Forerunner: Preparing Christians for the Kingdom of God

The Future of Europe? (November 2002)

November 2002
Volume 11, Number 9

Immigration--particularly from Islamic countries--has lately become the prime topic of concern in Europe. With immigrant populations growing faster than native ones, Europeans are concerned that they are quickly losing their cultures. How will Europe react?  (Reuters)

Personal from John W. Ritenbaugh
The Elements of Motivation (Part Five):
Who We Are

God the Father has summoned us to a unique position among all the other people of the earth. As saints, we have the responsibility to work toward the Kingdom of God and become holy—things only we can do! This should motivate us to please God by doing all that He requires of us.

Ready Answer
The Art of Tact and Diplomacy

by Staff

Much of a Christian's judgment will be based on his interactions with people—many different kinds of people. Enter tact and diplomacy, two necessary tools in the task of getting along. We need to use them like seasoned diplomats.

Prophecy Watch
Clash of Cultures

by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Immigration is not just a problem in America. The nations of Europe have seen millions of migrants, mostly Muslims, stream into their nations over the past decade—to the point that it has become a primary topic politically. What will Europe do? Richard Ritenbaugh suggests this migration dilemma may presage the fateful "push" from the King of the South.

by Mike Ford

Jesus calls His disciples "the salt of the earth." Do we know what He meant? Mike Ford explains the spiritual side of this common mineral compound.


by David C. Grabbe

World news and trends highlighting biblical prophecy for November 2002.

Bible Study
Parable of the Treasure

by Martin G. Collins

Jesus' Parable of the Treasure in Matthew 6:19-21 is designed to get us to evaluate the relative values of material wealth and "treasures in heaven." Martin Collins expands on the metaphors of moths, rust, and thieves.