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/ Apprising Ministries http://apprising.org Marsha’s RenewAmerica Column http://renewamerica.com/columns/mwest Marsha’s Facebook Page http://facebook.com/marsha.west.77

John Hagee: Solar Eclipse Means Prepare For Rapture!

“Simply stated, he is taking a celestial event that occurs after a historical event and declaring it to be a sign from God of this event. This retroactive interpretation is deceptive revisionism at its worst. John Hagee and Mark Biltz [who is Hebrew Roots] are the two who have most popularized this false prophetic interpretation.”

(Ray Fava – Evangelical Dark Web) The Solar Eclipse of April 8, 2023 brought out the crazies, with Troy Brewster being the most notable amongst them in declaring the eclipse to be passing over seven different Nineveh’s and a warning sign from God. Brewster would also call the eclipse the Sign of Jonah, which is an obvious false description. Because this eclipse passed over America, the homegrown craziness was abundant. And Troy Brewster is not the only one. Continue reading

Grace Community Church’s Phil Johnson Gives Promising Health Update After Suffering Pulmonary Embolism

(Protestia) The estimable Phil Johnson, Executive Director of Grace to You, founder and former curator of The Spurgeon Archive, and one of our favorite people ever, has been afflicted with a health scare these past few days after waking up and suffering a pulmonary embolism early Friday morning.

A pulmonary embolism is incredibly serious and develops when a blood clot constricts and stops blood flow to an artery in the lung, resulting in chest pains, shortness of breath, and symptoms like a heart attack. According to the National Library of Medicine: Continue reading

Vatican Denounces ‘Gender Ideologies’ and Bans Gender Surgeries as ‘Grave Violations of Human Dignity’

(Rick Moran – PJ Media) The Vatican has issued a major statement that strongly condemns transgender surgeries and says that “gender ideology” has no place in the Church.

“It follows that any sex-change intervention, as a rule, risks threatening the unique dignity the person has received from the moment of conception,” the document, titled “Infinite Dignity,” said. The Church called gender surgeries and surrogacy “grave violations of human dignity.” Continue reading

Joe Biden Has Secretly Flown 33,000 Migrants into New York City, 326,000 into Florida, at Taxpayer Expense

(Warner Todd Huston – Breitbart) A review of available federal records shows the Biden administration has secretly flown 33,000 illegal aliens into New York City and an astounding 326,000 into the state of Florida over the last several years.

The number of illegals that Biden has flown around the country dwarfs the number that Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) sent via bus to deep blue cities, even though it is Abbott who suffers the barbs of the left-wing media for the practice and Biden’s human trafficking is wholly ignored by the press. Continue reading

Hamas Just Begged Israel to Finish It Off

“If they’re bold enough to chant “Death to America!” without repercussion in America’s Midwest, just as they have always done in the Mideast, then Israel must now think and act as though America’s support were always in question. Because thanks to Biden, it is.”

(Stephen Green – PJ Media) Two weeks ago I had the sad duty to inform you that most, if not all, of the hostages taken by Hamas on Oct. 7 were probably dead. Now, Hamas has confirmed it. Continue reading

Resurfaced Truth: Biden Pressured Garland to Prosecute Trump

“Bill O’Reilly reported on September 6, “…it is President Biden himself directing the attempted takedown of Donald Trump.  Usually, Mr. Biden is disengaged from policy, doing what his far-left handlers want.  Not this time…”

(Mary Dowling) Last year, the former president retruthed a NY Times report that had resurfaced on X, and it’s making the rounds on X again. A New York Times report dated April 2, 2022, stated that Joe Biden pressured Attorney General Merrick Garland to prosecute Mr. Trump for J6. Continue reading

Research: Christian Cults


Excerpt from Cold Hard Facts On Cults – updated.

Countless people are caught up in cults and cult-like groups.  To avoid being one of them you must become familiar with the nature of a cult and their schemes. Granted, there are no easy answers to the question, “What exactly is a cult?” But there are some cold hard facts that most people are unaware of.

