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

Brooklyn Elementary School Now Sending First Graders to Drag Queen Story Hour

“Drag Queen Story Hour is run by a drag queen who will visit our school on Monday, February 24th. She will read to the students, all while teaching into ideas of inclusiveness, gender fluidity and gender roles, family structures, acceptance, empathy, and individuality.”

(Jeff Maples – Reformation Charlotte)  Drag Queen Story Hour is an epidemic of sexual perverts and crossdressers who are grooming children around the nation in public libraries. However, now the epidemic is expanding and elementary schools are now sending first-graders to be indoctrinated into the LGBTQ lifestyle as part of its curriculum. Continue reading

Don Lemon Digs a Deeper Hole with His Terrible Apology, Denying Obvious Bigotry

“The arrogance, the dismissiveness, the smug cackling, the accents. If Donald Trump wins re-election this year, I’ll remember this brief CNN segment late one Saturday night in January as the perfect encapsulation for why it happened.”

(Megan Fox – PJ Media) Don Lemon, alleged news reporter at CNN, had a merry old time making fun of Donald Trump and his supporters on his program with two other yahoos who thought it was hysterical to mock Southern accents and question our ability to read good…. Continue reading

The Main Flaw in ‘Homosexual Christianity’

“No sin is too deep or too difficult for God. What he begins in our union with Christ shall continue until we are fully in his holy likeness, but in every believer sanctification is underway. No sin gets a pass. A person who supposes he can be a Christian with lifelong lust for a person of the same sex has deluded himself. He should tremble at the deceit gripping his mind and flee to Christ. “Christian homosexuals” are playing with fire – hellfire. Hebrews 12 reminds Christians that our God is a consuming fire. The Lord is a fire that purifies or a fire that destroys.”

(David H. Linden – Aquila Report)  The heart is an incubator of sin, thus the heart producing sin is as sinful as the sin it produces. The lust often called same-sex attraction (SSA) is simply homosexual sin in the heart. These days it is not cricket to call it an abomination, even though the Lord does. Continue reading

Dershowitz calls out House Dems in Trump’s Senate impeachment trial after Bolton shock waves

“Nothing in the Bolton revelations, even if true, would rise to the level of an abuse of power, or an impeachable offense,” Dershowitz said. “That is clear from the history. That is clear from the language of the Constitution. You cannot turn conduct that is not impeachable into impeachable conduct simply by using terms like ‘quid pro quo’ and ‘personal benefit.'”

(Greg Re – Fox News)  Harvard Law School Professor Alan Dershowitz, delivering a spirited constitutional defense of President Trump at his Senate impeachment trial Monday night, flatly turned toward House impeachment managers and declared they had picked “dangerous” and “wrong” charges against the president — noting that neither “abuse of power” nor “obstruction of Congress” was remotely close to an impeachable offense as the framers had intended. Continue reading

Why Kobe’s Death Reminds Us That There’s Not Enough Time For ‘Hospitality Evangelism’

This unbiblical, emotionally charged movement is afoot in the church and gaining momentum daily, and they call it Christian Hospitality, or Missional Hospitality, and by way of redefining terms and completely dismantling selected passages of scripture, they convince the biblically ignorant that this is true evangelism. They solidify their claims by holding up…Rosaria Butterfield’s purported conversion as “proof.”

(Toni S. Brown) The media is a-buzz covering the death of Kobe Bryant and people from all over the world are in mourning, as he is held up as a role-model and an example of a “good“ man that lived an exemplary life, and by the world’s standards maybe he did. But in his passing hour, he will not be judged by the world’s standards. Continue reading

Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden Claims: ‘Transgender Equality Is Civil Rights Issue of Our Time’

“While some view transgenderism as a medical condition, or state that those who struggle with homosexual feelings were “born this way,” Christians believe that it all goes back to the same spiritual issue — the same predicament all men everywhere face without Christ.”

(Heather Clark – Christian News)  Former vice president Joe Biden, who is currently campaigning for the presidency, posted to Twitter on Saturday that he believes “transgender equality is the civil rights issue of our time.” Biden has expressed his support for those who identify as the opposite sex, or who struggle with attraction toward the same sex, for the past eight years. Continue reading

John Bolton Sells Out

According to Fox News, “Bolton’s removal comes after the hawkish adviser was reportedly sidelined from high-level discussions about military involvement in Afghanistan, after opposing diplomatic efforts in the region.” Fox quoted an unnamed “White House official,” who said: “Simply put, many of Bolton’s policy priorities did not align with POTUS.”

(Robert Spencer – PJ Media)  Revenge, the saying goes, is a dish best served cold, but John Bolton’s strike back at President Trump after being fired as National Security Adviser is the hottest thing in the news today…. Continue reading

Are there apostles and prophets today?

“Those foundational apostles had been eyewitnesses of Jesus both before and after His death and resurrection—plus they had been personally called by the living Christ! No person today can meet these requirements, and no person today can build the foundation of the church. That has been built, and nothing can prevail against it.”  

