In the Beginning

Harvest Considerations Jesus said, “The harvest is the consummation of the age” (Matthew 13:39 Berean iteral Bible). His explanation of the parable of the Wheat and Tares, where this phrase appears, helped us to understand that the end of the Gospel Age would involve separation and testing of true believers. Listen to Audio: In this issue, Harvest Considerations, we examine some of the scriptures and pictures especially applicable to our time — the time of the harvest. The first article, “Outlook for []

Outlook for the New Day

The Prospect “Now is our salvation nearer than when we believed” (Romans 13:11). Adapted from The Herald of Christ’s Kingdom, January 1926 Listen to Audio:  At the dawn of the New Year, we are reminded of the Apostle’s words. Here Paul encouraged our hope and faith, to buoy us up in trying conditions. Pursuing the same thought, he said, “The night is far spent, the day is at hand,” speaking from the standpoint of the night-time of six thousand years of sin and []

A Distressing Storm

Fourteen Days of Peril Not long after, there arose … a tempestuous wind called Euroclydon … and when the ship was caught, and could not bear up into the wind, we let her drive” (Acts 27:14,15). by David Rice Listen to Audio:  For some years, the history narrated in Acts has engaged our attention as containing pictorial lessons about the progress of the Gospel through the age. For example, the martyrdom of Stephen under Jewish hands, the death of James by Herod, []

Expectations of the Harvest

God’s Plan is On Track “The harvest is the consummation of the age … Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father” (Matthew 13:39, 43 ASV, margin. All quotations from the American Standard Version, ASV 1901, except as noted). by James Parkinson Listen to Audio:  The expectation of a harvest is that there will be the desired fruitage of the growing season, in this case, “the consummation of the age.” The desired product of the []

News and Views

Religious Listen to Audio:  A newly discovered letter written by Galileo Galilei to a friend has shed light on the Italian scientist’s famous feud with the Catholic Church. Galileo (1564-1642) made the first complete astronomical telescope and used it to gather evidence that the Earth revolved around the sun, adopting the heliocentric model suggested decades earlier by Nicolaus Copernicus. Church teachings at the time had placed Earth at the center of the universe. He tried to alter some of his language in []