning. The popular belief is that Christ was crucified on a Friday and rose on a Sunday. But neither of these suppositions is true. A close reading of the Bible makes that quite clear.
Annual sabbaths
  1. Three Days and Three Nights: Did Jesus Keep His Word? (l) - Jesus foretold the length of time He would be in the grave as a sign that He was the Messiah. But that time simply doesn't fit between a supposed Good Friday crucifixion and burial and an Easter Sunday resurrection. What does the Bible actually tell us?
Anointed one
  1. Was Jesus the Promised Messiah? (l) - What was Jesus Christ's purpose? Why did he come to earth? Why will he come again?
  2. Who Was Jesus Christ? (1/2002) (l) - What was Jesus' identity? Was he truly the Christ?
Anointing
  1. Your Responsibility in Healing (l) - We all have experienced health issues in our lives -- as have many we know and love. But just what is our role in the healing process?
Anorexia
  1. "Manorexia" -- New Threat (l) - Anorexia among men is a growing concern to health officials according to new statistics from the United Kingdom.
Answered prayer
  1. Additional conditions for answered prayers (l) - Conditions of answered prayer.
  2. I Was a Stranger and You Took Me In (l) - "The rest of you, who are my eager companions, wait here, while I, with my own ship and companions that are in it, go and find out about these people, and learn what they are, whether they are savage and violent, and without justice, or hospitable to strangers and with minds that are godly"--The Odyssey of Homer
  3. In Contact With God: Answered Prayer on the Coeur d'Alene River (l) - But does God care about and give answers to help with the little things in our lives?
  4. Lessons Learned During the San Diego Fires (l) - The Santa Ana winds were howling, and the smoke became so thick you couldn't see. Then you could feel the ashes falling! Through the terror of October's wildfires we learned some vital lessons.
  5. God Is My Helper (l) - Does God place conditions on receiving His help?
  6. Answered Prayer Through Opportunity (l) - Answered Prayer! What a wonderful reality! What a wonderful promise.
  7. God Has Conditions for Answered Prayer (l) - It is only logical that God expects us to fulfill certain conditions if we want His help.
  8. Whose Prayers Does God Hear? (l) - While Americans mourned and prayed for God's comfort and strength, passionate religious extremists offered prayers of thanks for what they saw as a great victory. Whose prayers does God hear?
Answers to reader questions
  1. Questions and Answers - Nov/Dec 2006 (l) - Answers to readers' questions. Good News, November 2006
  2. (l) - The following questions and answers represent issues of interest to young people who want sound biblical advice.
Ant
  1. God, Science and the Bible: More to Consider About the Ant (l) - Consider the ant, Solomon urged, and learn wisdom from her ways (Proverbs 6:6).
Ant lessons
  1. God, Science and the Bible: More to Consider About the Ant (l) - Consider the ant, Solomon urged, and learn wisdom from her ways (Proverbs 6:6).
Anthrax
  1. Today's Arms Race: How Will It End? (l) - America, Russia and China are locked in a new arms race involving unprecedented weapons technology. Will this growing arms race end the human race?
  2. Pathogens, Poisons and Other Weapons of Terror (l) - Just as the United States was recovering from the Sept 11 attack, a wave of envelopes containing anthrax spread through its mail system-conjuring fearsof even direr prospects for the future.
Anthropic principle
  1. The Intelligent Design Revolution (l) - A new movement is starting to shake a scientific establishment built on the assumptions of Darwinian evolution. What is intelligent design, and why is it gaining so much ground?
Anti-Americanism
  1. Major International Challenges Confront President Bush's Second Term (l) - The world looks very different four years after President Bush took office. What challenges lie ahead for the second Bush administration?
  2. Anti-American Sentiment Increases in South America (l) - This month's Summit of the Americas highlighted the change in attitude toward the United States.
  3. Hatred Rising (l) - Why do seemingly civilized people seethe with unreasonable hatred? America wastes its time and energy to try to understand why it is hated. What does the truth mean to you?
  4. A Growing Confederacy Against Modern Israel (l) - Somalia is the latest nation to fall to the forces of radical Islam. Militant Muslims have also made advances elsewhere. Additionally, it's becoming clear that the Russians and the Chinese are acting against U.S. interests, even inviting Iran's leader to the Shanghai Cooperation Council meeting, while denying the United States observer status. Are we seeing a growing confederacy against the United States and Britain?
  5. World News and Trends - May/June 2007 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. May 2007
  6. "Why Do People Hate Us So Much?" (l) - There is much hatred and resentment directed toward the United States throughout the world, not just in the Middle East. One scripture helps us to understand why the problem has worsened in recent decades: "Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people"
  7. America: Uninformed and Unaware (l) - After the September 11 attacks, many countries view America more as the villain than the victim. Many analysts say anti-Americanism is higher now than at any time since the Viet Nam War.
  8. World News and Trends - Jul/Aug 2003 (l) - With so much happening so quickly in today's world, how can you keep up? The Good News staff reviews dozens of news sources every day to bring you what's truly important.
  9. Alarming Increase of Anti-Americanism in Latin America (l) - The war in faraway Iraq has fueled rising resentment against the United States much closer to home.
  10. The Coming Clash Between Europe and America (l) - While the United States is focused on its war on terror and conflict with Iraq, new threats continue to emerge of which Americans are largely oblivious.
Anti-Bible
  1. "Election Armageddon" coming to America? (l) - Will traditional capitalism prevail, or will America choose to go even further down the dangerous road of socialism? Never before has the country faced such a clear-cut choice.
  2. The Great Battle for God (l) - In our confused and chaotic world, one of the great battlefields is whether God is real and if His Word has meaning for us today. Few grasp that the same instruction mankind rejects holds the answers to our problems and to the greatest questions of life.
Anti-Catholic
  1. (l) - Letters from the readers of the Good News magazine, May/June 2004
Anti-Christian
  1. America's War on God (l) - More evident than America's war on terror is a concerted effort to push God and His laws of morality out of the country's civic and personal life. Are you alert to the fight being waged? What side do you come down on?
  2. Government and the Gay Agenda (l) - Make no mistake -- sin is sin, and God's Word condemns all forms of sexual sin, including adultery, fornication and pornography. But what is especially shocking in modern society's war against God is how homosexual activity has gone from something practiced behind closed doors to being advocated by government and flaunted in Main Street parades. Does anyone care how God views this?
Anti-evolution
  1. A Deeper Look at the Evidence (l) - Many excellent books and videos have been published in recent years detailing scientific findings and conclusions that point to a Creator.
Anti-family
  1. "Parent One" and "Parent Two": The Unraveling of the Traditional Family (l) - A war is under way against marriage and family. Who is behind it? How is the battle being waged? What are the stakes? And who will ultimately win?
Anti-God
  1. The Great Battle for God (l) - In our confused and chaotic world, one of the great battlefields is whether God is real and if His Word has meaning for us today. Few grasp that the same instruction mankind rejects holds the answers to our problems and to the greatest questions of life.
Anti-Israel
  1. German Debate Shows Anti-Semitism Can Worsen Quickly (l) - The heightened religious tensions in Jerusalem caused by ongoing Jewish-Muslim conflicts are spilling over to Europe.
Anti-Israel sentiment
  1. The Crucial Human Element in the Current Crisis (l) - Human beings make up nations and national groups. And human leaders inevitably possess highly individual personalities, legacies and backgrounds. To imagine that these factors never influence even crucial national decision-making would be highly unrealistic.
Anti-Judaism
  1. Rediscovering Christianity: Scholars Have Second Thoughts (l) - For centuries an ingrained bias has influenced scholars' and theologians' views of both the Old and New Testaments. Some are now realizing and correcting that error.
Anti-marriage
  1. "Parent One" and "Parent Two": The Unraveling of the Traditional Family (l) - A war is under way against marriage and family. Who is behind it? How is the battle being waged? What are the stakes? And who will ultimately win?
Anti-Semitism
  1. World News and Trends - Jul/Aug 2003 (l) - With so much happening so quickly in today's world, how can you keep up? The Good News staff reviews dozens of news sources every day to bring you what's truly important.
  2. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - Nov/Dec 2002 (l) - Here is an overview of conditions around the world.
Antibiotic abuse
  1. Are Deadly Infections an Indicator of Worse to Come? (l) - Doctors and hospitals are increasingly sobered by deadly new strains of "superbugs" that are largely invulnerable to today's most potent antibiotics. Is it possible we could we see epidemics of incurable infections?
Antibiotics
  1. A Modern Menace: Emerging and Reemerging Diseases (l) - Worried health officials have declared the latest swine flu outbreak to be a worldwide epidemic, though so far it has proven not to be as deadly as first feared. But is this a warning of greater dangers to come? Does Bible prophecy give any indications?
  2. The Profit Motive and Meat Production (l) - Sometimes unhealthy food products are placed on the market because suppliers take short cuts to save money. The results can be tragic.
Antichrist
  1. The coming "Abomination of Desolation" (l) - The False Prophet who exemplifies the spirit of antichrist in the last days will usher in a time of great trouble.
  2. A man who would make himself as God (l) - The apostle Paul issued a warning about the spirit of antichrist that would infiltrate the Church.
  3. Stand strong with Christ (l) - God's Word tells us to pay close attention, open our eyes, scrutinize our religion. Does it match with the authentic Christianity Jesus taught?
  4. Standing against Christ (l) - Who is the Antichrist?
  5. The ultimate antichrist (l) - The ultimate antichrist is, of course, Satan the devil.
  6. What the Bible Really Says About Antichrist (l) - With the historical background in mind, and the prophecies made by Daniel and Jesus pointing to a future time that will signal the Great Tribulation, need we be concerned about the Antichrist only in terms of the coming Beast and False Prophet?
  7. The Beast, the False Prophet and the Antichrist (l) - What does Bible prophecy tell us about the mysterious figures called the Beast, the False Prophet and the Antichrist? How can we understand?
  8. Questions and Answers - Apr/Jun 2003 (l) - Questions and answers on issues of interest to young people who want sound biblical advice.
Antinomianism
  1. The Founder of the Situation Ethics Movement (l) - An Anglican theologian developed situation ethics in the 1960s after critiquing legalism and antinomianism.
Antiochus
  1. What Is the "Abomination of Desolation"? (l) - We can learn a great deal about this end-time prophecy of "the abomination of desolation" from the original one Daniel foretold.
  2. The Feast of Hanukkah: Testimony to Bible Prophecy (l) - The Jewish community worldwide lights candles in celebration of the Hanukkah festival. The dramatic story behind this festival not only shows us God's faithfulness, but also the certain reliability of prophecy!
  3. Just What Is the Abomination of Desolation (l) - In Jesus Christ's best known prophecy, he spoke of a coming "abomination of desolation,"in Jerusalem. What does this mean? In this prophecy, the past helps up understand the future.
  4. The North-South Struggle for the Middle East (l) - An end-time prophecy in the book of Daniel describes a conflict between two kings. Who might they be in today's world?
