Socialism's Inherent Contradiction

'WorldWatch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Socialist policies promise to feed the hungry, heal the sick, and provide for the poor, but these good things are not what socialism ultimately delivers.


Was the Early Church Socialist or Communist?

Sermonette by David C. Grabbe

The apostles never required converts to give up property as a precondition for church membership. Rather, the members voluntarily gave, retaining ownership.


The University Grant System Fosters Social Change

Commentary by Charles Whitaker (1944-2021)

The government uses the output of sketchy studies, which it claims to be 'scientific," to justify changing laws that change the way Americans live.


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.


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 …


Is This How to Fix a Broken Economy?

'WorldWatch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

In the name of turning the economy around, the government is destroying American capitalism.


The Last Throes of Capitalism

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Capitalism is based on the ability to own land, making it possible to produce wealth. In the new socialist economic system, we are becoming economic marionettes.


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 …


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.


Walter E. Williams (1936-2020)

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Dr. Walter E. Williams was a stalwart champion of free enterprise and capitalism as well as a fearless enemy of the welfare state and victimhood mentality.


Universal Basic Income

'WorldWatch' by Joseph B. Baity

Some politicians are proposing legislation to give cash handouts on a regular basis - a new, permanent entitlement program without regard to employment.


The Obsolescing Right

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

God allows us to own things under Him to teach us lessons pertaining to stewardship so that we can learn to be more like Him and eventually exercise rulership.


Mightier Than the Sword (Part Nine)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, while agreeing that philosophers may not be as well-known as movie stars, rock stars, or athletes, asserts that philosophers in academia have had a greater influence on our thoughts, as well as on the precarious turns our culture has taken. When the works of academic philosophers come in contact with political …


Biblical Finance

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The Bible is not an economic text, but it does include financial principles that all should know and follow as well as they are able. Here are a few.


Would Jesus Christ Vote? (Part One)

Bible Study by Martin G. Collins

Because it is not directly mentioned in Scripture, people often ask if voting is biblically condoned. The real question is, would Jesus vote?


A Government to Fear (Part Six)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

The US government has changed for the worse in the past 50 years, incrementally following collective dictatorships like Nazi Germany and Stalinist Russia.


Land of Milk and Honey

Sermonette by Ronny H. Graham

Mankind for the past 6000 years have thought they could solve all the world's problems if they could just change the governmental systems from monarchy, oligarchy, the caste system , democracy, socialism, Marxist Communism , Democratic Socialism, anarchy, centrally government controlled economic systems or laissez faire …


Liberalism and Legalism

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The conventional wisdom is that conservatism is restrictive while liberalism is liberating, but consider that a more liberal America is becoming less free.


Fiddling While America Burns

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Similar to the story of Nero's fiddling while Rome burned, the attitudes of our own citizenry are comparable, focusing on trivial distractions.


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 Remaking of America

Commentary by Mark Schindler

A new wave of billionaires, having rejected the conservative values of their elders, embrace multiculturalism, homosexuality, climate change and collectivism.


In the Wake of an Unnatural Disaster (Part Eleven)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, acknowledging that unscrupulous politicians have transferred trillions of dollars of earnings to 'taking care of the poor,' evidently with the ulterior motive of creating millions of dependents (and potential voters), points out that these programs have succeeded in destroying the family structure of one major …


In the Wake of an Unnatural Disaster (Part Ten)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh quotes from a shocking letter from 91-year-old former President Jimmy Carter, who asserts that we no long have a true democratic republic in the United states, but instead we are being ruled by an unelected oligarchy (rule by a few elite). Today, we have a government glued together with special interests, …


How Was it Accomplished So Easily? (Part Three)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, continuing his analysis about how the progressive secularists were so successful at cramming leftist collective policies down the throats of the American electorate draws some parallels to the success of the Nazi propaganda machine in the 1930's and 1940's.Former Hitler Jugend member Hilmar von Campe identifies …


Set Up For Success

Sermonette by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh acknowledges that young people display a proclivity to accept socialism, oblivious to the horrendous damage socialist experiments have brought to the world. Politicians of the ilk of Bernie Sanders have fomented hatred toward capitalism by comparing it to an imaginary utopia. Economist Walter Williams insists …


A Government to Fear (Part Seven)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh observes that, even though Western (Israelitish) governments are comparatively less tyrannical than their Gentile counterparts, they too have their ways of establishing influence over the populace. Gentile governments have historically exterminated more human beings than have disease or natural causes combined. …


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.


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 …


A "Gimme" Nation

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh observes that the noble trait of self-sufficiency, or the "can do" mentality, long associated with the American spirit, has sadly been eclipsed by a disgusting, rapidly emerging, spoiled brat, whiney, "gimme" welfare mentality. In a recent survey conducted by a Valencia College professor, …


Marxism in Academia: The Origins of Political Correctness

Commentary by David F. Maas

Herbert Marcuse and Saul Alinsky introduced a more pragmatic form of Marxism into American academia, facilitating self-destruction by creating 'victim groups.'


What We Don't Know

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

God promises to answer our requests with gifts that will unlock the shackles of ignorance, producing the confidence to live by faith while the world burns.


