"V" - Subject Index

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Vain, God's name in
  1. The Third Commandment: From Profanity to Praise (l) - The Third Commandment focuses on showing respect. It addresses the way we communicate our feelings about God to others and to Him.
Valentine, saint
  1. St. Valentine, Cupid and Jesus Christ (l) - On February 14 millions of people exchange tokens and messages of love and affection. Where and how did the curious customs of Valentine's Day begin? Does God have anything to say about such practices?
Valentines
  1. Valentine's Day: What's Wrong With Showing Love? (l) - Valentine's Day has long been hugely popular as a romantic tradition despite its ancient and unseemly origins. So what's wrong with celebrating this holiday?
  2. The Greatest of These Is Love (l) - Today there is a very commercial aspect to Valentine's Day. But what are its origins?
Valentines Day
  1. Before You Ask Someone to Be Your Valentine... (l) - Millions send Valentine's Day cards to express their affection for someone special. But how did this holiday originate? And does Valentine's Day represent what true love is all about?
  2. An Issue Unified by God's Love (l) - Themes of VCM, Feb. 2007
  3. Valentine's Day: What's Wrong With Showing Love? (l) - Valentine's Day has long been hugely popular as a romantic tradition despite its ancient and unseemly origins. So what's wrong with celebrating this holiday?
  4. Valentine's Day: Are All Holidays the Same? (l) - What do its pagan origins imply about Valentine's Day and other popular holidays?
  5. St. Valentine, Cupid and Jesus Christ (l) - On February 14 millions of people exchange tokens and messages of love and affection. Where and how did the curious customs of Valentine's Day begin? Does God have anything to say about such practices?
Valley of Death
  1. Seeing It With Your Own Eyes (l) - God speed the day when He says to all the bones, "Live!"
Valley of Glory
  1. Seeing It With Your Own Eyes (l) - God speed the day when He says to all the bones, "Live!"
Valor
  1. Men of Valor: King David and Winston Churchill (l) - The Bible and more recent history offer lessons of courageous and wise leadership.
  2. Two Men of Great Valor: King David and Winston Churchill (l) - The Bible and more recent history offer lessons of courageous and wise leadership from two courageous men three millennia apart in time.
Value of law
  1. Do We Have to Keep God's Commandments? (l) - We all know the laws of our city or state and how they apply, but what about God's laws? Are they relevant for today?
Value of life
  1. The Heart of Flesh Restored (l) - It's going to take a change in the hearts of mankind for there to be true peace on earth.
  2. Life Is Fragile... Handle With Care (l) - In life we often have trouble knowing how to deal with certain situations, but God knows our needs and is always there for us.
  3. Pondering the Value of Life (l) - Being a pastor in Terre Haute during the media circus of the McVeigh execution forced me once again to examine the meaning of life.
Value of marriage
  1. What's Right With Marriage (l) - More and more voices in society attempt to run down marriage, claiming it's out of date and seeking to change its definition. But there's still much to be said for this relationship God instituted when He first made man and woman.
Value of play
  1. Let's Play (l) - "Teach your kids to play" is the theme of organizations like the Alliance for Childhood.
Value of work
  1. Why All the Thorns and Thistles? (l) - Why all the challenges in life? Parents naturally try to make life as easy as possible for their children. But is this really the best approach?
Values
  1. Christian Values Under Attack (l) - Will you be leaving home for college this fall? If so, your Christianity is sure to be tested. Read this article for advice on how to remain strong.
  2. Will the Family Survive? (l) - The family definitely needs help. The overwhelming pressures against it seem insurmountable. The family is surrounded and beleaguered on all fronts, from media to finances to school and finally by the subtle undermining of culture. Can these influences be counteracted?
  3. You Can Win the War Against the Family (l) - Modern pop culture is robbing children of their innocence while undermining their character growth by addicting them to random violence, filthy language and explicit sex. In spite of this subtle brainwashing, you can still win the war being waged against your family.
