"J" - Subject Index

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Jacob
  1. Don't Sell Out For Soup (l) - How can we equip ourselves to withstand all of life's temptations?
  2. How Jacob Became Abraham's Heir (l) - Isaac passed on the key covenant promises to Jacob: "May God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and numerous, that you may be a company of peoples. May he give to you the blessing of Abraham, to you and to your offspring with you, so that you may take possession of the land where you now live as an alien-land that God gave to Abraham" (Genesis 28:3-4, NRSV).
  3. Jacob: A Third-Generation Man of God (l) - If Jacob, grandson of Abraham and son of Isaac, were alive today, we might call him a third-generation Christian. What lessons does his story hold for young people today?
Jacob and Joseph
  1. Jacob and Joseph (l) - God's calling and purpose is sure. Through trials and suffering, we learn to trust God and build character, just as the patriarchs in the Bible did. They trusted God to guide their lives and followed Him through all circumstances in life in order to gain their reward of eternal life.
Jacob's trouble
  1. Out of Sight -- Out of Mind! (l) - What is the European Union (EU)? This is not such a strange question when you realize that many, if not most, Americans are largely unaware of vitally important EU activities such as the signing of the new Treaty of Rome. Yet Bible prophecy shows that future events in Europe will shock America and the world -- perhaps in the not-too-distant future.
  2. The 'Time of Jacob's Trouble' (l) - Once Christ rescues the ethnic descendants of ancient Israel from this "time of Jacob's trouble" in the last days, He will use them to fulfill the role their forefathers agreed to carry out in the time of Moses. He will make them the world's model people, a nation of teachers, a kingdom of priests (Exodus 19:6; compare Deuteronomy 4:5-8; Zechariah 8:23).
  3. 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.
Jacob, birthright of
  1. How Jacob Became Abraham's Heir (l) - Isaac passed on the key covenant promises to Jacob: "May God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and numerous, that you may be a company of peoples. May he give to you the blessing of Abraham, to you and to your offspring with you, so that you may take possession of the land where you now live as an alien-land that God gave to Abraham" (Genesis 28:3-4, NRSV).
Jacob, covenant with
  1. How Jacob Became Abraham's Heir (l) - Isaac passed on the key covenant promises to Jacob: "May God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and numerous, that you may be a company of peoples. May he give to you the blessing of Abraham, to you and to your offspring with you, so that you may take possession of the land where you now live as an alien-land that God gave to Abraham" (Genesis 28:3-4, NRSV).
Jacob, promises to
  1. How Jacob Became Abraham's Heir (l) - Isaac passed on the key covenant promises to Jacob: "May God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and numerous, that you may be a company of peoples. May he give to you the blessing of Abraham, to you and to your offspring with you, so that you may take possession of the land where you now live as an alien-land that God gave to Abraham" (Genesis 28:3-4, NRSV).
Jail
  1. Jails Overflow, While Justice Flags (l) - "Do the crime. Do the time." This popular slogan slathered over billboards and bumper stickers reflects a politically popular approach toward crime. The approach is partially effective, but the cost is choking states, counties and municipalities -- and more importantly, it is not rehabilitating criminals.
James
  1. Martin Luther: The Unfinished Reformation (l) - Five centuries have passed since Martin Luther started the Protestant Reformation and changed the world. What's the story behind the man and the movement he started?
  2. Appendix 12: The Attempt to Destroy David's Lineage (l) - Jesus had other family members who were also of the line of David.
  3. Surprising Archaeological Find: Proof of Jesus' Existence? (l) - Have scholars found firm evidence of the existence of Jesus Christ, His earthly father and one of His half brothers? An intriguing find bears their names.
James, book of
  1. The Book of James: An 'Epistle of Straw'? (l) - Paul wrote, "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith," and we are "created in Christ Jesus to do good works" (Ephesians 2:8, New International Version). James summarized this concept simply and concisely, telling us that "faith without works is dead" (James 2:20).
  2. Profiles of Faith: James: Half Brother of Jesus (l) - James understood that only by obeying God's laws can mankind experience true freedom- freedom from want, sorrow and suffering, from the degrading and painful consequences of sin. He encourages each of us to be a "doer of the law" (James 4:11).
James, two
  1. Jesus' Family Connections (l) - When we read the Gospels carefully, we see a number of family connections that help us better understand certain events.
Jamestown
  1. 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?
  2. 400 Years After Jamestown: Where Did the Bible Go? (l) - In recent decades the British and American peoples have increasingly turned away from the Bible. Few can even remember when the Word of God was revered in our nations, but only a century ago it was considered the source of the "ennobling ideals" that united both nations.
Janjaweed
  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.
  2. The World Stood by as Hundreds of Thousands Died in Darfur (l) - In spite of some pressure from the United Nations, the United States, the European Union and the African Union, the murdering in Darfur and of refugees from there has continued unabated.
January
  1. The Twelve Months - Part One (l) - Usually, we move through life existing within a calendar we take for granted, but have you ever wondered about the origin of the names and structure of our calendar months?
Japan
  1. World News Review August 2006 (l) - World news review - Sept 2006.
  2. North Korean Nukes: What's Next? (l) - Longtime Stalinist Kim Jong Il has officially brought North Korea into the nuclear club. Now that North Korea has nuclear devices, what can the rest of the world expect?
  3. In the News Jan/Mar 2008 (l) - News of interest to young people. Jan. 2008
  4. Japan Copes With Overwhelming Devastation (l) - Millions of beleaguered and traumatized inhabitants of Japan are still struggling to come to terms with a staggering disaster"the world's costliest thus far. What is the fallout? And what can the Bible tells us about such calamities?
  5. "They Were Not Afraid To Die" (l) - What has emerged from this multidimensional tragedy and caught the world's attention is not the size or scale of the quake or tsunami, or nuclear waste leaks, but the size of the hearts of everyday workers at the plant who have stepped up in time of trouble.
  6. Japan's Earthquake Disaster: A Foretaste of Worse to Come? (l) - The world was shocked by the destructiveness of the recent earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan. The disaster proved that even a modern, technologically advanced nation is helpless against the forces of nature. What perspectives does the Bible offer on this disaster?
  7. Japan: a Determined Military Revival (l) - As one soldier put it: "For Japan to remain an independent country, defense is indispensable . . . I would like to be the shield to protect Japanese people" (quoted in "As Tensions Rise, Pacifist Japan Marches Into a Military Revival," The Wall Street Journal, July 18, 2013).
  8. World News Review March/April 2002 (l) - World news in brief. March/April 2002.
  9. (l) - World news - Jan 2000
  10. World News Review May 2001 (l) - World News Review. May 2001.
  11. World News Review May 1999 (l) - World news - May 1999
  12. World News Review Jul 2002 (l) - World news review. July 2002.
  13. Turning Swords Into Plowshares: Starting Now (l) - A nation ahead of its time in repairing the breaches.
  14. World News Review Jun 2001 (l) - Survey of world news. June 2001.
  15. Are We on the Threshold of a New Age? (l) - As we enter the year 2000, what can we expect? Will we see a man-made utopia, or a time of great crisis? Or will we see something entirely different and unexpected on the world scene-the dawn of a new age? Only the Bible can give us the right answer.
Japan's economic crisis
  1. World News Review March/April 2002 (l) - World news in brief. March/April 2002.
Japanese war atrocities
  1. War's Long Memory (l) - It is easy to suggest that war survivors should forgive their enemies, but it is not easy to do.
Javan
  1. Appendix 2: Were the Greeks Israelites? (l) - Here are a few sources to help unveil this question.
Jealousy
  1. Proverbs: Peace of Mind (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  2. Sibling Rivalry (l) - Dr. James Dobson describes sibling rivalry as "the most irritating feature of childrearing." Continuing, he writes, "The underlying source of this conflict is old-fashioned jealousy and competition between children".
  3. (l) - Questions and answers on issues of interest to young people who want sound biblical advice
  4. The Jealousy of Reuben (l) - Knowing history helps us understand the present and future. Reading biographies helps us understand people in general, and especially the people who are similar in some ways to the people we read about. The experiences and attitudes of Reuben are certainly relevant to today.
Jebus
  1. Possible Citadel of Zion Site Found in Jerusalem (l) - Archaeologist believes he has found the location through which King David conquered the Jebusite City.
  2. King David's Reign--A Nation United (l) - Secular historians once questioned the historicity of King David. However, recent archaeological discoveries confirm the evidence for his existence and reign.
Jeconiah
  1. Fall of Israel and Judah (l) - Because of Solomon's disobedience, God split the nation into two kingdoms following his death in about 930 B.C. (1 Kings 11-12).
Jefferson, capitol
  1. Separation of Church and State? (l) - Some people believe that the U.S. Constitution forbids any connection between religion and government - or, as it's popularly known, separation of church and state. American history, however, clearly proves otherwise.
Jefferson, Thomas
  1. Jefferson Studies Koran to Fight War on Muslim Terrorists (l) - Jefferson and his fight against the Barbary pirates.
  2. What Made Them Great? (l) - One of America's most famous landmarks is Mount Rushmore, a testament to four of the nation's most renowned presidents. What made them great leaders? We live in a world suffering greatly from a crisis in leadership, so in this issue we examine what makes a true leader.
  3. Till We Meet in That Better Kingdom (l) - "I have done what I could" should describe what Christians need to be about, till we meet in that "better Kingdom."
  4. We Hold These Truths... (l) - Even though America has not restored freedom to the entire earth -- only God's Kingdom will do that -- it may well be a type of the time to come when we'll see the restoration of all things.
  5. An American Patriot (l) - Lessons from the life of Thomas Jefferson
Jehoiakim
  1. King Jehoiakim: A Lesson from Biblical History (l) - The lesson of King Jehoiakim applies to all leaders and all peoples: He who would attempt to destroy God's Word puts himself in great danger. God's Word is the foundation of all knowledge, and it will endure forever.
Jehoram
  1. 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.
Jekyll Island
  1. Where Lions Stand Guard (l) - Two lion statues stand guard over the ruins of a once elegant estate. What message do they have for us?
Jeremiah
  1. God, Science and the Bible (9/07) (l) - News from the world of science about God and the Bible.
  2. In the News Oct/Dec 2007 (l) - In the news. Nov. 2007
  3. God, Science and the Bible 11/2008 (l) - News from the world of science about God and the Bible.
  4. 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.
  5. Graduating With Hope (l) - I have stopped watching the evening news because of the continual dripping of negativity and criticism. But there is always hope.
  6. The Long-Neglected Prophecies of Jeremiah: Applicable to 21st-Century America? (l) - Do the crises we Americans see happening to our beloved country today relate to biblical prophecy? Many do not even realize we are seriously transgressing God's spiritual law. What does the Hebrew prophet Jeremiah reveal about our lives today -- and where we are headed in the future?
  7. God Condemns Idolatry and Greed (l) - Many people do not realize that popular holidays are negative influences in their lives.
  8. Appendix 7: The Stone of Destiny (l) - What was so special about this chunk of rock, which now sits in Edinburgh Castle?
  9. To be Planted in Israel (l) - Here is what the latter part of Jeremiah's commission was all about. Remarkably, he must have been responsible for transplanting the throne of David to Israel by taking a daughter of King Zedekiah to the 10 lost tribes. Yet where did the Israelites live at this time?
  10. To Build and to Plant (l) - The obvious question now is: Did the Davidic dynasty come to an end with the death of Zedekiah and his sons -- or did it somehow survive?
  11. More Links to David (l) - Besides what we've already seen, there are other corroborating factors connecting the line of David with Ireland.
  12. Ollam Fodhla and Company (l) - Ollam Fodhla's laws bear striking similarity to the Ten Commandments and other Hebrew statutes.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. Growing in Faith (l) - We must have faith to receive God's gift of salvation. In our faithless age (Luke 18:8), how can we develop living, active faith?
  18. 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.
  19. The Downfall of Judah: Exile to Babylon (l) - Archaeological evidence that supports the biblical account of the exile of Judah to Babylon.
  20. Lessons From the Life of Jeremiah (l) - In the course of 40 years in a major prophetic office, Jeremiah learned certain hard-won lessons that 21st century men and women desperately need to grasp and understand. What are they?
  21. 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).
  22. (l) - Bible prophecy is twofold in nature. It promises punishment for transgressions of divine law. But it also encourages mankind by promising a golden age of peace, prosperity and plenty.
Jericho
  1. Archaeology and the Book of Joshua--The Conquest (l) - The Bible records the story of ancient Israel's conquest of Canaan under the leadership of Joshua. Did it really happen as the Scriptures record? We continue our look at archaeological finds that shed light on the Bible.
  2. A Good News Interview with Bryant Wood, Ph.D. (l) - There are many archaeological and historical proofs of the Bible, but they are very difficult to publish in academic journals, because of the anti-Bible bias they hold to.
  3. Profiles in Faith: Paul's Beloved Friend and Companion (l) - Rahab's story reminds us that one day God will save all people who respond to Him and allow Him to transform their lives.
  4. Joshua: God Is Salvation (l) - The story of Joshua and the taking of the Promised Land.
  5. 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?
  6. The Horsemen of Revelation: The Red Horse of War (l) - Approximately 180 million men, women and children were slaughtered in 20th-century wars. The new millennium has continued the trend, with the addition of mass-murder terrorism. What do history and the Bible tell us about the second horseman of Revelation? We continue with our second article in a series about the horsemen of Revelation.
  7. Jericho: Does the Evidence Disprove or Prove the Bible? (l) - The archaeological evidence from Jericho supports the accuracy of the Bible.
  8. Archaeology and the Book of Joshua: The Conquest (l) - Archaeological evidence supporting Joshua's account of the destruction of Jericho.
Jeroboam
  1. Jeroboam: King of the Northern Ten Tribes (l) - The example of Jeroboam, the first king of the ten tribes of Israel.
Jeroboam II
  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.
Jerusalem
  1. Abbas and Sharon: Showdown Over Jerusalem (l) - How to resolve the opposing claims over the world's most controversial city, Jerusalem, was to be part of the international efforts to bring peace to the Middle East this year. The Sharon administration yanked it out of the end of the "Roadmap for Peace" and is making it an issue now. Barely established in office, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has to get help from the Bush administration, or else Abbas' ability to lead - and his ability to make peace - will end before it begins.
  2. 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.
  3. 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).
  4. Jerusalem: Vortex of the Past - Vortex of the Future (l) - Why does this relatively small city evoke so much passion and conflict? History and prophecy provide the answer.
  5. World News and Trends - July/August 2007 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Jul/Aug 2007
  6. 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?
  7. God Save Jerusalem! (l) - Jerusalem has known precious little peace in its long history. People call it the holy city, but does God view it that way now? What does He say about the future of this disputed capital and religious center?
  8. Israel -- Hope Beyond Today (l) - Imagine trying to explain the state of present-day Jerusalem to King David.
  9. Armageddon: Countdown to Global Peace (l) - Writings on Armageddon have proliferated in the past 50 years. The term Armageddon has morphed into an end-of-the-world symbol, forecasting a catastrophic image for the future of mankind. In truth, the events attached to and following Armageddon will usher in global peace for all mankind! Few have ever understood what the term Armageddon actually means.
  10. The Kingdom of Heaven (l) - Is it more than just a movie? Is it fact or fiction?
  11. Destination: Jerusalem (l) - In my lifelong vocation as a follower of Jesus Christ, I prepare my life and set my sights on a much grander spot that God wants each of us to experience - Jerusalem.
  12. 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.
  13. 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?
  14. 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).
  15. 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.
  16. Possible Citadel of Zion Site Found in Jerusalem (l) - Archaeologist believes he has found the location through which King David conquered the Jebusite City.
  17. 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?
  18. Jerusalem to be Surrounded by Armies (l) - In a region defined by Islamic sectarian violence, anti-Semitic violence, anti-Western violence, foreign invasion and intervention, and bloody regime changes, Israel is typically an oasis of relative peace, freedom and stability.
  19. The Center of the World (l) - Jerusalem, the center of conflict, is destined to fulfill its destiny as the center of peace for the world!
  20. Why Does the Middle East Matter? (l) - Through the prophet Isaiah, God asks: "Where is the house that you will build Me? And where is the place of My rest?" (Isaiah 66:1). There is an obvious answer -- in the Middle East. In a city called Jerusalem, God placed His house. It's the only spot on earth where God has had a fixed home. To that place He will return. That is one of many reasons why the Middle East matters.
  21. January/February 2018 (l) - An overview of events and conditions around the world featured in the January/February 2018 issue of Beyond Today.
