Romans 14, Judging, Food, and Sin

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh maintains that the scriptures have much to say about spiritual problems connected with eating food, with specific proscriptions about eating from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil , abstaining from eating blood, clean and unclean foods, with specific ways of determining what is clean and what is unclean …


Our Genetically Altered Foods (Part Two)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on how people react to impending economic scarcities, observes that moving into the present and living expediency replaces focusing on the future. If we allow expediency to become the dominant factor in our decision-making, we will ignore the future and our responsibilities to follow God's health …


Our Genetically Altered Foods (Part One)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reminding us that food has always been a point of contention throughout scripture, warns us that food is of a far lesser importance than exercising faith. When we get hung up on food, we have the natural tendency to judge others for their non-compliance of health laws. In this time of genetically modified food, …


Our Genetically Altered Foods (Part Three)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, acknowledging that the world's food supply has been increasingly contaminated by genetic modification, maintains that any attempt to seek a physical solution is impossible. Consequently, no one should ever permit himself to be in the position of condescending to others who are unable to purchase safe, organic …


Women and Fetuses at Risk!

Commentary by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, observing that farming and agriculture have always been a part of the way of life for Israel, laments that large agribusiness conglomerates have used genetically modified seeds to wrest control of agriculture away from the common farmer. Genetically engineered foods (especially corn) cause obesity (in both …


The Food Crisis

Commentary by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, reflecting on a UN News Center article on a proposed summit to be held in Rome in 2009 addressing devastating food shortages in the world (with 963 million people in the world are reported as malnourished) suggests that the UN desires to create a "new world food order ." In another article from the …


Are Things Upside Down? (Part Two)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh reiterates the law of unintended consequences and collateral damage will follow any move or action which does not incorporate the fear of God. Recent studies have discovered that the fluoride placed in our drinking water and our toothpaste has been shown to be a contributory factor in the lowering of IQ. Many …


The Microbe is Nothing, the Terrain is Everything

Commentary by Bill Onisick

We should be more concerned about a compromised immune system than about germs. Instead of fearing the virus, we should fear breaking God's health laws.


Our Reasonable Service

Sermonette by Bill Onisick

God has given each human being the responsibility of regulating the quality and quantity of food intake as a necessary part of maintaining the physical body, the temple of His Holy Spirit. Our Elder Brother and Trailblazer provided us an example, demonstrating that if we assiduously manage our bodies, regulating thought and food …


Here's to Your Good Health!

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

Maintaining good health is a vital part of our duty to glorify God in our bodies. We should study health and ourselves so we can keep the temple of the Holy Spirit healthy and do good for others.


Maintaining Good Health (Part 3)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

The Bible contains 700 references to the act of eating. Eating reminds us that God's provision and human need also apply on a spiritual level.


Clean and Unclean Meats

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reminding us that to fully interpret the Scriptures we must be aware of textual and cultural contexts, be able to visualize the overall picture, and use God-give common sense, applies these cautions to the issue of clean and unclean meats. God is absolutely sovereign, but is regarded as the enemy by the carnal …


Did God Change the Law of Clean and Unclean Meats?

'Ready Answer' by John O. Reid (1930-2016)

Were the clean and unclean laws abolished at the cross? A closer look at the pertinent New Testament scriptures reveals God's intent.


Maintaining Good Health (Part 1)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, using Paul's metaphor of the human body as the temple of God's Spirit (II Corinthians 6:16) insists that stewardship of our bodies or keeping ourselves healthy is (like the Levitical maintenance of the literal tabernacle) an aspect of holiness, promoting the strengthening of our relationship with Jesus Christ. …


Are Things Upside Down? (Part One)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reflecting upon the shocking revelation that the Obama Administration has saddled this country with more indebtedness than all other presidential administrations combined, asks whether there is anything the government does well. Government knows how to grow itself (after the manner of virulent cancer cells), …


Maintaining Good Health (Part 14)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Focusing upon the "causeless curse" principle in Proverbs 26:2, John Ritenbaugh suggests that both blessings (health) and curses (disease) are governed by law. The principles governing spiritual well-being are reflected in the physical creation. As an integral part of this creation, we human beings have been …


Eating: How Good It Is! (Part Six)

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

In the West, both food and information are readily available. We need self-control and a dedication to truth in order to live a godly life.


Fast or Famine

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

God has used famine as one of the tools to get the Israelites' attention when they violated the terms of the Covenant with Him, forsaking His holy law.