What Is Tomorrow’s World?

Tomorrow’s World

BIG NEWS of today. Inspiring prophecies of Tomorrow’s World.

For more than 20 years, Tomorrow’s World has been sharing the good news of Jesus Christ’s coming Kingdom (Matthew 24:14; Mark 16:15), and blowing a bold “warning trumpet” of God’s impending judgment, calling for repentance and spiritual change (Matthew 24:21; Isaiah 58:1; Ezekiel 33).

A Pew Research poll found that 68 percent of Americans consider education reform a major public policy priority. Increasing numbers of people are dissatisfied with secular education. Tomorrow’s World strives to provide what secular education cannot—a knowledge of the true meaning of life, the true values that lead to success in this world and for eternity, and the truths of Bible prophecy warning us of the terrible times ahead that will precede the return of Jesus Christ.

If you remember The World Tomorrow, the telecast established by the late Herbert W. Armstrong, you already know something about the heritage of Tomorrow’s World. One Tomorrow’s World telecast presenter, Evangelist Richard Ames, was a presenter on The World Tomorrow in the late 1980s and early 1990s. On Tomorrow’s World, he continues that legacy, joined by Evangelist Gerald Weston, Pastor Wallace Smith, and guest presenter Pastor Rod McNair, teaching plain truths of Scripture that are often at odds with what many mistakenly believe the Bible says. Telecast topics range from practical spiritual guidance to eye-opening explanations of Bible prophecy.

The Tomorrow’s World telecast is available online and also airs on cable, satellite, and over-the-air television stations around the world. Every week, this informative half-hour program explores the truths of Scripture and shows how they apply to our lives today. For more than 20 years, Tomorrow’s World telecast presenters have shared the truths of first-century biblical Christianity as vital for our lives today. Tomorrow’s World asks, “What Is Truth?” and urges viewers to “Act on the Truth” as it explores “The Ultimate Book of Knowledge.”

For those whose first languages are Spanish or French, Tomorrow’s World makes materials available at ElMundoDeManana.org and MondeDomain.org. In addition to translated or subtitled versions of English programs, Tomorrow’s World telecasts are produced in Spanish by Pastor Mario Hernandez, and in French by Elders Yvon Brochu and Wilner Pierre. Canadian viewers may also enjoy locally produced Tomorrow’s World telecasts presented by Evangelist Stuart Wachowicz and Elder Michael Heykoop.

At TomorrowsWorld.org, in addition to the weekly half-hour telecast, you’ll find audio resources, magazine articles, commentaries, a Bible Study Course, and many other resources to help you go deeper in learning what the Bible actually says—and how your life will change for the better not just by knowing what the Bible says, but by doing what the Bible says. A Gallup Organization poll found that 55 percent of Americans believe that religion can answer most of the world’s problems. Tomorrow’s World upholds the good news that true Christianity is the God-given Way that, if practiced, will indeed solve all problems.

Tomorrow’s World materials are produced by members of the Living Church of God, which has members on six continents and more than 350 congregations. Presiding Evangelist Gerald Weston is carrying on the leadership of the Church, following in the footsteps of his predecessor, the late Evangelist Roderick C. Meredith (1930–2017). Mr. Weston, ordained into the ministry of Jesus Christ in 1971 and ordained as an Evangelist in 2007, served as a Regional Director for the Church in Canada and Europe for several years before coming to Charlotte, North Carolina, to serve at the Church’s international Headquarters office.


You may want to join the hundreds of thousands of readers who subscribe to the full-color bimonthly Tomorrow’s World magazine, absolutely free of charge. You may also read it online and explore our library of back issues. You’ll find vital articles asking important questions such as “What Is Truth?” and “Where Is the Truth?” and urging readers to “Hold on to the Truth!

Also, be sure to check out the Tomorrow’s World YouTube channel and TW Facebook page.

