Forerunner: Preparing Christians for the Kingdom of God

The Innumerable Multitude (August 1998)

August 1998
Volume 7, Number 8

The apostle John saw a vast crowd of people standing before God's throne. These people—a different group from the 144,000, God's firstfruits—are of every nationality and language. Who makes up this "innumerable multitude"?  (PhotoDisc Photo)

Personal from John W. Ritenbaugh
The Fruit of the Spirit:

Commonly, goodness is a nebulous concept, used to describe everything from a tasty confection to God's sublime character. However, it is God's character that defines what goodness is! John Ritenbaugh explains this enigmatic trait of God's Spirit.

Ready Answer
Confessions of a Finger-Pointer

by Staff

During times of unrest and confusion, it is easy to blame others for our problems. Yet finger-pointing is contrary to everything God teaches, as it shows a self-exalting, judgmental attitude. Now is the time to break this ingrained habit!

Prophecy Watch
The Innumerable Multitude

by Staff

Following the 144,000, Revelation 7 reveals another group known as the innumerable multitude. Who comprises this vast group of people? When do they appear? This article gives the Bible's interpretation of this often-misunderstood prophecy.

Godly Tact and Diplomacy
by David F. Maas

Humans, by nature, are very adept at causing offense. As Christians, we must be learning the fine art of tact and diplomacy that works toward reconciliation and unity among the brethren. David Maas gives key points on how to take on these godly traits.


by Staff

News, events and trends in the light of Bible prophecy for August 1998.

Bible Study

by Martin G. Collins

Pertinent scriptures and comments on the seventh fruit of the Spirit, faithfulness.