"G" - Subject Index

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G8 countries
  1. The Crisis of Global Leadership - Where Will It Lead? (l) - World events continue to muddle on without any clear sense that leaders hold the key to effective solutions. Threat of large-scale war in the Middle East looms large. Europe's economic crisis could lead to collapse of the present eurozone. Will these events set the stage for another type of leader to emerge?
Gabriel
  1. Leading Angels: Michael and Gabriel (l) - The Bible mentions two angels by name -- Michael and Gabriel. What the Bible reveals about them tells us a great deal about the unseen spirit world.
Gaddafi, Muammar
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Gaddafi's Violent Past Catching Up in Libya (l) - On Sept. 1, 1969, Libya's King Idris was overthrown in a violent coup that brought a young revolutionary Colonel Muammar Gaddafi to power. For more than 40 years his revolutionary fervor has spread mayhem and discord.
Galatians
  1. Did Paul's Words to the Galatians Contradict His Actions? (l) - If in Galatians 4:9-10 Paul was attempting to condemn Sabbath-keeping as bondage, his actions as recorded in the book of Acts show that he was either very confused or very hypocritical.
  2. Galatians 4:9-10: Are God's Laws Bondage? (l) - Some view Galatians 4:9-10 as condemning Old Testament laws.
  3. Why Paul Used the Term 'the Whole Law' in Galatians 5:3 (l) - Paul's point in Galatians about being "a debtor to keep the whole law" is in the context of wanting to impose circumcision on the Galatians. Their reasoning implied that at least some of the symbolic aspects of the law would be required of the gentiles.
  4. Was the Sabbath Changed in the New Testament? (l) - If the Sabbath, or any part of God's law, were abolished or changed in the early New Testament Church, there should be clear evidence of such an alteration in New Testament writings.
Galaxies
  1. The Beginning of the Universe (l) - Has the universe always existed, or at some definite point in time, did it have a beginning?
Galaxy, size of
  1. Grasping the Vastness of Our Universe (l) - Robert Jastrow, a former head of NASA's Goddard Center, once used a clever comparison to help us grasp the immensity of the universe.
Galileo
  1. Daring to Behold! (l) - What lens are we looking through? Is it the lens of God's expansive revelation that reveals what He is truly doing? Revealed prophetic truth is more powerful than fiction.
Galveston
  1. Storm Without Warning (l) - A horrendous storm 100 years ago reminds us that it is vital to know, and let others know, what is coming.
Gambling
  1. The Growing Menace of Gambling (l) - Compulsive gambling can and does destroy lives just like drug addiction and alcoholism. It is just one more sign of the moral decline currently gripping our Anglo-Saxon nations.
  2. Gambling: Why It's a Bet Nobody Wins (l) - Compulsive gambling can and does destroy lives just like drug addiction and alcoholism. It is just one more sign of the moral decline currently gripping many nations.
Gambling, compulsive
  1. The Growing Menace of Gambling (l) - Compulsive gambling can and does destroy lives just like drug addiction and alcoholism. It is just one more sign of the moral decline currently gripping our Anglo-Saxon nations.
Gaming
  1. The Good and Bad of Gaming (l) - Computer games are a waste of time! They are violent and ruin relationships. No, computer games are good! They help develop hand-eye coordination and online games help build relationships with others. Who's right?
  2. In the News October 2010 (l) - News of interest to teens and young adults from a biblical perspective.
Gangs
  1. Youth Violence: Where Does the Blame Really Lie? (l) - Violence has come to roost in the nation's youth. A biblical prophet envisioned a time when children would be our oppressors (Isaiah 3:12). Are we living in those days?
  2. Couldn't Get It Out of My Head (l) - Ezekiel 9:4 speaks of God separating to Himself a people "who sigh and cry over all the abominations that are done within it." Christ picks up this thought during His earthly ministry when He comments in Matthew 5:4, "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted."
Gap theory
  1. Questions and Answers - Jul/Aug 2006 (l) - Answers to readers' questions. Jul/Aug 2006
  2. Where Do the Dinosaurs Fit? (l) - Figuring out when the dinosaurs lived relative to man isn't really difficult.
  3. Answers from Genesis - Part 1 (l) - Understanding how God made things in the beginning can help us understand things now.
  4. In Defense of an Ancient Universe (l) - Why do we believe, contrary to young-earth creationism, that the heavens and the earth are significantly older than the 6,000-year history of man?
  5. What's Shakin' Terra Firma? (l) - When the ground beneath your feet begins to tremble, it can be terribly unsettling, especially with lives in jeopardy. Why do we live in a world of earthquakes - and will we always?
  6. Earth's Age: Does the Bible Indicate a Time Interval Between the First and Second Verses of Genesis? (l) - On the basis of the evidence,there is far more reason to translate Gen. 1:2 as 'But the earth had become a ruin and a desolation, etc.' than there is for any of the conventional translations in our modern versions"
  7. 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.
Garden
  1. Lessons From the Garden (l) - Many of us have a garden, but have we learned the lessons they hold for us?
Garden analogy
  1. The Parable of the Sower and Seed (l) - I've planted many vegetable gardens over the years. The lessons I've learned match what Jesus Christ said about the sowing of the seed of the gospel and what it takes to grow a productive crop. They also teach us what we must do when the words of the Kingdom have been sown into our lives.
Garden of Eden
  1. UN's Millennium Goals: How Do They Compare to God's? (l) - In 2000 the United Nations established "Millennium Development Goals" to eliminate extreme poverty and hunger; reduce disease, child mortality and malnutrition; and to improve education, personal incomes and opportunities, housing and sanitation worldwide by the year 2015. All 191 UN member states have pledged to meet these goals. While admirable aspirations, how do they compare to what God promises for the future?
  2. The Alpha and the Omega and Eternity (l) - Why do seemingly civilized people seethe with unreasonable hatred? America wastes its time and energy to try to understand why it is hated. What does the truth mean to you?
  3. God's Plan to End Evil and Suffering (l) - Is God blind to evil and human suffering? Why doesn't He intervene to put a stop to it? Or could it be that it's we who are blind to what God is doing and that humankind must learn some major lessons before He puts an end to evil?
  4. Ending With the Beginning (l) - Imagine a world in which there was seamless unity between God, man and nature.
  5. Searching for Eden in the Middle East (l) - Why do nations and peoples collide in the Middle East? Why is the home to the long-ago Garden of Eden today the home to so much sorrow and suffering? Will the region ever resemble Eden again? The surprising answer is yes!
  6. How to Make the World Great Again (l) - The world was once a paradise. But that paradise was dashed, and humanity has suffered ever since. Thankfully, God has a plan to make the world great again -- and you can have a part!
  7. God's Plan of Redemption (l) - God's Plan of Redemption
  8. Seeing Through the Trees (l) - One man in the jungle, working with a plan that involves trees, monkeys, bugs, roots and vines. Not too close to the trees to truly see the forest; and beyond the forest to future generations.
  9. Where was God? (l) - If God is all powerful and all knowing, the source of all that is good and kind and right, how could He allow evil human beings to snuff out the lives of people who have done them no harm? Why would He allow such things?
Gardenof eden
  1. Follow Me (11/2017) (l) - The biblical story begins, transitions and ends with life in a garden. In this third part in a series, we consider the last setting.
Gardens
  1. Three Gardens With One Purpose (l) - Man's existence began with God in a garden. A garden also awaits in man's destiny with God. And a garden experience in between makes it possible. We start with the opening setting.
  2. Follow Me (1/2018) (l) - Recalling our journey through the garden settings of Scripture, do we deeply desire a close relationship with the Father and Christ now and forever?
Gargoyles
  1. Gargoyles, Ghouls, Ghosts and Goblins? (l) - Does our modern world take the spirit realm too lightly?
Gas prices
  1. World News and Trends - Nov/Dec 2005 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Nov/Dec 2005.
  2. Energy Costs, the Mideast and Illegals Are Americans' Biggest Concerns (l) - A recent poll on NBC's Meet the Press showed Americans are primarily concerned about the price of gas, Iran, illegal immigrants and Iraq. All four concerns are interconnected.
  3. How High Could Gas Prices Rise? (l) - Nations can and do use oil as a weapon.
Gate
  1. The Difficult and Narrow Highway of Life (l) - The road of life can be a difficult one. What's the best path to take, and how can you keep yourself on it?
Gatekeepers
  1. The Temple and Tabernacle Responsibilities of the Sons of Korah (l) - Just how notable and complete were the services of the sons of Korah to the Tabernacle and Temple system?
Gates
  1. Intifada of the Crossings (l) - Tiny, but forever pivotal to world politics, Israel is struggling with a new intifada, a concerted attack on all the Gaza crossings and one in particular the crossing at Rafah. The strategic importance of "crossings" is identified in Bible prophecy, only by another name.
Gath
  1. God, Science and the Bible - Discoveries at Goliath's hometown support accuracy of the Bible (l) - News from the world of science about God and the Bible.
Gathelus
  1. Appendix 8: Gathelus, Scota and the Exodus (l) - We should examine this in greater detail -- particularly their connection to the time of Moses and the Exodus.
Gay agenda
  1. World News Review February 2006 (l) - World News - Feb. 2006
  2. What's Behind the Gay Agenda? (l) - Western societies are going through many fundamental changes - perhaps none so far-reaching as those pushed by promoters of the gay agenda.
  3. The Gay Agenda: Coming to a School Near You (l) - Fox News radio commentator Todd Starnes observes in his new book God Less America that those in "the militant gay rights community . . . not only expect you to accept their lifestyle, but they also want you to affirm it. They want your children exposed to it in their public school classrooms. They want private business owners to endorse their court-sanctioned 'marriages.' And woe be to any person who dares object" (2014, p. 64).
  4. Religious Freedom Law Decried (l) - The state of Indiana recently passed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) to ensure that people operating businesses are not compelled to act against their religious convictions.
  5. The Gay Agenda Blueprint (l) - The startling shift in American attitudes toward gays and same-sex marriage is not the result of chance or random events. More than a quarter century ago, gay strategists laid out a plan to transform the nation -- with astounding success.
Gay lifestyle
  1. Same-Sex Marriage: Does It Meet With God's Approval? (l) - The gay agenda is steadily gaining ground in Western nations, with same-sex marriage finding acceptance. But what does the Bible say -- and why? And what's at the root of same-sex attraction?
Gay marriage
  1. World News Review June 2008 (l) - Worle news review for June 2008.
  2. World News and Trends - July/August 2008 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. July 2008
  3. Biblical Marriage & Prayer (l) - In the words of Sir Winston Churchill: "Where does the family start? It starts with a young man falling in love with a girl -- no superior alternative has yet been found."
  4. Christianity on the Wane in America (l) - Whatever the direction of the nation as a whole, you individually can live a lawful life filled with hope.
  5. State Laws Losing in the Gay Marriage Battle (l) - The American gay marriage agenda moves forward, one state and one judge at a time. The newest states to see the legalization of gay marriage are Arkansas, Mississippi, Montana, Kansas and South Carolina, where federal judges struck down preexisting laws banning gay unions in those states.
  6. "Civil Unions": The Genesis of Untold Controversy (l) - Canada, the European Union and the small state of Vermont have all introduced laws that seek to rewrite social mores and customs about marriage. Some believe the proposed revisions correct wrongs and promote justice; but, to the contrary, they will engender controversy without end.
  7. In the News Apr/Jun 2004 (l) - News items. April-June 2004
  8. The Gay Rights Battle (l) - Is there a logical and biblically supportable solution to the gay rights battle?
Gay priests
  1. Controversies Concerning Homosexuality Hound the Anglican Community (l) - Gay issues are troubling the Church of England and its Episcopal community in America. Its evangelical wing takes issue with liberal clergy who promote acceptance of openly gay priests. What is the true biblical approach?
  2. World News Review Jul 2001 (l) - World news review. July 2001.
Gay rights
  1. Feminism's Fatal Flaw (l) - The feminist minority: Why do women reject a movement that claims to advance their rights?
  2. The Gay Rights Battle (l) - Is there a logical and biblically supportable solution to the gay rights battle?
Gay sex
  1. Hope for Homosexuals (l) - There are many studies that show many men and women do come out of homosexuality. We see more and more of the evidence, more and more of those studies; and if the person is highly motivated there is a very good chance that he or she can come out of homosexuality.
Gaza
  1. Abbas and Sharon: Showdown Over Jerusalem (l) - How to resolve the opposing claims over the world's most controversial city, Jerusalem, was to be part of the international efforts to bring peace to the Middle East this year. The Sharon administration yanked it out of the end of the "Roadmap for Peace" and is making it an issue now. Barely established in office, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has to get help from the Bush administration, or else Abbas' ability to lead - and his ability to make peace - will end before it begins.
  2. Retreat From Gaza (l) - Israel has completed its pullout from Gaza, a piece of territory it has controlled since 1967. Is this the start of a final road to peace between the Palestinians and the Israelis? Or will it be a futile gesture that leaves Israel vulnerable to further terrorist attacks?
  3. World News and Trends - Nov/Dec 2005 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Nov/Dec 2005.
  4. World News and Trends - July/August 2007 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Jul/Aug 2007
  5. World News Review February 2008 (l) - World News review. Feb. 2008
  6. Can Israel Survive? (l) - Israel is geographically tiny, especially when measured against its massive impact on the world. Yet it remains the unceasing target of hostile criticism, with some countries openly threatening its extinction. Only 60 years old, Israel's survival remains at stake today. What does Scripture say?
  7. Intifada of the Crossings (l) - Tiny, but forever pivotal to world politics, Israel is struggling with a new intifada, a concerted attack on all the Gaza crossings and one in particular the crossing at Rafah. The strategic importance of "crossings" is identified in Bible prophecy, only by another name.
  8. When Will the West Wake Up? (l) - Islamic extremism is back-not that it ever went away. Following the terrorist attacks in Mumbai and the continuing threats from Iranian proxy Hamas, the question must be asked: When will the West wake up?
  9. World News & Trends May 2010 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. May 2010
  10. World News & Trends: July/August 2010 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. July 2010
  11. The Israeli-Hamas Fight Continues (l) - The latest war between Israel and Gaza proved to be one of the most violent and polarizing yet.
  12. A Third Intifada? (l) - We are not merely on the verge of another Arab uprising against Israel. It's already here.
Gazprom
  1. Europe's Growing Energy Worries (l) - To what extent should the European Union be dependent on foreign sources of energy? That question is a matter of growing concern for EU leaders. Case in point: Natural gas.
GCC
  1. World News Review January 2007 (l) - World news review, January 2007.
  2. New Military Might in the Middle East (l) - Nations that initially formed a common market now move to form a common military. It's a logical and necessary step. But what effect will it have on its members and the rest of the world?
GDP
  1. A Downsized Lifestyle Is Coming - Will You Make the Adjustment? (l) - Our world is changing in ways we never considered. The dominance that affluent nations have enjoyed is about to end. Will peoples of the rich world downsize their lifestyle? Will people who have rarely if ever had to "tighten their belts" be able to make the painful change?
  2. Gross Domestic Product: Is It the Measuring Stick of Success? (l) - If you look only at GDP, things might seem pretty good for the U.S. economy. But there are other factors to consider.
Geese
  1. Life Lessons From The Birds (l) - We can see many lessons for life in the things we see around us, but what lesson can we learn from the birds?
  2. "Be of Good Cheer!" (l) - Everyone needs encouragement. Are we following Christ's example in giving this precious gift?
Gehenna
  1. To Hell and Back -- for a Popsicle (l) - The story is real. The Popsicle was sweet. The understanding is priceless.
  2. Is Hell Real? (l) - For Christians who believe in a God of love, the concept of an ongoing hell can be disturbing and difficult to understand. What the Bible truly teaches about hell may surprise you!
  3. A Trip to Hell and Back (l) - Do you know the truth about "hell" as described in the Bible? Come along on a journey with someone who's been there and returned!
  4. What Is Hell? (l) - Most people are sure they will either go to heaven or hell when they die. But just what is hell anyway? And are these ideas based on the biblical truth about hell?
  5. Are the Wicked Punished in an Ever-Burning Hell? (l) - Did Jesus here warn of an eternal punishment in hellfire?
  6. The Biblical View of 'Hell' (l) - The Biblical view of 'hell'.
  7. Who Will Go to Hell? (l) - What is hell? In the Bible the word hell is mentioned 54 times. It is translated from four different words. The only one in the Old Testament -- sheol in the Hebrew -- and one in the New Testament -- hades in Greek -- have the meaning of the grave, a pit or the abode of the dead. Sheol is the only word in the Old Testament from which hell is translated in the King James Version of the Bible. It is translated "hell" 31 times. Hades is translated "hell" 10 times in the New Testament.
Gender
  1. What'™s Behind the Transgender Movement? (l) - With increasingly mandated acceptance of transgenderism, society is careening off a cliff. How did we get here? And where will we end up?
  2. "When the Binary Burns" (l) - A sobering article at LifeSiteNews by Claire Chretien titled "Bathrooms Are Just the Beginning: A Scary Look Into the Trans Movement's End Goals" (May 6, 2016) presents an eye-opening analysis of what's going on.
Gender and paganism
  1. Gender Blurring in Pagan Worship (l) - Crossdressing existed in ancient pagan worship -- prominent being that of the Babylonian Ishtar, goddess of love, war, fertility and sex, called Inanna in Sumerian. The Israelites in their apostasies worshipped this goddess under the name Ashtoreth and by the title "Queen of Heaven."
Gender confusion
  1. Facebook Gender Options (l) - What are the implications of gender confusion in society?
Gender identification
  1. Facebook Gender Options (l) - What are the implications of gender confusion in society?
Gender neutrality
  1. The Decline of the American Male (l) - Western society is shifting in major ways. One of the most dramatic changes is the decline and disappearance of needed masculinity.
Geneaologies
  1. Other Sources and a Caution (l) - We should be even more cautious when it comes to genealogies and histories outside the Bible, which are debatable. While they can be interesting and enlightening, they can also become a drain on our spiritual energies if we spend inordinate amounts of time in researching them.
General resurrection
  1. Ezekiel's Vision of the Valley of Dry Bones: What Does It Mean? (l) - The prophet Ezekiel saw a vision of vast numbers of people resurrected to live again as physical human beings. What is the meaning of this mystifying vision, and what does it teach us about God's plan?
  2. What Will It Be Like to Be Resurrected? (l) - What will it be like for those raised to life again in the resurrection described in Ezekiel's vision?
Generations
  1. World News and Trends - May/June 2007 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. May 2007
Generosity
  1. Give and Forget (l) - We've heard we should "forgive and forget." But we also need to learn to give and forget.
  2. Generosity Is of the Heart (l) - God's generosity knows no bounds. We are to follow His and Christ's example in our attitude of giving. God takes our gift and multiplies it. As we learn to give, we become more like God.
  3. Kindness: From the Heart to the Helping Hand (l) - God's nature is that of incredible loving-kindness toward all people. And He will kindly help His followers cultivate the much-needed fruit of godly kindness.
  4. 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).
  5. The Eighth Commandment: Practice Giving Rather Than Getting (l) - The spiritual intent of the eighth commandment: practice giving rather than getting
  6. Family Finances: a Biblical Guide (l) - Managing your money - a Biblical guide.
  7. 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.
Genesis
  1. The Alpha and the Omega and Eternity (l) - Why do seemingly civilized people seethe with unreasonable hatred? America wastes its time and energy to try to understand why it is hated. What does the truth mean to you?
  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. Answers from Genesis - Part 8 (l) - Here are more frequently asked questions about Genesis, the book of origins.
  4. The Testimony of the New Testament (l) - Many are surprised to learn that the Bible reveals Christ as the Creator! More than once the apostle Paul explained to early Christians that God had created all things by Jesus Christ (Ephesians 3:9; Colossians 1:16). Hebrews 1:2 tells us that God "has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, . . . through whom also He made the worlds."
  5. The Greek Concept of Creation (l) - Origen and Augustine began to interpret much of the book of Genesis as allegory. They viewed the Genesis account as filled with symbolic fictional figures representing truth, human conduct or experience.
  6. Earth's Age: Does the Bible Indicate a Time Interval Between the First and Second Verses of Genesis? (l) - On the basis of the evidence,there is far more reason to translate Gen. 1:2 as 'But the earth had become a ruin and a desolation, etc.' than there is for any of the conventional translations in our modern versions"
  7. Genesis 1 and the Days of Creation (l) - Did you know that no piece of ancient history is more scientifically grounded than the book of Genesis, including its description of the 24-hour days of creation?
  8. Humanity (l) - Humanity was created with a truly amazing potenial. The future of humanity is to be children in the family of God.
  9. Joseph: Faithfulness Brings Blessing (l) - If you believe and follow God as Joseph did He can make the worst situation the best thing that could happen to you.
  10. Was Noah's Flood Universal? (l) - Was the Flood of Genesis universal, covering all the earth? Or was it merely a regional inundation engulfing only a small area ? This question has troubled many readers of the Genesis story. How can we discover the truth?
Genesis 1
  1. 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.
Genesis account, superiority of
  1. Ancient Near Eastern Concepts of Creation (l) - Is the Genesis record a fairy tale little different from those of other ancient cultures?
Genesis creation
  1. Ancient Near Eastern Concepts of Creation (l) - Is the Genesis record a fairy tale little different from those of other ancient cultures?
Genesis, archaeology and
  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.
Genesis, book of
  1. Archaeology and Genesis: What Does the Record Show? (l) - Although doubters will always scoff at the truth of God's Word, fewer and fewer now doubt the Bible's historical basis.
  2. 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.
Genesis, rationality of
  1. Ancient Near Eastern Concepts of Creation (l) - Is the Genesis record a fairy tale little different from those of other ancient cultures?
Genetic engineering
  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. In the News April 2010 (l) - News of interest to teens and young adults from a biblical perspective. April 2010
  3. 2010: Another Step Toward Frankenstein (l) - Science magazine recently announced a significant step toward creating artificial life. The breatkthrough has caused many scientists to praise the potential for beneficial research. Others, however, warn of the potential threat of a technology we do not yet fully understand or can control. What might this open door lead to in the not-so-distant future?
  4. A World in Need of Rescue! (l) - A number of existential threats are leading mankind to the precipice of destruction. Thankfully, all these will be stopped in their tracks by a returning Jesus Christ.
  5. World News Review Jul 2002 (l) - World news review. July 2002.
  6. Where Will the Genetics Revolution Lead? (l) - This century has seen some astounding scientific and technological advancement.Developments continue to amaze. But is all such advancement a good thing?
  7. World News Review April/May 2000 (l) - World news - Apr/May 2000
Genetic walls
  1. Myths of Evolution - Part 2 (l) - Some may be shocked to find that long-heralded "proofs" of evolution are anything but. Here we examine four widely used examples to learn what the evidence really shows.
Genetically modified food
  1. 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.
Genetics
  1. The Human Genome Project: Decoding the Mystery of Man (l) - Digging deeply into the mystery of our existence, the Human Genome Project has brilliantly illuminated our knowledge of the mechanics of life--but revealed nothing about our ultimate purpose. To discover mankind's purpose, we must look to another source.
  2. Why the Human Genome Project? (l) - Will the Human Genome Project produce any good fruit?
  3. The Ominous GNR Revolution (l) - The Biotech Age brings new and terrifying scenarios. How might the explosion of knowledge of genetics, nanotechnology and robotics (GNR) change our world?
  4. Where Will the Genetics Revolution Lead? (l) - This century has seen some astounding scientific and technological advancement.Developments continue to amaze. But is all such advancement a good thing?
Genital herpes
  1. World News and Trends - Mar/Apr 1998 (l) - A brief synopsis for world events. March/April 1998
Genocide
  1. The World Stood by as Hundreds of Thousands Died in Darfur (l) - In spite of some pressure from the United Nations, the United States, the European Union and the African Union, the murdering in Darfur and of refugees from there has continued unabated.
  2. Genocide Survivor: "I Hope We've Learned Our Lesson..." (l) - "One day we were neighbors, and the next day the massacre began." That's how the survivor of a tribal massacre described the shocking turn of events that led to the murder of 18 of her family members. Her tragic story cuts to the heart of humanity's inability to find lasting peace...
  3. Facing the Pain and Suffering (l) - The question is one for the ages and for all peoples who have suffered. Why did 6 million Jews die in the Holocaust?
  4. 'I Hope We've Learned Our Lesson ...' (l) - "One day we were neighbors, and the next day the massacre began." That's how the survivor of a tribal massacre described the shocking turn of events that led to the murder of 18 of her family members. Her tragic story cuts to the heart of humanity's inability to find lasting peace
Genocide and evolution
  1. The Societal Consequences of Darwinism (l) - The consequences of accepting Darwinian theory have been profound. Enormous moral and social damage has been wrought in classrooms and to society.
Genome
  1. DNA Discoveries Demonstrate Divine Design (l) - Recent discoveries about DNA -- including the finding that so-called "junk DNA" is anything but -- once again clearly points to a supreme Intelligence having imbedded an incredible multifaceted code in our genes.
  2. Discovering the Mystery of Man (l) - The incredible design of the human being.
  3. Why the Human Genome Project? (l) - Will the Human Genome Project produce any good fruit?
Gentile
  1. Questions and Answers - Jan/Mar 2006 (l) - The following questions and answers represent issues of interest to young people who want sound biblical advice.
Gentiles
  1. No Jew and No Gentile (l) - In God's Kingdom there will be no discrimination based on race, gender, culture, social status or anything else. We will be judged solely on our obedience to Him in this life.
  2. God's Festivals in the New Testament (l) - God's festivals, which began in the Old Testament, are also observed by New Testament Christians. Here are a number of New Testament scriptural references to this fact.
  3. Peace and Unity in Christ (l) - All man-made barriers must be "broken down" before mankind can enjoy the peace and unity for which Christ died.
  4. Paul Imprisoned Over a Man-Made Taboo (l) - Paul's imprisonment resulted from a false charge that he had taken a gentile with him past a forbidden checkpoint in the temple compound.
  5. Was the Sabbath Changed in the New Testament? (l) - If the Sabbath, or any part of God's law, were abolished or changed in the early New Testament Church, there should be clear evidence of such an alteration in New Testament writings.
  6. 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?
  7. Profiles of Faith - Paul, Apostle to the Gentiles (l) - The Apostle Paul was a chosen vessel of God to bear His name before Gentiles, kings, and the children of Israel.
Gentle answer
  1. Proverbs: A Gentle Answer (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
Gentleness
  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. 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?
  3. The Fruit of the Spirit (l) - Conversion should produce the fruits of the Spirit: "love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control".
  4. Gentleness: The Mark of a Christian (l) - Gentleness, so sadly lacking in this world, should be evident in the life of a Christian. What is gentleness, and how can it be a part of your life?
Genuine
  1. Holding It Up to the Light (l) - If we want to get a good view of ourselves, the only way to do it is through the illumination that God provides.
  2. Virtual Christian or Virtual Magazine? (l) - I was, at first, a bit concerned with the title Virtual Christian Magazine. After all, the magazine is meant to be a real magazine.
Genuine Christian
  1. Is Your Christianity "the Real McCoy"? (l) - "The Real McCoy" means "the best of its kind" or "the highest quality." But do you know the story behind the phrase and what it teaches us about embracing true, biblical Christianity?
Genuine Christianity
  1. Real Sailors and Genuine Christians (l) - Are you the "real deal," or merely a wannabe?
Geocentrism
  1. Daring to Behold! (l) - What lens are we looking through? Is it the lens of God's expansive revelation that reveals what He is truly doing? Revealed prophetic truth is more powerful than fiction.
Geoffrey of Monmouth
  1. "This Sceptered Isle" (l) - Today, though, it seems that despite multiple nations still looking to Queen Elizabeth as their head of state, the British throne's glory days are over, particularly with more and more calls heard for its abolishment. But what really lies ahead for the monarchy?
Geography and Russia
  1. Russia's Geographic Outlook (l) - Russia often doesn't make sense to the West.
Geologic record
  1. Darwin, Charles: Evolution of a Man and His Ideas (l) - Almost 150 years have passed since the publication of Charles Darwin's The Origin of Species launched a theological, philosophical and scientific revolution. Nearly everyone knows about the theory of evolution, but few know the man and motives behind it.
Geology
  1. The Problem of "Living Fossils" (l) - Several discoveries of "living fossils" have cast doubt on the long-accepted interpretation of the fossil record.
  2. Noah's Flood: Serious Problems With Dating Methods (l) - Why do geologists so frequently fail to understand that the biblical Flood was the force that created some geologic formations? One important answer lies in the way they date these formations.
George Vi
  1. The Spiritual Reality Behind The King's Speech (l) - The movie The King's Speech highlights the very personal struggle of Britain's King George VI to overcome a speech impediment. Behind the film is the historical reality of the man's deep religious faith, a conviction that enabled him to lead the British Empire during its time of greatest trial.
George Washington
  1. America's Biblical Roots (l) - Today some are trying to rewrite history to argue that the United States was founded as a secular, nonreligious nation. The historical record clearly tells a much different story!
Georgia
  1. Georgia on Moscow's Mind (l) - The August miniwar between Russia and Georgia was not simply a local conflict about ethnic groups. It has huge implications for the NATO alliance and Europe's future energy security.
  2. The Russian Bear Has Awakened (l) - While the world was distracted by the Olympic games in Beijing, Russia suddenly invaded Georgia, a staunch Western ally and possible future NATO member. What's behind Russia's muscle-flexing?
German economic system
  1. Financial Crisis Crushing Britain (l) - What does the future hold for Britain in the wake of the current financial crisis?
German economics
  1. Prophetic Trends Observed as 2011 Begins (l) - Economics was the force that determined the course of world history--and continues to be a primary force in the drive toward fulfillment of Bible prophecy.
German economy
  1. The continuing German conundrum (l) - Prior to the fall of the Berlin Wall, the former chancellor of West Germany, Helmut Schmidt, observed that the idea of a unified state of 75 million Germans arising one day in the middle of Europe was a cause of concern for many of the nation's European neighbors and partners
German history
  1. Europe and the Church, Part 11: Germany's Dream of Conquest (l) - At the end of the Napoleonic Wars, the country of Germany did not even exist. But a century later it had risen to seriously challenge the greatest European empires and forever change the history of the world.
German leadership
  1. Who Will Lead the New Europe? (l) - Few qualities in human affairs are more important than competent, capable leadership. With 10 nations joining the European Union (EU) on May 1, which nation or nations will exercise the most control, for good or bad? And even more importantly, who will govern Europe at the close of this age of man?
