"I" - Subject Index

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I am
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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?
  4. 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.
I have a dream
  1. A 45-Year-Old Dream With Shades of Eternity (l) - like Dr. King, we choose to ring a bell of moral clarity in a world that wants to be left alone to go its own way. We choose to ring a bell of warning to awaken those nations that mistakenly interpret the patient mercy of God for the lack of a sure Judgment Day that is coming upon the nations. We rejoice in ringing a bell of freedom's joy that the very real Kingdom of God under Jesus Christ is coming to this earth.
I love you
  1. When "Goodbye" Comes Too Suddenly (l) - Take the opportunity now to tell the ones you care about that you love them.
I'm sorry
  1. Four Words That Can Transform a Troubled Marriage (l) - Four short words can make big improvements in any marriage.
Iberia
  1. Lands of Iberia (l) - The land of Spain and Portugal, it should be mentioned, is also known as the Iberian Peninsula.
Iceland
  1. Can We Control Natural Disasters? (l) - Will it ever be possible for humans to master the forces of nature?
  2. New Temple to Norse Gods in Iceland (l) - Belief in God is waning in most Western countries, along with a general increase in atheism.
Ideals
  1. When Ideology Takes Over (l) - What ideologies dominate your life? Let's explore God's balanced approach.
Ideology
  1. When Ideology Takes Over (l) - What ideologies dominate your life? Let's explore God's balanced approach.
Idolatrous roots
  1. Christians Who Don't Celebrate Easter: What Do They Know? (l) - Easter is the most important holiday for hundreds of millions of believers around the world. Yet thousands of Christians don't observe it. Do they know something that others don't?
Idolatry
  1. A Place Called Megiddo, Part 2 (l) - In last month's article on Megiddo, we raised the question, "How could today's political leaders be deceived by spiritual powers to move armed forces to Jerusalem to fight Christ at His second coming?" Is there something at the site of Megiddo that can lead to an answer?
  2. What Will the Next President Face? (Part 3) (l) - The servants God sent to the kings of Israel and Judah had difficult roles. Their message was not popular, and they were often rejected as irrelevant to those who held power. Only a few of the kings of Judah listened to these men of God. But those kings who heeded the warnings--and the nation they led--experienced relative times of peace and prosperity. What did a good and wise ruler need to do to steer his people into a right path? Let's read on and see...
  3. Jeremiah Offers Us Hope for the Future (l) - One of the purposes of preaching and publishing the true gospel is to spread the certain message that the Bible promises us real hope for the future, in spite of having to cope with the vagaries of today's increasingly chaotic and unstable world.
  4. The Decline and Fall of Nations: A Prophetic Perspective (l) - Ancient Babylon fell in one night after having been "weighed in the balance and found wanting." Can modern empires fall just as quickly? History and the Bible provide an answer.
  5. The Two Women of Revelation (l) - The events described in the second half of the book of Revelation are directly related to the past and future of two symbolic women who are diametrical opposites.
  6. The Second Commandment: What Is God Like? (l) - The Second Commandment goes to the heart of our relationship with our Creator.
  7. From Empire to Exile (l) - How can we find the lost tribes of Israel? We need to look at the general region to which they were exiled and see if a people suddenly appeared in the region with characteristics that link them to the refugees of Israel's northern kingdom.
  8. Questions and Answers - Jul/Aug 2002 (l) - Questions and answers from the Good News magazine on the fourth commandment and biblical inspiration and translation.
  9. 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).
  10. Covetousness is Idolatry (l) - Many don't realize how greed is impeding their spiritual growth and how necessary it to overcome the deadly and deceitful sin of covetousness.
Idolatry and holidays
  1. God Condemns Idolatry and Greed (l) - Many people do not realize that popular holidays are negative influences in their lives.
Idols
  1. The Desensitization of the Modern World through Technology (l) - Do you find yourself unable to get through a day without your phone or other electronic devices
Ignorance
  1. The Cost of Ignorance (l) - Ignorance has a terribly high price tag -- but understanding and overcoming it can really pay off.
Il-Sung, Kim
  1. World News Review August 1999 (l) - World news - August 1999
Illegal immigrants
  1. 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.
Illegal immigration
  1. Has America Lost Its Way? 2010 (l) - Increasingly it seems that the United States cannot solve its problems-whether it be the economy, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, illegal immigration or the Gulf oil spill. Previous generations seemed to know what to do. Has America lost its way?
Illegitement biths
  1. The Rise in Children Born Outside of Marriage (l) - Back in 1992, then-Vice President Dan Quayle was widely ridiculed in the media for denouncing the trend of women having children out of wedlock and taking aim at its affirmation by the TV sitcom Murphy Brown - about a divorced news anchor of that name played by actress Candice Bergen.
Illness
  1. 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.
  2. But You Look So Healthy! (l) - It's not easy to help someone whose problem you don't understand. Here's some information that can help you help people who suffer with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).
Image of God
  1. We Shall See Him as He Is (l) - Our future God-given, immortal bodies will enable us to experience God in fullness once and forever.
  2. Understanding the 'Image of God' (l) - The purpose of human life is indelibly etched into the first chapter of the first book of the Bible, where man is first mentioned: "Then God said, 'Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness'".
  3. 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!
  4. 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?
Images
  1. Questions and Answers - Jul/Aug 2002 (l) - Questions and answers from the Good News magazine on the fourth commandment and biblical inspiration and translation.
Imam mahdi
  1. The Iranian President's Goals For Mankind (l) - The Koran, Islam's holy book, envisions a world in which Islam will eventually dominate the entire globe.
Imbalance of wealth
  1. Shine Sweet Freedom - The Day of Atonement and the Jubilee Year (l) - Is there any way out of the debt spiral? In God's government, there is.
Imitation
  1. Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Taken (l) - Why walk a mile in someone else's moccasins when you can walk in your own?
Immanent
  1. Groping for Meaning and Morality (l) - Man has developed three views, nihilism, humanism & immanence, that attempt to explain the meaning of life without God. These have had an enormous impact on the world and the way people live.
Immanuel
  1. Immanuel - "God Is With Us" (l) - Now the Divine had come to earth clothed in human skin to walk and talk among His own creation and die in their midst.
Immaturity
  1. In the News Jan/Mar 2008 (l) - News of interest to young people. Jan. 2008
Immediate obedience
  1. Timely Lessons from the Life of Hezekiah (l) - God wants us to benefit from the examples He has recorded for us in the Bible. What can we learn from this king who lived so long ago?
Immersion
  1. How Baptism's Meaning and Method Are Related (l) - All biblical examples reveal that baptism was always performed in a body of water large enough and deep enough for immersion.
  2. Baptism: Why Do We Need It? (l) - Baptism is a symbolic burial ceremony -- commanded by Jesus Himself -- through which we accept His death as a sacrifice for our sins.
Immigrants
  1. Jihadist Rhetoric and Reality (l) - As this report indicates, Western nations accept immigrants who can turn against them.
Immigration
  1. Appeasement's Role in the Terror War (l) - Following the July 7 terror bombings in London, many evoked memories of the blitz in World War II. Regrettably, that's not the only analogy with the Second World War that is appropriate.
  2. Appeasement in the Face of Danger: Deadly Parallels (l) - Following the July 7 terror bombings in London, many evoked memories of the blitz in World War II. Regrettably, that's not the only analogy with the Second World War that is appropriate.
  3. Jamestown's Significance for Americans 400 Years On (l) - Four centuries ago the first English settlers arrived in Virginia, establishing a colony that laid a foundation for the future United States of America. What are the lessons of Jamestown 400 years later?
  4. Immigration: How a Foreign Invasion Is Reshaping the West (l) - In the last 50 years, millions of people from the Third World have moved into the Western democracies. Many have contributed to the welfare of these nations, but others lack work skills, proper education and democratic convictions. What will it mean if and when these ever-growing minorities begin to constitute the majority in several key countries?
  5. Has America Lost Its Way? 2010 (l) - Increasingly it seems that the United States cannot solve its problems-whether it be the economy, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, illegal immigration or the Gulf oil spill. Previous generations seemed to know what to do. Has America lost its way?
  6. Nation-states Struggle with Immigration (l) - Week-long nighttime rioting in Stockholm, Sweden, and a surrounding suburb plunged Scandinavia into the chaotic social unrest that has already afflicted a number of other European regions, including France and Greece.
  7. 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.
  8. A Christian Perspective on Immigrants (l) - Christians must recognize that we ourselves are strangers amid Western culture and all human society -- being citizens of a kingdom yet to come.
  9. The Immigration Threat (l) - A flood of immigration without assimilation has led to increased danger from foreigners among Western nations. How should we approach this matter, and what lies ahead?
  10. The Illegal Immigration Crisis - No End in Sight (l) - As debate between those who want secure borders preventing illegal immigration and those who want open borders rages on, the crisis continues to grow.
  11. What's Behind the Growing Culture War? (l) - Powerful, dangerous forces are executing an all-out war in America, as in other Western nations. They are striving relentlessly to transform the culture into something previous generations would never recognize. You need to know not only what is happening and why, but what you can do about it.
  12. Politics Not as Usual! (l) - California and Switzerland may not have much in common. But in October, both had significant elections. A noteworthy contributing factor was the issue of immigration.
Immigration in Africa
  1. World News Review June 2008 (l) - Worle news review for June 2008.
Immigration in Germany
  1. 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.
Immoral persuasion
  1. Countering Media Influence (l) - The pressure to conform is relentless. Everything seems to be against those who want to live in obedience to God. How can we resist?
Immorality
  1. The Cost of Immorality in the War on Terror (l) - Pictures of abuse of Iraqi prisoners of war by American servicemen and servicewomen have shocked the world. What are the implications for America and the war on terror?
  2. A Flood of Immorality (l) - With the kind of leadership America has at the top -- or perhaps we should say that with Americans having chosen this kind of leadership -- it should be no surprise that America (along with the rest of the world) wallows in immoral behavior of every kind.
  3. America: Drastic Changes 70 Years After World War II (l) - As America and the world mark the anniversary of the conclusion of World War II, it's important that we consider the great changes in the United States and other Western nations since the Allied victory 70 years ago.
  4. The Battle Over What You Think (l) - For decades a battle has raged -- a battle not for territory, but for hearts and minds. Whether you realize it or not, you and your loved ones are a target of this battle, and the stakes couldn't be higher!
Immorality, avoiding
  1. Accepting Personal Responsibility (l) - In terms of Christian morality, what are some of our fundamental responsibilities?
Immortal body
  1. Our Final Transformation (l) - If we have God's Spirit, what is our destiny when Jesus returns? A final transformation to glorious, immortal spirit bodies.
Immortal soul
  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.
  2. Beware The Law of Attraction's False Premises and Twisted Logic (l) - The 10 occult teachings of the spirits promoted by the media and the authors of The Law of Attraction.
  3. Is Halloween Harmless? (l) - Every year at Halloween, well-meaning parents dress their children in grotesque and ghoulish costumes. Is Halloween really harmless? Who and what's behind this bizarre holiday?
  4. Can Man Attain Immortality? (l) - The cover of a recent issue of Time magazine astonishingly declares, "2045: The Year Man Becomes Immortal." But the Bible tells a different story about living forever.
  5. The Spirit in Man Is Not an Immortal Soul (l) - The spirit in man is not animate of itself. It is not a spirit entity that consciously lives on when we die.
  6. God's Plan as Revealed Through the Resurrections (l) - Despite common belief, people do not have immortal souls. Rather, God's ultimate purpose for our lives is that we be given eternal life in His family through a resurrection. In fact, the Bible reveals that there is more than one resurrection.
  7. The Biblical Truth About the Immortal Soul (l) - Traditional beliefs about heaven and hell are based on an underlying teaching-that everyone has an immortal soul that must go somewhere after his physical life ends.
  8. Do Some Bible Verses Teach We Have an Immortal Soul? (l) - The Bible confirms that "no one has ascended to heaven but He who came down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man who is in heaven" (John 3:13). Even righteous King David, a man after God's own heart (Acts 13:22), was described by Peter as being "dead and buried" (Acts 2:29), not alive in heaven or some other state or location.
  9. The Spirit in Man (booklet2) (l) - Human beings do have a spiritual component to our makeup. As Job 32:8 says, "There is a spirit in man." And the apostle Paul pointed out, "For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him".
  10. Pre-Christian Belief of an Afterlife in Heaven (l) - Contrary to what many think, God does not promise us we will go to heaven when we die. Instead, Jesus says those who overcome will reign with Him in the coming Kingdom of God to be established on earth at His return (Revelation 3:21; 5:10; 11:15).
  11. Will the Wicked's Torment Last Forever? (l) - The wicked will not be tormented forever, but will go up "into smoke" and perish: "But the wicked shall perish; and the enemies of the LORD, like the splendor of the meadows, shall vanish. Into smoke they shall vanish away" (Psalm 37:20).
  12. Halloween: A Celebration of Evil (l) - Why would anyone celebrate a holiday emphasizing the morbid and macabre? Where did such strange customs originate?
  13. The state of the dead (l) - Let's go back over the second part of Luke 16:22And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;, which states, "The rich man also died and was buried." Let's pause once again to ask a fundamental question. What does the Bible reveal about the state of the dead? "For the living know that they will die; but the dead know nothing...For there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in the grave where you are going" (Ecclesiastes 9:5For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten., Ecclesiastes 9:10Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.).
  14. The truth about the Rich Man and Lazarus (l) - The most common interpretation of Jesus' parable of Lazarus and the rich man is that we all have immortal souls that go to either heaven or hell immediately at death. But does this parable really say that?
  15. The Mystery of Death (l) - Religions contradictory explanations about death. Some teach that people are born with immortal souls; some say people are immortal souls. Many believe that after death the soul is conscious and proceeds to a literal place or condition of bliss or torment. Others teach that upon death the soul is absorbed into a "greater consciousness." Some expect to be reincarnated, coming back to earth as another person or as an animal.
  16. Do Some Bible Verses Teach That We Have an Immortal Soul? (l) - The Bible confirms that "no one has ascended to heaven but He who came down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man who is in heaven" (John 3:13).
  17. 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.
  18. Ancient Pagan Belief in Heaven (l) - Pre-Christian belief concerning heaven.
  19. The Spirit in Man (booklet1) (l) - The spirit in man imparts human intellect to our physical brains. It is what makes people vastly more intelligent than animals.
  20. What is Man? (l) - What is man? Few today have an adequate answer to this enormously significant question.
  21. (l) - Are some of your loved ones writhing in everlasting flames? Could a God of love sentence people to an eternity of agony in hell? Can we reconcile a loving God with such ideas ? Discover the encouraging truth from the pages of your Bible!
  22. What Does the Bible Say About the Immortal Soul? (l) - Many people think the Bible says we have an immortal soul destined, at death, for heaven, hell or purgatory. What does the Bible say?
  23. Where Do We Go From Here? (l) - Editorial: Life after death?
Immortal spirit
  1. The Millennial Reign of Jesus Christ (l) - When Jesus Christ returns to earth He will initiate "the time of universal restoration that God announced long ago through his holy prophets"
Immortality
  1. Jesus Christ's Resurrection: Leading the Way for Others (l) - Why does modern Christianity consistently portray Jesus Christ as dead on the cross? Could it be that many really don't grasp the importance of His resurrection and what it means for us?
  2. Can Man Attain Immortality? (l) - The cover of a recent issue of Time magazine astonishingly declares, "2045: The Year Man Becomes Immortal." But the Bible tells a different story about living forever.
  3. The Everlasting Kingdom of God (l) - What is the Kingdom of God that it should be our highest priority in life?
  4. Did Elijah Go to Heaven? (l) - A careful reading of the Scriptures shows that Elijah's miraculous removal in a fiery chariot involved transporting him to another location in the area, not to eternal life in heaven.
  5. Introduction: The Road to Eternal Life (l) - What the Bible reveals on the vital subject of eternal life.
  6. 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.
  7. God's Plan of Redemption (l) - God's Plan of Redemption
  8. 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.
  9. "It Is Appointed for Men to Die Once" (l) - It is obvious, however, that our bodies weren't designed to last forever. As Hebrews 9:27 tells us, "it is appointed for men to die once ..."
  10. 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.
  11. The Race for Immortality (l) - People want to live forever. Many scientists say that artificial immortality may soon be possible -- but at a great cost to all. Are you ready?
  12. 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?
  13. Seven Reasons Why Jesus Was Born (l) - Why did Jesus have to be born, and to die? Here are seven reasons.
  14. (l) - recommended reading on the subject of eternal life
  15. Can Science Give Us Eternal Life? (l) - Man has made great strides in technology and medicine, raising the hope that human immortality may be just around the corner. How have these advances come about, and what do they mean for you?
  16. What Does the Bible Say About the Immortal Soul? (l) - Many people think the Bible says we have an immortal soul destined, at death, for heaven, hell or purgatory. What does the Bible say?
  17. "All Those in the Tombs Will Hear His Voice' (l) - Jesus made a number of puzzling references to a future resurrection -- puzzling, that is, if we try to reconcile them with the traditional view of heaven and hell.
  18. The Quest for Immortality (l) - The desire to prolong life or find the key to preserving life forever goes back a long way. But the real answer goes back further than even the ancient Chinese or Egyptians.
Immune response
  1. The Odor of Disease (l) - Immune response in the human body during illness can create an identifiable smell.
Immune system
  1. Fewer Allergies Among Amish Farm Kids (l) - A recent study finds that Amish kids raised on farms in northern Indiana have less asthma and allergies even than Swiss youngsters who grow up on farms and who have traditionally been remarkably allergy-free.
  2. Follow a Healthy - and Biblical - Diet (l) - The Bible is a reliable source to dietary information. God, the designer of our bodies, knows what we should eat.
Immunity
  1. Keys to a Long, Healthy Life (l) - Let's consider seven important health principles. Practicing these will help you live a longer and healthier life. These principles are backed by extensive research in the health-care field and by the Bible
Impartial
  1. Hasty Judgments (l) - Are we too quick to judge others? What do we base those judgments on and how does God feel about our judgment of others?
Impartiality
  1. Who Is My Neighbor? (l) - Growing reality of globalization is pushing us together with people we have never dealt with before.
Impeachment
  1. For Such a Time As Now (l) - What is the difference between the holy and the profane? In one sense the things that are holy are those matters which stand the test of time, because they are godly in nature.
Imperial policies
  1. Benjamin Disraeli: Maestro of Empire (l) - In a remarkable coincidence one of the chief architects of the British Empire, Benjamin Disraeli, literally bears the name of Israel. Or is it coincidence? Given what we know about the promises to Jacob's end-time descendants and the timing of the issuance of the physical, materia and national promises to Abraham, the name Disraeli reads more like a providential signpost.
Imperialism
  1. "Islamic Imperialism" - The Commonality in Many of Today's Conflicts (l) - Were the events of Sept. 11 the result of U.S. foreign policy or part of a historic continuum that began with Islamic expansion in the seventh century?
  2. Advocates of British-Israelism (l) - Focusing on the biblical promises, some scholars have undertaken extensive research to advance the knowledge that God's promised blessings to Abraham's descendants have largely been fulfilled in the British and American peoples.
