Thursday, February 27, 2014

Mithraism in christianity

Today aspects of Mithraism, the worship of the Persian sun god Mithra, are found among the major precepts of mainstream Christianity. About 20 years ago, I had no idea that was the case - but it’s true.

 What most people will never hear in church is that during the first few centuries after the time of Christ, Mithraism became one of the chief rivals of Christianity and its influences are still with us today.

 The first Biblical references to the Persian sun god Mithra are found in the Book of Ezra. The setting of the book opens with the city of Jerusalem having been destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar. Its treasures and the former inhabitants of Judaea are in Babylonian captivity. Darius, king of the Median Empire, had conquered the Babylonians; and Cyrus is now on the throne of the powerful Medo-Persian empire.

 In chapter one we read of a proclamation by Cyrus that the temple in Jerusalem should be rebuilt. Thus saith Cyrus King of Persia, The LORD God of heaven hath given me all the kingdoms of the earth; and he hath charged me to build him an house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah.

 While on the surface it would seem that Cyrus respected the God of the Bible, YHWH Elohim, that is really not the case. We find that when Cyrus would conquer an area it was his policy to restore the worship of the local gods.

 His favor toward the temple in Jerusalem is not indicative of his knowledge of YHWH: in fact, Scripture plainly states that Cyrus did not know the God of the Bible. Inscriptions on the famous Cyrus Cylinder document his worship of Marduk, also known in Babylon as Bel, or Baal. Even so, God used Cyrus to accomplish His purpose, just as He earlier had used Nebuchadnezzar.

 As we continue with the Biblical account, we are told, "Cyrus the king brought forth the vessels of the house of the LORD, which Nebuchadnezzar had brought forth out of Jerusalem, and had put them in the house of his gods; Even those did Cyrus king of Persia bring forth by the hand of Mithredath the treasurer; Notice the name Mithredath. The meaning of that name as found in the Book of Ezra is "The Gift of Mithra."

 The influence of Mithraism did not end in Old Testament times. Today many aspects of Contemporary Christianity have nothing to do with Jesus and are actually "The Gift of Mithra." Let’s return that gift back to its rightful owner.

 As you may know, I have produced a Book and 5 DVD Study Series entitled Time is the Ally of Deceit. The Study Series exposes the blending of pagan sun worship with the faith of those who walked and talked with Christ - a blend that took place step by step - over time - thus the title Time is the Ally of Deceit. If you’re interested in more information regarding the Mithraism, the Study Series is available in the World Net Daily Superstore. The third chapter and third DVD provide a wealth of information regarding the Persian sun god. You can also learn more by visiting my website

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

Friday, October 11, 2013

Great quotes

"Beloved, God is not a cosmic vending machine!" - Ron Hembree

"I was invited to a gathering one time, where their brochure announced there would be a worship leader demonstrating radical worship... the term "radical worship" did cause me to think of a couple of instances in the Bible which I would describe as being radical worship. Job, a righteous man, afflicted by Satan with God´s permission so that he lost almost everything, and was afflicted with a very severe skin disease and sat in a pile of ashes, worshipping God. I would call that very radical." -George H. Warnock

"You dedicate and then God consecrates." - Keith Daniel

 "Men tell us they were thrilled when John Hyde prayed. They were stirred to their inmost being when he just pleaded the name "Jesus! Jesus! Jesus!" and a baptisim of love and power came upon them. But it was not John Hyde: it was the Holy Spirit of God whom one consecrated man, filled with that Spirit, brought down upon all around him. May we not all become "Praying Hydes"?' - Anonymous

 "If no immediate choice has to be made, one should wait. The Lord orders our stops as well as our steps. When the time comes that a decision must be made, one can proceed in the direction that seems best. As you conscientiously seek His guidance, He will not let you make a wrong choice." - George Mueller

 "A soul-winner can do nothing without God. He must cast himself on the Invisible, or be a laughing-stock to the devil, who regards with utter disdain all who think to subdue human nature with mere words and arguments." - Charles Spurgeon

Monday, January 23, 2012

Mobile blogging

I will get more into this and post my bloggs more often. Sorry to the huge number of followers....4.... Who joined expecting wisdom and insight.... Well, maybe soon

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Good sayings

“The greatest threat to a government is people who think for themselves,” ~ US Congressman Ron Paul.

