In the past fourteen years, 292 people were killed in four April mass murders in the United States, and perhaps others could be added to the tally.
God's called-out ones must curtail 'installment plan' serial sins which carry them to a fatal point of no return.
An early statement by the Church of the Great God on abortion, focusing on the term "viability" as used by pro-abortion advocates.
The position of the Church of the Great God on the subject of abortion. Counters some of the major arguments used by pro-abortionists.
The commandment against murder is the one most universally followed by man. But Jesus shows there is much more behind it than merely taking another's life.
Many believe that we are allowed to take another's life in defense of our own, God's Word distinguishes only between accidental and premeditated killing.
The sixth commandment, forbidding murder, is rare among the Ten Commandments in that a clear line can be drawn between its commission and its consequences.
All sin has occurred because God has given people the ability to make choices. Knowing that God is right will help deter us from making the wrong choice.
In the sixth commandment, God rules against the taking of human life, revealing how precious life is to God and should be to us.
John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on news reports of the tragic mass slaying in Connecticut in mid-December 2012, motivating the liberal Democrat politicians to call for gun control, observes that throughout the 'civilized world,' ironically, where the gun control laws are the strictest, the more vulnerable the innocent populace …
The knee-jerk calls for gun control after a mass shooting miss other, more likely causes of mass murders—especially the spiritual dimension.
Richard Ritenbaugh reflects on the April 30, 2019 shooting at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte campus. Like the Synagogue shooting in California a few days earlier, a brave hero, Riley Howell, an ROTC student, saved the lives of his fellow students, giving up his own as he tackled the deranged UNCC dropout, Trystan …
Despite the public's lack of support for loosening abortion laws, the medical profession is weakening standards to the point that human life means nothing.
Jesus magnifies the Law in Matthew 5, moving beyond the behavior into the motivating thought behind the deed, warning that we do not retaliate in kind.
We dare not yield to politically correct propaganda, brainwashing us into thinking that murder, sexual perversion, or any evil is acceptable in the eyes of God.
Our society is becoming increasingly violent. The sixth of the Ten Commandments covers crime, capital punishment, murder, hatred, revenge and war.
Political correctness is a kind of programmed conditioning by progressives to convince people to override their common sense and clear evidence.
Political correctness is a savage war on truth in which a gullible public is persuaded to dismiss evidence people witness with their own eyes.
This brave new world of abortion and infanticide is the modern equivalent of ancient pagan practices like the abhorrent idolatry of the Canaanites.
God alone has the prerogative of giving and taking life. As ambassadors of God's heavenly Kingdom, we do not take up arms on behalf of any nation on the earth.
Jesus emphasized the spirit of the law, which places deterrents on the motive (anger, resentment, envy, revenge), preventing murder from ever taking place.
There are indicators that momentum is gaining against abortion. Recently, even the Washington Post admitted as much in its coverage of the annual March for Life.
Richard Ritenbaugh reflects on the horrendous school shooting in Florida, perpetrated by a deranged student, Nicholas Cruz, who had just been transferred to an institution for students with behavioral issues. The police had been called to his house 32 times; the FBI had received timely warnings about him but failed to follow …
The cities of refuge highlight the great importance God placed on the sanctity of life, especially in beings created in God's image.
When Jesus said the end time would be like the days of Noah, did He mean that the last days would be violent and corrupt, or that they would come suddenly?
John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the recent hopelessly biased liberal media portrayal of the Zimmerman trial, indicates that the leftist liberal media have sold the Black populace a bill of goods, portraying White America as hopelessly racist and the Black minority as perennial victims of hate crimes. The liberal media has also …
Ronny Graham, reflecting on the frequent assassinations which have occurred in history throughout the world and in the pages of the Bible, focuses on an extremely dangerous kind of assassination— namely character assassination through murmuring and gossip, a kind of assassination of which many of us have been guilty. In …
John Ritenbaugh, lamenting that the course that America is taking has destroyed her virtue, claims that breaking the first commandment is the worst sin because its violation is the epitome of self-centeredness, putting the self before God, the most blatant form of idolatry. The secular humanists, infiltrating education, …
God has never given mankind the prerogative to determine whether war is just or not. God has promised to protect us, conditioned on our obedience to our covenant.
Paul describes the latter times, when people will behave like spoiled brats, cursing, looting, and showing no self-control—all happening today.
Because restraints that once held human nature in check have been removed, the US has grown increasingly more corrupt, approaching conditions before the Flood.
John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on an article in Christianity Today which suggests that American Christians are becoming increasingly confused about whether abortion is equivalent to murder, concludes that we live in a moral garbage dump, every bit as vile as Sodom and Gomorrah. America (and the other Israelitish nations), like …
Even as Hebrews prepared the first century church for persecution, so it is also relevant to today's church as it faces an increasing assault on God's law.
John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on Sir Isaac Newton's famous theorem, the "First Law of Motion: When viewed in an inertial reference frame, an object either remains at rest or continues to move at a constant velocity, unless acted upon by an external force" (more popularly, "a body in motion tends to stay in motion …
The defilement that begins in the heart is shaped, molded, and conditioned by the media, training people to override their conscience, desensitizing them.
It is difficult to find pockets or places of peace on earth today. The world longs for tranquility, freedom from mental anxiety, and cessation from strife.