"S" - Subject Index

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Sabado
  1. Names for Saturday in Many Languages Prove Which Day Is the True Sabbath (l) - Which day of the week is the biblical Sabbath? It is clear from the names for the seventh day of the week, Saturday, in many languages.
Sabbatarians and U.S. history
  1. Governor Samuel Ward and His Confession of Faith (l) - One man's devotion to his country and his faith.
Sabbath
  1. When Do I Get a Break? (l) - Are you working more and relaxing less? Doing more but never getting everything done? Running here and there but only running yourself down? Maybe it's time you took a break!
  2. Why Would the Apostle to the Gentiles Keep the "Jewish" Holy Days? (l) - The apostle Paul is considered by many as the originator of a theology that allegedly freed Christianity from the Sabbath, Holy Days and the law. Is this what the scriptural record indicates?
  3. 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.
  4. Pride of America's Power: Approaching the Breaking Point? (l) - Last month in part one of this series we showed the vast power currently held by the United States. Could we see a time when this power, in all its forms, will be broken, no longer able to influence world events? The answer is found in Bible prophecy.
  5. Cherishing the Sabbath (l) - The Sabbath ... our special time with God.
  6. What Does the Bible Say About... The Sabbath Day? (l) - Those who observe the biblical seventh-day Sabbath demonstrate their love for Jesus by obeying His commandments.
  7. Answers from Genesis - Part 3 (l) - Understanding how God made things in the beginning can help us understand things now.
  8. From Sabbath to Sunday: How and Why the Change? (l) - When did Sunday, the first day of the week, come to be seen as a substitute for the seventh-day Sabbath commanded in Scripture?
  9. God's Appointment With You (l) - Did you know that God set aside a special day so you can have meaningful, lasting contact with Him? Nearly 6,000 years ago our Creator declared the seventh-day Sabbath a day of rest and fellowship with Him.
  10. Shocked by the Bible (l) - A Good News interview with Shocked by the Bible author Joe Kovacs.
  11. Always on Sunday: Europe's Official Day of Rest? (l) - Labor organizations and mainstream churches have united in an effort to promote EU legislation enforcing Sunday as Europe's official day of rest.
  12. The Economic Meltdown's Ugly Fruits--and the Bible's Practical Solutions (l) - A recent murder-suicide within view of my own house inspired reflections on some biblical solutions that could solve many of our national problems.
  13. The Sabbath: A Shadow (l) - Is there more to keeping the Sabbath than meets the eye?
  14. There Remains Therefore a Sabbath Rest for the People of God (l) - The Bible not only speaks of the Sabbath as a memorial, but also as a shadow of the future.
  15. Questions and Answers: The Issue of Keeping the Sabbath Causes Me Great Concern (l) - I know what the Bible says, and I want to follow God's Word, but our church worships on Sunday, as all churches seem to. I am worried about not following God's Word.
  16. Is Your Life in Sync With God? (l) - Is your life so filled with trying to get to the next place, complete the next task, fulfill the next activity that you feel stressed? Does your life feel out of sync? There is a time management program that can help you get control of the stress!
  17. The Sabbath: What It Means to Me (l) - God created the Sabbath to refresh and instruct His people.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. Vantage Point: Passover and the Messiah (l) - The salvation of humankind is shown through God's Holy Days.
  22. Saturday and the Sabbath (l) - What one change can you make to your weekly routine that is guaranteed to reduce stress?
  23. Jesus Christ (l) - As Christians, we know Jesus is our Savior and perfect example. Should we observe the Sabbath day like He did?
  24. The Benefits of the Sabbath (l) - Discover the amazing benefits of observing God's seventh-day Sabbath. You might be surprised at just how much it could change your life for the better!
  25. What Did the Early Church Believe and Practice? (l) - These are some of the major differences between the Christianity of the time of Christ and the apostles and that commonly practiced today. Look into your Bible to see if your beliefs and practices square with what Jesus Christ and the apostles practiced and taught.
  26. Genesis 1 and the Days of Creation (l) - Did you know that no piece of ancient history is more scientifically grounded than the book of Genesis, including its description of the 24-hour days of creation?
  27. The Sabbath Day (l) - A Sabbath rest remains for mankind, as confirmed through the living example of Jesus Christ and His followers.
  28. Colossians 2:16 Shows Gentile Christians Observed the Biblical Holy Days (l) - "Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: which are a shadow of things to come ..." wrote the apostle Paul in Colossians 2:16-17 (KJV). This passage is often misinterpreted. What does it really say?
  29. 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.
  30. God's Days of Worship (l) - Observances that are rooted in paganism break the first two of the Ten Commandments. Is God pleased when people claim to worship Him by adopting celebrations of pagan gods and goddesses in man-made holidays while they ignore His commanded days and ways of worship?
  31. 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.
  32. 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?
  33. What Does 'Shadow of Things to Come' Mean? (l) - Paul explains in Colossians 2:17 that God's weekly Sabbath day and sacred festivals are "a shadow of things to come". Many think he was saying this to show that they are unnecessary for Christians. The reality is just the opposite.
  34. God's Sabbath in Today's World (l) - On the seventh day of each week, we should cease from our own work and allow God to work in us, building and nourishing our relationship with our Creator.
  35. A Test for You? (l) - Will you pass the test? Are you willing to surrender a portion of your time to build the kind of relationship God wants to enjoy with you?
  36. What is True Worship? (l) - Christ reserved the harshest words of warning for those who would profess to worship God (who say, "Lord, Lord," Matthew 7:21), but refuse to do God's will or obey His laws (verses 21-23).
  37. Introduction: Sunset to Sunset, God's Sabbath Rest (l) - Was the Sabbath condemned and changed in the early New Testament Church, or confirmed? Did God sanctify the Sabbath at the time He created Adam and Eve, or did He first set it apart as holy time at the Exodus more than 2,000 years later? Was the Sabbath changed from the seventh day of the week to another day, and, if so, when?
  38. Jesus Christ and the Sabbath (l) - Jesus Christ is our Lord and Master (Philippians 2:9-11). He also proclaimed that He is "Lord of the Sabbath" (Mark 2:28), so we should follow His example in observing the Sabbath -- and all God's commandments -- in the way that He taught and lived.
  39. Jesus Christ and the Sabbath (l) - Jesus Christ is our Lord and Master (Philippians 2:9-11). He also proclaimed that He is "Lord of the Sabbath" (Mark 2:28), so we should follow His example in observing the Sabbath -- and all God's commandments -- in the way that He taught and lived.
  40. The Sabbath: In the Beginning (l) - The Sabbath commandment had an important spiritual purpose. It pointed God's people to God as their Creator. It was a required weekly remembrance that there is a higher power and authority at work in our lives and the lives of all humanity.
  41. Names for Saturday in Many Languages Prove Which Day Is the True Sabbath (l) - Which day of the week is the biblical Sabbath? It is clear from the names for the seventh day of the week, Saturday, in many languages.
  42. 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. "
  43. 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.
  44. Was the Sabbath Changed in the New Testament? (l) - If the Sabbath, or any part of God's law, were abolished or changed in the early New Testament Church, there should be clear evidence of such an alteration in New Testament writings.
  45. A Sign of God's People (l) - Those who keep holy His Sabbath day--the only day of the week God has ever set apart--proclaim, by their actions, their acceptance of Him as the supreme authority over how they should live, think and worship.
  46. Surprising Admissions About the Sabbath and Sunday (l) - Leaders and authorities from many religious denominations candidly acknowledge that Saturday is the biblical Sabbath day and that there is no biblical basis for Sunday observance.
  47. "There Remains a Sabbath-Rest for the People of God" (l) - Our spiritual rest begins now in this life and reaches its consummation in the resurrection to eternal life at the return of Christ (Revelation 20:6). Christ's return also signals the beginning of the millennial rest prophesied in the Old Testament.
  48. Was God's Law Abolished in the New Testament? (l) - "Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. He who says, 'I know Him,' and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him" (1 John 2:3, 4).
  49. Was Sunday the New Testament Day of Worship? (l) - The New Testament was written over a time of more than 60 years after Jesus' death and resurrection, and nowhere does it show the day of rest being moved to Sunday.
  50. Why is the Sabbath Commandment Not Repeated in the New Testament? (l) - Throughout the book of Acts -- written by Luke, a gentile -- the Sabbath and the annual Sabbaths described in Leviticus 23 are mentioned quite routinely. Whether to observe them simply wasn't a question.
  51. What Is 'the Lord's Day'? (l) - Shows us the error of understanding "the Lord's Day" as Sunday, the first day of the week.
  52. Observing God's Sabbath (l) - Our traditions encourage us to take the time to honor those we respect. But how many will take the time to observe the sacred sabbaths and holy convocations specifically designated in the Scriptures for honoring God?
  53. What Did Paul Really Say in Colossians 2:16? (l) - In Colossians 2:16 Paul defends the Christian's right to rejoice and enjoy food and drink on God's holy days.
  54. Ten Biblical Purposes for the Sabbath (l) - Many people view the biblical Sabbath day as an obsolete burden. Some even view it as an absolute curse! But what does the Bible really say? What does it tell us about the purposes of the Sabbath?
  55. Are All Spiritual 'Shadows' Obsolete? (l) - The apostle Paul wrote of the Sabbath and Holy Days as being "a shadow of things to come." Did he mean to tell us that these observances are now obsolete and meaningless?
  56. (l) - Letters from readers of the Good News magazine, Jul/Aug 2002.
  57. 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?
  58. (l) - Letters from Good News readers, Nov/Dec 2002.
  59. The Sabbath in the Scriptures (l) - The Sabbath is mentioned 117 times in the Bible (King James). Christ's custom was to keep the Sabbath, as well as the apostles many years after His death. Not one scripture indicates that the Sabbath has been changed or abolished.
  60. The Sabbath Day in Summary (l) - Summary of the main ideas of the Sabbath
  61. God's Test Commandment (l) - God describes the fourth commandment as a "test" command, "Remember the Sabbath to keep it holy". Yet most of Christianity has turned its back on this command.
  62. The Sabbath in Acts: Luke's Record of Paul's Understanding (l) - Luke had been a companion of Paul. He would have understood the apostle's teachings about the Sabbath. What does his written record show?
  63. From Sabbath to Sunday (l) - How and why was the seventh day Sabbath changed to Sunday observance? Is this practice supported by the Bible itself, or by some other authority?
  64. Did the Apostle Paul Abolish the Sabbath? (l) - Did Paul nullify or change the Sabbath commandment?
  65. Basketball Is Her Second Goal...Her Religion Is Number One (l) - Sports have been a big part of life for Jenny Stewart. So have her religious beliefs.
  66. Are You Missing Out on A Blessing From God? (l) - Time: It's the one thing you can never recover. Is your life hectic and out of control? It's time you realized that you may be missing out on a special gift from God.
  67. Serving From the Bench (l) - When Anne's love of sports and love of God conflicted, she spent more time on the bench. Even there she inspired her team.
Sabbath and college
  1. Staying Christian on a College Campus (l) - Are you having a hard time keeping the Sabbath while away at college? Read this firsthand account by someone who successfully faced the challenge.
Sabbath and millennium
  1. A Millennial Sabbath and a Sabbatical Millennium (l) - Several scriptures indicate that we should expect a millennial "Sabbath" after six 1,000-year millennial "days" have expired.
Sabbath appointment
  1. Our Appointment With God (l) - God says His Sabbath is a divine appointment that He commands His people to keep through their gathering before Him with other believers.
Sabbath as prophecy
  1. There Remains Therefore a Sabbath Rest for the People of God (l) - The Bible not only speaks of the Sabbath as a memorial, but also as a shadow of the future.
Sabbath before Moses
  1. Did the Ten Commandments Exist Before Moses? (l) - A close look at the Scriptures reveals that breaking the Ten Commandments was a sin before the covenant at Mt. Sinai.
Sabbath in the future
  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. The Sabbath in the Age to Come (l) - God created the Sabbath for mankind (Mark 2:27), and there will yet come a time when all mankind will keep God's Sabbath.
Sabbath in the New Testament
  1. What Did the Early Church Believe and Practice? (l) - These are some of the major differences between the Christianity of the time of Christ and the apostles and that commonly practiced today. Look into your Bible to see if your beliefs and practices square with what Jesus Christ and the apostles practiced and taught.
  2. "There Remains a Sabbath-Rest for the People of God" (l) - Our spiritual rest begins now in this life and reaches its consummation in the resurrection to eternal life at the return of Christ (Revelation 20:6). Christ's return also signals the beginning of the millennial rest prophesied in the Old Testament.
  3. Was God's Law Abolished in the New Testament? (l) - "Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. He who says, 'I know Him,' and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him" (1 John 2:3, 4).
  4. Was Sunday the New Testament Day of Worship? (l) - The New Testament was written over a time of more than 60 years after Jesus' death and resurrection, and nowhere does it show the day of rest being moved to Sunday.
  5. Why is the Sabbath Commandment Not Repeated in the New Testament? (l) - Throughout the book of Acts -- written by Luke, a gentile -- the Sabbath and the annual Sabbaths described in Leviticus 23 are mentioned quite routinely. Whether to observe them simply wasn't a question.
  6. What Did Paul Really Say in Colossians 2:16? (l) - In Colossians 2:16 Paul defends the Christian's right to rejoice and enjoy food and drink on God's holy days.
  7. (l) - Teaching and practices of the early church.
  8. 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?
  9. The Sabbath in Acts: Luke's Record of Paul's Understanding (l) - Luke had been a companion of Paul. He would have understood the apostle's teachings about the Sabbath. What does his written record show?
  10. (l) - Letters from the readers of the Good News magazine, May/June 2004
  11. Are All Spiritual 'Shadows' Obsolete? (l) - The apostle Paul wrote of the Sabbath and Holy Days as being "a shadow of things to come." Did he mean to tell us that these observances are now obsolete and meaningless?
  12. Did the Apostle Paul Abolish the Sabbath? (l) - Did Paul nullify or change the Sabbath commandment?
Sabbath observance
  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.
  2. 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.
  3. Did Paul Teach That All Days of Worship Are Alike? (l) - Many people assume from Paul says in Romans that whatever day one chooses to rest and worship is irrelevant so long as one is "fully convinced in his own mind" and "observes it to the Lord."
  4. The Fourth Commandment: Key to a Relationship With Our Creator (l) - The Fourth Commandment, to remember the Sabbath, concludes the section of the Ten Commandments that specifically helps define a proper relationship with God - how we are to love, worship and relate to Him.
  5. Preparing a People (l) - The Church Jesus built is commissioned not only to feed His sheep, as He commanded, but to prepare these followers for greater works of service to God, their families, their communities and their fellow man. Jesus placed great emphasis on serving others (Matthew 20:26-28).
  6. Observing God's Sabbath (l) - Our traditions encourage us to take the time to honor those we respect. But how many will take the time to observe the sacred sabbaths and holy convocations specifically designated in the Scriptures for honoring God?
  7. Obedient Followers of God (l) - The Church of God is committed to living by every word of God, including His instructions to assemble on His annual festivals.
  8. (l) - Questions and answers represent issues of interest to young people who want sound biblical advice.
  9. (l) - Questions and answers on issues of interest to young people who want sound biblical advice
  10. 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?
Sabbath observer
  1. A Different Breed of Warrior (l) - One man earned six medals for heroism in World War Two. This hero without a gun waged a different kind of fight. Meet Desmond Doss.
Sabbath rest
  1. Why Should I? (l) - Why should I follow God's laws? Why should I go against the herd? Why should I stand up for what I believe in a world where I am questioned?
  2. 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.
Sabbath to Sunday
  1. Do All Churches Get Their Teaching From the Bible? (l) - The global influence of the Roman Catholic Church, more than a billion strong, presents a number of challenges to students of the Bible.
  2. Always on Sunday: Europe's Official Day of Rest? (l) - Labor organizations and mainstream churches have united in an effort to promote EU legislation enforcing Sunday as Europe's official day of rest.
Sabbath, blessing of the
  1. When Do I Get a Break? (l) - Are you working more and relaxing less? Doing more but never getting everything done? Running here and there but only running yourself down? Maybe it's time you took a break!
  2. Are You Missing Out on A Blessing From God? (l) - Time: It's the one thing you can never recover. Is your life hectic and out of control? It's time you realized that you may be missing out on a special gift from God.
Sabbath, Jesus' resurrection
  1. The Chronology of Christ's Crucifixion and Resurrection (l) - Here is a description of the sequence of events during the crucifixion week, according to history and the Bible.
  2. The Good Friday-Easter Sunday Question (l) - How do three days and three nights fit between Good Friday and Easter Sunday? Or do they?
Sabbath, seventh-day
  1. 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.
Sabbath-keeping
  1. Did Paul's Words to the Galatians Contradict His Actions? (l) - If in Galatians 4:9-10 Paul was attempting to condemn Sabbath-keeping as bondage, his actions as recorded in the book of Acts show that he was either very confused or very hypocritical.
Sacrifice
  1. The Coming New Religion (l) - It will take a new religion to learn the way to peace rather than war.
  2. B.U.S.Y (l) - "Oh sorry, I meant to get ahold of you, but I've been really busy!" "Hey, I wanted to do that, but I've just been so busy." Have you ever used this excuse? Why are we always so busy?
  3. Two Questions for a Disciple (l) - Jesus of Nazareth asked two key questions of His disciple Peter -- questions that each of us also must ultimately answer.
  4. Acceptable Offering (l) - So often we feel we fail to measure up to God's standards, but He is ultimately looking at what is happening inside of us.
  5. Proverbs: Who Pursues Righteousness (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  6. "Christ Our Passover Was Sacrificed for Us" (l) - In 1 Corinthians 5:7, Paul wrote that "Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us." Do you understand the profound meaning this statement holds for Christians?
  7. Christ the True Passover Lamb (l) - The Bible often refers to Jesus Christ as "the Lamb of God" and "our Passover." What does this mean? What are we to learn from it, and how should it affect our lives?
  8. The Greatest Sacrifice (l) - Every year at this time, the biblical Passover commemoration reminds us of what Jesus Christ gave up for us.
  9. 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.
  10. The High Priest Essential to Salvation (l) - Hebrews covers the distinctions between the Sinai Covenant and the New Covenant--and the role of God's law in each.
  11. 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.
  12. A High Priest Eager to Help Us (l) - Jesus was born not only to make possible forgiveness of the past, but to help us conquer the strongholds of sin, the entrenched habits that are so difficult to dislodge from our lives. He is our merciful High Priest in heaven.
  13. How Sacrifices and Festivals Are Related (l) - What is the connection between sacrifices and God's festivals?
  14. Should You Keep the Festivals Jesus Observed? (l) - Jesus obsevered the Passover, the Feast of Tabernacles,and other festivals that God gave to Israel. Should you follow his example? Are those sacred festivals still applicable to Christians?
  15. Do You Know Why Christ Died? (l) - Christians generally agree that Jesus Christ died for their sins. But how many really understand the significance of that sacrifice?
  16. Memorial Day to Remember (l) - Is the act of dying for one's country the greatest sacrifice a human can make?
  17. 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.
  18. Why Should Christians Keep the Passover? (l) - Do you really know why Jesus had to suffer and die? What should the Passover means for Christians today?
  19. A Right Example Heard Around the World (l) - Jesus Christ surprised His disciples -- and possibly many of us as well -- by praising a seemingly wasteful act. Why did He put such emphasis on it?
  20. America's Good Samaritans: Selfless Sacrifice and Heroism (l) - Not since Pearl Harbor has the United States experienced such a shock of national proportions as it received on Sept 11. Yet out of the rubble and carnage rose a multitude of Good Samaritans. Some sacrificed their lives. Others gave unmeasured comfort to the wounded and brokenhearted. All left us unforgettable examples.
  21. Why Did He Have to Die? (l) - Why did Christ have to die?
Sacrifice for sin
  1. Why Did The Messiah Have to Die? (l) - Jesus Christ gave His life for the sins of all humanity. But why did He have to die so that we could live? Wasn't there some other way?
Sacrifice of Christ
  1. Why Was Jesus Christ Crucified? (l) - When even some religious magazines ask people to reassess the most basic of Christian doctrines through an evolutionary lens, society is clearly drifting farther and farther from biblical truth. Can we - will we - continue to rely on sound Bible doctrine?
Sacrifice of Isaac
  1. The Blessings of Abraham (Part 3 of 4) - Abraham's conflict between Isaac and Ishmael (l) - Abraham had many choices to make in his life; he also faced challenges that you and I would never want to face.
Sacrifices
  1. Signs of the End Times (l) - Every generation has its prophets of doom who claim that the end of the world is right around the corner. Christians, who read the Old Testament prophets and the book of Revelation in the New Testament, often lead the charge. Could Jesus come back at any time, or are there events that must happen before He returns?
  2. Signs of the End Times -- Only Possible in Our Day (l) - Every generation has its prophets of doom who claim that the end of the world is right around the corner. Could Jesus return at any time, or must certain events take place prior to His return?
Sacrificial death
  1. 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).
Sacrificial lamb
  1. The Lamb Foreordained Before the Foundation of the World (l) - Holiday traditions are popular and attractive, but they fail to deliver on the essential desires of the heart. How can these be found? Only in truth, through the Lamb who was slain, Jesus Christ.
Sadat, Anwar
  1. A Different Kind of King of the South (l) - There is a "different kind of King of the South" who has not encroached on "the glorious Kingdom," but who is taking his backwater "Hermit Kingdom" and is turning it around with a vision of service and inclusion.
  2. "Ready, Aim - Peace! (l) - Learn how to administer justice and long-term peace in a new realm. We present a scenario from today's news and ask you, "What would you do?"
Saddam Hussein
  1. Behind the Headlines ... America vs. Iraq or America vs. the World? (l) - One year after Sept. 11, in the debate on terrorism, America is often seen as the villain, no longer as the victim. Why do so many people around the world hate America?
  2. Will One Good Man Stand Up? (l) - Regardless of whether an Iraqi war occurs, lasting peace will not exist until Christ intervenes to restore universal justice among the nations.
  3. Toppling the Image of Evil (l) - The statue of a Saddam Hussein, the evil pathological dictator has been toppled. Let it be a symbol of the time in the future when another statue, a representation of humanity's defiance against God, will be destroyed and replaced by the coming of the Kingdom of God to the earth.
  4. Iraq and the Middle East: A Century of Turmoil Continues (l) - God has had a standard of righteous conduct that began at the time of the creation of Adam and has not changed since
  5. World News Review September/October 1999 (l) - World news - Sep/Oct 1999
Safe
  1. Judgement Free (l) - Do you sweat the difficult situations in life or do you promote an atmosphere of proper enablement towards self and others?
Safe sex
  1. In the News Jul/Sep 2004 (l) - In the news... July/September 2004
Safety
  1. Waiting to Be Picked (l) - The clear intent of God's kingdom is that of peace and safety. Yes, of being able to sit in your garden or orchard in peace without missiles or mortars screaming overhead.
Sagan
  1. Asking the Crucial Questions (l) - Evidence of God's existence is available. Let's look at some of the evidence, asking and answering questions so basic to our search for meaning and purpose.
Sagan, Carl
  1. Where Do We Go From Here? (l) - Editorial: Life after death?
Saint Nicholas
  1. How Did Santa Claus Enter the Picture? (l) - How did Santa Claus enter the picture? Why is this mythical figure so closely aligned with the Christmas holiday? Here, too, many books are available to shed light on the origins of this popular character.
Saints, meaning of the word
  1. How the Word Church is Used in Scripture and Common Speech (l) - In contemporary English usage, 'church' as a word dominates the ecclesiological vocabulary. It comes through German and Latin from the Greek kyriakon, which means 'that which belongs to the Lord.' In NT Greek, ekklesia (almost always translated in English by 'church') is by no means so dominating or central a term.
Saints, reward of the
  1. How You Can Enter the Kingdom (l) - We can turn to God for forgiveness and reconciliation through Jesus Christ and begin to live by the laws of the Kingdom of God as taught by Jesus Christ.
Salamis
  1. When History and Prophecy Converge (l) - What happens when key events of history have a connection to Bible prophecy? The result is a better appreciation for God's guiding hand in all of history.
  2. Key Events in History: Were They Linked to Bible Prophecy? (l) - Have key events of history had a connection to Bible prophecy? A brief look at three transforming events reveals God's guiding hand at work to bring to pass what He had foretold.
Salem
  1. A Mystery Solved: The Identity of Melchizedek (l) - Melchizedek is discribed as being "without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but made like the Son of God, [and one who] remains a priest continually."
Salesmanship
  1. First Impressions: They Count (l) - You never get a second chance to make a first impression. So consider now how to make your first meeting a good one.
Salmon
  1. Oddities in Nature That Defy Evolution (l) - Over one hundred years of research has provided numerous examples in nature in which complex organs in animals could not have developed by small, successive steps.
Salt
  1. The Covenant of Salt (l) - Salt is and has been an important part of people's life. It was even used at one time as currency. But does its value go deeper?
Salvation
  1. The Spread of Freedom: Foretaste for the Entire World? (l) - In recent months we've witnessed a trend away from oppression and toward freedom in some countries. Encouraging though this is, it doesn't compare with what God has in store for the entire world!
  2. Questions and Answers - May/Jun 2005 (l) - Answers to readers' questions. May/June 2005.
  3. Has Christ Failed? (l) - The Bible tells us God wants all people to be saved. So what are we to make of the fact that only a third of the world is even nominally Christian?
  4. Is God's Grace an Unconditional Guarantee of Salvation? (l) - How can God love us unconditionally and then require conditions we must meet to have a relationship with Him?
  5. 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?
  6. God's Investment (l) - Can we earn our salvation?
  7. What Did God Plan "Before Time Began"? (l) - It's difficult for us to comprehend the concept of "before time began," much less what took place then. But Scripture reveals that God laid out His amazing purpose and plan for mankind before time began!
  8. Faith: Is It All God Requires for Salvation? (l) - Martin Luther was correct in rejecting Catholic teaching and practice that one could essentially "buy" salvation through donations to the church or physical acts. But his belief in "faith alone" is a serious theological error with lasting impact to this day.
  9. The Church of God Today (l) - The church of God today keeps God's commandments and holds fast to all that Jesus taught.
  10. 'Church' and 'Congregation' in the Scriptures (l) - The Church of God, the term most generally applied to God's people in English translations of the New Testament, is the body of people who are special to God because they obey His Word and accept His Son, Jesus Christ, as the Messiah.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Atonement: Removal of Sin's Cause and Reconciliation to God (l) - The Day of Atonement symbolizes the reconciliation of God and all humanity.
  14. The Feast of Pentecost: The Firstfruits of God's Harvest (l) - Pentecost serves as an annual reminder that our Creator still works miracles, granting His Spirit to the firstfruits of His spiritual harvest, empowering them to carry out His work in this world.
  15. The Feast of Tabernacles: Jesus Christ Reigns Over All the Earth (l) - God's plan for mankind involves restoration. The Feast of Tabernacles symbolizes the restoration process, which will start with the return of Jesus Christ, pictured by the Feast of Trumpets, and the banishment of Satan, depicted by the Day of Atonement.
  16. God's Festivals in the New Testament (l) - God's festivals, which began in the Old Testament, are also observed by New Testament Christians. Here are a number of New Testament scriptural references to this fact.
  17. 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).
  18. Are There Different Gospels? (l) - Different terms describe the same gospel. They simply emphasize different aspects of the same wonderful message.
  19. 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.
  20. How You Can Enter the Kingdom (l) - We can turn to God for forgiveness and reconciliation through Jesus Christ and begin to live by the laws of the Kingdom of God as taught by Jesus Christ.
  21. 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!
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. God's Days of Worship (l) - Observances that are rooted in paganism break the first two of the Ten Commandments. Is God pleased when people claim to worship Him by adopting celebrations of pagan gods and goddesses in man-made holidays while they ignore His commanded days and ways of worship?
  25. Salvation Is Entrance Into the Kingdom of God (l) - Typically, Jesus' mission to earth is characterized something like, "Jesus came to die for us so we can have salvation." But to leave the purpose of Christ at this is incomplete.
  26. How Does Justification Relate to Salvation? (l) - Understanding the relationship between justification and salvation.
  27. Jesus Christ and the Sabbath (l) - Jesus Christ is our Lord and Master (Philippians 2:9-11). He also proclaimed that He is "Lord of the Sabbath" (Mark 2:28), so we should follow His example in observing the Sabbath -- and all God's commandments -- in the way that He taught and lived.
  28. "There Remains a Sabbath-Rest for the People of God" (l) - Our spiritual rest begins now in this life and reaches its consummation in the resurrection to eternal life at the return of Christ (Revelation 20:6). Christ's return also signals the beginning of the millennial rest prophesied in the Old Testament.
  29. How to Stir Up God's Spirit (l) - The apostle Paul admonished members in one of the churches he started, "Do not quench the Spirit" (1 Thessalonians 5:19). He also urged the young evangelist Timothy: "Stir up [rekindle into flame] the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind" (2 Timothy 1:6-7).
  30. 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.
  31. Partaking of the Divine Nature (l) - Everlasting, abundant life in the Kingdom as part of the God family is our ultimate destiny. That is what Christ makes possible (John 10:10). That is why God created us in His image.
  32. Jesus Christ, Our Merciful High Priest (l) - Both the Father and Son are actively involved in fulfilling Their purpose of bringing others into the divine family. It's your destiny. Will you repent and accept this marvelous calling?
  33. Understanding God Through Christ (l) - The image of God is what makes man unique among all His physical creation. This is what renders men, women and children truly human.
  34. Jesus Was a Jew (l) - The Bible's final book refers to Jesus as "the Lion of the tribe of Judah" (Revelation 5:5). On Jesus' human side, David is called His father, meaning ancestor, in Luke 1:32. Thus He was certainly a Jew.
  35. Jesus Was Sent by the Father (l) - The preexistent Word, who later became Jesus Christ, was sent to earth by the Father in heaven. The Gospel of John bears record to this truth many times.
  36. How Good Can Come From Suffering (l) - As Christ explained, His followers can expect to suffer. But God sometimes allows us to suffer because pain teaches us to refrain from sin even under the most difficult circumstances.
  37. The Book of James: An 'Epistle of Straw'? (l) - Paul wrote, "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith," and we are "created in Christ Jesus to do good works" (Ephesians 2:8, New International Version). James summarized this concept simply and concisely, telling us that "faith without works is dead" (James 2:20).
  38. Growing in Faith (l) - We must have faith to receive God's gift of salvation. In our faithless age (Luke 18:8), how can we develop living, active faith?
  39. The Essence of the 'Everlasting Gospel' (l) - A remarkable relationship exists between Jesus Christ and those who will share responsibilities with Him in the Kingdom of God.
  40. Grace: How God Interacts With Us (l) - God's attitude and approach of loving care and concern-even correction for us is summed up in the term grace.
  41. God Wants a Relationship With Us (l) - God expresses his desire that we acknowledge and accept him as the Supreme Being. Then He expresses his desire to associate with -- to have a relationship with -- those who accept Him as their God.
  42. No Man Left Behind (l) - Billons of men, women and children have lived and died without ever knowing the true God or His way of life. What happens to them? Are they condemned to an eternity of suffering in hellfire? Or does God have a plan in which no one is left behind?
  43. The Feast of Peace (l) - What is the meaning of the Feast of Peace? What is God's plan for mankind?
  44. The End of the World: What Does the Bible Say? (l) - Our main focus should be to seek God to be spiritually prepared for the times that are coming. "But keep on the alert at all times," said Jesus, "praying in order that you may have strength to escape all these things that are about to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man" (Luke 21:36)
  45. 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?
  46. 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?
  47. 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.
  48. God's Global Village: A Glimpse of a Better Tomorrow (l) - God's global village of tomorrow will be entirely different than the villages of today.
  49. Questions and Answers - May/Jun 2003 (l) - Answers to questions about "unsaved" loved ones and the smoking habit.
  50. 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".
  51. The Wave-Sheaf Offering (l) - In ancient Israel, the beginning of the spring grain harvest was marked with an unusual ceremony - the waving of the first sheaf of grain to be accepted by God. This simple act holds great spiritual significance!
  52. God's Plan for Eternity (l) - God has a better plan for eternity than most realize; and it's available to everyone.
  53. The Gift of Life (l) - God's aim is to release us from Satan's stranglehold. Through Christ, God would destroy the devil's power of death and release us. This is where the promised gift of power comes into play.
  54. God's Family: the Reason You Were Born (l) - Our becoming children of God is the heart and core of God's great plan for humanity.
  55. 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?
  56. The Hope of Glory (l) - The Olympic Games represent a striving for excellence in athletic achievement. Paul used them to illustrate another great contest.
Salvation for all
  1. Many Paths to God? (l) - Sincere people worship God in so many different ways. Does a loving God look at all these paths as equal? If not, what does He have in mind?
Salvation, plan of
  1. God's Vision for You (l) - In God's master plan everyone is created with many things in common. Yet each is distinct from any other human being.
  2. God's Plan as Revealed by His Holy Days (l) - God has an incredible plan and purpose for mankind. But how does He reveal it, and how can we understand it?
Salvation, promise of
  1. Promises to Abraham (l) - God's enduring righteousness is demonstrated by his faithfulness in fulfilling all the promises He made to the father of the faithful, Abraham.
Salvation, what is
  1. Salvation Is Entrance Into the Kingdom of God (l) - Typically, Jesus' mission to earth is characterized something like, "Jesus came to die for us so we can have salvation." But to leave the purpose of Christ at this is incomplete.
  2. What is Salvation? (l) - Millions of professing Christians believe they are "saved." But from what are they saved? How and when does salvation take place? Let's cut through the confusion and understand the truth.
Samaria
  1. The Later Kings of Israel: A Kingdom's Downfall (l) - Archaeological evidence of the fall of the Kingdom of Israel.
Samaritan
  1. America's Good Samaritans: Selfless Sacrifice and Heroism (l) - Not since Pearl Harbor has the United States experienced such a shock of national proportions as it received on Sept 11. Yet out of the rubble and carnage rose a multitude of Good Samaritans. Some sacrificed their lives. Others gave unmeasured comfort to the wounded and brokenhearted. All left us unforgettable examples.
Same sec marriage
  1. State Laws Losing in the Gay Marriage Battle (l) - The American gay marriage agenda moves forward, one state and one judge at a time. The newest states to see the legalization of gay marriage are Arkansas, Mississippi, Montana, Kansas and South Carolina, where federal judges struck down preexisting laws banning gay unions in those states.
Same sex attraction
  1. The Human Side of Homosexuality: From One Who Has Struggled (l) - Homosexuality and the gay-rights movement are one of many battlefields in today's culture wars. Does the Bible offer hope for those struggling with same-sex attraction? A Christian who's wrestled this problem shares his perspective.
Same sex marriage
  1. Same-Sex Marriage Threatens Civilization (l) - Many fail to realize the dangerous path that same-sex marriage is leading us down. Far more is involved than the opportunity for two members of the same sex to marry.
  2. Saving Marriage: Beyond Constitutional Amendments (l) - In response to same-sex marriages in some states, many are pushing constitutional amendments to preserve the traditional marriage relationship. But it will take much more if marriage is to be saved.
  3. Has America Lost Its Way? (l) - America's leaders are making history -- but not in a good way. Rejecting biblical values that long strengthened the nation, some are now pursuing a treacherous path earlier leaders warned of long ago.
  4. Growing Acceptance of the Gay Lifestyle (l) - Rapid acceptance of homosexual lifestyles and same-sex marriage is sweeping many countries around the globe. Many gay rights advocates now feel their movement is an unstoppable global trend.
