Faith In Times Like These
1301 - The 12 Global Trends of our Times: Where the World is Heading
Added: 8th September 2014
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The world has become a global village. Trends no longer stop at national borders; more and more they are global, affecting all of us. Twelve of them can be called global megatrends because today they have a major impact on our lives. What are they? Where are they leading us? One of these trends has to do with religion. How will it affect us? Can religion offer a solution to our problems?

1302 -  Why We Can Rely on the Bible: The Best Arguments for the Truthfulness of Scripture
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Fantasy and wishful thinking cannot be the foundation for the biggest decisions of our lives—decisions for this and eternal life. If the Bible is to be of any value it must present evidence of its credibility and truthfulness. Fulfilled prophecy, especially that found in Daniel 2, presents such evidence. It also shows the relevancy of the Bible for our day, the closeness of the end of time, and adds credibility to our testimony.

1303 - The United States in Prophecy: How the Freest Nation on Earth Will Betray its Own Values
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At the end of time, the United States and the Papacy will be the two major players—and they will cooperate closely. America will take on characteristics of the medieval Papacy. The America Prophecy in Revelation 13 predicts a sad change of the freest and most Christian nation on earth. The Bible predicts that Protestant America will become a persecuting power. Surprisingly, prophecy says that it won’t be secular people who will persecute Christians, but mainstream Christianity will persecute ...

1304 - Heading for Christian Theocracy: How the America Prophecy is Fulfilling Itself Before Our Very Eyes
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If the America Prophecy of Revelation 13 is correct, and if we are living in the final days of world history, then we should now be able to see early indicators for the fulfilling of this prophecy. Is the United States of America changing? What decisions, policies and trends in American politics, church life and society in the last thirty years show signs of change? How is the lamb-like beast of prophecy speaking more and more like a dragon?

1305 - The Picture of God: Why Most People Think God is Cruel and Why We Know He Isn’t
Added: 8th September 2014
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In the United States 92% of all people believe in God. That is good. But in what kind of God do they believe? If 77% also believe in eternal hell, they in effect believe in a cruel tyrant. Insurance companies refer to major catastrophes as “acts of God”. Is God cruel? Is He threatening us by saying, “Love Me or I will torture you”? How does God’s handling of the Lucifer rebellion show us His real character? How can we know that He respects our freedom?

1306 - The New Face of Christianity - Part 1: The Changing of Worldwide Christendom
Added: 8th September 2014
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The America Prophecy predicts that the United States, on a worldwide scale, will play a major role in promoting a counterfeit religion which, in reality, is spiritualism in disguise. Ellen White tells us that the Protestants of America will be the first to form a merger with spiritualism. How can we be sure that the Charismatic phenomenon, which is penetrating Christianity like a wildfire, is the fulfillment of this prediction?

1307: Zeitgeist: The Way We Think Without Knowing that We Think That Way
Added: 8th September 2014
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Every generation and culture has its own paradigm that shapes a society’s thinking. This perception of how things work is based on a set of universally accepted values, principles and ideas which is generally adopted without questioning. What are the prevalent paradigms in our days and how are they affecting our capacity to believe in God and His word? Without noticing it we have become victims of a way of thinking which is hard to escape. What are the elements of today’s “Zeitgeist” and how ...

1308 - The New Face of Christianity - Part 2: The Ugly Little Secret of the Emerging Church
Added: 8th September 2014
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What is the Emerging Church? Where is it coming from and where is it leading us? How Christian and how Biblical are the roots of this postmodern renewal movement which is mainly affecting Protestant churches? Are we, by adopting this new style of church service and theology, reaching the young secular adults of our cities? Or are we secretly and gradually adopting a one-world religion with Roman Catholicism and Eastern mysticism at its heart?

1309 - Beyond the Horizon: What, According to the Bible, Happens After the End?
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How will it all end? What will happen after the Second Coming? In his concept of final events, the average American has been strongly influenced by the ideas put forward by Pentecostal pastor-turned-religious-science-fiction author Tim LaHaye. What does the Bible teach about the millennium, the first and the second death, the resurrection of the unbelievers, heavenly Jerusalem, the final destruction of Satan and his followers and the place where the believers in Christ will eventually live?

1310 - Limits of God’s Power: Why God Does Not Always Interfere in Human Affairs
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It seems that God sometimes answers our prayers while at other times He remains silent and seemingly detached—especially in the face of tragedy and human suffering. Why? Does He not care? Could it be that He would love to get involved but cannot? Why? How do God’s love, wisdom, integrity and respect for our free will affect His dealings with us? How does the “two-state principle” in some cases limit God’s ability to get involved in the affairs of His children?

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