The Curse Of The Pre-Trib Rapture!

Tempted to mock? There is a Scripture that speaks of one who answers before he hears a matter (Proverbs 18:13). Is that YOU?

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  Seeking Whom He May Devour…

by Paul Benson

Today the Church is being flooded with a tsunami of deception; and one of the greatest areas of false teaching is concerning the Return of our Lord Jesus to this world. It is the desire of the enemy of our souls that multitudes of Christians, seduced by deception, would enter the final 3 1/2 years of this age out of sync with God, and out from under his blessing, If you think this is not possible you are quite wrong; it is not only possible, this seduction is taking place right under our noses.

A good many years have passed since the Lord opened my eyes to the fact the Resurrection of the Just, and our catching away, takes place at the Second Coming; and that the notion of a prior event called the Pre-tribulation Rapture is not correct doctrine. One of the most challenging aspects of teaching on this issue is to get folks to realize the enormous damage caused by embracing that error, and the great danger it presents to the end-time generation. Let me share with you some insights the Lord has given me concerning just how serious a matter this truly is.

I have detailed in other writings some of the more often spoken of dangers connected with embracing the pre-trib rapture theory, and the damage it does. Such as: leaving folks unprepared spiritually and mentally to face what lies ahead, or the defiling nature of false teaching; and how words of error eat away at true faith (2Tim 2:17), and so on. But there has always been a nagging feeling in my spirit that there was so much more to this danger than I have been able to grasp and articulate.

Knowing that great peril and persecution lies ahead for the followers of Christ, I have for some time been presenting myself before the Lord with this issue in mind; crying out from a heart burdened for the well being of the Body of Christ. Recently the Lord has been opening up to me a deeper understanding of the satanic nature of, and strategy behind, the pre-tribulation rapture teaching, And as I write these words I am asking God for the ability to effectively communicate what he is showing me.

Many will not take kindly to what I say here. But they are words of truth. And you can mock me, get angry with me, or write me nasty comments and say whatever you choose; but one thing you will never be able to say is that I did not warn you!


Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand. Revelation 1:3

For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: 19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. Revelation 22:18-19

The Book of Revelation begins with the pronouncement of a blessing and ends with the pronouncement of a curse. For most of my life I acknowledged them both, as most others do, but saw no direct correlation between them. But now I understand there is a very specific vein of truth which ties this blessing and curse together; and that is the proper regard for, and preservation of, the Word of God.

I had always considered the words of the blessing (they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things) in the sense of ‘hear and obey’, but that’s not the proper rendering of the word keep. This word is one of those of which we have kind of lost touch with its proper meaning. Just as the word ‘let’ once meant restrain (as in 2Thess. 2:7) but now the English usage means allow; in our modern vernacular the word ‘keep’ would most often mean obey or hold on to, but in times gone by it had a more specific meaning of watching over and safeguarding (a ‘keep’ was a garrison or a fortress). With that understanding the words of Revelation 1:3 take on a fuller meaning.

Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep (set a watch over, protect from loss or injury, preserve) those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand. Revelation 1:3 (words in italics are mine)

With this additional light we can now clearly see the connection of the blessing to the curse. Whereas the blessing is for hearing, and also keeping / preserving the words of the prophesy; the curse is for hearing, and NOT doing so but instead adding to or stealing away from it, and thus doing injury to the prophesy. Before we delve into the ramifications of how this all applies to the pre-trib rapture doctrine let’s take a look at another blessing / curse in the Word of God, and see how it has played out in the lives of God’s people.

And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth: 2 And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God. Deuteronomy 28:1-2

But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee: Deuteronomy 28:15

When Moses brought the people of God out of the wilderness, and they were about to enter into the land of promise, they paused there by the banks of the river Jordan and had a very serious chat. There were given to them by the Lord magnificent words of promise; a promise of blessing upon obedience, and also a promise of cursing upon disobedience (Deut. 27-29). These words were to be received and honored by the people, and set up as a standard to live by. The Blessing and the Curse were not to be taken lightly.