  5. What's Behind the Gay Agenda? (l) - Western societies are going through many fundamental changes - perhaps none so far-reaching as those pushed by promoters of the gay agenda.
  6. "Parent One" and "Parent Two": The Unraveling of the Traditional Family (l) - A war is under way against marriage and family. Who is behind it? How is the battle being waged? What are the stakes? And who will ultimately win?
  7. Christians Shifting on Illicit Lifestyles (l) - Western nations have witnessed a pronounced shift to acceptance of same-sex marriage as a legitimate lifestyle. This has been coming for a while. As nations changed their laws to legalize homosexual behavior, what has followed became inevitable.
  8. The Gay Agenda Blueprint (l) - The startling shift in American attitudes toward gays and same-sex marriage is not the result of chance or random events. More than a quarter century ago, gay strategists laid out a plan to transform the nation -- with astounding success.
  9. Is Homosexuality Acceptable to God? (l) - The acceptance of homosexuality as an equally valid lifestyle is rapidly growing in Western culture. Yet God tells us that sex was designed for only one relationship--within marriage, exclusively between a man and a woman.
  10. "Civil Unions": The Genesis of Untold Controversy (l) - Canada, the European Union and the small state of Vermont have all introduced laws that seek to rewrite social mores and customs about marriage. Some believe the proposed revisions correct wrongs and promote justice; but, to the contrary, they will engender controversy without end.
  11. World News Review March/April 2004 (l) - World News Review. March/April 2004.
  12. World News Review March 2000 (l) - World news - March 2000
  13. In the News Apr/Jun 2004 (l) - News items. April-June 2004
  14. World News Review August 2000 (l) - World news review - Aug 2000
  15. The Gay Rights Battle (l) - Is there a logical and biblically supportable solution to the gay rights battle?
  16. Same-Sex Marriage: Does It Meet With God's Approval? (l) - The gay agenda is steadily gaining ground in Western nations, with same-sex marriage finding acceptance. But what does the Bible say -- and why? And what's at the root of same-sex attraction?
  17. World News Review April/May 2000 (l) - World news - Apr/May 2000
  18. (l) - Letters to the editor; Good News, Nov/Dec 2003
Same sex marriage implications
  1. Polygamy Still Illegal -- but for How Long? (l) - In Salt Lake City this year, protesters took to their capitol to speak out against the bigamy laws in Utah. The U.S. Supreme Court recently denied hearing a case that left the state's current laws untouched. Polygamy still remains illegal, and those involved in polygamous relationships are in violation of those laws.
Samhain
  1. Who's Getting Tricked by Halloween? (l) - Why do witches, goblins, jack-o'-lanterns, cobwebs, graveyards and symbols of the occult surround this holiday? You need to know the real story.
  2. Halloween: Behind the Mask (l) - Every year, on the evening of Oct. 31, millions of families celebrate a distinctly odd holiday known as Halloween. For your own good, you need to know what lurks behind the mask of Halloween.
  3. Is Halloween Harmless? (l) - Every year at Halloween, well-meaning parents dress their children in grotesque and ghoulish costumes. Is Halloween really harmless? Who and what's behind this bizarre holiday?
  4. Halloween's Dark Roots (l) - In recent years eye opening materials have been published about the questionable background of Halloween.
Samson
  1. God, Science and the Bible (1/07) (l) - News from the world of science about God and the Bible
  2. Samson: Accomplishing God's Purpose -- the Hard Way (l) - Some find it perplexing that this man with all his faults is among the faithful of Hebrews 11 who are awaiting God's Kingdom. What did he do to deserve this distinction? What can we learn from his life?
  3. God, Science and the Bible - Discoveries at Goliath's hometown support accuracy of the Bible (l) - News from the world of science about God and the Bible.
  4. How Can We Be Stronger Than Samson? (l) - The story of Samson has much to teach us. The author, age 11, asks and answers important questions it seems Samson didn't fully comprehend till the end of his life.
Sanctified
  1. 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.
  2. 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. "
  3. Do Some Bible Verses Teach That We Have an Immortal Soul? (l) - The Bible confirms that "no one has ascended to heaven but He who came down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man who is in heaven" (John 3:13).
Sanders, Bernie
  1. Change to Really Believe In (l) - The current U.S. presidential race offers starkly different visions for the future. Which vision more closely aligns with the Bible? And what is God's vision of the ultimate government the world so badly needs?
Sandstone
  1. Sandstone Arches Shaped by Stress and Gravity (l) - Unique properties of sand grains under stress help scientists understand sandstone rock formations.
Sandy Hook
  1. Facing Senseless Tragedy (l) - The December 2012 massacre in Connecticut gives further evidence of the deep darkness this world languishes under. How do we process this? And what are some lessons we should take from it?
Sanitation
  1. Vibrant Health - The Crucial Biblical Keys (l) - The Creator God, who is sometimes called the Great Physician, knows everything about what is best for our health.
Santa Claus
  1. How Did Santa Claus Enter the Picture? (l) - How did Santa Claus enter the picture? Why is this mythical figure so closely aligned with the Christmas holiday? Here, too, many books are available to shed light on the origins of this popular character.
  2. Christmas: The Untold Story (l) - People almost everywhere observe Christmas. But how did Christmas come to be observed? How did the customs and practices associated with Christmas make their way into traditional Christianity's most popular holiday?
Santeria
  1. The Spirit World's Dangerous Dark Side (l) - Strange practices and religions such as Wicca, Santeria, voodoo and channeling are growing in popularity. What's behind them? Are such things harmless, or is there more to them than meets the eye?
  2. The Spirit World's Dangerous Dark Side (l) - Strange practices and religions such as Wicca, Santeria, voodoo and channeling are growing in popularity. What's behind them? Are such things harmless, or is there more to them than meets the eye?
Sarah
  1. Sarah: A Story of Virtue (l) - Her shortcomings were typical for any day, any epoch, but her virtues are uncontested as an example for women and men forever.
Sarajevo
  1. A 20th Century Retrospective:The Shot Still Reverberating Around the World (l) - With this issue we begin a new series covering important events and trends of the last century which have shaped our new century. First, what was the most significant event of the past 100 years?
Sardis
  1. The Book of Revelation: History and Prophecy (l) - Many people view Revelation, sometimes called the Apocalypse, as a mysterious book of strange symbols and images. Yet is has a clear and definite historical background.
Sarin
  1. Terror Attacks Planned From Iraq? (l) - Evidence of chemical and biological weapons in Iraq, apparently designed for terror use
Sarkozy
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
Sarrazin, Thilo
  1. Germany's New Mind-Set: Where Will It Lead? (l) - Many see a changing mind-set among the German people. A growing self-confidence and assertiveness is emerging 65 years after World War II and two decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of Germany. Where is Germany ultimately headed?
SARS
  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. 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.
SAT
  1. News for Youth - Jan 2003 (l) - Video Violence Affects the Brain; Teens Try Real Cases; New Way to Prepare for the SAT; Teen Pregnancy: Behind the Stats
Satan
  1. Hatred Rising (l) - Why do seemingly civilized people seethe with unreasonable hatred? America wastes its time and energy to try to understand why it is hated. What does the truth mean to you?
  2. To Prevail Against the Enemy (l) - People today don't believe Satan exists or don't take him seriously. But he is a real enemy, and we need real armor to overcome him.
  3. Does Satan Exist? (l) - If you did an Internet search using the phrases "Does God exist?" and "Does Satan exist?," what would you expect to find? What level of interest and research is there, do you suppose, for those two crucial questions?
  4. What if You Are Confronted by the Dark Side of the Spirit World? (l) - The Bible provides a guide to successfully countering any of Satan's deceptions. Below are several principles you should follow.
  5. Suffering: How It Began, How It Will End (l) - Our world is wracked with evil and misery. But why? From where did it originate? Why is it so pervasive? And most importantly, does God plan to do something about it?
  6. Who Is Responsible for the Deception? (l) - Satan was the brains behind the operation to get rid of Jesus and distort His message.
  7. Satan's World Reminds Us How Not to Rule (l) - Christians can examine Satan's present rule over this world to discover what his kingdom lacks -- and what God's doesn't.
  8. God Called Me Out of the World (l) - We all must be on guard against the sinister influence that saturates this world.
  9. Why Ask Why? (l) - Have you ever found yourself in a tragic situation and asked God, "Why is this happening to me?"
  10. How Do I Survive in This Crazy, Negative World? (l) - Everywhere we look the headlines are negative, even scary. But God's plan is bigger and better than any bad news we see.
  11. Lessons From the Parables: The Sower and the Seeds - Part 2 (l) - You're holding in your hands the "seeds" of the gospel of the Kingdom of God. But you may not understand the spiritual battle taking place right now with you at the center. Read on to understand how it can play out!
  12. An Evil Spirit World (l) - What's the source of so much sorrow and suffering in our world? God's Word reveals surprising details about a spiritual dimension -- the angelic world -- and an evil being and his cohorts who are the enemies of God and those who follow His ways.
  13. What Is the Origin of Satan and Demons? (l) - Sometime after the world was formed, the peaceful harmony in the angelic realm dramatically changed.
  14. The Destruction of Satan's Kingdom (l) - When will God put an end to wickedness? When will He eliminate Satan's influence? When will man's inhumanity to his fellowman cease?
  15. 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.
  16. Satan's War Against the People of God (l) - Satan's warfare against God's people, including Christ, is a primary subject of the book of Revelation.
  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 Ruler of a Kingdom of Spiritual Darkness (l) - God's Kingdom is not of this world, as Jesus Christ made clear in John 18:36. It is even more tragic that another being is ruler of this world, right here and right now -- Satan the devil.
  19. Following the Footsteps of a Different God (l) - The Bible makes it clear that civilizations and societies are influenced by Satan. John writes that "the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one" (1 John 5:19).
  20. Why Does God Allow Satan to Influence Mankind? (l) - God is in control, but He has allowed Satan to dominate humanity for two basic reasons. First, Adam and Eve, our first parents, chose Satan's domination over them. Second, God wants all of humanity to learn that "the way of man is not in himself; it is not in man who walks to direct his own steps" (Jeremiah 10:23).
  21. The Word "Lucifer" in Isaiah 14:12 (l) - The parallels between the astronomical picture and what happened in the spirit realm are striking and reinforce the points Isaiah makes here in describing this tragic angelic rebellion.
  22. The Enemy of Mankind (l) - Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour" (1 Peter 5:8, New International Version).
  23. 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)
  24. Introduction: Is There Really a Devil? (l) - Is there really a Devil? An introduction to the cause of evil and suffering.
  25. 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.
  26. Satan's False Advertising--Even in Christianity (l) - If you could see and meet the devil face to face, what would he look like? He is commonly depicted as a cartoon character in a red suit with a pitchfork or as a hideous-looking ghoul.
  27. Satan's Role in Suffering (l) - Through the spiritual blindness and ignorance Satan has foisted off on the world, he is the instigator of incalculable suffering. He has blinded humanity to the reason for our existence.
  28. Satan's Role in Causing Suffering (l) - Satan is a major reason for people's suffering.
  29. The Devil's Role in Religion (l) - The devil plays an immense role in the religions of mankind. Only those who ask for God's help as the diligently study the Bible and compare their beliefs to what it teaches can hope to overcome the deceptions that are so prevalent in today's religious organizations and fellowships.
  30. The Battle Over What You Think (l) - For decades a battle has raged -- a battle not for territory, but for hearts and minds. Whether you realize it or not, you and your loved ones are a target of this battle, and the stakes couldn't be higher!
  31. When the Really Big One Doesn't Get Away (l) - Satan the devil, the adversary, the ultimate spiritual terrorist threat.
  32. Reflections on the Dunblane Tragedy (l) - Was the massacre of innocent schoolchildren in Scotland only an isolated incident, or is it an indicator of a much greater problem?
  33. Iraq's Liberation: A Foretaste for the Entire World (l) - Does the struggle for freedom for Iraq have implications for all of humanity?
  34. The Real Star Wars (l) - A struggle for control of the universe.
  35. (l) - Are some of your loved ones writhing in everlasting flames? Could a God of love sentence people to an eternity of agony in hell? Can we reconcile a loving God with such ideas ? Discover the encouraging truth from the pages of your Bible!
Satan and family
  1. "Parent One" and "Parent Two": The Unraveling of the Traditional Family (l) - A war is under way against marriage and family. Who is behind it? How is the battle being waged? What are the stakes? And who will ultimately win?
Satan and the end times
  1. The Role of Satan in the End Time (l) - The Bible speaks of a supernatural being performing supernatural feats just before Jesus Christ comes to this earth a second time. Do you know what the Scriptures say this deceiver will do? How will his actions affect teens?
Satan and war
  1. War to End All Wars (l) - Mankind has yet to discover the true road map to lasting peace.
Satan ans suffering
  1. Why Suffering? Where Does It Come From? (l) - Why would God create a world of chaos and evil?
Satan as interloper
  1. The Purposes of Prophecy (l) - Does God use prophecy to punish humanity out of some perverse sense of enjoyment? Of course not! But if there are positive purposes to prophecy, what are they?
Satan as liar
  1. Liar, Liar, Politics on Fire (l) - The world is ablaze with political lying that is destroying civilization -- under the influence of the greatest liar ever. But a new leader to come promises a reformed society based on truth. You can prepare now to be part of it.
Satan as thief
  1. Take It or Leave It: Reflections on John 10:10 (l) - Every word Jesus spoke when He was on earth was filled with meaning and application. His words in John 10:10 are no exception.
Satan banished
  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.
Satan removed
  1. The Entire World is in Need of a Heart Transplant (l) - God promises a world of peace and prosperity will come (Micah 4:1-4 [1] But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it. [2] And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. [3] And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. [4] But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of the LORD of hosts hath spoken it. )! It's what everyone has always wanted, but mankind has never been able to achieve it. Why?
Satan's attacks
  1. How Secure Is Your House? (l) - We often worry about our physical houses, but how secure are our spiritual houses?
Satan's deception
  1. Take Heed - Be Not Deceived (l) - Listen to the warnings and encouragement from Jesus Christ and His apostles and prophets about deceptions and attacks from Satan.
  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. Satan's Work in Our World (l) - . . The god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ . . ." (2 Corinthians 4:4, New Revised Standard Version).
  4. 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.
  5. Why Man Rejects the Knowledge of God (l) - There is a spiritual ultimate source of all misinformation and disinformation -- whether about scriptural or secular knowledge.
Satan's existence
  1. Does Satan Exist? (l) - If you did an Internet search using the phrases "Does God exist?" and "Does Satan exist?," what would you expect to find? What level of interest and research is there, do you suppose, for those two crucial questions?
Satan's fake news
  1. Is Fake News New? (l) - Fake news can spread like a virus, misleading and deceiving. Could it be affecting your life?
Satan's fate
  1. The Day of Atonement (l) - The Day of Atonement: a picture of the reconciliaton of all mankind to God.
Satan's influence
  1. Is the Spirit World Real? (l) - Do you know for sure whether there really is an evil spirit named Satan? What about his minions called demons? How does all of this affect young people?
  2. The Spirit World's Dangerous Dark Side (l) - Strange practices and religions such as Wicca, Santeria, voodoo and channeling are growing in popularity. What's behind them? Are such things harmless, or is there more to them than meets the eye?
  3. Our Children at Risk (l) - My heart aches for the precious children I met at the amusement park.
  4. Satan's World Reminds Us How Not to Rule (l) - Christians can examine Satan's present rule over this world to discover what his kingdom lacks -- and what God's doesn't.
  5. Planet Earth Will Survive and Flourish! (l) - Over the centuries many have proclaimed the end of the world - some even in recent months. What does the Bible say about our planet's future?
  6. The Stunted Tree (l) - Where are we deciding to be planted, is it time to pull up roots?
  7. Following the Footsteps of a Different God (l) - The Bible makes it clear that civilizations and societies are influenced by Satan. John writes that "the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one" (1 John 5:19).
  8. How Can We Resist the Devil? (l) - We must actively seek to eliminate Satan's way of thinking and behaving from our lives.
  9. An Unseen Evil Influence (l) - The world is predicted to be a dangerous place at the time of the end. We will be brought to the brink of extinction. But why do people think and act in such self-destructive ways? Is another factor -- one that few recognize -- at work influencing human behavior?
  10. How We Are Tempted (l) - Paul cautioned Christians, having turned from Satan's influence, not to surrender again to it.
  11. The Battle for Your Mind (3/97) (l) - Why do you think the way you do? Are the choices you make truly your own, or do influences beyond your control unduly sway your opinions?
  12. (l) - Volumes have been written describing the root causes of war.
  13. War on Terrorism Is Spiritual Warfare (l) - Al Qaeda terrorists labor to define the war on terrorism as the West vs. Islam-a definition that Western leaders throw off. Yet deeply entrenched religious issues are at the heart of the current war. And they are inflamed by a power greater than either the worldwide terrorist network or the combined military might of the United States, Britain, the rest of NATO and Russia.
  14. 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?
Satan's kingdom
  1. Satan's World Reminds Us How Not to Rule (l) - Christians can examine Satan's present rule over this world to discover what his kingdom lacks -- and what God's doesn't.
  2. The Destruction of Satan's Kingdom (l) - When will God put an end to wickedness? When will He eliminate Satan's influence? When will man's inhumanity to his fellowman cease?
Satan's lures
  1. I Didn't Mean to Get Lost (l) - Do we really understand what God expects when He says we are to serve one another?
Satan's methods
  1. The Great Counterfeiter (l) - As a deceiver, Satan has no equal. In addition to being the world's greatest con artist, he is also its most accomplished counterfeiter.
Satan's power
  1. A World Held Captive: Soon to Be Set Free! (l) - Most Bible believers think this is God's world-but how can we reconcile that with all the crime, violence, wars, oppression, starvation and disasters we see all around us? The surprising fact is that, in terms of human society and its impact, this is not God's world, but a world that has been kidnapped by an unseen enemy. Here's the story of how it was kidnapped and how it will be set free!
  2. Powered by What? (l) - One thing can lead to another - where do your actions and thoughts lead you?
Satan's rebellion
  1. What's Shakin' Terra Firma? (l) - When the ground beneath your feet begins to tremble, it can be terribly unsettling, especially with lives in jeopardy. Why do we live in a world of earthquakes - and will we always?
  2. God on War (l) - Does God want somebody else's nation to shoot, blast or bomb your nation into submission or out of existence? You know He doesn't. But how do you reconcile the existence of God with the reality of war?
Satan's rulership
  1. Lessons From Babylon: God's Still in Charge (l) - The ancient city of Babylon provides a reminder that men's flawed systems and governments will give way to God's mastery of world events.
Satan's tempting
  1. How We Are Tempted (l) - Paul cautioned Christians, having turned from Satan's influence, not to surrender again to it.
Satan's war
  1. Satan's War Against the People of God (l) - Satan's warfare against God's people, including Christ, is a primary subject of the book of Revelation.
Satan's world
  1. Violent Weather: Where Was God? (l) - Over recent months America has been repeatedly stricken by devastating tornadoes, floods, wildfires and drought. Is there a message for us in these events? What is the biblical perspective on such disasters?
Satan's wrath
  1. (l) - First comes the tribulation, as described in the fifth seal. Next the heavenly signs, described in the sixth seal, occur. After the heavenly signs is the Day of the Lord, the day of God's wrath.
Satan, binding of
  1. The Binding of Satan Pictured on the Day of Atonement (l) - The Day of Atonement featured two goats: the first as a type of Christ's atoning sacrifice and the second to represent the removal of Satan.
Satan, dealing with
  1. Surviving the Serpent - Part Two (l) - Encountering a serpent today can be risky, but there will come a time when that will change.
Satan, domination of
  1. Summary (l) - Our world is dominated by the great deceiver, Satan the devil. In the meantime, "this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations.
Satan, end of
  1. The Good News of a World Set Free (l) - "They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain, for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea" (Isaiah 11:9).
  2. The Day of Atonement (l) - The Day of Atonement: a picture of the reconciliaton of all mankind to God.
  3. 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.
  4. When the Really Big One Doesn't Get Away (l) - Satan the devil, the adversary, the ultimate spiritual terrorist threat.
Satan, fighting
  1. Lessons of the Snake and Toad (l) - I couldn't believe what I was seeing in my backyard, and you may not believe the life lessons it taught me.
Satan, influence of
  1. The Battle for Your Mind (l) - There is a very real battle going on inside your head. You have the power to determine who will win. Don't loose this crucial confrontation.
  2. Chaotic Start to a New Century (l) - From many perspectives, the year 2000 was not a good year. What does the Bible say about the pangs this world is experiencing?
Satan, origin of
  1. Did a Good God Create an Evil World? (l) - Is it possible to completely expunge all evil from the world? It is not only possible, it will be done! The Bible reveals how God will eventually banish evil from existence!
Satan, persuasive influence of
  1. Satan's Work in Our World (l) - . . The god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ . . ." (2 Corinthians 4:4, New Revised Standard Version).
Satan, pride of
  1. Satan's Work in Our World (l) - . . The god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ . . ." (2 Corinthians 4:4, New Revised Standard Version).
Satanism
  1. Is the Spirit World Real? (l) - Do you know for sure whether there really is an evil spirit named Satan? What about his minions called demons? How does all of this affect young people?
Satellites
  1. World News Review February 2007 (l) - World news items, February 2007.
Satisfaction
  1. Work: It's More Than Just a Job (l) - In and outside the home, work is a critical part of life. But for whom are we really working, and what is the ultimate purpose of work?
  2. Are You Doing the Most With What You Have? (l) - Are you always thinking your life would be better if only you had this or that? Perhaps you need to look closer at what you have and make sure you're making the most of it first!
  3. (l) - As you'll discover in the articles in this issue, success is not as superficial as it is painted in the media.
  4. Too Many Treasures? (l) - Why do I sometimes find myself envying Ma and Laura of the Little House books?
Saturday
  1. Questions and Answers: The Issue of Keeping the Sabbath Causes Me Great Concern (l) - I know what the Bible says, and I want to follow God's Word, but our church worships on Sunday, as all churches seem to. I am worried about not following God's Word.
  2. Saturday and the Sabbath (l) - What one change can you make to your weekly routine that is guaranteed to reduce stress?
  3. The Sabbath Day (l) - A Sabbath rest remains for mankind, as confirmed through the living example of Jesus Christ and His followers.
  4. What Is 'the Lord's Day'? (l) - Shows us the error of understanding "the Lord's Day" as Sunday, the first day of the week.
Saturday resurrection
  1. Centuries-Old Documents Show Evidence for a Wednesday Crucifixion (l) - Did you know there is additional historical evidence for a Wednesday crucifixion?
Saturday sabbath
  1. Lessons No One Taught Me as a Youth About the Bible (l) - I was recently indulging in one of my favorite things -- walking through a bookshop. And I was struck by how many books had titles similar to "Fifty Things I Learned From My Dog" or "Life Lessons My Mother Taught Me." They were typically written by famous celebrities.
Saturnalia
  1. Christmas: The Curious Origins of a Popular Holiday (l) - What do evergreen trees, reindeer, mistletoe and yule logs have to do with the birth of Jesus Christ? And was He really born on Dec. 25? You need to discover the real history of Christmas!
  2. Christmas Before Christ: The Surprising Truth! (l) - If you discovered that Christmas had nothing to do with Jesus Christ's birth and actually predates that event by centuries, would you still celebrate the holiday? And if you realized that the Bible reveals Holy Days commanded by God, would you celebrate them instead?
  3. Is Christmas Really Merry? (l) - Where did the idea of a "merry Christmas" come from? Did it begin with well-meaning Christians who wished only the best for others, or are its origins considerably older than we might suppose? Does wishing others "Merry Christmas" please God and Jesus Christ? The answers may well surprise you!
  4. Is Christmas a Phony? (l) - Many Christmas customs can be traced back to the ancient worship of false gods.
  5. Christmas Before Christ? (l) - Most people know the Bible doesn't mention -- much less sanctify -- Christmas. Does it make any difference as long as it's intended to honor God and bring families together?
  6. 4,000 Years of Christmas (l) - 'Tis the season for mistletoe and decorating the tree. But the origins of Christmas may surprise you. Did you know one of the American colonies outlawed observance of this holiday in 1659 ?
  7. 4,000 Years of Christmas (l) - 'Tis the season for mistletoe and decorating the tree. But the origins of Christmas may surprise you. Did you know one of the American colonies outlawed observance of this holiday in 1659 ?
Saudi Arabia
  1. World News Review July 2004 (l) - Summary of world news - July 2004.
  2. World News and Trends - Sep/Oct 2005 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Sept, 2005.
  3. A Page on the World: Secrets of the Kingdom (l) - Gerald Posner gives "the inside story of the Saudi-U.S. connection" (2005, ISBN 1-4000-6291-8).
  4. World News Review January 2007 (l) - World news review, January 2007.
  5. Why Is Israel the Focus of Muslim Hostility? (l) - At the heart of the ongoing conflict in the Middle East is ongoing hatred among Muslim nations toward Israel and the Jewish people. What are the underlying causes?
  6. Nuclear Iran Could Lead to Nuclear Saudi Arabia (l) - Israel, Europe and the United States are not the only world powers with an intense interest in the outcomes of the international talks over Iran's nuclear future.
  7. Nuclear talks stoke further Saudi-Iranian conflict (l) - America remains mired in difficult, dangerous relationships with Middle Eastern states.
  8. Anger Mounts Following Gulf War (l) - Where their holy land is involved, many Muslims tend to define the struggle -- and sometimes also the enemy -- in religious terms, seeing the American troops sent to free Kuwait and save Saudi Arabia from Saddam Hussein as infidel invaders and occupiers. This perception is heightened by America's unquestioned primacy among the powers of the infidel world.
  9. Current Events and Trends May/June 2018 (l) - An overview of events and conditions around the world featured in the May/June 2018 issue of Beyond Today.
  10. World News Review Feb 2002 (l) - World news review. February 2002.
  11. World News Review June 2000 (l) - World news review - June 2000
  12. World News Review Jan 2002 (l) - World new review. January 2002.
  13. World News Review Aug 2002 (l) - World news review. August 2002.
Saudi oil
  1. World News and Trends - Mar/Apr 2004 (l) - An Overview of Conditions Around the World, March/April 2004.
Saul
  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.
  2. How to Make Right Choices (l) - Some of the many decisions we make every day turn out well--others not so well. What can we do to make better decisions?
Saurkraut and conversion
  1. Sauerkraut--More Than Cabbage (l) - A recipe from a dying old man taught me about more than just preserving cabbage. God has His own method of preserving -- it's called conversion.
Saved
  1. Has Christ Failed? (l) - The Bible tells us God wants all people to be saved. So what are we to make of the fact that only a third of the world is even nominally Christian?
  2. Are Christians Once Saved, Always Saved? (l) - Does the Bible teach the doctrine of "once saved, always saved"? Can it be proven from Scripture?
  3. 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.
  4. People Believed in 'Going to Heaven' Long Before Christianity (l) - God does not promise heaven as the reward of the saved. Instead, He has something far greater and more meaningful in mind -- eternal rulership in the Kingdom of God, to be established on earth at Christ's return (Revelation 5:10; 11:15).
  5. The Enduring Importance of Christ's Sacrifice (l) - While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
  6. (l) - Are some of your loved ones writhing in everlasting flames? Could a God of love sentence people to an eternity of agony in hell? Can we reconcile a loving God with such ideas ? Discover the encouraging truth from the pages of your Bible!
  7. Why Did He Have to Die? (l) - Why did Christ have to die?
  8. 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?
Saving
  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.
  2. Prepare Like Joseph Did (l) - I conclude that the best that you and I can do is to make sure we are discerning and wise in how we handle our money, jobs and lives. Though much is out of our control on a national and global scale, we can control how we handle our own finances.
  3. Managing Your Finances in Tough Times: Five Steps You Can Take (l) - In these serious economic times, what can you do to strengthen your family's financial position? Here are five crucial steps you can take to put your finances on a more sound footing.
  4. Money Management 101 (l) - In a tough economy, managing your personal finances is more important than ever. Here are some tips for saving and spending your hard-earned cash.
  5. Dealing With Debt (l) - Young people today have to deal with the debt crisis that the whole world is facing. How do you do that?
  6. Money Problems (l) - It's so easy to slide on the slippery slope of borrowing and credit card debt without really realizing it. When we wake up to a debt disaster, what can we do to take control of our finances?
Saving money
  1. Money & Teens (l) - Here's some advice for making money and putting it to work so you'll be able to meet your long-term goals.
  2. Paying for College Without Losing an Arm or a Leg (l) - If your way is paid, you've got no worries. But if you're like most students, you'll find higher education will have a big impact on your finances. Here are some tips to help keep this cost under control.
Saving ourselves
  1. Lessons of the Snake and Toad (l) - I couldn't believe what I was seeing in my backyard, and you may not believe the life lessons it taught me.
Saving the lost
  1. 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.
Saving the world
  1. A Sudden and Dangerous Turn of Events (l) - The end time will prove to be so dangerous that, unless God were to intervene, all living things would die.
Savior
  1. Seven Reasons Why Jesus Was Born (l) - Why did Jesus have to be born, and to die? Here are seven reasons.
  2. 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.
Savoir-faire
  1. A Word Not Spoken (l) - In our relationships with friends and family, we are often concerned with saying exactly the right thing at the right time. However, in a difficult situation sometimes the best thing to say is nothing at all.
  2. Aging With Grace (l) - Most of us will face the inevitable prospect of growing old. Aging is viewed with apprehension by many, but this doesn't have to be the case. Here are practical ways to make the golden years truly golden.
Saxons
  1. Linguistic Links: What's in a Name? (l) - This linguistic journey ties together a few of the many labels applied to the exiled 10 tribes as the "House of Omri" and the "Sons of Isaac."
Saying no
  1. How to Say No (Without Losing Your Friends) (l) - Sometimes if you don't say no you can end up hurting yourself. The challenge is learning to say no without offending others and losing your friends.
  2. Going Down for the Third Time (l) - Trying to be superwoman didn't work for her. Are you drowning in life too?
Scarcity
  1. Scarcity Drives Nigerian Gunmen to Murderous Raids on Local Villages (l) - On March 16, 2014, gunmen on motorcycles raided at least four Nigerian villages. They opened fire on residents and burned homes to the ground.
Scarlet cord
  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.
Scarlet fever
  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?
Scepter
  1. The Scepter Promise (l) - What is the scepter promise and to whom does it belong?
  2. Jesus Was a Jew (l) - The Bible's final book refers to Jesus as "the Lion of the tribe of Judah" (Revelation 5:5). On Jesus' human side, David is called His father, meaning ancestor, in Luke 1:32. Thus He was certainly a Jew.
Schengen
  1. A Europe Without Borders - The "Schengen Zone" (l) - The Schengen Treaty eliminates immigration checkpoints along the borders of participating European countries. Now 26 countries have signed on, including three non-European Union states. Will this treaty serve as a model for the stalled political union of a core Europe?
  2. 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?
Schengen Treaty
  1. "Borderless" Europe Now Encompasses 400 Million People (l) - The EU "Schengen zone" now extends from the border of Russia and the Ukraine all the way to the Atlantic Ocean.
School
  1. Get Smart About Education (l) - "Why do they make me learn all this dumb stuff? I never learn anything important at school!" Have you ever felt that way? Is your education out of your control? What if there were fun and interesting ways to discover the knowledge and wisdom you'll need to get where you want to go?
  2. It's Back to School (l) - Summer break has rapidly drawn to a close and "back to school" sales abound. Notebooks, backpacks, lunch containers and school clothes top the list in the effort to prepare school children for their return to classes this fall.
School cheating
  1. Cheating Undermines Higher Education (l) - As reported by William Chase in The American Scholar, "Every study over the decades has concluded that cheating at American colleges and universities is rampant" ("A Question of Honor," Spring 2012). Most likely partially due to widespread cheating and dishonesty, students are "learning less all the time."
  2. Students Hack School Records (l) - Cheating ring caught at California school.
School homosexuality
  1. The Gay Agenda: Coming to a School Near You (l) - Fox News radio commentator Todd Starnes observes in his new book God Less America that those in "the militant gay rights community . . . not only expect you to accept their lifestyle, but they also want you to affirm it. They want your children exposed to it in their public school classrooms. They want private business owners to endorse their court-sanctioned 'marriages.' And woe be to any person who dares object" (2014, p. 64).
School prayer
  1. Society's Five Rotten Apples: Part 2 - A Pill Without a Prayer (l) - Again we ask: Why is the world the way it is? What's shaped our society and the kind of people we are? We've come up with all kinds of great things, like technology, medicine and governing constitutions. But the way we live is only getting worse and worse. Why?
  2. Our War of Worldviews (l) - This war of worldviews has grave implications for all of us, because ultimately it comes down to whose values and standards will guide and govern our lives.
  3. The Rotten Apples That Are Corrupting Society (l) - Why is the world the way it is? What has shaped our society and the kind of people we are? We've come up with all kinds of great advancements -- like technology, medicine and governing constitutions -- yet in many aspects the way we live is growing only worse and worse. Why?
School problems
  1. Where Have All the Good Manners Gone? (l) - What's behind the growing epidemic of selfish, crude behavior, and what can you do to counteract it in your children?
School safety
  1. Terror and Tragedy at Columbine High School (l) - Kids killing kids: what does it mean?
  2. (l) - This issue of Youth United focuses on information that can help young people, both guys and girls, have better lives in many ways.
School shooting
  1. Sandy Hook: A Search for Why and What to Do About It (l) - What does this tragedy mean and is there an answer why it happened?
  2. Facing Senseless Tragedy (l) - The December 2012 massacre in Connecticut gives further evidence of the deep darkness this world languishes under. How do we process this? And what are some lessons we should take from it?
  3. Lessons from Jonesboro - Helping Our Children Express Their Feelings (l) - In the aftermath of the Jonesboro, Arkansas children's massacre we are confronted with the WHY questions. Here are some answers to what went went wrong with relationships... and what we can do to build proper ones.
School shootings
  1. Do You See the Canaries? (l) - Canaries were once used to warn miners of toxic gas in underground mines. There is a lesson for our cultures. Can you see the "canaries" warning us about a toxic society?
  2. Surprise School Shooting Drill Terrifies Students (l) - In November 2014, police in a Florida town performed an active shooter drill in a local middle school.
  3. Kids Killing Kids: What Does It Mean? (l) - WHY? Couldn't God have stopped this senseless murder? Good News editor Scott Ashley helps us come to grips with some of the tough questions.
  4. Kids Killing Kids (l) - The horror of pistol--packing students--and what to do about them.
  5. Wanted - Parents Who Show Their Children How to Live (l) - This generation has mortgaged the morality of the next, and struggles for a way to comfort itself.
  6. Terror and Tragedy at Columbine High School (l) - Kids killing kids: what does it mean?
  7. The Death of Innocence (l) - Terrorism continues to strike America's schools. How can we understand such tragedy?
School uniforms
  1. First Threads: The Origin and Impact of Clothes (l) - Studies show that clothes have an impact on all of us--both guys and girls. Sadly, immodest dress is negatively affecting many in ways they don't realize.
  2. In the News Jul/Sep 2007 (l) - Items in the news. Jul/Sep 2007
Schools, obsolete
  1. Are You Ready for a Flat Earth? (l) - High school education in the United States has been on the decline for several years. What are the keys obtaining a good education, regardless of where you live?
Schoreder, Gerald
  1. Scientism Infects Darwinian Debates (l) - Now there is not only one theory of evolution, but twelve! Shouldn't they first get the original theory right?
Science
  1. A Scientist's Journey to God (l) - We may have heard it said that science and God are incompatible. But that isn't the case, as this scientist shows how studying her chosen field has helped develop a deeper relationship with God.
