"M" - Subject Index

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Maastricht Treaty
  1. The Euro Celebrates Its 10th Birthday (l) - The world's most ambitious currency union in modern times has reached a milestone some critics predicted would never happen.
MacArthur, Douglas
  1. Peace on Earth? (l) - A World War II vet considers how the days of infamy and victory remind us of this world's crying need for peace.
Maccabees
  1. The Feast of Hanukkah: Testimony to Bible Prophecy (l) - The Jewish community worldwide lights candles in celebration of the Hanukkah festival. The dramatic story behind this festival not only shows us God's faithfulness, but also the certain reliability of prophecy!
Macedonia
  1. Crisis In Kosovo - A Mixture of Iron and Clay? (l) - The Balkans has a long and complex history. What is the story behind the headlines?
  2. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - May/Jun 2001 (l) - A brief synopsis of world events. May/June 2001
Macro economics
  1. The World's Financial Turmoil: What Are the Root Causes? (l) - Nothing has dominated the news over the last few years like the economic crises still battering many nations. What, fundamentally, is the problem? Let's examine some financial basics from a biblical perspective.
Macroeconomics
  1. Laying Up Treasure (l) - With no signs of the economy improving anytime soon, gold prices are soaring"and many are looking to precious metals to save them from ruin. How do we prepare for financial disaster?
Macroevolution
  1. Microevolution Doesn't Prove Macroevolution (l) - Some cited examples of evolution at work are really no proof at all of anything -- much less how any of these creatures --- moths, dogs, finches or human beings --- came to exist.
Macular degeneration
  1. Connection Between Smoking and Loss of Vision (l) - New study provides correlation between macular degeneration and smoking cigarettes.
Mad cow disease
  1. World News and Trends - Sep/Oct 2004 (l) - An Overview of Conditions Around the World, Sept/Oct 2004.
  2. The Profit Motive and Meat Production (l) - Sometimes unhealthy food products are placed on the market because suppliers take short cuts to save money. The results can be tragic.
  3. World News Review Dec 2000 (l) - World news and trends. December 2000.
  4. Mad Cow Disease: The Fear Alone Is Costly (l) - Is it too late to contain the strange and cruel illness that could turn into an international catastrophe?
Madeleine Albright
  1. World Heading Into the Perfect Storm (l) - World conditions are developing like "the perfect storm," warned former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright in a recent speech. Placing her comments alongside biblical revelation provides us with unique insight into what is about to happen in the world -- and what to do about it.
Madrasa
  1. Indonesia's Bashir a Lightning Rod (l) - Indonesia is the scene of some of the world's greatest tragedies of modern times. Much more than a region in need of aid, it is rich in history, the largest Muslim nation in the world--and a democracy. The recent release of militant Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Bashir reopened old wounds and may indicate a future direction away from the West.
Magi
  1. Wise Men Still Seek His Star (l) - Wise men did the smartest thing of all. They remained open to God's lead. They made sure they were available to follow the sign when it did come, and they were willing to go wherever it led them.
  2. Wise Men Will Seek Him (l) - The need for wisdom is one of the great themes of the Bible. And being wise leads inescapably to one course of action -- seeking God!
Magic
  1. Why Is There Magic in Christmas? (l) - Magic's deeply ingrained place in the Christmas holiday.
  2. The Bible and Harry Potter (l) - Is the occult fantasy of Harry Potter just innocent fun?
Magna Carta
  1. The Uneasy Relationship Between Church and State (l) - The uneasy relationship between church and state dominated the Middle Ages and has continued into modern times.
Mahdi
  1. What Motivates Ahmadinejad? (l) - The president of Iran appears intent on developing nuclear weapons and has repeatedly threatened to wipe Israel off the face of the earth. In the West he is at times portrayed as a madman, but few realize the real motivating force behind his dream of triumphant Islam.
  2. Iran's Dangerous Nuclear Game (l) - Most Westerners are dangerously unaware of the crucial background behind Iran's ever-growing nuclear program. Such ignorance could prove not only perilous, but fatal.
  3. Turmoil: What's Behind the Unrest Sweeping the Middle East? (l) - Riots and demonstrations have left governments trembling across North Africa and the Middle East. Is democracy about to triumph in the region, or could we see a very different outcome, one indicated by Bible prophecy?
  4. The Iranian President's Goals For Mankind (l) - The Koran, Islam's holy book, envisions a world in which Islam will eventually dominate the entire globe.
  5. 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.
  6. Ahmadinejad's Apocalypse (l) - How do you negotiate with people whose desire is to start a global war so that their messiah will come to save them and win the war for them?
  7. The Middle East: Focus of End-Time Prophecy (l) - We often see the Middle East catapulted to the forefront of news programs around the world. Even faraway nations are deeply affected by what happens in this volatile region. You need to understand what has been prophesied to occur there and why.
  8. What Are Ahmadinejad's Aims? (l) - What's really behind Iran's nuclear program? Is something much bigger at work, something that becomes clear when we look more deeply into the Iranian president's religious beliefs? And does the Bible provide us with understanding regarding the future of the war-torn Middle East?
Major decisions
  1. Proverbs: Get Advice (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
Majority rule
  1. Majority Rule May Spell Islamic Tyranny (l) - In discussing democracy, it's important to specify what is meant.
Make someone's day
  1. Ten Things You Can Say to Make Someone's Day (l) - By offering some words of encouragement, we can help others face their present and future with courage!
Makeup
  1. What Makes a Woman Beautiful? - Part 2 (l) - True beauty is more than just what you look like.
Making a difference
  1. Making a Difference, One Step at a Time (l) - When your task appears too big, consider the story of the young man on the beach.
Making choices
  1. Life's Choices (l) - From the time we are small children and throughout our adult lives, we have to make choices that affect the rest of our lives. As we grow older, those choices become more complicated and difficult—and the consequences more serious.
Making friends
  1. The Loneliness Trap (l) - Loneliness truly is a common human experience. The earliest pages of the Bible reveal a lonely man and a loving God who said, "It is not good that man should be alone."
Making peace
  1. Red, Blue and God (l) - "What colors my heart?" When it's all said and done, you and I must be judged on our own merits. I hope and pray that what colors my heart is what emerges from the words of Jesus Christ.
  2. Provoking Peace (l) - In today's world of instant communication so many seem bent on provoking others with emotionally charged language, but the Bible shows a better way.
  3. Just for Youth: Making Peace (l) - What should you do when friends are at each other's throats?
Malachi's prophesies
  1. Beware of Prophecies! (l) - Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world" (1 John 4:1).
Malaria
  1. World News & Trends Sept. 2009 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. September 2009.
Male and female
  1. Where's My Mate? (l) - Why did God create us male and female? And why was it necessary to have pairs at all?
  2. Male-Female Relationships (l) - We're created to be complementary, but this secret of successful marriage relationships can get lost in the mysteries and mayhem of the modern battle of the sexes.
Male bonding
  1. Hope for Homosexuals (l) - There are many studies that show many men and women do come out of homosexuality. We see more and more of the evidence, more and more of those studies; and if the person is highly motivated there is a very good chance that he or she can come out of homosexuality.
Male sex attraction
  1. Men's and Women's Vulnerabilities (l) - When it comes to temptations to have sex, men and women, in general, face different challenges.
Male vulnerabilities
  1. Men and Women's Vulnerabilities (l) - When it comes to temptations to have sex, men and women, in general, face different challenges.
Malnutrition
  1. Food Insecurity in a Hungry World (l) - Starvation, malnutrition and consequent diseases are an all-too-familiar fixture in today's world. This article reports on the current situation and looks through the window of prophecy at the future. The present is bleak, but the future is fabulous!
Malvinas
  1. The Falkland Islands: One of Great Britain's last colonial possessions (l) - A brief war was fought in 1982 between Britain and Argentina over the Falkland Islands.
Mammon
  1. God and Mammon (l) - What did Christ mean when he said we couldn't serve mammon?
Man made catastrophe
  1. Deadly Diseases: Again a Threat to Humanity? (l) - Plague: still nearby, still deadly.
Man of sin
  1. A man who would make himself as God (l) - The apostle Paul issued a warning about the spirit of antichrist that would infiltrate the Church.
  2. Standing against Christ (l) - Who is the Antichrist?
Man's destiny
  1. Does Life Have Greater Meaning and Purpose? (l) - Most people don't have the understanding that God is involved with mankind and that He has a plan for us. To be at peace, human beings must realize what God has in mind for them.
  2. God's Great Purpose for All Mankind (l) - The unimaginably good news is that every human being will have the chance to enter the family of God, receive divine glory and live forever as the same kind of beings the Father and Christ now are.
Man's relationship to God
  1. Introduction (bsc7) (l) - What is the meaning of God's relationship with man? What priority does He place on it? Does man need a relationship with God? If so, what is the basis and purpose of that relationship?
Man's role
  1. A Few Good Men in Some Honorable Roles (l) - Often people look at the outward appearance of a man to judge who he is. However, only God's standards should be used to discover the real man within.
Man, nature of
  1. What is Man? (l) - What is man? Few today have an adequate answer to this enormously significant question.
Man, purpose of
  1. Why Were You Born? (l) - Life with God is exciting, fulfilling and ultimately rewarding beyond our wildest imagination.
Man-made life
  1. 2010: Another Step Toward Frankenstein (l) - Science magazine recently announced a significant step toward creating artificial life. The breatkthrough has caused many scientists to praise the potential for beneficial research. Others, however, warn of the potential threat of a technology we do not yet fully understand or can control. What might this open door lead to in the not-so-distant future?
Management style
  1. Is God a Control Freak? (l) - Is God like a cruel sheriff waiting for us to break His law so He can punish us; or is He more like a caring shepherd who gives us the freedom to choose even to our own hurt?
Managing money
  1. Lessons From Survivors of The Great Depression (l) - What is it like to live when goods are scarce? What does it mean to be in want? What lessons can we learn from those who have been through tough times?
Managing time
  1. Time Flies--How to Make the Most of It! (l) - Benjamin Franklin said: "Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of." The Bible also has many things to say about time and life-things we very much need to hear!
Manana
  1. Tomorrow Never Comes (l) - How often have you said, "I'll do it tomorrow," or "I'll think about it tomorrow"?
Manasseh
  1. He Set Ephraim Before Manasseh (l) - As memories of the British Empire fade into the distant past, many think the United States is Ephraim and Britain Manasseh. There are sound historical reasons for this not being the case.
  2. Is America Identified in Bible Prophecy? (l) - The Bible identifies a number of nations that are relatively minor players on the world scene. Does it make sense that the most powerful nation in the world would go unnoticed and unmentioned in Bible prophecy? Can we know America's identity in Bible prophecy?
  3. America: Uninformed and Unaware (l) - After the September 11 attacks, many countries view America more as the villain than the victim. Many analysts say anti-Americanism is higher now than at any time since the Viet Nam War.
Manasseh, Ephraim
  1. Where Are the "Lost 10 Tribes" Today? (l) - Where did the northern 10 tribes of Israel go after their Assyrian captivity? They became known to historians as the "lost 10 tribes." What happened to them, and how do they fit in with the present peoples of the state of Israel?
Mandela, Nelson
  1. Playing the Enemy (l) - Resolving conflict with others and avoiding new conflict in the future is within our power.
Mandrakes
  1. The Jealousy of Reuben (l) - Knowing history helps us understand the present and future. Reading biographies helps us understand people in general, and especially the people who are similar in some ways to the people we read about. The experiences and attitudes of Reuben are certainly relevant to today.
Manger
  1. Was There Really "No Room in the Inn"? (l) - Most have taken for granted Jesus' nativity story as commonly related - that when Joseph and Mary arrived in Bethlehem there was no room in an inn so Mary ended up giving birth to Jesus in a stable. But is this the true account in Scripture? See for yourself!
Manhattan Declaration
  1. News and Trends That Affect Your Life (l) - Selected news stories from December 2009
Manhattan project
  1. The "American Century": What Was Really Behind It? (l) - Seldom has a nation dominated an era as the United States dominated much of the 20th century. Its remarkable achievements transformed the world for decades. But what was really behind its amazing accomplishments? Is there more than meets the eye?
Manhood
  1. On Becoming a Man or Woman (l) - Becoming an adult—becoming a man or woman—has always had its challenges. But today the choices are more complex and the challenges more perplexing.
  2. True Values of Young Manhood (l) - How does a boy become a real man — the kind of man so badly needed in today's society?
  3. What Does It Take to Be a Real Man? (l) - What's a "real" man? Could you pick him out if you saw him walking down the street? And how can you be one?
Manifest destiny
  1. Advocates of British-Israelism (l) - Focusing on the biblical promises, some scholars have undertaken extensive research to advance the knowledge that God's promised blessings to Abraham's descendants have largely been fulfilled in the British and American peoples.
Manipulator of mankind
  1. Satan's Work in Our World (l) - . . The god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ . . ." (2 Corinthians 4:4, New Revised Standard Version).
Mankind's enemy
  1. The Enemy of Mankind (l) - Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour" (1 Peter 5:8, New International Version).
Mankind's purpose
  1. God's Great Purpose for Man (l) - God's ultimate purpose for mankind is inextricably linked with the ancient question "What is man?" -- the question that King David and the patriarch Job posed so many centuries ago.
  2. Introduction (bsc3) (l) - Vital questions every man and woman should ask. Who are we and why are we here? What is man? Why do we exist? What is our destiny? Why were we created?
Mankind, destiny of
  1. God's Purpose for Mankind (l) - God's purpose for mankind is to prepare those whom He calls to possess God's Kingdom and become kings and priests reigning with Christ at His return. We believe that the reason for mankind's existence is literally to be born as spirit beings into the family of God
  2. Why Were You Born? (l) - Life with God is exciting, fulfilling and ultimately rewarding beyond our wildest imagination.
  3. Partaking of the Divine Nature (l) - Everlasting, abundant life in the Kingdom as part of the God family is our ultimate destiny. That is what Christ makes possible (John 10:10). That is why God created us in His image.
  4. Does It Really Matter What You Believe? (l) - Beliefs determine actions - sometimes with dire consequences.
Mankind, plan for
  1. Understanding God Through Christ (l) - The image of God is what makes man unique among all His physical creation. This is what renders men, women and children truly human.
Mankind, purpose of
  1. Does It Really Matter What You Believe? (l) - Beliefs determine actions - sometimes with dire consequences.
  2. God's Plan as Revealed by His Holy Days (l) - God has an incredible plan and purpose for mankind. But how does He reveal it, and how can we understand it?
Mankinds rebellion
  1. Why Suffering? Where Does It Come From? (l) - Why would God create a world of chaos and evil?
Manners
  1. Where Have All the Good Manners Gone? (l) - What's behind the growing epidemic of selfish, crude behavior, and what can you do to counteract it in your children?
  2. Building a Solid Foundation--Part 2 (l) - Laying a solid foundation for correct behavior is one of the greatest gifts we can give our children. Consistency of expectations and not tolerating unacceptable behaviors is a start. But we also should teach basic manners and respect towards others. Mealtime and playtime can be useful in teaching the "lost art" of etiquette.
  3. The Lost Art of R.S.V.P. (l) - As a way to help make your friendships last, put into practice this important aspect of etiquette.
Mansfield, Stephen
  1. A Page on the World: The Faith of the American Soldier (l) - Book review of "A Page on the World: The Faith of the American Soldier" By Stephen Mansfield, 2005, ISBN 1-58542-407-2
Mapping the brain
  1. Mapping the Brain: The Missing Dimension (l) - U.S. President Barack Obama recently announced plans to spend millions on mapping the human brain -- labeled "the next great American project" -- perhaps on a par with going to the moon. But is there a largely unrealized component residing in the brain itself that cannot be studied or mapped by neuroscientists? What does the Bible reveal about the mystery of the human mind?
Maps
  1. The Biblical Map to Jesus Christs Return (l) - Maps show the way from where you are to your final destination. The Bible provides the only spiritual map to our ultimate destiny. Doesn't it make good sense to plan your life's journey by learning how to read the genuine biblical map?
March
  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?
Margaret Thatcher
  1. Book Review: Statecraft by Margaret Thatcher (l) - A review of Margaret Thatcher's new book, Statecraft, published by Harper and Collins, London, 2002.
Marginalization
  1. Persecution of Christians in Britain (l) - The persecution of Christians in the developing world has increased rapidly during the last decade.
Marianism
  1. Hail, Mary? (l) - Jesus Is Our Intercessor, Not Mary.
  2. World News Review July 1999 (l) - World news - July 1999
  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. Religious Deception in the Post Modern World (l) - How will the sophisticated people of the Western world be deceived?
Marijuana
  1. What Does God think About Drugs? (l) - Through the principles found in the Bible, we can know what He thinks about this modern issue.
  2. Puff, Puff...Cough, Cough! (l) - "Smoke! Smoke! Smoke that cigarette. Puff! Puff! Puff--and if you smoke yourself to death, ...
  3. Wanna Get High? (l) - Here are a few facts about marijuana to help you think vertically.
  4. Where Does America Go From Here? (l) - As the American president takes his oath of office with his hand on the Bible, proclaiming to faithfully fulfill his responsibilities "so help me God," should we not take into consideration how God views the "state of the union" of the United States?
  5. Teen Marijuana Use and Memory Damage (l) - Long-term, habitual drug-use during teen years linked to potential for permanent damage.
  6. Up In Smoke: 50 Years of Smoking and Lung Cancer (l) - Half a century later, the known harmful of effects of smoking tobacco are still very real.
  7. Current Events & Trends: Here's the marijuana you ordered (l) - Two American states have legalized marijuana, and it looks like more will follow.
Marines
  1. We Read to Know We Are Not Alone (l) - When C.S. Lewis experienced the pain of losing a "special someone," he came to understand the weight of shared emotional experience.
Marital love
  1. Secrets of Love (l) - What's the test of true, undying love? What are the secrets that allow love to flourish and grow in a world where the love of many grows cold?
Mark manuscript
  1. Earliest New Testament Manuscript Fragment Discovered? (l) - Christianity Today reported in 2012 about findings announced by Dallas Theological Seminary professor Daniel Wallace regarding a very intriguing manuscript.The article was titled "Earliest Manuscript of Gospel of Mark Reportedly Found" (Stoyan Zaimov, Feb. 20). This manuscript of the Gospel of Mark would have been copied in the first centuryA.D. -- when some of Jesus' early followers were still alive.
Mark of the beast
  1. Will You Be Ready to Reject the Mark of the Beast? (l) - Where there is prophecy, there is plenty of speculation. People wonder: When will the "end time" be? Who will be the Beast prophesied in Revelation? What nations will comprise that final union the Beast will head, and when will that government arise?
  2. Daring to Behold! (l) - What lens are we looking through? Is it the lens of God's expansive revelation that reveals what He is truly doing? Revealed prophetic truth is more powerful than fiction.
  3. Always on Sunday: Europe's Official Day of Rest? (l) - Labor organizations and mainstream churches have united in an effort to promote EU legislation enforcing Sunday as Europe's official day of rest.
  4. The Mark and Number of the Beast (l) - The Bible does not explicitly define the specific methods that the beast will use to identify those free to participate in commerce at the time of the end. Revelation, however, does explain which parts of their bodies-their hands and heads-will be used in identifying them.
  5. Never on Sunday? (l) - Germany wrestles with its "store closing law."
Marketing
  1. The Pursuit of Nothing (l) - Too often what we are sold on turns out to be Nothing(tm).
Marriage
  1. Life Lessons of a Truck Driver's Family (l) - When the family breadwinner is on the road for as many as 20 days at a stretch, those at home need to keep a positive outlook. A wife of a truck driver shares spiritual insights of their life's journey.
  2. Right Choices and Happiness (l) - An intimate marital relationship displays a beauty and wonder unique among all human relationships. There is no greater physical relationship on earth.
  3. Marital Happiness: The Choice Is Up to You! (l) - With so many people wanting instant gratification, it's no wonder so many marriages end in divorce. Are we expecting more from our husband or wife than we're willing to give? Can happy marriages simply be a matter of choice?
  4. My Almost Huge Mistake (l) - Are you being tempted to marry someone who doesn't share your beliefs? The problem is real. So is the solution.
  5. Just What Is True Love (l) - Are physical attraction and true love the same thing? Many people assume they are. You need to understand what true love is and how you can apply it to your marriage.
  6. Trustworthiness in the Marriage Relationship (l) - A woman once quipped: "Never trust a husband too far or a bachelor too near." Being trustworthy isn't a quality much on the minds of the average person, but it is a crucial element in the marriage relationship.
  7. Removing Ancient Landmarks (l) - When we tear down the boundaries that protect lands and property, tensions can set off fighting. Why then would we expect anything less when we remove the "ancient landmarks" that govern marriage and family relationships?
  8. Revitalize Your Marriage: Here's How! (l) - After the husband and wife say, "I do," they go off into the sunset assuming their marriage will remain as it feels at that moment. But when the honeymoon wears off, they may begin thinking, "Maybe I don't." Why does this happen, and how can we make love last?
  9. Four Words That Can Transform a Troubled Marriage (l) - Four short words can make big improvements in any marriage.
  10. Did God Intend A Difference? (l) - Opinions abound, but let's see what the Bible has to say about the roles of men and women.
  11. What Girls Should Know Before Marriage (l) - If you enter into marriage blinded by physical attraction, you'll be rudely awakened not long after, when the full character of your spouse becomes evident.
  12. What Guys Should Know Before Marriage (l) - If you don't know what you want in life, how will you know if you found the person to join you on this journey?
  13. Searching for Hidden Treasure (l) - Those finding their "heart of gold" hold riches in their hands.
  14. How Can You Help Restore the Disappearing Family? (l) - The state of marriage and family in the Western world is breaking down. Some have even concluded that marriage and family are destined to become obsolete. What about your marriage and family -- are they endangered? What practical steps can you take to strengthen them?
  15. Male-Female Relationships (l) - We're created to be complementary, but this secret of successful marriage relationships can get lost in the mysteries and mayhem of the modern battle of the sexes.
  16. Marriage -- "A Wonderful But Serious Thing" (l) - It's a treasure that can last a lifetime if you prepare for it with care. It's a blessing if husbands and wives treat each other with godly love.
  17. Speaking of Marriage (l) - In spite of loud complaints from some wives and husbands, married people are generally happier than single people when they apply some important principles. Find out what those principles are.
  18. Marry the Right Person Key to a Successful Life (l) - With millions of people on planet earth, finding the perfect mate is a challenge. How do you know when your "soul mate" and companion for life will pass your way?
