"W" - Subject Index

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Wages of sin
  1. 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.
Wahhabism
  1. A Page on the World: Secrets of the Kingdom (l) - Gerald Posner gives "the inside story of the Saudi-U.S. connection" (2005, ISBN 1-4000-6291-8).
  2. 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?
  3. Seeing the World Scene Realistically (l) - The historic continuum and religious war between militant Islam and secularism.
Waiting with patience
  1. Will You be Ready? (l) - Just as we wait expectantly for some of life's major events, we must prepare for Christ's return.
Wake-up call
  1. God's Wake-Up Call (l) - The United States and most other nations are at war against terrorism! Is there a message from God to all peoples in the midst of all this suffering and uncertainty?
Waldo, Peter
  1. Preparing for a Famine of the Word of God (l) - Today the Bible -- God's written Word -- is so widely available, it's hard to understand how rare it was in the past, or how scarce God's Word might be in the future. What should we do to prepare for what God calls a coming "famine of the Word"?
Walk alone
  1. Alone in a Crowd (l) - Are we truly alone in our struggles?
Walk on water
  1. Peter: From Fisherman to Faithful Fisher of Men (l) - What can we learn from this man who almost walked on water?
  2. Walking on Water: Faith Over Physics (l) - Remember when Peter walked on water, if only for a few moments? Think about this: Physically speaking, what are the chances that a human being could walk on water?
Walker, Mark
  1. The Brink of Bankruptcy: Unfunded Liabilities Threaten the U.S. Economy (l) - We're used to hearing regular reports of U.S. government debt growing to staggering levels. But recent events are spotlighting another huge problem -- the unfunded liabilities of state and local governments that spell future financial chaos.
Wall
  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.
Wall of separation
  1. 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.
  2. Paul Imprisoned Over a Man-Made Taboo (l) - Paul's imprisonment resulted from a false charge that he had taken a gentile with him past a forbidden checkpoint in the temple compound.
Wallace, William
  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!
Walls of separation
  1. A Short History of Walls (l) - In the world to come, when all things are restored, every individual who is willing can seek God's help to tear down the walls that divide people and insulate us from paths of reconciliation.
  2. When The Walls Come Tumbling Down (l) - "Israel Gives in to Fence." In the land that has long been famous for the walls that came tumbling down, a new barricade is going up. Let's take a closer look at this development through the reporting of Megan Stack and at the same time learn some important lessons for those who would build walls.
Wandering mind
  1. Don't Let Your Mind Wander (l) - Psychologists at Harvard University found that the human mind wanders almost half of the time, especially when we are resting, using the computer or working.
War
  1. Wars: The Chief Man-made Disaster (l) - In the 20th century the conservative estimate is that the two world wars and the ethnic and political purges and other conflicts killed 130 million human beings.
  2. War & Peace (l) - War and peace have been constant themes throughout history. Wars are fought and peace follows. Eventually, other wars come along, followed by peaceful interludes. Man seems unable to learn the lessons.
  3. Know Jesus, Know Peace (l) - In a world at war, people are divided about what it takes to ultimately bring peace to the planet. Many feel it will never happen. But it will. Here's how.
  4. The End of War, Terror and Other Bad Stuff (l) - Many young people today fear for their personal safety. Most everyone can document the problems, but this article dares to aim for the solution.
  5. War and Peace (l) - How will true peace come to this troubled planet?
  6. The Coming New Religion (l) - It will take a new religion to learn the way to peace rather than war.
  7. War to End All Wars (l) - Mankind has yet to discover the true road map to lasting peace.
  8. The Wonderful World Beyond Today! Part 4: War and Peace (l) - How will true peace come to this troubled planet?
  9. Pilgrimage to Normandy (l) - The futility of war is brought home all the more vividly on the fields of sacrifice.
  10. 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?
  11. 100 Years After World War I: What Have We Learned? (l) - An event that began 100 years ago this August might as well be ancient and irrelevant history for most. Yet World War I changed the world and set off a chain of events that continue to impact your life today. Don't underestimate what one man and one event can do to alter everything.
  12. One Woman's Long View (l) - My mother, Josephine McVay McNeely, was born in August 1914, the month World War I began. Like many who grew up in America's "deep south," she was born into a family of farmers. Her two grandfathers fought in the American Civil War. She was a student of history and would tell me the stories passed down from her father of that conflict that defined not only the United States but, as I was to learn, her life.
  13. Three Giant Leaps to Global Peace (l) - Seven billion people do not know lasting peace. Yet the Bible tells us how the world will eventually enjoy God's lasting peace through three biblical festivals. These three small steps taken annually picture three giant leaps for humankind!
  14. The Coming End to War (l) - As the world reflects on the great conflict that was the Second World War, two great questions are inescapable: Could it happen again? And will humanity ever find lasting peace?
  15. The Worst World War Is Yet to Come (l) - At this 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, we must realize that an even greater global conflict is coming -- with horrors on a scale never before seen.
  16. 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.
  17. Causes of War (l) - Human history is, at its core, the story of wars.
  18. Military Service and War (l) - Advice regarding military service for a Christian.
  19. 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!
  20. 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).
  21. Story Flow of the Book of Revelation (l) - Story flow of the book of Revelation.
  22. Peace on Earth? (l) - A World War II vet considers how the days of infamy and victory remind us of this world's crying need for peace.
  23. Will History Repeat Itself? (l) - Editorial: Will history repeat itself?
  24. Real Peace Is More Than the Absence of War (l) - War and peace both begin in the heart. The Creator of the human heart has much to say about how real peace will be achieved.
  25. What Have We Learned? (l) - What have we learned? Not enough to bring peace among nations. We continue to look and wait with hope for the time when Christ will restore a government of peace upon the earth.
  26. 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.
  27. Neither Shall They Learn War Anymore (l) - Will humanity ever find a way to settle its differences without resorting to the violence of war?
  28. When 'The Great Game' Is Over (l) - A warrior culture has become entrenched in the minds and hearts of the everyday man. "On the ground" in Afghanistan there are no games, only the reality of day-to-day survival.
  29. The Horsemen of Revelation: The Red Horse of War (l) - Approximately 180 million men, women and children were slaughtered in 20th-century wars. The new millennium has continued the trend, with the addition of mass-murder terrorism. What do history and the Bible tell us about the second horseman of Revelation? We continue with our second article in a series about the horsemen of Revelation.
  30. Two Men and a Valley (l) - The world will never have lasting peace so long as men reserve for war the finest human qualities. (John Foster Dulles)
  31. (l) - Volumes have been written describing the root causes of war.
  32. What the West Doesn't Realize: It's in a Fight for Survival (l) - Islamic fundamentalist terrorists are a threat to the entire western world, and the West does not realize it is in a struggle for survival.
  33. "'Peace, Peace!' When There Is No Peace (l) - After somehow surviving perhaps the bloodiest 100-year period in all of human history, is the peace process finally going to work in the 21st century?
War against God
  1. The Great Battle for God (l) - In our confused and chaotic world, one of the great battlefields is whether God is real and if His Word has meaning for us today. Few grasp that the same instruction mankind rejects holds the answers to our problems and to the greatest questions of life.
War and children
  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.
War and hunger
  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!
War and peace
  1. How World Peace Will Come (l) - God has promised us 1,000 years of peace. Yet human efforts to achieve enduring peace have always failed. Here is the amazing story of how God will usher in a golden age of lasting peace for all mankind.
  2. When Will Peace Come to the Middle East? (l) - Terrorism is not the only threat to peace in the Middle East. Wars fought using traditional methods have abounded in this blood-stained century.
War and religion
  1. Asking the Tough Question: Has Religion Failed? (l) - Public figures speak warmly of all religions, attempting to foster unity and to ratchet down the hostility in the many current religious-based confrontations. But let's ask the tough question: Has religion done for mankind what it purports to do? Is the world community more peaceful? Are the individual citizens of the world more moral for the presence of religion? What can we anticipate the future will bring vis-à-vis religion?
War fears
  1. 2003: The Storm Clouds Gather (l) - What long-term effects will come from the unsettling events so far in 2003? No human being knows for sure. But we can observe, analyze and learn from the storm clouds gathering on the horizon.
War fever
  1. World War: Will It Happen Again? (l) - The lack of a major world conflict for the past 65 years reassures some that the world will never again face another world war. But is our world really growing safer? And what does Bible prophecy reveal about a future world war?
War hero
  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.
War in the Middle East
  1. War and Peace in the Middle East (l) - More than 2,500 years ago God revealed to the prophet Daniel that the land of His people, the land of Palestine, would be fought over throughout the centuries.
War of the worlds
  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?
War on terrorism
  1. Could We Lose the War on Terror? (l) - A quarter century ago a nation in some ways not that different from the United States and Britain lost a war on terror. What lessons can we learn from that conflict so history does not repeat itself?
  2. A 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.
  3. From the Editor - Good News Magazine Mar/Apr 2003 (l) - Which crisis will set this final, unalterable chain of events in motion? And, more important, will you be ready?
  4. 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.
  5. America's Growing Isolation (l) - America's commitment to the War on Terror is increasingly in conflict with European and Asian interests.
  6. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - Nov/Dec 2002 (l) - Here is an overview of conditions around the world.
  7. The Queen Mother, the Mideast and the War on Terror (l) - These news items may not seem to fit together; but by reflecting on the life and death of Queen Elizabeth's beloved mother, we can see important interconnections.
  8. Can We Win the War on Terror? (l) - The world is at war. It's not the long-envisioned nuclear exchange, but don't count nuclear weapons out. This is a shadowy war of principle, one the United States, Britain and their allies are ill-equipped to win.
War refugees
  1. Children of War (l) - Working with children whose lives have been devastated by war today provides some clues about how we can prepare to help people heal when peace finally does come.
War shrines
  1. War's Long Memory (l) - It is easy to suggest that war survivors should forgive their enemies, but it is not easy to do.
War story
  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
War to end war
  1. The War to End All Wars (l) - German philosopher Friedrich Hegel perhaps said it best when he noted that "the only thing we learn from history is that we learn nothing from history."
War, cause of
  1. (l) - Volumes have been written describing the root causes of war.
  2. 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.
  3. To Tell the Truth (l) - It will be difficult for some people to acknowledge the unsavory truth about their nation's sins.
War, learning
  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?
War, religious
  1. Wars of Religion: A Scourge Reborn (l) - Religious strife continues to dominate our world. God and religion are certainly not dead, despite all the rumors. The front lines of religion crisscross our globe, telling us that religion will play a major role in the 21st century. How will that impact your life?
War, solution to
  1. The Working Energy of Faith (l) - There is an urge and a rage in people to destroy, to kill and to murder and until all mankind without exception undergoes a great change.
Warfare
  1. Another Dimension to 21st-century Warfare (l) - The Middle East, the historic battleground of mankind, appears to be a principal site for cyberwarfare -- computer hacking for sabotage or espionage.
