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.


Nudging

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh focuses upon a concept developed by behavioral scientists called "Nudge Theory," which proposes positive reinforcement to make group behavior more efficient. A subtle (or not so subtle) example is painting footprints and handprints on both sides of escalators to prompt people to fill up normally …


Points of Reference

Sermonette by Joseph B. Baity

Joe Baity draws a distinction between ancient mariners, who recognized they were off course due to stormy weather, and those of us today who may be unaware that we are off course on our spiritual journey. After a storm, those ancient mariners found steady, reliable points of reference in the skies, once the clouds cleared away, …


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.


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.


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 Conquering Offensive!

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Our Christian warfare cannot merely consist in maintaining a defensive holding pattern, but instead we must go on the conquering offensive, using the sword.


Me, Myself, and You

Sermonette by Joseph B. Baity

Joe Baity, reflecting on the seeming Narcissistic Zeitgeist displayed by our generation, promoting self-gratification, self-realization, and self-indulgence, with a plethora of self-help books promoting elevating self interest above others, cautions that this approach damages both our relationship with God and our relationships …


Mightier Than the Sword (Part Twenty-One)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, observing that the philosophers who have made a lasting negative impact on western culture (Darwin, Marx, Emerson) were born within one decade after the 19th Century began, warns that Satan has been exponentially stepping up his diabolical attack on all of mankind, using the poisonous pens of these philosophers …


Confronting the Field of Battle

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

We must put on the entire armor of God, not just the defensive parts. We must proactively rather than reactively assume out part in the spiritual battle.


Narcissists! Get Real!

Commentary by Martin G. Collins

As Haman demonstrates, God deposes the proud and will bring them low. We must learn to humble ourselves under God's hand, and He will exalt us.