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Hath God Said – DVD

A 52 minute high quality DVD summary of the detailed information contained in the ‘Time is the Ally of Deceit Study Series’ that consists of a 259 page book and five 1 Hr.+ DVDs. This powerful and concise DVD can be used to share the truth with others in a reasonable amount of time and is also the basis for our Faith of the Saints Evangelism Program It conveys the story of how pagan sun worship has infiltrated contemporary Christianity and continues to do so today. While providing some details, there is no way to provide thorough documentation of the historical events, in such a short period of time. For those who are interested in the details we recommend the Time is the Ally of Deceit Study Series which contains extensive documentation.

Articles, Christmas, Easter, Sabbath

Time is the Ally of Deceit – Book and 5 DVD Study Series


Join Richard Rives, author of the book Too Long in the Sun, for an overview of historical events that led to the abandonment of Biblical precepts and their replacement by Traditional Christianity.



Today Contemporary Christianity has not only allowed truth to fall, but it has thrown truth in the street as a gesture of religious tolerance and compromise. It has given the adversaries of scripture exactly what they need to substantiate their claims that what most present as Christianity is nothing more than redefined pagan mythology. Educated theologians know that; yet they continue to present a compromised gospel filled with pagan tradition that never had anything to do with Christ. There has never been a more important time in the history of mankind for those called out as servants of our Creator to confront the philosophy and vain deceit that would lead people away from our Savior. To order, call 877-992-8865

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Not Under The Law: Paul and the Truth | New book by Kent and Jodi Smith


The magnificence of our Creator is beyond our capacity to imagine.  If we question His wisdom, it’s time to check our sanity, because He’s really smart!
Get ready to experience the unity of the scriptures like never before!
Excellent new resource for sharing with those still caught in the deception of the ages!

Click here to order your copy today!

Check this new book out and you will be encouraged and shown how Paul does NOT teach that the Law was done away with as so many try to say.

Jan McFarland:

I feel this book accurately explains those sections of Scripture that can be confusing or appear that Paul is teaching that the ‘law’ is done away with. It puts those hard to be understood passages of Paul into context. “Not Under the Law” helped with my own understanding and also gives me concise answers for friends who are coming into Torah. All those, “What about this verse…” questions are easy to answer now because of this book. Paul did not preach or teach lawlessness. He did not and would not contradict the Word and this book shows why. It is a good reference to share with others!

Articles, Sabbath

Your Own Tradition

In the book of Mark we read of an instance when certain Pharisees and scribes confronted Jesus about the fact that some of his disciples were eating bread without first washing their hands – a specific ritual of hand washing being a tradition of the elders.

Jesus called them hypocrites, stating that while they honored Him with their lips, theIr hearts were far from Him. He said that it was in vain that they worshiped Him teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. Jesus said that they rejected the commandment of God in order that they might keep their own traditions.

What had happened is that the scribes and Pharisees had added their own rules and regulations to the laws of our Creator – man made traditions – some of which, if accepted, made the commandments of God impossible to keep.

We know from other scripture passages that Jesus openly violated some of those traditions such as healing a man on the sabbath – demonstrating that it is not wrong to do good on the sabbath day.

Today there are those who would lead us to believe that the fact that Jesus healed on the sabbath proves that we no longer have to concern ourselves with the fourth commandment – that Jesus himself broke that commandment.

But no – Jesus was falsely accused of breaking that commandment, when in fact all that He did was disregard the commandments of men that made it impossible to keep. He never broke any of the commandments, for if He had done so, He would not qualify as a sinless sacrifice.

In our day and age, just as in times past, religious leaders continue to reject the commandments of God in order that they might keep their own traditions: Not traditions that add to our Creators commandments but rather traditions that attempt to abrogate or do away with the commandments that He wrote in stone.

Some would tell us that as believers, under grace, we no longer have to concern ourselves with those commandments – while at the same time, aspects of worship, known to be pagan in origin, such as Easter, Christmas and Sunday rest – traditions of men – are defended. With the first four commandments gone – anything and everything can be ascribed to the worship of our Creator.

We have an adversary who cares not whether we add to God’s commandments or whether take away from them just as long as we are off the narrow path that leads to life.

Let us recall the admonition of the Psalmist: The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. The Lord himself will preserve His words forever and no man will ever add to or subtract from them.

Beware lest any man spoil YOU through philosophy and vain deceit, after the TRADITIONS OF MEN, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

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

Articles, Christmas, Sol Invictus - Mithra

Ashamed before Him at His coming

Historians recognize December 25 as a well known pagan birthday, honoring many of the ancient sun gods.

