Yes a complete new translation by Bob Barney of the Holy Bible - in the order it is meant to be read - and in the order JESUS read (at least in the Old Testament), with every word of Jesus in RED- including in the OLD TESTAMENT!
There has been a lot of fascist/Nazi name calling recently, and this has included the health-care debate. When not enough “right-wingers” are intolerant, the Dems even paint swastikas and call themselves Nazis, just to emphasize how intolerant we really are.
During the debate leading up to the passage of Obamacare, Barney Frank accused a fellow Democrat of being from another planet when she asked him why the Obama administration was adopting the Nazi program for health care. (Considering the years of “Bush as Hitler” bashing, Barney’s sudden high dudgeon was pretty ironic.) And now we have the “Trump as Hitler” bashing. But all this has lead me to ask: Apart from atrocity experimentation on inmates, what was the Nazi health program?
From the Plain Truth RED LETTER EDITION of the Bible, where all words of Jesus are in Red in both OLD and New Testaments!
Genesis 1 which is translated: "In the beginning of"
1 In the beginning God (Elohim/Theos- The family of God) who is Jesus ( אֵת ('eth))* created the heavens and the earth.
Elohim: A generic name for God, can be used even for pagan gods. The word is uniplural. This means it is a group word like our word for "America." America is one nation, but name implies more than one individual. The Greek word for the same Hebrew world Elohim is Theos. Theos = Elohim. So the Old Testament in Greek uses the word Theos when speaking of the general word for God or Elohim. Whenever the word "God" is used, we put in ( ) (Elohim/Theos) or often we use (Elohim-The family of God), because that is really the true meaning of the word. There are many names for God in the Old Testament, that in English is rendered God, yet in the original comes from a multitude of other names. LORD comes from the Hebrew Yahweh or Jehovah***See note above. The Bible teaches that God is comprised of the Father and The Son (John 1:1; John 10:30; John 17:11; John 17:22; Rom 1:7; 1Cr 1:3; 1Cr 8:6, 2Cr 1:2; Gal 1:1; Eph 1:2; 1Th 3:11; 2Th 1:1; 2Th 1:2; 1Ti 1:2; 1Pe 1:2-3; 2Jo 1:3; Jud 1:1;). The doctrine of the TRINITY comes from pagan sources and is not taught in scripture.
In the beginning--a period of remote and unknown antiquity, hid in the depths of eternal ages; and so the phrase is used in Proverbs 8:22Proverbs 8:23 as well as John 1.
2 And the earth became a wasteland and void of life; and darkness was upon the face of the deep: and the Spirit of God (Elohim/Theos) hovered over the face of the waters.
"was" is translated became as all translations do for the same word in Genesis 19:26. Also, we know from Isa 45:18 that God does not create in vain, or in a formless and void context. God creates everything perfectly, hence we know the correct word is became! It should also be noted that this verse does not imply that the earth and universe were formed 6,000 years ago. It says that the earth was REFORMED recently in time (probably about 6,000 years ago). The earth may be millions if not billions of years old. God is Eternal, so there is no reason to suggest that the universe is new.
3 And God (Elohim/Theos) said, Let there be light: and there was light.
That "light" is not the sun! It is God appearing! God is light, wherever God is, there is light. (Rev 22:5). Also, unlike every other pagan religion, the one true GOD does not have to manually do something to create. He doesn't have to have sex to reproduce or anything physical. God merely speaks and it happens! Hence, God's word is the manifestation of their power! Side note, Jesus is the WORD of GOD....
4 And Jesus ( אֵת ('eth))*who is from God (Elohim-The family of God) saw the light, that it was good: and God (Elohim-The family of God) divided the light from the darkness.
5 And God (Elohim-The family of God) called the light Daytime, and the darkness was called Nighttime. And there was nighttime and then came morning, the end of the first day.
6 And God (Elohim-The family of God)said, Let there a be a sky in the middle of the waters, and let the sky divide the waters above the sky from the waters on earth.
7 And God (Elohim-The family of God) made the sky and the heavens, and divided the waters which were under the sky on earth from the waters which were above the sky: and it was so.
The water that was above the sky would be the same water to rain down on earth during the flood (Gen 7:11)
8 And God (Elohim-The family of God) called the sky Heaven. And there was nighttime and then morning, when the second day ended.
The Bible talks of three heavens: 1) The atmosphere around the earth 2) The universe where the stars are and 3) the place (unseen) where God lives presently.
9 And God (Elohim-The family of God) said, Now, let the waters under the heavens on earth be gathered together in one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
10 And God (Elohim/Theos) called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called He called 'Seas': and God (Elohim-The family of God) saw that it was good.
11 And God (Elohim-The family of God) said, Let grass grow from the earth, with herbs yielding seed, and fruit-trees bearing fruit after their kind, Every seed will produce seeds after their own kind of plant: and it was so.
"After their kind" kind = species. This is important. This is a scientific fact that also shows the great error of evolution! Each species of living things can only reproduce after their own kind! Also see note for Gen 1:26 concerning man.
