Is It a Sin to Drink Alcoholic Beverages?

'Ready Answer' by Staff

Some scriptures seem to teach total abstinence from alcohol. However, many other passages show otherwise. Here is how the unbroken word of God fits together.


The Rare Virtue of Self-Mastery

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The virtue of self-control or self-mastery is rare in the world and is the key problem in drunkenness and alcoholism. The world glorifies letting go.


Addiction and Self-Control

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

God does not view addictions as 'diseases' or 'genetic predisposition,' which absolve the individual of responsibility. Addictions are the result of sinful choices.


What Spirit Are You Drinking?

Sermonette by Ronny H. Graham

During the pagan holiday season, the world becomes intoxicated, both deadening its senses physically and spiritually to God's purpose and master plan.


A Bed Too Short (Part 1)

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by Charles Whitaker (1944-2021)

Our society is too connected with the present, too enamored of technology, too surfeited on abundance to pay attention to basic laws of cause and effect.


The Priesthood of God (Part Four)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Our responsibility as a royal priesthood and a kingdom of priests is to become holy as God is holy, exceeding the holiness of the Levitical priesthood.


Knowing God: Formality and Customs (Part Two)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

We must continually upgrade our decorum and formality in our approach to God. What is practiced on the outside reinforces what is on the inside.


Things We Won't Get Rid Of

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

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, …


Spiritual Minefields

Sermon by John O. Reid (1930-2016)

To navigate safely through Satan's minefield, we must ask for God's protection, maintaining humility, watchfulness, and diligence in our task of overcoming.


Maintaining Good Health (Part 4)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

While drunkenness and gluttony show self-centeredness and lack of discipline, often leading to poverty and ill health, moderation is the way to glorify God.


The Priesthood of God (Part Ten) Conclusion

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

As future priests, we are going to be given rigorous, hands-on jobs to teach people righteousness and holiness, distinguishing between the sacred and profane.


Presumption and Divine Justice (Part Two)

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

The Bible reveals a definite pattern of God's displeasure with resumption. God's justice always aligns with His righteousness; we should be grateful for His mercy.


God Works in Marvelous Ways (Part Three)

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

The Bible contains mysteries (God's invisible activities on our behalf)that have been hidden in plain sight, but made clear by revelation from God's Spirit.