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?”

The Pre-Trib Rapture: A House Without A Foundation! PART 1: Every Eye Shall See Him!

Is there a true foundation in Scripture for the concepts you are being taught to believe? Are you sure about that?

The Pre-trib Rapture

by Paul Benson

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.

Let’s look at what the Bible REALLY says about one of the most popular concepts being pawned off as ‘Bible Truth’ in this day: An invisible coming of Christ for the Church. Continue reading “The Pre-Trib Rapture: A House Without A Foundation! PART 1: Every Eye Shall See Him!”

Do YOU Understand Repentance The Way The Bible Teaches It?

by Paul Benson

… I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.  -Jesus the Christ

There are many folks, particularly from a Baptist or Calvinistic background, that raise quite a fuss over repentance preaching that portrays repentance as an action which must be undertaken to partake of the saving grace of God. They claim this is works based salvation; and therefor not the gift of unmerited grace promised in the Bible. They point to the proper definition of the word repent and claim: ‘Repentance is merely a change of thinking.’

And they are quite correct with their word definition. But the call to repentance we see expressed in the Scriptures involves more than a mere change in thinking. Please allow me to explain. Continue reading “Do YOU Understand Repentance The Way The Bible Teaches It?”

The Prosperity of America versus The Judgment of America: (Is Mark ‘The Firefighter’ Taylor Really Hearing From God?)

How closely should we scrutinize the words people claim to be prophetic?

The Firefighter Prophecy

by Paul Benson

…if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.  Isaiah 8:20

But if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth, because there is no light in him.  John 11:10

Recently a friend asked me of my opinion of the prophetic words being spoken by Mark Taylor concerning the future of America. Since Mr. Taylor’s rebuke of those ‘Doom and Gloom’ minded people speaking forth words of God’s Judgment upon this nation would be directed at me (as I firmly believe that America IS currently under the Judgment of God), I would like to answer his words publicly.

In case you do not know who I am speaking of, Mark Taylor has risen to somewhat of a celebrity status in the Christian community over some prophesying he did concerning Donald Trump and the elections; and has since become quite popular, speaking on many Christian platforms. He fervently promotes Donald Trump as the ‘anointed deliverer’ of this nation, and refers to him as a ‘Political Prophet’. (I didn’t even know there was such a calling. How ignorant of me!) Continue reading “The Prosperity of America versus The Judgment of America: (Is Mark ‘The Firefighter’ Taylor Really Hearing From God?)”

The Final Deception Is Here! – Benjamin Faircloth

A powerful word on the false unity movement that has gripped the slumbering Church of these last days.

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…because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie… -Paul an apostle of Christ

If I could only present one question to the Body of Christ to provoke some discernment as to the false nature of the teachings of the New Apostolic Reformation / Seven Mountains Mandate crowd it would be this: Does the picture they paint of the condition of the world and society in general in the final days before the Return of Christ match the description given us in the Scriptures? The answer is:

NO! Absolutely NOT!

Then why are so many MILLIONS of people hanging on every word of those big name preachers who are so clearly out of sync with the true end-time prophesies of the Bible? Continue reading “The Final Deception Is Here! – Benjamin Faircloth”

POISON PUDDING! Discerning The False Vision of the New Apostolic Reformation and the Seven Mountains Mandate: PART 2

Not everything sweet is good to eat!

New Apostolic Reformation

by Paul Benson

Many of today’s ‘enlightened’ believers would take great exception to my previous article on the deceptive teachings of the New Apostolic Reformation crowd and the Seven Mountains Mandate they are trying to shove down our throats. But, opinions and accusations aside, we have an old saying up here in Montana:

The proof is in the puddin’!

The Word of God is absolute truth unfettered by the ravages of time or societal change. It needs no ‘update’ or embellishment to make it relevant today. It is a Living Word that speaks just as clearly to us as it did the believers to whom the Apostles and Prophets penned it. But sadly, a growing number of folks are settings aside the timeless truths of the Bible and embracing ‘new revelation’ that supposedly supersedes the ‘old wine-skin’ of the traditional (and historical) beliefs of the Body of Christ.

