Satan has taught mankind the craft of war between nations, within families, in politics, and in sports. We must resist being dragged into partisan battles.
Our culture is obsessed with war, relying on conflict, strife, and brute force as the ultimate way to resolve conflicts, with the spoils going to the victor.
When Jesus Christ returns, He will marshal an army of resurrected saints who will wage a just war against the Satan-inspired end-time rebellion.
Martin Collins, citing columnist Thomas Sowell, asserts that peace demonstrations do not bring peace, but war - and that submitting to the over-arching government of the United Nations in terms of disarmament and a blue-helmeted UN police force will not br. . .
Mark Schindler, entering after a stirring song from Lancelot from Camelot compares Lancelot's boldness and vanity with Satan's self-adulation and self-worship in Ezekiel 28 and Isaiah 14. God has not set up us for failure, but if we can't control our inord. . .
Richard Ritenbaugh contends that we in the church should side neither with the progressive (liberal) worldview nor the traditional (conservative) worldview, but march to the beat of a different drummer. Americans, as part of the culture of Israel, debate a. . .
Here are biblical strategies to cultivate the fruit of peace, including controlling our thoughts and emotions, submitting to God's will, and embracing His law.
Richard Ritenbaugh insists that, as Christ's disciples, we have been called for a life of sacrifice'sacrificial giving as a way of life (Romans 12:1). Often we fail to grasp: 1) the desperate emotion expressed by Paul in the word beseech, 2) why he so urge. . .
There can be no doubt that the past five centuries or so have been markedly different from the Medieval and Classical periods of Western history. In fact, so much change has occurred in our modern era that some are positing that, since the Renaissance, a S. . .
This world lauds warmakers, but God says that peacemakers are blessed. The first step in becoming a peacemaker is to be reconciled to God.
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?
God has never given mankind the prerogative to determine whether war is just or not. God has promised to protect us, conditioned on our obedience to our covenant.
One commentator said all public crime would cease if this one law was kept. Another said every sin against one's neighbor springs from breaking this commandment.
The strife between this world's belief systems shows that God did not originate them. False teachings are dangerous because they can erode the faith.
In this conclusion to the two-part vanity series, John Ritenbaugh bridges the Old and New Testament understanding on this vast, sprawling subject. Solomon's statement that all of life is vanity (transitory, useless, and illusory) is only true if one is not. . .
John Ritenbaugh, reflecting upon themes covered in previous sermons and sermonettes, including commitment and our ultimate goal of becoming a member of the God family, explores sanctification as both a state and a process - a time period between justificat. . .
John Ritenbaugh, reflecting that most of the commentaries deal with economic issues, speculates that envy over Israel's wealth have triggered jealousy among gentiles. Economic issues seem to be the primary reasons nations go to war. The invasion of illegal. . .
Since September 11, 2001—and frankly since long before then—the Western and Islamic worlds have increasingly collided. ...
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