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Why America is Special

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  Blessed_2 Someone once asked me, "Bob how can you say in one breath that God has little to nothing to do with this world, yet then say that the USA 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, God involved or 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 (One of the divine Godhead that became Jesus) personally walked with them, talked with them and instructed them how to live in a godly lifestyle and have life forever. God had every intention to be involved in our lives from the start, just as any human parent has those same plans with their children.

Then sin entered the world through Adam and Eve’s disobedience of God’s Laws. Remember there is only one biblical definition of sin. "Sin is the transgression of the law." (1 John 3:4) Without the law, one cannot sin! (Romans 3:20 and Romans 7:7) 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) Therefore breaking the laws of God, brings death! Therefore, Adam’s sin brought death to mankind.

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Glenn Beck Now Says that USA is Lost Israel

Restoring Honor rally Washington, D.C.Restoring Honor rally Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Plain Truth has informed its readers for years that the United States of America, England, Denmark and many of the Northern European nations are remnants from the "lost" ten tribes of Israel. Here is a list of some of our articles on the subject:

Now Glenn Beck has come over to believe the same thing. In a story by Joe Kovacs, author of Shocked by the Bible (available in our bookstore),

Radio and television host Glenn Beck is now going public with his belief the United States is among the famous “Lost 10 Tribes of Israel,” and America today is suffering calamaties just as ancient Israel did due to its disobedience to the laws of God.

Echoing the conclusions of some experts who have delved deeply into what’s known as the theory of “Anglo-Israelism” or “British-Israelism,” Beck took viewers of his TV show into a biblical history lesson dating back to the time after King David of the Old Testament, when the once united kingdom of Israel became divided.

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Pope's secretary: God didn't tell Benedict to quit

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The personal secretary for former Pope Benedict XVI now says a recent news report that the pontiff had a “mystical experience” in which God instructed him to resign is simply nonsense.

“There is nothing true in that story,” Archbishop Georg Gaenswein told the Italian TV channel Canale 5.

He said the original report by the Catholic news agency Zenit was “made up from alpha to omega.”

Archbishop Georg Gaenswein interviewed by Italy's Canale 5 television.

The Zenit report Aug. 19 claiming Benedict had a “mystical experience,” with God personally instructing him to step down.

“God told me to do it,” the 86-year-old ex-pontiff reportedly told a friend, according to Zenit, breaking his silence for the first time since becoming the first pope to leave office in 600 years.

The report claimed Benedict indicated God had implanted in his heart the “absolute desire” to resign and to devote himself to a life of prayer and reflection, though he admitted he didn’t personally see the Creator of the universe.

“It was not because of any type of apparition or phenomenon of that sort,” he reportedly said, but a months-long “mystical experience” during what he called “a direct rapport with the Lord.”

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The conversation with the unnamed confidante was said to have taken place in the Mater Ecclesiae, the former convent inside Vatican walls which has been converted into a retirement home featuring views across Rome to the Apennine mountains.

In the last six months, Benedict, the former Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany, has received few visitors at his secluded house.

“During these meetings, the ex-pontiff does not comment, does not reveal secrets, does not make statements that could be understood as ‘the words of the other pope,’ but is as reserved as he has always been,” Zenit said.

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This 1,600-Year-Old Goblet Shows that the Romans Were Nanotechnology Pioneers

  • By Zeeya Merali
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The Romans may have first come across the colorful potential of nanoparticles by accident but they seem to have perfected it.
The Romans may have first come across the colorful potential of nanoparticles by accident, but they seem to have perfected it. (The Trustees of the British Museum / Art Resource, NY)

The colorful secret of a 1,600-year-old Roman chalice at the British Museum is the key to a super­sensitive new technology that might help diagnose human disease or pinpoint biohazards at security checkpoints.

