By Bob Barney
First published in 2007
By Bob Barney
First published in 2007
Once again the nation inches closer to ruin, as our leaders impose homosexual marriage on 98% of the nation who doesn't practice it. God will not be mocked, and our time is running short. The people of this nation are allowing God to be replaced with paganistic evil. We will reap the rewards...
“This decision is consistent with our long-standing policy that prohibits items that promote or glorify hatred, violence and racial intolerance,” said eBay spokeswoman Johnna Hoff.
The e-commerce company is the latest to prohibit the sale of Confederate merchandise following Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Sears Holdings Corp. The shooting deaths of nine black church members last week in South Carolina has reignited debate on what the flag symbolizes.
TIME reports that Amazon is also pulling down its Confederate flag merchandise.
By Bob Barney - The Plain Truth
There are many phrases in the bible that contain the word “Remember.” To remember something is to imprint an image, phrase, event or memory to our brains. Hopefully we will always remember our loved ones, our favorite vacations, and especially our God! God tells us that we are to remember Them (Father and Son) always, and to remember God's Laws and instructions. God also promises us that They (Father and Son) will remember all the promises made to us! God will remember each one of us... A wonderful thought...
REMEMBER – NKJV (New King James Version) (God's words in RED)
God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the animals that were with him in the ark.
and I will remember My covenant which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh.
And Moses said to the people: “Remember this day in which you went out of Egypt
“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
“And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth
To such as keep His covenant, And to those who rememberHis commandments to do them.
I remember Your name in the night, O Lord, And I keep Your law.
Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth, Before the difficult days come, And the years draw near when you say, “I have no pleasure in them”:
“I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake; And I will not remember your sins.
Remember the former things of old, For I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like Me,
No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says theLord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.”
“Remember the Law of Moses, My servant, Which I commanded him in Horeb for all Israel, With the statutes and judgments.
Then he (one of the thieves on the cross) said to Jesus, “Lord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom.”
So we see how important the word remember should be to all of us. Now allow your mind to enter a dream state. Dream of Heaven, the entire Universe and Earth. We know that if we believe what God says, the EARTH is the CENTER of the created physical Universe, as Heaven is the center of all Creation. In Heaven, the CENTER is the Throne of The father God and Jesus Christ.
On Earth the center of Earth is the ancient land known as Israel, located in Palestine. To God, Israel is the center of this planet, and of all creation, other than Heaven. That's why every direction given in the Bible centers from Israel! People from the North – are peoples North of Palestine. People of the South, are those BELOW, or south of Israel. Western Coastlands, are lands WEST in the western oceans FROM Palestine (England and the Americas).
The center of Israel is Jerusalem! Jerusalem is the eternal city, the only one promised to appear in the world tomorrow.
In the Center of Jerusalem is God's Holy Temple, now destroyed, but a PROMISE to be rebuilt before the return of Christ. Christ will rule from this Temple!
In the center of the Temple is the Holy of Holies, where the Ark of the Covenant was placed. On the top of this Ark was a SEAT. It is the seat the Christ sat on while the Temple stood. Christ's Spiritual Presence emitted from this seat! It will again.
Inside the Ark, in the Center was the two tablets of THE TEN COMMANDMENTS! The center of all creation was the Ten Commandments (you know that awful Law that many try to tell you Christ abolished!). On the Ten Commandments are Ten Laws.
In the Center of the Ten Commandments is the 5th Commandment – The Center Commandment, that sits in the CENTER OF THE KNOWN PHYSICAL UNIVERSE!
That 5th Commandment Begins with this word:
Yes we are to remember the most spiritual of the Commandments, the Center of the world.
Remember the sabbath Day and Keep it Holy!
Are you keeping this day holy?
By Bob Barney
Daniel, a prophet of God, lived over 2,500 years ago. He was a Jewish captive, living in Babylon, and during the time of King Nebuchadnezzar, he was given the meaning of a dream, by God, laying out before him the last four great empires that would rule the earth. One night during the second year of the king's reign, Nebuchadnezzar had some disturbing dreams that neither he nor his “wise-men” could decipher the meaning. He was told about the man named Daniel, and of his God, the God of the universe, who had the ability to interpret anyone's dreams.
30. And it is not because I am wiser than anyone else that I know the secret of your dream, but because God wants you to understand what was in your heart.
35 The whole statue was crushed into small pieces of iron, clay, bronze, silver, and gold. Then the wind blew them away without a trace, like chaff on a threshing floor. But the rock that knocked the statue down became a great mountain that covered the whole earth.
39 “But after your kingdom comes to an end, another kingdom, inferior to yours, will rise to take your place. After that kingdom has fallen, yet a third kingdom, represented by bronze, will rise to rule the world.
43 This mixture of iron and clay also shows that these kingdoms will try to strengthen themselves by forming alliances with each other through intermarriage. But they will not hold together, just as iron and clay do not mix
45 That is the meaning of the rock cut from the mountain, though not by human hands, that crushed to pieces the statue of iron, bronze, clay, silver, and gold. The great God was showing the king what will h appen in the future. The dream is true, and its meaning is certain.”
This is one of the most important warnings in all human history, hardly understood by anyone! Before getting into world history, you must ask yourself two basic questions. #1 Is the God of the Bible real, and #2, do you believe that God can predict the future? These two questions are really the most important questions you will ever ask yourself; your very life depends on the knowledge that God Almighty has revealed what is going to happen in the world. The statue made in four parts represents the last four empires that would rule the earth. God says so right here: “During the reigns of those kings (the last and 4th empire), the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed or conquered. It will crush all these kingdoms into nothingness, and it will stand forever. We know, from these few scriptures that the fourth great kingdom after Daniel would be the one that Jesus Himself destroys, and then sets up His own millennial kingdom.
