"P" - Subject Index

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Pacific
  1. The "Ring of Fire" and the end of the age (l) - No one knows the precise date of the end of the age, but Jesus Christ said there would be general indicators.
Pacific Islands
  1. World News and Trends - Mar/Apr 2005 (l) - An Overview of Conditions Around the World; Mar/Apr 2005
Pacifism
  1. Know Jesus, Know Peace (l) - In a world at war, people are divided about what it takes to ultimately bring peace to the planet. Many feel it will never happen. But it will. Here's how.
Pacifism, self-hatred
  1. What Will It Mean for the West if Radical Islam Triumphs? (l) - Defeat in Afghanistan and Iraq may not worry the average American or European, but could defeat there also mean defeat at home? Could the seemingly inexorable advance of radical Islam in the Middle East be replicated in the West?
Pagan celebrations
  1. Fertility Symbols: Beneath the Dignity of God (l) - Because the ability to reproduce is critical for food and preservation of life, mankind has long been intrigued by fertility. Have you ever wondered why eggs and rabbits - the popular hallmarks of Easter - were selected as symbols of fertility?
Pagan customs
  1. Is Halloween Harmless? (l) - Every year at Halloween, well-meaning parents dress their children in grotesque and ghoulish costumes. Is Halloween really harmless? Who and what's behind this bizarre holiday?
  2. Can Halloween Be Christianized? (l) - Finding the shadows of the evil customs of Halloween abhorant, many Christians have sought to sanitize the holiday by integrating religious symbols with which they are more familiar and comfortable.
Pagan holidays
  1. Valentine's Day: What's Wrong With Showing Love? (l) - Valentine's Day has long been hugely popular as a romantic tradition despite its ancient and unseemly origins. So what's wrong with celebrating this holiday?
  2. Valentine's Day: Are All Holidays the Same? (l) - What do its pagan origins imply about Valentine's Day and other popular holidays?
Pagan myths
  1. What Easter Doesn't Tell You (l) - Could it be that Easter traditions leave something missing in the story of Jesus Christ?
Pagan religion
  1. Does Christmas Really Honor Christ? (l) - If you really loved someone, would you celebrate the person with reminders of a past rival for your affection? Are many Christians guilty of dishonoring Jesus in this way?
  2. Does It Matter to God? (l) - We can take great comfort in the meaning of God's days of worship, since they represent the magnificent plan of God, who will give every human an opportunity to understand and accept His way of life either now or, for the majority of human beings, in an age yet to come.
Pagan resurreections
  1. Christians Who Don't Celebrate Easter: What Do They Know? (l) - Easter is the most important holiday for hundreds of millions of believers around the world. Yet thousands of Christians don't observe it. Do they know something that others don't?
Pagan rituals
  1. 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.
Pagan traditions
  1. How Were Original Biblical Practices Replaced in Christianity? (l) - Biblically ordained festivals were either demoted in importance or dropped altogether. Nonbiblical traditions, such as the association of Christ's resurrection with a Sunday morning sunrise service, gained widespread acceptance and replaced the biblical festivals formerly observed.
  2. Christmas Before Christ? (l) - Most people know the Bible doesn't mention -- much less sanctify -- Christmas. Does it make any difference as long as it's intended to honor God and bring families together?
  3. 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.
Pagan trinities
  1. How Ancient Trinitarian Gods Influenced Adoption of the Trinity (l) - Many who believe in the Trinity are surprised, perhaps shocked, to learn that the idea of divine beings existing as trinities or triads long predated Christianity. Yet, as we will see, the evidence is abundantly documented.
Pagan worship
  1. A Place Called Megiddo, Part 2 (l) - In last month's article on Megiddo, we raised the question, "How could today's political leaders be deceived by spiritual powers to move armed forces to Jerusalem to fight Christ at His second coming?" Is there something at the site of Megiddo that can lead to an answer?
Paganism
  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."
  2. Valentine's Day: What's Wrong With Showing Love? (l) - Valentine's Day has long been hugely popular as a romantic tradition despite its ancient and unseemly origins. So what's wrong with celebrating this holiday?
  3. New Temple to Norse Gods in Iceland (l) - Belief in God is waning in most Western countries, along with a general increase in atheism.
  4. Easter vs. the Bible (l) - For millions of professing Christians Easter is the most important day of the calendar year because it commemorates Jesus' resurrection. Easter sunrise services are considered the holiest assembly of the year--a time when Christians reaffirm that Jesus is risen and their hope in Him is true.
Paganism and Christianity
  1. A World Lit Only by Fire (l) - History sheds light on the early stages of Jesus Christ's prophecy of religious deception.
Paganism 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!
Paganism in Christianity
  1. Paganism In Christianity (l) - Many aspects of traditional Christianity - holidays, practices and doctrines - came not from Christ or the Bible but from ancient pagan religion.
Pain
  1. How Good Can Come From Suffering (l) - As Christ explained, His followers can expect to suffer. But God sometimes allows us to suffer because pain teaches us to refrain from sin even under the most difficult circumstances.
  2. A World Plagued With Human Suffering (l) - Christ proclaimed that part of His mission was "to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed" (Luke 4:18). Such a time has not yet occurred for all mankind, but God promises He will bring an end to suffering in general during Christ's millennial reign and will eventually banish it (Revelation 21:4).
  3. Learning from the Suffering of Job (l) - The suffering of a man named Job explains much about why character is more important in God's eyes than the discomfort and pain we experience in this life.
Pain, origin of
  1. Why a Loving God Allows Suffering (l) - Most people fail to recognize that God doesn't have to directly intervene every time we sin; the spiritual laws He set in motion are self-enforcing, bringing their own punishment when we break them.
Pakistan
  1. World News and Trends - September/October 2006 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Sept 2006.
  2. Pakistan: A Nuclear-Armed Power Walks a Tightrope (l) - Pakistan's pro-Western leader has now survived three assassination attempts and is under increasing pressure from Islamic militants. If he falls, Pakistan will likely fall with him. If that happens, radical Islamists will likely gain control of Pakistan's arsenal of nuclear weapons.
  3. Bhutto Assassination Imperils Pakistan's Stability -- and Global Nuclear Security (l) - Benazir Bhutto once called Pakistan "the most dangerous country on earth." Conditions in that chaotic country now threaten to spin out of control. How will this affect the rest of the world?
  4. World News & Trends Jan 2009 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Jan. 2009
  5. Staying Alert in a Dangerous World: India and Pakistan (l) - It's supremely important that you keep your finger on the pulse of our age, especailly on the world's recent nuclear developments.
  6. India and Pakistan at War Again (l) - A potentially more dangerous conflict than Kosovo continues to brew in South Asia.
  7. World News Review June 1999 (l) - World news - June 1999
  8. World News Review Jul 2002 (l) - World news review. July 2002.
  9. "'Peace, Peace!' When There Is No Peace (l) - After somehow surviving perhaps the bloodiest 100-year period in all of human history, is the peace process finally going to work in the 21st century?
  10. The India/Pakistan Weapons Conundrum (l) - The more nuclear powers, the more other nations feel it absolutely necessary to develop and add weapons of this nature to their defense arsenals.
  11. World News Review August 1999 (l) - World news - August 1999
  12. World News Review Jun 2002 (l) - World news review. June 2002.
Pale horse
  1. The Horsemen of Revelation: The Pale Horse of Pestilence (l) - Previous articles in this series covered the meaning of the first three of the horsemen of Revelation -- religious deception, war and famine. What does the fourth, the pale green horse and its rider, signify?
Paleontology
  1. Where Do the Dinosaurs Fit? (l) - Figuring out when the dinosaurs lived relative to man isn't really difficult.
Palestine
  1. (l) - Recently Prime Minister Olmert told an Israeli newspaper that Israel's survival depends on the creation of a viable Palestinian state.
  2. World News and Trends - January/February 2008 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Jan. 2008
  3. World News Review Nov 2000 (l) - World news review - Nov. 2000
  4. Palestine/Israel -- Whose Land Is It, Really? Part 2 (l) - When the people who have divine right to Palestine receive the land from God, He will require them to be a model nation and a benefactor to all other nations. Nations will neither terrorize nor conquer each other any more.
  5. Is Peace in Palestine Possible? (l) - The current U.S. administration is embarking on a familiar path followed by several previous administrations -- attempting to bring genuine peace between the Israelis and Palestinians. It's a joint effort, involving many nations. Dubbed the "road map" to peace, will this succeed where numerous previous attempts failed? Bible prophecy gives us a different kind of road map to help us sort out these events.
  6. Palestine/Israel -- Whose Land Is It, Really? (l) - Some claim that the Palestinians have been forced off their land and that they have been deprived of what is rightfully theirs. Others maintain that the Israelis have a legitimate entitlement to their nation, including the lands seized in war action. Whose land is it, really? Frankly, the answer may surprise you.
Palestine and Catholic church
  1. Pope's Spiritual Journey Very Political (l) - Thought by some to be the most important visit Israel had ever hosted, Pope John Paul II's "personal spiritual journey" to the Holy Land turned out to be one of the most political of his 22-year pontificate.
Palestine recognition
  1. Two-State Plan Is a Means to Israel's Destruction (l) - In October 2014, Sweden's government officially recognized a state of Palestine, and Britain's parliament called for recognizing it in a non-binding motion -- the former British foreign secretary Jack Straw stating that the only thing the Israeli government understands is pressure, as if Israel is the unreasonable party in negotiations. France's parliament issued the same call in December.
Palestine, conflict over
  1. War and Peace in the Middle East (l) - More than 2,500 years ago God revealed to the prophet Daniel that the land of His people, the land of Palestine, would be fought over throughout the centuries.
Palestine, history 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.
Palestine, Jews in
  1. Israel's Amazing Story: Fulfillment of Bible Prophecy (l) - As American writer Saul Bellow asked, "What is it that led the Jews to place themselves, after the greatest disaster in their history [the Holocaust], in a danger zone?" The surprising truth is that Jewish rule over Jerusalem is an essential element of end-time biblical prophecy!
Palestine, struggle over
  1. War and Peace in the Middle East (l) - More than 2,500 years ago God revealed to the prophet Daniel that the land of His people, the land of Palestine, would be fought over throughout the centuries.
Palestinian Authority
  1. Abbas and Sharon: Showdown Over Jerusalem (l) - How to resolve the opposing claims over the world's most controversial city, Jerusalem, was to be part of the international efforts to bring peace to the Middle East this year. The Sharon administration yanked it out of the end of the "Roadmap for Peace" and is making it an issue now. Barely established in office, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has to get help from the Bush administration, or else Abbas' ability to lead - and his ability to make peace - will end before it begins.
  2. The Palestinian People: Poorly Prepared for Statehood (l) - In spite of its UN bid for statehood, the Palestinian Authority (PA) remains thoroughly corrupt and dysfunctional.
  3. 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.
Palestinian road
  1. Open Roads for Open Hearts (l) - Scripture forecasts that God will settle far greater issues than the segregated road on the outskirts of Jerusalem.
Palestinian state
  1. Push for Palestinian Statehood (l) - In September 2011, the U.N. General Assembly is expected to vote on a resolution recognizing Palestinian statehood," a Heritage Foundation report states.
  2. The Palestinian People: Poorly Prepared for Statehood (l) - In spite of its UN bid for statehood, the Palestinian Authority (PA) remains thoroughly corrupt and dysfunctional.
Palestinian unity
  1. Hamas' Shifting Allegiance Reflects New Mideast Dynamics (l) - Egypt's new parliament is already changing the Egyptians' relationships with their neighbors across their northern border -- Israel and the terrorist organization Hamas, which runs the Gaza Strip and is vehemently opposed to Israel's existence.
Palestinians
  1. After Arafat (l) - A second contentious dispute between Yasir Arafat and a second prime minister over the control of the Palestinian Security Services shows the world what kind of leader Arafat is -- and what the Palestinian Authority will be like when he is gone.
  2. Retreat From Gaza (l) - Israel has completed its pullout from Gaza, a piece of territory it has controlled since 1967. Is this the start of a final road to peace between the Palestinians and the Israelis? Or will it be a futile gesture that leaves Israel vulnerable to further terrorist attacks?
  3. World News Review February 2006 (l) - World News - Feb. 2006
  4. Who Were the Philistines? (l) - The warlike neighbors of ancient Israel.
  5. Peace in the Middle East? (l) - The new Middle East peace process gets off to a rocky start as international pressure rises in an effort to bring peace to the region. Israeli and U.S. relationships are at their lowest level in years and the European Union is pushing to become more involved, a shift that could lead to fulfillment of critical end-time prophecies.
  6. The Palestinian People: Poorly Prepared for Statehood (l) - In spite of its UN bid for statehood, the Palestinian Authority (PA) remains thoroughly corrupt and dysfunctional.
  7. Is Israel the Obstacle to Middle East Peace? (l) - Many believe peace would be achievable in the Middle East if not for the nagging problem of Israel. They blame the ongoing regional conflict on the Jewish state's recalcitrance in negotiations and even its very existence. But would there really be peace if Israel were out of the way? How is peace to truly come?
  8. A Third Intifada? (l) - We are not merely on the verge of another Arab uprising against Israel. It's already here.
  9. Life in a Dangerous Neighborhood (l) - Against all odds, Israel manages to not just survive but to thrive. It's an astounding story and one that, amazingly enough, was indicated ages ago in Bible prophecy.
  10. Israel at 70 (l) - As modern Israel turns 70, we look back at what led up to the amazing reestablishment of a Jewish state in the Holy Land after centuries of exile, and the struggle endured since -- and ahead to promises and yearning yet unfulfilled.
  11. 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.
  12. Who Are the Palestinians? (l) - The Israeli Jews are regularly accused of invading and occupying land that is not theirs -- the land of Palestine that purportedly belongs to the indigenous Palestinian people. But just who are the Palestinians? Is the land theirs? What is the truth?
  13. A Covenant of Life (l) - There is a rage burning within today's Islamic world. It continues on the streets of Jerusalem and in the small villages of the Palestinian territories.
  14. Searching for a Mideast Peace (l) - The long search for peace in Palestine.
  15. The Biblical Origins of the Arab Peoples (l) - Why is there so much unrest in the Middle East? Why is there constant strife between the Israelis and Palestinians? The answers to these questions didn't begin with the formation of the state of Israel in 1948. The history of these conflicts goes back 4,000 years and is recorded in a place many people would never think to look-the Bible!
  16. 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.
  17. World News Review March 1999 (l) - World news - March 1999
  18. Middle East Amnesty Produces Chaos (l) - Many observers applaud a move to release Palestinian criminals from Israeli jails. Contrasting this with an October 2002 release of prisoners in Iraq exposes fatal flaws in the U.S.-sponsored road map to peace. What is the biblical answer?
  19. Jerusalem: Focus of Biblical Prophecy (l) - "Behold I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples ... I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all the nations of the Earth are gathered against it."
  20. "Without Blood on My Hands" (l) - We are called to live today by the laws of the coming Kingdom of God. We will meet our Maker without any blood on our hands.
  21. When The Walls Come Tumbling Down (l) - "Israel Gives in to Fence." In the land that has long been famous for the walls that came tumbling down, a new barricade is going up. Let's take a closer look at this development through the reporting of Megan Stack and at the same time learn some important lessons for those who would build walls.
Pan-Islamism
  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.
Panama canal
  1. The Panama Canal: A Sea Gate Changes Hands (l) - The United States of America, will transfer ownership of the Panama Canal to Panama.
  2. Who Benefits from the Panama Canal? (l) - It is significant that the company Panama chose to run many of the Panama Canal operations is based in Hong Kong.
  3. Panama: Another Major Sea Gate Relinquished (l) - The Panama Canal is an engineering marvel and a symbol of "The American Century." What is the significance of America's decision to turn it over to Panamanian control?
  4. World News Review November 1999 (l) - World news - Nov 1993
Pandemics
  1. Swine Flu Incites Fear of Pandemic (l) - Fear! Health alert! Pandemic! These are the alarming words in the headlines as the world begins to address the outbreak of a new strain of swine flu virus. Are we on the verge of the oft-predicted next great pandemic of flu that could kill millions?
  2. A Modern Menace: Emerging and Reemerging Diseases (l) - Worried health officials have declared the latest swine flu outbreak to be a worldwide epidemic, though so far it has proven not to be as deadly as first feared. But is this a warning of greater dangers to come? Does Bible prophecy give any indications?
  3. Ebola: A Foretaste of Prophesied Epidemics to Come? (l) - In the advanced countries of the Western world, we assume deadly epidemics to be a scourge of the distant past. But the recent Ebola outbreak is forcing us to rethink that assumption.
Panhandlers
  1. "Buddy, Can You Spare a Dime Bag?" (l) - First, consider this cautionary tale to avoid helping a drug addict feed his habit. Then, in the second article, consider some lessons about effective giving learned by an international aid agency.
Papacy
  1. The Man Who Would Be Pope (l) - Signs of Pope John Paul II's failing health clearly renew speculation that he may not live much longer. Who would replace him as the next leader of the Roman Catholic Church? What qualities will the cardinals look for in the man who would be pope?
  2. A Celebrity Pope (l) - Hundreds of millions of people around the world kept a daily vigil as the pope lay on his deathbed. Even more tuned in by television to watch his funeral. No funeral in the history of the world was seen by so many people. What does this mean for the Catholic Church and the rest of the world?
  3. Three of the First Horns Plucked Out by the Roots (l) - Who, then, are the three horns plucked up by the roots before the rise of the papacy?
  4. Europe and the Church, Part 6: The First of the Seven Mountains on Which the Woman Sits (l) - After the uprooting of the three little horns (Daniel 7:8), with the growing power of the papacy, Europe was now set to witness the first attempted restoration of imperial Rome under the Eastern Roman Emperor Justinian. This was to be the first of the "seven mountains on which the woman sits" (Revelation 17:9).
  5. Do You Understand the Signs of the Times? (l) - The intensity and frequency of tragic world and national events should rightly concern all of us. Jesus Christ Himself spoke of "the signs of the times." Certain telltale signs correspond to a crisis-filled close of this age--called in the Bible "the time of the end." Do you understand the nature of these crucial signs?
  6. A New Pope: Looking Ahead (l) - Pope Benedict's sudden and unexpected resignation has been called the Catholic Church's most stunning development in the last half century. Will the choice of a new pope bring significant changes in church culture, manners and even certain aspects of doctrine? More importantly, does Bible prophecy indicate the Roman church's ultimate destiny?
  7. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - Jul/Aug 2001 (l) - A bried synopsis of world events. July/August 2001.
  8. World News Review Jan 2002 (l) - World new review. January 2002.
  9. World News Review Nov 2001 (l) - World news review. November 2001.
  10. World News Review Feb 2002 (l) - World news review. February 2002.
  11. The Papacy: Growing Role in the Coming Years? (l) - The latest trip by John Paul II to the Americas underscores the popularity of an aging yet dynamic religious figure.
  12. Papal Power in Perspective (l) - He has urged people to seek the meaning of life while viewing scientific advances through the perspective of spiritual values.
Papacy in WWII
  1. Europe and the Church, Part 12: A Period of Change for the Papacy (l) - In 1870 the First Vatican Council declared the pope infallible while solidifying his role as supreme spiritual and administrative head of the church. As Europe became embroiled in two World Wars, this decision laid the foundation for Pope Pius XII, whose influence in political events of the time has become a subject of investigation.
Papal authority
  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.
Paper books
  1. Pros and Cons of E-readers (l) - While E-readers and tablets offer a convenient alternative to carrying around stacks of books... a new study finds that for certain aspects of comprehension, you may be better off with a paper book.
Parable
  1. 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.
  2. Lessons From the Parables: The Fig Tree: A Lesson in the Patience and Judgment of God (l) - What does a parable about an unproductive fig tree have to do with how you're going about your life? The answer is -- quite a bit!
  3. 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!
  4. The Parable of the Tares: God's Field (l) - I've written about the gardens I used to plant and what I've learned through the many seasons and plantings. Let's consider that God, too, has a garden, a spiritual field -- and what our part is in that.
  5. The rich man in mental torment (l) - What did the rich man do next? "Then he cried and said, 'Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame'" (Luke 16:24And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.).
  6. The truth about the Rich Man and Lazarus (l) - The most common interpretation of Jesus' parable of Lazarus and the rich man is that we all have immortal souls that go to either heaven or hell immediately at death. But does this parable really say that?
Parable of the sower
  1. 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.
Parables
  1. Rejoicing With God Over Finding the Lost (l) - Through a series of three parables, Jesus laid out our assignment to seek and react to the restoration of others just as God does.
  2. Lessons from the Parables: "Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant" (l) - Jesus Christ gave two parables, of the minas and the talents, that hold crucial lessons about what He expects us to do with what He's given us. Will we learn those lessons?
  3. Why Christ Spoke in Parables (l) - Many people would be surprised to learn that Jesus Christ spoke in parables to hide His message from the masses. Why did He do this? And how can you understand the deepest meaning of the parables of the Kingdom?
  4. Lessons From the Parables (1/2016) (l) - A set of Jesus' parables about small beginnings gives us an important insight into the Kingdom of God.
  5. Lessons From the Parables (9/2016) (l) - Matthew 25 records Jesus Christ's parable of the wise and foolish virgins. What lessons did He intend us to learn from it?
Paradigms
  1. Is There a Biblical Economics? Part One (l) - Are you challenging yourself to "Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ?" (Colossians 2:8)
Paradise
  1. Beyond the Millennium (l) - The Bible describes the Millennium as a fantastic time of peace and productivity. But beyond that time, an even more amazing period awaits!
  2. The Alpha and the Omega and Eternity (l) - Why do seemingly civilized people seethe with unreasonable hatred? America wastes its time and energy to try to understand why it is hated. What does the truth mean to you?
  3. Questions and Answers March/April 2009 (l) - "Today you will be with Me in Paradise." Many people think Jesus assured the man he would go to heaven with Him that very day. But is this really what He meant?
  4. Suicide Bombers and the Promise of Paradise (l) - The war against terrorism isn't a traditional war of one nation against another. It's a war of ideas and beliefs.
  5. The Thief on the Cross (l) - As Christ hung dying, He told a convicted criminal being crucified with Him, "Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise" (Luke 23:43). Many people think Jesus assured the man he would go to heaven with Him that very day. But is this really what He said? Where is the paradise of which Christ spoke?
  6. God's Harvest Feasts: His Assurance of Hope for Mankind (l) - Despite the enormous problems facing humanity today, mankind has great hope for the future. Proof of that hope lies in God's harvest celebrations laid out in the Bible.
  7. Heaven on Earth (l) - Is an earthly paradise possible? Believe it or not, it's more than a possibility. It's a certainty!
Paradoxical commandments
  1. My Service Was a Waste! (l) - Have you ever felt that what you tried to do to serve others turned out to be a waste? It's easy to get weary doing good. Is it really worth it?
Parakletos
  1. Why the Holy Spirit Is Sometimes Incorrectly Referred to as "He" and "Him" (l) - Many people assume that the Holy Spirit is a divine person, like the Father and Jesus Christ, based on references to the Spirit as "he," "him" and "himself" in the New Testament. This confusion arises from two factors -- the use of gender-inflected pronouns in the Greek language (a difficult concept to understand for those who speak only English) and bias on the part of some translators.
Paraphrased Bibles
  1. What's the Difference Between Various Bible Versions? (l) - Many newer Bible versions exist that are much more up-to-date in their wording than the King James. Which of these many versions is best for reading and studying the Bible?
Parent lying
  1. Children More Likely to Lie If Adults Lie Also (l) - A recent study shows how a dishonest example set by an adult can impact children who observe it.
Parental example
  1. Borderline Christians: A New Generation (l) - Being indecisive is a common affliction today. Why is it that so many want to be part of the world and part of the Church at the same time?
  2. Prepare Your Child to Follow Christ (l) - As a Christian parent, what can you do to encourage your children to follow Jesus Christ?
Parental love
  1. Parental Pain (l) - What does God show us about the love of a parent?
Parenting
  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. Successful Parenting: What Makes It Work? (l) - Many parents can find themselves overwhelmed when it comes to parenting. What biblical keys can lay the right foundation?
  3. Building a Solid Foundation--Part 3 (l) - Current television fare compromises true family values such as respect for authority and elders and displays violence and sex as the norm. But, as parents, we possess tools we should utilize to provide a decent foundation for our children.
  4. Passing on Our Faith to Our Children (l) - Teaching our children about God and leading them into a relationship with God can be intimidating. Nonetheless, all parents have a responsibility to teach their children about God and His Word.
  5. How Can We Pass Our Faith on to Our Children? (l) - In a previous article we covered the basic reasons why we should teach our children about God. Now we'll look at the actual mechanics as well as a good general approach to instructing our children.
  6. Where Have All the Fathers Gone? (l) - A devastating epidemic is leaving a trail of broken hearts and broken dreams in its wake. What is this tragic outbreak? It's the epidemic of disappearing fathers, who are sorely needed.
  7. How Can You Help Your Child Succeed? (l) - Too many parents allow the harmful influences of society to shape their children's future. Children need good parental attention. What can you do to help your child succeed?
  8. Helpful hints for parents (l) - Tips for bringing up successful children from Dan Quayle and clinical psychologist Diane Medved.
  9. Who and What Is Shaping You? (l) - If you really want to be a good parent, I recommend the Bible as a foundational book.
  10. Forgiving Your Parents (l) - "Impossible!" you say? Even though it's often hard to do, it can be done, and it's well worth the effort. Here's how.
  11. 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?
  12. Five Keys to a Happy Family (l) - With the advancement of technology and social media, the family unit is disconnecting and fragmenting. You can build or restore family closeness with five keys that can open rewarding doors to a happier family.
  13. Parents Hiring Coaches to Teach Kids Basic Skills (l) - Trend sees parents outsourcing their teaching role to skilled coaches.
  14. Children More Likely to Lie If Adults Lie Also (l) - A recent study shows how a dishonest example set by an adult can impact children who observe it.
  15. Child Rearing: Building the Right Foundation (l) - Our attitude toward our children is perhaps the single most important consideration in proper child rearing. Do we really love our children? Do our words and actions show our children we love them? Will we, and do we, sacrifice for them? Do we make time to show we care for them?
  16. 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?
  17. Creating Quality Time (l) - To increase the opportunities for quality communication -- the kind where a parent and child can truly share heartfelt emotions and concerns in a trusting relationship -- consider the ideas in this article.
  18. 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.
  19. Personality Differences and Temperament (l) - Because each child is a unique human being in terms of the way he or she thinks and acts, parents often wonder whether these differences should affect their parenting.
  20. Proverbs and Proper Training (l) - Sometimes, especially when their children are teenagers, parents feel as if they're not getting through. They may wonder whether all their efforts are wasted. But experience shows that if they stick with a good game plan, they will eventually realize the desired results.
  21. The Seasons of Parenting (l) - There are three seasons in raising children, and one final season that is our goal. Each season is a phase where a child needs a certain type of parenting.
  22. 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.
  23. Measuring Influence on Our Children (l) - To have more influence on your children, look for ways to spend more time with them.
  24. The Fifth Commandment: A Foundation for Success (l) - Strong family relationships based on respect and cooperation lead to blessings and success.
  25. 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.
  26. Help Your Children Cope During Family Crises (l) - How to help children cope with family crises. Parental example is likely to trigger similar behavior in children.
  27. 'What I Expect From My Parents!' (l) - Essays from teens about what they expect from their parents.
  28. To My Loving Children (To Be Opened If I Die) (l) - A father shares advice he wrote to his children when he was at death's door.
  29. What Are Our Children Worth? (l) - Its ironic, while baby boomers and other older adults live better amd have more wealth than any other adult population in the history of the planet, they place such a comparatively small value on children.
  30. From Father Knows Best to 'No Father is Best' (l) - Psychologists have asserted that fathers are not essential to the healthy development of children. Do fathers do more harm than good?
  31. ... And Children Are From Pluto (l) - If men are from Mars and women are from Venus, sometimes it seems children are from even farther out. What can parents do to improve interplanetary relations?
  32. When You and Your Parents Don't See Eye to Eye (l) - The battle between parents and teens has existed through many generations for many centuries. How can such a trend be changed?
  33. How to Raise Good Children in a Bad World (l) - Standards all around you may be slipping, but here are some principles to help you stay in charge of your child's moral upbringing.
  34. World News and Trends - Nov/Dec 2003 (l) - An Overview of Conditions Around the World - Nov/Dec 2003
  35. They Are Listening...Are You? (l) - Are we really aware of what children overhear during our conversations, what could they possibly be learning from us?
  36. A Dramatic Shift in American Society (l) - About 50 years ago many Americam families made a choice with lasting and unforseen consequences.
  37. Lessons from Jonesboro - Helping Our Children Express Their Feelings (l) - In the aftermath of the Jonesboro, Arkansas children's massacre we are confronted with the WHY questions. Here are some answers to what went went wrong with relationships... and what we can do to build proper ones.
  38. Teach Your Children God's Ways (l) - Jesus Christ recognized that children must be included in the spiritual life of His followers. Are we teaching them to love God's ways and especially His Sabbath?
  39. Successful Parenting Begins With the Brain (l) - In the 21st century some of the ancient wisdom regarding the basics for childrearing has come full circle and is being recognized as the best our modern age can offer.
