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  • Love Your Enemies (Part 2)

    20 JUN 2024 · Whether you're grappling with questions about the nature of God, seeking to deepen your understanding of nonviolence, or looking for ways to actively embody the teachings of Jesus in your daily life, this new teaching offers both inspiration and practical guidance. Join us as we explore how the steadfast love of God not only anchors us in times of change but also empowers us to be agents of His unending peace in our communities and beyond. In this thought-provoking session, Jerry will guide us through an exploration of the deep, unchanging love of God as revealed through Jesus and what this means for us today. You'll discover the profound implications of living a life of nonviolence, inspired by the teachings and example of Jesus, and how this path can transform not only our own lives but the world around us. We look forward to having you join us for this transformative journey into the heart of God's unchanging love and His call to live out the gospel of peace. Session #4 - Love Your Enemies (Part 2) Teacher: Jerry Robinson Watch this episode on Youtube here: https://youtube.com/live/gALQgei8IxA View the full series online here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL35cMHnIa4WeY3oGm6qHfh-ry8rQ_O71y
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  • Love Your Enemies (Part 1)

    5 JUN 2024 · In this pivotal session, we delve into one of Jesus' most radical teachings: "Love Your Enemies." We explore the transformative power of responding to hostility with compassion and forgiveness, reflecting the boundless love of God. Through profound discussions and challenging questions, we uncover the practical application of this teaching in our daily lives, learning how to navigate conflicts and cultivate a spirit of reconciliation. This session challenges us to embody the revolutionary principle of loving our enemies, ultimately shaping us into agents of peace and reconciliation in a world longing for transformative love. Session #3 - Love Your Enemies (Part 1) Teacher: Jerry Robinson Watch this episode on Youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmNCE3azi08 View the full series online here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL35cMHnIa4WeY3oGm6qHfh-ry8rQ_O71y
    Played 54m 51s
  • The Foundation of Nonviolence (Part 2)

    22 MAY 2024 · In a world rife with violence and conflict, our new "The Gospel of Peace" teaching series serves as a light in the present darkness that can lead us back to the heart of Jesus's teachings on nonviolence. Jerry Robinson, an author, speaker, and Bible teacher, takes you on a profound journey through Scripture, challenging prevailing notions of violence in Christianity and uncovering the deep, peace-filled wisdom of the gospel. Session #2 - The Foundation of Nonviolence (Part 2) Teacher: Jerry Robinson Watch this episode on Youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/live/wN4eHZinw0A View the full series online here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL35cMHnIa4WeY3oGm6qHfh-ry8rQ_O71y
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  • The Foundation of Nonviolence (Part 1)

    7 MAY 2024 · In a world rife with violence and conflict, our new "The Gospel of Peace" teaching series serves as a light in the present darkness that can lead us back to the heart of Jesus's teachings on nonviolence. Jerry Robinson, an author, speaker, and Bible teacher, takes you on a profound journey through Scripture, challenging prevailing notions of violence in Christianity and uncovering the deep, peace-filled wisdom of the gospel. Session #1 - The Foundation of Nonviolence (Part 1) Teacher: Jerry Robinson Watch this episode on Youtube here: https://youtube.com/live/u3K25fsX598
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  • What is Just War Theory? (Just War 101 for Christians)

    2 AUG 2023 · Ever wondered what Just War Theory is all about? Well, we've got you covered! In a nutshell, Just War Theory is a set of ethical principles used to assess the morality of using military force. But here's the kicker—we need to explore it from a critical perspective, especially for those of us who strive to follow Christ's teachings of peace. Related Video: Just War Theory vs Jesus Christ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5TV7OrJaws Just War Theory acknowledges that war and violence are generally seen as negative, but it proposes that there may be certain situations where the use of force is deemed necessary and justifiable. Key principles of just war theory include the idea that the use of force should be a last resort, that it should be used to achieve a just end, and that it should be conducted in a way that is proportional to the harm being addressed. However, as peacemakers in Christ, we must question and examine this theory through a different lens that values Christ’s commands above the tradition of men. If you're interested in gaining a deeper understanding of Just War Theory and exploring its implications from a critical perspective, we invite you to watch this short and enlightening 10-minute video clip by Jerry Robinson. https://youtu.be/HMJt1zDs17E Jerry offers insights that challenge the conventional narrative and provoke thoughtful consideration. Let's pursue peace in all that we do! This clip is an excerpt from our full-length video on this topic entitled: "Just War Theory vs Jesus Christ." You can watch it here: https://youtu.be/A5TV7OrJaws
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  • Has Your Love Grown Cold?

