We must continually upgrade our decorum and formality in our approach to God. What is practiced on the outside reinforces what is on the inside.
Formality and decorum (in terms of dress and behavior) are part of godly standards and sanctity. We must always look for the spirit and intent of what God commands.
Clothing and hair length signal and reflect areas of rebellion, defiled attitudes, and spiritual health, providing a barometer of a person's character.
Hair length and clothing are outward indicators of a person's inner spiritual condition. They serve as a testimony of what we are on the inside.
In the matter of godly standards for dress, we must adopt the humble, childlike, sincere, unassuming, and teachable attitude, loving God intimately.
Martin Collins, decrying the casualness which has overtaken many mainstream Protestant and Catholic churches, suggests that this attitude has been creeping into the greater Church of God. In the current scattered condition of the church, formality has given way to a casual approach in which some individuals appear in pajamas, …
Our and our children's behavior at Sabbath services must conform to the serious and godly nature of this special worship time with God.
John Ritenbaugh, citing Isaiah 5:20-25 and reflecting on the changes that have taken place in our culture for the last 80 years, cautions us that regression in moral turpitude has accelerated rapidly. Because of the rapid information flow, the changes occur faster, and the regressions become the norm, as is seen in the …
We must have established some relationship with God before we can rightly fear Him. A holy fear is the key to unlocking the treasuries of salvation and wisdom.
What is worship? What should our attitude be in worship? How do we worship God? Our God is seeking people to worship Him in spirit and truth!
Because of Dispensationalism, many believe there is an adversarial relationship between law and grace, as though they cannot be complementary.
John Ritenbaugh reminds us that the doctrines entrusted to us through Herbert Armstrong's apostleship remain a major plank in the foundation of our faith. Adopting a revolutionary stance (Proverbs 24:21) for the sake of change, variety, or relieving boredom will systematically destroy the faith once delivered. Through the …
We must not leave child rearing to chance, but ought to bend the tender twigs entrusted to us toward God's purpose, training our children in righteousness.