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The audio arm of Christian apologist and Bible teacher, Rob Lundberg. Rob is a is blogger, writer, & public speaker. For four years in his mid to late teenage years, he spent time as an apathetic skeptic. Halfway into those four years someone challenged him to do an investigation to try and disprove the resurrection of Christ. But the evidence Rob found was compelling enough to follow it where it led. We hope you will be challenged, that you will enjoy the Let's Get Real Podcast and learn more from Rob about why he believes Christianity is true.
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It is amazing how terms from the East have penetrated the West through movies, radio and television.  One term that is often used, is the word "karma."  We hear it on war movies, as the Allies rain down "bad karma" on the enemy.  We hear people use it in the context talking about various situations in life, whether good or bad (i.e., "my karma is with me today).  Usages of this term in these contexts though, do not depict the real meaning of the word, "karma."   On the Let's Get Real Podcast w/Rob Lundberg, Rob presents a clear case of the real meaning of this word, and how the concept of "reaping and sowing" is totally misunderstood from both the Hindu karmic context, from the biblical principles of reaping and sowing taught in Scripture.  Rob shows the attempt to combine this idea (of reaping and sowing) is a matter of two different worldviews, and the meaning in each of those worldviews. I think you will agree with Rob, after listening to this show, that the word "karma" should not be in any Bible believing Christian's vocabulary.   Check out this show and if you have any comments or questions, send them in an email to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rob-lundberg/message
One of the popular questions about the Bible is "Why are there just 66 books in the Bible and no more additions with the ones that were found in the late 2nd and 3rd centuries?"  In this 20 minute episode, Rob answers this question, pointing to the criteria used to determine the formation of the Old Testament and the tests used to determine the documents for the New Testament.  Also in this episode, Rob lays out the criteria as to why The Apocrypha was not considered as part of the historical Christian canon.  In this part he points out that there are too many issues with the historical inaccuracies and teaching doctrines that are contrary to the historical faith along with other issues.  Check out this episode of The Let's Get Real Podcast with Rob Lundberg, and send us your questions or comments.   If you have any questions or would like to submit a comment, you can send it to us at realissueapologetics@yahoo.com or go to our website at https://roblundbergapologetics.com and comment on one of the posts and reference this podcast episode.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rob-lundberg/message
The Bible is a collection of 66 books that were written by eyewitnesses over a span of 1500 years, in three different languages and from three different continents. In follow up and in reference to a blog post that Rob wrote on the question, Is the Bible Really from God? Rob tackles the question, "Is the Bible Reliable?"  Appealing to the bibliographical, internal and external tests, Rob lays out a case for its reliability.   During the show, Rob referenced a chart on the books of antiquity, the dates of the first copies and the gaps that are in between.  Although he mentioned a PDF on this very subject.  It is a PDF of The Update on the Bibliographical Test for Scripture by Drs. Josh McDowell and Clay Jones.  As an added bonus, Rob is providing his listeners with the PDF Deck for a talk he has given on this subject.  This presentation is loaded with with information to assist you in making a case for the reliability of the Bible in general and the reliability of the New Testament in particular.   If you have any questions or comments, send those to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com.   --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rob-lundberg/message
Atheism is the belief that there is no God. At the same time, there is a haunting statistic that is decades old which shows that 75-88% of Christian young people are walking away from the faith and becoming atheists, agnostics or "Nones."  This is a problem that is not going away, and Rob shares thoughts on the reasons why this phenomenon is still with us. He also points out that the culpability is not just on the church, but on the emotionally charged decision of the young person becoming a skeptic. At the same time, the Rob points out that the church needs to do a better job on training its young people to be ready for the objections that will hit them their first year of college or out in the marketplace, so that they will not be blindsided when they leave home. Listen to this show, and share it with others.  There are reasons for this happening. Some of them are valid, and most of them are not. Those that are valid need to be addressed by the Christian church, and parents. If you would like to discuss this further or pose a question based on what you have heard on this episode or any others, please email us at realissueapologetics@yahoo.com.  Someone will respond to your comment or question or resource request.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rob-lundberg/message
