American Conservatism (Part One)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the recent controversial Presidential election, suggests that a large number of individuals are hopelessly confused about the derivative terms—liberal and conservative. When one looks at the murky track records of those having conservative roots, a wide variety of inconsistent positions …


American Conservatism (Part Two)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

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, …


Is Conservatism Dead?

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, asking whether conservatism is dead, especially in the context of the current political climate, defines conservatism as an inclination to maintain existing order and institutions, opposing radical change. Further , he defines liberalism as an inclination to espouse 'progress' or 'reform,' 'broad-mindedness,' …


American Conservatism (Part Three)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the vastly different Zeitgeist which permeated the country before Andrew Jackson, a time when there were no guards around the White House, a venue which formerly was wide open to the public, in sharp contrast to the present day, when a vast army of security personnel barricades the President and …


What If ... ?

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

God's advice is, 'Seek the LORD and live,' a call to return to godliness and truth. He does not say, 'Vote Republican!' or 'Vote Democrat!'


Shifting American Values

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

American cultural and political standards, no longer fixed in Scripture, also have only a tenuous hold on the principles in the founding documents.


Four More Years

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Presidents' second terms have historically failed to live up to expectations, whether because of scandal, stiff congressional opposition, or lame-duck status.


Bloodshed Upon Bloodshed

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Philosophically, the belief in the innate goodness of human nature has been a part of the liberal mind at least as long as the ideas of Mencius, Confucius, and Plato.


Who Gets Jesus' Vote?

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Jesus' Kingdom is still not of this world today. Therefore, His servants still should not be involved in the political battles of this world either.


Liberalism and Education (Part Two)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

Liberalism is much easier to push than conservatism because the latter requires discipline, while the former caters to self-interest and emotion.


Divided We Fall

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The social indicators are not improving as a whole, and as each year goes by, behaviors that were once thought beyond the pale are accepted into the mainstream.


Another Supreme Court Nomination

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The upcoming Supreme Court appointment could possibly tilt the court in favor of conservatives for the first time in decades.


Socialism is Mob Rule (Part Two)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

Many religious people realize that liberals threaten adherence to the moral principles taught in God's Word, and that Satan is the poster child of liberalism.


Liberalism, in the News Again

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, acknowledging that Mitt Romney will be the standard-bearer of the Republican Party, suggests that Romney, of all the candidates, is perhaps closer to the current President's views than any of the others. Nevertheless, the leftist Democrat propaganda machine, headed by militant feminist Hillary Rosen, has …


Liberalism and Legalism

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The conventional wisdom is that conservatism is restrictive while liberalism is liberating, but consider that a more liberal America is becoming less free.


'Christianity Today' and Trump

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Donald Trump is not a paragon of virtue but is a change from the doctrines entrenched in Washington. Personal morality is not enough to remove anyone from office.


Liberal Lunacy (Part One)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, using a term called "liberal lunacy," describes an infection which permeates the entirety of the liberal Democrats and is well on its way of mortally infecting the Republicans. Liberal progressive humanists are neither satisfied with God's standards or common-sense Constitutional standards, but are …


The Only Path to Reconcliation

Commentary by Mark Schindler

Mark Schindler, reminding us that the purpose of the weekly commentary is not to promote any political agenda, but only to help us watch for minefields , helping us to steer clear of toxic world views, reminds us that God is not liberal or conservative, socialist or capitalist, globalist or nationalist. Recently, Focus Group …


Reinterpreting History

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the recent death of Charles Manson, the notorious cult leader and murderer, marvels that The New York Times has morphed into an extreme, far-leftist, propaganda organ committed to attacking traditional values, especially if they emanate from Christianity or conservatism. An op-ed by Baynard …


Gorsuch's Nomination

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh, citing God's command in Deuteronomy 16:18 for the Israelites to appoint judges in their gates, analyzes the prospects of Trump appointees to be seated on the United States Supreme Court. From the left to right political spectrum Judge Gorsuch is slightly left of Clarence Thomas, but to the right of everyone …


The Abuse of Freedom

Commentary by Joseph B. Baity

Change agents in the United States are engaging in a deliberate assault on free speech, which the Founding Fathers protected through the Bill of Rights.


The Real Science-Deniers

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The media portrays conservatives as 'science deniers,' yet proclaims that gender is not a matter of observable, testable biology. Who is denying science?


America's Conscience Seared with a Hot Iron

Commentary by David F. Maas

'Righteous' Lot represents those who become accustomed to the sin around them, progressively searing their consciences, similar to spiritual neuropathy.


Christians and Politics

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh, acknowledging that biased media deluges us with lies, warns that God has not endorsed all information, whether from the left or the right, is pulling us toward carnal solutions and away from godly ones. Because the far left has traditionally embraced humanist, 'progressive,' anti-God viewpoints, church …


Today's Christianity (Part Two): Southern Christianity Moves North

'Prophecy Watch' by Charles Whitaker

Contrary to the intention to marginalize Christianity through the Immigration Reform Act of 1965, it instead gave rise to a new strain of conservative Christianity.


Liberalism and Education (Part Three)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, continuing his exposé on liberalism and education, reminds us that conservatism carried to an extreme is every bit as dangerous as liberalism. Both the Sadducees and the Pharisees were enemies of Jesus Christ. Power, whoever possesses it, has the tendency to corrupt absolutely. Using the principle of …


Where Is Cancel Culture Headed?

'WorldWatch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The political and cultural Left has allied with giant tech corporations to sideline people and institutions who do not espouse the 'right' ideas and beliefs.


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.


Everything Is Politics

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Whatever a person says automatically places him on the political spectrum, accruing judgment, scorn, or rejection from those who practice identity politics.


Disintegration

CGG Weekly by David C. Grabbe

Our advanced communications, which have allowed globalism, are also bringing about tribalism. Rather than uniting everyone, they are dividing.


What to Do in Babylon

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by Charles Whitaker

There is nothing to be desired in the Babylonish system, but we can grow spiritually in spite of the downward pulls.


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.


Jesus, Paul, and the Christian Right

CGG Weekly by John W. Ritenbaugh

What did Jesus and Paul do politically and/or socially to change people's lives in their times? The answer to that question is 'nothing.'


Politics and Christ's Return

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Because we are set apart by God, we are not to become involved in the world's political, judicial, or military systems. Our term in office has yet to begin.


Human Nature: Good or Evil?

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Progressives tend to believe that human nature is perfectible and evolving. Conservatives tend to believe that human nature is evil and must be controlled.


The Wilderness Trek and Judgment Begins

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

God's people must learn to trust Him for their survival, remembering that the eating of Unleavened Bread is a reminder that only God has the power to rescue.


Self-Government

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, in a basic Bible Study on self-government, focusing on Romans 13:1-7, maintains that submitting to a human government is a "work" which requires self-control, self-discipline, and self-government. The apostle Paul thoroughly disciplined his body as he followed the example of our Elder Brother Jesus …


The Torment of the Godly (Part Two)

'Prophecy Watch' by Charles Whitaker

God wants His people to have an emotional yet entirely rational response—to sigh and cry—to the lawlessness and idolatry round them in the world.


Unleavened Bread and the Holy Spirit (Part One)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

God's command to eat unleavened bread teaches that He rescued His people from the bondage of sin, something they had no power to accomplish of themselves.


Implications of the Gospel of the Kingdom

Sermonette by David C. Grabbe

God's people must let go of the world's solutions, involving party spirit, revolutions, and power struggles, placing their trust in the sovereignty of God.