"R" - Subject Index

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Rabbits
  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.
Race
  1. Mud Buddies (l) - Two friends, one tough race - crossing the finish line with priceless lessons learned.
  2. A Race Well Run (l) - "I have fought a good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful. And now the prize awaits me -- the crown of righteousness..."
Races, origin of the
  1. (l) - Qustions about the Passover and the relationship of the three races to each other.
Racial division
  1. 2015 - A Year of Triumph or Trial for America? (l) - After years of bad economic news, some think things are looking up for the United States. But are they? What troubling signs are on the horizon?
Racism
  1. Restoration (9/01) (l) - United Nations Commission on Human Rights held a weeklong conference in Durban, South Africa. Officially, the conference was called, "The World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance." Unfortunately, the conference was marred from the opening day by efforts to label Zionism in general, and Israel in particular, as racist.
Radical individualism
  1. 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?
Radical Islam
  1. Terrorism in the 21st Century (l) - A World News and Prophecy interview with Christopher Dobson, an expert on terrorism.
  2. Indonesia's Bashir a Lightning Rod (l) - Indonesia is the scene of some of the world's greatest tragedies of modern times. Much more than a region in need of aid, it is rich in history, the largest Muslim nation in the world--and a democracy. The recent release of militant Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Bashir reopened old wounds and may indicate a future direction away from the West.
  3. Mumbai Terror Attacks Highlight Global Nature of Threat From Radical Islam (l) - Political correctness is still making it difficult for people in the West to understand fully the seriousness of the threat from radical Islam.
  4. Radical Islam: An Arc of Extremism That Threatens the Globe (l) - In an Aug. 1 speech, British Prime Minister Tony Blair warned of an "arc of extremism" that extends across much of the Islamic world posing a very real threat to Western civilization. How great is this threat, and where is it leading?
  5. Has World War III Already Begun? (l) - Five years after the devastating Sept. 11 attacks, the West remains far from where it should be in the growing conflict between the Western democracies and radical Islam.
  6. Is American Isolationism on the Rise? (l) - Americans show growing signs of wanting to withdraw from an increasingly complex and frightening world. Is the isolationism of earlier decades about to return? And what would the consequences be?
  7. Muslim Extremists Stirring up Syria (l) - Associated Press journalist Paul Schemm gives a personal account of facing mercenary Muslim extremists: "The bearded gunmen who surrounded the car full of foreign journalists in a northern Syrian village were clearly not Syrians.
  8. Islamist Attacks Australian Police after Fatwa (l) - Government officials in Australia say the threat is real.
  9. Islamic State explains to West: "Why We Hate You" (l) - The leaders of the Islamic State (IS or ISIS) are nothing if not accomplished advocates and propagandists for their cause.
Radical islamists
  1. Immigration: How a Foreign Invasion Is Reshaping the West (l) - In the last 50 years, millions of people from the Third World have moved into the Western democracies. Many have contributed to the welfare of these nations, but others lack work skills, proper education and democratic convictions. What will it mean if and when these ever-growing minorities begin to constitute the majority in several key countries?
Radical lefists
  1. The Disturbing Roots of the Black Lives Matter Movement (l) - What exactly is "Black Lives Matter"? Who is behind it? Is it really a spontaneous movement or is something else at work?
Radical liberalism
  1. 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?
Radio
  1. Before You Turn on the TV (l) - Technology can undermine the human values that promote good mental and physical health.
Radiocarbon dating
  1. Evidence of a Worldwide Flood (l) - For much of the 20th century the majority of the scientific community has denied the possibility of a universal flood. Yet more evidence is accumulating that there indeed was a worldwide flood several thousand years ago.
  2. Noah's Flood: Serious Problems With Dating Methods (l) - Why do geologists so frequently fail to understand that the biblical Flood was the force that created some geologic formations? One important answer lies in the way they date these formations.
Rage
  1. World News & Trends: July/August 2010 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. July 2010
Rahab
  1. The Scarlet Cord (l) - A colored rope hanging from a window held great meaning for a woman in Jericho thousands of years ago. It also has special significance for us as Christians.
  2. The Grace of Rahab (l) - Often we feel as if there is nothing that we can do, that anything we might do is too insignificant to count, but one person can change things in a big way.
  3. Profiles in Faith: Paul's Beloved Friend and Companion (l) - Rahab's story reminds us that one day God will save all people who respond to Him and allow Him to transform their lives.
Rahab, faith and courage of
  1. Profiles in Faith: Paul's Beloved Friend and Companion (l) - Rahab's story reminds us that one day God will save all people who respond to Him and allow Him to transform their lives.
Rahman, Omar Abdel
  1. World News Review September/October 1998 (l) - World news - Sept/Oct 1998
Rain
  1. Restoring Morality Begins With You (l) - If you think our culture is bad and quickly growing worse, you're correct. So how can -- and should -- you start setting things right?
Rainbows
  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.
Raising grandkids
  1. Grandparents Who Are Grand (l) - Grandparents raising their grandchildren for different reasons is on the rise. I call them heroes because they are sacrificing to give their grandchildren the best opportunities they can.
Ramat Rahel
  1. In the News Jan/Mar 2007 (l) - News stories. January 2007
Rameses
  1. The Exodus Controversy (l) - Did the Exodus really happen? Did God deliver the ancient Israelites from Egyptian slavery as the Bible describes? Contrary views have generated much publicity, but the facts of the Bible's side of the argument are seldom considered.
Ramsay, Sir William
  1. Can You Believe the Bible? (3/2002) (l) - When we objectively examine the evidence for the Bible's accuracy and veracity, the only conclusion we can reach is that the Bible is true.
Random acts of kindness
  1. Handhold, Splintered Reed or Stumbling Block? (l) - When someone needs a hand to hold, a shoulder to cry on, or someone to listen, can they turn to you?
Ransom
  1. What Does It Mean to Be Redeemed? (l) - Redemption is rightly bound up with the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. How should we understand the scope of its meaning?
  2. 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.
Rap music
  1. Today's Music: What's the Message to Our Kids? (l) - Parents who care about their children will screen their media diet and will teach their children by word and example a much healthier way to think and live.
Rape
  1. Sexual Abuse, Rape Widespread in America (l) - We are so far from the true sexual intimacy men and women were divinely intended to experience in godly marriage!
  2. ISIS Forces Birth Control on Female Slaves (l) - There's an Islamic law stating that a man must ensure that a woman who is enslaved to him cannot be pregnant in order to have intercourse with her.
Rape in South Africa
  1. World News and Trends - Jan/Fen 2000 (l) - A brief synopsis of world events. January/February 2000
Rapid reaction force
  1. European Rapid Reaction Force - Rival to NATO? (l) - The European debate over the European Rapid Reaction Force
Rapture
  1. (l) - Questions and answers represent issues of interest to young people who want sound biblical advice.
  2. 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!
  3. The Rapture Is Wrong: The Saints Don't Rise to Run Away (l) - The Bible says the saints rise to meet Christ at His return. But they aren't snatched away to heaven. They rise in the air to perform a fitting salute to the King of Kings and then join Him, not in heaven, but on the earth. If this is different from what you have heard or believed, you need to prove what the Bible actually says!
  4. 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?
  5. Failed Rapture and Doomsday Prediction - Again (l) - The end of the world didn't happen.
  6. Is the Rapture Real? (l) - Do you believe that Jesus Christ is going to save you from the coming time of horrendous global trouble by whisking you away into heaven beforehand in what many call the Rapture? What will you do if He doesn't?
  7. Countering the Rapture Error (l) - The idea of a rapture of believers up into heaven before the prophesied tribulation of the last days is widely taught and believed in Christianity today.
  8. The Hope of the Resurrection (l) - Let's summarize what 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 [16] For 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: [17] Then 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. , which mentions believers being caught up, actually says:
  9. What's "Left Behind" in the Rapture Theory? (l) - Millions have read novels structured around the idea of the rapture of Christians. Why this religious fad? Why do people believe there will be a rapture?
  10. The Need for Spiritual Readiness (l) - The scriptures do not connect the need for spiritual readiness with the Rapture.
  11. What's 'Left Behind' in the Rapture Theory? (l) - Is there any biblical validity to the rapture teaching?
Rapture theory
  1. Introduction - Rapture vs. the Bible (l) - Christians the world over are looking forward to a time when, interrupting their ordinary lives, they will be suddenly raptured into heaven with Jesus Christ. But is this true?
Rare metals
  1. World News and Trends - July/August 2007 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Jul/Aug 2007
Rationaiizing
  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?
Rationalization
  1. Justify (l) - People often try to justify the wrong things they want to do in their lives. Could we fall into this way of thinking?
Rattlesnakes
  1. Surviving the Serpent - Part Two (l) - Encountering a serpent today can be risky, but there will come a time when that will change.
Ratzinger, Joseph
  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.
Reachablity
  1. 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.
Readers of GN
  1. (l) - Letters from readers of the Good News magazine. May 2008
Reading
  1. Read What? Taking on the Classics (l) - Are you dreading an upcoming reading assignment? Here are some ways to approach this task with a new perspective.
  2. The Bible and the Brain (l) - You can read your way to a better working brain -- and build moral character at the same time.
  3. Reading Together (l) - When family members read aloud together, lots of good things happen including learning, laughter and love.
  4. Is the Book Worth Reading? (l) - What do you read and why? Is it fiction or nonfiction? Does it really matter?
  5. Going After the Good Stuff (l) - Are you going to buy an expensive Sony Playstation? Would you believe a good book can be far more valuable? Benjamin Franklin said, "The great part of the miseries of mankind are brought upon them by false estimates they have made of the value of things."
Reading comprehension
  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.
Reading together
  1. The Rewards of Reading Together (l) - When family members read aloud together, lots of good things happen-including learning, laughter and love.
Reading, value of
  1. The Value of Reading (l) - Sadly, more and more people today are giving up the printed word in favor of being entertained and informed by the talking head and crystal clear imagery of the ever-larger TV set that sits as a throne in the center of their living space.
Reagan, Ronald
  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. World News and Trends - Jul/Aug 2004 (l) - World news and trends. July/August 2004.
  3. Day of Rain, Day of Sun (l) - In early June America laid to rest its 40th president, Ronald Reagan. The weeklong remembrance and celebration of this man's life was a welcome pause in the political season.
  4. Seizing a Beachhead for the Kingdom (l) - Seizing and maintaining a beachhead for God's Kingdom is a calling and work still in motion.
  5. "Mr. Gorbachev, Tear Down This Wall" (l) - This historic demand, delivered by U.S. President Ronald Reagan in front of Berlin's Brandenburg Gate on June 12, 1987, came to symbolize the Eastern European revolt against Communist slavery in 1989. Nearly 2 1/2 years after the president's epochal visit, the Berlin Wall collapsed on Nov. 9, 1989. What are the prophetic implications indicated in God's Word?
Real Christian
  1. Virtual Christian or Virtual Magazine? (l) - I was, at first, a bit concerned with the title Virtual Christian Magazine. After all, the magazine is meant to be a real magazine.
Real Christianity
  1. The Jesus So Few Know (l) - Why is the Christianity people see so different from the Jesus Christ of the Bible? Could it be that many have a fundamental misunderstanding of His teaching?
  2. Real Sailors and Genuine Christians (l) - Are you the "real deal," or merely a wannabe?
Real estate
  1. The Housing Bubble: Making of a Banking Crisis? (l) - The housing market has buoyed the economy in recent times. But this growth has been spurred in part by increasingly risky loans. What happens when the bubble bursts?
Real fishing
  1. God Knows Fishing! (l) - Fishing and fishermen make repeated appearances in the pages of the Bible. What do we stand to learn from God's illustrative use of this pastime?
Real love
  1. If You Love Me ... (l) - How do you show your love for others?
  2. Natural Attraction or Lust? (l) - What's the difference between lust and natural attraction? How do we control our minds when we see a beautiful girl or a handsome guy?
  3. Love Don't Come Easy (l) - It is often easy to say the words "I love you," but actual love is not that easy. It takes more than saying the words; it takes action.
  4. 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?
  5. More Than a Feeling (l) - Do you know what it means to demonstrate real love?
  6. Love Is Something That We Do (l) - Several years ago country singer and songwriter Clint Black recorded an insightful song that he titled "Something That We Do." The lyrics apparently stem from his own experience of staying married to his wife for more than 30 years now.
  7. Secrets of Love (l) - What's the test of true, undying love? What are the secrets that allow love to flourish and grow in a world where the love of many grows cold?
  8. Have You Performed Your Vow Today? (l) - How does "I do" become "I don't anymore"? Several common misunderstandings contribute to neglect of the marriage vows.
Real man
  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?
Real value
  1. 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.
Reality TV
  1. Reality TV - NOT! (l) - I could have titled this: "America, Get a Life!" Because the examples you are about to read are so outlandish, you might think they are exaggerations. But I assure you they are true (regrettably, considering what that says about America).
Reap what sow
  1. Proverbs: Rewarded With Good (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  2. What Goes Around, Comes Around (l) - The examples of Saddam and Joseph teach us the importance of sowing what you want to reap.
Reason for life
  1. Question and Answers - January 2011 (l) - Answers to questions from our readers.
Reason for prophecy
  1. Siege Mentality (l) - In spite of the long period of U.S. economic growth, violence and uncertainty have led to the mental strain and even paranoia of a people under siege.
Reasoning
  1. The Bible and the Koran: A Fundamental Difference in Approach (l) - Before the invention of printing made the Christian Bible widely available, certain of the faithful were very adept at memorizing large portions of the Holy Scriptures.
Rebellion
  1. Man's Natural Hostility Toward God (l) - God's laws call on us to meet a personally demanding standard that few are willing to consider. Man rejects God principally because God's laws embody a morality that is outwardly focused and shows concern for others rather than oneself.
  2. God and Satan: Truth and Life vs. Lies and Murder (l) - The Scriptures draw sharp contrasts between God and Satan that help us better understand the profound differences between their character, motivations, goals and actions.
  3. What's Wrong With Our Human Nature? (l) - We have a natural tendency to resent having our fleshly desires limited by rules, even God's rules. Paul explains: "For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.
Rebuilding
  1. 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.
Receiving holy spirit
  1. How to receive God's Spirit (l) - The story of the new Christians baptized by Philip in Samaria illustrates the importance of the ceremony of laying on of hands in the giving of the Holy Spirit.
Recession
  1. World News Review March/April 2008 (l) - World news review. Feb. 2008
  2. Farewell to America as a Financial World Power (l) - A major shift in world financial power centers is on the horizon. America is on the decline, while Asia and Europe are on the rise.
  3. Will Global Economic Turmoil Precede Jesus Christ's Return? (l) - What possible connection could the global marketplace have with Jesus Christ's return? Do you understand the Bible's prophetic links?
  4. Jeremiah Offers Us Hope for the Future (l) - One of the purposes of preaching and publishing the true gospel is to spread the certain message that the Bible promises us real hope for the future, in spite of having to cope with the vagaries of today's increasingly chaotic and unstable world.
Recommended reading
  1. A Deeper Look at the Evidence (l) - Many excellent books and videos have been published in recent years detailing scientific findings and conclusions that point to a Creator.
  2. Other Sources and a Caution (l) - We should be even more cautious when it comes to genealogies and histories outside the Bible, which are debatable. While they can be interesting and enlightening, they can also become a drain on our spiritual energies if we spend inordinate amounts of time in researching them.
Reconciliation
  1. Red, Blue and God (l) - "What colors my heart?" When it's all said and done, you and I must be judged on our own merits. I hope and pray that what colors my heart is what emerges from the words of Jesus Christ.
  2. Reconciliation: The True Path to Healing and Salvation (l) - Someone has already shown the way to a harmonious relationship with not only our Creator, but also our fellow men and women. So where and how do we start on this path to reconciliation?
  3. 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.
  4. The Fortress (l) - We often build up walls that cannot be penetrated. Unfortunately, they can also lock us away in our own seclusion, blinding us from what we really need to see.
  5. Not How I Am (l) - Knowing who you are now is important. Knowing what you may become can change your life
  6. 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.
  7. All Bear Responsibility in Jesus' Death (l) - It's important to understand that the blame for Jesus Christ's death did not lie solely with the soldier who thrust the spear into His side.
  8. 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).
  9. How Does Justification Relate to Salvation? (l) - Understanding the relationship between justification and salvation.
  10. A New Covenant for Transforming the Heart (l) - God's "new" covenant is a "better covenant" that offers the "better promises" related to eternal life that were not included in the Sinai Covenant. A key objective of those better promises is to set in motion the process of transforming the hearts and minds of those who respond to God's call.
  11. Destination and Course Correction: Planned From the Outset (l) - Through Jesus Christ's sacrifice, human beings can be reconciled to God, and God's forgiveness of their sin will remove the death penalty.
  12. A Short History of Walls (l) - In the world to come, when all things are restored, every individual who is willing can seek God's help to tear down the walls that divide people and insulate us from paths of reconciliation.
Reconciliation resolving conflict
  1. Playing the Enemy (l) - Resolving conflict with others and avoiding new conflict in the future is within our power.
Reconciliation to friends
  1. Just for Youth: Making Peace (l) - What should you do when friends are at each other's throats?
Reconciliation to God
  1. God's Law and Sin (l) - God's law defines His love based upon the two great principles of love toward God and love toward neighbor.
  2. Atonement: Removal of Sin's Cause and Reconciliation to God (l) - The Day of Atonement symbolizes the reconciliation of God and all humanity.
