• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Claims That Jesus Made About Himself

    The Claims That Jesus Made About Himself

    All religious men and women seek to direct us to a set of ideals, a religion, or a set of teachings. Jesus is unique, in that He consistently seeks to direct all of our attention to Himself.

    Others seek to teach certain truths; Jesus said that He is the truth.

    John 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”

    Other religious leaders try to point us to the light; Jesus said He is the light.

    John 8:12 Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”

    Others tell us where we can find satisfaction; Jesus said that only He can truly satisfy us.

    John 6:51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world.

    The various religions of the world try to tell us how we can have eternal life; Jesus said that He is the bestower of eternal life.

    John 11:25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.”

    Normally, anyone who would make such brazen claims would be viewed as a person who is beyond eccentric; they would be classified as insane.

  • Struggling to Understand the Wrath of God

    Struggling to Understand the Wrath of God

    Everything that God does is always good, and it is always perfect.

    When the Bible speaks of the wrath of God, even this wrath is always perfect.

    As human beings, we think of wrath as being wrong. A person who is full of wrath is most often viewed as being incorrect in his behavior. We seem to have developed the idea that anger is always wrong. Actually, anger or wrath are emotions that God gave to us as a part of our being, for a good purpose. Anger is not sinful or wrong in itself; it is what often happens as a result of anger which is sinful. People get angry; they carry out their anger in acts of violence or destruction. Equally at fault is the fact that most of the time, our anger is the result of us not getting what we want, or having our pride stepped on by someone else.

    An example of correct anger is the depiction of Jesus in the temple, driving out the money changers. These men had set up tables in the area of the temple that was built for the Gentiles of the nations to come and have a place to worship God. Instead, it was filled with tables that were used to exchange foreign currency with Jewish currency. Jesus’ anger was correct and justified in removing these men who were preventing others in their desire to worship the true and living God.

  • Excerpts from the Book, Is Jesus God?, Is Jesus the Messiah?, Rob Robinson

    Posted on August 14th, 2013

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    That God Would Die for Us

    That God Would Die for Us

    Colossians 1:16-17 For by Jesus all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. 17 And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. (ESV)

    Because Psalms 90:2 describes the one who made all things as God—this paired with Colossians 1:16-17, John 1:1, and Hebrews 1:1-2 (above), describing Jesus as the agent of all creation and revealed to us as the Messiah—we understand that Psalms 90:2 is prophetic. This verse of scripture defines the Messiah who died for us as the same One who created us as well as the entire universe.

    How is it that God, who made all things, would be willing to die for the creatures He made? This is the great mystery revealed to us by these many prophecies of the Old Testament scriptures. God’s love is so vividly displayed in the person of Jesus Christ, that we are able to see Him clearly and understand who He is, by the things He has done for us.

    We know and understand who God is—by His Son. We live and move and have our being by Him and through Him, and because of Him (Acts 17:28). All that has been, and all that will be, are determined and ordered by our great God and His Messiah, Jesus Christ.

  • Prophecy of the Messiah: The Spirit Shall Rest on Him

    Prophecy of the Messiah: The Spirit Shall Rest on Him

    With this infinite might contained within Jesus as Creator, He has the ability to generate or destroy anything by simply speaking: We can only speculate what Jesus could have done in this situation, if He chose to annihilate rather than create, Pilate and the universe itself could have ceased to exist in a massive heat death. The New Testament is full of examples where Jesus could have used His might as God to destroy those in opposition to Him. Instead, He chose to use His great power to subdue His rights as God. He humbled Himself and became obedient to the Father, giving up His life to die in order to pay for the sins of all people.

    Philippians 2:7-8 but (Jesus) made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.

    It is amazing to consider that although Jesus was laying down His life for us as a servant, He was still Lord of the universe and in control over absolutely everything.

    The foal of a donkey submits to His authority (Matthew 21:7).
    The wind and the waves are calmed at His command (Mark 4:39).
    The dead return to life by His word (John 11:43).
    Death itself has no power over Him (John 11:25).
    Sickness and disease cannot overcome His authority (Luke 18:42).
    The demons fall at His feet in submission (Luke 4:35).
    The devil cannot defeat His wisdom and power (Matthew 4:10).
    All History cannot resist His sovereign will (Matthew 26:56).
    Every kingdom of this world will submit to His rulership (Matthew 19:28).

