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Beware Jim Richards' False Doctrine

Updated on August 23, 2017

Dr. Jim Richards Teaches Jesus as a Sinner

This short article examines 1 key doctrine of Dr. James B. Richards of Impact Ministries. Using his video quotes I will explain and expose this false doctrine. I contacted Dr. Jim Richards and asked him to address the error and he has neglected to privately or publicly reject his heretical teaching. I feel the doctrine must be exposed so that you can make an informed decision between what the Bible teaches about Jesus and what Dr. Richards believes.

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Dr. James B. Richards, Impact Ministries Creation to Calvary Video

Jim Richards exposes his belief about Jesus becoming a sinner in the Creation to Calvary Video that he displayed on his Impact Ministries Website. This video has now been updated but I recommend that you click the link below so you can watch the original for yourself. Although you will hear him say that Jesus was born without a sin nature he believes that while he was on the cross " he literally became our sin" says Jim and around the 3min - 3:30sec mark of the video he reinforces this teaching by saying "god supernaturally made all our sins to meet together in Jesus and he literally became our sin"..."it would not satisfy justice for somebody else to pay for your sin the sinner had to pay for your sin so Jesus

literally had to become my sin and your sin in order to pay the price we owed". Did you catch that? He called Jesus a sinner! This is blasphemy and an attack on the sinless blood of Jesus, and no small error for the teacher or the student!

Creation to Calvary Video Link

Watch as Jim Richards shares his belief about Jesus becoming a sinner 3:25-3:35 mark.

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Did Jesus become a sinner as Jim Richards says?

The question becomes did Jesus carry our sin as a burden or did he literally become a sinner? It may seem like a small difference but we are not splitting hairs here we are establishing whether Jesus was a sinless man who has the power to save us with his sinless blood or did he die a sinner with no saving power. Why does this matter? If you are following the "Sinner Jesus" that Dr. Richards preaches then you are following another Jesus which I will describe in the next section. First I will address the fact that The Holy Bible does not support Jim Richards' belief and it is made evident in the following scriptures:

1) Isaiah 53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

Comment This passage establishes that all our sins were laid on Jesus not that it was placed in him or that he committed sin. To say that Jesus became the burden that was laid on him is to say that he became a murderer, a rapist, a thief, and a liar. How then could his blood have remained pure enough to purchase our souls and continually take away our sin even now? Jesus did not become a possessed madman on the cross and to say that he did is blasphemy.

2) 1John 3:5 And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.

3) John 1:29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.

Comment These passages establish that Jesus came to take away our sin not to become a sinner because as it further states in him is no sin.

4) 1Peter 3:18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:

Comment There are many more scriptures I could list because the whole Bible establishes the doctrine of the sacrifice of the just for the unjust as this 4th scripture does. Which makes it so obvious that Jim Richards " unjust for the unjust" teaching is from another gospel and another Jesus. In fact this Bible principle of the just for the unjust sacrifice is well understood by the general public since it is commonly replicated in the plots of popular movies like Les Miserables, Armageddon, and The Guardian.

5) Acts 2:30-32 Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne; He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption. This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.

Conclusion Jesus was a sinless man. Not just because he was miraculously born of a virgin but because Jesus is the Son of God! As a result of his sinless nature he was acceptable as the perfect sacrifice. Unblemished in every way and able to pay the ultimate price through his sacrifice for our sin. He paid it! The just for the unjust. The price could never be paid by a sinner: 1Peter 1:19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:

Ref neverthirsty.org

What to do with a False Teacher

  1. Judge their doctrine and identify them (not their heart or motive but their doctrine) - John 7:24
  2. Try them to see if their teaching matches the Bible - Revelation Chapter 2
  3. Mark them and avoid them - Romans Chapter 16:17
  4. Rebuke them sharply - Titus 1:13
  5. Have no fellowship with false apostles teaching false doctrine - Ephesians 5:11
  6. Withdraw from them - II Thessalonians 3:6, 3:14-15, II Timothy 3:5-7
  7. Don't receive them into your house including tracts, magazines, books, DVD's or TV programs - II John 1:10-11
  8. Reject them as Heretics after second admonition - Titus 3:10-11
  9. Public Rebuke - Galatians 2:11-14, II Timothy 4:10, I Timothy 1:18-20, II Timothy 2:15-18, III John 9

More on Another Gospel, Another Jesus

Dr. Jim Richards is preaching another gospel who's main character is a man named Jesus who became a sinner. This sinner is not the same Jesus as we learn about in the bible which means he is preaching another Jesus. Here is what the Bible says about the matter:

Galatians 1:8,9 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. 9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any [man] preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.

