Commentary

Zika and God’s Kingdom?

  1. 27th September 2016
  2. Scott D. Winnail

Can Zika be a sign of greater disease outbreaks to come? God may be using events like these to further His plan for the world, in the years just ahead!

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Did Christ Fail in His Mission to Bring Peace?

  1. 24th September 2016
  2. Roger Meyer (guest columnist)

Christ is called the Prince of Peace. Jesus Christ preached peace. Many think that He came to bring peace on earth. But, right up to present times, no true or lasting peace exists on earth. There is only continuous war. Did Christ fail in His mission to bring peace to this world?

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International Day of Peace

  1. 22nd September 2016
  2. Wallace G. Smith

It has come to my attention that today—September 21, 2009—is the 34th annual International Day of Peace, declared by the United Nations: a time to focus on "peacebuilding" and putting an end to war and conflict. A noble idea, to be sure. But in its celebration, will the essential ingredients to peace be discussed anywhere, by anyone?

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Prophecy vs. the Gospel?

  1. 20th September 2016
  2. Richard F. Ames

In some religious circles, professing Christians argue that preaching Bible prophecy is irrelevant, or even contrary, to preaching the Gospel message! Bible prophecy may be an interesting topic, they say, but prophecy is not significant to our salvation. Is that true? Many professing Christians believe that the gospel is only about the person of Christ, and they...

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Why Darkness?

  1. 17th September 2016
  2. J. Davy Crockett III

A generation ago, audiences around the world were enthralled by the Star Wars Trilogy, an epic story about the struggle between good and evil. The colorful, memorable characters were either on the side of the "force" representing good or the "dark side" representing evil. One could envision a number of obvious analogies in this tale and it made for exciting...

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To Search Out a Matter

  1. 13th September 2016
  2. Ray Clore

Media bias is a common topic for discussion in the U.S. This problem is not confined to the U.S. however. Some years ago I visited a major journalism school in Bordeaux, France, and asked what the students were learning. Among other things, the Director said the school taught that there was "no such thing as objective reality." He said that since reporters could...

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The Need for Common Sense

  1. 10th September 2016
  2. Martin Fannin

Would you build your own house in a flood zone on ground below sea level? Most would not do this and if they did, they would lack common sense. How about a city? Does it make sense to build and perpetuate a metropolitan area on land below sea level? The question might be—can it be done? Obviously, under optimum conditions it may be done and maintained if massive...

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The Aha! Moment

  1. 08th September 2016
  2. Roger Meyer (guest columnist)

Have you ever had one of those moments where "the lights come on?" Maybe there is a source of true understanding that you just haven't found yet.

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Erdogan's Purges and Turkey's Future

  1. 06th September 2016
  2. William Williams

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal caught my eye as I perused the daily news. It was a detailed account of the exodus from Turkey of numerous intellectuals—and the fears of those who remain behind—in the wake of Recep Erdogan’s recent national purges. As I read the article, I wondered about how history repeats itself—and will again very soon, in a big...

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