Beyond Today

Relating the Bible to the 21st Century.

Beyond Today magazine is the biblically-based flagship publication of the United Church of God, an International Association . The magazine features a variety of articles on biblical topics, with an emphasis on the 'good news' (gospel) announcement of the Kingdom of God on earth, both now and in the future under the lead of Jesus Christ.


Following are recent issues of Beyond Today.  For earlier editions, please visit the Beyond Today website.

 

 

Current How You Can Have A Lasting Marriage

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How You Can Have A Lasting Marriage
November–December 2018

Why is marriage important? For centuries, marriage has been the bedrock of families and civilization. Now we are seeing marriage under attack from all sides. What’s behind the attack on marriage? And what can you do to strengthen your marriage and make it last? Be sure to read this issue to understand the answers!  Download this issue in PDF or read online.

The War to End All Wars

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The War to End All Wars
September-October 2018

World War I, which ended a century ago, was so brutally horrifying that it was soon called “The War to End All Wars.” Yet it was anything but. It was followed a generation later by World War II, and countless wars since then. What is the root cause of war? Can mankind ever find peace? Be sure to read this issue to understand the answers!  Download this issue in PDF or read online.

The Universe: A Cradle for Life

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The Universe: A Cradle for Life
July-August 2018

Many would have you believe that science and the Bible are inherently contradictory. But are they really? The problem is that many misinterpret what the Bible really says, and a lot of what passes for science really isn’t scientific or factual at all. Do you understand the difference? And does it really matter? Be sure to read this issue to understand the answers!

Israel at 70: The Amazing Story

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Israel at 70: The Amazing Story
May-June 2018

Israel is once again in the news as it celebrates the 70th anniversary of its founding as a modern state, as the United States prepares to move its embassy to Jerusalem, and Hamas-organized protesters in Gaza pledge to overrun the border, retake Jerusalem and drive the Jews out of the land. What’s behind the ongoing turmoil in this deeply troubled region? Does Bible prophecy give us insight and understanding? Where are events here leading? Be sure to read this issue carefully to gain the understanding you won’t find in other sources!

Empires on the Rise: What does it mean?

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Empires on the Rise: What does it mean?
March-April 2018

We are living in a world of massive change. As American power and influence rapidly recedes, previous major powers such as Russia, China, Germany, and even the Islamic and Ottoman Empires seek to regain their former might and glory. What’s behind the rise of these ancient empires? Does Bible prophecy give us understanding? What does it all mean? Be sure to read this issue carefully to better grasp where our world is heading and why!

In Our Modern World, Can We Trust the Bible?

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In Our Modern World, Can We Trust the Bible?
January-February 2018

Can we believe the Bible? With so many criticizing it for so long, is it trustworthy? What does the evidence from history, science and archaeology reveal? It’s about time you heard the truth about what the evidence really teaches us—and it’s far different from what the critics say!

100 Years of Communism: The Failed Revolution

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100 Years of Communism: The Failed Revolution
November-December 2017

A century ago the Russian revolution toppled Czar Nicholas II and led to a communist takeover of the Russian Empire. How did that revolution come about? What was it like for the people who lived under the communist system? What were the results of this misguided experiment to create a human utopia without God? And why is it so hard to create a human government that really works? Find out the answers to these questions in this issue!

Seven Prophetic End-Time Markers

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Seven Prophetic End-Time Markers
July-August 2017

In a world changing before our eyes, we’d all like to know what the future holds. How will it affect us and our loved ones? Can we know where it’s all headed? This is where Bible prophecy has a message for each and every one of us. God reveals where the world is headed—and most importantly, why. You need to understand some of the key trends revealed in Bible prophecy—trends that tell us that the time of Jesus Christ’s return and the coming Kingdom of God are drawing near! Discover some of these key trends in this issue! 

America the Great?

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America the Great?
May-June 2017

Donald Trump campaigned on a promise to “Make America Great Again.” America has been and remains great—but for how long? What factors made the nation the world’s greatest superpower? You might find the answers very surprising—because they were foretold in Bible prophecy! You need to understand what the Bible says about the rise and fall of nations—discover the answers in this issue! Download this issue in PDF. 

The Lamb Foreordained

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The Lamb Foreordained
March-April 2017

The Bible refers to Jesus Christ as the “lamb … foreordained before the foundation of the world.” But what does that mean? Why is He compared to a lamb? And what does “foreordained before the foundation of the world” mean? Foreordained to what, and when and why? The answers are crucial to your future—discover them in this issue! Download this issue in PDF.

What's Ahead for America?

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What's Ahead for America?
January-February 2017

As Donald Trump assumes the office of President of the United States, he must lead a deeply divided nation in a deeply divided world. With the nation at a crossroads, which path will it take? What are the stakes? Subscribe, read online, or download this issue in PDF.

Did Jesus Christ Really Exist?

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Did Jesus Christ Really Exist?
November-December 2016

Did Jesus Christ really exist? Are the stories written about Him in the Bible true? Much as some don’t want to hear it, the historical evidence is compelling and conclusive. And if He did exist, who was He, really? Can we believe His shocking claims about His true identity? Discover the answers in this issue—and they have huge implications for your life! Subscribe, read online, or download this issue in PDF.

