Forerunner: Preparing Christians for the Kingdom of God

Building Spiritual Muscle (August 2001)

August 2001
Volume 10, Number 7

Humans build muscle by exercising against resistance, for instance, by lifting weights. Spiritually, Christians build spiritual muscle--character--by facing and overcoming temptations and resisting the pulls of our appetites. Fasting is a tool we can use for this purpose.  (PictureQuest)

Personal from John W. Ritenbaugh
How Good It Is! (Part Six)

We live in a society where both food and information are readily available. John Ritenbaugh discusses the importance of mastering self-control and a true Christian's necessity of seeking truth by which to live his life.

Ready Answer
Swear Not at All!

by Staff

Today's society is becoming increasingly insensitive and calloused to the base and profane words. This article examines this issue and gives suggestions for eliminating obscenities from our lives.

Prophecy Watch
Globalism (Part Three):
America Runs Over the Wall

by Charles Whitaker

Yes, globalism is a big movement, energized by the ideologies of many Shemitic nations—Israelite and non-Israelite alike, the European and North American nations that constitute the Occident. Clearly though, the epicenter of current globalism is Israel, specifically Manasseh. Today, 'globalization is made in America.'

Building Spiritual Muscle

by David F. Maas

Though fasting deprives the physical body of nutrition and strength, a proper, biblical fast adds conviction and depth to the inner, spiritual man.


by David C. Grabbe

Prophecy-related news, events and trends for August 2001.

Bible Study
Basic Doctrines:
The Second Resurrection

by Martin G. Collins

The doctrine of resurrection is one of the chief teachings of Christianity. For the billions of people who have never known the truth, the second resurrection offers them an opportunity for future salvation.