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.


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

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

A true Christian is sanctified by a specific body of beliefs and how he lives. No mainstream church in America has ever yielded itself to the right doctrines.


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

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

In evaluating the dubious fruits of a false minister, we must realize that belief and conduct are inextricably linked and the linkage must be with God's Word.


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

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

America has never embraced true Christianity as its dominant faith, nor has it ever really followed Christ, but has instead embraced a counterfeit.


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

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

The belief that America was or is a Christian nation cannot be supported by the facts. The world, governed by Satan, hates Christ's true followers.


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

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

The Founders of this nation were guided more by laws of expedience than by ideology or theology, not having the true faith once delivered.


There Really is a Deep State

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the vituperative narrative emanating from mainstream news outlets, as well as analyzing Mike Lofgren's book, The Deep State: The Fall of the Constitution and the Rise of a Shadow Government, warns us that there is to be sure a Deep State. According to Lofgren, the political party in power lacks …


A Quick Survey of American Christianity

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, focusing on an article in Christianity Today, suggests that a nation's religion generally determine the moral standards of a nation. In the United States, 70% -80% consider themselves as Christians, but only 19% are active church goers, 20% of professing Christians are much less involved, while 30% described …


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, …


America the Great

CGG Weekly by David C. Grabbe

With our wealth, our power, our resources, and our technology, we have become a great nation. But it is all for naught unless we also become a good nation.


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 …


Is America a Christian Nation? (Part One)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, describing an ongoing "bloodless coup" in which a major political party and a complicit propagandistic media are feverishly trying to high-jack the controls of governmental power, taking choices away from the individual and giving them to the government, maintains that we are reaping the consequences …


Destroying America From Within (Part Two)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

Recently, 'Christians Against Nationalism' published a set of 'Interfaith Principles,' suggesting that any religion is acceptable—and thus denying Christ.


Globalism (Part Three): America Runs Over the Wall

'Prophecy Watch' by Charles Whitaker

The epicenter of current globalism is Israel, specifically Manasseh. Today, 'globalization is made in America.'


Is America a Christian Nation? (Part Four)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the prophecy pertaining to the synagogue of Satan in Revelation 3:9, has concluded that this group of people who claim to be of Jewish descent are neither ethnic or spiritual Jews, but an insidious persecuting sect of vile, irreligious humanist elites, currently characterized by the Media as the …


Is America a Christian Nation? (Part Three)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Although America was not founded as a Christian nation, it was designed to accommodate a sense of morality and justice based on Judean-Christian principles.


Is America a Christian Nation? (Part Five)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Having experienced the turmoil of the Catholic—Protestant clash, the framers of our Constitution did not want any sect dictating religious doctrines or practices.


Is America a Christian Nation? Summary (Part One)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh asserts that. despite recent claims from the Evangelical conservatives, America was never established as a Christian nation. God called out Abraham, specifically blessing him, and through him, blessed the nations of the entire earth. The early European settlers of the North American Continent consisted of …


Is America a Christian Nation? Summary (Part Two)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reacting to the mantra of the evangelicals on the conservative right wing of the political spectrum that America was founded as a Christian nation, provides a comprehensive summary disproving this claim. Even though several of the Founding Fathers drew upon the Bible for the laws in the Constitution, they were …


Today's Christianity (Part Three): Southern Christianity's Impact on America

'Prophecy Watch' by Charles Whitaker

Though secularists tried to use immigration policy to sideline Christianity, it backfired. God has used their scheme to accomplish His own purposes.


Is America a Christian Nation? (Part Two)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, focusing on Ephesians 1:13-23, reminds us that as God's Called- out ones, we are recipients of the promised seed made to Adam and Eve, the Holy Line, beginning with Seth leading through Noah, Abraham, Jacob, David, and Jesus Christ, the promises given to Abraham which include being a blessing to all nations. The …


Anti-Americanism Abroad

'Prophecy Watch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

God prophesies that Israel will be conquered in the end time. Could anti-American sentiment, especially in Europe, be the beginning of the end for modern Israel?