12 And the earth brought forth grass, vegetation yielding seeds after their kind, and trees with seeds, each according to its own kind: and God (Elohim/Theos) saw that it was good.
13 And there there was nighttime and then morning, the end of the third day.
14 And God (Elohim-The family of God) said, Let there be lights in space, also called the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years:
15 and let them be for lights in the sky of heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
16 And God (Elohim-The family of God) made the two great lights; the greater light to rule the daytime (the sun), and the lesser light to rule the night (the moon). He made the stars also.
Although the sun and moon were created on day four, the statement about the stars do not necessarily imply that the stars were made on day four! It would be like us saying that on the 4th of July 1776, Ben Franklin signed the Declaration of Independent and Franklin also invented bifocals. Although the words may infer Franklin invented the glasses on the 4th of July, he didn't. The words are placed there as added information about Ben! The same goes for the stars. God created the sun and moon on the fourth day, and he also created all the stars too. It doesn't say when!
17 And God (Elohim-The family of God) set them in heaven (or the universe) above to give light to the the earth,
18 and to rule over the day and the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was all good.
19 And there there was nighttime and then morning, and day four ended.
20 And God said, Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open space of heaven (the air-sky).
21 And God created the large sea creatures, every type of creature that swims around in the water and every type of flying bird. God saw that they were good.
22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.
23 And there there was nighttime and then morning, the end of the fifth day.
24 And God (Elohim-The family of God) said, Let the earth bring forth living animals after their kind, cattle, and creeping things, and beasts of the earth after their own kind: and it was so.
"animals" or creatures is the same word that the KJV translates "soul" only when referring to the creation of man. The word should never be translated soul, but creature or animal.
25 And God (Elohim-The family of God) made the beasts of the earth after their kind, and the cattle after their kind, and everything that creeps upon the ground after its kind: and God (Elohim/Theos) saw that it was good.
"After their kind" This is important. This is a scientific fact that also shows the great error of evolution! Each species of living things can only reproduce after their own kind! Also see note for Gen 1:26 concerning man.
26 And God (Elohim-The family of God) said, Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the heavens, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on earth.
"In our image!" God is the English translation of Elohim, meaning more than one God! This is why this verse is translated, "Let us" and not "Let me." The "US" refers to Jesus Christ (the WORD of God) and The FATHER. Even Jewish translation of this verse render it "Let us!" They claim the "Us" are other angels, a claim that cannot stand scrutiny. (Psalm 110:1-2)
27 And God (Elohim-The family of God) created man in His own image, in the image of God (Elohim/Theos) He created man; a male and a female.
Unlike the animals who are created in their own image, mankind is created in God's image, after the God-kind. We are made like the animals, composed of the same matter as an animal, but we look and think and reason like God! We are created to become God! (Psa 82:6)
28 And God (Elohim-The family of God) blessed them: and God (Elohim/Theos) said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the heavens, and over every living thing that moves upon the earth.
The first commandment given to man was to have SEX! Yes, God is the author of SEX and sex is a gift from God. It is when a man and woman come together in sex are they ONE, as Jesus and the Father are one! The sex act is the physical symbol of our oneness with God. This is why God likens worshipping other gods as adultery! When we follow paganism, we are committing adultery against God! Sex is not the original sin, or dirty in any way, when we follow God's command on righteous, moral heavenly sex!
29 And God said, Behold, I have given you plants that have grain for seeds and trees whose fruits have seeds in them. They will be your food.
30and to every animal on earth, and to every bird in heaven, and to every living thing that creeps on the ground, I have given every green herb for food: and it was so.
31 And God (Elohim/Theos) saw everything that He had made, and, behold, it was very good. And there there was nighttime and then morning, the sixth day.
The sixth day ended at dawn, however like today, the actual work ended at evening time when we go to sleep. This is probably where the idea that the Sabbath began on Friday evening. It does not, even though for most our work ends then.
Unless president intervenes, we'll soon know more secrets about Kennedy assassination
(Politico) The nation’s conspiracy-theorist-in-chief is facing a momentous decision. Will President Donald Trump allow the public to see a trove of thousands of long-secret government files about the event that, more than any other in modern American history, has fueled conspiracy theories – the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy?
The answer must come within months. And, according to a new timeline offered by the National Archives, it could come within weeks.
Under the deadline set by a 1992 law, Trump has six months left to decide whether he will block the release of an estimated 3,600 files related to the assassination that are still under seal at the Archives. From what is known of the JFK documents, most come from the CIA and FBI, and a number may help resolve lingering questions about whether those agencies missed evidence of a conspiracy in Kennedy’s death.