  5. The Intertestamental Period: Daniel's Prophecies Come to Pass (l) - The inpart fulfillment of the prophecies in Daniel.
Antiochus Epiphanes
  1. What Is the "Abomination of Desolation"? (l) - We can learn a great deal about this end-time prophecy of "the abomination of desolation" from the original one Daniel foretold.
Antipas
  1. "And You Hold Fast to My Name" (l) - The meaning or the name of Christ may hold the key to how you will handle not only your many tomorrows, but the momentary challenges facing you today.
Antisemitism
  1. Hatred Rising (l) - Why do seemingly civilized people seethe with unreasonable hatred? America wastes its time and energy to try to understand why it is hated. What does the truth mean to you?
  2. A Page on the World: Secrets of the Kingdom (l) - Gerald Posner gives "the inside story of the Saudi-U.S. connection" (2005, ISBN 1-4000-6291-8).
  3. A Coming Divine Deliverance for Israel (l) - Regional forces arrayed against the modern state of Israel are very formidable. It may alarm some to learn that Bible prophecy says things are going to go awry in the long run.
  4. World News and Trends - November/December 2006 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. November 2006.
  5. The Next Holocaust (l) - The ugly specter of anti-Semitism was on display again last month in Iran. It should send a shudder up and down your spine, and serve as a warning that this disease has not been eradicated and threatens world peace.
  6. Why the Jews? The Reason for Antisemitism (l) - Dennis Prager and Joseph Telushkin look at the implications of anti-Semitism.
  7. Anti-Semitism Now Directed Against Israel as a Nation (l) - the new anti-semitism focuses not on Judaism as a religion, nor on Jews as a race, but on Jews as a nation.
  8. When Will the West Wake Up? (l) - Islamic extremism is back-not that it ever went away. Following the terrorist attacks in Mumbai and the continuing threats from Iranian proxy Hamas, the question must be asked: When will the West wake up?
  9. World News & Trends March/April 2009 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. March/April 2009
  10. From Sabbath to Sunday: How and Why the Change? (l) - When did Sunday, the first day of the week, come to be seen as a substitute for the seventh-day Sabbath commanded in Scripture?
  11. In Brief: Trends That Affect Your Life (l) - Trends in the news. Nov 2010.
  12. The Crucial Human Element in the Current Crisis (l) - Human beings make up nations and national groups. And human leaders inevitably possess highly individual personalities, legacies and backgrounds. To imagine that these factors never influence even crucial national decision-making would be highly unrealistic.
  13. Something Better Than Easter (l) - Exactly how did Easter - a holiday not found in the Bible and never celebrated in the early Church - come to replace the Passover, an observance that is plainly found in the Bible?
  14. School Assignment Underscores Growing Anti-Semitism (l) - It's not uncommon to hear stories of growing anti-Semitism in Europe or especially the Middle East, but a U.S. middle school seems like an unlikely place for promoting Holocaust denial.
  15. German Debate Shows Anti-Semitism Can Worsen Quickly (l) - The heightened religious tensions in Jerusalem caused by ongoing Jewish-Muslim conflicts are spilling over to Europe.
  16. Faith: Is It All God Requires for Salvation? (l) - Martin Luther was correct in rejecting Catholic teaching and practice that one could essentially "buy" salvation through donations to the church or physical acts. But his belief in "faith alone" is a serious theological error with lasting impact to this day.
  17. Martin Luther: The Unfinished Reformation (l) - Five centuries have passed since Martin Luther started the Protestant Reformation and changed the world. What's the story behind the man and the movement he started?
  18. How Easter replaced the biblical Passover (l) - Why did Easter replace the Passover?
  19. The Corruption of Apostolic Christianity (l) - In the centuries following the apostles, the entire way of life taught by the apostles was steadily abandoned until what most considered the Christian religion bore little resemblance to the original apostolic teachings.
  20. Debate About Islam Continues: Is It a Religion of Peace? (l) - Muslim officials have declared their peaceful intentions through messages at their annual hajj. U.S. President Bush and British Prime Minister Blair have publicly praised Islam as a religion of peace. Others challenge that assertion, as the debate goes on.
  21. The Rising Specter of Anti-Semitism (l) - European countries are experiencing a rise in anti-Semitic acts unlike any seen since World War II. Has the haunted past come knocking on the door again? The number of hate attacks has increased since the latest Mideast "intifada" began in September 2000. Where will it lead and what lies behind such deep-seated anger toward Jews and supporters of the nation of Israel?
  22. The New (Anti-Semitic) World Order (l) - Anti-Semitism is nothing new. It's been around since ancient times. Even within living memory of the deaths of 6 million Jews in the Holocaust, anti-Semitism is back, with an increasing number of violent threats and attacks directed at Jewish targets.
  23. World News and Trends - Jan/Feb 2004 (l) - An Overview of Conditions Around the World, Jan/Feb 2004.
  24. What's on the Front Page of Your Mind? (l) - What's on the Front Page of Your Mind?
Antisemitism and Christianity
  1. A Coming Time of Martyrdom (l) - Many don't grasp the fact that true Christianity is deeply rooted in the writings of the Hebrew Bible, or Old Testament. The last generation of Christians will not escape the same burdens that the Jews have had to bear for centuries.
Antochus
  1. The coming "Abomination of Desolation" (l) - The False Prophet who exemplifies the spirit of antichrist in the last days will usher in a time of great trouble.
Antonia fortress
  1. Another Temple Mount Battle (l) - We're used to seeing headlines about bloody clashes between Arabs and Israelis over the Temple Mount. But another battle, involving old arguments, is reemerging -- being waged over history and archaeology as it relates to where the Jerusalem temples actually existed. What are the facts?
Ants
  1. Ants (l) - Ants are a nuisance we all deal with at times. Yet there's a lot we as Christians can learn from the little ant.
Anxiety
  1. The Answer to the Madness (l) - How is your world right now? How is it working for you? If you're like many people, it sometimes seems overwhelming and frightening. So what's the answer?
  2. Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled (l) - When the storms and problems of life seem overwhelming, where can we turn for hope and encouragement?
  3. The Bible's Keys to Mental Health (l) - Why are mental problems and disabilities on the rise? Could it be that we overlook the Bible's keys to healthy, positive thinking?
  4. Biblical Solutions to Anxiety (l) - What the Bible says about worry and anxiety.
ANZAC
  1. Australia: An Underappreciated Nation (l) - World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm and Iraq. Only one nation has fought in all these wars from beginning to end--Australia.
Apart
  1. The Train Ride (l) - We're all passengers on a metaphorical express train. Why are so few concerned about the destination?
Apathy
  1. Overcoming Apathy (l) - There are times in our lives when we lose our way, become stationary and cannot seem to move forward. What can we do?
APEC
  1. World News Review November 1999 (l) - World news - Nov 1993
Aphrodite
  1. The Resurrection Connection (l) - How did worship of an ancient god and goddess come to be associated with the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ? Although the details are lost in time, a closer look at the ancient mythology surrounding their worship will help us understand how pagan practices have survived in popular Easter customs.
Apocalypse
  1. The Book of Revelation's Divine Authority (l) - Too many scholars and critics place the book of Revelation, the Apocalypse of the Bible, in the same class as other apocalyptic writings. They don't realize that the book of Revelation is in a class of its own.
Apocalyptic writings
  1. The Book of Revelation's Divine Authority (l) - Too many scholars and critics place the book of Revelation, the Apocalypse of the Bible, in the same class as other apocalyptic writings. They don't realize that the book of Revelation is in a class of its own.
Apology
  1. Balance Your Books (l) - What does it really take to balance our books?
  2. Turning Swords Into Plowshares: Starting Now (l) - A nation ahead of its time in repairing the breaches.
Apostle
  1. Profiles of Faith - Paul, Apostle to the Gentiles (l) - The Apostle Paul was a chosen vessel of God to bear His name before Gentiles, kings, and the children of Israel.
Apostle John
  1. John: An Apostle of Godly Love (l) - John's Gospel and his three epistles focus on love. In his gospel he refers to himself as that disciple whom Jesus loved.
Apostle Paul
  1. Paul: Apostle to the Gentiles (l) - How much do you really know about the apostle Paul? Why did God choose Paul and who was he? Many factors in his background--his family, intelligence, hometown, Roman citizenship, education and zeal--appear to have marked him for God's use.
  2. Is Today the Only Day of Salvation? (l) - Paul in no way meant to contradict the many passages in the Bible that show that many others will have an opportunity for salvation in future ages.
  3. Changes in Christian Scholars' Perspective on God's Law (l) - Christian scholars are changing their views of the status of God's laws in New Testament. One cannot help but hope that many others will be encouraged by their example to change their prejudices against obeying the Ten Commandments.
  4. God's Festivals in the New Testament (l) - God's festivals, which began in the Old Testament, are also observed by New Testament Christians. Here are a number of New Testament scriptural references to this fact.
  5. Paul's Desire to "Depart and Be With Christ" (l) - The interval from Paul's last thought as a human being to the time of his seeing Christ in the resurrection will seem instantaneous, since the Bible shows that the dead know nothing (Ecclesiastes 9:5). This is why Paul wrote as he did in his letter to the Philippians.
  6. Introduction: Sunset to Sunset, God's Sabbath Rest (l) - Was the Sabbath condemned and changed in the early New Testament Church, or confirmed? Did God sanctify the Sabbath at the time He created Adam and Eve, or did He first set it apart as holy time at the Exodus more than 2,000 years later? Was the Sabbath changed from the seventh day of the week to another day, and, if so, when?
  7. The Sabbath in the Scriptures (l) - The Sabbath is mentioned 117 times in the Bible (King James). Christ's custom was to keep the Sabbath, as well as the apostles many years after His death. Not one scripture indicates that the Sabbath has been changed or abolished.
  8. Profiles of Faith - Paul, Apostle to the Gentiles (l) - The Apostle Paul was a chosen vessel of God to bear His name before Gentiles, kings, and the children of Israel.
Apostle Peter
  1. Profiles of Faith - Peter: From Fisherman to Fisher of Men (l) - We are to become fishers of men and women. There is no greater work or priviledge on the face of the earth, as a man called Peter learned.
Apostles
  1. Foundations (l) - Each of us is designed to build on something that will last for eternity.
  2. What Did the Early Church Believe and Practice? (l) - These are some of the major differences between the Christianity of the time of Christ and the apostles and that commonly practiced today. Look into your Bible to see if your beliefs and practices square with what Jesus Christ and the apostles practiced and taught.
  3. Introduction: The Church Jesus Built (l) - I write so that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in . . . the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth" (1Timothy 3:15).
  4. 'Church' and 'Congregation' in the Scriptures (l) - The Church of God, the term most generally applied to God's people in English translations of the New Testament, is the body of people who are special to God because they obey His Word and accept His Son, Jesus Christ, as the Messiah.
