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Thanksgiving... It is a tribute to God!

First published Thanksgiving 2008


One of the most popular stories ever told is about the first Thanksgiving. School children are taught time and time again of how in the Autumn of 1621, the pilgrims ate alongside the Indians in celebration of a successful harvest.  Although they 1 did have a three-day feast in celebration of such bounty, this "first Thanksgiving" was not a holiday but simply a gathering. There is little evidence that this feast of thanks led directly to our modern Thanksgiving Day holiday. Thanksgiving can, however, be traced back to 1863 when President Lincoln became the first president to proclaim Thanksgiving Day. The holiday has been a fixture of late November ever since.

Let us take a closer look at just what took place leading up to that event and then what happened in the centuries afterward that finally gave us our modern Thanksgiving.

The Pilgrims who sailed to this country aboard the Mayflower were originally members of the English Separatist Church. They were NOT the Puritans that we read so much about. Puritans did not believe in separating themselves from society, as the Pilgrims did. They had earlier fled their home in England and sailed to Holland (The Netherlands) to escape religious persecution. There, they enjoyed more religious tolerance, but they eventually became disenchanted with the Dutch way of life, thinking it ungodly. Seeking a better life, the Separatists negotiated with a London stock company to finance a pilgrimage to America. Most of those making the trip aboard the Mayflower were non-Separatists but were hired to protect the company's interests. Only about one-third of the original colonists were Separatists.



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The Pilgrims Brought the Values that Shaped Freedom-Loving America

From CBNNEWS.COM. Paul Strand

Did you know?

30 Million Americans Descended from the Mayflower Pilgrims from only 51 people?

They Wanted to Obey the Bible, not man's laws.

Our Declaration & Constitution: came from the Mayflower Compact.

Pilgrims Didn't Mistreat theNative Indians and actually bought the land they settled on from the Indians at the price the Indians came up with?

'Obedience to God Means Resistance to Tyrants'


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The Pilgrims didn't just give America Thanksgiving celebrations. They believed religious freedom and liberty were worth dying for. They made the Bible America's most-read guide to life. And the Pilgrims' covenant with God and man in 1620 and the form of self-rule they pioneered would eventually shape America's Constitution and the entire government.

"2022 is the 402th anniversary of the founding of Plymouth. I think that's a huge milestone. It's a great milestone in human history," said Christian historian Jerry Newcombe, producer of the documentary, "The Pilgrims." 

"The Pilgrims" looks at how those 51 surviving Pilgrims not only lived through their first brutal Massachusetts winter but went on to influence their future nation.
"This small, small group casts a very large shadow," Newcombe told CBN News.
30 Million Americans Descended from the Mayflower Pilgrims

In Newcombe's documentary, Pilgrim reenactor Leo Martin, founder of Plymouth's Jenney Museum, asks, "Did you know today that 10 percent of the population of the United States are Mayflower descendants? 30 million people from 51."
"The Pilgrims founded America for all intents and purposes," argues Prager U founder Dennis Prager in the documentary.
In those days, England demanded all its citizens belong to the Church of England and conform to its beliefs…or face harsh punishment.
They Wanted to Obey the Bible, Not the Church of England

"You will worship as they say you worship," Plymouth Rock Foundation founder Paul Jehle told Newcombe. "And so to do this illegally meant you could be arrested. If you continued, you could be put to death. In fact, some of the friends of the Pilgrims were killed in the Tower of London."

So the Pilgrims fled.
"They just wanted to worship Jesus and the purity of the Gospel, and the king wouldn't let them do that. He was ruling over their conscience. That's why they fled," Newcombe explained to CBN News.
They'd come to believe in radical ideas they found in the Bible: like they had rights given by God, and that He wanted them to be free, to govern themselves from within.
The Most Precious Cargo was the Ideas

"The Mayflower was a cargo ship. But the most precious cargo that was carried across the Atlantic were the ideas in the hearts of the Pilgrims that were drawn from the Bible," Jehle says in "The Pilgrims." 

He continues, "You see the seeds of liberty – both religious liberty and civil liberty – and the idea of self-government and rule from within, all these are within that body of Pilgrims."

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A Great Week to Celebrate the Farmer ~ PARALLEL ECONOMIES - AGRICULTURE by Joel Salatin

A proud farmer worth listening to...what abundance we have been given by God and what an enormous responsibility does the farmer have on his shoulders. Here is Joel Salatin who understands just that and who calls himself a Christian libertarian environmentalist capitalist lunatic farmer. He spoke at Hillsdale last week and it was a riveting and engaging speech. 

