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Posted 1/26/15 at 7:31 PM | Michael Bresciani
America’s premiere nineteenth century folk songster was, hands down, one Stephen Collins Foster. He died a pauper as have many folk songsters before him, but in 1854, Firth, Pond and Company published one of his songs entitled “Hard Times Come Again No More” and it became popular both in America and across the continent of Europe.
Nation founding and pioneering were at their height across the globe, but never so much as in America. Songs of struggles and scarcity were common and Europeans found them interesting in their fully developed nations where poverty was limited to certain cities or regions, but the general welfare of most European citizens was stable.
Foster’s songs invoked the sense of struggle and hard times, but were often misinterpreted as a sign that America was weak and could barely stand to her feet. In fact she was never stronger. Enduring hardships is a cleansing and purifying element that has long gone, and now it may be only the absence of the latest handheld gadget or the money to lavish on entertainment that is considered a hardship.
Difficulty has never made anyone weak if they refuse to move forward conjuring the best attitude and sense of resolve as they go. Was it a prayer or simply a mournful cry for hard times to come no more – in any sense, it was the call for better times that is generated from a belief that they can and will come. FULL POST
Posted 1/13/15 at 11:36 AM | Michael Bresciani
Approximately a quarter of the Bible is prophecy that has to do with how the world goes in the future. It is a detailed picture of many events leading up to the well-known final conflict on earth known as the Battle of Armageddon.
Preceding this event many things have to occur to set the stage. Two of those things are now converging at breakneck speed. They are fully known by the bible believing people of earth, but as predicted they are completely unseen by those who are not.
The convergence of the apostasy (falling away) and political correctness is one of the major prophecies of end times. The world imagines PC to be the means by which everyone learns to walk hand in hand with a smile and that includes all major religions. Prophecy says the world will try it, even as some rush to build nuclear weapons, oppress entire nations and expand their power base right in our smiling happy PC faces.
In the ‘PC prophecy’ war only one emerges as true and it goes without saying which one that will be.
PC guided religion? Satan pulls out his big guns
From the Pope to Oprah Winfrey all seem to be in agreement, God, like gold is wherever you find him. The falsehood of last day’s apostasy has to do with the source or the direction from which your religion originated. If it came from earth, a concoction of rules, liturgies, laws and ceremonies by which to placate God it is always a falsehood. FULL POST
Posted 1/9/15 at 5:27 PM | Michael Bresciani
“The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam" – Barack Obama
These now famous words of the President of the United States were spoken at the U.N. General Assembly September 25, 2012.
This author is of the opinion that French Magazine Charlie Hebdo’s satirical depictions of various religions and leaders are often disrespectful and over the top. I also completely agree that in a free world they did, and always will, have the right to express their views without fear of reprisal and death.
In the free world and in the Christian schools and seminaries of the United States are found works that examine every religion and religious leader known to man. It is because we can examine the lives and teachings by which we are guided that we can also avoid spurious, false and dangerous religions and false teachers.
The list is enormous and it is not biased by anything except the desire to compare what emerges as true and what is simply falsehood and potentially dangerous. In schools where the Bible is the guide the scrutiny is even greater. In fact, even Christian leaders come under heavy scrutiny including the Pope. It is not for satire, but for far more serious purposes to wit: FULL POST
Posted 1/6/15 at 12:39 PM | Michael Bresciani
In the coming year few new predictions are slated for the United States. The focus will soon be Europe and the political changes there will not be noticed until after the 2015 Euro elections are finished.
The U.S. economy is absolutely set to crash if not slide into its last hurrah. Jobs, new businesses and corporate profits will show declines. Obama’s economic policy, started in 2008, will bear fruit in his lame duck years from which there will be little to no recovery. Racial distractions the promised new warfare with the newly elected republican congress and senate will fuel distraction, but provide little economic relief. The predictions are dire.
Interloping into all of Obama’s reckless economics policy will be the battles of social changes, lost freedoms and big government that he has introduced like a blitzkrieg into the America way of life and the pursuit of happiness. Not a very happy prospect.
Even as markets and corporate earnings begin to show decline radicalism, rebellion and general lawlessness will take Obama’s cue and begin its debut both at home and around the world. From Bush’s drive to increase police and law enforcement to the recent cry of protestors in NYC to produce “dead cops” only someone living on a remote desert isle could not see the spirit of lawlessness beginning to flower. FULL POST
Posted 12/29/14 at 12:42 PM | Michael Bresciani
In an old video about people who influence our world was a scene in which noted Swiss born Christian theologian Karl Barth pulled down an old dusty copy of the Bible and began reading. Years of human reasoning and highly intelligent surmising stood by as he pondered the divinely appointed words of the Savior. It created a stir in his soul from which he began to see that what Christ had already said, in all of its power, simplicity and authority gave him a brand new start in life and an entirely new view of the world.
Later, when asked by a newspaper reporter to state briefly the most important thing he had ever learned, he replied with – “Jesus loves me this I know, for the bible tells me so.”