Simple Gifts: American Reflection

Commentary by Mark Schindler

Liberty cannot exist without morality, or morality without faith. Today, humanists are destroying God's 'simple gifts' that made America exceptional.


Has America Gone Crazy? (Part Three)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

Those being molded by today's education system lack the historical context to permit them to grasp how it is twisting their impressionable minds.


Destroying America From Within (Part One)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

God confused the languages at the tower of Babel, causing confusion similar to the discord in the West. Without communication, productivity grinds to a halt.


Preventing the Warfare State

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Satan has taught mankind the craft of war between nations, within families, in politics, and in sports. We must resist being dragged into partisan battles.


Neonatal Circumcision in America

Commentary by Charles Whitaker (1944-2021)

The prevalence and demographic distribution of neonatal circumcision in America make the United States stand-out among other Israelite nations.


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 …


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.


Nonsense and Senselessness

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

In the blessings and curses chapter, God promises to send a kind of foolish madness upon Israel when the people fail to obey Him.


What Is a Liberal?

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

While the term 'liberal' used to stand for generosity, the Democrat party has hijacked the term, applying it to murder (abortion) and sexual immorality.


Abortion Legislation

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Recently, nine states have passed legislation to restrict abortion. An equal number of states have removed all rights of the fetus, even up to birth.


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 …


New Fractures in the 'Special Relationship'

'WorldWatch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Sparks are flying between President Joseph Biden and Prime Minister Boris Johnson. These cracks in the Special Relationship come at an inopportune time.


Religious Liberty at Risk

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The First Amendment protects religion from government interference. However, some liberal politicians are exploiting the coronavirus crisis to erode this right.


A Lesson From History

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, citing Abraham Lincoln's intention, as well as the Preamble of the Constitution stating that the people should govern the United States, suggests that the original intent has been turned on its head, and unscrupulous elite has taken up the reigns of rulership. Every democracy that has ever existed, according to …


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.


The Whole World is Writhing

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, ruminating on George Friedman's speculations on President Erdogan's campaign and Turkey's future role in world affairs, suggests that we may have to make a major change in perception on how we have heretofore sized up prophetic events. The real struggle on the world stage for millennia has been the competition …


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.


The Final Straw

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh, challenging the 'progressive' agitators' demand that plastic straws be banned, examines the charge that plastic straws massively destroy wildlife and fill our oceans with trash. Objective analysis of land- and ocean-based repositories of debris consistently show the presence of plastic straws to be …


You Can't Fix Stupid

Commentary by Clyde Finklea

The first action of Speaker Nancy Pelosi in the House of Representatives was to ban all terms related to gender and family relationships.


The Handwriting is on the Wall (2017): The Fourth Turning

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, in his keynote address of the 2017 Feast of Tabernacles, explains why President Trump dismissed on of his closest adviser, Stephen Bannon. Bannon embraced a "theo-political" vision of Christian fundamentalism, influenced by The Fourth Turning, a book which explains why many Americans no longer …


Great Earthquakes

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, referring to an MSN news article on the greatest earthquakes ever recorded, seems to indicate the cost in human life and property has increased with the passage of time, largely aimed at Gentile nations. As God's patience with modern Israel is tried, the likelihood of major earthquakes in North America may be …


Globalism (Part Five): Globalism's Teeth

'Prophecy Watch' by Charles Whitaker

Globalism is not just an economic phenomenon, but it is also a strong political and military movement—and America's military gives it its teeth.


Many Tribulations

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reflecting upon what America is becoming as a nation in comparison with the way America was at the time of the American Revolution, concludes that the Founding Fathers, largely Deists by religious philosophy, had an exponentially larger proportion of intestinal fortitude than our current apathetic populace, …


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.


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 …


What's in the Bucket? (Part Two)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

If the Founders of the United States had been ardent followers of Christ, they would not have legalized chattel slavery through the Constitution.


Extreme Environmentalism and National Security

Sermonette by Charles Whitaker (1944-2021)

Ezekiel 7:14 contains a chilling description of a summons to battle followed by a refusal to defend the home country. This prophecy pertains to the nations of Israel.


What Does It Say?