When we look through our plate at dinner, what do we see?  Imagine the farms on the other side, the foodscape on the other side, the nutritional commitment on the other side.  Dear folks, we need to make our menus agree with what we know and believe in our minds.

  What I propose here is a long-term solution, an abundant solution, a people-affirming solution.  God help us to love it, do it, embrace it. ~ JS

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            This spring when Russia invaded Ukraine, fertilizer prices increased in some cases 400 percent and global grain shipments sputtered, our farm didn’t feel anything because we don’t buy fertilizer and we don’t buy foreign grain.  Suddenly our years of being marginalized by the agri-industrial complex inverted and interest in our methods and madness exploded.  Both farmers and non-farmers began asking “how do we disentangle from the system?”

            “Just in time,” the darling inventory phrase of recent decades, changed to “just in case” as supply lines fractured.  Culturally, a society detached from menial life tasks like farm chores and kitchen duties, suddenly found itself vulnerable to unforeseen fragilities.  The food and farming sector goal switched from efficiency to resiliency.  In the spring of 2020, as covid’s black swan permeated the world, store shelves went bare.  Farmers euthanized (that means killed and threw away) millions of chickens, turkeys, and hogs because mega-processing plants couldn’t maintain operations.

            At our house, we neither worried nor feared because we had freezers full of meat and a basement full of canned garden produce.  I don’t say all this proudly; I say it gratefully, and as a challenge to everyone:  freedom comes from participation.  We’ve spent a couple of generations exiting historically normal tasks and behavior, from integrating livestock and crops, growing gardens, buying locally and cultivating domestic culinary arts.  We even abandoned breast feeding our babies for a couple of decades.

            We thought squeezable cheese and subcontracting kitchen duties to mega-corporate entities, replacing decomposition with chemical fertilizer, honey with refined sugar, and butter with hydrogenated vegetable oil would launch us into a new freedom nirvana.  But instead, it shackled us, enslaved us to nefarious scientists bringing us fertilizer and menus from laboratories instead of from God’s ecological womb.  Those of us who continued to participate in historically-normal farm chores, garden production, local or biologically grown sustenance, and domestic culinary arts are today enjoying more independence and freedom.  You cannot have freedom without participation.

            Here are two questions to ponder.  First, would America’s food system have convulsed as violently if instead of 300 mega-processing facilities employing 5,000 people apiece we funneled our food through 300,000 community-scaled 20-50-employee facilities?  The second question is when rocky disruptions affect our ship of state, would you rather navigate dangerous shoals in a maneuverable speedboat or an aircraft carrier that takes 10 miles to turn around? 

            Let’s examine what a food and farming parallel universe would look like by juxtaposing current objectives with the lunatic fringe alternative.

            1.  CHEAP FOOD VERSUS PRECIOUS FOOD.  If one thing defines American agriculture, it is dedication to cheap food.  American per capita expenditure on food is the lowest in the world; our per capita expenditure on health care is the highest.  Cheap food promised to give us spendable cash to attend football games and casinos, cruises and movies. 

            It created a love affair with Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOS) that became incubators for disease.  Floating on a sea of cheap energy, these facilities promised mechanized farming and pharmaceutical health.  Subtherapeutic antibiotic use created a world of superbugs like mRSA and cDiff.  A brand-new lexicon burst on the American vocabulary:  campylobacter, lysteria, E. coli, salmonella, food allergies, Type 2 diabetes:  these are nature, beaten and abused, on its knees, pleading and begging “Enough!”     

            Instead of God’s designed decomposition driving fertility, petroleum-based chemical fertilizers substituted, like an intravenous feeding tube replacing edible food. In short order, our agriculture system created a dead zone the size of Rhode Island in the Gulf of Mexico, infertile frogs, and three-legged salamanders.  And now our life expectancy is dropping; we’re addicted to pharmaceuticals; physical and emotional maladies plague our nation.


And always a great reminder from Paul Harvey of God's chosen ones to till the soil and provide the bounty we so easily enjoy! So God Made A Farmer!

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Kennedy is long gone, but the stories linger

The unresolved conspiracy theories surrounding the late US president John F. Kennedy's death remain to this day

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Kennedy was part of a motorcade along with his wife, Jacqueline, on the streets of Dallas when he was shot at by Oswald from atop a nearby building. (Shutterstock)

Ask any American who they think killed President John F. Kennedy, and you’re sure to receive a wide range of answers.

