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.
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. . .
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. . .
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.
This world lauds warmakers, but God says that peacemakers are blessed. John Ritenbaugh explains the beatitude in Matthew 5:9.
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.
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. . .
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. . .
Since September 11, 2001—and frankly since long before then—the Western and Islamic worlds have increasingly collided. ...
The Tenth Commandment: You Shall Not Covet
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. . .
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