Last night, in the middle of the night under cover of darkness (when evil reigns) the US House of Representatives, under Democratic rule, passed the most comprehensive, expensive, and most intrusive piece of legislation in the history of this republic. From paying for abortions, to putting people in jail for five years for refusing to buy healthcare insurance, this bill is based on the lies, corruption, and downright malfeasance and abuse of power! The real cost of healthcare in America is a scandal, that you will not easily find except for this story on The Plain Truth. Do yourself favor, and try to search for healthcare cost of homosexual diseases. It will be hard to find the information that I will provide you from any Google search! That's because the politically correct homosexually led Congress is lying about the true cost of health insurance.
Lies, lies, and damn lies! That is what your elected leaders are feeding you! Are you aware that 34% of the American population is obese. You probably are, because the news is filled with the cost of obesity on the American health care system. Yet are you aware that obese Americans consume 9% of the health care cost of this nation? 34% of the population, cost our health care system just 9% of its health care dollars spent!.
For over 70 years now, two lone figures predicted the reunification of Europe and the Holy Roman Empire. They predicted a "United States of Europe," long before anyone else thought it was possible. How did they do this? They understood who the modern day nations were in the Bible and what God predicted what would happen.There names? Herbert W. and Garner Ted Armstrong. Even President LBJ watched to the famous "World Tomorrow" broadcast on TV. What they predicted is happening right now! LISTEN!
The United States of Europe
By Garner Ted Armstrong
(written in the 1990's) For 42 years, I have continually warned that a "United States of Europe" would form in central Europe, comprising more than 250 million people; a huge industrial, economic and military power which would eventually challenge the United States; that a 10-nation combine would form which would fulfill the Bible prophecy of the "Beast" which would fight Jesus Christ at His return.
Specifically, I pointed out that the eventual United Europe would be formed among nations which were, during most of those 42 years, under the heel of Soviet domination; part of the "Warsaw Pact"; nations such as East Germany, Poland, Czechoslovakia [since divided into the Czech Republic and Slovakia], Hungary, Bulgaria, and Romania.
Too many times to count, I appeared before large audiences and said, "The last chapter of European History has not been written," before launching into a description of how the Cold War would NOT result in Russia advancing into Palestine; how, instead, the aforementioned nations would COME OUT from behind the Iron Curtain; how a "United States of Europe" would eventually form. Time and time again, I named the nations which would eventually emerge as a part of a United Europe.
Now, the Soviet Union has imploded, dividing up into many squabbling, sometimes warring states. Russia teeters on the brink of bankruptcy and civil war. President Yeltsin is in poor health; says he will not run for President of Russia again, and is being challenged by ultra nationalistic and communist leaders. RUSSIA, while NOT the "beast" power of Bible prophecy, will figure very prominently in world events of these next few years, and in the great Battle of Armageddon.
Long ago, the pope in Rome called for a "United Europe stretching from the Atlantic wall to the Urals." The Ural mountains are EAST of Moscow! Think that through! Today, Germany is the strongest nation in Europe. However, all is not well in this vibrant nation, and signs of unrest bode ill for the future. Acute political unrest, massive unemployment, the rise of neo-Nazi groups, economic malaise; all threaten peace and security in Germany. What is ahead for Germany and Europe, and what will it mean to YOU where you live?
Over Fifty Years Of Witness And Warning
When the Berlin wall came down, I took two of my sons, Mark and David, with me, and went to Berlin. I began an article there following my TV programs done at the wall, at the Brandenburg Gate, and at famous "Checkpoint Charlie." That article was published in a special edition of "20th Century WATCH" magazine, and then later made into a booklet entitled "United States of Europe, When?" In that original article, I reprinted about FIFTY quotations from previous years; many taken from older issues of the "Plain Truth" magazine, of which I was executive editor; from such CGI publications as "Twentieth Century WATCH," and "The International News."
Before you read several of these sensational quotations, REMEMBER! All during the Cold War, including the most chilling moments of all, such as the Kennedy-Khrushchev missile standoff over Cuba, when the world held its breath believing we were on the brink of nuclear war, my father and I were saying "Bible Prophecy does NOT predict a war between the U.S. and Russia! Russia will NOT be the power that occupies Palestine (Daniel 11:40-45). Russia is NOT the "beast" of Bible Prophecy!
Yet, ALL the popular, big-name, best-selling televangelists and Protestant evangelicals were saying just the opposite! One of the most popular prophetic scenarios in best-selling books with themes like "Armageddon" or "Doomsday," or "The End of the World" was that RUSSIA would advance into Jerusalem! None of their predictions came true. Instead, the Soviet Union collapsed, and now, a UNITED EUROPE is forming!
Now, notice what we have consistently written and preached for all these many decades:
The PLAIN TRUTH, June, 1952, p. 11: "The 10 `horns'...in the 17th chapter [of the Book of Revelation] ...will be...the revival of the BEAST, the Roman Empire, `out of the bottomless pit,' by a `United States of Europe,' or federation of 10 European nations within the bounds of the old Roman Empire" (that includes such nations as mentioned above, in eastern Europe!).