  3. The Day of Atonement (l) - The Day of Atonement: a picture of the reconciliaton of all mankind to God.
  4. Three Facets of the Gospel (l) - What God has done, is doing, and will do for us. All three facets are essential.
  5. Gifts from God: The Foundation of His Relationship with Us (l) - God's gifts to humanity: love, forgiveness, his spirit.
Reconciliation with friends
  1. Making Peace (l) - When friends are at each other's throats...
Recovery
  1. What does recovery look like? (l) - When an addict or abuser of alcohol enters into a post-drinking and/or abusing stage, they are said to be entering a new stage of recovery.
Recovery from alcohol
  1. What does an alcoholic look like? (l) - Many would likely be surprised to find that functioning alcoholics and people who regularly abuse alcohol are today in all walks of life.
Recovery from pornography
  1. Tools of Recovery (l) - Use these tools to help overcome a pornography addiction.
Red dragon
  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.
Red hand
  1. The People of the Red Hand (l) - The Trojans were forced out of the Aegean region through a series of national conflicts--one of which is presented to us in the famous Trojan War of Homer's Iliad, which occurred around 1200 B.C.
Red heifer
  1. Abomination of Desolation (l) - "Therefore when you see the 'abomination of desolation,' spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (whoever reads, let him understand)."
Red horse
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
Red Sea
  1. The Red Sea or the Reed Sea? (l) - For many years scholars have disagreed over the identity of the sea the Israelites crossed and thus the site of the drowning of Pharaoh's army. Three routes for the Exodus have been proposed and continue to be debated.
Red sky
  1. "The Horrors of All the Ages": They Didn't See It Coming (l) - One hundred years ago, experienced diplomats and military leaders blundered their way into a deadly globe-spanning catastrophe. Why were they so blind? Are there lessons for us today?
Redeem the time
  1. The Number of Our Days (l) - What if we knew the number of our days? How would that influence the way we lived our lives?
Redeemed
  1. What Does It Mean to Be Redeemed? (l) - Redemption is rightly bound up with the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. How should we understand the scope of its meaning?
  2. The Enduring Importance of Christ's Sacrifice (l) - While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Redeemer
  1. The Redeemer (l) - Sin is the enemy of all mankind and all men sin. So how can man redeem himself?
  2. Pentecost and the Book of Ruth (l) - What connections are there between Pentecost and the book of Ruth?
  3. The Need for a Redeemer (l) - God denied access to the tree of life to Adam and Eve and their descendants until the promised Seed, the Messiah, would appear and redeem them and permanently reconcile them to God.
  4. Why We Need a Redeemer (l) - Sin has built a wall that separates mankind from God. That barrier must be torn down before we can have a relationship with Him. But how can we remove this barrier?
  5. Who Is This Man Called Jesus? (l) - Today, some say that Jesus Christ was a good man with good ideas. Others say he was a prophet called to proclaim the love of God to humanity.
Redeemer of mankind
  1. Seven Reasons Why Jesus Was Born (l) - Why did Jesus have to be born, and to die? Here are seven reasons.
Redeeming the time
  1. 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.
Redemption
  1. What Does It Mean to Be Redeemed? (l) - Redemption is rightly bound up with the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. How should we understand the scope of its meaning?
  2. National Deliverance from Egyptian Slavery (l) - national deliverance from Egyptian slavery prefigured our own personal redemption from sin. Christ is our Passover
  3. God's Amazing Grace and Two Great Men (l) - God offers us a gift, the gift of His grace, a reflection of His love and forgiveness. It truly is an amazing gift!
  4. God's Law and Sin (l) - God's law defines His love based upon the two great principles of love toward God and love toward neighbor.
  5. The Need for a Redeemer (l) - God denied access to the tree of life to Adam and Eve and their descendants until the promised Seed, the Messiah, would appear and redeem them and permanently reconcile them to God.
  6. Why We Need a Redeemer (l) - Sin has built a wall that separates mankind from God. That barrier must be torn down before we can have a relationship with Him. But how can we remove this barrier?
  7. Just Outside My Window (l) - Oh, to have a fresh start! To be "given a future" when you've messed up, big time! Peter did. The young man by my driveway can. The nations of the world can, and so can you. Take another look just outside your window. A new day is coming.
Redicule
  1. Laughter (l) - There are different types of laughter -- some to be enjoyed, and some to be avoided.
Reeducation of the world
  1. An Evil Influence Removed (l) - Before Jesus Christ can transform the world through the Kingdom of God, he must first remove Satan's poisonous influence from humanity. Satan, that evil, murderous spirit, will be banished and his power over humans broken.
Refining
  1. Spiritual Lessons From Glass (l) - Glassmaking is an amazing and ancient art. Would you believe some properties of glass offer an interesting analogy for the Christian life?
Reformation
  1. Jeremiah Offers Us Hope for the Future (l) - One of the purposes of preaching and publishing the true gospel is to spread the certain message that the Bible promises us real hope for the future, in spite of having to cope with the vagaries of today's increasingly chaotic and unstable world.
  2. 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.
  3. Henry VIII: Contemporary of Charles V (l) - Thanks to Elizabeth and her father Henry VIII, the English-speaking world has known religious freedom for as long as anybody can remember.
  4. 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?
  5. The Coming World Religious Reformation (l) - We hope you'll carefully read the articles in this issue to better understand the right and truly needed religious reformation that is coming for the entire world -- and how you can be a part of the greatest changes the world has ever seen!
Refugees
  1. Setting the stage for European-Mideast conflict (l) - The lengthy prophecy of Daniel 11 speaks of ongoing conflict between rulers to the north and south of the land of Israel, with verse 45 referring to an end-time King of the South pushing at a final King of the North.
  2. Assad Believes Some Refugees Are "Definitely" Terrorists (l) - In America there's much contention about accepting refugees from the Syrian Civil War and other evils in the Middle East.
  3. Europe's Uncertain Future (l) - Concerns over NATO's future, the Muslim refugee crisis and the impending Brexit are clouds on Europe's horizon. What lies ahead for Europe?
  4. From Empire to Exile (l) - How can we find the lost tribes of Israel? We need to look at the general region to which they were exiled and see if a people suddenly appeared in the region with characteristics that link them to the refugees of Israel's northern kingdom.
  5. Still a Troubled and Dangerous World (l) - The end of the Cold War promised a safer time, but our planet has become more perilous. Why?
  6. The Lord of the Refugees (l) - Who will solve the scourge of forces that creates refugees, or, is there a time in the future in which there will be an even greater catastrophe producing even greater numbers of displaced persons?
  7. After Kosovo - What Then? (l) - Now that the alliance, while celebrating its 50th anniversary, has used its troops to help resolve another nation's internal problems, which country will be next?
Regrets
  1. A Life Without Regrets? (l) - Most of us have some regrets. Some of these affect only us; some affect family, friends and others. Here is how you can minimize them in your own life.
Regulation
  1. Farewell to America as a Financial World Power (l) - A major shift in world financial power centers is on the horizon. America is on the decline, while Asia and Europe are on the rise.
Rehabilitation
  1. "She'll Never Sing, Write or Play Guitar Again" (l) - After a traumatic brain injury nearly took her life, the author experienced a long period of rehabilitation, both physical and spiritual. Through this, she found the miracle of walking in His Spirit had given her a new lease on life.
Rehoboam
  1. Bible Villains: Learning From Scripture's Bad Examples (l) - The good guys have the only lessons we need to learn -- right? Not so fast! There are things to learn from the bad guys -- and gals -- as well.
Reichstag
  1. Reflections From the Rotunda (l) - Conversations with German citizens show the diversity of feelings attached to the newly reconstructed German capital - a diversity that reflects different age groups, as well as an East vs. West mentality within the unified German state.
Reid, T.R.
  1. A Page on the World...The United States of Europe (l) - T.R. Reid makes the case for the EU being the United States' greatest threat.
Reign of Christ
  1. Jesus Christ's 1,000-Year Reign on Earth (l) - We live in a deeply troubled age. Yet a magnificent, 1,000-year period of peace and prosperity is coming. What does this mean for you?
Reigning with Christ
  1. What Is the Kingdom of God? (l) - Some think it's heaven. Others say it's here on earth. Some think it's a feeling of brotherhood among Christian believers or the Church itself. Others deem it wholly apocalyptic. What is this Kingdom of which Jesus Christ spoke so often?
Reincarnation
  1. (l) - Questions and answers on issues of interest to young people who want sound biblical advice.
Rejoice
  1. Rejoice in Life! (l) - Life often seems to be a daily struggle. We forget to delight in daily events that seem insignificant -- until we look back upon our life. Rejoice in life for it passes quickly. Rejoice for your future, which includes an incredible inheritance from God in His Kingdom!
Rejoicing
  1. Two Christian Living Principles (l) - The Bible is filled with nuggets of wisdom that help us develop a deeper relationship with our Creator.
Relationship
  1. 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.
Relationship outside of marriage
  1. Divorce Revolution Spawns the Cohabitation Generation (l) - Hoping to avoid the difficulties they saw in their parents'marriages, many young adults are skipping marriage in favor of living together outside of marriage. But does this solve problems or create new ones?
  2. Living Together: What Aren't They Telling You? (l) - Does living together outside of marriage really bring happiness and stability? What is the real truth about the results of living together?
Relationship to God
  1. Do You Still Have Your First Love? (l) - Christ warned the church at Ephesus that He was about to remove his candlestick from their presence. We're told they lost their first love. How does this warning relate to the modern Church?
Relationship with God
  1. In the Image of God (l) - The Bible tells us humans are made in the image of God. Why, then, are they capable of so much evil? And what is the solution?
Relationship with grandparents
  1. What Grandparents Offer (l) - How can you make the most of this special relationship?
Relationship with siblings
  1. Living With Siblings (l) - Tips to get along with siblings.
Relationship, ending a
  1. Ending a Friendship (l) - No one likes to end a friendship, but sometimes it has to happen. But when? And how? These are the tough questions. Read this article to discover keys to help you make these important decisions.
Relationship, marriage
  1. The Seventh Commandment: Protect the Marital Relationship (l) - The seventh commandment authorizes the marriage relationship and establishes it as the foundation of the family, which in turn stands as the foundation and most important building block of society.
Relationships
  1. The Worst Disease of Our Time (l) - "Of all the diseases I have known, loneliness is the worst."--Mother Teresa
  2. What Are They Thinking of Me? (l) - Making a good first impression is about more than your appearance - it's about giving!
  3. Why Can't We Just Get Along? (l) - In a world filled with strife, having good friends can be difficult. What can you do to develop good friendships?
  4. The Hole in Your Heart (l) - All of us have deep needs we seek to satisfy. Most of the things we try only paper over the problems--they don't solve them. What can fill your yearning?
  5. What's It Worth to You? (l) - A story of valor and courage makes us think about what is actually important.
  6. Male-Female Relationships (l) - We're created to be complementary, but this secret of successful marriage relationships can get lost in the mysteries and mayhem of the modern battle of the sexes.
  7. 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"?
  8. Getting to Know Guys (l) - Take time for friendship before committing to a relationship.
  9. Lessons From the Parables: The Parable of the Lost Coin - Seeking Lost People (l) - Jesus told a brief story about a woman's determined search for what she had lost. While picturing God's desire to reclaim lost human beings, it also shows that we should share that desire - putting high value on relationships.
  10. Do We Give Our All? (l) - Do we give 100 percent in our everyday lives and relationships?
  11. Jesus Christ Is the Way Through Your Suffering (l) - Once you come to understand where suffering comes from and why we so often go through trials, you can start working through your suffering. In God's mercy He showed us the key in the Bible. The key is trusting in Jesus Christ.
  12. How the Bible Helps Cement Broken Relationships (l) - The Bible is the book about relationships. It emphasizes the most important relationship any human being can have -- with God Himself! It shows how reconciliation with God leads to a right restoration of our relationships with other human beings -- marriage partners, friends, fellow church members or fellow employees.
  13. (l) - The ability to make, evaluate and sustain relationships has never been so critically needed.
  14. Saying Good-bye to Our Family's Barn (l) - Watching our family's barn being torn down was an emotional experience. It takes so much more to build than to tear down.
  15. Treating People (Including the Opposite Sex) With Respect (l) - Since no one is exactly alike, how can we get along with others? How can we deal with the differences between us?
Relationships with friends
  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.
Relationships, broken
  1. How the Bible Helps Cement Broken Relationships (l) - The Bible is the book about relationships. It emphasizes the most important relationship any human being can have -- with God Himself! It shows how reconciliation with God leads to a right restoration of our relationships with other human beings -- marriage partners, friends, fellow church members or fellow employees.
Relationships, Christian
  1. (l) - Questions and answers on issues of interest to young people who want sound biblical advice.
Relationships, intimate
  1. To Date, or Not to Date? (l) - I encourage all young teenagers to think twice before throwing themselves into superserious relationships.
Relationships, personal
  1. How the Bible Helps Cement Broken Relationships (l) - The Bible is the book about relationships. It emphasizes the most important relationship any human being can have -- with God Himself! It shows how reconciliation with God leads to a right restoration of our relationships with other human beings -- marriage partners, friends, fellow church members or fellow employees.
Relationships, spiritual
  1. The Right One (l) - Is finding your "one true love" an impossible dream? How can you know when you have found "the right one"?
Relativism
  1. A Place Called Megiddo, Part 2 (l) - In last month's article on Megiddo, we raised the question, "How could today's political leaders be deceived by spiritual powers to move armed forces to Jerusalem to fight Christ at His second coming?" Is there something at the site of Megiddo that can lead to an answer?
  2. America's Values War (l) - The war on terrorism, uncertainty, in the economy, worries over unemployment. In recent months, people have begun to reconsider some of the values they thought archaic not that long ago-values like courage and personal sacrifice for the good of others.
Relaxation
  1. Relax - Guilt Free (l) - There never seems to be enough "day" for the hours of study and work we have to do! If this feels like your life, maybe you're running too fast.
Reliable
  1. Steady As She Goes (l) - When people know that you are a follower of Jesus Christ, they expect your conduct and behavior to be steady and strong regardless of the circumstances.
Reliance on God
  1. 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.
Religion
  1. Religion: Is It Dead? (l) - Influential thinkers like Karl Marx and Richard Dawkins teach that God is a man-made delusion believed in only by fools. But is that really the case?
  2. Introduction - The Gospel of the Kingdom of God (l) - "The gospel of the Kingdom of God" is the message Jesus Christ instructs His followers to believe. This booklet will help you understand and believe this wonderful good news Jesus Christ announced to humanity!
  3. A Lesson From U.S. Election Fever (l) - Has the media focus on the U.S. election kept people from being aware of even more important issues? World News and Prophecy is committed to providing a dimension you do not readily find elsewhere.
  4. World News and Trends - May/June 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. May/June, 2003.
  5. Is Obeying God Worth It? (l) - Does it matter whether we take God and his instructions seriously?
Religion and America
  1. The Bible (l) - The opening of a Bible museum in the U.S. capital is stirring criticism among biblical skeptics. What do rising attacks on the Bible say about the values of modern culture and living a godly life?
Religion and European unity
  1. Europe Will Ultimately Come Together (l) - Currently there appears to be a lull in the forces that would propel Europe toward full integration.
Religion and intellect
  1. The Moses Code: New Truth or Recycled Deception? (l) - The new book and DVD The Moses Code promises the power to transform the world through a secret method supposedly revealed to Moses. But what's the story behind this secret?
Religion and politics
  1. 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?
Religion and soldiers
  1. A Page on the World: The Faith of the American Soldier (l) - Book review of "A Page on the World: The Faith of the American Soldier" By Stephen Mansfield, 2005, ISBN 1-58542-407-2
Religion and war
  1. War & Peace (l) - War and peace have been constant themes throughout history. Wars are fought and peace follows. Eventually, other wars come along, followed by peaceful interludes. Man seems unable to learn the lessons.
  2. Asking the Tough Question: Has Religion Failed? (l) - Public figures speak warmly of all religions, attempting to foster unity and to ratchet down the hostility in the many current religious-based confrontations. But let's ask the tough question: Has religion done for mankind what it purports to do? Is the world community more peaceful? Are the individual citizens of the world more moral for the presence of religion? What can we anticipate the future will bring vis--vis religion?
Religion and young people
  1. A Page on the World: The Faith of the American Soldier (l) - Book review of "A Page on the World: The Faith of the American Soldier" By Stephen Mansfield, 2005, ISBN 1-58542-407-2
Religion decline
  1. Broken Cisterns (l) - More than 25 percent of American adults have left the faith of their childhood for another religion or no religion at all.
Religion in America
  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.
Religion in Britain
  1. The Changing Face of Christianity in Britain (l) - There are now more Catholics attending church in Britain than Anglicans. Meanwhile nontraditional Christian groups are growing in numbers and influence in the United Kingdom. But are all these various brands within Christendom truly based on the teachings of the Judeo-Christian Bible?
  2. The State of the Nation: Britain in Serious Moral Decline (l) - Tawdry events, past and present, have shaken popular confidence in both governmental and religious authority figures in the United Kingdom. Overall, they reflect the gradual decline of traditional values caused in part by the combination of spreading secularism and growing ignorance of true biblical morality. Can current trends be halted and then reversed?
  3. The Spiritual Reality Behind The King's Speech (l) - The movie The King's Speech highlights the very personal struggle of Britain's King George VI to overcome a speech impediment. Behind the film is the historical reality of the man's deep religious faith, a conviction that enabled him to lead the British Empire during its time of greatest trial.