The Lord was true to his words; and as the people of God moved into the promised land, and began to conquer and occupy the region, great fear and anxiety was upon those being bested by the armies under Joshua. And as we follow the narrative, as long as the Israelites obeyed God he blessed them, but when they strayed the curse was manifest.

(SIDE NOTE;  Previously the king of Moab had tried unsuccessfully to get Balaam the prophet to curse God’s people; even offering him great reward for doing so. But Balaam refused and would only bless them (Numbers 22–24). But sadly we see later (Numbers 31:16, Revelation 2:14) Balaam gave in to the dark-side, and taught Balak how to get the blessing of God taken off of Israel. How? By getting them to move in disobedience to the commandments the Lord had given them.

They sent whorish women among the men of Israel who seduced them into fornication and idolatry. The result was the blessing of God was lifted, and the people suffered greatly for it! Many lost their lives for moving in opposition to what God had spoken. God was teaching his people (even in the wilderness) about the notion of blessing and cursing. That God is the same God we serve today.)

We see this promise of blessing and curse at work in the lives of God’s people down through the centuries. When Jerusalem fell to the armies of Nebuchadnezzar it was once again God being faithful to his promises. What a horrible time of death, suffering, and bondage the disobedience of God’s beloved Israel brought upon them. But it was exactly what God had said would befall them if they did not hearken to his words. That God is the same God we serve today.

And once again in A.D. 70 the promise of blessing and cursing brought about the destruction of Jerusalem, and the deaths of well over a million Jews! But there was a remarkable aspect of this tragic time many are not aware of. History records that very few Christians, if any, were killed in that massacre! Those who took the words of Jesus seriously were forewarned by them and fled (Luke 20:20-21); and thereby escaped that destruction and carnage!

Those who chose to give the words of Jesus proper regard, and move in accord with them, received great blessing for doing so. Those who disregarded his words did so to their own destruction. That God is the same God we serve today.

Now let’s go back to the promise of blessing and cursing found in the book of Revelation, and ask ourselves: ‘are these words being given the proper regard by the believers of our generation?’


For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: Revelation 22:18

As I have clearly shown in *other writings the pre-trib rapture theory both adds to AND takes away from the Word of God in general, and the Book of Revelation in particular. The seriousness of this seems to escape those involved in the promotion of that falsehood; but I assure you it has not escaped the God who is absolutely faithful to the promises of his Holy Word. God does not lie; nor does he give idle threats. The curse as well as the blessing recorded in Revelation will without fail be visited upon those who qualify for each; just as assuredly as history shows the words of Deuteronomy 27-29 were faithfully fulfilled time and time again.

Among other things the pre-trib theory adds another Coming of Jesus and another resurrection which are not native to the teachings of God’s Word. In adding these elements they deceptively promise God’s people they will not see the time of great tribulation. This perverting of the end-time narrative is a violation of the clear-cut warning NOT to add to this prophesy!

Those who teach the pre-trib error will not only NOT escape that time but will enter it under a curse for violating that warning! The conditions of that curse will cause to come upon them the very plagues their false doctrine had them convinced they would never be around to see, let alone experience! If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: These words are not an idle threat. They are the promise of a God who cannot lie!

Just as the enemy wanted Israel out from under the blessing of God as they entered in to occupy the promised land (so they would be vulnerable to attack), so Satan desires to remove the blessing off of God’s chosen as they enter the final confrontation with him on their way to occupying the eternal promised land. This is the satanic scheme behind the pre-trib rapture doctrine. It is more than just an errant theory. It is a cunningly devised seduction designed to bring God’s people into the time of great tribulation under a curse of disobedience (so they will be vulnerable to attack). Once again a large segment of God’s people have been seduced into moving in opposition to what has been commanded them; and once again God will be faithful to his Word, and allow the promise of the curse to be manifested!

