Table of Contents January/ February 2020

Volume 102, Number 1

1. In The Beginning
In an age of rampant disbelief, the Christian is aided by evidence, both for himself and for those with whom he speaks. read more

2. A World Methodically Prepared- Thus saith Jehovah that created the heavens, the God that formed the earth and made it, that established it … that formed it to be inhabited” (Isaiah 45:18 ASV. Methodical and Thorough, read more…

3. Jehovah’s Design is Not a “Lucky Fluke” -The Long Creative “Day” and the Waters, “And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day” (Genesis 1:6-8). read more…

4. Evidence for the Creation of Man -Against All Odds, and Darwinism Devolves, “God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them” (Genesis 1:27 read more…

5. The Significance of Noah’s Ark in our Daily Lives -Archaeology, and Lessons for Us, “By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith” (Hebrews 11:7). read more…

6. News and Views Current Events, There were 1.5 million Christians in Iraq before 2003, but by mid-2019 that figure had fallen to well below 150,000; by some estimates the number of Christians there may have fallen as low as 120,000 — a decline of more than 90 percent within a single generation. In Syria, the size of the Christian population has fallen by two-thirds since the country’s civil war began in 2011, when Christians still numbered more than 2 million. The 2019 edition of “Persecuted and Forgotten?”, a biennial study of the persecution of Christians around the world, warns that Christianity is disappearing from towns and cities in the faith’s ancient homeland. read more…

7. Today in Prophecy 

“The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, Because the LORD has anointed me To bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to captives And freedom to prisoners; To proclaim the favorable year of the LORD And the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who mourn” (Isaiah 61:1, 2 NAS). Revolution in Hong Kong, read more…

8. Moses and the Law

It Took Us 35 Centuries to Catch On, “The awe of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom” (Psalms 111:10 RVIC2016). Moses’ birth and upbringing in the royal family of Egypt are recorded in Exodus 2:1-10. Paul, educated by Gamaliel, says that Moses was opposed by Jannes and Jambres (Egyptian Seuserenre Khyan, reigned ca. 39 years, and Maybre Sheshi, 3 years; Greek Iannas and [Iambres] Assis), two pharaohs of the 15th Dynasty of Egypt (Hyksos). Jewish writings say the alphabet was invented by Moses. Some say it may have been even earlier, with evidence as early as the 18th year of the great Pharaoh Ammenemes III (probably Joseph’s Pharaoh, who closed the basalt quarries from his 4th to 18th year) (www.asor.org/anetoday/2017/04/ hebrew-first-alphabet). read more…

9. Jesus, The Messiah

Undeniably, Christianity has existed since the first century. Jesus’ teachings have been preserved in the New Testament and read, and followed, by hundreds of millions. In spite of this, there are those who question his existence and others who have doubts about the veracity of his teachings. These cite a lack of early historical sources as the main reason for apprehension. Beyond this, agnostics are skeptical of the New Testament text itself as a reliable narrative of history.

10. Evidence for Israel’s Diaspora and Aliyah 

The Diaspora Makes Aliyah,

“I have plucked them up, I will return and have compassion on them: and I will bring them again, every man to his heritage, and every man to his land” (Jeremiah 12:15 ASV). read more…

11. The Consummation of the Gospel Age We Live in “The Last Day,” What We Should Do About It, “They sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but the bad they cast away. So shall it be in the consummation of the age” (Matthew 13:48-49 ASV margin). read more…

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