The PLAIN TRUTH, September, 1953, p. 1: "...This [riots had just occurred in East Germany], is the beginning of an East German revolt against Red tyranny. Czechoslovakia, Poland and other conquered nations behind the Iron Curtain have witnessed similar uprisings in recent weeks. It will take time [it certainly did!], but Russia is going to lose out in some of these countries..."
The PLAIN TRUTH, November, 1954, p. 7: "Word comes from the College of Cardinals that the possibility of the new pope being chosen (when that becomes a necessity) from the ranks other than Italian is not too remote. The next pope could be the man who will unite Europe!" [Editor's note: This was about 25 years ahead of its time! When Wojtila, a Pole, was elected as Pope John Paul II, he was powerfully instrumental in Poland for nurturing "Solidarity" and for prying Russia's grip loose from Poland and Eastern Europe].
The PLAIN TRUTH, February, 1962, p. 5: "On the WORLD TOMORROW program, and in the pages of the PLAIN TRUTH, we have been shouting to a heedless world for [many] years this was going to occur...it would come as an ECONOMIC force, bringing unprecedented prosperity to Europe. But also, it is to become a political and military combine—a gigantic third power bloc in the world, that will include more population, greater man- power, and possibly even greater military resources than either the United States or Russia. When this giant combine—a United States of EUROPE—finally emerges as such before a startled and dumbfounded world, it will last only a very short time. It will fight against Jesus Christ at His Second Coming!" [Editor's note: Read Revelation 17:12-14 with Revelation 19].
The PLAIN TRUTH, March, 1962, p. 26: "Fascism in Europe is about to be reborn in respectable business attire, and the Treaty of Rome will finally be implemented to its fullest extent...the dream of a Holy Roman Empire returning to power to dominate and direct the so-called forces of Christian mankind of the Western world [this dream] is not dead, but still stalks through the antechambers of every national capitol of continental Western Europe...IN THE DETERMINATION OF THE LEADERS IN THE COMMON MARKET NATIONS TO RESTORE THE HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE WITH ALL THAT THAT MEANS [Northwest Technocrat, Vol. XXV, No. 205]. United within ancient boundaries of the Holy Roman Empire; united by the common spiritual bond of universal Catholicism; united in a burgeoning and booming industrial economy that dominates today's world; united geographically in the most productive and industrial complex on earth—at least TEN NATIONS OF MODERN EUROPE WILL MARCH ONTO THE SCENE OF WORLD HISTORY AS THE GREATEST SINGLE FORCE EVER SEEN BY MAN!"
"This United Europe will form a nonaggression pact or political alignment of some sort with the Soviet East. This United Europe will then consolidate its gains..."
The PLAIN TRUTH, November, 1962, p. 10: "Just as certainly as we restore Western Europe to economic prosperity, and then to military power, a successor to Hitler will emerge, gain control of this power through a `United States of Europe,' which we [the U.S. government] are also encouraging, and we shall then wake up, too late, to realize we have restored our fascist enemy the power to destroy us!...battlefields are becoming economic, just as we said they would ...the movement is...forming toward complete political consolidation!"
The PLAIN TRUTH, November, 1962, p. 21: "Listen, now, to some of the most shocking news of recent times!
"ONLY THOSE DEAF TO THE SOUND OF HISTORY can fail to be excited by the French-German rapprochement and the steady movement toward the `making of Europe'...Historically, political union over so great a space came only from conquest or from the spread of a common culture. Where, in modern times, Napoleon, Bismarck, Hitler and Stalin failed, reason and mutual necessity are succeeding. A European political union would mean little if the ultimate power of deciding whether it fights...and dies...is going to rest with the Americans."
Ibid. p. 22: "In a recent address at Harvard University, Professor Walter Hallstein, President of the European Economic Community, said...the... market is...highly political. He considers it the substructure for a hoped-for United States of Europe. He said, `I want to stress that...it is political, not just that it tends toward a political goal.'"
The PLAIN TRUTH, January, 1963, p. 5: "Daring new plans for monetary reform and economic planning are on the drawing boards. These will so inextricably mesh the economies of the Six, reports Time, that they will `clear the way for the final goal of a POLITICALLY UNITED EUROPE.'"
The PLAIN TRUTH, March, 1963, p. 3: "...a German STRONG MAN is the logical choice to ascend to the helm of the new POLITICALLY UNITED EUROPE."
Ibid. p. 14: "Der Spiegel...was especially critical of the great number of former Nazis who were being wooed by Bonn to join the government ranks. The West German regime defended its policy of permitting former top-ranking Nazis to become an integral part of the new German democracy."
The PLAIN TRUTH, October, 1964, p. 48: "Germany—A UNITED GERMANY with her former territories restored—is ready to emerge as the strongest nation on earth at the head of a revitalized...Europe! The power colossus is then going to deal a death blow to the United States and Britain..."
The PLAIN TRUTH, December, 1964, p. 16: "...God shows that in this end time He is going to use the modern Assyrians...the Germans—to dominate a United Europe."
