Roman Catholic and Protestant Confessions About Sunday

Article by Staff

It is generally known and freely admitted that early Christians observed the seventh day as the Sabbath, and that mere men changed God's times and laws.


The Catholic Church: Declining or Reviving?

'WorldWatch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

With all the abuse cases casting aspersions on Catholic priests—and some are indeed guilty of the charges against them—many people believe that the Roman Catholic Church is in decline and that it will never regain its moral authority. Richard Ritenbaugh argues that, instead, Pope Benedict XVI will use this crisis to …


"I Will Build My Church"

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Although Peter was given responsibilities of leadership, as connoted from the rock imagery or symbolism, he was not granted the post of 'vicar of Christ.'


Purpose-Driven Churches (Part 3)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Outcome based religion exalts numerical growth and feeling good over the truth of God, promoting the use of modern psychology over 'divisive' biblical doctrine.


Rome's Challenge (Part 1)

Article by Staff

The Catholic Church admits to changing the day of worship from Sabbath to Sunday. Protestants who keep Sunday are bowing to presumed Catholic authority.


A Pope Resigns

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

On Monday of this week, February 11, 2013, the world was shocked to learn that Pope Benedict XVI had announced his resignation from the papacy, effective February 28. ...


Rome's Challenge (Part 2)

Article by Staff


The Secular Day of Rest Law

Commentary by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins alerts us to a plethora of political moves during 2014 initiated by European socialist labor unions and backed by interfaith churches, designed to enforce Sunday as the common universal week day of rest. This initiative could well lead to persecution of those who desire to keep God's seventh day Sabbath. Political …


Fishy Syncretism

Commentary by Martin G. Collins

Mainstream Christianity has unwittingly embraced the symbol of Dagon, attaching this fish symbol to Christ. Worship aids and reminders are idolatry.


Did Christ's Resurrection Change the Day of Worship? (Part One)

CGG Weekly by David C. Grabbe

Protestants will not concede Papal authority. Instead, they justify Sunday-worship by saying they are honoring the day on which Christ rose from the dead.


Rome's Challenge (Part 3)

Article by Staff


The Origin of the Christian Cross

Commentary by Martin G. Collins

The symbol of the cross flourished centuries before Christ came on the scene, serving as an initial for Tammuz. God's true church has never used the cross.


The Woman Atop the Beast (Part 1)

'Prophecy Watch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Revelation 17 depicts a fallen woman astride a beast, drunk with the blood of God's saints. Whom does this image represent? "Christian" history makes the answer plain!


Rome's Challenge (Part 4)

Article by Staff


Is the Symbol of the Cross Idolatry? (Part One)

CGG Weekly by Mike Ford

Will wearing a silver cross around the neck keep a person from harm? Will it stay the hand of Satan? Superstitions about the cross arose long before Christ.


Easter 2017

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The world's churches have adopted the fertility symbols of Easter bunnies, Easter eggs, and the traditional Easter ham from pagan, pre-Christian rituals.


Reasons for Not Celebrating Christmas

CGG Weekly by John Reiss

Jesus was not born on December 25. The roots of Christmas are found in Saturnalia, and many of the trappings of Christmas are directly imported from paganism.


A Pope For Europe

'WorldWatch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The recently elected Pope Benedict XVI has already set out sweeping goals for his pontificate. Richard Ritenbaugh wonders, however, how much this German pope will be able to accomplish—and whether his efforts will incite turmoil in Europe.


The God of the Old Testament

'Ready Answer' by Pat Higgins

Many believe that the God of the Old Testament was a cruel, angry God, while Jesus, the God of the New Testament, is kind and loving. Here's what Scripture shows.


Something Fishy

Sermonette by Mike Ford

Catholics eat fish on Friday as a form of penance, commemorating Christ's supposed death on 'Good' Friday. During pagan Lent, eating fish on Friday is mandatory.


