Truth And The Peaceable Fruit Of Righteousness

Wondering if certain doctrine is really coming from God? Sometimes you can discern more from the actions or attitude of a preacher or teacher than the actual message they promote!

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THE KEY OF DISCERNMENT!

 

 

by Paul Benson

And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace. -James an apostle of Christ

I have stated many times we live in a day where what calls itself the Body of Christ is being overrun with a tsunami of deception. And this flood of deception seems to get more subtle and more finely polished as the days roll by. Considering this, who would not like a better ability to tell if what is being preached and taught is bogus or not. We all need discernment!

I would like to share with you a key of discernment the Lord has worked out in my understanding over the years. A key that helps me discern true or false teaching as It is presented to me. A key that has become increasingly valued by me over time. Continue reading “Truth And The Peaceable Fruit Of Righteousness”

The Hidden Dangers Of The ‘Inner-Healing’ and ‘Deliverance’ Ministries!

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by Paul Benson

There have always been off-shoots of Christian ministry which become prominent for a season, although whether that season be long or short varies greatly. And though most of these off-shoots begin with a foundation of biblical principles, many fail to retain a Bible based focus or a Bible based message; and thereby become a danger to the Body of Christ.

We are not all the same, nor are we all endowed with the identical calling. Paul taught there are differences of giftings and differences in the administration of those giftings. I myself spend a great deal of time countering false teachings, and have a definite strong focus in that area. But I sense a divine mandate from the Lord to keep the overall focus on Christ and the work of his Cross. This focus is vital to the well-being of any ministry.

A healthy ministry or fellowship presents a full and balanced representation of the Gospel of Christ in ministering to the needs of the Church and to the lost. When we lose sight of Christ’s redemptive sacrifice, and the wondrous victory it brings, many a falsehood can appear to be a divine answer to the ills of mankind. And when a certain aspect of ministry becomes an island unto itself we should be extremely wary of misguided practices or teaching being promoted. Into this category falls much of what is today being called ‘Inner Healing’ or ‘Deliverance’ ministry. Continue reading “The Hidden Dangers Of The ‘Inner-Healing’ and ‘Deliverance’ Ministries!”

Should Christians Tithe? What Does The Bible REALLY Teach On Giving Under The New Covenant?

As Christians we are constantly bombarded with exhortation on handling money, and its proper distribution. But how much of this ‘Bible based’ teaching is truly based on the Bible?

Should Christians tithe?

by Paul Benson

…it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful. -Paul an apostle of Christ

Faithfulness to the will of God should be paramount to each and every follower of Christ. And our desire to conform to the standards of God prompts us to look to those who expound upon his Holy Word for instruction in proper conduct.

There is much (and quite possibly overmuch) teaching on giving in the Christian community today. And of course we do see a great deal of teaching in the Scriptures on this subject. But I must confess I see a glaring disconnect between what the Bible says about giving, and what many are teaching us it says! Why is this so? Continue reading “Should Christians Tithe? What Does The Bible REALLY Teach On Giving Under The New Covenant?”

Leaving Behind The Cross of Christ – The Folly Of ‘Modern’ Christian Ministry!

The more I examine what is preached as Gospel today; the better the ‘old paths’ are looking to me!

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by Paul Benson

Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection… Hebrews 6:1

I once had a brother (let’s call him Brother B.) from the progressive Charismatic ‘signs and wonders’ crowd tell me I needed to get beyond the message of the Cross, and all my repentance preaching. He (as others also have) suggested I, as a saved believer, need to leave the Cross behind, travel past the Resurrection, past the Ascension, past Pentecost and the Upper Room, and move into what God is doing in this day and speaking to this generation. (He did supply a caveat of how wonderful and necessary the Cross was; but that I was hindered in my walk, and my ministry, by my insistence on ‘camping’ there.)

What point he was getting at was not lost on me. There is more to the message of God’s Kingdom than only what took place upon the Cross. We do need to embrace the Resurrection (and the promise it brings of our own resurrection) as well as the out-pouring of the Holy Spirit as detailed in Acts 2. We very much ARE called to go on to perfection.

I understand all of that!

And actually a recent article of mine was on the mistake of ‘camping out’ on a plateau of understanding, and not seeking a progressive revelation of the mystery of our faith. But, you see, I just have a bit of a problem with the notion of leaving the Cross behind to move forward. There is just something about those words that doesn’t set very well with me. And if you will permit me I will show you why I feel that my hesitation is totally justified. Continue reading “Leaving Behind The Cross of Christ – The Folly Of ‘Modern’ Christian Ministry!”

The Truth About Israel – John Little

Just how ‘on-the-mark’ is your understanding of the importance of Jerusalem in the end-time prophetic picture? If you are like me you could probably use a little exhorting in this area!

A NOTE FROM PAUL BENSON:

As a Pentecostal Bible believing Christian living in America I have been a little slow to recognize certain aspects of my understanding about Israel in general, and Jerusalem in particular, which have been skewed by misunderstandings fed to me by mainstream Christianity.

Through prayer and study I have been gaining ground in this area in recent years; and one of the avenues God has been using is the work of John Little (Omegashock.com). His latest article is an excellent array of facts and media sources that cut through the bat-scat of modern opinion and wayward theory to present a honest and balanced perspective from someone who knows the scoop. I would really recommend giving this piece some attention. You can read that write-up at this link:

THE TRUTH ABOUT ISRAEL – BY JOHN LITTLE

Blessings to all who love our Christ;

Paul Benson

http://www.paulbenson.me

 

The Coming ‘Global Brain’ – Or How Antichrist Will Counterfeit The Divine Attributes Of God!

