Good News Magazine: January - February 2007

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  • by John Ross Schroeder
The mass media's relentless emphasis on bad news from Iraq has led to a major shift in U.S. political fortunes and demands for withdrawal. But this hasn't happened in isolation. Let's review some aspects of 20th-century warfare, diplomacy and current affairs—and most important of all, where the Bible indicates America is headed.
  • by Melvin Rhodes
Iran seems intent on joining North Korea in the nuclear club. Uneasy neighbors will likely soon start their own nuclear programs. What does the proliferation of nuclear weapons mean for the rest of us?
  • by Darris McNeely
Longtime Stalinist Kim Jong Il has officially brought North Korea into the nuclear club. Now that North Korea has nuclear devices, what can the rest of the world expect?
  • by Ralph Levy
Rich or poor, old or young, male or female, we all have the same amount of one thing—time. How we use it will largely determine how far we’ll go in life and in our relationship with our Creator.
  • by Jerold Aust
Millions send Valentine’s Day cards to express their affection for someone special. But how did this holiday originate? And does Valentine’s Day represent what true love is all about?
  • by Good News
We often talk about true love. Yet what many people call love is actually only infatuation, defined as a foolish, unreasoning or extravagant passion or attraction (The American Heritage Dictionary, 1994).
  • by Don Hooser
Just exactly what is the Church? What is its purpose? Why do you need it? The Church that Jesus Christ founded and directs can be a priceless tool for aiding personal growth.
  • by Good News
The New Testament Church belongs to our heavenly Father and to His Son, Jesus Christ. Together they inspired the New Testament writers to refer to the Church as the "Church of God," which means it is a spiritual organism that belongs to God.
  • by Bonnie Greider
Giving someone else needed correction is never easy. However, using this method will usually help make the process productive and profitable and lead to better results.
  • by Good News
The book of Hebrews makes it clear that Aaron and his line are no longer the high priests.
  • by Mario Seiglie, Scott Ashley, Tom Robinson
Perhaps you've heard of the lawsuit filed against The Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown, claiming he plagiarized much of his material from an earlier book titled Holy Blood, Holy Grail by Michael Baigent and two others. Baigent lost the case, but that hasn't stopped him from again trying to cash in on the massive publicity generated by The Da Vinci Code.
  • by Jerold Aust, John Ross Schroeder
Geography, historical events, world and regional politics, centuries of ethnic and religious strife, a critical natural resource and the dark side of human nature have all conspired to turn the Middle East into the cauldron of conflicts it is today.
  • by Jerold Aust, John Ross Schroeder
"Out-of-wedlock births in the United States have climbed to an all-time high, accounting for nearly four in 10 babies born last year [2005] . . . While out-of-wedlock births have long been associated with teen mothers . . . births among unwed mothers rose most dramatically among women in their 20s" (Mike Stobbe, AP medical writer, Nov. 21, 2006).
  • by Jerold Aust, John Ross Schroeder
A staggering 7 million people—one in 32 U.S. adults—were on probation or parole or locked behind bars at the end of 2005, according to U.S. Justice Department statistics. Of that total, 2.2 million were in prison or jail.