• Encouragement, Forgiveness, Salvation

    Posted on October 14th, 2013

    Written by Rob Robinson

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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.

  • Jesus v. Religion, Justification, Rob Robinson, Salvation

    Posted on September 12th, 2013

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    A God of Love Who is Also Just

    A God of Love Who is Also Just

    According to the Bible, justice is carried out when the penalty for a crime is exacted against the offending party. A crime has been committed; therefore, a penalty is due. There can be no justice if the guilty are not punished. If a person has committed a terrible crime and he appears before a judge for sentencing, and that judge should inform the guilty man that his crime would simply be forgotten, we would say that this judge was unjust. In the same way, God has pronounced a penalty against the sinner: “The soul who sins will 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.”

    In order for God to be seen as just, He must carry out the sentence that He has predetermined. If God did not judge the guilty, then we could never trust Him to do anything that He has promised. The Lord cannot simply ignore our sins and act as if they didn’t happen, nor can He remove our sins without a just basis. Sins have been committed; therefore, a penalty must be exacted.

    Our God is both loving and just, therefore, He must do what His law requires and punish the sinner. There is, however, a provision in the law of God for a substitutionary party to stand in the place of the guilty.

  • 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.

  • Excerpts from the Book, For Christians, Is Jesus the Messiah?, Rob Robinson, Sin

    Posted on August 20th, 2013

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    Prophecy: God’s Son Must Die

    Prophecy: God’s Son Must Die

    The purpose of the Messiah’s arrival was to die for our sins. We should never miss this important point in any discussion of prophetic fulfillment. If it were not for our sinfulness, it would not have been necessary for Jesus to die. We should thank the Lord every day that He loved and cared for us so greatly that He was willing to depart heaven, come to earth, to suffer unimaginable pain and suffering for us.

    When I first learned what Jesus had done for me and how greatly He had suffered, I remember wondering why the whole world did not fall at His feet in thanksgiving and gratefulness. I later learned that most of the world does not consider that any of their actions would require a Savior. By its very nature, sin causes blindness. Jeremiah the prophet wrote that we are not aware of the deception which has been perpetrated against us. Even our own heart does not allow us to see the truth about ourselves.

    Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked; Who can know it?

  • Is Mary a Co-Redeemer with Her Son Jesus?

    Is Mary a Co-Redeemer with Her Son Jesus?

    Theologians in the Catholic Church have stated that because Mary also suffered during Jesus’ crucifixion, she became a “co-redeemer” with the Lord. The Catholic church has specified that because Mary suffered along with Jesus, she also participated in His efforts to bring salvation to all people; therefore, she is called a “co-redemtrix” with Jesus.⁠1

    Pope Leo the 8th said this regarding Mary:

    “Mary is the intermediary through whom is distributed unto us this immense treasure of mercies gathered by God, for mercy and truth were created by Jesus Christ. Thus as no man goeth to the Father but by the Son, so no man goeth to Christ but by His Mother.”⁠2

    The Bible nowhere describes Mary as participating in the work of salvation, but calls her Blessed or happy that she was given the great honor of serving God by being His maidservant.

    For detailed information on this important subject, please see: Prophecy 99

    Of course, this is a very tragic position to take in the redemption that Jesus paid such a high cost to purchase for us. Although Mary truly suffered herself for her Son’s death, she took no part in the redemption of all mankind. That work and the supreme sacrifice which was made, can only be credited to Jesus. No human being, including Mary, can ever claim that they had anything to do with the salvation that Jesus died to make possible for us.

  • The Prophecy of Impossible Salvation for the Gentiles

    The Prophecy of Impossible Salvation for the Gentiles

    There are certain occasions in our life when it seems that there is no solution to our problems. We should remember that the Lord always has a plan and a way to solve every difficulty.

    In the minds of the leaders of Israel, salvation through the Messiah was for the Jew, not for the Gentile. In their view, the Gentile nations were far from God and could never be brought near. To consider that the Gentiles would carry the message of the Messiah’s salvation to the entire world was in their minds—an impossibility.

    Very often, what we consider impossible is really very easy for God. Those people whom we might think have no possibility of salvation are the very ones whom God pours out His Spirit upon and saves.

    This should be a great lesson for us. When we think that we have figured out what God is going to do, often the Lord has a way that we would never have considered. He has resources that we have no knowledge of. His ways are not our ways. His power to accomplish all of the promises which He has made are limitless.

    Isaiah 55:8-9“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the LORD. 9 “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.”

  • Excerpts from the Book, Fulfilled Prophecy, Rob Robinson, Salvation

    Posted on August 18th, 2013

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    The Prophecy of an Acceptable Time for Salvation

    The Prophecy of an Acceptable Time for Salvation

    At the death of every human being, the decision or lack of decision that they made for or against Jesus, will be sealed the moment their heart stops beating and the spirit departs their body. If that person has exercised their choice and received Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, God will grant them eternal life in heaven. If any person should rejected Jesus or make no decision for Him at all either by ignoring or putting off a decision, at death that person will have no second chance, no opportunity to repent and change their mind nor a possibility of reprieve, after death has occurred.