  40. How to Comfort Your Children in Time of Need (l) - A large part of growing up is facing difficulties, setbacks and disappointments. What can you do to help your children through those traumatic times?
  41. World News Review Aug 2001 (l) - World news review. August 2001.
  42. Respect: Is It a Dying Virtue (l) - Learning to respect others starts when we're young. Sadly, many today aren't learning this vital lesson.
  43. Living With Siblings (l) - Tips to get along with siblings.
  44. Day Care Debate: More Than Aggressive Babies (l) - Debate rages over a government study that suggests day care causes aggressive behavior in children. Cries for using less day care are challenged with equal passion by defenders of its perceived value. Sadly, personal opinion and economics have obscured the most important value of all.
  45. SMBC and Disposable Fathers (l) - Family structure is constantly changing. We cannot afford to assume that different is better. Tampering with God's design will bring catastrophic results.
  46. Parenting in the 90s (l) - The chances for successful parenting are aided by a deep commitment to the biblical principle that children are truly a blessing, well worth the time and energy tht will be required.
  47. Teaching Youth Religious Values (l) - Secular society has largely abandoned instructing children in religious values, with devastating consequences for individuals and familes. What does the Bible say about passing values from generation to generation? And what are your responsibilities as a parent?
  48. Time to Be a Father (l) - Is your father "Superman"? Remembering your Father and how you and he can strengthen that relationship.
  49. A Child's Worth (l) - That hat meant a lot to me, but what was I saying to the kid who crushed it?
  50. 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.
Parenting a baby
  1. Your Child's First Year: What Can You Expect? (l) - So now you're a new parent. What adventures and surprises does the next year hold for you, your mate and your child? How can you build a foundation for future family success?
Parenting advice
  1. It's Suppertime! (l) - Spending time together at dinner is a valuable step in strengthening bonds between family members. What steps can your family take to get the most out of it?
  2. How to Teach Your Children Good Money Management Skills (l) - The Bible has a lot to say regarding how we should be using our money and parents should be passing these financial principles onto their children.
Parenting children
  1. Does God Believe in Tough Love? (l) - Both Dr. Phil and Dr. Laura advocate it. There's even an organization -- Tough Love International -- to help parents deal with out-of-control children. A practicing family psychiatrist has written a book calling for parents to use tough love. But the concept of tough love originated back in the first few pages of the Bible -- long before the creation of any support group or self-help manual. Our Creator offers tough love to those He loves.
  2. Encouragement--A Powerful Parenting Tool (l) - Encouragement is a foundational parenting principle--and a priceless gift we can give our children that pays great dividends.
  3. Building a Solid Foundation--Part 1 (l) - As with any relationship, the place to begin in rearing children is to lay a good, strong foundation. Part 1 of this 3-part series deals with the fundamental key of teaching the three R's--respect, responsibility and restraint--from an early age.
  4. 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.
  5. Parenting: The Terrible Twos or the Terrific Twos? (l) - With all the stereotypes about 2-year-old children, what strategies can parents follow to help make this year terrific?
  6. 10 Practical Ways to Teach Your Children Right Values (l) - Most parents recognize the need for their children to have right values. But how do you teach them? Here are practical pointers parents can use to instill those standards, starting today!
  7. Our Children at Risk (l) - My heart aches for the precious children I met at the amusement park.
  8. The Day Care Dilemma (l) - Parents trust day care facilities to take care of their most precious resource - their children.
  9. Parent Swap (l) - As parents and Christians, we have responsibilities to our children and we must make sure we don't swing too far in any direction when it comes to decision making.
  10. Comfort Zone (l) - What to say and what not to say when your child is upset.
  11. How Can You Avoid Provoking Your Child to Anger? (l) - The Bible warns parents of the problems of provoking their children to anger or discouraging them. Here are some practical tips for avoiding these parenting pitfalls.
  12. Let's Play (l) - "Teach your kids to play" is the theme of organizations like the Alliance for Childhood.
  13. Children Who Don't Know Their Own Names (l) - An astonishing number of new pupils in Britain begin school not even knowing their own names.
  14. Sticks and Stones (l) - We often use our words as weapons. We forget how seemingly harmless phrases can carry a hurtful meaning.
  15. Who's Teaching Our Children? (l) - What can parents do to combat all the negative influences?
  16. 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.
Parenting failures
  1. Youth Violence: Where Does the Blame Lie? (l) - Violence has come to roost in the nation's youth. A biblical prophet envisioned a time when children would be our oppressors (Isaiah 3:12). Are we living in those days?
Parenting teens
  1. "You're Not Wearing That -- !" (l) - The scoop on kids' clothing styles and what parents can and should do.
Parents
  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?
  2. Message in a Song (l) - Being away from home and family as a young teen for a couple of weeks had a way of making me miss those things I took for granted, in particular my Dad.
  3. What Parents Wish Their Teens Knew (l) - Teens, do you know that your parents wish they could say yes to your requests more often than they say no?
  4. Just For Youth: What Teens Wish Their Parents Knew (l) - Parents, did you know your teens often want you to say no?
  5. If Children Could Choose Their Parents (l) - The value of having an engaged involved parental team of mom and dad.
Parents and children
  1. Alone with Yourself (l) - Each of us makes the decisions that ultimately shape the courses of our lives.
Parents and teens
  1. Teen vs. Parents: Who Wins? (l) - A tragic court case brings home the ugly reality of some dysfunctional family relationships. What is God's solution?
  2. (l) - Could you use some advice about how to better get along with members of your family -- your parents, your brothers, your sisters? This issue of Youth United focuses on these very issues.
  3. How to Raise YOUR Parents! (l) - Have you considered how you as a teen could positively influence your relationship with your parents (or parent)?
Parents as teachers
  1. Teacher, Teacher (l) - Ultimately, we are all teachers. How can we become good teachers who inspire our "students" to great things?
Parents clash with friends
  1. When Parents and Friends Clash (l) - "Honor your father and mother, which is the first commandment with promise."
Parents' mistakes
  1. Forgiving Your Parents (l) - "Impossible!" you say? Even though it's often hard to do, it can be done, and it's well worth the effort. Here's how.
Parents, being separated from
  1. The Suitcase (l) - I was 4 when I had to leave my home with a suitcase packed with all my possessions. Throughout the painful journey, someone was there to help me through.
Parents, relationship with
  1. The Fifth Commandment: A Foundation for Success (l) - Strong family relationships based on respect and cooperation lead to blessings and success.
Parents, respect for
  1. How Did Jesus Treat His Parents? (l) - Unlike his mother and stepfather, Jesus was God in the flesh. Yet how He treated His physical parents serves as an example for us today.
Parents, teens clash with
  1. When You and Your Parents Don't See Eye to Eye (l) - The battle between parents and teens has existed through many generations for many centuries. How can such a trend be changed?
Paris
  1. When Terror Strikes (l) - In Paris and San Bernardino, people were going about their everyday lives. Little did they know that within a matter of minutes, dozens would be killed or maimed in vicious terrorist attacks. What do we need to learn from these horrific events?
Parke, Ross
  1. Why Are Fathers Important? (l) - Dr. Ross Parke is a distinguished professor of psychology at the University of California at Riverside . He has more than 30 years of experience researching and writing about fatherhood and is the father of seven children. He is the author of Fatherhood (1966) and co-author of Throwaway Dads(1999).
Parthia
  1. 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!
Partiality
  1. Playing Favorites (l) - We can joke about favorite children, but it is not a joke to those who are not favorites. Understand how every person is special with God.
  2. Hasty Judgments (l) - Are we too quick to judge others? What do we base those judgments on and how does God feel about our judgment of others?
Particle physics
  1. Higgs Boson: Evidence for Universe's Fine-Tuning (l) - It made big news when, on July 4, 2012, scientists of the European nuclear research organization CERN announced with a 99.99 percent certainty that they had found the elusive Higgs boson, the last particle needed to confirm the theory of the Standard Model of particle physics.
Parties and Christianity
  1. (l) - Questions and answers on issues of interest to young people who want sound biblical advice.
Pascal, Blaise
  1. The Questions of Life and God's Holy Days - Part 1 (l) - What is the purpose of life? Why were we born? What is man's destiny? What happens after death? Can we answer the big questions of life -- and if so, who has the answers?
Passion of the Christ
  1. Could The Passion of the Christ Lead to Religious Revival? (l) - Whatever you think of the movie, Mel Gibson's film on the last 12 hours of Christ's life is having a universal impact. Many people in today's world have little knowledge of the Bible. Could this movie help fill the gap and turn people to Jesus Christ?
Passover
  1. National Deliverance from Egyptian Slavery (l) - national deliverance from Egyptian slavery prefigured our own personal redemption from sin. Christ is our Passover
  2. The Biblical Festivals That Reveal Christ's Role in God's Plan (l) - Jesus Christ celebrated seven festivals every year that most Christians today can't even name, yet they have His imprint all over them. He is the reason for each of these seasons, and they have great meaning for anyone who would like to follow Him better. What are these festivals, and what do they reveal about our Savior and King?
  3. What Are the Real Origins of Easter? (l) - Millions assume that Easter, one of the world's major religious holidays, is found in the Bible. But is it? Have you ever looked into Easter's origins and customs and compared them with the Bible?
  4. The Destroyer Passed Over (l) - Passover is a word not used much in the world today; but as you will see, it is not a word nor a day that we should overlook.
  5. The Dings Will Fade (l) - Do you ever feel like your weaknesses, faults and mistakes are being brought to everyone's attention? Well I experienced that with many loud dings!
  6. Christians Who Don't Celebrate Easter: What Do They Know? (l) - Easter is the most important holiday for hundreds of millions of believers around the world. Yet thousands of Christians don't observe it. Do they know something that others don't?
  7. Lessons of the First Passover (l) - As we approach God's Passover each year, it is beneficial to review Israel's first Passover with its very meaningful lessons.
  8. Moses and Passover Reflections (l) - What incidents in the life of Moses have relevant lessons for us today?
  9. Would Jesus Christ Celebrate Easter? (l) - For millions of people, Easter Sunday is the most important religious observance of the year. But if Jesus walked the dusty roads of Galilee today, would He observe this holiday?
  10. America's Hope for Recovery: Real or Merely an Illusion? (l) - Has America dodged the bullet? Has the economy turned around? Will government intervention save the day? Will the country soon wake up from its financial nightmare and find that everything has returned to normal?
  11. The Biblical Festivals That Reveal God's Plan of Salvation (l) - Sin has cut humanity off from God and brought the ultimate penalty of death. But God has a plan to heal the broken relationship and save mankind. That plan is revealed in a series of annual reminders-the festivals of God found in the Bible.
  12. Easter or Passover: Which Is Christian? (l) - Many believe that God's endorsement of Passover ended with Christ's death-and that He has since replaced it with the observance of Easter as a celebration of Christ's resurrection. But is that so?
  13. Spiritual Lessons in Foot Washing (l) - Christ washed His disciples' feet and told us to do likewise. What lessons can we learn from this practice?
  14. "Christ, Our Passover, Was Sacrificed for Us" (l) - The apostle Paul compared Jesus Christ to the lamb slain at Passover. At His last Passover with His disciples, Jesus told His followers to continue to partake of the Passover symbols of unleavened bread and wine as representative of His sacrifice. What are we to learn from these things?
  15. The Good Friday Dilemma (l) - Early Christianity became divided over the Passover/Easter Sunday controversy. What are the Biblical proofs? Which should Christians observe?
  16. Some Suggest that the Apostle Paul Claimed that the Weekly Sabbath and Biblical Holy Days had been Abolished (l) - However, if Christmas and Easter weren't introduced until several centuries after his death, what Holy Days did Paul observe?
  17. How Can You Experience the Power That Drives Transformation? (l) - God reveals the way to the missing ingredient that can powerfully transform your life. Are you ready to tap into it?
  18. Jesus Christ's Resurrection: Our Hope of Life (l) - What is the real significance of Jesus Christ's resurrection from the grave? What does it mean for you?
  19. Learning From Every Word of God (l) - Did you realize that Passover is mentioned more than 70 times in the Bible? What do those Christians who will be observing Passover know that others don't?
  20. Questions and Answers: "for as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup' (l) - Paul is speaking in 1 Corinthians 11 of the observance Jesus instituted on "the night in which He was betrayed" (1 Corinthians 11:23).
  21. Vantage Point: Passover and the Messiah (l) - The salvation of humankind is shown through God's Holy Days.
  22. How Christian Is Easter? (l) - Soon up to 2 billion people will celebrate one of the world's most popular religious holidays -- Easter. But curiously, the Bible nowhere promotes such an observance. Where did this day come from? How did it become so popular? And is it even Christian?
  23. Symbolism in God's Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread (l) - God has given us two connected annual festivals in early spring (in the northern hemisphere) that we definitely are to observe as Christians, even as Jesus and the apostles did -- Passover and the Days of Unleavened Bread.
  24. What Easter Doesn't Tell You (l) - Could it be that Easter traditions leave something missing in the story of Jesus Christ?
  25. "Christ Our Passover Was Sacrificed for Us" (l) - In 1 Corinthians 5:7, Paul wrote that "Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us." Do you understand the profound meaning this statement holds for Christians?
  26. Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread Point Directly to Jesus Christ as Savior (l) - When studying about the right alternative to the Easter tradition -- the biblical Passover and Festival of Unleavened Bread -- there's a very important question you should ask: What would Jesus do?
  27. The Biblical Alternative to Easter (l) - Are you letting religious traditions get in the way of a real, authentic relationship with God and Jesus Christ? There's an answer to this problem, and it lies in the biblical festivals observed and taught by Jesus Himself.
  28. What to Do When Everybody Else Is Celebrating Easter (l) - Abandoning all of the Easter traditions and replacing them with the Passover and the symbols that Christ and the apostle Paul referred to in the New Testament is a major change.
  29. Christ the True Passover Lamb (l) - The Bible often refers to Jesus Christ as "the Lamb of God" and "our Passover." What does this mean? What are we to learn from it, and how should it affect our lives?
  30. The Greatest Sacrifice (l) - Every year at this time, the biblical Passover commemoration reminds us of what Jesus Christ gave up for us.
  31. How Easter replaced the biblical Passover (l) - Why did Easter replace the Passover?
  32. We need a Savior (l) - A main theme in the Bible is sin, which is defined in the Bible as the violation of God's law (1 John 3:4Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law., King James Version), and our need for forgiveness and reconciliation to God (the theme of the biblically commanded Passover and the Days of Unleavened Bread).
  33. 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.
  34. The Passover (l) - The New Testament Passover
  35. The Passover: Why Did Jesus Christ Have to Die? (l) - Keeping the Passover each year reminds us that God is the forgiver of sin who grants us eternal life in His Kingdom through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, our Passover. This observance is a memorial of our Creator's continuing role in humanity's salvation.
  36. The Chronology of Christ's Crucifixion and Resurrection (l) - Here is a description of the sequence of events during the crucifixion week, according to history and the Bible.
  37. Christ our Passover (l) - There is a site in Jerusalem called the Garden Tomb. Years ago some proposed it as the tomb where Jesus was laid after His death. Further study has proven this to not be the case.
  38. The Passover (BSC12) (l) - The apostles Paul and Peter understood that the slain Old Testament Passover lamb foreshadowed the death of Jesus Christ as our sacrifice for sin
  39. What Would Jesus Do? (l) - The articles in this issue will help you understand the answers to these questions. And then there's another important question: What will you do about it?
  40. "Christ, Our Passover" (l) - Passover is mentioned regularly in the Bible, in both the Old and New Testaments. Why did the apostle Paul refer to Jesus Christ as "our Passover"? What does it mean to you?
  41. Lessons of the Passover Bread (l) - On the night before His death, Jesus Christ shared unleavened bread with His disciples, telling them to repeat this every year in remembrance. What did this bread symbolize? What lessons are Christians to learn from it?
  42. Do You Know Why Christ Died? (l) - Christians generally agree that Jesus Christ died for their sins. But how many really understand the significance of that sacrifice?
  43. The 'Feasts of the Lord' in the Book of Acts (l) - We find not an inkling in the book of Acts -- a chronicle of the first 30 years of Church history -- that the feast days had been changed or abolished, or other days substituted in their place. Rather, they assumed a much greater meaning to the Christian community.
  44. The Feast of Unleavened Bread (l) - Millions of people celebrate Easter in commemoration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Jesus never observed Easter, but there are a series of special days He celebrated while on earth. These days included the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread. What relevance do these days have for Christians today?
  45. 'Christ, Our Passover, Was Sacrificed for Us' (l) - The prophet Isaiah foretold Jesus Christ's ultimate sacrifice: 'He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities ... and the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.'
  46. 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?
  47. Are We Missing God's Message? (l) - How much do we understand about the meaning behind Christ's sufferings? Do we really appreciate the sacrifice of Jesus Christ?
  48. Are We Missing the Message of God? (l) - Do we fully understand and appreciate the sacrifice of Jesus Christ?
  49. Had a Mental Checkup Lately? (l) - Your mental checkup: How are you doing in thinking like Jesus Christ?
  50. The Biblical Festivals That Teach Us About Jesus Christ (l) - Few people are aware of the seven festivals God reveals in the Bible. Even fewer are aware that they center around and teach us a great deal about Jesus Christ and His role in God's plan for all mankind.
  51. The Passover Bread and Wine (l) - The Meaning of the Passover Symbols.
  52. Why Should Christians Keep the Passover? (l) - Do you really know why Jesus had to suffer and die? What should the Passover means for Christians today?
  53. What Religious Days Did Jesus Observe? (l) - Every year millions celebrate major religious holidays that are found nowhere in the Bible. If we are to truly follow Christ, shouldn't we consider which religious days He observed?
  54. (l) - Qustions about the Passover and the relationship of the three races to each other.
  55. What Is the Value of a Life? (l) - How valuable is the life of a human being? Is it of less value than a sports car? How about a pair of fancy shoes? Yet these are all things people have killed for!
  56. If I Knew Then What I Know Now (l) - God provides an opportunity for a new beginning - not just once, but countless times after that initial start.
  57. Jesus Christ: Do We Have the Real Story? (l) - Do we have the complete story of Jesus Christ's life and death? For centuries alternative ideas have circulated as to whether Jesus was who the Gospels say He was. The Da Vinci Code, a hugely popular best-selling book, dramatizes one of these stories. What is the truth? Can we know for sure?
  58. A Lesson for All Time (l) - By his powerful example Jesus Christ taught his disciples many vital lessons. Yet the sterling example shown to them less than a day before his death is one of the least understood and most neglected by those who claim to follow him.
Passover lamb
  1. "Christ, Our Passover, Was Sacrificed for Us" (l) - The apostle Paul compared Jesus Christ to the lamb slain at Passover. At His last Passover with His disciples, Jesus told His followers to continue to partake of the Passover symbols of unleavened bread and wine as representative of His sacrifice. What are we to learn from these things?
  2. Why Is Jesus Christ Called "Our Passover"? (l) - In 1 Corinthians 5:7 we learn that "Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us." What is the specific connection between the Passover and the sacrifice of Jesus Christ? For that matter, what is the Passover?
  3. A Special Lamb (l) - How does God see you? As a sheep, or a goat?
Passover observance
  1. Questions and Answers - Apr/Jun 2004 (l) - Questions and answers represent issues of interest to young people who want sound biblical advice.
Passover Plot
  1. Jesus Christ: Do We Have the Real Story? (l) - Do we have the complete story of Jesus Christ's life and death? For centuries alternative ideas have circulated as to whether Jesus was who the Gospels say He was. The Da Vinci Code, a hugely popular best-selling book, dramatizes one of these stories. What is the truth? Can we know for sure?
Passover service
  1. The Passover (l) - The New Testament Passover
  2. The Passover: Why Did Jesus Christ Have to Die? (l) - Keeping the Passover each year reminds us that God is the forgiver of sin who grants us eternal life in His Kingdom through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, our Passover. This observance is a memorial of our Creator's continuing role in humanity's salvation.
  3. The Passover (BSC12) (l) - The apostles Paul and Peter understood that the slain Old Testament Passover lamb foreshadowed the death of Jesus Christ as our sacrifice for sin
  4. The Lesson of Foot-Washing (l) - Ancient Israel had to learn a painful, tragic lesson at Jericho. On the evening before His death, Jesus washed the feet of His disciples, then instructed that His followers would continue this practice to help us remember. What are we to learn from this simple but profound observance?
Passover wine
  1. The Passover: Why Did Jesus Christ Have to Die? (l) - Keeping the Passover each year reminds us that God is the forgiver of sin who grants us eternal life in His Kingdom through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, our Passover. This observance is a memorial of our Creator's continuing role in humanity's salvation.
Pastoring
  1. The Parable of the Tares: God's Field (l) - I've written about the gardens I used to plant and what I've learned through the many seasons and plantings. Let's consider that God, too, has a garden, a spiritual field -- and what our part is in that.
Pastors
  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?
Path, God's
  1. The Difficult and Narrow Highway of Life (l) - The road of life can be a difficult one. What's the best path to take, and how can you keep yourself on it?
Paths to God
  1. Many Paths to God? (l) - Sincere people worship God in so many different ways. Does a loving God look at all these paths as equal? If not, what does He have in mind?
Patience
  1. Miracle in a Dumpster (l) - It was one of the most unlikely places for a miracle to occur. Prayer and persistence paid off.
  2. "How Long, O Lord?" (l) - Theintense question of God's people down through the ages: When will we get there? How much longer until the Kingdom of God arrives?
  3. Longsuffering: A Fusion of Patience and Power (l) - The popular impatiens flowers are so named from seeming to be highly impatient! When their seed pods mature, they explode when touched, sending seeds several yards away. See how this picture illustrates the need for longsuffering, an important fruit of God's Spirit!
  4. Easily Offended? Here's How to Get Over It (l) - Unfortunately, people sometimes say and do things that are careless, blunt, insensitive or even mean-spirited. While we can't control the intentions or behavior of others, we can determine how we will act. We can choose to not be offended.
  5. The Meek (l) - A word we know, but may find difficulty defining: "meek"
  6. The Five Laws of Gold (l) - If you were suddenly given a large sum of money, would you have the wisdom to manage it properly?
  7. Will You be Ready? (l) - Just as we wait expectantly for some of life's major events, we must prepare for Christ's return.
  8. The Fruit of the Spirit - God's Spirit: The Power to Transform Your Life (l) - Jesus Christ is cultivating supernatural "fruit" in the lives of His disciples. To understand that miraculous effect, we must first understand the awesome cause and ultimate source--the Spirit of God.
  9. The Fruit of the Spirit (l) - Conversion should produce the fruits of the Spirit: "love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control".
  10. Profiles of Faith: James: Half Brother of Jesus (l) - James understood that only by obeying God's laws can mankind experience true freedom- freedom from want, sorrow and suffering, from the degrading and painful consequences of sin. He encourages each of us to be a "doer of the law" (James 4:11).
  11. Coping With Worry (l) - You worry. I worry. We all worry about all kinds of things. But why do we allow ourselves to worry so much? Does our worrying accomplish anything? And are we concerning ourselves with the right things?
Patients
  1. A Firsthand Account: Africa's Deadly AIDS Crisis (l) - A personal account of the devestation that the AIDS epidemic has wrought on Africa.
Patmos
  1. John: An Apostle of Godly Love (l) - John's Gospel and his three epistles focus on love. In his gospel he refers to himself as that disciple whom Jesus loved.
  2. The Book of Revelation: History and Prophecy (l) - Many people view Revelation, sometimes called the Apocalypse, as a mysterious book of strange symbols and images. Yet is has a clear and definite historical background.
Patrick
  1. The Patrick You Didn't Know (l) - Who was "Saint" Patrick? What did he believe? What did he teach? And was he really Irish?
Patriotism
  1. Patriotism: The Good, the Bad and the Biblical (l) - God's people have dual citizenship. It is noble and right to be patriotic toward our earthly nation, but we also should have a higher and more fervent patriotism for our heavenly Kingdom, which will be established on earth at the return of Christ. He tells us to "seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness" (Matthew 6:33).
Paul
  1. Paul: Apostle to the Gentiles (l) - How much do you really know about the apostle Paul? Why did God choose Paul and who was he? Many factors in his background--his family, intelligence, hometown, Roman citizenship, education and zeal--appear to have marked him for God's use.
  2. Why Would the Apostle to the Gentiles Keep the "Jewish" Holy Days? (l) - The apostle Paul is considered by many as the originator of a theology that allegedly freed Christianity from the Sabbath, Holy Days and the law. Is this what the scriptural record indicates?
  3. Why Would Paul Cry? (l) - Close to God, a leader in the Church, loved by so many -- what could bring a man like him to tears?
  4. The Testimony of the New Testament (l) - Many are surprised to learn that the Bible reveals Christ as the Creator! More than once the apostle Paul explained to early Christians that God had created all things by Jesus Christ (Ephesians 3:9; Colossians 1:16). Hebrews 1:2 tells us that God "has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, . . . through whom also He made the worlds."
  5. Was the Sabbath Changed in the New Testament? (l) - If the Sabbath, or any part of God's law, were abolished or changed in the early New Testament Church, there should be clear evidence of such an alteration in New Testament writings.
  6. What Did Paul Really Say in Colossians 2:16? (l) - In Colossians 2:16 Paul defends the Christian's right to rejoice and enjoy food and drink on God's holy days.
  7. Profiles of Faith - Paul, Apostle to the Gentiles (l) - The Apostle Paul was a chosen vessel of God to bear His name before Gentiles, kings, and the children of Israel.
  8. Profiles of Faith - Luke: Paul's Beloved Friend and Companion (l) - Luke was faithful to Paul as a trusted and loyal friend, standing by him in good times and bad. We, too, can aspirer to this kind of faithfulness and loyalty.
  9. Timothy: Paul's Son in the Faith (l) - The young evangelist Timothy will always be remembered for his genuine faith. May you be remembered likwise.
  10. The Bible & Archaeology - The Book of Acts: Paul's Later Travels (l) - Thanks to the modern tools of archaeology, researchers have found much cultural, historical, and geographical background material that supports the biblical account of Paul's trips through the Mediterranean world.
  11. Archaeology in Acts, Part 2: The Message Spreads (l) - Thanks to the modern tools of archaeology, researchers have found much cultural, historical and geographical background material that supports the biblical account of Paul's trips through the Mediterranean world.
  12. The Bible & Archaeology - The Book of Acts: The Message Spreads (l) - Researchers have found much material that supports the biblical account of Paul's trips through the Mediterranean world.
  13. The Sabbath in Acts: Luke's Record of Paul's Understanding (l) - Luke had been a companion of Paul. He would have understood the apostle's teachings about the Sabbath. What does his written record show?
  14. Did the Apostle Paul Abolish the Sabbath? (l) - Did Paul nullify or change the Sabbath commandment?
  15. Christian Setbacks: A Question of Perspective (l) - Every Christian has his or her bad days; the apostle Paul had his share as well. Amazingly, Paul was able to persevere. What enabled him to do so?
Paul and the holydays
  1. Some Suggest that the Apostle Paul Claimed that the Weekly Sabbath and Biblical Holy Days had been Abolished (l) - However, if Christmas and Easter weren't introduced until several centuries after his death, what Holy Days did Paul observe?
Paul and the law
  1. Rediscovering Christianity: Scholars Have Second Thoughts (l) - For centuries an ingrained bias has influenced scholars' and theologians' views of both the Old and New Testaments. Some are now realizing and correcting that error.
Paul vs trinity
  1. Paul didn't acknowledge the Trinity (l) - If God were a Trinity, surely the apostle Paul, who recorded much of the theological underpinnings of the early Church, would have understood and taught this understanding. Yet we find no such concept in his writings.
Paul's calendar
  1. The Calendar Used by the Earliest Gentile Christians (l) - The references to time in Paul's Epistle to the Corinthians exclusively reflect the adoption of a Jewish calendar.
Paul's conversion
  1. How Paul Described His Thinking Before Conversion (l) - What Paul learned about himself is exactly what we must learn about ourselves.
Paul's example
  1. Imprisoned and Faithful (l) - Do you feel imprisoned by afflictions and hardships that seem to have no end? If so, how can you stay faithful to God and His way of life?
Paul's prayer
  1. Even So, Come Lord Jesus!" (l) - Looking back over 13 years of "This is the Way" columns.
Paul's use of the Old Testament
  1. Paul Regularly Used the Old Testament as the Authority for His Teaching (l) - Paul quotes from 183 Old Testament passages.
Paul's writings
  1. Christianity Isn't For Wimps (l) - Most people today think being a Christian is easy, but the surprising truth is, the real Christianity of the Bible is challenging and difficult. Do you have the courage and conviction to be a real Christian?
Pay for sin
  1. Repentance, Penance and Grace (l) - God is pleased with repentance but not penance. Penance implies that we must pay for our own sins.
Paying the price
  1. What Was the Purpose of Christ's Death? (l) - Millions of Christians believe that Jesus Christ died for them. But do they really know why? Why was Jesus Christ's death really necessary?
Payment for sin
  1. Repentance, Penance and Grace (l) - God is pleased with repentance but not penance. Penance implies that we must pay for our own sins.
  2. How is sin forgiven? (l) - Who pays the penalty for sin, making forgiveness possible?
Peace
  1. Memorials to Peace, Not War (l) - God shows us in His Word, the Bible, several days set aside to teach, honor and show the way to peace among all the families of the earth. He calls them "the feasts of the Lord."
