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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

Articles, Textual Considerations

The Name Jesus – Sacred Name – Yahweh – KJV

The English translation of biblical text quoted in this book is that of the King James Version (KJV). When a more in depth understanding of scripture is necessary the “Masoretic Hebrew Text” and the “Received Greek Text” are used.

It will be necessary to talk about many pagan “gods” and “goddesses” as sun worship is discussed. As the purpose of this book is to make a clear distinction between the worship of pagan “gods” and the God of the Bible, we must also clearly distinguish between the title of the God of the Bible and other “gods.”

GOD / god: When the word “god” is spelled with a small “g” it will refer to the Satanic “gods” of paganism; those that oppose the true worship of the God of the Bible.

When the word “God” is spelled with a capital “G” it will refer to the “God” of the Bible, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. This word “God” was chosen by King James translators to represent the Continue Reading

Articles, Textual Considerations

The Hebrew Version of Matthew – Shem Tob Matthew, Shem Tov

“HEBREW MATTHEW”
Shem Tob – du Tillet – Munster

“Matthew collected the oracles (ta logia) in the Hebrew language, and each interpreted them as best he could.” – Papias (Eusebius, H.E. 3.39.16)

“Matthew also issued a written Gospel among the Hebrews n their own dialect while Peter and Paul were preaching at Rome and laying the foundations of the church.” – Irenaeus, Adv. Haer. 3.1.1

“As having learnt by tradition concerning the four Gospels, which alone are unquestionable in the Church of God under heaven, that first was written according to Matthew, who was once a tax collector but afterwards an apostle of Jesus Christ, who published it for those who from Judaism came to believe, composed as it was in the Hebrew language.” – Origen (Eusebius, H.E. 6.25.4)

Historical references do speak of a Hebrew gospel of Matthew.  Today there are those who present the Shem Tob version of Matthew as an accurate Continue Reading

Articles, Easter, Textual Considerations

Easter – Acts Chapter 12 King James Version, a common sense investigation

A COMMON SENSE INVESTIGATION

PREFACE

The King James version of the Bible is an excellent translation.  It is based on thousands of manuscripts that agree with each other, rather than on the corrupt manuscripts, which are the basis of most modern versions of the Bible.

In my opinion, it is the best, widely available, English version of the scriptures.   It is the English translation that I use and that I recommend to others.

However, IT IS NOT PERFECT.

Few people know that the translators of the King James version of the Bible were working under constraints.  Continue Reading

Textual Considerations

Jesus is NOT Zeus

THE ENGLISH NAME JESUS IS NOT DERIVED
FROM THE NAME OF THE PAGAN GOD ZEUS

It has been stated that the English name Jesus is derived from the name of the
Greek god Zeus.  There is no evidence
to support that theory.  Even so, that theory, without any solid evidence in its support, is being presented as fact.  This is outright deception.  It is confusing; and God is not the author of confusion.

Scriptures tell us that we are to “prove all things.”  In an effort to do so, I visited the epigraphical museum in Athens Greece, as well as many sites associated with Zeus
and his supposed son Dionysius to study inscriptions in order to determine if there could be any possible connection between the name Jesus and the name Zeus.
There is no connection!  

..Richard Rives, author of the book Too Long in the Sun standing in front of the Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens Greece

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