  19. Why Marriage Matters (l) - Strong marriages are the "glue" that holds families together-and ultimately civilization itself.
  20. The Truth About Love (l) - A Good News interview with Dr. Pat Love.
  21. 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?
  22. Does Marriage Really Matter? (l) - Traditional marriages-those between one man and one woman-are facing increasing pressures from many directions. Does marriage really matter? Just how important is it? What does the Bible say?
  23. How Can You Manage Marriage Stress in Troubling Times? (l) - When half of all marriages break up in some countries, it's obvious that many couples are in trouble. Sadly, the stress seems to be only increasing from many directions. What are the pressures many husbands and wives face today, and what can they do to manage them to be sure their marriages survive?
  24. God's Intent for Marriage (l) - Marriage between a man and woman is one thing, but does God have even a bigger marriage plan?
  25. Fairy-Tale Weddings: What's for Real? (l) - Getting married is not all glitz and glamor. But there's a great deal to look forward to -- and reason to focus on preparing.
  26. What's Right With Marriage (l) - More and more voices in society attempt to run down marriage, claiming it's out of date and seeking to change its definition. But there's still much to be said for this relationship God instituted when He first made man and woman.
  27. Have You Made Your Perfect Girl or Guy List? (l) - What kind of person do you want to marry someday? And what kind of person would that person want to marry?
  28. Biblical Marriage & Prayer (l) - In the words of Sir Winston Churchill: "Where does the family start? It starts with a young man falling in love with a girl -- no superior alternative has yet been found."
  29. Waiting for Marriage - What Do I Do Now? (l) - Do you feel stuck and lonely in the single life - worried that you'll never find a mate? A right perspective will help - along with taking action.
  30. Cohabiting Doesn't Guarantee a Happy Marriage (l) - Marriage as a divine institution is again validated by a recent study.
  31. Living Together: What Aren't You Being Told? (l) - Millions of people choose to live together outside of marriage, thinking that will bring them happiness and a stable relationship. The truth, however, is far different.
  32. Is Marriage Obsolete? (l) - A survey from the Pew Research Institute reports that 4 out of 10 people in the United States believe that the institution of marriage is obsolete. Are they right? How important is marriage anyway?
  33. What Keeps Marriages Alive? (l) - Dr. Gary Smalley discusses what preserves and destroys marriages.
  34. Who Will Win the Battle Over Marriage? (l) - Family values are changing dramatically. Television and other forms of media promote wrong values that undermine marital relationships. Who and what is behind this subtle, seductive battle over marriage, and why?
  35. A Woman's Key to a Happy Marriage: Trusting God in Submission (l) - Are the ancient biblical instructions for marriage that call for a wife to submit to her husband still valid? How can a wife willingly submit to a less-than-perfect husband?
  36. 5 Keys to a Happy Marriage (l) - The institution of marriage has never been more under attack. About half of all newly married couples end up in divorce. Are there keys that can open the door to a happy or happier marriage?
  37. Marriage: What's the Point? (l) - Why is marriage so important? Unlike other relationships, it is one that God Himself created when He joined together the first human beings, Adam and Eve.
  38. "Parent One" and "Parent Two": The Unraveling of the Traditional Family (l) - A war is under way against marriage and family. Who is behind it? How is the battle being waged? What are the stakes? And who will ultimately win?
  39. Will You Wait for Each Other? (l) - Why do some marriages last while others don't? I've learned some important lessons in my own journey of 40 years.
  40. Demographic Shifts Changing the Face of America (l) - A recent Pew Research Center report summarizes demographic changes that are reshaping the United States.
  41. Children of Married Parents Show Higher Self-esteem (l) - A new study in the United Kingdom shows that children whose parents are married have the highest self-esteem.
  42. Family Resources for You and Your Children (l) - Subscribe to the Good News or Vertical Thought magazines for regular advice on marriage and family. The church of God also provides Sabbath School lessons for younger children and Teen Bible Study Guides available for parents.
  43. Dating Dos and Don'ts (l) - Everyone knows that in most cultures dating is a prelude to marriage. But what many don't know is that how we date greatly influences the kind of marriage we will have.
  44. Choose Your Love Story (l) - God's beautiful picture of sexuality is for us to refrain from having sex until we are married and then to only enjoy sex with the person to whom we are married.
  45. At What Age Should We Marry? (l) - Just as everyone matures at a different rate, determining the best time for marriage will vary according to each individual.
  46. Divorce-Proof Your Marriage (l) - Because so many marriages - particularly in modern Western countries - end in failure, couples trying to live godly lives and make their relationships last will look for ways to protect and preserve their marriages.
  47. God's Instruction Manual for Marriage (l) - When it comes to putting together a marriage, many couples have used the same approach. They do it without bothering to read the instructions. Sadly, the result is that many marriages aren't working.
  48. Introduction - Marriage and Family: The Missing Dimension (l) - "Didn't the LORD make you one with your wife? In body and spirit you are his. And what does he want? Godly children from your union" (Malachi 2:15, New Living Translation).
  49. Marriage and Family: The Spiritual Significance (l) - An important principle is also revealed here that is continued in marriage and family - that human life is patterned after spiritual, nonphysical, unseen realities. Just as human beings were made in the image of God, marriage and family are patterned after spiritual concepts.
  50. Our Children: Gifts of God in a Hostile Environment (l) - Sadly, the world today is a hostile, toxic environment for children - even in nations where there is greater economic prosperity.
  51. The Seventh Commandment: Protect the Marital Relationship (l) - The seventh commandment authorizes the marriage relationship and establishes it as the foundation of the family, which in turn stands as the foundation and most important building block of society.
  52. Why Does Marriage Matter? (l) - Marriage is much more than a social arrangement, a physical and emotional pairing, or a financial partnership. It's also a learning and growing experience meant to help instill in our lives character lessons and spiritual truths that would be difficult to learn any other way.
  53. How to Make Your Marriage Last (l) - The institution of marriage is in deep trouble. About half of all marriages end in divorce, and many couples don't bother to even get married at all. What are they missing? What are the keys to a lasting marriage?
  54. The War on Marriage and Family (l) - Forces are at war in the world attacking marriage -- which in turn threatens the survival of the family. You need to know what the battlefields are in this warfare and what God would have you to do about it!
  55. What's so Special About Families? (l) - Some modern visionaries are now suggesting that the definition of family is any group of people living together in the same household regardless of blood connection or sex. But before we throw away the traditional view, shouldn't we consider what we would lose in the process?
  56. Divorce Revolution Spawns Cohabitation Generation (l) - Results of a Rutgers University study are sobering and disconcerting-the majority of today's young adults are inclined toward living together outside of marriage.
  57. Same-Sex Marriage: Does It Meet With God's Approval? (l) - The gay agenda is steadily gaining ground in Western nations, with same-sex marriage finding acceptance. But what does the Bible say -- and why? And what's at the root of same-sex attraction?
  58. What's So Special About Families? (l) - Some suggest a family should be defined as any group living together in the same household. Is this valid? Before we throw away our traditional view, perhaps we should consider what we would lose in the process.
  59. Is Obeying God Worth It? (l) - Does it matter whether we take God and his instructions seriously?
  60. Living Together: What Aren't They Telling You? (l) - Does living together outside of marriage really bring happiness and stability? What is the real truth about the results of living together?
  61. The Tiny Pill That Changed the World (l) - Forty-five years ago few could have foreseen how this medical innovation could have so dramatically shaped modern society.
  62. What Are the Keys to a Happy Marriage? (l) - Many would have you believe that the marital union is archaic and unnecessary. Yet mankind's Creator designed marriage as the ideal relationship for men and women. What fundamental principles can you practice to build a happy marriage?
  63. Sex Outside of Marriage: What's the Big Deal? (l) - The sexual revolution of the 60's encouraged us to liberate ourselves from sexual taboos. Millions did. What have we learned?
  64. Love and Marriage (l) - Interview with Gary Smalley on love and marriage
  65. Does Marriage Matter? (l) - Marriage is the building block of families. Families are the building blocks of communities. Communities are the building blocks of society. When marriages and families break down, so do communities and ultimately society and civilization as a whole. We've seen this pattern before, and we're witnessing it again as this bedrock of society increasingly crumbles.
  66. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - Sep/Oct 1999 (l) - A brief synopsis of world events. September/October 1999.
  67. The Ultimate Goal of the Marriage Union (l) - There is more to marriage than what is commonly experienced. Whether one marries or remains single, God wants us to understand there are spiritual implications to the marriage relationship
  68. Today's Family: Defining Marriage (l) - What is marriage? When and how did it originate? Does it really matter?
  69. God's Purpose for Sex and Marriage (l) - When and how did sex and marriage originate and for what purpose?
  70. Rekindle the Romance (l) - 'I love you' is only the beginning and not the end of an ever-enriching love.
  71. Will "Covenant Marriages" Slow Divorce? (l) - Many see covenant marriage laws as the key to reversing the damage done by no-fault divorce laws. Prophecy indicates that there are more forces at work than merely bad legislation!
  72. Keys to a Lasting Marriage (l) - God's purpose for marriage and what marriage symbolizes.
  73. (l) - Here are some letters from readers of the Good News magazine regarding subjects like marriage, divorce, our destiny, diversity, and political correctness.
  74. What Is True Love? (l) - Many young couples would say their feelings are true love. But are they? Does the Bible offer guidance to understand what true love really is?
  75. Questions and Answers - Sep/Oct 2002 (l) - Questions concerning marriage, sex, and the media
  76. Will Your Marriage Survive the Tough Times? (l) - We all face difficult times. When the storms of life hit, how will affect your marriage? What can you do to make sure your marriage will survive?
  77. Predicting Your Success (l) - How would you like to drastically improve your odds of living a long, financially successful life? It is really quite simple. Read this article to find out how to do so and achieve greater happiness.
  78. Putting Romance Back Into Marriage (l) - Basic misunderstanding can lead to a lack of romance later in marriage. Here are practical ways you can review and revitalize your marriage!
  79. Who Is Winning the Battle of the Sexes? (l) - Who Is Winning the Battle of the Sexes?
  80. (l) - Marriage is a natural union, but a divine institution.
  81. World News Review August 1999 (l) - World news - August 1999
  82. Divorce Revolution Spawns the Cohabitation Generation (l) - Hoping to avoid the difficulties they saw in their parents'marriages, many young adults are skipping marriage in favor of living together outside of marriage. But does this solve problems or create new ones?
Marriage advice
  1. What to Do After You Say "I Do" (l) - Marriage can and should be the most fulfilling time of this life. Research shows that married couples live longer than singles. Since nearly half of marriages fail in some countries, it's important to know what to do after you say "I do."
  2. Family Resources for You and Your Children (l) - Subscribe to the Good News or Vertical Thought magazines for regular advice on marriage and family. The church of God also provides Sabbath School lessons for younger children and Teen Bible Study Guides available for parents.
Marriage and children
  1. Children Need Both a Father and Mother (l) - Marriage was designed to connect children to a loving relationship with their mother and father, offering stability for them and society at large.
  2. Today's Family: Defining Marriage (l) - What is marriage? When and how did it originate? Does it really matter?
Marriage and Christ
  1. (l) - Marriage is a natural union, but a divine institution.
Marriage and dating
  1. Dating Outside the Faith (l) - I don't want to start a relationship that that I cannnot finish. I do not want to date someone that I could not marry.
Marriage and God
  1. The Ultimate Goal of the Marriage Union (l) - There is more to marriage than what is commonly experienced. Whether one marries or remains single, God wants us to understand there are spiritual implications to the marriage relationship
Marriage and happiness
  1. World News and Trends - March/April 2007 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. March 2007.
Marriage and health
  1. Marriage and Heart Health (l) - "Rejoice with the wife of your youth," (Proverbs 5:18). A new study sheds light on this ancient concept.
Marriage and Jesus Christ
  1. The Ultimate Goal of the Marriage Union (l) - There is more to marriage than what is commonly experienced. Whether one marries or remains single, God wants us to understand there are spiritual implications to the marriage relationship
Marriage and money
  1. In the News Jul/Sep 2005 (l) - In the News - July 2005
  2. Finances and Marriage (l) - A study that found that issues over money ranked second to infidelity as a leading cause of divorce.
  3. Money in Marriage (l) - Couples can greatly reduce their conflicts over money by planning when to have children and how to care for them, agreeing how to apportion their resources and learning to work together to attain their financial goals.
Marriage and sex
  1. Was Sex Intended Solely for Procreation? (l) - The Bible does not prohibit sexual relations within marriage purely for pleasure. Indeed, it encourages such union.
  2. The Seventh Commandment: Protect the Marital Relationship (l) - The seventh commandment authorizes the marriage relationship and establishes it as the foundation of the family, which in turn stands as the foundation and most important building block of society.
  3. Sex Is Intended for Pleasure (l) - A loving sexual relatioship is one of the benefits of marriage. God views the married sexual relationship as beautiful.
Marriage and success
  1. Predicting Your Success (l) - How would you like to drastically improve your odds of living a long, financially successful life? It is really quite simple. Read this article to find out how to do so and achieve greater happiness.
Marriage and the church
  1. The Church as the Bride of Christ (l) - The Church of God is the family of God - made up of Christians who are the children of God the Father and "brothers" of Jesus Christ.
  2. A Foretaste of Tomorrow (l) - Jesus' return will be to marry His Bride. To help us prepare for this magnificent future, God has allowed us to experience, through marriage and family, a foretaste of this wonderful time.
Marriage and wealth
  1. World News and Trends - March/April 2006 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Mar/Apr 2006
Marriage as a spiritual type
  1. Marriage and Family: The Spiritual Significance (l) - An important principle is also revealed here that is continued in marriage and family - that human life is patterned after spiritual, nonphysical, unseen realities. Just as human beings were made in the image of God, marriage and family are patterned after spiritual concepts.
Marriage benefits
  1. Does Marriage Really Matter? (l) - Traditional marriages-those between one man and one woman-are facing increasing pressures from many directions. Does marriage really matter? Just how important is it? What does the Bible say?
Marriage compatibility
  1. Choose Love (l) - Hollywood may tell us we're helpless when it comes to falling in love. But the reality is we can rule over our emotions and make wise choices.
Marriage covenant
  1. The Church as the Bride of Christ (l) - The Church of God is the family of God - made up of Christians who are the children of God the Father and "brothers" of Jesus Christ.
  2. A Covenant of Marriage (l) - Few people realize that the Old Covenant was essentially a marriage covenant. The New Covenant is, too.
Marriage happiness
  1. The Chosen Ally (l) - Many marriages today seem more like battlefields than partnerships
Marriage helps
  1. How Can You Manage Marriage Stress in Troubling Times? (l) - When half of all marriages break up in some countries, it's obvious that many couples are in trouble. Sadly, the stress seems to be only increasing from many directions. What are the pressures many husbands and wives face today, and what can they do to manage them to be sure their marriages survive?
Marriage in Britain
  1. World News and Trends - May/June 2008 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world.
Marriage media models
  1. What Is True Love? (l) - Many young couples would say their feelings are true love. But are they? Does the Bible offer guidance to understand what true love really is?
Marriage mystery
  1. (l) - Marriage is a natural union, but a divine institution.
Marriage of Christ
  1. A Foretaste of Tomorrow (l) - Jesus' return will be to marry His Bride. To help us prepare for this magnificent future, God has allowed us to experience, through marriage and family, a foretaste of this wonderful time.
Marriage of the church
  1. Ready For Marriage? (l) - Many of us feel we are ready to go forward without really planning for what is to come, but marriage takes a lot of preparation.
Marriage outside the faith
  1. One, But Not the Same (l) - Dating someone with different religious values and beliefs and can seem like a good thing until you consider what is most important in a relationship. Read this true story by someone who learned this lesson firsthand.
Marriage preparation
  1. In the News Jul/Sep 2006 (l) - World news - July 2006.
  2. Love Run Amok (l) - How can you know in advance whether someone will become an abusive mate?
  3. Preparation With a Purpose (l) - Your lifetime challenge is to become the type of person that is worthy to be a godly partner with someone who possesses all of the qualities you desire in a mate.
  4. Choose Love (l) - Hollywood may tell us we're helpless when it comes to falling in love. But the reality is we can rule over our emotions and make wise choices.
  5. Stacking the Ultimate Relationship (l) - Puzzled about relationships, love and marriage? For keys to understanding, take a new look at a child's favorite toy!
  6. The History of Dating (l) - Ever wondered what dating was like a century ago? Read this article to gain historical insight regarding arranged marriages, courting and how current dating practices evolved.
  7. Secrets of Love (l) - What's the test of true, undying love? What are the secrets that allow love to flourish and grow in a world where the love of many grows cold?
Marriage problems
  1. Will Your Marriage Survive the Tough Times? (l) - We all face difficult times. When the storms of life hit, how will affect your marriage? What can you do to make sure your marriage will survive?
Marriage purpose
  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.
Marriage rate
  1. Is Marriage Obsolete? (l) - A survey from the Pew Research Institute reports that 4 out of 10 people in the United States believe that the institution of marriage is obsolete. Are they right? How important is marriage anyway?
Marriage relationship
  1. Please Take the Lead (l) - I was certain my husband didn't know how to dance at all. But there he was demonstrating new steps with the instructor!
  2. Today's Family: Defining Marriage (l) - What is marriage? When and how did it originate? Does it really matter?
  3. (l) - Marriage is a natural union, but a divine institution.
  4. Putting Romance Back Into Marriage (l) - Basic misunderstanding can lead to a lack of romance later in marriage. Here are practical ways you can review and revitalize your marriage!
  5. Will Your Marriage Survive the Tough Times? (l) - We all face difficult times. When the storms of life hit, how will affect your marriage? What can you do to make sure your marriage will survive?
  6. Lessons From the First Marriage (l) - God is the designer of marriage, instituting it with our first human parents, Adam and Eve. What can we learn from their marriage?
Marriage success
  1. Secrets of Love (l) - What's the test of true, undying love? What are the secrets that allow love to flourish and grow in a world where the love of many grows cold?
Marriage vow
  1. Have You Performed Your Vow Today? (l) - How does "I do" become "I don't anymore"? Several common misunderstandings contribute to neglect of the marriage vows.
  2. Today's Family: Have Your Performed Your Vow Today? (l) - Understanding the meaning of love and commitment in the marriage relationship.
Marriage, advice on
  1. Building a Relationship for a Lifetime (l) - How would you like the benefit of more than one thousand years of experience from people who are enjoying fulfilling and happy marriages?
Marriage, attacks on
  1. World News and Trends - March/April 2008 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Mar/Apr 2008
  2. Polygamy Still Illegal -- but for How Long? (l) - In Salt Lake City this year, protesters took to their capitol to speak out against the bigamy laws in Utah. The U.S. Supreme Court recently denied hearing a case that left the state's current laws untouched. Polygamy still remains illegal, and those involved in polygamous relationships are in violation of those laws.
Marriage, benefits of
  1. Predicting Your Success (l) - How would you like to drastically improve your odds of living a long, financially successful life? It is really quite simple. Read this article to find out how to do so and achieve greater happiness.
Marriage, building your
  1. Building a Relationship for a Lifetime (l) - How would you like the benefit of more than one thousand years of experience from people who are enjoying fulfilling and happy marriages?
Marriage, God and
  1. Lessons From the First Marriage (l) - God is the designer of marriage, instituting it with our first human parents, Adam and Eve. What can we learn from their marriage?
Marriage, lasting
  1. Keys to a Lasting Marriage (l) - God's purpose for marriage and what marriage symbolizes.
Marriage, living outside of
  1. Living Together: What Aren't They Telling You? (l) - Does living together outside of marriage really bring happiness and stability? What is the real truth about the results of living together?
Marriage, marriage of Christ
  1. Ready For Marriage? (l) - Many of us feel we are ready to go forward without really planning for what is to come, but marriage takes a lot of preparation.
Marriage, meaning of
  1. Marriage and Family: The Spiritual Significance (l) - An important principle is also revealed here that is continued in marriage and family - that human life is patterned after spiritual, nonphysical, unseen realities. Just as human beings were made in the image of God, marriage and family are patterned after spiritual concepts.
Marriage, origin of
  1. Saving Marriage: Beyond Constitutional Amendments (l) - In response to same-sex marriages in some states, many are pushing constitutional amendments to preserve the traditional marriage relationship. But it will take much more if marriage is to be saved.
  2. Lessons From the First Marriage (l) - God is the designer of marriage, instituting it with our first human parents, Adam and Eve. What can we learn from their marriage?
Marriage, preparation for
  1. An Open Letter to Singles (l) - Are many or most of your friends married with children? Do you wish you could also connect with that "someone special," but it just hasn't happened?
Marriage, preparing for
  1. Waiting for Marriage - What Do I Do Now? (l) - Do you feel stuck and lonely in the single life - worried that you'll never find a mate? A right perspective will help - along with taking action.
Marriage, purpose of
  1. Keys to a Lasting Marriage (l) - God's purpose for marriage and what marriage symbolizes.
  2. The Ultimate Goal of the Marriage Union (l) - There is more to marriage than what is commonly experienced. Whether one marries or remains single, God wants us to understand there are spiritual implications to the marriage relationship
Marriage, relationship of
  1. Keys to a Lasting Marriage (l) - God's purpose for marriage and what marriage symbolizes.
Marriage, roles in
  1. Who Is Winning the Battle of the Sexes? (l) - Who Is Winning the Battle of the Sexes?
Marrital infidelity
  1. World News & Trends May 2010 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. May 2010
Marrying outside the faith
  1. My Almost Huge Mistake (l) - Are you being tempted to marry someone who doesn't share your beliefs? The problem is real. So is the solution.
Mars
  1. Is There Life Beyond Earth? (l) - Human beings are fascinated by the possibility of life on other planets, perhaps in other galaxies and within other solar systems. Ironically, we don't have to look out into space to see whether life exists beyond the earth. We have only to look into the pages of the Bible, a source too often ignored or even avoided.
  2. Does Life Exist Somewhere Out There? (l) - For years people have wondered: Are we alone in the universe? Do other life forms exist out there? Will we ever find them?
  3. We Came in Peace For All Mankind (l) - Fifty years ago America landed two men on the moon and returned them safely -- accomplishing a goal set by President John F. Kennedy in 1961. Since then, space has largely been a quiet and peaceful place. Could this change? What is the future of space exploration?
