Forerunner: Preparing Christians for the Kingdom of God

Lessons from a Basket of Summer Fruit (July 1997)

July 1997
Volume 6, Number 7

A basket of summer produce brings to mind verdant fields and fruitful orchards. We have the blessing of living in a nation endowed by God with such properity. How do we react to these blessings? Do we forget God and indulge ourselves in it, or do we take the opportunity to draw closer to him?  (Corel Photo)

Personal from John W. Ritenbaugh
The Sixth Commandment (Part One) (1997)

Our society is becoming increasingly violent. John Ritenbaugh shows how the sixth commandment covers crime, capital punishment, murder, hatred, revenge and war.

Ready Answer
A Basket of Summer Fruit

by Charles Whitaker

Summertime reminds us of "those lazy, hazy, crazy days" of our youth. Charles Whitaker shows that biblically summertime sounds a warning to us to prepare for the fall harvest.

Prophecy Watch
Deceptions of the End Time

by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Our world is full of lies and liars, and many in God's church are ignorant of just how much deceit is out there. Jesus tells us, however, that the best way to resist deception is being convicted of the truth.

The Weightier Matters (Part 2):

by Staff

Jesus lists judgment as the first of the weightier matters in Matthew 23, verse. This article explains this term and shows why judgment is a major part of Christianity.


by Staff

News, events and trends in relation to Bible prophecy for July 1997.

Bible Study
The Sixth Commandment

by Martin G. Collins

The commandment against murder is the one most universally followed by man. But Jesus shows there is much more behind it than merely taking another's life.