  22. 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. ).
  23. Jerusalem's Temple Mount (l) - For centuries Jerusalem has been a center of conflict. What's behind it all? Will it ever cease? Believe it or not, your Bible foretells a joyous and glorious ending!
  24. 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?
  25. Current Events & Trends- July/August 2018 (l) - An overview of events and conditions around the world featured in the July/August 2018 issue of Beyond Today.
  26. The Middle East: Worlds in Collision (2002) (l) - Why does the Middle East so often dominate our headlines?
  27. World News Review November 1999 (l) - World news - Nov 1993
  28. World News Review August 2000 (l) - World news review - Aug 2000
  29. A Modern Tale of Two Cities (l) - The spotlight is currently on two world capitals. While both play key roles within today's political and religious mix, it is their future role that readers should carefully watch and understand.
  30. Abomination of Desolation (l) - "Therefore when you see the 'abomination of desolation,' spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (whoever reads, let him understand)."
Jerusalem and prophecy
  1. Jerusalem: Focus of Biblical Prophecy (l) - "Behold I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples ... I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all the nations of the Earth are gathered against it."
Jerusalem and the Vatican
  1. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - Jan/Feb 1999 (l) - A brief synopsis of world events. January/February 1999
Jerusalem capital
  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.
Jerusalem conference
  1. Circumcision vs. a 'New Creation' in Christ (l) - The Jewish practice of requiring gentiles to be circumcised to be accepted into their fellowship threatened the unity of the early Church.
Jerusalem confererence
  1. The Jerusalem Conference of Acts 15: What Was Decided? (l) - Some said that unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved". They viewed circumcision as a matter of salvation. It was a huge issue to them! So Paul took the matter before Church leadership to be officially resolved
Jerusalem conflict
  1. Open Roads for Open Hearts (l) - Scripture forecasts that God will settle far greater issues than the segregated road on the outskirts of Jerusalem.
Jerusalem demographics
  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.
Jerusalem in the millennium
  1. The 'Time of Jacob's Trouble' (l) - Once Christ rescues the ethnic descendants of ancient Israel from this "time of Jacob's trouble" in the last days, He will use them to fulfill the role their forefathers agreed to carry out in the time of Moses. He will make them the world's model people, a nation of teachers, a kingdom of priests (Exodus 19:6; compare Deuteronomy 4:5-8; Zechariah 8:23).
Jerusalem's future
  1. Jerusalem's Bright Future (l) - Will Jerusalem survive? Ongoing conflict and senseless terrorism suggest it won't. Yet the Bible says that Jerusalem will thrive forever in the greatest destiny imaginable!
Jerusalem's history
  1. Jerusalem's Bright Future (l) - Will Jerusalem survive? Ongoing conflict and senseless terrorism suggest it won't. Yet the Bible says that Jerusalem will thrive forever in the greatest destiny imaginable!
Jerusalem, ancient
  1. Jerusalem: Center of Conflict, Center of Peace (l) - Putting aside all the claims and counterclaims about the ownership of Jerusalem, what does the Bible say about this historic city? Who is its real owner, and what is its ultimate destiny? How will the city of almost co ntinuous conflict become a city of enduring and everlasting peace? Let's examine the intriguing biblical story -- past, present and future.
  2. 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.
  3. A Staggering Archaelogical Discovery: The Mighty Assyrian Empire Emerges From the Dust (l) - Recent archeology confirms the existence of the former city of Nineveh, and it's demise as God punished it for the sins of its inhabitants.
  4. Profiles of Faith - Ezra: Spiritually Restoring a People (l) - Ezra's role in the restoration of Judah.
  5. A Ruler's Actions Foretold More Than a Century Before They Happened (l) - Through Isaiah and other prophets, God warned that, unless the nation repented of their idolatry and returned to Him, they would be invaded and forcibly carried away into exile. Perhaps most astonishing, though, is the fact that God foretold the very name of the monarch who would allow the Jews to return from exile and rebuild the temple -- well over a century before it happened!
  6. King David's Reign: A Nation United (l) - Secular historians once questioned the historicity of King David. However, recent archaeological discoveries confirm the evidence of his existence and reign.
  7. The Early Kings of Judah: Miraculous Deliverance (l) - Archaeological evidence of Judah defeating Assyria.
  8. The 'Feasts of the Lord' in the Book of Acts (l) - We find not an inkling in the book of Acts -- a chronicle of the first 30 years of Church history -- that the feast days had been changed or abolished, or other days substituted in their place. Rather, they assumed a much greater meaning to the Christian community.
  9. The Downfall of Judah: Exile to Babylon (l) - Archaeological evidence that supports the biblical account of the exile of Judah to Babylon.
Jerusalem, future
  1. Questions and Answers -- Nov/Dec 2004 (l) - Questions from readers of the Good News magazine. Nov/Dec 2004
  2. 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.
  3. The Feast of Tabernacles (l) - United Church of God members celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles in some 40 locations around the world. More than just an annual convention or vacation, the Feast of Tabernacles helps our members focus on God's great plan and the wonderfully positive news Christ proclaimed about His return to establish His rule on Earth.
  4. The Future of Jerusalem (7/2001) (l) - Continually on our television sets we see violence from the city of peace. Where is the voice of reason, the voice of fairness, that can bring peace to the violent streets of Jerusalem?
  5. Heaven on Earth (l) - Is an earthly paradise possible? Believe it or not, it's more than a possibility. It's a certainty!
  6. Just What Is the Abomination of Desolation? (l) - In one of the Bible's best known prophecies, Jesus spoke of a coming "abomination of desolation." What did He mean? Has that prophecy come to pass?
  7. What Does the Bible Say About Armageddon? (l) - The common notion is that Armageddon will be the last, climatic battle to be fought on earth between the powers of good and evil. This is not quite right in several crucial respects.
  8. Beyond 2000: Utopian Prophecies of the World to Come (l) - Visions of a world to come.
  9. Jerusalem: Focus of Biblical Prophecy (l) - "Behold I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples ... I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all the nations of the Earth are gathered against it."
  10. Has Jesus Christ's Olivet Prophecy Been Fulfilled? (l) - Jesus Christ gave a detailed prophecy of Judea and Jerusalem in Matthew 24. What does history tell us about this prophecys fulfillment?
Jerusalem, future of
  1. Jerusalem, City of God (l) - God long ago chose Jerusalem for a special purpose in fulfilling His plan for humanity.
  2. Jerusalem: Center of Conflict, Center of Peace (l) - Putting aside all the claims and counterclaims about the ownership of Jerusalem, what does the Bible say about this historic city? Who is its real owner, and what is its ultimate destiny? How will the city of almost co ntinuous conflict become a city of enduring and everlasting peace? Let's examine the intriguing biblical story -- past, present and future.
  3. Something for Jerusalem to Celebrate (l) - According to Bible prophecy, Jerusalem will serve as a model city for the entire world. But only under the righteous government of God.
  4. Searching for the Peace of Jerusalem (l) - The prayer for the peace of Jerusalem and Israel will only be answered by the arrival of God's Kingdom on earth.
Jerusalem, history of
  1. (l) - Almost 160 years of excavations have confirmed many details of biblical accounts of the city's history. The Bible continues to be verified.
Jerusalem, international control of
  1. Coming: International Control of Jerusalem? (l) - The struggle for the Holy City and the divisive issue of Jerusalem's status still awaits a resolution. Will the Vatican eventually offer its services to bring a peace settlement?
Jerusalem, modern
  1. Jerusalem: Center of Conflict, Center of Peace (l) - Putting aside all the claims and counterclaims about the ownership of Jerusalem, what does the Bible say about this historic city? Who is its real owner, and what is its ultimate destiny? How will the city of almost co ntinuous conflict become a city of enduring and everlasting peace? Let's examine the intriguing biblical story -- past, present and future.
  2. Coming: International Control of Jerusalem? (l) - The struggle for the Holy City and the divisive issue of Jerusalem's status still awaits a resolution. Will the Vatican eventually offer its services to bring a peace settlement?
  3. Jerusalem's Temple Mount: Center of Conflict Today (l) - A Good News Interview With Leen Ritmeyer, Ph.D. about Jerusalem's Temple Mount.
  4. The Future of Jerusalem (7/2001) (l) - Continually on our television sets we see violence from the city of peace. Where is the voice of reason, the voice of fairness, that can bring peace to the violent streets of Jerusalem?
  5. 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.
  6. The Coming Age of Grace (l) - What will it take to rid the world of violence, prejudice, and hatred? What will the inhabitants of the world have to agree on the create a climate of peace and cooperation?
  7. Is Peace in Palestine Possible? (l) - The current U.S. administration is embarking on a familiar path followed by several previous administrations -- attempting to bring genuine peace between the Israelis and Palestinians. It's a joint effort, involving many nations. Dubbed the "road map" to peace, will this succeed where numerous previous attempts failed? Bible prophecy gives us a different kind of road map to help us sort out these events.
  8. A Different World (l) - This is a time to stay tuned and watch current event ever more closely. We have entered a different world. Peace and security will never be quite the same.
  9. Jerusalem: Focus of Biblical Prophecy (l) - "Behold I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples ... I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all the nations of the Earth are gathered against it."
  10. 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.
  11. Getting Underneath the Skin (l) - Many of us are simply not aware of the devastating reality of what happens when a bomb goes off.
  12. 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.
  13. The Middle East in Prophecy (l) - What is the long term significance of the happenings on September 11?
  14. The Coming Intervention in the Middle East (l) - Blood again stains the soil of the Middle East. Neither the principals in the struggle, nor outside political or religious powers, have been able to broker a peace. Are the circumstances ripe for another power to assert itself?
  15. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - Jan/Feb 1999 (l) - A brief synopsis of world events. January/February 1999
  16. 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.
Jerusalem, moern
  1. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - Sep/Oct 2000 (l) - A brief synopsis of world events. September/October 2000
Jerusalem, rebuilding
  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.
Jerusalem, struggle over
  1. 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.
Jesus
  1. Is the Rapture Real? (l) - Do you believe that Jesus Christ is going to save you from the coming time of horrendous global trouble by whisking you away into heaven beforehand in what many call the Rapture? What will you do if He doesn't?
  2. Did Jesus Christ Really Exist? (l) - Was Jesus Christ real? What does the evidence say? In spite of what you may have heard, we have compelling historical documentation of His existence. And you need to understand not only that He came, but also why He came!
  3. Who Was Jesus? (bt) (l) - Who was Jesus, really? Why did He come? Who and what is He now? You need to understand the answers right from your Bible!
  4. Profiles of Faith: Mary and Martha: Lessons From Two Sisters (l) - Do you concentrate more on form or substance?
  5. Does Jesus Christ Really Understand? (l) - Our fast paced world is far more removed from the dusty roads Jesus walked in first century Palestine. Can he really understand our needs and sufferings? Can he empathize with our worries?
  6. America's Good Samaritans: Selfless Sacrifice and Heroism (l) - Not since Pearl Harbor has the United States experienced such a shock of national proportions as it received on Sept 11. Yet out of the rubble and carnage rose a multitude of Good Samaritans. Some sacrificed their lives. Others gave unmeasured comfort to the wounded and brokenhearted. All left us unforgettable examples.
  7. The Good Friday-Easter Sunday Question (l) - How do three days and three nights fit between Good Friday and Easter Sunday? Or do they?
  8. Just What Is the Millennium? (l) - The old Latin word Millennium doesn't appear in the English Bible, but it has been used to describe a prophesied time of peace. Is it a biblical allegory, or will it be real? What should the Millennium mean to you?
  9. Was Christ Born on Christmas Day? (l) - Do you observe Christmas because you think its Christ's birthday? Was he born on or anytime near Dec. 25?
  10. Jesus Christ: The Early Years (l) - A survey of historical and archeaological evidence that supports the biblical account of Jesus.
  11. Profiles of Faith: Joseph and Mary: A Faithful Couple (l) - Why did God chose this couple to be the human parents of His son?
Jesus - a mortal man
  1. Was Jesus Christ Truly a Man? (l) - Denying Jesus Christ's humanity leads people away from the truth of God. If He had not been truly human, then His sacrifice for our sins would be null and void.
Jesus and archaeology
  1. Jesus Christ's Early Ministry (l) - Historical and archaelogical evidence that supports the Bible's record of Christ's ministry.
Jesus and church
  1. Would Jesus Attend Your Church? (l) - If Jesus walked the earth today, what church would He attend? One that opens its doors to people of all religions? A politically active church trying to influence who's elected to public office? What kind of people would make up the church Jesus would attend? Would He attend your church?
Jesus and commerce
  1. The Global Economy and Jesus Christ's Return (l) - What could the return of Christ have to do with the global marketplace?
Jesus and Daniel
  1. Daniel the Prophet (l) - Jesus regarded Daniel and the minor prophets as prophets of God, and quotes from them.
Jesus and fairness
  1. What Can You Do When Life Isn't Fair? (l) - Unfairness seems to pervade life. When unfair circumstances affect you, how can you best respond?
Jesus and friendship
  1. What Would Jesus Do? Lessons in Friendship (l) - What can we learn from the only Person who has ever lived a perfect life as a human being? How did He interact with His friends?
Jesus and his parents
  1. How Did Jesus Treat His Parents? (l) - Unlike his mother and stepfather, Jesus was God in the flesh. Yet how He treated His physical parents serves as an example for us today.
Jesus and holydays
  1. Jesus Christ and the Meaning of the Biblical Holy Days (l) - Jesus Christ celebrated seven festivals every year that most Christians today can't even name, yet He is at the core of all of them. He is the reason for each of these seasons, and they have great meaning for anyone who would like to follow Him better today. What are these festivals, and what do they reveal about our Savior and King?
  2. Practicing What We Preach (l) - Are the Feasts of the Lord still relevant in today's world? Why would we keep them? Rehearsing God's Holy Days helps us to remember His plan of salvation.
  3. Jesus Christ in the Biblical Festivals (l) - Every year of His life on earth, Jesus observed seven annual festivals found in the Bible. Are these biblical celebrations valid today? If so, shouldn't we observe them?
Jesus and Islam
  1. The Koran vs. The Bible (l) - The messages that became the Koran, or Quran, make up a volume about four-fifths the size of the New Testament.
Jesus and Mary
  1. Mary: A Woman of Faith (l) - There are many remarkable events that have taken place in the history of mankind -- and many remarkable people involved in these events.
Jesus and Passover
  1. The Destroyer Passed Over (l) - Passover is a word not used much in the world today; but as you will see, it is not a word nor a day that we should overlook.
  2. Lessons of the First Passover (l) - As we approach God's Passover each year, it is beneficial to review Israel's first Passover with its very meaningful lessons.
Jesus and politics
  1. The Global Economy and Jesus Christ's Return (l) - What could the return of Christ have to do with the global marketplace?
Jesus and prayer
  1. The Privilege and Power of Prayer (l) - The Bible reveals and discusses several tools we can use to grow spiritually and build our relationship with our Creator. In this first article in a series on these tools for spiritual growth, we examine the foundational tool of prayer--a key to communication with God.
Jesus and prophecy
  1. The Man Who Saw It All in Advance (l) - The greatest news forecaster in all of history walked on this earth about 2,000 years ago. What do His insightful prophecies tell us about future world conditions?
Jesus and prphecy
  1. Do Prophecies About Jesus Prove He Was the Messiah? (l) - The birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ fulfilled hundreds of prophecies. Every one came to pass with incredible accuracy. Such fulfilled prophecy serves as proof that the Bible is true - and that God's plan for your future will come to pass.
Jesus and sin
  1. How Was Jesus' Success in Remaining Sinless Assured? (l) - So many promises and prophecies of Scripture depended on Jesus never sinning.
  2. Questions and Answers - May/Jun 2004 (l) - Questions and answers from Good News magazine readers, May/June 2004
Jesus and temptation
  1. The Captain of Our Salvation: Was Jesus Truly One of Us? (l) - One of the most insidious heresies in the 2,000-year history of Christendom is that Jesus was not truly a human being and that He was not really tempted as we are. What is the truth?
Jesus and the Bible
  1. Daniel the Prophet (l) - Jesus regarded Daniel and the minor prophets as prophets of God, and quotes from them.
  2. The Fascinating Nature of God's Revelation (l) - We human beings have an appetite for variety, and God has seen to it that the wonders of His Word did not come down to us in the form of a dull outline or a list of dos and don'ts.
Jesus and the church
  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.