The PLAIN TRUTH, April, 1965, p. 19: "In spite of Mr. Churchill's farsightedness, [this was written just after Churchill's death, Ed.], he could not see far enough into the future to visualize the outcome of a United States of Europe. He did not know from Bible prophecy that it would be comprised of ten nations, dominated politically by a Roman-Fascist-like system and religiously by a great universal, militant church. He could not foresee that this great politico/religio/economic power bloc of ten nations would not only refuse Britain membership [in the final United States of Europe—the ten], but would ultimately prove the undoing of the Anglo-Saxon peoples of America, Britain, and the Commonwealth countries."
The PLAIN TRUTH, May, 1967, p. 4: "Second to building up a strong Germany, Adenauer's efforts [this was written after "Der Alte" had died] were dedicated to the establishment of a United Roman Europe—a union of Germany with those lands once within the confines of the Roman Empire" [emphasis mine: NOTE: Today, the nations of Eastern Europe are not only long since out from under Communist domination, but are being gathered into NATO; being admitted as members of the new European Union, and being tabbed as a part of the new economic union; signing on to the "Euro," the new European currency! Remember, this was written over 21 years ago, when all mainstream protestant evangelicals were saying RUSSIA was the "beast" of prophecy, and ignoring Germany and Europe!].
The PLAIN TRUTH, October, 1968. [Editor's note: I had just returned from Munich and Bonn, following interviews with the late Franz Josef Strauss, who was then head of the Christian Socialist Union of Bavaria, and former Defense Minister. The article in the October issue included a lengthy question and answer session with Herr Strauss]. p. 6: "One of our major conditions [Strauss said] is that the desire for admission to the Common Market is not based upon the motivation to impede political integration. We want...members who are ready and prepared to join us on the way toward a political integration with the long-run goal of the United States of Europe." Later, underlining the fact that Strauss had become a strong proponent of European acquisition of nuclear weapons, he said, "I believe the Europeans should take more responsibility for their own defense...I see as the only chance... that of building up a Europe—integrating the Federal Republic of Germany into that Europe and building bridges from an attractive, economically powerful, political and influential Europe with can defend herself—including a nuclear potential—to add to the power of the Europeans."
Many More Articles Written Through The Seventies
The PLAIN TRUTH kept publishing articles such as those quoted above all through the seventies. Space does not permit reprinting them all. By 1978, when I had incorporated as "The Church of God, International," I wanted to launch another magazine. We were not able to do so until the summer of 1979, when, on the very first cover of our new publication called "Twentieth-century WATCH," I featured a West German missile-firing tank under the title, "A Monster Stirs: West German Military Power Increasing." Here is a quote from that article: "Hitler imagined a `thousand year Reich' with himself...at the pinnacle of power, and dreamed of a millennial reign of `German supermen' over the world, as if he applied these prophecies [of a coming `Messiah'] to himself. This new leader of a united Europe, who will probably be a German, will attempt to fulfill the very same dream, proclaiming himself a great leader over the other 10 `kings' (in today's terminology, they could be presidents, premiers, prime ministers, etc.) and so wield power over a 10-nation combine, which will be the greatest power bloc the world has ever seen."
Twentieth-Century WATCH, Winter 1984: cover story pictured the Berlin Wall with East German border guards: lead article, "Will Germany Reunite?" I wrote, "A West German official recently said, `I get mad when Americans and others dismiss it [German reunification] as an impossible dream.' Said a 42 year old engineer in Munich. `Why can't we be like others, proud of who we are, without everyone calling it "New German Nationalism?" On Page 29 I wrote, "There may be no such thing as the remotest dream [remember, this was written in 1984—five years before the Berlin wall came down!] in the mind of a living German that a reunited Germany, at the head of a future United States of Europe, could ever conquer the United States of America. But, even as many Germans understand, the current world situation is not the last chapter, either in European history, or in American history. The future will too soon be upon us."
From a transcript of a sermon, May 22, 1982: "...we may see a strange alliance between the Soviet Union and Western Europe...an alliance of nations including Germany, and a `United States of Europe.'"
From a transcript of a sermon, April 25, 1987: "Many of you in this room have heard me saying that the prelude to World War III is going to be the collapse of the present day world economy, followed by the emergence of despots, dictatorships, and ultra-nationalists...governments in countries all over the world, especially [in] Germany. The reunification of Germany in the context of a unified Europe and the creation of a ten-nation central bloc...will become the United States of Europe, and challenge the United States of America."
From a transcript of a sermon, Charleston, South Carolina, May 16, 1987: "..some...understand that Adolf Hitler was trying to put together the dream of...German geo-politicians like Haushofer and Makinder...to create in the heartland of Europe...a United States of Europe; a vast trading combine which would embody all of those industrial, inventive people from the Urals to the Atlantic...the Poles, Czechs...the Germans...and... East Germany...Adolf Hitler was nothing more than a weak revival of a prophesied seven resurrections of [the]...Roman Empire which was predicted to exist...until the time of the second coming of Christ...10 kings are going to fight Christ at His coming..."
