Do Christians need to keep the Ten Commandments as a morality?

Nov 2013

rives has finally given we Christians his reasoning for keeping the Ten commandments in his latest Nov mass emailing.

“If We Confess Our Sins by Richard Rives”

11-06-13

“Most often we hear that Jesus died to pay the penalty for our sins – past – present – and future. While that can be true – it is very misleading, for there is no provision for the willful, on purpose, and continual practice of sin. We must turn from our sins. ”

” Romans 3:25 tells us that Christ Jesus was “set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God.” ”

” Scripture plainly states that Jesus paid the penalty for “sins that are past.” So how is it possible for present and future sins to be forgiven? The answer is found in the book of 1 John: If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. ”

” The problem is that, according to recent surveys, about half of those who profess Christ believe that there is no such thing as moral absolutes – and if there are no moral absolutes then there is no such thing as right and wrong – and if there is no such thing as right and wrong then who decides what constitutes sin. “

 

” How can we confess our sins if we are not really sure what they are? “

 

“For those who believe the words of scripture the book of 1 John once again provides the answer: Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. “

 

” Our Creator has written ten easy to understand commandments in stone. They are recorded in the Book of Exodus Chapter 20. When any of those commandments are broken – that constitutes sin. “

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

” Can you list the Ten Commandments in any order? ”

“Earnestly contending for the faith once delivered to the saints; I’m Richard Rives with Just the Facts.”

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Why is rives so stupid? Can he not read the Bible and realize his philosophy is un-Biblical? After all where in the Gospels does Jesus teach we are to keep 10 or 613 Commandments of the Theocratic law of Moses?

His cut & paste tactics using Scripture only back fire on him.

Examples:

Matthew 22:36-40

Romans 13:8-11

Galatians 3:8-14

IF the law of Moses is not a Christians morality nor is the Christian church set up as a modern Theocracy with ecumenical courts to try thieves, murderers, adulterers and others who solely break the Ten Commandments than what good is rives philosophy?

** UPDATE:**

I’ve already dealt with the issues rives presented in his books. His reasoning is based from eisegesis and not the Bible itself. Jesus gave his Jewish and Gentile followers specific rules to follow in regards to morality. The philosophy of Jesus is recorded here:

Matthew 22:33-40 (KJV)

 

Mark 12:28-33

 

Luke 10:27

Since rives doubts Jesus teaching it is obvious he is false teacher and worse…


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