• 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.

  • Existence of God, Rob Robinson, Science and the Bible

    Posted on August 28th, 2013

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    Without God: All Things Move Towards Disorder and Chaos

    Without God: All Things Move Towards Disorder and Chaos

    People will thank the earth, the sky, and the things on the earth for their existence, but not thank the God who made them. Such foolishness is irreconcilable to a rationally thinking man. If a person was born on the earth and had absolutely no contact with another human being while he was advancing in years, if he had never heard a single word on creationism or evolution, this person would logically and reasonably conclude that someone made this beautiful world that he lives in. It is a fairy tale and a foolish myth to conclude that the universe exists of its own volition. There are far more objects on the earth that are less complicated than the Cosmos, and yet no sane person has ever declared that any of these things are self-created or accidentally caused.

    The complexity of the atom, the intricacies of the cell, the amazing structure of complex gas and matter which have formed the planets and stars, are immensely complicated. Applied mathematicians specialize in the computation of certain events and actions that exist by chance. It has rightly been stated that the mathematical possibility that a single cell could have come into existence by itself is beyond chance. Even with billions of years of evolutionary processes, order never comes out of disorder. Try placing a cord from your iPhone in a drawer for a few days and see what happens. Place two socks in the dryer and notice how many come out of the dryer. All things on the earth and in the universe move towards chaos by themselves. The order that governs the universe today requires a massive power and intelligence to cause and keep the universe in a state of order.

  • Atheists, Contradictions in the Bible, Controversial Subjects, Rob Robinson, Salvation

    Posted on August 24th, 2013

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    The Centurion, Jesus, and Contradictions

    The Centurion, Jesus, and Contradictions

    The Centurion was a Roman officer who had charged over 80-100 men. This particular officer addresses Jesus as “Lord,” while the leaders of Israel do not. What caused Jesus to marvel was this Roman citizen, who had grown up in a culture which worshipped a multitude of gods, believed that Jesus was the promised Messiah of the Hebrew scriptures. Where did he learn about the Messiah? Who taught Him? What was it that brought his heart to this place of preparation? It may be that he had studied Jesus and the works that He had done, for some time. It is certainly possible the he had a few Jewish friends who had told him about the prophecies of the coming Messiah. Perhaps he had compared Jesus’ words and actions with the Hebrew scriptures and came to the conclusion that Jesus was the Messiah who was promised. Finding faith in the God of the Hebrews while being a Gentile and a leader amongst the soldiers of Rome was a truly amazing event.

    The Centurion shows that he is sensitive to the traditions of the Jewish culture, which believed that a Jew who entered the house of a Gentile, would become defiled. When Jesus offers to come and heal his servant, the Centurion refuses, not wanting to bring any disrepute to Jesus. This humble man does not disdain this tradition nor debate it. He acknowledges that this is a Jewish custom, and he submits himself to its demands though he may not have believed it himself. Although he has great authority, he humbly submits himself before Jesus as 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.

  • Atheists, Existence of God, Rob Robinson

    Posted on July 23rd, 2013

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    True Atheism is not Possible

    True Atheism is not Possible

    The atheistic position that there is “no God” is illogical. In order to know that there is no God without a doubt, a person would have to examine every piece of evidence that is available. Since no person has ever examined all of the evidence in the world for the existence of God, they really do not know whether or not He exists. Therefore, the most that anyone can honestly say is “I don’t know if there is a God.” A true atheist is someone who has examined all of the available evidence and concluded that “there is no proof for God.” Since no one could possibly examine all of the evidence for God, by definition, being a true atheist is not possible.

  • 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.

  • Atheists, Existence of God, Jesus v. Everything, Jesus v. Science, Rob Robinson

    Posted on January 13th, 2013

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    To Not Believe Something That is True

    To Not Believe Something That is True

    We live in a cynical world. It is hard to put faith in people and what they say. The reasons, are many, but most often it is due to the false statements and claims that have been made to us in the past.

    I am not surprised when a person finds it hard to believe the message about Jesus. I admit, it sounds to good to be true. And we all have heard the wise saying: “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is”.

    When we examine something that has credible evidence to lead us to believe that it is true, the reasonable person will fall on the side of belief.

    The Bible claims that there is One God who has revealed Himself in three person, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The second of these persons came to earth to die for us, to pay for our sins. They fact of human imperfection is not unknown to us. We are keenly aware of our shortcomings, and we can easily see the imperfections of others, on a daily basis. We accept these weaknesses that we all have and go on to try an live our lives the best that we can.

  • Prophecy is Directed Towards Fulfillment by God’s Sovereignty

    Prophecy is Directed Towards Fulfillment by God’s Sovereignty

    In examining the Old Testament prophecy that the Messiah will be betrayed by a friend for thirty pieces of silver. We find that God is intentionally causing the prophecy to be difficult to fulfill, by the addition of impossible requirements

    Zechariah 11:12-13 Then I said to them, “If it is agreeable to you, give me my wages; and if not, refrain.” So they weighed out for my wages thirty pieces of silver. And the LORD said to me, “Throw it to the potter”—that princely price they set on me. So I took the thirty pieces of silver and threw them into the house of the LORD for the potter.