Science and creation
  1. Divine Creation or Happy Accident - the Debate Continues (l) - The philosophy of secular humanism is the leading belief system in entertainment, journalism and science.
Science and eternal life
  1. Can Science Give Us Eternal Life? (l) - Man has made great strides in technology and medicine, raising the hope that human immortality may be just around the corner. How have these advances come about, and what do they mean for you?
Science and ethics
  1. Cloning: Is Man About to Make Himself In His Own Image? (l) - The idea of cloning a human being is far from absurd in light of stunning developments in the world of science.
Science and God
  1. Do Science and the Bible Conflict? (l) - Many believe that science and the Bible conflict and that they're mutually exclusive. The big question is, must we accept the view that the Bible and science can't both be true?
  2. God, Science and the Bible - Science Giants (l) - Examining the evidence led many giants and pioneers of science to affirm their belief in the God of the Bible.
Science and the Bible
  1. How the Bible Applies to Science (l) - Are science and the Bible incompatible? Or do they stand together on common ground? We consider some examples.
Science education
  1. The Science of Why Science Majors Don't Stick With Science (l) - A study from the University of California at Los Angeles finds that nearly 40 percent of college students who pursue a degree in science switch to other subjects or don't obtain a degree at all. Around 60 percent of pre-medical students find themselves in the same situation.
Science fiction
  1. A Long Time From Now in a Galaxy Far, Far Away... (l) - Science fiction movies portray intelligent life already living on other planets and in other galaxies. Could it be true? If not, then why did God create such a vast universe?
  2. Childhood's End (l) - When I read Arthur C. Clarke's science-fiction classic Childhood's End as a teenager, it startled me with its visions of the transformation of humanity. Clarke's death this March led me to ponder again its parallels and twists on man's truly startling biblical destiny.
  3. Star Trek, God's Plan and You! (l) - Even the most imaginative science fiction pales in comparison to the ultimate reality God has in store for us. This true story is for children -- human children as well as all the children of God
  4. Cloning: A Dangerous Journey Into Uncharted Waters? (l) - What's behind the concerted efforts to clone human beings? Is this another attempt to climb to the loftiest heights of knowledge and defy our Creator?
Science in U.S.
  1. America's Economic Meltdown: What Does It Mean? (l) - Unemployment, debt and trade imbalances are soaring while the dollar's value is plummeting. What's behind the shocking economic meltdown in the United States? Does Bible prophecy help us understand?
Science majors
  1. The Science of Why Science Majors Don't Stick With Science (l) - A study from the University of California at Los Angeles finds that nearly 40 percent of college students who pursue a degree in science switch to other subjects or don't obtain a degree at all. Around 60 percent of pre-medical students find themselves in the same situation.
Science project
  1. Joy in a Butterfly! (l) - Even the most jaded people can find joy in the natural world around them. God's creation provides endless opportunity for the joy of discovery.
Science textbooks
  1. In the News Jan/Mar 204 (l) - Items in the news. Jan-March 2004
Science, limitations of
  1. The Limitations of Science (l) - Only God can tell us who we are, why we are and what is our destiny. His Word, the Bible, fills in the missing dimension in human knowledge.
Scientific advances
  1. Future Visions: The Wonderful World Beyond Today (l) - Will science create a gleaming utopia of peace and happiness for all? Or does a nightmarish world await us? Futurists offer a variety of conflicting visions. But is there a way to foresee what it will really be like in the world beyond today?
  2. 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.
  3. Cloning: A Dangerous Journey Into Uncharted Waters? (l) - What's behind the concerted efforts to clone human beings? Is this another attempt to climb to the loftiest heights of knowledge and defy our Creator?
Scientific evidence of a creator
  1. The Scientific Evidence: In the Eye of the Beholder (l) - Ever since the creation of the world (God's) eternal power and divine nature, invisible though they are, have been understood and seen through the things he has made" (Romans 1:20)
Scientific hoaxes
  1. God, Science and the Bible (5/05) (l) - News from the world of science about God and the Bible. May/June 2005
Scientific method
  1. 10 Questions to Ask About Evolution,Part 2 (l) - What is the difference between science and biblical faith? Can science prove that the Bible is not true? Has science proven that the worldwide floods described in the Bible did not occur? Has science proven the assumptions that age dating methods are based on?
Scientific studies
  1. Coming: Heaven on Earth (l) - The latest research of science and the Bible shows God has big plans for planet earth.
Scientism
  1. Scientism Infects Darwinian Debates (l) - Now there is not only one theory of evolution, but twelve! Shouldn't they first get the original theory right?
Scientists
  1. Atheistic Scientists Who Play God - Where It Might Lead (l) - For science to work properly it has to be governed by moral values and ethical standards.
Scientists and evolution
  1. Scientists, Creation and Evolution (l) - No one should assume that scientists uniformly agree that there is no God and that the world around us is the product of a mindless evolutionary process. Consider what some scientists have to say about creation and evolution.
  2. Asking the Crucial Questions (l) - Evidence of God's existence is available. Let's look at some of the evidence, asking and answering questions so basic to our search for meaning and purpose.
  3. Science and Discomfiting Discoveries (l) - The scientist's pursuit of the past ends in the moment of creation. This is an exceedingly strange development, unexpected by all but the theologians.
  4. Scientists' Thundering Silence (l) - The more deeply scientists delve into the mysteries of the universe, the more their discoveries support the existence of God. But all too often they are remarkably silent about this aspect of their findings.
SCO
  1. Russian Resurgence in a Unipolar World (l) - Russia is a superpower no longer, so what is behind President Putin's bold actions toward Hamas, Iran, Eastern Europe and China? Russia will play a critical role in geopolitics and globalization in the 21st century. No longer a superpower, it is still a superplayer.
  2. A Growing Confederacy Against Modern Israel (l) - Somalia is the latest nation to fall to the forces of radical Islam. Militant Muslims have also made advances elsewhere. Additionally, it's becoming clear that the Russians and the Chinese are acting against U.S. interests, even inviting Iran's leader to the Shanghai Cooperation Council meeting, while denying the United States observer status. Are we seeing a growing confederacy against the United States and Britain?
Scorn
  1. Laughter (l) - There are different types of laughter -- some to be enjoyed, and some to be avoided.
Scota
  1. Appendix 8: Gathelus, Scota and the Exodus (l) - We should examine this in greater detail -- particularly their connection to the time of Moses and the Exodus.
  2. Tea-Tephi or Scota? (l) - Concerning the names Tea, Tephi and Tamar, while they may refer to the same person at the time of Jeremiah, it is also possible that they do not. In favor is the fact that these names are sometimes linked together in old Irish poems.
Scotland
  1. Political Disappointment and Division (l) - What's wrong with our leadership? Is increasing political divide leading to national fragmentation and possible breakup?
  2. Scottish Vote Highlights UK Divisions (l) - On Sept. 18, 2014, Scotland's voters decided to remain a part of the United Kingdom -- at least for now. It was a long and emotional campaign. Deep divisions between Scotland and England were exposed. The union remains, but it has taken a beating.
  3. Appendix 11: Joseph of Arimathea and the Line of Nathan (l) - The Davidic line of kings that ruled over the ancient nation of Judah came through David's son Solomon. At the time of Judah's fall to the Babylonians in 586 B.C., this lineage, as explained in this publication, was continued by a transferal of the monarchy to Ireland.
  4. Three Overturns (l) - But couldn't the throne have been transferred elsewhere for a long time before being transferred to the British Isles? The indirect answer from prophecy seems to be no.
  5. The Scottish Question (l) - Scotland has voted to establish its own national parliament. What does this mean for the future of the United Kingdom?
Scots, Milesians
  1. Appendix 8: Gathelus, Scota and the Exodus (l) - We should examine this in greater detail -- particularly their connection to the time of Moses and the Exodus.
Scourging
  1. "Christ, Our Passover, Was Sacrificed for Us" (l) - The apostle Paul compared Jesus Christ to the lamb slain at Passover. At His last Passover with His disciples, Jesus told His followers to continue to partake of the Passover symbols of unleavened bread and wine as representative of His sacrifice. What are we to learn from these things?
Scripture
  1. How Should We Understand Scripture? (l) - All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work" (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
Scripture references
  1. How to Use Biblical Quotes and References (l) - Use of Bible references when studying the United Church of God Bible course.
Scriptures
  1. The Word of God (l) - The Old and New Testament are unified in revealing God's plan of salvation and the working out of that plan in human history.
  2. A Reminder (bsc10) (l) - Reminder to Bible students: look up the scriptures.
  3. How Sacrifices and Festivals Are Related (l) - What is the connection between sacrifices and God's festivals?
  4. The Sabbath in the Scriptures (l) - The Sabbath is mentioned 117 times in the Bible (King James). Christ's custom was to keep the Sabbath, as well as the apostles many years after His death. Not one scripture indicates that the Sabbath has been changed or abolished.
Scythians
  1. Appendix 4: The Colchis Connection (l) - Is it possible to identify Calcol or Chalcol as Cecrops of Athens and still relate his name to the people of Colchis?
  2. Appendix 8: Gathelus, Scota and the Exodus (l) - We should examine this in greater detail -- particularly their connection to the time of Moses and the Exodus.
  3. Who were the Milesians? (l) - Note that the Scythians from Spain were known as Milesians--a name replete throughout the Irish annals.
  4. The Mysterious Scythians Burst Into History (l) - Many historians have concluded that the Celts and Scythians have a common background.
  5. Celts and Scythians Linked by Archaeological Discoveries (l) - The archaeological evidence shows that the Celts and Scythians both freely shared and mingled. Russian and Eastern European excavations plainly reveal the blending of these two groups.
  6. The Geography of Celtic-Scythian Commerce (l) - Both the eastern Scythians and the western Celts had the waterways of the continent-the "highways" of that day-at their disposal for trade. And they used them effectively.
Sea
  1. "As the Waters..." (l) - This evil age will be transformed to what God initially intended at Eden. The "knowledge of the Lord" will be made available to all and, for the first time, being accepted on a grand scale by the descendants of Adam and Eve.
Sea gates
  1. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - Sep/Oct 2001 (l) - A brief synopsis of world events. September/October 2001
  2. 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?
  3. The Panama Canal: A Sea Gate Changes Hands (l) - The United States of America, will transfer ownership of the Panama Canal to Panama.
Seagulls
  1. Life Lessons From The Birds (l) - We can see many lessons for life in the things we see around us, but what lesson can we learn from the birds?
Sealed
  1. The 144,000--A Promise Kept (l) - The 144,000 reminds us that in His time and way, God cares for people who have spiritual integrity.
Seals
  1. In the News October 2010 (l) - News of interest to teens and young adults from a biblical perspective.
  2. Graphic: Timeline of End Time Events (l) - The book of Revelation describes Satan's wrath on God's people and God's judgment on humanity as seven seals. Additional passages in Matthew, Daniel and other books add further detail. By piecing together all of these references, we can create a timeline of end-time events, presented here. Feel free to print this chart and stow it in your Bible for reference.
Seals of Revelation
  1. 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.
Seasons of child rearing
  1. The Seasons of Parenting (l) - There are three seasons in raising children, and one final season that is our goal. Each season is a phase where a child needs a certain type of parenting.
Seasons of life
  1. Successfully Navigating the Seasons of Life (Part One of Three) (l) - Why did an eternal God create so many intricately woven temporal patterns to our universe? What are we, His creation, to learn from the cycles of life?
Second Adam
  1. 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.
Second chance
  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. Questions and Answers - Nov/Dec 2005 (l) - Do the Scriptures to support anyone getting a second chance for salvation once they are dead? The Good News magazine answers this reader's question.
Second commandment
  1. The Second Commandment: What Is God Like? (l) - The Second Commandment goes to the heart of our relationship with our Creator.
Second death
  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. Questions and Answers - Nov/Dec 2005 (l) - Do the Scriptures to support anyone getting a second chance for salvation once they are dead? The Good News magazine answers this reader's question.
  3. Is Hell Real? (l) - For Christians who believe in a God of love, the concept of an ongoing hell can be disturbing and difficult to understand. What the Bible truly teaches about hell may surprise you!
  4. Questions and Answers: "Will I Go to Heaven When I Die?" (l) - Look in Matthew 25:41,46 to see Jesus Christ's view on final judgment for the believers and the unbelievers. Jesus plainly declares an eternal punishment for the unbelievers and also that the righteous will live forever in heaven with God.
  5. Should We Want to Be Baptized With Fire? (l) - Some believe they need to receive a baptism of fire. Let's take a closer look at this passage.
  6. Bible Prophecy and You (l) - What is the reward God will give to His faithful servants? Most people assume that good people will go to heaven at death to be with God forever. But is this what the Bible teaches? In this study we'll examine what the Bible reveals about the amazing future God has planned for us.
Second generation
  1. Jacob: A Third-Generation Man of God (l) - If Jacob, grandson of Abraham and son of Isaac, were alive today, we might call him a third-generation Christian. What lessons does his story hold for young people today?
Second generation Christians
  1. 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.
Second reich
  1. Europe and the Church, Part 11: Germany's Dream of Conquest (l) - At the end of the Napoleonic Wars, the country of Germany did not even exist. But a century later it had risen to seriously challenge the greatest European empires and forever change the history of the world.
Second 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. 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?
  3. Questions and Answers - Nov/Dec 2005 (l) - Do the Scriptures to support anyone getting a second chance for salvation once they are dead? The Good News magazine answers this reader's question.
  4. The Universe and Beyond (l) - The plans, promises and prophecies of the Bible all lead to one thing--a potential almost beyond human comprehension! What does God have in store for you?
  5. 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?
  6. 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?
  7. How Will God Judge the World? (l) - Judgment remains one of the most misunderstood subjects in all the Bible. Many think of it almost wholly in terms of condemnation or damnation. But is that really how God will judge His human creation? On what basis will He render a final verdict?
  8. The Great White Throne Judgment: A Biblical Mystery Explained (l) - The book of Revelation describes a resurrection in which billions will be judged. How will Jesus Christ judge them? Will He consign them to an ever-burning hellfire or instead give them their first real opportunity for salvation?
  9. The Mystery of the Resurrections Mentioned in the Bible (l) - Does the resurrection from the dead seem like a mystery to you?
  10. 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.
  11. Jesus Christ and the Great White Throne Judgment (l) - What will happen to those who've died without understanding God's truth? Will they yet receive the opportunity to be saved? Or will they be tormented in hellfire forever after being condemned in the last judgment?
  12. The Eighth Day: Eternal Life Offered to All (l) - What does God have in mind for those who have never believed in Christ or understood any of God's truth? How does the Creator provide for them in His plan?
  13. 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.
  14. Are Those Who Commit Suicide Forever Condemned? (l) - The Bible relates examples of depression of various kinds. It shows that depression and related emotional problems can afflict both those who follow God and those who don't.
  15. Suicide: Escape, Road to Hell or Neither? (l) - A major question among Christians dealing with the tragic subject of suicide is whether or not the person's suffering continues after death in an ever-burning hell.
  16. No Man Left Behind (l) - Billons of men, women and children have lived and died without ever knowing the true God or His way of life. What happens to them? Are they condemned to an eternity of suffering in hellfire? Or does God have a plan in which no one is left behind?
  17. The Second Resurrection: Humanity's Opportunity for Salvation! (l) - How God plans to offer salvation to all who have every lived.
Second temple
  1. Is God's Temple Under Construction? (l) - Scripture indicates that before the return of Jesus Christ, a new temple is to be built in Jerusalem. But is a grand temple of God already under construction? Does it involve you?
Second tithe
  1. The Better Travel Plan (l) - God set up a financial system that allows us to have maximum enjoyment while keeping His annual Feast of Tabernacles.
  2. Take a Vacation from the World - Part 1 (l) - Learn how God provides spiritually oriented time off for you and your family.
Secret knowledge
  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?
Secret, the
  1. Do You Know the Real Secret? (l) - Could you be affected by a popular but deceptive New Age teaching? What's at the heart of The Secret and The Law of Attraction? Does the Bible offer any insight and guidance?
Secrets
  1. Seven Truths From Jesus Christ About the Real Secret: The Kingdom of God (l) - Jesus called descriptions of the way to enter the Kingdom of God and its principles "mysteries" - secrets or hidden truths most people don't understand.
  2. Is It Ok To Have Secrets? (l) - Everybody has secrets, and the Bible tells us that this is okay, especially when it comes to private matters and confidences that others share with us
Secular humanism
  1. Secular Humanism: Between the Ideal and the Lie (l) - Recent U.S. elections showed a nation strongly and sometimes bitterly divided over many issues, not least the basic direction of the country. What's behind the battle? The seeds were sown long ago.
  2. Our War of Worldviews (l) - This war of worldviews has grave implications for all of us, because ultimately it comes down to whose values and standards will guide and govern our lives.
  3. Divine Creation or Happy Accident - the Debate Continues (l) - The philosophy of secular humanism is the leading belief system in entertainment, journalism and science.
Secular premises
  1. Is There a Biblical Economics? Part One (l) - Are you challenging yourself to "Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ?" (Colossians 2:8)
Secularism
  1. The Arab awakening and Islamic fundamentalism (l) - The unrest that began with Tunisia in December 2010 has spread to many other Middle Eastern countries. Other despotic rulers may well fall in addition to those already forced from power. But will we witness the emergence of secularist democracies supporting the West, as many hope? Or will the era of autocratic rulers in the Middle East morph into an Islamist confederation spanning the region?
  2. Glossary (bsc1) (l) - Glossary of some Biblical terms.
  3. (l) - Today a vital ingredient is sorely missing in our modern lives. We simply are not coping with all the stresses of the age. Our human mechanism -- brain and body -- is breaking down under the strain. The spread of godless secularism has taken a heavy toll on society.
  4. Values Turned Upside Down in a Generation's Time (l) - A major movement is underway to redefine "family". A militant secularism prevails in our society today.
  5. Seeing the World Scene Realistically (l) - The historic continuum and religious war between militant Islam and secularism.
Secure women
  1. (l) - Does it really make any difference whether we are modest or not? Surprisingly to many, God's Word does give us guidelines on this important subject that work in the 21st century.
Security
  1. Your Job and the "Joseph Effect" (l) - God gives us a wonderful promise about security. We are promised that regardless of our circumstances, God has not abandoned us.
  2. Are You Protected by the Ultimate Security System? (l) - We live in a dangerous world. Threats to our safety and security are growing. Is there a way to ensure that you and your family are always protected?
  3. Assault on Facebook! (l) - Facebook receives more than one billion logins each day.
  4. Warnings to the West (l) - Rising "lone wolf" Islamist attacks against the West should compel us to learn the importance of seeking true security.
  5. Extreme building security (l) - A prophecy in Zechariah 8:4-5 foretells: "This is what the Lord Almighty says: 'Once again men and women of ripe old age will sit in the streets of Jerusalem, each of them with cane in hand because of their age. The city streets will be filled with boys and girls playing there'" (New International Version.)
  6. Freedom Measured Against Security (l) - How valuable is freedom when an individual can cause so much harm working alone?
  7. Are Christians Once Saved, Always Saved? (l) - Does the Bible teach the doctrine of "once saved, always saved"? Can it be proven from Scripture?
  8. Relying on God in an Uncertain World! (l) - The apostle James also reminds us that we "do not know what will happen tomorrow". His sobering declaration underlines the natural state of our material world. It is an uncertain world.
Security Council
  1. Is There "Just Cause" for Nations to Intervene in the Affairs of Other Nations? (l) - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon considers Iran to be as dangerous as Iraq and a "center of world terror." Why should this be so?
  2. 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?
Security, democratic
  1. Different Elections -- Same Issues (l) - Outside the United States, the same issues confront candidates in other elections.
Security, finding
  1. When Will Suffering Cease? (l) - In this 'present evil age' (Galatians 1:4) God is allowing human beings to learn important lessons. He wants mankind to know that sin produces horrible consequences and that we have brought much grief on ourselves by rejecting His instructions.
Security, homeland
  1. The Missing Dimension in Homeland Security (l) - Homeland security instantly became the #1 priority of the Bush administration on Sept. 11, 2001. With the creation of the massive Homeland Security Department, concerns of safekeeping continue to be the primary focus of the American government. Are you aware of national security's most important aspect? The lack of this element immediately compromises the safety of any country.
See God
  1. We Shall See Him as He Is (l) - Our future God-given, immortal bodies will enable us to experience God in fullness once and forever.
Seeds
  1. The Seed Savers (l) - People all over the world save the seeds of their favorite fruits and vegetables. As important as this is, the role of spiritual seed savers is even more valuable.
Seek God
  1. Wise Men Will Seek Him (l) - The need for wisdom is one of the great themes of the Bible. And being wise leads inescapably to one course of action -- seeking God!
Seeking God
  1. Your Invitation to Believe the Gospel (l) - When Jesus talked about the gospel, He meant good news for you. He invites you to not only enjoy the world's best news yourself, but to help spread it!
  2. Proverbs: Where Do You Seek Wisdom? (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
Seeking God's will
  1. But I've Prayed About It! (l) - Before a prayer is answered, there may be more required.
Seeking lost
  1. 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.
Self
  1. You've Got to Stand for Something! (l) - Many today have embraced tolerance for everything, mistakenly thinking they haven't taken a stand. But no stand is often also a stand. How can you decide what you will stand for?
Self centeredness
  1. It's Really Not About Me (l) - Sometimes, when we look at ourselves, we may not like what we see.
Self control
  1. Self-Control: Governing Your Life by the Power of God (l) - In this series of articles on the fruit of the Spirit, we have come to the last of the nine virtues -- self-control. Of all the things we have to govern in this life, self is often our greatest challenge!
  2. The Meek (l) - A word we know, but may find difficulty defining: "meek"
  3. Anger Explosion (l) - If you notice a pattern of anger in your life, you have the opportunity to learn how to control it.
  4. Proverbs: Wise People Remain Calm (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  5. The Fruit of the Spirit (l) - Conversion should produce the fruits of the Spirit: "love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control".
Self deception
  1. Our Sinful Nature (l) - As human beings, we prefer to do things our own way. As a result we can easily develop, either consciously or unconsciously, resentment toward God's authority over us.
Self esteem
  1. Editorial: Self-Esteem or Self-Worth? (l) - In February of 2007, five psychologists turned the tables on the popular perception that the self-esteem movement has been good for us.
Self examination
  1. The Importance of Repentance (l) - Thorough self-examination is essential if our repentance is to be genuine.
  2. Trial by Tile (l) - A small cleaning job turned into a big repair job ... and a reminder of something deeper.
Self focus
  1. Easily Offended? Here's How to Get Over It (l) - Unfortunately, people sometimes say and do things that are careless, blunt, insensitive or even mean-spirited. While we can't control the intentions or behavior of others, we can determine how we will act. We can choose to not be offended.
Self harm
  1. Self-harm, Cutting and Demons (l) - The prevalence of self-harm through cutting is increasing rapidly in this evil age
Self improvement
  1. 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.
Self respect
  1. 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!
Self righteousness
  1. Learning From the Suffering of Job (l) - The suffering of a man named Job explains much about why character is more important in God's eyes than the discomfort and pain we experience in this life.
Self sacrifice
  1. Kindness: From the Heart to the Helping Hand (l) - God's nature is that of incredible loving-kindness toward all people. And He will kindly help His followers cultivate the much-needed fruit of godly kindness.
  2. Giving, Receiving and Gratitude (l) - Sometimes we are surprised by what influences us in our lives and what can really put us in awe.
Self will
  1. Introduction - Christ's Reign on Earth (l) - In the beginning of mankind's history our ancestors had a decision to make--a choice between God's way and their own way.
Self, new
  1. Growing to Spiritual Maturity (l) - This growth process involves overpowering the pulls of the flesh, replacing them with the character of Christ. Where do we begin?
Self-control
  1. Proverbs: Slow to Anger (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
Self-destructiveness
  1. An Unseen Evil Influence (l) - The world is predicted to be a dangerous place at the time of the end. We will be brought to the brink of extinction. But why do people think and act in such self-destructive ways? Is another factor -- one that few recognize -- at work influencing human behavior?
Self-healing surface
  1. In the News... July 2009 (l) - In the news - July 2009.
Self-help books
  1. How Can We Make Life Work? (l) - Some people recognize that living God's way holds great promise "of the life . . . which is to come." Far fewer understand that living a godly life also has benefits in "the life that now is"--that is, our present physical lives.
Self-identity
  1. Who Are You? (l) - Every day we see people trying to discover their personal identity through plastic surgery or facial injections, meaningless sexual liaisons or by buying into the latest fads. How can you be at peace with yourself?
Self-sacrifice
  1. Ants (l) - Ants are a nuisance we all deal with at times. Yet there's a lot we as Christians can learn from the little ant.
Self-willed
  1. 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.
Selfishness
  1. Life Lessons From The Birds (l) - We can see many lessons for life in the things we see around us, but what lesson can we learn from the birds?
  2. Giving, Receiving and Gratitude (l) - Sometimes we are surprised by what influences us in our lives and what can really put us in awe.
  3. Selfishness or Life (l) - Human history is a story of mostly failed relationships. Most of mankind's problems have been and are caused by one simple word: selfishness.
Semiramis
  1. Who Started It? (l) - Who started Yuletide worship of Sun, mother and child?
Semitic language
  1. Arabic -- the Semitic Language of the Arabs (l) - The cultural, intellectual and social mindset of a people has its roots in language.
Sennacherib
  1. When History and Prophecy Converge (l) - What happens when key events of history have a connection to Bible prophecy? The result is a better appreciation for God's guiding hand in all of history.
  2. The Early Kings of Judah--Miraculous Deliverance (l) - In the last two editions of The Good News, we covered the history of the kings of Israel after the northern 10 tribes broke ties with the kingdom of Judah, comprised of two tribes in the south. We now turn to see what archaeology has revealed about the kings of Judah during this time.
Sense of community
  1. Making Sense of a Fragmenting World (l) - Terrorist alerts...war with Iraq...the "axis of evil." How can we make sense of it all?
Sense of direction
  1. Does Life Have Greater Meaning and Purpose? (l) - Most people don't have the understanding that God is involved with mankind and that He has a plan for us. To be at peace, human beings must realize what God has in mind for them.
Senseless violence
  1. Senseless Violence Rises With 'Knockout' Game (l) - The games of youth are the training ground for adult behavior. What do violent "Knockout" games mean for the future?
Sensitive
  1. Easily Offended? Here's How to Get Over It (l) - Unfortunately, people sometimes say and do things that are careless, blunt, insensitive or even mean-spirited. While we can't control the intentions or behavior of others, we can determine how we will act. We can choose to not be offended.
Separating from the herd
  1. Assembly Required (l) - It often comes easy to skip church services, but what does God require?
Separation of church and state
  1. The U.S. Supreme Court: Presidential Decisions Impact National Morality (l) - The president's appointments to the Supreme Court may prove more important in the long run than trying to root out and find terrorists.
  2. Intelligent Design v. Evolution: The Latest Battle in the Culture Wars (l) - How will the ruling against teaching intelligent design in science classrooms in Dover, Pennsylvania, affect education throughout the United States?
  3. Separation of Church and State? (l) - Some people believe that the U.S. Constitution forbids any connection between religion and government - or, as it's popularly known, separation of church and state. American history, however, clearly proves otherwise.
Sept 11
  1. Am I My Brother's Keeper? (l) - We all want to do good -- we want to think we would be the one to step up when needed. But often we find ourselves bowing out, when we should be stepping up.
  2. Where Were You on That September Day? (l) - As we look back a decade later, where were you when the United States suffered the biggest terrorist attack in its history? Where was the nation"and where are we today?
September 11
  1. A Decade After 9/11: Where Is America Headed? (l) - After years of military engagement abroad and severe economic woes, the United States is preparing to retrench, its power and influence set to diminish.
  2. Where Were You on That September Day? (l) - As we look back a decade later, where were you when the United States suffered the biggest terrorist attack in its history? Where was the nation"and where are we today?
  3. America After 9/11: On the Hinge of History (l) - The events of Sept. 11, 2001, shook the entire world. The world had changed, though exactly how wouldn't be known for some time. Now, 10 years later, it's evident we may be on a hinge of history.
  4. Will God Continue to Bless America? If Not, Why Not? (l) - After the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, many Americans, including people of faith, continue to ask, "Why did God let this happen?" A year later, let's reflect on the terrorist attacks and their aftermath from a biblical perspective.
  5. What Lies Ahead for America? (l) - The world stood transfixed in the wake of a carefully planned series of hijackings that destroyed the world trade center, crippled the Pentagon and took the lives for more than 5,000 men women and children. On a sunny September morning, the world dramatically changed. What is the long term significance?
  6. Running Toward the Flame (l) - On September 11, the powerful message of a fireman. That voice is now silenced, but hopefully the thought still lives inside me as I move toward a different type of flame, knowing why and for whom I live. When the smoke clears from this particular tragedy, I must be prepared to move step by step in one direction. Up!
  7. A Little Help in a Big Storm (l) - An outpouring of concern brings a community together in distant Newfoundland after the tragic events in New York.
  8. 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.
  9. (l) - How America should seek God's will.
  10. America's Good Samaritans: Selfless Sacrifice and Heroism (l) - Not since Pearl Harbor has the United States experienced such a shock of national proportions as it received on Sept 11. Yet out of the rubble and carnage rose a multitude of Good Samaritans. Some sacrificed their lives. Others gave unmeasured comfort to the wounded and brokenhearted. All left us unforgettable examples.
  11. How Strong Is Your Tea Bag? (l) - It's been said, "You never know how strong a tea bag is until you put it in hot water." On Sept. 11, 2001, America came to that boiling point.
  12. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - May/Jun 2002 (l) - A brief synopsis of world events. May/June 2002
  13. (l) - The changing world order. December 2001.
  14. One Year After Sept. 11: What Have We Learned? (l) - September ll should be seen, above all, as a warning - a call to national repentance.
  15. What Do You Know -- and What Will You Do? (l) - While America slept, the nation was caught unprepared for the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. Some have questioned how much advance information the government had -- and whether that could have prevented the terrorist attack. But there is a larger question to consider: What does it take for a people to awaken to the urgency of the times?
  16. What Do We Do Now? (l) - In the wake of the war with international terrorism and the subsequent Allied response, a new kind of protracted conflict is shaping up. We are threatened with the shadows of an apocalypse of long duration. How do we cope?
  17. Spiritual Warfare Behind the Scenes (l) - Deeply entrenched religious issues are at the heart of the war on terrorism. They are inflamed by a power greater than either the worldwide terrorist network or the combined military might of the United States, Britian the rest of NATO and Russia. You need to understand what that power is.
  18. Generations in Crisis (l) - The watershed events of Sept. 11, 2001, changed our world. But what specific changes should we be noticing?
  19. What Do You Know -- And What Will You Do About It? (l) - America was caught unprepared for the Sept. ll attacks. What does it take for a people to awaken to the urgency of the times.
Septuagint
  1. 'Church' and 'Congregation' in the Scriptures (l) - The Church of God, the term most generally applied to God's people in English translations of the New Testament, is the body of people who are special to God because they obey His Word and accept His Son, Jesus Christ, as the Messiah.
Sequoia
  1. Lessons From the Mighty Sequoia (l) - Some fascinating details about these wonders of nature provide striking spiritual lessons.
Seraphim
  1. Different Kinds of Angels (l) - Are all angels alike? Scripture reveals several different kinds of angels, including cherubim, seraphim and several other kinds of spirit beings. What are they like?
Serbia
  1. Balkan Vortex of Violence Threatens Kosovo (l) - Some 10 years ago Serbian troops invaded the mostly Muslim province of Kosovo. After U.S. air strikes and NATO intervention, the United Nations began administering the province. But the UN mandate recently expired and Kosovo threatens to declare full independence from Serbia. The behavior of Balkan countries continues to perplex the Western world. Will many more innocent lives be lost in their seemingly futile quest for a stable and peaceful existence? What is the only lasting solution?
  2. 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.
  3. Crisis In Kosovo - A Mixture of Iron and Clay? (l) - The Balkans has a long and complex history. What is the story behind the headlines?
  4. (l) - Europe is a patchwork quilt of ethnic groups, many demanding their own independence. The European makes their independence possible.
  5. The Balkans: A Violent Century (l) - The battle for the Balkans. Where is it leading? Why are the Balkans such a trouble spot? What's behind the current conflict?
  6. To Tell the Truth (l) - It will be difficult for some people to acknowledge the unsavory truth about their nation's sins.
  7. Any Room at the Inn? (l) - Would I have opened my door to save the life of another person?
  8. The Real Victors in Kosovo (l) - Everyone involved in the strange Kosovo conflict is claiming victory-except its chief victims, the Albanians.
Serial monogamy
  1. Dating Dos and Don'ts (l) - Everyone knows that in most cultures dating is a prelude to marriage. But what many don't know is that how we date greatly influences the kind of marriage we will have.
Serice activities
  1. Life on Campus: Godly Service Is More Than Membership (l) - Getting involved in service activities and organizations while in college, in addition to serving in our local church congregations, helps lay the foundation for lifelong service.
Sermon on the mount
  1. Lessons From the Beatitudes (l) - Sometimes referred to as the "beautiful attitudes," the Beatitudes offer a study of the qualities and characteristics the "blessed of God" must develop.
  2. The Good News of the Kingdom of God (l) - The Bible proclaims a consistent message from beginning to end concerning the Kingdom of God, a message delivered throughout the ages by God's servants.
Serpent
  1. Surviving the Serpent - Part One (l) - Many people have a natural fear of snakes, but what lessons can we learn from the serpent?
  2. Surviving the Serpent - Part Two (l) - Encountering a serpent today can be risky, but there will come a time when that will change.
Serpent and Eve
  1. The Choice: Which Way of Life? (l) - The prophecy of a promised Seed starts a thread that runs throughout the Bible. It is God's firm promise of a Savior, a King who will rule with righteousness and bring peace and salvation to all.
Serpents
  1. What Do You Mean: Wise and Harmless? (l) - Wolves? Snakes? Doves? What was Jesus trying to tell us?
Servant
  1. Do You Want to Join the Club? (l) - There are groups or clubs set up for just about everything in life. All have leaders, and many people seek those positions. But which position should we strive for?
Servants
  1. Entertainment Impact and the "Downton Effect" (l) - Television series has far reaching influence on viewers.
Service
  1. The Watchman as Servant (l) - The role of a watchman as so often described in the Bible.
  2. Do You Want to Join the Club? (l) - There are groups or clubs set up for just about everything in life. All have leaders, and many people seek those positions. But which position should we strive for?
  3. Spiritual Lessons in Foot Washing (l) - Christ washed His disciples' feet and told us to do likewise. What lessons can we learn from this practice?
  4. True Values of Young Manhood (l) - How does a boy become a real man — the kind of man so badly needed in today's society?
  5. Thoughtful Service (l) - What lessons can we learn on the job?
  6. Lessons From Matthew 25:34 (l) - Do we really understand what God expects when He says we are to serve one another?
  7. Visiting Widows and Widowers in Their Affliction (l) - What can we do to help someone who has lost a loved one? Here are some practical and biblical solutions.
  8. One Moment in Time (l) - Be ready, be on the alert, to be involved and to do what one can do, whatever one's part, when the need arises.
  9. Running Better Than Ever (l) - In many ways, Kip Keino,is still way ahead of the pack. As he looks forward to reaching his present finish line, his example sites the familiar millennial refrain of Isaiah 30:21,"this is the way, walk you in it."
  10. My Service Was a Waste! (l) - Have you ever felt that what you tried to do to serve others turned out to be a waste? It's easy to get weary doing good. Is it really worth it?