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

What does it say about a nation that lacks both the heart and the leadership to stop itself from committing suicide? God says we are headed for a fall.


If You Can Keep It

Sermonette by Joseph B. Baity

Americans, having by and large lost both their morality and their sense of vigilance, now stand on the verge of losing the republic.


Presumption of Innocence

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Using the confirmation hearings of Brett Kavanaugh as his example, Richard Ritenbaugh surveys the havoc progressives politicians and policy makers have created in the area of moral standards over the last 50 years. The Me-Too protesters have lied about the percentage of false accusations made against men, claiming less than 2% …


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 …


Geopolitics: Scope and Limitations

'WorldWatch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

International relations are convoluted enough to make the mind swim. Geopolitics is perhaps the most conservative method of making some sense of the world.


The Paradox of U.S. Power and Defeat

'WorldWatch' by David C. Grabbe

Since World War II, the U.S. has rarely fought a successful military action, be it Korea, Cuba, Vietnam, Iran, or Iraq, yet it stands as a lone superpower.


Outlook 2000 (Part Two)

'Prophecy Watch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

What is in store for the world in the next decade? Richard Ritenbaugh looks at the trends concerning Asia, Europe, the Middle East and several other regions in light of biblical prophecy.


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. But do we invent our self-image, or did God create it?


Hebrews 2: God Is Present

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

God's people must immerse themselves daily in the Scriptures. While sinning Israelites consider God to be absent, He is nevertheless present with His saints.


If You Do Not Obey My Voice

Commentary by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, reflecting on the troubling March 14, 2011 Time magazine article, "Are America's Best Days Behind Us?" suggests that, according to some standards, America's infra-structure, educational standards, manufacturing base, and economy, etc. are beginning to flag, largely from disobedience to God's laws and …


A Growing Divide

'Prophecy Watch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

America and Europe have been moving away from each other politically, economically, and culturally. How does this affect our understanding of prophecy?


Divine Warning

Article by John W. Ritenbaugh

The terrorist attacks of September 11 were a divine warning, especially to God's church, to return speedily to a right relationship with Him.


The Answer is in the Bucket (Part Six)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

Americans once held high ethical standards. However, America has egenerated into a cultural cesspool, now providing a poor example for the rest of the world.


God, the End Times, and Massive Movements of People

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, focusing on Jesus Christ's prayer that God's called-out ones would be in perfect unity, and that eventually the entire population of the world will be united, posits that the secularist demand for diversity is intrinsically opposed to unity. Acceptance of the cult of diversity has created more conflicts, hatred, …


Searching for Israel (Part Eleven): Manasseh Found

Article by Charles Whitaker

Jacob's prophecy in Genesis 48 promises that Manasseh will be a great nation. One nation in today's world is the unmistakable fulfillment of this prophecy.


Sodom and Egypt

Sermonette by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, referring to Revelation 11:8, focuses upon the meaning of "Sodom and Egypt," a term that identifies Jerusalem, but metonymically stands for all the inhabitants of modern Israel, including the United States, Canada, and England. This term carries both the connotation of vileness and slavery. The …


Purpose-Driven Churches (Part 7)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

We must remain vigilant in the midst of heresy, false prophets, earthquakes, and signs in the heavens. Jesus tells His followers not to sleep, reminding them that disastrous events occurring in the world are going to intensify and wear out the saints. The Purpose Driven Church will be a major player trying to take us in the …


Globalism (Part Two): The Tents of Shem

'Prophecy Watch' by Charles Whitaker

Globalism is a fact of our age, but what ideas undergird it? Most of globalism's underlying principles have their origins in the Israelitish peoples.


Outlook 2000 (Part One)

'Prophecy Watch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

What will the first decade of the new millennium bring? The outlook for 2000 and beyond hinges on how America handles its role as sole superpower.


The Pragmatic Japanese

'WorldWatch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Nations are composed of people, and people are driven by self-interest. Japan, surrounded by the Pacific Ocean yet not far from rival nations on the mainland, has a history of abrupt changes in policy when the geopolitical situation alters against their self-interests. Richard Ritenbaugh explains why the current state of the …


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.