German militancy
  1. Should the West Encourage German Military Expansion? (l) - Adverse security circumstances have caused the United States, the United Kingdom and other Western countries to pressure Germany into taking a more active military role in Afghanistan and other theaters of conflict. But what are the potential consequences from a biblical/historical perspective?
German military
  1. Push for European Military and Growing Superstate (l) - Germany released a statement to the European Union (EU) pushing for a joint effort in military power.
German nationalism
  1. Germany's New Mind-Set: Where Will It Lead? (l) - Many see a changing mind-set among the German people. A growing self-confidence and assertiveness is emerging 65 years after World War II and two decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of Germany. Where is Germany ultimately headed?
German pacifism
  1. Should the West Encourage German Military Expansion? (l) - Adverse security circumstances have caused the United States, the United Kingdom and other Western countries to pressure Germany into taking a more active military role in Afghanistan and other theaters of conflict. But what are the potential consequences from a biblical/historical perspective?
German power
  1. What Is Germany's Destiny? (l) - For far too many German citizens, reunification in 1990 has meant 15 years of economic downturn, increasing unemployment and general deprivation. But encouraging signs of recovery are gradually beginning to emerge in the German economy. Prophetically speaking, what does reunification mean in the long run?
German pride
  1. Germany's New Mind-Set: Where Will It Lead? (l) - Many see a changing mind-set among the German people. A growing self-confidence and assertiveness is emerging 65 years after World War II and two decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of Germany. Where is Germany ultimately headed?
German reunification
  1. What Is Germany's Destiny? (l) - For far too many German citizens, reunification in 1990 has meant 15 years of economic downturn, increasing unemployment and general deprivation. But encouraging signs of recovery are gradually beginning to emerge in the German economy. Prophetically speaking, what does reunification mean in the long run?
Germany
  1. Germany's Record Unemployment and Political Change (l) - Reaching the 5 million unemployed mark had an immediate impact on Germany's national confidence. In a poll taken a couple of days after the unemployment figures were released, 85 percent of the Germans surveyed expressed concern for their personal future.
  2. World News and Trends - Mar/Apr 2005 (l) - An Overview of Conditions Around the World; Mar/Apr 2005
  3. The World's Number One Exporting Nation (l) - The United States owes its historical dominance to being the world's biggest exporting nation. It no longer holds that position. The country that does is set to play a more dominant role in world affairs.
  4. What Is Germany's Destiny? (l) - For far too many German citizens, reunification in 1990 has meant 15 years of economic downturn, increasing unemployment and general deprivation. But encouraging signs of recovery are gradually beginning to emerge in the German economy. Prophetically speaking, what does reunification mean in the long run?
  5. World News and Trends - Nov/Dec 2005 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Nov/Dec 2005.
  6. 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.
  7. Coming: A Massive European Intervention in the Middle East (l) - Bible prophecy shows that the time will come when the "king of the North," the leader of an emerging European-centered superpower, will intervene in the Middle East.
  8. World News and Trends - January/February 2007 (l) - World news. January 2007.
  9. Germany's Rising Economic and Political Power (l) - Germany, not the United States, is the world's biggest single exporting nation. The German-dominated European Union is the world's biggest single market. Additionally, the German-based euro is increasingly the international currency of choice. Few realize how significant these economic factors are.
  10. World News and Trends - July/August 2007 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Jul/Aug 2007
  11. From Berlin to Brussels (l) - Some Germans are questioning whether their government is still a parliamentary democracy. Their underlying concerns apply throughout the evolving EU, as national sovereignty is subtly transferred to a central authority.
  12. Should the West Encourage German Military Expansion? (l) - Adverse security circumstances have caused the United States, the United Kingdom and other Western countries to pressure Germany into taking a more active military role in Afghanistan and other theaters of conflict. But what are the potential consequences from a biblical/historical perspective?
  13. Turkish Prime Minister in Germany: Compliments and Controversy (l) - Will Turkey become a full member of the European Union? The underlying debate centers on whether it would bring too much Islamist influence into the EU.
  14. World News & Trends Jan 2009 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Jan. 2009
  15. How Long Will the NATO Alliance Last? (l) - The 50th anniversary of the NATO alliance in 1999 was a celebration of the successful defense of the free world. Just 10 years later there are signs of serious trouble within the alliance.
  16. World News & Trends January 2010 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. January 2010
  17. Could a Greek Tragedy Bring Down the Euro? (l) - In the last few weeks the euro has declined in value as fears over Greece's debt problems fueled international speculation. Could Greece's problems lead to the demise of the common European currency?
  18. Why Is Europe So Important? (l) - From its inception The Good News has continually covered the European scene. Today this coverage is more important than ever because crucial developments in Europe are central to the fulfillment of Bible prophecy.
  19. Germany's Growing European Role: Where Will It Lead? (l) - Chancellor Angela Merkel's noteworthy reluctance to part with large amounts of bailout cash has recently riveted European leaders' attention. Germany is increasingly beginning to negotiate from a strengthened position, fortified by the long-term effects of 20 years of reunification. But what is Germany's ultimate destiny?
  20. 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?
  21. Germany and the Euro: What Will Be the Ultimate Outcome? (l) - A severe crisis often results in economic and political disaster, but it can also foster an opportunity for exercising much greater control, especially for an economically strong and dominant country like Germany. Does the Bible indicate where the current crisis (and others like it to follow) could eventually take Europe?
  22. In Brief: Trends That Affect Your Life (l) - Trends in the news. Nov 2010.
  23. Germany's New Mind-Set: Where Will It Lead? (l) - Many see a changing mind-set among the German people. A growing self-confidence and assertiveness is emerging 65 years after World War II and two decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of Germany. Where is Germany ultimately headed?
  24. Do You Understand the Signs of the Times? (l) - The intensity and frequency of tragic world and national events should rightly concern all of us. Jesus Christ Himself spoke of "the signs of the times." Certain telltale signs correspond to a crisis-filled close of this age--called in the Bible "the time of the end." Do you understand the nature of these crucial signs?
  25. 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.
  26. Germany Conquering Europe? (l) - It's not every day that you open a major British newspaper and read a headline like this: "Rise of the Fourth Reich, How Germany Is Using the Financial Crisis to Conquer Europe" (Simon Heffer, Daily Mail, Aug. 17, 2011). Many observers are pointing out the same thing"though typically in much less blunt terms.
  27. The Empire Germany has Always Dreamed Of (l) - Adolf Hitler came to power only because of a major financial crisis in the late 1920s and early 1930s.
  28. 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.
  29. Europe's Troubles: Setting the Stage for Prophecy's Fulfillment (l) - In 1933 Winston Churchill chillingly warned, "No one can watch the events which are taking place in Germany without increasing anxiety about what their outcome will be." With an economic crisis now plaguing the eurozone, will Berlin's troubled history repeat itself? What is Germany's destiny? Does Bible prophecy give us any indication of where events in Europe are leading?
  30. 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.
  31. A Tighter Fiscal Union in Europe? (l) - Attempts to solve the ongoing eurozone crisis could eventually lead to a restructuring or partial breakup of the 27-nation European Union.
  32. Is Europe Going Under? (l) - Continual financial crisis in Europe naturally raises the question, "Is Europe falling apart?" Bible prophecy shows that sudden and unexpected change is coming to the continent.
  33. The Coming of a New Babylon (l) - The European debt crisis still simmers. Are we seeing a geopolitical development long foretold in Bible prophecy emerging before our eyes? What exactly is occurring with this world crisis?
  34. 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).
  35. The German Election: the Other Side of the Story (l) - The Jewish Chronicle stated in a front-page article, "Angela Merkel's historic third election victory was warmly greeted by European leaders this week" (Simon Rocker, "Board Welcomes Angela Merkel," Sept. 24, 2013).
  36. German Debate Shows Anti-Semitism Can Worsen Quickly (l) - The heightened religious tensions in Jerusalem caused by ongoing Jewish-Muslim conflicts are spilling over to Europe.
  37. German Opinions Changing about Refugee Influx (l) - In September 2015 more than 200,000 mostly Muslim refugees entered Germany -- some fleeing from war-torn areas in their homelands, but many simply seeking a better economic future.
  38. Germany's Migrant Policy Unchanged After Attacks (l) - Since the fall of the Soviet Union and the collapse of the Berlin Wall, Germany has experienced a good measure of progress, prosperity and peace.
  39. Germany Struggles to Police Terror Suspects (l) - After being hit with several small yet high-impact terror plots in the past couple of years, Germany is trying desperately to control its imported and home-grown terrorist threats.
  40. Europe's Uncertain Future (l) - Concerns over NATO's future, the Muslim refugee crisis and the impending Brexit are clouds on Europe's horizon. What lies ahead for Europe?
  41. America - the Diminishing Empire (l) - For nearly a decade the United States has been withdrawing from world leadership. What's actually happening? And what does the future hold for the country's role in the world?
  42. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - Nov/Dec 2002 (l) - Here is an overview of conditions around the world.
  43. World News and Trends - Nov/Dec 2003 (l) - An Overview of Conditions Around the World - Nov/Dec 2003
  44. After Kosovo: Power Shift Taking Place? (l) - Is America surrendering its leadership of the Western World?
  45. World News and Trends - Mar/Apr 2004 (l) - An Overview of Conditions Around the World, March/April 2004.
  46. Germany and Russia-Shifting Balance of Power (l) - More than a century after his death, Otto von Bismark's, dream for Germany seems closer to being realized.
  47. Never on Sunday? (l) - Germany wrestles with its "store closing law."
  48. French Intellectuals see Germany as Potential Threat (l) - Recent books published in France have warned about Germany.
  49. Deutschland AG Versus Corporate America (l) - No other country but the United States could get away with overspending on such a monumental scale.
  50. (l) - World news - Jan 2000
  51. 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.
  52. Reflections From the Rotunda (l) - Conversations with German citizens show the diversity of feelings attached to the newly reconstructed German capital - a diversity that reflects different age groups, as well as an East vs. West mentality within the unified German state.
  53. Fascism Returns to Europe (l) - Today, no extremist party calls itself fascist, but whatever the name, fascism is still the game.
  54. World News Review January 2001 (l) - A brief overview of world events. January 2001.
  55. What Is Berlin's Destiny? (l) - What will the map of Europe look like in the coming years? What city appears destined to shape the future of Europe?
  56. From Kosovo to Conflict? (l) - At the end of April, four European countries agreed on the formation of a joint military structure. Did NATO's successful intervention in Kosovo lay the seeds for a challenger to its position?
  57. Oskar Lafontaine (l) - Radical reforms: a personality to watch
  58. World News Review February 1999 (l) - World news - Feb 1999
  59. Ten Years After the Wall Came Tumbling Down (l) - How is Germany faring a decade after the Berlin Wall? Is the eastern half better off? Is the western half pleased with the results of the added costs of unification? What will fully solidify this country?
  60. World News Review August 1999 (l) - World news - August 1999
  61. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - May/Jun 1997 (l) - A brief synopsis of world events. May/June 1997
Germany and Christianity
  1. Populism and Europe's Future (l) - Populist sentiment may be just a groundswell of discontent and concern among a minority, but it can also affect major political developments, depending on its momentum and the issues involved.
Germany and Europe
  1. Germany's Growing European Role: Where Will It Lead? (l) - Chancellor Angela Merkel's noteworthy reluctance to part with large amounts of bailout cash has recently riveted European leaders' attention. Germany is increasingly beginning to negotiate from a strengthened position, fortified by the long-term effects of 20 years of reunification. But what is Germany's ultimate destiny?
Germany and Islam
  1. Populism and Europe's Future (l) - Populist sentiment may be just a groundswell of discontent and concern among a minority, but it can also affect major political developments, depending on its momentum and the issues involved.
Germany and terrorism
  1. Terror Alarm in Germany (l) - An unsuccessful train bombing in Germany reveals a changing public mood on domestic security.
Germany 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?
Germany and the U.S.
  1. World News and Trends - May/June 2007 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. May 2007
Germany and Turkey
  1. Turkey at the Crossroads (l) - Following rebuffs from both the United States and Germany, could NATO's second biggest military power turn toward the east?
Get up
  1. When Life Knocks You Down...Get Up! (l) - Life begins with a struggle for some creatures. Be glad you're not a baby giraffe!
Gethsemane
  1. Three Gardens With One Purpose (l) - Man's existence began with God in a garden. A garden also awaits in man's destiny with God. And a garden experience in between makes it possible. We start with the opening setting.
Getting along with siblings
  1. Living With Siblings (l) - Tips to get along with siblings.
Getting answers
  1. What Now? (l) - Is God calling you to His Church? Following up on the Bible Study Course.
Getting involved
  1. What is in Your Hand? (l) - What abilities has God given you for Him to work for good in your life?
  2. You're Never Too Young to Serve! (l) - "You're too young..." Most teens hear these words quite often. "You're too young too drive," "You're too young to drink," "You're to young to have a job,"etc. But there is one thing that a young person is never too young to do -- serve!
Getting old
  1. Positives for Older People: Appreciating Old Age, Part 2 (l) - If we live out our natural lives, one thing is sure: We will all get old. It's a 100 percent certainty with no exceptions other than for those who die prematurely. Aging has its trials, but it also has many benefits.
Gettysburg Address
  1. Enduring Words (l) - Lincoln's Gettysburg Address is one of the great speeches of American history. Lincoln's words restored a sense of mission for a profound human effort. God's enduring Word offers the path for restoring lasting freedom for every human.
  2. Two Minutes Dedicated to Eternity (l) - Could you sit down and write out in 266 words what you are all about?
Ghana
  1. Intelligence Failure -- From Listening to the Wrong People? (l) - Sept. 11 and the war in Iraq have both been partially blamed on bad intelligence. It came as no surprise to this World News and Prophecy writer.
  2. The Biblical Solution for Africa's Biggest Crisis (l) - At the recent International AIDS Conference held in Bangkok, Thailand, delegates repeatedly condemned abstinence programs. The African continent has been particularly devastated by AIDS. Interestingly, abstinence programs are the only ones that are really working there.
  3. Ghana's Election Signifies Progress for Africa (l) - In Ukraine and Iraq there are problems with the electoral process. But in Ghana's recent election, the Fourth Republic seems to be working. Why does democracy work in some countries but not in others?
  4. African Debt--Is Wiping the Slate Clean a Good Idea? (l) - Britain's finance minister, Gordon Brown, is proposing that the G7 countries cancel Africa's debts to Western banks. Will this move give Africa the economic boost it needs to finally get off the ground?
  5. "Waiting on the World to Change" (l) - "Me and all my friends, we're all misunderstood They say we stand for nothing, there's no way we ever could Now we see everything is going wrong with the world and those who lead it We just feel like we don't have the means to rise above and beat it So we keep waiting, waiting on the world to change . . ."
  6. Ghana at 50 (l) - Fifty years ago, on March 6, 1957, Ghana became the first independent black African nation. Expectations were high. What followed was decades of corruption, political instability and economic collapse. Today Ghana is finally on the road to recovery.
  7. A Study in Contrasts (l) - Over a month after the voting, the results of the Zimbabwe presidential election still have not been officially announced. The autocratic president of Zimbabwe, who has been in power for almost three decades since the fall of Rhodesia, is clearly reluctant to hand over power. The current government has turned the breadbasket of Africa into an economic disaster with the highest inflation rate in the world. It raises the question: Why did Rhodesia work when Zimbabwe doesn't?
  8. What's Behind the Growing Food Crisis? (l) - Growing shortages around the world are driving up the price of food. For hundreds of millions this could lead to hunger or starvation. What's behind the global food crisis, and how can it be resolved?
  9. Reversal of Fortune for Two African Countries (l) - Once one of the most unstable of African countries, Ghana is now a model of stability and success. What turned Ghana around in the past 20 years? What lessons are there in its success story for the other struggling African nations?
  10. How to Live on $25 a Month (l) - Try to imagine living on $25 a month - less than $1 a day. That's how much the average worker earns in the West African county of Ghana.
  11. She Used to Be Our Queen, Too... (l) - When Elizabeth II ascended the throne 50 years ago in 1952, Britian's African possessions were larger than the entire United States of America.
  12. Dictatorships: Why Are They So Common? (l) - As the U.S. and Britain defied much of world opinion to overthrow an entrenched dictator in Iraq, a question logically arose: Why is it that so many countries seem to naturally embrace dictatorship?
Ghosts
  1. In the News Jan/Mar 2006 (l) - In the news -- Jan. 2006
Giants
  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.
Gibeon
  1. The Battle at the Pool of Gibeon (l) - In 1956 another remarkable discovery was made that provides additional evidence of the authenticity of the biblical accounts of David's days.
Gibraltar
  1. World News and Trends - Sep/Oct 2004 (l) - An Overview of Conditions Around the World, Sept/Oct 2004.
  2. World News and Trends - November/December 2006 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. November 2006.
  3. Keep Your Eye on Gibraltar! (l) - The Rock is back in the news. But why has this small narrow peninsula been such a bone of contention between Britain and Spain for nearly 300 years? Clearly the current promise of a solution is not good news to everyone involved.
Gibson, Mel
  1. The Story of Jesus Christ: Where Do You Fit? (l) - The making, content and release of the new movie The Passion of the Christ has been surrounded by controversy. Regrettably, this takes away from a central question -- which is, where do we personally fit in the story?
Gideon
  1. Men of Valor: Gideon The Judge and George Washington (l) - Two great leaders offer many important lessons. Meet a remarkable judge of ancient Israel and a more recent figure called the father of his country, as we reflect on their examples of leadership and life.
  2. Gideon: When a Few Make a Majority (l) - Spiritual exercise in overcoming seemingly insurmountable obstacles.
Gift
  1. Acceptable Offering (l) - So often we feel we fail to measure up to God's standards, but He is ultimately looking at what is happening inside of us.
Gift of life
  1. The Wondrous Gift of Life (l) - Scientists and theologians have dedicated lifetimes to trying to find the keys that unlock the mystery of human existence.
Gift of teaching
  1. Shaping the Heart and Soul (l) - Working with young people effectively requires skill. Some are especially gifted. Read about those gifts.
Gifts
  1. Authority for the People (l) - So, you want to be in charge? What does that mean? What does God say about leading and ruling over people?
  2. What is in Your Hand? (l) - What abilities has God given you for Him to work for good in your life?
  3. Gifts We Fail to Use (l) - When we get the wonderful gifts for which we pray, do we really appreciate them... or abuse them?
Gifts from God
  1. God's Greatest Gifts (l) - Summary of God's important gifts to us.
Gilgamesh
  1. Answers from Genesis - Part 8 (l) - Here are more frequently asked questions about Genesis, the book of origins.
Giraffe
  1. When Life Knocks You Down...Get Up! (l) - Life begins with a struggle for some creatures. Be glad you're not a baby giraffe!
Giraffes
  1. Giraffe Leg Ligaments, Elements of Design (l) - What makes a giraffe stand tall?
Girls and drugs
  1. World News and Trends - March/April 2006 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Mar/Apr 2006
Girls and fathers
  1. 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!
Girls and sex
  1. The Girl Next Door (l) - A study by San Diego State University shows a shocking cultural shift in the attitudes and practices of teen girls regarding sex. What should you do to help your teens avoid the pain and suffering this could bring?
Girls and the internet
  1. The Girl Next Door (l) - A study by San Diego State University shows a shocking cultural shift in the attitudes and practices of teen girls regarding sex. What should you do to help your teens avoid the pain and suffering this could bring?
Girls and violence
  1. The Mothers of 2015 (l) - As you look at the girl "tweens" (8- to 14-year-olds) of today, what kind of mothers do you think they will make for tomorrow? What type of young woman is our Western culture producing? Each girl has a clear choice between two wildly contrasting possibilities.
  2. What Will Tomorrow's Mothers Be Like? (l) - As you look at the girl "tweens" (8- to 14-year-olds) of today, what kind of mothers do you think they will make for tomorrow? What type of young woman is our Western culture producing? Girls have a clear choice between two wildly contrasting possibilities.
Gitt, Werner
  1. Professor Werner Gitt's conclusions from the information found in DNA (l) - In his book In the Beginning Was Information, Dr. Werner Gitt, an expert in information systems, deduces certain conclusions from the information found in DNA. Here is a summary.
Giuliani, Rudy
  1. How Strong Is Your Tea Bag? (l) - It's been said, "You never know how strong a tea bag is until you put it in hot water." On Sept. 11, 2001, America came to that boiling point.
Give versus get
  1. Why The Good News Has No Subscription Price (l) - For more than 16 years The Good News has given its readers insight and understanding into how a world of such incredible technological achievement and advances can at the same time be afflicted with seemingly unsolvable age-old problems.
Give vs get
  1. WIIFM - What's In It For Me? (l) - It sounds like it could be a local radio station, but WIIFM is actually the acronym for a question many people are asking today.
Giving
  1. Give and Forget (l) - We've heard we should "forgive and forget." But we also need to learn to give and forget.
  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. Generosity Is of the Heart (l) - God's generosity knows no bounds. We are to follow His and Christ's example in our attitude of giving. God takes our gift and multiplies it. As we learn to give, we become more like God.
  4. A Right Example Heard Around the World (l) - Jesus Christ surprised His disciples -- and possibly many of us as well -- by praising a seemingly wasteful act. Why did He put such emphasis on it?
Giving aid
  1. "Buddy, Can You Spare a Dime Bag?" (l) - First, consider this cautionary tale to avoid helping a drug addict feed his habit. Then, in the second article, consider some lessons about effective giving learned by an international aid agency.
Giving and forgetting
  1. Give and Forget (l) - We've heard we should "forgive and forget." But we also need to learn to give and forget.
Giving our best
  1. Do We Give Our All? (l) - Do we give 100 percent in our everyday lives and relationships?
Giving thanks
  1. Thanksgiving Day: More Than Just Being Thankful (l) - Americans celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday every November. Perhaps this is the appropriate season to wonder if there is a difference between being thankful and giving thanks.
  2. Thanksgiving Day, Not "Be Thankful" Day (l) - Americans celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday every November. Perhaps this is the appropriate season to wonder if there is a difference between being thankful and giving thanks
Giving the best
  1. A Right Example Heard Around the World (l) - Jesus Christ surprised His disciples -- and possibly many of us as well -- by praising a seemingly wasteful act. Why did He put such emphasis on it?
Giving up
  1. Never Give Up! (l) - During a time of unemployment and depression, a little puppy brought a sparkle of life back into my heart. Until she disappeared ...
  2. Until You Succeed! (l) - How many times does God expect us to pick ourselves up when we fall?
Giving without repayment
  1. Give and Forget (l) - We've heard we should "forgive and forget." But we also need to learn to give and forget.
Glass
  1. Spiritual Lessons From Glass (l) - Glassmaking is an amazing and ancient art. Would you believe some properties of glass offer an interesting analogy for the Christian life?
GLBT
  1. The Gay Agenda: Coming to a School Near You (l) - Fox News radio commentator Todd Starnes observes in his new book God Less America that those in "the militant gay rights community . . . not only expect you to accept their lifestyle, but they also want you to affirm it. They want your children exposed to it in their public school classrooms. They want private business owners to endorse their court-sanctioned 'marriages.' And woe be to any person who dares object" (2014, p. 64).
Global authority
  1. The Vatican Pushes for a Global Political and Economic Authority (l) - According to Bible prophecy, in the last days a centrally controlled global economic system, like the one the Vatican proposes, will be dominated by a great false religion and its leader. Could this document serve as the blueprint?
Global banking
  1. The Achilles' Heel of Global Banking (l) - One has to wonder what would happen if this "house of cards" based on derivatives finally collapses.
Global communication
  1. Making Sense of a Fragmenting World (l) - Terrorist alerts...war with Iraq...the "axis of evil." How can we make sense of it all?
Global cooling
  1. Global Warming or Global Cooling? (l) - Global warming (or is it global cooling?) has become a hugely contentious issue.
Global currency
  1. In danger: the Status of the U.S. Dollar (l) - The American dollar has long reigned as easily the largest percentage of the global currency supply.
Global difficulties
  1. World News and Trends - September/October 2008 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Sept/Oct 2008
Global economy
  1. What's Next for the World Economy: Possible Trade War? (l) - Clearly, the most important news around the world today is the serious financial crisis and its consequences as growing unemployment strikes family and friends near and far. News articles around the world are now focusing on another dangerous economic bubble bursting before our very eyes. Where could these latest financial woes lead, and how can we best prepare?
  2. Introduction: Managing Your Finances (l) - Whether due to the overall state of the economy or their own mistakes with money, many find themselves mired in debt and worried about their financial future. Where can you turn for practical guidelines to manage your money?
  3. A Blueprint for Prosperity (l) - No one has designed an economic system capable of eliminating poverty among nations.
  4. The Global Economy and Jesus Christ's Return (l) - What could the return of Christ have to do with the global marketplace?
  5. Global Economics: From Kosovo to McDonalds (l) - When all is said and done, it all goes back to money. The world has entered a new stage of homogenization never before seen.
  6. Making Sense of a Fragmenting World (l) - Terrorist alerts...war with Iraq...the "axis of evil." How can we make sense of it all?
  7. 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.
  8. The Global Economy's Uncertain Future (l) - What lessons should we learn from Asia's economic difficulties?
Global events
  1. 'This Generation Will Not Pass' (l) - Once all the prophesied world conditions are present, they will not continue indefinitely. World conditions will be so threatening that they cannot continue indefinitely or we would be in danger of extinction.
Global Instability
  1. World News Review March/April 2002 (l) - World news in brief. March/April 2002.
Global South
  1. Which Way Europe? (l) - Two voting sessions within a few weeks of each other could set the direction for future events within Europe. The first was the vote for the new pope, Benedict XVI. The second is the French referendum on the EU constitution. Both could have far-reaching implications for the Continent and the world.
Global village
  1. The Center of God's New Global Village (l) - God's temple will stand in the center of God's global village in Jerusalem. This will provide the seat for a civilization centered on the universal principles and laws of Almighty God.
Global warming
  1. Who Will Turn the Earth Green? (l) - When God made the first human being--Adam--and placed him in a garden in Eden, He instructed him to "tend and keep it". We could call Adam the human race's first environmentalist. His job was to take care of the garden where God had placed him.
  2. Global Warming or Global Cooling? (l) - Global warming (or is it global cooling?) has become a hugely contentious issue.
  3. Going Green: The Story Behind the Story (l) - Global warming has become a major concern of many environmentalists. Will mankind's efforts to protect our planet be successful?
  4. Wind Farms May Cause Global Warming?! (l) - Despite seeming to be the answer to the quest for clean energy, it turns out that wind farms with their giant looming turbines actually contribute to raising temperatures.
  5. World News Review December 1998 (l) - World News Review - Dec. 1998
  6. World News Review July 1999 (l) - World news - July 1999
  7. Red Cross Warns of "Super Disasters" (l) - Increasingly natural disasters are raising concerns of man's impact upon the ecological balance. Is there cause for concern? What lies ahead in the next century?
Globalization
  1. Europe Moves Closer to Grand Design (l) - Europe takes another step in the direction of its destiny. The world is moving rapidly toward a time of transition. Is your life keeping pace?
  2. Pope Calls for New "World Political Authority" (l) - Pope Benedict XVI and other world leaders are right that we do need a new "world political authority." But what does the Bible say about how it will come?
  3. Who Is My Neighbor? (l) - Growing reality of globalization is pushing us together with people we have never dealt with before.
  4. What to Watch to Discern the Times (l) - A look at three key trends: globalization, religious ecumenism and global power shifts.
  5. What Should We Watch to Discern the Times? (l) - What key trends should we expect and see when we compare the state of the world with the prophecies of the Bible?
  6. The G8 and the Elephant in the Living Room (l) - Any potential good that might have come from the recent summit of the world's economic giants was overshadowed by the death of two rioters among approximately 100,000 who gathered in Genoa to protest the talks. Widespread international poverty remains unresolved, and the United States grows increasingly unpopular.
  7. The Message of Mitch (l) - A tragic example of the poor's vulnerability to natural disasters.
  8. World News Review September/October 2000 (l) - World news - Sept 2000
  9. A Blueprint for Prosperity (l) - No one has designed an economic system capable of eliminating poverty among nations.
  10. Globalization Reviews (l) - Reviews of The Lexus and the Olive Tree and The Great Betrayal.
  11. Christian Leadership Should be Y2K Compatible (l) - F. W. de Klerk speaks about what future leaders will have to cope with in the next millennium.
Globalizaton
  1. A Small Port in a Larger Storm (l) - Today's global order is only the latest attempt to bring about world peace through human economic systems.
Globosclerosis
  1. World News and Trends - September/October 2008 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Sept/Oct 2008
Glory
  1. What You See Is What You Will Receive (l) - Obviously, we don't yet have glorified bodies, but we have been invited to begin experiencing God's glory in our lives.
  2. Jesus Was Sent by the Father (l) - The preexistent Word, who later became Jesus Christ, was sent to earth by the Father in heaven. The Gospel of John bears record to this truth many times.
  3. The Hope of Glory (l) - The Olympic Games represent a striving for excellence in athletic achievement. Paul used them to illustrate another great contest.
Glory of God
  1. Lessons From the Garden (l) - Many of us have a garden, but have we learned the lessons they hold for us?
Glory to glory
  1. From Glory to Glory, to Bring Glory to Man (l) - Who came and died for the sins of the world? Who was He? How did He come? And why does it matter?
Glossary
  1. Glossary (bsc2) (l) - A glossary of some basic terms related to this Bible study course.
Glucksmann, André
  1. Hatred Rising (l) - Why do seemingly civilized people seethe with unreasonable hatred? America wastes its time and energy to try to understand why it is hated. What does the truth mean to you?
GN readers
  1. (l) - Letters from readers of the Good News magazine.
Gnosticism
  1. God, Science and the Bible (5/06) (l) - News from the world of science about God and the Bible. May/June 2006
  2. Jesus Christ: Divine Savior or Gnostic Nobody! (l) - "Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God" (1 John 4:2-3)
  3. The Moses Code: New Truth or Recycled Deception? (l) - The new book and DVD The Moses Code promises the power to transform the world through a secret method supposedly revealed to Moses. But what's the story behind this secret?
