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

US Dept. of Justice Agrees It Is Not Fair for Males Who Identify as Female to Compete in Girls’ Sports

“Following the Athletic Conference’s decision to provide “transgender student athletes with equal opportunities to participate in CIAC athletic programs consistent with their gender identity,” two biological boys, who go by the names Andraya Yearwood and Terry Miller, were permitted to join the girls track team at their school and compete as females — moving on to the New England regionals.”

(Heather Clark – Christian News)  The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) has filed a Statement of Interest in a case involving three female high school track athletes who sued the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) and other entities over a policy allowing students to compete in sports in accordance with their stated “gender identity.” Continue reading

To Save the Village We’re Destroying It

“The markets…are what enable you to choose multiple different kinds of bread — from artisanal sourdough to prepackaged sliced — when you go to the shops; they are the pension which gives you a comfortable retirement; they’re the one or two holidays abroad you can afford to take each year; they are your kids’ job prospects; they are pretty much everything that makes your life and my life worth living.”

(James Delingpole – Breitbart) When all this is over we’re going to look back and see who has had a good war and who has had a bad war; who called it right, who covered themselves in glory, who showed themselves to be an hysterical bedwetter, who placed too much trust in the wrong “experts”, and so on. Continue reading

Epidemiologist Behind Highly-Cited Coronavirus Model Drastically Revises Model

“He now says that the U.K. should have enough ICU beds and that the coronavirus will probably kill under 20,000 people in the U.K. more than 1/2 of whom would have died by the end of the year in any case [because] they were so old and sick.” 

(Amanda Prestigiacomo – Daily Wire)  Epidemiologist Neil Ferguson, who created the highly-cited Imperial College London coronavirus model, which has been cited by organizations like The New York Times and has been instrumental in governmental policy decision-making, offered a massive revision to his model on Wednesday. Continue reading

Solomon asked for discernment and the LORD was greatly pleased

“Solomon didn’t consider himself and ask for a long life or wealth or health. He asked God for the tools to help him help God’s people.”

(Elizabeth Prata – The End Time)  Everyone knows Solomon asked God for wisdom. However people forget that he actually asked God for two things. The second thing was discernment. Here is the verse:

Give your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern your people, that I may discern between good and evil, for who is able to govern this your great people? (1 Kings 3:9) Continue reading

HBO Reality Show to Feature Drag Queens Training ‘Small-Town’ Americans for Drag Performance

In the trailer, drag is described as a “triumph of love over labels,” “electric” and giving one a purpose. When one man is asked how he feels dressed in drag, he replies, “Sexy as [expletive].”

(Heather Clark – Christian News)   A new reality show set to premiere on HBO next month features three drag queens who travel throughout small towns in America looking for contestants who they can train to perform in drag for a one-night show. Continue reading

The Contagion Chronicles

“Coronaviruses are well known to undergo genetic recombination, which may lead to new genotypes and outbreaks.  The presence of a large reservoir of SARS-CoV-like viruses in horseshoe bats, together with the culture of eating exotic mammals in southern China, is a time bomb … therefore the need for preparedness should not be ignored.”

(Bill O’Reilly)  Terrorists all over the world are watching the world panic closely.  Biological warfare has been a reality for decades.  You may remember that Saddam Hussein expelled weapons inspectors from the United Nations after the 9/11 terror attack, which led to the Iraq war…. Continue reading

Commonly Misused Bible Verses: 2 Chronicles 7:14

Several Facebook friends have sent a message to me written by Sandy Barker-Mitchell. I have two problems with Sandy’s message. But before I address those, here’s what Barker-Mitchell wrote:

In 3 short months, just like He did with plagues of Egypt, God has taken away everything we worship. God said “You want to worship athletes, I will shut down the stadiums. You want to worship musicians, I will shut down the Civic Centers. You want to worship actors, I will shut down theaters. You want to worship money, I will shut down the economy and collapse the stock market. You don’t want to go to church and worship Me, I will make it where you can’t go to church. “If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, THEN I will heal their land.” Maybe we don’t need a vaccine. Maybe we need to take this time of isolation from the distractions of the world and have a personal revival where we focus on the ONLY thing in the world that really matters. Jesus.

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What Pandemic? Abortion Still Open for Business

“While most of us – including the actual medical profession – are doing what we can to save lives and stop the potential spread of the coronavirus, abortion advocates across the U.S. insist on destroying even more lives.”

(David Fiorazo)  America is on lock-down. They’ve closed major public events and gatherings. They closed businesses, churches, schools, many restaurants and other non-essential services. So why does Planned Parenthood get a pass? Continue reading

Health-and-Wealth Pastor, Carl Lentz, Has Coronavirus

“My advice to people is try to take this as seriously as you can.”

