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Predvestnik: The Russian Language Forerunner

Special "Islam Issue"

By Editorial Staff
Published December 1, 1994

Volume 2, 1994

The following are translations of the titles of feature articles of the special “Islam Issue” of Predvestnik.

Cover: “Islam: This religion is the main competition against Christianity for the hearts of men. The history of the spread of Islam in the world.” – “Golgotha: Place where the Lord suffered.”

Page 2: Left column: “From the editors” – “Letters” column: This issue has letters from people in the following cities: Sumi, Ukraine; Temirtayu, Kazakhstan; Krasnodar, Russia; Kiev, Ukraine; Kalingrad, Russia.

Page 3: Worldview – “Christian News” from around the world. Compiled from various news sources by Sergei Zavgorodny.

Page 4: “Contest for World Dominion” – This article compares the advance of Christianity in the world versus other religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, “New Age,” Islam, “dead” organizational churches, Modernism (such as the religion of Marxism), versus biblical Christianity. Compiled by Roman Medvid from information and The Forerunner and Imprimis. – The sidebars are statistics on religious growth comparing the growth of religions in the USSR.

Page 5: “Judgment Day” – By Tom Sirotnak (This is a subject on which Muslims and Christians agree, except that the true judge will be Jesus Christ.)

Page 6: “Opposition” – This article discusses the opposition to churches in the former USSR due political and religious situations.

Page 7: “Holy Land” – This article discusses biblical sites in Israel.

Page 8: “Islam” – By Peyrove Masih (translated from The Forerunner). Peyrove Masih has been a full-time missionary to Muslims from around the world since 1990. Sidebar: “What Muslims believe.”

Page 9: “History of Islam” – Traces the history of the expansion of the Muslim religion from the time of Mohammed through the Middle Ages.

Page 10: “Teachings of Islam” – “History of Islam” continued.

Page 11: “Alphia’s Testimony” – This also appeared in the Fall 1994 issue of The Champion.

Page 12: “Union with God”- Expository teaching from Jeremiah 31:31-34 – “News” – various news stories from the Muslim world.

Page 13: “Zhirinovsky on religion in Russia” – This article is an interview with Vladimir Zhirinovsky by Hannu Haukka, a missionary from Finland. The exclusive interview was slated to be printed in a magazine in Russia which failed, so Alexey Salapatov obtained permission to print it in Predvestnik. Zhirinovsky claims to an advocate of religious freedom in Russia.

Page 14: “Analysis of Saddam Hussein’s recent aggressive actions” – “Situation in Turkish Islamic Republic” – “News from the Islamic Republic of Iran.”

Page 15: “Christian news from around the world.”

Page 16: “More Christian news” – “Algeria: Islamic terrorist actions.”

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