I'll Tax Your Feet

CGG Weekly by Martin G. Collins

A news headline this week reads, "7 States Begin Fiscal Year With No Budget. ...


Offerings and Taxes

Sermonette by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh, comparing the tax systems devised by human governments with God's offerings, observes that mankind's tax laws are intricate, while God's system of offerings are straightforward. Deuteronomy 16:16 does not specify the exact amount of the offering, but does ask us to make a thoughtful recollection of the …


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.


Individual State Bankruptcies (Part Two)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh continues his appraisal of the startling state of affairs in which states such as California, Illinois, and Minnesota, all levying confiscatory taxes for wasteful liberal fiscal programs, are hemorrhaging productive taxpayers to more fiscally responsible states such as Texas, North Carolina, Utah, and South …


A Wide Separation

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh reflects that much of the news centers around inequities, such as tax cuts and tax rates. God does not penalize people for being successful by charging a progressive income tax. God favors a flat tax, as exemplified by the one size fits all tithe. The leftist progressive income tax is actually blatant stealing. A …


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 Twelve)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh continues his expose on the immorality of the federal government, especially its stealing through confiscatory taxation in order to make it appear that the leaders in government are benefactors. Their normal modus operandi is to steal from Peter to pay Paul in order to grease the skids of government thievery. One …


Liberals and the Election

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, suggesting that, in the coming election we are seeing history being made, the economy has degenerated so badly that, regardless of which candidate wins, the nation will have to be placed on a war -footing. Neither candidate has told the truth about how bad the economy is. The next four years will require …


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, …


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.


Lacking Nothing (Part Three)

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, suggesting that the debasing of currency usually accompanies the increase of morally-debased people, maintains that the nexus of the two is not accidental. The descendants of Jacob are losing their inherited blessings to foreigners as a result of their moral corruption. This sermon focuses on the effects of debt …


Lacking Nothing (Part One)

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, admitting that America's economic woes are worsening, maintains that America is still incredibly blessed in comparison with the scarcity experienced in the rest of the world. God blessed Israel conditionally, dependent upon obedience and law- keeping. Unfortunately, Abraham's descendants have squandered these …


Authority and Government

Sermon by John O. Reid (1930-2016)

Too many feel that they are above the law, but paradoxically, laws proliferate when corruption prevails. We must be subject to all law, God's and man's.


Individual State Bankruptcies (Part One)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh examines an enigmatic phenomenon of productive, middle-class Americans emigrating from highly taxed, nearly bankrupt states, such as New York, Illinois, and California, to more tax-friendly and fiscally responsible venues such as Texas, North Carolina, and South Dakota. Corrupt and profligate politicians waste …


Should We Obey the Laws of Our Government?

Article by John O. Reid (1930-2016)

A great many Americans feel that they do not have to submit to the government. John Reid brings the Bible's viewpoint into this discusssion.


Many Tribulations

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reflecting upon what America is becoming as a nation in comparison with the way America was at the time of the American Revolution, concludes that the Founding Fathers, largely Deists by religious philosophy, had an exponentially larger proportion of intestinal fortitude than our current apathetic populace, …


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.


It's A Lying Game

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on a recent poll asking the respondents who they trusted the least, revealed that lawyers, used car salesmen, and politicians (who are largely lawyers) filled the top three spots. Truth telling is rare in those holding office today, as is seen in the behavior of the current President, who has not been …


Fully Accepting God's Sovereignty (Part Four)

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

Government may be the most important subject in the Bible because it touches on how Christians are to govern themselves under the sovereignty of God.


Ditching Tithing? Consider Carefully

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

In tough financial times, some Christians reduce or cut out altogether God's tithe. They justify it with an excuse like, 'God wouldn't want me to starve!'


Why We Do Not Vote

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Christians have been called out of this world's politics, voting included. As ambassadors of Christ, we cannot participate in the politics of another country.


Ending Your Financial Worries

Herbert W. Armstrong Booklet

Even with all the political, environmental and military problems hanging over us, Americans are most concerned about their personal finances. Herbert Armstrong shows from Scripture how your financial problems can be solved!


Is the United States a Christian Nation? (Part Three)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

America has never embraced true Christianity as its dominant faith, nor has it ever really followed Christ, but has instead embraced a counterfeit.


The Zeitgeist of Suicide (Part Three): Answers That Miss the Mark

'Prophecy Watch' by Charles Whitaker

The numbers do not lie—birthrates are declining. But what are governments planning to do about this imminent problem? Charles Whitaker examines the two main proposals, concluding that both are wrongheaded. Sidebars address why demography is important and the work of two famous demographers, Thomas Malthus and Paul Ehrlich.


The Commandments (Part 17)

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.


The Sovereignty of God (Part Six)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

God has consistently moved His creation toward its ultimate purpose, setting the bounds of nations, motivating rulers to pursue a certain course of action.


Love's Importance and Source

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

God is the source of real love; mankind by nature does not have it. It is only by knowing God that we can have this love. Godly love is a cycle that God initiates.


The Enduring Results of Compromise

'Ready Answer' by Martin G. Collins

Compromise usually begins small and can grow to encompass once strongly held beliefs. Martin Collins uses the story of Solomon to illustrate how this process works.