Bob Barney First Published March 2009
This amazing video, recently made for a 44 year old song still rings as true today, if not more so than it did when it was first made. The Plain Truth is all about today's news and one cannot understand the news if we do not understand that there is a God, and that God has told us what to watch out for. If you do not read anything else in your life, read Matthew 24, the entire chapter! God has warned us and it is up to us to ignore HIS word or obey it.
God gives us the choice. He tells us to choose life! He wants us to live, but we must listen to HIS voice. God's voice is not just found in your Bible. You can also find it everywhere you look, if you open your eyes and look for it. Satan may be alive and well on planet earth, BUT GOD IS HERE TOO! God is warning us and talking to us daily. Most just do not pay attention.
General MacArthur, on the deck of the USS Missouri warned us. He said that if we do not find a better way than war, mankind's greatest sin, then "Armageddon will be at our door!" Those words, spoken by the general were from God Almighty! Listen to much of the music, even rock n roll songs. Yes, the Devil gets his message out, and he is THE GOD OF THIS WORLD, but GOD gets HIS message out too!
When Barry McGuire sang this song, he wasn't a Christian, but he is today! In fact, I believe he is now a minister.
When Paul Simon wrote "Sounds of Silence" I am sure he did not understand that God was reaching out to us through his words in the song. He probably did not know that the words were the words of Isaiah that "we hear but do not perceive". The song says:
"Hello darkness, my old friend
I've come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Within the sound of silence ........
And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people maybe more
People talking without speaking
People hearing without listening "
Now compare that to: Matthew 13:14 -""In their case the prophecy of Isaiah is being fulfilled, which says, 'YOU WILL KEEP ON HEARING, BUT WILL NOT UNDERSTAND; YOU WILL KEEP ON SEEING, BUT WILL NOT PERCEIVE;"
The Youngbloods have a line in their biggest hit, "when the one that left us here, returns for us at last." Who do you think they are singing about?
Paul Simon's "Mother and Child" reunion has many meanings for many people. To Paul himself, a secular person, he probably didn't understand the words himself! Read the words to that song and see if God has a message in there. Who is the spokesman in "bridge over troubled water?" It isn't a drug dealer!
God is talking to us. In songs, movies and in THE NEWS! The Plain Truth is trying to show you what God is doing today, by explaining the Plain Truth behind today's news. Jesus is coming. I do not know when. I do know to keep looking for the signs... Listen and watch the video below....