Forerunner: Preparing Christians for the Kingdom of God

Precious Human Treasures (May 2006)

May 2006
Volume 15, Number 4

All too often in this world, the elderly are ignored, neglected, and shunted aside by younger people. God's Word teaches us a better way, not just encouraging respect for the gray head, but also suggesting that the elderly among us still have a great deal to contribute. If nothing else, their experience contains a wealth of advice and wisdom. (Corbis)

Personal from John W. Ritenbaugh
Is the Christian Required To Do Works? (Part Two)

The apostle James informs us that "faith without works is dead" (James 2:20). Continuing in his theme of the Christian and works, John Ritenbaugh exposes just how corrupt sin is, and by this we can begin to understand just how holy God is—and just how much we need to change to conform to His glorious image.

Ready Answer
What Would You Do With a Second Chance?

by David F. Maas

How often have we wished we could live some part of our lives over again to correct a wrong? In discussing second chances, David Maas reveals that God gives us not only second chances but multiple chances to change our character for the better in preparation for His Kingdom.

Prophecy Watch
The Cold Culture of Silence (Part One)

by Charles Whitaker

Present-day America is suffering a plague of dysfunctional families as it never has experienced before. Charles Whitaker documents not only the crisis but also the costs to individuals and society at large when children fail to receive the loving instruction and stability of whole families.

Precious Human Treasures
by Staff

We live in a youth-oriented culture. Once a person grays and wrinkles, he is essentially pushed to the margins of society, but this should not happen in the church of God! The elderly have a great deal to offer—if we will only pay attention.

Illegal Immigration and the American Crisis

by David C. Grabbe

The history of America and Britain over the past four centuries has been shown to be cyclical in nature. Using these recurring patterns, David Grabbe analyzes the ongoing illegal immigration problems, suggesting that it may play a significant role in both the inauguration and the outcome of the looming Crisis.

Bible Study
The Parables of Matthew 13 (Part Seven):
The Parable of the Pearl

by Martin G. Collins

Though it is hard to fathom, most commentators have incorrectly interpreted the Parable of the Pearl of Great Price. As Martin Collins explains, the parable illustrates how far Jesus Christ has gone to redeem His church.