A look at medicine, politics and religion shows that America has lost its moral and ethical foundation, unable to distinguish between right and wrong.
God commands that we use accurate measurements and just standards. Without Godly standards, we have a world without ethics or morality.
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.
When pastors abandon their responsibility to uphold God's Law, government steps in to fill the gap, basing its decisions on humanism rather than true morality.
John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on a recent conversation between family members, has come to the conclusion that many individuals in the world, informed only by the state-controlled networks ABC, NBC, CNN and CBS, know absolutely nothing concerning the truth about Barack Obama's lying, deceit, and chicanery. Today, every large media …
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 …
Wisdom counsels God's people not to rely on worldly conservatives to fight their battles for them. True Christians will find themselves using untempered mortar.
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 …
Ralph Waldo Emerson's insistence that every person is free to be his own god served as the underpinnings of the ascendant, emergent religion of humanism.
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 'Nones' have risen to prominence in society, ideologically committed to abortion, radical feminism, homosexuality, strict gun control, and socialism.
What have we accepted as our authority for permitting ourselves to do or behave as we do — our value system, our code of ethics or code of morality?
John Ritenbaugh focuses again on Isaiah 5:20-21, comparing our culture to ancient Israel's, when God's perfect ways were replaced by humanistic-secularist influences. The secular progessivists were placed in positions of power by Satan the devil. Human nature is lazy when it comes to moral standards; human nature wants to …
A tenet supposing that 'the truth lies in the middle' is an ethically dangerous one. Applied universally, it guarantees a person a life of compromise.
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.
John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on an article in Christianity Today which suggests that American Christians are becoming increasingly confused about whether abortion is equivalent to murder, concludes that we live in a moral garbage dump, every bit as vile as Sodom and Gomorrah. America (and the other Israelitish nations), like …
John Ritenbaugh, commenting upon the phenomenon of dystopian novels (the antithesis of Utopian novels), suggests that we have crossed the border into the dystopian society, a society in which the Creator is disrespected, booed out of the convention of a major political party, a society in which Satan's standards (abortion, …
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 …
John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the false teachings seeping into the Corinthian congregation, submits that the ministers may not have introduced false concepts, but the membership, steeped in worldly philosophy, thoroughly twisted and misapplied the messages, adjusting them to the popular philosophical fad of the time. Similarly, …
Jesus Christ reserved His harshest criticism for rigid extremists like the Pharisees and Sadducees. The Pharisees could be considered a casuist, a person who resolves religious or ethical arguments with subtle arguments that are in fact sophistries. A Pharisee digs deeply into twigs until the twig becomes more important than the …
Many are guided by a multicultural value system that posits that all values, regardless of their source, are equal and should be tolerated. But God has one way.
Moral legislation over the years has steadily eroded because liberal leaders have rejected biblical standards of morality in favor of personal choice.
Unlike Europe and the United States, God ensures that all His potential citizens will conform to His culture.
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.
Most people think they are moral compared to their peers. Yet we will only begin to grow in character once we compare ourselves to the true standard.
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.
Satan has been working in the educational system, recognizing that the educator (secular or religious) can do more lasting damage than any other leader.
John Ritenbaugh notes that humanism drives the philosophical approach of Tiger Woods and today's political leaders. Humanism stems from the Renaissance, a time men felt free to use their minds to expand their knowledge, exalting human reason and self-realization over religion and divine authority, replacing it with classical …
John Ritenbaugh, continuing his appraisal of humanism as an alternative to religion, suggests that humanism pervades the entire spectrum of the arts and the sciences, as well as theology. Because this world's educational system is so immersed in humanism, people are unaware of the depths of their entrapment, and that they are …
The Protestant doctrine of grace is antinomian, thinking that justification is a synonym for sanctification and salvation, ruling out any need for works.
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.
We frequently hear our culture labeled as postmodern. What is postmodernism? How is it related to relativism? Most importantly, what does God think?
John Ritenbaugh reiterates that, although every nation has its own unique kind of conservatism, American conservativism is judged more harshly because its tenets took root in biblical principles advanced by the Puritans, who sought to find religious freedom on the North American Continent, and because the Founding Fathers, …
All authority for law and justice resides in God; when God is taken out of the picture, darkness and chaos dominate. God's laws create a better life and character.
There is an ominous phenomenon gripping American culture: the imposition of government control over the way we think and act in the name of 'tolerance'.
Many try to undermine the credibility of Scripture. If they can overturn it, they reason, they will be free to have all the fun non-Christians supposedly have.
Any freedom to choose must be accompanied by a set of standards against which choices are made. The people of the world do not have this freedom.
Many say that God's laws have been abolished, even though Jesus taught that until heaven and earth pass away, not one jot or tittle of the Law will disappear.
God promises to write His Law on our hearts and minds. When we experience the consequences of our or others' sins, we lean the depth of how bad sin is.
Paul's writings, because of their complexity, are frequently twisted to say that he was anti-law. By denigrating God's law, the unconverted set their own standards.
Human nature will degenerate as far as it is allowed. It can adapt quickly to its environment, adjusting effortlessly to immorality and perversion.