  4. Christendom Losing Ground (l) - After Christ returns, people everywhere will learn and follow true religion -- leading at last to world peace. But today religion seriously divides the planet. And whatever goes by the name of Christianity continues to be relentlessly persecuted in many parts of the world -- especially in some Middle Eastern countries and particularly in the wake of the Arab Spring.
  5. Review of The Abolition of Britain (l) - A review of journalist Peter Hitchens' book, The Abolition of Britain, published by Quartet Books, London, 1999, 351 pages.
  6. Britain -- A Fresh Look at the Lack of Biblical Values (l) - Material wealth often masks spiritual and moral poverty, and not just in the United States. Our correspondent in Britain sees evidence all around.
Religion in Europe
  1. World News and Trends - Jan/Feb 2005 (l) - An Overview of Conditions Around the World, Jan/Feb 2005
  2. 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.
  3. Sarkozy, Europe and Religion (l) - The term European Christianity is not contradictory. Religion is alive in Europe and continues to play a unique role. In the future it could play an even larger role beyond its borders.
  4. World News and Trends - May/Jun 2004 (l) - An Overview of Conditions Around the World, May/June 2004
Religion in the world
  1. Religion: Is It Dead? (l) - Influential thinkers like Karl Marx and Richard Dawkins teach that God is a man-made delusion believed in only by fools. But is that really the case?
Religion must change
  1. The Coming Age of Grace (l) - What will it take to rid the world of violence, prejudice, and hatred? What will the inhabitants of the world have to agree on the create a climate of peace and cooperation?
Religion, false
  1. God's Mandate to America (l) - In light of President Bush's reelection, what should be the real focus of America's vision? What can we learn from the message God sent to Israel and Judah through the prophets? The message, or mandate, is radically different from what anyone really wants to consider.
Religion, world
  1. The Coming World Religion (l) - New religions dot the world's nations like mushrooms after a rain. They help mold and shape the course of history. A "new" religion that is really the regeneration of an extremely old faith will soon spread out to dominate all nations.
Religions, new
  1. The Coming World Religion (l) - New religions dot the world's nations like mushrooms after a rain. They help mold and shape the course of history. A "new" religion that is really the regeneration of an extremely old faith will soon spread out to dominate all nations.
Religious authority
  1. Humanity's Bias Against the Supernatural (l) - One wonders how many nonbelievers in God would remain nonbelievers if they read and studied the Bible and examined the evidence for its accuracy and authenticity.
Religious belief, explaining
  1. How to Explain Your Beliefs Without Losing Your Friends (l) - "You don't keep Christmas?" "You're going where for eight days?" "You're not going to heaven when you die?" "Why can't you play ball on Saturday?"
  2. Explain Your Beliefs Without Losing Friends! (l) - "You don't keep Christmas?" "You're going where for eight days?" "You're not going to heaven when you die?" "Why can't you play ball on Saturday?"
Religious beliefs, explaining
  1. Four keys to use when explaining your beliefs (l) - Four keys to use when explaining your religious beliefs.
Religious confusion
  1. Is The Whole World Deceived? (l) - Satan operates by convincing people that he doesnn't exist and that the only source of information that reveals his motives and methods is little more than a collection of fables that have nothing to do with their lives.
Religious customs
  1. 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.
Religious deception
  1. Wars of Religion: A Scourge Reborn (l) - Religious strife continues to dominate our world. God and religion are certainly not dead, despite all the rumors. The front lines of religion crisscross our globe, telling us that religion will play a major role in the 21st century. How will that impact your life?
  2. Coming: God's Solutions to the World's Problems (l) - Nearly everywhere we look, the world seems to be spinning out of control. Why do we see so many problems? Can we find a solution? Does the Bible offer hope for answers?
  3. Twilight on the Land (l) - I was 17 when I saw my first vampire film. I laughed till I cried. Today I am 57 and I do not laugh at images and stories of vampires. Today I shudder.
  4. Be Not Deceived! (l) - Here are seven steps to avoid being deceived in these last days!
  5. Shocked by the Bible, Changed by the Truth (l) - The Bible holds many shocking truths that few people have ever known or recognized. Fewer still are those who go beyond the shock of the Bible and allow themselves to be changed by the truth. Will you be one of them?
  6. Jesus Christ's Olivet Prophecy: Where Are We Now? (l) - Jesus Christ, in the Olivet Prophecy, predicted several major trends that would increase and intensify before His return.
  7. Is The Whole World Deceived? (l) - Satan operates by convincing people that he doesnn't exist and that the only source of information that reveals his motives and methods is little more than a collection of fables that have nothing to do with their lives.
  8. The Fall of Satan's Kingdom (l) - Satan will not always dominate planet earth. Bible prophecy reveals that an astounding series of events will shake our world as never before and usher in a new age-a 1,000-year era under the rule of the Kingdom of God (Matthew 6:10; Luke 21:31)
  9. The Great Counterfeiter (l) - As a deceiver, Satan has no equal. In addition to being the world's greatest con artist, he is also its most accomplished counterfeiter.
  10. Who Are God's 'Called, Chosen and Faithful' People? (l) - Jesus Christ exclaimed, "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven". His warning should cause all of us to carefully consider our religious beliefs and assumptions.
  11. Do Not be Deceived (l) - Many have missed the first warning sign Jesus Christ gave in the Olivet Prophecy. They have fallen prey to religious deception!
  12. Story Flow of the Book of Revelation (l) - Story flow of the book of Revelation.
  13. A Counterfeit Gospel Arises (l) - It wasn't long until a counterfeit Christianity, teaching a corrupted gospel radically different from that of Christ and His apostles, grew into a religious movement.
  14. Visions of Judgement: The Horsemen of Revelation (l) - The "four horsemen of the Apocalypse" -- this latter term being the Greek name for the book of Revelation -- have intrigued Bible readers for centuries. What do they represent? The implications for mankind are staggering. In this first article of a series, we introduce the overall prophecy and look in detail at the first horseman.
  15. Religious Deception in the Post Modern World (l) - How will the sophisticated people of the Western world be deceived?
  16. Why No Spectacular Miracles Today? (l) - The Bible is full of descriptions of fantastic miracles. Many wonder, why don't we see great public miracles today?
  17. 'Many False Prophets Will Arise and Deceive Many' (l) - When Jesus Christ foretold the major trends that would precede His return to earth, the first sign He mentioned was religious imposters who would come in His name. Do you take that warning seriously?
Religious discrimination
  1. Religious Freedom Law Decried (l) - The state of Indiana recently passed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) to ensure that people operating businesses are not compelled to act against their religious convictions.
Religious division
  1. Christendom Losing Ground (l) - After Christ returns, people everywhere will learn and follow true religion -- leading at last to world peace. But today religion seriously divides the planet. And whatever goes by the name of Christianity continues to be relentlessly persecuted in many parts of the world -- especially in some Middle Eastern countries and particularly in the wake of the Arab Spring.
Religious fanaticism
  1. Coming Calamities: Does God Offer Protection? (l) - Where will you be when terror strikes the nations? Does God offer safety for anyone? Will He care about you when your fellow man doesn't?
  2. After Iraq, What Next? (l) - As the world focuses its attention on the conflict between the United States and Iraq, it's easy to overlook the many other threats facing the United States. What are these threats, and what do they portend?
Religious freedom
  1. Henry VIII: Contemporary of Charles V (l) - Thanks to Elizabeth and her father Henry VIII, the English-speaking world has known religious freedom for as long as anybody can remember.
  2. The Bible of All Cultures (l) - No matter when or where we live, the Bible is God's Word to teach you -- and everyone -- how to live His way.
  3. Hobby Lobby Decision Shows Current Conflicts (l) - The American company Hobby Lobby won a Supreme Court decision concerning mandated medical coverage that was included in the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.
  4. Religious Freedom Law Decried (l) - The state of Indiana recently passed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) to ensure that people operating businesses are not compelled to act against their religious convictions.
  5. What's Behind the War on God? (l) - The freedom to worship and obey God is under attack in many parts of the world. You need to understand why this is happening and what Bible prophecy explains is ahead for all humanity.
  6. 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?
  7. America's Culture War: Threat to Homeland Security? (l) - While the war on terror continues worldwide, another war -- one of colliding cultures -- heats up in the courts of America. Where will this lead the country? Is this war a greater threat than terrorists?
  8. The Debt We Owe to Elizabeth (l) - Queen Elizabeth I's Cause for Religious Freedom
Religious humility
  1. Bearing Our Cross Like Christ (l) - Jesus tells us that to follow Him, we must take up our cross and walk in His steps. But what does that mean?
Religious illiteracy
  1. (l) - Religious strife continues to dominate our world. God and religion are certainly not dead, despite all the rumors. The front lines of religion crisscross our globe telling us that religion will play a major role in the 21st century. How will that impact your life?
Religious instruction
  1. When Is the Sabbath Day to Be Kept? (l) - The Sabbath, then, was a time for religious instruction, for teaching and learning of God's wondrous acts and laws. Customary work was prohibited and God's great miracles were to be remembered on this day. "
Religious intolerance
  1. Islam in Europe: A Return to Religious Intolerance? (l) - For centuries Europeans fought wars over religion. Eventually, the proliferation of Protestant denominations led to greater tolerance. But now religious intolerance is back due to demographic changes that are changing the face of the continent.
Religious isolation
  1. How to Survive Bull Riding and Religion (l) - Because Sam had grown up hearing in church about complete separation from the world, for many years he didn't question the way he lived. As he became an adult, he started to question all he heard, and much of his faith was shaken.
Religious leaders
  1. Political Correctness Hides the Truth (l) - Our relations with the rest of the world will only be helped if we clean up our nation and become a godlier people. "... if you diligently obey the voice of the LORD your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the LORD your God will set you high above all nations of the earth" (Deuteronomy 28:1).
  2. Coming - A Religious Revival With Deadly Consequences (l) - The Bible predicts an endtime charismatic religious leader.
Religious life
  1. (l) - Letters from readers of the Good News, May/June 2003.
Religious nuts
  1. Religious Nuts (l) - The terms may vary from place to place, but it seems every society and every generation has had some experience with those who are deviant thinkers.
Religious practices
  1. 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.
Religious prohibition
  1. The Label Celt and Celtic Society (l) - Some scholars conclude the word keltoi, or Celt, is an appropriate label for people who kept much about their past and traditions hidden.
Religious revival
  1. Coming - A Religious Revival With Deadly Consequences (l) - The Bible predicts an endtime charismatic religious leader.
  2. 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?
Religious service
  1. How Should We Observe God's Festivals? (l) - After we come to realize that the Holy Days are vitally important to mankind and eminently applicable to our modern world, we naturally want to learn more about how to observe them.
Religious system
  1. 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?
Religious traditions
  1. 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?
  2. Shocked by the Bible (l) - A Good News interview with Shocked by the Bible author Joe Kovacs.
Religious unbelievers
  1. Introduction: You Can Have Living Faith (l) - Far too many have come to believe that every aspect of life is simply a matter of personal choice, and nothing matters beyond their feelings. Instead of relying on God, they trust only themselves to solve their problems.
Religious war
  1. When Will the West Wake Up? (l) - Islamic extremism is back-not that it ever went away. Following the terrorist attacks in Mumbai and the continuing threats from Iranian proxy Hamas, the question must be asked: When will the West wake up?
  2. Has the Third World War Already Begun? (l) - A provocative new book by a French journalist says today's clash of civilizations constitutes the opening phases of a devastating global conflict.
  3. Any Room at the Inn? (l) - Would I have opened my door to save the life of another person?
Religious wars
  1. (l) - Religious strife continues to dominate our world. God and religion are certainly not dead, despite all the rumors. The front lines of religion crisscross our globe telling us that religion will play a major role in the 21st century. How will that impact your life?
Remembering
  1. Written on His Hands (l) - How does God remember all of our names?
Remembering Christ's words
  1. The New Testament: From Oral Testimony to the Written Word (l) - Christ kept His promises that His words would never pass away and that the Holy Spirit would bring everything He had taught the apostles back to their minds for later teaching and accurate recording.
Reminders
  1. Use It or Lose It (l) - There was once an old song with the catchy title of: 'I've forgotten more than you'll ever know'. Sadly, if we stop using what we've learned during our lifetime, this could become all too true.
Remove God
  1. The Great Battle for God (l) - In our confused and chaotic world, one of the great battlefields is whether God is real and if His Word has meaning for us today. Few grasp that the same instruction mankind rejects holds the answers to our problems and to the greatest questions of life.
Renewal
  1. Are You Missing Out on a Blessing From God? (l) - Time. It's the one thing that you can never recover. Is your life hectic and out of control? You may be missing out on a special gift from God.
  2. Jesus Christ: Man and the Image of God (l) - It is the new man (or new woman) who is spiritually in the image of God. The image of God can be renewed in human beings only through the living presence of Jesus Christ in their lives.
Repent
  1. How Can You Receive theTransforming Power of God's Spirit? (l) - After Jesus Christ's crucifixion and resurrection, His disciples waited in Jerusalem until Pentecost for the promise of the ages. It transformed them and became the down payment for eternal life. You can receive that Spirit of power, which can change your life, both now and forever!
  2. Is Today the Only Day of Salvation? (l) - Paul in no way meant to contradict the many passages in the Bible that show that many others will have an opportunity for salvation in future ages.
  3. What Is the Fate of the Unrepentant? (l) - "They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain, for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea" (Isaiah 11:9).
  4. How Can We Resist the Devil? (l) - We must actively seek to eliminate Satan's way of thinking and behaving from our lives.
  5. The Story of Jesus Christ: Where Do You Fit? (l) - The making, content and release of the new movie The Passion of the Christ has been surrounded by controversy. Regrettably, this takes away from a central question -- which is, where do we personally fit in the story?
  6. America's Tragedies: What Would Jesus Christ Say? (l) - Only by surrendering to God - through repentance and living according to His laws - will it be possible for us to gain victory over death and participate in the coming era when horrors such as Sept 11 will never again be repeated.
Repentance
  1. What Are You Waiting for? (l) - We don't all have the same experiences leading to baptism, but the Bible identifies some necessary steps in the process of conversion.
  2. Did God Create People Evil? (l) - Viewing the suffering around the globe caused by evil leaders is discouraging. Some countries are run by outright drug lords. Others are ruled by leaders who abuse their own people. Saddam Hussein has become a poster boy of the evil tyrant in the 21st century just as Hitler and Stalin were in the 20th. Why would a good God create such evil people?
  3. 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.
  4. Repentance: A Profound Turnaround! (l) - Previous articles in this series showed how we attain biblical understanding and spiritual growth through prayer, Bible study, meditation and fasting. What do we do then? This article shows how we must further use and apply that understanding!
  5. Baptism: Beginning of a New Life (l) - Previous articles in this series have covered the vital spiritual tools of prayer, Bible study, meditation, fasting and repentance. But to receive the greatest gifts of God, there is another step you must take--the commitment of water baptism.
  6. Leaven: Seeing Ourselves in the Story (l) - God can show us the leavening -- the sin -- in our lives. But we must be open and receptive to His correction.
  7. God's Forgiveness: What Does He Require From You? (l) - Our loving Creator promises complete forgiveness of our sins once we sincerely turn from and forsake them. How do genuine repentance and God's compassionate forgiveness work together to assure our salvation?
  8. How Paul Described His Thinking Before Conversion (l) - What Paul learned about himself is exactly what we must learn about ourselves.
  9. Labels -- Part 2 (l) - Labels are difficult to remove, but they cause far more trouble than just sticking around.
  10. Rest for the Spiritual Seeker (l) - Are you a spiritual seeker? Do you thirst for spiritual fulfillment? Does attending church seem irrelevant to the complexity of daily life? Somehow, the old stories of Jesus talking to Pharisees-and you're not sure what a Pharisee is-just aren't important when it comes to paying bills or dealing with a broken marriage. Are you wondering if life even has spiritual meaning?
  11. Do Real Christians Persist in Sinful Lifestyles? (l) - Many think that it doesn't really matter what one does that God accepts all people without them needing to change. What's wrong with this perspective?
  12. America's Biblical Roots (l) - Today some are trying to rewrite history to argue that the United States was founded as a secular, nonreligious nation. The historical record clearly tells a much different story!
  13. Taking Instruction to Heart (l) - Sometimes taking instruction isn't as easy as it sounds.
  14. 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.
  15. How Can You Be Part of the Kingdom of God? (l) - The mystery of our existence has puzzled humanity for some 6,000 years. We are curious beings -- acutely aware of our good green earth and its marvelous material mechanisms. But why is this uniquely inhabited planet here at all? We probe the universe for answers when they are deftly hidden right here before us in the Bible.
  16. Restoring Morality Begins With You (l) - If you think our culture is bad and quickly growing worse, you're correct. So how can -- and should -- you start setting things right?
  17. Fatal Error (l) - Real repentance can be a daunting task. But the weight that's lifted off you is well worth the effort
  18. So, What Do You See? (l) - A dinner host was aghast when a woman of ill repute wiped Jesus' feet with her hair. But Jesus had a message for him - and for us.
  19. Why the Massive Decline in America's Prestige? (l) - Is America still "the land of the free and the home of the brave"? For a long time the United States was the envy of the world -- even its enemies paying it grudging respect. This divinely blessed nation used to be the standard by which all other countries were compared. What happened to cause the nation's disturbing fall from such soaring heights?
  20. Proverbs: God Weighs Motives (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  21. Is Belief All That's Required for God's Gift of Salvation? (l) - Eternal life is God's gift, not something any of us deserve or can in any way earn. But does God set conditions for us to receive this gift? It's vitally important to your relationship with God and to your future that you understand!