By Bob Barney
(I first wrote this in 2009 after seeing just how racist Obama and company were going to be.......)
There is something afoot in the nation, and it is ugly. We have a house divided, and I don't see it getting any better very soon. In 1860, we had a divided America which led to the Civil War with hundreds of thousands of causalities and a lost generation of Americans because two America's were not able to survive side by side. Some say that the eventual outcome of the war, which saved the union, was worth the hefty price. Others, myself included, wonder if the cost was worth it, if all we have to show for it is another coming civil war. A bloodier war perhaps this time than before.
I see what Pat Buchanan called “the Balkanization of America” happening and I don't see a quick fix. People who worked hard their entire life are not just willing to give up all they worked for, take away their children's future for a bunch of lazy, greedy and ungodly thieves, using the courts and politicians to steal whatever they want from their neighbor. In "Suicide of a Superpower," a book by Buchanan, he says the politics of race, culture and tribalism will be the largest problem civilization will face.
"Christianity is dying in the West," he declared on the radio. Buchanan says there is a "long plan" by Marxists to rid the nation of Christianity.
Buchanan doesn't think much holds us together as a nation anymore. "[The] disagreements are so profound," he told talk show host Sean Hannity.
"Cultural Marxism has succeeded in transvaluing all the values in society,"
Buchanan said among other views he has of the Left hurting what he believes is traditional American culture. "The America that is coming is going to be unrecognizable to our generation. "
Most likely, we will see a migration of people to certain areas of the nation where they will congregate with those that hold similar views. They will elect representatives who will, like those from the South in the 1850's, refuse to compromise on anything with those other states trying to rob their wealth. I can envision states banning together forming “Trade Union States” which will through low taxation and their use of the 10th Amendment, will refuse to allow Washington to enforce any federal legislation that will forceable tax people for behavior. Some websites and Facebook pages are devoted to this theme already. In Montana, the “Montana Health Care Freedom Act” otherwise known as Referendum 122, prohibits the state and federal governments from requiring the purchase of health insurance or imposing any penalty, tax, fee or fine on those who do not purchase health insurance. The people of Colorado and Washington State took that same kind of stand. By passing Amendment 64 and Initiative 502, they sent a message to Washington DC, and it’s loud and clear. “We don’t need your stinkin’ prohibition!” (more…) Of course, by then the Supreme Court will mandate the 10th Amendment void and the war will begin.....
The Bible is clear on who we are as a nation. We are a part of the so-called “lost 10 tribes of Israel,” and our doom is predicted in God's prophecies. We are destined to be enslaved again to aliens living among us, who will eat our produce and take our land (Lev 26). By the time of the Tribulation, the USA is not even mentioned as a world power involved in anything, but maybe slavery. Europe and the Muslim World are destined to be the new leaders of a global new world order.
The Bible says that 1/3 of mankind is going to be wiped out in one instant in the final World War. That will be 2 BILLION people at today's population level. Think about that.
The Iran-Iraq border runs through the Tigris watershed (above), leaving the river in Iraqi hands. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Obama's job was to build up the coming king of the south (The Muslims) and to help defeat the Jews in Palestine. What isn't understood is that unlike Hitler, the antichrist coming out of Europe will not turn on the Jews, but instead on the Muslims. We are going to see the mass slaughter of Muslims by the Europeans, and the Jews will be offered protection by them against their mortal enemies. During this time, a new Temple will be built on or near the present day Dome of the Rock. Sacrifices will begin again, and war will result starting in the Middle East. We even know where that war starts. The Euphrates River, and where it ends; Armageddon. (Revelation 16: 12) “The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates.” (Jeremiah 46:10) “But that day belongs to the LORD, the Lord Almighty-- a day of vengeance, for vengeance on his foes. The sword will devour till it is satisfied, till it has quenched its thirst with blood. For the Lord, the LORD Almighty, will offer sacrifice in the land of the north by the River Euphrates.” Here is where it ends, after 2 billion or more people DIE! (Revelation 16:1) “Then I heard a loud voice from the temple saying to the seven angels, "Go, pour out the seven bowls of God's wrath on the earth."
It is written in black and white, you can believe the Bible, or you can go your own way and follow whatever you think is right in your own eyes. Your decision means nothing to God.
His true Identity WILL SHOCK YOU!
By Bob Barney
I am sure you have heard or perhaps watched shows devoted to so-called "Bible codes". This is where mathematical rabbis find hidden messages in the Bible using computer programs and are making some outstanding claims about these messages. The subject of "Bible codes" IS NOT what today's article is about. Instead of Biblical codes that are almost impossible for anyone in the real world to discover, we are going to set forth on a journey together and discover possibly the strangest and most important Biblical code of all time. Is it possible there could be a "hidden message" right before your very eyes? You may find this to be one of the most eye opening writings you have ever read about God, the Bible, and Jesus.
If I wrote these words: “The lawn, has long since died” in some foreign language and it was translated into English: “The lawn has died long ago” nobody would see that as much of a problem. Even to the most observant student the missing comma would not be important at all. The reason for this is because it simply isn't needed in the english translation. Now let me throw in a variable. Let's pretend in this make believe foreign language that the “comma” was an important symbol to the writer unlike in English where the comma is only used in the formation of sentence structure. Perhaps to the writer it was a symbol for poison! Then the sentence would be translated, “The lawn was poisoned and died long ago.” The message I am trying to convey is that we may have right in front of our eyes, clues (symbols) to hidden messages that God placed in the Bible long ago. Would you be shocked to know there are actual symbols in the original writings of the Bible that have not been translated at all and therefore are not included in the translations of scripture we read every day? We are talking about symbols that have such significant meaning that they communicate the TRUE identity of God! It is clear to me that to acknowledge these symbols would actually change everyone's perspective not only of God and the Bible, but man's role in understanding His mind and the things He deems are important for us to know about Him.
