6:17 pm. Thursday, March 26, 2015. About thirty minutes ago, I posted the following comments on the ABC news website, in response to a massive onslaught of Christian bashing that is taking place, regarding a law that is present in Indiana that would allow a Christian business to not serve Gays or Lesbians.

The following is my post:

“It is interesting that those who claim that all Christians are bigoted, are really quite bigoted themselves. First, we must be honest, not all people are the same. It was not the entire Christian community that is discriminatory towards anyone. There are a few individual people who call themselves a Christian, who chose to discriminate for matters of their conscience. We cannot throw the entire gathering of those who follow Jesus into that category. In fact, most people who follow Jesus, do not discriminated against anyone.

If you will examine Jesus, you will notice that He was never prejudiced or bigoted towards any person. He ate with tax collectors, whores, and sinners. He defended adulterers and fornicators and those who were oppressed by government officials. He condemned the religious leaders of Israel for placing their traditions above the laws of God, which would grant mercy to anyone, regardless of what day it was.

However, when Jesus was in the company of sinners He also told them to turn from their sins or they would likewise perish. God has no toleration for sin. It ruins human life and it has made this planet into a place unfit for human beings. A homosexual is no greater sinner than the person who hates all religious people. Sin is an equal opportunity employer. All of us are lifetime members. This was the purpose for which Jesus came into the world, to die for sinners, so that we could be made perfect once again.

So when you condemn all Christians for the comments and positions of a few, you are placing yourself in the same category as the bigoted Christians who will not love or accept people because of their lifestyle. We can love people, even when we don’t like the things they do. This is how Jesus treated people. He came and lived amongst us, taught us, and was not afraid to enter the house of men and women whom the religious people of Israel would have nothing to do with. As He was in conversation with these people, He always encouraged them to turn from their sins and receive Him as their Savior.

Luke 13:3 I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.

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A Remembrance

At Easter each year, many people remember an event of such profound magnitude that the course of all human life was altered. A man stepped out of obscurity and began to love people in a manner that no person had ever witnessed before. He opened the eyes of the blind, enabled the disabled to walk, healed the sick and even raised people from the dead. He was gentle and compassionate to the repentant, strong and insistent to the proud. To those who were searching, He provided answers. To the Lost, He imparted a new life.

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There has never been another like Jesus of Nazareth. His entrance into the world, His suffering and death, His resurrection from the grave, are the most important events of history.

Before the cross, before the resurrection, Jesus suffered unimaginable anguish and torture. It was not the physical brutality of crucifixion which vexed Jesus the most. There was a depth of suffering that no mere human has any knowledge of. The despair of Jesus soul was the moment when He enveloped the sins of the world. As the eternal God who is perfect in every way, Jesus had never known sin personally. The stain of imperfection had never touched God, nor could it. Only when Jesus volunteered to become our sins, could this plague overtaken Him.

At the cross, the weight of the world’s evil was emptied into Jesus. Every vile and filthy deed of men. All the horrendous acts of violence and hatred. Every greedy and lustful action, murder, and theft. All sins—for all time, Jesus encompassed them all.

The Old Testament describes a “cup” of God’s wrath that is poured out upon the guilty. The wrath and judgement of God—directed at those who will not repent and turn to God in seeking His forgiveness. At the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus asked the Father if this cup, which was full of all God’s fury against sin, could be taken from Him. The answer came swiftly and without hesitation: Jesus must drink—fully and completely. The only hope of redemption for any person, resided in Jesus drinking that cup and thereby removing all our sins at the cross. If Jesus did not die in payment for our transgressions, there would be no forgiveness and eternal life for anyone.

What Jesus Experienced

Have you ever been mocked or publicly ridiculed in front of other people? The hurt and emptiness of your soul, leaves you in utter desolation. The feelings of rejection and helplessness are indescribable. From the deepest recess of your innermost being comes a wave of emotions that thrusts you up against a wall of fear and torment. When you are accused of things that you did not do; when those whom you believed were your closest friends—abandon you and leave your heart in a cold dark place where your soul finds no comfort.

