The infamous Mr. Pre T. Rapshur is subjected to an examination. What is the prognosis? See for yourself!
by Paul Benson
Here in the state of Montana (USA) when folks are concerned about the well-being of someone there is a procedure in place where you can notify the proper authorities, and they do what is called a wellness-check. And if it seems there is a reasonable cause for concern that person is transported to a medical facility for an exam to determine the condition of their health.
In the Christian Community there is a growing concern for a fella that goes by the name of Pre. T. Rapshur. His delusional ramblings and unsteady gait (as well as a serious vision problem) has led many to seriously question his condition, and wonder if possibly he is a danger to the public at large. Due to this concern Mr. Rapshur was recently sent in for an examination. Here are the results: Continue reading “Mr. Rapshur Goes In For A Check-Up!”
Should we accept the notion that the coming ‘great tribulation’ Jesus spoke of is the Wrath of God being poured out; or is this a concept out of sync with God’s Word?
by Paul Benson
The Great Tribulation
For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. Matthew 24:21
When Jesus was teaching on the end-time events which would precede his Return he spoke of a period of tremendous woe upon mankind. He described a coming time of war, famine, plague, natural disasters, great religious deception and persecution of the followers of Christ on a scale never seen before.
Many Bible teachers are claiming this time of great tribulation is actually the wrath of God being poured out upon mankind. And that because God has promised to ‘save us from the wrath to come’ the Church will be taken to Heaven before this woe begins. But where did anyone get the idea that when the Bible speaks about being saved from God’s wrath it is referring to the ‘great tribulation’? Is this a notion that is actually presented by the Scriptures? Let’s take a look. Continue reading “Is The Great Tribulation God’s Wrath?”
Tempted to mock? There is a Scripture that speaks of one who answers before he hears a matter (Proverbs 18:13). Is that YOU?
by Paul Benson
Today the Church is being flooded with a tsunami of deception; and one of the greatest areas of false teaching is concerning the Return of our Lord Jesus to this world. It is the desire of the enemy of our souls that multitudes of Christians, seduced by deception, would enter the final 3 1/2 years of this age out of sync with God, and out from under his blessing, If you think this is not possible you are quite wrong; it is not only possible, this seduction is taking place right under our noses.
A good many years have passed since the Lord opened my eyes to the fact the Resurrection of the Just, and our catching away, takes place at the Second Coming; and that the notion of a prior event called the Pre-tribulation Rapture is not correct doctrine. One of the most challenging aspects of teaching on this issue is to get folks to realize the enormous damage caused by embracing that error, and the great danger it presents to the end-time generation. Let me share with you some insights the Lord has given me concerning just how serious a matter this truly is. Continue reading “The Curse Of The Pre-Trib Rapture!”
Have you been told there are no signs that need to be fulfilled before the catching away of the Church can happen? Maybe a good look at what the Bible really says might be in order!
By Paul Benson
A New Heavens
For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind. Isaiah 65:17
The Bible clearly teaches God is going to create new heavens. In light of this have you ever wondered what brings about the end of the current heavens? It is an event we see prophesied throughout the Old and New Testament. There are nearly twenty passages of Scripture which refer to the demise of the heavens / stars which now are. That’s a lot of Scripture devoted to a topic we rarely hear preached on. (Perhaps because it causes conflict with their end-time teachings?)
Surprisingly, according to God’s Word this event must transpire BEFORE what many refer to as ‘the Rapture’ (but the Bible calls the Resurrection of the Dead at the last day). Let’s lay some Scriptural foundation as to the fact this demise of the heavens happens in the events leading up to the Return of Jesus Christ to this planet. Continue reading “No Rapture Before The Signs In The Heavens Transpire!”
Maybe you could help me with my research. I have been looking for years for answers to some questions the pre-tribulation rapture theory raises in my mind. The problem is I cannot locate the Bible verses that clearly teach these major facets of the rapture theory (of which I am assured are quite Scriptural).
