Forerunner: Preparing Christians for the Kingdom of God

April 1997
Volume 6, Number 4

What lies ahead for the modern nations of Israel? Unfortunately, these nations must first endure the terrible horros of "the time of Jacob's Trouble" before they experience the peace, security and prosperity that God promises them in the Millennium. Can they avoid the purging fires of the Great Tribulation? Yes, if they repent and turn back to the God of their fathers! Will they? Sadly, probably not!  (Corel and Parsons Technology Photos)

Personal from John W. Ritenbaugh
The Fourth Commandment (Part One) (1997)

The fourth commandment is the one that most people think is least important, but in reality it may be one of the most important! John Ritenbaugh explains the Sabbath commandment and its vital teaching.

Ready Answer
Why Did Jesus Have to Die by Crucifixion?

by Staff

Crucifixion is man's most cruel, inhumane form of capital punishment. Why did our Savior need to die this way? What does it teach us? This article also includes an inset, "Was Jesus Stabbed Before or After He Died?"

Prophecy Watch

by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

What is in store for the nations of Israel? Is their future promising or bleak—or both? This article concludes a three-part series on the people of Israel.

Contend Earnestly

by John O. Reid (1930-2016)

All the signs point to Christ's imminent return, yet the Bible warns us not to let down! John Reid, using Hebrews 10, exhorts us to strive zealously to please God and finish our course!


by Staff

News, current events and trends in the perspective of biblical prophecy for April 1997.

Bible Study
The Third Commandment

by Martin G. Collins

The third commandment, contemplating God's name, may be the most misunderstood of all. This commandment covers the quality of our worship.

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