In the Beginning

Pictures of the Kingdom Those who understand God’s Divine Plan have a great advantage. They are blessed to have a better understanding of the true character of God and of our Lord Jesus, and what we should be doing to serve them. This is no small blessing, for they have often been misrepresented. Believers in God’s plan have been given a wonderful hope for the future. “As it is written, eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the []

Preparations for Eternal Life

A Grand Opportunity “LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear” (Psalms 10:17). by Tom Ruggirello In the Garden of Eden, the human family had not yet been prepared for eternal life. Though created in beautiful perfection, our first parents lacked much in understanding and wisdom. To fail such a simple test (Genesis 2:17) also indicated a lack of trust in the great Creator. Knowing there was much to []

Joseph’s Work of Blessing

A Picture of Blessings to Come “Therefore, the LORD longs to be gracious to you. And therefore, He waits on high to have compassion on you. For the LORD is a God of justice; How blessed are all those who long for Him” (Isaiah 30:18 NAS). Bible Students have long believed that the experiences in Joseph’s life picture similar experiences in the life of our Lord Jesus. How beautiful that God would reveal His magnificent plan of salvation using many individuals and []

Today In Prophecy

The Rise of Negationism “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness” (Romans 1:18 NAS). Negationism first appeared in the 1987 book by French historian Henry Rousso, The Vichy Syndrome. Rousso differentiated between legitimate historical revisionism in Holocaust studies and politically-motivated denial of the Holocaust, which he termed négationnisme (negationism). It has since come to represent the denial of historic crimes. Elements of negationism include Deception, falsifying information []

News and Views

Religious Churches in Kansas, California, Maryland, Illinois, Virginia, Texas and elsewhere have been donating to RIP Medical Debt, a nonprofit organization based in Rye, New York, that arranges payoff of medical debt, which contributes to two-thirds of bankruptcies, according to the American Journal of Public Health. When a person can’t pay a bill, that debt is often packaged with other people’s debt and sold to bill collectors for some fraction of the total amount of the bill. RIP Medical Debt buys debt []