The story of two demoniacs at Gadara reveals how demons exercise their powers, and shows the difference between demon influence and demon possession.
Mike Ford, describing a picture of a fox hiding in the middle of a group of bloodhounds, with the caption, "When in trouble, try to blend in," compares this picture to the results of a Barna poll stating that 59% of 'Christians' do not believe in Satan. Hollywood and the 'progressive' media have done a good job of providing …
The spirit in man is initially good, but capable of being influenced by the spirit of this world, and surcharged with Satan's negative attitudes.
Relatively few in the Western world know the origin of Islam and the Koran, and fewer still understand the implications. What is the source of this spring?
We are open to invisible communication from the spirit world—communication designed to conform us to the course of this world. Recognizing it is vital.
John Ritenbaugh, continuing on the subject why liberals love illegal aliens, insists that altruism is the farthest thing from the mind of liberals. They desire the votes of minorities and they want power over them, making them dependent so that the disgruntled special interest groups can overturn the influence of the majority …
The process of being taken over by sin usually takes place over a lengthy period of time as we allow Satan's deceptive words to corrode our attitudes.
In evaluating the dubious fruits of a false minister, we must realize that belief and conduct are inextricably linked and the linkage must be with God's Word.
The prince of the power of the air is responsible for influencing the zeitgeist (dominant mindset of the time), pulling us away from God and His law.
The origins of our adversary, Satan the Devil, and his host of fallen angels or demons. God has promised us protection if we yield to and obey Him.
Jesus Christ was frequently asked to cast demons out of people. The exorcism He performed in the synagogue in Capernaum reveals both authority and mercy.
David Maas, cuing in on Ecclesiastes 2:3, affirms that Solomon, neither a hedonistic party-goer nor a burned-out, despairing derelict attempting to drink his sorrows away, actually studied pleasure, mirth, despair, and madness with the rigorous mindset of an anthropological scientist, able to detach himself to objectively …
John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the works of Martin Luther, suggested that the revered reformer was a crafty political leader and a proponent of situation ethics, suggesting that we owe nothing to God but faith, and it is not what we do, but what we believe that is important. The founders of this nation were similarly guided more …
Christians must continue to fight against self-centered and deception long after their calling to deepen and strengthen their relationships with God.
Satan uses lies and disinformation to promote self-satisfaction over obedience to God. The way to the kingdom is through self-denial, even suffering unjustly.
The Beast is a reality, and it is coming to pass in the scope of globalism. Satan has a vast reservoir of people he can work through; we used to be a part of it.
Charles Whitaker, reflecting on a recent hornet infestation at his house, notes that throughout the Bible, hornets are associated with terror. Today God seems to be allowing deadly infestations of both insects and deadly micro-organisms to plague modern Israel, which can spread and overwhelm the host. The infestation sometimes …
Help in following God comes from displacing the love for the world with the love for God, and setting our hearts on spiritual treasures instead of earthly ones.
With dominion comes responsibility to maintain. The sad history of mankind shows that he has mismanaged his power, bringing about disease, war, and famine.
Richard Ritenbaugh, cuing in on the "What is truth?" episode in John 18:32-37, suggests that John wants us to ask that question of ourselves. Pilate seemed to believe that all the charges against Jesus were built up on lies and trumped-up charges. Jesus, conversely, was the perfect witness and embodiment of the …
Throughout the course of Biblical history, whenever sin appears, confusion, division and separation are the automatic consequences.
Saul's visit to the medium or which at En Dor is an anomaly from which several common misconceptions have arisen. Yet Scripture cannot be broken.
In this keynote address of the 2009 Feast of Tabernacles, John Ritenbaugh, commenting upon the Steven Spielberg movie Munich (a movie depicting an event in which the Palestinians murdered Jewish athletes in 1972 at the Munich Olympic games), describes how Israeli death squads were formed to retaliate against the Palestinians. …
A true Christian is sanctified by a specific body of beliefs and how he lives. No mainstream church in America has ever yielded itself to the right doctrines.
We become vulnerable to Satan when we allow pride to consume us, cozy up to false doctrine, toy with the paranormal, or let down in prayer and Bible study