….What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they? 14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb… …They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. Revelation 7:13-16

In examining this passage I notice two things relevant to this discussion;

  • First, these individuals who had come out of the tribulation had gone through a cleansing / purification.
  • Second, why had they experienced hunger and thirst, as well as the ill effects of the sun and great heat? Although we must expect great persecution and even possible martyrdom during the tribulation (and even today for many …all they who will live goodly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution 2Tim. 3:12);  we do have very many promises as to personal provision and protection. …the sun shall not smite thee by day… Psalms 112:6  … in the days of famine they shall be satisfied. Psalms 37:19. It doesn’t sound like all of them had been partaking of those promises. Had maybe (I am just wondering here) some of ‘the things written in this book‘ come upon many of them due to their disregard of God’s Word? I see this as a distinct possibility.

And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. Revelation 13:7

Some questions need to be asked here: WHO gave Antichrist permission to war against the Body of Christ and (seemingly) overcome them during the tribulation, and more importantly: WHY? Could this have anything to do with the curse of Revelation 22? Does the Church ‘give place’ (Eph. 4:27) to the Devil by their lack of regard for the warnings against abusing God’s Word? Have they set themselves up for a purging? Rapture theorists refuse to acknowledge the great tribulation as a time of sifting and purification for God’s people, but the Scriptures clearly put forth that concept.

And some of them of understanding shall fall, to try them, and to purge, and to make them white,… Daniel 11:35

Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried… Daniel 12:10

I have noted before that it is quite easy to discern in Daniel’s writings two companies of believers in the time of tribulation. One a weak and faltering group being tried, sifted, and purified (of the which many will not endure to the end). The other a group full of wisdom and strength doing great things in the name of their God. Although not exempt from persecution, and quite likely to suffer martyrdom, they will be about the Fathers business; not desperately seeking ‘lamp oil’  they thought they’d never need. It is my sincere goal to be a part of that second group!

… but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits. Daniel 11:32


And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. Revelation 22:19

As frightful as the first part of this curse is, the second part presents a horror almost beyond the grasp of the human mind. To have a part in the Book of Life and then to have your name taken out; all for the sin of ‘taking away from the words of this prophesy’. To lose your eternal soul along with all the promise of inheritance provided us through the sacrifice of God’s Son on that Cross. Words fail me here. What words could ever adequately describe such an eternal nightmare?

Of all the ways the dispensational / pre-trib rapture theory takes away from the book of Revelation, let’s look at just one. Those who teach that doctrine are telling the Body of Christ they will not be on earth to face the challenges involved in refusing the ‘mark of the beast’, and the horrible time of persecution to come as a result of Antichrist’s war on the Saints. This literally rips a large chunk right out of the heart of the teachings of the book of Revelation! It is plainly a ‘taking away from the words of this prophesy’.

To tell the Church they will NOT face the ‘mark of the beast’ is a satanic deception! It astounds me that people could state such a thing with no fear of consequence. In doing so they endanger not only themselves, but also everyone they convince to embrace that error!

The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath. Proverbs 15:24

The serious nature of editing and altering the Words of the Holy Bible is why I harp on all the time about basing our beliefs only upon what we can find clearly and plainly written in its pages; not on hopeful theories and cunningly devised fables. The truths we are to believe and live by are plainly stated in the Scriptures with the safeguard of multiple witnesses. Doctrines based upon presupposition and implicit reference (like the pre-trib rapture theory) should be viewed as extremely dangerous, and given a wide berth.

So there you have it. The Curse of the Pre-Trib Rapture is real!

But sadly, the thought of being cursed through deception will be pondered by only a meager portion of those who have been seduced by that deception; as they are convinced their fable is actually true. And they will disregard this warning.

Such a thought will cause the proud to retort: ‘That could never be me!’ And they will disregard this warning.

Such a thought will cause many others (deceived by yet another falsehood) to exclaim: ‘That cannot happen! You cannot LOSE your salvation; we are sealed and secure!’ And they will disregard this warning.

