• 365 Prophecies, Fulfilled Prophecy, Is Jesus the Messiah?, Rob Robinson

    Posted on November 23rd, 2013

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    Prophecy of the Messiah’s Dwelling Place

    Prophecy of the Messiah’s Dwelling Place

    It is well known in the study of antiquity that the Jews kept impeccable records for the genealogies of their citizens. Unless a man could prove by his lineage that he was of pure Jewish descent, he forfeited his right to be called a Jew and a member of God’s chosen people. We see an indication of this importance in the autobiography of Flavius Josephus, the most famous of all Jewish historians. In establishing himself as an authority in the history of the Jews, Josephus first confirms his genealogy.

    “Thus have I set down the genealogy of my family as I have found in the public records.”1

    In matters of the priesthood, before any man could be approved to serve in the Temple, he had to provide proof of his genealogy all the way back to Aaron. If he was married, his wife would also have to prove that she was a Jew by genealogy, back five generations.

    When the Jews were released from Babylon to return to Jerusalem, Ezra records that upon a search of the genealogies of the Jews, there were certain men who were unable to prove their descendancy from Aaron and were therefore, excluded from serving as priests in the Temple

    Ezra 2:1 Now these are the people of the province who came back from the captivity, of those who had been carried away, whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried away to Babylon, and who returned to Jerusalem and Judah, everyone to his own city.

  • 365 Prophecies, Is Jesus God?, Is Jesus the Messiah?, Rob Robinson, The Wrath of God

    Posted on November 15th, 2013

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    The Lamb of God and the Warrior King

    The Lamb of God and the Warrior King

    The term “Lord” in the phrase, The Lord is at Your right hand, is the Hebrew word Adonay (Adonai) and is only used in reference to God. The King who is the subject of Psalm 110 is most certainly the Messiah. He is described as a conquering king at God’s right hand.

    When Paul wrote to Timothy, he spoke of Jesus being our Lord Jesus Christ, the King of kings and Lord of lords, dwelling in unapproachable light. These are terms that can only be ascribed to God and the Adonay of Psalms 110:5-7, as well as the Messiah.

    1 Timothy 6:13-16 I urge you in the sight of God who gives life to all things, and before Christ Jesus who witnessed the good confession before Pontius Pilate, that you keep this commandment without spot, blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ’s appearing, which He will manifest in His own time, He who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see, to whom be honor and everlasting power. Amen.

    It is clear from Paul’s description of Jesus Christ that he believed Him to be the object of all the Old Testament prophecies of the Messiah, such as Psalm 110, where Adonay is spoken of as executing His wrath in the day of Judgment. The Book of Revelation gives us further disclosure of Jesus’ identity in regards to His future judgment during and after the seven-year Tribulation period.

  • Help the Desperate People of the Philippines

    Help the Desperate People of the Philippines

    A heart for those who have lost everything

    On November 8, 2013, a massive category 5 Typhoon that some experts are now describing as so massive there is no existing category for such a storm (Category 7?), struck the Philippines with a force unknown at any time in the history of the world. The eye wall of this monster Typhoon was just offshore from Bantayan Island. The government of this Island estimates that 95 percent of the homes were completely destroyed. The number of dead and suffering mounts daily.

    At just 6 by 10 miles in size, this tiny Pacific atoll is home to over 130,000 peacefull fishermen. Living in Nipa huts made from the natural coconut trees from the island, the 195 mile per hour peak winds of Super Typhoon Yolanda, also known as “Haiyan,” decimated every native structure on the island.

    For the past three years, we have conducted a ministry to the poor of Bantayan Island, Philippines.

    Today is Tuesday, November 12, 2013. On Sunday, November 17, we depart for Bantayan Island to truck in food and supplies for the desperate people of the island. Cut off from the world, no electricity will be available for up to 4 months. We received reports two days ago that in the neighborhood where we conduct our outreach to the inhabitants of the island, over 28,000 people are homeless, wandering the streets searching for food and water.