There’s the official government conclusion from the Warren Commission that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone when he killed the president on November 22, 1963, in Dallas.

And then there’s the wide swath of conspiracy theories that Oswald had help from other people, according to Gallup.

Right after Kennedy’s death, Gallup found that 52 percent of Americans thought Oswald was part of a larger conspiracy, with just 29 percent saying he did it all by himself. The belief that others worked alongside Oswald has never dipped below 50 percent in Gallup polling and peaked at 81 percent in 1976.

Gallup is not alone in its findings. FiveThirtyEight .

Overall, FiveThirtyEight had the same findings as Gallup did in its latest poll in 2013: 61 percent of Americans believe Kennedy “wasn’t killed by Oswald alone.” Only 33 percent say it was just Oswald.

Of all the demographic groups polled, only one had a minority of conspiracy believers — white college graduates, with 46 percent holding that belief.

Here are a few of the popular theories that fuel the disconnect between the official government findings and public opinion.

A Second Shooter

Separate from the Warren Commission, President Lyndon B. Johnson tasked the House of Representatives Select Committee on Assassinations with official fact-finding on who killed JFK. The House report found a “high probability” that two gunmen fired at Kennedy.

This led to the popularization of the term “grassy knoll,” alluding to a hill near Dealey Plaza from where some believe Kennedy‘s true killer fired.

CIA Involvement

The Oliver Stone Film “JFK” posits the idea that the CIA or people associated with the CIA were involved in some way in the Kennedy assassination. Theories range from mild complicity on the CIA‘s part to suggestions that a CIA operative actually fired the deadly shot.

Seven percent of Americans who think Oswald had help say the CIA was involved, according to Gallup’s 2013 survey.

The House Select Committee report said the CIA “was deficient in its collection and sharing of information both prior to and subsequent to the assassination.”

Fidel Castro and Cuba

Earlier in his presidency, Kennedy had signed off on an operation known as the Bay of Pigs Invasion, which ended with a failed attempt to overthrow Fidel Castro‘s communist government.

Following that botched attempt and the Cuban Missile Crisis, one theory goes that Castro had a hand in the assassination, perhaps through some loose association with Lee Harvey Oswald.

Many have speculated that the documents scheduled to be released on Oct. 26 would contain information on, where he may have met with either Cuban or Soviet officials.

This is a belief that 5 percent of Americans who believe in the conspiracy hold, Gallup found.

The Mafia

Most of these theories center around the Cold War tensions of the time in 1963, but many believe it was as simple as a mafia hit.

Kennedy’s brother Robert was attorney general at the time of his big brother’s assassination, and had made it a point to go after organized crime. The House Select Committee’s report concluded that the mafia was not involved, but it did not rule out specific members of the mafia.

In 2013, Gallup found that 13 percent of Americans who believe Kennedy was killed in a conspiracy plot blame the Mafia.


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What Our Presidents’ Thanksgiving Proclamations Tell Us About America

By Samantha Strayer of The Federalist (A great republish from 2015) 

Just as the status of a check-engine light speaks to the soundness of a vehicle, there are indicators throughout society that speak to the soundness of a nation. In a land as vast and populated as ours, with technological advancements once the sole province of science-fiction, it is nearly impossible to count such indicators.

But there is one — simple, short, and easy to read — that clearly reflects the spiritual health of the country: the annual Thanksgiving Day Proclamation.

First, a few clarifications are in order. Giving “thanks” is of course not unique to any particular group of people or geographic location, and expressions of gratitude can take many forms. What has become the American Thanksgiving holiday — aside from packed airports, creepy balloon parades, and political arguments — is really the amalgamation of several traditions: feasting in celebration of a bountiful harvest or military victory and submitting to God through supplication and praise.

Proclaiming a Day of Thanksgiving

George Washington issued the first presidential proclamation on October 3, 1789, recommending all Americans to set aside November 26 as a “Day of National Thanksgiving.” He and his successors through James Madison issued similar proclamations, but only sparingly and at various times of the year. From 1815 through 1860 there were no thanksgiving proclamations whatsoever.

Not until October 3, 1863, the very same day Washington had done 74 years earlier, did the annual tradition begin.