    Eventually, every knee will bow to Jesus and every tongue will confess that He is the Lord.

  • Will Reza Aslan’s New Book “Zealot” Hurt Jesus?

    Will Reza Aslan’s New Book “Zealot” Hurt Jesus?

    It does not appear that it is really that important whether a Muslim writes a book about Jesus, or an Atheist claims that there is no God. For 2,000 years the kingdoms and governments of this world have been massively influenced by the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The record of Antiquity has proven the authenticity and reliability of the New Testament accounts of Jesus of Nazareth. We have in our possession today manuscripts dating as little as 26 years from the events that the New Testament narrative records. There are a greater numbers of copies of the original autographs of the New Testament than any other event or document in the history of the world.

    There is a Great God who has formed and fashioned this incredible universe for all of us, simply so that we might know Him and the Salvation that He has paid such a tremendous cost to make available to all of us.

    The evidence for His existence is all around us every day, in every breath we take, and every beat of our heart. The intricate design and engineering that enabled this beautiful Cosmos to exist contains the fingerprints of the Creator in every galaxy, star, and planet.

    We are not here by accident, and we are not alone. God has made us for Himself, and it is for His glory and by His will that we exist. He has testified of Himself in all the things that He has made. He has imprinted an image of Himself upon every human heart and we all know that He exists because He made us to know.

  • Whose Son is He?

    Whose Son is He?

    Psalms 110:1a The LORD said to my Lord, “Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool.”

    As Jesus presents their own scriptures which clearly prove that the Messiah will be both a human being—as He is David’s descendant—and the Lord of heaven, the Pharisees are confounded. They realize that Jesus is claiming to be the one whom David speaks of. As a result, these men are perplexed as to what they should do with Jesus. He accurately interprets David’s true intent when He wrote this Psalm—Yet the reality that Jehovah could be standing before them in the form of a man, was beyond their ability to accept or understand.

    Today, many people are faced with a similar dilemma. How can God become a human being? Why would He, and to what end? This is the great paradox of salvation—that God would create us, knowing ahead of time that we would require a Savior, which would necessitate His death. According to the blueprint for redemption that is found in the Book of Ruth, only a close relative could fulfill the role of a redeemer (Prophecy 47). In order for God to be able to redeem all human beings from the penalty of their sins, He would have to become one of us. He would have to be born without a sin nature, by virgin birth, and continue to live without sin for His entire life. Only if He could meet these requirements would He qualify to offer His life in exchange for all other human lives.

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

    Posted on January 30th, 2013

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    The Prophecy of the “Good Teacher”

    The Prophecy of the “Good Teacher”

    The term “Good” has it’s origin in the name “God”. Philo, a Jewish philosopher from the first century said that “God alone is good”, emphasizing the unique quality that only God has.⁠1 The early Anglo-Saxon’s derived their word “God” from the term “good”, believing that all true goodness had God as it’s source.⁠2

    The idea from the beginning of human language has been that God is the source of all goodness and virtue.

    By Jesus response to the young man who asks him this question: “Good Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life?”, we may miss the subtlety of his answer in the english translation. When Jesus asks the young man why he is calling him “good”, it is due to the fact that all men during this time, also ascribed the term “good” only to God, from where the name “God” originated from. The New Testament was originally written in Greek. Any person who would read this verse would know for certain that Matthew was ascribing Jesus goodness to his belief that he is God, from where all goodness originates.

    When we compare Matthew’s record of this event with what Mark wrote, we see a difference the helps us understand what is being stated here.

    Matthew writes that the young ruler said: “Good teacher, what good thing shall I do…”

    Luke writes: “Good teacher what shall I do…”

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

    Posted on January 24th, 2013

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    Prophecy: “Let Them Be Driven Backwards”

    Prophecy: “Let Them Be Driven Backwards”

    It is amazing to consider that although Jesus was laying down His life for us as a servant, He was still Lord of the universe, and in control over absolutely every event that we read in the four Gospels.