Will Antichrist and the False Prophet use a highly advanced version of the Internet to unleash their evil tyranny upon Planet Earth? I think you can count upon it!

 

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by Paul Benson

{Disclaimer: I am a real stickler about founding our doctrine upon only what is plainly stated in the Scriptures; and recommend exercising great caution with any claims of ‘Bible Truth’ which cannot show that solid foundation. All else should be honestly presented as speculation. It is into that category that I would place this article. Please, take it as such. P.B.}

As a Christian believer, and an avid student of Bible prophesy, I have always had a fascination with technology. Technology and the coming Mark of the Beast are joined at the hip, so to speak. Realizing this, I try (as much as possible) to stay abreast of the latest innovations.

The development of new platforms and applications is nearly impossible to keep up with; and the capabilities of the systems now being ‘birthed’ are far beyond the comprehension of the average person. I say birthed for good reason. Much of what is on the horizon, and even now being implemented, has characteristics we would formerly only attribute to humanity. Continue reading “The Coming ‘Global Brain’ – Or How Antichrist Will Counterfeit The Divine Attributes Of God!”

Shocking Claim! False Teaching And False Prophesy Can GREATLY Strengthen Today’s Christian!

Could words of error somehow cause you to become a stronger Christian? You might be surprised!

False prophesy can strengthen you!

by Paul Benson

But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil. Hebrews 5:14

Here is something that is extremely hard for many to grasp, and most would consider it quite an outrageous statement: There can be great benefit received from false doctrine and false prophesy!

Yes, you heard me correctly. Gross error in preaching and teaching can be very helpful to strengthen the Body of Christ. In fact, without exposure to such the Christian cannot develop and mature properly! Stymied by these strange words? Please, unfurrow your brow, and allow me to explain. Continue reading “Shocking Claim! False Teaching And False Prophesy Can GREATLY Strengthen Today’s Christian!”

The Word of God versus The Pre-Trib Rapture!

The following is a modified excerpt from the new book ‘The Pre-Trib Rapture: A Bucket Full of Holes!’ -by Paul Benson

 


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IN THE COURT OF GOD’S ETERNAL TRUTH

Judge Logos-Rhema Presiding

THE WORD OF GOD

VS.

THE PRE-TRIB RAPTURE

THE CHARGES:  Fraud, Counterfeiting, Intellectual Property Theft, Perjury, Tampering With Evidence, Identity Theft, and Public Nuisance. Other charges pending.


Many transgressions against the truth have certainly been committed in the fabricating of the Pre-Trib rapture teaching; and those promoting that theory are nothing less than serial offenders! The conflicts between the Pre-Trib theory and the Bible are so grievous and irreconcilable it is evident that only one of them can actually be true. And if the deceitful means and methods used to preach and promote that teaching were utilized in the sectors of finance or commerce they might land some people in Jail!

If you go through the Word of God carefully you will find MANY verses which state truths so remarkably contrary to the pre-trib theory (and dispensationalism in general) that either their doctrine is false or the Bible itself is in error. One of the two is a counterfeit; an injurious fraud (and surely the guilty party is not the Word of God)!

To those who investigate the matter closely there is strong evidence deceptive practices have been employed in the promotion of their chicanery. Deceptions and distractions whose purpose is to steer you away from truths clearly stated in the Bible which speak totally contrary to their fraudulent claims. I am talking about Scriptures that absolutely would not have been worded in such a manner as they are if the pre trib rapture was a reality. A good many of these conflicts deal with the concept of faithfulness and reward. Let’s take a close look at some of this evidence, and you will see what I mean: Continue reading “The Word of God versus The Pre-Trib Rapture!”

Escape From Churchianity: Leaving Behind The Building Of Pyramids

A lot of people seriously worry if they are in the right fellowship (or organization) or not. I’d like to share some insight God has given me in answer to that Question. Insight which helps me distinguish between a true or counterfeit expression of the Christian Church.

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by Paul Benson

…ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit. -Paul an Apostle of Christ

God desires a habitation! And when all is said and done the labors of the Body of Christ that have been according to the will of God will have built a glorious habitation for God. A living Temple for him to dwell in for all eternity! A lot of people are expecting to live in New Jerusalem. I am expecting to be New Jerusalem!

But the labors of God’s people which have been only according to the will of man will have accomplished little more than the building of religious structures sadly resembling the lifeless pyramids of Egypt. And as believers we need to take a real serious look at our lives (and our efforts) and ask: ‘Am I truly building a temple for God, or merely slaving away on a religious pyramid?’ If you don’t quite get what I mean by building a pyramid read on and you will. Continue reading “Escape From Churchianity: Leaving Behind The Building Of Pyramids”

Victorious Christianity – Partaking of the Divine Nature!

In this age of apostasy and great deception it is crucial we have a proper understanding of God’s true grace, and the victory it brings.

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by Paul Benson

Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature…  -Peter an apostle of Christ 

As a teacher to the Body of Christ one of the deepest burdens upon my heart is the fact many believers today do not possess an understanding of God’s grace that actually brings them victory over the power of sin. Instead of preaching grace as an inner strength (which empowers us to conquer the lusts of the flesh and the temptations of this life), most are presenting powerless and unbiblical notions about God’s grace which make excuses for sinful behavior rather than putting it to death. We truly have a great need to get back to a Biblical concept of grace!

But we need more than just a proper definition of the true grace of God. We need an understanding of how the vital keys of victory true grace brings are obtained by the believer, and then how to actually put them to work. Only then can we avail ourselves of the full benefit God’s grace offers. Let’s look at that. Continue reading “Victorious Christianity – Partaking of the Divine Nature!”