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The main reason we do not have revival in our churches is because we are content to live without it!  -Leonard Ravenhill

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Though I always hope to post an article each week I don’t always accomplish that goal. This is one of those weeks. I do have a couple of writings I am working on, and some promptings from the Lord I am studying out (concerning technology and the Mark of the Beast); but nothing I feel is ready for presentation at this time.

I hope you would take time to look over the list of my previous articles and find one you have not yet examined. I trust you would find something useful.  And, as always, THANK YOU for your prayers!

Blessings to you;

Paul Benson

http://www.paulbenson.me

Additional Witness

…in the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established. 2Cor. 13:1

Hello Readers!

I recently posted links to some articles that give additional witness to the concerns I have expressed on the current wave of deception facing the Body of Christ. I truly hope you took time to consider the articles ‘The Two Camps’ and ‘Performance Based Prophecy’ by Jerimiah Johnson, and ‘The New Apostolic Reformation: What Is It?’ by MattS. from aminutetomidnite.com. I feel both these brothers are bringing forth understanding critical to the Church today. Both have done further work that builds upon that understanding, and I would like to share those links with you also. Continue reading “Additional Witness”

The Two Camps of the Prophetic Voices – Jeremiah Johnson

(INTRO: I always encourage my readers to seek strong discernment concerning the many seemingly conflicting words of prophecy that are going forth today. I recently read a couple of articles by Jeremiah Johnson that I felt gave some good food for thought. I would like to present them for your consideration; let me know what your thoughts are. Continue reading “The Two Camps of the Prophetic Voices – Jeremiah Johnson”

Lord! Help Us PLEASE!!!

 

by Paul Benson

The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going. -Solomon son of David

We would call quite foolish a person who crosses the street without first looking in both directions. Many a soul has lost their lives for such a lack of circumspection. And, quite tragically, many have lost their eternal souls in a similar manner. Living willfully unmindful to the danger of sin, compromise, and a perverted gospel only to be, in the day of their passing, mowed down and destroyed by the consequences they had foolishly turned a blind eye to!

KA-POW! Judgment Day!

How horrible would it be to spend your life involved in religious pursuit and end up as little more than spiritual road-kill! If that possibility is not a troubling thought that lingerers in the recesses of our mind we are probably one of the foolish out playing in the traffic! Let’s not spend our days on Earth with our head in the sand. Let’s call a spade a spade!

In a season of introspection I have been taking a good look at not only my own personal life and calling (and my efforts to see that calling fulfilled), but also at the state of this nation and of the American Church in general. Please allow me to be quite frank as to my conclusions. Continue reading “Lord! Help Us PLEASE!!!”

The New Apostolic Reformation: What is it?

A great deal of insight as to the end-time deception can be attained by a critical examination of the theology and practices associated with the N.A.R.!

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(INTRO: I have written with much criticism of the NAR and what I call the Cotton Candy Prophets of this generation without getting real deep into their teachings. I have mainly focused on the dangerous ecumenical nature of that ‘movement’, and the direction in which it is steering those deceived by it: away from biblical Christianity and into the arms of the global religion of the Beast! Here is an excellent treatment of those teachings with all the links you could ever hope for. Much thanks to Matt for the enormous amount of work it took to put this together! Paul Benson)

by Matt S. from A Minute To Midnight

My heading image is in “black & white” and I would say quite clearly that NAR (New Apostolic Reformation) is anything but “black & white”. I am hoping that I can show you here in this article some of the many things that identify the encroaching tide of NAR heresies, doctrines, programs, language, personalities and music. I hope that this will make it a little more “black & white” for you.

In my research the other day, I discovered that a Church home group I was attending a few years ago was under the umbrella of a NAR organisation. Some of the NAR hallmarks were in this home group (in hindsight). As it was, I ended up leaving, I had really struggled with some of the doctrinal positions that were being taught and I was feeling downright uncomfortable. It turned out to be a good decision in the end bringing me much relief. Once again, there were some truly good and decent Christians that attended this group, but for the most part they adhered strongly to whatever the group leadership advocated, not the Biblical position on doctrine.

