Beyond Today Magazine: November–December 2016

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In This Issue

  • by Melanie May
If you’ve been reading Beyond Today magazine or watching the Beyond Today TV program for long, you’ve probably come to see what the Bible says about Christmas. So what do you do now?
  • by Rudy Rangel III
We live in a world in which, as Isaiah 59:14 says, “Truth is fallen in the street.” Is truth that important anymore? Is it important to you?
  • by Mitchell Moss
Tension, rioting, shootings, violence and unrest not seen in decades is ratcheting up. What’s behind all this division, what’s a Christian to think and what’s the way forward?
  • by Peter Eddington
The story of Jesus Christ and His early followers is found in the New Testament. But has this source been faithfully passed on to us? And can we believe what is written? What does the evidence tell us?
  • by Tom Robinson
Christianity Today reported in 2012 about findings announced by Dallas Theological Seminary professor Daniel Wallace regarding a very intriguing manuscript.The article was titled “Earliest Manuscript of Gospel of Mark Reportedly Found” (Stoyan Zaimov, Feb. 20). This manuscript of the Gospel of Mark would have been copied in the first century A.D.—when some of Jesus’ early followers were still...
  • by Scott Ashley
Who was Jesus, really? Why did He come? Who and what is He now? You need to understand the answers right from your Bible!
  • by Darris McNeely
Was Jesus Christ real? What does the evidence say? In spite of what you may have heard, we have compelling historical documentation of His existence. And you need to understand not only that He came, but also why He came!
  • by Scott Ashley
This issue of Beyond Today addresses the question of whether Jesus Christ really existed, how do the Gospels stack up with verifiable history and what we know from archaeology?
  • by Beyond Today Editor
If a person celebrates the birth of Jesus on Dec. 25 with the intent to worship Him as the Son of God, I believe they are not revering a pagan god. God knows our hearts. To worship pagan gods is sinful, but to use symbolism to aid in the understanding of the Lord’s purpose is not contrary to the Lord’s teaching. Shouldn’t we dwell on what unites us rather than what may divide us?
  • by Beyond Today Editor
While those in the United States and other Western nations with the freedom of speech have the right to criticize any group within reason, retaliatory violence has created an atmosphere in which individuals and groups are afraid of offering even reasoned, respectful criticism.