Forerunner: Preparing Christians for the Kingdom of God

The Century of the Child (November 1999)

November 1999
Volume 8, Number 10

The twentieth century, dubbed "the Century of the Child" by child development experts, has witnessed great strides in child protection. However, the child-training methods urged on the public has eroded parental authority, producing tremendous social problems. Having shunned God's ways, America has only reaped what it has sown.  (PhotoDisc)

Personal from John W. Ritenbaugh
The Sovereignty of God:
Part Two

That God is sovereign means that He IS God, the absolute governor of all things. This has profound implications for us—it means He chooses goodness or severity, according to His will and purpose.

Ready Answer
Works of Faith (Part Two)

by Staff

Christians are saved by God's grace through faith. We cannot deny it. But a Christian's faith is one that wants to keep God's law - not the ritual law, but the law of faith that trusts God and aims to please Him in everything. God's spiritual law, encapsulated in the Ten Commandments and demonstrated in the life of Jesus Christ, reveals His way of life, which Christians should endeavor to emulate.

Prophecy Watch
The Century of the Child

by Martin G. Collins

Though experts proclaimed the twentieth century the Century of the Child in 1899, from a biblical perspective our social advancements have made life worse for our children. Martin Collins shows how the Bible predicted this of the end-time generations. (Also includes the inset "America's Lost Children.")

The Feast Is Over . . . Now What?
by Staff

The Feast is always the highlight of our year. But what do we do afterward? How can we sustain the high level of zeal that began at the Feast?


by Staff

News, events and trends in relation to Bible prophecy for October-November 1999.

Bible Study
The Seven Churches:

by Staff

Christ's first letter to the churches focuses on the Ephesians, a people who succeeded in trying the spirits, but in the interim left [their] first love.