Beyond Today Magazine: May–June 2017

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In This Issue

  • by John Miller
Many people, confused by the conception of God as a Trinity, don’t really understand the nature and purpose of the Holy Spirit. What is God’s Spirit, really? And what can it do for you?
  • by United Church of God
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).
  • by Michael Kelley
Mass media wields tremendous power and influence over today’s society and culture. And often that influence is not good. In fact, it’s much like the false prophets of ancient biblical days.
  • by Jerold Aust
Fake news can spread like a virus, misleading and deceiving. Could it be affecting your life?
  • by Peter Eddington
The world was once a paradise. But that paradise was dashed, and humanity has suffered ever since. Thankfully, God has a plan to make the world great again—and you can have a part!
  • by Darris McNeely
The campaign slogan “Make America Great Again” catapulted candidate Donald Trump into the world’s most powerful office. Yet, though diminished in recent years, America is already great in important respects—but for how long?
  • by Scott Ashley
The country I grew up in is getting harder and harder to recognize. More and more I can identify with the biblical prophet Jeremiah, called “the weeping prophet” because he shed tears over the sins and deplorable spiritual condition of his nation and the consequences of rejecting God.
  • by Beyond Today Editor
In late March British Prime Minister Theresa May sent a formal letter to the head of the European Union stating that the United Kingdom will be officially withdrawing from the EU. The British citizens voted to leave in 2016, and now the government is making it official. The process will still take a few years along with a negotiation period.
  • by Beyond Today Editor
In Salt Lake City this year, protesters took to their capitol to speak out against the bigamy laws in Utah. The U.S. Supreme Court recently denied hearing a case that left the state’s current laws untouched. Polygamy still remains illegal, and those involved in polygamous relationships are in violation of those laws.
  • by Steven Britt
Our news headlines are often filled with reports about immigrants and immigration. But a key perspective is missing—what the Bible says on the subject!