Barry Smith (New Zealand) : biography
Barry Rumsey Smith (10 May 1933 – 27 June 2002) was a Christian preacher and author from New Zealand. Smith travelled extensively preaching throughout the Pacific, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and around the world. He wrote eight books with the theme of end times prophecy. His writings also appeared in his monthly newspaper Omega Times.
Smith was highly concerned about the New World Order, One World Government and the Mark of the Beast, which he believed would be achieved through some form of modern technology such as barcode tattoos, or a subcutaneous chip used to replace money, such as those currently being sold by VeriChip. He stated that he was not a prophet (more precisely that he had no supernatural prescient knowledge of further events) but that his analysis of global situations coupled with his understanding of biblical end-times prophesy led him to make predictions concerning near-future global events.
Although many of his predictions were wrong in their timing, many are said to have come to fruition or arguably will occur in the future, such as the development of the subcutaneous RFID implant, the rise of terrorism, as well as the Middle East Conflicts. He also predicted that the rise of globalisation was a precursor to a one world government and another global financial crisis on a par with the 1929 stock market crash. For Barry Smith, a one world government would be satanic and evil, a belief taken from his study of biblical prophecy.
He was strongly Anti-Masonic. He talked about the detail of the "great seal" on the US $1 bill, linking the symbolism to Freemasony, and the layout of certain landmark buildings in Washington DC in which he claimed could be found the Masonic square and compass, and the inverted pentagram.
Smith wrote several books (see details below) and gave regular public addresses, usually to audiences at churches both in major cities and small towns all around the world. His themes were principally Christian eschatology, conspiracy theory and a Christian evangelical message encouraging his audiences to accept Jesus Christ as their Saviour.
Many bold claims were made by Smith, both in his books and at his public meetings which were controversial. He preached and lectured using many anecdotes, many of which were not easy to independently verify. Frequently it was not clear through how many intermediaries a story had passed before reaching him and his audience.
Smith was a proponent of the 9/11 conspiracy theories, claiming that the 11 September attacks were orchestrated by the US federal government. He stated that he was not a prophet and admitted that he made mistaken predictions, claiming that he was just "a commentator". Shortly before his death in 2002 he was forecasting an imminent worldwide financial and economic "collapse". At the end of 2008, that is one forecast whose fulfillment some would see in contemporary events. Some of the concerns Barry Smith had in relation to the New World Order and its surrounding issues have also been addressed in a similar fashion by Dr Stan Monteith.Santa Cruz Community Guide End Time Ministeries Resource Centre, Extracts from Dr. Stanley Monteith’sbook… , His favourite song was "Amazing Grace", with which he ended his meetings and in his eyes his greatest success was not in forecasting future events, but in leading large numbers of individuals to accept Jesus as their Lord and Saviour. The churches he preached at appreciated his work and many invited him back repeatedly during his lifetime.
(The best validation of these comments is by referral to his own videos or books which may be obtained . Some are also broadcast by God Channel TV.)
In an interview published in Challenge Weekly, a New Zealand Christian newspaper, Smith commented on the collapse of the world economy and that the mark of the beast was already being advertised around the world. His belief was that it was a tiny electronic radio frequency chip that was placed under the skin. He said that animals were being chipped and that there were plans to put them on humans.Berean Publishers The website reported that amongst The New World Order and Trilateral Commission, micro chipping was one of the subjects he liked to talk about.EX_Catholics for Christ website The website talks about Mondex implants and relates to and reflects on the words of Barry Smith who warned of the implanted microchip and the Mark of the beast.Christian Witness Ministries
There have been cases similar to what Barry Smith has predicted. An example would be in 2008 when Verichip was set to implant patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Also Meritum Media website reported on a case where Suzan Shipper, a 57 year old woman who had her 84 year old husband who was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease chiped, decided to have herself chipped as well.Meritum Media
- Warning (1980), ISBN 0-908961-03-0
- Second Warning (1985), ISBN 0-908961-01-4
- Final Notice (1989), ISBN 0-908961-02-2
- Postscript (1992), ISBN 0-908961-04-9
- …Better Than Nostradamus (1996), ISBN 0-908961-05-7
- The Devil’s Jigsaw (1998) ISBN 0-908961-08-1
- I Spy with My Little Eye (1999), ISBN 0-908961-07-3
- Unlocking the Ultimate Secret (2002), ISBN 0-908961-09-X
- Back Door to the New World Order by Barry Smith