  11. An Act of Kindness (l) - The importance of your example to others.
  12. In the Shadow of Death (l) - Don't place a time limit on grief. Some people may be healing well after a year. Some may never heal entirely. How you can help those who have lost loved ones.
  13. A Heart of Flesh (l) - We all want to be there for grieving friends. Having the heart to make the right choice - and knowing practical things to do - can enable us to help our friends through their darkest moments.
  14. A Century of Service From the Last Empress (l) - We can learn a lesson in leadership from a beloved lady -- Britain's queen mother.
Service is rewarding
  1. You're Never Too Young to Serve! (l) - "You're too young..." Most teens hear these words quite often. "You're too young too drive," "You're too young to drink," "You're to young to have a job,"etc. But there is one thing that a young person is never too young to do -- serve!
Service projects
  1. Serving in Thailand (l) - Teaching in exotic Thailand for a year brought unexpected challenges and personal changes. The experience gave us broader perspectives and deeper insights into other cultures, ourselves and God's way.
Service to God
  1. Preparing a People (l) - The Church Jesus built is commissioned not only to feed His sheep, as He commanded, but to prepare these followers for greater works of service to God, their families, their communities and their fellow man. Jesus placed great emphasis on serving others (Matthew 20:26-28).
Serving
  1. What Are They Thinking of Me? (l) - Making a good first impression is about more than your appearance - it's about giving!
  2. What Does Jesus Want From You? (l) - If you believe Jesus truly was the Son of God, do you know what He wants you to do? And what He wants to do for you?
  3. Marital Happiness: The Choice Is Up to You! (l) - With so many people wanting instant gratification, it's no wonder so many marriages end in divorce. Are we expecting more from our husband or wife than we're willing to give? Can happy marriages simply be a matter of choice?
  4. Am I My Brother's Keeper? (l) - We all want to do good -- we want to think we would be the one to step up when needed. But often we find ourselves bowing out, when we should be stepping up.
  5. What's the Key to Real Leadership? (l) - Everywhere we look we see a great need for real leadership. But what is real leadership? What is its foundation? Can someone be a good leader without displaying real leadership?
  6. Life on Campus: Godly Service Is More Than Membership (l) - Getting involved in service activities and organizations while in college, in addition to serving in our local church congregations, helps lay the foundation for lifelong service.
  7. Serving in the Middle East (l) - God's intent is to have His people live what they believe and not merely preach it.
  8. Preparing for Womanhood (l) - With so many varying ideas about what being a woman means, many are confused about what qualities are important. What does God say?
  9. Add Some Service to Your Summer (l) - Finding ways to serve others this summer can be a very rewarding and fun activity. Let's look at three areas where you can personally get involved. Discover how to serve within your regular routine. Service opportunities are all around us!
  10. Being a Good Neighbor to Others (l) - A sincere interest in caring for and serving others is essential to the godly way of life.
  11. Till We Meet in That Better Kingdom (l) - "I have done what I could" should describe what Christians need to be about, till we meet in that "better Kingdom."
  12. The Disappearing Art of Hospitality (l) - Hospitality is well on its way out. But understanding what hospitality is-and-isn't-may help you recapture the spirit of hospitality.
  13. What Is Real Christian Fellowship? (l) - Fellowship can be a key to spiritual growth -- or a stumbling block. Here are KEYS to positive Christian fellowship!
  14. God Values Everyone -- Do We? (l) - Why not look around for a way to help those in need? Many foundations and non-profit organizations that serve people with disabilities would be happy to hear from you. Special Olympics is a wonderful organization that is always appreciative to have volunteers for activities and track meets.
  15. Serving as a Congregation (l) - When an entire congregation bands together to serve someone, it can be very inspiring both to the congregation and to person being served.
  16. Through Their Eyes (l) - How can we escape Satan's negative mentality and become as little (as yet untainted) children?
  17. You Can Make a Difference! (l) - Make a difference in the lives of people and actively fulfill an important Christian obligation to help. Do not look away from the needy.
  18. God Hasn't Told Me to Leave (l) - "Haiti" can be a state of mind. Life can seem out of control, threatening to overwhelm you. And, right now, all you know is that you want a "one-way ticket" out of despair.
  19. Serving in Thailand (l) - Teaching in exotic Thailand for a year brought unexpected challenges and personal changes. The experience gave us broader perspectives and deeper insights into other cultures, ourselves and God's way.
  20. The Greatest Humanitarian Cause (l) - Do you have trouble with prayer? How should we pray? For what should we pray? What lessons should we learn from prayer? Let's consider Christ's lesson on the subject.
  21. You're Never Too Young to Serve! (l) - "You're too young..." Most teens hear these words quite often. "You're too young too drive," "You're too young to drink," "You're to young to have a job,"etc. But there is one thing that a young person is never too young to do -- serve!
  22. Why I Serve at United Youth Camps (l) - Each year around 400 staff positions at United Youth Camps are filled by volunteers, including many young adults. United Youth Camps owe them a debt of gratitude for their willing service. Here are a few responses from young adults to the question of why they take the time off from work or classes and volunteer their time to serve at camp.
Serving at camp
  1. Why I Serve at United Youth Camps (l) - Each year around 400 staff positions at United Youth Camps are filled by volunteers, including many young adults. United Youth Camps owe them a debt of gratitude for their willing service. Here are a few responses from young adults to the question of why they take the time off from work or classes and volunteer their time to serve at camp.
Serving guests
  1. Keep It Simple, Warm and Cozy (l) - For the most part, entertaining was something I endured - rather than enjoyed - until I learned several basic lessons.
Serving through hospitality
  1. The Disappearing Art of Hospitality (l) - Hospitality is well on its way out. But understanding what hospitality is-and-isn't-may help you recapture the spirit of hospitality.
Set a standard
  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?
Set apart
  1. "Be Holy for I Am Holy" (l) - God tells us we are to be holy. But what does that really mean?
Set free
  1. Joseph, Jesus and Me (l) - What do Christians today have in common with those who came before us?
Seth
  1. Answers from Genesis - Part 5 (l) - The book of Genesis is known as the book of origins. Here are more frequently asked questions about it.
Seti
  1. No Excuses (l) - The evidence is mounting that there is only one valid scientific explanation for our existence.
  2. Seeking human survival in outer space (l) - Some scientists have envisioned Mars being reengineered to be habitable like earth.
Setting apart
  1. Is the laying on of hands necessary for us to receive the Holy Spirit? (l) - The Bible gives us a clear answer. Paul came upon some believers in Ephesus who had been baptized by no less than John the Baptist. Yet they had not received the Holy Spirit for two reasons. One is that they did not have the laying on of hands. The other was that they apparently did not fully understand the Christian way of life, the covenant into which one enters through baptism.
Seven churches
  1. The Book of Revelation: History and Prophecy (l) - Many people view Revelation, sometimes called the Apocalypse, as a mysterious book of strange symbols and images. Yet is has a clear and definite historical background.
Seven feasts
  1. God's Blueprint of Salvation Revealed (l) - God designed seven distinct annual festivals that together portray a system of salvation for all humankind. This amazing knowledge can change your life now and forever.
Seven revivals
  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.
Seven seals
  1. The End Time in the Book of Revelation (l) - The end time in the Book of Revelation.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Bible Prophecy and You (9/2018) (l) - Armageddon and the Day of the Lord. What does Bible prophecy tell us about Armageddon and the Day of the Lord? What do they mean, and how do they fit into end-time events?
Seven seals of Revelation
  1. The End Time in the Book of Revelation (l) - The end time in the Book of Revelation.
Seven trumpets
  1. The Day of the Lord Finally Arrives (l) - The seven trumpets of Revelation provide us with a summary of what will happen during the time known as the Day of the Lord.
Seven-day week
  1. Why the Western World Uses an Awkward Calendar (l) - Many have attempted to change the calendar in common use, due to peculiarities that complicate trade and commerce. Yet through all attempts to alter the calendar, God has seen to it that the seven-day week cycle was preserved.
Seventh day
  1. Genesis 1 and the Days of Creation (l) - Did you know that no piece of ancient history is more scientifically grounded than the book of Genesis, including its description of the 24-hour days of creation?
  2. The Sabbath Day (l) - A Sabbath rest remains for mankind, as confirmed through the living example of Jesus Christ and His followers.
  3. Jesus Christ and the Sabbath (l) - Jesus Christ is our Lord and Master (Philippians 2:9-11). He also proclaimed that He is "Lord of the Sabbath" (Mark 2:28), so we should follow His example in observing the Sabbath -- and all God's commandments -- in the way that He taught and lived.
  4. 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. "
  5. What Is 'the Lord's Day'? (l) - Shows us the error of understanding "the Lord's Day" as Sunday, the first day of the week.
Seventh seal
  1. The End Time in the Book of Revelation (l) - The end time in the Book of Revelation.
  2. 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.
Seventh trumpet
  1. The Seventh Trumpet - the Return of Jesus Christ (l) - Paul wrote in 1 Thessalonians 4:17Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. about the resurrection and glorification of Christ's followers at His return. 1 Thessalonians 4:16For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: shows that this will occur when Christ descends from heaven with a mighty shout and the great sound of a trumpet. This is no secret event.
Seventy weeks prophecy
  1. Prophesied: The Exact Year the Messiah Would Appear (l) - An amazing prophecy in Daniel 9:25 gives the specific year the Messiah would appear. The angel Gabriel revealed this information to Daniel approximately 580 years before its fulfillment.
Sex
  1. 'Why Have You Made Me Like This?' (l) - Some things we can and should change about ourselves. Other things we didn't choose and can't change, no matter how we try. How should we deal with the way we're made?
  2. Why Isn't Sex Safe? (l) - An estimated 45 million people in the United States are infected with genital herpes. The number is growing by a million new cases a year. This year one in four sexually active teens will contract a sexually transmitted disease. Young people are encouraged to practice "safe sex"--but is there such a thing?
  3. A Tale of Two TV Commercials (l) - It's ironic that in an age when knowledge is exploding, we choose to remain so clueless about one of the basic functions of life -- sex.
  4. God's Guide to Sex (l) - Everyone knows about the similarities between animal and human sexuality, but what about the differences? And what are the implications of those differences?
  5. "Friends With Benefits" What's the Problem? (l) - The expression "friends with benefits" refers to the relationship where a guy and girl who are friends socialize, share companionship at times and have regular sex with "no strings attached".
  6. Sex and the Young Christian (l) - Sex sells in the popular culture, and many young Christians are buying. But outside the right context, sex brings consequences. What does the One who designed sex say on the matter?
  7. What If You've Made a Mistake? (l) - When it comes to sex, people make mistakes -- both premarital and extramarital. Sometimes after making a sexual mistake, people will reason that since they've already committed the sin, they may as well continue doing so. This is faulty thinking.
  8. Sex, Sin and the Pursuit of Purity (l) - What you can do to flee wrong thinking and influences and strongly pursue a life of true, godly purity?
  9. The Gift of Sex (l) - Sex is a beautiful gift from God. But when misused, it can bring tragic consequences.
  10. The High Cost of Ignorance (l) - Throughout the Bible are priceless laws and principles that would save millions of lives every year.
  11. Same-Sex Marriage: Does It Meet With God's Approval? (l) - The gay agenda is steadily gaining ground in Western nations, with same-sex marriage finding acceptance. But what does the Bible say -- and why? And what's at the root of same-sex attraction?
  12. The Dark Shadow Over Illicit Sex (l) - Statistics show that the only really safe sex is between two committed married people.
  13. Sex Is Intended for Pleasure (l) - A loving sexual relatioship is one of the benefits of marriage. God views the married sexual relationship as beautiful.
  14. 10 Million AIDS Orphans: A Disaster for Africa (l) - AIDS has taken a terrible toll and the plague is far from over. What will stop the horror?
  15. Questions and Answers - Sep/Oct 2002 (l) - Questions concerning marriage, sex, and the media
  16. (l) - Here are some letters from readers of the Good News magazine regarding subjects like marriage, divorce, our destiny, diversity, and political correctness.
  17. God's Purpose for Sex and Marriage (l) - When and how did sex and marriage originate and for what purpose?
Sex and abortion
  1. Sex and the Young Christian (l) - Sex sells in the popular culture, and many young Christians are buying. But outside the right context, sex brings consequences. What does the One who designed sex say on the matter?
Sex and divorce
  1. Sex and the Young Christian (l) - Sex sells in the popular culture, and many young Christians are buying. But outside the right context, sex brings consequences. What does the One who designed sex say on the matter?
Sex and God
  1. God's Guide to Sex (l) - Everyone knows about the similarities between animal and human sexuality, but what about the differences? And what are the implications of those differences?
Sex and pleasure
  1. Sex Is Intended for Pleasure (l) - A loving sexual relatioship is one of the benefits of marriage. God views the married sexual relationship as beautiful.
Sex and the Bible
  1. God's Guide to Sex (l) - Everyone knows about the similarities between animal and human sexuality, but what about the differences? And what are the implications of those differences?
Sex and violence
  1. Accepting the Unacceptable (l) - What we see and hear can change who we are.
Sex and youth
  1. Sexual Myths, Sexual Reality (l) - Everyone knows that God created us as sexual beings. We also know that young people face tremendous pressures regarding sex. But who explains how and when a young person can best awaken his or her sexuality?
  2. Hooking Up and Losing Out (l) - A growing number of American college women are "hooking up" with college men, seeking out sexual encounters with no strings attached. What are they looking for--and what are they getting? They profess a deep spirituality, so why are they rejecting religion?
Sex before marriage
  1. Sexual Myths, Sexual Reality (l) - Everyone knows that God created us as sexual beings. We also know that young people face tremendous pressures regarding sex. But who explains how and when a young person can best awaken his or her sexuality?
  2. The Biblical Solution for Africa's Biggest Crisis (l) - At the recent International AIDS Conference held in Bangkok, Thailand, delegates repeatedly condemned abstinence programs. The African continent has been particularly devastated by AIDS. Interestingly, abstinence programs are the only ones that are really working there.
  3. Stacking the Ultimate Relationship (l) - Puzzled about relationships, love and marriage? For keys to understanding, take a new look at a child's favorite toy!
  4. 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?
  5. The Dating Debate (l) - With all the bad results, should a Christian give up on dating altogether? Or is there a better way?
  6. Virginity: Is It Worth It? (l) - Many people mistakenly think everyone is having sex before marriage, but the facts show otherwise -- with good cause.
Sex boxes
  1. 72 Hours to Chaos (l) - What do times of disaster teach us about ourselves and society? Is our moral center what it ought to be?
Sex consequences
  1. Unintended Consequences vs. Intended Rewards (l) - Most young people have been advised to forgo premarital sex in order to avoid pregnancy and STDs (sexually transmitted diseases). Now, according to new reports, there are more reasons for following this godly advice.
Sex education
  1. Why Isn't Sex Safe? (l) - An estimated 45 million people in the United States are infected with genital herpes. The number is growing by a million new cases a year. This year one in four sexually active teens will contract a sexually transmitted disease. Young people are encouraged to practice "safe sex"--but is there such a thing?
Sex for pleasure
  1. Was Sex Intended Solely for Procreation? (l) - The Bible does not prohibit sexual relations within marriage purely for pleasure. Indeed, it encourages such union.
Sex in marriage
  1. Choose Your Love Story (l) - God's beautiful picture of sexuality is for us to refrain from having sex until we are married and then to only enjoy sex with the person to whom we are married.
  2. 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.
  3. Was Sex Intended Solely for Procreation? (l) - The Bible does not prohibit sexual relations within marriage purely for pleasure. Indeed, it encourages such union.
  4. God's Instruction Manual for Marriage (l) - When it comes to putting together a marriage, many couples have used the same approach. They do it without bothering to read the instructions. Sadly, the result is that many marriages aren't working.
Sex in UK
  1. World News & Trends Sept. 2009 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. September 2009.
Sex myths
  1. Sexual Myths, Sexual Reality (l) - Everyone knows that God created us as sexual beings. We also know that young people face tremendous pressures regarding sex. But who explains how and when a young person can best awaken his or her sexuality?
Sex outside marriage
  1. Is Homosexuality Acceptable to God? (l) - The acceptance of homosexuality as an equally valid lifestyle is rapidly growing in Western culture. Yet God tells us that sex was designed for only one relationship--within marriage, exclusively between a man and a woman.
Sex slavery
  1. World News Review July 1999 (l) - World news - July 1999
  2. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - May/Jun 2001 (l) - A brief synopsis of world events. May/June 2001
Sex, consequences of premarital
  1. The Tiny Pill That Changed the World (l) - Forty-five years ago few could have foreseen how this medical innovation could have so dramatically shaped modern society.
Sex, extramarital
  1. World News Review Dec 2002 (l) - World news review. December 2002.
Sex, meaning in
  1. Getting off the Sexual Merry-Go-Round (l) - Millions of people have found themselves caught up in the lies promised by the sexual revolution, finding that it brought only heartache and pain. If you're one of its victims, what can you do to start over?
Sex, premarital
  1. The Perfect Support System (l) - Coping with teen pregnancy is hard - premarital sex and children out of wedlock being against the purpose of marriage and family. But there is help to go forward.
  2. What to Say When Things Are Going Too Far (l) - What to say when physical intimacy goes too far.
Sex, safe
  1. Why Isn't Sex Safe? (l) - An estimated 45 million people in the United States are infected with genital herpes. The number is growing by a million new cases a year. This year one in four sexually active teens will contract a sexually transmitted disease. Young people are encouraged to practice "safe sex"--but is there such a thing?
  2. World News and Trends - May/Jun 1998 (l) - Brief headlines of events around the globe, June 1998
  3. The Dark Shadow Over Illicit Sex (l) - Statistics show that the only really safe sex is between two committed married people.
Sex, underage
  1. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - Jan/Feb 2002 (l) - An overview of world conditions. January/February 2002
Sexless
  1. "When the Binary Burns" (l) - A sobering article at LifeSiteNews by Claire Chretien titled "Bathrooms Are Just the Beginning: A Scary Look Into the Trans Movement's End Goals" (May 6, 2016) presents an eye-opening analysis of what's going on.
Sexting
  1. Sexting Percentages Lower Than Thought (l) - A small percentage of young people engaging in this behavior is dangerous.
  2. Disturbing pornography and "sexting" stats (l) - A new study reveals that an increasing number of teens and older adults in America are using pornography because it is less risky than actual sex.
Sexual abstinence
  1. In the News... - Oct 2008 (l) - News summary. October 2008.
  2. In the News... July 2009 (l) - In the news - July 2009.
Sexual abuse
  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!
Sexual activity
  1. 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.
Sexual addiction
  1. Breaking Free from Addictions (l) - The curse of addictions takes an enormous toll on people and society as a whole. Addictions take many forms and often are very destructive. How can a person break free?
  2. Breaking Free from Sexual Addictions (l) - Sexual addiction occurs in many forms and can be very destructive spiritually. How can it be overcome?
  3. Coming Out of Slavery to Sexual Sin (l) - Indulgence to any addiction has increasing detrimental consequences, and that is powerfully true of addiction to porn. One has a sense of powerlessness and becomes a virtual slave to the addiction as it increasingly controls your life.
  4. Internet Pornography Affects Christians (l) - Many may not be aware of the debilitating effect of pornography on Christians.
  5. Pornography Addiction - It's a Problem... (l) - You can also make the choice to overcome. God wants you to break free from porn addiction.
  6. From Slavery to Freedom (l) - Next we'll take a look at practical as well as spiritual solutions and strategies to overcoming an addiction to pornography, and even the temptations to indulge in viewing pornography.
  7. Tools of Recovery (l) - Use these tools to help overcome a pornography addiction.
  8. What is Pornography Addiction? (l) - When we think of addiction, we most often think of being addicted to chemicals. The truth of the matter is that people can also be addicted to behaviors. Some of these behaviors include eating, gambling and sex. And the number one type of sexual addiction is habitual viewing of pornography.
Sexual addition
  1. 3 Bible Tips on Avoiding Pornography and Lust (l) - Follow these suggestions to help overcome a sexual addiction.
Sexual attraction
  1. (l) - In this issue of Youth United, we share with you some of the biblical keys for future happiness with a member of the opposite sex.
Sexual awakening
  1. Sexual Myths, Sexual Reality (l) - Everyone knows that God created us as sexual beings. We also know that young people face tremendous pressures regarding sex. But who explains how and when a young person can best awaken his or her sexuality?
Sexual deviancy
  1. What Would Charles Lindbergh Think? (l) - It's crucial that you arm yourself with the facts about the key questions of life, including whether God really exists, whether the Bible is His inspired Word, and what His plan and purpose is for you.
Sexual freedom
  1. The Media's Alternative Gospel (l) - The major media news organizations and outlets, says jounalist William Proctor, have their own lists of rights and wrongs that they support or condem through their editorials and reporting.
  2. Teen Sex: The Silent Epidemic That's Killing Our Kids (l) - Sweeping the world, this silent epidemic is largely ignored by most Western governments -- except for misguided programs that often make this devastating problem even worse. Most parents have little idea how bad this epidemic is, much less how to fight it -- yet solid biblical solutions exist.
Sexual identity
  1. Hope for Homosexuals (l) - There are many studies that show many men and women do come out of homosexuality. We see more and more of the evidence, more and more of those studies; and if the person is highly motivated there is a very good chance that he or she can come out of homosexuality.
Sexual immorality
  1. Christian Values Under Attack: Will Yours Survive the College Challenge? (l) - Will you be leaving home for college this autumn? If so, your Christianity is sure to be tested. Read on for advice on how to stay faithful.
  2. 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).
  3. The Day the World Ended: Lessons From Pompeii (l) - Pompeii's ruins tell a stark and heartrending story. One day Pompeii was a thriving, lively city; the next it was a steaming mound of smoldering volcanic ash. Does Pompeii's tragic tale hold lessons for us today?
  4. 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.
  5. Dancing With Indecency (l) - Are you aware of the latest dance craze? Freak dancing is sweeping the western world, thanks to the promotion MTV has given it over the past several years. Kids and school administrators clash over whether it's acceptable. Parents seem uncertain how to deal with the situation.
  6. "This Is the Will of God" (l) - The Bible lists three specific actions we can do that fulfill the "will of God."
Sexual merry-go-round
  1. Getting off the Sexual Merry-Go-Round (l) - Millions of people have found themselves caught up in the lies promised by the sexual revolution, finding that it brought only heartache and pain. If you're one of its victims, what can you do to start over?
Sexual mistakes
  1. What If You've Made a Mistake? (l) - When it comes to sex, people make mistakes -- both premarital and extramarital. Sometimes after making a sexual mistake, people will reason that since they've already committed the sin, they may as well continue doing so. This is faulty thinking.
Sexual morality
  1. Compromising With Morality (l) - Even more serious and dangerous than our financial shortcomings is the American attitude of compromise toward sexual morality.
  2. Justify (l) - People often try to justify the wrong things they want to do in their lives. Could we fall into this way of thinking?
Sexual myths
  1. Popular Sexual Myths (l) - Given all the confusion that exists today regarding sex, it's important for us to understand some of the most common but mistaken ideas about this subject. Here are a few of today's myths.
Sexual obsession
  1. Pornography: "Adult" Entertainment Is Definitely Not for Adults -- or Youth (l) - Recent decades have seen an explosion in pornography. It's big business, grossing $10 billion in the United States alone. But that's only a tiny part of the story.
  2. Pornography: Definitely Not for Adults (l) - Recent decades have seen an explosion in pornography. Its big business, grossing 10 billion in the United States alone. But that's only a tiny part of the story.
Sexual promiscuity
  1. Africa's AIDS Crisis: A Doctor's Firsthand Account (l) - "Then it hit me, 'I'm playing God,'" writes a doctor treating AIDS patients in Africa. Read the doctor's sobering account of the horrors of the unending calamity.
Sexual purity
  1. Sex, Sin and the Pursuit of Purity (l) - What you can do to flee wrong thinking and influences and strongly pursue a life of true, godly purity?
Sexual relationships
  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.
Sexual revolution
  1. Modern Israel Has Sown the Wind and Will Reap the Whirlwind (l) - There seems to be no bottom to the moral toboggan slide the modern house of Israel has been on for the past 40 years!
  2. Getting off the Sexual Merry-Go-Round (l) - Millions of people have found themselves caught up in the lies promised by the sexual revolution, finding that it brought only heartache and pain. If you're one of its victims, what can you do to start over?
  3. Society's Five Rotten Apples: Part 2 - A Pill Without a Prayer (l) - Again we ask: Why is the world the way it is? What's shaped our society and the kind of people we are? We've come up with all kinds of great things, like technology, medicine and governing constitutions. But the way we live is only getting worse and worse. Why?
  4. The Rotten Apples That Are Corrupting Society (l) - Why is the world the way it is? What has shaped our society and the kind of people we are? We've come up with all kinds of great advancements -- like technology, medicine and governing constitutions -- yet in many aspects the way we live is growing only worse and worse. Why?
  5. New Sexual Revolution (l) - Counterculture parents of the '80s, feminists, the entertainment industry and thinking people who wanted to change a culture that mistreats women unwittingly worked together to start a revolution. The result is a raging social trend that threatens our teens.
  6. The Tiny Pill That Changed the World (l) - Forty-five years ago few could have foreseen how this medical innovation could have so dramatically shaped modern society.
  7. Society's Slide Into Immorality (l) - We are now some 30 years into the sexual revolution that began in the 1960's. What has been the impact on society? What are the implications for the future?
Sexual selection
  1. God, Science and the Bible (7/06) (l) - News from the world of science about God and the Bible.
Sexual sins
  1. What If You've Made a Mistake? (l) - When it comes to sex, people make mistakes -- both premarital and extramarital. Sometimes after making a sexual mistake, people will reason that since they've already committed the sin, they may as well continue doing so. This is faulty thinking.
Sexual slavery
  1. 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.
Sexual temptation
  1. Men and Women's Vulnerabilities (l) - When it comes to temptations to have sex, men and women, in general, face different challenges.
  2. Men's and Women's Vulnerabilities (l) - When it comes to temptations to have sex, men and women, in general, face different challenges.
  3. Lead Us Not Onto Temptation Island (l) - A titilating television show pushes the bounds of accepted morality even further while presenting only the seamy and steamy side of the story.
Sexual turn-ons
  1. Men's and Women's Vulnerabilities (l) - When it comes to temptations to have sex, men and women, in general, face different challenges.
Sexual violence
  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!
Sexuality
  1. What'™s Behind the Transgender Movement? (l) - With increasingly mandated acceptance of transgenderism, society is careening off a cliff. How did we get here? And where will we end up?
Sexually aggressive females
  1. The Girl Next Door (l) - A study by San Diego State University shows a shocking cultural shift in the attitudes and practices of teen girls regarding sex. What should you do to help your teens avoid the pain and suffering this could bring?
Sexually tranmitted diseases
  1. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - Jan/Feb 1997 (l) - Illegal-drug trade builds worldwide economic powerhouse; Conflict sharpens over European Middle East role; British rule over Gibraltar threatened; Major species in jeopardy; Pope discusses evolution; Sexually transmissible diseases plague America.
Sexually transmitted diseases
  1. Why Isn't Sex Safe? (l) - An estimated 45 million people in the United States are infected with genital herpes. The number is growing by a million new cases a year. This year one in four sexually active teens will contract a sexually transmitted disease. Young people are encouraged to practice "safe sex"--but is there such a thing?
  2. Unintended Consequences vs. Intended Rewards (l) - Most young people have been advised to forgo premarital sex in order to avoid pregnancy and STDs (sexually transmitted diseases). Now, according to new reports, there are more reasons for following this godly advice.
  3. Smart Youth Avoid Sex (l) - More and more young people in the United States and around the world are deciding to not have sex. Many have decided that abstinence is better. Why are so many making this decision in the face of all the pressures to have sex?
  4. Virginity -- Is It Worth It? (l) - Many people mistakenly think everyone is having sex before marriage, but the facts show otherwise -- with good cause.
  5. Sharp Rise in Teenage Promiscuity Afflicts Britain (l) - As many as 150,000 British girls have been infected with a sexually transmissible disease primarily transmitted by promiscuous sexual activity.
  6. The Dark Shadow Over Illicit Sex (l) - Statistics show that the only really safe sex is between two committed married people.
  7. Teen Sex: The Silent Epidemic That's Killing Our Kids (l) - Sweeping the world, this silent epidemic is largely ignored by most Western governments -- except for misguided programs that often make this devastating problem even worse. Most parents have little idea how bad this epidemic is, much less how to fight it -- yet solid biblical solutions exist.
Shacking up
  1. The Corruption of Good Habits (l) - If we are not on guard, the world can degrade our good habits.
Shackleton
  1. Let's Keep on Going! (l) - The adventures of the great Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton carry meaning and inspiration for those on the Christian journey.
  2. God Is My Helper (l) - Does God place conditions on receiving His help?
Shadow
  1. The Sabbath: A Shadow (l) - Is there more to keeping the Sabbath than meets the eye?
  2. There Remains Therefore a Sabbath Rest for the People of God (l) - The Bible not only speaks of the Sabbath as a memorial, but also as a shadow of the future.
  3. What Does 'Shadow of Things to Come' Mean? (l) - Paul explains in Colossians 2:17 that God's weekly Sabbath day and sacred festivals are "a shadow of things to come". Many think he was saying this to show that they are unnecessary for Christians. The reality is just the opposite.
Shadrach Meshach and Abednego
  1. An Ancient Culture Clash (l) - Some 2,600 years ago, three young men, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, faced a cultural crisis when they were commanded to show honor to a false god.
  2. A Stirring Example of Faith (l) - The faithful example of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego.
  3. Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego (l) - One moment they were relatively safe, even held in great esteem as officials in the government of Babylon. The next moment they were brutally tossed headlong into a inferno.
Sharia
  1. Will the World See a New Caliphate? (l) - What can we expect will happen as Islamists take charge in the nations of the Arab uprisings? Turkey and other experiments in Muslim democracy give us some precedent. And on the horizon, the Islamist dream looms -- a restored empire of Islam. What does this mean for the future of the Middle East and the world?
Sharia law
  1. Islam vs. the West: Why the Clash of Civilizations? (l) - To comprehend why Islamic and Western civilization conflict so sharply requires studying the basic differences between their underlying philosophies. Make no mistake: The bare facts reveal that the West now finds itself in very serious jeopardy.
Sharing
  1. Why Does Marriage Matter? (l) - Marriage is much more than a social arrangement, a physical and emotional pairing, or a financial partnership. It's also a learning and growing experience meant to help instill in our lives character lessons and spiritual truths that would be difficult to learn any other way.
Sharing one's story
  1. Takes One to Know One (l) - What you are going through, right now, most likely is enabling you to become a "spirit of experience". So that you, too, might share your story with someone else one day.
Sharon
  1. Mr. Sharon Comes to Washington - and Iran Is on His Mind (l) - Whether there is any way to deter Iran from producing nuclear weapons is one of the most pressing issues facing the world today. The U.S. administration has hinted broadly that it might take military action to prevent Iran from joining the nuclear club. The EU is attempting to negotiate Iran away from nuclear ambitions through a generous package of economic benefits, which the struggling nation desperately needs. For the time being, the United States and the EU appear to be working together to try to resolve the situation.
Sharon, Ariel
  1. Abbas and Sharon: Showdown Over Jerusalem (l) - How to resolve the opposing claims over the world's most controversial city, Jerusalem, was to be part of the international efforts to bring peace to the Middle East this year. The Sharon administration yanked it out of the end of the "Roadmap for Peace" and is making it an issue now. Barely established in office, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has to get help from the Bush administration, or else Abbas' ability to lead - and his ability to make peace - will end before it begins.
  2. Iran: Why Part of the "Axis of Evil"? (l) - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon considers Iran to be as dangerous as Iraq and a "center of world terror." Why should this be so?
Sheba
  1. King Solomon's Reign--Israel's Golden Years (l) - What has archaeology revealed about King Solomon's reign in the 10th century B.C.? Remarkably, there is much evidence to corroborate the biblical account.
Sheep
  1. A Special Lamb (l) - How does God see you? As a sheep, or a goat?
Sheep text
  1. Sheep "Text" About Danger (l) - Creative Swiss scientists have come up with a new use for cellular technology -- text alerts from sheep under siege by wolves high in the Alps.
Shellfish
  1. Clean and Unclean Meats: Does God's Word Draw a Distinction? (l) - Many people have misconceptions about the biblical teaching on clean and unclean meats. What does Scripture really reveal on this subject?
Shellfish as food
  1. Clean and Unclean Meats : A Matter of Health? (l) - Clean and Unclean Meats: A Matter of Health?
Shema
  1. "The Lord Our God, the Lord Is One" (l) - "Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one!" This simple declaration by Moses in Deuteronomy 6:4, beginning what is now commonly referred to as the Shema (pronounced sh'MAH, Hebrew for "Hear"), has caused considerable consternation to many who try to understand who and what God is.
Sheol
  1. To Hell and Back -- for a Popsicle (l) - The story is real. The Popsicle was sweet. The understanding is priceless.
  2. A Trip to Hell and Back (l) - Do you know the truth about "hell" as described in the Bible? Come along on a journey with someone who's been there and returned!
  3. What Is Hell? (l) - Most people are sure they will either go to heaven or hell when they die. But just what is hell anyway? And are these ideas based on the biblical truth about hell?
  4. The Biblical View of 'Hell' (l) - The Biblical view of 'hell'.
  5. 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.
Shepherd and lamb
  1. The Good Shepherd of Prophecy (l) - Recently, I had one of those sleepless nights in which I was wide awake, staring into darkness, with seemingly tons of thought pressing on me.
Shia
  1. Will Iran Again Influence a U.S. Presidential Election? (l) - More than 30 years ago, Iran's theocratic regime influenced the result of the U.S. presidential election. Once again, Iran is set to be a major factor in an American election.
Shia Islam
  1. Keep Your Eyes on Iran (l) - There's more than meets the eye with Iran's recent arrest and release of British sailors picked up in the strategic border area of Shatt al-Arab. Why doesn't Iran want Iraq to succeed? How stable is this Islamic republic, which is on the brink of becoming a nuclear power?
  2. Iran's Growing Nuclear Threat (l) - For the last three years, world attention has focused on Iran's two neighbors, Afghanistan and Iraq. But attention will increasingly focus on Iran, a major Islamic nation well on the way to acquiring nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them.
  3. What Motivates Ahmadinejad? (l) - The president of Iran appears intent on developing nuclear weapons and has repeatedly threatened to wipe Israel off the face of the earth. In the West he is at times portrayed as a madman, but few realize the real motivating force behind his dream of triumphant Islam.
Shiite
  1. 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.
  2. The Coming of Islam (l) - The descendants of Ishmael lived in relative obscurity throughout ancient history. This was to change dramatically with the prophet Muhammad and the religion he founded, Islam.
Shiite vs Sunni
  1. Insurmountable Challenges Plague the Middle East Today (l) - The entire Middle East region, culturally and religiously extending into North Africa and South Asia, continues to be very volatile, with no sign of this abating.
Shiites
  1. Ahmadinejad's Apocalypse (l) - How do you negotiate with people whose desire is to start a global war so that their messiah will come to save them and win the war for them?
Shiphrah, Puah
  1. "But They Feared God" (What Greatness Is) (l) - Consider the story of two women who became great because of their obedience to God.
Shipwreck
  1. Don't Miss the Mark! (l) - I was on duty when the call came in. The supertanker Exxon Valdez had run aground in Prince William Sound, Alaska, unleashing a huge oil spill! Why did it happen? And what lessons are there for us today?
