• Abiding in Jesus, Encouragement, Forgiveness, Is Jesus the Messiah?, Rob Robinson

    Posted on September 19th, 2013

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    Prophecy: Messiah Will Come From a Long Line of Sinners

    Prophecy: Messiah Will Come From a Long Line of Sinners

    I believe that God chose the line of David because of his heart after God. David genuinely loved the Lord, although he was a terrible sinner. David’s love for God commanded his spirit to worship and praise Him from a sincere heart. In every sense of the phrase, David worshipped God “in Spirit and in Truth” (John 4:24).

    If the Bible only contained examples of men and women who were perfect, then none of us would be able to identify with these servants of God. Because most of those who are listed as “great men and women of faith” are also terrible sinners, we can understand that God will accept anyone who has committed any sin, as long as they are willing to turn from those sins and come to God in sincere repentance.

    If we examine the people who are described in Hebrews Chapter 11 as men and women of great faith, we see that they are often fallible and unqualified individuals whom God uses to accomplish His will.

    From Hebrews 11 and the Old Testament:

    Noah: a drunk
    Abraham: fearful, doubting God, a liar
    Sarah: doubting God
    Jacob: a deceiver
    Moses: a murderer, anger problems, doubting God
    Rahab: a prostitute
    Gideon: fearful, doubting God
    Samson: lustful, prideful
    David: an adulterer, murderer, liar

  • 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.

  • Controversial Subjects, For Christians, Judging Others, Rob Robinson

    Posted on August 30th, 2013

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    The Absolute Necessity of Christians Judging Other Christians

    The Absolute Necessity of Christians Judging Other Christians

    In both 1 Corinthians 6:2 and John 7:24, Christians are instructed to judge in all matters of this world concerning behavior. We are also instructed to use Righteous Judgement,” which is to properly understand the heart of the person and the matter at hand, and not by outward appearance only. The kind of judgement that was condemned by Jesus is judgment based on what we observe by external circumstances, without knowing the person or his particular situation.

    When we observe Jesus in all of His interactions with people, He never accepted their sins, and He always confronted them and demanded that they change their behavior.

    To the woman caught in adultery, He forgave her, then told her to never sin again (John 8:3).

    To the woman at the well, Jesus confronted her immoral lifestyle—“You have had five husbands”—then He led her into a saving knowledge of Himself as the Messiah (John 4:7).

    To Peter who, one moment was commended by Jesus for discerning that Jesus was the “Son of God,” shortly thereafter, Jesus scolded Peter for acting in the capacity of satan as a stumbling block (Matthew 16:16).

    When the money changers in the temple were robbing the people of a vital opportunity to worship God by their commerce, which they were conducting in the Court of the Gentiles, Jesus came into the court with such overwhelming force against their sins, that not a single person stood physically in opposition to Him (Matthew 21:12).

  • After Death, Excerpts from the Book, Is Jesus the Messiah?, Rob Robinson, The Wrath of God

    Posted on August 27th, 2013

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    Prophecy: Messiah Will Bear The Sins of Many

    Prophecy: Messiah Will Bear The Sins of Many

    The theme of the Messiah, bearing the sins of many, is recurrent throughout a large portion of the Old Testament. The fact that the Holy Spirit repeatedly makes this declaration in the prophecies of the Messiah makes it certain that the Lord desires that we understand He has sent His Son to die for each one of us.

    When God says something once, we should sit up and take notice. When He repeats a principle a second time, we should rise up and begin to study why. If there should be numerous occasions when the Lord declares a point to us, it should become for us an anthem.

    You will notice that throughout the study of these 365 Prophecies, specific principles are repeated. This is by design, as the Lord is seeking to remind us of certain important points that pertain to our salvation.

    2 Peter 1:15 Moreover I will be careful to ensure that you always have a reminder of these things…

    It seems that the purpose of this repetition of the Messiah as the “sin bearer” is to balance the constant and often overlooked fact of man’s total depravity. In this modern society where it is politically incorrect to call someone a “sinner,” the church has become ineffective at conveying the message of repentance for salvation.

    There is no salvation without repentance. There is no eternal life without first the death of pride and self. There is no reward for the life that we live for the Lord if there is not first a foundation of utter helplessness and dependance on the complete work of Jesus’ cross.

  • 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?

  • Doctrine, Encouragement, Forgiveness, Fulfilled Prophecy, Rob Robinson

    Posted on January 17th, 2013

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    Prophecy: The Curse Has Been Removed

    Prophecy: The Curse Has Been Removed

    The Bible is clear that all men since Adam are under a curse. From the moment that Adam disobeyed God, he was under the judgment of sin and death. Because all men are descended from Adam, all human beings have inherited this curse.