  4. Is Mars the Next Frontier? (l) - Americans are by nature a restless, inquisitive, pioneering-type people. Little wonder that their president would articulate their ambitions in space with his vision of a manned mission to Mars. But what is the biblical verdict on space exploration? And what is its connection with mankind's true destiny?
Mars lander
  1. The Compass, Our Navigator (l) - Sometimes we need better tools in order to stay on course.
Marshall plan
  1. Needed: A Viable Plan to Rescue the World (l) - fify years from the end of WWII, not only Europe but the whole world still needs to be rescued from numerous evil influences. How and from where will that deliverence come?
Martel
  1. French Riots Highlight Growing Clash of Civilizations (l) - For three weeks, young Muslims across France rioted every night, burning cars and destroying property. What's behind the riots and where are they leading?
Martha
  1. Peeling Back the Layers (l) - Sometimes we see God in very small things that make large impressions.
  2. A Tale of Two Sisters (l) - The dishes can wait! There are more important things.
Martin Gray
  1. The Warnings Are Loud and Clear--But Are You Listening? (l) - Are warnings being given now that people are intentionally choosing not to listen to?
Martyrdom
  1. A Coming Time of Martyrdom (l) - Many don't grasp the fact that true Christianity is deeply rooted in the writings of the Hebrew Bible, or Old Testament. The last generation of Christians will not escape the same burdens that the Jews have had to bear for centuries.
  2. The Global War Against Christians (l) - John Allen Jr. recently authored a book titled The Global War on Christians. Subsequently he wrote an article on the topic for The Spectator in which he began with scenarios of correspondents reporting on significant events without pointing out their significance.
Marxist communism
  1. Society's Five Rotten Apples: Part 1- Bad Philosophy and Corrupt Theories (l) - Why is the world the way it is? What's shaped our society and the kind of people we are? We've come up with all kinds of great things, like technology, medicine and governing constitutions. But the way we live is only getting worse and worse. Why?
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.
  2. Hail, Mary? (l) - Jesus Is Our Intercessor, Not Mary.
  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. Profiles of Faith: Joseph and Mary: A Faithful Couple (l) - Why did God chose this couple to be the human parents of His son?
  5. A Tale of Two Sisters (l) - The dishes can wait! There are more important things.
  6. Profiles of Faith: Mary and Martha: Lessons From Two Sisters (l) - Do you concentrate more on form or substance?
Mary and Elizabeth
  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.
Mary anoints Jesus
  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?
Mary Magdalene
  1. The Wave Sheaf: How an Ancient Ceremony Foreshadowed Jesus' Role (l) - The Old Testament describes many ceremonies that sound quite odd to us. Yet everything God does is for a purpose. The purpose of one ceremony, the wave-sheaf offering, was to teach us about one aspect of Jesus Christ's role in mankind's salvation.
  2. The Da Vinci Code, Christianity and the Bible (l) - The Da Vinci Code has sold more than 40 million copies and has been made into a major movie. But how much of the story is fact and how much is fabrication? And how important is it for you to know?
  3. Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene (l) - There is not one shred of evidence in the Bible that Jesus Christ ever married a woman.
  4. 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.
  5. What Does Christ's Resurrection Teach Us? (l) - The apostle Paul tells us that "flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God" (1 Corinthians 15:50). So Christ's resurrection to eternal life was to a glorified spirit body (Philippians 3:21), of the same divine essence as the Father.
Masculine attractions
  1. True Dating: What Guys and Girls Want (l) - Like a perfect rose blooming in a pockmarked battlefield is the fine art of true dating. Most of what you've learned about dating in popular culture is like the battlefield. Want to keep your emotions, body and spirit flying safely above the bombs bursting in air? Then read on!
Masculinity
  1. Where Have All the Young Men Gone? (l) - What has happened to masculinity? How can a boy grow up and become a real man in a hostile world?
  2. Hope for Homosexuals (l) - There are many studies that show many men and women do come out of homosexuality. We see more and more of the evidence, more and more of those studies; and if the person is highly motivated there is a very good chance that he or she can come out of homosexuality.
Masculinity. U.S. culture
  1. The Decline of the American Male (l) - Western society is shifting in major ways. One of the most dramatic changes is the decline and disappearance of needed masculinity.
Mass destruction
  1. 1. Mankind Must Have the Ability to Exterminate Itself (l) - In Matthew 24:22And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened., describing world conditions prior to His second coming, Jesus said that "if that time of troubles were not cut short, no living thing could survive; but for the sake of God's chosen it will be cut short" (Revised English Bible).
Mass media
  1. Dethroning the Media Gods (l) - Consider how the mass media conditions your mind--and what you can do about it.
  2. Is Our Mass Media Leading Us Astray (l) - Mass media wields tremendous power and influence over today's society and culture. And often that influence is not good. In fact, it's much like the false prophets of ancient biblical days.
  3. Mass Media and Bible Prophecy (l) - Several amazing biblical passages fortell the shaping of the world at the time of the end by a powerful web of global media.
  4. How Mass Media Sells Sex (l) - The idea of sexual freedom is kept alive and well by what Dr. Meg Meeker considers a major cause of the current epidemic of teen sex -- mass media and the sexually charged world our kids see.
Mass media, agenda of
  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.
Mass media, 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.
Mass murder
  1. Man is a Wolf to Man (l) - Homo homini Iupus--Latin proverb. We see the truth of this proverb in history. But will it always be so?
Masturbation
  1. Questions and Answers - Apr/Jun 2003 (l) - Questions and answers on issues of interest to young people who want sound biblical advice.
Mate
  1. Where's My Mate? (l) - Why did God create us male and female? And why was it necessary to have pairs at all?
Mate and God
  1. Can We Be Wiser Than Solomon? (l) - Even though Solomon was wiser than everyone, did he ever make decisions that were not wise?
Mate, finding a
  1. Marry the Right Person Key to a Successful Life (l) - With millions of people on planet earth, finding the perfect mate is a challenge. How do you know when your "soul mate" and companion for life will pass your way?
  2. The Right One (l) - Is finding your "one true love" an impossible dream? How can you know when you have found "the right one"?
  3. Can We Be Wiser Than Solomon? (l) - Even though Solomon was wiser than everyone, did he ever make decisions that were not wise?
Mate, finding a Christian
  1. When Will God Provide a Mate for You? (l) - Young people often wonder if God will bless them with someone to marry. And they often want to know when. Read this firsthand account of a recently married couple who had the same questions.
Materialism
  1. Are You Caught in a Thistle? (l) - What does God want us to learn from this tenacious weed that tends to choke out surrounding plants?
  2. Darwin, Charles: Evolution of a Man and His Ideas (l) - Almost 150 years have passed since the publication of Charles Darwin's The Origin of Species launched a theological, philosophical and scientific revolution. Nearly everyone knows about the theory of evolution, but few know the man and motives behind it.
  3. The Parable of the Sower (l) - The parable of the sower describes three reasons why some who hear God's truth fail to bear spiritual fruit.
  4. Are You a Slave to Debt? (l) - Millions have allowed themselves to become enslaved to a harsh taskmaster - debt. Are you one of those caught in this trap? What can you do to break free?
  5. Not One Stone! (l) - We, like Jesus' disciples in 31AD, can call a spiritual time-out and become bedazzled by what seems so big, so beautiful, so very permanent.
  6. Lessons From Survivors of The Great Depression (l) - What is it like to live when goods are scarce? What does it mean to be in want? What lessons can we learn from those who have been through tough times?
  7. What Could America and Britain Learn From Rome's Fall? (l) - The fall of Rome is one of the most important and world-shaping events in history. But it provides more than an interesting study of the past. It also holds many important lessons for the Western world today.
  8. Selling All for the Kingdom of God (l) - Those things that are true and right are not purchased at any price. In fact, they have no material value. But that which is most valuable in this life requires that we be willing to give up everything in exchange for it. Most find this very difficult, if not impossible.
  9. Enough! (l) - Are we grateful for what we have, or are we consumed with desire for what we do not have?
  10. Symptoms of America's Cultural Darkness (l) - An incisive article late last year by longtime nationally syndicated American columnist Cal Thomas caught our attention -- titled "Signs of National Decline are Everywhere This Holiday Season" in the Washington Examiner (Dec. 2, 2013) and, at FoxNews.com, "A Prescription for Decline -- Worshipping the False Gods of Prosperity and Money" (Dec. 3).
  11. Lessons From the Parables: The Sower and the Seeds - Part 2 (l) - You're holding in your hands the "seeds" of the gospel of the Kingdom of God. But you may not understand the spiritual battle taking place right now with you at the center. Read on to understand how it can play out!
  12. Financial Security and Peace of Mind (l) - God promises material blessings to those who obey Him and acknowledge Him with their wealth (Proverbs 3:1, 9-10). Through the prophet Malachi God warned that withholding His tithe amounts to robbing Him, but He will bless those who tithe (Malachi 3:7-12).
  13. Too Many Treasures? (l) - Why do I sometimes find myself envying Ma and Laura of the Little House books?
  14. The Pursuit of Nothing (l) - Too often what we are sold on turns out to be Nothing(tm).
  15. What Do I Need Right Now? (l) - As young people mature, many wonder about their relationship with God and attending church services. How can a youth know what to do?
Math education
  1. The Science of Why Science Majors Don't Stick With Science (l) - A study from the University of California at Los Angeles finds that nearly 40 percent of college students who pursue a degree in science switch to other subjects or don't obtain a degree at all. Around 60 percent of pre-medical students find themselves in the same situation.
Mattaniah
  1. Ancient Seal Found in Jerusalem (l) - A small stone seal dating to the latter part of the First Temple period (8th to 6th centuries B.C.) has been found in Jerusalem bearing the inscription "Belonging to Matanyahu Ben Ho . . ." -- with the last portion missing.
Matthew
  1. Profiles of Faith: Matthew - From Serving Mammon to Serving God (l) - We abruptly meet Matthew in the Gospel that bears his name. What more can we learn about this disciple?
Maturing
  1. Maturity: Coming Soon to a Mind Near You (l) - Alcohol and drugs can arrest the mind's normal development. That is, if impaired thinking doesn't kill you first!
  2. True Values of Young Manhood (l) - How does a boy become a real man — the kind of man so badly needed in today's society?
Maturity
  1. Positives for Older People: Appreciating Old Age, Part 2 (l) - If we live out our natural lives, one thing is sure: We will all get old. It's a 100 percent certainty with no exceptions other than for those who die prematurely. Aging has its trials, but it also has many benefits.
  2. Aging Gracefully in an Uncertain World (l) - Growing old should be positive experience. How can we make those positive and productive?
May
  1. The Twelve Months - Part Two (l) - Have you ever wondered about the origin of the names and structure of our calendar months?
Mayan calendar
  1. Will 2012 Bring the End of the World? (l) - It is claimed that an ancient Mayan calendar mysteriously ends at the winter solstice in the year 2012. Will that mark the end of human history? TV, magazines, major movie studios, booksellers and dozens of Web sites are fanning the 2012 craze. Does Bible prophecy reveal what's really coming?
  2. 2012 - End of the world? (l) - The end of the world will not come in 2012. The Bible makes this inarguably clear. Yet human beings from time immemorial have set dates for the end.
  3. Will the World End in 2012? (l) - Much has been said about the world ending in the year 2012 - a fact supposedly revealed in the ancient Mayan calendar. Is there any basis or truth to this or in others who predict the end of the world next year? What does the Bible say about the end of the world? Does it tell us whether the world could or will end in the year 2012
Mayflower compact
  1. The Mayflower Compact (l) - Among the first groups of colonists who settled in North America were the pilgrims, who established the Plymouth Colony in what would later become the state of Massachusetts.
Mazen, Abu
  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.
McCain, John
  1. The Enemy Became a Human (l) - Before the metals of weapons can be bent or melted down into instruments of peace, human nature must first be melted down and bent in a new direction.
McCoy, Elijah
  1. Is Your Christianity "the Real McCoy"? (l) - "The Real McCoy" means "the best of its kind" or "the highest quality." But do you know the story behind the phrase and what it teaches us about embracing true, biblical Christianity?
McNeely
  1. One Woman's Long View (l) - My mother, Josephine McVay McNeely, was born in August 1914, the month World War I began. Like many who grew up in America's "deep south," she was born into a family of farmers. Her two grandfathers fought in the American Civil War. She was a student of history and would tell me the stories passed down from her father of that conflict that defined not only the United States but, as I was to learn, her life.
MCS
  1. Peanuts and Perfume (l) - God admonishes us to love others and do unto them what you would have them do unto you. Please think about health issues with which some have to contend and try to be aware, understanding and considerate of other people's needs.
McVeigh
  1. Pondering the Value of Life (l) - Being a pastor in Terre Haute during the media circus of the McVeigh execution forced me once again to examine the meaning of life.
Meacham, Jon
  1. American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation (l) - Jon Meacham writes an insightful book about America's historic relationship with God (2006, ISBN 1-4000-6555-0).
Meals and drugs
  1. Dining and Drugs: The Surprising Correlation (l) - The more often children and teens eat dinner with their families, the less likely they are to smoke, consume alcohol or use drugs.
Meals together
  1. Reviving the Family Meal (l) - Mealtime is important family time -- and not just on special occasions!
Mealtime
  1. Family Mealtime Benefits (l) - A recent study helps exemplify the benefits of shared family meals.
Meaning
  1. The Boston Marathon Bombing Opens a Window on All Time (l) - The cold-blooded attack on innocent bystanders at the Boston Marathon didn't come out of nowhere. It's one of many tragedies that should give us pause and cause us to contemplate several lessons about life.
  2. "Saved by His Life" (l) - When you lose hope, how do you manage to regain confidence and purpose in life?
Meaning in the universe
  1. Does the Universe Have Meaning and Purpose? (l) - The minds of many of the intelligentsia of this world are blind to the awesome significance of the universe and how it fits into God's great plan and purpose for humanity.
Meaning of holydays
  1. The Bible's Prophetic Festivals: Revealing God's Plan of Salvation (l) - God gave seven annual festivals that present the work of Jesus Christ in saving humanity. It's vital that all of us learn of them and what they teach.
Meaning of life
  1. Editorial: Unscrambling the Meaning of Life (l) - While much of the world's attention is consumed by controversy surrounding a fictional book and movie, the meaning of life remains a mystery to all but a few.
  2. Questions and Answers - Jul/Aug 2008 (l) - Questions from readers of the Good News. July/Aug 2008
  3. The Chance to Be Unlimited (l) - New Year's resolutions, although well-intentioned, may actually distract us from something far more important -- the awesome future God has planned for us!
  4. Groping for Meaning and Morality (l) - Man has developed three views, nihilism, humanism & immanence, that attempt to explain the meaning of life without God. These have had an enormous impact on the world and the way people live.
  5. Does Life Have Greater Meaning and Purpose? (l) - Most people don't have the understanding that God is involved with mankind and that He has a plan for us. To be at peace, human beings must realize what God has in mind for them.
  6. Everlasting Life Conquers Death (l) - Understanding the meaning of life, death and what follows this physical life can give us comfort and hope in the face of death. It should also have a great impact on the kind of people we are, motivating us to live carefully and make wise choices.
  7. The Wondrous Gift of Life (l) - Scientists and theologians have dedicated lifetimes to trying to find the keys that unlock the mystery of human existence.
  8. Humanity's Fruitless Quest for Life's Purpose (l) - Most people long to know if their lives have purpose and meaning and whether they have any reason to hope in their future.
  9. Man's Search for Meaning in the Universe (l) - Humankind seems to be "wired" to want to explore, to learn, to reach out, to understand why we are here and where we are headed.
  10. Is Anybody Out There? (l) - An atheist raises good questions. "Does God exist?" may well be life's ultimate question.
  11. Technical Support for Your Mind and Soul (l) - What if you could get personal support for the most important questions? Questions about life and its meaning.
Meaning of marriage
  1. God's Intent for Marriage (l) - Marriage between a man and woman is one thing, but does God have even a bigger marriage plan?
  2. Marriage: What's the Point? (l) - Why is marriage so important? Unlike other relationships, it is one that God Himself created when He joined together the first human beings, Adam and Eve.
  3. A Foretaste of Tomorrow (l) - Jesus' return will be to marry His Bride. To help us prepare for this magnificent future, God has allowed us to experience, through marriage and family, a foretaste of this wonderful time.
Meaninglessness
  1. The Hole in Your Heart (l) - All of us have deep needs we seek to satisfy. Most of the things we try only paper over the problems--they don't solve them. What can fill your yearning?
  2. Inasmuch! (l) - In following Jesus Christ, we must learn to love and care for others by seeing everyone as He does.
Meat
  1. In the News Jul/Sep 2006 (l) - World news - July 2006.
  2. What Does the Bible Teach About Clean and Unclean Meats? (l) - Many people have misconceptions about the biblical teaching on clean and unclean meats. What does Scripture really reveal on this subject, and what principles lie behind this teaching?
  3. Not Only a Matter of Diet (l) - Well into the time of the early Church we find Christ's followers scrupulously avoiding eating animal flesh that God had revealed as being unclean (Acts 10:14; 11:8). Prophecies of the time of the end make the same distinctions (Revelation 18:2; Isaiah 66:15-17).
  4. Does the New Testament Abolish Meat Distinctions? (l) - Some people believe that certain New Testament scriptures remove all distinctions between clean and unclean meats. But what do these passages really say?
  5. A Matter of Proper Cooking? (l) - What about the common view that God forbade the Israelites from eating pork so they wouldn't catch diseases, such as trichinosis, from undercooked meat? Does this view hold up under scrutiny?
  6. Follow a Healthy - and Biblical - Diet (l) - The Bible is a reliable source to dietary information. God, the designer of our bodies, knows what we should eat.
Meat and Peter's vision
  1. Does the New Testament Abolish Meat Distinctions? (l) - Some people believe that certain New Testament scriptures remove all distinctions between clean and unclean meats. But what do these passages really say?
Meat production
  1. The Profit Motive and Meat Production (l) - Sometimes unhealthy food products are placed on the market because suppliers take short cuts to save money. The results can be tragic.
Meat suitable for food
  1. God's Food Laws (l) - God is concerned for the day-to-day welfare of His people.
Meat, healthy
  1. Clean and Unclean Meats : A Matter of Health? (l) - Clean and Unclean Meats: A Matter of Health?
Meat, Paul and
  1. Does the New Testament Abolish Meat Distinctions? (l) - Some people believe that certain New Testament scriptures remove all distinctions between clean and unclean meats. But what do these passages really say?
Meat, pigs as
  1. A Telling Event From Jesus Christ's Ministry (l) - Many people assume Jesus Christ abolished the distinctions between clean and unclean meats, even though, as we have seen, no evidence for this exists in the Scriptures.
Meat, pork as
  1. A Matter of Proper Cooking? (l) - What about the common view that God forbade the Israelites from eating pork so they wouldn't catch diseases, such as trichinosis, from undercooked meat? Does this view hold up under scrutiny?
Meat, predatory animals as
  1. Which Animals Does the Bible Designate as 'Clean' and 'Unclean'? (l) - God reveals which animals-including fish and birds-are suitable and unsuitable for human consumption in Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14. Although the lists aren't exhaustive, He reveals guidelines for recognizing animals that are acceptable for food.
Meat, swine as
  1. A Telling Event From Jesus Christ's Ministry (l) - Many people assume Jesus Christ abolished the distinctions between clean and unclean meats, even though, as we have seen, no evidence for this exists in the Scriptures.
Meat, trichinosis in
  1. A Matter of Proper Cooking? (l) - What about the common view that God forbade the Israelites from eating pork so they wouldn't catch diseases, such as trichinosis, from undercooked meat? Does this view hold up under scrutiny?
Meat, unhealthy
  1. Clean and Unclean Meats : A Matter of Health? (l) - Clean and Unclean Meats: A Matter of Health?
Meats
  1. Did Paul Teach That All Days of Worship Are Alike? (l) - Many people assume from Paul says in Romans that whatever day one chooses to rest and worship is irrelevant so long as one is "fully convinced in his own mind" and "observes it to the Lord."
  2. Does Romans 14 Abolish Laws on Unclean Meats? (l) - Many believe Romans 14 says that Christians are free from all former restrictions regarding the meats they may eat.
Meats, clean and unclean
  1. God's Food Laws (l) - God is concerned for the day-to-day welfare of His people.
  2. A Telling Event From Jesus Christ's Ministry (l) - Many people assume Jesus Christ abolished the distinctions between clean and unclean meats, even though, as we have seen, no evidence for this exists in the Scriptures.
Meats, distinction between
  1. What Does the Bible Teach About Clean and Unclean Meats? (l) - Many people have misconceptions about the biblical teaching on clean and unclean meats. What does Scripture really reveal on this subject, and what principles lie behind this teaching?
Meats, unclean
  1. Does the New Testament Abolish Meat Distinctions? (l) - Some people believe that certain New Testament scriptures remove all distinctions between clean and unclean meats. But what do these passages really say?
  2. Clean and Unclean Meats : A Matter of Health? (l) - Clean and Unclean Meats: A Matter of Health?
Mecca
  1. 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?
  2. The Coming of Islam (l) - The descendants of Ishmael lived in relative obscurity throughout ancient history. This was to change dramatically with the prophet Muhammad and the religion he founded, Islam.
Media
  1. Will the Family Survive? (l) - The family definitely needs help. The overwhelming pressures against it seem insurmountable. The family is surrounded and beleaguered on all fronts, from media to finances to school and finally by the subtle undermining of culture. Can these influences be counteracted?
  2. You Can Win the War Against the Family (l) - Modern pop culture is robbing children of their innocence while undermining their character growth by addicting them to random violence, filthy language and explicit sex. In spite of this subtle brainwashing, you can still win the war being waged against your family.
  3. Is All News Local? (l) - Go ahead and keep up with the scores. But keep your eyes on the international horizon. There is a lot going on there that you need to be aware of.
  4. What's Behind the Growing Culture War? (l) - Powerful, dangerous forces are executing an all-out war in America, as in other Western nations. They are striving relentlessly to transform the culture into something previous generations would never recognize. You need to know not only what is happening and why, but what you can do about it.
  5. Why This Death Didn't Count (l) - Examples like this and many more, that can be found through searches of alternative media sources on the Internet - demonstrate that most major media outlets often aren't reporting the full spectrum of the news, but only the news they want you to hear.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. How Mass Media Sells Sex (l) - The idea of sexual freedom is kept alive and well by what Dr. Meg Meeker considers a major cause of the current epidemic of teen sex -- mass media and the sexually charged world our kids see.
