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Posted 9/27/14 at 10:44 AM | Michael Bresciani

The Dangers of the Fifth Gospel – Real Christianity is No Buffet

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We all know of the gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, but have you heard of the fifth gospel? I used to call it the gospel according to the Americans, but it is becoming a worldwide phenomenon and I have broadened the definition to – the gospel according to you.

George Barna is a prolific writer and statistician who studies the ebb and flow of Christianity with diagnostic surveys now for nearly a half century. Barna’s research has consistently shown that we have a new group of millennial Christians. They often do not stay in a church fellowship or study the gospels and the totality of scriptures in the expression of their Christian faith.

The millennial Christians are those who have shunned what they refer to as organized religion and have moved eclectically through the scriptures extracting those passages, themes and favorite verses that they deem worthy of acceptation while disregarding or discarding the rest as not important or not utilitarian for their own use.

Thus is born – the fifth gospel.

Many millennials gave up most of their faith as freshmen in college. Being subject to intense peer pressure to accept a secularized version of everything, from creation to divinity, they fell like flies. FULL POST

Posted 9/20/14 at 9:57 PM | Michael Bresciani

Wasting Our Heritage – A Judgment America Cannot Escape

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We are in the land of pompous pride, somewhere between the footprints on the moon and the Darwinian delusion; Americans have slid into the imaginary land of self-indulgent intellectual pride.

Scientists and cosmologists are the new priests and prophets of the pompous, promising a technological breakthrough that will leave us all breathless, even if the only titillation so far is some new handheld devices and cellphones.

Still fighting cancer, trembling at the oncoming of Ebola and standing starkly speechless at the gross and dehumanizing antics of the newly emerging group of the world’s latest Muslim fanatics we call ISIS or ISIL or anything they want us to - except Islam - according to President Obama.

We wait patiently for the mid-terms and the big change in 2016 when Obama will be escorted from the White House by the transition team of those readying for a new leader set to try his hand at the presidency. Remaining will be those who wonder why our constitution busting president was not escorted to jail long ago.

A shift to conservatism and a return to law may save some things, but many now question whether it’s too little and too late. Is the damage too great, has the corner been turned? FULL POST

Posted 9/16/14 at 7:58 AM | Michael Bresciani

Evolution’s Achilles’ Heels – Top Scientists Scrutinize the Weakness and Falsehoods of a Generation of Spurious Science

After the great Scopes Monkey trial circa 1925 the world eased back and decided that scientists and forensics would continue to carry the ball about origins, while those who thought the Bible was true would be sent to the back of the room where the dummies sit.

Real Christianity never fosters stupidity and soon those who believed the Bible started to use the empirical methods of the scientists to uncover amazing truths about origins that early forensics either overlooked or were not willing to see.

The result of years of ‘creation science’ has accumulated since 1925, but it has run head on directly into what is today called – political correctness.

PC is the equivalent of something better known as - ‘don’t confuse me with the facts.’

There are a lot of factors that fuel the present world view of evolution. Beyond peer acceptance is money. Typical schools like Harvard which has about 1.5 $billion in endowments and an average annual outlay of $68,000 for tuition and other costs, would hardly be expected to allow a view that might block the flow of cash - overnight. FULL POST

Posted 9/6/14 at 1:49 PM | Michael Bresciani

‘Tiptoe thru the Tulips’ with John Kerry, Jimmy Carter and Uncle Joe Biden

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John Kerry

“Knee deep in flowers we'll stray, we’ll keep the showers away, and if I kiss you in the garden, in the moonlight, Will you pardon me? And tiptoe through the tulips with me” -- Tiny Tim

“It is the United States’ Biblical “responsibility” to “confront climate change,” including to protect “vulnerable Muslim majority countries.” -- John Kerry

After viewing Dave Huntwork’s article on Canada Free Press, I knew I could add very little to Dave’s coverage, but I was haunted by the words of Tiny Tim’s 1968 classic “Tiptoe through the Tulips.”

There isn’t a single direct correlation between the two ideas, but there is no masking the naiveté and raw stupidity in both.

Kerry has revived echoes of William Howard Taft’s proclamation that the people of the Philippines were our “little brown brothers”  who would need years of our benevolent supervision to help them to morph into something akin to Anglo Saxon politically skilled and useful followers of democracy. FULL POST

Posted 9/4/14 at 9:43 AM | Michael Bresciani

The American Made Vacuum – Who will fill the Void?

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Cognitive mental processes can be overloaded by too much information. Nascent terms like, information glut, infobesity and data smog are ugly byproducts of the information age, but as it pertains to prophecy and future events this can rarely happen.

All legitimate prophecy is found in the Bible and since that book has not changed in centuries only speculation about it has any chance of creating overload. And yet, only a cursory view of today’s prophecy writers and speakers show clearly that we are approaching critical mass.

Some of the teachings and a lot of the speculation is falling off the deep end and we need to be ever so careful not to mislead others. We will be asked to answer up, if we mislead.

