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January—February 2010

Great powers come and go. For more than six decades the United States has been the world's dominant power. Seventy years ago, Great Britain—with its vast empire—was the world's greatest power. Is the United States following Britain's path to decline, to be replaced by another power? Are we seeing the first stages?

Are America's Superpower Days Numbered?

Great powers come and go. For more than six decades the United States has been the world's dominant power. Seventy years ago, Great Britain—with its vast empire—was the world's greatest power. Is the United States following Britain's path to decline, to be replaced by another power? Are we seeing the first stages?

Does the United States Appear in Bible Prophecy?

Small nations like Egypt, Jordan and Libya are found in Bible prophecies of the time of the end. But what about the major English-speaking countries like the United States, Britain, Canada and Australia? Are they absent from Bible prophecy, or do we just not know where to look?

The "Prophecy Factor"

Readers of The Good News know that we focus a lot on prophecy. In fact, you can't get past the title of this publication without being directed to the Bible's chief prophetic subject—good news!

God's Time Machine

During this age of science, many have dreamed of traveling to the past or to the future as in the famous novel The Time Machine. But could there exist a time machine we are not aware of? Read on to find out!

America's Economic Meltdown: What Does It Mean?

Unemployment, debt and trade imbalances are soaring while the dollar's value is plummeting. What's behind the shocking economic meltdown in the United States? Does Bible prophecy help us understand?

The Perfect Example of the Fruit of the Spirit: Jesus Christ

It's vital that Christians bear fruit in their lives—the fruit of the Spirit. But what does that fruit look like? In Jesus Christ we have the perfect example of what God's Spirit should produce in our lives.

Will 2012 Bring the End of the World?

It is claimed that an ancient Mayan calendar mysteriously ends at the winter solstice in the year 2012. Will that mark the end of human history? TV, magazines, major movie studios, booksellers and dozens of Web sites are fanning the 2012 craze. Does Bible prophecy reveal what's really coming?

Could You Use Some Hope in Your Life?

A central theme of hope runs through the entire Bible and culminates in the book of Revelation. This message of hope centers around seven basic concepts that apply to you personally:

World News and Trends Peril or paradise what will the next decade bring

Will the United States and the world at large pull out of these present crises during the next decade? Let's consider just a few carefully selected crucial points from around the globe.

World News and Trends- Israel and Iran: Potential for war

The World in 2010, the 24th edition of The Economist's annual collection of predictions for the upcoming year,pictures Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu as "a prime minister with Iran on his mind." What he reads about Iran in the news today will not ease his anxieties.

World News and Trends: Updating the European Union

A Newsweek article related a common viewpoint in its introduction, stating, "It's become all fashionable in Washington, Moscow and Beijing these days to dismiss Europe as an aging continent in terminal decline" (Nov. 16, 2009). But the writer, Stefan Theil, did not agree with that assessment—his piece being titled "The Modest Superpower."

World News and Trends: Germany's role in unifying Europe

On Nov. 9, 2009, some 30 heads of state joined German Chancellor Angela Merkel in celebrating the collapse of the Berlin Wall.

World News and Trends: Why the British still punch above their weight

David Goodhart, editor of the British magazine Prospect, asked in the title of his lead editorial, "Why are we British such eager interveners all over the world?"

Does Haiti Have a Future?

A massive amount of aid is pouring into the Caribbean nation of Haiti in the aftermath of a 7.0 earthquake. History has neglected this poor nation. Beyond this present tragedy, what is the best way forward?

Restoration: Playing the Enemy

Some movies entertain you. Others inform you about a subject. In rare cases the power of a movie can change your life.

A Fruit of the Spirit - Abundant Fresh Fruit: To Serve God and Share With Others

We can become like God by having His Spirit dwelling in us. As we grow spiritually, we should see more and more evidence of that miracle—more and more "fruit of the Spirit." And with more and more fruit, there is more and more to give to others!

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