By Jay Rogers
Published May 1, 1991
The Soviet Union – the country with the largest land mass in the world – has within its borders over a hundred ethnic groups speaking hundreds of languages and dialects. Stretching nearly halfway around the world (11 time zones) this area represents one of the most diverse mixtures of races and people found anywhere in the world.
And now The Forerunner is appearing in the Russian language. Last April, at Christian Youth International’s Evangelism Training Seminar in Moscow, a staff of over 30 students were assembled who will be writing and distributing a newspaper to the university campuses all across the Soviet Union.
From Moscow to Vladivostok, Riga to Kiev, thousands of Russian speaking university students will be receiving a newspaper declaring that God’s word is sovereign over every area of Soviet life. Passages of scripture with expository teaching will be included in this publication, along with the exciting stories of the throngs of young people who are coming to know God daily.
Soviet students will discover for the first time, the heritage of Russia which is rich in Christian history, as well as principles for the reformation of their government. Articles on science, music, the arts, economics, education – all fields of learning – will be presented from a uniquely Christian perspective.
Two managing editors from Kiev, several journalism majors, artists and photographers from campuses all across the Soviet Union are eager to begin work on this publication. We will be training the staff in workshops to be held at a national leadership conference in Moscow in July, and the editors will receive in depth training for the following three weeks at the main editorial office in Kiev.
How you can help
The workers are ready and waiting. The only remaining need is funding for computer equipment, supplies and staff salaries. This is where you can help! Your tax deductable gift is needed at this time to bring the gospel in printed form to the university campuses of the Soviet Union.
Currently, the exchange rate of American dollars for Soviet rubles is so high that a gift of only $100 can pay a one year salary for one of Soviet students who will be employed as full time staff members. Computer hardware and software, including a laser printer, will also be donated to the Soviet Forerunner. This is your opportunity be a part of the work in one of the most fertile harvest fields in the world today!
There are two ways in which you can help to ensure the success of this valuable effort:
1. Donate a special gift. Computer equipment and other needed supplies are being paid for by individuals through tax deductible gifts. Other costs, such as shipping, mailing and printing, are also going to need to be covered for the first few issues.
2. Buy a subscription to The Forerunner. When you buy a new subscription, renew your subscription, or add a year to your current subscription, a portion of your money will be used to pay for much needed supplies for the Soviet Forerunner. Will you be a part of this important effort?
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Who is the Real Jesus?
Ever since the dawn of modern rationalism, skeptics have sought to use textual criticism, archeology and historical reconstructions to uncover the “historical Jesus” — a wise teacher who said many wonderful things, but fulfilled no prophecies, performed no miracles and certainly did not rise from the dead in triumph over sin.
Over the past 100 years, however, startling discoveries in biblical archeology and scholarship have all but vanquished the faulty assumptions of these doubting modernists. Regrettably, these discoveries have often been ignored by the skeptics as well as by the popular media. As a result, the liberal view still holds sway in universities and impacts the culture and even much of the church.
The Real Jesus explodes the myths of these critics and the movies, books and television programs that have popularized their views. Presented in ten parts — perfect for individual, family and classroom study — viewers will be challenged to go deeper in their knowledge of Christ in order to be able to defend their faith and present the truth to a skeptical modern world – that the Jesus of the Gospels is the Jesus of history — “the same yesterday, today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8). He is the real Jesus.
Speakers include: George Grant, Ted Baehr, Stephen Mansfield, Raymond Ortlund, Phil Kayser, David Lutzweiler, Jay Grimstead, J.P. Holding, and Eric Holmberg.
Ten parts, over two hours of instruction!
Running Time: 130 minutes
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With “preaching to the lost” being such a basic foundation of Christianity, why do many in the church seem to be apathetic on this issue of preaching in highways and byways of towns and cities?
Is it biblical to stand in the public places of the world and proclaim the gospel, regardless if people want to hear it or not?
Does the Bible really call church pastors, leaders and evangelists to proclaim the gospel in the public square as part of obedience to the Great Commission, or is public preaching something that is outdated and not applicable for our day and age?
These any many other questions are answered in this documentary.
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“When the lives of the unborn are snuffed out, they often feel pain, pain that is long and agonizing.” – President Ronald Reagan to National Religious Broadcasters Convention, January 1981
Ronald Reagan became convinced of this as a result of watching The Silent Scream – a movie he considered so powerful and convicting that he screened it at the White House.
The modern technology of real-time ultrasound now reveals the actual responses of a 12-week old fetus to being aborted. As the unborn child attempts to escape the abortionist’s suction curette, her motions can be seen to become desperately agitated and her heart rate doubles. Her mouth opens – as if to scream – but no sound can come out. Her scream doesn’t have to remain silent, however … not if you will become her voice. This newly re-mastered version features eight language tracks and two bonus videos.
“…a high technology “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” arousing public opinion just as Harriet Beecher Stowe’s 1852 antislavery novel ignited the abolitionist movement.” – Sen. Gordon Humphrey, Time Magazine
Languages: English, Spanish, French, South Korean, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, Japanese
Running Time: 28 minutes
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“Give me liberty or give me death!”
Patrick Henry’s famous declaration not only helped launch the War for Independence, it also perfectly summarized the mindset that gave birth to, and sustained, the unprecedented experiment in Christian liberty that was America.
The freedom our Founders envisioned was not freedom from suffering, want, or hard work. Nor was it freedom to indulge every appetite or whim without restraint—that would merely be servitude to a different master. No, the Founders’ passion was to live free before God, unfettered by the chains of autocracy, shackles that slowly but inexorably bind men when the governments they fashion fail to recognize and uphold freedom’s singular, foundational truth: that all men are created in the image of God, and are thereby co-equally endowed with the right to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
This presentation is a similar call, not to one but many. By reintroducing the principles of freedom that gave birth to America, it is our prayer that Jesus, the true and only ruler over the nations, will once again be our acknowledged Sovereign, that we may again know and exult in the great truth that “where the Spirit of the LORD is, there is liberty” (2 Cor. 3:17).
Welcome to the Second American Revolution!
This DVD features “Liberty: The Model of Christian Liberty” along with “Dawn’s Early Light: A Brief History of America’s Christian Foundations.” Bonus features include a humorous but instructive collection of campaign ads and Eric Holmberg’s controversial YouTube challenge concerning Mitt Romney’s campaign for president.
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“Here I stand … I can do no other!”
With these immortal words, an unknown German monk sparked a spiritual revolution that changed the world.
The dramatic classic film of Martin Luther’s life was released in theaters worldwide in the 1950s and was nominated for two Oscars. A magnificent depiction of Luther and the forces at work in the surrounding society that resulted in his historic reform efforts, this film traces Luther’s life from a guilt-burdened monk to his eventual break with the Roman Catholic Church.
Running time: 105 minutes
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Watch a clip from Martin Luther.
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