  2. Know Jesus, Know Peace (l) - In a world at war, people are divided about what it takes to ultimately bring peace to the planet. Many feel it will never happen. But it will. Here's how.
  3. Waiting to Be Picked (l) - The clear intent of God's kingdom is that of peace and safety. Yes, of being able to sit in your garden or orchard in peace without missiles or mortars screaming overhead.
  4. War and Peace (l) - How will true peace come to this troubled planet?
  5. Genocide Survivor: "I Hope We've Learned Our Lesson..." (l) - "One day we were neighbors, and the next day the massacre began." That's how the survivor of a tribal massacre described the shocking turn of events that led to the murder of 18 of her family members. Her tragic story cuts to the heart of humanity's inability to find lasting peace...
  6. What Will Christ's Reign Be Like? (l) - The Bible makes it clear that Jesus Christ will return to the earth as King and Messiah. But how will He rule? Does Bible prophecy give us descriptions of His reign?
  7. "I Will Fight No More Forever" (l) - "The way of peace they have not known, and there is no justice in their ways; they have made themselves crooked paths; whoever takes that way shall not know peace."
  8. A New Way of Thinking (l) - What do you do if everyone in the world needs a heart transplant?
  9. The Coming New Religion (l) - It will take a new religion to learn the way to peace rather than war.
  10. War to End All Wars (l) - Mankind has yet to discover the true road map to lasting peace.
  11. The Wonderful World Beyond Today! Part 4: War and Peace (l) - How will true peace come to this troubled planet?
  12. 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?
  13. Peace Kant Be Found (l) - Peace. Millions speak of it, thousands write of it, but only One can truly bring it.
  14. The Heart of Flesh Restored (l) - It's going to take a change in the hearts of mankind for there to be true peace on earth.
  15. 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?
  16. Proverbs: Feasting with Strife (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  17. Three Giant Leaps to Global Peace (l) - Seven billion people do not know lasting peace. Yet the Bible tells us how the world will eventually enjoy God's lasting peace through three biblical festivals. These three small steps taken annually picture three giant leaps for humankind!
  18. Saturday and the Sabbath (l) - What one change can you make to your weekly routine that is guaranteed to reduce stress?
  19. The Book of Revelation: Is it Relevant Today? (l) - Is the book of Revelation relevant today? Is it possible to understand it? Can we know to whom it was written -and why? What are the meanings of its mysterious symbols?
  20. The Fruit of the Spirit - Peace: The Hunger of Human Hearts (l) - The apostle Paul, locked in a depressing prison cell, wrote, "I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content." He reminded his readers that they also could have "God's peace, which is far beyond human understanding." You too can have this unique contentment and peace!
  21. 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.
  22. Are There Different Gospels? (l) - Different terms describe the same gospel. They simply emphasize different aspects of the same wonderful message.
  23. The Horsemen of Revelation: The Fifth Horseman Rides (l) - Most Bible students focus only on the first four horsemen of Revelation 6. The phrase "Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" is synonymous with frightening prophecies. But there is another horseman--a fifth, whose ride signifies a much different future and brings promise of a far better age to come.
  24. 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.
  25. Walking Through the Valleys of Life (l) - In this life we face trials. We are constantly exposed to a range of strains and stresses. However, we can call on several strategies to lessen the load. Here are a few effective steps.
  26. Will We Ever Achieve Peace? (l) - Can our leaders ever negotiate peace? Can we experience it in our personal lives? What will it take for the world to finally know rest?
  27. Real Peace Is More Than the Absence of War (l) - War and peace both begin in the heart. The Creator of the human heart has much to say about how real peace will be achieved.
  28. The Center of God's New Global Village (l) - God's temple will stand in the center of God's global village in Jerusalem. This will provide the seat for a civilization centered on the universal principles and laws of Almighty God.
  29. World Peace: The Impossible Dream? (l) - God's plan for bringing world peace and salvation to all mankind.
  30. The Little Country That Could (l) - A small nation in Africa that is setting a remarkable example to the larger nations around it.
  31. The Prince of Peace (l) - How life will change when Jesus Christ brings peace to this world.
  32. God's Harvest Feasts: His Assurance of Hope for Mankind (l) - Despite the enormous problems facing humanity today, mankind has great hope for the future. Proof of that hope lies in God's harvest celebrations laid out in the Bible.
  33. Coming: Heaven on Earth (l) - The latest research of science and the Bible shows God has big plans for planet earth.
  34. 'Peace, Peace!' When There Is No Peace (l) - After somehow surviving perhaps the bloodiest 100 years in human history, will we finally see the peace process work in the 21st century?
  35. "Ready, Aim - Peace! (l) - Learn how to administer justice and long-term peace in a new realm. We present a scenario from today's news and ask you, "What would you do?"
  36. The Good News Beyond the Bad (l) - World peace. For centuries, philosophers and poets have dared to dream the impossible dream, asking, "What if ...?" Yet peace on even a small scale has been so elusive and seemed so hopeless. Yet people have always hoped.
  37. Neither Shall They Learn War Anymore (l) - Will humanity ever find a way to settle its differences without resorting to the violence of war?
  38. The Feast of Peace (l) - What is the meaning of the Feast of Peace? What is God's plan for mankind?
  39. 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.
  40. Searching for a Mideast Peace (l) - The long search for peace in Palestine.
Peace arch
  1. Peace Arch: Symbol of Unity (l) - There are lessons to be learned and remembered from our past and present relationships.
Peace corps
  1. The Greatest Humanitarian Cause (l) - Do you have trouble with prayer? How should we pray? For what should we pray? What lessons should we learn from prayer? Let's consider Christ's lesson on the subject.
Peace in a storm
  1. Christ, Deep Water and You (l) - Jesus' disciples learned a lesson about having faith when the storms of life suddenly strike. Their lesson is just as important to each of us when we face our own storms.
Peace in family
  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?
Peace in Israel
  1. (l) - Recently Prime Minister Olmert told an Israeli newspaper that Israel's survival depends on the creation of a viable Palestinian state.
Peace is coming
  1. Causes of War (l) - Human history is, at its core, the story of wars.
Peace of mind
  1. The Quiet Mind (l) - Where do major catastrophes like the South Asian tsunami fit in the long train of prophetic events?
  2. Proverbs: Peace of Mind (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  3. Bible Answers for Coping with Stress (l) - If you're like most of us, you're feeling stress from circumstances in your life. Sometimes the stress we face feels unbearable. But even daily stress can take a toll.
  4. Financial Security and Peace of Mind (l) - God promises material blessings to those who obey Him and acknowledge Him with their wealth (Proverbs 3:1, 9-10). Through the prophet Malachi God warned that withholding His tithe amounts to robbing Him, but He will bless those who tithe (Malachi 3:7-12).
  5. Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled (l) - When the storms and problems of life seem overwhelming, where can we turn for hope and encouragement?
  6. A Solution to Fear (l) - There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.
  7. How Strong Is Your Tea Bag? (l) - It's been said, "You never know how strong a tea bag is until you put it in hot water." On Sept. 11, 2001, America came to that boiling point.
Peace process
  1. The Wheat Doesn't Know Hate (l) - Peace, like war, must be waged with vision, imagination, self-sacrifice and a big dash of hope!
  2. 'Peace, Peace!' When There Is No Peace (l) - After somehow surviving perhaps the bloodiest 100 years in human history, will we finally see the peace process work in the 21st century?
Peace, finding
  1. When Will Suffering Cease? (l) - In this 'present evil age' (Galatians 1:4) God is allowing human beings to learn important lessons. He wants mankind to know that sin produces horrible consequences and that we have brought much grief on ourselves by rejecting His instructions.
Peace, lasting
  1. Will One Good Man Stand Up? (l) - Regardless of whether an Iraqi war occurs, lasting peace will not exist until Christ intervenes to restore universal justice among the nations.
Peace, making
  1. Making Peace (l) - When friends are at each other's throats...
  2. Two Men and a Valley (l) - The world will never have lasting peace so long as men reserve for war the finest human qualities. (John Foster Dulles)
Peace, memorials to
  1. Memorials to Peace, Not War (l) - God shows us in His Word, the Bible, several days set aside to teach, honor and show the way to peace among all the families of the earth. He calls them "the feasts of the Lord."
Peace, way to
  1. Memorials to Peace, Not War (l) - God shows us in His Word, the Bible, several days set aside to teach, honor and show the way to peace among all the families of the earth. He calls them "the feasts of the Lord."
Peace, world
  1. 'Peace, Peace!' When There Is No Peace (l) - After somehow surviving perhaps the bloodiest 100 years in human history, will we finally see the peace process work in the 21st century?
Peaceful
  1. Like a Dove (l) - What do doves and Christians have in common?
Peaceful transition
  1. Sharing the Front Porch (l) - The vision of America's "front porch" at the presidential inauguration.
Peaceful world
  1. A Day in the Kingdom of God (l) - A personal reflection on a day yet to come -- in a wonderful world tomorrow.
Peacemaker with friends
  1. Just for Youth: Making Peace (l) - What should you do when friends are at each other's throats?
Peacemaking
  1. Go Ahead, Rock the Boat (l) - We all know the old saying, "Don't rock the boat." But there are cases where this is neither helpful nor correct.
  2. 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.
  3. The Way of Peace (l) - Though Christ's rule will begin by halting wars using supernatural force, soon peace will spread through education in the way of peace.
  4. Are You Pulling Your Own Hair? (l) - Do we often overreact to situations without looking within? How can we better cope with offenses in life? Watching our newborn gave us food for thought about how adults react, and how we can better handle hurts and offense ourselves.
Peanuts
  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.
Pedophilia
  1. World News and Trends - Sep/Oct 2005 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Sept, 2005.
Peer influence
  1. Proverbs: Keep Company With The Wise (l) - Daily wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  2. A Lesson From Tony (l) - What can we do to help direct our children on the right path -- the path that leads to happiness, instead of self-destruction?
Peer pressure
  1. Borderline Christians: A New Generation (l) - Being indecisive is a common affliction today. Why is it that so many want to be part of the world and part of the Church at the same time?
  2. Are You a Frog in a Pot? (l) - Some people live their lives oblivious to the environment around them. You don't have to, and God doesn't want you to. Here's why.
  3. What Does God think About Drugs? (l) - Through the principles found in the Bible, we can know what He thinks about this modern issue.
  4. 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?
  5. Rise Above Peer Pressure (4/2001) (l) - Pressure to conform is especially powerful when we are young. How does peer pressure work and how can we master it?
  6. How to Say No (Without Losing Your Friends) (l) - Sometimes if you don't say no you can end up hurting yourself. The challenge is learning to say no without offending others and losing your friends.
  7. I Dare You! (l) - "I dare you! I double dare you!" Then what? Those words are often followed by actions that are dangerous, illegal, embarrassing or risky in one way or another.
  8. Rise Above Peer Pressure (l) - Finding true friends and dealing with unwanted pressures are challenges at any age. Where can teenagers turn for help?
Peers
  1. Fitting In (l) - Following God's way of life means standing out from the crowd
Pen and paper
  1. Pen and Paper the Best Memory Aid (l) - Taking notes longhand makes for better comprehension, study finds.
Penalty
  1. Other Important Ways Jesus Fulfilled the Law (l) - Jesus fulfilled everything prescribed in the offerings for sin in the law of sacrifices.
  2. Circumcision vs. a 'New Creation' in Christ (l) - The Jewish practice of requiring gentiles to be circumcised to be accepted into their fellowship threatened the unity of the early Church.
  3. Other Important Ways Jesus Fulfilled the Law (l) - Jesus also fulfilled the law in the sense that He met the law's requirement by paying the penalty each of us incurred for disobedience, which is death.
Penalty of law
  1. The 'Curse of the Law' (l) - In both writing and preaching, scholars and pastors alike turn to Galations 3:10-13 to support a badly misguided assumption that Paul viewed God's law as a curse.
Penalty of sin
  1. The Redeemer (l) - Sin is the enemy of all mankind and all men sin. So how can man redeem himself?
  2. How is sin forgiven? (l) - Who pays the penalty for sin, making forgiveness possible?
  3. Jesus Christ's Perfect Love and Sacrifice (l) - No matter what our background or past mistakes, when we genuinely repent and are baptized, God promises complete forgiveness.
Penance
  1. Repentance, Penance and Grace (l) - God is pleased with repentance but not penance. Penance implies that we must pay for our own sins.
Penny
  1. Lessons From a Penny (l) - A penny may not be worth much, but the messages on it remind us of some valuable life lessons. Is there a message for you?
Pentateuch
  1. The Books of the Bible (l) - The list and organization of the books of the Bible.
  2. The Five Books of Moses (l) - Moses was the author of the first five books of the Bible. There is much corroborating evidence.
Pentecost
  1. The Biblical Festivals That Reveal Christ's Role in God's Plan (l) - Jesus Christ celebrated seven festivals every year that most Christians today can't even name, yet they have His imprint all over them. He is the reason for each of these seasons, and they have great meaning for anyone who would like to follow Him better. What are these festivals, and what do they reveal about our Savior and King?
  2. A Pentecost Message: It's Your Church Too! (l) - Did you realize that this biblical Holy Day has special significance for young people?
  3. Joel and the Start of the Church (l) - Was God reminding us through this reference to Joel's stark prophetic book that the Church would develop in a hostile environment?
  4. Pentecost: The POWER to Change Your Life (l) - What happened on Pentecost in A.D. 31 changed the apostles in a way they never could have expected. It also reveals an incredible change that can -- and must -- take place in our lives.
  5. Pentecost and the Book of Ruth (l) - What connections are there between Pentecost and the book of Ruth?
  6. God's Feasts Answer the Big Questions - Part 1 (l) - Just as teachers prepare lesson plans for their students, God, through His feasts, provides a lesson plan for humanity.
  7. The Biblical Feast of Firstfruits: How It Explains a Great Mystery (l) - A little-understood festival commanded in the Bible helps us understand a key aspect of God's plan and why most of the world doesn't know or understand Him.
  8. The Remarkable Lesson of God's Feast of Firstfruits (l) - If Jesus Christ came to save mankind, why is the world in such sad shape? The answer is found in a little-understood festival God revealed in the Bible.
  9. Who Are God's "Firstfruits"? (l) - The firstfruits of God's plan are those who are called now, in this age, and are having their minds and attitudes changed to become like Jesus Christ through God's Spirit working within them.
  10. The Feast of Pentecost and Its Meaning For All Mankind (l) - Pentecost has three different names. Those names point to different aspect of what the day means.
  11. Hope Beyond the Moment (l) - In helping others to trust in God despite their past, it's important to recall where God found us and maintain a humble spirit.
  12. Pentecost: The Power of God in Our Lives (l) - Are you stuck in the rut of this world? Jesus Christ offers you spiritual power that can transform your life.
  13. The Father, the Son and the Feast of Pentecost (l) - Great miracles took place on the Feast of Pentecost, recorded in Acts 2. What miraculous roles did God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, perform?
  14. The Holy Spirit (2016) (l) - Most people don't understand the working of the Holy Spirit. As a result, they don't recognize its power to transform our lives.
  15. What Did the Early Church Believe and Practice? (l) - These are some of the major differences between the Christianity of the time of Christ and the apostles and that commonly practiced today. Look into your Bible to see if your beliefs and practices square with what Jesus Christ and the apostles practiced and taught.
  16. The Apostles: A Case Study in Conversion (l) - The coming of the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2:1-4) transformed the apostles of Jesus Christ from a group of ordinary men into some of the most remarkable and dynamic leaders the world has known. To appreciate the magnitude of their transformation, we need to take a closer look at the same men before they received God's Spirit.
  17. The Feast of Pentecost: The Firstfruits of God's Harvest (l) - Pentecost serves as an annual reminder that our Creator still works miracles, granting His Spirit to the firstfruits of His spiritual harvest, empowering them to carry out His work in this world.
  18. The New Testament Church Begins (l) - A new phase in God's plan of salvation involves God working through a group of people -- the Church -- who are spiritually transformed by the Holy Spirit. God chooses them not only to receive salvation for themselves, but to carry out His work for the ultimate benefit of all humanity.
  19. Pentecost (l) - Pentecost is the anniversary of the beginning of Christianity under the New Covenant. It was on Pentecost that God first made His Spirit available to all who would repent.
  20. The Wave-Sheaf Offering (l) - In ancient Israel, the beginning of the spring grain harvest was marked with an unusual ceremony - the waving of the first sheaf of grain to be accepted by God. This simple act holds great spiritual significance!
  21. The 'Feasts of the Lord' in the Book of Acts (l) - We find not an inkling in the book of Acts -- a chronicle of the first 30 years of Church history -- that the feast days had been changed or abolished, or other days substituted in their place. Rather, they assumed a much greater meaning to the Christian community.
  22. The Lesson of the Feast of Firstfruits (l) - If Jesus Christ came to save mankind, why is the world in such sad shape?
  23. Living a Great Miracle - Being Led by God's Spirit (l) - God's Spirit doesn't drive, drag or push us around; it lead us, and must be willing to follow.
  24. What Religious Days Did Jesus Observe? (l) - Every year millions celebrate major religious holidays that are found nowhere in the Bible. If we are to truly follow Christ, shouldn't we consider which religious days He observed?
  25. The Biblical Festivals That Teach Us About Jesus Christ (l) - Few people are aware of the seven festivals God reveals in the Bible. Even fewer are aware that they center around and teach us a great deal about Jesus Christ and His role in God's plan for all mankind.
Pentecostals
  1. Tongues and Slaying in the Spirit (l) - What are the gifts of the Spirit and will they be obvious to those around us?
People of God
  1. What Is the Church? (l) - "As a consequence of this broad background of meaning in the Greek and Old Testament worlds, the term 'church' is used in the New Testament of a local congregation of called-out Christians, such as the 'church of God which is at Corinth' (1 Cor. 1:2), and also of the entire people of God, such as in the affirmation that Christ is 'the head over all things to the church, Which is his body' (Eph. 1:22-23)
  2. A People Special to God (l) - The special and holy people of God, like Abraham, are obedient people-selected from all nations-who have chosen not to live by bread alone, "but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God" (Matthew 4:4).
  3. The Historical Background of the Term Church (l) - The term 'church' is used in the New Testament of a local congregation of called-out Christians, such as the 'church of God which is at Corinth' (1 Cor. 1:2), and also of the entire people of God, such as in the affirmation that Christ is 'the head over all things to the church, Which is His body. (Eph. 1:22-23)
  4. Growing in Faith (l) - We must have faith to receive God's gift of salvation. In our faithless age (Luke 18:8), how can we develop living, active faith?
  5. The Historical Background of the Word Church (l) - The term church is used in the New Testament to mean a local congregation of called-out Christians.
People of the book
  1. The State of Israel: Small but Significant (l) - Israel's significance despite its small size.
People pleasing
  1. Peeling Back the Layers (l) - Sometimes we see God in very small things that make large impressions.
People who believe
  1. What Do They Say About the Bible? (l) - We should give serious consideration to the high regard respected people of past and present have had for the Bible.
Peppered moth
  1. Mothballing Evolution's Peppered Moths (l) - A supposed proof of evolution turns out to be flawed.
Peregrine Falcon
  1. Faster Than A Speeding Falcon (l) - New research gives insight into the incredible design of this bird of prey.
Perez
  1. Appendix 9: The Lion and the Unicorn (l) - Britain's heraldic imagery takes on great significance in light of the true biblical identity of the British people and their royal family.
  2. Only One Place to Go (l) - How God would fulfill the specific promises to David, who was descended from Perez?
  3. The Scepter Promise (l) - What is the scepter promise and to whom does it belong?
Perfect government
  1. Why Is the Perfect Government So Elusive? (l) - The search for the best government has occupied mankind for thousands of years. And still, no one would ever call any of the systems in place today ideal.
Perfect love
  1. Perfect Love (l) - Do we place unnecessary walls between ourselves and our brothers and sisters in Christ? A mature love can breach those walls.
Perfect mate
  1. 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?
Perfect righteous
  1. Glossary (bsc3) (l) - A glossary of the terms used in this Bible study.
Perfection
  1. Living God's Way (l) - What should be the focus of God's people, His sheep?
  2. Less Than Perfect (l) - Spiritual growth is serious business. Our Christian calling requires striving for perfection.
Perfume
  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.
Pergamos
  1. The Book of Revelation: History and Prophecy (l) - Many people view Revelation, sometimes called the Apocalypse, as a mysterious book of strange symbols and images. Yet is has a clear and definite historical background.
Perjery
  1. Does the Truth Really Matter? (l) - We live in a world in which, as Isaiah 59:14 says, "Truth is fallen in the street." Is truth that important anymore? Is it important to you?
Persecution
  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. Preparing for a Famine of the Word of God (l) - Today the Bible -- God's written Word -- is so widely available, it's hard to understand how rare it was in the past, or how scarce God's Word might be in the future. What should we do to prepare for what God calls a coming "famine of the Word"?
  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. Planet Earth Will Survive and Flourish! (l) - Over the centuries many have proclaimed the end of the world - some even in recent months. What does the Bible say about our planet's future?
  5. Persecution of Christians in Britain (l) - The persecution of Christians in the developing world has increased rapidly during the last decade.
  6. Something Better Than Easter (l) - Exactly how did Easter - a holiday not found in the Bible and never celebrated in the early Church - come to replace the Passover, an observance that is plainly found in the Bible?
  7. Mideast Christians Face Fears, Questions Following ISIS Occupation (l) - Even if Iraqi forces and their supporters are able to push the Islamic State or ISIS out of its foothold in Iraq, prospects are not good for one of the most persecuted and brutalized groups fighting for liberation from ISIS -- Middle Eastern Christians
  8. Satan's War Against the People of God (l) - Satan's warfare against God's people, including Christ, is a primary subject of the book of Revelation.
  9. Story Flow of the Book of Revelation (l) - Story flow of the book of Revelation.
  10. Is Today's Technology Foretold in Bible Prophecy? (l) - Three specific prophecies recorded thousands of years ago foreshadow our amazing age of advanced technology!
  11. The Perfect Prophetic Storm (l) - The Bible prophecies a time when two earthshaking events will combine to overwhelm humanity. What are these two events, these prophectic storms?
  12. Choosing to Suffer... (l) - Frightening circumstances which developed in Tajikistan in 1996-1997 evolved into the necessary evacuation of about 200 Sabbatarians to Ukraine.
Persecution of Christianity
  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. World News and Trends - May/Jun 2005 (l) - An Overview of conditions around the world. May/June 2005.
  3. The New Intolerance (l) - The Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles has allowed license plates that read "Hot Dam," "Witches," "2Sexy" and "2Hot4U," yet denied a person who wanted to put "Pray" on her plates because it would violate separation of church and state. We see similar trends all over the United States. Has political correctness, touted to promote tolerance, actually created a new intolerance towards Christianity?
Persecution of Christians
  1. 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.
Perserverance
  1. Persistence Pays Off (l) - Our children need perseverance whether they are tending a garden, learning to play a musical instrument, or practicing gymnastics. Here are some tips for helping kids develop stick-to-it-iveness.
  2. Planning for Life (l) - Part 4 -- In this concluding installment we discuss how to build a support network and why we shouldn't automatically accept limitations others may impose.
Perseverance
  1. Let's Keep on Going! (l) - The adventures of the great Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton carry meaning and inspiration for those on the Christian journey.
  2. Climb Every Mountain (l) - We face many difficult challenges in our lives, but it's what we learn during those adventures that counts.
  3. Overcoming Adversity Requires Perseverance (l) - While mustering human perseverance can pay off, most people are still not as successful as they could be because they fail to utilize one additional critical key in becoming a successful overcomer. Do you have what it takes?
  4. 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.
  5. Never Give Up! (l) - During a time of unemployment and depression, a little puppy brought a sparkle of life back into my heart. Until she disappeared ...
  6. "How Long, O Lord?" (l) - Theintense question of God's people down through the ages: When will we get there? How much longer until the Kingdom of God arrives?
  7. Courageous Olympic Moments-and the Race We Run (l) - The world's greatest athletes pit their skill and strength against others in the Olympic Games. Past Olympics inspire us with stories of great conviction and courage. These games should also inspire us with their reminders of crucial aspects of the Christian life.
  8. Faith and Faithfulness: Fundamental to Relationships and Responsibilities (l) - Do you trust God completely? So much so that you live accordingly--to the point that He is able to trust you? When Jesus Christ returns, wouldn't it be wonderful to hear Him say approvingly, "Well done, good and faithful servant"?
  9. 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.
  10. It's Not Fair! (l) - Does life seem unfair to you? Would you like to know one sure way to overcome problems and trials?
  11. 275 Steps (l) - God will help us overcome the trials in our lives, no matter how difficult the climb.
  12. The Fruit of the Spirit - God's Spirit: The Power to Transform Your Life (l) - Jesus Christ is cultivating supernatural "fruit" in the lives of His disciples. To understand that miraculous effect, we must first understand the awesome cause and ultimate source--the Spirit of God.
  13. Staying the Course (l) - Baptism and the related steps we must take are only the beginning of the road to eternal life. Before we arrive at our ultimate destination, however, there are miles of road to travel.
  14. Piggyback (l) - I was touched and inspired watching a father and his young daughter face a challenging quest together.
  15. Against All Odds (l) - What's holding you back from achieving your dreams? What overwhelming obstacles do you face? These stories of drive and perseverance can inspire us to go on in spite of the odds.
  16. The Lesson of "A Message to Garcia" (l) - God is looking for a few good men and women. Will you be ready to carry a message for Him?
  17. Perseverance: Staying With It to the End (l) - Jesus Christ is waiting to say "Well done!" to all His faithful servants who endure life's trials.
  18. A Kingdom That Cannot Be Shaken (l) - As in every war, the spiritual war is ultimately a contest for "hearts and minds." Let's hold our ground.
  19. I Hated You, Coach Ioveno (l) - He was tough and cruel, and I hated him. But now he was dying.
  20. The Hope of Glory (l) - The Olympic Games represent a striving for excellence in athletic achievement. Paul used them to illustrate another great contest.
Persia
  1. Daniel Forsees the Kingdom of God (l) - Jesus Christ will replace the kingdoms of this world with the Kingdom His Father will give Him at His return -- the Kingdom of God. This is the good news of Daniel's prophecy and the same good news Jesus preached.
  2. Who's Who in the Empires of the Bible (l) - The Bible mentions a number of kingdoms and empires. This overview will help you understand which played what roles in the history of the Bible -- and in roles yet to come!
  3. 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.
  4. The Bible and Archaeology - The Kingdom of Judah: Exile and Restoration (l) - Historical events that support the records of Daniel's prophecies in the Bible.
Persia and Greek wars
  1. Alexander, the Man Who Would Be God (l) - Millions remain fascinated by one of history's most intriguing and successful conquerors. An ancient source sheds new light on his achievements -- and his downfall.
  2. Alexander the Great: The Man Who Would Be God (l) - Millions remain fascinated by one of history's most intriguing and successful conquerors. An ancient source sheds new light on his achievements and his downfall. That ancient source is Bible prophecy!
Persian Gulf
  1. Closing the Strait of Hormuz: A Serious Iranian Threat (l) - Tehran has coveted complete control over the narrow Strait of Hormuz -- only 24 miles wide at its narrowest point -- for many years. How important is this crucial Middle Eastern waterway?
Persians
  1. Will Israel Attack Iran? (l) - Worries about a nuclear-armed Iran are real, and Israel is in the crosshairs. Will the Israelis act, and if so, when?
Persistence
  1. Persistence Pays Off (l) - Our children need perseverance whether they are tending a garden, learning to play a musical instrument, or practicing gymnastics. Here are some tips for helping kids develop stick-to-it-iveness.
  2. 275 Steps (l) - God will help us overcome the trials in our lives, no matter how difficult the climb.
  3. Until You Succeed! (l) - How many times does God expect us to pick ourselves up when we fall?
Personal best
  1. Best Effort (l) - Is there any benefit to doing our best or is only the first place finisher rewarded?
Personal challenge
  1. What Disability Can't Do to You (l) - For some, disability means an end to a real life. But, for others it's a challenge to adapt and do things they never thought they could do.
Personal correspondence
  1. Reader Helps (l) - An offer of personal correspondence to help with Bible study.
Personal counsel
  1. What Next? (l) - If you desire personal counseling, you may contact a minister in your area.
Personal debt
  1. Do You Know How to Use a Credit Card? (l) - What tips do financial experts recommend on using credit cards? In principal, does the bible offer advice on this modern practice? Understanding and practicing the keys revealed in this article can help your family to bolster its financial security.
Personal example
  1. "Please, Lord, Save Me From Your Followers" (l) - What kind of bumper sticker would you inspire?
  2. Learning How to Bounce Back (l) - These three steps can help you defeat life's challenges and tap into the power of resilience.
  3. Uncle Cec -- Where Have You Gone? (l) - Losing someone is difficult, but there is hope.
  4. A Time to Weep (l) - One man's heartbreaking story shows just how much each of us need God.
Personal experience
  1. Surviving the Bullies: A Story of Answered Prayer (l) - God can sometimes answer the simplest of prayers in the most surprising of ways.
  2. Lessons from a Bird (l) - When we consistently put other things before God, nothing seems to work well for long
  3. "I'm Not Sending You Away" (l) - Christians are God's own children whom He in His love has chosen. Just like any loving parent, God won't forsake us when we make mistakes or fail to live up to His standards, as long as we will still repent and seek to please Him.
