Random and negative thoughts, daydreaming and zoning out are all symptoms of a person's failure to discipline his mind. Such thoughts become distractions which imperil our ability to make sound decisions. In bringing their minds under control, God's called-out ones have the advantage of access to the power of His Holy Spirit. …
Most scientists' comments about volcanoes serve to prove their indoctrination into evolutionary theory as they refuse to consider God's creative power.
After our calling, we must seek God and His way, for our conduct is motivated by our concept of God. Coming to know God is the church's biggest problem.
What God puts us through is designed to reveal reality to us. Accepting His doctrine without looking for loopholes will keep us true.
God has providentially given us trials to build character, proving beyond a doubt that we believe Him and have a burning desire to be at one with Him.
God has 'soft' virtues, which most churches proclaim loudly and often, and 'hard' ones, which get little attention. God has having a range of character traits.
God displaced the Amorites because they had defiled the land; not one righteous person existed. Israel was warned not to defile themselves with demonism.
The purpose of prayer is not to overcome God's reluctance, but to help in yielding to His will. 'Prayer changes things' is only true if it conforms to God's will.
John Reid, urging all of us to become worthy representatives of God's way of life, maintains that we as Christians have the obligation or responsibility to provide a light or shining example in a world that generally hates God's way. Like physical salt, we need to serve as a moral disinfectant and preservative. Like physical …
God puts His commands in such clear terminology that no one can retort with 'yes, but....' We continue to sin because we do not really believe what He says.
God has a very real concern for us, promising to never leave us. We have to strongly believe in His faithfulness to build a relationship with Him.
Moses sacrificed great worldly honor to become a servant of God, demonstrating real servant leadership. God praises Moses for his faithfulness and meekness.
The 2014 movie 'Noah' is blatantly Satan-inspired and anti-God. It assassinates the character of a just man who walked with God, doing violence to God's Word.
Elihu respectfully admonished Job for presumptuously taking God to task for his affliction, instructing Job that his words were without wisdom and insight
The immediate danger lies not as much in the specific teachings of the flood from the serpent but in their sheer volume. The peril lies in being swept away.
Idolatry constitutes the fountainhead from which all other sins flow, all of which amplify obsessive self-centeredness and self-indulgence.
Do we prefer to take matters into our own hands, make our own plans, and look to God for a blessing only after we have decided what needs to be done?
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?
Robbing God extends far beyond the neglect of tithes and offerings, but also includes ignoring God and neglecting to thank Him for the plethora of blessings.
John Ritenbaugh affirms that our society seems to be controlled by people who worship science and secularism, completely disregarding God, having proven themselves hopeless fools, totally oblivious to the cause-effect relationship between sin and curses, the consequences of sin. Because the secular progressives control the …
The natural mind craves something physical to remind us of God, but the Second Commandment prohibits this. Any representation will fall short of the reality.
Idolatry derives from worshiping the work of our hands or thoughts rather than the true God. Whatever consumes our thoughts and behavior has become our idol.
God proclaims a cause-effect relationship between sin and madness, blindness, and confusion of heart. Sin causes blindness, and blindness begets more sin.
The West is obsessed with materialism and guaranteed security, as many institutions protect—even encourage—mediocrity, incompetency, and malfeasance.
The most dangerous lap we encounter is when everyone around us tends to be compromising. Today, what was once aberrant behavior is now considered normal.
Richard Ritenbaugh, delivering the keynote address to the 2019 Feast of Tabernacles, continues the tradition of alluding to the expression "the handwriting is on the wall," a terror-filled message notifying the prideful and decadent Babylonian king, Belshazzar, that God would end his rule that night. A similar fate …
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, …
Without thanksgiving and praise, our prayers degenerate into the 'gimmes' with the emphasis on the self. We must give God thoughtful thanks in every circumstance.