Halloween

Article by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Halloween is the second-most popular holiday. This night not only lacks biblical foundation, but the Bible warns us against participating in such activities.


The Glorification of Evil

CGG Weekly by David C. Grabbe

Evil is not spoken of much these days, except perhaps in movie titles and video games. Yet it exists, and Christians should have nothing to do with it.


The Occult

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

The Bible condemns divination, necromancy, soothsayers, sorcery, spiritism and witchcraft, identifying all these practices as abominations, based on demonism.


Halloween

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

True Christians do not celebrate Halloween. It is pagan in origin and practice and will destroy one's relationship with God. Light and darkness cannot mix.


What Happened at En Dor?

Article by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

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.


Satan's Pagan Holy Days

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by Kim Myers

New Years, Christmas, Easter, Halloween and birthdays all originate in paganism. Satan entices many into accepting these pagan practices through emotional appeals.


Hating Evil, Fearing God

'Ready Answer' by David C. Grabbe

Good and evil do not mix; we cannot associate with what is wrong. The proper fear of God plays a significant role in ridding evil from our lives.


Balaam and the End-Time Church (Part 1)

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Balaam illustrates the paradox of someone who knows God's will, but willfully and deliberately disobeys, presumptuously thinking he could manipulate or bribe God.


Manasseh

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Even though Manasseh was absolutely the worst king ever to lead Judah, Manasseh finally got the message that God only is God, and sincerely repented.


Magic Doesn't Work (Part One)

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

While God is consistently depicted as working, magic seemingly provides a shortcut that bypasses overcoming and growth, attaining something for nothing.


Prophets and Prophecy (Part 2)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Although by no means a wild man, John the Baptist experienced alienation from people, especially the entrenched religious and political leaders.


Cultural Paradigms in Scripture

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh, focusing on Paul's declaration that he would become all things to all men, suggests that Paul had the capability of seeing the truths of the Bible from several different cultural paradigms, namely an honor-shame continuum and a power-fear continuum, familiar to Hebrew and Middle-Eastern cultures, and an …


If the Lord Wills

CGG Weekly by David C. Grabbe

Do we prefer to take matters into our own hands, make our own plans, and look to God for a blessing only after we have decided what needs to be done?


Elijah and John the Baptist

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

Jesus declares that none was greater than His cousin, John, known as 'the Baptist.' Jesus clearly says that John fulfilled the prophesied role of Elijah to come.


Balaam and the End-Time Church (Part 2)

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Balaam, motivated by self-interest, believing that the ends justify the means, willing to do anything to get his way, is spiritually inferior to a donkey.


Why Three Kings Are Missing From Matthew 1

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Joash, Amaziah, and Uzziah are kept out of Christ's genealogy. Although they started out well, their hearts were turned away by the end of their lives.


John (Part Twenty-Four)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

Though Christ knows that we will inevitably fail, as all of the disciples stumbled, He knows He can pull us through as long as we yield to Him.