    Hebrews 9:27 …each person is destined to die once and after that comes judgment… (NLT)

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

    The Messiah came for the specific purpose of making salvation available to all people who have ever lived upon the earth. All those who came before Jesus, waiting and believing in a coming Messiah for salvation, will have their sins forgiven and obtain eternal life. Those who come after Jesus’ death and resurrection, who hear what Jesus has done on the cross and how He rose from the dead, at the moment they believe and receive Him, they will also have the forgiveness of their sins and eternal life.

    God has appointed one man, one sacrifice and one method of being saved. There is no other name under heaven by which we must be saved other than Jesus Christ. If you don’t like this, then I suppose that you should get over it quickly as God will only offer you salvation through Jesus, in this short lifetime.

  • Prophecy of the Messiah: Born to Die

    Prophecy of the Messiah: Born to 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.”

    In order for God to be seen as Just, He must do what He has said and punish sin with the death of the guilty. God did not overlook man’s sin; He punished it just as He promised. This was accomplished by a provision in the law of God that allowed an innocent mediator to stand in the place of the guilty and take the punishment demanded by the law. We see this established in the Lamb that was offered at Passover and the animals that were brought to the priests in the Old Testament sacrifices. These were shadows of what was to come when God would send His Son to die as the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.

    The law of God allowed for the substitutionary death of someone whose life was perfect and had sufficient value to stand in the place of the guilty. Only the perfect, eternal, and Holy life of Jesus was of sufficient worth to pay for the sins of the entire world.

    In order for Jesus to be qualified to die for us, He had to become one of us. He then had to live on the earth as a man and be perfect, without sin. Jesys met all of the requirements for the substitutionary death of the guilty; and therefore, He was allowed to offer His life for all of us.

    By successfully completing the plan of salvation for all people, Jesus fully vindicated God and showed all creation that God is Loving, Merciful, and Just.

  • Excerpts from the Book, Jesus v. Everything, Rob Robinson, Salvation

    Posted on July 28th, 2013

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    No Salvation Without a Sinless Savior

    No Salvation Without a Sinless Savior

    All men are incapable of meeting the requirements for salvation because they are sinners. How could someone who is himself imperfect be able to help another who is also imperfect? By the example given to us here in the Book of Exodus, we understand that anyone who would be qualified as the Savior of all others would himself need to be without sin. If a future candidate should arrive who would claim to be the Messiah, an evaluation could easily be made of his qualifications. If he is not without sin, a male and willing to die for the guilty, he cannot be the Messiah.

    This is why it is illogical to think that any plan of man, a religious organization, or a personal attempt at approaching God based on past good works, is possible.

    The standard of God is perfection; anything less is not acceptable. Since all men are born imperfect and they demonstrate their continued imperfection throughout their entire life, no man is good enough to meet the standards necessary to save themselves or anyone else. When a church or an individual claims that they are the way to God and that by following their doctrine or methods a person can receive eternal life, they are in error

  • Doctrine, Excerpts from the Book, Jesus v. Religion, Rob Robinson, Salvation

    Posted on July 23rd, 2013

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    The Price Has Been Paid

    The Price Has Been Paid

    The sins of every person born on the earth have been paid in full by Jesus’ sacrifice. Salvation is available to everyone of us, but this salvation is voluntary. God will not force anyone to love Him, nor to spend eternity in His presence. Each individual must, of their own free will, ask God for this salvation that He has so richly made available to us in Jesus Christ.

    What we decide, either for or against Jesus, will determine our eternal destiny. It is important to understand that this is the only offer that God has made to redeem human beings. Through Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross, God is seeking to reconcile the world to Himself. The cost to make this salvation available to us was so high, and the penalty exacted against Jesus for our sins was so great, that God will not permit a person to come to Him and be saved by any other way.

    At the moment of death, the decision that we made during our life—either for or against Jesus—is sealed; and there is no possibility of change once we enter eternity.

    Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment.

    The angels who lost their right to God’s presence by their sin—all received eternal judgment without any hope of redemption. We, human beings, are a unique creation of God. We are the only beings that have been given a second chance to redeem our life, if we follow the procedure that God has ordained.

  • Prophecy of the Messiah: “You are a Priest Forever”

    Prophecy of the Messiah: “You are a Priest Forever”

    Many years ago, a young man approached me immediately after I had concluded teaching the word of God on Sunday morning, and he said to me: “Pastor you have the best job in the world, you only have to work one day a week”.

    He did not realize that being a servant of God is a lifetime appointment, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

    When Jesus took the body of a man at Bethlehem, He did not become a servant to the Father on our behalf for only thirty-three and one half years, He became “a priest forever”.

    Hebrews 5:4-6 And no man takes this honor to himself, but he who is called by God, just as Aaron was. So also Christ did not glorify Himself to become High Priest, but it was He who said to Him: “You are My Son, Today I have begotten You.” As He also says in another place: “You are a priest forever According to the order of Melchizedek”

    The responsibility of becoming our High Priest was not something that Jesus took upon Himself, he was “appointed” to this position by the Father.

