Richard rives is not listening

Today I received another mass emailing from rives company filled with the usual theonomy or judaizing.


“The Enmity of the Carnal Mind”

“by Richard Rives”


“Many Christian leaders would tell us that it is not possible to keep God’s commandments. As an insult to the spirit of grace, they would lead us to believe that those commandments were nailed to the cross; and that we are not subject to those laws anymore.”

“Nothing could be further from the truth: New Testament scripture informs us: “the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.” The Apostle Paul, speaking to believers says that in the flesh we cannot please God; and if we live after the flesh, we will die. He goes on to say that if through the Spirit we mortify the deeds of the body, we shall live. Paul tells us that as many as are led by the Spirit of God – they are the sons of God.”


“Today, there are many people claiming to be Spirit filled who proudly boast that they are not subject to our Creator’s Ten Commandments. It is not the Holy Spirit which leads them to believe that. Jesus never taught anyone to break those commandments.”


“There is more than one SPIRIT; and one of the SPIRITUAL gifts found in the book of 1 Corinthians is the discerning of other SPIRITS: “if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive ANOTHER SPIRIT, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.” In other words: Stand up against that spirit.”

“Join with me in earnestly contending for the faith once delivered to the saints. “

“I’m Richard Rives with Just the Facts.”


Really? So in keeping the Ten Commandments makes one somehow more Spiritual?

As usual rives is ignoring the rest of the Laws of Moses in order to live with his so called ‘moral’ philosophy.

Rives for whatever reason is trying to quote from Romans 8:1-11. And yet the Bible makes it clear that living by the Law of Moses will never justify our spiritual existence.

Romans 3:1-31

Romans 5:1-11

Romans 10:4

Romans 13:8-11

Galatians 2:16-17

Galatians 5:1-26

IF we are to live according to the Spirit as mentioned in 1 Corinthians 12:3-11, 1 Corinthians 14:1-5, Galatians 5:22-26. We are closer to living according to the teachings of Christ.

Is Rives ‘spirit filled’ or does he have a religious Theonomy spirit

Rives is just one of many of these types of teachers.

Galatians 1:8-9

Colossians 2:8

I believe that the answer is obvious. Richard Rives and his allies are choosing to live separate from the Christian Church and the teachings of Christ Jesus. This choice is not making them holy but deceived individuals who have accepted rives lies and shunned their brethren!

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