  22. Are You Ready to Change? (l) - Would you like to change your life? Your Creator offers the ultimate change for the better - total transformation to the most rewarding life possible.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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!
  26. Godly Sorrow (l) - Are tears merely a waste of water, or can crying have value?
  27. Time for a Change! (l) - Are you telling yourself that everything is okay in your relationship with God and that you're all He expects you to be? Or maybe you need to realize it's time for a change!
  28. What Is Repentance? (l) - Why does the Bible say we should repent before being baptized?
  29. What Can You Do? (l) - In light of the many prophecies about the end of this age, what can you do? What should you do?
  30. Burying the Past (l) - Realizing how complete forgiveness is possible through Christ's perfect sacrifice, we must look ahead to maintaining the right course.
  31. God Can and Will Forgive You (l) - Our repentance and God's merciful forgiveness are both necessary, complementary parts of the overall salvation process.
  32. Repentance and Faith (l) - God does not condemn the believer as long as he remains in a repentant attitude of overcoming sin.
  33. Water Baptism and the Laying on of Hands (l) - We believe in the ordinance of water baptism by immersion after repentence. Through the laying on of hands with prayer, the believer receives the Holy Spirit and becomes a part of the Spiritual body of Christ.
  34. 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.
  35. How Can We Obey God's Commandments? (l) - In peoples' minds, keeping God's commandments is an unattainable goal. But these commandments can be obeyed, at least in the outward letter of the law, by ordinary people.
  36. How God Balances Justice With Mercy (l) - God balances justice with mercy by considering what is in the heart--whether there remains any possibility of repentance.
  37. How to receive God's Spirit (l) - The story of the new Christians baptized by Philip in Samaria illustrates the importance of the ceremony of laying on of hands in the giving of the Holy Spirit.
  38. Repentance: Your First Step (l) - After God calls us, repentance is the starting point in our relationship with Him.
  39. Should Children Be Baptized (l) - Baptism must wait until we are mature enough to understand repentance.
  40. Steps to Initial Repentance and Conversion (l) - What must take place for us to receive God's forgiveness and grace?
  41. Transforming Your Life: The Process of Conversion (l) - If you believe God exists and the Bible is His Word, are you shaping your own life according to that knowledge? Have you asked yourself: Where is my life going? Am I a part of the solution to this world's problems? Or am I a part of the problems?
  42. What Must I Do? (l) - Their sense of guilt overwhelmed them. Hearing Peter's rebuke, they refelected on the sins that had stained their lives. Indeed, what should they do?
  43. 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).
  44. Why We Must Change Our Way of Thinking (l) - A change in the way we think is the most important aspect of real repentance. After we receive the Holy Spirit, we are better able to sustain right behavior as the fruit of our new way of thinking.
  45. 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.
  46. What About Matthew 28:19? (l) - At baptism, repentant sinners enter into a personal family relationship with God the Father and the Son through the Holy Spirit, thereby receiving the name of God.
  47. Glossary (bsc4) (l) - Word definitions relating to Bible Correspondence Course.
  48. The Gospel Jesus Taught (l) - The events at Christ's return and the establishment of the kingdom of God.
  49. Gifts from God: The Foundation of His Relationship with Us (l) - God's gifts to humanity: love, forgiveness, his spirit.
  50. Baptism: Why Do We Need It? (l) - Baptism is a symbolic burial ceremony -- commanded by Jesus Himself -- through which we accept His death as a sacrifice for our sins.
  51. The Importance of Repentance (l) - Thorough self-examination is essential if our repentance is to be genuine.
  52. What is Repentance? (l) - Genuine repentance produces a change in the way we live, even in the way we think.
  53. Thinking of Getting an Abortion? Don't Do It! (l) - If you're faced with an unwanted pregnancy, please read at least the beginning of this article.
  54. Why Baptism? (l) - The spiritual imagery associated with the biblical instruction of baptism is incredibly rich, deeply meaningful and bursting with hope, joy and anticipation. Discover its hidden treasures!
  55. Less Than Perfect (l) - Spiritual growth is serious business. Our Christian calling requires striving for perfection.
  56. Are You Putting Off Your Salvation? (l) - Even though they've come to understand the truth of God, many put off baptism for years. But is that really acceptable to God? Should you delay your baptism?
  57. The Big Cover Up (l) - Trying to cover up our faults may be a human tendency, but some cover ups are just too strange to believe.
  58. What Is Repentance? (4/2004) (l) - I couldn't understand what repentance really meant. I think I toyed with the idea of walking through deep snow with a heavy burden strapped to my back.
  59. September 11, 2001--Where Do We Go From Here? (l) - Where do you and I go from here? All of us wrestle with trying to understand why such a thing could happen in our nation.
  60. Develop Your Spiritual Senses (l) - Many want to avoid sin but don't know where to begin. By understanding the process of how sin occurs, you can better avoid it in your life.
  61. The Transforming Power of Forgiveness (l) - Christ is interested in salvaging the lives of sinners. All who make a clean break with past sins can be completely forgiven.
  62. Prayers for a Prisoner (l) - This young man made an impression on me, from his first day in prison to his last.
  63. (l) - Repentance is an integral part of the gospel message - God's good news for mankind. But what is it? What does it mean to repent?
  64. What Is a True Christian? (l) - What does it take to be a Christian? According to the Bible, there is much more to being a true follower of Jesus Christ than most people realize. How does God's Word define a true Christian?
  65. Do You Remember When? (l) - Wonderful memories. Painful memories. Why did God give us the capacity for memories? Will we ever truly be able to wipe away the evil and remember only the good?
Repentance and baptism
  1. The Church (l) - We believe that the Church is that body of believers who have received, and are being led by, the Holy Spirit. The true Church of God is a spiritual organism.
Repentance and sex
  1. 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.
Repentance, definition of
  1. Repentance: Your First Step (l) - After God calls us, repentance is the starting point in our relationship with Him.
Repentance, fruits of
  1. Repentance: Your First Step (l) - After God calls us, repentance is the starting point in our relationship with Him.
  2. What is Repentance? (l) - Genuine repentance produces a change in the way we live, even in the way we think.
Repentance, genuine
  1. What is Repentance? (l) - Genuine repentance produces a change in the way we live, even in the way we think.
Repentance, meaning of
  1. What Is Repentance? (4/2004) (l) - I couldn't understand what repentance really meant. I think I toyed with the idea of walking through deep snow with a heavy burden strapped to my back.
Repentance, real
  1. What Must I Do? (l) - Their sense of guilt overwhelmed them. Hearing Peter's rebuke, they refelected on the sins that had stained their lives. Indeed, what should they do?
Repentance, true
  1. What Must I Do? (l) - Their sense of guilt overwhelmed them. Hearing Peter's rebuke, they refelected on the sins that had stained their lives. Indeed, what should they do?
Repentant attitude
  1. What is Repentance? (l) - Genuine repentance produces a change in the way we live, even in the way we think.
Repetition
  1. Use It or Lose It (l) - There was once an old song with the catchy title of: 'I've forgotten more than you'll ever know'. Sadly, if we stop using what we've learned during our lifetime, this could become all too true.
Reporting friends' activities
  1. To Narc or Not to Narc? (l) - No one likes to be a tattletale or rat on someone unnecessarily. How can a young person know when to divulge information to the proper authorities?
Reporting sensitive information
  1. To Narc or Not to Narc? (l) - No one likes to be a tattletale or rat on someone unnecessarily. How can a young person know when to divulge information to the proper authorities?
Representatives
  1. With the Badge Comes Responsibility (l) - What are the identifying characteristics of a Christian?
Reproducing God
  1. 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!
Reproduction
  1. God's Purpose for Sex and Marriage (l) - When and how did sex and marriage originate and for what purpose?
Reprogramming
  1. Reprogrammed For God (l) - In order to please God and grow in our relationships, we must allow Him to completely change us.
Republic
  1. Majority Rule May Spell Islamic Tyranny (l) - In discussing democracy, it's important to specify what is meant.
Republic and Rome
  1. Europe and the Church, Part 2, What Led to Rome (l) - Two thousand years ago the Roman Empire held sway over Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. Its legacy was to continue down through the centuries and is with us to this day.
Republic of the Congo
  1. The Little Country That Could (l) - A small nation in Africa that is setting a remarkable example to the larger nations around it.
Republican dynasty
  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.
Reputation
  1. Planning Your Career for Tough Times (l) - Conducting your own informational interviews is a good way to become more knowledgeable and comfortable in meeting with professionals.
Research
  1. Dangers of Diagnosing with Dr. Wikipedia (l) - A new study finds that patients may be putting too much trust in what they read on the popular website.
Resilience
  1. Learning How to Bounce Back (l) - These three steps can help you defeat life's challenges and tap into the power of resilience.
Resistant bacteria
  1. Are Deadly Infections an Indicator of Worse to Come? (l) - Doctors and hospitals are increasingly sobered by deadly new strains of "superbugs" that are largely invulnerable to today's most potent antibiotics. Is it possible we could we see epidemics of incurable infections?
  2. Deadly Superbug Reaches United States (l) - "For the first time, researchers have found a person in the United States carrying bacteria resistant to antibiotics of last resort, an alarming development that the top U.S. public health official says could mean 'the end of the road' for antibiotics." So began a May 27 Washington Post article titled "The Superbug That Doctors Have Been Dreading Just Reached the U.S." (Lena Sun and Brady Dennis).
Resisting sin
  1. How Was Jesus' Success in Remaining Sinless Assured? (l) - So many promises and prophecies of Scripture depended on Jesus never sinning.
Resolutions
  1. Make Your Resolution a Solution (l) - In the United States it is common for many people to make resolutions as the new year begins, and each year the number one resolution is to lose weight.
  2. 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!
Resolve
  1. Surviving Disasters (l) - Fear envelopes you as the imminent danger looms invasively close. After the danger passes, the fear is replaced with the reality of what has just occurred. Destruction, pain, possibly death, how will you survive?
Resoucefulness
  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!
Resource consumption
  1. China - an Ominously Powerful Country (l) - Niall Ferguson is a China watcher.
Respect
  1. 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.
  2. A Key to a Happy Life (l) - The secret to a happy life isn't much of a secret at all -- it's been in the Bible for over 3,000 years!
  3. Honoring Your Parents: Why and How? (l) - No doubt you have heard of the commandment to "honor your father and your mother." But what does that really mean on a day-to-day basis? Why is it so important? How can we honor our parents in the world today?
  4. Divorce-Proof Your Marriage (l) - Because so many marriages - particularly in modern Western countries - end in failure, couples trying to live godly lives and make their relationships last will look for ways to protect and preserve their marriages.
  5. Practicing Love, Honor and Respect (l) - The Scriptures summarize the way we should interact with other people: practice love, honor and respect
  6. When Respect Is Gone, Rebellion Prevails (l) - We must learn to practice honor and respect for those in authority -- even if we disagree with them.
  7. 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?
  8. 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.
Respect a husband
  1. A Woman's Key to a Happy Marriage: Trusting God in Submission (l) - Are the ancient biblical instructions for marriage that call for a wife to submit to her husband still valid? How can a wife willingly submit to a less-than-perfect husband?
Respect for authority
  1. Two Men of Great Valor: King David and Winston Churchill (l) - The Bible and more recent history offer lessons of courageous and wise leadership from two courageous men three millennia apart in time.
Respect for God
  1. Marriage: Foundation of the Family (l) - Applying God's principles for marriage not only produces happy relationships in this life, it yields greater understanding of godly principles that will last for eternity.
  2. The Grandeur of Almighty God (l) - When the prophets of the Old Testament Scriptures and the apostles of the New Testament experienced God, to a man they saw themselves as utterly inadequate in comparison.
Respect GOd
  1. Proverbs: Keep Away From Sin (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
Respect of others
  1. Label Products, Not People (l) - Labels can be helpful for products, but not for people. Categorizing is too often accompanied by criticizing and condemning.
Respect of persons
  1. No Jew and No Gentile (l) - In God's Kingdom there will be no discrimination based on race, gender, culture, social status or anything else. We will be judged solely on our obedience to Him in this life.
Respect, Christian
  1. The Mission and Responsibility of the Church (l) - The Church plays many roles in the bringing of salvation to the world. It stands as "the light of the world". It is the "household" or "family of God". It is the "mother" who nurtures God's sons and daughters. It functions as the "pillar and ground of the truth" in a spiritually confused world (1od". It is the "mother" who nurtures God's sons and daughters. It functions as the "pillar and ground of the truth" in a spiritually confused world.
Respect, showing
  1. Treating People (Including the Opposite Sex) With Respect (l) - Since no one is exactly alike, how can we get along with others? How can we deal with the differences between us?
Responsibility
  1. 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.
  2. The State of the Nation: Britain in Serious Moral Decline (l) - Tawdry events, past and present, have shaken popular confidence in both governmental and religious authority figures in the United Kingdom. Overall, they reflect the gradual decline of traditional values caused in part by the combination of spreading secularism and growing ignorance of true biblical morality. Can current trends be halted and then reversed?
  3. What Does It Take to Be a Real Man? (l) - What's a "real" man? Could you pick him out if you saw him walking down the street? And how can you be one?
  4. 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...
Responsive
  1. Meekness and Gentleness: Strength With a Tender Touch (l) - The biblical qualities of meekness and gentleness are misunderstood and undervalued in today's society of extremes--where all too often people tend to angrily overreact or passively underreact.
Responsiveness
  1. Like Little Children (l) - Becoming like little children is something that seems easy at first glance, but what does it really mean?
Rest
  1. Are You Missing Out on a Blessing From God? (l) - Time. It's the one thing that you can never recover. Is your life hectic and out of control? You may be missing out on a special gift from God.
Rest day
  1. Why We Need a Weekly Rest Day (l) - Why the seven-day week and the continual cycle of day and night? Is there a message for modern men and women in the way our planet was designed to operate?
Rest for animals
  1. Horses That Keep the Sabbath (l) - It's been said that the relationship between human beings and horses is one of the most ancient and mutually beneficial relationships between man and animal to ever exist on our planet. For Linda Henderson, this has certainly proven true.
Rest, day of
  1. The Rest of the Story: The Story of Rest (l) - Why did God command the Sabbath to be observed? And why is it almost universally misunderstood?
Restaurant lesson
  1. Does Your Light Shine--or Glare? (l) - Why aren't "church people" popular in the restaurant where I work? The answer is a key to understanding how to let our Christian light truly shine.
Restitution
  1. After the Chaos: the Times of Refreshing (l) - In a world of troubles and grief, we are all in deep need of physical and spiritual refreshment. Even tougher times are coming, but they're followed by Jesus Christ's reign and His times of refreshing.
Restlessness
  1. The Restless God (l) - Perhaps you have never considered that God is also restless toward a needed future event.
Restoration
  1. "She'll Never Sing, Write or Play Guitar Again" (l) - After a traumatic brain injury nearly took her life, the author experienced a long period of rehabilitation, both physical and spiritual. Through this, she found the miracle of walking in His Spirit had given her a new lease on life.
  2. World Won't End in "Fire and Ice" (l) - There are times of restoration ahead. It is when we frame our prophetic worldview in the promises and hope of that passage that we can make sense of our world and have a positive view for the future.
  3. God's Plan to End Evil and Suffering (l) - Is God blind to evil and human suffering? Why doesn't He intervene to put a stop to it? Or could it be that it's we who are blind to what God is doing and that humankind must learn some major lessons before He puts an end to evil?
  4. Going Green: The Story Behind the Story (l) - Global warming has become a major concern of many environmentalists. Will mankind's efforts to protect our planet be successful?
  5. Where Begins Restoration? (l) - God's work of restoration begins with the individual.
  6. Let's Finish This Together (l) - For World News and Prophecy's final Restoration column, a summary of all things WNP.
  7. Lessons From the Parables: The Parable of the Lost Coin - Seeking Lost People (l) - Jesus told a brief story about a woman's determined search for what she had lost. While picturing God's desire to reclaim lost human beings, it also shows that we should share that desire - putting high value on relationships.
  8. A Dream Come True (l) - Jesus Christ promised to return and not simply clean up the corruption of ongoing earthly rule, but completely replace all temporal entities with a completely new and perfect government--one that truly serves the people.
  9. 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.
  10. Are Some Tortured Forever in a Lake of Fire? (l) - Satan, a spirit being, will indeed suffer torment long after the wicked are burned to ashes. The evil angels-demons-will share with Satan his torment (Matthew 25:41). The beast and false prophet will have ceased to exist.
  11. How Eternal Life Will Ultimately Be Offered to All (l) - After Jesus Christ returns, He will expand the process of offering salvation to all mankind.
  12. Apocalyptic Prophecy - the End of Time? (l) - Or is it the end of the beginning? The popular media portrays apocalyptic prophecy in an overtly negative light. Is this the whole story of God's wonderful plan for restoring peace to the earth?
  13. The Marshall Plan Revisited (l) - At the end of WWII much of Europe lay in ruins. Here is the story of how man's vision helped restore much of the Continent to health and prosperity.
  14. Restoration (7/01) (l) - The positive hope which Bible prophecy shows for mankind.
Restore
  1. Where Begins Restoration? (l) - God's work of restoration begins with the individual.
Restoring the lost
  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.
Restraint
  1. 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.
Restroration
  1. God's Plan to End Evil and Suffering (l) - Is God blind to evil and human suffering? Why doesn't He intervene to put a stop to it? Or could it be that it's we who are blind to what God is doing and that humankind must learn some major lessons before He puts an end to evil?
