April Murder

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

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.


Mass Shootings in Today's America

'WorldWatch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The echoes of gunfire had barely faded over Newtown, Connecticut, when American political forces began wrangling over gun-control legislation and the Second Amendment. Richard Ritenbaugh argues that this knee-jerk reaction misses other, more likely causes of mass murders—especially the spiritual dimension.


Behind the Scandal

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Many Americans have reached the nadir of morality and inhumanity described in Hosea 4:1-2. How much lower can we go and still function as a civil society?


Ginning Up Racial Strife

'WorldWatch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

As summer ended, the tragic events in Ferguson, Missouri, transfixed the nation. The officer-involved shooting of a young black man touched off demonstrations and rioting, not just in the St. Louis area, but all across the nation. Richard Ritenbaugh proposes that racial animosities are being stoked for political reasons.


You Fight and War

CGG Weekly by Martin G. Collins

In all religious confrontations, the motivation is the desire for power. It is a desire to have the upper hand, to control the target of one's desires.


A Problem With No Present Solution

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

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 …


Bloodshed Upon Bloodshed

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The city of Charlotte, North Carolina, has been in mourning for the last week since two Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers, Sean Clark and Jeff Shelton, were murdered late last Saturday night, March 31, after responding to a domestic disturbance. ...


Is This the Spirit of the Times?

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh,reflecting that our culture has undergone a vast change in zeitgeist (spirit of the times) in both leadership and standards of morality, suggests a change in national attitude, a lifting of mental fog and an emergent rage. Responsibility in leadership has disappeared. After they left office, Harry Truman rejected …


Solving the School-Shooting Crisis

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

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 …


Shooting At UNCC

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

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 …


How Dark the Heart

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

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.


At It Again

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh, pointing out that, while the Democrats and the spin machine of the mainstream media have obsessed with the fake Russian collusion narrative, they ignore extremely more important world events. The conflagration on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, the only place where Jews do not have control, has flared out of …


Toys as Tools

Article by John O. Reid (1930-2016)

We often take our children's toys for granted, but they are actually tools that can teach either right or wrong. John Reid gives some guidelines for choosing proper toys for our kids.


The Four Horsemen (Part Three): The Red Horse

'Prophecy Watch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Of the Four Horsemen, the red horse is the easiest to interpret. While war is the predominant symbol, the rider of the red horse may strike closer to home.


Who's Sending the Looters?

Sermonette by Ronny H. Graham

As God anciently used Gentile nations to puncture Israel's pride, so He may allow Gentiles in Israel to serve as a testimony of Israel's lawlessness.


It Won't Stop Until We Stop Giving Permission

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

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.


Without Restraint

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Paul describes the latter times, when people will behave like spoiled brats, cursing, looting, and showing no self-control—all happening today.


So Far Away

Sermonette by Joseph B. Baity

Joe Baity posited that policies regarding Covid-19 have virtually high-jacked civilization across the face of the earth, and along with the George Floyd protests and uprisings, are generating massive quantities of fear, anger and resentment. He warns that nursing this trio causes God's people to move further and further from …


'As It Was In the Days of Noah'

'Prophecy Watch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

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?


Why Things Won't Change

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reiterating that only by a massive returning to God will a positive change take place on the political landscape, declares that such a returning is not likely to happen. A group of people to rectify the ugly situation has not emerged. Like the participants of the ill-fated French Revolution, the Occupy Wall …


Just Under the Skin

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The veneer of civility that covers civilization is thin, hardly able to conceal our carnal nature. That nature turns violent seemingly at the drop of a hat.


The Sixth Commandment

Bible Study by Martin G. Collins

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.


The World's Need for Atonement

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

...Is that not all it takes? All we have to do, according to this formula, is to get world leaders in one room, and after a few handshakes and a couple of beers—voila! World peace! It is so simple: Just let them jabber at each other for a few hours, and they will walk out arm in arm, best friends forever! ...


The Commandments (Part 13)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

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.


Hollywood Horror: Promoting the Spirit of Fear

'WorldWatch' by Joseph B. Baity

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.


Freedom the Right Way

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Like the Israelites, we do not have to take up arms to break our shackles. God secured our freedom for us by His gracious gift, and He wants us to use our freedom.


Has America Gone Crazy? (Part One)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

America today resembles pre-revolution France. Like other mass movements, America's civil war drums are beaten by leaders in government, religion, and education.


The Handwriting Is on the Wall (1995)

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

In this keynote address of the 1995 Feast of Tabernacles, John Ritenbaugh asserts that because cultural restraints which once held human nature in check have been removed, vile human nature has waxed increasingly more corrupt and depraved, approaching conditions described in Genesis 6:5-7. Skyrocketing statistics on social …


Political Correctness in Spades (Part Five)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh reiterates that political correctness is a kind of programmed conditioning, undertaken by leftist 'liberal' 'progressives' to convince people to override their common sense and the evidence of their five senses, coercing gullible people to ardently believe that a blue barn is flaming red while a flaming red barn …


Does Scripture Allow for Killing in Self-Defense?

'Ready Answer' by David C. Grabbe

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.


Kid Kid-Killers

'Prophecy Watch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The rash of school shootings in America definitely has a cause, but it is not the ones that the "experts" blame on the evening news. Richard Ritenbaugh argues that the cause can be found in God's absence from our schools and public life.


Conditioned Response

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

The defilement that begins in the heart is shaped, molded, and conditioned by the media, training people to override their conscience, desensitizing them.


The Commandments (Part 15)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

Jesus emphasized the spirit of the law, which places deterrents on the motive (anger, resentment, envy, revenge), preventing murder from ever taking place.


Murder?

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

The position of the Church of the Great God on the subject of abortion. Counters some of the major arguments used by pro-abortionists.


Preventing the Warfare State

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Satan has taught mankind the craft of war between nations, within families, in politics, and in sports. We must resist being dragged into partisan battles.


Why Hebrews Was Written (Part Six)

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

American culture is in obvious decline, and it is undoubtedly linked to the fact that mainstream Christianity is bereft of moral leadership. While it may turn around, the outlook is bleak. John Ritenbaugh exhorts the reader to remember God's purpose for humanity, which His Word reveals and which He is working tirelessly to …


Many Excuses

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

We need to avoid the trap of self-justification, allowing our hasty words to lure us into sin. We must be quick to listen, and slow to speak.


Imagination

Sermon by John O. Reid (1930-2016)

Satan works on us through our imagination; he broadcasts images to our minds. To counter this, we must resist him, practice humility and draw close to God.


The Sixth Commandment (Part One) (1997)

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

Our society is becoming increasingly violent. The sixth of the Ten Commandments covers crime, capital punishment, murder, hatred, revenge and war.


Its All the Rage

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the expression "it's all the rage," designating some fashion, fad, or new way of doing something, focuses on the disgusting current fashion of "sagging" in which young people allow their jeans to expose the crack in their buttocks below as their underwear is pulled way down. It …


The Writing of Prostitutes

'Prophecy Watch' by Martin G. Collins

What is pornography? Is nudity wrong? Discover the attitudes behind pornography and why Christians must strive for purity.