In the final hours of Jesus’ life, He was all alone; even God had forsaken Him while He was on the cross. The humiliation that Jesus felt, the sorrow, fear and anguish that racked His body and mind. All of these horrible experiences were eternally unknown to God. The Creator of all things had observed the sorrow of men and the suffering that they had endured through countless generations on the earth, because of sin, but God had never—Himself, experienced physical torture or the horrors of death. Imagine the feelings that the Lord experienced as these horrible events were thrust upon Him. Everything that Jesus suffered through and endured, He did for us. He stood up against the full wrath of evil men when they brutalized Him, that He was barely recognizable as a human being. Read the rest of this entry »


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The Parables of Jesus

The teaching style of Jesus is unique amongst all the ancient Rabbis of Israel. When Jesus confronted the Pharisees for their elevation of tradition above the true intent of God’s law, they were indignant. When Jesus encouraged these men to use the law of God for mercy and to benefit man, as God intended, the religious leaders of Israel were offended.[1]

Jesus used an effective method of teaching that was predicted in the Psalms as an emblem of the Messiah’s identity.[2] By Parables, Jesus conveyed deep spiritual truths through simple stories which used familiar illustrations, to reveal formerly hidden knowledge about the Kingdom of God and Heaven itself.

Jesus defined the purpose of His parables as a way to reveal spiritual truth to those who have a sincere heart for God. Those who are callous, uncaring, and uninterested in the things of God, the parables serve to conceal these truths.

A Parable is an eternal truth that is hidden in an illustration of something that is well-known and familiar to most people in their everyday life. These commonly understood stories, such as how seeds are planted and grow, hide a truth of infinite value. It was by this method of teaching that Jesus identified Himself as the object of Psalm 78:12: “I will open my mouth in a parable…”

For the casual listener, the Parables that Jesus taught were perceived as simple stories. If, however, the listener continued to ponder and search out the deeper meaning, they could discover a spiritual truth that Jesus had hidden within.

As the parable was spoken, there was a choice to be made—either to ponder the deeper meaning of what was being said or to walk away perplexed and uninterested. For some who have a genuine heart to know who God is, when a parable or illustration is recited, an earnest desire springs up to understand the depth of the story. This teaching style of Jesus was extremely effective at that time, and it is still effective today. Read the rest of this entry »


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What God requires for heaven, may come as a surprise to many people. According to the Bible, no person who has ever sinned can enter heaven. Only those who are perfect and without sin may dwell in the presence of God. How God accomplished this impossible task is perhaps the greatest work of grace ever displayed in the creation of the universe.

Only Perfect People Kindle When Jesus appeared in Jerusalem 2,000 years ago, He made a stunning statement: Mark 2:17 …Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance. Jesus did not die to save “good people.” He died to save sinners. If a person sincerely believes that he is basically a good person and that Jesus could greatly improve his goodness, they have missed the point of Jesus death. If it were possible for God to somehow make good people better by teaching them the practice of righteousness, then it would not have been necessary for Jesus to die. The fact that God required the death of His Son by the most horrific means possible, is evidence that He views our sins as fatal—with no hope of removal by our own personal efforts. Jesus was made sin for us, despite the fact that He had never personally committed any sin Himself. Imagine the Holy and impeccable character of God, being polluted by all the filthy and vile acts of every human being.

Some people do not consider themselves a sinner Are there some of us who are “good people” and worthy of eternal life? According to the human definition of good, there are many fine people who live amongst us. They make great sacrifices of their lives to help mankind. They are kind, considerate, thoughtful, and generous. Certainly these good people are worthy of heaven when they die. What is at issue in regards to the term “goodness,” is what God considers good. According to the one who created us, the presence of even one sin means that a person is imperfect; therefore, this person is not capable of true goodness and unable to dwell in heaven. This book details the requirements for heaven, from God’s perspective.

