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‘WE’RE WATCHING’ — TRUMP WEIGHS IN ON UFO SIGHTINGS

image from encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.comPresident Donald Trump expressed skepticism that the recent spate of UFO sightings could be anything other than of this world.

“I think it’s probably — I want them to think whatever they think,” Trump told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos in their interview, which will air Sunday. “They do say, and I’ve seen, and I’ve read, and I’ve heard. And I did have one very brief meeting on it. But people are saying they’re seeing UFOs. Do I believe it? Not particular.”  Read More

 

The Plain Truth about UFO's will SHOCK YOU!   They exist. but it's not what you think!

The Plain Truth About UFO's-Updated


I’m Going to Die- You’re Going to Die

The Bible Plainly Tells us about Death- We just don’t want to believe it!

By Bob Barney

Bible-death

     I turned 64 just a few weeks ago, and honestly the prospect of dying in the next 10-15 years is sobering.  Most of us are living a bit longer than several generations ago, but most die still in their seventies.   The idea that most of your life is behind you is a sobering fact, and believe it or not, The Holy Bible is not as comforting on the subject as many believe, or better yet, led to believe by their church.


    The notion that when we die, we instantly go to heaven (or hell) is very comforting to many people. In fact, I know people who where joyfully waiting to die, so they could be with their loved ones.  That faith in one’s death has comforted many people over the years.  I wish that could comfort me. I probably could accept dying much easier if I believed that I was going to heaven when I die – the sad PLAIN TRUTH of the matter is that I am not, and I know it. I know it because God tells me plainly that when I die, I will rest in a grave (in the King James Version they rendered “grave” as hell, thus giving us the wrong idea of just what “hell” means=simply “a grave.”).

     You see, The Bible compares death to sleep. It does so dozens of times!  Never does the Bible say that a loved one has died and gone to heaven.  After death we are asleep, we are unconscious; we are not aware of the passing of time or of what is going on around us. We cannot see and watch over our loved ones. We can’t interfere in their fate or help them in any way. We are DEAD!   The Bible says:

 “5 Yes, the living know they are going to die, but the dead know nothing. They have no further reward; they are completely forgotten.” (The Plain Truth Bible – all quotes in this article)

                 The dead have no consciousness. They are in the grave in a deep sleep like a seed (1 Corth 15) and will remain until the Resurrection.  see also Psalm 146:4; 115:17).

 

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My View- Gun Control Laws Kill

English: Current Status of Shall Issue Laws in...English: Current Status of Shall Issue Laws in America (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

By Bob Barney

It's about time Americans face up to the real cause of mass killings in America, and who is really responsible for the deaths in Aurora, Newtown, and San Bernardino, and now Virginia Beach- it's politicians, and the liberals who brought us gun control. We have been lied to by those who themselves are protected by people carrying guns. Does Chuck Schumer have armed body guards? How about nancy Pelosi, or President Obama? You know the answer.

 

The fact is that the same people taking away your constitutional right to bare arms, are protected by guns themselves. There are over 20,000 gun laws and regulations on the books in the USA. If those laws haven't made America safe by now, why should we think that one or two new laws would work?

 

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The United States of Europe will become a super power- the Bible says so!

A Beast is rising in Europe, and if you are a Plain Truth Reader, you know that the Bible promises that the evil coming antichrist will arise out a United States of Europe!  Yes, Europe, under the Holy Roman Church is the end time beast of Revelation, and will become the enemy of the USA.  You need to know just WHO the players are in today's world!  Click Here  and you will be amazed just who the nation's are today, as prophesied is the Bible!  You can not know what is going to happen unless you know who we are, and who "they" are!   Macron's France, by the way is a lost tribe of Israel named Rueben! And they, like in WWII, will be enslaved by the coming antichrist!

Europe must 'become an Empire' to rival China and the US, a French minister said yesterday. 

Economics and Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said the EU must project its power around the globe to promote peace and protect the environment.

He told German newspaper Handelsblatt: 'It's about Europe having to become an Empire, as China is. And how the US is. But a peaceful empire that relies on green growth. Neither China nor the US, who are leaving the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, are on this line.'

Economics and Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire (right with EU President Jean-Claude Juncker) said the EU must project its power around the globe to promote peace and protect the environment

Asked why he used the controversial word empire, Mr Le Maire clarified: 'Do not get me wrong, I'm talking about a peaceful empire that's a constitutional state. I use the term to raise awareness that tomorrow's world will be shaped by the powerful. 

 

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Mueller, Trump, Conspiracy Theories and The Plain Truth

reprinted from 4/4: As you can see, The Plain Truth has reported from the get go that Mueller is a crook who tried to save himself from corruption charges by targeting a coup against Trump.   

By Bob Barney

3-Twelve-TribesAll the Trump supporters are high giving themselves about Barr's release of the Mueller report on the fake news story concerning Russian Collusion - which happened, but by Obama and Hillary Clinton.   As I wrote 14 months ago, the Mueller report was an attempt by the deep state to undo an election and to stage a coup and oust Trump.  Contrary to what peopler Trump think, as I predicted 14 months ago, the Mueller report will still be a "hit piece" on Trump.  There is fake news on the Trump side as well, as people today have been blinded to the Plain Truth.  By the way, the Bible predicted 2500 years ago that God would send a delusion on the people and they would start to believe lies, even nonsense lies.

On the web, there is something called "Q" or "Q-Anon," a completely BOGUS nonsenical set of conspiracy theories that many believers think is God.   It's the opposite.  It spews lies, like "Mueller is really a Trump supporter."   We will see in a few more months.  

In November 2017, a small-time YouTube video creator and two moderators of the 4chan website, one of the most extreme message boards on the internet, banded together and plucked out of obscurity an anonymous and cryptic post from the many conspiracy theories that populated the website's message board.

Over the next several months, they would create videos, a Reddit community, a business and an entire mythology based off the 4chan posts of “Q,” the pseudonym of a person claiming to be a high-ranking military officer. The theory they espoused would become Qanon, and it would eventually make its way from those message boards to national media stories and the rallies of President Donald Trump.

