• Forgiveness, Homosexuality, Judging Others, Rob Robinson

    Posted on September 5th, 2013

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    Are Some Sinners Worse Than Others?

    Are Some Sinners Worse Than Others?

    Luke records an event that is otherwise unknown to us from anywhere else in the Bible. Apparently Pontius Pilate had ordered the death of certain individuals who were attempting to offer sacrifices. In the process, the tower at Siloam fell and many innocent people were killed. Jesus asks the question: “were these people who died as a result of the towers fall, worse sinners than any other people in Galilee?” Jesus answer is “No”. There was no connection between this accident that happened, which resulted in their death, and their own personal sins. This tower at Siloam may have been a part of the wall of Jerusalem, near the pool of Siloam. When it fell and killed many people, God was not personally targeting these individual persons for judgment. Their sins were no worse than any of the others in Israel, or any other person throughout the world.

    Luke 13:1-5 There were present at that season some who told Him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. And Jesus answered and said to them, “Do you suppose that these Galileans were worse sinners than all other Galileans, because they suffered such things? I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish. Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them, do you think that they were worse sinners than all other men who dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.”

    We have this idea that some sins are worse than others. In this example of those who were killed by the collapse of the Tower of Siloam, Jesus taught that all sins are equal before God. All sins separate us from our Holy God. Jesus said that “unless we all repent, will all perish (eternally).

    Jesus describes this story of the tragic death of eighteen people, as an example that all of us are equally guilty before God for our sins. Every one of us needs a Savior, and none of us are worthy of heaven by our own efforts. Only the blood that Jesus has shed for us on the cross, is sufficient to pay for the sins of the whole world.

  • Prophecy: When Sin is No Longer Sin

    Prophecy: When Sin is No Longer Sin

    Some of those who read the words of Paul were formerly “fornicators, nor idolaters, adulterers, homosexuals, sodomites, thieves, covetous, drunkards, revilers, and extortioners”, but they had repented of their sins, and come to Jesus Christ for salvation: “And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.”

    Paul makes it clear that none of those who practice the gay lifestyle will inherit eternal life.

    The sin of Homosexuality and Lesbianism are in the same category as all other sins. Jesus had to die for the liar as well as the gay. All sin is equal before God and requires either the death of the violator, or a substitute. Jesus blood covers the sins of the gay, the liar, the murderer, the fornicator and all other sins. God did not give special dispensation to some men who chose to have sex with each other or women with women. All sexual sin is considered particularly grievous to God because they are sins against our own body, to which Jesus dwells within us.

  • Bible Prophecy Updates, Bible Studies, Doctrine, Homosexuality, Jesus Church, Rob Robinson

    Posted on September 25th, 2012

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    Signs of the Last Days, Christians Accepting Sin

    Signs of the Last Days, Christians Accepting Sin

    2Timothy 3:1-5 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!

    After the recent news of Jennifer Knapp declaring that she was both gay and a Christian, the flood gates have opened and other Christian artists are following in their footsteps by declaring they are also gay. This morning I read an article in the liberal press New York Times describing singer Ray Bolt’s recent declaration that he has been struggling with his homosexuality for decades.
    There are a variety of sins that every human being struggles with throughout their life, this writer himself included. The entire purpose of Jesus coming to earth to take the body of a man and become one of us was to demonstrate that righteousness was possible, and that sin can be defeated and is always forgivable.

  • Gay Rights More Important Than Religious Rights

    Gay Rights More Important Than Religious Rights

    The New Mexico Court of Appeals upheld a ruling by the state’s Civil Rights Commission that a Christian photographer who refused to take pictures of a gay couple’s commitment ceremony violated the state’s discrimination law.

    “Elane Photography may not discriminate in its commercial activities against protected classes as the basis for expressing its religious freedom,” Judge Tim Garcia wrote in a 45-page ruling.

    The case dates back to 2006 when Vanessa Willock tried to hire Elane Photography for a “same-gender ceremony.” New Mexico law does not recognize either marriage or civil unions between persons of the same sex.

    Elane Hugenin declined to accept the job and explained to Willock that because of their Christian beliefs the studio only handled “traditional weddings.”

  • Signs of the Last Days: “Increase in Lawlessness”

    Signs of the Last Days: “Increase in Lawlessness”

    For those who watch the news daily for events that continue to indicate the soon arrival of Jesus Christ, this kind of behavior immediately captures our attention. The new testament is filled with verses of scripture warning of a marked increase in “lawlessness” as we approach the return of Jesus.