One thing you can count on is that some of your relatives, friends, neighbors and even the friendly face who checks your groceries at the local market may be caught up in a cult or a cult-like group.

Cult typically refers to “A system of intense religious veneration of a particular person, idea, or object, especially one considered spurious or irrational by traditional religious bodies; as, the Moonie cult.” Add to that: “A strong devotion or interest in a particular person, idea or thing without religious associations, or the people holding such an interest; as, the cult of James Dean; the cult of personality in totalitarian societies.”

Probably the most well-known pseudo-Christian cults are Jehovah’s Witnesses (JWs), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) and Christian Science, but there are a whole host of other pseudo-Christian cults.  Some members of these cults may find my assertion humorous.  Others may even become angry.  Sorry about that, however, Christians are not called to be nice; we are called to speak the truth in love and to “contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 1:3).

Here’s the truth. JWs, Mormons and Christian Scientists claim to be Christians, yet they deny fundamental Christian doctrine and manipulate the Scriptures to fit in with their own beliefs.  From the Church’s perspective, which is what really matters, these groups have deviated from the historic, orthodox teachings that are derived from the Holy Scriptures and confirmed through the ancient ecumenical creeds.  Thus, people in these cults aren’t true Christians.  This should come as no surprise. After all, they’ve had to defend their spurious beliefs for decades.

Christians are not the only ones caught up in cults.  Pagans, agnostics and atheists may very well be involved in a destructive cult or cult-like group and not even realize it.  For example, devotees of any of the following groups, movements, theories, celebrities, can be exposed to mind control techniques and even open themselves up to the world of the occult!  Here’s a short list to ponder: (Warning! Not for the easily offended.) Continue reading

Top House Democrats Turn on Israel, Demand Biden Halt Arms

“Democrats want to put Donald Trump in prison for telling people to march peacefully and patriotically, but this radical in Dearborn, Michigan, can pledge “Death to America?” They vote in Dearborn.”

(Mary Dowling) Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, still a powerhouse and a close Biden ally, came out publicly against arming Israel. Within a matter of months, Pelosi has shifted support away from Israel and now backs an embargo on Israel. Continue reading

Justin Peters vs. Michael Brown: On Benny Hinn and Repentance

“Back in the 90’s, Michael Brown participated in the Brownsville Revival which featured falsified miracles and false prophecies uttered by Brown himself—unsurprisingly pertaining to Israel. As of 2021, Brown was defending the Brownsville Revival. Due to the age of this scandal, he gets quite a pass within Christian circles, which should not be forgotten since Brownsville was instrumental in building his reputation.”

(Anthony Fava – Evangelical Dark Web) In the realm of discernment, Justin Peters is an Original Gangster, often tackling various lower-hanging fruits who have massive followings like Steven Furtick, Joel Osteen, and Benny Hinn. He is a well-known cessationist and while he has somewhat stepped back from discernment, he is not removed from the fight and is a warrior for the truth. Continue reading

Nothing New Under The Sun: The Eclipse, Rapture, and Red-Faced False Prophets

“False prophecies of the return of Christ have wreaked destruction on gullible Christians and associated ministries. Many people who bought into Whisenant and Camping’s failed predictions quit their jobs, sold all of their possessions, and donated large sums of money to the false prophet’s media campaigns.” 

(Paul Brown) For Christians in the United States, 2024 is a boon year for amateur prophetic speculations. For the false prophet, geopolitical events, wars, the coming presidential elections, and the April 8 solar eclipse create the perfect environment to make predictions about the imminent judgment of God or the return of Christ. Continue reading

Grassley Demands DOJ, IRS Come Clean About Targeting Hunter Biden Whistleblowers

(Margot Cleveland – The Federalist) A recent court filing in the criminal case against Hunter Biden suggests the Justice Department and IRS seek “to dirty up the very whistleblowers” who exposed political favoritism and misconduct in the Hunter Biden investigation, Sen. Chuck Grassley charged in a letter to the IRS commissioner obtained exclusively by The Federalist. A review of the underlying court filing submitted by Special Counsel David Weiss in the federal tax evasion case pending against the president’s son supports Grassley’s charges — highlighting again that Attorney General Merrick Garland never should have named Weiss as special counsel. Continue reading

How Crazy Is This Going to Get?