  4. What's It Worth to You? (l) - A story of valor and courage makes us think about what is actually important.
  5. British Values Under Serious Threat (l) - According to one recent poll, "Nine out of ten people [in the United Kingdom] believe that the social fabric of Britain is under threat because of family breakdown and rising crime" (The Daily Mail). Britain is following the same tragic path as all other Western nations. Basic values and standards are gradually being subverted on many levels. What can be done about it?
  6. Are You Up for the Challenge? (l) - Life's greatest challenges are in every day decisions! Learning to choose wisely and learning from your experiences can prepare you for a rewarding future.
  7. Hold on to Your Christian Values... Even in College (l) - You may have carefully planned your class load or electives, but you probably have not considered the need for help in keeping your Christian perspective intact. Here's a discussion by three Christian professors giving their best advice for students.
  8. 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.
  9. Choosing to Cheat (l) - Everyone seems to be doing it, so it's not really a problem to cheat in school, is it?
  10. 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.
  11. 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?
  12. 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.
  13. What Is Your Children's Future? (l) - Is the furture of our children left to chance and circumstance? Their future is in your hands more than you think.
  14. Teaching Youth Religious Values (l) - Secular society has largely abandoned instructing children in religious values, with devastating consequences for individuals and familes. What does the Bible say about passing values from generation to generation? And what are your responsibilities as a parent?
  15. For Such a Time As Now (l) - What is the difference between the holy and the profane? In one sense the things that are holy are those matters which stand the test of time, because they are godly in nature.
  16. Wrestling With God: A Political and Moral Dilemma (l) - The founding father envisioned a nation rooted in biblical values. What lies ahead if its roots are destroyed?
  17. The Erosion of Our Moral Ozone (l) - Michael Josephson, founder and president of the Josephson Institute of Ethics and a founder of the Character Counts Coalition, describes the devastating erosion of moral values and its tragic consequences.
  18. Right Values: Light in an Age of Confusion (l) - As the 20th century draws to a close, many wonder what happened to the values that brought us through a tumultuous century - and worry about what lies ahead.
  19. The Visionary Insight of J.B. Priestley (l) - In the book Literature and Western, J.B. Priestley considers the problems of the human condition and how we must face them. A brief excursion into his remarkable insight can yield us lasting benefit.
  20. 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.
  21. 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!"
  22. 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.
Values and children
  1. 10 Practical Ways to Teach Your Children Right Values (l) - Most parents recognize the need for their children to have right values. But how do you teach them? Here are practical pointers parents can use to instill those standards, starting today!
Values neutral philosophy
  1. How Can You Counter a Degenerating Culture? (l) - You are probably disturbed by many of the values of the culture around you - and with good reason. How can we counter the degrading influence of much of popular culture?
Valuing others
  1. Micro Messaging and Us (l) - What messages are we knowingly or unwittingly sending that can hurt others?
Vampires
  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. Where Vampires & Werewolves Don't Exist (l) - Witchcraft in all its forms is part of the devil's marketing efforts.
  3. God Called Me Out of the World (l) - We all must be on guard against the sinister influence that saturates this world.
Van Gogh, Theo
  1. Governments Legislating Morality (l) - Does the freedom of Western democracy license people to choose their own morality? Or can government legislate it? Actually, neither is true!
  2. Nov. 2 -- A Sobering Lesson for Us All (l) - Election Day in the United States was a day of great significance around the world, but not just because of the election results.
Vanderbilt
  1. Of Time and the River of Life (l) - A universal theme and aspiration of all peoples has been a burning desire to know who we are and why we were born.
Vantage point
  1. Vantage Point: Like an Eagle (l) - We all need a strategic and comprehensive perspective on life and world events. Vertical Thought strives to give you that strategic overview in every issue.
Variation
  1. 10 Ways Darwin Got It Wrong (l) - This year marks the bicentennial of Charles Darwin's birthday and, coincidentally, 150 years since the publication of his book On the Origin of Species. One of the most influential books in modern history, it has helped shape philosophy, biology, sociology and religion in the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. But both Darwin's theory and his book are doomed by major flaws.