CNN’s Chris Cuomo ended a recent program by telling his viewers that America doesn’t need God; that what we need is within us. Closing his segment he said,  “If you believe in one another and if do the right thing for yourself and your community, things will get better in this country. You don’t need help from above. It’s within us,” And he said this while pointing a finger to the sky. The question "Why Do I need God?" is a thorny one and in this show today, Rob gives an answer to this question from the angle that without an objective framework, one will not be able to truly know their identity, their meaning and purpose and have an objective standard of morality. Rob sets out a few caveats in the beginning, one of which by stating that one does not want to confuse this question with the ideas of physical contentment versus spiritual contentment. He also points to those who claim to be free from religion that even those who embrace that claim.  By quoting the atheists, naturalists and theists, Rob builds a case that concludes with an illustration from a popular biblical account and how that situation points to the cross of Christ. Understand that many people who are physically and socially content do not feel that this is a question of utmost importance. Rob addresses this as well.  As you listen to this presentation, write down some questions and send them to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com.  Rob will be more than happy to respond and interact with you. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rob-lundberg/message
You hear it from the talk shows to the professorial lectern, from the coffee shop conversations to the water cooler at work. Someone is bound to be a in a conversation on politics or religion, and when the religion hot button is pressed, someone will say, "you Christians are so narrow, don't you realize that all religions say the same thing?"  This view is known as religious pluralism and it follows a cultural mood of pluralization that permeates our culture, where there are a competing number of worldviews and no one worldview is dominant.   On The Let's Get Real Podcast with evangelist and apologist, Rob Lundberg, Rob revisits the definition of a worldview and then shows that while all religions seek to teach right thinking, right feelings and right actions (as is the case in common with classical Buddhism), they do not teach the same things fundamentally. Rob shows how you can evaluate a religious worldview  using the questions of origin, meaning, morality and destiny to defend how the culture answers these questions differently and thus prove that not all religions teach the same thing, with the goal of bringing the conversation into a gospel answer, showing how Jesus and the historical Christian faith answers the questions for a heart and mind looking for answers. During the show, Rob mentioned a resource that he is offering for free that will help you see the differences in the religions and their worldviews. You can find that resource by clicking on the following link:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xJd9bPQ5Oo72EyqRX52ndUeYbmAE83X9/view?usp=sharing.. If you have any questions about what you have heard, or if you have a subject that you would like Rob to address, please send us an email at realissueapologetics@yahoo.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rob-lundberg/message
What is faith?  Is it a disease of the mind?  Is it a virus in our culture?  It is believing in something that you cannot see or that you have no evidence for? Many Christians and skeptics have a misunderstanding, and misrepresentation of this word, "faith."  What is biblical faith?  On the Let's Get Real Podcast with Rob Lundberg, Rob presents the various dictionary definitions of faith.  Then he moves to Hebrews 11:1 and breaks down the meaning of the verse before moving into a practical definition that moves true biblical faith away from a blind faith.  Biblical faith is full of real hope, and evidence to back it up.   With the pandemic, and the coming gathering storm raging against the values of the Christian faith Rob calls you to get real about your faith and how you can build it into the kind of faith that will be rooted to weather the cultural storms.  If you have any questions about what you have heard on this show, please forward your comments and questions to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rob-lundberg/message
Today we are looking at a period of time where Christians are going to be tested.  As we consider the possibility of a postmodern culture's challenges, it is now no longer time to slough off about what we believe and why we believe it.  We need to get back to the basics of understanding the historical Christian worldview. On The Let's Get Real Podcast with Rob Lundberg, Rob shares the essentials of the historical Christian worldview.  The reason why he does it because not many Christians are able to articulate the Christian worldview and when the "happy pagan" challenges the average believer on what they believe, the answers hardly match the essentials of our Christian worldview The Let's Get Real podcast is a great starting point for learning more about what the Christian worldview holds. In future shows you will hear Rob defend the Christian worldview, and learn how you can do the same. So Let's Get Real!  Let's get real and discuss the Essentials of the Christian Worldview.   If you have any questions or if you would like Rob to address a question on any of the future shows, please send your thoughts and questions to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rob-lundberg/message
