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

Mohler And MacArthur Have Conflicting Views On Governor Mandated Church Shut Downs

“While Mohler may consider what Grace and other churches are doing as malpractice, he diagnoses all problems while offering no solutions. He says that we ought to respect temporary guidelines, but we are entering our 6th month of lockdown. How long must a church sit on their hands? Half a year is a long type of temporary. When precisely does the temporarily turn into the intolerable? One year in? Two?”

(PNP) Southern Baptist Theological Seminary president Dr. Albert Mohler kicked off a new season of the Briefing by accusing his friend, Dr. John MacArthur of Grace Community Church of “malpractice” by choosing to open up five months into the pandemic and not staying shut down for an indeterminable time. Continue reading

Ministries and Churches Receiving More than $1-M in Paycheck Protection Program Funds

(Warren Cole Smith – Ministry Watch)   This month’s MinistryWatch list is a departure for us because it is not a list curated from our own database.  It is a list of all evangelical Christian ministries and churches that received at least $1-million from the Paycheck Protection Program.

This list includes more than 400 ministries, and we have sorted them by state so you can more easily find the ministries in your city. Continue reading

John MacArthur stands firm: Grace Community Church will not shut down

“As the context plainly shows, Pastor MacArthur was talking about pastors who are doing what Andy Stanley and JD Greear have done—namely, they have stopped gathering as a church and made small home groups a long-term substitute for congregational worship.”

(Phil Johnson – Pyromaniacs)  Gavin Ortlund has written a blogpost titled “Should Churches in California Defy Government Restrictions? A Response to John MacArthur.” Time won’t permit me to go through his entire post, but I want to clarify one point that Ortlund gets wrong, because it’s a crucial one, and I’ve seen it repeated several times on Twitter…. Continue reading

Trump to mobilize military to deliver COVID vaccine to millions ‘very, very quickly’

(Martin Bürger – LifeSiteNews)  Amid growing concerns about the safety and efficacy of a COVID-19 vaccine, President Donald Trump has announced his administration is “all set to march when it comes to the [coronavirus] vaccine,” with a military general overseeing the logistics of delivering the still-in-development product.

“I think you’re going to see something that’s going to be spectacular,” Trump said on Thursday. “The FDA has approved things at a rate that’s a tiny fraction of what it would … take during another administration.” Continue reading

Todd White Responds to Claims He’s Been Preaching the Wrong Gospel–and He’s not Happy

“Many thought that the change to Todd was due to newly being exposed to Whitfield, Spurgeon, and Comfort, but it turns out that he’s been reading them for years, and yet has still engaged in his shenanigans. He also mentions Dr. Michael Brown, a decidedly poor resource, and yet Brown will be speaking at White’s Chuch on August 16th. Birds of a feather.”

(PNP)  Evangelist Todd White is pushing back on claims that he repented for not preaching the full gospel and is now newly saved, declaring that he’s been taken out of context and that his critics are sinning in doing so. Continue reading

Los Angeles County Threatens John MacArthur With Arrest for Holding Worship Services

“This is much more than a war on the rights and liberties afforded us by the Constitution — this is now an outright war against God and His people.” 

(Jeff Maples – Reformation Charlotte)  In what is quickly devolving into a Church vs State showdown between pastor of Grace Community Church, John MacArthur and the state and local governments of Los Angeles, California, it appears that MacArthur has now been threated with the possibility of arrest for continuing to hold worship services against the state and county’s mandate against gatherings. Continue reading

Case Against Gen. Flynn Went Up to Obama, Biden

“They knew that the coverup that they were planning to hide, what they tried to do to Trump, they knew Michael Flynn would figure it out.”

(Sandy Fitzgerald – NewsMax)  The case against former national security adviser Michael Flynn went all the way up to then-President Barack Obama and his vice president, current presumptive Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden, Rep. Jim Jordan claimed in an interview Friday. Continue reading

Shakedown: BLM Demands Cut of Louisville Business Profits for Protection

The letter includes neo-Marxist assertions, decrying “gentrification” as a “process [that] has been happening to black, indigenous, and persons of color at the hands of white, heterosexual patriarchy since the inception of this nation we call home. Black folx [sic] can’t ‘have their own space’ when wealthy white folks see an opportunity to make more money.”

(Robert Kraycik – Breitbart)  Black Lives Matter (BLM) protesters issued “social justice” and “black liberation” demands regarding “diversity” to a restaurant owner in Louisville, KY, including a directive for “donations” to organizations run by non-whites. Continue reading

Leftists Burning Bibles Now, Christians Later

“In times past, the American public and elites would deplore this conduct. Today, it is cheered from by the masses, the elites and the nation’s rulers. Woe is coming. Even great woes to such a nation and people.”

