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July—August 2014

An event that began 100 years ago this August might as well be ancient and irrelevant history for most. Yet World War I changed the world and set off a chain of events that continue to impact your life today. Don't underestimate what one man and one event can do to alter everything.

100 Years After World War I: What Have We Learned?

An event that began 100 years ago this August might as well be ancient and irrelevant history for most. Yet World War I changed the world and set off a chain of events that continue to impact your life today. Don't underestimate what one man and one event can do to alter everything.

The War to End All Wars

German philosopher Friedrich Hegel perhaps said it best when he noted that "the only thing we learn from history is that we learn nothing from history."

A Soldier on the Western Front

To many today, World War I seems like long-forgotten ancient history. But what was it like for those caught up in the maelstrom of death and destruction in "the war to end all wars"? And will war ever truly end?

The Horrors of All the Ages: They Didn't See It Coming

One hundred years ago, experienced diplomats and military leaders blundered their way into a deadly globe-spanning catastrophe. Why were they so blind? Are there lessons for us today?

One Woman's Long View

My mother, Josephine McVay McNeely, was born in August 1914, the month World War I began. Like many who grew up in America's "deep south," she was born into a family of farmers. Her two grandfathers fought in the American Civil War. She was a student of history and would tell me the stories passed down from her father of that conflict that defined not only the United States but, as I was to learn, her life.

In Search of Peace

Is peace just the absence of war? Is it possible to enjoy lasting peace on earth? If so, what constitutes lasting peace? How can we find it?

What Is Armageddon?

Most people believe Armageddon is about the end of the world. But what does the Bible actually reveal? Learn the real truth!

As America Retreats, a Dangerous World Emerges

What happens when the world's policeman hangs up his badge and gun and retires into the sunset? We're beginning to get a sobering firsthand look.

A Detailed Prophecy of Blessings and Curses

Speaking to the ancient Israelite ancestors of today's Anglo-American peoples, God gave them a choice, one that bears directly on the lack of leadership that plagues America today. You should read Leviticus 26 and Deuteronomy 28, which describe God's blessings for obedience and curses for disobedience.

Out of Darkness, Into the Light

A young man realized he could illuminate his dark world through the light of education. And his efforts to increase his knowledge, improve himself and serve others have since helped millions. Discover vital spiritual lessons from his story.

Is God's Temple Under Construction?

Scripture indicates that before the return of Jesus Christ, a new temple is to be built in Jerusalem. But is a grand temple of God already under construction? Does it involve you?

Lessons From the Parables: The Fig Tree: A Lesson in the Patience and Judgment of God

What does a parable about an unproductive fig tree have to do with how you're going about your life? The answer is—quite a bit!

Follow Me... Discipleship Will Cost You - You!

What does following the One who gave Himself in total sacrifice mean for you and me? Put simply, it means that we are to give of ourselves completely and always.

Mini-Bible Study: The Life and Ministry of Jesus Christ

Any retelling of the life of Jesus Christ falls far short of doing it justice. If you're not familiar with the facts of Jesus' life and ministry, this study will be an introduction that hopefully will whet your appetite to want to learn more.

Mud Buddies - Lessons From an Obstacle Course

Two friends, one tough race—crossing the finish line with priceless lessons learned.

Current Events & Trends: America losing credibility as the world's superpower

Inaction is a sign of weakness on the world scene as in the schoolyard.

Current Events & Trends: Russia cozying up to Iran and China

Aggression against Ukraine's sovereignty has diminished Russia's status in the eyes of its nominal Western allies.

Current Events & Trends: Moscow eyes Moldova next?

Russia's bullying posture toward Ukraine has been the big news out of Europe so far in 2014.

Current Events & Trends: Balkan floods wash up landmines and memories

Just before the 100th anniversary of World War I, which covered the Balkan Peninsula in violence, the region was covered in floodwaters.

Current Events & Trends: School assignment underscores growing anti-Semitism

It's not uncommon to hear stories of growing anti-Semitism in Europe or especially the Middle East, but a U.S. middle school seems like an unlikely place for promoting Holocaust denial.

Current Events & Trends: Abortion counselor films her own abortion

In May, a New Jersey abortion clinic counselor, Emily Letts, filmed her own abortion and shared it on the Internet. The video gained immediate attention from news outlets.

Questions and Answers: "Will I Go to Heaven"

I'm confused because Jesus stated otherwise when He told the thief dying beside Him on the cross, "Today you will be with Me in Paradise."

Questions and Answers: Heaven and Hell

Look in Matthew 25:41, 46 to see Jesus Christ's view on final judgment for the believers and the unbelievers. Jesus plainly declares an eternal punishment for the unbelievers and also that the righteous will live forever in heaven with God.

Letters From Our Readers - July/August 2014

Readers of the Good News share their thoughts in the July/August 2014 issue.

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