In James Sire's prolific book, The Universe Next Door, he defines a worldview as, “a commitment, a fundamental orientation of the heart, that can be expressed as a story or in a set of presuppositions (assumptions which may be true, partially true or entirely false) which we hold (consciously or subconsciously, consistently or inconsistently) about the basic constitution of reality, and that provides the foundations on which we live and more and have our being.” This means that EVERYONE who has ever been born has a worldview.  On The Let's Get Real Podcast w/Rob Lundberg, Rob unpacks Dr. Sire's definition and shows how to evaluate a worldview based on 5-8 questions. Using just five questions: origin (where do I come from?), meaning (why am I here? or what is the purpose for my existence?), morality (where do right and wrong originate?), destiny (where am I going after this life is over?) and being (who am I?), Rob demonstrates that how many people have different answers to these questions and many of those answers are vastly different from everyone else's.  But more importantly, he points out that in answering these five questions it is highly important that each of one's answers cohere with the answers of the previous question(s).   A new name, a new format, and new opening/closing music ("A Barrel Full of Sea Monkeys) and straight to the point.  Get real by Subscribing to us on Apple Podcasts, Anchor FM, Castbox, Stitcher, Breaker, Google Podcasts, Overcast, or Radio Public.  You will not want to miss a single moment to Get Real on some of the pressing topics today. If you have any questions, send them to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com or leave a comment on wherever you listen to "Let's Get Real w/Rob Lundberg".    --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rob-lundberg/message
Many Christians have a misunderstanding of the interaction of apologetics and evangelism. But aside of apologetics being a confidence builder reinforcing faith, and a means of discipleship, there is another context for apologetics that is equally important, and that is evangelism.   On the first inaugural show of the Let's Get Real with Rob Lundberg, Rob takes you through a biblical look at apologetics in the context of apologetics as pre-evangelism and the role of questions.  What do questions do?   Rob explains how questions get the person you are conversing with to think, expose the contradictions they may be believing, define the issues in the conversation, expose the motives of the objection, and address moral concerns against God. The same online location with a new name, that will streamline the message, with new music, and a new format (shorter but full of streamlined content) and without the commercials interrupting the flow of the episode. We hope you like it.   Let us know what you think!  Email us at realissueapologetics@yahoo.com.    --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rob-lundberg/message
Socrates once said, "the unexamined life is a life not worth living." But how does that work when it comes faith and belief? Rob confronts this question by setting the premise that the unexamined faith is a faith not worth believing; and he applies this not just toward believers. He also challenges skeptics listening to The Real Issue Podcast, to challenge him to defend their skepticism.   In this show Rob puts forth four reasons for believers to be able to defend what and why they believe in Christ: 1) The Bible commands it; 2) Reason demands it; 3) Our world is crying out for us to give it the reason for hope in a world groping for hope in a pandemic culture; and 4) the results for skeptics coming to the faith have had the Holy Spirit's help in using the evidences that point to the gospel.   As part of the show today, Rob welcomes his listeners to send an email and dialogue with him on why they hold to the beliefs they do, either from a Christian or a skeptical perspective. IF you choose to do that know that someone from the team will relay the message to Rob and he will be more than happy to interact with you.  You can send your email response to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com. Commercials from The Real Issue Apologetics Ministry and The One Minute Apologist with Bobby Conway w/Franks Turek.   --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rob-lundberg/message
It has been said that many people do not want the truth and just want the constant reassurance that what they believe is the truth.  Perhaps you have been in a conversation with someone who retorted something like "that's true for you" or "I am glad you have your beliefs and that they work for you." It is like this with many people who embrace their own truth out of matters of pragmatism or personal preference.  So the question is, what would happen if you have the truth issue wrong? On The Real Issue Podcast, Rob goes back to SQUARE ONE of his apologetics methodology to define what is meant by truth. What is the meaning of truth and how should it play out in all our lives?  Rob also takes you back to the First Principle that truth exists, and that the law of non-contradiction is vitally important in evaluating claims coming from those who embrace a form of relativism. If you have any questions or comments please forward them to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com Commercials from The Real Issue Apologetics Ministry and The One Minute Apologist with Bobby Conway interviewing Dr. Norman Geisler. Buffer music from Out of the Grey, "It Feels Like Real Life."   To learn more about this ministry, you can go to https://roblundbergapologetics.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rob-lundberg/message