The Living Church of God – Teaching the Gospel Message and Training a Future Generation

The Living Church of God

Teaching the Gospel Message and Training a Future Generation

Jesus Christ commanded His disciples: “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15). The Living Church of God strives to put this command into practice, broadcasting and publishing a variety of materials to share with the world the gospel (“good news”) of the coming Kingdom of God, and to warn the world of the coming time of tribulation that will precede His return. To carry out that command, the Church makes it a priority to:

A Pew Research poll found that while 69 percent of Americans described “family” as one of the chief sources of meaning in their lives, just 20 percent described “faith” as a major source of meaning. The Living Church of God, sponsor of the Living Education website, understands that having wisdom is better than having silver or gold (Proverbs 16:16). Church members make it their priority to seek the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness (Matthew 6:33).

Tracing its roots to the first-century Church established on Pentecost in 31AD, the Living Church of God has members on six continents, in more than 350 local congregations, who seek to put God’s Way of life into practice in their own lives, striving to live by Jesus Christ’s example.

Part of that example includes observing the same seventh-day Sabbath their Savior kept, and gathering on the annual Holy Days that He observed, and which God established for all of His “spiritual Israel”—His Church. Sermons are given in local congregations, and also made available at the Church website, on topics of Christian living, navigating the secular world around us, Church history, and Bible prophecy. For Church youth, Living Youth Program activities provide opportunities for fellowship and growth.

In these contentious times, which the Living Church of God understands are the “end-times” foretold in Scripture, Church members strive to be “ambassadors of the Kingdom of God” (2 Corinthians 5:20), reflecting in their conduct the example of their Savior, Jesus Christ. To that end, they abhor the sins of racism, intolerance, and anarchy, and reject all forms of hateful conduct, understanding that vengeance must be left to God (Romans 12:19–21), and that all human attempts at utopia will fail before Jesus Christ returns to establish the Kingdom of God.

To share these vital teachings from the Bible, the Church sponsors a weekly half-hour program, Tomorrow’s World, which airs on hundreds of satellite, cable, and over-the-air television stations around the globe. You can also view it online, at any time, at TomorrowsWorld.org. It also sends a bimonthly magazine free of charge to several hundred thousand subscribers. You can request your own free subscription or read the magazine online.


To gain a more detailed understanding of Living Church of God doctrine and practice, take a look at its Statement of Fundamental Beliefs. If you would like to talk to a Living Church of God minister, with no obligation or expectations, contact the Regional Office nearest you.

You can also check out the LCG YouTube channel and LCG Facebook page.

Student Information – 2020-21

Forum and Assembly

Fall 2019 Schedule

Thursday Assembly
Date Speaker Topic
Aug 22 W.Smith The 9 C’s of Editorial
Aug 29 No Assembly
Sept 5 D.Wakefield God’s Family Business
Sept 12 G.Weston A Meaningful Life
Sept 19 R.Ames Protocol
Sept 26 D.Winnail The War Against God
Oct 3 Cancelled
Oct 9-23 NO ASSEMBLY Fall Festival Break
Oct 24 Cancelled
Oct 31 M. Hernandez Keep Your Lamps Burning
Nov 7 P. Nathan (CofE) Africa
Nov 14 M.Desimone Digital Media/Television Overview
Nov 21 R.Ames
Nov 28 No Assembly Thanksgiving Break
Dec 5 D.Guidry
Dec 12 G.Weston


Tuesday Forum
Date Speaker Topic

Aug 20 J.McNair A Path to Success
Aug 27 S.Winnail Treasure Your Experience
Sept 3 J.Ruddlesden How to Use Credit Wisely
Sept 10 K.Frank How to Study Your Bible
Sept 17 R.McNair Goal-Setting
Sept 24 D.Hall Setting a Godly Example
Oct 1 J.McNair Boundaries in Dating
Oct 9-23 Fall Festival Break
Oct 29 R.Ames The Privileged Planet
Nov 5 D. Brinson MPD Overview
Nov 12 K. Frank Jesus and the Old Testament
Nov 19 No Forum
Nov 26 S.Winnail
Dec 3 R.Pool
Dec 10 S. Monson

Biblical Communication

OVERVIEW

Biblical Communication is a two-semester course designed to give students exposure to and experience with speaking in public – both in small groups and to larger audiences. This class will emphasize important elements of public speaking, the developing an understanding of different types of speeches and speaking formats, experience delivering speeches to an audience, as well as critical elements of interpersonal communication. The class will be a mix of lecture and practical application, as well as speech presentation and in-depth evaluation. A biblical approach to these topics will be emphasized when appropriate.