The glass chalice, known as the Lycurgus Cup because it bears a scene involving King Lycurgus of Thrace, appears jade green when lit from the front but blood-red when lit from behind—a property that puzzled scientists for decades after the museum acquired the cup in the 1950s. The mystery wasn’t solved until 1990, when researchers in England scrutinized broken fragments under a microscope and discovered that the Roman artisans were nanotechnology pioneers: They’d impregnated the glass with particles of silver and gold, ground down until they were as small as 50 nanometers in diameter, less than one-thousandth the size of a grain of table salt. The exact mixture of the precious metals suggests the Romans knew what they were doing—“an amazing feat,” says one of the researchers, archaeologist Ian Freestone of University College London.

The ancient nanotech works something like this: When hit with light, electrons belonging to the metal flecks vibrate in ways that alter the color depending on the observer’s position. Gang Logan Liu, an engineer at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, who has long focused on using nanotechnology to diagnose disease, and his colleagues realized that this effect offered untapped potential. “The Romans knew how to make and use nanoparticles for beautiful art,” Liu says. “We wanted to see if this could have scientific applications.”


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All data stored on cloud computing services can be accessed by US government without a warrant

 

 
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Madison Ruppert, Contributor
Activist Post

According to reports, all personal information stored on major cloud computing services can be spied on by US agencies without users’ knowledge or even a search warrant.

This is all reportedly being done under the recently reauthorized Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) and has led British Members of Parliament to call on the British government to not only end the use of cloud computing but also stop sharing intelligence services with the U.S, according to the Independent.

It’s worth pointing out that the US government has admitted breaching the Fourth Amendment under FISA while maintaining an absurd level of secrecy around the Act. Given the massive expansion of the Pentagon’s cyberwarfare forces and the exponential rise in surveillance overall, people around the world have a quite legitimate reason to be concerned.

As New Zealand’s IOL points out, under FISA “all documents uploaded on to cloud systems based in the US or falling under Washington’s jurisdiction can be accessed and analyzed without a warrant by American security agencies.”

Apparently, US agencies have been able to access private data stored on the cloud since 2008 while no one had any clue it was going on.
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Pope electors told of 'Smoke of Satan' in Vatican

This should come as no surprise for those who understand just exactly what the Catholic Church represents.

It’s a matter so dark and serious it has only been whispered about behind closed doors in Vatican circles by courageous priests such as the late John F. O’Connor, Alfred Kunz and the late Malachi Martin.

But now, thanks to the release by the Holy See of an official bulletin titled “Acta Apostolicae Sedis,” it has been confirmed that the papal conclave that elected Pope Francis March 13 heard a message, immediately before the voting, from a senior cardinal dealing directly with the threat of “The Smoke of Satan” descending on the Vatican itself.

The meditation about “that which Christ wants from his Church” was delivered by Maltese Prosper Grech, an 87-year-old Augustinian who could not participate in the vote. After his meditation, reports the Catholic online newsletter Chiesa, he left the Sistine Chapel.

He prefaced his remarks by saying: “I have no intention of making the identikit of the new pope, and much less of presenting a plan of action for the future pontiff. This very delicate task belongs to the Holy Spirit, who in recent decades has gifted us with a series of excellent holy pontiffs. My intention is that of drawing from Scripture some reflections to help us understand what Christ wants from his Church.”   Read the rest and watch the video on WND HERE

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What the Bible Says About Money (Shocking)

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Most people know Sean Hyman from his regular appearances on Fox Business, CNBC, and Bloomberg Television, but what they don’t know is that Sean is a former pastor, and that his secret to investing is woven within the Bible.

Perhaps that can explain why, despite his uncanny ability to predict precise moves in the stock market, Sean is often laughed at for his unique stance on investing.

For example . . . a few months ago Sean appeared on Bloomberg Television. At that time, Best Buy (BBY) was dropping to all-time lows of $16 a share. Sean predicted the stock could go down to $11 a share, and would then quickly rebound to $25 per share, and after that would rally to $40 per share over the next year.

Another commentator on the show actually mocked Sean for his stance, saying “$40 on Best Buy? If that’s the case Apple (AAPL) is going to $1,500. That’s the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard!” (Editor’s Note: At the time, Apple was trading at $650 per share).