Jesus and the economy
  1. The Global Economy and Jesus Christ's Return (l) - What could the return of Christ have to do with the global marketplace?
Jesus and the Father
  1. Jesus Was Sent by the Father (l) - The preexistent Word, who later became Jesus Christ, was sent to earth by the Father in heaven. The Gospel of John bears record to this truth many times.
Jesus and the holydays
  1. Jesus Christ and the Festivals of the Bible (l) - Jesus observed the biblical festivals recorded in the Old Testament. The Gospels do not show Him ever being accused of violating the Holy Day observances.
Jesus and the law
  1. Did Jesus Do Away With the Law? (l) - Did Jesus do away with the commandments of God? Many turn to the Sermon on the Mount to point to "conclusive proof" that Jesus retired the Ten Commandments en masse by fulfilling our need to keep them by His death.
  2. Other Important Ways Jesus Fulfilled the Law (l) - Jesus fulfilled everything prescribed in the offerings for sin in the law of sacrifices.
  3. Your Date With Destiny: Meeting the Real Jesus (l) - The Bible reveals that we each have a date with destiny when we will face Jesus and give account of our actions. The criteria He will use in determining who will be in His Kingdom are quite different from what most people have been led to believe.
  4. Jesus' Teaching on God's Law (l) - Perhaps the most widespread controversies about the teachings of Jesus concern His attitude toward the laws of God recorded in the Old Testament.
  5. The 'New' Part of Jesus Christ's 'New Commandment' (l) - Did Jesus replace God's previous commandments with one "new commandment"?
  6. Other Important Ways Jesus Fulfilled the Law (l) - Jesus also fulfilled the law in the sense that He met the law's requirement by paying the penalty each of us incurred for disobedience, which is death.
  7. The Foundation of True Values (l) - From beginning to end the Bible is a book of spiritual instruction. Its main focus is on God's spiritual law, embodied in the Ten Commandments. They are a reflection of God's mind and character.
  8. (l) - Many believe that Jesus Christ came to do away with the law. But what did He say?
  9. Which Commandments Did Jesus Break? (l) - Jesus was accused of breaking God's law - did He?
  10. Rediscovering Christianity: Scholars Have Second Thoughts (l) - For centuries an ingrained bias has influenced scholars' and theologians' views of both the Old and New Testaments. Some are now realizing and correcting that error.
Jesus and the minor prophets
  1. Daniel the Prophet (l) - Jesus regarded Daniel and the minor prophets as prophets of God, and quotes from them.
Jesus and the Sabbath
  1. Jesus' Teaching on God's Law (l) - Perhaps the most widespread controversies about the teachings of Jesus concern His attitude toward the laws of God recorded in the Old Testament.
  2. Jesus Christ and the Sabbath (l) - Jesus Christ is our Lord and Master (Philippians 2:9-11). He also proclaimed that He is "Lord of the Sabbath" (Mark 2:28), so we should follow His example in observing the Sabbath -- and all God's commandments -- in the way that He taught and lived.
  3. The Fourth Commandment: Key to a Relationship With Our Creator (l) - The Fourth Commandment, to remember the Sabbath, concludes the section of the Ten Commandments that specifically helps define a proper relationship with God - how we are to love, worship and relate to Him.
Jesus and the storm
  1. Christ, Deep Water and You (l) - Jesus' disciples learned a lesson about having faith when the storms of life suddenly strike. Their lesson is just as important to each of us when we face our own storms.
Jesus and tithing
  1. Tithing (booklet) (l) - Tithing is a way of honoring God with our substance and is a means of serving Him in the preaching of the gospel, the care of the Church, attending the festivals and helping the needy
  2. How Is the Work of God Accomplished Today? (l) - Jesus Christ gave His Church a commission in which each member has a vital part to play. How is that mission being carried out in our modern world?
Jesus and trade
  1. The Global Economy and Jesus Christ's Return (l) - What could the return of Christ have to do with the global marketplace?
Jesus and tragedy
  1. America's Tragedies: What Would Jesus Christ Say? (l) - Only by surrendering to God - through repentance and living according to His laws - will it be possible for us to gain victory over death and participate in the coming era when horrors such as Sept 11 will never again be repeated.
Jesus as a man
  1. Was Jesus Christ Truly a Man? (l) - Denying Jesus Christ's humanity leads people away from the truth of God. If He had not been truly human, then His sacrifice for our sins would be null and void.
Jesus as bread
  1. Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread (l) - As human beings, we need physical food to survive. But the most important "bread of life" comes to us from Jesus Christ through God's Word and Holy Spirit, which replenish us.
Jesus as creator
  1. The Apostles Understood Jesus to Be the Creator (l) - The book of Hebrews speaks of the Son of God as the Being through whom God created the worlds (Hebrews 1:2) and who "sustains all things by his powerful word" (verse 3, NRSV). Only God is great enough to do such things.
  2. Jesus Christ's Disciples Understood Him to Be the Creator (l) - John confirms that Jesus was the divine Word through whom God created the universe.
Jesus as God
  1. Questions and Answers - Nov/Dec 2006 (l) - Answers to readers' questions. Good News, November 2006
  2. The Captain of Our Salvation: Was Jesus Truly One of Us? (l) - One of the most insidious heresies in the 2,000-year history of Christendom is that Jesus was not truly a human being and that He was not really tempted as we are. What is the truth?
  3. The Claim of Jesus' Disciples (l) - The statements of those who personally knew and were taught by Jesus, and who then wrote most of the New Testament, are thoroughly consistent with Jesus' declarations about Himself.
  4. 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.
  5. "There Is One God, the Father...and One Lord, Jesus Christ" (l) - A number of scriptural passages identify Jesus Christ as God along with God the Father. Yet some contend that the apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 8 denied the divinity of Christ in applying the distinction God exclusively to the Father. Let's consider what Paul was actually saying here - and what he wasn't.
Jesus as high priest
  1. Reconciliation: The True Path to Healing and Salvation (l) - Someone has already shown the way to a harmonious relationship with not only our Creator, but also our fellow men and women. So where and how do we start on this path to reconciliation?
  2. A High Priest Eager to Help Us (l) - Jesus was born not only to make possible forgiveness of the past, but to help us conquer the strongholds of sin, the entrenched habits that are so difficult to dislodge from our lives. He is our merciful High Priest in heaven.
Jesus as king
  1. A Real King Who Will Rescue Humanity (l) - Why does it seem that our governments are helpless in the face of widespread problems -- or can actually become the cause of even more problems?
  2. Being a King (l) - Being a leader means more than just ruling.
  3. 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...
  4. Jesus Christ is coming as conquering King (l) - In the first century, most people of Jewish background anticipated a Messiah who would come to the earth as a conquering king to establish the Kingdom of God.
  5. Who Is This Man Called Jesus? (l) - Today, some say that Jesus Christ was a good man with good ideas. Others say he was a prophet called to proclaim the love of God to humanity.
Jesus as Messiah
  1. Was Jesus Christ the Messiah? (l) - What was Jesus Christ's purpose? Why did He come to earth? Why will He come again?
  2. The Chronology of Christ's Crucifixion and Resurrection (l) - Here is a description of the sequence of events during the crucifixion week, according to history and the Bible.
  3. Was Jesus the Promised Messiah? (l) - What was Jesus Christ's purpose? Why did he come to earth? Why will he come again?
Jesus as our model
  1. A New Creation in Christ (l) - God predetermined, in His master plan, that His Son should be the model for our development.
Jesus as Passover
  1. Why Is Jesus Christ Called "Our Passover"? (l) - In 1 Corinthians 5:7 we learn that "Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us." What is the specific connection between the Passover and the sacrifice of Jesus Christ? For that matter, what is the Passover?
  2. Who Really Killed Jesus? (l) - Jesus Christ died in fulfillment of the Passover and other Old Testament sacrifices. But who actually bears blame in His being killed?
Jesus as president
  1. Would Americans Choose Jesus Christ as President? (l) - If Jesus Christ were running for president, would the American people elect Him to the highest office in the land? What kind of leader would He be? What platform and constitution would He adopt?
  2. Could Jesus Christ Be Elected President? (l) - As the United States enters the final weeks of a hotly contested presidential election campaign, this is a good time to ask a crucial question: Could Jesus Christ be elected president?
Jesus as priest
  1. What Does the Day of Atonement Have to Do With Jesus Christ? (l) - What does an ancient Old Testament ceremony involving two goats have to do with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ? Furthermore, are Christians to fast on this Holy Day?
Jesus as ruler
  1. Could Jesus Christ Be Elected President? (l) - As the United States enters the final weeks of a hotly contested presidential election campaign, this is a good time to ask a crucial question: Could Jesus Christ be elected president?
Jesus as sacrifice
  1. Who Really Killed Jesus? (l) - Jesus Christ died in fulfillment of the Passover and other Old Testament sacrifices. But who actually bears blame in His being killed?
Jesus as servant
  1. Jesus Christ, the Supreme Servant (l) - Prophecies in the book of Isaiah foretold that Jesus Christ would first come to serve humanity by dying for our sins, and come a second time to rule over the earth. What does His suffering and death mean for mankind?
Jesus as shepherd
  1. The Good Shepherd of Prophecy (l) - Recently, I had one of those sleepless nights in which I was wide awake, staring into darkness, with seemingly tons of thought pressing on me.
Jesus as spokesman
  1. Who Was Jesus? (booklet) (l) - The Logos [Word] was not only with God in the beginning, but was God (John 1:1), and it was this Logos who became flesh and is identified with Christ.
Jesus as the Word
  1. "In the Beginning Was the Word" (l) - The apostle John opens his account of the life of Jesus Christ with this declaration: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made . . . And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth" (John 1:1-3,14).
Jesus Christ
  1. Mini-Bible Study: The Life and Ministry of Jesus Christ (l) - Any retelling of the life of Jesus Christ falls far short of doing it justice. If you're not familiar with the facts of Jesus' life and ministry, this study will be an introduction that hopefully will whet your appetite to want to learn more.
  2. Your Date With Destiny: Meeting the Real Jesus (l) - The Bible reveals that we each have a date with destiny when we will face Jesus and give account of our actions. The criteria He will use in determining who will be in His Kingdom are quite different from what most people have been led to believe.
  3. Why Was Jesus Christ Resurrected? (l) - What is the importance of the resurrection of Jesus Christ? What does it mean for our future?
  4. World Peace: The Impossible Dream? (l) - God's plan for bringing world peace and salvation to all mankind.
  5. 'Christ, Our Passover, Was Sacrificed for Us' (l) - The prophet Isaiah foretold Jesus Christ's ultimate sacrifice: 'He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities ... and the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.'
  6. The Real Gospel of Jesus Christ (l) - Is the gospel a message ABOUT Jesus Christ, or is it the message He brought? You need to understand the real good news of Jesus Christ!
  7. God's Global Village: A Glimpse of a Better Tomorrow (l) - God's global village of tomorrow will be entirely different than the villages of today.
  8. The Good News Beyond the Bad (l) - World peace. For centuries, philosophers and poets have dared to dream the impossible dream, asking, "What if ...?" Yet peace on even a small scale has been so elusive and seemed so hopeless. Yet people have always hoped.
  9. The Prince of Peace (l) - How life will change when Jesus Christ brings peace to this world.
Jesus Christ and the law
  1. (l) - Many believe that Jesus Christ came to do away with the law. But what did He say?
  2. Which Commandments Did Jesus Break? (l) - Jesus was accused of breaking God's law - did He?
Jesus Christ's birth date
  1. (l) - questions and answers represent issues of interest to young people who want sound biblical advice.
Jesus Christ's humor
  1. The Humor of Jesus Christ (l) - Is religion only serious business? Should there be no joy or laughter in church services? Do religious people take themselves too seriously? We begin here a new series of articles on this interesting subject.
  2. The Humor of Jesus Christ (part2) (l) - "I would read the Bible more," a young woman recently told me, "if it were just more interesting ... maybe, more humorous." How about you? Most people don't realize that Jesus, the great Teacher and Messiah, was often quite funny, even pointedly so.
Jesus Christ's influence
  1. Person of the Millennia (l) - Jesus Christ as the "person of the millennia".
Jesus Christ's purpose
  1. Was Jesus the Promised Messiah? (l) - What was Jesus Christ's purpose? Why did he come to earth? Why will he come again?
Jesus Christ, birth of
  1. Was Jesus Born on Christmas Day? (l) - Most people assume that Jesus was born on December 25. After all, that's the day millions of people celebrate as the date of His birth. But evidence shows that's simply not the case. And this is only one of many problems with this holiday!
  2. When Was Jesus Christ Born? (l) - Much of the world celebrates December 25 as the date of Christ's birth. The historical and biblical evidence shows this date cannot be accurate.
  3. Removing the Myths From Christ's Childhood (l) - Legends are legion about Christ's birth and childhood. Can the Bible help us separate fact from fiction?
Jesus Christ, meaning of
  1. What Do 'Messiah' and 'Jesus Christ' Mean? (l) - The meaning of the names of Jesus Christ.
  2. The Meaning of the Name 'Jesus Christ' (l) - Peter said, 'There is no other name ... by which we must be saved.' But what does that name mean?
Jesus Christ, return of
  1. The Book of Revelation: Is it Relevant Today? (l) - Is the book of Revelation relevant today? Is it possible to understand it? Can we know to whom it was written -and why? What are the meanings of its mysterious symbols?
  2. Jesus Christ's Return and Coming Reign (l) - The return of Jesus Christ as King and Kings and Lord of Lords is a truth frequently reaffirmed in the Bible.
  3. The Feast of Trumpets: A Turning Point in History (l) - The Feast of Trumpets introduces the autumn festivals - representing the culmination of the present age of man and the beginning of an incredible time during which God will play a much more direct part in world events.
  4. Chapter Outline of the Book of Revelation (l) - Chapter Outline of the Book of Revelation.
  5. Does Bible Prophecy Tell Us When Jesus Christ Will Return? (l) - Jesus explained that some signs that his return was imminent would be unmistakeable.
  6. Who Could Possibly Misunderstand the Second Coming? (l) - Both the apostles and the early Church misunderstood Christ's second coming. Could you be repeating their mistakes today?
  7. The Year 2000 - Doomsday or the Age of Aquarius? (l) - Some think the year 2000 will bring a dizzying array of technological advances ushering in a utopia on earth. Others believe the coming third millennium since Jesus Christ will bring catastrophic devastation from famine, disease, natural disasters, environmental degradation and war.
  8. How World Peace Will Come (l) - God has promised us 1,000 years of peace. Yet human efforts to achieve enduring peace have always failed. Here is the amazing story of how God will usher in a golden age of lasting peace for all mankind.
Jesus Christ, rule of
  1. Utopia: Fantasy or Future Reality? (l) - The idea of a perfect human society has intrigued and excited visionaries and philosophers for centuries. Mankind has tried many kinds of governments throughout history, but utopia remains an elusive dream, seemingly forever out of reach. Will a perfect world remain an unattainable fantasy, or is it part of our common human destiny?
Jesus Christ, sacrifice of
  1. God's Law and the New Covenant (l) - Many assume that, because Jesus Christ instituted the New Covenant, God's laws are thereby made obsolete. They lean on this argument to ignore His commandments. But what does Jesus Himself say?
  2. Who Delivers Us From Sin? (l) - Reasons to rejoice in the Passover season.
  3. Did You Sin Today? (l) - None of us wishes to die, so perhaps we should understand where our wrong actions can take us.
  4. What Is the Value of a Life? (l) - How valuable is the life of a human being? Is it of less value than a sports car? How about a pair of fancy shoes? Yet these are all things people have killed for!
  5. 'Christ, Our Passover, Was Sacrificed for Us' (l) - The prophet Isaiah foretold Jesus Christ's ultimate sacrifice: 'He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities ... and the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.'
Jesus in history
  1. Extrabiblical Evidence of Jesus Christ (l) - References to Christ appear in more than just the Bible—secular historians of his era talked about Him as well. The following is from our free booklet Jesus Christ: The Real Story
  2. Proof Jesus Actually Existed (l) - The central teaching of Christianity is being challenged as more skeptics question Jesus' existence and choose their own destiny apart from God and the Bible. But proving Jesus' existence isn't difficult.
Jesus in the Old Testament
  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. Jesus Christ: "The Rock" of the Old Testament (l) - The apostle Paul affirms that the God the Israelites of the Old Testament knew - the One they looked to as their "Rock" of strength (see Deuteronomy 32:4; Psalm 18:2) - was the One we know as Jesus Christ.