Resurrected
  1. Who Will Go to Hell? (l) - What is hell? In the Bible the word hell is mentioned 54 times. It is translated from four different words. The only one in the Old Testament -- sheol in the Hebrew -- and one in the New Testament -- hades in Greek -- have the meaning of the grave, a pit or the abode of the dead. Sheol is the only word in the Old Testament from which hell is translated in the King James Version of the Bible. It is translated "hell" 31 times. Hades is translated "hell" 10 times in the New Testament.
Resurrected Roman Empire
  1. Your Kingdom Come (l) - Our world is becoming a small, controllable political-economic unit with no one yet at the controls. But that will change.
Resurrection
  1. Everyone Will Have a Fair Chance! (l) - Life in this world is certainly not fair. Some wonder about the next life. Does the Bible's teaching of a second resurrection mean a second chance? Or is it really a first chance -- a fair chance to avoid the "second death" and live happily forever?
  2. Are the Thousands Who Perished in the Tsunami Lost Forever? (l) - What is the ultimate fate of the almost 300,000 men, women and children who lost their lives in the Indian Ocean tsunami?
  3. Seeing It With Your Own Eyes (l) - God speed the day when He says to all the bones, "Live!"
  4. A Message of Hope Following the Death of a Loved One (l) - Losing any loved one is difficult. But what hope can we look to when a child is lost to sudden tragedy?
  5. 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!
  6. A Holy Day Provides Comfort (l) - I'd enjoyed a wonderful Feast of Tabernacles and Last Great Day with my family and friends. Little did I know how important the meaning of this final Holy Day was going to be when I returned home.
  7. Who Resurrected Jesus Christ? (l) - The New Testament plainly reveals in many passages that it was God the Father who raised Jesus from the dead.
  8. The Resurrection of the Dead: What Does the Bible Really Teach? (l) - Many people have at least a vague notion that the Bible teaches about a resurrection. But what is the resurrection all about? And how does it fit into God's overall plan for salvation?
  9. The Rapture Is Wrong: The Saints Don't Rise to Run Away (l) - The Bible says the saints rise to meet Christ at His return. But they aren't snatched away to heaven. They rise in the air to perform a fitting salute to the King of Kings and then join Him, not in heaven, but on the earth. If this is different from what you have heard or believed, you need to prove what the Bible actually says!
  10. Jesus Christ's Resurrection: Leading the Way for Others (l) - Why does modern Christianity consistently portray Jesus Christ as dead on the cross? Could it be that many really don't grasp the importance of His resurrection and what it means for us?
  11. Describing the Indescribable (l) - Paul begins to paint a picture of what God gave him to see as he stood on the threshold of eternity and peeked in.
  12. Ezekiel's Vision of the Valley of Dry Bones: What Does It Mean? (l) - The prophet Ezekiel saw a vision of vast numbers of people resurrected to live again as physical human beings. What is the meaning of this mystifying vision, and what does it teach us about God's plan?
  13. Coming Soon: The Magnificent Millennium (l) - The fact that a large portion of Bible prophecy describes the Millennium proves it is extremely important to God. And the more you understand it, the more important it will be to you!
  14. What Will It Be Like to Be Resurrected? (l) - What will it be like for those raised to life again in the resurrection described in Ezekiel's vision?
  15. Where Is the Grave? (l) - From the beginning of time, man has wondered what will happen once he departs this life. Is a physical body necessary? Where does a person go after death? There is a spiritual dimension most people miss, which is an integral part of God's Plan for building His Family.
  16. Can Man Attain Immortality? (l) - The cover of a recent issue of Time magazine astonishingly declares, "2045: The Year Man Becomes Immortal." But the Bible tells a different story about living forever.
  17. To Hope and Not Despair (l) - Why is hope necessary and what will happen if it's lost?
  18. Hope Found (l) - Wars often quench hope, but God cultivates hope through the great promises found in His plan.
  19. What Might Have Been vs. What Shall Yet Be (l) - Few sorrows in life can come close to the loss of a child. Yet even in such a tragedy, God's Word promises the hope of life beyond the grave - a future resurrection in a much different world.
  20. Hope of the Resurrection - Part One (l) - If a man dies, shall he live again? If loved ones die, will you see them again?
  21. Bible Mini-Study: Will the Dead Live Again? (l) - Is there life after death? If so, how is that possible, and what will it be like? Will it last forever?
  22. Your Down Payment on Divinity (l) - Two billion Christians desire to live forever, but do they really know how it will come about? God's divine secret includes a down payment on divinity, now no longer a secret.
  23. The Spirit in Man Is Not an Immortal Soul (l) - The spirit in man is not animate of itself. It is not a spirit entity that consciously lives on when we die.
  24. The Exciting Feast of Trumpets (l) - The Feast of Trumpets, one of the Holy Days of the Bible, pictures future times of both sadness and gladness -- essential steps leading to the establishment of the Kingdom of God on earth!
  25. The Next Age of Man: What Will It Be Like? (l) - The next age is just around the corner, but the vast majority of people have never heard of it. And most who have heard of it don't really understand what it entails.
  26. 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?
  27. Three Days and Three Nights: Did Jesus Keep His Word? (l) - Jesus foretold the length of time He would be in the grave as a sign that He was the Messiah. But that time simply doesn't fit between a supposed Good Friday crucifixion and burial and an Easter Sunday resurrection. What does the Bible actually tell us?
  28. Where Does Easter Fit Into the Picture? (l) - Are you missing out on the deeper meaning of Christ's resurrection?
  29. If a Man Dies, Will He Live Again? (l) - It's the great question: If you die, will you live again? You need to settle the question in your mind. And you can! Learn the good news from the Bible that answers this question!
  30. Will I Go to Heaven When I Die? (l) - The idea of going consciously to heaven at death seems comforting. But does that make it true? The Bible's answer may astonish you!
  31. God's Plan as Revealed Through the Resurrections (l) - Despite common belief, people do not have immortal souls. Rather, God's ultimate purpose for our lives is that we be given eternal life in His family through a resurrection. In fact, the Bible reveals that there is more than one resurrection.
  32. Christ's Resurrection: Key to Our Salvation (l) - The life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ are key facts of history for a Christian. As the apostles testified, Christ's resurrection was the culmination of the events of His first coming -- and enables the remaining steps in God's plan to save mankind.
  33. 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.
  34. Is Heaven Coming to Earth? (l) - It may come as a shock, but people don't go to heaven as disembodied souls when they die. In fact, what the Bible shows us about our ultimate future is so much more amazing than most of us have ever dreamed!
  35. 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?
  36. The Resurrection of Christ: Hope for the Ages (l) - The life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is the key historical and spiritual reality for a Christian. Without His resurrection, "your faith is futile" (1 Corinthians 15:17And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.). Christ's resurrection is the culmination of the most important series of events of all time.
  37. 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.
  38. The Resurrections and Eternal Judgment (l) - Humans are mortal, with no inherent immortality. Furthermore, man is incapable of giving himself eternal life; thus the need for a resurrection.
  39. The Feast of Trumpets: A Turning Point in History (l) - The Feast of Trumpets introduces the autumn festivals - representing the culmination of the present age of man and the beginning of an incredible time during which God will play a much more direct part in world events.
  40. What Is the Fate of the Unrepentant? (l) - "They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain, for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea" (Isaiah 11:9).
  41. Do Some Bible Verses Teach We Have an Immortal Soul? (l) - The Bible confirms that "no one has ascended to heaven but He who came down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man who is in heaven" (John 3:13). Even righteous King David, a man after God's own heart (Acts 13:22), was described by Peter as being "dead and buried" (Acts 2:29), not alive in heaven or some other state or location.
  42. Jesus Christ and Biblical Writers Compare Death to Sleep (l) - The plain teaching of the Bible is that the dead are unconscious, waiting in the grave. They are, as Jesus and Paul put it, sleeping. They will not awake until the resurrection.
  43. Is Heaven God's Reward for the Righteous? (l) - Is the reward of the righteous an eternity in heaven? Through the centuries this has been the hope taught by traditional Christianity. What would going to heaven be like? What would we do when we got there? How does the Bible describe heaven?
  44. Paul's Desire to "Depart and Be With Christ" (l) - The interval from Paul's last thought as a human being to the time of his seeing Christ in the resurrection will seem instantaneous, since the Bible shows that the dead know nothing (Ecclesiastes 9:5). This is why Paul wrote as he did in his letter to the Philippians.
  45. 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.
  46. Your Awesome Future (l) - The Bible reveals that the best that man can experience lies beyond the grave. It shows us that converted Christians will inherit eternal life at the resurrection and that death will never again lay a claim on them.
  47. 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.
  48. Christ's Resurrection: Bigger Than Easter (l) - The life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is the key historical and spiritual reality for a Christian.
  49. Introduction - Saved by His Life (l) - The central series of events for the Christian faith is the story of Jesus Christ.
  50. The Hope of the Resurrection (l) - Let's summarize what 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 [16] For 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: [17] Then 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. , which mentions believers being caught up, actually says:
  51. How Baptism's Meaning and Method Are Related (l) - All biblical examples reveal that baptism was always performed in a body of water large enough and deep enough for immersion.
  52. No one has ascended to Heaven (l) - That is, except Jesus Christ, who came down from Heaven (John 3:13And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.). But when you read in Luke 16:22And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; that "the beggar died, and was carried by the angels to Abraham's bosom," it's easy to assume this means Lazarus was taken to heaven.
  53. 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.
  54. Everlasting Life Conquers Death (l) - Understanding the meaning of life, death and what follows this physical life can give us comfort and hope in the face of death. It should also have a great impact on the kind of people we are, motivating us to live carefully and make wise choices.
  55. How Eternal Life Will Ultimately Be Offered to All (l) - After Jesus Christ returns, He will expand the process of offering salvation to all mankind.
  56. Lazarus and the Rich Man: Proof of Heaven and Hell? (l) - This parable teaches us that choosing to reject God's instruction will bring disastrous consequences - everlasting destruction in a lake of fire.
  57. Do Some Bible Verses Teach That We Have an Immortal Soul? (l) - The Bible confirms that "no one has ascended to heaven but He who came down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man who is in heaven" (John 3:13).
  58. Did Paul Expect to be conscious in Heaven Right After Dying? (l) - Did the Apostle Paul expect to go to heaven?
  59. Words of Encouragement (l) - Even death, this most extreme experience, does not separate us or our loved ones from God's plan or His love
  60. "It Is Appointed for Men to Die Once" (l) - It is obvious, however, that our bodies weren't designed to last forever. As Hebrews 9:27 tells us, "it is appointed for men to die once ..."
  61. 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?
  62. When It Seems God Doesn't Hear or Answer (l) - God does not always answer our prayers to our immediate satisfaction and instantly deliver us from our trials. But He will always do what is best for us.
  63. The Apostles Teach the Same Gospel (l) - A resurrection into the kingdom of God was the gospel of Christ and the apostles.
  64. The Reign of a New Kingdom (l) - The events at the return of Christ and the establishment of the kingdom of God.
  65. Our Final Transformation (l) - If we have God's Spirit, what is our destiny when Jesus returns? A final transformation to glorious, immortal spirit bodies.
  66. God's Promise of a New Era (l) - God has a long-range plan for changing human nature and reopening the door for all of humanity to receive His Spirit.
  67. "The Firstborn From the Dead" (l) - The apostle Paul referred to Jesus Christ as "the firstborn from the dead." If He is "first," what does that mean? The obvious answer is that others will follow. You need to understand what the Bible says about this crucial subject!
  68. The Second Resurrection: Humanity's Opportunity for Salvation! (l) - How God plans to offer salvation to all who have every lived.
  69. The Quest for Immortality (l) - The desire to prolong life or find the key to preserving life forever goes back a long way. But the real answer goes back further than even the ancient Chinese or Egyptians.
  70. Hope for Unbelieving Loved Ones (l) - What does one say at the funeral of an atheist especially when that atheist is one's own father?
  71. (l) - Letters from readers of the Good News, May/June 2003.
  72. If a Man Die, Will He Live Again? (l) - The ancient words of Job reflect an age-old question: What happens to us when we die? Is death the end for us? Is there any hope for us beyond the grave? The Bible gives the clear - and to many surprising - answers.
  73. Why Will Christ Return? (l) - Many churched understand and teach that Jesus Christ will return. Far fewer know why He will return and what will happen when he returns.
  74. When I Die Will I Go to Heaven? (l) - A few years ago a Time-magazine poll relvealed that 81% of Americans believe in a heaven where people live forever with God after they die. But do these beliefs square with the Bible?
  75. "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.
  76. Does the Bible Say Jesus Rose on the First Day? (l) - Does the Bible say Jesus rose on the first day?
  77. God's Awesome Purpose for Those in the First Resurrection (l) - When Christ returns to establish the Kingdom of God on earth, those in the first resurrection will serve as judges and priests and will "reign on the earth".
  78. When I Die, Will I Go to Heaven? (l) - A few years ago a Time magazine poll revealed that 81 percent of people in the United States believe in "the existence of heaven, where people live forever with God after they die." The poll also showed that ideas vary widely on exactly what it's like in heaven. But what does the Bible really say about life after death?
  79. The Resurrections of the Dead (l) - The Bible speaks often of the resurrection of the dead. But what is the purpose of the dead being raised if people go to heaven or hell at death, as many believe?
  80. Questions and Answers - Sep/Oct 2003 (l) - Answers to Biblical questions about God's calling and the resurrection.
  81. The Resurrection: The Astounding Biblical Truth (l) - The hope of the resurrection comes alive in the midst of a tragic death. This moving account underscores the reality of the moment when we will be reunited with our loved ones.
  82. 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?
  83. 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.
Resurrection of Jesus
  1. Three Days and Three Nights (l) - We believe that the Father raised Jesus Christ from the dead after His body lay three days and three nights in the grave, thus making immortality possible for mortal man.
  2. The Gospel of Jesus Christ: Salvation in the Kingdom (l) - The Kingdom of God is attained only through Jesus Christ's central role as the personal Savior of all who would enter that Kingdom.
  3. Easter: Masking a Biblical Truth (l) - Easter and its customs originated not from the Bible, but in 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Did Jesus Really Die and Live Again? (l) - One of the greatest proofs that Jesus is exactly who He said He was -- the Son of God and the only One through whom eternal life is offered -- is His resurrection from the dead.
  7. Alive Again Today and Forever (l) - Jesus now lives forever as an eternal, immortal spirit being. John also tells us that His faithful followers, in the resurrection, will be like Him -- "and everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure"
  8. What Does Christ's Resurrection Teach Us? (l) - The apostle Paul tells us that "flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God" (1 Corinthians 15:50). So Christ's resurrection to eternal life was to a glorified spirit body (Philippians 3:21), of the same divine essence as the Father.
  9. 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.
  10. Does Easter Commemorate Jesus Christ's Resurrection? (l) - The surprising story behind the religious holiday of Easter.
  11. The Unexplained Success of the Church (l) - No one willingly dies to perpetrate a hoax. One only dies for something he is convinced is the truth.
  12. Would Jesus Keep 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 keep Easter?
  13. 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?
  14. Lessons From Two Resurrections (l) - John's gospel details two instances in which individuals were resurrected from the dead. The first astonished its witnesses, but the second transformed Jesus' disciples' lives giving them power and conviction to face trial, persecution and even martyrdom for an astounding truth.
  15. Do You Know Why Christ Lives? (l) - Christians realize that Jesus was raised from the grave. But do you understand what His resurrection and life mean to us today?
  16. 'The Third Day' (l) - Do you remember when you learned that Santa Claus wasn't real? Guess what? Good Friday and a Sunday resurrection aren't either. Discover the real story from the pages of the Bible itself!
  17. Should We Celebrate Jesus Christ's Resurrection? (l) - Is the veneration of this particular day something God intended? Is he pleased with this form of worship and the activities associated with this day?
  18. Why Was Jesus Christ Resurrected? (l) - What is the importance of the resurrection of Jesus Christ? What does it mean for our future?
  19. Good Friday -- Easter Sunday: It Didn't Happen That Way! (l) - Do you remember when you learned that Santa Claus wasn't real? Guess what? Good Friday and a Sunday resurrection aren't either. Discover the real story from the pages of the Bible itself!
  20. The Good Friday-Easter Sunday Question (l) - How do three days and three nights fit between Good Friday and Easter Sunday? Or do they?
Resurrection of Roman empire
  1. Europe and the Church, Part 13: And One Is Yet to Come (l) - The book of Revelation shows there is to be one more revival of the Roman Empire immediately prior to Christ's return. Is the European Union the prophesied revival?
Resurrection, evidence of the
  1. Did Jesus Really Die and Live Again? (l) - One of the greatest proofs that Jesus is exactly who He said He was -- the Son of God and the only One through whom eternal life is offered -- is His resurrection from the dead.
Resurrection, first
  1. The Resurrections and Eternal Judgment (l) - Humans are mortal, with no inherent immortality. Furthermore, man is incapable of giving himself eternal life; thus the need for a resurrection.
  2. God's Awesome Purpose for Those in the First Resurrection (l) - When Christ returns to establish the Kingdom of God on earth, those in the first resurrection will serve as judges and priests and will "reign on the earth".
Resurrection, promise of
  1. Words of Encouragement (l) - Even death, this most extreme experience, does not separate us or our loved ones from God's plan or His love
Resurrection, proof of the
  1. Did Jesus Really Die and Live Again? (l) - One of the greatest proofs that Jesus is exactly who He said He was -- the Son of God and the only One through whom eternal life is offered -- is His resurrection from the dead.