By Bob Barney:
History of the Feast of First Fruits
Leviticus 23:10-12 (KJV): 10 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the First Fruits of your harvest unto the priest: 11 And he shall wave the sheaf before the LORD, to be accepted for you: on the morrow after the sabbath the priest shall wave it. 12 And ye shall offer that day when ye wave the sheaf an he lamb without blemish of the first year for a burnt offering unto the LORD.
When Israel entered the Promised Land, they were to observe the God's Holy Feasts - one of which is named THE FEAST OF THE BARLEY HARVEST (First Fruits): When the standing barley harvest was ready to be reaped, the owner of the field would take a sheaf of barley to the priest. This sheaf was called "the sheaf of first fruits". The priest will then take the sheaf and wave it before YHWH(Yahweh-LORD) in the House of YHWH(Yahweh-LORD) . Other offerings were prescribed as well with the sheaf offering (Lev 23:13-22).
The timing of this offering was made in a way that can be confusing. The sheaf was to be waved the day after the Sabbath (Lev 23:11). Which Sabbath? Upon further reading, it becomes clear that the Sabbath isn't a weekly one, but the last day of Unleavened Bread - or the 22nd of the 1st month. The Feast of Unleavened Bread is a celebration for seven days, that starts the Day after Passover.
Messianic Fulfillment of the Feast of First Fruits by Jesus:
The Bible is about Jesus Christ. He is the LORD or Yahweh of the Bible. All Holy Days (holidays) are representations of Christ's plan of salvation and the construction of His Kingdom: The Holy scriptures clearly command us to not only celebrate God's Holy Days, but to keep them holy and separated to the LORD (Exo 23:16,19; 34:26 Lev 2:12,14; 23:20; Num 18:12-15,26; Deu 18:1-5; 26:2-4,10; 2 Chr 31:5; Neh 10:35-39; Pro 3:9; Jer 2:3; Eze 44:40; 48:14; Mal 3:8-14; Heb 6:20; 7:1-8).
Jesus was the firstborn in many respects:
Firstborn of Mary (Mat 1:23-25)
First-begotten of God (Heb 1:6)
First-begotten of all creatures (Col 1:15)
First-begotten of the dead (Rev 1:5)
Firstborn of many brethren (Rom 8:29)
First fruits of the resurrected (1 Cor 15:20,23)
Begin of the creation of God (Rev 3:14)
The preeminent One (Col 1:18)
Jesus is our High Priest forever (Heb 5:10; 7:1-3; Psa 110:4). He Himself, upon returning to Heaven, in the heavenly Temple of the LORD, literally waved Himself as this offering to the Father. In John 20:15, Mary sees a man outside the tomb and thinks it is the gardener since the man wore filthy garments. It was in fact Jesus in these filthy garments. In John 20:17 after Jesus calls her by name whom she recognizes Him. However, He strangely tells her not to touch Him for He has not been ascended unto the Father! What did that mean? Read Zechariah 3 to get a picture of what took place in heaven when Jesus waved Himself as First Fruit in heaven before the Father.
Notice upon His resurrection, he told Mary not to touch Him! A week later, Thomas could touch him - that's because until the Feast of First Fruits, he had not yet risen to heaven and became "born-again." Some think that First Fruits is resurrection day-- IT IS NOT!
Spiritual Implications of the Feast of First Fruits:
The sheaf or bunch of barley typifies a person or persons in the scriptures (Gen 37:5-11). When Jesus returns to rule over all the Earth as King he will bring with Him His sheaves (CHRISTIANS). The believers are the fruits that were produced from the seed. His own death and resurrection (Psa 126; Jer 31:9-14; Joe 3:11-13; Zec 14:3-5; Mat 13:37-39; Mar 4:26-29; Jude 14; Rev 1:7). This HOLY DAY is another Festival called First Fruits- It's called PENTECOST- 50 days from TODAY!!!!! Today STARTS THE COUNTDOWN TO PENTECOST as JESUS on the first FIRST FRUITS began the countdown to His return!
So believers who follow Him and His plan will become First Fruit of the seed He has sown (Jam 1:17-18; 1 The 4:13-18).
12 Lord, when I bring my case to you,
you are always right.
But I want to ask you about the justice you give.
Why are evil people successful?
Why do dishonest people have such easy lives?
2 You have put the evil people here
like plants with strong roots.
They grow and produce fruit.
With their mouths they speak well of you,
but their hearts are really far away from you.
3 But you know my heart, Lord.
You see me and test my thoughts about you.
Drag the evil people away like sheep to be butchered.
Set them aside for the day of killing.
4 How much longer will the land stay dried up
and the grass in every field be dead?
The animals and birds in the land have died,
because the people are evil.
Yes, they are even saying,
“God does not see what happens to us.”
Why do you tolerate wrongdoing?
Destruction and violence are before me;
there is strife, and conflict abounds.
4 Therefore the law is paralyzed,
and justice never prevails.
The wicked hem in the righteous,
so that justice is perverted.