I could fill many more pages with similar quotations spanning many years!
When the Berlin Wall came down, two of my sons and I watched the greatest celebration we had ever witnessed! We watched as segments of the wall came down; as East German border guards sold their hats and articles of their uniforms to eager West Germans for souvenirs. We chipped away at the wall with thousands of others, and brought pieces of it home with us.
All the quotations you just read were found as a result of my desire to immediately publish a special edition of our magazine to shout out, `WE TOLD YOU SO!' Germany was REUNITING! Eastern Europe was COMING OUT FROM BEHIND THE IRON CURTAIN; the Soviet Union was imploding; Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria and Romania were becoming independent nations!
Had my father, Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong been alive, he would have done precisely the same thing! He would have researched all that he and I and others had written for DECADES; he would have then written a powerful article, shouting out to his readers, "WE TOLD YOU SO!" Shockingly, those he left in charge of the church and colleges God had used him to build treated these monumental events as if they were only a minor thing.
Now, in the light of all the foregoing, here are some of the important developments of very recent date:
Britain Scales Back Army In Europe
The British Labor government is about to dramatically cut back the size of its forces in Europe. George Robertson, the Secretary of Defense, has conducted a six-month "Strategic Defense Review"and is recommending that hundreds of tanks and troops be withdrawn from Germany. Calling such forces "cold war relics," Robertson intends cutting back in Britain's frigates and nuclear-powered submarines; cutting back in the number of RAF fighter aircraft, and reducing by about one third the size of the territorial army.
That means Britain's "Army on the Rhine" will be cut by a third, and will lose more than one half its tanks. The tanks will be placed in storage in England. During the mid 1970's, as the cold war dragged on, Britain maintained four divisions in Germany, or about 55,000 troops. Now, there is only one division, fewer than 17,000 men, which will be further reduced to about two thirds its present size.
For decades, economics have been the key factor in the scaling down of U.S. and British armed forces. Many voices in both governments have whined about the high costs of maintaining British and American forces in Europe; about both Germany and Japan being able to "dwell under the U.S. nuclear umbrella," with only small percentages of their GNP's being spent on defense, while vigorously competing against the U.S. and Britain in world markets.
Long ago, I warned that there would come either a rewriting or a reinterpretation of the post World War II constitutions of both Germany and Japan, which prohibited either country from sending its troops abroad; allowed each country only "defense" forces. Now, both constitutions have been reinterpreted, and BOTH Germany and Japan are able to inject armed forces into regional disputes outside their own borders.
Germany Agrees To NATO Expansion
As the "Euro" progresses toward complete adoption, so that Europe will have a common currency, so does "The North Atlantic Treaty Organization," or NATO, continue to expand. Not only is Europe uniting economically, and moving toward political unity as well, but EASTERN European nations are being wooed and won by NATO, thus joining in with Western Europe and the U.S. in a MILITARY pact!
Recently, the Bundestag, or the lower house of the German parliament, approved admission of Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic as MEMBERS OF NATO! The vote was 555 to 37. As if in repayment for Eastern European support, Foreign Minister Klaus Kinkel told the Bundestag that German reunification would not have been possible without the support of states in central and east Europe. "That's why it was and is a moral obligation for us Germans to help them to return to Europe through membership in NATO and the European Union," he said.
With the reunification of Germany over nine years ago, the German economy was dealt a staggering blow. Trying to swallow up its poverty-stricken, depressed brother to the East, which had stagnated under decades of Communist mismanagement, proved to be horribly expensive to the Bundesbank and the West German government.
Not much progress has been made. Can anyone imagine the consequences of such massive unemployment that ONE IN FIVE in the labor force is out of a job? That is exactly the situation in East Germany! 20% unemployment! Now, it is a major political issue, and one which Gerhard Schroeder intends using. He has been telling the German people that Helmut Kohl is to blame. Do not think for a moment that all Germans are FOR the new common currency, the "Euro," to replace their prized "marks." During a recent television interview and debate, arguing about the upcoming elections, 83 per cent of the Germans who called in were AGAINST adoption of the "Euro," and wanted to keep their Deutschemarks. Many other nations feel the same way — notably Britain. The money of a nation is like a national symbol; like a sign of national sovereignty. Bible prophecy says the "Beast" power will be controlled by a symbolic woman (Revelation 17), representing a great false church, which will be like an "IMAGE" of the Beast itself. This means that a great ecclesiastical hierarchy will have adopted the POLITICAL structure of a GOVERNMENT! It will be a STATE, and a "state religion," holding sway over many countries.
Eventually, it will enforce upon its citizens a certain STAMP, or MARK! Notice, "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
"And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name."
"Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is six hundred threescore and six" (Revelation 13:16-18).
Romulus was the founder of Rome. His name in the Latin language adds up to 666! Notice that the saints, those who have overcome Satan, this evil world, and their own human natures by the power of God's Holy Spirit, are those who have refused to accept the "Mark of the Beast!" "And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God.
