Ten Commandments
Ten Commandments

Forerunner: Preparing Christians for the Kingdom of God

September-October 2007
Volume 16, Number 8

As one of the heroes of faith in Hebrews 11, Noah's work of building an ark to save humanity and animal life from extinction in the Flood is used as an illustration of saving faith. However, for thinking Christians this brings up a seeming paradox: Was Noah saved by God's grace or by his own works? Are faith and works really incompatible in the process of salvation?  (iStockphoto)



Personal from John W. Ritenbaugh
The Christian Fight (Part Five)

What many religious people do not seem to understand is that justification before God is just the beginning of something far more involved—and that is living by faith. John Ritenbaugh covers the faithful life and work of Noah, illustrating that walking by faith with God is a practical responsibility.

Ready Answer
The Promise in the Fifth Commandment (Part Two)

by David F. Maas

As our society continues to crumble around us, most analysts of the situation point the finger of blame at the destruction of the family. When the fifth commandment is neglected, David Maas insists, respect for leadership and authority erodes, lowering quality of life, and ultimately, length of life too.

Prophecy Watch
The Second Exodus (Part Three)

by David C. Grabbe

At some point in the near future, the modern descendants of Israel will learn of their true identity—and have to face the consequences of that knowledge. Using the prophecies of the Second Exodus, David Grabbe reveals that God will do what is necessary to bring Israel to the spiritual condition and the physical location that He has purposed for her.


Praying Always (Part Four)

by Pat Higgins

Jesus' admonition in Luke 21:36 has a far deeper meaning to the people of God at the end time than most people have realized. Pat Higgins answers the next obvious questions: How does 'praying always' work, and why is it such a powerful tool in the process of overcoming?

WorldWatch
Are Biofuels the Answer?

by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Environmentalists, politicians, and pundits proclaim biofuels—fuels made from processing and distilling organic matter—to be the answer to the world's energy problems. However, writes Richard Ritenbaugh, several downsides to ethanol tarnish the glowing promotions of this "clean, renewable" fuel.

Bible Study
The Miracles of Jesus Christ:
Healing a Paralytic (Part One)

by Martin G. Collins

The healing of the paralytic in Capernaum is a remarkable witness of Jesus being the Christ, the Son of God. Martin Collins explains that Jesus honors the faith of the paralytic's four friends who lowered him through the roof, illustrating that the faith of others can be instrumental in bringing sinners to Christ.



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