Jesus Papers
  1. God, Science and the Bible (1/07) (l) - News from the world of science about God and the Bible
Jesus the creator
  1. Was Jesus Created? (l) - John and Paul tell us that it was the preexistent Jesus who created all things. If Jesus created all things, He could not have been one of the "created things."
Jesus the firstborn
  1. Jesus Christ: Man and the Image of God (l) - It is the new man (or new woman) who is spiritually in the image of God. The image of God can be renewed in human beings only through the living presence of Jesus Christ in their lives.
Jesus the I Am
  1. Who--and What--Was Jesus Christ? (l) - Who, really, was Jesus of Nazareth? Where did He really come from? If we understand that, it explains everything He did and said.
Jesus the man
  1. The Captain of Our Salvation: Was Jesus Truly One of Us? (l) - One of the most insidious heresies in the 2,000-year history of Christendom is that Jesus was not truly a human being and that He was not really tempted as we are. What is the truth?
Jesus the prophecied king
  1. The King of the Coming Kingdom (l) - The writings of the Hebrew prophets contain many references to the coming of the divinely anointed King. According to prophecy, God will give Jesus Christ an eternal Kingdom in which He will rule over "peoples, nations, and languages".
Jesus the YHWH
  1. Who--and What--Was Jesus Christ? (l) - Who, really, was Jesus of Nazareth? Where did He really come from? If we understand that, it explains everything He did and said.
Jesus' appearance
  1. Did Jesus Have Long Hair? (l) - Most people assume that Jesus had long hair. That's the way they've always seen Him portrayed in every painting, drawing or movie. But are those depictions accurate?
  2. What Did Jesus Look Like? (l) - The title proclaims, "The Real Face of Jesus," followed by, "Advances in forensic science reveal the most famous face in history." This article didn't appear in a religious magazine, but was the lead story in Popular Mechanics, challenging the popular view of the appearance of Jesus.
Jesus' authority
  1. The Claim of Jesus' Disciples (l) - The statements of those who personally knew and were taught by Jesus, and who then wrote most of the New Testament, are thoroughly consistent with Jesus' declarations about Himself.
  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. Who--and What--Was Jesus Christ? (l) - Who, really, was Jesus of Nazareth? Where did He really come from? If we understand that, it explains everything He did and said.
Jesus' birth
  1. The Real Nativity Story: Surprising Truths You May Not Know! (l) - The biblical accounts of Jesus Christ's birth present some surprising differences from popular ideas and traditions. Do you know the facts from the fiction?
  2. Jesus Christ: Victim of Stolen Identity! (l) - Most people understand that Jesus died for our sins, and the details of His illegal crucifixion are well known. But few know that after Jesus' death His identity was stolen! Many well-intentioned believers have fallen for the deception. Could you also be duped?
  3. A Lesson About Life From Mary (l) - We can learn a significant lesson about human life (and its implications for abortion) by examining the most unique pregnancy in all of history -- the birth of Christ to a young woman named Mary. Some of the main elements we see in today's debate about abortion are found here.
  4. Was Jesus Born on December 25? (l) - Most people assume Jesus was born on Dec. 25. A careful analysis of Scripture, however, clearly indicates that Dec. 25 is an unlikely date for Christ's birth.
  5. Was Jesus Born on Christmas Day? (l) - Most people assume that Jesus was born on December 25. After all, that's the day millions of people celebrate as the date of His birth. But evidence shows that's simply not the case. And this is only one of many problems with this holiday!
  6. Dispelling Myths of Christ's Birth and Childhood (l) - How did Dec. 25 come to be celebrated as the date of Christ's birth? Over the years, many legends have sprung up about Christ's birth and childhood. What does the Bible say about these events?
  7. (l) - Letters from readers of the Good News Magazine, Jan/Feb 2003.
  8. When Was Jesus Christ Born? (l) - Much of the world celebrates December 25 as the date of Christ's birth. The historical and biblical evidence shows this date cannot be accurate.
  9. Fullfilled Prophecies of Jesus Christ (l) - What could be more amazing than to read precise predictions of the events of a person's life hundreds of years before his birth? Surely that would be a mark of divine knowledge and involvement, wouldn't it?
Jesus' birth, date of
  1. Biblical Evidence Shows Jesus Christ Wasn't Born on Dec. 25 (l) - A careful analysis of Scripture clearly indicates that Dec. 25 is an unlikely date for Christ's birth. Here are two primary reasons.
Jesus' bride
  1. The Church as the Bride of Christ (l) - The Church of God is the family of God - made up of Christians who are the children of God the Father and "brothers" of Jesus Christ.
Jesus' brothers
  1. Appendix 12: The Attempt to Destroy David's Lineage (l) - Jesus had other family members who were also of the line of David.
Jesus' central teaching
  1. Why People Don't Understand the Kingdom of God (l) - The Kingdom of God was a central part of Jesus Christ's message and thus a major theme of the Bible. So why is it so rarely understood, and why isn't it commonly taught today?
Jesus' childhood
  1. Mini-Bible Study: The Life and Ministry of Jesus Christ (l) - Any retelling of the life of Jesus Christ falls far short of doing it justice. If you're not familiar with the facts of Jesus' life and ministry, this study will be an introduction that hopefully will whet your appetite to want to learn more.
  2. Dispelling Myths of Christ's Birth and Childhood (l) - How did Dec. 25 come to be celebrated as the date of Christ's birth? Over the years, many legends have sprung up about Christ's birth and childhood. What does the Bible say about these events?
  3. Removing the Myths From Christ's Childhood (l) - Legends are legion about Christ's birth and childhood. Can the Bible help us separate fact from fiction?
Jesus' cross
  1. Bearing Our Cross Like Christ (l) - Jesus tells us that to follow Him, we must take up our cross and walk in His steps. But what does that mean?
Jesus' crucifixion
  1. Centuries-Old Documents Show Evidence for a Wednesday Crucifixion (l) - Did you know there is additional historical evidence for a Wednesday crucifixion?
  2. The Chronology of the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ (l) - Jesus Christ said He would be in the tomb for three days and three nights. What is the biblically accurate chronology of Jesus Christ's crucifixion and resurrection? This time line perfectly accommodates three full nights (Wednesday night, Thursday night and Friday night) and three full daylight periods (Thursday, Friday and Saturday). This is the only time that fits Jesus' own prophecy of how long He would be in the tomb. And fits perfectly with all the details recorded in the Gospels.
  3. Why Was Jesus Christ Crucified? (l) - When even some religious magazines ask people to reassess the most basic of Christian doctrines through an evolutionary lens, society is clearly drifting farther and farther from biblical truth. Can we - will we - continue to rely on sound Bible doctrine?
  4. Did Jesus Fulfill His Prophecy of How Long He Would Be Entombed? (l) - Jesus Christ plainly said He would be entombed for three days and three nights. Can this be reconciled with a "Good Friday" crucifixion and burial and an "Easter Sunday" resurrection, which allows for barely a day and a half in the tomb? Or do the Gospels spell out a solution that fits perfectly with what Jesus foretold?
  5. Seven Important Thoughts - Seven Last Words (l) - What were Jesus Christ's last words?
  6. The Chronology of Christ's Crucifixion and Resurrection (l) - Here is a description of the sequence of events during the crucifixion week, according to history and the Bible.
  7. Who Killed Jesus? (l) - The injustice of the arrest, trial and death of Jesus Christ is profound in that no person was ever so innocent, so sinless, so blameless, so undeserving of such punishment.
  8. Who Killed Jesus Christ? (l) - Why does anyone commit the ultimate act of violence against another human being? What have been the consequences of one of history's most unjust killings?
  9. Could The Passion of the Christ Lead to Religious Revival? (l) - Whatever you think of the movie, Mel Gibson's film on the last 12 hours of Christ's life is having a universal impact. Many people in today's world have little knowledge of the Bible. Could this movie help fill the gap and turn people to Jesus Christ?
  10. The Story of Jesus Christ: Why Can't They Get It Right? (l) - The movie The Passion of the Christ has raised many questions about Jesus of Nazareth and His sacrifice. Yet one of the most important questions is also one of the most basic: Why can't they get it right?
  11. Jesus Christ: Do We Have the Real Story? (l) - Do we have the complete story of Jesus Christ's life and death? For centuries alternative ideas have circulated as to whether Jesus was who the Gospels say He was. The Da Vinci Code, a hugely popular best-selling book, dramatizes one of these stories. What is the truth? Can we know for sure?
Jesus' crucifixion, day of
  1. Centuries-Old Documents Show Evidence for a Wednesday Crucifixion (l) - Did you know there is additional historical evidence for a Wednesday crucifixion?
Jesus' death
  1. Who Really Killed Jesus? (2007) (l) - Was it the Jews? Or a high priest? Or a Roman soldier? Or someone else?
  2. What Was the Purpose of Christ's Death? (l) - Millions of Christians believe that Jesus Christ died for them. But do they really know why? Why was Jesus Christ's death really necessary?
  3. "Christ, Our Passover, Was Sacrificed for Us" (l) - The apostle Paul compared Jesus Christ to the lamb slain at Passover. At His last Passover with His disciples, Jesus told His followers to continue to partake of the Passover symbols of unleavened bread and wine as representative of His sacrifice. What are we to learn from these things?
  4. Why Was Jesus Christ Crucified? (l) - When even some religious magazines ask people to reassess the most basic of Christian doctrines through an evolutionary lens, society is clearly drifting farther and farther from biblical truth. Can we - will we - continue to rely on sound Bible doctrine?
  5. Why Did The Messiah Have to Die? (l) - Jesus Christ gave His life for the sins of all humanity. But why did He have to die so that we could live? Wasn't there some other way?
  6. All Bear Responsibility in Jesus' Death (l) - It's important to understand that the blame for Jesus Christ's death did not lie solely with the soldier who thrust the spear into His side.
  7. Who Really Killed Jesus? (l) - Jesus Christ died in fulfillment of the Passover and other Old Testament sacrifices. But who actually bears blame in His being killed?
  8. The Chronology of the Crucifixion and Resurrection (l) - Chronology of the death and resurrection of Jesus.
  9. Are We Missing God's Message? (l) - How much do we understand about the meaning behind Christ's sufferings? Do we really appreciate the sacrifice of Jesus Christ?
Jesus' death, blame for
  1. Who Killed Jesus? (l) - The injustice of the arrest, trial and death of Jesus Christ is profound in that no person was ever so innocent, so sinless, so blameless, so undeserving of such punishment.
Jesus' divinity
  1. Much More Than a Man (l) - Jesus claimed to be God -- and from the record was able to support that claim. How was Jesus God? If Jesus was God, then who was the Father He spoke of so often? How could Jesus and the Father both be God at the same time?
Jesus' example
  1. The Jesus So Few Know (l) - Why is the Christianity people see so different from the Jesus Christ of the Bible? Could it be that many have a fundamental misunderstanding of His teaching?
  2. The Perfect Example of the Fruit of the Spirit: Jesus Christ (l) - It's vital that Christians bear fruit in their lives-the fruit of the Spirit. But what does that fruit look like? In Jesus Christ we have the perfect example of what God's Spirit should produce in our lives.
  3. Jesus Christ (l) - As Christians, we know Jesus is our Savior and perfect example. Should we observe the Sabbath day like He did?
  4. Jesus and His Apostles Affirm the Need to Obey God's Commandments (l) - Jesus said, "if you want to enter life, obey the commandments".
  5. Jesus Christ's Profound Example of Suffering (l) - Jesus endured profound suffering for our benefit.
  6. What Religious Days Did Jesus Observe? (l) - Every year millions celebrate major religious holidays that are found nowhere in the Bible. If we are to truly follow Christ, shouldn't we consider which religious days He observed?
Jesus' existence
  1. Is Jesus Real? (l) - Some people claim that Jesus Christ was not a real historical person. Others believe there was a person with the name Jesus, but that Biblical accounts of His life are not true. How can you prove to yourself and others that the Savior of mankind lived and died and lives again exactly as the Bible says?
  2. Extrabiblical Evidence of Jesus Christ (l) - References to Christ appear in more than just the Bible—secular historians of his era talked about Him as well. The following is from our free booklet Jesus Christ: The Real Story
  3. Proof Jesus Actually Existed (l) - The central teaching of Christianity is being challenged as more skeptics question Jesus' existence and choose their own destiny apart from God and the Bible. But proving Jesus' existence isn't difficult.
  4. Ossuary Verdict: Experts Testify to its Authenticity (l) - Almost 10 years have passed since the world of archaeology was stunned by the announcement of the discovery in Israel of a limestone burial box for bones inscribed in Aramaic with the words "James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus."
  5. Can We Believe the Gospels? (l) - This issue of Beyond Today addresses the question of whether Jesus Christ really existed, how do the Gospels stack up with verifiable history and what we know from archaeology?
  6. Do Other Nonbiblical Sources Confirm Jesus Christ's Existence? (l) - Many independent witnesses, apart from the Bible, testify of Jesus' existence.
  7. Surprising Archaeological Find: Proof of Jesus' Existence? (l) - Have scholars found firm evidence of the existence of Jesus Christ, His earthly father and one of His half brothers? An intriguing find bears their names.
Jesus' existence, evidence of
  1. Do Other Nonbiblical Sources Confirm Jesus Christ's Existence? (l) - Many independent witnesses, apart from the Bible, testify of Jesus' existence.
Jesus' faith
  1. Blessings of Abraham, Part 4 - Lessons of Abraham (l) - Abraham's example reverberates throughout the Bible and holds many lessons for us today.
Jesus' family
  1. Jesus' Family Connections (l) - When we read the Gospels carefully, we see a number of family connections that help us better understand certain events.
  2. Appendix 11: Joseph of Arimathea and the Line of Nathan (l) - The Davidic line of kings that ruled over the ancient nation of Judah came through David's son Solomon. At the time of Judah's fall to the Babylonians in 586 B.C., this lineage, as explained in this publication, was continued by a transferal of the monarchy to Ireland.
  3. Surprising Archaeological Find: Proof of Jesus' Existence? (l) - Have scholars found firm evidence of the existence of Jesus Christ, His earthly father and one of His half brothers? An intriguing find bears their names.
Jesus' father
  1. God the Father (l) - What does the Bible say about who God the Father is?
Jesus' first coming
  1. The Messiah's Misunderstood Mission (l) - Jesus performed miracles and signs. He healed the sick, raised the dead, quelled storms of nature -- yet He wasn't accepted as Israel's Messiah. His purpose was misunderstood by most of those who saw and heard Him.
Jesus' foot washing
  1. The Lesson of Foot-Washing (l) - Ancient Israel had to learn a painful, tragic lesson at Jericho. On the evening before His death, Jesus washed the feet of His disciples, then instructed that His followers would continue this practice to help us remember. What are we to learn from this simple but profound observance?
Jesus' gospel
  1. The Most Misunderstood Message (l) - Why was the Messiah's gospel message twisted, ignored and largely forgotten?
  2. What Was Jesus' Gospel? (l) - Many fail to realize that the future, world-ruling Kingdom prophesied in so many places in the Old Testament was at the heart of Jesus' message and teaching.
  3. Introduction (bsc6) (l) - When Jesus spoke of the Kingdom of God, what did He mean? Was He referring to the Church He built through His disciples? Or was He talking about something entirely different?
  4. The Gospel Jesus Taught (l) - The events at Christ's return and the establishment of the kingdom of God.
  5. What is the Gospel of the Kingdom? (l) - The Surprising sayings of Jesus Christ.
  6. What Is the Gospel Jesus Christ Taught? (l) - If we are to understand the point of Jesus' teachings, message and mission, we need to be sure we understand the gospel - the good news - that he taught.
Jesus' government
  1. Whom Would Jesus Vote For? (l) - Conservative, liberal, third party, Tea Party or write-in candidate - which would Jesus support? Which should you?
  2. A Dream Come True (l) - Jesus Christ promised to return and not simply clean up the corruption of ongoing earthly rule, but completely replace all temporal entities with a completely new and perfect government--one that truly serves the people.
Jesus' habits
  1. The Power of Habits (editorial) (l) - Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny. --traditional saying
Jesus' hair
  1. Did Jesus Have Long Hair? (l) - Most people assume that Jesus had long hair. That's the way they've always seen Him portrayed in every painting, drawing or movie. But are those depictions accurate?
  2. What Did Jesus Look Like? (l) - The title proclaims, "The Real Face of Jesus," followed by, "Advances in forensic science reveal the most famous face in history." This article didn't appear in a religious magazine, but was the lead story in Popular Mechanics, challenging the popular view of the appearance of Jesus.