The Perils of Populism

'WorldWatch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Americans have rushed to support various populist candidates for President, but history proves that populism has a tendency to spin out of control.


What's in the Bucket? (Part One)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

The last three American generations have had their minds poisoned, such that they unquestioningly embrace socialism and deviant lifestyles as the norm.


Conservatism and Liberalism

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh reflects on a ministerial refresher program years ago, in which Herbert W. Armstrong warned about increasing government involvement in practically every area of life, adding that Ambassador College would never receive government handouts as long as he were alive because government handouts automatically lead to …


Mightier Than the Sword (Part Six)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

Rousseau's malignant ideas have metastasized into a virulent cancer of collectivism, socialism and Communism, the centralization of power.


How Was It Accomplished So Easily? (Part Two)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

Like the gullible German public in the time of Hitler is the equally gullible American electorate, oblivious to the calamity which will soon befall them.


How Was It Accomplished So Easily? (Part One)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

The communists preached victimization to us; the major political party in America has picked up this theme and crammed socialism down our throats.


Why Governments Can't

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, citing an article by Judge Napolitano, warns us that under the Patriot Act, an FBI Agent can serve a hand written warrant and threaten imprisonment if one speaks out, plainly or truthfully, about a political issue, demonstrating the absolute "thug-ishness" of the Federal government. While working for …


Why Hebrews Was Written (Part Thirteen): Hebrews 2 and the Next Five Years

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

We must keep God's Word fresh in our minds through diligent study and practice of His way of life to keep from drifting spiritually during perilous times.


The Answer is in the Bucket (Part Six)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

Americans once held high ethical standards. However, America has egenerated into a cultural cesspool, now providing a poor example for the rest of the world.


Mightier Than The Sword (Part Sixteen)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh continues his expose of Karl Marx, described as the angry, belligerent, dark fellow from Trier, a man who was possibly possessed by Satan himself, who wrote an extremely caustic and pathogenic document, "The Communist Manifesto," characterized as socialism on steroids, a document which calls for the …


What to Do in Babylon

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

There is nothing to be desired in the Babylonish system, but we can grow spiritually in spite of the downward pulls.


Charity Begins at Home

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

If Christians had taken care of their families in the first place, despotic governments would have not metastasized to the dangerous level they are now.


Investing in Eternal Life

Sermonette by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the Protestant notion that "a person's works are of no avail" asserts that this is a faith -killing prescription because faith without works is dead. Protestants also feel that any thought of reward taints the whole process of salvation. When all of the scripture are not brought into the …


Handwriting on the Wall (2020): Critical Race Theory

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The Frankfurt School holds that race, the family, gender and religion are social constructs that are out-of-step with modern society and need dismantling.


Are We Already In Captivity?

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh states that Joshua read aloud the blessings and cursings pronounced on Israel (first mentioned in Deuteronomy 27). When the people of Israel obeyed, God blessed them, and when they disobeyed, God cursed them. The economic curses that the United States has received are a result of the covetousness of its …


The Saudi Arabian Makeover

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh, examining the impact of Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman on world events and prophecy, states that this 22-year-old prince continues to make massive reforms in Saudi Arabia. These reforms include crackdowns on the hard-liner Muslim fundamentalists (hoping to end long-held taboos prohibiting women from driving …


Mightier Than The Sword (Part Seven)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

Rousseau's modern disciples, gaining ascendancy in today's political climate, have plans to dismantle the family, replacing it with the State.


A Characterization of a None

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh reports on the motion picture The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, which chillingly portrays mind-control by a narcissistic teacher who molds her students into her hypocritical, amoral mindset. Like modern, amoral, leftist, liberal, progressive educators, this evil woman also assumed an elitist, supercilious stance, …


Reinterpreting History

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the recent death of Charles Manson, the notorious cult leader and murderer, marvels that The New York Times has morphed into an extreme, far-leftist, propaganda organ committed to attacking traditional values, especially if they emanate from Christianity or conservatism. An op-ed by Baynard …


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.


Welfare and Christianity

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

It is beyond question that Christians should be compassionate toward the needy. We are to lend a hand to those who have stumbled. But how far does this go?


Individualism and Unity

CGG Weekly

Rather than establishing the differences we possess, God requires individuals to strengthen and grow in our similarities that He establishes as desirable.


Mightier Than the Sword (Part Twenty-Four)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the early success of such philosophers as Nietzsche, Darwin, Mill and Marx, suggests that they had no competition from alternative electronic media as they mesmerized their adoring sycophant educators in public education and throughout the universities. What these philosophers taught had no …


The Other Great Tribulation

'Prophecy Watch' by Charles Whitaker

We have anticipated the coming of the end-time Great Tribulation. However, there was a historical great tribulation, similar to what has happened in the U.S.


A Growing Divide

'Prophecy Watch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

America and Europe have been moving away from each other politically, economically, and culturally. How does this affect our understanding of prophecy?


Another Mark of the Beast

Commentary by David F. Maas

Big Tech is creating a new mode of governance through which data analytics are used to create algorithms that decide rewards and punishment for targeted behaviors.