The man who preaches a false gospel is judged by God and his judgement is written here in the Holy Bible. We all make mistakes and need to repent of them but there are also consequences for our sins, real life consequences. Pray that Jim Richards repents of this false doctrine before he and his many followers are eternally destroyed by it.

I will publicly post any correction or retraction of false doctrine supplied to me by Dr. James Richards below this final paragraph which outlines how he feels similar situations that destroy innocent people should be handled.

In Dr. James B. Richards Blog, Greasy Grace or Righteous Faith he says the following in the second to last paragraph: Those who preach grace as mercy, or any hint of irresponsibility must repent and publicly correct their erroneous doctrine. Likewise those who oppose and speak against grace must repent of their doubt and publicly rectify their error. Both sides of this conflict are destroying innocent people who are looking to us to point them to the Life promised in the Lord Jesus!"

This space is reserved for Jim Richards public correction for his unrepentant teaching of a false gospel and false Jesus. While this black box remains there is no retraction. Jim has read this article.

Beware of Jim Richards and False Teaching

Jim Richards is preaching the same doctrine as Kenneth Copeland. It is false doctrine that attacks Jesus' sinless blood. Listen.

Run from False Teachers - Carter Conlon

What do you believe?

Do you believe that Jim Richards is preaching about another Jesus?

If You Believe Jesus Became a Sinner Then...

You don't understand the gospel and the sinless blood of Jesus

Maybe you can explain how dirty blood can redeem dirty blood?

Do you wash your clothes with a handful of dirt instead of detergent?

When you get your oil changed why don't you refill it with someone else's old oil?

Maybe you think paying a court fine with counterfeit money won't cause any problems!

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      Milly B 20 months ago

      I am convinced that most of you have seldom or no challenges in life. If any of you ever have to weather a storm challenge in life, you will stop criticizing and stop beating each other up to work out your solution...may God Grant all of you the season of challenge where you will have to run to this man's books and make good use of his material helping you overcome your struggle---God Bless and keep all of you and May Jesus pour into you His Love and Compassion...

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      V. J. 22 months ago

      After having listened to and read much of Jim Richards teachings, I believe your analysis of what he teaches and believes to be entirely false. His teaching about who Jesus is and His grace is entirely biblical and has helped many people get out from under the legalistic teachings of many churches. Legalism keeps people in bondage and does not let them see the awesome love, grace and blessings that the Lord has for humanity.

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      Miki 2 years ago

      your nuts! I have my Doctorate in Biblical Studies and your nut!

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      Penny 2 years ago

      Such a waste of time. You need deliverance!

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      Penny 2 years ago

      Such a waste of time. You need deliverance!

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      Lynn 2 years ago

      You have totally missed what Dr. Richards is saying. You're eyes are still closed. Eileen has it right. Re-read her comment. Jesus opened the door for each one of us to confess our sins. If He had not done that there would not be the open door for us.

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      Eileen 3 years ago

      Jesus was a man with out sin, while he was healing & teaching,he was without sin until the Cross! While he was out in the wilderness for 40 days,Satan tempted him with the word of God & Jesus also came back with the word of God, shutting the mouth of Satan!! I also know the word of God good, & U can twist it all u want but u are wrong!!! When Jesus Christ was on the Cross he became a sinner by carrying every sin in the past & the future!! Why do U think he cried out to his own father(God) & said" father father why have you forsaken me" Jesus knew why even thou he said it, it was cause he was full of sin, carrying it for all people! You are the one that is being a Pharisee trying to lead people a stray! Kenneth Copeland & Joseph Prince & Andrew Wommack all speak the same Truth!! That is why in chapter John Jesus said over & Over that the Truth shall set u free! You trying to quote the scriptures like Satan & the Pharisee's did are leading people astray!!! Notice that Jesus also said in John, to the Pharisee's that they live by the old law but he is the new covenant! They were Blind like you are! I ask God to Bless you right now in The Name of Jesus Christ, those who come against us, we shall also bless them(our enemies) he will deal with u in the way he needs to!!