Shirley MacLaine
  1. Who Determines Right From Wrong? (l) - All across the United States people are involved in a debate about the biblical Ten Commandments. It's ironic that while some Christians vehemently defend the posting of the Ten Commandments, many other Christians believe that these laws have no application to modern Christianity.
Shocked by the Bible
  1. The Divine Secret (l) - Best-selling author and award-winning journalist Joe Kovacs, executive news editor at WorldNetDaily, has recently written a new book, The Divine Secret: The Awesome and Untold Truth About Your Phenomenal Destiny. This insightful new book documents little-understood truths from the Bible that few are aware of but that everyone needs to know.
Shooting
  1. Sandy Hook: A Search for Why and What to Do About It (l) - What does this tragedy mean and is there an answer why it happened?
  2. Muslim Terrorist Carries out Most Deadly Shooting in U.S. history (l) - In the wake of the June 12 terrorist attack at an Orlando gay night club, we need to consider what's happened. Many call it "senseless violence," yet there is in fact a sense to it that is quite disturbing -- as is the failure of many to admit that.
Shopping, considerations when
  1. A Buying Self-Test (l) - Before committing to a purchase, give yourself this self-test to determine whether your purchase would be a wise decision.
Shortness of life
  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?
Shouting
  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.
Showing friendship
  1. Arrangements Pending (l) - The older gentleman had lived his life on the social fringe, and exited the world almost unnoticed -- but the occasion of his death provided a lesson for those still living.
Shyness
  1. You Were Born to Win! (l) - When loneliness and depression beat you down, remember, there is Someone to help you up. Don't accept the label "loser," because you were born to win!
Sibling rivalry
  1. Sibling Rivalry! Causes and Cures (l) - How do you know whether you have sibling rivalry or not? How can you survive it?
  2. Sibling Rivalry (l) - Dr. James Dobson describes sibling rivalry as "the most irritating feature of childrearing." Continuing, he writes, "The underlying source of this conflict is old-fashioned jealousy and competition between children".
Siblings
  1. Living With Siblings (l) - Tips to get along with siblings.
  2. How Can You Get Along With Brothers and Sisters? (l) - Sometimes sibling rivalries can make you wonder if "brotherly love" is an oxymoron -- a contradiction of terms. But here are some tips that can help promote peace.
Siblings, getting along with
  1. How Can You Get Along With Brothers and Sisters? (l) - Sometimes sibling rivalries can make you wonder if "brotherly love" is an oxymoron -- a contradiction of terms. But here are some tips that can help promote peace.
Sick
  1. Christianity: Burden or Blessing to Mankind? (l) - Christianity has been under increasing assault from those who believe it to be a source of oppression, ignorance, prejudice and superstition. But the facts show that Christianity has had the most beneficial influence on humanity of any religion or philosophy in history!
Sickness
  1. Meaningful Hope for Christians With Chronic Illnesses (l) - Through the ages people have sought comfort from the Psalms, finding their messages as soothing as a loving touch. But for a person dealing with chronic physical or emotional pain, the Psalms present another level of comfort. In this article you will read an overview of those songs that relate to chronic pain, fatigue, depression, disability and anxiety.
  2. The Wonderful World Beyond Today! Part 5, The End of Hunger and Disease: Return to Eden (l) - The plight of the sick, poor and hungry makes us long for the day when a real utopia spreads around the earth!
  3. But You Look So Healthy! (l) - It's not easy to help someone whose problem you don't understand. Here's some information that can help you help people who suffer with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).
Siege mentality
  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.
Sierra Leone
  1. "Neither Shall They Learn War Anymore" (l) - I want to share with you the very real and heart-rending dilemma of little boys in a small country with big problems.
Sign of God's people
  1. A Sign of God's People (l) - Those who keep holy His Sabbath day--the only day of the week God has ever set apart--proclaim, by their actions, their acceptance of Him as the supreme authority over how they should live, think and worship.
Signs of the end
  1. Are We Living in the Time of the End? (3/2005) (l) - A Newsweek report notes that more scholarship has been devoted to the study of end-time biblical prophecies in the past 30 years than in the previous 300. A series of novels based on biblical end-time prophecies have sold more than 9 million copies. Is there a way to tell if we are nearing the end?
  2. Signs of the End Times (l) - Every generation has its prophets of doom who claim that the end of the world is right around the corner. Christians, who read the Old Testament prophets and the book of Revelation in the New Testament, often lead the charge. Could Jesus come back at any time, or are there events that must happen before He returns?
  3. Are We Living in the Time of the End? (l) - A Newsweek report notes that more scholarship has been devoted to the study of end-time biblical prophecies in the past 30 years than in the previous 300. A series of novels based on biblical end-time prophecies have sold more than 9 million copies. Is there a way to tell if we are nearing the end?
  4. God's Framework for End-Time Prophecy (l) - God's framework for end-time prophecy.
  5. A Dangerous and Dying World (l) - Jesus Christ predicted massive religious deception and other conditions that will envelop the world at the end of our age.
  6. Introduction (bsc5) (l) - People sometimes conclude that prophecy is being fulfilled before their eyes. But then unseen factors come into play, events alter course, and trends change. The predicted storm dissipates. False alarms have happened and they will occur again. But one day the storm will hit with full fury.
  7. A Solemn Warning to Believers (l) - Although the Bible is clear that no one will know the exact time of Christ's return, both Jesus and Paul said that Christ's followers should be able to recognize the signs leading to it.
  8. Are We Living in the Time of the End? (8/2001) (l) - A Newsweek report notes that more scholarship has been devoted to the study of end-time biblical prophecies in the past 30 years than in the previous 300. A series of novels based on biblical end-time prophecies have sold more than 9 million copies. Is there a way to tell if we are nearing the end?
Signs of the end times
  1. Signs of the Times (1310) (l) - What signs did Christ give us of His coming, and how should we be living until these are fulfilled?
Signs of the times
  1. Signs of Our Times (l) - We must be true to the biblical mandate to watch and to warn. Christ promised to shorten the days of trouble that lie ahead and rescue this world.
  2. Do You Understand the Signs of the Times? (l) - The intensity and frequency of tragic world and national events should rightly concern all of us. Jesus Christ Himself spoke of "the signs of the times." Certain telltale signs correspond to a crisis-filled close of this age--called in the Bible "the time of the end." Do you understand the nature of these crucial signs?
  3. Extremist Attacks are Signs of the Times (l) - People desire signs. Signs are very important to an ordered society, like directing traffic and reaching a destination
Silent God
  1. Why Is God So Silent? (l) - We are instructed in the Bible to pray to God in all circumstances, but do we pray with the attitude "Your will be done"? God desires our trust and faith in Him to guide our lives along the path He has chosen.
Siloam
  1. God, Science and the Bible (1/06) (l) - News from the world of science about God and the Bible. Jan/Feb 2006
Siloam, pool of
  1. Jesus Christ's Later Ministry (l) - Archeaological findings shed light on and confirm the accuracy of historical details recorded for us in the Gospels.
Simon
  1. Appendix 12: The Attempt to Destroy David's Lineage (l) - Jesus had other family members who were also of the line of David.
Simon Breck
  1. Ollam Fodhla and Company (l) - Ollam Fodhla's laws bear striking similarity to the Ten Commandments and other Hebrew statutes.
  2. Sorting Out Identities (l) - If Ollam Fodhla was indeed Jeremiah, his identification as a king is fairly easy to reconcile. It could have resulted from his appearing to be the father or grandfather of the eastern princess he brought with him--or, even more likely, confusion over his being a great lawgiver.
Simon Magus
  1. The Bible & Archaeology - The Book of Acts: The Church Begins (l) - After decades of examination, Sir William Ramsay concluded that the Book of Acts is trustworthy, with a true historic sense.
Simple joys
  1. Are We Thriving or Just Coping? (l) - Each daily activity we undertake shapes and molds us in preparation for our part in the awesome future of all mankind.
Simplicity
  1. Simplicity that is in Christ (l) - God's way is simple -- we are often the ones that add complication to our lives.
Simplify life
  1. Wagon of Rocks (l) - Years ago Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong admonished us to simplify our lives. I think most of us are still working on this, trying to find our rhythm.
Sin
  1. Don't Miss the Mark! (l) - I was on duty when the call came in. The supertanker Exxon Valdez had run aground in Prince William Sound, Alaska, unleashing a huge oil spill! Why did it happen? And what lessons are there for us today?
  2. Whatever Happened to Sin? (l) - It used to be common to hear messages condemning sin and warning of its consequences. Now most religious messages pass over the uncomfortable reality of sin to focus on "feel-good" themes. What is happening to Christianity--and is it missing a crucial part of Christ's message?
  3. What Did Jesus Teach About Sin? (l) - Jesus taught that actions that led to sins were to be stopped.
  4. The Greatest Addiction of All (l) - Most people know about common addictions to drugs and alcohol. These are difficult enough to face and manage. But the one addiction that is greater than all others is unrecognized by most people. Thankfully, it can be overcome.
  5. 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?
  6. The Three-Letter Word No One Wants to Talk About (l) - It seems most people today don't really know what "sin" means. Two biblical festivals can help us understand why God considers sin so bad.
  7. 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!
  8. 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.
  9. Why Did The Messiah Have to Die? (l) - Jesus Christ gave His life for the sins of all humanity. But why did He have to die so that we could live? Wasn't there some other way?
  10. "We shall be saved by His life" (l) - Paul's statement that "we shall be saved by His life" in Romans 5:10For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. is something we should understand.
  11. What Is Sin? (l) - We are sinners. But how does the Bible define sin? What is it?
  12. 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?
  13. Cause and Effect: An Often-Overlooked Principle (l) - When we look for the major causes of suffering, we often need look no further than ourselves. In one way or another sin is the underlying cause of most suffering.
  14. Freedom of Choice or Freedom from Suffering? (l) - How can we have true freedom of choice and still gain freedom from suffering?
  15. The Bible's Broader Concepts of Sin (l) - The biblical definitions of sin show us the standards God has given us that define what is acceptable to Him and what isn't acceptable.
  16. What is Sin? (l) - We examine the aspects of sin most commonly referred to in the Bible. And learn why we sin so we can better understand the necessity of the conversion process.
  17. How Do You Know It's Bad? (l) - Look for greater lessons when facing trying times.
  18. 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.
  19. Less Than Perfect (l) - Spiritual growth is serious business. Our Christian calling requires striving for perfection.
  20. The Lesson of the Feast of Unleavened Bread (l) - The road to true freedom.
  21. (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?
  22. Did You Sin Today? (l) - None of us wishes to die, so perhaps we should understand where our wrong actions can take us.
  23. How Does the Bible Define Sin? (l) - understanding sin and how the Bible defines sin
  24. The Concepts of Sin in the New Testament (l) - examining the many Greek words defining the concepts of sin expands our understanding of sin and how it affects us
  25. Three Strikes and You're Out - or Are You? (l) - Our battle with sin is something like the battle of the batter at the plate. We need to stay in training for the victory God promises us.
Sin and consequences
  1. It's My Life, and It Isn't Hurting Anyone! (l) - How many times have you heard people make this statement? Is it true, or do our deeds affect others?
Sin and death
  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.
Sin consequences
  1. Powered by What? (l) - One thing can lead to another - where do your actions and thoughts lead you?
Sin God's law
  1. Christians Shifting on Illicit Lifestyles (l) - Western nations have witnessed a pronounced shift to acceptance of same-sex marriage as a legitimate lifestyle. This has been coming for a while. As nations changed their laws to legalize homosexual behavior, what has followed became inevitable.
Sin penalty
  1. What Was the Purpose of Christ's Death? (l) - Millions of Christians believe that Jesus Christ died for them. But do they really know why? Why was Jesus Christ's death really necessary?
Sin, allure of
  1. Jericho: The Lesson of Not Coming Into Sin (l) - Ancient Israel had to learn a painful tragic lesson at Jericho. What should Christians today learn from their experience?
Sin, avoiding
  1. Pluck Out the Eye (l) - In this age of materialism, we all must strive to place our priorities in proper perspective. God's Word, the Bible, provides the guidance we need daily to put Him first and not allow anything or anyone to take our focus from God.
Sin, coming out of
  1. God's Light at the End of the Tunnel (l) - There is light at the end of the tunnel even if it takes 14 years to reach it.
Sin, consequences of
  1. 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?
  2. Does God Hate Sinners? (l) - Sin is humanity's most dangerous and deceitful enemy. God obviously hater sin, but how does He view the sinner?
Sin, definition of
  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. 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.
  3. What Is Sin? (l) - We are sinners. But how does the Bible define sin? What is it?
  4. The Bible's Broader Concepts of Sin (l) - The biblical definitions of sin show us the standards God has given us that define what is acceptable to Him and what isn't acceptable.
  5. What is Sin? (l) - We examine the aspects of sin most commonly referred to in the Bible. And learn why we sin so we can better understand the necessity of the conversion process.
Sin, God's attitude toward
  1. 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?
Sin, overcoming
  1. The Feast of Unleavened Bread: The Lesson of Leaving Sin (l) - Our observance of the Days of Unleavened Bread helps us realize our need for Jesus Christ's help in overcoming our weaknesses. Yet this feast is certainly a time for rejoicing because Christ freely gives us the help we need.
  2. How to Overcome Sin (l) - You need to understand this vital biblical formula for overcoming sin.
  3. Why Do We Sin? (l) - All of us have to deal with sin and its tragic consequences in our lives. Understanding why we sin is a first step in overcoming and avoiding sin.
Sin, price of
  1. Detroit: Only One of America's Debt-ridden Cities (l) - The financial demise of Detroit proved no surprise to those watching the news on a regular basis.
  2. One Gave All (l) - Jesus Christ is the one who gave all to reconcile the world to its Creator.
Sin, resisting
  1. Is Our Conscience Important? (l) - Striving against sin after baptism, and God's continuing mercy and forgiveness.
Sin, uncovering
  1. The Dings Will Fade (l) - Do you ever feel like your weaknesses, faults and mistakes are being brought to everyone's attention? Well I experienced that with many loud dings!
Sin, wages of
  1. What Does It Mean to Have Freedom in Christ? (l) - Jesus Christ spoke often of the freedom humankind would find through him. But exactly what is the freedom that He promised His followers?
Sinai covenant
  1. Key Elements of the Sinai Covenant (l) - The Sinai Covenant's total package of law, the entire five books written by Moses, was designed to cover in principle every major aspect of national life in ancient Israel.
Sinai Peninsula
  1. Islamic State Puts Israel in its Sights (l) - Despite daily U.S. and allied forces' airstrikes, the self-proclaimed Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) continues to seek the destruction of the Syrian state and the entirety of the current Middle East order. The focus on media attention is on ISIS' military campaigns and the intense violence that is their calling card.
Sincerity
  1. Your Truth, My Truth or THE Truth? (l) - In trying to answer complex moral questions, most people today have embraced the self-empowering myth that whatever they sincerely believe is true. They forget about God and His Word.
  2. No Fishin' Allowed in School (l) - Mixing history with lies can mess up people's minds. This story is about telling the truth the first time around.
  3. What Is True Sincerity? (l) - What is true sincerity? Do you have it? Do you need it?
Sincerity and truth
  1. The Biblical Alternative to Easter (l) - Are you letting religious traditions get in the way of a real, authentic relationship with God and Jesus Christ? There's an answer to this problem, and it lies in the biblical festivals observed and taught by Jesus Himself.
Sincerity is purity
  1. What Is True Sincerity? (l) - What is true sincerity? Do you have it? Do you need it?
Sinful nature
  1. Our Sinful Nature (l) - As human beings, we prefer to do things our own way. As a result we can easily develop, either consciously or unconsciously, resentment toward God's authority over us.
Singapore
  1. One Year After Sept. 11: What Have We Learned? (l) - September ll should be seen, above all, as a warning - a call to national repentance.
Singing
  1. Sing a Song! (l) - Can singing better your life or bring you closer to God? Do you have song in your life?
Single
  1. An Open Letter to Singles (l) - Are many or most of your friends married with children? Do you wish you could also connect with that "someone special," but it just hasn't happened?
  2. The Single Malady (l) - As a single, I was suffering from a sickness I didn't recognize, but I found a solution in Scripture that gave me true satisfaction and eventually a soul mate!
Single mothers
  1. What Happens When Fathers Are Not Around? (l) - In Western societies more children than ever are growing up without a father.
  2. The Politics of Education: "It's Not the Money, Stupid! (l) - "It's the economy, stupid!" was Clinton's theme in 1992. One of the greatest issues arising out of the current U.S. presidential election is the crisis in education. Most proposals include injecting large sums of money into the current educational system. But money alone will not bring the desired results.
  3. The Politics of Education -- "It's Not the Money, Stupid!" (l) - "It's the economy, stupid!" was posted in the campaign headquarters of Governor Bill Clinton during his run for the White House in 1992, reminding staff of the primary issue on the minds of the voting public. One of the greatest issues arising out of the present presidential election is the crisis in education. Most proposals include injecting large sums of money into the current educational system. But money alone will not bring the desired results.
  4. SMBC and Disposable Fathers (l) - Family structure is constantly changing. We cannot afford to assume that different is better. Tampering with God's design will bring catastrophic results.
Single parent
  1. Impact: Celebrity Single Parents (l) - What does God say about having children outside of marriage and becoming a single parent on a whim?
Single parent families
  1. Living With One Parent (l) - Single-parent households have increased dramatically in recent years. While God's intent was for young people to live with both parents, due to various factors, many don't have this luxury. What can young people do if they live with only one of their parents? What have teens and parents of single-parent households discovered?
Single parent homes
  1. Living With One Parent (l) - Single-parent households have increased dramatically in recent years. While God's intent was for young people to live with both parents, due to various factors, many don't have this luxury. What can young people do if they live with only one of their parents? What have teens and parents of single-parent households discovered?
Single parent, children of
  1. Illicit Sex: The Threat to Children (l) - Children of divorce are more likely to engage in early sexual experiences. Many rush into cohabitation or early marriage.
Single parenting
  1. The Rise in Children Born Outside of Marriage (l) - Back in 1992, then-Vice President Dan Quayle was widely ridiculed in the media for denouncing the trend of women having children out of wedlock and taking aim at its affirmation by the TV sitcom Murphy Brown - about a divorced news anchor of that name played by actress Candice Bergen.
Single parents
  1. What Does It Take to Be a Successful Single Parent? (l) - Today's epidemic of divorce and single parenthood affects many people, Christians included. How can you be successful as a Christian single parent?
  2. Resources for Single Parents (l) - Resources for single parents.
  3. Bringing Up a Moral Child (l) - Many parents, including single parents, are raising well-adjusted, moral children who successfully enter adulthood. Why are these families successful when so many others are not?
  4. Single-Parenting Success (l) - Through mistakes and sometimes no fault of their own, many adults have to bring up children on their own without a spouse's help. They are single parents. Wise individuals in this situation will strive to teach their children the same godly principles that are applicable to all.
  5. The Epidemic of Missing Fathers (l) - The most consequential social trend of our time is the dramatic increase in the number of children growing up in father-absent families.
  6. The Politics of Education: "It's Not the Money, Stupid! (l) - "It's the economy, stupid!" was Clinton's theme in 1992. One of the greatest issues arising out of the current U.S. presidential election is the crisis in education. Most proposals include injecting large sums of money into the current educational system. But money alone will not bring the desired results.
  7. Does Marriage Matter? (l) - Marriage is the building block of families. Families are the building blocks of communities. Communities are the building blocks of society. When marriages and families break down, so do communities and ultimately society and civilization as a whole. We've seen this pattern before, and we're witnessing it again as this bedrock of society increasingly crumbles.
Sings of the end
  1. Questions and Answers: Blood Moon (l) - While there are many signs that we are in the last days leading up to Jesus Christ's return, this does not appear to be one of them.
Sinless
  1. How Was Jesus' Success in Remaining Sinless Assured? (l) - So many promises and prophecies of Scripture depended on Jesus never sinning.
Sinners
  1. The Penalty for Unrepentant Sinners (l) - Do sinners go to hell?
Sins of nations
  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?
Sins, deadly
  1. In the News Jul/Sep 2005 (l) - In the News - July 2005
Sins, national
  1. Proverbs: Bringing Honor to a Nation (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
Sisters and brothers
  1. How Can You Get Along With Brothers and Sisters? (l) - Sometimes sibling rivalries can make you wonder if "brotherly love" is an oxymoron -- a contradiction of terms. But here are some tips that can help promote peace.
Situation ethics
  1. The Founder of the Situation Ethics Movement (l) - An Anglican theologian developed situation ethics in the 1960s after critiquing legalism and antinomianism.
  2. Situation Ethics = Pig + Lipstick (l) - Would you ever kiss a pig? What if the pig were wearing lipstick? From a distance it might look a little better. But when you got closer, you'd find the same dirty, smelly pig.
Six day war
  1. Israel at 50: A Saga of War and Peace (l) - Much of Israel's 50-year history is a chronicle of wars and other conflicts with her Arab neighbors. What does the future hold for this nation?
Six-day war
  1. The Six-Day War--40 Years Later (l) - Many events have shaped the modern Middle East--perhaps none more than the Six-Day War in 1967. Sadly, Israel and Jerusalem remain a source of contention, with more conflict to come.
Sixth commandment
  1. The Sixth Commandment: Life Is a Precious Gift (l) - What makes human life precious? Consider it from God's point of view. He made us in His own image for the purpose of creating us in His own character.
  2. Does It Really Matter What You Believe? (l) - Beliefs determine actions - sometimes with dire consequences.
Sixth seal
  1. The End Time in the Book of Revelation (l) - The end time in the Book of Revelation.
Size of the galaxy
  1. Our Awesome Universe: How Big Is Big? (l) - The size of our solar system alone - not to mention the Milky Way galaxy - is so large that it defies imagination. Let's try to visualize it on a scale we can begin to comprehend.
Size of the universe
  1. If the Milky Way (l) - If God moved at the speed of light, would anything really get accomplished?
  2. Our Awesome Universe: How Big Is Big? (l) - The size of our solar system alone - not to mention the Milky Way galaxy - is so large that it defies imagination. Let's try to visualize it on a scale we can begin to comprehend.
Skepticism
  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.
Skepticism of scripture
  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.
Skin cancer
  1. Sun Safety (l) - Here's how you can protect yourself from the sun and have a safe, fun-filled summer.
Slave to possessions
  1. True Freedom (l) - If you were as rich as billionaire Howard Hughes, you would enjoy great freedom. Wouldn't you?
Slavery
  1. National Deliverance from Egyptian Slavery (l) - national deliverance from Egyptian slavery prefigured our own personal redemption from sin. Christ is our Passover
  2. Generation Debt (l) - How Americans are selling their souls into debt slavery at ever-younger ages, and what you need to learn about how to avoid it wherever you live on earth.
  3. How One of Today's 'Bad Guys' Ended the Scourge of Slavery (l) - Two hundred years ago, Great Britain became the first major nation to abolish the slave trade. By the end of the century slavery had been abolished around the world. Here is the remarkable story of the abolition of the slave trade-and of its tragic return to plague the world.
  4. Christianity: Burden or Blessing to Mankind? (l) - Christianity has been under increasing assault from those who believe it to be a source of oppression, ignorance, prejudice and superstition. But the facts show that Christianity has had the most beneficial influence on humanity of any religion or philosophy in history!
  5. 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.
  6. 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."
  7. You Are Free! (l) - There have been many peoples over the years forced into slavery. Are we still enslaved today? Find out how, why and what can and will be done about it.
  8. The Eternal Quest for Freedom (l) - Is slavery a thing of the past? Man's time of slavery is not yet over.
  9. True Freedom (l) - If you were as rich as billionaire Howard Hughes, you would enjoy great freedom. Wouldn't you?
  10. Freedom: The Unfinished Struggle (l) - A decades-long struggle bought freedom for slaves in America. But the struggle from slavery is not over.
  11. World News Review February 2004 (l) - World News Review. February 2004.
  12. 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.
Slavery and the Bible
  1. The Bible: A Blessing to Humanity (l) - The Bible has been of more benefit to humanity than any other book in history.
Slavery to sin
  1. Coming Out of Slavery to Sexual Sin (l) - Indulgence to any addiction has increasing detrimental consequences, and that is powerfully true of addiction to porn. One has a sense of powerlessness and becomes a virtual slave to the addiction as it increasingly controls your life.
Slavery, Islamic
  1. The Jihadist Worldview: What's Behind the Mideast Brutality? (l) - The brutality of the Islamic State and various terrorist organizations is shocking and horrifying -- beheadings, suicide attacks, slaughter of prisoners and women forced into sexual slavery. What's really behind such barbarism? The truth may surprise you!
Slaves
  1. Christianity: Burden or Blessing to Mankind? (l) - Christianity has been under increasing assault from those who believe it to be a source of oppression, ignorance, prejudice and superstition. But the facts show that Christianity has had the most beneficial influence on humanity of any religion or philosophy in history!
Sleep
  1. Fitness or Fatness: What's Your Plan? (l) - We generally take care of our cars, but most people don't have much of a plan for their health. With so much working against us, how can we choose fitness?
  2. In the News Apr/June 2008 (l) - Items of interest in the news. April-June 2008
  3. Sleep... A Key to Weight Control (l) - What decisions are you making about your long-term fitness? Will you be fit and trim or, altering an expression slightly, "fit to be tired"? How much you sleep can make a difference!
  4. How to Beat a Bad Mood (l) - Everyone faces frustrating and irritating situations from time to time. We don't have to pretend they're fun. But we also don't have to -- and shouldn't -- let these things get to us.
  5. Catch the Rhythm! (l) - Is your internal clock in the wrong time zone?
  6. Emotional - Physical Health Connection (l) - Taking care of your body is an important step towards mental and emotional health. God created links between the human body and mind.
Sleep and death
  1. 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.
  2. Questions and Answers - Jul/Aug 2000 (l) - Questions about predestination and, soul sleep and the truth of God's word.
Sleep and learning
  1. Sleep Improves Learning (l) - Are you well rested? Vital neural connections are made during sleep.
Sleep, adequate
  1. In the News Apr/Jun 2004 (l) - News items. April-June 2004
Slow to anger
  1. Longsuffering: A Fusion of Patience and Power (l) - The popular impatiens flowers are so named from seeming to be highly impatient! When their seed pods mature, they explode when touched, sending seeds several yards away. See how this picture illustrates the need for longsuffering, an important fruit of God's Spirit!
Small beginnings
  1. Lessons From the Parables (1/2016) (l) - A set of Jesus' parables about small beginnings gives us an important insight into the Kingdom of God.
  2. Lessons from the Parables (l) - Jesus Christ's parable of a tiny seed yields big lessons and can have a huge impact on your life!
Small miracles
  1. Peeling Back the Layers (l) - Sometimes we see God in very small things that make large impressions.
Small nations
  1. Israel: Small but Significant (l) - "This is Jerusalem; I have set her in the center of nations, with countries all around her." Ezekiel 5:5
Smart phones
  1. "Device-free" a Key to Happiness? (l) - Researchers explore a connection between excessive cell phone use and grade point average.
  2. Robot Walk and Technology Posture - Ailments of the Digital Age (l) - How you hold technology in your hand can impact overall health.
  3. How to Put Down Your Phone and Pick Up the Bible (l) - Is your smartphone's unending supply for information and entertainment drawing you away from God?
  4. 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.
Smell
  1. The Smell of Space (l) - It's one of those questions we never knew we wanted to know until someone asked it: What does outer space smell like?
Smell of illness
  1. The Odor of Disease (l) - Immune response in the human body during illness can create an identifiable smell.
Smell the roses
  1. Daily Insights (l) - In our fast-paced world, it's easy to forget our fundamental purpose for existence.
Smells
  1. The Amazing Nose (l) - The human nose can identify many more odors than previously thought.
Smiling
  1. Proverbs: Smiling Faces (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
Smith, Ashley
  1. Up Close and Personal (l) - Little does Ashley Smith realize she has a rendezvous with purpose. She is about to meet Brian Nichols.
Smith, Ian
  1. 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?
Smoking
  1. (l) - The following questions and answers represent issues of interest to young people who want sound biblical advice.
  2. Are You Dying to Smoke? (l) - What effect does the use of tobacco in movies have on viewers? The answer is . . .
  3. Puff, Puff...Cough, Cough! (l) - "Smoke! Smoke! Smoke that cigarette. Puff! Puff! Puff--and if you smoke yourself to death, ...
  4. Up In Smoke: 50 Years of Smoking and Lung Cancer (l) - Half a century later, the known harmful of effects of smoking tobacco are still very real.
  5. Connection Between Smoking and Loss of Vision (l) - New study provides correlation between macular degeneration and smoking cigarettes.
  6. Smoking Rates Higher Among Poorer People (l) - Why do poorer people smoke at higher rates than wealthy people? It may be that smoking gives some pleasure and meaning to an otherwise average life. Or in the end it may be no more than that they're just bored.
  7. Keys to a Long, Healthy Life (l) - Let's consider seven important health principles. Practicing these will help you live a longer and healthier life. These principles are backed by extensive research in the health-care field and by the Bible
  8. Alarming Facts About Smoking Addiction (l) - A study conducted by Dr. Joseph Di Franza of the University of Massachusetts Medical School and an international team of researchers showed how dangerously addictive tobacco can be.
  9. Reasons for Not Smoking (l) - Many health and economic problems are prevented or eased by not smoking.
  10. My Experience With Smoking (l) - Even if many in your family smoked, you don't have to become addicted.
  11. Smoking and Health: The Often-Overlooked Key (l) - Smoking is devastating to one's health. Where can you find the extra help to kick the habit?
  12. (l) - Letters from readers of the Good News Magazine, Jan/Feb 2003.
  13. Questions and Answers - May/Jun 2003 (l) - Answers to questions about "unsaved" loved ones and the smoking habit.
Smoking addiction
  1. Reasons for Not Smoking (l) - Many health and economic problems are prevented or eased by not smoking.
Smyrna
  1. The Book of Revelation: History and Prophecy (l) - Many people view Revelation, sometimes called the Apocalypse, as a mysterious book of strange symbols and images. Yet is has a clear and definite historical background.
Snake handling
  1. (l) - The following questions and answers represent issues of interest to young people who want sound biblical advice. Oct/Dec 2005.
Snakes
  1. Surviving the Serpent - Part One (l) - Many people have a natural fear of snakes, but what lessons can we learn from the serpent?
Snares
  1. Bomb Squad: Removing War's Deadly Aftermath (l) - Long after wars end, land mines continue to kill and maim innocent victims. How will this world be cleared of this deadly scourge?
Snooze button
  1. Are You Pressing the Spiritual Snooze Button? (l) - What does your to-do list look like? Is it full of tasks, chores and other physical worries? Where does your spiritual life fit in? Stop hitting the snooze button for your spiritual growth!
Snowden, Edward
  1. The Humiliation of America and What It Means for You (l) - America is in trouble. For all its vaunted power, it has experienced grave challenges in dealing with a 30-year-old computer consultant who, following his conscience, deliberately leaked critical classified information.
Soak up learning
  1. Towels, Sponges, Water and a Fountain (l) - When it comes to learning, do we absorb or repel information?
Social darwinism
  1. Charles Darwin's Deadly Secret (l) - Especially in the Western world, most people simply accept the theory of Darwinian evolution as a fact. What many don't know is that this theory is partially responsible for many of the most tragic historical events of the 20th century.
Social democracy
  1. Where is America headed? (l) - Not so long ago liberal commentators in the United States spoke of the European economic success in glowing terms - indicating that social democracy works.
Social fringe
  1. Arrangements Pending (l) - The older gentleman had lived his life on the social fringe, and exited the world almost unnoticed -- but the occasion of his death provided a lesson for those still living.
Social media
  1. The Power of Social Media (l) - I am astounded at the power and influence social media has throughout the world. The best example is what is happening in the Middle East.
  2. Assault on Facebook! (l) - Facebook receives more than one billion logins each day.
  3. Robots Invade Social Media (l) - A new layer of robotic programming is being developed to help businesses deal with social media queries from customers.
  4. A Good Word (l) - Do your words bring joy to others, or do they cause distress?
  5. Facebook Disliked Among Teens? (l) - As the social media scene expands, teens have more choices and are exiting Facebook.
  6. Adultery and the Internet (l) - How committed are you to protecting your marriage when you go online?
  7. How to Put Down Your Phone and Pick Up the Bible (l) - Is your smartphone's unending supply for information and entertainment drawing you away from God?
Social networking
  1. In the News... October 2009 (l) - In the news .. Oct. 2009
  2. 1,200 Facebook Friends—Really? (l) - Some people seem to collect online friends just to see how big they can make their number. But is that real friendship?
  3. Information Inundation (l) - Information overload is a common problem for young people today. But it's not due to schoolwork. Rather, it has everything to do with life outside the classroom.
  4. In the News October 2010 (l) - News of interest to teens and young adults from a biblical perspective.
  5. Too Much Social Networking? (l) - Facebook we know, but what about Tumblr.com, Last.fm, Fetch, Digg, Twitter, LinkedIn, Foursquare and on and on the list goes? The question: What is essential social networking, and what is too much?
  6. Is God-Intended Communication Disappearing? (l) - If God wanted you to constantly use a cell phone, He would have had you born with one glued to your ear. If He wanted you to be on Twitter all the time, He would have "tweeted" you by now. Is our electronic media producing what God intended for communication, or not?
Social networks
  1. Positive Facebook Posts Prove Contagious (l) - The power of positivity measured on social networks.
Social security
  1. A Downsized Lifestyle Is Coming - Will You Make the Adjustment? (l) - Our world is changing in ways we never considered. The dominance that affluent nations have enjoyed is about to end. Will peoples of the rich world downsize their lifestyle? Will people who have rarely if ever had to "tighten their belts" be able to make the painful change?
  2. America's National Debt: Growing With No End in Sight (l) - In the last few months and years the United States has racked up some impressive records, but none of them are good. Its debt is exploding at unprecedented rates. What's behind the problem, and where is it leading?
  3. What's Behind America's Growing Dependency Society? (l) - Has America become a nation dependent on government handouts? The evidence increasingly points that way.
Social structure
  1. The Luangwa Elephants: A Lesson for All (l) - Depredations of the elephant herds of northern Zambia by poaching led to a breakdown of the social structure of these magnificent creatures. Their experience holds sad and sobering lessons for people as well.
Social welfare
  1. Does the Bible Describe More Than One Tithe? (l) - How many tithes are mentioned in the Bible? What are the purposes for the tithes described in God's Word?
Socialism
  1. The Early Church Was Not Communist - and Neither Was Jesus (l) - A common misunderstanding is that the early Church practiced communal socialism, which some believe based on what they read in the beginning chapters of Acts.
  2. Where is America headed? (l) - Not so long ago liberal commentators in the United States spoke of the European economic success in glowing terms - indicating that social democracy works.
  3. Today's Economic Systems (l) - Are communism, socialism and today's capitalism endorsed in Scripture? Plus, what does the Bible explain is the astounding future of government on earth?
  4. Current Events & Trends September/October 2018 (l) - An overview of events and conditions around the world featured in the September/October 2018 issue of Beyond Today.
  5. What's Behind the Growing Culture War? (l) - Powerful, dangerous forces are executing an all-out war in America, as in other Western nations. They are striving relentlessly to transform the culture into something previous generations would never recognize. You need to know not only what is happening and why, but what you can do about it.
  6. Why the Growing Popularity of Socialism? (l) - In spite of its failures, socialism has been advancing in the West and is attracting a growing number of admirers in America, the world's bastion of economic freedom. What vital understanding is missing from their thinking?
Socialists
  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?