By Bob Barney
It's not just you, even some of the greatest people who ever lived; men who spoke for and with God often wondered why God allowed things to go one the way they are. I wonder the same thing. I think, if God wanted the world to know about the plain truth about God's plans for the future, then the LORD would shower our cause with readers and big money. Billionaires would wake up some morning, miraculously see God's plan and send millions of dollars to those trying to get the word out. That may happen someday, but according to Jesus, it probably will not. Again in the Minor Prophets of the Old Testament,the prophet named Habakkuk complains to God in the same way.
Moses with the tablets of the Ten Commandments, painting by Rembrandt (1659) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Bob Barney
Christ warned us to be aware of false religion, customs and laws. These warnings have basically fell on deaf years but the most important "sign" that we can look for, as to the coming of Jesus again back to this world is the spread of false religion and religious practices that are contrary to God. Over the years, God's Law (THE TEN COMMANDMENTS) has been replaced by man's law. Our theologians call it "saved by grace" when truly nothing of the sort is biblically true.
Christmas, Easter, Sunday worship actually pre-date the earthly ministry of Jesus! Yes you read that correctly, these holidays have nothing to do with Christ and were being followed long before GOD became a man and walked among us. Even in the garden of Eden, the very first religious lie promulgated was the "immortal soul" doctrine. To this day, we believe the devil and that "we shall not die, but be like God" and live forever as some spirit in heaven or hell. That is Satan's lie and almost every false religion has adopted it.
In Jesus' time, the Jewish nation, after years of captivity, began to adopt Babylonian ways. They took on the Babylonian calendar and "lost" God's true perfect one, and at the same time began the truly pagan observance of "evening days." This simply means that, like the Babylonians, they began to start their day at sunset rather than sunrise. Like everything else, the theologians of the day twisted a few scriptures which may imply evening days and ignored hundreds of scriptures that proved that God's day starts in the morning. Most Sabbath keeping churches to this day follow this pagan start of the day and continue the practice of those lawless religious leaders that killed Christ! The same ones he declared at his arrest were those who worshipped the DARKNESS, when evil reigns! Yes, the nighttime is darkness, and God IS NEVER in darkness. We read in Revelation that when Christ returns to Jerusalem, that where He is will always be in light! There will be no nighttime in the Holy City! Yes, it's in the same Bible that we all read. Revelation 21:23 "And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb [is] the light thereof."
In the very first chapter of the Bible we read "And God said, Let there be light: and there was light."
When did this happen, in the evening time? Is there light at night? Read on..."And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day. " So called the light DAY! So when GOD said "Let there be light" it became day! It was dawn!
By Robert R Barney
Just that you know, because most don't, tonight is the Passover in God's Calendar. Tonight will be the Passover meal, followed by seven days of unleavened bread. Tomorrow will be the "HIGH DAY" starting at dawn. The Bible clearly points that "Christ is our Passover" and that we are to "keep the feast" (Blue Letter Bible it folks, you will find it!). Unfortunately, most Passover following Christians churches MISTAKENLY follow the Jewish calendar and have the wrong date of Passover and every other one of God's Holidays. Now you know the real date!
The reference below is a good read on Christians and Passover, but they too follow the wrong date.
For a Real Scholarly Article on the real Calendar date:CLICK HERE WARNING BORING!! But good...
Editor's Note: In a nutshell, the real Calendar given to Moses was SOLAR based on fixing the new year on the spring equinox. Moses was raised as an Egyptian, which also followed the SOLAR and not a Lunar-Solar Year. The Hebrew Calendar given to Moses by God was the same as the Egyptian, but starting with a different month. The year started on the spring equinox (March 20-21) instead of the summer solstice (The Egyptian new year about June 21). The Bible shows beyond any shadow of a doubt that God's calendar only has 12--- 30-day months (that's only 360 days, the true year BEFORE the Flood of Noah) and that 5 1/4 days of each year are simply NOT COUNTED!
Yet another source adopting our postion that Jesus was following the TRUE SOLAR Calendar, and NOT the pagan Babylon one! See my article: The Jewish Calendar IS NOT God's calendar
Although Christians typically mark Maundy Thursday as the day of the Last Supper, it may have occurred a day earlier. While Matthew, Mark and Luke all say the Last Supper coincided with the start of the Jewish festival of Passover, John claims it took place before Passover.
According to one theory, Jesus went by an old-fashioned Jewish calendar rather than the official lunar calendar.
Christians have long celebrated Jesus Christ's Last Supper on Maundy Thursday but new research released Monday claims to show it took place on the Wednesday before the crucifixion. MORE>>>>>>>>>>>
By Bob Barney -The Plain Truth
I know this may come to a surprise to many, but Christ observed the Saturday Sabbath, never observed Sunday worship, and even claimed to be the LORD (He is the Old Testament LORD Yahweh) of the Sabbath! It may surprise others when they read for themselves that the Sabbath is for God's people, even until the time of the end! Read it for yourselves in Matthew 24. Jesus is giving the signs of His return, and notice these words: “Pray that your flight will not take place in winter or on the Sabbath...” (Mathew 24:20) What is this? We are to pray that we don't have to flee on the Sabbath day? I thought the Sabbath was for Jews! And by the way, since the Law forbid work on the Sabbath, Christ is implying here that we have to pray that it doesn't happen on a Sabbath Day because we are not to flee (work) on that day! Something to consider.....
The following are the only passages I find concerning Sunday in the New Testament:
1) Matthew 28: 1: "In the end of the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week." Here two different days are mentioned. One is "the Sabbath," and the other is "the first day of the week," or Sunday, which followed the Sabbath. Note here that Jesus was already GONE before the Sabbath started... And unlike what most Sabbatarians believe, the Sabbath did not start until dawn! (Not in the evening) See my article on when God's days begin.
2) Mark 16:1.2: "When the Sabbath was past ... very early in the morning the first day of the week." More proof that the Sunday started in the morning with the sunlight.
