John Wycliffe and the Lollards

The Morning Star of the Reformation “Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy. He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels” (Revelation 3:4, 5). Listen to audio: The above text applies to the time of John Wycliffe, []

Martin Luther and the Reformers

The Reformation “I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name” (Revelation 3:8). Listen to audio: The Reformation was one of the great historical periods of the church. Men like the Spaniard Michel Servetus wrote against the doctrine of the trinity and was burned at the stake by Calvin for it. William Tyndale in England worked tirelessly to bring us a modern English []

News and Views

PBI News Listen to audio: PBI Annual Report for 2016-2017 The Directors of the Pastoral Bible Students are thankful to the Lord for the completion of another blessed year of publishing The Herald of Christ’s Kingdom and engaging in further activities in the Master’s vineyard (Matthew 20:7). While our primary publishing activity is in the United States, the magazine continues to reach audiences in Africa, Croatia, India, Poland, and other parts of the world. Many brethren in those countries assist with the publishing and distribution of our literature. Our purpose continues []

Witness Pairs Introduction

Examples to Encourage Us “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver” (Proverbs 25:11). Listen to audio: In a letter to Brother Russell, one sister wrote, “One is astonished at the various ways in which different people, many of them professed Christians, receive the truth. Some turn a deaf ear entirely, and change the conversation as quickly as possible; others are indifferent — the truth as preached is sufficient for them; they do not wish to be any wiser than their parents, etc.; still others []

Witnessing Projects

“To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice” (John 18:37). Listen to audio: Many Bible Students are familiar with the “For This Cause” DVD, which weaves a Truth message into the story of Jesus’ life. But some may not be aware of how this video got its start as a groundbreaking multi-media public witness project that continues to inspire forty years later. In []