We believe that YHVH sent His only begotten Son into the world to pay the price for our sin (John 3:16) and that Yeshua was His given name (though He is commonly known as "Jesus" to most). When He came to this earth, He did so having been born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, demonstrated the authority and power of God in works and speech, died on the cross, rose from the dead on the third day, and is now seated at the right hand of God having accomplished all that is necessary for man's salvation (as described in all four Gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John as well as in the books of Romans and Hebrews and all throughout the New Testament).
We believe it is essential for man to repent of sin and by faith receive the finished work of Christ by professing Yeshua (Jesus) as Lord with his mouth and believing in his heart, thus resulting in regeneration by the Holy Spirit (Romans 6:23, Romans 10:9-10). We believe salvation comes by grace through faith and that it is the gift of God, not of works lest anyone should boast (Ephesians 2:8). We also believe that this profession of faith should be followed by full immersion baptism as a public act of obedience (Acts 2:38).
As Believers in Yeshua (Jesus), we understand that we are now His body here on earth and therefore we believe we should be doing what His body did while He walked this earth: proclaiming the Kingdom message, healing the sick, raising the dead, casting out demons, curing lepers... and even greater works. (John 14:12;1 Corinthians 12:28; Mark 16:17,18) Thus, we choose to accept the words of our Savior and reject the words of men who teach that the "Gifts of the Spirit" passed away with the Apostles as described in the (Satan inspired) Doctrine of Cessation.
We believe the true Church is composed of all born-again Believers in Yeshua, regardless of man-made denominational affiliations. Such Believers are also known as the "body of Christ" (Romans 12:5). This body consists of many parts (1 Corinthians 12:11-13), all of which are essential for God's work here on earth.
We believe all born-again Believers have been commissioned to share the complete Gospel to all the world (Matthew 28:18-20).
We believe the Holy Bible is Divinely inspired (2 Timothy 3:16), written by men and empowered by God, infallible and authoritative in the orignal manuscripts.
That being said, we do not believe the Bible is the Fourth Person of the Trinity. Yeshua is the Word of God that was made flesh and dwelt among us (John 1:1-14) not the politically motivated collection of 66 books now considered canon in our Protestant Bibles.
That being said, we do not believe the King James Version (which used to contain 80 books) is the only true and accurate English version of the Scriptures. There are "errors" in ALL English translations simply due to the bankrupt nature of the English language when compared to the Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek languages. For the most part, the Bible was written by Hebrews, for Hebrews and should be understood through a Hebrew mindset. As soon as the Scriptures were translated into Greek it went from a Eastern Mindset to a Western Mindset. When it went from Greek to Latin, German, English, etc. the problem was compounded. Thus, even the best English translation fails to always accurately and adequately convey the original intent and meanings behind the words written in the superior languages (with an Eastern Mindset). That is why we believe that the Bible can not simply be read, it must be studied (2 Timothy 2:15) in the context of the language, people and cultures to, by and for which the Scriptures were written. Please watch the following videos for more on this bullet point:
We believe it is profitable to compare multiple versions of the English translations, while cross-referencing the original languages in order to discern the meanings and truths the Scriptures are trying to convey.
It should be noted that nowhere in the Bible do we find God telling anyone to make a Bible.
While we are extremely grateful for the written words of God and spend a great deal of time studying and referring to them, the fact is, many of the more notable characters in the Scriptures operated without one and yet God somehow managed to use them anyway! It is our belief that God wants to do the same thing in and through us that He did through the Patriarchs and Saints of the Bible. Scripture says that He has written His word on our hearts. Therefore, we believe that WE should be living Testaments of God, declaring the works of Yeshua and walking in the power He gave us through His Holy Spirit. As it has been said, "You may be the only Bible someone will ever read." So, we should live as unto Christ.
I also do not believe that any one version of our English Bible is 100% correct and accurate in its TRANSLATION. Granted, some are better than others, but Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic are all very complex languages and it is often hard for English as a language to do the text justice. Thus, I find that comparing different English translations can help show us a variety of ways of looking at what was originally written. Therefore, throughout this series of blogs, I will be referencing different versions of English Bibles as well as taking a look at some of the books not currently considered "canon" in our (Protestant) Bibles. Having grown up in a "KJV only" environment, I felt the need to say this up front. I pray that does not hinder you in any way from being able to receive what I have to say in the materials presented here on this website.