What Is Real Leadership?

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What Is Real Leadership?
September-October 2016

Our world desperately needs real leadership! Why is it so hard to find? One reason is that we fail to understand what the Bible reveals is at the heart of true leadership. The time is coming when the world will experience the right kind of leadership—as exemplified by Jesus Christ Himself!

Evolution: An Article of Faith

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Evolution: An Article of Faith
July-August 2016

The fossil evidence still fails to support Darwin's theory — showing people accept Darwinian evolution more as an article of faith rather than fact.

Why Does the Middle East Matter?

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Why Does the Middle East Matter?
March-April 2016

The current U.S. presidential race offers starkly different visions for the future. On top of this, we currently see a major power vacuum developing in the world. Does Bible prophecy give us an indication as to what lies ahead? Now more than ever is the time to understand our world, and in particular why the Middle East matters to your life. The events we are seeing should motivate us to seek the true and living God. Download this issue in PDF. Individual web articles will be posted in the upcoming days.

God Is Calling You to Change Your Life

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God Is Calling You to Change Your Life
March-April 2016

Change is a major theme of the Bible. “Repent” and “repentance” are mentioned more than 60 times in the Bible. These words mean to change direction, to turn, to stop going in one direction and go in another, to change our thinking, to change our actions—in short, to change our lives. How about you?

The Handwriting on the Wall: A Warning for Today

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The Handwriting on the Wall: A Warning for Today
January-February 2016

In this issue we examine one of the Bible’s most famous prophecies and explore what ramifications it has for us today. We also take a sober look at tragic events on the world scene and discuss where God is in all of it. Finally, in the The Bible and You section, we offer help in rediscovering the first love of God’s way. Download the entire issue in PDF. The individual articles will be posted online in the upcoming days.

Kingdoms at WAR: Powers of the Unseen World

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Kingdoms at WAR: Powers of the Unseen World
November-December 2015

A shocking event from the life of the biblical prophet Daniel opens a window into a different dimension—an unseen spirit world and beings who play a hidden role in events taking place around us.

GOD's Message: The Time is NOW

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GOD's Message: The Time is NOW
September-October 2015

Nothing could be more critical for you than to understand your future! God has a message for you: The time is now to discover the answers and begin living His purpose for you.

The Coming End to War

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The Coming End to War
July-August 2015

Although our headlines are full of terror, we can be at peace and full of hope—hope in the coming Kingdom of God, which Jesus Christ will establish on earth at His return.

The Russian Bear Awakens

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The Russian Bear Awakens
May-June 2015

A personal perspective about what's going on in Russia and Ukraine and what your response should be in the light of Bible prophecy.

How Christian Is Easter?

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How Christian Is Easter?
March-April 2015

Soon up to 2 billion people will celebrate one of the world's most popular religious holidays—Easter. But curiously, the Bible nowhere promotes such an observance. Where did this day come from? How did it become so popular? And is it even Christian?

Jesus Christ in the Biblical Festivals

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Jesus Christ in the Biblical Festivals
September-October 2014

If Jesus of Nazareth is indeed the Prince of Peace, why does the world see so little of it? What part of the picture are we missing? If He truly is the Prince of Peace, how will peace come? Where is that hope in a world so devoid of hope?

The answer to these questions lies in a series of little-known festivals revealed long ago in the world's best-selling book—the Bible. God doesn't leave us in the dark about the solution to our many seemingly unsolvable problems. He has given us the key to understanding—though most have ignored or lived in ignorance of it!

100 Years After World War 1: What Have We Learned?

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100 Years After World War 1: What Have We Learned?
July-August 2014

A study of a devastating war begun a hundred years ago can be an exercise in nostalgia and academic history. Only a few people alive today can even remember this war in their earliest memories. For we who take a moment to reflect on what happened, let's be sure to take away a lesson that helps us understand our present world: History existed before our birth, it marches on now, and decisions made by people long ago and far away continue to impact our lives today.

If a Man Dies, Will He Live Again?

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If a Man Dies, Will He Live Again?
May-June 2014

It's the great question: If you die, will you live again? You need to settle the question in your mind. And you can! Learn the good news from the Bible that answers this question!

Who Was Jesus?

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Who Was Jesus?
March-April 2014

Where did Jesus Christ come from? Who was He? This is a mystery that far too few really understand. Do you? It does matter - your future and your salvation depend on it!

The Rotten Apples That Are Corrupting Society

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The Rotten Apples That Are Corrupting Society
November-December 2013

This issue highlights 5 major ideas directly related to the decline of biblical morality in our world today, and will help you identify dangerous ideas that will affect us all and take our society further from God, culminating in the return of Jesus Christ to save us from ourselves. The final outcome is certain — 'good news of the coming Kingdom of God' — but in the meantime we need to be vigilant.

5 Keys to a Happy Family

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5 Keys to a Happy Family
January-February 2014

With the advancement of technology and social media, the family unit is disconnecting and fragmenting. You can build or restore family closeness with five keys that can open rewarding doors to a happier family.

God's Purpose for Prophecy

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God's Purpose for Prophecy
September-October 2013

This issue examines how history and prophecy will have a far greater impact on us than we might realise. Do the ancient prophecies really foretell the future, and how can we know? – The answers may surprise you.

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