Beware of Philosophy

Article by Mike Ford (1955-2021)

In the end, philosophy is merely man's search for answers without God. Real truth is found in God's Word, not in the minds of self-important, fallible men.


Mightier Than The Sword (Part Five)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Locke and Rene Descartes were not anti-religion or anti-God per se, but they were able to galvanize the popular disenchantment with organized religion.


Mightier Than the Sword (Part Three)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

Jesuit-educated Rene Descartes never embraced religion, but instead apostatized by setting his own experience as his parameters of creation.


Mightier Than the Sword (Part Four)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, citing a statement made by FDR to his son-in-law that nothing happens in Washington that isn't planned, assures us that NOTHING escapes God's observation and that God's ultimate sovereignty guarantees that nothing occurs in history that hasn't been under God's control. What is now, and what has always happened …


Mightier Than the Sword (Part Two)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

Apostate philosophers such as Thomas Aquinas sought to elevate human reason above the knowledge of God, compartmentalizing secular from sacred knowledge.


Mightier Than The Sword (Part Twenty-Three)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, observing that secularism (a belief that morality should be based solely on the collective mores of mankind, and that religion should never enter into state or public education) has effectively eclipsed the influence of nominal Christianity in the western world, asserts that this unsettling state of affairs has …


Humanism's Flooding Influence (Part Four)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, expanding on the definition of humanism, suggests that secular humanists are non-theists, having their roots in naturalistic materialism, governed by a carnal, reprobate mind. If people turn away from God and His laws, the only way they can move is to liberalize toward non-restraint and license. The current …


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 …


Are You Looking for Some New Thing? (Part 1)

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, focusing upon the obsessive quirk of human nature to hear "some new thing," describes Paul's encounter with the Athenian philosophers at the Areopogas, the virtual headquarters of Western culture. Throughout history, the Word of God has always been in perpetual conflict with the world's culture, a …


Mightier Than the Sword (Part One)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

Apostasy in nominal Christianity has come from major philosophers, serving as 'educators' within the worldly churches, causing great damage with their pens.


Mightier Than The Sword (Part Fifteen)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, speaking of the philosophers who have drastically changed the course of world history through their writings, delves into the life of Karl Marx, the angry, rage-filled, madman from Trier, who is responsible for the mass murder of upwards to 200 million people—perpetrated by his dutiful disciples Lenin, …


Humanism's Flooding Influence (Part One)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh notes that humanism drives the philosophical approach of Tiger Woods and today's political leaders. Humanism stems from the Renaissance, a time men felt free to use their minds to expand their knowledge, exalting human reason and self-realization over religion and divine authority, replacing it with classical …


American Conservatism (Part Three)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the vastly different Zeitgeist which permeated the country before Andrew Jackson, a time when there were no guards around the White House, a venue which formerly was wide open to the public, in sharp contrast to the present day, when a vast army of security personnel barricades the President and …


In the Wake of an Unnatural Disaster (Part One)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, comparing human behavior in the wake of natural disasters, such as tornadoes and hurricanes, to unnatural disasters, such as bombs and military attacks, suggests that in the latter devastations people become dispirited, listless, as though they had lost their reason for living. Sadly, what has happened to our …


Conspiracy Theory (Part Fifteen)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

Satan has been working in the educational system, recognizing that the educator (secular or religious) can do more lasting damage than any other leader.


Mightier Than The Sword (Part Eighteen)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, continuing his expose of philosophers whose writings have wreaked more havoc on civilization than all military exploits combined, focuses on the life of Charles Darwin, whose book The Origin of the Species, ignited the childish, blind faith in evolution, a mindset which attempts to obliterate God out of the …


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 …


Mightier Than the Sword (Part Nineteen)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, continuing the exposé of philosophers who have wreaked greater damage on civilization than all military exploits taken together, focuses on a word that entered the philosophical vocabulary in 1854, namely epistemology, sometimes referred to as "the science of how we come to know what we know." …


Mightier Than the Sword (Part Thirteen)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reiterating that although Transcendentalism as a movement never had an abundance of adherents, submits that Emerson's teachings did permeate the schools of philosophy of American Ivy League Schools, institutions , ironically, which were started as Puritan Theological Seminaries. Harvard welcomed him with open …


Mightier Than The Sword (Part Fourteen)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

Ralph Waldo Emerson's insistence that every person is free to be his own god served as the underpinnings of the ascendant, emergent religion of humanism.


