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. She is also co-founder of Berean Research. For two decades Marsha 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. For many years Marsha was a regular contributor to several blogs including CRN, RenewAmerica, News With Views and Web Commantary as well as popular websites she no longer endorses: American Family Association, Worldview Weekend, Stand Up For The Truth, The Christian Post and Christian Headlines. Although Marsha still blogs, her primary focus is CRN. Marsha also writes Research Papers (White Papers) on various topics that are published on CRN, Berean Research and On Solid Rock Resources. Visit Marsha’s other sites: On Solid Rock Resources https://www.onsolidrockresources.com/ Berean Research http://bereanresearch.com Apprising Ministries http://apprising.org Marsha’s RenewAmerica Column http://renewamerica.com/columns/mwest Marsha’s Facebook Page http://facebook.com/marsha.west.77

Top Mueller prosecutor: DOJ starting new investigation into James Comey, Andrew McCabe, and Peter Strzok

(Daniel Chaitin – Washington Examiner)  One of Robert Mueller’s former top prosecutors said the outside prosecutor picked to review the case against retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn is a ruse to investigate President Trump’s perceived enemies.

Andrew Weissmann, a former Justice Department official who was known as Mueller’s “pit bull” during the Russia investigation, said the Justice Department swapped out the “loser case” of Andrew McCabe, who escaped criminal charges on Friday for allegedly lying to investigators about authorizing media disclosures, for a fresh one targeting top former FBI officials, including McCabe, led by Jeffrey Jensen, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri. Continue reading

3 Good Things to Remember When People Let You Down

Perhaps you expected something from a certain person that he or she didn’t give you. This does not necessarily mean the person has sinned against you. We all have expectations of the people in our lives, and this goes both ways. Maybe people close to you—your spouse, children, parents, friends—hoped you would treat them in a certain way, but you failed to do it. 

(Lee Ann Trees – Beautiful Christian)  Did your friends just ditch you when you needed them the most? Find out someone else got that job promotion you were hoping for? Did you want to help win the big game, but your coach left you sitting on the bench?… Continue reading

Biologists: Only Two Sexes, Male and Female, There is No Sex ‘Spectrum’

Those “most vulnerable to sex denialism are children” because “gender identity” instead of biological sex can cause confusion. Puberty-blocking drugs and “affirmation therapies” that reinforce this confusion may contribute to gender dysphoria.”

(Michael W. Chapman – CNSNews) In a powerful commentary in the Feb. 3 edition of The Wall Street Journal, biologists Colin Wright and Emma Hilton explain that, scientifically, there are only two sexes, male and female, and there is no sex “spectrum.” They also stress that “biologists and medical professionals” must stop being politically correct and “stand up for the empirical reality of biological sex.” Continue reading

Holy Scripture and the Holy Spirit

“I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.” Jesus to His Disciple/Apostles, John 16:12-13, KJV, Emphasis added.

The New Apostolic Reformation (i.e., NAR), a charismatic movement within evangelicalism’s “big tent,” believes that just as the Holy Spirit guides Christians into “all truth,” He also reveals new truths—i.e., “things to come.”…. Continue reading

What In The Wide World Is Going On With The Southern Baptist Convention? (Republishing with the link)

“Why was David Hughes invited to speak to the Pastors Conference? Because a lot of the pastors attending want to be just like David Hughes. Or Steven Furtick. Or Andy Stanley. Or Ed Young Jr. Or Beth Moore. Or Bethel Church. They’re pragmatists.”

(Gabrial Hughes – The Midwestern Baptist) Perhaps you heard the sound of a massive creaking ship rocking the online community, and you turned in your boat to see a commotion aboard the U.S.S. Southern Baptist Convention. That’s because on Monday, the Pastors Conference, which precedes the annual convention held in June, announced the line-up of speakers who would be addressing the ministers attending this year’s event in Orlando. And that line-up is a mess, to say the least. Continue reading

Rush Limbaugh, my loving brother and ‘a friend to countless Americans’

When I read or hear the haters talking about Rush, his show, his message, his soul, I realize I inhabit a different universe than them. They distort who he is, what he says, what he stands for, the kind of person he is. … Their antipathy is disturbing. They actually wish him physical, emotional and spiritual harm. “I’m rooting for the cancer.” “I won’t be happy until he’s until he’s screaming in agony 24/7.” Lovely. … As passionate as I am about my own political beliefs, I never wish harm on those who disagree. If anyone needs prayers, it is them — and I mean that sincerely.

