Forerunner: Preparing Christians for the Kingdom of God

March-April 2004
Volume 13, Number 3

God promises Abraham in Genesis 22:17, "I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heaven and as the sand which is on the seashore. . . ." This promise was certainly not fulfilled to any great extent in ancient Israel. So where are the multitudes of Israel today?  (Corbis)



Personal from John W. Ritenbaugh
The Beast and Babylon (Part One)

Currently, some of the more important prophetic events we have been trained to watch for are just not happening. John Ritenbaugh explains, for instance, that Europe is not uniting as we once thought it would. How does this affect our interpretation of the prophecies?

Ready Answer
Are We Opening the Door?

by Pat Higgins

Some know that Christ is at the door, but they will not rouse themselves from their spiritual lethargy to open it. Pat Higgins explains that failing to take advantage of the spiritual opportunities and tools God has provided for us is gambling with eternal life!

Prophecy Watch
The Four Horsemen (Part One):
In the Saddle?

by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are a terrifying image of impending doom. Richard Ritenbaugh searches out the details of these fearsome, yet enigmatic figures, whose hoofbeats can already be heard on the earth!


Jesus' Final Human Thoughts (Part Two)

by Staff

What was Jesus thinking about during His last hours as a human? It seems highly unlikely that our pure and sinless Savior spent much time thinking about our sins. The gospel accounts reveal what Jesus knew about His suffering, death, and resurrection, as well as His relationship with the Father.


Searching for Israel (Part One):
The Promises to the Faithful

by Charles Whitaker

Where is Israel among modern nations? Charles Whitaker begins a twelve-part series on the identity of modern Israel, using search criteria to point to the whereabouts of the "lost tribes." The first article deals with God's promises to the patriarchs, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

WorldWatch
WorldWatch March-April 2004

by David C. Grabbe

News, events, and trends from the perspective of biblical prophecy for March-April 2004. "European Religious Revival?"; "The Vatican's Islam Dilemma"

Bible Study
Parables of Luke 15 (Part One)

by Martin G. Collins

Jesus' discourse in Luke 15 is essentially one distinct parable with three illustrations. His intention is to reveal that, as the Son of Man, He came into the world to seek and save the lost. This study analyzes what is commonly known as the Parable of the Lost Sheep.



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