Forerunner: Preparing Christians for the Kingdom of God

June 2000
Volume 9, Number 6

The era of a "man's word is his bond" seems to be long past, but for members of God's church, truth and integrity must be parts of our characters. Can others trust what we say and promise? Psalm 15 says that only those who speak the truth will be in God's Kingdom! (Corbis Images)

Personal from John W. Ritenbaugh
The Sovereignty of God:
Part Nine

God's sovereignty seems to imply that prayer is a fruitless exercise—that God has everything already planned. John Ritenbaugh explains, however, that we must change our ideas about the function of prayer: It is not to change God's mind but ours!

Ready Answer
Giving Your Word

by John O. Reid (1930-2016)

How sure is your word? One's word is not worth a whole lot these days in the world, but in the church what we say and promise should be good as gold! John Reid writes that God listens to what we promise—so we had better perform it!

Prophecy Watch
Parables and Prophecy

by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

We take for granted that the parables of Jesus are prophetic as well as instructive, but others may not be so sure. Have we just read our recent history into them, or are they truly prophetic?

Before Honor Is Humility:
The Story of Andrew

by Martin G. Collins

The apostle Andrew is a sterling example of humble service. Martin Collins takes what little we know about this early Christian and shows how Andrew's character should encourage the average Christian.


by Staff

News, events and trends in light of Bible prophecy for June 2000.

Bible Study
The Seven Churches:

by Staff

The seven churches exist in the end time, but is there hope for a bright future? What will happen next in the course of events? Will the church—now scattered—come back together?

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