  4. Colossians 2:16 Shows Gentile Christians Observed the Biblical Holy Days (l) - "Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: which are a shadow of things to come ..." wrote the apostle Paul in Colossians 2:16-17 (KJV). This passage is often misinterpreted. What does it really say?
  5. Was the Sabbath Changed in the New Testament? (l) - If the Sabbath, or any part of God's law, were abolished or changed in the early New Testament Church, there should be clear evidence of such an alteration in New Testament writings.
  6. Heresies denying Jesus as God in the flesh (l) - One influential and diabolical heresy was gnosticism, which was starting to form in the late New Testament period.
  7. 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.
  8. Did the Apostle Paul Abolish the Sabbath? (l) - Did Paul nullify or change the Sabbath commandment?
Gnostics
  1. College Professor Discusses Differences in Christianity (l) - Jesus said that He didn't come to bring peace to the earth, but division. And that has definitely happened.
Goal
  1. Seven Principles That Lead to Success (l) - None of us wants to fail and there are things we can do to defeat failure. Following these seven steps can lead you on your journey to success!
  2. To Soar Like Eagles (l) - The majestic eagle can teach us much about rising above the storms of life and learning to soar.
  3. Ultimate Goal (l) - Goals have built-in power because they are promises we make to ourselves to be and do better!
  4. Mini-Bible Study: What Is God's Will for You? (l) - Every day we have to make decisions. Many of them we make without thinking. But some are big decisions in life that might make us stop and wonder: What does God want me to do here? Is there a way to understand what God's will is and how we can accomplish it?
  5. 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?
  6. We Are But Man (l) - Whether wealthy elite or ragged vagabond, without Christ in us we are but man.
Goal setting
  1. Make the Most of Summer Break (l) - Make the most out of your free time.
  2. Success's Secret Ingredient (l) - The critical factor that should be utmost in any goal-setting program we would follow: seek what is good.
  3. Just for Youth - Planning for Life: Developing a Plan (l) - Planning for life: People who want milk should not seat themselves on a stool in the middle of a field in hopes that the cow will back up to them.
  4. (l) - Making a list of our dreams is an important first step in bringing dreams to reality. Putting it down in black and white takes an idea out of the realm of the abstract into the world of the concrete and specific. It leads one closer to commitment.
Goals
  1. Are You Lurking or Living? (l) - "If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them." -- Henry David Thoreau, Walden
  2. Overcoming Discouragement (l) - God has guaranteed our success if we put our trust in Him to help us overcome those debilitating feelings of discouragement.
  3. Positives for Older People, Part 1 (l) - When the United Nation's General Assembly designated 1999 as the International Year of Older Persons, it was long overdue.
  4. Got a Decision to Make? Read This First! (l) - It's easy to feel overwhelmed by major decisions with no clear answers. This seven-step process can help.
  5. Are We Thriving or Just Coping? (l) - Each daily activity we undertake shapes and molds us in preparation for our part in the awesome future of all mankind.
  6. One Foot at a Time (l) - Tom Whittaker's example of climbing Everest with one foot.
Goals, setting
  1. Success's Secret Ingredient (l) - The critical factor that should be utmost in any goal-setting program we would follow: seek what is good.
Goats
  1. A Special Lamb (l) - How does God see you? As a sheep, or a goat?
God
  1. Prove There Is a God (l) - There are logical reasons to accept the existence of a divine Creator apart from establishing the authenticity of Scripture.
God and abortion
  1. The Abortion Debate: What Does God Say? (l) - Every year a staggering 44 million abortions are carried out around the world. Each day about 120,000 lives -- enough to populate a medium-sized city -- are terminated by abortion, a practice legal in most countries. But how does God view the taking of the lives of millions of the unborn -- or even one, for that matter?
  2. The Abortion Quagmire: Who Will Speak for the Children? (l) - Since the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision in 1973, the abortion issue in the United States has been a political hot potato polarized into two campes stamped pro-choice and pro-life.
  3. Is God Pro-Life or Pro-Choice? (l) - Confusion and misunderstandings often occur over definitions of words and terms. What does pro-life mean? What does pro-choice mean?
God and beauty
  1. The Earth Is Full of His Goodness (l) - A father-and-son winter camping trip in the mountains becomes more than a battle with the elements as God's creation presents a breathtaking show of color and light.
God and career
  1. Planning for Life: Be Sure Your Career Path Fits God's Goals (l) - How can you narrow the field to know which direction to head in choosing a career?
  2. Planning Your Career -- Part 1 (l) - It has been said that those who fail to plan, plan to fail. As a young person, now is the time to give special attention to this important part of your life.
God and disasters
  1. Who'll Stop the Rain? (l) - Large-scale disasters highlight man's inability to control the environment or to prevent catastrophes that can bring suffering to thousands. The question "Where is God when people suffer?" needs a satisfying answer. Could the answer be found in a source many want to deny?
  2. The South Asian Tsunami: Foretaste of Things to Come? (l) - Where do major catastrophes like the South Asian tsunami fit in the long train of prophetic events?
  3. Why Does God Allow Disasters? (l) - The Indian Ocean tsunami stunned people the world over. How can we make sense of this horror? Does God's Word give us any guidance?
  4. Natural Disasters: A Biblical Perspective (l) - Following are points we should keep in mind concerning the biblical perspective on tragedies, regardless of their scale or circumstances.
God and emergencies
  1. What Do You Mean, Under God? (l) - You've heard the controversy about "under God" and that the vast majority of Americans are in no mood to even consider removing these words from the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance. But is the United States a nation under God? The words are simple enough, but have you thought about their meaning? What do they mean to God?
God and evil
  1. Why Does Evil Exist? (l) - There is a reason for mankind's experiencing evil. The answer to the question "Why evil?" explains how perfection in mankind will come that would not have been there without having to choose between the alternatives of good and evil.
God and fairness
  1. God is Always Fair (l) - Recognizing that all is not fair in this life is vastly different from accusing God of being unfair.
  2. Why do we blame God for Catastrophes? (l) - Sometimes our opinion of God really isn't fair.
God and family
  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. 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.
God and forgiveness
  1. Forgive, and You Shall Be Forgiven (l) - How can we remove the pain, hurt and guilt of broken relationships? How can we put forgiveness into practice?
God and halloween
  1. Can Halloween Be Christianized? (l) - Finding the shadows of the evil customs of Halloween abhorant, many Christians have sought to sanitize the holiday by integrating religious symbols with which they are more familiar and comfortable.
God and humanity
  1. God's Prophetic Plan for the Nations (l) - God is and always has been in overall control. He knows exactly where specific ethnic groups live and what they are now doing.
God and law
  1. The Law Mirrors God's Character (l) - God's law is a reflection of His character. His laws guide and help us in developing our character.
God and leadership
  1. Questions and Answers Feb 2013 (l) - When one reads Colossians 1:15-16, Romans 13:1-7, 1 Peter 2:13-14 and Daniel 2:21; Daniel 4:17, I have to conclude that God sets up all world rulers. How do you square that circle?
God and marriage
  1. Marriage: What's the Point? (l) - Why is marriage so important? Unlike other relationships, it is one that God Himself created when He joined together the first human beings, Adam and Eve.
  2. Keys to a Lasting Marriage (l) - God's purpose for marriage and what marriage symbolizes.
God and money
  1. God, Money and You (l) - Does the bible help up see the proper relationship between God and wealth for those who sincerely desire to serve and please Him?
God and prayer
  1. The Prayer God Will Hear (l) - When anyone prays to God He is well aware of the words that are spoken. But does He really consider all the requests that are directed to Him?
  2. Whose Prayers Does God Hear? (l) - While Americans mourned and prayed for God's comfort and strength, passionate religious extremists offered prayers of thanks for what they saw as a great victory. Whose prayers does God hear?
God and rulers
  1. Questions and Answers Feb 2013 (l) - When one reads Colossians 1:15-16, Romans 13:1-7, 1 Peter 2:13-14 and Daniel 2:21; Daniel 4:17, I have to conclude that God sets up all world rulers. How do you square that circle?
God and science
  1. God, Science and the Bible - Science Giants (l) - Examining the evidence led many giants and pioneers of science to affirm their belief in the God of the Bible.
  2. 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?
God and security
  1. The Missing Dimension in Homeland Security (l) - Homeland security instantly became the #1 priority of the Bush administration on Sept. 11, 2001. With the creation of the massive Homeland Security Department, concerns of safekeeping continue to be the primary focus of the American government. Are you aware of national security's most important aspect? The lack of this element immediately compromises the safety of any country.
God and sex
  1. God's Guide to Sex (l) - Everyone knows about the similarities between animal and human sexuality, but what about the differences? And what are the implications of those differences?
God and space
  1. Has the Era of Space Exploration Ended? (l) - The U.S. space program leapt forward in May 1961 when President John F. Kennedy declared that the country would put a man on the moon by the end of the decade.
God and suffering
  1. Is God Indifferent to Human Suffering? (l) - If God is all-powerful, He could easily prevent disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis, tornadoes, floods, droughts and volcanic eruptions. But He lets them happen. Why?
  2. Why Does God Allow People to Suffer? (l) - Good News Editor This mini-study looks at questions related to suffering that have troubled people throughout the ages. God does not ignore our heartfelt pleas for understanding. His answers are real, hopeful and life-changing!
  3. 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.
  4. How God Sees Suffering (l) - Suffering is only temporary, not eternal. After its purpose has been accomplished, God will erase it forever.
God and the spirit realm
  1. A God Not Bound by Space and Time (l) - If there is a God, why don't we see, hear or touch Him? It's a simple and fair question. But the answer defies human logic, reasoning and experience.
God and the U.S.
  1. A Prophet, a President and a People (l) - The leading nations of the Western world stand at a crossroads. Which path will they take? What are the stakes? Could an ancient biblical prophet give us any insight?
God and the weather
  1. Worldwide Weather Chaos: What Does It Mean? (l) - Devastating floods and summer storms have bombarded parts of Europe, Asia and America. Simultaneously, severe droughts afflict several areas of the globe. What does the Bible tell us about the significance of these natural disasters?
  2. Drought Conditions Reach Crisis Levels (l) - Spreading drought in large portions of the U.S. breadbasket brings a comparison to dust-bowl conditions of the 1930s. What can be learned?
  3. Disastrous Weather - Acts of God? (l) - Permitting God into the weather picture isn't fashionable. Nor do weather forecasters admit a divine hand might be at work behind the scenes.
  4. Problems, Politics and Prophecy About Water (l) - "Water, water everywhere . . ."?; Not so! The worldwide crisis of water shortages continues to mount. Some have ideas that may alleviate the problem, if enough nations and individuals cooperate. What about God? Is He causing today's problems? Will He change the climate in the future?
God and tithing
  1. How Is the Work of God Accomplished Today? (l) - Jesus Christ gave His Church a commission in which each member has a vital part to play. How is that mission being carried out in our modern world?
God and tragedy
  1. When Time and Chance Happen to You (l) - The reality that time and chance happen to everyone.
God and truth
  1. The Ninth Commandment: Truth as a Way of Life (l) - How important is truth? To fully appreciate the Ninth Commandment, with its prohibition of lying, we must realize how important truth is to God.
God and war
  1. How Will War End? (l) - God is not uninvolved or uncaring. He cares deeply about His creation, about His children of all nations and races.
God as a father
  1. The Missing Father (l) - He didn't want to be gone from our lives, but God's Word is clear: If He is distant from us, it is because we--all humanity--left Him.
God as a friend
  1. The Most Powerful Friend (l) - You can have a friendship with the God of the universe. He will teach, guide and protect you, if you stay close to Him.
God as creator
  1. Belief in God Is a Choice (l) - Have you heard of the flower that is pollinated by "tricking" bees into taking a bath or of the flower that "shoots" its pollen onto a bee's back? We can see the design of the Creator -- if we choose to.
  2. Lessons From Creation (l) - The apostle Paul proposed an interesting challenge to the skeptics of his day. "For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made ..."
  3. Daily Insights (l) - In our fast-paced world, it's easy to forget our fundamental purpose for existence.
  4. Prove There Is a God Even Without the Bible (l) - There are logical reasons to accept the existence of a divine Creator apart from relying on the authenticity of Scripture.
  5. 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.
  6. Our Dependence on the God Who Created Us (l) - We don't realize how fragile our existence is, how constantly dependent on God's care we are.
  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?
God as designer
  1. The Scientific Evidence: In the Eye of the Beholder (l) - Ever since the creation of the world (God's) eternal power and divine nature, invisible though they are, have been understood and seen through the things he has made" (Romans 1:20)
God as extraterrestrial
  1. Does Life Exist Somewhere Out There? (l) - For years people have wondered: Are we alone in the universe? Do other life forms exist out there? Will we ever find them?
God as father
  1. Father in the House (l) - What does the Bible have to say about our relationship with our Heavenly Father?
  2. 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?
  3. "I'm Not Sending You Away" (l) - Christians are God's own children whom He in His love has chosen. Just like any loving parent, God won't forsake us when we make mistakes or fail to live up to His standards, as long as we will still repent and seek to please Him.
  4. 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?
God as fisherman
  1. Fishy Tales (l) - Do we have the hunger, patience and great skill required in order to become successful fishers of men?
God as man
  1. The Lamb Foreordained Before the Foundation of the World (l) - Holiday traditions are popular and attractive, but they fail to deliver on the essential desires of the heart. How can these be found? Only in truth, through the Lamb who was slain, Jesus Christ.
God as one
  1. "The Lord Our God, the Lord Is One" (l) - "Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one!" This simple declaration by Moses in Deuteronomy 6:4, beginning what is now commonly referred to as the Shema (pronounced sh'MAH, Hebrew for "Hear"), has caused considerable consternation to many who try to understand who and what God is.
  2. How Is God One? (l) - There is only one God, just as there is only one human race -- one extended family descended from Adam of presently about six billion individuals. Just the same, the one divine family -- the family of God -- is open to an unlimited number of members.
God as ruler of the universe
  1. Almighty God: Ruler of the Universe (l) - Although the Bible identifies Satan as the "prince of the power of the air" and the ruler of this world, God maintains overall control as "Lord of heaven and earth" (Matthew 11:25). He gives the devil considerable latitude in what he does, but God retains the right and power to intervene.
God as source of wealth
  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).
God as sustainer
  1. Our Dependence on the God Who Created Us (l) - We don't realize how fragile our existence is, how constantly dependent on God's care we are.
God as your father
  1. The Suitcase (l) - I was 4 when I had to leave my home with a suitcase packed with all my possessions. Throughout the painful journey, someone was there to help me through.
God before creation
  1. (l) - Questions and answers on issues of interest to young people who want sound biblical advice.
God cares
  1. Follow Me: More Than Sparrows (l) - God values and cares deeply for even little birds that people may give little thought to -- every single one. How do you think He feels about you?
God create evil, did
  1. Did a Good God Create an Evil World? (l) - Is it possible to completely expunge all evil from the world? It is not only possible, it will be done! The Bible reveals how God will eventually banish evil from existence!
God Delusion
  1. 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?
God encourages
  1. When Discouraged, Reflect on God's Miracles (l) - Feeling discouraged? You might have a great source of encouragement right at hand!
God exist, does
  1. Considering the Existence of God (l) - If God does exist, and in consequence we are called to another life when this one ends . . . our life then becomes a preparation for eternity.
God exists
  1. God's Purpose for Prophecy (l) - Much of the Bible is prophecy. Many of its books are prophetic, even some of those we don't normally associate with prophecy. Many of God's greatest servants, including Jesus Christ, were prophets. So what does God want us to learn from prophecy?
  2. Who Is God? Three Steps to Get to Know Him (l) - How can we get to know God? Here are several good ways to start!
God family
  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. Deification As Children of God (l) - The wonderful truth laid out in this article (read the article "The Mystery of Human Existence: Why Are You Here?") will surely come as quite a shock to those who have heard only the traditional view of mainstream Christianity regarding the ultimate reward of the righteous.
  3. 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!
  4. 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.
  5. God's Spirit and Our Destiny (l) - Many people, believing that God is a Trinity, are confused about what the Holy Spirit really is and the future God intends for us as part of His family. What does the Bible really say? Astonishingly, the Holy Spirit is key to understanding God's future for you!
  6. 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?
  7. Did Jesus Christ Claim to Be God? (l) - In addition to directly claiming in John 8:58 to be the "I AM" and having a Jewish crowd try to stone Him as a result (verse 59), as explained in this chapter, Jesus equated Himself with Yhwh of the Old Testament in other ways as well. Let's notice some of these.
  8. The God Family (booklet1) (l) - Scripture clearly states that there is only one God (Isaiah 46:9; Malachi 2:10; Romans 3:30; James 2:19). Nevertheless, it is evident that the one God comprises more than one Being existing together as a divine family (compare Ephesians 3:14-15) -- of which the human family is a physical type or model.
  9. God's Plan to "Bring Many Sons to Glory" (l) - The Father and Jesus have, from the beginning, planned to increase Their kind. The "God kind" is a family! It is headed by the Father and now consists of the Father and the Son, Jesus Christ. Ephesians 3:14-15 mentions "the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named."
  10. The God Family (booklet2) (l) - The human family was meant as a lesser model or type of this greater spiritual reality, that God is a family.
God gives rain
  1. Drought Conditions Reach Crisis Levels (l) - Spreading drought in large portions of the U.S. breadbasket brings a comparison to dust-bowl conditions of the 1930s. What can be learned?
God hears
  1. God Does Care for You (l) - Often when we're faced with a trial that seems too hard to handle, we feel abandoned. Abandoned by friends, abandoned by family, and sometimes especially abandoned by God. In these dark times our cares and worries overwhelm us with negative and even hopeless thoughts.
God in control
  1. The Boston Marathon Bombing Opens a Window on All Time (l) - The cold-blooded attack on innocent bystanders at the Boston Marathon didn't come out of nowhere. It's one of many tragedies that should give us pause and cause us to contemplate several lessons about life.
God in our plans
  1. Proverbs: Include God In Your Plans (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
God in the flesh
  1. Questions and Answers - May/Jun 2000 (l) - Aspects of God's character.
God in U.S. textbooks
  1. News for Youth - Jul 2003 (l) - News for youth, July/Sept 2003
God is dead
  1. Life's Purpose and the Consequences of Ideas (l) - Nothing has a more direct impact on our moral choices than whether we believe in God. The moral choices we make determine the outcome of our lives and, collectively, of society.
God is fair
  1. God is Always Fair (l) - Recognizing that all is not fair in this life is vastly different from accusing God of being unfair.
God kills
  1. (l) - Questions and answers on issues of interest to young people who want sound biblical advice.
God of the Old Testament
  1. YHWH (l) - Studying how God reveals Himself in the Bible can be enlightening.
  2. Mini-Bible Study: An Amazing Truth: Jesus Christ Was the God of the Old Testament (l) - To learn about God, we must go right to the source, the Bible, which is His revelation to humanity. It is His Word, His message, to mankind.
  3. How Is God Revealed in the Bible? (l) - A true understanding of God comes from only one source - God's revelation to mankind, the Bible. What does it reveal about God the Father and Jesus Christ?
  4. Jesus Christ: "The Rock" of the Old Testament (l) - The apostle Paul affirms that the God the Israelites of the Old Testament knew - the One they looked to as their "Rock" of strength (see Deuteronomy 32:4; Psalm 18:2) - was the One we know as Jesus Christ.
  5. Jesus Christ: 'The Rock' of the Old Testament (l) - The apostle Paul affirms that the God of the Old Testament was the One we know as Jesus Christ.
  6. Who Was Jesus? (booklet) (l) - The Logos [Word] was not only with God in the beginning, but was God (John 1:1), and it was this Logos who became flesh and is identified with Christ.
God our shepherd
  1. Peering Into the Future (l) - There are times in world events when God waves His hand over history, and events take place that confound the wise. With the events of recent months, I believe we are living in such a time. Only God knows where they will lead.
God plurality
  1. The God Family (booklet1) (l) - Scripture clearly states that there is only one God (Isaiah 46:9; Malachi 2:10; Romans 3:30; James 2:19). Nevertheless, it is evident that the one God comprises more than one Being existing together as a divine family (compare Ephesians 3:14-15) -- of which the human family is a physical type or model.
God sees
  1. Proverbs: Through God's Eyes (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
God the creator
  1. Mapping the Brain: The Missing Dimension (l) - U.S. President Barack Obama recently announced plans to spend millions on mapping the human brain -- labeled "the next great American project" -- perhaps on a par with going to the moon. But is there a largely unrealized component residing in the brain itself that cannot be studied or mapped by neuroscientists? What does the Bible reveal about the mystery of the human mind?
  2. Jesus Christ's Disciples Understood Him to Be the Creator (l) - John confirms that Jesus was the divine Word through whom God created the universe.
God the father
  1. The Role of God the Father (l) - God the Father is an essential part of the salvation process.
  2. God the Father, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit (l) - Is God a trinity?
  3. The God Family (booklet1) (l) - Scripture clearly states that there is only one God (Isaiah 46:9; Malachi 2:10; Romans 3:30; James 2:19). Nevertheless, it is evident that the one God comprises more than one Being existing together as a divine family (compare Ephesians 3:14-15) -- of which the human family is a physical type or model.
  4. Jesus Christ's Submission to the Father (l) - The apostle Paul, in Philippians 2, says that Jesus was willing to voluntarily surrender His awesome godly power and position for our sakes, telling us: "Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped [i.e., tightly held onto and not let go of], but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death -- even death on a cross!" (Philippians 2:5-8, NIV).
  5. Much More Than a Man (l) - Jesus claimed to be God -- and from the record was able to support that claim. How was Jesus God? If Jesus was God, then who was the Father He spoke of so often? How could Jesus and the Father both be God at the same time?
  6. A Family Relationship (l) - The Kingdom of God ultimately denotes a level of existence to which human beings may be raised through a transformation from flesh to spirit.
  7. `The LORD Our God Is One' (l) - it is clear that God is a plurality of Beings -- a plurality in unity. In other words, God the Father and Jesus the Son form a family perfect in its unity.
  8. Understanding God Through Christ (l) - The image of God is what makes man unique among all His physical creation. This is what renders men, women and children truly human.
  9. God the Father (l) - What does the Bible say about who God the Father is?
  10. Who Is the Center of Our Worship? (l) - Traditional Christianity claims to focus its worship on Jesus Christ. But didn't Jesus ChristHimself direct our attention, including even our prayers, to God the Father?
  11. Do You Know Your Dad? (l) - A physical father is a type of our spiritual Father. How can we come to understand our spiritual Father better?
God the Son
  1. The God Family (booklet1) (l) - Scripture clearly states that there is only one God (Isaiah 46:9; Malachi 2:10; Romans 3:30; James 2:19). Nevertheless, it is evident that the one God comprises more than one Being existing together as a divine family (compare Ephesians 3:14-15) -- of which the human family is a physical type or model.
  2. Much More Than a Man (l) - Jesus claimed to be God -- and from the record was able to support that claim. How was Jesus God? If Jesus was God, then who was the Father He spoke of so often? How could Jesus and the Father both be God at the same time?
  3. A Family Relationship (l) - The Kingdom of God ultimately denotes a level of existence to which human beings may be raised through a transformation from flesh to spirit.
God with man
  1. Peeking Into Eternity (l) - Can we come to appreciate how God through Jesus Christ has torn down every negative "no" to show us that there is much more beyond our world of limitations?
  2. Is Heaven Coming to Earth? (l) - It may come as a shock, but people don't go to heaven as disembodied souls when they die. In fact, what the Bible shows us about our ultimate future is so much more amazing than most of us have ever dreamed!
God with you
  1. Written on His Hands (l) - How does God remember all of our names?
God works it out
  1. Blessings from a Pain in the Neck (l) - We all endure difficult situations that have the potential to deepen our faith.
God's appearance
  1. The Likeness of God (booklet2) (l) - When fully in God's likeness, we will be able to fulfill our awesome responsibility of exercising dominion over, of assisting Him in managing, the vastness of His creation.
God's authority
  1. Almighty God: Ruler of the Universe (l) - Although the Bible identifies Satan as the "prince of the power of the air" and the ruler of this world, God maintains overall control as "Lord of heaven and earth" (Matthew 11:25). He gives the devil considerable latitude in what he does, but God retains the right and power to intervene.
God's awareness
  1. Smoke Signal (l) - When all the options we can see go up in flames -- what then?
God's blessing
  1. Blessings: They Are Free (l) - How aware are you of the blessings God has given you and what should be your response?
God's blessings
  1. Some of the Freedoms God Offers Us (l) - Consider the many wonderful freedoms God offers us.
  2. The International Scope of Prophecy (l) - Salvation will expand to include all people.
God's calling
  1. Join the Few, the Called, the Chosen (l) - The great moral code of the universe reveals that God is preparing His team for leadership of the world. Here's how to be part of the team.
  2. Are Your Children Called? (l) - It may surprise some to learn that God is not calling everyone in this present age . Is he calling your children?
  3. An Invitation to Eternity (l) - "Follow me." What does this invitation from Jesus Christ involve? What does it require? Are you willing to join Him on the journey?
  4. Lessons From the Parables: Matthew 22 - The Invitation to the Wedding Feast (l) - One of Jesus Christ's parables shows that it's crucially important for us to be wearing the right kind of garments -- but what does that mean?
  5. 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!
  6. Out of Darkness, Into the Light (l) - A young man realized he could illuminate his dark world through the light of education. And his efforts to increase his knowledge, improve himself and serve others have since helped millions. Discover vital spiritual lessons from his story.
  7. Could God Be Calling You to Board the Spiritual Orphan Train? (l) - Charles Brace's Orphan Train program helped thousands of neglected children begin new lives in stable, loving families. Similarly, God may be inviting you into His Church to escape the spiritual futility of this world and prepare for a magnificent future!
  8. Transforming Your Life: The Process of Conversion (l) - If you believe God exists and the Bible is His Word, are you shaping your own life according to that knowledge? Have you asked yourself: Where is my life going? Am I a part of the solution to this world's problems? Or am I a part of the problems?
  9. 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.
  10. Few Have Ever Accepted God's Calling (l) - Man in general has rejected God's truth and the way to true human fulfillment.
  11. Who Is God Calling? (l) - God must first call, or invite, us to enter into a relationship with Him. He does this by opening our minds to a basic understanding of the Scriptures and our need to repent.
  12. How Important Are Our Choices? (l) - Jesus explains that people make different choices when they hear God's Word explained to them.
  13. "Would You Believe...?" (l) - Rumors have kept many from Jesus Christ and His Church. Sometimes you have to get past the rumors to get to the truth.
  14. Questions and Answers - Sep/Oct 2003 (l) - Answers to Biblical questions about God's calling and the resurrection.
God's calling, responses to
  1. How Important Are Our Choices? (l) - Jesus explains that people make different choices when they hear God's Word explained to them.
God's care
  1. Flight of the Monarch (l) - God's design of a delicate butterfly reminds us of the tender love He has for mankind.
  2. Jacob and Joseph (l) - God's calling and purpose is sure. Through trials and suffering, we learn to trust God and build character, just as the patriarchs in the Bible did. They trusted God to guide their lives and followed Him through all circumstances in life in order to gain their reward of eternal life.
  3. The Restless God (l) - Perhaps you have never considered that God is also restless toward a needed future event.
  4. The 144,000--A Promise Kept (l) - The 144,000 reminds us that in His time and way, God cares for people who have spiritual integrity.
  5. Has God Forgotten this World? (l) - It sometimes seems as if there is no hope, but what is God's plan?
  6. God Does Care for You (l) - Often when we're faced with a trial that seems too hard to handle, we feel abandoned. Abandoned by friends, abandoned by family, and sometimes especially abandoned by God. In these dark times our cares and worries overwhelm us with negative and even hopeless thoughts.
  7. The Touch of Man and the Hand of God (l) - Humans have an innate need for contact -- for physical touch. But is there greater spiritual significance to touching?
God's caring
  1. Who Cares? (l) - Are you feeling unnoticed? Feeling like no one cares whether you exist or not?
God's character
  1. The Law Mirrors God's Character (l) - God's law is a reflection of His character. His laws guide and help us in developing our character.
  2. Mini-Bible Study: How Does God Identify Himself? (l) - People wonder and speculate about God but often neglect to go directly to Him and let Him introduce Himself! God reveals Himself through two great methods.
  3. Does God Keep His Word? (l) - By fulfilling His promises to all of the tribes of Israel, God will also, at the return of Christ, prove to scoffers and doubters that He is trustworthy. He will demonstrate to all nations that He stands behind every word He has ever spoken through His prophets.
  4. God's Nature and Character (l) - In any discussion about who and what God is, we must not lose sight of the most important truth about God -- that God the Father and Jesus Christ the Son are Beings of infinite love. John perfectly summarized Their divine character and nature when he wrote that "God is love" (1 John 4:8,16).
God's children
  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. Promise and Covenants: A Prophetic Legacy (l) - Explains the significance of the promises God made to the Gentiles.
God's chosen
  1. Does Bible Prophecy Matter? (l) - The biblical record of prophecy is long and astoundingly accurate. No human seer could have accurately predicted the remarkable rise and fall of kingdoms, leaders and peoples that we find in the Bible.
God's church
  1. The Church: Help for Greater Growth (l) - Just exactly what is the Church? What is its purpose? Why do you need it? The Church that Jesus Christ founded and directs can be a priceless tool for aiding personal growth.
  2. I Will Build My Church"! (l) - What comes to mind when you hear the word church? Do you think of a magnificent cathedral or a smaller church building with a spire? God's Church is much different from the conventional religious meaning of the word church, and that difference can affect your future.
  3. Was God's Law Abolished in the New Testament? (l) - "Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. He who says, 'I know Him,' and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him" (1 John 2:3, 4).
  4. Becoming a Member of God's Church (l) - Surprisingly, an individual cannot "join" the Church of God on his or her own.
  5. God's Church Is Like a Loving Mother (l) - By this all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for on another.
  6. Recognizing the Church (l) - With so many churches professing Christianity while teaching widely divergent doctrines, how can we recognize the Church? What are the hallmarks of God's Church? What does it teach? What does it do?
  7. Love is the Basis of God's Relationship (l) - God's Word reveals that He listens to us and answers our requests according to His will and our best interests. He wants us to respond to His love.
  8. 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?
God's comfort
  1. In Memory (l) - Unfortunately, when people go through periods of deep despair, they often don't realize the support system that is available to them.
God's commandments
  1. The Church of God Today (l) - The church of God today keeps God's commandments and holds fast to all that Jesus taught.