I don’t know if you realize this or not, but the problem with America is not America.  The problem with America is the church. These sound like harsh words, but I think we can see that there is an overwhelming cloud of anti-intellectualism in the church that is hurting the Church in fulfilling the Great Commission and the Great Commandment. And that problem is widespread in the church at large today. On The Real Issue Podcast, Rob provides the reasons how we got to where we are by tracing the history of American Christianity from the Puritans and the Pilgrims with their pursuit of cultivating the Christian mind down through the three assaults that caused the American Church to turn inward and abandon the evangelical mind for a feelings and an experiential faith. From there he describes what the church looks like and gives some suggestions on how to regain lost ground.  You won't want to miss this episode. Commercials from The Real Issue Apologetics Ministry and The One Minute Apologist with Bobby Conway w/J. Warner Wallace of Cold Case Christianity.  Please forward any questions or comments to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rob-lundberg/message
On this episode of The Real Issue Podcast, Rob provides a transparent look into how he got into apologetics after his salvation. He traces the history of encountering the two volume, Evidence That Demands a Verdict by Josh McDowell and his years in the counter cult apologetics movement reading and learning from the great Walter Martin. But later on, there were two apologists that helped him through their books and talks that broadened his perspective on the defense of the faith. One was Norman Geisler, starting with his book Christian Apologetics.  But Ravi Zacharias, his methodology, and his approach to speaking to the hardened skeptic has been left the biggest impression on Rob.  In this episode, Rob shares what he has learned from Ravi, his five grid approach to the defense of the faith, and what it means to love the person possessing the objections hindering their way for coming to Christ.   We ask that if you wish to make a comment, that you only make a comment if you listen to the entire episode. We would like to interact with you but will only do so with those who seek to understand the full context of this show. Commercials from The Real Issues Apologetics Ministry and The One Minute Apologist with Bobby Conway. If you have any questions or comments, please forward those to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com.   --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rob-lundberg/message
You hear it from the Mormon missionaries that come knocking at your door: "the Bible has been corrupted and much of what was in it was lost, and the Church of Jesus Christ (of Latter Day Saints) has the restored gospel, after it disappeared from the Earth."  But is this true?   On The Real Issue Podcast, Rob takes on the challenge coming from Mormon elders over the years to prove that the Book of Mormon is a false testimony.  Looking to Deuteronomy 18:20,22 as the measuring stick for determining a prophet of God, Rob takes on the books of 1 and 2 Nephi and Alma, as well as Joseph Smith's prophecy in Doctrine and Covenants Sec 84, showing how they do not measure up to the Deuteronomic standard. Rob also brings to light that which the Bible has a plethora of ancient manuscripts and external sources, the Book of Mormon cannot compete with that truth.   As part of the test, Rob also brings in the prophecies of Micah 5:2 on Jesus' birthplace, Isaiah , Daniel, and David to show how the Bible stacks up and where Nephi, Alma miss the mark. You will not want to miss this show and will want to take notes and share with your LDS friends and relatives. If you have any questions or comments, send them to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com or SMS text them 540.419.2162.   Commercials from The Real Issue Apologetics Ministry, and The One Minute Apologist with Bobby Conway with Brett Kunkle from Stand to Reason.  Mid-show buffer music from Minazian and Druse, "Theme from The Pagan Invasion." --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rob-lundberg/message
Is Jesus the eternal God in human flesh, second Person of the Trinity?  Or is he a created being like you and I and ascended into "Godhood?" Was Jesus born born by virgin birth or was he brought forth through process of procreation between a resurrected God and Mary?  Did the atonement for our sins occur at the cross, or did the process begin in the Garden of Gethsemane? Is Jesus the eternal God or did he ascend to be a god?  If you are speaking to an Evangelical Christian or a member of the Church of Jesus Christ (of Latter Day Saints (Mormons)),  you are bound to get different answers on each of these questions. This being the alleged bicentennial year for the group which began around the 1830's, the Latter Day Saints are going to be campaigning their image to the public through television and social medial. As Christians we need to be able to respond should missionaries come knocking at your door sharing their false message. There are only two religions that have been brought about by angelic proclamation (Islam and the Mormon Church). Rob unpacks these questions, tapping into his file and taking the time to respond to an Instant Message from a Mormon elder.   Rob referenced sharing a doc during the show that can be found in the following link: File link as referred in the show. This will be the first in a series of shows that The Real Issue Apologetics Ministry will be doing on this group. Commercials from The Real Issue Apologetics Ministry.   Mid show buffer music from "The Pagan Invasion Opening" Questions and comments to: realissueapologetics@yahoo.com (#cultevangelism) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rob-lundberg/message