  5. What is the True Gospel? (l) - The ancient prophets, Jesus and His apostles all spoke of a literal kingdom that will supersede the world's governments. When these prophecies become a reality, a triumphant cry will ring out: "The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!" (Revelation 11:15).
  6. Why is the Sabbath Commandment Not Repeated in the New Testament? (l) - Throughout the book of Acts -- written by Luke, a gentile -- the Sabbath and the annual Sabbaths described in Leviticus 23 are mentioned quite routinely. Whether to observe them simply wasn't a question.
  7. Following in the Footsteps of the Apostles (l) - Paul informs us of an important characteristic of the Church that Christ built. With Christ as its foundational cornerstone, the Church's foundation also rests on the teachings of the apostles and -- not to be overlooked -- the prophets of the Old Testament (Ephesians 2:19-20)
  8. The New Testament Writers (l) - It is through the apostles, men chosen for a unique role that God brought about the creation of the 27 books comprising the New Testament. Their accounts were preserved as the New Testament. Fundamentally they were apostolic writings.
  9. The Bible & Archaeology - The Book of Acts: The Church Begins (l) - After decades of examination, Sir William Ramsay concluded that the Book of Acts is trustworthy, with a true historic sense.
Apostles and the Old Testament
  1. The Apostles, the Old Testament and God's Law (l) - It is crucial to set the record straight on what Christ's apostles really taught concerning the laws given to define righteousness found in the Old Testament.
Apostles, conversion of
  1. The Apostles: A Case Study in Conversion (l) - The coming of the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2:1-4) transformed the apostles of Jesus Christ from a group of ordinary men into some of the most remarkable and dynamic leaders the world has known. To appreciate the magnitude of their transformation, we need to take a closer look at the same men before they received God's Spirit.
Apostolic belief
  1. Did Paul Expect to be conscious in Heaven Right After Dying? (l) - Did the Apostle Paul expect to go to heaven?
Apostolic church
  1. The Corruption of Apostolic Christianity (l) - In the centuries following the apostles, the entire way of life taught by the apostles was steadily abandoned until what most considered the Christian religion bore little resemblance to the original apostolic teachings.
  2. (l) - Teaching and practices of the early church.
Apostolic faith
  1. What Did the Early Church Believe and Practice? (l) - These are some of the major differences between the Christianity of the time of Christ and the apostles and that commonly practiced today. Look into your Bible to see if your beliefs and practices square with what Jesus Christ and the apostles practiced and taught.
  2. Did Paul Expect to be conscious in Heaven Right After Dying? (l) - Did the Apostle Paul expect to go to heaven?
Appalachian Trail
  1. Like Hiking With God (l) - If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. -- Henry David Thoreau
Appearance
  1. What Your Appearance Says About You (l) - Some people don't think clothes matter or that it makes any difference how they wear their hair. The Bible says differently. Read this article to find out how and why.
Appearances
  1. What Are They Thinking of Me? (l) - Making a good first impression is about more than your appearance - it's about giving!
Appeasement
  1. Appeasement's Role in the Terror War (l) - Following the July 7 terror bombings in London, many evoked memories of the blitz in World War II. Regrettably, that's not the only analogy with the Second World War that is appropriate.
  2. Appeasement in the Face of Danger: Deadly Parallels (l) - Following the July 7 terror bombings in London, many evoked memories of the blitz in World War II. Regrettably, that's not the only analogy with the Second World War that is appropriate.
  3. Are We in a Dangerous Age of Appeasement? (l) - Two significant powers, Russia and Iran, are throwing their weight around and taking over nearby territory. But rather than stand up to them, Western powers -- especially the United States -- meekly acquiesce. The parallels with the preâ€"World War II appeasement of Adolf Hitler are striking.
Appendix
  1. More Useless Body Parts? (l) - Were human beings put together with definite purpose, or are we merely evolutionary happenstance?
Applying the Bible
  1. Relating the Bible to Life (l) - We hope will help you relate the Bible with everyday life. After all, if we don't understand how to relate God's Word to life, how can we benefit from its timeless truths?
Appointments
  1. The Questions of Life & God's Holy Days (l) - What is the purpose of life? Why were we born? What is man's destiny? What happens after death? God's annual festivals portray events that answer these big questions of life.
Appreciation
  1. What Are They Thinking of Me? (l) - Making a good first impression is about more than your appearance - it's about giving!
  2. Giving, Receiving and Gratitude (l) - Sometimes we are surprised by what influences us in our lives and what can really put us in awe.
  3. The Art of Appreciation: The Bucket Fillers (l) - Each of us has a figurative "bucket" waiting to be filled. How can you fill your own and others'?
April
  1. The Twelve Months - Part Two (l) - Have you ever wondered about the origin of the names and structure of our calendar months?
Aptitudes
  1. Discover Your Unique Gifts and Talents (l) - Learning about yourself can make your life happier and healthier.
Aquifer
  1. Fountains of the Deep: African Aquifer (l) - A large aquifer -- water stored in porous rock layers underground -- in Namibia was recently found.
Arab alliance
  1. November/December 2018 (l) - An overview of events and conditions around the world featured in the November/December 2018 issue of Beyond Today.
Arab colonization
  1. Who Are the Palestinians? (l) - The Israeli Jews are regularly accused of invading and occupying land that is not theirs -- the land of Palestine that purportedly belongs to the indigenous Palestinian people. But just who are the Palestinians? Is the land theirs? What is the truth?
Arab confederation
  1. Erdogan's Grand Vision for Turkey and the Arab World (l) - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan's actions and words confirm his country's independence in determining its foreign affairs. What course is he charting for Turkey's future?
  2. A Biblical Prophecy of an Arab Confederation (l) - Psalm 83 contains an intriguing prophecy of many Middle Eastern nations that appears to be as yet unfulfilled and to possibly tie in with end-time events. If so, it foretells a confederation of Arab nations that are determined to eliminate Israel. "They have taken crafty counsel against Your people, and consulted together against Your sheltered ones.
  3. Prophecy of an Arab Confederation (l) - The Psalms contain an intriguing prophecy that foretells a confederation of Arab nations that are determined to eliminate Israel.
Arab democracy
  1. Is Democracy the Answer? (l) - With Middle Eastern regimes toppling in the face of popular uprisings, many are hopeful that the region will soon experience newfound freedom and well-being through democratic reform. But if democracy comes, will it really lead to liberty?
  2. Majority Rule May Spell Islamic Tyranny (l) - In discussing democracy, it's important to specify what is meant.
Arab desperation
  1. God's Plan for the Middle East (l) - The news out of the Middle East today leaves us with little hope and very little good news. Does anyone have solutions to these huge problems?
Arab governance
  1. Key to the Middle East-Seek First to Understand (l) - The poor of the world will suffer one more time before Christ intervenes with His form of government that will bring a lasting and secure peace.
Arab nationalism
  1. Suez - Important Lessons From an Event 50 Years Ago (l) - When Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal 50 years ago, it started a chain of events whose results are still being felt today.
  2. The Creation of the Modern Middle East (l) - In the 20th century Arabs were to become independent -- not one nation but more than 20. One great frustration for the Arab world today is that there are 22 Arab countries and little immediate prospect of Arab unity.
  3. A Rising Tide of Arab Nationalism (l) - One of the most significant developments in the Middle East following the Treaty of Versailles ending World War I was rising Arab nationalism.
  4. Iraq and the Middle East: A Century of Turmoil Continues (l) - God has had a standard of righteous conduct that began at the time of the creation of Adam and has not changed since
Arab oil
  1. Iraq and the Middle East: A Century of Turmoil Continues (l) - God has had a standard of righteous conduct that began at the time of the creation of Adam and has not changed since
Arab peoples
  1. Palestine/Israel -- Whose Land Is It, Really? Part 2 (l) - When the people who have divine right to Palestine receive the land from God, He will require them to be a model nation and a benefactor to all other nations. Nations will neither terrorize nor conquer each other any more.
Arab revolution
  1. The Middle East: What Now? (l) - The Middle East's long era of strongmen may be reaching its end. If so, what will replace it?
  2. The Arab awakening and Islamic fundamentalism (l) - The unrest that began with Tunisia in December 2010 has spread to many other Middle Eastern countries. Other despotic rulers may well fall in addition to those already forced from power. But will we witness the emergence of secularist democracies supporting the West, as many hope? Or will the era of autocratic rulers in the Middle East morph into an Islamist confederation spanning the region?
  3. The Arab revolution's impact on Israel (l) - The focus of much of the world's media continues to be on the revolution sweeping through the Arab world. Yet the eventual impact on the state of Israel could be crucial to its future.
Arab spring
  1. Israel: Growing Danger on Every Side (l) - One of the smallest democracies in the world faces increased hostility from its neighbors -- and even from its democratic friends in the West.
  2. The Downside of the Arab Spring (l) - The Arab Spring brought the prospects for democratic development, but also the very real risks of Islamic ascension, political and economic chaos, humanitarian disaster and the persecution of Christians.
  3. Syria's Part in a New Middle East (l) - Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan pressed the embattled government of Syrian President Bashar Assad to accept a peace plan that would impose an immediate cease-fire between Assad's forces and rebels, deliver humanitarian aid to Syria's beleaguered people and force the government into dialogue with the opposition.
  4. Who Will Dominate the Middle East? (l) - As America pulls out of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, other powers are rushing in to fill the vacuum. Domestic, regional and global forces are all vying for influence. Where are events in the ever-volatile Middle East headed?
  5. Revisiting the Arab Spring (l) - Several months ago historian and political commentator Walter Laqueur voiced his concerns in World Affairs about the unexpected end results of the much-heralded Arab Spring.
  6. A "New World Disorder" Stalks Humanity (l) - During early autumn a Wall Street Journal editorial stated: "The Obama Presidency has been an era of slowly building tension and disorder that seems likely to flare into larger troubles and perhaps even military conflict no matter who wins in November. This is the bigger picture . . ." ("The New World Disorder," Sept. 13, 2012).
  7. A Crucial Biblical Question for the President (and You) (l) - Given the opportunity, what would you ask your country's leader as he starts a new term in office? How would his answer stack up against the Bible, and does it matter?
  8. Will America Cease to Lead the World? (l) - From the time of its founding, this unique nation sought to base its future success on the efforts of free individuals, not on class distinctions and hereditary status. America became undisputed world leader because it was set apart not only by the Declaration of Independence, but by its destiny set forth in the Bible. Why, then, is America gradually forfeiting world leadership?
  9. Osama bin Laden's Dream Lives On (l) - Osama bin Laden, whose al-Qaeda terror group was behind the devastating Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, has been dead for almost two years. But his dream lives on, and we see this being played out in headlines across the Middle East, Africa and South Asia.
  10. Winter Advisory: The Arab Spring That Wasn't (l) - Despite rosy forecasts of an "Arab Spring," a cold Islamist winter grips the Middle East, as developments in Egypt make clear. What does this mean for the future of this critical region?
  11. Syria's Civil War Spills Over its Borders (l) - Successful containment of any major difficulty normally means a much better chance of concluding it.
