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

These Big Stores Are About To Shut Down This Year And Here’s Why

(SheBudgets) Have you noticed several big stores closing down in your city? Well, this isn’t just happening around your area but around the whole country. Several big stores are about to shut down this year, and many want to know why. Big stores such as Macy’s and JCPenny have been struggling ever since the pandemic, and now that the economy is not looking good, these companies are starting to shut down stores all over the country.

Several big-name stores are now switching to online sales as the internet has taken over everything as everybody started ordering things online due to the pandemic…. Continue reading

If You Really Wanted to Destroy the US, Then…

“We have done all of the above. It would be hard to imagine any planned agenda to destroy America that would have been as injurious as what we already suffered the last two years.” 

(Victor Davis Hanson – American Greatness) First, you would surrender our prior energy independence.

Reduce new gas and oil leases on federal lands to the lowest levels of any president in history. Cut back production at precisely the time the world is emerging from a two-year lockdown with pent-up consumer demand. Continue reading

California Reparations Committee Recommends $223K Each for State’s ‘Black’ or ‘African American’ Residents

“Who is eligible and how do you prove it?  How much “black blood” will you need to claim any of the cash? These issues are impossible to adjudicate fairly, but no one on the commission is concerned about “fairness” It’s a punitive form of “justice” and needs to be stopped in its tracks before it gets started.”

(Rick Moran – PJ Media) A California committee formed to determine how much in reparations black people should receive due to slavery and past discrimination has determined that each of the 2.5 million California residents who identify as “Black” or “African American” should be paid $223,000 each for “housing discrimination.” Continue reading

Vineyard Church Co-Founder Sues Pastor for $62M Alleging Fraud and Shenanigans

(Protestia) The wife of the late Vineyard leader, Carol Wimber-Wong, is suing the flagship church of the denomination for $62M dollars after the pastors suddenly up and left the denomination, taking millions in property and assets with them.

In 2018, Alan and Kathryn Scott became the lead pastors at Vineyard Church in Anaheim, the flagship church which began the Vineyard movement in 1977 under the leadership of John Wimber. Vineyard now boasts 2500 congregations worldwide. Continue reading

BNG Attacks Tom Ascol, Tom Buck, and Megan Basham

(Ray Fava – Evangelica Dark Web) After breaking the initial story about David Sills filing a defamation lawsuit against the SBC, prominent figures, and Guidepost, Baptist News Global did not wait long to write a hit piece against supportive voices of the lawsuit, namely Tom Ascol, Tom Buck, and Megan Basham. The first two are prominent pastors in the SBC who oppose the liberal drift. Basham is a Daily Wire reporter who has taken on issues that Evangelical Dark Web writes on (among others), and broadcasts them to a much larger audience. Continue reading

‘Shut Down White Supremacy:’ Far-Left Activists Protest Charlie Kirk Event at University of New Mexico

Language warning! Typical of Antifa thugs.

(Jordan Dixon-Hamilton – Breitbart) Far-left activists reportedly swarmed an event Turning Point USA (TPUSA) founder Charlie Kirk held at the University of New Mexico on Wednesday evening, with protesters calling to “shut down white supremacy.”

“My welcoming committee at University of New Mexico for tonight’s event,” Kirk tweeted along with a video that showed tens of protesters dressed in black, wearing masks, shouting and holding slogans protesting Kirk’s appearance on their campus. Continue reading

For the First Time in 1,400 Years, Christians Are a Minority in England and Wales, and the U.S. Is Not Far Behind

“Leftism has conquered the religious establishment in the United Kingdom as well as the United States, but since it has conquered everything else as well, it’s all the same to stay home on Sunday morning and enjoy a waffle and the morning chat shows rather than sit in an uncomfortable pew and hear more of the same.”