  9. 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?
  10. Choosing Movies and Music: What's Going Into Your Mind? (l) - Young people just want to have fun. But how should one decide what kind of music to listen to and which movies and television shows to watch?
  11. Mass Media and Bible Prophecy (l) - Several amazing biblical passages fortell the shaping of the world at the time of the end by a powerful web of global media.
  12. Radical Islam -- a Threat to Freedom of Speech? (l) - Prominent media personalities on both sides of the Atlantic are in trouble for recent comments made about Islamic countries. Is freedom of speech threatened?
  13. Is Your Family Manipulated by Mass Media? (l) - Does your family properly use electronic mass media? Or do you let the media abuse you? Here are 10 principles to help you regain control and stamp out media abuse.
  14. Questions and Answers - Sep/Oct 2002 (l) - Questions concerning marriage, sex, and the media
  15. All the News That Fits - Into One Minute (l) - With the U.S. networks continually cutting back on international coverage, where can a Christian turn to watch world events?
Media agenda
  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?
Media and children
  1. Celebrity Culture: The Distorted Mirror (l) - Magazines, TV and the Internet are obsessed with celebrities and celebrity culture. How does society's fascination with celebrity culture affect you and your children? How can you counter its negative influence?
  2. World News and Trends - Jan/Fen 2000 (l) - A brief synopsis of world events. January/February 2000
Media and choices
  1. Teaching Values to Your Child: How to Make Wise Media Choices (l) - It's no secret that much of the media our children are exposed to promotes values contrary to Christian values. How can we teach them how to decide what music to listen to and which movies to see?
Media and family
  1. What's the Purpose of Family? (l) - What is God's purpose for families? It's spelled out in the Bible, but most overlook it.
Media and morality
  1. Another Brick in a New World (l) - I wonder when filmmakers will take a bold step away from sex and finally tell a story without major emphasis on the sexual preferences of the main characters. Maybe not in my lifetime, but I can always hope.
  2. Redefining Morality: Why a Torrent of Trouble Threatens to Engulf Us (l) - Today the major English-speaking nations watch as a storm of problems draws ever nearer, a storm created by hostile forces that blurred and weakened their sense of morality. Does the Bible indicate where we will go from here?
Media and religion
  1. World News Review Jan 2005 (l) - World News Review - January 2005
Media and riots
  1. French Riots Highlight Growing Clash of Civilizations (l) - For three weeks, young Muslims across France rioted every night, burning cars and destroying property. What's behind the riots and where are they leading?
Media and sex
  1. The Girl Next Door (l) - A study by San Diego State University shows a shocking cultural shift in the attitudes and practices of teen girls regarding sex. What should you do to help your teens avoid the pain and suffering this could bring?
Media and suffering
  1. A Front-Row Seat for Suffering (l) - Repeated exposure to violence - real and feigned - in news and entertainment hardens us to the real suffering of others.
Media bias
  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!
Media choices
  1. The "Is It Worth It?" Media Filter Test (l) - Ask yourself these questions about your choice of media.
Media filter
  1. The "Is It Worth It?" Media Filter Test (l) - Ask yourself these questions about your choice of media.
Media influence
  1. Dethroning the Media Gods (l) - Consider how the mass media conditions your mind--and what you can do about it.
  2. In the News Jul/Sep 2006 (l) - World news - July 2006.
  3. Media Blitz Against Israel (l) - Israel is mostly pictured in this whole scenario as the bad guy. It looks very much like the Israelis fell into a trap set by the Iranians, sponsors of Hezbollah.
  4. Twilight on the Land (l) - I was 17 when I saw my first vampire film. I laughed till I cried. Today I am 57 and I do not laugh at images and stories of vampires. Today I shudder.
  5. Countering Media Influence (l) - The pressure to conform is relentless. Everything seems to be against those who want to live in obedience to God. How can we resist?
  6. Amusement Addiction: Society's Unhealthy Obsession With Entertainment (l) - Our society is obsessed with entertainment. Kids and adults alike seem attached to their MP3 players, PDAs, remote controls and other electronic devices. Newscasters and college lecturers have replaced "newsy" messages with more entertaining approaches. Is that bad? What steps can we take to keep from becoming addicted to entertainment?
  7. Effects of TV Sexuality, Violence on Teenagers (l) - These facts by themselves indicate that many aspects of such viewing can and will encourage risky behavior in teenagers and children.
  8. Media's Assault on Traditional Values (l) - Our popular media has been pushing the envelope when it comes to traditional values for quite some time.
  9. Accepting the Unacceptable (l) - What we see and hear can change who we are.
  10. Entertainment Impact and the "Downton Effect" (l) - Television series has far reaching influence on viewers.
  11. Who's Telling You What to Think? (l) - Some people accept the news they read in newspapers and watch on television as the gospel truth. Is such trust in our mass media justified? Do you really know who's telling you what to think and why?
Media, agenda of
  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.
Media, gospel of the
  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.
Media, influence of
  1. The Battle for Your Mind (l) - There is a very real battle going on inside your head. You have the power to determine who will win. Don't loose this crucial confrontation.
  2. Resistance Is Not Futile! (l) - When media producers' worldviews don't include God and His standards of behavior, what kind of influence do you think their movies will have?
  3. The Marketing of Evil (l) - David Kupelian's book is subtitled "How Radicals, Elitists, and Pseudo-Experts Sell Us Corruption Disguised as Freedom" (2005, ISBN-13: 978-1581824599).
  4. 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.
Media, 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.
Media, Muslim
  1. Debate About Islam Continues: Is It a Religion of Peace? (l) - Muslim officials have declared their peaceful intentions through messages at their annual hajj. U.S. President Bush and British Prime Minister Blair have publicly praised Islam as a religion of peace. Others challenge that assertion, as the debate goes on.
Medical research
  1. A Gory Harvest (l) - Technology has inspired and made possible a nightmarish controversy over the use of aborted embryonic and and fetal parts in medical research.
Medicare
  1. America's National Debt: Growing With No End in Sight (l) - In the last few months and years the United States has racked up some impressive records, but none of them are good. Its debt is exploding at unprecedented rates. What's behind the problem, and where is it leading?
Medicine
  1. In Brief: Trends That Affect Your Life (l) - Trends in the news. Nov 2010.
Medina
  1. 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?
Meditation
  1. Meditation: What's on Your Mind? (l) - The Bible teaches us about tools we can use to grow spiritually and build our relationship with God. In this third article in a series, we examine the importance of godly thoughts and meditation.
  2. What Should We Meditate About? (l) - Some of the things we might meditate on to get our minds more attuned to God's way of thinking.
  3. Misguided and Mystical Meditation (l) - Oriental meditation in general is an attempt to empty the mind, while Christian meditation fills the mind.
  4. Maintain Your True Course (l) - Meditation on God's Word helps us navigate through the obstacles of life to reach our destination--God's Kingdom!
  5. Cherishing the Sabbath (l) - The Sabbath ... our special time with God.
  6. Building a Better Relationship With God (l) - Here are five tools that can help us build a stronger, closer friendship with God.
  7. Time-Out! (l) - A time-out is not only useful in sports, it can be a time of rejuvenation you call for yourself.
  8. Set Your Anchors! (l) - Several precarious boating experiences brought home the spiritual lessons of having a strong and secure anchor! Here are six ways to stay firmly attached to God's anchor.
  9. Five Tools for Dealing With Trials (l) - What can you do when you have tried everything to solve a problem? Here are five tools to help turn trials into godly character.
  10. Yoga's a Stretch (l) - A study has found that the physical exercises in the discipline of yoga, an ancient practice of stretching and meditation from India, help to relieve pain in the lower back -- but that there is no evidence that the meditation element of yoga increases relief.
  11. Mini Bible Study: How to Build a Close Relationship With God (l) - In previous studies we've covered many aspects of understanding God. This study is a step beyond, showing how to really know God through developing a close personal and intimate relationship with Him.
  12. Enhance Your Prayer Life With Meditation (l) - Prayer is something we do daily. Is there a way to enhance our prayers with silence?
  13. Meditation (l) - A vital purpose of meditation is to cleanse our hearts and minds from the evils of this world.
Meditation, service
  1. Five Smooth Stones (l) - David, the youth who would become king of Israel, faced Goliath with sling in hand and stones he selected to use as ammunition. What can we today use in handling the challenges and difficulties we come up against?
Mediterranean union
  1. The Mediterranean Union: Another Roman Empire? (l) - A media circus was in high gear as U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama was greeted in the Middle East and Europe as a political superstar in late July 2008. But a potentially far more important development in that part of the world the week before garnered little attention.
  2. The New Mediterranean Union: Seeds of a New Roman Empire? (l) - A media circus was in full swing as U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama was greeted in the Middle East and Europe as a political superstar in late July 2008. But a potentially far more important development in that part of the world the week before garnered little attention.
Mediums
  1. The Spirit World's Dangerous Dark Side (l) - Strange practices and religions such as Wicca, Santeria, voodoo and channeling are growing in popularity. What's behind them? Are such things harmless, or is there more to them than meets the eye?
  2. What Is Channeling? (l) - Most have heard of the term channeling. It has become increasingly popular on TV and radio, especially with the arrival of the "New Age" movement. This is a modern version of mysticism with roots in Hinduism, Buddhism and occultism.
Medjugorj
  1. Lourdes, Fatima and Medjugorje Show Modern Attraction of Signs (l) - In today's skeptical world, and on the most secular continent, there is still evidence of man's innate attraction to signs and miracles. Consider three European sites that attract millions of visitors.
Medo-Persian Empire
  1. A Ruler's Actions Foretold More Than a Century Before They Happened (l) - Through Isaiah and other prophets, God warned that, unless the nation repented of their idolatry and returned to Him, they would be invaded and forcibly carried away into exile. Perhaps most astonishing, though, is the fact that God foretold the very name of the monarch who would allow the Jews to return from exile and rebuild the temple -- well over a century before it happened!
Medved, Michael
  1. You Can Win the War Against the Family (l) - Modern pop culture is robbing children of their innocence while undermining their character growth by addicting them to random violence, filthy language and explicit sex. In spite of this subtle brainwashing, you can still win the war being waged against your family.
  2. Today's Music: What's the Message to Our Kids? (l) - Parents who care about their children will screen their media diet and will teach their children by word and example a much healthier way to think and live.
Meeker, Meg
  1. Playing the 'Dad Card' (l) - Fathers, you may not realize it, but you matter more to your daughter than any other man. Why is that? Why is it so important to her future? And how seriously do you take this crucial responsibility?
  2. Secrets of Strong Fathers (l) - Practical information on how you can build your father-daughter relationship.
Meekness
  1. Meekness and Gentleness: Strength With a Tender Touch (l) - The biblical qualities of meekness and gentleness are misunderstood and undervalued in today's society of extremes--where all too often people tend to angrily overreact or passively underreact.
  2. The Meek, the Lowly and the Wise (l) - There are many kinds of people in the world, and only a few are selected to be among God's chosen. What characteristics may show us who they are?
  3. The Meek (l) - A word we know, but may find difficulty defining: "meek"
Meeting Christ
  1. 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).
Megachurches
  1. World News Review November 2003 (l) - World News Review. November 2003
  2. World News and Trends - Jan/Feb 2004 (l) - An Overview of Conditions Around the World, Jan/Feb 2004.
Megiddo
  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.
  2. A Place Called Megiddo, Part 2 (l) - In last month's article on Megiddo, we raised the question, "How could today's political leaders be deceived by spiritual powers to move armed forces to Jerusalem to fight Christ at His second coming?" Is there something at the site of Megiddo that can lead to an answer?
  3. A Place Called Megiddo (l) - In northern Israel lies a legendary site, perhaps 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.
  4. Discovered: Artifacts Shed Light on Biblical Era (l) - Two recent finds in Israel help verify a biblical location and reveal more details about life in the ancient world.
  5. What Is Armageddon? (l) - Most people believe Armageddon is about the end of the world. But what does the Bible actually reveal? Learn the real truth!
  6. 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.
Megiddo, archaeology
  1. Archaeology, Biology and Megiddo (l) - Research at the site of Tel Megiddo in Israel, famous in the New Testament as Armageddon, is being done by a combination of archaeologists and scientists -- specifically chemists and biologists.
Mein Kampf
  1. When Dreams Become Nightmares (l) - Bible prophecy reveals that history has a way of repeating itself.
Meir, Golda, Deborah
  1. Golda Meir and Deborah the Judge (l) - The biographies of Deborah and Golda Meir provide lessons in leadership for all of us.
Melchizedek
  1. Tithing (bt) (l) - Discover how tithing is an act of worship from which God learns much about our hearts and our treasure.
  2. A Mystery Solved: The Identity of Melchizedek (l) - Melchizedek is discribed as being "without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but made like the Son of God, [and one who] remains a priest continually."
Melting pot
  1. Sept. 11 Aftermath Highlights U.S. Strengths and Weaknesses (l) - America's response to the awful events of September 11 has highlighted both her strengths and weaknesses. Ironically, some of America's greatest strengths are also potentially great weaknesses.
Memorial day
  1. Memorial Day to Remember (l) - Is the act of dying for one's country the greatest sacrifice a human can make?
Memorials
  1. Use It or Lose It (l) - There was once an old song with the catchy title of: 'I've forgotten more than you'll ever know'. Sadly, if we stop using what we've learned during our lifetime, this could become all too true.
Memories
  1. Do You Remember When? (l) - Wonderful memories. Painful memories. Why did God give us the capacity for memories? Will we ever truly be able to wipe away the evil and remember only the good?
Memorizing
  1. Your Word I Have Hidden in My Heart (l) - Have you considered the many benefits -- for all ages -- of memorizing parts of the Bible?
Memorizing scripture
  1. The Hunt for Hidden Treasure (l) - Most people like to search for treasure, but is physical treasure enough?
Memory
  1. Exercise Your Body and Exercise Your Brain (l) - Many focus on keeping their body in shape -- what about their brain?
  2. Too Many Photos Make You Forget (l) - Camera overuse derails brain recall of objects and special events.
Memory scriptures
  1. Your Word I Have Hidden in My Heart (l) - Have you considered the many benefits -- for all ages -- of memorizing parts of the Bible?
Men
  1. The Honorable Role of Men (l) - The role of men includes leadership within the family.
  2. The Decline of the American Male (l) - Western society is shifting in major ways. One of the most dramatic changes is the decline and disappearance of needed masculinity.
Men an family
  1. The Honorable Role of Men (l) - The role of men includes leadership within the family.
Men and anorexia
  1. "Manorexia" -- New Threat (l) - Anorexia among men is a growing concern to health officials according to new statistics from the United Kingdom.
Men and grief
  1. For Men: Grief, and How to Deal With It (l) - "A time to cry and a time to laugh, a time to grieve and a time to dance" (Ecclesiastes 3:4. When the time comes for grieving, how should Christian men deal with it?
Men and marriage
  1. What Girls Should Know Before Marriage (l) - If you enter into marriage blinded by physical attraction, you'll be rudely awakened not long after, when the full character of your spouse becomes evident.
Men's communication
  1. Head-to-Head and Heart-to-Heart (l) - Communication is one of the most important processes of human life. Yet in many ways, it is an area with the greatest need for improvement.
Men's roles
  1. Did God Intend A Difference? (l) - Opinions abound, but let's see what the Bible has to say about the roles of men and women.
Mental excercise
  1. Exercise Your Body and Exercise Your Brain (l) - Many focus on keeping their body in shape -- what about their brain?
Mental health
  1. Depression: Is There a Cure? (l) - Even people in the Bible experienced depression. God was there for them, and He is there for us. Never give up hope!
  2. Exercise Your Body and Exercise Your Brain (l) - Many focus on keeping their body in shape -- what about their brain?
  3. Can One be a Christian and Still Suffer Depression? (l) - Answers to your questions about the Bible and Christian living.
  4. Take Care of Yourself - Emotionally (l) - People concerned about their health start exercise programs. But they should also think about improving their emotional health.
  5. The Bible's Keys to Mental Health (l) - Why are mental problems and disabilities on the rise? Could it be that we overlook the Bible's keys to healthy, positive thinking?
  6. Aging Gracefully in an Uncertain World (l) - Growing old should be positive experience. How can we make those positive and productive?
Mental illness
  1. Look Beyond the Surface (l) - Sometimes what we see on the outside is meaningless. It just doesn't tell the whole story.
  2. Suicide is Never the Answer (l) - A Canadian minister's perspective on the hopeless act of taking one's life. Can you spot a suicidal person? An online source for help is included.
Mentor
  1. Finding a Mentor (l) - Having some encouragement and guidance can make a big difference in your life.
Mentors
  1. Are You Up for the Challenge? (l) - Life's greatest challenges are in every day decisions! Learning to choose wisely and learning from your experiences can prepare you for a rewarding future.
  2. Life on Campus: Finding Good Mentors (l) - Is there anyone we, as Christians, can look to as a mentor on a college campus? And if so, what can we expect from the mentoring relationship?
  3. Mentors Promote Success (l) - Success can be as close as someone helping you through an obstacle... and your helping someone else through his or her obstacle.
Merciful
  1. Blessed Are the Merciful, for They Shall Obtain Mercy! (l) - People aren't naturally merciful creatures. That's why God's saving grace is so powerful. It's by God's transforming grace that we can become the kind of merciful people who will inherit His Kingdom.
Mercosur
  1. Venezuela - Six More Years of Chavez (l) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez won reelection Dec. 3 to another six-year term. Should the world take him seriously? Should the United States be concerned about his rhetoric? Yes!
Mercy
  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. Mercy (l) - Mercy is not a word commonly used today and most do not understand it. But mercy is a word that should characterize a Christian and reflect the virtues of God and Jesus Christ.
  3. Kindness: From the Heart to the Helping Hand (l) - God's nature is that of incredible loving-kindness toward all people. And He will kindly help His followers cultivate the much-needed fruit of godly kindness.
  4. Spank the Book -- Heal the Heart (l) - Childhood can be a time of hurt or healing. Sometimes the smallest of actions can make a world of difference.
  5. Blessed are The Merciful for They Shall Receive Mercy! (l) - The best way to correct a mistake is to smother it with mercy.
  6. Children of Mercies (l) - God's mercy is one of his most endearing qualities. As his children, three ways we can practice mercy are providing physically for our fellow man, comforting those who need it and forgiving others who wrong us out of love.
  7. Blessed Are the Merciful (l) - A lesson in Christ-like mercy from the book A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II
  8. Handwriting for the Ages (l) - We must not condemn others when we stand guilty ourselves. Cry out for mercy - and be merciful.
  9. Dr. Treves and the Elephant Man (l) - Where is your focus? Do you show outward concern for others
  10. 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.
  11. Forgiveness of Sin (l) - How are we forgiven, and where do baptism and Jesus Christ fit in?
  12. If I Knew Then What I Know Now (l) - God provides an opportunity for a new beginning - not just once, but countless times after that initial start.
  13. The Transforming Power of Forgiveness (l) - Christ is interested in salvaging the lives of sinners. All who make a clean break with past sins can be completely forgiven.
  14. 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.
Mercy seat
  1. Did God Create the Devil? (l) - Where did the devil come from? How did such a creature come to be? Did God purposefully create an evil being?
Merkel, Angela
  1. Germany's Growing European Role: Where Will It Lead? (l) - Chancellor Angela Merkel's noteworthy reluctance to part with large amounts of bailout cash has recently riveted European leaders' attention. Germany is increasingly beginning to negotiate from a strengthened position, fortified by the long-term effects of 20 years of reunification. But what is Germany's ultimate destiny?
  2. Germany Pushes on While France Threatens the Euro (l) - Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany continues to be the West's most successful political leader. John Peet, The Economist's European editor, reported that "in Europe it will be Germany that calls the tune" ("Wait for Angela," The World in 2013).
  3. The German Election: the Other Side of the Story (l) - The Jewish Chronicle stated in a front-page article, "Angela Merkel's historic third election victory was warmly greeted by European leaders this week" (Simon Rocker, "Board Welcomes Angela Merkel," Sept. 24, 2013).
Merrick, Joseph
  1. Dr. Treves and the Elephant Man (l) - Where is your focus? Do you show outward concern for others
Merry Christmas
  1. Is Christmas Really Merry? (l) - Where did the idea of a "merry Christmas" come from? Did it begin with well-meaning Christians who wished only the best for others, or are its origins considerably older than we might suppose? Does wishing others "Merry Christmas" please God and Jesus Christ? The answers may well surprise you!
MESA
  1. November/December 2018 (l) - An overview of events and conditions around the world featured in the November/December 2018 issue of Beyond Today.
Messenger
  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).
Messiah
  1. What Motivates Ahmadinejad? (l) - The president of Iran appears intent on developing nuclear weapons and has repeatedly threatened to wipe Israel off the face of the earth. In the West he is at times portrayed as a madman, but few realize the real motivating force behind his dream of triumphant Islam.
  2. In Search of Superman (l) - Generations have thrilled to the exploits of Superman, the comic book hero who rescues people from evil. Couldn't our world use a real Superman about now?
  3. 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!
  4. How Can We Find the Pathway to Peace? (l) - "Peace" and "goodwill toward men!" announced the chorus of heavenly messengers at the time of Jesus Christ's birth. But where is the evidence of this peace among humanity, as also foretold by Isaiah and other prophets? What went wrong? Will humanity ever experience this peace?
  5. 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?
  6. Wise Men Still Seek Him (l) - Two thousand years ago, wise men journeyed far to seek the Messiah. Today other wise men and women can learn from their example as they too seek the Messiah and Son of God.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. The Coming of the Messiah (l) - Beyond the messianic reference in the scepter prophecy (Genesis 49:10), God gave many other prophecies about the Messiah in Scripture.
  11. The Fundamentals of Bible Prophecy (l) - Principles and themes of Bible prophecy.
  12. Glossary (bsc5) (l) - Word definitions for Bible Lesson 5.
  13. Was Jesus the Promised Messiah? (l) - What was Jesus Christ's purpose? Why did he come to earth? Why will he come again?
  14. 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".
  15. Why We Need a Redeemer (l) - Sin has built a wall that separates mankind from God. That barrier must be torn down before we can have a relationship with Him. But how can we remove this barrier?
  16. Who Was Jesus Christ? (l) - Was Christ really the son of God and the son of man?
  17. Who Was Jesus Christ? (1/2002) (l) - What was Jesus' identity? Was he truly the Christ?
Messiah prophecies
  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?