Should a Christian Go To War? (Part 1)

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Conscientious objection to military action requires exercising mature faith, involving submission, loyalty, dedication, and conscientious obedience to God's Law.


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.


Leaving Religion Behind

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

More Millennials identify themselves as non-religious and show no indication of embracing religion in the foreseeable future.


Blessings We Could Have Had

Sermon by Kim Myers

Despite Abraham's loyalty to God's covenant, Abraham's offspring have violated this covenant, thanklessly squandering the blessings and reaping curses.


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 …


Two Different Perspectives

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

While more people consider themselves spiritual, fewer are religious. They are less sure about what they really believe and more tolerant of other beliefs.


The Beast and Babylon (Part One)

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

Europe is not uniting as we once thought it would. How does this affect our interpretation of the prophecies?


Globalism (Part Twelve): It Shall Never Be

'Prophecy Watch' by Charles Whitaker

Though the nations of this world are pushing for global economics and government, God's Word shows that mankind will NOT succeed.


Globalism (Part Four): Israel Pushes the Nations

'Prophecy Watch' by Charles Whitaker

America was not always internationalist; the United States was once quite removed from world affairs, but has shifted from isolationism to globalism.


Freedom Isn't Free

Commentary by Ryan McClure

Abraham Lincoln, in his 1838 Lyceum Address, warned that America's destruction could occur only from moral rot within, as exampled by the Roman Empire.


Deuteronomy and Holiness

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

God has provided the God-plane marriage relationship to teach us how to submit to one another, sacrificing our self-centeredness for the benefit of our spouse.


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 …


Unity and Godly Diversity in One Body

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by Mark Schindler

Mark Schindler, cautioning us to avoid becoming involved in politics or in any sort of agitation for governmental change, focuses on the cautionary comments of the second American President, John Adams, who warned that our Constitution would work only for a people of moral responsibility. President Adams implies that the …


Are We Already In Captivity?

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh states that Joshua read aloud the blessings and cursings pronounced on Israel (first mentioned in Deuteronomy 27). When the people of Israel obeyed, God blessed them, and when they disobeyed, God cursed them. The economic curses that the United States has received are a result of the covetousness of its …


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.


Humanism Dominates

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, lamenting that the course that America is taking has destroyed her virtue, claims that breaking the first commandment is the worst sin because its violation is the epitome of self-centeredness, putting the self before God, the most blatant form of idolatry. The secular humanists, infiltrating education, …


Hope to the End (Part One)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh suggests that the people everywhere seem frazzled, distressed, and terrified as a dark, evil, sinister force seems to be engulfing the world. The continued angst from dealing with this continual pathogenic zeitgeist threatens to render all of us, including God's called-out ones, into a state of hopelessness, …


Check Your Culture

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

God's people living in America must prioritize God's Commandments over the U.S. Constitution and over American culture. We have a heavenly citizenship.


The Unshakable Kingdom!

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Because all things will be violently shaken, God commands His people to place their trust in the unshakeable Kingdom of God which will displace all empires.


Privilege, Responsibility, and Judgment

Sermonette by John W. Ritenbaugh

Our welfare programs have scriptural principles as their general inspiration, but they have been abused, encouraging dependency which God never intended.


Hope to the End (Part Two)

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reiterating that there is a malaise of hopelessness, anxiety, and dread permeating this nation like never before, systematically explains: (1) how we arrived at this crisis, (2) why God has ordained that we live in these conditions, (3) how bad choices by the trillions eroded the moral foundation of our culture, …


What to Do in Babylon

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by Charles Whitaker (1944-2021)

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


The Beast and Babylon (Part Eight): God, Israel, and the Bible

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

Though she transgressed every commandment in multiple ways, the sin through which Israel's unfaithfulness is most frequently demonstrated is gross idolatry.


Don't Be Indifferent

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

The frightful Trumpet Plagues are coming on the world because of the breaking of covenants on the part of people who should have known better.


Why Hebrews Was Written (Part Six)

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

American culture is in obvious decline, and it is undoubtedly linked to the fact that mainstream Christianity is bereft of moral leadership.