Forerunner: Preparing Christians for the Kingdom of God

July 2004
Volume 13, Number 6

For years, we have been taught to strive for balance in our lives. Frankly, however, most of us struggle to define what balance really is. What seems "balanced" to one may be "extreme" to another! What is the blueprint for a balanced way of life? (Corbis)



Personal from John W. Ritenbaugh
The Beast and Babylon (Part Four):
Where Is the Woman of Revelation 17?

The Great Harlot of Revelation 17 has intrigued Bible students for centuries. John Ritenbaugh explains her peculiar characteristics and tackles the questions, "Is she a church?" and "What does it mean that she is a 'mother of harlots'?"

Ready Answer
Striving for Balance

by Staff

What is Christian balance? Some would say that it is, in essence, not being too far out of the mainstream. When it comes down to it, Christian balance means living up to God's standards!

Prophecy Watch
The Four Horsemen (Part Four):
The Black Horse

by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

On the heels of the red horse of conflict gallops the black horse and its rider, commonly interpreted as famine. Richard Ritenbaugh expands this idea to include scarcity resulting from oppression.


Will You Marry Me? (Part Two)

by Staff

Continuing to show the biblical parallels to marriage, Part Two highlights the story of Boaz and Ruth, the cup of betrothal, and the Marriage Supper itself, asking, "Are we committed to this wonderful relationship with our Fiance?"


Searching for Israel (Part Four):
The Kingdom and the Key

by Charles Whitaker

The enigmatic symbol of the "key of David" appears twice in Scripture. Charles Whitaker examines this symbol, adding it to the criteria we need to find the descendants of Israel in our day.

WorldWatch
Now Playing:
Religious Persecution in Canada

by Charles Whitaker

News, events, and trends from the perspective of biblical prophecy for July 2004. "Now Playing: Religious Persecution in Canada"

Bible Study
Parable of Lazarus and the Rich Man (Part One)

by Martin G. Collins

The Parable of Lazarus and the Rich Man illustrates the resurrections from the dead and the Second Death. Martin Collins explains how knowing the time element hidden within the parable opens up the meaning of Christ's teaching.



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