Resurrection, second
  1. The Biblical Festivals That Show How God Will Bring World Peace (l) - Will mankind ever experience lasting peace? Humanity's track record isn't very good. But a series of biblical feasts reveals how God will indeed bring lasting world peace!
  2. Are the Thousands Who Perished in the Tsunami Lost Forever? (l) - What is the ultimate fate of the almost 300,000 men, women and children who lost their lives in the Indian Ocean tsunami?
  3. 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!
  4. The Resurrections and Eternal Judgment (l) - Humans are mortal, with no inherent immortality. Furthermore, man is incapable of giving himself eternal life; thus the need for a resurrection.
  5. The Resurrection: The Astounding Biblical Truth (l) - The hope of the resurrection comes alive in the midst of a tragic death. This moving account underscores the reality of the moment when we will be reunited with our loved ones.
Resurrection, Sunday
  1. Good Friday -- Easter Sunday: It Didn't Happen That Way! (l) - Do you remember when you learned that Santa Claus wasn't real? Guess what? Good Friday and a Sunday resurrection aren't either. Discover the real story from the pages of the Bible itself!
Resurrection, third
  1. The Resurrections and Eternal Judgment (l) - Humans are mortal, with no inherent immortality. Furthermore, man is incapable of giving himself eternal life; thus the need for a resurrection.
Resurrections
  1. The Mystery of the Resurrections Mentioned in the Bible (l) - Does the resurrection from the dead seem like a mystery to you?
  2. (l) - Letters about resurrection, heaven and hell, trinity, Harry Potter
  3. '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.
Resurrections of the Roman Empire
  1. European Demographics and Bible Prophecy (l) - The demographic situation in Europe - particularly Western Europe - should cause us to consider how close we could be to the fulfillment of key end-time prophecies.
Resurrections, three
  1. The Resurrections and Eternal Judgment (l) - Humans are mortal, with no inherent immortality. Furthermore, man is incapable of giving himself eternal life; thus the need for a resurrection.
Retirement
  1. Aging Gracefully in an Uncertain World (l) - Growing old should be positive experience. How can we make those positive and productive?
Retirement, saving for
  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.
Return
  1. Is the Rapture Real? (l) - Do you believe that Jesus Christ is going to save you from the coming time of horrendous global trouble by whisking you away into heaven beforehand in what many call the Rapture? What will you do if He doesn't?
Return of Christ
  1. God's Plan for World Peace: A Sure Thing! (l) - Mankind's agreements for enduring peace never last. But God has promised us a period of peace that will endure for 1,000 years. Can we realistically believe that promise?
  2. Jesus' Warning to "Watch" - Just What Did He Mean? (l) - Jesus and the apostles exhort us to actively "watch"! We need to understand all that they meant and the wide-ranging implications. Our survival and salvation could depend on that understanding and action!
  3. After the Chaos: the Times of Refreshing (l) - In a world of troubles and grief, we are all in deep need of physical and spiritual refreshment. Even tougher times are coming, but they're followed by Jesus Christ's reign and His times of refreshing.
  4. 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!
  5. Jesus Christ is coming as conquering King (l) - In the first century, most people of Jewish background anticipated a Messiah who would come to the earth as a conquering king to establish the Kingdom of God.
  6. Waiting for the "End of the World"? (l) - We are on the very threshold of a brand new millennium. But how does the Bible advise those who count on the "end of the world" around New Year's Day, 2000 ?
Return of the king
  1. To All Who Love His Appearing (l) - Nearly 2,000 years ago, people traversed the paths of the known world at great risk telling a story that had changed their lives and that they hoped would change the lives of others.
Return to God
  1. Follow Me (1/2016) (l) - If you're not as close to God as you once were, you can return to Him.
Reuben
  1. The Jealousy of Reuben (l) - Knowing history helps us understand the present and future. Reading biographies helps us understand people in general, and especially the people who are similar in some ways to the people we read about. The experiences and attitudes of Reuben are certainly relevant to today.
Revealed knowledge
  1. How Does God Reveal Knowledge? (l) - God Almighty, Creator of all we see, does not leave humankind without guidance and direction. He has put His thoughts into words for our benefit. God has revealed Himself through the vehicle of words.
Revelation
  1. The Seven Beatitudes of Revelation (l) - The seven beatitudes of Revelation, make it abundantly clear that God wants to give us His "penny," not for our thoughts, but for our actions. And if we have to wait a while, it's worth it -- because after all, there's a blessing. Seven of them!
  2. The Seven Beatitudes of Revelation (l) - The seven beatitudes of Revelation, make it abundantly clear that God wants to give us His "penny," not for our thoughts, but for our actions. And if we have to wait a while, it's worth it -- because after all, there's a blessing. Seven of them!
  3. 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?
  4. World Won't End in "Fire and Ice" (l) - There are times of restoration ahead. It is when we frame our prophetic worldview in the promises and hope of that passage that we can make sense of our world and have a positive view for the future.
  5. Revelation's Cast of Characters (l) - The last book of the Bible is full of intriguing symbols and mysterious characters. Knowing who the actors are helps us understand the plot.
  6. Don't Mess With Revelation! (l) - Revelation does have a message for us today, and you can understand what it is!
  7. The Time of the End: The End of What? (l) - The Bible speaks of "the time of the end." But exactly what will come to an end?
  8. The End Time in the Book of Revelation (l) - The end time in the Book of Revelation.
  9. What Is the Time of the End? (l) - Ungodly attitudes will prevent the vast majority of humanity from believing God and the biblical warning signs until all havoc breaks loose. Like the people in Noah's time who laughed and mocked his building an ark, the end of this age will come when the overwhelming majority are unprepared.
  10. The Book of Revelation: Is it Relevant Today? (l) - Is the book of Revelation relevant today? Is it possible to understand it? Can we know to whom it was written -and why? What are the meanings of its mysterious symbols?
  11. The Book of Revelation's Divine Authority (l) - Too many scholars and critics place the book of Revelation, the Apocalypse of the Bible, in the same class as other apocalyptic writings. They don't realize that the book of Revelation is in a class of its own.
  12. Keys to Understanding Revelation (l) - Revelation puts many of the earlier prophecies of the Bible into an understandable context and reveals a much-needed framework for prophecies relating to the end of the age.
  13. 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.
  14. The Two Women of Revelation (l) - The events described in the second half of the book of Revelation are directly related to the past and future of two symbolic women who are diametrical opposites.
  15. The Seals of the Prophetic Scroll (l) - Revelation's main prophetic message is unveiled primarily through seven sets of symbols. Christ alone can unveil the meaning of the seals.
  16. The Sacrifice of Jesus Christ (l) - Jesus Christ is the focal point of Christianity. Forgiveness of sin and ultimately the gift of eternal life are available only through His sacrifice.
  17. Satan the Devil (l) - Satoan is the adversary of God, as evidenced even in the meaning of his name in both Hebrew and Greek.
  18. The Feast of Trumpets: A Turning Point in History (l) - The Feast of Trumpets introduces the autumn festivals - representing the culmination of the present age of man and the beginning of an incredible time during which God will play a much more direct part in world events.
  19. Are There Saved Human Beings in Heaven? (l) - The Scriptures show no human-besides Jesus the Messiah-has ever entered heaven. The voices referred to in Revelation 19, then, are those of angelic beings who surround God's throne.
  20. Are There Saved Human Beings in Heaven? (l) - The Scriptures show no human-besides Jesus the Messiah-has ever entered heaven. The voices referred to in Revelation 19, then, are those of angelic beings who surround God's throne.
  21. Are Some Tortured Forever in a Lake of Fire? (l) - Satan, a spirit being, will indeed suffer torment long after the wicked are burned to ashes. The evil angels-demons-will share with Satan his torment (Matthew 25:41). The beast and false prophet will have ceased to exist.
  22. The Fall of Satan's Kingdom (l) - Satan will not always dominate planet earth. Bible prophecy reveals that an astounding series of events will shake our world as never before and usher in a new age-a 1,000-year era under the rule of the Kingdom of God (Matthew 6:10; Luke 21:31)
  23. Is the Holy Spirit a Person? (TL) (l) - The apostle Paul states clearly that "there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things ... and one Lord Jesus Christ ..." (1 Corinthians 8:6). He makes no mention of the Holy Spirit as a divine person.
  24. How Does God Reveal Knowledge? (l) - God Almighty, Creator of all we see, does not leave humankind without guidance and direction. He has put His thoughts into words for our benefit. God has revealed Himself through the vehicle of words.
  25. Chapter Outline of the Book of Revelation (l) - Chapter Outline of the Book of Revelation.
  26. Story Flow of the Book of Revelation (l) - Story flow of the book of Revelation.
  27. 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?
  28. Armageddon: The End of the World? (l) - What does the Bible really say about Armageddon?
  29. World News and Trends - Mar/Apr 2003 (l) - After the devastating terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, homeland security became a top priority for the United States. Yet, at the same time, it seems to be overlooking the most important aspect of its safety, and the risk is incalculable. What is this crucial component of any people's long-term security?
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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?
  33. Isn't It About Time You Read the Book? (l) - The Bible makes the remarkable claim of being the inspired Word of God, the divine instruction for mankind. Shouldn't we learn what it has to say?
  34. Visions of Judgment: The Coming Ride of the Horsemen of Revelation (l) - Is there "just cause" for nations to interfere in the affairs of other nations?
  35. 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.
Revelation outline
  1. Graphic: Chapter Outline of the Book of Revelation (l) - View the chapter outline of the book of Revelation.
Revelation, book of
  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. The Book of Revelation's Divine Authority (l) - Too many scholars and critics place the book of Revelation, the Apocalypse of the Bible, in the same class as other apocalyptic writings. They don't realize that the book of Revelation is in a class of its own.
  3. Satan: The Great Seducer (l) - Satan uses people to deceive other people. He especially likes to use people who seem, from outward appearances, to be trustworthy.
  4. Keys to Understanding Revelation (l) - Revelation puts many of the earlier prophecies of the Bible into an understandable context and reveals a much-needed framework for prophecies relating to the end of the age.
  5. The Seals of the Prophetic Scroll (l) - Revelation's main prophetic message is unveiled primarily through seven sets of symbols. Christ alone can unveil the meaning of the seals.
  6. 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.
  7. Armageddon and Divine Intervention (l) - God will intervene to stop humanity from destroying itself.
  8. Visions of Judgment: The Ride of the Fifth Horseman (l) - Most Bible students focus only upon 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. This horseman brings the hope and promise of a better age to come.
  9. Visions of Judgment: The Ride of the Third Horseman -- Famine (l) - With the potential for the food-producing countries to feed the entire globe, it's hard to imagine how famine could grip the earth in the crisis that ends the age. Yet, the third seal opens to a horrifying scene of food scarcity that leads to global famine. How could this happen? What will be the result?
  10. 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?
Revelation, seven seals of
  1. 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?
  2. Visions of Judgment: The Ride of the Third Horseman -- Famine (l) - With the potential for the food-producing countries to feed the entire globe, it's hard to imagine how famine could grip the earth in the crisis that ends the age. Yet, the third seal opens to a horrifying scene of food scarcity that leads to global famine. How could this happen? What will be the result?
Revelation, story flow of
  1. Story Flow of the Book of Revelation (l) - Story flow of the book of Revelation.
Revelation, symbols of
  1. Keys to Understanding Revelation (l) - Revelation puts many of the earlier prophecies of the Bible into an understandable context and reveals a much-needed framework for prophecies relating to the end of the age.
  2. Europe's Coming Religious Revival (l) - Europe's experience with Christianity - including the dark side of its abuses and excesses - tells and astonishing and even violent tale. If Bible prophecy is any indication, that story will again be dark and violent.
Revenge
  1. The Meek (l) - A word we know, but may find difficulty defining: "meek"
  2. Forgiving the Unforgivable (l) - Abraham Lincoln's second inaugural address challenges the nation to "forgive the unforgivable and offer dignity to those in the throes of defeat."
Revival of Rome
  1. A New Superpower to Emerge (l) - Bible prophecy foretells a revival of the Roman Empire.
Revival of the Roman Empire
  1. Berlin - Europe's Future Political Capital? (l) - British correspondent Gerhard Marx visited the German capital in mid-June. Here is his timely historical and prophetic analysis.
Revivals of Rome
  1. Roman Revivals of a United Europe (l) - How can we know that the last world superpower will be a modern-day incarnation of the Roman Empire? There are a few Bible indicators that point in that direction.
Reviving marriage
  1. 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?
Revolution
  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?
Revolution in Egypt
  1. Egypt in History and Prophecy (l) - Egypt has recently been rocked by turmoil and unrest, with longtime ruler Hosni Mubarak forced from office. Could this be the beginning of a trend foretold in Bible prophecy? What else does Scripture reveal about Egypt in history and prophecy?
Reward
  1. Answered Prayer Through Opportunity (l) - Answered Prayer! What a wonderful reality! What a wonderful promise.
  2. Scorekeeping (l) - Who's keeping score? Does God keep score? Are you winning or losing?
  3. Lessons From the Parable (l) - Jesus Christ's parable of the minas or pounds is puzzling to many people, but understanding it is key to grasping what God wants to do with and in your life!
  4. Everlasting Life Conquers Death (l) - Understanding the meaning of life, death and what follows this physical life can give us comfort and hope in the face of death. It should also have a great impact on the kind of people we are, motivating us to live carefully and make wise choices.
  5. 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?
  6. 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.
  7. What Goes Around, Comes Around (l) - The examples of Saddam and Joseph teach us the importance of sowing what you want to reap.
Reward and investment
  1. The War Within (l) - How do you handle those inner conflicts.
Reward from God
  1. "I Will Give You the Crown of Life" (l) - Before "that Day" arrives, let's consider our destiny to wear crowns as children of God. God has destined you to wear a crown.
Reward of the righteous
  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.
Reward of the saved
  1. What Does the Bible Really Say? (l) - Common suppositions about the Bible, versus what it really says.
  2. 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?
Rhodesia
  1. Could We Lose the War on Terror? (l) - A quarter century ago a nation in some ways not that different from the United States and Britain lost a war on terror. What lessons can we learn from that conflict so history does not repeat itself?
  2. A Study in Contrasts (l) - Over a month after the voting, the results of the Zimbabwe presidential election still have not been officially announced. The autocratic president of Zimbabwe, who has been in power for almost three decades since the fall of Rhodesia, is clearly reluctant to hand over power. The current government has turned the breadbasket of Africa into an economic disaster with the highest inflation rate in the world. It raises the question: Why did Rhodesia work when Zimbabwe doesn't?
  3. Pray for the Peace of Zimbabwe (l) - In Zimbabwe, a once rich and prosperous southern African country, an entire nation is being devoured by its own government.
  4. (l) - The African nation of Zimbabwe recently celebrated 30 years of independence. The transition from Rhodesia to Zimbabwe was not an easy one. How do those Rhodesians who stayed fare now? Returning to the country after 21 years, I had a very enlightening, thought-provoking and deeply touching visit.
Rich
  1. The Eye of a Needle (l) - What did Jesus Christ mean when He said, "It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God"?
Rich and poor
  1. Poverty on the Rise in America (l) - A London Times analytical report from the United States revealed that "figures from the US Census Bureau suggest that the economic crisis sparked in 2007 has turned the US into an 'hourglass' society, with a shrinking middle class squeezed between the very affluent and the very poor.
Rich grow richer
  1. Shine Sweet Freedom - The Day of Atonement and the Jubilee Year (l) - Is there any way out of the debt spiral? In God's government, there is.
Rich man
  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. 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?
Richards, Jay
  1. Our Privileged Place in the Universe (l) - A Good News Interview With Dr. Jay Richards.
Riches
  1. Are You Caught in a Thistle? (l) - What does God want us to learn from this tenacious weed that tends to choke out surrounding plants?
Right and wrong
  1. What's the Answer to a Better Life? (l) - Do you feel like the problems of your life have reached a dead end and there are no solutions? No matter how hopeless your life may appear, you can have hope for something better. But you can't solve today's problems with the same old solutions; you'll simply arrive at the same old problems.
  2. How Can You Counter a Degenerating Culture? (l) - You are probably disturbed by many of the values of the culture around you - and with good reason. How can we counter the degrading influence of much of popular culture?
  3. Right and Wrong - Who Decides? (l) - Are we equipped to decide right and wrong for ourselves? The record of history isn't encouraging, so is it time we looked somewhere else?
Right church
  1. How to Find the Right Church (l) - The choice of churches and denominations has never been greater. How can you decide which is best?
Right of private propery
  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.")
Right to life
  1. Is Life a God-Given Right? (l) - Is the physical life of every human being a precious and sacred thing to God? If so, how can we explain some apparent biblical contradictions? And how precious to you are your life and the life of everyone else? (This is the second article in a series on the God-given rights of "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.")
  2. The Abortion Debate: What Does God Say? (l) - Every year a staggering 44 million abortions are carried out around the world. Each day about 120,000 lives -- enough to populate a medium-sized city -- are terminated by abortion, a practice legal in most countries. But how does God view the taking of the lives of millions of the unborn -- or even one, for that matter?
Right-wing movement
  1. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - Jul/Aug 2002 (l) - An analysis of world news, trends, and conditions around the world. July/August 2002
Righteous
  1. What Does It Mean to Be Justified? (l) - What exactly is justification? Why is it so important in God's sight? Most importantly, how can we become justified?