    The term “You are a Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek” in verse 6, is a very strange indeed. The priesthood described in the Old Testament, came from the Tribe of Levi, Jesus came from the Tribe of Judah. Here in Hebrews chapter 5, we see that Jesus is not the same type of priest as those from the tribe of Levi. Jesus is a High Priest after the likeness of Melchizedek.

  • Prophecy: The Messiah Will Thirst While Being Crucified

    Prophecy: The Messiah Will Thirst While Being Crucified

    As we examine this list from Psalm 22, what can we assume by what is being described?

    It appears that someone was present at the crucifixion of Jesus and recorded the events that surrounded His death. The only problem with this assumption is that David was not there when Jesus died on the cross. He wrote this description in Psalm 22, about 1,000 before the events took place. Crucifixion did not exist when David wrote these things, and neither he, nor anyone that he knew, had been ever been crucified. The terrible method of execution by crucifixion would not be invented for another 600 years. These facts stand as conclusive proof that David was writing these words as he was directed by a transcendent being that lives outside of time. A being who knows all the events of human history, and conveyed the knowledge of what Jesus would endure, to the mind of David so that he could write the words of Psalm 22.

  • 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.

  • Doctrine, Fulfilled Prophecy, Jesus v. Religion, Rob Robinson, Salvation

    Posted on January 12th, 2013

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    Prophecy: One Life Can Pay For All Other Lives

    Prophecy: One Life Can Pay For All Other Lives

    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, His life is of infinite worth, it would certainly be reasonable that He could redeem all human beings.

    God could offer His life in exchange for all of ours, If that was His desire.

    In order for God to make His life a ransom, He would have to become one of us. It is only possible for mankind to be redeemed by another man. God could orchestrate the redemption, but He would have to use the vessel of human flesh to redeem those who are also human. For this reason, before time began, Jesus offered His life for us, knowing that we would required a redeemer. The book of Hebrews presents an interesting exchange between the Father and the Son when they agreed to fashion a human body for Jesus to live in as a man, when He would come to earth as the Messiah.

  • 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.

  • Prophecy: Eternal Life Comes by the Shedding of Blood

    Prophecy: Eternal Life Comes by the Shedding of Blood

    The difficulty for the hearers of Jesus teaching was that they did not understand the spiritual meaning of the words; “eat my flesh and drink my blood”. They heard only the physical act of eating Jesus flesh and drinking his blood.

    John 6:53 Then Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you.

    John 6:61 When Jesus knew in Himself that His disciples complained about this, He said to them, “Does this offend you?

    Many of the things that Jesus spoke in the presence of larger crowds of people, were veiled in illustrations. When the Lord spoke privately to those who had already received Him as the Messiah, He spoke plainly and directly to the point. Why Jesus hid the true meaning of his teaching to large assemblies, is certainly important. In a large crowd, many would come just to see what all the activity was all about. Others had heard that Jesus was giving out food, healing, or other miracles. Some came simply for the spectacle, others to get something. There were however, a few who were looking for truth.

  • Prophecy: Earth Will be Struck by a Giant Asteroid

    Prophecy: Earth Will be Struck by a Giant Asteroid

    As we examine the world today. Increases in violence, and the prevalence of evil all over the face of the earth, we understand that the return of Jesus for His church at the event called “the Rapture”, cannot be far off. When the Rapture takes place, the world will begin the events described in the Book of Revelation, chapter 6, “The Tribulation Period.” Beginning at Revelation chapter 6, the opening of the first “seal” by Jesus, commences a seven year peace instituted by someone who appears to be like Jesus, but will instead be the “antichrist” coming as a false “Savior”. He is described by chapter 6, verse 1 as riding on a white horse similar to the description of Jesus in Revelation chapter 19, when He returns to earth.

    At the opening of the second seal, the temporary peace that the antichrist has brought, is interrupted at the middle of the seven years, by war. The Third seal reveals the results of a massive global war; a shortage of food. The Fourth seal reveals global death from the war that has ensued. The fifth seal reveals the murder of those who receive Jesus as their Savior during this time. The sixth seal begins a description that sounds like a massive onslaught of Asteroids making contact with the earth.

  • Prophecy: “The End of All Flesh is Before Me”

    Prophecy: “The End of All Flesh is Before Me”

    When every new day brings news of a shooting or some other act of violence, we wonder when it will all end. It seems as though the world has become sick and there is no cure. All around us there is so much pain and suffering, it feels like the world we live in is a dark planet in some distant corner of the universe, not our home.

    There was a time when the earth also became dark and evil and the people of our planet were far from God. The Bible records that there was one man and his family who were righteous, amongst the entire population of earth, Noah.

    God told Noah that the end of all flesh was before Him. The earth was filled with violence and the wickedness of man was great on the earth. The Lord instructed Noah to prepare himself and his family for a judgement that was coming. He and his family alone, would be preserved through the darkness of what was coming upon the earth.

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