    When we arrive at the New Testament fulfillment of these words, we find that the circumstances surrounding this fulfillment are trull stunning

    Matthew 26:14-16 Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, “What are you willing to give me if I deliver Him to you?” And they counted out to him thirty pieces of silver. So from that time he sought opportunity to betray Him.

    Israel sold her Messiah for the price of a slave who had been gored by an ox.

    Exodus 21:32 If the ox gores a male or female servant, he shall give to their master thirty shekels of silver, and the ox shall be stoned.

    This is all that Jesus was worth to the Jews and the religious leaders of Israel. The thirty shekels that the chief priest paid Judas for the Lord’s betrayal was intended as an insult towards Jesus. Though He created everything that exists, and He came first to His own people, they insulted, rejected, and butchered Him on a Roman cross.

  • In a Nation without God, 20 children are Murdered at Their School

    In a Nation without God, 20 children are Murdered at Their School

    In the days ahead, the nation will try to make sense of the death of 20 precious children by a fully armed gunman. Why? How could anyone execute a classroom of babies? Where is God in all of this? Why would God permit such a tragedy?

    When human life becomes worthless. When we are told by Atheistic Astrophysicist and Scientists that “God is not necessary”, and that “There is no God”, then our entire human existence becomes a meaningless accident without purpose. When children grow up in a society without God, then why can’t they do whatever they want to do? When Hollywood glorifies murder and evil, and the use of guns to randomly kill, why should we expect our children to grow up with a healthy fear of God and a knowledge of right and wrong?

    The Atheistic world view without God, cheapens life to a point where a 20-year old man finds that he can go into a classroom and kill children. When young people grow up with little or no knowledge of God’s existence, then they have no moral compass that teaches them the incredible value of human life.

  • Evolution Refuted by Their Own Evidence

    Evolution Refuted by Their Own Evidence

    There is a very good reason that Evolution is called “The theory of Evolution”

    Theory: “An uncertain belief that is at present unprovable, that is being used to explain something that is based on a general set of principles that are as yet unexplained.

    Evolution is simply a group of ideas that are being used to prove that life originated from a series of mutations. The problem with the present “theory” is that after 100 years, there is still no solid empirical evidence that conclusively proves the theory of evolution.

    Often, you will hear those that claim to be experts in evolution, put forth statements that appear to be authoritative and conclusive. What we discover in reality is that these are unprovable ideas that have no real scientific basis.

    In January of 2009, a publication called “15 Evolutionary Gems” listed what they called “a succinct briefing on why evolution by natural selection is an empirically validated”. Written by Henry Gee, Rory Howlett and Philip Campbell, this publication describes itself as “a resource from nature for those wishing to spread awareness of evidence for evolution by natural selection”.

    In reality, the 15 points made by these three men are nothing more than foolishness and pandering to the lost cause that evolution is conclusive and absolute. I originally intended on refuting all 15 of the claims for evidence that these three men have published as evolutionary facts. Upon examination of the first “proof” that they offered, it became so apparent that all of these claims are utterly ridiculous with no real scientific or rational basis, I ended my article on this subject after the first proof from their publication. To continue to refute all 15 is really a waste of your time and mine. In every case, all of the points of “eidence” that are presented by these men, are as easily refuted as the first example I gave here.

  • 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.

  • Existence of God, Fulfilled Prophecy, Jesus v. Everything, Rob Robinson

    Posted on October 9th, 2012

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    Prophecy of the World’s Hatred for the Messiah

    Prophecy of the World’s Hatred for the Messiah

    Lack of evidence has nothing to do with the world’s hatred of Jesus.

    It is because the evidence is so great and irrefutable, that He is hated so adamantly. Many men have made great claims about themselves before in the history if the world, and they are quickly discounted as insane and forgotten. This is because there was no credible evidence for the claims that they made. Why is it that people hate Jesus so much? Because the evidence to support what He claimed about Himself is beyond repudiation. This is why people try so hard to discredit Him. If Jesus were not who He claimed to be, no one would pay Him any attention. The fact that He still stands out as the most important person in the history of the world, is evidence to His claims. Many millions of men and women over the course of the past two thousand years have tried to discredit Jesus, and they have all failed, and are dead and gone. Jesus is more prominent today in the world than at any other time in history. Why is this true? Because He is true and what He did and what He said is true.

  • Atheists, Controversial Subjects, Doctrine, Existence of God, Rob Robinson

    Posted on October 7th, 2012

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    Comparing the God of the Old and New Testaments

    Comparing the God of the Old and New Testaments

    John 1:17 For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.

