THE KING IS COMING!

Why does the Church in general speak so little about an event so huge? Maybe it’s time we spoke up!

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by Paul Benson

Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;  Titus 2:13 

The Return of Jesus Christ to planet Earth is at the very heart of the Christian faith. Down through the ages the gatherings of believers resonated with the preaching on, and anxious anticipation of, his glorious Coming to judge the Earth. But for the most part this topic has become less and less the focus of modern ‘ministry’.

And quite alarmingly (at least to me) very few seem much taken aback by this radical departure from the preaching on a subject matter that has captivated the attention of the Church for nearly twenty centuries. Why is this? Continue reading “THE KING IS COMING!”

Does John 14:2-3 Promise The Believer A Mansion In Heaven On A Street Of Gold?

What do you believe about the eternal home of the believer? Is it in line with the truth of Gods Word?

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by Paul Benson

I heard about a mansion He has built for me in glory. And I heard about the streets of gold beyond the crystal sea; About the angels singing, and the old redemption story, And some sweet day I’ll sing up there the song of victory.  (Victory in Jesus -an old Gospel hymn by E.M. Bartlett 1939)

As followers of Christ we need to understand that a great share of what is commonly taught as doctrine is little more than the traditions of man which have no foundation in the Word of God. For example: we have heard all our lives that the Bible talks about the day that ‘the lion shall lay down with the lamb’; but there is not a verse in the Bible that actually makes that claim. If you don’t believe me try to find it!

It does say: ‘The wolf and the lamb shall feed together’ (Isaiah 65:25), but I guess that wasn’t lovey-dovey enough to make it into the Book of Traditions (many folk’s favorite Bible).

I am quite sorry to burst anyone’s bubble here but the notion of dwelling forever in a fabulous mansion on a street of gold in Heaven is just another one of those traditions that does not reflect the truth of Scripture. What does the Bible really teach about our eternal dwelling place? Is it in Heaven? Continue reading “Does John 14:2-3 Promise The Believer A Mansion In Heaven On A Street Of Gold?”

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!”

Jeremiah: Blessing in Great Tribulation!

When the Judgment of God fell upon Jerusalem, remarkably the Blessing of God fell upon Jeremiah. As believers could we also find God’s favor in a time of Judgment?

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by Paul Benson

(Of all the personal ‘words’ the Lord has given me this is truly one of my favorites! I feel a leading to republish it at this time for those who might not have read it. P.B.)

The Judgment of Jerusalem

For Israel’s sin and rebellion against him, God sent the enemy of his people to visit his judgment upon them. When Jerusalem finally fell, after the long horrible siege (that actually left some resorting to cannibalism!), then came the commander of Nebuchadnezzar’s army and sought out the prophet Jeremiah. But not to sentence him to a life of slavery, or to slay him (the fate of most of the priests, prophets, and citizens of that city). No! Not to harm him, but to BLESS HIM! And bless him he did. What was it that brought such an abundance of God’s favor upon Jeremiah? Let’s take a look at the life of this man of God. Continue reading “Jeremiah: Blessing in Great Tribulation!”

Answering A VERY Misleading Question: Who Will Populate The Millennium?

To keep the spotlight off obvious weak points in their teachings deceivers will fuss on and on about over inflated non-issues to sidetrack and distract you. We need to recognize this as a main ingredient in serving up deceptive doctrines.

 

 

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by Paul Benson

Untwisting The Pretzel Logic of Pre-trib Theory

…and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. Revelation 20:4

Most pre-trib teachers and preachers have a pet ‘proof’ they like to take out and cuddle quite often. They claim that a post-tribulation Coming of Christ to catch away the Church absolutely cannot be the correct view as it leaves no mortals alive to populate the millennium. But is there any traction there; or are they merely spinning their wheels, and once again making a lot of noise over nothing?

Let’s look at the question of who will populate the millennium from the perspective of what actually is (and what is not) taught in the Scriptures; and not just the unsupported opinions and theories of man. Continue reading “Answering A VERY Misleading Question: Who Will Populate The Millennium?”

Could There Ever Be Such A Thing As ‘Tribulation Saints’ Without The Holy Spirit?

Will a multitude of new believers during the tribulation face the onslaught of Antichrist’s war on the Saints in their own strength and still remain faithful?

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by Paul Benson

The folly of Dispensational Theology states that the Age of Grace comes to an end at the event they call the Pre-tribulation Rapture of the Church; and that the Holy Spirit is also removed from the Earth at this time. But then they also claim there are those who get saved and follow Christ to the point of martyrdom during this time of tribulation.

