Patriotism, the Summer Soldier, and Our Times (Part Two)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

In terms of patriotism to God's Kingdom, Jesus set the standard higher than anyone else, sacrificing His life for everyone, even before the Father called them.


Patriotism, the Summer Soldier, and Our Times (Part One)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Jesus Christ was not a sunshine patriot, but sacrificed everything He had for the sake of God's people and the Kingdom of God—His holy nation.


The Summertime Soldier and Sunshine Patriotism

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

We must put our lives, treasure, and honor on the line, picking up our cross daily, declaring our independence from carnality, evil and bondage to sin.


A Patriot and a Traitor (Part One)

CGG Weekly by John Reiss

Growing up, the future patriot and traitor, Benedict Arnold, was handsome, athletic, and adventurous, and his a private school offered him a bright future.


The American Faith

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Most people do not consider patriotism to be a kind of faith, but it has every possibility of being or becoming one, especially to those who have become disaffected.


One Speaking For Many

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, focusing on the 16th word in the American Pledge of Allegiance, "Republic" asserts that the United States is thankfully not a democracy (that is, popular or "mob" rule) but instead a representative republic in which citizens elect representatives to establish public policy. The Founders …


America First?

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

We may be proud to be Americans, but the problem today is that we are often prouder to be something else. It does not matter what the 'something else' is.


An Unequal Comparison

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

While the sacrifice in life or limb is commendable and worthy of honor, to compare it with Christ's work on the stake trivializes Christ's sacrifice.


National Identity: Man's Invention or God's Creation?

'Prophecy Watch' by Charles Whitaker

Domestic and foreign policy formulations derive from what a nation's people think about themselves. Charles Whitaker delves into the disproportionate divide among Americans between cosmopolitans and nationalists, and answers the bigger question, "Did we invent our self-image, or did God create it?"


Valor and Sacrifice

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

What would today's average, obese, couch-potato American do if the nation required him to serve his country? Would he volunteer to serve in the armed forces?


We Give Our Heads and Hearts

Sermon by Mark Schindler

God's people (as ambassadors and pilgrims) must pledge their hearts, minds, and allegiance to the coming Kingdom of God, which will last forever.


Our Heavenly Citizenship

Sermonette by Austin Del Castillo

The rampant disorder in America may encourage God's people to choose political sides, but doing so may place them in a position of opposing God's will.


Who Deserves Our Loyalties?

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the terrifying events at the close of the age described in Matthew 24:4-13, asks us who really deserves our loyalty ? Several years ago, the intensity of persecution started to mount against Christianity. The Coptic Christians of Egypt have been severely persecuted by the Muslim Brotherhood, with …


Is the United States a Christian Nation? (Part One)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Governments of men are enmity against God. Our allegiance can be only to Jesus Christ, and not to the hopelessly corrupt political systems of the world.


Dedication is a Necessity

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on a vital character quality needed for every Christian, devoted dedication to a cause, God's cause, insists that we are required to put Him before all else in life. This is a major deficit in the greater Church of God following the breakup of our previous fellowship. This same deficit is ravaging our …


Globalism (Part Seven): The Countertide Rolls In

'Prophecy Watch' by Charles Whitaker

Even though the march of globalism seems irresistible, tribalism is rearing its head in many parts of the globe. Charles Whitaker also shows that tribalism played a major role in Israel's history of rebellion.


A Time For Thanksgiving

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

Our annual Thanksgiving, as developed from the early settlers who called themselves Pilgrims (temporary dwellers on a journey), was derived from the harvest festivals, patterned after the annual Holy Days such as Pentecost and Tabernacles. Unfortunately, the modern descendants of Jacob have all but forgotten their relationship …