Abraham Lincoln, who venerated Washington and often followed his example, began issuing proclamations his first year in office. But not until October 3, 1863, the very same day Washington had done 74 years earlier, did the annual tradition begin.

Every president since has issued a Thanksgiving Day proclamation specifically set for the end of November. However, only the title, time of year, and — on a very superficial level — the theme of thankfulness has remained the same.


Indeed, no nation can withstand multiple large-scale wars, advancements in science and technology, and challenges to our understanding of human nature and remain unchanged. Whether mere hints or explicit proofs, you can trace national shifts in these proclamations. Most notable and notorious is the Progressive movement and its emphasis on human-generated moral and spiritual “uplift.”

Since Washington’s proclamation was the first of its kind (and President Obama references it in each of his), it is the legitimate standard by which we can and should assess the 2015 proclamation. Here are three notable differences.

1. In Service of God Versus Service to Others

Throughout his proclamation, Washington focuses on God and our relationship to him. Our duties are clear: “acknowledge His providence,” “obey His will,” “be grateful for His benefits,” “humbly implore His protection and favor,” and seek his “pardon for national and other transgressions.” In short, Thanksgiving should be “devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be.”

Washington explains that greater freedom for the individual and entire nation will naturally flow from this godly inclination. Of the 432 words comprising his proclamation, he refers to God 15 times. 


WATCH: Bible prophet's unique story unlocks beautiful predictions for future

'It's just a fascinating picture when you connect all the dots'

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By WND Staff

Euphrates River drying up: Fulfilling Jeremiah’s prophecy?

'A drought against its waters, that they be dried up!'

Euphrates River (Pixabay)

Has Evidence of the Prophet Isaiah Been Found?

In biblical times carved stone seals, typically about the size of a fingernail, were used to stamp small lumps of clay or wax to denote authorship, authenticity or ownership of documents and other objects.  The resulting clay impression is called a bulla  (plural bullae). Such seals are mentioned often in the Bible. A number have been found bearing the names of biblical figures, demonstrating the accuracy of Scripture.

A remarkable archaeological find in Jerusalem of a bulla was made public in February in the combined March-April-May-June 2018 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review under the stunning title “Is This the Prophet Isaiah’s Signature?” The author, archaeologist Eilat Mazar, directed the excavation where the bulla was found south of the Temple Mount.   Read More

How to Make Maple Syrup in Your Own Backyard


DIY Maple Sugaring & List of Maple Syrup Supplies

My backyard’s small sugarbush. Every year we put out 15 or so taps.


It took a few decades, but five years ago I finally got around to setting up my own maple operation. “Modest” would be a generous way of describing it. “Tiny” is more accurate. I pored over Backyard Sugarin’the go-to guide on how to build a shoestring maple-making operation. I came at this with big dreams: Maybe I can sell a few gallons, I thought. Maybe one day I’ll even build my own sugarhouse. You know, give it all up and become a full-time maple syrup maker. Oh, dreams.

The thing is, sugaring has a quick and powerful way of humbling novices. I overboiled an early batch, producing something more akin to candy than syrup. After one long day, I spilled another batch as I attempted to bottle it, and nearly half of what I’d slaved over oozed across my counter. I wanted to curl up in the corner of the kitchen and rock myself to sleep.

But there were some successes, too. I actually did make syrup that first year. I awed my family with the small crop I’d produced and felt sharp pains of agony whenever we, you know, we actually ate it. Can’t we just look at it? I thought. I mean: All. That. Work. No luck. That first year, a few short weeks after I’d made my maple syrup not a trace of it was to be found. So it went the following year. And the year after that.

Over the years my operation has evolved, with a maturing level of methods. My very first batch I tried to cook down on the stove. When that took too long, I turned to the grill and quickly went through a tank only to barely bring my pot of sap to boil. I finally settled on a crude little rig that was made with cinder blocks, disposable cooking pans, and a lot of firewood.


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Cranberries: Top 6 Benefits of These Antioxidant Superfruits

Did you know that cranberries contain one of the highest concentrations of antioxidants of any fruit?

Cranberries - Dr. Axe

By Dr. Josh Axe

Did you know that cranberries contain one of the highest concentrations of antioxidants of any fruit? That’s right — these incredible berries are loaded with health-promoting antioxidants, which help protect cells against free radical damage and aid in the prevention of chronic disease. (1) Cranberries should be a staple on every shopping list for many reasons, including their ability to reduce body-wide inflammation, boost immunity and more.

