Good News Magazine: September - October 2002

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  • by Tom Robinson
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.
  • by Jerold Aust
In recent months the awful prospect of a nuclear India-Pakistan war, radioactive "dirty" bombs detonated by terrorists and potential allout war in the Middle East reminds us that peace seems as far away as ever. For years men, women and children have longed for lasting peace on earth, yet it remains elusive. Is peace the impossible dream?
  • by Tom Robinson
When Jesus returns to earth as the promised Messiah, He will at last usher in the dream of ages, world peace. This will involve even the whole of nature, as the world will be transformed into an Edenic paradise (compare Isaiah 51:3; Ezekiel 36:35).
  • by Tom Clark
Many understand that Jesus Christ came to live a perfect life and give Himself as a sacrifice for sin. But He left behind some "unfinished business", which is why He must come to earth again.
  • by Good News
America's tendency to forget, to put the past and the rest of the world behind them, is a contributing factor to Americans being less informed about world affairs than many of the world's peoples.
  • by Melvin Rhodes
Islamic fundamentalism became front-page news after Sept. 11. There certainly had been plenty of warning, although nobody could have predicted the precise way in which terrorists would get the West's attention. Few would have listened anyway.
  • by Gary Petty
It seems like such harmless fun—children dressed as witches, skeletons or Darth Vader ringing the doorbell, enthusiastically announcing, "Trick or treat!" But is this preoccupation with the dead, witches and demons really harmless? And do you realize that Halloween was originally an important religious holiday—and still is in many parts of the world?
  • by Robert Dick
One of Jesus Christ's titles is Prince of Peace, and Bible prophecy tells us that under His rule peace will increase with no end. What do this title and prophecy signify? What do they mean for the world and for you?
  • by John Miller
"Global village" has become a popular term in recent years for our increasingly interconnected world. Unknown to most, God has plans for His own global village on earth. Join us for a quick preview!
  • by Good News
When Christ returns to earth, His temple will be the village center. The prophet Ezekiel describes in meticulous detail the size, shape and function of this edifice in chapters 40-43.
  • by John Ross Schroeder, Melvin Rhodes, Tom Robinson
Recently Queen Elizabeth II, supreme governor of the Church of England, formally approved the nomination of Dr. Rowan Williams, 52, as the new archbishop of Canterbury and head of the Church of England after a meeting with Prime Minister Tony Blair.
  • by Jerold Aust
Isaiah was a hopeful, faithful and loving prophet of God. Much of his message is relevant for our time. If we will heed his admonitions, repent of our ungodly ways and turn to God, then the promises he recorded for the entire world in the future can be yours and mine today.
  • by John Ross Schroeder, Melvin Rhodes, Tom Robinson
World News and Trends: This June, the 14th annual international AIDS conference, in Barcelona, Spain, led to the usual calls for the United States and other wealthy nations to spend more to fight AIDS.
  • by John Ross Schroeder, Melvin Rhodes, Tom Robinson
Although drought is officially blamed for the famine expected to take millions of lives across Southern Africa in the coming months, many Africans realize there is far more to it than that.