Perhaps some readers may find the title The Good News somewhat misleading in this sense. Our magazine is not designed to cover the good news of today's world.
An important part of the magazine's mission is to alert our readers to the many disturbing trends plaguing our modern age and to challenge established misconceptions, including many of the unbiblical teachings of mainstream Christianity. God tells us to "cry aloud, spare not; lift up your voice like a trumpet; tell My people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins" (Isaiah 58:1).
But we do point our readership toward the good news of the world tomorrow—explaining the plan of God for humanity from the creation of Adam and Eve through to Christ's death, His subsequent resurrection and the establishment of His Church.
This whole plan also includes the coming millennial reign of Jesus Christ on earth that will at last bring world peace and the majestic events beyond described in Revelation 21 and 22. God the Father will come to live with glorified humanity on a new earth. That truly is good news!
For those who want to become more Christlike, the United Church of God, publisher of The Good News, offers a range of booklets, brochures and Bible study tools as well as a spiritual infrastructure of pastoral care and church congregations where God makes spiritual growth possible.
To understand more about the nature of the Church's mission to humanity, interested readers may request our free booklet This Is the United Church of God.