Ready to learn more about this powerful superfruit and how it can impact your health? Here’s what you need to know the cranberry.

Top 6 Benefits of Cranberries

  1. Prevent and Treat Urinary Tract Infections
  2. Decrease Inflammation
  3. May Help Prevent Certain Cancers
  4. Improve Immune Function
  5. Benefit the Digestive Tract
  6. Reduce Risk of Heart Disease

1. Prevent and Treat Urinary Tract Infections

One of the most well-known cranberry benefits is its ability to act as a home remedy for urinary tract infections (UTIs). UTIs are significantly more common in women than men due to the location of the urethra. They can affect any part of the urinary tract but occur most often in the bladder. (2)

Each year, it’s estimated that urinary tract infections account for about 7 million office visits in the U.S. alone. (3) The infection produces symptoms of frequent, urgent or painful urination, which is sometimes accompanied by abdominal pain or blood in the urine. Most UTIs are caused by a harmful bacteria called Escherichia coli (or E. coli).

Cranberry fruit is thought to contain specific compounds that prevent bacteria from attaching to the inner surface of the urinary tract or bladder. (4) For this reason, many health professionals recommend drinking one to two glasses of 100 percent pure, unsweetened or lightly sweetened cranberry juice a day to aid in the prevention of urinary tract infections. Studies offer evidence that women who drink cranberry juice frequently may suffer fewer symptomatic urinary tract infections. (56)

Cranberry juice, capsules and tablets are good alternatives to antibiotics, which come with a slew of adverse side effects like yeast infections, digestive issues and antibiotic resistance. When reviewers compared cranberry juice, capsules or tablets with a placebo or water for the prevention of UTIs in a variety of populations, results showed that over a 12-month period, cranberry products reduced the overall incidence of UTIs by 35 percent. They also cut the annual rate of new infections by 39 percent in women with recurring UTIs. (7)

2. Decrease Inflammation

Inflammation is at the root of many chronic conditions, including heart disease, autoimmune disease, cancer, diabetes and more. Fortunately, anti-inflammatory foods like cranberries can help naturally combat inflammation thanks to their rich content of antioxidants.

Antioxidants are compounds found in foods with vibrant colors, such as the dark red color of cranberries or the rich blue/purple color of blueberries. All berries help fight free radicals thanks to their antioxidant content, but cranberries are one of the top sources.

Inflammation can occur when the body’s immune system goes into overdrive, working to rid the body of toxins that may come from an unhealthy diet, pollution or other factors. A diet low in antioxidant, anti-inflammatory foods results in an abundance of free radicals within the body. Free radicals are a type of compound that can build up over time, causing inflammation and oxidative damage to cells. Plus, they up the risk of chronic disease. Loading up on antioxidant-rich foods like cranberries is an easy way to fight the effects of free radicals and relieve inflammation.

3. May Help Prevent Certain Cancers

Research shows that cranberries contain cancer-fighting substances that may be helpful in preventing the growth of breast, colon, lung and prostate cancer cells. In fact, both human and animal studies show that cranberries may help slow tumor progression and block the growth of cancer cells. (89) Coupled with their potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, cranberries may help lower the risk of some of the most common types of cancers. That’s why they are considered cancer-fighting foods.



The Plain Truth on Black vs. White Crime Statistics-White Privilege Isn't Real, an uncomfortable look at the facts and the plain truth.

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The myth of white privilege says blacks are arrested and incarcerated at a higher rate due to systemic racism that exists in the law enforcement and court systems. However white privilege isn’t real, and we’re going to prove that institutional racism isn’t the cause, but the breakdown in the family unit and uneducated people who make bad life choices are the real causes of the problem. We will answer these questions:

Do Blacks Commit More Violent Crimes Than Whites? And Why Are Blacks More Likely to Become Criminals

Racism against Blacks?

Black vs White Crime Statistics

Black vs. White Crime Statistics Read the entire Plain Truth here!


Forgiveness! Is it a Christian thing to do?

By Bob Barney-The Plain Truth

image from i.pinimg.comSuppose you owned a very valuable automobile, and someone comes in and steals it. Then your next-door neighbor catches that person and calls the police. The policeman shows up and asks the person who robbed and crashed your beautiful car, “are you sorry?"

The thief responds to the officer, “yes, I am". The officer arrests the man and goes to court and testifying on behalf of the man says he has personally forgiven the man for the crime and asks the judge to do the same. Since the judge being a fine Christian, sees the sincerity in the criminal, also forgives the person and lets the person go.

