Religion in Politics

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

True Christians should not take religious presidential candidates as a sign of American revival. It is an old ploy, using religion to gain temporal power.


Politics and Idolatry

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Many are not just 'into' politics—it is their religion. They worship at the altar of government, sacrificing to honor the god of politics, the party.


Back to the Future

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

A crisis reveals the grim truth about liberals in high office: They do not understand basic capitalism, and they lack the stomach for international hardball.


What If ... ?

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

God's advice is, 'Seek the LORD and live,' a call to return to godliness and truth. He does not say, 'Vote Republican!' or 'Vote Democrat!'


The Word of the Hour

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Agitating for change could be fighting against God. He may very well have orchestrated the nation's conditions to instigate the next phase of His plan.


Divided We Fall

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The social indicators are not improving as a whole, and as each year goes by, behaviors that were once thought beyond the pale are accepted into the mainstream.


Why We Do Not Vote

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

In America, where the political process is hailed as free and democratic, it is considered somehow "un-American" not to vote whenever the polling stations open.


Hebrews 2: God is Present

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

God's people must immerse themselves daily in the Scriptures. While sinning Israelites consider God to be absent, He is nevertheless present with His saints.


The Victim: Truth

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

We have come to expect mudslinging and attack ads during presidential campaigns. Centuries of such campaigns have produced mean-spirited attacks on candidates.


The 'Success' of Pragmatism

CGG Weekly

This election season exposed two elements of Satan's way: the use of pragmatism to achieve success and pragmatism's destructive nature in competition.


No End of Debate

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Debate is a form of conflict—a war of words, the tongue being mightier than the sword—and people take sides, dig trenches, and do their best to bloody the enemy.


The False Morality of Compassion

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Just as love can be feigned to get a spouse's money or loyalty can be faked to attain a promotion, so can compassion be put on to gain sympathy, votes, and power.


Patriotism, the Summer Soldier, and Our Times (Part One)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Jesus Christ was not a sunshine patriot, but sacrificed everything He had for the sake of God's people and the Kingdom of God—His holy nation.


Implications of the Gospel of the Kingdom

Sermonette by David C. Grabbe

God's people must let go of the world's solutions, involving party spirit, revolutions, and power struggles, placing their trust in the sovereignty of God.


Why Was Hebrews Written? (Part Eleven): God Is Not Silent

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

Christians must seek God Himself and truly listen to what He says in His Word. Only then will they have the heart of wisdom to deal with today's challenges.


Our Enervating Culture

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

If a person cannot honestly ascertain whether a thing is true or false, it will not be long before he loses his grip on reality—which truth defines.


Patriotism, the Summer Soldier, and Our Times (Part Two)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

In terms of patriotism to God's Kingdom, Jesus set the standard higher than anyone else, sacrificing His life for everyone, even before the Father called them.