"And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God" (Revelation 15:1,2). Millions of professing Christians have not the faintest idea WHO, OR WHAT is the Beast? They do not know what is the "IMAGE of the Beast," and are ignorant of the meaning of his "mark".
A "mark" is an identifying sign, or symbol! The right hand is a symbol of agreement, or willingness, while the forehead is a symbol of acceptance into the mind and heart. By "shaking hands" with the Beast and the image of the Beast; i.e., SUNDAY worship and observance of PAGAN holidays and the sign of the cross, millions unknowingly have accepted the "mark of the beast."
Primarily, this is metaphorical; symbolic. Yet, it may eventually have a LITERAL fulfillment as well. The German "dollar" is the MARK! The French "dollar" is the "FRANC," which is merely the French word for MARK, or STAMP! Isn't it interesting that the two most powerful nations in Europe have money which is called the "MARK"? And isn't it interesting that, while many hope to adopt a common European currency, most Germans are against it?
Many years ago, Brian Connell, for over 20 years a Reuters correspondent, living in Germany, explained how the German political system is very different from that in Britain and the U.S. He showed how the industrialists could grant "subventions" to the political parties; how 14 of the largest 15 giants of industry were former card-carrying Nazis. He warned that any interruption in the new-found wealth of West Germany could lead to the diversion of those political funds into "less savory quarters." He meant, of course, massive funding for ultra right-wing fanatics, like "Neo-Nazis." With many, many Neo-Nazi incidents occurring in Germany; pro-Western Germans themselves are becoming alarmed.
With unemployment soaring, millions of frustrated German youths are turning toward ultra-nationalistic, right-wing organizations. Cornelia Schmalz-Jacobsen, head of the German government's Office of "Foreign Affairs," spoke of the dangerous amount of "xenophobia" (fear and hatred of foreigners) gripping Germany. "Hardly a day passes without some sort of incident...the public appears to be pushing these incidents out of its conscience and is becoming accustomed to the attacks [thugs called "skinheads," wearing Nazi symbols have murdered and beaten many foreigners in Germany] as everyday events.
The "Land" German word for "State" of Brandenburg around Berlin has mobilized a commando squad to respond to emergency calls about Neo-Nazi attacks. The squad is equipped with special weapons, high-speed vehicles and helicopters. In only the first week of its operation, it arrested 23 Neo-Nazis as the result of violence.
The new Nazis are moving into a vacuum left by fifty seven years of, first, Hitler's Nazi rule, and then by Communist brutality. With no jobs, no hope for the future, and such a past, millions of young Germans seek some sort of self-esteem in xenophobic doctrines.
Already, it is the "Jew," or the "American," or the Turk, or the Greek, or the Pole, or the Czech, or the Spaniard, and "traitors" in their own government who are to blame. Said Marita Boettger, the Eberswalde official in charge of foreigner relations, "The old value system was abandoned, and nothing replaced it. Many parents feel overwhelmed by this society because they depended so long on the state and the party to train their children. So a lot of young people are running around without any kind of values, and they fall for these primitive ideas about national superiority."
Soon, the COLLAPSE of the fragile global economy will occur! Already, the dark specter of imminent COLLAPSE of the Japanese Economy, which would DRAG AMERICA DOWN WITH IT has been warned by none other than the head of one of the largest of Japanese firms, SONY. Out of economic chaos will arise DICTATORS. Who will emerge, in the not-so-distant future, as the new STRONG MAN of Germany, and of Europe?
According to the Bible, and to God (who I try not to argue with very much), I am a sinner. The fact is that you are a sinner, your best friends are sinners, so is Billy Graham and the Pope. I am, just like every human ever born, except one, a carnal lust filled animal, who like the family dog, am physically attracted to my animalistic urges. I like looking at pretty girls, and I am 62 years old. I probably will continue for a long time. I understand fully well, that without the help of God Almighty, I am just an animal, in the body of a God-Like human, trying to survive on instincts. It is the living God, that dwells inside of me that makes me different than an animal. I unlike most on this earth today know this fact, and I am grateful for that knowledge.
Sin is the breaking of God's Law. The is the definition given in every Bible ever printed. It reads in 1 John 3:4 "Everyone who commits sin also breaks the law; sin is the breaking of of the Law."
When you are a sinner, and we all are, you are like an alcoholic. An alcoholic is a person who is and will always be addicted to drinking alcohol. No one can can be cured of this disease unless they admit it, and the same applies to being a sinner. Unless you admit it, and continue to admit it, you are in worse shape than anyone addicted to booze or drugs. In fact, addiction to drugs is far less of a worry, than being a sinner, for God also gives us the penalty for sinning in the Bible too. It is, "the wages of sin IS DEATH." Yes, what we "earn" by being a sinner is eternal death. When we die, we will be judged as a sinner, and when found guilty, we will be consumed by fire and our existence will be gone forever. That is the word of God. I believe it. Yes, the wages of sin is death, BUT the gift of God IS ETERNAL LIFE. The grace of God DID NOT change God's only definition of sin. Never forget that.
