Wrestling the Scriptures ~ Richard Rives

Author: Richard Rives

Speaker, WorldNetDaily commentator, and author of the books "Too Long in the Sun" and "Time is the Ally of Deceit" www.toolong.com

Today many would tell us that its all about grace and that to concern ourselves with the commandments of God is to be legalistic.

Nothing could be further from the truth.  We are to be doers of the word, and not hearers only, and are told that to do otherwise is to deceive our own selves.

Throughout the ages, many have decided what they want or need Christianity to be and have been so bold as to suppose that it will yield to their desires. In search of non-Biblical grace, rather than conforming to Biblical precepts and acting upon them, they wrest the scriptures to their own destruction.

While “talking the talk,” they redefine Biblical Christianity to accommodate their own needs failing to recognize that true faith, as outlined in scripture, and as practiced by first century believers, is more than the recitation of Christian phraseology. It is walking the walk. It is a life-style of obedience to the commandments of our Creator, as recorded in the Bible, by the power of the Holy Spirit. That’s not being legalistic – That’s Biblical Christianity.

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

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How many worldwide followers of Jesus are of Jewish descent? Number may stun you

Much of Christian media not aware of it, nor reporting on it

(Photo by Joe Kovacs)

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When Does the Day Begin?

Moses with the tablets of the Ten Commandments...Moses with the tablets of the Ten Commandments, painting by Rembrandt (1659) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

By Bob Barney

 Christ warned us to be aware of false religion, customs and laws. These warnings have basically fallen on deaf years. We must all know and pay attention to the most important "sign" of Jesus coming again; it is the spread of false religion and religious practices that are contrary to God. Over the years, God's Law, THE TEN COMMANDMENTS, have been replaced by man's law. Our theologians call it being "saved by grace" when truly nothing of the sort is biblically sound or true of being saved in this manner.

Christmas, Easter, and Sunday worship actually pre-date the earthly ministry of Jesus! Yes, you read that correctly, these holidays have nothing to do with Christ and were being followed long before GOD became a man and walked among us. Even in the garden of Eden, the very first religious lie promulgated was the "immortal soul" doctrine. To this day, we believe the devil and that "we shall not die but be like God" and live forever as some spirit in heaven or hell. That is Satan's lie and almost every false religion has adopted it.

In Jesus' time, the Jewish nation, after years of captivity, began to adopt Babylonian ways. They took on the Babylonian calendar and "lost" God's true perfect one, and at the same time began the truly pagan observance of "evening days."  This simply means that, like the Babylonians, they began to start their day at sunset rather than sunrise. Like everything else, the theologians of the day twisted a few scriptures which may imply evening days and ignored hundreds of scriptures that proved that God's day starts in the morning. Most Sabbath keeping churches to this day follow this pagan start of the day and continue the practice of those lawless religious leaders that killed Christ! The same people He declared at his arrest were those who worshipped the DARKNESS, and darkness is when evil reigns! Yes, the nighttime is darkness and God IS NEVER in darkness! We read in Revelation that when Christ returns to Jerusalem, that where He is will always be in light! There will be no nighttime in the Holy City! Yes, it's in the same Bible that we all read. Revelation 21:23 "And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb [is] the light thereof."

In the very first chapter of the Bible, we read "And God said, Let there be light: and there was light." 

When did this happen, in the evening time? Is there light at night? Read on..."And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day. " See? He called the light DAY! It is clear, when GOD said "Let there be light" it became day! It was dawn!

 

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What Signs Should We Look For in These Times?

Are We in the Last Days (Prelim 1985)01 

By Bob Barney

 

Are we living in the last days? Are we in the END TIMES? Is the return of Jesus Christ right around the corner? These are the questions that many of us ask ourselves whenever we read the book of Revelation or the Gospel of Matthew.  How can we not want to understand the return of Jesus Christ and the awesome Kingdom of God that He will be bringing with Him?

Let us first discuss the misnomer with the term “end times”. Jesus was never talking about the end of the world and John in his book of Revelation wasn't speaking of the end of the world either; in fact, both men were talking about what is best described as “the end of the age” of mankind.

