Rob MacDormand

Readers like Rob MacDormand’s articles because they express a great love of the Lord and are written in such a way as to be easily understood. Perhaps he gained a great insight from his mother who for years was a contributing writer to The Prophetic Expositor, the former magazine of British-Israel-World Federation. He writes a great deal about blessings and curses, how both have affected our Israel nations, and he emphasizes the great need to proclaim the Gospel of the Kingdom whenever the opportunity arises. He does so in his personal ministry.

Rob is a graduate of the University of Alberta, was engaged in the oil industry for many years and now is involved in city planning. He is a third generation believer in the Israel message and has a great interest in what is going to happen spiritually to our brethren as the end of the age draws closer.

A recent letter to the editor referred to I John 4:12: “No man hath seen God at any time.” The questioner then mentioned John 14:9: “Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?” The question is: “Since Jesus was God, how could the apostle John say that no man has seen God?”

God is a Trinity and none of us have a complete understanding of Him. He is Father, Son, and Spirit and these three are one. “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.” I John 5:7. Jesus Christ is known as the Word of God. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:1, and also it says, “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” John 1:14. Jesus has many other titles. It says of Him, “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6. Therefore Jesus is called both Father and God.


The Apostle Paul wrote to the Galatians and warned them of the dangers of another gospel. “I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.” Galatians 1:6-8. Today there are other gospels being preached and many people are being deceived by them. Gospel means good news and there are many voices today that purport to preach good news, but they bring only deception.

The gospel of humanism is one example of a false gospel. This doctrine says that we are products of evolution and that we are constantly evolving into something higher. It is the worship of humanity as opposed to the worship of God. People are told to look into themselves and draw from an inner strength and become great. Eve had this desire in the garden when the devil tempted her to eat the fruit. He said, “For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.” Genesis 3:5. The true Gospel says that we shall be as gods, but only if we are under the controlling influence of Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit. “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” John 1:12-13.


This year saw the one hundredth anniversary of the start of the First World War and the seventieth anniversary of the D-Day invasion in the Second World War. As we remember these events we can ask, “Are we heading for another and greater war?” In the D-Day remembrance service, the Queen stated that we must strive for peace so that in the future we do not have to erect monuments to young people who gave their lives in service to their country. Our Anglo-Saxon people would agree with this statement but it is increasingly becoming apparent that peace will elude us. The world is in a crisis situation. There is the Russian expansion in the Ukraine, the rise of ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) in the Middle East, and political unrest in many parts of the world including Libya, Sudan, the Gaza strip, and even the gradual loss of freedom in Hong Kong. Some African countries are in extreme turmoil trying to deal with the Ebola virus.


I have listened to different people both in the Israel Truth movement and outside of the movement who have expressed apprehension about meeting God in judgment. They have said they do not know if they are righteous enough to enter the Kingdom of God. The problem is that they are asking themselves the wrong question.

The question they should be asking themselves is: “Will the shed blood of Jesus Christ be sufficient to make me acceptable to God?” In this life we can never measure up to God’s requirements for righteousness. He demands absolute perfection and does not accept anything less. Only the sacrifice of His only begotten Son is enough to cleanse us completely of our sins. In all of human history there has only been one human being who has fulfilled God’s requirements for righteousness; that is Jesus Christ. For the rest of us it says, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;” Romans 3:23. However, for Christians the promise is that we are, “Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;” Romans 3:24-25. We do not rely on our own righteousness to be accepted by God, but on the shed blood of Jesus Christ. Are we righteous enough to enter the Kingdom of God? No! However, we shall enter that Kingdom if we believe and trust in the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross.


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