Through every medium, Satan spreads his values, hidden within the stories our televisions broadcast, our movies so spectacularly feature, and our songs rehearse.
Every new teen fashion, music, movie, and television trend is marketed and sold. Our kids are being manipulated to absorb and reflect a deviant culture.
It's easy for worldly ideas to creep into the church. We must be on guard against any 'itch' we have that could lead us or others astray.
Subtle influences seek to continually shape us; our mental state is influenced by our environment, seeking to move us in a direction away from God.
The age of maturity used to be somewhere between 18 and 21 but it has steadily risen past college graduation to the threshold of a person's fourth decade.
For over two decades, Hollywood studios have been working feverishly to humanize and celebrate perverted lifestyles, putting them on pedestals as special.
The Disney company was an American cultural icon which formerly was synonymous with wholesomeness and family values. Now it advances perversion and immorality.
Satan seems to be planting into men's minds the thought that an alien force will one day invade earth. Perhaps the Devil is conditioning mankind for Christ's return?
Today, however, every kind of sexual perversion imaginable filters into our living-rooms through Hollywood productions, promoting evil and castigating good.
The horror movie genre is now a critically acclaimed sector of Hollywood. Horror's upswing at the box office is connected to the culture's state of fear.
The United States is of major concern to the world's nations because they witness America's profligate spending and realize that their economic futures are precariously linked to the American economic system. Americans cannot discipline themselves to go without, clinging to portable computers, high-speed internet, smart phones, …
God's people should not waste their time on entertainments dedicated to spreading Satan's lies, but rather turn their attention to pure and wholesome things.
The overwhelmingly depressing news must be counterbalanced by edifying news, namely God's Word. The Scripture, with its life-giving words, provides hope.
Those in power have learned to keep the people ignorant, fat, and happy, and as such, they will not—cannot—give the authorities any trouble.
Hollywood moguls, executives, producers, directors, writers and actors have committed themselves not only to approving sexual perversion, but to promoting it.
Martin Collins alludes to research which suggests that, thanks to the media and to our digital lifestyle, human attention span has attenuated to a mere two seconds—much shorter than the attention span of a goldfish. Media, a major contributor to this deficit, shamelessly ruins the attention span further by running …
The fifth teacher in Corinth was not a person but the 'wisdom' of the time, whispered by countless voices, overriding the truth that God had revealed to them.
Popular culture can easily become an escape from the pressing issues of life and of this world, and in this sense, it becomes a trap as problems continue.
With the hubris that comes from money, power, and boredom, Americans are trying to outdo the ancient Romans for spectacle and perversion.
John Ritenbaugh reiterates the hideous findings of the Atlantic Monthly that 'gay is the new normal' and 'same sex marriage is now acceptable.' Modern Israel has attained equivalency with Sodom and Gomorrah. The television program Pretty Little Liars glorifies lesbianism. Recently a Methodist church pageant in Iowa portrayed …
John Ritenbaugh references an advertisement by a large popular Protestant megachurch in Gastonia, North Carolina, which regularly uses the allurement of show business and entertainment to draw large crowds. The charismatic pastor has purposely scheduled the services for late Sunday afternoon, to allow people sufficient time to …
In marriage, loyalty, trust and subjection are demanded of both partners. If we are not loyal to God and life, we are automatically subject to Satan and death.
Richard Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the fallout from the devastating Hurricane Matthew, a category 4 storm, has observed that some have attempted shamelessly to politicize this disaster, foolishly proclaiming that this disaster was caused by climate change, global warming, or 'environmental racism.' Regardless of the subject being …
Conviction is essential to faithful living, sanctification, loyalty, and faithfulness to God. Whether we compromise depends on the strength of our convictions.
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.
A key ingredient in dating is faith in God's purpose. The relationship one has with God takes precedence over any relationship with any other human being.
John Ritenbaugh cautions that most religious-professing people (including many members of the greater church of God) have not used the Word of God as their standard of morality and conduct, but instead are allowing society and culture to shape their attitudes, tolerating the disgusting incremental escalating perversion of moral …
We frequently hear our culture labeled as postmodern. What is postmodernism? How is it related to relativism? Richard Ritenbaugh explains these terms and shows examples of them in politics, music and advertising — and gives God's opinion of it.
The prophecies concerning the Man of Sin refer to a person with great political power with global significance rather than to a leader of a small church.
Martin Collins, citing Dennis Prager's Town Hall article, Is America Still Making Men?, suggests that there is a profound dearth of real masculine leadership today, as young men seem to be protracting their pubescence, preferring to remain boys with no responsibilities than to embrace leadership roles. When boys fail to grow …
Some may doubt that God is in control, but God's sovereignty over His creation is complete. The course of world events are moving according to His will.
A great many Americans feel that they do not have to submit to the government. John Reid brings the Bible's viewpoint into this discusssion.
John Ritenbaugh warns that the choices we make on a day to day basis determine long term spiritual consequences. Our goal shouldn't merely be to become saved, but to finish the spiritual journey God has prepared for us, developing the leadership helping those who follow us. Like our forebears in ancient Israel, modern …
Richard Ritenbaugh speculates as to the motivation driving the editor's selection of what is fit to print in the newspapers. The editor of the leftist leading Old Gray Lady (the New York Times) tries to bias the news toward one way, while Matt Drudge may try to influence a somewhat different bent. When Congress is out of …
The demons who already inhabit the earth look upon us as interlopers. We need to monitor our thought impulses, lest we be bothered by demons.
What God puts us through is designed to reveal reality to us. Accepting His doctrine without looking for loopholes will keep us true.
Not too long ago, Americans could sneer across the Atlantic at the abysmal state of European morals. A good moral gauge was what was shown on television.
The Bible condemns divination, necromancy, soothsayers, sorcery, spiritism and witchcraft, identifying all these practices as abominations, based on demonism.
A wall is a defense against undesirable forces gaining entrance to what is inside it. Spiritually, we need walls to keep Satan's world out of our lives.
John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on our prayers for God to "bless the electronics," asks whether the marvels of modern electronics are really a God-send or something less than a blessing. Perhaps some of us need to change our thinking about electronic devices as we strive to stay awake while awaiting Christ's return. At …
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 …
John Ritenbaugh focuses upon several abuses of one of God's gifts to mankind — eating and drinking. While drunkenness and gluttony indicate self-centeredness, lack of discipline, often leading to poverty and ill health, moderation in all things is the way to glorify God in our bodies. God's called out ones must exercise …
The defilement that begins in the heart is shaped, molded, and conditioned by the media, training people to override their conscience, desensitizing them.
The pressures and conflicts that the church has undergone is part of the spirit of the time that has embroiled religious and political institutions worldwide.