(Capstone Report)  Protesters in Portland burned Bibles outside the federal courthouse, according to new video. The video highlights the godless goals of the Neo-Marxist Woke Mobs. Mobs in some cities burned churches and now it is Bibles. What’s next? Continue reading

John MacArthur Says JD Greear Doesn’t Know What A Church Is, Doesn’t Know How To Shepherd His People

“MacArthur released a video statement last night explaining his strong stance for continuing to keep his church open…”

(Jeff Maples – Reformation Charlotte)  John MacArthur has been one of the few glimmers of light as a biblical shepherd during the coronavirus pandemic. As most churches are caving to the demands of the state to shutdown or limit worship, MacArthur has declared that his church will obey God rather than man. Continue reading

Government lockdowns are proving just as deadly as the virus

“Realities like the fact that it is the height of hubris for you, me, them, or some panel of bureaucrats to determine for everyone else what is “essential” and “nonessential” business. Our well-intentioned efforts to do that several months ago have proven fiscally and psychologically catastrophic.”

(Peter Heck – Disrn)  I about swallowed my tongue when I sat down at the table to try to ease into the news of the day, and instead saw this from NBC: Continue reading

Sin Enters the World

Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned.  – Romans 5:12

Caught up in the glorious truth of justification by faith alone that he had defined in Romans 3:21–4:25, Paul could not help but to explore in 5:1–11 some of the practical benefits that flow from the doctrine—peace with God, access into God’s presence, the outpouring of divine love, and so on. In Romans 5:12–21, however, the Apostle returns to the doctrine of justification by faith alone and focuses on two main issues that he has not yet explored in great detail… Continue reading

Dr. Fauci: ‘There’s No Inconsistency’ in Banning Church and Business But Allowing Mass Protests

“The very first one the Founders mentioned was the right to practice your faith, but government’s putting all kinds of limits on Americans’ ability to do that, and Democrats are just fine with it,” Jordan said. ” I want consistency, that’s what I want.” … “Kids can’t go get what they need to put them on the path to achieving the American dream, but boy they can protest. The ability to engage in your livelihood, the ability to have your kids get an education, the ability to practice your faith are just as important, in my mind, as protesting.”

(Tyler O’Neil – PJ Media)  During a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Friday, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) pressed Dr. Anthony Fauci on whether the government should restrict the massive Black Lives Matter protests across the country in order to slow the spread of the coronavirus…. Continue reading

Clinton Was With Epstein On Private Island At Same Time As ‘2 Young Girls,’ Witness Claims In Unsealed Court Docs

“I actually attempted to interview Clinton, but he did not agree to do so, and I know from the pilot logs, and these are pilot logs that, you know, were written by different pilots and at different times, that Clinton went, he was a guest of Epstein’s 27 times.”

(Ryan Saavedra – Daily Wire)  Court documents from a lawsuit involving deceased accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein were unsealed on Thursday night despite objections from Ghislaine Maxwell, a British socialite who was recently arrested by federal authorities for allegedly engaging in sex trafficking. Continue reading

Obama’s Senior Law Enforcement and Intel Officials Were ‘Criminals, All of Them, Lock, Stock and Barrel’

“So the question becomes, why did they do that?  And the answer is actually pretty simple, they hated Donald Trump and they wanted to destroy him.  They wanted Hillary Clinton to be President, she didn’t make it, so they had to destroy him.” 

(Joe Hoft – Gateway Pundit) Former US Attorney Joe DiGenova was again on his regular Monday morning meeting with Mornings at the Mall.  He is well versed in what is going on in the swamp and apparently has some pretty good contacts as he seems more connected than most. Continue reading

Still Not Free: Full D.C. Circuit to Hear Judge’s Appeal in Michael Flynn Case

(Joel B. Pollak – Breitbart)  The Kafkaesque trial of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn continues, as the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit agreed to hear Judge Emmet Sullivan’s appeal from a decision by a three-judge panel ending the case.

Last month, in a 2-1 decision, the D.C. Circuit granted Flynn’s request for a writ of mandamus compelling Sullivan to dismiss the case after the Department of Justice filed a motion requesting that the charges against Flynn be withdrawn. Continue reading

Obama Uses John Lewis Funeral to Call for ‘Eliminating the Filibuster’

George Wallace may be gone but we can witness our federal government sending agents to use tear gas and batons against peaceful demonstrators.”

(Joel B. Pollak – Breitbart) Former President Barack Obama used his eulogy at the funeral of Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) to call for an end to the Senate filibuster to pass Democrats’ new legislation on voting reform.