Rather than being curt with the reporter, Barth was indicating that he had regressed to a state of childlikeness, that state where true understanding and wisdom stems from – it is the ability to see unhindered by doubt. It is the state of being that slaughters presuppositions and can see God even in a world where abject darkness prevails. In fact, no wisdom is as pure as the trusting nature found in children. Barth was attesting that he had touched the meaning of Christ’s words even as they touched him. It was the word of God alive in his experience, not just in his head. FULL POST
Posted 12/24/14 at 5:20 AM | Michael Bresciani
Among many problems of publishing a website with many articles and reports is the problem of weak titles. Some of the best articles get few reads because they have sparse and incomplete titles. Articles aren’t like books adorned with full color graphics, subtitles and descriptors, so the title stands alone to induce the reader to continue.
The above title is my cover and although it is quite long it should have read – “New York’s Finest - Racial Provocateurs – Bad Math and Prophecy and the four elements of the last days apostasy that show how all these things are pulling together to create the level ground for the antichrist to rule the world”
This writer is not callous and my first order of business is to include myself among those who are mourning the loss of New York’s police officers, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu.
There is little doubt that these officers were ambushed, slaughtered and assassinated in cold blood. They did not deserve this kind of a death only days from this nation’s most celebrated holiday and their families, friends and fellow officers deserve the sympathy of this entire nation.
The Politics of Senseless Murder FULL POST
Posted 12/4/14 at 7:15 AM | Michael Bresciani
This year the American Atheists National Convention has decided to wage war in the Bible Belt of our nation with billboards with the following caption being placed all over the south.
“Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is to skip church! I’m too old for fairy tales”
Defending what has become Christmas is a futility if we consider that now merchants have circumvented the argument about whether to call it Christmas or the holidays – now it’s the ‘shopping season.’
If that’s all there is to it then we may have nothing to argue about. But if it is still about the birth of the Savior of the world it will take more than a few maladjusted atheists to dislodge the faith of millions.
It isn’t the idea of skipping church that is particularly offensive, but it’s the allusion to an entire generation long series of unquestioned fairy tales that is pompous, prideful and smacks of a rather overblown sense of their own righteousness. To think all these years we thought only religious people could be so self-righteous. Hegel, Camus and Russell would blush at the arrogance coming from this crop of blowhards. FULL POST
Posted 11/23/14 at 5:35 AM | Michael Bresciani
No sooner had Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber apologized for calling Americans “stupid” when along came an incident at UCLA Berkeley that might just prove he was right.
In a video furnished by Mail Online we see an almost unbelievable scenario of flag waving on campus that proves that this generation is finally showing conclusively that they are beyond indoctrination, but have moved all the way up to brainwashed.
The title of the piece says it all – “UC Berkeley students ignore Fox commentator waving ISIS flag but ATTACK him when he waves Israeli flag.”
No – this writer does not believe Americans are stupid, but we have a long way to go to reel in the worse than dumb behaviors of the last generation. Really - men marrying men is cool? Smoking pot until your brain is numb is cool? Judges deciding if the will of the people in a democratic republic can stand is cool? Or how about a President who calls for law and order in Ferguson MO – while at the same time breaks the Constitution to little pieces in an executive fiat the makes everyone of 5 million people who committed a felony - just another person in the neighborhood. Let’s not be too hard on Gruber. FULL POST
Posted 11/18/14 at 6:32 AM | Michael Bresciani
On a day when Muslims spread their prayer rugs in America’s National Cathedral with their backs to the large cross of Christ hanging there, the famous cathedral was void of witnesses for Christ, church protestors and real Christians of any kind – except for one!
Is Christine Weick God’s prophetess or just a singular woman, a stone (Lk 19: 40) that cries out - because others will not?
In a video provided by WND, Christine is seen rebuking the Muslims in the National Cathedral for turning their backs against the large hanging cross. She also tells them that they should be holding their gathering in one of their own mosques.
Since we are now entering a full blown apostasy of the Christian church and many historic denominations and Catholicism have already dropped out of the biblically based faith we are not at all surprised by yet one more public display of the falling away. FULL POST
Posted 11/10/14 at 8:14 PM | Michael Bresciani
Using science is wise – blindly patronizing science is presumption and idolatry – Anon.
In a blazing headline One News Now published an article entitled “Pope backs evolution, Vatican calls creation ‘blasphemous,’” in it, author Michael F. Haverluck says “In a speech given at a Pontifical Academy of Sciences ceremony unveiling a bust of his predecessor, Pope-emeritus Benedict XVI, Pope Francis declared his full-fledged support of evolution as the scientifically correct explanation of the origin of man — and the universe.”
Unwilling to go full-fledged “everything from nothing’ the Pope has scratched out an explanation from the playbook of ‘theistic-evolution’ which is a way of saying God created all things, but he used evolution to do it.
The Pope’s first and most serious mistake has to do with theology not science. Among those who hold scripture as final and authoritative is the belief that when man raises himself above scripture he has already begun an apostasy and a fall into full blown error. Whether pastor, pope, evangelist, teacher or religious philosopher, the person who presumes that God fibbed, failed or skimped on the truth revealed in scripture, where God proclaims himself as Creator of all things, including the stars and heavenly bodies over 300 times - that man or women is in the first stages of apostasy and the last stages of full blown presumption. FULL POST