"C" - Subject Index

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Caesars
  1. Europe and the Church, Part 2, What Led to Rome (l) - Two thousand years ago the Roman Empire held sway over Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. Its legacy was to continue down through the centuries and is with us to this day.
Caffeine
  1. In the News Jul/Sep 2007 (l) - Items in the news. Jul/Sep 2007
  2. In the News Apr/June 2008 (l) - Items of interest in the news. April-June 2008
  3. Caffeine Overdose Causes Bodily Harm (l) - Norwegian teen learns the hard way not to use caffeine drinks to fuel video game binge.
Caiaphas
  1. 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.
Cain
  1. Answers from Genesis - Part 3 (l) - Understanding how God made things in the beginning can help us understand things now.
  2. When We Offend (l) - How willing are we to accept correction, in whatever form God may choose to send it?
Cain and Abel
  1. How to Make Right Choices (l) - Some of the many decisions we make every day turn out well--others not so well. What can we do to make better decisions?
Calamity
  1. Does History Repeat Itself? The Biblical Verdict (l) - At a time when frightening trends in world conditions require awareness, alertness and the most sober contemplation, millions are dozing all over the globe. The masses also slept serenely at the time of Noah's Flood -- apparently unaware of an impending calamity. Is history repeating itself?
Caleb
  1. Milk, Honey, Giants, or God? (l) - Is your focus on the giant or the promise?
Calendar
  1. Happy Thanksgivukkah? (l) - What lessons can we learn from the history that makes Hanukkah and Thanksgiving coincide in 2013?
  2. The Twelve Months - Part One (l) - Usually, we move through life existing within a calendar we take for granted, but have you ever wondered about the origin of the names and structure of our calendar months?
  3. The Twelve Months - Part Two (l) - Have you ever wondered about the origin of the names and structure of our calendar months?
  4. The Calendar Used by the Earliest Gentile Christians (l) - The references to time in Paul's Epistle to the Corinthians exclusively reflect the adoption of a Jewish calendar.
  5. Pope John Paul II Advocates Sunday Keeping (l) - Could the recent apostolic letter revive historic precedent and lead to enforcement of Sunday worship?
  6. Why the Western World Uses an Awkward Calendar (l) - Many have attempted to change the calendar in common use, due to peculiarities that complicate trade and commerce. Yet through all attempts to alter the calendar, God has seen to it that the seven-day week cycle was preserved.
Calendar, Gregorian
  1. The Coming of Islam (l) - The descendants of Ishmael lived in relative obscurity throughout ancient history. This was to change dramatically with the prophet Muhammad and the religion he founded, Islam.
  2. Does Easter Commemorate Jesus Christ's Resurrection? (l) - The surprising story behind the religious holiday of Easter.
  3. Why the Western World Uses an Awkward Calendar (l) - Many have attempted to change the calendar in common use, due to peculiarities that complicate trade and commerce. Yet through all attempts to alter the calendar, God has seen to it that the seven-day week cycle was preserved.
California
  1. The Brink of Bankruptcy: Unfunded Liabilities Threaten the U.S. Economy (l) - We're used to hearing regular reports of U.S. government debt growing to staggering levels. But recent events are spotlighting another huge problem -- the unfunded liabilities of state and local governments that spell future financial chaos.
  2. Politics Not as Usual! (l) - California and Switzerland may not have much in common. But in October, both had significant elections. A noteworthy contributing factor was the issue of immigration.
California 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?
California drought
  1. California Drought Conditions Becoming Critical (l) - There's been much news in the last few months about the drought in California. This American state has a population of nearly 39 million, and the people are facing a crisis.
California fires
  1. Current Events & Trends January/February 2019 (l) - An overview of events and conditions around the world featured in the January/February 2019 issue of Beyond Today.
California flooding
  1. Flooding Superstorm May Menace California (l) - Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey have warned about the prospects of a superstorm hitting California at some point.
California propositions
  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?
Caliphate
  1. Turmoil: What's Behind the Unrest Sweeping the Middle East? (l) - Riots and demonstrations have left governments trembling across North Africa and the Middle East. Is democracy about to triumph in the region, or could we see a very different outcome, one indicated by Bible prophecy?
  2. Is the Stage Being Set for the Fulfillment of Daniel 11? (l) - Daniel 11 contains a long and detailed prophecy, largely fulfilled between the time of Alexander the Great and Jesus Christ. But part of the prophecy remains to be fulfilled "at the time of the end." Recent events appear to be setting the stage for the fulfillment of this pivotal prophecy.
  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. 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?
  6. 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?
  7. Is Israel the Obstacle to Middle East Peace? (l) - Many believe peace would be achievable in the Middle East if not for the nagging problem of Israel. They blame the ongoing regional conflict on the Jewish state's recalcitrance in negotiations and even its very existence. But would there really be peace if Israel were out of the way? How is peace to truly come?
  8. Middle East Chaos: What's Happening and Why (l) - Once again the Middle East is being transformed before our eyes, with a near-constant stream of headlines describing chaos and upheaval. What does it mean? Where is it leading? You need to know the answers!
  9. Has the Third World War Already Begun? (l) - A provocative new book by a French journalist says today's clash of civilizations constitutes the opening phases of a devastating global conflict.
Called
  1. God Is Calling - Will You Answer? (l) - God is calling you to a special relationship with Him like no other. Answering that call will change your life, enriching it in the present and leading you into eternity!
  2. God Called Me Out of the World (l) - We all must be on guard against the sinister influence that saturates this world.
  3. God's Greatest Miracle (l) - Your Bible and all nature tell of the many miracles of God. But one qualifies as His greatest. Could it involve you?
  4. The Historical Background of the Term Church (l) - The term 'church' is used in the New Testament of a local congregation of called-out Christians, such as the 'church of God which is at Corinth' (1 Cor. 1:2), and also of the entire people of God, such as in the affirmation that Christ is 'the head over all things to the church, Which is His body. (Eph. 1:22-23)
Called now
  1. Lessons From the Parable (l) - Jesus Christ's parable of the minas or pounds is puzzling to many people, but understanding it is key to grasping what God wants to do with and in your life!
Called-out ones
  1. We're Baptized Into a Spiritual Body (l) - One is not baptized into any sect or denomination. Rather, one becomes a member of the spiritual Body of Christ.
Calling
  1. Your Invitation to Believe the Gospel (l) - When Jesus talked about the gospel, He meant good news for you. He invites you to not only enjoy the world's best news yourself, but to help spread it!
  2. Lessons From the Parable (l) - Jesus Christ's parable of the minas or pounds is puzzling to many people, but understanding it is key to grasping what God wants to do with and in your life!
  3. How Do I Truly Know If God Is Calling Me? (l) - Jesus made it clear that no one can come to Him unless God the Father draws him (John 6:44; John 6:65). And the apostle James later told us that as we draw near to God, He will draw near to us (James 4:8). The apostle Paul pointed out that we are called by the gospel -- the good news of the Kingdom of God (2 Thessalonians 2:14).
  4. 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.
  5. Becoming a Member of God's Church (l) - Surprisingly, an individual cannot "join" the Church of God on his or her own.
  6. Are You Being Called? (l) - How can you know whether God is calling you to conversion?
  7. Who Is God Calling? (l) - God must first call, or invite, us to enter into a relationship with Him. He does this by opening our minds to a basic understanding of the Scriptures and our need to repent.
  8. Introduction (bsc7) (l) - What is the meaning of God's relationship with man? What priority does He place on it? Does man need a relationship with God? If so, what is the basis and purpose of that relationship?
  9. Points to Ponder (bsc7) (l) - Bible study 'points to ponder' about the calling from God.
Calling children
  1. Are Your Children Called? (l) - It may surprise some to learn that God is not calling everyone in this present age . Is he calling your children?
Calling of disciples
  1. An Invitation to Eternity (l) - "Follow me." What does this invitation from Jesus Christ involve? What does it require? Are you willing to join Him on the journey?
Calm
  1. Proverbs: Wise People Remain Calm (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
Camel domestication
  1. 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.
  2. 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?
Camera use
  1. Too Many Photos Make You Forget (l) - Camera overuse derails brain recall of objects and special events.
Cameroon
  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.
Camp
  1. My Days at Preteen Camp (l) - Preteen Camp: It's a wonderful experience that shouldn't be missed. Look inside to see pictures and get more information on one of the U.S. preteen camps.
Campbell, David
  1. How to Plan Your Life - Part 1 - Get a Plan (l) - It is only by looking beyond our next immediate step that we will be able to keep from being washed along by the currents of life.
Camping
  1. The Restorative Powers of Camping (l) - Enjoying God's creation brings peace.
  2. The Earth Is Full of His Goodness (l) - A father-and-son winter camping trip in the mountains becomes more than a battle with the elements as God's creation presents a breathtaking show of color and light.
Canaan
  1. Answers from Genesis - Part 6 (l) - Here are some frequently asked questions about Genesis, the book of origins.
  2. 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.
Canaan, conquest of
  1. Joshua: God Is Salvation (l) - The story of Joshua and the taking of the Promised Land.
Canaanite religion
  1. 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.
Canada
  1. Different Elections -- Same Issues (l) - Outside the United States, the same issues confront candidates in other elections.
  2. Trade Winds Blow Canada Toward EU (l) - Although inextricably linked with the United States by geography and economics, Canada has been increasingly voting and trading with Europe.
  3. Modern Israel Has Sown the Wind and Will Reap the Whirlwind (l) - There seems to be no bottom to the moral toboggan slide the modern house of Israel has been on for the past 40 years!
  4. World News and Trends - Mar/Apr 2004 (l) - An Overview of Conditions Around the World, March/April 2004.
  5. World News Review December 1998 (l) - World News Review - Dec. 1998
Canada and U.S.
  1. Peace Arch: Symbol of Unity (l) - There are lessons to be learned and remembered from our past and present relationships.
Canada elections
  1. Different Elections -- Same Issues (l) - Outside the United States, the same issues confront candidates in other elections.
Canadian morality
  1. Redefining Morality: Why a Torrent of Trouble Threatens to Engulf Us (l) - Today the major English-speaking nations watch as a storm of problems draws ever nearer, a storm created by hostile forces that blurred and weakened their sense of morality. Does the Bible indicate where we will go from here?
Canadian 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.
Canaries
  1. Do You See the Canaries? (l) - Canaries were once used to warn miners of toxic gas in underground mines. There is a lesson for our cultures. Can you see the "canaries" warning us about a toxic society?
Cancer
  1. World News and Trends - September/October 2007 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Sept/Oct 2007
  2. Hope of the Resurrection - Part One (l) - If a man dies, shall he live again? If loved ones die, will you see them again?
  3. World News and Trends - May/Jun 1998 (l) - Brief headlines of events around the globe, June 1998
  4. What Cancer Cannot Do (l) - Cancer is a hideous, fearsome thing seeking to rob us of what we love. But there are many things that cancer cannot take away from us.
  5. Take Responsibility for Your Own Health--Nobody Else Will! (l) - Why do people get sick? Sickness is not a natural state-of-being. Learn how to protect your health by changing the way you think about food.
Cancer and smoking
  1. Reasons for Not Smoking (l) - Many health and economic problems are prevented or eased by not smoking.
Candle
  1. A Candle in the Window (l) - As a candle shines through darkness can our lives do the same? Here's how.
Cannabis
  1. Teen Marijuana Use and Memory Damage (l) - Long-term, habitual drug-use during teen years linked to potential for permanent damage.
Canon of the New Testament
  1. Is the New Testament a Fraud? (l) - The Da Vinci Code and similar works have portrayed the formation of the New Testament as "history's greatest cover-up." Is it part of a conspiracy to deceive humanity, or is it the divinely inspired, true and accurate picture of what Jesus and His apostles said and did in the first century?
Capernaum
  1. Jesus Christ's Early Ministry (l) - Historical and archaelogical evidence that supports the Bible's record of Christ's ministry.
Capital punishment
  1. 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.
  2. World News Review March 1999 (l) - World news - March 1999
Capitalism
  1. Farewell to America as a Financial World Power (l) - A major shift in world financial power centers is on the horizon. America is on the decline, while Asia and Europe are on the rise.
  2. Freedom and Free Enterprise - Great Biblical Blessings (l) - Few people understand how much the wonderful principles of civil liberty and free enterprise originated with God and are taught in the Bible!
  3. Christianity and Capitalism: Do They Go Together? (l) - Recently Pope Francis slammed capitalism and the free market, advocating redistribution of wealth and other steps to level out incomes between rich and poor. What does the Bible say about Christianity and capitalism?
  4. Today's Economic Systems (l) - Are communism, socialism and today's capitalism endorsed in Scripture? Plus, what does the Bible explain is the astounding future of government on earth?
  5. 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.
Capitalism in China
  1. World News and Trends - May/Jun 2005 (l) - An Overview of conditions around the world. May/June 2005.
Captive Israelites
  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.
Captivity
  1. A World Held Captive: Soon to Be Set Free! (l) - Most Bible believers think this is God's world-but how can we reconcile that with all the crime, violence, wars, oppression, starvation and disasters we see all around us? The surprising fact is that, in terms of human society and its impact, this is not God's world, but a world that has been kidnapped by an unseen enemy. Here's the story of how it was kidnapped and how it will be set free!
Captivity, return from
  1. The 'Time of Jacob's Trouble' (l) - Once Christ rescues the ethnic descendants of ancient Israel from this "time of Jacob's trouble" in the last days, He will use them to fulfill the role their forefathers agreed to carry out in the time of Moses. He will make them the world's model people, a nation of teachers, a kingdom of priests (Exodus 19:6; compare Deuteronomy 4:5-8; Zechariah 8:23).
Carbon dating
  1. 10 Questions to Ask About Evolution,Part 2 (l) - What is the difference between science and biblical faith? Can science prove that the Bible is not true? Has science proven that the worldwide floods described in the Bible did not occur? Has science proven the assumptions that age dating methods are based on?
Carbon-14
  1. 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.
Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger
  1. Pope Benedict XVI Faces Major Challenges (l) - Pope Benedict XVI will have large shoes to fill as he follows in the footsteps of John Paul II.
Cardinals
  1. The Uneasy Relationship Between Church and State (l) - The uneasy relationship between church and state dominated the Middle Ages and has continued into modern times.
  2. World News and Trends - Nov/Dec 2003 (l) - An Overview of Conditions Around the World - Nov/Dec 2003
Cardiovascular health
  1. Noise Pollution Impacts Health (l) - The soundscape around us changes as technology emerges. Can it affect health?
Career
  1. What Bosses Want (l) - As college or trade school students near graduation, one question usually moves to the fore: Where will I find a job?"
  2. When I Grow Up I Want to Be... (l) - You want a job you will enjoy, that will supply your needs and that will allow you to obey God. How can you plan for a great career?
  3. Finding Success in Your Job and Career (l) - In a world that is so far removed from the life and times of the Bible, do the Scriptures offer any help in how to be successful in our job and career?
  4. Winning With Your Strengths (l) - If you're unhappy in your job, should you change your job? Should you find a career that matches your ablilties and interests? Here's how concentrating on your talents can help you find happiness and success.
  5. Find a Career Path That Fits (l) - What single factor could make the biggest difference in your prospects for a successful career?
  6. Planning Your Career -- Part 1 (l) - It has been said that those who fail to plan, plan to fail. As a young person, now is the time to give special attention to this important part of your life.
  7. Planning for Life - Part 3 - Make Sure Your Career Path Fits God's Goals (l) - Part 3 in planning your life: Make Sure Your Career Path Fits God's Goals
  8. Planning for Life - Part 2 - Finding a Career Path That Fits (l) - Education could make the biggest difference in your career success.
Career and family
  1. Careers and Motherhood: Maximizing Your Options (l) - Choices made earlier in life have a significant impact on the opportunities that will come later. Here is one couple's story and advice.
Career choice
  1. Discover Your Unique Gifts and Talents (l) - Learning about yourself can make your life happier and healthier.
Career goals, Christian
  1. Planning for Life - Part 3 - Make Sure Your Career Path Fits God's Goals (l) - Part 3 in planning your life: Make Sure Your Career Path Fits God's Goals
Career planning
  1. Planning for Life--Two Crucial Keys (l) - What steps can you take to make your life a success? How should you begin?
  2. Planning Your Career -- Part 2 (l) - What will you be doing for the rest of your life? In this segment, we'll explore your fit in six basic career areas.
  3. Planning Your Career -- Part 1 (l) - It has been said that those who fail to plan, plan to fail. As a young person, now is the time to give special attention to this important part of your life.
Career preparation
  1. VT Interview: Job Search Success (l) - In today's difficult economic times, young adults need outstanding job search skills. We spoke with Brian Krueger, an expert in the field.
Career resouces
  1. Careers in the New Millennium (l) - What trends will shape your future world of work? What can you do to prepare for the right career for you?
Career tips
  1. Career Tips (l) - Knowing that many of our readers are trying to decide what careers to embark upon, Vertical Thought asked for suggestions from those who have recently found jobs about how they decided on a career or got the job. Here is some information that can be of help when you make these important decisions.
Career types
  1. Planning Your Career -- Part 2 (l) - What will you be doing for the rest of your life? In this segment, we'll explore your fit in six basic career areas.
Career, choosing a
  1. Planning for Life - Part 2 - Finding a Career Path That Fits (l) - Education could make the biggest difference in your career success.
Career, Christian
  1. Planning for Life - Part 3 - Make Sure Your Career Path Fits God's Goals (l) - Part 3 in planning your life: Make Sure Your Career Path Fits God's Goals
Career, successful
  1. Planning for Life (l) - Part 4 -- In this concluding installment we discuss how to build a support network and why we shouldn't automatically accept limitations others may impose.
Careers
  1. Jump-Start Your Job Search (l) - Need a job? What steps can you take to get one?
  2. Planning Your Career -- Part 2 (l) - What will you be doing for the rest of your life? In this segment, we'll explore your fit in six basic career areas.
  3. Planning Your Career -- Part 3 (l) - How does one navigate today's challenging job market? In this article, we consider this important task.
  4. Careers in the New Millennium (l) - What trends will shape your future world of work? What can you do to prepare for the right career for you?
Careers and personality
  1. Planning Your Career -- Part 2 (l) - What will you be doing for the rest of your life? In this segment, we'll explore your fit in six basic career areas.
Careers, future
  1. Careers in the New Millennium (l) - What trends will shape your future world of work? What can you do to prepare for the right career for you?
Carelessness
  1. With a Little Care (l) - Unlike the great care taken in endeavors of the space program, we often allow ourselves to rush through life without much thought or planning. What lessons can we learn from the mistakes of the space program?
  2. Just For Youth: How to Make Murphy's Law Work for You (l) - Does Murphy's law effect us in everyday life?
Cares of world
  1. Becoming "All Weather" Christians (l) - Bad times drive some away from God, and good times draw others away. God wants us to stay with Him, through thick and thin.
Caribbean
  1. China enters the Caribbean (l) - Older Americans well remember the Cuban missile crisis of 1962 when the Soviet Union tried to establish a nuclear military base in America's own backyard.
Caring
  1. Christ's Passion Toward You and Me! (l) - While on earth, Christ provided many examples for us to follow. His compassion for humankind surpassed anything we can possibly accomplish, but we are to strive to demonstrate compassion as He did. Only then can the message of Christ's life be truly conveyed.
  2. Who Cares? (l) - Are you feeling unnoticed? Feeling like no one cares whether you exist or not?
Caring for others
  1. Being a Good Neighbor to Others (l) - A sincere interest in caring for and serving others is essential to the godly way of life.
  2. Virtuous Lady of Acts (l) - Some people's performances are so special that they warrant immortal mention in the Bible.
Carnal mind
  1. The Ruler of a Kingdom of Spiritual Darkness (l) - God's Kingdom is not of this world, as Jesus Christ made clear in John 18:36. It is even more tragic that another being is ruler of this world, right here and right now -- Satan the devil.
Carthage
  1. Appendix 6: Dating the Milesian Arrival in Ireland (l) - Unfortunately, the dating of the Milesian arrival in Ireland is an area of broad dispute. But there are factors that should help us in forming a reasonable answer.
Cartoons
  1. Cartoon Controversy: Is a Clash of Civilizations Inevitable? (l) - European newspapers showing cartoons of Muhammad provoked riots in a number of countries, leading to increasing talk of "a clash of civilizations" between the West and Islam.
  2. Personification of Animals Impedes Brain Development (l) - Can "anthropomorphic" animal cartoons cause learning deficiencies in children?
Cascading sin
  1. Powered by What? (l) - One thing can lead to another - where do your actions and thoughts lead you?
Cash
  1. Avoiding Financial Black Holes (l) - Gives advice about spending wisely, and about managing one's income.
Caspian Sea oil
  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.
Castro, Fidel
  1. World News and Trends - September/October 2006 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Sept 2006.
Catalonia
  1. Political Disappointment and Division (l) - What's wrong with our leadership? Is increasing political divide leading to national fragmentation and possible breakup?
Catastrophes
  1. Why Don't We Prepare? (l) - We can practice all the denial we want, but the fact is, these are dangerous times. We can take steps to prepare for calamity, whether in our neighborhood or the world at large.
Catholic antisemitism
  1. Hitler's Pope: The Roman Church and the Third Reich (l) - Historian John Cornwell's biography of Pope Pius XII paints him as Hitler's enabler.
Catholic authority
  1. Do All Churches Get Their Teaching From the Bible? (l) - The global influence of the Roman Catholic Church, more than a billion strong, presents a number of challenges to students of the Bible.
Catholic church
  1. A Modern Tale of Two Cities (l) - The spotlight is currently on two world capitals. While both play key roles within today's political and religious mix, it is their future role that readers should carefully watch and understand.
Catholic conservatism
  1. Rome's "Right Face" (l) - The Vatican's embarrassment caused by a restored bishop's views on the Holocaust hides the significance of the restoration itself.
Catholic Europe
  1. Which Way Europe? (l) - Two voting sessions within a few weeks of each other could set the direction for future events within Europe. The first was the vote for the new pope, Benedict XVI. The second is the French referendum on the EU constitution. Both could have far-reaching implications for the Continent and the world.
Catholic sex scandal
  1. Crisis in the Catholic Church (l) - News of the sexual abuse of children by priests can no longer be covered up, and has serious implications for the Catholic Church in the United States and elsewhere.
Catholic sex scandals
  1. Continued Vatican Revelations Discredit Christian Faith (l) - The continued investigations into sexual abuse perpetrated by Catholic priests are back in the news cycle with the house arrest and impending trial of Josef Wesolowski, former Vatican ambassador to the Dominican Republic.
Catholic Sunday
  1. Surprising Admissions About the Sabbath and Sunday (l) - Leaders and authorities from many religious denominations candidly acknowledge that Saturday is the biblical Sabbath day and that there is no biblical basis for Sunday observance.
Catholicism
  1. Papal Authority, Protestants and Prophecy (l) - Will the Catholic Church's controversial restatement of its belief about the church derail ecumenical dialogue? What does the future hold?
  2. Hail, Mary? (l) - Jesus Is Our Intercessor, Not Mary.
  3. 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.
  4. From Sabbath to Sunday (l) - How and why was the seventh day Sabbath changed to Sunday observance? Is this practice supported by the Bible itself, or by some other authority?
  5. World News and Trends - Sep/Oct 2003 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. September/October 2003
  6. Papal Power in Perspective (l) - He has urged people to seek the meaning of life while viewing scientific advances through the perspective of spiritual values.
Catholicism and Revelation
  1. Parts of the Bible Rejected by Roman Catholic Church in Britain (l) - Generally speaking, the Roman Catholics have taught throughout most of their history that church tradition shares authority with the Scriptures. However, the latest teaching document in Britain virtually denies that the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God.
Catholicism and the Bible
  1. Parts of the Bible Rejected by Roman Catholic Church in Britain (l) - Generally speaking, the Roman Catholics have taught throughout most of their history that church tradition shares authority with the Scriptures. However, the latest teaching document in Britain virtually denies that the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God.
Catholicism in Britain
  1. The Changing Face of Christianity in Britain (l) - There are now more Catholics attending church in Britain than Anglicans. Meanwhile nontraditional Christian groups are growing in numbers and influence in the United Kingdom. But are all these various brands within Christendom truly based on the teachings of the Judeo-Christian Bible?
Cats
  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. Creation Case Study - Cats (l) - Recent research from MIT, Virginia Tech and Princeton University analyzed the way cats lap up liquids using only their small, scratchy tongues.
Cause and effect
  1. We Reap What We Sow (l) - Experience is the most effective teacher, but not always the best one. Once you have experienced something, it's not possible to go back and unexperience it.
  2. Lessons Learned From King David's Family (l) - How can we understand God's testimony of King David as "a man after My own heart, who will do all My will" (Acts 13:22), when we see his failed family example?
  3. God--Our Protector (l) - In 2007 there was a terrible bridge collapse in Minnesota. This tragedy was just one of many events that have occurred in recent years. How can we deal with these types of incidents and other trials in our lives?
  4. The "Prophecy Factor" (l) - What do you see around you today? How well are the biblical, spiritual, moral and ethical restraints holding up?
  5. Cause and Effect: An Often-Overlooked Principle (l) - When we look for the major causes of suffering, we often need look no further than ourselves. In one way or another sin is the underlying cause of most suffering.
  6. What Goes Around, Comes Around (l) - The examples of Saddam and Joseph teach us the importance of sowing what you want to reap.
Cause of evil
  1. The Death of Innocence (l) - Terrorism continues to strike America's schools. How can we understand such tragedy?
Cause of war
  1. The Wonderful World Beyond Today! Part 4: War and Peace (l) - How will true peace come to this troubled planet?
  2. 100 Years After World War I: What Have We Learned? (l) - An event that began 100 years ago this August might as well be ancient and irrelevant history for most. Yet World War I changed the world and set off a chain of events that continue to impact your life today. Don't underestimate what one man and one event can do to alter everything.
Celebrating Easter
  1. Should We Celebrate Jesus Christ's Resurrection? (l) - Is the veneration of this particular day something God intended? Is he pleased with this form of worship and the activities associated with this day?
Celebrations
  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.
Celebrities
  1. Celebrity Culture: The Distorted Mirror (l) - Magazines, TV and the Internet are obsessed with celebrities and celebrity culture. How does society's fascination with celebrity culture affect you and your children? How can you counter its negative influence?
Celebrity culture
  1. When Stars & Lives Collide (l) - Does today's celebrity culture distract us from what's really important?
Celibacy
  1. Crisis in the Catholic Church (l) - News of the sexual abuse of children by priests can no longer be covered up, and has serious implications for the Catholic Church in the United States and elsewhere.
Cell phone manners
  1. In the News Apr/June 2008 (l) - Items of interest in the news. April-June 2008
Cell phones
  1. Can You Hear Me Now? (l) - Younger people tend to be more in tune with and users of the latest technologies than those who are older. But are we really communicating better?
  2. In the News Jan/Mar 2008 (l) - News of interest to young people. Jan. 2008
  3. In the News... - Oct 2008 (l) - News summary. October 2008.
  4. Dealing With World 2.0 (l) - In today's world you cannot fully censor and control the flow of information.
  5. World News & Trends Sept. 2009 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. September 2009.
  6. Is God-Intended Communication Disappearing? (l) - If God wanted you to constantly use a cell phone, He would have had you born with one glued to your ear. If He wanted you to be on Twitter all the time, He would have "tweeted" you by now. Is our electronic media producing what God intended for communication, or not?
  7. Smartphones Keep You On Call (l) - A study in England recently found that though smartphones have their advantages, they also keep employees chained to their work, even at home after hours.
  8. "Device-free" a Key to Happiness? (l) - Researchers explore a connection between excessive cell phone use and grade point average.
Cells
  1. 10 Ways Darwin Got It Wrong (l) - This year marks the bicentennial of Charles Darwin's birthday and, coincidentally, 150 years since the publication of his book On the Origin of Species. One of the most influential books in modern history, it has helped shape philosophy, biology, sociology and religion in the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. But both Darwin's theory and his book are doomed by major flaws.
Cellulosic ethanol
  1. (l) - For a mix of reasons, the world's largest energy consumers have joined the biofuel revolution. With fortunes already invested, they are now discovering that it's not the clear winner it once seemed to be. Would you be surprised to learn that God is a factor in whether it succeeds?
Celtic Christianity
  1. The Patrick You Didn't Know (l) - Who was "Saint" Patrick? What did he believe? What did he teach? And was he really Irish?
Celtic Samhain
  1. Halloween - Calling Evil Good (l) - Why does it matter what a young person like you chooses to do on October 31?
Celts
  1. Appendix 5: Brutus and the Covenant Land (l) - What is the connection between Brutus and the Covenant land?
  2. The Mysterious Scythians Burst Into History (l) - Many historians have concluded that the Celts and Scythians have a common background.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. The Label Celt and Celtic Society (l) - Some scholars conclude the word keltoi, or Celt, is an appropriate label for people who kept much about their past and traditions hidden.
  6. 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."
Celts, maritime power of the
  1. 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.
Center of life
  1. Bread (l) - The Bible often speaks of bread, but what does bread have to do with our lives and God?
Central Asia
  1. Russian Resurgence in a Unipolar World (l) - Russia is a superpower no longer, so what is behind President Putin's bold actions toward Hamas, Iran, Eastern Europe and China? Russia will play a critical role in geopolitics and globalization in the 21st century. No longer a superpower, it is still a superplayer.
  2. 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?
Central bank
  1. The Vatican Pushes for a Global Political and Economic Authority (l) - According to Bible prophecy, in the last days a centrally controlled global economic system, like the one the Vatican proposes, will be dominated by a great false religion and its leader. Could this document serve as the blueprint?
Central government
  1. Behind the Headlines - A World Without the United States (l) - The prophecies of the Bible concerning the rise of a new end time super power will come to pass.
  2. The Wealth and Poverty of Nations (l) - Great prosperity was brought to the world through the British Empire and later the United States. But, as the British retreated from their empire, many of their former colonies suffered rapid economic decline as successor governments tried a different model, that of controlling everything.
Centurion
  1. Just Say the Word (l) - Jesus held up a Roman centurion as an outstanding example of faith. And there's much for us to learn in this encounter between two leaders of men.
Century
  1. Chaotic Start to a New Century (l) - From many perspectives, the year 2000 was not a good year. What does the Bible say about the pangs this world is experiencing?
Ceremonially unclean
  1. Understanding 'Unclean' in Romans 14 (l) - Understanding 'Unclean' in Romans 14.
Ceremony
  1. Why Paul Used the Term 'the Whole Law' in Galatians 5:3 (l) - Paul's point in Galatians about being "a debtor to keep the whole law" is in the context of wanting to impose circumcision on the Galatians. Their reasoning implied that at least some of the symbolic aspects of the law would be required of the gentiles.
Cerinthus
  1. Heresies denying Jesus as God in the flesh (l) - One influential and diabolical heresy was gnosticism, which was starting to form in the late New Testament period.
Certainty
  1. Relying on God in an Uncertain World! (l) - The apostle James also reminds us that we "do not know what will happen tomorrow". His sobering declaration underlines the natural state of our material world. It is an uncertain world.
Ces
  1. In the News Jan/Mar 2007 (l) - News stories. January 2007
CFS
  1. But You Look So Healthy! (l) - It's not easy to help someone whose problem you don't understand. Here's some information that can help you help people who suffer with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).
Chad
  1. The power of the Chad (l) - The world's only superpower and oldest democratic republic has just come through a stunning election process.
Chaim
  1. The Alpha and the Omega and Eternity (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?
Challenge
  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. Are You Up for the Challenge? (l) - Life's greatest challenges are in every day decisions! Learning to choose wisely and learning from your experiences can prepare you for a rewarding future.
  3. Piggyback (l) - I was touched and inspired watching a father and his young daughter face a challenging quest together.
Challenges
  1. The Wind River Wilderness Expedition (l) - Young adults speak of challenges that helped them understand powerful life lessons.
  2. How Can We Make Life Work? (l) - Some people recognize that living God's way holds great promise "of the life . . . which is to come." Far fewer understand that living a godly life also has benefits in "the life that now is"--that is, our present physical lives.
  3. Christianity Isn't For Wimps (l) - Most people today think being a Christian is easy, but the surprising truth is, the real Christianity of the Bible is challenging and difficult. Do you have the courage and conviction to be a real Christian?
Champion
  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.
Chance
  1. Why Suffering? - Time and Chance (l) - Many good and bad things occur to people regardless of whether they are good or evil. The Bible refers to the working of "time and chance".
  2. There Is No God? (l) - How was life on earth created, was it all by chance or was there a creator?
Change
  1. Choosing Your Future (l) - Some people believe in "kismet," or fate. Their death or "time to die" is preset, events were "meant to be," and they are not in control of their own futures. Truly we do not have total control over very many things -- but we do play a huge part in our own futures.
  2. Parent Swap (l) - As parents and Christians, we have responsibilities to our children and we must make sure we don't swing too far in any direction when it comes to decision making.
  3. The Danger of Distraction (l) - In spite of all the information inundating society, most lack the knowledge that's most important.
  4. How Can We Cope in a World of Rapid Change? (l) - Do you feel bombarded with change from every direction? Do you feel stressed, overworked, with too little time to appreciate and enjoy life? Do you find it difficult to keep up with everything you need to do? If so, you're not alone. Our rapidly changing world is rapidly stressing us out. What can you do to cope?
  5. Not How I Am (l) - Knowing who you are now is important. Knowing what you may become can change your life
  6. Changing Your Perspective (l) - Sometimes all it takes is change.
  7. Are You Ready to Change? (l) - Would you like to change your life? Your Creator offers the ultimate change for the better - total transformation to the most rewarding life possible.
  8. God Is Calling You to Change Your Life (l) - God wants you to change and start living His way. He reveals three essential steps to help you start and continue in this new life, steps requiring deep consideration and purposeful action today.
  9. Time for a Change! (l) - Are you telling yourself that everything is okay in your relationship with God and that you're all He expects you to be? Or maybe you need to realize it's time for a change!
  10. Christian Leadership Should be Y2K Compatible (l) - F. W. de Klerk speaks about what future leaders will have to cope with in the next millennium.
Change of heart
  1. Accentuate the Positive (l) - Is what others see in us on the outside, who we really are on the inside?
Change of life
  1. Breathe (l) - The movement of life can be overwhelming, but should we function automatically or with purpose?
Change of mind
  1. Know Jesus, Know Peace (l) - In a world at war, people are divided about what it takes to ultimately bring peace to the planet. Many feel it will never happen. But it will. Here's how.
Change, need to
  1. What Should You Do? (l) - Why does God reveal the future? Why does He tell us what is coming? One crucial reason is so we can see the need to change.