But there it is in plain English: if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life. The question now is: What are YOU going to do with those words? Will you give them the proper regard they deserve, or ignore them to your own peril?

A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished. Proverbs 27:12

Breaking The Curse

If you cannot come to the place yet to embrace the truth that the Church is going through the time of great tribulation: PLEASE!, for your own sake, at least back off to a neutral position. Let your confession be something along the lines of: ‘I’m not sure about these things’ or ‘I’m seeking for more light on this matter, and I don’t know for sure what to believe or teach’. And ask the Lord to forgive and cleanse you for any error you have embraced or promoted. He will gladly do so (1John 1:9).

That neutral position will not defile you and bring you under judgment for adding to or taking away from what the Bible teaches. It is a safe place where you can apply yourself to seek God, and the truth of his Word, on this most serious matter. If I can convince you to at least assume this safe position I will have made headway in regard to the main burden of my heart in writing these words; and that is seeing God’s people removed from the danger of promoting that deceiving and damaging doctrine.

Let’s enter the final days of this age under the Blessing of God, and not under a curse for failing to give his Word proper regard!

The Curse of the Pre-Trib Rapture is a reality!

PLEASE, do not fall victim to it.

Yours in the love of Christ;

Paul Benson

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28 thoughts on “The Curse Of The Pre-Trib Rapture!”

  1. I was doing my daily devotions today, and the LORD charged me to look up the mystery of GOD spoken to the prophets in Revelation 10:7. It is that mystery spoken of in 1 Corinthians 15:51! Of course it is!
    The cut and paste theology, (which one has to do in order to come up with a PT rapture!) drives me crazy! If one but reads the word and asked GOD to open hearts to HIS TRUTH, it is very clear what HE says!


  2. Paul, years ago as I read my bible I noticed that in the letter to the Corinthians paul stated that he was showing them a mystery! He stated that they would not all sleep but they would be changed in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump. What I took from that was not what my church taught. First he is revealing the mystery in the same sentence as he presented it! The believers of that day had no knowledge of anyone being changed and being taken alive and getting a new eternal body! They knew of a resurrection of the dead because Christ had resurrected and had promised them he would return and take them to be with him! Nowhere I have ever read has ever said that people alive would get eternal bodies, a mystery revealed!
    Then of course, there is the issue of the last trump, which seems pretty clear, but for some reason it isn’t what is taught in most churches as they proclaim that it can’t be the last trump in Revelation because it doesn’t fit with a PT rapture! I call convoluted reasoning on this one!


  3. Greetings bro Paul,

    Back in ‘77 when I was 27, I was handed Hal Lindsey’s, “ Late Great Planet Earth”. Once saved, I attended a church
    in Vienna, Va. that had Tim LaHaye in every Sunday evening to teach on the PT rapture, among other things. As well, every fundamental church I have attended since, has at its core that same Dispensationalist teaching.

    Just recently, I guess you would say I backed into the truth of the matter. It came as a result of seeing a very large group of “Evangelical Christians” gathering in their support of Israel. The thing that struck me as odd was John Hagge being on the same stage with VP Pence. As I looked into “Christian Zionism” it led me to a very concerning conclusion; the enemy crafted a multi-layered lie which was developed over many generations. He brought together the likes of the Rothschilds, John Darby, Cirrus Scofield and the Oxford Press to introduce and orchestrate acceptance for Darby’s Dispensationalism. Which would bring with it the PT rapture, not to mention the idea voiced continually these days; “I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you”
    (Gen. 12:3-4) I believe The Lord is graciously helping many to see the truth concerning this matter. Sadly at this point, unless He does the revealing, I believe the scales will remain.

    Jesus referred to our enemy as “the father of lies”, and for good reason. We get but a few frames of understanding from a movie that started a long time before we got to the planet!
    “Itching ears” ultimately come from our fleshly desires to take the easy way out. The PT rapture fits right into that type of scenario.

