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

The Trump impeachment inquiry is already in big trouble. Here’s who Democrats have to thank

“My favorite purveyor of assorted hearsay is another star witness for Schiff this Wednesday. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent testified that he “believed” there was a “quid pro quo” after speaking to Taylor who spoke to Morrison who heard it from Sondland who, as noted, “presumed” a precondition. This is conjecture built on triple hearsay. It is not evidence, it is junk. If this were a court of law, the presiding judge would instruct the jury to disregard such testimony and strike it from the record.”

(Gregg Jarrett – Fox News)  The clown show known as an “impeachment inquiry” is getting more comical and hapless by the day. Continue reading

Sanctification: God’s Will for You

“No matter what sin we happen to be struggling with. No matter how intense the battle in our members may appear to be we can take heart that God’s will is for us to be sanctified.  God’s will is that we will overcome the battle in our members.”  

(Jeffrey Stivason – Place For Truth)  For Christians, there are proverbial perennial questions that are, well, perennial.  Every May graduating Christians seek the will of God for where they will take further education…. Continue reading

Beth Moore on Tweeting Spree Challenge to ‘Encourage’ Anti-White Race Baiters

Kyle J. Howard & Beth Moore

“As the CEO of the popular black ministry, The Witness, Tisby employs such people as Ally Henny, a pro-abortion activist who was angry that there were white people in the movie theater watching a movie about Harriet Tubman, who Moore also praised.”

(Jeff Maples – Reformation Charlotte)  Beth Moore somehow continues to find herself in bad company. And, as the Apostle Paul warned, we should not deceive ourselves, bad company ruins good morals (1 Corinthians 15:33). Continue reading

GLAAD: We Want ‘20% Of Series Regular Characters’ To Be ‘LGBTQ By 2025’

“[We] would challenge all platforms to make sure that within the next two years, half of LGBTQ characters on every platform are people of color. While broadcast has actually hit this mark two years in a row, cable and streaming have yet to reach this goal. These two steps are key moves towards ensuring that entertainment reflects the world in which it is created and the audience who consumes it.”

(Frank Camp – Daily Wire)  On Thursday, GLAAD published its annual “Where We Are on TV” report, which examines the number of LGBTQ characters on television. Continue reading

Pelagian Heretic, Tony Evans, is Who the ‘Woke Church’ is Holding Up as an Example of Great Black Theologian

You can listen to the audio yourself — you don’t have to take my word for it. The point here is that if this is who they are elevating as one of the greatest modern black theologians, this just validates what James White said in his video. Interestingly, who I didn’t see any of these woke warriors name is Voddie Baucham or Conrad Mbewe — truly great black theologians of our time.

(Jeff Maples – Reformation Charlotte)  If you’ve been following the happenings at all in the latest “woke church” attack on conservative white people, you’re probably aware that “Woke Church” author and pastor, Eric Mason, recently launched an attack on James White by posting a clip of an old video out of context of White critiquing the bad theology rampant in black churches. Continue reading

Reactions to John Crist’s Moral Failings Demonstrate Our Culture’s Confusion about Christianity

While we may feel disappointed when we learn of the moral failings of Christians we appreciate, admire, or learn from, we should never be shocked. Christians are able to sin just as nonbelievers are. The Bible never claims that we become perfected in this life—only that when we put our trust in Jesus for forgiveness of our sins, we will someday stand before the Lord clothed in his righteousness (2 Corinthians 5:21). Of course, a saving faith doesn’t see that as a license to sin—we should never sin so that “grace may abound” (Romans 6:1).

(Natasha Crain)  News broke yesterday that popular Christian comedian and YouTuber John Crist has come forth with an admission of ongoing “sexual sin and addiction struggles” after multiple women exposed years of his sexually immoral behavior. Continue reading

14 Ways to Fight For God’s Peace in Times of Stress

God desires his children to experience his peace. This doesn’t mean we won’t ever have serious concerns or be tempted to be anxious. It doesn’t mean we will always feel peace. But as we fight the good fight of faith, we will increasingly experience the deep peace of God.

Life in this world is really hard.

