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Beyond Today Magazine

May—June 2017

Donald Trump campaigned on a promise to "Make America Great Again." America has been and remains great—but for how long? What factors made the nation the world’s greatest superpower? You might find the answers very surprising—because they were foretold in Bible prophecy! You need to understand what the Bible says about the rise and fall of nations—discover the answers in this issue!

Will America Remain Great?

The campaign slogan “Make America Great Again” catapulted candidate Donald Trump into the world’s most powerful office. Yet, though diminished in recent years, America is already great in important respects—but for how long?

What Makes a Nation Great?

The country I grew up in is getting harder and harder to recognize. More and more I can identify with the biblical prophet Jeremiah, called “the weeping prophet” because he shed tears over the sins and deplorable spiritual condition of his nation and the consequences of rejecting God.

America’s Deep Government Division: Can It Be Solved?

Why is there such a great political divide in the United States and in other nations? What does this have to do with human rule in general and the future of government?

How to Make the World Great Again

The world was once a paradise. But that paradise was dashed, and humanity has suffered ever since. Thankfully, God has a plan to make the world great again—and you can have a part!

Bible Prophecy and You: Jesus Christ—The Greatest Prophet

A prophet is one whom God has sent to speak for Him—declaring His will and judgment in the present and what is yet to come. Jesus of Nazareth, the greatest prophet who ever lived, proclaimed both.

Follow Me: The Ever-Present Presence of the I AM

The One who has always and forever existed remains ever near. He cares for you and stands knocking at the door, inviting you to invite Him in.

May the Force (and More) Be With You

Many people, confused by the conception of God as a Trinity, don’t really understand the nature and purpose of the Holy Spirit. What is God’s Spirit, really? And what can it do for you?

Artificial Intelligence: The Coming Threat

Mankind is threatened with extinction in several fronts. Now, some warn, comes another potentially deadly menace—artificial intelligence.

Immigration: What Does the Bible Say?

Our news headlines are often filled with reports about immigrants and immigration. But a key perspective is missing—what the Bible says on the subject!

How Do I Truly Know If God Is Calling Me?

Jesus made it clear that no one can come to Him unless God the Father draws him (John 6:44; John 6:65). And the apostle James later told us that as we draw near to God, He will draw near to us (James 4:8). The apostle Paul pointed out that we are called by the gospel—the good news of the Kingdom of God (2 Thessalonians 2:14).

Is Our Mass Media Leading Us Astray

Mass media wields tremendous power and influence over today’s society and culture. And often that influence is not good. In fact, it’s much like the false prophets of ancient biblical days.

Is Fake News New?

Fake news can spread like a virus, misleading and deceiving. Could it be affecting your life?

Letters From Our Readers: May/June 2017

Readers of Beyond Today magazine share their thoughts in the May/June 2017 issue.

Current Events & Trends: Iran Rally Protests Trump, America

Earlier this year President Donald Trump put Iran “on notice” concerning its nuclear program. Iranian leaders balked at this warning, and Iranian citizens took to the streets in protest.

Current Events & Trends: EU President Says Won't Punish UK for Brexit

In late March British Prime Minister Theresa May sent a formal letter to the head of the European Union stating that the United Kingdom will be officially withdrawing from the EU. The British citizens voted to leave in 2016, and now the government is making it official. The process will still take a few years along with a negotiation period.

Current Events & Trends: Polygamy Still Illegal—but for How Long

In Salt Lake City this year, protesters took to their capitol to speak out against the bigamy laws in Utah. The U.S. Supreme Court recently denied hearing a case that left the state’s current laws untouched. Polygamy still remains illegal, and those involved in polygamous relationships are in violation of those laws.

Current Events & Trends: Assad Believes Some Refugees Are "Definitely" Terrorists

In America there’s much contention about accepting refugees from the Syrian Civil War and other evils in the Middle East.

Current Events & Trends: Germany Struggles to Police Terror Suspects

After being hit with several small yet high-impact terror plots in the past couple of years, Germany is trying desperately to control its imported and home-grown terrorist threats.

Current Events & Trends: North Korea a Bigger Threat Than Many Imagine

North Korea is the perennial pariah of the Far East, the subject of continuous sanctions and international ire.

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