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May—June 2013

What is the meaning of life? Why were you born? What is your ultimate destiny? There is a real answer to these questions. The Creator God made you for an awesome purpose—a purpose He has revealed in the Bible.

The Mystery of Human Existence: Why Are You Here?

What is the meaning of life? Why were you born? What is your ultimate destiny? There is a real answer to these questions. The Creator God made you for an awesome purpose—a purpose He has revealed in the Bible.

A Gift and a Curse

What does it say about a society when, on the grounds of protecting citizens' health, a city bans the sale of large sweetened drinks, but it allows, and even pays for, abortion-inducing drugs for its schoolchildren?

Made Lower - but Only for a While

Note David's statement in Psalm 8:5 that man has been made "a little lower than the angels" or "heavenly beings," as the English Standard Version translates it.

Deification As Children of God

The wonderful truth laid out in this article (read the article "The Mystery of Human Existence: Why Are You Here?") will surely come as quite a shock to those who have heard only the traditional view of mainstream Christianity regarding the ultimate reward of the righteous.

The Abortion Debate: What Does God Say?

Every year a staggering 44 million abortions are carried out around the world. Each day about 120,000 lives—enough to populate a medium-sized city—are terminated by abortion, a practice legal in most countries. But how does God view the taking of the lives of millions of the unborn—or even one, for that matter?

Child Sacrifice: We're Not So Different Today

Every year a staggering 44 million abortions are carried out around the world. Each day about 120,000 lives—enough to populate a medium-sized city—are terminated by abortion, a practice legal in most countries. But how does God view the taking of the lives of millions of the unborn—or even one, for that matter?

A Lesson About Life From Mary

Every year a staggering 44 million abortions are carried out around the world. Each day about 120,000 lives—enough to populate a medium-sized city—are terminated by abortion, a practice legal in most countries. But how does God view the taking of the lives of millions of the unborn—or even one, for that matter?

Lines in the Sand: Iraq 10 Years Later

Ten years after the invasion of Iraq, America considers what it's lost as Iraq struggles to redefine itself within the ever-boiling cauldron of the Middle East.

A New Pope: Looking Ahead

Pope Benedict's sudden and unexpected resignation has been called the Catholic Church's most stunning development in the last half century. Will the choice of a new pope bring significant changes in church culture, manners and even certain aspects of doctrine? More importantly, does Bible prophecy indicate the Roman church's ultimate destiny?

Comprehending Counterfeit Christianity

Jesus Christ clearly stated: "Take heed that no one deceive you. For many will come in My name . . . and will deceive many" (Matthew 24:4-5).

Are Deadly Infections an Indicator of Worse to Come?

Doctors and hospitals are increasingly sobered by deadly new strains of "superbugs" that are largely invulnerable to today's most potent antibiotics. Is it possible we could we see epidemics of incurable infections?

God's Appointment With You

Did you know that God set aside a special day so you can have meaningful, lasting contact with Him? Nearly 6,000 years ago our Creator declared the seventh-day Sabbath a day of rest and fellowship with Him.

The Remarkable Lesson of God's Feast of Firstfruits

If Jesus Christ came to save mankind, why is the world in such sad shape? The answer is found in a little-understood festival God revealed in the Bible.

Who Are God's "Firstfruits"?

The firstfruits of God's plan are those who are called now, in this age, and are having their minds and attitudes changed to become like Jesus Christ through God's Spirit working within them.

The Answer to the Madness

How is your world right now? How is it working for you? If you're like many people, it sometimes seems overwhelming and frightening. So what's the answer?

God's Spiritual Family: Will You Be in the Picture?

While many people treasure photographs of family events and celebrations, there is one "family picture" God would like you to esteem more than any other. This marvelous image has everything to do with the astonishing future that awaits you.

Lessons from the Parables: Stay With Me - The Parable of the Persistent Widow

Faith is in the prayer we utter with our faint voice in the darkest moment of our lives. When our voice is weakest is when we hear God's—the still small voice of hope.

Follow Me... So, What's Keeping Us From Christ?

The example of one man and his determined circle of companions can teach us a great deal about what it means to heed Jesus Christ's invitation to "Follow Me."

Change Your Life Story

You may not realize it, but your life is likely going in a very different direction than God intended. Yet your Creator wants to heal the damaged aspects of your life and lead you to a more fulfilling way of living. First, though, you have to understand what needs to be changed.

Current Events & Trends: The stark reemergence of German power

In several past issues we have noted a number of times in this feature how Germany has gained more power among the European nations over the past several decades.

Current Events & Trends: Margaret Thatcher: Giant in an era of decline

One of the great leaders of modern times died on April 8, 2013.

Current Events & Trends: Global scope of crises leading toward prophesied "Beast"

When news breaks today of a crisis condition in some part of the world, it often turns out that a number of nations are affected.

Current Events & Trends: Cyprus crisis' impact on Europe

How could a small island nation with a population accounting for barely a fifth of one percent of the eurozone nations possibly be at the vortex of a pan-European crisis that, according to Ambrose Evans-Pritchard in The Daily Telegraph, even calls the long-term viability of the euro into question?

Current Events & Trends: Fifty years of North Korean threats

Threats of nuclear and conventional strikes on one's territory and its allies can be every bit as important as economies going awry in Europe, if not much more so.

Current Events & Trends: China's worrying military ambitions

Are we going to see a new, updated version of World War II's old Axis Powers, with China in the role of principal Asian foe rather than an "Americanized" Japan?

Letters from Our Readers - May/June 2013

Readers of the Good News share their thoughts in the May/June 2013 issue.

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