WorldNetDaily reported last week on an internet film that's been promoting false teaching and leading some away from Christianity. The film is titled "Zeitgeist," a film WorldNetDaily says documents "the close ties between ancient pagan religions and today's Christianity" and which "is 'antichrist' in nature, destroying the faith of believers by combining some astonishing truth with plenty of error."
The WorldNetDaily article features a video of a portion of the film, in which author and narrator Peter Joseph says, "Let's examine the most recent of the solar Messiahs," Jesus Christ. To Joseph, Jesus is just one of "numerous other sun gods."
WorldNetDaily writes that Joseph's film "concludes Jesus of Nazareth is merely a fictional character, a combination of many fabled solar messiahs." Watch the clip and you'll see that this is indeed the claim being made.
But Richard Rives is providing excellent Truth to counter Joseph's claims. Doing what the Bible calls all believers to do in 1 Thessalonians 5:21, Rives has tested everything that Joseph is falsly promoting as truth. To learn what, in fact, the Truth is, you can watch a video, also found in the WorldNetDaily article, that Rives has created to counter these claims. A link to Rives rebuttal website can also be accessed there.
Rives makes an excellent point in the article when he says "If [traditional] Christianity does not start telling the truth about the fact that many Christian traditions never had anything to do with Jesus, the antichrists will continue to claim a substantial victory."
What he's referring to is things like the fact that Jesus has nothing to do with December 25, and the false links that Christian theologians have promulgated regarding Easter and the supposed "three wise men." Read the Biblical accounts of the birth of Jesus and the wise men to find out the Truth and what it is that the Bible actually says (and doesn't say).
You can read the entire WorldNetDaily article, view the Joseph and Rives video clips, and access all of the resources at
This movie and accompanying Zeitgeist movement (Joseph is now taking his show on the road in the form of seminars) is just another reminder that we must always be fulfilling the call in 1 Thessalonians 5:21-22 which says, "Test everything. Hold on to the good. Avoid every kind of evil."
"The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron." 1 Timothy 4:1-2
"If anyone teaches false doctrines and does not agree to the sound instruction of our Lord Jesus Christ and to godly teaching, he is conceited and understands nothing." 1 Timothy 6:3-4.
"Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly. Their teaching will spread like gangrene." 2 Timothy 2:16
"For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths." 2 Timothy 4:3-4