There are many churches and religious leaders who adamantly declare that a person must adhere to their church’s doctrine or theological requirements. In reality the religions of man are nothing more than a hindrance to a personal relationship with God. What the Lord requires of us–is us. He wants to be a part of our lives and He desires that He might be able to come into our heart and help us with the struggles of this life. God’s love for every person is so immense that He was willing to take extraordinary steps to ensure that we could know Him and experience His love. The first step to this new relationship resides with us. We take a step forward and declare that we want to know God, He in turn, reveals Himself to us. We admit that we are not perfect and never will be and with genuine humility–ask the Lord to forgive our failures. If we are serious and if we are sincere, God will hear us and grant us complete forgiveness and eternal life. The process of salvation, which made heaven possible for all of us, is fully explained in the 650 pages of this book.

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Understanding what God requires, and why He has accomplished a salvation that simply works, is easy to understand–once we set ourselves upon learning. This plan to bestow the incredible beauty and perfection of heaven–to every person, began in the mind of God, before the universe existed. Long before the first man walked on the earth, God knew you and He loved you, and He determined that He would do everything possible to allow you to know Him and live in Heaven with Him, forever. Take the first step, and discover the immensity of God’s love for you. There is a reason that you are here, and God wants you to know and understand His plan for your life. “Only Perfect People Go to Heaven,” the new book by Robert Clifton Robinson, now at Amazon


On March 5, 2015, I published my new book: “The Prophecies of the Messiah,” $7.77 at Amazon Kindle eBooks.

After thirty years of research and three years of writing and editing, this three-thousand page treatise on the Hebrew prophecies that are fulfilled by Jesus in the New Testament, is finally finished.

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A Personal Application

There are countless books on the subject of Bible Prophecy. Most former publications are centered on the study of prophecies which concern the last days of earth.

This book is about how the Hebrew prophecies that Jesus fulfilled, may be personally applied to your life.

Most people do not realize that everything that Jesus fulfilled, also has a wonderful principle behind it. These illustrations are not simply dry prophecies with a scholarly explanation, but real hard facts of life, which enhance and encourage anyone who will read them.

Most of the text of this book is devoted to encouraging the reader in their everyday life. As the Messiah, Jesus displayed such stunning wisdom in all of the circumstances of His life—the wise will study and emulate Him in all He said and did.

Even if you know very little about the Bible and find the entire subject of Christianity a mystery, the Prophecies of the Messiah will bring both into clear view. The practical points of the Messiah’s prophecies, give us wisdom in how to live a life that is full of peace, hope, and contentment. The life that the Messiah has displayed for us during His short time on earth, reveals a manner of living that is in complete opposition to the world in which we live. The Messiah shows us how wrong the world is in the way that it views human beings and how they are treated.

It is the way in which Jesus spoke to people and the manner in which He treated those that He met, that is of greatest interest. In this, we observe how God feels about us and the tender care and compassion that He has for all people.

The Messiah reveals a life that is founded on a new beginning, a life that this world could never impart to us. In the world, once you have failed, you are often set aside and forgotten. The Messiah shows us how failure is not the end of our life, it is an opportunity for a wonderful new beginning. The way that the Messiah has chosen for us—He has also prepared. This is a path that is guided by His wisdom, comforted by His compassion, and directed by His knowledge of all that is ahead. It is in the Prophecies of the Messiah that we find this way into a new life. Read the rest of this entry »


COPYRIGHT WARNING

We often hear the term: “The Gospel of Jesus Christ.” What is the “Gospel,” what does this mean and how does this principle affect the lives of every person who has been born on the earth?

The best news that man has ever received is that God is willing to forgive our sins. All of us have felt condemnation for the things we have done during our life. We all know instinctively in our hearts that we have done wrong, and we long for relief from the guilt that we feel.

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COPYRIGHT WARNING

Many of the most significant prophecies which concern the Messiah and the Last Days, have two parts: an earlier fulfillment, as well as a later fulfillment. This is particularly observed in the Prophecies contained within Isaiah chapter 61. Jesus demonstrated how this earlier and later fulfillment of the same prophecy is possible as He opens the scroll of Isaiah in the city of Nazareth.

Isaiah 61:1a “The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, Because the LORD has anointed Me.”

There are four prophecies from Isaiah Chapter 61:1-2 that speak in detail of the Messiah’s introduction to the world. They are undoubtably some of the most amazing predictions that are given to us by God, in the Bible.