Personal finances
  1. Managing Your Finances in Tough Times: Five Steps You Can Take (l) - In these serious economic times, what can you do to strengthen your family's financial position? Here are five crucial steps you can take to put your finances on a more sound footing.
  2. Introduction: Managing Your Finances (l) - Whether due to the overall state of the economy or their own mistakes with money, many find themselves mired in debt and worried about their financial future. Where can you turn for practical guidelines to manage your money?
Personal identity
  1. Who Are You? (l) - Every day we see people trying to discover their personal identity through plastic surgery or facial injections, meaningless sexual liaisons or by buying into the latest fads. How can you be at peace with yourself?
Personal lessons
  1. Welcome! (l) - Welcome to our first issue of Virtual Christian Magazine! What is the mission of the Virtual Christian?
Personal letters
  1. Reader Helps (l) - An offer of personal correspondence to help with Bible study.
Personal mission
  1. "Therefore We Do Not Lose Heart" (l) - The cover of a recent issue of Time magazine astonishingly declares, "2045: The Year Man Becomes Immortal." But the Bible tells a different story about living forever.
Personal responsibility
  1. The Blame Game We All Play (l) - When we get into trouble in our lives, whom do we blame and should we blame at all?
  2. Taking Responsibility (l) - They were 3,000 miles away and I'd been on my own for years, but I still found myself blaming my parents. Until...
Personal story
  1. My Search for the Truth (l) - "You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore" (Psalm 16:11).
Personalities
  1. Molding Your Personality for Leadership (l) - Have you ever considered what personality type is best for leaders? More importantly, what can you do about yours to become a more effective leader?
Personality
  1. Not How I Am (l) - Knowing who you are now is important. Knowing what you may become can change your life
Personification
  1. Personification of Animals Impedes Brain Development (l) - Can "anthropomorphic" animal cartoons cause learning deficiencies in children?
Perspective
  1. Vantage Point: Like an Eagle (l) - We all need a strategic and comprehensive perspective on life and world events. Vertical Thought strives to give you that strategic overview in every issue.
Perspective from God
  1. The Stunted Tree (l) - Where are we deciding to be planted, is it time to pull up roots?
Pesantren
  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.
Pessimism
  1. Catch the Disease of Optimism (l) - Why are some people overwhelmed by their problems, while others are simply challenged by them? Why do some draw back, give up and quit when facing obstacles, trials and difficulties while others with similar backgrounds, facing the same troubles, bounce back and keep working toward success? It all boils down to your frame of mind. Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
  2. Vantage Point (l) - If you've ever hiked or driven through the mountains, you've probably come to a spot providing a good vantage point from which to see your surroundings. Here you're afforded a panoramic view of where you've been and where you're going. There may even be a sign at such a spot giving a comprehensive or overall perspective.
Pestilence
  1. The Horsemen of Revelation: The Pale Horse of Pestilence (l) - Previous articles in this series covered the meaning of the first three of the horsemen of Revelation -- religious deception, war and famine. What does the fourth, the pale green horse and its rider, signify?
  2. Visions of Judgment: The Pale Horse of Pestilence (l) - The world is gripped by headlines of a new and deadly virus coming out of Asia. SARS has killed hundreds and threatens the economic stability of several Asian countries. Is this the leading edge of future plagues mentioned in your Bible, or another warning of the fragility of our modern world?
Peter
  1. Peter: From Fisherman to Faithful Fisher of Men (l) - What can we learn from this man who almost walked on water?
  2. An Invitation to Eternity (l) - "Follow me." What does this invitation from Jesus Christ involve? What does it require? Are you willing to join Him on the journey?
  3. Two Questions for a Disciple (l) - Jesus of Nazareth asked two key questions of His disciple Peter -- questions that each of us also must ultimately answer.
  4. Hope Beyond the Moment (l) - In helping others to trust in God despite their past, it's important to recall where God found us and maintain a humble spirit.
  5. The Testimony of the New Testament (l) - Many are surprised to learn that the Bible reveals Christ as the Creator! More than once the apostle Paul explained to early Christians that God had created all things by Jesus Christ (Ephesians 3:9; Colossians 1:16). Hebrews 1:2 tells us that God "has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, . . . through whom also He made the worlds."
  6. Profiles of Faith - Peter: From Fisherman to Fisher of Men (l) - We are to become fishers of men and women. There is no greater work or priviledge on the face of the earth, as a man called Peter learned.
  7. The Bible & Archaeology - The Book of Acts: The Church Begins (l) - After decades of examination, Sir William Ramsay concluded that the Book of Acts is trustworthy, with a true historic sense.
  8. Walking on Water: Faith Over Physics (l) - Remember when Peter walked on water, if only for a few moments? Think about this: Physically speaking, what are the chances that a human being could walk on water?
Petrified wood
  1. God, Science and the Bible (5/05) (l) - News from the world of science about God and the Bible. May/June 2005
Petroleum products
  1. In the News Apr/June 2008 (l) - Items of interest in the news. April-June 2008
Pets
  1. Duke: Lessons From a Cat's Life (l) - "There is nothing in the animal world, to my mind, more delightful than grown cats at play. They are so swift and light and graceful, so subtle and designing, and yet so richly comic." -- Monica Edwards, children's book author
Pharisees
  1. Is the Kingdom Within You? (l) - Rather than telling the Pharisees that the Kingdom of God was something in their hearts, Jesus Christ warned them that they were so spiritually blind they couldn't recognize the very personification of that Kingdom in Him.
  2. What Is 'Corban'? (l) - This explains the meaning of "Corban" and tells us not to use it an excuse to neglect our parents.
  3. Confusion Over Legalism: What It Is and Isn't (l) - The religious authorities who accused Jesus Christ of breaking the Sabbath have been described as having a legalistic approach. But what does the term "legalism" mean?
Pharisees and archaeology
  1. Jesus Christ's Later Ministry (l) - Archeaological findings shed light on and confirm the accuracy of historical details recorded for us in the Gospels.
Philadelphia, Laodicea
  1. The Book of Revelation: History and Prophecy (l) - Many people view Revelation, sometimes called the Apocalypse, as a mysterious book of strange symbols and images. Yet is has a clear and definite historical background.
Phileo
  1. The Different Kinds of Love Mentioned in the Bible (l) - The New Testament uses several words translated "love." Understanding their meanings helps us better comprehend God's expectations of us.
Philippines
  1. January/February 2018 (l) - An overview of events and conditions around the world featured in the January/February 2018 issue of Beyond Today.
  2. Current Events & Trends (l) - An overview of events and conditions around the world featured in the March/April 2019 issue of Beyond Today.
  3. Held Hostage (l) - What would you do if you were kidnapped by thugs? Would you cry out to God asking for help? Read this inspiring true-life story that shows that God does hear and answer our prayers!
Philistines
  1. God, Science and the Bible (5/06) (l) - News from the world of science about God and the Bible. May/June 2006
  2. Who Were the Philistines? (l) - The warlike neighbors of ancient Israel.
  3. God, Science and the Bible - Discoveries at Goliath's hometown support accuracy of the Bible (l) - News from the world of science about God and the Bible.
Phillips, Melanie
  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."
Philo
  1. Only God Knows What He Knows (l) - The traditional concept of God is rooted in Greek philosophy and conflicts with the Bible. We can relate to God in human terms because that's how He describes Himself to us in the Bible.
Philosophy
  1. Groping for Meaning and Morality (l) - Man has developed three views, nihilism, humanism & immanence, that attempt to explain the meaning of life without God. These have had an enormous impact on the world and the way people live.
  2. The Ascetic Philosophy Affecting the Colossians (l) - The philosophy Paul was warning against in Colossians was of ascetic claims to superiority were based on their deceptive "appearance of wisdom in promoting self-imposed piety, humility, and severe treatment of the body"
  3. Absolutely No Absolutes! (l) - Are there absolutely no absolutes, or does our faith in God show us that there absolutely are?
Phobias
  1. Mindsets -- A Set Mind (l) - We can carry around problems for most of our lives without realizing what kind of mindset we're developing. With God's help, we can overcome these mindsets and change our inner man to prepare for the Kingdom.
Phoebe
  1. Women of Faith (l) - Of all the faithful listed in Hebrews 11, only two are women: Sara and Rahab the harlot. But are there other faithful women in the scriptures and, if so, what can we learn from their examples?
Phoenicia
  1. King Solomon's Reign--Israel's Golden Years (l) - What has archaeology revealed about King Solomon's reign in the 10th century B.C.? Remarkably, there is much evidence to corroborate the biblical account.
Phoenicians
  1. The Tuatha de Danaan (l) - Brief history of the Tuatha de Danaan.
  2. Israel's Golden Age (l) - The golden age of Israel under David and Solomon.
Phoenicians and Solomon
  1. International Trade: A Source of Solomon's Wealth (l) - Solomon built many merchant ships manned by both Israelite and Phoenician sailors. The wealth accumulated by this maritime traffic is astounding, even by modern standards.
Photosynthesis
  1. Consider the Lily (l) - What a miracle the birth of a child is! Children change and grow almost daily. As Christians, we are told we are spiritually to be like little children, but what does the lily have to do with that?
Phylacteries
  1. Newly Discovered Dead Sea Scrolls (l) - New scrolls from the famous Dead Sea collection shed light on life at the time of Christ.
Physical fitness
  1. Fitness or Fatness: What's Your Plan? (l) - We generally take care of our cars, but most people don't have much of a plan for their health. With so much working against us, how can we choose fitness?
Pickett's charge
  1. Two Minutes Dedicated to Eternity (l) - Could you sit down and write out in 266 words what you are all about?
Picking friends
  1. You Can Pick Your Friends (l) - You must take seriously the personal responsibility of choosing the right friends. The good news is that with these guidelines, you can pick them!
Pigeons
  1. Bird Brains: Brighter Than We Thought (l) - Scientists from Baylor College of Medicine have discovered a unique mechanism that allows pigeons to navigate using the earth's magnetic field.
Pigs
  1. Easter vs. the Bible (l) - For millions of professing Christians Easter is the most important day of the calendar year because it commemorates Jesus' resurrection. Easter sunrise services are considered the holiest assembly of the year--a time when Christians reaffirm that Jesus is risen and their hope in Him is true.
PIIGS
  1. European Financial Crisis May Result in Significant Political Changes (l) - As European leaders talk of the need for greater integration of their finances, some countries may have to leave the eurozone. Could this lead to a two-tiered Europe, with a solid core of nations built around Germany and German principles of tight money?
Pilate
  1. The Bible and Archaeology: Jesus Christ's Arrest, Trial and Crucifixion (l) - In the four gospels no period of Christ's ministry is more detailed than the last few days when he was arrested, tried, and crucified as a common criminal.
Pilgrims
  1. Is Thanksgiving Rooted in a Biblical Festival? (l) - Historians and Jewish sources point out that America's Thanksgiving holiday may not have been a totally new celebration-but that its roots may go back thousands of years to the biblical Feast of Tabernacles.
  2. 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.
  3. The Ageless 'Heart Steps' of a Pilgrim's Walk (l) - This coming Thanksgiving in America, the exploits of the Pilgrims and the lessons of pilgrimage can be lost in the holiday shuffle.
Pill the
  1. 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.
Pim
  1. God, Science and the Bible (7/05) (l) - News from the world of science about God and the Bible.
Pioneers
  1. The Ageless 'Heart Steps' of a Pilgrim's Walk (l) - This coming Thanksgiving in America, the exploits of the Pilgrims and the lessons of pilgrimage can be lost in the holiday shuffle.
Pipes, Daniel
  1. What's Behind Today's Worldwide Wave of Terrorism? (l) - Passenger jets blown out of the sky, suicide bombings that deliberately target innocent civilians, men who shoot fleeing children in the back -- what do these horrors have in common, and why?
Pirates
  1. World News & Trends: July/August 2010 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. July 2010
Pitcairn Island
  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.
Place of safety
  1. The Seventh Trumpet - the Return of Jesus Christ (l) - Paul wrote in 1 Thessalonians 4:17Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. about the resurrection and glorification of Christ's followers at His return. 1 Thessalonians 4:16For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: shows that this will occur when Christ descends from heaven with a mighty shout and the great sound of a trumpet. This is no secret event.
Place to contemplate
  1. Vantage Point: Over the Cliff (l) - Vertical Thought can help you maintain an overview of life.
Placenta
  1. The Miracle of Birth: "I Saw God Today" (l) - "My brand new baby girl, she's a miracle. I saw God today," sang George Strait in his 2008 hit song titled, "I Saw God Today." When I witnessed the birth of my two daughters, the word "miracle" naturally popped out to describe such a moment of awe.
Plagiarism
  1. In the News January 2011 (l) - News of interest to teens and young adults from a biblical perspective.
Plague
  1. The Horsemen of Revelation: The Pale Horse of Pestilence (l) - Previous articles in this series covered the meaning of the first three of the horsemen of Revelation -- religious deception, war and famine. What does the fourth, the pale green horse and its rider, signify?
  2. 10 Million AIDS Orphans: A Disaster for Africa (l) - AIDS has taken a terrible toll and the plague is far from over. What will stop the horror?
  3. (l) - Deadly diseases such as bubonic plague still threaten, even in the United States.
Plague in history
  1. Deadly Diseases: Again a Threat to Humanity? (l) - Plague: still nearby, still deadly.
Plagues
  1. Graphic: Timeline of End Time Events (l) - The book of Revelation describes Satan's wrath on God's people and God's judgment on humanity as seven seals. Additional passages in Matthew, Daniel and other books add further detail. By piecing together all of these references, we can create a timeline of end-time events, presented here. Feel free to print this chart and stow it in your Bible for reference.
  2. 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!
Plagues emerging
  1. Deadly Diseases: Again a Threat to Humanity? (l) - Plague: still nearby, still deadly.
Plagues of Egypt
  1. Archaeology and the Book of Exodus--Exit From Egypt (l) - Archaeologists have made many significant discoveries that make the book of Exodus and the Israelistes' time in Egypt come alive.
Plan for life
  1. How to Plan Your Life - Part 1 - Get a Plan (l) - It is only by looking beyond our next immediate step that we will be able to keep from being washed along by the currents of life.
Plan of God
  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?
  2. Some Keys to Understanding the Bible (l) - How can one make sense of the Word of God? Here are a few basics.
Plan of salvation
  1. The Biblical Festivals That Reveal God's Plan of Salvation (l) - Sin has cut humanity off from God and brought the ultimate penalty of death. But God has a plan to heal the broken relationship and save mankind. That plan is revealed in a series of annual reminders-the festivals of God found in the Bible.
  2. How Should We Observe God's Festivals? (l) - After we come to realize that the Holy Days are vitally important to mankind and eminently applicable to our modern world, we naturally want to learn more about how to observe them.
  3. 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.
  4. The Only Sure Thing (l) - There is one sure bet in your life - are you ready to collect on it?
  5. What Does God Require for Eternal Life? (l) - God promises eternal life to all who believe in and accept Jesus Christ as their Savior. But do we have any responsibility beyond believing?
  6. Predestination: Are You Just a Pawn? (l) - Is every detail of your life already mapped out in advance?Are you just a preprogrammed figure in a cosmic game of chess being moved from square to square by irresistible destiny?
  7. Reconciliation: The Only Remedy for Painful Rejection (l) - Someone has already walked before us on the painful path of life and its rejections, to make our walk one of harmony with our fellow man and our creator
  8. The Gospel From Abraham to Paul (l) - Do you understand what the gospel really is? Many have never really comprehended this most important truth.
  9. Who Delivers Us From Sin? (l) - Reasons to rejoice in the Passover season.
  10. Do Good People Really Go to Heaven When They Die? (l) - Most churchgoers believe that when they die they will go to heaven. But will they?the Bible reveals some astounding truths about the muystery of life beyond the grave.
  11. 'Christ, Our Passover, Was Sacrificed for Us' (l) - The prophet Isaiah foretold Jesus Christ's ultimate sacrifice: 'He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities ... and the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.'
  12. The Real Gospel of Jesus Christ (l) - Is the gospel a message ABOUT Jesus Christ, or is it the message He brought? You need to understand the real good news of Jesus Christ!
  13. God's Family: the Reason You Were Born (l) - Our becoming children of God is the heart and core of God's great plan for humanity.
  14. (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?
  15. The Kingdom of God: The Heart of Christ's Message (l) - The central theme of Jesus Christ's message was the Kingdom of God. What did he teach about this Kingdom, and why is there so much confusion about it?
  16. Why Was Jesus Christ Resurrected? (l) - What is the importance of the resurrection of Jesus Christ? What does it mean for our future?
  17. Who Could Possibly Misunderstand the Second Coming? (l) - Both the apostles and the early Church misunderstood Christ's second coming. Could you be repeating their mistakes today?
  18. 'Dust to Dust' (l) - The truth about life and death is out there, but not in our stars or ourselves. Our revealed future is far greater than the stuff of dreams.
  19. 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?
  20. The Biblical Festivals That Teach Us About Jesus Christ (l) - Few people are aware of the seven festivals God reveals in the Bible. Even fewer are aware that they center around and teach us a great deal about Jesus Christ and His role in God's plan for all mankind.
  21. "All Those in the Tombs Will Hear His Voice' (l) - Jesus made a number of puzzling references to a future resurrection -- puzzling, that is, if we try to reconcile them with the traditional view of heaven and hell.
  22. How World Peace Will Come (l) - God has promised us 1,000 years of peace. Yet human efforts to achieve enduring peace have always failed. Here is the amazing story of how God will usher in a golden age of lasting peace for all mankind.
  23. What Religious Days Did Jesus Observe? (l) - Every year millions celebrate major religious holidays that are found nowhere in the Bible. If we are to truly follow Christ, shouldn't we consider which religious days He observed?
  24. Why Did He Have to Die? (l) - Why did Christ have to die?
  25. 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.
  26. Is There Life Out There? (l) - Will humanity's salvation come from outer space or does God have other plans?
  27. 'One of the Lucky Ones' (l) - With so much suffering in the world, can we have hope for a brighter tomorrow?
Planet X
  1. 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
Planned Parenthood
  1. Abortion and Planned Parenthood (l) - America's abortion debate is a window on one of the country's deepest spiritual crises. When we see injustice, brutality and sin on this scale, we rightly get angry at the evil. How can we ensure we're experiencing godly, righteous anger instead of destructive, carnal anger?
Planning
  1. Vantage Point: How Far Ahead Do You Think? (l) - It's vital that we plan ahead before the real "ahead" gets here - and it's coming fast.
Planning for a career
  1. Careers in the New Millennium (l) - What trends will shape your future world of work? What can you do to prepare for the right career for you?
Planning future
  1. Planning for Life--Two Crucial Keys (l) - What steps can you take to make your life a success? How should you begin?
Plans
  1. Proverbs: God Has the Last Word (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  2. Proverbs: Include God In Your Plans (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  3. (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
Plant evolution
  1. What About Plant Evolution? (l) - A major problem for Neo-Darwinism is the complete lack of evidence for plant evolution in the fossil record.
Plant fungus
  1. Banana Crisis (l) - Economic damage to banana industry from spreading fungus.
Plant intelligence
  1. In the News: Plant Language (l) - According to research from scientists at Ben-Gurion University in Israel, plants communicate distress signals through their roots.
Plate tectonics
  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?
Plato
  1. What You See Is What You Will Receive (l) - Obviously, we don't yet have glorified bodies, but we have been invited to begin experiencing God's glory in our lives.
  2. The History of the Immortal-Soul Teaching (l) - Secular history reveals that the concept of the immortality of the soul is an ancient belief embraced by many pagan religions. But it is not a biblical or apostolic teaching.
Plato and trinity
  1. Greek Philosophy's Influence on the Trinity Doctrine (l) - Many historians and religious scholars, some quoted in this publication, attest to the influence of Greek or Platonic philosophy in the development and acceptance of the Trinity doctrine in the fourth century. But what did such philosophy entail, and how did it come to affect the doctrine of the Trinity?
Play
  1. 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.
  2. Let's Play (l) - "Teach your kids to play" is the theme of organizations like the Alliance for Childhood.
Pleasing God
  1. Are We Pleasing to God? (l) - Does our Father have expectations of Christian behavior? If so, what are they?
Pleasure
  1. The Truth About Love (l) - A Good News interview with Dr. Pat Love.
  2. Is the Pursuit of Happiness a God-Given Right? (l) - What did Thomas Jefferson and the other writers of the Declaration of Independence mean by "the pursuit of happiness"? How important is this right according to history and the Bible? (This is the third article in a series on the God-given rights of "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.")
Pledge of allegiance
  1. In the News Jul/Sep 2004 (l) - In the news... July/September 2004
  2. Under God - or Going Under? (l) - Highlighting a growing problem in America today.
  3. Patriotism: The Good, the Bad and the Biblical (l) - God's people have dual citizenship. It is noble and right to be patriotic toward our earthly nation, but we also should have a higher and more fervent patriotism for our heavenly Kingdom, which will be established on earth at the return of Christ. He tells us to "seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness" (Matthew 6:33).
  4. One Nation Under God? (l) - The pledge of allegiance, long recited by American schoolchildren, acknowledges that the United States is "one nation under God." But what place does God have in the country today?
  5. What Do You Mean, Under God? (l) - You've heard the controversy about "under God" and that the vast majority of Americans are in no mood to even consider removing these words from the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance. But is the United States a nation under God? The words are simple enough, but have you thought about their meaning? What do they mean to God?
  6. One Nation - Under God? (l) - The Pledge of Allegiance, long recited by U.S. school children, acknowledges the United States as "one nation under God." But does God have a place in America today?
Pliosaur
  1. In the News April 2010 (l) - News of interest to teens and young adults from a biblical perspective. April 2010
PLO
  1. Retreat From Gaza (l) - Israel has completed its pullout from Gaza, a piece of territory it has controlled since 1967. Is this the start of a final road to peace between the Palestinians and the Israelis? Or will it be a futile gesture that leaves Israel vulnerable to further terrorist attacks?
Pluralism
  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).
Plurality of God
  1. Elohim: The Plurality of God (l) - Throughout Scripture we come back to the reality that God has chosen to express His personal nature in terms of a family relationship. Elohim is the Hebrew word translated "God" in every passage of Genesis 1 as well as in more than 2,000 places throughout the Old Testament.
  2. How Is God Revealed in the Bible? (l) - A true understanding of God comes from only one source - God's revelation to mankind, the Bible. What does it reveal about God the Father and Jesus Christ?
  3. "The Lord Our God, the Lord Is One" (l) - "Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one!" This simple declaration by Moses in Deuteronomy 6:4, beginning what is now commonly referred to as the Shema (pronounced sh'MAH, Hebrew for "Hear"), has caused considerable consternation to many who try to understand who and what God is.
  4. The Plurality of God (l) - Throughout Scripture we come back to the reality that God has chosen to express His personal nature in terms of a family relationship. Elohim is the Hebrew word translated "God" in every passage of Genesis 1 as well as in more than 2,000 places throughout the Old Testament.
Poem
  1. "Fatherhood" (l) - A poem about fatherhood.
  2. Divine Power (l) - Poem about God's power.
  3. The Whole Church (l) - A poem about the Church.
Poison 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?
Poitiers
  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?
Poker
  1. In the News Jan/Mar 2008 (l) - News of interest to young people. Jan. 2008
Poland
  1. World News and Trends - Jan/Feb 2006 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Jan/Feb 2006.
  2. Poland Defies the EU (l) - In the European Union's desperate efforts to turn key points from its derailed constitution into a treaty last month, Poland became the principal impediment to the wishes of EU leaders. Why such Polish opposition?
  3. EU Pressures Poland and the Czech Republic (l) - The Continent's leaders are refusing to accept that the Lisbon treaty is dead, and are determined to persuade the Czechs and the Poles to complete the process.
  4. The Russian Bear Has Awakened (l) - While the world was distracted by the Olympic games in Beijing, Russia suddenly invaded Georgia, a staunch Western ally and possible future NATO member. What's behind Russia's muscle-flexing?
  5. Peace Kant Be Found (l) - Peace. Millions speak of it, thousands write of it, but only One can truly bring it.
Poland, catholicism and
  1. The Man Who Would Be Pope (l) - Signs of Pope John Paul II's failing health clearly renew speculation that he may not live much longer. Who would replace him as the next leader of the Roman Catholic Church? What qualities will the cardinals look for in the man who would be pope?
Police drill
  1. Surprise School Shooting Drill Terrifies Students (l) - In November 2014, police in a Florida town performed an active shooter drill in a local middle school.
Police shootings
  1. A Dangerous New Trend (l) - Sobering headlines repeat the same sad story: Policemen are shot and killed, many by ambush, while others accuse them of brutality and excessive force. What does this say about American society?
Polio
  1. What Do You Believe and Why? (l) - How do you know if what you believe is really true? Is it possible you have been influenced to believe things that are wrong? How can you replace faulty notions with true knowledge?
Politeness
  1. How to Communicate (l) - Good communication is an important skill to have.
  2. 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?
Political correctness
  1. How Correct is Political Correctness? (l) - Since political correctness will be part of nearly every college class you take, what should you know about it now?
  2. What We Don't Know Can and Will Hurt Us (l) - While technology expands exponentially, the kind of knowledge we urgently need to survive ebbs and wanes.
  3. Abortion Counselor Films Her Own Abortion (l) - In May, a New Jersey abortion clinic counselor, Emily Letts, filmed her own abortion and shared it on the Internet. The video gained immediate attention from news outlets.
  4. Silencing God's Children (l) - A major part of the war against God and godly values is the scourge of abortion -- the murder of the most helpless.
  5. 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.
  6. (l) - Here are some letters from readers of the Good News magazine regarding subjects like marriage, divorce, our destiny, diversity, and political correctness.
  7. 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).
Political division
  1. Political Disappointment and Division (l) - What's wrong with our leadership? Is increasing political divide leading to national fragmentation and possible breakup?
Political promises
  1. Will a New Leader Solve Our Problems? (l) - Why, after political leaders have promised for years to fix certain problems, are those obstacles still with us? Why, when so many hope and strive for positive change, does it remain tantalizingly out of reach?
Political systems
  1. 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?
Political unity
  1. Sharing the Front Porch (l) - The vision of America's "front porch" at the presidential inauguration.
Political violence
  1. Terrorism in the 21st Century (l) - A World News and Prophecy interview with Christopher Dobson, an expert on terrorism.
Politicians
  1. 'I Will Fight No More, Forever' (l) - American and Indian cultures clashed on a shrinking North American continent.
  2. World News and Trends - Jan/Feb 2005 (l) - An Overview of Conditions Around the World, Jan/Feb 2005
Politics
  1. Good Government and Politics (l) - Is it possible to have good government in a world of selfishness, cheating and lies?
  2. Whom Would Jesus Vote For? (l) - Conservative, liberal, third party, Tea Party or write-in candidate - which would Jesus support? Which should you?
Politics and religion
  1. Politics and Religion (l) - Is religion the latest political football in the U.S. presidential election?
  2. Election Year Religion (l) - God is "getting a lot of press" lately as the presidential candidates have brought religion into the campaign. Is the U.S. undergoing a significant change? Or are we witnessing politics as usual?
Politics of the Middle East
  1. King Hussein's Uncertain Legacy (l) - Power passes to the next generation in a key Middle Eastern Kingdom.
Pollution
  1. The Population Explosion and Prophecy (l) - The population explosion is a fact of life. But little have people realized that these circumstances are leading to the fulfillment of end-time prophecies-ultimately bringing the solutions to a troubled world that only God in His mercy can provide.
Polycrates
  1. What Easter Doesn't Tell You (l) - Could it be that Easter traditions leave something missing in the story of Jesus Christ?
Polygamy
  1. 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.
Polyvinyl chloride
  1. In the News... - Oct 2008 (l) - News summary. October 2008.
Pompeii
  1. The Day the World Ended: Lessons From Pompeii (l) - Pompeii's ruins tell a stark and heartrending story. One day Pompeii was a thriving, lively city; the next it was a steaming mound of smoldering volcanic ash. Does Pompeii's tragic tale hold lessons for us today?
Pompey
  1. A Close Encounter (l) - The Roman general Pompey entered Jerusalem in the first century B.C.determined to satisfy his curiosity about the worship of the Jewish people. He ascended the Temple Mount to find out the truth behind about reports that the Jewish people had no physical statue or image of God in their most sacred place of worship, the Holy of Holies
Pontius Pilate
  1. God, Science and the Bible (3/05) (l) - The remains of the biblical Pool of Siloam. DNA evidence "has shown, by the almost unbelievable complexity of the arrangements which are needed to produce life, that intelligence must have been involved."
  2. Ring Found Bearing Name of Roman Governor Pilate (l) - Was Pontius Pilate a fabricated individual in fabricated stories about Jesus, as some critics of the Bible would have us believe?
Ponzi scheme
  1. In Great Tragedy We Win (l) - God says our hearts are where our treasures are. Therefore, it is important to choose our treasure wisely.
Pool of Siloam
  1. God, Science and the Bible (3/05) (l) - The remains of the biblical Pool of Siloam. DNA evidence "has shown, by the almost unbelievable complexity of the arrangements which are needed to produce life, that intelligence must have been involved."
