Where in the world did anyone ever get the idea Rev. 19:14 was evidence of a pre-trib rapture?
I know it’s been a few weeks since my last post; but I have been severely hindered with some serious health and other personal problems that have prevented my efforts.
I don’t normally whine too much on this blog about my personal struggles (nobody likes a whiner!); but just let me say that between blood sugar issues, eye problems (diabetic retinopathy and inner eye bleeding), an insane allergy attack out of nowhere that lasted three weeks (and was so bad I was wearing sun glasses inside!), and on top of it all computer problems I was unable to deal with because my eyes hurt too bad to look at a monitor for any length of time – the last month or so has been a bit excruciating!
Thankfully experience has taught me to view rough times like these as a time of perfecting (God knows how to work ALL things for our good); and I can happily report that I am feeling like I just had a Holy Ghost tune-up! And, by the grace of God and the prayers of others, I have prevailed and have another video ready to post.
Any comments or criticism is always welcome. And I would greatly appreciate your continued prayers for me. I DO believe that it makes a difference! So thank you all.
Exactly what did Jesus mean with the words ‘then shall be great tribulation’? Was he speaking of the Wrath of God or something else entirely?
Here is the second of the promised three videos on God’s wrath in the end-times. If you missed the first one you can find it HERE.
I welcome your comments (or criticism) on these teachings. Still a little rough around the edges (I’m still a rookie at video production, editing, etc.) but I am sure the content will speak for itself. If you click on the Youtube logo it will take you to Youtube where you can see it full-screen.
Have you been convinced that the coming time of great tribulation is God’s Wrath being poured out on this world? Can you show me where the Bible teaches such a thing?
This is the first of a three part video series on the bogus claim that the time of great tribulation is the Wrath of God. Since the whole Pre-tribulation Rapture teaching rests on this notion it is an issue that needs some close scrutiny by those seeking the truth about the prophetic events about to unfold in the near future.
In this series of video teachings we will be concentrating on three key areas of discernment:
1. The difference between God’s temporal Judgments and his eternal Wrath.
2. The usage of the word ‘tribulation’ in the New Testament; and also just WHAT did Jesus mean with the words: ‘then shall be great tribulation’?
3. Examining the clear and precise timing the Scriptures give to the out-pouring of God’s Wrath in the end-time scenario.
Please feel free to share your thoughts as we examine this greatly misunderstood and grossly mistreated aspect of the end-time prophecies.
Is this claim that the Rapture could happen any moment to be trusted as ‘Bible Truth’?
Let’s take a look at the popular claim that the the Coming of Christ to catch-away the Saints is an event that could transpire at any moment. Is that doctrine of ‘Imminent Return’ a true teaching of the Bible?
Although MANY deceived individuals are promoting this notion, a thorough look at the Scriptures shows this claim to be just one more facet of Pre-trib theory that is provably false!
How many times have you heard phraseology like ‘in the twinkling of an eye’ or ‘like a thief in the night’ or ‘of that day and hour no man knows’ used to convey the idea that the Church will not be on earth to face Antichrist and his war on the Saints? That Christians will NOT go thru the time of tribulation prophesied to unfold in the final years of this age? Where, oh where, did the pre-trib crowd find all these cool catch-phrases to spruce up their teachings? Continue reading “Stolen Snippets and the Pre-trib Rapture! Paul Benson video”
Are you bringing condemnation upon yourself by teaching things about the end-times that the Bible does not? There WILL be consequences!
Well folks, as promised here is the first of the video series I will (Lord willing) be producing. It’s been quite a process to get to this point. But I have a strong witness this is the direction the Lord is leading, and will hopefully be uploading teachings on a consistent basis. Continue reading “Eschatological Accountability (Paul Benson video)”
I found the rebuke of the Pre-trib Rapture doctrine in this video by brother Prasch to be quite sound. Though I could point out a couple areas where I think he has still to work his eschatology ahead a bit (as do we ALL!) the points I disagree with him on are not that significant. The previous video in this series was also an excellent talk on the origin and preservation of sound doctrine. You can find that video HERE.
PRAYER REQUEST: I am working towards the goal of producing teachings on the topics the Lord has called me to focus upon in video and audio format. The learning curve involved is huge make that: HUGE! and I have allowed this to hinder me from moving ahead for much too long. (Also feeling I have a face made for radio and a voice fit for penmanship hasn’t helped any either!) But, although the Lord is patient and understanding in working out his will in our loves, there comes a point where it is high time to quite dragging your feet, get over your insecurities, and get on with getting on.
SO….. Here I go! And I would really appreciate the prayers of those who follow my blog. I know that intercession truly makes a difference. And your prayers would mean a great deal to me. So thank you in advance. I will try to post something soon, but it may take a bit longer to get equipment, editing, publishing etc. figured out to that point.
For 20 centuries the Church has believed and taught we will face Antichrist BEFORE Jesus returns for us. Only in modern times has a segment of the Body of Christ turned aside from that belief!
I would like to share a teaching with you by brother Walter Martin where he strongly rebukes the Pre-tribulation Rapture Doctrine and exposes it for the unbiblical hoax it really is. Brother Martin truly had a knack for getting the plain and simple truths of the Scriptures across in a way that sets aside the convoluted mess the wisdom of man has man out of end-time matters.
In his lifetime he also spoke fervently against the many other falsehoods plaguing the modern Church such as the Word of Faith teachings of K. Copeland (and associated ministries) while at the same time properly teaching that Gifts of the Holy Spirit are still in operation in this age. He is also the only one I know of that went on TBN and rebuked false teachings being promoted there. (You can find a video of that show HERE.)
If the Apostle Paul and others had believed and taught the Church would escape the coming time of tribulation, and the intense persecution of those days, the writings of the Christian authors throughout the centuries since would be literally riddled with reference to that concept. It would be a MAJOR topic of discussion! But, it is absolutely NOT evident in their teachings and commentaries other than a mere handful of obscure mentions some try to point to as ‘proof’ which actually do not distinctly promote that idea! They even try to use (or should I say misuse) an unclear quote from Ireneaus who taught quite clearly elsewhere that he firmly believed the Church would see Antichrist!
QUESTION: Why do all the articles that claim to show proof the early Church believed in a pre-trib rapture quote the same mere handful of unclear quotes like they had all been copy and pasted from the same article?????????
ANSWER: Because that’s all the material they have to work with! They all claim there are a myriad of pre-trib quotes in the writings of the ‘early fathers’; but strangely no one seems to know where they are!
Here us a link to a page on my site that gives scores of quotes from Christian theologians down through the ages showing that the Body of Christ has ALWAYS believed and taught the Church will be here to face Antichrist and his war on the Saints:
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?
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?