Forerunner: Preparing Christians for the Kingdom of God

January 2001
Volume 10, Number 1

Christianity is a religion that requires whole-hearted commitment. Unfortunately, not all who claim to be Christians give their all. They remain in the church as spiritual double agents--working for both sides in the warfare between God and this present, evil world. Have we fully commited ourselves? (Stockbyte)



Personal from John W. Ritenbaugh
The Wavesheaf Offering

We in God's church generally know very little about the wavesheaf offering, even though it represents one of the most significant acts of God's Plan: the resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ! John Ritenbaugh explains its relevance to us today.

Ready Answer
Spiritual Double Agents

by David F. Maas

What is double-mindedness? David Maas explains that this harmful trait is analogous to being a double agent, serving two masters. As Christ says, one master will be neglected—and unfortunately, it is usually God.

Prophecy Watch
Nicolaitanism Today

by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Three of the seven churches of Revelation 2 receive warnings from Christ to beware Nicolaitanism. What is it? Richard Ritenbaugh shows how Nicolaitanism—a form of Gnosticism—still plagues the church today.


Comparing Ourselves Among Ourselves

by Martin G. Collins

Most people think they are moral. They make this judgment based on a comparison between themselves and their peers. Martin Collins shows that we will only begin to grow in character once we compare ourselves to the true standard: Christ and His Word.

WorldWatch
WorldWatch

by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

News, events and trends in relation to Bible prophecy for January 2001.

Bible Study
Overcoming (Part 6):
Self-Surrender

by Martin G. Collins

Many words that begin with "self" describe conditions that we must overcome. Self-surrender, however, is something we need to engage in to overcome our faults.



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