Arab unity
  1. Egypt's Revolution: Will It Unsettle the Middle East? (l) - What's behind the revolutionary fever sweeping the Arab world? It's already having a major impact in the region and may spawn key changes needed to fulfill end-time events.
  2. The Middle East: Focus of End-Time Prophecy (l) - We often see the Middle East catapulted to the forefront of news programs around the world. Even faraway nations are deeply affected by what happens in this volatile region. You need to understand what has been prophesied to occur there and why.
  3. The Creation of the Modern Middle East (l) - In the 20th century Arabs were to become independent -- not one nation but more than 20. One great frustration for the Arab world today is that there are 22 Arab countries and little immediate prospect of Arab unity.
  4. Behind the Headlines ... America vs. Iraq or America vs. the World? (l) - One year after Sept. 11, in the debate on terrorism, America is often seen as the villain, no longer as the victim. Why do so many people around the world hate America?
Arab world
  1. World News Review January 2007 (l) - World news review, January 2007.
Arabic
  1. Arabic -- the Semitic Language of the Arabs (l) - The cultural, intellectual and social mindset of a people has its roots in language.
Arabs
  1. The Middle East's Family Feud (l) - The Middle East continues to be a powder keg of violent unrest and political upheaval. What's the root cause of the seemingly never-ending conflict? And what is the solution to the world's oldest family feud?
  2. The Biblical Origins of the Arab Peoples (l) - Why is there so much unrest in the Middle East? Why is there constant strife between the Israelis and Palestinians? The answers to these questions didn't begin with the formation of the state of Israel in 1948. The history of these conflicts goes back 4,000 years and is recorded in a place many people would never think to look-the Bible!
  3. World News Review August 2003 (l) - world news review. August 2003.
Arabs and Israel
  1. The Origins and Future of the Mideast Conflict Over Israel (l) - Why is there so much unrest in the Middle East? Why do we see constant strife between the Israelis and their neighbors? The answers to these questions didn't begin with the formation of the state of Israel in 1948. The history of these conflicts goes back 4,000 years and is recorded in a place many people would never think to look - the Bible!
  2. The Arab revolution's impact on Israel (l) - The focus of much of the world's media continues to be on the revolution sweeping through the Arab world. Yet the eventual impact on the state of Israel could be crucial to its future.
  3. Why Is Israel the Focus of Muslim Hostility? (l) - At the heart of the ongoing conflict in the Middle East is ongoing hatred among Muslim nations toward Israel and the Jewish people. What are the underlying causes?
Arabs and Jews
  1. Not Enemies Forever (l) - Europeans, Arabs and Jews could gain much from cooperation. In the coming reign of the Messiah, the Christ, the descendants of all three groups will learn to flourish in cooperation and peace.
Arabs of Palestine
  1. Who Are the Palestinians? (l) - The Israeli Jews are regularly accused of invading and occupying land that is not theirs -- the land of Palestine that purportedly belongs to the indigenous Palestinian people. But just who are the Palestinians? Is the land theirs? What is the truth?
Arabs, identity of the
  1. Western Thinking About Middle East Misses Key Factor (l) - Say "Middle East" to people in other parts of the world, and they will think in terms of countries such as Jordan, Lebanon, Israel, Egypt, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, etc. Recent events have forced the average Westerner to become aware of the factor of religious sects within these countries. There is yet another factor about which we need to be aware in order to anticipate future events.
Arafat
  1. After Arafat (l) - A second contentious dispute between Yasir Arafat and a second prime minister over the control of the Palestinian Security Services shows the world what kind of leader Arafat is -- and what the Palestinian Authority will be like when he is gone.
  2. Retreat From Gaza (l) - Israel has completed its pullout from Gaza, a piece of territory it has controlled since 1967. Is this the start of a final road to peace between the Palestinians and the Israelis? Or will it be a futile gesture that leaves Israel vulnerable to further terrorist attacks?
  3. World News and Trends - Nov/Dec 1998 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. November/December 1998.
Arc Manche
  1. How the EU Wastes Billions (l) - A recent article summed up the basic problem in one sentence.
Archaeology
  1. God, Science and the Bible (7/05) (l) - News from the world of science about God and the Bible.
  2. God, Science and the Bible (11/05) (l) - News from the world of science about God and the Bible. Nov/Dec 2005.
  3. God, Science and the Bible (1/06) (l) - News from the world of science about God and the Bible. Jan/Feb 2006
  4. A Place Called Megiddo (l) - In northern Israel lies a legendary site, perhaps the world's most contested piece of territory. Bible prophecy tells us it will once again be a focal point for a battle almost beyond comprehension.
  5. God, Science and the Bible (1/07) (l) - News from the world of science about God and the Bible
  6. God, Science and the Bible (7/07) (l) - News from the world of science about God and the Bible.
  7. God, Science and the Bible (9/07) (l) - News from the world of science about God and the Bible.
  8. In the News... Jan 1999 (l) - News items - Jan 2009.
  9. Archaeology - Just Google It! (l) - An interesting use of technology has emerged in the field of archaeology.
  10. Zechariah's Tomb? (l) - Israeli archeologists have begun excavations on a 1,300-year-old church in Khirbet Midras (also spelled Hirbet or Horbat Madras), near Beit Shemesh in west central Israel.
  11. Stone Chest From the Time of Christ Authenticated (l) - Researchers at Bar-Ilan and Tel Aviv universities have authenticated an ossuary chest belonging to a daughter of the Caiaphas family, hereditary high priests in Jerusalem during the time of Christ.
  12. Discovered: Artifacts Shed Light on Biblical Era (l) - Two recent finds in Israel help verify a biblical location and reveal more details about life in the ancient world.
  13. Jerusalem Reservoir Dates to First Temple Era (l) - A 3,000-year-old reservoir was recently unearthed near Jerusalem's Temple Mount, according to the Israeli Antiquities Authority.
  14. Ancient Inscription Found at Jerusalem (l) - Excavation discovery is oldest alphabetic inscription yet found in Jerusalem.
  15. Camels Domesticated As Bible Portrays (l) - With new archeological findings about domesticated camels making headlines, let's take a closer look at the Biblical record.
  16. Camel Bones, Abraham, and Archeology (l) - What does the recent dating of camel bones from the Aravah Valley in Israel tell us about the Biblical record?
  17. Possible Citadel of Zion Site Found in Jerusalem (l) - Archaeologist believes he has found the location through which King David conquered the Jebusite City.
  18. Can We Believe the Gospels? (l) - This issue of Beyond Today addresses the question of whether Jesus Christ really existed, how do the Gospels stack up with verifiable history and what we know from archaeology?
  19. Archaeology and the Book of Exodus--Exit From Egypt - Part 2 (l) - In earlier issues, The Good News examined archaeological finds that illuminate portions of the book of Genesis and Exodus. In this issue we continue our exploration of discoveries that confirm other aspects of the Exodus account, beginning with the incident of the Israelites' worship of the golden calf.
  20. Archaeology and the Book of Exodus--Exit From Egypt (l) - Archaeologists have made many significant discoveries that make the book of Exodus and the Israelistes' time in Egypt come alive.
  21. Archaeology and the Book of Joshua--The Conquest (l) - The Bible records the story of ancient Israel's conquest of Canaan under the leadership of Joshua. Did it really happen as the Scriptures record? We continue our look at archaeological finds that shed light on the Bible.
  22. The Battle at the Pool of Gibeon (l) - In 1956 another remarkable discovery was made that provides additional evidence of the authenticity of the biblical accounts of David's days.
  23. The Early Kings of Israel - A Kingdom Divided (l) - This series in The Good News will continue covering archaeological discoveries relating to the later kings of the house of Israel. It is astonishing how much evidence supporting the biblical record has been uncovered by the spade of diligent archaeologists.
  24. The Early Kings of Judah--Miraculous Deliverance (l) - In the last two editions of The Good News, we covered the history of the kings of Israel after the northern 10 tribes broke ties with the kingdom of Judah, comprised of two tribes in the south. We now turn to see what archaeology has revealed about the kings of Judah during this time.
  25. The First Mention of Israel (l) - An archaeological find from the 19th century clearly establishes Israel as a nation inhabiting Palestine in the 13th century BC.
  26. How Archaeology Confirms the Biblical Record (l) - Scholars have queued up to ridicule the biblical accounts as mere myth. A tug of war continues between scoffers and believers in the inspiration and accuracy of the Bible.
  27. King David's Reign--A Nation United (l) - Secular historians once questioned the historicity of King David. However, recent archaeological discoveries confirm the evidence for his existence and reign.
  28. The Later Kings of Israel--A Kingdom's Downfall (l) - The previous issue presented archaeological evidence that confirms and clarifies the biblical record of the early kings of the northern 10 tribes of Israel after the death of Solomon. We continue the story with the later kings and downfall of the kingdom.
  29. The Red Sea or the Reed Sea? (l) - For many years scholars have disagreed over the identity of the sea the Israelites crossed and thus the site of the drowning of Pharaoh's army. Three routes for the Exodus have been proposed and continue to be debated.
  30. Two Jigsaw Puzzles, Two Purposes (l) - In spite of the relatively small amount of material that has been excavated and analyzed, considerable evidence confirming the biblical account is available.
  31. Bible and Archaeology Part 2 (l) -
  32. The Bible and Archaeology (l) - The Bible is the inspired Word of God, and its accuracy continues to be validated by the spade of archaeology.
  33. Does Archaeology Confirm the Existence of Specific People Mentioned in the Bible? (l) - Since the Bible claims to be real history, its credibility rests on its historical accuracy. If the people, places and events mentioned in the Bible are part of factual accounts, we should expect to find evidence to support those accounts. So what does the evidence show? Do archaeology and history confirm the Bible or disprove it?
  34. A Staggering Archaelogical Discovery: The Mighty Assyrian Empire Emerges From the Dust (l) - Recent archeology confirms the existence of the former city of Nineveh, and it's demise as God punished it for the sins of its inhabitants.
  35. Celts and Scythians Linked by Archaeological Discoveries (l) - The archaeological evidence shows that the Celts and Scythians both freely shared and mingled. Russian and Eastern European excavations plainly reveal the blending of these two groups.
  36. The Geography of Celtic-Scythian Commerce (l) - Both the eastern Scythians and the western Celts had the waterways of the continent-the "highways" of that day-at their disposal for trade. And they used them effectively.
  37. History Proves the Accuracy of Bible Prophecy (l) - History provides proof of the reliablity of Bible prophecies.
  38. God, Science and the Bible - Naboth (l) - Discoveries from the world of science that support the biblical record.
  39. Another Temple Mount Battle (l) - We're used to seeing headlines about bloody clashes between Arabs and Israelis over the Temple Mount. But another battle, involving old arguments, is reemerging -- being waged over history and archaeology as it relates to where the Jerusalem temples actually existed. What are the facts?