3) Mark 16:9: "Jesus was risen early the first day of the week." Sunday is simply called "the first day of the week." The "week" began in Genesis. God made the world in six days, then He "rested on the seventh day ... blessed the seventh day and sanctified it." Genesis 2:2, 3. God ordained "the seventh day" as His Holy Day, not "the first day of the week. Also note that God did not say He made the Sabbath for the Jews.. He made it for all mankind! Also, note here that some argue that Jesus rose on Sunday because of this statement. However the translation is easily also rendered (as some do) “Early on the first day of the week, after He arose, He appeared first to Mary Magdalene, from whom He had driven out seven demons.” Read John 20:1 for absolute proof of this!
4) Luke 24: 1: The women went to the tomb on "the first day of the week" after "they rested the Sabbath day according to the commandment." Luke 23:56. This verse is enlightening. These were Christian women who loved Jesus. They kept the Sabbath afterthe cross. Luke was a Gentile who wrote this about 28 years after the resurrection. Again, as Luke states, the Sabbath was still there, and these Christian women were keeping it "according to the commandment" found in Exodus 20:8-11. These verses prove that the Sabbath continues after the cross, and that the Sabbath is not Sunday.
5) John 20:1: Mary came to the tomb on "the first day of the week."
6) John 20:19: On the first day of the week" (late Sunday afternoon), the disciples "were assembled" behind shut doors. Why? "For fear of the Jews." This was not a worship service.
7) 1 Corinthians 16:2: "Concerning the collection for the saints" (vs. 1). The context and other Scriptures reveal that Paul was raising a "collection" for needy believers in "Jerusalem" (vs. 3) during a time of famine. See Acts 11:27-30; Romans 15:25, 26. Notice carefully: On "the first day of the week" (Sunday), "let every one" "lay by him at home" "in storage", a certain amount. The words, "by him in storage," reveal that this was to be done by the believers intheir homes. Paul said nothing here about a church service here.
Acts 20:6-13: This passage is often misused to support Sunday observance, but it doesn’t. This was Paul's last meeting with a small group of believers in "Troas" (verse 6). The meeting took place at night (20:7, 8) on the "first day of the week." They met on Sunday night. Big deal, most Christians today meet during the week. There are many Wednesday night services today. Does this imply that they recognize Wednesday as a replacement for Sunday? Absolutely not! One can meet any day, in fact should meet everyday to study Christ's words!
One final proof of the Sabbath: Let's look thru the New Testament to find WHICH DAY Paul kept, and taught Gentile converts to keep. Notice which dayPaul and Barnabus used for preaching to Gentiles: It's in ACTS:
Acts 13: 13 From Paphos, Paul and his companions sailed to Perga in Pamphylia, where John left them to return to Jerusalem. 14 From Perga they went on to Pisidian Antioch. On the Sabbath they entered the synagogue and sat down. 15 After the reading from the Law and the Prophets, the leaders of the synagogue sent word to them, saying, “Brothers, if you have a word of exhortation for the people, please speak.” Then in verse42-44 “As Paul and Barnabas were leaving the synagogue, the people invited them to speak further about these things on the next Sabbath. 43 When the congregation was dismissed, many of the Jews and devout converts to Judaism followed Paul and Barnabas, who talked with them and urged them to continue in the grace of God.
Get that? When Paul stopped preaching on that Sabbath, Gentiles asked him to continue to preach TO THEM! What did Paul say, “well tomorrow is Sunday, we can meet in church to continue.” No- he had them wait UNTIL THE NEXT Sabbath! Try as you might, The Sabbath is for Christians. It was not changed by Christ, or the early church to Sunday; rather it was changed by the Pope some 300 years later!
Here is a brief outline what CHURCHES BELIEVE – but never tell you:
"The current notion that Christ and His apo tles authoritatively substituted the first day for the seventh, is absolutely without authority in the New Testament." Dr. Lyman Abbott, Christian Union, Jan. 19, 1882.
"They [the Catholics] allege the Sabbath changed into Sunday, the Lord's day, contrary to the decalogue, as it appears, neither is there any example more boasted of than the changing of the Sabbath day. Great, they say, is the power and authority of the church, since it dispensed with one of the Ten Commandments." Authored by Philipp Melanchthon with approval byMartin Luther, Augsburg Confession of Faith, Art. 28, Par. 9.
Moody Bible Institute: "The Sabbath was binding in Eden, and it has been in force ever since. The fourth commandment begins with the word 'remember,' showing that the Sabbath already existed when God wrote the law on the tables of stone at Sinai. How can men claim that this one commandment has been done away when they will admit that the other nine are still binding?" Dwight L. Moody, Weighed and Wanting, p. 47
"When Christ was on earth He did nothing to set it [the Sabbath] aside; He freed it from the traces under which the scribes and Pharisees had put it, and gave it its true place. 'The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath.' It is just as practicable and as necessary for men today as it ever was - in fact, more than ever, because we live in such an intense age." ibid., p. 46.
"And where are we told in the Scriptures that we are to keep the first day at all? We are commanded to keep the seventh; but we are commanded to keep the first." Church of England Isaac Williams, "Plain Sermons on the Catechism," pp. 334, 336.
