Good News Magazine: September - October 2006

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In This Issue

  • by John Ross Schroeder
In the wake of the latest war, Time magazine asked the right questions: "What is it about the Middle East that makes the conflicts so intractable? Why the hate and where's the healing?" (July 24).
  • by Good News
The introduction to The Illustrated Atlas of Jewish Civilization states that "Jews are no longer cut off, as they once were over a century ago, from their fellow—Jews in what were then distant lands.
  • by Good News
According to International Herald Tribune columnist Judy Dempsey, German Chancellor Angela Merkel recommended to Berlin cabinet officers that the Fatherland not support a NATO peacekeeping venture in Lebanon because it would be "too strongly identified with the United States" (Aug. 1).
  • by Good News
The UN-mandated cease-fire between Israel and Hezbollah has evoked a media frenzy (at least in Britain), with one article feverishly following another as observers seek to explain the significance of what is perceived as the first real Israeli battlefield failure.
  • by Melvin Rhodes
In an Aug. 1 speech, British Prime Minister Tony Blair warned of an "arc of extremism" that extends across much of the Islamic world posing a very real threat to Western civilization. How great is this threat, and where is it leading?
  • by Roger Foster
Mankind's agreements for enduring peace never last. But God has promised us a period of peace that will endure for 1,000 years. Can we realistically believe that promise?
  • by Don Hooser
Five years have now elapsed since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks stunned the entire world. So far no similar terrorist attacks have occurred in the United States, and only a few have impacted the rest of the Western world. Could there be more than meets the eye as to why?
  • by Clyde Kilough
An often-overlooked element stands as a powerful warning in connection with the coming of major prophetic events. People will be absolutely stunned by the suddenness of prophecies being fulfilled! What lesson can we learn from the element of surprise?
  • by Jerold Aust
Much of history is a chronology of failed governments. While at times governments have shown potential for great strides in bettering people's lives, still humanity aches for good government—and it is coming!
  • by Graemme Marshall
A time is coming when all mankind will come to know God. But meanwhile, through His festivals, God offers us the opportunity to experience now what the whole world will experience in the future.
  • by Don Hooser
Previous articles in this series showed how we attain biblical understanding and spiritual growth through prayer, Bible study, meditation and fasting. What do we do then? This article shows how we must further use and apply that understanding!
  • by Gary Petty
Every generation has its prophets of doom who claim that the end of the world is right around the corner. Could Jesus return at any time, or must certain events take place prior to His return?
  • by Jerold Aust, John Ross Schroeder
The state of the world is visibly deteriorating in front of our eyes. The signs are difficult to ignore. You can watch them on your TV screens and read about them in the headlines. Most people know something awful is happening to their world, but can't put their finger on what it all means.
  • by Jerold Aust, John Ross Schroeder
China receives little news coverage concerning its activities in the Middle East. As the late Deng Xiaoping once expressed it, "China must hide brightness and nourish obscurity . . . to bide our time and build up our capabilities."
  • by Jerold Aust, John Ross Schroeder
Cuban President Fidel Castro temporarily ceded power recently to his brother, Raul, when he was hospitalized for surgery. Either President Castro is dying or he is testing the Cuban people to see how well the communist politburo is ensconced.
  • by Jerold Aust, John Ross Schroeder
Huge swaths of forests and fields across northern Israel have been scorched by thousands of Hezbollah rocket strikes over the past three weeks, and experts said it would take nature at least 50 years to recover," began an Aug. 2 Associated Press report.
  • by Jerold Aust, John Ross Schroeder
Health workers in Britain advocated that pensioners "be given the same sex education as teenagers after statistics indicated that cases of chlamydia among the over-50s had doubled between 2000 and 2005 and cases of genital herpes had tripled" (The Times, July 19).
  • by Paul Kieffer
An unsuccessful train bombing in Germany reveals a changing public mood on domestic security.