    15 MAY 2023 · “And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.” (Matthew 24:12) Has your love grown cold? The love of many has grown cold in America (and around the world,) which explains why so many today prefer hatred of enemies over Christ’s law of enemy love. Enemy love is an unpopular message both in the pews and the pulpits. (Let alone outside the four walls of the church.) When we hate our enemies, we become what we hate. This is the way of death. The way of life is found in peace and love with both friends and enemies. We know this because of the nonviolent love of both friends and enemies modeled by our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. The way of life is the way of peace not found in carnal weapons. The true gospel (GOOD news) of Jesus Christ is a gospel of peace that calls men to walk in the way of peace as they follow their Prince of Peace. Press into Jesus for He is our peace. Keep reading online here: https://truerichesradio.com/has-your-love-grown-cold/
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  • Turning the Other Cheek: Understanding Jesus' Radical Message of Forgiveness

    21 APR 2023 · In this latest episode, Bible teacher/author Jerry Robinson explores the profound and often misunderstood teaching of Jesus on turning the other cheek. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus famously issued this radical command to all who would follow Him: “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also." (Matthew https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpqJZLxKE9g&t=338s,39) This powerful message of forgiveness has the potential to transform our lives and the world around us, but what exactly did Jesus mean when he told his followers to "turn the other cheek?" As a Christian for many years, I must say that I’ve heard many explanations of this passage that usually suggest that it is not about violence but more about “interpersonal relationships.” Strangely, I’ve rarely (if ever) heard a sermon that digs into the Old Testament context of Christ’s command. In fact, one simple way to understand what Jesus meant by this command is to look at the context of the Mosaic law that Christ is referring to. Namely, the Old Testament command "eye for eye, tooth for tooth." The phrase "eye for eye, tooth for tooth" is part of the legal code in the Torah and is often referred to as the law of retaliation or lex talionis. The principle of lex talionis is an ancient legal concept that was adopted by various legal systems and is reflected in various religious texts, including the Old Testament. In essence, it is the idea that a punishment should fit the crime, or that the punishment should be proportional to the harm caused. This phrase appears three times in the Mosaic law. 1) Exodus 21:24 - In this passage, the law is in reference to a pregnant woman who is maimed or murdered as a result of two men who are fighting/warring. 2) Leviticus 24:20 - This passage refers to a person who is “disfigured” (i.e. injured) by another man. 3) Deuteronomy 19:21 - This passage refers to a person who is being falsely accused of a capital offense (likely worthy of death) by a false witness. In all these cases, retaliation against the guilty party is demanded in proportion to the harm caused. In this episode, we take a deep dive into these biblical texts and examine the historical context that Jesus’ audience knew well to gain a clearer understanding of Christ’s radical command to not repay evil for evil, even to one’s enemies.
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  • It's Time To Rethink Good and Evil

    10 APR 2023 · What does the Bible say about good and evil? In this next video episode of the Rethink series, teacher/author Jerry Robinson tackles the topic of good and evil. Jerry begins with a basic review of God's good creation to reveal that God only does and makes "good" things. Next, he examines the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and provides a simple, but often overlooked, explanation for what the text is revealing to us about God's true nature. Later, Jerry explains what it means that Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil by acknowledging the existence of "the evil one." This teaching uncovers the hidden tracks of "the evil one" throughout the scriptures and shows how God defeated the adversary's darkness with light. It will also challenge you to "rethink" what scripture reveals about good and evil and includes numerous insights and eye-opening details about God's eternal goodness. Learn more about Jerry Robinson and our ministry work at https://truerichesradio.com
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  • From Sword to Savior: It's Time To Rethink The Roman Centurion