  2. Instant Epidemics: The New Breed of Weapons (l) - The fear of chemical and bio-chemical warfare is on the rise.
  3. Does It Really Matter What You Believe? (l) - Beliefs determine actions - sometimes with dire consequences.
Warfare, tribal
  1. 'I Hope We've Learned Our Lesson ...' (l) - "One day we were neighbors, and the next day the massacre began." That's how the survivor of a tribal massacre described the shocking turn of events that led to the murder of 18 of her family members. Her tragic story cuts to the heart of humanity's inability to find lasting peace
Warning
  1. Sounding a Warning (l) - Humanity is heading down its own perilous road toward a far more serious type of bankruptcy.
  2. How Long Does America Have? (l) - From Genesis to Revelation the Bible is full of godly warnings. Prior to punishing His people, God has always warned them beforehand of His intentions. Tragic occurrences normally come after people have first been warned.
  3. 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.
Warnings from God
  1. How Long Does America Have? (l) - From Genesis to Revelation the Bible is full of godly warnings. Prior to punishing His people, God has always warned them beforehand of His intentions. Tragic occurrences normally come after people have first been warned.
Warnings ignored
  1. The Warnings Are Loud and Clear--But Are You Listening? (l) - Are warnings being given now that people are intentionally choosing not to listen to?
Warren's shaft
  1. King David's Reign--A Nation United (l) - Secular historians once questioned the historicity of King David. However, recent archaeological discoveries confirm the evidence for his existence and reign.
Wars
  1. In Search of Peace (l) - Is peace just the absence of war? Is it possible to enjoy lasting peace on earth? If so, what constitutes lasting peace? How can we find it?
  2. 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?
  3. (l) - Wars have been the sad reality of human history, just as predicted by Jesus.
Wars of religion
  1. (l) - Religious strife continues to dominate our world. God and religion are certainly not dead, despite all the rumors. The front lines of religion crisscross our globe telling us that religion will play a major role in the 21st century. How will that impact your life?
Wars, deaths in
  1. Wars: The Chief Man-made Disaster (l) - In the 20th century the conservative estimate is that the two world wars and the ethnic and political purges and other conflicts killed 130 million human beings.
Wars, future
  1. Will History Repeat Itself? (l) - Editorial: Will history repeat itself?
Washing dishes
  1. The Cup and the Dish (l) - Jesus Christ used washing dishes as a metaphor when speaking to religious teachers of His day about their need for spiritual cleanliness. Discover how His vital words apply to us all.
Washington, George
  1. Beyond Politics (l) - Was there ever a time when people could basically agree on one man to lead them? Yes, there was, but we have to go back over 200 years to find it. Infinitely greater than a thousand Washingtons is the One coming back to this earth, the Creator of life.
  2. Great and Durable Consequences (l) - Do you realize there is a time in the works in which God's Word prophesies that He wants to make those who are diligently preparing now "kings and priests to our God; and we shall reign on the earth"
  3. 400 Years After Jamestown: Where Did the Bible Go? (l) - In recent decades the British and American peoples have increasingly turned away from the Bible. Few can even remember when the Word of God was revered in our nations, but only a century ago it was considered the source of the "ennobling ideals" that united both nations.
  4. 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?
  5. 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!
  6. Men of Valor: Gideon The Judge and George Washington (l) - Two great leaders offer many important lessons. Meet a remarkable judge of ancient Israel and a more recent figure called the father of his country, as we reflect on their examples of leadership and life.
  7. What Made Them Great? (l) - One of America's most famous landmarks is Mount Rushmore, a testament to four of the nation's most renowned presidents. What made them great leaders? We live in a world suffering greatly from a crisis in leadership, so in this issue we examine what makes a true leader.
  8. What Makes a True Leader? (l) - What characteristics distinguish a true leader from someone merely occupying a leading position? What makes a person a true leader?
  9. 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?
  10. A Brief History of America at War (l) - Nothing divides the American people like war. From its inception as a nation, the prospect, and in two or three cases the reality, of war has usually been a source of damaging division in the United States. The period prior to the recent conflict in Iraq was no different. How does this historic theme fit into America's divine destiny?
  11. A Walk In the Snow: Character Counts In a Nation's Leaders (l) - One man's walk in the snow on behalf of his nation.
  12. A Good Soldier (l) - If Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, Samuel Adams, and Benjamin Franklin conceived the framework of a new nation, George Washington navigated it through is greatest crisis. Few know how well he shouldered the heavy task that fell on him in 1775.
  13. A Vision Beyond the Spectacles (l) - When Washington needed to strengthen his vision, he reached for his spectacles. By doing so, he brought the curtain down on a brewing revolt. He clearly had the big picture of what was needed for his country in the years to come. His vision reached far beyond his spectacles.
Wasted life
  1. If a Billionaire Was Coming to Your Town... (l) - What do we really want in life? Are we looking for it in the right places?
  2. What I Learned in Jail (l) - Teaching art to prisoners has been enlightening to me.
Wasting time
  1. Time Flies--How to Make the Most of It! (l) - Benjamin Franklin said: "Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of." The Bible also has many things to say about time and life-things we very much need to hear!
Watch
  1. Why Understanding World News Is So Important! (l) - Never before have we had such a dire need to truly grasp the meaning of today's world events--at the very time when normal news outlets are in obvious decline. In this connection the Bible itself explains how we can face both present and future happenings with much greater confidence.
  2. Sleep Is Not an Option (l) - Christ's followers will be watchful, always keeping one eye on the work at hand and the other firmly fastened on the future horizon waiting, and watching, for the arrival of the King. The last thing we want to be found doing is sleeping!
  3. Prepare Yourself: Icebergs Ahead (l) - Like the Titanic, we must navigate dangerous waters. But God shows how we can make it through safely.
  4. 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!
  5. No Heat, No Water, No Electricity... No Plan? (l) - Are you prepared?
  6. 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.
  7. Two Seconds After: What Will You Do When Crisis Overtakes the World? (l) - In a time of great crisis, what will you take with you? If you're not already preparing, the one thing that will be most valuable won't be available.
  8. Why We Watch World Events - and Why You Should Too (l) - Jesus told His followers that they are to watch -- first their own spiritual state, but also the world around them for the signs He pointed to "of the end of the age" (Matthew 24:3).
  9. A Lesson From U.S. Election Fever (l) - Has the media focus on the U.S. election kept people from being aware of even more important issues? World News and Prophecy is committed to providing a dimension you do not readily find elsewhere.
Watching
  1. The Critical Importance of Being Wisely Informed (l) - Keeping up with major news developments and global trends remains a serious Christian responsibility.
  2. Lessons From the Parables (9/2016) (l) - Matthew 25 records Jesus Christ's parable of the wise and foolish virgins. What lessons did He intend us to learn from it?
Watchman
  1. 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?
  2. Why Preach a Gospel With Urgency Today? (l) - The onrush of disturbing national and world conditions challenges the Church to preach the gospel in ever-greater intensity.
  3. The Watchman as Servant (l) - The role of a watchman as so often described in the Bible.
  4. The Role of a Watchman--What It Means for You (l) - The Bible uses the role of a watchman to describe the work of a prophet among God's people. Is there more to this symbolism than many have understood? The role of a watchman is vital to a full understanding of the work of God in the end time.
  5. The Role of a Watchman, Part Two (l) - A watchman stood guard on the walls of ancient towns to see to the welfare of its citizens and to warn of coming trouble. Who is to do that job today in a dangerous world moving closer to the crisis of the close of the age?
  6. The Role of a Watchman: What Does It Mean for You? (l) - The Bible uses the role of a watchman to describe the work of a prophet among God's people. Is there more to this symbolism than many have understood? The role of a watchman is vital to a full understanding of the work of God in the end time.
  7. The Role of a Watchman, Part 2: Who Are Today's Watchmen? (l) - In ancient times, watchmen stood guard on a city's walls to see to the welfare of its citizens and to warn of coming trouble. Who is to do that job today in a dangerous world moving closer to the crisis of the close of the age?
  8. The Watchman's Mission (l) - And if ever a people needed a warning, it is today. Sobering as it is, sin exacts a terrible price, whether on a nation or an individual.
  9. Homeland Security: What Crucial Piece Is the United States Missing? (l) - After the devastating terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, homeland security became a top priority for the United States. Yet, at the same time, it seems to be overlooking the most important aspect of its safety, and the risk is incalculable. What is this crucial component of any people's long-term security?
Water
  1. Consider the Lily (l) - What a miracle the birth of a child is! Children change and grow almost daily. As Christians, we are told we are spiritually to be like little children, but what does the lily have to do with that?
  2. Fountains of the Deep: African Aquifer (l) - A large aquifer -- water stored in porous rock layers underground -- in Namibia was recently found.
  3. The Importance of Life-Sustaining Water (l) - Earth's forms of life are dependent on an environment in which liquid water is stable.
Water crisis
  1. World News Review March 1999 (l) - World news - March 1999
Water filters
  1. Oyster Filter (l) - A living purification project is planting new beds of oysters in New York Harbor in order to filter and clean pollution in the busy waters of the city.
Water in mantle
  1. Vast Reservoirs of Water Found in the Earth's Mantle (l) - Noah's "fountains of the deep"? Unique mineral properties help scientists find evidence of water deep inside the earth.
Water of life
  1. Towels, Sponges, Water and a Fountain (l) - When it comes to learning, do we absorb or repel information?
Water pool
  1. The Battle at the Pool of Gibeon (l) - In 1956 another remarkable discovery was made that provides additional evidence of the authenticity of the biblical accounts of David's days.
Water shortage
  1. Coming Food Crises Threaten Mankind (l) - According to Newsweek, "None of the factors that drove the global food crises in 2008 have gone away" (Dec. 7, 2009). And The Economist stated that "1 billion people will go to bed hungry" (Nov. 21, 2009). But hold on to your hats. The Bible clearly tells us that present conditions are slated to get a lot worse before they get better.
  2. Is a Global Food Crisis Brewing? (l) - You've likely noticed recent increases in the cost of food, and no end is in sight. Are we seeing the beginnings of growing food shortages? What's behind this trend, and where is it leading?
  3. Running Dry (l) - Worldwide consumption of water is doubling every 20 years. Aquifers are already overexploited, creating serious shortages; the future looks even bleaker.
  4. World News Review May 1999 (l) - World news - May 1999
  5. Problems, Politics and Prophecy About Water (l) - "Water, water everywhere . . ."?; Not so! The worldwide crisis of water shortages continues to mount. Some have ideas that may alleviate the problem, if enough nations and individuals cooperate. What about God? Is He causing today's problems? Will He change the climate in the future?
