Back to the Future

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

A crisis reveals the grim truth about liberals in high office: They do not understand basic capitalism, and they lack the stomach for international hardball.


Christians and Politics

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh, acknowledging that biased media deluges us with lies, warns that God has not endorsed all information, whether from the left or the right, is pulling us toward carnal solutions and away from godly ones. Because the far left has traditionally embraced humanist, 'progressive,' anti-God viewpoints, church …


An Election Overview

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, marveling about the chutzpah of the George Soros funded 'spontaneous' demonstrations of clueless millennials throwing temper tantrums, points out that the Democratic Party has hemorrhaged uncontrollably during the last two presidential elections, losing governorships, statehouses, both houses of congress, and …


What If ... ?

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

God's advice is, 'Seek the LORD and live,' a call to return to godliness and truth. He does not say, 'Vote Republican!' or 'Vote Democrat!'


Religion in Politics

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

True Christians should not take religious presidential candidates as a sign of American revival. It is an old ploy, using religion to gain temporal power.


Politics and Idolatry

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Many are not just 'into' politics—it is their religion. They worship at the altar of government, sacrificing to honor the god of politics, the party.


Political Correctness in Spades (Part Five)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

Political correctness is a kind of programmed conditioning by progressives to convince people to override their common sense and clear evidence.


Everything Is Politics

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Whatever a person says automatically places him on the political spectrum, accruing judgment, scorn, or rejection from those who practice identity politics.


A Political Hurricane

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the fallout from the devastating Hurricane Matthew, a category 4 storm, has observed that some have attempted shamelessly to politicize this disaster, foolishly proclaiming that this disaster was caused by climate change, global warming, or 'environmental racism.' Regardless of the subject being …


Political Correctness in Spades (Part Two)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

Political correctness is a savage war on truth in which a gullible public is persuaded to dismiss evidence people witness with their own eyes.


Politics and Christ's Return

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Because we are set apart by God, we are not to become involved in the world's political, judicial, or military systems. Our term in office has yet to begin.


Why Liberals Love Illegals (Part Three)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, appraising illogical governmental decisions, attributes demonic influence. Because the leftist Democrat appeals to disgruntled minorities, and because they generally vote straight tickets, an unqualified African-American candidate garnered 60% of the vote for a senate seat. Embarrassed North Carolina Democrats …


The Word of the Hour

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Agitating for change could be fighting against God. He may very well have orchestrated the nation's conditions to instigate the next phase of His plan.


Don't Be a Politician

Sermon by Mike Ford (1955-2021)

Jesus proved that one cannot become a leader through political intrigue, but by assuming the position of a humble servant. God sets Himself against the proud.


'Political' Science

'WorldWatch' by Joseph B. Baity

Due to the high level of respect for science, political and cultural leaders are selectively using it to push agendas that contradict established facts.


The Face of Identity Politics

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Identity politics involves a sense of grievance against the majority and a feeling that racism permeates American society and its institutions.


Everything Is Political

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

This politicization is doing nothing but tearing the country into shreds. Each shred has its agenda, and none of them is working for the good of the whole nation.


Who Gets Jesus' Vote?

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Jesus' Kingdom is still not of this world today. Therefore, His servants still should not be involved in the political battles of this world either.


Divided We Fall

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The social indicators are not improving as a whole, and as each year goes by, behaviors that were once thought beyond the pale are accepted into the mainstream.


Four More Years

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Presidents' second terms have historically failed to live up to expectations, whether because of scandal, stiff congressional opposition, or lame-duck status.


American Conservatism (Part One)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the recent controversial Presidential election, suggests that a large number of individuals are hopelessly confused about the derivative terms—liberal and conservative. When one looks at the murky track records of those having conservative roots, a wide variety of inconsistent positions …


No Time to Think!

Commentary by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins alludes to research which suggests that, thanks to the media and to our digital lifestyle, human attention span has attenuated to a mere two seconds—much shorter than the attention span of a goldfish. Media, a major contributor to this deficit, shamelessly ruins the attention span further by running …


Shifting American Values

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

American cultural and political standards, no longer fixed in Scripture, also have only a tenuous hold on the principles in the founding documents.