    We are not sinners because we sin, we sin because we are sinners.

    The propensity towards sin comes from the fact that we are inherently flawed in our basic spiritual DNA. We commit sin because that is what we do best. It is not really possible for any human being to not sin. Although we may try very hard to be a better person, at some point we will always fail. This is true for those who do not know Jesus as their Lord and Savior, as well as those who do.

    The advantage that a person who has come into a relationship with Jesus possesses, is that Jesus is now dwelling within us, giving us the power to overcome sin. Before a person comes into a relationship with the Lord, the Bible describes this person as being “slaves” to sin. After we come into this new relationship with Jesus we can become slaves to righteousness.

  • On Making New Year’s Resolutions

    On Making New Year’s Resolutions

    Paul said that he really wants to do right things. The problem was that when he sets out to do them he found that it was nearly impossible for him to perform them. Paul said that it was the sin that was dwelling within his heart that prevented him from keeping his resolutions.

    Since it is so hard to keep our New Year’s Resolutions should we just not make any resolutions at all? Even if we did whatever we wanted to do, many of us have already have tried, that and it made us even more miserable that if we tried not to do them and failed.

    The answer is to go ahead and make the resolutions, and determine to do them. Then pray and ask the Holy Spirit to enable us to perform all of our good intentions. Then when we fail, we repent and get back up and try again. We continue to try and be better, with the help of the Holy Spirit, for the rest of our life. Over the course of time we will get better at overcoming sin and temptation. Eventually some of the most troublesome sins will fall away. (only to come back when you least expect them).

  • Doctrine, Encouragement, For Christians, Jesus Church, Rob Robinson, Sanctification

    Posted on December 22nd, 2012

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    Being Set Apart For the Lord is a Lifelong Process

    Being Set Apart For the Lord is a Lifelong Process

    From Rob’s new book; “365 Prophecies”

    At the moment we confessed our sins to Jesus and believed upon Him as our Savior, He “justified” us before God. The word “Justified” means that we are no Just-as-if-I, had never sinned. The Blood of Jesus’ sacrifice for our sins, washed away every trace of our sin and made them as if they never existed.

    Secondly, we were then “Sanctified”, meaning that we were “set apart” to belong to Jesus forever. We become His Possession. I really like the thought of belonging to Jesus, because I know the wonderful care He gives to those things that belong to Him.

    Once we believe in Jesus, God sets us apart for Himself. This is the act of Sanctification. This process will not be finished until our life here on earth is complete and we go home to heaven to be with the Lord. Everyday we must set ourselves apart for Jesus. We make decisions hour by hour that either speak of our desire to belong to the Lord, or our longing to belong to this world. We make many good decisions that please the Lord, we also choose wrong words or actions many times, that are not pleasing to Him. Thankfully, when we fail, He does not stop loving us, or abandon us. Jesus is faithful to us, even when we are unfaithful to Him. He is very patient towards us, and understands our frame; that we are made from the weak and unstable elements of earth. The entire process of being fully set apart for the Lord is a daily, step by step process, where we draw closer and closer to the Lord as we reject the things of this world, and the desires of our flesh that do not please the Lord.

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

    Posted on October 12th, 2012

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    Prophecy of the Messiah Being Made Sin For Us

    Prophecy of the Messiah Being Made Sin For Us

    When Jesus died on the Cross, He was taking upon Himself all of the sins of the world. Every person who has been born or ever will be born, as they have descended from Adam, all had have their sins atoned for by Jesus sacrifice. All sins for all time were taken upon Jesus when He went to the Cross. All that anyone has to do to take advantage of the sacrifice Jesus has made for them is to come to Jesus in true humility and be willing to repent of all their sins. Then a confession is made that Jesus is the Lord and Savior of their life. Finally, to live and abide in Jesus for the rest of your life, seeking to bring him glory and honor by the way that you live your life.

    We should never think of our sins as being simply covered up by Jesus sacrifice. This is not the meaning of the atonement that He made upon the cross. In order for God to be able to remove our sins from our record, the penalty for those sins had to be paid. In human terms, when we think of forgiveness, we believe that the wrong is still there, but we chose to pass over the mistake and maintain a relationship with the one who offended us. Biblical forgiveness of sin is much different. The wrongs that we have committed must suffer the penalty for those errors. God said; “The soul that sins will die…”

  • 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.

