"F" - Subject Index

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Face to face
  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?
Facebook
  1. Facebook and MySpace (l) - A Young Christian's Guide to Using Social Network Sites.
  2. Dealing With World 2.0 (l) - In today's world you cannot fully censor and control the flow of information.
  3. Caught! On Facebook (l) - Even if you remove material from a Web site, it is cached by search engines and Internet archives. Once you post a picture, a video or text, it is out there, and you cannot get it back. Ever!
  4. 1,200 Facebook Friends—Really? (l) - Some people seem to collect online friends just to see how big they can make their number. But is that real friendship?
  5. The Power of Social Media (l) - I am astounded at the power and influence social media has throughout the world. The best example is what is happening in the Middle East.
  6. Too Much Social Networking? (l) - Facebook we know, but what about Tumblr.com, Last.fm, Fetch, Digg, Twitter, LinkedIn, Foursquare and on and on the list goes? The question: What is essential social networking, and what is too much?
  7. Assault on Facebook! (l) - Facebook receives more than one billion logins each day.
  8. Robots Invade Social Media (l) - A new layer of robotic programming is being developed to help businesses deal with social media queries from customers.
  9. A Good Word (l) - Do your words bring joy to others, or do they cause distress?
  10. Facebook Disliked Among Teens? (l) - As the social media scene expands, teens have more choices and are exiting Facebook.
  11. Facebook Gender Options (l) - What are the implications of gender confusion in society?
  12. Positive Facebook Posts Prove Contagious (l) - The power of positivity measured on social networks.
  13. Vertical News: Secret Facebook Experiment (l) - Facebook experiment without user knowledge causes controversy.
  14. Current Events and Trends May/June 2018 (l) - An overview of events and conditions around the world featured in the May/June 2018 issue of Beyond Today.
Fad diets
  1. Don't Eat Cotton Balls (l) - A dangerous diet fad affecting young people.
Fair dinkum
  1. How "Fair Dinkum" Are You? (l) - Why do you do the things you do? Why do you say the things you say? Are you hiding behind a facade of fears and false values? How real are you?
Fairness
  1. How "Fair Dinkum" Are You? (l) - Why do you do the things you do? Why do you say the things you say? Are you hiding behind a facade of fears and false values? How real are you?
  2. What Can You Do When Life Isn't Fair? (l) - Unfairness seems to pervade life. When unfair circumstances affect you, how can you best respond?
  3. It's Not Fair! (l) - Does life seem unfair to you? Would you like to know one sure way to overcome problems and trials?
  4. The Parable of the Workers - A Fair Wage From a Fair Employer (l) - One of Christ's parables might strike some of us as unfair, but it holds valuable lessons about God's generosity and our need to stick to the course to the end.
  5. Proverbs: Honest Weights and Measures (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  6. Jesus Christ Is the Way Through Your Suffering (l) - Once you come to understand where suffering comes from and why we so often go through trials, you can start working through your suffering. In God's mercy He showed us the key in the Bible. The key is trusting in Jesus Christ.
  7. God is Always Fair (l) - Recognizing that all is not fair in this life is vastly different from accusing God of being unfair.
Faith
  1. How Much Faith Is Enough? (l) - A quiz to see what the Bible says about faith.
  2. When Lightning Strikes Again (l) - As Christians, each of us has a story. God has called each of us to share our faith, not our fears.
  3. Faith (l) - Jesus taught the importance of enduring faith and consistent prayer. Consider the lesson of the parable of the unjust judge.
  4. Miracle in a Dumpster (l) - It was one of the most unlikely places for a miracle to occur. Prayer and persistence paid off.
  5. Act Without Thinking (l) - It seems like strange advice, but come along and you'll see what I mean.
  6. 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"?
  7. 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.
  8. Mary: A Woman of Faith (l) - There are many remarkable events that have taken place in the history of mankind -- and many remarkable people involved in these events.
  9. Faith and Attitude (l) - A big part of what determines the level of our faith is the kind of attitude we adopt.
  10. 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!
  11. Are We Pleasing to God? (l) - Does our Father have expectations of Christian behavior? If so, what are they?
  12. I Am Really Struggling Right Now to Find Work. (l) - I have a severe back problem, which keeps me from doing construction work. I am also unable to collect unemployment, unable to find work and have a mortgage on my house and bills to pay.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Is Belief All That's Required for God's Gift of Salvation? (l) - Eternal life is God's gift, not something any of us deserve or can in any way earn. But does God set conditions for us to receive this gift? It's vitally important to your relationship with God and to your future that you understand!
  16. Why Ask Why? (l) - Have you ever found yourself in a tragic situation and asked God, "Why is this happening to me?"
  17. 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.
  18. Is the Kingdom Here Now? (l) - Although God's people today experience a foretaste of God's coming Kingdom in their lives (see " How Are We 'Translated Into the Kingdom'?"), many scriptures make it clear that the Kingdom of God has not arrived, but will be established on earth in the future.
  19. 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.
  20. The High Priest Essential to Salvation (l) - Hebrews covers the distinctions between the Sinai Covenant and the New Covenant--and the role of God's law in each.
  21. The Crucial Role of Faith (l) - What is faith, and what role does it play in the process of repentance leading to baptism and salvation?
  22. Grace, Faith and Law (l) - Obedience and works related to God's work within us.
  23. Enemies of Faith (l) - Have you ever wondered why we don't see more evidence of faith? The Bible identifies several tendencies that undermine faith.
  24. Introduction: You Can Have Living Faith (l) - Far too many have come to believe that every aspect of life is simply a matter of personal choice, and nothing matters beyond their feelings. Instead of relying on God, they trust only themselves to solve their problems.
  25. Where Does the Story Begin? (l) - When did God begin revealing information about His kingdom to mankind?
  26. Walking on Water: Faith Over Physics (l) - Remember when Peter walked on water, if only for a few moments? Think about this: Physically speaking, what are the chances that a human being could walk on water?
  27. Spiritual Troubleshooting (l) - If only we had as much faith in God as we do in computer science.
  28. Profiles in Faith: Isaiah - A Prophet for Then and Now (l) - The relevance of Isaiah then and now.
  29. Jeroboam: King of the Northern Ten Tribes (l) - The example of Jeroboam, the first king of the ten tribes of Israel.
  30. What Does God Require for Eternal Life? (l) - God promises eternal life to all who believe in and accept Jesus Christ as their Savior. But do we have any responsibility beyond believing?
  31. Miriam: a Lifetime of Faith (l) - Miriam was a prophetess of God, but she too had lessons to learn.
  32. Profiles of Faith: Josiah: A Kingdom Returns to God (l) - If we are willing to mend our ways, Jesus Christ says we can be spiritually prepared for the dangerous times prophesied to come at the end of this age.
  33. Daniel: God Is My Judge (l) - Why would a beloved prophet of God want God to judge him? Doesn't the Bible show that God's judgment is reserved for evil people? Read God's view on this seeming paradox.
  34. David: A Man After God's Heart (l) - God looks at the heart not the outward appearance.
  35. Nehemiah: Portrait of a Leader (l) - In the book bearing his name, Nehemiah records his memoirs. He tells how, against tremendous odds, he accomplished an unimaginably difficult undertaking.
  36. Noah: An Example of Righteousness (l) - The story of Noah.
  37. Profiles of Faith: Hezekiah: A Faithful King (l) - A King reforms his kingdom; a kingdom returns to God.
  38. What Is Faith? (vt) (l) - What is faith and what do you need to believe?
  39. 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.
  40. 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?
  41. Profiles of Faith: James: Half Brother of Jesus (l) - James understood that only by obeying God's laws can mankind experience true freedom- freedom from want, sorrow and suffering, from the degrading and painful consequences of sin. He encourages each of us to be a "doer of the law" (James 4:11).
Faith alone
  1. Martin Luther: The Unfinished Reformation (l) - Five centuries have passed since Martin Luther started the Protestant Reformation and changed the world. What's the story behind the man and the movement he started?
Faith and fear
  1. Defeating Our Fears (l) - At one time or another each of us have experienced fear. When we were children, some of us had a night-light or could not sleep with the door closed. Fear is at the root of many human failures. But God has a solution.
Faith and works
  1. Easter or Passover: Which Is Christian? (l) - Many believe that God's endorsement of Passover ended with Christ's death-and that He has since replaced it with the observance of Easter as a celebration of Christ's resurrection. But is that so?
  2. Is Belief All That's Required for God's Gift of Salvation? (l) - Eternal life is God's gift, not something any of us deserve or can in any way earn. But does God set conditions for us to receive this gift? It's vitally important to your relationship with God and to your future that you understand!
  3. Grace, Faith and Law (l) - Obedience and works related to God's work within us.
  4. Does God Help Those Who Help Themselves? (l) - Does God want us to do our best or to sit back and wait for Him to do it?
Faith based
  1. Election Year Religion (l) - God is "getting a lot of press" lately as the presidential candidates have brought religion into the campaign. Is the U.S. undergoing a significant change? Or are we witnessing politics as usual?
Faith in action
  1. Sarah: A Story of Virtue (l) - Her shortcomings were typical for any day, any epoch, but her virtues are uncontested as an example for women and men forever.
  2. Governor Samuel Ward and His Confession of Faith (l) - One man's devotion to his country and his faith.
  3. Abraham: God's Friend (l) - Christians are encouraged to walk in the steps of Abraham, the father of the faithful. God called Abraham His friend. In the same way, Christ calls us His friends.
  4. Ruth: an example of faith and devotion (l) - Ruth's loyal devotion can inspire us to remain faithful to God, His truth and His Church.
Faith of Christ
  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!
Faith rewarded
  1. Blessings of Abraham, Part 4 - Lessons of Abraham (l) - Abraham's example reverberates throughout the Bible and holds many lessons for us today.
Faith, definition of
  1. The Working Energy of Faith (l) - There is an urge and a rage in people to destroy, to kill and to murder and until all mankind without exception undergoes a great change.
  2. The Meaning of Faith (l) - Faith is attitude, conviction and conduct based on a right relationship with God.
Faith, energy from
  1. The Working Energy of Faith (l) - There is an urge and a rage in people to destroy, to kill and to murder and until all mankind without exception undergoes a great change.
Faith, evidence of
  1. The Book of James: An 'Epistle of Straw'? (l) - Paul wrote, "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith," and we are "created in Christ Jesus to do good works" (Ephesians 2:8, New International Version). James summarized this concept simply and concisely, telling us that "faith without works is dead" (James 2:20).
Faith, examples of
  1. Examples of Living Faith (l) - When we learn how other people have succeeded, we are encouraged that we can triumph as well.
  2. A Stirring Example of Faith (l) - The faithful example of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego.
  3. The Ageless 'Heart Steps' of a Pilgrim's Walk (l) - This coming Thanksgiving in America, the exploits of the Pilgrims and the lessons of pilgrimage can be lost in the holiday shuffle.
  4. God Hasn't Told Me to Leave (l) - "Haiti" can be a state of mind. Life can seem out of control, threatening to overwhelm you. And, right now, all you know is that you want a "one-way ticket" out of despair.
  5. Profiles of Faith: Elijah: Uprooting Evil From the Land (l) - Ancient Israel was sliding even more swiftly into abject paganism. God sent Elijah to reverse this disastrous into heathenism.
  6. Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego (l) - One moment they were relatively safe, even held in great esteem as officials in the government of Babylon. The next moment they were brutally tossed headlong into a inferno.
  7. Abraham: God's Friend (l) - Christians are encouraged to walk in the steps of Abraham, the father of the faithful. God called Abraham His friend. In the same way, Christ calls us His friends.
  8. Gideon: When a Few Make a Majority (l) - Spiritual exercise in overcoming seemingly insurmountable obstacles.
Faith, living
  1. The Working Energy of Faith (l) - There is an urge and a rage in people to destroy, to kill and to murder and until all mankind without exception undergoes a great change.
  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).
Faith, loss of
  1. Introduction (bsc4) (l) - How do we reconcile anguish and suffering with the Bible's portrayal of a loving God? Why would He allow the horrendous miseries that afflict humanity? Does the Bible explain suffering?
  2. Questions and Answers - Jan/Feb 2004 (l) - Questions and answers. Good News Magazine, Jan/Feb 2004.
Faith, meaning of
  1. The Meaning of Faith (l) - Faith is attitude, conviction and conduct based on a right relationship with God.
Faith, need for
  1. How Much Faith Is Enough? (l) - A quiz to see what the Bible says about faith.
Faith, quiz about
  1. How Much Faith Is Enough? (l) - A quiz to see what the Bible says about faith.
Faith, what is
  1. The Meaning of Faith (l) - Faith is attitude, conviction and conduct based on a right relationship with God.
  2. Faith and Fidelity (l) - How essential is faith in our relationship with God?
Faith, women of
  1. Women of Faith (l) - Of all the faithful listed in Hebrews 11, only two are women: Sara and Rahab the harlot. But are there other faithful women in the scriptures and, if so, what can we learn from their examples?
Faith-based
  1. Politics and Religion (l) - Is religion the latest political football in the U.S. presidential election?
Faithful
  1. 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"?
  2. 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?
  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. 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.
Faithful Christians
  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.
Faithful servant
  1. Lessons from the Parables: "Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant" (l) - Jesus Christ gave two parables, of the minas and the talents, that hold crucial lessons about what He expects us to do with what He's given us. Will we learn those lessons?
Faithfulness
  1. 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"?
  2. The Blessings of Abraham (Part 3 of 4) - Abraham's conflict between Isaac and Ishmael (l) - Abraham had many choices to make in his life; he also faced challenges that you and I would never want to face.
  3. Thoughtful Service (l) - What lessons can we learn on the job?
  4. Oh, What a Feeling! (l) - "I'm saved -- I can feel Jesus in my heart!" "I had an awesome experience with the Lord!" "Oh, the Spirit leads me with feelings overwhelming!" Emotion-based religious sentiments seem to be the norm these days -- but is that a good thing?
  5. Point of Wisdom: Royal Virtues (l) - She was just a young adult, but a dedication to serve helped her rule. It can help us too!
  6. Two Questions for a Disciple (l) - Jesus of Nazareth asked two key questions of His disciple Peter -- questions that each of us also must ultimately answer.
  7. I Don't Like Running (I Do It Anyway) (l) - What do you do when you want to quit? How do you convince yourself to forge ahead?
  8. 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!
  9. Man's Best Friend (l) - What qualities is God looking for in a friend?
  10. Faith and Fidelity (l) - How essential is faith in our relationship with God?
  11. Bible Prophecy and You (l) - What is the reward God will give to His faithful servants? Most people assume that good people will go to heaven at death to be with God forever. But is this what the Bible teaches? In this study we'll examine what the Bible reveals about the amazing future God has planned for us.
Fake news
  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.
  2. Is Fake News New? (l) - Fake news can spread like a virus, misleading and deceiving. Could it be affecting your life?
Falcon
  1. Faster Than A Speeding Falcon (l) - New research gives insight into the incredible design of this bird of prey.
Falkland islands
  1. Will Britain Defend the Falklands Yet Again? (l) - What goes around comes around. Scottish independence returns to the front burner of politics in Britain. And so do Argentine intentions to possess the Falkland Islands (they call them Las Malvinas).
  2. The Falkland Islands: One of Great Britain's last colonial possessions (l) - A brief war was fought in 1982 between Britain and Argentina over the Falkland Islands.
Fall feasts
  1. God's Fall Feasts (l) - Do you know the meaning of God's Fall Holy Days?
Fall holydays
  1. The Biblical Map to Jesus Christs Return (l) - Maps show the way from where you are to your final destination. The Bible provides the only spiritual map to our ultimate destiny. Doesn't it make good sense to plan your life's journey by learning how to read the genuine biblical map?
  2. The Inspiring Fall Holy Days (l) - The celebration of the seven biblical Holy Days is a deeply meaningful and joyous experience. The spiritual climax of the year is the fall, when four of God's festivals portray prophesied end-time events.
Fall of angels
  1. What Is the Origin of Satan and Demons? (l) - Sometime after the world was formed, the peaceful harmony in the angelic realm dramatically changed.
Fall of communism
  1. "Mr. Gorbachev, Tear Down This Wall" (l) - This historic demand, delivered by U.S. President Ronald Reagan in front of Berlin's Brandenburg Gate on June 12, 1987, came to symbolize the Eastern European revolt against Communist slavery in 1989. Nearly 2 1/2 years after the president's epochal visit, the Berlin Wall collapsed on Nov. 9, 1989. What are the prophetic implications indicated in God's Word?
Fall of empire
  1. The Handwriting on the Wall (l) - What did that strange message mean for the king of Babylon long ago? What should it mean for you today? You need to understand!
Fall of Rome
  1. Three of the First Horns Plucked Out by the Roots (l) - Who, then, are the three horns plucked up by the roots before the rise of the papacy?
Falling in love
  1. Popular Sexual Myths (l) - Given all the confusion that exists today regarding sex, it's important for us to understand some of the most common but mistaken ideas about this subject. Here are a few of today's myths.
False alarms
  1. Introduction (bsc5) (l) - People sometimes conclude that prophecy is being fulfilled before their eyes. But then unseen factors come into play, events alter course, and trends change. The predicted storm dissipates. False alarms have happened and they will occur again. But one day the storm will hit with full fury.
False apostles
  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. How We Are Tempted (l) - Paul cautioned Christians, having turned from Satan's influence, not to surrender again to it.
False Christianity
  1. Europe and the Church, Part 3: The Early Church (l) - The first Christians expected Jesus Christ to return in their lifetime, bringing an end to the Roman Empire. But the empire was set to continue for many centuries. The relationship between the early Church and the state caused turmoil in the Church and led to the development of a very different church.
  2. Jesus Christ: Victim of Stolen Identity! (l) - Most people understand that Jesus died for our sins, and the details of His illegal crucifixion are well known. But few know that after Jesus' death His identity was stolen! Many well-intentioned believers have fallen for the deception. Could you also be duped?
  3. Comprehending Counterfeit Christianity (l) - Jesus Christ clearly stated: "Take heed that no one deceive you. For many will come in My name . . . and will deceive many" (Matthew 24:4-5).
  4. 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?
  5. The Parable of the Tares: God's Field (l) - I've written about the gardens I used to plant and what I've learned through the many seasons and plantings. Let's consider that God, too, has a garden, a spiritual field -- and what our part is in that.
  6. 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?
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Satan's False Advertising--Even in Christianity (l) - If you could see and meet the devil face to face, what would he look like? He is commonly depicted as a cartoon character in a red suit with a pitchfork or as a hideous-looking ghoul.
  10. A man who would make himself as God (l) - The apostle Paul issued a warning about the spirit of antichrist that would infiltrate the Church.
