Forerunner: Preparing Christians for the Kingdom of God

August 1999
Volume 8, Number 8

Only five months remain until the year 2000. Are you prepared for this fixed date? More importantly, are you prepared for Christ's return? Though we do not know the day or the hour, it too, is unalterable and coming soon!  (Corbis Images)

Personal from John W. Ritenbaugh
The Beatitudes, Part 8:
Blessed Are the Persecuted

Persecution is not a subject we normally like to think about, but it is a fact of life for a Christian. John Ritenbaugh explains why Jesus says we are blessed if we are persecuted for righteousness' sake.

Ready Answer
The Voice of God

by Staff

Would it not be wonderful to hear God's voice? Has anyone ever heard God's voice? Indeed, we should be hearing God's voice even now—and responding!

Prophecy Watch

by Staff

Y2k has become a major topic all around the world, but it may just be a distraction. An explanation of where our true preparations should be focused: on God's Kingdom!

Elisha and the Shunammite Woman, Part I:
Reviving God's Children

by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Some Old Testament stories read like parables, and Elisha's miracles in II Kings 4 are good examples of this. Richard Ritenbaugh draws parallels between modern church history and the second of these miracles.


by Staff

Current news, events and trends through the lens of Bible prophecy for August 1999.

Bible Study
The Seven Churches

by Staff

The seven churches of Revelation 2-3 have intrigued Bible students for centuries. Where they simply seven churches in Asia, or do they have more immediate relevance to us today?

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