Those who attend our bible schools and seminaries are well aware of that fact; yet it is rare occasion when one of them will publicly admit it.

It’s easy to learn the origin of celebrations on December 25th. Encyclopedias plainly reveal the facts; and today, by way of the internet, with only a few minutes of research you will learn all you need to know. It was thought to be the birthday of pagan gods long before the time of Christ.

A good example is found in the fact that in Rome, a pagan temple for the sun god known as the Invincible sun, was dedicated on that day.

So why won’t Christian leaders tell us? They are ashamed of it. It cannot be defended; and they just don’t want to talk about it.

Do you think that perhaps there may be other things that we are not being told?

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

Articles, Christmas

Men Who Hold The Truth In Unrighteousness

Many highly educated people have come to the conclusion that Christianity is nothing more than a new version of pagan mythology. There are many examples.

One reason they believe that, is the fact that December 25th is known to have been considered the birthday of pagan gods long before the time of Christ. Even so, now, it is widely accepted as the birthday of our Savior.

Those folks think that we are stupid – but there is a difference between deception and stupidity. Many of us have been deceived by our religious leaders and teachers. I know that I was; and, when I found out, I knew that it was my responsibility to warn others. That is the purpose of these commentaries.

The book of Romans has something to say about those who reject the Gospel of Christ. We are told that: Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools. December 25th never had anything to do with the birth of our Savior, yet many pseudo intellectuals have believed the lies of the theologians to the extent that they have rejected Christ all together. What are we going to do about it?

Romans 1:18 speaks of those who withhold the truth in unrighteousness. We are told that the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against them.

In an information age that plainly reveals the pagan nature of December 25th. will we demand honesty or will we be complicit with those who purposefully withhold the truth?

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

Articles, Christmas, History, Sol Invictus - Mithra

December 25th, A Happy Birthday? – by Richard Rives

December 25th is well known as the birthday of various pagan gods.

A Roman calendar drawn up by a “Christian” in 354 A.D. (The Codex Calendar of 354) shows December 25 to be the birthday of Sol Invictus. Not only is it listed as a pagan birthday; but, it is listed as the most important pagan birthday of the whole year. It was celebrated in the Roman Circus with extra chariot races. This is the sun god that Constantine the Great worshipped while claiming to be a “Christian.” His coins state that he was “committed to Sol Invictus.” Constantines’ form of “Christianity” continues to influence Christianity today. December 25th is just Continue Reading

Articles, Easter

Biblical Christianity Confronts the Dawn Goddess – by Richard Rives

The renowned Oxford English Dictionary informs us that the name Easter is derived from the name of a goddess whose festival was celebrated at the time of the vernal equinox. We are told that she was originally known as the dawn goddess – no doubt the origin of sunrise celebrations at the time of Easter.

According to Venerable Bede, a seventh century Anglo-Saxon theologian, the English word Easter is derived from the name of the pagan fertility goddess Eostra. He tells us that “the heathen Anglo-Saxons called the fourth month “Esturmonath” after their goddess Eostra – another name representing the spring fertility goddesses such as Astarte or Ashtaroth, the goddess who was introduced into the British Isles by the Druids. In all actuality Easter is just another Continue Reading


Martin Luther, Sola Scriptura? – by Richard Rives

In the year 1517, the Protestant Reformation is known to have been initiated, when the German monk Martin Luther nailed his ninety five theses to the door of Wittenberg Church. It is commonly thought that the basis of the reformation was Sola Scriptura, or Scripture Only; the authority of scripture over that of church councils and the concept of Papal infallibility.

Today, while calling themselves Protestants, mainstream Christianity continues to adhere to pre-reformation church tradition that is in direct opposition to scripture. While reformation did occur in the 16th century; the proclamation of it, as being Sola Scriptura in nature, is misleading.

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Conclusion – by Richard Rives


Man has not been given the authority to add to, or take away from, the precepts of God. Yet, as in the garden of Eden, the serpent in an attempt to deceive asks:
“Hath God said?”


Yes, – He has spoken and the Word of God does not change!

When that Word became flesh and dwelt among men, the most religious of all Continue Reading

Articles, Sabbath, Textual Considerations

Romans 14 Meaning – by Richard Rives

Romans Chapter 14
has nothing to do with the seventh day sabbath.
It is in reference to fast days.

The Pharisees required fasting two days per week.
See Luke 18:12 …I fast twice in the week….

1Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations. 2For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs. 3Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not Continue Reading