    Matthew 24:3 Now as Jesus sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?”

    Matthew 24:12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.

    “Lawlessness” is defined as: “people who are not governed by or obedient to laws.”

    In the years immediately preceding the destruction of the earth in the days of Noah, lawlessness was increasing until it reached a pinnacle. At Sodom and Gomorrah, the behavior of the people in the community became so vile and evil in the lawlessness of those cities, that God destroyed everyone who lived there, except Lot and his family.

  • The Return of Jesus and the Acceptance of Sin

    The Return of Jesus and the Acceptance of Sin

    As we approach the return of Jesus for His church, world-wide the acceptance of sin is increasing dramatically. Young people who claim that they love Jesus, yet live together in the same home without being married to each other. Men and women who claim to be Christians, yet live in a homosexual or lesbian relationship.

    Rather than offend those who live in these lifestyles, Christians say nothing, hiding behind the phrase “I just love them and accept them the way they are…”

    Jesus said that when we accept the sin of a confessing follower of him and say nothing about it, that he will hold us accountable for our indecisiveness.

  • America In Prophecy, Breaking News, Earthquakes, Homosexuality, Rob Robinson, Signs

    Posted on August 23rd, 2011

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    5.8 Earthquake in D.C. A Sign of Things to Come

    5.8 Earthquake in D.C. A Sign of Things to Come

    Haggai 2:6-7 For thus saith the LORD of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land; And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come:

    A Magnitude 5.8 earthquake that struck Mineral, Virginia on Tuesday was the largest quake recorded in history for that region of the U.S. The quake was felt along the eastern seaboard from Florida to New York.

    The United States has over 1,400 earthquakes each year and that number is increasing in both frequency and severity.

    Could it be that this larger than normal quake is a sign of things to come as we approach the coming of Jesus for His Church?

  • Constitutional Issues, Freedom of Speech and Religion, Gay Marriage, Homosexuality

    Posted on August 19th, 2011

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    Florida Teacher Suspended For Gay Opposition on Facebook

    Florida Teacher Suspended For Gay Opposition on Facebook

    An article this morning at Fox News is one more example of why the gay marriage/homosexual lifestyle controversy has gone too far.

    It seems that a Florida Teacher with a perfect teaching record has been suspended for private comments that he made on his own Facebook page.

    For this writer, when the day arrives that the constitution no longer protects my right to express my opinion on Facebook, this web site, or any other medium, in opposition to a moral question that I find extremely important, they can lock me up and throw away the key. I will not, nor should any Christian, be silent about the unreasonable and horrific course the United States is on granting equal rights to those who chose a reprobate lifestyle.

  • What Jesus Said About Hell

    What Jesus Said About Hell

    The Bible describes the fact that there is only one way of escape from hell and eternal separation from God: The Cross of Jesus Christ. Whether a person choses to believe that truth or not, determines whether their final destination is; heaven or hell. Like it or not, hell is for real, and unless all of us repent of our sins and turn to Jesus Christ, we will never see heaven.

    The new book out by Rob Bell called “Love Wins”, paints God as so loving and merciful that He could not possibly send anyone to hell. What pastor Bell has neglected to include in his thought process and understanding of God, is the fact that God is just as much a God of Justice as is he a God of Love.

    Sin is an offense to God and He promised that “The soul that sins, will die eternally”. The promise to Adam was that on the day that he sinned against God and ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, he would die.

    Ezekiel 18:4 “Behold, all souls are Mine; The soul of the father As well as the soul of the son is Mine; The soul who sins shall die.

  • Daily Walk, For Christians, Homosexuality, Rob Robinson

    Posted on April 13th, 2011

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    Daily Walk: Seek Those Things Which Are Above

    Daily Walk: Seek Those Things Which Are Above

    Paul begins chapter 3 of Colossians by making the statement: “If you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above…” So often we set our minds on things of the earth and find ourselves struggling with the very same issues that the rest of world passes off as normal. When we make these behaviors that the Bible defines as sin, acceptable for those within the church, we are placing people we claim to care about, in eternal peril.

    Couples sleeping together who are not married, homosexual relationships being viewed as an alternative lifestyle that is acceptable today in the church.

  • If You Are a Traditional Christian, You’re In Trouble

    If You Are a Traditional Christian, You’re In Trouble

    Do you believe that the Bible is the Word of God? Do you pray, go to church and believe that Jesus is the only way to heaven? Then you are in danger.

