Could our casual usage of the term ‘the rapture’ actually be aiding and abetting the Deceiver in his efforts to mislead the Church concerning things to come?
by Paul Benson
I want to share with you something I feel very strongly about. I am trying to condition myself to use biblical terms instead of man-made ones (to avoid promoting man-made concepts). Here today I’d like to address our usage of the word ‘rapture’. I try not to use the word rapture unless I’m speaking about the errant pre-trib rapture theory and its various components. The reason being I have developed a deep conviction that doing so unwittingly promotes that deception. And I want no part of that action!
I believe it more appropriate we refer to our future hope the way the Bible does; and thereby stay on target with the truths the Bible really teaches about the Return of our Lord. If the Lord Jesus taught we would give an account of every idle word, would we not be wise to exercise great care in our choice of the words we use to refer to biblical matters? If you think the usage of the name rapture is a non-issue please consider what I have to say. Continue reading “Why I Believe Christians Should STOP Using The Name ‘Rapture’!”
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.
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?
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?
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 following is a modified excerpt from the new book ‘The Pre-Trib Rapture: A Bucket Full of Holes!’ -by Paul Benson
IN THE COURT OF GOD’S ETERNAL TRUTH
Judge Logos-Rhema Presiding
THE WORD OF GOD
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!”
Who has not heard much discussion concerning the ‘Restrainer’ of 2Thess. 2:7? But how many have prayerfully considered the entire chapter? Have YOU?
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?”
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?”
The true doctrines of the Christian faith are derived from truths expressly stated in the Word of God. False doctrines are built upon snippets of verse pulled out of context, and convincing claims that lack genuine support. Let’s learn to discern the difference!
by Paul Benson
Andye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.-Jesus Christ
Jesus taught us that the knowledge of the truth will set us free. Truth brings liberty! But equally true is the fact that falsehoods bring just the opposite. Lies bring bondage. And, sadly, some people are more comfortable with bondage than they are with liberty!
It is amazing the hold false doctrine can have upon people. We know that an unborn child is attached to the mother by an ‘umbilical cord’, and is fed by that cord. I think there is something similar that goes on with deception. People hold on to wayward beliefs like their very life depends upon it. Maybe we should call that an ‘unbiblical cord’? Continue reading “Stolen Snippets – Unmasking The Deception Of The Pre-trib Theory”
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
There are many theories being presented in this day concerning the Return of Christ and our gathering together unto him. Many conflicting theories! And this conflict has many members of the Body of Christ suffering from a mental fog, and has left them spiritually unsettled. Is there a viable cure for this malady? Very much so!
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works. 2Timothy 3:16