Poor
  1. Poverty Is Personal (l) - Poverty has been a constant presence throughout human history, but each of us has the opportunity to personally combat poverty every day while we look forward to a time when poverty will be a distant memory.
  2. What Will Christ's Reign Be Like? (l) - The Bible makes it clear that Jesus Christ will return to the earth as King and Messiah. But how will He rule? Does Bible prophecy give us descriptions of His reign?
  3. Proverbs: Be Kind To The Poor (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  4. Christianity and Capitalism: Do They Go Together? (l) - Recently Pope Francis slammed capitalism and the free market, advocating redistribution of wealth and other steps to level out incomes between rich and poor. What does the Bible say about Christianity and capitalism?
Poor choices
  1. You Can Have Anything You Want (l) - In today's world we're taught that if we want it, we can get it. But do we need it or should we have it? And what does God have to say about it?
Pope
  1. The Man Who Would Be Pope (l) - Signs of Pope John Paul II's failing health clearly renew speculation that he may not live much longer. Who would replace him as the next leader of the Roman Catholic Church? What qualities will the cardinals look for in the man who would be pope?
  2. World News and Trends - January/February 2007 (l) - World news. January 2007.
  3. Papal Authority, Protestants and Prophecy (l) - Will the Catholic Church's controversial restatement of its belief about the church derail ecumenical dialogue? What does the future hold?
  4. World News and Trends - September/October 2007 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Sept/Oct 2007
  5. The Message of Mitch (l) - A tragic example of the poor's vulnerability to natural disasters.
  6. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - Jan/Feb 1997 (l) - Illegal-drug trade builds worldwide economic powerhouse; Conflict sharpens over European Middle East role; British rule over Gibraltar threatened; Major species in jeopardy; Pope discusses evolution; Sexually transmissible diseases plague America.
  7. 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).
  8. The Papacy: Growing Role in the Coming Years? (l) - The latest trip by John Paul II to the Americas underscores the popularity of an aging yet dynamic religious figure.
  9. World News Review June 1999 (l) - World news - June 1999
  10. World News Review Jan. 1999 (l) - World news - Jan. 1999
  11. Pope John Paul II Advocates Sunday Keeping (l) - Could the recent apostolic letter revive historic precedent and lead to enforcement of Sunday worship?
Pope and ecumenism
  1. Ecumenism Gears Up for Year 2000 (l) - The drive toward uniting Christian religions is gathering momentum.
Pope and emperor
  1. Europe and the Church, Part 8...Otto the Great, Founder of the First Reich (l) - Almost everybody is aware of the Third Reich, which was meant to last a thousand years, but few today know much about the First Reich, which actually did. Although its origins go back to Charlemagne, the 10th century German Emperor Otto I was instrumental in founding the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation.
Pope and Europe
  1. World News and Trends - Jan/Feb 2005 (l) - An Overview of Conditions Around the World, Jan/Feb 2005
  2. Which Way Europe? (l) - Two voting sessions within a few weeks of each other could set the direction for future events within Europe. The first was the vote for the new pope, Benedict XVI. The second is the French referendum on the EU constitution. Both could have far-reaching implications for the Continent and the world.
Pope and Palestine
  1. Pope's Spiritual Journey Very Political (l) - Thought by some to be the most important visit Israel had ever hosted, Pope John Paul II's "personal spiritual journey" to the Holy Land turned out to be one of the most political of his 22-year pontificate.
Pope as a celibrity
  1. A Celebrity Pope (l) - Hundreds of millions of people around the world kept a daily vigil as the pope lay on his deathbed. Even more tuned in by television to watch his funeral. No funeral in the history of the world was seen by so many people. What does this mean for the Catholic Church and the rest of the world?
Pope Benedict
  1. Pope Benedict XVI Puts His Church "on Edge" (l) - In the last two years, Pope Benedict's clear positions on controversial issues appear to have given the Roman Catholic Church an "edgy" new decisiveness.
  2. Pope Calls for New "World Political Authority" (l) - Pope Benedict XVI and other world leaders are right that we do need a new "world political authority." But what does the Bible say about how it will come?
Pope Benedict XVI
  1. A Page on the World: The Rise of Benedict XVI (l) - Subtitled: The Inside Story of How the Pope Was Elected and Where He Will Take the Catholic Church. By John L. Allen Jr., Doubleday, 2005, ISBN: 0385513208.
  2. Rome's "Right Face" (l) - The Vatican's embarrassment caused by a restored bishop's views on the Holocaust hides the significance of the restoration itself.
Pope Francis
  1. A New Pope: Looking Ahead (l) - Pope Benedict's sudden and unexpected resignation has been called the Catholic Church's most stunning development in the last half century. Will the choice of a new pope bring significant changes in church culture, manners and even certain aspects of doctrine? More importantly, does Bible prophecy indicate the Roman church's ultimate destiny?
  2. Christianity and Capitalism: Do They Go Together? (l) - Recently Pope Francis slammed capitalism and the free market, advocating redistribution of wealth and other steps to level out incomes between rich and poor. What does the Bible say about Christianity and capitalism?
Pope John Paul II
  1. Death of a Titan: John Paul II's Impact on Europe and the World (l) - John Paul II lived in momentous times. He saw Eastern Europe freed from the shackles of communism and the European Union coming together to form a potential new superpower to eventually challenge the United States. He would personally impact these benchmark events.
Pope Leo III
  1. Europe and the Church, Part 7: Charlemagne, Father of Modern Europe (l) - Over three centuries after the fall of the Western Roman Empire, Charlemagne, king of the Franks, was crowned by the pope in the year 800. The second mountain "on which the woman sits" (Revelation 17:9) was set to inspire Europeans for centuries, including those behind today's European Union.
Pope Pius XII
  1. Europe and the Church, Part 12: A Period of Change for the Papacy (l) - In 1870 the First Vatican Council declared the pope infallible while solidifying his role as supreme spiritual and administrative head of the church. As Europe became embroiled in two World Wars, this decision laid the foundation for Pope Pius XII, whose influence in political events of the time has become a subject of investigation.
  2. Hitler's Pope: The Roman Church and the Third Reich (l) - Historian John Cornwell's biography of Pope Pius XII paints him as Hitler's enabler.
Pope's power and prestige
  1. A Celebrity Pope (l) - Hundreds of millions of people around the world kept a daily vigil as the pope lay on his deathbed. Even more tuned in by television to watch his funeral. No funeral in the history of the world was seen by so many people. What does this mean for the Catholic Church and the rest of the world?
Pope, election of
  1. The Man Who Would Be Pope (l) - Signs of Pope John Paul II's failing health clearly renew speculation that he may not live much longer. Who would replace him as the next leader of the Roman Catholic Church? What qualities will the cardinals look for in the man who would be pope?
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.
  2. The Population Bomb Keeps Ticking Away (l) - Should we celebrate that the world's population now tops six billion-or should we be alarmed? The population explosion portends problems that may crescendo into the end of this present age!
Population explosion
  1. The Population Explosion and Prophecy (l) - The population explosion is a fact of life. But little have people realized that these circumstances are leading to the fulfillment of end-time prophecies-ultimately bringing the solutions to a troubled world that only God in His mercy can provide.
Population growth
  1. Running Dry (l) - Worldwide consumption of water is doubling every 20 years. Aquifers are already overexploited, creating serious shortages; the future looks even bleaker.
  2. Problems, Politics and Prophecy About Water (l) - "Water, water everywhere . . ."?; Not so! The worldwide crisis of water shortages continues to mount. Some have ideas that may alleviate the problem, if enough nations and individuals cooperate. What about God? Is He causing today's problems? Will He change the climate in the future?
Populism
  1. Populism and Europe's Future (l) - Populist sentiment may be just a groundswell of discontent and concern among a minority, but it can also affect major political developments, depending on its momentum and the issues involved.
Pork
  1. In the News Jul/Sep 2006 (l) - World news - July 2006.
  2. In the News... - Oct 2008 (l) - News summary. October 2008.
  3. Clean and Unclean Meats: Does God's Word Draw a Distinction? (l) - Many people have misconceptions about the biblical teaching on clean and unclean meats. What does Scripture really reveal on this subject?
Pornography
  1. The Cost of Immorality in the War on Terror (l) - Pictures of abuse of Iraqi prisoners of war by American servicemen and servicewomen have shocked the world. What are the implications for America and the war on terror?
  2. Radical Liberalism (l) - Lawyers argue in U.S. courts that pornography falls under the constitutional right of free speech. There is a strong movement to replace Judeo-Christian influences in schools with extreme multiculturalism. Radical feminists denounce concepts of the traditional family. Homosexuals want to totally redefine marriage. What is happening to America?
  3. Modern Israel Has Sown the Wind and Will Reap the Whirlwind (l) - There seems to be no bottom to the moral toboggan slide the modern house of Israel has been on for the past 40 years!
  4. World News and Trends - September/October 2006 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Sept 2006.
  5. Radical Liberalism: What's the Harm? (l) - Lawyers argue in U.S. courts that pornography falls under the constitutional right of free speech. There is a strong movement to replace Judeo-Christian influences in schools with extreme multiculturalism. Radical feminists denounce concepts of the traditional family. Homosexuals want to totally redefine marriage. What is happening to America?
  6. 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?
  7. Internet Pornography: A Cultural Plague (l) - A long with all the wonderful uses of the Internet, there is another use that has been growing ever faster--that of commercialized pornography. But what are the effects of viewing sexually explicit pictures? Is it harmless? Is there any culturally redeeming value in the viewing of pornography?
  8. Breaking Free from Addictions (l) - The curse of addictions takes an enormous toll on people and society as a whole. Addictions take many forms and often are very destructive. How can a person break free?
  9. Porn Causes Brain Damage (l) - In today's culture, porn is not going away. You can avoid the damage this sin causes.
  10. World News & Trends March 2011 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. March 2011
  11. Sexting Percentages Lower Than Thought (l) - A small percentage of young people engaging in this behavior is dangerous.
  12. Adultery and the Internet (l) - How committed are you to protecting your marriage when you go online?
  13. Disturbing pornography and "sexting" stats (l) - A new study reveals that an increasing number of teens and older adults in America are using pornography because it is less risky than actual sex.
  14. Current Events & Trends September/October 2017 (l) - An overview of events and conditions around the world featured in the September/October 2017 issue of Beyond Today.
  15. "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"
  16. 3 Bible Tips on Avoiding Pornography and Lust (l) - Follow these suggestions to help overcome a sexual addiction.
  17. Breaking Free from Sexual Addictions (l) - Sexual addiction occurs in many forms and can be very destructive spiritually. How can it be overcome?
  18. Coming Out of Slavery to Sexual Sin (l) - Indulgence to any addiction has increasing detrimental consequences, and that is powerfully true of addiction to porn. One has a sense of powerlessness and becomes a virtual slave to the addiction as it increasingly controls your life.
  19. Internet Pornography Affects Christians (l) - Many may not be aware of the debilitating effect of pornography on Christians.
  20. Pornography Addiction - It's a Problem... (l) - You can also make the choice to overcome. God wants you to break free from porn addiction.
  21. From Slavery to Freedom (l) - Next we'll take a look at practical as well as spiritual solutions and strategies to overcoming an addiction to pornography, and even the temptations to indulge in viewing pornography.
  22. Tools of Recovery (l) - Use these tools to help overcome a pornography addiction.
  23. The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous Adapted for Sexual Addicts (l) - One of the best-proven paths to recovery is the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, but adapted to a particular sexual addiction. The 12-step program helps members restore their network of human relationships, especially in their family. Members are taught how to live the program, leaving behind their double life and its delusion and pain.
  24. What is Pornography Addiction? (l) - When we think of addiction, we most often think of being addicted to chemicals. The truth of the matter is that people can also be addicted to behaviors. Some of these behaviors include eating, gambling and sex. And the number one type of sexual addiction is habitual viewing of pornography.
  25. World News and Trends - Mar/Apr 1998 (l) - A brief synopsis for world events. March/April 1998
  26. Pornography: "Adult" Entertainment Is Definitely Not for Adults -- or Youth (l) - Recent decades have seen an explosion in pornography. It's big business, grossing $10 billion in the United States alone. But that's only a tiny part of the story.
  27. Pornography: Definitely Not for Adults (l) - Recent decades have seen an explosion in pornography. Its big business, grossing 10 billion in the United States alone. But that's only a tiny part of the story.
  28. World News Review Sep/Oct 2001 (l) - World news review. September/October 2001.
  29. The Growing Plague of Child Pornography (l) - Child pornography was pretty much eradicated in the 1980s, but with the advent of the Internet, it exploded.
  30. World News and Trends - Nov/Dec 1998 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. November/December 1998.
  31. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - Jan/Feb 2001 (l) - A brief synopsis of world events. January/February 2001.
Pornography in Britain
  1. World News and Trends - Jan/Feb 2006 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Jan/Feb 2006.
Pornography, effects of
  1. Pornography: "Adult" Entertainment Is Definitely Not for Adults -- or Youth (l) - Recent decades have seen an explosion in pornography. It's big business, grossing $10 billion in the United States alone. But that's only a tiny part of the story.
Positive
  1. The World's a Mess: Can You Be Positive? (l) - There is a way to be positive in spite of troubling news.
  2. Positive Facebook Posts Prove Contagious (l) - The power of positivity measured on social networks.
Positive attitude
  1. Catch the Disease of Optimism (l) - Why are some people overwhelmed by their problems, while others are simply challenged by them? Why do some draw back, give up and quit when facing obstacles, trials and difficulties while others with similar backgrounds, facing the same troubles, bounce back and keep working toward success? It all boils down to your frame of mind. Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
Positive attitudes
  1. Take Care of Yourself - Emotionally (l) - People concerned about their health start exercise programs. But they should also think about improving their emotional health.
Positive thinking
  1. 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?
Positive thoughts
  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.
  2. Putting Things into Perspective (l) - Where is your focus in life? Is it aimed at the things that will make you truly happy?
Posner, Gerald
  1. A Page on the World: Secrets of the Kingdom (l) - Gerald Posner gives "the inside story of the Saudi-U.S. connection" (2005, ISBN 1-4000-6291-8).
Possessions
  1. Enough! (l) - Are we grateful for what we have, or are we consumed with desire for what we do not have?
  2. 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.
  3. 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).
Post modern
  1. Religious Deception in the Post Modern World (l) - How will the sophisticated people of the Western world be deceived?
Post-abortion syndrome
  1. Can a Woman Forget? (l) - The psychological community does not recognize post-abortion syndrome (PAS). But it is real and does seriously affect many women -- and men. What is it? Can someone heal from this traumatic experience? How? How can others help?
Postmillennialism
  1. The Rapture - A Popular but False Doctrine! (l) - The rapture, often called "the blessed hope," is sadly more hoax than hope, even though the man who started it had no intention of deceiving anyone. You need to know what the Bible actually says!
Postmillennialist
  1. 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.
Postmodernism
  1. Question Whose Authority? (l) - Questioning authority has been a human activity for a long time. But have you ever wondered just whose authority should be questioned?
Posture
  1. Tablet Posture (l) - Tablet devices like iPads and other similar products came under scrutiny in a recent study by the Harvard School of Public Health.
Potter
  1. Just Add Water (l) - God shapes us in much the same way an artist molds ceramic clay -- using the "water" of the Holy Spirit.
Potter, Harry
  1. The Bible and Harry Potter (1/2002) (l) - Hollywood's latest offering breaks all attendance records. Is this just an innocent tale? Or can there be sinister consequences to public? See what the Bible clearly says about sorcery.
Pound sterling
  1. Financial Crisis Crushing Britain (l) - What does the future hold for Britain in the wake of the current financial crisis?
Poverty
  1. Poverty Is Personal (l) - Poverty has been a constant presence throughout human history, but each of us has the opportunity to personally combat poverty every day while we look forward to a time when poverty will be a distant memory.
  2. A Return to Eden: An End to Hunger and Disease (l) - The plight of the sick, poor and hungry makes us long for the day when a real utopia will spread around the earth!
  3. How to Live on $25 a Month (l) - Try to imagine living on $25 a month - less than $1 a day. That's how much the average worker earns in the West African county of Ghana.
  4. Christian Leadership Should be Y2K Compatible (l) - F. W. de Klerk speaks about what future leaders will have to cope with in the next millennium.
  5. Increasing Poverty In Today's Technological World? (l) - The poor continue to lag behind the spiraling pace of technology.
  6. The Wealth and Poverty of Nations (l) - Great prosperity was brought to the world through the British Empire and later the United States. But, as the British retreated from their empire, many of their former colonies suffered rapid economic decline as successor governments tried a different model, that of controlling everything.
  7. Questions and Answers - Nov/Dec 2003 (l) - Questions and answers; Good News Nov/Dec 2003
  8. The Message of Mitch (l) - A tragic example of the poor's vulnerability to natural disasters.
Power
  1. One of God's Greatest Gifts (l) - God has a wonderful gift He wants to give you! It's a gift that will help you grow -- if you use it to its full potential.
  2. God's Spirit: The Power to Transform Your Life (l) - Jesus Christ is cultivating supernatural "fruit" in the lives of His disciples. To understand that miraculous effect, we must first understand the awesome cause and ultimate source--the Spirit of God.
  3. Powered by What? (l) - One thing can lead to another - where do your actions and thoughts lead you?
  4. The Gift of Life (l) - God's aim is to release us from Satan's stranglehold. Through Christ, God would destroy the devil's power of death and release us. This is where the promised gift of power comes into play.
Power and debt
  1. Could America Be Replaced as the Global Superpower? (l) - Great powers come and go. For more than six decades the United States has been the world's dominant power. Seventy years ago, Great Britain—with its vast empire—was the world's greatest power. Could the United States follow Britain into decline and be replaced by another power? Are we seeing the first stages?
Power in dress
  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.
Power of compound interest
  1. 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.
Power of example
  1. I Couldn't Help But Notice (l) - When it comes to relationships, if our focus is on style over substance, aren't we really missing what's important?
Power of God
  1. The Holy Spirit: God's Transforming Power (l) - Contrary to Trinitarian teaching, Scripture reveals the Holy Spirit not as a person, but as something much different - the divine power through which God acts.
Power of holy spirit
  1. Pentecost: The POWER to Change Your Life (l) - What happened on Pentecost in A.D. 31 changed the apostles in a way they never could have expected. It also reveals an incredible change that can -- and must -- take place in our lives.
Power of love
  1. 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.
Power of spirit
  1. The power to live a godly life (l) - Correctly understanding the scriptural truth that the Holy Spirit is God's power that can transform our lives helps us better understand His purpose and will for us.
Power of the spirit
  1. The Holy Spirit: the power of God (l) - Throughout the Bible the Holy Spirit is spoken of in the Bible as being God's divine power.
Power shifts
  1. Global Power Shifts - Not All Change Is Good (l) - Nations are drifting more and more towards becoming one world, but the result will not be the utopia that many expect!
Power to change
  1. Just Add Water (l) - God shapes us in much the same way an artist molds ceramic clay -- using the "water" of the Holy Spirit.
  2. Mindsets -- A Set Mind (l) - We can carry around problems for most of our lives without realizing what kind of mindset we're developing. With God's help, we can overcome these mindsets and change our inner man to prepare for the Kingdom.
Power vacuum
  1. A Weaker but Bolder Russia (l) - Recently The Wall Street Journal reported that Russia's involvement in the Syrian conflict -- helping President Bashar al-Assad in fighting against Islamist forces seeking his ouster -- has given some insight into Russian military capabilities.
Power, lust for
  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).
  2. What Is Godly Rulership? (l) - What's wrong with human rulership? How can we follow Christ's example?
Power, political
  1. Republican Dynasties: A Growing Trend (l) - Man's general dissatisfaction with human rulership along with his eternal quest for the perfect system of government has led to a new phenomenon on the world stage-what can be called republican dynasties.
  2. Moral Leadership: Does It Really Matter? (l) - America has been led into an acceleration of its moral decline.
Powers behind evil
  1. Kingdoms at War (l) - A shocking event from the life of the biblical prophet Daniel opens a window into a different dimension -- an unseen spirit world and beings who play a hidden role in events taking place around us.
  2. The Unseen Dimension Hidden From Human Senses (l) - We have to go to the Bible to understand the spiritual dimension that impacts big events in our world every day.
Practicing good
  1. Christian Practice and the Dryer Buzzing (l) - As we grow in our spiritual walk, Christians must attune ourselves to the promptings of the Holy Spirit.
Pragmatism
  1. When Ideology Takes Over (l) - What ideologies dominate your life? Let's explore God's balanced approach.
Pray for government
  1. Pray For and Respect Governing Officials (l) - It is good and appropriate that we pray for God to aid and influence, according to His will and wisdom, those making critical governmental decisions.
Pray for understanding
  1. Approach the Bible With a Proper Attitude (l) - Why do so many have difficulty grasping the Bible's message and meaning? The answer is simple-they don't have the right frame of mind. We must approach the Bible with respect for what it is-God's divine revelation to us.
Pray, how to
  1. Talked to God Lately (l) - We all make time for what we value the most. Have you gotten into the good habit of praying to God on a regular basis? Need some instruction and encouragement? Here it is!
Pray, learning to
  1. 'Teach Us to Pray' (l) - Effective prayer also requires training. Even Christ's disciples, knowing they needed to pray, asked Him to teach them how.
Prayer
  1. Ronald Reagan: In His Own Words (l) - In the wake of his recent death, hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles have been written about former U.S. President Ronald Reagan. We focus here on the religious beliefs that shaped his character and ultimately influenced the world.
  2. Breaking Bad Habits (l) - Are we in control of our thoughts and actions, or does something else rule in our lives? Are we in bondage to stubborn habits and runaway emotions? How can we take back control of our lives?
  3. What Does Jesus Want From You? (l) - If you believe Jesus truly was the Son of God, do you know what He wants you to do? And what He wants to do for you?
  4. When Things God Does Just Don't Make Sense (l) - Why can it seem that God is ignoring us when we're trapped in the pit of despair? What do we do when God just doesn't seem to make sense?
  5. Faith (l) - Jesus taught the importance of enduring faith and consistent prayer. Consider the lesson of the parable of the unjust judge.
  6. Talked to God Lately (l) - We all make time for what we value the most. Have you gotten into the good habit of praying to God on a regular basis? Need some instruction and encouragement? Here it is!
  7. How's Your Prayer Life? (l) - We all make time for what we value the most. Have you gotten into the habit of praying to God on a regular basis? Need some instruction and encouragement? Here it is!
  8. Teach Your Children How to Pray (l) - Teaching children to pray is a vital part of passing on our faith.
  9. The Privilege and Power of Prayer (l) - The Bible reveals and discusses several tools we can use to grow spiritually and build our relationship with our Creator. In this first article in a series on these tools for spiritual growth, we examine the foundational tool of prayer--a key to communication with God.
  10. Additional conditions for answered prayers (l) - Conditions of answered prayer.
  11. In Contact With God: Answered Prayer on the Coeur d'Alene River (l) - But does God care about and give answers to help with the little things in our lives?
  12. Why Is God So Silent? (l) - We are instructed in the Bible to pray to God in all circumstances, but do we pray with the attitude "Your will be done"? God desires our trust and faith in Him to guide our lives along the path He has chosen.
  13. What Are You Doing With Your Time? (l) - Rich or poor, old or young, male or female, we all have the same amount of one thing--time. How we use it will largely determine how far we'll go in life and in our relationship with our Creator.
  14. "When You Pray..." (l) - When we follow the admonition of Jesus to pray, perhaps we can gain a sense of perspective from another section of the prayer given on June 6, 1944.
  15. Cherishing the Sabbath (l) - The Sabbath ... our special time with God.
  16. Building a Better Relationship With God (l) - Here are five tools that can help us build a stronger, closer friendship with God.
  17. The Power of Prayer: Stolen Passport Found Just in Time! (l) - A young adult in South Africa experiences God's special intervention.
  18. (l) - How can a Christian responsibly approach the subject of prophecy?
  19. Tuning Up Your Prayer Life (l) - Our lives can be an up-and-down adventure; but just as we make the time for checkups and maintenance on our automobiles, we must also take the time to assess and maintain our prayer lives.
  20. Turning Your Own Life Around: Where to Start (l) - In the face of spiraling national problems, what can you personally do to protect yourself from the present morally adverse atmosphere?
  21. Time-Out! (l) - A time-out is not only useful in sports, it can be a time of rejuvenation you call for yourself.
  22. "O My God, Incline Your Ear" (l) - Before God will alter events we have got to alter our hearts. It starts when we understand that it is all about God and not about us.
  23. 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?
  24. Making Prayer a Priority (l) - Being too busy is one of many barriers that can trip up our prayer life. What can we do to better take advantage of the priceless privilege of communicating with our Creator?
  25. Wrestling--in Prayer (l) - In hearing our prayers God sometimes makes decisions we wouldn't normally expect.
  26. 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.
  27. Surviving the Bullies: A Story of Answered Prayer (l) - God can sometimes answer the simplest of prayers in the most surprising of ways.
  28. 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.
  29. Got a Decision to Make? Read This First! (l) - It's easy to feel overwhelmed by major decisions with no clear answers. This seven-step process can help.
  30. A Better Way (l) - Like a bird that's flown into a building, sometimes we can have troubles getting out of difficult situations. Sometimes we simply cannot do it on our own.
  31. 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.
  32. Prayer for the Routine Times (l) - Prayer is an important part of Christian life. We've heard it emphasized in church, we hear sermons about it, and we know the scriptures that talk about it, but what happens when it becomes a challenge?
  33. Answered Prayer Through Opportunity (l) - Answered Prayer! What a wonderful reality! What a wonderful promise.
  34. Intercession: The Power of Praying for Others (l) - What I've learned from the examples of a person who forgot to intercede and a friend who prayed for me without even being asked.
  35. But I've Prayed About It! (l) - Before a prayer is answered, there may be more required.
  36. Two Christian Living Principles (l) - The Bible is filled with nuggets of wisdom that help us develop a deeper relationship with our Creator.
  37. Point of Wisdom: Pray With a Psalm in Your Heart (l) - It can sometimes be hard to know what to talk about with God in prayer. Some Scripture-based counsel to a struggling individual can help you too.
  38. Calm From God Through New York's Greatest Storm (l) - Living through Hurricane Sandy, the recent "superstorm" that struck America's Northeast coast, didn't heighten my understanding of the weather, but I did learn some new things about God.
  39. Society's Five Rotten Apples: Part 2 - A Pill Without a Prayer (l) - Again we ask: 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?
  40. How to Communicate (l) - Good communication is an important skill to have.
  41. What Does It Mean to Kneel? (l) - Kneeling is simply an act of true worship.
  42. 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!
  43. Prayer Helps Resist Temptation (l) - A new study finds that prayer helps participants avoid temptation.
  44. Pray for Enemies (l) - When people hang onto anger and seek revenge, no one benefits?
  45. Proverbs: The Prayers of Those Who Obey (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  46. Self-harm, Cutting and Demons (l) - The prevalence of self-harm through cutting is increasing rapidly in this evil age
  47. 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.
  48. "Whatever You Ask in My Name" (l) - What does it really mean for us to pray in the name of Jesus Christ?
  49. Timely Lessons from the Life of Hezekiah (l) - God wants us to benefit from the examples He has recorded for us in the Bible. What can we learn from this king who lived so long ago?
  50. When Discouraged, Reflect on God's Miracles (l) - Feeling discouraged? You might have a great source of encouragement right at hand!
  51. God Has Conditions for Answered Prayer (l) - It is only logical that God expects us to fulfill certain conditions if we want His help.
  52. How to Stir Up God's Spirit (l) - The apostle Paul admonished members in one of the churches he started, "Do not quench the Spirit" (1 Thessalonians 5:19). He also urged the young evangelist Timothy: "Stir up [rekindle into flame] the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind" (2 Timothy 1:6-7).
  53. The Prayer God Will Hear (l) - When anyone prays to God He is well aware of the words that are spoken. But does He really consider all the requests that are directed to Him?
  54. Growing in Faith (l) - We must have faith to receive God's gift of salvation. In our faithless age (Luke 18:8), how can we develop living, active faith?
  55. Building Habits of Prayer and Bible Study (l) - Good communication between God and us is a vital aspect of the godly way of life. God speaks to us through His Word, the Holy Scriptures. We talk to Him through prayer.
  56. How to Stir Up the Spirit (l) - Stir up - rekindle - the gift of God which is in you - God's spirit.
  57. Nehemiah: Portrait of a Leader (l) - In the book bearing his name, Nehemiah records his memoirs. He tells how, against tremendous odds, he accomplished an unimaginably difficult undertaking.
  58. Pray For and Respect Governing Officials (l) - It is good and appropriate that we pray for God to aid and influence, according to His will and wisdom, those making critical governmental decisions.
  59. How to Spice Up Our Prayers (l) - Learn how to add spice to your prayers!
  60. When God Says No (l) - We aren't always prepared for what life deals us or why God allows it. Here is one family's struggle to cope with loss.
  61. Words No One Wants to Hear From God (l) - As in so many wars in the past, combatants, their families and fellow citizens in the present and soon-to-be wars call on God for help. They sincerely expect that a divine being blesses, even orders their efforts and that His supernatural intervention will guarantee safety and success. Their hearts would melt should they hear what God has told others.
  62. Do You Know Your Father? (l) - A physical father is a type of our spiritual Father. How can we come to understand our spiritual Father better?