    1. Is the God of the Old Testament different from the God of the New Testament?
    2. Is the God of the Old Testament angry and the God of the New Testament merciful?
    3. Does the differences that we see between the God of the Old and New Testaments lead us to conclude that the Bible is inconstant and contradictory?

    These questions are often asked of people who observe these contrasts in the Old and New Testaments and then have reason for pause in going further in their investigation of the Christian faith.

    In fact, what we see are two important points that are being illustrated in both testaments that provide for us a complete view of the character of God and His requirements for fellowship with Him.

  • “In the Beginning”… You Weren’t There

    “In the Beginning”… You Weren’t There

    According to Lawrence Krauss, the author of “A Universe From Nothing”, and many other bestselling books on Physics and Cosmology, the universe began from nothing. The universe being flat, and about 13.7 billions years old, is made up of 30 percent dark matter and 70 percent dark energy. Mr. Krauss says that if we subtract everything in the universe that is visible, including all human life, the Cosmos will not change at all.

    In his opinion, this tells us that human beings are “even more insignificant than any of us ever imagined.”

    In his famous Youtube video on the universe originating from nothing, Mr. Krauss states: “We are completely irrelevant. Why such a universe would be made for us when we are so irrelevant, is beyond me…”

  • The Bible is the Most Valid Historical Document in the World

    The Bible is the Most Valid Historical Document in the World

    What makes an ancient document valid and reliable?

    Surprisingly, the criteria is the same for all documents of antiquity. According to the “Rules for Evidence”, as administered in all courts of law in the United States:

    “Every document, apparently ancient, coming from the proper repository or custody, and bearing on its face no evident marks of forgery, the law presumes to be genuine, and devolves on the opposing party the burden of proving it to be otherwise.”

    The burden for showing that an ancient document is not valid, is on the opposing party who makes the objection. This means that any document that verifies the old or new testament scriptures, is considered valid under the rules of evidence, unless it shows the marks of forgery, when it is found in the normal place (church) that such documents would expect to be found, and has been used by the institutions that would normally be in custody of such documents.

  • Origin of the Universe, Which One Takes More Faith?

    Origin of the Universe, Which One Takes More Faith?

    Atheists often criticize Christians in that they formerly believed that the Sun orbited the earth, prior to the 19th century. Until the recent past, Atheists believed that the universe was eternal, that it has always exited and always will exist.

    Today, scientists understand that the Universe had a finite beginning, and eventually it will have an ending.

    This leaves us with only two legitimate and logical explanations for the origin of the universe:

    Someone created the universe.
    The Universe created itself.
    Which of these two possibilities are more logical?

    Let us imagine that the universe arose out of some spontaneous uncontrolled mechanism, whereby it eventually developed, over billions of years of course, into all the life forms that we see present today.

    So, we would say: “In the beginning, there was nothing, then it exploded, and became everything that we can see, and everything that we cannot see…”

    Or, “In the beginning God created the universe…”

    Which of these takes more faith?

  • Internal Proof of the Bible’s Authenticity

    Internal Proof of the Bible’s Authenticity

    The internal structure of the gospels, proves their authenticity.

    It is the contention of Atheists and Bible skeptics, that the Christians accounts of Jesus Christ, found in the four gospels are “fabrications”. Some acknowledge that a man called Jesus did live about 2,000 years ago, but there was nothing remarkable, nor miraculous about his life. Others would have us re-write the entire history of man for the past 2,000 years, claiming that there never was a person called Jesus Christ.

    When I read many of the comments made by Atheist’s, I wonder if the people who write these negative comments have actually read and studied the new testament gospels. I wonder if those who write such words have considered the fact that the single life of Jesus Christ has shaped and changed the thinking of the entire world? If He did not exist, and if He is not who He claimed to be, then how is it that He has exercised such tremendous influence upon every facet of human life?

    Just as we know that a person has been in a room, by dusting that room for their fingerprints, when we search the four corners of the earth, we find the fingerprints of Jesus Christ everywhere we look.

  • The Historical Reliability of the Bible

    The Historical Reliability of the Bible

    This month, I have been reading and reviewing several books by leading scholars, on the subject of the reliability of the Bible, as a historical document. As I make comments in my reviews, I often have an opportunity to write an opposing view to Atheist readers and skeptics of the Bible.

    The following is an article that I wrote today, in response to criticism that the new testament is not a reliable historical document, because it is of religious nature.

    The new testament stands alone as a valid, reliable, historical document. It is laughable that the new testament is rejected by so many, strictly because it is a Christian document and of religious origin. That is to say, “You really cannot trust those Christians you know, they don’t know how to write good eye witness testimony, nor can they keep reliable records.”

    The facts is that the new testament scriptures would be held as credible and reliable evidence, according to the rules for evidence by the great history of the legal profession.

    What makes an ancient document valid and reliable?

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