Within a few weeks, Sean would receive the last laugh.

Best Buy dropped down to $11.20 a share and has since rebounded to $30 a share, continuing its path to $40 . . . exactly as Sean predicted. (Ironically, Apple has dropped down to about $400 per share).

During a recent private dinner with Sean, once he’d blessed the food, I wasted no time asking him what his secret is for investing so successfully.

I expected Sean to say that it was his years of experience at Charles Schwab or perhaps one of the complicated algorithms he uses for timing the stock market.

So when Sean responded that his secret to investing was the Bible, I was thoroughly shocked.

Yes, I knew Sean was a Christian (anyone who spends more than 1 minute with him will pick that up!). However, people usually keep their faith separate from things like . . . investing.

But not Sean.

For Sean, the Bible is his FOUNDATION for investing.

He explained to me how there is actually a “Biblical Money Code” woven into Scripture.

Sean says it is this Biblical Money Code that took him from making a mere $15,000 a year to now giving away up to $50,000 a year. Sean also credits this code with helping him turn his father’s $40,000 retirement account into $396,000.

Certain investment titans, Sean says, such as Warren Buffett and John Templeton, have already used this code to amass billions.

What Sean had to say impressed me so much that I asked him to put a presentation together that reveals how anyone could use this “Biblical Money Code.” (Click here to watch it now)

I’ve personally watched this presentation several times and it is already spreading virally.

During the video, Sean uses the teachings of King Solomon, Jesus of Nazareth, and the Apostle Paul to show how anyone can get out of debt . . . make sound investments . . . and morally build substantial wealth.

Sean even reveals a “debilitating ‘financial sin’ that blinds many . . . and could be costing you up to 41% of your life savings at this very moment.” What’s so deceiving about this sin is how innocent and safe it appears at first.

And at the end, he finishes up with his “12-12-12 plan for investing.” This is a simple step-by-step plan to go from being a saver, to an investor, to a philanthropist.

Click Here to Watch Sean’s Presentation, ‘The Biblical Money Code’
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Three Islamic Concepts That Helped Shape the World as We Know It

TheBlaze’s national security adviser Buck Sexton appeared on TheBlaze TV Monday to discuss what he described as a “very specific version of Islamic jurisprudence” that partially explains the recent wave of attacks on Christians in Egypt.

                       Buck Sexton Explains Dhimmi, Jizya, Fay on TheBlaze TV                                                                                                         “It’s a concept called the           dhimmi. The dhimmi is an agreement, it actually means ‘protection,’ and the those who are dhimmis are     the protected. But they’re protected in sort of the sense of mafia protection money, meaning that they’re a     secondary class of citizen, and this stretches back to the very beginning of the Islamic conquest from the     life of the prophet Muhammad all the way up through the Ottoman Empire,” Sexton said.  “If you were a     non-Muslim you fell under this separate legal category, where you were essentially treated like livestock.     They would keep you alive, but you had no real rights. If they wanted to kill you, they could. If they     wanted to rape your women, put you in slavery, take your property, they could.”

    Sexton proceeded to point out that the Coptic community in Egypt is one of the oldest Christian     communities in the world, and many of the areas we know think of as firmly “Islamic,” like Istanbul     (Constantinople) were actually Christian long before the Islamic conquest.

(Photo: TheBlaze TV)

So what happened?

“They were put under the status of dhimmitude, which essentially over time, either forced them to accept Islam or live in this legal area where they could be killed [or enslaved],” Sexton said.

And unlike under Roman law, religious minorities were also disarmed to ensure they could not defend themselves, Sexton said.  They also had to pay a “jizya,” which Beck described as an “I’m not a Muslim” tax.   MORE>>>>>>

It is important to note that the Muslim faith is the force behind the Biblical prediction of the formation of a King of the South, as told by Daniel in his Book of the Bible. This King of the South will be a Muslim leader who creates a vast Muslim Empire that will encompass most of Africa and the Middle East. His power will be short lived, as a King of the North will appear in a United States of Europe and defeat him. The King of the North, is the Beast of Revelation, who will deceive the world and make war with Christ!.  Read these links for more:

Kings of the South and North

The Beast

 

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Egypt - how I see it

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First published two years ago!!!!! The Plain Truth accurately predicted today's problems in Egypt because we understand who is who in Bible Prophecy!