Sometimes excruciatingly hard. And when we believe in Jesus and call upon him to save us, it doesn’t mean our troubles will end. God will definitely deliver us from evil, and spare us from all kinds of pain we would bring upon ourselves by sin apart from him, but he tells us in his word that we will suffer, and we shouldn’t be shocked when we do. For example he says: Continue reading

Parents Stand Strong, Planned Parenthood Holds Obscene Fundraisers

The purpose is “an irreverently playful night of fundraising, fitness, sex talk, and exotic pole dance performances.” And of course, no sexual anarchy meeting is complete these days without making sure men dressed as women, or women dressed as men, are validated and welcomed.

(Linda Harvey – Mission: America)  [Warning: graphic content]  When I consider the long-term well-being of our children and what they are taught at school, my first thought always goes to pole-dancing. How about you? Continue reading

With Approval from Vatican: Canaanite Idol ‘Moloch’ Put on Display in Rome

“The statue of Moloch was erected nine days prior to the opening of the Amazon Synod, which was plagued with controversy from the beginning after a ceremony in the Vatican Gardens involving the pagan goddess “Pachamama” was held in the presence of Pope Francis and top-ranking prelates.”

(LifeSiteNews)  A reconstruction of a pagan idol who demanded child sacrifice was stationed at the entrance of Rome’s Colosseum as part of a secular historical exhibition. Continue reading

Purpose Driven Dismantling of Christianity (Reprise)

FLASHBACK FRIDAY

(Marsha West – Christian Research Network)  Posted below is part 3 of a column I wrote for RenewAmerica in 2011 in which I revealed that religious syncretism (a blending of many different belief systems) has virtually reshaped the visible Church.  I wasn’t alone in pointing out this fact. There were many others in the online apologetics and discernment ministries who were sounding the alarm. In light of what is going on in many churches, it is clear that the warning cry of “discerners” has been largely ignored and now the visible church is in considerable disarray. Not only were we not listened to, we’ve been marginalized, and in some cases we’re even hated, for exposing the apostasy that has changed the face of evangelicalism.

The dismantling of historic, orthodox, biblical Christianity has continued at break-neck speed to the point where the visible Church has become a haven for hirelings and goats who’ve set about butting the sheep out the church’s back door.

My primary focus for part 3 of the series is to show how Gnosticism and Man-Centered Psychology has gotten a firm grip on Christendom.  How did this happen?  In large part it happened because undiscerning Church leaders thought it was a good idea to adopt the Rick Warren “Purpose Driven” marketing strategy to grow their churches.

This short intro sets the stage for part 3 of “Purpose Driven Dismantling of Christianity.” Continue reading

Francis Chan Announces He’s to Stop Bashing Biblical Christianity in the US, Moving to Asia to Poison the Fish There

“Chan also regularly partners with charismatic New Apostolic false prophets and false teachers like Todd White, calling them “great men of God” despite the fact that they’ve led so many people astray. All in all, it’s a good rule of thumb to avoid such men as Francis Chan, for they serve their own appetites.”

(Jeff Maples – Reformation Charlotte)  Francis Chan made headlines earlier this year when he began to tour the country assaulting biblical Christianity partnering up with several compromised groups that call themselves “Christian” including the New Apostolic Reformation and Roman Catholics. Continue reading

How To Pray

Therefore I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or disputing. I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, 10 but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God. 11 A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. 12 I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet. 1 Tim 2:8-15 (Read verses 13-14 on the site)

When Paul says he want[s] men everywhere to lift up holy hands in prayer, he does not mean that only men should pray…. Continue reading

Are Christian men acting like men and are women encouraging them to do so?

“Our sexually perverse society has scrambled our perceptions. To be fair, our perceptions have long been scrambled. Historians trace it all the way back to the beginning of the Industrial Age when husbands spent a great deal of time away from home working in factories to support their families, leaving women in charge. Women were most present in church and, as might be expected, ended up “redecorating” churches, so to speak. They made them more “gentle,” more “sensitive,” more emotional.” 

(Winging It)  The Homosexual Debate – I’ve done some of this before, so I’m pretty sure some of my readers are gearing up to do battle with me regarding the clear statements from Scripture about how homosexual behavior is sin. Relax…. Continue reading

The media protected Jeffrey Epstein and crucified Brett Kavanaugh

“It should be added here that Page Six, the New York Post’s gossip column, had reported on ABC’s George Stephanopoulos attending parties at Epstein’s townhouse on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. This not only gives the lie to the excuse that Epstein was insignificant, but it also offers a motive for top brass at ABC to do what they did. … ABC News, ostensibly a news organization, sat on one of the biggest and most consequential stories of the past decade. By the company’s explanation, this was for the sake of an editorial standard, a standard that was strangely missing from its coverage of another significant moment in recent U.S. history.”