We believe in a literal six day Creation by God. We do not subscibe to any notion of evolution, whether via the standard Dawinian model, the theistic evolutionary model or the pan-spermia model. We take the Bible literally and thus adhere to the Genesis account of Creation. Although many consider this to be a critically important issue (as do we), this issue is included in the Non-Essential category because we do not see it as something necessary to believe in in order to go to Heaven.
Extra-Biblical texts: We are often accused of relying too heavily on "extra-biblical sources" to support the claims being made on this website or in our materials. We take issue with that notion because there are many things in the current canon of Scripture that simply can not be fully understood without external reference. Take a "centurion" for instance. If all we had was the Bible, we'd have no clue who or what a centurion truly was beyond a passing understanding that he was a leader of Roman soldiers. The same would be true of a "pharaoh." All we'd know is that such a person ruled Egypt. To have a deeper understanding of either, we'd have to go to sources outside of the Bible. And that's exactly what scholars have done for centuries regarding anything not fully explained by the text itself. Therefore, the same must hold true for topics like the "Nephilim." Both the writers of the Bible as well as those to whom it was addressed knew and understood who and what the Nephilim were. How did they know that? They knew because Hebrew writers had written detailed books about these creatures. If we can consult Egyptian texts to understand pharaohs and Roman texts to understand centurions, might we not also consult Hebrew texts to understand Biblical concepts, themes, ideas and topics such as the Nephilim? We believe this is a valid, scholarly approach with much precedence in Biblical research and thus find most of the ridicule that we receive on the issue of using "extra-biblical sources" to be unfounded, biased and quite hypocritical considering the extensive use of other sources that are often used to explore many other subjects in the Bible.
That being said, we believe there are other books outside of the current canon of Scripture worthy of note: particularly books that are actually named and/or are referenced either directly or by inference by the Bible itself (like the books of 1 Enoch, Jasher and Jubilees for instance). However, our position is that if there are any contradictions found in those "extra-Biblical books," we will always err on the side of "accepted canon." Otherwise, we believe they are worthy of consideration for additional information and elaboration on existing canon. Furthermore, if the Divinely inspired authors of "accepted canon" can quote from these other ancient text, we again find it quite hypocritical and unjustified for people to ridicule us for doing the same.
We do not claim to have the corner on truth. We share only what we believe we are learning from God. We encourage you to be a "good Berean" and search these things out for yourself and let the Holy Spirit be your only source for determining what is true. Our own views have changed on various topics over the years and they continue to mature as new revelation is discovered and things we formerly believed are proven wrong from the searching of Scripture and interaction with brothers and sisters in the Lord who have insight to offer. We are not perfect and therefore try to remain open and teachable. We ask that you do the same.
We believe that Yeshua was serious when He said in Matthew 24:37, "As it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be at the coming of the Son of man." When looking at the 950 years of Noah's life, it is clear that there are going to be a lot of strange and scary things happening in the Last Days - that most people are not prepared for, since so few in the Church seem to ever address this issue. Namely, the return of the Nephilim and possibly the Watchers who created them.
We believe in the soon coming return of Christ and that all three dominant views of the Rapture of the Saints (Pre-Mid-Post) can actually be reconciled, with each having certain elements of truth contained within them. Personally, though some Rapture views appear to be stronger than others, we don't have an official position on this issue. We do believe that there is a Rapture and it is our heart's desire to be ready for it whenever it happens. We would rather be prepared (for the long haul) and not need to be, than not be prepared when we do need to be. Regardless, we were commanded to occupy until He returns, not sit back and wait for some great escape. Death is just as imminent as the Rapture and therefore our focus is on reaching the Lost, and not on leaving them behind.
(NOTE: It is difficult to tell everything we believe in 14 bullet points, but we make this Statement of Faith available to those who ask for one so they will know we are Bible-believing Christians. Watching, listening to and reading our teachings will give you much more information. We appreciate your interest in our projects!)