Another Supreme Court Nomination

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The upcoming Supreme Court appointment could possibly tilt the court in favor of conservatives for the first time in decades.


Why We Do Not Vote

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

In America, where the political process is hailed as free and democratic, it is considered somehow "un-American" not to vote whenever the polling stations open.


A Polluted National Landscape

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

While the politicians may be constantly in the public eye, and their indiscretions thus become front page news, they are not altogether unlike their constituents.


The Dark Side of Government

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Political corruption investigations and trials make the news often enough across the nation to persuade a person that crooked politicians outnumber honest ones.


Liberalism and Education (Part One)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

While liberalism claims to champion civil liberties and individual liberties, liberal governments rob us of liberty and saddle us with useless regulations.


Socialism is Mob Rule (Part Two)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

Many religious people realize that liberals threaten adherence to the moral principles taught in God's Word, and that Satan is the poster child of liberalism.


Do Americans Really Care? (Part One)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, comparing two social movements for which we did not volunteer, namely (1) our calling into the Kingdom of God and (2) our birth into our socio-cultural milieu, asks us if we really want to continue with the one we were born into. Former President Jimmy Carter and Former Undersecretary of the Treasury under the …


Liberalism and Education (Part Two)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

Liberalism is much easier to push than conservatism because the latter requires discipline, while the former caters to self-interest and emotion.


Why Liberals Love Illegals (Part One)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh reports that President Obama has given an executive order ear-marking $20.3 million dollars for the immigration of Palestinians into America. The ruthless American-left has copied this underhanded procedure from Marx, Lenin, Germany, and the Ottoman Empire, utilizing a divide-and-conquer scheme of patronizing a …


What Is a Liberal?

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

While the term 'liberal' used to stand for generosity, the Democrat party has hijacked the term, applying it to murder (abortion) and sexual immorality.


You Can't Fix Stupid

Commentary by Clyde Finklea

The first action of Speaker Nancy Pelosi in the House of Representatives was to ban all terms related to gender and family relationships.


Leaders With Character

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

God is the ultimate source for the true answer to whether character matters in leadership, and we can determine His answer by asking just a few questions.


'Christianity Today' and Trump

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Donald Trump is not a paragon of virtue but is a change from the doctrines entrenched in Washington. Personal morality is not enough to remove anyone from office.


Would Jesus Christ Vote? (Part Three)

Bible Study by Martin G. Collins

While it may seem to be the height of patriotism to cast a ballot, Christians are urged to refrain from interfering in the politics of this world.


There Really is a Deep State

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the vituperative narrative emanating from mainstream news outlets, as well as analyzing Mike Lofgren's book, The Deep State: The Fall of the Constitution and the Rise of a Shadow Government, warns us that there is to be sure a Deep State. According to Lofgren, the political party in power lacks …


Intrinsic Governmental Corruption

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Power does indeed corrupt a human heart, and this corruption has become institutionalized in all levels of American government.


Abortion Legislation

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Recently, nine states have passed legislation to restrict abortion. An equal number of states have removed all rights of the fetus, even up to birth.


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?


The Only Path to Reconcliation

Commentary by Mark Schindler

Mark Schindler, reminding us that the purpose of the weekly commentary is not to promote any political agenda, but only to help us watch for minefields , helping us to steer clear of toxic world views, reminds us that God is not liberal or conservative, socialist or capitalist, globalist or nationalist. Recently, Focus Group …


How Far Have We Fallen? (Part Three)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the cliché "Let the Buyer Beware," suggests that the American people have become desensitized to the perils of the snake oil salesman. Previously, when political leaders lied, public sentiment would retaliate, as in the Watergate Affair. Since that time, several smooth snake oil salesmen …


Do Americans Really Care? (Part Two)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

The vast majority of the citizenry has been dumbed-down by a half-century of leftist, progressive education, eradicating God from the minds of most people.


