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Recent statistics tell us that in the United Sates alone 240 different religious bodies carry out their work. There are more than 500 around the globe. Protestantism itself has fragmented into more than 200 denominations, and many of these  are further sub-divided into various groups. There are, for examples, twenty different kinds of Baptists. An Anglican bishop once said, “Divided Christendom ...
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For generation Roman Catholics and Protestants have been waging a violent war on each in Northern Ireland, even though both swear allegiance to the Bible. Since the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe, Orthodox Christians, Catholic Christians, and Moslems have been slaughtering each other, often in the name of their religious beliefs. For centuries the tension in the explosives Middle ...
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We cringe when a child first asks, “What does it mean to  die?” We shrink from talking about or even thinking about death. We not only fear dying, but we also rebel  at the thought of someone we love dying. Death is the common enemy of people everywhere. So what are the answers to the hard questions about death? Are people ...
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In July of 1976 Gary Gilmore walked into a gas-station and shot the attendant, a student at Brigham Young University. The next evening he forced a young  motel clerk at gun-point to hand over some cash. Then Gilmore asked his victim to kneel and shot him in the back of the head. Most Americans thought this was one man who ...
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A boy in the inner city is killed by stray gang bullets as he does homework at the kitchen table. A young mother in the suburbs finds that her child has contracted AIDS from a contaminated blood transfusion. The tragedies go on and on in our world. Inexplicable and heartrending. And we long so much for an answer to it ...
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In guide 16 we discovered that experiencing Sabbath rest is an important antidote to today’s stressful living. Since God understands our every need, He established each seventh day for our physical rest and our spiritual refreshment. After creating our world in six days, He “rested” on the seventh day, “blessed it,” and “made it holy” (Genesis 2:1-3). (Unless otherwise noted, ...
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In the early 60’s Brother Andrew, a man from Holland, smuggled a load of Bibles in his VW across the Romanian border and past communist guards. He checked into a hotel and began praying that God would lead him to the right Christian groups—the ones who could best use his copies of the Scriptures. That weekend Andrew walked up to the ...
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One of our Bible  school  representatives in Africa recently sent us this report: Five years ago I received a request from the Voice of Prophecy to visit a prisoner who was a Bible correspondence school student. I presented  the request to the prison authorities, who graciously gave permission. Because the student had a deep desire to delve into the Bible, ...
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Contemporary researchers have taken pains to document a truth which the Bible first established: human beings are an integrated whole. What we often divide into the physical, mental, social, and spiritual parts of a person are really interrelated and inseparable. In other words, what affects the mind, affects the body. Our spiritual condition has an impact on our physical condition, ...
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Larry was enjoying pleasant conversation, Japanese tea, and rice crackers at Mr. Komori’s house when the other guests began taking out their Bibles. They all looked at him expectantly. “Could you please give us our study now?” Mr. Komori asked politely. Larry almost choked on his tea. He’d thought this get-together was just to have fun. And now he couldn’t ...
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Just a few years ago sociologist were predicting we would soon have more leisure time than we’d know what to do with. Testimony before a Senate subcommittee in 1967 maintained that by 1985 people would be working just 22 hours a week. There were good reasons for those confident predictions. Computers were crunching through month-long tasks in fractions of a ...
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In 1943, Japanese occupation forces ordered hundreds of American and European “enemy nationals” to an internment camp in China’s Shantung Province. They had to endure months of boredom, frustration, overcrowding, and fear. Personalities clashed, tempers flared. The two groups thrown into sharpest relief were the businessmen and the missionaries—they held each other in strictest contempt. Petty squabbles multiplied. But one ...
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Anatoli Levitin, a Russian writer and historian, spent years in the Siberian Gulag where petitions to God must have seemed frozen to the ground. But he came back quite spiritually fit. “The greatest miracle of all is prayer,” he wrote. “I have only to turn mentally to God and at once I feel a force that pours into me from ...
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There were no fingerprints. No weapon was ever discovered. No one saw the murderer enter the office of psychologist Michael Phillips. No one even heard the shots ring out. But Dr. Phillips was found sprawled behind his desk. Five bullets had pierced his vested suit. It seemed the perfect crime. Detectives at first could find no clues. But then they ...
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When a Scottish lad named Peter Marshall got lost in a moor near Bamburg on an inky black night, God called him by name: “Peter!”  When the heavenly voice called out again, Peter stopped in his tracks, looked down, and discovered he was a step away from plunging into an abandoned limestone quarry. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could ...
