An Incredible Debt

Sermonette by Ryan McClure

Because all people have sinned, we must all emulate the gratitude displayed by the woman who sacrificed the expensive alabaster bottle of fragrance for Christ.


The Money Has Failed (Part Four)

Commentary by Martin G. Collins

The move to a cashless society will drastically drive up inflation, causing bankruptcies and foreclosures on a massive scale. The price of food rises 8% annually.


Individual State Bankruptcies (Part Two)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh continues his appraisal of the startling state of affairs in which states such as California, Illinois, and Minnesota, all levying confiscatory taxes for wasteful liberal fiscal programs, are hemorrhaging productive taxpayers to more fiscally responsible states such as Texas, North Carolina, Utah, and South …


Skyrocketing Indebtedness

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

47% of Americans are dependents of the Federal government, which, because of incompetency, is also cash poor. Most are ignorant about the causes of this demise.


No Money, No Empire

'WorldWatch' by Charles Whitaker (1944-2021)

World news, trends, and comment in light of Bible prophecy for May 2004.


The Fear Has Shifted

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, observing that the news of Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, and Israel has diminished, suggests that the economic woes of America have taken over in the news. Economist Martin Weiss suggested that this demise has been coming at us like a roaring freight train. A family, a company, or nation cannot keep spending beyond its …


A Prophecy for Our Time

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, citing Proverbs 13:22 suggesting that a moral man plans an inheritance for his offspring, warns us that because the prophecy about the stranger rising above Israel (Deuteronomy 28:43-44) because of our collective sins is being fulfilled before our eyes, we are rapidly becoming economic slaves as the government …


The Money Has Failed (Part Three)

Commentary by Martin G. Collins

The Globalist war on cash is underway with the ultimate objective of taking away freedom and privacy for all.


Is This How to Fix a Broken Economy?

'WorldWatch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

In the name of turning the economy around, the government is destroying American capitalism.


Biblical Finance

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The Bible is not an economic text, but it does include financial principles that all should know and follow as well as they are able. Here are a few.


Individual State Bankruptcies (Part One)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh examines an enigmatic phenomenon of productive, middle-class Americans emigrating from highly taxed, nearly bankrupt states, such as New York, Illinois, and California, to more tax-friendly and fiscally responsible venues such as Texas, North Carolina, and South Dakota. Corrupt and profligate politicians waste …


A Gift Opens Doors

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the shameless government 'bailout' last week, suggests that blatant extortion and bribery were the raw motivating forces behind this unconscionable economic debacle. Prominent United States Senators deferred their 'moral' principles in order to get tax breaks for their constituents (for improving …


Universal Basic Income

'WorldWatch' by Joseph B. Baity

Some politicians are proposing legislation to give cash handouts on a regular basis - a new, permanent entitlement program without regard to employment.


The Last Throes of Capitalism

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Capitalism is based on the ability to own land, making it possible to produce wealth. In the new socialist economic system, we are becoming economic marionettes.


Economics in Prophecy

'Prophecy Watch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Many doubters think that the Bible is not sophisticated enough to comment on modern ideas, but God's Word factors economics into the end-time prophecies.


An Important Reality (Part 1)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

Government unions are unwilling to sacrifice, but feel that their pay is an entitlement. Do we also feel that we are entitled to God's blessings?


Breaking Israel's Pride

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, affirming that one synonym of pride is arrogance or inordinate self-esteem, suggests that the woman riding the Beast in Revelation 17:9 is none other than the arrogant super power America (or modern Israel), unable to control its wealth, using its wealth to control. Because of its greed, modern Israel has …


Fiddling While America Burns

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Similar to the story of Nero's fiddling while Rome burned, the attitudes of our own citizenry are comparable, focusing on trivial distractions.


Greece, America—Whatever

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The bigger they are, the harder they fall. If America wants to avoid following Greece down the economic drain, we must take action now to stop the money leak.


Money: A Gauge of Character

Sermonette by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

If God cannot trust a person to properly handle a small amount of money, He will not give him responsibility over more crucial matters.


The Present and Future Crisis (Part Two)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

The United States' enormous debt, coupled with its escalating trade deficit, is inevitably leading to what economist call economic Armageddon.


