Rev Bresciani is a journalist with over 30 years experience writing and pastoring. Over twenty five internet sites feature his articles, reports and reviews.
Posted 10/13/17 at 8:57 PM | Michael Bresciani
Articles have no attractive colors and themes like book covers, so there is only one chance to grab the attention. It usually means that the stinger comes first and the explanation is what follows. In this article, the title may be all that’s needed.
Splash, shock and intense verbally directed themes thrive, even in a world where political correctness feigns itself to be the edge.
The adage that says, we can’t legislate morality was first attributed to a Scotsman educator and sociologist R. M. MacIver (1882–1970).
In the 60s it was again used by both Sen. Barry Goldwater and civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
My former pastor, Dr. Richard Land often said that while we cannot, legislate morality we certainly have to pass a lot of legislation - to curb the effect of immorality.
This is a new day.
It is immorality that is now being legislated on many levels.
Healthcare is expensive but death is now free!
Abortion is on the decline in the nation which is why it is so hard to understand the passage of house bill 3391 in the state of Oregon (33-23). Democrats control the house and that is what made Republican state representative Jodi Hack declare that the vote was, “the saddest day I have experienced in the Oregon Legislature.” FULL POST
Posted 10/5/17 at 12:42 PM | Michael Bresciani
Americans have a generally weak understanding of sound Biblical theology. This is evidenced in our academic curriculum, movie and media depictions of God, the church and ministers, and in the common wisdom of the day.
We have many books and teachings on the difficult subject of why bad things happen to good people, but we also generally reject the idea that bad things will happen to bad people. We talk of karma like it was a simple equation without any connection to a sovereign God who watches over the earth and intervenes in a scheduled and specific way.
Atheists don’t believe God exists - those that do - think he is like Santa Claus or a doting grandparent. Others think he is just too heavenly involved to be bothered with the affairs of men.
Both are mistaken, but even the most biblically grounded believers often mistake the reasons for the calamities that befall men as individuals and in communities, nations or globally.
That God allows troubles is generally understood, but that he calls for them in equal and direct proportion to our sinful disobedience is rejected more often than not. We want to believe that the lion has no teeth, but we continue to feel the deadly bite and our bewilderment and confusion is what follows. FULL POST
Posted 9/29/17 at 8:30 PM | Michael Bresciani
David Meade who created all the hype about the end of the world on September 23, of this year has now decided that the date will now be more likely on October 15th of 2017.
There is little reason to attack or even discuss the error this man has made; the real question is why anyone has believed him to begin with.
People with a totally secular world view don’t know any better and the Christians who took Meade seriously should have known better.
This is why no matter who is making thee prophecies, Pope or YouTube prophet, we who trust in the scriptures - will not bite.
Our Lord has made it quite clear – date setting is absolute folly and it is forbidden.
“But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.” (Mt 24: 36)
The worst part of chasing the latest date for the second coming of Christ is that each time it fails the unbelievers are emboldened and pushed further into their own pathway to perdition. It becomes fuel for scoffers and naysayers. The secularists mock and the world are laughing at the very message that could bring them to the doors of life. FULL POST
Posted 9/9/17 at 10:11 PM | Michael Bresciani
This year makes an even fifty years that I have been studying the subject of Biblical prophecy. I have watched as some of the best biblical expositors on this subject have arisen to help guide the believers and some of the worst as well.
It is with certainty I can say that most of the things in question here with the exception of the hype about September 23 and other astronomical occurrences are only what Jesus said they would be in Matthew’s gospel.
“All these are the beginning of sorrows.” (Mt 24: 8)
Disasters, famines, pestilence, earthquakes, wars and rumors of war are all part of legitimate warnings, but astronomical occurrences are a stretch into hyper-interpretation. FULL POST
Posted 9/1/17 at 6:33 PM | Michael Bresciani
This generation and specifically this nation has enjoyed God’s patience for the last forty or so years. No one with any knowledge of the scriptures and a personal faith in the Living God would dare to say that God is not grieved, or that he is not about to act.
The very first warning of the only unforgivable sin ever recorded in the Bible was preceded by the pronouncement of one of the worst perversions to emanate from the mind of man.