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      MrWidemouth 3 years ago

      @fender88: Why don't you listen to the audio file provided, then you can hear Jim say "the sinner had to die for your sins" I'm glad you think that calling Jesus a sinner is a big problem, just as I do. Don't forget to listen.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      What does 2 Corinthians 5:21 mean? "For he hath made him [to be] sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him." Sin being the greek word Hamartia, meaning lawlessness or to miss the mark.. Richards does not say Jesus went to hell and become a sinner or died spiritually. The doctine of substitutionary sacrifice is well established in Christian doctrine throughout the centuries. Please explain the above verse is Jesus didn't become sin for us. It is one thing to become a sin substitute and something to be a sinner. Of course Jesus was not a sinner or He couldn't provide the perfect substitutionary sacrifice for us

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      fender88 3 years ago

      Jim Richards never said Jesus was a sinner, He said Jesus was a Man, and all men are tempted. There is no temptation without the chance you could fall to that temptation.This fact makes Jesus qualified to qualify us as righteous to God. If Jesus didn't truly become a man {the son of man} then his sacrifice was meaningless. I have listened to every sermon available by Jim for 16 years and he has NEVER said Jesus was a Sinner. You are either a liar or ignorant of the truth. Try loving instead of thinking you are Gods doctrinal watchdog. You are totally wrong on this one. How many more "correctional" words of wisdom do you have for the world?

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      MrWidemouth 4 years ago

      @anonymous: You are incorrect about what Jim said. He said "the sinner had to pay for your sin". You are correct about the doctrine. Praise the Lord!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Jim Richards is not a false teacher of the Gospel. Jesus did not say Jesus was a sinner. In fact if you truly listen to From Creation to Calvary, Dr. Richards clearly states that Jesus lived a sinless life. He states that Jesus became sin on the Cross, that Jesus became sin for all mankind. Can you not see the error in your ways and that your judgment and criticism is very unfounded. It really makes you rather immature in your faith. Sad. Very Sad!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      here's the most important question... is Dr. Jim Richards a born again believer and is he teaching the only way is through Christ? If he is, then that should be the end of it. Believers are spending WAAAAAAAAAAY to much time nit-picking about which doctrine is the 'official' doctrine. We are supposed to be fighting the devil not each other. We are ALL brothers and sisters in Christ if we have accepted Him as our Lord and Savior. It's not dependant on our doctrine, race, color of skin, background, or anything earthly. We will be praising God beside Amish, Catholics, Mormons, Pentecostal, Mennonite, Hutterite, JW's, Baptist, even the Westborough Baptists, post trib believers, mid-trib believers, pre-trib believers, and anyone else who has acceptedreceived Christ. It's not our job on this planet to judge - that'll happen soon enough. If Dr. Richards is wrong in his teaching then he WILL be held accountable to it. If he is in sin then he will be found out like everybody else does. Now lets get out there and kick the Hell out of this world!

      As for my 'name'... in the originals the word Christian was never used, just 'believer'. And that's what we all are - Believers.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: the problem with so many who believe Jesus became sin literally,is that they seem to not have any background in the languages. it is very important to have a working knowledge of hebrew and greek to be able to teach adequately others if one is a teacher of the word of God. most of this "Jesus going to hell" jazz comes from the pathetic paperback theolgy of E.W.Kenyon. the sad part is his works have been plagerized by Ken Hagin,Ken Copeland and others word for word or thought for thought. Kenyon's ideas are what Richards teaches and most of his listeners have no idea that being made to be sin was Kenyon's idea. Being dead spiritually is the same as being a sinner. i've read many responses from his followers who don't realize when says "He was made to be sin'' = spiritual death=sinner.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I don't believe Richards was stating or claiming Jesus to be a sinner or that he 'was' a sinner. What he is establishing is the transferance of the sin upon his natural body. You would agree that Jesus was being sinned against and that every part of His human flesh was being afflicted, bruised and chastised.....for what....for our iniquity! Richards suggests that on a molecular level Jesus body manifested the sin (molecular) nature as being put upon him. We all have to agree that Jesus never sinned and broke God's law....that is why He could be the perfect unblemished sacrifice. Richards is right on the money with his teaching about sin manifesting in our 'members'....even Elijah learned about them dry bones! Don't toss this very powerful teaching for a misunderstanding, perception or interpretation. Dr. Richards is not perfect and will come into error.....to err is human!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      dear irishman, according to you we must not be descerning about any ministry. it's ok to blaspheme the the person of christ and his atoning work at calvary in regard to becoming literally sin. we are to defend the faith once delivered to the saints not ministries that contradict the truth of the gospel. the admonition that you state that the bible says about not going public is for the local church anyway. i assume you never read about paul naming names like ''alexander the coppersmith did me much harm" or ''demos has left having loved this present world'' or ''mark them that cause divisions'' which are those who teach false doctrines?