WHO IS ROB SKIBA?
I am simply a flawed man trying to have a deeper relationship with and understanding of my Lord and Savior, Yeshua so that I may become more like Him. And I have a sincere desire to show others how to do the same.
The following video tells my life story in about 3 minutes:
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
We have seen or heard you on a number of radio programs talking about our so-called Hebrew roots and often hear you refer to Yahovah and Yeshua. Are you part of the Hebrew Roots and Sacred Name Movements?
ANSWER: No. We are NOT a part of any "movement."
Regarding the issue of our Hebrew roots, we acknowledge that our Bible was written by Hebrews in a Hebrew mindset. Like it or not, the main characters of our Bible (including our Savior) were Hebrews. Thus, everything we know about the Bible comes from that foundation. We believe to deny that truth is to both destroy the foundation upon which our faith is built, as well as lose the context for our beliefs. Much of the Bible's concepts can only truly be understood in the context of its Hebrew roots.
Regarding the issue of the "sacred names" of our Heavenly Father and His only begotten Son, we merely acknowledge that God has a name and it isn't "LORD" or "God" but rather YHVH (though some disagree on how that is to be pronounced, we choose to do so as "Yahovah" based on our research into the matter). We also acknowledge that "Jesus" was not the given name of our Savior. His parents, friends and disciples called him "Yeshua" and so we prefer to do the same. We do NOT believe that your prayers are not heard, you are not saved or can't go to heaven unless you use those names. It is simply our personal preference based on what we have learned from the Scriptures and history.
Are you a Seventh Day Adventist?
ANSWER: No. We are not Seventh Day Adventists and have no affiliation with them or any other man-made denomination for that matter.
You often sound like a legalist when talking about God's Law. What is your position on the Ten Commandments, and keeping the Sabbath and Feasts of the Jews?
ANSWER: As mentioned in our Statement of Faith above, we believe in the finished work of Yeshua on the cross. Savation is a free gift received by grace through faith, not of works lest any man should boast. Keeping the Law is no longer a salvation issue. In fact, we believe it is and always was a LOVE issue. We don't have to keep the Law, we get to!
Ever since we started to study and learn from the Torah, we have become EXTREMELY excited about the Word of God and learning who Yeshua really was. The words and teachings of the Torah - the first 5 books that were given to us by God through Moses - are literally woven throughout the entire Bible. It is like the preface. A preface of a book, tells you how to read the rest of the book. The Torah is the preface for the Bible and you can not truly understand the Scriptures without understanding the first 5 books.
As we have begun to observe the Sabbath and practice the Feasts of God (note I did not say Feasts of the Jews. Leviticus 23:4 says, "These are the feasts of the LORD, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons.") we have grown immensely in our faith and walk with God. But as we've begun to try and do Bible things in Bible ways, we've noticed an extreme backlash from fellow brothers and sisters in Christ who think we are becoming legalistic Judaizers. This is simply not true. So to set the record straight, we submit the following explanation for why we believe and teach the way we do:
We don't keep the commandments of God out of some notion of a legalistic, work-based salvation, nor do we teach that. Again, this is NOT about salvation. It is about love. David was said to have been a man after God's own heart. He repeatedly stated how much he loved and delighted in the commandments of God. The Scripture makes it absolutely clear that to keep the commandments of God is to show our LOVE for Him, the way He said He was to be loved. But for those who claim to love God, we've found that many Christians sure make a big case against doing what HE said to do in order to prove your love for Him:
Exodus 20:6 says:
And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
Deuteronomy 7:9 says:
Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations.
Deuteronomy 11:1 says:
Therefore thou shalt love the LORD thy God, and keep his charge, and his statutes, and his judgments, and his commandments, alway.
Deuteronomy 11:13 says:
And it shall come to pass, if ye shall hearken diligently unto my commandments which I command you this day, to love the LORD your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul,
Deuteronomy 11:22 says:
For if ye shall diligently keep all these commandments which I command you, to do them, to love the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, and to cleave unto him;
Deuteronomy 30:16 says:
In that I command thee this day to love the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it.