    The foal of a donkey submits to His authority. (Matthew 21:7)
    The wind and the waves submit to His authority. (Mark 4:39)
    The dead submit to His authority. (John 11:43)
    Death submits to His authority. (John 11:25)
    Sickness and disease, submit to His authority. (Luke 18:42)
    The demons submit to His authority. (Luke 4:35)
    The devil submits to His authority. (Matthew 4:10)
    All History submits to His authority (Matthew 26:56)
    All the kingdoms of this world will submit to His authority (Matthew 19:28)

  • Prophecy: God Proves His Existence Through His Son

    Prophecy: God Proves His Existence Through His Son

    An amazing fact is that nowhere in the Bible does God seek to prove to us that He exists.

    In the 1st chapter of Romans, the Holy Spirit tells us why:

    Romans 1:19-20 …because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. 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.

    First; God created each human being with an inner awareness that He exists (“what may be known of God is manifest in them” Romans 1:19). The evidence of this is universally seen all over the earth. Human beings have a desire to worship. They will worship many and various gods, objects, passions, and pleasures, even self. There is no other explanation for why all people have a desire to direct their affections so fervently towards something, except that God created us with a desire to worship. God made us for Himself, and it is through our worship of Him that we find our joy and satisfaction. Not until we truly begin to worship the one true God, will we find inner peace and contentment. People spend their entire life trying to fill up the emptiness they feel inside with everything they can. Only when a person comes into a personal relationship with God, through His Son Jesus Christ, is that emptiness fully and completely filled.

  • Prophecy: The Power of the Messiah Comes Through Holiness

    Prophecy: The Power of the Messiah Comes Through Holiness

    Very often, when a particular point is of the utmost importance to the Holy Spirit, we will see a principle repeated more than once. In stating once again that the Messiah will find His power to save all men through the Holy life He lives, we see just how important Jesus being without sin is to our salvation. As I have previously stated, if Jesus had yielded to a single sin throughout His life, He could not have been the Savior of anyone.

    In order for Jesus to be the Savior of all people, He would need to be perfect, just as the Passover Lamb from the book of Exodus had to be “without spot or blemish.”

    As Jesus’ life is examined under careful scrutiny, it can be seen that there was not a single failure on His part to keep the entire law of God perfectly. Jesus came to submit His life to God under the Law, so that by perfectly fulfilling the law He could transfer His righteousness to us, if we would believe upon Him for our Salvation.

  • Why Salvation is a Free Gift

    Why Salvation is a Free Gift

    Evolution is a “theory” for how life began, not a provable and tested fact. Why then do we allow the declaration that evolution is a settled fact to continue? Until evolution can be proven, other theories such as creation, and intelligent design should be studied, talked about, and taught as valid and plausible possibilities for how life began. Liberals pride themselves on being open minded. Except when it comes to matters of evolution, abortion, or accountability to a Creator. In these issues, those who think of themselves as being very wise and evolved in their free thinking, have absolutely no tolerance for any other opinion.

    When we hear celebrities such as Bill Maher make statements that evolution is an established fact, it causes us to wonder just how smart many of these public figures really are. Some famous people seem to believe that because someone with the letters “Phd.” Behind their name says that something is a fact, that it must be a fact. Of course the reason that evolution is so widely accepted is not for it’s scientific truth, or established facts, it is because it eliminates the need for God and thereby allows a person to live their life anyway that they choose, and be free from guilt for their sins.

  • Doctrine, Is Jesus God?, Rob Robinson, The Trinity

    Posted on October 6th, 2012

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    One God, Three Persons

    One God, Three Persons

    Many people struggle with the doctrine of the Trinity. Some do so because the word “Trinity” is not found in the Bible. The Bible never makes definitions for principles that it teaches, it simply reveals these truths to us in examples found in the Bible.

    The Fact is that the Bible teaches that the Father is God, the Son is God, and the Holy Spirit is God, these three are One God.

    If we study the characteristics of each of the three of the Godhead, we learn from the Bible that each are called “God”. There are hundreds of verses in the Bible which substantiate that each of the three are called “God”, a few are included here:

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