Is America a Christian Nation? Summary (Part One)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh asserts that. despite recent claims from the Evangelical conservatives, America was never established as a Christian nation. God called out Abraham, specifically blessing him, and through him, blessed the nations of the entire earth. The early European settlers of the North American Continent consisted of …


Victims of Existentialism

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the philosophical stance of existentialism (each individual has the responsibility to find his own meaning in life, stressing that people are not answerable to any higher power, but are totally responsible for what he does and subject to the consequences of his actions, bringing to him a great deal …


A Quick Survey of American Christianity

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, focusing on an article in Christianity Today, suggests that a nation's religion generally determine the moral standards of a nation. In the United States, 70% -80% consider themselves as Christians, but only 19% are active church goers, 20% of professing Christians are much less involved, while 30% described …


Do You Feel Free?

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, examining an article by Guy Benson, the political editor for Townhall.com who sees no conflict between his homosexual orientation and his conservative views, suggests that his defense of his uncloseted perversity is emblematic of the weakness of nominal Christianity. The mainstream Christian churches have lost …


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.


Has America Gone Crazy? (Part One)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

America today resembles pre-revolution France. Like other mass movements, America's civil war drums are beaten by leaders in government, religion, and education.


Liberalism and Education (Part One)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

While liberalism claims to champion civil liberties and individual liberties, liberal governments rob us of liberty and saddle us with useless regulations.


Is America a Christian Nation? Summary (Part Two)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

The following seven points refute the unsubstantiated claim that America ever was, or continues to be, a Christian nation.


Does Doctrine Really Matter? (Part Five)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Most people have not used the Word of God as their standard of morality and conduct, but instead are allowing society and culture to shape their attitudes.


Does Doctrine Really Matter? (Part Ten)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

The vast majority of Christian-professing churches has been saturated with pagan doctrines (like antinomianism and dispensationalism), derived from Gnosticism.


Does Doctrine Really Matter? (Part Eleven)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Because of Dispensationalism, many believe there is an adversarial relationship between law and grace, as though they cannot be complementary.


Themes of Ruth (Part One): Naomi

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Naomi's attractive personality, selflessness, godly conviction and common sense characterize her relationship with her Gentile daughters-in-law.


Should a Christian Enforce Unjust Laws?

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh acknowledges that this is not our Father's world and that man's laws, established by "community" mores, are often at cross purposes with God's holy law—laws such as legalized infanticide (abortion) and same-sex 'marriage' (sexual perversion). Consequently, a true Christian cannot become caught up …


Rejoice in What We Are

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Because we have been given revelation, we should have peace and a sense of well-being about life that would make the high-achievers of this world envious.


Why So Many Religions? (Part One)

CGG Weekly by John W. Ritenbaugh

There are over 1,200 Christian denominations in the United States! Why has God not intervened to remove the confusion and set things straight?


Samson and the Christian (Part 5)

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Samson never really lived up to his potential, rarely using the power God had made available to him; he never raised an army or dispensed justice.


Samson and the Christian (Part 3)

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

As Judges 14 opens, God motivates a spoiled, lustful, impetuous troublemaker to begin delivering Israel from the Philistines. Samson walked by sight.


Does Doctrine Really Matter? (Part Three)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Throughout the 'Christian' world, militant atheism may be decreasing, but religious indifference is also increasing at even a more dramatic rate.


Balls and Strikes

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The book of Judges show the depths to which that culture sank when no common standard—no home plate, if you will—guided its beliefs and decisions.


The Cultural Moral Norm

Commentary by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, reporting the findings of a recent Barna Poll, reveals that many Americans (especially the Millennials) have rejected the concept of moral absolutes and have embraced the treacherous notion that truth is relative, totally a matter of personal experience and cultural preference, similar to the state of affairs in …


Two Different Perspectives

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

While more people consider themselves spiritual, fewer are religious. They are less sure about what they really believe and more tolerant of other beliefs.


Countering the Culture

Article by Staff

There is no doubt that America's culture is plunging to depths many of us never imagined. Here are five steps to mitigate its influence on our lives.


Toward Anarchy

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

No human government, big or small, centralized or local, will work unless the governed are willing to put aside their self-interests for the good of all.


Conspiracy Theory (Part Fourteen)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

Pragmatism relies on what is convenient rather than what is right, cowardly kicking the can down the road for future generations to pick up.


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?


Identity as Sovereign

CGG Weekly by David C. Grabbe

With mankind as the pinnacle and the undisputed authority, and one's Identity unassailable, we are left with a whole planet of little sovereigns.


Feast: Command of God?

Sermonette by Ronny H. Graham

Keeping God's annual Sabbaths are just as much a mandate on God's people as keeping the Ten Commandments.


A Nation of Laws?

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Americans love law in principle, but when the law begins to squeeze them and their accustomed lifestyles, it becomes acceptable to ignore the offending law.


Hope to the End (Part Two)

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

We need these horrific times and conditions to learn the consequences of foolish decisions in order to ensure that nothing like this ever happens again.


Be Prepared

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, asking us about our preparedness as we made plans for the Feast of Tabernacles, asks us if we plan ahead when we understand God's purpose for the feast. All of us planned, anticipating needs, imitating this cardinal godly trait of our heavenly father. Preparations are made in everything we envision. Life is …


Mightier Than The Sword (Part Seven)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

Rousseau's modern disciples, gaining ascendancy in today's political climate, have plans to dismantle the family, replacing it with the State.


Purpose-Driven Churches (Part 7)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

We must remain vigilant in the midst of heresy, false prophets, earthquakes, and signs in the heavens. Jesus tells His followers not to sleep, reminding them that disastrous events occurring in the world are going to intensify and wear out the saints. The Purpose Driven Church will be a major player trying to take us in the …


Keeping God's Standards

Sermon by John O. Reid (1930-2016)

God's law will be the spiritual weights and measures in the Kingdom, but until then, we must glorify God by keeping these standards as a bright light.


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.


The Commandments (Part Two)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

Idolatry constitutes the fountainhead from which all other sins flow, all of which amplify obsessive self-centeredness and self-indulgence.


Evaluating Tiger's Evaluators

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, commenting upon one of the "biggest news story of the year," namely Tiger Woods' infidelities, suggests that the sports media has largely given him a pass, claiming he "made a mistake," while in actuality they covered up a pre-determined course of living. When one courageous sportswriter told …


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.


The Sovereignty of God (Part Six)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

God has consistently moved His creation toward its ultimate purpose, setting the bounds of nations, motivating rulers to pursue a certain course of action.


Continue to Live the Perfect Law of Liberty

Sermonette by Mark Schindler

America is an experiment in self-government, successful only if the citizens remain moral. The law of liberty works only if we obey God's Commandments.


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.


Conspiracy Theory (Part Thirteen)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, suggests that, although humanism as a philosophy came onto American campuses approximately 50 years ago, it has been a part of the world's culture since 1600, when technology enabled secular universities to counter-attack the explosion of Biblical knowledge, unleashed by the Protestant Reformation. Actually, …