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Faith and Technology

Sermonette by David C. Grabbe

David Grabbe, marveling that over the past 25 years the Church of the Great God has assembled a massive library of electronic resources as a service to the Greater Church of God, as well as to the world at large, asserts that God performed this work at a f. . .

Are Humans Becoming More Intelligent? (Part Four)

Commentary by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, focusing on Romans 1:18-20, reiterates that those who refuse to acknowledge the Creation's public revelation that God exists are totally without excuse. Mankind plagiarized every one of his inventions and innovations from a design God had a. . .

Are Humans Becoming More Intelligent? (Part One)

Commentary by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, reflecting on some of the dazzling recent accomplishments of technology, cautions us not to swallow the deceptive Satanic evolutionary hypothesis taught in our public schools that mankind is becoming smarter than ever before. While Daniel p. . .

Are Humans Becoming More Intelligent? (Part Two)

Commentary by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins warns against accepting the secularist doctrine that technology demonstrates the primacy of human intelligence over anything else. If we measure intelligence as the ability to adequately respond to challenging situations, humans are faring n. . .

Are Humans Becoming More Intelligent? (Part Three)

Commentary by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, reflecting on the Creation account in Genesis, notices evidence of patterns suggesting an artist systematically filling a canvas, populating it according to a certain order of species equipped to multiply. Mankind, the highest rung of physi. . .

What Is Your Social Credit Ranking?

Commentary by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins points out the potential dangers of a recent trend called "social scoring"—the rating of a person's influence by such criteria as the number of social media followers on Twitter and Facebook. The effect will be to create a 'c. . .

Staying On Point

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on our prayers for God to "bless the electronics," asks whether the marvels of modern electronics are really a God-send or something less than a blessing. Perhaps some of us need to change our thinking about electronic. . .

A Famine Of The Word (Part One)

Commentary by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, reviewing the process of how God's Word has been preserved and distributed—on media ranging from animal skins to papyrus to the printed word to the internet—warns that sinister forces have reared their ugly heads to censor the W. . .

Navigating the Third Wave

'Prophecy Watch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Human civilization has experienced two major sociological ages since the beginning of its appearance on the earth. Currently we are in transition to the third age or Third Wave, which has frightening prophetic consequences. However, it's the Fourth Wave, G. . .

Children in the Era of AI (Part One)

Commentary by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins surveys the latest developments in the field of Artificial Intelligence, focusing on the potential for AI technology to replace breadwinners with robots and to invade our privacy. Due to outcries from thinking people, the Mattel Toy Company . . .

Puzzling Ancient Artifacts

Commentary by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, reflecting on some significant archeological findings of metal pots and utensils, tiny metallic rods, tubes, screws, and intricate microscopic artwork found in deposits of coal, granite, and feldspar all around the world, reckoned by radioc. . .

Man's Greatest Creation?

Sermonette by Bill Onisick

Bill Onisick reminds us that God never intended work to be a curse, but instead an exhilarating experience unleashing creativity. This inventiveness has led to the creation of the wheel and axle, compass, combustion engines, electricity, computerized techn. . .

Children in the Era of AI (Part Two)

Commentary by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, continuing his assessment of AI's impact on the well-being of children, points out the rapid implementation of AI-driven voice assistants. Today, some people are talking to voice simulators more frequently than to humans. Tragically, AI vir. . .

Contemporary Primitivism

CGG Weekly by Staff

Our age is more technologically advanced than any that man has previously known. ...

Disintegration

CGG Weekly by David C. Grabbe

Is the globalist dream fading? Forces have long been at work to unite the world—economically, militarily, religiously, educationally, technologically, and governmentally. ...

Psalm 8: God's Majesty

Sermonette by Ted E. Bowling

Ted Bowling, reflecting upon David's awe of the firmament in Psalm 8, a clear witness of the glory and existence of God from the beginning of time. Paradoxically, the self-evident revelation of the lawfulness and majesty of Creation has been denigrated to . . .

Does God Exist?

Booklet by Herbert W. Armstrong

Can the existence of God be scientifically proved? Can we know whether God can possess MIND power? Is it rational to believe in God?

A Light To The World

Commentary by Mark Schindler

Mark Schindler, maintaining that our response to the evil of the world sets us apart as the light of the world, cautions us not to abandon our children to the custody of interactive smartphones or iPads. In 1989, Charles Krauthammer warned that we are movi. . .

Globalism (Part One): Founded on Fear and Faithlessness

'Prophecy Watch' by Charles Whitaker

Charles Whitaker begins a series of articles on globalism. What is it? Where is it headed? Does it have a balancing counterpart? Who is driving it? What does it have to do with the prophecies of the end time?

The Challenge of Growth in the New Eden

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by Charles Whitaker

In this sermon, Charles Whitaker focuses on the marvelous opportunities for young people in God's church who find themselves on the threshold of God's Millennium, a time population growth will take place in abundant prosperity brought about by creative God. . .

How to Combat Future Shock

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh focuses upon a phenomenon described by Alvin Toffler as Future Shock, a stressful malady caused by an inability to accommodate or adjust to rapid change. Over-stimulation and rapid change (accompanied by the death of permanence) eventually . . .