“Thailand national TV has launched a news program anchored by someone who isn’t real: “she” (if we can apply the pronoun to such a travesty) is a phantom generated by “Artificial Intelligence”. Soon she will be joined by a “male” phantom, and together they will present the news.”

(Lee Duigon – News With Views) Three nooze stories, in the past few days, have made me question the sanity of our governing class.

Easter Sunday, the holiest day of the year for Christians: our (ahem!) “president” formally, and with great fanfare, proclaimed it “Transgender Day of Visibility.” He signed his name to it. Continue reading

What Does Paul Say about Spiritual Warfare?

“Satan is a tempter. He whispers, “Did God really say? Is God really good? Does He really love you?” Satan is the seductress of the book of Proverbs. Spiritual adultery is expressive of spiritual warfare. The enemy woos our hearts. He wants our worship. He urges us to spiritual desertion and seeks to lead us to shipwreck on the rocks of spiritual destruction.”

(Stanley D Gale – Tabletalk Magazine) “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” (Eph. 6:12 Continue reading

Hamas Terrorists Aren’t Starving Because They Steal Aid, Pressuring Us Incentivizes Their Evil

(Ian Hanchett – Breitbart) On Friday’s broadcast of Newsmax TV’s “The Record,” Netanyahu Spokesperson Tal Heinrich stated that Hamas terrorists aren’t starving because “they’ve been hoarding and stealing the aid” as part of a goal to increase civilian suffering “in hopes that Israel will take the fire for it, and the international pressure on Israel will bring an eventual end to this war and let them stay in power, let them live another day, and carry out another October 7 massacre.” She also stated that “if you put the pressure on Israel when Hamas [is] doing these things, then you incentivize these sick methods.” Continue reading

Hope for the Unhappy

“The World Happiness Report informs us that Gen Z is becoming disillusioned by their god. The government is not the deliverer those between 18- and 30-years old thought it was. The politicians who wield power and influence, for whom many of this generation zealously voted and elected in 2020, have turned out to be corrupt and unconcerned about their plight.”

(Robb Brunansky – The Cripplegate) It’s that time of year again, when the World Happiness Report releases its findings on the happiest countries on the planet. From 2023 to 2024, the United States plunged from 15th to 23rd, hitting an all-time low in average happiness ranking…. Continue reading

Hypocritical Biden Hammers Netanyahu for Civilian Deaths

“The same Joe Biden who thrives on avoiding accountability called Netanyahu and pressured him to change Israel’s strategy and tactics. He then went to great lengths to ensure everyone knew the contents of that phone call. The White House said in a statement that the president wants “measurable steps to address civilian harm, humanitarian suffering, and the safety of aid workers.” Biden also again demanded an “immediate ceasefire” — never mind that Hamas has rejected every other attempt at a ceasefire and started the war in the first place”.

(Nate Jackson – The Patriot Post) On August 26, 2021, America lost 13 warriors to a cowardly suicide bombing attack at the Kabul airport. That attack happened as American forces were following the surrender and retreat orders of their commander-in-chief, Joe Biden. Continue reading

Government-Funded Database Labels Pro-Life Organization As ‘Terrorist Group’

(Tristin Justice – The Federalist) A government-funded database, led by the University of Maryland and ostensibly established to track “radicalization,” is targeting a major pro-life group as “terrorists.”

Students for Life of America (SFLA), which has 1,400 chapters at campuses across the country, “appears under a ‘Terrorist Group’ label in the raw dataset,” according to a Monday article in The College Fix.