I should add that it is becoming clear to me that the people who have spoken out against the NAR movement, have done so on the basis that NAR doctrines are contrary to Biblical doctrines/teachings. These folk who have spoken out against the New Apostolic Reformation, have been clear on what scripture says (in other words they read and know their Bibles), and they have challenged what they see as a deviation from “sound doctrine”. If you are here in the AMTM website, the chances are very high that you are a critical thinker, and don’t just accept anything that you see, read or hear as “gospel”.

So let’s get started….   READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE HERE

The Pre-Trib Rapture: A House Without A Foundation! PART 5: Forsaking Fables

 

The Pre-trib Rapture

by Paul Benson

They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.    Jonah 2:8

The Bible is such an immense and majestic book! And in its pages we find such enormous promise from our Creator; an all powerful God who is absolutely true to his words. But not all of those promises are of a positive nature. Many are warnings of consequence! Like these words above from the book of Jonah.

As I have shared before, some of the most frightening words (and yes we should be frightened by God’s warnings!) that I have ever read in the Bible are the words of our Lord in Matthew 15:9: ‘But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.’! How much consideration have you ever given to those words? That you can worship God in vain? Continue reading “The Pre-Trib Rapture: A House Without A Foundation! PART 5: Forsaking Fables”

HOW TO KNOW YOU ARE RIGHT WITH GOD!

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NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS!

 

by Paul Benson

Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established. Proverbs 4:26

Although personal introspection is a wise endeavor at any season, the first of the year is a time we customarily take stock of ourselves and make commitment to change for the better.

And for the Christian this takes on a more vital significance. It is a time many choose to make an appraisal of their spiritual state and their relationship with our heavenly Father.

But, considering all the biblical warnings of deception and delusions, is there any way to keep from fooling ourselves and get a fix on our true spiritual condition? I believe there is! Continue reading “HOW TO KNOW YOU ARE RIGHT WITH GOD!”

The Pre-Trib Rapture: A House Without A Foundation! PART 4: The Harvest Of The Wheat

Does the Bible give any specific timing in regard to what people have come to refer to as the ‘Rapture’? Yes, it certainly does!

The Pre-trib Rapture

by Paul Benson

This is PART 4 of an ongoing series. You can find PART 1 HERE, PART 2 HERE, and you can find PART 3 HERE.

As I have stated many times my mission statement as one called to be a teacher to the Body of Christ is centered around getting believers to adopt a policy of founding their beliefs only upon what is plainly and clearly stated in the Bible, and to exercise great caution over embracing ‘truths’ which have little or no foundation in Scripture. But although I see this practice as a prerequisite to abiding in the truth of God’s Word, and most would attest to the good sense of such advice, I actually meet very few who hold true to such a practice.

Although most everyone would claim their beliefs come right from the Scriptures very few can actually show where the various elements of their doctrinal beliefs are firmly stated in the Bible. The average Christian just believes what they are told to believe. And thus the Body of Christ is awash with false doctrines and fantastical extra-biblical tales that are being promoted (and merchandised) as truth revealed from Heaven.

In PART 1 of this series we looked at the mistaken belief of many that the Coming of Christ for the Church will supposedly be an extremely brief and invisible visitation. But we saw that the Bible actually teaches no such thing. It clearly teaches every eye shall see him!

In PART 2 we examined the mistaken claim that the Church departs Earth at the resurrection/catching away and goes to dwell in Heaven. But we saw that the Scriptures teach no such thing. They clearly teach the Church will join Jesus at his Return to Earth and dwell with him right here on this planet ruling and reigning with him!

In PART 3 we posed the question: Does the Bible teach multiple comings of Christ in the last-days? And we saw the Scriptures always depict the Coming of Christ as a singular event. And since the only coming portrayed in the Word of God is the Second Coming after the time of tribulation, this has to be the coming in which the dead are resurrected and we are gathered together unto the Lord.

