Forerunner: Preparing Christians for the Kingdom of God

July 1996
Volume 5, Number 7

Under the Levitical priesthood, God commanded a special offering on the Day of Atonemnet. Lots were cast over two goats to determine which goat was to be sacrificed, a type of Christ. With the sins of Israel placed on its head, the other goat, a type of Satan, was led by a "suitable man" into the wilderness. Revelation 20:1-3 shows this will happen after Christ's return.  (Corel Photo)

Personal from John W. Ritenbaugh
Pride, Humility, and the Day of Atonement

Atonement, when we are commanded to afflict our souls through fasting, is a time of self-evaluation and repentance. This is the only way to have real unity with God.

Ready Answer
Why Should Christians Refuse Jury Duty?

by Staff

For years, the church has taught that Christians should refuse jury duty. Why? What are the biblical reasons for this? This article explains why we should not judge the world at this time.

Prophecy Watch
As In the Days of Lot

by Earl L. Henn (1934-1997)

Jesus says the end times will be like the days of Lot in Sodom, meaning that rampant homosexuality is a sign of the end. Earl Henn analyzes this growing, worldwide trend.

Taking It Through the Grave

by William Gray

As Christians, we have to live life with the thought that some things will stick with us through the grave. Bill Gray explains that we will take nothing out of this life except our character.

Our Spiritual Pain

by David F. Maas

Pain is not something we normally consider positive, nor is guilt. However, David Maas argues, guilt is like pain in that it is a spiritual warning signal to change course!


by Staff

News, events and trends relating to Bible prophecy for July 1996.

Bible Study
Holy Days:

by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Atonement, a day of fasting, pictures the binding of Satan and man's resultant unity with God. This study shows why this step in God's plan is so vital!

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