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Beyond Today Magazine

November—December 2023

Is the devil real? Many people assume he’s just a mythological figure or some sort of symbol of all evil. But your Bible tells a very different story. It describes a very real being of enormous power and influence over human beings. In fact, it tells us that this being “deceives the whole world” (Revelation 12:9). It describes him as “the god of this age” (2 Corinthians 4:4)—an evil spirit being who desires to be worshiped by human beings and who tries to usurp the one true God. How does he deceive the entire world? A major way is through false religion—by infiltrating churches and denominations and subtly influencing them into teaching a “different gospel” and “another Jesus” quite different from what the original apostles taught (2 Corinthians 11:4; Galatians 1:6-9). Could you possibly be influenced by this being? How can you know? You need to read this issue of Beyond Today! It’s vitally important that you understand the truth!

Live by Every Word of God

How could people ignore and dismiss what was clearly stated in God’s Word and instead choose worship practices and customs that are not approved in the Bible, but are actually repeatedly condemned in it?

The Devil Goes to Church

The devil is much wilier and may be much closer than you think. The Bible reveals that he deceives the whole world—meaning he has even duped churches and religious figures. How is this possible? Could you be deceived too?

How False Religion Is Leading to a Dangerous New World

The Bible reveals a coming evil ruler and false religious leader who, under Satan’s sway, will deceive nearly all the world. Where will you stand?

Christmas: The Untold Story

Christmas is one of the world’s most popular holidays, yet it has a strange and convoluted past—one hinted at in such puzzling symbols as decorated trees, holly wreaths and mistletoe.

Was the Biblical Sabbath Changed to Sunday?

History and the Bible show that the biblical Sabbath is Saturday, the seventh day of the week. But most of today’s churches gather to worship on Sunday, the first day of the week. How was this changed and why? Does God accept this change?

Religious Pretenders: Lessons From an Ancient King

Scammers steal money, information and identity with lies and false promises. And religion is not immune.

Are You Saved by Faith Alone Without Works?

The Bible says we are saved through God’s gift of grace through faith. Does that mean faith in Christ is all we need?

How to Raise Godly Children in a Morally Sketchy Society

With Christianity on the decline in the West, especially among young people, what are parents and caregivers to do if they want their own children to have a life of faith and virtue?

Israel’s 9/11: What’s Behind Hamas’ Brutal Bloodbath?

The entire world was shocked by the viciousness of a brutal assault on Israeli civilians on one of Israel’s holiest days of the year. What’s behind this latest bloody round of violence? You need to know!

Follow Me: “Antipas My Faithful Martyr”—Holding Fast to His Name

Relying on Jesus’ name, the church of Pergamos, including its faithful martyr Antipas, was able to endure persecution to the end—as the way into life.

Current Events & Trends: November/December 2023

An overview of events and conditions around the world featured in the November/December 2023 issue of Beyond Today.

Letters From Our Readers: November/December 2023

Readers of Beyond Today magazine share their thoughts in the November/December 2023 issue.

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