Course description

This first semester course will focus on public speaking background information, speech types, audience assessment, and speech delivery techniques.

Prerequisites and Corequisites

There are no Prerequisites or Corequisites for this course.

Course Credit

Two (2) semester hours

INSTRUCTIONAL OBJECTIVES

As a result of participating in THL 150A, students should be able to:

1. Choose suitable topics for public speaking;

2. Understand the impact of poor grammar, diction, regional colloquialisms, slang, and jargon on public speaking;

3. Develop confidence in public speaking;

4. Recognize the importance of understanding the audience when preparing and delivering public speeches;

5. Differentiate between speech delivery methods designed for different audiences;

6. Organize, develop, and support a chosen topic with appropriate sources;

7. Deliver a speech within a specified amount of time;

8. Be able to effectively assess one’s own and others’ speech delivery and effectiveness;

COURSE TOPICS

FALL SEMESTER

Introduction
Get to know your audience
Basic Speech Development
Icebreaker Speech A
Icebreaker Speech B
Learn to Listen and Analyze Your Audience
NO CLASS – Follows Feast of Trumpets
Speech 2A
NO CLASS – FOT BREAK
Speech 2B
Outlining, Editing and Using Language
Speech 3 – ALL
NO CLASS – Field Trip
Using Presentation Aids
Speech 4 – ALL
Dress for Success
Speech 5 – ALL

SPRING SEMESTER

Class Participation
Speech 1
Speech 2
Speech 3
Speech 4
Speech 5
Persuasion Lecture
Ethics Lecture
Listening Lecture
Interpersonal Communication
The Impromptu

Survey of the Bible

Introduction to Biblical Doctrine

Overview
This course will present an overview of many of the basic doctrines taught by the Living Church of God. Through review of past and present Church literature, this course will aim to give students a broad basic understanding of what the Church believes, and why it believes as it does. Upon completion of the course, a student should be able to recognize fundamental biblical doctrines, demonstrate an understanding of those doctrines’ implications for Christian belief and conduct, and show basic competence in explaining those doctrines.

Course description
This course deals with basic biblical doctrine. Topics include the Church, the Holy Bible, God, the Holy Spirit, the gospel, salvation, holy days and festivals, the law of God, the Sabbath, sin, being born again, church government, marriage, the second coming of Christ, the last judgment, and human potential. Upon completion, students should be able to state and demonstrate fundamental understanding of basic biblical doctrine.

Prerequisites and corequisites
None.

Course credit
Three (3) semester hours

Instructional Objectives
As a result of participating in THL 380, students will be able to:

  1. Describe who and what God is, and express a rationale for the personal belief that God exists.
  2. Understand and articulate God’s purpose for man – his “ultimate destiny”.
  3. Competently relate an understanding of the history of the Bible and prove its authority as the Word of God.
  4. Identify the characteristics of Godly government, in the church, the family and in the community.
  5. Relate the history of the true church of God from its inception to modern times.
  6. Describe the meaning of the annual Holy Days and how they relate to the plan of God.
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of God’s law as a framework for living.
  8. Understand basic keys to Bible prophecy and their application in Bible study.
  9. Identify the key to prophecy – and understanding of God’s work with the people of Israel.
  10. Identify the characteristics of man’s civilization and its ancient roots.
  11. Describe the True Gospel, and its meaning for mankind.
  12. Understand what it means to become modern-day ambassadors for the Kingdom of God, even as citizens in un-Godly world.