The original "Q" was a Trump hating liberal, who wanted to expose how stupid Trump supporters are.  Unfortunately some Trump supporters are as ill-informed as the morons on the left.  I blame Fox News for this.  Fox, a darling of the conservatives, is actually run by a bunch of liberals, who allow so much nonsense on their airwaves, that many conservatives, who used to get their news from many sources, now only get it from Fox News, as liberals get theirs from MSNBC!   The results, morons on the left and right. 

The deep state is not defeated, nowhere close to being defeated, and Donald Trump's presidency is still on the brink of disaster.  Much of the blame goes to Republicans- RINO's who wanted Hillary in the first place.  Some goes to Trump's EGO, which, as God tells us, can be our undoing.

Modern Romans (Prelim 1975)01Donald Trump is NOT a Christian, but he is a friend to the Christians, as King Nebuchadnezzar was to the Jews. (Read the Book of Daniel sometimes - it will truly enlighten you!).  Christians are right to understand that God put Trump in office to give this nation a few more years.  Christians are wrong to worship Trump as some sort of Christian Holy Man.... He is not.

The Bible Tells us that The United States and Western Europe is going to collapse and be enslaved by a revived Holy Roman Empire ( read:  The Number “13” and the United States! We are lost Israel! and America in Biblical Prophecy).  This IS GOING TO HAPPEN.  Trump, Like Ronald Reagan was put in office against all odds by God to protect His people from slavery to communism.  Though delayed, God says eventually we will fall, because of our sins.  We have become a lawless nation, that has turned our backs on God.  There is still enough God fearing Americans praying for this nation to keep us from falling now.  Let's continue to pray for this nation, for Donald Trump and start reading God's word, not a bunch of nonsense!


Today is Pentecost

image from sp.yimg.comReaders of The Plain Truth are aware that the calendars that most Christian and Jewish Observers follow are wrong.  God's calendar is perfect, and the same holidays fall exactly the same time each year. Today is the 50th day since the Feast of First Fruits (The last day of Passover Week).  For Christians, Pentecost is a holiday on which we commemorate the coming of the Holy Spirit on the early followers of Jesus. Before the events of the first Pentecost, which came a few weeks after Jesus’ death and resurrection, there were followers of Jesus, but no movement that could be meaningfully called “the church.”

Thus, from an historical point of view, Pentecost is the day on which the church was started. This is also true from a spiritual perspective, since the Spirit brings the church into existence and enlivens it. Thus Pentecost is the church’s birthday.

Pentecost is actually the Christian version of  the old Greek and Latin name for the Jewish Festival of Weeks (Hebrew חג השבועות Chag ha-Shavuot) which can be found in the Hebrew Bible. It is called by that name in Exodus 34:22 and Deuteronomy 16:10. It is also called the Festival of Reaping (Hebrew: חג הקציר, Chag ha-Katsir) in Exodus 23:16, and Day of the First Fruits (Hebrew יום הביכורים, Yom ha-Bikkurim) in Numbers 28:26.  Jews traditionally read the Book of Ruth at Pentecost, as the story links with the grain harvest theme of the festival.

 

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A New Europe is Born!


BATTLE OF EU...
Austria's Kurz Ousted After Nationalists Turn on Him...
Shortest-serving chancellor...
From 'whizz-kid' politician to deposed leader...
Vows to win it back!
Italy stunned as Salvini takes majority; 'New Europe is born'...
Could Farage become UK PM?

What this means to you!

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EU Elections mean trouble for the world


EU LOSES CENTER
NATIONALISTS GAIN
RISE OF THE GREENS
ELECTION TURNOUT 51%
CONTINENT AT CROSSROADS
SKYNEWS LIVE

Why it matters

The European parliamentary election is the second-largest democratic exercise in the world after, with citizens across 28 nations voting for their new representatives. More than 400 million people are eligible to take part. Only India’s national elections are bigger.

The vote has major implications for the functioning of the bloc and the future of national politics in each member state. The EU Parliament has a say on policies affecting things such as agriculture and trade. It comprises 751 MEPs (members of the European Parliament).

The Bible predicts that Europe will be one of the last superpowers on earth, at the time of Christ's return.  It will be led by the BEAST OF REVELATION, called the King of the North in Daniel chapter 11.  We know it as the revised Holy Roman Empire, which receives it's power from anti-christ; the pope.   

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WATCH World Events!

By Bob Barney

Lev26I hope America will yet wake up and see what is happening; and what we must do to really fix it. First off, if your congressperson voted for the bailout of the rich and famous back in 2009, throw them out of their office! If your guy (or gal) voted to keep the Patriot Act, or worse yet another Free Trade Bill with Asia, then throw them out. NAFTA is the reason why the middle class is in trouble, and the manufacturing base of this nation has been destroyed.   I don't care what party they belong to. A yes vote simply meant that they are probably on the payroll of big business and big banks. Frequent readers already know that I have been on a rampage against big government AND big business for years. Today, we almost had the end of the American way of life. 6 years of Obama, and Democrat rule, coupled with Republican spinelessness has taken its toll on the nation. We have a president who hates American, and what we stand for, almost as much as he hates whites and supports only black causes. He is a racist, who is worse than Richard Nixon could have ever imagined, when it comes to an imperial presidency. He has broken more laws than the average mobster.

It is important to grasp that we must watch world events very carefully because God prophesies that there will be a worldwide set of plagues that will eventually bring us a global, Hitler type dictator that will lead the entire world to Armageddon and the return of Christ. I do not think that this is that time, but do not be fooled! It very well could be that time, and we must stay prepared for the signs that God will send us when that day draws near. A global depression, resulting in famines in the USA, Europe and most of the modern world is a pivotal event to look out for. This will, like 1930's Germany, give rise to a beast of a ruler that much like Obama will promise to fix the entire world's pandemics. I do not think Mr. Obama is that leader. I think the leader will come out of Germany. A second Hitler type. Obama, if elected (and I strongly doubt it) the only role in world events would be to totally destroy America, which the Bible clearly depicts will happen! You are not told this by our leaders, or in our schools but the United States of America is the lost tribe of Israel called Joseph! (plaintruthtoday@aol.com  e-mail  for a free article showing exactly that this can be proven!)

God says that in the end days, America will go into a captivity and the aliens in our own land will RULE OVER US! Check Leviticus 26! It's right there! If we wake up and stop our leaders from selling this country to our enemies and committing treason against us, we can delay this from happening. AMERICA, wake up! Read the stories every day in The Plain Truth. In tomorrows The Plain Truth, I will have a story from Germany, and what they are saying about the future of America and you will be amazed to see that they agree with what I am saying!

