Forerunner: Preparing Christians for the Kingdom of God

Parables and a Pearl (December 1996)

December 1996
Volume 5, Number 11

Parables are a powerful teaching tool, and the Parable of the Pearl of Great Price is no exception. Though only two verses in length, it describes God's total commitment and love toward His church. This uncommon interpretation of this parable gives us greater insight into the character of our Godand the value He places on us. (PhotoDisc)

Personal from John W. Ritenbaugh
Parables and a Pearl

What is a parable? How are we to understand them? John Ritenbaugh uses the Parable of the Pearl of Great Price to explain how they apply to the church.

Prophecy Watch
Are These the Last Days? (Part 2)

by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

A main sign of the end may be the behaviors and attitudes of Generation X. Richard Ritenbaugh analyses his own generation in relation to Paul's description of the last days in II Timothy 3.

by John O. Reid (1930-2016)

Following our too frequent mess-ups in life, forgiveness is so refreshing! John Reid examines forgiveness, highlighting how necessary it is for us to forgive others.


by Staff

News, current events and social trends shedding light on Bible prophecy for December 1996.

Bible Study
Pagan Holidays

by Martin G. Collins

Though the holidays of this world in some ways counterfeit God's holy days, it is obvious that they are very different. God's Word shows that we should not be involved in them!