  6. World News Review Jun 2001 (l) - Survey of world news. June 2001.
Wave sheaf
  1. The Wave Sheaf: How an Ancient Ceremony Foreshadowed Jesus' Role (l) - The Old Testament describes many ceremonies that sound quite odd to us. Yet everything God does is for a purpose. The purpose of one ceremony, the wave-sheaf offering, was to teach us about one aspect of Jesus Christ's role in mankind's salvation.
  2. The 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.
  3. 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!
Way of get
  1. Shaping Your Future (l) - How should we live our lives? Does it really matter what we say, do or even think? There is a way that is best to follow, but you must make the choice.
Way of give
  1. Shaping Your Future (l) - How should we live our lives? Does it really matter what we say, do or even think? There is a way that is best to follow, but you must make the choice.
  2. Why The Good News Has No Subscription Price (l) - For more than 16 years The Good News has given its readers insight and understanding into how a world of such incredible technological achievement and advances can at the same time be afflicted with seemingly unsolvable age-old problems.
Way of life
  1. 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).
  2. What Does Our Name Signify? (l) - The name of the United Church of God, an International Association, signifies that we are united in our commitment to faithfully follow the way of life and mission for the Church revealed and established by God and His Son, Jesus Christ, in the Holy Scriptures.
  3. The Foundation (l) - The key to living a way of life different from the ways of the world is to allow God's Spirit to work in us so we think like Jesus Christ.
  4. The Godly Way of Life (l) - Is merely believing on Jesus as Lord and Savior sufficient to receive eternal life?
  5. Introduction (bsc11) (l) - The reason popular Christianity is so ineffective: Few who profess to follow Christ actually practice what He preached.
  6. Christianity--A Way of Life (l) - Summary of VCM issue for January 2003.
Way of man
  1. Proverbs: A Way That Seems Right (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
Way of peace
  1. The Wonderful World Beyond Today: A New Way of Thinking (l) - What do you do if everyone in the world needs a heart transplant?
  2. How Can We Find the Pathway to Peace? (l) - "Peace" and "goodwill toward men!" announced the chorus of heavenly messengers at the time of Jesus Christ's birth. But where is the evidence of this peace among humanity, as also foretold by Isaiah and other prophets? What went wrong? Will humanity ever experience this peace?
  3. Jesus Christ's Unfinished Business (l) - Christ's apostles looked forward to a time when the laws of God will be widely taught by Christ the Master Teacher and everyone will live by them.
Way to peace
  1. Know Jesus, Know Peace (l) - In a world at war, people are divided about what it takes to ultimately bring peace to the planet. Many feel it will never happen. But it will. Here's how.
Way, the
  1. The Godly Way of Life (l) - Is merely believing on Jesus as Lord and Savior sufficient to receive eternal life?
Weakness, human
  1. 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.
Weaknesses, managing 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.
Wealth
  1. The World's Financial Turmoil: What Are the Root Causes? (l) - Nothing has dominated the news over the last few years like the economic crises still battering many nations. What, fundamentally, is the problem? Let's examine some financial basics from a biblical perspective.
  2. Enough! (l) - Are we grateful for what we have, or are we consumed with desire for what we do not have?
  3. Lazarus and the Rich Man: Attitudes and Consequences (l) - What is your attitude toward wealth and possessions? Through one of His parables, Jesus Christ showed that our attitudes toward such things can have eternal consequences.
  4. A Biblical Overview of Money and Wealth (l) - The Bible offers timeless and practical advice about managing your finances. So what does it say about money and wealth? Is it right or wrong, good or bad? Wealth itself isn't the problem-though our attitude toward it can be.
  5. Introduction: Managing Your Finances (l) - Whether due to the overall state of the economy or their own mistakes with money, many find themselves mired in debt and worried about their financial future. Where can you turn for practical guidelines to manage your money?
  6. The Greatest Inheritance (l) - The Bible describes richness toward God as an inheritance that can be ours. Paul taught the brethren that God wanted to give them "an inheritance among all those who are sanctified" (Acts 20:32).
  7. The Debt Trap: How Do I Get Free? (l) - The steps necessary to free ourselves from debt aren't difficult to understand, but they do take commitment. Once committed to the challenge, you will find the results liberating-and the reward will be one that lasts a lifetime, usually even longer.
  8. The Wealth and Poverty of Nations (l) - Great prosperity was brought to the world through the British Empire and later the United States. But, as the British retreated from their empire, many of their former colonies suffered rapid economic decline as successor governments tried a different model, that of controlling everything.
Wealth and God
  1. God, Money and You (l) - Does the bible help up see the proper relationship between God and wealth for those who sincerely desire to serve and please Him?
Wealth and sin
  1. The Experience of Israel and Judah: A Lesson for Today (l) - What can America learn from the histories of Israel and Judah? It can learn that it's God who gives blessings to nations and it's God who takes them away.
Wealth distribution
  1. Why Brexit Matters for Europe and for You (l) - Britain's vote to leave the European Union shocked the nation's and the continent's political elites. What's behind it? And what does it mean for Britain and Europe as a whole?
Wealth in perspective
  1. Where Lions Stand Guard (l) - Two lion statues stand guard over the ruins of a once elegant estate. What message do they have for us?
Wealth inequity
  1. Shine Sweet Freedom - The Day of Atonement and the Jubilee Year (l) - Is there any way out of the debt spiral? In God's government, there is.
Wealth, source of
  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).
Weapons of mass destruction
  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. 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!"
Weather
  1. The World Beyond Today: What Lies in Store? (l) - "The world has never had it so good." This is how one prominent editor and writer described the current human condition in a recent editorial. Is he right, or should we be looking beyond today's world for a fabulous utopian age long foretold in the pages of the Bible?
  2. Typhoons, Tornadoes and Cyclones (l) - Following on from October 2012 when Superstorm Sandy struck New Jersey and New York, leaving behind a trail of destruction, one particular typhoon in 2013 will also be remembered for its ferocity -- Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the Philippines very hard on Nov. 8.
  3. A World in Turmoil (l) - The last several months have seen some serious weather calamities, and the global political scene remains ever more troubling.
  4. Disastrous Weather - Acts of God? (l) - Permitting God into the weather picture isn't fashionable. Nor do weather forecasters admit a divine hand might be at work behind the scenes.
  5. Superdisasters: Growing Weather Danger? (l) - Recent massive storms have brought dramatic increases in deaths and damages. What's behind this deadly trend?
  6. Worldwide Weather Chaos: What Does It Mean? (l) - Devastating floods and summer storms have bombarded parts of Europe, Asia and America. Simultaneously, severe droughts afflict several areas of the globe. What does the Bible tell us about the significance of these natural disasters?
  7. Drought Conditions Reach Crisis Levels (l) - Spreading drought in large portions of the U.S. breadbasket brings a comparison to dust-bowl conditions of the 1930s. What can be learned?
  8. World News and Trends - Nov/Dec 1997 (l) - A brief synopsis for world events. November/December 1997.
Weather changes
  1. In the Aftermath of Katrina: What Can We Learn? (l) - Another major hurricane has slammed into the United States. The devastation has shut down cities and left hundreds of thousands homeless. Is there a spiritual lesson to learn from this tragedy?
Weather disasters
  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?
  2. Dust-bowl America Returning? (l) - Already nearly 40 percent of the continental United States suffers from severe drought.
Weather problems
  1. Drought Conditions Reach Crisis Levels (l) - Spreading drought in large portions of the U.S. breadbasket brings a comparison to dust-bowl conditions of the 1930s. What can be learned?
Web
  1. What's Behind VCM? (l) - In case you're curious, here's a bit about Virtual Christian Magazine.
Webcomics
  1. Becoming Resensitized (l) - If we have prolonged or repeated exposure to something, we get used to it. So what happens when that something is wrong -- something we don't want to be comfortable with? It takes a lot of commitment -- and God's help -- but we can restore our sensitivity to sin.
Wedding
  1. You're Invited to the Wedding! (l) - God uses the analogy of a marriage and a wedding feast to give us a hint of what that moment will be like when faith, sacrifice, relationship, longing and fulfillment all come to the fore.
  2. Your Invitation to a Wedding Feast (l) - You have the opportunity to attend the most magnificent wedding the world has ever seen.
Wedding bombing
  1. Dancing With Death (l) - Bombing of a Jewish wedding celebration (May 2001)
Wedding dress
  1. Wedding Dress (l) - Our choice of spiritual clothing determines if we will be invited to the most important wedding of all time.
Wedding garment
  1. Lessons From the Parables: Matthew 22 - The Invitation to the Wedding Feast (l) - One of Jesus Christ's parables shows that it's crucially important for us to be wearing the right kind of garments -- but what does that mean?
Wedding of Christ
  1. You're Invited to the Wedding! (l) - God uses the analogy of a marriage and a wedding feast to give us a hint of what that moment will be like when faith, sacrifice, relationship, longing and fulfillment all come to the fore.
Wednesday crucifixion
  1. Centuries-Old Documents Show Evidence for a Wednesday Crucifixion (l) - Did you know there is additional historical evidence for a Wednesday crucifixion?
Weeds
  1. A Crucial Factor in Producing Fruit: Eradicate the Weeds of Sin (l) - Victory requires understanding the enemy. In our spiritual warfare, the enemy is us! Raw human nature is like a field taken over by noxious weeds. We must eradicate the weeds and replace them with God's Spirit so we can produce much good fruit!
Weeds of sin
  1. A Crucial Factor in Producing Fruit: Eradicate the Weeds of Sin (l) - Victory requires understanding the enemy. In our spiritual warfare, the enemy is us! Raw human nature is like a field taken over by noxious weeds. We must eradicate the weeds and replace them with God's Spirit so we can produce much good fruit!
Weekly cycle
  1. 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!
Weight control
  1. 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!
  2. What Makes a Woman Beautiful? - Part 2 (l) - True beauty is more than just what you look like.
Weimar Republic
  1. Leadership Under Siege Around the World (l) - Top Western leaders are under severe attack by the world's media. It is but another baleful sign of the times. This article assesses the prophetic meaning for our future.
Welcoming
  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?
Welcoming repentance
  1. Do Good Not Evil (l) - It's not always possible to like everyone we know, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't love people.
Welfare
  1. What's at the Heart of National Problems? (l) - In the Bible we find page after page of God's warnings to ancient Israel of the inevitable negative consequences of national and individual sins. But are we any different? Is there a message here for us today?
  2. Dependence, Independence and Helping Those in Need (l) - Jesus Christ said in Matthew 26:11, "The poor you have with you always."Does this mean we ignore those less well off, or that we acknowledge the poor and do what we can to alleviate their suffering?
  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.
  4. (l) - Significant Developments on the World Scene
Well-being
  1. Take Care of Yourself - Emotionally (l) - People concerned about their health start exercise programs. But they should also think about improving their emotional health.
Wells, H.G.
  1. God's Time Machine (l) - During this age of science, many have dreamed of traveling to the past or to the future as in the famous novel The Time Machine. But could there exist a time machine we are not aware of? Read on to find out!