Impersonation of a Christian
  1. The Parable of the Tares: God's Field (l) - I've written about the gardens I used to plant and what I've learned through the many seasons and plantings. Let's consider that God, too, has a garden, a spiritual field -- and what our part is in that.
Importance of family
  1. All Lives Matter (l) - Tension, rioting, shootings, violence and unrest not seen in decades is ratcheting up. What's behind all this division, what's a Christian to think and what's the way forward?
Importance of marriage
  1. Why Marriage Matters (l) - Strong marriages are the "glue" that holds families together-and ultimately civilization itself.
  2. Is Marriage Obsolete? (l) - A survey from the Pew Research Institute reports that 4 out of 10 people in the United States believe that the institution of marriage is obsolete. Are they right? How important is marriage anyway?
  3. Does Marriage Matter? (l) - Marriage is the building block of families. Families are the building blocks of communities. Communities are the building blocks of society. When marriages and families break down, so do communities and ultimately society and civilization as a whole. We've seen this pattern before, and we're witnessing it again as this bedrock of society increasingly crumbles.
Importance of the Bible
  1. Heed These Words of Wisdom! (l) - Some selections of what some of history's greatest figures—presidents, prime ministers, monarchs, scientists and others—have said or written about "the book that changed the world," the Bible.
Important thing
  1. The Most Important Thing (l) - What would you say if someone asked: What one thing would your church want people to come away with?
Important understanding
  1. The Danger of Distraction (l) - In spite of all the information inundating society, most lack the knowledge that's most important.
Impossibility of life
  1. No Excuses (l) - The evidence is mounting that there is only one valid scientific explanation for our existence.
Impression, good
  1. How to Make a Good First Impression (l) - You may have heard the warning, "You never get a second chance to make a good first impression." Here's how to avoid mistakes.
Improving marriage
  1. Revitalize Your Marriage: Here's How! (l) - After the husband and wife say, "I do," they go off into the sunset assuming their marriage will remain as it feels at that moment. But when the honeymoon wears off, they may begin thinking, "Maybe I don't." Why does this happen, and how can we make love last?
  2. How Can You Manage Marriage Stress in Troubling Times? (l) - When half of all marriages break up in some countries, it's obvious that many couples are in trouble. Sadly, the stress seems to be only increasing from many directions. What are the pressures many husbands and wives face today, and what can they do to manage them to be sure their marriages survive?
Impulse buying
  1. Making the Most of Your Dough (l) - In light of the current financial crisis that has deeply affected most of the world, it's time to reassess some underlying philosophies about money. Make sure you understand sound financial principles.
  2. Avoiding Financial Black Holes (l) - Gives advice about spending wisely, and about managing one's income.
In Christ
  1. "Whatever You Ask in My Name" (l) - What does it really mean for us to pray in the name of Jesus Christ?
In God We Trust
  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!
In God's image
  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.
In Jesus' name
  1. "Whatever You Ask in My Name" (l) - What does it really mean for us to pray in the name of Jesus Christ?
In justice
  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?
In the flesh
  1. What the Bible Really Says About Antichrist (l) - With the historical background in mind, and the prophecies made by Daniel and Jesus pointing to a future time that will signal the Great Tribulation, need we be concerned about the Antichrist only in terms of the coming Beast and False Prophet?
In the kingdom
  1. Questions and Answers: I've read from your articles that Jesus Christ will return to establish the Kingdom of God on earth. (l) - Certain verses, like Luke 17:21 and Colossians 1:13, seem to indicate that believers are in the Kingdom now. Could you explain what these verses mean?
Incarnation
  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.
Incense
  1. The Amazing Nose (l) - The human nose can identify many more odors than previously thought.
Incentive
  1. Proverbs: Hunger Satisfied (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
Including others
  1. Micro Messaging and Us (l) - What messages are we knowingly or unwittingly sending that can hurt others?
Income
  1. In the News Jan/Mar 204 (l) - Items in the news. Jan-March 2004
Independent
  1. The Cult of Choice (l) - The choices we make, large and small, define our lives.
India
  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. World News Review July 2005 (l) - World News summary - July 2005.
  3. World News and Trends - Nov/Dec 2005 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Nov/Dec 2005.
  4. Where Are China and India Really Headed? (l) - Western foreign policy increasingly has to take the Asian nations into account. As one astute observer recently put it, "The center of geostrategic gravity has shifted eastwards." So an important question lies before us: Is another Eastern axis power going to emerge on the world scene and dominate all of Asia just as Japan did during the Second World War?
  5. Mumbai Terror Attacks Highlight Global Nature of Threat From Radical Islam (l) - Political correctness is still making it difficult for people in the West to understand fully the seriousness of the threat from radical Islam.
  6. World News and Trends - September/October 2006 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Sept 2006.
  7. International Power Shifts Threaten the Western World (l) - Western global supremacy is definitely on the wane as key Asian nations make significant economic progress while Middle Eastern conflicts trouble the West politically and militarily. We are in desperate need of a biblical compass so we can grasp the tragic implications of how these potentially massive political power shifts will impact the West's way of life.
  8. World News & Trends - November/December 2008 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Nov/Dec 2008
  9. India: A Nation on the Rise (l) - The former "jewel in the crown" of the British Empire, India is one of Asia's great economic success stories. With economic might comes military might. What lies ahead for this country of over a billion people, other nations in the region and the larger world scene?
  10. India and Pakistan at War Again (l) - A potentially more dangerous conflict than Kosovo continues to brew in South Asia.
  11. The India/Pakistan Weapons Conundrum (l) - The more nuclear powers, the more other nations feel it absolutely necessary to develop and add weapons of this nature to their defense arsenals.
  12. World News Review August 1999 (l) - World news - August 1999
  13. Quake in Gujarat- Foretaste of the Future? (l) - Most of us viewed the deadly quake in India from the comfort of our living rooms. What would we do if we had to experience such a disaster? The Indian victims had no warning. We do...
  14. World News Review Jul 2002 (l) - World news review. July 2002.
  15. World News Review July 1999 (l) - World news - July 1999
  16. Staying Alert in a Dangerous World: India and Pakistan (l) - It's supremely important that you keep your finger on the pulse of our age, especailly on the world's recent nuclear developments.
  17. World News Review June 1999 (l) - World news - June 1999
  18. "'Peace, Peace!' When There Is No Peace (l) - After somehow surviving perhaps the bloodiest 100-year period in all of human history, is the peace process finally going to work in the 21st century?
  19. Why Is Everyone Courting India? (l) - Everyone seems to want stronger ties with India. The U.S., Japan and Germany all seek India's favor. Does this signal a change in Asian focus?
  20. World News Review Jun 2002 (l) - World news review. June 2002.
India and China
  1. The Enormous Expansion of Chinese Influence: What Does It Portend? (l) - Recent news reports strongly suggest that China's military, economic and political influence continues to expand aggressively both in Asia and the world at large. What are the long-term implications?
India economy
  1. Prophetic Trends Observed as 2011 Begins (l) - Economics was the force that determined the course of world history--and continues to be a primary force in the drive toward fulfillment of Bible prophecy.
Indiana
  1. 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.
Individual responsibility
  1. Alone with Yourself (l) - Each of us makes the decisions that ultimately shape the courses of our lives.
Indonesia
  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?
  2. Indonesia's Bashir a Lightning Rod (l) - Indonesia is the scene of some of the world's greatest tragedies of modern times. Much more than a region in need of aid, it is rich in history, the largest Muslim nation in the world--and a democracy. The recent release of militant Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Bashir reopened old wounds and may indicate a future direction away from the West.
  3. World News Review November 1999 (l) - World news - Nov 1993
  4. World News Review Jun 2001 (l) - Survey of world news. June 2001.
  5. Another Sea Gate Threatened? (l) - Shipping lanes off Indonesia may seem irrelevant to the West. But at stake is part of an ancient promise to Abraham that his seed would possess the "gates of their enemies."
  6. The View From Down Under (l) - The world looks different from "down under." Recent changes in the region are pressuring Australia to rethink its policies.
  7. World News Review June 1999 (l) - World news - June 1999
  8. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - Mar/Apr 2001 (l) - A brief synopsis of world events. March/April 2001.
Indulgences
  1. Faith: Is It All God Requires for Salvation? (l) - Martin Luther was correct in rejecting Catholic teaching and practice that one could essentially "buy" salvation through donations to the church or physical acts. But his belief in "faith alone" is a serious theological error with lasting impact to this day.
Indulging
  1. You Can Have Anything You Want (l) - In today's world we're taught that if we want it, we can get it. But do we need it or should we have it? And what does God have to say about it?
Inequality
  1. Christianity and Capitalism: Do They Go Together? (l) - Recently Pope Francis slammed capitalism and the free market, advocating redistribution of wealth and other steps to level out incomes between rich and poor. What does the Bible say about Christianity and capitalism?
Infatuation
  1. Just What Is True Love (l) - Are physical attraction and true love the same thing? Many people assume they are. You need to understand what true love is and how you can apply it to your marriage.
  2. Infatuation or Love? (l) - What is love, and what is infatuation? Do you think you know? Before you assume you're in love, you should be sure you know what it is!
  3. What Kind of Love Does Valentine's Day Promote? (l) - What many people call love is actually only infatuation.
  4. What to Do After You Say "I Do" (l) - Marriage can and should be the most fulfilling time of this life. Research shows that married couples live longer than singles. Since nearly half of marriages fail in some countries, it's important to know what to do after you say "I do."
  5. The Truth About Love (l) - A Good News interview with Dr. Pat Love.
  6. Getting to Know Girls (l) - Can any relationship not built on friendship stand the test of time?
  7. The Difference Between Infatuation and Love (l) - In the heady world of male-female relationships, how can one know the difference between love and infatuation?
  8. What's Going on Under the Skin: What Touch Can Trigger (l) - Is it real love, or are you just feeling powerful brain chemicals stoked by the touch of that special someone?
  9. What Is True Love? (l) - Many young couples would say their feelings are true love. But are they? Does the Bible offer guidance to understand what true love really is?
  10. Infatuation and the Human Body (l) - Infatuation is an obsessive focus on one particular person. How does it work from a scientific point of view?
Infections
  1. Are Deadly Infections an Indicator of Worse to Come? (l) - Doctors and hospitals are increasingly sobered by deadly new strains of "superbugs" that are largely invulnerable to today's most potent antibiotics. Is it possible we could we see epidemics of incurable infections?
  2. Common Bacteria Make a Deadly Comeback (l) - Can medical science protect us from bad bugs? Some observers aren't so sure.
Infinity
  1. A Long Time From Now in a Galaxy Far, Far Away... (l) - Science fiction movies portray intelligent life already living on other planets and in other galaxies. Could it be true? If not, then why did God create such a vast universe?
Inflation
  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?
  2. A Note About Inflation (l) - It should be realized that inflating the money supply is actually massive fraud and theft.
  3. 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?
  4. The World's Financial Turmoil: What Are the Root Causes? (l) - Nothing has dominated the news over the last few years like the economic crises still battering many nations. What, fundamentally, is the problem? Let's examine some financial basics from a biblical perspective.
  5. 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.
  6. Why the Massive Decline in America's Prestige? (l) - Is America still "the land of the free and the home of the brave"? For a long time the United States was the envy of the world -- even its enemies paying it grudging respect. This divinely blessed nation used to be the standard by which all other countries were compared. What happened to cause the nation's disturbing fall from such soaring heights?
  7. World News and Trends - Jan/Feb 2003 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. January/February 2003.
Inflation hedge
  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?
Influence of
  1. Do Lyrics Matter? (l) - What goes into your head can affect your thoughts and actions.
Influence of media
  1. Vertical News: Secret Facebook Experiment (l) - Facebook experiment without user knowledge causes controversy.
Influence of Satan
  1. 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).
Influence of the Bible
  1. The Bible: A Blessing to Humanity (l) - The Bible has been of more benefit to humanity than any other book in history.
  2. The Literary Influence of the King James Version (l) - The King James Bible — either directly, from its own translators, or indirectly, as a glass through which we can see its predecessors — has contributed far more to English in the way of idiomatic or quasi-proverbial expressions than any other literary source.
Influence of the world
  1. Are You a Frog in a Pot? (l) - Some people live their lives oblivious to the environment around them. You don't have to, and God doesn't want you to. Here's why.
Information
  1. Dealing With World 2.0 (l) - In today's world you cannot fully censor and control the flow of information.
  2. Information Inundation (l) - Information overload is a common problem for young people today. But it's not due to schoolwork. Rather, it has everything to do with life outside the classroom.
Information explosion
  1. Mass Media and Bible Prophecy (l) - Several amazing biblical passages fortell the shaping of the world at the time of the end by a powerful web of global media.
Information overload
  1. How Can You Deal With Information Overload? (l) - We're often bombarded with information of all kinds from every direction, leaving us stressed, anxious and fatigued. How can we better cope with this ongoing information explosion? How can we sort the helpful from the wasteful?
Information sources
  1. Dangers of Diagnosing with Dr. Wikipedia (l) - A new study finds that patients may be putting too much trust in what they read on the popular website.
  2. Teens and Millennials Wary of Twitter Posts (l) - New research finds that young people are wisely skeptical of Twitter posts as a source of truth.
Information vs knowledge
  1. (l) - We are drowning in information, but starved for knowledge.
Inherit universe
  1. 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!
Inheritance
  1. Can You Break the Cycle of Generational Dysfunction? (l) - Often some of our deepest personal problems are rooted in something we can't control-dysfunctional family behavioral patterns that came before us. But we can control our choices, and each of us can choose life and good things!
  2. The Greatest Inheritance (l) - The Bible describes richness toward God as an inheritance that can be ours. Paul taught the brethren that God wanted to give them "an inheritance among all those who are sanctified" (Acts 20:32).
  3. Why Prophecy? (l) - How prophecy fills in the details of God's wonderful plan for humanity. God, who inspired prophecy, cares for people, that He has designed a logical and realistic master plan for solving the suffering and dilemmas that we cannot resolve on our own.
Inn
  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!
Inner attitudes
  1. Spilled Milk (l) - Attitudes come from the heart. God wants us to cultivate good attitudes and build His character. What happens when the pail we are carrying is bumped by the incidents of everyday life? Are Godly attitudes revealed?
Inner peace
  1. Will We Ever Achieve Peace? (l) - Can our leaders ever negotiate peace? Can we experience it in our personal lives? What will it take for the world to finally know rest?
Innocence
  1. 'Become Like Little Children' (l) - Being a preschool teacher is an opportunity to see the childlike nature God desires of us at work.
Insect epidemic
  1. Current Events & Trends (l) - An overview of events and conditions around the world featured in the March/April 2019 issue of Beyond Today.
Insects, edible
  1. Which Animals Does the Bible Designate as 'Clean' and 'Unclean'? (l) - God reveals which animals-including fish and birds-are suitable and unsuitable for human consumption in Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14. Although the lists aren't exhaustive, He reveals guidelines for recognizing animals that are acceptable for food.
Insecurity
  1. (l) - Today a vital ingredient is sorely missing in our modern lives. We simply are not coping with all the stresses of the age. Our human mechanism -- brain and body -- is breaking down under the strain. The spread of godless secularism has taken a heavy toll on society.
  2. Relying on God in an Uncertain World! (l) - The apostle James also reminds us that we "do not know what will happen tomorrow". His sobering declaration underlines the natural state of our material world. It is an uncertain world.
  3. A Cure for Code Orange (l) - I can't stop living. And, for sure, I can't stop believing that there is a cure for the Code Oranges of this lifetime.
Inspiration
  1. Humanity's Bias Against the Supernatural (l) - One wonders how many nonbelievers in God would remain nonbelievers if they read and studied the Bible and examined the evidence for its accuracy and authenticity.
  2. The Holy Spirit: the power of God (l) - Throughout the Bible the Holy Spirit is spoken of in the Bible as being God's divine power.
  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. Questions and Answers - Jul/Aug 2002 (l) - Questions and answers from the Good News magazine on the fourth commandment and biblical inspiration and translation.
  5. 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?
Instability
  1. Relying on God in an Uncertain World! (l) - The apostle James also reminds us that we "do not know what will happen tomorrow". His sobering declaration underlines the natural state of our material world. It is an uncertain world.
Instant gratification
  1. The Ultimate Purpose of Marriage (l) - Our current age of instant gratification can wreck a marriage. Marriage was designed with a great purpose and goal. Knowing the ultimate purpose for marriage can help you change your marriage for now and forever.
Instant messaging
  1. In the News Apr/June 2007 (l) - News items, April 2007
Instinct
  1. Bird Brains: Brighter Than We Thought (l) - Scientists from Baylor College of Medicine have discovered a unique mechanism that allows pigeons to navigate using the earth's magnetic field.
Instruction
  1. Overcome Obstacles to Instruction (l) - God places a high priority on parents teaching their children. But we may find there are obstacles that hinder our intent to fulfill this duty.
Instruction manual
  1. 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.
Insubordinate, Bible and being
  1. The Bible and Work (l) - Being idle or lazy is not in step with God's expectations of our behavior.
Integity, standards of
  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.
Integrity
  1. Trustworthiness in the Marriage Relationship (l) - A woman once quipped: "Never trust a husband too far or a bachelor too near." Being trustworthy isn't a quality much on the minds of the average person, but it is a crucial element in the marriage relationship.
  2. How "Fair Dinkum" Are You? (l) - Why do you do the things you do? Why do you say the things you say? Are you hiding behind a facade of fears and false values? How real are you?
  3. Fanfare for the Common Man (l) - What concerns me is how few people place a high regard on personal integrity and character.
  4. Manage Your Family Finances the Bible Way (l) - Take a look at some of the sound financial principles the Bible offers us.
Intellect
  1. What's My Purpose Here? (l) - There must be meaning to humanity's mixture of awesome abilities and awful atrocities. What is the ultimate purpose and meaning of your life?
Intellectual bias
  1. The World Turned Upside Down: The Global Battle Over God, Truth and Power (l) - "The basic cause of all this unreason is a steady loss of faith in God. We tell ourselves that religion and reason are incompatible, but in fact the opposite is the case."
Intellectualism
  1. Justify (l) - People often try to justify the wrong things they want to do in their lives. Could we fall into this way of thinking?
Intelligence
  1. Seven Types of Intelligence (l) - You may be smarter than you think. You just need to know what type of "intelligence" is being considered.
  2. Intelligence (l) - Is Intelligence the Most Important Factor for Success?
  3. How to Increase Your Intelligence (l) - Are people just born either smart or dumb? Is there anything you can do about it?
  4. Artificial Intelligence: Building a Better Brain? (l) - Scientists predict astounding advancements in artificial intelligence in the coming years. Can AI help us solve our chronic problems?
Intelligence, emotional
  1. How to Increase Your Intelligence (l) - Are people just born either smart or dumb? Is there anything you can do about it?
Intelligent design
  1. God, Science and the Bible (3/05) (l) - The remains of the biblical Pool of Siloam. DNA evidence "has shown, by the almost unbelievable complexity of the arrangements which are needed to produce life, that intelligence must have been involved."