The notion there will be followers of Christ during the time of great tribulation who are saved but not born again, and who are not indwelt by the Spirit of Christ, presents many problems both theological as well as practical. Let’s look at a few points I feel prove this notion is totally out of accord with the Scriptures; and therefor completely bogus. Continue reading “Could There Ever Be Such A Thing As ‘Tribulation Saints’ Without The Holy Spirit?”

A Deceiving Distraction: Who Is The Restrainer Of 2Thessalonians 2:7?

Who has not heard much discussion concerning the ‘Restrainer’ of 2Thess. 2:7? But how many have prayerfully considered the entire chapter? Have YOU?

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by Paul Benson

For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. 8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed…  2Thessalonians 2:7-8

One of the greatest hindrances to Bible study in the area of end-time prophesy is the mess many people make out of the 2nd chapter of 2nd Thessalonians. The distraction they introduce into the text has you asking and answering questions, which not only promote a falsehood in themselves, but so occupy your attention that you lose track of what the Apostle was truly saying in the first place. This subtle beguilement is so effective that it replaces a solid rebuke of the pre-trib rapture theory in these verses with a ‘proof text’ promoting it instead!

The element of deception here centers around a notion that the main focus of this text is the appearance of the man of sin (Antichrist), who has a ‘restrainer’, and that this restrainer is the Holy Spirit. Therefor the Holy Spirit (along with those he indwells) must be removed before the evil one can be revealed. But a proper reading of this chapter, without that attention absorbing distraction, shows something quite different! Let’s first develop some discernment about this distraction, and divorce ourselves from it; then we can receive the truths Paul was really presenting. Continue reading “A Deceiving Distraction: Who Is The Restrainer Of 2Thessalonians 2:7?”

Does Your Eschatology Jive With The Parable Of The Wheat And The Tares?

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by Paul Benson

A lot of people will tell you: ‘The Parable of the Wheat and Tares is NOT about the resurrection of the believers and the catching away of the Church!’ The reason they must do so is because their beliefs on the end-times are so far removed from the truth they cannot reconcile them to the prophetic patterns shown in the Scriptures.

The types, shadows, allegories, and parables of the Bible were given us as a framework for our beliefs to fit into. They are a safeguard we must follow to keep our doctrine in line with the truth. Our beliefs must bear a striking resemblance to the picture presented by these patterns or something is amiss. Let’s see if our understanding of the end-time scenario fits the Parable of the Wheat and the Tares: Continue reading “Does Your Eschatology Jive With The Parable Of The Wheat And The Tares?”

Does The Myth Of -‘An Unknown Day (Rapture) Versus A Known Day (Advent)’- Really Prove 2 Separate Comings?

Many claim to prove TWO comings of Christ in the last days by showing the Rapture as an unknown day whereas the Second Coming is a known day. Just how solid is this claim?

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by Paul Benson

Two Comings Of Christ: Fact Or Fraud?

But of that day and hour knoweth no man… Jesus Christ

How many times have we heard the words ‘of that day and hour knows no man’ spoken in connection with the pre-trib rapture theory? It is one of the most commonly used phrases in promoting that doctrine. The notion we are expected to swallow is that Jesus was specifically speaking of the supposed pre-trib event when he spoke those words. But just what day was Jesus actually referring to? Some might be quite surprised by the answer to that question! Continue reading “Does The Myth Of -‘An Unknown Day (Rapture) Versus A Known Day (Advent)’- Really Prove 2 Separate Comings?”

Why I Believe What I Do About The Return Of Christ And The Catching Away Of The Church. -Part 2

Does your eschatology truly have its foundation in the Scriptures? I can show my beliefs about the Return of Christ clearly and plainly stated in the Bible! Can You?

by Paul Benson

This is a continuation of part one of this article. You can find that first part HERE. Let’s jump right back into it, shall we?

The Wrath Of God Is Poured Out At The Return Of Christ And NOT Before!

Although many teach otherwise, it is clear from what is actually stated in the Scriptures that the Wrath of God is poured out at the Return of Christ, and not in the years preceding. A proper understanding of the difference between God’s Judgments upon mankind, and the outpouring of his Wrath, is crucial to a proper grasp on end-time prophesy. Many believers today lack that understanding! Continue reading “Why I Believe What I Do About The Return Of Christ And The Catching Away Of The Church. -Part 2”