However one reads the book of Ecclesiastes, it must be admitted that Solomon's conclusions are spot-on in terms of human reality. ...
John Reid, a veteran of the Korean war, knows the horrors of war. We are in a spiritual war right now, and it will only become hotter as we near the end!
A reason lies behind the devastating wars that have plagued mankind since the beginning. John Ritenbaugh gives the uncomplicated solution: Men have broken the sixth commandment!
While suffering under the tyrannical, secular regime of Saddam Hussein, the Iraqi people were more personally free from the murderous, religious radicals of the various Islamic sects. ...
In this Feast of Trumpets message, Richard Ritenbaugh indicates that God (sometimes referred to as the Lord of Hosts) will marshal an army of resurrected saints who will wage a just war. Trumpets represent a cry of alarm and a call to action. The only time. . .
God's command for Israel to execute total war on the Canaanites has a rational—and yes, Christian—explanation. He is not cruel; there is a benevolent reason.
John Ritenbaugh, focusing on the civil government's sword or power to impel or inflict hurt, reads a poem by Marine Chaplain Dennis O'Brien, which claims that the soldier is the source of democracy and liberties. Our culture is obsessed with war (political. . .
John Ritenbaugh, focusing on Ephesians 2:1-3, cautions us that, although God has sanctified us, we share the same spiritual roots as every other human being, namely, carnal nature, which Scripture defines to be at enmity with His law, walking according t. . .
Focusing on the infamous Pearl Harbor attack, John Reid develops the concept of preparing for total war, including rationing, scrap metal drives, and victory gardens. Spiritually, we are also in a total war, requiring that we mobilize all we have to win th. . .
Martin Collins, continuing his expose of the methods the elite have used to murder those incompatible with the new, emerging 'communitarianism,' reports that Henry Kissinger has praised Barack Obama as the agent of the New World Order, committed to a sinis. . .
John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the prophetic comments of Christ in Matthew 24:4, reminds us not to be troubled about the wars and rumors of wars, likening them to the Braxton Hicks false labor pains. As they increase in frequency, we should take note, espe. . .
Ronny Graham, reflecting on the attack on Pearl Harbor, recounts the story of the band of brothers (Paratroopers E-Company ) trained to rush into battle in the winter of 1944 at the Battle of the Bulge and D-Day. The sense of purpose and the bonding of the. . .
Martin Collins reiterates that God alone has the prerogative of giving and taking life. As spirit -begotten citizens and ambassadors of God's Heavenly Kingdom, we do not take up arms on behalf of any nation on the earth. As residents of the country into wh. . .
Martin Collins, reflecting upon the current massive military build-up, suggests that some social analysts consider war as a basic social system (in what biblical prophecy would identify as the over-arching Babylonian system). Our forebears entered into thi. . .
Increased war is one of the signs of the end, as Jesus shows in Matthew 24. What is the pace of war in this century? Is the world becoming more peaceful or more violent?
The news of the week involved the latest verbal blunder of televangelist Pat Robertson. ...
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.
A basic strategy in war is to remove or disable the enemy's leadership. Christians fight a constant spiritual war, and this strategy applies here as well.
The sixth commandment, forbidding murder, is rare among the Ten Commandments in that a clear and short line can be drawn between its commission and its horrible consequences. Yet, as John Ritenbaugh shows, some people—even nominal Christians—fi. . .
John Ritenbaugh, expounding upon the sixth commandment, focuses upon the curious aberration of 'holy wars,' killing in the name of religion, or the motivation for waging 'just' wars. God has never given mankind the prerogative to determine whether war is j. . .
John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on a review of Christopher Browning's sobering 1992 book, Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland, explains the chilling group-think mentality of people who under normal circumstances would no. . .
John Ritenbaugh reiterates that mankind does not have (nor ever had) the prerogative to determine standards of righteousness, including whether war is justified. God clearly demonstrated that He was willing to fight Israel's battles for them. Neither ancie. . .
This past Wednesday, Veterans Day, was the 96th anniversary of what was originally known as Armistice Day, proclaimed by President Woodrow Wilson to commemorate the cessation of hostilities ...
Jesus magnifies the Law in Matthew 5, moving beyond the behavior into the motivating thought behind the deed, warning that we do not retaliate in kind.
Of the Four Horsemen, the red horse is the easiest to interpret. While war is the predominant symbol, the rider of the red horse may strike closer to home.
John Ritenbaugh highlights a dangerous flaw in our evaluation of religious truth. If the God of the Bible (who cannot lie and is not a God of confusion) were involved in the religions of the world—mainstream Christianity and Islam - there would be no. . .
The defilement that begins in the heart is shaped, molded, and conditioned by the media, training people to override their conscience, desensitizing them.
Have you ever considered what it will be like right after Christ returns? What will you do, as a king, to help and govern the people placed under you? Believe it or not, you are already developing those skills!
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