John Ritenbaugh, expanding on the definition of humanism, suggests that secular humanists are non-theists, having their roots in naturalistic materialism, governed by a carnal, reprobate mind. If people turn away from God and His laws, the only way they ca. . .
John Ritenbaugh notes that humanism drives the philosophical approach of Tiger Woods and today's political leaders. Humanism stems from the Renaissance, a time men felt free to use their minds to expand their knowledge, exalting human reason and self-reali. . .
John Ritenbaugh, continuing his appraisal of humanism as an alternative to religion, suggests that humanism pervades the entire spectrum of the arts and the sciences, as well as theology. Because this world's educational system is so immersed in humanism, . . .
Martin Collins, observing that our society has determined that everyone's opinion is of equal value?regardless of how ridiculous and sinful it is, identifies 13 fallacious reasoning patterns to which we can all fall prey. These twisted thinking patterns ar. . .
John Ritenbaugh, reiterating FDR's counsel to his son-in-law that events happen in Washington only by controlled planning, reminds us that two dominant spiritual forces work according to careful and precise planning: God's purpose, which will take place, a. . .
John Ritenbaugh, citing a statement made by FDR to his son-in-law that nothing happens in Washington that isn't planned, assures us that NOTHING escapes God's observation and that God's ultimate sovereignty guarantees that nothing occurs in history that ha. . .
John Ritenbaugh, citing Samuel Blumenfeld's and Alex Newman's book Crimes of the Educators, a book which takes educator-philosopher to task for systematically dumbing down American education, transforming this nation's values and its system of government, . . .
The truth of God is simple, even some of the more complex doctrines are easily understood by those who truly seek God. We need to remember this principle when faced with doctrinal change.
Human reason and logic are practically useless as tools in determining the nature of God. Only the Bible gives a complete revelation of God.
Richard Ritenbaugh, reflecting on some supposedly logical doctrinal papers which have circulated throughout the church of God, asserts that God is not against scholarship. God Himself has placed these critical skills within us. The basic doctrines of God's. . .
Carnal fear puts us into terror, but fear of God brings security. We dare not try to replace the fear of God with the love of God; both are foundational.
Satan and his demons know that their time is short and are determined to destroy as many people as possible, especially the Israel of God.
God never accepts worship that comes from human reasoning and the traditions of man. The starting point for worship must always be God and His revelation.
We like to think of ourselves living in the most advanced civilization that has ever graced this fair planet. ...
A person who is puffed up parades his knowledge by exhibiting impatience, intolerance, or a false modesty, marginalizing what the uneducated in their minds.
Religious hucksters use the bait of self-gratification, selling non-essential or even heretical ideas. The elect resist deception by knowing the real article.
After exploring the philosophical, economic, and social definitions of liberal, conservative, and moderate, Richard Ritenbaugh concludes that in the church we are none of these—we are "God-ists." The world considers us liberals because we a. . .
Christ provides a model of how to live a godly life in the flesh, living life the way God lives it. Using His light, we can navigate our way in this world.
Charles Whitaker cautions that although God's Church has correct or right doctrine, we need to know more than right doctrine. We must be able to use right reason (supported by scripture and God's Holy Spirit) to support and defend right doctrine. If keepin. . .
To guard against the world, we must be careful not to fall into idolatry, based upon limiting God to tangible objects or those things which occupy our thoughts.
If we are going to search for truth, we should not be seeking it in the philosophies of men, but rather in the fullness of truth found in God's revelation.
Martin Collins indicates that, even though II and III John are the shortest books of the Bible, they do contain significant themes, amplifying the contents of I John, emphasizing the fellowship with God. II and III John, addressed to elders in supporting l. . .
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