  • 365 Prophecies, Is Jesus God?, Is Jesus the Messiah?, Rob Robinson

    Posted on November 12th, 2013

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    The Prophecy of the Messiah’s Suffering

    The Prophecy of the Messiah’s Suffering

    Psalms 88:14-18 speaks of the Messiah being ready to die from my youth. It was the purpose of Jesus’ birth that He should die for the sins of the world. He suffered the terrors of God’s fierce wrath for all of us, as He took upon Himself the punishment and death that we deserved.

    A difficult principle for the world to understand is the wrath of God. How can a God of love be reconciled with a God of wrath? The two seem to be incompatible. What we learn from the Bible is that God’s love is closely connected to His Righteousness. Because God is always good, He can do nothing else but what is right and just.

    We should understand that our Great God of Love is also a Great God of Justice.

    The Lord could not possibly be Righteous if He did not punish sin. It is morally wrong to allow the guilty to go unpunished. At the Cross, the Lord showed to us the ultimate example of Love and Justice together at the same time: We were guilty; God judged our sin by punishing His own Son. In doing this, He maintained His righteousness by carrying out a just punishment for our sins while at the same time, showing us His Great Love.

  • Super Typhoon Yolanda to Strike Bantayan Island

    Super Typhoon Yolanda to Strike Bantayan Island

    As of Friday, November 8, 2013, 11:30 pm, weather authorities tell us that it is certain that Bantayan Island will suffer a direct strike by this massive Class 5, signal 4, Typhoon.

    Winds are expected to be close to 180 miles per hour, or approximately 230 kilometers per hour. Storm surge from the sea is expected at 7 meters or 21 feet.

    If this forecast holds true, no structures on the East facing side of the island will survive.

    All those who live on the East side of the island where the storm will be most severe should evacuate to higher groud, in a concrete structure which can endure the winds and waves. Those who live in structures along Santa Fe are especially vulnerable.

    We have many friends who live in this area, and many of the poor who live in structures that cannot endure this type of storm, are in great danger. Please tell everyone who lives on the coast to evacuate to higher ground before the Typhoon arrives in the next 12 hours as signal 4.

    We are praying for the safety and preservation of all the people of Bantayan island and know that the Lord will be with all of you in this great time of distress.

    Please pray for the poor of the island who cannot evacuate the island and must endure the full force of this massive storm.

    We are planning to arrive on the island later this month to bring fresh water, rice and medical supplies as we are able to obtain them. There will be great need of outside help from those around the world who can help. Please give whatever you can afford to help us supply the needs of the people of Bantayan Island. Make a donation to help HERE

    We will update this article as information becomes available.

    Pastor Rob and Marissa Robinson

  • 365 Prophecies, Astronomy, Atheists, Existence of God, Rob Robinson, Science

    Posted on November 6th, 2013

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    Evidence is not a Barrier to a Belief in God

    Evidence is not a Barrier to a Belief in God

    Human beings are masters at making excuses. We can convincingly provide the most vivid and detailed reasons for why we do things, as well as why we will not or cannot do other things. I have discovered that over the past four decades—after providing the most compelling evidence for the existence of God—about 90 percent of those who claim they do not believe in God for lack of evidence still will not believe, even after compelling facts are staring them in the face.

    Jesus said that the reason that men will not come and receive Him as their Savior is because—they love their sins more than they love Him.

    John 3:19 (Jesus speaking) This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. (NIV)

    For this reason, it is really a waste of time to try and convince most people that God exists, by evidence. Until a person reaches a place in their life where they see themselves as a sinner who is in need of a Savior, they will not be willing to change their life or their belief system—at all. I think that debating with atheists over the proof for the existence of God is a futile exercise. They do not want to be convinced, and there is no amount of facts or evidence that will ever convince most people. What is needed is a change of heart; and unless this takes place, the data for God is really not necessary.

  • Prophecy 24: Not One of His Bones Will Be Broken

    Prophecy 24: Not One of His Bones Will Be Broken

    There is a goal in the lives of those who endeavor to be great men of faith to attempt something so impossible, that without God causing it happen, it is certain to fail.