Now you are out of a car that was destroyed, and you have now had a situation where someone who's done you harm gets off Scot free because he has been forgiven in the name of the goodness in God.

A person comes in and robs your house, rapes and kills your wife and children and then gets apprehended by the police leaving your home covered in your family's blood. Now, your focus is on being a very good Christian, and you decide to forgive the animal that did all this. You then go to court, and you ask the judge and God to forgive the person for the crime he has done against your wife and your children. The press reports the situation as if you are some sort of saint! In this example, yes, by societies standards, you have practiced real Christianity to have forgiven the person who has harmed your family! 

You feel great about yourself, and others marvel at your faith and courage – but how will that go down with your wife and family in the next life? Do you think they will think you had the right to forgive what happened TO THEM?

 You may think that the above cases that I just used our little absurd, and granted I agree they are. However, those cases are exactly what mainstream Christianity tries to force feed its population of what to adhere to. We are told we are to forgive others their sins. Believe it or not, nowhere in the Bible – nor from the word of God or Jesus Christ, are we told to forgive people that sin against other people. There are examples that Jesus gave us to forgive those who sin against us. We have the right to ask God to forgive for someone who harms us, but we do not have the right to forgive people that harm others. It is simply not our right to do so.

The simple plain truth on the topic of forgiveness is this: Only God can forgive sins. We cannot forgive sins. We have the right, and maybe the obligation to ask God to forgive those who sin against us; however, we have no right to ask God to forgive the sins of those who have harmed others – loved ones or not. Yet this is exactly what we are told we are to do. 

Brace yourself for this truth...The Bible says that to forgive people of their sins yourself is blasphemy! You don't have the right to forgive sins, a Catholic priest does not have the right to forgive sins, nor the Pope! Only God can forgive sins... All you can do is ask God to forgive those who sin against you, not others.   Here are some quotes, and brief explanations from the Bible: 

Jesus Forgives and Heals a Paralytic

Matt. 9:9 So He got into a boat, crossed over, and came to His own city. 2 Then behold, they brought to Him a paralytic lying on a bed. When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, “Son, be of good cheer; your sins are forgiven you.”

3 And at once some of the scribes said within themselves, “This Man blasphemes!”

4 But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, “Why do you think evil in your hearts?For which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven you,’ or to say, ‘Arise and walk’? 6 But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins”—then He said to the paralytic, “Arise, take up your bed, and go to your house.” 7 And he arose and departed to his house.

The simple fact is that the scribes knew the law. They knew what blasphemy was, what they didn't know is that Jesus was God and only God can forgive sins.

Here is Jesus' famous little primer on proper prayer. It's found in Matthew Chapter 6:

Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
 Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven. (Notice the Kingdom of God will be on earth!)
 Give us this day our daily bread.
 And forgive us our sins,
As we forgive those who sin against us. (Notice not for sins against others!)
 And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

How did the Apostles forgive sins after Jesus was gone, did they forgive peoples sins and heal them? In Acts Chapter 3, we read:

3 Peter and John were going to the Temple courtyard for the three o’clock prayer. 2 At the same time, a man who had been lame from birth was being carried by some men. Every day these men would put the lame man at a gate in the temple courtyard. The gate was called Beautiful Gate. There he would beg for handouts from people going into the courtyard. 3 When the man saw that Peter and John were about to go into the courtyard, he asked them for a handout.

4 Peter and John stared at him. “Look at us!” Peter said. 5 So the man watched them closely. He expected to receive something from them. 6 However, Peter said to him, “I don’t have any money, but I’ll give you what I do have. Through the power of Jesus Christ from Nazareth, walk!” 7 Peter took hold of the man’s right hand and began to help him up. Immediately, the man’s feet and ankles became strong. 8 Springing to his feet, he stood up and started to walk. He went with Peter and John into the temple courtyard. The man was walking, jumping, and praising God.

Did you notice the apostles forgiving the man, as Jesus did? The simple answer is no, they did not because they understood the truth is that God alone forgives sins. We have the right, and yes, the duty to forgive those who sin against us, but not those who sin against others. The best one can say would be, “May God forgive you for the crimes you have done against others,” but you do not have the right to do so. In fact, doing so is blasphemy.