Joshua 22:5 says:
But take diligent heed to do the commandment and the law, which Moses the servant of the LORD charged you, to love the LORD your God, and to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and to cleave unto him, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.
Nehemiah 1:5 says:
And said, I beseech thee, O LORD God of heaven, the great and terrible God, that keepeth covenant and mercy for them that love him and observe his commandments:
David, the man after God's own heart said:
Psalm 119:47 says:
And I will delight myself in thy commandments, which I have loved.
Psalm 119:48 says:
My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate in thy statutes.
Psalm 119:127 says:
Therefore I love thy commandments above gold; yea, above fine gold.
David was called a "man after God's own heart" because he loved and delighted in the commandments of God. Sure, he fell many times and violated a number of them, but he repented of those sins, acknowledging his failures. God honored that.
Daniel 9:4 says: And I prayed unto the LORD my God, and made my confession, and said, O Lord, the great and dreadful God, keeping the covenant and mercy to them that love him, and to them that keep his commandments;
John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
John 14:21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
John 15:10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.
Are you seeing a pattern here? John said:
1 John 5:2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.
1 John 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
2 John 1:6 And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.
Again, this is a LOVE ISSUE NOT A SALVATION ISSUE. But so few want to acknowledge that. And they often quote a number of passages from the New Testament, which appear to be saying that we should no longer pay attention to God's law because of our New Covenant. Could it be that Paul is perhaps the most misunderstood writer of Scripture?
Again, consider what the beloved disciple John said:
And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked. - 1 John 2:3-6
How did "he" (Jesus) walk? He walked in total fulfillment of God's law, keeping and observing every one of them. John says if you say you know Him (presumably as your savior) and yet you don't want to keep His commandments, you are a liar and the truth is not in you. That's what the Bible says.
One of the commandments is to "Remember the Sabbath and keep in holy." We do not believe God kept the other 9 commandments in effect, only to throw out the 4th one after the cross. We believe you can worship God on Sunday (or every day for that matter) as you please. But we maintain that we should still honor this commandment in order to show our love for God.
Regarding the Feasts, again, it is a common misconception that they are the "Feasts of the Jews." Leviticus 23 makes it very clear that they are the Feasts of God/the LORD (YHVH) and not those of one tribe of Israel. The Bible teaches us that these Feast are "moedim" (appointed times) that we are to "miqra" (rehearse). Thus, we believe they essentially represent a "script" that God is following. Yeshua is the main actor in this script. He knows His lines perfectly and He hits His mark every time. He died on Passover (NOT Good Friday), was buried on Unleavened Bread and rose on First Fruits (NOT on Easter). The Holy Spirit then came down on Pentacost. Thus the first 4 Feasts were absolutely fulfilled to the letter.
Yeshua's first coming was illustrated in those Feasts. It therefore stands to reason that His Second Coming will follow this same pattern. Therefore, we believe that in order to understand God's past and future plans, appointed times and seasons, we should learn and practice/observe these Feasts.
The usual Christian holidays of Christmas and Easter have NOTHING to do with Yeshua and everything to do with Nimrod and Semiramis. They are pagan holidays through and through. Therefore, we have cast off the things of Babylon in favor of the things of God. We do not believe that to celebrate the Feasts of YHVH is any more legalistic than to celebrate the Beast Feasts of Nimrod.
In summary, it is our position that we should do our best to keep the laws and Feasts of God NOT for our salvation, but rather simply to show our love for our Heavenly Father and His only Son that was sent to save us, and also to gain greater understanding concerning the plans God has for us.
We have seen or heard you make reference to the Seven Mountain Prophecy. Are you a Dominionist? What is the reason for your support of that ideology?
ANSWER: We are NOT a part of or in any way affiliated with the "dominionist movement." For us (as well as the FOUNDERS of the concept), it is about REACHING not RULING the nations. And I think pretty much everyone would agree that the following "seven mountains" DO in fact influence and have tremendous impact on our culture:
7. Arts and Entertainment
I only mention the concept in my talk because I believe that the gifts talents and abilities God gave me line up with the last two on that list. And I believe those two actually have a tremendous influence on the other 5. So I use this illustration to drive the point home.