Messiah, expectations of the
  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.
Messiah, meaning of
  1. What Do 'Messiah' and 'Jesus Christ' Mean? (l) - The meaning of the names of Jesus Christ.
Messiah, prophecied
  1. Was Jesus the Promised Messiah? (l) - What was Jesus Christ's purpose? Why did he come to earth? Why will he come again?
Messiah, sign of the
  1. Does Easter Really Commemorate Jesus Christ's Resurrection? (l) - What do rabbits and eggs have to do with the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ? Where did the name Easter originate? This holiday isn't even mentioned in the Bible-so where did it really come from?
Messianic prophecies
  1. A Great Light Has Shined (l) - The great question is not whether a great light has shined, but whether we have embraced, internalized and, in turn, displayed that light of hope for others.
Metamorphosis
  1. Joy in a Butterfly! (l) - Even the most jaded people can find joy in the natural world around them. God's creation provides endless opportunity for the joy of discovery.
Meteor
  1. Asteroid Close Shave (l) - Experts predict that on February 15, 2013, a near-earth asteroid called DA14 will make an uncomfortably close pass by us.
Meteors
  1. Will Civilization End in Global Cataclysm? (l) - God will finally intervene and at last establish an everlasting Kingdom of peace and safety, but only after mankind has learned through painful experience that it's not wise to live in ways that, in effect, thumb one's nose at our Creator.
Methamphetamine
  1. World News and Trends - Mar/Apr 2005 (l) - An Overview of Conditions Around the World; Mar/Apr 2005
Mexico
  1. World News & Trends March/April 2009 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. March/April 2009
Mice
  1. Creation News: The Song of the Mouse (l) - Apparently, bursting forth into song when overcome by love isn't merely a human habit found in movies and musical theater.
Michael
  1. Leading Angels: Michael and Gabriel (l) - The Bible mentions two angels by name -- Michael and Gabriel. What the Bible reveals about them tells us a great deal about the unseen spirit world.
Michael Behe
  1. How to Learn More from this Bible-Study Course (l) - How to gain the most from this Bible study.
Michael Medved
  1. Michael Medved on Media and the Family (l) - An interview with Michael Medved.
Micro-advantages
  1. Micro Messaging and Us (l) - What messages are we knowingly or unwittingly sending that can hurt others?
Micro-affirmation
  1. Micro Messaging and Us (l) - What messages are we knowingly or unwittingly sending that can hurt others?
Micro-Inequities
  1. Micro Messaging and Us (l) - What messages are we knowingly or unwittingly sending that can hurt others?
Micro-inequity
  1. Micro Messaging and Us (l) - What messages are we knowingly or unwittingly sending that can hurt others?
Micro-organisms
  1. Common Bacteria Make a Deadly Comeback (l) - Can medical science protect us from bad bugs? Some observers aren't so sure.
Microevolution
  1. Life on Campus - Freshman Year With Darwin (l) - Coping with Darwinism in the college environment.
  2. Microevolution Doesn't Prove Macroevolution (l) - Some cited examples of evolution at work are really no proof at all of anything -- much less how any of these creatures --- moths, dogs, finches or human beings --- came to exist.
Middle class
  1. World News and Trends - May/June 2008 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world.
  2. Poverty on the Rise in America (l) - A London Times analytical report from the United States revealed that "figures from the US Census Bureau suggest that the economic crisis sparked in 2007 has turned the US into an 'hourglass' society, with a shrinking middle class squeezed between the very affluent and the very poor.
Middle East
  1. Major International Challenges Confront President Bush's Second Term (l) - The world looks very different four years after President Bush took office. What challenges lie ahead for the second Bush administration?
  2. 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).
  3. Some Things Don't Change (l) - You won't find anyone more optimistic, more hopeful for the future, more confident that world peace lies ahead, than those of us who are listening to what God says.
  4. World News and Trends - January/February 2007 (l) - World news. January 2007.
  5. Serving in the Middle East (l) - God's intent is to have His people live what they believe and not merely preach it.
  6. The Middle East: Ground Zero of Bible Prophecy (l) - Only a century ago the Middle East was a relatively peaceful and tranquil area. Today it's the most volatile region of the world, with the possibility of war breaking out at any minute. You need to understand why this change happened, where Bible prophecy indicates things are headed and what it means for you!
  7. Let's Finish This Together (l) - For World News and Prophecy's final Restoration column, a summary of all things WNP.
  8. 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).
  9. Chaos Will Give Way to Peace (l) - It's remarkable how past and present -- and, yes, sometimes even future -- collide in the Middle East.
  10. 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?
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. "The War to End All Wars" (l) - On the 100th anniversary marking the end of World War I, we still see a world mired in conflict and often on the brink of even greater war. Many of today's problems can be traced to that conflict. If we are to understand the way to peace, we must first understand what leads to war.
  14. When Will the Middle East Find Peace? (l) - Why does it seem that the Middle East is always in turmoil, perpetually on the brink of another war? Will this troubled region ever see lasting peace?
  15. What Lies Ahead for U.S. Leasership? (l) - End-time events can take place without warning. We are told to watch and to love the truth. If we do, we'll have the context to understand events of the coming years.
  16. The North-South Struggle for the Middle East (l) - An end-time prophecy in the book of Daniel describes a conflict between two kings. Who might they be in today's world?
  17. Iraq and the Middle East: A Century of Turmoil Continues (l) - God has had a standard of righteous conduct that began at the time of the creation of Adam and has not changed since
  18. Iran: Why Part of the "Axis of Evil"? (l) - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon considers Iran to be as dangerous as Iraq and a "center of world terror." Why should this be so?
  19. When Will the Middle East Find Peace (l) - Pray for the peace of Jerusalem,"urged Israel's King David 3,000 years ago."(Psalm 122:6)Seeking a peaceful solution to the Mideast problem is the concern, if not the prayer, of many world leaders. But peace in the Holy Land has,over the centuries,been in remarkablely short supply.
  20. Democracy Is More Than a Word (l) - President George W. Bush recently declared America's commitment to democracy in the Middle East. But democracy in this and other regions of the world has not had much success. There are good reasons for this failure.
  21. World News and Trends - Jan/Feb 1998 (l) - Overview of world events. January/February 1998.
  22. A Moment of Decision (l) - It is hoped that a new democratic regime in Iraq will be the first step toward changing other Arab states and creating Western-style governments based on the freedom of the individual and economic openness.
  23. 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.
  24. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - Jul/Aug 2002 (l) - An analysis of world news, trends, and conditions around the world. July/August 2002
  25. (l) - World news - Jan 2000
  26. 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.
  27. 2003: The Storm Clouds Gather (l) - What long-term effects will come from the unsettling events so far in 2003? No human being knows for sure. But we can observe, analyze and learn from the storm clouds gathering on the horizon.
  28. From the Editor - Good News Magazine Mar/Apr 2003 (l) - Which crisis will set this final, unalterable chain of events in motion? And, more important, will you be ready?
  29. What Prevents Peace in the Middle East? (l) - Political hindrances to peace in the Middle East.
  30. 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.
  31. World News and Trends - Sep/Oct 2003 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. September/October 2003
  32. World News Review February 2001 (l) - A brief overview of world events.
  33. 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!"
  34. Behind the Headlines ... America vs. Iraq or America vs. the World? (l) - One year after Sept. 11, in the debate on terrorism, America is often seen as the villain, no longer as the victim. Why do so many people around the world hate America?
  35. The Middle East in Prophecy (l) - What is the long term significance of the happenings on September 11?
  36. Islamic Extremists Attack the West in Many Countries (l) - "Wars and rumors of wars" (Matthew 24:6) were prophesied by Jesus Christ to be a major area of concern at the time of "the end of the age" (verse 3). Interestingly, false religion was prophesied to precede these conflicts: "For many will come in My name, saying, 'I am the Christ,' and will deceive many" (verse 5).
  37. Understanding Al Jazeera (l) - Would it surprise you to learn that Al Jazeera is highly controversial in the Arab world? Is this new type of Arab media a threat to the peace and stability of the Middle East? Is it a threat to the West? Read on to understand what Al Jazeera is and what it can do.
  38. What the West Doesn't Realize: It's in a Fight for Survival (l) - Islamic fundamentalist terrorists are a threat to the entire western world, and the West does not realize it is in a struggle for survival.
  39. 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?
  40. The Middle East: Worlds in Collision (2002) (l) - Why does the Middle East so often dominate our headlines?
  41. 2004: The World's Superpower Faces Powerful Challenges (l) - As a new year begins, the United States faces a disunited world with dangers both external and internal.
  42. Seeing the World Scene Realistically (l) - The historic continuum and religious war between militant Islam and secularism.
  43. King Hussein's Uncertain Legacy (l) - Power passes to the next generation in a key Middle Eastern Kingdom.
Middle East and democracy
  1. What Prevents Peace in the Middle East? (l) - Political hindrances to peace in the Middle East.
Middle East borders
  1. Lines in the Sand: Iraq 10 Years Later (l) - Ten years after the invasion of Iraq, America considers what it's lost as Iraq struggles to redefine itself within the ever-boiling cauldron of the Middle East.
Middle East conflict, origin of the
  1. Spiritual Warfare Behind the Scenes (l) - Deeply entrenched religious issues are at the heart of the war on terrorism. They are inflamed by a power greater than either the worldwide terrorist network or the combined military might of the United States, Britian the rest of NATO and Russia. You need to understand what that power is.
Middle East conflicts
  1. Insurmountable Challenges Plague the Middle East Today (l) - The entire Middle East region, culturally and religiously extending into North Africa and South Asia, continues to be very volatile, with no sign of this abating.
Middle East culture
  1. 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!
Middle East feuds
  1. The Middle East's Family Feud (l) - The Middle East continues to be a powder keg of violent unrest and political upheaval. What's the root cause of the seemingly never-ending conflict? And what is the solution to the world's oldest family feud?
Middle East history
  1. End-Time Scenario Not Possible Until Now (l) - All nations are firmly in place for the final act.
Middle East oil
  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.
Middle east peace
  1. World News and Trends - November/December 2006 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. November 2006.
  2. Current Events and Trends May/June 2018 (l) - An overview of events and conditions around the world featured in the May/June 2018 issue of Beyond Today.
  3. After Iraq, What Next? (l) - As the world focuses its attention on the conflict between the United States and Iraq, it's easy to overlook the many other threats facing the United States. What are these threats, and what do they portend?
  4. When Will the Middle East Find Peace (l) - Pray for the peace of Jerusalem,"urged Israel's King David 3,000 years ago."(Psalm 122:6)Seeking a peaceful solution to the Mideast problem is the concern, if not the prayer, of many world leaders. But peace in the Holy Land has,over the centuries,been in remarkablely short supply.
  5. What Prevents Peace in the Middle East? (l) - Political hindrances to peace in the Middle East.
  6. The 'Road Map' to Peace: Doomed From the Start? (l) - Few observers want peace in the Middle East more than the staff and publishers of The Good News. But we know that there is only one true path to peace -- and the players aren't on it. Yet the Bible does guarantee that peace will finally come to the Middle East.
Middle East power
  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.
Middle East, history of the
  1. The Creation of the Modern Middle East (l) - In the 20th century Arabs were to become independent -- not one nation but more than 20. One great frustration for the Arab world today is that there are 22 Arab countries and little immediate prospect of Arab unity.
  2. A Rising Tide of Arab Nationalism (l) - One of the most significant developments in the Middle East following the Treaty of Versailles ending World War I was rising Arab nationalism.
Middle East, roots of
  1. The Creation of the Modern Middle East (l) - In the 20th century Arabs were to become independent -- not one nation but more than 20. One great frustration for the Arab world today is that there are 22 Arab countries and little immediate prospect of Arab unity.
Middle Eastern archaeology
  1. The Bible: Myth or History (l) - Can you believe the Bible? Many historical and archaeological finds prove it to be true.
Middle Eastern food
  1. King of the Oasis (l) - Dates were plentiful in the biblical times and grow well in many arid areas of the world. Yet one variety had completely disappeared. Could it be revived? What lessons can we learn from the date palm tree?
Middle wall
  1. Peace and Unity in Christ (l) - All man-made barriers must be "broken down" before mankind can enjoy the peace and unity for which Christ died.
MidEast dominance
  1. Who Will Dominate the Middle East? (l) - As America pulls out of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, other powers are rushing in to fill the vacuum. Domestic, regional and global forces are all vying for influence. Where are events in the ever-volatile Middle East headed?
Mideast military alliance
  1. New Military Might in the Middle East (l) - Nations that initially formed a common market now move to form a common military. It's a logical and necessary step. But what effect will it have on its members and the rest of the world?
Milesians
  1. Appendix 6: Dating the Milesian Arrival in Ireland (l) - Unfortunately, the dating of the Milesian arrival in Ireland is an area of broad dispute. But there are factors that should help us in forming a reasonable answer.
  2. Asylum in Egypt (l) - Based on God's prophecies, a few evidently made it back to Judah. But what about Jeremiah, Baruch and the kings daughters? Where did they go?
  3. Only One Place to Go (l) - How God would fulfill the specific promises to David, who was descended from Perez?
  4. The People of the Red Hand (l) - The Trojans were forced out of the Aegean region through a series of national conflicts--one of which is presented to us in the famous Trojan War of Homer's Iliad, which occurred around 1200 B.C.
  5. Who were the Milesians? (l) - Note that the Scythians from Spain were known as Milesians--a name replete throughout the Irish annals.
Miletus
  1. Appendix 4: The Colchis Connection (l) - Is it possible to identify Calcol or Chalcol as Cecrops of Athens and still relate his name to the people of Colchis?
Militant atheism
  1. The Debate Over Life's Ultimate Question: Does God Exist? (l) - A reemergence of aggressive atheism has helped focus people's attention on that most crucial of all questions: Does God exist?
Militant Islam
  1. Has World War III Already Begun? (1/2006) (l) - What's behind the call by Iran's new president for the United States and Israel to be wiped off the face of the earth? Are Western nations blind to the growing threat from radical Islam?
  2. What Motivates Ahmadinejad? (l) - The president of Iran appears intent on developing nuclear weapons and has repeatedly threatened to wipe Israel off the face of the earth. In the West he is at times portrayed as a madman, but few realize the real motivating force behind his dream of triumphant Islam.
Militarization of space
  1. We Came in Peace For All Mankind (l) - Fifty years ago America landed two men on the moon and returned them safely -- accomplishing a goal set by President John F. Kennedy in 1961. Since then, space has largely been a quiet and peaceful place. Could this change? What is the future of space exploration?
Military
  1. Military Service and War (l) - Advice regarding military service for a Christian.
  2. After Iraq, What Next? (l) - As the world focuses its attention on the conflict between the United States and Iraq, it's easy to overlook the many other threats facing the United States. What are these threats, and what do they portend?
  3. After Kosovo: Power Shift Taking Place? (l) - Is America surrendering its leadership of the Western World?
Military defense
  1. What Lies Ahead for U.S. Leasership? (l) - End-time events can take place without warning. We are told to watch and to love the truth. If we do, we'll have the context to understand events of the coming years.
Military forces
  1. From the Editor - Good News Magazine Mar/Apr 2003 (l) - Which crisis will set this final, unalterable chain of events in motion? And, more important, will you be ready?
Military hardware
  1. World News and Trends - Jan/Feb 2003 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. January/February 2003.
Military power
  1. Behind the Headlines - A World Without the United States (l) - The prophecies of the Bible concerning the rise of a new end time super power will come to pass.
Military service
  1. A Page on the World: The Faith of the American Soldier (l) - Book review of "A Page on the World: The Faith of the American Soldier" By Stephen Mansfield, 2005, ISBN 1-58542-407-2
  2. Military Service and War (l) - Advice regarding military service for a Christian.
Military service, Christian
  1. Should a Christian Fight? (l) - Is enlisting in the military the right course of action for Christians? What if the military is combating terrorism? And what about the wars mentioned in the Bible?
Military weapons
  1. (l) - In some ways, we are closer to nuclear war than we were in the 1950s and '60s. Then, at least, the nuclear forces were well controlled and well paid.
Millennial kingdom
  1. 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).
Millennial prophecies
  1. Utopian Prophecies of Our Future Dwelling Place (l) - Bible prophecy is not just about gloomy future happenings belonging to this present evil age. It also encompasses Christ's coming millennial rule on earth and the Kingdom of God. This article focuses on our futuristic dwelling place in that glorious Kingdom to come.
Millennial prophecy
  1. Why a Human Utopia Won't Happen (l) - Humanity has long dreamed of creating a utopia on earth, but all our efforts have crumbled. But Why? Few understand the reason human attempts to form a lasting utopian society have always failed.
  2. 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?
Millennial reign
  1. 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.
  2. The Feast of Tabernacles (bsc12) (l) - The joyful Feast of Ingathering represents the time during which God will gather the great harvest of humanity into His family.
Millennial reign of Christ
  1. Dealing Effectively With a World of Terrorism and Tragedy (l) - From Sept. 11, 2001, until now and unfortunately on into the foreseeable future, we have lived and are living in a different world -- too often blighted by the specter of fear. How does our Creator advise us to respond to the fears within us all?
Millennial rule of Christ
  1. How Is the Kingdom "at Hand'? (l) - The focus of Jesus Christ's message was the announcement of a coming world government (Luke 21:31). This government will not be ruled by selfishly motivated humans but by Jesus Christ Himself, under the direction of Almighty God!
Millennium
  1. Where Are We Now in Prophecy? (l) - Are today's headlines foretold in the pages of your Bible? Is there a message of hope beyond the gloom and doom news cycle of today's world? Jesus Christ was a prophet; He forecast the overall sequence of events of the world from His time on into the future. His futuristic message was current then and it's current today.
  2. UN's Millennium Goals: How Do They Compare to God's? (l) - In 2000 the United Nations established "Millennium Development Goals" to eliminate extreme poverty and hunger; reduce disease, child mortality and malnutrition; and to improve education, personal incomes and opportunities, housing and sanitation worldwide by the year 2015. All 191 UN member states have pledged to meet these goals. While admirable aspirations, how do they compare to what God promises for the future?
  3. Real Life in the Millennium (l) - God has given wonderful promises of a world of peace and prosperity. But does the Bible teach that the Millennium will provide a life of ease, a life without challenges? Does Bible prophecy show us that people will be prevented from taking any action that would disturb the harmony of a world under God's government? Since God's purpose requires people to grow in godly character, and since character requires freedom of choice, perhaps the reality of this wonderful world will include a few surprises.
  4. A Statue Comes to Life! (l) - The setting: the United Nations gardens in New York City. The plot: a dream symbolized by a statue becomes reality. The cast of characters: being chosen now...
  5. The World Beyond Today: What Lies in Store? (l) - "The world has never had it so good." This is how one prominent editor and writer described the current human condition in a recent editorial. Is he right, or should we be looking beyond today's world for a fabulous utopian age long foretold in the pages of the Bible?
  6. Man is a Wolf to Man (l) - Homo homini Iupus--Latin proverb. We see the truth of this proverb in history. But will it always be so?
  7. (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?
  8. Not by Might nor by Power (l) - No system created by man has brought about the utopian world promised by God through the prophets of the Bible.
  9. Coming Soon: The Magnificent Millennium (l) - The fact that a large portion of Bible prophecy describes the Millennium proves it is extremely important to God. And the more you understand it, the more important it will be to you!
  10. Is the Millennium the Same Thing as the Kingdom of God? (l) - Although "millennium" and "kingdom of God" are sometimes used interchangeably, strictly speaking they are not identical.
  11. What Will Those Converted Today Do in The Millennium? (l) - Jesus Christ wants you to work with Him in serving people in His Kingdom! What will He have you do?
  12. The Next Age of Man: What Will It Be Like? (l) - The next age is just around the corner, but the vast majority of people have never heard of it. And most who have heard of it don't really understand what it entails.
  13. In Search of Peace (l) - Is peace just the absence of war? Is it possible to enjoy lasting peace on earth? If so, what constitutes lasting peace? How can we find it?
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Why Don't People Understand the Kingdom of God? (l) - The Kingdom of God was a central part of Jesus Christ's message and thus a major theme of the Bible. So why is it so rarely understood, and why isn't it commonly taught today?
  17. A Definition of Common Terms (l) - Darby argued in favor of what is termed premillennialism in contrast to popular postmillennialism and amillennialism. Let's briefly consider these terms.
  18. Chapter Outline of the Book of Revelation (l) - Chapter Outline of the Book of Revelation.
  19. Jesus Christ's 1,000-Year Reign on Earth (l) - We live in a deeply troubled age. Yet a magnificent, 1,000-year period of peace and prosperity is coming. What does this mean for you?
  20. 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?
  21. 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?
  22. World Peace: The Impossible Dream? (l) - God's plan for bringing world peace and salvation to all mankind.
  23. 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.
  24. Reading the Book (l) - What does the word "millennium" mean? And what is it in the Bible?
  25. 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?
  26. The Prince of Peace (l) - How life will change when Jesus Christ brings peace to this world.
  27. (l) - What does the Bible really say about the millennium, the prophisied 1,000-year reign of Jesus Christ? Is it a fantasy or a promise on which you can stake your future?
  28. (l) - What does the Bible really say about the millennium, the prophisied 1,000-year reign of Jesus Christ? Is it a fantasy or a promise on which you can stake your future?
  29. Waiting for the "End of the World"? (l) - We are on the very threshold of a brand new millennium. But how does the Bible advise those who count on the "end of the world" around New Year's Day, 2000 ?
  30. Mankind's Impossible Dream? (l) - Editorial: mankind's impossible dream of peace.
  31. The Real Millennium (l) - At the dawning of a new millennium, is it time to consider what we should do to prepare for the real utopian Millennium promised in the Bible?
  32. Millennium (l) - Learn what God's Elect will do during the Millennium.
  33. 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.
Millennium and sabbath
  1. A Millennial Sabbath and a Sabbatical Millennium (l) - Several scriptures indicate that we should expect a millennial "Sabbath" after six 1,000-year millennial "days" have expired.
Millennium and the feast
  1. The Millennium Pictured by the Feast of Tabernacles (l) - The seven-day Feast of Tabernacles pictures the coming Millennium.
Millennium bug
  1. The Lesson of Y2K: The 'Millennium Bug' (l) - How will Y2K effect us?
  2. The 2000 Bug: A Time Bomb for Chaos? (l) - Spectulating on the events of the morning of January 1, 2000 is everybody's business.
