An  Introduction

You may care to discuss features of the faith, its grounds, operation,

of what you are seeking from God, and how,  
with Rev. Dr. Robert Donaldson,
author of most of our Site, and of the whole set,


"In Praise of Jesus Christ",

in  243 volumes.

For this purpose, use







He has been privileged to stand for the Christian faith in numerous dramatic and challenging cases, in numbers of countries, and his careful biblical study of over half a century is at your service in the work of the Christian ministry.

On this, as a witness concerning the more dramatic side of things in the testimony of truth, one could turn to Biblical Blessings Ch. 11, and Ancient Words, Modern Deeds Ch. 10, for example. The Lord's deliverance for faithfulness to Him and His word should spur many to be fearless for the truth, which is of infinite value, since Jesus Christ, IS the truth (John 14:6).


On this site for His glory and service, appear  243 volumes, some compilations and extensions on special subjects, comprising some 25 million words and  over 60,000 pages of Christian Apologetics, closely  allied to Gospel presentation,  with movements into many fields, such as Bible translations, necessary and extensive Bible study,  prophecy, creation, logic, philosophy, chemistry, modern history, politics, international affairs, historical assessment over time not excluding historiography, biblical exposition and gospel presentation.

Excluding the Th.D. thesis of some 150,000 words, there are now 240 volumes, published since 1992, and progressively on the Web from 1996-2016. Degrees include, Melbourne University, B.A., M.A (Hons - 75,000 thesis and oral), Dip. Ed (some 50,000 thesis in special course), B.D. (Westminster Theological Seminary), Th.D. (Berean Graduate College of Divinity, 1978), the last with estimated 150,000 word thesis.

Since then, the residual published 240 books, the total in sum perhaps of some 25,000,000 words, expand somewhat  the horizons of the initial  labour,  but do not alter the testimony,  and do apply, verify and validate further the thesis, indeed the theses, and exhibit the reality and nature the One to whom it is directed, shown to be the everlasting God. It so acts with its unique contribution, and much more in the Christian Apologetic arena, joining the testimony from so many through the ages. This has been wrought for one reason only, however, and independently (amid the continuing pastoral relationship with the Australian Bible Church (1988- ).

That reason ? it is as an act of consecration, dedication, of call and obedience to Jesus Christ and to the attestation of His glory and  salvation, deity and pre-eminence, Himself truth sent from the Trinity, conferring free and gracious access to the Eternal God, attested by His present, divine powerful and available Spirit, vetted by His written communication, the Bible, which is the sole authorised written word of God to mankind. Demonstrable truth, it is here demonstrated, not to replace faith in its approach to  God, but for a testimony, take it or leave it, with invitations almost innumerable to that same Jesus Christ.

That Th.D. thesis  was a helpful prelude for the trilogy, which is about 6 times more extensive, namely

The Shadow of a Mighty Rock,

a demonstration that the Bible is the word of God.
Such works as

Deity and Design, Designation and  Destiny,  and 

Light Dwells with that Lord's Christ 

extend the testimony to Jesus Christ in specialised areas and arenas, enabling cross-reference at large, including the indexes of hundreds of pages. 

Among texts of notable systematic impact for attention in these works and their call, there are included Philippians 1:7, I Peter 3:15, Deuteronomy 4:2, 12:34, Isaiah 48:15ff., 41,43-46, Psalm 119, 138:2, Proverbs 30:6,
Matthew 5:17-20, John 3, 5, 16-17, I Corinthians 2:9-13,  5:10-11, 6:9-11,11:1, 13, 15, II Corinthians 6:14,10:5,  Matthew 28:18-20, Colossians 1:19-22, Ephesians 1:19, 2:12 &19ff., 3:12, Galatians 1:6-9, Revelation 4:11, 5:4-12, 20-22, and Isaiah 1,42,49-55,59,66, Jeremiah 16:19-21. However even this list could go on, so let us leave it here for the time.


1. General Background, Education, Training (see end of file)

Autobiography as requested by old School


2.  Call to the Ministry of the word of God in Christ


3.  Ministries and their progression


4.  Confrontations and Challenges


5. Awards and Biographical Citations


 The purpose of these and the source of inspiration and continual help is shown here. This is the most up-to-date summary.


Re the work of our featured author on this site,
who is wholly dependent on the Lord, His rock,
various acknowledgements have been made, some included here.

From the International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, advice has been received  of inclusion in the following, actual or prospective publications, and provision for awards:


1) 2000 Outstanding Scholars of the 21st Century

2) 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century
(Editions to 2008)

3) Dictionary of International Biography (30th, 31st, 32nd Editions)

4) One Thousand Great Intellectuals     

5) One Thousand Great Scholars.

6) International Man of the Year 2001, 2003, 2004, 2010 -
    IBC, Cambridge

   7)  Five Hundred Founders of the 21st Century

   8) 2000 Outstanding Academics of the 21st Century - 2004

  9) International Register of Profiles - 13th Edition

  10) Cambridge Blue Book (front section)

  11)  International Professional of the Year 2005

  12) The Cambridge Blue Book Man of the Year

  13) Top 100 Communicators 2006

  14) The Excellence Award 2006

  15) IBC nomination as International Educator of the Year 2006

  16) IBC membership and inclusion in the list of
        Top 100  Professionals 2012


   From the American Biographical Institute, North Carolina,
   advice has been sent that Robert Donaldson has been selected to receive many awards, but the following nominations by ABI, or place in publications, freely made,  have been freely accepted:

       Man of the Year 2003-2009, 2011

whilst inclusion is now confirmed in their published work,

International Directory of Experts and  Expertise (2008)

Also received was their Board's endorsement
of nomination for
Great Minds of the 21st Century.


These last US selections are appreciated as they may help more Americans in particular, in addition to the many students who already use our site, to visit and to find here the certainty of the word of God, to be enriched by its beauty, dynamised by its wonder, regaled by its reasonableness and inspired by the fact that it is nothing less than the word of the living God to fallen man, to any man, woman, youth or child, to one, to all. It is inscribed in the Bible, proclaimed by the prophets, incarnate in Jesus Christ, the Saviour.

In such ways are we  proclaiming the Gospel, the multi-targeting divine missile of love that is sent to bring salvation and not destruction (John 3:17), peace and not pollution, that blessed eternity of divine company and not the dreadful decree nisi of divorce.


Finally, to Christ only is the honour, whose help and inspiration
through His Word and the Spirit whom He sends,
have been intense, intimate and utterly faithful in all these works.

Without Him, there would be nothing worth saying,
and no adequate way to say it!

Through Him, God as man, the Father is made manifest,
His will, and the splendour of His magnificence, in word and deed:
one God in Being, three in infinitely intimate Persons.

The purpose is to show His grandeur, pity, compassion, truth,
to invite to His word, the Bible, and study it,
to show His salvation and glory in it,

so that others may find it,

and gain "everlasting joy on their heads"

(Isaiah 51:11, John 16:22),

discern the will of God, and do it,

in peace,

as members of the kingdom of heaven.