On Taking Bribes

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, citing the work of Alexis de Tocqueville, suggests that democracy has an inherent weakness: once the electorate understands it can "get something" from the government, democracy will disintegrate into tyrannical minorities of self-centered coalitions with their hands in the public till, draining the …


A Gift Opens Doors

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the shameless government 'bailout' last week, suggests that blatant extortion and bribery were the raw motivating forces behind this unconscionable economic debacle. Prominent United States Senators deferred their 'moral' principles in order to get tax breaks for their constituents (for improving …


Give It to Us Straight!

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The American people used to express shock when the President was caught in a lie, but post-Clinton, we have become blasé about it. We almost expect it.


The Final Straw

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh, challenging the 'progressive' agitators' demand that plastic straws be banned, examines the charge that plastic straws massively destroy wildlife and fill our oceans with trash. Objective analysis of land- and ocean-based repositories of debris consistently show the presence of plastic straws to be …


Ministerial Misleading

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh illustrates the perplexing biblical illiteracy of the American people (even in the so-called 'Bible belt') with the news story regarding the 'clergy' who have been instrumental in the passage of 'same-sex' marriages laws in New York. One misguided Presbyterian minister ignorantly applied the passage in Acts 10:15 …


Is Conservatism Dead?

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, asking whether conservatism is dead, especially in the context of the current political climate, defines conservatism as an inclination to maintain existing order and institutions, opposing radical change. Further , he defines liberalism as an inclination to espouse 'progress' or 'reform,' 'broad-mindedness,' …


What Does It Say?

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

What does it say about a nation that lacks both the heart and the leadership to stop itself from committing suicide? God says we are headed for a fall.


Would Jesus Christ Vote? (Part Two)

Bible Study by Martin G. Collins

Jesus never inserted Himself into the political process, but instead, He taught His disciples to come out of this world's way of life.


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 …


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.


The Abuse of Freedom

Commentary by Joseph B. Baity

Change agents in the United States are engaging in a deliberate assault on free speech, which the Founding Fathers protected through the Bill of Rights.


A Telling Reaction

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh, describing the state-controlled media as thunderstruck after all their bogus polls blew up in their faces, maintains that America is just beginning to reap what it has sown, evidenced by the on-going meltdown and temper-tantrums displayed by the 'spontaneous' demonstrations from Oakland to Minneapolis to New …


What Would Jesus Do?

Sermonette by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reflecting upon the WWJD (What Would Jesus do?) slogan used by mainline Mainline Protestants, indicated that not much can be known about what He looked like, when He was born, and how He would react because of lack of information or blatant disinformation. Today, large numbers of Christians are protesting in …


Whence Comes Leadership?

CGG Weekly by David C. Grabbe

Are we living in such a manner that will incline God to bless us with good leadership rather than curse us with leadership that will lead us astray?


Injustice in the American Courts (Part Two)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, citing Zach Carter's article in the Huffington Post, in which James Comey explained why the rich and powerful, like Hillary Clinton, are not prosecuted for felonies which would place the average citizen behind bars, concludes that for many years, our nation's lawmakers have drafted two sets of laws—one for …


Interesting Times

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

An ancient Chinese curse says, 'May you live in interesting times,' and so we do. Over the past week, we have witnessed at least two important events.


Without a Clue

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on a recent conversation between family members, has come to the conclusion that many individuals in the world, informed only by the state-controlled networks ABC, NBC, CNN and CBS, know absolutely nothing concerning the truth about Barack Obama's lying, deceit, and chicanery. Today, every large media …


Crisis of Leadership

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh, focusing on two articles on leadership, came to the conclusion that real leadership is sadly lacking in Washington, while the real leaders seem to be emerging from the state governments. The current administration behaves more like narcissistic children, relying on focus groups and polls rather than …


Hebrews 2: God Is Present

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

God's people must immerse themselves daily in the Scriptures. While sinning Israelites consider God to be absent, He is nevertheless present with His saints.


Gorsuch's Nomination

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh, citing God's command in Deuteronomy 16:18 for the Israelites to appoint judges in their gates, analyzes the prospects of Trump appointees to be seated on the United States Supreme Court. From the left to right political spectrum Judge Gorsuch is slightly left of Clarence Thomas, but to the right of everyone …


A Heavenly Homeland (Part Three)

CGG Weekly by David C. Grabbe

During such times of turmoil, we need to remind ourselves that our hope and confidence were never in the capabilities of man in the first place.