  11. Visions of Judgement: The Horsemen of Revelation (l) - The "four horsemen of the Apocalypse" -- this latter term being the Greek name for the book of Revelation -- have intrigued Bible readers for centuries. What do they represent? The implications for mankind are staggering. In this first article of a series, we introduce the overall prophecy and look in detail at the first horseman.
  12. Ready to Ride? (l) - Are the Biblical four horseman of the Apocalypse ready to ride?
  13. '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?
False christs
  1. Do Not be Deceived (l) - Many have missed the first warning sign Jesus Christ gave in the Olivet Prophecy. They have fallen prey to religious deception!
False death
  1. Keeping the "Old Man" Buried (l) - In ages past when someone died it wasn't a certainty they were actually dead.
False gospel
  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?
False preditions
  1. 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!
False prophet
  1. Out of Sight -- Out of Mind! (l) - What is the European Union (EU)? This is not such a strange question when you realize that many, if not most, Americans are largely unaware of vitally important EU activities such as the signing of the new Treaty of Rome. Yet Bible prophecy shows that future events in Europe will shock America and the world -- perhaps in the not-too-distant future.
  2. 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?
  3. Are Some Tortured Forever in a Lake of Fire? (l) - Satan, a spirit being, will indeed suffer torment long after the wicked are burned to ashes. The evil angels-demons-will share with Satan his torment (Matthew 25:41). The beast and false prophet will have ceased to exist.
  4. Standing against Christ (l) - Who is the Antichrist?
  5. The Beast, the False Prophet and the Antichrist (l) - What does Bible prophecy tell us about the mysterious figures called the Beast, the False Prophet and the Antichrist? How can we understand?
  6. The Perfect Prophetic Storm (l) - The Bible prophecies a time when two earthshaking events will combine to overwhelm humanity. What are these two events, these prophectic storms?
  7. Religious Deception in the Post Modern World (l) - How will the sophisticated people of the Western world be deceived?
False prophets
  1. Signs and Lying Wonders: Will You Be Deceived? (l) - Bible history and prophecy show that not all miracles are from God. At the end time, there will be counterfeit miracles to deceive the nations and, if possible, even God's people.
  2. Be Not Deceived! (l) - Here are seven steps to avoid being deceived in these last days!
  3. Religious Nuts (l) - The terms may vary from place to place, but it seems every society and every generation has had some experience with those who are deviant thinkers.
  4. Failed Rapture and Doomsday Prediction - Again (l) - The end of the world didn't happen.
  5. Are You Following a False Teacher? (l) - The Devil has invaded professing Christian churches on a dramatic scale unbeknownst to their multitude of followers.
  6. Comprehending Counterfeit Christianity (l) - Jesus Christ clearly stated: "Take heed that no one deceive you. For many will come in My name . . . and will deceive many" (Matthew 24:4-5).
  7. Is Our Mass Media Leading Us Astray (l) - Mass media wields tremendous power and influence over today's society and culture. And often that influence is not good. In fact, it's much like the false prophets of ancient biblical days.
  8. Satan: The Great Seducer (l) - Satan uses people to deceive other people. He especially likes to use people who seem, from outward appearances, to be trustworthy.
  9. 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).
  10. 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.
  11. Visions of Judgment: The Horsemen of Revelation (l) - The "four horsemen of the Apocalypse"-- this latter term being the Greek name for the book of Revelation--have intrigued Bible readers for centuries. What do they represent? The implications for mankind are staggering. In this first article of a series, we introduce the overall prophecy and look in detail at the first horseman.
  12. Do Not be Deceived (l) - Many have missed the first warning sign Jesus Christ gave in the Olivet Prophecy. They have fallen prey to religious deception!
  13. 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).
False religion
  1. Radical Islam: An Arc of Extremism That Threatens the Globe (l) - In an Aug. 1 speech, British Prime Minister Tony Blair warned of an "arc of extremism" that extends across much of the Islamic world posing a very real threat to Western civilization. How great is this threat, and where is it leading?
  2. A False Religious System (l) - Symbolically, God calls this harlot city--with her intimate but corrupt entanglements in international affairs--Babylon the Great. Her cultural and religious roots go back to ancient Babylon.
  3. Europe and the Church, Part 5: The Identity of the Little Horn (l) - Who is the little horn of Daniel 7:8, the horn with "eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking pompous words"? Since this article is the fifth in a series that began in the May 2008 issue, readers should be aware that some of the content builds on information explained in previous installments.
  4. The Middle East: Ground Zero of Bible Prophecy (l) - Only a century ago the Middle East was a relatively peaceful and tranquil area. Today it's the most volatile region of the world, with the possibility of war breaking out at any minute. You need to understand why this change happened, where Bible prophecy indicates things are headed and what it means for you!
  5. Are You Following a False Teacher? (l) - The Devil has invaded professing Christian churches on a dramatic scale unbeknownst to their multitude of followers.
  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. The Destruction of Satan's Kingdom (l) - When will God put an end to wickedness? When will He eliminate Satan's influence? When will man's inhumanity to his fellowman cease?
  8. Visions of Judgment: The Horsemen of Revelation (l) - The "four horsemen of the Apocalypse"-- this latter term being the Greek name for the book of Revelation--have intrigued Bible readers for centuries. What do they represent? The implications for mankind are staggering. In this first article of a series, we introduce the overall prophecy and look in detail at the first horseman.
  9. The Devil's Role in Religion (l) - The devil plays an immense role in the religions of mankind. Only those who ask for God's help as the diligently study the Bible and compare their beliefs to what it teaches can hope to overcome the deceptions that are so prevalent in today's religious organizations and fellowships.
  10. Ghouls, Ghosts and Goblins (l) - The origin and meaning of Halloween.
  11. Ready to Ride? (l) - Are the Biblical four horseman of the Apocalypse ready to ride?
False teachers
  1. Satan: The Great Seducer (l) - Satan uses people to deceive other people. He especially likes to use people who seem, from outward appearances, to be trustworthy.
  2. 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.
  3. The Devil's Role in Religion (l) - The devil plays an immense role in the religions of mankind. Only those who ask for God's help as the diligently study the Bible and compare their beliefs to what it teaches can hope to overcome the deceptions that are so prevalent in today's religious organizations and fellowships.
  4. The Role of Satan in the End Time (l) - The Bible speaks of a supernatural being performing supernatural feats just before Jesus Christ comes to this earth a second time. Do you know what the Scriptures say this deceiver will do? How will his actions affect teens?
False witness
  1. Proverbs: A Truthful Witness (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  2. 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.
Family
  1. Will the Family Survive? (l) - The family definitely needs help. The overwhelming pressures against it seem insurmountable. The family is surrounded and beleaguered on all fronts, from media to finances to school and finally by the subtle undermining of culture. Can these influences be counteracted?
  2. 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.
  3. Does Father Know Best? (l) - Research shows that children without a father tend to be less settled and more insecure. Now is the time to break that cycle of distant and damaged family relationships wherever they exist.
  4. Me, Us, Them: My Journey to Wife and Motherhood (l) - Marriage and family brings broadened perspective.
  5. The Mystery of Human Existence: Why Are You Here? (l) - What is the meaning of life? Why were you born? What is your ultimate destiny? There is a real answer to these questions. The Creator God made you for an awesome purpose -- a purpose He has revealed in the Bible.
  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. The Ultimate Purpose of the Family (l) - Do you know the ultimate purpose for the family? When you know that purpose, it can transform your family's relationships!
  8. What's Behind America's Growing Dependency Society? (l) - Has America become a nation dependent on government handouts? The evidence increasingly points that way.
  9. What's the Purpose of Family? (l) - What is God's purpose for families? It's spelled out in the Bible, but most overlook it.
  10. 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.
  11. All Lives Matter (l) - Tension, rioting, shootings, violence and unrest not seen in decades is ratcheting up. What's behind all this division, what's a Christian to think and what's the way forward?
  12. What Is God's Family Model? (l) - As the family goes, so goes a nation. The family model undergirds all peace-loving societies. It was instituted by God for a grand purpose and will live on forever!
  13. 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!
  14. The Juggling Act (l) - Working mothers, do you feel guilty?
  15. Just For Youth: What Teens Wish Their Parents Knew (l) - Parents, did you know your teens often want you to say no?
  16. 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.
  17. Is Your Family Manipulated by Mass Media? (l) - Does your family properly use electronic mass media? Or do you let the media abuse you? Here are 10 principles to help you regain control and stamp out media abuse.
  18. Forget About Being Normal (l) - Almost everybody wants to be considered normal. But what is normal? Should we always want to be normal?
  19. What Happened to the Family Meal? (l) - Here's why it's worth saving - and what you can do to save it.
  20. What's So Special About Families? (l) - Some suggest a family should be defined as any group living together in the same household. Is this valid? Before we throw away our traditional view, perhaps we should consider what we would lose in the process.
  21. God's Purpose for Sex and Marriage (l) - When and how did sex and marriage originate and for what purpose?
Family advice
  1. Family Resources for You and Your Children (l) - Subscribe to the Good News or Vertical Thought magazines for regular advice on marriage and family. The church of God also provides Sabbath School lessons for younger children and Teen Bible Study Guides available for parents.
Family and career
  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.
Family and government
  1. Change Is Coming: Five Ways Jesus Christ Will Change Government Forever (l) - Politicians try to win votes with promises of change. Yet all too often nothing really changes or we end up with even bigger problems. However, that doesn't mean great change isn't coming. Your Bible reveals how monumental government change will come about!
Family and marriage
  1. God's Intent for Marriage (l) - Marriage between a man and woman is one thing, but does God have even a bigger marriage plan?
Family Bible study
  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.
Family conversation
  1. Dinner Time: The Perfect Time to Rebuild Family Togetherness (l) - Competing pressures and priorities may be making dinners together a thing of the past for many families. If this is happening to you, perhaps you need to think about what you're really missing!
Family crises
  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.
Family culture
  1. Can You Break the Cycle of Generational Dysfunction? (l) - Often some of our deepest personal problems are rooted in something we can't control-dysfunctional family behavioral patterns that came before us. But we can control our choices, and each of us can choose life and good things!
Family death
  1. Even So, Come, Lord Jesus! (l) - Facing family tragedy, there was a haunting familiarity in my grief. What I've learned has changed my outlook on the world, and the future.
Family dining
  1. Dinner Time: The Perfect Time to Rebuild Family Togetherness (l) - Competing pressures and priorities may be making dinners together a thing of the past for many families. If this is happening to you, perhaps you need to think about what you're really missing!
Family farm
  1. The Empty Nest (l) - Society has changed a great deal ever since farming stopped being the norm for families. But how has the family dynamic changed as a result?
Family foundation
  1. What's at the Heart of National Problems? (l) - In the Bible we find page after page of God's warnings to ancient Israel of the inevitable negative consequences of national and individual sins. But are we any different? Is there a message here for us today?
Family gossip
  1. Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones (l) - It seems people just naturally like to talk about people. But does what we say help or harm our relationships?
Family government
  1. God's Good Government (l) - God's good government will never fully exist on this earth until Jesus Christ returns to rule as King of Kings. But God wants us to try to do better every day.
  2. God's Good Government(2) (l) - God's good government will never fully exist on this earth until Jesus Christ returns to rule as King of Kings. But God wants us to try to do better every day.
Family honor
  1. Family Honor (l) - While our family name is important, it is not the only name that we must honor and protect.
Family influence
  1. Timothy Was Blessed for His Mother's and Grandmother's Faithfulness (l) - The apostle Paul reminds us that even one parent or grandparent can have great influence on a family.
Family legacy
  1. 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.
Family man
  1. "Fatherhood" (l) - A poem about fatherhood.
Family meal
  1. Whatever Happened to the Family Meal? (l) - Can eating together improve relationships in your family? With a little effort and planning our mealtimes ... it just might.
Family meals
  1. In the News Jan/Mar 2005 (l) - In the news ... Jan-March 2005
  2. Dining and Drugs: The Surprising Correlation (l) - The more often children and teens eat dinner with their families, the less likely they are to smoke, consume alcohol or use drugs.
  3. Reviving the Family Meal (l) - Mealtime is important family time -- and not just on special occasions!
  4. It's Suppertime! (l) - Spending time together at dinner is a valuable step in strengthening bonds between family members. What steps can your family take to get the most out of it?
  5. In the News... January 2010 (l) - Items in the new. January 2010.
  6. Family Mealtime Benefits (l) - A recent study helps exemplify the benefits of shared family meals.
Family model
  1. What Is God's Family Model? (l) - As the family goes, so goes a nation. The family model undergirds all peace-loving societies. It was instituted by God for a grand purpose and will live on forever!
Family 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. Do Some Verses Deny a Divine Family? (l) - As this booklet explains, the Bible reveals that the one God is a family, presently consisting of God the Father and God the Son, Jesus Christ. And God is in the process of adding to the divine family multitudes of others - eventually all human beings who are willing and who faithfully choose to follow God's way.
  3. 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!
  4. 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.
  5. We Are But Man (l) - Whether wealthy elite or ragged vagabond, without Christ in us we are but man.
Family peace
  1. How to Make Peace With Your Mother-in-Law (l) - Your mother-in-law may mean well, but sometimes it is difficult to get past what feels like an invasion into your marriage. So what can you do?
Family reading
  1. Reading Together (l) - When family members read aloud together, lots of good things happen including learning, laughter and love.
Family relations
  1. Sibling Rivalry! Causes and Cures (l) - How do you know whether you have sibling rivalry or not? How can you survive it?
Family relationships
  1. Finding the Path to a Happy Family (l) - God didn't create the family relationship and then leave us to stumble blindly trying to find the best way to make it work. The keys for family happiness and success are revealed in the Scriptures.
Family roles
  1. "Parent One" and "Parent Two": The Unraveling of the Traditional Family (l) - A war is under way against marriage and family. Who is behind it? How is the battle being waged? What are the stakes? And who will ultimately win?
Family stability
  1. 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.
Family structure
  1. The Luangwa Elephants: A Lesson for All (l) - Depredations of the elephant herds of northern Zambia by poaching led to a breakdown of the social structure of these magnificent creatures. Their experience holds sad and sobering lessons for people as well.
Family time
  1. What Are You Doing With Your Time? (l) - Rich or poor, old or young, male or female, we all have the same amount of one thing--time. How we use it will largely determine how far we'll go in life and in our relationship with our Creator.
Family tradition
  1. Whatever Happened to the Family Meal? (l) - Can eating together improve relationships in your family? With a little effort and planning our mealtimes ... it just might.
Family traditions
  1. Reviving the Family Meal (l) - Mealtime is important family time -- and not just on special occasions!
Family values
  1. Who Will Win the Battle Over Marriage? (l) - Family values are changing dramatically. Television and other forms of media promote wrong values that undermine marital relationships. Who and what is behind this subtle, seductive battle over marriage, and why?
  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.
Family, definition of
  1. What's so Special About Families? (l) - Some modern visionaries are now suggesting that the definition of family is any group of people living together in the same household regardless of blood connection or sex. But before we throw away the traditional view, shouldn't we consider what we would lose in the process?
Family, dysfunctional
  1. Can You Break the Cycle of Generational Dysfunction? (l) - Often some of our deepest personal problems are rooted in something we can't control-dysfunctional family behavioral patterns that came before us. But we can control our choices, and each of us can choose life and good things!
Family, getting along with
  1. (l) - Could you use some advice about how to better get along with members of your family -- your parents, your brothers, your sisters? This issue of Youth United focuses on these very issues.
Family, lesson of
  1. What's so Special About Families? (l) - Some modern visionaries are now suggesting that the definition of family is any group of people living together in the same household regardless of blood connection or sex. But before we throw away the traditional view, shouldn't we consider what we would lose in the process?
Famine
  1. A Return to Eden: When Hunger and Disease Disappear (l) - The plight of the sick, poor and hungry makes us long for the day when a real utopia spreads around the earth!
  2. Worldwide Food Crisis (l) - You have likely heard of the global food crisis. You might even have already encountered rationing of goods you wanted to buy! What you haven't heard is the unique perspective that this article will give you.
  3. What's Behind the Growing Food Crisis? (l) - Growing shortages around the world are driving up the price of food. For hundreds of millions this could lead to hunger or starvation. What's behind the global food crisis, and how can it be resolved?
  4. A Return to Eden: An End to Hunger and Disease (l) - The plight of the sick, poor and hungry makes us long for the day when a real utopia will spread around the earth!
  5. Coming Food Crises Threaten Mankind (l) - According to Newsweek, "None of the factors that drove the global food crises in 2008 have gone away" (Dec. 7, 2009). And The Economist stated that "1 billion people will go to bed hungry" (Nov. 21, 2009). But hold on to your hats. The Bible clearly tells us that present conditions are slated to get a lot worse before they get better.
  6. 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?
  7. World News & Trends March 2011 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. March 2011
  8. Famine Stalks the Earth (l) - From time to time, experts in many different fields and disciplines issue urgent warnings of famines to come.
  9. 200 million fewer hungry than in 1990 (l) - In the mid-20th century, food shortages and hunger were a big concern. Some progress has since been made, but hunger has yet to be eradicated.
  10. The Population Explosion and Prophecy (l) - The population explosion is a fact of life. But little have people realized that these circumstances are leading to the fulfillment of end-time prophecies-ultimately bringing the solutions to a troubled world that only God in His mercy can provide.
  11. Jesus Christ's Olivet Prophecy: Where Are We Now? (l) - Jesus Christ, in the Olivet Prophecy, predicted several major trends that would increase and intensify before His return.
  12. Story Flow of the Book of Revelation (l) - Story flow of the book of Revelation.
  13. World News Review Dec 2002 (l) - World news review. December 2002.
  14. The Population Bomb Keeps Ticking Away (l) - Should we celebrate that the world's population now tops six billion-or should we be alarmed? The population explosion portends problems that may crescendo into the end of this present age!
  15. Coming Calamities: Does God Offer Protection? (l) - Where will you be when terror strikes the nations? Does God offer safety for anyone? Will He care about you when your fellow man doesn't?
  16. The Horsemen of Revelation: The Black Horse of Famine (l) - The food-rich countries' potential to feed the entire planet makes it hard to imagine a famine extensive enough to thrust the earth into a global crisis. Yet the third seal of Revelation 6, employing the symbol of a black horse, describes just such a horrifying scene. How could this happen? What would be its consequences?
  17. Visions of Judgment: The Ride of the Third Horseman -- Famine (l) - With the potential for the food-producing countries to feed the entire globe, it's hard to imagine how famine could grip the earth in the crisis that ends the age. Yet, the third seal opens to a horrifying scene of food scarcity that leads to global famine. How could this happen? What will be the result?