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      MrWidemouth 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Brian, Jim called Jesus "the sinner" do you also call Jesus "the sinner"! If not then you disagree with Jim just like I do!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Hear, hear!!!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Exactly. What a lot of nonsense this website is.

      "Him who knew no sin he MADE to be SIN on our behalf; that we might BECOME the righteousness of God in him. (Douay-Rheims Bible) 2 Cor 5:21

      Jesus was treated as a Saint? No, As SIN? Yes. He was treated as SIN, Treating AS is not the same as treating somebody BECAUSE. If Jesus was not treated as SIN then the exchange would not have been complete. He who knew no sin was treated as we who knew no righteousness. In exchange for our sin we are the RIGHTEOUNESS OF GOD!

      I thank God that His Son, Jesus, was made sin for me!

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      MrWidemouth 4 years ago

      @anonymous: You mean publishing evil about others like saying "Jesus is a sinner"? Yes, it is a great evil that is why I wrote the article. I called his attention to it first and he did not want to correct his statement. Please provide scripture for your assertion that going public is a gift from Satan.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      i don't believe Richard is preaching error in anyway, but you who like to publish evil about others are in great error, Richard is right according to scripture in which way you interprete it wether Jesus became our sin or our sins was laid on Him, YOU BE CAREFUL HOW YOU DISTROY YOUR OWN PEOPLE OUT OF ENVY AND JEALOSY. If you think he is wrong the bible says to call his attention to it not for you to go public, this is the gift from satan, just repent because this is how we blindly allow satan to use us against ourself, is happening almost everywhere in the body of christ. i will be praying for you that God will grant you a heart to repent. God bless

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      pastor len smith

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      MrWidemouth 4 years ago

      @anonymous: chisaitenshi, I appreciate your comments very much.

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      MrWidemouth 4 years ago

      @anonymous: How do you take Jim call Jesus "the sinner" out of context?

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      MrWidemouth 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Excellent comments Patricia, I agree wholeheartedly.

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      MrWidemouth 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Yes Steve he did. You need to listen to the audio file or watch the video link at the precise time noted in the article.

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      MrWidemouth 4 years ago

      @anonymous: For calling Jesus a sinner? I'm quoting word for word here. You must not have listened to the audio file. It is Dr. Richards who needs to apologize to the Lord and to his followers.

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      MrWidemouth 4 years ago

      @anonymous: There is no mistake please listen to the audio file. Dr. Richard's mistake was to call Jesus a sinner. That requires apology.

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      MrWidemouth 4 years ago

      @WriterJanis2: Thank you Janis. Sorry it took me so long to reply. I appreciate your comments.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: ALL the different versions of the Bible seem to be saying what Jim Richards said. Strange how people who do not understand the scriptures are so ready to call ministers who do a "False Prophet". Way to go, Naomi!

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      MrWidemouth 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Dear Vladimir, it is too bad that you can not see the value in protecting sound doctrine and defending the true gospel. How do you know that I don't minister to the lost and the sick. If you think doctrine purity is nonsense then you fall into the category of a fool.

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      MrWidemouth 4 years ago

      @anonymous: "To be" sin is not to "be a sinner", there is a big difference. The unblemished lambs did not become spotted when the sin was laid on them - they became a replacement for sin.

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      MrWidemouth 4 years ago

      @anonymous: To retract false statements about our Lord and Saviour is Christian. I haven't seen an example of that from Jim.