Changed
  1. Introduction: Transforming Your Life (l) - The word conversion is heard often in religious circles. People commonly speak of their "conversion," or how they came to be "converted." What do these words mean?
Changing hearts
  1. A New Way of Thinking (l) - What do you do if everyone in the world needs a heart transplant?
Channeling
  1. The Spirit World's Dangerous Dark Side (l) - Strange practices and religions such as Wicca, Santeria, voodoo and channeling are growing in popularity. What's behind them? Are such things harmless, or is there more to them than meets the eye?
  2. What Is Channeling? (l) - Most have heard of the term channeling. It has become increasingly popular on TV and radio, especially with the arrival of the "New Age" movement. This is a modern version of mysticism with roots in Hinduism, Buddhism and occultism.
  3. Do You Know the Real Secret? (l) - Could you be affected by a popular but deceptive New Age teaching? What's at the heart of The Secret and The Law of Attraction? Does the Bible offer any insight and guidance?
Chaos
  1. Chaotic Start to a New Century (l) - From many perspectives, the year 2000 was not a good year. What does the Bible say about the pangs this world is experiencing?
Chaotic confusion
  1. 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"
Character
  1. The Power of Habits (l) - How do we get to the point where we do what we know we should do? Can this really be done? The answer is "Yes!" Here's how.
  2. Restoring Moral Levees (l) - Without careful maintenance levees can fail. It's the same for character and self-restraint. The type of character that can withstand depravation and upheaval must be built and maintained one brick at a time over years of careful living.
  3. Overcoming Adversity Requires Perseverance (l) - While mustering human perseverance can pay off, most people are still not as successful as they could be because they fail to utilize one additional critical key in becoming a successful overcomer. Do you have what it takes?
  4. Are You Up for the Challenge? (l) - Life's greatest challenges are in every day decisions! Learning to choose wisely and learning from your experiences can prepare you for a rewarding future.
  5. Jacob and Joseph (l) - God's calling and purpose is sure. Through trials and suffering, we learn to trust God and build character, just as the patriarchs in the Bible did. They trusted God to guide their lives and followed Him through all circumstances in life in order to gain their reward of eternal life.
  6. Passing on a Legacy of Character (l) - Passing on a legacy of character through the family is a most precious gift. Just as God has given us the opportunity to develop His character, we must pass the knowledge on to our children. Our actions can affect generations to come.
  7. U.K.'s Scandal Plagues Parliament (l) - Britain has drastically changed in the past generation. Many lament the lack of values and adherence to a Judeo-Christian religious ethic that puts the Ten Commandments squarely in the center of a moral life.
  8. Abundant Fresh Fruit: To Serve God and Share With Others (l) - We can become like God by having His Spirit dwelling in us. As we grow spiritually, we should see more and more evidence of that miracle--more and more "fruit of the Spirit." And with more and more fruit, there is more and more to give to others!
  9. 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.
  10. Two Seconds After: What Will You Do When Crisis Overtakes the World? (l) - In a time of great crisis, what will you take with you? If you're not already preparing, the one thing that will be most valuable won't be available.
  11. Character Lessons From the Greatest Generation (l) - American newsman Tom Brokaw labeled them The Greatest Generation -- those Americans who grew up during the Great Depression and went on to establish American greatness during and just after World War II. But what character traits made them great?
  12. Why Does God Allow Satan to Influence Mankind? (l) - God is in control, but He has allowed Satan to dominate humanity for two basic reasons. First, Adam and Eve, our first parents, chose Satan's domination over them. Second, God wants all of humanity to learn that "the way of man is not in himself; it is not in man who walks to direct his own steps" (Jeremiah 10:23).
  13. Understanding God Through Christ (l) - The image of God is what makes man unique among all His physical creation. This is what renders men, women and children truly human.
  14. Can We Explain All Suffering? (l) - One of the consequences of humanity's decision to live contrary to God's instruction is a world subject to the capriciousness and vagaries of "time and chance" and the actions of others.
  15. Glossary (bsc3) (l) - A glossary of the terms used in this Bible study.
  16. Glossary (bsc4) (l) - Word definitions relating to Bible Correspondence Course.
  17. The Importance of Godly Character (l) - When we face difficult choices, God can see how committed to Him we are. Only when we obey Him under duress is the depth of our character fully evident.
  18. Why Suffering? (l) - If God is infinitely good, and infinitely powerful too, why should evil exist at all? God's purpose is best served by His giving us freedom of choice.
  19. How to Increase Your Intelligence (l) - Are people just born either smart or dumb? Is there anything you can do about it?
  20. How Does the Bible Define Sin? (l) - understanding sin and how the Bible defines sin
  21. Fanfare for the Common Man (l) - What concerns me is how few people place a high regard on personal integrity and character.
  22. A Diamond Is Forever (l) - Dazzling, precious diamonds can help us more clearly see what God has in mind for us -- as His jewels.
  23. Rise Above Peer Pressure (l) - Finding true friends and dealing with unwanted pressures are challenges at any age. Where can teenagers turn for help?
  24. The Lesson of "A Message to Garcia" (l) - God is looking for a few good men and women. Will you be ready to carry a message for Him?
  25. A Walk In the Snow: Character Counts In a Nation's Leaders (l) - One man's walk in the snow on behalf of his nation.
  26. Does Character Matter? (l) - In a world in which most people take the easy way out, is it worth while to do things differently?
  27. Serving From the Bench (l) - When Anne's love of sports and love of God conflicted, she spent more time on the bench. Even there she inspired her team.
  28. The Story of Stan Musial (l) - In a time when many sports "heroes" exhibit less than heroic character, here's one sports legend who set a high standard.
  29. Christianity Isn't For Wimps (l) - Most people today think being a Christian is easy, but the surprising truth is, the real Christianity of the Bible is challenging and difficult. Do you have the courage and conviction to be a real Christian?
  30. What Is True Leadership? (l) - Which ingredients make an effective leader? And what makes some leaders take tragic courses for themselves and their fellowmen?
  31. Develop Your Spiritual Senses (l) - Many want to avoid sin but don't know where to begin. By understanding the process of how sin occurs, you can better avoid it in your life.
Character development
  1. Work: It's More Than Just a Job (l) - In and outside the home, work is a critical part of life. But for whom are we really working, and what is the ultimate purpose of work?
Character in a mate
  1. The Right One (l) - Is finding your "one true love" an impossible dream? How can you know when you have found "the right one"?
Character, Christian
  1. Christianity Isn't for Wimps (l) - Most people today think being a Christian is easy, but the surprising truth is, the real Christianity of the Bible is challenging and difficult. Do you have the courage and conviction to be a real Christian?
Character, good
  1. Rise Above Peer Pressure (4/2001) (l) - Pressure to conform is especially powerful when we are young. How does peer pressure work and how can we master it?
Charismatics
  1. Tongues and Slaying in the Spirit (l) - What are the gifts of the Spirit and will they be obvious to those around us?
Charity
  1. Meeting Needs Beyond Our Own (l) - The Bible shows that money and wealth can be used for either good or bad. In that light, it's important that we understand what God says about how we are to use money. What does the Bible tell us regarding our financial priorities?
Charity and the Bible
  1. The Bible: A Blessing to Humanity (l) - The Bible has been of more benefit to humanity than any other book in history.
Charlemagne
  1. The "Christian Caesar" (l) - In 800A.D. Charlemagne was proclaimed Rex Pater Europae (King Father of Europe) and espoused the ideal of a unified Christian Empire.
  2. Europe and the Church, Part 7: Charlemagne, Father of Modern Europe (l) - Over three centuries after the fall of the Western Roman Empire, Charlemagne, king of the Franks, was crowned by the pope in the year 800. The second mountain "on which the woman sits" (Revelation 17:9) was set to inspire Europeans for centuries, including those behind today's European Union.
  3. 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.
  4. Europe: A New Superpower on the Rise (l) - Now that the Lisbon Treaty has gained final approval by all 27 EU member nations, 2010 promises to be a significant year for the European Union. Ever since the fall of the Roman Empire in the fifth century, Europeans have dreamed of uniting their continent. Is this long dream about to be fulfilled? Are we seeing the birth of a new superpower foretold in Bible prophecy?
Charles the Great
  1. The "Christian Caesar" (l) - In 800A.D. Charlemagne was proclaimed Rex Pater Europae (King Father of Europe) and espoused the ideal of a unified Christian Empire.
  2. Europe and the Church, Part 7: Charlemagne, Father of Modern Europe (l) - Over three centuries after the fall of the Western Roman Empire, Charlemagne, king of the Franks, was crowned by the pope in the year 800. The second mountain "on which the woman sits" (Revelation 17:9) was set to inspire Europeans for centuries, including those behind today's European Union.
Charles V
  1. Europe and the Church, Part 9: Charles V's Empire Upon Which the Sun Never Set (l) - The Holy Roman Emperor Charles V was the most famous Habsburg in history, presiding over an empire that stretched from the Philippines to Peru and was the greatest in Europe. During his reign he was confronted with major challenges, including the Protestant Reformation. His reign constituted the fourth of the seven prophesied resurrections of the Roman Empire, which will see its final resurrection just before the return of Jesus Christ as King of Kings.
Chatlines
  1. World News Review February 2001 (l) - A brief overview of world events.
Chavez, Hugo
  1. Anti-American Sentiment Increases in South America (l) - This month's Summit of the Americas highlighted the change in attitude toward the United States.
  2. World News Review August 2006 (l) - World news review - Sept 2006.
  3. Venezuela - Six More Years of Chavez (l) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez won reelection Dec. 3 to another six-year term. Should the world take him seriously? Should the United States be concerned about his rhetoric? Yes!
Cheap grace
  1. God Is Calling - Will You Answer? (l) - God is calling you to a special relationship with Him like no other. Answering that call will change your life, enriching it in the present and leading you into eternity!
  2. Does God Set Conditions on His Gift of Eternal Life? (l) - Can we do things -- or not do things -- that will disqualify us from receiving the gift of eternal life?
Cheater
  1. A Moral Dilemma? (l) - A radio program portrayed it as one. But in the end...
Cheating
  1. In the News... April 2009 (l) - Items in the news - April 2009
  2. Choosing to Cheat (l) - Everyone seems to be doing it, so it's not really a problem to cheat in school, is it?
  3. Cheating Undermines Higher Education (l) - As reported by William Chase in The American Scholar, "Every study over the decades has concluded that cheating at American colleges and universities is rampant" ("A Question of Honor," Spring 2012). Most likely partially due to widespread cheating and dishonesty, students are "learning less all the time."
  4. Students Hack School Records (l) - Cheating ring caught at California school.
  5. Atlanta Educators Guilty of Cheating (l) - In early April 2015 a group of educators in Atlanta, Georgia, were found guilty in one of the largest cheating scandals in U.S. history.
  6. "Sometimes You Have to Break the Rules"? (l) - Deep down inside everyone likes to break rules. But is doing so really in our best interest?
Chechnya
  1. Will Russia Win in Chechnya? (l) - Last time they failed to crush the Chechens. Will Russia succeed this time?
Cheerful
  1. Positive Facebook Posts Prove Contagious (l) - The power of positivity measured on social networks.
Chemical warfare
  1. A Soldier on the Western Front (l) - To many today, World War I seems like long-forgotten ancient history. But what was it like for those caught up in the maelstrom of death and destruction in "the war to end all wars"? And will war ever truly end?
Chemical weapons
  1. 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.
  2. Instant Epidemics: The New Breed of Weapons (l) - The fear of chemical and bio-chemical warfare is on the rise.
  3. 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!
Chernobyl
  1. Real Utopia Is Coming to Earth! (l) - Humanity is bringing our planet to the point of destruction, but the Bible shows that Jesus Christ will intervene. How will His government, laws and citizens change the world? What will the wonderful benefits of the Kingdom of God be?
  2. Letters From Ukraine (l) - Diary of LifeNets' Chernobyl Trip 2003.
Cherub
  1. 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.
Cherubim
  1. Different Kinds of Angels (l) - Are all angels alike? Scripture reveals several different kinds of angels, including cherubim, seraphim and several other kinds of spirit beings. What are they like?
  2. 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."
Chief Joseph
  1. 'I Will Fight No More, Forever' (l) - American and Indian cultures clashed on a shrinking North American continent.
Child abuse
  1. Crisis in the Catholic Church (l) - News of the sexual abuse of children by priests can no longer be covered up, and has serious implications for the Catholic Church in the United States and elsewhere.
  2. Child Abuse: What Kids Are Doing to Kids (l) - Children are hurting each other but what can be done? See how God says we should handle ourselves.
  3. I Am a Guilt Addict (l) - Some guilt comes from doing something that is really wrong. But too often we fall into the trap of feeling guilty for everything! Especially saying no...
Child behavior
  1. Child Rearing: Building the Right Foundation (l) - Our attitude toward our children is perhaps the single most important consideration in proper child rearing. Do we really love our children? Do our words and actions show our children we love them? Will we, and do we, sacrifice for them? Do we make time to show we care for them?
Child care
  1. Day Care Debate: More Than Aggressive Babies (l) - Debate rages over a government study that suggests day care causes aggressive behavior in children. Cries for using less day care are challenged with equal passion by defenders of its perceived value. Sadly, personal opinion and economics have obscured the most important value of all.
Child discipline
  1. Successful Parenting: What Makes It Work? (l) - Many parents can find themselves overwhelmed when it comes to parenting. What biblical keys can lay the right foundation?
  2. Parenting: The Terrible Twos or the Terrific Twos? (l) - With all the stereotypes about 2-year-old children, what strategies can parents follow to help make this year terrific?
  3. Proverbs: He Who Loves, Disciplines (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  4. Prepare Your Child to Follow Christ (l) - As a Christian parent, what can you do to encourage your children to follow Jesus Christ?
Child obesity
  1. Sleep... A Key to Weight Control (l) - What decisions are you making about your long-term fitness? Will you be fit and trim or, altering an expression slightly, "fit to be tired"? How much you sleep can make a difference!
Child pornography
  1. Sexting Percentages Lower Than Thought (l) - A small percentage of young people engaging in this behavior is dangerous.
  2. The Growing Plague of Child Pornography (l) - Child pornography was pretty much eradicated in the 1980s, but with the advent of the Internet, it exploded.
Child rearing
  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. Successful Parenting: What Makes It Work? (l) - Many parents can find themselves overwhelmed when it comes to parenting. What biblical keys can lay the right foundation?
  3. Persistence Pays Off (l) - Our children need perseverance whether they are tending a garden, learning to play a musical instrument, or practicing gymnastics. Here are some tips for helping kids develop stick-to-it-iveness.
  4. Overscheduled Families (l) - Many parents worry their children will be left behind if they aren't signed up for lots of activities. But are the benefits of such a hurried lifestyle really worth the time stress?
  5. Proverbs: He Who Loves, Disciplines (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  6. Five Keys to a Happy Family (l) - With the advancement of technology and social media, the family unit is disconnecting and fragmenting. You can build or restore family closeness with five keys that can open rewarding doors to a happier family.
  7. Child Rearing: Building the Right Foundation (l) - Our attitude toward our children is perhaps the single most important consideration in proper child rearing. Do we really love our children? Do our words and actions show our children we love them? Will we, and do we, sacrifice for them? Do we make time to show we care for them?
  8. Bringing Up a Moral Child (l) - Many parents, including single parents, are raising well-adjusted, moral children who successfully enter adulthood. Why are these families successful when so many others are not?
  9. Creating Quality Time (l) - To increase the opportunities for quality communication -- the kind where a parent and child can truly share heartfelt emotions and concerns in a trusting relationship -- consider the ideas in this article.
  10. Discipline With Encouragement (l) - Discipline with encouragement may seem like an oxymoron. How could discipline possibly be encouraging? Isn't it always painful and depressing? The answer is no, discipline need not always be that way. Here's why.
  11. Personality Differences and Temperament (l) - Because each child is a unique human being in terms of the way he or she thinks and acts, parents often wonder whether these differences should affect their parenting.
  12. Proverbs and Proper Training (l) - Sometimes, especially when their children are teenagers, parents feel as if they're not getting through. They may wonder whether all their efforts are wasted. But experience shows that if they stick with a good game plan, they will eventually realize the desired results.
  13. The Seasons of Parenting (l) - There are three seasons in raising children, and one final season that is our goal. Each season is a phase where a child needs a certain type of parenting.
  14. Sibling Rivalry (l) - Dr. James Dobson describes sibling rivalry as "the most irritating feature of childrearing." Continuing, he writes, "The underlying source of this conflict is old-fashioned jealousy and competition between children".
  15. The Value of Consequences (l) - To spare their children hurt feelings and disappointment, some parents try to rescue them from bad choices and decisions. While such parents may think they are being kind to their children, such actions often hurt their children by delaying their maturity and understanding of responsibility.
  16. Introduction - Marriage and Family: The Missing Dimension (l) - "Didn't the LORD make you one with your wife? In body and spirit you are his. And what does he want? Godly children from your union" (Malachi 2:15, New Living Translation).
  17. Our Children: Gifts of God in a Hostile Environment (l) - Sadly, the world today is a hostile, toxic environment for children - even in nations where there is greater economic prosperity.
  18. Measuring Influence on Our Children (l) - To have more influence on your children, look for ways to spend more time with them.
  19. The Fifth Commandment: A Foundation for Success (l) - Strong family relationships based on respect and cooperation lead to blessings and success.
  20. Day Care Debate: More Than Aggressive Babies (l) - Debate rages over a government study that suggests day care causes aggressive behavior in children. Cries for using less day care are challenged with equal passion by defenders of its perceived value. Sadly, personal opinion and economics have obscured the most important value of all.
  21. How to Raise Good Children in a Bad World (l) - Standards all around you may be slipping, but here are some principles to help you stay in charge of your child's moral upbringing.
  22. Teaching Youth Religious Values (l) - Secular society has largely abandoned instructing children in religious values, with devastating consequences for individuals and familes. What does the Bible say about passing values from generation to generation? And what are your responsibilities as a parent?
  23. Parenting in the 90s (l) - The chances for successful parenting are aided by a deep commitment to the biblical principle that children are truly a blessing, well worth the time and energy tht will be required.
  24. How to Comfort Your Children in Time of Need (l) - A large part of growing up is facing difficulties, setbacks and disappointments. What can you do to help your children through those traumatic times?
  25. The Juggling Act (l) - Working mothers, do you feel guilty?
  26. What Happened to the Family Meal? (l) - Here's why it's worth saving - and what you can do to save it.
  27. Teach Your Children God's Ways (l) - Jesus Christ recognized that children must be included in the spiritual life of His followers. Are we teaching them to love God's ways and especially His Sabbath?
  28. Respect: Is It a Dying Virtue (l) - Learning to respect others starts when we're young. Sadly, many today aren't learning this vital lesson.
Child rearing, phases of
  1. The Seasons of Parenting (l) - There are three seasons in raising children, and one final season that is our goal. Each season is a phase where a child needs a certain type of parenting.
Child sacrifice
  1. 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.
  2. 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!
Child school readiness
  1. Our Children: Gifts of God in a Hostile Environment (l) - Sadly, the world today is a hostile, toxic environment for children - even in nations where there is greater economic prosperity.
Child soldiers
  1. Current Events and Trends - November/December 2017 (l) - An overview of events and conditions around the world featured in the November/December 2017 issue of Beyond Today.
  2. "Neither Shall They Learn War Anymore" (l) - I want to share with you the very real and heart-rending dilemma of little boys in a small country with big problems.
  3. World News Review Jul 2001 (l) - World news review. July 2001.
Child structured activities
  1. Overscheduled Families (l) - Many parents worry their children will be left behind if they aren't signed up for lots of activities. But are the benefits of such a hurried lifestyle really worth the time stress?
Child violence
  1. Children and Violent Video Games (l) - Today, sales of popular video games are at record highs. But what message are they sending? Most importantly, are they appropriate for young impressionable minds?
Child's death
  1. Why Did Pamela Die? (l) - God notices, cares, and gives us the help we need when we ask for it.
Child's first year
  1. Your Child's First Year: What Can You Expect? (l) - So now you're a new parent. What adventures and surprises does the next year hold for you, your mate and your child? How can you build a foundation for future family success?
Child, death of
  1. Time and Chance (l) - We live in a world where tragedies abound. We read of them in the newspaper and see them reported on television. But we think they happen to other people.
Childbirth
  1. Preparing for Pregnancy: Participating in a Miracle (l) - Bringing a human life into the world is an incredible, and daunting, endeavor. How can parents prepare for this miracle?
Childlike
  1. Through Their Eyes (l) - How can we escape Satan's negative mentality and become as little (as yet untainted) children?
  2. Become Like Little Children (l) - Being a preschool teacher is a wonderful opportunity to see God's gentle, loving, childlike nature at work.
  3. 'Become Like Little Children' (l) - Being a preschool teacher is an opportunity to see the childlike nature God desires of us at work.
Children
  1. Children Are a Blessing, Not an Inconvenience (l) - A tragic consequence of the pervasive defilement of the marriage institution is the widely accepted view that children are an inconvenience.
  2. How Can You Help Your Child Succeed? (l) - Too many parents allow the harmful influences of society to shape their children's future. Children need good parental attention. What can you do to help your child succeed?
  3. Helpful hints for parents (l) - Tips for bringing up successful children from Dan Quayle and clinical psychologist Diane Medved.
  4. Our Children at Risk (l) - My heart aches for the precious children I met at the amusement park.
  5. The Day Care Dilemma (l) - Parents trust day care facilities to take care of their most precious resource - their children.
  6. Christianity: Burden or Blessing to Mankind? (l) - Christianity has been under increasing assault from those who believe it to be a source of oppression, ignorance, prejudice and superstition. But the facts show that Christianity has had the most beneficial influence on humanity of any religion or philosophy in history!
  7. Like Little Children (l) - Becoming like little children is something that seems easy at first glance, but what does it really mean?
  8. Our Wounded Children: Who Will Make It Right? (l) - Many children today are in constant danger due to neglect, warfare, disease and starvation. So many have little regard for the most vulnerable among us. But there is hope for the future in the sure promises of God.
  9. Will You Wait for Each Other? (l) - Why do some marriages last while others don't? I've learned some important lessons in my own journey of 40 years.
  10. Teach Your Children About Finances (l) - "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it." Take this proverb to heart and teach your children the principles of money management.
  11. Bringing Up a Moral Child (l) - Many parents, including single parents, are raising well-adjusted, moral children who successfully enter adulthood. Why are these families successful when so many others are not?
  12. A Dramatic Shift in American Society (l) - About 50 years ago many Americam families made a choice with lasting and unforseen consequences.
  13. Values Turned Upside Down in a Generation's Time (l) - A major movement is underway to redefine "family". A militant secularism prevails in our society today.
  14. 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.
  15. What Is Your Children's Future? (l) - Is the furture of our children left to chance and circumstance? Their future is in your hands more than you think.
  16. A Halloween Story (l) - Following is an imaginary dialogue on the reasons responsible people might wonder whether they should participate in the customs, and don the costumes, of Halloween.
  17. Youth Violence: Who's to Blame? (l) - What's behind the frightening epidemic of youth violence? The prophet Isaiah envisioned a time when children would oppress their elders. Are we living in those days?
  18. If Children Could Choose Their Parents (l) - The value of having an engaged involved parental team of mom and dad.
  19. What Are Our Children Worth? (l) - Its ironic, while baby boomers and other older adults live better amd have more wealth than any other adult population in the history of the planet, they place such a comparatively small value on children.
  20. Successful Parenting Begins With the Brain (l) - In the 21st century some of the ancient wisdom regarding the basics for childrearing has come full circle and is being recognized as the best our modern age can offer.
  21. Today's Family: Defining Marriage (l) - What is marriage? When and how did it originate? Does it really matter?
Children and anger
  1. How Can You Avoid Provoking Your Child to Anger? (l) - The Bible warns parents of the problems of provoking their children to anger or discouraging them. Here are some practical tips for avoiding these parenting pitfalls.
Children and celebrities
  1. Celebrity Culture: The Distorted Mirror (l) - Magazines, TV and the Internet are obsessed with celebrities and celebrity culture. How does society's fascination with celebrity culture affect you and your children? How can you counter its negative influence?
Children and communication
  1. ... And Children Are From Pluto (l) - If men are from Mars and women are from Venus, sometimes it seems children are from even farther out. What can parents do to improve interplanetary relations?
Children and conversion
  1. Are Your Children Called? (l) - It may surprise some to learn that God is not calling everyone in this present age . Is he calling your children?
Children and divorce
  1. Children of Divorce Aren't Doomed to Failure (l) - Are children of divorce destined to be drawn into a "social black hole" of drug abuse, promiscuity and their own failed marriages? In spite of strong pressures to the contrary, the encouraging answer is "not necessarily."
Children and drugs
  1. Drug Abuse: A Major Health Problem (l) - Facts from the 2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health.
Children and evolution
  1. How Can You Talk With Your Children About Evolution? (l) - Almost everywhere you turn, your children are being exposed to the "facts" of evolution rather than the flaws in the theory. What can you do to properly educate your kids? They need you to spell out the truth!
Children and father
  1. Fathers Vital to Healthy Development of Children (l) - Recent research from Canada confirms the importance of the father in the life of a child.
Children and fathers
  1. Children Need Both a Father and Mother (l) - Marriage was designed to connect children to a loving relationship with their mother and father, offering stability for them and society at large.
Children and God
  1. A Pentecost Message: It's Your Church Too! (l) - Did you realize that this biblical Holy Day has special significance for young people?
  2. Teaching Your Preschooler About God (l) - Our children are a wonderful gift from God, and it's our responsibility to teach them about Him. What are some of the ways we can teach our children about God?
  3. Our Wounded Children: Who Will Make It Right? (l) - Many children today are in constant danger due to neglect, warfare, disease and starvation. So many have little regard for the most vulnerable among us. But there is hope for the future in the sure promises of God.
Children and internet
  1. Sexting Percentages Lower Than Thought (l) - A small percentage of young people engaging in this behavior is dangerous.
Children and marriage
  1. Children Need Both a Father and Mother (l) - Marriage was designed to connect children to a loving relationship with their mother and father, offering stability for them and society at large.
Children and media
  1. Celebrity Culture: The Distorted Mirror (l) - Magazines, TV and the Internet are obsessed with celebrities and celebrity culture. How does society's fascination with celebrity culture affect you and your children? How can you counter its negative influence?
  2. World News and Trends - Mar/Apr 2000 (l) - A brief synopsis of world events. March/April 2000
Children and money
  1. Five Steps to Teach Your Children Money Management (l) - How well do your children understand and manage money? Do they understand basic concepts such as saving, budgeting, borrowing and debt? Use these helpful tips to teach them!
  2. How to Teach Your Children Good Money Management Skills (l) - The Bible has a lot to say regarding how we should be using our money and parents should be passing these financial principles onto their children.
Children and obesity
  1. A Deadly Epidemic (l) - Between 300,000 and 600,000 Americans will die this year, not from terrorist acts, but from a chronic disease growing so rapidly that it is now officially called an epidemic. You'll be shocked to find out what and how widespread it is.
Children and religion
  1. Passing on Our Faith to Our Children (l) - Teaching our children about God and leading them into a relationship with God can be intimidating. Nonetheless, all parents have a responsibility to teach their children about God and His Word.
  2. How Can We Pass Our Faith on to Our Children? (l) - In a previous article we covered the basic reasons why we should teach our children about God. Now we'll look at the actual mechanics as well as a good general approach to instructing our children.
Children and siblings
  1. Sibling Rivalry (l) - Dr. James Dobson describes sibling rivalry as "the most irritating feature of childrearing." Continuing, he writes, "The underlying source of this conflict is old-fashioned jealousy and competition between children".
Children and swearing
  1. Children Absorb Foul Language at Early Age (l) - New study assesses the impact of foul language on young minds.
Children and the BIble
  1. Teach Your Children With Family Bible Study (l) - The most important responsibility of parents is to pass along their spiritual faith and understanding to their children. Here are tips for how to teach God's words and ways to your children.
Children and the internet
  1. World News Review Jul 2001 (l) - World news review. July 2001.
Children and the Sabbath
  1. Teach Your Children God's Ways (l) - Jesus Christ recognized that children must be included in the spiritual life of His followers. Are we teaching them to love God's ways and especially His Sabbath?
Children and values
  1. 10 Practical Ways to Teach Your Children Right Values (l) - Most parents recognize the need for their children to have right values. But how do you teach them? Here are practical pointers parents can use to instill those standards, starting today!
Children and words
  1. Sticks and Stones (l) - We often use our words as weapons. We forget how seemingly harmless phrases can carry a hurtful meaning.
Children dieting
  1. World News Review May 2005 (l) - World News Review; April/May 2005
Children of divorce
  1. Hope and Help for Children of Divorce (l) - Every year millions of children experience the trauma of their parents' divorce. Millions more have already gone through that pain and been affected in ways large and small. What can help children of divorce? One who has been there shares the keys that helped him through that experience.
  2. Hope & Help for Children of Divorce (l) - Every year millions of children experience the trauma of their parents' divorce. Millions more have already gone through that pain and been affected in ways large and small. What can help children of divorce? One who has been there shares the keys that helped him through that experience.
  3. Single-Parenting Success (l) - Through mistakes and sometimes no fault of their own, many adults have to bring up children on their own without a spouse's help. They are single parents. Wise individuals in this situation will strive to teach their children the same godly principles that are applicable to all.
Children of God
  1. Three Mind-Bending Truths About Your Future (l) - Your world can be a chaotic and confusing place, at times making you feel like a fish out of water. How do you begin to deal with the problems?
  2. God's Purpose for You (l) - Why were you born? Do you understand why you exist? The Trinity doctrine obscures the amazing truth, clearly revealed in Scripture, of God's purpose for you!
  3. 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.
  4. God's Own Literal Children (l) - That family relationship of becoming children of God the Father is the heart and core of God's incredible plan for humanity!
Children of Israel
  1. What Is the Church? (l) - "As a consequence of this broad background of meaning in the Greek and Old Testament worlds, the term 'church' is used in the New Testament of a local congregation of called-out Christians, such as the 'church of God which is at Corinth' (1 Cor. 1:2), and also of the entire people of God, such as in the affirmation that Christ is 'the head over all things to the church, Which is his body' (Eph. 1:22-23)
Children out of wedlock
  1. The Rise in Children Born Outside of Marriage (l) - Back in 1992, then-Vice President Dan Quayle was widely ridiculed in the media for denouncing the trend of women having children out of wedlock and taking aim at its affirmation by the TV sitcom Murphy Brown - about a divorced news anchor of that name played by actress Candice Bergen.
Children's literature
  1. Whatever Happened to Father in Children's Literature? (l) - The absent father in literature is a reminder of the intense need children have for their parents.
Children's temperament
  1. Personality Differences and Temperament (l) - Because each child is a unique human being in terms of the way he or she thinks and acts, parents often wonder whether these differences should affect their parenting.
Children, angry
  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.
Children, attitude toward
  1. Child Rearing: Building the Right Foundation (l) - Our attitude toward our children is perhaps the single most important consideration in proper child rearing. Do we really love our children? Do our words and actions show our children we love them? Will we, and do we, sacrifice for them? Do we make time to show we care for them?
Children, depression in
  1. Divorce's Devastating Impact on Children (l) - The consequences of divorce on children are far reaching. Among these are depression, increased rates of drug and alcohol abuse, and inability to forge close relationships.
  2. Illicit Sex: The Threat to Children (l) - Children of divorce are more likely to engage in early sexual experiences. Many rush into cohabitation or early marriage.
Children, helping
  1. Help Your Children Cope During Family Crises (l) - How to help children cope with family crises. Parental example is likely to trigger similar behavior in children.
Children, illegitimate
  1. World News Review Jun 2001 (l) - Survey of world news. June 2001.
Children, loneliness in
  1. Illicit Sex: The Threat to Children (l) - Children of divorce are more likely to engage in early sexual experiences. Many rush into cohabitation or early marriage.
Children, planning for
  1. Money in Marriage (l) - Couples can greatly reduce their conflicts over money by planning when to have children and how to care for them, agreeing how to apportion their resources and learning to work together to attain their financial goals.
Children, raising
  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. Successful Parenting: What Makes It Work? (l) - Many parents can find themselves overwhelmed when it comes to parenting. What biblical keys can lay the right foundation?
  3. Help Your Children Cope During Family Crises (l) - How to help children cope with family crises. Parental example is likely to trigger similar behavior in children.
  4. How to Raise Good Children in a Bad World (l) - Standards all around you may be slipping, but here are some principles to help you stay in charge of your child's moral upbringing.
Children, reading with
  1. The Rewards of Reading Together (l) - When family members read aloud together, lots of good things happen-including learning, laughter and love.
Children, relationship difficulties in
  1. Illicit Sex: The Threat to Children (l) - Children of divorce are more likely to engage in early sexual experiences. Many rush into cohabitation or early marriage.
Children, religious instruction of
  1. Successful Parenting: What Makes It Work? (l) - Many parents can find themselves overwhelmed when it comes to parenting. What biblical keys can lay the right foundation?
Children, teaching
  1. Successful Parenting: What Makes It Work? (l) - Many parents can find themselves overwhelmed when it comes to parenting. What biblical keys can lay the right foundation?
Children, time with
  1. Measuring Influence on Our Children (l) - To have more influence on your children, look for ways to spend more time with them.
Childrens' awarness
  1. They Are Listening...Are You? (l) - Are we really aware of what children overhear during our conversations, what could they possibly be learning from us?
Childrens' feelings
  1. Lessons from Jonesboro - Helping Our Children Express Their Feelings (l) - In the aftermath of the Jonesboro, Arkansas children's massacre we are confronted with the WHY questions. Here are some answers to what went went wrong with relationships... and what we can do to build proper ones.
Childrens' hearts
  1. Time to Be a Father (l) - Is your father "Superman"? Remembering your Father and how you and he can strengthen that relationship.
Childrens' mistakes
  1. A Child's Worth (l) - That hat meant a lot to me, but what was I saying to the kid who crushed it?
Childrens' toys
  1. Today's Toys: Child's Play or Something Else? (l) - It maybe time to take another look at your children's toys.
Childrens' TV
  1. World News and Trends - May/Jun 2004 (l) - An Overview of Conditions Around the World, May/June 2004
Childrens' understanding
  1. They Are Listening...Are You? (l) - Are we really aware of what children overhear during our conversations, what could they possibly be learning from us?
Childrens' values
  1. Our Children: Gifts of God in a Hostile Environment (l) - Sadly, the world today is a hostile, toxic environment for children - even in nations where there is greater economic prosperity.