"You cannot get sick enough to help sick people get better.
You cannot get poor enough to help poor people thrive. It is only in your thriving that you have anything to offer anyone.
If you're wanting to be of an advantage to others, be as tapped in, tuned in, turned on as you can possibly be."
~ Abraham-Hicks


"Only when the last tree is cut; only when the last river is polluted; only when the last fish is caught; only then will they realize that you cannot eat money."
~ Cree Indian Prophecy

"The man who knows what freedom means will find a way to be free." ~ F.A. Harper

"To disarm the people... was the best and most effectual way to enslave them."
~ George Mason

"Many people would sooner die than think; In fact, they do so." ~ Bertrand Russell

"Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live." ~ Norman Cousins

"A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves"
~ Edward R. Murrow

"How fortunate for politicians that people do not think."
~ Adolf Hitler

"In Germany, they came first for the Communists, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist; And then they came for the trade unionists, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist; And then they came for the Jews, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew; And then they came for me. ..... And... by that time there was no one left to speak up"
~ Pastor Martin Niemöller

"The Truth is heavy, therefore few care to carry it."
~ Anonymous

"Tell a Lie That is Big Enough, and Repeat it Often Enough, and the Whole World Will Believe It" ~ Joseph Goebells

"If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it." ~ Julius Caesar

"It is no measure of health to be 'well adjusted' to a profoundly sick society." ~ Krishnamurti

"When one loses the deep intimate relationship with nature, then temples, mosques and churches become important." ~ Krishnamurti

For all the "Bible thumpers" out there...;
~ Galatians 4:16
Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?

"The ultimate ignorance is the rejection of something you know nothing about and refuse to investigate."
~ Dr. Wayne Dyer

"Ignorance is the natural state of mankind, it takes continuous effort to change that. Those who don't read, who don't have a life style of self-educating, who aren't growing in knowledge and understanding, have no idea what is coming down the road..."~ Brian Dekoekkoek

"I know that most men, including those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the simplest truth if it would oblige them to admit the falsity of conclusions which they have delighted in explaining to colleagues, proudly taught to others, and which they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabric of their lives."~ Leo Tolstoy

How the world works, shown as an Australian outback story

How the world works, shown as an Australian outback story

It's a slow day in a dusty little town. The sun is beating down and the streets are deserted. Times are tough, everybody is in debt, and everybody attempts to survive on credit

On this particular day a tourist from down south is driving through town , he stops at the local Hotel and lays a $100 bill on the desk saying he wants to hire a room for a few hours for a shower etc.

He is given keys to a room and as soon as the man walks upstairs, the owner grabs the $100 bill and runs next door to pay his debt to the Butcher.

The Butcher takes the $100 and runs down the street to repay his debt to the pig farmer.

The pig farmer takes the $100 and heads off to pay his bill at the Farmers Co-op.

The guy at the Farmer's Co-op takes the $100 and runs to pay his drinks bill at the hotel.

The publican puts the $100 back on the counter so the traveller will not suspect anything.

When the traveler comes down the stairs, he buys a drink and pockets the remainder of the money, and leaves town.

No one produced anything. No one earned anything.

However, the whole town is now out of debt and looking to the future with a lot more optimism.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how the Australian Government is (& most other Govts) are conducting business today.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Ignorance is bliss, but still ignorance

Just a quick note about all the experts out there. A favourite saying I heard in the last few weeks is:

"The ultimate ignorance is the rejection of something you know nothing about, & refuse to investigate" (Wayne Dyer).
Or as in scripture
1Peter 2:15-16 Because thusly is the will of Yahweh: doing good to muzzle the ignorance of foolish men, as free men yet not as if having freedom for a cover for evil, but as servants of Yahweh.

So we are assisted to seek truth & ignore foolish people. Some people's belief is their truth, but it is not necessarily THE truth. It is a fine line.

More on this later, but a final brief line from the book of truth. These saying manifest themselves thru so called wise me. I heard someone the other day saying his father always said, don't argue with a fool because that creates 2.

Similarly here we have:
Pro 26:4 Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.

But the very next line says to do the opposite. Why? Maybe so that the fool cannot get away with a lie & believe himself to be a speaker of truth.
Pro 26:5 Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.

So stand up for your truth, whatever it be.

Welcome to truth as I see it

This will be a repository of all my views on a few subjects. I want to have a simple link to a site where I can send people to read rather than repeat in emails. Makes sense (to me at least). There are many things that distract everyone everyday...all driven by the black box in your 'living room' (or your propaganda room). Do you live there? If so, there is more to life than listening to state-sanctioned propaganda on a mass scale. Get out & search the truth yourself. My self-discovery began many years ago. Little did I know that was not me! I continue & seek truth as I see it, backed by scripture.

Welcome to the may find the blue pill or the red pill here. Either way you are already in the matrix. What you choose as your opinion is yours alone. You live with it. As do I.

See you on the inside