and is idolized by Hillary Clinton and other Radicals of today.
We like our readers to be informed and educated. This is why we often run the "Why we do what we do series" to show the Plain Truth behind some of the things that we do, like our expose on the real meaning of Easter, or Halloween or even seemingly innocent things like St Valentines day. Today we are looking at EARTH DAY. To most, the day represents the celebration of earth, an our efforts to keep it clean and green. Most educated people understand that it was started back in the liberal early 70's, but most do not understand that what you are really celebrating today is COMMUNISM! You see, liberalism is COMMUNISM, and dogmas of Evolution, Global Warming and yes, even Earth Day is just merely a disguised orgy with communism....... Read the story
The Plain Truth has predicted that Japan is going to re-arm, which will not be good for world peace in the long run. The Bible predicts that as America (the real Israel of the Bible) is going to lose her strength and power and new super powers are going to arise, namely Europe and a Muslim King of the South. China and Japan will also be prominent ...
A senior Japanese politician has called for Japan to discuss allowing nuclear weapons within its pacifist constitution.
Shoichi Nakagawa, former finance minister, suggested that Japan should examine the possibility of defending itself from potential attacks from North Korea by obtaining nuclear weapons.
Editor's note: The Plain Truth strives to give our readers stories, written in main stream news sources concerning Biblical themes. Many may not realize this, but there are countless stories that many early Christians, including Mary, the mother of Jesus lived in the British isles. These are not figments of our imagination, but you should wonder why these views have been swept from our education!
Little is written in the Christian gospels about Joseph of Arimathea, a rich Jewish merchant who provided the prepared tomb for Jesus. But the apocrypha (gospels and other writings not included in the Bible as Christians know it today, but written at the same time as that which is included) and tradition suggest he was far more important to Jesus in both life and death than most people imagine.
In addition, tradition also suggests that Joseph of Arimathea was instrumental in establishing the followers of Christ in England, and may, indeed, have introduced the young Jesus to druidic mystical writings on a visit to Cornwall when Jesus was a boy. (Druidic magical beliefs are usually attributed to Ireland, but England had them as well.) If it seems difficult to credit, consider this: Although tradition says Jesus was a lowly carpenter’s son, Joseph (father of Jesus) was of the royal House of David, which was not impoverished and did raise its sons to be as well educated as possible.
While moderns think of each area of the ancient world as cut off from the others, that is not true. Trade was vigorous all around the Mediterranean, and along the Atlantic cost of Europe as far as Britain, at least. The Milesians, who settled in Ireland, sailed from the coast of Spain, having settled there after leaving central Turkey. So, commerce and doubtless intellectual discourse was certainly a feature of ancient life moderns forget about. Joseph of Arimathea is thought to have gained his wealth in the metals trade. As it happens, Cornwall, on the southwestern coast of England, has been a rich source of tin, lead and some silver for millennia. So it is not inconceivable that, as Carl McColman points out in his Complete Idiot’s Guide to Celtic Wisdom, Joseph of Arimathea took Jesus with him on a trip so the boy might study with great minds. This concept is also accepted as a possibility by Britannia, a venerable (as Internet goes) travel site for England.
Whether that is true or not, it is much more firmly grounded in tradition--even in the Church of England--that Joseph did round Land’s End, Cornwall, in 63 C.E. (although some say it was sooner after Jesus’ death, in 37 C.E.) and end up at Glastonbury, which corresponds to the Avalon of Arthurian legend. Supposedly, he had with him the chalice from the Last Supper, which was supposed to have been placed in the ground there, from whence a well sprang. He is supposed to have jammed his staff into the ground, bringing forth an oriental thorn bush.
What Is Faith?
From the booklet What Is Faith? by Herbert W. Armstrong 1952
The whole world is now shaking with convulsions, preparatory to a tremendous event. This present world breakdown, with world economic collapse, social unrest, religious confusion, is merely the warning signal that the end of the present civilization is here. The Second Coming of Christ to establish a new order of world peace on Earth is near—much nearer than people think!
Any Faith Today?
And speaking of His own second appearance on Earth, Jesus Himself asked, prophetically:
“When the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?”
When Jesus uttered those words He was looking into the future—into our very present generation which He clearly foresaw. And, foreseeing the almost total absence of faith in our time, He asked this question!
Certainly the world has almost lost sight of real faith. No wonder so few have any—no wonder so many say, “My faith isn’t very strong”—or, “I just can’t seem to work up the faith.” People today do not know what faith is, or why they do not possess it. Yet without faith none can even be saved!
