Whose Family Values?

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

Whose family values should we hold and follow? Is there any indication that we will return to good and right values?


Strengthening the Family

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

God ordained marriage and the family for the physical and spiritual growth and nurturing of children. God's goal is a Family composed of mature spirit beings.


Why Bother With Fathers?

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

America should know better, yet for generations, the sanctity of marriage has steadily declined. Now divorce is routine and illegitimacy is commonplace.


The Real Solution to Baggy Pants

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

To combat this trend, several communities have proposed bans on baggy or saggy pants. The ACLU says they are racially discriminatory. Here's what all are missing.


Are We Losing Our Children?

CGG Weekly by David C. Grabbe

The demands of life leave most adults gasping for breath and struggling to shoulder the load. But what effect is this pace having on the next generation?


The Cold Culture of Silence (Part One)

'Prophecy Watch' by Charles Whitaker

America is suffering a plague of dysfunctional families. The cost is enormous when children fail to receive the loving stability of whole families.


The Politicization of Motherhood (Part One)

'WorldWatch' by Mike Ford (1955-2021)

Feminism has been growing in strength through Western culture for more than a century, leaving its despoiling mark on the family, the workplace, and society in general. Mike Ford, commenting on research done by author Erica Komisar, explains that the facts indicate that children - and society as a whole - function better when …


The Zeitgeist of Suicide (Part Two): Causes and Results of Rejecting True Values

'Prophecy Watch' by Charles Whitaker

What are the causes—moral, social, and technological—behind the new demographic realities? Perhaps more importantly, what will be their consequences? Charles Whitaker spotlights the value of children to society—one that is increasingly ignored in this age of materialism.


Marriage—A God-Plane Relationship (Part One)

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

As the end draws near, those who are married seem to have the deck stacked against them. Even in good times, marriage has its difficulties!


The Promise in the Fifth Commandment (Part One)

'Ready Answer' by David F. Maas

What is the connection between keeping the fifth commandment—honoring parents—and enjoying a long, fulfilling, productive life on earth?


Population Trends in Asia (Part Three): Lots of Puppy-dog Tails

CGG Weekly by Charles Whitaker

In many traditional societies, boys are favored over girls; female infanticide is nothing new. However, ultrasound and cheap abortions have made it easier.


Happy Father's Day

Commentary by Mike Ford (1955-2021)

Even a poor father is better than no father. In a single parent household, children are 4 times as likely to be poor, have bad grades and a confused sexual identity.


The Cold Culture of Silence (Part Two)

'Prophecy Watch' by Charles Whitaker

Our culture has deteriorated into one of cold, unloving silence on the subject of the dysfunctional family and the frequent delinquency of its children.


A Heritage and a Reward

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins illustrates the horrible degradation of this society because of the abandonment of the Fifth Commandment, insists that God intended children to be a heritage and a reward to those who obey His Law. American society is cursed because the family, its most important component, is dysfunctional. It is impossible to …


Mightier Than The Sword (Part Sixteen)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh continues his expose of Karl Marx, described as the angry, belligerent, dark fellow from Trier, a man who was possibly possessed by Satan himself, who wrote an extremely caustic and pathogenic document, "The Communist Manifesto," characterized as socialism on steroids, a document which calls for the …


The Century of the Child

'Prophecy Watch' by Martin G. Collins

Self-appointed experts insist that rapid technological change requires a transfer of influence over children from 'ill-prepared' parents to 'Those Who Know Better.'


The Politicization of Motherhood (Part Two)

'WorldWatch' by Mike Ford (1955-2021)

The feminist movement has taken a heavy toll on the importance of motherhood to our society. For instance, feminists encourage mother to return to work as soon after childbirth as possible, leaving the baby in the care of a daycare center. Mike Ford focuses on the politically charged rhetoric of leading feminists that demonizes …


Father Knows Best

'Ready Answer' by Mike Ford (1955-2021)

Negative role models and failure to take responsibility characterize more and more fathers today. Here's why this is happening and what to do about it.


The Sexual Floodgate Is Open!

