A Beautiful Lie

Vol. 26 N0. 4 | May-Jun 2016

In this Issue:

  • The Other Side of Death: Are near-death experiences evidence that a conscious soul is not dependent upon a functioning brain?
  • Reincarnation Goes to Church: A growing number of Bible-toting Christians believe in reincarnation. Is this a problem?
  • My Most Difficult Decision: Baffled by our baby’s symptoms, a doctor suggested demonic harassment. How could I, a professor of evolution, ask a God I didn’t believe in for help?
  • A Beautiful Lie with Terrible Consequences: We are the most vulnerable to beautiful lies when we grieve the loss of loved ones.
  • Can the Dead Speak to Us?: The ancient practice of communing with the “dead” is alive and well in developed countries.

  • Does Purgatory Exist: Do the dead need our alms, acts of piety, or prayers to ensure their entrance to heaven?
  • Search the Word: Who spoke to Saul through the witch – the Spirit of the prophet of God, or a devil in disguise?
  • Hell and Mr. Fudge – The Story Behind the Movie: Will God keep millions of men, women, and children  alive in a place resembling a fiery furnace? I needed to know.
  • Q&A: If the dead are asleep until the resurrection, how do you explain Jesus’ promise to the thief on the cross, “Today shalt thou be with me in Paradise?”
  • From Tragedy to Triumph: The Bible reveals God’s plan to end the suffering and death that stalks our world.
  • Unmasking Satan’s Deadliest Deception: It all began when a beautiful woman believed a beautiful lie.

Articles

Q&A, Vol. 26 No. 4

Question If the dead are asleep until the resurrection, how do you explain jesus’ promise to the thief on the cross, “today shalt thou be with me in paradise?” Answer The meaning of Christ’s statement in Luke 23:43 is determined by a scriptural answer to one very...

A Beautiful Lie, Vol. 26 No. 4

With terrible consequences. By Gillian Bethel Which would be the preferred experience for people who die: to go straight to heaven and be with Jesus, or to be unconscious until the resurrection and go to heaven with Jesus then? Either way, their next conscious...

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