  • Encouragement, For Christians, Forgiveness, Jesus Church, Rob Robinson, Sanctification

    Posted on January 21st, 2012

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    Understanding Why a Christian Continues to Sin

    Understanding Why a Christian Continues to Sin

    Perhaps as a new Christian, or one that has lived many years believing in and following Jesus, you have felt the conflict between your desire to please the Lord, and the actual life you lead. If no one has explained to you that you will continue to sin even as a believer, you may have even considered giving up trying to be a Christian at all.

    The first step in salvation is the act of “justification”. In Justification we are made legally perfect in the eyes of God, by the removal of our sin record, through Jesus sacrifice. By Jesus death, He took upon Himself all of the sins of every person who has been born on the earth. From God’s perspective, He could not just forgive us and act as if our sins were not an issue any longer. God had to carry out the sentence promised by Him for the violation of His moral law.

    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.

    God provided an alternative to the death of the sinner, by allowing a person to be set free from the penalty of their sins, by their consent in placing their sins on Jesus Christ . Until a person agrees to allow Jesus to take their sins, they remain on the sinners record. At the moment that a sinner asks Jesus to forgive their sins, He takes all of their record of wrong and places them squarely on Himself.

  • How Do We Know We Are Saved?

    How Do We Know We Are Saved?

    The assurance of our Salvation is one of the attributes of Christianity that is unique amongst all of the religions of the world. In most cases, when a person devotes their self to a particular religion, they never have any guarantee that they will actually go to heaven, until the moment that they die. As with the Later Day Saints, otherwise know as the Mormon’s, a person can spend their entire life in obedience to the church and live a complete life of righteousness, yet never know for sure that they have eternal life. This is due to the fact that the final dispensation for every Mormon is in the hands of Joseph Smith, according to Mormon Church Doctrine:

    …no man or woman in this dispensation will ever enter into the celestial kingdom of God without the consent of Joseph Smith….

    Brigham Young, “Intelligence, etc.,” (9 October 1859) Journal of Discourses 7:289-289.

  • Atheists, Encouragement, Forgiveness, Jesus v. Everything, Jesus v. Religion, Rob Robinson, Salvation, Witnessing

    Posted on November 25th, 2011

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    How Easy and How Hard It Is, to Go to Heaven.

    How Easy and How Hard It Is, to Go to Heaven.

    Matthew 7:13-14 “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it.Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.

    If you closely follow the statistics given in the Bible, you come to the conclusion that there are not going to be many who make it to heaven. I say this not as a matter of my own personal opinion, but as an observation of a direct statement by Jesus Christ. Jesus said concerning heaven, that “There are few who find it.” On the other hand, those who will miss heaven: “broad is the way to destruction” and “there are many who will go in by it.”

  • 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.

  • Daily Walk, Rob Robinson

    Posted on August 13th, 2011

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    Daily Walk: You Are Complete In Jesus

    Daily Walk: You Are Complete In Jesus

    Colossians 2:8-10 Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ. For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.

    It is interesting that once we come to Jesus and receive Him as our Savior, at some point months or years later, we start to imagine that perhaps we were not really saved at all.

    Think for a moment about your life before you received Jesus into your heart. Were you ever worried about whether or not you were saved? Of course not. Most of us really gave no thought about our salvation because we were too busy with our lives.

  • 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.

  • The Bible Is Not For Everyone

    The Bible Is Not For Everyone

    The Bible is Not For Everyone.

    While I write these words they seem inappropriate, even wrong. After all, I have always believed for the past 36 years that God intended the Bible be read by everyone. In the sense that God wants all people to know Him and the only way that anyone can really know God is by His Word, the Bible is for everyone.

    What I am hoping to communicate in this short article is the fact that the Bible is not identical to all other books. The Messages from God that the Bible contains are focused on a select few people.

    When anyone chooses to believe in and follow Jesus Christ, that decision was known to God before the earth, time or the universe was ever created. Known to God are all things and He elects to eternal life, all those who He knew in advance, would chose Jesus and make Him Lord and Savior of their life. If a person never chooses Jesus Christ throughout their life, then God has not chosen them. I hope this principle can be understood. The sovereignty of God demands that every soul who makes it to heaven, does so by the foreknowledge and election of God.

  • Daily Walk, Rob Robinson

    Posted on April 12th, 2011

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    Daily Walk: Confession of Sin and Fellowship With God

    Daily Walk: Confession of Sin and Fellowship With God

    2 Corinthians 5:17-20 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has what? given us the ministry of reconciliation, that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and he has also committed to us the same word of reconciliation.

    The Father was in the Son, seeking to reconcile us to Him by judging our sins, condemning them, and punishing them in the body of our precious Jesus.

    A.W. Tozer siad that “The Holy man is not one who cannot sin, a Holy man is one who will not sin.”

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