Where can we find the true religion, the true church, in all this confusion? Only the church Christ founded and heads today has the answers to eternal life.
The church will continue until it has accomplished its purpose, which means that the true church is still in existence on the earth, and it can be found.
God's true church cannot be found without revelation nor can one join the organization; God calls and places each member in its appropriate place in the Body.
The church plays a major role in God's Word, so it is no wonder that the church is represented by literally dozens of symbols.
Ups and downs, blessings and trials, have characterized every era of the church. God's people are always battling something negative between the brief highs.
The function of the church is like a teacher's college, preparing the firstfruits and providing them with the needed education and character development.
The seven churches of Revelation 2-3 all existed simultaneously and the characteristics of five of them will apparently be extant at the return of Christ.
The book of Amos is an astounding prophecy, closely paralleling the conditions in the Western world today. Amos reveals how unrighteousness undermines society.
People who try to supplement their spiritual diet with lawlessness or other heresies risk losing their identity, and ultimately their spiritual life.
Like the four groups of seeds exposed to various qualities of soil, many have heard the true gospel, but few have remained faithful after the onslaught of hardship.
The One who sent forth His Spirit to create and breathe life into the physical world, also breathed on His disciples and endowed them with spiritual life.
God, following a pattern, routinely calls the lowly and weak to guard against pride. God will transform the weak of this world through His Holy Spirit.
John Ritenbaugh reiterates five pitfalls threatening the salvation of God's called-out ones: 1.) either one makes continuous efforts to bear spiritual fruit or he forfeits his part in God's Kingdom; 2.) one must be thankful that Jesus Christ cares continuously; 3.) one must be aware that the tenor of the times make witnessing …
The Arnoldists, Albigenses, Cathers, Waldensians, and the Lollards all had Sabbath-keepers in their ranks. Gradual syncretism is a pattern of church history.
A Statement of Purpose and Beliefs of the Church of the Great God
We must avoid forgetting the connection between past and present, especially as our forebears had to battle outer and inner enemies of God's truth.
Christ cautions the Pergamos congregation to shun the doctrine of the Nicolaitans. The Church suffers when it harbors those who compromise and offend.
John Ritenbaugh, continuing his exposition on Ecclesiastes, focuses on three interrelated terms: paradox (something contrary to expectation), conundrum (a riddle), and wisdom (skill in arts, such as Bezalel and Oholiab who were gifted in a specific skill—or spiritual insight). We are called into the body of Christ gifted …
John Ritenbaugh, suggesting that while Passover, not really a Holy Day, is inextricably bound to the Days of Unleavened Bread, and the Last Great Day, while a Holy Day, is bound inextricably to the Feast of Tabernacles. The Last Great Day is the capstone of God's plan, a time billions of people will be glorified and burdens will …