    Paul, I did come across another verse lately that speaks to the Church still being on the planet when Jesus returns.
    It’s Matt. 25:31, and the Lord speaks of His returning accompanied by His holy angels….not with His saints.

    With the locking down on the availability of truth on the internet, I would suggest believers start resolving some of these more important issues…praying for wisdom and understanding….now!

    I’ll leave with an example of confusion:

    Why would our “All Holy God” find it necessary to unequally yoke Himself with known satanists (the Rothschilds) to establish the “Nation State of Israel”?

    Lord Rothschilds, “My family created Israel”

    In Christ, bro Bill


  4. Paul, another aspect of who the author (or god) of the pre-trib lie is, when its ministers teach that when the rapture occurs, Satan knows he has merely 7 years until the second coming. True Christians know that only the Holy Father knows the season, day, and hour. Inadvertantly these preachers of a false christ and the pre-trib deception are revealing who their father really is. Satan. But they cannot really understand this within the decieved envelope of curse that every man is born into. Even Jesus calls some folks as “of their father the devil”. And until (or if) He gives them spiritual life to discern the truth from lies (He gives life to whom He pleases, His words are Spirit & life, without Me you can do nothing, the flesh counts for N.O.T.H.I.N.G.) these ministers go about giving their best, flawed, lying guesses, never minding that they absolutely owe it to Jesus to stay completely in His red-letter words! They utterly fail to deny self, which is another command from Jesus. They utterly fail to beware false prophets/teachers (Matt 7:15-23), another command from Jesus. They go about deceiving and being deceived, asserting, not self-denying, their antichrist teachings. This pretty much applies to all the false movements not authorized by God. I’ve even read the similarities of dispensationalism and Jehovah Witnesses, some even calling the rapturist as Watchtower-lite, or closet-JW’s. All the cults (in a pejorative, pseudo-innocent sense) are promoters of a false-christ, which is really the spirit of antichrist. And they look desperately outside their cult for the future antichrist!

    If it were not so sad, one could have a good laugh at the pre-tribbers having to assume or add to Daniel 9, some 2000 years between the 69th and 70th week, telling us that God stopped His countdown clock. And a few deceived sermons later they will claim to take scripture strictly LITERALLY. How deceived can you get? It is a fat lie that they are literalists! They are caught adding their own ideas to God’s words. We know that no lie is of the truth, neither do all the falsehoods and distortions within dispensationalism fit anything other than God sending them strong delusion, not RECEIVING love for truth that they might be saved, that they should believe the lie, taking pleasure in their unrighteous theories (2 Thess 2:9-12), finally tangling with Rev 22:18,19 with not a prick to their consciences as they mingle their carnal ideas with holy scripture.. They just know they’re right. All fanaticism operates this way.


    1. Larry, I’m sure you know that many P.T. believers receive the “7 year fallacy”. It’s tough to challenge them. They too are guilty of the theft of the words of Daniel 9;27. Danny McDowell Augusta G.A.


  5. I agree with you wholeheartedly. Unfortunately, my family does not. My mom told me I am completely unwilling to research the pretrib doctrine. She wants me to read Tim LaHaye’s book about end times. I have been praying and studying, and believe with all my heart that Christians will go through the tribulation. She says I have an I’m right your wrong attitude. It’s not something I want to risk being wrong about. Most Christians are not ready or prepared to face persecution, and I just don’t want to see my family fall prey to the deception either.


    1. Hi Karen;
      Maybe you could suggest to your mother that you research the issue together. Many are awoken to the error of the pre-trib hoax when attempting to find validity for the various facets of that teaching in the Scriptures. They expect there to be firm foundation in the Bible for what they have been taught, but there really isn’t any. Ask her to show you an invisible Coming of Jesus, or ANY pre-trib timing for example. The basic tenants of that fable seem to have been pulled out of thin air, not from the Word of God! And please refer some of my articles to her. Since she has accused you of being closed minded ask her to examine the opposing view.
      Blessings to you;
      Paul Benson


    2. Karen,tell her that you are obeying Jesus at Matt 7:15-23, and dispensational forecasters are not. 4 times in John 6 Jesus teaches resurrection on the last day, not 7 years prior to the last day. Dispy’s are being totally disobedient and rebellious, the natural state of man.