Famine of the word
  1. Preparing for a Famine of the Word of God (l) - Today the Bible -- God's written Word -- is so widely available, it's hard to understand how rare it was in the past, or how scarce God's Word might be in the future. What should we do to prepare for what God calls a coming "famine of the Word"?
  2. 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.
Famine threat
  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.
Famiy Day
  1. Pope Benedict XVI Puts His Church "on Edge" (l) - In the last two years, Pope Benedict's clear positions on controversial issues appear to have given the Roman Catholic Church an "edgy" new decisiveness.
Famous Bible believers
  1. Believers in the Bible (l) - Great people who were believers in the Bible.
Fanatics
  1. Religious Nuts (l) - The terms may vary from place to place, but it seems every society and every generation has had some experience with those who are deviant thinkers.
Fannie Mae
  1. The Housing Bubble: Making of a Banking Crisis? (l) - The housing market has buoyed the economy in recent times. But this growth has been spurred in part by increasingly risky loans. What happens when the bubble bursts?
Fantasy
  1. (l) - questions and answers represent issues of interest to young people who want sound biblical advice.
  2. How Movies Move Us (l) - Almost everyone enjoys seeing a movie on occasion. But how does it affect you? More importantly, how do you decide which ones to see?
  3. 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.
  4. Vantage Point: The Supernatural and Disasters (l) - Unfortunately, most of humankind have ignored or outright rejected God's way of living and are now beginning to suffer a new and frightful round of consequences.
  5. Gargoyles, Ghouls, Ghosts and Goblins? (l) - Does our modern world take the spirit realm too lightly?
  6. The Bible and Harry Potter (l) - Is the occult fantasy of Harry Potter just innocent fun?
Farm living
  1. Fewer Allergies Among Amish Farm Kids (l) - A recent study finds that Amish kids raised on farms in northern Indiana have less asthma and allergies even than Swiss youngsters who grow up on farms and who have traditionally been remarkably allergy-free.
Farming in Africa
  1. What's Behind the Growing Food Crisis? (l) - Growing shortages around the world are driving up the price of food. For hundreds of millions this could lead to hunger or starvation. What's behind the global food crisis, and how can it be resolved?
Farms
  1. The Empty Nest (l) - Society has changed a great deal ever since farming stopped being the norm for families. But how has the family dynamic changed as a result?
Fascism
  1. Fascism Returns to Europe (l) - Today, no extremist party calls itself fascist, but whatever the name, fascism is still the game.
Fascists
  1. Extreme Right Reappears in Central Europe (l) - A disillusionment with democracy and worries about immigrants are fueling the growth of right-wing parties.
Fashion
  1. In the News Apr/Jun 2006 (l) - In the news - April 2006
Fast food
  1. Fast-Food Fanciers (l) - If your food consumption includes large amounts of fast-food, you would be wise to cut back.
Fasting
  1. Fasting: A Spiritual Power Tool! (l) - Three earlier articles in this series covered prayer, Bible study and thinking or meditation. Along with those spiritual tools, we need to frequently combine this fourth tool -- fasting.
  2. What Are You Doing With Your Time? (l) - Rich or poor, old or young, male or female, we all have the same amount of one thing--time. How we use it will largely determine how far we'll go in life and in our relationship with our Creator.
  3. Building a Better Relationship With God (l) - Here are five tools that can help us build a stronger, closer friendship with God.
  4. 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?
  5. Set Your Anchors! (l) - Several precarious boating experiences brought home the spiritual lessons of having a strong and secure anchor! Here are six ways to stay firmly attached to God's anchor.
  6. Five Tools for Dealing With Trials (l) - What can you do when you have tried everything to solve a problem? Here are five tools to help turn trials into godly character.
  7. Mini Bible Study: How to Build a Close Relationship With God (l) - In previous studies we've covered many aspects of understanding God. This study is a step beyond, showing how to really know God through developing a close personal and intimate relationship with Him.
  8. What Does the Day of Atonement Have to Do With Jesus Christ? (l) - What does an ancient Old Testament ceremony involving two goats have to do with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ? Furthermore, are Christians to fast on this Holy Day?
  9. Fasting: A Spiritual Power Tool (l) - The Bible shows us that many notable figures spent time in fasting--going without food and drink. God even commands us to fast at least one day each year. What does fasting teach us, and how can we use this tool for growth?
  10. How to Stir Up God's Spirit (l) - The apostle Paul admonished members in one of the churches he started, "Do not quench the Spirit" (1 Thessalonians 5:19). He also urged the young evangelist Timothy: "Stir up [rekindle into flame] the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind" (2 Timothy 1:6-7).
  11. What Does the Bible Teach About Fasting? (l) - Fasting - going without food and water- is mentioned often in the Bible. What can we learn from the examples we are given?
Fat
  1. In the News April 2010 (l) - News of interest to teens and young adults from a biblical perspective. April 2010
  2. Fast-Food Fanciers (l) - If your food consumption includes large amounts of fast-food, you would be wise to cut back.
Fatah
  1. After Arafat (l) - A second contentious dispute between Yasir Arafat and a second prime minister over the control of the Palestinian Security Services shows the world what kind of leader Arafat is -- and what the Palestinian Authority will be like when he is gone.
  2. World News Review February 2006 (l) - World News - Feb. 2006
  3. The Palestinian People: Poorly Prepared for Statehood (l) - In spite of its UN bid for statehood, the Palestinian Authority (PA) remains thoroughly corrupt and dysfunctional.
Fate of non-Christians
  1. Are the Thousands Who Perished in the Tsunami Lost Forever? (l) - What is the ultimate fate of the almost 300,000 men, women and children who lost their lives in the Indian Ocean tsunami?
Fate of the wicked
  1. Will the Torment of the Wicked Last Forever? (l) - Will the wicked be tormented forever in hell?
Father
  1. A Few Good Men in Some Honorable Roles (l) - Often people look at the outward appearance of a man to judge who he is. However, only God's standards should be used to discover the real man within.
  2. 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.
  3. Message in a Song (l) - Being away from home and family as a young teen for a couple of weeks had a way of making me miss those things I took for granted, in particular my Dad.
Father and Son
  1. "There Is One God, the Father...and One Lord, Jesus Christ" (l) - A number of scriptural passages identify Jesus Christ as God along with God the Father. Yet some contend that the apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 8 denied the divinity of Christ in applying the distinction God exclusively to the Father. Let's consider what Paul was actually saying here - and what he wasn't.
Father knows best
  1. What Is God's Family Model? (l) - As the family goes, so goes a nation. The family model undergirds all peace-loving societies. It was instituted by God for a grand purpose and will live on forever!
  2. From Father Knows Best to 'No Father is Best' (l) - Psychologists have asserted that fathers are not essential to the healthy development of children. Do fathers do more harm than good?
Father's day
  1. Message in a Song (l) - Being away from home and family as a young teen for a couple of weeks had a way of making me miss those things I took for granted, in particular my Dad.
Father's example
  1. My Father's Saw (l) - The feel of it in my hands brought back memories of a hard-working man who cared for his family. It also reminded me of the hope for the future.
  2. My Father's Saw(2) (l) - The feel of it in my hands brought back memories of a hard-working man who cared for his family. It also reminded me of the hope for the future.
Father's shadow
  1. A Big Shadow (l) - We all have a bigger shadow to stand in. Is that a good or a bad thing?
Father's wisdom
  1. Thoughts From Dad (l) - Three letters of wisdom from a pastor to his three children about using your talents, honoring your parents and overlooking the mistakes of others.
Father, having no
  1. From Father Knows Best to 'No Father is Best' (l) - Psychologists have asserted that fathers are not essential to the healthy development of children. Do fathers do more harm than good?
Fatherhood
  1. "Fatherhood" (l) - A poem about fatherhood.
  2. Where Have All the Young Men Gone? (l) - What has happened to masculinity? How can a boy grow up and become a real man in a hostile world?
  3. A Big Shadow (l) - We all have a bigger shadow to stand in. Is that a good or a bad thing?
  4. Father in the House (l) - What does the Bible have to say about our relationship with our Heavenly Father?
  5. 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.
Fatherless
  1. What Happens When Fathers Are Not Around? (l) - In Western societies more children than ever are growing up without a father.
  2. What Happened to Dad? (l) - Father's role is disparaged in media, many times making him out to be a bumbling, inept fool.
  3. 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.
  4. "A Father to the Fatherless (l) - I want to share with you a remarkable example of a man now dead, whose memory lives in the heart of the fatherless, and whose legacy can be a tool for understanding our role in future events.
Fatherless boys
  1. From Father Knows Best to 'No Father is Best' (l) - Psychologists have asserted that fathers are not essential to the healthy development of children. Do fathers do more harm than good?
Fatherless children
  1. The Epidemic of Missing Fathers (l) - The most consequential social trend of our time is the dramatic increase in the number of children growing up in father-absent families.
Fathers
  1. Does Father Know Best? (l) - Research shows that children without a father tend to be less settled and more insecure. Now is the time to break that cycle of distant and damaged family relationships wherever they exist.
  2. Where Have All the Fathers Gone? (l) - A devastating epidemic is leaving a trail of broken hearts and broken dreams in its wake. What is this tragic outbreak? It's the epidemic of disappearing fathers, who are sorely needed.
  3. What Happens When Fathers Are Not Around? (l) - In Western societies more children than ever are growing up without a father.
  4. What Happened to Dad? (l) - Father's role is disparaged in media, many times making him out to be a bumbling, inept fool.
  5. Why Are Fathers Important? (l) - Dr. Ross Parke is a distinguished professor of psychology at the University of California at Riverside . He has more than 30 years of experience researching and writing about fatherhood and is the father of seven children. He is the author of Fatherhood (1966) and co-author of Throwaway Dads(1999).
  6. Hey, Dad, Remember Me? (l) - That question burned deeply in the young woman's heart. And she didn't feel her prayers to a Father in heaven would connect. What can a person in this predicament do?
  7. 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.
  8. The Dynamic Influence a Father Has on a Daughter (l) - How can we ensure that our daughters have the best chance of leading successful lives?
  9. Fathers Vital to Healthy Development of Children (l) - Recent research from Canada confirms the importance of the father in the life of a child.
  10. Proverbs: A Father's Training (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  11. 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.
  12. The Epidemic of Missing Fathers (l) - The most consequential social trend of our time is the dramatic increase in the number of children growing up in father-absent families.
  13. From Father Knows Best to "No Father Is Best:" (l) - The American Psychological Association published an article asserting that fathers are not essential in the healthy development of children! In fact, they claim, fathers do more harm than good!
  14. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - Sep/Oct 1999 (l) - A brief synopsis of world events. September/October 1999.
  15. Do You Know Your Father? (l) - A physical father is a type of our spiritual Father. How can we come to understand our spiritual Father better?
  16. Time to Be a Father (l) - Is your father "Superman"? Remembering your Father and how you and he can strengthen that relationship.
  17. In Search of Heroic Leadership (l) - God places great and grave responsibility on the shoulders of the leadership. We must all share the responsibility for the condition of the world, our nation, our church, our families.
  18. SMBC and Disposable Fathers (l) - Family structure is constantly changing. We cannot afford to assume that different is better. Tampering with God's design will bring catastrophic results.
Fathers and daughters
  1. Playing the 'Dad Card' (l) - Fathers, you may not realize it, but you matter more to your daughter than any other man. Why is that? Why is it so important to her future? And how seriously do you take this crucial responsibility?
  2. Secrets of Strong Fathers (l) - Practical information on how you can build your father-daughter relationship.
Fathers, need for
  1. In the News Jul/Sep 2004 (l) - In the news... July/September 2004
Fathers, value of
  1. From Father Knows Best to 'No Father is Best' (l) - Psychologists have asserted that fathers are not essential to the healthy development of children. Do fathers do more harm than good?
Fatima
  1. Lourdes, Fatima and Medjugorje Show Modern Attraction of Signs (l) - In today's skeptical world, and on the most secular continent, there is still evidence of man's innate attraction to signs and miracles. Consider three European sites that attract millions of visitors.
Fatima Vision
  1. World News Review July 2000 (l) - World News Review - July 2000
Fatwa
  1. Islamist Attacks Australian Police after Fatwa (l) - Government officials in Australia say the threat is real.
Favoritism
  1. Playing Favorites (l) - We can joke about favorite children, but it is not a joke to those who are not favorites. Understand how every person is special with God.
Fear
  1. Defeating Our Fears (l) - At one time or another each of us have experienced fear. When we were children, some of us had a night-light or could not sleep with the door closed. Fear is at the root of many human failures. But God has a solution.
  2. Do It Anyway (l) - There is a country song by Martina McBride called "Anyway." It is about not being afraid to go forward even if things don't always turn out as we think they should. Sometimes the strength to go on comes from the human spirit. Sometimes it takes more.
  3. Peace: The Hunger of Human Hearts (l) - The apostle Paul, locked in a depressing prison cell, wrote, "I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content." He reminded his readers that they also could have "God's peace, which is far beyond human understanding." You too can have this unique contentment and peace!
  4. Fear and Depression: Conquer Them With These Crucial Keys (l) - Feeling anxious and depressed? With the world and the economy in such bad shape, it's no wonder such feelings are common. What can you do to combat these negative ways of thinking? Use these five keys to help!
  5. Resisting the Roaring Lion (l) - Fear -- that raw emotion of dread, terror, fright or panic -- can be pervasive. If uncontrolled, fear can drown out reason, facts and faith. Can it be defeated?
  6. "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.
  7. Hope, Fear and the End of the World (l) - Why can't there be world peace? All we get is war and fear. What we want is truth and hope.
  8. Do We Need to Fear World Events? (l) - A dangerous and darkening world can lead to constant anxiety. How do we cope?
  9. The Power of the Holy Spirit (l) - Is your life ruled by fear and uncertainty? Do you feel disconnected from God and unsure of how to improve your life? Learn how God's Spirit can powerfully transform your life.
  10. The Fruit of the Spirit - Peace: The Hunger of Human Hearts (l) - The apostle Paul, locked in a depressing prison cell, wrote, "I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content." He reminded his readers that they also could have "God's peace, which is far beyond human understanding." You too can have this unique contentment and peace!
  11. Enemies of Faith (l) - Have you ever wondered why we don't see more evidence of faith? The Bible identifies several tendencies that undermine faith.
  12. The Fear of God (l) - The Bible speaks often of the need to fear God. But what does this mean? What should it look like in our lives?
  13. Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled (l) - When the storms and problems of life seem overwhelming, where can we turn for hope and encouragement?
  14. The Bible's Keys to Mental Health (l) - Why are mental problems and disabilities on the rise? Could it be that we overlook the Bible's keys to healthy, positive thinking?
  15. 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.
  16. Biblical Solutions to Anxiety (l) - What the Bible says about worry and anxiety.
  17. 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.
  18. Dealing With Fear (l) - "Do not be afraid of sudden terror, nor of trouble from the wicked when it comes".
Fear and love
  1. Fear Factor (l) - We live in an age of fear, but God promises relief from worry and despair for those who follow Him.
Fear as enslavement
  1. 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.
Fear God
  1. Wagon of Rocks (l) - Years ago Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong admonished us to simplify our lives. I think most of us are still working on this, trying to find our rhythm.
Fear of commitment
  1. 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?
Fear of death
  1. Should Christians Fear Death? (l) - In a world that doesn't value life, can we have a proper understanding of death?
Fear of God
  1. Proverbs: A Way That Seems Right (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
Fear, dealing with
  1. Dealing With Fear (l) - "Do not be afraid of sudden terror, nor of trouble from the wicked when it comes".
  2. A Solution to Fear (l) - There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.
Fearfully made
  1. Connection Between Smoking and Loss of Vision (l) - New study provides correlation between macular degeneration and smoking cigarettes.
Fears
  1. 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.
  2. Mindsets -- A Set Mind (l) - We can carry around problems for most of our lives without realizing what kind of mindset we're developing. With God's help, we can overcome these mindsets and change our inner man to prepare for the Kingdom.
Feast days
  1. Feast Days God Despises (l) - While we all think we are honoring God with the days we keep, history shows it's not always true.
  2. God's Blueprint of Salvation Revealed (l) - God designed seven distinct annual festivals that together portray a system of salvation for all humankind. This amazing knowledge can change your life now and forever.
  3. Does It Matter to God? (l) - We can take great comfort in the meaning of God's days of worship, since they represent the magnificent plan of God, who will give every human an opportunity to understand and accept His way of life either now or, for the majority of human beings, in an age yet to come.
Feast days, annual
  1. 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?
Feast locations 2004
  1. (l) - Dates and locations for observing the Feast of Tabernacles in 2004.
Feast of firstfruits
  1. Pentecost (l) - Pentecost is the anniversary of the beginning of Christianity under the New Covenant. It was on Pentecost that God first made His Spirit available to all who would repent.
Feast of ingathering
  1. The Feast of Tabernacles (bsc12) (l) - The joyful Feast of Ingathering represents the time during which God will gather the great harvest of humanity into His family.
Feast of pentecost
  1. The Biblical Festivals That Reveal God's Plan of Salvation (l) - Sin has cut humanity off from God and brought the ultimate penalty of death. But God has a plan to heal the broken relationship and save mankind. That plan is revealed in a series of annual reminders-the festivals of God found in the Bible.
  2. Pentecost (l) - Pentecost is the anniversary of the beginning of Christianity under the New Covenant. It was on Pentecost that God first made His Spirit available to all who would repent.
Feast of Tabernacles
  1. The Biblical Festivals That Show How God Will Bring World Peace (l) - Will mankind ever experience lasting peace? Humanity's track record isn't very good. But a series of biblical feasts reveals how God will indeed bring lasting world peace!
  2. You Go! I Am Coming! (l) - God provided a blueprint for us to follow through His Holy Days. As we honor them, we honor God. Through the keeping of these days, we demonstrate our belief in God and Christ guiding our footsteps.
  3. A Statue Comes to Life! (l) - The setting: the United Nations gardens in New York City. The plot: a dream symbolized by a statue becomes reality. The cast of characters: being chosen now...
  4. Knowing God for the First Time (l) - A time is coming when all mankind will come to know God. But meanwhile, through His festivals, God offers us the opportunity to experience now what the whole world will experience in the future.
  5. The Better Travel Plan (l) - God set up a financial system that allows us to have maximum enjoyment while keeping His annual Feast of Tabernacles.
  6. Take a Listening Heart to the Feast (l) - When you see or hear the word "feast," what comes to mind? To members of our Church, the word relates to a wonderful yearly festival, the biblical observance of the Feast of Tabernacles.
  7. The Biblical Festivals That Reveal God's Plan of Salvation (l) - Sin has cut humanity off from God and brought the ultimate penalty of death. But God has a plan to heal the broken relationship and save mankind. That plan is revealed in a series of annual reminders-the festivals of God found in the Bible.
