Michael Bresciani
Why neither riches nor rich men – can save America
By Michael Bresciani
March 12, 2016

I can understand why a person who sees the trend toward Donald Trump for president wouldn't want to stand in the road and say "wrong way." Why put up with the screaming, the insults, and the friction of going against the mob?

For those who have looked at other candidates and carefully weighed their records and their rhetoric and concluded that someone like Ted Cruz would steady the nation after eight years of the most unstable, unconstitutional president in our history, it is clear by their learned choice that "wisdom is justified of all her children." (Lk 7: 35)

But the crowds have made it clear that emotion and lower compunctions are what will lead this election, not wisdom. It is also clear that if the nation does not wise up rather quickly, poise will give way to noise, which we will no doubt be hearing like a nauseous, repetitive clanging bell for the next 4 to 8 long years.

It can only be a case of getting shed of one man who doesn't care about the Constitution and the rule of law, and moving seamlessly into the administration of another man who does not understand the Constitution and is a law unto himself.

The dreamers think that out of this will come – "greatness," riches for all, jobs, standing in the world, and peace. It is extremely hard not to add the phrase – "And they lived happily ever after."

After a little sprinkling of Tinkerbell's fairy dust, America can fly away to Neverland with their Prince of $Bucks, while the rest of the world will take its rightful place walking with humble heads bowed at least four steps behind the Donald.

As the crowds lunge toward Trump, they have not taken notice that they have left behind more than propriety – but wisdom and theological truth have been abandoned.

Ignoring the strongest biblical teachings about wealth, we are forgetting that God alone gives the power to get and retain wealth. (Dt 8: 18) The economy and the morality of nations are hardwired together.

Donald Trump may know how to get wealth, but it is abundantly clear that his sense of what is moral is not anchored to anything except the way he feels about something today; tomorrow he may be on the other side of the fence. His record of flip-flops on abortion, the gay agenda, and politics is proof enough for anyone with eyes wide open. But that's the big question – whose eyes are open in our nation today?

So what of it? What is wrong with calling for a rich and successful man to lead the nation even if he has no clue about what has made us great in the past?

Let's do the simple math.

In recent years, with Obama at the helm of the nation, economists have begun to warn us about his spending and his irresponsible foreign policy, which robs American wealth and gives it to our enemies like Iran. A cry has gone forth. The cry is singular – economists are warning of the collapse of the dollar and a recession so deep it is often compared to the depression and the dust bowl days.

Their remedy for us is to buy precious metals. Gold and silver, they assure us, will bail us out and make us all secure when the dollar crashes.

If only metals will have worth when the dollar crashes. Why are we trusting in a man who has 10 $Billion dollars of potentially worthless cash to lead us? Is this the path to "greatness"? Shouldn't we be looking for a candidate that has multi-tons of precious metals to lead us?

While suggesting this may seem absurd, one thing is not: no wealth of any kind will sustain us when the economy crashes – the sinking of this nation will be the first judgment of the God who controls wealth.

This writer has been given one serious charge besides the proclamation of the saving grace found in the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ – that charge is to warn this nation that an economic flattening is about to befall us that will leave us all in extreme poverty and scarcity.

Donald Trump and a thousand like him are powerless to stop what is coming. I would stand on this proclamation with my life.

I am not a prognosticator, fortune teller, or two-bit psychic trying to get ten dollars a minute telling you your obvious future. I am a servant of the Living God who has nothing at all to gain except some people's attention and some people's disdain, all which I cannot take to heart because it is the message and not myself that matters.

Finally, it would be fair to the reader to at least try to explain the what, the why, and the when of the message. Give it credence or ignore it as you may, no man can stop the rising of the sun.

The question of what – as in what guarantees that God calls prophets in this day, as some say, these last days, it is a promise of God that he will do just that.

"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." (Joel 2: 28)

As to the why of it, that is the easiest to answer. God loves us and is not willing that we should start on, or continue in, a path that leads to our chastisement, demise, and complete destruction as a nation. So he sends word to us by any and all means – of which I am one.

"Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets." (Amos 3: 7)

The when of the matter is the most ominous of all because – it is now! This crash and its economic fall is imminent, near and looming. It is not millennia or even decades away, it is as close as tomorrow.

Think Trump will save us? Think gold will save you?

Consider these words from the Left Behind series written by Larry Norman.

Life was filled with guns and war
And all of us got trampled on the floor
I wish we'd all been ready
Children died the days grew cold
A piece of bread could buy a bag of gold
I wish we'd all been ready

© Michael Bresciani


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