Here's the real issue as I see it - every concept can be twisted to suit the Devil's agenda. His first mode of operation was to twist the Word of God. He did it in the Garden. He did it when he tempted Jesus. And he continues to do so even to this day. So, should we toss out the Bible too? No. Of course not. Therefore, if we know this is how the Devil works, it should be no surprise that he would also twist something that could REACH the nations with the Gospel into a concept about taking "DOMINION" over nations in the sense of RULING over them. I don't believe that is what Francis Shaefer, Lauren Cunningham and Bill Bright (all good men in the Body of Christ) had in mind when they first proposed this "vision" from God.
I updated my on-line video with some annotations to clarify my position:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1ZS3fRTWk0 (you can skip to about 2 minutes in to get to the part regarding the Seven Mountains). After that, I give my testimony in a rather unique way. So, you could check that out too if you'd like. Although, that may open up another can of worms regarding Rick Warren. Yikes! (See FAQ # 4 concerning Rick Warren)
Anyway, my hope and trust is in God and His Word. Although He has used the wisdom of men to sometimes guide me and help me get back on track, ultimately I hold myself accountable only to HIM because though all men may be liars, His Word is Truth. And as best as I can, I always weigh the wisdom of men against the Word of God and discard anything that does not line up with the Word. When it comes to the Seven Mountain concept, I find that it does (as I've mentioned above) line up in the sense of REACHING the nations. However, it does NOT line up in the sense of conquering, ruling or having dominion over people/nations. It is not a mandate for another Crusade of "In this sign conquer." It is a challenge to do what God has called and equipped you to do in the areas of influence that can have an impact on the culture of nations in general.
We have seen or heard you make reference to The Shack. What is your position on that book?
ANSWER: I know what the detractors say, but I have to honestly say that the book helped me out tremendously. For me, it displayed the love of the Father like few I have seen before. People get hung up about Him appearing as a black woman. But that is even addressed in the book itself. "Pappa" said that He was appearing to the main character in that fashion because He was trying to do away with the "Gandolf from the Lord of the Rings" pre-conceived notion the main character had of Him. A notion that due to spiritual damage was hindering him from understanding who the Father really was, and how He truly felt about the man. Appearing in that fashion helped to break walls down so the Father could heal him.
The book shatters a lot of pre-conceived notions like that and works as an allegory to show how the Father, Son and Holy Spirit work together for the love of mankind. Are there theologically questionable things in it? Sure. But then, I could say the same thing about most products on the Christian market. Every denomination has "issues" with things written by members of other denominations. I am secure in my beliefs and am not threatened by that. The Holy Spirit guides us to all truth and so I pray for discernment in that regard, daily.
For me, The Shack provided a fresh perspective on how the Father, Son and Holy Spirit work together in love for our benefit and thus it helped me better understand how I can better view, love and serve God in return. Scripture says, "We love Him because He first loved us." The Shack helped me see that.
We have seen or heard you make reference to The Secret. What is your position on that book/movie?
ANSWER: There really is no "secret" about it. In fact, all New Age verbiage aside, it's teaching the Law of Faith. We attract into our lives what we believe and what we think. As Solomon said, "As a man thinks in his heart, so is he." Is the book/movie full of New Age thinking? Yes. I have always told people who were interested in it to approach it with "Jesus glasses on." Change the word "Universe" to "God" and you will see a lot of Biblical principles in that book/movie. In fact, I would say that that book/movie shows that the world is figuring out what the Church forgot in many ways. And it actually helps me show that to people.
Most people today live in fear, not realizing that fear has the same power to attract as faith does. Our thoughts ARE things. And they shape who we are and determine our quality of life. That's why both John the Baptist and Jesus had to start their ministries by saying REPENT! (which actually means, "change the way you think").
To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.
- 1 Corinthians 9:22 (KJV) [emphasis mine]
We have seen or heard you make reference to The Purpose Driven Life. What is your position on that book and on Rick Warren?
