2019 Issues

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 []

Elijah as a Type of the Church

A Verse-by-Verse Study of 1 Kings 17-19 “Behold, I am going to send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and terrible day of the LORD” (Malachi 4:5. All scriptures from the NASB). by Ron Chastain Listen to Audio:  For decades, Bible Students have studied the life of Elijah the prophet with vigor. Pastor Russell, in his last years, searched diligently for answers to the end-time prophecy by studying the last days of Elijah, whose journey ended at Jordan. []

Technology and the End Time

Gospel Age Ending “Upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken” (Luke 21:25-26). by Robert Goodman Listen to Audio:  The end of the Gospel Age is a time when the systems of this world are stressed to the point of collapse. The phrase “distress … with perplexity” has the thought of “no []

Deceptions of the Late Harvest

Timely Concerns “And pray ye that your flight come not to be in the winter, neither on a sabbath” (Matthew 24:20. All scriptures from RVIC unless otherwise noted). by Len Griehs Listen to Audio:  Jeremy Rifkin, author and American economic and social theorist, observed the following: “We no longer feel ourselves to be guests in someone else’s home, and therefore obliged to make our behavior conform with a set of pre-existing cosmic rules. It is our creation now, we make the rules, we []