  63. Hello, God! Are You There? (l) - How do we know if God hears our cries and prayers? Here's how little Elizabeth found out.
  64. A Personal Experience of Prayer (l) - It was a rare and magnificent sight, and I prayed to be able to see it again.
  65. Whose Prayers Does God Hear? (l) - While Americans mourned and prayed for God's comfort and strength, passionate religious extremists offered prayers of thanks for what they saw as a great victory. Whose prayers does God hear?
  66. Enhance Your Prayer Life With Meditation (l) - Prayer is something we do daily. Is there a way to enhance our prayers with silence?
  67. A President Who Prays (l) - Along with the president, we pray that God is still directing this storm into which the United States has entered. The poet Tennyson said, "More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of...." Never undervalue the power of fervent, heartfelt prayer.
  68. 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?
  69. The Windmill Mystery (l) - I knew God was concerned about the critically important things in my life. But why would He care about the little things?
  70. Do You Have a Treasure? (l) - I had viewed it as ordinary and unremarkable, but this experience showed me what a priceless gift I have.
  71. The Perfect Prayer (l) - Most of us have read or heard "The Lord's Prayer" recited, but have we ever tried to understand the great meaning contained within it?
  72. (l) - How America should seek God's will.
  73. Who Is the Center of Our Worship? (l) - Traditional Christianity claims to focus its worship on Jesus Christ. But didn't Jesus ChristHimself direct our attention, including even our prayers, to God the Father?
  74. 'Teach Us to Pray' (l) - Effective prayer also requires training. Even Christ's disciples, knowing they needed to pray, asked Him to teach them how.
  75. Do You Know Your Dad? (l) - A physical father is a type of our spiritual Father. How can we come to understand our spiritual Father better?
  76. Flash: Americans Believe in Prayer! (l) - A new survey shows high interest and participation in prayer by Americans. But are they praying in the way the Bible speaks of Christians praying -- or more like "consumers"?
Prayer and action
  1. But I've Prayed About It! (l) - Before a prayer is answered, there may be more required.
Prayer and motives
  1. The Prayer God Will Hear (l) - When anyone prays to God He is well aware of the words that are spoken. But does He really consider all the requests that are directed to Him?
Prayer and study
  1. Lessons from a Bird (l) - When we consistently put other things before God, nothing seems to work well for long
  2. A Tale of Two Sisters (l) - The dishes can wait! There are more important things.
Prayer for enemy
  1. My Enemy Next Door (l) - How is it possible to love someone you consider your enemy?
Prayer in school
  1. The U.S. Supreme Court: Presidential Decisions Impact National Morality (l) - The president's appointments to the Supreme Court may prove more important in the long run than trying to root out and find terrorists.
Prayer in the U.S.
  1. Rejecting God's Great Gift to Us (l) - For a nation founded by Bible believers, America has come a long way -- and definitely not in the right direction.
Prayer sample
  1. The Lord's Prayer as a Guideline (l) - In Jesus' Sermon on the Mount, right after instructing people not to use vain repetition in prayer (Matthew 6:7But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.), He gave a model prayer now referred to as the Lord's Prayer--or "Our Father" for its first words (Matthew 6:9-13 [9] After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. [10] Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. [11] Give us this day our daily bread. [12] And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. [13] And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. ).
Prayer with God
  1. Alone with Yourself (l) - Each of us makes the decisions that ultimately shape the courses of our lives.
Prayer, answered
  1. Is God Real to You? (l) - Did you know that you can prove whether there really is a God?
  2. Held Hostage (l) - What would you do if you were kidnapped by thugs? Would you cry out to God asking for help? Read this inspiring true-life story that shows that God does hear and answer our prayers!
Prayer, attitude of
  1. The Prayer God Will Hear (l) - When anyone prays to God He is well aware of the words that are spoken. But does He really consider all the requests that are directed to Him?
Prayer, importance of
  1. How to Stir Up the Spirit (l) - Stir up - rekindle - the gift of God which is in you - God's spirit.
Prayer, power of
  1. Miracle in a Dumpster (l) - It was one of the most unlikely places for a miracle to occur. Prayer and persistence paid off.
  2. A President Who Prays (l) - Along with the president, we pray that God is still directing this storm into which the United States has entered. The poet Tennyson said, "More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of...." Never undervalue the power of fervent, heartfelt prayer.
Prayer, presidential
  1. A President Who Prays (l) - Along with the president, we pray that God is still directing this storm into which the United States has entered. The poet Tennyson said, "More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of...." Never undervalue the power of fervent, heartfelt prayer.
Prayer, what is
  1. 'Teach Us to Pray' (l) - Effective prayer also requires training. Even Christ's disciples, knowing they needed to pray, asked Him to teach them how.
Prayers for president
  1. Prayer for Success (l) - When Barack Obama lifts his hand and takes the oath of office on Jan. 20, he will inherit a nation facing more fear and uncertainty than any generation since the 1930s. What should be his first priority? Where should his focus be as he places his hand on the Bible?
Praying for others
  1. Intercession: The Power of Praying for Others (l) - What I've learned from the examples of a person who forgot to intercede and a friend who prayed for me without even being asked.
Pre-existence of Christ
  1. And They Worshiped Him (l) - What has been the reaction of those who have come face to face with the reality of who Jesus Christ is? As we see in Scripture, it has been to bow hearts and lives in grateful praise and worship.
Pre-judging
  1. Labels -- Part 1 (l) - Labels can tell us a lot, and we often stand by a label. But what happens when we label people?
  2. Labels -- Part 2 (l) - Labels are difficult to remove, but they cause far more trouble than just sticking around.
Pre-man
  1. The Origin of the Spirit Realm (l) - Where did angels come from? How long have these spirit beings existed? Do they have freedom of choice? Let's look in the Bible to discover the answers.
Pre-marital sex
  1. Five Significant Trends of 2006 (l) - What are some of last year's really important benchmark events and trends? How does the Bible pass judgment on these happenings today?
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
Pre-world
  1. The Origin of the Spirit Realm (l) - Where did angels come from? How long have these spirit beings existed? Do they have freedom of choice? Let's look in the Bible to discover the answers.
Preaching
  1. Why Preach the Gospel (When Most People Don't Want to Hear It)? (l) - It's a challenge, but one well worth the effort.
  2. The Parable of the Sower and Seed (l) - I've planted many vegetable gardens over the years. The lessons I've learned match what Jesus Christ said about the sowing of the seed of the gospel and what it takes to grow a productive crop. They also teach us what we must do when the words of the Kingdom have been sown into our lives.
Preaching gospel
  1. More Good News With a New Name (l) - With this issue we start a new chapter in the history of this magazine.
Preaching the gospel
  1. The Seed Savers (l) - People all over the world save the seeds of their favorite fruits and vegetables. As important as this is, the role of spiritual seed savers is even more valuable.
  2. Mission Accomplished? Not Yet! (l) - Christ alone has the privilege of bringing out the "Mission Accomplished" banner and stretching it across this earth.
  3. Lighten Up! (l) - I turn to an episode from the life of Jeremiah the prophet. He was tired of his gloom-and-doom message, and his audience was tired as well.
  4. Lessons From the Prophets on Preaching the Gospel (l) - Do we tend to sit back and expect others to do God's work? Or are we eagerly involved?
  5. Why Preach the Gospel (When Most People Don't Want to Hear It)? (l) - It's a challenge, but one well worth the effort.
  6. Life on Campus: Religious Debate vs. Dialogue (l) - As followers of Jesus we are called to live our faith as an example to others, not engage in fruitless debates with people who may not even listen to us.
  7. Student Voices: Connecting Across Lines of Faith (l) - Here's what other students and recent college graduates had to say when asked, "How do/did you connect with others and discuss your faith on campus?"
  8. Accept the Challenge (l) - Our greatest challenge for this age is to live as God commands, to proclaim the gospel of the Kingdom of God throughout the entire world, to make disciples in all nations and to care for the disciples God adds to His Church today (Matthew 28:19).
  9. How Is God's Work Supported? (l) - Jesus Christ told His followers to proclaim the gospel throughout the world, teach those whom God would call and care for His people. How did He expect that work to be funded?
  10. Introduction: The United Church of God (l) - The mission of the United Church of God is to proclaim to the world the little-understood gospel taught by Jesus Christ-the good news of the coming Kingdom of God-and to prepare a people for that Kingdom. This message not only offers great hope for all of humanity, but encompasses the purpose of human existence-why we are here and where our world is headed.
Predestination
  1. All Things Work Together for Good! (l) - Get ready! We are now in training for something bigger yet to occur. You are responsible to God for how you incorporate the powerful depth of the gospel that has been personally revealed to us.
  2. Destined for a Moment (l) - Is our life preplanned in advance, as so many believe?
  3. Questions and Answers - Jul/Aug 2000 (l) - Questions about predestination and, soul sleep and the truth of God's word.
  4. Where Do We Go From Here? (l) - Editorial: Life after death?
  5. Predestination: Are You Just a Pawn? (l) - Is every detail of your life already mapped out in advance?Are you just a preprogrammed figure in a cosmic game of chess being moved from square to square by irresistible destiny?
  6. Questions and Answers - Apr/Jun 2004 (l) - Questions and answers represent issues of interest to young people who want sound biblical advice.
Predicting doomsday
  1. Failed Rapture and Doomsday Prediction - Again (l) - The end of the world didn't happen.
Predicting the future
  1. Seeing Into 2007 With Fresh Eyes (l) - One of the favorite things of those who write on world affairs is to try to predict what will happen in the coming months among all the hot spots in the world. What is needed most of all in looking ahead to 2007 is a set of fresh eyes. Never forget the Biblical perspective.
Prediction
  1. Time Travel Seeking Scientists Find No Clues From the Future (l) - Researchers seek signs of time travel on the Internet.
Predictions
  1. Fullfilled Prophecies of Jesus Christ (l) - What could be more amazing than to read precise predictions of the events of a person's life hundreds of years before his birth? Surely that would be a mark of divine knowledge and involvement, wouldn't it?
Preexistence of Christ
  1. Mini-Bible Study: An Amazing Truth: Jesus Christ Was the God of the Old Testament (l) - To learn about God, we must go right to the source, the Bible, which is His revelation to humanity. It is His Word, His message, to mankind.
Pregnancy
  1. Preparing for Pregnancy: Participating in a Miracle (l) - Bringing a human life into the world is an incredible, and daunting, endeavor. How can parents prepare for this miracle?
  2. Is Abortion the Answer to Unwanted Pregnancy? (l) - Many countries around the world permit abortion. Yet there is also much dissent over this supposedly enlightened practice.
Prejudice
  1. All Men Are Created Equal (l) - All men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." Here in one sentence is a summation that God would desire each of us to have the same start in life.
  2. No Jew and No Gentile (l) - In God's Kingdom there will be no discrimination based on race, gender, culture, social status or anything else. We will be judged solely on our obedience to Him in this life.
Premarital pregnancy
  1. Impact: Celebrity Single Parents (l) - What does God say about having children outside of marriage and becoming a single parent on a whim?
Premarital sex
  1. Questions and Answers - Jul/Sep 2004 (l) - Questions and answers represent issues of interest to young people who want sound biblical advice.
  2. Christian Values Under Attack (l) - Will you be leaving home for college this fall? If so, your Christianity is sure to be tested. Read this article for advice on how to remain strong.
  3. World News and Trends - Jul/Aug 2005 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. July 2005
  4. The Abortion Controversy (l) - What are the facts about abortion? Is it really murder? What does the Bible say?
  5. 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?
  6. Unintended Consequences vs. Intended Rewards (l) - Most young people have been advised to forgo premarital sex in order to avoid pregnancy and STDs (sexually transmitted diseases). Now, according to new reports, there are more reasons for following this godly advice.
  7. 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.
  8. 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?
  9. In the News July 2010 (l) - News of interest to teens and young adults from a biblical perspective. July 2010
  10. "Friends With Benefits" What's the Problem? (l) - The expression "friends with benefits" refers to the relationship where a guy and girl who are friends socialize, share companionship at times and have regular sex with "no strings attached".
  11. The Perfect Support System (l) - Coping with teen pregnancy is hard - premarital sex and children out of wedlock being against the purpose of marriage and family. But there is help to go forward.
  12. Sex and the Young Christian (l) - Sex sells in the popular culture, and many young Christians are buying. But outside the right context, sex brings consequences. What does the One who designed sex say on the matter?
  13. A Time to Weep (l) - One man's heartbreaking story shows just how much each of us need God.
  14. Handling Those Touchy Situations (l) - To help you establish godly standards, consider the following advice given by a panel of young Christians between the ages of 20 and 30.
  15. Popular Sexual Myths (l) - Given all the confusion that exists today regarding sex, it's important for us to understand some of the most common but mistaken ideas about this subject. Here are a few of today's myths.
  16. 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.
  17. Sharp Rise in Teenage Promiscuity Afflicts Britain (l) - As many as 150,000 British girls have been infected with a sexually transmissible disease primarily transmitted by promiscuous sexual activity.
  18. "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?
  19. (l) - Questions and answers on issues of interest to young people who want sound biblical advice.
  20. The Gift of Sex (l) - Sex is a beautiful gift from God. But when misused, it can bring tragic consequences.
  21. 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.
  22. Sex, Dating and You! (l) - Misunderstandings about God's instructions are contributing to some tragic heartaches. Learn how you can enjoy life to the fullest -- God's way
  23. Can You Pass the Marshmallow Test? (l) - Everyone likes to enjoy life, but are you willing to deny yourself a little pleasure now for a lot more, later? That decision is more important than you may think.
  24. Virginity -- Is It Worth It? (l) - Many people mistakenly think everyone is having sex before marriage, but the facts show otherwise -- with good cause.
  25. Can God Forgive Me? (l) - What do you do when life has turned upside down and you've gone completely the wrong way in life? Can God still forgive you?
  26. How Do You Recover From a Costly Mistake? (l) - When a broken bone heals, the body creates an area of increased density and strength at the site of the break. Godly repentance from sexual sins can strengthen your life.
  27. (l) - Some letters and comments from readers of the Good News.
  28. Smart Youth Avoid Sex (l) - More and more young people in the United States and around the world are deciding to not have sex. Many have decided that abstinence is better. Why are so many making this decision in the face of all the pressures to have sex?
  29. 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?
Premillennialism
  1. The Rapture - A Popular but False Doctrine! (l) - The rapture, often called "the blessed hope," is sadly more hoax than hope, even though the man who started it had no intention of deceiving anyone. You need to know what the Bible actually says!
Premillennialist
  1. 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.
Preparation
  1. The Leveling Field: What Does God Want Us to Learn? (l) - After years of education, experience and achievements, why do so many of God's servants end up facing a "wilderness" phase?
  2. Why Don't We Prepare? (l) - We can practice all the denial we want, but the fact is, these are dangerous times. We can take steps to prepare for calamity, whether in our neighborhood or the world at large.
  3. Lessons Learned During the San Diego Fires (l) - The Santa Ana winds were howling, and the smoke became so thick you couldn't see. Then you could feel the ashes falling! Through the terror of October's wildfires we learned some vital lessons.
  4. Planning for the Last Minute (l) - 'Be Prepared!' It's a saying we hear, but how do we do it?
Preparation day
  1. Did Jesus Fulfill His Prophecy of How Long He Would Be Entombed? (l) - Jesus Christ plainly said He would be entombed for three days and three nights. Can this be reconciled with a "Good Friday" crucifixion and burial and an "Easter Sunday" resurrection, which allows for barely a day and a half in the tomb? Or do the Gospels spell out a solution that fits perfectly with what Jesus foretold?
  2. The Chronology of Christ's Crucifixion and Resurrection (l) - Here is a description of the sequence of events during the crucifixion week, according to history and the Bible.
Preparation for marriage
  1. Getting to Know Girls (l) - Can any relationship not built on friendship stand the test of time?
  2. Getting to Know Others (l) - If you want to learn practical ways to get to know guys and girls without getting serious too soon, we wrote this "how to" section with you in mind. Here are six points we've discovered to be helpful.
  3. "Are We Right for Each Other?" (l) - These 10 questions can help you gauge the godly potential of your relationship.
  4. 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.
  5. 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?
  6. Dating Disasters and Faulty Mate Selection: There Is a Better Way! (l) - Never before have bookstore shelves been so well stocked with such a variety of self-help relationship books, yet there seems to be such a dearth of understanding of how to live peaceably with one another. However, the principles of the Bible can be used to identify resources that can help prepare for a successful courtship and marriage.
Prepare
  1. Will You be Ready? (l) - Just as we wait expectantly for some of life's major events, we must prepare for Christ's return.
Prepared
  1. Surviving the Storms of Life (l) - Preparing for future "storms" of life. Knowing and possessing the "whats" is not enough, but "when" you put your resources into play makes all the difference in the world -- your world, that is!
  2. Prepare Yourself: Icebergs Ahead (l) - Like the Titanic, we must navigate dangerous waters. But God shows how we can make it through safely.
  3. Recent Mega Earthquakes -- Just a Coincidence? (l) - Recent months have seen major earthquakes rock Haiti and Chile. What does the Bible tell us about natural catastrophes, and what does this mean in today's world?
  4. No Heat, No Water, No Electricity... No Plan? (l) - Are you prepared?
Prepared for Christ
  1. A Lamp, A Vessel and Abundant Oil (l) - We tend to act as if there is all the time in the world, but is that a wise thing to do?
Preparing
  1. Are You Preparing for Christ's Return? (l) - Jesus Christ's second coming can't be just a notion of a fantasy future. You must prepare spiritually for this real event!
Preparing for career
  1. VT Interview: Job Search Success (l) - In today's difficult economic times, young adults need outstanding job search skills. We spoke with Brian Krueger, an expert in the field.
Preparing for God's kingdom
  1. Bible Mini-Study: Train Now to Help Jesus Christ Rule (l) - Jesus Christ is coming back to earth as King of the Kingdom of God to save the human race from destroying itself. How will the rebellious and traumatized citizens of this world become the peaceful subjects of God's Kingdom? Who will help serve and teach the people? What does the Bible say about the citizens of the Kingdom of God?
Preparing for hard times
  1. Build an Ark! (l) - God teaches us how to stay afloat in troubled times.
Preparing for the end
  1. Questions and Answers June 2009 (l) - Prepared for the end times? We must remember that the Bible emphasizes looking to God for our physical needs as we seek His Kingdom. Jesus Christ warns us to be vigilant concerning our spiritual state.
Preparing for the kingdom
  1. 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?
Preschool
  1. Overscheduled Families (l) - Many parents worry their children will be left behind if they aren't signed up for lots of activities. But are the benefits of such a hurried lifestyle really worth the time stress?
Preschoolers, teaching
  1. Teaching Your Preschooler About God (l) - Our children are a wonderful gift from God, and it's our responsibility to teach them about Him. What are some of the ways we can teach our children about God?
Prescription drugs
  1. Fishy Drugs (l) - Drugs washing into waterways may be impacting fish populations.
  2. July/August 2017 Current Events (l) - An overview of events and conditions around the world featured in the July/August 2017 issue of Beyond Today.
Preserving a marriage
  1. What Keeps Marriages Alive? (l) - Dr. Gary Smalley discusses what preserves and destroys marriages.
Preserving truth
  1. The Covenant of Salt (l) - Salt is and has been an important part of people's life. It was even used at one time as currency. But does its value go deeper?
Presidency
  1. World News & Trends - November/December 2008 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Nov/Dec 2008
President
  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?
Presidential
  1. Ronald Reagan: In His Own Words (l) - In the wake of his recent death, hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles have been written about former U.S. President Ronald Reagan. We focus here on the religious beliefs that shaped his character and ultimately influenced the world.
Presidential counsel
  1. What Will the Next President Face? (l) - In the days of biblical Israel, advisers counseled the king on how to lead the nation based on the Word of God. Samuel guided Saul. Nathan counseled David. Isaiah revealed God's will to Hezekiah. These men of God represented the word of God to the king. What might a servant of God say today if he entered the Oval Office with an analysis of the world and America for the president?
Presidential election
  1. How Significant Is the Race for the White House? (l) - The man Americans choose as their president Nov. 2 [204] "will affect the way we live in America for generations to come"
  2. "Election Armageddon" coming to America? (l) - Will traditional capitalism prevail, or will America choose to go even further down the dangerous road of socialism? Never before has the country faced such a clear-cut choice.
  3. World Watches U.S. Post-Election Predicament (l) - The United States will continue to dominate the world in the immediate future because of God's will. When God withdraws His sustaining hand - and He surely will - the jealousy and anger of the nations hinted at in the above commentaries will be unleashed with a passion.
  4. Sharing the Front Porch (l) - The vision of America's "front porch" at the presidential inauguration.
Presidential leadership
  1. How Significant Is the Race for the White House? (2000) (l) - Some consider the 2000 contest for top American leadership to be unispired and lackluster. Yet the stakes are high when we consider the domestic and international implications.
Presidential race of 2004
  1. How Significant Is the Race for the White House? (l) - The man Americans choose as their president Nov. 2 [204] "will affect the way we live in America for generations to come"
Pressure of tests
  1. Just For Youth: Tests: Who Needs Them? (l) - You can learn more from tests than you might think.
Pressure on kids
  1. Whatever Happened to Childhood? (l) - With the increased expectations aimed at children in today's society, is it possible that they are growing up too quickly?
Pressuring others
  1. Accepting Personal Responsibility (l) - In terms of Christian morality, what are some of our fundamental responsibilities?
Preteen camp
  1. My Days at Preteen Camp (l) - Preteen Camp: It's a wonderful experience that shouldn't be missed. Look inside to see pictures and get more information on one of the U.S. preteen camps.
Prices
  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.
Pride
  1. The Meek, the Lowly and the Wise (l) - There are many kinds of people in the world, and only a few are selected to be among God's chosen. What characteristics may show us who they are?
  2. Do You Want to Join the Club? (l) - There are groups or clubs set up for just about everything in life. All have leaders, and many people seek those positions. But which position should we strive for?
  3. Humility and Pride (l) - Reflections on the differences between the contrasting attitudes of pride and humility.
  4. Sabbath Morning (l) - When looking at our accomplishments we often forget who we should really want to be.
  5. No Jew and No Gentile (l) - In God's Kingdom there will be no discrimination based on race, gender, culture, social status or anything else. We will be judged solely on our obedience to Him in this life.
  6. How Much Do You Know About the Biblical Feast of Unleavened Bread? (l) - Millions of people celebrate Easter in commemoration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Jesus never observed Easter, but He did celebrate the biblical Passover and Feast of Unleavened Bread. What relevance do these days have for Christians today?
  7. Peeling Back the Layers (l) - Sometimes we see God in very small things that make large impressions.
  8. Washing Away Pride (l) - On the evening before He was captured and condemned, Jesus Christ left His followers with a profound example and lesson of service and humility.
  9. Learning From the Suffering of Job (l) - The suffering of a man named Job explains much about why character is more important in God's eyes than the discomfort and pain we experience in this life.
  10. The Road to Infamy (l) - He was a successful businessman and a war hero. But then something went terribly wrong.
  11. Does Arrogance Really Work? (l) - The lowly house cat has what appears to be an arrogant demeanor. It seems to get what it wants from its unsuspecting owners. What lesson can Christians learn from the relationship between a cat and its owner?
Priesthood
  1. Tithing and the Priesthood (l) - We still have a High Priest--Jesus Christ. Did the law of tithing pass away? No, it did not originate with the codification of the law at Mt. Sinai and it did not end with Christ's crucifixion and subsequent resurrection.
  2. Troubling Times for Three British Institutions! (l) - To comprehend the significance of what is now happening to Britain and why, you need to understand the intriguing history of the grand old British race.
Prime directive
  1. First, Do Some Good (l) - Doctors agree to a basic principle of the Hippocratic Oath: "First, do no harm." But what is the basic tenant of a follower of the Jesus Christ of the Bible?
Prime minister Disraeli
  1. Benjamin Disraeli: Maestro of Empire (l) - In a remarkable coincidence one of the chief architects of the British Empire, Benjamin Disraeli, literally bears the name of Israel. Or is it coincidence? Given what we know about the promises to Jacob's end-time descendants and the timing of the issuance of the physical, materia and national promises to Abraham, the name Disraeli reads more like a providential signpost.
Prince
  1. The Royal Family Today and Tomorrow (l) - The world is abuzz about the newborn son of Britain's Prince William and Duchess Kate -- George Alexander Louis or Prince George of Cambridge, third in line to the British throne after Prince Charles and Prince William. His birth on July 22, 2013, dominated the media and captured the world's attention.
Prince Abdullah
  1. World News Review February 1999 (l) - World news - Feb 1999
Prince of peace
  1. (l) - Letters from readers of the Good News Magazine, Jan/Feb 2003.
Princess Diana
  1. 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?
Princesses
  1. In the News... Jan 1999 (l) - News items - Jan 2009.
Principal
  1. In the Principal's Office: Secrets of Success (l) - Vertical Thought discusses the pathway to a positive high school and college experience with Dan Salcedo, principal of Santa Ana High School in Santa Ana, California.
Principles
  1. Fanfare for the Common Man (l) - What concerns me is how few people place a high regard on personal integrity and character.
Principles of success
  1. Seven Principles That Lead to Success (l) - None of us wants to fail and there are things we can do to defeat failure. Following these seven steps can lead you on your journey to success!
Printing money
  1. In danger: the Status of the U.S. Dollar (l) - The American dollar has long reigned as easily the largest percentage of the global currency supply.
Priorities
  1. Pluck Out the Eye (l) - In this age of materialism, we all must strive to place our priorities in proper perspective. God's Word, the Bible, provides the guidance we need daily to put Him first and not allow anything or anyone to take our focus from God.
  2. A Trip to the Barbershop (l) - Sometimes we just need to slow down and relax.
  3. What's It Worth to You? (l) - A story of valor and courage makes us think about what is actually important.
  4. Making Prayer a Priority (l) - Being too busy is one of many barriers that can trip up our prayer life. What can we do to better take advantage of the priceless privilege of communicating with our Creator?
  5. How Can You Deal With Information Overload? (l) - We're often bombarded with information of all kinds from every direction, leaving us stressed, anxious and fatigued. How can we better cope with this ongoing information explosion? How can we sort the helpful from the wasteful?
  6. Life on Campus: Creating Spiritual Routines (l) - With all the demands and expectations placed on a college student today, how is it possible to fit in time for God?
  7. In Great Tragedy We Win (l) - God says our hearts are where our treasures are. Therefore, it is important to choose our treasure wisely.
  8. B.U.S.Y (l) - "Oh sorry, I meant to get ahold of you, but I've been really busy!" "Hey, I wanted to do that, but I've just been so busy." Have you ever used this excuse? Why are we always so busy?
  9. 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.
  10. Time to Budget (l) - Sometimes, we can't see what needs to be done until it is written out before us in black and white.
  11. Lessons from a Bird (l) - When we consistently put other things before God, nothing seems to work well for long
  12. Follow Me (7/2015) (l) - Is our 24/7 world crowding out your time in the Bible? Your life depends on putting first things first!
  13. 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!
  14. A Biblical Overview of Money and Wealth (l) - The Bible offers timeless and practical advice about managing your finances. So what does it say about money and wealth? Is it right or wrong, good or bad? Wealth itself isn't the problem-though our attitude toward it can be.
  15. 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.
  16. Faith, Choice and Commitment (l) - God wants us to put obedience to Him and seeking His righteousness and His Kingdom ahead of everything else in this life.
  17. Tomorrow Never Comes (l) - How often have you said, "I'll do it tomorrow," or "I'll think about it tomorrow"?
  18. Getting Things in Focus (l) - Distractions can trip us up, make us less effective and even keep us from the Kingdom of God.
  19. A Tale of Two Sisters (l) - The dishes can wait! There are more important things.
  20. When A Half Million Bullets Aren't Enough (l) - Are you living by the rules but still missing something? What is the proper balance between process and progress? In the battle of Isandlwana the British were technically correct but ended up being dead wrong.
Priorities of life
  1. The Foundation (l) - The key to living a way of life different from the ways of the world is to allow God's Spirit to work in us so we think like Jesus Christ.
Prison
  1. God's Light at the End of the Tunnel (l) - There is light at the end of the tunnel even if it takes 14 years to reach it.
  2. 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.
  3. What I Learned in Jail (l) - Teaching art to prisoners has been enlightening to me.
  4. Jails Overflow, While Justice Flags (l) - "Do the crime. Do the time." This popular slogan slathered over billboards and bumper stickers reflects a politically popular approach toward crime. The approach is partially effective, but the cost is choking states, counties and municipalities -- and more importantly, it is not rehabilitating criminals.
  5. Prayers for a Prisoner (l) - This young man made an impression on me, from his first day in prison to his last.
Prisoners
  1. What Will Christ's Reign Be Like? (l) - The Bible makes it clear that Jesus Christ will return to the earth as King and Messiah. But how will He rule? Does Bible prophecy give us descriptions of His reign?
Privacy
  1. World News & Trends March 2011 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. March 2011
  2. Smartphones Keep You On Call (l) - A study in England recently found that though smartphones have their advantages, they also keep employees chained to their work, even at home after hours.
  3. Current Events & Trends May/June 2019 (l) - An overview of events and conditions around the world featured in the May/June 2019 issue of Beyond Today.