Jesus' half brothers
  1. Jesus' Family Connections (l) - When we read the Gospels carefully, we see a number of family connections that help us better understand certain events.
Jesus' half sisters
  1. Jesus' Family Connections (l) - When we read the Gospels carefully, we see a number of family connections that help us better understand certain events.
Jesus' help
  1. Conclusion (l) - This life is filled with challenges. Sometimes these challenges will push us to our very limits--physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Jesus' humanity
  1. The God Who Became a Human Being (l) - How could someone who is spirit, having lived for all eternity in the past, become human? Was Jesus a human being just like us?
  2. Was Jesus Christ Truly a Man? (l) - Denying Jesus Christ's humanity leads people away from the truth of God. If He had not been truly human, then His sacrifice for our sins would be null and void.
Jesus' identity
  1. 'You Are Gods' (l) - Jesus proclaimed His divine identity. He went on to proclaim that humans too can be part of the God family.
  2. Who Was Jesus Christ? (1/2002) (l) - What was Jesus' identity? Was he truly the Christ?
  3. Who Is This Man Called Jesus? (l) - Today, some say that Jesus Christ was a good man with good ideas. Others say he was a prophet called to proclaim the love of God to humanity.
Jesus' identity, evidence of
  1. Jesus' Amazing Fulfillment of Prophecy (l) - To claim that you are God is one thing -- but to convince people that you are indeed what you say you are is quite another. So how did Jesus' closest followers come to be so convinced that they would lay down their lives for that belief?
Jesus' identity, proof of
  1. A Sinless and Miraculous Life (l) - Jesus was sinless as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all humanity. And he pointed to his many miracles as proof of who he was.
Jesus' invitation
  1. Seeing What God Sees (l) - Jesus Christ's encounter with a blind man holds important lessons for us as to what it means to accept His invitation of "Follow Me."
Jesus' kingdom
  1. A Dream Come True (l) - Jesus Christ promised to return and not simply clean up the corruption of ongoing earthly rule, but completely replace all temporal entities with a completely new and perfect government--one that truly serves the people.
Jesus' law
  1. Choose the Best Answer (l) - Much of traditional Christianity believes that the law of God no longer applies to Christians. There are several different arguments against keeping the commandments, but are these biblical? Which approach gives the best answer from the Bible?
Jesus' leadership
  1. Poised for Victory! (l) - The list of the qualities of a man at the helm of a Roman army pointed to an even more incredible example of leadership possessed by Jesus Christ, the Captain of our salvation.
Jesus' lineage
  1. 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.
Jesus' message
  1. Jesus Christ: Victim of Stolen Identity! (l) - Most people understand that Jesus died for our sins, and the details of His illegal crucifixion are well known. But few know that after Jesus' death His identity was stolen! Many well-intentioned believers have fallen for the deception. Could you also be duped?
  2. Mini-Bible Study: The Life and Ministry of Jesus Christ (l) - Any retelling of the life of Jesus Christ falls far short of doing it justice. If you're not familiar with the facts of Jesus' life and ministry, this study will be an introduction that hopefully will whet your appetite to want to learn more.
  3. What Was Jesus' Gospel? (l) - Many fail to realize that the future, world-ruling Kingdom prophesied in so many places in the Old Testament was at the heart of Jesus' message and teaching.
  4. This is the United Church of God (l) - Jesus' message, the gospel of the Kingdom of God, defines the mission of the United Church of God, an International Association. That same message, unaltered and undiluted, clarifies what we stand for in a world filled with a bewildering variety of religious beliefs, customs and opinions.
Jesus' messiahship
  1. The Chronology of Christ's Crucifixion and Resurrection (l) - Here is a description of the sequence of events during the crucifixion week, according to history and the Bible.
Jesus' millennial rule
  1. The Millennium, an Eternal Idea (l) - The teaching of the Millennium, which dates from the earliest statements in the Bible, continues to hold the imagination of many despite the attempts to stamp out and destroy it.
Jesus' ministry
  1. Did Jesus Christ Fail as the Messiah? (l) - Jesus of Nazareth is the central figure of Christianity. His followers claimed He was the Jewish Messiah who would rule the earth, but He was put to death as a criminal. Did Jesus fail as the Messiah?
Jesus' miracles
  1. A Sinless and Miraculous Life (l) - Jesus was sinless as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all humanity. And he pointed to his many miracles as proof of who he was.
  2. Could Jesus Perform Miracles? (l) - In Christ's case, the Father answered His every prayer and backed up His every command, so that even the wind and the sea obeyed Him.
Jesus' mission
  1. The Messiah's Misunderstood Mission (l) - Jesus performed miracles and signs. He healed the sick, raised the dead, quelled storms of nature -- yet He wasn't accepted as Israel's Messiah. His purpose was misunderstood by most of those who saw and heard Him.
  2. This is the United Church of God (l) - Jesus' message, the gospel of the Kingdom of God, defines the mission of the United Church of God, an International Association. That same message, unaltered and undiluted, clarifies what we stand for in a world filled with a bewildering variety of religious beliefs, customs and opinions.
  3. Are We Missing God's Message? (l) - How much do we understand about the meaning behind Christ's sufferings? Do we really appreciate the sacrifice of Jesus Christ?
Jesus' name
  1. The Privilege and Power of Prayer (l) - The Bible reveals and discusses several tools we can use to grow spiritually and build our relationship with our Creator. In this first article in a series on these tools for spiritual growth, we examine the foundational tool of prayer--a key to communication with God.
Jesus' new commandment
  1. Christ's New Commandment (l) - Did Jesus replace the clear definitions of the Ten Commandments with a new religious principle, that love alone can guide our lives?
Jesus' obedience
  1. Jesus Christ's Submission to the Father (l) - The apostle Paul, in Philippians 2, says that Jesus was willing to voluntarily surrender His awesome godly power and position for our sakes, telling us: "Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped [i.e., tightly held onto and not let go of], but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death -- even death on a cross!" (Philippians 2:5-8, NIV).
Jesus' origin
  1. Was Jesus Created? (l) - John and Paul tell us that it was the preexistent Jesus who created all things. If Jesus created all things, He could not have been one of the "created things."
  2. Jesus Was Sent by the Father (l) - The preexistent Word, who later became Jesus Christ, was sent to earth by the Father in heaven. The Gospel of John bears record to this truth many times.
Jesus' parables
  1. Lazarus and the Rich Man: Proof of Heaven and Hell? (l) - "... In Christ's story God was the beggar's only source of help, for the rich man was certainly not going to do a single thing for him! ... It is important to see this parable of Jesus as a continuation of His conflict with the Pharisees over riches. Christ had said, 'You cannot serve God and Money' (16:13).
  2. Christ's Parables and the Kingdom (l) - Jesus often compared the coming Kingdom to common situations in people's lives. These messages are known as parables.
Jesus' politics
  1. Whom Would Jesus Vote For? (l) - Conservative, liberal, third party, Tea Party or write-in candidate - which would Jesus support? Which should you?
  2. Whom Would Jesus Christ Choose to Be a World Leader? (l) - America faces enormous challenges as it counts down the days to another presidential election. Considering the current national state of affairs, whom would Jesus Christ choose for high office?
Jesus' power
  1. 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.
  2. Who--and What--Was Jesus Christ? (l) - Who, really, was Jesus of Nazareth? Where did He really come from? If we understand that, it explains everything He did and said.
Jesus' prayer
  1. A Lesson in Prayer (l) - You've probably heard about the power of prayer and how prayer can bring about wonderful changes in your life. But have you ever prayed and nothing happened? Have you recited the same words over and over, hoping God would somehow help you make a decision or supply an answer to an unsolvable problem? It's not that God doesn't care. The problem could be that you don't know what Jesus taught about prayer.
Jesus' preexistence
  1. YHWH (l) - Studying how God reveals Himself in the Bible can be enlightening.
  2. The Apostles Understood Jesus to Be the Creator (l) - The book of Hebrews speaks of the Son of God as the Being through whom God created the worlds (Hebrews 1:2) and who "sustains all things by his powerful word" (verse 3, NRSV). Only God is great enough to do such things.
  3. 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.
  4. How Is God Revealed in the Bible? (l) - A true understanding of God comes from only one source - God's revelation to mankind, the Bible. What does it reveal about God the Father and Jesus Christ?
  5. The God Who Became a Human Being (l) - How could someone who is spirit, having lived for all eternity in the past, become human? Was Jesus a human being just like us?
  6. Much More Than a Man (l) - Jesus claimed to be God -- and from the record was able to support that claim. How was Jesus God? If Jesus was God, then who was the Father He spoke of so often? How could Jesus and the Father both be God at the same time?
  7. Was Jesus Created? (l) - John and Paul tell us that it was the preexistent Jesus who created all things. If Jesus created all things, He could not have been one of the "created things."
  8. Jesus Christ: 'The Rock' of the Old Testament (l) - The apostle Paul affirms that the God of the Old Testament was the One we know as Jesus Christ.
  9. Jesus Christ's Disciples Understood Him to Be the Creator (l) - John confirms that Jesus was the divine Word through whom God created the universe.
  10. The Personal Nature of God (l) - Both the Apostle John and the Apostle Paul describe two individual divine Beings, with Jesus being subject to God the Father.
  11. Who Was Jesus? (booklet) (l) - The Logos [Word] was not only with God in the beginning, but was God (John 1:1), and it was this Logos who became flesh and is identified with Christ.
  12. Jesus Was Sent by the Father (l) - The preexistent Word, who later became Jesus Christ, was sent to earth by the Father in heaven. The Gospel of John bears record to this truth many times.
Jesus' prexistence
  1. Who Was Jesus? (3/2014) (l) - Where did Jesus Christ come from? Who was He? This is a mystery that far too few really understand. Do you? It does matter - your future and your salvation depend on it!
Jesus' prophecy
  1. Has Jesus Christ's Olivet Prophecy Been Fulfilled? (l) - Jesus Christ gave a detailed prophecy of Judea and Jerusalem in Matthew 24. What does history tell us about this prophecys fulfillment?
Jesus' reign on earth
  1. Why People Don't Understand the Kingdom of God (l) - The Kingdom of God was a central part of Jesus Christ's message and thus a major theme of the Bible. So why is it so rarely understood, and why isn't it commonly taught today?
Jesus' resurrection
  1. Jesus Wasn't Crucified on Friday - or Resurrected on Sunday! (l) - How can we fit three days and three nights between a Friday afternoon crucifixion and an Easter Sunday sunrise? The fact is, we can't. So what is the truth about when Jesus was crucified and resurrected?
  2. What Does the Feast of Unleavened Bread Mean for Christians? (l) - Central to our understanding of the biblical Feast of Unleavened Bread is the realization that the resurrected Jesus Christ lives His life in every individual Christian.
  3. Who Resurrected Jesus Christ? (l) - The New Testament plainly reveals in many passages that it was God the Father who raised Jesus from the dead.
  4. 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?
  5. A Surprising Truth: Jesus Wasn't Resurrected on Sunday Morning! (l) - There's much more to Christ's resurrection than watching a sunrise on Easter morning.
  6. The Chronology of the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ (l) - Jesus Christ said He would be in the tomb for three days and three nights. What is the biblically accurate chronology of Jesus Christ's crucifixion and resurrection? This time line perfectly accommodates three full nights (Wednesday night, Thursday night and Friday night) and three full daylight periods (Thursday, Friday and Saturday). This is the only time that fits Jesus' own prophecy of how long He would be in the tomb. And fits perfectly with all the details recorded in the Gospels.
  7. The Good Friday Dilemma (l) - Early Christianity became divided over the Passover/Easter Sunday controversy. What are the Biblical proofs? Which should Christians observe?
  8. Did Jesus Fulfill His Prophecy of How Long He Would Be Entombed? (l) - Jesus Christ plainly said He would be entombed for three days and three nights. Can this be reconciled with a "Good Friday" crucifixion and burial and an "Easter Sunday" resurrection, which allows for barely a day and a half in the tomb? Or do the Gospels spell out a solution that fits perfectly with what Jesus foretold?
  9. Jesus Christ's Resurrection: Our Hope of Life (l) - What is the real significance of Jesus Christ's resurrection from the grave? What does it mean for you?
  10. Where Does Easter Fit Into the Picture? (l) - Are you missing out on the deeper meaning of Christ's resurrection?
  11. Mini-Bible Study: The Life and Ministry of Jesus Christ (l) - Any retelling of the life of Jesus Christ falls far short of doing it justice. If you're not familiar with the facts of Jesus' life and ministry, this study will be an introduction that hopefully will whet your appetite to want to learn more.
  12. Was Jesus Really Resurrected? (l) - Without the resurrection of Jesus Christ, our faith is futile. Do we have historical evidence that it actually happened?
  13. The Chronology of Christ's Crucifixion and Resurrection (l) - Here is a description of the sequence of events during the crucifixion week, according to history and the Bible.
  14. Did Jesus Really Die and Live Again? (l) - One of the greatest proofs that Jesus is exactly who He said He was -- the Son of God and the only One through whom eternal life is offered -- is His resurrection from the dead.
  15. The Chronology of the Crucifixion and Resurrection (l) - Chronology of the death and resurrection of Jesus.
  16. Christ our Passover (l) - There is a site in Jerusalem called the Garden Tomb. Years ago some proposed it as the tomb where Jesus was laid after His death. Further study has proven this to not be the case.
  17. A defining teaching (l) - Have you looked into that tomb and considered what it means? Have you seen that Christ has indeed risen from the dead? Have you allowed your life and your thinking to be transformed by this event?
  18. "He has risen!" (l) - Two men ran through the streets of the city, trying to see if it was true.
  19. Introduction - Saved by His Life (l) - The central series of events for the Christian faith is the story of Jesus Christ.
  20. The resurrection of Jesus Christ: Miracle of the Ages (l) - After the sudden arrest, illegal trial, conviction and crucifixion of Jesus, His disciples were in shock. Everything they knew was turned upside down--their Master dead, their fellowship in hiding and their hopes crushed. Their time of rejoicing was at an end, and a funereal fog descended on the earliest disciples.
  21. Lessons From Two Resurrections (l) - John's gospel details two instances in which individuals were resurrected from the dead. The first astonished its witnesses, but the second transformed Jesus' disciples' lives giving them power and conviction to face trial, persecution and even martyrdom for an astounding truth.
Jesus' return
  1. Why Understanding World News Is So Important! (l) - Never before have we had such a dire need to truly grasp the meaning of today's world events--at the very time when normal news outlets are in obvious decline. In this connection the Bible itself explains how we can face both present and future happenings with much greater confidence.
  2. War of the Worlds (l) - War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells is considered a science-fiction classic. It has been read by millions, its 1938 enactment on radio caused a nationwide panic, and it has spawned two popular movies. Is an invasion from outer space a possibility? Did you know that the Bible actually predicts an invasion of this earth from beyond?
  3. The Festival Code: Unlocking the Future (l) - The following letters from and to Abdul are composites, but the events pictured by God's Holy Days are real! In fact, these little-known celebrations contain coded messages that reveal the future for everyone.
  4. Will a New Leader Solve Our Problems? (l) - Why, after political leaders have promised for years to fix certain problems, are those obstacles still with us? Why, when so many hope and strive for positive change, does it remain tantalizingly out of reach?
  5. What the World Tomorrow Will Be Like (l) - Are you tired of bad news? Do you grieve over the never-ending cycle of mayhem and madness assaulting you daily through the TV, the Internet and the print media, to say nothing of the trying events of your life and the lives of loved ones? Well, here is some good news! The world is about to change dramatically--for the better!
  6. Christ Will Return - But Why? (l) - While many believe Jesus will return, things get considerably fuzzier on why He will return or what He will do when He returns.
  7. Can We Know When? (l) - The Bible gives us many warning signs that precede Christ's second coming.
  8. Seven Prophecies That Must Be Fulfilled Before Jesus Christ's Return (l) - Previous generations have thought that Jesus Christ would return in their lifetimes, but they were proven wrong. Many people alive today think that Christ's return is imminent. Certainly, the Bible contains prophecies that could not have been fulfilled until this generation.
  9. The Rapture Is Wrong: The Saints Don't Rise to Run Away (l) - The Bible says the saints rise to meet Christ at His return. But they aren't snatched away to heaven. They rise in the air to perform a fitting salute to the King of Kings and then join Him, not in heaven, but on the earth. If this is different from what you have heard or believed, you need to prove what the Bible actually says!
