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Hi Bob Barney here for the plaintruthtoday.

Today's story is tragedy.

A little boy is killed by a deranged monster, or some small child drowns in their family swimming pool. A soldier escapes death in Iraq only to come home and get them self shot in the streets of Chicago.

Recently, while looking up an online website which records Vietnam War deaths by the city in the state; Where they came from,  I found the only guy  died from my hometown in that terrible war. He was only one.  His name is Robert Barry and he was a lance corporal.  He went by the name Bobby Barry and the article described him as a nice, but tough kid, that I join the Marines because he had a fight with his girlfriend, and he died on October 12, 1966. I was only 11 years old he was only 19. 

I don’t know what shocked me so much about reading this. I didn’t know him, I probably never even met him, but he is the only one that died from my town in a war that killed so many guys. Yes, he died in a miserable place far away from home. Where a bunch of evil and greedy politicians sent him to fight in a war they never even intended to win.

Yeah, he had a fight with his girlfriend and she probably blamed herself for the rest of her life for his death.

Why did he die?  Greed.  It’s all about the American military industrial complex making their money.  Building arms of war,  they get rich, along with their allies in politics.

Many often wonder how these things can happen in the modern world.  People say, "how can I loving God allow such tragedies?"


Well it's because we wanna blame God or guns, conservatives, the media, anybody else -- other than ourselves of course -- for such tragedies.

They look outward when actually they should be looking inward. Where is God? They ask 

So many self-righteous atheist smile and laugh when tragedies like these occur, because to their mind, it proves that God does not even exist anyway.

And where is God when millions abortions happen each year?

The Plain Truth is that God is in heaven, and He’s allowing us to run our own lives, follow our own ways, worship our own false gods and follow  pagan holidays.

God has nothing to do with with any of this.

Most people probably,  yourself included, do not want God in their life.

It’s a hard simple fact and let’s be honest.  You don’t want God telling you not to do the things you want to do. You want to be an adult - you may be 99 years old - for the most part, you aren't any different than a stubborn, three year old or the 17 year old teenager who knows everything and says to himself "I know what’s best for me. Goodbye folks," walks out and slams the door.

The problem is, we don’t know what’s good for us.  We never outgrow our childhood rebellious ways right up to the moment of our last breath,  We act like children to God . Hey, I’m no different than you are. I may be worse because I know why there is tragedy in the world, yet I still find myself at odds with God over it.

You may have the excuse of ignorance, I don’t, but I think if you were in my shoes, even knowing what I know, you would act the way that I act because the truth is, we’re just products of human nature!

We do get a little help from the signals we receive from the devil, but we are at odds with God‘s ways and God‘s laws.... That simple

So the fake Christian ministers make it simple to lie about God.  They will not tell you that Jesus Christ is the God of the Old Testament,  who wrote the 10 Commandments with his own finger. If they did, they would have to admit that that mean Old Testament God that we think is the Father God, is none other than Jesus Christ himself! In His pre-human existence. --  the same God (Jesus Christ), who put lawbreakers to death and ordered the deaths of women and children.

So they lie about almost everything that Christ said, even in the Old Testament or the New.  Everything that he said that doesn’t match their narrative -- that is.  They know we don’t want to listen to God, so they make a God that will fit our liking - a god who allows us to do whatever we want to do.  A make believe in God, supposedly made out of pure love, who doesn’t punish the sinner.

This reminds me of Don Imus', Billy sol Harkis evangelist routine back in the 1970s..   It went a little bit like this:  “buy my blank Bible write your own scripture and never sin again” —yeah that sounds funny until we realize that is what we are all like today

Yes, we want to follow a God of  convenience and not a God who orders us around to obey some physical or spiritual law that we don’t want to. We want to follow Christmas now because we think  it’s found in the Bible (and it’s not.) But because it makes us feel good we really don’t care what God thinks about the holiday do we?   No we don’t care what God thinks it all because if we did care, with a very little research, we could draw a conclusion that Christmas is pagan.