Private ownership
  1. Freedom and Free Enterprise - Great Biblical Blessings (l) - Few people understand how much the wonderful principles of civil liberty and free enterprise originated with God and are taught in the Bible!
Private property
  1. Is the Pursuit of Happiness a God-Given Right? (l) - What did Thomas Jefferson and the other writers of the Declaration of Independence mean by "the pursuit of happiness"? How important is this right according to history and the Bible? (This is the third article in a series on the God-given rights of "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.")
  2. Freedom and Free Enterprise - Great Biblical Blessings (l) - Few people understand how much the wonderful principles of civil liberty and free enterprise originated with God and are taught in the Bible!
Privileged Planet
  1. Our Privileged Place in the Universe (l) - A Good News Interview With Dr. Jay Richards.
  2. 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?
Pro-choice
  1. The Abortion Controversy (l) - What are the facts about abortion? Is it really murder? What does the Bible say?
  2. The Cult of Choice (l) - The choices we make, large and small, define our lives.
  3. Is Abortion the Answer to Unwanted Pregnancy? (l) - Many countries around the world permit abortion. Yet there is also much dissent over this supposedly enlightened practice.
  4. The Abortion Quagmire: Who Will Speak for the Children? (l) - Since the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision in 1973, the abortion issue in the United States has been a political hot potato polarized into two campes stamped pro-choice and pro-life.
  5. Is God Pro-Life or Pro-Choice? (l) - Confusion and misunderstandings often occur over definitions of words and terms. What does pro-life mean? What does pro-choice mean?
Pro-life
  1. Two Marches Underscore America's Culture War over Abortion (l) - Over the course of a week, two significant marches hit the streets of Washington, D.C. -- the Women's March on Jan. 21 and the annual March for Life on Jan. 27. Each march attracted hundreds of thousands of demonstrators, and each attempted to promote public awareness of their cause as each claimed social justice as its main goal.
  2. Is Abortion the Answer to Unwanted Pregnancy? (l) - Many countries around the world permit abortion. Yet there is also much dissent over this supposedly enlightened practice.
  3. The Abortion Quagmire: Who Will Speak for the Children? (l) - Since the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision in 1973, the abortion issue in the United States has been a political hot potato polarized into two campes stamped pro-choice and pro-life.
  4. Is God Pro-Life or Pro-Choice? (l) - Confusion and misunderstandings often occur over definitions of words and terms. What does pro-life mean? What does pro-choice mean?
Probability
  1. Intelligent Design's Sherlock Holmes (l) - Here is the amazing story of a professor who did some detective work to determine if the universe was intelligently designed.
Probation and parole
  1. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - Sep/Oct 2000 (l) - A brief synopsis of world events. September/October 2000
Problem drinking
  1. Are you just an occasional heavy drinker, or on the way to serious health issues? (l) - Take this short questionnaire to help find out.
  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.
  3. Introduction - Overcoming Alcoholism (l) - Alcohol can be an uncomfortable subject. If you have an alcohol problem it's not easy to admit it and seek help. If you know someone with a problem, confronting them with the issue or knowing how to help can be very difficult.
Problem solving
  1. Go Ahead, Rock the Boat (l) - We all know the old saying, "Don't rock the boat." But there are cases where this is neither helpful nor correct.
  2. A Better Way (l) - Like a bird that's flown into a building, sometimes we can have troubles getting out of difficult situations. Sometimes we simply cannot do it on our own.
  3. Why All the Thorns and Thistles? (l) - Why all the challenges in life? Parents naturally try to make life as easy as possible for their children. But is this really the best approach?
  4. When Friends Disagree (l) - Friendships have their ups and downs, and disagreements can degenerate into misunderstanding, conflict and animosity. What can you do to keep from fracturing your friendships?
Problems in marriage
  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?
Prochecies of kingdom
  1. Prophecies of the Coming Kingdom of God (l) - Through His prophets God reveals many specific details of how this world will be transformed in the Kingdom of God.
Procrastination
  1. Tomorrow Never Comes (l) - How often have you said, "I'll do it tomorrow," or "I'll think about it tomorrow"?
Prodi, Romano
  1. World News and Trends - Mar/Apr 2000 (l) - A brief synopsis of world events. March/April 2000
Prodigal son
  1. Rejoicing With God Over Finding the Lost (l) - Through a series of three parables, Jesus laid out our assignment to seek and react to the restoration of others just as God does.
  2. Lessons from the Parables: Hope and Restoration - the Story of the Prodigal Son (l) - What can we learn from Jesus Christ's parable of the prodigal son? In a world of broken relationships, it teaches us a lesson of deep love and hope.
Producing fruit
  1. Good Seed Produces Good Fruit - Good Fruit Produces Good Seed (l) - A planted seed may or may not grow into a fruitful tree. How can we make sure we are good fruit?
  2. Lessons From the Parables: The Fig Tree: A Lesson in the Patience and Judgment of God (l) - What does a parable about an unproductive fig tree have to do with how you're going about your life? The answer is -- quite a bit!
Production
  1. 1848, 1989, 2009-Could We See Another Year of Revolutions? (l) - For more than a century, 1848 was famously described as the Year of Revolutions, as nations all across Europe were convulsed by demonstrations and civil strife that led to the collapse of the old order. More than a hundred years passed before the same thing happened again at the fall of Russia's communist empire. As people continue to lose everything in the current economic turmoil and anger grows, precipitating massive demonstrations, could this be another year of revolutions?
Profanity
  1. In the News Apr/Jun 2006 (l) - In the news - April 2006
  2. Foul Language (l) - The world around us is full of filthy language, and it's easy to become indifferent to it all, but God wants us to take a different viewpoint toward the words that come out of our mouths.
  3. Children Absorb Foul Language at Early Age (l) - New study assesses the impact of foul language on young minds.
  4. Dirty Talk -- Does God Care? (l) - Profanity and cussing are rampant. You hear it everywhere. Some say it doesn't really matter how we talk. Learn what God says about this important subject.
Profiles in Courage
  1. 'For Such a Time as This' (l) - Values, convictions and courage are like lighthouses in a dark world. Perhaps even now you are facing situations in which you seem to "stand alone" on principle.
Profit motive
  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.
Promiscuity
  1. 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?
Promise
  1. Why Rainbows? (l) - Are rainbows just pretty reflections we see in the sky after it rains? Or is there something more to them? God's creation holds many designs and messages.
Promised land
  1. Is Revelation Related to a Christian's Reward? (l) - Many are misled by one of the most damaging deceptions ever propounded by mainstream Christianity--the idea that heaven is the reward of the saved. But the book of Revelation shows the error of this false doctrine.
  2. Joshua: God Is Salvation (l) - The story of Joshua and the taking of the Promised Land.
Promised seed
  1. The Choice: Which Way of Life? (l) - The prophecy of a promised Seed starts a thread that runs throughout the Bible. It is God's firm promise of a Savior, a King who will rule with righteousness and bring peace and salvation to all.
Promises
  1. 'I Will Fight No More, Forever' (l) - American and Indian cultures clashed on a shrinking North American continent.
  2. Promises, Promises! (l) - "No ifs, ands or buts," some will say! "Let your 'Yes' be 'Yes,' and your 'No,' 'No'" (Matthew 5:37). We demand unconditional love and promise keeping. We consider a person of high value if he or she keeps to their word "come hell or high water."
  3. Blessings of Abraham (Part 2 of 4) (l) - Today, the blessings that God promised to Abraham are being spiritually fulfilled in God's Church, which is made up of those who are called and chosen by God and live according to His revealed way.
  4. The Christian Battle (l) - A good soldier knows many battles are always looming on the horizon, so he prepares to handle them one by one.
Promises of God
  1. How Good Can Come From Suffering (l) - As Christ explained, His followers can expect to suffer. But God sometimes allows us to suffer because pain teaches us to refrain from sin even under the most difficult circumstances.
Promises to Abraham
  1. Will America Remain Great? (l) - The campaign slogan "Make America Great Again" catapulted candidate Donald Trump into the world's most powerful office. Yet, though diminished in recent years, America is already great in important respects -- but for how long?
  2. God's Promises to Abraham (l) - God made many promises to Abraham. Great and far-reaching promises.
  3. "Good Story!" (l) - My boss asked me to teach history classes, and didn't mind if I taught them from a biblical perspective, even in secular Holland. But what would he think when he walked in while I was tracing the identity of the lost tribes of Israel?
Proof of God
  1. Bible Prophecy and You (5/2016) (l) - God reveals the future through Bible prophecy - but why?
Proof of resurrection
  1. A defining teaching (l) - Have you looked into that tomb and considered what it means? Have you seen that Christ has indeed risen from the dead? Have you allowed your life and your thinking to be transformed by this event?
Proof of the Bible
  1. Proofs of the Bible (l) - God doesn't want blind faith. He wants you to have faith based on solid evidence. You can prove the divine origin, authenticity and accuracy of the Bible.
  2. Bible Prophecy and You (5/2016) (l) - God reveals the future through Bible prophecy - but why?
  3. God, Science and the Bible - Scripture (l) - New archaeological finds are constantly showing the Bible to be historically accurate and that the Holy Land is the ancient homeland of the Jewish people and other Israelites.
Proof of the resurrection
  1. Was Jesus Christ Who He Said He Was? (l) - The Jewish teacher from Nazereth claimed to be the promised Messiah and Son of God. COuld His assertions be true? Can we find evidence to back up His bold statements?
Proofs of prophecy
  1. Do Prophecies About Jesus Prove He Was the Messiah? (l) - The birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ fulfilled hundreds of prophecies. Every one came to pass with incredible accuracy. Such fulfilled prophecy serves as proof that the Bible is true - and that God's plan for your future will come to pass.
Propaganda
  1. Rewriting History (l) - A recent article in the Financial Times reported: "In January Vladimir Putin presided over a meeting designed to produce a new standardised history book for use in schools.
  2. "Would You Believe...?" (l) - Rumors have kept many from Jesus Christ and His Church. Sometimes you have to get past the rumors to get to the truth.
Property rights
  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.
Prophecies of Christ
  1. Jesus' Amazing Fulfillment of Prophecy (l) - To claim that you are God is one thing -- but to convince people that you are indeed what you say you are is quite another. So how did Jesus' closest followers come to be so convinced that they would lay down their lives for that belief?
  2. Removing the Myths From Christ's Childhood (l) - Legends are legion about Christ's birth and childhood. Can the Bible help us separate fact from fiction?
Prophecies of Egypt
  1. The Significance of Egypt in Prophecy (l) - President Barack Obama's visit to Cairo returned the spotlight on Egypt. Egypt is mentioned with ominous overtones in much of the Bible, but prophecies show much brighter symbolism for the future!
Prophecies of Jesus
  1. Who Was Jesus? (3/2014) (l) - Where did Jesus Christ come from? Who was He? This is a mystery that far too few really understand. Do you? It does matter - your future and your salvation depend on it!
  2. Was Jesus Christ the Messiah? (l) - What was Jesus Christ's purpose? Why did He come to earth? Why will He come again?
Prophecies of Jesus' return
  1. Seven Prophecies That Must Be Fulfilled Before Jesus Christ's Return (l) - Previous generations have thought that Jesus Christ would return in their lifetimes, but they were proven wrong. Many people alive today think that Christ's return is imminent. Certainly, the Bible contains prophecies that could not have been fulfilled until this generation.
Prophecies of the kingdom
  1. Beyond 2000: Utopian Prophecies of the World to Come (l) - Visions of a world to come.
Prophecies, fulfilled
  1. Jesus' Amazing Fulfillment of Prophecy (l) - To claim that you are God is one thing -- but to convince people that you are indeed what you say you are is quite another. So how did Jesus' closest followers come to be so convinced that they would lay down their lives for that belief?
  2. Jesus Christ's Life and Death in Prophecy (l) - Thhis explains that the Bible really is TRUTH, that any apparrent discrepancies are merrely accounts that haven't yet been proven by archeology or other scienses.
Prophecis of Christ
  1. Do Prophecies About Jesus Prove He Was the Messiah? (l) - The birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ fulfilled hundreds of prophecies. Every one came to pass with incredible accuracy. Such fulfilled prophecy serves as proof that the Bible is true - and that God's plan for your future will come to pass.
Prophecy
  1. Why Prophecy? (l) - Some people spend too much time digging into Bible prophecy, at times becoming unbalanced. Others say that prophecy has little to do with the practical side of life, so it's not that important. Yet just living in these uncertain times should tell us that we need to understand the real purpose of prophecy.
  2. Are We Living in the Time of the End? (3/2005) (l) - A Newsweek report notes that more scholarship has been devoted to the study of end-time biblical prophecies in the past 30 years than in the previous 300. A series of novels based on biblical end-time prophecies have sold more than 9 million copies. Is there a way to tell if we are nearing the end?
  3. Signs of the End Times (l) - Every generation has its prophets of doom who claim that the end of the world is right around the corner. Christians, who read the Old Testament prophets and the book of Revelation in the New Testament, often lead the charge. Could Jesus come back at any time, or are there events that must happen before He returns?
  4. Great Storms Foretold? (l) - Disasters and Jesus' words: "Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near."
  5. The Man Who Saw It All in Advance (l) - The greatest news forecaster in all of history walked on this earth about 2,000 years ago. What do His insightful prophecies tell us about future world conditions?
  6. Good News About Bible Prophecy (l) - But with this issue we invite you to upgrade your view of Bible prophecy to that of good news!
  7. When History and Prophecy Converge (l) - What happens when key events of history have a connection to Bible prophecy? The result is a better appreciation for God's guiding hand in all of history.
  8. (l) - How can a Christian responsibly approach the subject of prophecy?
  9. Lighten Up! (l) - I turn to an episode from the life of Jeremiah the prophet. He was tired of his gloom-and-doom message, and his audience was tired as well.
  10. The Purposes of Prophecy (l) - Does God use prophecy to punish humanity out of some perverse sense of enjoyment? Of course not! But if there are positive purposes to prophecy, what are they?
  11. The "Prophecy Factor" (l) - What do you see around you today? How well are the biblical, spiritual, moral and ethical restraints holding up?
  12. The Purpose of Prophecy (l) - The overall purpose of Bible prophecy is to encourage us to change our lives and help us see where the things we do ultimately lead.
  13. The Prophetic Mountain Range (l) - Sometimes people attempt to change or force the future, when what they really need to do is study and wait.
  14. Duality in Bible Prophecy(2) (l) - Prophetic statements sometimes apply to more than one fulfillment, a principle called duality. A prime example of duality is Christ's first coming to atone for our sins and His second coming to rule on earth as King of Kings.
  15. God's Purpose for Prophecy (l) - Much of the Bible is prophecy. Many of its books are prophetic, even some of those we don't normally associate with prophecy. Many of God's greatest servants, including Jesus Christ, were prophets. So what does God want us to learn from prophecy?
  16. How Will Prophecy Impact You? (l) - In my travels I've seen too much compelling evidence for prophecy's dead-on accuracy to ignore its truthfulness and crucial message for our times.
  17. What Are Some of the Bible's Major Fulfilled Prophecies? (l) - The Bible contains hundreds of fulfilled prophecies. Here is a list of some of the biblical prophecies that have been fulfilled historically.
  18. Time Travel Seeking Scientists Find No Clues From the Future (l) - Researchers seek signs of time travel on the Internet.
  19. Will Humanity Perish in a New Nuclear Age? (l) - In spite of a new 21st-century Cold War and fresh fears of atomic-fueled human extinction, a surprising and sure hope will intervene. But many will suffer first, and all of us face a choice.
  20. Bible Prophecy and You (1/2016) (l) - In this series of studies you'll learn about fascinating prophecies that have already been fulfilled -- in fact, fulfilled perfectly -- and a great deal about important prophecies that will have a great impact on your life in the near future. You'll see what a huge benefit and blessing it is to understand Bible prophecy!
  21. The Bible's Prophetic Puzzle (l) - Although biblical prophecy can seem mysterious and obscure like a puzzle, learn how you can make real sense of it.
  22. Bible Prophecy and You (5/2016) (l) - God reveals the future through Bible prophecy - but why?
  23. Seven Prophetic End-Time Markers (l) - As there are visible signs of coming weather and seasonal change, so there are signs to look for in world conditions before the soon-coming return of Jesus Christ.
  24. Are We Living in the Time of the End? (l) - A Newsweek report notes that more scholarship has been devoted to the study of end-time biblical prophecies in the past 30 years than in the previous 300. A series of novels based on biblical end-time prophecies have sold more than 9 million copies. Is there a way to tell if we are nearing the end?
  25. The Population Explosion and Prophecy (l) - The population explosion is a fact of life. But little have people realized that these circumstances are leading to the fulfillment of end-time prophecies-ultimately bringing the solutions to a troubled world that only God in His mercy can provide.
  26. God's Framework for End-Time Prophecy (l) - God's framework for end-time prophecy.
  27. 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.
  28. Duality in Bible Prophecy (l) - We must carefully examine the context of prophecies to understand their meaning and discern whether the prophecy seems incomplete after its first fulfillment. It is equally important to avoid reading duality into passages that do not support such interpretation.
  29. 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.
  30. The Four Empires of Daniel's Prophecies (l) - Daniel's book prophesied events fulfilled many centuries ago as well as major events yet to come. It reveals a history of the region, written in advance, from Daniel's time right up to the return of Jesus Christ.
  31. 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.
  32. Prophecy of an Arab Confederation (l) - The Psalms contain an intriguing prophecy that foretells a confederation of Arab nations that are determined to eliminate Israel.
  33. From Punishment to Destiny (l) - God has not forgotten - nor will He ever forget - His promises to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. The pages of history and prophecies yet to be fulfilled show God remaining true to every detail of His word.
  34. Dual Fulfillment in Bible Prophecy (l) - God inspired many prophecies with dual meanings. They applied as warnings to the Israelites at that time and as warnings to the modern descendants of those same people.
  35. The End of 'This Present Evil Age' (l) - Describes the very last days of this present-day world, before Christ descends and puts an end to this present society.
  36. The Fundamentals of Bible Prophecy (l) - Principles and themes of Bible prophecy.
  37. God Confirms His Credibility to the World (l) - The job, function and mission of a prophet.
  38. History Proves the Accuracy of Bible Prophecy (l) - History provides proof of the reliablity of Bible prophecies.
  39. Why Prophecy? (l) - How prophecy fills in the details of God's wonderful plan for humanity. God, who inspired prophecy, cares for people, that He has designed a logical and realistic master plan for solving the suffering and dilemmas that we cannot resolve on our own.
  40. The Book of Revelation: Timetable for the End Time (l) - The book of Revelation provides the sequence of events at the end of the age, leading up to the return of Christ.
  41. Can We Know the Future? (l) - Much of the Bible is prophecy, and its predictions are so sure that we could call Bible prophecy "history written in advance." In this lesson we will read the headlines of tomorrow.
  42. Is Today's Technology Foretold in Bible Prophecy? (l) - Three specific prophecies recorded thousands of years ago foreshadow our amazing age of advanced technology!
  43. 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.
  44. The End of the World: What Does the Bible Say? (l) - Our main focus should be to seek God to be spiritually prepared for the times that are coming. "But keep on the alert at all times," said Jesus, "praying in order that you may have strength to escape all these things that are about to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man" (Luke 21:36)
  45. World Peace: The Impossible Dream? (l) - God's plan for bringing world peace and salvation to all mankind.
  46. From the Editor - Good News Magazine Jan/Feb 2003 (l) - Why does God reveal what's going to happen? One reason is so we can be motivated to change. God doesn't want us to be caught on the wrong side of events as they unfold. Some will be, and they will suddenly be trapped like an animal caught in a snare (Luke 21:34-36).
  47. (l) - Letters from readers of the Good News, Mar/Apr 2003.
  48. America and Britain's Global Reach -- Prophesied in the Bible? (l) - The United States and Britain combined to defeat European tyranny in two world wars, then Iraqi tyranny twice in the last 12 years. Why has it fallen to them to police the world?
  49. The Perfect Prophetic Storm (l) - The Bible prophecies a time when two earthshaking events will combine to overwhelm humanity. What are these two events, these prophectic storms?
  50. Prophecies of a Different Government (l) - Themes from the Bible regarding the Kingdom of God.
  51. Are We Living in the Time of the End? (8/2001) (l) - A Newsweek report notes that more scholarship has been devoted to the study of end-time biblical prophecies in the past 30 years than in the previous 300. A series of novels based on biblical end-time prophecies have sold more than 9 million copies. Is there a way to tell if we are nearing the end?
  52. Seeing the World Scene Realistically (l) - The historic continuum and religious war between militant Islam and secularism.
  53. A Different World (l) - This is a time to stay tuned and watch current event ever more closely. We have entered a different world. Peace and security will never be quite the same.
  54. The Horsemen of Revelation: The Red Horse of War (l) - Approximately 180 million men, women and children were slaughtered in 20th-century wars. The new millennium has continued the trend, with the addition of mass-murder terrorism. What do history and the Bible tell us about the second horseman of Revelation? We continue with our second article in a series about the horsemen of Revelation.
  55. Does Bible Prophecy Matter? (l) - The biblical record of prophecy is long and astoundingly accurate. No human seer could have accurately predicted the remarkable rise and fall of kingdoms, leaders and peoples that we find in the Bible.
  56. A Glimpse Into the Future (l) - Editorial: Bible prophecy as a look into the future.
  57. Is the Bible Relevant in the Computer Age? (l) - We will all come in contact with someone who has lost someone close to them. What's the best thing to say and do? Probably the same things you'd like to hear.
  58. Just What Is the Abomination of Desolation (l) - In Jesus Christ's best known prophecy, he spoke of a coming "abomination of desolation,"in Jerusalem. What does this mean? In this prophecy, the past helps up understand the future.
  59. Can You Believe Bible Prophecy? (9/99) (l) - If you aren't sure whether the Bible should be trusted as the inspired Word of God, you belong to a significant majority.
  60. When Will Peace Come to the Middle East? (l) - Terrorism is not the only threat to peace in the Middle East. Wars fought using traditional methods have abounded in this blood-stained century.
  61. The Prince of Peace (l) - How life will change when Jesus Christ brings peace to this world.
  62. (l) - Letters from readers of the Good News, May/June 2003.
  63. Can You Believe Bible Prophecy? (l) - God's unerring prophecies of the kingdoms and empires of Babylon, Persia, Greece and Rome all came to pass in minute detail. If the Creator's prophecies came true in centuries past, can you -- and should you -- believe in Bible prophecy today?
  64. Has Jesus Christ's Olivet Prophecy Been Fulfilled? (l) - Jesus Christ gave a detailed prophecy of Judea and Jerusalem in Matthew 24. What does history tell us about this prophecys fulfillment?
  65. The Handwriting is Still on the Wall (l) - Your Bible tells of a future worldwide conflagration that will affect every living human. This warning remains emblazoned on the walls of prophecy!
  66. Iraq's Liberation: A Foretaste for the Entire World (l) - Does the struggle for freedom for Iraq have implications for all of humanity?
  67. Does Prophecy Tell Us When Christ Will Return? (l) - Since the days of the apostles,people have predicted Jesus Christ's return. Does Bible prophecy indicate when this long awaited event will at last come to pass?
  68. Jerusalem: Focus of Biblical Prophecy (l) - "Behold I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples ... I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all the nations of the Earth are gathered against it."
  69. The Crisis at the Close (l) - The biblical prophet Daniel, as well as Jesus Christ, warned of an unprecedented time of world trouble and turmoil. But when will this time come? And, more important, what does it mean for you?
  70. The Year 2000 - Doomsday or the Age of Aquarius? (l) - Some think the year 2000 will bring a dizzying array of technological advances ushering in a utopia on earth. Others believe the coming third millennium since Jesus Christ will bring catastrophic devastation from famine, disease, natural disasters, environmental degradation and war.
  71. The Good News Beyond the Bad (l) - World peace. For centuries, philosophers and poets have dared to dream the impossible dream, asking, "What if ...?" Yet peace on even a small scale has been so elusive and seemed so hopeless. Yet people have always hoped.
  72. 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.
  73. 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?
  74. 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.
  75. 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.
Prophecy - end time
  1. An Overview of End-Time Prophecy (l) - There are as many end-time scenarios based to some degree on Bible prophecy as there are prophetic teachers. Is there a singular overview of end-time prophecy that can help protect you from end-time catastrophes?
Prophecy - world
  1. America After 9/11: On the Hinge of History (l) - The events of Sept. 11, 2001, shook the entire world. The world had changed, though exactly how wouldn't be known for some time. Now, 10 years later, it's evident we may be on a hinge of history.
Prophecy and communication
  1. Could Jesus Christ Return Tomorrow? (l) - A little-noticed prophecy in the biblical book of Revelation shows that Jesus Christ's return couldn't take place without a revolutionary change in global mass communications—a change that has taken place only in the last few years.
Prophecy and Egypt
  1. "Cold" Peace or Real Peace? (l) - A unique prophecy tells how Egypt, and other nations that resist the will of God, will be treated in the age to come.
Prophecy and Europe
  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. Europe's Amazing Rise: Foretold in Bible Prophecy (l) - Where is the ever-closer, ever-more-powerful union of Europe heading? Do history and Bible prophecy help us understand where these trends are leading?
Prophecy and Israel
  1. Bible Prophecy and You (5/2018) (l) - What does Bible prophecy tell us about the future of the Middle East? Will this troubled area ever see peace? If so, how will it come about?
Prophecy and repentance
  1. 'Watch Therefore, and Pray Always' (l) - These words of Jesus Christ underscore the importance of a right understanding of Bible prophecy and show the need for action on our part-beginning with personal repentance.
Prophecy and Satan
  1. The Purposes of Prophecy (l) - Does God use prophecy to punish humanity out of some perverse sense of enjoyment? Of course not! But if there are positive purposes to prophecy, what are they?
Prophecy fails
  1. Though Prophecy Shall Fail (l) - This magazine is about a heart for prophecy and God. It is about responding to God's teaching to love Him and our neighbor with all our might
Prophecy in Eden
  1. The Choice: Which Way of Life? (l) - The prophecy of a promised Seed starts a thread that runs throughout the Bible. It is God's firm promise of a Savior, a King who will rule with righteousness and bring peace and salvation to all.
Prophecy In the News
  1. U.S. Election-Year Challenges Beyond President's Control (l) - In this election year, suddenly old problems are reemerging that seem beyond the president's control. Problems in the Far East, Russia and the Middle East are back with us as if they had never gone away.
  2. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - Nov/Dec 1996 (l) - Fathers' involvement with children. Do-it-yourself morality. U.S. water supply.
  3. England's Growing Isolation (l) - As the nations of mainland Europe become tightly bound together politically, economically and militarily, what are the consequences of England's more-independent path?
Prophecy of Arabs
  1. A Biblical Prophecy of an Arab Confederation (l) - Psalm 83 contains an intriguing prophecy of many Middle Eastern nations that appears to be as yet unfulfilled and to possibly tie in with end-time events. If so, it foretells a confederation of Arab nations that are determined to eliminate Israel. "They have taken crafty counsel against Your people, and consulted together against Your sheltered ones.
Prophecy of Christ
  1. Immanuel - "God Is With Us" (l) - Now the Divine had come to earth clothed in human skin to walk and talk among His own creation and die in their midst.
  2. The Old Testament in the New Testament (l) - Do Christians use a book, more than half of which is irrelevent and obsolete? Did God provide humanity with two sets of inspired writings the Old Testament and the New?
Prophecy of church
  1. God's Church in Prophecy (l) - For whom was the book of Revelation written? It is written for God's servants, the Church of God.
Prophecy of disasters
  1. The South Asian Tsunami: Foretaste of Things to Come? (l) - Where do major catastrophes like the South Asian tsunami fit in the long train of prophetic events?
Prophecy of end time
  1. Failed Rapture and Doomsday Prediction - Again (l) - The end of the world didn't happen.
Prophecy of Israel
  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?
Prophecy of Jesus
  1. Psalm 22--An Awe-Inspiring Prophecy! (l) - King David saw, a thousand years in advance, precise details of the greatest event in history--the death of a Man who would save billions of lives.
  2. 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?
Prophecy, definition of
  1. Glossary (bsc5) (l) - Word definitions for Bible Lesson 5.
Prophecy, end time
  1. Are We Living in the Time of the End? (3/2005) (l) - A Newsweek report notes that more scholarship has been devoted to the study of end-time biblical prophecies in the past 30 years than in the previous 300. A series of novels based on biblical end-time prophecies have sold more than 9 million copies. Is there a way to tell if we are nearing the end?
  2. Are We Living in the Time of the End? (l) - A Newsweek report notes that more scholarship has been devoted to the study of end-time biblical prophecies in the past 30 years than in the previous 300. A series of novels based on biblical end-time prophecies have sold more than 9 million copies. Is there a way to tell if we are nearing the end?
  3. Are We Living in the Time of the End? (8/2001) (l) - A Newsweek report notes that more scholarship has been devoted to the study of end-time biblical prophecies in the past 30 years than in the previous 300. A series of novels based on biblical end-time prophecies have sold more than 9 million copies. Is there a way to tell if we are nearing the end?
Prophecy, four empires of
  1. The Four Empires of Daniel's Prophecies (l) - Daniel's book prophesied events fulfilled many centuries ago as well as major events yet to come. It reveals a history of the region, written in advance, from Daniel's time right up to the return of Jesus Christ.