(Editors – Washington Examiner) Is it any wonder the American public distrusts the media? Continue reading

John Crist Cancels 2019 Tour Dates After Reports of Sexual Misconduct Allegations

“According to multiple sources, Crist has exploited his Christian reputation and platform to harass, manipulate and exploit young women over the last seven years. The allegations include, but are not limited to, individually sexting multiple women during the same time period, initiating sexual relationships with married women and women in committed relationships, offering show tickets in exchange for sexual favors and repeatedly calling these women late at night while drunk.”

(Reagan Hall – Pulpit & Pen)  Popular Christian comedian, John Crist, has cancelled his 2019 tour dates after an anonymous woman came forward with reports of sexting, harassment and manipulation. In December 2018, Crist expressed his disdain for “judgmental Christians” after Lauren Daigle was criticized for her stance on homosexuality. Now we know why. This is breaking news. Continue reading

Theology Learned in the Flames of Adversity

In 1527, Martin Luther experienced a trial so severe that church historian Philip Schaff described that year simply as “the disastrous year.” It was the time of Luther’s “severest spiritual and physical trials.” As the leading figure of the Reformation, Luther paid a high price in the struggle for truth, and his physical condition deteriorated under the movement’s mounting demands. On April 22, 1527, Luther was so overcome by dizziness in the pulpit that he stopped preaching and was forced to retire. Other physical problems followed for the Reformer, including severe heart problems, digestive ailments, and fainting spells. He also began to wear down emotionally, suffering bouts of discouragement and depression. Continue reading

7-Year-Old Whose Mom Tried to Force ‘Gender Transition’ on Him Chooses to Attend School as a Boy

Jude and James Younger. Photo credit LifeSiteNews

In the ruling, one of the court findings highlighted a statement from Dr. Albritton, the custody evaluator, that Dr. [Anne] Georgulas was “over and above affirming.” The court also found that “the Mother has exceeded the scope of the exclusive rights and duties provided in the prior order.”

(LifeSiteNews) – Seven-year-old James Younger, whose mother enrolled him in kindergarten as a “girl,” has finally been able to attend school as a boy for the first time.

James’ parents’ fight over whether he should be subjected to a gender “transition” garnered national attention after LifeSiteNews and The Texan reported on the trial. Continue reading

Lesbian Pastor to Lead National Abortion Federation

At a Kentucky Reproductive Freedom Fund event, Ragsdale claimed – according to Lifesite News – that “the Bible says nothing about abortion and that it’s dishonest and manipulative to call the human in the womb a baby.”

(Pulpit & Pen)  As if being a female pastor wasn’t sinful enough, this woman is a lesbian pastor. And if that weren’t bad enough (and it’s plenty bad), she’s also just been appointed to head-up the National Abortion Federation (NAF), an organization that fights for the ‘right’ of mothers to ruthlessly assault and destroy their unborn children. Continue reading

An Assault upon Complementarianism Is an Assault upon the Bride of Christ

“[W]hen complementarianism is attacked, we should see it as an assault upon biblical truth. So, a move away from complementarianism is a move away from the Bible. That’s always dangerous. If we truly care for the little girls and the women within evangelical circles, wouldn’t we want to cling tightly to the text of Scripture instead of promoting a road that’s filled with dangerous potholes that ends in utter disaster? The egalitarian road is unbiblical and harmful to women in the sense that it asks women to do what God never designed them to do. Such burdens are harmful.”

(Josh Buice – Delivered By Grace)  One of the great tragedies of our day has been parade of testimonies of women who have been abused by men within the corporate world, the political world, and yes, even within the Church…. Continue reading

The First Thing: Prayer

First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, 2for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. 3This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 5For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, 6who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony given at the proper time. 7For this I was appointed a preacher and an apostle (I am telling the truth, I am not lying) as a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth. 1 Tim 2:1-7 

We now come to the second assignment the apostle gave to Timothy, and that is to set in order the public worship of the assembly in Ephesus. This is a relevant subject, because it is why we come together every Sunday morning. Public worship is a very revealing indication of what is going on in a church. Continue reading