Wells, Jonathan
  1. The Intelligent Design Revolution (l) - A new movement is starting to shake a scientific establishment built on the assumptions of Darwinian evolution. What is intelligent design, and why is it gaining so much ground?
  2. The Evolution vs. Intelligent Design Debate (l) - Jonathan Wells holds a Ph.D. in molecular and cell biology from the University of California at Berkeley and a Ph.D. in religious studies from Yale University. He is the author of many articles and the books Icons of Evolution (2000) and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design (2006), and coauthor of The Design of Life (2007) and How to Be an Intellectually Fulfilled Atheist (or Not) (2008).
Werewolves
  1. Where Vampires & Werewolves Don't Exist (l) - Witchcraft in all its forms is part of the devil's marketing efforts.
West and China
  1. Tensions Between West and China Continue to Grow (l) - While in the United States most media attention is on various domestic political skirmishes like the immigration issue, abortion and presidential executive orders, the international scene is also alight with controversies and political maneuvering. Of perhaps prime importance from an international relations perspective is an emboldened China and the antagonism between the West and the giant of the East.
West and demographics
  1. Demographic Trends: A Warning to the Western World (l) - A century ago big families were common in the Western world. Today the opposite is true. While the West fails to reproduce, third world countries have high birthrates. The result is a massive migration from the third world to the West.
West Bank
  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. Can Israel Survive? (l) - Israel is geographically tiny, especially when measured against its massive impact on the world. Yet it remains the unceasing target of hostile criticism, with some countries openly threatening its extinction. Only 60 years old, Israel's survival remains at stake today. What does Scripture say?
West, the
  1. Imagine a World Without the United States (l) - Sometimes it is necessary to imagine the unimaginable.
Western culture
  1. Liberte! Egalite! Fraternite! (l) - More than 200 years ago these three French words reverberated through the streets of Paris during the French Revolution. If only every society could truly practice the biblical version of liberty, equality and brotherhood! Yet the time is coming when they will.
Western decay
  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.
Western morality
  1. Why Preach a Gospel With Urgency Today? (l) - The onrush of disturbing national and world conditions challenges the Church to preach the gospel in ever-greater intensity.
Western power
  1. International Power Shifts Threaten the Western World (l) - Western global supremacy is definitely on the wane as key Asian nations make significant economic progress while Middle Eastern conflicts trouble the West politically and militarily. We are in desperate need of a biblical compass so we can grasp the tragic implications of how these potentially massive political power shifts will impact the West's way of life.
  2. Political Correctness Hides the Truth (l) - Our relations with the rest of the world will only be helped if we clean up our nation and become a godlier people. "... if you diligently obey the voice of the LORD your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the LORD your God will set you high above all nations of the earth" (Deuteronomy 28:1).
What is man
  1. The Mystery of Human Existence: Why Are You Here? (l) - What is the meaning of life? Why were you born? What is your ultimate destiny? There is a real answer to these questions. The Creator God made you for an awesome purpose -- a purpose He has revealed in the Bible.
  2. God's Great Purpose for Man (l) - God's ultimate purpose for mankind is inextricably linked with the ancient question "What is man?" -- the question that King David and the patriarch Job posed so many centuries ago.
  3. Introduction (bsc3) (l) - Vital questions every man and woman should ask. Who are we and why are we here? What is man? Why do we exist? What is our destiny? Why were we created?
What shall we do?
  1. The Story of Jesus Christ: Where Do You Fit? (l) - The making, content and release of the new movie The Passion of the Christ has been surrounded by controversy. Regrettably, this takes away from a central question -- which is, where do we personally fit in the story?
What would Jesus do
  1. To My Loving Children (To Be Opened If I Die) (l) - A father shares advice he wrote to his children when he was at death's door.
What's important
  1. Follow Me (7/2015) (l) - Is our 24/7 world crowding out your time in the Bible? Your life depends on putting first things first!
Wheat
  1. Rusty Wheat: New Fungus Threatens Crops (l) - New specially designed wheat varieties are in the works to combat a deadly fungus that could potentially threaten the world wheat crop.
When to quit
  1. Know When to Quit (l) - God expects us to know when to stand firm and when to change direction.
White horse
  1. Visions of Judgment: The Horsemen of Revelation (l) - The "four horsemen of the Apocalypse"-- this latter term being the Greek name for the book of Revelation--have intrigued Bible readers for centuries. What do they represent? The implications for mankind are staggering. In this first article of a series, we introduce the overall prophecy and look in detail at the first horseman.
White lies
  1. Liar, Liar (l) - How important is being truthful and just how much lying will we accept into our lives?
White throne
  1. 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?
White throne judgement
  1. The Wonderful World Beyond Today! Part 7: 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?
White throne judgment
  1. What Will It Be Like to Be Resurrected? (l) - What will it be like for those raised to life again in the resurrection described in Ezekiel's vision?
Whitewash
  1. Trial by Tile (l) - A small cleaning job turned into a big repair job ... and a reminder of something deeper.
Who is God
  1. Godly Solution to World Conflict (l) - The conflict between radical elements of Islam and Western Christian society is a clash over who is God--Allah or the Christian God? Is there a fundamental incompatibility between the two?
  2. Mini-Bible Study: How Does God Identify Himself? (l) - People wonder and speculate about God but often neglect to go directly to Him and let Him introduce Himself! God reveals Himself through two great methods.
Who was Jesus
  1. Who Was Jesus? (bt) (l) - Who was Jesus, really? Why did He come? Who and what is He now? You need to understand the answers right from your Bible!
Whole church
  1. The Whole Church (l) - A poem about the Church.
Wholehearted
  1. Virtual Christian or Virtual Magazine? (l) - I was, at first, a bit concerned with the title Virtual Christian Magazine. After all, the magazine is meant to be a real magazine.
Why some people don't keep Christmas
  1. Christians Who Don't Celebrate Christmas: Here's Why (l) - Reasons people give for not keeping Christmas.
Wicca
  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. 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?
Wicked one
  1. Satan's Role in Causing Suffering (l) - Satan is a major reason for people's suffering.
Wicked, punishment of the
  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.
  2. (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!
Widows
  1. Women: The Young, the Old and the Blessed (l) - There are women who have lived and learned much in their lives -- and count their blessings. Here is a thoughtful, almost poetic, message from one of them.
  2. 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.
  3. Reflections on Loneliness (l) - You can be lonely even in a crowd, but God offers hope for the lonely -- now and for eternity.
Wife as ally
  1. The Chosen Ally (l) - Many marriages today seem more like battlefields than partnerships
Wife swap show
  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.
Wife-swapping
  1. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - Jul/Aug 2002 (l) - An analysis of world news, trends, and conditions around the world. July/August 2002
Wikipedia
  1. Dangers of Diagnosing with Dr. Wikipedia (l) - A new study finds that patients may be putting too much trust in what they read on the popular website.
Wilberforce, William
  1. 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.
  2. God's Amazing Grace and Two Great Men (l) - God offers us a gift, the gift of His grace, a reflection of His love and forgiveness. It truly is an amazing gift!
Wilderness stage
  1. The Leveling Field: What Does God Want Us to Learn? (l) - After years of education, experience and achievements, why do so many of God's servants end up facing a "wilderness" phase?
Wilders, Geert
  1. Eurabia: A Voice Cries Out in Defense of Europe's Heritage (l) - With birthrates among traditional Europeans in decline while population growth in Europe's Muslim communities soar, one European voice asks whether Europe wants to preserve its cultural and religious identity.
Will of God
  1. "This Is the Will of God" (l) - The Bible lists three specific actions we can do that fulfill the "will of God."
Willing service
  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.
Willingness to obey
  1. How Do I Truly Know If God Is Calling Me? (l) - Jesus made it clear that no one can come to Him unless God the Father draws him (John 6:44; John 6:65). And the apostle James later told us that as we draw near to God, He will draw near to us (James 4:8). The apostle Paul pointed out that we are called by the gospel -- the good news of the Kingdom of God (2 Thessalonians 2:14).
Willpower
  1. 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.
  2. 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!
Wind farms
  1. Wind Farms May Cause Global Warming?! (l) - Despite seeming to be the answer to the quest for clean energy, it turns out that wind farms with their giant looming turbines actually contribute to raising temperatures.
Wind River
  1. The Wind River Wilderness Expedition (l) - Young adults speak of challenges that helped them understand powerful life lessons.
Wine, drinking
  1. Should You Drink Wine? (l) - According to the bible and leading experts of today; what are the benefits and risks of alcohol consumption?
Wink
  1. Proverbs: When Someone Winks (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
Winner
  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!
Winning
  1. Win-Win: Who Says There Has to Be a Loser? (l) - The idea that there is always a winner and a loser is flawed thinking. Sometimes a change in approach makes a world of difference.
  2. The Olympic Ideal (l) - Sports seem to bring out the highest aspirations and the worst attitudes. Many of its lessons apply equally well to other aspects of life.
Winter solstice
  1. Does Christmas Really Honor Christ? (l) - If you really loved someone, would you celebrate the person with reminders of a past rival for your affection? Are many Christians guilty of dishonoring Jesus in this way?
  2. 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?
Winter solstice and Christmas
  1. Christmas: The Curious Origins of a Popular Holiday (l) - What do evergreen trees, reindeer, mistletoe and yule logs have to do with the birth of Jesus Christ? And was He really born on Dec. 25? You need to discover the real history of Christmas!
Winthrop, John
  1. Good Government: The Best Is Yet to Come (l) - Much of history is a chronology of failed governments. While at times governments have shown potential for great strides in bettering people's lives, still humanity aches for good government--and it is coming!
Wiped out
  1. What Was 'Wiped Out' by Jesus Christ's Death? (l) - A misleading translation of a passage in Colossians 2 in some Bible versions is often used to support the flawed belief that God's law was "wiped out" by Jesus Christ
Wisconsin
  1. The Brink of Bankruptcy: Unfunded Liabilities Threaten the U.S. Economy (l) - We're used to hearing regular reports of U.S. government debt growing to staggering levels. But recent events are spotlighting another huge problem -- the unfunded liabilities of state and local governments that spell future financial chaos.
Wisdom
  1. Positives for Older People: Appreciating Old Age, Part 2 (l) - If we live out our natural lives, one thing is sure: We will all get old. It's a 100 percent certainty with no exceptions other than for those who die prematurely. Aging has its trials, but it also has many benefits.
  2. Greater Than Gold (l) - Throughout the ages, gold has had an incredible pulling power. In 1855, it called men across continents and oceans to the gold fields of Otago, New Zealand. Is it possible that there exists something more powerful than gold?
  3. How Do You Measure Success? (l) - "Happy is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gains understanding."
  4. Got a Decision to Make? Read This First! (l) - It's easy to feel overwhelmed by major decisions with no clear answers. This seven-step process can help.
