Forerunner: Preparing Christians for the Kingdom of God

Evening of an Empire (May 1999)

May 1999
Volume 8, Number 5

It was once said that "the sun never sets on the British empire," but a different kind of darkness has fallen on Britain. True to biblical prophecy, the once Great Britian is showing undeniable signs of decay. (PhotoDisc Photo)

Personal from John W. Ritenbaugh
The Beatitudes, Part 5:
Blessed Are the Merciful

Mercy is a virtue that has gone out of vogue lately, though it is much admired. Jesus, however, places it among the most vital His followers should possess. John Ritenbaugh explains this often misunderstood beatitude.

Ready Answer
Abstaining From Evil

by John O. Reid (1930-2016)

God does not just want us not to sin, He also wants us not even to appear to be doing evil. John Reid shows how Christians must guard their thoughts, words and deeds at all times.

Prophecy Watch
Like a Silly Dove

by Staff

The author comments on his impressions of Britain during a recent visit to his homeland. Ephraim, like silly dove, is indeed going down the road God predicted in the Bible.

Servant of God, Act One:
Going Around, Coming Around

by Charles Whitaker

A little-known character from the book of Jeremiah shares the stage with more well-known figures and teaches them a lesson we can learn from today.


by Staff

World news, events, and trends in relation to Bible prophecy for the month of May 1999.

Bible Study
Biblical Symbolism:
Symbols of the Church

by Staff

The church plays a major role in God's Word, so it is no wonder that the church is represented by literally dozens of symbols. These symbols, taken together, paint a very detailed picture of the future bride of Christ.