  8. Can You Know God's Plan? (l) - Only a few realize that these biblical festivals are a teaching tool God uses to reveal His plan.
  9. The Millennium Pictured by the Feast of Tabernacles (l) - The seven-day Feast of Tabernacles pictures the coming Millennium.
  10. Is Thanksgiving Rooted in a Biblical Festival? (l) - Historians and Jewish sources point out that America's Thanksgiving holiday may not have been a totally new celebration-but that its roots may go back thousands of years to the biblical Feast of Tabernacles.
  11. Take a Vacation from the World - Part 1 (l) - Learn how God provides spiritually oriented time off for you and your family.
  12. Will World Peace Come in Our Time? (l) - God established a festival in the Bible, called the Feast of Tabernacles, that symbolizes coming period of peace and unparalleled prosperity on earth. What lessons does this Feast hold for us today?
  13. A Little-Known Feast of the Bible (l) - Take the opportunity to learn more about God's festivals as revealed in the Bible.
  14. Celebrating the Feast of Tabernacles in Today's World (l) - This seven-day biblical festival gives you a preview of the coming wonderful age beyond today.
  15. How Do Christians Celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles Today? (l) - To observe the seven days of the Feast and the Eighth Day that immediately follows, families gather in centralized locations for the entire festival.
  16. 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.
  17. The Feast of Tabernacles (l) - United Church of God members celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles in some 40 locations around the world. More than just an annual convention or vacation, the Feast of Tabernacles helps our members focus on God's great plan and the wonderfully positive news Christ proclaimed about His return to establish His rule on Earth.
  18. The Feast of Tabernacles (bsc12) (l) - The joyful Feast of Ingathering represents the time during which God will gather the great harvest of humanity into His family.
  19. The Millennium and Peace on Earth (l) - The Bible clearly states that Jesus Christ will return to earth. But why? And what does Bible prophecy tell us about the world after His return?
  20. The Feast of Peace (l) - What is the meaning of the Feast of Peace? What is God's plan for mankind?
  21. 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.
  22. The Feast of Prosperity (l) - Our world is wracked by poverty,injustice and turmoil. But a little known biblical festival reveals how a new world of peace and prosperity will dawn.
  23. Why Not Join Us for the Feast Jesus Kept? (2003) (l) - Here are locations for this year's Feast of Tabernacles.
Feast of Tabernacles, keeping the
  1. (l) - Dates and locations for observing the Feast of Tabernacles in 2004.
Feast of Trumpets
  1. The Biblical Festivals That Show How God Will Bring World Peace (l) - Will mankind ever experience lasting peace? Humanity's track record isn't very good. But a series of biblical feasts reveals how God will indeed bring lasting world peace!
  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. The Festival Code: Unlocking the Future (l) - The following letters from and to Abdul are composites, but the events pictured by God's Holy Days are real! In fact, these little-known celebrations contain coded messages that reveal the future for everyone.
  4. Trumpets, Trumpets Everywhere (l) - The reverberating echo of a distant trumpet stirs deep emotions and moves us to conviction and action. What does the Bible say about this instrument?
  5. The Biblical Festivals That Reveal God's Plan of Salvation (l) - Sin has cut humanity off from God and brought the ultimate penalty of death. But God has a plan to heal the broken relationship and save mankind. That plan is revealed in a series of annual reminders-the festivals of God found in the Bible.
  6. Will World Peace Come in Our Time? (l) - God established a festival in the Bible, called the Feast of Tabernacles, that symbolizes coming period of peace and unparalleled prosperity on earth. What lessons does this Feast hold for us today?
  7. The Exciting Feast of Trumpets (l) - The Feast of Trumpets, one of the Holy Days of the Bible, pictures future times of both sadness and gladness -- essential steps leading to the establishment of the Kingdom of God on earth!
  8. 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.
Feast of unleavened bread
  1. The Biblical Festivals That Reveal God's Plan of Salvation (l) - Sin has cut humanity off from God and brought the ultimate penalty of death. But God has a plan to heal the broken relationship and save mankind. That plan is revealed in a series of annual reminders-the festivals of God found in the Bible.
  2. TheKeys to Humanity's Future: Feast of Unleavened Bread (l) - The Feast of Unleavened Bread, the second of God's annual festivals, represents the second step in God's plan for our redemption. Its main focus is on Christ as our Deliverer, our Savior. Therefore it is a thoroughly Christian festival.
Feasts
  1. Memorials to Peace, Not War (l) - God shows us in His Word, the Bible, several days set aside to teach, honor and show the way to peace among all the families of the earth. He calls them "the feasts of the Lord."
  2. The Biblical Festivals That Show How God Will Bring World Peace (l) - Will mankind ever experience lasting peace? Humanity's track record isn't very good. But a series of biblical feasts reveals how God will indeed bring lasting world peace!
  3. (l) - Dates and locations for observing the Feast of Tabernacles in 2004.
  4. The Biblical Festivals That Reveal God's Plan of Salvation (l) - Sin has cut humanity off from God and brought the ultimate penalty of death. But God has a plan to heal the broken relationship and save mankind. That plan is revealed in a series of annual reminders-the festivals of God found in the Bible.
  5. God's Feasts Answer the Big Questions - Part 2 (l) - Just as teachers prepare lesson plans for their students, God, through His feasts, provides a lesson plan for humanity.
  6. Take a Vacation from the World - Part 1 (l) - Learn how God provides spiritually oriented time off for you and your family.
  7. God's Feast (l) - Few people know that the Bible reveals seven festivals that were kept by Jesus Christ and the early Church and how these festivals show the way God is working out His plan for mankind!
  8. Why Does Christianity Reject Christ's Own Holy Days? (l) - In the 500 years since the Reformation began, Protestantism has broken with many traditions of the Roman church. Yet it persists in observing unbiblical holidays while rejecting the biblical festivals that reveal God's plan of salvation through Jesus Christ.
  9. The Festivals of God (l) - Points out the relavance of God's Holy Days to His plan of salvation.
  10. The Feast of Tabernacles (l) - United Church of God members celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles in some 40 locations around the world. More than just an annual convention or vacation, the Feast of Tabernacles helps our members focus on God's great plan and the wonderfully positive news Christ proclaimed about His return to establish His rule on Earth.
  11. Points to Ponder (bsc12) (l) - Bible study references to God's Holydays.
  12. God's Harvest Feasts: His Assurance of Hope for Mankind (l) - Despite the enormous problems facing humanity today, mankind has great hope for the future. Proof of that hope lies in God's harvest celebrations laid out in the Bible.
  13. 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.
  14. The 'Feasts of the Lord' in the Book of Acts (l) - We find not an inkling in the book of Acts -- a chronicle of the first 30 years of Church history -- that the feast days had been changed or abolished, or other days substituted in their place. Rather, they assumed a much greater meaning to the Christian community.
  15. (l) - Letters from the readers of the Good News magazine, May/June 2004
Feasts, dates of
  1. The Annual Festivals of God (bsc) (l) - Dates of the Annual Holy Days through 2010.
February
  1. 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?
Federal reserve
  1. Global Economics: From Kosovo to McDonalds (l) - When all is said and done, it all goes back to money. The world has entered a new stage of homogenization never before seen.
Feeling overwhelmed
  1. Are You Feeling Overwhelmed? (l) - Do too many problems stare you in the face? Do you find yourself with too much to do and not enough time and energy to do it? There are ways out of the dilemma.
Feelings
  1. The War Within (l) - How do you handle those inner conflicts.
Feldstein
  1. The Euro and War (l) - Could Europe's new currency unit, the Euro,and the ecomonic unit behind it have unexpected and dangerous side effects?
Fellowship
  1. Prepare Yourself: Icebergs Ahead (l) - Like the Titanic, we must navigate dangerous waters. But God shows how we can make it through safely.
  2. Building a Better Relationship With God (l) - Here are five tools that can help us build a stronger, closer friendship with God.
  3. Set Your Anchors! (l) - Several precarious boating experiences brought home the spiritual lessons of having a strong and secure anchor! Here are six ways to stay firmly attached to God's anchor.
  4. Confronting Loneliness (l) - When loneliness hits you -- here's how to deal with it constructively.
  5. Five Tools for Dealing With Trials (l) - What can you do when you have tried everything to solve a problem? Here are five tools to help turn trials into godly character.
  6. Take Time for Hospitality! (l) - There's more to the art of hospitality than hosting dinner parties. What does the Bible say about being hospitable, and how can you become a better host -- regardless of budget?
  7. Arrangements Pending (l) - The older gentleman had lived his life on the social fringe, and exited the world almost unnoticed -- but the occasion of his death provided a lesson for those still living.
  8. 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.
  9. 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?
  10. What Is Real Christian Fellowship? (l) - Fellowship can be a key to spiritual growth -- or a stumbling block. Here are KEYS to positive Christian fellowship!
Fellowship, Christian
  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.
Female aggressiveness
  1. New Sexual Revolution (l) - Counterculture parents of the '80s, feminists, the entertainment industry and thinking people who wanted to change a culture that mistreats women unwittingly worked together to start a revolution. The result is a raging social trend that threatens our teens.
Female and male
  1. Male-Female Relationships (l) - We're created to be complementary, but this secret of successful marriage relationships can get lost in the mysteries and mayhem of the modern battle of the sexes.
Female sex attraction
  1. Men's and Women's Vulnerabilities (l) - When it comes to temptations to have sex, men and women, in general, face different challenges.
Female vulnerabilities
  1. Men and Women's Vulnerabilities (l) - When it comes to temptations to have sex, men and women, in general, face different challenges.
Feminine attractions
  1. True Dating: What Guys and Girls Want (l) - Like a perfect rose blooming in a pockmarked battlefield is the fine art of true dating. Most of what you've learned about dating in popular culture is like the battlefield. Want to keep your emotions, body and spirit flying safely above the bombs bursting in air? Then read on!
Feminism
  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?
  2. Feminism's Fatal Flaw (l) - The feminist minority: Why do women reject a movement that claims to advance their rights?
  3. The Politics of Education: "It's Not the Money, Stupid! (l) - "It's the economy, stupid!" was Clinton's theme in 1992. One of the greatest issues arising out of the current U.S. presidential election is the crisis in education. Most proposals include injecting large sums of money into the current educational system. But money alone will not bring the desired results.
  4. New Sexual Revolution (l) - Counterculture parents of the '80s, feminists, the entertainment industry and thinking people who wanted to change a culture that mistreats women unwittingly worked together to start a revolution. The result is a raging social trend that threatens our teens.
  5. The Politics of Education -- "It's Not the Money, Stupid!" (l) - "It's the economy, stupid!" was posted in the campaign headquarters of Governor Bill Clinton during his run for the White House in 1992, reminding staff of the primary issue on the minds of the voting public. One of the greatest issues arising out of the present presidential election is the crisis in education. Most proposals include injecting large sums of money into the current educational system. But money alone will not bring the desired results.
Ferguson, Niall
  1. Is This the End of the American Empire? (l) - Is This the End of the American Empire? President George W. Bush's trips to Europe during the month of June attracted significant anti-American demonstrations. At the same time, the United States announced troop withdrawals from Europe and Korea as the handover in Iraq took place. Analysts speculate what would happen if America withdrew from its international role.
Fertility rites
  1. Easter vs. the Bible (l) - For millions of professing Christians Easter is the most important day of the calendar year because it commemorates Jesus' resurrection. Easter sunrise services are considered the holiest assembly of the year--a time when Christians reaffirm that Jesus is risen and their hope in Him is true.
  2. Easter: Masking a Biblical Truth (l) - Easter and its customs originated not from the Bible, but in pagan fertility rites. It is a curious mixture of ancient mythological practices and arbitrary dating that obscures and discredits the proof of Jesus Christ's Messiahship and resurrection.
Fertility symbols
  1. Fertility Symbols: Beneath the Dignity of God (l) - Because the ability to reproduce is critical for food and preservation of life, mankind has long been intrigued by fertility. Have you ever wondered why eggs and rabbits - the popular hallmarks of Easter - were selected as symbols of fertility?
Festival days
  1. Mysterious Festival Days (l) - Psst. Let me tell you a secret. Millions of professing Christians don't even know these days exist. Yet these festivals explain how and when God will have a personal relationship with every human being, including you and me. Here's the inside story. It's my story, and I hope it is or will be yours.
Festival tithe
  1. The Better Travel Plan (l) - God set up a financial system that allows us to have maximum enjoyment while keeping His annual Feast of Tabernacles.
Festivals
  1. The Biblical Festivals That Show How God Will Bring World Peace (l) - Will mankind ever experience lasting peace? Humanity's track record isn't very good. But a series of biblical feasts reveals how God will indeed bring lasting world peace!
  2. The Wave Sheaf: How an Ancient Ceremony Foreshadowed Jesus' Role (l) - The Old Testament describes many ceremonies that sound quite odd to us. Yet everything God does is for a purpose. The purpose of one ceremony, the wave-sheaf offering, was to teach us about one aspect of Jesus Christ's role in mankind's salvation.
  3. 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.
  4. The Festivals of God (l) - Points out the relavance of God's Holy Days to His plan of salvation.
  5. 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.
  6. Jesus Christ and the Festivals of the Bible (l) - Jesus observed the biblical festivals recorded in the Old Testament. The Gospels do not show Him ever being accused of violating the Holy Day observances.
  7. The Feast of Tabernacles (l) - United Church of God members celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles in some 40 locations around the world. More than just an annual convention or vacation, the Feast of Tabernacles helps our members focus on God's great plan and the wonderfully positive news Christ proclaimed about His return to establish His rule on Earth.
  8. The Annual Festivals of God (bsc) (l) - Dates of the Annual Holy Days through 2010.
  9. Are the Biblical Holy Days Christian Festivals? (l) - Pagan beliefs dominated in the "conversion" of citizens of the Roman empire.
  10. Festivals of Hope (l) - When God freed the Israelites from Egyptian bondage, He revealed to them, in addition to the weekly Sabbath, His seven annual festivals. They foreshadow and reveal the basics of His plan of salvation.
  11. 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.
  12. The Passover Bread and Wine (l) - The Meaning of the Passover Symbols.
  13. The Lesson of the Feast of Unleavened Bread (l) - The road to true freedom.
  14. God's Plan as Revealed by His Holy Days (l) - God has an incredible plan and purpose for mankind. But how does He reveal it, and how can we understand it?
  15. 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.
  16. Shadows of the World to Come (l) - Each article of this publication seeks to point the way to God's view of today's world and the spiritual solutions to its problems.
  17. Are All Spiritual 'Shadows' Obsolete? (l) - The apostle Paul wrote of the Sabbath and Holy Days as being "a shadow of things to come." Did he mean to tell us that these observances are now obsolete and meaningless?
  18. Are the Biblical Holy Days for New Testament Christians? (l) - God does not apportion to us the right to decide what is holy and unholy, or what is right and wrong. It is His prerogative. Our choice is whether we will obey.
  19. 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?
  20. The Lesson of the Feast of Firstfruits (l) - If Jesus Christ came to save mankind, why is the world in such sad shape?
  21. What Do the Holy Days Mean for Christians Today? (l) - God commanded Israel to keep His 'feasts of the LORD.' What is their relevance for Christians - and mankind - today?
Festivals in the New Testament
  1. (l) - Teaching and practices of the early church.
Festivals, dates of
  1. The Annual Festivals of God (bsc) (l) - Dates of the Annual Holy Days through 2010.
Festivals, pagan
  1. Easter: Masking a Biblical Truth (l) - Easter and its customs originated not from the Bible, but in pagan fertility rites. It is a curious mixture of ancient mythological practices and arbitrary dating that obscures and discredits the proof of Jesus Christ's Messiahship and resurrection.
Fetal parts
  1. A Gory Harvest (l) - Technology has inspired and made possible a nightmarish controversy over the use of aborted embryonic and and fetal parts in medical research.
Fidelity
  1. Faith and Fidelity (l) - How essential is faith in our relationship with God?
Fifth commandmant
  1. Grandparents (1999) (l) - We turned out okay, but what about our children? What foundations are set up for them and what about the recent tragedies. How can we be better parents?
Fifth commandment
  1. How Did Jesus Treat His Parents? (l) - Unlike his mother and stepfather, Jesus was God in the flesh. Yet how He treated His physical parents serves as an example for us today.
  2. Parental Pain (l) - What does God show us about the love of a parent?
  3. What Is 'Corban'? (l) - This explains the meaning of "Corban" and tells us not to use it an excuse to neglect our parents.
  4. The Fifth Commandment: A Foundation for Success (l) - Strong family relationships based on respect and cooperation lead to blessings and success.
  5. How Should We Treat Parents Who Are Difficult to Honor? (l) - Properly respecting those whose behavior is less than honorable is not easy.
  6. Thoughts From Dad (l) - Three letters of wisdom from a pastor to his three children about using your talents, honoring your parents and overlooking the mistakes of others.
  7. Time to Be a Father (l) - Is your father "Superman"? Remembering your Father and how you and he can strengthen that relationship.
Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse
  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.
Fig tree
  1. Lessons From the Parables: The Fig Tree: A Lesson in the Patience and Judgment of God (l) - What does a parable about an unproductive fig tree have to do with how you're going about your life? The answer is -- quite a bit!
Fighter pilot
  1. 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
Fighting
  1. Meekness and Gentleness: Strength With a Tender Touch (l) - The biblical qualities of meekness and gentleness are misunderstood and undervalued in today's society of extremes--where all too often people tend to angrily overreact or passively underreact.
  2. 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?
Final destruction
  1. The wicked will be completely burned up (l) - It's essential to understand the truth about the lake of fire.
Final judgment period
  1. The Last Great Day (l) - The eighth day is the Last Great Day of the fall festival season, and it represents the final, or seventh, step in God's plan of salvation.
Final solution
  1. So, Who Goes First? (l) - The 'invisible' first victims -- the German men, women and children who were murdered or sterilized by the Nazis because of conditions such as schizophrenia, genetic diseases, physical handicaps and developmental disabilities.
Finances
  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. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Finances and Marriage (l) - A study that found that issues over money ranked second to infidelity as a leading cause of divorce.
  5. Kitchen Table Economics: What Is It That Governments Don't Understand? (l) - There are times when households reach the end of their financial resources and have to declare bankruptcy. Their income cannot meet their debts. Has America come to such a defining moment?
  6. Avoiding Financial Black Holes (l) - Gives advice about spending wisely, and about managing one's income.
  7. Credit Counseling Services (l) - Some people wisely turn to credit-counseling agencies for help in getting themselves back on solid financial footing.
  8. Monthly Income and Expense Worksheet (l) - After you determine your overall financial condition (net worth), the next step is to analyze your monthly cash flow. This will show you which direction you are headed-whether you are accumulating money, holding steady or going further into debt. Use the form below to examine your monthly income and expenses.