    Imagine a prophecy that has a component which is so impossible to fulfill, that should it actually happen, it would be unmistakable evidence that the one who satisfied the requirements of that prophecy must be the Messiah.

    Despite the normal procedure for a crucifixion in which the legs of a man would be broken to hasten his death, Jesus’ legs are not broken during His crucifixion. How could someone engineer his own death by crucifixion, yet none of his bones would be broken, as was common during crucifixions of that day?

    Of course, it would be impossible to set up in advance the events that would happen during the final hours of a person’s life. No sane person would purposely engineer a grotesque and vicious death by crucifixion for himself. If Jesus wanted to deceive the world into believing that He was the Messiah, would He go so far as to ensure that He was killed by such a horrific event? Under normal circumstances, only a deranged person would do such a thing.

  • 365 Prophecies, Fulfilled Prophecy, Is Jesus God?, Is Jesus the Messiah?, Rob Robinson

    Posted on November 1st, 2013

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    The Impossible Requirements for the Messiah

    The Impossible Requirements for the Messiah

    According to Hebrew tradition, it is through the father that sin is transmitted to a baby, not through the mother. If God were to implant the Seed of His own Son in the body of a human being, that Seed would be the Son of God. The Messiah would be both God and Man together in a single human body.

    Prophecy 1 in the Bible not only promises a Savior; it predicts that this Savior will be born of a Virgin, a woman who has not conceived by the seed of man but by the Seed of God. This would enable the Savior to bypass the inherited sin nature imparted to all human beings from Adam and be born without sin.

    The eyewitness accounts of Jesus’ birth found in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke describe the fact that Mary was a virgin who had known no man. She was found to be pregnant by the power of the Holy Spirit. The child within her was fully human but was also fully God—the perfect candidate to take man’s place and die for his sin.

    If God did not become a human being like us, He could not die for us. If a candidate for the Messiah had any trace of sin which came from Adam, he could not be the savior of all men. The account of Jesus’ birth and life is that He was perfect and without sin. The testimony of Jesus’ sinless life proves that He met all the qualifications for being the Messiah, the Savior of all men.

  • Fulfilled Prophecy, Is Jesus God?, Is Jesus the Messiah?, Rob Robinson

    Posted on November 1st, 2013

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    A Name Above All Other Names

    A Name Above All Other Names

    In order for salvation to be possible for all human beings, the infinite counsel of God conceived a plan of redemption before the universe was created. God, who knows all things, was aware of all the events which would transpire on the earth. He knew before the moment of creation that if He made man in His image and woman in the likeness of man, they would use their power of choice with catastrophic consequences.

    The probable outcome of creating man with the ability to determine his own destiny was that he would use this great power incorrectly. Man is made like his Creator with the ability of creation, order, design, beauty and self-determination for his life. The negative results of an incorrect choice by Adam has caused all those who came after him to inherit his moral defect, which the Bible defines as “sin.”

    Imagine a world where every person is continually seeking the welfare of other people. Love is not a slogan; it is a way of life. People really love each other and they demonstrate their sincere love consistently by right behavior towards each other. No one hurts or takes advantage of anyone else. The pursuit of life is not the accumulation of money or possessions. Everyone lives for relationships: first, with God; second, with all other human beings. This was the glorious ideal that God determined for all of us when He fashioned Adam as the first man upon the earth.

  • 365 Prophecies, A Universe From God, Rob Robinson, Yeshu

    Posted on November 1st, 2013

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    New Empirical Evidence For Jesus

    According to a few noted theoretical physicists, the universe came from nothing, for no reason, with no purpose.