ANSWER: I read that book at a time in my life when I was going through a very difficult, 3 year crucible that had culminated in me being broke, divorced, bankrupt and homeless, living in a Dodge Stratus with everything I owned in it. I wanted to put a bullet in my head and could see no purpose in what I was going through nor in any hope for a future. Then, someone gave me that book. I will not deny that it helped me tremendously. I found hope and purpose for my life and God used it as part of the restoration process that He performed on me in order to put my broken heart and life back together again. For that, I will be forever thankful to God and to Mr. Warren for writing that book. It is part of my testimony and I am not ashamed to say so!
The book appears in my testimony video because the church that I grew up in was going through The Purpose Driven Life program. This was back in 2003 (before things started getting "strange" with Mr. Warren). The church was highlighting people that were raised in the church that God had "shaped for ministry" and so they asked if I would put together a 3 minute testimony video (since I no longer lived in MA but was at that time serving as a "multimedia missionary" in a ministry that was based out of Addison, TX) to show along with others who would be giving live testimonies. This is why the video seems to be an endorsement of The Purpose Driven Life.
That being said, I believe that since that time (2003), it appears that Mr. Warren has gone WAY off the deep end on a lot of things. As such, I do not endorse him, nor do I consider myself aligned with him. But if he has truly gone "astray" as it appears that he has, then he needs our prayers more than our criticism. Should we take a stand for truth and warn people against believing lies? Absolutely. But hate the sin, not the sinner. I believe we should correct and rebuke Mr. Warren as necessary and pray for his salvation and/or restoration. Our love will speak louder than our criticism - especially to the lost and dying world who (unfortunately) sees us shooting our own far too often.
We have seen or heard you make reference to numerous secular movies and TV shows. What is your position on non-Christian media?
ANSWER: In everything that I do, I am about finding "bridges" to the Gospel. The Church gets all wrapped up about things like the Seven Mountain Prophecy, The Secret and The Shack, as well as a lot of secular movies, TV shows and music - all the while they are missing TREMENDOUS opportunities for using those things as bridges for their friends and family members who have gotten excited about them. I hang no doctrine on any of those. But I do believe they have value in pointing others to the Savior.
When people stop judging me for what appears to be an endorsement on my Facebook page, on a YouTube video, this blog series or elsewhere - and they actually take the time to engage in conversation as many have, I am thus given an opportunity to share what I believe. And that's the point. They opened up a dialog with me. We may not agree, but at least we're talking. And that's why I put these things out there. For the most part, only hyper-dogmatic Christians have issues. And they're not my audience anyway.
What denomination are you?
ANSWER: I don't believe in denominations! I put my hope and trust in the King of kings, Lord of lords, Yeshua, the Son of the Living God and in Him alone!
Why do your logos for The Revolutionary Film Project and The Revolutionary Radio Project look like Che Guevara?
ANSWER:Actually, the image on our logos looks more like Jim Cavezel than Che, but admittedly the logo is meant to look similar. Please allow me a moment to explain why.
In the Spring of 2004, I took my first "overseas" missions trip... a trip that would radically change my life. There, on a particular "Caribbean island" I met Christians who suffered persecution at the hands of the Communist government in that country. I interviewed some of those Christians and got their stories. Watch the video below to see one such story:
Upon returning to Dallas, the stories continued to haunt me. I knew I had to recreate at least one of them. I got some friends together and we re-enacted the story in a field behind my apartment complex in order to make the above video segment.
Throughout history there have been many revolutions led by all sorts of revolutionaries. But most revolutions are won by force of arms and bloodshed. However, the greatest revolution of all time was won by the greatest revolutionary of all time, Jesus Christ - Yeshua - a man who shed only His own blood to gain the victory.
Every revolution needs a revolutionary to lead it.
In my travels around the world, I have seen a strange fascination with the person of Che Guevara. It's not just here in America, it's everywhere. I've seen Che Guevare T-shirts like the one Carlos Santana wore to the 2005 Oscars, on sale in China, Albania, Greece, Kazakhstan, Spain... all over the world. I've seen teenagers sporting Che berets. It's like a sick fad.
But these people don't have a clue as to what Che represented. A recent book on his life calls him "a cold-blooded killing machine."