  10. The Wonderful World Beyond Today! Part 2: Priority #1--Human Survival! (l) - What has brought humanity to the brink of extinction, and what can--what will--be done to save us?
  11. Will Global Economic Turmoil Precede Jesus Christ's Return? (l) - What possible connection could the global marketplace have with Jesus Christ's return? Do you understand the Bible's prophetic links?
  12. Describing the Indescribable (l) - Paul begins to paint a picture of what God gave him to see as he stood on the threshold of eternity and peeked in.
  13. Could Jesus Christ Return Tomorrow? (l) - A little-noticed prophecy in the biblical book of Revelation shows that Jesus Christ's return couldn't take place without a revolutionary change in global mass communications—a change that has taken place only in the last few years.
  14. The Biggest News Story in History: CHRIST RETURNS! (l) - Jesus Christ will return - the who, what, when, where, why and how.
  15. To All Who Love His Appearing (l) - Nearly 2,000 years ago, people traversed the paths of the known world at great risk telling a story that had changed their lives and that they hoped would change the lives of others.
  16. Hope, Fear and the End of the World (l) - Why can't there be world peace? All we get is war and fear. What we want is truth and hope.
  17. Let's Finish This Together (l) - For World News and Prophecy's final Restoration column, a summary of all things WNP.
  18. What's in Your Future? (l) - We're born, we live, we die and then we're history. But when we're young we think about our future!
  19. A Real King Who Will Rescue Humanity (l) - Why does it seem that our governments are helpless in the face of widespread problems -- or can actually become the cause of even more problems?
  20. Are You Ready for the Day of the Lord? (l) - The Bible speaks of the Day of the Lord as a time of great upheaval, cataclysm and also of hope. The Bible reveals that this "day" actually symbolizes a period of time beginning with great trouble for mankind and extending into an eternity of peace.
  21. The Worst World War Is Yet to Come (l) - At this 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, we must realize that an even greater global conflict is coming -- with horrors on a scale never before seen.
  22. Are You Preparing for Christ's Return? (l) - Jesus Christ's second coming can't be just a notion of a fantasy future. You must prepare spiritually for this real event!
  23. Bible Prophecy and You (7/2017) (l) - Much of Bible prophecy centers on the return of Jesus Christ to establish the Kingdom of God here on earth. Let's examine prophecies of this event!
  24. The Final Superpower: The Kingdom of God (l) - "And in the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed ... You saw that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it broke in pieces the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver, and the gold ... The dream is certain, and its interpretation is sure." --Daniel 2:44-45 [44] And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever. [45] Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.
  25. The Horsemen of Revelation: The Fifth Horseman Rides (l) - Most Bible students focus only on the first four horsemen of Revelation 6. The phrase "Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" is synonymous with frightening prophecies. But there is another horseman--a fifth, whose ride signifies a much different future and brings promise of a far better age to come.
  26. We'll Meet Christ in the Air - but When? (l) - Most people say 1 Thessalonians 4 describes a secret Rapture taking place before the Great Tribulation. But put together all the scriptures that talk about being resurrected to meet Christ in the air, and you can piece together a coherent picture of not only when it will happen (at the end of the Tribulation), but how obvious it will be (very).
  27. Will this generation see God's Kingdom established on Earth? (l) - We have seen how seven biblically prophesied circumstances could not have come to pass until recent times.
  28. Jesus Christ is coming as conquering King (l) - In the first century, most people of Jewish background anticipated a Messiah who would come to the earth as a conquering king to establish the Kingdom of God.
  29. The Millennium and Peace on Earth (l) - The Bible clearly states that Jesus Christ will return to earth. But why? And what does Bible prophecy tell us about the world after His return?
  30. "Even So, Come, Lord Jesus!" (l) - As we remember Christ's first coming as Savior, we can look forward eagerly to His promised return as King of Kings!
Jesus' role
  1. Was Jesus Christ the Messiah? (l) - What was Jesus Christ's purpose? Why did He come to earth? Why will He come again?
Jesus' rule
  1. What Will Christ's Reign Be Like? (l) - The Bible makes it clear that Jesus Christ will return to the earth as King and Messiah. But how will He rule? Does Bible prophecy give us descriptions of His reign?
  2. (l) - The ideal of a "peaceable kingdom" has held men's imaginations for centuries. Many efforts have been made to create a perfect utopia. How will it come-by human effort or by the power of God?
  3. What's in Your Future? (l) - We're born, we live, we die and then we're history. But when we're young we think about our future!
Jesus' sacrifice
  1. What Was the Purpose of Christ's Death? (l) - Millions of Christians believe that Jesus Christ died for them. But do they really know why? Why was Jesus Christ's death really necessary?
  2. Why Was Jesus Christ Crucified? (l) - When even some religious magazines ask people to reassess the most basic of Christian doctrines through an evolutionary lens, society is clearly drifting farther and farther from biblical truth. Can we - will we - continue to rely on sound Bible doctrine?
  3. "Christ Our Passover Was Sacrificed for Us" (l) - In 1 Corinthians 5:7, Paul wrote that "Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us." Do you understand the profound meaning this statement holds for Christians?
  4. The Gospel of Jesus Christ: Salvation in the Kingdom (l) - The Kingdom of God is attained only through Jesus Christ's central role as the personal Savior of all who would enter that Kingdom.
  5. A Sinless and Miraculous Life (l) - Jesus was sinless as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all humanity. And he pointed to his many miracles as proof of who he was.
  6. Forgiveness of Sin (l) - How are we forgiven, and where do baptism and Jesus Christ fit in?
  7. 'Christ, Our Passover, Was Sacrificed for Us' (l) - The prophet Isaiah foretold Jesus Christ's ultimate sacrifice: 'He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities ... and the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.'
  8. Who Delivers Us From Sin? (l) - Reasons to rejoice in the Passover season.
  9. What Is the Value of a Life? (l) - How valuable is the life of a human being? Is it of less value than a sports car? How about a pair of fancy shoes? Yet these are all things people have killed for!
  10. Jesus Christ's Unfinished Business (l) - Christ's apostles looked forward to a time when the laws of God will be widely taught by Christ the Master Teacher and everyone will live by them.
Jesus' sacrifice, purpose of
  1. Jesus Christ, the Wisdom of God (l) - Paul says that Christ is "the wisdom of God" and that the idea of "Jesus Christ and Him crucified" is "the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages". God's plan provides a way for our sins to be forgiven, but is also designed so we would not choose the way of sin ever again.
Jesus' second coming
  1. The Feast of Tabernacles: Jesus Christ Reigns Over All the Earth (l) - God's plan for mankind involves restoration. The Feast of Tabernacles symbolizes the restoration process, which will start with the return of Jesus Christ, pictured by the Feast of Trumpets, and the banishment of Satan, depicted by the Day of Atonement.
  2. The Messiah's Misunderstood Mission (l) - Jesus performed miracles and signs. He healed the sick, raised the dead, quelled storms of nature -- yet He wasn't accepted as Israel's Messiah. His purpose was misunderstood by most of those who saw and heard Him.
  3. One Year After Sept. 11: What Have We Learned? (l) - September ll should be seen, above all, as a warning - a call to national repentance.
  4. The Feast of Peace (l) - What is the meaning of the Feast of Peace? What is God's plan for mankind?
Jesus' signs and wonders
  1. A Sinless and Miraculous Life (l) - Jesus was sinless as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all humanity. And he pointed to his many miracles as proof of who he was.
Jesus' suffering
  1. Jesus Christ's Profound Example of Suffering (l) - Jesus endured profound suffering for our benefit.
  2. Help for Sufferers (l) - The unwillingness of mankind as a whole to believe and obey God is the real reason for a suffering world. But God offers relief from suffering.
  3. Does Jesus Christ Really Understand? (l) - Our fast paced world is far more removed from the dusty roads Jesus walked in first century Palestine. Can he really understand our needs and sufferings? Can he empathize with our worries?
Jesus' sympathy
  1. Framed Forever by a Tear (l) - The picture found in the Bible's shortest verse, "Jesus wept," speaks volumes about God's love and compassion for those He has made.
Jesus' synagogue
  1. Jesus Christ's Early Ministry (l) - Historical and archaelogical evidence that supports the Bible's record of Christ's ministry.
Jesus' teaching
  1. The Teacher (l) - Have you ever had an instructor who was so involved and encouraging that she was willing to give up her personal spare time to help and serve her students?
  2. Why Christ Spoke in Parables (l) - Many people would be surprised to learn that Jesus Christ spoke in parables to hide His message from the masses. Why did He do this? And how can you understand the deepest meaning of the parables of the Kingdom?
Jesus' teachings
  1. The Book of James: An 'Epistle of Straw'? (l) - Paul wrote, "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith," and we are "created in Christ Jesus to do good works" (Ephesians 2:8, New International Version). James summarized this concept simply and concisely, telling us that "faith without works is dead" (James 2:20).
  2. Christianity Isn't For Wimps (l) - Most people today think being a Christian is easy, but the surprising truth is, the real Christianity of the Bible is challenging and difficult. Do you have the courage and conviction to be a real Christian?
  3. What Did Jesus Look Like? (l) - The title proclaims, "The Real Face of Jesus," followed by, "Advances in forensic science reveal the most famous face in history." This article didn't appear in a religious magazine, but was the lead story in Popular Mechanics, challenging the popular view of the appearance of Jesus.
Jesus' throne
  1. Eternal destiny (l) - Now we can see why the British royal family rose under Queen Victoria to the heights of world prestige and preeminence. Why it continues to hold a special place in the hearts of all manner of people the world over. And why, of all royal families, it is still the first one that comes to mind.
Jesus' wedding feast
  1. Your Invitation to a Wedding Feast (l) - You have the opportunity to attend the most magnificent wedding the world has ever seen.
Jesus, anointing of
  1. A Right Example Heard Around the World (l) - Jesus Christ surprised His disciples -- and possibly many of us as well -- by praising a seemingly wasteful act. Why did He put such emphasis on it?
Jesus, another
  1. The Great Counterfeiter (l) - As a deceiver, Satan has no equal. In addition to being the world's greatest con artist, he is also its most accomplished counterfeiter.
Jesus, archaeology and
  1. Jesus Christ's Later Ministry (l) - Archeaological findings shed light on and confirm the accuracy of historical details recorded for us in the Gospels.
Jesus, belief in
  1. What Does It Mean to Believe in Jesus? (l) - Many claim to believe in Jesus Christ, but according to the Bible they really don't. How can you know that your belief is genuine?
Jesus, death of
  1. Three Days and Three Nights (l) - We believe that the Father raised Jesus Christ from the dead after His body lay three days and three nights in the grave, thus making immortality possible for mortal man.
  2. Did Jesus Really Die and Live Again? (l) - One of the greatest proofs that Jesus is exactly who He said He was -- the Son of God and the only One through whom eternal life is offered -- is His resurrection from the dead.
  3. Who Killed Jesus Christ? (l) - Why does anyone commit the ultimate act of violence against another human being? What have been the consequences of one of history's most unjust killings?
Jesus, discover
  1. Introduction - Jesus Christ: The Real Story (l) - What is the real story? Can the true picture of Jesus emerge after 2,000 years of differing views? Who should we believe as we try to find it?
Jesus, evidence of
  1. Is Jesus Real? (l) - Some people claim that Jesus Christ was not a real historical person. Others believe there was a person with the name Jesus, but that Biblical accounts of His life are not true. How can you prove to yourself and others that the Savior of mankind lived and died and lives again exactly as the Bible says?
Jesus, faith of
  1. Was God's Law Abolished in the New Testament? (l) - "Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. He who says, 'I know Him,' and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him" (1 John 2:3, 4).
Jesus, find
  1. Introduction - Jesus Christ: The Real Story (l) - What is the real story? Can the true picture of Jesus emerge after 2,000 years of differing views? Who should we believe as we try to find it?
Jesus, killing of
  1. Who Killed Jesus? (l) - The injustice of the arrest, trial and death of Jesus Christ is profound in that no person was ever so innocent, so sinless, so blameless, so undeserving of such punishment.
Jesus, meaning of
  1. What Do 'Messiah' and 'Jesus Christ' Mean? (l) - The meaning of the names of Jesus Christ.
Jesus, murder of
  1. Who Killed Jesus? (l) - The injustice of the arrest, trial and death of Jesus Christ is profound in that no person was ever so innocent, so sinless, so blameless, so undeserving of such punishment.
Jesus, nature of
  1. Introduction - Jesus Christ: The Real Story (l) - What is the real story? Can the true picture of Jesus emerge after 2,000 years of differing views? Who should we believe as we try to find it?
  2. Much More Than a Man (l) - Jesus claimed to be God -- and from the record was able to support that claim. How was Jesus God? If Jesus was God, then who was the Father He spoke of so often? How could Jesus and the Father both be God at the same time?
  3. Your Date With Destiny: Meeting the Real Jesus (l) - The Bible reveals that we each have a date with destiny when we will face Jesus and give account of our actions. The criteria He will use in determining who will be in His Kingdom are quite different from what most people have been led to believe.
  4. A God Not Bound by Space and Time (l) - If there is a God, why don't we see, hear or touch Him? It's a simple and fair question. But the answer defies human logic, reasoning and experience.
  5. Was Jesus Christ Truly a Man? (l) - Denying Jesus Christ's humanity leads people away from the truth of God. If He had not been truly human, then His sacrifice for our sins would be null and void.
  6. 'You Are Gods' (l) - Jesus proclaimed His divine identity. He went on to proclaim that humans too can be part of the God family.
  7. Who Was Jesus Christ? (1/2002) (l) - What was Jesus' identity? Was he truly the Christ?
Jesus, perfection of
  1. A Sinless and Miraculous Life (l) - Jesus was sinless as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all humanity. And he pointed to his many miracles as proof of who he was.
Jesus, physical body of
  1. A God Not Bound by Space and Time (l) - If there is a God, why don't we see, hear or touch Him? It's a simple and fair question. But the answer defies human logic, reasoning and experience.
Jesus, plot to murder
  1. Who Killed Jesus? (l) - The injustice of the arrest, trial and death of Jesus Christ is profound in that no person was ever so innocent, so sinless, so blameless, so undeserving of such punishment.
Jesus, real
  1. Vantage Point - How Will Jesus Impact You? (l) - Jesus of Nazareth has a legacy. His brief, 33-year stint as a man has affected the world in profound ways.
Jesus, rejection of
  1. Are We Missing the Message of God? (l) - Do we fully understand and appreciate the sacrifice of Jesus Christ?
Jesus, return of
  1. The Day of the Lord Finally Arrives (l) - The seven trumpets of Revelation provide us with a summary of what will happen during the time known as the Day of the Lord.
  2. Jesus Christ's Return and Coming Reign (l) - The return of Jesus Christ as King and Kings and Lord of Lords is a truth frequently reaffirmed in the Bible.
  3. The Feast of Tabernacles: Jesus Christ Reigns Over All the Earth (l) - God's plan for mankind involves restoration. The Feast of Tabernacles symbolizes the restoration process, which will start with the return of Jesus Christ, pictured by the Feast of Trumpets, and the banishment of Satan, depicted by the Day of Atonement.
  4. The Messiah's Misunderstood Mission (l) - Jesus performed miracles and signs. He healed the sick, raised the dead, quelled storms of nature -- yet He wasn't accepted as Israel's Messiah. His purpose was misunderstood by most of those who saw and heard Him.
  5. The Good News of a World Set Free (l) - "They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain, for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea" (Isaiah 11:9).
  6. Does Bible Prophecy Tell Us When Jesus Christ Will Return? (l) - Jesus explained that some signs that his return was imminent would be unmistakeable.
  7. The Feast of Peace (l) - What is the meaning of the Feast of Peace? What is God's plan for mankind?
  8. The Great Disappointment (l) - In American history it's known as "The Great Disappointment." In 1844 tens of thousands of people thought that Jesus Christ was returning to the earth in visible glory. Jesus didn't arrive and thousands were left disillusioned. Over the years many have proclaimed Christ's return. Does the Bible teach that Jesus is coming back to this earth?
  9. One Year After Sept. 11: What Have We Learned? (l) - September ll should be seen, above all, as a warning - a call to national repentance.
  10. The Global Economy and Jesus Christ's Return (l) - What could the return of Christ have to do with the global marketplace?
  11. How Is the Work of God Accomplished Today? (l) - Jesus Christ gave His Church a commission in which each member has a vital part to play. How is that mission being carried out in our modern world?
