Sexual Immorality

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The Sexual Floodgate Is Open!

Commentary by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, expressing righteous indignation at Satan's successfully executed plan to destroy families, carried on through progressive, leftist, secularist, humanist legislation, making sodomy and infant murder the law of the land, warns us that now pe. . .



In Defense of Marriage

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

In the last few weeks, we have witnessed a firestorm of controversy surrounding the institution of marriage. ...



America's Number One Addiction

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Reading John Ritenbaugh's prepared commentary, Richard Ritenbaugh reflects on the alien vine metaphor in Jeremiah 2:21-24, warning that America is addicted to pornography, an addiction claiming twenty-two million Americans (with surprisingly one-sixth of a. . .



The Curse of Teen Pregnancy

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

It is not uncommon today to hear news of some celebrity having a child out of wedlock. ...



Playing With Fire

Article by John O. Reid (1930-2016)

Solomon uses the analogy of burning oneself to describe sinning. "Can a man take fire to his bosom, and his clothes not be burned? Can one walk on hot coals, and his feet not be seared?" John Reid explains.



Why Bother With Fathers?

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

American singer/songwriter Billy Joel, 60, is getting divorced'again. He and his third wife, former Top Chef host Katie Lee, 27, are splitting after five years of marriage. ...



The Seventh Commandment

Bible Study by Martin G. Collins

The seventh commandment protects family relationships from a sexual standpoint. This study delves into why sexual sins are so destructive and why God wants His children to be chaste and pure.



Marriage—A God-Plane Relationship (Part One)

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

In the United States, marriage has been under assault for many years, at least for the last five or six decades. ...



As In the Days of Lot

'Prophecy Watch' by Earl L. Henn (1934-1997)

Jesus says the end times will be like the days of Lot in Sodom, meaning that rampant homosexuality is a sign of the end. Earl Henn analyzes this growing, worldwide trend.



Right? Wrong?

'Prophecy Watch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

In many respects, America has lost its moral and ethical foundation. Richard Ritenbaugh presents evidence from the fields of medicine, politics and religion that the slide into immorality is quickening.



Sex, Sin and Marriage

'Ready Answer' by Staff

Sexual topics and imagery are all around us, yet God covers the whole subject with His very terse and direct seventh commandment: You shall not commit adultery. Sex and marriage are God-given experiences that Christians need a proper perspective of, as thi. . .



Whose Family Values?

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

Family values has become an important topic in America today. Whose family values should we hold and follow? Is there any indication that we will return to good and right values?



The Scourge of AIDS and the Sacrifice of Christ

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

AIDS and all its ramifications on society impacts the church too. John Ritenbaugh discusses what he has learned about this dreaded disease, as well as showing us how Christ's sacrifice applies in this situation.



Bad Is The New Good For Girls!

Commentary by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, focusing on an insight by Leonard Sax in his book Girls on the Edge, warns that the transition from girlhood to womanhood has been made extremely difficult because of impossible societal demands requiring young women to become sexy supermo. . .



The Erosion of Religious Freedoms

'World Watch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Over the past five decades, Christians have regarded the religious landscape of America with dismay, seeing their freedom to worship as their consciences dictate steadily decline. Richard Ritenbaugh cites numerous recent examples of First Amendment infring. . .



WorldWatch September-October 2003

'World Watch' by David C. Grabbe

News, events, and trends in light of Bible prophecy for September-October 2003:
"Southern Christianity in Motion"; "Roman Catholicism and Homosexuality"; and "AIDS Devastation."



The Sacredness of Marriage

Article by James Beaubelle

Marriage and progressive forms of "marriage" are in the news a great deal these days. From its earliest chapters, Scripture holds the divinely ordained institution of marriage in high regard. James Beaubelle provides the reasons why God considers marriage . . .



The Seventh Commandment

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

Of all of the Ten Commandments, the seventh, "You shall not commit adultery," most clearly covers the subject of faithfulness. The prophet Amos exposes Israel as a people who have a particular problem with this sin and with faithfulness in general. John Ri. . .



