The West sees religion as useful, but on its own terms. In the present climate, religion as a force for encouraging moral conduct is practically powerless.
How many churches have produced splits because someone in the congregation deviated from what God clearly states and forced the issue on the leadership?
There are over 1,200 Christian denominations in the United States! Why has God not intervened to remove the confusion and set things straight?
Ron Sellers, a religious trend watcher, sees great instability in world religion, and it is mirrored in God's church. Richard Ritenbaugh shows how this dovetails with Bible prophecy of the end time.
According to both American political parties, we have just endured "the most important" campaign and election in our nation's history, certainly in our lifetimes. ...
John Ritenbaugh, ruminating on George Friedman's speculations on President Erdogan's campaign and Turkey's future role in world affairs, suggests that we may have to make a major change in perception on how we have heretofore sized up prophetic events. The real struggle on the world stage for millennia has been the competition …
While more people consider themselves spiritual, fewer are religious. They are less sure about what they really believe and more tolerant of other beliefs.
'Tis the season of much debate over a perennial topic, the separation of church and state. It reaches a boiling point in the cold season of Christmas.
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.
Technology merely indicates material development, whitewashing over a culture's moral, ethical, or spiritual state with shiny displays and distractions.
Idolatry is probably the sin that the Bible most often warns us against. We worship the source of our values and standards, whether the true God or a counterfeit.
Despite the growing popularity of Purpose-Driven churches, national immorality is still increasing. The 'emerging church' grows numerically by suppressing truth.
Idolatry constitutes the fountainhead from which all other sins flow, all of which amplify obsessive self-centeredness and self-indulgence.
Although America was not founded as a Christian nation, it was designed to accommodate a sense of morality and justice based on Judean-Christian principles.
The strife between this world's belief systems shows that God did not originate them. False teachings are dangerous because they can erode the faith.
The Ten Commandments open with the most important, the one that puts our relationship with God in its proper perspective. It is a simple but vital command.
The disintegration of the Catholic Church and the greater church of God have eerie parallels. We must seek the wisdom of God rather than the wisdom of men.
The emerging, new paradigm, purpose driven, outcome-based churches emphasize that the ends justify the means, glorifying relativistic human philosophy.