Good News Magazine

July—August 2005

With so many people wanting instant gratification, it's no wonder so many marriages end in divorce. Are we expecting more from our husband or wife than we're willing to give? Can happy marriages simply be a matter of choice?

Marital Happiness: The Choice Is Up to You!

With so many people wanting instant gratification, it's no wonder so many marriages end in divorce. Are we expecting more from our husband or wife than we're willing to give? Can happy marriages simply be a matter of choice?

Right Choices and Happiness

An editorial note from Jerold Aust

Saving Marriage: Beyond Constitutional Amendments

In response to same-sex marriages in some states, many are pushing constitutional amendments to preserve the traditional marriage relationship. But it will take much more if marriage is to be saved.

Children Are a Blessing, Not an Inconvenience

Marriage was designed by the Creator God to be a lasting, stable union where sexual relationships can be safely and purposely enjoyed—where children can grow and be nurtured in a stable environment to become upstanding citizens in the community.

Will EU Constitution Rejections Halt the Drive for European Unity?

The citizens of both France and the Netherlands soundly rebuffed the new European constitution through recent national referendums. So where are EU politics going from here? Does Bible prophecy have any say in the matter?

60 Years After World War II: What Have We Learned?

Do you ever wonder what prevents evil from triumphing? This year marks the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II. Looking at these related issues should make us think about the deep currents of good and evil that flow in this world.

How's Your Prayer Life?

We all make time for what we value the most. Have you gotten into the habit of praying to God on a regular basis? Need some instruction and encouragement? Here it is!

Why Isn't Sex Safe?

An estimated 45 million people in the United States are infected with genital herpes. The number is growing by a million new cases a year. This year one in four sexually active teens will contract a sexually transmitted disease. Young people are encouraged to practice "safe sex"—but is there such a thing?

A Message of Hope Following the Death of a Loved One

Losing any loved one is difficult. But what hope can we look to when a child is lost to sudden tragedy?

World News and Trends: The distributing fruits of premarital sex

Premarital sex is increasingly becoming a real problem in Britain. One very troubling manifestation is the fact that 4 in 10 babies are now born to unmarried parents.

World News and Trends: The Bible under attack in Britain and Europe

The Bible has been under severe attack in secular Europe for a very long time. The latest public outbreak is reflected in headlines in British newspapers such as "Hospitals Ban the Bible," "Christian Hostel Faces Shutdown for Having Bibles and Saying Grace" and "Christian Symbols Disappear."

World News and Trends: The French disconnection

Recently the French voted down the new EU charter, already approved by nine EU members.

World News and Trends: Ecumenism bridges a major gap: The Virgin Mary

Some Anglicans are now beginning to accept the Roman Catholic devotion to the Virgin Mary.

World News and Trends: How Hollywood's war movies have changed

Those of you who have been moviegoers for many years may have noticed a basic shift in the emphasis of war films in recent decades.

World News and Trends: Why bad news in The Good News?

Speaking of conditions before His return, Jesus Christ said our planet will experience "a time of great distress, such as there has never been before since the beginning of the world, and will never be again" (Matthew 24:21, Revised English Bible).

World News and Trends: Overweight in the spotlight again

Dr. Julie Gerberding, director of the Centers for Disease Control, recently acknowledged potential flaws in a study that indicated people slightly overweight might be healthier than people who weren't.

God, Science and the Bible: Archaeology establishes existence of biblical kingdom of Edom

Many scholars believe that the Old Testament is simply a mixture of folklore and bad theology assembled long after the events supposedly took place. Thus, they assume, biblical history bears little resemblance to actual events. This assumption took another serious hit in recent months when archaeologists from three countries announced evidence that points to the existence of the biblical kingdom of Edom.

God, Science and the Bible: Survey: Majority of medical doctors reject strict Darwinism

In a surprising result, a majority of 1,482 physicians polled by HCD Research and the Louis Finkelstein Institute for Religious and Social Studies rejected strict Darwinism.

God, Science and the Bible: Plant defies laws of genetic inheritance

Plant scientists at Purdue University have made a surprising discovery—a plant containing a template, or a master genetic blueprint, that can correct defective genes inherited from its parents.

God, Science and the Bible: Research project proves biblical proverb

A merry heart does good, like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones." These words, recorded in the biblical book of Proverbs (17:22) almost 3,000 years ago, have now been confirmed by medical science as a result of two recent studies reported by the Reuters news service.

God, Science and the Bible: Weighty evidence for the Bible's accuracy

What is a pim? That is what translators asked themselves when they were finishing the King James Version of the Bible back in the 17th century. They had never heard of the term outside of the Bible and had to guess as to its meaning—which turned out to be wrong.

Just for Youth... It Does Matter Who Your Friends Are

The Bible tells us that we get to decide whether we'll walk with the wise or flounder with fools. Which will you choose?

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