(Colleen Tinker – Proclamation!)  As often happens, we received a significant question in a recent email—and this one addressed the troublesome subject of apostles and prophets. It came from a woman who had just listened to our podcast in which Nikki Stevenson and I interviewed Justin Peters at the Truth Matters Conference last October. Her email was short but direct: Continue reading

The Fifth Circuit Rejects The Lie Of Transgender Pronouns

“For transgender activists and the rest of the “woke” mob, such rogue behavior is akin to malicious aggression. But it is reflective of both the biological truth that sex is immutable and the linguistic truth that, for a language to remain viable, words must have readily discernible meanings.” 

(Josh Hammer – Daily Wire)  Cultural progressives, who reject the very humanity of unborn children but confidently assure us that there are upward of 70 distinct genders, tend to have an uneasy relationship with the truth. And the proliferation of transgender pronouns — the use of biologically inaccurate pronouns to describe those afflicted with gender dysphoria — is among the more pernicious tools in the broader arsenal that progressives use to have us question that truth. Continue reading

In bizarre prayer, Paula White declares, ‘We come against the marine kingdom…the animal kingdom…we command satanic pregnancies miscarry’

“We honestly have no idea what a “Satanic pregnancy” is or what it means to “miscarry.” Paula White probably doesn’t even know. It’s nonsense gobbledegook.”

(Pulpit & Pen)  For months, Donald Trump has been handing to evangelicals gifts from their political wish lists like no president before him, earning their rightful appreciation and support. However, the presence of New Apostolic Reformation Apostle, Paula White, continues to plague him as a liability rather than an asset. Continue reading

Can A Christian Lose Their Salvation?

That if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; 10 for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation. 11 For the Scripture says, “WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED.” Romans 10:9-11

We may live in a culture that believes everyone will be saved, that we are “justified by death” and all you need to do to go to heaven is die, but God’s Word certainly doesn’t give us the luxury of believing that. Any quick and honest reading of the New Testament shows that the Apostles were convinced that nobody can go to heaven unless they believe in Christ alone for their salvation (John 14:6Rom. 10:9–10). Continue reading

Tony Perkins: Evangelicals opposing Trump on Pro-Life issues will give an account one day

“Perkins delivered some additional good news during his conversation with Todd Starnes. Perkins said the Trump Administration will help combat abortion and fight for the Right of Conscience for churches in states like California.”

(Capstone Report)  Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council appeared on the Todd Starnes Radio Show Friday and blasted Never Trump Evangelicals like ERLC Research Fellow Thomas S. Kidd for misleading the public about President Donald Trump. Continue reading

Governor Wants California to Be ‘A No-Kill State’—But Only for Animals

If you’re an unborn baby (a child) or are elderly or terminally ill, you may want to stay out of California! Abortions are free on public college campuses, and assisted suicide is legal in that state. But if you’re a dog or a cat (unlikely if you’re reading my blog!), head west because California’s governor, Gavin Newsom, is spending $50 million in an attempt to make his a “no-kill state.” But not for people—for dogs and cats.

(Ken Ham – Answers In Genesis)  According to reports, the money will be allocated to “helping local communities ‘achieve the state’s policy goal that no adoptable or treatable dog or cat should be euthanized.’”… Continue reading

Pro-abortion researcher finally admits in new study: preborn babies ‘may’ feel pain

Until now, most pro-abortion researchers were comfortable claiming that babies are incapable of feeling pain before 24 weeks’ gestation, which is, conveniently, the legal limit for most elective abortions in the United Kingdom.  Breaking with the majority and questioning the bias, Derbyshire [pro-choice] and his co-author Bockmann, who appears to be Pro-Life, write that the recent studies of prenatal sensory development show “that the consensus is no longer valid.” 

(Texas Right To Life)  Biased, pro-abortion researchers have long denied the reality of fetal pain.  In 2013, Texas successfully passed legislation protecting most babies from abortion after 20 weeks’ gestation, the time at which babies feel pain, although there is evidence that they feel pain much earlier…. Continue reading

Alice Bailey’s 10 Point Plan to Destroy Christianity

“Let us bear in mind that the 10 Point Plan was formulated in the early 20th Century –- many decades before such a strategy was even conceivable within culture and society at the time. If one makes an objective observation it would be easy to conclude that this 10 Point Plan is definitely being implemented at the highest cultural, spiritual and political levels within the world. Why? Probably because Alice Bailey is regarded by New Agers and occultists as one of the “prophetesses” of the New Age Movement.”

(Inspired Walk)  Alice Bailey is known as one of the founders of the New Age Movement. She was a writer who lived between 1880 and 1949 and she is the person who is known for creating the term “New Age” in her books which mostly focus on the subject of theosophy. Continue reading

The Authority of the Bible

“For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and that one, ‘Come,’ and he comes. I say to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it” (v. 8).  Luke 7:1-10

When Martin Luther began to argue that our justification before God is through faith alone, he set in motion the Protestant Reformation. Soon “disputations” and “colloquies” were being held at various places, and Luther and his followers were pressed to defend their “new” views (which were in reality simply a clear articulation of the ancient faith of the church)…. Continue reading

Recognizing Critical Theory: Subverting the true Law and true Gospel in favor of Marxist categories

“Of course, not all those who use the language of CT fully embrace its tenets or understand the paradigm underlying the language they use. Its subtlety is part of its great strength. Many continue to hold an orthodox understanding of the Gospel while using CT as an “analytical tool.” But there are some, and their numbers increase, who have so embraced CT that the Gospel has become synonymous with it.”