Society and immorality
  1. Society's Slide Into Immorality (l) - We are now some 30 years into the sexual revolution that began in the 1960's. What has been the impact on society? What are the implications for the future?
Society of St. Pius X
  1. Rome's "Right Face" (l) - The Vatican's embarrassment caused by a restored bishop's views on the Holocaust hides the significance of the restoration itself.
Society, decline of
  1. Lessons From the Titanic (l) - A lifeboat for humanity.
Sodom
  1. The Day the World Ended: Lessons From Pompeii (l) - Pompeii's ruins tell a stark and heartrending story. One day Pompeii was a thriving, lively city; the next it was a steaming mound of smoldering volcanic ash. Does Pompeii's tragic tale hold lessons for us today?
Sodom and Gomorrah
  1. Does the Bible Speak of Hellfire That Lasts Forever? (l) - A plain and simple meaning of Matthew 25:46 that reconciles with the rest of the Bible is that the wicked are cast into a fire that annihilates them, renders them forever extinct.
Soft currency
  1. (l) - With a barrel of oil near $100 and the dollar falling 16 percent against other currencies, Americans need to understand what's behind the falling dollar and what the consequences will be for them.
Solana, Javier
  1. World News Review Nov 2004 (l) - World News Review - November 2004.
Solar system, design of the
  1. Our Amazing Spaceship Earth (l) - Scientists have spent multiple years and billions of dollars searching for life elsewhere in the universe, only to find that earth alone not only teems with life, but seems to be expressly designed for life. An amazing intelligence seems to be behind it all. What is that intelligence telling us?
Soldiers
  1. When Will Mankind Find Peace? (l) - Some 80 years removed from the horror of his youth, an old soldier turns his thoughts to peaceful pursuits. His story echoes an unrealized hope of mankind.
Soldiers faith
  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
Soldiers of 1914
  1. A Soldier on the Western Front (l) - To many today, World War I seems like long-forgotten ancient history. But what was it like for those caught up in the maelstrom of death and destruction in "the war to end all wars"? And will war ever truly end?
Solid foundation
  1. Foundations (l) - Each of us is designed to build on something that will last for eternity.
Soloman
  1. Ground Zero Jerusalem (l) - The conflict between Israelis and Arabs is profoundly affecting your daily life. As worl history heads towards a crisis point at Ground Zero Jerusalem, what should our focus be?
Solomon
  1. Ecclesiastes: The Thinking Young Adult's Guide to Life (l) - The Bible is filled with special treasures. Here is a great book addressing some of the most important issues of life.
  2. Ancient Inscription Found at Jerusalem (l) - Excavation discovery is oldest alphabetic inscription yet found in Jerusalem.
  3. King Solomon's Reign--Israel's Golden Years (l) - What has archaeology revealed about King Solomon's reign in the 10th century B.C.? Remarkably, there is much evidence to corroborate the biblical account.
  4. The Davidic Covenant (l) - There was an unbreakable promise of an unbreakable dynasty--a dynasty preeminent above all others! But what happened to that dynasty? And where is it today?
  5. Fall of Israel and Judah (l) - Because of Solomon's disobedience, God split the nation into two kingdoms following his death in about 930 B.C. (1 Kings 11-12).
  6. 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.
  7. Israel's Golden Age (l) - The golden age of Israel under David and Solomon.
  8. International Trade: A Source of Solomon's Wealth (l) - Solomon built many merchant ships manned by both Israelite and Phoenician sailors. The wealth accumulated by this maritime traffic is astounding, even by modern standards.
  9. With Justice for All (l) - During the golden age under David and Solomon, Israel's efforts to promote fairness and justice for its citizens rivaled modern efforts toward these noble ideals.
  10. King David and His Scribes (l) - The Bible indicates that King David created a climate in which recording and writing about royal affairs were important governmental functions.
  11. King Solomon's Writings (l) - The books written by King Solomon are part of the Writings section of the Hebrew Bible.
  12. King Solomon's Reign: Israel's Golden Years (l) - What has archaeology revealed about King solomon's reign in the 10th century B.C.? Remarkably,there is much evidence to corroborate the biblical accounts.
  13. Solomon: Lesson from a Wise King (l) - The story of how Solomon became so wise and the lessons from his life deserve our undivided attention.
  14. Success's Secret Ingredient (l) - The critical factor that should be utmost in any goal-setting program we would follow: seek what is good.
Solomon's fairness
  1. With Justice for All (l) - During the golden age under David and Solomon, Israel's efforts to promote fairness and justice for its citizens rivaled modern efforts toward these noble ideals.
Solomon's international trade
  1. International Trade: A Source of Solomon's Wealth (l) - Solomon built many merchant ships manned by both Israelite and Phoenician sailors. The wealth accumulated by this maritime traffic is astounding, even by modern standards.
Solomon's prosperity
  1. With Justice for All (l) - During the golden age under David and Solomon, Israel's efforts to promote fairness and justice for its citizens rivaled modern efforts toward these noble ideals.
Solomon's wealth
  1. International Trade: A Source of Solomon's Wealth (l) - Solomon built many merchant ships manned by both Israelite and Phoenician sailors. The wealth accumulated by this maritime traffic is astounding, even by modern standards.
Solomon's wisdom
  1. With Justice for All (l) - During the golden age under David and Solomon, Israel's efforts to promote fairness and justice for its citizens rivaled modern efforts toward these noble ideals.
Solomon, writings of
  1. King Solomon's Writings (l) - The books written by King Solomon are part of the Writings section of the Hebrew Bible.
Solomonic reservoir
  1. Jerusalem Reservoir Dates to First Temple Era (l) - A 3,000-year-old reservoir was recently unearthed near Jerusalem's Temple Mount, according to the Israeli Antiquities Authority.
Solstice
  1. Who Started It? (l) - Who started Yuletide worship of Sun, mother and child?
Solution to problems
  1. Crisis on the World Scene (l) - We live in an age of constant crisis -- war, population, pollution. But the Bible promises a new age, the kingdom of God.
Solution to war
  1. We Shall Learn War No More (l) - The cause of war is the ingrained selfish, greedy nature that leads people to covet what others have.
Solutions
  1. Will a New Leader Solve Our Problems? (l) - Why, after political leaders have promised for years to fix certain problems, are those obstacles still with us? Why, when so many hope and strive for positive change, does it remain tantalizingly out of reach?
Somalia
  1. A Growing Confederacy Against Modern Israel (l) - Somalia is the latest nation to fall to the forces of radical Islam. Militant Muslims have also made advances elsewhere. Additionally, it's becoming clear that the Russians and the Chinese are acting against U.S. interests, even inviting Iran's leader to the Shanghai Cooperation Council meeting, while denying the United States observer status. Are we seeing a growing confederacy against the United States and Britain?
  2. World News and Trends - November/December 2006 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. November 2006.
  3. World News & Trends: July/August 2010 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. July 2010
  4. Koran Contest - Kids Get Guns, Grenades (l) - For the last three years a Somali radio station run by the al-Shabab militant IsJlamist group has held a knowledge and Koran-reciting contest for children ages 10 to 17 during the month of Ramadan.
Someone to talk to
  1. Takes One to Know One (l) - What you are going through, right now, most likely is enabling you to become a "spirit of experience". So that you, too, might share your story with someone else one day.
Something better
  1. Are You Doing the Most With What You Have? (l) - Are you always thinking your life would be better if only you had this or that? Perhaps you need to look closer at what you have and make sure you're making the most of it first!
Son of God
  1. Who--and What--Was Jesus Christ? (l) - Who, really, was Jesus of Nazareth? Where did He really come from? If we understand that, it explains everything He did and said.
  2. Why the Son of Man? (l) - "The Son of Man" is used in reference to Jesus many times. What does it mean?
  3. 'You Are Gods' (l) - Jesus proclaimed His divine identity. He went on to proclaim that humans too can be part of the God family.
  4. Who Was Jesus Christ? (l) - Was Christ really the son of God and the son of man?
Son of man
  1. Why the Son of Man? (l) - "The Son of Man" is used in reference to Jesus many times. What does it mean?
Song
  1. Sing a Song! (l) - Can singing better your life or bring you closer to God? Do you have song in your life?
Song lyrics
  1. God, Music, and You (l) - Wherever we go and whatever we do, it seems we are always surrounded by music. Is our choice of music important?
  2. God, Music & You (l) - What if God went through your music player or cell phone? What would He find? Would He be pleased with the songs and content you downloaded? Would He be disappointed with your choices? Or would it be a mixture of both?
Sons of God
  1. Answers from Genesis - Part 4 (l) - We continue exploring the book of Genesis and the common questions asked about it. Here are the answers as we best understand them in light of the Bible.
  2. Answers from Genesis - Part 5 (l) - The book of Genesis is known as the book of origins. Here are more frequently asked questions about it.
  3. God's Plan to "Bring Many Sons to Glory" (l) - The Father and Jesus have, from the beginning, planned to increase Their kind. The "God kind" is a family! It is headed by the Father and now consists of the Father and the Son, Jesus Christ. Ephesians 3:14-15 mentions "the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named."
  4. 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!
  5. Adoption or Sonship? (l) - Scripture makes clear that God actually begets us spiritually in His own image, with the intention that we ultimately become the same kind of beings He and Jesus Christ now are.
Sorcery
  1. The Bible and Harry Potter (1/2002) (l) - Hollywood's latest offering breaks all attendance records. Is this just an innocent tale? Or can there be sinister consequences to public? See what the Bible clearly says about sorcery.
Sorrow
  1. Joy: Foundation for a Positive Life (l) - Jesus said to His disciples, "These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full" (John 15:11These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.). That sounds almost too good to be true! How can we experience this fullness of joy?
  2. Blessed Are Those Who Mourn (l) - "I walked a mile with Pleasure, she chatted all the way; but left me none the wiser, for all she had to say. I walked a mile with Sorrow and ne'er a word said she; but, oh, the things I learned from her when Sorrow walked with me!" -- Robert Browning Hamilton
  3. Godly Sorrow (l) - Are tears merely a waste of water, or can crying have value?
  4. 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
Sorrow, helping those in
  1. How Can You Help When Someone Is Hurting? (l) - You can find ways to help others in their time of need.
Sorry
  1. Fatal Error (l) - Real repentance can be a daunting task. But the weight that's lifted off you is well worth the effort
Soul
  1. 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.
  2. The Biblical Truth About the Immortal Soul (l) - Traditional beliefs about heaven and hell are based on an underlying teaching-that everyone has an immortal soul that must go somewhere after his physical life ends.
  3. Pre-Christian Belief of an Afterlife in Heaven (l) - Contrary to what many think, God does not promise us we will go to heaven when we die. Instead, Jesus says those who overcome will reign with Him in the coming Kingdom of God to be established on earth at His return (Revelation 3:21; 5:10; 11:15).
  4. Halloween: A Celebration of Evil (l) - Why would anyone celebrate a holiday emphasizing the morbid and macabre? Where did such strange customs originate?
  5. The Mystery of Death (l) - Religions contradictory explanations about death. Some teach that people are born with immortal souls; some say people are immortal souls. Many believe that after death the soul is conscious and proceeds to a literal place or condition of bliss or torment. Others teach that upon death the soul is absorbed into a "greater consciousness." Some expect to be reincarnated, coming back to earth as another person or as an animal.
  6. The History of the Immortal-Soul Teaching (l) - Secular history reveals that the concept of the immortality of the soul is an ancient belief embraced by many pagan religions. But it is not a biblical or apostolic teaching.
  7. Ancient Pagan Belief in Heaven (l) - Pre-Christian belief concerning heaven.
  8. What is Man? (l) - What is man? Few today have an adequate answer to this enormously significant question.
  9. What Is Mankind's Ultimate Inheritance? (l) - Most assume that our ultimate reward is going to live in heaven when we die. But the Bible paints a very different, and more inspiring, picture!
  10. People Believed in 'Going to Heaven' Long Before Christianity (l) - God does not promise heaven as the reward of the saved. Instead, He has something far greater and more meaningful in mind -- eternal rulership in the Kingdom of God, to be established on earth at Christ's return (Revelation 5:10; 11:15).
  11. 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.
  12. What Does the Bible Say About the Immortal Soul? (l) - Many people think the Bible says we have an immortal soul destined, at death, for heaven, hell or purgatory. What does the Bible say?
Soul sleep
  1. Questions and Answers - Jul/Aug 2000 (l) - Questions about predestination and, soul sleep and the truth of God's word.
Soul, immortal soul
  1. 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?
Sound mind
  1. One of God's Greatest Gifts (l) - God has a wonderful gift He wants to give you! It's a gift that will help you grow -- if you use it to its full potential.
Sour
  1. The Spirit in Man (booklet2) (l) - Human beings do have a spiritual component to our makeup. As Job 32:8 says, "There is a spirit in man." And the apostle Paul pointed out, "For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him".
Source of knowledge
  1. The Enemy of Mankind (l) - Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour" (1 Peter 5:8, New International Version).
Source of life
  1. Professor Werner Gitt's conclusions from the information found in DNA (l) - In his book In the Beginning Was Information, Dr. Werner Gitt, an expert in information systems, deduces certain conclusions from the information found in DNA. Here is a summary.
Source of problems
  1. Forgiving My Brother (l) - It is not always easy to forgive others, but the commandment to do so is not optional.
Source of revelation
  1. 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.
South Africa
  1. World News and Trends - May/June 2006 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world.
  2. World News Review June 2008 (l) - Worle news review for June 2008.
  3. World News Review February 2004 (l) - World News Review. February 2004.
  4. Christian Leadership Should be Y2K Compatible (l) - F. W. de Klerk speaks about what future leaders will have to cope with in the next millennium.
  5. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - Sep/Oct 1997 (l) - A brief synopsis for world events. September/October 1997.
  6. Doctor's Firsthand Account of South African Aids Crisis (l) - "Then it hit me, 'I'm playing God,' " writes a doctor treating AIDS patients in South Africa. Read the doctor's emotional account of the horrors of the unending calamity.
  7. World News Review September/October 2000 (l) - World news - Sept 2000
South America
  1. Anti-American Sentiment Increases in South America (l) - This month's Summit of the Americas highlighted the change in attitude toward the United States.
South Ossetia
  1. 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.
  2. 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?
Sovereignty
  1. The First Superpower (l) - Shortly after the Flood, God divided the earth among the families of Noah (Genesis 10:32These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their nations: and by these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood.).
Soverignty
  1. Why Is Europe So Important? (l) - From its inception The Good News has continually covered the European scene. Today this coverage is more important than ever because crucial developments in Europe are central to the fulfillment of Bible prophecy.
Sovet Union
  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.
Soviet Union
  1. 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?
  2. 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?
Sow and reap
  1. A Nation Lost and Adrift (l) - America is simply proving again a great truth - that we ultimately reap what we have sown.
Sower
  1. The Parable of the Sower (l) - The parable of the sower describes three reasons why some who hear God's truth fail to bear spiritual fruit.
  2. God Is Calling - Will You Answer? (l) - God is calling you to a special relationship with Him like no other. Answering that call will change your life, enriching it in the present and leading you into eternity!
  3. The Parable of the Tares: God's Field (l) - I've written about the gardens I used to plant and what I've learned through the many seasons and plantings. Let's consider that God, too, has a garden, a spiritual field -- and what our part is in that.
Sowing the wind
  1. The Kennedy Assassination: An American Turning Point (l) - This November marks 50 years since President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while riding in a motorcade in Dallas, Texas. The news stunned the nation and the world. November 22, 1963, marked a turning point for America. Those who remember the day are still trying to understand what it meant.
Space
  1. Our Privileged Place in the Universe (l) - A Good News Interview With Dr. Jay Richards.
  2. World News Review February 2007 (l) - World news items, February 2007.
  3. The Smell of Space (l) - It's one of those questions we never knew we wanted to know until someone asked it: What does outer space smell like?
  4. Seeking human survival in outer space (l) - Some scientists have envisioned Mars being reengineered to be habitable like earth.
  5. Man's Search for Meaning in the Universe (l) - Humankind seems to be "wired" to want to explore, to learn, to reach out, to understand why we are here and where we are headed.
Space exploration
  1. Has the Era of Space Exploration Ended? (l) - The U.S. space program leapt forward in May 1961 when President John F. Kennedy declared that the country would put a man on the moon by the end of the decade.
  2. Science and Discomfiting Discoveries (l) - The scientist's pursuit of the past ends in the moment of creation. This is an exceedingly strange development, unexpected by all but the theologians.
Space force
  1. We Came in Peace For All Mankind (l) - Fifty years ago America landed two men on the moon and returned them safely -- accomplishing a goal set by President John F. Kennedy in 1961. Since then, space has largely been a quiet and peaceful place. Could this change? What is the future of space exploration?
Space invaders
  1. War of the Worlds (l) - War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells is considered a science-fiction classic. It has been read by millions, its 1938 enactment on radio caused a nationwide panic, and it has spawned two popular movies. Is an invasion from outer space a possibility? Did you know that the Bible actually predicts an invasion of this earth from beyond?
Space race
  1. The "American Century": What Was Really Behind It? (l) - Seldom has a nation dominated an era as the United States dominated much of the 20th century. Its remarkable achievements transformed the world for decades. But what was really behind its amazing accomplishments? Is there more than meets the eye?
Space shuttle
  1. With a Little Care (l) - Unlike the great care taken in endeavors of the space program, we often allow ourselves to rush through life without much thought or planning. What lessons can we learn from the mistakes of the space program?
  2. Has the Era of Space Exploration Ended? (l) - The U.S. space program leapt forward in May 1961 when President John F. Kennedy declared that the country would put a man on the moon by the end of the decade.
Space travel
  1. If the Milky Way (l) - If God moved at the speed of light, would anything really get accomplished?
  2. The Race for Immortality (l) - People want to live forever. Many scientists say that artificial immortality may soon be possible -- but at a great cost to all. Are you ready?
Space war
  1. We Came in Peace For All Mankind (l) - Fifty years ago America landed two men on the moon and returned them safely -- accomplishing a goal set by President John F. Kennedy in 1961. Since then, space has largely been a quiet and peaceful place. Could this change? What is the future of space exploration?
Space, life in
  1. Extraterrestrial Life: What Does the Bible Say? (l) - Humans have long searched the heavens for signs of other life. Is there life out there? Is there a way to know for sure?
Space, size of
  1. Grasping the Vastness of Our Universe (l) - Robert Jastrow, a former head of NASA's Goddard Center, once used a clever comparison to help us grasp the immensity of the universe.
Spaceship earth
  1. Our Amazing Spaceship Earth (l) - Scientists have spent multiple years and billions of dollars searching for life elsewhere in the universe, only to find that earth alone not only teems with life, but seems to be expressly designed for life. An amazing intelligence seems to be behind it all. What is that intelligence telling us?
Spacewalks
  1. World News and Trends - Sep/Oct 2005 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Sept, 2005.
Spain
  1. Appendix 4: The Colchis Connection (l) - Is it possible to identify Calcol or Chalcol as Cecrops of Athens and still relate his name to the people of Colchis?
  2. Appendix 6: Dating the Milesian Arrival in Ireland (l) - Unfortunately, the dating of the Milesian arrival in Ireland is an area of broad dispute. But there are factors that should help us in forming a reasonable answer.
  3. 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.
  4. Who were the Milesians? (l) - Note that the Scythians from Spain were known as Milesians--a name replete throughout the Irish annals.
  5. Keep Your Eye on Gibraltar! (l) - The Rock is back in the news. But why has this small narrow peninsula been such a bone of contention between Britain and Spain for nearly 300 years? Clearly the current promise of a solution is not good news to everyone involved.
Spain economy
  1. European and American Debt: No Easy Way Out (l) - The huge debt problems in Europe and the Unites States are creating enormous problems on the world geopolitical scene.
Spain England connection
  1. Lands of Iberia (l) - The land of Spain and Portugal, it should be mentioned, is also known as the Iberian Peninsula.
Spam
  1. In the News Apr/June 2007 (l) - News items, April 2007
Spanish Armada
  1. The Debt We Owe to Elizabeth (l) - Queen Elizabeth I's Cause for Religious Freedom
Spanish flu
  1. Spanish Flu - The Pandemic That Changed the World (l) - On the heels of World War I, the most deadly war in human history up to that time, came an even deadlier killer -- an influenza epidemic that killed millions. Does Bible prophecy indicate we may see such epidemics again?
Spanking
  1. Does God Believe in Tough Love? (l) - Both Dr. Phil and Dr. Laura advocate it. There's even an organization -- Tough Love International -- to help parents deal with out-of-control children. A practicing family psychiatrist has written a book calling for parents to use tough love. But the concept of tough love originated back in the first few pages of the Bible -- long before the creation of any support group or self-help manual. Our Creator offers tough love to those He loves.
Speak carefully
  1. Proverbs: Think Before You Answer (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
Speaking in tongues
  1. Tongues and Slaying in the Spirit (l) - What are the gifts of the Spirit and will they be obvious to those around us?
Speaking of faith
  1. Student Voices: Connecting Across Lines of Faith (l) - Here's what other students and recent college graduates had to say when asked, "How do/did you connect with others and discuss your faith on campus?"
Speaking out
  1. Redefining Hate Speech (l) - Hate speech—it can incite racism, prejudices and even violence. But is it hate speech to disagree with others in the public arena on important moral issues? The debate over what is and is not hate speech is much more important than you may realize. There may come a time in the near future when it may be illegal to promote biblical standards concerning abortion, homosexuality or marriage.
Speaking truth
  1. Proverbs: A Truthful Witness (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
Spears, Britney
  1. Do Lyrics Matter? (l) - What goes into your head can affect your thoughts and actions.
Species and evolution
  1. Darwinism Is Not the Same as Evolution (l) - There is a reason many Darwinists are so adamant about their theory. They know the implications if they fail: The alternative explanation of life on earth is a Creator God.
Speech
  1. Many Words (l) - Language is a useful tool for communicating, but used in the wrong way it can become useless or damaging.
Speech and marriage
  1. Speaking of Marriage (l) - In spite of loud complaints from some wives and husbands, married people are generally happier than single people when they apply some important principles. Find out what those principles are.
Speed of light
  1. If the Milky Way (l) - If God moved at the speed of light, would anything really get accomplished?
Speed of thought
  1. If the Milky Way (l) - If God moved at the speed of light, would anything really get accomplished?
Spilled milk
  1. Spilled Milk (l) - Attitudes come from the heart. God wants us to cultivate good attitudes and build His character. What happens when the pail we are carrying is bumped by the incidents of everyday life? Are Godly attitudes revealed?
Spirit
  1. The Mystery of Death (l) - Religions contradictory explanations about death. Some teach that people are born with immortal souls; some say people are immortal souls. Many believe that after death the soul is conscious and proceeds to a literal place or condition of bliss or torment. Others teach that upon death the soul is absorbed into a "greater consciousness." Some expect to be reincarnated, coming back to earth as another person or as an animal.
  2. Understanding God Through Christ (l) - The image of God is what makes man unique among all His physical creation. This is what renders men, women and children truly human.
  3. 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.
  4. The Likeness of God (booklet2) (l) - When fully in God's likeness, we will be able to fulfill our awesome responsibility of exercising dominion over, of assisting Him in managing, the vastness of His creation.
  5. The Role of the Holy Spirit (l) - How do we receive God's spirit? And how does it work in the life of a Christian?
  6. Fire, Ready, Aim -- Huh? (l) - It's been said of old that "there are three items that don't come back -- a spent arrow, a spoken word and a lost opportunity." Is this simply a trite phrase of days gone by or is there a powerful lesson for us to consider?
Spirit before the church
  1. God's Spirit Before the Church Era (l) - With Adam and Eve the history of human beings began without the active presence of God in their lives; they lacked the power and help of His Spirit.
Spirit in man
  1. Mapping the Brain: The Missing Dimension (l) - U.S. President Barack Obama recently announced plans to spend millions on mapping the human brain -- labeled "the next great American project" -- perhaps on a par with going to the moon. But is there a largely unrealized component residing in the brain itself that cannot be studied or mapped by neuroscientists? What does the Bible reveal about the mystery of the human mind?
  2. 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.
  3. The Spirit in Man (booklet2) (l) - Human beings do have a spiritual component to our makeup. As Job 32:8 says, "There is a spirit in man." And the apostle Paul pointed out, "For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him".
  4. The Mystery of Death (l) - Religions contradictory explanations about death. Some teach that people are born with immortal souls; some say people are immortal souls. Many believe that after death the soul is conscious and proceeds to a literal place or condition of bliss or torment. Others teach that upon death the soul is absorbed into a "greater consciousness." Some expect to be reincarnated, coming back to earth as another person or as an animal.
  5. The Wondrous Gift of Life (l) - Scientists and theologians have dedicated lifetimes to trying to find the keys that unlock the mystery of human existence.
  6. The Spirit in Man (booklet1) (l) - The spirit in man imparts human intellect to our physical brains. It is what makes people vastly more intelligent than animals.
  7. Something More to Man? (l) - Is there more to man than meets the eye? Is there something that transcends the purely physical and material realm, something that suggests that a great purpose and dignity are integral to our existence?
  8. What is Man? (l) - What is man? Few today have an adequate answer to this enormously significant question.
  9. What is My Purpose Here? (l) - There must be some meaning to humanity's mixture of awesome abilities and awful atrocities. What is the ultimate purpose and meaning of your life?
Spirit in the Old Testament
  1. God's Spirit Before the Church Era (l) - With Adam and Eve the history of human beings began without the active presence of God in their lives; they lacked the power and help of His Spirit.
Spirit influences
  1. The Iran Nuclear Deal (l) - As more and more details of the Iran nuclear negotiations unfolded over recent months, the questions grew more and more puzzling.
Spirit life
  1. 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.
Spirit of a sound mind
  1. Stir Up the Spirit (l) - Here's how you can rekindle the flame of God's Spirit within you!
Spirit of conversion
  1. The Holy Spirit: Defining a Christian (l) - Exactly what is a Christian? How does the Bible define a Christian in the most accurate sense?
Spirit of God
  1. Mapping the Brain: The Missing Dimension (l) - U.S. President Barack Obama recently announced plans to spend millions on mapping the human brain -- labeled "the next great American project" -- perhaps on a par with going to the moon. But is there a largely unrealized component residing in the brain itself that cannot be studied or mapped by neuroscientists? What does the Bible reveal about the mystery of the human mind?
  2. A Spiritually Transformed People (l) - The transformation of the people of God through His Spirit is a transformation of their hearts, their innermost being. Instead of hard-heartedness and hostility to God's laws, they gain an obedient spirit because God works in them;
  3. The Holy Spirit: God's Transforming Power (l) - Contrary to Trinitarian teaching, Scripture reveals the Holy Spirit not as a person, but as something much different - the divine power through which God acts.
  4. The Wondrous Gift of Life (l) - Scientists and theologians have dedicated lifetimes to trying to find the keys that unlock the mystery of human existence.
Spirit of help
  1. God gives Christians divine help through His Spirit (l) - What does God's Holy Spirit do for us as Christians? This question goes to the heart of our religious beliefs, because without the power of God's Spirit we can have no deep, close relationship with the Father, nor can we become His children. It is because the Spirit dwells in us that we are called the children of God (Romans 8:14-17 [14] For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. [15] For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. [16] The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: [17] And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. ).
Spirit of law
  1. Written by the Finger of God (l) - God is looking for people who recognize the importance of His law -- who want to have God write it on their hearts.
Spirit of love
  1. One of God's Greatest Gifts (l) - God has a wonderful gift He wants to give you! It's a gift that will help you grow -- if you use it to its full potential.
  2. Stir Up the Spirit (l) - Here's how you can rekindle the flame of God's Spirit within you!
Spirit of obedience
  1. All the World Under the New Covenant (l) - The ultimate intent of God's master plan is to change the hearts of all peoples so He can give them His gift of eternal life.
  2. Does the New Covenant Abolish the Commandments? (l) - The Bible tells us that Christ came as the Mediator of a better covenant. The popular belief that the New Covenant abolishes God's law reflects a misunderstanding of both covenants.
  3. The Need for a New Covenant (l) - The New Covenant is God's commitment to give His people His Spirit so they can obey Him.
Spirit of power
  1. Know No Doubt (l) - How do we dispel doubts in our personal lives? The example of a former king is insightful.
  2. The Fruit of the Spirit - God's Spirit: The Power to Transform Your Life (l) - Jesus Christ is cultivating supernatural "fruit" in the lives of His disciples. To understand that miraculous effect, we must first understand the awesome cause and ultimate source--the Spirit of God.
  3. The power to live a godly life (l) - Correctly understanding the scriptural truth that the Holy Spirit is God's power that can transform our lives helps us better understand His purpose and will for us.
  4. The Gift of Life (l) - God's aim is to release us from Satan's stranglehold. Through Christ, God would destroy the devil's power of death and release us. This is where the promised gift of power comes into play.
  5. The Holy Spirit: God's Power at Work (l) - Most people don't understand the working of the Holy Spirit. As a result, they
  6. Stir Up the Spirit (l) - Here's how you can rekindle the flame of God's Spirit within you!
Spirit of the law
  1. Whatever Happened to Sin? (l) - It used to be common to hear messages condemning sin and warning of its consequences. Now most religious messages pass over the uncomfortable reality of sin to focus on "feel-good" themes. What is happening to Christianity--and is it missing a crucial part of Christ's message?
Spirit of understanding
  1. The Holy Spirit: God's Power at Work (l) - Most people don't understand the working of the Holy Spirit. As a result, they
Spirit powers
  1. Kingdoms at War (l) - A shocking event from the life of the biblical prophet Daniel opens a window into a different dimension -- an unseen spirit world and beings who play a hidden role in events taking place around us.
Spirit realm
  1. A God Not Bound by Space and Time (l) - If there is a God, why don't we see, hear or touch Him? It's a simple and fair question. But the answer defies human logic, reasoning and experience.
Spirit world
  1. Is the Spirit World Real? (l) - Do you know for sure whether there really is an evil spirit named Satan? What about his minions called demons? How does all of this affect young people?
  2. Unmasking the Spirit World (l) - We hope this issue of Vertical Thought will likewise open your eyes to the reality of the spirit world.
  3. The Spirit World's Dangerous Dark Side (l) - Strange practices and religions such as Wicca, Santeria, voodoo and channeling are growing in popularity. What's behind them? Are such things harmless, or is there more to them than meets the eye?
  4. What Is Channeling? (l) - Most have heard of the term channeling. It has become increasingly popular on TV and radio, especially with the arrival of the "New Age" movement. This is a modern version of mysticism with roots in Hinduism, Buddhism and occultism.
  5. Is There Really a Spirit World? (l) - Both popular culture and religion bombard us with references to the spirit world. But is it real? What's it all about? Where can you turn to sort out fact from fable?
  6. What if You Are Confronted by the Dark Side of the Spirit World? (l) - The Bible provides a guide to successfully countering any of Satan's deceptions. Below are several principles you should follow.
  7. An Evil Spirit World (l) - What's the source of so much sorrow and suffering in our world? God's Word reveals surprising details about a spiritual dimension -- the angelic world -- and an evil being and his cohorts who are the enemies of God and those who follow His ways.
  8. Kingdoms at War (l) - A shocking event from the life of the biblical prophet Daniel opens a window into a different dimension -- an unseen spirit world and beings who play a hidden role in events taking place around us.
  9. The Unseen Dimension Hidden From Human Senses (l) - We have to go to the Bible to understand the spiritual dimension that impacts big events in our world every day.
  10. The Enemy of Mankind (l) - Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour" (1 Peter 5:8, New International Version).
  11. 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.
Spirit, fellowship through the
  1. God's Church Welcomes You (l) - God's fellowship is reserved for those who strive to obey God and have faith in Him and His promises.
Spirit, fruit of
  1. God's Spirit: The Power to Transform Your Life (l) - Jesus Christ is cultivating supernatural "fruit" in the lives of His disciples. To understand that miraculous effect, we must first understand the awesome cause and ultimate source--the Spirit of God.
Spirit, right
  1. Praying for a Right Spirit and New Attitude (l) - Responding to God involves not just repenting of individual sinful acts. It also involves a recognition that our hearts and minds have been corrupted by the world and the devil, "the prince of the power of the air" (Ephesians 2:2).
Spirit, stir up the
  1. Stir Up the Spirit (l) - Here's how you can rekindle the flame of God's Spirit within you!
Spiritism
  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).
Spirits
  1. Gargoyles, Ghouls, Ghosts and Goblins? (l) - Does our modern world take the spirit realm too lightly?
Spirits, demonic
  1. Satan's Role in Suffering (l) - Through the spiritual blindness and ignorance Satan has foisted off on the world, he is the instigator of incalculable suffering. He has blinded humanity to the reason for our existence.
Spiritual attack
  1. How Secure Is Your House? (l) - We often worry about our physical houses, but how secure are our spiritual houses?
Spiritual bankruptcy
  1. Sounding a Warning (l) - Humanity is heading down its own perilous road toward a far more serious type of bankruptcy.
Spiritual blindness
  1. World Peace - Will It Ever Come? (l) - World peace will begin when the Prince of Peace returns to earth. Then "of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end"
  2. Suffering: How It Began, How It Will End (l) - Our world is wracked with evil and misery. But why? From where did it originate? Why is it so pervasive? And most importantly, does God plan to do something about it?
  3. Out of Darkness, Into the Light (l) - A young man realized he could illuminate his dark world through the light of education. And his efforts to increase his knowledge, improve himself and serve others have since helped millions. Discover vital spiritual lessons from his story.
  4. A Spiritually Transformed People (l) - The transformation of the people of God through His Spirit is a transformation of their hearts, their innermost being. Instead of hard-heartedness and hostility to God's laws, they gain an obedient spirit because God works in them;
  5. Satan's Role in Suffering (l) - Through the spiritual blindness and ignorance Satan has foisted off on the world, he is the instigator of incalculable suffering. He has blinded humanity to the reason for our existence.
  6. Promise and Covenants: A Prophetic Legacy (l) - Explains the significance of the promises God made to the Gentiles.
Spiritual component of man
  1. Something More to Man? (l) - Is there more to man than meets the eye? Is there something that transcends the purely physical and material realm, something that suggests that a great purpose and dignity are integral to our existence?
Spiritual creation
  1. The Family of God (l) - The Father and Jesus have, from the beginning, planned to increase Their kind. The God kind is a family! It is headed by the Father and now consists of the Father and the Son, Jesus Christ.
Spiritual darkness
  1. The Ruler of a Kingdom of Spiritual Darkness (l) - God's Kingdom is not of this world, as Jesus Christ made clear in John 18:36. It is even more tragic that another being is ruler of this world, right here and right now -- Satan the devil.
Spiritual diligence
  1. Are You Pressing the Spiritual Snooze Button? (l) - What does your to-do list look like? Is it full of tasks, chores and other physical worries? Where does your spiritual life fit in? Stop hitting the snooze button for your spiritual growth!
Spiritual direction
  1. Why Tithe in Today's World? (l) - Does tithing teach timeless principles and lessons even in today's modern world? You need to understand God's perspective on this vital issue.
Spiritual discernment
  1. Is the Kingdom Within You? (l) - Rather than telling the Pharisees that the Kingdom of God was something in their hearts, Jesus Christ warned them that they were so spiritually blind they couldn't recognize the very personification of that Kingdom in Him.
  2. What is the Holy Spirit? (l) - Spiritual discernment is accessible only from God as a gift through His Spirit.
Spiritual education
  1. Get Smart About Education (l) - "Why do they make me learn all this dumb stuff? I never learn anything important at school!" Have you ever felt that way? Is your education out of your control? What if there were fun and interesting ways to discover the knowledge and wisdom you'll need to get where you want to go?