    Is there a rational basis from science to believe such as statement, and is this theory factually based? In simpler terms, do you believe that your family, your loved ones, and human life, have no reason or purpose? The evidence for God as the source of the universe is staggering. There are many noted scientists, cosmologists, physicists, and mathematical physicists who followed the evidence where it has led and concluded that an eternal and unlimited mind is the only rational explanation for the existence of the universe. The Creator of the Universe designed His creation so that His invisible attributes (order, design, beauty, grace and love) can be clearly seen by the things that He has made. The Lord designed the Earth and the Heavens in such a way that any logically thinking human being would come to only one conclusion: “We have a beautiful, intricately designed, perfectly balanced and ordered Universe; we must have a Creator.”

    God is a necessity: There no rational explanation for the existence of the universe outside the reality of a transcendent being, who possesses unlimited knowledge and power. Every thinking person on this planet understands that all things which have a beginning, have a cause. This would of course exclude God, since He is eternal and has no beginning. A universe as vast and complex—yet clearly ordered, balanced, and calibrated to make life possible, must have a source that is infinite and eternal. Scientists know today that life on earth was made possible because of the precise manner in which the universe began. Had it not formed in a specific way, no life would have been possible on earth nearly 13 billion years later.

    The reality that the universe exhibits design characteristics which are only possible by intelligence, demands a rational answer. Science is able to tell us the mechanics of how the universe exists but it cannot tell us why it exists. To this end, only the One who made all things can fully satisfy our need to know and understand why we are here and what our purpose is.

  • Doctrine, Holiday's Perspective, Holloween, Jesus Church, Rob Robinson

    Posted on October 31st, 2013

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    The Kingdom of Darkness and Halloween

    The Kingdom of Darkness and Halloween

    The kingdom of Jesus Christ consists of all those who have made an absolute commitment to Him as Lord and Savior. It has nothing to do with church affiliation or membership. This kingdom is defined by the Bible as being a kingdom of “light.”2.

    During our short life here on the earth, each one of us is deciding which one of these two kingdoms we are going to belong to. The choice that we make, is honored by God for eternity. As Heaven is an eternal reward for choosing salvation in the kingdom of light in Jesus Christ, hell is the eternal consequences for those who choose the kingdom of darkness apart from Christ.

    There are some who are not happy with the two choices, for they wish to choose neither. By default, according to the word of God, those who reject Jesus and His salvation are automatically defaulted to the kingdom of darkness.

    Matthew 12:30 He that is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters abroad. (UKJV)

    The choices that we make define who we are:

    The decision to follow Jesus is continuous. Every day we decide whether we are going to remain with the Lord by the decisions that we make. It is inconsistent to claim to belong to Jesus while making choices that are incompatible with His character. It seems that we do not often consider whether our liberty in Christ is in conformity with His nature. For example, when deciding whether or not we should participate in something that the world or even the church has determined is a harmless tradition, we might ask if Jesus would participate in such a practice were He presented with the opportunity.

  • After Death, Is Jesus God?, Rob Robinson, Why does God allow suffering?

    Posted on October 23rd, 2013

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    The Timing of the Lord in Prophecy

    The Timing of the Lord in Prophecy

    The testimony of John is that Lazarus was Jesus’ friend and that He loved him. The reasonable question would be why the Lord waited until His friend was dead before He came to him. Upon hearing that Lazarus was very sick, Jesus remained in Jerusalem for two days before departing the two-mile journey to Bethany. Most of us, when we have learned that a close friend or relative is very sick and may die, we would stop whatever we are doing and go to our friend immediately. Instead, Jesus waits. When the Lord arrived at the home of Mary and Martha, Lazarus had already been dead for four days. This can only mean that Jesus had intentionally stayed in Jerusalem until Lazarus had died.

    By the time that Jesus arrives in Bethany, Lazarus’ body was already in a rapid state of decomposition. The Lord wanted to make sure that all those who were there, as well as those who would read this story later, would understand that Lazarus was really dead. Jesus had a greater purpose for Lazarus than saving him from death. He wanted to demonstrate that He is the Messiah and that He has the power to resurrect to life all those who place their complete trust in Him.

