November/December 2010

Messianic Prophecy and the Pseudo Messiahs

How Messianic prophecy points to Jesus and a look at some false messiahs


Throughout history, many Messianic wannabes have falsely claimed to be the Christ. This issue reveals how only one person, Jesus of Nazareth, fulfills the biblical criteria for the Messiah, and it explores the false Messiah figures throughout the ages. It also includes a helpful lesson on how to discern truth from error.

Features

Hope We Can Believe In

Are you worried about the future? Politicians tell us “change” is what we need. But God knows what we need, and He delivered it around 2,000 years ago.

The Greatest Mystery of All

Consciousness, black holes, “rare antimatter.” These are considered some of the world’s greatest mysteries. But one mystery surpasses them all.

The Peace Only Jesus Brings

Inner peace, outer peace. Peace in this world, peace in the next. Everyone talks about it, but few understand what true peace is all about—and how Jesus will change the world.

Messianic Wannabes

So many people have claimed to be Christ who returned to Earth. But a brief look at their lives and ministries tells a different story.

The One Deuteronomy 18:15–22

Jewish people have been looking for the promised Redeemer since the days of Moses. Who is He, and what should they look for? The Scriptures reveal all.

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No One To Talk To?

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A More Perfect Union Nov/Dec 2010

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They Cry in Silence Nov/Dec 2010

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The Messiah of Daniel 9

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Tampering With Freedom of Religion

President Ronald Reagan often called the White House a “bully pulpit,” meaning its power and prestige gave the president of the United States the ability to speak out on issues and influence...

Tsedek and Mishpat: The Perfect Rightness of God

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Jewish Pseudo Messiahs

History is filled with people who envisioned themselves to be greater than they really were. Here are a number of Jewish men who either saw themselves as God’s promised Redeemer...

What Christmas Is Really About

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A Lifestyle of Faith Hebrews 10:19–25

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The Love of God

The primary Hebrew word for “love” in the Old Testament is ahabh. Together with its derivatives, it is used to express different types of human affection within various relationships, such as husband-wife...

Israel in the News Nov/Dec 2010

Journalist Mitchell Prothero said Hamas is confiscating humanitarian goods donated by the international community and forcing Gaza Arabs to pay for them. Prothero spoke to a commander of Islamic Jihad...

Zvi Nov/Dec 2010

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Daily News from Israel

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