The law of God possesses a harmony that comprise a beautiful system—one both corrective and constructive—that works toward achieving an even more beautiful goal.
A great many Americans feel that they do not have to submit to the government. John Reid brings the Bible's viewpoint into this discusssion.
Americans love law in principle, but when the law begins to squeeze them and their accustomed lifestyles, it becomes acceptable to ignore the offending law.
America has a major problem: too many laws. ...
Over-emphasis on law produces rigidity and loophole hunters, while over-emphasis on spirit produces emotional imbalance, permissiveness, and lack of structure.
While many people like some of God's laws, they like to pick and choose, preferring a blend of their own preferences with some of God's laws added in.
Protestant theologians have created an artificial divide between mercy and law-keeping, asserting that 'the law of liberty' does away with God's Law.
No part of God's Law has been 'done away'. Jesus came to magnify the law, giving it a far more penetrating, spiritual application. Man flounders without law.
John Ritenbaugh acknowledges that this is not our Father's world and that man's laws, established by "community" mores, are often at cross purposes with God's holy law—laws such as legalized infanticide (abortion) and same-sex 'marriage' (sexual perversion). Consequently, a true Christian cannot become caught up …
Too many feel that they are above the law, but paradoxically, laws proliferate when corruption prevails. We must be subject to all law, God's and man's.
For weeks now debate has raged over whether the Ten Commandments monument in the Alabama courthouse should be removed. ...
Even though they were originally very limited, over time, Federal rules have intertwined with local laws, snuffing out the jurisdiction of local governments.
As obnoxious as tyrannical power may seem, we have the obligation to behave lawfully. Even the vilest of leaders has been allowed by God to rule.
The Ten Commandments open with the most important, the one that puts our relationship with God in its proper perspective. It is a simple but vital command.
Political correctness is a kind of programmed conditioning by progressives to convince people to override their common sense and clear evidence.
Idolatry is probably the sin that the Bible most often warns us against. We worship the source of our values and standards, whether the true God or a counterfeit.
Richard Ritenbaugh, comparing the tax systems devised by human governments with God's offerings, observes that mankind's tax laws are intricate, while God's system of offerings are straightforward. Deuteronomy 16:16 does not specify the exact amount of the offering, but does ask us to make a thoughtful recollection of the …
The real issue in the calendar controversy is not astronomical, but faith in God's sovereignty, providence, and His right to assign responsibility.
John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the recent demise of our prior fellowship, suggests that many of us have been guilty of making an idol of the church, letting it stand between God and ourselves. Our obligation is to follow the life-saving message (a message given to Herbert W. Armstrong during his tenure as God's apostle), …
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.
John Ritenbaugh focuses upon the topic of exercising ones legal rights, examining scriptures pertaining to the subject, including taking a brother to court, submitting to civil government, paying taxes, responding to lawsuits, and dealing with corrupt court systems and unfair settlements. As Paul (through the brave intervention …
If we are summoned to serve on a jury, how would we respond? Christ has counseled us that we should not condemn lest we be condemned; judgment is His.