WADSWORTH, Ohio, April 29, 2014 âThe Real Truthâ˘, a 10-issue-per-year publication distributed free of charge around the world, has published its April 2014 issue.
âAmerica and Russia: Another Cold War?â (p. 8)
Russia and the United States continue to be at odds on nearly every international issue, hearkening back to the Soviet era. Current events seem to support that the two could once again be moving toward another Cold WarâRussian troops invading Ukraine, Moscowâs support of Bashir al-Assad in Syriaâs civil war and Iranâs nuclear program, a Russian warship docking in Havana. Where is it all leading?
âThe New Wild WestâMexicoâs Escalating Drug Warâ (p. 16)
Daily life in Mexico in 2014 is reminiscent of an old American Western film. Because of the rampant lawlessness and the governmentâs inability to meet the publicâs desire for a lasting solution, the nationâs drug war is being fought by a new forceâvigilantes. What could this mean for the country as a whole?
âWhat the Privacy Debate Reveals About Usâ (p. 13)
Everyone wants privacy. Individuals, especially in Western societies, expect and feel they deserve a certain level of confidentiality. As far as they are concerned, the right to disclose information, including aspects of their lives, should be up to them. The desire for protection, however, and the ability to move about freely and safely in public is also a powerful motivator. While these two goals are often at opposite ends of the spectrum, we can learn much from the struggle between them.
âScotlandâs Independent Streakâ (p. 4)
On September 18, voters will head to the polls for a referendum to decide if the country should continue as a member of the United Kingdom. Scotland perceives that it is getting the short shrift from the UK, where resources are heavily weighted toward greater London. As a result, many are starting to conclude, âWeâd be better off on our own.â
âScience Confirms the âGiveâ Way of Life!â (p. 20)
Researchers have discovered what compels us to give. A study by Jordan Grafman, director of brain injury research at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, found that different areas of the brain light up when people give, including the region that releases the pleasure chemical dopamine. New brain-scanning technology reveals that human beings are designed to enjoy helping othersâa fact that runs contrary to evolutionistsâ survival-of-the-fittest theory. In fact, giving is actually in our DNA.
âWhen Is a Christian âBorn Againâ?â (p. 1)
Most professing Christians have been taught that being âborn againâ occurs in this life, upon âreceiving Jesus.â But this is NOT what the Bible teaches. âBorn againâ has nothing whatsoever to do with âprofessing Jesusââor âjust believing in your heartââor âgiving your heart to the Lordââor any so-called religious experience. This does not happen at conversionâbut rather, the Bible teaches that rebirth comes long after this initial step in a new Christianâs life. What does the Bible teach about this subject? And what did Jesus really say about it?
âReport: Almost Half of Americans Live Paycheck to Paycheckâ (p. 32)
A large segment of the American public lives with little or no savings, according to a report by the Corporation for Enterprise Development. The findings have raised concerns about the nationâs future fiscal condition as poor domestic spending habits could put large numbers of United States households in precarious financial positions.
âWHO Warns of Global Cancer Upsurgeâ (p. 33)
The World Health Organization (WHO) predicts up to a 70 percent increase in different types of cancer cases across the world within the next 20 years, according to World Cancer Report 2014, a publication released by the WHOâs International Agency for Research on Cancer.
âBelgium Legalizes Euthanasia for Childrenâ (p. 33)
Belgium is the first country to allow euthanasia for patients of any age. In February, the Chamber of Representatives voted 86 to 44 to allow children who are terminally ill and suffering great pain the choice of being put to death.
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