The Pharisees had just accused Jesus of casting out devils by the spirit of the prince of devils. While most people hone in on the Lord’s teaching about a house divided against itself; they rarely take into account the far more serious matter of blasphemy against the Holy Spirit.
By saying that Christ used Satan to exorcise demons was to imply that the Holy Spirit was the devil. This is such a perverted concept that Christ was forced to warn them of the unforgivable sin. FULL POST
Posted 8/28/17 at 7:59 AM | Michael Bresciani
“The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.” (Eze 18: 20)
While I have several theological degrees I depend only on the basic instincts of my childhood to interpret this verse. In all of its lucid and obvious meaning it says only one thing.
Your sins are your sins, and my sins are my sins.
If you’re getting anything else from this passage you must be laboring under the PC cloud of vague subjectivism that cripples and troubles this present generation.
I never owned nor wanted to own a slave and my conscience is clear.
There remain some 1500 statues of confederate figures throughout the United States; I cannot trouble myself about any of them. They are historical markers of a troubled time, but they are not a call to bring the trouble back, that is the purpose of those involved in the great American guilt industry where polarizing people into various camps is a daily routine. The show of hostility and hatred in Charlottesville, Virginia - is proof of that. FULL POST
Posted 8/17/17 at 12:28 PM | Michael Bresciani
America seems caught up in the promotion of minorities such as the LGBT and leftist causes, but tolerance and diversity has stalled and has begun to roll backwards down the hill to its own demise.
Shortly after the Charlottesville protests, Facebook, that bastion of balance, which is now pounding away at conservative materials in a so called cleanup, allowed a call for protesters to come out to Trump Towers and spew hatred.
In a grossly hypocritical, incongruous and typically contradictory leftist style approach to politics protesters were found carrying placards and chanting "New York hates you" and "love, not hate -- that's what makes America great."
What? FULL POST
Posted 7/21/17 at 7:34 PM | Michael Bresciani
When Christ addressed the first seven churches in Asia he rebuked five, on one he was neutral, but he commended only one. If the first century church was already leaning toward apostasy, where will these last day’s churches be found?
The great falling away is referenced several times in scripture, but those with a world view are not guided by the Bible, nor do they believe in the prophetic aspects of this great God breathed book. As a result, they are the crowds that go about fulfilling prophecy while they reject it or deny it.
Not a day passes without a new report of some old historic church or denomination sinking to accommodate the new liberal theology of the day. Charisma News recently reported on a list of eight well known ministers and evangelical leaders that have decided to join in with the perversions of the LGBT crowd. The piece entitled “8 Evangelical Leaders Who Have Publicly Embraced Apostasy” also said, that the former pastor of the Mars Hill church, Rob Bell, contends that old line conservative churches will soon be a thing of the past. FULL POST
Posted 6/21/17 at 6:53 AM | Michael Bresciani
Being labeled and dismissed as a “homophobe” may be all it takes for some to turn their back on the biblical message about homosexuality and other immorality. But true disciples and conservative Bible believers will go to the end of time without yielding one iota for today’s social engineering plotters who have decided that anything goes should be legalized, streamlined and put up in our faces.
If we try to explain the difference between pre, mid and post exilic prophecies of ancient Israel, or if we try to elucidate the powerful differences between Messianic and pre-millennial prophecies having to do with Christ, some will understand – most will not.
We have to treat society like a child in order to provoke a ripple of recognition among them – only the most general prophecies can hope to speak to the subject of the promised last days plunge into worldwide immorality and reprobation. FULL POST
Posted 6/12/17 at 6:08 PM | Michael Bresciani
Some would argue that revival is for the church and renewal is for the nation, semantics notwithstanding, it is clear that a new strong message is being issued across our nation for a return to our foundations, and the faith of our fathers.
It is being issued through the preachers, messengers, writers and musicians with a renewed fervor, boldness and a sense of purpose not seen in this last generation. It is the very fulfillment of God’s promise to pour himself out just before he intervenes once again in the affairs of men.
It is a guarantee given to all messengers many years before these days.
“Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets. The lion hath roared, who will not fear? the Lord GOD hath spoken, who can but prophesy?” (Amos 3: 7-8)
It is a call to all people to be issued in the very last days.
“And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.” (Joel 2: 28-29) FULL POST