Righteous character
  1. When It Seems God Doesn't Hear or Answer (l) - God does not always answer our prayers to our immediate satisfaction and instantly deliver us from our trials. But He will always do what is best for us.
  2. Seven Reasons Why Jesus Was Born (l) - Why did Jesus have to be born, and to die? Here are seven reasons.
Righteous government
  1. Change Is Coming: Five Ways Jesus Christ Will Change Government Forever (l) - Politicians try to win votes with promises of change. Yet all too often nothing really changes or we end up with even bigger problems. However, that doesn't mean great change isn't coming. Your Bible reveals how monumental government change will come about!
Righteousness
  1. The Millennial Reign of Jesus Christ (l) - When Jesus Christ returns to earth He will initiate "the time of universal restoration that God announced long ago through his holy prophets"
  2. Christ's Command to Us: Bear Good Fruit and Much Fruit (l) - Jesus Christ taught important spiritual lessons regarding the "fruit" of our lives. What are those lessons, and how well are we applying them? Our eternal life depends on this understanding!
  3. Proverbs: Rewarded With Good (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  4. Lessons From the Parables: Matthew 22 - The Invitation to the Wedding Feast (l) - One of Jesus Christ's parables shows that it's crucially important for us to be wearing the right kind of garments -- but what does that mean?
  5. Jesus and Paul Emphasize the Law's Correct Focus (l) - By the time of Jesus and Paul, some Jewish religious leaders had distorted the focus of God's law.
  6. How Can We Obey God's Commandments? (l) - In peoples' minds, keeping God's commandments is an unattainable goal. But these commandments can be obeyed, at least in the outward letter of the law, by ordinary people.
  7. Rightly Understanding 'Justification' and 'Righteousness' (l) - The words righteous or righteousness in English translations of the Scriptures describe primarily personal character as demonstrated in appropriate behavior. But justify, justified and justification have a slightly different focus.
  8. Jesus' Teaching on God's Law (l) - Perhaps the most widespread controversies about the teachings of Jesus concern His attitude toward the laws of God recorded in the Old Testament.
  9. Live a life of righteousness now (l) - What have we learned about Jesus' parable about Lazarus and the rich man? We discovered the biblical truth about the resurrection of the dead and the fallacy of an immortal soul going to heaven or an ever-burning hell at the time of death.
  10. Noah: An Example of Righteousness (l) - The story of Noah.
Rights
  1. Individual Rights Vs. Societal Rights (l) - Weighing individual vs. societal rights.
Ring of fire
  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.
Ringwoodite
  1. Vast Reservoirs of Water Found in the Earth's Mantle (l) - Noah's "fountains of the deep"? Unique mineral properties help scientists find evidence of water deep inside the earth.
Rise of Europe
  1. If U.S. Fades Economically, Will Europe Rise? (l) - Your Bible says that Europe will rise a final time but its impact will be great.
Rising world economies
  1. Where Is Our World Headed? (l) - It's that time again for an annual analysis and assessment. That's when many observers look back to yesteryear--and also peer into a somewhat clouded future. Secular predictions for 2011 and beyond are multiple and varied. But does the Bible have a far bigger say in our future?
Risk
  1. Stepping Into the Lifeboat (l) - Sometimes we must make difficult decisions in life. Our choices will and do impact our lives.
Rivalry
  1. Sibling Rivalry (l) - Dr. James Dobson describes sibling rivalry as "the most irritating feature of childrearing." Continuing, he writes, "The underlying source of this conflict is old-fashioned jealousy and competition between children".
Road map to peace
  1. The 'Road Map' to Peace: Doomed From the Start? (l) - Few observers want peace in the Middle East more than the staff and publishers of The Good News. But we know that there is only one true path to peace -- and the players aren't on it. Yet the Bible does guarantee that peace will finally come to the Middle East.
Road to life
  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?
Road upward
  1. Proverbs: The Road to Life (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
Roadmap for peace
  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.
Roberts, Andrew
  1. A History of the English-Speaking Peoples Since 1900 (l) - Andrew Roberts' history continues where Winston Churchill's ended, showing the blessings enjoyed by the United States and the countries that made up the British Empire.
Robertson, Pat
  1. Debate About Islam Continues: Is It a Religion of Peace? (l) - Muslim officials have declared their peaceful intentions through messages at their annual hajj. U.S. President Bush and British Prime Minister Blair have publicly praised Islam as a religion of peace. Others challenge that assertion, as the debate goes on.
Robot walk
  1. Robot Walk and Technology Posture - Ailments of the Digital Age (l) - How you hold technology in your hand can impact overall health.
Robotics
  1. The Ominous GNR Revolution (l) - The Biotech Age brings new and terrifying scenarios. How might the explosion of knowledge of genetics, nanotechnology and robotics (GNR) change our world?
Robots
  1. Robots Invade Social Media (l) - A new layer of robotic programming is being developed to help businesses deal with social media queries from customers.
Rock
  1. Jesus Christ: "The Rock" of the Old Testament (l) - The apostle Paul affirms that the God the Israelites of the Old Testament knew - the One they looked to as their "Rock" of strength (see Deuteronomy 32:4; Psalm 18:2) - was the One we know as Jesus Christ.
  2. The Rock Which Followed Them (l) - What does the "rock" symbolize in scripture and did a rock really follow the children of Israel?
Rock the boat
  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.
Rock, the
  1. Jesus Christ: 'The Rock' of the Old Testament (l) - The apostle Paul affirms that the God of the Old Testament was the One we know as Jesus Christ.
Rod of iron
  1. Rod of Iron": A User's Guide (l) - What does the book of Revelation mean when it describes the saints helping Christ rule the nations with "a rod of iron"? What training is necessary to use this tool?
  2. Our "Rod of Iron": A User's Guide (l) - What does the book of Revelation mean when it describes the saints helping Christ rule the nations with "a rod of iron"? What training is necessary to use this tool?
Role model
  1. Setting the Bar (l) - Is the example of our lives truly in line with that of Jesus Christ? Do the little things in our lives point to God?
  2. The Story of Stan Musial (l) - In a time when many sports "heroes" exhibit less than heroic character, here's one sports legend who set a high standard.
Role model, being a
  1. Who Would You Follow? (l) - Everyone chooses role models. Sometimes we emulate people who are older than us. At other times, it is people our own age or even younger than us. How can we decide whom to follow?
Role models
  1. Growing Older Gracefully (l) - Emma was the sweetest lady I knew, and Miles brings warmth and smiles to everyone he comes in contact with. They are the role models I want to follow as I grow older.
  2. Teen Heroes (l) - In a Barna Group study, 37 percent of teens named a relative, such as a grandparent, sister, brother, etc., as their personal hero.
  3. Who Would You Follow? (l) - Everyone chooses role models. Sometimes we emulate people who are older than us. At other times, it is people our own age or even younger than us. How can we decide whom to follow?
Role of men
  1. The Honorable Role of Men (l) - The role of men includes leadership within the family.
Role of sadness
  1. How to Feel Sad (l) - I woke up this morning feeling sad. In fact, I've been feeling sad for some time. Not so much personally sad, but sad for my country, America, which I love. Based on the cultural implications, the 2012 presidential campaign and election didn't help.
Role of the church
  1. Is the Church the Kingdom? (l) - Some think the Church is the Kingdom of God.
Role of women
  1. The Honorable Role of Women (l) - The truth is that the Bible describes the role of women as one of great honor and worth.
Roles in the kingdom
  1. Contributing a Verse (l) - The role of the common man in God's plan.
Roman calendar
  1. The Twelve Months - Part One (l) - Usually, we move through life existing within a calendar we take for granted, but have you ever wondered about the origin of the names and structure of our calendar months?
  2. The Twelve Months - Part Two (l) - Have you ever wondered about the origin of the names and structure of our calendar months?
Roman Catholicism
  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. A Modern Tale of Two Cities (l) - The spotlight is currently on two world capitals. While both play key roles within today's political and religious mix, it is their future role that readers should carefully watch and understand.
Roman centurion
  1. Just Say the Word (l) - Jesus held up a Roman centurion as an outstanding example of faith. And there's much for us to learn in this encounter between two leaders of men.
Roman crucifixion
  1. God, Science and the Bible: Roman Crucifixion (l) - Evidence of Roman Crucifixion Practices Matches Gospel Accounts
Roman empire
  1. Europe and the Church, Part 2, What Led to Rome (l) - Two thousand years ago the Roman Empire held sway over Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. Its legacy was to continue down through the centuries and is with us to this day.
  2. A New Superpower to Emerge (l) - Bible prophecy foretells a revival of the Roman Empire.
  3. The Mediterranean Union: Another Roman Empire? (l) - A media circus was in high gear as U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama was greeted in the Middle East and Europe as a political superstar in late July 2008. But a potentially far more important development in that part of the world the week before garnered little attention.
  4. Europe and the Church, Part 5: The Identity of the Little Horn (l) - Who is the little horn of Daniel 7:8, the horn with "eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking pompous words"? Since this article is the fifth in a series that began in the May 2008 issue, readers should be aware that some of the content builds on information explained in previous installments.
  5. The New Mediterranean Union: Seeds of a New Roman Empire? (l) - A media circus was in full swing as U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama was greeted in the Middle East and Europe as a political superstar in late July 2008. But a potentially far more important development in that part of the world the week before garnered little attention.
  6. 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).
  7. Roman Revivals of a United Europe (l) - How can we know that the last world superpower will be a modern-day incarnation of the Roman Empire? There are a few Bible indicators that point in that direction.
  8. 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.
  9. Which Day Is the Sabbath? (l) - Whereas the Catholic Church claimed authority to establish its own times of worship, Protestant churches generally justified Sunday observance on the grounds that the seventh-day Sabbath was replaced in the New Testament by worship on Sunday in honor of Christ's resurrection. There is no biblical authority for changing the day of rest and worship from the seventh day to Sunday.
  10. An Outline of Future History (l) - We know that some form of the fourth empire will be in existence at the time of Jesus Christ's return to set up His Kingdom that will stand-forever.
  11. The Rising European Superpower: Prophesied in the Bible? (l) - Events in Europe are reshaping the world. The European Union has now expanded from 15 to 25 members. Common currency, a European constitution, military and intelligence cooperation. Why are these developments taking place? Where are they heading and how will they affect you? The shocking truth was foretold centuries ago in the pages of your Bible!
  12. The Coming Clash Between Europe and America (l) - While the United States is focused on its war on terror and conflict with Iraq, new threats continue to emerge of which Americans are largely oblivious.
  13. The Rise and Fall of Empires (5/2004) (l) - Europeans have worked toward a united Europe. Dreams of it go back 2,000 years to the Roman Empire, and regular efforts have been made to revive that empire along with its might and glory.
  14. The North-South Struggle for the Middle East (l) - An end-time prophecy in the book of Daniel describes a conflict between two kings. Who might they be in today's world?
  15. (l) - Is it possible that civilization as we know it could suddenly collapse? The ultimate good news.
Roman empire resurrection
  1. If U.S. Fades Economically, Will Europe Rise? (l) - Your Bible says that Europe will rise a final time but its impact will be great.
Roman empire resurrections
  1. European Demographics and Bible Prophecy (l) - The demographic situation in Europe - particularly Western Europe - should cause us to consider how close we could be to the fulfillment of key end-time prophecies.
Roman empire revival
  1. The Euro Is Here! (l) - But will the Euro last?
Roman resurrection
  1. La Belle et la Bte (l) - Beauty and the Beast. Did you realize that the Bible has a lot to say about One who is truly beautiful versus another who is a "beast"?
  2. The Coming European Superpower (l) - The dream of a united Europe--dating back to the Roman Empire--seems closer to fulfillment than ever. Bible prophecy reveals what will happen next.
Roman revival
  1. A New Superpower to Emerge (l) - Bible prophecy foretells a revival of the Roman Empire.
  2. 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).
  3. Europe and the Church, Part 13: And One Is Yet to Come (l) - The book of Revelation shows there is to be one more revival of the Roman Empire immediately prior to Christ's return. Is the European Union the prophesied revival?
  4. 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?
  5. Europe: A New Superpower on the Rise (l) - Now that the Lisbon Treaty has gained final approval by all 27 EU member nations, 2010 promises to be a significant year for the European Union. Ever since the fall of the Roman Empire in the fifth century, Europeans have dreamed of uniting their continent. Is this long dream about to be fulfilled? Are we seeing the birth of a new superpower foretold in Bible prophecy?
  6. The EU: A Seventh Roman Revival in the Making? (l) - In the devastated aftermath of World War II, it seemed unimaginable that Europe could rise again. Many venerable cities had been bombed into rubble. The dead were counted in the tens of millions. Old institutions and organizations ceased to exist.
Roman revivals
  1. The Rising European Superpower: Prophesied in the Bible? (l) - Events in Europe are reshaping the world. The European Union has now expanded from 15 to 25 members. Common currency, a European constitution, military and intelligence cooperation. Why are these developments taking place? Where are they heading and how will they affect you? The shocking truth was foretold centuries ago in the pages of your Bible!
Roman system
  1. 4. A Dominating Roman System Will Come to Power (l) - In Daniel 2 and 7 we see prophecies about four great gentile empires that would arise in the period between the time of Daniel and the coming establishment of the Kingdom of God (Daniel 2:44And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.). Daniel was himself living in the first of these great empires (Daniel 7:4The first was like a lion, and had eagle's wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man's heart was given to it.) as a Jewish exile in ancient Babylon.
Romance
  1. Divorce-Proof Your Marriage (l) - Because so many marriages - particularly in modern Western countries - end in failure, couples trying to live godly lives and make their relationships last will look for ways to protect and preserve their marriages.
Romance and marriage
  1. Putting Romance Back Into Marriage (l) - Basic misunderstanding can lead to a lack of romance later in marriage. Here are practical ways you can review and revitalize your marriage!
Romance novels
  1. Girls & Romance Novels (l) - Why is this genre of literature so appealing to women? Is it harmless fun?
Romania
  1. World News Review July 1999 (l) - World news - July 1999
Romanov's
  1. May They Rest in Peace (l) - Romanov burial exposes rift in Russia. An attempt to bring closure on one of the most sordid affairs of the 20th century.
Romans
  1. Did Paul Tell the Romans One Thing and the Corinthians the Opposite? (l) - Did Paul write to the church members in Rome to tell them Sabbath-keeping was irrelevant, while simultaneously teaching Jews and gentiles alike "every Sabbath" in Corinth?
  2. Does Romans 14 Abolish Laws on Unclean Meats? (l) - Many believe Romans 14 says that Christians are free from all former restrictions regarding the meats they may eat.
Romans, book of
  1. The Justice and Judgment of God (l) - In the final judgment, every person's eternal destiny hinges on whether his disobedience to God's law is forgiven because of his personal repentance and his genuine faith in Jesus Christ.
Romantic love
  1. What Is True Love? (7/2002) (l) - Love is the most popular theme of songwriters and poets, yet many do not know what love really is.
Rome
  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. 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.
  4. (l) - An overview of conditions around the world.
  5. A Modern Tale of Two Cities (l) - The spotlight is currently on two world capitals. While both play key roles within today's political and religious mix, it is their future role that readers should carefully watch and understand.
Rome's example
  1. When Nations Fall (l) - The fall of nations and empires often takes place over several generations. Sometimes, however, it's sudden and takes place virtually overnight, stunning the world. Are we on the verge of witnessing another collapse? Are we paying attention to growing warning signs?
Roosevelt, development of Theodore
  1. How Events Molded the Character of One Future President (l) - Theodore Roosevelt, as have many others, responded to trials and suffering by accomplishing more than he would have achieved had those tests never happened.
Roosevelt, Franklin
  1. "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.
  2. Book Review: The Great Republic: A History of America (l) - Few really grasp the importance of Winston Churchill's incredible relationship with the United States. A recent compilation of his most essential writings about America fills this void.
Roosevelt, molding of Theodore
  1. How Events Molded the Character of One Future President (l) - Theodore Roosevelt, as have many others, responded to trials and suffering by accomplishing more than he would have achieved had those tests never happened.
Roosevelt, Theodore
  1. What Made Them Great? (l) - One of America's most famous landmarks is Mount Rushmore, a testament to four of the nation's most renowned presidents. What made them great leaders? We live in a world suffering greatly from a crisis in leadership, so in this issue we examine what makes a true leader.
  2. How Events Molded the Character of One Future President (l) - Theodore Roosevelt, as have many others, responded to trials and suffering by accomplishing more than he would have achieved had those tests never happened.
  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?
Rooster
  1. What Can We Learn From a Rooster? (l) - Godly attributes are taught in nature, the example of the rooster being only one of many.
Root of evil
  1. 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.
Rooting out sin
  1. A Crucial Factor in Producing Fruit: Eradicate the Weeds of Sin (l) - Victory requires understanding the enemy. In our spiritual warfare, the enemy is us! Raw human nature is like a field taken over by noxious weeds. We must eradicate the weeds and replace them with God's Spirit so we can produce much good fruit!
Roots of addiction
  1. An Addict's Story: What's at the Root of Addictions? (l) - What are the factors that can lead a person into addiction? Understanding those factors and how they reinforce each other is a first step to breaking free of many addictions.
Rosetta stone
  1. Deciphering the Rosetta Stone (l) - For hundreds of years, Egyptian hieroglyphics were a mystery, even to language experts. Finally someone discovered the key to decoding them -- on the Rosetta stone. Is there a "Rosetta stone" for understanding another mystery -- the Bible?
