Prophecy and the NewsTweet
Posted 10/3/15 at 8:32 PM | Michael Bresciani
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.” (Pr 9: 10)
The fear (reverential awe) spoken of in Proverbs has to do with choosing both a source and a direction. When men choose God for their source and their directions in life they have passed out of darkness and into both light and life.
After utilizing a little empiricism to discover how God produced the worlds, the natural man engages pride, vanity and self-assurance to dismiss God. Then man proceeds to relegate faith in God to superstition, religious nonsense and laughable error.
They don’t stop learning because of this pathology, but they can never arrive at the right conclusions about many things including the most important one of all – their future.
Now that the hype about blood moons has gone
This writer gave fair warning about the blood moons long ago. Signs and emerging trends are capable of producing anticipation, ecstatic imaginations and lots of hype, but the truth of scripture is the strong steady stream of revelation which alone can be trusted.
The people of God must not look to astronomy, astrology or fanciful predictions and Nostradamus like veiled prophecies for guidance – it is idolatry. FULL POST
Posted 9/28/15 at 7:00 PM | Michael Bresciani
In the PC climate of today any correction or allusion to truth either dies in the face of cultural trends or is construed as bashing, hatred or some new phobia.
The reasons 950 million Protestants who have not fallen into apostasy believe the scriptures alone are authoritative and not the Pope have always been known, but the world is both prone and prophetically driven to choose the path of religious dogma rather than accept the authority of scripture.
An amateur or a first year student of the Greek language knows that Christ was referring to himself as the Rock upon which the church would be built and not Peter.
Now, 1700 years after the start of Catholicism the error is bringing forth its fruit.
It will not end well, and there is no time left for apologies – only fair warning can be made at this point. The error of 1700 years of encyclicals, Vatican councils, patristic teachings and false authority will actually help to lead nations to the antichrist and the sudden destruction of the city of Rome itself. (Rev 17: 1-18) FULL POST
Posted 9/23/15 at 12:36 PM | Michael Bresciani
Should we ask Donald Trump or Forrest Gump these all important questions? The Donald calls a lot of people “stupid”- Forrest Gump at least offered a definition for stupid.
Gump said – “Stupid is as stupid does"
In the area of what Trump has done or what he is doing, we will have to eliminate the acquisition of ten billion dollars for the obvious reasons. A child’s first trip to Disney World and an adult’s first million dollars are both pretty much fantasies for the average American so for the sake of this argument we will set aside the entire matter of acquiring wealth for the more practical questions that we actually will have to answer on a daily basis.
1. What’s the Difference between Russia’s Putin and the average American Citizen?
What president in our history has ever claimed that he could get along with our strongest protagonist and potential enemy (Putin) all while calling many of our own citizens stupid? If you can’t get along with us – what makes Putin so special?
Not everyone in the nation is onboard the Trump train; many of us got off quickly after applying Gump’s definition of “stupid” to this question. FULL POST
Posted 9/18/15 at 10:30 AM | Michael Bresciani
While this comparison may seem all too rudimentary, it is not, considering the kinds of choices America has been making lately.
Really – a nation that thinks stuffing the lifeless bodies of 55 million little humans into medical waste receptacles is part of - ‘women’s health?’ Are we indeed yet ‘Columbia the Gem of the Ocean’ or have we become the lifeless, stagnant, stinking waters of the great Sargasso Sea?
Then along comes the latest tryst between moral decadence and social trends in our turbulent history which produced the judicial lunacy known as Obergefell v. Hodges. Now, childless, Godless and perverted relationships are given the greenlight for some kind of artificial dignity among men, however feigned that may actually be.
Seeing this, is why I am reticent to assume that we are all simply spot-on wise enough to make the simple comparison between a bragging king and a faith filled shepherd boy from Israel.
There is no need for apologies (something Trump has taught us already) no disclaimers, no patronizing or mitigating is needed because the huff and puff is getting old – now we looking for substance – not the kind that can be deposited in the bank. FULL POST
Posted 9/15/15 at 9:02 PM | Michael Bresciani
One of the chief reasons that Christians were dragged into the arenas and the Coliseum was because they would not heel to the Roman law that required that they name no other King besides the Roman emperor.
For true Christians not naming Christ as our King would be the equivalent of blasphemy. The world does not understand that if we would proclaim his name to our own hurt, including death that means we accept everything God has said as ultimate authority.
If Christ says marriage is only real between one man and one woman we don’t care if Sodomites proclaim that they were born that way – we know who provoked that lie and it was not the Father of mankind, but it is the father of lies. (Jn 8: 44)
But America is in a phase of high presumption and while ancient Israel was accused of asking what it was that God was making; America presumes that there is no Maker and that these pots (us) came about with no potter.
“Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, what makest thou? Or thy work, He hath no hands?” (Isa 45: 9) FULL POST
Posted 9/11/15 at 8:58 PM | Michael Bresciani
When does wishful thinking become dangerous and when does naiveté pose a serious threat to our future. Is it a deep complicated issue to be hashed out in endless debate and heated discourse? Beware - the answer, so plain and right in our face, may be the stumbling block that brings us down with a whimper rather than the war cry of the mighty.
