Religion in Politics

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

True Christians should not take religious presidential candidates as a sign of American revival. It is an old ploy, using religion to gain temporal power.


Politics and Idolatry

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Many are not just 'into' politics—it is their religion. They worship at the altar of government, sacrificing to honor the god of politics, the party.


Jesus, Paul, and the Christian Right

CGG Weekly by John W. Ritenbaugh

What did Jesus and Paul do politically and/or socially to change people's lives in their times? The answer to that question is 'nothing.'


Who Gets Jesus' Vote?

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

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.


The American Faith

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Most people do not consider patriotism to be a kind of faith, but it has every possibility of being or becoming one, especially to those who have become disaffected.


The False Morality of Compassion

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Just as love can be feigned to get a spouse's money or loyalty can be faked to attain a promotion, so can compassion be put on to gain sympathy, votes, and power.


Trump, Comey, and Theology

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh, reflecting on a recent article in Christianity Today analyzing "The Theology Beneath the Trump-Comey Conflict" reveals that James Comey's favorite philosopher—theologian is moral "pragmatist" Reinhold Niebuhr, the subject of the former FBI director's master's thesis. Niebuhr, who …


Is the United States a Christian Nation? (Part One)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

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.


Above the Fray

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The New Testament contains no calls to get involved in government to affect change in society. The change must be internal and individual, not a crusade.


Liberal Haters of God

CGG Weekly by Charles Whitaker

To secularists, faith in the unseen God is incomprehensible and irrational. They view it as divisive to the coherence of society, as well as destructive.


Interesting Times

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

An ancient Chinese curse says, 'May you live in interesting times,' and so we do. Over the past week, we have witnessed at least two important events.


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 …


A Search for a Singular Truth (Part One)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

A political party has the trappings of a religion, trying to get adherents to their beliefs and ideas. America is being torn apart by two false religions.


Socialism is Mob Rule

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

Socialism is a denial of law, resulting in the masses to plundering the productive. When agitators convince people of their victimhood, they unleash mob rule.


The Leavening of the Pharisees, Sadducees, and Herod

Sermonette by Ted E. Bowling

Jesus warned of three varieties of leaven that we must guard against, staying aware of the pitfalls that will pull us down and corrupt us.


Is the United States a Christian Nation? (Part Two)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

A true Christian is sanctified by a specific body of beliefs and how he lives. No mainstream church in America has ever yielded itself to the right doctrines.


Parables of Matthew 13 (Part 2): Leaven

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The Kingdom of God or of Heaven has past, present, and future aspects. The Kingdom parables primarily provide instruction for the present aspect.


Prepare to Meet Your God! (The Book of Amos) (Part Two)

Booklet by John W. Ritenbaugh

Israel had every opportunity that the Gentiles did not have. God gave the Israelites gifts to live a better way, but they completely failed to reflect Him.