VAT
  1. The Euro Celebrates Its 10th Birthday (l) - The world's most ambitious currency union in modern times has reached a milestone some critics predicted would never happen.
Vatican
  1. World News Review January 2001 (l) - A brief overview of world events. January 2001.
Vatican and economies
  1. The Vatican Pushes for a Global Political and Economic Authority (l) - According to Bible prophecy, in the last days a centrally controlled global economic system, like the one the Vatican proposes, will be dominated by a great false religion and its leader. Could this document serve as the blueprint?
Vatican and Jerusalem
  1. Coming: International Control of Jerusalem? (l) - The struggle for the Holy City and the divisive issue of Jerusalem's status still awaits a resolution. Will the Vatican eventually offer its services to bring a peace settlement?
Vatican and PLO
  1. World News Review March 2000 (l) - World news - March 2000
Vatican sex crimes
  1. Continued Vatican Revelations Discredit Christian Faith (l) - The continued investigations into sexual abuse perpetrated by Catholic priests are back in the news cycle with the house arrest and impending trial of Josef Wesolowski, former Vatican ambassador to the Dominican Republic.
VCM
  1. Who's Behind VCM? (l) - Virtual Christian Magazine has been a part of my life for some time now and I wanted to take a moment to share with you some of what goes into each issue and introduce those who bring it to you.
VCM readers
  1. VCM Letters to the Editor: June 2009 (l) - VCM Letters to the Editor: June 2009
Vegetables
  1. Eat Your Fruits and Veggies for Disease Prevention (l) - Study proves common sense advice to be accurate, eat plenty of produce!
Vegetarianism
  1. Answers from Genesis - Part 6 (l) - Here are some frequently asked questions about Genesis, the book of origins.
Velvet
  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?
Venereal diseases
  1. AIDS: How a Killer Plague Can Be Stopped (l) - The AIDS epidemic is increasing and continues to threaten more millions of lives. Yet, tragically, we ignore the only real solution to this deadly plague.
Venezuela
  1. World News Review August 2006 (l) - World news review - Sept 2006.
  2. Venezuela - Six More Years of Chavez (l) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez won reelection Dec. 3 to another six-year term. Should the world take him seriously? Should the United States be concerned about his rhetoric? Yes!
  3. World News and Trends - January/February 2008 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Jan. 2008
  4. January/February 2018 (l) - An overview of events and conditions around the world featured in the January/February 2018 issue of Beyond Today.
  5. World News Review July 1999 (l) - World news - July 1999
Venus
  1. 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.
Verdun
  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.
Verheugen, Gunter
  1. Will Enlargement of the European Union Ensure Peace? (l) - Many Europeans tend to link European unity with peace.
Verify story
  1. Proverbs: Consider A Matter (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
Vermont
  1. "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.
Versailles
  1. The Palace of Versailles -- Again at the Center of World Events (l) - Few news sources are reporting the growing rift between France and Germany on the one side and the United States, Britain and their allies on the other in a potential Middle East war. World News and Prophecy looks beyond the obvious, with the help of Bible prophecy to bring you unique perspective and clear understanding. You need to comprehend the forces shaping our world.
Vertical Thought
  1. (l) - Letters from readers of Vertical Thought, April 2007
  2. Vantage Point: Why Vertical Thought? (l) - Remember when you were 8 years old? Life stretched out before you as an endless adventure. Seems like a long time ago, doesn't it? Vertical Thought will soon turn 8 -- and it's been a great adventure!
  3. Effects of TV Sexuality, Violence on Teenagers (l) - These facts by themselves indicate that many aspects of such viewing can and will encourage risky behavior in teenagers and children.
  4. Vantage Point: Over the Cliff (l) - Vertical Thought can help you maintain an overview of life.
  5. 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.