Fox News has celebrated the Taxpayer Tea Party rallies and MSNBC has
denigrated them, the impetus of the movement – CNBC and specifically
Rick Santelli, its inspiration – had been conspicuously quiet about it. But
on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” April 15, co-host Joe Kernen asked Santelli what
he thought of being a “cultural phenomenon.” That was the same show
Santelli famously called out President Barack Obama for the unfairness of his housing bailout proposal on Feb. 19. “A
lot of articles about these tea parties,” Kernen said. “They all have
your name in them, like you caused it. Are you actually attending any
or are you just sort of got the idea going initially? What do you
think? I mean, you’re like a cultural phenomenon at this point.”
While Fox News has celebrated the Taxpayer Tea Party rallies and MSNBC has denigrated them, the impetus of the movement – CNBC and specifically Rick Santelli, its inspiration – had been conspicuously quiet about it.
But on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” April 15, co-host Joe Kernen asked Santelli what he thought of being a “cultural phenomenon.” That was the same show Santelli famously called out President Barack Obama for the unfairness of his housing bailout proposal on Feb. 19.
“A lot of articles about these tea parties,” Kernen said. “They all have your name in them, like you caused it. Are you actually attending any or are you just sort of got the idea going initially? What do you think? I mean, you’re like a cultural phenomenon at this point.”
Forward: Guest commentary by David J. Meyer and is an excellent piece on the historical background of Easter. If you truly care what God thinks and not your customs, give this a read and do an exhaustive web search on this subject! Become informed and change your behavior to what God wants you to do. Remember, Jesus said the entire world is deceived and that includes Christians!
The holiday often involves a church service at sunrise, a feast which includes an "Easter Ham", decorated eggs and stories about rabbits.
Those who love truth learn to ask questions, and many questions must be asked regarding the holiday of Easter.
Let's go back to 1982, in many ways the bleakest year since the Depression. The economy had emerged severely damaged by the stagflation of the 1970s. Americans' confidence, both in government and in the economy, had reached a low ebb in 1980. Many felt our best years lay behind us.
On the nations' campuses and even in some of its boardrooms, people were talking about capitalism as a failed system.
Some advocated a "third way" between socialism and capitalism, as in Europe, which would include heavy doses of government intervention in markets to bring them back to life. Still others took up the call in E.F. Schumacher's best-seller, "Small Is Beautiful," to downsize expectations. Live frugally, they said. Inhabit small houses. Drive small cars. Don't use oil. Rein in your ambitions.
One man didn't agree with this: President Ronald Reagan, elected in 1980 amid a wave of voter disgust at his predecessor's failures. Read More...........
By Bob Barney with story line written by Jill Frischmann
Mark Johnson, in only his second race in the Klingspor/RaceRap.Com Super Truck drove on to his first victory of the year in the Johnny James owned and prepared race track. In his first outing, Johnson finished an impressive second. Mark, won the pole, but on the fits lap the #68 of Michael Cooper shot passed Johnson to take the first spot in the 35-lap event. For the second week the Bad Boy Mower Super Trucks lived up to their name and put on what many said was the most exiting race in recent memory at the famed Hickory Motor Speedway. Johnson said, "It was the most exiting race I have ever raced in, and I'm not exaggerating one bit!"
Johnson stayed on the bumper of Cooper for the first portion of the race, until lap 14 when the two were heading out of turn four when Johnson ducked under Cooper to regain the top spot. The #69 of Trevor Hignutt spent the first 25 laps ridding around, then with ten to go Hignutt began to make his move on Johnson and Cooper. With the help of lap traffic Hignutt was able to sail past Cooper for second. With three laps remaining, Hignutt squeezed his way into the top spot, but Johnson wasn’t going to let the position go that easily as he jumped back out to the front.
With their racing budgets deemed “unnecessary expenditures,” GM and Chrysler are ordered to cease racing operations at the end of the season.
In a move sure to spark outrage, the White House announced today that GM and Chrysler must cease participation in NASCAR at the end of the 2009 season if they hope to receive any additional financial aid from the government. Companies around the globe—Honda and Audi, to name two—have drawn down racing operations, and NASCAR itself has already felt the pinch in the form of reduced team spending. A complete withdrawal from America’s premier racing series is expected to save more than $250 million between GM and Chrysler, a substantial amount considering the drastic measures being implemented elsewhere.