The Wisdom of Men and Faith

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

The pressures and conflicts that the church has undergone is part of the spirit of the time that has embroiled religious and political institutions worldwide.


In the Wake of an Unnatural Disaster (Part Nine)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, citing Romans 1:18-20, asserts that, even though the existence of the Everlasting Deity can easily be accessed by reason and observation, Satan, having worked feverishly through philosophers and educators in the western world, to where Jacob's children had migrated, employing the distorted 'luminaries' (such as …


Simplicity in Christ

Article by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

When faced with doctrinal change, we must remember that the truth of God is simple. Even complex doctrines are easily understood by those who truly seek God.


Mightier Than the Sword (Part Ten)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, focusing on three English humanistic philosophers closely related in ideas and outlook, namely Jeremy Bentham, (the father of Utilitarianism) John Stuart Mill (reared from his youth by his father on the principles of Utilitarianism) and Bertrand Russell, revealed that these families thought alike, developing a …


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 …


Can Theology Define God's Nature?

Article by Earl L. Henn (1934-1997)

Human reason and logic are practically useless as tools in determining the nature of God. Only the Bible gives a complete revelation of God.


Mightier Than The Sword (Part Eleven)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, in his exposé of philosophers who have impacted culture generally and education specifically, focuses on the writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson, America's foremost practitioner of Transcendentalism and Pantheism, philosophical viewpoints somewhat akin to those mentioned in Romans 1:20 and Psalm 19, which suggests …


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 …


At the Center of Everything

CGG Weekly

Our culture places God on an equal plane with Allah, Brahma, Buddha, or any other deity, resulting in mass confusion over who or even what the true God is.


Whatever Happened to Gnosticism? Part Two: Defining Gnosticism

Article by David C. Grabbe

We can glimpse Gnosticism in Paul's epistles to the Galatians and Colossians, in which he combats Gnosticism's twisting of the truth of Jesus Christ.


Leadership and the Covenants (Part Twenty-One)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, focusing on Genesis 6:5, prior to the Flood, in which mankind's thoughts and intents were evil continually, warns us that a parallel time is on the horizon for those living today. Like our ancient ancestors, we share a habitation with Satan and his demons, evil beings who have been preparing for our demise for …


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.


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.


Tests of True Knowledge

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

A person who is puffed up parades his knowledge by exhibiting impatience, intolerance, or a false modesty, marginalizing what the uneducated in their minds.


The Covenants, Grace, and Law (Part Twenty-Two)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

The Gnostics criticized by Paul in Colossians 2:16-17 were guilty of bringing in ritualistic ascetic discipline to propitiate demons.


The Covenants, Grace, and Law (Part Twenty-One)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

The Colossian Christians were criticized by ascetics for the way they were keeping the Sabbath and holy days. Paul argues against a philosophy, not the law of God.


Eradicating Humanity

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Ever since God created the first man and woman in Eden, Satan has been interested in nothing else but the eradication of humanity from his "proper domain."


Are the Sabbath and Holy Days Done Away?

'Ready Answer' by Earl L. Henn (1934-1997)

In order to justify not keeping the Sabbath, many use Colossians 2:16-17 as proof that Paul did not command it. Here is what they are overlooking.


Mightier Than The Sword (Part Twenty-Two)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reading a satirical poem from a high school student, demonstrating how basic religious rights have been stripped from our educational institutions, laments that this erosion of freedom and rights against the descendants of Jacob has taken many years to unfold. The attack on the cultures of America, Britain, and …


Purpose-Driven Churches (Part 2)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

The emerging, new paradigm, purpose driven, outcome-based churches emphasize that the ends justify the means, glorifying relativistic human philosophy.


The Covenants, Grace, and Law (Part Twenty)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

God has given us His Law, which shows us the way of sanctification and holiness. God is in the process of reproducing His kind — the God-kind.


Themes of I Corinthians (Part 8)

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

In I Corinthians 15, Paul expounds the resurrection, recalling the basic facts of the gospel message, stressing that salvation is an ongoing process.


Purpose-Driven Churches (Part 3)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Outcome based religion exalts numerical growth and feeling good over the truth of God, promoting the use of modern psychology over 'divisive' biblical doctrine.


Christ's Death and the Immortality of the Soul

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

The dangerous false belief of inherent immortal life has led to an acceleration of sin and the danger of eternal oblivion. Only God can give eternal life.