EU Leaders Hold Historic Meeting With the Pope

Bible prophecy is marching on right before our very eyes!

The other day (Saturday), 27 leaders of the European Union (EU) gathered in Rome to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome, creating the European Economic Community (EEC) — the precursor of the EU — and the European Atomic Energy Community (EURATOM).

On the eve of this summit, the EU leaders had an audience with the Pope to seek his blessing as they planned to issue and sign a declaration on the future of the EU. Pope Francis preached on the need for a strong vision and solidarity.

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What Does the Bible Say About Sex Before Marriage?

Is it OK to have sex before marriage? What if you really, really love the person?

Teens and young adults are torn between strong arguments for it or against it.

Many years ago, when I was beginning to form and solidify my own beliefs and convictions about this subject, I stumbled upon the book Sex, Love, or Infatuation: How Can I Really Know? written by Dr. Ray E. Short, then professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Wisconsin in Platteville.

Dr. Short was a speaker who was popular to college students and school assemblies. Although it was originally published in the 1960s and updated in August 1990 (with over 300,000 copies in print), I think you would still find the book enlightening and encouraging.

He titled chapter 10: “To Be or Not to Be — A Virgin.” According to Dr. Short, science had established 11 factsbacked up by solid research — regarding the probable effect of premarital sex on your future marriage.

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What Is God’s Plan for Mankind?

Does God care about you?

Yes, I mean you personally — the one reading this article.

Does He care about your family, your friends, and your loved ones?

How about those who are not Christians and have no desire to be Christians? How about them? Will God simply toss them into an ever-burning hell to be punished and tortured forever — like what most preachers today teach?

How about those people who lived before Bibles were printed? How about those who lived before Jesus was born? How about those who lived in countries where it was or is illegal to preach and believe Christianity? Are the babies born there condemned to an eternity in hell — through no fault of their own?

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What Is the Kingdom of God?

I have good news for you.

Our world’s biggest problems will be solved!

Evil and suffering. Conflict and wars. Global poverty. Corruption in government. Crime and terrorism. Lack of education. Political instability. Food and water shortages. Climate change and destruction of natural resources.

The list goes on.

We have learned that the true gospel Jesus brought from God the Father was the good news of the Kingdom of God. But just what is the Kingdom of God?

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What Is the Meaning of Life?

Just what is the meaning of life? Why are we here? Over 2,000 years ago, Jesus Christ came with a message, the good news of the Kingdom of God. This message, when properly understood, reveals the purpose of life.

The destiny of every man, woman and child is to become the literal children of God, divine members of His immortal spirit family.

That’s our purpose here on this planet. That’s why you and I are here—why we were born!

We did not evolve from apes or lower life forms. We were planned, fashioned, and intricately designed by an all-intelligent, all-powerful, and an all-loving Creator God.

Our mortal life of about 70+ years is but a preparation for everlasting life in the Kingdom of God.

Here are 12 amazing truths about the meaning of life. They reveal the real purpose of your life.

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What Is the True Gospel?

Since when did the death of a good person become good news? Think about it.

Since when did the brutal murder of an innocent man become a reason for celebration? (Could a sadistic, evil influence be behind this?)

Yet, it is almost universally believed and taught that Jesus Christ’s death for your sins and mine is at the heart and core of the gospel. Is this biblical?

Is it possible that we have also been deceived about the real gospel message?

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What Does the Bible Say About Same-Sex Marriage?

Is same-sex marriage permissible to God, if two people “love” each other?

For thousands of years, there has hardly been a debate on what constitutes a marriage. As time went on, however, this traditional definition (of marriage exclusively between a man and a woman) has been increasingly challenged.

On June 26, 2015, in a 5-to-4 vote ruling on the Obergefell v. Hodges case, the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states. President Barack Obama praised the decision, calling it “a victory for America.”

But is it really a victory? What does the Bible say about same-sex marriage?

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