(Robert Spencer – Jihad Watch) For the first time in 1,400 years, England and Wales are no longer majority Christian. The UK’s Telegraph reported Tuesday that “Christians now account for less than half of England and Wales’ population for the first time in census history, government figures reveal.” This is an indication of what happens when the Left attains cultural dominance in a society and is likely a harbinger of things to come for the U.S. as well unless there is some massive cultural shift in the next few years. And there could be. Continue reading

The Second Commandment and the Films Depicting Jesus

(Ron DiGiacomo) Many Christians believe that the second commandment has always only been against making an image of God and using it as a worship aid, like Roman Catholicism promotes in practice. (The Eastern Church’s icons are usually up for grabs.) A growing number of Protestants who avoid crucifixes and such will say that the commandment is addressing carved images or possibly God’s divine nature but certainly not Jesus’ human nature acted out in a movie. Of course, these Protestants don’t adhere to WLC #109, which forbids under the Second Commandment “the making any representation of God, of all or of any of the three persons, either inwardly in our mind, or outwardly in any kind of image…” Continue reading

Thousands Of Pedophiles Serve Less Than One Year In California Prisons

(Brandon Drey – Daily Wire) Thousands of convicted pedophiles in California served less than a year in prison after committing lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14 years old, according to an investigative report.

The Daily Mail analyzed a statewide database of sex offenders that showed more than 7,000 child molesters were released within months after federal authorities sentenced them to prison. Continue reading

Senate Votes to Pass Respect for Marriage Act

(Rebecca Downs – Townhall) On Tuesday night, the U.S. Senate voted in favor of passing the Respect for Marriage Act by a vote of 61-36, just barely earning the 60 votes to overcome a filibuster. The legislation, which codifies same-sex marriage, passed with support from 12 Republicans. Sens. Raphael Warnock (D-GA), Pat Toomey (R-PA), and Ben Sasse (R-NE) missed the vote.

See the GOP senators who voted for same-sex marriage bill on the site. Continue reading

Greg Locke Accuses John MacArthur and Justin Peters of Lying About the Spiritual Gifts Because it ‘Feeds Your Ego’

(The Dissenter) Cessationism is the doctrine that the Apostolic sign gifts such as speaking in tongues, prophecy, and the gift of healing (not to be confused with God actually healing people), are not practiced today but, instead, were gifts given to certain people in the early Church before the closing of the biblical canon as a means to demonstrate the authority of the Words of God being spoken. In other words, cessationism teaches that these gifts have ceased and that the Scriptures are complete. Continue reading

When Christian Leaders Capitulate On Marriage, Innocent Children Suffer

“This is the dystopian, domino effect of redefining marriage so that Christians may assure themselves they are pluralists in good standing, on the right side of rapidly devolving modern history.”

(Megan Basham – The Federalist) Learning this month that 12 Senate Republicans had signed on with Democrats to advance the misnamed Respect for Marriage Act left many Christians stunned. Most shocking was the “yes” vote from Roy Blunt, a practicing Southern Baptist who served for three years as president of a small, private university in the theologically conservative denomination. Continue reading

41% of small businesses can’t pay rent this month, report warns

(Just the News) More than 40% of U.S. small business owners say they couldn’t pay rent on time or in full for the month of November, the highest this year.

The small business network group Alignable released the survey, which found that the hardship varies by industry. A notable 57% of beauty salons said they couldn’t make rent as well as 45% of gyms, 44% of retail and 44% of restaurants. Continue reading

Even Washington Post Admits That Covid Is Now a Pandemic of the Vaccinated

“On the same day that Dr. Fauci made his final speech from the podium, “The Health 202” newsletter proclaimed that vaccinated people now make up a majority of Covid deaths: It’s no longer a pandemic of the unvaccinated…For the first time, a majority of Americans dying from the coronavirus received at least the primary series of the vaccine.”

(Stacey Lennox – PJ Media) Last week, Dr. Anthony Fauci spoke at what many of us fervently pray is his last official press conference. After botching the HIV epidemic in ways that are part of the public record, Fauci was allowed to bring Covid tyranny down on much of the nation in the name of “public health” for over two years…. Continue reading

Non-binary Biden nuclear official charged with stealing woman’s luggage at airport

Sam Brinton, right, and transgender Assistant Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine. 

“Two hours after the phone call, Brinton called the officer back and apologized for not being “completely honest.” But Brinton said it was a mistake and blamed being tired for taking the wrong bag at the carousel.”

(Thomas Catenacci – Fox News) Sam Brinton, a senior Energy Department (DOE) official, was charged with stealing a traveler’s luggage in the Minneapolis airport in September, shortly before quietly taking a leave of absence.