  3. The Millennium Bug - Is the Threat Real? (l) - Concern that critical computer chips will cease to function at the beginning of the year 2000.
  4. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - Jul/Aug 1998 (l) - brief synopsis of world events
  5. World News Review May 1999 (l) - World news - May 1999
Millennium, beyond the
  1. Utopian Prophecies of Our Future Dwelling Place (l) - Bible prophecy is not just about gloomy future happenings belonging to this present evil age. It also encompasses Christ's coming millennial rule on earth and the Kingdom of God. This article focuses on our futuristic dwelling place in that glorious Kingdom to come.
Millennium, jobs in the
  1. Your Destiny -- Teacher, Administrator? (l) - You might be working in a job field you don't expect...
Millennium, life in
  1. Questions and Answers - Jul/Sep 2004 (l) - Questions and answers represent issues of interest to young people who want sound biblical advice.
Millennium, meaning of
  1. Reading the Book (l) - What does the word "millennium" mean? And what is it in the Bible?
Millennium, work in
  1. (l) - Questions and answers on issues of interest to young people who want sound biblical advice
Miller, William
  1. 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?
Milosevic
  1. The Lord of the Refugees (l) - Who will solve the scourge of forces that creates refugees, or, is there a time in the future in which there will be an even greater catastrophe producing even greater numbers of displaced persons?
  2. The Real Victors in Kosovo (l) - Everyone involved in the strange Kosovo conflict is claiming victory-except its chief victims, the Albanians.
  3. World News Review August 1999 (l) - World news - August 1999
Minarets
  1. Islamic Culture in Europe: Main Street or Side Street? (l) - Controversies over minarets and burkas highlight larger questions about the clash of cultures and whether Europe's religious heritage should be defended.
Mind change
  1. Changing Your Perspective (l) - Sometimes all it takes is change.
Mind wandering
  1. Don't Let Your Mind Wander (l) - Psychologists at Harvard University found that the human mind wanders almost half of the time, especially when we are resting, using the computer or working.
Mind, guarding your
  1. The Battle for Your Mind (l) - There is a very real battle going on inside your head. You have the power to determine who will win. Don't loose this crucial confrontation.
Mindless religion
  1. The Bible and the Koran: A Fundamental Difference in Approach (l) - Before the invention of printing made the Christian Bible widely available, certain of the faithful were very adept at memorizing large portions of the Holy Scriptures.
Minds, guarding our
  1. To See or Not to See: That New Horror Film (l) - Have you ever found yourself hanging out with friends who wanted to see a horror film? How can you decide what to do?
Minister, counsel with a
  1. What Next? (l) - If you desire personal counseling, you may contact a minister in your area.
Ministerial conference
  1. Responsible Stewardship and Accountability (l) - The Bible repeatedly emphasizes that God's servants are to be wise stewards and managers over the resources He provides.
Ministerial counsel
  1. What Next? (l) - If you desire personal counseling, you may contact a minister in your area.
Ministers
  1. Authority for the People (l) - So, you want to be in charge? What does that mean? What does God say about leading and ruling over people?
  2. Did God Create the Devil? (l) - Where did the devil come from? How did such a creature come to be? Did God purposefully create an evil being?
Ministry
  1. The Good News of the Kingdom of God (l) - The Bible proclaims a consistent message from beginning to end concerning the Kingdom of God, a message delivered throughout the ages by God's servants.
  2. What Is Godly Rulership? (l) - What's wrong with human rulership? How can we follow Christ's example?
Minoans
  1. Appendix 3: Aegean Royal Lines From Zerah (l) - A brief history of the Aegan Royal lines from Zerah.
Minor prophets
  1. Daniel the Prophet (l) - Jesus regarded Daniel and the minor prophets as prophets of God, and quotes from them.
Minorities, growing
  1. Immigration: How a Foreign Invasion Is Reshaping the West (l) - In the last 50 years, millions of people from the Third World have moved into the Western democracies. Many have contributed to the welfare of these nations, but others lack work skills, proper education and democratic convictions. What will it mean if and when these ever-growing minorities begin to constitute the majority in several key countries?
Miracle of birth
  1. A World for Cameron (l) - As parents and grandparents, we wonder with great concern what kind of a world our children and grandchildren will inherit. What kind of a life will they experience?
Miracles
  1. Signs and Lying Wonders: Will You Be Deceived? (l) - Bible history and prophecy show that not all miracles are from God. At the end time, there will be counterfeit miracles to deceive the nations and, if possible, even God's people.
  2. Lourdes, Fatima and Medjugorje Show Modern Attraction of Signs (l) - In today's skeptical world, and on the most secular continent, there is still evidence of man's innate attraction to signs and miracles. Consider three European sites that attract millions of visitors.
  3. Miracle in a Dumpster (l) - It was one of the most unlikely places for a miracle to occur. Prayer and persistence paid off.
  4. Do Science and the Bible Conflict? (l) - Many believe that science and the Bible conflict and that they're mutually exclusive. The big question is, must we accept the view that the Bible and science can't both be true?
  5. God's Greatest Miracle (l) - Your Bible and all nature tell of the many miracles of God. But one qualifies as His greatest. Could it involve you?
  6. 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.
  7. How Does God Reveal Himself? (l) - If God accepted the challenge of always having to prove His existence, what would it take? Would it have been necessary for Him to personally appear to and perform miracles to every human being ever born?
  8. When Is the Sabbath Day to Be Kept? (l) - The Sabbath, then, was a time for religious instruction, for teaching and learning of God's wondrous acts and laws. Customary work was prohibited and God's great miracles were to be remembered on this day. "
  9. How God Shaped Israel's Future (l) - From Abraham God miraculously formed a nation to illustrate to every other nation the benefits that come from obeying Him and the tragedies that come from disobeying Him. Israel has been an example of both.
  10. The Exodus Plagues (l) - In the story of Israel's Exodus from slavery in Egypt, God sent devastating plagues on the Egyptians. And there's much more to these plagues than you probably realize!
  11. Why No Spectacular Miracles Today? (l) - The Bible is full of descriptions of fantastic miracles. Many wonder, why don't we see great public miracles today?
  12. Religious Deception in the Post Modern World (l) - How will the sophisticated people of the Western world be deceived?
  13. The Gift That Keeps on Giving (l) - Most of us, at one time or another in our lives, have experienced an event considered a miracle. Whether we believe or not, miracles are a gift from God which carry meaning throughout the rest of our lives.
Miracles of creation
  1. The Scientific Evidence: In the Eye of the Beholder (l) - Ever since the creation of the world (God's) eternal power and divine nature, invisible though they are, have been understood and seen through the things he has made" (Romans 1:20)
Miraculous change
  1. Introduction: Transforming Your Life (l) - The word conversion is heard often in religious circles. People commonly speak of their "conversion," or how they came to be "converted." What do these words mean?
Miraculous power
  1. 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.
Miraculous signs
  1. What Signs Are You Waiting For? (l) - Throughout history humans have been looking for visible and supernatural signs to convince them of God's involvement in human affairs. The Bible foretells some amazing celestial signs that will come just before God's final day of wrath is unleashed. But there's no need to wait for those heavenly signs!
Miriam
  1. Miriam: a Lifetime of Faith (l) - Miriam was a prophetess of God, but she too had lessons to learn.
Miscarriage
  1. In All Things Give Thanks (l) - An attitude of thankfulness can ease life's heartbreaking moments
Misery
  1. Historical Insights into Human Suffering (l) - Suffering can stimulate us to reevaluate the importance of life.
  2. Introduction (bsc4) (l) - How do we reconcile anguish and suffering with the Bible's portrayal of a loving God? Why would He allow the horrendous miseries that afflict humanity? Does the Bible explain suffering?
Misgovernment
  1. The Continuous March of Folly (l) - Human lust for power seems to be a prime cause of misgovernment within leaders -- the will of one person to exert rule over others, no matter what form that may take.
Misinformation about the Bible
  1. Misinformation and Disinformation About God and the Bible (l) - Our time is marked by a massive ignorance about what the Bible actually says. We see that some writers and speakers can say almost anything about the Holy Scriptures and convince some people to believe them.
Mismanagement
  1. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - Jan/Feb 2002 (l) - An overview of world conditions. January/February 2002
Misogynists
  1. Hatred Rising (l) - Why do seemingly civilized people seethe with unreasonable hatred? America wastes its time and energy to try to understand why it is hated. What does the truth mean to you?
Miss the mark
  1. Don't Miss the Mark! (l) - I was on duty when the call came in. The supertanker Exxon Valdez had run aground in Prince William Sound, Alaska, unleashing a huge oil spill! Why did it happen? And what lessons are there for us today?
Missile shield
  1. Another Crack in the Transatlantic Alliance? (l) - Will the U.S. national missile defense plan, which does not protect Europe, goad the Europeans toward independence from any U.S. military shield?
Missile threat
  1. World News and Trends - Jan/Feb 2003 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. January/February 2003.
Missiles
  1. North Korea Continues Missile Testing (l) - Fear of war, danger and the unknown is common to man. Hearing about rogue nations and their nuclear aspirations can be scary. But God doesn't want us to live a life of fear.
  2. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - Jan/Feb 2001 (l) - A brief synopsis of world events. January/February 2001.
  3. World News and Trends - Jan/Feb 2003 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. January/February 2003.
  4. Another Crack in the Transatlantic Alliance? (l) - Will the U.S. national missile defense plan, which does not protect Europe, goad the Europeans toward independence from any U.S. military shield?
Missiles, long range
  1. Iran: Why Part of the "Axis of Evil"? (l) - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon considers Iran to be as dangerous as Iraq and a "center of world terror." Why should this be so?
Missing ingredient in life
  1. (l) - Today a vital ingredient is sorely missing in our modern lives. We simply are not coping with all the stresses of the age. Our human mechanism -- brain and body -- is breaking down under the strain. The spread of godless secularism has taken a heavy toll on society.
Missing knowledge
  1. The Limitations of Science (l) - Only God can tell us who we are, why we are and what is our destiny. His Word, the Bible, fills in the missing dimension in human knowledge.
Missing links
  1. God, Science and the Bible (7/06) (l) - News from the world of science about God and the Bible.
Mission
  1. Enduring Words (l) - Lincoln's Gettysburg Address is one of the great speeches of American history. Lincoln's words restored a sense of mission for a profound human effort. God's enduring Word offers the path for restoring lasting freedom for every human.
Mistakes
  1. Blessed are The Merciful for They Shall Receive Mercy! (l) - The best way to correct a mistake is to smother it with mercy.
  2. What If You've Made a Mistake? (l) - When it comes to sex, people make mistakes -- both premarital and extramarital. Sometimes after making a sexual mistake, people will reason that since they've already committed the sin, they may as well continue doing so. This is faulty thinking.
  3. Oops! I Made a Mistake! (l) - We all make misteaks (oops, mistakes). How do we respond to our own mistakes? And how do we respond to the mistakes of others? Responding in a godly way is a vital part of Christian character
  4. The Big Cover Up (l) - Trying to cover up our faults may be a human tendency, but some cover ups are just too strange to believe.
Mistletoe
  1. Is Christmas a Phony? (l) - Many Christmas customs can be traced back to the ancient worship of false gods.
  2. Where Did Christmas Symbols Originate? (l) - An enormous number of traditions we now associate with Christmas have their roots in pre-Christian pagan religious traditions.
Mithra and Christmas
  1. Christmas: The Curious Origins of a Popular Holiday (l) - What do evergreen trees, reindeer, mistletoe and yule logs have to do with the birth of Jesus Christ? And was He really born on Dec. 25? You need to discover the real history of Christmas!
Mithraism
  1. Constantine's Impact on Christianity (l) - The "Christianity" Constantine endorsed was already considerably different from that practiced by Jesus Christ and the apostles.
  2. Christmas Before Christ: The Surprising Truth! (l) - If you discovered that Christmas had nothing to do with Jesus Christ's birth and actually predates that event by centuries, would you still celebrate the holiday? And if you realized that the Bible reveals Holy Days commanded by God, would you celebrate them instead?
Moab
  1. The Early Kings of Israel - A Kingdom Divided (l) - This series in The Good News will continue covering archaeological discoveries relating to the later kings of the house of Israel. It is astonishing how much evidence supporting the biblical record has been uncovered by the spade of diligent archaeologists.
  2. The Early Kings of Israel: A Kingdom Divided (l) - History and archaeological evidence of the early kings of Israel.
Model nation
  1. Why the Massive Decline in America's Prestige? (l) - Is America still "the land of the free and the home of the brave"? For a long time the United States was the envy of the world -- even its enemies paying it grudging respect. This divinely blessed nation used to be the standard by which all other countries were compared. What happened to cause the nation's disturbing fall from such soaring heights?
Model nations
  1. A Detailed Prophecy of Blessings and Curses (l) - Speaking to the ancient Israelite ancestors of today's Anglo-American peoples, God gave them a choice, one that bears directly on the lack of leadership that plagues America today. You should read Leviticus 26 and Deuteronomy 28, which describe God's blessings for obedience and curses for disobedience.
Model 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.
Moderation
  1. Caffeine Overdose Causes Bodily Harm (l) - Norwegian teen learns the hard way not to use caffeine drinks to fuel video game binge.
  2. Drunkenness is a sin (l) - While the Bible is clear that the proper use of alcoholic beverages is not wrong, the act of drinking too much alcohol (drunkenness) is continually condemned in God's Word.
Modern culture
  1. The World Turned Upside Down: The Global Battle Over God, Truth and Power (l) - "The basic cause of all this unreason is a steady loss of faith in God. We tell ourselves that religion and reason are incompatible, but in fact the opposite is the case."
Modern Family
  1. Who Will Win the Battle Over Marriage? (l) - Family values are changing dramatically. Television and other forms of media promote wrong values that undermine marital relationships. Who and what is behind this subtle, seductive battle over marriage, and why?
Modern prophetic fulfillment
  1. Modern Conditions Were Foretold in Scripture Many Centuries Ago (l) - Bible prophecy has foretold a number of circumstances that have been realized or made possible only in modern times.
Modern scholarship
  1. Can You Believe the Bible? (3/2002) (l) - When we objectively examine the evidence for the Bible's accuracy and veracity, the only conclusion we can reach is that the Bible is true.
Modesty
  1. In the News Oct/Dec 2004 (l) - In the news ... October-December 2004
  2. In the News Oct/Dec 2005 (l) - News stories from late summer, 2005.
  3. (l) - The following questions and answers represent issues of interest to young people who want sound biblical advice. Oct/Dec 2005.
  4. What Makes a Woman Beautiful? (l) - Our society is obsessed with being beautiful! But is there more to beauty than what meets the eye?
  5. In the News Apr/Jun 2006 (l) - In the news - April 2006
  6. First Threads: The Origin and Impact of Clothes (l) - Studies show that clothes have an impact on all of us--both guys and girls. Sadly, immodest dress is negatively affecting many in ways they don't realize.
  7. Editorial: Opinion vs. Fact (l) - Some think skimpy, revealing clothing is sexy and fun. Others say such dress is immodest. Is it really just a matter of opinion?
  8. In the News Jul/Sep 2007 (l) - Items in the news. Jul/Sep 2007
  9. "You're Not Wearing That -- !" (l) - The scoop on kids' clothing styles and what parents can and should do.
  10. VCM Letters to the Editor: February 2009 (l) - Letters from readers of VCM. Feb 2009.
  11. What Your Clothes Say About You! (l) - What practical steps can you take to achieve an attractive, modest personal style?
  12. A Modest Example: What Your Clothes Say About You! (l) - What are some practical steps you can take to achieve an attractive but modest personal style?
  13. Modesty (l) - Are you modest in the sight of God and man?
  14. (l) - Does it really make any difference whether we are modest or not? Surprisingly to many, God's Word does give us guidelines on this important subject that work in the 21st century.
  15. What Your Appearance Says About You (l) - Some people don't think clothes matter or that it makes any difference how they wear their hair. The Bible says differently. Read this article to find out how and why.
Modesty and dignity
  1. (l) - Does it really make any difference whether we are modest or not? Surprisingly to many, God's Word does give us guidelines on this important subject that work in the 21st century.
Moldova
  1. Moscow Eyes Moldova Next? (l) - Russia's bullying posture toward Ukraine has been the big news out of Europe so far in 2014.
Molech
  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.
Molech, Carthage
  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.
Molecular machines
  1. Intelligent Design (l) - There may be a sea change happening in the biological sciences. Perhaps many who've held the Darwinian view will examine the evidence and change their opinion. And some may go further--to ponder the possibility that if there is a Creator
Monarch butterfly
  1. Flight of the Monarch (l) - God's design of a delicate butterfly reminds us of the tender love He has for mankind.
Monarchies
  1. Monarchs in the News (l) - A tragedy in Nepal and an election in Bulgaria brought attention to the world's remaining monarchies - and the possible restoration of former monarchies in Europe.
  2. King Hussein's Uncertain Legacy (l) - Power passes to the next generation in a key Middle Eastern Kingdom.
Monarchy
  1. The Uneasy Relationship Between Church and State (l) - The uneasy relationship between church and state dominated the Middle Ages and has continued into modern times.
  2. Biblical Reflections on the Royal Wedding (l) - On April 29, 2 billion people around the globe watched the wedding of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton. Why are so many people fascinated with the British royal family, and what is the biblical significance of this historic event?
Money
  1. In the News Apr/June 2007 (l) - News items, April 2007
  2. Prepare Like Joseph Did (l) - I conclude that the best that you and I can do is to make sure we are discerning and wise in how we handle our money, jobs and lives. Though much is out of our control on a national and global scale, we can control how we handle our own finances.
  3. Making the Most of Your Dough (l) - In light of the current financial crisis that has deeply affected most of the world, it's time to reassess some underlying philosophies about money. Make sure you understand sound financial principles.
  4. Money Management 101 (l) - In a tough economy, managing your personal finances is more important than ever. Here are some tips for saving and spending your hard-earned cash.
  5. The World's Financial Turmoil: What Are the Root Causes? (l) - Nothing has dominated the news over the last few years like the economic crises still battering many nations. What, fundamentally, is the problem? Let's examine some financial basics from a biblical perspective.
  6. Symptoms of America's Cultural Darkness (l) - An incisive article late last year by longtime nationally syndicated American columnist Cal Thomas caught our attention -- titled "Signs of National Decline are Everywhere This Holiday Season" in the Washington Examiner (Dec. 2, 2013) and, at FoxNews.com, "A Prescription for Decline -- Worshipping the False Gods of Prosperity and Money" (Dec. 3).
  7. Lazarus and the Rich Man: Attitudes and Consequences (l) - What is your attitude toward wealth and possessions? Through one of His parables, Jesus Christ showed that our attitudes toward such things can have eternal consequences.
  8. A Buying Self-Test (l) - Before committing to a purchase, give yourself this self-test to determine whether your purchase would be a wise decision.
  9. Money in Marriage (l) - Couples can greatly reduce their conflicts over money by planning when to have children and how to care for them, agreeing how to apportion their resources and learning to work together to attain their financial goals.
  10. The Greatest Inheritance (l) - The Bible describes richness toward God as an inheritance that can be ours. Paul taught the brethren that God wanted to give them "an inheritance among all those who are sanctified" (Acts 20:32).
  11. Seeking God's Blessings (l) - The Scriptures teach us not to set our heart on riches but to help people in genuine need and generously support the work of sharing God's truth with others.
  12. 'Some Things Are Better Than Money' (l) - Some Things Are Better Than Money' An unexpected turn of events can sometimes teach us a valuable lesson.
  13. Greed Is the News of the Day (l) - A warning for American business leaders: Don't give in to the selfish pulls of personal ambition and vanity. Don't look only at the bottom line of profit or stock value as the measure of success.
  14. Money Problems (l) - It's so easy to slide on the slippery slope of borrowing and credit card debt without really realizing it. When we wake up to a debt disaster, what can we do to take control of our finances?
  15. Manage Your Family Finances the Bible Way (l) - Take a look at some of the sound financial principles the Bible offers us.
  16. The Politics of Education -- "It's Not the Money, Stupid!" (l) - "It's the economy, stupid!" was posted in the campaign headquarters of Governor Bill Clinton during his run for the White House in 1992, reminding staff of the primary issue on the minds of the voting public. One of the greatest issues arising out of the present presidential election is the crisis in education. Most proposals include injecting large sums of money into the current educational system. But money alone will not bring the desired results.
Money and children
  1. Five Steps to Teach Your Children Money Management (l) - How well do your children understand and manage money? Do they understand basic concepts such as saving, budgeting, borrowing and debt? Use these helpful tips to teach them!
Money and God
  1. God, Money and You (l) - Does the bible help up see the proper relationship between God and wealth for those who sincerely desire to serve and please Him?
Money and marriage
  1. Finances and Marriage (l) - A study that found that issues over money ranked second to infidelity as a leading cause of divorce.
Money in marriage
  1. In the News Jul/Sep 2005 (l) - In the News - July 2005
Money management
  1. Money & Teens (l) - Here's some advice for making money and putting it to work so you'll be able to meet your long-term goals.
  2. A Buying Self-Test (l) - Before committing to a purchase, give yourself this self-test to determine whether your purchase would be a wise decision.
  3. Introduction: Managing Your Finances (l) - Whether due to the overall state of the economy or their own mistakes with money, many find themselves mired in debt and worried about their financial future. Where can you turn for practical guidelines to manage your money?
  4. Keys to Successful Money Management (l) - When we decide to use our money according to applicable scriptural principles, we soon see the need for planning and review.
  5. Teach Your Children About Finances (l) - "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it." Take this proverb to heart and teach your children the principles of money management.
  6. The Debt Trap: How Do I Get Free? (l) - The steps necessary to free ourselves from debt aren't difficult to understand, but they do take commitment. Once committed to the challenge, you will find the results liberating-and the reward will be one that lasts a lifetime, usually even longer.
Money, saving
  1. Determining Your Net Worth (l) - Here is a list of possible assets and liabilities to help you determine your net worth.
  2. Teach Your Children About Finances (l) - "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it." Take this proverb to heart and teach your children the principles of money management.
  3. The Power of Compounding (l) - Many people don't realize the power of compounding and the effect of time. Preparing for retirement is best done early in life rather than later.
Monogamy
  1. In the News... October 2009 (l) - In the news .. Oct. 2009
Montenegro
  1. World News Review July 1999 (l) - World news - July 1999
Month names
  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?
  2. The Twelve Months - Part Two (l) - Have you ever wondered about the origin of the names and structure of our calendar months?