  9. Seeking God's Blessings (l) - The Scriptures teach us not to set our heart on riches but to help people in genuine need and generously support the work of sharing God's truth with others.
  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. Manage Your Family Finances the Bible Way (l) - Take a look at some of the sound financial principles the Bible offers us.
  12. Money Problems (l) - It's so easy to slide on the slippery slope of borrowing and credit card debt without really realizing it. When we wake up to a debt disaster, what can we do to take control of our finances?
Financial advice
  1. A Source of Timeless Financial Advice (l) - One of the best sources of timeless financial advice and guidance is the book of Proverbs.
Financial center
  1. Financial Crisis Crushing Britain (l) - What does the future hold for Britain in the wake of the current financial crisis?
Financial crisis
  1. What Will the Next President Face? (l) - In the days of biblical Israel, advisers counseled the king on how to lead the nation based on the Word of God. Samuel guided Saul. Nathan counseled David. Isaiah revealed God's will to Hezekiah. These men of God represented the word of God to the king. What might a servant of God say today if he entered the Oval Office with an analysis of the world and America for the president?
  2. 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.
  3. Waves of Destruction (l) - Not long ago, a newscaster commented on the financial struggles facing the United States in the wake of yet another venerable financial institution failing. He said, "Just when we think we've recovered from the storm, another wave comes and knocks us off our feet."
  4. Financial Crisis Crushing Britain (l) - What does the future hold for Britain in the wake of the current financial crisis?
  5. The Meaning of the Mortgage Meltdown (l) - Some of the toxic financial "instruments" are hopelessly complex. But the basis of the financial crisis is terribly simple: greed.
  6. Prepare Like Joseph Did (l) - I conclude that the best that you and I can do is to make sure we are discerning and wise in how we handle our money, jobs and lives. Though much is out of our control on a national and global scale, we can control how we handle our own finances.
  7. The Morning Star of Prophecy (l) - There are times when one sees a flash of light that clearly defines the prophetic landscape. I wonder if this is such a time.
Financial decisions
  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.
Financial inequity
  1. When the Angel Leaves the Storm (l) - In his inauguration, George W. Bush,referrred to an observation by a founding father that an angel was directing the storm surrounding the United States. Today the storm is here, but is the angel?
Financial integrity
  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.
Financial laws
  1. The Eurozone Debt Crisis: Calamity Still Looms (l) - Ardent EU supporters promote a best-case scenario, the debt crisis concluding with diminished consequences. Others lay out worst-case scenarios, such as Britain's Daniel Hannan in his October 2011 Standpoint article "The End of Europe's Fantasy Is Now in Sight." Whatever happens, in the long run God's Word will be the determining factor.
Financial management
  1. Coping With the Current Housing Crisis (l) - Last year was the worst year for U.S. foreclosures since 1932, at the height of the Great Depression. And 2008 looks set to be even worse. The economy may be in trouble, but there are steps you can take to prepare for the coming downturn.
  2. Coping With a Growing Economic Crisis (l) - Last year was the worst year for U.S. home foreclosures since 1932, at the height of the Great Depression. The economy may be in trouble, but you can take steps to prepare for the growing downturn.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Family Finances: a Biblical Guide (l) - Managing your money - a Biblical guide.
Financial mess
  1. "In God We Trust" (l) - The United States has been a "land of milk and honey." But now, why this dramatic turn of events? What is it within the American personality that has brought us to this financial mess?
Financial planning
  1. Keys to Successful Money Management (l) - When we decide to use our money according to applicable scriptural principles, we soon see the need for planning and review.
  2. 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.
Financial power
  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.
Financial priority
  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?
Financial problems
  1. Credit Counseling Services (l) - Some people wisely turn to credit-counseling agencies for help in getting themselves back on solid financial footing.
Financial responsibilities
  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.
Financial security
  1. Financial Security and Peace of Mind (l) - God promises material blessings to those who obey Him and acknowledge Him with their wealth (Proverbs 3:1, 9-10). Through the prophet Malachi God warned that withholding His tithe amounts to robbing Him, but He will bless those who tithe (Malachi 3:7-12).
Financing the church
  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?
Finding a job
  1. Jump-Start Your Job Search (l) - Need a job? What steps can you take to get one?
  2. 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?"
  3. What They Don't Teach You at Harvard Business School (l) - When looking for a new job, what can you do to stand out? Mark McCormack, author of What They Don't Teach You at Harvard Business School, makes three excellent suggestions.
  4. Finding Work In A Tough Economy: Real-Life Examples (l) - The lives of two men provide valuable lessons in getting and keeping a job when times are tough.
Finding a mate
  1. The Single Malady (l) - As a single, I was suffering from a sickness I didn't recognize, but I found a solution in Scripture that gave me true satisfaction and eventually a soul mate!
  2. Waiting for Marriage - What Do I Do Now? (l) - Do you feel stuck and lonely in the single life - worried that you'll never find a mate? A right perspective will help - along with taking action.
  3. 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!
  4. Dating Disasters and Faulty Mate Selection: There Is a Better Way! (l) - Never before have bookstore shelves been so well stocked with such a variety of self-help relationship books, yet there seems to be such a dearth of understanding of how to live peaceably with one another. However, the principles of the Bible can be used to identify resources that can help prepare for a successful courtship and marriage.
Finding answers
  1. Technical Support for Your Mind and Soul (l) - What if you could get personal support for the most important questions? Questions about life and its meaning.
Finding God
  1. Finding God in a World of Religious Confusion (l) - Most people say they believe in God, but do all roads lead to the same place?
  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).
Finding job
  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.
Finding our way
  1. Tapping, Tapping, Tapping (l) - If we know where our future paths shall take us, should anything get in the way?
Finding work
  1. I Am Really Struggling Right Now to Find Work. (l) - I have a severe back problem, which keeps me from doing construction work. I am also unable to collect unemployment, unable to find work and have a mortgage on my house and bills to pay.
Fire
  1. House on Fire (l) - How vigilant are you about remaining alert for and confronting looming crises?
Fire and brimstone
  1. Will the Torment of the Wicked Last Forever? (l) - Will the wicked be tormented forever in hell?
Fire fighters
  1. Running Toward the Flame (l) - On September 11, the powerful message of a fireman. That voice is now silenced, but hopefully the thought still lives inside me as I move toward a different type of flame, knowing why and for whom I live. When the smoke clears from this particular tragedy, I must be prepared to move step by step in one direction. Up!
Firefighters
  1. America's Good Samaritans: Selfless Sacrifice and Heroism (l) - Not since Pearl Harbor has the United States experienced such a shock of national proportions as it received on Sept 11. Yet out of the rubble and carnage rose a multitude of Good Samaritans. Some sacrificed their lives. Others gave unmeasured comfort to the wounded and brokenhearted. All left us unforgettable examples.
Fires
  1. Lessons Learned During the San Diego Fires (l) - The Santa Ana winds were howling, and the smoke became so thick you couldn't see. Then you could feel the ashes falling! Through the terror of October's wildfires we learned some vital lessons.
Firestorms
  1. World News Review November 2003 (l) - World News Review. November 2003
Firmness
  1. Men and Women of Steel and Velvet (l) - When should we show tenderness and bigheartedness -- the "velvet" qualities? And when should we be like steel -- firm and resolute?
First amendment
  1. Intelligent Design v. Evolution: The Latest Battle in the Culture Wars (l) - How will the ruling against teaching intelligent design in science classrooms in Dover, Pennsylvania, affect education throughout the United States?
  2. Separation of Church and State? (l) - Some people believe that the U.S. Constitution forbids any connection between religion and government - or, as it's popularly known, separation of church and state. American history, however, clearly proves otherwise.
  3. Separation of Church and State? (2001) (l) - The meaning of the First Amendment.
First commandment
  1. The First Commandment: What Is Our Greatest Priority? (l) - Establishing, developing and maintaining that personal relationship with the true and living God is the most important commitment we can ever make.
First Corinthians 13
  1. The Bible's "Love Chapter" (l) - 1 Corinthians 13 is aptly known as the love chapter since it gives us a beautiful description of what godly love is like!
First horseman
  1. Visions of Judgement: The Horsemen of Revelation (l) - The "four horsemen of the Apocalypse" -- this latter term being the Greek name for the book of Revelation -- have intrigued Bible readers for centuries. What do they represent? The implications for mankind are staggering. In this first article of a series, we introduce the overall prophecy and look in detail at the first horseman.
First impression
  1. What Are They Thinking of Me? (l) - Making a good first impression is about more than your appearance - it's about giving!
  2. How to Make a Good First Impression (l) - You may have heard the warning, "You never get a second chance to make a good first impression." Here's how to avoid mistakes.
First impressions
  1. First Impressions: They Count (l) - You never get a second chance to make a first impression. So consider now how to make your first meeting a good one.
  2. How to Communicate (l) - Good communication is an important skill to have.
  3. Reprogrammed For God (l) - In order to please God and grow in our relationships, we must allow Him to completely change us.
  4. Hasty Judgments (l) - Are we too quick to judge others? What do we base those judgments on and how does God feel about our judgment of others?
First love
  1. Do You Still Have Your First Love? (l) - Christ warned the church at Ephesus that He was about to remove his candlestick from their presence. We're told they lost their first love. How does this warning relate to the modern Church?
  2. Follow Me (1/2016) (l) - If you're not as close to God as you once were, you can return to Him.
First reich
  1. Europe and the Church, Part 8...Otto the Great, Founder of the First Reich (l) - Almost everybody is aware of the Third Reich, which was meant to last a thousand years, but few today know much about the First Reich, which actually did. Although its origins go back to Charlemagne, the 10th century German Emperor Otto I was instrumental in founding the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation.
First resurrection
  1. How Will God Judge the World? (l) - Judgment remains one of the most misunderstood subjects in all the Bible. Many think of it almost wholly in terms of condemnation or damnation. But is that really how God will judge His human creation? On what basis will He render a final verdict?
  2. The Mystery of the Resurrections Mentioned in the Bible (l) - Does the resurrection from the dead seem like a mystery to you?
Firstborn
  1. The Jealousy of Reuben (l) - Knowing history helps us understand the present and future. Reading biographies helps us understand people in general, and especially the people who are similar in some ways to the people we read about. The experiences and attitudes of Reuben are certainly relevant to today.
Firstfruits
  1. The Wave Sheaf: How an Ancient Ceremony Foreshadowed Jesus' Role (l) - The Old Testament describes many ceremonies that sound quite odd to us. Yet everything God does is for a purpose. The purpose of one ceremony, the wave-sheaf offering, was to teach us about one aspect of Jesus Christ's role in mankind's salvation.
  2. The Resurrection of the Dead: What Does the Bible Really Teach? (l) - Many people have at least a vague notion that the Bible teaches about a resurrection. But what is the resurrection all about? And how does it fit into God's overall plan for salvation?
  3. Pentecost: The POWER to Change Your Life (l) - What happened on Pentecost in A.D. 31 changed the apostles in a way they never could have expected. It also reveals an incredible change that can -- and must -- take place in our lives.
  4. The Biblical Feast of Firstfruits: How It Explains a Great Mystery (l) - A little-understood festival commanded in the Bible helps us understand a key aspect of God's plan and why most of the world doesn't know or understand Him.
  5. The Remarkable Lesson of God's Feast of Firstfruits (l) - If Jesus Christ came to save mankind, why is the world in such sad shape? The answer is found in a little-understood festival God revealed in the Bible.
  6. Who Are God's "Firstfruits"? (l) - The firstfruits of God's plan are those who are called now, in this age, and are having their minds and attitudes changed to become like Jesus Christ through God's Spirit working within them.
  7. The Feast of Pentecost and Its Meaning For All Mankind (l) - Pentecost has three different names. Those names point to different aspect of what the day means.
  8. The Feast of Pentecost: The Firstfruits of God's Harvest (l) - Pentecost serves as an annual reminder that our Creator still works miracles, granting His Spirit to the firstfruits of His spiritual harvest, empowering them to carry out His work in this world.
  9. Pentecost (l) - Pentecost is the anniversary of the beginning of Christianity under the New Covenant. It was on Pentecost that God first made His Spirit available to all who would repent.
  10. "The Firstborn From the Dead" (l) - The apostle Paul referred to Jesus Christ as "the firstborn from the dead." If He is "first," what does that mean? The obvious answer is that others will follow. You need to understand what the Bible says about this crucial subject!
  11. The Lesson of the Feast of Firstfruits (l) - If Jesus Christ came to save mankind, why is the world in such sad shape?
Fiscal cliff
  1. Washington's Budget Impasse: the Overlooked Significance (l) - The vast majority of commentators decried the government shutdown and warned of dire consequences.
Fish depletion
  1. World News and Trends - Jul/Aug 1997 (l) - A brief synposis of world events (July/August 1997).
Fish, edible
  1. 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.
Fisheries
  1. What's Behind the Growing Food Crisis? (l) - Growing shortages around the world are driving up the price of food. For hundreds of millions this could lead to hunger or starvation. What's behind the global food crisis, and how can it be resolved?
Fishermen in the Bible
  1. Fishy Tales (l) - Do we have the hunger, patience and great skill required in order to become successful fishers of men?
Fishers of men
  1. Fishy Tales (l) - Do we have the hunger, patience and great skill required in order to become successful fishers of men?
Fishing
  1. God Knows Fishing! (l) - Fishing and fishermen make repeated appearances in the pages of the Bible. What do we stand to learn from God's illustrative use of this pastime?
  2. The Restorative Powers of Camping (l) - Enjoying God's creation brings peace.
Fitness
  1. Fitness or Fatness: What's Your Plan? (l) - We generally take care of our cars, but most people don't have much of a plan for their health. With so much working against us, how can we choose fitness?
  2. Fitness as Important as Not Smoking (l) - We've been taught since grade school that we should stay fit to live healthier and longer lives. A recent study with data going back close to a lifetime reveals more about this.
  3. 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.
  4. Keys to a Long, Healthy Life (l) - Let's consider seven important health principles. Practicing these will help you live a longer and healthier life. These principles are backed by extensive research in the health-care field and by the Bible
Flanders
  1. The War to End All Wars (l) - German philosopher Friedrich Hegel perhaps said it best when he noted that "the only thing we learn from history is that we learn nothing from history."
Flee temptation
  1. Self-Control: Governing Your Life by the Power of God (l) - In this series of articles on the fruit of the Spirit, we have come to the last of the nine virtues -- self-control. Of all the things we have to govern in this life, self is often our greatest challenge!
Flesh versus spirit
  1. A Crucial Factor in Producing Fruit: Eradicate the Weeds of Sin (l) - Victory requires understanding the enemy. In our spiritual warfare, the enemy is us! Raw human nature is like a field taken over by noxious weeds. We must eradicate the weeds and replace them with God's Spirit so we can produce much good fruit!
Fletcher, Joseph
  1. The Founder of the Situation Ethics Movement (l) - An Anglican theologian developed situation ethics in the 1960s after critiquing legalism and antinomianism.
Flew, Antony
  1. Intelligent Design (l) - There may be a sea change happening in the biological sciences. Perhaps many who've held the Darwinian view will examine the evidence and change their opinion. And some may go further--to ponder the possibility that if there is a Creator
  2. The Debate Over Life's Ultimate Question: Does God Exist? (l) - A reemergence of aggressive atheism has helped focus people's attention on that most crucial of all questions: Does God exist?
  3. Answers From a Famous Ex-Atheist About God (l) - When you've devoted a lifetime to arguing against the existence of a divine Creator, it can be hard to admit you were wrong. So what compelled one of the world's leading atheists to do just that?
Flip flops
  1. In the News... - Oct 2008 (l) - News summary. October 2008.
Flood
  1. Answers from Genesis - Part 4 (l) - We continue exploring the book of Genesis and the common questions asked about it. Here are the answers as we best understand them in light of the Bible.
  2. Answers from Genesis - Part 5 (l) - The book of Genesis is known as the book of origins. Here are more frequently asked questions about it.
  3. 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?
Flood accounts
  1. Answers from Genesis - Part 8 (l) - Here are more frequently asked questions about Genesis, the book of origins.
Flood epics
  1. Archaeology and Genesis: What Does the Record Show? (9/96) (l) - Is the Bible historically accurate? Some believe that it is little more than myth. Archaeological discoveries, however, verify many details of the biblical accounts.
Flood of Noah
  1. Confusion Over Noah (l) - Was the story of Noah based on other mythical stories, or were these stories actually a retelling of a real historic event?
  2. Answers from Genesis - Part 5 (l) - The book of Genesis is known as the book of origins. Here are more frequently asked questions about it.
  3. The Population Explosion and Prophecy (l) - The population explosion is a fact of life. But little have people realized that these circumstances are leading to the fulfillment of end-time prophecies-ultimately bringing the solutions to a troubled world that only God in His mercy can provide.
  4. Noah's Ark: Was It Possible? (l) - Atheists, agnostics, unbelievers and liberal scholars have all scoffed at the biblical account of Noah's ark and the Flood. But their criticisms rest on some mistaken assumptions.
Flood, worldwide
  1. Evidence of a Worldwide Flood (l) - For much of the 20th century the majority of the scientific community has denied the possibility of a universal flood. Yet more evidence is accumulating that there indeed was a worldwide flood several thousand years ago.
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.
Floods
  1. Did Jesus Christ Foretell Devastating Storms? (l) - Are natural disasters increasing as Jesus foretold?
  2. World News Review June 2004 (l) - World News Review for June, 2004.
Flu
  1. World News and Trends - Jan/Feb 2006 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Jan/Feb 2006.
  2. A Modern Menace: Emerging and Reemerging Diseases (l) - Worried health officials have declared the latest swine flu outbreak to be a worldwide epidemic, though so far it has proven not to be as deadly as first feared. But is this a warning of greater dangers to come? Does Bible prophecy give any indications?
  3. Could It Happen Again? (l) - Could conditions soon be ripe for disease epidemics?
Focus
  1. Spiritual Distractions (l) - In today's world, it is easy to get distracted. In fact, distractions are the cause of most accidents. But what about our spiritual life? Can distractions get in the way there as well?
  2. Proverbs: The Road to Life (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  3. Getting Things in Focus (l) - Distractions can trip us up, make us less effective and even keep us from the Kingdom of God.
Follow the crowd
  1. Are You Just Following the Crowd? (l) - Why do you believe and think the way you do? Years ago I was confronted by this question when it came to religion. What I discovered led me to another momentous question: Would I change the spiritual course of my life or continue following the crowd?
Following instruction
  1. Taking Instruction to Heart (l) - Sometimes taking instruction isn't as easy as it sounds.
Food
  1. Worldwide Food Crisis (l) - You have likely heard of the global food crisis. You might even have already encountered rationing of goods you wanted to buy! What you haven't heard is the unique perspective that this article will give you.
