Martyrdom is not a penalty because a person has failed to qualify for the Place of Safety; rather, it is a badge of honor for those who have overcome.
For His Own reasons, God has chosen not to reveal His plan to those the world considers wise, but, instead, to work with the weaker sort of mankind.
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
Martin Collins warns that we have an obligation to respond to our calling, ensuring our heavenly citizenship, no longer living on a passport, but having a birth certificate in our heavenly kingdom. The church is our state, kingdom, and temple, and places us in the body of Jesus Christ's bride, citizens in God's eternal kingdom. …
Having experienced the turmoil of the Catholic—Protestant clash, the framers of our Constitution did not want any sect dictating religious doctrines or practices.
In evaluating the dubious fruits of a false minister, we must realize that belief and conduct are inextricably linked and the linkage must be with God's Word.
America has never embraced true Christianity as its dominant faith, nor has it ever really followed Christ, but has instead embraced a counterfeit.
John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the terrifying events at the close of the age described in Matthew 24:4-13, asks us who really deserves our loyalty ? Several years ago, the intensity of persecution started to mount against Christianity. The Coptic Christians of Egypt have been severely persecuted by the Muslim Brotherhood, with …
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.
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.
Our attitude toward government must be one of submission. The church cannot perform its function without the cooperation of the carnal civil governments.
John Ritenbaugh, after going through the history of Israel's incremental rejection of God's authority and putting themselves under the yoke of Satan's political system, asserts that God is establishing a spiritual kingdom from the dynasty of David, having Christ at the head installed beginning with the seventh trump when He will …
Our calling to be a holy one - to be a saint - is our real vocation. We must continually evaluate everything through the lens of being set apart for holiness.
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?
The Bible, in both parables and prophecies, interprets itself and remains consistent in its use of symbols. We cannot arbitrarily attach meaning to symbols.
Jesus Christ remained totally in control of the events of His trial, including His own prediction that He would be crucified under Roman law.
Jesus magnifies the Law in Matthew 5, moving beyond the behavior into the motivating thought behind the deed, warning that we do not retaliate in kind.
Satan has taught mankind the craft of war between nations, within families, in politics, and in sports. We must resist being dragged into partisan battles.