Your Instructor
Jonathan McNair is the instructor for this course. He attended Ambassador College in Pasadena from 1982 to 1987. From 1987 to 2018, he fulfilled a variety of roles in service to the Work of God, including Project Director for Ambassador Foundation in Thailand, Director of Living Youth Programs for the Living Church of God and Pastor for the Worldwide Church of God, Global Church of God and Living Church of God. In his thirty years of ministry, He pastored congregations in diverse locations, serving in Hong Kong, South Africa, the Caribbean, New York, Boston and Baton Rouge. Most recently, he served as Regional Pastor for the USA Northeast Region. In addition, he sat on the Living University Board of Regents for the past nine years.

COURSE TOPICS

FALL SEMESTER

Introduction

Unit 1: Who and What is God

  • Lesson 1 – A History of God
  • Lesson 2 – God, gods and goddesses
  • Lesson 3 – Does God Exist?
  • Lesson 4 – Who is Jesus Christ?
  • Lesson 5- The Trinity Teaching

Unit 2: God’s Purpose for Man

  • Lesson 1 – God, the Family, and Man
  • Lesson 2 – Man and the History of Immortality
  • Lesson 3 – Born Again
  • Lesson 4 – The Doctrine of the Resurrections

Unit 3: The Authority of the Bible

  • Lesson 1 – The Amazing Book
  • Lesson 2 – The Canonization of the Bible
  • Lesson 3 – The History of the Modern Bible
  • Lesson 4 – Archaeology and the Bible

Unit 4: Godly Government

  • Lesson 1 – Foundations of Government
  • Lesson 2 – The Family – The Basic Building Block
  • Lesson 3 – Government and Our Community
  • Lesson 4 – Government and the Church of God

Unit 5: The Church of God

  • Lesson 1 – Ephesus
  • Lesson 2 – Smyrna
  • Lesson 3 – Pergamos
  • Lesson 4 – Thyatira
  • Lesson 5 – Sardis
  • Lesson 6 – Philadelphia
  • Lesson 7 – Laodicea

Unit 6: God’s Sabbaths

  • Lesson 1 – The Sabbath and the Old Testament
  • Lesson 2 – The Sabbath and the New Testament
  • Lesson 3 – Pagan Holidays vs. God’s Holy Days, part 1
  • Lesson 4 – Pagan Holidays vs. God’s Holy Days, part 2
  • Lesson 5 – Hebrew Calendar/ The Holy Days and the History of the World

Conclusion

SPRING SEMESTER

Introduction

Unit 7: God’s Law – A Constitution for Man

  • Lesson 1 – Historical Perspective
  • Lesson 2 – The Framework of the Law of God
  • Lesson 3 – Women and the Law of God ( Part 1 and Part 2)
  • Lesson 4 – The Law – Old Testament to New Testament
  • Lesson 5 – Law and Grace

Unit 8: The Bible – A Book of Prophecy

  • Lesson 1 – Introduction…Themes of Prophecy
  • Lesson 2 – Duality and Foreshadowing in Prophecy
  • Lesson 3 – Symbols and Numbers in Prophecy
  • Lesson 4 – Conclusion

Unit 9: The Identity of Israel – Key to Prophecy

  • Lesson 1 – Why is the identity of Israel important? Can we know who Israel is in modern times? Weren’t the tribes of Israel assimilated into Assyria and lost to the pages of time? The first lesson will introduce our topic and focus on why this topic is important, and the promises that were made to our forefathers Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
  • Lesson 2 – Our second topic reviews how the descendants of Abraham did become a nation as promised by God. We’ll pick up the thread of the kingdom of Israel in the land of Canaan and how they were then taken into captivity by the Assyrians after a relatively short time as a kingdom.