Implications of the Gospel of the Kingdom

Sermonette by David C. Grabbe

God's people must let go of the world's solutions, involving party spirit, revolutions, and power struggles, placing their trust in the sovereignty of God.


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 …


Pope Francis Is Elected (Part Two)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, explaining the context in which he believes in conspiracy theories, maintains that conspiring appears a wired-in aspect of human nature. The Scriptures are replete with conspiracies, including Absalom's conspiracy against his father, the conspiracy of the religious leaders against Christ, and the construction of …


Sign of the Times

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Injustice in all its forms is a sign of the time. God will not let too much time slip by before He begins to require true justice—and it will come at His hand.


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.


Truth Has Fallen in the Streets

Commentary by Clyde Finklea

Israelites have reached a time when truth has perished and the legal system has turned justice aside, praising the wicked while persecuting the righteous.


A House Built on Sand

CGG Weekly

Harvard postgraduates, Yale Law School professors, and countless others support policies that to the average citizen seem an affront to common sense.


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 …


The American Faith

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Most people do not consider patriotism to be a kind of faith, but it has every possibility of being or becoming one, especially to those who have become disaffected.


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.


An Important Reality (Part 1)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

Government unions are unwilling to sacrifice, but feel that their pay is an entitlement. Do we also feel that we are entitled to God's blessings?


The Haditha Non-Story

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Now that sober investigations have been done and pre-trial hearings have taken place, it seems that the media was once again horribly wrong.


Polling Problems

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The problem with polls is that they are fundamentally worthless. The media uses them, not to provide a snapshot of Americans' opinions, but to influence.


Presumption of Innocence

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Using the confirmation hearings of Brett Kavanaugh as his example, Richard Ritenbaugh surveys the havoc progressives politicians and policy makers have created in the area of moral standards over the last 50 years. The Me-Too protesters have lied about the percentage of false accusations made against men, claiming less than 2% …


Unity and Godly Diversity in One Body

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by Mark Schindler

Mark Schindler, cautioning us to avoid becoming involved in politics or in any sort of agitation for governmental change, focuses on the cautionary comments of the second American President, John Adams, who warned that our Constitution would work only for a people of moral responsibility. President Adams implies that the …


The Victim: Truth

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

We have come to expect mudslinging and attack ads during presidential campaigns. Centuries of such campaigns have produced mean-spirited attacks on candidates.


What's Wrong with Leadership Today?

Commentary by Martin G. Collins

For those aspiring to leadership in God's Kingdom, greatness comes from humbly serving others, not arrogantly ruling over them like gentile rulers.


Honor the King

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh, reflecting upon his experience of viewing President Trump's motorcade, analyzes Peter's comment in I Peter 2:17: Honor all people, love the brotherhood, fear God and honor the king. If we are in harmony with the ideals and policies of the leader, we find it easy to follow Peter's admonition. Conversely, we …


Our Enervating Culture

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

If a person cannot honestly ascertain whether a thing is true or false, it will not be long before he loses his grip on reality—which truth defines.


America's Conscience Seared with a Hot Iron

Commentary by David F. Maas

'Righteous' Lot represents those who become accustomed to the sin around them, progressively searing their consciences, similar to spiritual neuropathy.


Intensity is Increasing: Are You Listening?

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

It is far more important for God's called-out ones to be ready than to know the time of Christ's return, an event to which even He is not privy.


Check Your Culture

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

God's people living in America must prioritize God's Commandments over the U.S. Constitution and over American culture. We have a heavenly citizenship.


The Same Plumb Line

Commentary by David C. Grabbe

A former president was sexually immoral, lied with impunity, and misused his position. The same is true of the current one. Will we apply God's standard equally?


Can You Handle the Truth?

Sermonette by Austin Del Castillo

We must be willing to allow God to make changes in our thinking, even when those changes discomfort the beliefs to which we have acclimated ourselves.


