Beyond Today Magazine

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!

The Lamb Foreordained Before the Foundation of the World

Holiday traditions are popular and attractive, but they fail to deliver on the essential desires of the heart. How can these be found? Only in truth, through the Lamb who was slain, Jesus Christ.

Christ the True Passover Lamb

The Bible often refers to Jesus Christ as “the Lamb of God” and “our Passover.” What does this mean? What are we to learn from it, and how should it affect our lives?

The Greatest Sacrifice

Every year at this time, the biblical Passover commemoration reminds us of what Jesus Christ gave up for us.

Follow Me: Taking Hold of the Divine Nature

When we draw on God’s nature placed within us, we will continue to grow in the development of His wonderful attributes.

He Got on the Boat Anyway

Life is all about choices. When the chips are down and the stakes are high, what choices will we make?

That You Love One Another

John 13 records some of the final lessons Jesus gave His disciples the evening before His death. What did these actions mean to them? And what should they mean to all His followers?

What’s Ahead for Israel?

Even as the intractable Palestinian-Israeli conflict continues amid relentless calls for peace negotiations, the Bible reveals that a major military peril will come from an unlikely source. What does the future hold for Israel, and how will peace in the region finally be achieved?

The Ancient Brits Leave Modern Europe

The shock waves have died down, but the effects will continue. The British people voted to leave the European Union, and it came as a great surprise to many, including even the British government under then-Prime Minister David Cameron. But the roots of this decision actually go back centuries.

Is a British Exit from the European Union Required to Fulfill Bible Prophecy?

While it appears that Brexit will proceed, we should realize that it’s not a foregone conclusion that Britain will actually exit the European Union. And even if it does, it may still be significantly entangled and subject to EU rules.

Why Brexit Matters for Europe and for You

Britain’s vote to leave the European Union shocked the nation’s and the continent’s political elites. What’s behind it? And what does it mean for Britain and Europe as a whole?

Good Friday—Easter Sunday: It Just Doesn’t Add Up!

Jesus Christ said He would be entombed for three days and three nights. Can this be reconciled with a late “Good Friday” crucifixion and burial and an early “Easter Sunday” resurrection?

God’s Blueprint of Salvation Revealed

God designed seven distinct annual festivals that together portray a system of salvation for all humankind. This amazing knowledge can change your life now and forever.

Putin and Russia’s Push for Power

What’s going on in Russia under the leadership of President Vladimir Putin?

Letters From Our Readers: March/April 2017

Readers of Beyond Today magazine share their thoughts in the March/April 2017 issue.

Current Events & Trends: Britain's EU Exit Expected to Proceed, but It May Be a Long Slog

In a June 2016 referendum, 52 percent of the British people voted for Brexit—Britain’s exit from the European Union—leading to the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron, an advocate of Britain staying in the EU. Incoming Prime Minister Theresa May wanted to move ahead with triggering Article 50 of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty to begin a two-year negotiated departure, but Britain’s supreme court ruled in January 2017 that this had to be approved by Britain’s parliament.

Current Events & Trends: Combatting "Fake News"—Do You Have a Part?

Early last year the term “fake news” wasn’t a part of our vocabulary. Sure, there were satirical news and websites that had obvious fake news, but it was for fun and entertainment. Then this new idea of fake news spread across Facebook and other social networks. A good portion of this fake news was shared as legitimate. Some say that this helped Donald Trump win the presidential election in the United States, although that’s probably not the case.

Current Events & Trends: Tensions Between West and China Continue to Grow

While in the United States most media attention is on various domestic political skirmishes like the immigration issue, abortion and presidential executive orders, the international scene is also alight with controversies and political maneuvering. Of perhaps prime importance from an international relations perspective is an emboldened China and the antagonism between the West and the giant of the East.

Current Events & Trends: Two Marches Underscore America's Culture War over Abortion

Over the course of a week, two significant marches hit the streets of Washington, D.C.—the Women’s March on Jan. 21 and the annual March for Life on Jan. 27. Each march attracted hundreds of thousands of demonstrators, and each attempted to promote public awareness of their cause as each claimed social justice as its main goal.

A Little Child’s Prayers Matters to God

God wants a relationship with your child, so teach them to pray.

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