Mood
  1. How to Beat a Bad Mood (l) - Everyone faces frustrating and irritating situations from time to time. We don't have to pretend they're fun. But we also don't have to -- and shouldn't -- let these things get to us.
Moods
  1. The Mind-Body Connection: Move Yourself to a Better Mood (l) - There are some simple things that can help us get out of bad moods so we may not have to seek professional help.
Moon
  1. Our Amazing Spaceship Earth (l) - Scientists have spent multiple years and billions of dollars searching for life elsewhere in the universe, only to find that earth alone not only teems with life, but seems to be expressly designed for life. An amazing intelligence seems to be behind it all. What is that intelligence telling us?
Moon landing
  1. We Came in Peace For All Mankind (l) - Fifty years ago America landed two men on the moon and returned them safely -- accomplishing a goal set by President John F. Kennedy in 1961. Since then, space has largely been a quiet and peaceful place. Could this change? What is the future of space exploration?
  2. Your Mission... (l) - Jesus' second coming plays a pivotal role in the Bible. It will be a truly giant leap for mankind!
Moon race
  1. Moon Race Redux (l) - Many nations are committing fortunes to reach the moon! You may be surprised to learn which countries are in the race--and even more surprised by what they seek. Scientists are calling it the perfect fuel, saying it will change the world as we know it.
Moqtada al-Sadr
  1. World News Review May 2004 (l) - World News Review. May 2004.
Moral absolutes
  1. "Sometimes You Have to Break the Rules"? (l) - Deep down inside everyone likes to break rules. But is doing so really in our best interest?
Moral bankruptcy
  1. Sounding a Warning (l) - Humanity is heading down its own perilous road toward a far more serious type of bankruptcy.
Moral behavior
  1. The Value of Consequences (l) - To spare their children hurt feelings and disappointment, some parents try to rescue them from bad choices and decisions. While such parents may think they are being kind to their children, such actions often hurt their children by delaying their maturity and understanding of responsibility.
  2. Accepting Personal Responsibility (l) - In terms of Christian morality, what are some of our fundamental responsibilities?
  3. Society's Slide Into Immorality (l) - We are now some 30 years into the sexual revolution that began in the 1960's. What has been the impact on society? What are the implications for the future?
Moral breakdown
  1. How Can You Help Restore the Disappearing Family? (l) - The state of marriage and family in the Western world is breaking down. Some have even concluded that marriage and family are destined to become obsolete. What about your marriage and family -- are they endangered? What practical steps can you take to strengthen them?
Moral children
  1. Bringing Up a Moral Child (l) - Many parents, including single parents, are raising well-adjusted, moral children who successfully enter adulthood. Why are these families successful when so many others are not?
Moral choices
  1. Life's Purpose and the Consequences of Ideas (l) - Nothing has a more direct impact on our moral choices than whether we believe in God. The moral choices we make determine the outcome of our lives and, collectively, of society.
Moral clarity
  1. A 45-Year-Old Dream With Shades of Eternity (l) - like Dr. King, we choose to ring a bell of moral clarity in a world that wants to be left alone to go its own way. We choose to ring a bell of warning to awaken those nations that mistakenly interpret the patient mercy of God for the lack of a sure Judgment Day that is coming upon the nations. We rejoice in ringing a bell of freedom's joy that the very real Kingdom of God under Jesus Christ is coming to this earth.
Moral code
  1. Join the Few, the Called, the Chosen (l) - The great moral code of the universe reveals that God is preparing His team for leadership of the world. Here's how to be part of the team.
Moral compromise
  1. Countering Media Influence (l) - The pressure to conform is relentless. Everything seems to be against those who want to live in obedience to God. How can we resist?
Moral decline
  1. World News and Trends - Jan/Feb 2003 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. January/February 2003.
  2. When Nations Die (l) - Review of: When Nations Die by Jim Nelson Black
  3. More Disasters on the Horizon? (l) - When strong, the United States has been a restraining force against tyranny in the world as we've seen. But, sadly, America's decline, beginning at its moral foundations and ultimately extending to its national power, will open the door to the worst tyranny ever to envelop the world.
  4. 2003: The Storm Clouds Gather (l) - What long-term effects will come from the unsettling events so far in 2003? No human being knows for sure. But we can observe, analyze and learn from the storm clouds gathering on the horizon.
Moral education
  1. Atlanta Educators Guilty of Cheating (l) - In early April 2015 a group of educators in Atlanta, Georgia, were found guilty in one of the largest cheating scandals in U.S. history.
Moral failing
  1. The Grim Dilemma of Government Leadership (l) - The present financial crisis has handed members of the world press a field day. Most current affairs journalists are having a go at both America and Europe"decrying the lack of political leadership. Why are we in this monetary mess, and what does God require of our leaders?
Moral failure
  1. (l) - World news - August 1998
Moral foundation
  1. America's Moral Downturn: What Lies Ahead? (l) - Does morality matter? Wnat are the long-term consequences when a nation's moral foundation crumbles?
Moral guidance
  1. World News and Trends - Mar/Apr 2003 (l) - After the devastating terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, homeland security became a top priority for the United States. Yet, at the same time, it seems to be overlooking the most important aspect of its safety, and the risk is incalculable. What is this crucial component of any people's long-term security?
Moral laws
  1. AIDS: How a Killer Plague Can Be Stopped (l) - The AIDS epidemic is increasing and continues to threaten more millions of lives. Yet, tragically, we ignore the only real solution to this deadly plague.
Moral leadership
  1. Global Political Trends Threaten America's World Leadership (l) - During the past 100 years, the United States has been accorded a singular opportunity to provide leadership in the world at large. Now, American influence is rapidly beginning to wane in the world. Why?
Moral relativism
  1. Absolutely No Absolutes! (l) - Are there absolutely no absolutes, or does our faith in God show us that there absolutely are?
Moral responsibility
  1. Is There "Just Cause" for Nations to Intervene in the Affairs of Other Nations? (l) - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon considers Iran to be as dangerous as Iraq and a "center of world terror." Why should this be so?
Moral restraint
  1. The "Prophecy Factor" (l) - What do you see around you today? How well are the biblical, spiritual, moral and ethical restraints holding up?
Moral standards
  1. Is Everything OK? (l) - Is it true that "anything goes"? Some people believe you can do anything you want in life and it really won't matter. But such shifting values broadcast a dangerous message to teens today. There is cause and effect for every action, and the sooner we realize it, the better off we can be.
  2. Can You Believe the Bible? (5/2002) (l) - Before the new television season started last fall, writers and producers pressured network cenors to again lower standards as to what would be aired over American television.
  3. Choosing Music and Movies (l) - Young people just want to have fun. But how should we decide what kind of music to listen to and which movies to see?
Moral state of the nation
  1. A Crucial Biblical Question for the President (and You) (l) - Given the opportunity, what would you ask your country's leader as he starts a new term in office? How would his answer stack up against the Bible, and does it matter?
Moral values
  1. Is the United States Still a Moral Nation? (l) - The recent election showed that almost half of the U.S. electorate is uncomforta ble with a president who is open about his religious faith and has stated that J esus Christ is the Person he most admires. What about the other half? They may c laim to get their values from the Bible, but do they really?
  2. Is It Anti-American to Criticize the Moral Conduct of the United States? (l) - Is It Anti-American to Criticize the Moral Conduct of the United States? Like our forefathers in ancient Israel, we have an obligation to live up to our heritage and godly calling as a nation.
  3. Creation Or Evolution: Does It Really Matter What You Believe? (l) - Why has evolution become so widely accepted, and why has the Bible come to be viewed with such hostility? What has changed?
  4. Man's Natural Hostility Toward God (l) - God's laws call on us to meet a personally demanding standard that few are willing to consider. Man rejects God principally because God's laws embody a morality that is outwardly focused and shows concern for others rather than oneself.
  5. How Mass Media Sells Sex (l) - The idea of sexual freedom is kept alive and well by what Dr. Meg Meeker considers a major cause of the current epidemic of teen sex -- mass media and the sexually charged world our kids see.
  6. How Can You Counter a Degenerating Culture? (l) - You are probably disturbed by many of the values of the culture around you - and with good reason. How can we counter the degrading influence of much of popular culture?
  7. Individual Rights Vs. Societal Rights (l) - Weighing individual vs. societal rights.
Morality
  1. In the News Jan/Mar 2006 (l) - In the news -- Jan. 2006
  2. A Moral Dilemma? (l) - A radio program portrayed it as one. But in the end...
  3. British Values Under Serious Threat (l) - According to one recent poll, "Nine out of ten people [in the United Kingdom] believe that the social fabric of Britain is under threat because of family breakdown and rising crime" (The Daily Mail). Britain is following the same tragic path as all other Western nations. Basic values and standards are gradually being subverted on many levels. What can be done about it?
  4. Absolute Truth: A Matter of Opinion? (l) - As a college student, I found that my core beliefs were seriously challenged. How would you respond to the question of whether there is absolute truth or not?
  5. The War on Morality (l) - Editorial: The war on morality
  6. Redefining Morality: Why a Torrent of Trouble Threatens to Engulf Us (l) - Today the major English-speaking nations watch as a storm of problems draws ever nearer, a storm created by hostile forces that blurred and weakened their sense of morality. Does the Bible indicate where we will go from here?
  7. Hooking Up and Losing Out (l) - A growing number of American college women are "hooking up" with college men, seeking out sexual encounters with no strings attached. What are they looking for--and what are they getting? They profess a deep spirituality, so why are they rejecting religion?
  8. Compromising With Morality (l) - Even more serious and dangerous than our financial shortcomings is the American attitude of compromise toward sexual morality.
  9. World News & Trends - November/December 2008 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Nov/Dec 2008
  10. Global Political Trends Threaten America's World Leadership (l) - During the past 100 years, the United States has been accorded a singular opportunity to provide leadership in the world at large. Now, American influence is rapidly beginning to wane in the world. Why?
  11. The World Turned Upside Down: The Global Battle Over God, Truth and Power (l) - "The basic cause of all this unreason is a steady loss of faith in God. We tell ourselves that religion and reason are incompatible, but in fact the opposite is the case."
  12. The Grim Dilemma of Government Leadership (l) - The present financial crisis has handed members of the world press a field day. Most current affairs journalists are having a go at both America and Europe"decrying the lack of political leadership. Why are we in this monetary mess, and what does God require of our leaders?
  13. Media's Assault on Traditional Values (l) - Our popular media has been pushing the envelope when it comes to traditional values for quite some time.
  14. Restoring Morality Begins With You (l) - If you think our culture is bad and quickly growing worse, you're correct. So how can -- and should -- you start setting things right?
  15. 72 Hours to Chaos (l) - What do times of disaster teach us about ourselves and society? Is our moral center what it ought to be?
  16. Christians Shifting on Illicit Lifestyles (l) - Western nations have witnessed a pronounced shift to acceptance of same-sex marriage as a legitimate lifestyle. This has been coming for a while. As nations changed their laws to legalize homosexual behavior, what has followed became inevitable.
  17. How to Make the World Great Again (l) - The world was once a paradise. But that paradise was dashed, and humanity has suffered ever since. Thankfully, God has a plan to make the world great again -- and you can have a part!
  18. Man's Natural Hostility Toward God (l) - God's laws call on us to meet a personally demanding standard that few are willing to consider. Man rejects God principally because God's laws embody a morality that is outwardly focused and shows concern for others rather than oneself.
  19. America's Culture War: Threat to Homeland Security? (l) - While the war on terror continues worldwide, another war -- one of colliding cultures -- heats up in the courts of America. Where will this lead the country? Is this war a greater threat than terrorists?
  20. Moral Leadership: Does It Really Matter? (l) - America has been led into an acceleration of its moral decline.
  21. Partitioning Morality (l) - "Does having an extramarital affair mean that a government official is unfit to hold office?" This and related questions have been the focus of the U.S. news media throughout the summer of 2001. Is the subject newsworthy, or is it just gossip? The debate swirling around the subject illustrates a growing phenomenon - partitioning morality. What does it portend for the future?
  22. United States Morality - What Lies Ahead? (l) - Does morality matter? What are the long-term consequences to a people and a nation when its moral foundation crumbles?
  23. Wanted: Morality (l) - Parents must come to grip with the fact that they have a serious responsibility -- a responsibility that too many are leaving unfulfilled.
  24. (l) - Significant Developments on the World Scene
  25. America's Moral Downturn: What Lies Ahead? (l) - Does morality matter? Wnat are the long-term consequences when a nation's moral foundation crumbles?
  26. Wanted - Parents Who Show Their Children How to Live (l) - This generation has mortgaged the morality of the next, and struggles for a way to comfort itself.
  27. Dancing With Indecency (l) - Are you aware of the latest dance craze? Freak dancing is sweeping the western world, thanks to the promotion MTV has given it over the past several years. Kids and school administrators clash over whether it's acceptable. Parents seem uncertain how to deal with the situation.
  28. A God Concerned With Man's Heart (l) - Thoughout the Bible we see that God has always been concerned with human motivations.
Morality and Darwinism
  1. How Darwin's Theory Changed the World (l) - A great deal of attention has been given to how Darwin's theory of evolution contradicts the biblical account of creation. But little attention has been paid to how his theory changed the world's thinking in dangerous ways.
  2. Creation or Evolution: Did God Create Man? (l) - A series on creation and evolution. Did God form the heavens and earth, or is the world and everything in itthe result of mindless, random evolutionary forces?
Morality and immigration
  1. A Christian Perspective on Immigrants (l) - Christians must recognize that we ourselves are strangers amid Western culture and all human society -- being citizens of a kingdom yet to come.
Morality in government
  1. Morality in Government: A Worldwide Crisis (l) - What's at the heart and core of governmental problems? More important, what can we do about them?
Morality, crumbling
  1. How Can You Counter a Degenerating Culture? (l) - You are probably disturbed by many of the values of the culture around you - and with good reason. How can we counter the degrading influence of much of popular culture?
Morality, legislating
  1. Governments Legislating Morality (l) - Does the freedom of Western democracy license people to choose their own morality? Or can government legislate it? Actually, neither is true!
Morality, standards of
  1. God's Color Guard (l) - Being a member of the color guard,bearing the standard for a group,is a position of honor,courage and responsibility.You are called to help bear a standard.
Morals
  1. Choosing to Cheat (l) - Everyone seems to be doing it, so it's not really a problem to cheat in school, is it?
Mordecai
  1. Profiles of Faith - Esther: A Queen Offers Her Life For Her People (l) - Like faithful, Mordecai and Esther, we should have godly, loving faith built on a loving, trusting relationship with God.
Moriah
  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!
Morning after pill
  1. A Gift and a Curse (l) - What does it say about a society when, on the grounds of protecting citizens' health, a city bans the sale of large sweetened drinks, but it allows, and even pays for, abortion-inducing drugs for its schoolchildren?
Morning star
  1. Wise Men Still Seek His Star (l) - Wise men did the smartest thing of all. They remained open to God's lead. They made sure they were available to follow the sign when it did come, and they were willing to go wherever it led them.
Morsi, Mohamed
  1. Winter Advisory: The Arab Spring That Wasn't (l) - Despite rosy forecasts of an "Arab Spring," a cold Islamist winter grips the Middle East, as developments in Egypt make clear. What does this mean for the future of this critical region?
Mortality
  1. Life Is Too Short! (l) - Untimely deaths of family and friends brought home the truth that time is far too precious to waste.
  2. If a Man Die, Will He Live Again? (l) - The ancient words of Job reflect an age-old question: What happens to us when we die? Is death the end for us? Is there any hope for us beyond the grave? The Bible gives the clear - and to many surprising - answers.
  3. A Knock at the Door (l) - Coming to grips with the reality of death is a staggering part of life. Some do it better than others; some don't do well at all; and some keep running from the thought until they die.
Mortgage crisis
  1. The Meaning of the Mortgage Meltdown (l) - Some of the toxic financial "instruments" are hopelessly complex. But the basis of the financial crisis is terribly simple: greed.
Mortgages
  1. Mortgage Bubble About to Burst? (l) - Millions of Americans are heavily burdened with first and, in many cases, second mortgages. People reached for "the American dream" of owning their home -- but often a home somewhat beyond the reach of their incomes. Additionally, they pulled needed cash out of home equity through refinancing. Who controls these loans? What do creditors receive in return for their money? Are we about to experience a financial restructuring on a world scale with shocking consequences for the United States?
Moses
  1. Moses and Passover Reflections (l) - What incidents in the life of Moses have relevant lessons for us today?
  2. The Acts of Moses, Elijah and the Two Witnesses (l) - Your Bible reveals there will be two witnesses in the end time who will turn the world upside down, testifying for Christ against sin and sinners. Some of the miracles they will perform will parallel those of Moses and Elijah. There's an enlightening lesson in these similarities.
  3. The Meek (l) - A word we know, but may find difficulty defining: "meek"
  4. Miriam: a Lifetime of Faith (l) - Miriam was a prophetess of God, but she too had lessons to learn.
  5. Moses' Journey Out of Egypt (l) - Moses was called out of Egypt both physically and spiritually. His experience, though unique in many ways, is not altogether different from ours. Just as he learned to trust God during his lifetime, so should we. Moses is more like us than many think.
  6. Moses: Leader of a Nation (l) - With a humble attitude, Moses was able to be a true servant of his people.
Moses Code
  1. The Moses Code: New Truth or Recycled Deception? (l) - The new book and DVD The Moses Code promises the power to transform the world through a secret method supposedly revealed to Moses. But what's the story behind this secret?
Moses' law
  1. What About Divorce? (l) - The prophet Malachi prophesied against modern societies that would exist shortly before the return of Jesus Christ. Speaking through him, God expressed his view of the modern miscarriage of marriage.
Mosques
  1. Islamic Culture in Europe: Main Street or Side Street? (l) - Controversies over minarets and burkas highlight larger questions about the clash of cultures and whether Europe's religious heritage should be defended.
Most famous
  1. A Walk In the Snow: Character Counts In a Nation's Leaders (l) - One man's walk in the snow on behalf of his nation.
Moth, peppered
  1. Myths of Evolution - Part 2 (l) - Some may be shocked to find that long-heralded "proofs" of evolution are anything but. Here we examine four widely used examples to learn what the evidence really shows.
Mother
  1. Proverbs: A Woman's Wisdom (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
Mother and child
  1. Who Started It? (l) - Who started Yuletide worship of Sun, mother and child?
Mother church
  1. Young and Tender Things (l) - Do adults have a responsibility to guard the minds of the young?
Mother in law
  1. How to Make Peace With Your Mother-in-Law (l) - Your mother-in-law may mean well, but sometimes it is difficult to get past what feels like an invasion into your marriage. So what can you do?
  2. VCM Letters to the Editor: January 2011 (l) - Letters from readers of VCM - January 2011.
Mother love
  1. God's Great Love for Us (l) - Watching a new mother interact with her newborn is a poignant reminder of God's promises and love for His children.
Mother of harlots
  1. A False Religious System (l) - Symbolically, God calls this harlot city--with her intimate but corrupt entanglements in international affairs--Babylon the Great. Her cultural and religious roots go back to ancient Babylon.
Mother Teresa
  1. A Network of Love (l) - God designed us with the need to form relationships with others. Through this network of companionship, we learn the importance of giving and receiving love.
  2. Courage Under Fire (l) - Do you do what is right and good even if it is difficult? Many today are more interested in personal happiness than personal goodness. Is it possible to have both?
Mother, church as a
  1. God's Church Is Like a Loving Mother (l) - By this all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for on another.
Motherhood
  1. Mother to Grandmother (l) - During our lifetime, we have many opportunities to experience wondrous events, such as the birth of children and grandchildren. The love we feel for them seems at times to be overwhelming. Is this what God experiences when a new child is added to His spiritual Family?
Motherhood and career
  1. Careers and Motherhood: Maximizing Your Options (l) - Choices made earlier in life have a significant impact on the opportunities that will come later. Here is one couple's story and advice.
Mothers
  1. The Politics of Education -- "It's Not the Money, Stupid!" (l) - "It's the economy, stupid!" was posted in the campaign headquarters of Governor Bill Clinton during his run for the White House in 1992, reminding staff of the primary issue on the minds of the voting public. One of the greatest issues arising out of the present presidential election is the crisis in education. Most proposals include injecting large sums of money into the current educational system. But money alone will not bring the desired results.
Motivation
  1. Proverbs: Hunger Satisfied (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
Motivation for prayer
  1. How Can I Find It Easier to Pray? (l) - Do you have difficulty finding motivation to pray? Do you find it hard to communicate with God? Consider this simple solution to enriching your prayer life!
Motivation of others
  1. Ten Things You Can Say to Make Someone's Day (l) - By offering some words of encouragement, we can help others face their present and future with courage!
Motives
  1. Proverbs: God Weighs Motives (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  2. 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?
Mount Ararat
  1. Has Noah's Ark Been Found Buried Under Ice on Mt. Ararat? (l) - A team of Chinese explorers from Hong Kong–based Noah's Ark Ministries International (NAMI) along with Turkish climbers and authorities announced the discovery of what they believe are large sections of Noah's ark found above the 13,000-foot level on Mt. Ararat.
Mount Ebal
  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.
Mount everest
  1. One Foot at a Time (l) - Tom Whittaker's example of climbing Everest with one foot.
Mount Rushmore
  1. How Can You Transform Your Life? (l) - The Bible talks about conversion, but what does it mean? Do you really know? It's crucial that you accurately understand what the Bible teaches!
  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.
Mourn and sigh
  1. Couldn't Get It Out of My Head (l) - Ezekiel 9:4 speaks of God separating to Himself a people "who sigh and cry over all the abominations that are done within it." Christ picks up this thought during His earthly ministry when He comments in Matthew 5:4, "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted."
Mourning
  1. Blessed Are Those Who Mourn (l) - "I walked a mile with Pleasure, she chatted all the way; but left me none the wiser, for all she had to say. I walked a mile with Sorrow and ne'er a word said she; but, oh, the things I learned from her when Sorrow walked with me!" -- Robert Browning Hamilton
  2. Hope of the Resurrection - Part One (l) - If a man dies, shall he live again? If loved ones die, will you see them again?
  3. How to Feel Sad (l) - I woke up this morning feeling sad. In fact, I've been feeling sad for some time. Not so much personally sad, but sad for my country, America, which I love. Based on the cultural implications, the 2012 presidential campaign and election didn't help.