  5. The Five Laws of Gold (l) - If you were suddenly given a large sum of money, would you have the wisdom to manage it properly?
  6. Know When to Quit (l) - God expects us to know when to stand firm and when to change direction.
  7. Proverbs: Where Do You Seek Wisdom? (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  8. Proverbs: Crowned With Knowledge (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  9. Proverbs: The Road to Life (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  10. Proverbs: Better to Gain Wisdom than Gold (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  11. 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!
  12. Bible Answers for (l) - What principles does the Bible give to help us in our decisions?
  13. One of the World's Most Popular Books (l) - Announces the Bible as the most-read Book in the English-speaking world, and lauds the wisdom it imparts.
  14. Is the Holy Spirit a Person? (TL) (l) - The apostle Paul states clearly that "there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things ... and one Lord Jesus Christ ..." (1 Corinthians 8:6). He makes no mention of the Holy Spirit as a divine person.
  15. 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.
  16. Knowledge and Understanding - Or Meaningless Information (l) - The inspired Word of God stands as the solid source of all right knowledge. The Bible provides the proper framework of the essential knowledge through which all other useful information is properly understood.
  17. Tapping, Tapping, Tapping (l) - If we know where our future paths shall take us, should anything get in the way?
  18. 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?
  19. What Is True Leadership? (l) - Which ingredients make an effective leader? And what makes some leaders take tragic courses for themselves and their fellowmen?
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. Lesson in Wisdom (l) - How often do we, when we are in a position of power, lack wisdom in using authority?
Wisdom teeth
  1. More Useless Body Parts? (l) - Were human beings put together with definite purpose, or are we merely evolutionary happenstance?
Wise
  1. What Do You Mean: Wise and Harmless? (l) - Wolves? Snakes? Doves? What was Jesus trying to tell us?
Wise choices
  1. Mini-Bible Study: What Is God's Will for You? (l) - Every day we have to make decisions. Many of them we make without thinking. But some are big decisions in life that might make us stop and wonder: What does God want me to do here? Is there a way to understand what God's will is and how we can accomplish it?
  2. The Cult of Choice (l) - The choices we make, large and small, define our lives.
Wise men
  1. Wise Men Still Seek His Star (l) - Wise men did the smartest thing of all. They remained open to God's lead. They made sure they were available to follow the sign when it did come, and they were willing to go wherever it led them.
  2. Wise Men Still Seek Him (l) - Two thousand years ago, wise men journeyed far to seek the Messiah. Today other wise men and women can learn from their example as they too seek the Messiah and Son of God.
  3. Biblical Evidence Shows Jesus Wasn't Born on December 25 (l) - History convincingly shows that Dec. 25 was popularized as the date for Christmas, not because Christ was born on that day, but because it was already popular in pagan religious celebrations as the birthday of the sun.
  4. Christmas vs. the Bible (l) - Did Jesus Christ tell us to celebrate His birth? No. However, He left explicit instructions regarding how His followers are to commemorate His death
Wise speech
  1. Proverbs: When Wise People Speak (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
Wishes
  1. Searching, Thirsting, Wishing (l) - If only we could be millionaires, all of our problems would be gone! Or would they? All of us have deep needs we seek to satisfy. But most of the things we try don't really work. What can fill your yearning?
Wishing
  1. Should You Wish Upon a Star? (l) - Is helpless wishing all we can do?
Witchcraft
  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. In the News Jul/Sep 2006 (l) - World news - July 2006.
  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. Where Vampires & Werewolves Don't Exist (l) - Witchcraft in all its forms is part of the devil's marketing efforts.
  5. The Bible and Harry Potter (l) - Is the occult fantasy of Harry Potter just innocent fun?
  6. Breaking the Spell of Harry Potter (l) - While America wages war in a "just cause" in Afghanistan, audiences are flocking to two current movies dealing with witchcraft and sorcery. How does God view this scene? Can a nation call for God's blessing while it exports witchcraft?
  7. 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.
Withdrawal
  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.
Within you
  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.
Witness
  1. Proverbs: A Truthful Witness (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
Wizard
  1. The Bible and Harry Potter (l) - Is the occult fantasy of Harry Potter just innocent fun?
Wnponline.org
  1. wnponline.org Filling the Gap (l) - World News and Prophecy has a mission to help you understand the meaning of world events in the light of Christ's statement answer to: "What will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?"
Woden
  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.
Wojtyla, Karol
  1. Man of the Century: The Life and Times of Pope John Paul II (l) - Review of: Man of the Century: The Life and Times of Pope John Paul II by Jonathan Kwitney
Wolfe, Thomas
  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.
Wolphins
  1. In the News Oct/Dec 2005 (l) - News stories from late summer, 2005.
Wolves
  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.
Woman in adultery
  1. Handwriting for the Ages (l) - We must not condemn others when we stand guilty ourselves. Cry out for mercy - and be merciful.
Woman of Capernaum
  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.
Woman of Revelation
  1. Europe's Coming Religious Revival (l) - Europe's experience with Christianity - including the dark side of its abuses and excesses - tells and astonishing and even violent tale. If Bible prophecy is any indication, that story will again be dark and violent.
Woman, model
  1. Proverbs 31: A Model for Today's Woman (l) - You might be surprised just how up to date the words of an ancient king can be.
Woman, virtuous
  1. Proverbs 31: A Model for Today's Woman (l) - You might be surprised just how up to date the words of an ancient king can be.
Womanhood
  1. On Becoming a Man or Woman (l) - Becoming an adult—becoming a man or woman—has always had its challenges. But today the choices are more complex and the challenges more perplexing.
Womanly wisdom
  1. Proverbs 31: A Model for Today's Woman (l) - You might be surprised just how up to date the words of an ancient king can be.
Women
  1. Shocking Levels of Violence in Personal Relationships (l) - Statistics gathered on domestic violence against women should shock us.
  2. Feminism's Fatal Flaw (l) - The feminist minority: Why do women reject a movement that claims to advance their rights?
  3. 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!
  4. Proverbs: A Woman's Wisdom (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  5. The Two Women of Revelation (l) - The events described in the second half of the book of Revelation are directly related to the past and future of two symbolic women who are diametrical opposites.
  6. Man in the Image of God (l) - The image of God imparts special meaning, harmony, intelligence and design to human life. To be human is to be created in the image of God. This is the certain testimony of the Bible!
  7. Proverbs 31: A Model for Today's Woman (l) - You might be surprised just how up to date the words of an ancient king can be.
Women and career
  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?
Women and church
  1. World News Review June 2000 (l) - World news review - June 2000
Women and Islam
  1. Infidel (l) - Ayaan Hirsi Ali has written a remarkable book about her experiences as a Somali Muslim woman in Kenya, Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia and the Netherlands.
Women and marriage
  1. What Girls Should Know Before Marriage (l) - If you enter into marriage blinded by physical attraction, you'll be rudely awakened not long after, when the full character of your spouse becomes evident.
  2. What Guys Should Know Before Marriage (l) - If you don't know what you want in life, how will you know if you found the person to join you on this journey?
Women and prayer
  1. A Woman's View of the Lord's Prayer (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.
Women as wives
  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?
Women in the military
  1. The American Military: A Testing Ground for Social Change (l) - Not only is America's military being gutted financially, it is also being seriously compromised as an effective fighting force by those using it as a testing ground for such social-engineering movements as feminism, the gay agenda and political correctness. In the long run, this exercise may prove even more dangerous than the defense cuts.
Women of faith
  1. Women of Faith (l) - Of all the faithful listed in Hebrews 11, only two are women: Sara and Rahab the harlot. But are there other faithful women in the scriptures and, if so, what can we learn from their examples?
Women of the Bible
  1. Ruth: an example of faith and devotion (l) - Ruth's loyal devotion can inspire us to remain faithful to God, His truth and His Church.
  2. 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.
Women preaching
  1. Questions and Answers - Apr/Jun 2003 (l) - Questions and answers on issues of interest to young people who want sound biblical advice.
Women's communication
  1. Head-to-Head and Heart-to-Heart (l) - Communication is one of the most important processes of human life. Yet in many ways, it is an area with the greatest need for improvement.
Women's education
  1. 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?
Women's movement
  1. Two Marches Underscore America's Culture War over Abortion (l) - Over the course of a week, two significant marches hit the streets of Washington, D.C. -- the Women's March on Jan. 21 and the annual March for Life on Jan. 27. Each march attracted hundreds of thousands of demonstrators, and each attempted to promote public awareness of their cause as each claimed social justice as its main goal.
Women's roles
  1. Did God Intend A Difference? (l) - Opinions abound, but let's see what the Bible has to say about the roles of men and women.
  2. The Honorable Role of Women (l) - The truth is that the Bible describes the role of women as one of great honor and worth.
Womenly traits
  1. What Makes a Woman Beautiful? (l) - Our society is obsessed with being beautiful! But is there more to beauty than what meets the eye?
Wonders of the kingdom
  1. The Wonders of the World Beyond Today (l) - You've heard of the seven wonders of the ancient world, and some have tried to list the buildings and monuments that could be considered the wonders of the modern world. But what will the wonders of God's Kingdom be?
Woodpecker
  1. Pecking Holes in Evolution (l) - Evolutionists have a hard time explaining how the woodpecker's magnificent features all evolved at just the right time so the bird could survive.
Word fitly spoken
  1. How to Communicate (l) - Good communication is an important skill to have.
Word of God
  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.
  2. One of the World's Most Popular Books (l) - Announces the Bible as the most-read Book in the English-speaking world, and lauds the wisdom it imparts.
  3. Keys to Unlocking Understanding of the Bible (l) - Here are some guidelines to serious study of God's word.
  4. A Tragic Increasing Trend: Disbelief in the Bible (l) - The Bible is losing its once help prominence in the Western World. Even professing Christians seldom read God's word.
Word of God, written
  1. Why the Bible is Different (l) - Throughout its long and difficult journey, the Bible has successfully withstood the many assaults leveled against it. The reader gradually becomes aware of one great mind at work permeating its pages from Genesis to Revelation. No wonder the apostle Paul reminded early Christians that the Holy Scriptures are the "oracles of God". They are divine utterances.
  2. How Does God Reveal Knowledge? (l) - God Almighty, Creator of all we see, does not leave humankind without guidance and direction. He has put His thoughts into words for our benefit. God has revealed Himself through the vehicle of words.
Word, the
  1. Much More Than a Man (l) - Jesus claimed to be God -- and from the record was able to support that claim. How was Jesus God? If Jesus was God, then who was the Father He spoke of so often? How could Jesus and the Father both be God at the same time?
  2. The Personal Nature of God (l) - Both the Apostle John and the Apostle Paul describe two individual divine Beings, with Jesus being subject to God the Father.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
Words
  1. Many Words (l) - Language is a useful tool for communicating, but used in the wrong way it can become useless or damaging.
