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Michael Bresciani

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 4/10/15 at 1:30 PM | Michael Bresciani

Pop Culture Trends are not Morality – What Christians Actually Hate will Surprise You

Apostate churches abound in these last days, but not all have lost their spine. Some of the best known ministries and ministers have sent warning to the Supreme Court justices of the United States that the scriptures attest that same sex marriage and homosexuality are perversions that violate the laws of God, man and nature.

Citing both the Bible and history a plethora of ministries which includes Pastor Chuck Baldwin, Charles Stanley, Joyce Meyers, the Abraham Lincoln Foundation and the Institute on the Constitution filed their brief via the William J. Olson law firm and the U.S. Justice Foundation. The brief includes a full rendering of Leviticus 18: 22 and verses 24-30.

The Bible clearly warns that the practice and promulgation of homosexuality and other perversions will draw God’s disfavor and in time his severe judgement on this and any nation. Those who take their bibles seriously cannot wait until others take them seriously – it will be too late by then. FULL POST

Posted 3/31/15 at 9:50 PM | Michael Bresciani

Nat Geo’s “Killing Jesus” a Flawed Excursion into Serious Error

With notepad in hand and the company of two others who are well versed in scripture and history I sat down to watch and listen to every nuance of the three hour long Killing Jesus offering, based on Bill O’Reilly’s best-selling book.

Having read many things written by O’Reilly including “Killing Jesus” which I found less than inspiring I wanted to be, in the words of O’Reilly and friends, – “fair and balanced.” What I discovered was that any description or summary of the film would not fall under the heading of fair and balanced.

Mr. O’Reilly is accustomed to analyzing and commenting on complex situations in hasty five minute segments and he is not slack with full assessments and personal summaries. If the reader is unable to go beyond a five minute segment to understand what went wrong with Killing Jesus I will make my summary here instead of the end of the review as I have done with other movies.

I combed through every word and dramatic interlude of KJ and listed 23 serious mistakes and extrapolations put forth under the banner of dramatic license. As the list grew it was clear that KJ slaughtered the Bible record of many things and the history that O’Reilly and Martin Dugard so heavily relied upon also falls into repute. For this article I will list only the top eight errors and egregious offences. FULL POST

Posted 3/28/15 at 12:36 PM | Michael Bresciani

Lifeway Christian Stores: No Books about Visions of Heaven

Translated into 46 languages and becoming a bestselling book after the sales of 6.5 million copies, Don Piper’s “90 Minutes in Heaven” has been removed from the shelves of all the LifeWay book stores.

Based on the Southern Baptist Convention’s resolution “affirming the sufficiency of biblical revelation” to explain the characteristics of heaven and hell, the remaining books have been pulled from the shelves.

The incongruity of the decision is blaring, considering that they still have almost 75 offerings of various types of media for the LaHaye “Left Behind” series, which after all are purely – fiction.

Other partial fiction or non-biblically embellished pieces are being offered like Roma Downey’s “The Bible” which after all, was unable to spot over three stars for accuracy and relevance under the scrutiny of inspirational movie reviewers.

It may be the fact that Alex Malarkey recently retracted his story about visiting heaven after a serious car accident which spurred the decision to abandon such accounts, but no one has publicly admitted to that at this time.

Weak Theological Premise for Pulling the Book FULL POST

Posted 3/26/15 at 8:16 PM | Michael Bresciani

When the Political Door Closes and the Prophetic Door Opens

Most of the trouble in our world takes place either when civil and ecclesiastical powers marry or merge or when civil power takes it upon itself to completely stop religion. Not all religion is legitimately pointing to the Creator God so it goes without saying that this statement does not include all religions in the most general sense of the word, but only those ordained by the Creator of mankind.

Biblical faith has its various divisions which all come together to present the full will and counsel of God to a fleeting and temporary world. There is history, law, moral and spiritual guidance, poetry, the all-important gospel message and finally about one third of the Bible is prophecy.

Pre, mid and post exilic, Messianic and pre-millennial prophecies are divisions within the general prophecies of the bible.

All prophecy culminates or quite simply comes to a head at the full revelation of the part of prophecy aforementioned and well known as “pre-millennial prophecy.” As the term implies this is when all prophecy converges in a single period of time or a single generation and it is just before the promised millennial (1,000 years) rule of Christ upon the earth. FULL POST

Posted 3/24/15 at 12:06 PM | Michael Bresciani

Cruz Announcement at LU – Reaganesque Offering to a Crippled Nation

“This is our fight. The answer will not come from Washington. It will come only from the men and women across this country, from men and women, from people of faith, from lovers of liberty, from people who respect the Constitution. It will only come as it has come from every other time of challenge in this country, when the American people stand together and say we will get back to the principles that have made this country great. We will get back and restore that shining city on a hill - that is the United States of America.” - Ted Cruz, March 23, 2015 at Liberty University

Ted Cruz asked Liberty students to imagine a lot of things about America and most of them were connected to the nation’s original vision of freedom and opportunity. It would seem no one would find fault with such an exercise in restoration and patriotic revival, but as expected liberals and the indifferent found fodder to lob at the strongman of the Senate from the state of Texas.