"There was and is a commandment to keep holy the Sabbath day, but that Sabbath day was not Sunday... It will be said, however, and with some show of triumph, that the Sabbath was transferred from the seventh to the first day of the week... Where can the record of such a transaction be found? Not in the New Testament - absolutely not. There is no scriptural evidence of the change of the Sabbath institution from the seventh to the first day of the week...’To me it seems unaccountable that Jesus, during three years intercourse with His disciples, often conversing with them upon the Sabbath question, never alluded to any transference of the day; also, that during forty days of His resurrection life, no such thing was intimated...’Of course, I quite well know that Sunday did come into use in early Christian history as a religious day, as we learn from the Christian Fathers and other sources. But what a pity that it comes branded with the mark of paganism, and christened with the name of the sun god, when adopted and sanctioned by papal apostasy, and bequeathed as a sacred legacy to Protestantism." Dr. Edward T. Hiscox, author of the Baptist Manual, in a paper read before a New York minister’s conference held Nov.13, 1893
It's about time we start obeying the words printed very clearly in our Bibles and STOP listening to the doctrines of man, tradition and the Devil!
A title card still from the April 4, 1968 edition of the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite, the evening of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Long before Brian Williams, America had another newscaster who everyone trusted, in spite of the fact the man was as much a liar and snake-in-the grass as Brian Williams! This is the story of America's Communist news anchor: Walter!
It is wrong to speak ill of the dead. On the other hand, it is an insult to the intelligence of the American people to pretend that Walter Cronkite was the “voice of God” and “universally credible,” as Mara Liasson put it on Fox News Sunday. The terrible truth is that Walter Cronkite symbolized liberal media bias and used that bias with disastrous consequences for our nation and the world. His latest cause was world government and the destruction of American sovereignty.
We found out after his retirement that he was not only a liberal, which was evident from his broadcasts, but a one-worlder. In appearances before the World Federalist Association, which favors world government financed by global taxes, he called for the U.S. to renounce “some of its sovereignty” and pass a series of United Nations treaties-many of which are now being pushed in the Senate by President Barack Obama. Cronkite called for an “international Liberty Bell.”
He called for Senate ratification of the Treaty to Ban Land Mines, the Law of the Sea Treaty, the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, the Convention to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Most important, he said, we should sign and ratify the Treaty for a Permanent International Criminal Court, which would violate U.S. constitutional rights by enabling foreign judges to prosecute American citizens and imprison them in foreign jails. Cronkite was determined to use the U.N. and its treaties to inhibit the ability of the U.S. to act in its own national security interests.
By Bob Barney - The Plain Truth
“It's a fine line between the darkness and the dawn
They say in the darkest night, there's a light beyond”
Tragedies and sorrows abound. The tragedy in Newton Connecticut... sorrows in Aurora Colorado and places around the world we have never even heard of. What's it all mean, and how can anyone cope with the pressure of an evil world. One thing I have learned over the years is that people face tragedy differently. Some can't handle their sorrowful times, and just “tune out.” These people will not face reality no matter what the consequences. Others, jump into the face of tragedy and fight with everything they have to stay sane. Many turn to God, and others to “religion.” Often some go into a morbid period of denial. I can very well understand the parents of those 20 children slaughtered the other day fitting into one of the categories above. My hope is that they turn to God for help, but many may not. It is sad, but the world we live in is not God's world. The apostle Paul said that this world is ruled by the Devil and his demons masquerading as false ministers of Christ who pray on those in distress and lead many to despair. He says in 2 Corinthians 4:4 that, “Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don't believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don't understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.” Some have such a difficult time grasping the practical this concept- that this is not God's world, perhaps because we think of God as Creator and marvel at the staggering beauty of what God has made. In that sense it is His world. But the society is not. In 1 John 2:16, John writes, “For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the.” William Barclay in his commentary on this verse writes, "To John the world was nothing other than pagan society with its false values and its false gods" (p. 56).
In recent Top News stories, I have been posting articles concerning the possibility of a civil war coming to America. We have had actually two civil wars in our past. We had one with England, which resulted in the formation of the United States, and of course; we had the war between the states, which pitted the northern states against the southern states. However, the history of civil wars for our people is an ancient one. Most simply do not know who we are in history. Ironically the Chinese knows their history, so do the Arab nations and the Jews, but for America, we simply do not know anything about the identity of our nation in history. This may sound unbelievable but our citizens, educators, newspaper editors, newscasters, and leaders do not understand the real meaning of the world news they report, analyze and discuss. Heads of government are utterly unaware of the true importance of the world-shaking events with which they deal and will be dealing with soon. They have no conception of where these events are leading because they do not truly believe that the Bible's prophecies are real! If we claim to believe in God, and if we believe that God is the author of the Holy Bible, then we must accept His word and His predictions! One-third of the Bible is prophecy that HAS NOT YET occurred! If we claim to believe what God says, then we must believe God's prophecies! Winston Churchill declared before the United States Congress: “He must indeed have a blind soul which cannot see that some great purpose and design is being worked out here below of which we have the honor to be the faithful servants.” Are you going to be blind to this great purpose being worked out?
We were put on this Earth for a purpose! Yes, God Almighty has a purpose for you and every other member of creation. However, the human race has rejected the revelation and the guidance and has preferred to ignore what our God has told us. Believe it or not, the Bible is as current and relevant today as the day when it was first written. The fact is that it is even more relevant today because much of what was predicted by the prophets was meant for today and beyond and not for the time these men were living! The hard-to-pronounce nations mentioned in the pages of prophecy written so ,long ago still exist, and you can prove it to yourself! God has given us tools to understand His predictions for our world and has had uncanny accuracy that nobody could ever duplicate without divine influence.
