Forerunner: Preparing Christians for the Kingdom of God

Fooling with the Code (April 1999)

April 1999
Volume 8, Number 4

The double helix of deoxyribonucleic acid, better known as DNA, is the molecular basis of heredity. Scientists have made great strides in manipulating DNA to produce new forms of natural organisms. How close are they to creating totally new forms of life? What does God think about these "advances"?  (PhotoDisc Photo)

Personal from John W. Ritenbaugh
The Beatitudes, Part Four:
Hungering and Thirsting After Righteousness

It is quite rare to see a person who truly hungers and thirsts after God's way, but this is the kind of desire God wants us to have. John Ritenbaugh explains what Jesus means in this fourth beatitude.

Prophecy Watch
Fooling With the Code

by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Science has ventured into the field of genetics, an area traditionally considered part of God's exclusive domain as Creator. What does God think about this intrusion? Will man create life? How will God react?

Lessons From Esther:
Mordecai Never Grew Weary

by Mark Schindler

Mordecai, a Jew living in the Persia capital, faithfully guided Esther through a time of potentially great trouble. Mark Schindler uses his example to show that such character is not out of our reach!

Lessons From Esther:
Esther Sacrifices Herself

by Ronny H. Graham

Queen Esther, faced with the destruction of her people in Persia, put her life on the line. Ronny Graham describes how her example should be an inspiration to us. Also contains the inset article, God—Absent from Esther?


by Staff

News, events and trends in the light of Bible prophecy for April 1999.

Bible Study
Biblical Symbolism

by Staff

The Bible is full of symbols, allegories, parables, types and keys. What do they mean? How can we understand them, and thus understand God's Word?