Let’s look at what the Bible REALLY says about another of the most popular concepts being pawned off as ‘Bible Truth’ in this day: The claim that the Harvest of the Wheat (the Church) takes place seven years before the Return of Christ to Earth. Continue reading “The Pre-Trib Rapture: A House Without A Foundation! PART 4: The Harvest Of The Wheat”

The Pre-Trib Rapture: A House Without A Foundation! PART 3: Two Comings Of Christ In The Last-Days?

Is there any Bible behind the notion of multiple comings of Christ in the end of days?

The Pre-trib Rapture

by Paul Benson

This is PART 3 of an ongoing series. You can find PART 1 HERE and you can find PART 2 HERE.

As I have stated many times my mission statement as one called to be a teacher to the Body of Christ is centered around getting believers to adopt a policy of founding their beliefs only upon what is plainly and clearly stated in the Bible, and to exercise great caution over embracing ‘truths’ which have little or no foundation in Scripture. But although I see this practice as a prerequisite to abiding in the truth of God’s Word, and most would attest to the good sense of such advice, I actually meet very few who hold true to such a practice.

Although most everyone would claim their beliefs come right from the Scriptures very few can actually show where the various elements of their doctrinal beliefs are firmly stated in the Bible. The average Christian just believes what they are told to believe. And thus the Body of Christ is awash with false doctrines and fantastical extra-biblical tales that are being promoted (and merchandised) as truth revealed from Heaven.

In PART 1 of this series we looked at the mistaken belief of many that the Coming of Christ for the Church will supposedly be an extremely brief and invisible visitation. But we saw that the Bible actually teaches no such thing. It clearly teaches every eye shall see him!

In PART 2 we examined the mistaken claim that the Church departs Earth at the resurrection/catching away and goes to dwell in Heaven. But we saw that the Scriptures teach no such thing. They clearly teach the Church will join Jesus at his Return to Earth and dwell with him right here on this planet ruling and reigning with him!

Let’s look at what the Bible REALLY says about another of the most popular concepts being pawned off as ‘Bible Truth’ in this day: The claim that there will be TWO comings of Christ in the end-time scenario. Continue reading “The Pre-Trib Rapture: A House Without A Foundation! PART 3: Two Comings Of Christ In The Last-Days?”

The Pre-Trib Rapture: A House Without A Foundation! PART 2: Raptured Off To Heaven?

Is there a flight to Heaven scheduled for the Body of Christ? Verification please!

The Pre-trib Rapture

by Paul Benson

(This is PART 2 of an ongoing series. You can find PART 1 HERE.)

As I have stated many times my mission statement as one called to be a teacher to the Body of Christ is centered around getting believers to adopt a policy of founding their beliefs only upon what is plainly and clearly stated in the Bible, and to exercise great caution over embracing ‘truths’ which have little or no foundation in Scripture. But although I see this practice as a prerequisite to abiding in the truth of God’s Word, and most would attest to the good sense of such advice, I actually meet very few who hold true to such a practice.

Although most everyone would claim their beliefs come right from the Scriptures very few can actually show where the various elements of their doctrinal beliefs are firmly stated in the Bible. The average Christian just believes what they are told to believe. And thus the Body of Christ is awash with false doctrines and fantastical extra-biblical tales that are being promoted (and merchandised) as truth revealed from Heaven.

In PART 1 of this series we looked at the mistaken belief of many that the Coming of Christ for the Church will supposedly be an extremely brief and invisible visitation. But we saw that the Bible actually teaches no such thing. It clearly teaches every eye shall see him!

Let’s look at what the Bible REALLY says about another of the most popular concepts being pawned off as ‘Bible Truth’ in this day: The claim the Church will be taken away to Heaven when Christ comes to be joined to his Bride! Continue reading “The Pre-Trib Rapture: A House Without A Foundation! PART 2: Raptured Off To Heaven?”