My response to an Sept email ‘Love and Kisses’ by Richard Rives

On Wednesday, September 19, 2012 9:06 AM rives sent out the following email.

“Compromise is not love. – Today, intolerance of compromise is considered lack of love for one another. The truth is that it is just the opposite. If one really cares about someone, he should tell them the truth, whether it makes him popular or not.”

“Anyone who takes a look at my weekly commentaries should realize that I really care; for these commentaries are neither popular of profitable from the world’s point of view.”

” The book of Proverbs informs us that “Open rebuke is better than secret love – that faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.””

 “Each week I point out the fact that many traditions now considered to be Christian in nature are in fact pagan in nature. Now that is a pretty unpopular thing to say. Neither is it profitable from a worldly point of view. “

 

” On the other hand, popular theologians and preachers, some very profitable, are well aware of what I have just stated, yet most fail to warn us of precepts presented as Christian in nature, that never ever had anything to do with Christ. “

 

” In fact, most will go out of their way to avoid discussion. To withhold facts because they are unpopular is nothing less than deceitful, and they will be held accountable.”

 

” When I learned of the intentional deception, by way of the exclusion of facts, it was hard to believe, just as I know that it is hard for some of you to believe. Even so, I plead with you to carefully check out anything someone asks you to believe. Do a little research on your own. Compare it to scripture and pray about it.”

“Prove all things and to hold fast only to that which is good.”

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

AS usual its up to me the ‘amateur’ to counter rives propaganda. I have shown simply by using rives words and teachings against him that he is not Christian but is counter to Christianity. Even if he denies those very teachings he propagates. On my blog I have answered his claims from both the Bible and the wisdom of many other people that understand Gods Word from the respects of history, archeology and so much more.

Despite all my hard word rives ignores what the Bible says about his claims but also ignores his critics and our evidences against him.

Those supposed ‘truths’ rives has publicly emailed and posted on various websites he has simply show that he wants a return to old Judaism. By Judaizing Christianity it seems that he can no longer stand the many flawed celebrations and traditions that are not part of Christ but Christian culture and return to a system that Disciples abandoned before their deaths.

It is not old ‘traditions’ that make up Christianity they only make up popular Christian culture. Such traditions that appear to be pagan in rives mind are not entirely so and to make absurd claims that all the celebrations and traditions into something evil doesn’t make rives claims correct nor make him a Christian.


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