What's Your Source?

Commentary by David C. Grabbe

No matter how finely tuned is one's baloney detector, wrong-headed thinking etches wrong concepts into minds around the world, even in the church of God.


The Commandments (Part One)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

What have we accepted as our authority for permitting ourselves to do or behave as we do — our value system, our code of ethics or code of morality?


Do You Believe—Really Believe?

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Numerous religions claim the Bible as their source of belief, but none of them seems to care that what they do does not square with biblical teaching.


The First Commandment (1997)

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

The Ten Commandments open with the most important, the one that puts our relationship with God in its proper perspective. It is a simple but vital command.


The First Commandment: Idolatry

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Idolatry is the most frequently committed sin, seen in five commandments. God challenges us to either defend our body of beliefs or drop them in favor of His.


The Second Commandment: Idolatry

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

The natural mind craves something physical to remind us of God, but the Second Commandment prohibits this. Any representation will fall short of the reality.


The Sovereignty of God (Part Seven)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

In the example of a child summoned by a parent to clean up his room, the child's dawdling and complaining are not predestined nor are they part of God's will.


Think First of What We Say

Commentary by Bill Onisick

The information from media and the internet have demonstrated various degrees of inaccuracy. Consequently, we are vulnerable to spreading false reports.


Faith, Hope, and the Worship of God (Part Three)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Using assumptions, some have concocted some nine conflicting calendars. The preservation of the oracles has not been entrusted to the church but to the Jews.


John (Part Twelve)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

What we believe automatically determines what we do; it is impossible to separate faith and works. If Jesus is not our source of belief, our works will suffer.


John (Part Eleven)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

The storm on the Sea of Galilee instructs us that when we are in a trial and getting nowhere, if we invite Christ into the situation, we will have peace.


Keeping the Truth Pure

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

If we allow doctrine to be contaminated with man's flawed reason, it will defile the truth. Job's friends used profane sources in their arguments.


The Sovereignty of God (Part Six)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

God has consistently moved His creation toward its ultimate purpose, setting the bounds of nations, motivating rulers to pursue a certain course of action.


Seeing is Not Believing

Sermonette by Ryan McClure

We have all heard and repeated the old adage "seeing is believing," suggesting that seeing an event with our own two eyes is far better than being told second or third hand. While advances in graphics technology or sleight of hand techniques by magicians or brain game developers skillful in distracting our focus may …


Meet the Modern Pagans

Commentary by David C. Grabbe

Allowing a freewheeling, inclusive approach to multicultural experiences, the new pagan Druid religion is highly eclectic, rejecting only Christianity.


Building on a Perfect Foundation

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Many hear or read God's Word and think they believe. Jesus says that many say to Him, 'Lord, Lord,' as if in submission, but they never truly follow Him.


Does Doctrine Really Matter? (Part Nnie)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

The cosmology of ancient Greece, saturated with astrology and Gnostic dualism, filtered into the doctrines of the early church, creating corrupt doctrines.


Facing Change: A Lesson from I Kings 13

Article by John O. Reid (1930-2016)

As time progresses, we will face many changes. We must examine the source of the change, consider the truth we have learned, and go to God for understanding.