 


Is life for you about to change forever?

By Bob Barney

Last chanceThe mission of The Plain Truth is to warn the world of the coming events which will change their lives. These are not new warnings, in fact, they are thousands of years old. They can be easily found in the Bible. However, most people do not understand biblical prophecy because they cannot see a connection to today when reading these ancient predictions from people with names like Ezekiel, Micah and Zechariah. The Plain Truth scans world events and tries to connect the dots between biblical forecasts of what God has warned us of, and today's headlines. One of the reasons why most do not understand prophecy is that they are not armed with the keys to understand who the players are in the world today. When we read prophecies concerning nations like Assyria, Ephraim and Edom, we don't recognize those nations today. Once our readers are given these keys and are educated that Assyria is Germany, Edom is Turkey and Ephraim is the United States, then their eyes are opened in understanding that God is talking to us today from the pages of the Bible.

It is important to understand that the United States, Great Britain, Scandinavia, France and most of the nations of Western Europe are actually the lost tribes Israel. Since most prophecies concerns these 10 lost nations, we can then understand that many if not most of these warnings from God were meant for our eyes!

In today's topic, it is important to understand that we may be on the verge of an earth shattering event in the next two years which could alter life in the western world as we know it! This is no chicken little warning, in fact, it is a warning from NASA and many of the top scientists of the world! This warning fulfills God's prophecies concerning the destruction of our nation by both natural and man-made events. Please take the time to educate yourself and be prepared for what could be the most life changing event in your lifetime. If you prepare yourself, you can survive what may befall us. If you are not prepared, you will end up like the victims of Katrina or Japan! 

The Shocking Plain Truth About Mohammed and the Dome of the Rock


Are Adam and Eve Real? Provable by Science?

By Bob Barney

Adam-scienceScientists in the Switzerland and the United States made some astonishing and profound discoveries in 2018, and I bet most of my readers haven't heard a thing about it. While the Fake News Media as published story after story about the fraudulent theory of man-made global warming (a complete socialist/communist lie), few have mentioned that scientist have now proven as fact, through DNA testing and other methods that all human beings on earth (some 7 billion) are related to THE SAME COMMON MOTHER AND FATHER ANCESTOR! Yes, you read that correctly, all humans alive today are the offspring of a common father and mother – an Adam and Eve – who walked the planet, they say, 100,000 to 200,000 years ago!

 

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I'm a sinner, You're a sinner, everybody you have ever met is a sinner

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According to the Bible, and to God (who I try not to argue with very much), I am a sinner.  The fact is that you are a sinner, your best friends are sinners, so is Billy Graham and the Pope.  I am, just like every human ever born, except one, a carnal lust filled animal, who like the family dog, am physically attracted to my animalistic urges. I like looking at pretty girls, and I am 62 years old. I probably will continue for a long time.  I understand fully well, that without the help of God Almighty, I am just an animal, in the body of a God-Like human, trying to survive on instincts.  It is the living God, that dwells inside of me that makes me different than an animal. I unlike most on this earth today know this fact, and I am grateful for that knowledge. 

Sin is the breaking of God's Law.  The is the definition given in every Bible ever printed.  It reads in 1 John 3:4 "Everyone who commits sin also breaks the law; sin is the breaking of of the Law."

 

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British Royal Decent from Adam

THE QUEEN'S ROYAL DESCENT
FROM KING DAVID THE PSALMIST.

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Most people do not know this, and those who do, don't believe it!  But believe it or not the Bible PREDICTS THIS!  This is The Plain Truth that there would always be a descendant of David on his throne!  GOD PROMISED HIM!

Scholars and lay people may not believe this, BUT THE QUEEN KNOWS IT!   My question is why hasn't this been taught- even as fable?  Why no fantasy movie based on this theme?  The answer is that Satan does not want you to know... Figure out why....

 

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Get the Mark- The Mark of God! Stand Up and Be Counted!

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By Bob Barney, The Plain Truth

One doesn't have to be all that spiritual to recognize that things are not going very well for citizens of the world right now, but most of us have no clue why things are going badly, and maybe spinning out of control. Today we are facing four worldwide problems which could kill millions of us, and for the most part, nobody knows why. According to the Bible, these four worldwide problems are really spirits which will eventually destroy up to 5 billion people worldwide! Interested? You should be, because whether you want to believe it or not, these problems affect you and your loved ones right now.

Many of us live our lives day by day. We work hard, but never seem to get ahead. Many don't want to watch or read the news because they just don't think that anything that is going on impacts them, or even if it does, there is nothing they can do to change anything. If you think this you are wrong!  Ten people could have saved Sodom, a huge city of its time.... God only found one!  Below I am lisitng the four major problems that are and will be affecting your life! Read them and see why you are living the life you are, and where you are going, and how you can change the direction of many things you do not believe you can right now.

Simply put here are the four worldwide problems that impacting all of mankind right now.

 

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For many, today is Good Friday

Good Friday is the Friday immediately preceding Easter Sunday, as followed by most mainstream Christian churches. It is celebrated traditionally as the day on which Jesus was crucified, yet the Bible never mentions the day "Friday" as the actual day Christ died, it was inferred by early Catholic church leaders almost 300 years after Christ's death on the stake. If you are interested in a study of the issue, please see our article on SUNDAY that discusses the various views on which day Jesus was crucified. Assuming that Jesus was crucified and died on a Friday, modern churches follow this day (TODAY) as the day Jesus died.

The Bible does not instruct Christians to remember Good Friday or Easter for that matter, the holiday that the early church followed was Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

Why is Good Friday referred to as “good”? What the Jewish authorities and Romans did to Jesus was definitely not good (see Matthew chapters 26-27). However, as church theolgians say today is that the results of Christ’s death "are very good!" Romans 5:8, “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” First Peter 3:18 tells us, “For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive by the Spirit.”

Many Christian churches celebrate Good Friday with a subdued service, usually in the evening, in which Christ’s death is remembered with solemn hymns, prayers of thanksgiving, a message centered on Christ suffering for our sakes, and observance of the Lord's Supper. Whether or not Christians choose to “celebrate” Good Friday, the events of that day should be ever on our minds because the death of Christ on the cross is the paramount event of the Christian faith.