  2. A Good News Interview With Michael Behe, Ph.D. (l) - What Do DNA Discoveries Mean for Evolution?
  3. Intelligent Design (l) - There may be a sea change happening in the biological sciences. Perhaps many who've held the Darwinian view will examine the evidence and change their opinion. And some may go further--to ponder the possibility that if there is a Creator
  4. God, Science and the Bible (5/05) (l) - News from the world of science about God and the Bible. May/June 2005
  5. DNA: The Tiny Code That's Toppling Evolution (l) - As scientists explore a new universe -- the universe inside the cell -- they are making startling discoveries of information systems more complex than anything ever devised by humanity's best minds. How did they get there, and what does it mean for the theory of evolution?
  6. God, Science and the Bible (7/05) (l) - News from the world of science about God and the Bible.
  7. 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.
  8. God, Science and the Bible (9/05) (l) - News from the world of science about God and the Bible.
  9. In the News Oct/Dec 2005 (l) - News stories from late summer, 2005.
  10. Intelligent Design v. Evolution: The Latest Battle in the Culture Wars (l) - How will the ruling against teaching intelligent design in science classrooms in Dover, Pennsylvania, affect education throughout the United States?
  11. The Intelligent Design Revolution (l) - A new movement is starting to shake a scientific establishment built on the assumptions of Darwinian evolution. What is intelligent design, and why is it gaining so much ground?
  12. World News and Trends - March/April 2006 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Mar/Apr 2006
  13. In the News Apr/Jun 2006 (l) - In the news - April 2006
  14. Our Privileged Place in the Universe (l) - A Good News Interview With Dr. Jay Richards.
  15. 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 ..."
  16. Collateral Damage: The Darwin Bomb (l) - What may seem like a good idea at the moment doesn't always turn out to be good in the long run. This is certainly the case with Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.
  17. Intelligent Design's Sherlock Holmes (l) - Here is the amazing story of a professor who did some detective work to determine if the universe was intelligently designed.
  18. Evolution: A Published Obituary (l) - The theory of evolution has been the fundamental basis of much of the scientific thought for the last century and a half, but its influence extends far beyond science.
  19. New Discoveries Challenge Darwin's Deceitful Theory (l) - Are we being told the whole story when it comes to evolution and creation? If Darwin's theory of evolution is truly scientific, why are evolutionists so reluctant to let it be questioned?
  20. The Story of the Stars and Matter (l) - Scientific studies of the heavens and the world around us reveal fascinating details about the earth's history and destiny.
  21. Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed (l) - Ben Stein's documentary film exposes the challenge of intelligent design in the world of science.
  22. The Evolution vs. Intelligent Design Debate (l) - Jonathan Wells holds a Ph.D. in molecular and cell biology from the University of California at Berkeley and a Ph.D. in religious studies from Yale University. He is the author of many articles and the books Icons of Evolution (2000) and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design (2006), and coauthor of The Design of Life (2007) and How to Be an Intellectually Fulfilled Atheist (or Not) (2008).
  23. One Leaf of Grass (l) - Fascination with a single blade of grass led to contemplating the wonder of it all.
  24. Prove Evolution Is False Even Without the Bible (l) - There are logical reasons apart from Scripture's direct testimony to reject the theory of evolution and accept creation and a Creator.
  25. Hey, Hey DNA! Proving God's Existence - Genetically (l) - Recent discoveries about DNA have left scientists flabbergasted, and the evidence points clearly to a supreme Intelligence having imbedded an incredible multifaceted code in our genes.
  26. Higgs Boson: Evidence for Universe's Fine-Tuning (l) - It made big news when, on July 4, 2012, scientists of the European nuclear research organization CERN announced with a 99.99 percent certainty that they had found the elusive Higgs boson, the last particle needed to confirm the theory of the Standard Model of particle physics.
  27. 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.
  28. Hummingbirds - How Do They Do That? (l) - The incredible aerial feats of hummingbirds are truly a marvel. But that's only the beginning of the story.
  29. The Miracle of Birth: "I Saw God Today" (l) - "My brand new baby girl, she's a miracle. I saw God today," sang George Strait in his 2008 hit song titled, "I Saw God Today." When I witnessed the birth of my two daughters, the word "miracle" naturally popped out to describe such a moment of awe.
  30. Quirks of Creation - Koalas Use Trees to Keep Cool (l) - Koalas designed to deal with temperature shifts.
  31. Giraffe Leg Ligaments, Elements of Design (l) - What makes a giraffe stand tall?
  32. Vertical News: Eggshell Sunscreen (l) - Ever wondered why bird's eggs have such unique colors? A new study helps explain why.
  33. Horses Communicate by Ear (l) - New research on the complexity of equine social signals.
  34. 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)
  35. Proving God (l) - At age 19 she was challenged to prove her religious beliefs. It's been a rich and rewarding journey ever since...
  36. The Amazing Engineering of the Dragonfly (l) - Some of the greatest aeronautical engineering has yet to be discovered. Here's an amazing flying machine in nature.
  37. Artificial Intelligence: Improving on God's Creation? (l) - Scientists predict astounding advancements in artificial intelligence in the coming years. Can it help us solve our chronic problems?
  38. Is Anybody Out There? (l) - An atheist raises good questions. "Does God exist?" may well be life's ultimate question.
Intenet
  1. Teens and Millennials Wary of Twitter Posts (l) - New research finds that young people are wisely skeptical of Twitter posts as a source of truth.
Intentions
  1. Hearts of Unseen Valor and Misjudged Intentions (l) - Can we truly know the struggles going on in others' hearts? Can we judge their motives and intents?
Interceding for others
  1. Intercession: The Power of Praying for Others (l) - What I've learned from the examples of a person who forgot to intercede and a friend who prayed for me without even being asked.
Intercession
  1. 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?
Interdependent relationships
  1. Competition or Cooperation: How Symbiosis Defies Darwin (l) - Symbiosis, the interdependent relationships between living things, is an obstacle to the theory of evolution.
Interest
  1. Generation Debt (l) - How Americans are selling their souls into debt slavery at ever-younger ages, and what you need to learn about how to avoid it wherever you live on earth.
Interest on debt
  1. America Drowns in a Sea of Debt - What Does It All Mean? (l) - America's debt load is staggering and growing worse by the minute. How did the nation that was the world's biggest lender only a few decades ago become the world's greatest debtor today?
International aid
  1. Avoiding Aid Mistakes and Ensuring Healthy Results (l) - The founder of Life Nets (lifenets.org), an international aid agency, shares lessons learned in making charitable aid truly helpful.
International authority
  1. 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?
International chaos
  1. 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?
International confidence
  1. U.S. Presidential Leadership Called into Question (l) - Of potentially greater concern than the Middle East minefield are the serious straits besetting U.S. President Barack Obama and his administration.
International homosexuality
  1. Growing Acceptance of the Gay Lifestyle (l) - Rapid acceptance of homosexual lifestyles and same-sex marriage is sweeping many countries around the globe. Many gay rights advocates now feel their movement is an unstoppable global trend.
International monetary system
  1. The Coming Clash Between Europe and America (l) - While the United States is focused on its war on terror and conflict with Iraq, new threats continue to emerge of which Americans are largely oblivious.
International news
  1. Is All News Local? (l) - Go ahead and keep up with the scores. But keep your eyes on the international horizon. There is a lot going on there that you need to be aware of.
  2. 'Watch Therefore, and Pray Always' (l) - These words of Jesus Christ underscore the importance of a right understanding of Bible prophecy and show the need for action on our part-beginning with personal repentance.
International stability
  1. The Euro and War (l) - Could Europe's new currency unit, the Euro,and the ecomonic unit behind it have unexpected and dangerous side effects?
International trade
  1. The Battle of the Giants -- Who Will Win? (l) - Seemingly unnoticed, a titanic battle is underway between the world's most powerful economies. U.S. overspending and a calculated gamble to take advantage of a devalued dollar is forcing other nations -- the EU included -- to pay the tab.
  2. A Looming EU-U.S. Trade War? (l) - Recently articles like "Europe Plans Huge Trade War" and "Costs...Will Soar in a Trade War" hit the headlines in Britain again. What is their ultimate significance?
Internationalism
  1. Global Power Shifts - Not All Change Is Good (l) - Nations are drifting more and more towards becoming one world, but the result will not be the utopia that many expect!
Internet
  1. "Generation @" Needs Godly Values in Space (l) - You're likely scratching your head at that title or you may assume that it has something to do with NASA! Actually, it has to do with the Internet and something called MySpace, not outer space. This article examines an Internet phenomenon that's growing like wildfire, along with its pros and cons.
  2. In the News Apr/June 2007 (l) - News items, April 2007
  3. In the News Oct/Dec 2007 (l) - In the news. Nov. 2007
  4. In the News Apr/June 2008 (l) - Items of interest in the news. April-June 2008
  5. Untangling the Web (l) - The Internet has come a long way since it first began as a way for universities and government agencies to communicate. In recent years it has become available to almost everyone. And young people lead the way in accepting this technology. After all, young people today have grown up with the Internet and are generally quite comfortable communicating and getting their information via the Internet.
  6. Facebook and MySpace (l) - A Young Christian's Guide to Using Social Network Sites.
  7. In the News... - Jul 2008 (l) - Items in the news - July 2008.
  8. Dealing With World 2.0 (l) - In today's world you cannot fully censor and control the flow of information.
  9. It's Only... It's Just... (l) - They are used again and again in our own lives. Our children especially use them, and we only hurt ourselves when we allow them to control us. What are they?
  10. 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.
  11. 1,200 Facebook Friends—Really? (l) - Some people seem to collect online friends just to see how big they can make their number. But is that real friendship?
  12. The Power of Social Media (l) - I am astounded at the power and influence social media has throughout the world. The best example is what is happening in the Middle East.
  13. World News & Trends March 2011 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. March 2011
  14. Effects of TV Sexuality, Violence on Teenagers (l) - These facts by themselves indicate that many aspects of such viewing can and will encourage risky behavior in teenagers and children.
  15. Proverbs: Consider A Matter (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  16. Facebook Disliked Among Teens? (l) - As the social media scene expands, teens have more choices and are exiting Facebook.
  17. Internet Addiction (l) - Brain pathway research proves that excessive use of the Internet can become addictive.
  18. Vertical News: Secret Facebook Experiment (l) - Facebook experiment without user knowledge causes controversy.
  19. Adultery and the Internet (l) - How committed are you to protecting your marriage when you go online?
  20. 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.
  21. What's Behind VCM? (l) - In case you're curious, here's a bit about Virtual Christian Magazine.
Internet and children
  1. World News Review Jul 2001 (l) - World news review. July 2001.
Internet and kids
  1. In the News January 2011 (l) - News of interest to teens and young adults from a biblical perspective.
  2. Sexting Percentages Lower Than Thought (l) - A small percentage of young people engaging in this behavior is dangerous.
Internet electrons
  1. The Internet: As Heavy as a Strawberry (l) - A YouTube channel, Vsauce, has claimed that the Internet weighs about as much as a rather large strawberry - 50 grams.
Internet news
  1. In the News July 2010 (l) - News of interest to teens and young adults from a biblical perspective. July 2010
  2. Extra! Extra! Read All About It ... on Your iPad (l) - Newspapers have been available online for several years, but the happy days of free access to news and magazine articles on the Internet seems to be drawing to a close.
Internet overhaul
  1. In the News Jul/Sep 2007 (l) - Items in the news. Jul/Sep 2007
Internet pornography
  1. Internet Pornography: A Cultural Plague (l) - A long with all the wonderful uses of the Internet, there is another use that has been growing ever faster--that of commercialized pornography. But what are the effects of viewing sexually explicit pictures? Is it harmless? Is there any culturally redeeming value in the viewing of pornography?
  2. Internet Pornography Affects Christians (l) - Many may not be aware of the debilitating effect of pornography on Christians.
Internet predators
  1. "Generation @" Needs Godly Values in Space (l) - You're likely scratching your head at that title or you may assume that it has something to do with NASA! Actually, it has to do with the Internet and something called MySpace, not outer space. This article examines an Internet phenomenon that's growing like wildfire, along with its pros and cons.
Internet privacy
  1. Caught! On Facebook (l) - Even if you remove material from a Web site, it is cached by search engines and Internet archives. Once you post a picture, a video or text, it is out there, and you cannot get it back. Ever!
Internet safety
  1. News for Youth - Apr 2003 (l) - Fun News of the Past; Evolution Challenged in the Classroom?; Teen Abortion Rate Dropping; Tips for On-line Safety
Internet, influence of
  1. The Battle for Your Mind (l) - There is a very real battle going on inside your head. You have the power to determine who will win. Don't loose this crucial confrontation.
Interrupting
  1. How to Communicate (l) - Good communication is an important skill to have.
Interstellar travel
  1. If the Milky Way (l) - If God moved at the speed of light, would anything really get accomplished?
Intifada
  1. After Arafat (l) - A second contentious dispute between Yasir Arafat and a second prime minister over the control of the Palestinian Security Services shows the world what kind of leader Arafat is -- and what the Palestinian Authority will be like when he is gone.
  2. 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.
  3. A Third Intifada? (l) - We are not merely on the verge of another Arab uprising against Israel. It's already here.
  4. The Middle East in Prophecy (l) - What is the long term significance of the happenings on September 11?
Intolerance
  1. The New Intolerance (l) - The Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles has allowed license plates that read "Hot Dam," "Witches," "2Sexy" and "2Hot4U," yet denied a person who wanted to put "Pray" on her plates because it would violate separation of church and state. We see similar trends all over the United States. Has political correctness, touted to promote tolerance, actually created a new intolerance towards Christianity?
  2. The Intolerance of the Tolerant (l) - Traditional tolerance is a godly virtue, but subtly the concept has been redefined today. When respectfully standing up for godly values is branded "intolerance" -- which is seen as the worst of evils today -- then something has gone sorely wrong.
Introspection
  1. Not How I Am (l) - Knowing who you are now is important. Knowing what you may become can change your life
Invasion of Palestine
  1. Archaeology and the Book of Exodus--Exit From Egypt - Part 2 (l) - In earlier issues, The Good News examined archaeological finds that illuminate portions of the book of Genesis and Exodus. In this issue we continue our exploration of discoveries that confirm other aspects of the Exodus account, beginning with the incident of the Israelites' worship of the golden calf.
Investing
  1. Proverbs: An Empty Barn (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
Investing for teens
  1. Money & Teens (l) - Here's some advice for making money and putting it to work so you'll be able to meet your long-term goals.
Investment
  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?
Invictus
  1. Playing the Enemy (l) - Resolving conflict with others and avoiding new conflict in the future is within our power.
Invitation
  1. Your Invitation to Believe the Gospel (l) - When Jesus talked about the gospel, He meant good news for you. He invites you to not only enjoy the world's best news yourself, but to help spread it!
  2. Your Invitation to a Wedding Feast (l) - You have the opportunity to attend the most magnificent wedding the world has ever seen.
  3. Discipleship Will Cost You - You! (l) - What does following the One who gave Himself in total sacrifice mean for you and me? Put simply, it means that we are to give of ourselves completely and always.
Involvement
  1. Standing on a Chair (l) - Let us reason together. Focus on vision, involvement and commitment.
Ipads
  1. Tablet Posture (l) - Tablet devices like iPads and other similar products came under scrutiny in a recent study by the Harvard School of Public Health.
IQ
  1. Seven Types of Intelligence (l) - You may be smarter than you think. You just need to know what type of "intelligence" is being considered.
Iran
  1. Keep Your Eyes on Iran (l) - There's more than meets the eye with Iran's recent arrest and release of British sailors picked up in the strategic border area of Shatt al-Arab. Why doesn't Iran want Iraq to succeed? How stable is this Islamic republic, which is on the brink of becoming a nuclear power?
  2. 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.
  3. World News and Trends - Sep/Oct 2004 (l) - An Overview of Conditions Around the World, Sept/Oct 2004.
  4. Iran's Growing Nuclear Threat (l) - For the last three years, world attention has focused on Iran's two neighbors, Afghanistan and Iraq. But attention will increasingly focus on Iran, a major Islamic nation well on the way to acquiring nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them.
  5. Major International Challenges Confront President Bush's Second Term (l) - The world looks very different four years after President Bush took office. What challenges lie ahead for the second Bush administration?
  6. World News and Trends - Mar/Apr 2005 (l) - An Overview of Conditions Around the World; Mar/Apr 2005
  7. Mr. Sharon Comes to Washington - and Iran Is on His Mind (l) - Whether there is any way to deter Iran from producing nuclear weapons is one of the most pressing issues facing the world today. The U.S. administration has hinted broadly that it might take military action to prevent Iran from joining the nuclear club. The EU is attempting to negotiate Iran away from nuclear ambitions through a generous package of economic benefits, which the struggling nation desperately needs. For the time being, the United States and the EU appear to be working together to try to resolve the situation.
  8. World News Review July 2005 (l) - World News summary - July 2005.
  9. Retreat From Gaza (l) - Israel has completed its pullout from Gaza, a piece of territory it has controlled since 1967. Is this the start of a final road to peace between the Palestinians and the Israelis? Or will it be a futile gesture that leaves Israel vulnerable to further terrorist attacks?
  10. A Stunning Memorial (l) - Hatred still exists in our world, the kind of hatred that could again erupt into another holocaust.
  11. World News and Trends - Nov/Dec 2005 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Nov/Dec 2005.
  12. Could Ahmadinejad Be Daniel's "King of the South"? (l) - American President Bush and Iranian President Ahmadinejad. That there could be any comparison at all initially seems improbable to say the least! But making the comparison yields both parallels and paradoxes, and it may predict a colossal confrontation in the making.
  13. World News and Trends - Jan/Feb 2006 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Jan/Feb 2006.
  14. Has World War III Already Begun? (1/2006) (l) - What's behind the call by Iran's new president for the United States and Israel to be wiped off the face of the earth? Are Western nations blind to the growing threat from radical Islam?
  15. Will Iran Provoke Nuclear War in 2006? (l) - How far will Iran go with its nuclear program? Will diplomacy curtail it? Will the Israelis knock it out from the air? Will the United States soon be involved in another war?
  16. How Serious a Threat Could Iran Pose? (l) - President Ahmadinejad has warned that the West would feel the consequences of pressing for sanctions against Iran much more than Iran would suffer. What could he have in mind? How could Iran strike at the West?
  17. Russian Resurgence in a Unipolar World (l) - Russia is a superpower no longer, so what is behind President Putin's bold actions toward Hamas, Iran, Eastern Europe and China? Russia will play a critical role in geopolitics and globalization in the 21st century. No longer a superpower, it is still a superplayer.
  18. Will America Run Away From Iraq? (l) - Does America have the will to endure a protracted conflict in the Middle East? Or will it follow its pattern of withdrawing in the face of determined resistance from both inside and outside the country?
  19. World News and Trends - May/June 2006 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world.
  20. What Motivates Ahmadinejad? (l) - The president of Iran appears intent on developing nuclear weapons and has repeatedly threatened to wipe Israel off the face of the earth. In the West he is at times portrayed as a madman, but few realize the real motivating force behind his dream of triumphant Islam.
