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

3 views of submission to government from Romans 13

“So in this post I want to look more carefully at that passage, and hopefully bring out some nuance that I fear many modern American Christians have lost when it comes to Paul’s interaction with Caesar.” 

(Jesse Johnson – The Cripplegate)  Many of you I’m sure have been following what has been happening with Grace Church in Los Angeles. The short version is that the government there has banned singing in church worship services, and then later banned indoor church services altogether, while putting several (impractical) limitations on their meeting outdoors. Continue reading

Trump Tweets Support For Confirming New Supreme Court Justice Before Election

(Ashe Schow – Daily Wire)  President Donald Trump set off a firestorm Saturday morning after tweeting his support for confirming a new Supreme Court Justice before the election on November 3 following Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death Friday night.

In a tweet regarding the GOP, Trump said:  We were put in this position of power and importance to make decisions for the people who so proudly elected us, the most important of which has long been considered to be the selection of United States Supreme Court Justices. We have this obligation, without delay!” Continue reading

Civil Rights Leader Aims to Stop the Riots at the Source — With Stories of Black American Success

Woodson argued that the American principles that have inspired black people to rise above their circumstances are under threat from the 1619 Project, a “very corrosive and very dangerous challenge.”

(Tyler O’Neil – PJ Media)  On Wednesday, black civil rights veteran Robert Woodson announced a new high school curriculum to counter the “diabolical” influence of The New York Times‘ “1619 Project,” which has released companion curricula for schools…. Continue reading

AG William Barr: Coronavirus Lockdowns ‘Greatest Intrusion on Civil Liberties’ Since Slavery

“The most basic check on prosecutorial power is politics. It is counter-intuitive to say that, as we rightly strive to maintain an apolitical system of criminal justice. But political accountability—politics—is what ultimately ensures our system does its work fairly and with proper recognition of the many interests and values at stake. Government power completely divorced from politics is tyranny.”

(Joel B. Pollack – Breitbart) Attorney General William Barr said Wednesday evening “other than slavery, which was a different kind of restraint,” coronavirus lockdowns were the “greatest intrusion on civil liberties in American history.” Continue reading

Understanding What Is Happening In America Part Two

“Every step in the ideological genealogy of Black Lives Matter is designed to remove those blocks that support government and society—religion, tradition, patriotism, education, etc.—until a tipping point is reached and a Marxist seizure of power is possible. It’s a tried-and-true formula. Just look at history. Dozens of lesser towers have already fallen into total Marxist ruin…”

(Larry Alex Taunton) “And I looked, and behold, a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him.” ~ Revelation 6:8

Last month’s keynote-address-turned-column, “Understanding What Is Happening in America: A Christian Response,” garnered a lot of attention. In those discussions I connected the dots from Karl Marx and Saul Alinsky to Black Lives Matter and the physical assaults on American cities. And the dots do connect. Continue reading

The News as We Once Knew It Is Dead

“The news…has been replaced by the un-news: a political narrative created by partisans who believe the noble ends of destroying Trump justify any biased means necessary — including destroying their own reputation and craft.”

(Victor Davis Hanson – PJ Media)  In 2017, the liberal Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University found that 93 percent of CNN’s coverage of the Trump administration was negative. The center found similarly negative Trump coverage at other major news outlets. Continue reading

BLM Co-Founder Partnering Up With Pro-Communist Chinese Group

(Emily Zanotti – Daily Wire)  One of the co-founders of the official Black Lives Matter group, Alicia Garza, is reportedly partnering up with a Chinese organization that has deep ties to the Chinese Communist Party — and that group now appears to be funding one of Garza’s ventures, according to an investigation by the Daily Signal.

Garza is one of several co-founders of the official “Black Lives Matter” group, and in 2018, she launched a project called “Black Futures Lab,” which aims, its website says, to help activists in the black community maintain interest in civic participation and civic activism year-round…. Continue reading

Betrayed Trust, Part Two: Woman Accused in Sexting Scandal Claims Ravi Zacharias Groomed & Exploited Her

Battiste said she is releasing the documents now “because I want to see my sister freed from the shame and the torment of being painted as the perpetrator in this scenario. It’s time.”

