Forerunner: Preparing Christians for the Kingdom of God

February 2003
Volume 12, Number 2

For years, church members have been exhorted to remember that we are on the gun lap. The Bible frequently uses the metaphor of a race to describe the Christian life. Are we coasting along or running?  (PictureQuest)



Personal from John W. Ritenbaugh
The Offerings of Leviticus (Part One):
Introduction

The Bible is full of symbols and types. The offerings of Leviticus, though they are no longer necessary under the New Covenant, are wonderful for teaching us about Christ in His roles as sacrifice, offerer, and priest. And they even instruct us in our roles before God too!

Ready Answer
The Gun Lap

by Mike Ford

Over the years, we have been told many times that we are on the gun lap. What is this gun lap? Using his track experience, Mike Ford shows how we must give our all to reach our finish line!

Prophecy Watch
The Prophecies of Balaam (Part One)

by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Many have wondered why God would allow the oracles of a pagan Mesopotamian soothsayer to be included in His Word. Richard Ritenbaugh shows that, notwithstanding the source, Balaam's prophecies are significant to understanding God's purpose.


Choosing the New Man (Part One)

by Charles Whitaker

The Bible describes many men, but one of the most important is the new man. What is this new man? Charles Whitaker explains that the new man is a creative effort of renewing our minds in cooperation with God.

WorldWatch
WorldWatch

by David C. Grabbe

News, events, and trends focusing on biblical prophecy for February 2003.

Bible Study
Parable of the Two Sons

by Martin G. Collins

Because of their different attitudes, people react to God's calling differently. The Parable of the Two Sons explains that one's ultimate obedience to God is the one that really matters!



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