When we admit our sin, God is true to forgive us, and like the alcoholic who admits his problem, there is a good life after sin! How are we finally forgiven? It is an act of love, a gift from God Almighty and Jesus Christ, The LORD of the Bible, who came into this world as a carnal man, and lived a perfect sin free life and died as a result of sinful people. God then, three days later, raised this Jesus from the dead, and BY HIS LIFE, we are all saved - if we want to be! We must want it. We must ask for it, IN THE NAME of JESUS CHRIST. It is the only name under heaven, where your forgiveness can be found. Buddha doesn't have it, Mohamed does not. The Pope doesn't, and neither does modern science.
I often blast the sin of homosexuality, as does the Bible. However, being a queer is not greater of a sinner than being a Sabbath Breaker, or a liar. The part of the homosexual sin is, as the Bible describes it, as one of the few sins that people parade! Most people who are having affairs, or are sinning, usually fail to tell the world they are sinning. Most sinners would rather hide their sins. Ignore them and hope that nobody finds out about them. Not the queer, "The look on their faces testifies against them; They parade their sin like Sodom; They do not hide it. Woe to them! They have brought disaster upon themselves." Isaiah 3:9 Queers are a minority of sinners, who like the drunk who fails to admit that they are a drunk, refuses to admit their sin before man and God. That makes it a particularly deadly sin, for if you cannot admit your sins to God- you can't be forgiven!
However, when we admit our sin, no matter what the sin is, we can be forgiven by Jesus Christ and God the Father. We can't continue to sin over and over again, but God knows that leaving a life of sin is a lifetime work. We will never be perfect until we are born again from our graves, and resurrected to the the very glory of Jesus Christ. We will become like He is today! Yes, your Bible says that. It's up to you to find it and read how you can get on the road to recovery. It all starts with these words... "I am a sinner."
NBC news anchor Lester Holt is selling his luxury 2,168-square-foot midtown Manhattan apartment for a cool $6.6million. The veteran journalist and his wife, Carol Hagen-Holt, purchased the pad located on Fifth Avenue in the 'NoMad' district a decade ago for just $3.3million. The apartment owned by the couple, who have been married for roughly 35 years, has 11-foot-tall ceilings, a 48-foot-long terrace, and offers views of Madison Square Park.
The Trump administration proposed an overhaul of the tax code on Wednesday that could allow many Americans to file their annual tax returns on a single sheet of paper – and cuts their taxes, eliminating them entirely on the first $24,000 of income earned by a married couple. 'It's a great plan,' President Trump told reporters Wednesday after the blueprint that was scant on firm details was unveiled. 'It's going to put people back to work.' National Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Gary Cohn complained during a White House briefing - also held by Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin - that low- and middle-income Americans 'have been left behind by this economy' and are 'frustrated by a tax code that is so complicated they can't even do their own taxes.' 'In 1935 we had a one-page tax form consisting of 34 lines with two pages of instructions,' Cohn recalled. 'Today the basic 1040 form has 79 lines and 211 pages of instructions.' As the tax code is simplified, he boasted, 'far fewer taxpayers will need to itemize' their deductions, which means their tax form can go back, yes, to that one simple page.' Cohn said that Americans spend nearly 7 billion hours complying with tax requirements each year, and nearly 9 out of 10 of them can't file their own returns without help.
What's in store for Germany and European Union and what will it mean to YOU?
The late Herbert W. Armstrong, when he was the editor of The Plain Truth Magazine (not connected to this website) was the only voice in the world who foretold consistent prophecies and warnings published over the years in the Plain Truth magazine concerning the future of Europe, Germany and the eventual rise of the Holy Roman Empire. Most laughed when he coined the phrase "The United States of Europe." Here are a few excerpts:
The PLAIN TRUTH, June, 1952, p. 11: "The 10 `horns'...in the 17th chapter [of the Book of Revelation] ...will be...the revival of the BEAST, the Roman Empire, `out of the bottomless pit,' by a `United States of Europe,' or federation of 10 European nations within the bounds of the old Roman Empire*."
The PLAIN TRUTH, November, 1954, p. 7: "Word comes from the College of Cardinals that the possibility of the new pope being chosen (when that becomes a necessity) from the ranks other than Italian is not too remote. The next pope could be the man who will unite Europe!"
The PLAIN TRUTH, February, 1962, p. 5: "On the WORLD TOMORROW program, and in the pages of the PLAIN TRUTH, we have been shouting to a heedless world for [many] years this was going to occur...it would come as an ECONOMIC force, bringing unprecedented prosperity to Europe. But also, it is to become a political and military combine—a gigantic third power bloc in the world, that will include more population, greater man-power, and possibly even greater military resources than either the United States or Russia. When this giant combine—a United States of EUROPE—finally emerges as such before a startled and dumbfounded world, it will last only a very short time. It will fight against Jesus Christ at His Second Coming!"