(Dustin Germain)  We’ve written about Carl Lentz many times. He is the pastor of Hillsong New York, large, seeker-friendly non-confrontational church that has compromised on many, many issues, from knowingly allowing an openly gay choir directorto allowing one of his associate pastors to pose as an obscene character, the Naked Cowboy, at a women’s conference , to when he told Oprah Winfrey “You Don’t Have to be a Christian to Have a Relationship with God” or when he went on the “The View” and compromised on Abortion and Homosexuality, Promotes Dominionist Social Gospel.  Continue reading

Nobel Laureate: Why Coronavirus Crisis May Be Over Sooner Than Many Think

Levitt says that after studying data from 78 countries, he sees a similar pattern. As occurred in China in February, the rate of case increases will begin to decline, signaling the downside of a spread curve. “What we need is to control the panic.” 

(James Barrett – Daily Wire)  Stanford biophysicist and Nobel laureate Michael Levitt says that based on how the COVID-19 crisis has played out in multiple countries, the threat is less severe than the media has portrayed it to be and might be over sooner than most think. “The real situation is not as nearly as terrible as they make it out to be,” Levitt says, and, in the end, “we’re going to be fine.” Continue reading

Why can’t believers ‘decree’ Psalm 91 as protection against coronavirus?

So, what is the takeaway for us? Should Christians “pray Psalm 91”? The answer depends on what you mean by “pray.”

(Holly Pivec – Spirit of Error)  Why can’t believers ‘decree’ Psalm 91 as protection against coronavirus (as I stated in my latest blog post)? One of my readers asked this question. Here’s my answer.

Satan’s Misuse of Psalm 91

We can learn something from Jesus’ response to Satan when Satan tempted him to “claim” Psalm 91 by jumping off the temple (Matt. 4:5-6). Jesus didn’t deny that God promised protection. But he did point out that Satan was misusing Scripture by not taking all of it into account (Matt. 4:7)…. Continue reading

Americans rally around flag during coronavirus pandemic: ‘Put the flag up’

“There’s a lot of uncertainty and I think this is a way to make people feel better.”

(LifeZette)As the coronavirus pandemic continues, an increasing number of Americans are turning to patriotism to get through this difficult time.

During a press conference on Friday, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R) called on the people of his state to rally behind the American flag throughout this pandemic. “We’ve been attacked by this virus. We have to pull together,” said DeWine, according to WOWK. “Fly that flag every single day.” Continue reading

No, MacArthur and Grace Community Church Are Not Hiding A COVID-19 Outbreak at Shepherds’ Conference

“At the time of this writing, these two, plus others, are still going back and forth. This article’s purpose is to demonstrate that there was no nefarious reason for the Facebook post being taken down nor was there any devious cause for Phil not commenting on this matter sooner. Once you take away that, what do you have? What do we make of an article like this, rife with conjecture and speculation?” 

Christian journalist Julie Roys set the Reformed world abuzz on Saturday morning when she dropped a sensationalist, unsubstantiated piece suggesting that John MacArthur and Grace Community Church were instigating a coverup of a coronavirus death that took place at the Shepherds’ Conference few weeks ago, with Executive Director of Grace To You’s Phil Johnson up to his elbows in these twisted machinations. Continue reading

An Interview with Western Civilization

Lee Duigon offers a satirical look at what he views could cause the death of Western Civilization.

[Transcript of last night’s broadcast of “Eternity Today”]

HOST: Welcome, welcome to another “Eternity Today,” the show that has the whole afterlife talking! I’m your host, Monty Griffin; and please give a warm welcome to tonight’s special guest, Western Civilization. [Applause. Exchange of pleasantries.] Continue reading

Coronavirus reveals financial irresponsibility of Americans

It is not only low income and middle income earners who blow through their paychecks every month. Many high income earners also live above their means. Indeed, at least a quarter of households making $150,000 and above live paycheck to paycheck.”

(Kristin Tate – The Hill)  How long could you sustain your household if you were to stop earning income? If you are like most Americans, the answer is not for long. Only 40 percent of Americans can afford an unexpected $1,000 expense with their savings. In fact, nearly 80 percent of workers are living paycheck to paycheck. It is no surprise that the probability of an economic recession brought on by the coronavirus pandemic caused many to worry. Continue reading

The Real Reasons Africa Has Another Locust Plague

“The obvious, burning, essential question is this: In this era of amazing modern agriculture, aviation and pest control technologies, how could Africa have reached this frightening precipice yet again?”