  21. New Middle Eastern Conflicts: A Wake-up Call for Mankind (l) - Michael Elliott of Time magazine asked some of the right questions: "What is it about the Middle East that makes the conflicts so intractable, such that one summer's guns ineluctably conjure up so many early spasms of violence? Why the hate and where's the healing?" (July 24, 2006).
  22. Pride of America's Power: Approaching the Breaking Point? (l) - Last month in part one of this series we showed the vast power currently held by the United States. Could we see a time when this power, in all its forms, will be broken, no longer able to influence world events? The answer is found in Bible prophecy.
  23. The Middle East in Conflict: How Will It End? (l) - In the wake of the latest war, Time magazine asked the right questions: "What is it about the Middle East that makes the conflicts so intractable? Why the hate and where's the healing?" (July 24).
  24. The Next Holocaust (l) - The ugly specter of anti-Semitism was on display again last month in Iran. It should send a shudder up and down your spine, and serve as a warning that this disease has not been eradicated and threatens world peace.
  25. The New Nuclear Arms Race: Will Man Destroy Himself? (l) - Iran seems intent on joining North Korea in the nuclear club. Uneasy neighbors will likely soon start their own nuclear programs. What does the proliferation of nuclear weapons mean for the rest of us?
  26. World News and Trends - January/February 2007 (l) - World news. January 2007.
  27. World News Review February 2007 (l) - World news items, February 2007.
  28. Will Iran Be Stopped by Diplomacy? (l) - America has some 180,000 military people in Iraq and Afghanistan still trying to establish democratic stability in those two troubled nations. President George W. Bush is also hampered by a Congress urging direct talks with Iran and even contemplating restraints on potential American military strikes. But will the only credible alternative option, diplomacy, really work with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at the controls?
  29. World News and Trends - January/February 2008 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Jan. 2008
  30. 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?
  31. World News and Trends - July/August 2008 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. July 2008
  32. Will Israel Attack Iran? (l) - Worries about a nuclear-armed Iran are real, and Israel is in the crosshairs. Will the Israelis act, and if so, when?
  33. 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?
  34. Will New Leadership at Home and Abroad Bring Israel Unacceptable Security Risks? (l) - Not long after U.S. President-elect Obama assumes office, the Israeli nation will choose a new prime minister. The stark choice is very likely to be between Tzipi Livni and former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Provisional American plans for the road to peace may actually threaten Israel's future security.
  35. Is Iran the New Mideast Superpower? (l) - The Middle East is at the center of Bible prophecy. Iran looks set to become the new regional superpower as the United States and its allies withdraw from or sharply reduce their presence in the region. What are the consequences--especially for the Jewish nation of Israel?
  36. World News & Trends Jan 2009 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Jan. 2009
  37. World News & Trends May 2009 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. May 2009
  38. Should America Play Ball With Iran? (l) - We were told in a major cover article recently published by Newsweek, a popular American news magazine, that "they may not want the bomb... Iran isn't a dictatorship...[and] Iran may be ready to deal." Are these points basically true? Should the United States negotiate with the present leadership of this wayward nation -- regardless of its radical conduct in office?
  39. Dealing With World 2.0 (l) - In today's world you cannot fully censor and control the flow of information.
  40. World News & Trends: July/August 2009 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. July 2009
  41. World News & Trends Sept. 2009 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. September 2009.
  42. Discerning This Time (l) - Three important issues of November 2009.
  43. Springtime in Israel (l) - Will Israel take preemptive military action to destroy Iran's nuclear production capacity?
  44. Insurmountable Challenges Plague the Middle East Today (l) - The entire Middle East region, culturally and religiously extending into North Africa and South Asia, continues to be very volatile, with no sign of this abating.
  45. Iran's Dangerous Nuclear Game (l) - Most Westerners are dangerously unaware of the crucial background behind Iran's ever-growing nuclear program. Such ignorance could prove not only perilous, but fatal.
  46. What's Behind Islamic Terror? (l) - The world is horrified by regular bloody terrorist attacks in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Such attacks have also been carried out in Western nations such as the United States, Britain and Spain. What's behind this blood-soaked trend, and where is it leading?
  47. What's Behind the Turmoil in Egypt? (l) - Recent headlines have been filled with accounts of riots, protests and demonstrations in several Middle Eastern countries. What's behind them? What does it all mean? Does Bible prophecy provide any clues?
  48. The Arab uprising and Iran's hostility toward Israel (l) - In the wake of the uprisings in a number of Arab countries, the former head of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service (MI6), Sir Richard Dearlove, revealed some hard truths to an audience in Chatham House in London.
  49. Iran and North Korea in collusion (l) - While not the "Axis Powers" of World War II, Iran and North Korea are nonetheless dictatorial nations colluding in their joint evil.
  50. Let's Finish This Together (l) - For World News and Prophecy's final Restoration column, a summary of all things WNP.
  51. Israel: Growing Danger on Every Side (l) - One of the smallest democracies in the world faces increased hostility from its neighbors -- and even from its democratic friends in the West.
  52. Iran's Nuclear Ambitions Continue Unabated (l) - The media world provides us with many distractions that continually avert our eyes from seeing occurrences essential to eventually fulfilling Bible prophecy.
  53. Ahmadinejad's Apocalypse (l) - How do you negotiate with people whose desire is to start a global war so that their messiah will come to save them and win the war for them?
  54. Closing the Strait of Hormuz: A Serious Iranian Threat (l) - Tehran has coveted complete control over the narrow Strait of Hormuz -- only 24 miles wide at its narrowest point -- for many years. How important is this crucial Middle Eastern waterway?
  55. What Would a Nuclear Iran Mean for the World? (l) - While politicians and pundits debate what to do about the matter, Iran continues its pursuit of nuclear weapons, threatening Israel and the world. How does the Bible guide us in understanding Middle Eastern events and gaining a proper global perspective?
  56. Will Iran Again Influence a U.S. Presidential Election? (l) - More than 30 years ago, Iran's theocratic regime influenced the result of the U.S. presidential election. Once again, Iran is set to be a major factor in an American election.
  57. 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?
  58. A "New World Disorder" Stalks Humanity (l) - During early autumn a Wall Street Journal editorial stated: "The Obama Presidency has been an era of slowly building tension and disorder that seems likely to flare into larger troubles and perhaps even military conflict no matter who wins in November. This is the bigger picture . . ." ("The New World Disorder," Sept. 13, 2012).
  59. A Crucial Biblical Question for the President (and You) (l) - Given the opportunity, what would you ask your country's leader as he starts a new term in office? How would his answer stack up against the Bible, and does it matter?
  60. Israel's Encirclement Crisis Continues (l) - End-time prophecy focuses primarily on two regions of the globe -- Europe and the Middle East. European leaders are certainly dogged by many knotty difficulties at present, but the Middle East has been beset by one major crisis after another recently -- some occurring simultaneously.
  61. Will America Cease to Lead the World? (l) - From the time of its founding, this unique nation sought to base its future success on the efforts of free individuals, not on class distinctions and hereditary status. America became undisputed world leader because it was set apart not only by the Declaration of Independence, but by its destiny set forth in the Bible. Why, then, is America gradually forfeiting world leadership?
  62. Another Dimension to 21st-century Warfare (l) - The Middle East, the historic battleground of mankind, appears to be a principal site for cyberwarfare -- computer hacking for sabotage or espionage.
  63. Is World War III Becoming More Plausible? (l) - Could the unspeakable horror of two world wars that afflicted the first half of the 20th century actually happen again? Will many of the nations that fought in those colossal struggles enter yet another global war? Will war spread around the world or alternatively occur only in key geostrategic locations?
  64. Revisiting the Iranian Nuclear Threat (l) - Will a surprising turn in Tehran, bringing an ostensibly more moderate president to the fore, slow down Iran's march to possess a nuclear bomb?
  65. Avoid Involvement in the Middle East? (l) - Bloomberg Businessweek published an article by Peter Beinart, a Daily Beast columnist and university professor, that originally appeared online with the title "Obama Should Give Peace a Chance With Iran" (Sept. 19, 2013).
  66. Navigating the Middle East Minefield (l) - As things now stand, the United States has virtually ceased to be the global policeman it once was.
  67. As America Retreats, a Dangerous World Emerges (l) - What happens when the world's policeman hangs up his badge and gun and retires into the sunset? We're beginning to get a sobering firsthand look.
  68. Russia cozying up to Iran and China (l) - Aggression against Ukraine's sovereignty has diminished Russia's status in the eyes of its nominal Western allies.
  69. Iran Nuclear Talks Extended (l) - The deadline for an agreement on capping Iran's nuclear program in exchange for Western powers easing economic sanctions was pushed to the end of June 2015 when negotiations failed to achieve a deal this past November.
  70. Putin Raises the Stakes (l) - After a relatively peaceful couple of months, the early days of 2015 saw another increase in violence in Eastern Ukraine.
  71. Are We in a Dangerous Age of Appeasement? (l) - Two significant powers, Russia and Iran, are throwing their weight around and taking over nearby territory. But rather than stand up to them, Western powers -- especially the United States -- meekly acquiesce. The parallels with the preâ€"World War II appeasement of Adolf Hitler are striking.
  72. Iraq Pushes Back Against ISIS, Regains Some Ground (l) - Recently the Iraqi army recaptured the town of Tikrit, which had been controlled by the Islamic State (IS or ISIS) since last year. The pushing back and forth between extremists and opposing forces in the Middle East is ongoing.
  73. Nuclear Iran Could Lead to Nuclear Saudi Arabia (l) - Israel, Europe and the United States are not the only world powers with an intense interest in the outcomes of the international talks over Iran's nuclear future.
  74. Nuclear talks stoke further Saudi-Iranian conflict (l) - America remains mired in difficult, dangerous relationships with Middle Eastern states.
  75. The Iranian Nuclear Deal and Bible Prophecy (l) - The appeasement of evil has sunk to new levels with the stunning nuclear agreement with Iran. Be warned: Terrible times lie ahead.
  76. Iran and the Threat of EMP Attack (l) - In the wake of the Iran nuclear deal, the question looms about what Iran might do once it acquires nuclear weapons. Some are sounding the alarm about a dangerous scenario that could fatally wound a nation in an instant.
  77. The Iran Nuclear Deal (l) - As more and more details of the Iran nuclear negotiations unfolded over recent months, the questions grew more and more puzzling.
  78. Will America Be Great Again? (l) - We are in a grave moment in the world. Something is happening in America; people are worried the nation is nearing the point of no return. What is happening, and what does it mean? And what can you do?
  79. Iran Rally Protests Trump, America (l) - Earlier this year President Donald Trump put Iran "on notice" concerning its nuclear program. Iranian leaders balked at this warning, and Iranian citizens took to the streets in protest.
  80. The New Nuclear Peril (l) - The United States and its global allies face dangerous adversaries armed with nuclear weapons or who will likely possess them soon. How significant are these threats, and how do they play into Bible prophecies about what will occur at the "time of the end"? And what should you do to prepare?
  81. America: Attacked Abroad, Divided Within (l) - The United States is bitterly divided both politically and socially. At the same time its role in the world is being undermined in strategic geographic regions. Are we entering a time of escalating danger and trouble like that spoken of in the Bible?
  82. Empires on the Rise (l) - Will China overtake America and become a world empire? Will Russia restore the former might of the Soviet Union? Will Iran's efforts to dominate the Middle East reclaim the ancient glory of the Persian Empire? And what about Europe/will it too see the return of an ancient power?
  83. Current Events and Trends May/June 2018 (l) - An overview of events and conditions around the world featured in the May/June 2018 issue of Beyond Today.
  84. Current Events & Trends January/February 2019 (l) - An overview of events and conditions around the world featured in the January/February 2019 issue of Beyond Today.
  85. A Gathering Storm (l) - America could be caught asleep and find itself awakened and staring into the gun of a hostile power.
  86. Book Review: Statecraft by Margaret Thatcher (l) - A review of Margaret Thatcher's new book, Statecraft, published by Harper and Collins, London, 2002.
  87. Iran: Why Part of the "Axis of Evil"? (l) - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon considers Iran to be as dangerous as Iraq and a "center of world terror." Why should this be so?
  88. World News Review Dec 2002 (l) - World news review. December 2002.
  89. World News Review Feb 2002 (l) - World news review. February 2002.
  90. World News and Trends - Mar/Apr 1998 (l) - A brief synopsis for world events. March/April 1998
  91. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - May/Jun 1997 (l) - A brief synopsis of world events. May/June 1997
Iran and Iraq
  1. Is Iran the New Mideast Superpower? (l) - The Middle East is at the center of Bible prophecy. Iran looks set to become the new regional superpower as the United States and its allies withdraw from or sharply reduce their presence in the region. What are the consequences--especially for the Jewish nation of Israel?
Iran and Israel
  1. World News and Trends - March/April 2007 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. March 2007.
  2. Israel: A Nation in Dire Peril (l) - The year 1948 saw the birth of the modern state of Israel, transforming a significant portion of the Jewish people from a scattered nation (a diaspora or dispersion) into a nation-state with real sovereignty.
Iran and Saudi Arabia
  1. Israel: A Nation in Dire Peril (l) - The year 1948 saw the birth of the modern state of Israel, transforming a significant portion of the Jewish people from a scattered nation (a diaspora or dispersion) into a nation-state with real sovereignty.
Iraq
  1. 'We Proceeded On' (l) - The phrase, "we proceeded on," sums up the attitude that allowed Lewis and Clark to endure hardship and hold together. The Kingdom of God looms before us. To reach that time of refreshing, in a walk worthy of Jesus Christ we, too, must "proceed on."
  2. The Cost of Immorality in the War on Terror (l) - Pictures of abuse of Iraqi prisoners of war by American servicemen and servicewomen have shocked the world. What are the implications for America and the war on terror?
  3. 'Let Freedom Reign' (l) - Hopes for freedom in Iraq. God speed the day when freedom reigns upon the whole world.
  4. Major International Challenges Confront President Bush's Second Term (l) - The world looks very different four years after President Bush took office. What challenges lie ahead for the second Bush administration?
  5. People in the Streets (l) - The quest for freedom; Common people, rising against tyranny and unjust government. It is a picture of people yearning for freedom to live and to love in peace and dignity, without another human depriving them that privilege
  6. World News and Trends - Jan/Feb 2006 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Jan/Feb 2006.
  7. Will America Run Away From Iraq? (l) - Does America have the will to endure a protracted conflict in the Middle East? Or will it follow its pattern of withdrawing in the face of determined resistance from both inside and outside the country?
  8. A Growing Confederacy Against Modern Israel (l) - Somalia is the latest nation to fall to the forces of radical Islam. Militant Muslims have also made advances elsewhere. Additionally, it's becoming clear that the Russians and the Chinese are acting against U.S. interests, even inviting Iran's leader to the Shanghai Cooperation Council meeting, while denying the United States observer status. Are we seeing a growing confederacy against the United States and Britain?
  9. Pride of America's Power: Approaching the Breaking Point? (l) - Last month in part one of this series we showed the vast power currently held by the United States. Could we see a time when this power, in all its forms, will be broken, no longer able to influence world events? The answer is found in Bible prophecy.
  10. World News and Trends - September/October 2006 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Sept 2006.
  11. Will Iraq Be America's Suez? (l) - Until 1956 Great Britain was the dominant power in the Middle East. The Suez Canal crisis led to British withdrawal from the region. Could Iraq be America's Suez, forcing the United States out of the world's most volatile neighborhood?
  12. World News and Trends - November/December 2006 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. November 2006.
  13. World News Review January 2007 (l) - World news review, January 2007.
  14. America at a Dangerous Crossroads (l) - The mass media's relentless emphasis on bad news from Iraq has led to a major shift in U.S. political fortunes and demands for withdrawal. But this hasn't happened in isolation. Let's review some aspects of 20th-century warfare, diplomacy and current affairs--and most important of all, where the Bible indicates America is headed.
  15. Lines in the Sand: The Middle East 10 Years After Iraq (l) - America considers what it's lost as Iraq struggles to redefine itself within the ever-boiling cauldron of the Middle East.
  16. Lines in the Sand: Iraq 10 Years Later (l) - Ten years after the invasion of Iraq, America considers what it's lost as Iraq struggles to redefine itself within the ever-boiling cauldron of the Middle East.
  17. 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.
  18. 100 Years After World War I: What Have We Learned? (l) - An event that began 100 years ago this August might as well be ancient and irrelevant history for most. Yet World War I changed the world and set off a chain of events that continue to impact your life today. Don't underestimate what one man and one event can do to alter everything.
  19. America's Precarious Position: Where Can We Look for Answers? (l) - The United States faces growing challenges on many fronts, with no end in sight. How can the nation solve its problems?
  20. Islamic Caliphate Declared: What Does It Mean? (l) - A new caliphate -- a transnational Islamic state commanding the allegiance of all Muslims -- has been declared by the leader of insurgents in Iraq and Syria. What does this portend for the rest of the world in the days ahead?
  21. Iraq Pushes Back Against ISIS, Regains Some Ground (l) - Recently the Iraqi army recaptured the town of Tikrit, which had been controlled by the Islamic State (IS or ISIS) since last year. The pushing back and forth between extremists and opposing forces in the Middle East is ongoing.
  22. Anger Mounts Following Gulf War (l) - Where their holy land is involved, many Muslims tend to define the struggle -- and sometimes also the enemy -- in religious terms, seeing the American troops sent to free Kuwait and save Saudi Arabia from Saddam Hussein as infidel invaders and occupiers. This perception is heightened by America's unquestioned primacy among the powers of the infidel world.
  23. After Iraq, What Next? (l) - As the world focuses its attention on the conflict between the United States and Iraq, it's easy to overlook the many other threats facing the United States. What are these threats, and what do they portend?
  24. Iraq and the Middle East: A Century of Turmoil Continues (l) - God has had a standard of righteous conduct that began at the time of the creation of Adam and has not changed since
  25. Still Not Fully Realized -- The West Is Fighting for Its Survival (l) - Islamic fundamentalism became front-page news after Sept. 11 -- but that doesn't mean there was no problem earlier. There certainly was plenty of warning, although nobody could have predicted the precise way in which fundamentalists would get the West's attention. Few would have listened anyway.
  26. Democracy Is More Than a Word (l) - President George W. Bush recently declared America's commitment to democracy in the Middle East. But democracy in this and other regions of the world has not had much success. There are good reasons for this failure.
  27. Middle East Amnesty Produces Chaos (l) - Many observers applaud a move to release Palestinian criminals from Israeli jails. Contrasting this with an October 2002 release of prisoners in Iraq exposes fatal flaws in the U.S.-sponsored road map to peace. What is the biblical answer?
  28. Will One Good Man Stand Up? (l) - Regardless of whether an Iraqi war occurs, lasting peace will not exist until Christ intervenes to restore universal justice among the nations.
  29. Toppling the Image of Evil (l) - The statue of a Saddam Hussein, the evil pathological dictator has been toppled. Let it be a symbol of the time in the future when another statue, a representation of humanity's defiance against God, will be destroyed and replaced by the coming of the Kingdom of God to the earth.
  30. (l) - Letters from Good News readers, Nov/Dec 2002.