  6. (l) - Youth United becomes new printed magazine: Vertical Thought
  7. A New Magazine Is Born (l) - Vertical Thought: a magazine of understanding for tomorrow's leaders makes its debut as a new magazine for young people.
Vestigial organs
  1. God, Science and the Bible (11/06) (l) - News from the world of science about God and the Bible.
  2. The Marvels of the Human Body (l) - Almost all picture books about the human body readily attribute its marvels to the chance mutations of evolution. Very few seem to say with King David, "I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made"
  3. More Useless Body Parts? (l) - Were human beings put together with definite purpose, or are we merely evolutionary happenstance?
  4. Useless Body Parts? (l) - Did chance evolution leave us with unneeded vestigial body parts -- or did a Creator carefully design every part of us? As it turns out, there are uses for body parts previously assumed to be useless!
  5. An Evolutionary Fantasy (l) - Did chance evolution leave us with unneeded vestigial body parts -- or did a Creator carefully design every part of us? As it turns out, there are uses for body parts previously assumed to be useless!
Via Maris
  1. What Is Armageddon? (l) - Most people believe Armageddon is about the end of the world. But what does the Bible actually reveal? Learn the real truth!
Victor Kubik
  1. Editorial: A Time of Change For Virtual Christian Magazine (l) - New doesn't necessarily mean different.
Video games
  1. Effects of TV Sexuality, Violence on Teenagers (l) - These facts by themselves indicate that many aspects of such viewing can and will encourage risky behavior in teenagers and children.
  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. Violent Video Games Influence Violent Reactions (l) - In a report for the International Society for Research on Aggression, experts have recently concluded that evidence supports the claim that violent media -- especially including violent video games -- can, indeed, act as a trigger for aggressive thoughts or feelings already present.
  4. Violent Video Games Damage Empathy, Study Finds (l) - Violent video games stunt moral development in teenagers.
  5. The Desensitization of the Modern World through Technology (l) - Do you find yourself unable to get through a day without your phone or other electronic devices
  6. January/February 2018 (l) - An overview of events and conditions around the world featured in the January/February 2018 issue of Beyond Today.
Viet Nam
  1. Will America Run Away From Iraq? (l) - Does America have the will to endure a protracted conflict in the Middle East? Or will it follow its pattern of withdrawing in the face of determined resistance from both inside and outside the country?
Vigilance
  1. How Secure Is Your House? (l) - We often worry about our physical houses, but how secure are our spiritual houses?
Vigilant to danger
  1. House on Fire (l) - How vigilant are you about remaining alert for and confronting looming crises?
Violence
  1. Shocking Levels of Violence in Personal Relationships (l) - Statistics gathered on domestic violence against women should shock us.
  2. 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?
  3. 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?
  4. Violent Video Games Influence Violent Reactions (l) - In a report for the International Society for Research on Aggression, experts have recently concluded that evidence supports the claim that violent media -- especially including violent video games -- can, indeed, act as a trigger for aggressive thoughts or feelings already present.
  5. Children and Violent Video Games (l) - Today, sales of popular video games are at record highs. But what message are they sending? Most importantly, are they appropriate for young impressionable minds?
  6. 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?
  7. Awaiting the Prince of Peace (l) - We live in a world that seems to grow more insane by the day. Will the madness ever end? If so, how?
  8. "Why Do People Hate Us So Much?" (l) - There is much hatred and resentment directed toward the United States throughout the world, not just in the Middle East. One scripture helps us to understand why the problem has worsened in recent decades: "Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people"
  9. And The World Was Filled With Violence (l) - "The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence."
  10. Youth Violence: Where Does the Blame Really Lie? (l) - Violence has come to roost in the nation's youth. A biblical prophet envisioned a time when children would be our oppressors (Isaiah 3:12). Are we living in those days?
  11. Choosing Movies and Music: What's Going Into Your Mind? (l) - Young people just want to have fun. But how should one decide what kind of music to listen to and which movies and television shows to watch?
