Swear Not!

'Ready Answer' by John O. Reid (1930-2016)

The New Testament strictly forbids oaths of any kind, as our word should always be honest and trustworthy.


Should We Make Vows Today?

Article by John O. Reid (1930-2016)

We can promise to change our lives in return for a request we ask from God, but should we do this? Although not forbidden, making vows is a risky business.


Making the Cut (Part Five)

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

A vile person is one who, in his contempt for God, is wicked, perverse, consumed by sin. Perhaps surprisingly, God says such people should be despised!


Profanity (Part Two)

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Profane living is equally, if not more significant, than profane words or speech. W bear the name of God; how we act and behave reflects on God.


Matthew (Part Seven)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

Jesus, showing the spirit of the law, warns against rash divorces, taking oaths, invoking God's name frivolously, realizing that a covenant is binding.


I Pledge Allegiance

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh, reflecting on America's Pledge of Allegiance, originally written in 1892 by Francis Bellamy, a Baptist minister and Christian socialist, suggests that the current embracing of socialist values could have had earlier sources than we originally thought. Interestingly, the original arm position, with the arms …


Jesus Christ's Trial (Part Two)

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

The arrest, trials, and crucifixion of Jesus were unlawful at every turn. Here are 5 reasons why.


Jesus Christ's Trial (Part One)

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Jesus Christ was in control of the arrest in the Garden of Gethsemane, sacrificing Himself willingly to fulfill His destiny as the world's Redeemer.


One Nation Under God (Part Two)

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, asking what changes are required of Israel in order to receive God's favor and spiritual blessings, looks at the commitments made by our forebears in the account of Nehemiah. They bound themselves to the Sabbath, refraining to do commerce on the campus. They promised to keep their lineage pure, not co-mingling …


A New Medical Pledge

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh, examining the current version of the Declaration of Geneva, as adopted in 2017 by the World Medical Association (WMA) General Assembly, compares the philosophy of this document with two of its predecessors: 1.) the Hippocratic Oath and 2.) the original Declaration of Geneva. The Hippocratic Oath is the …


Resistance (Part Three): Persistence

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The elite athlete is the one with the gritty persistence and tenacity to fight on regardless of the obstacles, wanting nothing to do with mediocrity.


Ecclesiastes and Christian Living (Part Fifteen): Deference

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

Solomon makes the subject of deference a major part of Ecclesiastes 8. Christians must always strive to see God behind those in power over us.


Abraham (Part Twelve)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

Based on his long friendship with God, Abraham could systematically calculate the reliability of God's promises even in the lack of visual evidence.


Amos (Part Six)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

The favorite-son status of Israel was conditioned on accepting the terms of the covenant with God. Israel, then and now, has placed her trust in material things.


Hebrews (Part Seven)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

With godly hope, we need to envision the successful accomplishment of God's purpose for us, realizing that God has bound that promise with an oath.