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Did Jesus Christ Really Exist?

Did Jesus Christ Really Exist?
BEYOND TODAY magazine

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.

Heaven & Hell

Heaven & Hell

Vast numbers of the world's population down through the ages have never had the opportunity to genuinely repent and accept Christ simply because of where they live. Would it be just and right for God to subject them to the same punishment He will give to those who reject Him and make themselves His enemies?

Join us on a journey through the pages of history and your Bible.

How Christian Is Easter?

How Christian Is Easter?
THE GOOD NEWS Magazine

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?

How to Understand the Bible

How to Understand the Bible

The Bible is the world's best selling book...yet, in spite of the Bible's popularity, it has also been described as the world's most misunderstood book. Have you been one of those who have found the Bible difficult to comprehend? Do you wish you knew how to better apply its timeless principles, how to use it to build a right relationship with its author, your Creator? This eye-opening booklet will examine seven keys that will help open up this Book of books to your understanding.

Is There Hope for Human Survival?

Is There Hope for Human Survival?
Lesson 5

The world changed forever in 1945. That year, with the detonations of atomic bombs over Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, man for the first time demonstrated the frightening potential to destroy all human life. Since then our weapons have grown far more powerful and threatening. As we will see in this lesson, many of these threats to human survival play prominent roles in prophecies in the Bible.

Is There Really a Devil?

Is There Really a Devil?

The Bible reveals much about an unseen power that works behind the scenes, shaping our world to its will and agenda. Are you being taken in?
In this booklet you will discover the real source behind so many of the world's problems. Learn about the being who is determined to bend your thinking to his own. — "My kingdom is not of this world" (John 18:36).

The Church Jesus Built

The Church Jesus Built

". . . I write so that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in . . . the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth" (1 Timothy 3:15). In this booklet we examine the fruits Jesus and His apostles said would identify His Church. We look at the contrasting fruits that identify those who are influenced by a different spirit and preach a different gospel. We will learn, not from human tradition or opinion but directly from God's Word, how we can distinguish "the church of the living God" (1 Timothy 3:15) from those who follow "false prophets" in sheep's clothing.

The Gospel of the Kingdom

The Gospel of the Kingdom
Bible Study Guide

"Jesus came to Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, and saying, 'The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel'" (Mark 1:14, 15). "The gospel of the Kingdom of God" is the message Jesus Christ instructs His followers to believe. This booklet will help you understand and believe this wonderful good news Jesus Christ announced to humanity!

The New Covenant -- Does It Abolish God's Law?

The New Covenant -- Does It Abolish God's Law?

"This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the Lord: I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds"  (Hebrews 10:16, New Revised Standard Version).

Does the New Covenant negate Old Testament law and do away with God's direction to obey His Ten Commandments and other laws? The belief that it does has long been a popular teaching in traditional Christianity. We'll thoroughly examine this question in this booklet.

The Road to Eternal Life

The Road to Eternal Life

What is the purpose of human life? Are we here for a reason? Does the Bible provide answers for these questions? What does the Bible mean when it talks about repentance and conversion? Inside this booklet you will find the answers to these questions.
"...Broad is the road that leads to destruction...and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it" (Matthew 7:13, 14, New International Version).

The Word of God - The Foundation of Knowledge

The Word of God - The Foundation of Knowledge
Lesson 2

Despite living in perhaps the wealthiest society of all time, people in our Western world still search for meaning for their lives. The explosion in information is promoted as the answer to our spiritual wanderings. But is secular information the same as the true knowledge of God? This lesson discusses the unique understanding that can only be found in the Bible. It shows how God inspired the various books by different authors, and how to understand the various types of literature found in the Bible. Most importantly, it teaches how to apply its practical truths in our personal lives.

Tools for Spiritual Growth

Tools for Spiritual Growth

Are you desiring a closer relationship with God? If so, where do you start? What tools can you use to grow spiritually and build that all-important relationship with your Creator? This important study aid will set you on the right path. Read and begin implementing these important elements today!

What Happens After Death?

What Happens After Death?

Immortal Souls and Eternal Life? Heaven and Hell? Reincarnation? Resurrections? What about reported life-after-death experiences? These ideas can't all be right! Don't miss this opportunity to find out more about this important subject!

What Is Real Leadership?

What Is Real Leadership?
BEYOND TODAY magazine

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!

What is Your Destiny?

What is Your Destiny?

Why do you exist? What is your destiny? Is there a reason, a purpose, for human life? These questions have baffled the greatest thinkers and philosophers down through the ages.

What's Ahead for America?

What's Ahead for America?
BEYOND TODAY magazine

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.

Why Did God Create Mankind?

Why Did God Create Mankind?
Lesson 3

Various theories exist about how humans came into existence and about the purpose, if any, for human life. Is there a reason for us being on earth? Or, as evolution would like us to believe, did we come into existence by pure coincidence? If that were the case, we might as well eat and drink for tomorrow we die. This lesson shows from the Bible the fantastic potential we have from God-not only now, but for all eternity.

Why Does God Allow Suffering?

Why Does God Allow Suffering?

Suffering. It's not a pleasant subject to discuss, but a necessary one. Suffering plagues our world. In its many forms it affects us physically, psychologically and emotionally. This featured booklet will help you understand how suffering began, how it will end—and why it continues.

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Online Bible Commentary

Increase your Bible knowledge with our online Bible Commentary. Designed to help you organise your personal study of the Old Testament, each chapter is considered in its historical and textual context to bring out the purpose and meaning of the inspired Word of God. Bible CommentaryUnderstand the Bible like never before, and enrich your Daily Bible Reading program!

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'Beyond Today' magazine

Beyond Today is a bi-monthly Christian magazine, made available absolutely free upon request, or online. Subscribe now.

The magazine is the print companion to the Beyond Today television program.

Subscribe today, and be informed about what the Bible says about life in the 21st Century.

'Beyond Today' TV

Beyond Today is the official television program of the United Church of God, An International Association. The program airs each Sunday morning at 7:30am on 9GEM TV throughout Australia.

Beyond Today episodes are also available for viewing online here.

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The United Church of God encourages loving and faithful obedience to the Creator God our Father, with the hope and promise of Salvation made possible through Jesus Christ. We learn about God and His desire for mankind though the revelation of His Law and the rest of inspired Scripture, as taught and interpretted by Jesus. We teach love toward our fellowman without regard to race or creed.

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