Pope Francis Is Elected (Part One)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the recent election of Pope Francis, states that he believes in conspiracy theories in a very narrow way, believing that there have always been conspiracies to transfer or hold on to power on behalf of powerful interest groups in the world's governments. The entire earth was Satan's residence along …


Old Pope, New Pope

'WorldWatch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

A rare event in Vatican history occurred when Pope Benedict XVI resigned his office due to deteriorating health. He has been succeeded by an Argentinian, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who took the papal name of Francis. Richard Ritenbaugh compares the two popes' doctrinal positions and styles of leadership.


Pope Francis Questions Hell

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh discusses the explosive interview concerning the reality of hell conducted by Eugenio Scalfari, a longtime atheist friend of Pope Francis. According to Scalfari, Pope Francis maintains that hell does not exist. In stating that condemned souls just "disappear," the Pope denies the 2000-year-old Roman …


Why So Many Religions? (Part Two)

CGG Weekly by John W. Ritenbaugh

Part One, published several weeks ago, ever so briefly covered one aspect of why there are so many religions. ...


Is Mary Worthy of Worship?

Article by David C. Grabbe

The Catholic Church places great importance on Mary, to the point that many Catholics are pushing for Mary to be recognized as 'Co-Redemptrix!


Does Doctrine Really Matter? (Part Fourteen)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

God has sanctified no day other than the Sabbath. Sunday worship is a pagan deviation, perpetuated by Gnosticism, a movement that despises God's laws.


Many Are Called, But Few Are Chosen (Part Two)

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Despite the Council of Laodicea's condemnation of the Sabbath, a group of believers termed Paulicians kept God's laws and resisted the heresy from Rome.


How Did Europe Get This Way?

'WorldWatch' by David C. Grabbe

The Europe of the past few decades has honestly earned the label of "that vast plain of irreligion." What caused its secularization? David Grabbe shows that religion is to blame.


Truth-Based Worship Vs Spiritual Confusion

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

God never accepts worship that comes from human reasoning and the traditions of man. The starting point for worship must always be God and His revelation.


Is Valentine's Day Really About Love?

Commentary by Martin G. Collins

St. Valentine's Day started as a lewd, sensual, pagan festival in Rome. Lupercalia is a rite connected with fertility, honoring Venus, the goddess of sex.


The Blood Libel and the Holocaust: The Cost of Wrong Doctrine

'Prophecy Watch' by Charles Whitaker

For centuries across Europe, Catholicism taught that the Jews were guilty of deicide—the murder of Jesus Christ. At various times in its history, the Church felt no compunction to ghettoize the Jews, ostracize them, confiscate their goods, and murder them. Charles Whitaker shows how false teaching like this can lead to …


The Covenants, Grace, and Law (Part Twenty-Two)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

The Gnostics criticized by Paul in Colossians 2:16-17 were guilty of bringing in ritualistic ascetic discipline to propitiate demons.


Is the Symbol of the Cross Idolatry? (Part Two)

CGG Weekly by Mike Ford

Nowhere in the Bible are we told to venerate the symbol of the cross. The early church certainly did not. It was introduced into Catholic churches in AD 431.


Ich Bin Heide

'WorldWatch' by Charles Whitaker

World news, events, and trends from the standpoint of biblical prophecy for November 2004: " Ich Bin Heide "


Christmas and Sun Worship

Sermonette by Mike Ford

Christmas, Easter, and Halloween all derive from sex, fertility, and sun worship. Christmas traces to the incestuous relationship of Semiramis and Nimrod.


A Dark Cloud on the Horizon

Commentary by Clyde Finklea

Pope Francis' 2030 agenda calls for a one world Holy Catholic Apostolic Church. The Papacy cast out its net to the evangelicals starting in July of 2014.


Christmas Contradictions

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Christmas is a bundle of contradictions, inanities, and outright lies. The astounding fact is that most people are aware of this, yet still observe this pagan day.


