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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

Believing And Teaching The Pre-trib Rapture Doctrine Is Direct Disobedience To The Word Of God!

What if someone could show you that embracing the Pre-tribulation Rapture teaching causes you to disobey God’s Word? Would you change your opinion of that modern theory?

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Taking a closer look at the ‘Pre-trib’ teaching!

 

by Paul Benson

And we have confidence in the Lord touching you, that ye both do and will do the things which we command you. 5 And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ. 2Thessalonians 3:4-5

As followers of Christ we all are (or should be) looking forward to the day of his Return to this planet. But did you know that, concerning our beliefs about the end-times and the coming of Jesus, there are certain instructions given us that we are commanded to adhere to? And that to disregard those instructions, and to follow instead the contrary notions taught by man, is actually direct disobedience to God?

This is not a trivial matter!

Let me ask you a few questions: How important is it to obey the commands of our Creator? And, more pertinently, how important is compliance to those commands to you personally?

As Bible believing Christians who could deny that the Scriptures express a firm exhortation that we are to not only obey the words of Christ but also those of his Apostles. That the inspired words the Apostles spoke and wrote, right along with the teachings of Jesus, are to be considered the commandments of God and obeyed! We all believe that, right?

But have you ever considered how this might apply to what is currently being preached and taught concerning what we are to believe about the end-times and the Return of Jesus? I have!

And I can absolutely prove from the Scriptures that believing in and teaching a secret invisible coming of Christ for the Church seven years prior to the Second Coming (the pre-trib rapture doctrine) is not only bogus, but is also flat out disobedience to many of God’s commands given through Christ and his Apostles about what we are to believe!

Are you in a ‘pre-trib rebellion’ against God’s Word?

Please allow me to recap and consolidate some of the points I have made over the years which show the way the pre-trib teaching flat-out ignores and contradicts many firmly stated exhortations given us to follow in our efforts to piece together the puzzle of the end-time prophecies. Continue reading “Believing And Teaching The Pre-trib Rapture Doctrine Is Direct Disobedience To The Word Of God!”

Elijah List Testimony – How I Worked 7 Years to Deceive You – Kevin Kleint

{Note from Paul Benson: Kevin Kleint recently republished his testimony on his site. I had read Kevin’s testimony quite some time ago and it really had a familiar ring to it as I myself had to work my way through the muddle and mixture of what many call the modern day prophetic movement. In 2003-2004 as I began to speak against the false teachings and wayward lifestyles of the celebrity speakers who had gained such prominence and respect among the progressive faction of the Western Church I was meet with great rebuke and ridicule.  Few seemed interested in following the Apostle Paul’s exhortation to ‘Prove all things and hold fast that which is good’.

And please let me add my opinion that the deception being manifest in the days Kevin worked for the Elijah List was quite adolescent compared to the current deception. The anti-biblical and ecumenical nature of much of what is being touted as ‘what God is dong in this generation’ has greatly increased in recent years. If you think those associated with the Elijah List, Bethel Church, IHOP, those promoting the Seven Mountains Mandate, or the ‘Prophets/Prophetesses that have come to be labeled by many as the *’New Apostolic Reformation’ are speaking on behalf of your Heavenly Father, then you really need to get before God and seek some discernment!

The title ‘NAR’ that many such as myself use to point to a specific sphere of deceptive teachings and practices of ministry is just a moniker coined by those who originally spear-headed this ‘move’ (ie. C. Peter Wagoner etc.). Many who hold to the wayward teachings of the current deception will point out there is no Organization or Denomination that goes by the name the New Apo0stolic Reformation and that is true; but when you examine their beliefs and teachings you will find a common belief in a global hierarchy of ‘Apostolic Authority,’ and the firm belief that all Christians must come under the umbrella of these modern day Apostles and Prophets who have received an ‘updated’ vision for the Church.