Unit 10: The Civilization of Man

  • Lesson 1 – The first book of the Bible is called “Genesis” or “beginnings”. Not only does the book of Genesis reveal to us the beginning of God’s creation on the earth. It also reveals God’s first instructions to mankind, and man’s defiance. As we read the account of men who take to themselves to determine right and wrong, we read of the origins or root of man’s civilization. Revealed to our eyes is a key to understanding the nature of mankind’s problems. Though mankind can see “what” needs to be fixed and repaired and changed in society, we don’t know “why”. God reveals to us that all of our solutions ultimately end in failure because of our selfish, rebellious human nature. That is the “why” that is absent from mankind’s understanding.
  • Lesson 2 – The first root, man’s selfish attempts to govern himself, is driven by human nature, prodded by Satan the devil. It is a physical, earthy root. The second root of human civilization was inspired by Satan the devil and is “spiritual”. It reflected in the religious systems that have pervaded mankind’s existence. Satan and his demons have influenced, terrified, and controlled mankind’s understanding and concepts of “religion” from mankind’s earliest existence. This lesson will review Satan’s “religious” influence on mankind.

Unit 11: The Gospel

  • Lesson 1 – “The Hope of Israel”
  • Lesson 2 – “The Gospel of the Kingdom”

Unit 12: Coming out of this World

  • Lecture 1 – “Coming out of the World” – This is an introduction to the topic. Though Adam, Eve, and all mankind has been brought out of the earthly elements, becoming an amazing complexity of arms, legs, nerves an organs, we are still composed of those earthly elements. And ultimately, like a great magnet, the earth will draw us back to the ground, where we will again become dust. Our earthly bodies are subject to destruction.

A Christian Perspective on Music

Overview /Purpose of Course

To help students to recapture true values in regards to arts, and to add to a Godly foundation a liberally educated, well-rounded perspective. The focus of this class will be the relation of music to the Christian way of life through a mixture of exposure and experience.

Course Description

This is part one of two semester course, “A Christian Perspective on Music”. This course is specifically designed and intended for the Living Education-Charlotte program. Beyond general music appreciation, this course involves a multifaceted approach to examining music. Most everything we find and experience in the world is a mixture of good and evil, and music fits into that category. As Christians we must be able to apply godly principles to know what types of music are good, and which ones are not. Having a broad understanding of music, the purposes behind it, how it works, how it interacts with our bodies and minds, and how it effects our emotions, can help to give us a better perspective when applying God’s principles to using music.

Instrutional Objectives

Students will undderstand more deeply the importance and relevance of music in terms of the Bible, the individual, technology, biology, and the environment. Students will be introduced to variety of genres and styles of music, and will look at music through the lens of Biblical principles. Students will also develop a practical standard for determining personal choices in usage from a Godly foundation.

COURSE TOPICS

FALL SEMESTER

Lesson 1- Unit 1: Music and You/Introduction
Lesson 2 – Unit 1: Music and You/Defining Music and Genre
Lesson 3 – Unit 1: Music and You/Genre and Philosophy
Lesson 4 – Unit 2: Music as Innovation/Music Technology in Ancient and Historical Times
Lesson 5 – Unit 2: Music as Innovation/20th Century Music Technology
Lesson 6 – Unit 2: Music as Innovation/Music Technology Today
Lesson 7 – Unit 2: Music as Innovation/Ethics and Music Technology
Lesson 8 – Unit 3: Music as Biology/Science of Music, Physics of Sound
Lesson 9 – Unit 3: Music as Biology/Technical and Scientific Aspects of Music
Lesson 10 – Unit 3: Music as Biology/Music and the the Physical Body and Brain
Lesson 11 – Unit 3: Music as Biology/Music and the Mind, Emotions, and Preference
Lesson 12 – Unit 4: Music as Furniture/Music and Film, History of Film Music
Lesson 13 – Unit 4: Music as Furniture/Music and Emotion in Film
Lesson 14 – Unit 4: Music as Furniture/Characteristics of Emotion in Music
Lesson 15 – Unit 4: Music as Furniture/Music and Mood, Choosing the Right Music
Final