Brinton — who serves as the DOE’s deputy assistant secretary for spent fuel and waste disposition — allegedly took a Vera Bradley suitcase worth $2,325 from the luggage carousel at the Minneapolis St. Paul Airport (MSP) on Sept. 16, according to a criminal complaint filed on Oct. 26 in Minnesota state court and obtained by Fox News Digital. Brinton had traveled from Washington, D.C., to MSP that day. Continue reading

The Chosen is Offering a Free Trial to an App That Lets You Pray With Their Cast Members

As I pointed out in an piece I penned last year (link below), a lot of professing Christians don’t realize that practicing Mormons, who have a different Jesus than the Jesus in the Bible, are involved in the production of The Chosen. And that should concern Bible believing Christians. Why? Because Mormonism is a theological cult, which means Mormons are not true Christians.  Mormons are counterfeit Christians. And yet Dallas Jenkins chose to yoke with unbelievers to assist in the production of his tv series. Paul deals with this issue in 2 Corinthians: “What partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?  What accord has Christ with Belial?  Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever?” 2 Cor 6:14-15 In spite of Paul’s clear teaching, Mr. Jenkins joined forces with those who live in darkness.

So, with this backdrop in place, here’s The Dissenter’s article: Continue reading

Notitia, Assensus, and Fiducia: The Nature of Saving Faith

“The intent of this short article is to explore the negative impact that postmodern thought is having on the doctrine of Christian Soteriology. This is our cherished doctrine of salvation. Only when we turn our attention to the true source for true knowledge can we understand, confess, and believe the truth that sets us free.”

(Ed Dingess) It is no secret that the great deconstruction of evangelical Christianity has been underway for some time now. It’s hard to say when this deconstruction began or who is mostly responsible for initiating the project but at the end of the day, that really isn’t terribly important. After all, Christianity had its internal and external enemies from day one. What is important is that modern men who claim to be conservative Christians are clearly not. Continue reading

Was Trump Our Captain Queeg?

“We forget that far before 2020, the original election deniers were led by Hillary Clinton and the Democratic hierarchy. The former urged Joe Biden never to concede in 2022 should he lose the popular vote. Leftist journalists have outlined how the voting process was warped by changing voting laws, vast infusions of dark money to absorb state responsibilities in key precincts, and modulating the street protests of Antifa and BLM to wax or wane depending on Joe Biden’s electoral fortunes.”

(Victor Davis Hanson) The Left, the NeverTrump Right, and many independents are tiring of Donald Trump’s recitations of prior, however justified, grievances at the hands of the media, the Democratic Party, the administrative state, and hard-core Left. Continue reading

Maricopa County Made Arizona’s Elections Even More Of A Disaster Than People Realize

‘This was a horrible thing to experience. Poll workers conveyed a shocking lack of competence — it actually looked like willful incompetence,’ a Maricopa poll observer said.

(Shawn Fleetwood – The Federalist) After it trained upwards of 50,000 poll watchers, poll workers, and other roles for ongoing citizen engagement in the election process over the year leading up to the 2022 midterms, the Election Integrity Network sent out a survey to its on-the-ground volunteers following Election Day to gauge how things went. Continue reading

Voters Say, ‘Drill, Baby, Drill’

“Tippinsights argues that the strong response in favor of increasing American energy production, whether through more drilling or lowering restrictions, proves that the issue isn’t a political one but an economic one.”

(Chris Queen – PJ Media) There’s a lot to be said about how gas prices are causing trouble for everyday Americans. It’s not just at the pump where Americans feel the pain because the Biden administration refuses to drill for domestic oil; those policies also play out on store shelves. Continue reading

The ‘Great Reset’ should be called what it is—Communism

“Worshipping equality, worshiping equity, worshiping the climate – which by the way was worshiping nature…[these things have] been involved in pagan worship for millennia, going all the way back to the dawn of civilization.”

(Alex Timothy – The Post Millennial) On Thursday’s edition of Human Events Daily, Jack Posobiec explained the motivation behind the push by the World Economic Forum (WEF) to force the Great Reset on the western world. Continue reading

Canadian Government Pushes Psychiatric Medication for ‘Vaccine-Hesitant’

(Ben Bartee – PJ Media) Supposing that you’re a Canadian who mistakenly believes you enjoy the right to bodily autonomy, the Canadian Public Health™ overlords have plans to fix you right up.

You’ll be administered psychiatric medications so you think right.

Speaking with Lynn Tyler Thompson of the “Let Freedom Reign Tour,” Dr. William Makis revealed what is nothing short of a bombshell — the next step on the long, winding road to biomedical totalitarianism: Continue reading