  2. A Good Word (l) - Do your words bring joy to others, or do they cause distress?
  3. Proverbs: Fitting Words (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  4. Telling Tales (l) - What we say and do, no matter how sweetly, can still hurt.
  5. Proverbs: Pleasant Words (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  6. Sticks and Stones (l) - We often use our words as weapons. We forget how seemingly harmless phrases can carry a hurtful meaning.
Words about friends
  1. Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones (l) - It seems people just naturally like to talk about people. But does what we say help or harm our relationships?
Words of encouragement
  1. 10 Things You Can Say to Make Someone's Day (l) - What do you say when a friend is really hurting? Finding the perfect words is never easy, but here are a few possibilities to get you started.
  2. Review: Ten Powerful Phrases for Positive People (l) - "Magic" phrases that show people how to be positive and encouraging in their lives.
Words, positive
  1. My Name Is Gossip (l) - Words impact us either positively or negatively. "THINK" before you speak.
Words, power of
  1. My Name Is Gossip (l) - Words impact us either positively or negatively. "THINK" before you speak.
Work
  1. How Do You Measure Success? (l) - "Happy is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gains understanding."
  2. A Key to a Happy Life (l) - The secret to a happy life isn't much of a secret at all -- it's been in the Bible for over 3,000 years!
  3. Why All the Thorns and Thistles? (l) - Why all the challenges in life? Parents naturally try to make life as easy as possible for their children. But is this really the best approach?
  4. 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?
  5. 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.
  6. The Parable of the Workers - A Fair Wage From a Fair Employer (l) - One of Christ's parables might strike some of us as unfair, but it holds valuable lessons about God's generosity and our need to stick to the course to the end.
  7. "Arbeit Macht Frei" (l) - How can work bring us freedom?
  8. Proverbs: Hunger Satisfied (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
Work at home
  1. Smartphones Keep You On Call (l) - A study in England recently found that though smartphones have their advantages, they also keep employees chained to their work, even at home after hours.
Work ethic
  1. Boring Teachers or Lazy Students (l) - This principle of hard work is a critical value for all vertical thinkers!
  2. Proverbs: Work Brings Profit (l) - Wisdom that sticks with you - straight from God's Word.
  3. Character Lessons From the Greatest Generation (l) - American newsman Tom Brokaw labeled them The Greatest Generation -- those Americans who grew up during the Great Depression and went on to establish American greatness during and just after World War II. But what character traits made them great?
Work hours
  1. Smartphones Keep You On Call (l) - A study in England recently found that though smartphones have their advantages, they also keep employees chained to their work, even at home after hours.
  2. In the News Jan/Mar 204 (l) - Items in the news. Jan-March 2004
Work of God
  1. Meeting Needs Beyond Our Own (l) - The Bible shows that money and wealth can be used for either good or bad. In that light, it's important that we understand what God says about how we are to use money. What does the Bible tell us regarding our financial priorities?
  2. 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?
Work, Bible and
  1. The Bible and Work (l) - Being idle or lazy is not in step with God's expectations of our behavior.
  2. Just For Youth: How to Make Murphy's Law Work for You (l) - Does Murphy's law effect us in everyday life?
Workaholic
  1. Relax - Guilt Free (l) - There never seems to be enough "day" for the hours of study and work we have to do! If this feels like your life, maybe you're running too fast.
Working for God
  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?
Working mom
  1. Lessons from a Bird (l) - When we consistently put other things before God, nothing seems to work well for long
Working mothers
  1. Overscheduled Families (l) - Many parents worry their children will be left behind if they aren't signed up for lots of activities. But are the benefits of such a hurried lifestyle really worth the time stress?
  2. Our Children: Gifts of God in a Hostile Environment (l) - Sadly, the world today is a hostile, toxic environment for children - even in nations where there is greater economic prosperity.
  3. Measuring Influence on Our Children (l) - To have more influence on your children, look for ways to spend more time with them.
  4. The Juggling Act (l) - Working mothers, do you feel guilty?
  5. 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.
Working poor
  1. Look Beyond the Surface (l) - Sometimes what we see on the outside is meaningless. It just doesn't tell the whole story.
  2. Poverty on the Rise in America (l) - A London Times analytical report from the United States revealed that "figures from the US Census Bureau suggest that the economic crisis sparked in 2007 has turned the US into an 'hourglass' society, with a shrinking middle class squeezed between the very affluent and the very poor.
Working together
  1. Working Together (l) - We all need a little help sometimes. We hope this issue's articles will work together to provide our readers some useful assistance.
Works
  1. 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.
  2. Rightly Understanding 'Justification' and 'Righteousness' (l) - The words righteous or righteousness in English translations of the Scriptures describe primarily personal character as demonstrated in appropriate behavior. But justify, justified and justification have a slightly different focus.
  3. Grace, Works and Obedience (l) - Some are confused because Jesus clearly expects us to produce fruit.
  4. Live a life of righteousness now (l) - What have we learned about Jesus' parable about Lazarus and the rich man? We discovered the biblical truth about the resurrection of the dead and the fallacy of an immortal soul going to heaven or an ever-burning hell at the time of death.
  5. 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).
  6. God's Grace and Forgiveness (l) - Forgiveness carries with it obligations. It is not license to sin.
  7. 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?
  8. Does God Help Those Who Help Themselves? (l) - Does God want us to do our best or to sit back and wait for Him to do it?
Works and faith
  1. Grace, Faith and Law (l) - Obedience and works related to God's work within us.
Works of law
  1. Circumcision vs. a 'New Creation' in Christ (l) - The Jewish practice of requiring gentiles to be circumcised to be accepted into their fellowship threatened the unity of the early Church.
Works of the flesh
  1. The Wonders of the World Beyond Today (l) - You've heard of the seven wonders of the ancient world, and some have tried to list the buildings and monuments that could be considered the wonders of the modern world. But what will the wonders of God's Kingdom be?
Works of the law
  1. How Paul Put the Law on 'Firmer Footing' (l) - A comment by Paul that many lift out of context and misinterpret is Romans 3:28: "Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith apart from the deeds of the law."
World
  1. The Good News Beyond the Bad (l) - World peace. For centuries, philosophers and poets have dared to dream the impossible dream, asking, "What if ...?" Yet peace on even a small scale has been so elusive and seemed so hopeless. Yet people have always hoped.
World affairs
  1. 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)
  2. Praying More Than Ever (l) - We need to pray for the strength and perseverance to endure the times that are coming upon this world. God has promised us protection, and we will receive that deliverance by remaining dedicated to Him and seeking first His Kingdom.
World bank
  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?
  2. 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.
World conditions
  1. The World Beyond Today: What Lies in Store? (l) - "The world has never had it so good." This is how one prominent editor and writer described the current human condition in a recent editorial. Is he right, or should we be looking beyond today's world for a fabulous utopian age long foretold in the pages of the Bible?
  2. 'This Generation Will Not Pass' (l) - Once all the prophesied world conditions are present, they will not continue indefinitely. World conditions will be so threatening that they cannot continue indefinitely or we would be in danger of extinction.
  3. 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.
World conflict
  1. Political Correctness Hides the Truth (l) - Our relations with the rest of the world will only be helped if we clean up our nation and become a godlier people. "... if you diligently obey the voice of the LORD your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the LORD your God will set you high above all nations of the earth" (Deuteronomy 28:1).
World context
  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?
World council of churches
  1. World News Review Jan. 1999 (l) - World news - Jan. 1999
World court
  1. World News Review Jul 2001 (l) - World news review. July 2001.
World crisis
  1. Seeking Security in a Dangerous Age (l) - Global economic and financial turbulence stalk the world--along with a growing food and energy crisis. Apocalyptic doomsaying is seen in newspapers everywhere. Can you survive whatever perils may come your way? What or who will be your anchor?
  2. Coming: God's Solutions to the World's Problems (l) - Nearly everywhere we look, the world seems to be spinning out of control. Why do we see so many problems? Can we find a solution? Does the Bible offer hope for answers?
  3. The Wonderful World Beyond Today! Part 2: Priority #1--Human Survival! (l) - What has brought humanity to the brink of extinction, and what can--what will--be done to save us?
  4. 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?
  5. A World in Perpetual Crisis (l) - A world in perpetual crisis.
  6. 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.
  7. The Year 2000: Peril or Paradise? (l) - Is the world on a point of crisis as we approach 2000? And will that critical year serve as a stepping-stone to a glorious future?
  8. 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?
World currency
  1. Could the Dollar Fall? (l) - Could the dollar be challenged and replaced by another world currency? Will something that until recently was "unthinkable" become a reality? The global financial slump is challenging long-held assumptions.
World economy
  1. What's Next for the World Economy: Possible Trade War? (l) - Clearly, the most important news around the world today is the serious financial crisis and its consequences as growing unemployment strikes family and friends near and far. News articles around the world are now focusing on another dangerous economic bubble bursting before our very eyes. Where could these latest financial woes lead, and how can we best prepare?
  2. Four Biblical Keys to Understanding World Events (l) - Important world events are happening all around us. Do you understand the keys to properly analyze world events?
  3. Could the Dollar Fall? (l) - Could the dollar be challenged and replaced by another world currency? Will something that until recently was "unthinkable" become a reality? The global financial slump is challenging long-held assumptions.
  4. Pope Calls for New "World Political Authority" (l) - Pope Benedict XVI and other world leaders are right that we do need a new "world political authority." But what does the Bible say about how it will come?
  5. Could a Greek Tragedy Bring Down the Euro? (l) - In the last few weeks the euro has declined in value as fears over Greece's debt problems fueled international speculation. Could Greece's problems lead to the demise of the common European currency?
  6. Could Greece Wreck Europe and America? (l) - The Associated Press reports that "a disorderly and potentially devastating Greek debt default is looking much less likely.
  7. From the Editor - Good News Magazine Mar/Apr 2003 (l) - Which crisis will set this final, unalterable chain of events in motion? And, more important, will you be ready?
  8. 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!"
  9. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - Sep/Oct 2001 (l) - A brief synopsis of world events. September/October 2001
  10. The Global Economy's Uncertain Future (l) - What lessons should we learn from Asia's economic difficulties?
World events
  1. The Critical Importance of Being Wisely Informed (l) - Keeping up with major news developments and global trends remains a serious Christian responsibility.
  2. The Perfect Prophetic Storm (l) - The Bible prophecies a time when two earthshaking events will combine to overwhelm humanity. What are these two events, these prophectic storms?
  3. Praying More Than Ever (l) - We need to pray for the strength and perseverance to endure the times that are coming upon this world. God has promised us protection, and we will receive that deliverance by remaining dedicated to Him and seeking first His Kingdom.
World events, understanding
  1. What Should We Watch to Discern the Times? (l) - What key trends should we expect and see when we compare the state of the world with the prophecies of the Bible?
  2. 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.
World finance
  1. Could Greece Wreck Europe and America? (l) - The Associated Press reports that "a disorderly and potentially devastating Greek debt default is looking much less likely.