With no notes or prompter Cruz dashed across the platform, fully animated, impeccably articulated and left nothing out of his announcement. He touched on every area of foreign and domestic policy and did not flinch when it came to the so called “hot button” social issues like marriage and abortion. FULL POST

Posted 3/20/15 at 11:13 AM | Michael Bresciani

Pop Culture or Prophecy? – There is no Contest

Cultural phenomenon has broad and ever changing definitions quite simply due to its ever changing nature. What is popular today will be forgotten tomorrow.

The word of God and its prophetic message will never change because it emanates from the heart of the Living God. Its definition alone indicates its immutability. All prophecy is the forth telling of the will and counsel of God for all time, past, present and future.

This generation, more than any in history has come to believe that a popular movement, notion or practice is given credence and substance by the sheer number of people that have chosen to accept it, adhere to it, or adopt it as their own.

The notion that so many people can’t be wrong is exposed by God’s word as the very opposite of what it is denoting.

“Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest judgment.” (Ex 23: 2)

Popular ideas about who Christ is, theology and final judgement will always lead to a perverted and dangerous error that will cost more than a silly, drugged, dopey and sottish world really wants to pay. “There is safety in numbers” doesn’t work when we see that one day, all men will stand alone before the judgment seat of Christ. FULL POST

Posted 3/12/15 at 1:23 PM | Michael Bresciani

We think it’s a Trend – In Reality it is called Reprobation

In times past it may have been true that you could lead a horse to water even if you couldn’t make him drink. Today, it may be counterproductive, politically incorrect, not trendy or just plain illegal to lead the horse to water.

UC Irvine executive cabinet vetoed a resolution banning the American flag in all student government offices. Some sixty members of the faculty still believe the ban should be in effect citing the times throughout history when the flag represented colonialism or imperialism. Also noted was the notion that the flag may create xenophobia or racial bias among the pampered PC students whose feelings must be regarded as inclusion and diversity are given their due reverence.

A generation long effort to kick God out of the halls of academia is now in its advanced stages where even the by-products of America’s Christian foundations are being tossed, such as the constitution and any semblance of national pride.

Southern California’s KTLA5 posted an article and video on March 10, 2015 declaring that the ban may be causing a possible ‘threat of violence’ on the campus. No one can say for sure if the faculty or students would be willing to take bumps and bruises to make their point, but for millions the of Americans it’s too late to stop the ‘threat of stupidity’ – it has already erupted. FULL POST

Posted 3/2/15 at 7:57 AM | Michael Bresciani

Will Liberal Louses Loose the Fateful Lightning – Using Rights to do Wrong

Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord
He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored;
He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword:
His truth is marching on
 – Julia Ward Howe 1861

Julia Howe rose at the first light of day one morning in 1861 to pen the words of the Battle Hymn of the Republic. She remarked that she took no thought, but the words seemed to flow down through the old scrap of a pencil she found the day before. Inspired by the singing of the Union soldiers around their camps who sang with such enthusiasm, even though all they had for lyrics were the un-consolatory words of John Brown’s body laying molding in the grave.

Howe saw the shape of patriotism without form and grace and by her gift of poetry and pentameter she gave the soldiers’ a picture of a more directed and noble sentiment.

After a half million lives were offered up to abolish the curse of slavery now 300 million Americans are on the brink of slavery once again. FULL POST

Posted 2/18/15 at 2:20 PM | Michael Bresciani

Beheading of Egyptian Christians – Obama’s Shameless Coddling of a Deadly Religion

“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.” (Ps 116: 15 KJV)

Contrary to Catholic teaching, saints are not just those canonized by the Pope. The appearance of untold millions of redeemed souls in the last days dispels that error completely. They are all called saints and they don’t need the Pope’s approval for that honored appellation. (Rev 5: 11)

Far more important is the fact that their deaths, especially those that are martyred, are ‘precious’ to God. The truth is that the severity of the judgments found in Revelation is due largely because in the last days, the slaughter of his people will begin again and will lead to God’s final intervention into the history of man. It is a worldwide judgment that will make atomic warfare; EMP’s and bio-war seem tame by comparison.

While I know that one day the message of warning and that of thousands of the faithful who share this message will be vindicated, even that, counts for little in our own assessment of things. What does count - are the precious lives and families of those who are disregarded and treated as refuse in a world that is sliding into reprobation at the speed of death. FULL POST

Posted 2/3/15 at 12:08 PM | Michael Bresciani

The Next Hitler Arrives with Great Speed and Fury – He will not be late

The Next Hitler Arrives with Great Speed and Fury – He will not be late

After listening to a NPR reporter tell her listeners that Christians have always been apocalyptic and have been warning for generations that judgment was coming - I could only cringe.

Uniformitarianism is the world’s opiate, it is the way the hordes keep themselves immune from watching the signs of the times, and it is why Christ said that the last days will be as the days of Noah.

Quite simply, the days of Noah were a time in which the wine, song and laughter prevailed. Most of the laughter was directed toward one little band of people who were getting ready for the apocalypse they were told would come.

Uniformitarianism has many faces, but it is the inoculation that keeps this generation thinking that everything will go on forever. It is the sleepy cosmologically induced eternity of the day, and the fully accepted invisible, unsupported parameter by which we determine there is nothing much to worry about. FULL POST

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