  2. Vantage Point - All Education Isn't Equal (l) - There's spiritual knowledge we need to learn. We must spend our lives learning the ways that lead to the peace and happiness all people desire.
Spiritual enemies
  1. 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.
Spiritual experience
  1. All Spiritual Experiences Are Not of God (l) - A new science called "neurotheology," which examines religious experiences in the context of neurobiology.
Spiritual focus
  1. Spiritual Distractions (l) - In today's world, it is easy to get distracted. In fact, distractions are the cause of most accidents. But what about our spiritual life? Can distractions get in the way there as well?
Spiritual fruit
  1. Bearing Fruit: A Crucial Part of Spiritual Growth (l) - God expects us to be productive and get results.
Spiritual gifts
  1. Gifts We Fail to Use (l) - When we get the wonderful gifts for which we pray, do we really appreciate them... or abuse them?
Spiritual growth
  1. God's Pruning Process (l) - I agonized over pruning my trees because I thought it would harm them. Pruning, whether physical or spiritual, doesn't seem pleasant, but it really is necessary for health and growth.
  2. Consider the Lily (l) - What a miracle the birth of a child is! Children change and grow almost daily. As Christians, we are told we are spiritually to be like little children, but what does the lily have to do with that?
  3. Spiritual Growth: From Immaturity to Immortality (l) - In the previous seven articles of this series we have explained essential tools for spiritual transformation--prayer, Bible study, meditation, fasting, repentance, baptism and the Church. Now we consider how to use all these tools to attain our ultimate destiny of eternal life!
  4. Growing to Spiritual Maturity (l) - This growth process involves overpowering the pulls of the flesh, replacing them with the character of Christ. Where do we begin?
  5. Why Bible Study Is Necessary for Spiritual Growth (l) - Paul scolded the Corinthian Christians for their unspiritual attitudes and conduct (1 Corinthians 3:1-4). He explained that their problems were caused partly by some of them having too little knowledge of God's ways.
  6. Less Than Perfect (l) - Spiritual growth is serious business. Our Christian calling requires striving for perfection.
Spiritual harvest
  1. Abundant Fresh Fruit: To Serve God and Share With Others (l) - We can become like God by having His Spirit dwelling in us. As we grow spiritually, we should see more and more evidence of that miracle--more and more "fruit of the Spirit." And with more and more fruit, there is more and more to give to others!
Spiritual health
  1. The Quest for Happiness (l) - A man in a concentration camp discovered some keys to real happiness.
Spiritual house
  1. How Secure Is Your House? (l) - We often worry about our physical houses, but how secure are our spiritual houses?
Spiritual intelligence
  1. Spiritual Quotient: The Type of Smarts We Don't Learn in School (l) - The understanding of life's purpose is an important but often neglected part of our intelligence.
Spiritual intent of the law
  1. The Letter and the Spirit of Law (l) - Jesus of Nazareth expanded the laws of God, showing their spiritual intent.
Spiritual knowledge
  1. Basic Knowledge Everyone Needs (l) - Beyond the basic material knowledge we need for survival, each of us needs spiritual understanding and insight into that special knowledge revealed only by God Himself.
Spiritual law
  1. The Ten Commandments in the New Testament (l) - Did Jesus abolish the Ten Commandments? On the contrary, the New Testament teaches obedience to them.
Spiritual laws
  1. "We shall be saved by His life" (l) - Paul's statement that "we shall be saved by His life" in Romans 5:10For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. is something we should understand.
Spiritual leader
  1. Religious Deception in the Post Modern World (l) - How will the sophisticated people of the Western world be deceived?
Spiritual leadership
  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.
Spiritual lessons
  1. The Feast of Unleavened Bread: The Lesson of Leaving Sin (l) - Our observance of the Days of Unleavened Bread helps us realize our need for Jesus Christ's help in overcoming our weaknesses. Yet this feast is certainly a time for rejoicing because Christ freely gives us the help we need.
Spiritual life
  1. 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.
Spiritual maturity
  1. Partaking of the Divine Nature (l) - Everlasting, abundant life in the Kingdom as part of the God family is our ultimate destiny. That is what Christ makes possible (John 10:10). That is why God created us in His image.
Spiritual power
  1. The Power of the Holy Spirit (l) - Is your life ruled by fear and uncertainty? Do you feel disconnected from God and unsure of how to improve your life? Learn how God's Spirit can powerfully transform your life.
  2. A Spiritually Transformed People (l) - The transformation of the people of God through His Spirit is a transformation of their hearts, their innermost being. Instead of hard-heartedness and hostility to God's laws, they gain an obedient spirit because God works in them;
  3. Did God Create the Devil? (l) - Where did the devil come from? How did such a creature come to be? Did God purposefully create an evil being?
Spiritual readiness
  1. The Need for Spiritual Readiness (l) - The scriptures do not connect the need for spiritual readiness with the Rapture.
Spiritual rest
  1. "There Remains a Sabbath-Rest for the People of God" (l) - Our spiritual rest begins now in this life and reaches its consummation in the resurrection to eternal life at the return of Christ (Revelation 20:6). Christ's return also signals the beginning of the millennial rest prophesied in the Old Testament.
Spiritual rock
  1. Who Was Jesus? (booklet) (l) - The Logos [Word] was not only with God in the beginning, but was God (John 1:1), and it was this Logos who became flesh and is identified with Christ.
Spiritual safety
  1. How Secure Is Your House? (l) - We often worry about our physical houses, but how secure are our spiritual houses?
Spiritual sanity
  1. A Beautiful, Vertical Mind (l) - Mentally speaking, are you all there? Many people don't realize they're missing a critical nonphysical component.
Spiritual seeker
  1. 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?
Spiritual shipwreck
  1. Don't Miss the Mark! (l) - I was on duty when the call came in. The supertanker Exxon Valdez had run aground in Prince William Sound, Alaska, unleashing a huge oil spill! Why did it happen? And what lessons are there for us today?
Spiritual slavery
  1. Moses' Journey Out of Egypt (l) - Moses was called out of Egypt both physically and spiritually. His experience, though unique in many ways, is not altogether different from ours. Just as he learned to trust God during his lifetime, so should we. Moses is more like us than many think.
Spiritual sleep
  1. Are You Pressing the Spiritual Snooze Button? (l) - What does your to-do list look like? Is it full of tasks, chores and other physical worries? Where does your spiritual life fit in? Stop hitting the snooze button for your spiritual growth!
Spiritual stock
  1. "In God We Trust" (l) - The United States has been a "land of milk and honey." But now, why this dramatic turn of events? What is it within the American personality that has brought us to this financial mess?
Spiritual temple
  1. Is God's Temple Under Construction? (l) - Scripture indicates that before the return of Jesus Christ, a new temple is to be built in Jerusalem. But is a grand temple of God already under construction? Does it involve you?
Spiritual thirst
  1. 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?
Spiritual transformation
  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. A Spiritually Transformed People (l) - The transformation of the people of God through His Spirit is a transformation of their hearts, their innermost being. Instead of hard-heartedness and hostility to God's laws, they gain an obedient spirit because God works in them;
Spiritual understanding
  1. A Spiritually Transformed People (l) - The transformation of the people of God through His Spirit is a transformation of their hearts, their innermost being. Instead of hard-heartedness and hostility to God's laws, they gain an obedient spirit because God works in them;
  2. Enemies of Faith (l) - Have you ever wondered why we don't see more evidence of faith? The Bible identifies several tendencies that undermine faith.
  3. 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.
  4. What is the Holy Spirit? (l) - Spiritual discernment is accessible only from God as a gift through His Spirit.
Spiritual unity
  1. How Is God One? (l) - There is only one God, just as there is only one human race -- one extended family descended from Adam of presently about six billion individuals. Just the same, the one divine family -- the family of God -- is open to an unlimited number of members.
Spiritual universe
  1. A God Not Bound by Space and Time (l) - If there is a God, why don't we see, hear or touch Him? It's a simple and fair question. But the answer defies human logic, reasoning and experience.
Spiritual values
  1. Financial Security and Peace of Mind (l) - God promises material blessings to those who obey Him and acknowledge Him with their wealth (Proverbs 3:1, 9-10). Through the prophet Malachi God warned that withholding His tithe amounts to robbing Him, but He will bless those who tithe (Malachi 3:7-12).
  2. Money in Marriage (l) - Couples can greatly reduce their conflicts over money by planning when to have children and how to care for them, agreeing how to apportion their resources and learning to work together to attain their financial goals.
Spiritual vision
  1. Blessed Are Your Eyes (l) - We greatly prize the amazing sense of physical sight. But the ability to see spiritually is even more miraculous!
Spiritual warfare
  1. 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.
  2. Goodness: God's Character and Man's Potential (l) - The spiritual fruit of goodness enables sinful man to do good and to be good--good in the truest sense of the word. Goodness, after all, is the essence of God's nature.
  3. 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.
  4. Christian Warfare (l) - The Bible describes Christians as soldiers. Like any other soldier, they must learn to survive the inevitable battle to fight another day. What are the weapons of a Christian soldier, and how does a soldier for Christ define victory?
Spiritual weapons
  1. Spiritual Growth: From Immaturity to Immortality (l) - In the previous seven articles of this series we have explained essential tools for spiritual transformation--prayer, Bible study, meditation, fasting, repentance, baptism and the Church. Now we consider how to use all these tools to attain our ultimate destiny of eternal life!
Spirituality
  1. Meditation: What's on Your Mind? (l) - The Bible teaches us about tools we can use to grow spiritually and build our relationship with God. In this third article in a series, we examine the importance of godly thoughts and meditation.
  2. Hooking Up and Losing Out (l) - A growing number of American college women are "hooking up" with college men, seeking out sexual encounters with no strings attached. What are they looking for--and what are they getting? They profess a deep spirituality, so why are they rejecting religion?
  3. What Kind of Spirituality Do You Want? (l) - Would you like a type of spirituality that looks good, sounds good and maybe even feels good -- but one that is hypocritical and repugnant to God? Or do you want a genuine relationship with Him based on His terms?
  4. Teens Pursue Spirituality, But Without God? (l) - Many teens want to live in ways that are healthy and moral, in spite of the example set by the adult generation. But are they choosing spirituality without God?
Spirituality, real
  1. What Kind of Spirituality Do You Want? (l) - Would you like a type of spirituality that looks good, sounds good and maybe even feels good -- but one that is hypocritical and repugnant to God? Or do you want a genuine relationship with Him based on His terms?
Spiritualized kingdom
  1. (l) - What does the Bible really say about the millennium, the prophisied 1,000-year reign of Jesus Christ? Is it a fantasy or a promise on which you can stake your future?
Spiritually clean
  1. Spiritual Lessons in Foot Washing (l) - Christ washed His disciples' feet and told us to do likewise. What lessons can we learn from this practice?
Sponge
  1. Towels, Sponges, Water and a Fountain (l) - When it comes to learning, do we absorb or repel information?
Spontaneous generation
  1. The Giver of Life (l) - When you understand that God is the Lifegiver who created man for His own special purpose, with the potential of immortality, life takes on meaning far greater than the empty purposelessness inherent in a faith in evolution.
  2. Scientists' Thundering Silence (l) - The more deeply scientists delve into the mysteries of the universe, the more their discoveries support the existence of God. But all too often they are remarkably silent about this aspect of their findings.
Sports
  1. Basketball Is Her Second Goal...Her Religion Is Number One (l) - Sports have been a big part of life for Jenny Stewart. So have her religious beliefs.
Sports and religion
  1. Basketball Is Her Second Goal...Her Religion Is Number One (l) - Sports have been a big part of life for Jenny Stewart. So have her religious beliefs.
Sports and Sabbath
  1. Serving From the Bench (l) - When Anne's love of sports and love of God conflicted, she spent more time on the bench. Even there she inspired her team.
Sports hero
  1. The Story of Stan Musial (l) - In a time when many sports "heroes" exhibit less than heroic character, here's one sports legend who set a high standard.
Spousal abuse
  1. Love Run Amok (l) - How can you know in advance whether someone will become an abusive mate?
Spreading the Bible
  1. The Bible - Miracle of Miracles! (l) - The year 2011--the 400th anniversary of the King James Version of the Bible--is a perfect time to celebrate the "book of books" and its numerous translations. Let's reflect on the many miracles, over a span of several thousand years, that had to happen to make the entire Word of God available and affordable in many languages!
Spurious scriptures
  1. A Spurious Reference to the Trinity Added in 1 John 5:7-8 (l) - Some Bible translators of past centuries were so zealous to find support for their belief in the Trinity in the Scriptures that they literally added it. A case in point is 1 John 5:7-8.
Squid
  1. A Challenge to Evolution--On the Beach! (l) - How a squid developed its complex ability to capture and use tiny luminous bacteria exactly on the right part of its body, create a lens for it and even regulate the light is something scientists cannot explain.
Srebrenica
  1. To Tell the Truth (l) - It will be difficult for some people to acknowledge the unsavory truth about their nation's sins.
Sri Lanka
  1. Martyrs for a Homeland (l) - Teenage girls are the best candidates for suicide bombers among the Tamil Tigers.
St Patrick
  1. The Patrick You Didn't Know (l) - Who was "Saint" Patrick? What did he believe? What did he teach? And was he really Irish?
St. Patrick
  1. Do You Feel Lucky Today? (l) - Good luck, bad luck, no luck and even luck that can follow you -- is this really what controls your future?
St. Patrick's day
  1. St. Patrick's Day - It's The Little Things That Count (l) - Is it okay to participate in some elements of popular religious holidays? Or are there more serious consequences to disobeying God's laws?
Stability
  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?
Stability, source of
  1. How Can We Cope in a World of Rapid Change? (l) - Do you feel bombarded with change from every direction? Do you feel stressed, overworked, with too little time to appreciate and enjoy life? Do you find it difficult to keep up with everything you need to do? If so, you're not alone. Our rapidly changing world is rapidly stressing us out. What can you do to cope?
Stalin
  1. Collateral Damage: The Darwin Bomb (l) - What may seem like a good idea at the moment doesn't always turn out to be good in the long run. This is certainly the case with Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.
  2. The Horsemen of Revelation: The Black Horse of Famine (l) - The food-rich countries' potential to feed the entire planet makes it hard to imagine a famine extensive enough to thrust the earth into a global crisis. Yet the third seal of Revelation 6, employing the symbol of a black horse, describes just such a horrifying scene. How could this happen? What would be its consequences?
Stalin, Josef
  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?
Standard of righteousness
  1. When Is Enough...Enough? (l) - Continuing to ignore the fundamental laws of God creates a state of unrighteousness for which God will demand an accounting. God is a God of judgment. At some point He will say, "Enough is enough!"
Standards
  1. Holding It Up to the Light (l) - If we want to get a good view of ourselves, the only way to do it is through the illumination that God provides.
  2. Modesty (l) - Are you modest in the sight of God and man?
  3. Held to a Higher Standard (l) - Are we trying daily to live up to God's expectations of us or do we find ourselves settling for something less?
  4. Finding the Path to a Happy Family (l) - God didn't create the family relationship and then leave us to stumble blindly trying to find the best way to make it work. The keys for family happiness and success are revealed in the Scriptures.
  5. Satan's False Advertising--Even in Christianity (l) - If you could see and meet the devil face to face, what would he look like? He is commonly depicted as a cartoon character in a red suit with a pitchfork or as a hideous-looking ghoul.
Standards of right and wrong
  1. How do You Think? (l) - Our heartfelt emotions are an important part of being human, but these feelings are incomplete as a method of making judgements when not guided by godly principles.
  2. 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?
Standing for convictions
  1. Conviction or Preference? (l) - As you face your battles over spiritual principle, be courageous. Be strong. Stand firm. If need be, be willing to prove that your spiritual beliefs truly are convictions.
Staph
  1. World News and Trends - November/December 2007 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. November 2007
Staph germ
  1. World News and Trends - July/August 2007 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Jul/Aug 2007
Star
  1. Wise Men Still Seek His Star (l) - Wise men did the smartest thing of all. They remained open to God's lead. They made sure they were available to follow the sign when it did come, and they were willing to go wherever it led them.
Star of David
  1. More Links to David (l) - Besides what we've already seen, there are other corroborating factors connecting the line of David with Ireland.
Star Trek
  1. Star Trek, God's Plan and You! (l) - Even the most imaginative science fiction pales in comparison to the ultimate reality God has in store for us. This true story is for children -- human children as well as all the children of God
Star wars parallels
  1. Star Wars III: What Makes a Hero Go Bad? (l) - As the Star Wars series finally comes to a close, what lessons can we learn from its story line and characters?
Star Wars' factual foundation
  1. The Real Star Wars (l) - A struggle for control of the universe.
Star wars, the real
  1. The Real Star Wars (l) - A struggle for control of the universe.
Stars
  1. The Story of the Stars and Matter (l) - Scientific studies of the heavens and the world around us reveal fascinating details about the earth's history and destiny.
  2. Song of the Stars (l) - We know they shine at night, but did you know that stars sing?
Starting a business
  1. Pointers for a Successful Start-Up (l) - Tips on starting a business.
  2. Starting a Small Business—Even in Tough Times (l) - Here are the stories of four people who own and operate their own businesses.
Starting out
  1. Here's to New Adventures... (l) - Some people call them trials. I call them adventures because they give us the opportunity to learn and to take a step forward.
Starvation
  1. Food Insecurity in a Hungry World (l) - Starvation, malnutrition and consequent diseases are an all-too-familiar fixture in today's world. This article reports on the current situation and looks through the window of prophecy at the future. The present is bleak, but the future is fabulous!
  2. The Horsemen of Revelation: The Black Horse of Famine (l) - The food-rich countries' potential to feed the entire planet makes it hard to imagine a famine extensive enough to thrust the earth into a global crisis. Yet the third seal of Revelation 6, employing the symbol of a black horse, describes just such a horrifying scene. How could this happen? What would be its consequences?
State definitions
  1. Christianity on the Wane in America (l) - Whatever the direction of the nation as a whole, you individually can live a lawful life filled with hope.
State of Israel
  1. Why Israel Matters (l) - Jesus Christ told the multitudes they needed to discern their time. Can we discern our world and the time we are in and be moved to repentance and action? An important factor is recognizing the significance of Israel in Bible prophecy.
  2. 2. A Jewish Homeland will be Established in Israel (l) - "And in that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which faces Jerusalem on the east. And the Mount of Olives shall be split in two, from east to west, making a very large valley; half of the mountain shall move toward the north and half of it toward the south" (Zechariah 14:1-4 [1] Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee. [2] For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city. [3] Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle. [4] And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south. ).
  3. 5. The United States and Great Britain will Fall with the State of Israel (l) - "Israel" was the new name God gave the biblical patriarch Jacob in Genesis 32. The 12 tribes of Israel were descended from his 12 sons. These tribes later formed a united kingdom.
Statutes
  1. God's 'Laws, Statutes and Judgments' (l) - God's laws are categorized as laws, statutes and judgments.
Stay alert
  1. How Are We to Prepare for Momentous End-Time Events? (l) - God's Word contains many prophecies about dangerous and deadly events that will devastate the world in the days leading up the return of Jesus Christ. It also has words of serious warning to those who believe God and have ears to hear. Notice what God tells us to do, considering the seriousness of the times in which we live.
Stay awake
  1. 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!
STD
  1. Unintended Consequences vs. Intended Rewards (l) - Most young people have been advised to forgo premarital sex in order to avoid pregnancy and STDs (sexually transmitted diseases). Now, according to new reports, there are more reasons for following this godly advice.
  2. World News and Trends - May/June 2008 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world.
  3. World News and Trends - September/October 2008 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Sept/Oct 2008
STDs
  1. Why Isn't Sex Safe? (l) - An estimated 45 million people in the United States are infected with genital herpes. The number is growing by a million new cases a year. This year one in four sexually active teens will contract a sexually transmitted disease. Young people are encouraged to practice "safe sex"--but is there such a thing?
  2. A Tale of Two TV Commercials (l) - It's ironic that in an age when knowledge is exploding, we choose to remain so clueless about one of the basic functions of life -- sex.
  3. In the News Oct/Dec 2006 (l) - In the news. October 2006
  4. Dating Dos and Don'ts (l) - Everyone knows that in most cultures dating is a prelude to marriage. But what many don't know is that how we date greatly influences the kind of marriage we will have.
Steady course
  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.
Steel
  1. Men and Women of Steel and Velvet (l) - When should we show tenderness and bigheartedness -- the "velvet" qualities? And when should we be like steel -- firm and resolute?
Stein, Ben
  1. Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed (l) - Ben Stein's documentary film exposes the challenge of intelligent design in the world of science.
Stem cell
  1. World News Review January 2001 (l) - A brief overview of world events. January 2001.
Stereotypes
  1. Labels -- Part 1 (l) - Labels can tell us a lot, and we often stand by a label. But what happens when we label people?
  2. Labels -- Part 2 (l) - Labels are difficult to remove, but they cause far more trouble than just sticking around.
  3. Reprogrammed For God (l) - In order to please God and grow in our relationships, we must allow Him to completely change us.
Sternberg, Richard
  1. God, Science and the Bible (5/05) (l) - News from the world of science about God and the Bible. May/June 2005
Steroids and girls
  1. World News Review May 2005 (l) - World News Review; April/May 2005
Steve Allen
  1. Media's Assault on Traditional Values (l) - Our popular media has been pushing the envelope when it comes to traditional values for quite some time.
Stewardship
  1. Responsible Stewardship and Accountability (l) - The Bible repeatedly emphasizes that God's servants are to be wise stewards and managers over the resources He provides.
Stigler
  1. Blessed Are the Merciful (l) - A lesson in Christ-like mercy from the book A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II
Stillborn
  1. When God Says No (l) - We aren't always prepared for what life deals us or why God allows it. Here is one family's struggle to cope with loss.
Stir God's spirit
  1. How to Stir Up God's Spirit (l) - The apostle Paul admonished members in one of the churches he started, "Do not quench the Spirit" (1 Thessalonians 5:19). He also urged the young evangelist Timothy: "Stir up [rekindle into flame] the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind" (2 Timothy 1:6-7).
Stir holy spirit
  1. How to Stir Up God's Spirit (l) - The apostle Paul admonished members in one of the churches he started, "Do not quench the Spirit" (1 Thessalonians 5:19). He also urged the young evangelist Timothy: "Stir up [rekindle into flame] the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind" (2 Timothy 1:6-7).
Stock market
  1. Sept. 11 Aftermath Highlights U.S. Strengths and Weaknesses (l) - America's response to the awful events of September 11 has highlighted both her strengths and weaknesses. Ironically, some of America's greatest strengths are also potentially great weaknesses.
Stone of destiny
  1. Appendix 7: The Stone of Destiny (l) - What was so special about this chunk of rock, which now sits in Edinburgh Castle?
  2. Appendix 9: The Lion and the Unicorn (l) - Britain's heraldic imagery takes on great significance in light of the true biblical identity of the British people and their royal family.
Stone of scone
  1. Appendix 7: The Stone of Destiny (l) - What was so special about this chunk of rock, which now sits in Edinburgh Castle?
Stony ground
  1. The Parable of the Sower and Seed (l) - I've planted many vegetable gardens over the years. The lessons I've learned match what Jesus Christ said about the sowing of the seed of the gospel and what it takes to grow a productive crop. They also teach us what we must do when the words of the Kingdom have been sown into our lives.
Storm
  1. Storm Without Warning (l) - A horrendous storm 100 years ago reminds us that it is vital to know, and let others know, what is coming.
Storms
  1. Great Storms Foretold? (l) - Disasters and Jesus' words: "Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near."
  2. Did Jesus Christ Foretell Devastating Storms? (l) - Are natural disasters increasing as Jesus foretold?
Storms of life
  1. Surviving the Storms of Life (l) - Preparing for future "storms" of life. Knowing and possessing the "whats" is not enough, but "when" you put your resources into play makes all the difference in the world -- your world, that is!
Story of youth
  1. Giving, Receiving and Gratitude (l) - Sometimes we are surprised by what influences us in our lives and what can really put us in awe.
Strait of Malacca
  1. Another Sea Gate Threatened? (l) - Shipping lanes off Indonesia may seem irrelevant to the West. But at stake is part of an ancient promise to Abraham that his seed would possess the "gates of their enemies."
Straits of Malacca
  1. Indonesia's Bashir a Lightning Rod (l) - Indonesia is the scene of some of the world's greatest tragedies of modern times. Much more than a region in need of aid, it is rich in history, the largest Muslim nation in the world--and a democracy. The recent release of militant Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Bashir reopened old wounds and may indicate a future direction away from the West.
Stranger
  1. I Was a Stranger ... (l) - Some of the congregation just could not accept someone as "odd" as "Carlene," and started spreading awful rumors. How could she feel comfortable coming back to a church where people labeled others without even knowing them?
Strangers
  1. Joseph, Jesus and Me (l) - What do Christians today have in common with those who came before us?
  2. 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?
Stratfor
  1. World News Review February 1999 (l) - World news - Feb 1999
Strength
  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?
  2. 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?
Strengths, using personal
  1. Winning With Your Strengths (l) - If you're unhappy in your job, should you change your job? Should you find a career that matches your ablilties and interests? Here's how concentrating on your talents can help you find happiness and success.
Stress
  1. World News & Trends - November/December 2008 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Nov/Dec 2008
  2. Wagon of Rocks (l) - Years ago Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong admonished us to simplify our lives. I think most of us are still working on this, trying to find our rhythm.
  3. Fear and Depression: Conquer Them With These Crucial Keys (l) - Feeling anxious and depressed? With the world and the economy in such bad shape, it's no wonder such feelings are common. What can you do to combat these negative ways of thinking? Use these five keys to help!
  4. How Can We Cope in a World of Rapid Change? (l) - Do you feel bombarded with change from every direction? Do you feel stressed, overworked, with too little time to appreciate and enjoy life? Do you find it difficult to keep up with everything you need to do? If so, you're not alone. Our rapidly changing world is rapidly stressing us out. What can you do to cope?
  5. How Can You Deal With Information Overload? (l) - We're often bombarded with information of all kinds from every direction, leaving us stressed, anxious and fatigued. How can we better cope with this ongoing information explosion? How can we sort the helpful from the wasteful?
  6. Information Inundation (l) - Information overload is a common problem for young people today. But it's not due to schoolwork. Rather, it has everything to do with life outside the classroom.
  7. The Economic Meltdown's Ugly Fruits--and the Bible's Practical Solutions (l) - A recent murder-suicide within view of my own house inspired reflections on some biblical solutions that could solve many of our national problems.
  8. Body Language Helps Hotels Serve Customers (l) - The hotel chain Affinia, with locations in New York City, Chicago, and Washington, D.C., has instituted body-language education to train employees to better anticipate the needs of guests.
  9. Sandstone Arches Shaped by Stress and Gravity (l) - Unique properties of sand grains under stress help scientists understand sandstone rock formations.
  10. Bible Answers for Coping with Stress (l) - If you're like most of us, you're feeling stress from circumstances in your life. Sometimes the stress we face feels unbearable. But even daily stress can take a toll.
  11. Coping With Stress (l) - Here are some practical guidelines to apply in your personal life.
  12. Keys to a Long, Healthy Life (l) - Let's consider seven important health principles. Practicing these will help you live a longer and healthier life. These principles are backed by extensive research in the health-care field and by the Bible
  13. Walking Through the Valleys of Life (l) - In this life we face trials. We are constantly exposed to a range of strains and stresses. However, we can call on several strategies to lessen the load. Here are a few effective steps.
  14. Christian Setbacks: A Question of Perspective (l) - Every Christian has his or her bad days; the apostle Paul had his share as well. Amazingly, Paul was able to persevere. What enabled him to do so?
  15. Going Down for the Third Time (l) - Trying to be superwoman didn't work for her. Are you drowning in life too?
  16. Vibrant Health - The Crucial Biblical Keys (l) - The Creator God, who is sometimes called the Great Physician, knows everything about what is best for our health.
Stress in Australia
  1. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - Sep/Oct 2001 (l) - A brief synopsis of world events. September/October 2001
Stretching
  1. Yoga's a Stretch (l) - A study has found that the physical exercises in the discipline of yoga, an ancient practice of stretching and meditation from India, help to relieve pain in the lower back -- but that there is no evidence that the meditation element of yoga increases relief.
Strictness
  1. Parent Swap (l) - As parents and Christians, we have responsibilities to our children and we must make sure we don't swing too far in any direction when it comes to decision making.
Strife
  1. Proverbs: Feasting with Strife (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
Stroke and smoking
  1. Reasons for Not Smoking (l) - Many health and economic problems are prevented or eased by not smoking.
Struggle
  1. Piggyback (l) - I was touched and inspired watching a father and his young daughter face a challenging quest together.
Struggles
  1. When Life Knocks You Down...Get Up! (l) - Life begins with a struggle for some creatures. Be glad you're not a baby giraffe!
Stuck with Christ
  1. Stuck With Christ on Golgotha (l) - The thief on the cross came to vital understanding. In being "stuck" with Christ, we come to know Him.
Student
  1. Five Qualities of Successful Students (l) - Tired of feeling behind where you ought to be in school? It's time to take action.
Student debt
  1. Generation Debt (l) - How Americans are selling their souls into debt slavery at ever-younger ages, and what you need to learn about how to avoid it wherever you live on earth.
Student teacher relationships
  1. The Value of Student-Teacher Relationships (l) - "Faculty are supposed to make the sparks fly intellectually, and from time to time, we're supposed to make lightning strike." -- Ross Thomas
Students and tests
  1. Just For Youth: Tests: Who Needs Them? (l) - You can learn more from tests than you might think.
Study habits
  1. When Cramming Helps and When It Doesn't (l) - Frantically filling your head with facts just before a test can sometimes help, but you have to know when it won't be effective.
Study helps
  1. Good Bible Study Resources Available Online (l) - Dozens of tools to help you understand more about God's Word, the Holy Bible, are readily available through the Internet. They are invaluable, but they are free!
Studying for tests
  1. When Cramming Helps and When It Doesn't (l) - Frantically filling your head with facts just before a test can sometimes help, but you have to know when it won't be effective.
Stuff
  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.
Sub-prime mortgages
  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.
Sub-Saharan Africa
  1. 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?
Submission
  1. Marital Happiness: The Choice Is Up to You! (l) - With so many people wanting instant gratification, it's no wonder so many marriages end in divorce. Are we expecting more from our husband or wife than we're willing to give? Can happy marriages simply be a matter of choice?
  2. 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?
  3. Jesus Christ's Submission to the Father (l) - The apostle Paul, in Philippians 2, says that Jesus was willing to voluntarily surrender His awesome godly power and position for our sakes, telling us: "Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped [i.e., tightly held onto and not let go of], but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death -- even death on a cross!" (Philippians 2:5-8, NIV).
  4. Does God Set Conditions on His Gift of Eternal Life? (l) - Can we do things -- or not do things -- that will disqualify us from receiving the gift of eternal life?
Submission in marriage
  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?
Submission to God
  1. What Manner of Person Ought You to Be? (l) - Who we are is not always clear, even to ourselves. Who we want to be is often not clear either, but who we ought to be is another thing altogether.
  2. Thy Will Be Done! (l) - Submitting to God's will is not easy for us, but it can be done.
Submit to God's laws
  1. Thy Will Be Done! (l) - Submitting to God's will is not easy for us, but it can be done.
Substance abuse
  1. Plugged In--Tuned Out? (l) - There is no doubt that music is a powerful and enjoyable medium, but is it always beneficial for us? That depends.
  2. Substance Use Is Not the Answer (l) - Looking for a way of escape through alcohol, drugs or other substances is no escape at all.
Substance and form
  1. Proverbs: Who Pursues Righteousness (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
Substitutionary sacrifice
  1. Who Really Killed Jesus? (l) - Jesus Christ died in fulfillment of the Passover and other Old Testament sacrifices. But who actually bears blame in His being killed?
Success
  1. Seven Principles That Lead to Success (l) - None of us wants to fail and there are things we can do to defeat failure. Following these seven steps can lead you on your journey to success!
  2. How Do You Measure Success? (l) - "Happy is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gains understanding."
  3. Finding Success in Your Job and Career (l) - In a world that is so far removed from the life and times of the Bible, do the Scriptures offer any help in how to be successful in our job and career?
  4. Seeking God's Blessings (l) - The Scriptures teach us not to set our heart on riches but to help people in genuine need and generously support the work of sharing God's truth with others.
  5. Winning With Your Strengths (l) - If you're unhappy in your job, should you change your job? Should you find a career that matches your ablilties and interests? Here's how concentrating on your talents can help you find happiness and success.
  6. (l) - As you'll discover in the articles in this issue, success is not as superficial as it is painted in the media.
  7. 'Some Things Are Better Than Money' (l) - Some Things Are Better Than Money' An unexpected turn of events can sometimes teach us a valuable lesson.
  8. Find a Career Path That Fits (l) - What single factor could make the biggest difference in your prospects for a successful career?
  9. Mentors Promote Success (l) - Success can be as close as someone helping you through an obstacle... and your helping someone else through his or her obstacle.
  10. "Without Blood on My Hands" (l) - We are called to live today by the laws of the coming Kingdom of God. We will meet our Maker without any blood on our hands.
  11. Planning for Life: Two Crucial Keys for Success (l) - What steps can you take to make your life a success? How do you begin?
Success and marriage
  1. Predicting Your Success (l) - How would you like to drastically improve your odds of living a long, financially successful life? It is really quite simple. Read this article to find out how to do so and achieve greater happiness.
Success, real
  1. Success's Secret Ingredient (l) - The critical factor that should be utmost in any goal-setting program we would follow: seek what is good.
Success, school
  1. In the Principal's Office: Secrets of Success (l) - Vertical Thought discusses the pathway to a positive high school and college experience with Dan Salcedo, principal of Santa Ana High School in Santa Ana, California.
Success, student
  1. In the Principal's Office: Secrets of Success (l) - Vertical Thought discusses the pathway to a positive high school and college experience with Dan Salcedo, principal of Santa Ana High School in Santa Ana, California.
Success, true
  1. (l) - As you'll discover in the articles in this issue, success is not as superficial as it is painted in the media.
Successful living
  1. Coping With Worry (l) - You worry. I worry. We all worry about all kinds of things. But why do we allow ourselves to worry so much? Does our worrying accomplish anything? And are we concerning ourselves with the right things?
  2. Is Life Only About Fun! Fun! Fun? (l) - What's wrong with just doing whatever your want? Find out how to get your kicks in life - but not those that kick you in the teeth!
  3. (l) - Making a list of our dreams is an important first step in bringing dreams to reality. Putting it down in black and white takes an idea out of the realm of the abstract into the world of the concrete and specific. It leads one closer to commitment.
  4. Teenage Success Stories (l) - Teenage success stories - yours could start today.
  5. Intelligence (l) - Is Intelligence the Most Important Factor for Success?
  6. Are We Thriving or Just Coping? (l) - Each daily activity we undertake shapes and molds us in preparation for our part in the awesome future of all mankind.
Successful student
  1. Five Qualities of Successful Students (l) - Tired of feeling behind where you ought to be in school? It's time to take action.
Successful students
  1. Five Qualities of Successful Students (l) - Tired of feeling behind where you ought to be in school? It's time to take action.
Sudan
  1. Focus on Sudan -- More Than a Humanitarian Crisis (l) - The disaster in the Darfur region of Sudan is called "the worst humanitarian crisis in the world today." Why doesn't the United Nations simply stop it? Why don't the world's powerful nations step in to end the crisis? This article separates the tangled issues to show what is happening and why, as well as what to expect next.