But sadly, this ‘revised gospel’ of global ecumenical unity and global Dominion by the Church is NOT the Gospel of the Bible, nor the end-time scenario the prophecies of the Bible predict!

Maybe you think I am barking at the wind with my rebuke of these NAR Prophets and Apostles; but please excuse me if I get a little troubled when I see these ‘celebrity ministers’ laying aside the ‘repentance toward God and faith in the work of our crucified and resurrected Christ’ Gospel message in favor of a modern message that centers around conquering the world to prepare it for the future Reign of Righteousness. AND further troubled when I see them reaching out in unity to the RCC/Pope. The same Pope (a blatant communist!) that has gone so far off the rails that even many of those sitting under him are calling him a heretic!

Shouldn’t we be asking ourselves: WHY are those who claim to be sitting in authority over the Body of Christ in this generation, and claim to be hearing the voice of God, promoting unity with a Pope that believes and states that the Allah of Islam is the God of the Bible? BEWARE!}

My Elijah List Testimony – Working for a Prophetic Hub of Deception

by Kevin Kleint

Between the years 2001-2008, I was the webmaster for the Elijah List, one of the largest distributors of false prophecy for the prophetic movement. During this time, I learned some very difficult, yet beneficial, lessons about God, the prophetic movement and life in general. What’s more, I witnessed “first hand” the deception that goes on behind the scenes in what was (arguably) the most popular prophetic email ministry of the time.

If you read the following posts, you will gain insight into:

These posts have angered some who are neck-deep in the modern day prophetic movement (especially those who are profiting from it) and they have been a confirmation to others who knew that something was off all along.

READ KEVIN’S TESTAMONY HERE!

 

Contemplative Prayer PART II: Returning To The Biblical Pattern

There are methods of prayer that reach the Throne-room of God and others that do not. How can we discern the difference?

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by Paul Benson

Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. -Paul an apostle of Christ

Last week I encouraged my readers to consider an article by MattS from aminutetomidnite.com on the dangers of engaging in the practices many have come to call Contemplative Prayer. If you have not yet read it I would encourage you to do so as he expounds upon many of the problems I am attempting to bring a balance and correction to with this piece. As I will not be repeating his efforts to expose these counterfeit methods of prayer and meditation you might not fully ‘get’ some of the things I have to say without that background. Here is that article:

Contemplative Prayer: Is It Really Prayer?  by MattS @ aminutetomidnite.com

Now let’s take a look at what the Scriptures have to say about contemplation, meditation, prayer, and lingering in the presence of God undertaken in a manner that edifies the believer and glorifies the Lord. Continue reading “Contemplative Prayer PART II: Returning To The Biblical Pattern”

Contemplative Prayer PART 1: Is It Really Prayer?

There are methods of prayer that reach the Throne-room of God and others that do not. How can we discern the difference?

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by Paul Benson

The topic of Contemplative Prayer has been on my heart for quite some time now. When ever I hear someone speak in a derogatory manner of Contemplative Prayer (or ‘soaking’ as some like to call it) I feel a real strong ‘wait a minute here!’ rise up in my spirit. I fully believe this practice, engaged in according to a biblical pattern, was an integral part of the faith once delivered to the Saints that we are not only exhorted to contend for (Jude 1:3) but also have a desperate need to return to! And it has been my intention to write an article in defense of what I see as a quite healthy practice (even a command) in the Scriptures.

Continue reading “Contemplative Prayer PART 1: Is It Really Prayer?”

What is ‘The Rapture’? – John Piper

Do you have a biblical view of what many choose to call ‘the Rapture’? Are you sure?

{A reader sent me a link (thank you Frances!) to this piece by John Piper. I thought it to be a very good view of what the Bible really does teach about the Return of our Lord. It is prime example of what comes from letting the clear and plain truths expressed in Scripture dictate our beliefs on a subject rather than being molded into the various ideologies forced by the wayward doctrines of man. Unfortunately brother Piper (a Calvinist) did not follow that same process concerning his view on OSAS. Some commentary on this will follow his description of the ‘Rapture’. P.B. }

Continue reading “What is ‘The Rapture’? – John Piper”

WHEN PROOF GOES POOF! Answering ’16 Proofs of a Pre-trib Rapture’.

