Forerunner: Preparing Christians for the Kingdom of God

Timing Is Everything! (July-August 2010)

July-August 2010
Volume 19, Number 4

An oriole adds vibrant color to a flowering tree. Like many birds, orioles migrate long distances each spring and fall, following food sources and temperate climates. Missing the time to migrate--even by a day or two--could spell disaster for whole flocks. Timing is important to men and God as well--and at times, just as critical. (Alamy)

Personal from John W. Ritenbaugh
Born Again or Begotten? (Part Two)

Jesus' born-again teaching has been prone to misunderstanding since Nicodemus first heard it from Christ's own lips almost two thousand years ago. John Ritenbaugh shows that we must understand His instruction entirely from a spiritual perspective. Interpreting Jesus' symbols physically obscures necessary truths about how God sees His children and how we see ourselves.

Ready Answer
Timing Is Everything

by Dan Elmore

Time is an ever-present reality that we often ignore. Timing is a related issue that we ignore at our peril. Dan Elmore illustrates from nature, human society, and God's Word how important timing can be—and sometimes it can mean the difference between living and dying!

Prophecy Watch
Thy Kingdom Come! (Part One)

by Staff

We understand that the Kingdom of God stands at the center of the gospel message Jesus Christ brought, but while we are well aware of its future rule over mankind, many do not realize it also has past and present aspects. This article explores the ancient history of God's Kingdom, as well as its current reality to His people.

Socialism's Inherent Contradiction

by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

On the surface, socialist policies promise to feed the hungry, heal the sick, and provide for the poor, but these good things are not what socialism ultimately delivers. Richard Ritenbaugh cites the examples of twentieth-century socialist nations to expose the corrupt, controlling heart of socialism.

Bible Study
The Miracles of Jesus Christ:
Healing Two Blind Men (Part One)

by Martin G. Collins

In this parable, found in Matthew 9:27-31, two blind men doggedly follow Jesus into a house—probably Peter's—so that He will restore their sight to them. Martin Collins explains the lessons Christians can learn from the examples of these two persevering supplicants.