  2. Was God's Law Abolished in the New Testament? (l) - "Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. He who says, 'I know Him,' and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him" (1 John 2:3, 4).
  3. 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.
  4. The Sixth Commandment: Life Is a Precious Gift (l) - What makes human life precious? Consider it from God's point of view. He made us in His own image for the purpose of creating us in His own character.
God's concern
  1. A God Concerned With Man's Heart (l) - Thoughout the Bible we see that God has always been concerned with human motivations.
God's control
  1. Israel Seriously Impacted (l) - It is time to remind ourselves of just who remains ultimately in control over all these frightening world events.
  2. God's Purpose for Prophecy (l) - Much of the Bible is prophecy. Many of its books are prophetic, even some of those we don't normally associate with prophecy. Many of God's greatest servants, including Jesus Christ, were prophets. So what does God want us to learn from prophecy?
  3. Proverbs: God Has the Last Word (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  4. Has God Lost Control? (l) - Why does it seem like the all-powerful God is powerless in a world of hate, suffering and anxiety? You need to learn the amazing answer!
  5. The Sovereignty of God (l) - The reason God has not stopped human suffering and anguish on the earth is not because He lacks control over what human beings do.
God's counsel
  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. The Value of God (l) - Do you value God? Does He value you? How does God show how much you are worth to Him?
God's creation
  1. The Personal Nature of God (l) - Both the Apostle John and the Apostle Paul describe two individual divine Beings, with Jesus being subject to God the Father.
God's cure for suffering
  1. Coming: An End to Suffering (l) - Why is the world awash in suffering? How did the world come to be in such sad shape? Most important,what will bring the end to human misery?
God's deliverance
  1. Faith, Choice and Commitment (l) - God wants us to put obedience to Him and seeking His righteousness and His Kingdom ahead of everything else in this life.
God's direction
  1. I Know Where I'm Going (l) - When we come to see God's involvement in our lives, we can be encouraged that when things don't work out the way we planned, it's only because God has a better plan.
God's elect
  1. God Is Calling - Will You Answer? (l) - God is calling you to a special relationship with Him like no other. Answering that call will change your life, enriching it in the present and leading you into eternity!
  2. God's Elect (l) - God's "elect" are a patchwork of individuals --- a rich array of future leaders who have been prepared to lead with Christ.
God's encouragement
  1. A Life Without Regrets? (l) - Most of us have some regrets. Some of these affect only us; some affect family, friends and others. Here is how you can minimize them in your own life.
God's enemies
  1. Are You Fighting Against God? (l) - God says He has friends -- and enemies. In what category are you?
God's existence
  1. How do You Think? (l) - Our heartfelt emotions are an important part of being human, but these feelings are incomplete as a method of making judgements when not guided by godly principles.
  2. God's Challenge to You (l) - During the great age of exploration, visionary men sailed uncharted waters and discovered new lands. Today God issues a great challenge to us. Are you willing to take Him up on His challenge to you?
  3. Does Satan Exist? (l) - If you did an Internet search using the phrases "Does God exist?" and "Does Satan exist?," what would you expect to find? What level of interest and research is there, do you suppose, for those two crucial questions?
  4. The Debate Over Life's Ultimate Question: Does God Exist? (l) - A reemergence of aggressive atheism has helped focus people's attention on that most crucial of all questions: Does God exist?
  5. The God Debate (l) - Can atheistics "prove" there is no God?
  6. Religion: Is It Dead? (l) - Influential thinkers like Karl Marx and Richard Dawkins teach that God is a man-made delusion believed in only by fools. But is that really the case?
  7. The Debate Over God (l) - In this issue we give you a look at some of the evidence for the existence of God.
  8. Prove There Is a God Even Without the Bible (l) - There are logical reasons to accept the existence of a divine Creator apart from relying on the authenticity of Scripture.
  9. The Questions of Life and God's Holy Days - Part 1 (l) - What is the purpose of life? Why were we born? What is man's destiny? What happens after death? Can we answer the big questions of life -- and if so, who has the answers?
  10. Wise Men Will Seek Him (l) - The need for wisdom is one of the great themes of the Bible. And being wise leads inescapably to one course of action -- seeking God!
  11. A Scientist's Journey to God (l) - We may have heard it said that science and God are incompatible. But that isn't the case, as this scientist shows how studying her chosen field has helped develop a deeper relationship with God.
  12. Answers From a Famous Ex-Atheist About God (l) - When you've devoted a lifetime to arguing against the existence of a divine Creator, it can be hard to admit you were wrong. So what compelled one of the world's leading atheists to do just that?
  13. Is Anybody Out There? (l) - An atheist raises good questions. "Does God exist?" may well be life's ultimate question.
  14. If a Billionaire Was Coming to Your Town... (l) - What do we really want in life? Are we looking for it in the right places?
  15. Proving God (l) - At age 19 she was challenged to prove her religious beliefs. It's been a rich and rewarding journey ever since...
God's eyes
  1. Proverbs: Through God's Eyes (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
God's faithfulness
  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?
  2. Imprisoned and Faithful (l) - Do you feel imprisoned by afflictions and hardships that seem to have no end? If so, how can you stay faithful to God and His way of life?
  3. Promises to Abraham (l) - God's enduring righteousness is demonstrated by his faithfulness in fulfilling all the promises He made to the father of the faithful, Abraham.
  4. How Do You Know It's Bad? (l) - Look for greater lessons when facing trying times.
God's family
  1. A Perfect Family (l) - In this issue of The Good News we feature several articles aimed directly at helping you gain that comprehension of what God has planned.
  2. A Long Time From Now in a Galaxy Far, Far Away... (l) - Science fiction movies portray intelligent life already living on other planets and in other galaxies. Could it be true? If not, then why did God create such a vast universe?
  3. Let Me Introduce You to God (l) - Familiar with God? I'd like you to meet the whole family.
  4. The Questions of Life and God's Holy Days - Part 1 (l) - What is the purpose of life? Why were we born? What is man's destiny? What happens after death? Can we answer the big questions of life -- and if so, who has the answers?
  5. What Is Your Ultimate Purpose in Life? (l) - Many things can get you down -- trials and difficulties that get in the way of a vibrant life. But all that begins to fade away when you discover your ultimate purpose in life!
  6. 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.
  7. The God Family (booklet1) (l) - Scripture clearly states that there is only one God (Isaiah 46:9; Malachi 2:10; Romans 3:30; James 2:19). Nevertheless, it is evident that the one God comprises more than one Being existing together as a divine family (compare Ephesians 3:14-15) -- of which the human family is a physical type or model.
  8. 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!
  9. Marriage and Family: The Spiritual Significance (l) - An important principle is also revealed here that is continued in marriage and family - that human life is patterned after spiritual, nonphysical, unseen realities. Just as human beings were made in the image of God, marriage and family are patterned after spiritual concepts.
  10. A Family Relationship (l) - The Kingdom of God ultimately denotes a level of existence to which human beings may be raised through a transformation from flesh to spirit.
  11. Early Theologians on Becoming Divine (l) - While the biblical concept of deification or divinization, exaltation to godhood, is commonly ignored or dismissed in modern Christian teaching, this doctrine was well established among early theologians of mainstream tradition.
  12. God's Own Literal Children (l) - That family relationship of becoming children of God the Father is the heart and core of God's incredible plan for humanity!
  13. Life in God's Family (l) - Never underestimate the value of your life. You were born to become one of God's divine children. You were born to receive His very nature and character and, eventually, eternal life on His level of existence.
  14. 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!
  15. 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.
God's favour
  1. Is Today the Only Day of Salvation? (l) - Paul in no way meant to contradict the many passages in the Bible that show that many others will have an opportunity for salvation in future ages.
God's feast days
  1. Coming: An End to Suffering (l) - Why is the world awash in suffering? How did the world come to be in such sad shape? Most important,what will bring the end to human misery?
God's feasts
  1. God's Feasts Answer the Big Questions - Part 1 (l) - Just as teachers prepare lesson plans for their students, God, through His feasts, provides a lesson plan for humanity.
  2. 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.
  3. 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!
God's festivals
  1. How Can You Experience the Power That Drives Transformation? (l) - God reveals the way to the missing ingredient that can powerfully transform your life. Are you ready to tap into it?
  2. What Did the Early Church Believe and Practice? (l) - These are some of the major differences between the Christianity of the time of Christ and the apostles and that commonly practiced today. Look into your Bible to see if your beliefs and practices square with what Jesus Christ and the apostles practiced and taught.
  3. The Festivals of God (l) - Points out the relavance of God's Holy Days to His plan of salvation.
  4. God's Festivals in the New Testament (l) - God's festivals, which began in the Old Testament, are also observed by New Testament Christians. Here are a number of New Testament scriptural references to this fact.
  5. Does the Bible Describe More Than One Tithe? (l) - How many tithes are mentioned in the Bible? What are the purposes for the tithes described in God's Word?
God's financial system
  1. 1848, 1989, 2009-Could We See Another Year of Revolutions? (l) - For more than a century, 1848 was famously described as the Year of Revolutions, as nations all across Europe were convulsed by demonstrations and civil strife that led to the collapse of the old order. More than a hundred years passed before the same thing happened again at the fall of Russia's communist empire. As people continue to lose everything in the current economic turmoil and anger grows, precipitating massive demonstrations, could this be another year of revolutions?
God's forgiveness
  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. Does God Hate Sinners? (l) - Sin is humanity's most dangerous and deceitful enemy. God obviously hater sin, but how does He view the sinner?
  3. (l) - Questions and answers on issues of interest to young people who want sound biblical advice
God's friend
  1. The Most Powerful Friend (l) - You can have a friendship with the God of the universe. He will teach, guide and protect you, if you stay close to Him.
  2. 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.
God's future
  1. Chasing the Good Old Days (l) - Reflecting on the "good old days" can bring back warm thoughts and fond memories. But could longing for a lost past diminish the joy of the present and the hope God has in store for your future?
God's gift of life
  1. Beyond the Millennium (l) - The Bible describes the Millennium as a fantastic time of peace and productivity. But beyond that time, an even more amazing period awaits!
God's gifts
  1. God's Greatest Gifts (l) - Summary of God's important gifts to us.
God's glory
  1. The Glory of God -- A Brief Moment in Reflection (l) - God's guiding hand can be seen in the smallest (and largest!) things in the universe.
God's government
  1. The Wonderful World Beyond Today! Part 3, Refreshing News: God's Government Is Coming! (l) - After thousands of years of abuse, corruption and misrule, finally there will be a government that is always for the people -- truly serving with everyone's best interest in mind.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. What's Wrong With Our Governments? (l) - Democratic societies fervently promote their favorite candidates at election time yet are almost always disappointed when they fail to come through on their promises. Why does it seem this never changes? What's the fundamental problem with human government?
  5. America's Deep Government Division (l) - Why is there such a great political divide in the United States and in other nations? What does this have to do with human rule in general and the future of government?
God's grace
  1. Is Saving Grace the Only Grace? (l) - Many Protestant churches teach a doctrine of grace that is not only too narrow -- it is largely wrong!
God's great plan
  1. How God Shaped Israel's Future (l) - From Abraham God miraculously formed a nation to illustrate to every other nation the benefits that come from obeying Him and the tragedies that come from disobeying Him. Israel has been an example of both.
God's greatness
  1. The International Scope of Prophecy (l) - Salvation will expand to include all people.
God's hands
  1. Written on His Hands (l) - How does God remember all of our names?
God's help
  1. God Works in Mysterious Ways (l) - Who would have thought I would have to leave my country to find a church that existed in my own city? This experience took me to Africa and back. And I returned home with two sweet rewards.
  2. 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?
  3. Amazing Grace: A Lifelong Love Story (l) - These touching moments display a God-given love that nothing can extinguish.
  4. Your Responsibility in Healing (l) - We all have experienced health issues in our lives -- as have many we know and love. But just what is our role in the healing process?
  5. God Is My Helper (l) - Does God place conditions on receiving His help?
  6. Peering Into the Future (l) - There are times in world events when God waves His hand over history, and events take place that confound the wise. With the events of recent months, I believe we are living in such a time. Only God knows where they will lead.
  7. 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.
  8. Alone in a Crowd (l) - Are we truly alone in our struggles?
  9. Do We Need to Fear World Events? (l) - A dangerous and darkening world can lead to constant anxiety. How do we cope?
  10. "Saved by His Life" (l) - When you lose hope, how do you manage to regain confidence and purpose in life?
  11. Conclusion (l) - This life is filled with challenges. Sometimes these challenges will push us to our very limits--physically, emotionally and spiritually.
  12. What does recovery look like? (l) - When an addict or abuser of alcohol enters into a post-drinking and/or abusing stage, they are said to be entering a new stage of recovery.
  13. Help for Sufferers (l) - The unwillingness of mankind as a whole to believe and obey God is the real reason for a suffering world. But God offers relief from suffering.
  14. The Gift That Keeps on Giving (l) - Most of us, at one time or another in our lives, have experienced an event considered a miracle. Whether we believe or not, miracles are a gift from God which carry meaning throughout the rest of our lives.
  15. 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?
God's help finding a mate
  1. When Will God Provide a Mate for You? (l) - Young people often wonder if God will bless them with someone to marry. And they often want to know when. Read this firsthand account of a recently married couple who had the same questions.
God's holydays
  1. How Should We Observe God's Festivals? (l) - After we come to realize that the Holy Days are vitally important to mankind and eminently applicable to our modern world, we naturally want to learn more about how to observe them.
  2. 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.
  3. Giving An Answer (l) - Giving an answer about how and why I observe the Holydays of God.
  4. Does God Have a Plan for Humanity? (l) - Put another way, does our Creator have a divine purpose for human beings? And does He have a prophetic plan whereby His purpose may be worked out here on earth?
God's identity
  1. Mini-Bible Study: How Does God Identify Himself? (l) - People wonder and speculate about God but often neglect to go directly to Him and let Him introduce Himself! God reveals Himself through two great methods.
God's image
  1. Answers from Genesis - Part 1 (l) - Understanding how God made things in the beginning can help us understand things now.
  2. In the Image of God (l) - The Bible tells us humans are made in the image of God. Why, then, are they capable of so much evil? And what is the solution?
God's image, man in
  1. Man in the Image of God (l) - The image of God imparts special meaning, harmony, intelligence and design to human life. To be human is to be created in the image of God. This is the certain testimony of the Bible!
God's impatience
  1. The Restless God (l) - Perhaps you have never considered that God is also restless toward a needed future event.
God's instruction manual
  1. Isn't It About Time You Read the Book? (l) - The Bible makes the remarkable claim of being the inspired Word of God, the divine instruction for mankind. Shouldn't we learn what it has to say?
God's instructions
  1. How Can We Make Life Work? (l) - Some people recognize that living God's way holds great promise "of the life . . . which is to come." Far fewer understand that living a godly life also has benefits in "the life that now is"--that is, our present physical lives.
  2. What's Wrong With Our Human Nature? (l) - We have a natural tendency to resent having our fleshly desires limited by rules, even God's rules. Paul explains: "For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.
  3. Promise and Covenants: A Prophetic Legacy (l) - Explains the significance of the promises God made to the Gentiles.
  4. Is Obeying God Worth It? (l) - Does it matter whether we take God and his instructions seriously?
God's instruments
  1. Healing Instruments in God's Hands (l) - Each person needs healing before each can begin to help heal others.
God's intervention
  1. Transforming Your Life: The Process of Conversion (l) - If you believe God exists and the Bible is His Word, are you shaping your own life according to that knowledge? Have you asked yourself: Where is my life going? Am I a part of the solution to this world's problems? Or am I a part of the problems?
  2. A Sudden and Dangerous Turn of Events (l) - The end time will prove to be so dangerous that, unless God were to intervene, all living things would die.
God's invitation
  1. Beyond Our Personal Patmos (l) - The apostle John was in exile on the island of Patmos when he received the vision he recorded as the book of Revelation. His glimpses of heaven reveal an important key for dealing with the problems we face on earth.
  2. Who Is God Calling? (l) - God must first call, or invite, us to enter into a relationship with Him. He does this by opening our minds to a basic understanding of the Scriptures and our need to repent.
God's judgment
  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 Time Is Now (l) - God's Kingdom is coming, and you can prepare your life in advance. You can experience today the blessings and peace of that coming age!
  3. The Horsemen of Revelation: The Fifth Horseman 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.
  4. Live a life of righteousness now (l) - What have we learned about Jesus' parable about Lazarus and the rich man? We discovered the biblical truth about the resurrection of the dead and the fallacy of an immortal soul going to heaven or an ever-burning hell at the time of death.
God's justice
  1. Changes in Christian Scholars' Perspective on God's Law (l) - Christian scholars are changing their views of the status of God's laws in New Testament. One cannot help but hope that many others will be encouraged by their example to change their prejudices against obeying the Ten Commandments.
God's kingdom
  1. The Wonderful World Beyond Today! Part 3, Refreshing News: God's Government Is Coming! (l) - After thousands of years of abuse, corruption and misrule, finally there will be a government that is always for the people -- truly serving with everyone's best interest in mind.
  2. Has God Lost Control? (l) - Why does it seem like the all-powerful God is powerless in a world of hate, suffering and anxiety? You need to learn the amazing answer!
  3. The Time Is Now (l) - God's Kingdom is coming, and you can prepare your life in advance. You can experience today the blessings and peace of that coming age!
  4. 'Thy Kingdom Come!' (l) - Many confusing ideas about God's Kingdom often make it a hazy and distant concept, raising more questions than answers. Is the Kingdom of God in heaven? Is it on earth? Who will be in it? Is it here already, in our hearts? Are you part of it now? Will you be part of it in the future? What will you do there?
God's knowledge
  1. Proverbs: He Who Knows the Human Heart (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
God's last word
  1. Proverbs: God Has the Last Word (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
God's law
  1. Did Jesus Do Away With the Law? (l) - Did Jesus do away with the commandments of God? Many turn to the Sermon on the Mount to point to "conclusive proof" that Jesus retired the Ten Commandments en masse by fulfilling our need to keep them by His death.
  2. Jesus, Paul and the New Covenant (l) - Did Jesus and the apostle Paul agree on how Christians should regard the Old Testament? Or, as is commonly believed, did Paul radically change the religion that Jesus Christ established?
  3. The Law Mirrors God's Character (l) - God's law is a reflection of His character. His laws guide and help us in developing our character.
  4. The Law - God's Design for Our Lives (l) - God's law, given to mankind thousands of years ago, has life-changing relevance today.
  5. Loving God's Law (l) - What prompted David to make his enthusiastic statement, "Oh, how I love your law"?
  6. Bible Mini-Study: The World Will Learn God's Law (l) - God's way of life -- His law -- will be the constitution of the new world He will set up. Let's explore what the Bible says about the role of God's law in the peaceful and prosperous Kingdom of God!
  7. Why Did The Messiah Have to Die? (l) - Jesus Christ gave His life for the sins of all humanity. But why did He have to die so that we could live? Wasn't there some other way?
  8. First, Do Some Good (l) - Doctors agree to a basic principle of the Hippocratic Oath: "First, do no harm." But what is the basic tenant of a follower of the Jesus Christ of the Bible?
  9. In Search of Peace (l) - Is peace just the absence of war? Is it possible to enjoy lasting peace on earth? If so, what constitutes lasting peace? How can we find it?
  10. Changes in Christian Scholars' Perspective on God's Law (l) - Christian scholars are changing their views of the status of God's laws in New Testament. One cannot help but hope that many others will be encouraged by their example to change their prejudices against obeying the Ten Commandments.
  11. 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.
  12. Other Important Ways Jesus Fulfilled the Law (l) - Jesus fulfilled everything prescribed in the offerings for sin in the law of sacrifices.
  13. Man's Natural Hostility Toward God (l) - God's laws call on us to meet a personally demanding standard that few are willing to consider. Man rejects God principally because God's laws embody a morality that is outwardly focused and shows concern for others rather than oneself.
  14. Our Window of Opportunity (l) - In our information age we sadly lack the most vital information of all, the knowledge of God. He wants to reveal it to us, but we must be willing to accept it and do some digging ourselves.
  15. Why Paul Used the Term 'the Whole Law' in Galatians 5:3 (l) - Paul's point in Galatians about being "a debtor to keep the whole law" is in the context of wanting to impose circumcision on the Galatians. Their reasoning implied that at least some of the symbolic aspects of the law would be required of the gentiles.
  16. 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.
  17. Does the New Covenant Abolish the Commandments? (l) - The Bible tells us that Christ came as the Mediator of a better covenant. The popular belief that the New Covenant abolishes God's law reflects a misunderstanding of both covenants.
  18. 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.
  19. Jesus and His Apostles Affirm the Need to Obey God's Commandments (l) - Jesus said, "if you want to enter life, obey the commandments".
  20. Just What is Legalism? (l) - It is not legalistic to obey God's laws correctly. To be legalistic is to misuse God's laws in a way never intended.
  21. Was God's Law Abolished in the New Testament? (l) - "Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. He who says, 'I know Him,' and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him" (1 John 2:3, 4).
  22. A Royal Law of Love (l) - God's law of love must inspire us to appreciate His wisdom and look to His commandments for our standard of behavior.
  23. Christ's New Commandment (l) - Did Jesus replace the clear definitions of the Ten Commandments with a new religious principle, that love alone can guide our lives?
  24. What Is Sin? (l) - We are sinners. But how does the Bible define sin? What is it?
  25. Must We Obey God's Commandments? (l) - We have a natural tendency to resent having our fleshly desires limited by rules, even God's rules.
  26. God's Law and the New Covenant (l) - Many assume that, because Jesus Christ instituted the New Covenant, God's laws are thereby made obsolete. They lean on this argument to ignore His commandments. But what does Jesus Himself say?
  27. Clean and Unclean Meats: Does God's Word Draw a Distinction? (l) - Many people have misconceptions about the biblical teaching on clean and unclean meats. What does Scripture really reveal on this subject?
  28. The Foundation of True Values (l) - From beginning to end the Bible is a book of spiritual instruction. Its main focus is on God's spiritual law, embodied in the Ten Commandments. They are a reflection of God's mind and character.
  29. Few Have Ever Accepted God's Calling (l) - Man in general has rejected God's truth and the way to true human fulfillment.
  30. Rediscovering Christianity: Scholars Have Second Thoughts (l) - For centuries an ingrained bias has influenced scholars' and theologians' views of both the Old and New Testaments. Some are now realizing and correcting that error.
  31. 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).
  32. Written by the Finger of God (l) - God is looking for people who recognize the importance of His law -- who want to have God write it on their hearts.
  33. 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.
God's law, intent of
  1. The Letter and the Spirit of Law (l) - Jesus of Nazareth expanded the laws of God, showing their spiritual intent.
God's laws
  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?
  2. Do We Have to Keep God's Commandments? (l) - We all know the laws of our city or state and how they apply, but what about God's laws? Are they relevant for today?
  3. The Cost of Ignorance (l) - Ignorance has a terribly high price tag -- but understanding and overcoming it can really pay off.
  4. The Lesson of the Brown Paper Bag (l) - Long ago I learned an important lesson that's stuck with me ever since. And soon the time is coming when the entire world will be blessed as everyone comes to learn that same lesson!
  5. The Value of God (l) - Do you value God? Does He value you? How does God show how much you are worth to Him?
  6. How to Make the World Great Again (l) - The world was once a paradise. But that paradise was dashed, and humanity has suffered ever since. Thankfully, God has a plan to make the world great again -- and you can have a part!
  7. 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?
God's leadership
  1. Peering Into the Future (l) - There are times in world events when God waves His hand over history, and events take place that confound the wise. With the events of recent months, I believe we are living in such a time. Only God knows where they will lead.
God's light
  1. Light the Candle! (l) - In a world of darkness, we need to come to the light to become lights ourselves.
God's likeness
  1. The Likeness of God (booklet1) (l) - In Genesis 1:26, God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness" -- the plural "Us" and "Our" denoting both God the Father and the Word who would later be born in the flesh as Jesus Christ (John 1:1-3,14). What is meant by God's image and likeness here?
  2. Inasmuch! (l) - In following Jesus Christ, we must learn to love and care for others by seeing everyone as He does.
God's love
  1. "I Love You!" (l) - God is writing His love letters to us with everything that grows and everything that flows, astounds and towers over us in nature. And what can be more precious than a baby!
  2. God's People are Exquisitely Loved (l) - Can we imagine the width and length, depth and height of the love our Creator has for us?
  3. God's Great Love for Us (l) - Watching a new mother interact with her newborn is a poignant reminder of God's promises and love for His children.
  4. Jesus Christ, the Wisdom of God (l) - Paul says that Christ is "the wisdom of God" and that the idea of "Jesus Christ and Him crucified" is "the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages". God's plan provides a way for our sins to be forgiven, but is also designed so we would not choose the way of sin ever again.
  5. A Royal Law of Love (l) - God's law of love must inspire us to appreciate His wisdom and look to His commandments for our standard of behavior.
  6. God Does Care for You (l) - Often when we're faced with a trial that seems too hard to handle, we feel abandoned. Abandoned by friends, abandoned by family, and sometimes especially abandoned by God. In these dark times our cares and worries overwhelm us with negative and even hopeless thoughts.
  7. Gifts from God: The Foundation of His Relationship with Us (l) - God's gifts to humanity: love, forgiveness, his spirit.
  8. Love is the Basis of God's Relationship (l) - God's Word reveals that He listens to us and answers our requests according to His will and our best interests. He wants us to respond to His love.
  9. God Wants a Relationship With Us (l) - God expresses his desire that we acknowledge and accept him as the Supreme Being. Then He expresses his desire to associate with -- to have a relationship with -- those who accept Him as their God.
  10. What Is the Value of a Life? (l) - How valuable is the life of a human being? Is it of less value than a sports car? How about a pair of fancy shoes? Yet these are all things people have killed for!
  11. How Well Do You Know God? (l) - How close do you feel to God? How close do you feel He is to you?
  12. Does God Hate Sinners? (l) - Sin is humanity's most dangerous and deceitful enemy. God obviously hater sin, but how does He view the sinner?
  13. Questions and Answers - May/Jun 2000 (l) - Aspects of God's character.
God's love, demonstration of
  1. Jesus Christ, the Wisdom of God (l) - Paul says that Christ is "the wisdom of God" and that the idea of "Jesus Christ and Him crucified" is "the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages". God's plan provides a way for our sins to be forgiven, but is also designed so we would not choose the way of sin ever again.
God's mandates
  1. God's Mandate to America (l) - In light of President Bush's reelection, what should be the real focus of America's vision? What can we learn from the message God sent to Israel and Judah through the prophets? The message, or mandate, is radically different from what anyone really wants to consider.
God's mercy
  1. Praying for a Right Spirit and New Attitude (l) - Responding to God involves not just repenting of individual sinful acts. It also involves a recognition that our hearts and minds have been corrupted by the world and the devil, "the prince of the power of the air" (Ephesians 2:2).
God's mind
  1. Spiritual Quotient: The Type of Smarts We Don't Learn in School (l) - The understanding of life's purpose is an important but often neglected part of our intelligence.
  2. God gives Christians divine help through His Spirit (l) - What does God's Holy Spirit do for us as Christians? This question goes to the heart of our religious beliefs, because without the power of God's Spirit we can have no deep, close relationship with the Father, nor can we become His children. It is because the Spirit dwells in us that we are called the children of God (Romans 8:14-17 [14] For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. [15] For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. [16] The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: [17] And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. ).
God's name
  1. (l) - The following questions and answers represent issues of interest to young people who want sound biblical advice.
  2. How's Your Prayer Life? (l) - We all make time for what we value the most. Have you gotten into the habit of praying to God on a regular basis? Need some instruction and encouragement? Here it is!
  3. YHWH (l) - Studying how God reveals Himself in the Bible can be enlightening.
  4. God's Many Names Reveal Much About Him (l) - The Bible uses a variety of names for God. He calls things what they are, and He calls Himself what He is.
  5. The Third Commandment: From Profanity to Praise (l) - The Third Commandment focuses on showing respect. It addresses the way we communicate our feelings about God to others and to Him.
  6. The Great I AM (l) - The old hymn praises God, the "Great I AM." A search of the Scriptures reveals an even deeper meaning to this intriguing name.
God's nature
  1. Unknown God (l) - Study the history of any human society down through the ages and you will find some kind of belief in a supernatural god or a multitude of gods intertwined into the culture.
  2. The Longsuffering of God (l) - God patiently provides for us and serve us. And God doesn't "lose His temper."
  3. 10 Things You Should Know About God (l) - Let's briefly look at 10 major attributes and qualities of God that His Word teaches
  4. How Is God Revealed in the Bible? (l) - A true understanding of God comes from only one source - God's revelation to mankind, the Bible. What does it reveal about God the Father and Jesus Christ?
  5. The Likeness of God (booklet1) (l) - In Genesis 1:26, God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness" -- the plural "Us" and "Our" denoting both God the Father and the Word who would later be born in the flesh as Jesus Christ (John 1:1-3,14). What is meant by God's image and likeness here?
  6. God's Nature and Character (l) - In any discussion about who and what God is, we must not lose sight of the most important truth about God -- that God the Father and Jesus Christ the Son are Beings of infinite love. John perfectly summarized Their divine character and nature when he wrote that "God is love" (1 John 4:8,16).
God's patience
  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!
  2. The Ancient Prophecies of Amos: Applicable to the 21st Century? (l) - Does what we see happening to our Western world today relate to Bible prophecy? Will we eventually exhaust God's longsuffering and patience if we persist in our transgressions of His laws? What are some of the main principles we should learn from the Old Testament book of Amos?
God's people
  1. The Meek, the Lowly and the Wise (l) - There are many kinds of people in the world, and only a few are selected to be among God's chosen. What characteristics may show us who they are?
  2. God's People are Exquisitely Loved (l) - Can we imagine the width and length, depth and height of the love our Creator has for us?
  3. God's Covenant with Ancient Israel (l) - God's plans to bring the people of Israel to full repentance and, working through them, invite all other people into a similar relationship with Him.
God's plan
  1. Join the Few, the Called, the Chosen (l) - The great moral code of the universe reveals that God is preparing His team for leadership of the world. Here's how to be part of the team.
  2. Natural Disasters: Will We Ask the Crucial Questions? (l) - A native of New Orleans assesses what happened there with Hurricane Katrina -- and why.
