Forerunner: Preparing Christians for the Kingdom of God

August 2005
Volume 14, Number 7

Perhaps nothing else on earth—with the exception of a volcano in full eruption—impresses us more in terms of sheer power than a major hurricane. Man is essentially powerless against a hurricane's force of wind, rain, and storm surge. Even so, man has his own powers, and as Christians, we receive power from God to do an effective work for Him. (Reuters)

Personal from John W. Ritenbaugh
Presumption and Divine Justice (Part Two)

The Bible reveals a definite pattern of God's displeasure with acts of presumption. John Ritenbaugh expounds several of these circumstances, showing that God's justice is always consonant with His righteousness—and that we should be grateful for His mercy, as we are all guilty of this sin.

Ready Answer
What Is the Feast of Trumpets, Anyway?

by Staff

The Feast of Trumpets, the first of the fall holy days, has perhaps the least directly written about it of all God's festivals. To provide some answers, this article explains the basic facts about this pivotal day.

Prophecy Watch
The Zeitgeist of Suicide (Part Two):
Causes and Results of Rejecting True Values

by Charles Whitaker

What are the causes—moral, social, and technological—behind the new demographic realities? Perhaps more importantly, what will be their consequences? Charles Whitaker spotlights the value of children to society—one that is increasingly ignored in this age of materialism.


by David C. Grabbe

The concept of power brings many different ideas to mind, any and all of which may certainly be valid. David Grabbe, however, concentrates on the 'little strength' of the church of the Philadelphians, suggesting that Christ commends them for being 'faithful in little' and will reward them with much.

Once Again, Britain Dominates Europe

by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Great Britain has a history of playing the balance-of-power game to keep any Continental state or empire from becoming strong enough to threaten Britain. Richard Ritenbaugh argues that Britain is the victor once again—this time, in determining the direction of the European Union.

Bible Study
Parable of the Talents (Part Two)

by Martin G. Collins

The Parable of the Talents is often confused with the Parable of the Pounds. Martin Collins brings out their differences, showing that these parables illustrate Christian responsibilities from different angles.

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