Commentary by Martin G. Collins

Progressive legislation is destroying the family, making sodomy the law of the land. Now pedophilia will be declared normal, and hence legal.


The Handwriting Is on the Wall (2005)

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

The family is under savage attack, with more and more children born out of wedlock. With the destruction of the family, we are witnessing the death of the U.S.


Fathers Provoking Children

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Most families in God's church have a functional father, but even so, extremes of leniency and overbearing strictness do not make an ideal father.


The March Toward Globalism (Part Six)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Both God and Satan have been preparing their respective families, meticulously producing vessels of mercy and vessels of wrath. While God expects parents to cultivate sound-mindedness, balance, and self-control in our children, Satan has been shaping the pliable minds of children though his self-centered, self-indulgent, …


Playing With Fire

Article by John O. Reid (1930-2016)

Solomon uses the analogy of taking fire to his bosom or walking on hot coals to describe sinning. In particular, he warns against sexual sins.


The Fifth Commandment (1997)

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

The fifth commandment begins the section of six commands regarding our relationships with other people. Children should learn proper respect in the family.


No Children, No Hope For the Future

Commentary by Martin G. Collins

Many of the leaders in Europe do not have children; they are emblematic of the curse of barrenness. Western civilization has chosen death rather than life.


Urgency to Get Closer to God

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by Kim Myers

Kim Myers, observing the worsening moral, economic, political, and cultural climate in America, speculates that the time when the offspring of Jacob are going to pay the piper is rapidly closing in. With a national debt of 23 trillion dollars, far larger than the combined GDP of a dozen developed nations, America is on the cusp …


Hiding In Plain Sight

Sermonette by Mike Ford (1955-2021)

Mike Ford, describing a picture of a fox hiding in the middle of a group of bloodhounds, with the caption, "When in trouble, try to blend in," compares this picture to the results of a Barna poll stating that 59% of 'Christians' do not believe in Satan. Hollywood and the 'progressive' media have done a good job of …


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 …


The Fifth Commandment

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

The fifth commandment stands at the head of the second tablet of the Decalogue, which governs our human relationships. It is critical for family and society.


The Will of the People

CGG Weekly by David C. Grabbe

Does the public truly care about this death knell—the fact that a civilization cannot survive if the basic building block, the family, is destroyed?


The Seventh Commandment

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

The Seventh Commandment—prohibiting adultery—covers the subject of faithfulness. Unfaithfulness devastates many aspects of family and society life.


Demography Is Destiny

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh reiterates that demography is destiny. Population trends become reliable trends of future national consequences. Population declines in Russia have lead President Vladimir Putin to propose stipends to couples for having children. Japan's population has declined so drastically that 50% of the productive force will …


The Zeitgeist of Suicide (Part Four): A Soup Tureen of Trouble

'Prophecy Watch' by Charles Whitaker

With populations around the world in decline, how will governments and businesses maintain the present standard of living? Charles Whitaker reveals that their solution, hinted at in the sudden surge in biotechnology, resides in technology discovering a brave new world.


Sodom, Here We Come

CGG Weekly by Charles Whitaker

What an individual does affects the lives of others as well. Regardless of who commits it, there is no such thing as a victimless crime or a private sin.


What's Wrong With 'Here Comes the Groom'?

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Radical feminism has tried to empower one gender by disabling and marginalizing the other gender, creating a pathological, dysfunctional society.


The Fifth Commandment

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

The fifth commandment teaches our responsibility to give high regard, respect, and esteem to parents and other authority figures, leading to a prosperous life.


The Big Lie (Part Two)

Commentary by Mark Schindler

Mark Schindler reiterates that Satan remains the father of lies (John 8:44), incessantly spewing out lies in every field of endeavor in order to further his agenda of destroying mankind and the earth. One such lie is that the time has come for post-modern civilization to jettison marriage, procreation, and the family as outmoded …


Christian Marriage (Part Two)

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

The evil of the mixed marriages in the Book of Malachi was a spiritual defilement, yoking spiritual and worldly elements, intrinsically unequal.