As Jesus comes into Nazareth, He arrives at the synagogue to serve on a specific Sabbath as the guest speaker. He is handed the scroll from the Prophet Isaiah, which has apparently already been unrolled to the portion of scripture that would be read on that specific day.[1] Amazingly, the verses of scripture which has been chosen for Jesus to read from is Isaiah 61:1-2:

“The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed, To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD,…” Then He closed the book. —Luke chapter 4

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COPYRIGHT WARNING

The darkness which suddenly occurred during the time of Jesus Crucifixion in the Gospel of Matthew, is confirmed by secular sources. It is interesting that those who claim that the narrative of Jesus death and resurrection in the New Testament is a fabrication and myth–ignore the Historical records of these events. How is it that a myth could be confirmed by non-interested and hostile parties? Roman historians record a supernatural event of unknown origin–precisely occurring at noon on the day Jesus was crucified and lasting until 3 pm the same day–precisely as the New Testament Gospels describe.

“Search your writings and you shall find that in Pilates time, when Christ suffered, the sun was suddenly withdrawn and darkness followed”. –Rufinus, Greek Historian

 “Now from the sixth hour (Noon) until the ninth hour (3 Pm) there was darkness over all the land. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” –Matthew 27:45-46 Read the rest of this entry »


COPYRIGHT WARNING

The Prophet Isaiah describes the Messiah arriving in Jerusalem on a specific day–to present Himself as the fulfillment of all Hebrew prophecy.

Isaiah 59:20 “The Redeemer will come to Zion, And to those who turn from transgression in Jacob,” Says the LORD.

Jesus fulfilled this prophecy of Messiah by coming into Jerusalem on one specific Day. This was the day that the Lamb was presented to be examined for defects–before he was offered on Passover. This was the precise day that Daniel predicted the Messiah would make Himself known.

Matthew 21:1-11 Now when they drew near Jerusalem, and came to Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Loose them and bring them to Me. And if anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord has need of them,’ and immediately he will send them.” All this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying: “Tell the daughter of Zion, ‘Behold, your King is coming to you, Lowly, and sitting on a donkey, A colt, the foal of a donkey.’ ” So the disciples went and did as Jesus commanded them. They brought the donkey and the colt, laid their clothes on them, and set Him on them. And a very great multitude spread their clothes on the road; others cut down branches from the trees and spread them on the road. Then the multitudes who went before and those who followed cried out, saying: “Hosanna to the Son of David! ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD!’ Hosanna in the highest!” And when He had come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, “Who is this?” So the multitudes said, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth of Galilee.”

This prophecy of Isaiah describes the Messiah making His arrival at Jerusalem (Zion).

It is interesting that the disciples, on a few occasions, sought to convince Jesus to go to Jerusalem and declare His identity. It is certain that by this time, the men who were closest to Jesus had already come to understand that He was the Messiah. It it also likely that they understood from certain scriptures, such as this prophecy from Isaiah 59:20, that the Messiah would be revealed at Jerusalem. On all former occasions, Jesus’ response was always the same: My time has not yet come…

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COPYRIGHT WARNING

Nearly 700 years before Jesus came into the world, the prophet Isaiah described the Salvation which God would offer to the world and the fact that it would be completely His work and none of man’s efforts or works. .

Isaiah 59:16b He saw that there was no man, And wondered that there was no intercessor; Therefore His own arm brought salvation for Him; And His own righteousness, it sustained Him.

Isaiah speaks of the Messiah as the only way by which any person may be saved.

“Therefore His own arm brought salvation.”

Unfortunately, a majority of people who have lived upon the earth do not like a plan of salvation which does not recognize their efforts or reward their obedience. We have this idea as human beings that we can work and perform good in order to be accepted and loved by other human beings. We tend to carry this idea over to our relationship with God, who surely will accept a person who is basically good or does good works.

According to the words of God, this idea is wrong.

The actions of redemption rest solely with the Lord and not with man. We do not have the capacity to redeem ourselves, according to the word of God. This principle makes it clear for us that no church, no religion, no man, has the ability to meet the requirements set forth by the law of God for salvation to take place.

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