  2. Eating Healthy Won't Break the Bank (l) - A study by the United States Department of Agriculture found that by some measures healthy foods such as fruits and vegetables do in fact cost less than foods higher in fat, sugar and salt.
  3. Gray Dumplings: Gray, Slippery, and Very Chewy! (l) - What we eat affects our health and well being.
Food choices
  1. You Can Have Anything You Want (l) - In today's world we're taught that if we want it, we can get it. But do we need it or should we have it? And what does God have to say about it?
Food combinations
  1. Does Your Diet Synergize? (l) - A new area of study in nutrition science, food synergy, is proving that certain food combinations can increase, sometimes more than doubling, the beneficial aspects of single foods.
Food inflation
  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?
Food laws
  1. Not Only a Matter of Diet (l) - Well into the time of the early Church we find Christ's followers scrupulously avoiding eating animal flesh that God had revealed as being unclean (Acts 10:14; 11:8). Prophecies of the time of the end make the same distinctions (Revelation 18:2; Isaiah 66:15-17).
  2. Does the New Testament Abolish Meat Distinctions? (l) - Some people believe that certain New Testament scriptures remove all distinctions between clean and unclean meats. But what do these passages really say?
  3. Did Jesus Declare All Meats Clean? (l) - Many assume Jesus' statements in Mark 7 did away with the dietary restrictions recorded in the Old Testament. How should we understand Christ's words?
Food poisoning
  1. The Dangerous Spread of E. coli (l) - E. coli is dangerous.
Food prices
  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?
  2. World News and Trends - May/June 2008 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world.
Food purity
  1. Did Jesus Declare All Meats Clean? (l) - Many assume Jesus' statements in Mark 7 did away with the dietary restrictions recorded in the Old Testament. How should we understand Christ's words?
Food shortage
  1. Coming Food Crises Threaten Mankind (l) - According to Newsweek, "None of the factors that drove the global food crises in 2008 have gone away" (Dec. 7, 2009). And The Economist stated that "1 billion people will go to bed hungry" (Nov. 21, 2009). But hold on to your hats. The Bible clearly tells us that present conditions are slated to get a lot worse before they get better.
  2. World News & Trends March 2011 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. March 2011
Food shortages
  1. The Horsemen of Revelation: The Black Horse of Famine (l) - The food-rich countries' potential to feed the entire planet makes it hard to imagine a famine extensive enough to thrust the earth into a global crisis. Yet the third seal of Revelation 6, employing the symbol of a black horse, describes just such a horrifying scene. How could this happen? What would be its consequences?
Food stamps
  1. World News and Trends - May/June 2008 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world.
Food supply
  1. From Farm to Fork - How Safe Is the Food Supply? (l) - "Farm to Fork" is the catchphrase repeated throughout the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and EU documents on the issue of securing the food supply against intentional contamination. How safe is the food supply?
  2. Common Bacteria Make a Deadly Comeback (l) - Can medical science protect us from bad bugs? Some observers aren't so sure.
Food tips
  1. I Am the Biggest Loser, and You Can Be Too! (l) - I hope my story and the food tips included at the end will inspire and help you reach or maintain a healthy weight.
Foot and mouth disease
  1. World News Review May 2001 (l) - World News Review. May 2001.
  2. Foot-and-Mouth Disease: A Virus with Global Reach (l) - A serious problem has spread from Britian to Europe and South America with potenial worldwide effects. What lessons can we learn from this costly epidemic?
Foot washing
  1. Humility of Mind and Action (l) - An important part of the Passover ceremony is the washing of each other's feet. But why would Jesus want us to do it and what does it teach us?
  2. Spiritual Lessons in Foot Washing (l) - Christ washed His disciples' feet and told us to do likewise. What lessons can we learn from this practice?
  3. Washing Away Pride (l) - On the evening before He was captured and condemned, Jesus Christ left His followers with a profound example and lesson of service and humility.
  4. The Passover (l) - The New Testament Passover
  5. 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
  6. A Lesson for All Time (l) - By his powerful example Jesus Christ taught his disciples many vital lessons. Yet the sterling example shown to them less than a day before his death is one of the least understood and most neglected by those who claim to follow him.
  7. The Lesson of Foot-Washing (l) - Ancient Israel had to learn a painful, tragic lesson at Jericho. On the evening before His death, Jesus washed the feet of His disciples, then instructed that His followers would continue this practice to help us remember. What are we to learn from this simple but profound observance?
Forcing wrath
  1. Provoking Peace (l) - In today's world of instant communication so many seem bent on provoking others with emotionally charged language, but the Bible shows a better way.
Ford, Gerald
  1. Contributing a Verse (l) - The role of the common man in God's plan.
Forecasts
  1. Raising the Global Alarm (l) - The direction of international events in the time ahead of us is vitally important for all people.
Foreclosure
  1. World News and Trends - May/June 2008 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world.
  2. World News and Trends - May/Jun 1998 (l) - Brief headlines of events around the globe, June 1998
Foreclosures
  1. Are We Living in a "9/10" Economy? (l) - Global financial markets were rocked last month following rising defaults affecting mortgage-backed securities. What does this mean for the world's money supply and confidence in Western financial institutions? Are we on the verge of a major upheaval in the world economy?
Foreign aid
  1. The Marshall Plan Revisited (l) - At the end of WWII much of Europe lay in ruins. Here is the story of how man's vision helped restore much of the Continent to health and prosperity.
Foreign fighters
  1. Muslim Extremists Stirring up Syria (l) - Associated Press journalist Paul Schemm gives a personal account of facing mercenary Muslim extremists: "The bearded gunmen who surrounded the car full of foreign journalists in a northern Syrian village were clearly not Syrians.
Foreign jihadists
  1. Israel Seriously Impacted (l) - It is time to remind ourselves of just who remains ultimately in control over all these frightening world events.
Foreign language
  1. Lingua Franca: A Lesson in Language (l) - Learning another language is hard but worth the effort, helping to build bridges across cultural divides.
Foreign policy
  1. What Lies Ahead for U.S. Leasership? (l) - End-time events can take place without warning. We are told to watch and to love the truth. If we do, we'll have the context to understand events of the coming years.
Foreigners
  1. The Illegal Immigration Crisis - No End in Sight (l) - As debate between those who want secure borders preventing illegal immigration and those who want open borders rages on, the crisis continues to grow.
  2. 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.
Forest fires
  1. Hope Beyond the Headlines (l) - Major news stories of the summer of 2002.
Forests in danger
  1. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - Jul/Aug 1999 (l) - A brief synopsis of world events. July/August 1999
Forever
  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?
Forgiveness
  1. Calming the Waters (l) - Everyone experiences problems with relationships. What can we do to restore happy, peaceful, respectful ones?
  2. Religion With and Without Mercy (l) - Should religion make one more merciful or less merciful? By looking at the attitudes and actions of many religious people around the world, one would conclude less merciful!
  3. War's Long Memory (l) - It is easy to suggest that war survivors should forgive their enemies, but it is not easy to do.
  4. Repentance: A Profound Turnaround! (l) - Previous articles in this series showed how we attain biblical understanding and spiritual growth through prayer, Bible study, meditation and fasting. What do we do then? This article shows how we must further use and apply that understanding!
  5. Forgive (l) - There is a parable that leads us to the goal of forgiveness.
  6. God's Amazing Grace and Two Great Men (l) - God offers us a gift, the gift of His grace, a reflection of His love and forgiveness. It truly is an amazing gift!
  7. 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.
  8. God's Forgiveness: What Does He Require From You? (l) - Our loving Creator promises complete forgiveness of our sins once we sincerely turn from and forsake them. How do genuine repentance and God's compassionate forgiveness work together to assure our salvation?
  9. What if We Sin After Conversion? (l) - He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness". This clearly is not a license for Christians to sin.
  10. The Three-Letter Word No One Wants to Talk About (l) - It seems most people today don't really know what "sin" means. Two biblical festivals can help us understand why God considers sin so bad.
  11. A Lesson in Prayer (l) - You've probably heard about the power of prayer and how prayer can bring about wonderful changes in your life. But have you ever prayed and nothing happened? Have you recited the same words over and over, hoping God would somehow help you make a decision or supply an answer to an unsolvable problem? It's not that God doesn't care. The problem could be that you don't know what Jesus taught about prayer.
  12. 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?
  13. Forgiving My Brother (l) - It is not always easy to forgive others, but the commandment to do so is not optional.
  14. Do Good Not Evil (l) - It's not always possible to like everyone we know, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't love people.
  15. Blessed are The Merciful for They Shall Receive Mercy! (l) - The best way to correct a mistake is to smother it with mercy.
  16. All Bear Responsibility in Jesus' Death (l) - It's important to understand that the blame for Jesus Christ's death did not lie solely with the soldier who thrust the spear into His side.
  17. Handwriting for the Ages (l) - We must not condemn others when we stand guilty ourselves. Cry out for mercy - and be merciful.
  18. Blessed Are the Merciful, for They Shall Obtain Mercy! (l) - People aren't naturally merciful creatures. That's why God's saving grace is so powerful. It's by God's transforming grace that we can become the kind of merciful people who will inherit His Kingdom.
  19. So, What Do You See? (l) - A dinner host was aghast when a woman of ill repute wiped Jesus' feet with her hair. But Jesus had a message for him - and for us.
  20. Proverbs: Keep Away From Sin (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  21. Pray for Enemies (l) - When people hang onto anger and seek revenge, no one benefits?
  22. Hope for Sinning Nations and Individuals (l) - In 1 Corinthians 6:9-11, the apostle Paul asks, "Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God?" He then goes on to list several sins -- fornication, adultery, stealing, coveting, drunkenness and homosexual activity -- that separate people from God and His great purpose for them.
  23. Christianity 101: Forgiven & Forgiving (l) - God offers us the priceless gift of forgiveness -- but requires us to forgive others in return. What does this mean, and how can we put it into practice?
  24. The Church of God Today (l) - The church of God today keeps God's commandments and holds fast to all that Jesus taught.
  25. We need a Savior (l) - A main theme in the Bible is sin, which is defined in the Bible as the violation of God's law (1 John 3:4Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law., King James Version), and our need for forgiveness and reconciliation to God (the theme of the biblically commanded Passover and the Days of Unleavened Bread).
  26. Burying the Past (l) - Realizing how complete forgiveness is possible through Christ's perfect sacrifice, we must look ahead to maintaining the right course.
  27. Forgiveness Is Possible (l) - The road to forgiveness can be long and hard, but through God's loving guidance it is possible.
  28. God Can and Will Forgive You (l) - Our repentance and God's merciful forgiveness are both necessary, complementary parts of the overall salvation process.
  29. How is sin forgiven? (l) - Who pays the penalty for sin, making forgiveness possible?
  30. Jesus Christ's Perfect Love and Sacrifice (l) - No matter what our background or past mistakes, when we genuinely repent and are baptized, God promises complete forgiveness.
  31. Live a New Life in Christ (l) - You can have the power to overcome and grow spiritually if you seek God with your whole heart and submit yourself to His incredible will for your life.
  32. The Spiritual Need to Forgive Others (l) - Forgiveness does not come easily for most of us. Our natural instinct is to recoil in self-protection, retaliation and revenge. We don't naturally overflow with mercy, grace and forgiveness when we are wronged.
  33. God's Law and Sin (l) - God's law defines His love based upon the two great principles of love toward God and love toward neighbor.
  34. Repentance and Faith (l) - God does not condemn the believer as long as he remains in a repentant attitude of overcoming sin.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. Forgiveness of Sin (l) - How are we forgiven, and where do baptism and Jesus Christ fit in?
  38. A High Priest Eager to Help Us (l) - Jesus was born not only to make possible forgiveness of the past, but to help us conquer the strongholds of sin, the entrenched habits that are so difficult to dislodge from our lives. He is our merciful High Priest in heaven.
  39. Destination and Course Correction: Planned From the Outset (l) - Through Jesus Christ's sacrifice, human beings can be reconciled to God, and God's forgiveness of their sin will remove the death penalty.
  40. Gifts from God: The Foundation of His Relationship with Us (l) - God's gifts to humanity: love, forgiveness, his spirit.
  41. Is Our Conscience Important? (l) - Striving against sin after baptism, and God's continuing mercy and forgiveness.
  42. God's Grace and Forgiveness (l) - Forgiveness carries with it obligations. It is not license to sin.
  43. 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.
  44. What is Repentance? (l) - Genuine repentance produces a change in the way we live, even in the way we think.
  45. "Christ, Our Passover" (l) - Passover is mentioned regularly in the Bible, in both the Old and New Testaments. Why did the apostle Paul refer to Jesus Christ as "our Passover"? What does it mean to you?
  46. What Does the Bible Teach About Fasting? (l) - Fasting - going without food and water- is mentioned often in the Bible. What can we learn from the examples we are given?
  47. Just for Youth: Making Peace (l) - What should you do when friends are at each other's throats?
  48. Discover the Power of Forgiveness (l) - How important is forgiveness? The greatest benefits may come from granting, not receiving, forgiveness.
  49. Questions and Answers - Sep/Oct 2003 (l) - Answers to Biblical questions about God's calling and the resurrection.
  50. Loving Your Enemies (l) - I began my personal journey in learning to love my enemies 13 years ago. Many other people's stories have taught me along the way.
  51. 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.
  52. 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?
  53. Forgiving the Unforgivable (l) - Abraham Lincoln's second inaugural address challenges the nation to "forgive the unforgivable and offer dignity to those in the throes of defeat."
  54. Do You Remember When? (l) - Wonderful memories. Painful memories. Why did God give us the capacity for memories? Will we ever truly be able to wipe away the evil and remember only the good?
  55. (l) - Repentance is an integral part of the gospel message - God's good news for mankind. But what is it? What does it mean to repent?
  56. 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.
  57. Are You Pulling Your Own Hair? (l) - Do we often overreact to situations without looking within? How can we better cope with offenses in life? Watching our newborn gave us food for thought about how adults react, and how we can better handle hurts and offense ourselves.
  58. Turning Swords Into Plowshares: Starting Now (l) - A nation ahead of its time in repairing the breaches.
  59. 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?
  60. The Wheat Doesn't Know Hate (l) - Peace, like war, must be waged with vision, imagination, self-sacrifice and a big dash of hope!
Forgiveness and sex
  1. How Do You Recover From a Costly Mistake? (l) - When a broken bone heals, the body creates an area of increased density and strength at the site of the break. Godly repentance from sexual sins can strengthen your life.
Forgiveness of sin
  1. Why Was Jesus Christ Crucified? (l) - When even some religious magazines ask people to reassess the most basic of Christian doctrines through an evolutionary lens, society is clearly drifting farther and farther from biblical truth. Can we - will we - continue to rely on sound Bible doctrine?
Forgiveness of sins
  1. "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?
Forgiving
  1. The Spiritual Need to Forgive Others (l) - Forgiveness does not come easily for most of us. Our natural instinct is to recoil in self-protection, retaliation and revenge. We don't naturally overflow with mercy, grace and forgiveness when we are wronged.
  2. Thoughts From Dad (l) - Three letters of wisdom from a pastor to his three children about using your talents, honoring your parents and overlooking the mistakes of others.
Forgiving others
  1. Questions and Answers - Jul/Sep 2003 (l) - Questions and answers on issues of interest to young people who want sound biblical advice.
Forgiving parents
  1. Forgiving Your Parents (l) - "Impossible!" you say? Even though it's often hard to do, it can be done, and it's well worth the effort. Here's how.
Forgivness
  1. How Does Justification Relate to Salvation? (l) - Understanding the relationship between justification and salvation.
Form and substance
  1. Proverbs: Who Pursues Righteousness (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
Form of religion
  1. What Will the Next President Face? (Part 3) (l) - The servants God sent to the kings of Israel and Judah had difficult roles. Their message was not popular, and they were often rejected as irrelevant to those who held power. Only a few of the kings of Judah listened to these men of God. But those kings who heeded the warnings--and the nation they led--experienced relative times of peace and prosperity. What did a good and wise ruler need to do to steer his people into a right path? Let's read on and see...
Former prophets
  1. The Books of the Bible (l) - The list and organization of the books of the Bible.
Fornication
  1. Powered by What? (l) - One thing can lead to another - where do your actions and thoughts lead you?
  2. Can You Pass the Marshmallow Test? (l) - Everyone likes to enjoy life, but are you willing to deny yourself a little pleasure now for a lot more, later? That decision is more important than you may think.
Forsake
  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?
Forsyth, Frederick
  1. Is Extremism on the Rise in Europe? (l) - Frederick Forsyth is a popular British novelist with a nonfiction weekly column in the Daily Express. Here's one particularly important title: "Extremism Is on the Rise Once More" (April 20, 2012).
Fossil man
  1. Answers from Genesis - Part 2 (l) - Understanding how God made things in the beginning can help us understand things now.
Fossil record
  1. Evolution (l) - Charles Darwin admitted that the available fossil evidence didn't support his theory of "survival of the fittest," better known as evolution. But he expected that plenty of evidence would be found in the coming years. Now, more than a century and a half later, the evidence still fails to support his theory -- showing people accept Darwinian evolution more as an article of faith rather than of fact.
  2. What Does the Fossil Record Show? (l) - What traditional evolutionary theory predicts and what the biblical account predicts concerning the formation of life forms.
  3. The Fossil Record: Expectation vs. Fact (l) - After years of study and research, what does the fossil record show?
  4. The World Before Man: The Biblical Explanation (l) - Can the Bible explain the fossil record, evidence pointing to an ancient earth and divine creation at the same time? Yes, it can.
  5. The Giver of Life (l) - When you understand that God is the Lifegiver who created man for His own special purpose, with the potential of immortality, life takes on meaning far greater than the empty purposelessness inherent in a faith in evolution.
  6. Noah's Flood: Did the Noachian Flood Cause Global Catastrophe? (l) - when the geologic strata and the fossil record are interpreted in light of what the Bible reveals, it becomes plain that many of the layered sedimentary rocks were in fact deposited in rapid succession rather than over eons of time (as evolutionists have long claimed).
  7. Darwinism in the Classroom (l) - When you believe God created the heavens and earth, what strategies can you use when confronted with Charles Darwin's theory of evolution?
Fossils
  1. Prove Evolution is False (l) - There are logical reasons apart from Scripture's direct testimony to reject the theory of evolution and accept creation and a Creator.
  2. Prove Evolution Is False Even Without the Bible (l) - There are logical reasons apart from Scripture's direct testimony to reject the theory of evolution and accept creation and a Creator.
  3. The Problem of "Living Fossils" (l) - Several discoveries of "living fossils" have cast doubt on the long-accepted interpretation of the fossil record.