Chile
  1. And The World Was Filled With Violence (l) - "The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence."
China
  1. World News and Trends - Jul/Aug 2004 (l) - World news and trends. July/August 2004.
  2. World News Review Jan 2005 (l) - World News Review - January 2005
  3. China: The Lotus Flower Is Blossoming Again (l) - China only occasionally appears in the daily news in the United States, but it actually deserves much more attention. The road ahead is a rocky one, but leading inexorably toward colossal power.
  4. World News and Trends - Jan/Feb 2005 (l) - An Overview of Conditions Around the World, Jan/Feb 2005
  5. Where Are America and Europe Really Headed? (l) - Following his success in winning the November election, President George W. Bush has shown himself willing to talk to European leaders about how to handle the world's problems. The White House no longer speaks of "New Europe" and "Old Europe." But do the most recent diplomatic initiatives by the president and Secretary of State Rice only mask bitter rifts over major international issues, including the sale of arms to China?
  6. World News and Trends - May/Jun 2005 (l) - An Overview of conditions around the world. May/June 2005.
  7. A Downsized Lifestyle Is Coming - Will You Make the Adjustment? (l) - Our world is changing in ways we never considered. The dominance that affluent nations have enjoyed is about to end. Will peoples of the rich world downsize their lifestyle? Will people who have rarely if ever had to "tighten their belts" be able to make the painful change?
  8. World News Review July 2005 (l) - World News summary - July 2005.
  9. 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?
  10. 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?
  11. 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?
  12. World News and Trends - July/August 2006 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Jul/Aug 2006
  13. North Korean Nukes: What's Next? (l) - Longtime Stalinist Kim Jong Il has officially brought North Korea into the nuclear club. Now that North Korea has nuclear devices, what can the rest of the world expect?
  14. World News Review February 2007 (l) - World news items, February 2007.
  15. 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.
  16. World News and Trends - July/August 2007 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Jul/Aug 2007
  17. World News & Trends - November/December 2008 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Nov/Dec 2008
  18. World News & Trends Jan 2009 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Jan. 2009
  19. Could the Dollar Fall? (l) - Could the dollar be challenged and replaced by another world currency? Will something that until recently was "unthinkable" become a reality? The global financial slump is challenging long-held assumptions.
  20. Dealing With World 2.0 (l) - In today's world you cannot fully censor and control the flow of information.
  21. 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?
  22. The Rise of the Asian Dragon (l) - How do China's amazing transformation and increasing global power fit into prophesied end-time events?
  23. World News & Trends January 2010 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. January 2010
  24. World News & Trends March/April 2010 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. March 2010
  25. In Brief: Trends That Affect Your Life (l) - Trends in the news. Nov 2010.
  26. World News & Trends March 2011 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. March 2011
  27. China: Cooperation or Conflict? (l) - Concern is growing over China's increasing assertiveness and conflicts with other nations. What is behind the Asian Dragon's growing aggressiveness, and where does Bible prophecy say this will lead?
  28. America and Britain Cut Defense: What Does It Mean for the Future? (l) - Faced with exploding government debt, America will likely soon see massive defense cuts. Britain has already made severe cutbacks in military spending. What is the inevitable long-term outcome?
  29. 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).
  30. The Rise of the Chinese Dragon (l) - China is pursuing an enormous military buildup on both land and sea.
  31. Is China the Solution to Western Economic Woes? (l) - In the text of a graphic titled "Stepping Up to Buy," The Wall Street Journal noted: "Chinese state-owned and private enterprises are pouring investment money into the U.S., into industries such as auto parts, real estate, and oil and gas.
  32. 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).
  33. 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?
  34. 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?
  35. Is World War III Becoming More Plausible? (l) - Could the unspeakable horror of two world wars that afflicted the first half of the 20th century actually happen again? Will many of the nations that fought in those colossal struggles enter yet another global war? Will war spread around the world or alternatively occur only in key geostrategic locations?
  36. China enters the Caribbean (l) - Older Americans well remember the Cuban missile crisis of 1962 when the Soviet Union tried to establish a nuclear military base in America's own backyard.
  37. 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.
  38. As America Retreats, a Dangerous World Emerges (l) - What happens when the world's policeman hangs up his badge and gun and retires into the sunset? We're beginning to get a sobering firsthand look.
  39. Russia cozying up to Iran and China (l) - Aggression against Ukraine's sovereignty has diminished Russia's status in the eyes of its nominal Western allies.
  40. An Age of Growing Chaos (l) - Bruised by two long wars, America began a retreat. Not surprisingly, others rushed into the vacuum.
  41. China to Take More ActiveRole in Syrian Crisis (l) - China is showing a growing interest in the Syrian conflict.
  42. Tensions Between West and China Continue to Grow (l) - While in the United States most media attention is on various domestic political skirmishes like the immigration issue, abortion and presidential executive orders, the international scene is also alight with controversies and political maneuvering. Of perhaps prime importance from an international relations perspective is an emboldened China and the antagonism between the West and the giant of the East.
  43. America: Attacked Abroad, Divided Within (l) - The United States is bitterly divided both politically and socially. At the same time its role in the world is being undermined in strategic geographic regions. Are we entering a time of escalating danger and trouble like that spoken of in the Bible?
  44. Empires on the Rise (l) - Will China overtake America and become a world empire? Will Russia restore the former might of the Soviet Union? Will Iran's efforts to dominate the Middle East reclaim the ancient glory of the Persian Empire? And what about Europe/will it too see the return of an ancient power?
  45. America - the Diminishing Empire (l) - For nearly a decade the United States has been withdrawing from world leadership. What's actually happening? And what does the future hold for the country's role in the world?
  46. Current Events & Trends- July/August 2018 (l) - An overview of events and conditions around the world featured in the July/August 2018 issue of Beyond Today.
  47. 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?
  48. Trade With China - Road to Utopia or Conflict? (l) - Free trade has been hyped as the solution to almost everything. But how will peace really come?
  49. World News Review September/October 1999 (l) - World news - Sep/Oct 1999
  50. What to Watch to Discern the Times (l) - A look at three key trends: globalization, religious ecumenism and global power shifts.
  51. World News Review February 2000 (l) - World news - February 2000
  52. World News Review November 2003 (l) - World News Review. November 2003
  53. A Gathering Storm (l) - America could be caught asleep and find itself awakened and staring into the gun of a hostile power.
  54. Is China Really "Opening Up" to the West? (l) - By a remarkable coincidence, controversial international trade agreements that are opening up China to America and the European Union come exactly 100 years after a previous disastrous opening.
  55. Will America Go to War Over Taiwan? (l) - Is Taiwan significant in the broad picture of world events? Or is its future merely a local concern?
  56. World News and Trends - Jan/Feb 2004 (l) - An Overview of Conditions Around the World, Jan/Feb 2004.
  57. Symbolism Abounds in Transfer of Hong Kong (l) - Now, almost 50 years to the day since divesting itself of its Indian Empire, the British will hand over control of Hong Kong, the last major possession of the British crown. It's not just the end of an era for Hong Kong. It's the end of an era for Asia and Europe.
  58. World News Review August 2003 (l) - world news review. August 2003.
  59. Who Benefits from the Panama Canal? (l) - It is significant that the company Panama chose to run many of the Panama Canal operations is based in Hong Kong.
  60. Another Sea Gate Threatened? (l) - Shipping lanes off Indonesia may seem irrelevant to the West. But at stake is part of an ancient promise to Abraham that his seed would possess the "gates of their enemies."
  61. 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.
  62. (l) - World news - Jan 2000
  63. The China-Taiwan Tinderbox (l) - The Korean War showed how easily a local war in Asia, like the brewing China-Taiwan conflict, can escalate.
  64. World News Review August 1999 (l) - World news - August 1999
  65. World News Review Aug 2001 (l) - World news review. August 2001.
China abortion
  1. 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?
China and Catholicism
  1. World News and Trends - May/Jun 2005 (l) - An Overview of conditions around the world. May/June 2005.
China and Christianity
  1. World News Review August 2006 (l) - World news review - Sept 2006.
China and Japan
  1. Japan: a Determined Military Revival (l) - As one soldier put it: "For Japan to remain an independent country, defense is indispensable . . . I would like to be the shield to protect Japanese people" (quoted in "As Tensions Rise, Pacifist Japan Marches Into a Military Revival," The Wall Street Journal, July 18, 2013).
China and oil
  1. When the Gas Pumps in Europe Run Dry (l) - Because of its dependence on imported energy, the EU is an economic giant standing on feet of clay.
China and Russia
  1. Out of Hibernation: The Russian Bear (l) - What role will the resurgent Russia play in end-time events?
China and the Middle East
  1. World News and Trends - September/October 2006 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Sept 2006.
China 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.
China, Iran
  1. World News & Trends - January/February 2011 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Jan 2011
Chinese currency
  1. World News & Trends Nov/Dec 2010 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world, Nov 2010.
Chinese economy
  1. Prophetic Trends Observed as 2011 Begins (l) - Economics was the force that determined the course of world history--and continues to be a primary force in the drive toward fulfillment of Bible prophecy.
Chinese history
  1. Is China Really "Opening Up" to the West? (l) - By a remarkable coincidence, controversial international trade agreements that are opening up China to America and the European Union come exactly 100 years after a previous disastrous opening.
Chinese investment
  1. Is China the Solution to Western Economic Woes? (l) - In the text of a graphic titled "Stepping Up to Buy," The Wall Street Journal noted: "Chinese state-owned and private enterprises are pouring investment money into the U.S., into industries such as auto parts, real estate, and oil and gas.
Chinese navy
  1. The Rise of the Chinese Dragon (l) - China is pursuing an enormous military buildup on both land and sea.
Chinese power
  1. China: The Lotus Flower Is Blossoming Again (l) - China only occasionally appears in the daily news in the United States, but it actually deserves much more attention. The road ahead is a rocky one, but leading inexorably toward colossal power.
  2. China: Cooperation or Conflict? (l) - Concern is growing over China's increasing assertiveness and conflicts with other nations. What is behind the Asian Dragon's growing aggressiveness, and where does Bible prophecy say this will lead?
  3. China - an Ominously Powerful Country (l) - Niall Ferguson is a China watcher.
Chinese world order
  1. Is China the Solution to Western Economic Woes? (l) - In the text of a graphic titled "Stepping Up to Buy," The Wall Street Journal noted: "Chinese state-owned and private enterprises are pouring investment money into the U.S., into industries such as auto parts, real estate, and oil and gas.
Chistmas, not observing
  1. "You Don't Keep Christmas?" Experiences (l) - Personal experiences of youth who do not keep Christmas.
Chlamydia
  1. Sharp Rise in Teenage Promiscuity Afflicts Britain (l) - As many as 150,000 British girls have been infected with a sexually transmissible disease primarily transmitted by promiscuous sexual activity.
Choice
  1. Simplicity that is in Christ (l) - God's way is simple -- we are often the ones that add complication to our lives.
  2. Everlasting Life Conquers Death (l) - Understanding the meaning of life, death and what follows this physical life can give us comfort and hope in the face of death. It should also have a great impact on the kind of people we are, motivating us to live carefully and make wise choices.
Choices
  1. Choosing Your Future (l) - Some people believe in "kismet," or fate. Their death or "time to die" is preset, events were "meant to be," and they are not in control of their own futures. Truly we do not have total control over very many things -- but we do play a huge part in our own futures.
  2. Are You Up for the Challenge? (l) - Life's greatest challenges are in every day decisions! Learning to choose wisely and learning from your experiences can prepare you for a rewarding future.
  3. You Have a Choice (l) - Sometime ago a friend visiting from England and I were ordering dinner at a restaurant. After he ordered a steak, the waitress asked him, "Sirloin or tenderloin? Eight-ounce or 10-ounce? Rare, medium or well-done?" With each question my friend seemed to think he was finished. He ordered a salad and was asked, "Greek, Green or Taco?"
  4. Life's Choices (l) - From the time we are small children and throughout our adult lives, we have to make choices that affect the rest of our lives. As we grow older, those choices become more complicated and difficult—and the consequences more serious.
  5. A Life Without Regrets? (l) - Most of us have some regrets. Some of these affect only us; some affect family, friends and others. Here is how you can minimize them in your own life.
  6. Why Does God Allow People to Suffer? (l) - Good News Editor This mini-study looks at questions related to suffering that have troubled people throughout the ages. God does not ignore our heartfelt pleas for understanding. His answers are real, hopeful and life-changing!
  7. One Woman's Long View (l) - My mother, Josephine McVay McNeely, was born in August 1914, the month World War I began. Like many who grew up in America's "deep south," she was born into a family of farmers. Her two grandfathers fought in the American Civil War. She was a student of history and would tell me the stories passed down from her father of that conflict that defined not only the United States but, as I was to learn, her life.
  8. The Cult of Choice (l) - The choices we make, large and small, define our lives.
  9. Transforming Your Life: The Process of Conversion (l) - If you believe God exists and the Bible is His Word, are you shaping your own life according to that knowledge? Have you asked yourself: Where is my life going? Am I a part of the solution to this world's problems? Or am I a part of the problems?
  10. How to Make Right Choices (l) - Some of the many decisions we make every day turn out well--others not so well. What can we do to make better decisions?
  11. (l) - This issue of Youth United is designed to help you make better choices.
  12. Just for Youth - Planning for Life: Developing a Plan (l) - Planning for life: People who want milk should not seat themselves on a stool in the middle of a field in hopes that the cow will back up to them.
  13. Freedom of Choice (l) - We want to make choices and have freedoms in our lives, but do we really know what we want or need? Do we make the right choices for ourselves, and does our government make wise choices for us?
  14. Kids Killing Kids: What Does It Mean? (l) - WHY? Couldn't God have stopped this senseless murder? Good News editor Scott Ashley helps us come to grips with some of the tough questions.
Choices, making better
  1. (l) - This issue of Youth United is designed to help you make better choices.
Choked
  1. Are You Caught in a Thistle? (l) - What does God want us to learn from this tenacious weed that tends to choke out surrounding plants?
Choose life
  1. Armstrong's Right ... It's Not About the Bike (l) - Experiencing a long, demanding bike race--and the training that led up to it--brings to mind the training and commitment we must make to life!
  2. You Have a Choice (l) - Sometime ago a friend visiting from England and I were ordering dinner at a restaurant. After he ordered a steak, the waitress asked him, "Sirloin or tenderloin? Eight-ounce or 10-ounce? Rare, medium or well-done?" With each question my friend seemed to think he was finished. He ordered a salad and was asked, "Greek, Green or Taco?"
  3. Jesus Chris is coming with His Kingdom - Choose life today! (l) - Everyone has a choice--a choice between life and death, good and evil and between God's Kingdom and Satan's.
Choosing friends
  1. You Can Pick Your Friends (l) - You must take seriously the personal responsibility of choosing the right friends. The good news is that with these guidelines, you can pick them!
  2. Friendship, Quantified (l) - Close friendships are few and far between, study shows.
  3. Too Many Friendships Can Make Us Introverted (l) - New research analyzes the ebb and flow of friendships and happiness.
Choosing movies
  1. Teaching Values to Your Child: How to Make Wise Media Choices (l) - It's no secret that much of the media our children are exposed to promotes values contrary to Christian values. How can we teach them how to decide what music to listen to and which movies to see?
Choosing to obey
  1. For Those Who Honor Me I Will Honor (l) - Have you ever become weary while doing good? Have you ever felt that your efforts are bringing no rewards? Take a look at what April did when such feelings threatened her.
Chosen
  1. God's Greatest Miracle (l) - Your Bible and all nature tell of the many miracles of God. But one qualifies as His greatest. Could it involve you?
  2. A People Special to God (l) - The special and holy people of God, like Abraham, are obedient people-selected from all nations-who have chosen not to live by bread alone, "but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God" (Matthew 4:4).
Chosen people
  1. God's Enduring Love for Israel (l) - The 70-year existence of the modern Jewish state is part of a much greater story -- that of God's committed love for His people as part of a plan that will culminate in offering salvation to the whole world.
Chrisianity's influence
  1. Christianity: Burden or Blessing to Mankind? (l) - Christianity has been under increasing assault from those who believe it to be a source of oppression, ignorance, prejudice and superstition. But the facts show that Christianity has had the most beneficial influence on humanity of any religion or philosophy in history!
Christ
  1. Jesus Christ's Return and Coming Reign (l) - The return of Jesus Christ as King and Kings and Lord of Lords is a truth frequently reaffirmed in the Bible.
  2. The Sacrifice of Jesus Christ (l) - Jesus Christ is the focal point of Christianity. Forgiveness of sin and ultimately the gift of eternal life are available only through His sacrifice.
  3. Water Baptism and the Laying on of Hands (l) - We believe in the ordinance of water baptism by immersion after repentence. Through the laying on of hands with prayer, the believer receives the Holy Spirit and becomes a part of the Spiritual body of Christ.
  4. The Word of God (l) - The Old and New Testament are unified in revealing God's plan of salvation and the working out of that plan in human history.
  5. Does Bible Prophecy Tell Us When Jesus Christ Will Return? (l) - Jesus explained that some signs that his return was imminent would be unmistakeable.
  6. Should You Keep the Festivals Jesus Observed? (l) - Jesus obsevered the Passover, the Feast of Tabernacles,and other festivals that God gave to Israel. Should you follow his example? Are those sacred festivals still applicable to Christians?
  7. How Can You Find the Right Church? (l) - Whether to attend Church, and which one, are among one of the most important decisions we can make. What are key factors we should consider?
  8. Waiting for the End of the World (l) - A we approach the threshold of a new millinneum, what does the Bible to those who count on the end of the world occurring around New Years Day 2000?
  9. Hope for Unbelieving Loved Ones (l) - What does one say at the funeral of an atheist especially when that atheist is one's own father?
  10. Why Should Christians Keep the Passover? (l) - Do you really know why Jesus had to suffer and die? What should the Passover means for Christians today?
  11. Does Prophecy Tell Us When Christ Will Return? (l) - Since the days of the apostles,people have predicted Jesus Christ's return. Does Bible prophecy indicate when this long awaited event will at last come to pass?
Christ a man
  1. Heresies denying Jesus as God in the flesh (l) - One influential and diabolical heresy was gnosticism, which was starting to form in the late New Testament period.
Christ and forgiveness
  1. Forgive, and You Shall Be Forgiven (l) - How can we remove the pain, hurt and guilt of broken relationships? How can we put forgiveness into practice?
Christ and the law
  1. Other Important Ways Jesus Fulfilled the Law (l) - Jesus fulfilled everything prescribed in the offerings for sin in the law of sacrifices.
  2. Jesus' Teaching on God's Law (l) - Perhaps the most widespread controversies about the teachings of Jesus concern His attitude toward the laws of God recorded in the Old Testament.
  3. Other Important Ways Jesus Fulfilled the Law (l) - Jesus also fulfilled the law in the sense that He met the law's requirement by paying the penalty each of us incurred for disobedience, which is death.
  4. Why Is the New Covenant Better? (l) - How does the new covenant differ from the God's previous covenant with ancient Israel?
Christ and truth
  1. The Ninth Commandment: Truth as a Way of Life (l) - How important is truth? To fully appreciate the Ninth Commandment, with its prohibition of lying, we must realize how important truth is to God.
Christ as bread
  1. Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread (l) - As human beings, we need physical food to survive. But the most important "bread of life" comes to us from Jesus Christ through God's Word and Holy Spirit, which replenish us.
Christ as God
  1. Heresies denying Jesus as God in the flesh (l) - One influential and diabolical heresy was gnosticism, which was starting to form in the late New Testament period.
  2. And They Worshiped Him (l) - What has been the reaction of those who have come face to face with the reality of who Jesus Christ is? As we see in Scripture, it has been to bow hearts and lives in grateful praise and worship.
Christ as our model
  1. A New Creation in Christ (l) - God predetermined, in His master plan, that His Son should be the model for our development.
Christ in us
  1. A New Life Leading to Eternal Life (l) - Sin is why God sent His Son to die for us. But because He lives again, we also can experience a very different new life!
Christ our high priest
  1. Alive Again Today and Forever (l) - Jesus now lives forever as an eternal, immortal spirit being. John also tells us that His faithful followers, in the resurrection, will be like Him -- "and everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure"
Christ our Passover
  1. Learning From Every Word of God (l) - Did you realize that Passover is mentioned more than 70 times in the Bible? What do those Christians who will be observing Passover know that others don't?
  2. The Passover (l) - The New Testament Passover
  3. Christ our Passover (l) - There is a site in Jerusalem called the Garden Tomb. Years ago some proposed it as the tomb where Jesus was laid after His death. Further study has proven this to not be the case.
  4. The Passover (BSC12) (l) - The apostles Paul and Peter understood that the slain Old Testament Passover lamb foreshadowed the death of Jesus Christ as our sacrifice for sin
Christ the lamb
  1. "Who Is Worthy?" (l) - Christ, the One "who is worthy", is depicted as a lamb to show His submissiveness to the will of God.
Christ the mediator
  1. Alive Again Today and Forever (l) - Jesus now lives forever as an eternal, immortal spirit being. John also tells us that His faithful followers, in the resurrection, will be like Him -- "and everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure"
Christ the son
  1. `The LORD Our God Is One' (l) - it is clear that God is a plurality of Beings -- a plurality in unity. In other words, God the Father and Jesus the Son form a family perfect in its unity.
Christ's birth
  1. Biblical Evidence Shows Jesus Wasn't Born on December 25 (l) - History convincingly shows that Dec. 25 was popularized as the date for Christmas, not because Christ was born on that day, but because it was already popular in pagan religious celebrations as the birthday of the sun.
  2. Christmas vs. the Bible (l) - Did Jesus Christ tell us to celebrate His birth? No. However, He left explicit instructions regarding how His followers are to commemorate His death
Christ's birth, year of
  1. Prophesied: The Exact Year the Messiah Would Appear (l) - An amazing prophecy in Daniel 9:25 gives the specific year the Messiah would appear. The angel Gabriel revealed this information to Daniel approximately 580 years before its fulfillment.
Christ's bride
  1. The Bride of Christ (l) - The Bible shows that God's Church is to be the Bride of Christ. Let's see what that means both now and in the future.
Christ's brothers
  1. God's Plan to "Bring Many Sons to Glory" (l) - The Father and Jesus have, from the beginning, planned to increase Their kind. The "God kind" is a family! It is headed by the Father and now consists of the Father and the Son, Jesus Christ. Ephesians 3:14-15 mentions "the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named."
Christ's coming
  1. Bible Prophecy and You (7/2017) (l) - Much of Bible prophecy centers on the return of Jesus Christ to establish the Kingdom of God here on earth. Let's examine prophecies of this event!
  2. Why Not Join Us for the Feast Jesus Kept? (2003) (l) - Here are locations for this year's Feast of Tabernacles.
Christ's crucifixion
  1. Three Days and Three Nights (l) - We believe that the Father raised Jesus Christ from the dead after His body lay three days and three nights in the grave, thus making immortality possible for mortal man.
  2. The Chronology of Christ's Crucifixion and Resurrection (l) - Here is a description of the sequence of events during the crucifixion week, according to history and the Bible.
  3. The Story of Jesus Christ: Why Can't They Get It Right? (l) - The movie The Passion of the Christ has raised many questions about Jesus of Nazareth and His sacrifice. Yet one of the most important questions is also one of the most basic: Why can't they get it right?
  4. Who Killed Jesus Christ? (l) - Why does anyone commit the ultimate act of violence against another human being? What have been the consequences of one of history's most unjust killings?
Christ's disciples
  1. God's Church Welcomes You (l) - God's fellowship is reserved for those who strive to obey God and have faith in Him and His promises.
Christ's gospel
  1. The Most Misunderstood Message (l) - Why was the Messiah's gospel message twisted, ignored and largely forgotten?
Christ's help
  1. "Saved by His Life" (l) - When you lose hope, how do you manage to regain confidence and purpose in life?
Christ's kingdom
  1. Something for Jerusalem to Celebrate (l) - According to Bible prophecy, Jerusalem will serve as a model city for the entire world. But only under the righteous government of God.
  2. The Reign of a New Kingdom (l) - The events at the return of Christ and the establishment of the kingdom of God.
Christ's leadership
  1. Poised for Victory! (l) - The list of the qualities of a man at the helm of a Roman army pointed to an even more incredible example of leadership possessed by Jesus Christ, the Captain of our salvation.
Christ's message
  1. 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).
  2. What is the Gospel of the Kingdom? (l) - The Surprising sayings of Jesus Christ.
Christ's millennial rule
  1. God's Purpose for Mankind (l) - God's purpose for mankind is to prepare those whom He calls to possess God's Kingdom and become kings and priests reigning with Christ at His return. We believe that the reason for mankind's existence is literally to be born as spirit beings into the family of God
Christ's name
  1. The Third Commandment: From Profanity to Praise (l) - The Third Commandment focuses on showing respect. It addresses the way we communicate our feelings about God to others and to Him.
Christ's resurrection
  1. 'The Son of Man Will Be Three Days and Three Nights in the Heart of the Earth' (l) - Jesus Christ plainly said He would be entombed for three days and three nights. Can this be reconciled with a "Good Friday" crucifixion and burial and an "Easter Sunday" resurrection, which allows for barely a day and a half in the tomb? Or do the Gospels spell out a surprising, simpler solution that fits perfectly with what Jesus foretold?
  2. The Good Friday Dilemma (l) - Early Christianity became divided over the Passover/Easter Sunday controversy. What are the Biblical proofs? Which should Christians observe?
  3. Should We Celebrate Jesus Christ's Resurrection? (l) - Is the veneration of this particular day something God intended? Is he pleased with this form of worship and the activities associated with this day?
  4. Does Easter Really Commemorate Jesus Christ's Resurrection? (l) - What do rabbits and eggs have to do with the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ? Where did the name Easter originate? This holiday isn't even mentioned in the Bible-so where did it really come from?
  5. A Knock at the Door (l) - Coming to grips with the reality of death is a staggering part of life. Some do it better than others; some don't do well at all; and some keep running from the thought until they die.
Christ's resurrection, day of
  1. Does the Bible Say Jesus Rose on the First Day? (l) - Does the Bible say Jesus rose on the first day?
Christ's resurrections
  1. Introduction - Saved by His Life (l) - The central series of events for the Christian faith is the story of Jesus Christ.
Christ's return
  1. The Horsemen of Revelation The Fifth Horsemen Rides (l) - Most Bible students focus only on the first four horsemen of Revelation 6. The phrase "Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" is synonymous with frightening prophecies. But there is another horseman -- a fifth, whose ride signifies a much different future and brings promise of a far better age to come.
  2. The Biblical Feast of Trumpets: Foretelling 'the Day of the Lord' (l) - Does the ancient biblical feast, the Feast of Trumpets, hold great meaning for Christians today?
  3. Is Revelation Related to a Christian's Reward? (l) - Many are misled by one of the most damaging deceptions ever propounded by mainstream Christianity--the idea that heaven is the reward of the saved. But the book of Revelation shows the error of this false doctrine.
  4. The Biggest News Story in History: CHRIST RETURNS! (l) - Jesus Christ will return - the who, what, when, where, why and how.
  5. Will You be Ready? (l) - Just as we wait expectantly for some of life's major events, we must prepare for Christ's return.
  6. Bible Prophecy and You (3/2016) (l) - In this study you'll see how very cautious we need to be when we hear someone making predictions about the future!
  7. 'This Generation Will Not Pass' (l) - Once all the prophesied world conditions are present, they will not continue indefinitely. World conditions will be so threatening that they cannot continue indefinitely or we would be in danger of extinction.
  8. The Fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil (l) - It's not hard to see how mankind's choice has affected our world.
  9. The Feast of Tabernacles: Jesus Christ Reigns Over All the Earth (l) - God's plan for mankind involves restoration. The Feast of Tabernacles symbolizes the restoration process, which will start with the return of Jesus Christ, pictured by the Feast of Trumpets, and the banishment of Satan, depicted by the Day of Atonement.
  10. 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.
  11. How Is the Kingdom "at Hand'? (l) - The focus of Jesus Christ's message was the announcement of a coming world government (Luke 21:31). This government will not be ruled by selfishly motivated humans but by Jesus Christ Himself, under the direction of Almighty God!
  12. 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.
  13. Words of Encouragement (l) - Even death, this most extreme experience, does not separate us or our loved ones from God's plan or His love
  14. A Solemn Warning to Believers (l) - Although the Bible is clear that no one will know the exact time of Christ's return, both Jesus and Paul said that Christ's followers should be able to recognize the signs leading to it.
  15. Story Flow of the Book of Revelation (l) - Story flow of the book of Revelation.
  16. People Believed in 'Going to Heaven' Long Before Christianity (l) - God does not promise heaven as the reward of the saved. Instead, He has something far greater and more meaningful in mind -- eternal rulership in the Kingdom of God, to be established on earth at Christ's return (Revelation 5:10; 11:15).
  17. Will Civilization End in Global Cataclysm? (l) - God will finally intervene and at last establish an everlasting Kingdom of peace and safety, but only after mankind has learned through painful experience that it's not wise to live in ways that, in effect, thumb one's nose at our Creator.
  18. 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.
  19. What's 'Left Behind' in the Rapture Theory? (l) - Is there any biblical validity to the rapture teaching?
Christ's role
  1. Follow Me: More Than Sparrows (l) - God values and cares deeply for even little birds that people may give little thought to -- every single one. How do you think He feels about you?
Christ's rule
  1. War and Peace (l) - How will true peace come to this troubled planet?
Christ's rulership
  1. Could Jesus Christ Be Elected President? (l) - As the United States enters the final weeks of a hotly contested presidential election campaign, this is a good time to ask a crucial question: Could Jesus Christ be elected president?
Christ's sacrifice
  1. What Does It Mean to Be Redeemed? (l) - Redemption is rightly bound up with the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. How should we understand the scope of its meaning?
  2. Who Really Killed Jesus? (2007) (l) - Was it the Jews? Or a high priest? Or a Roman soldier? Or someone else?
  3. Atonement: Removal of Sin's Cause and Reconciliation to God (l) - The Day of Atonement symbolizes the reconciliation of God and all humanity.
  4. The Passover: Why Did Jesus Christ Have to Die? (l) - Keeping the Passover each year reminds us that God is the forgiver of sin who grants us eternal life in His Kingdom through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, our Passover. This observance is a memorial of our Creator's continuing role in humanity's salvation.
  5. Why Be Baptized? (l) - Water baptism is one of Christianity's most ancient practices. Far from being useless and archaic, it holds deep symbolic meaning.
  6. Are We Missing the Message of God? (l) - Do we fully understand and appreciate the sacrifice of Jesus Christ?
  7. The Enduring Importance of Christ's Sacrifice (l) - While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Christ's second coming
  1. The Coming "Abomination of Desolation" (l) - Tells of the signs to watch for, signs that indicate Christ's second coming to set up His Kingdom for us.
  2. Jesus Christ's Unfinished Business (l) - Christ's apostles looked forward to a time when the laws of God will be widely taught by Christ the Master Teacher and everyone will live by them.
Christ's teachings
  1. The Feast of Unleavened Bread: The Lesson of Leaving Sin (l) - Our observance of the Days of Unleavened Bread helps us realize our need for Jesus Christ's help in overcoming our weaknesses. Yet this feast is certainly a time for rejoicing because Christ freely gives us the help we need.
  2. The Good News of the Kingdom of God (l) - The Bible proclaims a consistent message from beginning to end concerning the Kingdom of God, a message delivered throughout the ages by God's servants.
  3. Preaching the Gospel (l) - The mission of the United Church of God is to follow Christ's footsteps in "preaching the gospel of the kingdom".
Christ, believing in
  1. (l) - Questions and answers on issues of interest to young people who want sound biblical advice.
Christ, body of
  1. The Church (l) - We believe that the Church is that body of believers who have received, and are being led by, the Holy Spirit. The true Church of God is a spiritual organism.
  2. Preparing a People (l) - The Church Jesus built is commissioned not only to feed His sheep, as He commanded, but to prepare these followers for greater works of service to God, their families, their communities and their fellow man. Jesus placed great emphasis on serving others (Matthew 20:26-28).
Christ, church of
  1. Giving An Answer (l) - Giving an answer about how and why I observe the Holydays of God.
Christ, coming of
  1. The Need for Spiritual Readiness (l) - The scriptures do not connect the need for spiritual readiness with the Rapture.
Christ, death with
  1. Water Baptism and Laying On of Hands (l) - After one repents, one's next step toward eternal life is water baptism.
Christ, deity of
  1. Who Was Jesus? (booklet) (l) - The Logos [Word] was not only with God in the beginning, but was God (John 1:1), and it was this Logos who became flesh and is identified with Christ.
Christ, disciples of
  1. God's Church Is Like a Loving Mother (l) - By this all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for on another.
Christ, divinity of
  1. Who Was Jesus? (booklet) (l) - The Logos [Word] was not only with God in the beginning, but was God (John 1:1), and it was this Logos who became flesh and is identified with Christ.
Christ, false
  1. The Great Counterfeiter (l) - As a deceiver, Satan has no equal. In addition to being the world's greatest con artist, he is also its most accomplished counterfeiter.
Christ, freedom in
  1. What Does It Mean to Have Freedom in Christ? (l) - Jesus Christ spoke often of the freedom humankind would find through him. But exactly what is the freedom that He promised His followers?
Christ, frustrations of
  1. Are We Missing the Message of God? (l) - Do we fully understand and appreciate the sacrifice of Jesus Christ?
Christ, living
  1. Alive Again Today and Forever (l) - Jesus now lives forever as an eternal, immortal spirit being. John also tells us that His faithful followers, in the resurrection, will be like Him -- "and everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure"
Christ, meaning of
  1. What Do 'Messiah' and 'Jesus Christ' Mean? (l) - The meaning of the names of Jesus Christ.
  2. The Meaning of the Name 'Jesus Christ' (l) - Peter said, 'There is no other name ... by which we must be saved.' But what does that name mean?
Christ, mind of
  1. A Beautiful, Vertical Mind (l) - Mentally speaking, are you all there? Many people don't realize they're missing a critical nonphysical component.
Christ, passion of the
  1. The Story of Jesus Christ: Why Can't They Get It Right? (l) - The movie The Passion of the Christ has raised many questions about Jesus of Nazareth and His sacrifice. Yet one of the most important questions is also one of the most basic: Why can't they get it right?
  2. The Story of Jesus Christ: Where Do You Fit? (l) - The making, content and release of the new movie The Passion of the Christ has been surrounded by controversy. Regrettably, this takes away from a central question -- which is, where do we personally fit in the story?