  40. God, Science and the Bible - Scripture (l) - New archaeological finds are constantly showing the Bible to be historically accurate and that the Holy Land is the ancient homeland of the Jewish people and other Israelites.
  41. Has Evidence of the Prophet Isaiah Been Found? (l) - As intriguing discovery in Jerusalem may be hard evidence of the existence of the prophet Isaiah.
  42. Ring Found Bearing Name of Roman Governor Pilate (l) - Was Pontius Pilate a fabricated individual in fabricated stories about Jesus, as some critics of the Bible would have us believe?
  43. Archaeology and the Book of Judges (l) - During this period of more than 300 years, God periodically raised up judges to rescue and rule over Israel as the Israelites struggled with indigenous peoples over control of the land.
  44. King Solomon's Reign: Israel's Golden Years (l) - What has archaeology revealed about King solomon's reign in the 10th century B.C.? Remarkably,there is much evidence to corroborate the biblical accounts.
  45. Archaeology in Acts, Part 1 (l) - After decades of examining the details mentioned in the book of Acts, Sir William Ramsay concluded: "Luke is a historian of the first rank; not merely are his statements of fact trustworthy, he is possessed of the true historic sense... In short this author should be placed along with the very greatest of historians."
  46. The Exodus Controversy (l) - Did the Exodus really happen? Did God deliver the ancient Israelites from Egyptian slavery as the Bible describes? Contrary views have generated much publicity, but the facts of the Bible's side of the argument are seldom considered.
  47. An Ancient Inscription Proves King David Was Real (l) - Archaeological excavations continue to uphold the events of the Bible.
  48. The Bible & Archaeology - The Book of Acts: The Message Spreads (l) - Researchers have found much material that supports the biblical account of Paul's trips through the Mediterranean world.
  49. The Bible Was Right After All (l) - Bible critics and skeptics abound, but there are inspiring cases of some who have changed their minds. What kind of evidence brought about their surprising turnarounds?
  50. Jericho: Does the Evidence Disprove or Prove the Bible? (l) - The archaeological evidence from Jericho supports the accuracy of the Bible.
  51. The Book of Revelation: History and Prophecy (l) - Many people view Revelation, sometimes called the Apocalypse, as a mysterious book of strange symbols and images. Yet is has a clear and definite historical background.
  52. The Bible and Archaeology: Jesus Christ's Arrest, Trial and Crucifixion (l) - In the four gospels no period of Christ's ministry is more detailed than the last few days when he was arrested, tried, and crucified as a common criminal.
  53. A Good News Interview with Bryant Wood, Ph.D. (l) - There are many archaeological and historical proofs of the Bible, but they are very difficult to publish in academic journals, because of the anti-Bible bias they hold to.
  54. (l) - Almost 160 years of excavations have confirmed many details of biblical accounts of the city's history. The Bible continues to be verified.
  55. Jesus Christ's Early Ministry (l) - Historical and archaelogical evidence that supports the Bible's record of Christ's ministry.
  56. The Early Kings of Judah: Miraculous Deliverance (l) - Archaeological evidence of Judah defeating Assyria.
  57. The Bible & Archaeology - The Book of Acts: The Church Begins (l) - After decades of examination, Sir William Ramsay concluded that the Book of Acts is trustworthy, with a true historic sense.
  58. The Early Kings of Israel: A Kingdom Divided (l) - History and archaeological evidence of the early kings of Israel.
  59. Jesus Christ's Later Ministry (l) - Archeaological findings shed light on and confirm the accuracy of historical details recorded for us in the Gospels.
  60. Noah's Flood: Serious Problems With Dating Methods (l) - Why do geologists so frequently fail to understand that the biblical Flood was the force that created some geologic formations? One important answer lies in the way they date these formations.
  61. King David's Reign: A Nation United (l) - Secular historians once questioned the historicity of King David. However, recent archaeological discoveries confirm the evidence of his existence and reign.
  62. Archaeology in Acts, Part 2: The Message Spreads (l) - Thanks to the modern tools of archaeology, researchers have found much cultural, historical and geographical background material that supports the biblical account of Paul's trips through the Mediterranean world.
  63. The Bible: Myth or History (l) - Can you believe the Bible? Many historical and archaeological finds prove it to be true.
  64. Darwinism in the Classroom (l) - When you believe God created the heavens and earth, what strategies can you use when confronted with Charles Darwin's theory of evolution?
  65. Noah's Flood: Did It Really Happen? (l) - The story of Noah's Flood in the book of Genesis is astounding. Can we find evidence it happened?
  66. Surprising Archaeological Find: Proof of Jesus' Existence? (l) - Have scholars found firm evidence of the existence of Jesus Christ, His earthly father and one of His half brothers? An intriguing find bears their names.
  67. Archaeology and Genesis: What Does the Record Show? (l) - Although doubters will always scoff at the truth of God's Word, fewer and fewer now doubt the Bible's historical basis.
  68. Archaeology and the Book of Exodus: Exit From Egypt (3/97) (l) - Archaeologists have made many significant discoveries that make the book of Exodus and the Israelites time in Egypt come alive.
  69. King David: Man or Myth? (l) - Was David, Israelite warrior-king, a historical figure? Archaeological discoveries show that he was a real ruler of ancient Israel.
  70. The Later Kings of Israel: A Kingdom's Downfall (l) - Archaeological evidence of the fall of the Kingdom of Israel.
  71. Archaeology and the Epistles (l) - How accurate are the Epistles from an archaeological and historical point of view? We can be thankful that much background information is available about these writings that confirms their authenticity.
  72. Archaeology and the Book of Exodus: Exit From Egypt (l) - Discoveries confirm the Exodus account of the Bible.
  73. Archaeology and Genesis: What Does the Record Show? (9/96) (l) - Is the Bible historically accurate? Some believe that it is little more than myth. Archaeological discoveries, however, verify many details of the biblical accounts.
Archaeology and Genesis
  1. Archaeology and Genesis: What Does the Record Show? (l) - Although doubters will always scoff at the truth of God's Word, fewer and fewer now doubt the Bible's historical basis.
Archangel
  1. Russia's Geographic Outlook (l) - Russia often doesn't make sense to the West.
Archangels
  1. Leading Angels: Michael and Gabriel (l) - The Bible mentions two angels by name -- Michael and Gabriel. What the Bible reveals about them tells us a great deal about the unseen spirit world.
Archerfish
  1. The Fish That Shoots Down Evolution (l) - This unusual fish uses a specialized system to blast insects out of the air. How could this evolve slowly over time when there is no survival advantage without the whole system working perfectly?
Archery
  1. Archery Hits the Mark (l) - With the popularity of recent movies like The Hunger Games and Brave, among others, the popularity of archery among girls and women has increased.
Argentina
  1. The Falkland Islands: One of Great Britain's last colonial possessions (l) - A brief war was fought in 1982 between Britain and Argentina over the Falkland Islands.
Arguing
  1. Proverbs: Feasting with Strife (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
Arguments for God's law
  1. Choose the Best Answer (l) - Much of traditional Christianity believes that the law of God no longer applies to Christians. There are several different arguments against keeping the commandments, but are these biblical? Which approach gives the best answer from the Bible?
Arian controversy
  1. The Surprising Origins of the Trinity Doctrine (l) - Few understand how the Trinity doctrine came to be accepted - several centuries after the Bible was completed! Yet its roots go back much farther in history.
Ark
  1. Has Noah's Ark Been Found Buried Under Ice on Mt. Ararat? (l) - A team of Chinese explorers from Hong Kong–based Noah's Ark Ministries International (NAMI) along with Turkish climbers and authorities announced the discovery of what they believe are large sections of Noah's ark found above the 13,000-foot level on Mt. Ararat.
  2. Build an Ark! (l) - God teaches us how to stay afloat in troubled times.
  3. Was Noah's Flood Universal? (l) - Was the Flood of Genesis universal, covering all the earth? Or was it merely a regional inundation engulfing only a small area ? This question has troubled many readers of the Genesis story. How can we discover the truth?
  4. A Colossal Testimony to God (l) - For many decades Noah witnessed to the world by building his huge ship away from the water.
Armageddon
  1. Are We Living in the Time of the End? (3/2005) (l) - A Newsweek report notes that more scholarship has been devoted to the study of end-time biblical prophecies in the past 30 years than in the previous 300. A series of novels based on biblical end-time prophecies have sold more than 9 million copies. Is there a way to tell if we are nearing the end?
  2. A Place Called Megiddo: The World's Battleground (l) - In northern Galilee of the state of Israel lies a legendary site, the world's most contested piece of territory. Bible prophecy tells us it will once again be a focal point for a battle almost beyond comprehension.
  3. A Place Called Megiddo, Part 2 (l) - In last month's article on Megiddo, we raised the question, "How could today's political leaders be deceived by spiritual powers to move armed forces to Jerusalem to fight Christ at His second coming?" Is there something at the site of Megiddo that can lead to an answer?
  4. Armageddon: Countdown to Global Peace (l) - Writings on Armageddon have proliferated in the past 50 years. The term Armageddon has morphed into an end-of-the-world symbol, forecasting a catastrophic image for the future of mankind. In truth, the events attached to and following Armageddon will usher in global peace for all mankind! Few have ever understood what the term Armageddon actually means.
  5. The Rise of the Chinese Dragon (l) - China is pursuing an enormous military buildup on both land and sea.
  6. What Is Armageddon? (l) - Most people believe Armageddon is about the end of the world. But what does the Bible actually reveal? Learn the real truth!
  7. Are We Living in the Time of the End? (l) - A Newsweek report notes that more scholarship has been devoted to the study of end-time biblical prophecies in the past 30 years than in the previous 300. A series of novels based on biblical end-time prophecies have sold more than 9 million copies. Is there a way to tell if we are nearing the end?
  8. War and Peace in the Middle East (l) - More than 2,500 years ago God revealed to the prophet Daniel that the land of His people, the land of Palestine, would be fought over throughout the centuries.
  9. Bible Prophecy and You (5/2018) (l) - What does Bible prophecy tell us about the future of the Middle East? Will this troubled area ever see peace? If so, how will it come about?
  10. Bible Prophecy and You (9/2018) (l) - Armageddon and the Day of the Lord. What does Bible prophecy tell us about Armageddon and the Day of the Lord? What do they mean, and how do they fit into end-time events?
  11. Visions of Judgment: The Red Horse of War (l) - Worried eyes are fixed upon the Middle East where yet another war seems imminent. What unknown forces will be unleashed should America, Britain and their allies invade Iraq? The horses are saddled and prepared. Will this be the war symbolized by the ominous red horse of Revelation 6?
  12. What Does the Bible Say About Armageddon? (l) - The common notion is that Armageddon will be the last, climatic battle to be fought on earth between the powers of good and evil. This is not quite right in several crucial respects.
  13. Are We Living in the Time of the End? (8/2001) (l) - A Newsweek report notes that more scholarship has been devoted to the study of end-time biblical prophecies in the past 30 years than in the previous 300. A series of novels based on biblical end-time prophecies have sold more than 9 million copies. Is there a way to tell if we are nearing the end?