Foster care
  1. 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.
Foster child
  1. The Foster Child (l) - Tony, like many other foster children, spent a lifetime looking for love and belonging. Where do you suppose he finally found it?
Foster kid
  1. 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...
Foster parents
  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.
Foul language
  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.
Foundation
  1. Surviving Disasters (l) - Fear envelopes you as the imminent danger looms invasively close. After the danger passes, the fear is replaced with the reality of what has just occurred. Destruction, pain, possibly death, how will you survive?
  2. Foundations (l) - Each of us is designed to build on something that will last for eternity.
Foundation of knowledge
  1. Humanity's Bias Against the Supernatural (l) - One wonders how many nonbelievers in God would remain nonbelievers if they read and studied the Bible and examined the evidence for its accuracy and authenticity.
  2. Basic Knowledge Everyone Needs (l) - Beyond the basic material knowledge we need for survival, each of us needs spiritual understanding and insight into that special knowledge revealed only by God Himself.
  3. Knowledge and Understanding - Or Meaningless Information (l) - The inspired Word of God stands as the solid source of all right knowledge. The Bible provides the proper framework of the essential knowledge through which all other useful information is properly understood.
  4. Summary Remarks (l) - The Bible is the foundation of knowledge. It shows the root cause of every problem that has plagued the human family. God's Word reveals the true values by which we must live.
Foundation of the
  1. The Choice: Which Way of Life? (l) - The prophecy of a promised Seed starts a thread that runs throughout the Bible. It is God's firm promise of a Savior, a King who will rule with righteousness and bring peace and salvation to all.
Founding fathers
  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. The Religious Roots of America's Founding Fathers (l) - Were the Founding Fathers of the United States believers in God and the Bible? Were they religious and devout men who believed in and did their best to follow Jesus Christ?
Four empires
  1. The Dreaming King and the Slave (l) - Daniel's book prophesied events fulfilled many centuries ago as well as major events yet to come. It reveals a history of the region, written in advance, from Daniel's time right up to the return of Jesus Christ.
  2. The Great Image in Nebuchadnezzar's Dream (l) - The great image that God revealed to Nebuchadnezzar in a dream was interpreted by the prophet Daniel.
Four Gospels
  1. 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.
Four horsemen
  1. The Horsemen of Revelation: The Pale Horse of Pestilence (l) - Previous articles in this series covered the meaning of the first three of the horsemen of Revelation -- religious deception, war and famine. What does the fourth, the pale green horse and its rider, signify?
  2. Visions of Judgment: The Horsemen of Revelation (l) - The "four horsemen of the Apocalypse"-- this latter term being the Greek name for the book of Revelation--have intrigued Bible readers for centuries. What do they represent? The implications for mankind are staggering. In this first article of a series, we introduce the overall prophecy and look in detail at the first horseman.
  3. Spanish Flu - The Pandemic That Changed the World (l) - On the heels of World War I, the most deadly war in human history up to that time, came an even deadlier killer -- an influenza epidemic that killed millions. Does Bible prophecy indicate we may see such epidemics again?
  4. The Horsemen of Revelation: The Black Horse of Famine (l) - The food-rich countries' potential to feed the entire planet makes it hard to imagine a famine extensive enough to thrust the earth into a global crisis. Yet the third seal of Revelation 6, employing the symbol of a black horse, describes just such a horrifying scene. How could this happen? What would be its consequences?
  5. The Horsemen of Revelation: The Red Horse of War (l) - Approximately 180 million men, women and children were slaughtered in 20th-century wars. The new millennium has continued the trend, with the addition of mass-murder terrorism. What do history and the Bible tell us about the second horseman of Revelation? We continue with our second article in a series about the horsemen of Revelation.
Four horsemen of Revelation
  1. The Horsemen of Revelation: The Pale Horse of Pestilence (l) - Previous articles in this series covered the meaning of the first three of the horsemen of Revelation -- religious deception, war and famine. What does the fourth, the pale green horse and its rider, signify?
Four horsemen of the Apocalypse
  1. The Horsemen of Revelation: The Pale Horse of Pestilence (l) - Previous articles in this series covered the meaning of the first three of the horsemen of Revelation -- religious deception, war and famine. What does the fourth, the pale green horse and its rider, signify?
  2. 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.
  3. The Horsemen of Revelation: The Red Horse of War (l) - Approximately 180 million men, women and children were slaughtered in 20th-century wars. The new millennium has continued the trend, with the addition of mass-murder terrorism. What do history and the Bible tell us about the second horseman of Revelation? We continue with our second article in a series about the horsemen of Revelation.
  4. The Horsemen of Revelation: The Black Horse of Famine (l) - The food-rich countries' potential to feed the entire planet makes it hard to imagine a famine extensive enough to thrust the earth into a global crisis. Yet the third seal of Revelation 6, employing the symbol of a black horse, describes just such a horrifying scene. How could this happen? What would be its consequences?
  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. Visions of Judgement: The Horsemen of Revelation (l) - The "four horsemen of the Apocalypse" -- this latter term being the Greek name for the book of Revelation -- have intrigued Bible readers for centuries. What do they represent? The implications for mankind are staggering. In this first article of a series, we introduce the overall prophecy and look in detail at the first horseman.
  7. Ready to Ride? (l) - Are the Biblical four horseman of the Apocalypse ready to ride?
Four seals
  1. Visions of Judgment: The Horsemen of Revelation (l) - The "four horsemen of the Apocalypse"-- this latter term being the Greek name for the book of Revelation--have intrigued Bible readers for centuries. What do they represent? The implications for mankind are staggering. In this first article of a series, we introduce the overall prophecy and look in detail at the first horseman.
Fourth beast
  1. Hands of Confusion (l) - Our age is steeped in a postmodern form of idolatry that values the power, status and celebrity that come with money. The developed world is vastly wealthy. But we have seen the fabric of that wealth can come apart with lightning speed.
Fourth commandment
  1. The Fourth Commandment: Key to a Relationship With Our Creator (l) - The Fourth Commandment, to remember the Sabbath, concludes the section of the Ten Commandments that specifically helps define a proper relationship with God - how we are to love, worship and relate to Him.
  2. God's Test Commandment (l) - God describes the fourth commandment as a "test" command, "Remember the Sabbath to keep it holy". Yet most of Christianity has turned its back on this command.
Fourth Reich
  1. Is the EU an Attempt to Revive the Holy Roman Empire? (l) - Exactly two centuries after the fall of the Holy Roman Empire--the First Reich of the German Nation--the European Union seems set to revive this ancient institution.
  2. The Eurozone Debt Crisis: Calamity Still Looms (l) - Ardent EU supporters promote a best-case scenario, the debt crisis concluding with diminished consequences. Others lay out worst-case scenarios, such as Britain's Daniel Hannan in his October 2011 Standpoint article "The End of Europe's Fantasy Is Now in Sight." Whatever happens, in the long run God's Word will be the determining factor.
France
  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. World News and Trends - Jan/Feb 2006 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Jan/Feb 2006.
  3. World News and Trends - March/April 2007 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. March 2007.
  4. The Mediterranean Union: Another Roman Empire? (l) - A media circus was in high gear as U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama was greeted in the Middle East and Europe as a political superstar in late July 2008. But a potentially far more important development in that part of the world the week before garnered little attention.
  5. The New Mediterranean Union: Seeds of a New Roman Empire? (l) - A media circus was in full swing as U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama was greeted in the Middle East and Europe as a political superstar in late July 2008. But a potentially far more important development in that part of the world the week before garnered little attention.
  6. Islamic Culture in Europe: Main Street or Side Street? (l) - Controversies over minarets and burkas highlight larger questions about the clash of cultures and whether Europe's religious heritage should be defended.
  7. Europe Prepares for Terrorism (l) - Recent warnings of terrorist activity in Europe don't reveal the whole story of what is happening behind the scenes. Both security officials and terrorists know more than headlines reveal. Bible prophecy tells the rest of the story.
  8. Europe Braces for Terrorism (l) - Recent warnings of terrorist activity in Europe don't reveal the whole story of what is happening behind the scenes. Both security officials and terrorists know more than headlines reveal. Bible prophecy tells the rest of the story.
  9. The Growing Preeminence of Germany (l) - As just noted, many see the latest developments in the European Union as pushing Germany to greater dominance over the other member states.
  10. Germany Pushes on While France Threatens the Euro (l) - Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany continues to be the West's most successful political leader. John Peet, The Economist's European editor, reported that "in Europe it will be Germany that calls the tune" ("Wait for Angela," The World in 2013).
  11. France at the Center of a Culture Clash (l) - The Economist reports that "the French breathed a collective sigh of relief on July 1st when the European Court of Human Rights upheld the country's 2010 ban on the wearing of full-faced veils in public places" ("Why the French Are so Strict About Islamic Head Coverings," July 6, 2014).
  12. Current Events & Trends: Charlie Hebdo and freedom of speech (l) - The attacks in the French headquarters of satirical publication Charlie Hebdo dominated news around the world in a matter of moments.
  13. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - Jul/Aug 2002 (l) - An analysis of world news, trends, and conditions around the world. July/August 2002
  14. Fascism Returns to Europe (l) - Today, no extremist party calls itself fascist, but whatever the name, fascism is still the game.
  15. What It Is Like Being a Young Church Member in France (l) - Being a part of a small Christian church in France.
  16. Five Trends to Watch in Europe (l) - From Santa Maria de Feira, Portugal, site of the latest major meeting of the European Commission, a report on what's ahead.
France and EU
  1. World News and Trends - March/April 2008 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Mar/Apr 2008
France and Germany
  1. French Intellectuals see Germany as Potential Threat (l) - Recent books published in France have warned about Germany.
France and religion
  1. Sarkozy, Europe and Religion (l) - The term European Christianity is not contradictory. Religion is alive in Europe and continues to play a unique role. In the future it could play an even larger role beyond its borders.
  2. World News Review August 2000 (l) - World news review - Aug 2000
France and the E.U.
  1. Europe Moves Closer to Fulfilling Its Grand Design (l) - Europe continues its march toward its destiny, moving rapidly toward a time of transition that will surprise and shake the entire world. How prepared are you for the changes that are coming?
France, catholicism and
  1. The Man Who Would Be Pope (l) - Signs of Pope John Paul II's failing health clearly renew speculation that he may not live much longer. Who would replace him as the next leader of the Roman Catholic Church? What qualities will the cardinals look for in the man who would be pope?
Franco-German model
  1. European Financial Crisis May Result in Significant Political Changes (l) - As European leaders talk of the need for greater integration of their finances, some countries may have to leave the eurozone. Could this lead to a two-tiered Europe, with a solid core of nations built around Germany and German principles of tight money?
Frank, Anne
  1. The Working Energy of Faith (l) - There is an urge and a rage in people to destroy, to kill and to murder and until all mankind without exception undergoes a great change.
Frankl, Viktor
  1. Man's Endless Quest for Happiness (l) - How can you find real happiness? Many people look for it by acquiring more and more or doing more and more. But that's not where the key to real happiness lies.
Fraud
  1. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - Jan/Feb 2002 (l) - An overview of world conditions. January/February 2002
Freddie Mac
  1. The Housing Bubble: Making of a Banking Crisis? (l) - The housing market has buoyed the economy in recent times. But this growth has been spurred in part by increasingly risky loans. What happens when the bubble bursts?
Frederick Douglass
  1. Freedom: The Unfinished Struggle (l) - A decades-long struggle bought freedom for slaves in America. But the struggle from slavery is not over.
Free Bible study course
  1. Learning to Appreciate the Bible (l) - This unique Bible study course is designed to address some of the most fundamental questions about our almost never-ending quest for God. It also seeks to explore the inevitable implications for our personal behavior.
  2. How to Begin Your Study (l) - A few helpful points that will help you get the most out of this Bible study course.
Free choice
  1. The Majority: Unknowing, Unaware and Unconcerned (l) - Most people have scant appreciation of the constant dangers that stalk our planet. The presence of God in our lives is our only sure protection.
Free enterprise
  1. 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!
  2. Sept. 11 Aftermath Highlights U.S. Strengths and Weaknesses (l) - America's response to the awful events of September 11 has highlighted both her strengths and weaknesses. Ironically, some of America's greatest strengths are also potentially great weaknesses.
Free love
  1. Virginity: Is It Worth It? (l) - Many people mistakenly think everyone is having sex before marriage, but the facts show otherwise -- with good cause.
Free markets
  1. 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?
Free moral agency
  1. Suffering: How It Began, How It Will End (l) - Our world is wracked with evil and misery. But why? From where did it originate? Why is it so pervasive? And most importantly, does God plan to do something about it?
  2. 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?
  3. Is Homosexuality Acceptable to God? (l) - The acceptance of homosexuality as an equally valid lifestyle is rapidly growing in Western culture. Yet God tells us that sex was designed for only one relationship--within marriage, exclusively between a man and a woman.
Free moral agent
  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.
Free moral agents
  1. Freedom of Choice or Freedom from Suffering? (l) - How can we have true freedom of choice and still gain freedom from suffering?
  2. 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.
Free trade
  1. 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?
  2. Globalization Reviews (l) - Reviews of The Lexus and the Olive Tree and The Great Betrayal.
Free will
  1. The Wonderful World Beyond Today! Part 7: The Universe and Beyond (l) - The plans, promises and prophecies of the Bible all lead to one thing -- a potential almost beyond human comprehension! What does God have in store for you?
  2. Why a Loving God Allows Suffering (l) - Most people fail to recognize that God doesn't have to directly intervene every time we sin; the spiritual laws He set in motion are self-enforcing, bringing their own punishment when we break them.
Freedom
  1. People in the Streets (l) - The quest for freedom; Common people, rising against tyranny and unjust government. It is a picture of people yearning for freedom to live and to love in peace and dignity, without another human depriving them that privilege
  2. The Spread of Freedom: Foretaste for the Entire World? (l) - In recent months we've witnessed a trend away from oppression and toward freedom in some countries. Encouraging though this is, it doesn't compare with what God has in store for the entire world!
  3. Some of the Freedoms God Offers Us (l) - Consider the many wonderful freedoms God offers us.
  4. "When in the Course of Human Events..." (l) - The Jesus of the manger and the cross is returning as the literal King of Kings and Lord of Lords over this earth and its by then abolished political systems that proved incapable of governing. Talk about a revolution.
  5. "When in the Course of Human Events ..." (l) - Freedom never simply just happens. It has to be envisioned, considered and, yes, at times given birth through great sacrifice. Before one can reach a destination, the course must be laid out.
  6. 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.
  7. World News & Trends March/April 2010 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. March 2010
  8. Is Liberty a God-Given Right? (l) - Is every individual born with great personal freedom as a gift from our Creator God? It's a topic that most people have not tried to analyze, and it is a little confusing. (This is the first article in a series on the God-given rights of "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.")
  9. 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!
  10. "Arbeit Macht Frei" (l) - How can work bring us freedom?
  11. Saturday and the Sabbath (l) - What one change can you make to your weekly routine that is guaranteed to reduce stress?
  12. Freedom Measured Against Security (l) - How valuable is freedom when an individual can cause so much harm working alone?
  13. Liberty Through God's Law (l) - Biblical freedom is both defined and guaranteed by law. Without law, there can be no effective or lasting liberty
  14. Current Confusion Over Christian Freedom (l) - Paul's reasoning regarding grace, law, justification and freedom has been so twisted out of context that today his meaning is rarely correctly understood.
  15. 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.
  16. God's Grace and Forgiveness (l) - Forgiveness carries with it obligations. It is not license to sin.
  17. The Eternal Quest for Freedom (l) - Is slavery a thing of the past? Man's time of slavery is not yet over.
  18. Freedom: The Unfinished Struggle (l) - A decades-long struggle bought freedom for slaves in America. But the struggle from slavery is not over.
  19. A 40-Year-Old Dream With Shades of Eternity (l) - Freedom is a beautiful word. Freedom in Christ is a beautiful experience. For a Christian, freedom cannot be an afterthought, but a value laced throughout our thoughts, words and deeds.
  20. What Freedom Means (l) - I asked several of my friends what freedom meant to them. I would like to share with you some of their responses.
  21. 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?
  22. Will We Heed the Warning? (l) - Be glad that some political leaders have the courage to sound an alarm. But most of all, be thankful for the promise that Jesus Christ will return to restore all things.
  23. We Hold These Truths... (l) - Even though America has not restored freedom to the entire earth -- only God's Kingdom will do that -- it may well be a type of the time to come when we'll see the restoration of all things.
  24. Profiles of Faith: James: Half Brother of Jesus (l) - James understood that only by obeying God's laws can mankind experience true freedom- freedom from want, sorrow and suffering, from the degrading and painful consequences of sin. He encourages each of us to be a "doer of the law" (James 4:11).
  25. True Freedom (l) - If you were as rich as billionaire Howard Hughes, you would enjoy great freedom. Wouldn't you?
  26. You Are Free! (l) - There have been many peoples over the years forced into slavery. Are we still enslaved today? Find out how, why and what can and will be done about it.
Freedom and America
  1. A Nation Losing Its Way (l) - A look at America's replacement of Britain as global protector and how a nation's turning its back on God threatens its existence.
Freedom and Bible
  1. Your Bible is 400 Years Old (l) - The King James Version, or Authorized Version, of the Bible was completed in 1611. Even if you have a more modern English version, it owes a great deal to this groundbreaking translation.
Freedom and God's law
  1. Is God's Law Bondage? (l) - Some theologians associate God's law with slavery. But the Bible presents it as the missing key to true freedom.
Freedom of choice
  1. Suffering: How It Began, How It Will End (l) - Our world is wracked with evil and misery. But why? From where did it originate? Why is it so pervasive? And most importantly, does God plan to do something about it?
  2. 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?
  3. 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.
  4. How Does God Reveal Himself? (l) - If God accepted the challenge of always having to prove His existence, what would it take? Would it have been necessary for Him to personally appear to and perform miracles to every human being ever born?
  5. Why a Loving God Allows Suffering (l) - Most people fail to recognize that God doesn't have to directly intervene every time we sin; the spiritual laws He set in motion are self-enforcing, bringing their own punishment when we break them.
  6. Freedom of Choice or Freedom from Suffering? (l) - How can we have true freedom of choice and still gain freedom from suffering?
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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?
  10. 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?
Freedom of religion
  1. World News Review March 2006 (l) - Democracy affords many wonderful benefits, but because it is government by people, it will eventually break down with scandal and self-interest.
  2. 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.
  3. Sept. 11 Aftermath Highlights U.S. Strengths and Weaknesses (l) - America's response to the awful events of September 11 has highlighted both her strengths and weaknesses. Ironically, some of America's greatest strengths are also potentially great weaknesses.