Marriage—A God-Plane Relationship (Part Seven)

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The biblical concept of husband and wife being "one flesh" is far more involved than many people think. ...



Putting It In Perspective

CGG Weekly by David C. Grabbe

Hardly a day goes by without a major newspaper or newswire keeping us up-to-date on the latest dirt in the "Catholic clergy abuse scandal." With such media saturation it is easy to see why the general populace has such a negative opinion of Catholic priest. . .



Divorce and Remarriage

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reflecting upon problems understanding the W.C.G. 1974 doctrinal decision on Divorce and Remarriage, contends that any given doctrine must be built layer by layer, combining and comparing scriptures rather than allowing one scripture (such. . .



In the Wake of an Unnatural Disaster (Part Seven)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh reiterates that, although the American Constitution, ratified over 225 years ago, was based on the necessity of retaining a knowledge of God and His Laws, America has been in a moral freefall from the time it had become involved in the Worl. . .



Natural Law

CGG Weekly by David C. Grabbe

Even before Isaac Newton wrote down his observations about gravity, people had a pretty good working knowledge of the principle. ...



Abstinence - Asceticism or Christian Living?

'Ready Answer' by Martin G. Collins

Some equate abstinence with religious asceticism. Abstinence, however, has a much broader purview. Martin Collins explains that Christians may need to abstain from more than just sinful actions.



The Seventh Commandment (1997)

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

For the past 40 years sexual sins have topped the list of social issues in America. Divorce is at an all-time high. John Ritenbaugh examines the seventh commandment, the penalties paid for breaking it and how to become faithful to God in the keeping of it.



The Writing of Prostitutes

'Prophecy Watch' by Martin G. Collins

What is pornography? Is nudity wrong? Discover the attittudes behind pornography and why Christians must strive for purity. This article also includes the insets, 'Government Research and Conclusions on Pornography' and 'Modesty in Clothing.'



Christianity's 'War on Women'?

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, announced on January 20, 2012, that, as part of preventive health services for women, all health plans must provide no-cost coverage—including deductibles and co-payments—for all c. . .



Remember Lot's Wife

'Prophecy Watch' by Ted E. Bowling

Lot's wife is best known for that fact that she looked back and became a pillar of salt. What was so important that she yearned for Sodom? Ted Bowling explains why her example is important to us today.



Are We Losing Our Children?

CGG Weekly by David C. Grabbe

The frenzied pace at which we live takes its toll. Stress, anxiety, pressure, and busyness are the norm in our Western, civilized nations. The demands of life leave most adults gasping for breath and struggling to shoulder the load. But what effect is this. . .



Christian Marriage (Part Two)

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, reflecting on the dismal track record of a great many second and third marriages, suggests that liberals have sullied the marriage institution, ordained by God Almighty to be permanent and holy, elevating debased homosexual and transgender . . .



Christian Marriage (Part One)

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, referring to a recent study reported by Psychology Today, stating that cohabitation has led to increased divorce, marital violence, and lack of fidelity after marriage, points out that mass media has shamelessly used sex to promote material. . .



The Commandments (Part 16)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh reveals that modern Israel's national sins consist of fraud, deceit and faithlessness- reflected in sexual immorality and idolatry (spiritual adultery or spiritual harlotry). Modern Israel has proved to be faithless in her covenant with Alm. . .



Urgency to Get Closer to God

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by Kim Myers

Kim Myers, observing the worsening moral, economic, political, and cultural climate in America, speculates that the time when the offspring of Jacob are going to pay the piper is rapidly closing in. With a national debt of 23 trillion dollars, far larger t. . .



Overlooking Evil

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh, examining the disgusting scandals involving Harvey Weinstein and other philanderers and child molesters exposed in the latest Hollywood debacles, observes that the liberal leftists seem to have tons of dirty laundry to expose to a somew. . .



Leadership and Covenants (Part Six)

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

Our culture appears to be in steep decline, a fact we can see in the undermining of marriage throughout society. Despite having served mankind well down through the millennia, the institution of marriage is crumbling under a three-pronged attack engineered. . .



What's Wrong With 'Here Comes the Groom'?

