Forerunner: Preparing Christians for the Kingdom of God

Halloween: A Christian Holiday? (September-October 2003)

September-October 2003
Volume 12, Number 8

Halloween is an increasingly popular holiday in America and around the world. Its obvious occultic themes run counter to Christian principles, but even some churches promote it. What does God's Word say about All Hallows' Eve?  (Image Ideas)

Personal from John W. Ritenbaugh
The Offerings of Leviticus (Part Seven):
The Sin and Trespass Offerings

Leviticus 4 and 5 contain the instructions for the sin and trespass offerings. John Ritenbaugh explains that sin and human nature affect everyone in society—from king to commoner—but God has covered sin from every angle in the sacrifice of His Son.

Ready Answer
Whatever Your Heart Desires

by Staff

The Bible tells us that at the Feast of Tabernacles, we can spend our money on whatever we desire. However, the Feast is a test of our hearts. What do we really desire? Do we indulge ourselves, or do we use our resources to make it the best Feast ever for others?

Prophecy Watch
Today's Christianity (Part Three):
Southern Christianity's Impact on America

by Charles Whitaker

Though secularists tried to use immigration policy to force Christianity out of the American mainstream, it backfired. Charles Whitaker explains how God has used their scheme to accomplish His own end-time purposes.

by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Halloween has become the second-most popular holiday on the calendar in recent years—even to the point that Christian churches sponser parties on it. Richard Ritenbaugh shows, however, that this night of ghouls not only lacks biblical foundation, but the Bible warns us against participating in such activities.

WorldWatch September-October 2003

by David C. Grabbe

News, events, and trends in light of Bible prophecy for September-October 2003:
"Southern Christianity in Motion"; "Roman Catholicism and Homosexuality"; and "AIDS Devastation."

Bible Study
Parable of the Rich Fool

by Martin G. Collins

Jesus teaches in this parable that we need to guard against every kind of covetousness. Even if we have everything we could ever want or need, when we die, our goods will do nothing for us. It is the height of folly to believe that one has no need of God.