    27 FEB 2023 · One of the greatest questions that faced the early church was whether Christians could join the military and participate in war. When the question of Christians joining the military and using the sword arises, inevitably someone will turn to Matthew 8:5-13 where Christ publicly praises the faith of a Roman centurion (soldier) who requests a miracle. Put simply, the Centurion’s “faith” coupled with Christ's silence on the Centurion's occupation has long been used as a reason why Christians can join the military. Here’s what the Bible says: “And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him, And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented. And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him. The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed. For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it. When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel." (Matthew 8:5-13) The logic goes like this: Since Christ applauded the Centurion’s faith, and because Christ does not explicitly command the soldier to forsake his military occupation, it must mean that Jesus supports the idea of Christians joining the military. But is that really what is going on in this Biblical account? Are we to assume that Jesus approves of His followers joining the military simply because he was silent on the Centurion’s choice of occupation? In this new teaching, we dive headlong into this question and many others in an attempt to discern how Christ's followers are to respond to military service. We will also consider other examples of Centurions throughout the New Testament in our investigation. Learn more about Jerry Robinson and our ministry work at https://truerichesradio.com
    Played 1h 33m 49s
  • It's Time To Rethink "Christian" Just War Theory

    26 JAN 2023 · Have you ever questioned the morality of Christian involvement in war? It's a complex and nuanced topic that has been debated for centuries within the Christian community. On one hand, the Bible teaches that Jesus Christ came to bring peace and that Christians are called to love their enemies and turn the other cheek. On the other hand, there are passages in the Old Testament that seem to condone violence and warfare. One way to understand the Christian perspective on war is through the concept of just war theory. Just war theory is a framework that attempts to justify the use of military force by examining whether a war is morally justifiable. According to just war theory, a war can be considered just if it is fought for a just cause, such as self-defense or protecting the innocent; if it is fought using proportionate means; and if it is fought with the intention of achieving a lasting peace. Many Christians believe that just war theory provides a way to reconcile the Bible's teachings on peace and nonviolence with the reality of a fallen world in which war and violence sometimes seem necessary. The Church's long and enduring "Just War" tradition has made it morally "safe" for many Christian leaders to be pro-military at all times and to support America's wars without any pause or hesitation. Because wars can be just, the idea goes, followers of Christ should not only support them, they should participate in them. The Just War tradition carves out a well-reasoned justification for Christians, who are not even allowed to hate their enemies or sue at law, to kill their enemies. Of course, Christ's commands to love one's enemies are nowhere to be found in the many criteria of the so-called "Christian" Just War theory. Let's be honest. Just War theory openly rejects the way of Christ in preference of homicidal violence as a means of conflict resolution. None of its criteria consult Him, let alone acknowledge Christ's existence. Just War doctrine reads as if Christ never came and never existed. Sadly, this is the moral measuring stick used by many Christians for deciding when homicidal violence is justified or unjustified. And the way that the Just War theory works is that as long as the war is "just", the killing is not "murder." That's the way the theory works. But let's not forget that if the war does not meet ALL of the Just War criteria, then the war is "unjust" and the killing is "murder." Do you find it strange that none of the Christian Just War advocates are willing to explain exactly how the Pentagon's methods, means, and conduct satisfy the Just War criteria? When was the last time you heard a sermon about just war or just homicide? Ever heard a sermon about "unjust" wars? Are all of America's wars "just" now? Does the theory that greenlights Christian participation in war have no criteria today except our own lusts and desires? In this new teaching from our ongoing Rethink series, by Bible teacher Jerry Robinson will share why he rejects the Christian nature of the Just War Theory. In this teaching, you will learn about: - Christ's nonviolent love of friends and enemies - The Apostle's nonviolent love of friends and enemies - The nonviolent and antiwar roots of the early church - The ancient origins and wide-ranging history of the Just War theory - How "Just War" came to be considered a "Christian" revelation superior to Christ's commands to love one's enemy - Why Christians should rethink Just War theory and consider a more Christ-centered approach to conflict resolution While the world may continue to war after Christ's resurrection and ascension, it does not follow that Christians must join the world in waging its wars in order to be considered virtuous. If there was ever a time to adopt a more Christ-centered approach to military warfare, when better than our present nuclear age? Ultimately, whether or not Christians should participate in war will come down to our consciences and our interpretation of Christ's commands. The question we must all answer for ourselves is this: "Can I rightly keep Christ's commands to love my enemies by killing them?" Learn more about Jerry Robinson and our ministry work at https://truerichesradio.com
    Played 1h 37m 18s

True Riches Radio is a Bible-teaching ministry led by Jerry Robinson. Our mission is challenging believers to think and thinkers to believe. Find all of our free Christ-centered and Kingdom-focused...

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True Riches Radio is a Bible-teaching ministry led by Jerry Robinson. Our mission is challenging believers to think and thinkers to believe. Find all of our free Christ-centered and Kingdom-focused teachings online at http://truerichesradio.com.
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