Forerunner: Preparing Christians for the Kingdom of God

September-October 1997
Volume 6, Number 9

The root cause of the high divorce rate in this nation is faithlessness: not remaining loyal to those who deserve it. It has produced many evils, such as sexually transmitted diseases, latchkey kids, single parents and increasing crime. It is also the source of spiritual adultery--idolatry--not being faithful to God. Such is the spirit of the seventh commandment.  (CGG Photo Library)



Personal from John W. Ritenbaugh
The Seventh Commandment (1997)

For the past 40 years sexual sins have topped the list of social issues in America. Divorce is at an all-time high. John Ritenbaugh examines the seventh commandment, the penalties paid for breaking it and how to become faithful to God in the keeping of it.

Ready Answer
Sex, Sin and Marriage

by Staff

Sexual topics and imagery are all around us, yet God covers the whole subject with His very terse and direct seventh commandment: You shall not commit adultery. Sex and marriage are God-given experiences that Christians need a proper perspective of, as this article shows.

Prophecy Watch
Scratching Our Itches

by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The world's ways, ideas and attitudes naturally flow into the church over time. The question is, How well do we resist and/or reject them? Richard Ritenbaugh examines three areas that have crept into the modern church and wreaked havoc.


The Weightier Matters (Part 4) :
Faith and Fidelity

by Staff

Faith and fidelity to God and His way of life should be a major part of our character. In this fourth article on the weightier matters, it details what faith and fidelity are, how to recognize a lack of them in our lives and how to develop them so we can grow into the image of Jesus Christ.

WorldWatch
WorldWatch

by Staff

News, events and trends in the light of biblical prophecy for September 1997.

Bible Study
The Eighth Commandment

by Martin G. Collins

There is more to the eighth commandment than the physical act of stealing. This Bible Study explores other ways of stealing and how to avoid Satan's way of get.



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