If you follow today as Good Friday, be aware of the Biblical account but most importantly remember that on a day in history, GOD DIED FOR YOUR SINS! That knowledge and a humble and contrite heart will bring you a long way on the path to your salvation........


BOB BARNEY: How I came to believe what I do

By Bob Barney

I have had several people over the years ask me how I came to what I believe.  I wrote this too a young lady that emailed me questioning God.     This was written in 2009.

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That family God gave me some 38 years later (now 40)

Thanks for your interest in The Plain Truth and what brought me to believe in God. Cathy like you there was a time in my life when I thought I had proven scientifically that God did not exists. I started out as a child believing in God, but years of schooling and my science classes taught me that God was a myth and that science was what was real. This happened at an early age for me, so by the time I was 12, I did not think God was real. When I was 7, I was a strong believer and prayed every night to a God I later realized never seemed to hear my prayers.

Evolution made the most sense to me, and it was something I could see with my own eyes – or so I thought for quite a few years.

I started college in 1973. I went thru high school as an atheist and a strong believer in modern science. In my second year at college I took a biology course taught by a professor that I became close friends with. It was 1975. That also happened to be the year I first heard a broadcast from Garner Ted Armstrong. Ted was unlike any person I have ever heard before, and if you haven't watched any of the videos I have posted of him, you will not understand my description. He was bright, informed, educated and knew science as good as anyone. I listened to him for a week before I even knew he was an evangelist! Really! When I realized he was, I turned him off. Like a modern day liberal, or scientists (they are the same) I didn't want to hear from any “religious” nut. A week went by, and I began to listen to him again. I was intrigued, because he made so much sense.

He did a show called, “A theory for the birds” (it is also a booklet's title) in which he stated, “Did the miracle of flight come from frayed. loosely hanging fish scales? Did the myriads of birds evolve from ungainly, hulking caymans and crocodiles? Evolutionists say they did. Reason, logic, common sense, true science and the Great Creator God say they didn't! Here's the proof presented from the kingdom of our fine feathered friends.” 

He went on: “Did God use green slime, or brown scum, or algae, or amoeba, or viruses and bacteria, or polka-dotted air bubbles in the sea, or cracks in rocks, or extreme heat, or extreme cold, or a chance strike of lightning in a primordial soup of methane and ammonia to create life on earth? The answer is no, and you can prove it scientifically!”

I thought to myself, “scientifically?” I needed to hear more.... I came up with these 7 problems with evolution. 

  1. Lack of a viable mechanism for producing high levels of complex and specified information. Related to this are problems with the Darwinian mechanism producing irreducibly complex features, and the problems of non-functional or deleterious intermediate stages. (For details see: “The NCSE, Judge Jones, and Bluffs About the Origin of New Functional Genetic Information,” “Do Car Engines Run on Lugnuts? A Response to Ken Miller & Judge Jones’s Straw Tests of Irreducible Complexity for the Bacterial Flagellum,” “Opening Darwin’s Black Box,” or “Can Random Mutations Create New Complex Features? A Response to TalkOrigins“)

  1. The failure of the fossil record to provide support for Darwinian evolution. And the failure of molecular biology to provide evidence for a grand “tree of life.”  

  1. Evolutionary scientists date the earth at approximately 4.5 to 5 billion years old. Most folks are not aware that there is really no incontrovertible scientific proof to establish these fantastic dates. They are grounded in a series of assumptions that are based upon evolutionary premises. In other words, the “clock” is rigged to provide the “long ages” of earth’s history. Why is this the case? Because, as everyone concedes, time is an absolutely essential ingredient in the Darwinian scheme. Dr. George Wald of Harvard called it the “hero of the plot.” Evolutionists need vast amounts of time for the millions of evolutionary changes to occur which would produce the amoebae-to-man phenomenon.

It has been demonstrated many times, however, that the “evolutionary clocks” are terribly flawed (see Jackson 2003). Here is a somewhat recent example.

  1. Law on entropy:There is a universal tendency for all systems to go from order to disorder, as stated in the Second Law, and this tendency can only be arrested and reversed under very special circumstances. We have already seen, in Chapter I, that disorder can never produce order through any kind of random process. There must be present some form of code or program, to direct the ordering process, and this code must contain at least as much "information" as is needed to provide this direction.  Furthermore, there must be present some kind of mechanism for converting the environmental energy into the energy required to produce the higher organization of the system involved. ...   Thus, any system that experiences even a temporary growth in order and complexity must not only be "open" to the sun's energy but must also contain a "program" to direct the growth and a "mechanism" to energize the growth. 

  1. The failure of chemistry to explain the origin of the genetic code. (For details, see “The origin of life remains a mystery” or “Problems with the Natural Chemical ‘Origin of Life’“);

  1. Where did the hydrogen atom come from? 

    The last one, number six is my idea. After listening and reading up on the flaws of evolution, I went to my great friend and professor of biology and asked him how I could discredited this information. To my surprise, he just got angry, like an Obama liberal does today when you question details about socialism. 

I was stunned by his reaction. I assumed he had the answers, but he did not! He called it all BS and walked away from me. I was his friend, so I cornered him the next day and asked again. He replied, “If you want to believe in fairy tales, go ahead, but leave me out of it! Where did your God come from Bob? Everything has to have a beginning!”

I replied, “They say he has always existed.”

Exactly,” he replied. “Are you going to believe that nonsense?”

I replied, “if everything was started by a hydrogen atom exploding, where did that atom come from? Who, what or why was it made?” 

His answer? “IT HAS ALWAYS EXISTED!”

I was dumbfounded... “So,” I replied, “you don't want to believe a God always existed, but the hydrogen atom did?” He walked away, mad at me, and we never were friends again.

Cathy, I did not become a believer over night. For the next three years I tried to disprove God, and especially the God of the Bible, and each time I did, all I did was disprove a religion! Man's god, not the true God!

By 1978 I knew not only God existed, but that God was the one found in the Bible. Not the Catholic or Protestant churches, but the one found in the pages of the Bible. The God I DID NOT WANT TO FOLLOW! I did not want to ditch Christmas. I did not want to do a Saturday for Sunday thing, and I did not want to admit their were laws I needed to obey- but I knew I had too. God was real.