  14. Armageddon and Divine Intervention (l) - God will intervene to stop humanity from destroying itself.
  15. (l) - Wars have been the sad reality of human history, just as predicted by Jesus.
  16. A War of Two Worlds (l) - What's behind Islamic religious extremists' war against the West?
  17. Waiting for the "End of the World"? (l) - We are on the very threshold of a brand new millennium. But how does the Bible advise those who count on the "end of the world" around New Year's Day, 2000 ?
  18. Armageddon: The End of the World? (l) - What does the Bible really say about Armageddon?
Armor of God
  1. To Prevail Against the Enemy (l) - People today don't believe Satan exists or don't take him seriously. But he is a real enemy, and we need real armor to overcome him.
  2. I Didn't Mean to Get Lost (l) - Do we really understand what God expects when He says we are to serve one another?
  3. Christian Warfare (l) - The Bible describes Christians as soldiers. Like any other soldier, they must learn to survive the inevitable battle to fight another day. What are the weapons of a Christian soldier, and how does a soldier for Christ define victory?
Arms race
  1. Today's Arms Race: How Will It End? (l) - America, Russia and China are locked in a new arms race involving unprecedented weapons technology. Will this growing arms race end the human race?
Armstrong, Lance
  1. "Son, You Never Quit" (l) - Three time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong's battle for his life teaches a powerful lesson of persistence.
Armstrong, Neil
  1. Your Mission... (l) - Jesus' second coming plays a pivotal role in the Bible. It will be a truly giant leap for mankind!
Army from East
  1. The Rise of the Asian Dragon (l) - How do China's amazing transformation and increasing global power fit into prophesied end-time events?
Arnold, Benedict
  1. The Road to Infamy (l) - He was a successful businessman and a war hero. But then something went terribly wrong.
Arranged marriages
  1. The History of Dating (l) - Ever wondered what dating was like a century ago? Read this article to gain historical insight regarding arranged marriages, courting and how current dating practices evolved.
Arrogance
  1. Proverbs: Better To Be Humble (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  2. Does Arrogance Really Work? (l) - The lowly house cat has what appears to be an arrogant demeanor. It seems to get what it wants from its unsuspecting owners. What lesson can Christians learn from the relationship between a cat and its owner?
Artificial intelligence
  1. Can Man Attain Immortality? (l) - The cover of a recent issue of Time magazine astonishingly declares, "2045: The Year Man Becomes Immortal." But the Bible tells a different story about living forever.
  2. A World in Need of Rescue! (l) - A number of existential threats are leading mankind to the precipice of destruction. Thankfully, all these will be stopped in their tracks by a returning Jesus Christ.
  3. The Race for Immortality (l) - People want to live forever. Many scientists say that artificial immortality may soon be possible -- but at a great cost to all. Are you ready?
  4. Artificial Intelligence: Building a Better Brain? (l) - Scientists predict astounding advancements in artificial intelligence in the coming years. Can AI help us solve our chronic problems?
  5. Artificial Intelligence: Improving on God's Creation? (l) - Scientists predict astounding advancements in artificial intelligence in the coming years. Can it help us solve our chronic problems?
Ascetic
  1. Colossians 2:16-17: Are God's Laws Obsolete? (l) - Many people assume from Colossians 2:16-17 that Paul is saying that God's laws about the Sabbath, Holy Days and clean and unclean meats are no longer necessary.
Asceticism
  1. The Ascetic Philosophy Affecting the Colossians (l) - The philosophy Paul was warning against in Colossians was of ascetic claims to superiority were based on their deceptive "appearance of wisdom in promoting self-imposed piety, humility, and severe treatment of the body"
  2. 'This Is the Love of God...' (l) - How do we show that we love God? Many believe that Jesus Christ came to being a new way to worship God. But what does the Bible say?
  3. Are All Spiritual 'Shadows' Obsolete? (l) - The apostle Paul wrote of the Sabbath and Holy Days as being "a shadow of things to come." Did he mean to tell us that these observances are now obsolete and meaningless?
Asherah
  1. A Place Called Megiddo, Part 2 (l) - In last month's article on Megiddo, we raised the question, "How could today's political leaders be deceived by spiritual powers to move armed forces to Jerusalem to fight Christ at His second coming?" Is there something at the site of Megiddo that can lead to an answer?
  2. Archaeology and the Book of Judges (l) - During this period of more than 300 years, God periodically raised up judges to rescue and rule over Israel as the Israelites struggled with indigenous peoples over control of the land.
Ashtoreth
  1. Can You Believe the Bible? (l) - Both God and the Bible have long been under attack. What are some of the motives of critics? And, far more important, what does the evidence dug from the dust of the Middle East reveal?
  2. The Resurrection Connection (l) - How did worship of an ancient god and goddess come to be associated with the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ? Although the details are lost in time, a closer look at the ancient mythology surrounding their worship will help us understand how pagan practices have survived in popular Easter customs.
Asia
  1. The Global Economy's Uncertain Future (l) - What lessons should we learn from Asia's economic difficulties?
Asia in prophecy
  1. Why Not Asia? (l) - Many warn that China or another Asian state or confederation will replace the United States as the world's dominant power.
Asia's economic difficulties
  1. The Global Economy's Uncertain Future (l) - What lessons should we learn from Asia's economic difficulties?
Asian century
  1. The Enormous Expansion of Chinese Influence: What Does It Portend? (l) - Recent news reports strongly suggest that China's military, economic and political influence continues to expand aggressively both in Asia and the world at large. What are the long-term implications?
Asian economic crisis
  1. The Achilles' Heel of Global Banking (l) - One has to wonder what would happen if this "house of cards" based on derivatives finally collapses.
Asian farminging
  1. A Modern Menace: Emerging and Reemerging Diseases (l) - Worried health officials have declared the latest swine flu outbreak to be a worldwide epidemic, though so far it has proven not to be as deadly as first feared. But is this a warning of greater dangers to come? Does Bible prophecy give any indications?
Asian power
  1. International Power Shifts Threaten the Western World (l) - Western global supremacy is definitely on the wane as key Asian nations make significant economic progress while Middle Eastern conflicts trouble the West politically and militarily. We are in desperate need of a biblical compass so we can grasp the tragic implications of how these potentially massive political power shifts will impact the West's way of life.
Asian superpower
  1. Where Are China and India Really Headed? (l) - Western foreign policy increasingly has to take the Asian nations into account. As one astute observer recently put it, "The center of geostrategic gravity has shifted eastwards." So an important question lies before us: Is another Eastern axis power going to emerge on the world scene and dominate all of Asia just as Japan did during the Second World War?
Asking questions
  1. Technical Support for Your Mind and Soul (l) - What if you could get personal support for the most important questions? Questions about life and its meaning.
Asking why
  1. Why Ask Why? (l) - Have you ever found yourself in a tragic situation and asked God, "Why is this happening to me?"
Assad
  1. Assad Believes Some Refugees Are "Definitely" Terrorists (l) - In America there's much contention about accepting refugees from the Syrian Civil War and other evils in the Middle East.
Assad, Bashar
  1. Syria's Part in a New Middle East (l) - Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan pressed the embattled government of Syrian President Bashar Assad to accept a peace plan that would impose an immediate cease-fire between Assad's forces and rebels, deliver humanitarian aid to Syria's beleaguered people and force the government into dialogue with the opposition.
  2. Is it Wise for Israel to Strike Syria Now? (l) - Your Bible reveals that at the time of the end, there will be much turmoil in the Middle East.
  3. Winter Advisory: The Arab Spring That Wasn't (l) - Despite rosy forecasts of an "Arab Spring," a cold Islamist winter grips the Middle East, as developments in Egypt make clear. What does this mean for the future of this critical region?
  4. Syria's Civil War Spills Over its Borders (l) - Successful containment of any major difficulty normally means a much better chance of concluding it.
Assessment from wisdom
  1. Proverbs: Include God In Your Plans (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
Assets, financial
  1. Determining Your Net Worth (l) - Here is a list of possible assets and liabilities to help you determine your net worth.
Assimilation
  1. Multiculturalism Under Attack (l) - A recent controversial speech by British Prime Minister David Cameron follows similar speeches from other Western leaders calling for a rethink on the concept of multiculturalism.
Assistance programs
  1. Assistance Programs Offering a Hand Up, Not Just a Handout (l) - In addition to sharing biblical teaching and the hope of the coming Kingdom of God, the publishers of The Good News support practical programs to improve the lives of many.
Assisted suicide
  1. Assisted Suicide Gains Legal Traction (l) - Long considered to be on the darker edge of the moral grey area, euthanasia or assisted suicide is gaining legal ground in many Western nations.
Association of Southeast Asian Nations
  1. (l) - World news - Jan 2000
Assumptions
  1. How do You Think? (l) - Our heartfelt emotions are an important part of being human, but these feelings are incomplete as a method of making judgements when not guided by godly principles.
Assyria
  1. When History and Prophecy Converge (l) - What happens when key events of history have a connection to Bible prophecy? The result is a better appreciation for God's guiding hand in all of history.
  2. Can You Believe the Bible? (l) - Both God and the Bible have long been under attack. What are some of the motives of critics? And, far more important, what does the evidence dug from the dust of the Middle East reveal?
  3. The Early Kings of Israel - A Kingdom Divided (l) - This series in The Good News will continue covering archaeological discoveries relating to the later kings of the house of Israel. It is astonishing how much evidence supporting the biblical record has been uncovered by the spade of diligent archaeologists.
  4. The Later Kings of Israel--A Kingdom's Downfall (l) - The previous issue presented archaeological evidence that confirms and clarifies the biblical record of the early kings of the northern 10 tribes of Israel after the death of Solomon. We continue the story with the later kings and downfall of the kingdom.
  5. A Staggering Archaelogical Discovery: The Mighty Assyrian Empire Emerges From the Dust (l) - Recent archeology confirms the existence of the former city of Nineveh, and it's demise as God punished it for the sins of its inhabitants.
  6. Were All the Israelites Deported? (l) - Many scholars have challenged the Bible's claim that the entire population of the northern kingdom went into Assyrian captivity. Some think most of the Israelites fled south and assimilated into the population of the kingdom of Judah. What really happened? Let's examine the record.
  7. Who's Who in the Empires of the Bible (l) - The Bible mentions a number of kingdoms and empires. This overview will help you understand which played what roles in the history of the Bible -- and in roles yet to come!
  8. The Early Kings of Israel: A Kingdom Divided (l) - History and archaeological evidence of the early kings of Israel.
  9. (l) - Is it possible that civilization as we know it could suddenly collapse? The ultimate good news.
  10. The Later Kings of Israel: A Kingdom's Downfall (l) - Archaeological evidence of the fall of the Kingdom of Israel.
  11. The Mighty Assyrian Empire Emerges From the Dust (l) - The excavations at Nineveh and other cities in the area yielded a staggering wealth of evidence that confirmed many details of the Bible account.