God has rightly predicted:
Although we are sinners, we can come to God, free and easy – but there is something you must do! First we must know just who God is. The real God. We must understand that the word for God in English is incomplete. In Hebrew the word for God is Elohim. In Greek it is Theos. In German, Gud (God).... The ironic thing about this word elohim is that it doesn't only apply to the real God. Pagan gods are also rendered theos or elohim by God in the Bible. The human word (whether in Hebrew, Greek or English) is actually as pagan as the Devil himself, yet God uses these words not only express the GODHEAD (Jesus and the Father), but all phony gods as well. So when you read the word God in the Bible, one has to decide what God is being talked about- demons, angels or the Godhead. The translators made it easy for us by CAPTILAZING the “G” when the term applied to the real God.
So, according to the Bible the real God (Elohim) is really a Godhead comprising of two beings: Christ and the Father. The word Theos or Elohim is what is called a uni-plural word. This means it is a singular form of the word (not plural) BUT being made up of more than one! Church, school, Barney are uni-plural words. One church has many members. The Barney name is a family name of many people.
I'm sorry to the Trinitarians out there, but the Holy Spirit is not a third God. The Two that make up the Godhead composed of The Holy Spirit. Just as Male and Females (the human form of the Godhead – thus explains how we are made in the image of God) are composed of blood! This is why blood is sacred. It is the human symbol of the Holy Spirit!
The next thing we must understand is who among the Godhead is speaking. Just a quick reading of John chapter 1 clearly shows that the God who speaks, who created everything that exists is none other the Yahweh- the God who BECAME Jesus Christ! Jesus Himself plainly tells the people this in John 8. They ask him who he claimed to be. He said, before Abraham was, I AM! Now turn your Bible to Exodus Chapter 3
and read for yourself the chapter. Moses ask the voice calling to him from the burning bush, “who are you, what is your name.” The answer is shocking when read for the first time. The God who spoke from the bush gave Moses His personal name! Read it for yourself!
After understanding who God is, then what does God want? Believe it or not, what God wants isn't all that difficult! We make it difficult by allowing human ministers, so-called prophets and “holy men” to twist Christ's easy way to find Him – and your salvation....
By Robert R Barney
For years many religious experts and ministers have taught that the plagues described in the Bible (Matthew 24 and the Book of Revelation) as already happening. However these experts have made a serious error concerning these prophecies. They are correct to say that we are living in the "end times" but honestly the first century Church and the epistles of the Bible tell us that! We have been living in the "end times" now for about 1900 years! Jesus, in his famous Olivet prophecy (Matthew 24) gave exact clues to help us pinpoint the times right before he returns to earth. Although he goes on to say that no man (including Jesus) would know the exact time, if we look for certain signs, we will have an idea about when these times are very close.
By Bob Barney - The Plain Truth
Are you aware that the rise of Alexander the Great was foretold in the Bible BEFORE Alexander was even born? This is not widely known, and the Hollywood movie made several years ago did not mention it, but the famous Jewish historian Josephus records that Alexander accompanied the priest of the Living God to the Temple into Jerusalem, where he "offered sacrifice to God, according to the high priest's direction, and magnificently treated both the high priest and the priests." Josephus lived in the first century AD and his history of the Jewish people are read to this day.
We are often told that the Old Testament prophecies are mainly "fairy tales" that never really were fulfilled. They were actually written after the events happened and then written down after the fact, claiming to be written at an earlier time. This is a total lie propagated by historians in an attempt to make the Bible an error filled uninspired book of men.
These historians know that Alexander the Great conquered Egypt, Syria, Palestine, and the known world of his day. Josephus says that he was told about Daniel, and the fact that his reign was predicted some 200 years earlier by the great prophet, Daniel! Alexander was no doubt impressed! So impressed that he did not only visit the Temple in Jerusalem, but made a sacrifice to the God of Israel!
It's been 40 years ago this week. A guy named D.B. Cooper boarded a Northwest Airlines 727 and became a part of history. I remember this event well, even as a high school student in Connecticut. I was fascinated over the years whether or not the man was killed, or made it. After watching a History Channel report on this event yesterday, I have become 95% convinced that Kenny Christiansen was D.B. Cooper. Here is the evidence:
United States Declaration of Independence (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Bob Barney- The Plain Truth.com
I have a simple question that I hope that one day we would force every single law maker, government executive and judge to answer in writing. I think that it should be required every year in order for these persons to hold public office. I would want them IN THEIR OWN WORDS state why the American Colonists declared war on their own government. I would require these officials to state openly and publicly:
What were the direct causes of the war
Was their action of taking arms against their own government justified, or where they actually criminals that should have been arrested and imprisoned or executed for treason. And if the latter is the opinion of the official's writing the response, should we nullify the Declaration of Independence and declare the United States as a criminal government.
If, as I expect, virtually no one takes this position, that the USA is an illegal criminal government, then they should have to address the items in the Declaration as how they apply today to the laws that they are passing and why Americans would not have the right to take arms against them! After all, those colonialist who signed the Declaration, declared it LAWFUL TO KILL THEIR OWN COUNTRYMEN in what was actually our first Civil War!
What will it take for it to be legal for AMERICANS TO TAKE ARMS against their own Government?
REPUBLISHED FROM 2009!
Today's holiday known as Halloween has its origins in the ancient Celtic festival known as Samhain. The festival of Samhain is a celebration of the end of the harvest season in Gaelic culture, and is sometimes regarded as the "Celtic New Year". Traditionally, the celebration was a time used by the ancient Celtic pagans to take inventory of supplies and slaughter livestock for winter stores. The ancient Gaels believed that on October 31, now known as Halloween, the boundary between the alive and the deceased dissolved, and the dead become dangerous for the living by causing problems such as sickness or damaged crops. The festivals would frequently involve bonfires, into which bones of slaughtered livestock were thrown. Costumes and masks were also worn at the festivals in an attempt to mimic the evil spirits or placate them. In pagan times often humans were burned in these bonfires along with cattle and other animals.
