About Marsha West

Marsha West is the owner and managing editor of Christian Research Network, Apprising Ministries (the late Ken Silva's blog) and On Solid Rock Resources. Marsha is also co-founder of Berean Research. For two decades she was the owner and managing editor of Email Brigade website as well as the EMB News Report, a bi-weekly email report for conservative people of faith. Marsha is a regular contributor for several blogs including CRN, RenewAmerica, News With Views, and Web Commentary. Her articles have been translated into many languages and distributed worldwide. Visit Marsha's other sites: http://onsolidrockresources.com http://bereanresearch.com http://apprising.org

Catholic Church Faces Gravest Crisis Since ‘Protestant Reformation’

“Inside the Church and out, there’s a level of anger and disillusionment that’s crippling.” 

(Thomas D. Williams – Breitbart)  The Catholic bishops are gathering in Rome for a synod in a moment in which “the Church faces perhaps its gravest crisis since the Protestant Reformation in the form of the worldwide clerical sexual abuse scandals,” according to veteran Vatican analyst John L. Allen, Jr.

Allen, who heads up the Catholic online news outlet Crux, added that “the eyes of the Catholic world will be on how they choose to engage it.” Continue reading

Agents of Betrayal In The Church

“After the Trump victory over 16 primary rivals and Hillary to capture of the White House in 2016, Russell Moore and Tim Keller continue their efforts to undermine the conservative Christian base through article after article. Meanwhile, as they have ramped up the rhetoric, Moore/ Keller have doubled down criticism of conservative voters to hopefully spark a sudden flash point among American conservatism.” 

(Thomas Littleton – Thirty Pieces of Silver) The Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberties Commission President Russell Moore, pictured on the right, is a primary operative in the evangelical betrayal and remains one of the more shameless infiltrators totally insulated from accountability. Continue reading

Georgia MassResistance stops ‘Drag Queen Story Hour’ scheduled at Atlanta library!

The LGBT agenda is strong and prominent throughout the city. High-ranking officials in the fire department and the public health department have been terminated because of their biblical, pro-family views.

(MassResistance)  Our Georgia MassResistance chapter has stopped a “Drag Queen Story Hour” in one of the most pro-gay areas of the South. And more are being targeted as outraged parents contact us for help.

As we’ve been seeing across the country, the “Drag Queen Story Hours” programs held at local libraries is one of the latest well-organized efforts of the radical LGBT movement to indoctrinate young children and change their perception of reality. … Continue reading

‘Make them scared’ website posts uncorroborated sexual assault claims against male students

It is “intended to be an online hub for anyone who wants to expose the names of their attackers and harassers, and to fill a gap left by inadequate treatment of these cases by formal institutions.”

(Daniel Payne – The College Fix)  A website allegedly run by University of Washington students allows individuals to publicly accuse people of sexual assault with no evidence.

The website, titled “Make them scared UW,” was first registered in November of last year but reportedly launched in late September of this year by University of Washington students, the Daily UW campus newspaper reports. Continue reading

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is written:

“For your sake we face death all day long;     we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”

37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[b] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

How do you love God? You love him by answering this question. Who or what is going to separate us from the love of Christ? Is there any force, anywhere, that can come between you and Jesus? Who can remove us from Christ, once we fully come to him? Paul’s answer is, Let’s take a look at the possibilities. Continue reading

Six-Year-Old School Children Instructed to Write Gay Love Letters to Make Them ‘Accepting of Diversity’

The teacher, named as Sarah Hopson, tells the BBC that the children “are going to go out into that world and find this diversity around them, and they’ll find that at a young age as well”.

(Jack Montgomery – Breitbart) A video published by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) showing 6-year-old school children being instructed to write gay love letters has been causing a stir on social media.

The video, originally uploaded to BBC Radio Manchester’s Facebook page, shows young children at Bewsey Lodge Primary School being instructed to write love letters from “Prince Henry” to his manservant, “Thomas”, with the teacher instructing her pupils: “You’re going to tell Thomas why it’s a brilliant idea for him to marry you.” Continue reading

Finding God’s will is no deep dark secret


This article by CRN managing editor Marsha West was first published October 18, 2012.

Is it possible for a Christian to know God’s will and not have to agonize over it? Should a believer make a decision without first spending hours in prayer, asking God to reveal His will? Must a Christian avoid making a decision until he or she has a “peace about it”? What about waiting for a “sign” from God? Is it okay for a Christian to consult a psychic or a Ouija board to seek God’s guidance?

A married couple, John and Tina, is faced with a dilemma. They would like to move to Colorado to be closer to John’s family. They’ve been praying about it, asking God to show them His will. Their decision must be made before the end of the week, yet they’re still not sure what God wants them to do — should they stay or should they go? Continue reading

Sen. Hatch Details The Evidence Against The Kavanaugh Accusations

“…the lowest, most vile, most dishonest attempt at character assassination that I’ve ever seen in all my 42 years in the Senate.”

