What Is the Pope Up To?

'WorldWatch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Pope Benedict XVI's statement regarding the historic Islamic practice of conversion at the edge of a sword ironically drew swift and violent reaction from the Muslim world. Knowing that the Vatican has a practiced hand in international relations, Richard Ritenbaugh wonders what the Pope's motives were in making such an obviously …


What's in the Bucket? (Part One)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

The last three American generations have had their minds poisoned, such that they unquestioningly embrace socialism and deviant lifestyles as the norm.


Commencement 2007

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Your modern, cutting-edge, progressive education is not really worth all that much over the long haul. Your education has not prepared you for life.


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.


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.


The Remaking of America

Commentary by Mark Schindler

A new wave of billionaires, having rejected the conservative values of their elders, embrace multiculturalism, homosexuality, climate change and collectivism.


Liberal Haters of God

CGG Weekly by Charles Whitaker

To secularists, faith in the unseen God is incomprehensible and irrational. They view it as divisive to the coherence of society, as well as destructive.


Mightier Than the Sword (Part Two)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

Apostate philosophers such as Thomas Aquinas sought to elevate human reason above the knowledge of God, compartmentalizing secular from sacred knowledge.


The 'Nones' One More Time

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, continuing the exposition on the large aggregate of Americans who check "None" when asked about religious affiliation, maintains that the Nones have swarmed onto the American body politic like lice, dangerously inflicting harmful progressive liberal thought. Many of the Nones occupy strategic positions …


Persecution From the Nones?

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh reflects on the Handwriting on the Wall message he delivered last year in which he reported increased persecution of Christians in most non-Israelite countries. From 1950 to the present, the secular progressives called the Nones have risen from 3% to 20% of the population. This group, largely consisting of baby …


The Coming Anglo-American Crisis

CGG Weekly by David C. Grabbe

The nation cannot continue as it is. The questions that remain are: How long do we have? How bad is it going to get? What will our nation look like afterward?


Conspiracy Theory (Part Ten)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the cumulative effects of Satan's long-term miseducation project, affirms that humanism is a powerful, fully functioning religion, responsible for the 'normalization' of abortion and other perversions, and a white-hot hostility to God and His sovereignty. Advances in technology, such as the …


Do Americans Really Care? (Part Three)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, acknowledging that America is a politically and culturally divided nation, expresses concern that those who really care about what is happening to this country are too few to make any difference, and the gullible youth from college down to Kindergarten have been schooled for decades on the poisonous …


In the Wake of an Unnatural Disaster (Part One)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, comparing human behavior in the wake of natural disasters, such as tornadoes and hurricanes, to unnatural disasters, such as bombs and military attacks, suggests that in the latter devastations people become dispirited, listless, as though they had lost their reason for living. Sadly, what has happened to our …


Jesus, Paul, and the Christian Right

CGG Weekly by John W. Ritenbaugh

What did Jesus and Paul do politically and/or socially to change people's lives in their times? The answer to that question is 'nothing.'


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.


Today's Brand of Tolerance

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

'Tolerance,' as used by progressives, does not reflect real tolerance at all, but instead an adamant hatred of anything associated with God and His words.


Can Heart and Mind Be Separate?

CGG Weekly

'Tis the season of much debate over a perennial topic, the separation of church and state. It reaches a boiling point in the cold season of Christmas.


Contemporary Primitivism

CGG Weekly

Technology merely indicates material development, whitewashing over a culture's moral, ethical, or spiritual state with shiny displays and distractions.


Mightier Than The Sword (Part Twenty-Three)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, observing that secularism (a belief that morality should be based solely on the collective mores of mankind, and that religion should never enter into state or public education) has effectively eclipsed the influence of nominal Christianity in the western world, asserts that this unsettling state of affairs has …


Do-Gooders in Charge

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The argument should not be over whether parents want their children to be safe, but whether parents are ultimately responsible for their own children's safety.


The Symmetry of History (Part Two)

'Prophecy Watch' by Charles Whitaker

There can be no doubt that the past five centuries or so have been markedly different from the Medieval and Classical periods of Western history. In fact, so much change has occurred in our modern era that some are positing that, since the Renaissance, a Second Axial Period has been in process. Charles Whitaker highlights many …


Has America Gone Crazy? (Part Two)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

The word 'crazy' comes from the image of an object full of cracks. It implies that a crazy person is so untrustworthy that he must be handled with caution.


What 'The Bible and Its Influence' Will Teach

CGG Weekly by David C. Grabbe

The liberal media and National Education Association strive to banish every hint of Christianity from public school. Surprisingly, one 'Bible class' is allowed.


The Changing Face of Mainstream Christianity

'WorldWatch' by Joseph B. Baity

Some basic tenets of mainstream Christian churches in the United States are markedly different from what they were just a few decades ago in critical areas.


Another Mark of the Beast

Commentary by David F. Maas

Big Tech is creating a new mode of governance through which data analytics are used to create algorithms that decide rewards and punishment for targeted behaviors.


America's Imminent Perfect Storm

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Is there a leader in the wings who will have the fortitude to face the coming crisis? Perhaps there is, though it appears that he has not shown his face in public.


The West's Religion Problem

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The West sees religion as useful, but on its own terms. In the present climate, religion as a force for encouraging moral conduct is practically powerless.


How Did We Get This Way?

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh focuses on a deadly enemy within our borders, every bit as dangerous as the radical Islamic fundamentalists from without- an enemy composed of amoral radical agnostic multi-cultural, anti-Christ, anti-God secular humanistic educators in our universities and schools. Political correctness, sponsored largely by the …


Is Education the Answer? (Part 2)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

Education is the answer to life's problems, but only if it is founded on godly knowledge. Modern conveniences do not always make our lives better.