  4. Steps in Dealing With Grief (l) - Steps in dealing with grief.
Movie rating
  1. How to Choose a Good Movie (l) - Almost everyone enjoys seeing a movie on occasion. But how does it affect you? More importantly, how do you decide which ones to see?
Movie ratings
  1. In the News Jul/Sep 2005 (l) - In the News - July 2005
Movie selection
  1. How Movies Move Us (l) - Almost everyone enjoys seeing a movie on occasion. But how does it affect you? More importantly, how do you decide which ones to see?
Movie standards
  1. Choosing Music and Movies (l) - Young people just want to have fun. But how should we decide what kind of music to listen to and which movies to see?
Movies
  1. To See or Not to See: That New Horror Film (l) - Have you ever found yourself hanging out with friends who wanted to see a horror film? How can you decide what to do?
  2. How to Choose a Good Movie (l) - Almost everyone enjoys seeing a movie on occasion. But how does it affect you? More importantly, how do you decide which ones to see?
  3. The Da Vinci Code, Christianity and the Bible (l) - The Da Vinci Code has sold more than 40 million copies and has been made into a major movie. But how much of the story is fact and how much is fabrication? And how important is it for you to know?
  4. Teaching Values to Your Child: How to Make Wise Media Choices (l) - It's no secret that much of the media our children are exposed to promotes values contrary to Christian values. How can we teach them how to decide what music to listen to and which movies to see?
  5. Accepting the Unacceptable (l) - What we see and hear can change who we are.
  6. Choosing Movies and Music: What's Going Into Your Mind? (l) - Young people just want to have fun. But how should one decide what kind of music to listen to and which movies and television shows to watch?
Movies about the Bible
  1. A Thousand Words Are Worth a Picture (l) - Religious movies have entertained millions over the years. But in the end, are they of value? Is the Book better than the movie?
Movies and military
  1. World News and Trends - Jul/Aug 2005 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. July 2005
Movies, influence of
  1. To See or Not to See: That New Horror Film (l) - Have you ever found yourself hanging out with friends who wanted to see a horror film? How can you decide what to do?
  2. Resistance Is Not Futile! (l) - When media producers' worldviews don't include God and His standards of behavior, what kind of influence do you think their movies will have?
  3. "Why Do People Hate Us So Much?" (l) - There is much hatred and resentment directed toward the United States throughout the world, not just in the Middle East. One scripture helps us to understand why the problem has worsened in recent decades: "Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people"
  4. Mass Culture's Horrendous Consequences (l) - The 21st century sees the entertainment-centered culture of the Western world spread around the globe through movies, television, music and the Internet. Rather than genuinely "entertaining" in a wholesome sense, the effect appears to encourage self-indulgence of the crudest and rawest elements of human nature.
  5. Michael Medved on Media and the Family (l) - An interview with Michael Medved.
  6. Choosing Movies and Music: What's Going Into Your Mind? (l) - Young people just want to have fun. But how should one decide what kind of music to listen to and which movies and television shows to watch?
  7. How Mass Media Sells Sex (l) - The idea of sexual freedom is kept alive and well by what Dr. Meg Meeker considers a major cause of the current epidemic of teen sex -- mass media and the sexually charged world our kids see.
  8. Hollywood and History (l) - The movie industry may not always accurately represent history, but it has played a role in shaping it.
  9. The Battle for Your Mind (3/97) (l) - Why do you think the way you do? Are the choices you make truly your own, or do influences beyond your control unduly sway your opinions?
Moving
  1. A Moving Experience (l) - How can we minimize the stress and maximize our friendships when we move?
Mozhaysk
  1. Seeing It With Your Own Eyes (l) - God speed the day when He says to all the bones, "Live!"
Mr. Europe
  1. Q: When Is a Constitution Not a Constitution? A: When It' a "Treaty." (l) - After the EU constitution had been rejected by voters in France and the Netherlands, EU leaders simply changed a few details and relabeled it a "treaty" so it could bypass European voters.
MRSA
  1. World News and Trends - July/August 2007 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Jul/Aug 2007
Mubarak, Hosni
  1. Egypt's Coming Transition (l) - Egypt's president recently turned 78 years old and a change of leadership is the subject of speculation. What does the future hold for this large Arab nation?
  2. Intifada of the Crossings (l) - Tiny, but forever pivotal to world politics, Israel is struggling with a new intifada, a concerted attack on all the Gaza crossings and one in particular the crossing at Rafah. The strategic importance of "crossings" is identified in Bible prophecy, only by another name.
  3. Egypt's Revolution: Will It Unsettle the Middle East? (l) - What's behind the revolutionary fever sweeping the Arab world? It's already having a major impact in the region and may spawn key changes needed to fulfill end-time events.
  4. Egypt in History and Prophecy (l) - Egypt has recently been rocked by turmoil and unrest, with longtime ruler Hosni Mubarak forced from office. Could this be the beginning of a trend foretold in Bible prophecy? What else does Scripture reveal about Egypt in history and prophecy?
Mugabe
  1. Pray for the Peace of Zimbabwe (l) - In Zimbabwe, a once rich and prosperous southern African country, an entire nation is being devoured by its own government.
Muhammad
  1. 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?
  2. 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?
  3. The Coming of Islam (l) - The descendants of Ishmael lived in relative obscurity throughout ancient history. This was to change dramatically with the prophet Muhammad and the religion he founded, Islam.
Multiculturalism
  1. Appeasement's Role in the Terror War (l) - Following the July 7 terror bombings in London, many evoked memories of the blitz in World War II. Regrettably, that's not the only analogy with the Second World War that is appropriate.
  2. Appeasement in the Face of Danger: Deadly Parallels (l) - Following the July 7 terror bombings in London, many evoked memories of the blitz in World War II. Regrettably, that's not the only analogy with the Second World War that is appropriate.
  3. Jamestown's Significance for Americans 400 Years On (l) - Four centuries ago the first English settlers arrived in Virginia, establishing a colony that laid a foundation for the future United States of America. What are the lessons of Jamestown 400 years later?
  4. Multiculturalism Under Attack (l) - A recent controversial speech by British Prime Minister David Cameron follows similar speeches from other Western leaders calling for a rethink on the concept of multiculturalism.
  5. Politics Not as Usual! (l) - California and Switzerland may not have much in common. But in October, both had significant elections. A noteworthy contributing factor was the issue of immigration.
  6. When the Angel Leaves the Storm (l) - In his inauguration, George W. Bush,referrred to an observation by a founding father that an angel was directing the storm surrounding the United States. Today the storm is here, but is the angel?
Multilingual
  1. Politics Not as Usual! (l) - California and Switzerland may not have much in common. But in October, both had significant elections. A noteworthy contributing factor was the issue of immigration.
  2. When the Angel Leaves the Storm (l) - In his inauguration, George W. Bush,referrred to an observation by a founding father that an angel was directing the storm surrounding the United States. Today the storm is here, but is the angel?
Multitasking
  1. Information Inundation (l) - Information overload is a common problem for young people today. But it's not due to schoolwork. Rather, it has everything to do with life outside the classroom.
Multiverse
  1. Surprising Discoveries About Our Universe's Origins (l) - Modern science has discovered that the universe had a beginning, is expanding and is fine-tuned by natural laws allowing us to exist. But the Bible revealed this long before!
Mumbai
  1. Mumbai Terror Attacks Highlight Global Nature of Threat From Radical Islam (l) - Political correctness is still making it difficult for people in the West to understand fully the seriousness of the threat from radical Islam.
Murder
  1. World News Review March/April 2008 (l) - World news review. Feb. 2008
  2. Man is a Wolf to Man (l) - Homo homini Iupus--Latin proverb. We see the truth of this proverb in history. But will it always be so?
  3. The Sixth Commandment: Life Is a Precious Gift (l) - What makes human life precious? Consider it from God's point of view. He made us in His own image for the purpose of creating us in His own character.
  4. What's So Bad About Sin? (l) - Crime and "murder mysteries" may seem harmless on TV or in movies or books that are easily forgotten. It's different when it happens in real life - illustrating how painful and horrible sin really is. What's at the heart of the problem?
Murder capital
  1. Couldn't Get It Out of My Head (l) - Ezekiel 9:4 speaks of God separating to Himself a people "who sigh and cry over all the abominations that are done within it." Christ picks up this thought during His earthly ministry when He comments in Matthew 5:4, "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted."
Murder of women
  1. Current Events & Trends January/February 2019 (l) - An overview of events and conditions around the world featured in the January/February 2019 issue of Beyond Today.
Murder, mass
  1. 'I Hope We've Learned Our Lesson ...' (l) - "One day we were neighbors, and the next day the massacre began." That's how the survivor of a tribal massacre described the shocking turn of events that led to the murder of 18 of her family members. Her tragic story cuts to the heart of humanity's inability to find lasting peace
Murders, child
  1. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - Sep/Oct 1997 (l) - A brief synopsis for world events. September/October 1997.
Murky history
  1. 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.
Murphy's law
  1. Just For Youth: How to Make Murphy's Law Work for You (l) - Does Murphy's law effect us in everyday life?
Muscle memory
  1. Flexing the Muscle Memory (l) - As you get exhausted, it is your training that kicks in and keeps you going even if your mind is not there. Spiritual muscle development that can pull us through the tough times is examining and internalizing the very real and ever-present promises of God.
Mushrooms
  1. In the News Apr/June 2007 (l) - News items, April 2007
Musial, Stan
  1. The Story of Stan Musial (l) - In a time when many sports "heroes" exhibit less than heroic character, here's one sports legend who set a high standard.
Music
  1. Today's Music: What's the Message to Our Kids? (l) - Parents who care about their children will screen their media diet and will teach their children by word and example a much healthier way to think and live.
  2. Do Lyrics Matter? (l) - What goes into your head can affect your thoughts and actions.
  3. There's Music in the Bible (l) - Surprising to some, Scripture includes many references to singing and musical instruments being played in worshipping God and in everyday life.
  4. It's Only... It's Just... (l) - They are used again and again in our own lives. Our children especially use them, and we only hurt ourselves when we allow them to control us. What are they?
  5. God, Music, and You (l) - Wherever we go and whatever we do, it seems we are always surrounded by music. Is our choice of music important?
  6. God, Music & You (l) - What if God went through your music player or cell phone? What would He find? Would He be pleased with the songs and content you downloaded? Would He be disappointed with your choices? Or would it be a mixture of both?
  7. Choosing Movies and Music: What's Going Into Your Mind? (l) - Young people just want to have fun. But how should one decide what kind of music to listen to and which movies and television shows to watch?
Music and the brain
  1. Your Brain On Music (l) - Recent research has located the section of the brain that seems to foster holding on to a musical tune.
Music copyrights
  1. What's Legal & Christian in Sharing Music? (l) - The issue is that songs are the property of the artists who wrote and/or performed them.
Music education
  1. Playing Instrument When Young Provides Benefits Later (l) - Could those youthful music lessons still be paying off when you get older?
Music in the Bible
  1. There's Music in the Bible (l) - Surprising to some, Scripture includes many references to singing and musical instruments being played in worshipping God and in everyday life.
Music lyrics
  1. Do Lyrics Matter? (l) - What goes into your head can affect your thoughts and actions.
Music piracy
  1. In the News Oct/Dec 2004 (l) - In the news ... October-December 2004
Music sharing
  1. What's Legal & Christian in Sharing Music? (l) - The issue is that songs are the property of the artists who wrote and/or performed them.
Music standards
  1. Choosing Music and Movies (l) - Young people just want to have fun. But how should we decide what kind of music to listen to and which movies to see?
Music, influence of
  1. Today's Music: What's the Message to Our Kids? (l) - Parents who care about their children will screen their media diet and will teach their children by word and example a much healthier way to think and live.
  2. Plugged In--Tuned Out? (l) - There is no doubt that music is a powerful and enjoyable medium, but is it always beneficial for us? That depends.
  3. The Rise of the Goths and the Emos (l) - The 1979 "Bela Lugosi's Dead" was inspiration for the budding gothic subculture.
  4. Your Brain On Music (l) - Recent research has located the section of the brain that seems to foster holding on to a musical tune.
  5. The Battle for Your Mind (3/97) (l) - Why do you think the way you do? Are the choices you make truly your own, or do influences beyond your control unduly sway your opinions?
  6. Choosing Movies and Music: What's Going Into Your Mind? (l) - Young people just want to have fun. But how should one decide what kind of music to listen to and which movies and television shows to watch?
Muslim Brotherhood
  1. Egypt's Coming Transition (l) - Egypt's president recently turned 78 years old and a change of leadership is the subject of speculation. What does the future hold for this large Arab nation?
  2. World News Review February 2008 (l) - World News review. Feb. 2008
  3. Intifada of the Crossings (l) - Tiny, but forever pivotal to world politics, Israel is struggling with a new intifada, a concerted attack on all the Gaza crossings and one in particular the crossing at Rafah. The strategic importance of "crossings" is identified in Bible prophecy, only by another name.
  4. Egypt's Revolution: Will It Unsettle the Middle East? (l) - What's behind the revolutionary fever sweeping the Arab world? It's already having a major impact in the region and may spawn key changes needed to fulfill end-time events.
  5. The Middle East: What Now? (l) - The Middle East's long era of strongmen may be reaching its end. If so, what will replace it?
  6. The Arab uprising and Iran's hostility toward Israel (l) - In the wake of the uprisings in a number of Arab countries, the former head of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service (MI6), Sir Richard Dearlove, revealed some hard truths to an audience in Chatham House in London.
  7. The Downside of the Arab Spring (l) - The Arab Spring brought the prospects for democratic development, but also the very real risks of Islamic ascension, political and economic chaos, humanitarian disaster and the persecution of Christians.
  8. Israel's Encirclement Crisis Continues (l) - End-time prophecy focuses primarily on two regions of the globe -- Europe and the Middle East. European leaders are certainly dogged by many knotty difficulties at present, but the Middle East has been beset by one major crisis after another recently -- some occurring simultaneously.
  9. Will America Cease to Lead the World? (l) - From the time of its founding, this unique nation sought to base its future success on the efforts of free individuals, not on class distinctions and hereditary status. America became undisputed world leader because it was set apart not only by the Declaration of Independence, but by its destiny set forth in the Bible. Why, then, is America gradually forfeiting world leadership?
  10. A Closer Look at the Muslim Brotherhood (l) - It's important to pay attention to the organization that has made the most significant gains through the Arab uprisings -- al-Ikhwan al-Muslimun, the Muslim Brotherhood, the godfather of all Islamic supremacist groups. With representative political parties and social organizations throughout Muslim nations, and numerous outreach arms in Western countries, it is perceived by many in the West as a moderate, peaceable association.
  11. Israel: A Nation in Constant Peril (l) - Hostility against the Jewish state, encircled by antagonistic countries, threatens to get completely out of control. How will Jerusalem cope with these anti-Semitic outbursts? What does the Bible reveal about this vulnerable nation's destiny?
  12. 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.
  13. Puzzling U.S. Support for Islamists Over Moderates (l) - It should be pointed out that there are truly moderate Muslims and non-Muslims scattered throughout the Middle East who desire Western freedoms. They are in the minority, however -- just over 20 percent, estimates Andrew McCarthy in his new book Spring Fever: The Illusion of Islamic Democracy (2013, p. 55). But they are not the ones receiving Western support -- even in places where they have higher numbers.
  14. Will the World See a New Caliphate? (l) - What can we expect will happen as Islamists take charge in the nations of the Arab uprisings? Turkey and other experiments in Muslim democracy give us some precedent. And on the horizon, the Islamist dream looms -- a restored empire of Islam. What does this mean for the future of the Middle East and the world?
Muslim Europe
  1. European Demographics and Bible Prophecy (l) - The demographic situation in Europe - particularly Western Europe - should cause us to consider how close we could be to the fulfillment of key end-time prophecies.
Muslim extremism
  1. Survey Shows Sobering Muslim Attitudes (l) - Out of a world population of about 7 billion, approximately one in four to five people -- 1.5 to 1.6 billion -- is Muslim (though some place the number of Muslims as high as 2 billion).
Muslim extremists
  1. Five Years After 9/11 (l) - Five years have now elapsed since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks stunned the entire world. So far no similar terrorist attacks have occurred in the United States, and only a few have impacted the rest of the Western world. Could there be more than meets the eye as to why?
Muslim in congress
  1. Make Up Your Mind, America! (l) - Is America a diverse culture of numerous religions that all worship the same God? Is it a secular or a Christian nation? Keith Ellison ignited an explosion of controversy by choosing the Koran as the book to hold during his ceremonial swearing in to the 110th U.S. Congress. There is an underlying issue involved that you will not read of in the mainstream media: America doesn't know its identity!
Muslim mercenaries
  1. Muslim Extremists Stirring up Syria (l) - Associated Press journalist Paul Schemm gives a personal account of facing mercenary Muslim extremists: "The bearded gunmen who surrounded the car full of foreign journalists in a northern Syrian village were clearly not Syrians.
Muslim opinions
  1. Survey Shows Sobering Muslim Attitudes (l) - Out of a world population of about 7 billion, approximately one in four to five people -- 1.5 to 1.6 billion -- is Muslim (though some place the number of Muslims as high as 2 billion).
Muslim population
  1. The New Population Bomb and Prophecy (l) - One problem with the current population explosion is not so much how many people there will be in the future, but where this increase will be located.
Muslim terrorism
  1. 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?
Muslims
  1. Political Correctness Hides the Truth (l) - Our relations with the rest of the world will only be helped if we clean up our nation and become a godlier people. "... if you diligently obey the voice of the LORD your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the LORD your God will set you high above all nations of the earth" (Deuteronomy 28:1).
  2. Prophecy Being Fulfilled? (l) - Recent events have shown the world dividing into three competing systems, all vying for dominance in a rapidly changing world. Does Bible prophecy indicate which will survive?
  3. Seeing the World Scene Realistically (l) - The historic continuum and religious war between militant Islam and secularism.
  4. Behind the Headlines ... America vs. Iraq or America vs. the World? (l) - One year after Sept. 11, in the debate on terrorism, America is often seen as the villain, no longer as the victim. Why do so many people around the world hate America?
  5. Islamic Extremists Attack the West in Many Countries (l) - "Wars and rumors of wars" (Matthew 24:6) were prophesied by Jesus Christ to be a major area of concern at the time of "the end of the age" (verse 3). Interestingly, false religion was prophesied to precede these conflicts: "For many will come in My name, saying, 'I am the Christ,' and will deceive many" (verse 5).
  6. World News and Trends - Jul/Aug 2003 (l) - With so much happening so quickly in today's world, how can you keep up? The Good News staff reviews dozens of news sources every day to bring you what's truly important.
Muslims and Israel
  1. Why Is Israel the Focus of Muslim Hostility? (l) - At the heart of the ongoing conflict in the Middle East is ongoing hatred among Muslim nations toward Israel and the Jewish people. What are the underlying causes?
Muslims in Europe
  1. On the European Union Menu: Turkey (l) - Though many in Europe oppose Muslim Turkey's admission to the European Union, the EU has agreed to begin official negotiations. Where will this lead? What does Bible prophecy reveal?
Muslims in France
  1. French Riots Highlight Growing Clash of Civilizations (l) - For three weeks, young Muslims across France rioted every night, burning cars and destroying property. What's behind the riots and where are they leading?
Mustard gas
  1. A Soldier on the Western Front (l) - To many today, World War I seems like long-forgotten ancient history. But what was it like for those caught up in the maelstrom of death and destruction in "the war to end all wars"? And will war ever truly end?
Mustard seed
  1. Lessons from the Parables (l) - Jesus Christ's parable of a tiny seed yields big lessons and can have a huge impact on your life!
Mutation and natural selection
  1. 10 Questions to Ask About Evolution,Part 3 (l) - Can science prove the spiritual realm does not exist? Can it prove that Darwinian evolution has occurred? Can evolution discover a purpose for your life? What does God have to say?
Mutations
  1. God, Science and the Bible (7/05) (l) - News from the world of science about God and the Bible.
  2. Evolution (l) - Charles Darwin admitted that the available fossil evidence didn't support his theory of "survival of the fittest," better known as evolution. But he expected that plenty of evidence would be found in the coming years. Now, more than a century and a half later, the evidence still fails to support his theory -- showing people accept Darwinian evolution more as an article of faith rather than of fact.
Mutations and evolution
  1. Blood Clotting: A Biological Miracle (l) - The only way this intricate system works is when many complicated chemical substances interact.
  2. Scientists, Creation and Evolution (l) - No one should assume that scientists uniformly agree that there is no God and that the world around us is the product of a mindless evolutionary process. Consider what some scientists have to say about creation and evolution.
Mutiny
  1. Living God's Way Works (l) - A mutiny in the South Seas brought nothing but woe, until a sailor stumbled across an old book.
My peace
  1. Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled (l) - When the storms and problems of life seem overwhelming, where can we turn for hope and encouragement?
Mycenaean Greece
  1. Who were the Milesians? (l) - Note that the Scythians from Spain were known as Milesians--a name replete throughout the Irish annals.
Myers-Briggs test
  1. Questions and Answers - Apr/Jun 2003 (l) - Questions and answers on issues of interest to young people who want sound biblical advice.
Myspace
  1. Facebook and MySpace (l) - A Young Christian's Guide to Using Social Network Sites.
Mysteries
  1. Seven Truths From Jesus Christ About the Real Secret: The Kingdom of God (l) - Jesus called descriptions of the way to enter the Kingdom of God and its principles "mysteries" - secrets or hidden truths most people don't understand.
Mystery of the trinity
  1. Introduction - Is God a Trinity? (l) - Even though it's one of mainstream Christianity's most widely accepted and revered doctrines, theologians admit that the Trinity is largely incomprehensible.
Mystery religion
  1. Who Started It? (l) - Who started Yuletide worship of Sun, mother and child?
Mythology and resurrection
  1. The Resurrection Connection (l) - How did worship of an ancient god and goddess come to be associated with the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ? Although the details are lost in time, a closer look at the ancient mythology surrounding their worship will help us understand how pagan practices have survived in popular Easter customs.
Myths
  1. What's the Rest of the Story about Easter? (l) - As we have seen, Easter and its customs did not come from the Bible, but from pagan fertility rites. It is a curious mixture of ancient mythological practices and arbitrary dating that obscures and discredits the proof of Jesus Christ's Messiahship and resurrection.
Mzungu
  1. Like Little Children (l) - Becoming like little children is something that seems easy at first glance, but what does it really mean?


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