But we don’t want to draw that conclusion.  We don’t want to face it because we are in a form of denial.

We deny God and God‘s ways, and we want to find a way to justify it.

We deny that tragedies will ever happen to us, and when they do, we say "oh God, why didn’t happen to us we didn’t deserve it."

Jesus was asked the same question 2000 years ago-- you’ll find it in Luke chapter 13 verses 1 through 5, "now there were some present at the time who told Jesus about the Galileans, whose blood Pilot had mixed with their sacrifices.

"And Jesus answered "do you think of these Galileans, or worst sinners than all the other Galileans because they suffered in this way?   I tell you no!  But unless you repent, you too will also perish. 

"And those 18, who died when the tower of Siloam fell on them…. Do you think they were more guilty of crimes than all the others living in Jerusalem at that time?

"I tell you know, but again, unless you repent, you too will also perish..."


Repent of what?

The answer is sin 

You know, in the Bible, there’s only one place where you can find a definition for sin, which says sin is....

That place is in 1 John 3-4, and it states "whoever commits sin breaks the law —for sin is the transgression of the law"

Did you read that....  Sin is breaking God’s law

and the next question what law? 

The answer is simple.  The 10 Commandments - the same again that Jesus wrote himself with his finger, with Moses watching.

It’s the 10 Commandments..  One of them that says observe the Sabbath Day.

The sabbath day is not Sunday. It never was and I never will be. It’s actually the day that we call Saturday, which starts in the morning, and ends the following morning-- we call Sunday morning.  God commands us to follow His laws and not our laws.  However for most Christians, we think that loving Jesus, and believing in Jesus is all we really have to do. And then we will be saved.  Isn't that what we’re told?

Yet Jesus said, "why do you call me lord lord, and do not do the things that I say to do?"

You’ll find that Matthew 7 verses, 13 through 28, by the way - if you’re interested.

Christ tells us enter through the narrow gate for wide is the gate in broad is the road that leads to destruction.

Yet we are convinced by our lying ministers that it’s easy to get to heaven, even though the Bible claims no one’s ever gone to heaven, nor will anyone ever go to heaven when they die.  Jesus then goes on about  these false ministers "watch out for the false prophets (or ministers) they come to you in sheep’s clothing by inwardly. They are wolves and by their fruit you’ll recognize them."  And that’s exactly what they are. 

So, according to Jesus, are you really than a Christian just because you claim to be or because you believe in him?

Well, this is what Jesus says  and you can find it in the Bible. He says  "not everyone who says to me lord lord, will enter into the kingdom of Heaven, but only those who do the will of my Father, who is in heaven …. many will say to me on that day, (which is judgment day if you  want to know),  Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out many demons in your name. And in your name perform many miracles?   But I will tell them plainly-- I never knew you. Go away for me you, evildoers, who practice lawlessness, or simply put your lawbreakers 

He goes on to say there, for everyone who hears these words of his and puts them into practice is like a wise man who builds his house on rock.  You see it’s not hard, figuring out why God why God allows tragedies to occur. That’s because the majority of us want to refuse to obey God, and therefore all of us suffer because of that fact

We want a democracy, and God has allowed us to get whatever we ask for until God returns and establishes His own kingdom and His own laws.

We will continue to experience the fate of those who are in rebellion against God. 

Back in the  garden of Eden, it was Adam and Eve who first hid from God after they sinned.  Yes, we hid from God first, and now God is hiding from us, for the most part.  God is allowing us to see the results of what are human nature does.. It controls our minds and our bodies, and the result is misery, tragedy, and  death.

God has allowed mankind to write up his own laws, his own holidays, his own government, and yes, his own religion.  Just too bad that we want to attach God's name to our religion, but it is man’s religion and God has nothing to do with it .  And yes, tragedy will continue until the very day that Christ returns 

And that my friends is the plaintruth. This is Bob Barney. 

Further Reading Links:

Oh God Where were you when a Human Slaughtered 20 people today in El Paso?


Jesus ‘declared He’s God of Old Testament’


Does God Care?