Forerunner: Preparing Christians for the Kingdom of God

Blessed Are the Peacemakers (July 1999)

July 1999
Volume 8, Number 7

The dove is a universal symbol of peace, and as Christians, we are to be actively making peace in all our relationships. Peacemaking begins with our relationship with God and extends to our families and brethren.  (Corbis Images)

Personal from John W. Ritenbaugh
The Beatitudes, Part 7:
Blessed Are the Peacemakers

This world lauds warmakers, but God says that peacemakers are blessed. John Ritenbaugh explains the beatitude in Matthew 5:9.

Ready Answer
Righteousness from Inside-Out

by David F. Maas

Many people, even in the church, fail to understand the kind of righteousness God is looking for. David Maas shows that God wants it written on our hearts—not just a set of dos and don'ts or rewards and punishments.

Prophecy Watch
Animal Idolatry

by Mike Ford

Have the animal rights groups gone too far? Mike Ford argues that their movement borders on—if not transgresses—the line between concern and idolatry.

Son of Encouragement and Consolation

by Martin G. Collins

Barnabas tends to be one of the forgotten apostles. However, Martin Collins illustrates how this Christian's life can teach us important lessons.


by Staff

News, current events and trends highlighting Bible prophecy for July 1999.

Bible Study
Biblical Symbolism:
Yet More Symbols

by Staff

The Bible contains many, many symbols that refer to the church. Included in this study are the symbols of the Temple and Tabernacle, the human body and trees.