The March Toward Globalism (Part Four)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Self-centeredness is the fountainhead of evil behavior found in our youth, carrying over into the infantile behaviors of our elected officials. The righteous find it increasingly difficult to prevail under these circumstances, but the mandate still stands to persevere through these evil times. The vessels of wrath are being …


The Day of Israel's Calamity

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

As a nation, we have rejected wisdom in favor of foolishness, bringing about major calamities: famines, pestilence, earthquakes, cosmic disturbances.


Childrearing (Part Three)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

Our children internalize our values; we teach largely by example. If we do not take seriously the responsibility for rearing our children, somebody else will.


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 …


Mightier Than The Sword (Part Seven)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, continuing his exposition of the French philosopher Rousseau, pointed out that he fathered five children, but because of his narcissistic devotion to himself and his precious creature comforts, he abandoned every one of them to orphanages, believing that it was the State's obligation to care for children, not …


A Body in Motion

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on Sir Isaac Newton's famous theorem, the "First Law of Motion: When viewed in an inertial reference frame, an object either remains at rest or continues to move at a constant velocity, unless acted upon by an external force" (more popularly, "a body in motion tends to stay in motion …


America's Number One Addiction

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Pornography destroys intimacy and objectifies the sexual partner; it turns sex into a mechanical, self-gratifying act, destroying real, wholesome love.


Jesus, Mary, and Josephine?

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh reiterates the hideous findings of the Atlantic Monthly that 'gay is the new normal' and 'same sex marriage is now acceptable.' Modern Israel has attained equivalency with Sodom and Gomorrah. The television program Pretty Little Liars glorifies lesbianism. Recently a Methodist church pageant in Iowa portrayed …


Parenting (Part 1): Principles

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

In the aftermath of the Columbine massacre at Littleton, Colorado, Richard Ritenbaugh observes that the parenting practices of our people leave a great deal to be desired. Because of our upside down emphasis on the youth culture and its characteristic selfishness or self-centeredness, the family is crumbling and deteriorating. …


Standing With God (Part One)

CGG Weekly by Charles Whitaker

Sociologists often point to the decline of the twin institutions of marriage and the family as the fount of most American cultural ills.


Our Father

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by John O. Reid (1930-2016)

Emotional and spiritual well-being of children improves when fathers fulfill their role. People from dysfunctional families have a skewed image of God.


Psalms: Book Three (Part Three)

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Psalm 75 reveals that God both promotes and removes individuals from positions of power and He has the final say as to how power will be administrated.


Whatever Became of Sin?

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by David F. Maas

Jesus Christ did not preach collective salvation and did not remove the responsibility from any of us for overcoming or qualifying for His kingdom.


The Seventh Commandment: Adultery

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

In Amos' prophecy, faithlessness and sexual immorality loom large, like a a prostitute chasing after lovers. Faithlessness extends into not keeping one's word.


Countering the Culture

Article by Staff

There is no doubt that America's culture is plunging to depths many of us never imagined. To Christians, having to deal with the world is a frightening prospect. Here are five steps we can take to mitigate its influence on our lives.


The Commandments (Part Ten)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

The fifth commandment provides a bridge, connecting our relationships with God and the relationships with our fellow human beings.


Birthrates in Decline

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Demographers, those who statistically study the dynamics of human populations, have determined that each nation must have a sustained birth rate of 2.1 (that is, 2.1 children for each couple) if it is to maintain a "steady-state" population, that is, one where there will be a child to "replace" each adult …


Our Part in the Sanctification Process (Part Two): Cultivating Love

Sermon by David F. Maas

The opposite of selfishness is not self-hatred, but mature self-love, loving ourselves as a responsible, caring parent would (or should) love a growing child.


The Household of God and Truth

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

To destroy the concept of home is to destroy the nation or church. The centrality of the family or household is the heart of the church and the nation.


The Seventh Commandment (1997)

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

For decades, sexual sins have topped the list of social issues. The problem is unfaithfulness. The seventh commandment has natural and spiritual penalties.