  3. One Gave All (l) - Jesus Christ is the one who gave all to reconcile the world to its Creator.
Christ, preexistence of
  1. Jesus Christ: 'The Rock' of the Old Testament (l) - The apostle Paul affirms that the God of the Old Testament was the One we know as Jesus Christ.
Christ, reign of
  1. Where Are We Now in Prophecy? (l) - Are today's headlines foretold in the pages of your Bible? Is there a message of hope beyond the gloom and doom news cycle of today's world? Jesus Christ was a prophet; He forecast the overall sequence of events of the world from His time on into the future. His futuristic message was current then and it's current today.
Christ, resurrected
  1. Alive Again Today and Forever (l) - Jesus now lives forever as an eternal, immortal spirit being. John also tells us that His faithful followers, in the resurrection, will be like Him -- "and everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure"
Christ, return of
  1. Where Are We Now in Prophecy? (l) - Are today's headlines foretold in the pages of your Bible? Is there a message of hope beyond the gloom and doom news cycle of today's world? Jesus Christ was a prophet; He forecast the overall sequence of events of the world from His time on into the future. His futuristic message was current then and it's current today.
  2. Thy Kingdom Come (l) - Jesus Christ instructed His followers to pray, "Thy kingdom come" (King James Version). In its long-term effects this prayer is the most important request a person could make -- asking God the Father that His Kingdom would become a reality. Three of Christ's disciples were given a special preview of the Kingdom of God commonly known as the transfiguration. What does it mean for true Christians today?
  3. What Signs Are You Waiting For? (l) - Throughout history humans have been looking for visible and supernatural signs to convince them of God's involvement in human affairs. The Bible foretells some amazing celestial signs that will come just before God's final day of wrath is unleashed. But there's no need to wait for those heavenly signs!
  4. 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?
  5. 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?
  6. What Is the Time of the End? (l) - Ungodly attitudes will prevent the vast majority of humanity from believing God and the biblical warning signs until all havoc breaks loose. Like the people in Noah's time who laughed and mocked his building an ark, the end of this age will come when the overwhelming majority are unprepared.
  7. The Day of the Lord Finally Arrives (l) - The seven trumpets of Revelation provide us with a summary of what will happen during the time known as the Day of the Lord.
  8. The 'Time of Jacob's Trouble' (l) - Once Christ rescues the ethnic descendants of ancient Israel from this "time of Jacob's trouble" in the last days, He will use them to fulfill the role their forefathers agreed to carry out in the time of Moses. He will make them the world's model people, a nation of teachers, a kingdom of priests (Exodus 19:6; compare Deuteronomy 4:5-8; Zechariah 8:23).
  9. What Was Jesus' Gospel? (l) - Many fail to realize that the future, world-ruling Kingdom prophesied in so many places in the Old Testament was at the heart of Jesus' message and teaching.
  10. Your Date With Destiny: Meeting the Real Jesus (l) - The Bible reveals that we each have a date with destiny when we will face Jesus and give account of our actions. The criteria He will use in determining who will be in His Kingdom are quite different from what most people have been led to believe.
  11. 'Even So, Come, Lord Jesus!' (l) - As King of Kings He will set up God's wonderful, righteous Kingdom. This is the time God's people through the ages have longed and prayed for.
  12. The Feast of Trumpets (l) - The Feast of Trumpets points us to the Day of the Lord, to the events that will occur just before and at the return of Jesus as King of Kings. But it also points us to the joyous time when Christians, living or dead, will receive God's gift of eternal life in the first resurrection.
  13. The Book of Revelation: Timetable for the End Time (l) - The book of Revelation provides the sequence of events at the end of the age, leading up to the return of Christ.
  14. A Solemn Warning to Believers (l) - Although the Bible is clear that no one will know the exact time of Christ's return, both Jesus and Paul said that Christ's followers should be able to recognize the signs leading to it.
  15. The Great Disappointment (l) - In American history it's known as "The Great Disappointment." In 1844 tens of thousands of people thought that Jesus Christ was returning to the earth in visible glory. Jesus didn't arrive and thousands were left disillusioned. Over the years many have proclaimed Christ's return. Does the Bible teach that Jesus is coming back to this earth?
  16. Don't Worry, You Won't Miss the Parade (l) - The apostle Paul describes the ultimate parade of the ultimate Independence Day when man is freed from the self-imposed tyranny of death.
  17. The Year 2000: Peril or Paradise? (l) - Is the world on a point of crisis as we approach 2000? And will that critical year serve as a stepping-stone to a glorious future?
  18. Why Will Christ Return? (l) - Many churched understand and teach that Jesus Christ will return. Far fewer know why He will return and what will happen when he returns.
  19. Will Christ Return? (l) - Do you believe in the return of Jesus Christ? Should you believe it? What difference does it make?
  20. Visions of Judgment: The Ride of the Fifth Horseman (l) - Most Bible students focus only upon the first four horsemen of Revelation 6. The phrase, "Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" is synonymous with frightening prophecies. But there is another horseman -- a fifth, whose ride signifies a much different future. This horseman brings the hope and promise of a better age to come.
  21. 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.
  22. 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?
  23. Understanding the Return of Christ (l) - People say Jesus will come again, but will He really? How can we know for sure? What does the Bible say conditions will be like when He comes?
  24. (l) - In this issue of Youth United, we examine biblical foundations that provide understanding and encouragement for times like this.
Christ, sacrifice of
  1. The Sacrifice of Thanksgiving (l) - What is the origin of the Thanksgiving holiday? What biblical lessons should we learn from it?
  2. One Gave All (l) - Jesus Christ is the one who gave all to reconcile the world to its Creator.
Christ, second coming of
  1. Will Christ Return? (l) - Do you believe in the return of Jesus Christ? Should you believe it? What difference does it make?
Christ, soldiers for
  1. We Read to Know We Are Not Alone (l) - When C.S. Lewis experienced the pain of losing a "special someone," he came to understand the weight of shared emotional experience.
Christ, temptations of
  1. Are We Missing the Message of God? (l) - Do we fully understand and appreciate the sacrifice of Jesus Christ?
Christ, the title
  1. What Do 'Messiah' and 'Jesus Christ' Mean? (l) - The meaning of the names of Jesus Christ.
Christ, transfiguration of
  1. Thy Kingdom Come (l) - Jesus Christ instructed His followers to pray, "Thy kingdom come" (King James Version). In its long-term effects this prayer is the most important request a person could make -- asking God the Father that His Kingdom would become a reality. Three of Christ's disciples were given a special preview of the Kingdom of God commonly known as the transfiguration. What does it mean for true Christians today?
Christ, virgin birth of
  1. Questions and Answers -- Nov/Dec 2004 (l) - Questions from readers of the Good News magazine. Nov/Dec 2004
Christ-centered
  1. The Biblical Festivals That Teach Us About Jesus Christ (l) - Few people are aware of the seven festivals God reveals in the Bible. Even fewer are aware that they center around and teach us a great deal about Jesus Christ and His role in God's plan for all mankind.
Christian
  1. The Holy Spirit: Defining a Christian (l) - Exactly what is a Christian? How does the Bible define a Christian in the most accurate sense?
  2. (l) - Comments from the readers of the Good News magazine, Mar/Apr 2002.
Christian abroad
  1. Spanish and More (l) - I thought I knew exactly what I was doing, but my trip to Spain yielded some unexpected results.
Christian at college
  1. Christian Through College (l) - Many young people have successfully retained their Christian beliefs while obtaining a degree. Here's how.
Christian calling
  1. The End of the World: What Does the Bible Say? (l) - Our main focus should be to seek God to be spiritually prepared for the times that are coming. "But keep on the alert at all times," said Jesus, "praying in order that you may have strength to escape all these things that are about to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man" (Luke 21:36)
Christian Character
  1. Gentleness: The Mark of a Christian (l) - Gentleness, so sadly lacking in this world, should be evident in the life of a Christian. What is gentleness, and how can it be a part of your life?
  2. A Word Not Spoken (l) - In our relationships with friends and family, we are often concerned with saying exactly the right thing at the right time. However, in a difficult situation sometimes the best thing to say is nothing at all.
Christian checkup
  1. Had a Mental Checkup Lately? (l) - Your mental checkup: How are you doing in thinking like Jesus Christ?
Christian church
  1. The Historical Background of the Term Church (l) - The term 'church' is used in the New Testament of a local congregation of called-out Christians, such as the 'church of God which is at Corinth' (1 Cor. 1:2), and also of the entire people of God, such as in the affirmation that Christ is 'the head over all things to the church, Which is His body. (Eph. 1:22-23)
  2. The Historical Background of the Word Church (l) - The term church is used in the New Testament to mean a local congregation of called-out Christians.
Christian communism
  1. The Early Church Was Not Communist - and Neither Was Jesus (l) - A common misunderstanding is that the early Church practiced communal socialism, which some believe based on what they read in the beginning chapters of Acts.
Christian confusion
  1. Introduction (bsc6) (l) - When Jesus spoke of the Kingdom of God, what did He mean? Was He referring to the Church He built through His disciples? Or was He talking about something entirely different?
Christian contact
  1. Contact With God's People: A Key to Spiritual Success or Failure (l) - The spiritual tool of Christian fellowship - interacting and communicating with other members of God's Church.
Christian decay
  1. Islam vs. the West: Why the Clash of Civilizations? (l) - To comprehend why Islamic and Western civilization conflict so sharply requires studying the basic differences between their underlying philosophies. Make no mistake: The bare facts reveal that the West now finds itself in very serious jeopardy.
Christian denominations
  1. (l) - Questions and answers on issues of interest to young people who want sound biblical advice.
Christian depression
  1. Can One be a Christian and Still Suffer Depression? (l) - Answers to your questions about the Bible and Christian living.
Christian divisions
  1. College Professor Discusses Differences in Christianity (l) - Jesus said that He didn't come to bring peace to the earth, but division. And that has definitely happened.
Christian Europe
  1. World News and Trends - Mar/Apr 2003 (l) - After the devastating terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, homeland security became a top priority for the United States. Yet, at the same time, it seems to be overlooking the most important aspect of its safety, and the risk is incalculable. What is this crucial component of any people's long-term security?
Christian 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."
  2. Like a Dove (l) - What do doves and Christians have in common?
  3. Living As Lights in the World (l) - Christians have a responsibility to display the fruit of God's Spirit and His love toward others through their behavior and example.
  4. Dorcas, a Faithful Disciple (l) - A dramatic miracle the energized the early church, a woman was raised to life again.But did this momentous event overshadow an important lessons we need to learn?
  5. Does Your Light Shine--or Glare? (l) - Why aren't "church people" popular in the restaurant where I work? The answer is a key to understanding how to let our Christian light truly shine.
Christian faith
  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!
Christian families
  1. Creation or Evolution:An Interview With Phillip Johnson (l) - Phillip Johnson answers questions about the theory of evolution and his books about the subject.
Christian fellowship
  1. Christian Values Under Attack (l) - Will you be leaving home for college this fall? If so, your Christianity is sure to be tested. Read this article for advice on how to remain strong.
Christian festivals
  1. Are the Biblical Holy Days Christian Festivals? (l) - Pagan beliefs dominated in the "conversion" of citizens of the Roman empire.
Christian foundations
  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!
Christian friendship
  1. How to Explain Your Beliefs Without Losing Your Friends (l) - "You don't keep Christmas?" "You're going where for eight days?" "You're not going to heaven when you die?" "Why can't you play ball on Saturday?"
  2. Explain Your Beliefs Without Losing Friends! (l) - "You don't keep Christmas?" "You're going where for eight days?" "You're not going to heaven when you die?" "Why can't you play ball on Saturday?"
Christian habits
  1. Building Habits of Prayer and Bible Study (l) - Good communication between God and us is a vital aspect of the godly way of life. God speaks to us through His Word, the Holy Scriptures. We talk to Him through prayer.
Christian history
  1. We Read to Know We Are Not Alone (l) - When C.S. Lewis experienced the pain of losing a "special someone," he came to understand the weight of shared emotional experience.
Christian identity
  1. With the Badge Comes Responsibility (l) - What are the identifying characteristics of a Christian?
Christian Jews
  1. 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?
Christian journey
  1. Let's Keep on Going! (l) - The adventures of the great Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton carry meaning and inspiration for those on the Christian journey.
Christian life
  1. I Couldn't Help But Notice (l) - When it comes to relationships, if our focus is on style over substance, aren't we really missing what's important?
Christian living
  1. Visiting Widows and Widowers in Their Affliction (l) - What can we do to help someone who has lost a loved one? Here are some practical and biblical solutions.
  2. Being a Good Neighbor to Others (l) - A sincere interest in caring for and serving others is essential to the godly way of life.
  3. Advice From Death Row (l) - The headlines are filled with shocking stories of violent crime. What's behind it? How does it occur? Listen to the words of an expert - written from death row.
  4. Is Life Only About Fun! Fun! Fun? (l) - What's wrong with just doing whatever your want? Find out how to get your kicks in life - but not those that kick you in the teeth!
  5. Aging With Grace (l) - Most of us will face the inevitable prospect of growing old. Aging is viewed with apprehension by many, but this doesn't have to be the case. Here are practical ways to make the golden years truly golden.
  6. Do Not Despise 'Little Ones' (l) - Jesus Christ tells us to carefully consider our attitudes toward those who aren't as well off. A lot is riding on it -- for them as well as for us.
  7. A Word Not Spoken (l) - In our relationships with friends and family, we are often concerned with saying exactly the right thing at the right time. However, in a difficult situation sometimes the best thing to say is nothing at all.
  8. Christian Living: Ordeal or Adventure? (l) - An unheralded adventure can lead to the greatest possible triumph.
  9. Too Young to Die (l) - Why did she do it? Was Vicki's life so unbearable that she saw no other way out of her problem?
  10. Are We Our Brother's Keeper? (l) - Are we our brother's keeper?
  11. Ten Things You Can Say to Make Someone's Day (l) - By offering some words of encouragement, we can help others face their present and future with courage!
  12. Gentleness: The Mark of a Christian (l) - Gentleness, so sadly lacking in this world, should be evident in the life of a Christian. What is gentleness, and how can it be a part of your life?
Christian magazine
  1. A New Magazine Is Born (l) - Vertical Thought: a magazine of understanding for tomorrow's leaders makes its debut as a new magazine for young people.
Christian marginalization
  1. Persecution of Christians in Britain (l) - The persecution of Christians in the developing world has increased rapidly during the last decade.
Christian marriage
  1. Practicing Love, Honor and Respect (l) - The Scriptures summarize the way we should interact with other people: practice love, honor and respect
Christian morality
  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!
Christian nation
  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!
Christian obedience
  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!
  2. Jesus, Paul and the New Covenant (l) - Did Jesus and the apostle Paul agree on how Christians should regard the Old Testament? Or, as is commonly believed, did Paul radically change the religion that Jesus Christ established?
  3. A Spiritually Transformed People (l) - The transformation of the people of God through His Spirit is a transformation of their hearts, their innermost being. Instead of hard-heartedness and hostility to God's laws, they gain an obedient spirit because God works in them;
Christian Passover
  1. Christ our Passover (l) - There is a site in Jerusalem called the Garden Tomb. Years ago some proposed it as the tomb where Jesus was laid after His death. Further study has proven this to not be the case.
Christian persecution
  1. Mideast Christians Face Fears, Questions Following ISIS Occupation (l) - Even if Iraqi forces and their supporters are able to push the Islamic State or ISIS out of its foothold in Iraq, prospects are not good for one of the most persecuted and brutalized groups fighting for liberation from ISIS -- Middle Eastern Christians
Christian responsibilities
  1. Accepting Personal Responsibility (l) - In terms of Christian morality, what are some of our fundamental responsibilities?
Christian responsibility
  1. The Prophetic Mountain Range (l) - Sometimes people attempt to change or force the future, when what they really need to do is study and wait.
Christian service
  1. A Network of Love (l) - God designed us with the need to form relationships with others. Through this network of companionship, we learn the importance of giving and receiving love.
Christian speech
  1. Redefining Hate Speech (l) - Hate speech—it can incite racism, prejudices and even violence. But is it hate speech to disagree with others in the public arena on important moral issues? The debate over what is and is not hate speech is much more important than you may realize. There may come a time in the near future when it may be illegal to promote biblical standards concerning abortion, homosexuality or marriage.
  2. My Name Is Gossip (l) - Words impact us either positively or negatively. "THINK" before you speak.
Christian standard
  1. Held to a Higher Standard (l) - Are we trying daily to live up to God's expectations of us or do we find ourselves settling for something less?
Christian standards
  1. To See or Not to See: That New Horror Film (l) - Have you ever found yourself hanging out with friends who wanted to see a horror film? How can you decide what to do?
  2. Readers' Comments (l) - Comments from readers of Youth United, July/Sept. 2003
  3. Is Everything OK? (l) - Is it true that "anything goes"? Some people believe you can do anything you want in life and it really won't matter. But such shifting values broadcast a dangerous message to teens today. There is cause and effect for every action, and the sooner we realize it, the better off we can be.
Christian suffering
  1. Why Must Christians Suffer? (l) - One of the greatest puzzles for many people is why God allows good people to suffer.
Christian teens
  1. Being Christian in Nigeria (l) - In Nigeria it is extremely difficult for young people to become independent and able to live on their own.
Christian traditions
  1. How Were Original Biblical Practices Replaced in Christianity? (l) - Biblically ordained festivals were either demoted in importance or dropped altogether. Nonbiblical traditions, such as the association of Christ's resurrection with a Sunday morning sunrise service, gained widespread acceptance and replaced the biblical festivals formerly observed.
Christian unity
  1. Is the Protestant Reformation Being Undone? (l) - When the Catholic monk Martin Luther challenged the Catholic Church with his Ninety-five Theses, few could've foreseen the upheaval and division that would result. Now, 500 years later, could we see a reunification of world Christianity? Does Bible prophecy give any indication?
Christian values
  1. 'For Such a Time as This' (l) - Values, convictions and courage are like lighthouses in a dark world. Perhaps even now you are facing situations in which you seem to "stand alone" on principle.
  2. (l) - Letters from the readers of the Good News magazine. Nov/Dec 2004
  3. Hold on to Your Christian Values... Even in College (l) - You may have carefully planned your class load or electives, but you probably have not considered the need for help in keeping your Christian perspective intact. Here's a discussion by three Christian professors giving their best advice for students.
Christian way of life
  1. Introduction (bsc11) (l) - The reason popular Christianity is so ineffective: Few who profess to follow Christ actually practice what He preached.
  2. Practicing Love, Honor and Respect (l) - The Scriptures summarize the way we should interact with other people: practice love, honor and respect
Christian weapons
  1. Five Smooth Stones (l) - David, the youth who would become king of Israel, faced Goliath with sling in hand and stones he selected to use as ammunition. What can we today use in handling the challenges and difficulties we come up against?
Christian womanhood
  1. VCM Letters to the Editor: August 2010 (l) - Letters from VCM readers.
Christian Zionism
  1. An Incendiary Arc of Instability (l) - Hamas' surprising victory in the Palestinian elections casts a giant shadow over the hoped-for road map to peace. It may even lead to a bloody conflict of massive proportions in the Middle East.
Christian, identifying
  1. What Does the Bible Say About... Who Is a Christian? (l) - God's Word is quite clear that one cannot just decide to be a Christian, one has to be invited!
Christian, true
  1. The Holy Spirit in the Church (l) - Only those who have God the Father and Jesus the Son dwelling in them through the power of the Holy Spirit are considered "children of God."
  2. What Is a True Christian? (l) - What does it take to be a Christian? According to the Bible, there is much more to being a true follower of Jesus Christ than most people realize. How does God's Word define a true Christian?
Christianity
  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. The Holy Spirit in the Church (l) - Only those who have God the Father and Jesus the Son dwelling in them through the power of the Holy Spirit are considered "children of God."
  3. Reexamining the Roots of Christianity (l) - Was the early church far more Jewish than has been taught?
  4. St. Valentine, Cupid and Jesus Christ (l) - On February 14 millions of people exchange tokens and messages of love and affection. Where and how did the curious customs of Valentine's Day begin? Does God have anything to say about such practices?
  5. Questions and Answers - Jul/Aug 2003 (l) - Here are some comments and letters from readers of the Good News.
  6. Atheism and Secularism Grow: Religion Wanes In Britain and Europe (l) - In Europe Christianity and biblical knowledge are on the wane.
  7. 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.
  8. Modern Christianity's Forgotten Roots (l) - Why do you do the things you do? Why do you believe the things you believe? What is the origin of your religion's beliefs?
  9. Asking the Tough Question: Has Religion Failed? (l) - Public figures speak warmly of all religions, attempting to foster unity and to ratchet down the hostility in the many current religious-based confrontations. But let's ask the tough question: Has religion done for mankind what it purports to do? Is the world community more peaceful? Are the individual citizens of the world more moral for the presence of religion? What can we anticipate the future will bring vis-à-vis religion?
  10. The New Intolerance (l) - The Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles has allowed license plates that read "Hot Dam," "Witches," "2Sexy" and "2Hot4U," yet denied a person who wanted to put "Pray" on her plates because it would violate separation of church and state. We see similar trends all over the United States. Has political correctness, touted to promote tolerance, actually created a new intolerance towards Christianity?
  11. Called, Chosen and Faithful (l) - What sets apart an authentic disciple of Jesus Christ?
Christianity and Greek philosopy
  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?
Christianity and Islam
  1. Godly Solution to World Conflict (l) - The conflict between radical elements of Islam and Western Christian society is a clash over who is God--Allah or the Christian God? Is there a fundamental incompatibility between the two?
Christianity and military service
  1. Military Service and War (l) - Advice regarding military service for a Christian.
Christianity in Britain
  1. The Patrick You Didn't Know (l) - Who was "Saint" Patrick? What did he believe? What did he teach? And was he really Irish?
  2. Appendix 11: Joseph of Arimathea and the Line of Nathan (l) - The Davidic line of kings that ruled over the ancient nation of Judah came through David's son Solomon. At the time of Judah's fall to the Babylonians in 586 B.C., this lineage, as explained in this publication, was continued by a transferal of the monarchy to Ireland.
Christianity in France
  1. What It Is Like Being a Young Church Member in France (l) - Being a part of a small Christian church in France.
Christianity reputation
  1. Continued Vatican Revelations Discredit Christian Faith (l) - The continued investigations into sexual abuse perpetrated by Catholic priests are back in the news cycle with the house arrest and impending trial of Josef Wesolowski, former Vatican ambassador to the Dominican Republic.
Christianity, challenge of
  1. Christianity Isn't for Wimps (l) - Most people today think being a Christian is easy, but the surprising truth is, the real Christianity of the Bible is challenging and difficult. Do you have the courage and conviction to be a real Christian?
Christianity, counterfeit
  1. The Rise of a Counterfeit Christianity (l) - The apostles repeatedly warned Jesus' followers to beware of false teachers who would introduce counterfeit-Christian beliefs.
Christianity, history of
  1. 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)
  2. We Read to Know We Are Not Alone (l) - When C.S. Lewis experienced the pain of losing a "special someone," he came to understand the weight of shared emotional experience.
Christianity, liberalism of
  1. Radical Liberalism (l) - Lawyers argue in U.S. courts that pornography falls under the constitutional right of free speech. There is a strong movement to replace Judeo-Christian influences in schools with extreme multiculturalism. Radical feminists denounce concepts of the traditional family. Homosexuals want to totally redefine marriage. What is happening to America?
Christianity, real
  1. Your Truth, My Truth or THE Truth? (l) - In trying to answer complex moral questions, most people today have embraced the self-empowering myth that whatever they sincerely believe is true. They forget about God and His Word.
  2. The Jesus So Few Know (l) - Why is the Christianity people see so different from the Jesus Christ of the Bible? Could it be that many have a fundamental misunderstanding of His teaching?
  3. Do Real Christians Persist in Sinful Lifestyles? (l) - Many think that it doesn't really matter what one does — that God accepts all people without them needing to change. What's wrong with this perspective?
  4. What Is a True Christian? (l) - What does it take to be a Christian? According to the Bible, there is much more to being a true follower of Jesus Christ than most people realize. How does God's Word define a true Christian?
Christianity, true
  1. Churchgoing on Its Knees in Britain (l) - Within a generation, more Britons will probably be entering mosques than church buildings. Mainstream Christianity continues in freefall. What is the sure impact on British society?
  2. Live What You Learn (l) - Some study the Bible and enjoy great spiritual growth and maturity. Others study it but grow little if at all. What makes the difference? How can you be one who grows in spiritual understanding? The key is to live what you learn!
Christians
  1. Who Was Jesus Christ? (l) - Was Christ really the son of God and the son of man?
Christians and homosexuality
  1. The Gay Agenda Blueprint (l) - The startling shift in American attitudes toward gays and same-sex marriage is not the result of chance or random events. More than a quarter century ago, gay strategists laid out a plan to transform the nation -- with astounding success.
Christians in Middle East
  1. 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.
Christians killing Christians
  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.
Christians, early
  1. Which Day Is the Sabbath? (l) - Whereas the Catholic Church claimed authority to establish its own times of worship, Protestant churches generally justified Sunday observance on the grounds that the seventh-day Sabbath was replaced in the New Testament by worship on Sunday in honor of Christ's resurrection. There is no biblical authority for changing the day of rest and worship from the seventh day to Sunday.
Christians, scattered
  1. What It Is Like Being a Young Church Member in France (l) - Being a part of a small Christian church in France.
Christmas
  1. "You Don't Keep Christmas?" Experiences (l) - Personal experiences of youth who do not keep Christmas.
  2. (l) - questions and answers represent issues of interest to young people who want sound biblical advice.
  3. Christmas: The Curious Origins of a Popular Holiday (l) - What do evergreen trees, reindeer, mistletoe and yule logs have to do with the birth of Jesus Christ? And was He really born on Dec. 25? You need to discover the real history of Christmas!
  4. Biblical Evidence Shows Jesus Christ Wasn't Born on Dec. 25 (l) - A careful analysis of Scripture clearly indicates that Dec. 25 is an unlikely date for Christ's birth. Here are two primary reasons.
  5. (l) - Letters from the readers of the Good News magazine. Nov/Dec 2004
  6. Why Some Christians Don't Celebrate Christmas (2005) (l) - Many feel that Christmas marks Christ's birthday and that it honors Him. After all, can 2 billion professing Christians be wrong? At the same time, some few Christians don't observe Christmas, believing that Jesus didn't sanction it and that it dishonors Him. Who is right -- and why?
  7. Christians Who Don't Celebrate Christmas: Here's Why (l) - Reasons people give for not keeping Christmas.
  8. Questions and Answers - Jan/Feb 2006 (l) - Answers to readers' questions. Good News, Jan/Feb 2006.
  9. The Top 10 Reasons Why I Don't Celebrate Christmas (l) - It's that time of year again! You'll soon be barraged by the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas. Shoppers will soon go into spending overdrive, and when the bills arrive, some will wonder if it's really worth it. Here's a perspective from one who kicked the Christmas habit.
  10. Christmas--Why Not? (l) - More than 40 years ago, I concluded I should no longer celebrate this popular, much-loved holiday. Let me explain why.
  11. Questions and Answers - Jan/Feb 2007 (l) - Questions and answers. January 2007
  12. What's Behind the Magnetic Pull of the Christmas Season? (l) - Millions observe Christmas because it's a feel-good time with holiday music filling the air, brightly decorated trees, Santa Claus for the children and family togetherness. But does the Christmas season have a strong, commercially motivated magnetic pull that goes unnoticed by most?
  13. Was Christ Really Born on Christmas? (l) - Was Jesus born on Dec. 25 ? The Bible does not give the exact date of Christ's birth, so how can we determine it? Should the date really matter?
  14. How the Christmas Date Was Set (l) - Gerard and Patricia Del Re explain the evolution of Dec. 25 becoming an official Roman celebration.
  15. The Real Nativity Story: Surprising Truths You May Not Know! (l) - The biblical accounts of Jesus Christ's birth present some surprising differences from popular ideas and traditions. Do you know the facts from the fiction?
  16. Christmas Before Christ: The Surprising Truth! (l) - If you discovered that Christmas had nothing to do with Jesus Christ's birth and actually predates that event by centuries, would you still celebrate the holiday? And if you realized that the Bible reveals Holy Days commanded by God, would you celebrate them instead?
  17. Is Christmas Really Merry? (l) - Where did the idea of a "merry Christmas" come from? Did it begin with well-meaning Christians who wished only the best for others, or are its origins considerably older than we might suppose? Does wishing others "Merry Christmas" please God and Jesus Christ? The answers may well surprise you!
  18. Is Christmas a Phony? (l) - Many Christmas customs can be traced back to the ancient worship of false gods.
  19. Was There Really "No Room in the Inn"? (l) - Most have taken for granted Jesus' nativity story as commonly related - that when Joseph and Mary arrived in Bethlehem there was no room in an inn so Mary ended up giving birth to Jesus in a stable. But is this the true account in Scripture? See for yourself!
  20. Lessons No One Taught Me About Christmas and the Bible (l) - We can learn some interesting things from other people or experiences. But the most useful and surprising information only comes from one place: the Bible.
  21. Why Is There Magic in Christmas? (l) - Magic's deeply ingrained place in the Christmas holiday.
  22. Does Christmas Really Honor Christ? (l) - If you really loved someone, would you celebrate the person with reminders of a past rival for your affection? Are many Christians guilty of dishonoring Jesus in this way?
  23. Lessons No One Taught Me as a Youth About the Bible (l) - I was recently indulging in one of my favorite things -- walking through a bookshop. And I was struck by how many books had titles similar to "Fifty Things I Learned From My Dog" or "Life Lessons My Mother Taught Me." They were typically written by famous celebrities.
  24. The Christmas Tradition (l) - This is a time many enjoy being home together as a family. But why is it celebrated as the birthday of Jesus Christ?
  25. When Was Jesus Born? (l) - Was Jesus born on December 25 ? Can we even know when He was born? And most importantly, does it even really matter when Jesus was born?
  26. Is Christmas Christian? (l) - Have you ever considered if Jesus Christ was actually born on December 25 ?
  27. Christmas Before Christ? (l) - Most people know the Bible doesn't mention -- much less sanctify -- Christmas. Does it make any difference as long as it's intended to honor God and bring families together?
  28. How Did Santa Claus Enter the Picture? (l) - How did Santa Claus enter the picture? Why is this mythical figure so closely aligned with the Christmas holiday? Here, too, many books are available to shed light on the origins of this popular character.
  29. Wait! You Just Said (l) - You probably realize Christ was not born on December 25, and you may not think it's important. But it really does matter. And it really is important that you not celebrate that day as His birthday!
  30. Why Some Christians Don't Celebrate Christmas (l) - Many feel that Christmas marks Christ's birthday and that it honors Him. After all, can 2 billion professing Christians be wrong? At the same time, some few Christians don't observe Christmas, believing that Jesus didn't sanction it and that it dishonors Him. Who is right -- and why?
  31. Christmas: The Untold Story (l) - People almost everywhere observe Christmas. But how did Christmas come to be observed? How did the customs and practices associated with Christmas make their way into traditional Christianity's most popular holiday?
  32. Biblical Evidence Shows Jesus Wasn't Born on December 25 (l) - History convincingly shows that Dec. 25 was popularized as the date for Christmas, not because Christ was born on that day, but because it was already popular in pagan religious celebrations as the birthday of the sun.
  33. Christmas vs. the Bible (l) - Did Jesus Christ tell us to celebrate His birth? No. However, He left explicit instructions regarding how His followers are to commemorate His death
  34. How Christmas Grew (l) - In view of centuries of criticism of the commercialization of Christmas, it is interesting to note that the holiday's secular, not its religious, aspect, has been most responsible for its popularity.
  35. Crucial Questions (l) - Why do we pretend that a jolly old man in a red suit who lives at the north pole rides around in a sleigh pulled by flying reindeer and drops down chimneys to leave toys (made by elves) for good boys and girls on one night of the year?
  36. God's Days of Worship (l) - Observances that are rooted in paganism break the first two of the Ten Commandments. Is God pleased when people claim to worship Him by adopting celebrations of pagan gods and goddesses in man-made holidays while they ignore His commanded days and ways of worship?
  37. Was Jesus Born on December 25? (l) - Most people assume Jesus was born on Dec. 25. A careful analysis of Scripture, however, clearly indicates that Dec. 25 is an unlikely date for Christ's birth.
  38. Was Jesus Born on Christmas Day? (l) - Most people assume that Jesus was born on December 25. After all, that's the day millions of people celebrate as the date of His birth. But evidence shows that's simply not the case. And this is only one of many problems with this holiday!
  39. When Was Jesus Christ Born? (l) - Much of the world celebrates December 25 as the date of Christ's birth. The historical and biblical evidence shows this date cannot be accurate.
  40. Christmas Before Christ? The Surprising Story (l) - Most people know the Bible doesn't mention - much less sanctify - Christmas. Does it make any difference as long as it's intended to honor God and bring families together?
  41. (l) - Letters from readers of the Good News, May/June 2003.
  42. (l) - Letters from readers of the Good News Magazine, Jan/Feb 2003.
  43. Four Thousand Years of Christmas (l) - It's the season for mistletoe and decorating the tree. But the origins of Christmas may surprise you. Did you know it was outlawed by one of the American colonies in 1659?
  44. 4,000 Years of Christmas (l) - 'Tis the season for mistletoe and decorating the tree. But the origins of Christmas may surprise you. Did you know one of the American colonies outlawed observance of this holiday in 1659 ?
  45. 4,000 Years of Christmas (l) - 'Tis the season for mistletoe and decorating the tree. But the origins of Christmas may surprise you. Did you know one of the American colonies outlawed observance of this holiday in 1659 ?
  46. Dispelling Myths of Christ's Birth and Childhood (l) - How did Dec. 25 come to be celebrated as the date of Christ's birth? Over the years, many legends have sprung up about Christ's birth and childhood. What does the Bible say about these events?
  47. Christmas Reconsidered (l) - What do decorated trees, Santa Claus, elves, reindeer, candles mistletoe, holly, ornaments and exchanging gifts have to do with the birth of the Son of God?
  48. (l) - Letters from Good News readers, Jan/Feb 2001.
  49. Does God Allow Us to Choose Our Own Religious Holidays? (l) - Many think that under the New Covenant they have freedom to worship God however they want, including deciding on their own days of worship. But what does the Bible say?
  50. Was Christ Born on Christmas Day? (l) - Do you observe Christmas because you think its Christ's birthday? Was he born on or anytime near Dec. 25?
Christmas and commercialization
  1. How Christmas Grew (l) - In view of centuries of criticism of the commercialization of Christmas, it is interesting to note that the holiday's secular, not its religious, aspect, has been most responsible for its popularity.