World food supply
  1. World News & Trends Nov/Dec 2010 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world, Nov 2010.
World government
  1. Pope Calls for New "World Political Authority" (l) - Pope Benedict XVI and other world leaders are right that we do need a new "world political authority." But what does the Bible say about how it will come?
  2. Searching for a New Global Order (l) - Consider carefully the shifting geopolitical chessboard as many perils menace global stability. National leaders seek enduring solutions through established world institutions even as they struggle to cope with the catastrophic crises of the 21st century. What does the Bible tell us about how it all began and how a divinely appointed new world order will finally solve our age-old problems?
  3. 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?
  4. How Is the Kingdom "at Hand'? (l) - The focus of Jesus Christ's message was the announcement of a coming world government (Luke 21:31). This government will not be ruled by selfishly motivated humans but by Jesus Christ Himself, under the direction of Almighty God!
  5. 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).
  6. The Horsemen of Revelation: The Red Horse of War (l) - Approximately 180 million men, women and children were slaughtered in 20th-century wars. The new millennium has continued the trend, with the addition of mass-murder terrorism. What do history and the Bible tell us about the second horseman of Revelation? We continue with our second article in a series about the horsemen of Revelation.
World hunger
  1. Famine Stalks the Earth (l) - From time to time, experts in many different fields and disciplines issue urgent warnings of famines to come.
World news
  1. Why Understanding World News Is So Important! (l) - Never before have we had such a dire need to truly grasp the meaning of today's world events--at the very time when normal news outlets are in obvious decline. In this connection the Bible itself explains how we can face both present and future happenings with much greater confidence.
  2. World News and Trends - September/October 2008 (l) - An overview of conditions around the world. Sept/Oct 2008
  3. Why We Watch World Events - and Why You Should Too (l) - Jesus told His followers that they are to watch -- first their own spiritual state, but also the world around them for the signs He pointed to "of the end of the age" (Matthew 24:3).
  4. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - Sep/Oct 2002 (l) - News articles from around the world as they relate to the Bible.
  5. 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.
World news and prophecy
  1. WNP--10 Years On (l) - Keep reading WNP to help you stay current with news and trends analyzed in the light of Bible prophecy. It is better than any other source to which you can go.
  2. Let's Finish This Together (l) - For World News and Prophecy's final Restoration column, a summary of all things WNP.
  3. More Good News for You! (l) - In our fast-changing world, it's more important than ever that we understand where we're going.
  4. A Dangerous World (l) - We seek to frame the issues in the context of the Bible, and show God's point of view, which is always different from mankind's
  5. A Lesson From U.S. Election Fever (l) - Has the media focus on the U.S. election kept people from being aware of even more important issues? World News and Prophecy is committed to providing a dimension you do not readily find elsewhere.
  6. Restoration (7/01) (l) - The positive hope which Bible prophecy shows for mankind.
  7. Why World News and Prophecy? (l) - When the sense of urgency diminishes from the message of the church, the zeal of the people fades accordingly.
World News and Prophecy web site
  1. World News and Prophecy Goes Online! (l) - Exciting changes are taking place with World News and Prophecy. We have expanded onto a full Internet Web site to further our mission of giving you the unique perspective on world events in the light of Bible prophecy.
World News and Trends
  1. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - Nov/Dec 1996 (l) - Fathers' involvement with children. Do-it-yourself morality. U.S. water supply.
  2. U.S. Election-Year Challenges Beyond President's Control (l) - In this election year, suddenly old problems are reemerging that seem beyond the president's control. Problems in the Far East, Russia and the Middle East are back with us as if they had never gone away.
World peace
  1. Day of Rain, Day of Sun (l) - In early June America laid to rest its 40th president, Ronald Reagan. The weeklong remembrance and celebration of this man's life was a welcome pause in the political season.
  2. What Will the Kingdom of God Mean for You? (l) - In this magazine we often write about what the Bible refers to as the Kingdom of God -- the government Jesus will establish after He returns to earth. But what will the Kingdom of God do for you? Why should you look forward to that period of time? You need to know the answer!
  3. Not by Might or by Power (l) - The ideal of a "peaceable kingdom" has held men's imaginations for centuries. Many efforts have been made to create this perfect utopia. How will it come - by human effort or by the power of God?
  4. Peace: The Hunger of Human Hearts (l) - The apostle Paul, locked in a depressing prison cell, wrote, "I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content." He reminded his readers that they also could have "God's peace, which is far beyond human understanding." You too can have this unique contentment and peace!
  5. 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"
  6. The Wonderful World Beyond Today! Part 4: War and Peace (l) - How will true peace come to this troubled planet?
  7. How Can We Find the Pathway to Peace? (l) - "Peace" and "goodwill toward men!" announced the chorus of heavenly messengers at the time of Jesus Christ's birth. But where is the evidence of this peace among humanity, as also foretold by Isaiah and other prophets? What went wrong? Will humanity ever experience this peace?
  8. Peace Kant Be Found (l) - Peace. Millions speak of it, thousands write of it, but only One can truly bring it.
  9. Will World Peace Come in Our Time? (l) - God established a festival in the Bible, called the Feast of Tabernacles, that symbolizes coming period of peace and unparalleled prosperity on earth. What lessons does this Feast hold for us today?
  10. What's in Your Future? (l) - We're born, we live, we die and then we're history. But when we're young we think about our future!
  11. Coming (l) - The Eternal God has designed and planned an amazing future civilization for you and all people. Discover when it will come, what it will be like and why it's the best news you could ever hear!
  12. The Horsemen of Revelation: The Fifth Horseman Rides (l) - Most Bible students focus only on the first four horsemen of Revelation 6. The phrase "Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" is synonymous with frightening prophecies. But there is another horseman--a fifth, whose ride signifies a much different future and brings promise of a far better age to come.
  13. This is the United Church of God (l) - Jesus' message, the gospel of the Kingdom of God, defines the mission of the United Church of God, an International Association. That same message, unaltered and undiluted, clarifies what we stand for in a world filled with a bewildering variety of religious beliefs, customs and opinions.
  14. Will We Ever Achieve Peace? (l) - Can our leaders ever negotiate peace? Can we experience it in our personal lives? What will it take for the world to finally know rest?
  15. Peace in Nature - and Among All Peoples (l) - Peace throughout the natural realm-and a unified human race-the beautiful future God has planned for us.
  16. Mankind's Impossible Dream? (l) - Editorial: mankind's impossible dream of peace.
  17. 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.
  18. The Survival Game: Who Wins? (l) - Mankind's fundamental philosophy towards survival is driving the world towards disaster. Why do so many follow a way that is so destructive? What can - and should - you do to survive?
World peace, foundation for
  1. The Survival Game: Who Wins? (l) - Mankind's fundamental philosophy towards survival is driving the world towards disaster. Why do so many follow a way that is so destructive? What can - and should - you do to survive?
World powers
  1. 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.
  2. America's Astounding Destiny: Rise to Greatness (l) - Now we examine the foretelling of the United States' rise to greatness and its dramatic fulfillment.
  3. 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.
World problems
  1. Searching for a New Global Order (l) - Consider carefully the shifting geopolitical chessboard as many perils menace global stability. National leaders seek enduring solutions through established world institutions even as they struggle to cope with the catastrophic crises of the 21st century. What does the Bible tell us about how it all began and how a divinely appointed new world order will finally solve our age-old problems?
  2. Current Events & Trends January/February 2019 (l) - An overview of events and conditions around the world featured in the January/February 2019 issue of Beyond Today.
  3. Iraq's Liberation: A Foretaste for the Entire World (l) - Does the struggle for freedom for Iraq have implications for all of humanity?
  4. U.S. Election-Year Challenges Beyond President's Control (l) - In this election year, suddenly old problems are reemerging that seem beyond the president's control. Problems in the Far East, Russia and the Middle East are back with us as if they had never gone away.
  5. 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?
  6. Dictatorships: Why Are They So Common? (l) - As the U.S. and Britain defied much of world opinion to overthrow an entrenched dictator in Iraq, a question logically arose: Why is it that so many countries seem to naturally embrace dictatorship?
  7. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - Sep/Oct 2002 (l) - News articles from around the world as they relate to the Bible.
  8. What the West Doesn't Realize: It's in a Fight for Survival (l) - Islamic fundamentalist terrorists are a threat to the entire western world, and the West does not realize it is in a struggle for survival.
World ruling empires
  1. The Four Empires of Daniel's Prophecies (l) - Daniel's book prophesied events fulfilled many centuries ago as well as major events yet to come. It reveals a history of the region, written in advance, from Daniel's time right up to the return of Jesus Christ.
World stability
  1. What Lies Ahead for U.S. Leasership? (l) - End-time events can take place without warning. We are told to watch and to love the truth. If we do, we'll have the context to understand events of the coming years.
World tomorrow
  1. Seeing Through the Trees (l) - One man in the jungle, working with a plan that involves trees, monkeys, bugs, roots and vines. Not too close to the trees to truly see the forest; and beyond the forest to future generations.
World trade
  1. What's Next? A Looming Trade War? (l) - News articles around the world are now focusing on another economic bubble that is bursting before our very eyes.
  2. What's Next for the World Economy: Possible Trade War? (l) - Clearly, the most important news around the world today is the serious financial crisis and its consequences as growing unemployment strikes family and friends near and far. News articles around the world are now focusing on another dangerous economic bubble bursting before our very eyes. Where could these latest financial woes lead, and how can we best prepare?
  3. World News Review Sep/Oct 2001 (l) - World news review. September/October 2001.
World troubles
  1. "Even So, Come, Lord Jesus!" (l) - As we remember Christ's first coming as Savior, we can look forward eagerly to His promised return as King of Kings!
World troubles root cause
  1. The New World Disorder: Where Is It Taking Us? (l) - Why does the world seem to be crumbling into chaos? Can we restrain the forces of anarchy? Is it possible to right the course of our severely straying civilization and solve our problems? Sadly, we seem to have no comprehension of the unseen spiritual forces arrayed against us, and we either reject or ignore the God who offers the only viable solutions to the enormous problems afflicting our troubled age.
World war
  1. The Worst World War Is Yet to Come (l) - At this 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, we must realize that an even greater global conflict is coming -- with horrors on a scale never before seen.
  2. (l) - Wars have been the sad reality of human history, just as predicted by Jesus.
World war 1
  1. "The War to End All Wars" (l) - On the 100th anniversary marking the end of World War I, we still see a world mired in conflict and often on the brink of even greater war. Many of today's problems can be traced to that conflict. If we are to understand the way to peace, we must first understand what leads to war.
  2. How Will War End? (l) - God is not uninvolved or uncaring. He cares deeply about His creation, about His children of all nations and races.
World war I
  1. "I Will Fight No More Forever" (l) - "The way of peace they have not known, and there is no justice in their ways; they have made themselves crooked paths; whoever takes that way shall not know peace."