  2. 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.
  3. Is Africa Dying Before Our Eyes? (l) - Entire countries are struggling for survival. Does the world want to help? Is it too late? Has God cursed the continent?
  4. The World Stood by as Hundreds of Thousands Died in Darfur (l) - In spite of some pressure from the United Nations, the United States, the European Union and the African Union, the murdering in Darfur and of refugees from there has continued unabated.
  5. 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.
  6. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - Jul/Aug 1999 (l) - A brief synopsis of world events. July/August 1999
  7. World News Review September/October 1998 (l) - World news - Sept/Oct 1998
  8. Key to the Middle East-Seek First to Understand (l) - The poor of the world will suffer one more time before Christ intervenes with His form of government that will bring a lasting and secure peace.
  9. World News Review June 2004 (l) - World News Review for June, 2004.
Sudden
  1. The Element of Surprise (l) - Included in the many end-time prophecies is an often-overlooked element that stands as a powerful warning in addition to the events to take place. Why is it people will be absolutely stunned by the suddenness of prophecies being fulfilled, and what can we learn from this lesson?
Sudden destruction
  1. The Day the World Ended: Lessons From Pompeii (l) - Pompeii's ruins tell a stark and heartrending story. One day Pompeii was a thriving, lively city; the next it was a steaming mound of smoldering volcanic ash. Does Pompeii's tragic tale hold lessons for us today?
Suez
  1. Suez - Important Lessons From an Event 50 Years Ago (l) - When Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal 50 years ago, it started a chain of events whose results are still being felt today.
  2. Will Iraq Be America's Suez? (l) - Until 1956 Great Britain was the dominant power in the Middle East. The Suez Canal crisis led to British withdrawal from the region. Could Iraq be America's Suez, forcing the United States out of the world's most volatile neighborhood?
  3. 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?
  4. One Year After Sept. 11: What Have We Learned? (l) - September ll should be seen, above all, as a warning - a call to national repentance.
Suez Canal
  1. Benjamin Disraeli: Maestro of Empire (l) - In a remarkable coincidence one of the chief architects of the British Empire, Benjamin Disraeli, literally bears the name of Israel. Or is it coincidence? Given what we know about the promises to Jacob's end-time descendants and the timing of the issuance of the physical, materia and national promises to Abraham, the name Disraeli reads more like a providential signpost.
Suffering
  1. We Reap What We Sow (l) - Experience is the most effective teacher, but not always the best one. Once you have experienced something, it's not possible to go back and unexperience it.
  2. Is God Indifferent to Human Suffering? (l) - If God is all-powerful, He could easily prevent disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis, tornadoes, floods, droughts and volcanic eruptions. But He lets them happen. Why?
  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. Jacob and Joseph (l) - God's calling and purpose is sure. Through trials and suffering, we learn to trust God and build character, just as the patriarchs in the Bible did. They trusted God to guide their lives and followed Him through all circumstances in life in order to gain their reward of eternal life.
  5. What Job Learned by Suffering (l) - By permitting Job to suffer unjustly, God was allowing him to learn one of the most important lessons that anyone could ever learn!
  6. Suffering: How It Began, How It Will End (l) - Our world is wracked with evil and misery. But why? From where did it originate? Why is it so pervasive? And most importantly, does God plan to do something about it?
  7. 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.
  8. Hope of the Resurrection - Part One (l) - If a man dies, shall he live again? If loved ones die, will you see them again?
  9. Why Does God Allow People to Suffer? (l) - Good News Editor This mini-study looks at questions related to suffering that have troubled people throughout the ages. God does not ignore our heartfelt pleas for understanding. His answers are real, hopeful and life-changing!
  10. The Remarkable Lesson of God's Feast of Firstfruits (l) - If Jesus Christ came to save mankind, why is the world in such sad shape? The answer is found in a little-understood festival God revealed in the Bible.
  11. 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!
  12. How Can We Make Life Work? (l) - Some people recognize that living God's way holds great promise "of the life . . . which is to come." Far fewer understand that living a godly life also has benefits in "the life that now is"--that is, our present physical lives.
  13. Why Does God Allow Satan to Influence Mankind? (l) - God is in control, but He has allowed Satan to dominate humanity for two basic reasons. First, Adam and Eve, our first parents, chose Satan's domination over them. Second, God wants all of humanity to learn that "the way of man is not in himself; it is not in man who walks to direct his own steps" (Jeremiah 10:23).
  14. The Enemy of Mankind (l) - Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour" (1 Peter 5:8, New International Version).
  15. 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.
  16. Satan's False Advertising--Even in Christianity (l) - If you could see and meet the devil face to face, what would he look like? He is commonly depicted as a cartoon character in a red suit with a pitchfork or as a hideous-looking ghoul.
  17. 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.
  18. Why Suffering? Where Does It Come From? (l) - Why would God create a world of chaos and evil?
  19. How Good Can Come From Suffering (l) - As Christ explained, His followers can expect to suffer. But God sometimes allows us to suffer because pain teaches us to refrain from sin even under the most difficult circumstances.
  20. When Will Suffering Cease? (l) - In this 'present evil age' (Galatians 1:4) God is allowing human beings to learn important lessons. He wants mankind to know that sin produces horrible consequences and that we have brought much grief on ourselves by rejecting His instructions.
  21. Walking Through the Valleys of Life (l) - In this life we face trials. We are constantly exposed to a range of strains and stresses. However, we can call on several strategies to lessen the load. Here are a few effective steps.
  22. Why a Loving God Allows Suffering (l) - Most people fail to recognize that God doesn't have to directly intervene every time we sin; the spiritual laws He set in motion are self-enforcing, bringing their own punishment when we break them.
  23. Can We Explain All Suffering? (l) - One of the consequences of humanity's decision to live contrary to God's instruction is a world subject to the capriciousness and vagaries of "time and chance" and the actions of others.
  24. A World Plagued With Human Suffering (l) - Christ proclaimed that part of His mission was "to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed" (Luke 4:18). Such a time has not yet occurred for all mankind, but God promises He will bring an end to suffering in general during Christ's millennial reign and will eventually banish it (Revelation 21:4).
  25. A Front-Row Seat for Suffering (l) - Repeated exposure to violence - real and feigned - in news and entertainment hardens us to the real suffering of others.
  26. Avoiding Unnecessary Suffering (l) - Much unnecessary suffering can be avoided by faithfully obeying God, by keeping His commandments in the letter and in the spirit. Avoiding suffering can also involve following sound principles of mental, emotional and physical health.
  27. Cause and Effect: An Often-Overlooked Principle (l) - When we look for the major causes of suffering, we often need look no further than ourselves. In one way or another sin is the underlying cause of most suffering.
  28. Why Must Christians Suffer? (l) - One of the greatest puzzles for many people is why God allows good people to suffer.
  29. Jesus Christ's Profound Example of Suffering (l) - Jesus endured profound suffering for our benefit.
  30. Freedom of Choice or Freedom from Suffering? (l) - How can we have true freedom of choice and still gain freedom from suffering?
  31. Glossary (bsc4) (l) - Word definitions relating to Bible Correspondence Course.
  32. How God Sees Suffering (l) - Suffering is only temporary, not eternal. After its purpose has been accomplished, God will erase it forever.
  33. Historical Insights into Human Suffering (l) - Suffering can stimulate us to reevaluate the importance of life.
  34. Introduction (bsc4) (l) - How do we reconcile anguish and suffering with the Bible's portrayal of a loving God? Why would He allow the horrendous miseries that afflict humanity? Does the Bible explain suffering?
  35. Points to Ponder (bsc4) (l) - Bible study 'points to ponder' about why God allows suffering.
  36. Why Suffering? - Time and Chance (l) - Many good and bad things occur to people regardless of whether they are good or evil. The Bible refers to the working of "time and chance".
  37. Why Suffering? (l) - If God is infinitely good, and infinitely powerful too, why should evil exist at all? God's purpose is best served by His giving us freedom of choice.
  38. The Greatest Humanitarian Cause (l) - Do you have trouble with prayer? How should we pray? For what should we pray? What lessons should we learn from prayer? Let's consider Christ's lesson on the subject.
  39. An American Patriot (l) - Lessons from the life of Thomas Jefferson
  40. How Can You Help When Someone Is Hurting? (l) - You can find ways to help others in their time of need.
  41. Coming: An End to Suffering (l) - Why is the world awash in suffering? How did the world come to be in such sad shape? Most important,what will bring the end to human misery?
  42. Choosing to Suffer... (l) - Frightening circumstances which developed in Tajikistan in 1996-1997 evolved into the necessary evacuation of about 200 Sabbatarians to Ukraine.
  43. (l) - Letters from readers of the Good News, May/June 2003.
  44. Learning From the Suffering of Job (l) - The suffering of a man named Job explains much about why character is more important in God's eyes than the discomfort and pain we experience in this life.
Suffering servant
  1. Jesus Christ, the Supreme Servant (l) - Prophecies in the book of Isaiah foretold that Jesus Christ would first come to serve humanity by dying for our sins, and come a second time to rule over the earth. What does His suffering and death mean for mankind?
  2. Who Really Killed Jesus? (l) - Jesus Christ died in fulfillment of the Passover and other Old Testament sacrifices. But who actually bears blame in His being killed?
Suffering wrongfully
  1. Why Must Christians Suffer? (l) - One of the greatest puzzles for many people is why God allows good people to suffer.
Suffering, avoiding
  1. Avoiding Unnecessary Suffering (l) - Much unnecessary suffering can be avoided by faithfully obeying God, by keeping His commandments in the letter and in the spirit. Avoiding suffering can also involve following sound principles of mental, emotional and physical health.
Suffering, cause of
  1. Cause and Effect: An Often-Overlooked Principle (l) - When we look for the major causes of suffering, we often need look no further than ourselves. In one way or another sin is the underlying cause of most suffering.
Suffering, comfort for the
  1. How Can You Help When Someone Is Hurting? (l) - You can find ways to help others in their time of need.
Suffering, encouragement for the
  1. How Can You Help When Someone Is Hurting? (l) - You can find ways to help others in their time of need.
Suffering, end of
  1. How God Sees Suffering (l) - Suffering is only temporary, not eternal. After its purpose has been accomplished, God will erase it forever.
  2. Coming: An End to Suffering (l) - Why is the world awash in suffering? How did the world come to be in such sad shape? Most important,what will bring the end to human misery?
Suffering, help for the
  1. How Can You Help When Someone Is Hurting? (l) - You can find ways to help others in their time of need.
Suffering, human
  1. Avoiding Unnecessary Suffering (l) - Much unnecessary suffering can be avoided by faithfully obeying God, by keeping His commandments in the letter and in the spirit. Avoiding suffering can also involve following sound principles of mental, emotional and physical health.
Suffering, lessons from
  1. How Good Can Come From Suffering (l) - As Christ explained, His followers can expect to suffer. But God sometimes allows us to suffer because pain teaches us to refrain from sin even under the most difficult circumstances.
Suffering, origin of
  1. The Origin of Evil and Suffering (l) - Editorial: Where did evil come from?
Suffering, relief from
  1. Help for Sufferers (l) - The unwillingness of mankind as a whole to believe and obey God is the real reason for a suffering world. But God offers relief from suffering.
Suffering, Satan and
  1. Following the Footsteps of a Different God (l) - The Bible makes it clear that civilizations and societies are influenced by Satan. John writes that "the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one" (1 John 5:19).
Suffering, support for the
  1. How Can You Help When Someone Is Hurting? (l) - You can find ways to help others in their time of need.
Suffering, why
  1. Avoiding Unnecessary Suffering (l) - Much unnecessary suffering can be avoided by faithfully obeying God, by keeping His commandments in the letter and in the spirit. Avoiding suffering can also involve following sound principles of mental, emotional and physical health.
Sugar
  1. The Worldwide Crisis of Overweight and Obesity (l) - If you are not overweight, you may think you do not need this information. And, if you are even a little overweight, chances are this isn't a comforting subject to spend time reading about. Yet because the problem is so prevalent in our world, you need to be informed. It truly will have a bearing on your future, whatever nation you call home.
Suicide
  1. To Whom It May Concern (l) - Depression runs rampant in our modern age, but ours is not the first generation to experience it. Turn to God and ask for His help. He is the greatest encourager of all time.
  2. You Raise Me Up, Because You Are Your Brother's Keeper (l) - Sobering statistics demonstrate how swiftly society is self-destructing. We especially see self-destructive behavior in our teens. Are we to be our "brother's keeper" and help one another?
  3. Our Children at Risk (l) - My heart aches for the precious children I met at the amusement park.
  4. World News & Trends September/October 2010 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Sept 2010
  5. Assisted Suicide Gains Legal Traction (l) - Long considered to be on the darker edge of the moral grey area, euthanasia or assisted suicide is gaining legal ground in many Western nations.
  6. Are There Examples of Depression in the Bible? (l) - The Bible relates examples of depression of various kinds. It shows that depression and related emotional problems can afflict both those who follow God and those who don't.
  7. Are Those Who Commit Suicide Forever Condemned? (l) - The Bible relates examples of depression of various kinds. It shows that depression and related emotional problems can afflict both those who follow God and those who don't.
  8. He's Suicidal. What Can I Do? (l) - If someone is threatening suicide, take steps to get trained suicide prevention experts involved as soon as possible.
  9. Suicide: Escape, Road to Hell or Neither? (l) - A major question among Christians dealing with the tragic subject of suicide is whether or not the person's suffering continues after death in an ever-burning hell.
  10. A Lesson From Tony (l) - What can we do to help direct our children on the right path -- the path that leads to happiness, instead of self-destruction?
  11. (l) - Questions and answers on issues of interest to young people who want sound biblical advice.
  12. In Memory (l) - Unfortunately, when people go through periods of deep despair, they often don't realize the support system that is available to them.
  13. You Were Born to Win! (l) - When loneliness and depression beat you down, remember, there is Someone to help you up. Don't accept the label "loser," because you were born to win!
  14. Coping With Depression (l) - What are the causes of depression? How can we overcome it?
  15. Too Young to Die (l) - Why did she do it? Was Vicki's life so unbearable that she saw no other way out of her problem?
  16. Suicide is Never the Answer (l) - A Canadian minister's perspective on the hopeless act of taking one's life. Can you spot a suicidal person? An online source for help is included.
Suicide and resurrection
  1. Are Those Who Commit Suicide Forever Condemned? (l) - The Bible relates examples of depression of various kinds. It shows that depression and related emotional problems can afflict both those who follow God and those who don't.
  2. Suicide: Escape, Road to Hell or Neither? (l) - A major question among Christians dealing with the tragic subject of suicide is whether or not the person's suffering continues after death in an ever-burning hell.
Suicide bombers
  1. The Jihadist Worldview: What's Behind the Mideast Brutality? (l) - The brutality of the Islamic State and various terrorist organizations is shocking and horrifying -- beheadings, suicide attacks, slaughter of prisoners and women forced into sexual slavery. What's really behind such barbarism? The truth may surprise you!
  2. Suicide Bombers and the Promise of Paradise (l) - The war against terrorism isn't a traditional war of one nation against another. It's a war of ideas and beliefs.
Suicide bombing
  1. A Covenant of Life (l) - There is a rage burning within today's Islamic world. It continues on the streets of Jerusalem and in the small villages of the Palestinian territories.
  2. Martyrs for a Homeland (l) - Teenage girls are the best candidates for suicide bombers among the Tamil Tigers.
Suicide in U.S.
  1. Suicide: Understanding and Preventing It (l) - Suicide is a national tragedy, and it's getting worse. It's increasingly essential that we become informed on the causes and how to find help.
Sullivan, Anne
  1. What Can You Do When Life Isn't Fair? (l) - Unfairness seems to pervade life. When unfair circumstances affect you, how can you best respond?
Sultan Kaboos
  1. A Different Kind of King of the South (l) - There is a "different kind of King of the South" who has not encroached on "the glorious Kingdom," but who is taking his backwater "Hermit Kingdom" and is turning it around with a vision of service and inclusion.
Summer break
  1. Keep Your Brain Engaged This Summer (l) - As warm weather approaches those in the northern hemisphere, thoughts of class work deadlines and final exam dates are replaced by two words - summer break.
  2. Make the Most of Summer Break (l) - Make the most out of your free time.
Summer camp
  1. Take a Vacation from the World - Part 2 (l) - Soaking up the world of summer camp!
Summer jobs
  1. Make the Most of Summer Break (l) - Make the most out of your free time.
Summits, G8 nations
  1. Endless Summits and the Decline of the West (l) - It usually takes a hugely charismatic leader to unite countries that have been in serious conflict over time. And the Bible foretells that just such a personality will arise in Europe and bring order out of chaos - though at enormous cost.
Sun
  1. The Alpha and the Omega and Eternity (l) - Why do seemingly civilized people seethe with unreasonable hatred? America wastes its time and energy to try to understand why it is hated. What does the truth mean to you?
Sun safety
  1. Sun Safety (l) - Here's how you can protect yourself from the sun and have a safe, fun-filled summer.
Sun worship
  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.
Sunburn
  1. Sun Safety (l) - Here's how you can protect yourself from the sun and have a safe, fun-filled summer.
Sunday
  1. Constantine's Impact on Christianity (l) - The "Christianity" Constantine endorsed was already considerably different from that practiced by Jesus Christ and the apostles.
  2. From Sabbath to Sunday: How and Why the Change? (l) - When did Sunday, the first day of the week, come to be seen as a substitute for the seventh-day Sabbath commanded in Scripture?
  3. Always on Sunday: Europe's Official Day of Rest? (l) - Labor organizations and mainstream churches have united in an effort to promote EU legislation enforcing Sunday as Europe's official day of rest.
  4. What Does Easter Really Commemorate? (l) - You might be surprised! Discover the truth of the surprising story behind one of the world's most popular religious holidays.
  5. Questions and Answers: The Issue of Keeping the Sabbath Causes Me Great Concern (l) - I know what the Bible says, and I want to follow God's Word, but our church worships on Sunday, as all churches seem to. I am worried about not following God's Word.
  6. Surprising Admissions About the Sabbath and Sunday (l) - Leaders and authorities from many religious denominations candidly acknowledge that Saturday is the biblical Sabbath day and that there is no biblical basis for Sunday observance.
  7. What Is 'the Lord's Day'? (l) - Shows us the error of understanding "the Lord's Day" as Sunday, the first day of the week.
  8. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - May/Jun 2000 (l) - A brief synopsis of world events.
  9. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - May/Jun 1997 (l) - A brief synopsis of world events. May/June 1997
  10. The Sabbath in the Scriptures (l) - The Sabbath is mentioned 117 times in the Bible (King James). Christ's custom was to keep the Sabbath, as well as the apostles many years after His death. Not one scripture indicates that the Sabbath has been changed or abolished.
  11. Does the Bible Say Jesus Rose on the First Day? (l) - Does the Bible say Jesus rose on the first day?
  12. Pope John Paul II Advocates Sunday Keeping (l) - Could the recent apostolic letter revive historic precedent and lead to enforcement of Sunday worship?
  13. The Good Friday-Easter Sunday Question (l) - How do three days and three nights fit between Good Friday and Easter Sunday? Or do they?
  14. Never on Sunday? (l) - Germany wrestles with its "store closing law."
  15. Ecumenism Gears Up for Year 2000 (l) - The drive toward uniting Christian religions is gathering momentum.
  16. From Sabbath to Sunday (l) - How and why was the seventh day Sabbath changed to Sunday observance? Is this practice supported by the Bible itself, or by some other authority?
  17. God's Test Commandment (l) - God describes the fourth commandment as a "test" command, "Remember the Sabbath to keep it holy". Yet most of Christianity has turned its back on this command.
  18. (l) - World news - August 1998
  19. World News Review August 1999 (l) - World news - August 1999
Sunday and Europe
  1. World News & Trends May 2010 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. May 2010
Sunday keeping
  1. (l) - Questions and answers on issues of interest to young people who want sound biblical advice.
Sunday laws
  1. Papal Authority, Protestants and Prophecy (l) - Will the Catholic Church's controversial restatement of its belief about the church derail ecumenical dialogue? What does the future hold?
Sunday observance
  1. Questions and Answers - Jan/Feb 2005 (l) - Answers to readers' questions; Jan/Feb 2005
  2. Question and Answers - Jul/Aug 2005 (l) - Answers to readers' questions. Good News July 2005
  3. 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.
  4. Was Sunday the New Testament Day of Worship? (l) - The New Testament was written over a time of more than 60 years after Jesus' death and resurrection, and nowhere does it show the day of rest being moved to Sunday.
  5. (l) - Letters from Good News readers, Nov/Dec 2002.
Sunday origin
  1. Always on Sunday: Europe's Official Day of Rest? (l) - Labor organizations and mainstream churches have united in an effort to promote EU legislation enforcing Sunday as Europe's official day of rest.
Sunday resurrection
  1. A Surprising Truth: Jesus Wasn't Resurrected on Sunday Morning! (l) - There's much more to Christ's resurrection than watching a sunrise on Easter morning.
  2. When Was Jesus Christ Crucified and Resurrected? (l) - How can we fit "three days and three nights" between a Friday-afternoon crucifixion and a Sunday-morning resurrection?
Sunlight
  1. Emotional - Physical Health Connection (l) - Taking care of your body is an important step towards mental and emotional health. God created links between the human body and mind.
Sunni
  1. 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.
  2. The Coming of Islam (l) - The descendants of Ishmael lived in relative obscurity throughout ancient history. This was to change dramatically with the prophet Muhammad and the religion he founded, Islam.
Sunni and Shiite
  1. Who Will Dominate the Middle East? (l) - As America pulls out of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, other powers are rushing in to fill the vacuum. Domestic, regional and global forces are all vying for influence. Where are events in the ever-volatile Middle East headed?
Sunni vs Shiite
  1. Insurmountable Challenges Plague the Middle East Today (l) - The entire Middle East region, culturally and religiously extending into North Africa and South Asia, continues to be very volatile, with no sign of this abating.
Superbug
  1. 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).
Superbugs
  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?
Supergerm
  1. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - Sep/Oct 1997 (l) - A brief synopsis for world events. September/October 1997.
Superhero
  1. The Real 'Man of Steel' Is Coming (l) - When you need a real hero to save the world - Who do you call?
Superman
  1. In Search of Superman (l) - Generations have thrilled to the exploits of Superman, the comic book hero who rescues people from evil. Couldn't our world use a real Superman about now?
  2. The Real 'Man of Steel' Is Coming (l) - When you need a real hero to save the world - Who do you call?
Supernatural
  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.
Supernatural book
  1. Vantage Point: The Supernatural and Disasters (l) - Unfortunately, most of humankind have ignored or outright rejected God's way of living and are now beginning to suffer a new and frightful round of consequences.
Supernatural themes
  1. Vantage Point: The Supernatural and Disasters (l) - Unfortunately, most of humankind have ignored or outright rejected God's way of living and are now beginning to suffer a new and frightful round of consequences.
Superpower
  1. A Page on the World: The Next Superpower? (l) - Book review of "The Next Superpower?" By Ambassador Rockwell A. Schnabel
  2. Who Will Be the Next Superpower? (2008) (l) - Bible prophecy shows the United States will not be the world's preeminent power indefinitely. A new superpower is rising to challenge the United States and the other English-speaking nations.
  3. Introduction: A Snapshot of World Affairs (l) - There is only one true superpower in today's world: the United States. At present no other nation can globally project power, in any form, like America. Yet there are many challenges to America maintaining this lofty and important status. Will another power--another true superpower--emerge from the nations and replace the current world order?
  4. 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.
  5. Who Will Be the Next Superpower? (l) - The rise and fall of empires isn't a dry subject only for acedemics and historians-epsecially when the nexy collapsing empire maybe today's Superpower, the United States.
Superpowers
  1. The First Superpower (l) - Shortly after the Flood, God divided the earth among the families of Noah (Genesis 10:32These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their nations: and by these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood.).
Superstate
  1. Europe: to Separate or Form a Superstate? (l) - What's the best course for Europe to take to emerge from its ongoing crisis?
  2. The Coming Superstate (l) - Superstates have existed in various forms through the ages, but not in the way they are forming today. Many world leaders are planning on creating a system that will exercise hegemony over the whole world. Their plans will eventually lead to a beast system that will rule over the earth. But then a superstate will come on the scene and usher in the true Millennium.
Superstorm Sandy
  1. Calm From God Through New York's Greatest Storm (l) - Living through Hurricane Sandy, the recent "superstorm" that struck America's Northeast coast, didn't heighten my understanding of the weather, but I did learn some new things about God.
Superstorms
  1. Flooding Superstorm May Menace California (l) - Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey have warned about the prospects of a superstorm hitting California at some point.
Superwoman
  1. Career, Home and Family: Can Women Really Do It All? (l) - Family workloads have increased a great deal from several decades ago. Millions of moms work outside the home by choice or necessity. How can families handle the juggling act?
  2. Going Down for the Third Time (l) - Trying to be superwoman didn't work for her. Are you drowning in life too?
Suppertime
  1. It's Suppertime! (l) - Spending time together at dinner is a valuable step in strengthening bonds between family members. What steps can your family take to get the most out of it?
Support
  1. Contact With God's People: A Key to Spiritual Success or Failure (l) - The spiritual tool of Christian fellowship - interacting and communicating with other members of God's Church.
  2. Alone in a Crowd (l) - Are we truly alone in our struggles?
  3. A Heart of Flesh (l) - We all want to be there for grieving friends. Having the heart to make the right choice - and knowing practical things to do - can enable us to help our friends through their darkest moments.
  4. In the Shadow of Death (l) - Don't place a time limit on grief. Some people may be healing well after a year. Some may never heal entirely. How you can help those who have lost loved ones.
Support for Israel
  1. A lonely future for Israel? (l) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Israeli government, the newest version of which is just a few months old, continues to have problems with its closest allies in diplomacy and in generating positive public opinion for Israel.
Support for 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.
Support network
  1. Planning for Life: Two Crucial Keys for Success (l) - What steps can you take to make your life a success? How do you begin?
Supporting
  1. That's What Friends Do (l) - Friendship is often shoved aside in our busy lives. We need to make special effort not to push out those we love.
Supporting the church
  1. Is Tithing Really a Part of New Testament Teaching? (l) - Jesus Christ Himself upheld the practice of tithing in the New Testament.
Supportive
  1. Serving From the Bench (l) - When Anne's love of sports and love of God conflicted, she spent more time on the bench. Even there she inspired her team.
Supreme Court
  1. Let Justice Run (l) - Many feel the courts abandoned their role as neutral observers in the culture wars. Major Supreme Court decisions, along with many others made by federal courts, are determining the social behavior and framework of the nation.
  2. Current Events & Trends September/October 2018 (l) - An overview of events and conditions around the world featured in the September/October 2018 issue of Beyond Today.
  3. November/December 2018 (l) - An overview of events and conditions around the world featured in the November/December 2018 issue of Beyond Today.
Surprise
  1. The Element of Surprise (l) - Included in the many end-time prophecies is an often-overlooked element that stands as a powerful warning in addition to the events to take place. Why is it people will be absolutely stunned by the suddenness of prophecies being fulfilled, and what can we learn from this lesson?
Surrender
  1. Unconditional Surrender (l) - Nearly 60 years ago World War II ended with unconditional surrender. But unconditional surrender is not just for the history books, as it plays a vital part in our relationship with our Savior and conquering King.
Surrender of power
  1. Corruption and Despotism Cry Out for the Coming Kingdom of God (l) - Demonstrations and riots across North Africa and the Middle East highlight the corruption, nepotism and oppression that's common throughout the world. Only the coming Kingdom of God can change this!
Surrender to God
  1. A Lesson in Prayer (l) - You've probably heard about the power of prayer and how prayer can bring about wonderful changes in your life. But have you ever prayed and nothing happened? Have you recited the same words over and over, hoping God would somehow help you make a decision or supply an answer to an unsolvable problem? It's not that God doesn't care. The problem could be that you don't know what Jesus taught about prayer.
Survival
  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?
  2. Seeking human survival in outer space (l) - Some scientists have envisioned Mars being reengineered to be habitable like earth.
  3. Threats to Physical Survival (l) - The nuclear menace remains the most obvious threat to human survival. But by no means is it the only one. Authorities cite several ways in which human actions or natural disasters could eliminate most -- if not all -- human life.
Swaziland
  1. Is Africa Dying Before Our Eyes? (l) - Entire countries are struggling for survival. Does the world want to help? Is it too late? Has God cursed the continent?
Swearing
  1. Children Absorb Foul Language at Early Age (l) - New study assesses the impact of foul language on young minds.
Sweden
  1. Nation-states Struggle with Immigration (l) - Week-long nighttime rioting in Stockholm, Sweden, and a surrounding suburb plunged Scandinavia into the chaotic social unrest that has already afflicted a number of other European regions, including France and Greece.
  2. 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.
Swine flu
  1. Swine Flu Incites Fear of Pandemic (l) - Fear! Health alert! Pandemic! These are the alarming words in the headlines as the world begins to address the outbreak of a new strain of swine flu virus. Are we on the verge of the oft-predicted next great pandemic of flu that could kill millions?
  2. A Modern Menace: Emerging and Reemerging Diseases (l) - Worried health officials have declared the latest swine flu outbreak to be a worldwide epidemic, though so far it has proven not to be as deadly as first feared. But is this a warning of greater dangers to come? Does Bible prophecy give any indications?
Swiss
  1. Fewer Allergies Among Amish Farm Kids (l) - A recent study finds that Amish kids raised on farms in northern Indiana have less asthma and allergies even than Swiss youngsters who grow up on farms and who have traditionally been remarkably allergy-free.
Switzerland
  1. Islamic Culture in Europe: Main Street or Side Street? (l) - Controversies over minarets and burkas highlight larger questions about the clash of cultures and whether Europe's religious heritage should be defended.
  2. World News Review February 2000 (l) - World news - February 2000
  3. Politics Not as Usual! (l) - California and Switzerland may not have much in common. But in October, both had significant elections. A noteworthy contributing factor was the issue of immigration.
Swords into plowshares
  1. Neither Shall They Learn War Anymore (l) - Will humanity ever find a way to settle its differences without resorting to the violence of war?
Sybolism
  1. Why Paul Used the Term 'the Whole Law' in Galatians 5:3 (l) - Paul's point in Galatians about being "a debtor to keep the whole law" is in the context of wanting to impose circumcision on the Galatians. Their reasoning implied that at least some of the symbolic aspects of the law would be required of the gentiles.
Symbiosis
  1. A Challenge to Evolution--On the Beach! (l) - How a squid developed its complex ability to capture and use tiny luminous bacteria exactly on the right part of its body, create a lens for it and even regulate the light is something scientists cannot explain.
Symbiosis versus evolution
  1. Competition or Cooperation: How Symbiosis Defies Darwin (l) - Symbiosis, the interdependent relationships between living things, is an obstacle to the theory of evolution.
Symbolic burial
  1. Keeping the "Old Man" Buried (l) - In ages past when someone died it wasn't a certainty they were actually dead.
Sympathy
  1. Framed Forever by a Tear (l) - The picture found in the Bible's shortest verse, "Jesus wept," speaks volumes about God's love and compassion for those He has made.
Synagogue
  1. The Jerusalem Conference of Acts 15: What Was Decided? (l) - Some said that unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved". They viewed circumcision as a matter of salvation. It was a huge issue to them! So Paul took the matter before Church leadership to be officially resolved
Syncretism
  1. A World Lit Only by Fire (l) - History sheds light on the early stages of Jesus Christ's prophecy of religious deception.
  2. From Sabbath to Sunday: How and Why the Change? (l) - When did Sunday, the first day of the week, come to be seen as a substitute for the seventh-day Sabbath commanded in Scripture?
  3. Wait! You Just Said (l) - You probably realize Christ was not born on December 25, and you may not think it's important. But it really does matter. And it really is important that you not celebrate that day as His birthday!
Synthetic life
  1. 2010: Another Step Toward Frankenstein (l) - Science magazine recently announced a significant step toward creating artificial life. The breatkthrough has caused many scientists to praise the potential for beneficial research. Others, however, warn of the potential threat of a technology we do not yet fully understand or can control. What might this open door lead to in the not-so-distant future?
Syphilis
  1. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - Mar/Apr 2001 (l) - A brief synopsis of world events. March/April 2001.
Syria
  1. World News and Trends - Sep/Oct 2004 (l) - An Overview of Conditions Around the World, Sept/Oct 2004.
  2. Syria in the Crosshairs (l) - World opinion is that Syria appears to have gone one step too far in its deadly game of sponsoring terrorism. The assassination of Rafiq Hariri will have far-reaching consequences for Syria, as well as for the entire Middle East.
  3. World News and Trends - November/December 2007 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. November 2007
  4. 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!
  5. World News & Trends: July/August 2009 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. July 2009
  6. Syria's Part in a New Middle East (l) - Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan pressed the embattled government of Syrian President Bashar Assad to accept a peace plan that would impose an immediate cease-fire between Assad's forces and rebels, deliver humanitarian aid to Syria's beleaguered people and force the government into dialogue with the opposition.
  7. The Crisis of Global Leadership - Where Will It Lead? (l) - World events continue to muddle on without any clear sense that leaders hold the key to effective solutions. Threat of large-scale war in the Middle East looms large. Europe's economic crisis could lead to collapse of the present eurozone. Will these events set the stage for another type of leader to emerge?
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Is it Wise for Israel to Strike Syria Now? (l) - Your Bible reveals that at the time of the end, there will be much turmoil in the Middle East.
  11. Winter Advisory: The Arab Spring That Wasn't (l) - Despite rosy forecasts of an "Arab Spring," a cold Islamist winter grips the Middle East, as developments in Egypt make clear. What does this mean for the future of this critical region?
  12. Lines in the Sand: The Middle East 10 Years After Iraq (l) - America considers what it's lost as Iraq struggles to redefine itself within the ever-boiling cauldron of the Middle East.
  13. Israel Seriously Impacted (l) - It is time to remind ourselves of just who remains ultimately in control over all these frightening world events.
  14. Syria's Civil War Spills Over its Borders (l) - Successful containment of any major difficulty normally means a much better chance of concluding it.
  15. Disappointment and Disorder: the Middle East a Prime Example (l) - End-time events continue to escalate. The trends of our time regress steadily from bad to worse. Yet another decade of pronounced world disorder seems inevitable.
  16. Avoid Involvement in the Middle East? (l) - Bloomberg Businessweek published an article by Peter Beinart, a Daily Beast columnist and university professor, that originally appeared online with the title "Obama Should Give Peace a Chance With Iran" (Sept. 19, 2013).
  17. Navigating the Middle East Minefield (l) - As things now stand, the United States has virtually ceased to be the global policeman it once was.
  18. 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?
  19. 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.
  20. America Losing Credibility as the World's Superpower (l) - Inaction is a sign of weakness on the world scene as in the schoolyard.
  21. Apocalyptic Prophecies Drive Fighting in Syria (l) - Since it began in 2011, the war in Syria has killed more than 170,000 people.
  22. Islamic Caliphate Declared: What Does It Mean? (l) - A new caliphate -- a transnational Islamic state commanding the allegiance of all Muslims -- has been declared by the leader of insurgents in Iraq and Syria. What does this portend for the rest of the world in the days ahead?
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. China to Take More ActiveRole in Syrian Crisis (l) - China is showing a growing interest in the Syrian conflict.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. The Immigration Threat (l) - A flood of immigration without assimilation has led to increased danger from foreigners among Western nations. How should we approach this matter, and what lies ahead?
  29. 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.
  30. World News Review May 2004 (l) - World News Review. May 2004.


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