  3. A Perfect Family (l) - In this issue of The Good News we feature several articles aimed directly at helping you gain that comprehension of what God has planned.
  4. A Long Time From Now in a Galaxy Far, Far Away... (l) - Science fiction movies portray intelligent life already living on other planets and in other galaxies. Could it be true? If not, then why did God create such a vast universe?
  5. I Know Where I'm Going (l) - When we come to see God's involvement in our lives, we can be encouraged that when things don't work out the way we planned, it's only because God has a better plan.
  6. When Bad Things Happen to God's People (l) - All things work together for good, right? But how?
  7. God's Got a Plan (l) - At 15, I realized that human society had long been heading cluelessly to its demise. But I also learned then that God has a great plan to raise human beings out of our problems and lead us to an incredible destiny.
  8. Does God Have a Plan? (l) - The key to understanding what God is doing is a series of festival days found in the Bible.
  9. Planet Earth Will Survive and Flourish! (l) - Over the centuries many have proclaimed the end of the world - some even in recent months. What does the Bible say about our planet's future?
  10. 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.
  11. What Did God Plan "Before Time Began"? (l) - It's difficult for us to comprehend the concept of "before time began," much less what took place then. But Scripture reveals that God laid out His amazing purpose and plan for mankind before time began!
  12. God's Purpose for Prophecy (l) - Much of the Bible is prophecy. Many of its books are prophetic, even some of those we don't normally associate with prophecy. Many of God's greatest servants, including Jesus Christ, were prophets. So what does God want us to learn from prophecy?
  13. Has God Forgotten this World? (l) - It sometimes seems as if there is no hope, but what is God's plan?
  14. Why Christ Spoke in Parables (l) - Many people would be surprised to learn that Jesus Christ spoke in parables to hide His message from the masses. Why did He do this? And how can you understand the deepest meaning of the parables of the Kingdom?
  15. Humanity (l) - Humanity was created with a truly amazing potenial. The future of humanity is to be children in the family of God.
  16. Introduction: God's Holy Day Plan (l) - Is it possible to know what the future holds for us? The Creator of mankind does have a plan for us, and He reveals it to us through an annual cycle of festivals described in the Scriptures. It is an astounding plan offering an incredible future to every man, woman, and child who has ever lived. This booklet will help you understand the incredible truth about what lies ahead for all humanity.
  17. The Passover: Why Did Jesus Christ Have to Die? (l) - Keeping the Passover each year reminds us that God is the forgiver of sin who grants us eternal life in His Kingdom through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, our Passover. This observance is a memorial of our Creator's continuing role in humanity's salvation.
  18. 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.
  19. Jesus Christ, the Wisdom of God (l) - Paul says that Christ is "the wisdom of God" and that the idea of "Jesus Christ and Him crucified" is "the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages". God's plan provides a way for our sins to be forgiven, but is also designed so we would not choose the way of sin ever again.
  20. Why Were You Born? (l) - Life with God is exciting, fulfilling and ultimately rewarding beyond our wildest imagination.
  21. Following the Footsteps of a Different God (l) - The Bible makes it clear that civilizations and societies are influenced by Satan. John writes that "the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one" (1 John 5:19).
  22. Satan's Work in Our World (l) - . . The god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ . . ." (2 Corinthians 4:4, New Revised Standard Version).
  23. From Punishment to Destiny (l) - God has not forgotten - nor will He ever forget - His promises to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. The pages of history and prophecies yet to be fulfilled show God remaining true to every detail of His word.
  24. Everlasting Life Conquers Death (l) - Understanding the meaning of life, death and what follows this physical life can give us comfort and hope in the face of death. It should also have a great impact on the kind of people we are, motivating us to live carefully and make wise choices.
  25. Words of Encouragement (l) - Even death, this most extreme experience, does not separate us or our loved ones from God's plan or His love
  26. 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.
  27. The International Scope of Prophecy (l) - Salvation will expand to include all people.
  28. 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.
  29. Introduction (bsc12) (l) - God reveals His splendid plan in the prophecies and teachings of the Scriptures. God has provided us with the keys to unlock His plan through His sacred festivals.
  30. Back to the Beginning (l) - God calls -- invites -- us into an eternal relationship with Him as members of His family.
  31. No Man Left Behind (l) - Billons of men, women and children have lived and died without ever knowing the true God or His way of life. What happens to them? Are they condemned to an eternity of suffering in hellfire? Or does God have a plan in which no one is left behind?
  32. 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.
  33. The Feast of Peace (l) - What is the meaning of the Feast of Peace? What is God's plan for mankind?
  34. Why Understand Prophecy? (l) - Does trying to understand the predictions of the Bible make any sense for teens? The simple answer to this important question is, "Yes." Read this article to learn why.
  35. Does It Really Matter What You Believe? (l) - Beliefs determine actions - sometimes with dire consequences.
  36. God's Plan for Eternity (l) - God has a better plan for eternity than most realize; and it's available to everyone.
  37. Do You Have a Biblical Worldview? (l) - What will happen next in this chaotic world of enormously unpleasant surprises? Only a biblical worldview can give us sorely needed spiritual stability and security in an age marked by ambiguity and uncertainty.
  38. 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.
  39. What is My Purpose Here? (l) - There must be some meaning to humanity's mixture of awesome abilities and awful atrocities. What is the ultimate purpose and meaning of your life?
  40. Does God Have a Plan for Humanity? (l) - Put another way, does our Creator have a divine purpose for human beings? And does He have a prophetic plan whereby His purpose may be worked out here on earth?
  41. Do You Know Why Christ Lives? (l) - Christians realize that Jesus was raised from the grave. But do you understand what His resurrection and life mean to us today?
  42. God's Prophetic Plan for the Nations (l) - God is and always has been in overall control. He knows exactly where specific ethnic groups live and what they are now doing.
  43. God's Vision for You (l) - In God's master plan everyone is created with many things in common. Yet each is distinct from any other human being.
  44. Will A New Leader Solve Our Problems? (l) - Why after the political leaders perennial promises to fix all our problems, are the obstacles still with us? Why when so many hope and labor for positive change, does it remain tantalizingly out of reach?
  45. 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?
  46. Planet Hunters: The Search for Life in Outer Space (l) - Using incredible technological advancements, astronomers are expanding their search for life in the universe. Could they be looking for right answers in the wrong places?
God's politics
  1. Whom Would Jesus Christ Choose to Be a World Leader? (l) - America faces enormous challenges as it counts down the days to another presidential election. Considering the current national state of affairs, whom would Jesus Christ choose for high office?
God's power
  1. Divine Power (l) - Poem about God's power.
  2. Longsuffering: A Fusion of Patience and Power (l) - The popular impatiens flowers are so named from seeming to be highly impatient! When their seed pods mature, they explode when touched, sending seeds several yards away. See how this picture illustrates the need for longsuffering, an important fruit of God's Spirit!
  3. The Glory of God -- A Brief Moment in Reflection (l) - God's guiding hand can be seen in the smallest (and largest!) things in the universe.
  4. Milk, Honey, Giants, or God? (l) - Is your focus on the giant or the promise?
  5. How Are We 'Translated Into the Kingdom'? (l) - We, as modern-day saints, also exchange systems of government when we are converted. We now give our allegiance and obedience to the Kingdom of God, even though that Kingdom has not yet fully come.
  6. Almighty God: Ruler of the Universe (l) - Although the Bible identifies Satan as the "prince of the power of the air" and the ruler of this world, God maintains overall control as "Lord of heaven and earth" (Matthew 11:25). He gives the devil considerable latitude in what he does, but God retains the right and power to intervene.
  7. Is the Holy Spirit a Person? (TL) (l) - The apostle Paul states clearly that "there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things ... and one Lord Jesus Christ ..." (1 Corinthians 8:6). He makes no mention of the Holy Spirit as a divine person.
  8. 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).
  9. The Overwhelming Force (l) - The nations of the world seek power to resist real or potential enemies. But what about you? When you have God and His indisputable power on your side, you can be fully confident He will see you through every trouble you face.
  10. An Incredible Universe (l) - I might only be dust, but I am dust with a purpose. What an incredible opportunity! What an incredible universe -- and what an incredible mind behind it!
  11. Star Trek, God's Plan and You! (l) - Even the most imaginative science fiction pales in comparison to the ultimate reality God has in store for us. This true story is for children -- human children as well as all the children of God
God's preparation
  1. The Leveling Field: What Does God Want Us to Learn? (l) - After years of education, experience and achievements, why do so many of God's servants end up facing a "wilderness" phase?
God's promises
  1. Flexing the Muscle Memory (l) - As you get exhausted, it is your training that kicks in and keeps you going even if your mind is not there. Spiritual muscle development that can pull us through the tough times is examining and internalizing the very real and ever-present promises of God.
  2. The Two Witnesses and You (l) - Why will God select two witnesses and what will be offered to them in their moment of greatest need?
  3. The 144,000--A Promise Kept (l) - The 144,000 reminds us that in His time and way, God cares for people who have spiritual integrity.
  4. America's Hope for Recovery: Real or Merely an Illusion? (l) - Has America dodged the bullet? Has the economy turned around? Will government intervention save the day? Will the country soon wake up from its financial nightmare and find that everything has returned to normal?
  5. The World's a Mess: Can You Be Positive? (l) - There is a way to be positive in spite of troubling news.
  6. Blessings of Abraham (Part 2 of 4) (l) - Today, the blessings that God promised to Abraham are being spiritually fulfilled in God's Church, which is made up of those who are called and chosen by God and live according to His revealed way.
  7. What Is the Fate of the Unrepentant? (l) - "They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain, for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea" (Isaiah 11:9).
  8. Does God Keep His Word? (l) - By fulfilling His promises to all of the tribes of Israel, God will also, at the return of Christ, prove to scoffers and doubters that He is trustworthy. He will demonstrate to all nations that He stands behind every word He has ever spoken through His prophets.
  9. How Good Can Come From Suffering (l) - As Christ explained, His followers can expect to suffer. But God sometimes allows us to suffer because pain teaches us to refrain from sin even under the most difficult circumstances.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. God Confirms His Credibility to the World (l) - The job, function and mission of a prophet.
  13. How Is the Work of God Accomplished Today? (l) - Jesus Christ gave His Church a commission in which each member has a vital part to play. How is that mission being carried out in our modern world?
  14. "Good Story!" (l) - My boss asked me to teach history classes, and didn't mind if I taught them from a biblical perspective, even in secular Holland. But what would he think when he walked in while I was tracing the identity of the lost tribes of Israel?
  15. Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled (l) - When the storms and problems of life seem overwhelming, where can we turn for hope and encouragement?
God's protection
  1. Joe's Story (l) - In Chicago, in 1983, Joe Bauer had an experience that was unlike any in his life up until then. And he had certainly already had some perilous times in his life!
  2. Five Years After 9/11 (l) - Five years have now elapsed since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks stunned the entire world. So far no similar terrorist attacks have occurred in the United States, and only a few have impacted the rest of the Western world. Could there be more than meets the eye as to why?
  3. Hurricane Rita--A Mass Exodus (l) - The hurricanes of 2005 affected many people in varying ways. This is one family's story during a difficult time.
  4. God--Our Protector (l) - In 2007 there was a terrible bridge collapse in Minnesota. This tragedy was just one of many events that have occurred in recent years. How can we deal with these types of incidents and other trials in our lives?
  5. Are You Protected by the Ultimate Security System? (l) - We live in a dangerous world. Threats to our safety and security are growing. Is there a way to ensure that you and your family are always protected?
  6. Peering Into the Future (l) - There are times in world events when God waves His hand over history, and events take place that confound the wise. With the events of recent months, I believe we are living in such a time. Only God knows where they will lead.
  7. Calm From God Through New York's Greatest Storm (l) - Living through Hurricane Sandy, the recent "superstorm" that struck America's Northeast coast, didn't heighten my understanding of the weather, but I did learn some new things about God.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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?
  11. Will God Continue to Bless America? If Not, Why Not? (l) - After the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, many Americans, including people of faith, continue to ask, "Why did God let this happen?" A year later, let's reflect on the terrorist attacks and their aftermath from a biblical perspective.
  12. Homeland Security: What Crucial Piece Is the United States Missing? (l) - After the devastating terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, homeland security became a top priority for the United States. Yet, at the same time, it seems to be overlooking the most important aspect of its safety, and the risk is incalculable. What is this crucial component of any people's long-term security?
  13. Deadly Diseases: Again a Threat to Humanity? (l) - Plague: still nearby, still deadly.
  14. The Missing Dimension in Homeland Security (l) - Homeland security instantly became the #1 priority of the Bush administration on Sept. 11, 2001. With the creation of the massive Homeland Security Department, concerns of safekeeping continue to be the primary focus of the American government. Are you aware of national security's most important aspect? The lack of this element immediately compromises the safety of any country.
  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. September 11, 2001--Where Do We Go From Here? (l) - Where do you and I go from here? All of us wrestle with trying to understand why such a thing could happen in our nation.
God's providence
  1. Flight of the Monarch (l) - God's design of a delicate butterfly reminds us of the tender love He has for mankind.
  2. Our Dependence on the God Who Created Us (l) - We don't realize how fragile our existence is, how constantly dependent on God's care we are.
  3. Learning to Accept What Is (l) - Life threw me a curve, and I had to consider going back to college. Would my over-50 brain still work?
God's punishment
  1. Hurricane Katrina: Is God Removing His Protection From America? (l) - Hurricane Katrina's destruction was so great and far-reaching that many wonder if God is playing a hand in these events, either punishing the United States or removing His protection -- or both.
  2. Recent Mega Earthquakes -- Just a Coincidence? (l) - Recent months have seen major earthquakes rock Haiti and Chile. What does the Bible tell us about natural catastrophes, and what does this mean in today's world?
God's purpose
  1. When God Doesn't Make Sense (l) - Why does God allow children to get cancer? Why does He allow innocent people to be murdered in drive-by shootings? Why are good people sometimes killed in car accidents? Why doesn't God always answer prayers? Why can it seem that God is ignoring us when we're trapped in the pit of despair? What do we do when God just doesn't seem to make sense?
  2. When Bad Things Happen to God's People (l) - All things work together for good, right? But how?
  3. All Things Work Together for Good! (l) - Get ready! We are now in training for something bigger yet to occur. You are responsible to God for how you incorporate the powerful depth of the gospel that has been personally revealed to us.
  4. Chasing the Good Old Days (l) - Reflecting on the "good old days" can bring back warm thoughts and fond memories. But could longing for a lost past diminish the joy of the present and the hope God has in store for your future?
God's purposes
  1. "Wrong" Place, Right Time (l) - At certain times in our lives, circumstances seem to be turning against us even when we feel we are doing the right thing. God has a plan for every one of us. God places us where and when He wants. Sometimes, our wrong turn leads us to an opportunity to help another person.
God's reach
  1. "As the Waters..." (l) - This evil age will be transformed to what God initially intended at Eden. The "knowledge of the Lord" will be made available to all and, for the first time, being accepted on a grand scale by the descendants of Adam and Eve.
God's relationship to mankind
  1. Introduction (bsc7) (l) - What is the meaning of God's relationship with man? What priority does He place on it? Does man need a relationship with God? If so, what is the basis and purpose of that relationship?
  2. God Wants a Relationship With Us (l) - God expresses his desire that we acknowledge and accept him as the Supreme Being. Then He expresses his desire to associate with -- to have a relationship with -- those who accept Him as their God.
God's relationship with Israel
  1. God's Relationship with Ancient Israel (l) - God invited ancient Israel to form a relationship with Him. Although they rejected Him, God in His great mercy didn't reject them, nor does He reject us.
God's rescue
  1. Natural Disasters: Will We Ask the Crucial Questions? (l) - A native of New Orleans assesses what happened there with Hurricane Katrina -- and why.
God's revelation
  1. If You Had Only One Book... (l) - Ironically, people buy Bibles, but apparently they don't read them. At least that's what seems to be the case according to a recent survey by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life.
  2. 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?
  3. (l) - Basic knowledge and understanding of God's word.
God's righteousness
  1. The Church of God Today (l) - The church of God today keeps God's commandments and holds fast to all that Jesus taught.
God's role in history
  1. 60 Years After the War in Europe (l) - Do you ever wonder what prevents evil from triumphing in the world? This year marks the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe and the Pacific. Looking at that war should make us think about the deep currents of good and evil that flow in this world.
  2. 60 Years After World War II: What Have We Learned? (l) - Do you ever wonder what prevents evil from triumphing in the world? This year marks the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe and the Pacific. Looking at that war should make us think about the deep currents of good and evil that flow in this world.
God's rules
  1. How to Be a Part of God's Team (l) - Hockey depends on teamwork. So does God's way of life. While God values us as individuals, He also requires a surrender of self that we might accomplish His purpose.
God's sabbath
  1. Observing God's Sabbath (l) - Our traditions encourage us to take the time to honor those we respect. But how many will take the time to observe the sacred sabbaths and holy convocations specifically designated in the Scriptures for honoring God?
God's salvation
  1. Questions and Answers - Sep/Oct 2003 (l) - Answers to Biblical questions about God's calling and the resurrection.
God's servants
  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.
God's shadow
  1. A Big Shadow (l) - We all have a bigger shadow to stand in. Is that a good or a bad thing?
God's sheep
  1. Living God's Way (l) - What should be the focus of God's people, His sheep?
God's sovereignty
  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?
  2. Jesus Christ's Submission to the Father (l) - The apostle Paul, in Philippians 2, says that Jesus was willing to voluntarily surrender His awesome godly power and position for our sakes, telling us: "Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped [i.e., tightly held onto and not let go of], but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death -- even death on a cross!" (Philippians 2:5-8, NIV).
  3. Almighty God: Ruler of the Universe (l) - Although the Bible identifies Satan as the "prince of the power of the air" and the ruler of this world, God maintains overall control as "Lord of heaven and earth" (Matthew 11:25). He gives the devil considerable latitude in what he does, but God retains the right and power to intervene.
  4. The Sovereignty of God (l) - The reason God has not stopped human suffering and anguish on the earth is not because He lacks control over what human beings do.
God's spirit
  1. Did God Create People Evil? (l) - Viewing the suffering around the globe caused by evil leaders is discouraging. Some countries are run by outright drug lords. Others are ruled by leaders who abuse their own people. Saddam Hussein has become a poster boy of the evil tyrant in the 21st century just as Hitler and Stalin were in the 20th. Why would a good God create such evil people?
  2. 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.
  3. Joy: Foundation for a Positive Life (l) - Jesus said to His disciples, "These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full" (John 15:11These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.). That sounds almost too good to be true! How can we experience this fullness of joy?
  4. Know No Doubt (l) - How do we dispel doubts in our personal lives? The example of a former king is insightful.
  5. 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.
  6. What Does God's Spirit Do for Us and in Us? (l) - What does the Holy Spirit do for us and in us?
  7. How Can God's Spirit Transform Us? (l) - We will never make it spiritually on our own. We need God's help through His Spirit to succeed. The Bible presents several analogies to help us see how His Holy Spirit is used in our lives.
  8. God's Spirit and Our Destiny (l) - Many people, believing that God is a Trinity, are confused about what the Holy Spirit really is and the future God intends for us as part of His family. What does the Bible really say? Astonishingly, the Holy Spirit is key to understanding God's future for you!
  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. Bandaging Spiritual Wounds (l) - While caring properly for physical wounds is imperative, treating spiritual injuries also requires critical attention. Discover God's plan to heal people spiritually by providing them with a vital missing divine component.
  11. How Do I Truly Know If God Is Calling Me? (l) - Jesus made it clear that no one can come to Him unless God the Father draws him (John 6:44; John 6:65). And the apostle James later told us that as we draw near to God, He will draw near to us (James 4:8). The apostle Paul pointed out that we are called by the gospel -- the good news of the Kingdom of God (2 Thessalonians 2:14).
  12. A Spiritually Transformed People (l) - The transformation of the people of God through His Spirit is a transformation of their hearts, their innermost being. Instead of hard-heartedness and hostility to God's laws, they gain an obedient spirit because God works in them;
  13. The Holy Spirit: God's Transforming Power (l) - Contrary to Trinitarian teaching, Scripture reveals the Holy Spirit not as a person, but as something much different - the divine power through which God acts.
  14. The Likeness of God (booklet1) (l) - In Genesis 1:26, God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness" -- the plural "Us" and "Our" denoting both God the Father and the Word who would later be born in the flesh as Jesus Christ (John 1:1-3,14). What is meant by God's image and likeness here?
  15. Growing to Spiritual Maturity (l) - This growth process involves overpowering the pulls of the flesh, replacing them with the character of Christ. Where do we begin?
  16. The Holy Spirit: God's Transforming Power (TL) (l) - None of us can overcome our sins and shortcomings without God's help. Even if we could by our own will alter our actions, only God can change our hearts.
  17. Why Be Baptized? (l) - Water baptism is one of Christianity's most ancient practices. Far from being useless and archaic, it holds deep symbolic meaning.
  18. Examples of Living Faith (l) - When we learn how other people have succeeded, we are encouraged that we can triumph as well.
  19. Three Facets of the Gospel (l) - What God has done, is doing, and will do for us. All three facets are essential.
  20. Gifts from God: The Foundation of His Relationship with Us (l) - God's gifts to humanity: love, forgiveness, his spirit.
  21. Why We Need the Holy Spirit (l) - Within ourselves we possess neither the power nor the faith to keep our commitment as we should. We desperately need divine power to assist us in fulfilling God's wonderful calling. That strength comes as a gift from God.
  22. God's Spirit Before the Church Era (l) - With Adam and Eve the history of human beings began without the active presence of God in their lives; they lacked the power and help of His Spirit.
  23. What is the Holy Spirit? (l) - Spiritual discernment is accessible only from God as a gift through His Spirit.
  24. The Holy Spirit in the Church (l) - Only those who have God the Father and Jesus the Son dwelling in them through the power of the Holy Spirit are considered "children of God."
  25. Introduction (bsc9) (l) - Scripture tells us that we need to undergo a transformation -- a change, with God's help, from "the old man" to "the new man". Conversion.
  26. How to Stir Up the Spirit (l) - Stir up - rekindle - the gift of God which is in you - God's spirit.
  27. The Holy Spirit (l) - What I learned about grace from a friend long ago helped transform my life. It can do the same for you!
  28. The Fruit of the Holy Spirit (l) - The Bible tells us that God's people will be led by God's Spirit -- and that the Spirit will produce specific evidence in their lives in the form of "fruit." What are these, and what are they all about?
  29. The Overwhelming Force (l) - The nations of the world seek power to resist real or potential enemies. But what about you? When you have God and His indisputable power on your side, you can be fully confident He will see you through every trouble you face.
  30. The Real Star Wars (l) - A struggle for control of the universe.
  31. The Holy Spirit: God's Power at Work (l) - Most people don't understand the working of the Holy Spirit. As a result, they
  32. The Role of the Holy Spirit (l) - How do we receive God's spirit? And how does it work in the life of a Christian?
  33. Stir Up the Spirit (l) - Here's how you can rekindle the flame of God's Spirit within you!
  34. Questions and Answers - Apr/Jun 2004 (l) - Questions and answers represent issues of interest to young people who want sound biblical advice.
  35. How to Overcome Sin (l) - You need to understand this vital biblical formula for overcoming sin.
God's spirit, fruits of
  1. The Fruit of the Spirit (l) - Conversion should produce the fruits of the Spirit: "love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control".
God's spirit, gift of
  1. 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).
  2. Why We Need the Holy Spirit (l) - Within ourselves we possess neither the power nor the faith to keep our commitment as we should. We desperately need divine power to assist us in fulfilling God's wonderful calling. That strength comes as a gift from God.
God's spirit, need for
  1. Man's Missing Ingredient (l) - The root of crime, violence and terror is that men and women are fundamentally incomplete. We are lacking a key ingredient.
God's spirit, power of
  1. 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).
God's spirt
  1. How Can You Receive theTransforming Power of God's Spirit? (l) - After Jesus Christ's crucifixion and resurrection, His disciples waited in Jerusalem until Pentecost for the promise of the ages. It transformed them and became the down payment for eternal life. You can receive that Spirit of power, which can change your life, both now and forever!
God's standard bearers
  1. God's Color Guard (l) - Being a member of the color guard,bearing the standard for a group,is a position of honor,courage and responsibility.You are called to help bear a standard.
God's standards
  1. To See or Not to See: That New Horror Film (l) - Have you ever found yourself hanging out with friends who wanted to see a horror film? How can you decide what to do?
  2. Proverbs: A Way That Seems Right (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  3. Marriage: Foundation of the Family (l) - Applying God's principles for marriage not only produces happy relationships in this life, it yields greater understanding of godly principles that will last for eternity.
  4. Must We Obey God's Commandments? (l) - We have a natural tendency to resent having our fleshly desires limited by rules, even God's rules.
  5. God's Color Guard (l) - Being a member of the color guard,bearing the standard for a group,is a position of honor,courage and responsibility.You are called to help bear a standard.
God's team
  1. How to Be a Part of God's Team (l) - Hockey depends on teamwork. So does God's way of life. While God values us as individuals, He also requires a surrender of self that we might accomplish His purpose.
God's temple
  1. The Center of God's New Global Village (l) - God's temple will stand in the center of God's global village in Jerusalem. This will provide the seat for a civilization centered on the universal principles and laws of Almighty God.
God's thoughts
  1. Vantage Point: Why Vertical Thought? (l) - Remember when you were 8 years old? Life stretched out before you as an endless adventure. Seems like a long time ago, doesn't it? Vertical Thought will soon turn 8 -- and it's been a great adventure!
God's throne
  1. Why Rainbows? (l) - Are rainbows just pretty reflections we see in the sky after it rains? Or is there something more to them? God's creation holds many designs and messages.
  2. Are There Saved Human Beings in Heaven? (l) - The Scriptures show no human-besides Jesus the Messiah-has ever entered heaven. The voices referred to in Revelation 19, then, are those of angelic beings who surround God's throne.
God's truth
  1. Is the United States Still a Moral Nation? (l) - The recent election showed that almost half of the U.S. electorate is uncomforta ble with a president who is open about his religious faith and has stated that J esus Christ is the Person he most admires. What about the other half? They may c laim to get their values from the Bible, but do they really?
  2. Our Window of Opportunity (l) - In our information age we sadly lack the most vital information of all, the knowledge of God. He wants to reveal it to us, but we must be willing to accept it and do some digging ourselves.
  3. (l) - ABC is a program designed to throughly cover basic biblical doctrines and lead students systematically through the Bible.
  4. God's Way -- An Adventure Abroad (l) - Ever think God's way of life was cramping your style? Keeping you from doing all those fun things in life? Or maybe limiting your success? Think again. I interviewed two former exchange students, both of whom are striving to live God's way, and found quite the opposite to be true. Following God's way actually contributed to the success of their trips.
God's values
  1. Must We Obey God's Commandments? (l) - We have a natural tendency to resent having our fleshly desires limited by rules, even God's rules.
God's warning
  1. A Great Deliverance is Coming (l) - In no way do we wish to minimize or underestimate the troubles prophesied to come on the world. Yet each one of the dark biblical passages quoted at the beginning of this feature has an encouraging conclusion.
God's way
  1. How to Be a Part of God's Team (l) - Hockey depends on teamwork. So does God's way of life. While God values us as individuals, He also requires a surrender of self that we might accomplish His purpose.
  2. Proverbs: A Way That Seems Right (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
God's way of life
  1. Armstrong's Right ... It's Not About the Bike (l) - Experiencing a long, demanding bike race--and the training that led up to it--brings to mind the training and commitment we must make to life!
  2. How Can We Make Life Work? (l) - Some people recognize that living God's way holds great promise "of the life . . . which is to come." Far fewer understand that living a godly life also has benefits in "the life that now is"--that is, our present physical lives.
  3. 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.
  4. Accepting Personal Responsibility (l) - In terms of Christian morality, what are some of our fundamental responsibilities?
  5. The Godly Way of Life (l) - Is merely believing on Jesus as Lord and Savior sufficient to receive eternal life?
  6. Introduction (bsc11) (l) - The reason popular Christianity is so ineffective: Few who profess to follow Christ actually practice what He preached.
  7. God's Way -- An Adventure Abroad (l) - Ever think God's way of life was cramping your style? Keeping you from doing all those fun things in life? Or maybe limiting your success? Think again. I interviewed two former exchange students, both of whom are striving to live God's way, and found quite the opposite to be true. Following God's way actually contributed to the success of their trips.
  8. Are We Our Brother's Keeper? (l) - Are we our brother's keeper?
  9. Inside This Issue... (l) - Summary of VCM issue March/April 2003
God's will
  1. Cliff-Hanger (l) - When you reach the end of your rope, would you be willing to let go? This modern parable makes you stop and think.
  2. I Know Where I'm Going (l) - When we come to see God's involvement in our lives, we can be encouraged that when things don't work out the way we planned, it's only because God has a better plan.
  3. 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.
  4. What Job Learned by Suffering (l) - By permitting Job to suffer unjustly, God was allowing him to learn one of the most important lessons that anyone could ever learn!
  5. Thy Will Be Done! (l) - Submitting to God's will is not easy for us, but it can be done.
  6. 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.
  7. Mini-Bible Study: What Is God's Will for You? (l) - Every day we have to make decisions. Many of them we make without thinking. But some are big decisions in life that might make us stop and wonder: What does God want me to do here? Is there a way to understand what God's will is and how we can accomplish it?
  8. Understanding God's Will For Your Life (l) - How can you live confidently knowing God's will for your choices in life?
  9. God Is Calling You to Change Your Life (l) - God wants you to change and start living His way. He reveals three essential steps to help you start and continue in this new life, steps requiring deep consideration and purposeful action today.
  10. Why Bible Study Is Necessary for Spiritual Growth (l) - Paul scolded the Corinthian Christians for their unspiritual attitudes and conduct (1 Corinthians 3:1-4). He explained that their problems were caused partly by some of them having too little knowledge of God's ways.
  11. Hearing God's Will (l) - Paul was not the only one who learned that living, trusting, abiding faith is more important than physical health and long life.
  12. 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.
  13. When It Seems God Doesn't Hear or Answer (l) - God does not always answer our prayers to our immediate satisfaction and instantly deliver us from our trials. But He will always do what is best for us.
  14. (l) - How America should seek God's will.
  15. "This Is the Will of God" (l) - The Bible lists three specific actions we can do that fulfill the "will of God."