Watch the video at the bottom of the article.

(James Barrett – Daily Wire)  On the floor of the Senate Thursday, Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah made his closing arguments for the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, providing evidence against the uncorroborated allegations and condemning the Democrats’ manipulative and partisan handling of the allegations. Continue reading

Netflix is developing adaptations of The Chronicles of Narnia

According to Jon Porter of The Verge, Netflix is doing a new series of films based on C.S. Lewis’ seven books.  No doubt the Netflix versions will water down the books’ Christian themes of redemption and grace, take God out of it, and introduce LGBTQ+ characters, something the Christian author would never have allowed.  Here’s the story:

Netflix has obtained the rights to The Chronicles of Narnia and will be producing “new series and film projects” based on the children’s fantasy books. The seven titles released between 1950 and 1956 have already provided the inspiration for numerous adaptations and Hollywood films. Continue reading


“In the late 1980s and into the 1990s claims of memories of Satanic Ritual Abuse and sexual abuse began to arise from the therapeutic “sofas” of psychiatrists and psychologists at an alarming rate – under the general description of “Repressed Memory Syndrome” by its advocates and “False Memory Syndrome” by those who were falsely accused.”

(Don & Joy Veinot – Midwest Christian Outreach) If someone is accused, should they be automatically presumed guilty? This is not really a new question but an age-old issue. For example, in 1642 Salem Village, Massachusetts  over 200 people were accused of practicing witchcraft. Most, like Caribbean slave, Tituba, “confessed,” hoping to avoid conviction by becoming an “informer” leveling accusations against others. … Continue reading

Revoice and God’s Design for the Family

“But as I have stated before, along with many others, the trouble with Revoice is the content. What Revoice proposes is a departure from what Christians have historically believed about key doctrines and their ethical implications. Revoice represents a theology and ethic which, if allowed to take root in the PCA, will lead us into great and grievous errors.”

(Todd Pruitt – Mortification of Spin)  In the weeks since the Revoice conference, nothing I have read has lessened my deep concern about the theology and ethic taught at the event. Given where the conference was hosted I wonder whether the theology of Revoice will be given a place in the PCA. I suppose it already has. Continue reading

Ford Co-Authored Paper Pushing Hypnosis, Using To Enhance Memory

The left isn’t gong to like this, but in 1997 The New York Times published the findings of a study that found hypnosis could cause false memories:  “HYPNOSIS, even self-hypnosis, can sometimes result in the creation of false memories — the belief that something happened even though it never did. A psychologist at Ohio State University in Lima and fellow researchers found that even when people were warned about the possibility of acquiring pseudo-memories under hypnosis, more than a quarter of them did anyway.”

(Lisa Payne-Naeger – Conservative Tribune) Trauma is a terrible thing. It can be devastating and its effects should never be played down in the public mind. Continue reading

Confidence in Pope Francis Down Sharply in U.S.

By a two-to-one margin, American Catholics now give Francis negative marks for his handling of the sex abuse scandal

(Pew Research Center) As allegations and investigations of sex abuse in the Catholic Church become more widespread, a new Pew Research Center survey finds that confidence in the way Pope Francis is handling the crisis has plummeted among U.S. Catholics. Just three-in-ten Catholic adults say Francis is doing an “excellent” or a “good” job addressing the issue, which is down 24 points since 2015 and 14 points from when Pew Research Center last asked the question in January of this year. Continue reading

Ford’s Ex-Boyfriend Pens Damning Letter Detailing Her Helping a Friend Prep For a Polygraph

“I witnessed Dr. Ford help McLean prepare for a potential polygraph exam. Dr. Ford explained in detail what to expect, how polygraphs worked and helped McLean become familiar and less nervous about the exam. Dr. Ford was able to help because of her background in psychology.”

(Beth Baumann – Townhall) Late Tuesday night Fox News received a copy of a letter from one of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s ex-boyfriends who claims Ford has experience coaching her former roommate on polygraph tests, which contradicts Ford’s testimony under oath. Continue reading

Kavanaugh Accuser’s Recollection May Stem from False Memory, Suggests Psychology Professor

Mather explained how a concept called the “availability heuristic” helps explain part of the phenomenon of false memories.  “The availability heuristic allows us to kind of base our belief in the confidence of what we’re retrieving on how easily we recalled it.”

(Michele Blood – LifeZette) Christine Blasey Ford’s allegation of sexual assault at the hands of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (shown above right; Ford is at left) could stem from a false memory, Dr. Robert Mather told Fox News’ Laura Ingraham Monday night on “The Ingraham Angle.” Continue reading

Liberation-Not For Everybody

Youth Testify, a new program launched by Advocates for Youth and the National Network of Abortion Funds is “helping young people advocate for their reproductive rights and reframe the narrative around abortion.” Reframe the narrative? According to Peter Jones, re-framing means that “not a word of warning will be given to young women about the death knell that will forever echo in their hearts.” (Emphasis added)  Not surprisingly, the new program has the help of abortion mill and seller of baby body parts, Planned Parenthood.