  6. Hi Paul
    My heart rejoices as you teach the truth concerning Jesus coming.
    1) Matt 24 Jesus makes these 4statements about His coming AFTER the tribulation (the only coming He spoke of)
    1. He’s near, at the door ( when all these things come to pass)
    2. No man knows the day or hour
    3. Some taken some left( not left behind). And it’s the wicked taken and righteous left
    4. He comes like a thief in the night.
    Jesus makes these four statements concerning His coming after the tribulation.
    But the pre- trib rapture teachers steal these words and lie claiming this is the rapture.
    2) One more thing showing the subtlety of this lie. They say the rapture and the second coming. The word SECOND coming is not used by Jesus in Matt24, Mk13, Lk21 or in rest of gospels or N.T. but these words:
    His coming, appearing, return, and revelation.
    Blessings to you as you continue to teach the truth concerning His coming.


  7. You’re wrong dude. How dare you condemn the doctrine given by Jesus and Paul as a curse!
    “Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle….
    And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed.” (2nd Thessalonians 2:15, 3:14)


    1. Hello ItsMe;
      Sorry friend, you have been misled.

      The concept of a pre-trib rapture / imminent return was not taught by either Paul or the Lord Jesus! Actually both prophesied of many things which had to precede the coming of Christ for the Church.

      Please consider the following article. In it I clearly show why the apostle Paul did not believe or teach an imminent return.

      Please also consider reading the rest of my blog articles under the category ‘The Rapture Theory’. May the LORD grant you a more perfect understanding of end-time events.

      Thanks for visiting the site;
      Paul Benson


  8. Paul, you are a false prophet. God discipline you.

    Revelation 22

    18 For I testify unto every man that hears the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: 19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.


    1. Hello doops;
      Thanks for the visit and taking the time to read the article.

      I assure you I base my end-time doctrinal beliefs on what is plainly and clearly stated in the Bible. Not presupposition and unsupported notions like those presented by the pre-trib rapture theory. Even pre-trib theologians admit their theory is not expressly staked in the Scripture but has to be perceived through the means of ‘implicit reference’.

      I encourage you to prayerfully read the rest of my articles and the two free books I offer. May the Holy Spirit lead you into a proper understanding.
      Paul Benson


  9. WoW ! I grew up with the teachings of Pre-Trib teachings. Over and over those words were taught. I believed in them. They were spoken by ministers and ministries I just blindly accepted as truth. Even family members taught me such. I have been blinded ! …open my eyes that I might see ! I have felt a huge, heavy burden on my heart; growing increasingly within this past year. Satanic ‘botherings’ ( for lack of a better word ) are extremely prevalent in my life. I have power, given to me only by God, to SEE the attacks as they are AND denounce them; daily ! I am looking for, searching for knowledge in my life. You wouldn’t believe how I came upon your writings… God knows. The Holy Spirit reveals many things I am questioning. I am now aware of ‘false teachings’ put ( innocently ? ) before me. I thank you for your writings and will be reading your books and articles as quick as I can ! I am the one you just wrote about ~ this is life changing for me ! This Christian needs to re-examine my beliefs and study God’s word. Thank you !



    1. Kathy;
      May the LORD bless you as you hunger for the truth. Jesus promised they who hunger and thirst after righteousness SHALL be filled!
      Paul Benson


  10. OUTSTANDING! The pre-trib lie has never been an issue with me, but I have never seen anyone articulate it so skillfully. Thanks also to John Little for leading me here. I will be passing this vital information on. Blessings to you.