Rosh Hashanah
  1. The Biblical Feast of Trumpets: Foretelling 'the Day of the Lord' (l) - Does the ancient biblical feast, the Feast of Trumpets, hold great meaning for Christians today?
Ross, Edmund G.
  1. For Such a Time As Now (l) - What is the difference between the holy and the profane? In one sense the things that are holy are those matters which stand the test of time, because they are godly in nature.
Rouhani, Hassan
  1. Revisiting the Iranian Nuclear Threat (l) - Will a surprising turn in Tehran, bringing an ostensibly more moderate president to the fore, slow down Iran's march to possess a nuclear bomb?
Route 666
  1. In the News Oct/Dec 2003 (l) - "Devil's Highway" at a Dead End. Study Finds Sexually Active Teens More Likely to Suffer Depression.
Royal family
  1. The Queen's Diamond Jubilee - A Look Back at 60 Years (l) - As Britain and the Commonwealth celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, the festivities overshadow the dramatic changes that have taken place during the last 60 years.
  2. 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.
  3. A Century of Service From the Last Empress (l) - We can learn a lesson in leadership from a beloved lady -- Britain's queen mother.
Royal law
  1. A Royal Law of Love (l) - God's law of love must inspire us to appreciate His wisdom and look to His commandments for our standard of behavior.
Royal priesthood
  1. 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).
Royal splendor
  1. Biblical Reflections on the Royal Wedding (l) - On April 29, 2 billion people around the globe watched the wedding of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton. Why are so many people fascinated with the British royal family, and what is the biblical significance of this historic event?
Royal wedding
  1. Fairy-Tale Weddings: What's for Real? (l) - Getting married is not all glitz and glamor. But there's a great deal to look forward to -- and reason to focus on preparing.
Rsvp
  1. The Lost Art of R.S.V.P. (l) - As a way to help make your friendships last, put into practice this important aspect of etiquette.
Rudeness
  1. Provoking Peace (l) - In today's world of instant communication so many seem bent on provoking others with emotionally charged language, but the Bible shows a better way.
Rugby
  1. Not by Might or by Power (l) - The ideal of a "peaceable kingdom" has held men's imaginations for centuries. Many efforts have been made to create this perfect utopia. How will it come - by human effort or by the power of God?
Rule of Christ
  1. Coming Soon: The Magnificent Millennium (l) - The fact that a large portion of Bible prophecy describes the Millennium proves it is extremely important to God. And the more you understand it, the more important it will be to you!
Rule of law
  1. A History of the English-Speaking Peoples Since 1900 (l) - Andrew Roberts' history continues where Winston Churchill's ended, showing the blessings enjoyed by the United States and the countries that made up the British Empire.
  2. Is Liberty a God-Given Right? (l) - Is every individual born with great personal freedom as a gift from our Creator God? It's a topic that most people have not tried to analyze, and it is a little confusing. (This is the first article in a series on the God-given rights of "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.")
  3. Liberty Through God's Law (l) - Biblical freedom is both defined and guaranteed by law. Without law, there can be no effective or lasting liberty
  4. What's So Bad About Sin? (l) - Crime and "murder mysteries" may seem harmless on TV or in movies or books that are easily forgotten. It's different when it happens in real life - illustrating how painful and horrible sin really is. What's at the heart of the problem?
Rulers
  1. Being a King (l) - Being a leader means more than just ruling.
Rulership
  1. Why The Church? (l) - God has a bigger purpose in mind for His called-out people than to be a social club or a place to be seen as an upstanding member of the community.
  2. What Is Godly Rulership? (l) - What's wrong with human rulership? How can we follow Christ's example?
Rules
  1. How to Be a Part of God's Team (l) - Hockey depends on teamwork. So does God's way of life. While God values us as individuals, He also requires a surrender of self that we might accomplish His purpose.
Rullership
  1. God's Plan to End Evil and Suffering (l) - Is God blind to evil and human suffering? Why doesn't He intervene to put a stop to it? Or could it be that it's we who are blind to what God is doing and that humankind must learn some major lessons before He puts an end to evil?
Rumors
  1. "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.
Rumors of war
  1. Moscow Eyes Moldova Next? (l) - Russia's bullying posture toward Ukraine has been the big news out of Europe so far in 2014.
Rumors of wars
  1. Jesus Christ's Olivet Prophecy: Where Are We Now? (l) - Jesus Christ, in the Olivet Prophecy, predicted several major trends that would increase and intensify before His return.
Rush, Benjamin
  1. Red, Blue and God (l) - "What colors my heart?" When it's all said and done, you and I must be judged on our own merits. I hope and pray that what colors my heart is what emerges from the words of Jesus Christ.
Rushmore
  1. Transform Your Life in 2002 (l) - Conversion is God's metamorphosis of our minds, emotions, motivations, desires and actions from the way of the natural person.
Russia
  1. World News Review March 2005 (l) - Survey of world events; Mar/Apr 2005.
  2. World News and Trends - Nov/Dec 2005 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Nov/Dec 2005.
  3. 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.
  4. Five Significant Trends of 2006 (l) - What are some of last year's really important benchmark events and trends? How does the Bible pass judgment on these happenings today?
  5. North Korean Nukes: What's Next? (l) - Longtime Stalinist Kim Jong Il has officially brought North Korea into the nuclear club. Now that North Korea has nuclear devices, what can the rest of the world expect?
  6. International Power Shifts Threaten the Western World (l) - Western global supremacy is definitely on the wane as key Asian nations make significant economic progress while Middle Eastern conflicts trouble the West politically and militarily. We are in desperate need of a biblical compass so we can grasp the tragic implications of how these potentially massive political power shifts will impact the West's way of life.
  7. What's Ahead for America? (l) - Sensing a weakness of will, hostile nations appear to be ganging up on America. Some consider the United States a second-rate power. What are some of the specific problems, internationally and domestically, and how will they affect America's future?
  8. 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?
  9. Georgia on Moscow's Mind (l) - The August miniwar between Russia and Georgia was not simply a local conflict about ethnic groups. It has huge implications for the NATO alliance and Europe's future energy security.
  10. 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?
  11. World News and Trends - September/October 2008 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Sept/Oct 2008
  12. World News & Trends Jan 2009 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Jan. 2009
  13. Out of Hibernation: The Russian Bear (l) - What role will the resurgent Russia play in end-time events?
  14. Is World War III Becoming More Plausible? (l) - Could the unspeakable horror of two world wars that afflicted the first half of the 20th century actually happen again? Will many of the nations that fought in those colossal struggles enter yet another global war? Will war spread around the world or alternatively occur only in key geostrategic locations?
  15. Russia Flexes its Muscles (l) - A feature article in the Financial Times quoted Georgian diplomat and foreign policy analyst Alexander Rondeli as joking "that while Russians may not be good at 'soft power' -- the art of attraction -- 'they know how to do soft blackmail'" (Neil Buckley and Roman Olearchyk, "Eastern Europe: Which Way to Turn?" Nov. 11, 2013).
  16. 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.
  17. 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
  18. As America Retreats, a Dangerous World Emerges (l) - What happens when the world's policeman hangs up his badge and gun and retires into the sunset? We're beginning to get a sobering firsthand look.
  19. America Losing Credibility as the World's Superpower (l) - Inaction is a sign of weakness on the world scene as in the schoolyard.
  20. Moscow Eyes Moldova Next? (l) - Russia's bullying posture toward Ukraine has been the big news out of Europe so far in 2014.
  21. Russia cozying up to Iran and China (l) - Aggression against Ukraine's sovereignty has diminished Russia's status in the eyes of its nominal Western allies.
  22. The Global Economy and Russian Sanctions (l) - Since the Russian takeover of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula, economic sanctions have been imposed on Russia as a punitive reprimand by the Western powers of the world. Immediately, in a seemingly juvenile reaction, Russia responded with counter-sanctions.
  23. An Age of Growing Chaos (l) - Bruised by two long wars, America began a retreat. Not surprisingly, others rushed into the vacuum.
  24. Are We in a Dangerous Age of Appeasement? (l) - Two significant powers, Russia and Iran, are throwing their weight around and taking over nearby territory. But rather than stand up to them, Western powers -- especially the United States -- meekly acquiesce. The parallels with the pre"World War II appeasement of Adolf Hitler are striking.
  25. Russia's Geographic Outlook (l) - Russia often doesn't make sense to the West.
  26. 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?
  27. Ukraine: A Personal Look at a Country in Crisis (l) - We should give attention to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine -- what's behind it, where it may lead and the terrible human toll being paid. Here is some needed perspective from one with personal ties to the region.
  28. Where Does Russia Fit in End-Time Bible Prophecy? (l) - More than two decades after the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia is very much back in the news -- and not in a good way. Recent aggressive moves are raising fears of a renewed Russian expansionism. How might this play out in Bible prophecy?
  29. 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.
  30. Russia-Turkey Conflict Escalates in Syria (l) - Syria's civil war is a quagmire not only for supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Syrian revolutionary fighters, but also for other nations that have become embroiled in the conflict.
  31. Who's Who in the Syrian Conflict (l) - The bloody Syrian civil war has left an estimated half a million Syrians dead, wounded or missing and forced half the nation's population from their homes.
  32. ISIS calls for violence against Russia (l) - The self-proclaimed Islamic State (or ISIS) continues to terrorize the Middle East while encouraging and supporting terrorist attacks abroad, especially in Europe, and influencing jihadist activity in the United States.
  33. 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.
  34. Putin and Russia's Push for Power (l) - What's going on in Russia under the leadership of President Vladimir Putin?
  35. America: Attacked Abroad, Divided Within (l) - The United States is bitterly divided both politically and socially. At the same time its role in the world is being undermined in strategic geographic regions. Are we entering a time of escalating danger and trouble like that spoken of in the Bible?
  36. 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.
  37. 100 Years of Communism (l) - A century has passed since the 1917 October Revolution that led to the birth of the Soviet Union and a worldwide communist movement. How did that revolution come about, and what were its fruits? What lessons should mankind learn from this failed attempt to create a utopia?
  38. Current Events and Trends - November/December 2017 (l) - An overview of events and conditions around the world featured in the November/December 2017 issue of Beyond Today.
  39. Russia's Influence on America and the World (l) - The communist revolution that began in Russia 100 years ago ultimately swept up many nations in its grip. And although the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, Russia's influence on America and the rest of the world continues in ways few people realize or admit.
  40. The Soviet Union - The Dream and the Reality (l) - I grew up in the Soviet Union and experienced it firsthand. The system was founded on the dream of a worker's paradise where all would share and every need would be met. So why did it fail?
  41. Empires on the Rise (l) - Will China overtake America and become a world empire? Will Russia restore the former might of the Soviet Union? Will Iran's efforts to dominate the Middle East reclaim the ancient glory of the Persian Empire? And what about Europe/will it too see the return of an ancient power?
  42. 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.
  43. Current Events & Trends- July/August 2018 (l) - An overview of events and conditions around the world featured in the July/August 2018 issue of Beyond Today.
  44. Today's Arms Race: How Will It End? (l) - America, Russia and China are locked in a new arms race involving unprecedented weapons technology. Will this growing arms race end the human race?
  45. (l) - World news - Jan 2000
  46. Are We on the Threshold of a New Age? (l) - As we enter the year 2000, what can we expect? Will we see a man-made utopia, or a time of great crisis? Or will we see something entirely different and unexpected on the world scene-the dawn of a new age? Only the Bible can give us the right answer.
  47. World News Review March 1999 (l) - World news - March 1999
  48. Fascism Returns to Europe (l) - Today, no extremist party calls itself fascist, but whatever the name, fascism is still the game.
  49. World News Review September/October 1998 (l) - World news - Sept/Oct 1998
  50. May They Rest in Peace (l) - Romanov burial exposes rift in Russia. An attempt to bring closure on one of the most sordid affairs of the 20th century.
  51. World News Review September/October 1999 (l) - World news - Sep/Oct 1999
  52. An Overview of Conditions Around the World Nov/Dec 1999 (l) - A brief synopsis of world events. November/December 1999.
  53. World News Review Dec 2003 (l) - World news review. December 2003.
  54. (l) - In some ways, we are closer to nuclear war than we were in the 1950s and '60s. Then, at least, the nuclear forces were well controlled and well paid.
  55. Russia's Time of Trouble (l) - Russia's troubles underscore long standing weaknesses on how it has governed itself. Will Russians demand stronger leadership?
  56. World News and Trends - Nov/Dec 1998 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. November/December 1998.
  57. What Lies Ahead for U.S. Leasership? (l) - End-time events can take place without warning. We are told to watch and to love the truth. If we do, we'll have the context to understand events of the coming years.
  58. World News and Trends - Jan/Fen 2000 (l) - A brief synopsis of world events. January/February 2000
  59. Will Russia Win in Chechnya? (l) - Last time they failed to crush the Chechens. Will Russia succeed this time?
  60. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - Jan/Feb 1999 (l) - A brief synopsis of world events. January/February 1999
  61. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - May/Jun 1997 (l) - A brief synopsis of world events. May/June 1997
  62. What to Watch to Discern the Times (l) - A look at three key trends: globalization, religious ecumenism and global power shifts.
  63. World News Review February 1999 (l) - World news - Feb 1999
  64. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - Jul/Aug 2002 (l) - An analysis of world news, trends, and conditions around the world. July/August 2002
  65. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - Jan/Feb 2001 (l) - A brief synopsis of world events. January/February 2001.
  66. 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?
  67. World News Review July 1999 (l) - World news - July 1999
  68. Germany and Russia-Shifting Balance of Power (l) - More than a century after his death, Otto von Bismark's, dream for Germany seems closer to being realized.
  69. 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.
  70. World News Review Jan. 1999 (l) - World news - Jan. 1999
Russia and China
  1. World News and Trends - September/October 2007 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Sept/Oct 2007
  2. The Enormous Expansion of Chinese Influence: What Does It Portend? (l) - Recent news reports strongly suggest that China's military, economic and political influence continues to expand aggressively both in Asia and the world at large. What are the long-term implications?
  3. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - Sep/Oct 2000 (l) - A brief synopsis of world events. September/October 2000
Russia, terrorism in
  1. What's Behind Today's Worldwide Wave of Terrorism? (l) - Passenger jets blown out of the sky, suicide bombings that deliberately target innocent civilians, men who shoot fleeing children in the back -- what do these horrors have in common, and why?
Russia, Ukraine
  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.
Russia/China alliance
  1. Russia cozying up to Iran and China (l) - Aggression against Ukraine's sovereignty has diminished Russia's status in the eyes of its nominal Western allies.
Russian
  1. Syria, Small but Significant (l) - Why should we be concerned with this small Middle Eastern nation? A prophecy in the small biblical book of Amos answers that question!
  2. America - the Diminishing Empire (l) - For nearly a decade the United States has been withdrawing from world leadership. What's actually happening? And what does the future hold for the country's role in the world?
Russian character
  1. Russian and American Dominance Predicted by Character Assessment (l) - For half a century after World War II the world was divided in two in terms of international power -- split between the American-led free world and the Russian-led Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc.
Russian dictatorship
  1. Russia's Time of Trouble (l) - Russia's troubles underscore long standing weaknesses on how it has governed itself. Will Russians demand stronger leadership?
Russian history
  1. 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?
Russian losses in WWII
  1. Seeing It With Your Own Eyes (l) - God speed the day when He says to all the bones, "Live!"
Russian oil and gas
  1. Europe's Growing Energy Worries (l) - To what extent should the European Union be dependent on foreign sources of energy? That question is a matter of growing concern for EU leaders. Case in point: Natural gas.
Russian power
  1. Out of Hibernation: The Russian Bear (l) - What role will the resurgent Russia play in end-time events?
Russian purpose
  1. Out of Hibernation: The Russian Bear (l) - What role will the resurgent Russia play in end-time events?
Russian troubles
  1. Russia's Time of Trouble (l) - Russia's troubles underscore long standing weaknesses on how it has governed itself. Will Russians demand stronger leadership?
Ruth
  1. Humility of Mind and Action (l) - An important part of the Passover ceremony is the washing of each other's feet. But why would Jesus want us to do it and what does it teach us?
  2. Pentecost and the Book of Ruth (l) - What connections are there between Pentecost and the book of Ruth?
Ruth, book of
  1. The Hesed Factor (l) - How does the Old Testament principle of hesed 'covenant loyalty' apply to Christians today? The love story of Ruth shows the way.
  2. Ruth: an example of faith and devotion (l) - Ruth's loyal devotion can inspire us to remain faithful to God, His truth and His Church.
Ruth, Philip
  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!
Rwanda
  1. Wars: The Chief Man-made Disaster (l) - In the 20th century the conservative estimate is that the two world wars and the ethnic and political purges and other conflicts killed 130 million human beings.
  2. Genocide Survivor: "I Hope We've Learned Our Lesson..." (l) - "One day we were neighbors, and the next day the massacre began." That's how the survivor of a tribal massacre described the shocking turn of events that led to the murder of 18 of her family members. Her tragic story cuts to the heart of humanity's inability to find lasting peace...
  3. Is There "Just Cause" for Nations to Intervene in the Affairs of Other Nations? (l) - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon considers Iran to be as dangerous as Iraq and a "center of world terror." Why should this be so?
  4. 'I Hope We've Learned Our Lesson ...' (l) - "One day we were neighbors, and the next day the massacre began." That's how the survivor of a tribal massacre described the shocking turn of events that led to the murder of 18 of her family members. Her tragic story cuts to the heart of humanity's inability to find lasting peace


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