For the next few years, after going to God one night telling Him to leave me alone, I surrendered. Like Jacob of the Bible, I fought with God for my first 20 years. 

1979 I did my first Passover. With very little help, and by myself, after years of struggling whether if Good really existed, I came to know God was real, calling me and I made sure I would do whatever I could as best as I could.

Nobody in my family did any holidays, except Christmas and Easter. Mom had stopped going to church by 1973, and I had no place really to do my first Passover. So I asked Grandma Brandt in doing it up there, and she agreed. I bought Riunite and Matzo’s- and had my first Passover by myself there. Honestly, I don’t remember if I did Matzos or just plain old Italian Bread-with the yeast! I was new to everything and I really had nobody to help me. It was an education by trial and error, and hopefully forgiveness from God.

I went thru some hard times at first, but God also quickly answered prayers in those days for me. The more you believe, the slower the answers. It's a test. I remember Ted telling me once, “If you think God is calling you, expect nothing but trouble! GOD IS HARDEST ON THOSE HE CALLS and LOVES!” I found this to be true.

All I can say is pray to God, read the Bible without preconceived notions in what you will find, and read the words on the page! Test God and make God prove to you that GOD IS REAL. Also test science, as I did. Don't believe someone because you think they are smarter than you. Most likely they are not- just more snowballed.

God is not looking for vegetables! He gave us a mind to think, reason and to understand the truth of life! Most religions want you to be zombies. God does not. 

Remember these words:

Ephesians 6:10-18 New International Version (NIV)

The Armor of God

10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit,which is the word of God.

18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. 

Give God a chance to Prove all things, and I think you will find eventually God will!   I know one thing, when you are resurrected from the dead (either the 1st or second) you will know for sure!

God Bless 

 


Today is FIRST FRUITS - what does this mean to you?

By Bob Barney:

History of the Feast of First Fruits

image from eudoranachand.files.wordpress.comLeviticus 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).

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FIRST FRUITS

By Bob Barney.   APRIL 10th is the FEAST of FIRST FRUITS!

1One of the most obscure holidays in the Bible is the one called "First-fruits."  Confusion concerning this day is that the celebration of Pentecost is also referred to as first-fruits in scripture, but  a careful reading of scripture shows us that the actual Feast of First-Fruits occurs directly after Passover, and it is the day that one starts county 50 days until the arrival of Pentecost, called counter the Omer.  However the actual date that First-fruits falls on is another, in a long line of mistakes often followed by God's Church.  Because Christ rose from the dead after 3 days, most agree that the date of First-Fruits is Abib 16th.  There are several problems with that date however. First Christ did not raise from the dead on Abib 16th,  but rather the 18th day of the first month.  Christ died on a Wednesday, the 15th day of the month. Thursday, the 16th, he was dead, and so Friday the 17th.  He rose late Saturday night on the 18th of the first month (See are article on God's Calendar).

Over the years, the above statements by myself has received  the most objection.  Most want to place First-Fruits within the Feast of Unleavened Bread, and on the day Jesus rose from the dead.  It could not be so, and here is the Bible verse which makes it doubtful: " From wherever you live, bring two loaves made of two-tenths of an ephah of the finest flour, baked with yeast, as a wave offering of firstfruits to the Lord. 18 Present with this bread seven male lambs, each a year old and without defect, one young bull and two rams. They will be a burnt offering to the Lord, together with their grain offerings and drink offerings—a food offering, an aroma pleasing to the Lord.19 Then sacrifice one male goat for a sin offering[c] and two lambs, each a year old, for a fellowship offering. 20 The priest is to wave the two lambs before the Lord as a wave offering, together with the bread of the first-fruits. They are a sacred offering to the Lord for the priest. 21 On that same day you are to proclaim a sacred assembly and do no regular work. This is to be a lasting ordinance for the generations to come, wherever you live."

Reading Leviticus 23 can be confusing, as some read the above verse as pertaining to Pentecost, however, verse 20 makes it quite clear that the two loaves with YEAST happens on First-Fruits. Since we can not consume bread with yeast during unleavened bread, it makes sense that this day must be after the days of unleavened bread.  The Sabbath could be the Saturday Sabbath, but most likely it is the High Sabbath that occurs on the last day of Passover Week.  Making the twenty second the date of First-Fruits.

Although it may make sense that Jesus rising from the dead seems to be First-Fruits, possibly there is something different in it's meaning.  I think the clue to this is what Jesus told Mary in John chapter 20.  After Jesus has left the tomb, He appears to Mary. At first she does not recognize him.  When she does, she apparently grabs and hugs him in excitement. Jesus says to her, " Do not hang on to me, for I have not ascended to My Father..."  What could that possibly mean? This passage has given rise to a variety of interpretations. Jesus required Thomas to touch him John 20:27, and it has been difficult to ascertain why he forbade this now to Mary. It seems likely that the Feast of First-Fruits IS NOT symbolizing the day Jesus rose from the dead, but the day Jesus presented his Blood in Heaven to the father the day after Passover week.

Although He told Mary he had not yet ascended to the Father (John 20:17), which is First-Fruits, His blood was to be offered on the mercy seat (Hebrews 8:3-6) in the Heavenly Temple on the Day of First-Fruits.  Eight days later (and after First-Fruits), He appeared to Thomas and the other disciples after this had happened which is why he said peace (Shalom) to them and allowed him to feel his wounds and hold on to Him as proof (John 20:19). So, it is MY OPINION (not scripture friends) that on the Day of First-Fruits (TODAY, the twenty-second day of the first month of Abib, He had made peace for us by His blood to our Father in Heaven. (Colossians 1:19-20).  Today, not on the day of His resurrection, Christ became our First-Fruits!  1 Corinthians 15:20..." But now Christ is risen from the dead, and became the firstfruits of those who slept."


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Today is the sixth Day of the Feast

Tomorrow is the last Day, Followed by First Fruits!

By Bob Barney

The Bible tells us that the Israelites were commanded by the God who became Jesus Christ (The Yahweh of the Bible) to eat unleavened bread during the Passover and to continue to do it every year to remember their bondage.  Since the Israelites were forced out of Egypt hastily, they did not have time for the bread to rise, so it was made on that very first Passover without leaven, also known as yeast.  The Bible informs us of the following: "Do not eat it with bread made with yeast, but for seven days eat unleavened bread, the bread of affliction, because you left Egypt in haste—so that all the days of your life you may remember the time of your departure from Egypt" (Deuteronomy 16:3). Further commands regarding the eating of unleavened bread are found in Exodus 12:829:2; and Numbers 9:11. To this day, in Jewish homes, the Passover celebration includes unleavened bread, but did you know that more and more Christians are following the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread?  Here's why.