By: Bob Barney

I find it amazing how our media, president, and elected officials deem that the leader of Egypt must step down from authority because some 100,000 people (yes that's the real figure) marched in the streets demanding this.  I also noted an interview on CNN with a spokesman for the demonstrators claiming that a million would have shown up to march "the Egypt hadn't closed the airport." That was a direct quote. The obvious next question should have been, "just who is marching?" This Doesn't sound like Egyptians to me, people living in such a small country don't need to fly into its airport! A quick camel trip would do. Instead I smell the same ole demon at the helm of this latest national toppling effort. George Soros, who boasted that he overthrew Greece a few years back is definitely behind this movement, as anyone watching the professionally printed posters on TV could tell. Real demonstrations, like that of the tea party, display HOMEMADE signs, planned leftist gatherings always have pre-printed ones.

The obvious question should be that since the tea party drew millions, with probably tens of millions in the countryside, when can we expect Obama to step down?  I think a much higher percentage of Americans are against Obama, than Egyptians, who marched in Cairo! So I ask that world leaders everywhere, along with CNN, FOX and MSNBC demand "change" in America and demand Obama to step down immediately and not wait for the 2012 elections. After all, what is right is right.  The irony of all of this is that this will not happen---UNLESS, of course the marchers in America where leftist and Muslims demanding a president to step down. Then the world and at least CNN and MSNBC would agree with the crowds and call for a new president- after all aren't they the ones that finally dethroned Nixon? I remember leftist hippies marching back in those days, and being taken seriously, but I don't remember Americans demanding Nixon resign, or that he was charged with any crime- yet this same media we have today, toppled a president elected by a landslide! And you think you live in a real world filled with honest leaders.

Just my short view of The Plain Truth of the farce that is going on in Egypt in which you are being told is a democratic movement underway! It is not! This Muslim Brotherhood overthrow of Egypt will lead to bloodshed and the massive slaughter of Christians and mainstream Egyptians alike. Obama's pro Muslim brotherhood agenda will lead to thousands of deaths, and most probably fulfill the Bible prediction that Egypt will not escape the clutches of the yet to rise King of the South. The Bible is fulfilling prohecies right now - in your sight!

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We Are Witnessing The Death Of Small Business In America

Forward by Bob Barney-ThePlainTruth.com - As an owner of a small paint manufacturer, I know better than most the struggles that small businesses are experiencing today, especially in this age of liberalism and pandering to big business at the expense of the family farm and the small family business. We as Americans need to see what big business is - IT IS EVIL, not less evil than BIG GOVERNMENT! In fact the two cannot survive with each other!
Michael Snyder, Contributor
Activist Post

Historically, small businesses have been the primary engine of new job creation in the United States. If the economy was getting healthy, we would expect to see the number of jobs at new businesses rise. Instead, we are witnessing just the opposite.

We are told that the economy is supposed to be "recovering", but the number of "startup jobs" at new businesses has fallen for five years in a row. According to an analysis of U.S. Department of Labor data performed by economist Tim Kane, there were almost 12 startup jobs per 1000 Americans back in the year 2006. By 2011, that figure had fallen to less than 8 startup jobs per 1000 Americans. 

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Pope Francis Says Atheists who do Good Works are Redeemed Also

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"Pope Francis rocked some religious and atheist minds today when he declared that everyone was redeemed through Jesus, including atheists ... the Pope's words may spark memories of the deep divisions from the Protestant reformation over the belief in redemption through grace versus redemption through works."

This pope is revealing that the age old false doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church still exist today. So let's get this right. You can be an atheist who rejects Jesus Christ, and yet still be saved by your good works. This is a clear contradiction to Bible truth.

Ephesians 2:8-9 ...'For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.'