How Far Have We Fallen? (Part Four)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on a Der Spiegel article in which it was reported that 40 wayside chapels have been built along the Autobahn, allowing harried travelers a cursive in-out relationship with God, expresses concern that respect for God seems to be declining all over the world. Fifty years ago, blue laws would force …


Why Liberals Love Illegals (Part Two)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, continuing on the subject why liberals love illegal aliens, insists that altruism is the farthest thing from the mind of liberals. They desire the votes of minorities and they want power over them, making them dependent so that the disgruntled special interest groups can overturn the influence of the majority …


The 'Success' of Pragmatism

CGG Weekly

This election season exposed two elements of Satan's way: the use of pragmatism to achieve success and pragmatism's destructive nature in competition.


No End of Debate

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Debate is a form of conflict—a war of words, the tongue being mightier than the sword—and people take sides, dig trenches, and do their best to bloody the enemy.


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.


Appeasement (Part Two)

CGG Weekly by John Reiss

In this world, appeasement never works. However, for Christians, the Bible shows a form of appeasement that always works.


Our Heavenly Citizenship

Sermonette by Austin Del Castillo

The rampant disorder in America may encourage God's people to choose political sides, but doing so may place them in a position of opposing God's will.


The Climate-Change Hoax

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh, reflecting on Scott Pruitt, President Trump's appointee for the Environmental Protection Agency, explains that Pruitt welcomes a healthy debate on climate concerns, but denies there is any "consensus" on the alleged man-made "Global Warming" "Global Cooling" or "Climate …


Surreal Events

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh, sensing a strange surreal cast about today's news, believes things are seriously out of phase from what they should be. In a matter of a few short months the Middle East has become completely destabilized, our former allies find themselves in a state of chaos while the enigmatic American President backs them …


The Myth of Fairness

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh, unveiling the new British Labour Party slogan, "A Fair Future for All," suggests that the Conservative Party is poised to trounce the Progressives, hampered by naivete and obfuscation. The term "fairness," when used by the leftist Progressives, means leveling the playing field to guarantee …


The Zero-Sum Game

Commentary by Mark Schindler

Despite the often wrong-headed propaganda promoted by the mainstream media, voices of common sense and logic occasionally manage to ascend to power.


Where Is Cancel Culture Headed?

'WorldWatch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The political and cultural Left has allied with giant tech corporations to sideline people and institutions who do not espouse the 'right' ideas and beliefs.


Soldiers of Christ

Sermonette by Ryan McClure

Paul enjoins God's people to enlist as soldiers of Christ, enduring hardship, keeping themselves from the world, and putting on armor for spiritual battle.


Entertainment Lies Matter, Too

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, referring to the peppery interchange of Donald Trump, labeling the mainstream reporters as liars, and the political reporters as incredible liars, focuses on the revision of a television miniseries, Roots. The original production alleged to be a 'true' history of Alex Haley, while in fact it vastly distorted the …


Conspiracy Theory (Part Fourteen)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

Pragmatism relies on what is convenient rather than what is right, cowardly kicking the can down the road for future generations to pick up.


Conspiracy Theory (Part Two)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

Conspiracies are characterized by two or more people who fear loss of status or power, believing that they are justified to remove the perceived threat.


Rudderless Leadership in U.S. Foreign Affairs

'WorldWatch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

With one look at American activity on the world scene, an observer is struck by the lack of coherence of this administration's foreign policy. Richard Ritenbaugh offers three examples of major foreign policy blunders over the past five years, asserting that they point to the diminished quality of leadership in high …


Why Liberals Love Illegals (Part Four)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, continuing in the series "Why liberals love illegals," reiterates that demonic influence seems to be guiding the ill-conceived decisions courting the favor of Islamic extremists, with the Attorney General Holder absolutely forbidding "profiling" of radical Islam, totally ignoring the …


Human Nature: Good or Evil?

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Progressives tend to believe that human nature is perfectible and evolving. Conservatives tend to believe that human nature is evil and must be controlled.


The Price of Arrogance

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

No matter whether it is good policy or not, a close-to-the-vest style of governance infuriates friend and foe alike because it comes across as arrogant.


