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 1/31/16 at 6:18 PM | Michael Bresciani
After watching Bill O’Reilly urging Donald Trump to be forgiving in a back slapping, I’ve known you since eternity, we both give money to causes fest; only one memory remains in the mind. It is a picture of a fuming, angry, petulant almost pre-pubescent toddler in a tantrum picture of Donald Trump’s scowling face.
He was the picture of the pouting child that the world will see as all America.
Fox News host O’Reilly, nearly embarrassed himself on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 as he tried unsuccessfully to get Trump to reconsider his choice not to appear in the seventh Republican Debate.
When O’Reilly admonished Trump to consider the New Testament teaching on forgiveness, Trump fired back with the Old Testament call for “an eye for an eye.” There is little doubt that Megyn Kelley, Roger Ailes and perhaps even O‘Reilly would have to live with one eye if the Donald had his way.
It was abundantly clear that Donald could not be swayed; he was going to pick up his marbles and go home so the other children would not be able to keep playing. FULL POST
Posted 1/30/16 at 6:20 AM | Michael Bresciani
Starting with a clear definition of who is, and who is not a Christian, is needed to make this test possible.
Bible believing Christians, who take biblical doctrines seriously, may use this test, but apostate Christians and those who have caved to the immorality of the day are disqualified, not to mention disinterested, in such a test.
The bible clearly warns that a man’s words and his deeds must line up. In politics the words are changed slightly to a candidate’s record and his or her rhetoric. In either case it is a simple matter of the synchronization of a person’s words and deeds.
This is test one.
After checking to see if what they say and what they do is a match, we have second litmus test that not only could be applied, but for those seeking God’s guidance in today’s political climate – they must be applied.
The essence of the test is easy and it can best be seen in the following statement made by Jesus Christ to his own followers.
“For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father's, and of the holy angels.” (Lk 9: 26) FULL POST
Posted 1/26/16 at 6:39 AM | Michael Bresciani
In politics seeking the spotlight is part of the game – the spotlight can also become the floodlight by which all intents and purposes are revealed, it is then, that public scrutiny feels more like darkness than light.
It is Mr. Trump’s own words that are bouncing back to raise eyebrows and doubts. Some of it is silly, but all of it serves to cast a full picture of the man.
Last year we heard of youngsters around the nation being expelled from school for pretending to shoot a gun using their hands, or for drawing a picture of a gun.
We may get the students into good PC form, as silly as it is, but who is going to get the Donald into line? Is the idea of getting away with murder and still being a front runner his best example for America’s children?
Donald is seen at Dordt College making the hand symbol for a gun and saying, “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters, okay?”
Donald’s behavior is anything, but presidential it clearly says what he thinks of the average voter. In this context he may as well call his own followers and perhaps the entire nation – stupid. FULL POST
Posted 1/22/16 at 4:01 PM | Michael Bresciani
Prior to the 2008 general election I published an article entitled “Can the 2008 Election be won by a Slogan?” It became to this day one of the most read articles I have ever written. I could not have imagined that only eight years later America would embark on another highly questionable pursuit in which a slogan leads the way – even though once again, it is an unserviceable quest led by someone who calls decent people clowns, stupid idiots and fools.
Recently, Mr Trump called Megyn Kelly a bimbo and Pollster Frank Luntz a clown. Don’t worry, I have never shown up at Trump’s office looking for work and I never will. I have showed up each morning at the feet of my Savior and studied his word for an entire generation now. Here is what I learned about calling anyone a fool or similar.
“But I say unto you, that whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, THOU FOOL, shall be in danger of hell fire.” (Mt 5: 22) FULL POST
Posted 1/15/16 at 6:56 PM | Michael Bresciani
This is a look at the future of America, not the past, and this is the ninth yearly foretelling in the prophecy series which began in 2008.
It is abundantly clear that America is placing all her stock in the upcoming 2016 election of a new president. Can one leader (president) turn the nation around? Let’s examine.
Two things have recently transpired that have already gone un-noticed. In the momentum built up by the favorite, Donald Trump, very few have noticed that the so called non-establishment candidate has already proven that he is just another politician in the making.
Winning is all that matters to Donald Trump and his ability to win at everything is the very thrust of his campaign. The only serious threat so far to an unhindered landslide is Ted Cruz, who is still ahead in the Iowa caucuses at this moment.
Facing this first and serious threat to his meteoric rise in the polls Trump does what all politicians have done since the beginning time. First, he brings out the Cruz eligibility question and second, milks it for all the doubt it can muster. This is lowball politics and it is the first indicator that Trump is not beyond hitting below the belt if it serves his purpose. FULL POST
Posted 1/11/16 at 8:35 PM | Michael Bresciani
In my inquisitive years I traveled around the nation not driven by mere wanderlust, but by the desire to learn and see just what the nation was all about. Now that I’m old, I see that this nation no longer knows what it is about.
