You've Got to Hear What I Heard . . .
Article by Kenneth G. Griswold
Sometimes we hear some juicy tidbit, and we have to pass it on! But what if it is not true? Kenneth Griswold weighs in on the effects of gossip.
Pride, Contention, and Unity
'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh
The sin of pride underlies many of our other sins, and it is often the reason for the contentions we get into as brethren. John Ritenbaugh looks at the origins of pride and shows how it manifests itself in us.
Panting After the Dust
'Prophecy Watch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh
In every culture in every century, the rich and the strong have oppressed the poor and weak for their own gain. America is no different. How long will it be until God calls them into account?
Tithing: God's Financial System
Article by John O. Reid (1930-2016)
God has set in place a wonderful system to pay for the promulgation of His truth. John Reid discusses tithing in general, the different tithes and what income is titheable, and answers several common questions on the subject.
The 'Gaying' of America
'Prophecy Watch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh
The 1990s has seen the rise of militant homosexuality and government sponsorship of the gay agenda. What are God's views on the subject? What does this mean for America?
Beware of Faith Blockers!
Article by Staff
The faith of God's people has been severely tested in recent years. We need to be working on increasing our faith and ridding our lives of attitudes that block faith. Then we can begin to be profitable servants.
Who Is Doing the Work of God?
'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh
What is more important: preaching the gospel to the world or feeding the flock? John Ritenbaugh gives reasons why we should at this time be concentrating on reversing the church's serious spiritual decline before we presume to go to the world.
What Do You Do in the Dark?
Article by Mike Ford
Character has been defined as "what you do in the dark." It is what you are when no one else can see you. Mike Ford uses the story of Joseph in Potiphar's house to extract some lessons about character.
The Scourge of AIDS and the Sacrifice of Christ
'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh
AIDS and all its ramifications on society impacts the church too. John Ritenbaugh discusses what he has learned about this dreaded disease, as well as showing us how Christ's sacrifice applies in this situation.
Europe Steps to the Right
'Prophecy Watch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh
In 1993 many of the governments in Europe turned conservative, leading to speculation that Europeans were ready for a leader to step up to solve their problems. Could this be a forerunner to the Beast rising?
Standing Up for God
Article by Staff
Standing up against the majority is never easy, but as Christians, we have been called to do just that. We need to grow in courage until we "are bold as a lion" (Proverbs 28:1)!
Judging Our Brothers
'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh
The subject of judging is a sensitive one in this age. Is it proper for Christians to judge matters? What does the Bible say on the matter?
On Your Marks . . . Get Set . . . Go!
Article by Charles Whitaker
Jumping the gun and going offside are infractions that have spiritual counterparts. We do not want to be guilty of moving before God does. So what should we be doing in the meantime?
Respect or Respect of Persons?
'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh
What is the proper balance between respecting someone and showing respect of persons? Is formality among church members necessary? Desirable? How should Christians treat each other in this area?
Wars and Rumors of Wars
'Prophecy Watch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh
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?
Our Calling - The Work of God
Article by Staff
Herbert Armstrong wrote that his work was finished, but the work of the church continues. What is our work today? What is God's Work? This article discusses where the church's energies need to be focused now.
Get the Church Ready!
'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh
What should the church be doing during this time of scattering and doctrinal confusion? What did Herbert Armstrong say must be done? Is the gospel limited to preaching to the unconverted?
The Bear Looks Eastward
'Prophecy Watch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh
Richard Ritenbaugh surveys the situation in Russia in 1993 and sees a movement away from the West and toward Asia.
Facing Change: A Lesson from I Kings 13
Article by John O. Reid (1930-2016)
Using the story of God's prophet in I Kings 13, John Reid derives several lessons we can apply in this time of doctrinal confusion.
Here's to Your Good Health!
'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh
Maintaining good health is a vital part of our duty to glorify God in our bodies. We should study health and ourselves so we can keep the temple of the Holy Spirit healthy and do good for others.