In the 1950's and 60's the day was mostly a children's fun day but over the past thirty years, Halloween has become a holiday that is not just for kids any more. Halloween has fast become the party holiday of adults and parents. It ranks number two behind Christmas in decorations and annual sales within the United States.
The term Halloween is shortened from All Hallows' Even (both "even" and "eve" are abbreviations of "evening", but "Halloween" gets its "n" from "even") as it is the eve of "All Hallows' Day",which is now also known as All Saints' Day. It was a day of religious festivities in various northern European Pagan traditions, until Popes Gregory III and Gregory IV moved the old Christian feast of All Saints' Day from May 13 (which had itself been the date of a pagan holiday, the Feast of the Lemures) to 1st November. In the ninth century, the Church measured the day as starting at sunset, in accordance with the Florentine calendar. Although All Saints' Day are now considered to occur one day after Halloween, the two holidays were, at that time, celebrated on the same day. Liturgically, the Church traditionally celebrated that day as the Vigil of All Saints, and, until 1970, a day of fasting as well. Like other vigils, it was celebrated on the previous day if it fell on a Sunday, although secular celebrations of the holiday remained on the 31st. The Vigil was suppressed in 1955, but was later restored in the post-Vatican II calendar. Therefore, you Protestants out there following the holiday, you are following yet another Catholic holy day that was adopted from paganism and nothing found in the Bible. The same applies to Sunday replacing the Sabbath, by the way. It was the Catholic church, hundreds of years after the first New Testament Pentecost that changed the Saturday Sabbath to Sunday. Catholics have every right to worship on Sunday's, non-Catholics do not!
Unlike other paganized 'Christian' holidays, Halloween has no scriptural basis whatsoever! None, zero, Nada! It is a totally pagan day from start to finish that God condemns us to follow! Satan, the devil who is the god of this world (2 Corinthians 4:4), who deceives the whole world (Revelation 12:9), is the author of all these days. Ironically, Satan wears the greatest costume of all, masquerading as an Angel of light (2 Corinthians 11:13-15). Jeremiah 10:2 (King James Version) "Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them."
Scripture also records God’s command: "When you come into the land which the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominations of those nations. There shall not be found among you anyone… who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. For all who do these things are an abomination to the Lord" (Deuteronomy 18:9–14). The Bible clearly forbids dabbling in witchcraft and the occult and idolatry, but the Israelites ignored these instructions. Israel incurred God’s wrath because its people "practiced witchcraft and soothsaying, and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of the Lord, to provoke Him to anger" (2 Kings 17:17).
America, it is time to wake up. We cannot continue to disobey God and enjoy peace and freedom and prosperity. If we are true to obey God, God will be true to forgive our sins and to bless us before the world! Start reading your Bible! Learn what it is that your God wants you to know. The God who created you wants you to be their friends! Both the Father and the Son are God (John 1) and have invited us into their family!
Someone once asked me, "Bob how can you say in one breath that God has little to do with this world, yet then say that the USA is one of the lost nations of Israel? In addition, that if we do not obey God, our nation will be destroyed by him? Which scenario is it: Is God involved or is this Satan’s world?"
I am quite sure that many have asked themselves the same question and let me assure you that there is an easy answer! God was totally involved in our world in the days of Adam and Eve. He (The God of Adam was the member of the Godhead who became Jesus Christ. The term LORD in the Old Testament almost always refers to Jesus' title before he became a man. Just read the first Chapter of the Gospel of John for proof) personally walked with Adam and Eve, talked with them and instructed them how to live in a godly manner, which if they had listened, they would and have lived forever. Jesus had every intention to be involved in our lives from the start, just as any human parent would want to do with their children.
Then, according to scripture, sin entered the world through Adam and Eve’s disobedience to God. There is only one biblical definition of sin. It simply is: "Sin is the transgression of the Law." (1 John 3:4) Without the Law, sin isn't possible! (Romans 3:20 and Romans 7:7). Paul says, “What shall we say then? Is the Law sin? Certainly not! On the contrary, I would not have known sin except through the law. For I would not have known covetousness unless the law had said, “You shall not covet.” When Adam and Eve broke God’s Laws, they sinned. The Bible also gives us another term: "The wages (or penalty) of sin is death." ( Rom 6:23) Wages are what we earn for our hard work. In this case, our hard work of sinning earns us the sum equaling DEATH! That's the minimum wage I want to stay far away from! Breaking the laws of God, brings death! Therefore, Adam’s sin brought death to not only himself, but to all born from his seed.
English: President George W. Bush and President-elect Barack Obama meet in the Oval Office of the White House Monday, November 10, 2008. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
For many people it started with Hurricane Katrina and the destruction of New Orleans and the awful aftermath. For those who live in the inner city they've experience this feeling for over 30 years now. However most of us have only recently experienced what I am going to talk about.
Many think it started with Obama, and the Democrats. It did start with the Liberal Democrats I agree, but has gone all over the face of Americanism today.
Many of you who follow my writings on The Plain Truth often see that I call stupid people products of EOE. I've had a few write me or ask me what do I mean by that. EOE stands for equal opportunity employment, and it goes to the liberal idea that we are to give people jobs because of their my Minority status and not because of their skill.
To be honest this did not start with Barack Obama, it started long ago with the PC environment of giving people jobs they did not deserve and then promoting those people up the chain of command. Anyone who has worked for big business or big government in the last 20 or so years has seen this as an everyday part of their life. That is following orders from absolute morons who don't have a clue of what they are doing.