In the past fourteen years, 292 people were killed in four April mass murders in the United States, and perhaps others could be added to the tally.
The echoes of gunfire had barely faded over Newtown, Connecticut, when American political forces began wrangling over gun-control legislation and the Second Amendment. Richard Ritenbaugh argues that this knee-jerk reaction misses other, more likely causes . . .
Many Americans have reached the nadir of morality and inhumanity described in Hosea 4:1-2. How much lower can we go and still function as a civil society?
In all religious confrontations, the motivation is the desire for power. It is a desire to have the upper hand, to control the target of one's desires.
John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on news reports of the tragic mass slaying in Connecticut in mid-December 2012, motivating the liberal Democrat politicians to call for gun control, observes that throughout the 'civilized world,' ironically, where the gun contr. . .
John Ritenbaugh, focusing on Ezekiel 7:23-26, and reflecting on the horrible elementary school massacre in Connecticut in mid-December, 2012 observes that this nation has had no trouble tolerating the murder of young people. (52,000,000 abortions have been. . .
The city of Charlotte, North Carolina, has been in mourning for the last week since two Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers, Sean Clark and Jeff Shelton, were murdered late last Saturday night, March 31, after responding to a domestic disturbance. ...
Richard Ritenbaugh reflects on the April 30, 2019 shooting at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte campus. Like the Synagogue shooting in California a few days earlier, a brave hero, Riley Howell, an ROTC student, saved the lives of his fellow stude. . .
Richard Ritenbaugh reflects on the horrendous school shooting in Florida, perpetrated by a deranged student, Nicholas Cruz, who had just been transferred to an institution for students with behavioral issues. The police had been called to his house 32 time. . .
We dare not yield to politically correct propaganda, brainwashing us into thinking that murder, sexual perversion, or any evil is acceptable in the eyes of God.
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.
Richard Ritenbaugh, pointing out that, while the Democrats and the spin machine of the mainstream media have obsessed with the fake Russian collusion narrative, they ignore extremely more important world events. The conflagration on the Temple Mount in Jer. . .
John Ritenbaugh reiterates that political correctness is a kind of programmed conditioning, undertaken by leftist 'liberal' 'progressives' to convince people to override their common sense and the evidence of their five senses, coercing gullible people to . . .
When Jesus said the end time would be like the days of Noah, did He mean that the last days would be violent and corrupt, or that they would come suddenly?
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.
We often take our children's toys for granted, but they are actually tools that can teach either right or wrong. John Reid gives some guidelines for choosing proper toys for our kids.
The position of the Church of the Great God on the subject of abortion. Counters some of the major arguments used by pro-abortionists.
In this keynote address of the 1995 Feast of Tabernacles, John Ritenbaugh asserts that because cultural restraints which once held human nature in check have been removed, vile human nature has waxed increasingly more corrupt and depraved, approaching cond. . .
...Is that not all it takes? All we have to do, according to this formula, is to get world leaders in one room, and after a few handshakes and a couple of beers—voila! World peace! It is so simple: Just let them jabber at each other for a few hours, . . .
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.
Because of the long conflict between Israel and Edom, one might think that Obadiah would gladly predict the Edomites' downfall, yet he laments Edom's horrible end.
The defilement that begins in the heart is shaped, molded, and conditioned by the media, training people to override their conscience, desensitizing them.
The horror movie genre is now a critically acclaimed sector of Hollywood. Horror's upswing at the box office is connected to the culture's state of fear.
John Ritenbaugh, reiterating that only by a massive returning to God will a positive change take place on the political landscape, declares that such a returning is not likely to happen. A group of people to rectify the ugly situation has not emerged. Like. . .
Many believe that we are allowed to take another's life in defense of our own, God's Word distinguishes only between accidental and premeditated killing.
The rash of school shootings in America definitely has a cause, but it is not the ones that the "experts" blame on the evening news. Richard Ritenbaugh argues that the cause can be found in God's absence from our schools and public life.
Joe Baity posited that policies regarding Covid-19 have virtually high-jacked civilization across the face of the earth, and along with the George Floyd protests and uprisings, are generating massive quantities of fear, anger and resentment. He warns that . . .
The veneer of civility that covers civilization is thin, hardly able to conceal our carnal nature. That nature turns violent seemingly at the drop of a hat.
Our society is becoming increasingly violent. The sixth of the Ten Commandments covers crime, capital punishment, murder, hatred, revenge and war.
American culture is in obvious decline, and it is undoubtedly linked to the fact that mainstream Christianity is bereft of moral leadership. While it may turn around, the outlook is bleak. John Ritenbaugh exhorts the reader to remember God's purpose for hu. . .
John Ritenbaugh cautions that most religious-professing people (including many members of the greater church of God) have not used the Word of God as their standard of morality and conduct, but instead are allowing society and culture to shape their attitu. . .
Satan works on us through our imagination; he broadcasts images to our minds. To counter this, we must resist him, practice humility and draw close to God.
Jesus emphasized the spirit of the law, which places deterrents on the motive (anger, resentment, envy, revenge), preventing murder from ever taking place.
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