  12. Coming Calamities: Does God Offer Protection? (l) - Where will you be when terror strikes the nations? Does God offer safety for anyone? Will He care about you when your fellow man doesn't?
  13. Today's Toys: Child's Play or Something Else? (l) - It maybe time to take another look at your children's toys.
  14. Youth Violence: Who's to Blame? (l) - What's behind the frightening epidemic of youth violence? The prophet Isaiah envisioned a time when children would oppress their elders. Are we living in those days?
  15. Armageddon and Divine Intervention (l) - God will intervene to stop humanity from destroying itself.
  16. Youth Violence: Where Does the Blame Lie? (l) - Violence has come to roost in the nation's youth. A biblical prophet envisioned a time when children would be our oppressors (Isaiah 3:12). Are we living in those days?
  17. Neither Shall They Learn War Anymore (l) - Will humanity ever find a way to settle its differences without resorting to the violence of war?
Violence and videos
  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
Violence in entertainment
  1. A Front-Row Seat for Suffering (l) - Repeated exposure to violence - real and feigned - in news and entertainment hardens us to the real suffering of others.
Violent children
  1. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - May/Jun 2001 (l) - A brief synopsis of world events. May/June 2001
Violent crime
  1. 2015 - A Year of Triumph or Trial for America? (l) - After years of bad economic news, some think things are looking up for the United States. But are they? What troubling signs are on the horizon?
Violent games
  1. Going After the Good Stuff (l) - Are you going to buy an expensive Sony Playstation? Would you believe a good book can be far more valuable? Benjamin Franklin said, "The great part of the miseries of mankind are brought upon them by false estimates they have made of the value of things."
Violent music
  1. Going After the Good Stuff (l) - Are you going to buy an expensive Sony Playstation? Would you believe a good book can be far more valuable? Benjamin Franklin said, "The great part of the miseries of mankind are brought upon them by false estimates they have made of the value of things."
Virgin Mary
  1. World News and Trends - Jul/Aug 2005 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. July 2005
Virginity
  1. Virginity: Is It Worth It? (l) - Many people mistakenly think everyone is having sex before marriage, but the facts show otherwise -- with good cause.
  2. Virginity -- Is It Worth It? (l) - Many people mistakenly think everyone is having sex before marriage, but the facts show otherwise -- with good cause.
  3. The Gift of Sex (l) - Sex is a beautiful gift from God. But when misused, it can bring tragic consequences.
Virginity, renewed
  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?
Virtual Christian
  1. Editorial: A Time of Change For Virtual Christian Magazine (l) - New doesn't necessarily mean different.
  2. Virtual Christian or Virtual Magazine? (l) - I was, at first, a bit concerned with the title Virtual Christian Magazine. After all, the magazine is meant to be a real magazine.
Virtual Christian magazine
  1. Who's Behind VCM? (l) - Virtual Christian Magazine has been a part of my life for some time now and I wanted to take a moment to share with you some of what goes into each issue and introduce those who bring it to you.
  2. What's Behind VCM? (l) - In case you're curious, here's a bit about Virtual Christian Magazine.
  3. Welcome! (l) - Welcome to our first issue of Virtual Christian Magazine! What is the mission of the Virtual Christian?
Virtual thought commentary
  1. Commentaries From Our Website - Vertical Thought (l) - Our Vertical Thought website regularly publishes commentaries on current topics from young adults in God's Church that are relevant to the lives of young people today. Here's a sampling.
Virtue
  1. The Uncrowned King of Virtue (l) - George Washington is still one of the most important and respected people in American history. Why? What made him great? And whom did he try to follow?
Virus
  1. Could It Happen Again? (l) - Could conditions soon be ripe for disease epidemics?
Vision
  1. Don't Dare Throw in Your Towel (l) - What might Joseph have been feeling after being sold into slavery and then locked away in prison for something he had not done? How did he get through his many trials?
  2. Blessed Are Your Eyes (l) - We greatly prize the amazing sense of physical sight. But the ability to see spiritually is even more miraculous!