When you hear the word "cult" many people think of Jonestown or the Branch Davidians. While there are different ways of looking at cults, from both the sociological and theological, the church is showing more and more signs of theological error coming in, ranging from New Age ideologies, historically heretical ideas. But a couple of the more popular cults are the Mormons and the Jehovah's Witnesses. While they use very similar terminologies to the Christian church, the meanings of those terms are foreign to historical Christian teaching. On The Real Issue Podcast, Rob takes a look at these two cults from a theological angle using the mathematical operations (of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) to give you, the listener, an easy way of recognizing what the important differences are between historical Christian teaching and false teaching.   Rob also mentions two great resource ministries for you to go to for further research: Watchman Fellowship and The Apologetics Index. You can also check out Rob's website link page for more resources to assist you in learning more.  If you have any questions please email us at realissueapologetics@yahoo.com. Opening and closing music: Kerry Livgren, "One of Several Possible Musiks,"  "Ancient Wing". Mid show buffer music from "The Pagan Invasion."  Commercials from The Real Issue Apologetics Ministry, and The One Minute Apologist with Bobby Conway and Dr. Richard G. Howe, "What is a Cult?" --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rob-lundberg/message
What makes Christianity different from other religions? It is that the Founder of the Christian faith rose from the dead. As you celebrate this Easter  season, Rob shares three formidable truths that give validity to Jesus’ resurrection. His resurrection was foretold in the Old Testament, prophesied by Jesus himself, and those who claimed to be eyewitnesses were willing to die for believing in a resurrected Christ.  In the second part, he shares some ways you can remember about the truth of the resurrection listing and explaining a few of the 7 E's for the Resurrection (Early Testimony, Eyewitness Testimony, Embarrassing Testimony, Excruciating Testimony, Extra-biblical Testimony, Enemy Attestation, and External Sources).  Rob does not address all them, but you will hear about a lot of them throughout the show This is a show you may want to share with your skeptical friend. If you have any questions or comments on what you have heard in this show, contact us at realissueapologetics@yahoo.com. Commercials from The One Minute Apologist with Bobby Conway and Dr. Gary Habermas on the Resurrection; and The Real Issue appeal to share a review of the podcast. Opening and Closing music from Kerry Livgren's "One of Several Possible Musiks," "Ancient Wing.  Mid show buffer song from City Alight, "Christ is Mine Forevermore." --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rob-lundberg/message
Muslims claim that Jesus never died on a cross using just one verse of the Qur'an.  Skeptics want to throw down objections that Jesus never died or that He swooned on the cross. Aside of the fact that no one walks out of a tomb after being dead, we have to look at who Jesus is, and what He went through to pay the debt that sinners owe a holy God. On The Real Issue Podcast, Rob presents eight evidences that show that Jesus really died and gives some of the details that coincide with the gospel accounts. On the show today, Rob mentions the Journal of American Medicine Association article, published in 1986 by Dr. William D. Edwards, "On the Physical Death of Jesus."  You can find the link to the abstract here.  For other treatments of this subject, you can find a good article by Dr. David Teresaka on "The Medical Aspects of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ" But if Jesus did die, and there is evidence to prove it, what was the big deal?  What makes. the crucifixion of Jesus so important especially to those who believe and to those yet to believe?  In Part 2, Rob gives three reasons that show the love of God, the holiness of God and the power of God that point to His substitutionary death, His role as our sin bearer, and Him truly being the Savior so many need for their eternity. With the COVID-19 virus rampant all over the country and the world, you cannot ignore this episode of The Real Issue Podcast.  If you have any questions or comments, please send them to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com.   Opening and closing music from Kerry Livgren's "One of Several Possible Musiks," "Ancient Wing."  Commercials from The Real Issue Apologetics Ministry, and The One Minute Apologist with Bobby Conway.   --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rob-lundberg/message
If you were asked, "Who is Jesus?" how would you answer the question? Would you just leave it that He is your Savior, or could you give a reason as to why Jesus is the Savior of mankind? Jesus has received a lot of attention as a good teacher or just a good man. For Christians Jesus of Nazareth is the one and only Savior for the sins of man. The cults and the world religions have their own view. On The Real Issue Podcast, Rob gives several reasons why Jesus is the only true Savior, and explains those attributes that qualify Jesus to fit that role. This show is not one that fails the blood test when it comes to how the gospel message is centered on Jesus. Opening music from Kerry Livgren's "One of Several Possible Musiks," "Ancient Wing." Commercials from The Real Issue Apologetics Ministry and The One Minute Apologist with Bobby Conway; subject: Who is Jesus? If you have any questions or would like to make any comments, send them to us via email at realissueapologetics@yahoo.com. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rob-lundberg/message
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