(Julie Roys – The Roys Report)   “It would be near impossible that this was the first time that R has fallen in this capacity for the first time at seventy years old; it will not be the last, no matter how much he defends otherwise.  “I am coming forward with this information . . . To honour God by telling the truth and doing justice. Silence only helps the perpetrators, never the victims.” Continue reading

Antifascism Groups Becoming Huge threat to U.S., Claim Intelligence Experts

“Knowing about a threat…knowing how to respond to a threat might make all the difference between successfully repelling an attack or succumbing to an attack; whether from terrorism or domestic violence or criminal activity, or even becoming a victim in a catastrophic event “down the street.”  If you are a leader of a business or corporation or the leader of a family, knowing what could jeopardize the safety, well-being and continuity of your business or family could determine if you will still enjoy your business or family after the threat announces itself.”

(Jim Kouri – News With Views)  Antifascist (ANTIFA) groups have become far more organized, equipped, funded, and even trained in special camps to bring about immense social disruption, property damage, business and financial loss, and violent clashes with law enforcement…. Continue reading

The Magnetic Genius Behind the Branding of the Abraham Accords

“If this had happened during the Obama administration, you can be sure this moment would deserve multiple special reports and hour-long specials on cable news. It would be hailed up there along with the moment Obama promised the seas would stop rising.”

(Bryan Preston – PJ Media) On Tuesday in a White House ceremony, President Donald Trump made history. The United States, Israel, and the United Arab Emirates signed the Abraham Accords. Bahrain has also joined the Accords. Continue reading

Federal government unveils plans to make coronavirus vaccine free for all Americans

(Ronn Blitzer – Fox News)  The Department of Defense and federal health agencies have outlined plans for a  coronavirus vaccine, which include having them available for free for all Americans.

The plans came in the form of a report to Congress and a “playbook” for states and local governments, according to the Associated Press. The agencies are looking at January for a potential beginning of a vaccination campaign, although it remains possible that this could come later this year. Continue reading

Betrayed Trust, Part One: New Testimony, Emails & Other Documents Portray Ravi Zacharias as Predator in Sexting Scandal

“[E]mails, testimony, and other documentation recently obtained by The Roys Report tell a much different story. They instead portray Zacharias as someone who befriended, groomed, and then initiated a sexting relationship with a married woman, Lori Anne Thompson. Then, when Thompson told Zacharias she was going to tell her husband about the illicit relationship, emails show Zacharias threatened suicide.”

(Julie Roys – The Roys Report)  In 2017, the famous late apologist, Ravi Zacharias, claimed in a Christianity Today (CT) article that a Canadian woman had sent him “unwanted” nude pictures in an attempt by the woman and her husband to extort millions from Zacharias…. Continue reading

Ravi Zacharias, Jivan Spa and Sexual Abuse: It’s Time to Speak Out

There is a lot more to report since Seth Dunn wrote this article. Stay tuned. 

“Walter Martin literally wrote the book on cults, and Ravi Zacharias edited it. It’s unimaginable that Ravi Zacharias, who hailed from India, would found a business that sells pseudo-scientific Ayurveda services, which are rooted in Hindu paganism, to westerners as health treatments. Yet it happened.” 

(Seth Dunn – Protestia)  First Ballot Hall-of-Famer John Smoltz. Blue Collar Comedy Star Jeff Foxworthy. Former governor of Georgia Sonny Perdue. Former Southern Baptist Convention President and Current NAMB Vice President of Evangelism Johnny Hunt. Continue reading

Black Lives Matter ‘Demands Apology’ From Pat Robertson and the ‘Christian Right’

BLM Founder and Marxist, Patrisse Cullors

“Of course, Robertson is correct. Black Lives Matter — the movement as well as the organization — are the antithesis of Christianity and rooted squarely in a worldview which is opposed to Christianity. In fact, everything Robertson asserted is clearly described as part of Black Lives Matter’s movement on the organization’s What We Believe page.”

(Jeff Maples – Reformation Charlotte) According to Black Lives Matter, a nefarious movement that claims on its surface to actually care about black lives but really is nothing more than a front group for a Marxist movement hell-bent on destroying Western Civilization, has accused the “Christian Right” of attacking their movement — and now, they are demanding an apology from Pat Robertson. Continue reading

‘Look How Clueless the Average Voter Is!’ Trans Satanist Anarchist Wins GOP Primary for County Sheriff

“Imagine the millions upon millions of votes being cast each year in abject, complete, and total ignorance of the people who are being voted for. … Look how clueless the average voter is!”