  31. Will We Heed the Warning? (l) - Be glad that some political leaders have the courage to sound an alarm. But most of all, be thankful for the promise that Jesus Christ will return to restore all things.
  32. World News Review Feb 2002 (l) - World news review. February 2002.
  33. Book Review: Statecraft by Margaret Thatcher (l) - A review of Margaret Thatcher's new book, Statecraft, published by Harper and Collins, London, 2002.
  34. World News Review May 2004 (l) - World News Review. May 2004.
  35. What Will Be in 2003? (l) - What will happen in 2003 ? No human being knows for sure. But we can observe and analyze the storm clouds that are on the horizon.
  36. End-Time Scenario Not Possible Until Now (l) - All nations are firmly in place for the final act.
  37. A Moment of Decision (l) - It is hoped that a new democratic regime in Iraq will be the first step toward changing other Arab states and creating Western-style governments based on the freedom of the individual and economic openness.
  38. A Gathering Storm (l) - America could be caught asleep and find itself awakened and staring into the gun of a hostile power.
  39. World News Review September/October 1999 (l) - World news - Sep/Oct 1999
  40. Behind the Headlines ... America vs. Iraq or America vs. the World? (l) - One year after Sept. 11, in the debate on terrorism, America is often seen as the villain, no longer as the victim. Why do so many people around the world hate America?
  41. 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.
Iraq and terrorism
  1. Terror Attacks Planned From Iraq? (l) - Evidence of chemical and biological weapons in Iraq, apparently designed for terror use
Iraq war
  1. A Decade After 9/11: Where Is America Headed? (l) - After years of military engagement abroad and severe economic woes, the United States is preparing to retrench, its power and influence set to diminish.
Iraq, invasion of
  1. From the Editor - Good News Magazine Mar/Apr 2003 (l) - Which crisis will set this final, unalterable chain of events in motion? And, more important, will you be ready?
Iraq, terrorism in
  1. What's Behind Today's Worldwide Wave of Terrorism? (l) - Passenger jets blown out of the sky, suicide bombings that deliberately target innocent civilians, men who shoot fleeing children in the back -- what do these horrors have in common, and why?
Iraqi Christians
  1. Mideast Christians Face Fears, Questions Following ISIS Occupation (l) - Even if Iraqi forces and their supporters are able to push the Islamic State or ISIS out of its foothold in Iraq, prospects are not good for one of the most persecuted and brutalized groups fighting for liberation from ISIS -- Middle Eastern Christians
Ireland
  1. World News and Trends - July/August 2006 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Jul/Aug 2006
  2. EU Pressures Poland and the Czech Republic (l) - The Continent's leaders are refusing to accept that the Lisbon treaty is dead, and are determined to persuade the Czechs and the Poles to complete the process.
  3. The EU Versus the Irish Republic: What Does It Mean? (l) - Most Irish citizens simply do not want a European superstate. This is the basic message of Ireland's startling "no" vote on the Lisbon Treaty. But the much more powerful European elites clearly want it very badly! Bible prophecy strongly indicates that forces for federal unification ultimately will prevail in Europe -- bringing about a new superpower.
  4. World News and Trends - July/August 2008 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. July 2008
  5. A New Superpower? Europe Takes a Big Step Forward! (l) - Newspaper headlines on both sides of the Atlantic heralded the Irish ratification of the Lisbon Treaty. "Ireland's Yes vote creates a more powerful Europe," said the Scotland on Sunday. The New York Times headline even contained prophetic overtones: "Gaining a Powerful Presidency, European Union Seeks a Job Description and a Leader." What is the long-term biblical significance?
  6. Appendix 11: Joseph of Arimathea and the Line of Nathan (l) - The Davidic line of kings that ruled over the ancient nation of Judah came through David's son Solomon. At the time of Judah's fall to the Babylonians in 586 B.C., this lineage, as explained in this publication, was continued by a transferal of the monarchy to Ireland.
  7. Appendix 4: The Colchis Connection (l) - Is it possible to identify Calcol or Chalcol as Cecrops of Athens and still relate his name to the people of Colchis?
  8. Appendix 6: Dating the Milesian Arrival in Ireland (l) - Unfortunately, the dating of the Milesian arrival in Ireland is an area of broad dispute. But there are factors that should help us in forming a reasonable answer.
  9. Ollam Fodhla and Company (l) - Ollam Fodhla's laws bear striking similarity to the Ten Commandments and other Hebrew statutes.
  10. Only One Place to Go (l) - How God would fulfill the specific promises to David, who was descended from Perez?
  11. The People of the Red Hand (l) - The Trojans were forced out of the Aegean region through a series of national conflicts--one of which is presented to us in the famous Trojan War of Homer's Iliad, which occurred around 1200 B.C.
  12. Questions Over Who's Who (l) - Yet it must be admitted that none of this is certain. Indeed, even though there appear to be many more similarities between Jeremiah and Ollam Fodhla, Ollam appears in the Irish king lists as a king and sometimes as one who reigned centuries before Jeremiah.
  13. Sorting Out Identities (l) - If Ollam Fodhla was indeed Jeremiah, his identification as a king is fairly easy to reconcile. It could have resulted from his appearing to be the father or grandfather of the eastern princess he brought with him--or, even more likely, confusion over his being a great lawgiver.
  14. Standing on God's Word (l) - Our proof rests on God's Word and verifiable history. We must accept these sure facts as a solid foundation. Irish traditions and fragmentary historical details can then be viewed in this light--and that indeed does seem to fill in some interesting and supportive details.
  15. Tea-Tephi or Scota? (l) - Concerning the names Tea, Tephi and Tamar, while they may refer to the same person at the time of Jeremiah, it is also possible that they do not. In favor is the fact that these names are sometimes linked together in old Irish poems.
  16. Three Overturns (l) - But couldn't the throne have been transferred elsewhere for a long time before being transferred to the British Isles? The indirect answer from prophecy seems to be no.
  17. The Tuatha de Danaan (l) - Brief history of the Tuatha de Danaan.
  18. Who were the Milesians? (l) - Note that the Scythians from Spain were known as Milesians--a name replete throughout the Irish annals.
Irish history
  1. The Patrick You Didn't Know (l) - Who was "Saint" Patrick? What did he believe? What did he teach? And was he really Irish?
Irreducible complexity
  1. A Good News Interview With Michael Behe, Ph.D. (l) - What Do DNA Discoveries Mean for Evolution?
  2. The Intelligent Design Revolution (l) - A new movement is starting to shake a scientific establishment built on the assumptions of Darwinian evolution. What is intelligent design, and why is it gaining so much ground?
  3. Blood Clotting: A Biological Miracle (l) - The only way this intricate system works is when many complicated chemical substances interact.
Isaac
  1. The Sons of Abraham (l) - The towering historical figures behind three religions -- Moses, Jesus Christ and Muhammad -- were all direct descendants of Abraham.
  2. Linguistic Links: What's in a Name? (l) - This linguistic journey ties together a few of the many labels applied to the exiled 10 tribes as the "House of Omri" and the "Sons of Isaac."
Isael
  1. Golda Meir and Deborah the Judge (l) - The biographies of Deborah and Golda Meir provide lessons in leadership for all of us.
Isaiah
  1. The Latter, or Major, Prophets (l) - Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel are known as the major prophets and wrote the books that bear their names. Each man told of his own fascinating contribution to the Bible.
  2. Has Evidence of the Prophet Isaiah Been Found? (l) - As intriguing discovery in Jerusalem may be hard evidence of the existence of the prophet Isaiah.
  3. 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.
  4. Profiles in Faith: Isaiah - A Prophet for Then and Now (l) - The relevance of Isaiah then and now.
  5. When Will Mankind Find Peace? (l) - Some 80 years removed from the horror of his youth, an old soldier turns his thoughts to peaceful pursuits. His story echoes an unrealized hope of mankind.
  6. Isaiah: Prophet of the New Mind (l) - Isaiah epitomizes the books of the Hebrew prophets. It is a classic.
  7. Peace in Nature - and Among All Peoples (l) - Peace throughout the natural realm-and a unified human race-the beautiful future God has planned for us.
Isaiah's prophecy
  1. Cyrus of Persia: The Words of a Prophet Come to Pass (l) - The cylinder of Cyrus records the remarkable fulfillment of Isaiah's prophecy of the rebuilding of Jerusalem.
Isaiah, book of
  1. Isaiah: Prophet of the New Mind (l) - Isaiah epitomizes the books of the Hebrew prophets. It is a classic.
Isaiah, message of
  1. Isaiah: Prophet of the New Mind (l) - Isaiah epitomizes the books of the Hebrew prophets. It is a classic.
Isandlwana
  1. When A Half Million Bullets Aren't Enough (l) - Are you living by the rules but still missing something? What is the proper balance between process and progress? In the battle of Isandlwana the British were technically correct but ended up being dead wrong.
Ishmael
  1. The Future of Jerusalem (l) - Jerusalem, although holy to three major religions, is a city of seemingly endless strife with no equitable solutions. What does the future hold for this long-troubled city?
  2. The Origins and Future of the Mideast Conflict Over Israel (l) - Why is there so much unrest in the Middle East? Why do we see constant strife between the Israelis and their neighbors? The answers to these questions didn't begin with the formation of the state of Israel in 1948. The history of these conflicts goes back 4,000 years and is recorded in a place many people would never think to look - the Bible!
  3. The Blessings of Abraham (Part 3 of 4) - Abraham's conflict between Isaac and Ishmael (l) - Abraham had many choices to make in his life; he also faced challenges that you and I would never want to face.
  4. The Middle East's Family Feud (l) - The Middle East continues to be a powder keg of violent unrest and political upheaval. What's the root cause of the seemingly never-ending conflict? And what is the solution to the world's oldest family feud?
  5. The Sons of Abraham (l) - The towering historical figures behind three religions -- Moses, Jesus Christ and Muhammad -- were all direct descendants of Abraham.
  6. The Biblical Origins of the Arab Peoples (l) - Why is there so much unrest in the Middle East? Why is there constant strife between the Israelis and Palestinians? The answers to these questions didn't begin with the formation of the state of Israel in 1948. The history of these conflicts goes back 4,000 years and is recorded in a place many people would never think to look-the Bible!
  7. Western Thinking About Middle East Misses Key Factor (l) - Say "Middle East" to people in other parts of the world, and they will think in terms of countries such as Jordan, Lebanon, Israel, Egypt, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, etc. Recent events have forced the average Westerner to become aware of the factor of religious sects within these countries. There is yet another factor about which we need to be aware in order to anticipate future events.
Ishmaelites
  1. The New Population Bomb and Prophecy (l) - One problem with the current population explosion is not so much how many people there will be in the future, but where this increase will be located.
Ishtar
  1. What Are the Real Origins of Easter? (l) - Millions assume that Easter, one of the world's major religious holidays, is found in the Bible. But is it? Have you ever looked into Easter's origins and customs and compared them with the Bible?
  2. Christians Who Don't Celebrate Easter: What Do They Know? (l) - Easter is the most important holiday for hundreds of millions of believers around the world. Yet thousands of Christians don't observe it. Do they know something that others don't?
  3. 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?
  4. 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?
  5. 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."
  6. 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.
ISIS
  1. Islamic Caliphate Declared: What Does It Mean? (l) - A new caliphate -- a transnational Islamic state commanding the allegiance of all Muslims -- has been declared by the leader of insurgents in Iraq and Syria. What does this portend for the rest of the world in the days ahead?
  2. Islamist Attacks Australian Police after Fatwa (l) - Government officials in Australia say the threat is real.
  3. Is Israel the Obstacle to Middle East Peace? (l) - Many believe peace would be achievable in the Middle East if not for the nagging problem of Israel. They blame the ongoing regional conflict on the Jewish state's recalcitrance in negotiations and even its very existence. But would there really be peace if Israel were out of the way? How is peace to truly come?
  4. ISIS Brutality Brings More Jordanian Involvement (l) - The harsh reality of the unbelievably brutal tactics employed by ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) continues to shock the world's sensibilities.
  5. An Age of Growing Chaos (l) - Bruised by two long wars, America began a retreat. Not surprisingly, others rushed into the vacuum.
  6. Iraq Pushes Back Against ISIS, Regains Some Ground (l) - Recently the Iraqi army recaptured the town of Tikrit, which had been controlled by the Islamic State (IS or ISIS) since last year. The pushing back and forth between extremists and opposing forces in the Middle East is ongoing.
  7. Russia ups the ante in Syria (l) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has been in power since 2000, stepping into the position previously occupied by his father until his death.
  8. Turkish-KurdishTensions Reach Boiling Point (l) - In an already unstable region, a divided Turkey opens the door for insurgents like ISIS to take further root.
  9. China to Take More ActiveRole in Syrian Crisis (l) - China is showing a growing interest in the Syrian conflict.
  10. Islamist Forces Inch Closer to Israel and Jordan (l) - The self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS or ISIS) continues to brutalize its way across the Middle East, with most of its activity centered in Iraq and Syria.
  11. ISIS Forces Birth Control on Female Slaves (l) - There's an Islamic law stating that a man must ensure that a woman who is enslaved to him cannot be pregnant in order to have intercourse with her.
  12. Islamic State Puts Israel in its Sights (l) - Despite daily U.S. and allied forces' airstrikes, the self-proclaimed Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) continues to seek the destruction of the Syrian state and the entirety of the current Middle East order. The focus on media attention is on ISIS' military campaigns and the intense violence that is their calling card.
  13. ISIS calls for violence against Russia (l) - The self-proclaimed Islamic State (or ISIS) continues to terrorize the Middle East while encouraging and supporting terrorist attacks abroad, especially in Europe, and influencing jihadist activity in the United States.
  14. Islamic State explains to West: "Why We Hate You" (l) - The leaders of the Islamic State (IS or ISIS) are nothing if not accomplished advocates and propagandists for their cause.
  15. Mideast Christians Face Fears, Questions Following ISIS Occupation (l) - Even if Iraqi forces and their supporters are able to push the Islamic State or ISIS out of its foothold in Iraq, prospects are not good for one of the most persecuted and brutalized groups fighting for liberation from ISIS -- Middle Eastern Christians
  16. July/August 2017 Current Events (l) - An overview of events and conditions around the world featured in the July/August 2017 issue of Beyond Today.
  17. Current Events & Trends September/October 2018 (l) - An overview of events and conditions around the world featured in the September/October 2018 issue of Beyond Today.
  18. Current Events & Trends (l) - An overview of events and conditions around the world featured in the March/April 2019 issue of Beyond Today.
Islam
  1. Appeasement's Role in the Terror War (l) - Following the July 7 terror bombings in London, many evoked memories of the blitz in World War II. Regrettably, that's not the only analogy with the Second World War that is appropriate.
  2. Terrorism in the 21st Century (l) - A World News and Prophecy interview with Christopher Dobson, an expert on terrorism.
  3. Appeasement in the Face of Danger: Deadly Parallels (l) - Following the July 7 terror bombings in London, many evoked memories of the blitz in World War II. Regrettably, that's not the only analogy with the Second World War that is appropriate.
  4. (l) - The following questions and answers represent issues of interest to young people who want sound biblical advice. Oct/Dec 2005.
  5. Cartoon Controversy: Is a Clash of Civilizations Inevitable? (l) - European newspapers showing cartoons of Muhammad provoked riots in a number of countries, leading to increasing talk of "a clash of civilizations" between the West and Islam.
  6. What Motivates Ahmadinejad? (l) - The president of Iran appears intent on developing nuclear weapons and has repeatedly threatened to wipe Israel off the face of the earth. In the West he is at times portrayed as a madman, but few realize the real motivating force behind his dream of triumphant Islam.
  7. "Islamic Imperialism" - The Commonality in Many of Today's Conflicts (l) - Were the events of Sept. 11 the result of U.S. foreign policy or part of a historic continuum that began with Islamic expansion in the seventh century?
  8. Radical Islam: An Arc of Extremism That Threatens the Globe (l) - In an Aug. 1 speech, British Prime Minister Tony Blair warned of an "arc of extremism" that extends across much of the Islamic world posing a very real threat to Western civilization. How great is this threat, and where is it leading?
  9. The Arab awakening and Islamic fundamentalism (l) - The unrest that began with Tunisia in December 2010 has spread to many other Middle Eastern countries. Other despotic rulers may well fall in addition to those already forced from power. But will we witness the emergence of secularist democracies supporting the West, as many hope? Or will the era of autocratic rulers in the Middle East morph into an Islamist confederation spanning the region?
  10. Does the Koran Promote Peace and Cooperation? (l) - Although many try to explain away much of the militant teaching of the Koran, a straightforward interpretation of the following sampling of verses plainly demonstrates Islam's views toward non-Muslims, including authorizing jihad - holy wars - against them.
  11. The History of Islam: What Does It Teach Us? (l) - When and how did the religion of Islam come into existence? What are its values and beliefs? How did it rise to dominate many nations? And will it ultimately persist?
  12. Islam in Europe: A Return to Religious Intolerance? (l) - For centuries Europeans fought wars over religion. Eventually, the proliferation of Protestant denominations led to greater tolerance. But now religious intolerance is back due to demographic changes that are changing the face of the continent.
  13. The Koran and Conquest: A Look at Islamic Theology (l) - Why do we hear of so much terrorism originating in the Muslim world? Will an examination of Islam's history and its holy book, the Koran, help us to understand?
  14. The Middle East: Focus of End-Time Prophecy (l) - We often see the Middle East catapulted to the forefront of news programs around the world. Even faraway nations are deeply affected by what happens in this volatile region. You need to understand what has been prophesied to occur there and why.
  15. The Jihadist Worldview: What's Behind the Mideast Brutality? (l) - The brutality of the Islamic State and various terrorist organizations is shocking and horrifying -- beheadings, suicide attacks, slaughter of prisoners and women forced into sexual slavery. What's really behind such barbarism? The truth may surprise you!
  16. Retaliatory Murders Intimidate Critics of Islam (l) - While those in the United States and other Western nations with the freedom of speech have the right to criticize any group within reason, retaliatory violence has created an atmosphere in which individuals and groups are afraid of offering even reasoned, respectful criticism.
  17. The Coming of Islam (l) - The descendants of Ishmael lived in relative obscurity throughout ancient history. This was to change dramatically with the prophet Muhammad and the religion he founded, Islam.
  18. Islamic Fundamentalism Resurges (l) - Inadvertently, American culture threatens the traditional way of life of all the Islamic peoples. This is a major cause of resentment if not outright hatred toward the United States.
  19. Anger Mounts Following Gulf War (l) - Where their holy land is involved, many Muslims tend to define the struggle -- and sometimes also the enemy -- in religious terms, seeing the American troops sent to free Kuwait and save Saudi Arabia from Saddam Hussein as infidel invaders and occupiers. This perception is heightened by America's unquestioned primacy among the powers of the infidel world.
  20. Not Enemies Forever (l) - Europeans, Arabs and Jews could gain much from cooperation. In the coming reign of the Messiah, the Christ, the descendants of all three groups will learn to flourish in cooperation and peace.
  21. Prophecy Being Fulfilled? (l) - Recent events have shown the world dividing into three competing systems, all vying for dominance in a rapidly changing world. Does Bible prophecy indicate which will survive?
