Good News Magazine: September - October 2007

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In This Issue

  • by John Ross Schroeder
"The world has never had it so good." This is how one prominent editor and writer described the current human condition in a recent editorial. Is he right, or should we be looking beyond today’s world for a fabulous utopian age long foretold in the pages of the Bible?
  • by Vince Szymkowiak
The Bible makes it clear that Jesus Christ will return to the earth as King and Messiah. But how will He rule? Does Bible prophecy give us descriptions of His reign?
  • by Melvin Rhodes
Pakistan's pro-Western leader has now survived three assassination attempts and is under increasing pressure from Islamic militants. If he falls, Pakistan will likely fall with him. If that happens, radical Islamists will likely gain control of Pakistan's arsenal of nuclear weapons.
  • by Mario Seiglie
Some may be shocked to find that long-heralded “proofs” of evolution are anything but. Here we examine four widely used examples to learn what the evidence really shows.
  • by Nancy Capo
Our children are a wonderful gift from God, and it's our responsibility to teach them about Him. What are some of the ways we can teach our children about God?
  • by Gary Petty
Jerusalem, although holy to three major religions, is a city of seemingly endless strife with no equitable solutions. What does the future hold for this long-troubled city?
  • by Jerold Aust, John Ross Schroeder
A midsummer Associated Press report from Italy stated: "For the second time in a week, Pope Benedict XVI has corrected what he says are erroneous interpretations of the Second Vatican Council, reasserting the primacy of the Roman Catholic Church and saying other Christian communities were either defective or not true churches" (July 10, 2007).
  • by Jerold Aust, John Ross Schroeder
The race for Arctic riches in black gold is on. In midsummer Russia planted its flag on the North Pole via a submarine stunt beneath the Arctic ice.
  • by Jerold Aust, John Ross Schroeder
Years ago it was sometimes sarcastically said that living causes cancer. While that's not accurate, it is true that many aspects of modern lifestyles do cause cancer. According to London's Evening Standard, "Cancer Research UK . . . said up to half of all deaths from the disease could be avoided by the use of common sense" (Aug. 8, 2007).
  • by Jerold Aust, John Ross Schroeder
Time magazine stated, "Driven by a big jump in robberies, violent crime in the U.S. edged up 1.3% last year, according to preliminary FBI data" (June 18, 2007, emphasis added). Violent crime essentially means murder, rape, robbery with violence and aggravated assault.
  • by Jerold Aust, John Ross Schroeder
"More than 8 in 10 Americans think morality is getting worse," reports the Gallup News Service regarding a recent poll. Among those polled who regard American moral values as very low are senior citizens, women in general and those who attend church regularly.
  • by Jerold Aust
Maps show the way from where you are to your final destination. The Bible provides the only spiritual map to our ultimate destiny. Doesn't it make good sense to plan your life's journey by learning how to read the genuine biblical map?
  • by Roger Foster
Is God blind to evil and human suffering? Why doesn’t He intervene to put a stop to it? Or could it be that it’s we who are blind to what God is doing and that humankind must learn some major lessons before He puts an end to evil?