John 14:6 ...'Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.'

We are NOT saved by our own works, and we are certainly NOT saved by the Roman Catholic Church. We are saved by Jesus Christ alone!

See even more false doctrines of the Catholic Church.

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77 Percent of Obama's New Jobs Are Part-Time

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Note: Yes, you read that correctly, when you see all the hype of 186,000 people got jobs last month, on average 77% of that number - where part-time hirees. Only Obama could get away with the scam of scam.  Real unemployment is about 25%!

While many economists have described the employment picture as gradually improving in recent months, by one measure it's not improving at all.

In July, only 92,000 of the 266,000 jobs created were full-time — just 35 percent of the total.

You may wonder why the total number of jobs created isn't 162,000, the number commonly used by news services. That number is calculated from the Labor Department's establishment survey of employers. The 266,000 is calculated from the department's household survey.

For the year through July, only 222,000 jobs created were full-time — representing just 23 percent of the total of 953,000, according to Zero Hedge.

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What Signs Should We Look For in These Times?

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By Bob Barney

 

Are we living in the last days? Are we in the end times? Is the return of Jesus Christ right around the corner? These are the questions that many of us ask ourselves whenever we read the book of Revelation or the Gospel of Matthew concerning the return of Jesus Christ and his kingdom of God that he is bringing with him.

First of all there is a misnomer, with the term “end times” that most people have. Jesus was never talking about the end of the world and John in his book of Revelation wasn’t either. While both men were talking about is best described with the phrase “the end of the age” of mankind.

When God created man, Adam and Eve to be exact, a new age upon this earth began. It was the age of mankind and it began approximately 5 to 6000 years ago, as best we can tell. Adam was set up to rule this earth during this age, but because of Adam’s sin he lost his right as ruler of this age–the age of mankind. Many are not aware that the Bible plainly states that the Earth is much older than man. In fact, those who believe the earth to be billions of years old are not necessarily in conflict with the Bible at all! It is very possible that the earth is very old. In Genesis correct translation of God creating the heavens and the earth is that God re-created the earth after a cataclysm that is not mentioned. This former earth was under the rulership of the great archangel Lucifer, the angel who rebelled against God and became Satan. If Adam had not sinned, he would have been the ruler of this age. But Adam did sin and was not able to replace Satan is the ruler of this age.

The Gospel of Jesus Christ, one that is rarely ever presented in churches today, is that Jesus as God is coming back to replace Satan as the ruler of this earth and usher in a new age. When Christ returns, he is bringing the kingdom of God with him, a government that will have no end, and the age of man will come to an end. That is the gospel that just is not preached today. Jesus was not merely talking about salvation, he definitely wasn’t talking about how to get to heaven, he was talking about bringing God’s government to earth, complete with God’s laws and love.

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The 3,000-year-old fragment of pottery that leading expert claims could prove that Old Testament stories are True

A small fragment of ancient pottery found in modern Israel has shed light on its Biblical inhabitants and could prove that the reigns of King Solomon and King David actually occurred.

The 10th century BC 'Ophel Inscription' was unearthed last year, and scientists were initially baffled by the bizarre language that was inscribed on the remains of a jug.

But leading expert Dr Douglas Petrovich believe the language is a primitive form of Hebrew which suggests the ancient Israelites were accurately recording history much earlier than previously thought.

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The 3000-year-old Ophel Inscription was unearthed last year and scientists were initially baffled by the bizarre language that was inscribed on the remains of what was once a jug

The 3000-year-old Ophel Inscription was unearthed last year and scientists were initially baffled by the bizarre language that was inscribed on the remains of what was once a jug

 

When the inscription was originally discovered in December 2012, experts immediately presumed it was an example of Canaanite language. The Canaanites were a Biblical people who lived in what is now modern Israel. But ancient Near Eastern history and biblical studies expert Dr Petrovich has said that this is incorrect and that the mysterious language is in fact the original and oldest form of Hebrew – placing the ancient Israelites in Jerusalem far earlier that previously thought.


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