Rev. David Rives — Gravity and the Bible

We haven’t posted much lately about the brilliant and articulate leader of David Rives Ministries. That’s not because of any failure of the Drool-o-tron™ to alert us with its sirens and flashing lights whenever one of his videos appears. Rather, it’s because one of our posts about him (from 16 March) has never been indexed by Google. That was Rev. David Rives — New Stars Are Never Seen. Someone at Google seems to be an admirer of the rev.

Nevertheless, we couldn’t ignore him today. The Drool-o-tron™ once again found the rev’s latest video, and the blinking letters of its wall display said WorldNetDaily (WND). Our computer was locked onto this headline at WND: Why gravity only makes sense with a biblical worldview. The actual title of the rev’s video is “Gravity: A force of nature.”

The rev briefly tells us about Newton Einstein as he describes gravity in terms of a middle school text. Then he explains why gravity only makes sense in a biblical world view. In an evolutionary perspective, everything is material, so how can there be immaterial laws in an evolutionary perspective? Also, if everything is the result of random chance processes, why are the laws of gravity the same everywhere? Gravity only makes sense if the creator made the laws of nature.

We checked, and the word “gravity” appears in the bible (King James version, of course) only twice, and both times it’s used as a synonym for “seriousness” or “dignity.” That doesn’t seem to matter. If you want to understand gravity, you need the bible.

The rev is casually dressed in a tan blazer with no necktie, and he’s still the cutest rev you’ve ever seen! The video is a little more than 2 minutes long before the commercial at the end. Go ahead, click over to WND and watch it.

As we always do with the rev’s videos, we dedicate the comments section for your use as an Intellectual Free Fire Zone. You know the rules. Okay, the comments are open. Go for it!

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7 responses to “Rev. David Rives — Gravity and the Bible

  1. Michael Fugate

    Since we are covering unintentional comedy, I thought people would like this one by Bill Donohue:
    In his usual not-true Scotsman style, he ignores all the negatives of religion always blaming them on something or someone else.

  2. Newton Einstein?

  3. Before the heliocentric model of the Solar System, there was no concept of gravity operating outside the domain of the Earth.

  4. Google is celebrating today the birthday of Chandrasekhar

  5. According to the bible, the Earth is hung upon nothing. The biblical authors didn’t have the faintest idea about gravity or they would have at least stated that the Earth is “hung upon the sun”. Of course those same authors did know that the sun causes daylight and largely considered it a flaming chariot that raced under the Earth at night.

  6. Techreseller

    Rives makes my head hurt. Combines apples (no pun intended) and oranges and says look watermelons. Randomness in natural selection occurs because of the laws of nature. And the laws of nature are not immaterial. They act upon material, thus are material. Sophistry Mr. Rives, pure sophistry. David, have you stopped beating your wife?

  7. Techreseller says: “And the laws of nature are not immaterial. They act upon material, thus are material.”

    I look at it differently. Things that exist have specific properties. The laws of nature are descriptions of how material things behave.