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The Commandments (Part Nineteen)

by John W. Ritenbaugh

Advertisers and politicians shamelessly (and successfully) manipulate us with the "Get way" or the "Keep up with the Joneses" (lust or coveting) principle. A commentator once remarked, "All public crime would …

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This Is Not God's World

by John W. Ritenbaugh

Having been born and reared in Pennsylvania, I have more than a passing knowledge of the Amish country of southeastern Pennsylvania. People similar to the Pennsylvania Amish live in communities in other states too like the Amish of …

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9-11 and American Decadence

by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

On 9/11, nearly three thousand people of all ages and ethnicities lost their lives in an act of terrorism that is still being avenged by American troops in Afghanistan. Most of the masterminds behind the attack are still at large, …

The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment
The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment

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Romans 13:1-7

(1) Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. (2) Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves. (3) For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same. (4) For he is God's minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God's minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil. (5) Therefore you must be subject, not only because of wrath but also for conscience' sake. (6) For because of this you also pay taxes, for they are God's ministers attending continually to this very thing. (7) Render therefore to all their due: taxes to whom taxes are due, customs to whom customs, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor.

Though all of us should understand obedience to the laws of man, it is good from time to time to ask, "Should we obey the governments of man over us?" Should we obey it if we consider it an "illegal" government? The apostle Paul had to …

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Coveting and the Roots of Sin

by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Watching toddlers play together in a room full of toys can be instructive. For a short while, the children check out the toys strewn about the room, noting the bright colors, touching them, putting them in their mouths, and perhaps even playing with them for a few moments. However, what usually happens is that, before long, all the kids gravitate toward a particular toy that one of them has claimed as his own. The dozens of other toys in the room fade to gray blobs while the toddlers whine and cry and fight over their newly minted Holy Grail of toys. Sadly, the scenario is not much …

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Three Missing Kings (Part Two)

The apostle Matthew’s genealogy of Jesus Christ lacks three kings of Judah. However, which three kings are missing is in itself somewhat …

A Basket of Summer Fruit
A Basket of Summer Fruit

by Charles Whitaker

God's people are not immune from summer's contagion of self. Each of us can all too easily misuse summer, devoting ourselves to "sodas …

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