Forerunner: Preparing Christians for the Kingdom of God

July 2005
Volume 14, Number 6

A mother weeps for those who have died in her village, yet millions more children will never have a chance to live due to changing attitudes about reproduction across the globe. Populations are falling dramatically around the world—to the point that many nations will face severe crises in the next generation. What does God think about this? (Reuters)



Personal from John W. Ritenbaugh
Presumption and Divine Justice

Over the past few generations, orthodoxy in virtually every aspect of life has been discarded, indicating how perverse human nature is in its determination to rebel against God. John Ritenbaugh uses several examples from real life to illustrate human presumption, a tendency which we all share—and one God takes a serious stance against.

Ready Answer
Are You Living the Abundant Life?

by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Non-Christians tend to see Christianity as an utterly boring, rigid way of life. However, Jesus Christ Himself says He came to give His disciples abundant life (John 10:10). Richard Ritenbaugh reveals the big 'secret' in living the abundant life.

Prophecy Watch
The Zeitgeist of Suicide (Part One):
Weeping for the Children Who Are Not

by Charles Whitaker

It seems counter-intuitive to think that the world's population is shrinking, but trend lines show the possibility of a 95% reduction in population over the next 500 years. Charles Whitaker examines the reasons for this precipitous decline, asserting that God's Word prophesies an altogether different scenario.


Peer-Pressure:
A Challenge for All

by Staff

All of us—teens and adults—have felt the stress of peer-pressure in one form or another. Though the Bible does not use the term, it teaches us not to conform to our peers but to be transformed into the image of Jesus Christ.

WorldWatch
Is Europe Dying?

by David C. Grabbe

Recently, analysts have been ready to file the European Union's obituary, as Europe's demographics, Constitution, and economy have languished. What does this mean in terms of Bible prophecy, particularly the rise of the Beast power?

Bible Study
Parable of the Talents (Part One)

by Martin G. Collins

The Parable of the Talents continues Jesus' thought from the Parable of the Ten Virgins. While the first parable highlights preparation and watching for Christ's return, the second portrays Christians engaged in profitable activity in the meantime.



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