Yes, he was a revolutionary. So everyone who is sick of the "system" in their country holds him up as some kind of icon for change. But they have no idea what it truly was that he stood for and did. The man was a greedy, power hungry murderer who tortured and brutally killed hundreds of people.
Christians were one of his favorite targets. I had interviewed many who suffered under his reign of terror. So, why would people idolize such a man? Why would anyone wear T-shirts with his image emblazoned on it?
An article in the Dallas Morning News (that is no longer available on-line) stated,
"It is customary for followers of a cult not to know the real-life story of their hero, the historical truth. It is not surprising that Mr. Guevara's contemporary followers, his new post-communist admirers, also delude themselves by clinging to a myth – a myth firing up people whose causes for the most part represent the exact opposite of what Mr. Guevara was."
I began to compare who Che Guevara was against who Yeshua was. Both were revolutionaries. Both brought a revolution to the nations they came to "liberate." There is no comparison, but it's sad to say that you see very few images of Yeshua on the T-shirts celebrities wear to the Oscars. You don't see Yeshua's face all over the mall adorning mugs and posters.
I want people to understand that Yeshua was the greatest revolutionary of all time! He was a man who lived what He taught; a man who loved everyone, judged no one, hurt no one, healed everyone He came into contact with; a man who laid down His own life so that we all might have the victory; a man who came to topple the "system" and usher in a Kingdom where everyone was equal and all could be reconciled with the God who created them.
I believe it's time we show this "Revolutionary" the honor, respect and adoration He deserves! And I am sick and tired of most depictions of Yeshua looking defeated, feminine and lame! Thus, I stylized my logos to "look" familiar to those who are prone to recognizing "revolutionary iconography." As such, I have created yet another "bridge."
The Revolutionary Film and Radio Projects were founded on the idea of taking the Great Commision seriously. Yeshua started a revolution that He commanded us to continue! And it is our passionate desire to do just that through film, video, radio, print and multimedia.
The Revolutionary Film and Radio Projects hope to produce projects that will challenge and inspire people in their walk with Christ. We intend to be bold witnesses who serve a risen KING who is nothing short of the greatest Revolutionary of all time!
LONG LIVE THE SOZO REVOLUTION!
Many have questioned me about my logo and I am glad to answer them. Perhaps because it is somewhat "controversial," it has provided many opportunities for me to share my testimony and mission. Thus, it has served to open doors and avenues of discussion about the Messiah that might not have otherwise existed. It was designed to act as "bait" to draw people in to have dialogue with me... and it certainly works! However, in more recent months, I have actually come to a place where I would rather have something that is a bit less controversial (as I do realize some get offended by the above iconography and don't ever get a chance to hear my reasoning for it). Therefore, I have created a new logo to represent these same ideas:
If you have any other questions you'd like Rob Skiba to address, please e-mail him directly. He is extremely busy, but he does try to get to all his e-mails and will post a reply here if necessary.
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Jesus said, "As it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be at the coming of the Son of Man."
We believe we are entering the time known as the Last Days. If this is true, then we need to be looking at what was going on in "the days of Noah" so that we can be prepared for what is to come. Therefore, we are putting a considerable amount of time and energy into researching both the days of Noah as well as current events in order to "package" this information up into a mainstream sci-fi series called SEED.
The purpose of SEED is "To plant seeds that will enable people to understand the times we live in and to walk in the power of the Kingdom that comes only through a relationship with Jesus Christ."
We can only do that with your help. Our ministry is part of an organization called Mountain Movers International, which means that in addition to helping us with our mission, your contribution will be 100% tax deductible!
Writing books and blogs about this sort of stuff is great, but it won't reach the masses like an episodic sci-fi series could. With science fiction, people "suspend their disbelief," which means they are open to believing whatever the producers which to promote. Unfortunately, this is a realm that has been ruled by the Devil for far too long. TV shows and movies have been promoting lies and have literally been used to shape culture for decades. We believe it is time to take advantage of this powerful medium for the sake of Truth. And that's exactly what we are trying to do with SEED. For more information on our project, who we are and why we are doing what we're doing, please watch:
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