Invisible Algorithms

CGG Weekly by Steven Skidmore

In 2011, Eli Pariser, CEO of viral content website Upworthy, gave a TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) Talk discussing what he called "filter bubbles" and their impact ...

The Zeitgeist of Suicide (Part Four): A Soup Tureen of Trouble

'Prophecy Watch' by Charles Whitaker

With populations around the world in decline, how will governments and businesses maintain the present standard of living? Charles Whitaker reveals that their solution, hinted at in the sudden surge in biotechnology, resides in technology discovering a bra. . .

One Answer to Distractions

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, quoting from efficiency expert or "business chaos crusher" Dave Crenshaw, urges that distractions and interruptions caused by phone, e-mail, computers, or texting, are detrimental to productivity and to the operating a business a. . .

Vision (Part Two)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on Proverbs 29:18 about lacking vision and the grade school game of dodge ball, suggests that the pace of life has picked up so drastically that no one could have been prepared for the changes. Information is being shoved at us . . .

The Zeitgeist of Suicide (Part Two): Causes and Results of Rejecting True Values

'Prophecy Watch' by Charles Whitaker

What are the causes—moral, social, and technological—behind the new demographic realities? Perhaps more importantly, what will be their consequences? Charles Whitaker spotlights the value of children to society—one that is increasingly ig. . .

On The Value of Joy

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, acknowledging that joy is enumerated second in the order of the Fruits of the Holy Spirit in Galatians 5:22, speculates upon the possibility that God intended a pre-determined order for these spiritual gifts, perhaps from the most importan. . .

Preparing to Rule

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

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. . .

Control and Self-Control

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the horrendous prospect of surrendering our control to a driverless vehicle, maintains that Americans treasure their freedom of movement despite the "Nanny State's" insincere protestations about safety as it atte. . .

The Wearing Out of the Saints

Sermon by John O. Reid (1930-2016)

John Reid, anticipating the pressure to conform and compromise placed on God's called-out ones in the coming years, admonishes all of us, that though we may feel worn out, we will ultimately prevail in the end. If the beast power succeeds in revising the c. . .

Be Anxious For Nothing

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh, asking if we have ever been worried or anxious about something, suggested that fear is a normal human emotion. People naturally worry about their own welfare and the welfare of their loved ones, even though our God and Savior tells us t. . .

You Are What You Choose

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, focusing upon the statement of Almighty God in Psalm 50 that He needs absolutely nothing from us, proclaims God's absolute sovereignty and power over everything. Surprisingly, mankind refuses to acknowledge God in their daily dealings. Unf. . .

Avoiding Spiritual Burnout

Sermon by John O. Reid (1930-2016)

John Reid, drawing on an example of an exhausted military medic, explores the problem of burnout with the attending symptoms of collapse, callousness, and giving up. The inability of solving mounting cultural and social problems despite advances in technol. . .

Abraham (Part 2)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

Taking issue with misguided notions of the primitiveness of Abraham, John Ritenbaugh contends that the patriarch was an extremely learned man, a product of a highly advanced civilization. Far from being "an ignorant donkey caravaneer," Abraham wa. . .

Preparing to Rule!

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

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!

Is God a Magician?

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh poses the question of whether technology really improves our character or quality of life. Are we really better people because we ride around in cars rather than walk? Technology, because of the spin it puts on expectations, can be a great . . .

Abraham (Part 10)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh ponders the qualifier "righteous" when applied to Lot. Unlike Abraham who separated himself from sinful society, Lot seemed to involve himself in the affairs of the perverted city, arrogating to himself the role of a judge, attemp. . .

Our Spiritual Reality

Sermonette by Bill Onisick

Bill Onisick, comparing and contrasting virtual reality with spiritual reality, points out that neither can be seen with the naked eye—the first requires special apparatus, and the second requires the eye of faith and God's calling and getting. Faith. . .

Learning the Right Things (Part Two)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reiterating the highly important principle that the lessons a child learns early will impact them years later (Proverbs 22:6), states that this principle has society-wide meaning as well. If parents have not assumed their rightful roles as. . .

Nothing Withheld!

Commentary by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, informing us that even though the electric automobile entered the scene concurrently with the gasoline powered car, the limited capacity of batteries forced the producers of these vehicles into bankruptcy. Over the years, engineers have imp. . .

Fukushima: Aftermath and Implications

'World Watch' by David C. Grabbe

The devastating earthquake and resulting tsunami that hit Japan on March 11 have not garnered as much concern as the subsequent crisis involving the nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant. David Grabbe ponders, not just the effects of this catast. . .

Globalism (Part Two): The Tents of Shem

'Prophecy Watch' by Charles Whitaker

Globalism is a fact of our age, but what ideas and institutions undergird it? Charles Whitaker shows that most of globalisms underlying principles have their origins in the Israelitish peoples.

Every Action Has a Reaction

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Addressing the problem of our supposed anonymity and insignificance, John Ritenbaugh asserts that the little things we do make big impacts in the grand scheme of things; little things make a big difference. Corollaries of this "little things count&quo. . .



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