The database, called the “Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the United States” (PIRUS), was funded in part by grants from the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security’s Center for the Study of Terrorism and Behavior (CSTAB)…. Continue reading

The Illegals Might Be in Control Before the Election

“Now, had any of the above-mentioned people wandered into the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021, the Biden administration would be petitioning to have them drawn and quartered.”

(Stephen Kruiser – PJ Media) I’ll kick things off today with a couple of “Wow, this is a dumpster fire” nuggets, and then we can roll into the weekend and put the news in a timeout. I may light a few candles for the Republic.

OK, I’m not really full of existential dread, but I do get cranky. Continue reading

The Most Devastating News You’ll Hear About Illegal Immigration

“So illegal immigrants now have the legal authority to sponsor other illegal immigrants even though they’re not here legally, and they’re still waiting to see an immigration judge, which is pushed off by 10/15/20 years…”

(Mary Dowling) The information from former border agent JJ Carroll in the clip below will devastate you because it surely is the end of the United States as we know it. He describes the destruction in four phases.

Phase One is to let everyone into the country, and it doesn’t end…,” JJ Carroll said. “It just continues on.” Continue reading

Estimate: Christian Religious Leaders to Embezzle $86 Billion in 2024

(Barry Bowen – Trinity Foundation) The January issue of the International Bulletin of Mission Research (IBMR) reports that Christian religious leaders are estimated to embezzle $86 billion in 2024.

The disturbing statistic, which is easy to overlook, appears in Table 5 of the article “World Christianity 2024: Fragmentation and Unity” under the description “Ecclesiastical Crime.”

This estimate was compiled by data scientists Dr. Gina Zurlo, Dr. Todd Johnson, and Peter Crossing at the Center for the Study of Global Christianity (CSGC) at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Continue reading

Churches Embracing Queer Ideologies are Idolatrous, Robbing God of the Glory He Deserves

“The path these movements and so-called “churches” are taking is a perilous one, leading not to enlightenment and freedom, as they claim, but to spiritual confusion and estrangement from God—enslavement to a life of sin and eternal torment.” 

(The Dissenter) Every day, it seems we’re confronted with another headline about how the Church is “evolving” or “becoming more inclusive” by embracing some version of queer theory or gender ideology. But here’s the crux of the matter: this so-called progress is actually a profound regression, a blasphemous rebellion against God’s divine blueprint for humanity. Continue reading

Marxism: It’s Why We Can’t Have Nice Things — Like an Education

(Kevin Downey JR – PJ Media) Remember when working hard and working smart was a ticket to the top? Well, apparently, in the world of the communists, meritocracy is somehow “racist.”

Marxism has reared its ugly mug again in the United States and — no surprise — it is happening once again where it hurts most: our schools.

FACT-O-RAMA! Karl Marx was a draft-dodging sluggard. His excessive drinking and smoking, as well as his late-night jollifications and poor diet, resulted in a so-called “weak chest,” which kept him from serving in the military…. Continue reading

Million Dollar Perks Going to Judge Merchan’s Family for Taking Trump to Court in Bogus Hush Money Case

“It’s pretty appalling. This feels like a turning point in all of this welfare against Trump. With this case, the left is dropping any pretense, doesn’t seem to care at all about having any pretense of legitimacy with the greater public. It’s the gloves are off. It’s bare knuckles now.”

(Jim Hoft – Gateway Pundit) Jesse Watters ran a devastating segment last night on radical Judge Juan Merchan who silenced President Donald Trump from talking about his family’s financial ties to the current junk case he is presiding over against Donald Trump in New York City. Continue reading

Oregon Ends Its Experiment With Decriminalizing Hard Drugs

“Republicans stood united and forced Democrats to do what Oregonians demanded: recriminalize drugs.”

(Leah Barkoukis – Townhall) It didn’t take long for Oregon to realize decriminalizing hard drugs was a bad idea. 

On Tuesday, Gov. Tina Kotek, a Democrat, signed legislation that recriminalizes drug possession, reversing Measure 110, which 58 percent of voters approved in 2020…. Continue reading