My response to Richard Rives July 2012 email ‘Hereby We Do Know’

A recent visitor typed the following question into the wordpress blog-sphere…

“youtube too long in the sun, hereby we do know”

Well… Here is rives latest email,

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“Hereby We Do Know by Richard Rives”

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 8:20 AM

“In the very first sentence of the Bible we learn that “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” If we continue reading, we learn the truths regarding the God of the Bible; but what about other gods? Pagan religions also taught that what we see around us was created by their gods – not the God of the Bible.”

“The word God as found in Genesis 1:1 – In the beginning God created – is the Hebrew word Elohim. While that might seem to clarify who the Creator actually was; a close examination of scripture as recorded in its original language proves that other gods – pagan gods – were also referred to as elohim. “

“Throughout the pages of the Bible we find that our Creator’s chosen people were constantly being led away by those strange gods and even in the New Testament we are warned that there are many entities that are called lords and gods. It goes on to tell us that: there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.”

“In spite of all the things being called god, there is a way to know who the God of the Bible really is: a sign by which He can be positively identified: “For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.” We find in Exodus Chapter 31 that the seventh day Sabbath, as defined in the fourth commandment, is a memorial of the creation – a distinguishing sign by which our Creator can be identified. “

 

“According to the book of 1 John: “He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.””

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

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And here is my response:

As usual… I seem to be the only online skeptic that publically counters rives twisted teachings.

While rives thinks that by keeping the Ten Commandments as a moral doctrine is somehow ‘first century’ Christianity the Bible makes it clear that he is wrong.

Let’s find out how wrong rives is.

1 DID Jesus teach the Ten Commandments as a moral doctrine?

The teachings Jesus had about the Law of Moses can be surmised under the following Scriptures.

Matthew 5:17-48

Matt 22:33-40

While many readers may complain that I am using my own ‘eisegesis’ about this subject. I would like to point out that the Bible itself is quite plain on whom should be keeping the Theocratic Law of Moses.

See: Exodus 20:1-17, Exodus 31:12-18

And as I have repeatedly shown Richard rives is using his own ‘eisegesis’ to disrupt or even destroy American Christianity for his own gains with his videos, teachings and meetings.

2 Does 1 John 2:1-6 prove rives Theonomy/ Judaizing to keep the Ten Commandments?

When a Christian reads 1 John 2:1-29 it discuss the Christian life. Not the Ten Commandments.

It is plain to see with my brief examples that rives is wrong. And is not causing unity in Christianity. But like so many other false teachers prefers to cause a widening chasm in Christianity between Sunday church goers and Sabbath keepers.

All rives has done is shown himself to be a fake and the Scriptures prove that here.

Titus 1:10-16

Titus 3:9-11

I WARN you my Brethren… Richard Rives is not telling you the truth he is deceiving you all and is judging fellow Christians in his own name!

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