Freedom of speech
  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. Current Events & Trends: Charlie Hebdo and freedom of speech (l) - The attacks in the French headquarters of satirical publication Charlie Hebdo dominated news around the world in a matter of moments.
Freedom through law
  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?
Freedom, spiritual
  1. Mankind's Choice: Freedom or Slavery (l) - Captivity begins with human choice, spirit and character. Discover how we can we freed from spiritual slavery.
Freedom, true
  1. Mankind's Choice: Freedom or Slavery (l) - Captivity begins with human choice, spirit and character. Discover how we can we freed from spiritual slavery.
French revolution
  1. Liberte! Egalite! Fraternite! (l) - More than 200 years ago these three French words reverberated through the streets of Paris during the French Revolution. If only every society could truly practice the biblical version of liberty, equality and brotherhood! Yet the time is coming when they will.
French riots
  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?
Fresh start
  1. Just Outside My Window (l) - Oh, to have a fresh start! To be "given a future" when you've messed up, big time! Peter did. The young man by my driveway can. The nations of the world can, and so can you. Take another look just outside your window. A new day is coming.
Freud
  1. 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?
Freudian psychology
  1. 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?
Friction between brothers
  1. A Heart Beyond the Hurt (l) - They made the choice that each of us has to make - we either exercise our hurts or we exercise our hearts. Our choice will dramatically affect our present and future lives.
Friend of God
  1. You Have a Friend in God (l) - The God of the universe desires a relationship with you!
  2. Are You Fighting Against God? (l) - God says He has friends -- and enemies. In what category are you?
Friend, becoming a better
  1. Friendship Quiz (l) - What kind of friend are you? What can you do to be a better friend and to help build better friendships? This quiz can help you gauge your current FQ (friendship quotient) and reinforce some of the keys to better friendships.
Friend, how to be a
  1. Choosing Your Friends (l) - Learn the value of true friendship by being a good friend. "A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity".
Friend, making peace with a
  1. Making Peace (l) - When friends are at each other's throats...
Friends
  1. Just for Youth... It Does Matter Who Your Friends Are (l) - The Bible tells us that we get to decide whether we'll walk with the wise or flounder with fools. Which will you choose?
  2. It Does Matter Who Your Friends Are (l) - The Bible tells us that we get to decide whether we'll walk with the wise or flounder with fools. Which will you choose?
  3. Why Can't We Just Get Along? (l) - In a world filled with strife, having good friends can be difficult. What can you do to develop good friendships?
  4. Circle of Friends (l) - Friendships--how can we build better relationships? Having and being a friend is important to our lives. We learn and become better people because of our friendships.
  5. 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!
  6. A Friend: "The Masterpiece of Nature" (l) - God made us to need friends, and especially to need a relationship with Him.
  7. What Would Jesus Do? Lessons in Friendship (l) - What can we learn from the only Person who has ever lived a perfect life as a human being? How did He interact with His friends?
  8. 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.
  9. Betrayed by a Friend (l) - Betrayal is never easy to come to terms with, especially when it comes from those we trust and love. Are we at risk of betraying anyone?
  10. 1,200 Facebook Friends—Really? (l) - Some people seem to collect online friends just to see how big they can make their number. But is that real friendship?
  11. Proverbs: Keep Company With The Wise (l) - Daily wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  12. Rise Above Peer Pressure (l) - Finding true friends and dealing with unwanted pressures are challenges at any age. Where can teenagers turn for help?
  13. Just for Youth - Keep a Close Friend Close (l) - How to keep and enhance a close friendship.
  14. That's What Friends Do (l) - Friendship is often shoved aside in our busy lives. We need to make special effort not to push out those we love.
  15. When Parents and Friends Clash (l) - "Honor your father and mother, which is the first commandment with promise."
  16. Reflections on Loneliness (l) - You can be lonely even in a crowd, but God offers hope for the lonely -- now and for eternity.
  17. Friends for Excellence (l) - Everyone knows that friends influence us, but can we really choose friends for excellence? Read this article to learn how friendships develop and how you can guide the process.
  18. Just for Youth: Making Peace (l) - What should you do when friends are at each other's throats?
  19. 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.
Friends clash with parents
  1. When Parents and Friends Clash (l) - "Honor your father and mother, which is the first commandment with promise."
Friends of opposite sex
  1. Getting to Know Girls (l) - Can any relationship not built on friendship stand the test of time?
Friends vs parents
  1. When Parents and Friends Clash (l) - "Honor your father and mother, which is the first commandment with promise."
Friends, choosing
  1. Just for Youth... It Does Matter Who Your Friends Are (l) - The Bible tells us that we get to decide whether we'll walk with the wise or flounder with fools. Which will you choose?
  2. It Does Matter Who Your Friends Are (l) - The Bible tells us that we get to decide whether we'll walk with the wise or flounder with fools. Which will you choose?
  3. Choosing Your Friends (l) - Learn the value of true friendship by being a good friend. "A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity".
Friends, elderly
  1. A Special Friend (l) - Friendships don't have to just be with people our own age. Read this heart-warming story about a friendship that spanned the generations.
Friends, importance of
  1. Miracle in a Dumpster (l) - It was one of the most unlikely places for a miracle to occur. Prayer and persistence paid off.
Friends, influence of
  1. Just for Youth... It Does Matter Who Your Friends Are (l) - The Bible tells us that we get to decide whether we'll walk with the wise or flounder with fools. Which will you choose?
  2. It Does Matter Who Your Friends Are (l) - The Bible tells us that we get to decide whether we'll walk with the wise or flounder with fools. Which will you choose?
  3. Friends for Excellence (l) - Everyone knows that friends influence us, but can we really choose friends for excellence? Read this article to learn how friendships develop and how you can guide the process.
Friends, making
  1. Without Friends (l) - We all face times when a friend is hard to find. What can we do to remedy this difficult situation?
Friends, relationships with
  1. Just for Youth: Making Peace (l) - What should you do when friends are at each other's throats?
Friends, reporting on
  1. To Narc or Not to Narc? (l) - No one likes to be a tattletale or rat on someone unnecessarily. How can a young person know when to divulge information to the proper authorities?
Friends, true
  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?
Friendship
  1. Without Friends (l) - We all face times when a friend is hard to find. What can we do to remedy this difficult situation?
  2. Calming the Waters (l) - Everyone experiences problems with relationships. What can we do to restore happy, peaceful, respectful ones?
  3. Circle of Friends (l) - Friendships--how can we build better relationships? Having and being a friend is important to our lives. We learn and become better people because of our friendships.
  4. World News and Trends - September/October 2006 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Sept 2006.
  5. You Raise Me Up, Because You Are Your Brother's Keeper (l) - Sobering statistics demonstrate how swiftly society is self-destructing. We especially see self-destructive behavior in our teens. Are we to be our "brother's keeper" and help one another?
  6. A Model Friendship (l) - Rather than a mere accident--the way many friendships seem to begin today--the friendship between David and Jonathan appears to have begun over respect for each other and shared values.
  7. The Friendship Formula (l) - How do you make friends? How do you keep friends? Is there a formula or technique for fostering good friendships? Here are some timeless biblical principles that work.
  8. Friends Don't Let Friends... (l) - When it comes to friendships, most people think they just happen. But are there any responsibilities in being a friend? Just what is expected of a true friend?
  9. 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?
  10. The Loneliness Trap (l) - Loneliness truly is a common human experience. The earliest pages of the Bible reveal a lonely man and a loving God who said, "It is not good that man should be alone."
  11. Friendship Gone Wrong (l) - No one likes to think about friendships that come to an end, but sometimes this is the necessary course of action. Here are some points to consider when you face this decision.
  12. In the News Jan/Mar 2008 (l) - News of interest to young people. Jan. 2008
  13. A Friendship Manual (l) - What do the Proverbs say about friendships?
  14. 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?
  15. Confronting Loneliness (l) - When loneliness hits you -- here's how to deal with it constructively.
  16. Getting to Know Guys (l) - Take time for friendship before committing to a relationship.
  17. Getting to Know Others (l) - If you want to learn practical ways to get to know guys and girls without getting serious too soon, we wrote this "how to" section with you in mind. Here are six points we've discovered to be helpful.
  18. Friendship, Quantified (l) - Close friendships are few and far between, study shows.
  19. Too Many Friendships Can Make Us Introverted (l) - New research analyzes the ebb and flow of friendships and happiness.
  20. Man's Best Friend (l) - What qualities is God looking for in a friend?
  21. The Importance of Right Friendships (l) - People can be so much more effective, so much more balanced and so much wiser as a result of developing and maintaining healthy friendships.
  22. Friendship Quiz (l) - What kind of friend are you? What can you do to be a better friend and to help build better friendships? This quiz can help you gauge your current FQ (friendship quotient) and reinforce some of the keys to better friendships.
  23. (l) - The ability to make, evaluate and sustain relationships has never been so critically needed.
  24. Just for Youth: Making Peace (l) - What should you do when friends are at each other's throats?
  25. Ending a Friendship (l) - No one likes to end a friendship, but sometimes it has to happen. But when? And how? These are the tough questions. Read this article to discover keys to help you make these important decisions.
  26. 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?
  27. Choosing Your Friends (l) - Learn the value of true friendship by being a good friend. "A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity".
  28. Just for Youth - Keep a Close Friend Close (l) - How to keep and enhance a close friendship.
Friendship and Proverbs
  1. The Importance of Right Friendships (l) - People can be so much more effective, so much more balanced and so much wiser as a result of developing and maintaining healthy friendships.
Friendship quiz
  1. Friendship Quiz (l) - What kind of friend are you? What can you do to be a better friend and to help build better friendships? This quiz can help you gauge your current FQ (friendship quotient) and reinforce some of the keys to better friendships.
Friendship with God
  1. Betrayed by a Friend (l) - Betrayal is never easy to come to terms with, especially when it comes from those we trust and love. Are we at risk of betraying anyone?
Friendship with the elderly
  1. A Special Friend (l) - Friendships don't have to just be with people our own age. Read this heart-warming story about a friendship that spanned the generations.
Friendship, building
  1. Choosing Your Friends (l) - Learn the value of true friendship by being a good friend. "A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity".
Friendship, elements of
  1. Friends for Excellence (l) - Everyone knows that friends influence us, but can we really choose friends for excellence? Read this article to learn how friendships develop and how you can guide the process.
Friendship, ending a
  1. Ending a Friendship (l) - No one likes to end a friendship, but sometimes it has to happen. But when? And how? These are the tough questions. Read this article to discover keys to help you make these important decisions.
Friendships, value of
  1. Friends for Excellence (l) - Everyone knows that friends influence us, but can we really choose friends for excellence? Read this article to learn how friendships develop and how you can guide the process.
Frienships
  1. Fear and Depression: Conquer Them With These Crucial Keys (l) - Feeling anxious and depressed? With the world and the economy in such bad shape, it's no wonder such feelings are common. What can you do to combat these negative ways of thinking? Use these five keys to help!
Friiends
  1. 10 Things You Can Say to Make Someone's Day (l) - What do you say when a friend is really hurting? Finding the perfect words is never easy, but here are a few possibilities to get you started.
Fruit
  1. Christ's Command to Us: Bear Good Fruit and Much Fruit (l) - Jesus Christ taught important spiritual lessons regarding the "fruit" of our lives. What are those lessons, and how well are we applying them? Our eternal life depends on this understanding!
  2. 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!
  3. Good Seed Produces Good Fruit - Good Fruit Produces Good Seed (l) - A planted seed may or may not grow into a fruitful tree. How can we make sure we are good fruit?
  4. 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!
Fruit of the spirit
  1. Love: The Ground From Which Spiritual Fruit Springs (l) - When God's Spirit is at work in a person, amazing things happen. The person's whole life blossoms and bears beautiful fruit. And the most wonderful fruit of all is the giving and receiving of true love.
  2. 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?
  3. A Crucial Factor in Producing Fruit: Eradicate the Weeds of Sin (l) - Victory requires understanding the enemy. In our spiritual warfare, the enemy is us! Raw human nature is like a field taken over by noxious weeds. We must eradicate the weeds and replace them with God's Spirit so we can produce much good fruit!
Fruits
  1. Bearing Fruit: A Crucial Part of Spiritual Growth (l) - God expects us to be productive and get results.
Fruits of the spirit
  1. Christ's Command to Us: Bear Good Fruit and Much Fruit (l) - Jesus Christ taught important spiritual lessons regarding the "fruit" of our lives. What are those lessons, and how well are we applying them? Our eternal life depends on this understanding!
  2. Self-Control: Governing Your Life by the Power of God (l) - In this series of articles on the fruit of the Spirit, we have come to the last of the nine virtues -- self-control. Of all the things we have to govern in this life, self is often our greatest challenge!
  3. The Perfect Example of the Fruit of the Spirit: Jesus Christ (l) - It's vital that Christians bear fruit in their lives-the fruit of the Spirit. But what does that fruit look like? In Jesus Christ we have the perfect example of what God's Spirit should produce in our lives.
  4. 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!
  5. The Wonders of the World Beyond Today (l) - You've heard of the seven wonders of the ancient world, and some have tried to list the buildings and monuments that could be considered the wonders of the modern world. But what will the wonders of God's Kingdom be?
  6. The Fruit of the Spirit - God's Spirit: The Power to Transform Your Life (l) - Jesus Christ is cultivating supernatural "fruit" in the lives of His disciples. To understand that miraculous effect, we must first understand the awesome cause and ultimate source--the Spirit of God.
FTAA
  1. 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!
Fukushima
  1. "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.
Fulfill
  1. 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?
Fulfill the law
  1. 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.
Fulfilled prophecy
  1. Duality in Bible Prophecy(2) (l) - Prophetic statements sometimes apply to more than one fulfillment, a principle called duality. A prime example of duality is Christ's first coming to atone for our sins and His second coming to rule on earth as King of Kings.
  2. How Will Prophecy Impact You? (l) - In my travels I've seen too much compelling evidence for prophecy's dead-on accuracy to ignore its truthfulness and crucial message for our times.
  3. What Are Some of the Bible's Major Fulfilled Prophecies? (l) - The Bible contains hundreds of fulfilled prophecies. Here is a list of some of the biblical prophecies that have been fulfilled historically.
Fulfillment
  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?
Fulilled
  1. Other Important Ways Jesus Fulfilled the Law (l) - Jesus fulfilled everything prescribed in the offerings for sin in the law of sacrifices.
  2. 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.
Fun
  1. What Is Fun? (l) - Everyone, it seems, has a different definition of fun. If you are trying to live a godly life, how can you determine what is appropriate? How should you define "fun"?
Fun, defining
  1. What Is Fun? (l) - Everyone, it seems, has a different definition of fun. If you are trying to live a godly life, how can you determine what is appropriate? How should you define "fun"?
Fun, long term
  1. What Is Fun? (l) - Everyone, it seems, has a different definition of fun. If you are trying to live a godly life, how can you determine what is appropriate? How should you define "fun"?
Fundamental beliefs
  1. Preface (l) - We consider the teaching of these beliefs to be critical to building on the right foundation of a proper reverence for God's Word, especially as revealed in Jesus Christ.
  2. Repentance and Faith (l) - God does not condemn the believer as long as he remains in a repentant attitude of overcoming sin.
Funeral
  1. Arrangements Pending (l) - The older gentleman had lived his life on the social fringe, and exited the world almost unnoticed -- but the occasion of his death provided a lesson for those still living.
  2. 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.
Funtion of angels
  1. Angels - Lots of Them (l) - There are countless stories of people being helped in a crisis by an unknown stranger. Could they be angels and if so, what does the Bible have to say about them?
Future
  1. The Wonderful World Beyond Today! Part 1: Future Visions (l) - Will science create a gleaming utopia of peace and happiness for all? Or does a nightmarish world await us? Futurists offer a variety of conflicting visions. But is there a way to foresee what it will really be like in the world beyond today?
  2. Here's How You Can Be Part of the Greatest Adventure (l) - What motivates you? Does the opportunity for adventure excite you? If so, coming soon is an adventure you won't want to miss. It will pale into insignificance every past exploit or achievement and will completely surpass anything you have ever imagined!
  3. Raising the Global Alarm (l) - The direction of international events in the time ahead of us is vitally important for all people.
  4. Introduction - The Gospel of the Kingdom of God (l) - "The gospel of the Kingdom of God" is the message Jesus Christ instructs His followers to believe. This booklet will help you understand and believe this wonderful good news Jesus Christ announced to humanity!
  5. 2013: What Will It Be Like? (l) - 2013: What Will It Be Like? Where will you be in your life a decade from now?
  6. A Glimpse Into the Future (l) - Editorial: Bible prophecy as a look into the future.
  7. Can You Believe Bible Prophecy? (l) - God's unerring prophecies of the kingdoms and empires of Babylon, Persia, Greece and Rome all came to pass in minute detail. If the Creator's prophecies came true in centuries past, can you -- and should you -- believe in Bible prophecy today?
  8. 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.
Future Jerusalem
  1. Destination: Jerusalem (l) - In my lifelong vocation as a follower of Jesus Christ, I prepare my life and set my sights on a much grander spot that God wants each of us to experience - Jerusalem.
Future of the world
  1. Day of Rain, Day of Sun (l) - In early June America laid to rest its 40th president, Ronald Reagan. The weeklong remembrance and celebration of this man's life was a welcome pause in the political season.
Future role
  1. What's in Your Future? (l) - We're born, we live, we die and then we're history. But when we're young we think about our future!
Future superpower
  1. Are We on the Threshold of a New Age? (l) - As we enter the year 2000, what can we expect? Will we see a man-made utopia, or a time of great crisis? Or will we see something entirely different and unexpected on the world scene-the dawn of a new age? Only the Bible can give us the right answer.
Future temple
  1. Is God's Temple Under Construction? (l) - Scripture indicates that before the return of Jesus Christ, a new temple is to be built in Jerusalem. But is a grand temple of God already under construction? Does it involve you?
Future uncertainty
  1. Going Safely Into the Unknown (l) - The year 2001 is now history and the world anxiously awaits the events of 2002.
Future vision
  1. "Therefore We Do Not Lose Heart" (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.
Future world
  1. A World for Cameron (l) - As parents and grandparents, we wonder with great concern what kind of a world our children and grandchildren will inherit. What kind of a life will they experience?
Future, planning your
  1. Shaping Your Future (l) - How should we live our lives? Does it really matter what we say, do or even think? There is a way that is best to follow, but you must make the choice.
Futurists
  1. Future Visions: The Wonderful World Beyond Today (l) - Will science create a gleaming utopia of peace and happiness for all? Or does a nightmarish world await us? Futurists offer a variety of conflicting visions. But is there a way to foresee what it will really be like in the world beyond today?


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