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      MrWidemouth 4 years ago

      @anonymous: All in the name of Jesus? You seem to be misrepresenting Jesus almost as bad as Jim. The fact is that I made it so you could listen to Jim Richard's words. There is not twisting and no retraction from Jim.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      You are really twisting Jim Richard's words. You need to check yourself and repent for being an angry little bitch with a self righteous stick in your ass. All in the name of Jesus of course. ;)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: awesome scripture Naomi! We need the church to learn about the science of God....it's all his. "For His people suffer for lack of knowledge" Hosea 4:6

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      2 Cor 5:21 -

      English Standard Version (©2001)

      For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

      New International Version (©1984)

      God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

      New American Standard Bible (©1995)

      He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

      Holman Christian Standard Bible (©2009)

      He made the One who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

      International Standard Version (©2012)

      God made the one who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that God's righteousness would be produced in us.

      King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)

      For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

      Aramaic Bible in Plain English (©2010)

      For he who had not known sin made himself to become sin in your place, that we would become the righteousness of God in him.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Wow I really thought you would have a good argument on Jim but I don't think you have anything here. Wasted time reading your blog. Go do something productive. Minister to the lost and heal the sick rather than write none sense.

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      MrWidemouth 5 years ago

      @anonymous: There is a big difference between Jesus becoming a substitute for us and actually becoming sin. Listen to the audio file.

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      MrWidemouth 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Sound doctrine is eternally important Sherie. It's not persecution. I went to the man first and reported the error only to have him ignore the heresy.

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      MrWidemouth 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Mike, he changed the video recently so I will have to re-watch it and report back. I included an audio file just above the black box so please listen to that at 3:25 sec to 3:35 and you will see that my logic is tight!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I am a Pentecostal Minister from Canada. Someone from my Church saw Dr. Richards in a neighboring town and brought some CD's that I listened to. I was personally tremendously shocked by his departure from normal Christian Doctrine. HOWEVER, in the video link you supplied that you claim Dr. Richards claims that Jesus was a sinner, he does not do that. He simply quotes the Bible where it says Jesus became sin for us. Tighten up your logic please.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Rather ddeclare the GOOD NEWS than persecute a man of God. When will there be mercy in Christ's body! You do not display the fruits by this witchhunt! Love covers all.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Pastor, Scripture does not say that Jesus 'became a sinner", it does say that Jesus became sin. "For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him." 2Corinthians 5:21.

      You don't have to 'bring God down", He came down on His Own. Jesus is God in the flesh and He was God on the Cross reconciling all of us back to Himself, paying our sin debt in full once and for all and for all mankind, and He arose victorious from death, hell and the grave and has returned to His rightful place- seated at the Right Hand of God The Father in Heaven constantly interceding on our behalf. thank You Jesus, that we may know You and the power of Your resurrection and all that You suffered and died so violently to give us.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      what do you do with this scripture? "For He (God) made Him (Jesus) who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him."

      2Corinthians 5:21 New King James

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: 2 Cor. 5:21

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      You don't have enough to do.

      Get busy and help some people

      and leave good people alone.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      You really did a lot research on this lens. Great job!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: amen

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      2Cor5:21 clearly states that God MADE him who had no sin to BECOME sin that we in him might BECOME the righteousness of God. Did you think God meant this metaphorically? Then maybe our salvation is also metaphorical. Study Abraham's life and how God saw his faith and ACCOUNTED(put in his account) it to him AS righteousness. After that even when Abraham blatantly lies and gives/allows his wife to a heathen king, God never accuses him but judges the heathen kings who protest to be innocent (and God agrees, protecting them by not allowing them to touch her) because they have been duped. This is because when God says He does something, He actually means that's what He has done. True story!

      You need to accept you made a mistake and apologise to Dr Richards. Your motives are only of importance to God.