(David Limbaugh)  I am uniquely blessed to be Rush Limbaugh’s brother in ways too numerous to count, and I am blessed to be in the special position of witnessing firsthand the outpouring of love and prayers from his family, friends and fans. His wife, Kathryn, has been amazing and a rock throughout. Continue reading

What In The Wide World Is Going On With The Southern Baptist Convention?

“Why was David Hughes invited to speak to the Pastors Conference? Because a lot of the pastors attending want to be just like David Hughes. Or Steven Furtick. Or Andy Stanley. Or Ed Young Jr. Or Beth Moore. Or Bethel Church. They’re pragmatists.”

(Gabrial Hughes – The Midwestern Baptist) Perhaps you heard the sound of a massive creaking ship rocking the online community, and you turned in your boat to see a commotion aboard the U.S.S. Southern Baptist Convention. That’s because on Monday, the Pastors Conference, which precedes the annual convention held in June, announced the line-up of speakers who would be addressing the ministers attending this year’s event in Orlando. And that line-up is a mess, to say the least. Continue reading

Sweden: Gender Dysphoria in Teen Girls Cases up 1,500 Per Cent Since 2008

“Statistics show that those diagnosed with gender dysphoria are at much larger risk of suicide than the general Swedish population. Of the 6,334 people diagnosed with gender dysphoria since 1998, 21 men and 18 women have committed suicide.”

(Chris Tomlinson)  Breitbart)  The Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare has claimed that the country has seen an enormous surge of gender dysphoria cases in girls aged 13 to 17 since 2008.

Newly diagnosed cases in the 13 to 17 age bracket have gone up 1,500 per cent, while the number of cases for other age groups has also seen a significant rise as well, with experts not knowing the root cause for the increase in overall numbers. Continue reading

Boys Competing With Girls Won Track Meets. The Girls Just Filed A Lawsuit In Federal Court

I knew that I was the fastest girl here, one of the fastest in the state. I remembered all my training and everything I had been taught on how to maximize my performance … I thought of all the times that other girls have lost. I could feel the adrenaline in my blood and hope that wafted from me. That just possibly, I could win this. Then, the gun went off. And I lost.”

(Hank Berrien – Daily Wire) On Wednesday, a lawsuit was filed in federal court by three high school girls and their mothers against the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC), which has permitted boys to compete in events and win awards that would otherwise have gone to girls. Continue reading

Leftist ‘Gospel Coalition’ Warns (Conservative Christians) Against Making Politics An Idol

“Day in and day out, The Gospel Coalition proves that it is a political organization devoted to replacing the real gospel with the Social Gospel and ousting Donald Trump and replacing him with a Democrat. Almost every post at TGC in some way undermines a Biblical worldview and conservative Christian ethic.”

(JD Hall – Pulpit & Pen)  Make no mistake about it. The Gospel Coalition, which is funded by felonious Clinton money-man and globalist billionaire, James Riady, is a political organization masquerading as a Christian ministry…. Continue reading

Baptist University Invites Native American Mystic to Preach, Opens and Closes With Prayer to ‘Mother Mystery’

“Nowhere in any of Curtice’s works or writings does she show one iota of understanding of the biblical gospel. Of course, we should not expect a Catholic to understand the gospel as the Catholic Church’s gospel is false. Yet, even in the spiritual blindness of the Roman Catholic Church, many Catholics still have a good grasp on general revelation, morality, and general common sense.” 

(Jeff Maples – Reformation Charlotte)  Baylor, a private Christian university located in Waco, Texas, is known as the largest Baptist university in the world with approximately 17,200 students on its 1,000-acre campus and is affiliated with the Texas Baptist Convention, which is subsequently connected to the Southern Baptist Convention. Continue reading

Symptoms Of Sickness In The Megachurch System?

The organization confirmed the allegations of spiritual abuse in a statement to CT. “A little over two weeks ago, the Board of Acts 29 was made aware of some accusations of abusive leadership against our CEO Steve Timmis…”

R. Scott Clark of The Heidelblog posted two disturbing stories in the news.  He begins with a story published over at Christianity Today***:

As CEO of Acts 29, Steve Timmis was an effective and respected leader. During his seven years at the helm, the church planting network rebounded from the fallout around its co-founder Mark Driscoll and expanded from 300 mostly US churches to 800 around the world. Continue reading

This Year’s SBC Pastors’ Conference to Be a Literal Circus With the Speaker Line-Up

“Of course, this is just part and parcel for this church and it regularly practices this kind of nonsense as part of its routine worship service. One can only imagine the joy on God’s face as he looks down upon this performance taking place in what is supposed to be holy ground. That someone with this kind of perspective on the Church has been chosen to teach, lead, and encourage thousands of Southern Baptist pastors is astonishing.”