Jesus, sinless
  1. A Sinless and Miraculous Life (l) - Jesus was sinless as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all humanity. And he pointed to his many miracles as proof of who he was.
Jesus, suffering of
  1. Are We Missing the Message of God? (l) - Do we fully understand and appreciate the sacrifice of Jesus Christ?
Jesus, the name
  1. What Do 'Messiah' and 'Jesus Christ' Mean? (l) - The meaning of the names of Jesus Christ.
Jesus, the real
  1. Introduction - Jesus Christ: The Real Story (l) - What is the real story? Can the true picture of Jesus emerge after 2,000 years of differing views? Who should we believe as we try to find it?
  2. Your Date With Destiny: Meeting the Real Jesus (l) - The Bible reveals that we each have a date with destiny when we will face Jesus and give account of our actions. The criteria He will use in determining who will be in His Kingdom are quite different from what most people have been led to believe.
Jesus, who was
  1. Introduction - Jesus Christ: The Real Story (l) - What is the real story? Can the true picture of Jesus emerge after 2,000 years of differing views? Who should we believe as we try to find it?
Jewels
  1. God's Jewels: Diamonds in the Rough (l) - Changing from carbon to a diamond is God's plan for us.
Jewish
  1. Jesus Was a Jew (l) - The Bible's final book refers to Jesus as "the Lion of the tribe of Judah" (Revelation 5:5). On Jesus' human side, David is called His father, meaning ancestor, in Luke 1:32. Thus He was certainly a Jew.
  2. The Feast of Hanukkah: Testimony to Bible Prophecy (l) - The Jewish community worldwide lights candles in celebration of the Hanukkah festival. The dramatic story behind this festival not only shows us God's faithfulness, but also the certain reliability of prophecy!
Jewish customs
  1. Reexamining the Roots of Christianity (l) - Was the early church far more Jewish than has been taught?
Jewish descent
  1. Appendix 13: The Nobility--Also Jewish (l) - We have elsewhere seen that the royalty of Europe is descended from Judah's son Zerah, in accordance with the prophecy that the scepter would not depart from Judah (Genesis 49:10). Indeed, the royal house of Britain is a fusion of the lines of Zerah and Judah's other son Perez through his descendant King David. Because of intermarriage, the other royal houses of Europe are Davidic as well.
Jewish diaspora
  1. The Jews: From the Dispersion to the Modern Israeli State (l) - From the Bar-Kokhba revolt in 132 A.D. onward the Jewish nation-state was no more. It was not to exist again until the middle of the 20th century.
Jewish exile
  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.
Jewish festivals
  1. The 'Feasts of the Lord' in the Book of Acts (l) - We find not an inkling in the book of Acts -- a chronicle of the first 30 years of Church history -- that the feast days had been changed or abolished, or other days substituted in their place. Rather, they assumed a much greater meaning to the Christian community.
Jewish history
  1. The Jews: From the Dispersion to the Modern Israeli State (l) - From the Bar-Kokhba revolt in 132 A.D. onward the Jewish nation-state was no more. It was not to exist again until the middle of the 20th century.
  2. 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.
Jewish homeland
  1. 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?
  2. The Jews: From the Dispersion to the Modern Israeli State (l) - From the Bar-Kokhba revolt in 132 A.D. onward the Jewish nation-state was no more. It was not to exist again until the middle of the 20th century.
  3. 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.
  4. 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. ).
Jewish inventions
  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?
Jewish return
  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.
Jewish royal lines
  1. Eternal destiny (l) - Now we can see why the British royal family rose under Queen Victoria to the heights of world prestige and preeminence. Why it continues to hold a special place in the hearts of all manner of people the world over. And why, of all royal families, it is still the first one that comes to mind.
Jewish state
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
Jews
  1. God's Festivals in the New Testament (l) - God's festivals, which began in the Old Testament, are also observed by New Testament Christians. Here are a number of New Testament scriptural references to this fact.
  2. 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.
  3. 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).
  4. 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.
  5. A Ruler's Actions Foretold More Than a Century Before They Happened (l) - Through Isaiah and other prophets, God warned that, unless the nation repented of their idolatry and returned to Him, they would be invaded and forcibly carried away into exile. Perhaps most astonishing, though, is the fact that God foretold the very name of the monarch who would allow the Jews to return from exile and rebuild the temple -- well over a century before it happened!
Jews and Arabs
  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.
Jews and Islam
  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.
Jews in Britain
  1. 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.
Jews in Europe
  1. 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.
Jews in Greece
  1. Appendix 3: Aegean Royal Lines From Zerah (l) - A brief history of the Aegan Royal lines from Zerah.
Jews in India
  1. World News Review November 1998 (l) - World news - Nov 1998
Jews vs Arabs
  1. 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.
Jews vs Christians
  1. The Justice and Judgment of God (l) - In the final judgment, every person's eternal destiny hinges on whether his disobedience to God's law is forgiven because of his personal repentance and his genuine faith in Jesus Christ.
Jews, history of the
  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.
Jezebel
  1. God, Science and the Bible (1/08) (l) - News from the world of science about God and the Bible. Jan 2008
  2. Bible Villains: Learning From Scripture's Bad Examples (l) - The good guys have the only lessons we need to learn -- right? Not so fast! There are things to learn from the bad guys -- and gals -- as well.
  3. 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.
Jezreel Valley
  1. A Place Called Megiddo: The World's Battleground (l) - In northern Galilee of the state of Israel lies a legendary site, the world's most contested piece of territory. Bible prophecy tells us it will once again be a focal point for a battle almost beyond comprehension.
Jihad
  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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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?
  4. 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?
  5. 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?
  6. 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!
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
Jihadist
  1. Europe Braces for Terrorism (l) - Recent warnings of terrorist activity in Europe don't reveal the whole story of what is happening behind the scenes. Both security officials and terrorists know more than headlines reveal. Bible prophecy tells the rest of the story.
Jihadists
  1. Jihadist Rhetoric and Reality (l) - As this report indicates, Western nations accept immigrants who can turn against them.
  2. Suicide Bombers and the Promise of Paradise (l) - The war against terrorism isn't a traditional war of one nation against another. It's a war of ideas and beliefs.
Joab
  1. The Battle at the Pool of Gibeon (l) - In 1956 another remarkable discovery was made that provides additional evidence of the authenticity of the biblical accounts of David's days.
Job
  1. Jump-Start Your Job Search (l) - Need a job? What steps can you take to get one?
  2. What Bosses Want (l) - As college or trade school students near graduation, one question usually moves to the fore: Where will I find a job?"
  3. What They Don't Teach You at Harvard Business School (l) - When looking for a new job, what can you do to stand out? Mark McCormack, author of What They Don't Teach You at Harvard Business School, makes three excellent suggestions.
  4. What Job Learned by Suffering (l) - By permitting Job to suffer unjustly, God was allowing him to learn one of the most important lessons that anyone could ever learn!
  5. Finding Work In A Tough Economy: Real-Life Examples (l) - The lives of two men provide valuable lessons in getting and keeping a job when times are tough.
  6. VT Interview: Job Search Success (l) - In today's difficult economic times, young adults need outstanding job search skills. We spoke with Brian Krueger, an expert in the field.
  7. Faster Than A Speeding Falcon (l) - New research gives insight into the incredible design of this bird of prey.
  8. Learning From the Suffering of Job (l) - The suffering of a man named Job explains much about why character is more important in God's eyes than the discomfort and pain we experience in this life.
Job and tattoos
  1. Think Before You Ink (l) - Tattoos have become very popular among teens and young adults. But are they a good idea? Here are some questions to make you think before you ink!
Job flexibility
  1. Finding Work In A Tough Economy: Real-Life Examples (l) - The lives of two men provide valuable lessons in getting and keeping a job when times are tough.
Job interviewing
  1. Planning Your Career for Tough Times (l) - Conducting your own informational interviews is a good way to become more knowledgeable and comfortable in meeting with professionals.
Job opportunities
  1. Finding Success in Your Job and Career (l) - In a world that is so far removed from the life and times of the Bible, do the Scriptures offer any help in how to be successful in our job and career?
  2. Planning Your Career -- Part 3 (l) - How does one navigate today's challenging job market? In this article, we consider this important task.
Job security
  1. Your Job and the "Joseph Effect" (l) - God gives us a wonderful promise about security. We are promised that regardless of our circumstances, God has not abandoned us.
  2. Finding Success in Your Job and Career (l) - In a world that is so far removed from the life and times of the Bible, do the Scriptures offer any help in how to be successful in our job and career?
Job seeking
  1. Planning Your Career for Tough Times (l) - Conducting your own informational interviews is a good way to become more knowledgeable and comfortable in meeting with professionals.
Job, finding a
  1. Planning Your Career -- Part 3 (l) - How does one navigate today's challenging job market? In this article, we consider this important task.
  2. Planning for Life - Part 2 - Finding a Career Path That Fits (l) - Education could make the biggest difference in your career success.
Jobs
  1. In the News... - Oct 2008 (l) - News summary. October 2008.
  2. Starting a Small Business—Even in Tough Times (l) - Here are the stories of four people who own and operate their own businesses.
  3. Make the Most of Summer Break (l) - Make the most out of your free time.
Joel
  1. Joel and the Start of the Church (l) - Was God reminding us through this reference to Joel's stark prophetic book that the Church would develop in a hostile environment?
John
  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. An Invitation to Eternity (l) - "Follow me." What does this invitation from Jesus Christ involve? What does it require? Are you willing to join Him on the journey?
  3. John: An Apostle of Godly Love (l) - John's Gospel and his three epistles focus on love. In his gospel he refers to himself as that disciple whom Jesus loved.
  4. John: The Apostle of Love (l) - John wrote so extensively about love that Bible scholars call him the apostle of love. Why did he write so much about the subject? And what can we learn from the writings of John?
John Mark
  1. Barnabas: The Encourager (l) - Have you ever had a friend stand up for you? What about someone who helped and supported you even before you became friends? Barnabas was that kind of person. His life provides some great lessons for us today.
John Paul
  1. Papal Power in Perspective (l) - He has urged people to seek the meaning of life while viewing scientific advances through the perspective of spiritual values.
John Paul II
  1. A Celebrity Pope (l) - Hundreds of millions of people around the world kept a daily vigil as the pope lay on his deathbed. Even more tuned in by television to watch his funeral. No funeral in the history of the world was seen by so many people. What does this mean for the Catholic Church and the rest of the world?
  2. Religious Deception in the Post Modern World (l) - How will the sophisticated people of the Western world be deceived?
  3. Man of the Century: The Life and Times of Pope John Paul II (l) - Review of: Man of the Century: The Life and Times of Pope John Paul II by Jonathan Kwitney
  4. Pope John Paul II Advocates Sunday Keeping (l) - Could the recent apostolic letter revive historic precedent and lead to enforcement of Sunday worship?
  5. World News Review March 1999 (l) - World news - March 1999
John Ross Schroeder
  1. A Race Well Run (l) - "I have fought a good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful. And now the prize awaits me -- the crown of righteousness..."
John the Baptist
  1. Biblical Evidence Shows Jesus Wasn't Born on December 25 (l) - History convincingly shows that Dec. 25 was popularized as the date for Christmas, not because Christ was born on that day, but because it was already popular in pagan religious celebrations as the birthday of the sun.
  2. 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.
  3. Who Was Jesus? (booklet) (l) - The Logos [Word] was not only with God in the beginning, but was God (John 1:1), and it was this Logos who became flesh and is identified with Christ.
John, book of
  1. Jesus Was Sent by the Father (l) - The preexistent Word, who later became Jesus Christ, was sent to earth by the Father in heaven. The Gospel of John bears record to this truth many times.
John, gospel of
  1. Jesus Was Sent by the Father (l) - The preexistent Word, who later became Jesus Christ, was sent to earth by the Father in heaven. The Gospel of John bears record to this truth many times.
Johnson, Paul
  1. A Page on the World: Churchill (l) - Paul Johnson, author of A History of the American People and Modern Times, offers this telling biography of one of the most dynamic figures of the 20th century (2009, ISBN-13: 978-0670021055).
Johnson, Philip
  1. The Intelligent Design Revolution (l) - A new movement is starting to shake a scientific establishment built on the assumptions of Darwinian evolution. What is intelligent design, and why is it gaining so much ground?
Johnson, Phillip
  1. Creation or Evolution:An Interview With Phillip Johnson (l) - Phillip Johnson answers questions about the theory of evolution and his books about the subject.
Johnson-Sirleaf, Ellen
  1. Choosing a Future Over Fear (l) - They didn't have a choice where they started, but they made a choice as to how to grow from whence they were planted. They chose to be bitter, not better. And that, my friends, is a choice before us all.
Join church
  1. Becoming a Member of God's Church (l) - Surprisingly, an individual cannot "join" the Church of God on his or her own.
Jonah
  1. The Purpose of Prophecy (l) - The overall purpose of Bible prophecy is to encourage us to change our lives and help us see where the things we do ultimately lead.
Jonah type
  1. Three Days and Three Nights: Did Jesus Keep His Word? (l) - Jesus foretold the length of time He would be in the grave as a sign that He was the Messiah. But that time simply doesn't fit between a supposed Good Friday crucifixion and burial and an Easter Sunday resurrection. What does the Bible actually tell us?
Jonathan
  1. A Model Friendship (l) - Rather than a mere accident--the way many friendships seem to begin today--the friendship between David and Jonathan appears to have begun over respect for each other and shared values.
Jonesboro
  1. Lessons from Jonesboro - Helping Our Children Express Their Feelings (l) - In the aftermath of the Jonesboro, Arkansas children's massacre we are confronted with the WHY questions. Here are some answers to what went went wrong with relationships... and what we can do to build proper ones.
  2. Kids Killing Kids (l) - The horror of pistol--packing students--and what to do about them.
Jordan
  1. One Mile Away From Terror (l) - It is one thing to read about a terrorist bombing thousands of miles away from our comfortable homes. It is altogether different to be in the same city when a bomb blast goes off, killing dozens. It changes your perspective.
  2. Americans in Jordan (l) - What would it be like to get married in the American Midwest, then move halfway around the world to spend a year working in the Muslim Middle East? We asked Matthew and Mary Ann Bates, who did just that!
  3. Serving in the Middle East (l) - God's intent is to have His people live what they believe and not merely preach it.
  4. 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?
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. King Hussein's Uncertain Legacy (l) - Power passes to the next generation in a key Middle Eastern Kingdom.
  8. 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.
  9. World News Review February 1999 (l) - World news - Feb 1999
Joseph
  1. Don't Dare Throw in Your Towel (l) - What might Joseph have been feeling after being sold into slavery and then locked away in prison for something he had not done? How did he get through his many trials?
  2. 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.
  3. Your Job and the "Joseph Effect" (l) - God gives us a wonderful promise about security. We are promised that regardless of our circumstances, God has not abandoned us.
  4. "Wrong" Place, Right Time (l) - At certain times in our lives, circumstances seem to be turning against us even when we feel we are doing the right thing. God has a plan for every one of us. God places us where and when He wants. Sometimes, our wrong turn leads us to an opportunity to help another person.
  5. What Can You Do When Life Isn't Fair? (l) - Unfairness seems to pervade life. When unfair circumstances affect you, how can you best respond?
  6. Joseph, Jesus and Me (l) - What do Christians today have in common with those who came before us?
  7. Appendix 12: The Attempt to Destroy David's Lineage (l) - Jesus had other family members who were also of the line of David.
  8. How to Say No (Without Losing Your Friends) (l) - Sometimes if you don't say no you can end up hurting yourself. The challenge is learning to say no without offending others and losing your friends.
  9. Joseph: Faithfulness Brings Blessing (l) - If you believe and follow God as Joseph did He can make the worst situation the best thing that could happen to you.
  10. When Life Knocks You Down...Get Up! (l) - Life begins with a struggle for some creatures. Be glad you're not a baby giraffe!
  11. Profiles of Faith: Joseph and Mary: A Faithful Couple (l) - Why did God chose this couple to be the human parents of His son?
Joseph and Mary
  1. Mary: A Woman of Faith (l) - There are many remarkable events that have taken place in the history of mankind -- and many remarkable people involved in these events.
Joseph of Arimathea
  1. 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.
Joseph, descendants of
  1. Britain and the United States Inherit Joseph's Birthright (l) - "And the Lord has declared... that he will set you in praise, fame and honour high above all the nations...as he promised" (Deuteronomy 28:15).
