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.”