(Paul Driessen – Townhall) The China coronavirus and COVID-19 outbreaks, deaths and responses continue to dominate US, European and Asian news. Meanwhile, an equally or even more serious infestation is devastating East African crops and leaving tens of millions at risk of starvation and death. If COVID hits these weakened populations, amid their malaria and other systemic diseases, it would bring tragedy on massive scales. Continue reading

Roman Catholic Church Forgives Sins Via Plenary Indulgence Of Anyone Struck With Coronavirus

“May the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God and of the Church, Health of the Sick and Help of Christians, our Advocate, help suffering humanity, saving us from the evil of this pandemic and obtaining for us every good necessary for our salvation and sanctification.”

(Pulpit & Pen)  The Vatican’s Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Penitentiary, (i.e., a tribunal that is responsible for overseeing issues dealing with the forgiveness of sins in the Catholic Church) issued a statement yesterday declaring Continue reading

Coronavirus Communism Comes to California

“The coronavirus isn’t Communism, but it has created social, political, and economic conditions similar to that of Communism, with an authoritarian state, a frightened populace, and resource shortages.”

(Daniel Greenfield – Frontpage Magazine) A few weeks after Californians cast their votes for Bernie Sanders, there are huge lines to buy toilet paper. Toilet paper, like dairy products and cleaning supplies, are limited to two per household.

Savvy shoppers have learned, like their counterparts in the old Soviet Union, to get what they need by bartering what they can buy. Toilet paper for antibacterial soap. Milk for wipes. Continue reading

Truth in a World of Lies

28 And you shall say to them, ‘This is the nation that did not obey the voice of the Lord their God, and did not accept discipline; truth has perished; it is cut off from their lips. Jeremiah 7:28

Fifteen to twenty years ago, media ecologists were noticing how the increase in dialogue on the telephone meant that certain nonverbal aspects of communication were omitted. This trend has accelerated in our day, leaving us with essentially two broad mediums of communication: virtual (through a keyboard) and direct (through audible speech, body language, etc.)…. Continue reading

‘Disgusting, Despicable, Depravity’: Drag Queen With Exposed Buttocks Dances for Child While Adults Approve

“Having so many members of our society who are comfortable with and enjoy such lewdness is already concerning for our society, but not having the sense or moral compass to not purposefully invite your children to watch from the front row and take part in the disgusting act is a whole new level of debauchery. This is despicable. Not even one person concerned, but many actually laughing and getting a kick out of it.”

(Heather Clark – Christian News)  A TikTok video, which has since been removed, shows a Canadian drag queen, dressed in cut-off shorts that expose his buttocks, dancing for a young girl as other adults look on smiling. The footage has generated disgust online, with many stating that such performances are inappropriate for children. Continue reading

Doctor says he’s 3-4 weeks from developing treatment to ‘neutralize’ coronavirus

“Glanville said that he believes “social distancing” is working to reduce the spread of the virus, but that medicine is needed to further combat the spread.”

(Victor Garcia – Fox News) Distributed Bio co-founder and CEO Dr. Jacob Glanville revealed on “The Story with Martha MacCallum” Thursday that his company’s  laboratory is three to four weeks away from engineering a therapeutic antibody to combat the coronavirus. Continue reading

‘I feel that my heart is ready,’ James MacDonald says days before return to pulpit

“From January 2016 through mid-February 2019, [the disgraced pastor] MacDonald’s spending included $170,851 on hunting and fishing trips; $139,502 on meals and entertainment; and over $94,000 for clothing and eyewear. The church maintained two private checking accounts that gave MacDonald $3.1 million during those three years.”

(Leonardo Blair – Christian Post)  Founder of Harvest Bible Chapel in greater Chicago, James MacDonald, believes his “heart is ready” for what is expected to be an unusual return to the pulpit Sunday at Calvary Chapel South Bay in Gardena, California, just over a year after he was booted from ministry at his former church. Continue reading

A Prison for Our Souls

27 And out of pity for him, the master of that servant released him and forgave him the debt. Matthew 18:27

William fought with his wife, Natalie. They took all afternoon to resolve the issue. But Natalie held a grudge. She was hurt, and she didn’t forgive him. She knew she needed to, but she didn’t. Bitterness trapped her heart.

Jill got into a disagreement with a coworker, Amber. Though it seemed to be a minor issue, neither woman would budge. Their boss settled the matter, but Jill resented Amber. Continue reading

Trump announces FDA making anti-malaria drug available ‘almost immediately’ to tackle coronavirus

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(Fox News)  President Trump announced Thursday that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is making experimental drugs — including those used for treating malaria — available as part of the ongoing effort to tackle the spread of the coronavirus.

Trump announced at a White House press briefing that chloroquine, a drug designed for use in malaria, has been FDA approved and will be made available by prescription “almost immediately.”…. Continue reading