  2. 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.
  3. 100 Years After World War I: What Have We Learned? (l) - An event that began 100 years ago this August might as well be ancient and irrelevant history for most. Yet World War I changed the world and set off a chain of events that continue to impact your life today. Don't underestimate what one man and one event can do to alter everything.
  4. "The Horrors of All the Ages": They Didn't See It Coming (l) - One hundred years ago, experienced diplomats and military leaders blundered their way into a deadly globe-spanning catastrophe. Why were they so blind? Are there lessons for us today?
  5. In Search of Peace (l) - Is peace just the absence of war? Is it possible to enjoy lasting peace on earth? If so, what constitutes lasting peace? How can we find it?
  6. 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?
  7. The War to End All Wars (l) - German philosopher Friedrich Hegel perhaps said it best when he noted that "the only thing we learn from history is that we learn nothing from history."
World War II
  1. 60 Years After the War in Europe (l) - Do you ever wonder what prevents evil from triumphing in the world? This year marks the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe and the Pacific. Looking at that war should make us think about the deep currents of good and evil that flow in this world.
  2. 60 Years After World War II: What Have We Learned? (l) - Do you ever wonder what prevents evil from triumphing in the world? This year marks the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe and the Pacific. Looking at that war should make us think about the deep currents of good and evil that flow in this world.
  3. World War II: A View From Underground (l) - My family experienced the horrors of war firsthand as members of the Dutch resistance.
  4. World War: Will It Happen Again? (l) - The lack of a major world conflict for the past 65 years reassures some that the world will never again face another world war. But is our world really growing safer? And what does Bible prophecy reveal about a future world war?
  5. 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
  6. D-Day + 75 Years (l) - History's largest invasion armada was assembled 75 years ago. Hitler's Atlantic Wall was breached, and the Nazi Empire began to crumble. Do these events hold lessons for us today?
  7. D-Day and Divine Intervention (l) - On this 75th anniversary of D-Day, a crucial event in the push to Allied victory in World War II, we look back on the remarkable miracle of its success -- an answer to prayer and the fulfillment of destiny.
  8. The World Has Changed Forever (l) - Since September 11 our world has changed dramatically, and the need to proclaim Christ's message of hope has become more urgent.
World War II and Australia
  1. Australia: An Underappreciated Nation (l) - World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm and Iraq. Only one nation has fought in all these wars from beginning to end--Australia.
World War II survivors
  1. War's Long Memory (l) - It is easy to suggest that war survivors should forgive their enemies, but it is not easy to do.
World war III
  1. Has World War III Already Begun? (l) - Five years after the devastating Sept. 11 attacks, the West remains far from where it should be in the growing conflict between the Western democracies and radical Islam.
  2. Has the Third World War Already Begun? (l) - A provocative new book by a French journalist says today's clash of civilizations constitutes the opening phases of a devastating global conflict.
  3. A War of Two Worlds (l) - What's behind Islamic religious extremists' war against the West?
World war one
  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?
  2. What Have We Learned? (l) - What have we learned? Not enough to bring peace among nations. We continue to look and wait with hope for the time when Christ will restore a government of peace upon the earth.
World without war
  1. An Overview of Conditions Around the World - Mar/Apr 1997 (l) - World without war; Crime and sexual freedom; extreme weather; British monarchy; Church unity
World's birth pains
  1. First the Good News (l) - The Bible is clear that both bad news and good news lie ahead. Although the world before long will see its darkest days, these storm clouds are the prelude to a wonderful world such as we have never witnessed and can barely imagine.
World, rescue of the
  1. Needed: A Viable Plan to Rescue the World (l) - fify years from the end of WWII, not only Europe but the whole world still needs to be rescued from numerous evil influences. How and from where will that deliverence come?
World-ruling government
  1. What is the True Gospel? (l) - The ancient prophets, Jesus and His apostles all spoke of a literal kingdom that will supersede the world's governments. When these prophecies become a reality, a triumphant cry will ring out: "The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!" (Revelation 11:15).
Worldview
  1. Watching and Understanding With World News and Prophecy (l) - Now more than ever, it is vital that you develop a worldview that gives understanding of today's world events.
Worldwide communication
  1. 7. Instant Worldwide Communications will be Possible at the Time of God's Final Two Witnesses (l) - Another end-time Bible prophecy could not be fulfilled until this era of instant worldwide communications.
Worldwide floods
  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?
Worry
  1. Peace: The Hunger of Human Hearts (l) - The apostle Paul, locked in a depressing prison cell, wrote, "I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content." He reminded his readers that they also could have "God's peace, which is far beyond human understanding." You too can have this unique contentment and peace!
  2. The Answer to the Madness (l) - How is your world right now? How is it working for you? If you're like many people, it sometimes seems overwhelming and frightening. So what's the answer?
  3. The Fruit of the Spirit - Peace: The Hunger of Human Hearts (l) - The apostle Paul, locked in a depressing prison cell, wrote, "I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content." He reminded his readers that they also could have "God's peace, which is far beyond human understanding." You too can have this unique contentment and peace!
  4. 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.
  5. 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?
  6. The Bible's Keys to Mental Health (l) - Why are mental problems and disabilities on the rise? Could it be that we overlook the Bible's keys to healthy, positive thinking?
  7. 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?
  8. Whatever Lies Ahead in 2002, Christians Need Not Worry (l) - Remember to focus on seeking God's Kingdom first. If we do this, gradually we will find that our worries will go away.
Worship
  1. Oh, What a Feeling! (l) - "I'm saved -- I can feel Jesus in my heart!" "I had an awesome experience with the Lord!" "Oh, the Spirit leads me with feelings overwhelming!" Emotion-based religious sentiments seem to be the norm these days -- but is that a good thing?
  2. What Does It Mean to Kneel? (l) - Kneeling is simply an act of true worship.
  3. 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.
  4. Fertility Symbols: Beneath the Dignity of God (l) - Because the ability to reproduce is critical for food and preservation of life, mankind has long been intrigued by fertility. Have you ever wondered why eggs and rabbits - the popular hallmarks of Easter - were selected as symbols of fertility?
  5. 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?
  6. 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.
  7. 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).
  8. And They Worshiped Him (l) - What has been the reaction of those who have come face to face with the reality of who Jesus Christ is? As we see in Scripture, it has been to bow hearts and lives in grateful praise and worship.
  9. Should You Attend Church? (l) - Many, perhaps even you, have become disillusioned with churches and religious leaders. They wonder what they should do and where they should turn. What does God say?
  10. Who Is the Center of Our Worship? (l) - Traditional Christianity claims to focus its worship on Jesus Christ. But didn't Jesus ChristHimself direct our attention, including even our prayers, to God the Father?
Worship and prayer
  1. 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).
Worship angels
  1. Should We Worship or Pray to Angels? (l) - Sometimes people want to give angels extra credit. It's as if people want their own angel to lift them from adversity or to do their own bidding in personal affairs. They often look to angelic aid without ever calling on God for help. Some people look to angels almost as their own personal genies.
Worship in spirit
  1. A Close Encounter (l) - The Roman general Pompey entered Jerusalem in the first century B.C.determined to satisfy his curiosity about the worship of the Jewish people. He ascended the Temple Mount to find out the truth behind about reports that the Jewish people had no physical statue or image of God in their most sacred place of worship, the Holy of Holies
Worship in vain
  1. Are You Just Following the Crowd? (l) - Why do you believe and think the way you do? Years ago I was confronted by this question when it came to religion. What I discovered led me to another momentous question: Would I change the spiritual course of my life or continue following the crowd?
  2. The Godly Way of Life (l) - Is merely believing on Jesus as Lord and Savior sufficient to receive eternal life?
Worship of God
  1. The Second Commandment: What Is God Like? (l) - The Second Commandment goes to the heart of our relationship with our Creator.
Worship services
  1. 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).
Worship, day of
  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.
  2. Does Easter Really Commemorate Jesus Christ's Resurrection? (l) - What do rabbits and eggs have to do with the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ? Where did the name Easter originate? This holiday isn't even mentioned in the Bible-so where did it really come from?
Worship, meaning of
  1. 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).
Worship, time for
  1. 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.
Worship, true
  1. Crucial Questions (l) - Why do we pretend that a jolly old man in a red suit who lives at the north pole rides around in a sleigh pulled by flying reindeer and drops down chimneys to leave toys (made by elves) for good boys and girls on one night of the year?
  2. Introduction: You Can Have Living Faith (l) - Far too many have come to believe that every aspect of life is simply a matter of personal choice, and nothing matters beyond their feelings. Instead of relying on God, they trust only themselves to solve their problems.
Worthlessness
  1. Who Me? I Have Nothing to Offer (l) - Like me, you may have felt you were passed by when talents were handed out. But with God's help you can make a difference in this world
Worthy
  1. "Who Is Worthy?" (l) - Christ, the One "who is worthy", is depicted as a lamb to show His submissiveness to the will of God.
Wrestling
  1. Wrestling--in Prayer (l) - In hearing our prayers God sometimes makes decisions we wouldn't normally expect.
Writing
  1. In the News... - Oct 2008 (l) - News summary. October 2008.
  2. Writing Considered 'Not Cool' by Boys? (l) - Statistics from England confirm a sad trend among boys, writing is no longer as popular as it once was.
Written on the heart
  1. 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.
Written revelation
  1. How Does God Reveal Knowledge? (l) - God Almighty, Creator of all we see, does not leave humankind without guidance and direction. He has put His thoughts into words for our benefit. God has revealed Himself through the vehicle of words.
Wrong choices
  1. Freedom of Choice or Freedom from Suffering? (l) - How can we have true freedom of choice and still gain freedom from suffering?
Wrong place
  1. "Wrong" Place, Right Time (l) - At certain times in our lives, circumstances seem to be turning against us even when we feel we are doing the right thing. God has a plan for every one of us. God places us where and when He wants. Sometimes, our wrong turn leads us to an opportunity to help another person.
WWII
  1. This Was Their Finest Hour (l) - Largely forgotten today is the role the British Empire and Commonwealth played in the Allied victory in World War II. Yet these were the only nations that fought in the war from beginning to end.
WWII and the U.S.
  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?
WWJD
  1. (l) - Questions and answers represent issues of interest to young people who want sound biblical advice.
Wycliffe, John
  1. 400 Years After Jamestown: Where Did the Bible Go? (l) - In recent decades the British and American peoples have increasingly turned away from the Bible. Few can even remember when the Word of God was revered in our nations, but only a century ago it was considered the source of the "ennobling ideals" that united both nations.
  2. The Book That Changed the World (l) - In its 400-year history, the King James Version has been the most printed and the most influential of all Bible translations. Commissioned by England's King James I, this Bible translation produced in 1611 transformed English life and culture. Several billion copies have been published. What makes this book so unique?


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