The Money Has Failed! (Part Two)

Commentary by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, describing the nefarious plan of the world's banking institutions to pull nations into a cashless society, suggests that these institutions have accomplished their goals incrementally, by eliminating larger banknotes, as well as restricting how much cash can be used on a single purchase, or limiting the amount of …


Money Is Power

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh insists that how we spend our money at the Feast of Tabernacles will give to God Almighty an idea of how we will use power in the Millennium. Using the analogy of Bill Gates wealth in comparison to the average person, or the national debt, we see that responsibility with currency is both relative (in terms of …


In the Wake of an Unnatural Disaster (Part Ten)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh quotes from a shocking letter from 91-year-old former President Jimmy Carter, who asserts that we no long have a true democratic republic in the United states, but instead we are being ruled by an unelected oligarchy (rule by a few elite). Today, we have a government glued together with special interests, …


America's Imminent Perfect Storm

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Is there a leader in the wings who will have the fortitude to face the coming crisis? Perhaps there is, though it appears that he has not shown his face in public.


Why Hebrews Was Written (Part Thirteen): Hebrews 2 and the Next Five Years

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

We must keep God's Word fresh in our minds through diligent study and practice of His way of life to keep from drifting spiritually during perilous times.


Is Redistribution of Wealth Biblical?

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The Bible shows that economic disparity is a given. Scripture teaches that we should voluntarily help the poor rather than be coerced by the government.


Why Governments Can't

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, citing an article by Judge Napolitano, warns us that under the Patriot Act, an FBI Agent can serve a hand written warrant and threaten imprisonment if one speaks out, plainly or truthfully, about a political issue, demonstrating the absolute "thug-ishness" of the Federal government. While working for …


Political Correctness in Spades (Part Five)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

Political correctness is a kind of programmed conditioning by progressives to convince people to override their common sense and clear evidence.


The Handwriting is on the Wall (2008)

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

In this keynote address of the 2008 Feast of Tabernacles, John Ritenbaugh, describing the scene in the parking lot following a university football game, in which garbage, litter, and abandoned automobiles covered the grounds, suggested that this scene provided a snapshot of the moral state of America, displaying the despicable …


Germany's Dilemma

'WorldWatch' by David C. Grabbe

Germany is an industrial powerhouse, the richest economy in Europe, but it must prop up several poor-performing economies throughout the rest of the EU.


Liberal Lunacy (Part Two)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

A large percentage of American citizenry has been hopelessly dumbed-down, totally oblivious to the demise coming upon this nation for national sins.


Surreal Events

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh, sensing a strange surreal cast about today's news, believes things are seriously out of phase from what they should be. In a matter of a few short months the Middle East has become completely destabilized, our former allies find themselves in a state of chaos while the enigmatic American President backs them …


The Present and Future Crisis (Part One)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

We need to exercise diligence, acquiring economic stability by submitting to God's counsel, sacrificing now before forces usurp our economic substance.


Are We Already In Captivity?

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Major curses, including economic oppression, famine, pestilence, mental illness, alien invasion, the scattering of modern Israel are yet to occur.


A Search for a Singular Truth (Part One)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

A political party has the trappings of a religion, trying to get adherents to their beliefs and ideas. America is being torn apart by two false religions.


Preparing for Bad Times (Part 1)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, soberly reflecting on the $19 trillion dollar national debt and with 25% of American private citizens two days away from bankruptcy, he warns that the prudent shouldn't continue to live in a fool's paradise, but should make common sense preparations, like the ant, (Proverbs 6:6-8) storing up provisions for at …


An Important Reality (Part 2)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

We, as employees of God's government, are not owed or entitled to anything. Pride blinds from seeing the destruction ahead if we refuse to sacrifice.


Intensity is Increasing: Are You Listening?

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

It is far more important for God's called-out ones to be ready than to know the time of Christ's return, an event to which even He is not privy.


Follow the Herd?

Commentary by Mark Schindler

Greed has caused panic buying and selling of pharmaceutical stocks and has spawned a booming vaccine industry coupled with shameless scientific fraud.


Prosperity

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by John O. Reid (1930-2016)

John Reid, reflecting on the derelict shadow population of the LA warehouse district, observes that amidst abundant wealth, pockets of poverty also co-exist. As modern Israel, we still suffer the consequences of ancient Israel's request to have a king like every other nation, and to adopt political and economic systems like …


Are Things Upside Down? (Part One)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reflecting upon the shocking revelation that the Obama Administration has saddled this country with more indebtedness than all other presidential administrations combined, asks whether there is anything the government does well. Government knows how to grow itself (after the manner of virulent cancer cells), …


Lessons From a Sandpile

Commentary by David C. Grabbe

Inspired by a sandpile, physicists developed a computer model to simulated the critical juncture when a single grain of sand would cause an avalanche.


The Tenth Commandment

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Coveting begins as a desire. Human nature cannot be satisfied, nothing physical can satisfy covetousness, and joy does not derive from materialism.