Christmas and consumerism
  1. How Christmas Grew (l) - In view of centuries of criticism of the commercialization of Christmas, it is interesting to note that the holiday's secular, not its religious, aspect, has been most responsible for its popularity.
Christmas and Easter, customs of
  1. Crucial Questions (l) - Why do we pretend that a jolly old man in a red suit who lives at the north pole rides around in a sleigh pulled by flying reindeer and drops down chimneys to leave toys (made by elves) for good boys and girls on one night of the year?
Christmas and Easter, myths of
  1. Crucial Questions (l) - Why do we pretend that a jolly old man in a red suit who lives at the north pole rides around in a sleigh pulled by flying reindeer and drops down chimneys to leave toys (made by elves) for good boys and girls on one night of the year?
Christmas gifts
  1. The Real Nativity Story: Surprising Truths You May Not Know! (l) - The biblical accounts of Jesus Christ's birth present some surprising differences from popular ideas and traditions. Do you know the facts from the fiction?
Christmas in colonies
  1. Is Christmas Really Merry? (l) - Where did the idea of a "merry Christmas" come from? Did it begin with well-meaning Christians who wished only the best for others, or are its origins considerably older than we might suppose? Does wishing others "Merry Christmas" please God and Jesus Christ? The answers may well surprise you!
Christmas symbols
  1. Where Did Christmas Symbols Originate? (l) - An enormous number of traditions we now associate with Christmas have their roots in pre-Christian pagan religious traditions.
Christmas traditions
  1. The Christmas Tradition (l) - This is a time many enjoy being home together as a family. But why is it celebrated as the birthday of Jesus Christ?
Christmas tree
  1. Where Did Christmas Symbols Originate? (l) - An enormous number of traditions we now associate with Christmas have their roots in pre-Christian pagan religious traditions.
Christmas' secular popularity
  1. How Christmas Grew (l) - In view of centuries of criticism of the commercialization of Christmas, it is interesting to note that the holiday's secular, not its religious, aspect, has been most responsible for its popularity.
Christmas, date of
  1. Was Jesus Born on December 25? (l) - Most people assume Jesus was born on Dec. 25. A careful analysis of Scripture, however, clearly indicates that Dec. 25 is an unlikely date for Christ's birth.
Christmas, origin of
  1. Christmas: The Curious Origins of a Popular Holiday (l) - What do evergreen trees, reindeer, mistletoe and yule logs have to do with the birth of Jesus Christ? And was He really born on Dec. 25? You need to discover the real history of Christmas!
  2. 4,000 Years of Christmas (l) - 'Tis the season for mistletoe and decorating the tree. But the origins of Christmas may surprise you. Did you know one of the American colonies outlawed observance of this holiday in 1659 ?
  3. Where Did Christmas Symbols Originate? (l) - An enormous number of traditions we now associate with Christmas have their roots in pre-Christian pagan religious traditions.
Christopher Columbus
  1. Christopher Columbus and Jesus Christ (l) - Have you ever heard that Christopher Columbus gave God the credit for his journey to the New World?
Chronic fatigue
  1. But You Look So Healthy! (l) - It's not easy to help someone whose problem you don't understand. Here's some information that can help you help people who suffer with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).
Chronic hunger
  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?
Chronic illness
  1. Meaningful Hope for Christians With Chronic Illnesses (l) - Through the ages people have sought comfort from the Psalms, finding their messages as soothing as a loving touch. But for a person dealing with chronic physical or emotional pain, the Psalms present another level of comfort. In this article you will read an overview of those songs that relate to chronic pain, fatigue, depression, disability and anxiety.
Chronicles
  1. Another Important Author (l) - Ezra compiled and inscribed both 1 and 2 Chronicles, and added them to the canon of the Old Testament
Chronicles, book of
  1. King David and His Scribes (l) - The Bible indicates that King David created a climate in which recording and writing about royal affairs were important governmental functions.
Chronology
  1. 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?
Chronology of crucifixion
  1. The Biblical Chronology of Jesus Christ's Crucifixion and Resurrection (l) - The chronology of Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection.
Chronology of resurrection
  1. The Biblical Chronology of Jesus Christ's Crucifixion and Resurrection (l) - The chronology of Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection.
Chrysalis
  1. Joy in a Butterfly! (l) - Even the most jaded people can find joy in the natural world around them. God's creation provides endless opportunity for the joy of discovery.
Chuch
  1. Don't Throw Out the Baby With the Bath Water! (l) - Scandal and hypocrisy among religious people can be devastating to others' faith. Can human failure lead us to reject God?
Church
  1. The Church: Help for Greater Growth (l) - Just exactly what is the Church? What is its purpose? Why do you need it? The Church that Jesus Christ founded and directs can be a priceless tool for aiding personal growth.
  2. The Church Behind The Good News (l) - What church publishes the Good News magazine?
  3. Would Jesus Attend Your Church? (l) - If Jesus walked the earth today, what church would He attend? One that opens its doors to people of all religions? A politically active church trying to influence who's elected to public office? What kind of people would make up the church Jesus would attend? Would He attend your church?
  4. Is Tithing Really a Part of New Testament Teaching? (l) - Jesus Christ Himself upheld the practice of tithing in the New Testament.
  5. Is Your Christianity "the Real McCoy"? (l) - "The Real McCoy" means "the best of its kind" or "the highest quality." But do you know the story behind the phrase and what it teaches us about embracing true, biblical Christianity?
  6. 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).
  7. How the Word Church is Used in Scripture and Common Speech (l) - In contemporary English usage, 'church' as a word dominates the ecclesiological vocabulary. It comes through German and Latin from the Greek kyriakon, which means 'that which belongs to the Lord.' In NT Greek, ekklesia (almost always translated in English by 'church') is by no means so dominating or central a term.
  8. We're Baptized Into a Spiritual Body (l) - One is not baptized into any sect or denomination. Rather, one becomes a member of the spiritual Body of Christ.
  9. Does the Bible Describe More Than One Tithe? (l) - How many tithes are mentioned in the Bible? What are the purposes for the tithes described in God's Word?
  10. The Body of Christ (l) - What Is the Church?
  11. The Church Is Not The Building (l) - When the New Testament talks about the Church, it speaks of an assembly of people.
  12. Points to Ponder (bsc10) (l) - Study questions about the meaning of the Church.
  13. Recognizing the Church (l) - With so many churches professing Christianity while teaching widely divergent doctrines, how can we recognize the Church? What are the hallmarks of God's Church? What does it teach? What does it do?
  14. Love is the Basis of God's Relationship (l) - God's Word reveals that He listens to us and answers our requests according to His will and our best interests. He wants us to respond to His love.
  15. Governor Samuel Ward and His Confession of Faith (l) - One man's devotion to his country and his faith.
  16. From Sabbath to Sunday (l) - How and why was the seventh day Sabbath changed to Sunday observance? Is this practice supported by the Bible itself, or by some other authority?
  17. Modern Christianity's Forgotten Roots (l) - Why do you do the things you do? Why do you believe the things you believe? What is the origin of your religion's beliefs?
  18. How to Find the Right Church (l) - The choice of churches and denominations has never been greater. How can you decide which is best?
  19. (l) - Letters from the readers of the Good News magazine, Sep/Oct 2003.
  20. How Can You Find the Right Church? (l) - Whether to attend Church, and which one, are among one of the most important decisions we can make. What are key factors we should consider?
  21. The Unexplained Success of the Church (l) - No one willingly dies to perpetrate a hoax. One only dies for something he is convinced is the truth.
Church and holydays
  1. Practicing What We Preach (l) - Are the Feasts of the Lord still relevant in today's world? Why would we keep them? Rehearsing God's Holy Days helps us to remember His plan of salvation.
Church and marriage
  1. The Church as the Bride of Christ (l) - The Church of God is the family of God - made up of Christians who are the children of God the Father and "brothers" of Jesus Christ.
  2. Marriage and Family: The Spiritual Significance (l) - An important principle is also revealed here that is continued in marriage and family - that human life is patterned after spiritual, nonphysical, unseen realities. Just as human beings were made in the image of God, marriage and family are patterned after spiritual concepts.
Church and paganism
  1. A World Lit Only by Fire (l) - History sheds light on the early stages of Jesus Christ's prophecy of religious deception.
Church and state
  1. Morality is the Secret (l) - Many of America's Founding Fathers were inspired by Christian principles. Is there anything we can learn from them?
  2. America's Forgotten Inheritance (l) - The Bible is America's forgotten inheritance.
Church and the young
  1. Some Young Adults Are Leaving Church (l) - What's their gripe? And what can you learn from this exodus from church?
Church as a holy temple
  1. The Church (l) - We believe that the Church is that body of believers who have received, and are being led by, the Holy Spirit. The true Church of God is a spiritual organism.
Church as a spiritual organism
  1. The Church (l) - We believe that the Church is that body of believers who have received, and are being led by, the Holy Spirit. The true Church of God is a spiritual organism.
Church as bride
  1. The Bride of Christ (l) - The Bible shows that God's Church is to be the Bride of Christ. Let's see what that means both now and in the future.
Church as God's family
  1. Biblical Phrases and Terms for God's Special People (l) - The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia summarizes the other descriptions of the people of God in the New Testament: "This Church is not a human organization; it is God's workmanship
Church as kingdom
  1. Is the Church the Kingdom? (l) - Some think the Church is the Kingdom of God. Although there is a connection between the two, they are not identical
  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?
Church as the Israel of God
  1. Biblical Phrases and Terms for God's Special People (l) - The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia summarizes the other descriptions of the people of God in the New Testament: "This Church is not a human organization; it is God's workmanship
Church as the kingdom
  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?
Church as the temple of God
  1. Biblical Phrases and Terms for God's Special People (l) - The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia summarizes the other descriptions of the people of God in the New Testament: "This Church is not a human organization; it is God's workmanship
Church attendance
  1. What Does Jesus Want From You? (l) - If you believe Jesus truly was the Son of God, do you know what He wants you to do? And what He wants to do for you?
  2. The Power of Habits (editorial) (l) - Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny. --traditional saying
  3. A Pentecost Message: It's Your Church Too! (l) - Did you realize that this biblical Holy Day has special significance for young people?
  4. World News and Trends - Mar/Apr 2000 (l) - A brief synopsis of world events. March/April 2000
  5. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - Sep/Oct 1999 (l) - A brief synopsis of world events. September/October 1999.
Church begins
  1. The New Testament Church Begins (l) - A new phase in God's plan of salvation involves God working through a group of people -- the Church -- who are spiritually transformed by the Holy Spirit. God chooses them not only to receive salvation for themselves, but to carry out His work for the ultimate benefit of all humanity.
Church buildings
  1. Introduction (bsc10) (l) - Jesus Christ established His Church and gave it a mission. The Scriptures indicate He intended it to be a warm and loving fellowship of His faithful disciples, a source of strength and purpose for them.
  2. The Church Is Not The Building (l) - When the New Testament talks about the Church, it speaks of an assembly of people.
Church congregation
  1. Preparing a People (l) - The Church Jesus built is commissioned not only to feed His sheep, as He commanded, but to prepare these followers for greater works of service to God, their families, their communities and their fellow man. Jesus placed great emphasis on serving others (Matthew 20:26-28).
Church fathers
  1. Why Can't Theologians Explain the Trinity Doctrine? (l) - One cannot prove something from the Bible that is not biblical. The Bible is our only reliable source of divine revelation and truth, and the Trinity concept simply is not part of God's revelation to humankind.
  2. Is God a Trinity? (l) - The fact that the word Trinity appears nowhere in the Bible also gives us reason to reflect. We must not cling to long-held religious traditions if they contradict the Scriptures.
Church fellowship
  1. Contact With God's People: A Key to Spiritual Success or Failure (l) - The spiritual tool of Christian fellowship - interacting and communicating with other members of God's Church.
  2. God's Church Welcomes You (l) - God's fellowship is reserved for those who strive to obey God and have faith in Him and His promises.
  3. Rekindle The Flames Of Fellowship (l) - Can a Christian survive as a loner? It's possible, but it's much better to be with others as we face our life's challenges.
  4. Tengo Famiglia (Reflections on Our Spiritual Family) (l) - During my parents' 50th anniversary we saw a play that got me thinking more about our heavenly Father and His family.
  5. Held Together by a Spiritual Thread (l) - God has called us to be part of something bigger than ourselves -- family -- a Church family now, then God's family at the return of Jesus Christ. Life in our Church family can prepare us for that millennial family.
Church government
  1. Questions and Answers -- Nov/Dec 2004 (l) - Questions from readers of the Good News magazine. Nov/Dec 2004
  2. The Body of Christ (l) - What Is the Church?
Church history
  1. The Historical Background of the Word Church (l) - The term church is used in the New Testament to mean a local congregation of called-out Christians.
Church in prophecy
  1. God's Church in Prophecy (l) - For whom was the book of Revelation written? It is written for God's servants, the Church of God.
Church income
  1. How Is God's Work Supported? (l) - Jesus Christ told His followers to proclaim the gospel throughout the world, teach those whom God would call and care for His people. How did He expect that work to be funded?
Church is, what the
  1. A Chosen People (l) - Understanding how God worked through people in the Old Testament is important background for understanding why and how God established the Church in the New Testament.
  2. Introduction (bsc10) (l) - Jesus Christ established His Church and gave it a mission. The Scriptures indicate He intended it to be a warm and loving fellowship of His faithful disciples, a source of strength and purpose for them.
Church leaders
  1. Should You Attend Church? (l) - Many, perhaps even you, have become disillusioned with churches and religious leaders. They wonder what they should do and where they should turn. What does God say?
Church members
  1. The Body of Christ (l) - What Is the Church?
Church members' roles
  1. Why The Church? (l) - God has a bigger purpose in mind for His called-out people than to be a social club or a place to be seen as an upstanding member of the community.
Church of England
  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.
Church of God
  1. I Will Build My Church"! (l) - What comes to mind when you hear the word church? Do you think of a magnificent cathedral or a smaller church building with a spire? God's Church is much different from the conventional religious meaning of the word church, and that difference can affect your future.
  2. The Good News: The Story Behind the Magazine (l) - With this edition, The Good News has reached a special milestone - our 100th issue!
  3. What Is the Church? (l) - "As a consequence of this broad background of meaning in the Greek and Old Testament worlds, the term 'church' is used in the New Testament of a local congregation of called-out Christians, such as the 'church of God which is at Corinth' (1 Cor. 1:2), and also of the entire people of God, such as in the affirmation that Christ is 'the head over all things to the church, Which is his body' (Eph. 1:22-23)
  4. The Church of God Today (l) - The church of God today keeps God's commandments and holds fast to all that Jesus taught.
  5. '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.
  6. The Church Behind This Publication (l) - The New Testament Church belongs to our heavenly Father and to His Son, Jesus Christ. Together they inspired the New Testament writers to refer to the Church with a name most English translations render as the "Church of God," which means it is a spiritual organism that belongs to God.
  7. Becoming a Member of God's Church (l) - Surprisingly, an individual cannot "join" the Church of God on his or her own.
  8. Introduction: The United Church of God (l) - The mission of the United Church of God is to proclaim to the world the little-understood gospel taught by Jesus Christ-the good news of the coming Kingdom of God-and to prepare a people for that Kingdom. This message not only offers great hope for all of humanity, but encompasses the purpose of human existence-why we are here and where our world is headed.
  9. What Does Our Name Signify? (l) - The name of the United Church of God, an International Association, signifies that we are united in our commitment to faithfully follow the way of life and mission for the Church revealed and established by God and His Son, Jesus Christ, in the Holy Scriptures.
  10. God's Church Is Like a Loving Mother (l) - By this all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for on another.
  11. The Historical Background of the Word Church (l) - The term church is used in the New Testament to mean a local congregation of called-out Christians.
  12. Obedient Followers of God (l) - The Church of God is committed to living by every word of God, including His instructions to assemble on His annual festivals.
Church of god good works
  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.
Church services
  1. What is True Worship? (l) - Christ reserved the harshest words of warning for those who would profess to worship God (who say, "Lord, Lord," Matthew 7:21), but refuse to do God's will or obey His laws (verses 21-23).
  2. Should You Attend Church? (l) - Many, perhaps even you, have become disillusioned with churches and religious leaders. They wonder what they should do and where they should turn. What does God say?
  3. (l) - Letters from readers of the Good News, Mar/Apr 2003.
Church unity
  1. The Mission and Responsibility of the Church (l) - The Church plays many roles in the bringing of salvation to the world. It stands as "the light of the world". It is the "household" or "family of God". It is the "mother" who nurtures God's sons and daughters. It functions as the "pillar and ground of the truth" in a spiritually confused world (1od". It is the "mother" who nurtures God's sons and daughters. It functions as the "pillar and ground of the truth" in a spiritually confused world.
  2. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - Mar/Apr 1997 (l) - World without war; Crime and sexual freedom; extreme weather; British monarchy; Church unity
Church vs kingdom
  1. Is the Church the Kingdom? (l) - Some think the Church is the Kingdom of God.
Church youth camps
  1. Preparing a People (l) - The Church Jesus built is commissioned not only to feed His sheep, as He commanded, but to prepare these followers for greater works of service to God, their families, their communities and their fellow man. Jesus placed great emphasis on serving others (Matthew 20:26-28).
Church's commission
  1. Why Preach a Gospel With Urgency Today? (l) - The onrush of disturbing national and world conditions challenges the Church to preach the gospel in ever-greater intensity.
  2. Preparing a People (l) - The Church Jesus built is commissioned not only to feed His sheep, as He commanded, but to prepare these followers for greater works of service to God, their families, their communities and their fellow man. Jesus placed great emphasis on serving others (Matthew 20:26-28).
Church's foundation
  1. 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)
Church's mission
  1. Introduction: The United Church of God (l) - The mission of the United Church of God is to proclaim to the world the little-understood gospel taught by Jesus Christ-the good news of the coming Kingdom of God-and to prepare a people for that Kingdom. This message not only offers great hope for all of humanity, but encompasses the purpose of human existence-why we are here and where our world is headed.
  2. The Most Important Thing (l) - What would you say if someone asked: What one thing would your church want people to come away with?
Church, apostolic
  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.
Church, Catholic
  1. Crisis in the Catholic Church (l) - News of the sexual abuse of children by priests can no longer be covered up, and has serious implications for the Catholic Church in the United States and elsewhere.
Church, early
  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. Which Day Is the Sabbath? (l) - Whereas the Catholic Church claimed authority to establish its own times of worship, Protestant churches generally justified Sunday observance on the grounds that the seventh-day Sabbath was replaced in the New Testament by worship on Sunday in honor of Christ's resurrection. There is no biblical authority for changing the day of rest and worship from the seventh day to Sunday.
Church, early New Testament
  1. The Rise of a Counterfeit Christianity (l) - The apostles repeatedly warned Jesus' followers to beware of false teachers who would introduce counterfeit-Christian beliefs.
  2. Early Trends That Affected the Future of the Church (l) - Two distinct religions developed from the apostolic era: one faithful to Christ, the other deceived by Satan.
Church, head of
  1. The Body of Christ (l) - What Is the Church?
Church, job of the
  1. Why The Church? (l) - God has a bigger purpose in mind for His called-out people than to be a social club or a place to be seen as an upstanding member of the community.
Church, mission of the
  1. The Mission and Responsibility of the Church (l) - The Church plays many roles in the bringing of salvation to the world. It stands as "the light of the world". It is the "household" or "family of God". It is the "mother" who nurtures God's sons and daughters. It functions as the "pillar and ground of the truth" in a spiritually confused world (1od". It is the "mother" who nurtures God's sons and daughters. It functions as the "pillar and ground of the truth" in a spiritually confused world.
  2. The Rise of a Counterfeit Christianity (l) - The apostles repeatedly warned Jesus' followers to beware of false teachers who would introduce counterfeit-Christian beliefs.
  3. 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.
  4. Love is the Basis of God's Relationship (l) - God's Word reveals that He listens to us and answers our requests according to His will and our best interests. He wants us to respond to His love.
  5. How Is the Work of God Accomplished Today? (l) - Jesus Christ gave His Church a commission in which each member has a vital part to play. How is that mission being carried out in our modern world?
Church, need for
  1. In the Eye of the Storm (l) - Florida experienced four hurricanes last year that wrought much destruction throughout the state. Here is a firsthand account by someone who weathered Hurricane Frances.
  2. Contact With God's People: A Key to Spiritual Success or Failure (l) - The spiritual tool of Christian fellowship - interacting and communicating with other members of God's Church.
Church, New Testament
  1. A Chosen People (l) - Understanding how God worked through people in the Old Testament is important background for understanding why and how God established the Church in the New Testament.
Church, old testament
  1. A Chosen People (l) - Understanding how God worked through people in the Old Testament is important background for understanding why and how God established the Church in the New Testament.
Church, one
  1. How Is God One? (l) - There is only one God, just as there is only one human race -- one extended family descended from Adam of presently about six billion individuals. Just the same, the one divine family -- the family of God -- is open to an unlimited number of members.
Church, purpose of the
  1. What Does Our Name Signify? (l) - The name of the United Church of God, an International Association, signifies that we are united in our commitment to faithfully follow the way of life and mission for the Church revealed and established by God and His Son, Jesus Christ, in the Holy Scriptures.
  2. Why Tithe in Today's World? (l) - Does tithing teach timeless principles and lessons even in today's modern world? You need to understand God's perspective on this vital issue.
  3. Why The Church? (l) - God has a bigger purpose in mind for His called-out people than to be a social club or a place to be seen as an upstanding member of the community.
Church, recognizing the
  1. Recognizing the Church (l) - With so many churches professing Christianity while teaching widely divergent doctrines, how can we recognize the Church? What are the hallmarks of God's Church? What does it teach? What does it do?
Church, revelation to the
  1. God's Church in Prophecy (l) - For whom was the book of Revelation written? It is written for God's servants, the Church of God.
Church, support of
  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.
  2. How Is the Work of God Accomplished Today? (l) - Jesus Christ gave His Church a commission in which each member has a vital part to play. How is that mission being carried out in our modern world?
Church, the early
  1. The Rise of a Counterfeit Christianity (l) - The apostles repeatedly warned Jesus' followers to beware of false teachers who would introduce counterfeit-Christian beliefs.
Church, true
  1. Recognizing the Church (l) - With so many churches professing Christianity while teaching widely divergent doctrines, how can we recognize the Church? What are the hallmarks of God's Church? What does it teach? What does it do?
  2. Chapter Outline of the Book of Revelation (l) - Chapter Outline of the Book of Revelation.
Church, what is the
  1. I Will Build My Church"! (l) - What comes to mind when you hear the word church? Do you think of a magnificent cathedral or a smaller church building with a spire? God's Church is much different from the conventional religious meaning of the word church, and that difference can affect your future.
Churches
  1. Questions and Answers - Nov/Dec 2006 (l) - Answers to readers' questions. Good News, November 2006
  2. My Search for the Truth (l) - "You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore" (Psalm 16:11).
Churches of Revelation, seven
  1. God's Church in Prophecy (l) - For whom was the book of Revelation written? It is written for God's servants, the Church of God.
  2. Chapter Outline of the Book of Revelation (l) - Chapter Outline of the Book of Revelation.
Churches, messages to the
  1. God's Church in Prophecy (l) - For whom was the book of Revelation written? It is written for God's servants, the Church of God.
  2. Early Trends That Affected the Future of the Church (l) - Two distinct religions developed from the apostolic era: one faithful to Christ, the other deceived by Satan.
Churchill
  1. 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.
  2. Two Men of Great Valor: King David and Winston Churchill (l) - The Bible and more recent history offer lessons of courageous and wise leadership from two courageous men three millennia apart in time.
Churchill, Winston
  1. (l) - Just within the last three years, four major books, all by distinguished authors, have been published about the unique relationship between Britain and the United States. Why have these two countries changed the modern world? Only the Judeo/Christian Bible contains the master key to discovering the true answer.
  2. What's the Key to Real Leadership? (l) - Everywhere we look we see a great need for real leadership. But what is real leadership? What is its foundation? Can someone be a good leader without displaying real leadership?
  3. A Page on the World: Churchill (l) - Paul Johnson, author of A History of the American People and Modern Times, offers this telling biography of one of the most dynamic figures of the 20th century (2009, ISBN-13: 978-0670021055).
  4. Men of Valor: King David and Winston Churchill (l) - The Bible and more recent history offer lessons of courageous and wise leadership.
  5. Know When to Quit (l) - God expects us to know when to stand firm and when to change direction.
  6. Book Review: The Great Republic: A History of America (l) - Few really grasp the importance of Winston Churchill's incredible relationship with the United States. A recent compilation of his most essential writings about America fills this void.
  7. First the End of an Empire - Now the End of Britain? (l) - Are we witnessing the end of the nation whose people, "relative to their numbers, contributed more to civilization than any other people since the ancient Greeks and Romans"?
Cigarettes
  1. Are You Dying to Smoke? (l) - What effect does the use of tobacco in movies have on viewers? The answer is . . .
  2. My Experience With Smoking (l) - Even if many in your family smoked, you don't have to become addicted.
Cimmerians
  1. The Mysterious Scythians Burst Into History (l) - Many historians have concluded that the Celts and Scythians have a common background.
Circumcision
  1. God, Science and the Bible (11/05) (l) - News from the world of science about God and the Bible. Nov/Dec 2005.
  2. The Jerusalem Conference of Acts 15: What Was Decided? (l) - Some said that unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved". They viewed circumcision as a matter of salvation. It was a huge issue to them! So Paul took the matter before Church leadership to be officially resolved
  3. Circumcision vs. a 'New Creation' in Christ (l) - The Jewish practice of requiring gentiles to be circumcised to be accepted into their fellowship threatened the unity of the early Church.
  4. Why Paul Used the Term 'the Whole Law' in Galatians 5:3 (l) - Paul's point in Galatians about being "a debtor to keep the whole law" is in the context of wanting to impose circumcision on the Galatians. Their reasoning implied that at least some of the symbolic aspects of the law would be required of the gentiles.
  5. (l) - Letters from readers of the Good News Magazine, Jan/Feb 2003.
  6. Vibrant Health - The Crucial Biblical Keys (l) - The Creator God, who is sometimes called the Great Physician, knows everything about what is best for our health.
Cities in debt
  1. Detroit: Only One of America's Debt-ridden Cities (l) - The financial demise of Detroit proved no surprise to those watching the news on a regular basis.
Citizens of God's kingdom
  1. Bible Mini-Study: Train Now to Help Jesus Christ Rule (l) - Jesus Christ is coming back to earth as King of the Kingdom of God to save the human race from destroying itself. How will the rebellious and traumatized citizens of this world become the peaceful subjects of God's Kingdom? Who will help serve and teach the people? What does the Bible say about the citizens of the Kingdom of God?
Citizenship
  1. Patriotism: The Good, the Bad and the Biblical (l) - God's people have dual citizenship. It is noble and right to be patriotic toward our earthly nation, but we also should have a higher and more fervent patriotism for our heavenly Kingdom, which will be established on earth at the return of Christ. He tells us to "seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness" (Matthew 6:33).
  2. 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.
City of David
  1. 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.
Civics
  1. What We Don't Know Can and Will Hurt Us (l) - While technology expands exponentially, the kind of knowledge we urgently need to survive ebbs and wanes.
Civil war
  1. Syria's Civil War Spills Over its Borders (l) - Successful containment of any major difficulty normally means a much better chance of concluding it.
  2. One Woman's Long View (l) - My mother, Josephine McVay McNeely, was born in August 1914, the month World War I began. Like many who grew up in America's "deep south," she was born into a family of farmers. Her two grandfathers fought in the American Civil War. She was a student of history and would tell me the stories passed down from her father of that conflict that defined not only the United States but, as I was to learn, her life.
Civilization collapse
  1. Current Events & Trends May/June 2019 (l) - An overview of events and conditions around the world featured in the May/June 2019 issue of Beyond Today.
Civilization, collapse of
  1. (l) - Is it possible that civilization as we know it could suddenly collapse? The ultimate good news.
Civilized veneer
  1. 72 Hours to Chaos (l) - What do times of disaster teach us about ourselves and society? Is our moral center what it ought to be?
Claire Berlinski
  1. A Page on the World: Menace in Europe (l) - Claire Berlinski's book, subtitled "Why the Continent's Crisis Is America's, Too," provides an engaging analysis of modern Europe--and a warning (ISBN 1400097681).
Clash of civilizations
  1. French Riots Highlight Growing Clash of Civilizations (l) - For three weeks, young Muslims across France rioted every night, burning cars and destroying property. What's behind the riots and where are they leading?
  2. Our World Is Rapidly Changing - in Ways Foretold by Bible Prophecy (l) - Bible prophecy shows that we should keep an eye on Europe and the Middle East. Ongoing developments in both areas are rapidly reshaping our world in ways foretold centuries ago.
  3. A Page on the World: The West's Last Chance (l) - Tony Blankley's subtitle asks, "Will We Win the Clash of Civilizations?" (2005, ISBN 0895260158).
Classics
  1. Read What? Taking on the Classics (l) - Are you dreading an upcoming reading assignment? Here are some ways to approach this task with a new perspective.
Clay
  1. Just Add Water (l) - God shapes us in much the same way an artist molds ceramic clay -- using the "water" of the Holy Spirit.
Clean and unclean food
  1. Answers from Genesis - Part 6 (l) - Here are some frequently asked questions about Genesis, the book of origins.
Clean animals
  1. God's Food Laws (l) - God is concerned for the day-to-day welfare of His people.
  2. Which Animals Does the Bible Designate as 'Clean' and 'Unclean'? (l) - God reveals which animals-including fish and birds-are suitable and unsuitable for human consumption in Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14. Although the lists aren't exhaustive, He reveals guidelines for recognizing animals that are acceptable for food.
Clean food
  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. Oyster Filter (l) - A living purification project is planting new beds of oysters in New York Harbor in order to filter and clean pollution in the busy waters of the city.
  3. What Does the Bible Teach About Clean and Unclean Meats? (l) - Many people have misconceptions about the biblical teaching on clean and unclean meats. What does Scripture really reveal on this subject, and what principles lie behind this teaching?
Clean foods
  1. The Diets of the Millennium Should Be the Diets of Today (l) - After the second coming, Jesus will not only heal people, but teach the world how to build and maintain good health. This is one of the lessons of the Feast of Tabernacles.
Clean meat
  1. Understanding 'Unclean' in Romans 14 (l) - Understanding 'Unclean' in Romans 14.
  2. Clean and Unclean Meats: Does God's Word Draw a Distinction? (l) - Many people have misconceptions about the biblical teaching on clean and unclean meats. What does Scripture really reveal on this subject?
  3. What Does the Bible Teach About Clean and Unclean Meats? (l) - Many people have misconceptions about the biblical teaching on clean and unclean meats. What does Scripture really reveal on this subject, and what principles lie behind this teaching?
Clean meats
  1. Does Romans 14 Abolish Laws on Unclean Meats? (l) - Many believe Romans 14 says that Christians are free from all former restrictions regarding the meats they may eat.
Clement
  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?
Climate change
  1. In the News... October 2009 (l) - In the news .. Oct. 2009
  2. Wind Farms May Cause Global Warming?! (l) - Despite seeming to be the answer to the quest for clean energy, it turns out that wind farms with their giant looming turbines actually contribute to raising temperatures.
Climbing
  1. Climb Every Mountain (l) - We face many difficult challenges in our lives, but it's what we learn during those adventures that counts.
Clinical depression
  1. Can One be a Christian and Still Suffer Depression? (l) - Answers to your questions about the Bible and Christian living.
Clinically dead
  1. What About Reported Life-After-Death Experiences? (l) - In the Bible death is described as a state of total unconsciousness devoid of awareness, knowledge or perception (Psalm 6:5; Ecclesiastes 9:5, 10). If we accept the Bible's description of death, we realize that those who returned to consciousness or were revived and later related their experiences were not really dead but in some unconscious state
Clinton, Bill
  1. 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?
Cliques
  1. Confronting Loneliness (l) - When loneliness hits you -- here's how to deal with it constructively.
  2. Coping with Cliques (l) - No one likes to be excluded, but it happens often in our society. Here is valuable information to help you know how to respond to the problem of cliques.
  3. Questions and Answers - Jul/Sep 2003 (l) - Questions and answers on issues of interest to young people who want sound biblical advice.
Cloning
  1. Making Sense of the Cloning Claims (l) - Fantastic claims about humans being cloned for the first time.
  2. World News Review February 2001 (l) - A brief overview of world events.
  3. World News Review Sep/Oct 2001 (l) - World news review. September/October 2001.
  4. Cloning: A Dangerous Journey Into Uncharted Waters? (l) - What's behind the concerted efforts to clone human beings? Is this another attempt to climb to the loftiest heights of knowledge and defy our Creator?
  5. Visions of Judgment: The Coming Ride of the Horsemen of Revelation (l) - Is there "just cause" for nations to interfere in the affairs of other nations?
  6. World News Review Nov 2000 (l) - World news review - Nov. 2000
  7. Where Will the Genetics Revolution Lead? (l) - This century has seen some astounding scientific and technological advancement.Developments continue to amaze. But is all such advancement a good thing?
  8. World News Review April/May 2000 (l) - World news - Apr/May 2000
  9. Cloning: Is Man About to Make Himself In His Own Image? (l) - The idea of cloning a human being is far from absurd in light of stunning developments in the world of science.
Close friends
  1. Just for Youth - Keep a Close Friend Close (l) - How to keep and enhance a close friendship.
Close to God
  1. How Well Do You Know God? (l) - How close do you feel to God? How close do you feel He is to you?
Clothes
  1. First Threads: The Origin and Impact of Clothes (l) - Studies show that clothes have an impact on all of us--both guys and girls. Sadly, immodest dress is negatively affecting many in ways they don't realize.
  2. What Your Clothes Say About You! (l) - What practical steps can you take to achieve an attractive, modest personal style?
  3. A Modest Example: What Your Clothes Say About You! (l) - What are some practical steps you can take to achieve an attractive but modest personal style?
Clothes and Christianity
  1. (l) - Questions and answers on issues of interest to young people who want sound biblical advice.
Clothing
  1. "You're Not Wearing That -- !" (l) - The scoop on kids' clothing styles and what parents can and should do.
  2. Modesty (l) - Are you modest in the sight of God and man?
Clothing and 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.
Clothing, Christian
  1. (l) - Questions and answers on issues of interest to young people who want sound biblical advice.
Clothing, spiritual
  1. Wedding Dress (l) - Our choice of spiritual clothing determines if we will be invited to the most important wedding of all time.