  12. The Early Kings of Judah: Miraculous Deliverance (l) - Archaeological evidence of Judah defeating Assyria.
Assyria/Germany
  1. What Is Germany's Destiny? (l) - For far too many German citizens, reunification in 1990 has meant 15 years of economic downturn, increasing unemployment and general deprivation. But encouraging signs of recovery are gradually beginning to emerge in the German economy. Prophetically speaking, what does reunification mean in the long run?
Assyrian captivity
  1. Fall of Israel and Judah (l) - Because of Solomon's disobedience, God split the nation into two kingdoms following his death in about 930 B.C. (1 Kings 11-12).
Assyrians
  1. Key Events in History: Were They Linked to Bible Prophecy? (l) - Have key events of history had a connection to Bible prophecy? A brief look at three transforming events reveals God's guiding hand at work to bring to pass what He had foretold.
Astarte
  1. What Are the Real Origins of Easter? (l) - Millions assume that Easter, one of the world's major religious holidays, is found in the Bible. But is it? Have you ever looked into Easter's origins and customs and compared them with the Bible?
  2. Would Jesus Christ Celebrate Easter? (l) - For millions of people, Easter Sunday is the most important religious observance of the year. But if Jesus walked the dusty roads of Galilee today, would He observe this holiday?
  3. Easter vs. the Bible (l) - For millions of professing Christians Easter is the most important day of the calendar year because it commemorates Jesus' resurrection. Easter sunrise services are considered the holiest assembly of the year--a time when Christians reaffirm that Jesus is risen and their hope in Him is true.
  4. The Resurrection Connection (l) - How did worship of an ancient god and goddess come to be associated with the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ? Although the details are lost in time, a closer look at the ancient mythology surrounding their worship will help us understand how pagan practices have survived in popular Easter customs.
Asteroid
  1. Asteroid Close Shave (l) - Experts predict that on February 15, 2013, a near-earth asteroid called DA14 will make an uncomfortably close pass by us.
Astrology
  1. (l) - Questions and answers represent issues of interest to young people who want sound biblical advice.
  2. Galatians 4:9-10: Are God's Laws Bondage? (l) - Some view Galatians 4:9-10 as condemning Old Testament laws.
Astronauts
  1. The Smell of Space (l) - It's one of those questions we never knew we wanted to know until someone asked it: What does outer space smell like?
Astronomy
  1. The Story of the Stars and Matter (l) - Scientific studies of the heavens and the world around us reveal fascinating details about the earth's history and destiny.
  2. Song of the Stars (l) - We know they shine at night, but did you know that stars sing?
  3. The Bible and Astronomy (l) - The origin of our universe and its role in providing a place for mankind to dwell.
  4. The Beginning of the Universe (l) - Has the universe always existed, or at some definite point in time, did it have a beginning?
  5. Our Awesome Universe: How Big Is Big? (l) - The size of our solar system alone - not to mention the Milky Way galaxy - is so large that it defies imagination. Let's try to visualize it on a scale we can begin to comprehend.
  6. Science and Discomfiting Discoveries (l) - The scientist's pursuit of the past ends in the moment of creation. This is an exceedingly strange development, unexpected by all but the theologians.
  7. The Bible Was Right After All (l) - Bible critics and skeptics abound, but there are inspiring cases of some who have changed their minds. What kind of evidence brought about their surprising turnarounds?
Ataturk, Mustafa
  1. Fallout From Turkey's Failed Coup (l) - Since 1923, following the successful Turkish War of Independence after the defeat of the Ottoman Empire of the Turks in World War I, the Republic of Turkey was organized according to the vision of one man -- Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.
Atheism
  1. Five Significant Trends of 2006 (l) - What are some of last year's really important benchmark events and trends? How does the Bible pass judgment on these happenings today?
  2. Britain Debates Life's Ultimate Question (l) - Especially in the last year, the reemergence of media coverage about aggressive atheism has helped focus British attention on that most crucial of all questions: Does God exist? Even scientists are arguing the question. In spite of a rather vigorous defense, atheism certainly appears to be gaining ground in Britain and Europe.
  3. The Battle Over God (l) - I hardly expected to witness such a sudden rise of militant atheism that boldly denounces both Bible and believer alike.
  4. The Debate Over Life's Ultimate Question: Does God Exist? (l) - A reemergence of aggressive atheism has helped focus people's attention on that most crucial of all questions: Does God exist?
  5. The God Debate (l) - Can atheistics "prove" there is no God?
  6. Evolution: A Published Obituary (l) - The theory of evolution has been the fundamental basis of much of the scientific thought for the last century and a half, but its influence extends far beyond science.
  7. New Discoveries Challenge Darwin's Deceitful Theory (l) - Are we being told the whole story when it comes to evolution and creation? If Darwin's theory of evolution is truly scientific, why are evolutionists so reluctant to let it be questioned?
  8. Religion: Is It Dead? (l) - Influential thinkers like Karl Marx and Richard Dawkins teach that God is a man-made delusion believed in only by fools. But is that really the case?
  9. Atheism is Dead - God (l) - What is the attraction of atheism, and why has is become so evangelistic? Are we missing something, or is the atheist philosophy missing something?
  10. The Questions of Life and God's Holy Days - Part 1 (l) - What is the purpose of life? Why were we born? What is man's destiny? What happens after death? Can we answer the big questions of life -- and if so, who has the answers?
  11. Another Actor Blasphemes God (l) - In a recent interview on Irish television, British actor and comedian Stephen Fry, a famous atheist, was asked what he would say to God if God turned out to be real and he were confronted by Him.
  12. Answers From a Famous Ex-Atheist About God (l) - When you've devoted a lifetime to arguing against the existence of a divine Creator, it can be hard to admit you were wrong. So what compelled one of the world's leading atheists to do just that?
  13. What's Behind the War on God? (l) - The freedom to worship and obey God is under attack in many parts of the world. You need to understand why this is happening and what Bible prophecy explains is ahead for all humanity.
  14. "The War to End All Wars" (l) - On the 100th anniversary marking the end of World War I, we still see a world mired in conflict and often on the brink of even greater war. Many of today's problems can be traced to that conflict. If we are to understand the way to peace, we must first understand what leads to war.
  15. Atheism and Secularism Grow: Religion Wanes In Britain and Europe (l) - In Europe Christianity and biblical knowledge are on the wane.
  16. Atheistic Scientists Who Play God - Where It Might Lead (l) - For science to work properly it has to be governed by moral values and ethical standards.
  17. World News and Trends - Mar/Apr 1998 (l) - A brief synopsis for world events. March/April 1998
  18. (l) - Letters from readers of the Good News Magazine, Jan/Feb 2003.
  19. World News and Trends - May/Jun 2004 (l) - An Overview of Conditions Around the World, May/June 2004
Atheist
  1. In the News Jul/Sep 2005 (l) - In the News - July 2005
  2. Hey, Hey DNA! Proving God's Existence - Genetically (l) - Recent discoveries about DNA have left scientists flabbergasted, and the evidence points clearly to a supreme Intelligence having imbedded an incredible multifaceted code in our genes.
Atheistic bias
  1. The World Turned Upside Down: The Global Battle Over God, Truth and Power (l) - "The basic cause of all this unreason is a steady loss of faith in God. We tell ourselves that religion and reason are incompatible, but in fact the opposite is the case."
Atheists
  1. God, Science and the Bible (3/05) (l) - The remains of the biblical Pool of Siloam. DNA evidence "has shown, by the almost unbelievable complexity of the arrangements which are needed to produce life, that intelligence must have been involved."
Atheists' arguments
  1. The God Debate (l) - Can atheistics "prove" there is no God?
Athens
  1. Appendix 3: Aegean Royal Lines From Zerah (l) - A brief history of the Aegan Royal lines from Zerah.
  2. Appendix 4: The Colchis Connection (l) - Is it possible to identify Calcol or Chalcol as Cecrops of Athens and still relate his name to the people of Colchis?
  3. The Bible & Archaeology - The Book of Acts: The Message Spreads (l) - Researchers have found much material that supports the biblical account of Paul's trips through the Mediterranean world.
Athletes
  1. The Olympic Ideal (l) - Sports seem to bring out the highest aspirations and the worst attitudes. Many of its lessons apply equally well to other aspects of life.
Atomic plant
  1. Japan Copes With Overwhelming Devastation (l) - Millions of beleaguered and traumatized inhabitants of Japan are still struggling to come to terms with a staggering disaster"the world's costliest thus far. What is the fallout? And what can the Bible tells us about such calamities?
  2. "They Were Not Afraid To Die" (l) - What has emerged from this multidimensional tragedy and caught the world's attention is not the size or scale of the quake or tsunami, or nuclear waste leaks, but the size of the hearts of everyday workers at the plant who have stepped up in time of trouble.
Atonement
  1. The Biblical Festivals That Reveal Christ's Role in God's Plan (l) - Jesus Christ celebrated seven festivals every year that most Christians today can't even name, yet they have His imprint all over them. He is the reason for each of these seasons, and they have great meaning for anyone who would like to follow Him better. What are these festivals, and what do they reveal about our Savior and King?
  2. God's Plan to End Evil and Suffering (l) - Is God blind to evil and human suffering? Why doesn't He intervene to put a stop to it? Or could it be that it's we who are blind to what God is doing and that humankind must learn some major lessons before He puts an end to evil?
  3. God's Feasts Answer the Big Questions - Part 2 (l) - Just as teachers prepare lesson plans for their students, God, through His feasts, provides a lesson plan for humanity.
  4. The Bible's Holy Days: God's Blueprint for Peace on Earth (l) - History proves mankind doesn't know true peace. Yet God promises it will come. How? A series of biblical festivals shows how He will bring permanent peace to the entire world.
  5. Shine Sweet Freedom - The Day of Atonement and the Jubilee Year (l) - Is there any way out of the debt spiral? In God's government, there is.
  6. Three Giant Leaps to Global Peace (l) - Seven billion people do not know lasting peace. Yet the Bible tells us how the world will eventually enjoy God's lasting peace through three biblical festivals. These three small steps taken annually picture three giant leaps for humankind!
  7. What Does the Day of Atonement Have to Do With Jesus Christ? (l) - What does an ancient Old Testament ceremony involving two goats have to do with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ? Furthermore, are Christians to fast on this Holy Day?
  8. Atonement: Removal of Sin's Cause and Reconciliation to God (l) - The Day of Atonement symbolizes the reconciliation of God and all humanity.
  9. The Day of Atonement (l) - The Day of Atonement: a picture of the reconciliaton of all mankind to God.
  10. Shadows of the World to Come (l) - Each article of this publication seeks to point the way to God's view of today's world and the spiritual solutions to its problems.
Atonement for sin
  1. Why Was Jesus Christ Crucified? (l) - When even some religious magazines ask people to reassess the most basic of Christian doctrines through an evolutionary lens, society is clearly drifting farther and farther from biblical truth. Can we - will we - continue to rely on sound Bible doctrine?