All of the so-called "Old Testament" Holy Days, are actually foreshadowing the coming of the Messiah, that Christians know as Jesus Christ. For example, Passover was commanded by God in Exodus,Leviticus 23:4-5 and throughout the scriptures.. It is mentioned at least 25 times in the New Testament. It is in the New Testament that we come to realize the true significane of Passover, and in fact all of God's Holy Days, including the Sabbath Day.

Paul, in 1 Corinthians 5:7-8:  said “Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us. Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth”   

The Days of Unleavened Bread is the the second festival, right after Passover that Christians are told to remember. During this time, Christians realize that the Holy Day represents the sin that is in all of our lives (sin=yeast), and we understand that by putting yeast out of our homes, represent putting sin out of our lives. Paul refers to it as “the leaven of malice and wickedness” (1 Corinthians 5:8). 

The way in which Jesus fulfilled these Biblical God commanded feasts is part of the true Gospel of Christ. Without understanding God's Holy Days, we cannot understand God's plan for mankind.  In the Hebrew Scriptures, the Jewish prophet Amos records that God declared He would do nothing without first revealing it to His servants, the prophets (Amos 3:7). From the Old Covenant to the New, Genesis to Revelation, God provides picture after picture of His entire plan for mankind and one of the most startling prophetic pictures is outlined for us in the Biblical feasts of Leviticus 23.

The Hebrew word for “feasts” (moadim) literally means "appointed times." God has carefully planned and orchestrated the timing and sequence of each of the Seven feasts to show us His plan for mankind and the Universe. The seven annual feasts of Israel were spread over seven months of God's calendar, at set times appointed by God.  But for both Jews and non-Jews who have placed their faith in Jesus, the Jewish Messiah, these special days demonstrate the work of redemption through God’s Son.

The first four of the seven feasts occur during the springtime (Passover, Unleavened Bread, First Fruits, and Weeks), and they all have already been fulfilled by Christ in the New Testament. The final three holidays (Trumpets, the Day of Atonement, and Tabernacles) occur during the fall, all within a short fifteen-day period.

It is a shame that today, most Christians do not understand God's plan and His Holy days. Instead most follow pagan holidays such as Easter and Christmas, days that God commanded us NOT TO FOLLOW!  For example, what do colored eggs and chocolate rabbits have to do with the supposed meaning of the day, or Santa Claus and Christmas trees have to do with the birth of Christ?

Why can’t we find any instructions about the careful observance of Christmas and Easter in the pages of the Bible? One would think such important celebrations would be a major part of the teaching of the New Testament Church. But the Bible does not teach their observance. The Bible teaches seven meaningful holy days, but not the major holidays celebrated today. 

The reality is that the Bible forbids the observance of holidays like Christmas and Easter that have their origin centuries before the birth of Jesus Christ! Let’s examine holy days vs. holidays.

It's time that we start to obey God.  If we do, God will bless us as individuals and as His nation. The Holy Days, like today is as important now as they have ever been---maybe more so.


What's Wrong with the Ten Commandments?

By Bob Barney

Ten-commandments-nivBelieve it or not, your neigbor may not believe that the Ten Commandments are important anymore. We read almost every week where some group is forced to take down the Ten Commandments from some public square or building, but when you question many Christians today, they claim that Jesus did away with the Law and the Ten Commandments when he died. They get this crazy idea from some misunderstood quotes from the Apostle Paul. One is:"For sin shall not be master over you, for you are not under law but under grace." Romans 6:14. They try to use this to try and prove an argument that Christians are not under the Law, but under grace.

So for you I ask, which of the Ten Commandments is it OK for me to break, as A CHRISTIAN. I mean just in case Jesus was wrong, when he stated... " Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?  And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity (Lawlessness- breaking God's Laws)". Yes, I realize that Jesus claims that many good Christians, who did not follow the Law will be rejected by Him when he returns, but maybe He was in error. (look and read Matthew chapter 7)

Or John was probably also in error when he wrote: "Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law." 1 John 3. Or again, when he wrote: 
"He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him." Or when Jesus said to the rich man who asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” (Notice by the way that Jesus didn't tell him he already had eternal life, it was just a question if he was going to live it out in heaven or hell); "to answer your question, you know the commandments: ‘You must not murder. You must not commit adultery. You must not steal. You must not testify falsely. You must not cheat anyone. Honor your father and mother.’" (For you biblical illiterates out there, Jesus is citing some of the Ten Commandments here). Maybe Jesus, John, Peter and ALL of the Old 
Testament prophets didn't get the memo from God yet that the Ten Commandments were to be abolished, but I ask again this question... Which of these Commandments is it OK to break and remain a Christian?

I will present the Ten out of order:

“I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before Me." So I guess we can now worship other Gods?

“You shall not steal." I guess many Christian ministers are glad this has been done away with, I know Democrats are.

“You shall not commit adultery."  Thank God, I can screw whomever I love!  I can be a queer, or a whoremonger!

“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor."   This really helps trial lawyers remain perfect Christians- and polictians too!

“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you."  Most of us today are very happy for this reversal. Our parents are always wrong anyways, just ask any teenager- or your own teenager!

“You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My Commandments."  Catholics especially are glad that this has been done away with, IN FACT they have their own 10 Commandments and leave this entire one out! Proof? HERE read this link

“You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor's.”  Man, now it's OK to work on stealing your neighbor's wife away from that louse, otherwise known as her husband.... 

“You shall not murder."  I wonder if those Christians think now that I can kill them and stay faithful to God....

“You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain."  I mean, everyone has to be happy that this one is gone right? You God Damn right it is! 

“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it."  OOPS!  Now this is the only one you really have a problem with after all, isn't it?  BE HONEST with YOURSELF!

