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.


Personal Finance

Commentary by Mike Ford (1955-2021)

Although some installment buying (such as a mortgage) may be inevitable, most installment buying is counter-productive, putting us further into debt.


Ending Your Financial Worries

Herbert W. Armstrong Booklet

Even with all the political problems hanging over us, Americans are most concerned about their personal finances. Here is how your financial problems can be solved!


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 …


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.


I'll Tax Your Feet

CGG Weekly by Martin G. Collins

Since the average citizen cannot balance his own checkbook, how can we expect leaders to be able to balance the budgets of city, state, and federal governments?


Tithing (1995)

Bible Study by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The subject of tithing is bound to spawn arguments in this time, but the biblical teaching about it is very simple: The tithe is God's and still in force!


Ditching Tithing? Consider Carefully

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

In tough financial times, some Christians reduce or cut out altogether God's tithe. They justify it with an excuse like, 'God wouldn't want me to starve!'


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.


How Much Does the Snowflake Matter?

Commentary by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, focusing on Proverbs 21:5, which teaches that diligence leads to plenty while haste leads to poverty, cautions that this principle applies to far more than just money and wealth, but also to the creation and maintenance of societal institutions. As one snowflake does not cause an avalanche by itself, wisdom …


On Earning Wealth

Sermonette by John W. Ritenbaugh

The three principles for acquiring prosperity (diligently working, wisely managing what one has earned, and meticulously saving) all militate against laziness.


Things We Won't Get Rid Of

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

The United States is of major concern to the world's nations because they witness America's profligate spending and realize that their economic futures are precariously linked to the American economic system. Americans cannot discipline themselves to go without, clinging to portable computers, high-speed internet, smart phones, …


Indifference and Offering

Sermonette by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the thesis of Eric Hoffer's book, The True Believer, agrees that all mass movements share a cluster of similar characteristics. Although Herbert W. Armstrong, through his advertising acumen, was able to create in a peoples' minds a hope for radical change for their personal benefit, that hope was …


Set Up For Success

Sermonette by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh acknowledges that young people display a proclivity to accept socialism, oblivious to the horrendous damage socialist experiments have brought to the world. Politicians of the ilk of Bernie Sanders have fomented hatred toward capitalism by comparing it to an imaginary utopia. Economist Walter Williams insists …


Tithing

Sermon by John O. Reid (1930-2016)

This comprehensive overview of tithing explores the attitudes we should have toward tithing, the purposes of the tithe, and the benefits of tithing.


Malachi's Appeal to Backsliders (Part Three)

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

We must be careful when we ask for justice, for our request might come back to bite us. Those begging for justice will indeed get what they ask for.


Seedtime and Harvest

Sermonette by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins focuses on the significance of the 30, 60, and one hundredfold increase mentioned by Christ in the Parable of the Sower (Mark 4). One hundredfold is not equivalent to 100 percent nor to 100 times. Rather, the term "hundredfold increase" refers to an indefinable number. In Genesis 8:22, God establishes …


The Whole Truth

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

We have heard the courtroom mantra, 'the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.' Behavior shows that many shy away from 'nothing but the truth'!