Countering the Culture

Article by Staff

There is no doubt that America's culture is plunging to depths many of us never imagined. Here are five steps to mitigate its influence on our lives.


A Christian Nation?

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

A new atheistic force is arising, and it is using its dominance of the culture and the courts to drive Christianity out of the temples of our civilization.


The Importance of God's Word

Commentary by Charles Whitaker

II Thessalonians 2:6-7 speaks of a force capable of restraining the emergence of the man of lawlessness. God's word and revelation is what restrains iniquity.


America's Cosmopolitan Elites

CGG Weekly by Charles Whitaker

The profile of a "cosmocrat" includes his open-armed embrace of tolerance, diversity, inclusiveness, and universalism. He seeks to be all things to all people.


Today's Christianity (Part Two): Southern Christianity Moves North

'Prophecy Watch' by Charles Whitaker

Contrary to the intention to marginalize Christianity through the Immigration Reform Act of 1965, it instead gave rise to a new strain of conservative Christianity.


Proselytism Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow (Part Two)

Article by Charles Whitaker

Though proselytism has a poor reputation now, a time is coming when it will be used properly to bring this world peace and prosperity.


Leadership and Covenants (Part Six)

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

Despite having served mankind well for millennia, marriage is crumbling under a three-pronged attack. Marriage is vital to understanding God's purpose.


Mightier Than The Sword (Part Seven)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, continuing his exposition of the French philosopher Rousseau, pointed out that he fathered five children, but because of his narcissistic devotion to himself and his precious creature comforts, he abandoned every one of them to orphanages, believing that it was the State's obligation to care for children, not …


We Are the Enemy

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Ridicule of Christians and the biblical teachings they believe is on the rise. Christianity is under attack, putting those who believe the Bible in the crosshairs.


An Islamist Vision

'WorldWatch' by David C. Grabbe

The Republic of Turkey finds itself in the midst of an identity crisis. Its citizens are overwhelmingly of the Islamic faith, but its government since the mid-1920s has been secular. David Grabbe exposes the Gulen Movement, a shadowy Islamic sect and political organization whose aim is to return Turkey to its Islamic roots.


Immigration and the Kingdom of God

'Prophecy Watch' by David C. Grabbe

Unlike Europe and the United States, God ensures that all His potential citizens will conform to His culture.


Absolute Power Corrupts

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Many point to 9/11 as the beginning of the end of our free society. Since then, the government has restricted American's freedoms in the name of security.


A Crisis of Ignorance

'WorldWatch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

In our society, learned knowledge — including knowledge of God — is declining, and that spells certain trouble both nationally and spiritually.


The Nones and the True Believers

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the work The True Believers of the self-educated philosopher Eric Hoffer, an individual who was blinded as a result of an accident at early age, but then miraculously recovered his sight. Worried that he may go blind again, Eric Hoffer began voraciously reading, never stopping until right before …


Is Education the Answer? (Part 4)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh affirms that our society seems to be controlled by people who worship science and secularism, completely disregarding God, having proven themselves hopeless fools, totally oblivious to the cause-effect relationship between sin and curses, the consequences of sin. Because the secular progressives control the …


Birthrates in Decline

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Statistics show that the birth rate for the Western nations has dropped below the replacement rate of 2.1 children per woman, sometimes significantly so.


Globalism and the Wisdom of Men

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

The disintegration of the Catholic Church and the greater church of God have eerie parallels. We must seek the wisdom of God rather than the wisdom of men.


Leaving Christianity Behind

'WorldWatch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Millennials are changing the face of the nation, transforming society on both public and private matters and rejecting Christianity for humanist values.


Leaving Religion Behind

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

More Millennials identify themselves as non-religious and show no indication of embracing religion in the foreseeable future.


Leadership and the Covenants (Part Twenty-One)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, focusing on Genesis 6:5, prior to the Flood, in which mankind's thoughts and intents were evil continually, warns us that a parallel time is on the horizon for those living today. Like our ancient ancestors, we share a habitation with Satan and his demons, evil beings who have been preparing for our demise for …


The Thinking Mind

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by Martin G. Collins

In the current toxic culture, we have been warned not to be conformed to the world, but to become transformed into the glorious likeness of Christ.


Persecution Edges Closer

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh informs us that the Christian religion (both nominal and actual) is the most persecuted religion on the face of the earth. Heretofore, Christians in Gentile nations have received the brunt of the persecutions, whereas Christians in Israelite nations have been spared—until now—as secular progressive …


The Whole World is Writhing

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, ruminating on George Friedman's speculations on President Erdogan's campaign and Turkey's future role in world affairs, suggests that we may have to make a major change in perception on how we have heretofore sized up prophetic events. The real struggle on the world stage for millennia has been the competition …


Two Different Perspectives

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

While more people consider themselves spiritual, fewer are religious. They are less sure about what they really believe and more tolerant of other beliefs.


Whose Morality Are We Following?

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Moral legislation over the years has steadily eroded because antinomian liberal leaders, claiming that morality cannot be legislated, have rejected biblical standards of morality in favor of personal choice or private morality. Ironically, they, like many mainstream Christian denominations, have endorsed Satanic abominable …


How Far Have We Fallen? (Part Two)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh focuses again on Isaiah 5:20-21, comparing our culture to ancient Israel's, when God's perfect ways were replaced by humanistic-secularist influences. The secular progessivists were placed in positions of power by Satan the devil. Human nature is lazy when it comes to moral standards; human nature wants to …


Hope to the End (Part Two)

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reiterating that there is a malaise of hopelessness, anxiety, and dread permeating this nation like never before, systematically explains: (1) how we arrived at this crisis, (2) why God has ordained that we live in these conditions, (3) how bad choices by the trillions eroded the moral foundation of our culture, …