Above the Fray

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The New Testament contains no calls to get involved in government to affect change in society. The change must be internal and individual, not a crusade.


Belief with Obedience

Sermon by John O. Reid (1930-2016)

Catholics and Protestants, because of lack of belief, do not find the Bible a sufficient guide to salvation. They claim to believe Christ, yet disobey.


The Miracles of Jesus Christ: Healing Peter's Mother-in-Law

Bible Study by Martin G. Collins

Jesus had served the people all day, but when He entered Simon Peter's house, He found He had one more miracle to perform: healing Peter's mother-in-law.


Putting It In Perspective

CGG Weekly by David C. Grabbe

Catholic clergy have been the target of the media, yet Protestant ministers actually have a higher rate of sexual abuse. The rate is even higher among teachers.


The Handwriting Is on the Wall (1997)

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

In this keynote address of the 1997 Feast of Tabernacles, John Ritenbaugh warns that people are not going to understand the significance of prophecies until the prophecies are being fulfilled or have been completely fulfilled. Understanding prophecy is secondary in importance to overcoming, growing, developing character, and …


The Fourth Commandment (Part 3)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Jesus magnified the Sabbath, giving principles by which to judge our activities. Each time Jesus taught about the Sabbath, He emphasized some form of redemption.


Why Passover and Not Easter?

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The Catholic Church did not forbid keeping the Passover until AD 325. The controversy over Passover or Easter boils down to following Scripture or Roman tradition.


In the Wake of an Unnatural Disaster (Part Two)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reiterating that Satan has indeed deceived the entire world, maintains that not only has Satan made exponential progress enslaving people with 'progressive' socialist leadership, but he has infiltrated the ranks of millions of nominal Christians, infecting them with destructive, pathogenic immorality, causing …


Is New Year's Eve Pagan?

Sermonette by Mike Ford

New Year's celebrations often involve drunkenness, debauchery, and adultery. God commands us to separate ourselves from these customs and traditions of the world.


Religious Confusion and You

'Prophecy Watch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Nothing is more confused than the state of religion today. God's people can stay above the fray by being firmly grounded in His Word. Included are seven principles of Bible study.


Misconceptions and Malarkey About the Holy Spirit (Part One)

'Ready Answer' by David F. Maas

Most of Christianity believes in the Trinity, but a slim minority holds to a much older belief, one that hearkens back to the earliest Christians.


Do You Recognize This Man? (Part Seven)

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh contrasts the true view of the afterlife with the prevailing Protestant view as reported by patheos.com, stating that at the end time, God will judge between the righteous and unrighteous, consigning the righteous to a blissful heaven or a tormenting hell. In both Protestantism and Roman Catholicism, there is …


Many Are Called, But Few Are Chosen (Part Five)

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

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.


Human Will and God's Sovereignty (Part Three)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

God-designed personalities, having His character, will make up God's family, not self-made personalities created by human will. We must yield as He creates.


How Little They Know

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, analyzing two articles about the current state of religion in the United States (one from George Barna and the other from a disgruntled Protestant who converted to Roman Catholicism), expresses alarm that universalism, pluralism, and multiculturalism have made significant inroads into mainstream 'Christianity,' …


A Distant Reflection

'Prophecy Watch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Considering the events and trends exhibited in the modern church of God, will it follow the disastrous example of early second-century Christianity?


Be My Valentine?

Article by Mike Ford

February 14, Valentine's Day, may seem harmless enough—until the truth of its origins comes to light. Mike Ford exposes this pagan day.


Does Doctrine Really Matter? (Part Thirteen)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, repeating his caution about uncritically reading certain theological books and commentaries, warns that deception will abound exponentially in the Information Age. The elect are not immune to antinomian deception, including the doctrine of eternal security, the total depravity of man, unconditional love, …


The Fourth Commandment (Part 1)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

The Sabbath is a special creation, a very specific period of holy time given to all of mankind, reminding us that God created and is continuing to create.