Middle East Democracy?

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

No form of human government can ensure peace, and the reason the word 'human.' People have a carnal nature that always brings them into conflict with each other.


The Gospel of Freedom and Democracy

CGG Weekly by David C. Grabbe

For good or ill, John Winthrop's 'city on a hill' imagery has come to pass in the United States — but the light it is emitting is feeble at best.


Would Jesus Christ Vote? (Part One)

Bible Study by Martin G. Collins

Because it is not directly mentioned in Scripture, people often ask if voting is biblically condoned. The real question is, would Jesus vote?


A Lesson From History

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, citing Abraham Lincoln's intention, as well as the Preamble of the Constitution stating that the people should govern the United States, suggests that the original intent has been turned on its head, and unscrupulous elite has taken up the reigns of rulership. Every democracy that has ever existed, according to …


Why We Do Not Vote

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

In America, where the political process is hailed as free and democratic, it is considered somehow "un-American" not to vote whenever the polling stations open.


If You Can Keep It

Sermonette by Joseph B. Baity

Americans, having by and large lost both their morality and their sense of vigilance, now stand on the verge of losing the republic.


One Speaking For Many

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, focusing on the 16th word in the American Pledge of Allegiance, "Republic" asserts that the United States is thankfully not a democracy (that is, popular or "mob" rule) but instead a representative republic in which citizens elect representatives to establish public policy. The Founders …


An Important Reality (Part 1)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

Government unions are unwilling to sacrifice, but feel that their pay is an entitlement. Do we also feel that we are entitled to God's blessings?


On Taking Bribes

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, citing the work of Alexis de Tocqueville, suggests that democracy has an inherent weakness: once the electorate understands it can "get something" from the government, democracy will disintegrate into tyrannical minorities of self-centered coalitions with their hands in the public till, draining the …


Whence Comes Leadership?

CGG Weekly by David C. Grabbe

Are we living in such a manner that will incline God to bless us with good leadership rather than curse us with leadership that will lead us astray?


The Abuse of Freedom

Commentary by Joseph B. Baity

Change agents in the United States are engaging in a deliberate assault on free speech, which the Founding Fathers protected through the Bill of Rights.


Simple Gifts: American Reflection

Commentary by Mark Schindler

Liberty cannot exist without morality, or morality without faith. Today, humanists are destroying God's 'simple gifts' that made America exceptional.


Globalism (Part Two): The Tents of Shem

'Prophecy Watch' by Charles Whitaker

Globalism is a fact of our age, but what ideas undergird it? Most of globalism's underlying principles have their origins in the Israelitish peoples.


Globalism (Part One): Founded on Fear and Faithlessness

'Prophecy Watch' by Charles Whitaker

What is globalism? Where is it headed? Does it have a balancing counterpart? Who is driving it? What does it have to do with the prophecies of the end time?


A Government Like the Nations

CGG Weekly by David C. Grabbe

Sometimes God's most effective judgment is to give His people what they want and let them suffer for it.


The Unshakable Kingdom!

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Because all things will be violently shaken, God commands His people to place their trust in the unshakeable Kingdom of God which will displace all empires.


How Was It Accomplished So Easily? (Part Two)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

Like the gullible German public in the time of Hitler is the equally gullible American electorate, oblivious to the calamity which will soon befall them.


Globalism (Part Eight): A Force for Conflict

'Prophecy Watch' by Charles Whitaker

Globalism, as it comes in contact with tribalism, often causes conflict because the two systems are incompatible. Such a collision is prophesied.


'Christianity Today' and Trump

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Donald Trump is not a paragon of virtue but is a change from the doctrines entrenched in Washington. Personal morality is not enough to remove anyone from office.


Tyranny by the Few

CGG Weekly by David C. Grabbe

The media bears responsibility for our downward spiral through marginalizing the conservative majority. It presents a warped reality, and gradually makes it stick.


Intensity is Increasing: Are You Listening?

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

It is far more important for God's called-out ones to be ready than to know the time of Christ's return, an event to which even He is not privy.


Searching for Israel (Part Eleven): Manasseh Found

Article by Charles Whitaker

Jacob's prophecy in Genesis 48 promises that Manasseh will be a great nation. One nation in today's world is the unmistakable fulfillment of this prophecy.


Globalism (Part Nine): Running To and Fro

'Prophecy Watch' by Charles Whitaker

Globalism is a force to bring about widespread dispersions of peoples before the end to bring about 'the time of Jacob's trouble.'


Liberty and Justice for All

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

God has freed us from the bondage of sin, the breaking of His law. Liberty comes only from obeying God and accepting the positive yoke of Jesus Christ.


Are We Already In Captivity?

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh states that Joshua read aloud the blessings and cursings pronounced on Israel (first mentioned in Deuteronomy 27). When the people of Israel obeyed, God blessed them, and when they disobeyed, God cursed them. The economic curses that the United States has received are a result of the covetousness of its …


We Give Our Heads and Hearts

Sermon by Mark Schindler

God's people (as ambassadors and pilgrims) must pledge their hearts, minds, and allegiance to the coming Kingdom of God, which will last forever.


The Nones, Atheism, and Immorality

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

The 'Nones' have risen to prominence in society, ideologically committed to abortion, radical feminism, homosexuality, strict gun control, and socialism.


Things Which Cannot Be Shaken

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, asking whether our world was shaken by the political event last week, acknowledges that we are entering a paradigm shift as the world is going through a painful series of crises, giving us horrendous trials. Mankind, convinced by Satan, has accepted the fatal idea that it can get along without God. When faced …


The First Commandment: Idolatry

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Idolatry is the most frequently committed sin, seen in five commandments. God challenges us to either defend our body of beliefs or drop them in favor of His.


Ecclesiastes Resumed (Part Twenty-Nine)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh reflects on two recent news items in which individuals foolishly initiated altercations with police and lost their lives in the process. As a matter of common sense, it seems the height of idiocy to challenge constituted authority. Solomon reminds us in Ecclesiastes 8:17 that we are not privy to God's operations …