A recent article by Johnny Enlow posted to his blog and also on the website the Elijah List (neither of which I would recommend to you as a reliable source of truth) is perfect example of the N.A.R. deception I am trying to warn my readers about. I would like to point out some of the blatant errors present in that article that are standard beliefs among many of today’s most prominent Prophets, Apostles, and Teachers claiming to be spear-heading the move of God in this generation. Continue reading “POISON PUDDING! Discerning The False Vision of the New Apostolic Reformation and the Seven Mountains Mandate: PART 2”

If You Love Me…

What does a genuine love for the Lord look like? Have you ever pondered that question?

 

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by Paul Benson

If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God… -Jesus Christ

Have you ever asked yourself: ‘Just how much do I really love the Lord?’ I occasionally pose that question to myself; and I must honestly admit there have been times I was not entirely satisfied with the answer. Quite dissatisfied in fact! But, over the years, I have learned how to put that dissatisfaction to good use.

The Scriptures give us many keys as to what a true love for God is, and how that love is properly expressed in the life of a believer. And holding our own love for God up against that standard of his Word can be quite convicting! But it need not be merely an exercise in condemnation; it can be very beneficial to our faith if we let it prompt us to draw closer to God.

I am a firm believer in the beneficial nature of self-examination. Sometimes it takes a great dissatisfaction with the place we are now at spiritually to propel us to seek a higher plateau in our relationship with Christ Jesus. Let’s take a look at what the Bible says a true love for God looks like, and see how we measure up. Continue reading “If You Love Me…”

BLIND GUIDES! Discerning The False Vision of the ‘New Apostolic Reformation’ and their ‘Seven Mountains Mandate’.

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by Paul Benson

Can the blind lead the blind? Shall they not both fall into the ditch? – Jesus the Christ

Speaking out against the false vision embraced by so many of today’s most popular ministers has cost me a lot of readership; and I cannot say that does not bother me.

Because it certainly does!

While I am not out to build a big name for myself, or any kind of organization to sit in control of, I am quite concerned with reaching as many people as possible with the important truths which the Lord lays a burden upon me to share. If I am going to be faithful to the call of Christ upon my life (to speak the truth in love) I must stay the course. I must tell it the way God tells me!

And God is telling me to declare to you now that the overwhelming share of celebrity ministers today are following a false vision. They are deceived by a satanic deception that is leading them (and their followers!) into the arms of the destroyer of souls! Are YOU following those who are following a false vision? Continue reading “BLIND GUIDES! Discerning The False Vision of the ‘New Apostolic Reformation’ and their ‘Seven Mountains Mandate’.”

Scripture Stuffing and an Empty Stocking!

Where you fed a big ole’ helping of Stuffed Scripture at church last service?

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by Paul Benson

At times the Lord speaks to me quite strongly through giving me images in my mind, and then placing great emphasis upon those images. He once gave me the shocking image of a deviate spastic woman in a wheelchair (The Spastic Harlot); and then shared with me the grief of his heart with a sad realization the image of that woman’s defiled and spastic body (impure and not under the control of it’s head) was his view of American Christianity! That image still weighs upon me, and breaks my heart to this very day.

On another occasion I kept getting this picture of a dejected Christmas stocking, emptied of all the precious contents that had in recent days made it an object of fascination, now laying amort among the colorful trash that straws the floor of most living-rooms on Christmas morning. Having lost its appeal this sad stocking was cast aside; thrown to the floor like a piece of refuse. For some reason the image of this empty stocking laying on the floor seemed to fill me with great sadness and remorse.

How much sadder yet to receive from the Holy Spirit the insight that this living-room, whose floor was so cluttered with the flashy (but now shredded) trappings and trimmings of Holiday festivity, was the American Church; and that discarded stocking was the precious Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ! Let’s explore that thought a bit, and I think maybe you will agree with my sentiment. Continue reading “Scripture Stuffing and an Empty Stocking!”

Sorting Out The Signs And Wonders Of The Last Days!

The Bible teaches us that the last days will be full of signs and wonders both from God as well as from the Devil! Do you know how to tell the difference?

Signs and Wonders

by Paul Benson

And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.  Luke 21:11

Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders…  2Thessalonians 2:9

For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.  Revelation 16:14

And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.  Mark 16:20

The Bible speaks of not only true signs and wonders from God prophesied to transpire in these last days, but also false signs and lying wonders designed to lure us away from the path of righteousness. How in the world are we supposed to sort all this out and make sure we are following the right signs? Is there any sure-fired way to distinguish between the two, and keep from being led astray? I believe there is! Continue reading “Sorting Out The Signs And Wonders Of The Last Days!”