Headlines this week included the story of one man’s reaction to Victoria Osteen’s recent public declaration that we do everything not for God’s glory, but for our own happiness and that is what God wants. His reaction to Victoria’s statement was to enter the church’s bookstore and throw down the books and other merchandise to the floor until he was removed by security personnel. FULL POST

Posted 8/27/14 at 1:51 PM | Michael Bresciani

Religion or the Savior – The World’s Perpetual Confusion

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John Lennon

Only one generation after the Beatle’s, John Lennon, suggested that we imagine a world with no religion; just who could imagine that religion is more profuse today than ever. Lennon said he was more well-known and popular than Jesus Christ, who could imagine that today there are millions of millennials who have no idea who John Lennon was?

Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today

-- John Lennon

Lennon may be just the saddest of the world’s prophets and one of the greatest masters of naiveté to ever stroke and lull a generation to give up the search for God.

His failure is based on the fact that man’s proclivity and tendency to religion is second only to his penchant for sin.

In fact, men will never give up religion – they will only change what and whom they are worshipping.

This fact is made clear when it is seen, according to Biblical prophecy, that when all religions are banned by the coming of the antichrist (2Th 2: 4) he then begins an entire new religion where only he (the antichrist) may be worshipped. FULL POST

Posted 8/15/14 at 3:09 PM | Michael Bresciani

The Perversion and Terrorism Connection - Modern Man’s Ball and Chain

“History merely repeats itself. It has all been done before. Nothing under the sun is truly new. Sometimes people say, here is something new! But actually it is old; nothing is ever truly new.” (Ecclesiastes 1: 9-10 NLT)

The wise King Solomon seemed almost cynical in his view of man, but he accurately surmised that the compunctions of mankind were always just about the same, even though, there are plenty of new things in our modern world.

While everyone is in some ways unique, there is one part of man that remains fairly uniform and constant, to wit:

“The LORD looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the sons of men. From the place of his habitation he looketh upon all the inhabitants of the earth. He fashioneth their hearts alike; he considereth all their works.” (Ps 33: 13-15)

Hearts are not only fashioned alike, but they all share the same proclivities and desires with all but the rarest exceptions. The prophet Jeremiah, speaking under the power of the Holy Spirit, summed it up the best.

“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.” (Jer 17: 9-10) FULL POST

Posted 8/8/14 at 7:31 PM | Michael Bresciani

Where There is No Vision – Has America Gone Blind?

Blind person sign
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It is difficult to ascertain with certainty who first said “There is none as blind as him that will not see,” but it is the question about the question that should have everybody asking the question - who with two perfectly good eyes would not want to see?

Without any hint of facetiousness; today we may answer with one word – America.

The great King Solomon said “Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.” (Pr 29: 18)

Vision is not something that is conjured, it is something offered by God in the case of both individuals and nations. Real vision points toward God himself first and secondly toward his will. Every time someone says “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven” do they expect that God would actually not reveal what his will is. Would he leave it up to us to decide? Is yielding to the imagined fickle finger of fate the alternative to hearing directly from a God who said that in these last times he has spoken to us all through his Son? (Heb 1: 2) FULL POST

Posted 7/31/14 at 8:32 PM | Michael Bresciani

The Apostasy is Underway – No One Is Ready for What Follows

It is impossible to cover every aspect of the second coming doctrine in a single article, but it suffices to say, that regardless of current events, economics, geopolitics or any other change across the globe everything is leading up to one major change.

What is that change?

“And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.” (Rev 11: 15)

But, how do we get to this point?

Every prophecy of the Bible carries the nations all the way to the revealing of the antichrist, but before he is shown to the entire world one sweeping change affects the entire church. The church spoken of in scripture is neither exclusively Catholic nor Protestant and in fact, may include some of both and some people who are neither, but they are secure in their faith in Jesus Christ.

The church described in scripture is the called out body of people who are known to Christ and who have been connected to him by being born again. Regardless what they may call themselves or what sect, denomination or persuasion they are, if they know him and obey him they are the church. FULL POST

Posted 7/21/14 at 3:30 PM | Michael Bresciani

Ultimate Definition of Hypocrisy - Dem’s Spinning Border Invasion as Humanitarian Crisis

On a day when America would normally be proudly looking back to Neil Armstrong’s famous “One giant leap for mankind,” they are lamenting the thousands of giant leaps across the southern borders by tens of thousands of illegal immigrants.

Both sides of the issue were heard in cities across the nation this past weekend, but the naysayers far outnumber the few who seem to think it is a purely humanitarian crisis and the oppressed and displaced Central American children should be welcomed in with open arms.

Main stream America is at odds, as usual, with main stream media on the issue. Dem’s are using whatever news outlets that will yield to make their humanitarian spin, but it is largely failing as opinions and tempers flare because most Americans think Obama’s policies are at the heart of the problem.

To bolster the feeling of most Americans that the crisis is an Obama generated policy blunder is a report from Breitbart News that shows a leak from EPIC (El Paso Intelligence Center) clearly stating that it is not violence and guns in Central America that is driving the immigrants to the borders.

Breitbart says, “An elite, law-enforcement sensitive El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC) intel report from July 7, 2014 was leaked to Breitbart Texas and reveals that homicide rates in Central America suggest violence is likely not the primary cause of the surge of thousands of unaccompanied minors and incomplete family units illegally entering the United States.” FULL POST

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