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, averring one of the major things for which we can be thankful is the marriage covenant, examines some of the chilling, corrosive, and detrimental consequences to a society which spurns the God-given marriage covenant. Radical feminism has t. . .



Dating (Part 2): The Proper Order of Things

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins suggests that many singles have found dating in the church difficult, consequently turning to the world for companionship, courting dangerous consequences. Marriage is not anything to jump into compulsively or impatiently. Before commitment . . .



Dating (Part 1): The Purposes of Dating

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, reflecting on the pervasive influence of pornography on the Internet, television, music, and print media, suggests that young people engaging in premarital sex are acting like sheep to the slaughter, totally oblivious to the real facts of l. . .



In What Way Have We Wearied Him?

CGG Weekly by Martin G. Collins

On a national radio talk show this week, the host interviewed a young man who had written a book at age 17 about ex-President Bill Clinton's immoral influence on America's youth. ...



What Will It Take?

CGG Weekly by David C. Grabbe

Yesterday the Supreme Court of the United States of America removed the ban on homosexual sex. ...



A Culture in Freefall

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Not too long ago, Americans could sneer across the Atlantic at the abysmal state of European moral standards. ...



Leadership and the Covenants (Part Six)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh focuses on the apostle Paul's response to the bitter altercation between Euodia and Syntyche, women church leaders at Philippi, who succeeded in polarizing the congregation by their contentious pride, placing their obsessive desire to be ri. . .



Countering the Culture

Article by Staff

There is no doubt that America's culture is plunging to depths many of us never imagined. To Christians, having to deal with the world is a frightening prospect. Here are five steps we can take to mitigate its influence on our lives.



Do You Feel Free?

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, examining an article by Guy Benson, the political editor for Townhall.com who sees no conflict between his homosexual orientation and his conservative views, suggests that his defense of his uncloseted perversity is emblematic of the weakn. . .



Today's Christianity (Part Two): Southern Christianity Moves North

'Prophecy Watch' by Charles Whitaker

The Immigration Reform Act of 1965 opened the floodgates to immigrants from Latin America, Asia, and Africa. Charles Whitaker asserts that, contrary to the liberal secularists intention to marginalize Christianity through it, the Act instead facilitated th. . .



Hebrews (Part 15)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh warns that we dare not allow a root of bitterness to spring up in us as a result of the trials we go through - those burdens intended by God to strengthen us and perfect us. We are warned not to emulate the example of Esau, whose worldly mi. . .



Doing Righteousness

Sermon by Kim Myers

Kim Myers, drawing some analogies from how the world keeps New Year's resolutions, cautions God's called-out ones not to approach God's Holy Days with the same level of non-commitment. Though we know that righteousness exalts a nation, we also know that Am. . .



A Truly Threatening Time

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, in his keynote "Handwriting on the Wall" message, based on Daniel 5:1-5, issues a stark warning of dire events to befall the Israelitish nations, predicting a truly menacing time when the leftist, 'progressive' powers that curren. . .



Corinthian Parallels to Sodom

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh, comparing the New Testament city of Corinth, the Old Testament city of Sodom, and the Church, finds some disturbing parallels and similarities. The focus of I Corinthians is practical advice on how to live a Christian life in an ungodly. . .



What's So Bad About Babylon? (2003) (Part 1)

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, taking both a backward and a forward look at the meaning of the Feast of Tabernacles, poses the question, "What is so bad about Babylon?" The Babylonian system (code name for the world's political, religious, economic, and cultur. . .



Power

CGG Weekly by David C. Grabbe

If there is calamity in a city, will not the LORD have done it? (Amos 3:6) ...



Forgiving, Giving, and Living

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, assessing Paul's admonition that God's people be imitators of God (Ephesians 5:1-2), acknowledges that God possesses three non-transmittable attributes: omnipotence (being all-powerful), omnipresence (existing everywhere at once), and omni. . .



What Evolution Really Means

Article by David C. Grabbe

In the church, the argument over evolution was settled long ago, but such is not the case in the wider world. David Grabbe goes beyond the science to what embracing evolution actually says about a person's—and a society's—relationship with God.



