Teaching Respect for Property

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Nascent socialism is seen in the attitudes toward private property. Many have a nagging feeling that they do not control anything, even what they supposedly own.


The Obsolescing Right

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Thursday, September 29, 2005, the Cato Institute's "Daily Dispatch" ran this item concerning the debate over President Bush's choice of John Roberts, Jr. ...


God, Socialism, and Offerings

Sermonette by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reflecting that socialism has gained incremental control in the United States since the New Deal, in the decades following the Great Depression, states that it is now spiraling out of control during the current administration, and it is blight on our people, taking this nation into more horrendous debt than all …


An Environmental Irony

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the misguided environmentalist green-peace hippie Earth Day activities, points out that much of the propaganda from Earth Day proponents are outright lies. For example, recycling activities may be more counterproductive and more harmful to the earth than actual dumping, taking more energy. The …


The Eighth Commandment

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

The eighth commandment seems so simple: You shall not steal. Yet, it seems that just about everyone on earth has his hand in someone else's pocket!


Mightier Than The Sword (Part Seventeen)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, continuing his exposition of the angry, demon-possessed, dark fellow from Trier, Karl Marx, a mad man responsible for the deaths of over 100 million people, asserts that legions of leftist, 'progressive' humanist academics of American and European universities have proclaimed Marx the most influential voice of …


The Eighth Commandment

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Though God indicts Gentile nations for violent crimes, He indicts Israelitish nations for untrustworthiness and their tendency to defraud or misrepresent.


The Eighth Commandment (1997)

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

We can steal by burglary, larceny, embezzlement, robbery, shoplifting, or plagiarizing. We can defraud, hold up, lift, loot, pinch, pilfer, snatch and swindle.


This Land Is Our Land

'Prophecy Watch' by Mike Ford

The American West was explored and settled by tough men and women who knew the value of land and what could be produced from it. Mike Ford decries the recent trend in which more and more land is owned, not by individuals, but by the government—a situation that contradicts the biblical principles concerning land ownership …


The Commandments (Part Seventeen)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

Wealth accumulated by honest work and diligence will be blessed, but hastily acquired by any kind of theft or dishonesty will be cursed.


Was the Early Church Socialist or Communist?

Sermonette by David C. Grabbe

David Grabbe examines many Christian's misconception that the people of the early church adopted a collectivist (socialist) economic system. Acts 2:44-45, the proof-text they claim supports this view, does not in fact argue that the early church was socialist in the classical Marxist understanding of the term. Marxist socialism …


His Own Vine and Fig Tree

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Property rights will be held sacrosanct during the Millennium. God brings His people back to their own land, and to restore it to be like the Garden of Eden.


Mightier Than The Sword (Part Eight)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reminding us that the depressing quality of life our culture is currently experiencing, with the secular progressives systematically destroying the sanctity of the family, relegating education and child care to the State, had its origins in the philosophy of Rousseau, a self-centered sociopath, who after …


Socialism is Mob Rule

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

Socialism is a denial of law, resulting in the masses to plundering the productive. When agitators convince people of their victimhood, they unleash mob rule.


Is Redistribution of Wealth Biblical?

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The Bible shows that economic disparity is a given. Scripture teaches that we should voluntarily help the poor rather than be coerced by the government.