God's will, doing
  1. What Does Jesus Want From You? (l) - If you believe Jesus truly was the Son of God, do you know what He wants you to do? And what He wants to do for you?
God's will, patience
  1. Should You Wish Upon a Star? (l) - Is helpless wishing all we can do?
God's word
  1. If You Had Only One Book... (l) - Ironically, people buy Bibles, but apparently they don't read them. At least that's what seems to be the case according to a recent survey by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life.
  2. Proverbs: Where Do You Seek Wisdom? (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  3. 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).
  4. Has God Forgotten this World? (l) - It sometimes seems as if there is no hope, but what is God's plan?
  5. King Jehoiakim: A Lesson from Biblical History (l) - The lesson of King Jehoiakim applies to all leaders and all peoples: He who would attempt to destroy God's Word puts himself in great danger. God's Word is the foundation of all knowledge, and it will endure forever.
  6. How to Use Biblical Quotes and References (l) - Use of Bible references when studying the United Church of God Bible course.
  7. A Tragic Increasing Trend: Disbelief in the Bible (l) - The Bible is losing its once help prominence in the Western World. Even professing Christians seldom read God's word.
  8. What the Bible Says About God's Word (l) - How does God expect us to view His word the Bible? Consider some of the examples from the scriptures.
God's word, choices after hearing
  1. How Important Are Our Choices? (l) - Jesus explains that people make different choices when they hear God's Word explained to them.
God's word, preservation of
  1. King Jehoiakim: A Lesson from Biblical History (l) - The lesson of King Jehoiakim applies to all leaders and all peoples: He who would attempt to destroy God's Word puts himself in great danger. God's Word is the foundation of all knowledge, and it will endure forever.
God's word, time for
  1. God's Sabbath in Today's World (l) - On the seventh day of each week, we should cease from our own work and allow God to work in us, building and nourishing our relationship with our Creator.
God's words
  1. Follow Me "The Words That I Speak to You" (l) - More important than having the Bible at hand is having its life-giving words ingrained in our hearts -- trusting and following their guidance on our journey through life.
God's work
  1. The Role of a Watchman--What It Means for You (l) - The Bible uses the role of a watchman to describe the work of a prophet among God's people. Is there more to this symbolism than many have understood? The role of a watchman is vital to a full understanding of the work of God in the end time.
  2. "Arbeit Macht Frei" (l) - How can work bring us freedom?
God's world role
  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?
God's world, not
  1. Where was God? (l) - If God is all powerful and all knowing, the source of all that is good and kind and right, how could He allow evil human beings to snuff out the lives of people who have done them no harm? Why would He allow such things?
  2. The Real Star Wars (l) - A struggle for control of the universe.
God, access to
  1. The Tearing of the Temple Veil (l) - "The temple was torn in two from top to bottom ..." What did this mean, this event that was so important that three of the Gospel writers mentioned it?
God, alienation from
  1. 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.
God, almighty
  1. The Grandeur of Almighty God (l) - When the prophets of the Old Testament Scriptures and the apostles of the New Testament experienced God, to a man they saw themselves as utterly inadequate in comparison.
God, armor of
  1. How Can We Resist the Devil? (l) - We must actively seek to eliminate Satan's way of thinking and behaving from our lives.
  2. 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).
God, being with
  1. Is Heaven the Reward of the Saved? (l) - Is there any biblical basis for the common idea that they will be playing harps somewhere in heaven for eternity?
God, belief in
  1. God's Challenge to You (l) - During the great age of exploration, visionary men sailed uncharted waters and discovered new lands. Today God issues a great challenge to us. Are you willing to take Him up on His challenge to you?
  2. Is The Whole World Deceived? (l) - Satan operates by convincing people that he doesnn't exist and that the only source of information that reveals his motives and methods is little more than a collection of fables that have nothing to do with their lives.
  3. 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).
God, blame
  1. Why do we blame God for Catastrophes? (l) - Sometimes our opinion of God really isn't fair.
God, blaming
  1. Why Does God Allow Disasters? (l) - The Indian Ocean tsunami stunned people the world over. How can we make sense of this horror? Does God's Word give us any guidance?
God, blessings from
  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).
  2. When the Angel Leaves the Storm, Part 2 (l) - How much longer can we count on God's material blessings on America?
God, called by
  1. What Is a True Christian? (l) - What does it take to be a Christian? According to the Bible, there is much more to being a true follower of Jesus Christ than most people realize. How does God's Word define a true Christian?
God, character of
  1. Partaking of the Divine Nature (l) - Everlasting, abundant life in the Kingdom as part of the God family is our ultimate destiny. That is what Christ makes possible (John 10:10). That is why God created us in His image.
  2. God's Nature and Character (l) - In any discussion about who and what God is, we must not lose sight of the most important truth about God -- that God the Father and Jesus Christ the Son are Beings of infinite love. John perfectly summarized Their divine character and nature when he wrote that "God is love" (1 John 4:8,16).
God, children of
  1. How You Can Enter the Kingdom (l) - We can turn to God for forgiveness and reconciliation through Jesus Christ and begin to live by the laws of the Kingdom of God as taught by Jesus Christ.
  2. Why Were You Born? (l) - Life with God is exciting, fulfilling and ultimately rewarding beyond our wildest imagination.
  3. Was God's Law Abolished in the New Testament? (l) - "Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. He who says, 'I know Him,' and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him" (1 John 2:3, 4).
  4. Partaking of the Divine Nature (l) - Everlasting, abundant life in the Kingdom as part of the God family is our ultimate destiny. That is what Christ makes possible (John 10:10). That is why God created us in His image.
  5. The Essence of the 'Everlasting Gospel' (l) - A remarkable relationship exists between Jesus Christ and those who will share responsibilities with Him in the Kingdom of God.
God, chosen by
  1. Few Have Ever Accepted God's Calling (l) - Man in general has rejected God's truth and the way to true human fulfillment.
God, city of
  1. Utopian Prophecies of Our Future Dwelling Place (l) - Bible prophecy is not just about gloomy future happenings belonging to this present evil age. It also encompasses Christ's coming millennial rule on earth and the Kingdom of God. This article focuses on our futuristic dwelling place in that glorious Kingdom to come.
God, comfort from
  1. Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled (l) - When the storms and problems of life seem overwhelming, where can we turn for hope and encouragement?
God, commitment to
  1. 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).
  2. Baptism: A Greater Adventure Than Skydiving (l) - It takes faith to leap out of an airplane with only a parachute on your back. The same process used to prepare for one's first jump can be used to prepare for baptism.
  3. When Should You Be Baptized? (l) - Many young people accept that being baptized is in their future, but what is the best time? How do you know you are ready? What is the role of the ministry?
God, communication from
  1. Why the Bible is Different (l) - Throughout its long and difficult journey, the Bible has successfully withstood the many assaults leveled against it. The reader gradually becomes aware of one great mind at work permeating its pages from Genesis to Revelation. No wonder the apostle Paul reminded early Christians that the Holy Scriptures are the "oracles of God". They are divine utterances.
God, communication with
  1. Building Habits of Prayer and Bible Study (l) - Good communication between God and us is a vital aspect of the godly way of life. God speaks to us through His Word, the Holy Scriptures. We talk to Him through prayer.
God, confidence in
  1. 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).
  2. What Is Faith? (l) - The Bible tells us salvation is by God's grace and is not earned by good works "lest any man should boast" (Ephesians 2:9). But we are saved by grace through faith (verse 8). The danger we face is that our faith will die if we neglect our salvation by not living a life of obedience to God (Hebrews 2:1-3).
  3. Peering Into the Future (2004) (l) - There are times in world events when God waves His hand over history, and events take place that confound the wise. With the events of recent months I believe we are living in such a time.
God, contact with
  1. Considering the Existence of God (l) - If God does exist, and in consequence we are called to another life when this one ends . . . our life then becomes a preparation for eternity.
  2. Success's Secret Ingredient (l) - The critical factor that should be utmost in any goal-setting program we would follow: seek what is good.
God, credibility of
  1. God Confirms His Credibility to the World (l) - The job, function and mission of a prophet.
God, death of
  1. The God Who Became a Human Being (l) - How could someone who is spirit, having lived for all eternity in the past, become human? Was Jesus a human being just like us?
God, dependence on
  1. Our Dependence on the God Who Created Us (l) - We don't realize how fragile our existence is, how constantly dependent on God's care we are.
God, elect of
  1. 'Church' and 'Congregation' in the Scriptures (l) - The Church of God, the term most generally applied to God's people in English translations of the New Testament, is the body of people who are special to God because they obey His Word and accept His Son, Jesus Christ, as the Messiah.
God, eternal
  1. God the Father, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit (l) - Is God a trinity?
God, evidence of
  1. The Scientific Evidence: In the Eye of the Beholder (l) - Ever since the creation of the world (God's) eternal power and divine nature, invisible though they are, have been understood and seen through the things he has made" (Romans 1:20)
God, existence of
  1. Creation Or Evolution: Does It Really Matter What You Believe? (l) - Why has evolution become so widely accepted, and why has the Bible come to be viewed with such hostility? What has changed?
  2. The Scientific Evidence: In the Eye of the Beholder (l) - Ever since the creation of the world (God's) eternal power and divine nature, invisible though they are, have been understood and seen through the things he has made" (Romans 1:20)
  3. Asking the Crucial Questions (l) - Evidence of God's existence is available. Let's look at some of the evidence, asking and answering questions so basic to our search for meaning and purpose.
  4. The Beginning of the Universe (l) - Has the universe always existed, or at some definite point in time, did it have a beginning?
  5. Evidence All Around Us (l) - The precision of our universe is not the result of an accident. It is the product of a meticulous Creator and Lawgiver, the universe's Master Watchmaker.
  6. 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.
  7. Considering the Existence of God (l) - If God does exist, and in consequence we are called to another life when this one ends . . . our life then becomes a preparation for eternity.
  8. (l) - Letters from Good News readers, May/June 2001
  9. Is God Real to You? (l) - Did you know that you can prove whether there really is a God?
  10. 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?
God, facts about
  1. 10 Things You Should Know About God (l) - Let's briefly look at 10 major attributes and qualities of God that His Word teaches
God, faith in
  1. How Jacob Became Abraham's Heir (l) - Isaac passed on the key covenant promises to Jacob: "May God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and numerous, that you may be a company of peoples. May he give to you the blessing of Abraham, to you and to your offspring with you, so that you may take possession of the land where you now live as an alien-land that God gave to Abraham" (Genesis 28:3-4, NRSV).
  2. How Can You Counter a Degenerating Culture? (l) - You are probably disturbed by many of the values of the culture around you - and with good reason. How can we counter the degrading influence of much of popular culture?
God, family of
  1. The Mission and Responsibility of the Church (l) - The Church plays many roles in the bringing of salvation to the world. It stands as "the light of the world". It is the "household" or "family of God". It is the "mother" who nurtures God's sons and daughters. It functions as the "pillar and ground of the truth" in a spiritually confused world (1od". It is the "mother" who nurtures God's sons and daughters. It functions as the "pillar and ground of the truth" in a spiritually confused world.
  2. God's Purpose for Mankind (l) - God's purpose for mankind is to prepare those whom He calls to possess God's Kingdom and become kings and priests reigning with Christ at His return. We believe that the reason for mankind's existence is literally to be born as spirit beings into the family of God
  3. The God Family (booklet1) (l) - Scripture clearly states that there is only one God (Isaiah 46:9; Malachi 2:10; Romans 3:30; James 2:19). Nevertheless, it is evident that the one God comprises more than one Being existing together as a divine family (compare Ephesians 3:14-15) -- of which the human family is a physical type or model.
  4. How You Can Enter the Kingdom (l) - We can turn to God for forgiveness and reconciliation through Jesus Christ and begin to live by the laws of the Kingdom of God as taught by Jesus Christ.
  5. 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.
  6. A Family Relationship (l) - The Kingdom of God ultimately denotes a level of existence to which human beings may be raised through a transformation from flesh to spirit.
  7. How Is God One? (l) - There is only one God, just as there is only one human race -- one extended family descended from Adam of presently about six billion individuals. Just the same, the one divine family -- the family of God -- is open to an unlimited number of members.
  8. Jesus Christ, Our Merciful High Priest (l) - Both the Father and Son are actively involved in fulfilling Their purpose of bringing others into the divine family. It's your destiny. Will you repent and accept this marvelous calling?
  9. The Personal Nature of God (l) - Both the Apostle John and the Apostle Paul describe two individual divine Beings, with Jesus being subject to God the Father.
  10. Understanding God Through Christ (l) - The image of God is what makes man unique among all His physical creation. This is what renders men, women and children truly human.
  11. Answering the Great Mystery: Why Did God Create Man? (l) - Do we have a rendezvous with infinity? Is our ultimate destiny so mind-expanding that the human intellect can hardly grasp its grandeur? What is our purpose on earth? What is our future?
  12. Points to Ponder (bsc3) (l) - Bible study 'points to ponder' about why God created mankind.
  13. 'You Are Gods' (l) - Jesus proclaimed His divine identity. He went on to proclaim that humans too can be part of the God family.
  14. God's Family: the Reason You Were Born (l) - Our becoming children of God is the heart and core of God's great plan for humanity.
God, fear of
  1. How to Gain Godly Knowledge (l) - The source of Godly knowledge, and requirements for understanding it.
  2. 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?
God, feasts of
  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."
God, giving to
  1. The Eighth Commandment: Practice Giving Rather Than Getting (l) - The spiritual intent of the eighth commandment: practice giving rather than getting
God, glory of
  1. The Grandeur of Almighty God (l) - When the prophets of the Old Testament Scriptures and the apostles of the New Testament experienced God, to a man they saw themselves as utterly inadequate in comparison.
God, government of
  1. Beyond Politics (l) - Was there ever a time when people could basically agree on one man to lead them? Yes, there was, but we have to go back over 200 years to find it. Infinitely greater than a thousand Washingtons is the One coming back to this earth, the Creator of life.
  2. Almighty God: Ruler of the Universe (l) - Although the Bible identifies Satan as the "prince of the power of the air" and the ruler of this world, God maintains overall control as "Lord of heaven and earth" (Matthew 11:25). He gives the devil considerable latitude in what he does, but God retains the right and power to intervene.
  3. 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?
  4. Why People Don't Understand the Kingdom of God (l) - The Kingdom of God was a central part of Jesus Christ's message and thus a major theme of the Bible. So why is it so rarely understood, and why isn't it commonly taught today?
God, hearing
  1. Connections (l) - Do you want to "hear" God? We can begin by creating conditions that allow us to hear. For a lot of us that may mean removing the clutter and distractions of our modern world.
God, heirs of
  1. Beyond the Millennium (l) - The Bible describes the Millennium as a fantastic time of peace and productivity. But beyond that time, an even more amazing period awaits!
  2. God's Great Purpose for All Mankind (l) - The unimaginably good news is that every human being will have the chance to enter the family of God, receive divine glory and live forever as the same kind of beings the Father and Christ now are.
God, help from
  1. The Holy Spirit: God's Transforming Power (TL) (l) - None of us can overcome our sins and shortcomings without God's help. Even if we could by our own will alter our actions, only God can change our hearts.
  2. Why We Need the Holy Spirit (l) - Within ourselves we possess neither the power nor the faith to keep our commitment as we should. We desperately need divine power to assist us in fulfilling God's wonderful calling. That strength comes as a gift from God.
God, image of
  1. Understanding God Through Christ (l) - The image of God is what makes man unique among all His physical creation. This is what renders men, women and children truly human.
  2. Man in the Image of God (l) - The image of God imparts special meaning, harmony, intelligence and design to human life. To be human is to be created in the image of God. This is the certain testimony of the Bible!
  3. Jesus Christ: Man and the Image of God (l) - It is the new man (or new woman) who is spiritually in the image of God. The image of God can be renewed in human beings only through the living presence of Jesus Christ in their lives.
God, inspiration of
  1. Why Bible Study Is Necessary for Spiritual Growth (l) - Paul scolded the Corinthian Christians for their unspiritual attitudes and conduct (1 Corinthians 3:1-4). He explained that their problems were caused partly by some of them having too little knowledge of God's ways.
  2. Dual Fulfillment in Bible Prophecy (l) - God inspired many prophecies with dual meanings. They applied as warnings to the Israelites at that time and as warnings to the modern descendants of those same people.
God, invisible
  1. A Close Encounter (l) - The Roman general Pompey entered Jerusalem in the first century B.C.determined to satisfy his curiosity about the worship of the Jewish people. He ascended the Temple Mount to find out the truth behind about reports that the Jewish people had no physical statue or image of God in their most sacred place of worship, the Holy of Holies
God, judgment of
  1. Beyond the Millennium (l) - The Bible describes the Millennium as a fantastic time of peace and productivity. But beyond that time, an even more amazing period awaits!
  2. Did God Create the Devil? (l) - Where did the devil come from? How did such a creature come to be? Did God purposefully create an evil being?
  3. The Good News of a World Set Free (l) - "They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain, for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea" (Isaiah 11:9).
  4. Dual Fulfillment in Bible Prophecy (l) - God inspired many prophecies with dual meanings. They applied as warnings to the Israelites at that time and as warnings to the modern descendants of those same people.
  5. Does Bible Prophecy Matter? (l) - The biblical record of prophecy is long and astoundingly accurate. No human seer could have accurately predicted the remarkable rise and fall of kingdoms, leaders and peoples that we find in the Bible.
  6. Lessons From the Titanic (l) - A lifeboat for humanity.
  7. A God Concerned With Man's Heart (l) - Thoughout the Bible we see that God has always been concerned with human motivations.
God, kingdom of
  1. Beyond Politics (l) - Was there ever a time when people could basically agree on one man to lead them? Yes, there was, but we have to go back over 200 years to find it. Infinitely greater than a thousand Washingtons is the One coming back to this earth, the Creator of life.
  2. Thy Kingdom Come (l) - Jesus Christ instructed His followers to pray, "Thy kingdom come" (King James Version). In its long-term effects this prayer is the most important request a person could make -- asking God the Father that His Kingdom would become a reality. Three of Christ's disciples were given a special preview of the Kingdom of God commonly known as the transfiguration. What does it mean for true Christians today?
  3. What Will the Kingdom of God Mean for You? (l) - In this magazine we often write about what the Bible refers to as the Kingdom of God -- the government Jesus will establish after He returns to earth. But what will the Kingdom of God do for you? Why should you look forward to that period of time? You need to know the answer!
  4. No More Tears (l) - The good news is that your Bible reveals an incredible prophetic promise about a future time when things will be dramatically different from anything that exists now or ever has.
  5. The God Family (booklet1) (l) - Scripture clearly states that there is only one God (Isaiah 46:9; Malachi 2:10; Romans 3:30; James 2:19). Nevertheless, it is evident that the one God comprises more than one Being existing together as a divine family (compare Ephesians 3:14-15) -- of which the human family is a physical type or model.
  6. Other Names For the Kingdom (l) - Although most often called the "kingdom of God," occasionally other terms are used in describing the kingdom.
  7. Other Names for the Kingdom (l) - Although most often called the "Kingdom of God," occasionally other terms are used in describing the Kingdom.
  8. 'Even So, Come, Lord Jesus!' (l) - As King of Kings He will set up God's wonderful, righteous Kingdom. This is the time God's people through the ages have longed and prayed for.
  9. The Good News of a World Set Free (l) - "They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain, for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea" (Isaiah 11:9).
  10. A Family Relationship (l) - The Kingdom of God ultimately denotes a level of existence to which human beings may be raised through a transformation from flesh to spirit.
  11. The King of the Coming Kingdom (l) - The writings of the Hebrew prophets contain many references to the coming of the divinely anointed King. According to prophecy, God will give Jesus Christ an eternal Kingdom in which He will rule over "peoples, nations, and languages".
  12. What Is the Gospel Jesus Christ Taught? (l) - If we are to understand the point of Jesus' teachings, message and mission, we need to be sure we understand the gospel - the good news - that he taught.
  13. 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.
God, knowing
  1. "Know God, Know Peace" (l) - Without God, it's difficult to make things make sense. With God, life has a meaning and purpose that transcends the troubling headlines of today and offers hope and promise for this life and beyond.
  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.
God, knowledge of
  1. Our Window of Opportunity (l) - In our information age we sadly lack the most vital information of all, the knowledge of God. He wants to reveal it to us, but we must be willing to accept it and do some digging ourselves.
  2. Why Bible Study Is Necessary for Spiritual Growth (l) - Paul scolded the Corinthian Christians for their unspiritual attitudes and conduct (1 Corinthians 3:1-4). He explained that their problems were caused partly by some of them having too little knowledge of God's ways.
  3. How Does God Reveal Knowledge? (l) - God Almighty, Creator of all we see, does not leave humankind without guidance and direction. He has put His thoughts into words for our benefit. God has revealed Himself through the vehicle of words.
  4. Stuck With Christ on Golgotha (l) - The thief on the cross came to vital understanding. In being "stuck" with Christ, we come to know Him.
  5. (l) - Basic knowledge and understanding of God's word.
God, likeness of
  1. Glossary (bsc3) (l) - A glossary of the terms used in this Bible study.
God, love of
  1. God's Church Is Like a Loving Mother (l) - By this all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for on another.
  2. Love is the Basis of God's Relationship (l) - God's Word reveals that He listens to us and answers our requests according to His will and our best interests. He wants us to respond to His love.
  3. 'This Is the Love of God...' (l) - How do we show that we love God? Many believe that Jesus Christ came to being a new way to worship God. But what does the Bible say?
God, loving
  1. Love is the Basis of God's Relationship (l) - God's Word reveals that He listens to us and answers our requests according to His will and our best interests. He wants us to respond to His love.
God, mind of
  1. Introduction: Who Is God? (l) - Great as He is, God is not unapproachable. He is not beyond our reach. We can come to know this magnificent Being.
God, names of
  1. God's Many Names Reveal Much About Him (l) - The Bible uses a variety of names for God. He calls things what they are, and He calls Himself what He is.
God, nature of
  1. A God Not Bound by Space and Time (l) - If there is a God, why don't we see, hear or touch Him? It's a simple and fair question. But the answer defies human logic, reasoning and experience.
  2. What About Matthew 28:19? (l) - At baptism, repentant sinners enter into a personal family relationship with God the Father and the Son through the Holy Spirit, thereby receiving the name of God.
  3. The Holy Spirit Is Not a Person (l) - The Holy Spirit is spoken of in many ways that demonstrate that it is not a divine person.
  4. How Is God One? (l) - There is only one God, just as there is only one human race -- one extended family descended from Adam of presently about six billion individuals. Just the same, the one divine family -- the family of God -- is open to an unlimited number of members.
  5. Partaking of the Divine Nature (l) - Everlasting, abundant life in the Kingdom as part of the God family is our ultimate destiny. That is what Christ makes possible (John 10:10). That is why God created us in His image.
  6. God's Nature and Character (l) - In any discussion about who and what God is, we must not lose sight of the most important truth about God -- that God the Father and Jesus Christ the Son are Beings of infinite love. John perfectly summarized Their divine character and nature when he wrote that "God is love" (1 John 4:8,16).
  7. The Personal Nature of God (l) - Both the Apostle John and the Apostle Paul describe two individual divine Beings, with Jesus being subject to God the Father.
  8. God the Father (l) - What does the Bible say about who God the Father is?
God, obedience to
  1. Promises to Abraham (l) - God's enduring righteousness is demonstrated by his faithfulness in fulfilling all the promises He made to the father of the faithful, Abraham.
  2. Must We Obey God's Commandments? (l) - We have a natural tendency to resent having our fleshly desires limited by rules, even God's rules.
  3. How the Bible Helps Cement Broken Relationships (l) - The Bible is the book about relationships. It emphasizes the most important relationship any human being can have -- with God Himself! It shows how reconciliation with God leads to a right restoration of our relationships with other human beings -- marriage partners, friends, fellow church members or fellow employees.
God, oneness of
  1. How Is God One? (l) - There is only one God, just as there is only one human race -- one extended family descended from Adam of presently about six billion individuals. Just the same, the one divine family -- the family of God -- is open to an unlimited number of members.
God, peace with
  1. Atonement: Removal of Sin's Cause and Reconciliation to God (l) - The Day of Atonement symbolizes the reconciliation of God and all humanity.
God, people of
  1. 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?
God, power of
  1. The Mission and Responsibility of the Church (l) - The Church plays many roles in the bringing of salvation to the world. It stands as "the light of the world". It is the "household" or "family of God". It is the "mother" who nurtures God's sons and daughters. It functions as the "pillar and ground of the truth" in a spiritually confused world (1od". It is the "mother" who nurtures God's sons and daughters. It functions as the "pillar and ground of the truth" in a spiritually confused world.
  2. The Gospel of Jesus Christ: Salvation in the Kingdom (l) - The Kingdom of God is attained only through Jesus Christ's central role as the personal Savior of all who would enter that Kingdom.
  3. The Great Counterfeiter (l) - As a deceiver, Satan has no equal. In addition to being the world's greatest con artist, he is also its most accomplished counterfeiter.
  4. The Sovereignty of God (l) - The reason God has not stopped human suffering and anguish on the earth is not because He lacks control over what human beings do.
God, prayer to
  1. God's Sabbath in Today's World (l) - On the seventh day of each week, we should cease from our own work and allow God to work in us, building and nourishing our relationship with our Creator.
God, presence of
  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.
God, proof of
  1. 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?
God, prophet of
  1. Is the World Ready for a Prophet of God? (l) - How old would people expect a prophet to be? How would they expect him to dress? What national background would they expect him to come from? What religion would they expect him to represent? Would they expect him to speak commandingly or with a more mellow tone?
God, reality of
  1. Is God Real to You? (l) - Did you know that you can prove whether there really is a God?
God, reconcile to
  1. The Need for a Redeemer (l) - God denied access to the tree of life to Adam and Eve and their descendants until the promised Seed, the Messiah, would appear and redeem them and permanently reconcile them to God.
God, reconciliation to
  1. The Mission and Responsibility of the Church (l) - The Church plays many roles in the bringing of salvation to the world. It stands as "the light of the world". It is the "household" or "family of God". It is the "mother" who nurtures God's sons and daughters. It functions as the "pillar and ground of the truth" in a spiritually confused world (1od". It is the "mother" who nurtures God's sons and daughters. It functions as the "pillar and ground of the truth" in a spiritually confused world.
  2. The Need for a Redeemer (l) - God denied access to the tree of life to Adam and Eve and their descendants until the promised Seed, the Messiah, would appear and redeem them and permanently reconcile them to God.
  3. 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.
  4. Reconciliation: A Vital Part of Christ's Message (l) - A major theme of Christ's message is reconciliation. But how does reconciliation fit into God's plan for you and me?
  5. 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?
  6. One Gave All (l) - Jesus Christ is the one who gave all to reconcile the world to its Creator.
God, relationship with
  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!
  2. God's Sabbath in Today's World (l) - On the seventh day of each week, we should cease from our own work and allow God to work in us, building and nourishing our relationship with our Creator.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Why Tithe in Today's World? (l) - Does tithing teach timeless principles and lessons even in today's modern world? You need to understand God's perspective on this vital issue.
  6. How the Bible Helps Cement Broken Relationships (l) - The Bible is the book about relationships. It emphasizes the most important relationship any human being can have -- with God Himself! It shows how reconciliation with God leads to a right restoration of our relationships with other human beings -- marriage partners, friends, fellow church members or fellow employees.
  7. Few Have Ever Accepted God's Calling (l) - Man in general has rejected God's truth and the way to true human fulfillment.
  8. God Wants a Relationship With Us (l) - God expresses his desire that we acknowledge and accept him as the Supreme Being. Then He expresses his desire to associate with -- to have a relationship with -- those who accept Him as their God.
  9. Do You Know Your Dad? (l) - A physical father is a type of our spiritual Father. How can we come to understand our spiritual Father better?
  10. The Most Powerful Friend (l) - You can have a friendship with the God of the universe. He will teach, guide and protect you, if you stay close to Him.
  11. Reconciliation: A Vital Part of Christ's Message (l) - A major theme of Christ's message is reconciliation. But how does reconciliation fit into God's plan for you and me?
  12. What Kind of Spirituality Do You Want? (l) - Would you like a type of spirituality that looks good, sounds good and maybe even feels good -- but one that is hypocritical and repugnant to God? Or do you want a genuine relationship with Him based on His terms?
God, reliance on
  1. Seven Principles That Lead to Success (l) - None of us wants to fail and there are things we can do to defeat failure. Following these seven steps can lead you on your journey to success!
God, resentment of
  1. Our Sinful Nature (l) - As human beings, we prefer to do things our own way. As a result we can easily develop, either consciously or unconsciously, resentment toward God's authority over us.
God, robbing
  1. The Eighth Commandment: Practice Giving Rather Than Getting (l) - The spiritual intent of the eighth commandment: practice giving rather than getting
God, seeking
  1. How to Gain Godly Knowledge (l) - The source of Godly knowledge, and requirements for understanding it.
  2. Whose Prayers Does God Hear? (l) - While Americans mourned and prayed for God's comfort and strength, passionate religious extremists offered prayers of thanks for what they saw as a great victory. Whose prayers does God hear?
God, serving
  1. Preparing a People (l) - The Church Jesus built is commissioned not only to feed His sheep, as He commanded, but to prepare these followers for greater works of service to God, their families, their communities and their fellow man. Jesus placed great emphasis on serving others (Matthew 20:26-28).
  2. Faith, Choice and Commitment (l) - God wants us to put obedience to Him and seeking His righteousness and His Kingdom ahead of everything else in this life.
God, sign from
  1. 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?
God, sovereignty of
  1. The Sovereignty of God (l) - The reason God has not stopped human suffering and anguish on the earth is not because He lacks control over what human beings do.
God, spirit of
  1. 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).
God, submit to
  1. How Can We Resist the Devil? (l) - We must actively seek to eliminate Satan's way of thinking and behaving from our lives.
God, surrender to
  1. Repentance: Your First Step (l) - After God calls us, repentance is the starting point in our relationship with Him.
God, time for
  1. Are You Missing Out on A Blessing From God? (l) - Time: It's the one thing you can never recover. Is your life hectic and out of control? It's time you realized that you may be missing out on a special gift from God.
God, trust in
  1. Peering Into the Future (2004) (l) - There are times in world events when God waves His hand over history, and events take place that confound the wise. With the events of recent months I believe we are living in such a time.