Clutter
  1. Too Many Treasures? (l) - Why do I sometimes find myself envying Ma and Laura of the Little House books?
Coach
  1. Basketball Is Her Second Goal...Her Religion Is Number One (l) - Sports have been a big part of life for Jenny Stewart. So have her religious beliefs.
Coaches
  1. Parents Hiring Coaches to Teach Kids Basic Skills (l) - Trend sees parents outsourcing their teaching role to skilled coaches.
Coat of arms
  1. Appendix 9: The Lion and the Unicorn (l) - Britain's heraldic imagery takes on great significance in light of the true biblical identity of the British people and their royal family.
Cocaine
  1. The Terror of Cocaine - "In Dust We Trust" (l) - Why do people use cocaine, in spite of the widespread knowledge of its dangers? What are the costs, both to the individual user and to our society? None of us is immune to the clutches of cocaine.
  2. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - Jul/Aug 2001 (l) - A bried synopsis of world events. July/August 2001.
Cochran, Josephine
  1. The Cup and the Dish (l) - Jesus Christ used washing dishes as a metaphor when speaking to religious teachers of His day about their need for spiritual cleanliness. Discover how His vital words apply to us all.
Cocoon
  1. When Life Knocks You Down...Get Up! (l) - Life begins with a struggle for some creatures. Be glad you're not a baby giraffe!
Code orange
  1. A Cure for Code Orange (l) - I can't stop living. And, for sure, I can't stop believing that there is a cure for the Code Oranges of this lifetime.
Coelacanth
  1. The Problem of "Living Fossils" (l) - Several discoveries of "living fossils" have cast doubt on the long-accepted interpretation of the fossil record.
Coffee
  1. Coffee Crop in Peril from Rust Fungus (l) - Life without coffee? Rust causing fungus threatens coffee crops around the world.
Cohabitaion
  1. The Corruption of Good Habits (l) - If we are not on guard, the world can degrade our good habits.
Cohabitation
  1. In the News Jul/Sep 2004 (l) - In the news... July/September 2004
  2. In the News July 2010 (l) - News of interest to teens and young adults from a biblical perspective. July 2010
  3. Cohabiting Doesn't Guarantee a Happy Marriage (l) - Marriage as a divine institution is again validated by a recent study.
  4. Living Together: What Aren't You Being Told? (l) - Millions of people choose to live together outside of marriage, thinking that will bring them happiness and a stable relationship. The truth, however, is far different.
  5. Where Does America Go From Here? (l) - As the American president takes his oath of office with his hand on the Bible, proclaiming to faithfully fulfill his responsibilities "so help me God," should we not take into consideration how God views the "state of the union" of the United States?
  6. Statistics Find Cohabiting Couples More Likely to Split (l) - Marriage commitment is key to stronger families.
  7. Dating Dos and Don'ts (l) - Everyone knows that in most cultures dating is a prelude to marriage. But what many don't know is that how we date greatly influences the kind of marriage we will have.
  8. Our Children: Gifts of God in a Hostile Environment (l) - Sadly, the world today is a hostile, toxic environment for children - even in nations where there is greater economic prosperity.
  9. How to Make Your Marriage Last (l) - The institution of marriage is in deep trouble. About half of all marriages end in divorce, and many couples don't bother to even get married at all. What are they missing? What are the keys to a lasting marriage?
  10. The War on Marriage and Family (l) - Forces are at war in the world attacking marriage -- which in turn threatens the survival of the family. You need to know what the battlefields are in this warfare and what God would have you to do about it!
  11. Divorce's Devastating Impact on Children (l) - The consequences of divorce on children are far reaching. Among these are depression, increased rates of drug and alcohol abuse, and inability to forge close relationships.
  12. Divorce Revolution Spawns Cohabitation Generation (l) - Results of a Rutgers University study are sobering and disconcerting-the majority of today's young adults are inclined toward living together outside of marriage.
  13. Divorce Revolution Spawns the Cohabitation Generation (l) - Hoping to avoid the difficulties they saw in their parents'marriages, many young adults are skipping marriage in favor of living together outside of marriage. But does this solve problems or create new ones?
  14. World News Review Jan. 1999 (l) - World news - Jan. 1999
  15. Living Together: What Aren't They Telling You? (l) - Does living together outside of marriage really bring happiness and stability? What is the real truth about the results of living together?
  16. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - Jul/Aug 2001 (l) - A bried synopsis of world events. July/August 2001.
  17. Illicit Sex: The Threat to Children (l) - Children of divorce are more likely to engage in early sexual experiences. Many rush into cohabitation or early marriage.
Cohabiting
  1. Children of Married Parents Show Higher Self-esteem (l) - A new study in the United Kingdom shows that children whose parents are married have the highest self-esteem.
Colchis
  1. 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?
Cold temperatures
  1. Global Warming or Global Cooling? (l) - Global warming (or is it global cooling?) has become a hugely contentious issue.
Cold war
  1. As America Retreats, a Dangerous World Emerges (l) - What happens when the world's policeman hangs up his badge and gun and retires into the sunset? We're beginning to get a sobering firsthand look.
  2. Your Kingdom Come (l) - Our world is becoming a small, controllable political-economic unit with no one yet at the controls. But that will change.
Colin Powell
  1. When There Is No Road (l) - Livingston: "If you have only men that will come when there is a good road, I do not want them. I want men who will come if there is no road at all."
College
  1. Christian Values Under Attack: Will Yours Survive the College Challenge? (l) - Will you be leaving home for college this autumn? If so, your Christianity is sure to be tested. Read on for advice on how to stay faithful.
  2. Christian Through College (l) - Many young people have successfully retained their Christian beliefs while obtaining a degree. Here's how.
  3. Hold on to Your Christian Values... Even in College (l) - You may have carefully planned your class load or electives, but you probably have not considered the need for help in keeping your Christian perspective intact. Here's a discussion by three Christian professors giving their best advice for students.
  4. Basketball Is Her Second Goal...Her Religion Is Number One (l) - Sports have been a big part of life for Jenny Stewart. So have her religious beliefs.
  5. Find a Career Path That Fits (l) - What single factor could make the biggest difference in your prospects for a successful career?
College and Christianity
  1. Christian Values Under Attack: Will Yours Survive the College Challenge? (l) - Will you be leaving home for college this autumn? If so, your Christianity is sure to be tested. Read on for advice on how to stay faithful.
  2. Heading off to College (l) - For all the good we can gain by leaving home for additional education, there are also risks and challenges.
  3. Christian Values Under Attack (l) - Will you be leaving home for college this fall? If so, your Christianity is sure to be tested. Read this article for advice on how to remain strong.
  4. Staying Christian on a College Campus (l) - Are you having a hard time keeping the Sabbath while away at college? Read this firsthand account by someone who successfully faced the challenge.
College and spiritual
  1. Life on Campus: Creating Spiritual Routines (l) - With all the demands and expectations placed on a college student today, how is it possible to fit in time for God?
College applications
  1. Applications: Put Your Best Foot Forward (l) - What are the keys to submitting an application that says, "Choose me! I'm the kind of person you want to accept"?
College attendance
  1. Heading off to College (l) - For all the good we can gain by leaving home for additional education, there are also risks and challenges.
College Christianity
  1. Why Should I? (l) - Why should I follow God's laws? Why should I go against the herd? Why should I stand up for what I believe in a world where I am questioned?
  2. The Battle for Your Mind (l) - There is a very real battle going on inside your head. You have the power to determine who will win. Don't loose this crucial confrontation.
  3. A Course on Evolution and Faith (l) - What happens when a young person who believes in God studies evolution? Read this first-hand account to discover what happened to one college freshman.
College cost
  1. In the News... April 2009 (l) - Items in the news - April 2009
College costs
  1. Cutting College Costs (l) - "If the ax is dull, and one does not sharpen the edge, then he must use more strength; but wisdom brings success" (Ecclesiastes 10:10). Learn how to chop down your college costs.
  2. Cutting More College Costs (l) - Here are additional ways to chop down your college costs.
  3. Dealing With Debt (l) - Young people today have to deal with the debt crisis that the whole world is facing. How do you do that?
College credits
  1. Cutting More College Costs (l) - Here are additional ways to chop down your college costs.
College dating
  1. Preparation With a Purpose (l) - Your lifetime challenge is to become the type of person that is worthy to be a godly partner with someone who possesses all of the qualities you desire in a mate.
College education
  1. In the News Jan/Mar 2007 (l) - News stories. January 2007
College evolution
  1. A Course on Evolution and Faith (l) - What happens when a young person who believes in God studies evolution? Read this first-hand account to discover what happened to one college freshman.
College faculties
  1. World News and Trends - Mar/Apr 2003 (l) - After the devastating terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, homeland security became a top priority for the United States. Yet, at the same time, it seems to be overlooking the most important aspect of its safety, and the risk is incalculable. What is this crucial component of any people's long-term security?
College help
  1. Life on Campus: Finding Good Mentors (l) - Is there anyone we, as Christians, can look to as a mentor on a college campus? And if so, what can we expect from the mentoring relationship?
College involvement
  1. Life on Campus: Godly Service Is More Than Membership (l) - Getting involved in service activities and organizations while in college, in addition to serving in our local church congregations, helps lay the foundation for lifelong service.
College liberalisim
  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.
College life
  1. Life on Campus: Finding Good Mentors (l) - Is there anyone we, as Christians, can look to as a mentor on a college campus? And if so, what can we expect from the mentoring relationship?
  2. Life on Campus: Creating Spiritual Routines (l) - With all the demands and expectations placed on a college student today, how is it possible to fit in time for God?
College priorities
  1. Life on Campus: Creating Spiritual Routines (l) - With all the demands and expectations placed on a college student today, how is it possible to fit in time for God?
College professors
  1. Finding Good Professors (l) - Finding good professors is not that difficult when you know how to do it.
College references
  1. The Value of Student-Teacher Relationships (l) - "Faculty are supposed to make the sparks fly intellectually, and from time to time, we're supposed to make lightning strike." -- Ross Thomas
College students
  1. Hooking Up and Losing Out (l) - A growing number of American college women are "hooking up" with college men, seeking out sexual encounters with no strings attached. What are they looking for--and what are they getting? They profess a deep spirituality, so why are they rejecting religion?
College years
  1. In the News October 2010 (l) - News of interest to teens and young adults from a biblical perspective.
College, paying for
  1. Paying for College Without Losing an Arm or a Leg (l) - If your way is paid, you've got no worries. But if you're like most students, you'll find higher education will have a big impact on your finances. Here are some tips to help keep this cost under control.
Colllege credits
  1. Cutting College Costs (l) - "If the ax is dull, and one does not sharpen the edge, then he must use more strength; but wisdom brings success" (Ecclesiastes 10:10). Learn how to chop down your college costs.
Colonialism
  1. A Study in Contrasts (l) - Over a month after the voting, the results of the Zimbabwe presidential election still have not been officially announced. The autocratic president of Zimbabwe, who has been in power for almost three decades since the fall of Rhodesia, is clearly reluctant to hand over power. The current government has turned the breadbasket of Africa into an economic disaster with the highest inflation rate in the world. It raises the question: Why did Rhodesia work when Zimbabwe doesn't?
Colonization
  1. Two Nations That Changed the World (l) - Who are the British and American peoples? How do these two great powers - the United States and the nations comprising most of the former British Empire - fit into Bible prophecy?
Colosse
  1. Colossians 2:16 Shows Gentile Christians Observed the Biblical Holy Days (l) - "Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: which are a shadow of things to come ..." wrote the apostle Paul in Colossians 2:16-17 (KJV). This passage is often misinterpreted. What does it really say?
Colossians
  1. Colossians 2:16 Shows Gentile Christians Observed the Biblical Holy Days (l) - "Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: which are a shadow of things to come ..." wrote the apostle Paul in Colossians 2:16-17 (KJV). This passage is often misinterpreted. What does it really say?
  2. 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"
  3. 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.
  4. Was the Sabbath Changed in the New Testament? (l) - If the Sabbath, or any part of God's law, were abolished or changed in the early New Testament Church, there should be clear evidence of such an alteration in New Testament writings.
  5. What Did Paul Really Say in Colossians 2:16? (l) - In Colossians 2:16 Paul defends the Christian's right to rejoice and enjoy food and drink on God's holy days.
  6. Did the Apostle Paul Abolish the Sabbath? (l) - Did Paul nullify or change the Sabbath commandment?
  7. Questions and Answers - Jul/Aug 2001 (l) - What does "ordinances nailed to the cross" mean?
  8. The Sabbath in Acts: Luke's Record of Paul's Understanding (l) - Luke had been a companion of Paul. He would have understood the apostle's teachings about the Sabbath. What does his written record show?
Colossians 2:14
  1. Questions and Answers - Jul/Aug 2001 (l) - What does "ordinances nailed to the cross" mean?
Columbia
  1. A Week to Remember (l) - Generosity, compassion, resolve, courage, adventure and curiosity: one day, in a far more perfect world than ours, we'll see these qualities magnified many times in peoples of all nations.
  2. An Overview of Conditions Around the World Nov/Dec 1999 (l) - A brief synopsis of world events. November/December 1999.
Columbine
  1. Wanted - Parents Who Show Their Children How to Live (l) - This generation has mortgaged the morality of the next, and struggles for a way to comfort itself.
  2. Kids Killing Kids: What Does It Mean? (l) - WHY? Couldn't God have stopped this senseless murder? Good News editor Scott Ashley helps us come to grips with some of the tough questions.
Columbine high school
  1. Terror and Tragedy at Columbine High School (l) - Kids killing kids: what does it mean?
Columbus
  1. The Compass, Our Navigator (l) - Sometimes we need better tools in order to stay on course.
  2. Christopher Columbus and Jesus Christ (l) - Have you ever heard that Christopher Columbus gave God the credit for his journey to the New World?
Comfort
  1. Words of Encouragement (l) - Even death, this most extreme experience, does not separate us or our loved ones from God's plan or His love
  2. Can We Explain All Suffering? (l) - One of the consequences of humanity's decision to live contrary to God's instruction is a world subject to the capriciousness and vagaries of "time and chance" and the actions of others.
  3. 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.
  4. Comfort One Another (l) - God sends hope and comfort in powerful ways -- including through us.
  5. In Memory (l) - Unfortunately, when people go through periods of deep despair, they often don't realize the support system that is available to them.
  6. Will God Forget the Dead? (l) - Real comfort comes from understanding the truth of God -- that He will not forget the dead, but will resurrect all who are in their graves.
Comfort zone
  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.
Comforting
  1. Extending Our Hand to the Grieving, Part Two (l) - Lessons from grief teach some important lessons for living.
Comforting sick
  1. What Cancer Cannot Do (l) - Cancer is a hideous, fearsome thing seeking to rob us of what we love. But there are many things that cancer cannot take away from us.
Comforting the grieving
  1. Steps in Dealing With Grief (l) - Steps in dealing with grief.
Comforting words
  1. Comfort Zone (l) - What to say and what not to say when your child is upset.
Comic books
  1. The Bible and the Brain (l) - You can read your way to a better working brain -- and build moral character at the same time.
Comic strips
  1. In the News Jul/Sep 2006 (l) - World news - July 2006.
Coming
  1. Waiting for the End of the World (l) - A we approach the threshold of a new millinneum, what does the Bible to those who count on the end of the world occurring around New Years Day 2000?
Coming age
  1. The Time Is Now (l) - God's Kingdom is coming, and you can prepare your life in advance. You can experience today the blessings and peace of that coming age!
Coming superpower
  1. Introduction: A Snapshot of World Affairs (l) - There is only one true superpower in today's world: the United States. At present no other nation can globally project power, in any form, like America. Yet there are many challenges to America maintaining this lofty and important status. Will another power--another true superpower--emerge from the nations and replace the current world order?
Commandments
  1. More Than a Feeling (l) - Do you know what it means to demonstrate real love?
  2. Mini-Bible Study: What Is God's Will for You? (l) - Every day we have to make decisions. Many of them we make without thinking. But some are big decisions in life that might make us stop and wonder: What does God want me to do here? Is there a way to understand what God's will is and how we can accomplish it?
  3. 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?
  4. The Ten Commandments: Keys in a Law of Love (l) - God is love, and His laws, particularly as summarized in the Ten Commandments, show us the actions that demonstrate love toward others - first toward God, and then toward our fellow man.
  5. Jesus Christ and the Sabbath (l) - Jesus Christ is our Lord and Master (Philippians 2:9-11). He also proclaimed that He is "Lord of the Sabbath" (Mark 2:28), so we should follow His example in observing the Sabbath -- and all God's commandments -- in the way that He taught and lived.
  6. The Tenth Commandment: True Righteousness Comes From the Heart (l) - Our transgressions of God's law of love begin in the heart. From within come the desires that tempt us and lead us astray.
  7. God's Law and the New Covenant (l) - Many assume that, because Jesus Christ instituted the New Covenant, God's laws are thereby made obsolete. They lean on this argument to ignore His commandments. But what does Jesus Himself say?
  8. Preaching the Gospel (l) - The mission of the United Church of God is to follow Christ's footsteps in "preaching the gospel of the kingdom".
  9. 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?
  10. The Letter and the Spirit of Law (l) - Jesus of Nazareth expanded the laws of God, showing their spiritual intent.
  11. Covetousness is Idolatry (l) - Many don't realize how greed is impeding their spiritual growth and how necessary it to overcome the deadly and deceitful sin of covetousness.
  12. Adultery: No Longer Sinful or Shameful (l) - What does habitual and rampant adultery tell us about a person and a nation?
  13. 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.
  14. (l) - Many say that the Ten Commandments were simply the "old covenant." They also say that when the old covenant passed away, so did the need for obeying the Ten Commandments, unless they were specifically repeated in the new covenant. Others say that God has had a standard of righteous conduct that began at the time of the creation of Adam and has not changed since. What is the truth?
  15. How Can You Find the Right Church? (l) - Whether to attend Church, and which one, are among one of the most important decisions we can make. What are key factors we should consider?
Commentaries
  1. Commentaries From Our Website - Vertical Thought (l) - Our Vertical Thought website regularly publishes commentaries on current topics from young adults in God's Church that are relevant to the lives of young people today. Here's a sampling.
Commercialism
  1. The Top 10 Reasons Why I Don't Celebrate Christmas (l) - It's that time of year again! You'll soon be barraged by the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas. Shoppers will soon go into spending overdrive, and when the bills arrive, some will wonder if it's really worth it. Here's a perspective from one who kicked the Christmas habit.
Commercials
  1. A Tale of Two TV Commercials (l) - It's ironic that in an age when knowledge is exploding, we choose to remain so clueless about one of the basic functions of life -- sex.
Commission
  1. Preaching the Gospel (l) - The mission of the United Church of God is to follow Christ's footsteps in "preaching the gospel of the kingdom".
Commitment
  1. Don't Dare Throw in Your Towel (l) - What might Joseph have been feeling after being sold into slavery and then locked away in prison for something he had not done? How did he get through his many trials?
  2. Avoiding the Whatever Syndrome (l) - Whatever does not work with God. He alone makes the rules and determines truth. We only get to decide wether we will accept His authority and live by His instructions or not.
  3. Faith and Faithfulness: Fundamental to Relationships and Responsibilities (l) - Do you trust God completely? So much so that you live accordingly--to the point that He is able to trust you? When Jesus Christ returns, wouldn't it be wonderful to hear Him say approvingly, "Well done, good and faithful servant"?
  4. The Truth About Love (l) - A Good News interview with Dr. Pat Love.
  5. Statistics Find Cohabiting Couples More Likely to Split (l) - Marriage commitment is key to stronger families.
  6. Are You Afraid of Commitment? (l) - We live in a commitment-phobic age, and it especially affects young adults and teens. Do you have commitment troubles -- especially the most important commitment of all?
  7. Letters From Our Readers - January/February 2014 (l) - Readers of the Good News share their thoughts in the January/February 2014 issue.
  8. Will You Wait for Each Other? (l) - Why do some marriages last while others don't? I've learned some important lessons in my own journey of 40 years.
  9. 3 Keys to Physical and Spiritual Fitness (l) - Taking good care of your body, mind and spirit is vital because you owe it to not only yourself and those who depend on you, but especially your Creator.
  10. Staying the Course (l) - Baptism and the related steps we must take are only the beginning of the road to eternal life. Before we arrive at our ultimate destination, however, there are miles of road to travel.
  11. We Must Count the Cost (l) - God offers us a future so glorious that the challenges and trials we face in pursuit of it are miniscule in comparison (Romans 8:18).
  12. What Does Our Name Signify? (l) - The name of the United Church of God, an International Association, signifies that we are united in our commitment to faithfully follow the way of life and mission for the Church revealed and established by God and His Son, Jesus Christ, in the Holy Scriptures.
  13. Does God Keep His Word? (l) - By fulfilling His promises to all of the tribes of Israel, God will also, at the return of Christ, prove to scoffers and doubters that He is trustworthy. He will demonstrate to all nations that He stands behind every word He has ever spoken through His prophets.
  14. Why Tithe in Today's World? (l) - Does tithing teach timeless principles and lessons even in today's modern world? You need to understand God's perspective on this vital issue.
  15. The Importance of Godly Character (l) - When we face difficult choices, God can see how committed to Him we are. Only when we obey Him under duress is the depth of our character fully evident.
  16. God's Commitment to Change Our Nature (l) - God very much wants us to become converted. He wants us not only to learn but to practice His way of life -- to become sincerely and thoroughly committed to it.
  17. Faith, Choice and Commitment (l) - God wants us to put obedience to Him and seeking His righteousness and His Kingdom ahead of everything else in this life.
  18. Why Baptism? (l) - The spiritual imagery associated with the biblical instruction of baptism is incredibly rich, deeply meaningful and bursting with hope, joy and anticipation. Discover its hidden treasures!
  19. Are You Putting Off Your Salvation? (l) - Even though they've come to understand the truth of God, many put off baptism for years. But is that really acceptable to God? Should you delay your baptism?
  20. Have You Performed Your Vow Today? (l) - How does "I do" become "I don't anymore"? Several common misunderstandings contribute to neglect of the marriage vows.
  21. Today's Family: Have Your Performed Your Vow Today? (l) - Understanding the meaning of love and commitment in the marriage relationship.
  22. A Diamond Is Forever (l) - Dazzling, precious diamonds can help us more clearly see what God has in mind for us -- as His jewels.
  23. The Danger of Being Double-Minded (l) - What is double-mindedness, and could it affect your life?
  24. Standing on a Chair (l) - Let us reason together. Focus on vision, involvement and commitment.
  25. The Debt Trap: How Do I Get Free? (l) - The steps necessary to free ourselves from debt aren't difficult to understand, but they do take commitment. Once committed to the challenge, you will find the results liberating-and the reward will be one that lasts a lifetime, usually even longer.
  26. Becoming "All Weather" Christians (l) - Bad times drive some away from God, and good times draw others away. God wants us to stay with Him, through thick and thin.
Commitment and marriage
  1. What's Right With Marriage (l) - More and more voices in society attempt to run down marriage, claiming it's out of date and seeking to change its definition. But there's still much to be said for this relationship God instituted when He first made man and woman.
Commitment, making a
  1. What Are You Waiting For? (l) - I saw that after all these years of developing, learning and being guided, it was time to take a step out on my own and claim my beliefs. There was no reason to wait around any longer
Commitments
  1. A Lesson From the Rechabites (l) - An Old Testament family vow can teach us even deeper lessons today.
Committed relationships
  1. Marriage: Foundation of the Family (l) - Applying God's principles for marriage not only produces happy relationships in this life, it yields greater understanding of godly principles that will last for eternity.
Common food
  1. Understanding 'Unclean' in Romans 14 (l) - Understanding 'Unclean' in Romans 14.
Common man
  1. Thank God for the Common Man (l) - When we remember who we are and where we came from and never forget who God is and where He wants to take us - the future is ours in Him.
  2. Contributing a Verse (l) - The role of the common man in God's plan.
Commonwealth
  1. 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?
  2. This Was Their Finest Hour (l) - Largely forgotten today is the role the British Empire and Commonwealth played in the Allied victory in World War II. Yet these were the only nations that fought in the war from beginning to end.
  3. 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.
Commonwealth of nations
  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).
Communication
  1. Head-to-Head and Heart-to-Heart (l) - Communication is one of the most important processes of human life. Yet in many ways, it is an area with the greatest need for improvement.
  2. Can You Hear Me Now? (l) - Younger people tend to be more in tune with and users of the latest technologies than those who are older. But are we really communicating better?
  3. Dealing With World 2.0 (l) - In today's world you cannot fully censor and control the flow of information.
  4. When a Friend Lets You Down (l) - A friend is supposed to be there for you through good times and bad. What can you do to restore a friendship?
  5. 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.
  6. Is God-Intended Communication Disappearing? (l) - If God wanted you to constantly use a cell phone, He would have had you born with one glued to your ear. If He wanted you to be on Twitter all the time, He would have "tweeted" you by now. Is our electronic media producing what God intended for communication, or not?
  7. How to Communicate (l) - Good communication is an important skill to have.
  8. When Friends Disagree (l) - Friendships have their ups and downs, and disagreements can degenerate into misunderstanding, conflict and animosity. What can you do to keep from fracturing your friendships?
Communication in marriage
  1. Divorce-Proof Your Marriage (l) - Because so many marriages - particularly in modern Western countries - end in failure, couples trying to live godly lives and make their relationships last will look for ways to protect and preserve their marriages.
Communion
  1. Questions and Answers: "breaking bread from house to house" (l) - Even today the expression "break bread" means to eat a meal
  2. Questions and Answers - Mar/Apr 2004 (l) - Questions and answers from the March/April 2004 Good News magazine.
  3. Ecumenism Gears Up for Year 2000 (l) - The drive toward uniting Christian religions is gathering momentum.
Communion, holy
  1. The Passover: Why Did Jesus Christ Have to Die? (l) - Keeping the Passover each year reminds us that God is the forgiver of sin who grants us eternal life in His Kingdom through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, our Passover. This observance is a memorial of our Creator's continuing role in humanity's salvation.
Communism
  1. The Early Church Was Not Communist - and Neither Was Jesus (l) - A common misunderstanding is that the early Church practiced communal socialism, which some believe based on what they read in the beginning chapters of Acts.
  2. Society's Five Rotten Apples: Part 1- Bad Philosophy and Corrupt Theories (l) - Why is the world the way it is? What's shaped our society and the kind of people we are? We've come up with all kinds of great things, like technology, medicine and governing constitutions. But the way we live is only getting worse and worse. Why?
  3. The Rotten Apples That Are Corrupting Society (l) - Why is the world the way it is? What has shaped our society and the kind of people we are? We've come up with all kinds of great advancements -- like technology, medicine and governing constitutions -- yet in many aspects the way we live is growing only worse and worse. Why?
  4. 100 Years of Communism (l) - A century has passed since the 1917 October Revolution that led to the birth of the Soviet Union and a worldwide communist movement. How did that revolution come about, and what were its fruits? What lessons should mankind learn from this failed attempt to create a utopia?
  5. Russia's Influence on America and the World (l) - The communist revolution that began in Russia 100 years ago ultimately swept up many nations in its grip. And although the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, Russia's influence on America and the rest of the world continues in ways few people realize or admit.
  6. The Soviet Union - The Dream and the Reality (l) - I grew up in the Soviet Union and experienced it firsthand. The system was founded on the dream of a worker's paradise where all would share and every need would be met. So why did it fail?
  7. Today's Economic Systems (l) - Are communism, socialism and today's capitalism endorsed in Scripture? Plus, what does the Bible explain is the astounding future of government on earth?
  8. The Wealth and Poverty of Nations (l) - Great prosperity was brought to the world through the British Empire and later the United States. But, as the British retreated from their empire, many of their former colonies suffered rapid economic decline as successor governments tried a different model, that of controlling everything.
  9. Russia's Time of Trouble (l) - Russia's troubles underscore long standing weaknesses on how it has governed itself. Will Russians demand stronger leadership?
Communism and evolution
  1. The Societal Consequences of Darwinism (l) - The consequences of accepting Darwinian theory have been profound. Enormous moral and social damage has been wrought in classrooms and to society.
Communists
  1. The Disturbing Roots of the Black Lives Matter Movement (l) - What exactly is "Black Lives Matter"? Who is behind it? Is it really a spontaneous movement or is something else at work?
Community
  1. How the Word Church is Used in Scripture and Common Speech (l) - In contemporary English usage, 'church' as a word dominates the ecclesiological vocabulary. It comes through German and Latin from the Greek kyriakon, which means 'that which belongs to the Lord.' In NT Greek, ekklesia (almost always translated in English by 'church') is by no means so dominating or central a term.
  2. God's Global Village: A Glimpse of a Better Tomorrow (l) - God's global village of tomorrow will be entirely different than the villages of today.
  3. Does Marriage Matter? (l) - Marriage is the building block of families. Families are the building blocks of communities. Communities are the building blocks of society. When marriages and families break down, so do communities and ultimately society and civilization as a whole. We've seen this pattern before, and we're witnessing it again as this bedrock of society increasingly crumbles.
Community college
  1. Paying for College Without Losing an Arm or a Leg (l) - If your way is paid, you've got no worries. But if you're like most students, you'll find higher education will have a big impact on your finances. Here are some tips to help keep this cost under control.
Company of evil
  1. I Didn't Mean to Get Lost (l) - Do we really understand what God expects when He says we are to serve one another?
Company of friends
  1. The Disappearing Art of Hospitality (l) - Hospitality is well on its way out. But understanding what hospitality is-and-isn't-may help you recapture the spirit of hospitality.
Company of nations
  1. Two Nations That Changed the World (l) - Who are the British and American peoples? How do these two great powers - the United States and the nations comprising most of the former British Empire - fit into Bible prophecy?
Comparing
  1. Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Taken (l) - Why walk a mile in someone else's moccasins when you can walk in your own?
Compass
  1. The Compass, Our Navigator (l) - Sometimes we need better tools in order to stay on course.
Compassion
  1. Kindness: From the Heart to the Helping Hand (l) - God's nature is that of incredible loving-kindness toward all people. And He will kindly help His followers cultivate the much-needed fruit of godly kindness.
  2. The Heart of Flesh Restored (l) - It's going to take a change in the hearts of mankind for there to be true peace on earth.
  3. Children of Mercies (l) - God's mercy is one of his most endearing qualities. As his children, three ways we can practice mercy are providing physically for our fellow man, comforting those who need it and forgiving others who wrong us out of love.
  4. Blessed Are the Merciful (l) - A lesson in Christ-like mercy from the book A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II
  5. Lessons From Matthew 25:34 (l) - Do we really understand what God expects when He says we are to serve one another?
  6. God Does Care for You (l) - Often when we're faced with a trial that seems too hard to handle, we feel abandoned. Abandoned by friends, abandoned by family, and sometimes especially abandoned by God. In these dark times our cares and worries overwhelm us with negative and even hopeless thoughts.
  7. A World Plagued With Human Suffering (l) - Christ proclaimed that part of His mission was "to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed" (Luke 4:18). Such a time has not yet occurred for all mankind, but God promises He will bring an end to suffering in general during Christ's millennial reign and will eventually banish it (Revelation 21:4).
  8. Framed Forever by a Tear (l) - The picture found in the Bible's shortest verse, "Jesus wept," speaks volumes about God's love and compassion for those He has made.
  9. The Transforming Power of Forgiveness (l) - Christ is interested in salvaging the lives of sinners. All who make a clean break with past sins can be completely forgiven.
Compassionate
  1. Kindness: From the Heart to the Helping Hand (l) - God's nature is that of incredible loving-kindness toward all people. And He will kindly help His followers cultivate the much-needed fruit of godly kindness.
Compatibility
  1. "Are We Right for Each Other?" (l) - These 10 questions can help you gauge the godly potential of your relationship.
  2. Choose Love (l) - Hollywood may tell us we're helpless when it comes to falling in love. But the reality is we can rule over our emotions and make wise choices.
Competition
  1. Win-Win: Who Says There Has to Be a Loser? (l) - The idea that there is always a winner and a loser is flawed thinking. Sometimes a change in approach makes a world of difference.
Complacency
  1. What Will It Mean for the West if Radical Islam Triumphs? (l) - Defeat in Afghanistan and Iraq may not worry the average American or European, but could defeat there also mean defeat at home? Could the seemingly inexorable advance of radical Islam in the Middle East be replicated in the West?
Complexity of life
  1. 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.
Compound interest
  1. The Power of Compounding (l) - Many people don't realize the power of compounding and the effect of time. Preparing for retirement is best done early in life rather than later.
Compromise
  1. St. Patrick's Day - It's The Little Things That Count (l) - Is it okay to participate in some elements of popular religious holidays? Or are there more serious consequences to disobeying God's laws?
  2. Sex, Sin and the Pursuit of Purity (l) - What you can do to flee wrong thinking and influences and strongly pursue a life of true, godly purity?
  3. How to Say No (Without Losing Your Friends) (l) - Sometimes if you don't say no you can end up hurting yourself. The challenge is learning to say no without offending others and losing your friends.
  4. America's Values War (l) - The war on terrorism, uncertainty, in the economy, worries over unemployment. In recent months, people have begun to reconsider some of the values they thought archaic not that long ago-values like courage and personal sacrifice for the good of others.
Compromise, Christian
  1. Early Trends That Affected the Future of the Church (l) - Two distinct religions developed from the apostolic era: one faithful to Christ, the other deceived by Satan.
Computer Bible helps
  1. Bible Study Software and Online Resources (l) - You can make use of computer Bible helps that would normally cost thousands of dollars for only a few hundred or less.
Computer bug
  1. The Lesson of Y2K: The 'Millennium Bug' (l) - How will Y2K effect us?
Computer chip Implant
  1. World News Review March/April 2002 (l) - World news in brief. March/April 2002.
Computer games
  1. Good Thoughts and Your Computer (l) - Playing computer games is a common pastime for many young people. Unfortunately, there are pitfalls to some cyber fun.
  2. Family-Friendly Games Make a Comeback (l) - Choosing to avoid games that involve violence, bad language and sexuality. is a growing field of gaming.
  3. The Good and Bad of Gaming (l) - Computer games are a waste of time! They are violent and ruin relationships. No, computer games are good! They help develop hand-eye coordination and online games help build relationships with others. Who's right?
Computer millennium bug
  1. The 2000 Bug: A Time Bomb for Chaos? (l) - Spectulating on the events of the morning of January 1, 2000 is everybody's business.
Computer security
  1. Assault on Facebook! (l) - Facebook receives more than one billion logins each day.
Computers
  1. In the News October 2010 (l) - News of interest to teens and young adults from a biblical perspective.
Concentration camp
  1. The Quest for Happiness (l) - A man in a concentration camp discovered some keys to real happiness.
  2. World War II: A View From Underground (l) - My family experienced the horrors of war firsthand as members of the Dutch resistance.