Obama said that Republicans had imitated Jim Crow-era restrictions on voting rights, which Lewis marched against, by passing state voter ID laws and other measures that conservatives argue prevent voter fraud. Continue reading

Embattled Megachurch Pastor and Author John Ortberg Resigns after Pedophile Scandal

(PNP) Popular megachurch pastor and author John Ortberg, a mainstay speaker at Christian conferences, author of several best-sellers and pastor of the 4000 member Menlo Church in Menlo Park, California, has resigned after months of sustained scrutiny and scandal over how he handled a pedophile’s presence and role in his church.

In a statement posted on the church website, The Elder Board informed the congregation:

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The ‘Socialization’ Scam

“With so many students now homeschooling in America, because the public schools are closed, we’ll never have a better opportunity to wean our people off the moral and academic disaster that is public education.”

(Lee Duigon – News With Views)  Supposed conservatives, of all people, are beating the drum to re-open the public schools and get the kiddies back into the classroom lickety-split. Even if weird and awkward things have to be done to protect the children from the Chinese on Communist Doomsday Virus—“they’ve got to go back to school! Got to!” Continue reading

Sen. Jeffries: Baptists must stop insidious, Marxist Critical Race Theory

(Capstone Report) Two new members of the Conservative Baptist Network Steering Council called Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality a cancer that Baptists must fight. Reminder: The Southern Baptist Convention’s infamous Resolution 9 approved the use of Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality as “Analytical Tools.” However, conservative Baptists believe these tools are dangers to the health of the church.

“There have been few times in American history when an effort such as the Conservative Baptist Network has been so needed,” said Sen. Peggy Jeffries (R-AR)…. Continue reading

Politically Correct Lies – the Big Bang Theory, Evolution, and There is NO God

“How about this? Most people want to believe in something higher than themselves, this occurs throughout the world and all throughout time. People have and do worship trees, the sun, the moon, the stars, nature, the divine mother, guiding spirits (demons), animals, and the list goes on. How is it that this need to believe in someone or something higher than ourselves, and to worship this entity came to be in almost all people, in every location on the earth?”

(Greg Holt – News With Views)  It’s funny how many people will grasp at straws and see reason in completely illogical thought processes. People will believe outright lies and falsehood rather than believe the truth…. Continue reading

The Top Ten Epic Moments During the House Judiciary Committee Hearing With AG Barr

“What makes me concerned for the country…the leaders of one of our great two political parties, the Democratic Party, are not coming out and condemning mob violence and the attack on federal courts”

(Matt Margolis – PJ Media)  House Judiciary Committee Democrats found themselves outmatched by Attorney General William Barr on Tuesday, as they lobbed all sorts of allegations at him, asking him loaded questions and then refusing to let him answer them. The Democrat-run hearing was a complete circus, but the attorney general was a force to be reckoned with, not letting the Democrats get the best of him with their absurd allegations and false statements, and calling them out for it. Continue reading

Rebels in Training at School Sex Clubs

Another GSA Network page is “Pride and Protest—Safety Tips for LGBTQ Youth” with students pictured in “Black Lives Matter” T-shirts. It’s a protest guide for students who are, don’t forget, middle and high schoolers. They are warned to expect police brutality. If arrested during a protest, gender confused students are told they have the right to insist that police use their preferred names and pronouns, and they don’t have to reveal their biological sex. This advice is needed because, “Police often violate the rights of LGBTQ+ people during arrests or jail booking.”  

(Linda Harvey – Mission: America) Why are public schools in America hosting clubs that teach kids to hate the police? Continue reading

Video: John MacArthur Interviewed on Tucker Carlson To Discuss Opening Church+ Defying Gov’t

(PNP)  Grace Community Church Senior Pastor John MacArthur appeared on Tucker Carlson’s top-rated show to discuss his decision to open for service on Sunday and defy California’s church ban by having a packed house.

When asked why he believes he should re-open, Pastor MacArthur said:

First of all, and foremost, it’s a first amendment right. This is United States of America and the government can’t intrude in worship…. Continue reading

Head of CDC Admits Lockdown Killing Way More Americans Than COVID! Urges Masks. When Will These People Be Held Accountable for the Carnage They’ve Caused?

“The CDC’s press release also skipped over the inconvenient fact that, just like the deadly state-enforced social isolation they pushed, even if masks do slow down the spread of COVID-19, they still won’t do a thing to decrease the number of people ultimately infected.”

(Michael Thau – RedState)  CDC director Robert Redfield dropped some bombshell news during a talk he gave two weeks ago. But despite its significance, hardly anyone knows about the sickening bit of data he let slip: Continue reading