(Heather Clark – Christian News)  Voters in one New Hampshire county have nominated a Satanist man who identifies as a woman, who ran with the slogan “[Expletive] the police],” for the Republican candidate for sheriff. He will now face off against Democratic incumbent Eli Rivera, who endorsed homosexual candidate Pete Buttigieg for president. Continue reading

The Left Is Setting The Stage For A Coup If Trump Wins

“We now seem to be on the cusp of relitigating the question, only instead of slaveholding southerners blackmailing the country with secession, it’s anti-Trump Democrats and left-wing radicals threatening to tear the country apart if Trump wins in November. For them, the Union is conditional, and Trump’s reelection will violate their conditions.”

(John Daniel Davidson – The Federalist)  It’s been hard to miss the steady drumbeat of articles and think-pieces over the past few months about Election Day war games and post-election planning underway on the left, rooted in obsessive fears that President Trump will refuse to accept an electoral loss, triggering a constitutional crisis and maybe even widespread civic unrest, all in a desperate attempt to cling to power. Continue reading

E-MASK-ulation: How we have been lied to so dramatically about masks

“Nothing about the biology of the virus or our discovery of it has changed in the past few months that would lead us to believe that masks are somehow more effective against it than they are against the spread of other respiratory viruses. What has changed is the politics. Governments could no longer control our lives through wholesale lockdowns, because it was logistically untenable, so they created the mask mandate as a way of permanently controlling our movement.”

(Daniel Horowitz – Patriots4Life) If you are looking for the scientific rationale behind universal mask-wearing, you certainly won’t find it now that the issue has become as political as guns, abortion, and taxes…. Continue reading

Cop Shoots Latino Man in Self-Defense. BLM Rioters’ Response: ‘Death to Cops’

“Bodycam footage clearly shows Munoz running after the officer, holding a knife in his hand, after leaving the house following an angry confrontation with a woman.”

(Tyler O’Neil – PJ Media)  Black Lives Matter riots came to Lancaster, Pa., on Sunday night after a police officer shot a Latino man who was charging him with a knife, according to police. Rioters looted local businesses, built a barricade, set up a massive bonfire, smashed windows at the police station and post office, and spray-painted “Death to cops!” on a nearby wall. Continue reading

California School District Adapts Radical Sex Ed Curriculum for Middle School: Gender Identity, Condom Demos

(Penny Starr – Breitbart) Despite a huge pushback from parents, the Santa Barbara Unified School District in California has adopted a radical sex education curriculum for middle schoolers that includes lessons on choosing one’s gender, finding birth control and abortion providers, and “condom demonstrations.”

A local news outlet, Noozhawk, in Santa Barbara reported on the controversy: Continue reading

Former Christianity Today Editor and Trump Critic Mark Galli Converts to Roman Catholicism

“The Mass is a perfect Mark Galli service. There’s no singing. There are no hymns. The homily is five minutes. The whole service is 25 minutes. They give you a single thought, a single illustration, a quote, and you’re done. Wow.”

(Protestia) The former Editor-in-Chief of Christianity Today, Mark Galli, perhaps best known for a parting editorial in the flagship magazine where he blasted Donald Trump for being “profoundly immoral” and called for his impeachment, has left the Christian faith and become a Roman Catholic. Continue reading

A Culture Radically Transformed By the Adoption of Pagan Religions and Jungian Psychology

“Jungian spirituality has seduced the masses. Jung’s personal practice of occultism and sexual freedom, presented as a “scientific” method, gave vast authority to the subconscious. People today justify all kinds of pagan spiritualities and sexual fantasies in the name of self-expression and spiritual health. Not the Bible but my subconscious “tells me so.”

(Peter Jones – truthxchange) According to recent polls, most young people “have graded Christianity, and so far, the grades aren’t looking good.” Young believers do not want the name “Christian” because of “the baggage that accompanies the label.” Continue reading

The ‘diabolical’ China virus is worse than 9/11

“The responses from readers demonstrate that people are extremely skeptical of what they see, read, and hear. They can’t understand why the paper went out of its way to absolve the Chinese communist authorities. The comments also reveal that readers have access to other sources of information and they compare and contrast that information with what the Journal is reporting as fact. This is all good news.”

(Cliff Kincaid – Renew America)  A Wall Street Journal article about coronavirus carries the fascinating headline “‘Really Diabolical’: Inside the Coronavirus That Outsmarted Science.” The subtitle is equally intriguing and says in part: “SARS-CoV-2 is a wily virus, with mysterious origins and a powerful ability to infect and spread….” But the authors spend most of their time trying, unsuccessfully, to trace the virus to a natural outbreak from bats. Continue reading