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 …
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 …
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 …
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' have risen to prominence in society, ideologically committed to abortion, radical feminism, homosexuality, strict gun control, and socialism.
America today resembles pre-revolution France. Like other mass movements, America's civil war drums are beaten by leaders in government, religion, and education.
While liberalism claims to champion civil liberties and individual liberties, liberal governments rob us of liberty and saddle us with useless regulations.
The following seven points refute the unsubstantiated claim that America ever was, or continues to be, a Christian nation.
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.
The vast majority of Christian-professing churches has been saturated with pagan doctrines (like antinomianism and dispensationalism), derived from Gnosticism.
Because of Dispensationalism, many believe there is an adversarial relationship between law and grace, as though they cannot be complementary.
Naomi's attractive personality, selflessness, godly conviction and common sense characterize her relationship with her Gentile daughters-in-law.
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 …
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.
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 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.
As Judges 14 opens, God motivates a spoiled, lustful, impetuous troublemaker to begin delivering Israel from the Philistines. Samson walked by sight.
Throughout the 'Christian' world, militant atheism may be decreasing, but religious indifference is also increasing at even a more dramatic rate.
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.
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 …
While more people consider themselves spiritual, fewer are religious. They are less sure about what they really believe and more tolerant of other beliefs.
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.
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.
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 should we hold and follow? Is there any indication that we will return to good and right values?
With mankind as the pinnacle and the undisputed authority, and one's Identity unassailable, we are left with a whole planet of little sovereigns.
Keeping God's annual Sabbaths are just as much a mandate on God's people as keeping the Ten Commandments.
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.
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.
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 …
Rousseau's modern disciples, gaining ascendancy in today's political climate, have plans to dismantle the family, replacing it with the State.
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 …
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.
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.
Idolatry constitutes the fountainhead from which all other sins flow, all of which amplify obsessive self-centeredness and self-indulgence.
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 …
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.
God has consistently moved His creation toward its ultimate purpose, setting the bounds of nations, motivating rulers to pursue a certain course of action.
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.
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.
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, …