  3. "Therefore We Do Not Lose Heart" (l) - The cover of a recent issue of Time magazine astonishingly declares, "2045: The Year Man Becomes Immortal." But the Bible tells a different story about living forever.
  4. The Blind Shall See... (l) - Recent research by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology finds that even when sight is absent, the part of the brain that processes visual information is still active, proving the brain is more flexible than previously understood.
  5. The Kingdom of God: A Vision for Your Life (l) - Do you have a vision that guides your life? If so, what is it? What vision does God have for you, and how can you make that vision your own?
  6. I Don't Like Running (I Do It Anyway) (l) - What do you do when you want to quit? How do you convince yourself to forge ahead?
  7. What Is True Leadership? (l) - Which ingredients make an effective leader? And what makes some leaders take tragic courses for themselves and their fellowmen?
  8. Tapping, Tapping, Tapping (l) - If we know where our future paths shall take us, should anything get in the way?
  9. The Godly Gift of "Forever Eyes" (l) - "Forever eyes" see the vision that Paul so vividly describes -- the Kingdom of God.
Visions
  1. All Spiritual Experiences Are Not of God (l) - A new science called "neurotheology," which examines religious experiences in the context of neurobiology.
Visison
  1. 3 Keys to Physical and Spiritual Fitness (l) - Taking good care of your body, mind and spirit is vital because you owe it to not only yourself and those who depend on you, but especially your Creator.
Visiting
  1. Are You Missing Something? (l) - There is a unique opportunity out there for you. It is an opportunity that will make you feel good about yourself while helping others.
  2. 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.
Vocabulary
  1. Read What? Taking on the Classics (l) - Are you dreading an upcoming reading assignment? Here are some ways to approach this task with a new perspective.
  2. How to Communicate (l) - Good communication is an important skill to have.
Voice of the Lord
  1. The Sinai Covenant and the 'Voice of the Lord' (l) - The Sinai Covenant was not limited just to the instructions given at Mt. Sinai. The Israelites' agreement to obey the voice of the Lord included obeying instructions given through Moses long after they left Mt. Sinai.
Volcanic eruptions
  1. Will Civilization End in Global Cataclysm? (l) - God will finally intervene and at last establish an everlasting Kingdom of peace and safety, but only after mankind has learned through painful experience that it's not wise to live in ways that, in effect, thumb one's nose at our Creator.
  2. Krakatoa -- Preparing for the Future? (l) - Just over 120 years ago, a terrible catastrophe occurred that can help us fathom end-time warnings.
Volcanoes
  1. Can We Control Natural Disasters? (l) - Will it ever be possible for humans to master the forces of nature?
  2. The "Ring of Fire" and the end of the age (l) - No one knows the precise date of the end of the age, but Jesus Christ said there would be general indicators.
  3. World News Review November 1998 (l) - World news - Nov 1998
Volunteer army
  1. India: A Nation on the Rise (l) - The former "jewel in the crown" of the British Empire, India is one of Asia's great economic success stories. With economic might comes military might. What lies ahead for this country of over a billion people, other nations in the region and the larger world scene?
Volunteering
  1. 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!
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
Voodoo
  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?
Votan
  1. Appendix 10: The Family of Odin (l) - The various royal houses of English history--the Saxons, Danes, Normans, Tudors, Stuarts, Plantagenets, Hanoverians, Saxe-Coburgs, all lines blended and fused with Scottish royalty to form the modern House of Windsor--trace their bloodlines back to a common ancestor.
Voting
  1. Whom Would Jesus Vote For? (l) - Conservative, liberal, third party, Tea Party or write-in candidate - which would Jesus support? Which should you?
Vows
  1. A Lesson From the Rechabites (l) - An Old Testament family vow can teach us even deeper lessons today.
Vulgar language
  1. Dirty Talk -- Does God Care? (l) - Profanity and cussing are rampant. You hear it everywhere. Some say it doesn't really matter how we talk. Learn what God says about this important subject.


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