Does Doctrine Really Matter? (Part 2)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Focusing upon II Corinthians 13:5, John Ritenbaugh cautions us of the futility of assenting to a code of standards we do not intend to apply. Belief without conduct equals a dead faith leading to death. Works give evidence that we really do believe and hav. . .



The Essence of Self-Control

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins concludes that this nation has cast off all restraint regarding self-control and regulation of appetite. Self-absorbed and self-indulgent national leaders, through their disgusting lack of self-control, coupled with their influence on others. . .



Passover and I Corinthians 10

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

In this sermon on the admonitions of I Corinthians 10, John Ritenbaugh warns that, like our forebears, we can lose our salvation if we live a life of divided loyalty even though we have mechanically and physically gone through the ordinances. Like the Old . . .



Lessons From Mount Ebal and Mount Gerizim

Sermon by Charles Whitaker

Charles Whitaker, focusing on Paul's admonition to the Ephesians that there be unity in the Body of Christ, suggests that, in the interests of preserving unity, God judges and then surgically separates hypocrites from real believers. This judgment-resultin. . .



God's Perseverence With His Saints (Part Two)

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, arguing that the subtle infiltration of secularism is the major cause of fissures in the greater Church of God, warns church members how secularism threatens spiritual growth. During our pre-Passover period of self-examination, we must focu. . .



Hosea's Prophecy (Part One)

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, referring to Hosea as the deathbed prophet, the prophet who was ordered by God to make a symbolic marriage to a harlot, declares that this heartbreaking marriage was to portray Israel's unfaithfulness to God. Interestingly, the Book of Hose. . .



Living by Faith: God's Sovereignty

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh expresses alarm that within one generation tolerance for homosexuality and same-sex marriage has gained national approval. Behavior such as exhibited in our current culture is identical to the shameless, greedy culture described by the prop. . .



Maintaining Good Health (Part 5)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh focuses upon the metaphor of eating as a symbol of fornication or the regarding of something as profane, illustrated by the harlot dismissing her affair as if she were consuming a meal,(Proverbs 7:18) and Esau, who regarded his birthright a. . .



Truth (Part 3)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh examines the metaphor of light as a symbol of God's truth or God's Holy Spirit, convicting us of our self-deception, rescuing us from ignorance, and demonically inspired philosophies, leading us into a wholesome relationship with God. Witho. . .



Many Are Called, But Few Are Chosen (Part Two)

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, reflecting on Christ's promise in Matthew 16:18 that He would build His Church, asks us whether we can identify the true church. Yes, we can, if we examine the fruits. For example, the true Church will follow God's Law and eschew the pagan . . .



To Be, or Not To Be, Like Everyone Else?

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, warning us not to be swept up in the bandwagon effect of compromising with sin, challenges us to make sure our convictions are not merely preferences. Solomon, a man gifted with immense wisdom, and whose preparation for leadership involved . . .



Thou Shall Not Covet

Sermon by John O. Reid (1930-2016)

Because virtually every sin begins as an inordinate desire in the mind, John Reid wonders if the command against coveting (inordinate, lustful cravings) could be considered the key to keeping the other commandments, though it is perhaps the most difficult . . .



Habakkuk: A Prophet of Faith (Part Three)

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, reviewing the episode of Habakkuk's frustration that God would use an evil people to punish Israel, points us to the prophet's resolve to cease being a fretful worrier and to become a responsible watcher, determined to understand the purpos. . .



America's Goddess (Part Two)

Commentary by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, reflecting upon President Grover Cleveland's approbation of the Statue of Liberty as our "peaceful deity—greater than all gods," views with alarm the Wiccan Community's current practice of praying to the Statue of Liberty, a. . .



The Times They Are a-Changin'

Sermonette by Clyde Finklea

Clyde Finklea, reflecting on Bob Dylan's lyrics in "The Times They Are A-changin'," reminds us that within a few years of Herbert W. Armstrong death, destructive heresies were imported into our previous fellowship by false teachers and ministers.. . .