(Jeff Maples – Reformation Charlotte)  David Uth is the lead pastor of FBC Orlando and was chosen to head up this year’s Southern Baptist Pastors’ Conference…. Continue reading

Charismatics Are Date Setting Doomsday Again, Claiming Asteroid Will Hit in 2029

“What Strang doesn’t tell the his survival-food-bucket customers is that Apophis was discovered in 2004 and only briefly caused a moment of consternation when it was initially estimated that it had a 2.7% chance of hitting Earth in 2029.” 

(Pulpit & Pen)  Stephen Strang, the publisher of Charisma Mag and prominent mover-and-shaker in charismatic media (he set up Relevant Magazine for his son to run, as well), is hypothesizing in his publication that the Bible might just predict an asteroid will hit the Earth in 2029. If you listen to Jim Bakker, who Strang also regularly features, we won’t be around to see it because the Tribulation started years ago. Continue reading

Swarms of Locusts Sweep Across Africa: ‘Most Devastating Plague’ in Memory

More than 10 million people affected by food insecurity are under threat, says the UN. The world body’s humanitarian chief, Mark Lowcock, says the insects appear to be “the most devastating plague of locusts in any of our living memories if we don’t reduce the problem faster than we’re doing at the moment.”

(Rick Moran – PJ Media)  Billions of locusts are swarming across East Africa, eating everything in sight and threatening to cause starvation in a region already affected by extreme hunger. Continue reading

Kicking the Can Down the Road: Why The RCA Cannot Have Unity If It Disagrees On Homosexuality

The sexually immoral in 1 Corinthians are to be put out because Paul had “already pronounced judgment on the one who did such a thing.” There is a similar theme in 2 Thessalonians 3:14, “If someone does not obey what we say “… take note of such a person, and have nothing to do with him.” Though this should be applied pastorally and wisely, two things are clear. Sexual sin is a primary issue of fellowship and false teaching on sexual ethics is anathema to the gospel because it leads people astray.

(Ron Citlau – The Aquila Report)  Steve Mathonnet-VanderWel has written an essay about the process unfolding in the Reformed Church in America (RCA) titled, “Moving the Goalposts and Kicking the Can”…. Continue reading

SBC Leader Implies ‘Cradle to Grave’ Socialism is Part of ‘Pro-Life’ Position

Notice that liberals put the word “radical” in front of something when they want to redefine it (for example, Rosaria Butterfield calls her LGBTQ inclusivism “radical hospitality”). In the same breath, Akin goes on to use the catchphrase, “from the moment of conception to natural death.”

(Pulpit & Pen)  We have gone to great strides to detail how the Democrat leader of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), Russell Moore, has attempted to redefine what it means to be ‘pro-life.’… Continue reading

The RCA Needs a Miracle: A Reflection On What Is Needed For 200 Churches Not To Leave The RCA

“For the last decades the RCA has been unable to clearly state its thinking on gay marriage, gay ordination and gender identity. The majority believes in a traditional and historic view on these matters while the smaller minority has embraced gay sexuality as a gospel good that should be celebrated. The tensions are high and everything is coming to a head. The denomination needs to be clear about what it believes. There can be no more waiting. If things are left unchanged, there will be a split.”

(Ron Citlau – The Aquila Report)  In January, a group of Reformed Church in America (RCA) leaders met to pray and consider the work of the 2020 vision team, the future of the RCA and the upcoming General Synod…. Continue reading

Jordan Peterson underwent ’emergency detox’ in Russia, spent month in ICU, was suicidal, now ‘on the mend’

Clonazepam, brand-name Klonopin, is a benzodiazepine (tranquilizer) used to treat anxiety and panic disorder.

(Adam Ford – Disrn)  Popular author and intellectual Jordan Peterson has spent a harrowing number of weeks trying to detox from a physical dependence on the benzodiazepine clonazepam and has had a severe “paradoxical” reaction to the drug, made worse when trying to remove it. Continue reading

My New Life After Transgender Despair

“New to identifying as a woman at that stage of my life, but indoctrinated by the peddlers of transgender ideology to believe I was one, I incorrectly believed that gaining access to female bathrooms was a human rights issue for me.  I was wrong. In hindsight, it was all part of a selfish quest to nourish my long-held sexual fantasy of being a woman.”

(James Shupe – The Daily Signal)  Last December, I received an early Christmas present that I would have rejected just one year earlier: an “M” for “male” on my driver’s license. Continue reading