Good News Magazine: September - October 2009

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In This Issue

  • by Scott Ashley
Only a few realize that these biblical festivals are a teaching tool God uses to reveal His plan.
  • by Roger Foster
Our world is wracked with evil and misery. But why? From where did it originate? Why is it so pervasive? And most importantly, does God plan to do something about it?
  • by Jerold Aust
Democratic societies fervently promote their favorite candidates at election time yet are almost always disappointed when they fail to come through on their promises. Why does it seem this never changes? What's the fundamental problem with human government?
  • by Melvin Rhodes
Many on both sides of the Atlantic are saying the Afghan conflict—which has already lasted twice as long as World War I—is unwinnable. Why are the allies finding it so difficult to win this war in a backward third world country?
  • by Jerold Aust
Sin has cut humanity off from God and brought the ultimate penalty of death. But God has a plan to heal the broken relationship and save mankind. That plan is revealed in a series of annual reminders—the festivals of God found in the Bible.
  • by Gerhard Marx
"Peace" and "goodwill toward men!" announced the chorus of heavenly messengers at the time of Jesus Christ's birth. But where is the evidence of this peace among humanity, as also foretold by Isaiah and other prophets? What went wrong? Will humanity ever experience this peace?
  • by John Ross Schroeder
Judgment remains one of the most misunderstood subjects in all the Bible. Many think of it almost wholly in terms of condemnation or damnation. But is that really how God will judge His human creation? On what basis will He render a final verdict?
  • by Darris McNeely
Could the dollar be challenged and replaced by another world currency? Will something that until recently was "unthinkable" become a reality? The global financial slump is challenging long-held assumptions.