So you see, friends, if you claim the Law is abolished, you are only talking about the Sabbath Day. The day Jesus said he is LORD over. The day He said pray that your flight will not occur on (proving that the Sabbath is still in force during the End Times), the only day God has ever sanctioned! We are always to follow all of God's Law, but thanks be Jesus Christ, when we do break the laws today, we are no longer under the death penalty!  We are freed from the penalty when we realize our sin and REPENT (turn and follow the law again) and accept forgiveness.  It's just that simple!  Read your Bible, especially the words in RED!

The Plain Truth's Red Letter Bible


Jesus Said MANY would come in HIS Name? Are you following a False Christ?


By Bob Barney-The Plain Truth

Matthew24a    In Matthew 24 Jesus told His disciples of specific warnings pointing the way to His second coming, the end of the age of man, and the establishment of His kingdom on earth. He said to them: “Do you see all these buildings? Truly I say to you, they will be so completely demolished that not one stone will be left on top of another!” As He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? What is the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?” Jesus answered them, “Be careful that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, 'I am the Christ,' and will lead many astray.” (Mathew 24: 3-5 in The Plain Truth Red Letter “Original Order” Bible by Bob Barney.)
 
    When Jesus said this, He was speaking as prophet, knowing what the future would be. He understood that not only would false messiah's appear on the world stage and false religions, like Islam, He here was speaking of a time when many would come using His name, saying Jesus is the Christ and deceive many. This is false Christianity, and not false pagan religions that He is speaking of here. Unfortunately, most Christians mistakenly assume that Jesus was predicting the arrival of impostors, claiming to be Him, as the Antichrist will. THIS IS NOT the warning here! He is warning us and His disciples about FALSE CHRISTIANITY masquerading as the real thing!

    In fact, history informs us that many did come in His name claiming to represent Him, and making the claim that Jesus was the Christ and that He rose from the dead. These were false Christians, not part of the true church of God that   deceived many in that very first century! Soon after Christ's ascension to heaven and the founding of the church in AD 31, another gospel began to be preached by false Christians, claiming to be from God, but were actually from Satan! In Galatians 1:6-7, we see they were already preaching a different gospel than Jesus' gospel of the kingdom of God. The apostle Paul also spoke of these false prophets preaching a different gospel in II Corinthians, the 11th chapter. To the church in the very first century, he wrote: “I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For you happily put up with whatever anyone tells you, even if they preach a different Jesus than the one we preach, or a different kind of Spirit than the one you received, or a different kind of gospel than the one you believed.
 
  Do you read what Paul is saying? Already in his day, a false Christian church had arose, claiming that Jesus was the Messiah PREACHING A FALSE GOSPEL! Jesus, like Paul, was warning that we are to be on the lookout for false Christians preaching a false gospel in Jesus' name! John tells us “Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.” Jesus Himself makes the same claim that people can worship Christ, LOVE HIM and believe on Him, and yet be of the Devil! It is right here in Matthew 7

Fallen-church-icon        Again from “The Plain Truth Red Letter Bible”:
Matthew 7:21-27: Not everyone who says to me, 'LORD, LORD,' will enter into the Kingdom of Heaven; but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven. Many will tell Me in that day, 'LORD, LORD, didn't we prophesy by Your Name, by Your Name cast out demons, and by Your Name do many mighty works?' Then I will tell them, 'I never knew you. Depart from Me, you who work iniquity (who practice lawlessness).' Therefore, everyone who hears what I say and obeys it will be like a wise person who built a house on rock. Rain poured, and floods came. Winds blew and beat against that house. But it did not collapse, because its foundation was on rock. Everyone who hears My words, and doesn't do them is like like a foolish man, who built his house on the sand. The rain came down, the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat on that house; and it fell -- and great was its fall.”


    This is a very tough line by Jesus Himself! Notice that confessing on Jesus, and saying that you 'believe on Him' means NOTHING for our salvation! In fact, He goes on to say that many who do miracles and 'love the Lord' will be sent away from Jesus during the first judgment day! Notice that churches do not teach this verse very often, because Jesus plainly states that one must believe and OBEY! Obeying means to follow the Law of God.

    The true Church of God, the one that Jesus founded upon Himself, follows the Laws of God.... The Ten Commandments, including the Sabbath Day, and rejects Sunday worship, and the false gospel that Jesus came away to take away the Law (lawlessness). He did nothing of the sort!

    Friends, these are quotes from the Bible. Yes, they are in my translated words, but look up the same verses in your Bibles and see if my modern english translation varies much from what all experts agree are the words Jesus and the New Testament writers wrote down in the first century. It is time that you begin to read the words ON THE PAGE and not listen to the words from some theologian or minister – they could be the same ones Jesus was warning you about in Matthew 24!


The Jewish Calendar IS NOT God's calendar

 Bob Barney

Many years ago, after reading the Bible and the many commentaries I began to realize that those Christians (and Jews) who follow the evening day (this means that these people maintain the God's day begins at sundown and not sunrise, as it actually does), and that follow the lunar months had drawn wrong conclusions. The fact that the Bible never decries an evening beginning of the day, or a 13 month lunar solar calendar could not be overlooked. When I first came to these conclusions, I was greeted with outright ridicule. The Bible is clear that God's year has only 360 days, 12 months of 30 days each. 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!

Revelation 11:2a-3b?They will trample on the holy city for 42 months. ...And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days

Divide 1,260 days by 42 months and you will get a 30-day month. Twelve months of 30 days equals 360-days in a year. What is the meaning of this divine number in contrast with the fact that we know the time required for the earth to circle the sun is approximately 365.25 days?

When 1,260 Days = a time, times and half a time In the Book of Revelation

Revelation 12:6?The woman fled into the desert to a place prepared for her by God, where she might be taken care of for 1,260 days

Revelation 12:14?The woman was given the two wings of a great eagle, so that she might fly to the place prepared for her in the desert, where she would be taken care of for a time, times and half a time, out of the serpent's reach

In verse 6 above, the time given is 1,260 days. But in verse 14, the time given is described as a time, times and half a time. This is most often interpreted as 3 and one-half years or 42 months. So verses 6 and 14 as noted above yield a 30-day month. Twelve months of 30 days equals 360-days in a prophetic year.