  22. The Palace of Versailles -- Again at the Center of World Events (l) - Few news sources are reporting the growing rift between France and Germany on the one side and the United States, Britain and their allies on the other in a potential Middle East war. World News and Prophecy looks beyond the obvious, with the help of Bible prophecy to bring you unique perspective and clear understanding. You need to comprehend the forces shaping our world.
  23. Western Thinking About Middle East Misses Key Factor (l) - Say "Middle East" to people in other parts of the world, and they will think in terms of countries such as Jordan, Lebanon, Israel, Egypt, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, etc. Recent events have forced the average Westerner to become aware of the factor of religious sects within these countries. There is yet another factor about which we need to be aware in order to anticipate future events.
  24. 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?
  25. Religion of War or Peace? (l) - It is a mistake to consign those in favor of terrorism against the West to a tiny, insignificant lunatic fringe
  26. A War of Two Worlds (l) - What's behind Islamic religious extremists' war against the West?
  27. The Biblical Origins of the Arab Peoples (l) - Why is there so much unrest in the Middle East? Why is there constant strife between the Israelis and Palestinians? The answers to these questions didn't begin with the formation of the state of Israel in 1948. The history of these conflicts goes back 4,000 years and is recorded in a place many people would never think to look-the Bible!
  28. Words No One Wants to Hear From God (l) - As in so many wars in the past, combatants, their families and fellow citizens in the present and soon-to-be wars call on God for help. They sincerely expect that a divine being blesses, even orders their efforts and that His supernatural intervention will guarantee safety and success. Their hearts would melt should they hear what God has told others.
  29. Iraq and the Middle East: A Century of Turmoil Continues (l) - God has had a standard of righteous conduct that began at the time of the creation of Adam and has not changed since
  30. Asking the Tough Question: Has Religion Failed? (l) - Public figures speak warmly of all religions, attempting to foster unity and to ratchet down the hostility in the many current religious-based confrontations. But let's ask the tough question: Has religion done for mankind what it purports to do? Is the world community more peaceful? Are the individual citizens of the world more moral for the presence of religion? What can we anticipate the future will bring vis-ŕ-vis religion?
  31. Islamic Extremists Attack the West in Many Countries (l) - "Wars and rumors of wars" (Matthew 24:6) were prophesied by Jesus Christ to be a major area of concern at the time of "the end of the age" (verse 3). Interestingly, false religion was prophesied to precede these conflicts: "For many will come in My name, saying, 'I am the Christ,' and will deceive many" (verse 5).
  32. Seeing the World Scene Realistically (l) - The historic continuum and religious war between militant Islam and secularism.
  33. World News and Trends - Mar/Apr 2004 (l) - An Overview of Conditions Around the World, March/April 2004.
  34. Radical Islam -- a Threat to Freedom of Speech? (l) - Prominent media personalities on both sides of the Atlantic are in trouble for recent comments made about Islamic countries. Is freedom of speech threatened?
  35. What the West Doesn't Realize: It's in a Fight for Survival (l) - Islamic fundamentalist terrorists are a threat to the entire western world, and the West does not realize it is in a struggle for survival.
  36. Behind the Headlines ... America vs. Iraq or America vs. the World? (l) - One year after Sept. 11, in the debate on terrorism, America is often seen as the villain, no longer as the victim. Why do so many people around the world hate America?
  37. Has the Third World War Already Begun? (l) - A provocative new book by a French journalist says today's clash of civilizations constitutes the opening phases of a devastating global conflict.
  38. A Rising Tide of Islamic Fundamentalism (l) - What fuels Islamic fundamentalism? Exerpts from Foreign Affairs
  39. Bin Laden's Letter Offers Insight Into Islamic Fundamentalism (l) - Osama bin Laden's "Letter to America" emphasizes the role religion plays in the growing conflict between Islam and Western secularism.
  40. The Birth and Spread of Islam (l) - The beginnings of Islam.
  41. World News Review June 2004 (l) - World News Review for June, 2004.
  42. Political Correctness Hides the Truth (l) - Our relations with the rest of the world will only be helped if we clean up our nation and become a godlier people. "... if you diligently obey the voice of the LORD your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the LORD your God will set you high above all nations of the earth" (Deuteronomy 28:1).
  43. Debate About Islam Continues: Is It a Religion of Peace? (l) - Muslim officials have declared their peaceful intentions through messages at their annual hajj. U.S. President Bush and British Prime Minister Blair have publicly praised Islam as a religion of peace. Others challenge that assertion, as the debate goes on.
  44. World News and Trends - Jul/Aug 2003 (l) - With so much happening so quickly in today's world, how can you keep up? The Good News staff reviews dozens of news sources every day to bring you what's truly important.
Islam and Christianity
  1. Godly Solution to World Conflict (l) - The conflict between radical elements of Islam and Western Christian society is a clash over who is God--Allah or the Christian God? Is there a fundamental incompatibility between the two?
  2. Islamic State explains to West: "Why We Hate You" (l) - The leaders of the Islamic State (IS or ISIS) are nothing if not accomplished advocates and propagandists for their cause.
  3. Making Sense of a Fragmenting World (l) - Terrorist alerts...war with Iraq...the "axis of evil." How can we make sense of it all?
Islam and democracy
  1. Majority Rule May Spell Islamic Tyranny (l) - In discussing democracy, it's important to specify what is meant.
Islam and Europe
  1. A Page on the World: The Rise of Benedict XVI (l) - Subtitled: The Inside Story of How the Pope Was Elected and Where He Will Take the Catholic Church. By John L. Allen Jr., Doubleday, 2005, ISBN: 0385513208.
  2. Eurabia: A Voice Cries Out in Defense of Europe's Heritage (l) - With birthrates among traditional Europeans in decline while population growth in Europe's Muslim communities soar, one European voice asks whether Europe wants to preserve its cultural and religious identity.
Islam and Jefferson
  1. Jefferson Studies Koran to Fight War on Muslim Terrorists (l) - Jefferson and his fight against the Barbary pirates.
Islam and Jews
  1. Not Enemies Forever (l) - Europeans, Arabs and Jews could gain much from cooperation. In the coming reign of the Messiah, the Christ, the descendants of all three groups will learn to flourish in cooperation and peace.
Islam and oil
  1. Middle East Oil and the Clash of Two Civilizations (l) - The abundance of oil in the Middle East has aided and abetted the spread of Islam into the West and around the world.
Islam and Sudan
  1. Focus on Sudan -- More Than a Humanitarian Crisis (l) - The disaster in the Darfur region of Sudan is called "the worst humanitarian crisis in the world today." Why doesn't the United Nations simply stop it? Why don't the world's powerful nations step in to end the crisis? This article separates the tangled issues to show what is happening and why, as well as what to expect next.
Islam and temple
  1. Ground Zero Jerusalem (l) - The conflict between Israelis and Arabs is profoundly affecting your daily life. As worl history heads towards a crisis point at Ground Zero Jerusalem, what should our focus be?
Islam and terror
  1. Survey Shows Sobering Muslim Attitudes (l) - Out of a world population of about 7 billion, approximately one in four to five people -- 1.5 to 1.6 billion -- is Muslim (though some place the number of Muslims as high as 2 billion).
Islam and the pope
  1. The Man Who Would Be Pope (l) - Signs of Pope John Paul II's failing health clearly renew speculation that he may not live much longer. Who would replace him as the next leader of the Roman Catholic Church? What qualities will the cardinals look for in the man who would be pope?
Islam and the Temple Mount
  1. Jerusalem's Temple Mount: Center of Conflict Today (l) - A Good News Interview With Leen Ritmeyer, Ph.D. about Jerusalem's Temple Mount.
Islam and the West
  1. A Page on the World: The West's Last Chance (l) - Tony Blankley's subtitle asks, "Will We Win the Clash of Civilizations?" (2005, ISBN 0895260158).
  2. Islam vs. the West: Why the Clash of Civilizations? (l) - To comprehend why Islamic and Western civilization conflict so sharply requires studying the basic differences between their underlying philosophies. Make no mistake: The bare facts reveal that the West now finds itself in very serious jeopardy.
  3. Middle East Oil and the Clash of Two Civilizations (l) - The abundance of oil in the Middle East has aided and abetted the spread of Islam into the West and around the world.
Islam in America
  1. Make Up Your Mind, America! (l) - Is America a diverse culture of numerous religions that all worship the same God? Is it a secular or a Christian nation? Keith Ellison ignited an explosion of controversy by choosing the Koran as the book to hold during his ceremonial swearing in to the 110th U.S. Congress. There is an underlying issue involved that you will not read of in the mainstream media: America doesn't know its identity!
Islam in Asia
  1. Indonesia's Bashir a Lightning Rod (l) - Indonesia is the scene of some of the world's greatest tragedies of modern times. Much more than a region in need of aid, it is rich in history, the largest Muslim nation in the world--and a democracy. The recent release of militant Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Bashir reopened old wounds and may indicate a future direction away from the West.
Islam in Britain
  1. Appeasement's Role in the Terror War (l) - Following the July 7 terror bombings in London, many evoked memories of the blitz in World War II. Regrettably, that's not the only analogy with the Second World War that is appropriate.
  2. Appeasement in the Face of Danger: Deadly Parallels (l) - Following the July 7 terror bombings in London, many evoked memories of the blitz in World War II. Regrettably, that's not the only analogy with the Second World War that is appropriate.
  3. Mumbai Terror Attacks Highlight Global Nature of Threat From Radical Islam (l) - Political correctness is still making it difficult for people in the West to understand fully the seriousness of the threat from radical Islam.
  4. Atheism and Secularism Grow: Religion Wanes In Britain and Europe (l) - In Europe Christianity and biblical knowledge are on the wane.
Islam in Europe
  1. European Demographics and Bible Prophecy (l) - The demographic situation in Europe - particularly Western Europe - should cause us to consider how close we could be to the fulfillment of key end-time prophecies.
  2. Islamic Culture in Europe: Main Street or Side Street? (l) - Controversies over minarets and burkas highlight larger questions about the clash of cultures and whether Europe's religious heritage should be defended.
  3. 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.
  4. World News Review June 2004 (l) - World News Review for June, 2004.
Islam in France
  1. France at the Center of a Culture Clash (l) - The Economist reports that "the French breathed a collective sigh of relief on July 1st when the European Court of Human Rights upheld the country's 2010 ban on the wearing of full-faced veils in public places" ("Why the French Are so Strict About Islamic Head Coverings," July 6, 2014).
Islam in Germany
  1. Islamic Culture in Europe: Main Street or Side Street? (l) - Controversies over minarets and burkas highlight larger questions about the clash of cultures and whether Europe's religious heritage should be defended.
Islam in the U.S.
  1. What's Behind Islamic Terror? (l) - The world is horrified by regular bloody terrorist attacks in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Such attacks have also been carried out in Western nations such as the United States, Britain and Spain. What's behind this blood-soaked trend, and where is it leading?
Islam in U.S.
  1. Radical Muslim Minorities in America (l) - The vast majority of American Muslims are loyal citizens.
  2. One Nation Under Allah? (l) - Rejecting God and the nation's long history rooted in the Bible, American leaders and government increasingly embrace a religious belief system alien to the country's long-held values.
Islam interpretation
  1. Confusion Over What the Quran Teaches - Peace or War? (l) - Those who state that Islam is a peaceful religion usually point to several verses in the Quran to support their view.
Islam language
  1. Arabic -- the Semitic Language of the Arabs (l) - The cultural, intellectual and social mindset of a people has its roots in language.
Islam third wave
  1. Middle East Chaos: What's Happening and Why (l) - Once again the Middle East is being transformed before our eyes, with a near-constant stream of headlines describing chaos and upheaval. What does it mean? Where is it leading? You need to know the answers!
Islam vs Christianity
  1. What Lies Ahead for America? (l) - The world stood transfixed in the wake of a carefully planned series of hijackings that destroyed the world trade center, crippled the Pentagon and took the lives for more than 5,000 men women and children. On a sunny September morning, the world dramatically changed. What is the long term significance?
Islam vs the West
  1. Could Ahmadinejad Be Daniel's "King of the South"? (l) - American President Bush and Iranian President Ahmadinejad. That there could be any comparison at all initially seems improbable to say the least! But making the comparison yields both parallels and paradoxes, and it may predict a colossal confrontation in the making.
Islam's growth
  1. World News and Trends - May/June 2008 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world.
Islam, ahhabist
  1. Has the Third World War Already Begun? (l) - A provocative new book by a French journalist says today's clash of civilizations constitutes the opening phases of a devastating global conflict.
Islam, history of
  1. The Coming of Islam (l) - The descendants of Ishmael lived in relative obscurity throughout ancient history. This was to change dramatically with the prophet Muhammad and the religion he founded, Islam.
  2. The Birth and Spread of Islam (l) - The beginnings of Islam.
Islam, radical
  1. Nov. 2 -- A Sobering Lesson for Us All (l) - Election Day in the United States was a day of great significance around the world, but not just because of the election results.
  2. Our World Is Rapidly Changing - in Ways Foretold by Bible Prophecy (l) - Bible prophecy shows that we should keep an eye on Europe and the Middle East. Ongoing developments in both areas are rapidly reshaping our world in ways foretold centuries ago.
  3. A Page on the World: The West's Last Chance (l) - Tony Blankley's subtitle asks, "Will We Win the Clash of Civilizations?" (2005, ISBN 0895260158).
  4. "Without Blood on My Hands" (l) - We are called to live today by the laws of the coming Kingdom of God. We will meet our Maker without any blood on our hands.
Islam, uniting
  1. Has the Third World War Already Begun? (l) - A provocative new book by a French journalist says today's clash of civilizations constitutes the opening phases of a devastating global conflict.
Islamic anger
  1. Anger Mounts Following Gulf War (l) - Where their holy land is involved, many Muslims tend to define the struggle -- and sometimes also the enemy -- in religious terms, seeing the American troops sent to free Kuwait and save Saudi Arabia from Saddam Hussein as infidel invaders and occupiers. This perception is heightened by America's unquestioned primacy among the powers of the infidel world.
Islamic Brotherhood
  1. Israel: Growing Danger on Every Side (l) - One of the smallest democracies in the world faces increased hostility from its neighbors -- and even from its democratic friends in the West.
Islamic caliphate
  1. Osama bin Laden's Dream Lives On (l) - Osama bin Laden, whose al-Qaeda terror group was behind the devastating Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, has been dead for almost two years. But his dream lives on, and we see this being played out in headlines across the Middle East, Africa and South Asia.
  2. 20-Year Plan for a Global Caliphate (l) - It's remarkable to see what's been happening in the world in light of the al-Qaeda master plan from back in 2000 for establishing a world-dominating Islamic caliphate in seven steps over the course of 20 years.
  3. Islamic Caliphate Declared: What Does It Mean? (l) - A new caliphate -- a transnational Islamic state commanding the allegiance of all Muslims -- has been declared by the leader of insurgents in Iraq and Syria. What does this portend for the rest of the world in the days ahead?
  4. Iraq Pushes Back Against ISIS, Regains Some Ground (l) - Recently the Iraqi army recaptured the town of Tikrit, which had been controlled by the Islamic State (IS or ISIS) since last year. The pushing back and forth between extremists and opposing forces in the Middle East is ongoing.
Islamic empire
  1. The Coming of Islam (l) - The descendants of Ishmael lived in relative obscurity throughout ancient history. This was to change dramatically with the prophet Muhammad and the religion he founded, Islam.
Islamic expansion
  1. Thousand-Year-Old Lessons From the Crusades for Today (l) - Kingdom of Heaven is a movie about the Crusades, a clash of civilizations between Islam and Christianity that lasted two centuries. Could a similar clash of civilizations lie ahead?
  2. Middle East Chaos: What's Happening and Why (l) - Once again the Middle East is being transformed before our eyes, with a near-constant stream of headlines describing chaos and upheaval. What does it mean? Where is it leading? You need to know the answers!
Islamic extremeism
  1. Turmoil: What's Behind the Unrest Sweeping the Middle East? (l) - Riots and demonstrations have left governments trembling across North Africa and the Middle East. Is democracy about to triumph in the region, or could we see a very different outcome, one indicated by Bible prophecy?
Islamic extremism
  1. Could We Lose the War on Terror? (l) - A quarter century ago a nation in some ways not that different from the United States and Britain lost a war on terror. What lessons can we learn from that conflict so history does not repeat itself?
  2. Islamic Extremism is not Merely a Symptom of Politics (l) - Islamic extremists are waging a war on the West, with Europe in particular under fire most recently.
  3. Islamic Fundamentalism Resurges (l) - Inadvertently, American culture threatens the traditional way of life of all the Islamic peoples. This is a major cause of resentment if not outright hatred toward the United States.
  4. Radical Islam -- a Threat to Freedom of Speech? (l) - Prominent media personalities on both sides of the Atlantic are in trouble for recent comments made about Islamic countries. Is freedom of speech threatened?
  5. Words No One Wants to Hear From God (l) - As in so many wars in the past, combatants, their families and fellow citizens in the present and soon-to-be wars call on God for help. They sincerely expect that a divine being blesses, even orders their efforts and that His supernatural intervention will guarantee safety and success. Their hearts would melt should they hear what God has told others.
  6. Making Sense in a Senseless Neighborhood (l) - After three years of ruling the Kingdom of Jordan, Abdullah II is beginning to step out from the long shadow of his famous father, King Hussein. What is emerging is worth noting, with perhaps an even longer view to the future.
  7. Iraq and the Middle East: A Century of Turmoil Continues (l) - God has had a standard of righteous conduct that began at the time of the creation of Adam and has not changed since
  8. Islamic Extremists Attack the West in Many Countries (l) - "Wars and rumors of wars" (Matthew 24:6) were prophesied by Jesus Christ to be a major area of concern at the time of "the end of the age" (verse 3). Interestingly, false religion was prophesied to precede these conflicts: "For many will come in My name, saying, 'I am the Christ,' and will deceive many" (verse 5).
  9. Prophecy Being Fulfilled? (l) - Recent events have shown the world dividing into three competing systems, all vying for dominance in a rapidly changing world. Does Bible prophecy indicate which will survive?
  10. Can We Win the War on Terror? (l) - The world is at war. It's not the long-envisioned nuclear exchange, but don't count nuclear weapons out. This is a shadowy war of principle, one the United States, Britain and their allies are ill-equipped to win.
Islamic federation
  1. Current Events and Trends May/June 2018 (l) - An overview of events and conditions around the world featured in the May/June 2018 issue of Beyond Today.
Islamic fervor
  1. What's Behind the Turmoil in Egypt? (l) - Recent headlines have been filled with accounts of riots, protests and demonstrations in several Middle Eastern countries. What's behind them? What does it all mean? Does Bible prophecy provide any clues?
Islamic fundamentalism
  1. Will America Run Away From Iraq? (l) - Does America have the will to endure a protracted conflict in the Middle East? Or will it follow its pattern of withdrawing in the face of determined resistance from both inside and outside the country?