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In 1929 Frank Morris boarded a ship bound for Switzerland. He’d looked forward to this voyage for some time. But it turned into a humiliating experience. A steward put in charge  of his care locked Frank in his cabin each night. After a quick breakfast Frank could exercise a bit, but felt foolish being led around the deck, like an ...
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In 1978 a miracle drug was discovered which doubled the human life span. In 1980 the internal combustion engine was outlawed in all major U.S. cities. In 1981 Montana became America’s first  penal state. All criminals given prison sentences were sent there. Between February and May of 1983 all the women in St. Louis lost their hair. Did you miss ...
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When Marco Polo returned to his home town of Venice after many years in the Orient, his friends thought his long journeys had driven him mad. He had such incredible tales to tell. Marco had travelled to a city full of sliver and gold. He’d seen black stones that burned, but no one had ever heard of coal. He’d seen ...
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After years of mistreatment, Armando Valladares was an emaciated, crippled shadow of his former self. He was serving  a 30-year sentence in one of Castro’s prisons for the crime of praying in a church on Christmas Day. Prison officials starved, tortured and humiliated the man, but he refused  to give up his faith. Something kept him going: a promise he’d ...
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Drs. Patricia and David Mrazek saw a great deal of heartbreak in their work. As pediatric specialists  at the National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine, they dealt with many suffering children. But they were struck by the fact that some kids bounced back from disaster while others were crushed by it. Why? Why, for example, does one slum ...
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  Letters like this, from one of our students, can really make your day: You’ve done the most fantastic job with people I would have written off as faithless losers (including myself). You  helped one friend find the way out of drugs; you helped another friends find her way out of her seemingly useless existence (she was a self-made atheist and ...
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They found his skeleton beside a makeshift shelter on a desolate island in the mid-Atlantic. The anonymous seaman kept a journal which detailed his four-month ordeal. He’d kept a journal which detailed his four-month ordeal. He’d been set ashore on Ascension Island by the Dutch fleet in 1725 for some unmentioned crime. Soon he was reduced to drinking the blood ...
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  After a minister had spoken on the subject, "Why I Believe in Jesus," a well-dressed young man paid him a visit in his study and remarked, "Your talk tonight was interesting, but everything you said about Jesus Christ came out of your Bible.  Tell me, if Jesus ever lived on this earth, why doesn't history tell about Him?" "That's a ...
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Some mornings, the world seems a paradise. You wake up, take a deep breath by the window, and look out on golden sunshine spreading color on the trees, leaf by leaf. Some moments make life seem so precious: the face of a beloved friend as you say good-bye, a sublime piece of music that perfectly matches your mood, the unexpected ...
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  Don Richardson walked into the tropical forests of Irian Jaya in 1962 because he thought he could make a difference among a native tribe called the Sawi with just one book, the Bible, and one story, the story of Jesus. The Sawi were in danger of extinction. Villages forced closer together by land development were involved in constant skirmishes. Captives ...
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Jim once asked an atheist if he had ever wrestled, even for a few moments, with the thought that maybe God does exist. "Absolutely!" the atheist said, to Jim's surprise. "Years ago when our first child was born I almost became a believer in God. "As I looked down at that miniature-but-perfect little human being in the crib, as I ...
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1. Which Religion Saves? Ramon Umashankar was born a Brahmin. His elders taught him at an early age that he was a god, and that to realize his divinity he must practice yoga and meditation. But as a teenager, Ramon began to wonder if He could really find God through the various idols worshipped in Hindu temples. Later Ramon moved to the ...
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1. The Church Established By Jesus The life and teachings of Jesus established unity of belief and close fellowship in the apostolic church that He founded. Apostolic Christians knew who they were and lived out their faith confidently. They formed an intimate relationship with the risen Christ. Paul pictured that close bond as a marriage relationship: "I promised you to one husband, ...
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1. Facing Death Unafraid All of us at certain moments, perhaps right after the passing of a friend or loved one, have felt that emptiness in the pit of our stomachs, that lonely feeling that sweeps over us, as we catch a glimpse of the end of life. But fortunately, part of Christ's mission on earth was to "free those who ...
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1. Final Heartbreak of Jesus For 6,000 years God has been pleading with men and women to turn toward him and be rescued from sin. The prophet Ezekiel conveys a typical appeal: "As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn from their ways and live."-Ezekiel 33:11 ...
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