  11. I’ve also read a theory that once the believers are raptured, the focus is on Israel (the 144,000) and they will witness for Christ and make disciples, and these are the ones forced to choose between the mark of the beast or death.. And for all I’ve read, each and every one is a theory. Revelation is veiled to most – including me. But I walk by faith, not sight. I can trust the Lord of All The Earth ( a title God gave himself only seven times in the bible). It is all so confusing, so I don’t dwell on it. It’s like straining at a gnat and swallowing a camel. It does not affect how I live my life. Shouldn’t I be praying for a encouraging those around me? It’s sad to read believers argue over who is right or wrong when… again… theory. The hidden things belong to God. And yes, I’ve heard all the verses to support each ‘belief’ – but I still prefer to call them theories. Thanks for letting me share my opinion. Bridgette in Nebraska


    1. Hello sister Bridgette;
      Thank you for your visit and comment.

      I was really saddened by your statement ‘It’s all so confusing so I don’t dwell on it.’ That confusion has been ministered to you by all the falsehood you have been listening to. Don’t allow Satan to keep you in that state. Go to the LORD in earnest prayer and ask him to SHOW you what is right.

      Sister God has given us his Spirit of Truth, as well as his Word of Truth, so we might KNOW the truth. It is not some unattainable task. Jesus said ‘ye shall know the truth and it shall set you free.” And when we find those truths they are not foreboding or overwhelming (like swallowing a camel) they are like a refreshing drink of pure living water.

      You said you have heard all the verses for each belief. No, you have heard doctrine for each. There is a big difference. Searching out and believing what is plainly stated in the Bible is the key to understanding end-time matters. This is the path I chose. The reason I left the pre-trib hoax behind was that there really IS NO Scripture behind all the various elements of that theory. It is based on Scripture out of context or quite often no Scripture at all, only unsupported supposition.

      I encourage you to PLEASE read the rest of my articles on this issue prayerfully, and seek clarity on this matter as it very much DOES affect your life, and your future, even though you do not yet understand how.

      May God bless you, and keep you, and guide you into a proper understanding of what lies ahead. You said you trust the LORD of all The Earth; please trust him to teach you the truth. Ask him to fill you with his Spirit and seek him in his Word. He will cause that confusion to pass.

      You are on my heart, and in my prayers;
      Paul Benson


  12. I think what many Christian are getting confused about these days is the difference between the ‘wrath’ of God and the ‘great tribulation.’ For those Christians who are still confused about the timing of the rapture, or the 2nd coming of Christ, I would encourage them to read Matthew 24. The words mentioned there indisputably are Jesus’ own words and nowhere does he promise a pre trib rapture. He has forewarned us that we wiłl be in this world during the antichrist era ie the ‘abomination of desolation’ where he will stop all rituals and worship in the temple of Jerusalem and declare himself as the ruler of the world as described in Daniel.

    The exact timing of the rapture is Mathew 24:29 where Jesus himself mentions ‘immediately after these days of TRIBULATION’. For any Christian to believe anything otherwise from the word of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, I am sorry to inform the pre trib rapture is indeed Satan’s biggest lie to candycoat Christians into a lifestyle of sinful living so that during the hardships of the tribulation,when you are tossed and turned coz of your faith, you will be the first ones to renounce the name of God and call Him a liar.

    Satan will use the very doctrine of the pre trib rapture and his fave phrase will be “Oh where is your God now who has left you to suffer such turmoil.” Its alright if Christians don’t believe your words Paul, in the book of Revelations, the Spirit keeps telling us that ‘he who has ears, let him hear.’ If they don’t trust the words of Christ,then they are never his, neither will they take an honest doctrine favorably as God himself has warned us that in the last days, people will be itching to hear what they want to hear and not His words’.


    1. Priti;
      You are quite right. Satan lures people to receive error then mocks them for the damage it does.

      My drive in rebuking the pre-trib error is not about being ‘right’ and others ‘wrong’; but about a grave concern I have for the damage being done to the understanding of those who embrace that error, and the severe consequences that will manifest later. If only one person can be saved from a faltering in their faith it will have been worth all the flack.