Condemning
  1. Here Comes the Judge (l) - The verb "to judge" has become a word with a loaded meaning to many of us today.
Condoms
  1. In the News Jul/Sep 2004 (l) - In the news... July/September 2004
Conduct, personal
  1. Partaking of the Divine Nature (l) - Everlasting, abundant life in the Kingdom as part of the God family is our ultimate destiny. That is what Christ makes possible (John 10:10). That is why God created us in His image.
Confession
  1. God Has Conditions for Answered Prayer (l) - It is only logical that God expects us to fulfill certain conditions if we want His help.
Confidant
  1. Can You Hear Me Now? (l) - Younger people tend to be more in tune with and users of the latest technologies than those who are older. But are we really communicating better?
Confidence
  1. Know No Doubt (l) - How do we dispel doubts in our personal lives? The example of a former king is insightful.
  2. Proverbs: Strong Confidence (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  3. If I Knew Then What I Know Now (l) - God provides an opportunity for a new beginning - not just once, but countless times after that initial start.
  4. You Were Born to Win! (l) - When loneliness and depression beat you down, remember, there is Someone to help you up. Don't accept the label "loser," because you were born to win!
Confidences
  1. Is It Ok To Have Secrets? (l) - Everybody has secrets, and the Bible tells us that this is okay, especially when it comes to private matters and confidences that others share with us
Conflict
  1. When a Friend Is Hurting: How You Can Help (l) - Facing difficult times is hard for anyone, but how about when it's a friend who is suffering? What do you do then?
  2. Playing the Enemy (l) - Resolving conflict with others and avoiding new conflict in the future is within our power.
  3. A Personal View of the Kosovo Conflict (l) - During the Kosovo war I've seen reports from people close to the conflict. Some of the reports are emotional and present points of view that are not orthodox, conventional, politically correct or even credible.
Conflict resolution
  1. Win-Win: Who Says There Has to Be a Loser? (l) - The idea that there is always a winner and a loser is flawed thinking. Sometimes a change in approach makes a world of difference.
Conflict with siblings
  1. Living With Siblings (l) - Tips to get along with siblings.
Conform to God
  1. Accentuate the Positive (l) - Is what others see in us on the outside, who we really are on the inside?
Conforming
  1. Fitting In (l) - Following God's way of life means standing out from the crowd
Confrontation
  1. Go Ahead, Rock the Boat (l) - We all know the old saying, "Don't rock the boat." But there are cases where this is neither helpful nor correct.
Confusion, age of
  1. Right Values: Light in an Age of Confusion (l) - As the 20th century draws to a close, many wonder what happened to the values that brought us through a tumultuous century - and worry about what lies ahead.
Congo
  1. 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?
  2. Wars: The Chief Man-made Disaster (l) - In the 20th century the conservative estimate is that the two world wars and the ethnic and political purges and other conflicts killed 130 million human beings.
  3. 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?
  4. World News & Trends Jan 2009 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Jan. 2009
  5. World News Review Feb 2002 (l) - World news review. February 2002.
  6. World News Review June 1999 (l) - World news - June 1999
Congregation
  1. What Is the Church? (l) - "As a consequence of this broad background of meaning in the Greek and Old Testament worlds, the term 'church' is used in the New Testament of a local congregation of called-out Christians, such as the 'church of God which is at Corinth' (1 Cor. 1:2), and also of the entire people of God, such as in the affirmation that Christ is 'the head over all things to the church, Which is his body' (Eph. 1:22-23)
  2. 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).
  3. A People Special to God (l) - The special and holy people of God, like Abraham, are obedient people-selected from all nations-who have chosen not to live by bread alone, "but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God" (Matthew 4:4).
  4. The Historical Background of the Term Church (l) - The term 'church' is used in the New Testament of a local congregation of called-out Christians, such as the 'church of God which is at Corinth' (1 Cor. 1:2), and also of the entire people of God, such as in the affirmation that Christ is 'the head over all things to the church, Which is His body. (Eph. 1:22-23)
  5. The Historical Background of the Word Church (l) - The term church is used in the New Testament to mean a local congregation of called-out Christians.
Congressional resolution
  1. America's Forgotten Inheritance (l) - The Bible is America's forgotten inheritance.
Connecting
  1. Learning How to Bounce Back (l) - These three steps can help you defeat life's challenges and tap into the power of resilience.
Connection to God
  1. The Stunted Tree (l) - Where are we deciding to be planted, is it time to pull up roots?
Conscience
  1. What's the Answer to a Better Life? (l) - Do you feel like the problems of your life have reached a dead end and there are no solutions? No matter how hopeless your life may appear, you can have hope for something better. But you can't solve today's problems with the same old solutions; you'll simply arrive at the same old problems.
  2. Proverbs: Honestly Earned (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  3. What Is Sin? (l) - We are sinners. But how does the Bible define sin? What is it?
  4. Is Our Conscience Important? (l) - Striving against sin after baptism, and God's continuing mercy and forgiveness.
  5. Why Must We Be Reconciled to God? (l) - At our baptism God forgives our past sins -- "sins previously committed" -- that we have repented of and stopped practicing.
Conscientious objector
  1. A Different Breed of Warrior (l) - One man earned six medals for heroism in World War Two. This hero without a gun waged a different kind of fight. Meet Desmond Doss.
  2. Should a Christian Fight? (l) - Is enlisting in the military the right course of action for Christians? What if the military is combating terrorism? And what about the wars mentioned in the Bible?
Conscientious objectors
  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
Conscientous objector
  1. God on War (l) - Does God want somebody else's nation to shoot, blast or bomb your nation into submission or out of existence? You know He doesn't. But how do you reconcile the existence of God with the reality of war?
Consciousness
  1. 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?
  2. 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?
Consequences
  1. We Reap What We Sow (l) - Experience is the most effective teacher, but not always the best one. Once you have experienced something, it's not possible to go back and unexperience it.
  2. The Value of Consequences (l) - To spare their children hurt feelings and disappointment, some parents try to rescue them from bad choices and decisions. While such parents may think they are being kind to their children, such actions often hurt their children by delaying their maturity and understanding of responsibility.
  3. A Dramatic Shift in American Society (l) - About 50 years ago many Americam families made a choice with lasting and unforseen consequences.
Consequences of sin
  1. 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?
  2. 10 Bad Ideas Found in the Bible (l) - Do you really have to live by what God says in the Bible? Many people seem to get on quite well by doing whatever they want. Isn't God all-merciful so that everything will be just fine? Think again.
Conservative Party
  1. 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.
Conspiracy theories
  1. Jerusalem's Temple Mount (l) - For centuries Jerusalem has been a center of conflict. What's behind it all? Will it ever cease? Believe it or not, your Bible foretells a joyous and glorious ending!
Constantine
  1. Constantine's Impact on Christianity (l) - The "Christianity" Constantine endorsed was already considerably different from that practiced by Jesus Christ and the apostles.
  2. Europe and the Church Part 4: Union of Church and State (l) - Even in this very secular age, many European countries continue a tradition established in the fourth century of a close relationship between church and state. The origins of this system take us back to one of the most significant leaders in history -- Roman Emperor Constantine the Great.
  3. 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?
  4. What Happened to the Beliefs of the Early Church? (l) - Why do you do the things you do? Why do you believe the things you believe? What is the origin of your religious beliefs? Have you ever really asked yourself these questions?
  5. 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.
  6. Modern Christianity's Forgotten Roots (l) - Why do you do the things you do? Why do you believe the things you believe? What is the origin of your religion's beliefs?
Consumerism
  1. Making Sense of a Fragmenting World (l) - Terrorist alerts...war with Iraq...the "axis of evil." How can we make sense of it all?
Contact with God
  1. God's Appointment With You (l) - Did you know that God set aside a special day so you can have meaningful, lasting contact with Him? Nearly 6,000 years ago our Creator declared the seventh-day Sabbath a day of rest and fellowship with Him.
  2. The Stunted Tree (l) - Where are we deciding to be planted, is it time to pull up roots?
Contacting the church
  1. What Now? (l) - Is God calling you to His Church? Following up on the Bible Study Course.
Contagion
  1. The Odor of Disease (l) - Immune response in the human body during illness can create an identifiable smell.
Content
  1. Putting Things into Perspective (l) - Where is your focus in life? Is it aimed at the things that will make you truly happy?
Contentment
  1. 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?
  2. The Five Laws of Gold (l) - If you were suddenly given a large sum of money, would you have the wisdom to manage it properly?
  3. Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Taken (l) - Why walk a mile in someone else's moccasins when you can walk in your own?
  4. Are You Doing the Most With What You Have? (l) - Are you always thinking your life would be better if only you had this or that? Perhaps you need to look closer at what you have and make sure you're making the most of it first!
  5. (l) - As you'll discover in the articles in this issue, success is not as superficial as it is painted in the media.
  6. Too Many Treasures? (l) - Why do I sometimes find myself envying Ma and Laura of the Little House books?
Contraception
  1. Society's Five Rotten Apples: Part 2 - A Pill Without a Prayer (l) - Again we ask: Why is the world the way it is? What's shaped our society and the kind of people we are? We've come up with all kinds of great things, like technology, medicine and governing constitutions. But the way we live is only getting worse and worse. Why?
Contraceptives
  1. American Religious Freedoms Undermined (l) - We reside in a culture of contraception.
  2. Teen Sex: The Silent Epidemic That's Killing Our Kids (l) - Sweeping the world, this silent epidemic is largely ignored by most Western governments -- except for misguided programs that often make this devastating problem even worse. Most parents have little idea how bad this epidemic is, much less how to fight it -- yet solid biblical solutions exist.
Contributions
  1. Questions and Answers - September/October 2010 (l) - Being a coworker with the Good News magazine.
Control freak
  1. Is God a Control Freak? (l) - Is God like a cruel sheriff waiting for us to break His law so He can punish us; or is He more like a caring shepherd who gives us the freedom to choose even to our own hurt?
Control of humanity
  1. Satan's War Against the People of God (l) - Satan's warfare against God's people, including Christ, is a primary subject of the book of Revelation.
Control, lust for
  1. What Is Godly Rulership? (l) - What's wrong with human rulership? How can we follow Christ's example?
Convenience
  1. Avoiding Financial Black Holes (l) - Gives advice about spending wisely, and about managing one's income.
Conventional wisdom
  1. What Do You Believe and Why? (l) - How do you know if what you believe is really true? Is it possible you have been influenced to believe things that are wrong? How can you replace faulty notions with true knowledge?
Conversation
  1. How to Communicate (l) - Good communication is an important skill to have.
  2. Human Brain Tries to Predict Conversation (l) - A new study on how the brain synchronizes as we talk to others.
Conversion
  1. What Does Jesus Want From You? (l) - If you believe Jesus truly was the Son of God, do you know what He wants you to do? And what He wants to do for you?
  2. Know Jesus, Know Peace (l) - In a world at war, people are divided about what it takes to ultimately bring peace to the planet. Many feel it will never happen. But it will. Here's how.
  3. Sauerkraut--More Than Cabbage (l) - A recipe from a dying old man taught me about more than just preserving cabbage. God has His own method of preserving -- it's called conversion.
  4. How Can You Transform Your Life? (l) - The Bible talks about conversion, but what does it mean? Do you really know? It's crucial that you accurately understand what the Bible teaches!
  5. A New Way of Thinking (l) - What do you do if everyone in the world needs a heart transplant?
  6. Coming: God's Solutions to the World's Problems (l) - Nearly everywhere we look, the world seems to be spinning out of control. Why do we see so many problems? Can we find a solution? Does the Bible offer hope for answers?
  7. The Wonderful World Beyond Today: A New Way of Thinking (l) - What do you do if everyone in the world needs a heart transplant?
  8. How Paul Described His Thinking Before Conversion (l) - What Paul learned about himself is exactly what we must learn about ourselves.
  9. Shocked by the Bible, Changed by the Truth (l) - The Bible holds many shocking truths that few people have ever known or recognized. Fewer still are those who go beyond the shock of the Bible and allow themselves to be changed by the truth. Will you be one of them?
  10. Not How I Am (l) - Knowing who you are now is important. Knowing what you may become can change your life
  11. How Can You Be Part of the Kingdom of God? (l) - The mystery of our existence has puzzled humanity for some 6,000 years. We are curious beings -- acutely aware of our good green earth and its marvelous material mechanisms. But why is this uniquely inhabited planet here at all? We probe the universe for answers when they are deftly hidden right here before us in the Bible.
  12. Changing Your Perspective (l) - Sometimes all it takes is change.
  13. Reprogrammed For God (l) - In order to please God and grow in our relationships, we must allow Him to completely change us.
  14. Follow Me (3/2016) (l) - What did Jesus mean when He spoke of not putting a new patch on an old piece of cloth or new wine in new wineskins? His words carry profound meaning for us!
  15. What Is Repentance? (l) - Why does the Bible say we should repent before being baptized?
  16. The Mission and Responsibility of the Church (l) - The Church plays many roles in the bringing of salvation to the world. It stands as "the light of the world". It is the "household" or "family of God". It is the "mother" who nurtures God's sons and daughters. It functions as the "pillar and ground of the truth" in a spiritually confused world (1od". It is the "mother" who nurtures God's sons and daughters. It functions as the "pillar and ground of the truth" in a spiritually confused world.
  17. A Spiritually Transformed People (l) - The transformation of the people of God through His Spirit is a transformation of their hearts, their innermost being. Instead of hard-heartedness and hostility to God's laws, they gain an obedient spirit because God works in them;
  18. 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.
  19. How Are We 'Translated Into the Kingdom'? (l) - We, as modern-day saints, also exchange systems of government when we are converted. We now give our allegiance and obedience to the Kingdom of God, even though that Kingdom has not yet fully come.
  20. The Family of God (l) - The Father and Jesus have, from the beginning, planned to increase Their kind. The God kind is a family! It is headed by the Father and now consists of the Father and the Son, Jesus Christ.
  21. Transforming Your Life: The Process of Conversion (l) - If you believe God exists and the Bible is His Word, are you shaping your own life according to that knowledge? Have you asked yourself: Where is my life going? Am I a part of the solution to this world's problems? Or am I a part of the problems?
  22. Growing to Spiritual Maturity (l) - This growth process involves overpowering the pulls of the flesh, replacing them with the character of Christ. Where do we begin?
  23. Introduction: Transforming Your Life (l) - The word conversion is heard often in religious circles. People commonly speak of their "conversion," or how they came to be "converted." What do these words mean?
  24. What's Wrong With Our Human Nature? (l) - We have a natural tendency to resent having our fleshly desires limited by rules, even God's rules. Paul explains: "For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.
  25. Who Are God's 'Called, Chosen and Faithful' People? (l) - Jesus Christ exclaimed, "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven". His warning should cause all of us to carefully consider our religious beliefs and assumptions.
  26. How Baptism's Meaning and Method Are Related (l) - All biblical examples reveal that baptism was always performed in a body of water large enough and deep enough for immersion.
  27. Are You Being Called? (l) - How can you know whether God is calling you to conversion?
  28. God's Commitment to Change Our Nature (l) - God very much wants us to become converted. He wants us not only to learn but to practice His way of life -- to become sincerely and thoroughly committed to it.
  29. Introduction (bsc8) (l) - What does it mean to be converted?
  30. What is Conversion? (l) - We examine the process by which our lives can be turned to God -- the process of conversion.
  31. What is Sin? (l) - We examine the aspects of sin most commonly referred to in the Bible. And learn why we sin so we can better understand the necessity of the conversion process.
  32. God's Promise of a New Era (l) - God has a long-range plan for changing human nature and reopening the door for all of humanity to receive His Spirit.
  33. Introduction (bsc9) (l) - Scripture tells us that we need to undergo a transformation -- a change, with God's help, from "the old man" to "the new man". Conversion.
  34. A New Creation in Christ (l) - God predetermined, in His master plan, that His Son should be the model for our development.
  35. The Danger of Being Double-Minded (l) - What is double-mindedness, and could it affect your life?
  36. Faith and the Balance Beam (l) - How can we learn to exercise faith in our everyday lives? I learned an important lesson from my granddaughter?
  37. Transform Your Life in 2002 (l) - Conversion is God's metamorphosis of our minds, emotions, motivations, desires and actions from the way of the natural person.
  38. Reflections on the Dunblane Tragedy (l) - Was the massacre of innocent schoolchildren in Scotland only an isolated incident, or is it an indicator of a much greater problem?
  39. Become Like Little Children (l) - Being a preschool teacher is a wonderful opportunity to see God's gentle, loving, childlike nature at work.
  40. Questions and Answers - Jul/Aug 2003 (l) - Here are some comments and letters from readers of the Good News.
  41. Called, Chosen and Faithful (l) - What sets apart an authentic disciple of Jesus Christ?
  42. Living a Great Miracle - Being Led by God's Spirit (l) - God's Spirit doesn't drive, drag or push us around; it lead us, and must be willing to follow.
  43. How Do You Know It's Bad? (l) - Look for greater lessons when facing trying times.
  44. How Do We Know That We Love God? (l) - The Bible states over and over again exactly how we are to demonstrate our love to God. The simple answer may surprise you!
  45. 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?
  46. Did You Sin Today? (l) - None of us wishes to die, so perhaps we should understand where our wrong actions can take us.
  47. What Is a True Christian? (l) - What does it take to be a Christian? According to the Bible, there is much more to being a true follower of Jesus Christ than most people realize. How does God's Word define a true Christian?
  48. Does It Really Matter What You Believe? (l) - Beliefs determine actions - sometimes with dire consequences.
  49. Three Strikes and You're Out - or Are You? (l) - Our battle with sin is something like the battle of the batter at the plate. We need to stay in training for the victory God promises us.
Conversion of the world
  1. An Evil Influence Removed (l) - Before Jesus Christ can transform the world through the Kingdom of God, he must first remove Satan's poisonous influence from humanity. Satan, that evil, murderous spirit, will be banished and his power over humans broken.
Conversion process
  1. What is Sin? (l) - We examine the aspects of sin most commonly referred to in the Bible. And learn why we sin so we can better understand the necessity of the conversion process.
Conversion, forced
  1. Introduction (bsc8) (l) - What does it mean to be converted?
Conversion, meaning of
  1. Introduction: Transforming Your Life (l) - The word conversion is heard often in religious circles. People commonly speak of their "conversion," or how they came to be "converted." What do these words mean?
  2. Who Are God's 'Called, Chosen and Faithful' People? (l) - Jesus Christ exclaimed, "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven". His warning should cause all of us to carefully consider our religious beliefs and assumptions.
  3. Introduction (bsc8) (l) - What does it mean to be converted?
  4. What is Conversion? (l) - We examine the process by which our lives can be turned to God -- the process of conversion.
Conversion, miracle of
  1. Water Baptism and Laying On of Hands (l) - After one repents, one's next step toward eternal life is water baptism.
Conversion, process of
  1. What is Conversion? (l) - We examine the process by which our lives can be turned to God -- the process of conversion.
Conversion, true
  1. The Holy Spirit in the Church (l) - Only those who have God the Father and Jesus the Son dwelling in them through the power of the Holy Spirit are considered "children of God."
Converted
  1. God's Commitment to Change Our Nature (l) - God very much wants us to become converted. He wants us not only to learn but to practice His way of life -- to become sincerely and thoroughly committed to it.
  2. Introduction (bsc8) (l) - What does it mean to be converted?
Conviction
  1. You've Got to Stand for Something! (l) - Many today have embraced tolerance for everything, mistakenly thinking they haven't taken a stand. But no stand is often also a stand. How can you decide what you will stand for?
  2. What Is Faith? (l) - The Bible tells us salvation is by God's grace and is not earned by good works "lest any man should boast" (Ephesians 2:9). But we are saved by grace through faith (verse 8). The danger we face is that our faith will die if we neglect our salvation by not living a life of obedience to God (Hebrews 2:1-3).
  3. Christianity Isn't For Wimps (l) - Most people today think being a Christian is easy, but the surprising truth is, the real Christianity of the Bible is challenging and difficult. Do you have the courage and conviction to be a real Christian?
  4. A Diamond Is Forever (l) - Dazzling, precious diamonds can help us more clearly see what God has in mind for us -- as His jewels.
  5. Does It Really Matter What You Believe? (l) - Beliefs determine actions - sometimes with dire consequences.
Convictions
  1. Conviction or Preference? (l) - As you face your battles over spiritual principle, be courageous. Be strong. Stand firm. If need be, be willing to prove that your spiritual beliefs truly are convictions.
  2. Lessons From a Penny (l) - A penny may not be worth much, but the messages on it remind us of some valuable life lessons. Is there a message for you?
Cool
  1. In the News Oct/Dec 2006 (l) - In the news. October 2006
Cooperation
  1. The Book of Revelation: Is it Relevant Today? (l) - Is the book of Revelation relevant today? Is it possible to understand it? Can we know to whom it was written -and why? What are the meanings of its mysterious symbols?
Coping in marriage
  1. Help in the Tough Times (l) - The Good News offers articles to help families cope better with the new economic realities.
Coping with change
  1. How Can We Cope in a World of Rapid Change? (l) - Do you feel bombarded with change from every direction? Do you feel stressed, overworked, with too little time to appreciate and enjoy life? Do you find it difficult to keep up with everything you need to do? If so, you're not alone. Our rapidly changing world is rapidly stressing us out. What can you do to cope?
Coping with economy
  1. Help in the Tough Times (l) - The Good News offers articles to help families cope better with the new economic realities.
Copts
  1. July/August 2017 Current Events (l) - An overview of events and conditions around the world featured in the July/August 2017 issue of Beyond Today.
Copycat
  1. Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Taken (l) - Why walk a mile in someone else's moccasins when you can walk in your own?
Corban
  1. What Is 'Corban'? (l) - This explains the meaning of "Corban" and tells us not to use it an excuse to neglect our parents.
Core Europe
  1. A Europe Without Borders - The "Schengen Zone" (l) - The Schengen Treaty eliminates immigration checkpoints along the borders of participating European countries. Now 26 countries have signed on, including three non-European Union states. Will this treaty serve as a model for the stalled political union of a core Europe?
  2. Brussels' Millstone Turned Slowly" (l) - An old German proverb says that God's millstone turns slowly. Over the years the pace of developments within the European Union has also been slow, but things are changing.
Core values
  1. What We Don't Know Can and Will Hurt Us (l) - While technology expands exponentially, the kind of knowledge we urgently need to survive ebbs and wanes.
Corinth
  1. 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.
Corinthians
  1. Satan the Devil (l) - Satoan is the adversary of God, as evidenced even in the meaning of his name in both Hebrew and Greek.
  2. 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?
Corn crop
  1. Dust-bowl America Returning? (l) - Already nearly 40 percent of the continental United States suffers from severe drought.
Cornerstone
  1. Christ the Cornerstone (l) - Who or What is your Cornerstone?
Coronation stone
  1. Appendix 7: The Stone of Destiny (l) - What was so special about this chunk of rock, which now sits in Edinburgh Castle?
Correction
  1. I Stand Corrected - Or Do I? (l) - It seems that nobody likes correction. Instead of accepting it, some get angry, get hurt or get even. How you choose to handle it can make a world of difference in your job and in your life.
  2. Correction With a Gourmet Flair (l) - Giving someone else needed correction is never easy. However, using this method will usually help make the process productive and profitable and lead to better results.
  3. How Can You Avoid Provoking Your Child to Anger? (l) - The Bible warns parents of the problems of provoking their children to anger or discouraging them. Here are some practical tips for avoiding these parenting pitfalls.
  4. When We Offend (l) - How willing are we to accept correction, in whatever form God may choose to send it?
Corrupt rulers
  1. A Real King Who Will Rescue Humanity (l) - Why does it seem that our governments are helpless in the face of widespread problems -- or can actually become the cause of even more problems?
Corruption
  1. 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?
  2. 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.
  3. What's Wrong With Our Governments? (l) - Democratic societies fervently promote their favorite candidates at election time yet are almost always disappointed when they fail to come through on their promises. Why does it seem this never changes? What's the fundamental problem with human government?
  4. Corruption and Despotism Cry Out for the Coming Kingdom of God (l) - Demonstrations and riots across North Africa and the Middle East highlight the corruption, nepotism and oppression that's common throughout the world. Only the coming Kingdom of God can change this!
  5. The Corruption of Good Habits (l) - If we are not on guard, the world can degrade our good habits.
  6. Tragedy from Corruption & Triumph from Sacrifice (l) - God notices how we handle tempting situations.
  7. India: A Nation on the Rise (l) - The former "jewel in the crown" of the British Empire, India is one of Asia's great economic success stories. With economic might comes military might. What lies ahead for this country of over a billion people, other nations in the region and the larger world scene?
  8. 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.
  9. Morality in Government: A Worldwide Crisis (l) - What's at the heart and core of governmental problems? More important, what can we do about them?
  10. '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.
  11. Corruption: A Way of Life for Much of the World (l) - Writing of her childhood in Africa, Alexandra Fuller, remembered the land reforms that took place in many African nations following independence from European colonialism.
  12. Increasing Poverty In Today's Technological World? (l) - The poor continue to lag behind the spiraling pace of technology.
  13. The Scourge of Corruption (l) - What does the Bible tell us about corruption and its causes and consequences?
  14. Lessons From the Titanic (l) - A lifeboat for humanity.
Corruption in Africa
  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?
Corruption, cause of
  1. Morality in Government: A Worldwide Crisis (l) - What's at the heart and core of governmental problems? More important, what can we do about them?
Cosmic catastrophe
  1. 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"
Cosmology
  1. Asking the Crucial Questions (l) - Evidence of God's existence is available. Let's look at some of the evidence, asking and answering questions so basic to our search for meaning and purpose.
  2. 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.
Cost of unwed motherhood
  1. How Can You Help Restore the Disappearing Family? (l) - The state of marriage and family in the Western world is breaking down. Some have even concluded that marriage and family are destined to become obsolete. What about your marriage and family -- are they endangered? What practical steps can you take to strengthen them?
Costeau, Jacques
  1. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - Sep/Oct 1997 (l) - A brief synopsis for world events. September/October 1997.
Council of Constantinople
  1. Why Can't Theologians Explain the Trinity Doctrine? (l) - One cannot prove something from the Bible that is not biblical. The Bible is our only reliable source of divine revelation and truth, and the Trinity concept simply is not part of God's revelation to humankind.
Council of elders
  1. Responsible Stewardship and Accountability (l) - The Bible repeatedly emphasizes that God's servants are to be wise stewards and managers over the resources He provides.
Council of Laodicea
  1. 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?
  2. Questions and Answers: The Issue of Keeping the Sabbath Causes Me Great Concern (l) - I know what the Bible says, and I want to follow God's Word, but our church worships on Sunday, as all churches seem to. I am worried about not following God's Word.
Council of Nicaea
  1. 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?
  2. Why Can't Theologians Explain the Trinity Doctrine? (l) - One cannot prove something from the Bible that is not biblical. The Bible is our only reliable source of divine revelation and truth, and the Trinity concept simply is not part of God's revelation to humankind.
  3. Is God a Trinity? (l) - The fact that the word Trinity appears nowhere in the Bible also gives us reason to reflect. We must not cling to long-held religious traditions if they contradict the Scriptures.
Council of Nicea
  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.
Counsel
  1. When a Friend Is Hurting: How You Can Help (l) - Facing difficult times is hard for anyone, but how about when it's a friend who is suffering? What do you do then?
  2. 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.
  3. Does Bible Prophecy Matter? (l) - The biblical record of prophecy is long and astoundingly accurate. No human seer could have accurately predicted the remarkable rise and fall of kingdoms, leaders and peoples that we find in the Bible.
  4. Fire, Ready, Aim -- Huh? (l) - It's been said of old that "there are three items that don't come back -- a spent arrow, a spoken word and a lost opportunity." Is this simply a trite phrase of days gone by or is there a powerful lesson for us to consider?
Counselors
  1. Responsible Stewardship and Accountability (l) - The Bible repeatedly emphasizes that God's servants are to be wise stewards and managers over the resources He provides.
Count the cost
  1. Staying the Course (l) - Baptism and the related steps we must take are only the beginning of the road to eternal life. Before we arrive at our ultimate destination, however, there are miles of road to travel.
  2. We Must Count the Cost (l) - God offers us a future so glorious that the challenges and trials we face in pursuit of it are miniscule in comparison (Romans 8:18).
  3. Baptism: A Greater Adventure Than Skydiving (l) - It takes faith to leap out of an airplane with only a parachute on your back. The same process used to prepare for one's first jump can be used to prepare for baptism.
Counter reformation
  1. 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?
Counter terrorism
  1. Terrorism in the 21st Century (l) - A World News and Prophecy interview with Christopher Dobson, an expert on terrorism.
Counterculture
  1. God, Goths and Emos (l) - When the culture is so clueless and corrupt, the call of countercultures is great. But there's a counterculture nearly everyone has overlooked.
Countercultures of darkness
  1. God, Goths and Emos (l) - When the culture is so clueless and corrupt, the call of countercultures is great. But there's a counterculture nearly everyone has overlooked.
Counterfeit Christianity
  1. A Counterfeit Gospel Arises (l) - It wasn't long until a counterfeit Christianity, teaching a corrupted gospel radically different from that of Christ and His apostles, grew into a religious movement.
  2. 'Many False Prophets Will Arise and Deceive Many' (l) - When Jesus Christ foretold the major trends that would precede His return to earth, the first sign He mentioned was religious imposters who would come in His name. Do you take that warning seriously?
Counterfeit religion
  1. The God Debate (l) - Can atheistics "prove" there is no God?
  2. How Christian Is Easter? (l) - Soon up to 2 billion people will celebrate one of the world's most popular religious holidays -- Easter. But curiously, the Bible nowhere promotes such an observance. Where did this day come from? How did it become so popular? And is it even Christian?
Counterfeits of the truth
  1. The Great Counterfeiter (l) - As a deceiver, Satan has no equal. In addition to being the world's greatest con artist, he is also its most accomplished counterfeiter.
Countering Satan
  1. What if You Are Confronted by the Dark Side of the Spirit World? (l) - The Bible provides a guide to successfully countering any of Satan's deceptions. Below are several principles you should follow.
Countries
  1. Corruption: A Way of Life for Much of the World (l) - Writing of her childhood in Africa, Alexandra Fuller, remembered the land reforms that took place in many African nations following independence from European colonialism.
Courage
  1. Courageous Olympic Moments-and the Race We Run (l) - The world's greatest athletes pit their skill and strength against others in the Olympic Games. Past Olympics inspire us with stories of great conviction and courage. These games should also inspire us with their reminders of crucial aspects of the Christian life.
  2. Eleanor Had It Right (l) - Fear can hobble us in life. Facing fears with God's help can make us grow in ways we cannot imagine.
  3. "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.
  4. Men of Valor: King David and Winston Churchill (l) - The Bible and more recent history offer lessons of courageous and wise leadership.
  5. Christianity Isn't For Wimps (l) - Most people today think being a Christian is easy, but the surprising truth is, the real Christianity of the Bible is challenging and difficult. Do you have the courage and conviction to be a real Christian?
  6. Why Did He Have to Die? (l) - Why did Christ have to die?
  7. (l) - In this issue of Youth United, we're going to focus on this important subject in an effort to help all of us become more courageous Christians.
  8. Esther: A Woman of Faith and Courage (l) - The Bible offers Christians many examples of faith from which we can learn and be encouraged. One of the most remarkable examples is that of Queen Esther.
  9. What Is True Leadership? (l) - Which ingredients make an effective leader? And what makes some leaders take tragic courses for themselves and their fellowmen?
  10. A Diamond Is Forever (l) - Dazzling, precious diamonds can help us more clearly see what God has in mind for us -- as His jewels.
  11. America's Values War (l) - The war on terrorism, uncertainty, in the economy, worries over unemployment. In recent months, people have begun to reconsider some of the values they thought archaic not that long ago-values like courage and personal sacrifice for the good of others.
  12. When There Is No Road (l) - Livingston: "If you have only men that will come when there is a good road, I do not want them. I want men who will come if there is no road at all."
  13. Courage Under Fire (l) - Do you do what is right and good even if it is difficult? Many today are more interested in personal happiness than personal goodness. Is it possible to have both?
Course of Abijah
  1. Is Christmas Christian? (l) - Have you ever considered if Jesus Christ was actually born on December 25 ?
Courts
  1. Proverbs: An Honest Witness (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
Courtship
  1. Stacking the Ultimate Relationship (l) - Puzzled about relationships, love and marriage? For keys to understanding, take a new look at a child's favorite toy!
Covenant
  1. What Is the Fate of the Unrepentant? (l) - "They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain, for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea" (Isaiah 11:9).
  2. A Covenant of Marriage (l) - Few people realize that the Old Covenant was essentially a marriage covenant. The New Covenant is, too.
  3. 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.
  4. Introduction: The New Covenant (l) - Does the New Covenant negate God's law and do away with any need to obey the Ten Commandments and other laws of God?
  5. 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.
  6. Jesus Christ and the Sabbath (l) - Jesus Christ is our Lord and Master (Philippians 2:9-11). He also proclaimed that He is "Lord of the Sabbath" (Mark 2:28), so we should follow His example in observing the Sabbath -- and all God's commandments -- in the way that He taught and lived.
  7. From Empire to Exile (l) - How can we find the lost tribes of Israel? We need to look at the general region to which they were exiled and see if a people suddenly appeared in the region with characteristics that link them to the refugees of Israel's northern kingdom.
  8. 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.
  9. Beware of Prophecies! (l) - Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world" (1 John 4:1).
Covenant breaking
  1. The Experience of Israel and Judah: A Lesson for Today (l) - What can America learn from the histories of Israel and Judah? It can learn that it's God who gives blessings to nations and it's God who takes them away.
Covenant loyalty
  1. The Hesed Factor (l) - How does the Old Testament principle of hesed 'covenant loyalty' apply to Christians today? The love story of Ruth shows the way.
Covenant marriage
  1. Will "Covenant Marriages" Slow Divorce? (l) - Many see covenant marriage laws as the key to reversing the damage done by no-fault divorce laws. Prophecy indicates that there are more forces at work than merely bad legislation!
Covenant of salt
  1. The Covenant of Salt (l) - Salt is and has been an important part of people's life. It was even used at one time as currency. But does its value go deeper?
Covenant relationship
  1. Back to the Beginning (l) - God calls -- invites -- us into an eternal relationship with Him as members of His family.
Covenant with David
  1. The Davidic Covenant (l) - There was an unbreakable promise of an unbreakable dynasty--a dynasty preeminent above all others! But what happened to that dynasty? And where is it today?