Dr. Jones believes that “This immoral seduction of the rising generations in the West is working.” And he wonders, “What kind of a society will these conscience-hardened young people create when they become our judges, senators, newspaper editors and school teachers?”

A very frightening prospect.

You can read Peter Jones’ thought provoking article over at truthXchange. He writes: Continue reading

‘LGBTQ’ Activists at ‘Devoted’ Youth Pastor Conference

“The “Devoted” conference will be held in Cincinnati October 30. It should move to October 31— Halloween — since this event is a profane masquerade of authentic Christian faith. The posture of a “gay-chaste-identity” is a huge scam. Public shamelessness in the name of God signals profound double-mindedness. To even adopt an open “orientation” of sexual sin reveals a level of submission to evil, depraved desires—what is called an “abomination” in Scripture, let’s not forget.”

(Linda Harvey – Mission America)  The priest or evangelical minister who claims an “LGBTQ” identity, but pledges to remain celibate, cannot be trusted to do so.

Can I repeat that? We cannot trust them. Such foolish tolerance should never be the policy in evangelical churches, and as we can now see, clinging to such identities should never have been allowed in the Catholic church. Continue reading

Prosecutor Who Questioned Ford Shreds Her Case In Five-Page Memo

#9 – The activities of congressional Democrats and Dr. Ford’s attorneys likely affected Dr. Ford’s account

(Ryan Saavedra – Daily Wire)  Rachel Mitchell, the prosecutor who questioned Christine Blasey Ford last week during a hearing in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, wrote a five-page memo that was released on Sunday that outlines why she would not bring criminal charges against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Mitchell’s memo notes nine significant problems with Ford’s testimony and underscores that her case is “even weaker” than a “he said, she said” case. Continue reading

Fox News Cowards Spread Fake News that Christine Blasey Ford Is ‘Credible’

This is monstrous behavior, unforgivable, un-American—the stuff of lynch mobs, of quislings—and it is the fakest of fake news.

By any standard of truth, fairness, classical liberalism, evidence, and facts, Dr. Ford is not only not credible, she is nothing close to credible.

Let me count the ways…

Language Alert

(John Nolte – Breitbart) On Thursday, Judge Andrew Napolitano handed the mob all the rope they could possibly ask for, courtesy of Fox News, saying, “All of us agree that this witness is exceptionally credible.” No one argued with him.

Listen, I am not here to signal my own virtue. I am not David French, or Matthew Dowd, or Jake Tapper. The reason I have defended those whose politics and character disgust me has nothing to do with virtue and everything to do with self-preservation. Continue reading

Republicans Should Not Have Delayed the Kavanaugh Vote

“Judiciary Committee Democrats do not want an FBI investigation of allegations against Judge Kavanaugh because they think it will be especially illuminating or reliable. They want it because it will result in delay, giving them the breathing room necessary to come up with more reasons for delay.”

(Andrew C. McCarthy – National Review)  They gave Democrats exactly what they wanted.

You have opponents whose first and only objective is delay. From the start of the confirmation proceedings on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court, those opponents, Senate Democrats, have thus pushed for delay. At every turn. Of course they never come out and say that’s what they’re doing — they never come out and say, “We’ve abused the confirmation process and dropped a bomb at the eleventh hour, an uncorroborated, 36-year-old allegation of sexual assault, because we’re trying to delay the vote until after the midterms.” But delay is what they want. Continue reading

Blockbuster New Viganò Letter to Pope

Rod Dreher posted the letter in its entirety over at The American Conservative. You can read Viganò’s first letter here. In it Dreher stated that:

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, who served at the papal nuncio (that is, Vatican ambassador) to the United States from 2011-2016, has dropped an atomic bomb on Francis’s papacy, charging that “corruption has reached the very top of the Church’s hierarchy.”

Now Dreher has received a second letter from the Archbishop. He begins his piece by telling us that Carlo Maria Viganò has a new statement that was released to him through an Italian journalist. He then posted the “blockbuster” letter: Continue reading

Our Present Sufferings

I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. – Romans 8:18

The theme of that verse and the next nine verses is that incomparable glory lies ahead — glory beyond description, greater than anything you can compare it with on earth. A magnificent and fantastic prospect awaits us. All through the Scriptures there has been a thread of hope, a rumor of hope that runs all through the Old Testament, through the prophetic writings, and into the New Testament. This rumor speaks of a day that is coming when all the hurt and heartache and injustice and weakness and suffering of our present experience will be explained and justified and will result in a time of incredible blessing upon the earth. The whisper of this in the Old Testament increases in intensity as it approaches the New Testament, where you come to proclamations like this that speak of the incomparable glory that lies ahead. View article →