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November—December 2014

More evident than America's war on terror is a concerted effort to push God and His laws of morality out of the country's civic and personal life. Are you alert to the fight being waged? What side do you come down on?

America's War on God

More evident than America's war on terror is a concerted effort to push God and His laws of morality out of the country's civic and personal life. Are you alert to the fight being waged? What side do you come down on?

Banning the Mention of God in Public Life

More and more, God is being shunted aside and banned in the public arena—particularly from schools.

Will We Die by National Suicide?

"If destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen we must live through all time, or die by suicide."—Abraham Lincoln

A Flood of Immorality

With the kind of leadership America has at the top—or perhaps we should say that with Americans having chosen this kind of leadership—it should be no surprise that America (along with the rest of the world) wallows in immoral behavior of every kind.

Government and the Gay Agenda

Make no mistake—sin is sin, and God's Word condemns all forms of sexual sin, including adultery, fornication and pornography. But what is especially shocking in modern society's war against God is how homosexual activity has gone from something practiced behind closed doors to being advocated by government and flaunted in Main Street parades. Does anyone care how God views this?

Hope for Sinning Nations and Individuals

In 1 Corinthians 6:9-11, the apostle Paul asks, "Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God?" He then goes on to list several sins—fornication, adultery, stealing, coveting, drunkenness and homosexual activity—that separate people from God and His great purpose for them.

The Gay Agenda: Coming to a School Near You

Fox News radio commentator Todd Starnes observes in his new book God Less America that those in "the militant gay rights community . . . not only expect you to accept their lifestyle, but they also want you to affirm it. They want your children exposed to it in their public school classrooms. They want private business owners to endorse their court-sanctioned 'marriages.' And woe be to any person who dares object" (2014, p. 64).

Silencing God's Children

A major part of the war against God and godly values is the scourge of abortion—the murder of the most helpless.

One Nation Under Allah?

Rejecting God and the nation's long history rooted in the Bible, American leaders and government increasingly embrace a religious belief system alien to the country's long-held values.

Are You Fighting Against God?

God says He has friends—and enemies. In what category are you?

When Was Jesus Born?

Was Jesus born on December 25? Can we even know when He was born? And most importantly, does it even really matter when Jesus was born?

Is the Rapture Real?

Do you believe that Jesus Christ is going to save you from the coming time of horrendous global trouble by whisking you away into heaven beforehand in what many call the Rapture? What will you do if He doesn't?

Are You Ready for the Day of the Lord?

The Bible speaks of the Day of the Lord as a time of great upheaval, cataclysm and also of hope. The Bible reveals that this "day" actually symbolizes a period of time beginning with great trouble for mankind and extending into an eternity of peace.

After the Chaos: the Times of Refreshing

In a world of troubles and grief, we are all in deep need of physical and spiritual refreshment. Even tougher times are coming, but they're followed by Jesus Christ's reign and His times of refreshing.

Follow Me... "Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled"

When the storms and problems of life seem overwhelming, where can we turn for hope and encouragement?

Lessons From the Parables: Why Christ Spoke in Parables

Many people would be surprised to learn that Jesus Christ spoke in parables to hide His message from the masses. Why did He do this? And how can you understand the deepest meaning of the parables of the Kingdom?

What I Learned From Talking With Teens About Death

In a discussion with a group of teens who wanted to talk about death and suicide, what could I say that would give them comfort and hope?

Current Events & Trends: Continued Vatican revelations discredit Christian faith

The continued investigations into sexual abuse perpetrated by Catholic priests are back in the news cycle with the house arrest and impending trial of Josef Wesolowski, former Vatican ambassador to the Dominican Republic.

Current Events & Trends: Islamic State exploiting power vacuum

For 13 years now al-Qaeda has been the face of terror and Islamic extremism, both feared and hated in the West. But now their hold on the Middle East and the loyalty of Islamic militants may be slipping.

Current Events & Trends: Islamic State leaders seek to spread terror to the West

While the world collectively gasps at the horrific violence employed by the recently declared Islamic State (IS) in the Middle East, including beheadings of captured Westerners, to date there hasn't been much tangible fear throughout Western nations. The Islamic State's control over large parts of Iraq and Syria seems in the West to be still far away—especially with the West now conducting attacks against IS positions.

Current Events & Trends: Islamist attacks Australian police after fatwa

Government officials in Australia say the threat is real.

Current Events & Trends: Richard Dawkins: It's immoral not to abort Down syndrome baby

"Abort it and try again. It would be immoral to bring it into the world if you have the choice," were the words of noted evolutionist and atheist Richard Dawkins on Aug. 20, 2014, in response to a woman carrying a baby suspected to have Down syndrome (Twitter feed posted at The Independent, Sept. 26, 2014).

Current Events & Trends: Scottish vote highlights UK divisions

On Sept. 18, 2014, Scotland's voters decided to remain a part of the United Kingdom—at least for now. It was a long and emotional campaign. Deep divisions between Scotland and England were exposed. The union remains, but it has taken a beating.

Letters From Our Readers - November/December 2014

Readers of the Good News share their thoughts in the November/December 2014 issue.

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