One last point. God does allow us to collectively or singularly ask for the forgiveness of others who have WRONGED GOD, but not other people other than ourselves. We see examples of Moses praying for the sin of the people against God to be blotted away. God can, and often do this – we are not to try and do the same. Moses never forgave the people himself but asked to do so.

Exodus 32:30

Moses Begs the Lord to Spare the People

30 The next day Moses said to the people, “You have committed a serious sin. Now I will go up the mountain to the Lord. Maybe I will be able to make a payment for your sin and make peace with the Lord for your sin.”

Don't be fooled by others to conform to a Christianity that is really paganism and satanism in the disguise of Christ and God! Read the Bible from cover to cover and learn what it says to do. Follow those words that you read, they are from God and not from men, and you will be shocked to learn The Plain Truth that will set you free from the shackles of so-called “Christianity!"


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Does God Delve into World Events? How About your Life?

By Bob Barney 

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I received a letter from a reader named Ed who wanted to know if God chooses to be involved with world events or does He have more of a 'hands off' approach.  It is a great question and one that we have written numerous articles about on The Plain Truth. One being, "Where is God When Tragedy Strikes?". Our answer may confuse some, including Ed. The Godhead, for the most part does not interfere in human events. Why? This simply is not God’s world!  That’s right, you read that right, this world today is not God’s world.  The governments and the economies of the globe are not God's, and neither is anything relating to the societies in which we operate our daily lives in culturally or religiously. All of this belongs exclusively to us and what a great number of people are unaware of is that it all is secretly ruled by Satan, the devil!

In the Bible, Satan is called the “god of this world.”  “In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not…” (2 Corinthians 4:4). He is the “prince of the power of the air” (Ephesians 2:2), and rules the peoples of this world, even though most do not know this.  He is the great fallen archangel of scripture whom we are told deceives the whole world! (Revelation 12:9). He currently possesses rulership, the control and the sway over governments of the world and over the nations.

When I said that "for the most part God does not interfere in human events", in some ways I expressed to Ed that He does. God is involved with our certain leaders and some governments...especially His called-out ones.  Scripture is very clear that throughout history The Godhead has intervened in world affairs that further God's plan of the Kingdom to come.  


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Actor Jon Voight has made an impassioned plea for former President Donald Trump to be voted back into the White House in 2024 claiming he is the 'only' person who is able 'to rebuild our soil and our land.'

Voight, 83, who has been a devoted supporter of the former president, released the poor-quality video on Sunday which appeared to have been shot on an old cellphone as he made the preacher-like speech, speaking of 'lies' and 'deceit' in the recent midterm elections.  

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This March 14, 2022, handout photo shows an ancient Christian monastery uncovered on Siniyah Island in Umm al-Quwain, United Arab Emirates. (Nasser Muhsen Bin Tooq/Department of Archaeology and Tourism of Umm al-Quwain)

This March 14, 2022, handout photo shows an ancient Christian monastery uncovered on Siniyah Island in Umm al-Quwain, United Arab Emirates. (Nasser Muhsen Bin Tooq/Department of Archaeology and Tourism of Umm al-Quwain)

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Why I support Donald Trump Over Ron DeSantis or any other politician in 2024

By: Bob Barney

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I remember many pro Trump supporters in 2019 who told me God gave us Trump to save this country. Now many of these same people don't want Trump to run again.  Did God change?  Either God gave us Trump or he didn't.  I believe God did and still is offering the American people a way out of our coming disaster. 

I know this will offend many, especially those who have given up on Donald Trump because of his weird antics.  I also respect the job that Ron DeSantis has done in Florida, thanks to the fact that he is governor because of Donald Trump.  If it were not for Donald Trump becoming president in 2017, the so called MAGA, or America First movement would have never begun.  We would not have the Republican so-called “stars” even in office today.  I fear many have forgotten that because they are literally embarrassed by Trump’s cutthroat ways.

Yes, Donald Trump is a fighter. A nasty fighter.  A no holds barred nasty fighter. A terrible enemy if you choose to be his enemy. And most people do not like that about Trump.  Why?  The answer is obvious.  We watch too much TV news.  We have fallen victim to all the Trump derangement syndrome and the propaganda against Trump because the Deep State (government, media, big corporations, and the military) fear that he could win again.  That’s the Plain Truth.

The Deep State isn’t worried about a DeSantis candidacy. They’re not worried about Glenn Younkin or any other politician.  They know that politicians – all of them- can be stopped by their dark satanic ways.  


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