      Bless.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      It seems this man DR. Jim Richards is due an apology.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I think who ever posted this article needs to re-examine the reason Christ was crucified on the cross. Christ has to bore our sins so that we could become sinless. Jesus was born sinless, Jesus was nailed on that cross sinless. But, during the final moments, Christ took our sins so that we could be forgiven and become cleansed of our sin, so that we could start to live a rightous life through "Grace". Jim never said Jesus was a sinner.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      2 Cor. 5:21 says : He hath made Him to be sin for us who knew no sin, that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him. - This makes it pretty clear that Jesus had no personal sin or sinful nature of His own, within Himself, but that it was imputed sinfulness, our sin charged to his account. In that sense he took on our likeness and sin as if it were His own in order to die in our place; He switched places with us and bore in His person all the full force of the misery, darkness, chaos and eternal separation that goes with sin. But the key words are "as if". He was still without sin as the scripture says. If as the theologians of old say, sin is our very nature, then Him being MADE sin for us makes sense. I am not sure what Richards is saying. It would seem that one cannot be a sinner and be without sin at the same time, so clearly Jesus didn't suddenly develop a sinful nature of His own. If he means that Jesus for a moment in time experienced all that it means to be a lost, damned sinner,and bore all the anguish and misery and penalty that entails I think that is acceptable but if he means that Jesus literaly became sinful within Himself, I don't think so. That would cancel out the sinlessness needed to pay the penalty. Again, the word imputation is key. If I pay your parking tickets or do your jail time for a crime, I stand in your stead and pay the penalty just as if it was me, but the reality still is that it was you who parked illegally or who did the crime, not me. I've switched places with you so that I pay the penalty as if I did the crime and you go free as if you did not, but reality hasn't changed one iota in terms of who is sinless and who is not. I'm still the innocent stepping in in mercy towards the guilty and you're still the guilty enjoying the freedom and blessing of the innocent. Since this is a serious matter that could have the effect of negating some of Christ's glory, Jim should share that concern and be willing to explain in a patient way ala 2 Timothy 2:25. This is a scriptural responsibility for those who teach publicly and they should not be too lofty to be patient with folks who are disturbed by something they say and want clarification if their concern is truly that the glory and honor of Christ is upheld in all things.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      You took Dr. Richard's words out of context. Check your own motives, and align your own life.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thank You Jesus for becoming sin so that I could be made righteous, and raised up in heavenly places with you. And for the record Jesus HATES religion because all it is, is a man made path to God, and we can not go to the father but through HIm, and in order to do that we have to be in HIM.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Jesus cannot become a sinner because He is God as well as a man. God is sinless unless you want to bring God down in your own mindheart to your own level. Just because I carry your baggage for you I do not become the baggage. Get it? The whole argument is specious and without merit.

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      MrWidemouth 5 years ago

      @JoshK47: Thanks for joining in on the conversation Josh, as you can see we are lonely voices in the wilderness here. I'm going to try to find out which book you are referring to - pretty scary comments from Jim.

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Interesting read - thank you for sharing!

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      MrWidemouth 5 years ago

      @conse68: Do you think it matters if we follow a "sinner" Jesus or a "sinless" Jesus? Or do you think that any Jesus will do and that these questions are foolish? Child like faith doesn't mean to be like a child with doctrine. The Bible is a sword that is used to divide. Do you disagree? If so please site scriptures

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      conse68 5 years ago

      Titus 3:9-11 "but shun foolish questionings, genealogies, strife, and disputes about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain. Avoid a factious man after a first and second warning; knowing that such a one is perverted, and sins, being self-condemned." Beware of those who come from among us who are divisive. They show a lack of the fruit of the spirit and we need to be discerning. People who slander those who profess and preach Jesus Christ is Lord. I have a Masters Degree Cum Laude in Theology and was able to win arguments through "wise and persuasive words" however it does not bring life but death. I know come to Christ with a childlike faith. Seek to love God with all my heart and love and encourage others. Feeding the poor and telling others the Good News now preoccupies me and no longer do I need to be critical of others in the church who are trying their best to build the Kingdom due to my own insecurities. Lets ask ourselves what truly matters and lets build and not break down!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: In any debate it is the issue at stake that is to be addressed. Instead, you resort to character defamation, and anyone with noodles in their head can spot the obvious clown.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Dear Putoff,

      The only thing that puts people off of Christianity is when they never know the real gospel in the first place. Once they know the real gospel they know the real love of Jesus and His covenant-keeping power, grace and mercy. Jesus specifically states in the gospels that he came to bring division not peace, because of belief in Him in will cause divisions in families. He is the Prince of Peace, but he never promises a life without conflict. It is more about which side of the war you are on. When it comes to the truth about who He is, it is non-negotiable. I believe Widemouth is carefully discerning what is a dangerous divergence in Jim Richards teaching regarding the true gospel. If there is any doubt on this, the burden is on Dr. Richards to clear himself. I might add that you know nothing of Widemouth's other activities other than this website. He may feed hundreds of orphans and widows. Both doctrine and life are important, not just life.