On one blistering summer day cruising through Illinois a stifling stench crept into my car even with the windows tightly closed. It was a dairy farm smell, but I saw no dairy farms. While gassing up I asked someone what the smell was all about. I was told it was the Chicago Stock Yards, now closed since 1971. I exclaimed that I was glad I left it behind and I couldn’t wait for the odor to subside.
The biggest surprise came when someone asked me the direction I was traveling, then laughed out loud and said, “You haven’t left it behind, the yards are still about twenty miles ahead of you.”
It was the smell of bull dung, which to this day has never been paralleled, except in the recent social engineering changes made to the nation by people who believe that subjectively declaring something to be true is all that’s needed to change laws, mores, folkways, traditions, protocols, nature, scientific evidence, the constitution, the Bible and any remote semblance of common sense. FULL POST
Posted 1/2/16 at 4:28 AM | Michael Bresciani
In many years of paying close attention to the political scene in the United States I can say I learned a few things. One is that Americans do not take kindly to anyone who does not get onboard the current popular social or political trend of the day.
The very nature of true Christian ministry, whether we call ourselves preachers, messengers, prophets or simply servants, is to proclaim the will and counsel of God. We don’t parrot the will of the people or the favored leader of the day.
At about the same time, I published my article “Has Conservative Media Already Chosen their Candidate?” several announcements rang across the internet and other media that served to confirm the very message I intended to convey in that article.
Matt Drudge, who WND had just labeled “The King of the Internet,” announced his willingness to use his influence to assure the election of Donald Trump. I can only hope that not knowing we had a king over the internet might count for something to keep me out of the king’s dungeons. FULL POST
Posted 12/29/15 at 8:07 PM | Michael Bresciani
In 2008 and 2012 it was said that the MSM had latched on to their liberal favorite so much that it seemed they were part of the Obama administration. They were the arm of Obama’s policy and the extension of the Obama White House – it was an argument that was hard to counter.
Now it is a clear case of the pot calling the kettle black as conservative media including TV, internet and newspapers have latched on to the Donald and his antics with a unmistakable bias and a great deal of fervor.
The mighty Fox seems to have carried us through three distinct phases of sycophantic gushing over Donald Trump, complete with relish and laughter.
Phase one; we might call the ‘gaffe phase.’ Making fun of women, handicapped people, other candidates and anyone who just got in his way; commentators were giggling and gasping with awe at how the Teflon candidate just fluffed off the criticism and continued to rise in the polls.
Phase two; got even sillier. It was the compilation of clips, funny as they may be, of Trumps many faces especially during debates. Was this what we needed to see to help us decide on the right man for the job? Fair and balanced showed us what looked like freaky and unbalanced - the laughter got louder. FULL POST
Posted 12/23/15 at 7:08 AM | Michael Bresciani
If we want to know something about Biblical doctrine, sound theology or anything else about the nature and attributes of God we would not call our congressmen or senators. Our first recourse would be to call a theologian or preacher with a solid foundation in every aspect of conservative biblical doctrine.
It is rare to find a politician who has a full knowledge of biblical principles and doctrine. It is just as hard to find a gospel preacher who is highly informed about every aspect of politics.
Look no more – you have just found one.
Before the title of this article leads you to think I am already off the deep end – the bible teaches that there is no reincarnation. (Heb 9: 27) Life is a one way ride that ends by standing before God at the judgment, but it is never a recycling – it does go on forever (like it or not) the only thing that changes is the address of the place we might call our last and usual place of abode.
The disciples of Jesus, like all Jews in his day, thought Elijah the prophet would return before the Messiah would appear. The empty chair at all Jewish Passover feasts was there for the prophet. Christ said John the Baptist was Elijah. (Mt 11: 14-15) FULL POST
Posted 12/18/15 at 7:48 PM | Michael Bresciani
Wow - is the only interjection or exclamatory to address the wonder of the Obama administration.
An eighteen trillion dollar debt, the Obamacare nightmare, foreign policy failures galore, and the all new faux racism problem can be added to the worst moral decline in America’s history; all under the auspices of the Obama administration.
Just, as his last year approaches, the dynamic duo of Obama and Kerry team up to save the very planet by means of a non-binding hugely expensive and totally un-enforceable climate change contract that has all the promise of a warhead, while under closer examination turns out to be a mere firecracker. The imaginer in chief thinks this is his true legacy as he sets out on the stormy waters of his last year in office.
While Donald Trump may be the most uniquely un-qualified presidential candidate in history, it is easy to see why he has risen to front runner status by simply promising to trash anything that Obama has done.
Regardless of the excitement and titillation involved in presenting the world with a pageant to determine exactly who is the most beautiful women in the world, bringing America forward, or back, to its former greatness is a task that will take far more than a few billion bucks, an eye for beauty, and tons of brashness and braggadocio. Hopefully we may wake to this fact before November’s elections, but if not, we will have to accept that not being Barack Obama is all that is needed to create a strong platform on which to run for the highest office in the land. FULL POST