    A delayed answer is often the Lord’s will

    A second important point that we should understand from this event: The Lord will often delay an answer to our pleas for help so that He can do an even greater work in our life. The sisters of Lazarus, Mary and Martha, had lost hope when their brother had died. As Jesus came into Bethany, Martha ran to meet Jesus; while Mary sat alone in the house. Everyone believed that it was too late, but Jesus wanted all of us to know that nothing is too hard for Him. When the circumstances of our life seem hopeless, this is when the Lord can do His greatest work. We should never give up in trusting the Lord. We don’t know what He might want to do even when we see no possibility of a solution. Remember that the Lord always has your best interest at heart. Everything which He brings you to, He will also bring you through. Though it might seem hopeless, you serve a God in whom all things are possible.

  • 365 Prophecies, Rob Robinson

    Posted on October 22nd, 2013

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    The Certainty of the Resurrection

    The Certainty of the Resurrection

    The eyewitness accounts of the Gospels, preserved for us by thousands of copies of the New Testament, describe in great detail, historical events of such profound magnitude, that the course of the entire world has been altered.

    Certainly the firsthand accounts of Matthew’s gospel should be considered more reliable than the opinions of any scholar today. If the leaders of the early church considered the testimony of the four gospels as authentic, we should have no valid reason to conclude they are otherwise. Evidence in our possession today of papyrus from Matthew’s gospel, dated within 28 years of Jesus’ death and resurrection, is compelling confirmation that the resurrection took place precisely as Matthew described it in his narrative. (See Prophecy 245).

    Since the New Testament has been in global circulation for nearly 2,000 years, retained by the Christian church, and held as authentic by the leaders of the church—by time and preservation, the record of the New Testament must be considered authentic and reliable. The burden of proof to demonstrate facts to the contrary is on those who oppose and criticize these records, alleging that they are not authentic. Merely to state that the gospels are unreliable because they were written at some distance from their occurrence, or make assertions that the events in the gospels did not occur at all, is both disingenuous and unsupportable by any valid evidence.

  • Fulfilled Prophecy, Is Jesus God?, Is Jesus the Messiah?, Rob Robinson

    Posted on October 20th, 2013

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    Prophecy of a Sinless Messiah

    Prophecy of a Sinless Messiah

    According to Hebrew tradition, it is through the father that sin is transmitted to a baby, not through the mother. If God were to implant the Seed of His own Son in the body of a human being, that Seed would be the Son of God. The Messiah would be both God and Man together in a single human body.

    Prophecy 1 in the Bible not only promises a Savior; it predicts that this Savior will be born of a Virgin, a woman who has not conceived by the seed of man but by the Seed of God. This would enable the Savior to bypass the inherited sin nature imparted to all human beings from Adam and be born without sin.

    The eyewitness accounts of Jesus’ birth found in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke describe the fact that Mary was a virgin who had known no man. She was found to be pregnant by the power of the Holy Spirit. The child within her was fully human but was also fully God—the perfect candidate to take man’s place and die for his sin.

    If God did not become a human being like us, He could not die for us. If a candidate for the Messiah had any trace of sin which came from Adam, he could not be the savior of all men. The account of Jesus’ birth and life is that He was perfect and without sin. The testimony of Jesus’ sinless life proves that He met all the qualifications for being the Messiah, the Savior of all men.

  • Encouragement, For Christians, Holloween, Jesus Church, Rob Robinson, The Occult

    Posted on October 19th, 2013

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    Our Choices Define Who We Are

    Our Choices Define Who We Are

    The decision to follow Jesus is continuous. Every day we decide whether we are going to remain with the Lord by the decisions that we make. It is inconsistent to claim to belong to Jesus while making choices that are incompatible with His character. It seems that we do not often consider whether our liberty in Christ is in conformity with His nature. For example, when deciding whether or not we should participate in something that the world or even the church has determined is a harmless tradition, we might ask if Jesus would participate in such a practice were He presented with the opportunity.