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Pre-trib theory when confronted with Scripture!

by Paul Benson

Recently a reader contacted me with some questions concerning a write-up he had come across titled ’16 Proofs of a Pre-trib Rapture.’ You can find that writing HERE . I felt that all might benefit from a thorough response to those supposed ‘proofs’ of a rapture of the Church that author claims happens prior to the coming time of tribulation and Antichrist’s war on the Saints. Continue reading “WHEN PROOF GOES POOF! Answering ’16 Proofs of a Pre-trib Rapture’.”

The Day The Believers Stand Before The Judgment Seat of Christ – When And Where?

What have YOU been taught about the Judgment Seat of Christ? Is it in line with the Word of God?

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by Paul Benson

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. 2Corinthians 5:10

We hear much mention of ‘the Judgment (Bema) Seat of Christ’ in the preaching and teaching of the Christian Church. And most of that preaching (particularly from the Dispensational / Pre-trib crowd) portrays this event as somewhere off in the future much later than the day we are caught-away to meet our Lord Jesus.

But searching the Word of God I cannot find any clear description of a Judgment of the believers taking place in Heaven, or even any hint of a later timing, that would indicate this to be an event that takes place years after what many like to call ‘the Rapture’. So where are they getting all these facts on this topic they are claiming that: ‘the Bible says!’? Out of a hat?

To me this ‘down the road’ judging of the believers seems to be quite askew from what the Bible actually does have to say about the judgment and reward of the followers of Christ. Let’s take a closer look at this matter. Continue reading “The Day The Believers Stand Before The Judgment Seat of Christ – When And Where?”

A Discussion On Divorce And Remarriage

Are we really in tune with what Christ and his Apostles taught about divorce and remarriage?

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by Paul Benson

What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. -Jesus Christ

A reader recently posed a question to me concerning my view on divorce and remarriage. Though I could have probably satisfied her request with a ‘nutshell’ answer I felt it might be a good time to share my view (and experience) in an article for all to consider.

The issue of divorce and remarriage by those professing faith in Christ is one that is frequently addressed and taught upon in the Church today. But it is my personal opinion that it is seldom addressed in a manner that is in accord with the true teachings of the New Testament. At the risk of taking a hit to my readership stats (hopefully I am more concerned about winning God’s approval than yours!) let’s take a look at what the Bible really does and does not say about this topic. Continue reading “A Discussion On Divorce And Remarriage”

Your Ark Of Safety

Do YOU have an Ark? You are going to need one!

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(The following is a modified excerpt from the booklet ‘ Escape or Passover’ by Paul Benson)

For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise. 37 For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry. Hebrews 10:36-37

Jesus is most certainly coming! It’s only a matter of when. In the fast-food mentality of the modern Church extolling the virtues of patience and perseverance has been cast aside in favor of preaching/selling principals of prosperity. Teachings which promise to get you what you want from God, and get it for you now! But patience and endurance are both truly necessary to receive favor and fulfillment of promise from God; and as this age progresses they will become all the more needful and precious. Continue reading “Your Ark Of Safety”

The Blood of Christ – Zac Poonen

A truly anointed man of God can say more with a few paragraphs than most of today’s ear-ticklers can with entire books filled with their ‘great swelling words of vanity’ (2Peter 2:18)!

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(Taken from: Word For the Week – Christian Fellowship Church, Bangalore)

by Zac Poonen

Forgiveness of our past sins is our very first and our constant need. The guilt of our sins could not be removed by God by any other way than by the payment of the full penalty for our sins. “Without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness” (Hebrews 9:22).

We need the blood of Christ to cleanse us DAILY!

Continue reading “The Blood of Christ – Zac Poonen”