(Matt Kennedy – Stand Firm)  How many books by people of color do you have on your shelves? How about women? When you reach for a commentary do you inevitably grab one written by a white male? What about the Bible you read, were the translators mostly white and male?… Continue reading

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Lies Exposed On National Show

“I started recording because I just wanted to protect myself. So then after they put the termination notice then I made public statements to the effect that, look this was what they had said they said if you continue writing about same-sex abuse and sexuality that you’re going to have to look for another job,” Lopez told Metaxas.

(Capstone Report)  In December, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary lied about Dr. Robert Lopez. Fortunately, Dr. Lopez recorded conversations with seminary leaders that proved the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) complained about Lopez’s conservative stands to Southwestern’s Provost. Continue reading

Transgender MMA Fighter That Fractured Woman’s Skull Named ‘Bravest Athlete In History’

“I’ve fought a lot of women and have never felt the strength that I felt in a fight as I did that night,” Brents said, recounting her experience fighting Fox.”

(Regan Hall – Pulpit & Pen)   Outsports, a news outlet that focuses on LGBT issues in sports, has named transgender MMA fighter, Fallon Fox, the “bravest athlete in history.”

According to Outsports, the athlete deserves the title because “she was the target of a torrent of hatred I have literally never seen targeting an LGBTQ athlete.” Continue reading

Voting for Trump is… Illegal?

“So Trump is a racist, because they say so, “Make America Great Again” is a racist appeal, because they say so, and anyone who votes for him is violating the Constitution. Please don’t ask me to explain this line of reasoning.”

(Lee Duigon – News With Views)  If leftists could get inside your head and uproot and throw out everything they found in there that they didn’t like, and replace your thoughts with their thoughts, they’d do it in a New York minute.

Which leads us to the latest bit of fascist wackiness from NBC Nooze. Continue reading

Trump To Make History At March For Life

“From the appointment of pro-life judges and federal workers, to cutting taxpayer funding for abortions here and abroad, to calling for an end to late-term abortions, President Trump and his administration have been consistent champions for life and their support for the March for Life has been unwavering.”

(James Barrett – Daily Wire)  President Trump will make history Friday at the 47th annual March for Life rally in Washington, D.C. by being the first president to ever deliver his message in person at the pro-life event. Continue reading

Ex-Witch’s Warning About New Disney Show: ‘It’s Not a Joke… That Realm Is Very Real’

“It was a demonic hold on my life that caused me to open doors to witchcraft and practicing spells and incantations and studying the religion of Wiccan…It’s why I tell parents when I minister, it’s not a joke when we say be careful what your children are watching.” 

(Charlene Aaron – Faithwire) A new Disney cartoon is teaching kids that being a witch is a good thing. It’s called “The Owl House” and recently premiered on the Disney Channel.

The show tries to portray witchcraft as a positive tool to fight evil. And some people say there’s nothing to worry about when it comes to a children’s show like this, arguing that it’s just make-believe. Continue reading

Do Discerning Christians Hate the Local Church?

“At Pulpit & Pen, we are constantly reminding our readership (as well as our listeners at Polemics Report and the Intelligence Briefing) that discerning believers must be among the most faithful, most giving, most sacrificial church members in any local congregation.”

(Pulpit & Pen)  Richard Caldwell is the pastor of Founders Baptist Church in Spring, Texas. It is a Reformed(ish) Baptist congregation, and Pastor Caldwell claimed on Twitter yesterday that discerning Christians don’t have a high regard for the local church.

God help his congregation. Continue reading

Are Focus on the Family, BGEA, & RZIM Churches? And Should They Be Exempt From Reporting Salaries of Executives?

“I similarly reached out to Ruth Malhotra, public relations manager with RZIM. She did not give a reason for RZIM seeking to be classified by the IRS as an association of churches, but simply noted that other ministries, like the BGEA, had done likewise. I asked Malhotra for the salaries of RZIM Chairman & CEO Ravi Zacharias; his wife, Margaret Zacharias, who was listed as RZIM vice-chairman; and his daughter, Sarah Davis, who’s the new CEO of RZIM. In 2015, when the organization still filed 990s, the ministry paid Zacharias and his wife more than a half-million dollars, and his daughter more than $215,000.”

(Julie Roys)  It’s listed in Wikipedia as an evangelical parachurch organization that promotes “social conservative views on public policy.”… Continue reading

Drag queen urges parents to keep kids away from drag: ‘Don’t ruin your child’s life’

“A drag queen performs in a night club for adults. There is a lot of filth that goes on, a lot of sexual stuff that goes on, and back stage there’s a lot of nudity, sex, and drugs.” 

(Laura Mize – Disrn)  A drag queen known as Kitty Demure has taken to Twitter with a video warning for parents: The drag scene is not for kids.

Demure’s message comes as public libraries in some communities are hosting drag queen story hour for children. Continue reading