Josephus
  1. Why is the Sabbath Commandment Not Repeated in the New Testament? (l) - Throughout the book of Acts -- written by Luke, a gentile -- the Sabbath and the annual Sabbaths described in Leviticus 23 are mentioned quite routinely. Whether to observe them simply wasn't a question.
Josephus on Alexander the Great
  1. Alexander Reads About Himself in the Book of Daniel (l) - Modern historians have little to say of Alexander the Great visiting the Holy Land. Yet ancient history says that he had a most remarkable encounter there.
Joshua
  1. Milk, Honey, Giants, or God? (l) - Is your focus on the giant or the promise?
  2. Archaeology and the Book of Joshua--The Conquest (l) - The Bible records the story of ancient Israel's conquest of Canaan under the leadership of Joshua. Did it really happen as the Scriptures record? We continue our look at archaeological finds that shed light on the Bible.
  3. Jericho: Does the Evidence Disprove or Prove the Bible? (l) - The archaeological evidence from Jericho supports the accuracy of the Bible.
  4. Archaeology and the Book of Joshua: The Conquest (l) - Archaeological evidence supporting Joshua's account of the destruction of Jericho.
  5. Profiles in Faith: Paul's Beloved Friend and Companion (l) - Rahab's story reminds us that one day God will save all people who respond to Him and allow Him to transform their lives.
  6. Joshua: God Is Salvation (l) - The story of Joshua and the taking of the Promised Land.
  7. A Good News Interview with Bryant Wood, Ph.D. (l) - There are many archaeological and historical proofs of the Bible, but they are very difficult to publish in academic journals, because of the anti-Bible bias they hold to.
Joshua and Caleb
  1. Men of Valor: Lewis and Clark & Joshua and Caleb (l) - How do you boldly move forward in faith when faced with challenge and adversity? Consider these American and Israelite men of valor when you need extra courage!
Joshua, book of
  1. Archaeology and the Book of Joshua: The Conquest (l) - Archaeological evidence supporting Joshua's account of the destruction of Jericho.
Josiah
  1. When Is Enough...Enough? (l) - Continuing to ignore the fundamental laws of God creates a state of unrighteousness for which God will demand an accounting. God is a God of judgment. At some point He will say, "Enough is enough!"
  2. Profiles of Faith: Josiah: A Kingdom Returns to God (l) - If we are willing to mend our ways, Jesus Christ says we can be spiritually prepared for the dangerous times prophesied to come at the end of this age.
Jounalists, liberal profile of
  1. A Telling Profile of Media Professionals (l) - The entertainment establishment- writers, producers and stars of the movies,TV programs and music we consume-are overwhelmingly liberal in their political outlook.
Journal
  1. Fear and Depression: Conquer Them With These Crucial Keys (l) - Feeling anxious and depressed? With the world and the economy in such bad shape, it's no wonder such feelings are common. What can you do to combat these negative ways of thinking? Use these five keys to help!
Journalist agenda
  1. The Media's Alternative Gospel (l) - The major media news organizations and outlets, says jounalist William Proctor, have their own lists of rights and wrongs that they support or condem through their editorials and reporting.
Journalistic bias
  1. Should You Believe All the News You Hear? (l) - Many people's outlook on current events, culture, society and the world is shaped by the news they read and hear. But how truthful is most reporting? Can you - and should you - believe everything you hear?
Journalists
  1. 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!
Joy
  1. Do You Choose Happiness? (l) - "You can't roller-skate in a buffalo herd, but you can be happy if you've a mind to." lines from old songs sometimes sound out-of-date, but the imagery is interesting. Can we really be happy if we want to?
  2. Just for Youth... Do You Choose Happiness? (l) - "You can't roller-skate in a buffalo herd, but you can be happy if you've a mind to." lines from old songs sometimes sound out-of-date, but the imagery is interesting. Can we really be happy if we want to?
  3. Joy: Foundation for a Positive Life (l) - Jesus said to His disciples, "These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full" (John 15:11These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.). That sounds almost too good to be true! How can we experience this fullness of joy?
  4. Paul's Example of Joy - Even in Persecution (l) - oy comes not from what happens to us, but how we respond-the kind of attitudes we have about those experiences.
  5. Sing a Song! (l) - Can singing better your life or bring you closer to God? Do you have song in your life?
Joy, discouragement
  1. Don't be a Joy Jabber (l) - Does your response to the moods of others reveal emotional maturity or selfishness?
Jubile
  1. Financial Crisis Crushing Britain (l) - What does the future hold for Britain in the wake of the current financial crisis?
Jubilee
  1. "When in the Course of Human Events..." (l) - The Jesus of the manger and the cross is returning as the literal King of Kings and Lord of Lords over this earth and its by then abolished political systems that proved incapable of governing. Talk about a revolution.
  2. "When in the Course of Human Events ..." (l) - Freedom never simply just happens. It has to be envisioned, considered and, yes, at times given birth through great sacrifice. Before one can reach a destination, the course must be laid out.
  3. 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.
  4. The Crisis of Third World Debt (l) - Since the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank began their "debt relief" programs, most Heavily Indebted Poor Countries have moved more deeply into debt.
  5. The Message of Mitch (l) - A tragic example of the poor's vulnerability to natural disasters.
Jubilee year
  1. The Papacy: Growing Role in the Coming Years? (l) - The latest trip by John Paul II to the Americas underscores the popularity of an aging yet dynamic religious figure.
Judah
  1. The Scepter Promise (l) - What is the scepter promise and to whom does it belong?
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. An Ancient Inscription Proves King David Was Real (l) - Archaeological excavations continue to uphold the events of the Bible.
  5. The Downfall of Judah: Exile to Babylon (l) - Archaeological evidence that supports the biblical account of the exile of Judah to Babylon.
  6. The Early Kings of Judah: Miraculous Deliverance (l) - Archaeological evidence of Judah defeating Assyria.
Judah's return to Jerusalem
  1. Profiles of Faith - Ezra: Spiritually Restoring a People (l) - Ezra's role in the restoration of Judah.
Judah, kingdom 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. Profiles of Faith: Josiah: A Kingdom Returns to God (l) - If we are willing to mend our ways, Jesus Christ says we can be spiritually prepared for the dangerous times prophesied to come at the end of this age.
  3. 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.
Judah, tribe of
  1. Jesus Was a Jew (l) - The Bible's final book refers to Jesus as "the Lion of the tribe of Judah" (Revelation 5:5). On Jesus' human side, David is called His father, meaning ancestor, in Luke 1:32. Thus He was certainly a Jew.
Judaism
  1. The High Priest Essential to Salvation (l) - Hebrews covers the distinctions between the Sinai Covenant and the New Covenant--and the role of God's law in each.
Jude
  1. Appendix 12: The Attempt to Destroy David's Lineage (l) - Jesus had other family members who were also of the line of David.
Judges
  1. Archaeology and the Book of Judges (l) - During this period of more than 300 years, God periodically raised up judges to rescue and rule over Israel as the Israelites struggled with indigenous peoples over control of the land.
Judges, book of
  1. Archaeology and the Book of Judges (l) - During this period of more than 300 years, God periodically raised up judges to rescue and rule over Israel as the Israelites struggled with indigenous peoples over control of the land.
Judging
  1. Religion With and Without Mercy (l) - Should religion make one more merciful or less merciful? By looking at the attitudes and actions of many religious people around the world, one would conclude less merciful!
  2. Don't Judge a Book by Its Cover (l) - If you have ever "judged a book by its cover," you have let the first impression of someone become a lasting one. This story of two hunters pictures the importance of looking deeper into the pages of others' lives, into the heart of the matter.
  3. Throwing Stones (l) - I carry a little stone with me -- as a reminder ...
  4. Labels -- Part 1 (l) - Labels can tell us a lot, and we often stand by a label. But what happens when we label people?
  5. Labels -- Part 2 (l) - Labels are difficult to remove, but they cause far more trouble than just sticking around.
  6. The Bowl of Soup (l) - Our assumptions can often cause us embarrassment, inflict hurt or get us into trouble. It is good advice to always look before we leap.
  7. Look Beyond the Surface (l) - Sometimes what we see on the outside is meaningless. It just doesn't tell the whole story.
  8. Holding It Up to the Light (l) - If we want to get a good view of ourselves, the only way to do it is through the illumination that God provides.
  9. Here Comes the Judge (l) - The verb "to judge" has become a word with a loaded meaning to many of us today.
  10. Judgement Free (l) - Do you sweat the difficult situations in life or do you promote an atmosphere of proper enablement towards self and others?
  11. Label Products, Not People (l) - Labels can be helpful for products, but not for people. Categorizing is too often accompanied by criticizing and condemning.
  12. 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?
  13. Listening--A Lost Art? (l) - Improving our listening skills can improve our relationships as well.
  14. 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?
Judgment
  1. Questions and Answers - Nov/Dec 2005 (l) - Do the Scriptures to support anyone getting a second chance for salvation once they are dead? The Good News magazine answers this reader's question.
  2. Four Little Words With Big Meaning (l) - God is a God of judgment, and He weighs and measures nations and people alike--past, present and future.
  3. How Will God Judge the World? (l) - Judgment remains one of the most misunderstood subjects in all the Bible. Many think of it almost wholly in terms of condemnation or damnation. But is that really how God will judge His human creation? On what basis will He render a final verdict?
  4. The Great White Throne Judgment: A Biblical Mystery Explained (l) - The book of Revelation describes a resurrection in which billions will be judged. How will Jesus Christ judge them? Will He consign them to an ever-burning hellfire or instead give them their first real opportunity for salvation?
  5. The Boston Marathon Bombing Opens a Window on All Time (l) - The cold-blooded attack on innocent bystanders at the Boston Marathon didn't come out of nowhere. It's one of many tragedies that should give us pause and cause us to contemplate several lessons about life.
  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. Jesus Christ and the Great White Throne Judgment (l) - What will happen to those who've died without understanding God's truth? Will they yet receive the opportunity to be saved? Or will they be tormented in hellfire forever after being condemned in the last judgment?
  8. 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.
  9. Can We Read the Handwriting on Our Wall? (l) - We are writing a story on our own wall of life each day -- by our words, thoughts and actions. We must see God's hand in history and in our lives. A day is fast approaching when we will be numbered and weighed.
  10. The Book of Revelation: Is it Relevant Today? (l) - Is the book of Revelation relevant today? Is it possible to understand it? Can we know to whom it was written -and why? What are the meanings of its mysterious symbols?
  11. Are Some Tortured Forever in a Lake of Fire? (l) - Satan, a spirit being, will indeed suffer torment long after the wicked are burned to ashes. The evil angels-demons-will share with Satan his torment (Matthew 25:41). The beast and false prophet will have ceased to exist.
  12. Live a life of righteousness now (l) - What have we learned about Jesus' parable about Lazarus and the rich man? We discovered the biblical truth about the resurrection of the dead and the fallacy of an immortal soul going to heaven or an ever-burning hell at the time of death.
  13. How Eternal Life Will Ultimately Be Offered to All (l) - After Jesus Christ returns, He will expand the process of offering salvation to all mankind.
  14. The Second Resurrection: Humanity's Opportunity for Salvation! (l) - How God plans to offer salvation to all who have every lived.
  15. 'Dust to Dust' (l) - The truth about life and death is out there, but not in our stars or ourselves. Our revealed future is far greater than the stuff of dreams.
  16. God's Judgment: Condemnation or Hope? (l) - The good news is that the judgment of God on man has a better ending than most people think. This good news is revealed in the festivals of God.
  17. Visions of Judgment: The Coming Ride of the Horsemen of Revelation (l) - Is there "just cause" for nations to interfere in the affairs of other nations?
Judgment of God
  1. What Is the Fate of the Unrepentant? (l) - "They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain, for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea" (Isaiah 11:9).
  2. 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.
  3. 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).
  4. The Resurrection: The Astounding Biblical Truth (l) - The hope of the resurrection comes alive in the midst of a tragic death. This moving account underscores the reality of the moment when we will be reunited with our loved ones.
Jugdments
  1. God's 'Laws, Statutes and Judgments' (l) - God's laws are categorized as laws, statutes and judgments.
July
  1. The Twelve Months - Part Two (l) - Have you ever wondered about the origin of the names and structure of our calendar months?
Jumping to conclusions
  1. The Bowl of Soup (l) - Our assumptions can often cause us embarrassment, inflict hurt or get us into trouble. It is good advice to always look before we leap.
June
  1. The Twelve Months - Part Two (l) - Have you ever wondered about the origin of the names and structure of our calendar months?
Junk DNA
  1. DNA Discoveries Demonstrate Divine Design (l) - Recent discoveries about DNA -- including the finding that so-called "junk DNA" is anything but -- once again clearly points to a supreme Intelligence having imbedded an incredible multifaceted code in our genes.
Just cause
  1. Visions of Judgment: The Coming Ride of the Horsemen of Revelation (l) - Is there "just cause" for nations to interfere in the affairs of other nations?
Justice
  1. 'I Will Fight No More, Forever' (l) - American and Indian cultures clashed on a shrinking North American continent.
  2. What Should I Do When Others Sin? (l) - Someone is doing wrong and you feel like you should do something to correct the situation, but what? Is it our place to do anything at all?
  3. Proverbs: The Power of Justice (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  4. How God Balances Justice With Mercy (l) - God balances justice with mercy by considering what is in the heart--whether there remains any possibility of repentance.
  5. With Justice for All (l) - During the golden age under David and Solomon, Israel's efforts to promote fairness and justice for its citizens rivaled modern efforts toward these noble ideals.
  6. Increasing Poverty In Today's Technological World? (l) - The poor continue to lag behind the spiraling pace of technology.
  7. "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.
Justice, universal
  1. 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.
Justification
  1. What Does It Mean to Be Justified? (l) - What exactly is justification? Why is it so important in God's sight? Most importantly, how can we become justified?
  2. 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?
  3. Christ's Resurrection: Key to Our Salvation (l) - The life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ are key facts of history for a Christian. As the apostles testified, Christ's resurrection was the culmination of the events of His first coming -- and enables the remaining steps in God's plan to save mankind.
  4. Changes in Christian Scholars' Perspective on God's Law (l) - Christian scholars are changing their views of the status of God's laws in New Testament. One cannot help but hope that many others will be encouraged by their example to change their prejudices against obeying the Ten Commandments.
  5. Circumcision vs. a 'New Creation' in Christ (l) - The Jewish practice of requiring gentiles to be circumcised to be accepted into their fellowship threatened the unity of the early Church.
  6. Current Confusion Over Christian Freedom (l) - Paul's reasoning regarding grace, law, justification and freedom has been so twisted out of context that today his meaning is rarely correctly understood.
  7. Rightly Understanding 'Justification' and 'Righteousness' (l) - The words righteous or righteousness in English translations of the Scriptures describe primarily personal character as demonstrated in appropriate behavior. But justify, justified and justification have a slightly different focus.
  8. Confusion Over Legalism: What It Is and Isn't (l) - The religious authorities who accused Jesus Christ of breaking the Sabbath have been described as having a legalistic approach. But what does the term "legalism" mean?
  9. The Justice and Judgment of God (l) - In the final judgment, every person's eternal destiny hinges on whether his disobedience to God's law is forgiven because of his personal repentance and his genuine faith in Jesus Christ.
  10. How Does Justification Relate to Salvation? (l) - Understanding the relationship between justification and salvation.
  11. How Paul Put the Law on 'Firmer Footing' (l) - A comment by Paul that many lift out of context and misinterpret is Romans 3:28: "Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith apart from the deeds of the law."
Justified
  1. Do You Know Why Christ Died? (l) - Christians generally agree that Jesus Christ died for their sins. But how many really understand the significance of that sacrifice?
Justify
  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?
Justinian
  1. Europe and the Church, Part 6: The First of the Seven Mountains on Which the Woman Sits (l) - After the uprooting of the three little horns (Daniel 7:8), with the growing power of the papacy, Europe was now set to witness the first attempted restoration of imperial Rome under the Eastern Roman Emperor Justinian. This was to be the first of the "seven mountains on which the woman sits" (Revelation 17:9).
Jutes
  1. Appendix 13: The Nobility--Also Jewish (l) - We have elsewhere seen that the royalty of Europe is descended from Judah's son Zerah, in accordance with the prophecy that the scepter would not depart from Judah (Genesis 49:10). Indeed, the royal house of Britain is a fusion of the lines of Zerah and Judah's other son Perez through his descendant King David. Because of intermarriage, the other royal houses of Europe are Davidic as well.


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