      Also we have proof in the words of Jesus that the great tribulation is NOT the wrath of God. I explain that here:

      Paul Benson


  13. Hi Paul!
    Thanks for reaching out, I appreciate the spirit of love in that act. (This is the Michael from Omegashock). I also would like to apologize for taking too much time getting back to you.
    The reason I don’t think that the pre/post tribulation rapture argument is that important is…


    Now I do not expect you to abandon your position on the post tribulation position. Maybe there is something we have both missed here.
    Hope this note finds you and yours well!


    1. Michael;
      Sorry to have to edit your comment, but it was so full of pre-trib and OSAS error I could not allow it here. You are using one falsehood to validate another.

      I plan to respond by e-mail soon, and I do appreciate you taking the time to read the article. Which you did not comment on by the way. (Which makes me wonder did you actually read it? or just take opportunity to preach your errant dispensational theory?)

      Blessings to you Michael;
      Paul Benson


  14. Dear, Paul,

    I decided to take time to read your post today. I hope you are OK with me commenting here instead of on Z3 News. First, thank you for the kind words on Z3 News. But I am not worthy of them.

    I do believe you and I have the correct position on the timing of the rapture. And I also believe that Bible teachers should be careful about what they teach because James 3:1 warns that teachers would be judged more strictly. Perhaps your understanding of Revelation 22 is an elaboration of James 3:1?…


    …Just as you, I am now wary about what I teach and preach because of the warnings from the Scriptures, and I truly hadn’t thought about the closing verses of Revelation 22 like you have laid out here. But, I have always believed that God doesn’t take kindly to lies being preached in his name, and he will judge those who unrepentantly refuse his correction. Yes, his warnings are to be seriously taken, but my life is a testament that it is not his desire to curse and condemn; he would rather have everyone repent and live, and that is why he disciplines (which, if necessary, can be severe).

    So then, dear Paul, please continue to preach the truth as God leads you to. There are plenty who need to hear it.

    I apologize for my longer than intended reply. I hope you are encouraged to continue and that I have been a blessing to you.

    My greetings to you in Christ!


    1. Sujit;
      Thank you for your comment and insight.

      I have actually done an upgrade to the post per your words to reflect that I absolutely do not believe the persecution to be endured by the Saints of that time is a result of the Rev 22 curse, but to be expected by all believers including those of our day.

      Although great persecution will fall upon all believers in that day, the manifestation of the curse God promised in Rev. 22 will only come upon those who have sinned against those words. As will the blessing promised in Rev. 1:3 come upon those who have honored those words. God is faithful to his promises.

      Your words have been a help and an encouragement.


    2. I don’t really care for calling something out as being a “curse” or lies. It is a matter just as a matter of the interpretation of the scriptures. It’s somewhat a relief to some to believe that we won’t go through the great tribulation. Some preach pre, some mid, some post tribulation rapture. But I choose to think the rapture occurs before the post tribulation time. I believe it is a matter of confusing the 2nd coming with the rapture, which are different happening. Read more on the subject and don’t be so quick to condemn. I for one hope we do NOT go through the great tribulation, whenever it takes place, but it’s getting closer, and “stand in the holy place!”


    3. Jack;
      Sorry bro. IT IS NOT just ‘a matter of interpretation’. That notion is a deception in itself.
      It is an issue of truth versus error. Truth sanctifies a person whereas error DEFILES a person. This ‘you believe how you want and I’ll believe how I want’ nonsense is one of the biggest reasons the Body of Christ is so overrun with error today. Prove all things and hold fast that which is good. 1Thess. 5:21

      You suggested I read more on the subject. Good advice and I’ll take it to heart. I have been reading, researching, and travailing over this matter for many years (early eighties) and will continue to do so. Might I suggest you take your own advice? Here is a list of articles to start with.


      In these articles I show element after element of the rapture theory to be falsehood in an easy to understand fashion. And when you are finished please help yourself to the two free books I offer on the subject. I wrote them for YOU brother, please accept them as a gift.



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