In the Wake of an Unnatural Disaster (Part One)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, comparing human behavior in the wake of natural disasters, such as tornadoes and hurricanes, to unnatural disasters, such as bombs and military attacks, suggests that in the latter devastations people become dispirited, listless, as though. . .



Is Valentine's Day Really About Love?

Commentary by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, reiterating that St. Valentine's Day is a shameless syncretism, an attempt to blend pagan rites with Christian observances, asserts that the practice started as a lewd, sensual festival in Rome. Lupercalia is an archaic rite connected with . . .



The Book of Daniel (Part Three)

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, asking us to ponder God's promise to support and save us in our trials, reminds us of the biblical examples of deliverance of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. Nebuchadnezzar evidently did not like the end of Daniel's interpretation of his d. . .



Glorify God in Your Body

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, citing I Corinthians 6:18-20, warns young people against the feeling of invincibility of health as they are tempted to commit fornication and adultery. There are physical and spiritual consequences that go with messing around with a harlot. . .



Can Heart and Mind Be Separate?

CGG Weekly by Staff

'Tis the season of much debate and social strife between the Right and the Left over a perennial topic, the separation of church and state. ...



Is the Tide Turning?

CGG Weekly by David C. Grabbe

January 22, 2006, marked the 33rd anniversary of the United States Supreme Court's decision on Roe v. Wade, which made the killing of unborn children a legal right. ...



The Beast and Babylon (Part Seven): How Can Israel Be the Great Whore?

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

Many longtime students of the Bible have trouble accepting that the Great Harlot of Revelation 17 could be God's people, Israel. However, John Ritenbaugh shows that God's Word frequently paints unfaithful Israel in this light because she has consistently p. . .



I Know Your Works

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh reflects that, over a period of time, we can become an aficionado, learning to evaluate works of art, distinguishing the works of one artist from another, or perhaps a mediocre from a quality work. Likewise, our spiritual works (as evide. . .



Strengthening the Family

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

God ordained marriage and the family for the physical and spiritual growth and nurturing of children. God's goal is a Family composed of mature spirit beings.



A Christian Nation? Reprise

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Several weeks ago, this column commented on the state of American "Christianity" ("A Christian Nation?", January 4, 2002). ...



Nicolaitanism Today

'Prophecy Watch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Three of the seven churches of Revelation 2 receive warnings from Christ to beware Nicolaitanism. What is it? Richard Ritenbaugh shows how Nicolaitanism—a form of Gnosticism—still plagues the church today.



Eating: How Good It Is! (Part One)

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

The Bible frequently uses analogies from physical life to explain spiritual principles. Food and eating are no exceptions. In fact, there are over 700 references to eating in Scripture. The lessons we can learn from them must be important!



Be My Valentine?

Article by Mike Ford

February 14, Valentine's Day, may seem harmless enough—until the truth of its origins comes to light. Mike Ford exposes this pagan day.



Prepare to Meet Your God! (The Book of Amos) (Part Two)

Booklet by John W. Ritenbaugh

What does God see in Israel that so affronts Him that He has to swear "by His holiness"? Israel had every opportunity that the Gentiles did not have: His calling, His promises, His Word, His laws. He gave the Israelites these gifts to help them develop int. . .



Truth (Part 1)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh asserts that nothing is more important than the truth or the seeking after the truth. If we are going to be searching for truth, we should not be seeking it in the philosophies of men (a syncretic system of beliefs having its source in Baby. . .



Acts (Part 15)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

After explaining the context in which Paul advocated going from house to house, John Ritenbaugh reiterates that Paul, who understands clearly that God alone calls (John 6:44), makes his initial contact with non-believers in public places (synagogue and for. . .



Acts (Part 14)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh focuses upon the intent or purpose of the scripture in Deuteronomy 23:2 prohibiting offspring from illegitimate unions (often carrying psychological baggage and irreversible physical damage) from holding offices of responsibility in physica. . .



Amos (Part 4)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh reiterates that when a person contemplates revenge, he makes an enemy of God. Amos, like a circling hawk, makes dire pronouncements on all of Israel's enemies but reserves the harshest judgment for Israel, who should have known better, havi. . .


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