When God created man, Adam and Eve to be exact, a new age upon this earth began. It was the age of mankind, and it began approximately five to six thousand years ago as best we can tell. Adam was set up to rule this earth during this age but because of Adam’s sin he lost his right as ruler of the age of mankind. Many are not aware that the Bible plainly states that the Earth is much older than man. In fact, those who believe the earth to be billions of years old are not necessarily in conflict with the Bible at all! It is very possible that the earth is extremely old. In Genesis the correct translation of God creating the heavens and the earth is that God RE-CREATED the heavens and the earth after a cataclysm that is not mentioned. This former earth was under the rulership of the great archangel Lucifer, the angel who rebelled against God and became Satan. If Adam had not sinned, he would have been the ruler of this age and would have replaced Satan is the ruler of this age.

Believe it or not, the TRUE Gospel of Jesus Christ is rarely ever presented in the churches of today. What I am referring to is that Jesus as God is coming back to replace Satan as the ruler of this earth and usher in a new age. When Christ returns and brings the Kingdom of God with Him, it will entail a government that will have no end, and the age of man will actually come to an end. It would be a very important truth for the church to finally get on board with what Jesus was saying and meaning! Jesus was not merely talking about salvation, and He most definitely wasn’t talking about how to get to Heaven, the Son of God was talking about bringing God’s government to earth, complete with God’s laws and love.

 

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WHO IS KILLING THE CRYPTO MILLIONAIRES?

Are some of the cryptocurrency industry’s most important pioneers being targeted by someone?  We just learned that a 53-year-old cryptocurrency billionaire named Vyacheslav Taran has died, and he is the third big name to suddenly meet his maker in recent weeks.  So, is this just one giant coincidence, or is there some common denominator that links all three of them?  MORE>>>>>>>>


HEADLINES & STORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD: Week-48

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HEADLINES & STORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD: Week-48
 
November 27 - December 3
 
 
 
News Stories from Around the World:
Friday:

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Does God Care?

By Bob Barney

Jeremiah 12 Creation

New Century Version (NCV)

Jeremiah’s First Complaint

12 Lord, when I bring my case to you,
    you are always right.
But I want to ask you about the justice you give.
    Why are evil people successful?
    Why do dishonest people have such easy lives?
You have put the evil people here
    like plants with strong roots.
    They grow and produce fruit.
With their mouths they speak well of you,
    but their hearts are really far away from you.
But you know my heart, Lord.
    You see me and test my thoughts about you.
Drag the evil people away like sheep to be butchered.
    Set them aside for the day of killing.
How much longer will the land stay dried up
    and the grass in every field be dead?
The animals and birds in the land have died,
    because the people are evil.
Yes, they are even saying,
    “God does not see what happens to us.”

    Why do you tolerate wrongdoing?
Destruction and violence are before me;
    there is strife, and conflict abounds.
Therefore the law is paralyzed,
    and justice never prevails.
The wicked hem in the righteous,
    so that justice is perverted.

By Bob Barney

It's not just you, even some of the greatest people who ever lived including men who spoke for and with God often wondered why God allowed things to go a certain way. I wonder the same thing. I think, if God wanted the world to know about The Plain Truth and about God's plans for the future, then the LORD would shower our cause with readers and big money. Billionaires would wake up some morning, miraculously see God's plan and send millions of dollars to those trying to get the word out.  That may happen someday, but according to Jesus, it probably will not. Again, in the Minor Prophets of the Old Testament, the prophet named Habakkuk complains to God in the same way. Let's take a look at his plea to God. 

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Court: Air Force 'wrongly' dismisses religious exemption requests from unvaxxed airmen

'The evidence is undisputed'

Master Sgt. Matt Dillon, 911th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, performs a safe for maintenance observation on a C-17 Globemaster III at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pa., Nov. 3, 2022. Crew chiefs perform safe for maintenance observations to ensure they can safely conduct the scheduled maintenance for the day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joshua J. Seybert)

Master Sgt. Matt Dillon, 911th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, performs a safe for maintenance observation on a C-17 Globemaster III at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pennsylvania, Nov. 3, 2022. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joshua J. Seybert)