God, turning to
  1. Whose Prayers Does God Hear? (l) - While Americans mourned and prayed for God's comfort and strength, passionate religious extremists offered prayers of thanks for what they saw as a great victory. Whose prayers does God hear?
God, under
  1. What Do You Mean, Under God? (l) - You've heard the controversy about "under God" and that the vast majority of Americans are in no mood to even consider removing these words from the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance. But is the United States a nation under God? The words are simple enough, but have you thought about their meaning? What do they mean to God?
God, understanding of
  1. Is The Whole World Deceived? (l) - Satan operates by convincing people that he doesnn't exist and that the only source of information that reveals his motives and methods is little more than a collection of fables that have nothing to do with their lives.
God, wisdom of
  1. Jesus Christ, the Wisdom of God (l) - Paul says that Christ is "the wisdom of God" and that the idea of "Jesus Christ and Him crucified" is "the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages". God's plan provides a way for our sins to be forgiven, but is also designed so we would not choose the way of sin ever again.
God, work of
  1. Why Tithe in Today's World? (l) - Does tithing teach timeless principles and lessons even in today's modern world? You need to understand God's perspective on this vital issue.
God, worship of
  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?
Goddess
  1. How Christian Is Easter? (l) - Soon up to 2 billion people will celebrate one of the world's most popular religious holidays -- Easter. But curiously, the Bible nowhere promotes such an observance. Where did this day come from? How did it become so popular? And is it even Christian?
Godhead
  1. Why Can't Theologians Explain the Trinity Doctrine? (l) - One cannot prove something from the Bible that is not biblical. The Bible is our only reliable source of divine revelation and truth, and the Trinity concept simply is not part of God's revelation to humankind.
  2. Is God a Trinity? (l) - The fact that the word Trinity appears nowhere in the Bible also gives us reason to reflect. We must not cling to long-held religious traditions if they contradict the Scriptures.
Godly knowledge
  1. How to Gain Godly Knowledge (l) - The source of Godly knowledge, and requirements for understanding it.
Godly love
  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. God's Nature and Character (l) - In any discussion about who and what God is, we must not lose sight of the most important truth about God -- that God the Father and Jesus Christ the Son are Beings of infinite love. John perfectly summarized Their divine character and nature when he wrote that "God is love" (1 John 4:8,16).
  3. John: An Apostle of Godly Love (l) - John's Gospel and his three epistles focus on love. In his gospel he refers to himself as that disciple whom Jesus loved.
Godly relationships
  1. The World's Most Wanted (l) - If God is our Father, doesn't it seem like a good idea to build an association with Him like our relationship with our physical father?
Godly sorrow
  1. Godly Sorrow (l) - Are tears merely a waste of water, or can crying have value?
Godly standards
  1. To See or Not to See: That New Horror Film (l) - Have you ever found yourself hanging out with friends who wanted to see a horror film? How can you decide what to do?
Godly wisdom
  1. 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).
Gods, false
  1. From Empire to Exile (l) - How can we find the lost tribes of Israel? We need to look at the general region to which they were exiled and see if a people suddenly appeared in the region with characteristics that link them to the refugees of Israel's northern kingdom.
Going to church
  1. Observing God's Sabbath (l) - Our traditions encourage us to take the time to honor those we respect. But how many will take the time to observe the sacred sabbaths and holy convocations specifically designated in the Scriptures for honoring God?
Golan Heights
  1. Syria in the Crosshairs (l) - World opinion is that Syria appears to have gone one step too far in its deadly game of sponsoring terrorism. The assassination of Rafiq Hariri will have far-reaching consequences for Syria, as well as for the entire Middle East.
  2. Current Events & Trends May/June 2019 (l) - An overview of events and conditions around the world featured in the May/June 2019 issue of Beyond Today.
Gold
  1. Laying Up Treasure (l) - With no signs of the economy improving anytime soon, gold prices are soaring"and many are looking to precious metals to save them from ruin. How do we prepare for financial disaster?
Gold rush
  1. Greater Than Gold (l) - Throughout the ages, gold has had an incredible pulling power. In 1855, it called men across continents and oceans to the gold fields of Otago, New Zealand. Is it possible that there exists something more powerful than gold?
Gold silver bronze iron
  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.
Golden age
  1. Are You Missing Out on Something? (l) - If you're like most people, you have a vague feeling there must be more to life than meets the eye. Discover how you can find that missing ingredient in your life.
Golden jubilee
  1. Introduction: The Throne of Britain (l) - The greatest and most enduring dynasty in world history is showing signs of passing. But will it? To understand the future of the British royal family, we must examine how the monarchy began--and why.
Golden rule
  1. What Are They Thinking of Me? (l) - Making a good first impression is about more than your appearance - it's about giving!
  2. The Golden Rule (l) - Boy Scouts of America was formed because of "one good turn." If we all practiced the Golden Rule, what a wonderful world we would live in.
  3. The Lesson of the Brown Paper Bag (l) - Long ago I learned an important lesson that's stuck with me ever since. And soon the time is coming when the entire world will be blessed as everyone comes to learn that same lesson!
Goldsworthy, Adrian
  1. Poised for Victory! (l) - The list of the qualities of a man at the helm of a Roman army pointed to an even more incredible example of leadership possessed by Jesus Christ, the Captain of our salvation.
Goliath
  1. In the News Apr/Jun 2006 (l) - In the news - April 2006
  2. God, Science and the Bible - Discoveries at Goliath's hometown support accuracy of the Bible (l) - News from the world of science about God and the Bible.
Gonorrhea
  1. Another Apocalyptic Threat to Humankind (l) - Disease epidemics are prophesied in the book of Revelation.
Good and evil
  1. Twilight on the Land (l) - I was 17 when I saw my first vampire film. I laughed till I cried. Today I am 57 and I do not laugh at images and stories of vampires. Today I shudder.
  2. Elohim: The Plurality of God (l) - Throughout Scripture we come back to the reality that God has chosen to express His personal nature in terms of a family relationship. Elohim is the Hebrew word translated "God" in every passage of Genesis 1 as well as in more than 2,000 places throughout the Old Testament.
  3. The Plurality of God (l) - Throughout Scripture we come back to the reality that God has chosen to express His personal nature in terms of a family relationship. Elohim is the Hebrew word translated "God" in every passage of Genesis 1 as well as in more than 2,000 places throughout the Old Testament.
Good character
  1. Does Character Matter? (l) - In a world in which most people take the easy way out, is it worth while to do things differently?
Good deeds
  1. Scorekeeping (l) - Who's keeping score? Does God keep score? Are you winning or losing?
Good employee
  1. Proverbs: A Wise Servant (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
Good example
  1. Uncle Cec -- Where Have You Gone? (l) - Losing someone is difficult, but there is hope.
Good examples
  1. Growing Older Gracefully (l) - Emma was the sweetest lady I knew, and Miles brings warmth and smiles to everyone he comes in contact with. They are the role models I want to follow as I grow older.
Good fight
  1. Mud Buddies (l) - Two friends, one tough race - crossing the finish line with priceless lessons learned.
Good Friday
  1. 'The Son of Man Will Be Three Days and Three Nights in the Heart of the Earth' (l) - Jesus Christ plainly said He would be entombed for three days and three nights. Can this be reconciled with a "Good Friday" crucifixion and burial and an "Easter Sunday" resurrection, which allows for barely a day and a half in the tomb? Or do the Gospels spell out a surprising, simpler solution that fits perfectly with what Jesus foretold?
  2. Jesus Wasn't Crucified on Friday - or Resurrected on Sunday! (l) - How can we fit three days and three nights between a Friday afternoon crucifixion and an Easter Sunday sunrise? The fact is, we can't. So what is the truth about when Jesus was crucified and resurrected?
  3. Centuries-Old Documents Show Evidence for a Wednesday Crucifixion (l) - Did you know there is additional historical evidence for a Wednesday crucifixion?
  4. The Chronology of the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ (l) - Jesus Christ said He would be in the tomb for three days and three nights. What is the biblically accurate chronology of Jesus Christ's crucifixion and resurrection? This time line perfectly accommodates three full nights (Wednesday night, Thursday night and Friday night) and three full daylight periods (Thursday, Friday and Saturday). This is the only time that fits Jesus' own prophecy of how long He would be in the tomb. And fits perfectly with all the details recorded in the Gospels.
  5. The Good Friday Dilemma (l) - Early Christianity became divided over the Passover/Easter Sunday controversy. What are the Biblical proofs? Which should Christians observe?
  6. Did Jesus Fulfill His Prophecy of How Long He Would Be Entombed? (l) - Jesus Christ plainly said He would be entombed for three days and three nights. Can this be reconciled with a "Good Friday" crucifixion and burial and an "Easter Sunday" resurrection, which allows for barely a day and a half in the tomb? Or do the Gospels spell out a solution that fits perfectly with what Jesus foretold?
  7. Good Friday - Easter Sunday: It Doesn't Fit With the Bible! (l) - Jesus Christ said He would be entombed for three days and three nights. Can this be reconciled with a "Good Friday" crucifixion and burial and an "Easter Sunday" resurrection, which allows for barely a day and a half in the tomb? Or do the Gospels spell out a surprising, simpler solution that fits perfectly with what Jesus foretold?
  8. Good Friday -- Easter Sunday (l) - Jesus Christ said He would be entombed for three days and three nights. Can this be reconciled with a late "Good Friday" crucifixion and burial and an early "Easter Sunday" resurrection?
  9. Three days and three nights (l) - The choice of a Sunday date for Easter is based on the assumption that Christ rose from the grave early on a Sunday morning. The popular belief is that Christ was crucified on a Friday and rose on a Sunday. But neither of these suppositions is true. A close reading of the Bible makes that quite clear.
  10. The Resurrection Connection (l) - How did worship of an ancient god and goddess come to be associated with the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ? Although the details are lost in time, a closer look at the ancient mythology surrounding their worship will help us understand how pagan practices have survived in popular Easter customs.
  11. Sign of the Messiah (l) - Mainstream Christian tradition holds that Jesus was crucified on Good Friday and resurrected on Easter Sunday.
  12. The Good Friday-Easter Sunday Question (l) - How do three days and three nights fit between Good Friday and Easter Sunday? Or do they?
  13. Good Friday -- Easter Sunday: It Didn't Happen That Way! (l) - Do you remember when you learned that Santa Claus wasn't real? Guess what? Good Friday and a Sunday resurrection aren't either. Discover the real story from the pages of the Bible itself!
  14. (l) - Questions, opinions, and responses from readers of the Good News magazine; July/August 1997.
Good Friday Easter
  1. Where Do You Get Your Beliefs? (l) - Have you checked up on your religious beliefs to see if they agree with what is said in the Bible?
Good fruit
  1. 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?
Good leadership
  1. Proverbs: The Light Of The King's Face (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
Good life
  1. Live a life of righteousness now (l) - What have we learned about Jesus' parable about Lazarus and the rich man? We discovered the biblical truth about the resurrection of the dead and the fallacy of an immortal soul going to heaven or an ever-burning hell at the time of death.
Good listener
  1. Proverbs: The Heart May Sorrow (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
Good man
  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.
Good name
  1. Family Honor (l) - While our family name is important, it is not the only name that we must honor and protect.
Good neighbor
  1. Being a Good Neighbor to Others (l) - A sincere interest in caring for and serving others is essential to the godly way of life.
Good news
  1. Lincoln: President and Prophet? (l) - President Lincoln wasn't afraid to tell it as he saw it. He felt a deep responsibility to his country. Like Lincoln, we have a responsibility to tell it like it is, and we do.
  2. The Gospel of Hope (l) - The "gospel" means "good news." But what is this message, and why is it good news?
  3. Awaiting the Prince of Peace (l) - We live in a world that seems to grow more insane by the day. Will the madness ever end? If so, how?
  4. First the Good News (l) - The Bible is clear that both bad news and good news lie ahead. Although the world before long will see its darkest days, these storm clouds are the prelude to a wonderful world such as we have never witnessed and can barely imagine.
  5. The Real Gospel of Jesus Christ (l) - Is the gospel a message ABOUT Jesus Christ, or is it the message He brought? You need to understand the real good news of Jesus Christ!
  6. Bad News and Good News (l) - Editorial: bad news and good news
  7. What Is the Gospel? (l) - What is the gospel? Is it the gospel of God? The gospel of Jesus Christ? The gospel about Christ? The gospel of the Kingdom of God? Or some other gospel? Is there more than one gospel? What gospel did Jesus preach? What did He instruct His disciples to teach? What about Paul? Did he teach the same gospel Jesus Christ taught? Or was it different from the gospel God sent through Christ?
  8. God's Judgment: Condemnation or Hope? (l) - The good news is that the judgment of God on man has a better ending than most people think. This good news is revealed in the festivals of God.
Good News changes
  1. More Good News for You! (l) - In our fast-changing world, it's more important than ever that we understand where we're going.
Good News magazine
  1. (l) - Letters from the readers of the Good News Magazine, Jan/Feb. 2005
  2. (l) - Letters from readers of the Good News magazine, May/June 2005.
  3. (l) - Letters from the readers of the Good News magazine. Nov/Dec 2005.
  4. The Church Behind The Good News (l) - What church publishes the Good News magazine?
  5. The Good News: The Story Behind the Magazine (l) - With this edition, The Good News has reached a special milestone - our 100th issue!
  6. How Can You Understand the Rapidly Changing World Scene? (l) - The staff that produces The Good News magazine obviously plays no role in determining either Israeli or American foreign policy. We have no crystal ball to foresee day-to-day or month-to-month occurrences. What we do bring to our readers is basic prophetic insight, based on the Bible, making assessment of significant global events and trends much easier.
  7. Letters From Our Readers - May/June 2012 (l) - Readers of The Good News share their thoughts in the May/June 2012 issue.
  8. Why The Good News Has No Subscription Price (l) - For more than 16 years The Good News has given its readers insight and understanding into how a world of such incredible technological achievement and advances can at the same time be afflicted with seemingly unsolvable age-old problems.
  9. Big News About The Good News (l) - We know that God is working out His plan, and it will come to pass exactly as He sees fit. We look forward to a world and a way of life beyond today.
  10. More Good News With a New Name (l) - With this issue we start a new chapter in the history of this magazine.
  11. A Magazine of Understanding (l) - The Good News: a magazine of understanding.
  12. (l) - Letters from readers of the Good News magazine. July/August 2000.
  13. (l) - Letters from readers of the Good News magazine. March/April 2001
  14. Why 'A Magazine of Understanding'? (l) - Printed as a subtitle on the cover of each issue of The Good News are the words "A Magazine of Understanding." What does The Good News help you understand?
  15. (l) - Letters from readers of the Good News Magazine, Jan/Feb 2003.
  16. (l) - Comments from the readers of the Good News magazine, Mar/Apr 2002.
  17. (l) - Letters from Good News readers, Nov/Dec 2000.
  18. (l) - Letters from the readers of the Good News magazine. January/February 2002.
Good News radio
  1. (l) - Good News/Tomorrow TV & GN Radio Logs for 2004
  2. (l) - Good News/Tomorrow TV & GN Radio Logs Mar/Apr 2004
  3. (l) - January 2004 Good News/Tomorrow TV & GN Radio Logs
Good News TV
  1. (l) - January 2004 Good News/Tomorrow TV & GN Radio Logs
  2. (l) - Good News/Tomorrow TV & GN Radio Logs for 2004
  3. (l) - Good News/Tomorrow TV & GN Radio Logs Mar/Apr 2004
Good of others
  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!
Good Samaritan
  1. The Good Samaritan (l) - "Love, love, love / Love is all you need." So goes a line from a popular song. But what kind of love do we need, and how should we show it?
  2. Dr. Treves and the Elephant Man (l) - Where is your focus? Do you show outward concern for others
  3. Being a Good Neighbor to Others (l) - A sincere interest in caring for and serving others is essential to the godly way of life.
  4. You Can Make a Difference! (l) - Make a difference in the lives of people and actively fulfill an important Christian obligation to help. Do not look away from the needy.
Good shepherd
  1. Take It or Leave It: Reflections on John 10:10 (l) - Every word Jesus spoke when He was on earth was filled with meaning and application. His words in John 10:10 are no exception.
  2. The Good Shepherd of Prophecy (l) - Recently, I had one of those sleepless nights in which I was wide awake, staring into darkness, with seemingly tons of thought pressing on me.
Good turn
  1. The Golden Rule (l) - Boy Scouts of America was formed because of "one good turn." If we all practiced the Golden Rule, what a wonderful world we would live in.
Good works
  1. Just Like Her (l) - There are some people who jump right into our lives and then there are those who enter quietly, but make a great impression.
  2. Goodness: God's Character and Man's Potential (l) - The spiritual fruit of goodness enables sinful man to do good and to be good--good in the truest sense of the word. Goodness, after all, is the essence of God's nature.
  3. 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!
  4. Assistance Programs Offering a Hand Up, Not Just a Handout (l) - In addition to sharing biblical teaching and the hope of the coming Kingdom of God, the publishers of The Good News support practical programs to improve the lives of many.
  5. What is in Your Hand? (l) - What abilities has God given you for Him to work for good in your life?
  6. 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?
  7. Making a Difference, One Step at a Time (l) - When your task appears too big, consider the story of the young man on the beach.
  8. Virtuous Lady of Acts (l) - Some people's performances are so special that they warrant immortal mention in the Bible.
  9. Christianity Isn't For Wimps (l) - Most people today think being a Christian is easy, but the surprising truth is, the real Christianity of the Bible is challenging and difficult. Do you have the courage and conviction to be a real Christian?
  10. "This Is the Will of God" (l) - The Bible lists three specific actions we can do that fulfill the "will of God."
  11. 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).
Goodness
  1. Goodness: God's Character and Man's Potential (l) - The spiritual fruit of goodness enables sinful man to do good and to be good--good in the truest sense of the word. Goodness, after all, is the essence of God's nature.
Google
  1. The Limitations of Technology (l) - A world of science and technology without a core reliance on God creates a bleak existence. As people become dependent on scientific and technical achievements to the exclusion of the true spiritual values, we are in danger of creating a world without God.
Google earth
  1. Archaeology - Just Google It! (l) - An interesting use of technology has emerged in the field of archaeology.
Gorbachev
  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?
Gorbachev, Mikhail
  1. Building Walls or Building Bridges? (l) - Three wise men in their time oversaw the demolition of a wall that lay in their path. Their wisdom echoes the millennial refrain, "This is the way, walk you in it."
Gospel
  1. Why Preach a Gospel With Urgency Today? (l) - The onrush of disturbing national and world conditions challenges the Church to preach the gospel in ever-greater intensity.
  2. Learn, Live and Love the Bible (l) - God's Word discusses several tools we can use to grow spiritually and build our relationship with our Creator. In this second article in a series on tools for spiritual growth, we examine the foundational tool of Bible reading and study.
  3. Signs of the End Times -- Only Possible in Our Day (l) - Every generation has its prophets of doom who claim that the end of the world is right around the corner. Could Jesus return at any time, or must certain events take place prior to His return?
  4. The Gospel of Hope (l) - The "gospel" means "good news." But what is this message, and why is it good news?
  5. 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!
  6. Accept the Challenge (l) - Our greatest challenge for this age is to live as God commands, to proclaim the gospel of the Kingdom of God throughout the entire world, to make disciples in all nations and to care for the disciples God adds to His Church today (Matthew 28:19).
  7. Awaiting the Prince of Peace (l) - We live in a world that seems to grow more insane by the day. Will the madness ever end? If so, how?
  8. The Parable of the Sower and Seed (l) - I've planted many vegetable gardens over the years. The lessons I've learned match what Jesus Christ said about the sowing of the seed of the gospel and what it takes to grow a productive crop. They also teach us what we must do when the words of the Kingdom have been sown into our lives.
  9. More Good News With a New Name (l) - With this issue we start a new chapter in the history of this magazine.
  10. Why Don't People Understand the Kingdom of God? (l) - The Kingdom of God was a central part of Jesus Christ's message and thus a major theme of the Bible. So why is it so rarely understood, and why isn't it commonly taught today?
  11. What Was Jesus' Gospel? (l) - Many fail to realize that the future, world-ruling Kingdom prophesied in so many places in the Old Testament was at the heart of Jesus' message and teaching.
  12. 6. The Gospel of the Kingdom will be Preached in the Entire World (l) - In His major end-time prophecy, Jesus answers the question posed by the disciples: "When will these things be? And what will be the sign of your coming, and of the end of the age?" (Matthew 24:3And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?).
  13. This is the United Church of God (l) - Jesus' message, the gospel of the Kingdom of God, defines the mission of the United Church of God, an International Association. That same message, unaltered and undiluted, clarifies what we stand for in a world filled with a bewildering variety of religious beliefs, customs and opinions.
  14. Does the Bible Describe More Than One Tithe? (l) - How many tithes are mentioned in the Bible? What are the purposes for the tithes described in God's Word?
  15. Three Facets of the Gospel (l) - What God has done, is doing, and will do for us. All three facets are essential.
  16. The Real Gospel of Jesus Christ (l) - Is the gospel a message ABOUT Jesus Christ, or is it the message He brought? You need to understand the real good news of Jesus Christ!
  17. What Is the Gospel? (l) - What is the gospel? Is it the gospel of God? The gospel of Jesus Christ? The gospel about Christ? The gospel of the Kingdom of God? Or some other gospel? Is there more than one gospel? What gospel did Jesus preach? What did He instruct His disciples to teach? What about Paul? Did he teach the same gospel Jesus Christ taught? Or was it different from the gospel God sent through Christ?
  18. The Gospel From Abraham to Paul (l) - Do you understand what the gospel really is? Many have never really comprehended this most important truth.
Gospel accounts
  1. The New Testament: From Oral Testimony to the Written Word (l) - Christ kept His promises that His words would never pass away and that the Holy Spirit would bring everything He had taught the apostles back to their minds for later teaching and accurate recording.
  2. When Was the New Testament Written? (l) - An interview with Professor Theide.
Gospel as a positive message
  1. How Is the Work of God Accomplished Today? (l) - Jesus Christ gave His Church a commission in which each member has a vital part to play. How is that mission being carried out in our modern world?
Gospel message
  1. Are You Missing Out on Something? (l) - If you're like most people, you have a vague feeling there must be more to life than meets the eye. Discover how you can find that missing ingredient in your life.
Gospel of Christ
  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?
Gospel of gthe kingdom
  1. 6. The Gospel of the Kingdom will be Preached in the Entire World (l) - In His major end-time prophecy, Jesus answers the question posed by the disciples: "When will these things be? And what will be the sign of your coming, and of the end of the age?" (Matthew 24:3And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?).
Gospel of Judas
  1. God, Science and the Bible (5/06) (l) - News from the world of science about God and the Bible. May/June 2006
Gospel of peace
  1. How Can We Resist the Devil? (l) - We must actively seek to eliminate Satan's way of thinking and behaving from our lives.
Gospel of the apostles
  1. The Apostles Teach the Same Gospel (l) - A resurrection into the kingdom of God was the gospel of Christ and the apostles.
Gospel of the kingdom
  1. The Gospel of Hope (l) - The "gospel" means "good news." But what is this message, and why is it good news?
  2. The Good News: The Story Behind the Magazine (l) - With this edition, The Good News has reached a special milestone - our 100th issue!
  3. What Was Jesus' Gospel? (l) - Many fail to realize that the future, world-ruling Kingdom prophesied in so many places in the Old Testament was at the heart of Jesus' message and teaching.
  4. The Apostles Teach the Same Gospel (l) - A resurrection into the kingdom of God was the gospel of Christ and the apostles.
  5. Where Does the Story Begin? (l) - When did God begin revealing information about His kingdom to mankind?
  6. Summary (l) - Our world is dominated by the great deceiver, Satan the devil. In the meantime, "this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations.
  7. The Gospel Jesus Taught (l) - The events at Christ's return and the establishment of the kingdom of God.
  8. Shocking Teachings of Jesus - The Kingdom of God (l) - Many think the gospel message is solely about Jesus as Savior. But this is untrue. Do you understand the biblical truth about the gospel?
  9. Are You Missing Out on Something? (l) - If you're like most people, you have a vague feeling there must be more to life than meets the eye. Discover how you can find that missing ingredient in your life.
  10. What is the Gospel of the Kingdom? (l) - The Surprising sayings of Jesus Christ.
  11. How Is the Work of God Accomplished Today? (l) - Jesus Christ gave His Church a commission in which each member has a vital part to play. How is that mission being carried out in our modern world?
  12. What Is the Gospel Jesus Christ Taught? (l) - If we are to understand the point of Jesus' teachings, message and mission, we need to be sure we understand the gospel - the good news - that he taught.
Gospel preaching
  1. Lessons From the Prophets on Preaching the Gospel (l) - Do we tend to sit back and expect others to do God's work? Or are we eagerly involved?
Gospel, a different
  1. The Great Counterfeiter (l) - As a deceiver, Satan has no equal. In addition to being the world's greatest con artist, he is also its most accomplished counterfeiter.
Gospel, ancient
  1. Where Does the Story Begin? (l) - When did God begin revealing information about His kingdom to mankind?
Gospel, meaning of the word
  1. Where Does the Story Begin? (l) - When did God begin revealing information about His kingdom to mankind?
Gospel, origin of the
  1. Where Does the Story Begin? (l) - When did God begin revealing information about His kingdom to mankind?
Gospel, preaching the
  1. How Is the Work of the Church Supported? (l) - Christ has commissioned His church to carry on the work He started. God's tithe funds that effort. As Christians, we are called to be coworkers with Christ.
  2. Jesus Christ's Unfinished Business (l) - Christ's apostles looked forward to a time when the laws of God will be widely taught by Christ the Master Teacher and everyone will live by them.
Gospel, true
  1. What the World Tomorrow Will Be Like (l) - Are you tired of bad news? Do you grieve over the never-ending cycle of mayhem and madness assaulting you daily through the TV, the Internet and the print media, to say nothing of the trying events of your life and the lives of loved ones? Well, here is some good news! The world is about to change dramatically--for the better!
Gospels
  1. Can We Believe the Gospels? (l) - This issue of Beyond Today addresses the question of whether Jesus Christ really existed, how do the Gospels stack up with verifiable history and what we know from archaeology?
  2. Are There Different Gospels? (l) - Different terms describe the same gospel. They simply emphasize different aspects of the same wonderful message.
  3. The Kingdom in the Gospels (l) - Usage of "Kingdom of God" in the four Gospel accounts.
  4. (l) - Basic knowledge and understanding of God's word.
Gospels, authentic
  1. Jesus Christ: Do We Have the Real Story? (l) - Do we have the complete story of Jesus Christ's life and death? For centuries alternative ideas have circulated as to whether Jesus was who the Gospels say He was. The Da Vinci Code, a hugely popular best-selling book, dramatizes one of these stories. What is the truth? Can we know for sure?
Gospels, lost
  1. Jesus Christ: Do We Have the Real Story? (l) - Do we have the complete story of Jesus Christ's life and death? For centuries alternative ideas have circulated as to whether Jesus was who the Gospels say He was. The Da Vinci Code, a hugely popular best-selling book, dramatizes one of these stories. What is the truth? Can we know for sure?
Gospels, multiple books of the
  1. (l) - Questions and answers represent issues of interest to young people who want sound biblical advice.
Gospels, other
  1. The Rest of the Story? (l) - Do we have the complete story of Jesus Christ's life and death? For centuries alternative ideas have circulated as to whether Christ was who the Gospels say He was. Did the early Church suppress more than 80 alternative gospel accounts of Christ's life? Now a best-selling book popularizes one of these stories. What is the truth? Can we be sure we have the rest of the story?
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?
  2. Go Ahead, Rock the Boat (l) - We all know the old saying, "Don't rock the boat." But there are cases where this is neither helpful nor correct.
  3. Tool of the Devil (l) - "Be sober; be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour" (1 Peter 5:8).
  4. Many Words (l) - Language is a useful tool for communicating, but used in the wrong way it can become useless or damaging.
  5. Telling Tales (l) - What we say and do, no matter how sweetly, can still hurt.
  6. Listening--A Lost Art? (l) - Improving our listening skills can improve our relationships as well.
  7. My Name Is Gossip (l) - Words impact us either positively or negatively. "THINK" before you speak.
  8. Is It Ok To Have Secrets? (l) - Everybody has secrets, and the Bible tells us that this is okay, especially when it comes to private matters and confidences that others share with us
Goth
  1. God, Goths and Emos (l) - When the culture is so clueless and corrupt, the call of countercultures is great. But there's a counterculture nearly everyone has overlooked.
Gothic
  1. Questions and Answers - Jul/Sep 2003 (l) - Questions and answers on issues of interest to young people who want sound biblical advice.
Gothic subculture
  1. The Rise of the Goths and the Emos (l) - The 1979 "Bela Lugosi's Dead" was inspiration for the budding gothic subculture.
Government
  1. Good Government: The Best Is Yet to Come (l) - Much of history is a chronology of failed governments. While at times governments have shown potential for great strides in bettering people's lives, still humanity aches for good government--and it is coming!
  2. The Four Components of Government (l) - Government comprises four fundamental elements: a ruler, subjects, territory and laws.
  3. How Will God's Government on Earth Be Different? (l) - To better understand the difference between ordinary human governments and Christ's government, let's notice what Bible prophecy reveals about that coming government.
  4. Will a New Leader Solve Our Problems? (l) - Why, after political leaders have promised for years to fix certain problems, are those obstacles still with us? Why, when so many hope and strive for positive change, does it remain tantalizingly out of reach?
  5. In Search of Superman (l) - Generations have thrilled to the exploits of Superman, the comic book hero who rescues people from evil. Couldn't our world use a real Superman about now?
  6. Refreshing News: God's Government Is Coming! (l) - After thousands of years of abuse, corruption and misrule, finally there will be a government that is always for the people--truly serving with everyone's best interest in mind. Part three of a series.
  7. Good Government and Politics (l) - Is it possible to have good government in a world of selfishness, cheating and lies?
  8. 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!
  9. The New World Disorder: Where Is It Taking Us? (l) - Why does the world seem to be crumbling into chaos? Can we restrain the forces of anarchy? Is it possible to right the course of our severely straying civilization and solve our problems? Sadly, we seem to have no comprehension of the unseen spiritual forces arrayed against us, and we either reject or ignore the God who offers the only viable solutions to the enormous problems afflicting our troubled age.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. What's Wrong With Our Governments? (l) - Democratic societies fervently promote their favorite candidates at election time yet are almost always disappointed when they fail to come through on their promises. Why does it seem this never changes? What's the fundamental problem with human government?
