Forerunner: Preparing Christians for the Kingdom of God

The Harvest of Firstfruits (May 1996)

May 1996
Volume 5, Number 5

The late spring holy day of Pentecost falls at the end of the early harvest of grains like wheat. This festival depicts the spiritual harvest of the firstfruits of the children of God! It also commemorates the founding of the church in AD 31 when God sent His Holy Spirit to Christ's disciples in Jerusalem.  (Proclaim Communications)

Personal from John W. Ritenbaugh
All in All

Have you ever wondered what "all in all" means in relation to God and Christ? John Ritenbaugh explains how this term has great significance to us today!

Ready Answer
Common Tithing Questions

by Staff

The doctrine of tithing often raises specific questions regarding how many there are, who they go to and whether they are strictly on agriculture. This article gives the answers.

Prophecy Watch
The Woman Atop the Beast (Part 1)

by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Revelation 17 depicts a fallen woman astride a beast, drunk with the blood of God's saints. Whom does this image represent? "Christian" history makes the answer plain!

The Cross:
Christian Banner or Pagan Relic?

by Earl L. Henn (1934-1997)

Is it alright to wear a crucifix? Earl Henn reveals the origins of the cross and shows why it is NOT a Christian symbol!

Should We Obey the Laws of Our Government?
by John O. Reid (1930-2016)

A great many Americans feel that they do not have to submit to the government. John Reid brings the Bible's viewpoint into this discusssion.


by Staff

News, events and trends in light of Bible prophecy for May 1996.

Bible Study
Holy Days:

by Earl L. Henn (1934-1997)

The late spring Feast of Pentecost shows the harvest of firstfruits, God's church. It is a continual reminder of our part in God's plan!