  2. Reconciliation: A Vital Part of Christ's Message (l) - A major theme of Christ's message is reconciliation. But how does reconciliation fit into God's plan for you and me?
Atonement, day of
  1. The Biblical Map to Jesus Christs Return (l) - Maps show the way from where you are to your final destination. The Bible provides the only spiritual map to our ultimate destiny. Doesn't it make good sense to plan your life's journey by learning how to read the genuine biblical map?
  2. The Binding of Satan Pictured on the Day of Atonement (l) - The Day of Atonement featured two goats: the first as a type of Christ's atoning sacrifice and the second to represent the removal of Satan.
Atrocity
  1. The World Stood by as Hundreds of Thousands Died in Darfur (l) - In spite of some pressure from the United Nations, the United States, the European Union and the African Union, the murdering in Darfur and of refugees from there has continued unabated.
  2. To Tell the Truth (l) - It will be difficult for some people to acknowledge the unsavory truth about their nation's sins.
Attendance rules
  1. "The Exception to the Rule" (l) - Do you sometimes find it difficult to be different from others because of your religious beliefs? Don't be discouraged! I faced the problem and so can you.
Attending church
  1. Assembly Required (l) - It often comes easy to skip church services, but what does God require?
Attention
  1. Pen and Paper the Best Memory Aid (l) - Taking notes longhand makes for better comprehension, study finds.
Attention deficit
  1. In the News Jul/Sep 2006 (l) - World news - July 2006.
Attis
  1. The Resurrection Connection (l) - How did worship of an ancient god and goddess come to be associated with the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ? Although the details are lost in time, a closer look at the ancient mythology surrounding their worship will help us understand how pagan practices have survived in popular Easter customs.
Attitude
  1. The Quest for Happiness (l) - A man in a concentration camp discovered some keys to real happiness.
  2. Catch the Disease of Optimism (l) - Why are some people overwhelmed by their problems, while others are simply challenged by them? Why do some draw back, give up and quit when facing obstacles, trials and difficulties while others with similar backgrounds, facing the same troubles, bounce back and keep working toward success? It all boils down to your frame of mind. Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
  3. Joy: Foundation for a Positive Life (l) - Jesus said to His disciples, "These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full" (John 15:11These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.). That sounds almost too good to be true! How can we experience this fullness of joy?
  4. Paul's Example of Joy - Even in Persecution (l) - oy comes not from what happens to us, but how we respond-the kind of attitudes we have about those experiences.
  5. Man's Endless Quest for Happiness (l) - How can you find real happiness? Many people look for it by acquiring more and more or doing more and more. But that's not where the key to real happiness lies.
  6. The World's a Mess: Can You Be Positive? (l) - There is a way to be positive in spite of troubling news.
  7. Faith and Attitude (l) - A big part of what determines the level of our faith is the kind of attitude we adopt.
  8. Spilled Milk (l) - Attitudes come from the heart. God wants us to cultivate good attitudes and build His character. What happens when the pail we are carrying is bumped by the incidents of everyday life? Are Godly attitudes revealed?
  9. God and Satan: Truth and Life vs. Lies and Murder (l) - The Scriptures draw sharp contrasts between God and Satan that help us better understand the profound differences between their character, motivations, goals and actions.
  10. Why Bible Study Is Necessary for Spiritual Growth (l) - Paul scolded the Corinthian Christians for their unspiritual attitudes and conduct (1 Corinthians 3:1-4). He explained that their problems were caused partly by some of them having too little knowledge of God's ways.
  11. Why We Must Change Our Way of Thinking (l) - A change in the way we think is the most important aspect of real repentance. After we receive the Holy Spirit, we are better able to sustain right behavior as the fruit of our new way of thinking.
Attitude and faith
  1. Faith and Attitude (l) - A big part of what determines the level of our faith is the kind of attitude we adopt.
August
  1. The Twelve Months - Part Two (l) - Have you ever wondered about the origin of the names and structure of our calendar months?
Augustine
  1. Jesus Christ's 1,000-Year Reign on Earth (l) - We live in a deeply troubled age. Yet a magnificent, 1,000-year period of peace and prosperity is coming. What does this mean for you?
  2. (l) - What does the Bible really say about the millennium, the prophisied 1,000-year reign of Jesus Christ? Is it a fantasy or a promise on which you can stake your future?
Auschwitz
  1. "Arbeit Macht Frei" (l) - How can work bring us freedom?
Austalia
  1. Islamic State Leaders Seek to Spread Terror to the West (l) - While the world collectively gasps at the horrific violence employed by the recently declared Islamic State (IS) in the Middle East, including beheadings of captured Westerners, to date there hasn't been much tangible fear throughout Western nations. The Islamic State's control over large parts of Iraq and Syria seems in the West to be still far away -- especially with the West now conducting attacks against IS positions.
Austerity
  1. European Financial Crisis May Result in Significant Political Changes (l) - As European leaders talk of the need for greater integration of their finances, some countries may have to leave the eurozone. Could this lead to a two-tiered Europe, with a solid core of nations built around Germany and German principles of tight money?
Austerity in Britain
  1. Debt Troubles Mount for Britain and America (l) - The late French President Charles de Gaulle once dismissed the United States and Britain as "the Anglo-Saxon debtor nations." Four decades later, their enormous debt is forcing the two countries into a period of dramatic change.
Australia
  1. The Growing Menace of Gambling (l) - Compulsive gambling can and does destroy lives just like drug addiction and alcoholism. It is just one more sign of the moral decline currently gripping our Anglo-Saxon nations.
  2. Australia: An Underappreciated Nation (l) - World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm and Iraq. Only one nation has fought in all these wars from beginning to end--Australia.
  3. Massive Drought Grips Australia (l) - Years of drought have taken Australia to the edge of massive water redistribution that threatens vital agricultural interests. Many blame it all on global warming, but is there something deeper to consider?
  4. World News and Trends - January/February 2008 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Jan. 2008
  5. Australia's Identity Crisis: A Foretaste of What's to Come? (l) - Australia's new Labor government is committed to greater ties with Asia, while increased immigration from the Asian continent is rapidly changing demographics in the country. What do these trends mean for Australia 's future and the future of the West?
  6. World News & Trends Jan 2009 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Jan. 2009
  7. Australia Concerned About Land Purchases (l) - Some officials in Australia are voicing concerns over the large amount of Australian land being bought up by Chinese investors.
  8. Current Events & Trends July/August 2019 (l) - An overview of events and conditions around the world featured in the July/August 2019 issue of Beyond Today.
  9. World News Review Dec 2002 (l) - World news review. December 2002.
  10. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - Sep/Oct 2001 (l) - A brief synopsis of world events. September/October 2001
  11. World News Review Jan 2002 (l) - World new review. January 2002.
  12. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - Sep/Oct 2000 (l) - A brief synopsis of world events. September/October 2000
  13. Australia: A Nation Changes Direction (l) - The winds of change are blowing strong in australia. Once a bastion of the British Empire, Australia is shifting its focus away from Europe and America.
  14. The View From Down Under (l) - The world looks different from "down under." Recent changes in the region are pressuring Australia to rethink its policies.
Australia and China
  1. The Enormous Expansion of Chinese Influence: What Does It Portend? (l) - Recent news reports strongly suggest that China's military, economic and political influence continues to expand aggressively both in Asia and the world at large. What are the long-term implications?
Australian power
  1. Cuts in Defense Spending: Australia, Britain and Canada (l) - America isn't alone in its military cutbacks and withdrawal from its role as the world's policeman. Its allies are following the same path, with dangerous implications for the free world.
Austria
  1. Extreme Right Reappears in Central Europe (l) - A disillusionment with democracy and worries about immigrants are fueling the growth of right-wing parties.
  2. World News Review November 1999 (l) - World news - Nov 1993
  3. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - Nov/Dec 2002 (l) - Here is an overview of conditions around the world.
  4. Five Trends to Watch in Europe (l) - From Santa Maria de Feira, Portugal, site of the latest major meeting of the European Commission, a report on what's ahead.
  5. Fascism Returns to Europe (l) - Today, no extremist party calls itself fascist, but whatever the name, fascism is still the game.
  6. World News Review February 2000 (l) - World news - February 2000
Authentic Jesus
  1. Vantage Point - How Will Jesus Impact You? (l) - Jesus of Nazareth has a legacy. His brief, 33-year stint as a man has affected the world in profound ways.
Authoritarianism
  1. World News & Trends September/October 2010 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Sept 2010
Authority
  1. Question Whose Authority? (l) - Questioning authority has been a human activity for a long time. But have you ever wondered just whose authority should be questioned?
  2. Authority for the People (l) - So, you want to be in charge? What does that mean? What does God say about leading and ruling over people?
  3. When Respect Is Gone, Rebellion Prevails (l) - We must learn to practice honor and respect for those in authority -- even if we disagree with them.
  4. Lesson in Wisdom (l) - How often do we, when we are in a position of power, lack wisdom in using authority?
Available to be used
  1. Follow Me... Glorifying God With Our Little (l) - How can we be used by God in obeying Christ's instruction to "Follow Me"? It starts with three simple steps.
Avian Flu
  1. World News Review March 2005 (l) - Survey of world events; Mar/Apr 2005.
  2. World News and Trends - Jan/Feb 2006 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Jan/Feb 2006.
  3. World News and Trends - July/August 2006 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Jul/Aug 2006
Avoiding evil
  1. Proverbs: Travel a Good Road (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
Avoiding porn
  1. Porn Causes Brain Damage (l) - In today's culture, porn is not going away. You can avoid the damage this sin causes.
Awaiting a major change
  1. Chaotic Start to a New Century: What Does It Mean? (l) - In many ways 2000 was not a good year. What does that tell us about where the world is headed?
Axis of evil
  1. After Iraq, What Next? (l) - As the world focuses its attention on the conflict between the United States and Iraq, it's easy to overlook the many other threats facing the United States. What are these threats, and what do they portend?
  2. America's Growing Isolation (l) - America's commitment to the War on Terror is increasingly in conflict with European and Asian interests.
  3. Iran: Why Part of the "Axis of Evil"? (l) - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon considers Iran to be as dangerous as Iraq and a "center of world terror." Why should this be so?
Azazel
  1. The Binding of Satan Pictured on the Day of Atonement (l) - The Day of Atonement featured two goats: the first as a type of Christ's atoning sacrifice and the second to represent the removal of Satan.
Azerbaijan
  1. Mr. Sharon Comes to Washington - and Iran Is on His Mind (l) - Whether there is any way to deter Iran from producing nuclear weapons is one of the most pressing issues facing the world today. The U.S. administration has hinted broadly that it might take military action to prevent Iran from joining the nuclear club. The EU is attempting to negotiate Iran away from nuclear ambitions through a generous package of economic benefits, which the struggling nation desperately needs. For the time being, the United States and the EU appear to be working together to try to resolve the situation.


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