  2. Is Israel the Obstacle to Middle East Peace? (l) - Many believe peace would be achievable in the Middle East if not for the nagging problem of Israel. They blame the ongoing regional conflict on the Jewish state's recalcitrance in negotiations and even its very existence. But would there really be peace if Israel were out of the way? How is peace to truly come?
  3. Will America Remain Great? (l) - The campaign slogan "Make America Great Again" catapulted candidate Donald Trump into the world's most powerful office. Yet, though diminished in recent years, America is already great in important respects -- but for how long?
  4. Islamic Fundamentalism Resurges (l) - Inadvertently, American culture threatens the traditional way of life of all the Islamic peoples. This is a major cause of resentment if not outright hatred toward the United States.
  5. Anger Mounts Following Gulf War (l) - Where their holy land is involved, many Muslims tend to define the struggle -- and sometimes also the enemy -- in religious terms, seeing the American troops sent to free Kuwait and save Saudi Arabia from Saddam Hussein as infidel invaders and occupiers. This perception is heightened by America's unquestioned primacy among the powers of the infidel world.
  6. Still Not Fully Realized -- The West Is Fighting for Its Survival (l) - Islamic fundamentalism became front-page news after Sept. 11 -- but that doesn't mean there was no problem earlier. There certainly was plenty of warning, although nobody could have predicted the precise way in which fundamentalists would get the West's attention. Few would have listened anyway.
  7. A Rising Tide of Islamic Fundamentalism (l) - What fuels Islamic fundamentalism? Exerpts from Foreign Affairs
  8. What the West Doesn't Realize: It's in a Fight for Survival (l) - Islamic fundamentalist terrorists are a threat to the entire western world, and the West does not realize it is in a struggle for survival.
  9. Bin Laden's Letter Offers Insight Into Islamic Fundamentalism (l) - Osama bin Laden's "Letter to America" emphasizes the role religion plays in the growing conflict between Islam and Western secularism.
Islamic hatred
  1. Islamic Fundamentalism Resurges (l) - Inadvertently, American culture threatens the traditional way of life of all the Islamic peoples. This is a major cause of resentment if not outright hatred toward the United States.
Islamic history
  1. Resources to Learn More About Islam's History and Theology (l) - The views of liberal Western writers, academics and politicians, plus moderate Muslims, dominate the mainstream media's views of Islam's history and theology.
Islamic immigration
  1. Europe at a Crossroads (l) - Europe may be waking up to a new reality -- that waves of Muslim immigrants and Islamic terror attacks are transforming the continent before our eyes. Does Bible prophecy indicate where events might be heading?
Islamic intolerance
  1. Islam in Europe: A Return to Religious Intolerance? (l) - For centuries Europeans fought wars over religion. Eventually, the proliferation of Protestant denominations led to greater tolerance. But now religious intolerance is back due to demographic changes that are changing the face of the continent.
Islamic perceptions
  1. Key to the Middle East-Seek First to Understand (l) - The poor of the world will suffer one more time before Christ intervenes with His form of government that will bring a lasting and secure peace.
Islamic radicalism
  1. An Incendiary Arc of Instability (l) - Hamas' surprising victory in the Palestinian elections casts a giant shadow over the hoped-for road map to peace. It may even lead to a bloody conflict of massive proportions in the Middle East.
Islamic radicals
  1. Koran Contest - Kids Get Guns, Grenades (l) - For the last three years a Somali radio station run by the al-Shabab militant IsJlamist group has held a knowledge and Koran-reciting contest for children ages 10 to 17 during the month of Ramadan.
Islamic state
  1. Apocalyptic Prophecies Drive Fighting in Syria (l) - Since it began in 2011, the war in Syria has killed more than 170,000 people.
  2. Islamic State Exploiting Power Vacuum (l) - For 13 years now al-Qaeda has been the face of terror and Islamic extremism, both feared and hated in the West. But now their hold on the Middle East and the loyalty of Islamic militants may be slipping.
  3. Islamic State Leaders Seek to Spread Terror to the West (l) - While the world collectively gasps at the horrific violence employed by the recently declared Islamic State (IS) in the Middle East, including beheadings of captured Westerners, to date there hasn't been much tangible fear throughout Western nations. The Islamic State's control over large parts of Iraq and Syria seems in the West to be still far away -- especially with the West now conducting attacks against IS positions.
  4. The Jihadist Worldview: What's Behind the Mideast Brutality? (l) - The brutality of the Islamic State and various terrorist organizations is shocking and horrifying -- beheadings, suicide attacks, slaughter of prisoners and women forced into sexual slavery. What's really behind such barbarism? The truth may surprise you!
  5. Islamist Forces Inch Closer to Israel and Jordan (l) - The self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS or ISIS) continues to brutalize its way across the Middle East, with most of its activity centered in Iraq and Syria.
  6. Islamic State Puts Israel in its Sights (l) - Despite daily U.S. and allied forces' airstrikes, the self-proclaimed Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) continues to seek the destruction of the Syrian state and the entirety of the current Middle East order. The focus on media attention is on ISIS' military campaigns and the intense violence that is their calling card.
Islamic terrorism
  1. 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?
  2. What's Behind Islamic Terror? (l) - The world is horrified by regular bloody terrorist attacks in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Such attacks have also been carried out in Western nations such as the United States, Britain and Spain. What's behind this blood-soaked trend, and where is it leading?
  3. When Terror Strikes (l) - In Paris and San Bernardino, people were going about their everyday lives. Little did they know that within a matter of minutes, dozens would be killed or maimed in vicious terrorist attacks. What do we need to learn from these horrific events?
  4. Muslim Terrorist Carries out Most Deadly Shooting in U.S. history (l) - In the wake of the June 12 terrorist attack at an Orlando gay night club, we need to consider what's happened. Many call it "senseless violence," yet there is in fact a sense to it that is quite disturbing -- as is the failure of many to admit that.
Islamic theology
  1. Resources to Learn More About Islam's History and Theology (l) - The views of liberal Western writers, academics and politicians, plus moderate Muslims, dominate the mainstream media's views of Islam's history and theology.
Islamic violence
  1. What's Behind Today's Worldwide Wave of Terrorism? (l) - Passenger jets blown out of the sky, suicide bombings that deliberately target innocent civilians, men who shoot fleeing children in the back -- what do these horrors have in common, and why?
  2. Are Islamic Beliefs Compatible with Western Culture? (l) - As migrants continue to seek asylum in the relative peace of Europe's borders, many questions must be asked, chief among them being whether two very different cultural systems can coexist peacefully.
Islamic women
  1. Infidel (l) - Ayaan Hirsi Ali has written a remarkable book about her experiences as a Somali Muslim woman in Kenya, Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia and the Netherlands.
Islamist plan
  1. 20-Year Plan for a Global Caliphate (l) - It's remarkable to see what's been happening in the world in light of the al-Qaeda master plan from back in 2000 for establishing a world-dominating Islamic caliphate in seven steps over the course of 20 years.
Islamist revolutions
  1. Israel's Growing Isolation: Where Will It Lead? (l) - For the first time in its history, Israel finds itself without a single dependable friend in the Middle East. For decades, it maintained a cold peace with Egypt and a warm one with Turkey, but both have evaporated recently. What do the major changes occurring in the Middle East mean for the future?
Islamist rule
  1. Revisiting the Arab Spring (l) - Several months ago historian and political commentator Walter Laqueur voiced his concerns in World Affairs about the unexpected end results of the much-heralded Arab Spring.
Islamists
  1. The Downside of the Arab Spring (l) - The Arab Spring brought the prospects for democratic development, but also the very real risks of Islamic ascension, political and economic chaos, humanitarian disaster and the persecution of Christians.
  2. Who Will Dominate the Middle East? (l) - As America pulls out of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, other powers are rushing in to fill the vacuum. Domestic, regional and global forces are all vying for influence. Where are events in the ever-volatile Middle East headed?
  3. A Closer Look at the Muslim Brotherhood (l) - It's important to pay attention to the organization that has made the most significant gains through the Arab uprisings -- al-Ikhwan al-Muslimun, the Muslim Brotherhood, the godfather of all Islamic supremacist groups. With representative political parties and social organizations throughout Muslim nations, and numerous outreach arms in Western countries, it is perceived by many in the West as a moderate, peaceable association.
  4. Osama bin Laden's Dream Lives On (l) - Osama bin Laden, whose al-Qaeda terror group was behind the devastating Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, has been dead for almost two years. But his dream lives on, and we see this being played out in headlines across the Middle East, Africa and South Asia.
  5. Will the World See a New Caliphate? (l) - What can we expect will happen as Islamists take charge in the nations of the Arab uprisings? Turkey and other experiments in Muslim democracy give us some precedent. And on the horizon, the Islamist dream looms -- a restored empire of Islam. What does this mean for the future of the Middle East and the world?
Islamists in Pakistan
  1. Pakistan: A Nuclear-Armed Power Walks a Tightrope (l) - Pakistan's pro-Western leader has now survived three assassination attempts and is under increasing pressure from Islamic militants. If he falls, Pakistan will likely fall with him. If that happens, radical Islamists will likely gain control of Pakistan's arsenal of nuclear weapons.
Isolation
  1. Isolation a major factor in addiction (l) - Drug addiction is viewed by many in terms of chemical dependency -- where the body and brain become altered to the point of apparent physical need that drives compulsion to stay on the drugs. This is valid to some degree.
Isolationism
  1. American Isolation: Will history repeat itself? (l) - Is America now beginning to enter another isolationist phase?
Israel
  1. World News and Trends - Nov/Dec 2004 (l) - An Overview of Conditions Around the World, Mov/Dec 2004
  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. Some Things Don't Change (l) - You won't find anyone more optimistic, more hopeful for the future, more confident that world peace lies ahead, than those of us who are listening to what God says.
  4. Five Significant Trends of 2006 (l) - What are some of last year's really important benchmark events and trends? How does the Bible pass judgment on these happenings today?
  5. (l) - Recently Prime Minister Olmert told an Israeli newspaper that Israel's survival depends on the creation of a viable Palestinian state.
  6. 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.
  7. World News and Trends - July/August 2008 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. July 2008
  8. Will Israel Attack Iran? (l) - Worries about a nuclear-armed Iran are real, and Israel is in the crosshairs. Will the Israelis act, and if so, when?
  9. Will New Leadership at Home and Abroad Bring Israel Unacceptable Security Risks? (l) - Not long after U.S. President-elect Obama assumes office, the Israeli nation will choose a new prime minister. The stark choice is very likely to be between Tzipi Livni and former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Provisional American plans for the road to peace may actually threaten Israel's future security.
  10. World News & Trends Jan 2009 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Jan. 2009
  11. Springtime in Israel (l) - Will Israel take preemptive military action to destroy Iran's nuclear production capacity?
  12. World News & Trends - January/February 2011 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Jan 2011
  13. Does Israel Matter? (l) - U.S. President Barack Obama recently called on Israel to return to its pre-1967 borders as the basis for a solution to its conflict with the Palestinians. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu countered that this is a non-starter. Why is this so critical, and does Israel really matter in the scope of things?
  14. Pressures on Israel Intensify (l) - Israel is a tiny nation besieged by serious problems on every side.
  15. Israel's Growing Isolation: Where Will It Lead? (l) - For the first time in its history, Israel finds itself without a single dependable friend in the Middle East. For decades, it maintained a cold peace with Egypt and a warm one with Turkey, but both have evaporated recently. What do the major changes occurring in the Middle East mean for the future?
  16. Israel: Growing Danger on Every Side (l) - One of the smallest democracies in the world faces increased hostility from its neighbors -- and even from its democratic friends in the West.
  17. Israel's Encirclement Crisis Continues (l) - End-time prophecy focuses primarily on two regions of the globe -- Europe and the Middle East. European leaders are certainly dogged by many knotty difficulties at present, but the Middle East has been beset by one major crisis after another recently -- some occurring simultaneously.
  18. Is it Wise for Israel to Strike Syria Now? (l) - Your Bible reveals that at the time of the end, there will be much turmoil in the Middle East.
  19. Israel: A Nation in Constant Peril (l) - Hostility against the Jewish state, encircled by antagonistic countries, threatens to get completely out of control. How will Jerusalem cope with these anti-Semitic outbursts? What does the Bible reveal about this vulnerable nation's destiny?
  20. Israel Seriously Impacted (l) - It is time to remind ourselves of just who remains ultimately in control over all these frightening world events.
  21. As America Retreats, a Dangerous World Emerges (l) - What happens when the world's policeman hangs up his badge and gun and retires into the sunset? We're beginning to get a sobering firsthand look.
  22. Why Israel Matters (l) - Jesus Christ told the multitudes they needed to discern their time. Can we discern our world and the time we are in and be moved to repentance and action? An important factor is recognizing the significance of Israel in Bible prophecy.
  23. God's Plan for the Middle East (l) - The news out of the Middle East today leaves us with little hope and very little good news. Does anyone have solutions to these huge problems?
  24. Is Israel the Obstacle to Middle East Peace? (l) - Many believe peace would be achievable in the Middle East if not for the nagging problem of Israel. They blame the ongoing regional conflict on the Jewish state's recalcitrance in negotiations and even its very existence. But would there really be peace if Israel were out of the way? How is peace to truly come?
  25. Two-State Plan Is a Means to Israel's Destruction (l) - In October 2014, Sweden's government officially recognized a state of Palestine, and Britain's parliament called for recognizing it in a non-binding motion -- the former British foreign secretary Jack Straw stating that the only thing the Israeli government understands is pressure, as if Israel is the unreasonable party in negotiations. France's parliament issued the same call in December.
  26. A lonely future for Israel? (l) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Israeli government, the newest version of which is just a few months old, continues to have problems with its closest allies in diplomacy and in generating positive public opinion for Israel.
  27. January/February 2018 (l) - An overview of events and conditions around the world featured in the January/February 2018 issue of Beyond Today.
  28. Are all Israelites Jews? (l) - Most people assume the Jewish people are the sole remaining descendants of the ancient nation of Israel. This assumption, however, is incorrect.
  29. Life in a Dangerous Neighborhood (l) - Against all odds, Israel manages to not just survive but to thrive. It's an astounding story and one that, amazingly enough, was indicated ages ago in Bible prophecy.
  30. God's Enduring Love for Israel (l) - The 70-year existence of the modern Jewish state is part of a much greater story -- that of God's committed love for His people as part of a plan that will culminate in offering salvation to the whole world.
  31. Bible Prophecy and You (5/2018) (l) - What does Bible prophecy tell us about the future of the Middle East? Will this troubled area ever see peace? If so, how will it come about?
Israel 1967
  1. The Six-Day War--40 Years Later (l) - Many events have shaped the modern Middle East--perhaps none more than the Six-Day War in 1967. Sadly, Israel and Jerusalem remain a source of contention, with more conflict to come.
Israel and Arabs
  1. The Origins and Future of the Mideast Conflict Over Israel (l) - Why is there so much unrest in the Middle East? Why do we see constant strife between the Israelis and their neighbors? The answers to these questions didn't begin with the formation of the state of Israel in 1948. The history of these conflicts goes back 4,000 years and is recorded in a place many people would never think to look - the Bible!
  2. The Arab revolution's impact on Israel (l) - The focus of much of the world's media continues to be on the revolution sweeping through the Arab world. Yet the eventual impact on the state of Israel could be crucial to its future.
  3. Why Is Israel the Focus of Muslim Hostility? (l) - At the heart of the ongoing conflict in the Middle East is ongoing hatred among Muslim nations toward Israel and the Jewish people. What are the underlying causes?
  4. The Middle East's Family Feud (l) - The Middle East continues to be a powder keg of violent unrest and political upheaval. What's the root cause of the seemingly never-ending conflict? And what is the solution to the world's oldest family feud?
Israel and demographics
  1. Demographic Trends: A Warning to the Western World (l) - A century ago big families were common in the Western world. Today the opposite is true. While the West fails to reproduce, third world countries have high birthrates. The result is a massive migration from the third world to the West.
Israel and Egypt
  1. Pressures on Israel Intensify (l) - Israel is a tiny nation besieged by serious problems on every side.
  2. Israel's Growing Isolation: Where Will It Lead? (l) - For the first time in its history, Israel finds itself without a single dependable friend in the Middle East. For decades, it maintained a cold peace with Egypt and a warm one with Turkey, but both have evaporated recently. What do the major changes occurring in the Middle East mean for the future?
  3. A Prayer for Jerusalem is a Prayer for World Peace (l) - On March 23, 2014, thousands of Palestinians marched to show support for Hamas leadership. This is a boon for the self-stated cause of Hamas -- to destroy the state of Israel. Hamas, which governs the Arab residents of the Gaza Strip, has close ties to violent terrorist organizations of the region.
Israel and Gaza
  1. World News & Trends: July/August 2010 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. July 2010
Israel and Iran
  1. World News and Trends - Jan/Feb 2006 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Jan/Feb 2006.
  2. Will Iran Provoke Nuclear War in 2006? (l) - How far will Iran go with its nuclear program? Will diplomacy curtail it? Will the Israelis knock it out from the air? Will the United States soon be involved in another war?
  3. World News and Trends - March/April 2007 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. March 2007.
  4. Will Iran Be Stopped by Diplomacy? (l) - America has some 180,000 military people in Iraq and Afghanistan still trying to establish democratic stability in those two troubled nations. President George W. Bush is also hampered by a Congress urging direct talks with Iran and even contemplating restraints on potential American military strikes. But will the only credible alternative option, diplomacy, really work with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at the controls?
  5. World News & Trends May 2009 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. May 2009
  6. World News & Trends Sept. 2009 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. September 2009.
  7. World News & Trends January 2010 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. January 2010
Israel and Islam
  1. Why Is Israel the Focus of Muslim Hostility? (l) - At the heart of the ongoing conflict in the Middle East is ongoing hatred among Muslim nations toward Israel and the Jewish people. What are the underlying causes?
Israel and nuclear weapons
  1. World News & Trends: July/August 2009 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. July 2009
Israel and Palestinians
  1. Israel's Growing Isolation: Where Will It Lead? (l) - For the first time in its history, Israel finds itself without a single dependable friend in the Middle East. For decades, it maintained a cold peace with Egypt and a warm one with Turkey, but both have evaporated recently. What do the major changes occurring in the Middle East mean for the future?
Israel and prostitution
  1. World News Review Nov 2004 (l) - World News Review - November 2004.
Israel and Saudi Arabia
  1. Israel: A Nation in Dire Peril (l) - The year 1948 saw the birth of the modern state of Israel, transforming a significant portion of the Jewish people from a scattered nation (a diaspora or dispersion) into a nation-state with real sovereignty.
Israel and the Geneva peace plan
  1. World News and Trends - Jan/Feb 2004 (l) - An Overview of Conditions Around the World, Jan/Feb 2004.
Israel and the U.S.
  1. World News & Trends May 2010 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. May 2010
Israel and Turkey
  1. Erdogan's Grand Vision for Turkey and the Arab World (l) - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan's actions and words confirm his country's independence in determining its foreign affairs. What course is he charting for Turkey's future?
  2. Push for Palestinian Statehood (l) - In September 2011, the U.N. General Assembly is expected to vote on a resolution recognizing Palestinian statehood," a Heritage Foundation report states.