    The kingdom that we live in as His disciples, demands choices that a citizen of light would rightly choose. If we participate in things that come from the kingdom of darkness, then our walk with the Lord is compromised. In speaking to the church at Thessalonica, Paul encouraged the believers to make their choices in the awareness that Jesus could return for us at any moment.

    1 Thessalonians 2, 5, 6 For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night… For you are all children of light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness. 6 So then let us not sleep, as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober. (ESV)

  • Doctrine, Encouragement, Forgiveness, Rob Robinson

    Posted on October 16th, 2013

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    How Can One Life Pay For All Sins?

    How Can One Life Pay For All Sins?

    How can the life of one man be sufficient to pay for the sins of all other men?

    The premise of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is that His death has paid for the sins of the whole world. The reasonable question that should be asked then is: “How is this possible?”

    If Jesus were just a normal man, mortal with a limited life span, and possessing the defect of a sinful nature, how could His life be valuable enough to pay the great price of redeeming billions of other mortal, sinful people? The obvious answer is—He could not.

    The Book of Colossians declares that Jesus is not an ordinary man.

    Colossians 1:16-17 For by Jesus all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. 17 And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.

    Jesus is the eternal God dwelling within the body of a man. It is from this basis that the claim is made that His life is sufficient to pay for the lives of all other men. What is the value of the life of God? If we can agree that because He is eternal and the Creator of all things that His life is of infinite worth, then it would certainly be reasonable that He could redeem all human beings.

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    Posted on October 14th, 2013

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    The Book: “365 Prophecies”, Now Available at Amazon

    The Book: “365 Prophecies”, Now Available at Amazon

    After two years and 10,000 hours of writing and editing, my first book: “365 Prophecies,” is now available at Amazon.com.

    2,900 Pages-One Million Words-400 Chapters-FREE 2 DAYS ONLY! 10/23-10/24

    Long before Jesus was born in Bethlehem as a tiny baby, He walked the halls of heaven and ruled the universe with absolute power and authority. When He came to earth and began His public ministry at the age of thirty, He was following a carefully scripted plan for His life—prepared for Him before the foundation of the earth.

    When His disciples encouraged Him to announce to the leaders of Jerusalem that He was the promised Messiah of the Hebrew scriptures—He declined with the words: “My time has not yet come.”

    Jesus was waiting for the precise day when the prophets Daniel and Zechariah had predicted the Messiah would ride into Jerusalem on the foal of a donkey and the people would hail Him as the Savior of the world.

    These prophecies describe events of such specificity that a reasonable person would conclude—they are impossible to fulfill.

    These predictions which describe the Messiah in such stunning detail are absolutely impossible to accomplish by any single person. Perhaps this is the reason that critics of the Bible attack its prophetic claims as ludicrous and unattainable. They are right—the words which the Hebrew prophets foretold regarding the Messiah could not possibly be fulfilled by anyone.

    …except they were

  • Encouragement, Forgiveness, Salvation

    Posted on October 14th, 2013

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    It’s Never Too Late To Start Over

    It’s Never Too Late To Start Over

    If you want to know how much God loves you, imagine how hard it would be to give the life of your own son for someone else’s sin. God must have loved you as much as He loves His own dear Son, or He would never have allowed Jesus to die for you. On the opposite side of this love is God’s hatred of sin. If you want to know how much God hates sin, we again look at the cross that Jesus suffered upon and died. God hated sin so much and the effects that it has on human life, that He felt compelled to do something about it. The Biblical definition of true love is the giving of a life for another.

    John 15:13 Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.

    1 John 4:9 In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.

    God loves you so much that He felt compelled to demonstrate it to you, by giving up His Son to die for your sins. God’s justice required a great and eternal sacrifice to pay for the sins of all people. Only Jesus’ life had the eternal worth necessary to pay for the great debt owed by all people for their sins.

    The good news is that Jesus’ death and His resurrection fully paid for all of your sins. You do not have to live in regret and guilt for your past mistakes. Everything you have done in your life that is wrong has all been fully paid for, when Jesus suffered and died for you on the cross.

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