    A british couple were told that they are not “The right kind of Christians” to be foster parents. They are Pentecostal, Fundamentalist Christians who believe that homosexuality is a sin and a perversion of God’s creation.

    When applying for a new license to give foster care to children, this Christian couple were turned down in their application because they were “Too Christian”.

  • Forgiveness, Homosexuality, Jesus Church, Philippines, Rob Robinson

    Posted on December 10th, 2010

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    Gays Increasingly Accepted in the Philippines

    As I have visited the Philippines on five occasions over the past 5 years and hope to live amongst my Filipino friends in the near future at least six months out of the year, I have become increasingly concerned over their tolerance of the gay lifestyle.

    Filipino’s are fun loving, easy going individuals who accept just about anyone and remain friendly to all those who are friendly to them. This often leads to their acceptance of those who have chosen the gay lifestyle without saying much. Most Filipinos do not privately endorse sex between two men or two women as being acceptable, but to actually stand up and protest and say something against such actions goes against their non confrontational personalities.

    Today I read an article that is included at the end of this post that was just one more very sad commentary on the direction that the Philippines has taken in the acceptance of those who are gay amongst them. Largely a solid traditional male-female family oriented culture, they are a close knit community who cherish family and the time they can spend together. As I sit here this cloudy morning in Cebu my wife and I sleep in the master bedroom of my wife’s Sister and Brother-in law. They gave up their comfort and convenience to make us as comfortable as possible. They will sleep downstairs in a small bedroom and forfeit their own privacy for the sake of family. Tomorrow we take a trip by car to the white sands and blue waters of Mactan Island to enjoy a family day together. It will be a day of laughter, love and the pleasure of just being together.

    Family is very important to Filipino’s and I am personally concerned that their docile acceptance of homosexuals and lesbians into their society will turn the Philippines into a modern day sodom and gomorrah. The consequences of that acceptance will undoubtably be the deterioration of the family values they cherish and enjoy.

    Every great culture which has embraced the gay lifestyle, has over the course of history collapsed into ruin. This is an undeniable fact and a statistic that is pointing the way towards to soon return of Jesus. The Bible describes the fact that in the last days before Jesus return, societies will increasingly endorse sodomy and lesbianism as an acceptable lifestyle and this will turn their culture away from God and cause their downfall.

  • Preaching Against Homosexuality is Now a Hate Crime

    Preaching Against Homosexuality is Now a Hate Crime

    The Southern Poverty Law Center this week labeled as “hate groups” several political and religious organizations that campaign against same-sex marriage and, the center says, engage in “repeated, groundless name-calling” against gays and lesbians.

    Included on the list released by the civil rights organization is the Family Research Council, a prominent and politically influential group of social conservatives. The report by the law center, which has spent four decades tracking extremist groups and hate speech, accuses the council and a dozen other groups of putting out “demonizing propaganda aimed at homosexuals and other sexual minorities.”

    The report, which has sparked debate across the Internet, taps into the continuing potency of social issues, such as same-sex marriage, in American politics. Several of the groups described in the report supported a successful effort to oust state Supreme Court judges in Iowa because of a unanimous ruling last year that legalized same-sex unions.

    The Family Research Council has been at the forefront of political activism against same-sex marriage. In explaining the decision to put the council on its hate-groups list, the law center highlighted comments by Peter Sprigg, a senior fellow for policy studies at the council, who told MSNBC host Chris Matthews this year that he thinks “homosexual behavior” should be outlawed.

  • Divorce, Encouragement, Forgiveness, Gay Marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage, Rob Robinson, Salvation

    Posted on November 23rd, 2010

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    Broken Families: A Contributor to Gay Choice

    Broken Families: A Contributor to Gay Choice

    The Book of Romans, chapter 1 makes it very clear that whenever any person lives in a homosexual or lesbian lifestyle, it is a choice they made, not a genetic predisposition that cause them to be that way.

    Romans 1:20-28 “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things. Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting”

    The Word of God is the final authority on the sexual orientation of all human beings. God made us male and female and it was the purpose of His creation that males have relation ship with females. If a person is in a same sex relationship, that is a sin choice that they have made, just as any other sin choice. There is forgiveness and eternal life available for anyone who repents of this lifestyle and surrenders their life to Jesus Christ.

    I have many friends who once claimed that they were “born gay” and today have turned from their sin and have been living happy and fulfilling lives by being married in heterosexual relationships . All of them admit that they used the excuse that they were born gay to justify their sin, but in reality they knew in their hearts that what they were doing was wrong. I personally believe that all people know when the way that they are living is wrong by the witness of God’s Spirit with out spirit.