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      MrWidemouth 6 years ago

      @Colnago: Colnago, The true gospel certainly does need defending and preserving. Jim Richards has espoused false doctrine and poisoned the gospel of redemption through the sinless blood of Jesus. Jim Richards has his knickers tied in a knot about this statement too since he will not recant his statement that condemns Jesus as a sinner. You can jump up and down and claim Jim Richard's godliness until the end of time but I can assure you that no godly man can call Jesus a sinner without fallout. I have marked the one causing division and supported it with sound doctrine and scriptural references I also went to Jim directly prior to writing this article which is also scriptural. You should take warning and not follow the marked man who teaches a false Jesus - you may not listen to this but I hope you do and I certainly don't think this is a funny matter.

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      Colnago 6 years ago

      Widemouth, Jesus doesn't need defending, Jim Richards doesn't need defending, you have your knickers in a knot over one statement JB Richards made. I personally know the fruits of this man's ministry and I assure he he is a very godly man. I cannot say the same for your fruits so therefore.....The Bible also says mark those who cause divisions, and yes, that is you. I know you won't listen to this ....funny that.

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      MrWidemouth 6 years ago

      @Colnago: Dear Colnago,

      What money are you referring to? 13 cents? What is shameful is that Jim Richards makes $10,000's preaching about a "sinner Jesus". I guess he's the one leeching off another man's name and you are right it's not good and he should stop, repent and preach the sinless Jesus of the Bible.

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      Colnago 6 years ago

      Widemouth...It is shamefull that you are making money off a lens like this attacking a man off God! Are you getting many visits from JB Richards Facebook page? Making moneyy of another ministry are you? Have a look at all your tags? Maybe you are just leeching of another man's name. Not good.

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      MrWidemouth 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Hi puttoff, I'm guessing you don't think Jim calling Jesus "the sinner" on his Creation to Calvary Video is harmful and shameful for all new and potential converts. Even Sunday school children know better than to call Jesus a sinner. People are put off Christianity when they follow another Jesus, the Jesus with sin that Jim is preaching. God wants division from false prophets and false teaching and I certainly will help feed the hungry.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I think what you are doing here is harmful and shameful.It appears you would rather be right above all else.No wonder people are put off christianity with this kind of thing going on.Instead of creating divisions,do something helpful,like feed the hungry.

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      MrWidemouth 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Hi Ian, I would be happy to address any specific concerns that you have but you haven't offered a scholarly rebuttal. Please do.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I AM NOT SURPRISED AMERICA HAS PROBLEMS, WHILE CLOWNS LIKE YOU GUY'S SPEW OUT YOUR RUBBISH.

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      yourgoldenfuture 6 years ago

      good you wrote this lens... that he does not answer... shows he has to hide something...

      Jesus taught about the wolfs in sheep clothing who came to devour even the elected...

      be blessed richly!

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      MrWidemouth 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Hi msboop, If Jim were a true man of God would he have not taken the video down and

      made corrections as well as a public retraction just as he asks for from other ministers? The Gospel of Jesus Christ requires defense and I will not keep quiet about false doctrine and neither should you! Ezekiel 33

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      MrWidemouth 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Hi Deliz, So you think I should take this page down? Are you defending Jim Richards and / or his belief that Jesus became a sinner? Just because Jim said some things that people like you feel his false doctrine on Jesus should be ignored? Why do you call defending the purity of Jesus stirring up strife? I am glad that you are starting to listen to teachings again :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      the question above this one is misleading.of course Jesus became sin,for us! He carried all sin on himself..for us! stop with the contentiousness. Jim Richards is alright in my books, a true man of God.Leave him be.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      please stop stirring up strife..this is the stuff that drives the rest of the world nuts about christians.enough already!! I suggest you go to the "It's a new day " site and actually really listen to the series with Dr.Jim Richards...He is the reason I even started to listen to teachings again,spoke directly to my heart.at last.