  13. The Grim Dilemma of Government Leadership (l) - The present financial crisis has handed members of the world press a field day. Most current affairs journalists are having a go at both America and Europe"decrying the lack of political leadership. Why are we in this monetary mess, and what does God require of our leaders?
  14. Corruption and Despotism Cry Out for the Coming Kingdom of God (l) - Demonstrations and riots across North Africa and the Middle East highlight the corruption, nepotism and oppression that's common throughout the world. Only the coming Kingdom of God can change this!
  15. Whom Would Jesus Vote For? (l) - Conservative, liberal, third party, Tea Party or write-in candidate - which would Jesus support? Which should you?
  16. The Continuous March of Folly (l) - Human lust for power seems to be a prime cause of misgovernment within leaders -- the will of one person to exert rule over others, no matter what form that may take.
  17. America's Deep Government Division (l) - Why is there such a great political divide in the United States and in other nations? What does this have to do with human rule in general and the future of government?
  18. The Problem With Human Government (l) - Every form of human government has failed to some extent -- though obviously some more spectacularly than others. Clearly human government has its problems. But why? What's at the heart of it all?
  19. Why Is the Perfect Government So Elusive? (l) - The search for the best government has occupied mankind for thousands of years. And still, no one would ever call any of the systems in place today ideal.
  20. Are There Different Gospels? (l) - Different terms describe the same gospel. They simply emphasize different aspects of the same wonderful message.
  21. When Respect Is Gone, Rebellion Prevails (l) - We must learn to practice honor and respect for those in authority -- even if we disagree with them.
  22. Moral Leadership: Does It Really Matter? (l) - America has been led into an acceleration of its moral decline.
  23. Best Government in Existence? (l) - Is the U.S. form of government,"the best existing, or the best that ever did exist?" Does its system of checks and balances produce strength or-contentiousness?
  24. Corruption: A Way of Life for Much of the World (l) - Writing of her childhood in Africa, Alexandra Fuller, remembered the land reforms that took place in many African nations following independence from European colonialism.
  25. A Walk In the Snow: Character Counts In a Nation's Leaders (l) - One man's walk in the snow on behalf of his nation.
  26. Patriotism: The Good, the Bad and the Biblical (l) - God's people have dual citizenship. It is noble and right to be patriotic toward our earthly nation, but we also should have a higher and more fervent patriotism for our heavenly Kingdom, which will be established on earth at the return of Christ. He tells us to "seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness" (Matthew 6:33).
  27. Dictatorships: Why Are They So Common? (l) - As the U.S. and Britain defied much of world opinion to overthrow an entrenched dictator in Iraq, a question logically arose: Why is it that so many countries seem to naturally embrace dictatorship?
  28. Will Democracy Work in the Middle East? (l) - President Bush recently declared America's commitment to democracy in the Middle East. But democracy there and in other regions has not had much success. There are solid reasons for this failure.
  29. The Scourge of Corruption (l) - What does the Bible tell us about corruption and its causes and consequences?
  30. Wrestling With God: A Political and Moral Dilemma (l) - The founding father envisioned a nation rooted in biblical values. What lies ahead if its roots are destroyed?
  31. Neither Shall They Learn War Anymore (l) - Will humanity ever find a way to settle its differences without resorting to the violence of war?
  32. What's Wrong With Our Governments? 1999 (l) - Why do so many problems seem to defy solution? Why isn't government effective at preventing and solving our long-lasting problems?
Government ant-God
  1. America's War on God (l) - More evident than America's war on terror is a concerted effort to push God and His laws of morality out of the country's civic and personal life. Are you alert to the fight being waged? What side do you come down on?
Government anti-God
  1. Government and the Gay Agenda (l) - Make no mistake -- sin is sin, and God's Word condemns all forms of sexual sin, including adultery, fornication and pornography. But what is especially shocking in modern society's war against God is how homosexual activity has gone from something practiced behind closed doors to being advocated by government and flaunted in Main Street parades. Does anyone care how God views this?
Government control
  1. What Could America and Britain Learn From Rome's Fall? (l) - The fall of Rome is one of the most important and world-shaping events in history. But it provides more than an interesting study of the past. It also holds many important lessons for the Western world today.
Government corruption
  1. The World Is Watching Nigerian Elections (l) - What happens in Nigeria, the world's sixth largest producer of oil, is of strategic interest to a host of nations. Internal issues also make the country a target for terrorist recruiting and a possible new front in the war on terror. These factors have the world's powers watching the April presidential election closely.
  2. Ghana at 50 (l) - Fifty years ago, on March 6, 1957, Ghana became the first independent black African nation. Expectations were high. What followed was decades of corruption, political instability and economic collapse. Today Ghana is finally on the road to recovery.
  3. Tragedy from Corruption & Triumph from Sacrifice (l) - God notices how we handle tempting situations.
  4. God's Coming Kingdom: An Investment in Mankind's Future (l) - After our recent move to live in Africa, I've come to see that at times the heart of a country's problems lie in the hearts of its leaders. Yet a time is coming when leaders will not have corrupt hearts.
  5. Morality in Government: A Worldwide Crisis (l) - What's at the heart and core of governmental problems? More important, what can we do about them?
Government debt
  1. Laying Up Treasure (l) - With no signs of the economy improving anytime soon, gold prices are soaring"and many are looking to precious metals to save them from ruin. How do we prepare for financial disaster?
Government in Africa
  1. Africa: Still the Heart of Darkness? (l) - Why is Africa, an enormous continent blessed with great wealth, plagued with such pervasive problems? When will it find solutions?
Government leaders
  1. A Real King Who Will Rescue Humanity (l) - Why does it seem that our governments are helpless in the face of widespread problems -- or can actually become the cause of even more problems?
Government leadership
  1. Morality in Government: A Worldwide Crisis (l) - What's at the heart and core of governmental problems? More important, what can we do about them?
Government of Jesus
  1. Would Americans Choose Jesus Christ as President? (l) - If Jesus Christ were running for president, would the American people elect Him to the highest office in the land? What kind of leader would He be? What platform and constitution would He adopt?
Government overhead
  1. America's Famous Optimism Sorely Tested (l) - The May 2011 edition of The American Spectator asked this question of nine insightful observers: "Is America in Decline?" Only two responded with an unqualified yes. The majority felt that the United States would pull through its well-known present difficulties and maintain its standing as the world's preeminent nation.
Government shutdown
  1. Washington's Budget Impasse: the Overlooked Significance (l) - The vast majority of commentators decried the government shutdown and warned of dire consequences.
Government, divine
  1. Could Jesus Christ Be Elected President? (l) - As the United States enters the final weeks of a hotly contested presidential election campaign, this is a good time to ask a crucial question: Could Jesus Christ be elected president?
Government, human
  1. The World Beyond Today: What Lies in Store? (l) - "The world has never had it so good." This is how one prominent editor and writer described the current human condition in a recent editorial. Is he right, or should we be looking beyond today's world for a fabulous utopian age long foretold in the pages of the Bible?
Government, problems with
  1. What's Wrong With Our Governments? 1999 (l) - Why do so many problems seem to defy solution? Why isn't government effective at preventing and solving our long-lasting problems?
  2. Will A New Leader Solve Our Problems? (l) - Why after the political leaders perennial promises to fix all our problems, are the obstacles still with us? Why when so many hope and labor for positive change, does it remain tantalizingly out of reach?
Government, righteous
  1. What Will Christ's Reign Be Like? (l) - The Bible makes it clear that Jesus Christ will return to the earth as King and Messiah. But how will He rule? Does Bible prophecy give us descriptions of His reign?
Governmental disorder
  1. Disappointment and Disorder: the Middle East a Prime Example (l) - End-time events continue to escalate. The trends of our time regress steadily from bad to worse. Yet another decade of pronounced world disorder seems inevitable.
Governments
  1. The First Superpower (l) - Shortly after the Flood, God divided the earth among the families of Noah (Genesis 10:32These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their nations: and by these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood.).
GPS
  1. Getting Lost... With a GPS? (l) - A recent poll in Britain indicates that 52 percent of drivers ages 18 to 24 used Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite navigation, while only 28 percent of those over 65 used a GPS.
Grace
  1. Is God's Grace an Unconditional Guarantee of Salvation? (l) - How can God love us unconditionally and then require conditions we must meet to have a relationship with Him?
  2. Repentance, Penance and Grace (l) - God is pleased with repentance but not penance. Penance implies that we must pay for our own sins.
  3. What Did Jesus Teach About Sin? (l) - Jesus taught that actions that led to sins were to be stopped.
  4. 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!
  5. What Was the Purpose of Christ's Death? (l) - Millions of Christians believe that Jesus Christ died for them. But do they really know why? Why was Jesus Christ's death really necessary?
  6. Is Saving Grace the Only Grace? (l) - Many Protestant churches teach a doctrine of grace that is not only too narrow -- it is largely wrong!
  7. 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?
  8. The Grace of Rahab (l) - Often we feel as if there is nothing that we can do, that anything we might do is too insignificant to count, but one person can change things in a big way.
  9. God's Investment (l) - Can we earn our salvation?
  10. 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!
  11. 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.
  12. 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!
  13. 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.
  14. Grace and Law: Why Are They Inseparable? (l) - The word grace is regularly used by some religious people as if it replaces all need to obey God's law. That conclusion is not only inaccurate, it is also diabolical!
  15. Does God Set Conditions on His Gift of Eternal Life? (l) - Can we do things -- or not do things -- that will disqualify us from receiving the gift of eternal life?
  16. Grace, Works and Obedience (l) - Some are confused because Jesus clearly expects us to produce fruit.
  17. Grace, Faith and Law (l) - Obedience and works related to God's work within us.
  18. Jesus Christ, Our Merciful High Priest (l) - Both the Father and Son are actively involved in fulfilling Their purpose of bringing others into the divine family. It's your destiny. Will you repent and accept this marvelous calling?
  19. Grace: How God Interacts With Us (l) - God's attitude and approach of loving care and concern-even correction for us is summed up in the term grace.
  20. God's Grace and Forgiveness (l) - Forgiveness carries with it obligations. It is not license to sin.
  21. The Holy Spirit (l) - What I learned about grace from a friend long ago helped transform my life. It can do the same for you!
  22. Three Strikes and You're Out - or Are You? (l) - Our battle with sin is something like the battle of the batter at the plate. We need to stay in training for the victory God promises us.
Grace and works
  1. Work to Say Thanks (l) - Sometimes the best gifts are those that are unexpected and undeserved.
Grace of God
  1. Are There Different Gospels? (l) - Different terms describe the same gospel. They simply emphasize different aspects of the same wonderful message.
Grandchildren
  1. A Grandchild to Bring You Joy (l) - One of the happier blessings of growing older, is the arrival of grandchildren. The bond and love you feel is truly a reward.
  2. So--You're a Grandparent (l) - Being a grandparent is a great blessing, but it can be more challenging these days to really connect with your grandchildren. What can you do to make the most of the times you do have with them?
Grandmother
  1. A Halloween Story (l) - Following is an imaginary dialogue on the reasons responsible people might wonder whether they should participate in the customs, and don the costumes, of Halloween.
Grandmothering
  1. Mother to Grandmother (l) - During our lifetime, we have many opportunities to experience wondrous events, such as the birth of children and grandchildren. The love we feel for them seems at times to be overwhelming. Is this what God experiences when a new child is added to His spiritual Family?
Grandparenting
  1. A Grandchild to Bring You Joy (l) - One of the happier blessings of growing older, is the arrival of grandchildren. The bond and love you feel is truly a reward.
  2. So--You're a Grandparent (l) - Being a grandparent is a great blessing, but it can be more challenging these days to really connect with your grandchildren. What can you do to make the most of the times you do have with them?
  3. World News Review Sep/Oct 2001 (l) - World news review. September/October 2001.
Grandparents
  1. What Grandparents Offer (l) - How can you make the most of this special relationship?
  2. Grandparents Who Are Grand (l) - Grandparents raising their grandchildren for different reasons is on the rise. I call them heroes because they are sacrificing to give their grandchildren the best opportunities they can.
  3. 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?
  4. Grandparents (l) - Families are made up of different generations. Grandparents have a strong role in the family and here is one example of that love and honor.
  5. Who's Minding Your Grandchildren? (l) - Parents aren't always able to stay home with their children. One option may be the children's grandparents. Here is one woman's experience with her own grandchildren.
Grass
  1. One Leaf of Grass (l) - Fascination with a single blade of grass led to contemplating the wonder of it all.
Grateful
  1. Say Thanks and Say It Often! (l) - Too often we do not take the time to thank others for their kindness. Let's remember and appreciate those who make an extra effort to help us.
Gratefulness
  1. Follow Me - Lepers All Were We (l) - When Jesus healed a group of lepers, outcast and despairing, only one returned in thankfulness. This story has much to say about our own lives.
Gratitude
  1. Life Lessons of a Truck Driver's Family (l) - When the family breadwinner is on the road for as many as 20 days at a stretch, those at home need to keep a positive outlook. A wife of a truck driver shares spiritual insights of their life's journey.
  2. Giving, Receiving and Gratitude (l) - Sometimes we are surprised by what influences us in our lives and what can really put us in awe.
  3. 5 Keys to a Happy Marriage (l) - The institution of marriage has never been more under attack. About half of all newly married couples end up in divorce. Are there keys that can open the door to a happy or happier marriage?
  4. Thanksgiving Day, Not "Be Thankful" Day (l) - Americans celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday every November. Perhaps this is the appropriate season to wonder if there is a difference between being thankful and giving thanks
  5. Thanksgiving: A Timeless Lesson (l) - Are we aware of the true source of blessings and wealth?
  6. Thanksgiving Day: More Than Just Being Thankful (l) - Americans celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday every November. Perhaps this is the appropriate season to wonder if there is a difference between being thankful and giving thanks.
Grave
  1. Where Is the Grave? (l) - From the beginning of time, man has wondered what will happen once he departs this life. Is a physical body necessary? Where does a person go after death? There is a spiritual dimension most people miss, which is an integral part of God's Plan for building His Family.
  2. Jesus Christ and Biblical Writers Compare Death to Sleep (l) - The plain teaching of the Bible is that the dead are unconscious, waiting in the grave. They are, as Jesus and Paul put it, sleeping. They will not awake until the resurrection.
  3. The Biblical View of 'Hell' (l) - The Biblical view of 'hell'.
  4. The Resurrections of the Dead (l) - The Bible speaks often of the resurrection of the dead. But what is the purpose of the dead being raised if people go to heaven or hell at death, as many believe?
  5. Who Will Go to Hell? (l) - What is hell? In the Bible the word hell is mentioned 54 times. It is translated from four different words. The only one in the Old Testament -- sheol in the Hebrew -- and one in the New Testament -- hades in Greek -- have the meaning of the grave, a pit or the abode of the dead. Sheol is the only word in the Old Testament from which hell is translated in the King James Version of the Bible. It is translated "hell" 31 times. Hades is translated "hell" 10 times in the New Testament.
Great day
  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.
Great depression
  1. Lessons From Survivors of The Great Depression (l) - What is it like to live when goods are scarce? What does it mean to be in want? What lessons can we learn from those who have been through tough times?
Great disappointment
  1. Are You Preparing for Christ's Return? (l) - Jesus Christ's second coming can't be just a notion of a fantasy future. You must prepare spiritually for this real event!
  2. The Great Disappointment (l) - In American history it's known as "The Great Disappointment." In 1844 tens of thousands of people thought that Jesus Christ was returning to the earth in visible glory. Jesus didn't arrive and thousands were left disillusioned. Over the years many have proclaimed Christ's return. Does the Bible teach that Jesus is coming back to this earth?
Great light
  1. A Great Light Has Shined (l) - The great question is not whether a great light has shined, but whether we have embraced, internalized and, in turn, displayed that light of hope for others.
Great satan
  1. What Are Ahmadinejad's Aims? (l) - What's really behind Iran's nuclear program? Is something much bigger at work, something that becomes clear when we look more deeply into the Iranian president's religious beliefs? And does the Bible provide us with understanding regarding the future of the war-torn Middle East?
Great tribulation
  1. Why Prophecy? (l) - Some people spend too much time digging into Bible prophecy, at times becoming unbalanced. Others say that prophecy has little to do with the practical side of life, so it's not that important. Yet just living in these uncertain times should tell us that we need to understand the real purpose of prophecy.
  2. 'When You See These Things, Know That It Is Near...' (l) - Jesus Christ instructed His followers to watch for a sequence of trends and events that would culminate in His second coming at the end of the present age. Are you attentive to the signs of the times?
  3. Revising Holocaust History (l) - As reported by the Associated Press, Holocaust survivor and historian Randolph Braham stated Jan. 26, 2014, that he was "returning a high state award to Hungary to protest what he says are government efforts to rewrite history and exonerate the country from its role in the Holocaust" (Pablo Gorondi, "Holocaust Historian Returning Award to Hungary.")
  4. "The Horrors of All the Ages": They Didn't See It Coming (l) - One hundred years ago, experienced diplomats and military leaders blundered their way into a deadly globe-spanning catastrophe. Why were they so blind? Are there lessons for us today?
  5. A Great Time of Trouble (l) - The Bible says "there will be great tribulation such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be." Should we be concerned and what, if anything, can we do about it?
  6. What Is the Time of the End? (l) - Ungodly attitudes will prevent the vast majority of humanity from believing God and the biblical warning signs until all havoc breaks loose. Like the people in Noah's time who laughed and mocked his building an ark, the end of this age will come when the overwhelming majority are unprepared.
  7. What Is the "Abomination of Desolation"? (l) - We can learn a great deal about this end-time prophecy of "the abomination of desolation" from the original one Daniel foretold.
  8. Popular Rapture Teachings Obscure Biblical Truth (l) - The most popular and widely-believed version of the rapture theory has Jesus Christ miraculously rescuing His people from an earth on the brink of tribulation. It's a comforting belief, since it offers the promise of peace and safety in heaven while the earth below is immersed in turmoil and destruction.
  9. What did Jesus mean when He said, "This generation will by no means pass away"? (l) - Many are puzzled by Jesus Christ's words, "Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place" (Matthew 24:34Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.).
  10. The Coming "Abomination of Desolation" (l) - Tells of the signs to watch for, signs that indicate Christ's second coming to set up His Kingdom for us.
  11. How Long is the Great Tribulation? (l) - The great tribulation refers to the time of crisis at the close of the age of man.
Great white throne
  1. The Great White Throne Judgment: A Biblical Mystery Explained (l) - The book of Revelation describes a resurrection in which billions will be judged. How will Jesus Christ judge them? Will He consign them to an ever-burning hellfire or instead give them their first real opportunity for salvation?
  2. The Eighth Day: Eternal Life Offered to All (l) - What does God have in mind for those who have never believed in Christ or understood any of God's truth? How does the Creator provide for them in His plan?
Great world
  1. How to Make the World Great Again (l) - The world was once a paradise. But that paradise was dashed, and humanity has suffered ever since. Thankfully, God has a plan to make the world great again -- and you can have a part!
Greatness
  1. How to Make the World Great Again (l) - The world was once a paradise. But that paradise was dashed, and humanity has suffered ever since. Thankfully, God has a plan to make the world great again -- and you can have a part!
  2. "But They Feared God" (What Greatness Is) (l) - Consider the story of two women who became great because of their obedience to God.
Greece
  1. Could a Greek Tragedy Bring Down the Euro? (l) - In the last few weeks the euro has declined in value as fears over Greece's debt problems fueled international speculation. Could Greece's problems lead to the demise of the common European currency?
  2. 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.
  3. Europe's Troubles: Setting the Stage for Prophecy's Fulfillment (l) - In 1933 Winston Churchill chillingly warned, "No one can watch the events which are taking place in Germany without increasing anxiety about what their outcome will be." With an economic crisis now plaguing the eurozone, will Berlin's troubled history repeat itself? What is Germany's destiny? Does Bible prophecy give us any indication of where events in Europe are leading?
  4. Could Greece Wreck Europe and America? (l) - The Associated Press reports that "a disorderly and potentially devastating Greek debt default is looking much less likely.
  5. Greek Exit Imminent? (l) - Will Greece exit the European common currency zone?
  6. Probabilities and Prophecy: Is Europe Heading for a Crash? (l) - From a human standpoint, accurately forecasting geopolitics often proves to be a risky venture. Particularly in today's age of the Internet and globalization, many varying forces pull nations and world leaders in contradictory directions - not to mention the generally unrealized influence of the unseen spirit world (Ephesians 2:1-3; 2 Corinthians 4:3-4).
  7. The Tuatha de Danaan (l) - Brief history of the Tuatha de Danaan.
  8. Daniel Forsees the Kingdom of God (l) - Jesus Christ will replace the kingdoms of this world with the Kingdom His Father will give Him at His return -- the Kingdom of God. This is the good news of Daniel's prophecy and the same good news Jesus preached.
  9. Who's Who in the Empires of the Bible (l) - The Bible mentions a number of kingdoms and empires. This overview will help you understand which played what roles in the history of the Bible -- and in roles yet to come!
  10. Current Events & Trends- July/August 2018 (l) - An overview of events and conditions around the world featured in the July/August 2018 issue of Beyond Today.
Greed
  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?
  2. The Growing Economic Crisis: A Biblical Perspective (l) - The recent turmoil in U.S. financial markets has drawn the attention of the entire world. What's behind the crisis? Where could it lead? A look from a biblical perspective helps us understand.
  3. 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.
  4. Symptoms of America's Cultural Darkness (l) - An incisive article late last year by longtime nationally syndicated American columnist Cal Thomas caught our attention -- titled "Signs of National Decline are Everywhere This Holiday Season" in the Washington Examiner (Dec. 2, 2013) and, at FoxNews.com, "A Prescription for Decline -- Worshipping the False Gods of Prosperity and Money" (Dec. 3).
  5. Greed Is the News of the Day (l) - A warning for American business leaders: Don't give in to the selfish pulls of personal ambition and vanity. Don't look only at the bottom line of profit or stock value as the measure of success.
Greed and holidays
  1. God Condemns Idolatry and Greed (l) - Many people do not realize that popular holidays are negative influences in their lives.
Greek culture
  1. The Feast of Hanukkah: Testimony to Bible Prophecy (l) - The Jewish community worldwide lights candles in celebration of the Hanukkah festival. The dramatic story behind this festival not only shows us God's faithfulness, but also the certain reliability of prophecy!
Greek economy
  1. Greek Exit Imminent? (l) - Will Greece exit the European common currency zone?
Greek empire
  1. Alexander, the Man Who Would Be God (l) - Millions remain fascinated by one of history's most intriguing and successful conquerors. An ancient source sheds new light on his achievements -- and his downfall.
  2. Alexander the Great: The Man Who Would Be God (l) - Millions remain fascinated by one of history's most intriguing and successful conquerors. An ancient source sheds new light on his achievements and his downfall. That ancient source is Bible prophecy!
Greek influence
  1. Greek Philosophy's Influence on the Trinity Doctrine (l) - Many historians and religious scholars, some quoted in this publication, attest to the influence of Greek or Platonic philosophy in the development and acceptance of the Trinity doctrine in the fourth century. But what did such philosophy entail, and how did it come to affect the doctrine of the Trinity?
Greek manuscripts
  1. Bible Integrity (l) - To be wise students of the Bible, we must all consider the origins of the words
Greek origins
  1. Appendix 2: Were the Greeks Israelites? (l) - Here are a few sources to help unveil this question.
Greek philosophy
  1. Greek Philosophy's Influence on the Trinity Doctrine (l) - Many historians and religious scholars, some quoted in this publication, attest to the influence of Greek or Platonic philosophy in the development and acceptance of the Trinity doctrine in the fourth century. But what did such philosophy entail, and how did it come to affect the doctrine of the Trinity?
  2. The History of the Immortal-Soul Teaching (l) - Secular history reveals that the concept of the immortality of the soul is an ancient belief embraced by many pagan religions. But it is not a biblical or apostolic teaching.
Greek sincerity
  1. What Is True Sincerity? (l) - What is true sincerity? Do you have it? Do you need it?
Greek thought
  1. Our War of Worldviews (l) - This war of worldviews has grave implications for all of us, because ultimately it comes down to whose values and standards will guide and govern our lives.
Greek/Israel connections
  1. Appendix 2: Were the Greeks Israelites? (l) - Here are a few sources to help unveil this question.
Greeks in Egypt
  1. Asylum in Egypt (l) - Based on God's prophecies, a few evidently made it back to Judah. But what about Jeremiah, Baruch and the kings daughters? Where did they go?
Green beans
  1. Freedom: The Unfinished Struggle (l) - A decades-long struggle bought freedom for slaves in America. But the struggle from slavery is not over.
Greenhouse effect
  1. Going Green: The Story Behind the Story (l) - Global warming has become a major concern of many environmentalists. Will mankind's efforts to protect our planet be successful?
Greenspan
  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.
Greetings
  1. How to Communicate (l) - Good communication is an important skill to have.
Greider, William
  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.
Grid
  1. In the News... - Jul 2008 (l) - Items in the news - July 2008.
Grief
  1. For Men: Grief, and How to Deal With It (l) - "A time to cry and a time to laugh, a time to grieve and a time to dance" (Ecclesiastes 3:4. When the time comes for grieving, how should Christian men deal with it?
  2. Blessed Are Those Who Mourn (l) - "I walked a mile with Pleasure, she chatted all the way; but left me none the wiser, for all she had to say. I walked a mile with Sorrow and ne'er a word said she; but, oh, the things I learned from her when Sorrow walked with me!" -- Robert Browning Hamilton
  3. Proverbs: The Heart May Sorrow (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  4. Steps in Dealing With Grief (l) - Steps in dealing with grief.
  5. How Can We Help Those Who Are Grieving? (l) - There are practical ways we can help friends and loved ones who are grieving.
  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. Satan's Role in Suffering (l) - Through the spiritual blindness and ignorance Satan has foisted off on the world, he is the instigator of incalculable suffering. He has blinded humanity to the reason for our existence.
  8. A Heart of Flesh (l) - We all want to be there for grieving friends. Having the heart to make the right choice - and knowing practical things to do - can enable us to help our friends through their darkest moments.
  9. Why Did Pamela Die? (l) - God notices, cares, and gives us the help we need when we ask for it.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Too Deep for Tears (l) - Encouraging words for troubling times.
  13. In the Shadow of Death (l) - Don't place a time limit on grief. Some people may be healing well after a year. Some may never heal entirely. How you can help those who have lost loved ones.
  14. Extending Our Hand to the Grieving (l) - We will all come in contact with someone who has lost someone close to them. What's the best thing to say and do? Probably the same things you'd like to hear.
Grieving
  1. How Can We Help Those Who Are Grieving? (l) - There are practical ways we can help friends and loved ones who are grieving.
  2. Extending Our Hand to the Grieving, Part Two (l) - Lessons from grief teach some important lessons for living.
Grooming
  1. What Makes a Woman Beautiful? - Part 2 (l) - True beauty is more than just what you look like.
Growing old
  1. Women: The Young, the Old and the Blessed (l) - There are women who have lived and learned much in their lives -- and count their blessings. Here is a thoughtful, almost poetic, message from one of them.
Growing older
  1. Growing Older Gracefully (l) - Emma was the sweetest lady I knew, and Miles brings warmth and smiles to everyone he comes in contact with. They are the role models I want to follow as I grow older.
Growing up
  1. On Becoming a Man or Woman (l) - Becoming an adult—becoming a man or woman—has always had its challenges. But today the choices are more complex and the challenges more perplexing.
Growth
  1. Overcoming Discouragement (l) - God has guaranteed our success if we put our trust in Him to help us overcome those debilitating feelings of discouragement.
  2. Trees of Righteousness (l) - Trees are a part of our lives. There are few places without them, and they provide us with so much. What can God teach us using trees?
Guaranteed salvation
  1. Is God's Grace an Unconditional Guarantee of Salvation? (l) - How can God love us unconditionally and then require conditions we must meet to have a relationship with Him?
Guard up
  1. Never Let Your Guard Down! (l) - Just as complacency can mean death to the man who hunts the giant Kodiak bear, it can bring on spiritual death to the Christian. Learn the importance of fighting complacency from hearing the true story of Allen Hasselborg.
Guardianship
  1. 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.
Guest room
  1. Was There Really "No Room in the Inn"? (l) - Most have taken for granted Jesus' nativity story as commonly related - that when Joseph and Mary arrived in Bethlehem there was no room in an inn so Mary ended up giving birth to Jesus in a stable. But is this the true account in Scripture? See for yourself!
Guests
  1. 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?
Guidelines
  1. Living Between the Lines (l) - Can you imagine the chaos of driving without lane markers, traffic signals or rules? More frightening, imagine trying to live life like that!
Guilt
  1. The Abortion Controversy (l) - What are the facts about abortion? Is it really murder? What does the Bible say?
  2. 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.
  3. Relax - Guilt Free (l) - There never seems to be enough "day" for the hours of study and work we have to do! If this feels like your life, maybe you're running too fast.
  4. Forgiveness of Sin (l) - How are we forgiven, and where do baptism and Jesus Christ fit in?
  5. The Juggling Act (l) - Working mothers, do you feel guilty?
  6. 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?
  7. 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.
  8. 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...
Guilt and depression
  1. Coping With Depression (l) - What are the causes of depression? How can we overcome it?
Guilt, solution for
  1. What Must I Do? (l) - Their sense of guilt overwhelmed them. Hearing Peter's rebuke, they refelected on the sins that had stained their lives. Indeed, what should they do?
Gulf Coast
  1. In the Aftermath of Katrina: What Can We Learn? (l) - Another major hurricane has slammed into the United States. The devastation has shut down cities and left hundreds of thousands homeless. Is there a spiritual lesson to learn from this tragedy?
Gulf Cooperation Council
  1. World News Review January 2007 (l) - World news review, January 2007.
  2. New Military Might in the Middle East (l) - Nations that initially formed a common market now move to form a common military. It's a logical and necessary step. But what effect will it have on its members and the rest of the world?
Gulf of Mexico
  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.
Guns
  1. Sandy Hook: A Search for Why and What to Do About It (l) - What does this tragedy mean and is there an answer why it happened?


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