Don't Meddle and Always Be Ready to Answer

Sermon by Mark Schindler

Mark Schindler reflects on some vituperative letters the Church received following the publication of a Berean on I Peter 2:17. The author had suggested that God's people should honor the President to the same extent that Peter apparently admonished his audience to honor the Roman Emperor Nero. To disrespect governmental leaders …


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.


Climategate

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The e-mails of Climategate have exposed the sham and hypocrisy of leftist pseudo-scientists who have fudged the data, clearly lusting after government grants.


Jesus, Paul, and the Christian Right

CGG Weekly by John W. Ritenbaugh

What did Jesus and Paul do politically and/or socially to change people's lives in their times? The answer to that question is 'nothing.'


America's Imminent Perfect Storm

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Is there a leader in the wings who will have the fortitude to face the coming crisis? Perhaps there is, though it appears that he has not shown his face in public.


The Wilderness Trek and Judgment Begins

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

God's people must learn to trust Him for their survival, remembering that the eating of Unleavened Bread is a reminder that only God has the power to rescue.


Newsworthy?

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh speculates as to the motivation driving the editor's selection of what is fit to print in the newspapers. The editor of the leftist leading Old Gray Lady (the New York Times) tries to bias the news toward one way, while Matt Drudge may try to influence a somewhat different bent. When Congress is out of …


The Vetting

Sermonette by Joseph B. Baity

We must take a closer look at ourselves, inviting God into the vetting process, recognizing the difference between what we are and how we present ourselves.


The Usual Chaos

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Michael Crichton predicted the disinformation age we are living through right now, warning that it would be difficult to separate reality from fantasy.


Shaped by the News

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, asking us if we recognize truths, especially in the current milieu when a high percentage of mainstream media has become infected with a sinister, politically driven fake news narrative, points out that God's Word is the only verifiable source of legitimate truth. The cynicism of Pontius Pilate concerning the …


Self-Government

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, in a basic Bible Study on self-government, focusing on Romans 13:1-7, maintains that submitting to a human government is a "work" which requires self-control, self-discipline, and self-government. The apostle Paul thoroughly disciplined his body as he followed the example of our Elder Brother Jesus …


The Unshakable Kingdom!

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Because all things will be violently shaken, God commands His people to place their trust in the unshakeable Kingdom of God which will displace all empires.


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 …


How to Conduct Ourselves as Ambassadors for Christ

Article by David F. Maas

Do we have what it takes to be ambassadors of Jesus Christ? Understanding how national representatives carry out their duties helps us in our commission.


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.


Why Was Hebrews Written? (Part Eleven): God Is Not Silent

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

Christians must seek God Himself and truly listen to what He says in His Word. Only then will they have the heart of wisdom to deal with today's challenges.


The False Morality of Compassion

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Just as love can be feigned to get a spouse's money or loyalty can be faked to attain a promotion, so can compassion be put on to gain sympathy, votes, and power.


Deceiving the American Public

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reminding us that, although previously co-habiting, homosexual, lesbian, and same-sex marriage relationships were viewed with repulsion by society, political correctness has coerced society to look upon these decrepit liaisons as normal. The movers and shakers of public opinion have steadily been working on …


Responsibilities of Real Liberty

Sermonette by Mark Schindler

A piece of paper, such as Abraham Lincoln's 1863 Emancipation Proclamation, does not really set people free, especially from the slavery of human nature.


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

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Governments of men are enmity against God. Our allegiance can be only to Jesus Christ, and not to the hopelessly corrupt political systems of the world.


Should a Christian Go To War? (Part 1)

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Conscientious objection to military action requires exercising mature faith, involving submission, loyalty, dedication, and conscientious obedience to God's Law.


The Handwriting Is on the Wall (2000)

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

In this keynote address of the 2000 Feast of Tabernacles, John Ritenbaugh, drawing on descriptions in Amos 2, suggests that those entrusted with leadership (power within the community, power within the nations) are taking advantage of their positions, metaphorically raping those who have no power. Most notably, an American …


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.