Prophecy, four kingdoms of
  1. Daniel Forsees the Kingdom of God (l) - Jesus Christ will replace the kingdoms of this world with the Kingdom His Father will give Him at His return -- the Kingdom of God. This is the good news of Daniel's prophecy and the same good news Jesus preached.
Prophecy, fulfilled
  1. Bible and Prophecy (l) - This article explores the reasons to believe the prophecies of the Bible are factual and completely true.
  2. Jesus' Amazing Fulfillment of Prophecy (l) - To claim that you are God is one thing -- but to convince people that you are indeed what you say you are is quite another. So how did Jesus' closest followers come to be so convinced that they would lay down their lives for that belief?
  3. Prophesied: The Exact Year the Messiah Would Appear (l) - An amazing prophecy in Daniel 9:25 gives the specific year the Messiah would appear. The angel Gabriel revealed this information to Daniel approximately 580 years before its fulfillment.
  4. Introduction (bsc5) (l) - People sometimes conclude that prophecy is being fulfilled before their eyes. But then unseen factors come into play, events alter course, and trends change. The predicted storm dissipates. False alarms have happened and they will occur again. But one day the storm will hit with full fury.
  5. Can We Know the Future? (l) - Much of the Bible is prophecy, and its predictions are so sure that we could call Bible prophecy "history written in advance." In this lesson we will read the headlines of tomorrow.
  6. Fullfilled Prophecies of Jesus Christ (l) - What could be more amazing than to read precise predictions of the events of a person's life hundreds of years before his birth? Surely that would be a mark of divine knowledge and involvement, wouldn't it?
Prophecy, implications of
  1. What Should You Do? (l) - Why does God reveal the future? Why does He tell us what is coming? One crucial reason is so we can see the need to change.
Prophecy, Olivet
  1. Has Jesus Christ's Olivet Prophecy Been Fulfilled? (l) - Jesus Christ gave a detailed prophecy of Judea and Jerusalem in Matthew 24. What does history tell us about this prophecys fulfillment?
Prophecy, purpose of
  1. Why Prophecy? (l) - Some people spend too much time digging into Bible prophecy, at times becoming unbalanced. Others say that prophecy has little to do with the practical side of life, so it's not that important. Yet just living in these uncertain times should tell us that we need to understand the real purpose of prophecy.
  2. Restoration: Why Prophecy? (l) - Prophecy is not only news in advance but is also a key way God deals with humans in His quest to bring many sons to glory.
  3. Why Understanding World News Is So Important! (l) - Never before have we had such a dire need to truly grasp the meaning of today's world events--at the very time when normal news outlets are in obvious decline. In this connection the Bible itself explains how we can face both present and future happenings with much greater confidence.
  4. View From the Front Porch (l) - Enjoy the life you have and make the most of it within the framework of God's way of life. Understand that at times life is experienced while sitting on a "front porch."
  5. What Manner of Person Should You Be? (l) - Why are you interested in prophecy? Is your goal to decipher all the obscure biblical prophecies that await fulfillment? Be careful. God's purpose for prophecy may be different than yours.
  6. A Prophecy Lesson: What Manner of Person Should You Be? (l) - Why are you interested in prophecy? Is your goal to decipher all the obscure biblical prophecies that await fulfillment? If so, be careful-God's purpose for prophecy may be different from yours.
  7. The Next Colossal Fulfillment of Prophecy! (l) - Every time I saw them, they asked the same question, "What's going to happen next in prophecy?" But time proved they truly didn't want to know the answer! They wanted only to observe. What about you? Are you a spectator or a player?
  8. What Should You Do? (l) - Why does God reveal the future? Why does He tell us what is coming? One crucial reason is so we can see the need to change.
  9. Planting the Seed of the Kingdom (l) - As we wait and look for the times when Christ will step into history and restore "all things," let's also attend to today and plan for tomorrow.
  10. (l) - Bible prophecy is twofold in nature. It promises punishment for transgressions of divine law. But it also encourages mankind by promising a golden age of peace, prosperity and plenty.
Prophecy, reason for
  1. Why Prophecy? (l) - Some people spend too much time digging into Bible prophecy, at times becoming unbalanced. Others say that prophecy has little to do with the practical side of life, so it's not that important. Yet just living in these uncertain times should tell us that we need to understand the real purpose of prophecy.
  2. Why Understand Prophecy? (l) - Does trying to understand the predictions of the Bible make any sense for teens? The simple answer to this important question is, "Yes." Read this article to learn why.
Prophecy, U.S. and Britain in
  1. God's Commitment to Abraham and His Descendants (l) - The United States of America and the British Commonwealth of nations fit exacting criteria for the promises to Abraham's descendants. We embark on a study of historical evidence of the tribes of Israel from their beginning as a nation down to our day.
Prophet
  1. The Role of a Watchman: What Does It Mean for You? (l) - The Bible uses the role of a watchman to describe the work of a prophet among God's people. Is there more to this symbolism than many have understood? The role of a watchman is vital to a full understanding of the work of God in the end time.
  2. Who Was Jesus Christ? (1/2002) (l) - What was Jesus' identity? Was he truly the Christ?
Prophet Isaiah
  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!
Prophet of God
  1. Is the World Ready for a Prophet of God? (l) - How old would people expect a prophet to be? How would they expect him to dress? What national background would they expect him to come from? What religion would they expect him to represent? Would they expect him to speak commandingly or with a more mellow tone?
Prophetic visions
  1. The End of 'This Present Evil Age' (l) - Describes the very last days of this present-day world, before Christ descends and puts an end to this present society.
Prophets
  1. The Role of a Watchman--What It Means for You (l) - The Bible uses the role of a watchman to describe the work of a prophet among God's people. Is there more to this symbolism than many have understood? The role of a watchman is vital to a full understanding of the work of God in the end time.
  2. What is the True Gospel? (l) - The ancient prophets, Jesus and His apostles all spoke of a literal kingdom that will supersede the world's governments. When these prophecies become a reality, a triumphant cry will ring out: "The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!" (Revelation 11:15).
  3. Did Elijah Go to Heaven? (l) - A careful reading of the Scriptures shows that Elijah's miraculous removal in a fiery chariot involved transporting him to another location in the area, not to eternal life in heaven.
  4. (l) - Basic knowledge and understanding of God's word.
  5. Can You Believe Bible Prophecy? (l) - God's unerring prophecies of the kingdoms and empires of Babylon, Persia, Greece and Rome all came to pass in minute detail. If the Creator's prophecies came true in centuries past, can you -- and should you -- believe in Bible prophecy today?
Prophets, false
  1. The Rise of a Counterfeit Christianity (l) - The apostles repeatedly warned Jesus' followers to beware of false teachers who would introduce counterfeit-Christian beliefs.
Proselytize
  1. "Please Lord, Save Me From Your Followers" (l) - Have you ever wondered what kind of bumper stickers YOUR example may inspire?
Proselytizing
  1. "Please, Lord, Save Me From Your Followers" (l) - What kind of bumper sticker would you inspire?
Prosperity
  1. The Book of Revelation: Is it Relevant Today? (l) - Is the book of Revelation relevant today? Is it possible to understand it? Can we know to whom it was written -and why? What are the meanings of its mysterious symbols?
  2. Praying More Than Ever (l) - We need to pray for the strength and perseverance to endure the times that are coming upon this world. God has promised us protection, and we will receive that deliverance by remaining dedicated to Him and seeking first His Kingdom.
  3. Coming: Heaven on Earth (l) - The latest research of science and the Bible shows God has big plans for planet earth.
Prostitution
  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!
Prostitution, legalized
  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!
Protecting
  1. 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?
Protection
  1. Are You Protected by the Ultimate Security System? (l) - We live in a dangerous world. Threats to our safety and security are growing. Is there a way to ensure that you and your family are always protected?
  2. A Great Deliverance is Coming (l) - In no way do we wish to minimize or underestimate the troubles prophesied to come on the world. Yet each one of the dark biblical passages quoted at the beginning of this feature has an encouraging conclusion.
  3. From Punishment to Destiny (l) - God has not forgotten - nor will He ever forget - His promises to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. The pages of history and prophecies yet to be fulfilled show God remaining true to every detail of His word.
  4. 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.
Protectionism
  1. What's Next? A Looming Trade War? (l) - News articles around the world are now focusing on another economic bubble that is bursting before our very eyes.
  2. What's Next for the World Economy: Possible Trade War? (l) - Clearly, the most important news around the world today is the serious financial crisis and its consequences as growing unemployment strikes family and friends near and far. News articles around the world are now focusing on another dangerous economic bubble bursting before our very eyes. Where could these latest financial woes lead, and how can we best prepare?
Protestant reformation
  1. Europe and the Church, Part 9: Charles V's Empire Upon Which the Sun Never Set (l) - The Holy Roman Emperor Charles V was the most famous Habsburg in history, presiding over an empire that stretched from the Philippines to Peru and was the greatest in Europe. During his reign he was confronted with major challenges, including the Protestant Reformation. His reign constituted the fourth of the seven prophesied resurrections of the Roman Empire, which will see its final resurrection just before the return of Jesus Christ as King of Kings.
  2. Is the Protestant Reformation Being Undone? (l) - When the Catholic monk Martin Luther challenged the Catholic Church with his Ninety-five Theses, few could've foreseen the upheaval and division that would result. Now, 500 years later, could we see a reunification of world Christianity? Does Bible prophecy give any indication?
  3. Changes in Christian Scholars' Perspective on God's Law (l) - Christian scholars are changing their views of the status of God's laws in New Testament. One cannot help but hope that many others will be encouraged by their example to change their prejudices against obeying the Ten Commandments.
Protestant Sunday
  1. Surprising Admissions About the Sabbath and Sunday (l) - Leaders and authorities from many religious denominations candidly acknowledge that Saturday is the biblical Sabbath day and that there is no biblical basis for Sunday observance.
Proud
  1. The Meek, the Lowly and the Wise (l) - There are many kinds of people in the world, and only a few are selected to be among God's chosen. What characteristics may show us who they are?
Proverb
  1. Proverbs: An Empty Barn (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  2. Proverbs: Fitting Words (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  3. Proverbs: He Who Loves, Disciplines (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  4. Proverbs: The Heart May Sorrow (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  5. Proverbs: An Honest Witness (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  6. Proverbs: Where Do You Seek Wisdom? (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  7. Proverbs: Work Brings Profit (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  8. Proverbs: Crowned With Knowledge (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  9. Proverbs: To Eat With Those You Love (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  10. Proverbs: He Who Knows the Human Heart (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  11. Proverbs: Strong Confidence (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  12. Proverbs: Wise People Remain Calm (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  13. Proverbs: Think Before You Answer (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
Proverbs
  1. A Friendship Manual (l) - What do the Proverbs say about friendships?
  2. Proverbs: Keep Company With The Wise (l) - Daily wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  3. Proverbs: Rewarded With Good (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  4. Proverbs: Be Kind To The Poor (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  5. Proverbs: False Lips (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  6. Proverbs: Pleasant Words (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  7. Proverbs: Satisfied From Above (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  8. Proverbs: When People Are Happy (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  9. Proverbs: Words Like Honey (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  10. Proverbs: Evil Designs (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  11. Proverbs: A Father's Training (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  12. Proverbs: Humility Before Honor (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  13. Proverbs: Whoever Forgives (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  14. Proverbs: Peace of Mind (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  15. Proverbs: Slow to Anger (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  16. (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  17. Proverbs: When Someone Winks (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  18. Proverbs: Better to Gain Wisdom than Gold (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  19. Proverbs: Bringing Honor to a Nation (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  20. Proverbs: Get Advice (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  21. Proverbs: The Power of Justice (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  22. Proverbs: Feasting with Strife (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  23. Proverbs: Travel a Good Road (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  24. Proverbs: When Wise People Speak (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  25. Proverbs and Proper Training (l) - Sometimes, especially when their children are teenagers, parents feel as if they're not getting through. They may wonder whether all their efforts are wasted. But experience shows that if they stick with a good game plan, they will eventually realize the desired results.
  26. Family Finances: a Biblical Guide (l) - Managing your money - a Biblical guide.
Proverbs and money
  1. A Source of Timeless Financial Advice (l) - One of the best sources of timeless financial advice and guidance is the book of Proverbs.
Proverbs and women
  1. Proverbs 31: A Model for Today's Woman (l) - You might be surprised just how up to date the words of an ancient king can be.
Proverbs on friendship
  1. The Importance of Right Friendships (l) - People can be so much more effective, so much more balanced and so much wiser as a result of developing and maintaining healthy friendships.
Proverbs, book of
  1. Finding Success in Your Job and Career (l) - In a world that is so far removed from the life and times of the Bible, do the Scriptures offer any help in how to be successful in our job and career?
Proving your faith
  1. Consumer Protection in Britain: The Thin End of the Wedge? (l) - The E.U. Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations (CPR) prohibits anyone offering a service from making a misleading statement. Will this be applied to religion?
Prudence
  1. Modesty (l) - Are you modest in the sight of God and man?
Prudent
  1. Proverbs: Crowned With Knowledge (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
Pruning
  1. God's Pruning Process (l) - I agonized over pruning my trees because I thought it would harm them. Pruning, whether physical or spiritual, doesn't seem pleasant, but it really is necessary for health and growth.
  2. Trees of Righteousness (l) - Trees are a part of our lives. There are few places without them, and they provide us with so much. What can God teach us using trees?
Prussia
  1. Europe and the Church, Part 11: Germany's Dream of Conquest (l) - At the end of the Napoleonic Wars, the country of Germany did not even exist. But a century later it had risen to seriously challenge the greatest European empires and forever change the history of the world.
  2. Peace Kant Be Found (l) - Peace. Millions speak of it, thousands write of it, but only One can truly bring it.
Psalm 22
  1. Psalm 22--An Awe-Inspiring Prophecy! (l) - King David saw, a thousand years in advance, precise details of the greatest event in history--the death of a Man who would save billions of lives.
Psalms
  1. The Writers of the Hebrew Bible (l) - We still speak and write and sing the words of David written 3,000 years age. They are quoted extensively in the New Testament. He created a large amount of literature that God preserved for future generations.
Psalms as prayer
  1. Point of Wisdom: Pray With a Psalm in Your Heart (l) - It can sometimes be hard to know what to talk about with God in prayer. Some Scripture-based counsel to a struggling individual can help you too.
Psychology
  1. What Science Tells Us About Habits (l) - The study, published in the November 2004 issue of Psychological Science, suggests that old habits are relatively automatic, while new learning requires control.
  2. 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?
Public schools
  1. Making the Most of Public Schools (l) - Although public education has a bad reputation, there are still reasons to feel good about choosing public schools.
Publican
  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?
Punctuality
  1. Helpful hints for parents (l) - Tips for bringing up successful children from Dan Quayle and clinical psychologist Diane Medved.
Punishment
  1. What Should I Do When Others Sin? (l) - Someone is doing wrong and you feel like you should do something to correct the situation, but what? Is it our place to do anything at all?
  2. Reward and Punishment (l) - When will God reward those who love and obey Him? Will God punish those who deliberately refuse to repent of their wickedness and wrongdoing?
  3. A Kinder, Gentler Hell? (l) - As opinions about Hell have changed over the years, so have the teachings of many churches. But what does the Bible say?
  4. Real Peace Is More Than the Absence of War (l) - War and peace both begin in the heart. The Creator of the human heart has much to say about how real peace will be achieved.
Punishment for sin
  1. What's Happening to Our World? (l) - Recently Newsweek magazine wrote of "a pileup of disasters, crises and wars." The world appears to be entering a meltdown mode. Astute observers are now asking questions like "What on earth is happening to us?" Does the Bible tell us how to cope with this uncertain world?
Punishment of the wicked
  1. The Resurrection: God's Answer to Life After Death (l) - Would a merciful God inflict excruciating pain and torment on human beings for millions and millions of years-throughout all eternity? Could the great Creator God of the universe be that unfeeling and uncaring? Even though "the wages of sin is death" (Romans 6:23), the God of love, justice and mercy has no desire to see anyone, even the incorrigibly wicked, suffer in agony for all eternity.
  2. The Promise of Life After Death (l) - Would a merciful God inflict excruciating pain and torment on human beings for millions and millions of years-throughout all eternity? Could the great Creator God of the universe be that unfeeling and uncaring? Even though "the wages of sin is death" (Romans 6:23), the God of love, justice and mercy has no desire to see anyone, even the incorrigibly wicked, suffer in agony for all eternity.
Purchased
  1. Unconditional Surrender (l) - Nearly 60 years ago World War II ended with unconditional surrender. But unconditional surrender is not just for the history books, as it plays a vital part in our relationship with our Savior and conquering King.
Pure heart
  1. Praying for a Right Spirit and New Attitude (l) - Responding to God involves not just repenting of individual sinful acts. It also involves a recognition that our hearts and minds have been corrupted by the world and the devil, "the prince of the power of the air" (Ephesians 2:2).
Pure religion
  1. Carry Jesus' Burden (l) - There is no more strong, confident and powerful person that has ever lived than Jesus Christ. Yet even Jesus Christ needed help in His final hours. And He tells us He needs help many times today--even if we don't recognize Him.
Purgatory
  1. Martin Luther: The Unfinished Reformation (l) - Five centuries have passed since Martin Luther started the Protestant Reformation and changed the world. What's the story behind the man and the movement he started?
Purim
  1. What About Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Purim? (l) - What About Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Purim?
  2. (l) - Questions and answers on issues of interest to young people who want sound biblical advice.
Puritans
  1. Is Thanksgiving Rooted in a Biblical Festival? (l) - Historians and Jewish sources point out that America's Thanksgiving holiday may not have been a totally new celebration-but that its roots may go back thousands of years to the biblical Feast of Tabernacles.
  2. No Halfway Covenant (l) - If your parents are true Christians, does that make you one? Or is more required of you? This was an important question for the Puritans of early America. And it remains an important issue today.
Purity of mind
  1. Facebook Gender Options (l) - What are the implications of gender confusion in society?
Purpose
  1. Learning How to Bounce Back (l) - These three steps can help you defeat life's challenges and tap into the power of resilience.
  2. The Religion of Evolution (l) - Evolution does not merely dismiss a Creator. It rejects any spiritual meaning for our existence.
  3. "Saved by His Life" (l) - When you lose hope, how do you manage to regain confidence and purpose in life?
  4. God Is Calling You to Change Your Life (l) - God wants you to change and start living His way. He reveals three essential steps to help you start and continue in this new life, steps requiring deep consideration and purposeful action today.
  5. What Is Mankind's Ultimate Inheritance? (l) - Most assume that our ultimate reward is going to live in heaven when we die. But the Bible paints a very different, and more inspiring, picture!
  6. Darwinism in the Classroom (l) - When you believe God created the heavens and earth, what strategies can you use when confronted with Charles Darwin's theory of evolution?
  7. Adrift No More (l) - As a boy I loved to launch little wood chip boats, but I learned I didn't want to be like them, at the mercy of the whims of the stream.
Purpose for humanity
  1. Hope for a Troubled World (l) - Every individual, regardless of race, national origin or sex, will, in time, have the opportunity to be called by God and to hear and respond to the good news of the Kingdom of God and to the testimony of Jesus' life, death and resurrection.
  2. Back to the Beginning (l) - God calls -- invites -- us into an eternal relationship with Him as members of His family.
Purpose for man
  1. Evidence All Around Us (l) - The precision of our universe is not the result of an accident. It is the product of a meticulous Creator and Lawgiver, the universe's Master Watchmaker.
  2. Seven Reasons Why Jesus Was Born (l) - Why did Jesus have to be born, and to die? Here are seven reasons.
Purpose in life
  1. When God Doesn't Make Sense (l) - Why does God allow children to get cancer? Why does He allow innocent people to be murdered in drive-by shootings? Why are good people sometimes killed in car accidents? Why doesn't God always answer prayers? Why can it seem that God is ignoring us when we're trapped in the pit of despair? What do we do when God just doesn't seem to make sense?
Purpose of family
  1. The Ultimate Purpose of the Family (l) - Do you know the ultimate purpose for the family? When you know that purpose, it can transform your family's relationships!
  2. 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.
Purpose of lfe
  1. Of Time and the River of Life (l) - A universal theme and aspiration of all peoples has been a burning desire to know who we are and why we were born.
Purpose of life
  1. Life's Purpose (l) - There should be an overpowering purpose to life, but few have ever known such purpose -- do you?
  2. Questions and Answers - January 2009 (l) - "Why I was put on this planet? I'm fed up with my life."
  3. Question and Answers - January 2011 (l) - Answers to questions from our readers.
  4. God's Got a Plan (l) - At 15, I realized that human society had long been heading cluelessly to its demise. But I also learned then that God has a great plan to raise human beings out of our problems and lead us to an incredible destiny.
  5. Planet Earth Will Survive and Flourish! (l) - Over the centuries many have proclaimed the end of the world - some even in recent months. What does the Bible say about our planet's future?
  6. The Questions of Life & God's Holy Days (l) - What is the purpose of life? Why were we born? What is man's destiny? What happens after death? God's annual festivals portray events that answer these big questions of life.
  7. The Mystery of Human Existence: Why Are You Here? (l) - What is the meaning of life? Why were you born? What is your ultimate destiny? There is a real answer to these questions. The Creator God made you for an awesome purpose -- a purpose He has revealed in the Bible.
  8. Three Mind-Bending Truths About Your Future (l) - Your world can be a chaotic and confusing place, at times making you feel like a fish out of water. How do you begin to deal with the problems?
  9. What Is God's Message for Us? (l) - Considering how insignificant we are in comparison with the vastness and greatness of the universe, why does God care about us?
  10. What Is Your Ultimate Purpose in Life? (l) - Many things can get you down -- trials and difficulties that get in the way of a vibrant life. But all that begins to fade away when you discover your ultimate purpose in life!
  11. Astrophysicist - Earth, Humans are Special in the Universe (l) - Continued forays into astrophysics and the laws underlying the universe lead to the conclusion that our world and the human race are special.
  12. 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
  13. Humanity (l) - Humanity was created with a truly amazing potenial. The future of humanity is to be children in the family of God.
  14. God's Purpose for You (l) - Why were you born? Do you understand why you exist? The Trinity doctrine obscures the amazing truth, clearly revealed in Scripture, of God's purpose for you!
  15. The Family of God (l) - The Father and Jesus have, from the beginning, planned to increase Their kind. The God kind is a family! It is headed by the Father and now consists of the Father and the Son, Jesus Christ.
  16. Asking the Crucial Questions (l) - Evidence of God's existence is available. Let's look at some of the evidence, asking and answering questions so basic to our search for meaning and purpose.
  17. Evidence All Around Us (l) - The precision of our universe is not the result of an accident. It is the product of a meticulous Creator and Lawgiver, the universe's Master Watchmaker.
  18. Why Were You Born? (l) - Life with God is exciting, fulfilling and ultimately rewarding beyond our wildest imagination.
  19. 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.
  20. Hope for a Troubled World (l) - Every individual, regardless of race, national origin or sex, will, in time, have the opportunity to be called by God and to hear and respond to the good news of the Kingdom of God and to the testimony of Jesus' life, death and resurrection.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. Jesus Christ, Our Merciful High Priest (l) - Both the Father and Son are actively involved in fulfilling Their purpose of bringing others into the divine family. It's your destiny. Will you repent and accept this marvelous calling?
  24. 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.
  25. Life in God's Family (l) - Never underestimate the value of your life. You were born to become one of God's divine children. You were born to receive His very nature and character and, eventually, eternal life on His level of existence.
  26. The Question of the Ages (l) - What is your destiny? Why do you exist? Why were you born? Is there a reason, a purpose, for human life?
  27. Answering the Great Mystery: Why Did God Create Man? (l) - Do we have a rendezvous with infinity? Is our ultimate destiny so mind-expanding that the human intellect can hardly grasp its grandeur? What is our purpose on earth? What is our future?
  28. Discovering the Great Unknown: Our Incredible Human Potential (l) - The Bible tells us that the converted servants or "saints" of God will participate in the management of His creation! Restoration and right rulership of this earth are an integral part of God's master plan!
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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?
  32. 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.
  33. Points to Ponder (bsc3) (l) - Bible study 'points to ponder' about why God created mankind.
  34. Historical Insights into Human Suffering (l) - Suffering can stimulate us to reevaluate the importance of life.
  35. Back to the Beginning (l) - God calls -- invites -- us into an eternal relationship with Him as members of His family.
  36. The Search for Life (l) - Over recent decades mankind has spent billions of dollars and untold hours searching for life outside of planet Earth. What's driving this desperate search? What do we hope to find? And do we understand what we're really looking for?
  37. What's My Purpose Here? (l) - There must be meaning to humanity's mixture of awesome abilities and awful atrocities. What is the ultimate purpose and meaning of your life?
  38. 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?
  39. We Are But Man (l) - Whether wealthy elite or ragged vagabond, without Christ in us we are but man.
  40. How Is the Work of God Accomplished Today? (l) - Jesus Christ gave His Church a commission in which each member has a vital part to play. How is that mission being carried out in our modern world?
  41. Seven Reasons Why Jesus Was Born (l) - Why did Jesus have to be born, and to die? Here are seven reasons.
  42. What is My Purpose Here? (l) - There must be some meaning to humanity's mixture of awesome abilities and awful atrocities. What is the ultimate purpose and meaning of your life?
  43. Does It Really Matter What You Believe? (l) - Beliefs determine actions - sometimes with dire consequences.
  44. When A Half Million Bullets Aren't Enough (l) - Are you living by the rules but still missing something? What is the proper balance between process and progress? In the battle of Isandlwana the British were technically correct but ended up being dead wrong.
  45. Why Were You Born? (vcm) (l) - Time and chance have a part in who we are. But God is not so concerned about where we came from as where we can go.
  46. Does God Have a Plan for Humanity? (l) - Put another way, does our Creator have a divine purpose for human beings? And does He have a prophetic plan whereby His purpose may be worked out here on earth?
Purpose of man
  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.
Purpose of prophecy
  1. An Overview of End-Time Prophecy (l) - There are as many end-time scenarios based to some degree on Bible prophecy as there are prophetic teachers. Is there a singular overview of end-time prophecy that can help protect you from end-time catastrophes?
  2. Bible Prophecy and You (5/2016) (l) - God reveals the future through Bible prophecy - but why?
Purpose, our ultimate
  1. Answering the Great Mystery: Why Did God Create Man? (l) - Do we have a rendezvous with infinity? Is our ultimate destiny so mind-expanding that the human intellect can hardly grasp its grandeur? What is our purpose on earth? What is our future?
Pursuit of happiness
  1. Is the Pursuit of Happiness a God-Given Right? (l) - What did Thomas Jefferson and the other writers of the Declaration of Independence mean by "the pursuit of happiness"? How important is this right according to history and the Bible? (This is the third article in a series on the God-given rights of "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.")
Put out the fire
  1. House on Fire (l) - How vigilant are you about remaining alert for and confronting looming crises?
Putin
  1. Putin Raises the Stakes (l) - After a relatively peaceful couple of months, the early days of 2015 saw another increase in violence in Eastern Ukraine.
  2. Current Events & Trends March/April 2018 (l) - An overview of events and conditions around the world featured in the March/April 2018 issue of Beyond Today.
Putin, Vladimir
  1. Russian Resurgence in a Unipolar World (l) - Russia is a superpower no longer, so what is behind President Putin's bold actions toward Hamas, Iran, Eastern Europe and China? Russia will play a critical role in geopolitics and globalization in the 21st century. No longer a superpower, it is still a superplayer.
  2. Exit President Putin, Enter Prime Minister Putin (l) - Russian President Putin must leave office early next year. Yet his policies and his posture are those of a man building an empire, rather than merely a legacy. It's clear he intends to hang onto power. What does this mean for the EU, the United States, China and Southern Asia?
  3. Increasing Disorder Follows on Heels of U.S. Retreat (l) - A Wall Street Journal article stated at the outset of the new year: "The world is messy, and it is getting more so as the U.S. retreats from its role as the protector of global order. With civil wars, uprisings against governments and other bloody disputes proliferating, it can be hard to tell the good guys from the bad" ("Global Disorder Scorecard," Dec. 30, 2013).
  4. Feeble U.S. Stand Allows Russian Imperialism (l) - The United States increasingly appears impotent to affect policy and outcomes in other nations, even when national interests are at stake
  5. The Russian Bear Reawakens (l) - Russia's recent actions in Ukraine follow a long history of imperialist oppression. Are these events leading the world back to the brink of nuclear extinction?
  6. Russia ups the ante in Syria (l) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has been in power since 2000, stepping into the position previously occupied by his father until his death.
  7. Putin's Party Elected Again: More Voter Fraud? (l) - Bad leadership is not new to our world, but the globalization of economies has linked us all together in ways not possible in the past.
  8. Putin and Russia's Push for Power (l) - What's going on in Russia under the leadership of President Vladimir Putin?
  9. Vladimir Putin (l) - An emerging end-time age of emperors is upon us. Empires dismantled in the two world wars are coming back with a vengeance, their kings stirred by vivid memories and visions of former history. One who fits this description is Vladimir Putin.
  10. Russia's Time of Troubles (l) - Current troubles only serve to underscore long-standing weaknesses in the Russian system of government. Will Putin have the vision to lead his nation? Will Russians demand a stronger leader?


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