  3. Israel's Growing Isolation: Where Will It Lead? (l) - For the first time in its history, Israel finds itself without a single dependable friend in the Middle East. For decades, it maintained a cold peace with Egypt and a warm one with Turkey, but both have evaporated recently. What do the major changes occurring in the Middle East mean for the future?
Israel and wars
  1. Israel at 70 (l) - As modern Israel turns 70, we look back at what led up to the amazing reestablishment of a Jewish state in the Holy Land after centuries of exile, and the struggle endured since -- and ahead to promises and yearning yet unfulfilled.
Israel and water
  1. World News Review November 1999 (l) - World news - Nov 1993
Israel as a state
  1. 2. A Jewish Homeland will be Established in Israel (l) - "And in that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which faces Jerusalem on the east. And the Mount of Olives shall be split in two, from east to west, making a very large valley; half of the mountain shall move toward the north and half of it toward the south" (Zechariah 14:1-4 [1] Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee. [2] For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city. [3] Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle. [4] And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south. ).
Israel at 50
  1. Israel at 50: A Saga of War and Peace (l) - Much of Israel's 50-year history is a chronicle of wars and other conflicts with her Arab neighbors. What does the future hold for this nation?
Israel bombing
  1. Dancing With Death (l) - Bombing of a Jewish wedding celebration (May 2001)
Israel in prophecy
  1. A Coming Divine Deliverance for Israel (l) - Regional forces arrayed against the modern state of Israel are very formidable. It may alarm some to learn that Bible prophecy says things are going to go awry in the long run.
  2. Israel's Growing Isolation: Where Will It Lead? (l) - For the first time in its history, Israel finds itself without a single dependable friend in the Middle East. For decades, it maintained a cold peace with Egypt and a warm one with Turkey, but both have evaporated recently. What do the major changes occurring in the Middle East mean for the future?
Israel kings
  1. The Throne of the Lord (l) - The king at the time of the Exodus and for the next nearly 400 years was the Rock of Israel, the Eternal God Himself -- in fact, the preincarnate Word, Jesus Christ...
Israel of God
  1. Israel: Small but Significant (l) - "This is Jerusalem; I have set her in the center of nations, with countries all around her." Ezekiel 5:5
Israel public relations
  1. Media Blitz Against Israel (l) - Israel is mostly pictured in this whole scenario as the bad guy. It looks very much like the Israelis fell into a trap set by the Iranians, sponsors of Hezbollah.
Israel Stele
  1. The First Mention of Israel (l) - An archaeological find from the 19th century clearly establishes Israel as a nation inhabiting Palestine in the 13th century BC.
Israel the temporary kingdom of God
  1. Israel: God's Temporal Kingdom (l) - Through David, God established a dynasty of kings over Israel. Christ Himself, Old Testament Israel was the temporary kingdom of God. As "the Son of David, the Son of Abraham" Jesus was born to inherit David's throne.
Israel vs Jews
  1. Are all Israelites Jews? (l) - Most people assume the Jewish people are the sole remaining descendants of the ancient nation of Israel. This assumption, however, is incorrect.
Israel wall
  1. Return to Jerusalem (l) - In Jerusalem there is a mixture of many old things that never change along with some new features that create major change.
Israel's birthrate
  1. Thousand-Year-Old Lessons From the Crusades for Today (l) - Kingdom of Heaven is a movie about the Crusades, a clash of civilizations between Islam and Christianity that lasted two centuries. Could a similar clash of civilizations lie ahead?
Israel's birthright promise
  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.
Israel's danger
  1. The Downside of the Arab Spring (l) - The Arab Spring brought the prospects for democratic development, but also the very real risks of Islamic ascension, political and economic chaos, humanitarian disaster and the persecution of Christians.
Israel's deliverance
  1. National Deliverance from Egyptian Slavery (l) - national deliverance from Egyptian slavery prefigured our own personal redemption from sin. Christ is our Passover
Israel's exodus
  1. Mankind's Choice: Freedom or Slavery (l) - Captivity begins with human choice, spirit and character. Discover how we can we freed from spiritual slavery.
Israel's fall
  1. The Later Kings of Israel--A Kingdom's Downfall (l) - The previous issue presented archaeological evidence that confirms and clarifies the biblical record of the early kings of the northern 10 tribes of Israel after the death of Solomon. We continue the story with the later kings and downfall of the kingdom.
  2. Were All the Israelites Deported? (l) - Many scholars have challenged the Bible's claim that the entire population of the northern kingdom went into Assyrian captivity. Some think most of the Israelites fled south and assimilated into the population of the kingdom of Judah. What really happened? Let's examine the record.
Israel's innovation
  1. Israel's Amazing Accomplishments (l) - In its short history the state of Israel has become one of the world's greatest scientific and technological innovators. What are some of its achievements, inventions and innovations that are making a significant difference in global society?
Israel's resettlement
  1. Prophecies of Israel's Resettlement in Northwestern Europe (l) - Biblical passages indicate that the captive Israelites would eventually move on from their land of exile in northern Mesopotamia to ultimately settle in Northwestern Europe-the major maritime and coastal region north and west of their Middle Eastern homeland.
Israel's size
  1. The State of Israel: Small but Significant (l) - Israel's significance despite its small size.
Israel's survival
  1. 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?
Israel's ten tribes
  1. Is America Identified in Bible Prophecy? (l) - The Bible identifies a number of nations that are relatively minor players on the world scene. Does it make sense that the most powerful nation in the world would go unnoticed and unmentioned in Bible prophecy? Can we know America's identity in Bible prophecy?
Israel, ancient
  1. Are All Israelites Jews? (l) - The northern coalition of tribes, the kingdom or house of Israel, had already become an independent nation, separate from the house of Judah, by the time the word Jew first appears in the biblical narrative. In fact, the first time the term appears in the King James Version of the Bible, Israel was at war with the Jews (2Kings 16:5-6).
  2. Were All the Israelites Deported? (l) - Many scholars have challenged the Bible's claim that the entire population of the northern kingdom went into Assyrian captivity. Some think most of the Israelites fled south and assimilated into the population of the kingdom of Judah. What really happened? Let's examine the record.
  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. 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.
  5. What Is a Biblical Covenant? (l) - Covenants are simply binding agreements between two or more parties. God Himself designed the covenant He made with Abraham and his descendants. When God makes a covenant, He will always perform what He has bound Himself to do.
  6. Israel's Golden Age (l) - The golden age of Israel under David and Solomon.
  7. 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.
  8. Israel: God's Temporal Kingdom (l) - Through David, God established a dynasty of kings over Israel. Christ Himself, Old Testament Israel was the temporary kingdom of God. As "the Son of David, the Son of Abraham" Jesus was born to inherit David's throne.
  9. 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.
  10. Jeroboam: King of the Northern Ten Tribes (l) - The example of Jeroboam, the first king of the ten tribes of Israel.
  11. An Ancient Inscription Proves King David Was Real (l) - Archaeological excavations continue to uphold the events of the Bible.
  12. The Early Kings of Israel: A Kingdom Divided (l) - History and archaeological evidence of the early kings of Israel.
  13. America and Britain's Global Reach -- Prophesied in the Bible? (l) - The United States and Britain combined to defeat European tyranny in two world wars, then Iraqi tyranny twice in the last 12 years. Why has it fallen to them to police the world?
  14. Archaeology and the Book of Exodus: Exit From Egypt (l) - Discoveries confirm the Exodus account of the Bible.
  15. Jericho: The Lesson of Not Coming Into Sin (l) - Ancient Israel had to learn a painful tragic lesson at Jericho. What should Christians today learn from their experience?
  16. The Mighty Assyrian Empire Emerges From the Dust (l) - The excavations at Nineveh and other cities in the area yielded a staggering wealth of evidence that confirmed many details of the Bible account.
  17. Mankind's Choice: Freedom or Slavery (l) - Captivity begins with human choice, spirit and character. Discover how we can we freed from spiritual slavery.
  18. Archaeology and the Book of Exodus: Exit From Egypt (3/97) (l) - Archaeologists have made many significant discoveries that make the book of Exodus and the Israelites time in Egypt come alive.
  19. The Exodus Controversy (l) - Did the Exodus really happen? Did God deliver the ancient Israelites from Egyptian slavery as the Bible describes? Contrary views have generated much publicity, but the facts of the Bible's side of the argument are seldom considered.
  20. Jericho: Does the Evidence Disprove or Prove the Bible? (l) - The archaeological evidence from Jericho supports the accuracy of the Bible.
  21. King Solomon's Reign: Israel's Golden Years (l) - What has archaeology revealed about King solomon's reign in the 10th century B.C.? Remarkably,there is much evidence to corroborate the biblical accounts.
  22. The Later Kings of Israel: A Kingdom's Downfall (l) - Archaeological evidence of the fall of the Kingdom of Israel.
  23. Profiles of Faith: Elijah: Uprooting Evil From the Land (l) - Ancient Israel was sliding even more swiftly into abject paganism. God sent Elijah to reverse this disastrous into heathenism.
Israel, attacks on
  1. The Israeli-Hamas Fight Continues (l) - The latest war between Israel and Gaza proved to be one of the most violent and polarizing yet.
Israel, children of
  1. 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.
Israel, congregation 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.
Israel, future of
  1. 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.
Israel, hatred of
  1. The New (Anti-Semitic) World Order (l) - Anti-Semitism is nothing new. It's been around since ancient times. Even within living memory of the deaths of 6 million Jews in the Holocaust, anti-Semitism is back, with an increasing number of violent threats and attacks directed at Jewish targets.
Israel, history of
  1. The Rise and Fall of Ancient Israel (l) - God not only says that He can reveal the future; He also claims the power to bring it to pass. Nowhere is this more evident than in the remarkable prophecies of what would happen to Abraham's descendants through Jacob's offspring, the 12 tribes of Israel.
  2. 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.
Israel, kingdom of
  1. Jeroboam: King of the Northern Ten Tribes (l) - The example of Jeroboam, the first king of the ten tribes of Israel.
Israel, lost 10 tribes of
  1. 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.
Israel, lost ten tribes of
  1. Advocates of British-Israelism (l) - Focusing on the biblical promises, some scholars have undertaken extensive research to advance the knowledge that God's promised blessings to Abraham's descendants have largely been fulfilled in the British and American peoples.
  2. Were All the Israelites Deported? (l) - Many scholars have challenged the Bible's claim that the entire population of the northern kingdom went into Assyrian captivity. Some think most of the Israelites fled south and assimilated into the population of the kingdom of Judah. What really happened? Let's examine the record.
  3. Jeroboam: King of the Northern Ten Tribes (l) - The example of Jeroboam, the first king of the ten tribes of Israel.
Israel, modern
  1. Israel's Amazing Story: Fulfillment of Bible Prophecy (l) - As American writer Saul Bellow asked, "What is it that led the Jews to place themselves, after the greatest disaster in their history [the Holocaust], in a danger zone?" The surprising truth is that Jewish rule over Jerusalem is an essential element of end-time biblical prophecy!
  2. World News Review Nov 2004 (l) - World News Review - November 2004.
  3. Major International Challenges Confront President Bush's Second Term (l) - The world looks very different four years after President Bush took office. What challenges lie ahead for the second Bush administration?
  4. The Role of a Watchman: What Does It Mean 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.
  5. 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?
  6. The Balfour Declaration (l) - Do you know the story of how a little-known document issued in Great Britain 100 years ago helped set the stage for a key fulfillment of Bible prophecy?
  7. A Rising Tide of Arab Nationalism (l) - One of the most significant developments in the Middle East following the Treaty of Versailles ending World War I was rising Arab nationalism.
  8. Introduction: Worlds in Turmoil (l) - After 1,900 years, the restoration of a Jewish homeland in the Middle East was necessary to fulfill ancient prophecies you can find in the Bible. This region, once a "political backwater" of little or no interest to the Western powers, is destined to become the center of the final global crisis that will usher in cataclysmic events leading humanity to the brink of extinction -- and ultimately change our world forever.
  9. Iraq and the Middle East: A Century of Turmoil Continues (l) - God has had a standard of righteous conduct that began at the time of the creation of Adam and has not changed since
  10. A Covenant of Life (l) - There is a rage burning within today's Islamic world. It continues on the streets of Jerusalem and in the small villages of the Palestinian territories.
  11. Middle East Amnesty Produces Chaos (l) - Many observers applaud a move to release Palestinian criminals from Israeli jails. Contrasting this with an October 2002 release of prisoners in Iraq exposes fatal flaws in the U.S.-sponsored road map to peace. What is the biblical answer?
  12. Getting Underneath the Skin (l) - Many of us are simply not aware of the devastating reality of what happens when a bomb goes off.
  13. The 'Road Map' to Peace: Doomed From the Start? (l) - Few observers want peace in the Middle East more than the staff and publishers of The Good News. But we know that there is only one true path to peace -- and the players aren't on it. Yet the Bible does guarantee that peace will finally come to the Middle East.
  14. Next on the Agenda: Mideast Peace (l) - Wars change the world-often in unexpected ways. Their consequences can be far reaching, even "to the third and fourth generations" (Exodus 20:5) and beyond.
  15. Palestine/Israel -- Whose Land Is It, Really? (l) - Some claim that the Palestinians have been forced off their land and that they have been deprived of what is rightfully theirs. Others maintain that the Israelis have a legitimate entitlement to their nation, including the lands seized in war action. Whose land is it, really? Frankly, the answer may surprise you.
  16. 2003: The Storm Clouds Gather (l) - What long-term effects will come from the unsettling events so far in 2003? No human being knows for sure. But we can observe, analyze and learn from the storm clouds gathering on the horizon.
  17. The Middle East: Worlds in Collision (l) - Who will write the next chapter in the history of this troubled city, Jerusalem? Believe it or not, the final chapters are already written -- prophesied centuries ago in the pages of the Bible.
  18. Israel at 50: A Saga of War and Peace (l) - Much of Israel's 50-year history is a chronicle of wars and other conflicts with her Arab neighbors. What does the future hold for this nation?
  19. When The Walls Come Tumbling Down (l) - "Israel Gives in to Fence." In the land that has long been famous for the walls that came tumbling down, a new barricade is going up. Let's take a closer look at this development through the reporting of Megan Stack and at the same time learn some important lessons for those who would build walls.
  20. Palestine/Israel -- Whose Land Is It, Really? Part 2 (l) - When the people who have divine right to Palestine receive the land from God, He will require them to be a model nation and a benefactor to all other nations. Nations will neither terrorize nor conquer each other any more.
  21. Israel: Small but Significant (l) - "This is Jerusalem; I have set her in the center of nations, with countries all around her." Ezekiel 5:5
  22. World News Review January 2001 (l) - A brief overview of world events. January 2001.
  23. Dancing With Death (l) - Bombing of a Jewish wedding celebration (May 2001)
  24. 2004: The World's Superpower Faces Powerful Challenges (l) - As a new year begins, the United States faces a disunited world with dangers both external and internal.
  25. Papal Visit Highlights Middle East Problems (l) - Much of the state of Israel's history in the 20th century is a chronicle of wars and other conflicts with her Arab neighbors. The recent visit of the pope highlighted some of these still simmering animosities and and hints as to what may lie ahead in this troubled region.
  26. What the West Doesn't Realize: It's in a Fight for Survival (l) - Islamic fundamentalist terrorists are a threat to the entire western world, and the West does not realize it is in a struggle for survival.
  27. What Prevents Peace in the Middle East? (l) - Political hindrances to peace in the Middle East.
  28. Jerusalem 3000: An Uncertain Celebration (l) - As Israel celebrates Jerusalem 3000, it is clear that political complexities have tied a Gordian knot the likes of which only divine intervention can sever.
Israel, nation of
  1. Are All Israelites Jews? (l) - The northern coalition of tribes, the kingdom or house of Israel, had already become an independent nation, separate from the house of Judah, by the time the word Jew first appears in the biblical narrative. In fact, the first time the term appears in the King James Version of the Bible, Israel was at war with the Jews (2Kings 16:5-6).
  2. Israel's Golden Age (l) - The golden age of Israel under David and Solomon.
Israel, Old Testament
  1. 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.
Israel, significance of
  1. Israel: Small but Significant (l) - "This is Jerusalem; I have set her in the center of nations, with countries all around her." Ezekiel 5:5
Israel, spiritual
  1. Israel: Small but Significant (l) - "This is Jerusalem; I have set her in the center of nations, with countries all around her." Ezekiel 5:5
Israel, ten tribes
  1. Where Are the "Lost 10 Tribes" Today? (l) - Where did the northern 10 tribes of Israel go after their Assyrian captivity? They became known to historians as the "lost 10 tribes." What happened to them, and how do they fit in with the present peoples of the state of Israel?
Israel, tribes of
  1. The Tribe Tracker's Guide to the Future (l) - What in the world has God been doing? What will God do with the world in the future? Here's how you can track ancient tribes through history to understand prophecy. Think of it as a portal to God's plan for all mankind and your personal guide to the future.
Israeli Palestinian conflict
  1. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - May/Jun 2002 (l) - A brief synopsis of world events. May/June 2002
Israeli peace plan
  1. Will New Leadership at Home and Abroad Bring Israel Unacceptable Security Risks? (l) - Not long after U.S. President-elect Obama assumes office, the Israeli nation will choose a new prime minister. The stark choice is very likely to be between Tzipi Livni and former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Provisional American plans for the road to peace may actually threaten Israel's future security.
Israeli rescuers
  1. Brick by Brick (l) - "We could not have done anything single-handedly. In our culture, when you lose someone in the family, people come to stay with you. The Israelis have come to stay with us."
Israeli-Egyptian relations
  1. "Cold" Peace or Real Peace? (l) - A unique prophecy tells how Egypt, and other nations that resist the will of God, will be treated in the age to come.
Israelite heritage
  1. The Label Celt and Celtic Society (l) - Some scholars conclude the word keltoi, or Celt, is an appropriate label for people who kept much about their past and traditions hidden.
Israelite tribes
  1. Are All Israelites Jews? (l) - The northern coalition of tribes, the kingdom or house of Israel, had already become an independent nation, separate from the house of Judah, by the time the word Jew first appears in the biblical narrative. In fact, the first time the term appears in the King James Version of the Bible, Israel was at war with the Jews (2Kings 16:5-6).
Israelites
  1. Are All Israelites Jews? (l) - The northern coalition of tribes, the kingdom or house of Israel, had already become an independent nation, separate from the house of Judah, by the time the word Jew first appears in the biblical narrative. In fact, the first time the term appears in the King James Version of the Bible, Israel was at war with the Jews (2Kings 16:5-6).
Italy
  1. World News and Trends - Sep/Oct 2005 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Sept, 2005.
  2. Pope Benedict XVI Puts His Church "on Edge" (l) - In the last two years, Pope Benedict's clear positions on controversial issues appear to have given the Roman Catholic Church an "edgy" new decisiveness.
  3. World News Review Jun 2001 (l) - Survey of world news. June 2001.
Italy economy
  1. European and American Debt: No Easy Way Out (l) - The huge debt problems in Europe and the Unites States are creating enormous problems on the world geopolitical scene.


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