    All those precious people who suffered through the loss of one or both parents in their families as they were growing up can find the love and the acceptance they were longing for in a loving relationship with Jesus Christ. He longs to meet the needs of the broken hearted and hopeless. Remember to pray for those who are still suffering the pain of missing the loving family atmosphere of having two parents who loved and nurtured them.

  • The Changing Moral Values of Americans

    The Changing Moral Values of Americans

    It was not really a surprise that the new Pew Research Center report in October of this year revealed that Americans have increasingly believed that marriage is optional, and that a family can include a homosexual couple with a child.

    The understanding and conviction that marriage is an institution ordained by God for the benefit of man, is less a concern today than at any other period of time in history. As Americans move farther and farther away from a close relationship with God, they feel less inclined to pay attention to what He says.

    This is the fault of the pastors in many churches who no longer teach their congregations the Word of God from the pulpit, but instead bring flowery sermons on prosperity, wealth and feeling good about one’s self.

    Coincidentally this past wednesday evening, I was teaching through the Book of Revelation in a local church about this very subject. In Chapter 3 of the Book of Revelation, Jesus commends the church at Philadelphia for their correct view of what is most important in Jesus church:

    Revelation 3:8 “I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name.”

  • Fulfillment of Prophecy: Persecution For Following Jesus

    Fulfillment of Prophecy: Persecution For Following Jesus

    I wonder what would happen to the Christian church in America should they find that it would cost their lives or comfort to follow Jesus Christ? It very well may be that persecution and perhaps even the threat of death for following Jesus Christ and believing that the Bible is the Word of God, is coming to our land. The storm clouds of an approaching tempest are already gathering. As recent laws enacted in the United States have already begun to target the speech of pastors as “Hate Crimes”, who proclaim that homosexual relationships are sin, and abortion is murder.

    It is for certain that as the day of Jesus return nears, there will an increased cost to follow Him. Jesus described the fact that in the Last Days, those who follow Him will be “hated by all nations…”

    Matthew 24:9-10 “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another.

    As these days approach, let us prepare ourselves and our families so that when persecution does fall upon our lives we will be ready to accept it and be diligent to hold on to Jesus at all costs.

  • Kirsten Powers and Ignorance of Biblical Truth

    Kirsten Powers and Ignorance of Biblical Truth

    I recently finished reading an article on my iPad by Kirsten Powers who is a freelance writer for USA Today. There were so many inaccuracies and untrue statements about the Bible and Christianity, I thought I should make some sort of rebuttal here on Bible Prophecy Update.

    The main thrust of Ms Powers article was to defend same-sex marriage on the basis of her imagined hypocrisy of Christians today.

    She begins by saying that “some Christian leaders are rethinking their approach to this issue…”

    Ms Powers then attributes an increase in teenage suicide rates amongst those who profess to be gay, as being the fault of Christians who proclaim the truth of God’s Word. “But why did it take multiple suicides to make a Christian group realize that heaping condemnation and judgment on others is not it’s job?. A reading of the Gospels would teach you that in about two minutes…”

    Kirsten then reminds us that the reason that satan was kicked out of heaven was because of his pride, not because he was gay.”

    The approach that Ms. Powers takes to Biblical truth is common amounts those who do not know what the Bible really teaches, nor have a correct understanding of what the intention of the Law of God is genuinely for.

    Jesus often condemned the Pharisees for their twisting of Biblical truth because He said: You neither know the Scriptures, nor what they were intended for…

  • Abortion, America In Prophecy, Constitutional Issues, Gay Marriage, Homosexuality

    Posted on November 5th, 2010

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    Bauer Says ‘Activist Judges Beware’

    Bauer Says ‘Activist Judges Beware’

    “Time and time again, the American people have rejected attempts to redefine the meaning of marriage. But liberal judges insist on pushing this radical agenda on us. Last night the voters of Iowa pushed back and rejected the justices. Activist judges everywhere have been put on notice,” said Gary Bauer, chairman of Campaign for Working Families.

    “Judges do not have the right to legislate from the bench. Nor are they the supreme authority of the land. The voters of Iowamade that clear last night. Campaign for Working Families was proud to join the National Organization for Marriage, the American Family Association and Iowa for Freedom in an extensive media campaign exposing the radical record of these robed political activists. I am proud that Iowa voters stood up and said ‘Enough!’”

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