If we blithely refuse to dance to the piper will we bravely go on to ignore the trumpet? Here’s the answer in all its simplicity - it cannot be done.
We have a clear choice. We are called to the last dance, but we will be dragged to the last trump.
“We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned unto you, and ye have not lamented.” (Mt 11: 17)
“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first.” (1Th 4: 16)
Both Shepard Smith’s rant and Donald Trump’s promise are cut from the same cloth
Major Fox reporter Shepard Smith declared that Christians are “haters” and Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis is a bigot. After, stepping back to take a breath we can only stand in awe. We must borrow an oft used phrase from the Donald and with only a slight modification we can see what is clearly the best example of ‘spiritual stupidity’ in the last decade. FULL POST
Posted 9/6/15 at 4:58 PM | Michael Bresciani
After the arrest of Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis the voices of those who see what is happening as a result of Obergefell V. Hodges are sending a cry and a call to action.
Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has started a website to support Clerk Davis at FreeKimDavisNow.com
The question is why are we waiting until the results of the last seven years of the belligerent gay agenda to take root? It may take years to undo the radical and immoral twisting which is tearing at the fabric of our nation.
After something like the arrest of Davis, the internet is buzzing with all the names of well-known writers and experts. Complicated articles and deep comparisons from other rulings are used to make arguments that few will read, much less, understand.
It is not so complicated, it has a beginning and it certainly has an ending.
The liberals and brain dead of our nation have made trends, the trend, and it seems that America’s children are not all they are willing to abort. Justice, truth and wisdom are all in danger of being subverted, killed and discarded as so much refuse.
Let me be clear, just as the life of our little ones is snuffed out in callous, Godless abortion mills – the life of our nation will drain like so much blood to the ground until what is left of our nation will only be shame and ultimately death. FULL POST
Posted 9/4/15 at 6:42 AM | Michael Bresciani
In a world where subjectivism and liberalism has overcome hard reality you may wish yourself to be Sinbad the Sailor and while you will never actually become Sinbad – in our foolish world the public must accept your assertion or be charged with discrimination followed by prosecution.
This is America today – except in Kentucky. A remarkable women, a stalwart for what is right, a heroine for conscience and a women of biblical convictions has done what we should all be doing. She has said no to the Sodomites who would subvert the very will and counsel of the Living God.
In a wonderful article entitled “Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis is the Only One Obeying the Law” written by Bryan Fischer the reasons Kim Davis is well within the law and her own powerful religious convictions are clearly illuminated.
Fischer writes, “A corollary to the maxim that we are a nation of laws is that we are decidedly not a nation of “rulings.” A court ruling is not a “law,” it is a “ruling.” It may have the force of law due to the abject acquiescence of a meekly compliant people, but it is not a law. A “law” is not a “law” unless it is enacted according to constitutional procedure. Under our Constitution, courts have no power to make or change law, none whatsoever.” FULL POST
Posted 8/28/15 at 9:09 PM | Michael Bresciani
Since long titles wreak havoc with publishers I abandoned my first choice for this piece. See if you like it – sing along with me!
Five negative articles, four calling birds, three French hens, too many candidates - and a Donald in a pear tree
Recently a blogger asked me why I wrote five fairly negative articles about Donald Trump. I corrected him by saying I wrote five articles, but one was positive and one simply included Trump, but he was not the subject of the piece.
I rather like the Donald, but I have serious doubts about his ability to be president. He could win, but will America win?
I loved the story about how he let a family use his private jet to transport a very sick child to the hospital even while none of the major airlines was willing to help.
Today I heard him describe what he would do for veterans. I heard about his faith and his connection to the Presbyterian Church.
He said the evangelicals love him, but that’s the same 60 million who stayed home or voted for Barack in 2012. It is the same group that is sliding into wholesale apostasy faster than the speed of betrayal. Main line historic denominations are practically unrecognizable and have slid off their foundations under the influence of liberalism for an entire generation. Not much to brag about here. FULL POST
Posted 8/24/15 at 7:08 AM | Michael Bresciani
“The road to hell is paved with good intentions” – Anon.
After entering Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama Friday August 21, 2015 what followed were a personal pronoun fest and the now familiar story of the conversion of a government building to a plush hotel. Trump used the pronouns I, me, and my, about 300 times (give or take) but nothing much new was offered or any different than previous speeches.
After bashing China, Mexico, democrats and a good number of republicans the rest of the speech took on the nature of a road to riches rally led by a financial guru who verily promises that everyone will emerge rich and prosperous if they only follow the plan – and the leader.
The crowd cheered to the promise of a mighty revival of military might and the oft repeated campaign slogan and promise to - “Make America Great Again.”
It is here that I am forced to start with a paragraph from my last article; it is a statement that undoubtedly I will have to make for the next year and a half until the election period is finished FULL POST