Many today do not believe in the flood, but the evidence of the great flood of Noah is found everywhere and no place better than the calendar, any calendar!  Before the flood, the earth was formed perfectly and the calendar was also perfect! The pre-flood humans followed a 360 day, twelve month calendar with each month have exactly thirty days! After the flood however, all hell broke out for mankind trying to keep the old "perfect" calendar. The earth had trillions of tons of extra water weight and sloed down! 5 1/4 days slower to be exact! Ever since, man has tried to make the calendar perfect again, but we cannot! The moon now circles the earth in only 29.5 days, so lunar months are no longer accurate (a lunar year is only 356 days long) Post flood mankind worked on calendars for generations. The Egyptians finally decided on a fix for the calendar that is actually more accurate than the calendar we follow today! Even with our modern calendar, we lose a day every four years (leap year) and we almost never know how many days are in many months (28, 29, 30 or 31????) The Egytian and Moses' calendar had 12-30 day months EVERY YEAR and 5 and 1/4 "no days". This calendar never needed adjustment! Passover, and all Holy Days (except the weekly Sabbath fell on the same date each year!)

 In Moses' calendar that "fixed date" is the spring equinox to make sure Passover always fell on the same solar day! Proof of a 12 month 30 day month year? Revelation says that 1260 days ARE 3-1/2 years OR 42 months! Do the math! It is PLAIN and simple. The Bible answers all of it's own mysteries. Proof that Jesus did not follow the Jewish Calendar? His Passover was 1 Day BEFORE the Jewish Passover! Nobody ever notices that fact..... Even the Armstrong's can't figure out the holydays because they never understood that the calendar Christ was following was the one that Moses followed and NOT the one the Jews were following then.

Here is a rabbi, coming to some of the same conclusions – those who follow the lunar calendar are actually following the Babylonian Calendar!

New moon takes the bull by the horns

By Ilan Ben Zion

 

Magnificent 8th century stone monument at Israel Museum preserves link between ancient Aramean god and Jewish calendar

image from cdn.timesofisrael.comIt’s easy to walk past the gray-brown slab of basalt in the Israel Museum’s archaeology wing and pay it no heed. (I confess to have done so numerous times; the silver amulets bearing ancient renditions of the priestly blessing garner far more attention.) But etched into the monumental stele’s pocked surface is a mysterious figure central to understanding the significance of the lunar god in ancient Canaan and the origins of the Jewish veneration of the new moon. The nearly four-foot-tall volcanic stone is marked with a striking bull-headed figure whose powerful gaze bores through the viewer. Its horns bend inward like the sliver of a day-old moon.

According to the biblical account, King David married Maachah, the daughter of King Talmai of Geshur, forging a political alliance between Israel and its stronger neighbor. In 732 BCE, Assyrian King Tiglath-Pileser III embarked on a campaign of conquest and destruction in Canaan. Bethsaida, like many cities in the southern Levant, was put to the sword. The stele was smashed and cast down in ruin.

So the god depicted on the stele was an incarnation of Baal? It’s not as clearcut as that, Arie admits. The bull’s head on the Bethsaida stele is surmounted by horns forming a clearly defined crescent moon, suggesting it may represent a lunar deity.

Although the storm god reigned supreme among the Arameans, as the Syrian kingdom fell under Assyrian influence, the moon god — particularly the new moon — found increased significance in the Aramean and Israelite pantheons, Swiss Near East expert Othmar Keel said.

Keel enumerated over 100 depictions of the Near Eastern god represented by the crescent moon affixed atop a pole in his exhaustive work “Goddesses and Trees, New Moon and Yahweh.” Nearly exact copies of the Bethsaida stele have been found at sites in Syria and southern Turkey — a staff topped by a bull’s head whose horns form the crescent moon.

The significance of the cryptic bull-headed moon god looming in Israel Museum’s galleries remains a subject of heated scholarly debate — not everyone is convinced of Keel’s thesis — but vestiges of its worship may persevere in modern Judaism. Whether true or not, the lunar calendar and celebration of the new moon in today’s liturgy harks back to the age preserved in the Bethsaida stele.   Read the complete article HERE

 

What Day did Jesus Die?

Passover

By Bob Barney

During this Passover season, many Christians who understand that Passover and not Easter are what Christ and the early Church of God observed. Today, thousands of Jews and Sabbath keeping Christians still observe the Passover in the spring. Everyone knows, Jesus kept the Passover, from the time of His youth. Luke records:

His parents went to Jerusalem every year at the Feast of the Passover. And when He was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem according to the custom of the feast (Luke 2:41-42).
The Apostle Paul also understood that that Jesus was a symbolic replacement for the Passover lamb that the Jewish people used. He also taught that Christians should still continue to observe Passover:
Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us. Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth (1 Corinthians 5:7-8).

But how were Christians to do this?

 

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The real Passover ends tonight, as others start to celebrate it on the 20th

Bob Barney
    Tonight marks the end of Passover, the seven days of unleavened bread that God told us to Feastofthelord observe as an everlasting memorial where nobody is supposed to eat anything that contains yeast. Yeast, or leaven, symbolizes sin as unleavened symbolizes God's sinless nature. The Bible only has one definition of sin that most just don't like to know. "Sin IS the transgression of the Law." If the Law has been "done away with" then there is no sin! We are instructed to follow the Biblical rather than our pagan holidays in order to understand just how we are supposed to live in our present moral lives. God's true holidays paint a picture of the perfect world that is coming with Jesus when he returns to earth. No, he will not be following Easter, but he will be commanding all of us to observe the holidays set forth by Him in the Bible.

Most of the world, including Jews, Messianic Jews and seventh-day Christians observe Tonight as the start of Passover, as they follow a lunar, Babylonian inspired calendar. So for those observers... Happy Passover!

Tomorrow is yet another holiday for God's church, it is called The Feast of Unleavened Bread! Then afterwards comes the last spring Holy Day called FIRST FRUITS.  That's after the seven  days, we call Passover week Starting the day AFTER Passover week on First Fruits, we are to begin counting 50 days to the next big holiday in God's seasonal plan called PENTECOST. On Pentecost, two major events happened. The first was it was on Pentecost that Moses received the TEN COMMANDMENTS from Jesus (The God of the Old Testament) and second, it is the holiday that the New Testament church received the Holy Spirit! Now can you understand better why both events happened on this day? It is because God's Law is still in force today, but in the New Testament, the Law has moved from stone, to our hearts and minds by the power of the Spirit!

When we follow God's seasonal holidays, God's plan becomes simple to see.