  2. God's Covenant With David (l) - Through God's covenant with David we find another biblical proof that Abraham's descendants, the Israelites, continue to exist. They have not died out; they have not disappeared from the face of the earth.
Coveting
  1. Enough! (l) - Are we grateful for what we have, or are we consumed with desire for what we do not have?
Covetousness
  1. Are You a Slave to Debt? (l) - Millions have allowed themselves to become enslaved to a harsh taskmaster - debt. Are you one of those caught in this trap? What can you do to break free?
  2. Until You Succeed! (l) - How many times does God expect us to pick ourselves up when we fall?
  3. Money in Marriage (l) - Couples can greatly reduce their conflicts over money by planning when to have children and how to care for them, agreeing how to apportion their resources and learning to work together to attain their financial goals.
  4. The Greatest Inheritance (l) - The Bible describes richness toward God as an inheritance that can be ours. Paul taught the brethren that God wanted to give them "an inheritance among all those who are sanctified" (Acts 20:32).
  5. The Tenth Commandment: True Righteousness Comes From the Heart (l) - Our transgressions of God's law of love begin in the heart. From within come the desires that tempt us and lead us astray.
  6. Where Lions Stand Guard (l) - Two lion statues stand guard over the ruins of a once elegant estate. What message do they have for us?
  7. The Scourge of Corruption (l) - What does the Bible tell us about corruption and its causes and consequences?
  8. (l) - Volumes have been written describing the root causes of war.
  9. Covetousness is Idolatry (l) - Many don't realize how greed is impeding their spiritual growth and how necessary it to overcome the deadly and deceitful sin of covetousness.
Coworker
  1. Questions and Answers - September/October 2010 (l) - Being a coworker with the Good News magazine.
Coworkers
  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.
Cramming
  1. When Cramming Helps and When It Doesn't (l) - Frantically filling your head with facts just before a test can sometimes help, but you have to know when it won't be effective.
Cramping your style
  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.
Cranmer
  1. Two Elizabeths -- A Study in Contrasts (l) - How times have changed! Queen Elizabeth I reigned over one of Britain's greatest periods of growth and increasing power. The reign of Queen Elizabeth II has seen the disintegration of the British Empire and the considerable decline of Britain as a military power. Why?
Craving for more
  1. 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.
CRE
  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?
Created equal
  1. Enduring Words (l) - Lincoln's Gettysburg Address is one of the great speeches of American history. Lincoln's words restored a sense of mission for a profound human effort. God's enduring Word offers the path for restoring lasting freedom for every human.
Created evil
  1. Why Does Evil Exist? (l) - There is a reason for mankind's experiencing evil. The answer to the question "Why evil?" explains how perfection in mankind will come that would not have been there without having to choose between the alternatives of good and evil.
Creating beauty
  1. "I Love You!" (l) - God is writing His love letters to us with everything that grows and everything that flows, astounds and towers over us in nature. And what can be more precious than a baby!
Creation
  1. A Long Time From Now in a Galaxy Far, Far Away... (l) - Science fiction movies portray intelligent life already living on other planets and in other galaxies. Could it be true? If not, then why did God create such a vast universe?
  2. Lessons From Creation (l) - The apostle Paul proposed an interesting challenge to the skeptics of his day. "For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made ..."
  3. Answers from Genesis - Part 2 (l) - Understanding how God made things in the beginning can help us understand things now.
  4. Creation or Evolution: Which Is More Believable? (l) - The theory of evolution is being loudly trumpeted in this 200th anniversary year of Charles Darwin's birth and 150th anniversary of the publication of his On the Origin of Species. But have you read in detail what our Creator has to say about how mankind and the heavens and the earth came into being? Have you considered this crucial testimony?
  5. One Leaf of Grass (l) - Fascination with a single blade of grass led to contemplating the wonder of it all.
  6. The Restorative Powers of Camping (l) - Enjoying God's creation brings peace.
  7. Planet Earth: Lucky Accident or Master Handiwork? (l) - Is our world with its teeming variety of life the result of chance, a series of lucky accidents? Or is it, as more and more scientific discoveries are revealing, a perfect habitat finely tuned for life? What does the evidence show?
  8. No Junk in the DNA Encyclopedia (l) - ENCODE is an international project to create an encyclopedia of human DNA elements.
  9. Mini-Bible Study: Crucial Lessons From Knowing God as Our Creator (l) - The entire universe stands as witness to the awesome mind behind its existence. It was clearly created by a Creator, and that Creator labels any who would deny this as a fool (Romans 1:20; Psalm 14:1; Psalm 53:1).
  10. Faster Than A Speeding Falcon (l) - New research gives insight into the incredible design of this bird of prey.
  11. Darwinism Is Not the Same as Evolution (l) - There is a reason many Darwinists are so adamant about their theory. They know the implications if they fail: The alternative explanation of life on earth is a Creator God.
  12. The Miracle of the Eye (l) - Charles Darwin described the eye as one of the greatest challenges to his theory. How could he explain it?
  13. The Scientific Evidence: In the Eye of the Beholder (l) - Ever since the creation of the world (God's) eternal power and divine nature, invisible though they are, have been understood and seen through the things he has made" (Romans 1:20)
  14. The Testimony of the New Testament (l) - Many are surprised to learn that the Bible reveals Christ as the Creator! More than once the apostle Paul explained to early Christians that God had created all things by Jesus Christ (Ephesians 3:9; Colossians 1:16). Hebrews 1:2 tells us that God "has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, . . . through whom also He made the worlds."
  15. Scientists, Creation and Evolution (l) - No one should assume that scientists uniformly agree that there is no God and that the world around us is the product of a mindless evolutionary process. Consider what some scientists have to say about creation and evolution.
  16. Ancient Near Eastern Concepts of Creation (l) - Is the Genesis record a fairy tale little different from those of other ancient cultures?
  17. 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.
  18. 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"
  19. Genesis 1 and the Days of Creation (l) - Did you know that no piece of ancient history is more scientifically grounded than the book of Genesis, including its description of the 24-hour days of creation?
  20. The Beginning of the Universe (l) - Has the universe always existed, or at some definite point in time, did it have a beginning?
  21. Meet God (l) - The Bible claims to be the Word of God Himself. This is where He has revealed Himself as the Creator and shown the purpose for His creation.
  22. When Is the Sabbath Day to Be Kept? (l) - The Sabbath, then, was a time for religious instruction, for teaching and learning of God's wondrous acts and laws. Customary work was prohibited and God's great miracles were to be remembered on this day. "
  23. "There Remains a Sabbath-Rest for the People of God" (l) - Our spiritual rest begins now in this life and reaches its consummation in the resurrection to eternal life at the return of Christ (Revelation 20:6). Christ's return also signals the beginning of the millennial rest prophesied in the Old Testament.
  24. God, Science and the Bible - Science Giants (l) - Examining the evidence led many giants and pioneers of science to affirm their belief in the God of the Bible.
  25. Surprising Discoveries About Our Universe's Origins (l) - Modern science has discovered that the universe had a beginning, is expanding and is fine-tuned by natural laws allowing us to exist. But the Bible revealed this long before!
  26. Creation or Evolution: Did God Create Man? (l) - A series on creation and evolution. Did God form the heavens and earth, or is the world and everything in itthe result of mindless, random evolutionary forces?
  27. Creation or Evolution:An Interview With Phillip Johnson (l) - Phillip Johnson answers questions about the theory of evolution and his books about the subject.
  28. There Is No God? (l) - How was life on earth created, was it all by chance or was there a creator?
  29. "Good Story!" (l) - My boss asked me to teach history classes, and didn't mind if I taught them from a biblical perspective, even in secular Holland. But what would he think when he walked in while I was tracing the identity of the lost tribes of Israel?
  30. Evolution or Creation: Does It Really Matter? (l) - Is Evolution true?
  31. Creation and Evolution: The Bible Explanation (l) - The findings of modern science in the light of God's Word.
Creation and DNA
  1. The Tiny Miracle That's Toppling Evolution (l) - DNA has profound implications regarding Darwinian evolution.
Creation and evolution
  1. Creation Or Evolution: Does It Really Matter What You Believe? (l) - Why has evolution become so widely accepted, and why has the Bible come to be viewed with such hostility? What has changed?
  2. The Scientific Evidence: In the Eye of the Beholder (l) - Ever since the creation of the world (God's) eternal power and divine nature, invisible though they are, have been understood and seen through the things he has made" (Romans 1:20)
  3. 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.
Creation and Sabbath
  1. The Sabbath: In the Beginning (l) - The Sabbath commandment had an important spiritual purpose. It pointed God's people to God as their Creator. It was a required weekly remembrance that there is a higher power and authority at work in our lives and the lives of all humanity.
Creation and science
  1. Divine Creation or Happy Accident - the Debate Continues (l) - The philosophy of secular humanism is the leading belief system in entertainment, journalism and science.
Creation books
  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.
Creation groans
  1. The Whole Creation Groans (l) - Our incredible future beckons us from the creation.
Creation marvels
  1. Lessons From the Garden (l) - Many of us have a garden, but have we learned the lessons they hold for us?
Creation wonders
  1. Joy in a Butterfly! (l) - Even the most jaded people can find joy in the natural world around them. God's creation provides endless opportunity for the joy of discovery.
Creation, awe of
  1. David: A Shepherd Learns from the Creation (l) - King David: "what is man that you are mindful of him?"
Creationism
  1. 10 Questions to Ask About Evolution, Part 1 (l) - How did the universe, the heavens and the earth, come into existence? How did life begin? Does your life have a purpose? Can science answer these questions? What does the Bible say?
Creationist education
  1. God, Science and the Bible (11/05) (l) - News from the world of science about God and the Bible. Nov/Dec 2005.
Creationists
  1. Upcoming Debate Between Creationist and Evolutionist (l) - A February 4th debate between Ken Ham and Bill Nye puts the origins of the universe in the spotlight, once again.
Creative writing
  1. Writing Considered 'Not Cool' by Boys? (l) - Statistics from England confirm a sad trend among boys, writing is no longer as popular as it once was.
Creativity
  1. Amusement Addiction: Society's Unhealthy Obsession With Entertainment (l) - Our society is obsessed with entertainment. Kids and adults alike seem attached to their MP3 players, PDAs, remote controls and other electronic devices. Newscasters and college lecturers have replaced "newsy" messages with more entertaining approaches. Is that bad? What steps can we take to keep from becoming addicted to entertainment?
  2. Standing on a Chair (l) - Let us reason together. Focus on vision, involvement and commitment.
Creator
  1. Higgs Boson: Evidence for Universe's Fine-Tuning (l) - It made big news when, on July 4, 2012, scientists of the European nuclear research organization CERN announced with a 99.99 percent certainty that they had found the elusive Higgs boson, the last particle needed to confirm the theory of the Standard Model of particle physics.
  2. The Bible and Science (l) - science has had to capitulate from a stance that it dethroned the Bible as Truth, since newer discoveries prove the Bible's information to be accurate and true.
  3. The Testimony of the New Testament (l) - Many are surprised to learn that the Bible reveals Christ as the Creator! More than once the apostle Paul explained to early Christians that God had created all things by Jesus Christ (Ephesians 3:9; Colossians 1:16). Hebrews 1:2 tells us that God "has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, . . . through whom also He made the worlds."
  4. The Apostles Understood Jesus to Be the Creator (l) - The book of Hebrews speaks of the Son of God as the Being through whom God created the worlds (Hebrews 1:2) and who "sustains all things by his powerful word" (verse 3, NRSV). Only God is great enough to do such things.
  5. Jesus Christ's Disciples Understood Him to Be the Creator (l) - John confirms that Jesus was the divine Word through whom God created the universe.
  6. Our Amazing Spaceship Earth (l) - Scientists have spent multiple years and billions of dollars searching for life elsewhere in the universe, only to find that earth alone not only teems with life, but seems to be expressly designed for life. An amazing intelligence seems to be behind it all. What is that intelligence telling us?
  7. When Is the Sabbath Day to Be Kept? (l) - The Sabbath, then, was a time for religious instruction, for teaching and learning of God's wondrous acts and laws. Customary work was prohibited and God's great miracles were to be remembered on this day. "
  8. Introduction: Who Is God? (l) - Great as He is, God is not unapproachable. He is not beyond our reach. We can come to know this magnificent Being.
  9. Understanding God Through Christ (l) - The image of God is what makes man unique among all His physical creation. This is what renders men, women and children truly human.
  10. The Universe (l) - When we look around, can we still wonder and appreciate the amazing creation we see at every level? So much has been carefully designed for us to enjoy. And most importantly, it can strengthen our faith!
  11. Does It Really Matter What You Believe? (l) - Beliefs determine actions - sometimes with dire consequences.
  12. Who Was Jesus Christ? (l) - Was Christ really the son of God and the son of man?
Creator power
  1. The Greatest Sacrifice (l) - Every year at this time, the biblical Passover commemoration reminds us of what Jesus Christ gave up for us.
Credibility
  1. Combatting "Fake News"- Do You Have a Part? (l) - Early last year the term "fake news" wasn't a part of our vocabulary. Sure, there were satirical news and websites that had obvious fake news, but it was for fun and entertainment. Then this new idea of fake news spread across Facebook and other social networks. A good portion of this fake news was shared as legitimate. Some say that this helped Donald Trump win the presidential election in the United States, although that's probably not the case.
Credit
  1. Managing Your Finances in Tough Times: Five Steps You Can Take (l) - In these serious economic times, what can you do to strengthen your family's financial position? Here are five crucial steps you can take to put your finances on a more sound footing.
  2. Money Management 101 (l) - In a tough economy, managing your personal finances is more important than ever. Here are some tips for saving and spending your hard-earned cash.
Credit cards
  1. Generation Debt (l) - How Americans are selling their souls into debt slavery at ever-younger ages, and what you need to learn about how to avoid it wherever you live on earth.
  2. Are You a Slave to Debt? (l) - Millions have allowed themselves to become enslaved to a harsh taskmaster - debt. Are you one of those caught in this trap? What can you do to break free?
  3. Making the Most of Your Dough (l) - In light of the current financial crisis that has deeply affected most of the world, it's time to reassess some underlying philosophies about money. Make sure you understand sound financial principles.
  4. In the News July 2010 (l) - News of interest to teens and young adults from a biblical perspective. July 2010
  5. Dealing With Debt (l) - Young people today have to deal with the debt crisis that the whole world is facing. How do you do that?
  6. Avoiding Financial Black Holes (l) - Gives advice about spending wisely, and about managing one's income.
  7. The Debt Trap: How Do I Get Free? (l) - The steps necessary to free ourselves from debt aren't difficult to understand, but they do take commitment. Once committed to the challenge, you will find the results liberating-and the reward will be one that lasts a lifetime, usually even longer.
  8. Do You Know How to Use a Credit Card? (l) - What tips do financial experts recommend on using credit cards? In principal, does the bible offer advice on this modern practice? Understanding and practicing the keys revealed in this article can help your family to bolster its financial security.
Credit counseling
  1. Credit Counseling Services (l) - Some people wisely turn to credit-counseling agencies for help in getting themselves back on solid financial footing.
Credit debt
  1. What's Behind the Magnetic Pull of the Christmas Season? (l) - Millions observe Christmas because it's a feel-good time with holiday music filling the air, brightly decorated trees, Santa Claus for the children and family togetherness. But does the Christmas season have a strong, commercially motivated magnetic pull that goes unnoticed by most?
Cremation
  1. Questions and Answers - Sep/Oct 2003 (l) - Answers to Biblical questions about God's calling and the resurrection.
Crete
  1. Appendix 3: Aegean Royal Lines From Zerah (l) - A brief history of the Aegan Royal lines from Zerah.
Crime
  1. Crime: How Will It Be Stopped? (l) - What is the real cause of crime and violence? Where do these twin evils originate? Why have we been unable to find an answer for the curse of crime?
  2. World News and Trends - September/October 2007 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Sept/Oct 2007
  3. What's So Bad About Sin? (l) - Crime and "murder mysteries" may seem harmless on TV or in movies or books that are easily forgotten. It's different when it happens in real life - illustrating how painful and horrible sin really is. What's at the heart of the problem?
  4. World News and Trends - May/Jun 1998 (l) - Brief headlines of events around the globe, June 1998
  5. Significant Developments Dot the World Scene (l) - New Three-pronged axis on the rise in Europe? Adult men and teen pregnancy.
  6. Ever Increasing Crime -- Will It Ever End? (l) - "Make a chain, for the land is filled with crimes of blood, and the city is full of violence" (Ezekiel 7:23). Must we accept crime as a way of life? Why aren't prisons solving it, and is there anything we can do about it personally?
  7. Advice From Death Row (l) - The headlines are filled with shocking stories of violent crime. What's behind it? How does it occur? Listen to the words of an expert - written from death row.
  8. America's Moral Downturn: What Lies Ahead? (l) - Does morality matter? Wnat are the long-term consequences when a nation's moral foundation crumbles?
  9. Jails Overflow, While Justice Flags (l) - "Do the crime. Do the time." This popular slogan slathered over billboards and bumper stickers reflects a politically popular approach toward crime. The approach is partially effective, but the cost is choking states, counties and municipalities -- and more importantly, it is not rehabilitating criminals.
Crime and sexual freedom
  1. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - Mar/Apr 1997 (l) - World without war; Crime and sexual freedom; extreme weather; British monarchy; Church unity
Crime families
  1. World News and Trends - March/April 2008 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Mar/Apr 2008
Crime in South Africa
  1. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - Nov/Dec 2000 (l) - A brief synopsis of world events. November/December 2000
Crime rate
  1. 2015 - A Year of Triumph or Trial for America? (l) - After years of bad economic news, some think things are looking up for the United States. But are they? What troubling signs are on the horizon?
Crime, cause of
  1. Crime: How Will It Be Stopped? (l) - What is the real cause of crime and violence? Where do these twin evils originate? Why have we been unable to find an answer for the curse of crime?
Crime, cost of
  1. Crime: How Will It Be Stopped? (l) - What is the real cause of crime and violence? Where do these twin evils originate? Why have we been unable to find an answer for the curse of crime?
Crime, results of
  1. Advice From Death Row (l) - The headlines are filled with shocking stories of violent crime. What's behind it? How does it occur? Listen to the words of an expert - written from death row.
Crime, solution for
  1. Crime: How Will It Be Stopped? (l) - What is the real cause of crime and violence? Where do these twin evils originate? Why have we been unable to find an answer for the curse of crime?
Crimea
  1. Feeble U.S. Stand Allows Russian Imperialism (l) - The United States increasingly appears impotent to affect policy and outcomes in other nations, even when national interests are at stake
Criminal charges
  1. What Was 'Wiped Out' by Jesus Christ's Death? (l) - A misleading translation of a passage in Colossians 2 in some Bible versions is often used to support the flawed belief that God's law was "wiped out" by Jesus Christ
Cripple
  1. What Disability Can't Do to You (l) - For some, disability means an end to a real life. But, for others it's a challenge to adapt and do things they never thought they could do.
Crises
  1. Are You Up for the Challenge? (l) - Life's greatest challenges are in every day decisions! Learning to choose wisely and learning from your experiences can prepare you for a rewarding future.
Crisis
  1. A World in Perpetual Crisis (l) - A world in perpetual crisis.
  2. Crisis on the World Scene (l) - We live in an age of constant crisis -- war, population, pollution. But the Bible promises a new age, the kingdom of God.
Crisis as a fire
  1. House on Fire (l) - How vigilant are you about remaining alert for and confronting looming crises?
Crisis at the end
  1. Meeting Our Moment of Maximum Jeopardy! (l) - Human survival has been at stake in times long before our own. Mankind has already passed through several periods of extreme crisis. But the one up ahead may just be the granddaddy of them all.
Crisis preparation
  1. Questions and Answers June 2009 (l) - Prepared for the end times? We must remember that the Bible emphasizes looking to God for our physical needs as we seek His Kingdom. Jesus Christ warns us to be vigilant concerning our spiritual state.
Criticism
  1. Sabbath Morning (l) - When looking at our accomplishments we often forget who we should really want to be.
  2. Sticks and Stones (l) - We often use our words as weapons. We forget how seemingly harmless phrases can carry a hurtful meaning.
Criticism of Islam
  1. Retaliatory Murders Intimidate Critics of Islam (l) - While those in the United States and other Western nations with the freedom of speech have the right to criticize any group within reason, retaliatory violence has created an atmosphere in which individuals and groups are afraid of offering even reasoned, respectful criticism.
Croatia
  1. Balkan Floods Wash Up Landmines and Memories (l) - Just before the 100th anniversary of World War I, which covered the Balkan Peninsula in violence, the region was covered in floodwaters.
  2. "She's Ours" (l) - The example of a WWII Serbian orphan.
Cronology of the resurrection
  1. The Chronology of Christ's Crucifixion and Resurrection (l) - Here is a description of the sequence of events during the crucifixion week, according to history and the Bible.
Crop disease
  1. Rusty Wheat: New Fungus Threatens Crops (l) - New specially designed wheat varieties are in the works to combat a deadly fungus that could potentially threaten the world wheat crop.
  2. Worldwide Decrease In Crop Diversity (l) - What do global agricultural trends really mean to us on a daily basis?
Crop failure
  1. Worldwide Decrease In Crop Diversity (l) - What do global agricultural trends really mean to us on a daily basis?
Cross
  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?
  2. Roman Forms of Crucifixion (l) - Crucifixion wasn't always carried out the way we've seen it typically depicted in paintings and pictures.
  3. (l) - Questions and answers represent issues of interest to young people who want sound biblical advice.
Crossings
  1. Intifada of the Crossings (l) - Tiny, but forever pivotal to world politics, Israel is struggling with a new intifada, a concerted attack on all the Gaza crossings and one in particular the crossing at Rafah. The strategic importance of "crossings" is identified in Bible prophecy, only by another name.
Crown
  1. "I Will Give You the Crown of Life" (l) - Before "that Day" arrives, let's consider our destiny to wear crowns as children of God. God has destined you to wear a crown.
Crown of life
  1. "I Will Give You the Crown of Life" (l) - Before "that Day" arrives, let's consider our destiny to wear crowns as children of God. God has destined you to wear a crown.
Crucifixion
  1. Jesus Wasn't Crucified on Friday - or Resurrected on Sunday! (l) - How can we fit three days and three nights between a Friday afternoon crucifixion and an Easter Sunday sunrise? The fact is, we can't. So what is the truth about when Jesus was crucified and resurrected?
  2. "Christ, Our Passover, Was Sacrificed for Us" (l) - The apostle Paul compared Jesus Christ to the lamb slain at Passover. At His last Passover with His disciples, Jesus told His followers to continue to partake of the Passover symbols of unleavened bread and wine as representative of His sacrifice. What are we to learn from these things?
  3. The Final Temptation - Part One (l) - At the very end, having writhed in agony for hours in shameful public crucifixion, the Son of God overcame the last terrible temptation as a man.
  4. The Final Temptation - Part Two (l) - Temptation comes in many forms, but Jesus Christ would have none of it.
  5. The Chronology of Christ's Crucifixion and Resurrection (l) - Here is a description of the sequence of events during the crucifixion week, according to history and the Bible.
  6. Roman Forms of Crucifixion (l) - Crucifixion wasn't always carried out the way we've seen it typically depicted in paintings and pictures.
  7. When Was Jesus Christ Crucified and Resurrected? (l) - How can we fit "three days and three nights" between a Friday-afternoon crucifixion and a Sunday-morning resurrection?
  8. God, Science and the Bible: Roman Crucifixion (l) - Evidence of Roman Crucifixion Practices Matches Gospel Accounts
  9. The Story of Jesus Christ: Why Can't They Get It Right? (l) - The movie The Passion of the Christ has raised many questions about Jesus of Nazareth and His sacrifice. Yet one of the most important questions is also one of the most basic: Why can't they get it right?
  10. 'The Third Day' (l) - Do you remember when you learned that Santa Claus wasn't real? Guess what? Good Friday and a Sunday resurrection aren't either. Discover the real story from the pages of the Bible itself!
  11. 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.
  12. (l) - Questions, opinions, and responses from readers of the Good News magazine; July/August 1997.
  13. Who Killed Jesus Christ? (l) - Why does anyone commit the ultimate act of violence against another human being? What have been the consequences of one of history's most unjust killings?
Crucifixion and the Passover
  1. The Passover (l) - The New Testament Passover
  2. The Passover (BSC12) (l) - The apostles Paul and Peter understood that the slain Old Testament Passover lamb foreshadowed the death of Jesus Christ as our sacrifice for sin
Crucifixion chronology
  1. The Chronology of the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ (l) - Jesus Christ said He would be in the tomb for three days and three nights. What is the biblically accurate chronology of Jesus Christ's crucifixion and resurrection? This time line perfectly accommodates three full nights (Wednesday night, Thursday night and Friday night) and three full daylight periods (Thursday, Friday and Saturday). This is the only time that fits Jesus' own prophecy of how long He would be in the tomb. And fits perfectly with all the details recorded in the Gospels.
Crucifixion of Christ
  1. Three Days and Three Nights (l) - We believe that the Father raised Jesus Christ from the dead after His body lay three days and three nights in the grave, thus making immortality possible for mortal man.
  2. Who Killed Jesus Christ? (l) - Why does anyone commit the ultimate act of violence against another human being? What have been the consequences of one of history's most unjust killings?
Crucifixion timeline
  1. The Chronology of the Crucifixion and Resurrection (l) - Chronology of the death and resurrection of Jesus.
Crucifixion, forms of
  1. Roman Forms of Crucifixion (l) - Crucifixion wasn't always carried out the way we've seen it typically depicted in paintings and pictures.
Crucifixion, Roman
  1. Roman Forms of Crucifixion (l) - Crucifixion wasn't always carried out the way we've seen it typically depicted in paintings and pictures.
Crusade
  1. A War of Two Worlds (l) - What's behind Islamic religious extremists' war against the West?
Crusades
  1. Thousand-Year-Old Lessons From the Crusades for Today (l) - Kingdom of Heaven is a movie about the Crusades, a clash of civilizations between Islam and Christianity that lasted two centuries. Could a similar clash of civilizations lie ahead?
  2. Has World War III Already Begun? (1/2006) (l) - What's behind the call by Iran's new president for the United States and Israel to be wiped off the face of the earth? Are Western nations blind to the growing threat from radical Islam?
  3. The Kingdom of Heaven (l) - Is it more than just a movie? Is it fact or fiction?
  4. 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!
  5. Islamic Fundamentalism Resurges (l) - Inadvertently, American culture threatens the traditional way of life of all the Islamic peoples. This is a major cause of resentment if not outright hatred toward the United States.
  6. A War of Two Worlds (l) - What's behind Islamic religious extremists' war against the West?
Crying
  1. Why Would Paul Cry? (l) - Close to God, a leader in the Church, loved by so many -- what could bring a man like him to tears?
  2. Godly Sorrow (l) - Are tears merely a waste of water, or can crying have value?
  3. Real Men Don't Cry (l) - Society has drilled into our heads that "real men" don't show emotions. Is that really what the Creator intended?
Crying wolf
  1. Why World News and Prophecy? (l) - When the sense of urgency diminishes from the message of the church, the zeal of the people fades accordingly.
Cryogenic freezing
  1. Your Down Payment on Divinity (l) - Two billion Christians desire to live forever, but do they really know how it will come about? God's divine secret includes a down payment on divinity, now no longer a secret.
Cuba
  1. World News and Trends - September/October 2006 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Sept 2006.
  2. World News and Trends - September/October 2008 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Sept/Oct 2008
Cultue war
  1. 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.
Cultural change
  1. How to Feel Sad (l) - I woke up this morning feeling sad. In fact, I've been feeling sad for some time. Not so much personally sad, but sad for my country, America, which I love. Based on the cultural implications, the 2012 presidential campaign and election didn't help.
Cultural clash
  1. Cartoon Controversy: Is a Clash of Civilizations Inevitable? (l) - European newspapers showing cartoons of Muhammad provoked riots in a number of countries, leading to increasing talk of "a clash of civilizations" between the West and Islam.
Cultural identity
  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.
Cultural literacy
  1. The Bible in British and American History (l) - Is it possible that the Bible so influenced the people of Britain and the United States because this book is their history book? Significantly, it tells not only the story of their distant ancestors but also their future.
Cultural shift
  1. Demographic Shifts Changing the Face of America (l) - A recent Pew Research Center report summarizes demographic changes that are reshaping the United States.
Culture
  1. Making Sense of a Fragmenting World (l) - Terrorist alerts...war with Iraq...the "axis of evil." How can we make sense of it all?
Culture and Bible
  1. The Bible of All Cultures (l) - No matter when or where we live, the Bible is God's Word to teach you -- and everyone -- how to live His way.
Culture and morality
  1. Accepting the Unacceptable (l) - What we see and hear can change who we are.
Culture war
  1. The Battle Over the Bible (l) - A cultural clash is ripping at the fabric of Western societies. It's most pronounced in the United States, where history is being rewritten and culture reshaped in a battle over the Bible.
  2. Our Cultural Battlegrounds (l) - In this edition we focus on the unspoken issue at the heart of all these debates -- the battle over the Bible. Is it the holy, truthful and authoritative Word of God, or is it only human tradition and stories? It's crucial that you examine the evidence.
  3. Could We Lose the War on Terror? (l) - A quarter century ago a nation in some ways not that different from the United States and Britain lost a war on terror. What lessons can we learn from that conflict so history does not repeat itself?
  4. 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.
  5. 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?
  6. 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?
  7. "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"
  8. Can a Nation Commit Suicide? (l) - "If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen we must live through all time or die by suicide." -- Abraham Lincoln
  9. What's Behind the Growing Culture War? (l) - Powerful, dangerous forces are executing an all-out war in America, as in other Western nations. They are striving relentlessly to transform the culture into something previous generations would never recognize. You need to know not only what is happening and why, but what you can do about it.
  10. 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?
  11. The New Intolerance (l) - The Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles has allowed license plates that read "Hot Dam," "Witches," "2Sexy" and "2Hot4U," yet denied a person who wanted to put "Pray" on her plates because it would violate separation of church and state. We see similar trends all over the United States. Has political correctness, touted to promote tolerance, actually created a new intolerance towards Christianity?
  12. 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.
  13. How Can You Counter a Degenerating Culture? (l) - You are probably disturbed by many of the values of the culture around you - and with good reason. How can we counter the degrading influence of much of popular culture?
Culture, popular
  1. How Can You Counter a Degenerating Culture? (l) - You are probably disturbed by many of the values of the culture around you - and with good reason. How can we counter the degrading influence of much of popular culture?
Curmudgeon
  1. What Legacy Do We Leave? (l) - Do we leave a legacy of hope and godliness?
Currency
  1. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - Jan/Feb 2002 (l) - An overview of world conditions. January/February 2002
Currency market
  1. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - Nov/Dec 2000 (l) - A brief synopsis of world events. November/December 2000
Current events
  1. Visions of Judgment: The Coming Ride of the Horsemen of Revelation (l) - Is there "just cause" for nations to interfere in the affairs of other nations?
  2. (l) - Letters from readers of the Good News magazine, Jul/Aug 2002.
Curse of the law
  1. The 'Curse of the Law' (l) - In both writing and preaching, scholars and pastors alike turn to Galations 3:10-13 to support a badly misguided assumption that Paul viewed God's law as a curse.
Curse on mankind
  1. Ending With the Beginning (l) - Imagine a world in which there was seamless unity between God, man and nature.
Cursing
  1. Foul Language (l) - The world around us is full of filthy language, and it's easy to become indifferent to it all, but God wants us to take a different viewpoint toward the words that come out of our mouths.
  2. Dirty Talk -- Does God Care? (l) - Profanity and cussing are rampant. You hear it everywhere. Some say it doesn't really matter how we talk. Learn what God says about this important subject.
  3. World News and Trends - Nov/Dec 2003 (l) - An Overview of Conditions Around the World - Nov/Dec 2003
Cursing and children
  1. Children Absorb Foul Language at Early Age (l) - New study assesses the impact of foul language on young minds.
Custer
  1. You've Got to Stand for Something! (l) - Many today have embraced tolerance for everything, mistakenly thinking they haven't taken a stand. But no stand is often also a stand. How can you decide what you will stand for?
Cutting
  1. Self-harm, Cutting and Demons (l) - The prevalence of self-harm through cutting is increasing rapidly in this evil age
Cutting and piercing
  1. You Want to Pierce Your What? (l) - Body piercing has become quite fashionable today. But is this practice wise and, more importantly, what does God think about it?
Cutting education cost
  1. Cutting College Costs (l) - "If the ax is dull, and one does not sharpen the edge, then he must use more strength; but wisdom brings success" (Ecclesiastes 10:10). Learn how to chop down your college costs.
Cybele
  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.
Cyber attacks
  1. World News & Trends May 2009 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. May 2009
  2. World News & Trends Sept. 2009 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. September 2009.
Cyberbaiting
  1. 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.
Cyberwarfare
  1. Another Dimension to 21st-century Warfare (l) - The Middle East, the historic battleground of mankind, appears to be a principal site for cyberwarfare -- computer hacking for sabotage or espionage.
Cycling analogy
  1. Armstrong's Right ... It's Not About the Bike (l) - Experiencing a long, demanding bike race--and the training that led up to it--brings to mind the training and commitment we must make to life!
Cylinder of Cyrus
  1. Cyrus of Persia: The Words of a Prophet Come to Pass (l) - The cylinder of Cyrus records the remarkable fulfillment of Isaiah's prophecy of the rebuilding of Jerusalem.
Cynicism
  1. Graduating With Hope (l) - I have stopped watching the evening news because of the continual dripping of negativity and criticism. But there is always hope.
Cyprus
  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?
Cyrus
  1. A Ruler's Actions Foretold More Than a Century Before They Happened (l) - Through Isaiah and other prophets, God warned that, unless the nation repented of their idolatry and returned to Him, they would be invaded and forcibly carried away into exile. Perhaps most astonishing, though, is the fact that God foretold the very name of the monarch who would allow the Jews to return from exile and rebuild the temple -- well over a century before it happened!
Czar
  1. May They Rest in Peace (l) - Romanov burial exposes rift in Russia. An attempt to bring closure on one of the most sordid affairs of the 20th century.
Czars
  1. Russia's Time of Troubles (l) - Current troubles only serve to underscore long-standing weaknesses in the Russian system of government. Will Putin have the vision to lead his nation? Will Russians demand a stronger leader?
Czech Republic
  1. EU Pressures Poland and the Czech Republic (l) - The Continent's leaders are refusing to accept that the Lisbon treaty is dead, and are determined to persuade the Czechs and the Poles to complete the process.


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