All other major doctrines of our faith are plainly stated in the Scriptures with multiple witnesses leaving no doubt what we are to believe. If there are 31,102 verses in the Bible surely there must be loads of passages explicitly stating these elemental truths of the rapture theory. Do you know where they are? Continue reading “Unanswered Questions About The Rapture”
Millions have placed their hope in a supposed promise in Revelation 3:10 that Christians will not go through the time of great tribulation. What was the promise Jesus gave the Philadelphia Church all about; and just how does it apply to us today?
by Paul Benson
Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. Revelation 3:10
The promise of Revelation 3:10 is perhaps the most frequently quoted verse given as support for the notion of a ‘rapture’ of the believers before the coming time of great tribulation prophesied by Jesus. The claim is that this promise of exemption means the Christian Church will not be here on earth to face the ‘mark of the beast’, nor the Antichrist and his horrible persecution of the followers of Christ. But is this verse really promising all they say it is?Continue reading “Does Revelation 3:10 Give A Promise Of Escaping The Great Tribulation?”
Outright Lie: The story of Lot is given to us as a type/shadow of a ‘Pre-tribulation Rapture’.
A bald faced lie I have heard stated by many rapture theory teachers is that the story of Lot is a type/shadow of the ‘rapture’ before the time of great tribulation. Their reasoning is that because God took Lot out of Sodom before he destroyed it this testifies of the rapture theory. But in reality the story of Lot is one of the strongest rebukes of this myth found in the Bible. Most of us know the story of Lot but I would encourage a refresher if you think it paints any picture of the rapture. Continue reading “The Story Of Lot Is Not A Picture Of The Pre-Trib Rapture!”
For years it has been hurled at us that the armies of Heaven with Jesus at the Second Coming are the previously raptured Saints. But an honest examination of other relevant Scriptures indicates something quite different!
Unbiblical Concept: The armies in white linen at the Second Coming are the previously raptured Saints, and not the angels of God.
And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in Heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. Revelation 19:13-14
The rapture theory teachers say the ‘armies in Heaven clothed in white linen’ following Jesus out of Heaven at his Second Coming are NOT angels, but instead the Bride of Christ! They cite Rev. 19:8 as a ‘proof text’ because it says in that verse: “white linen is the righteousness of the Saints.” And they then go on to suppose that if these Saints in white linen are now coming out of Heaven they had to have first gone in indicating a previous rapture, and thus (supposedly) disproving the claim that the Resurrection of the Just actually takes place at the Second Coming. But is all this according to the truth of the Word of God? Continue reading “Who Are The Armies Of Heaven With Jesus At His Return?”
Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: 33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. 34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. Matthew 24:32-34
It is amazing how deeply a false concept can embed itself into your beliefs; and also how fragments of error can remain behind, hidden away hindering the flow of truth, even years after your rejecting of that false concept in general. I rejected the notion of the pre-trib rapture theory early on; but it took some thirty years for me to come to the point where I could read the parable of the fig tree free from distraction.
I could go there and read it and get the gist of it, but never a solid, “This is what I’m saying, and this is what I want that information to do for you.” Without realizing it I would wander away to another train of thought and never get a fullness of revelation from the parable itself. It took a prompting from the Lord to show me this, and finally get free from the distraction that pre-trib theory inserts into this parable. Continue reading “The Fig Tree Parable Is NOT About Israel’s Rebirth!”
Much discussion takes place over the issue of who the ‘elect’ are in Matthew 24. But as always the Scriptures tell the truth of the matter. Have you been misled on this issue?
The following is an excerpt taken from the book ‘The Pre-Trib Rapture: A Bucket Full of Holes!’ by Paul Benson. It is available for download at no charge in PDF, E-PUB, or Kindle format. This is a very thorough look at the various facets of the pre-trib theory, and proves conclusively it is not correct doctrine.
Who are God’s elect in Matthew 24?
And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened. Matthew 24:22
And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in Heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of Heaven with power and great glory. 31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of Heaven to the other. Matthew 24:30-31
If read in context and honest consideration the words of Christ in Matthew 24 present a very clear picture of the ‘catching away’ of the believers at the Second Coming of Christ after the great tribulation. In their efforts to obfuscate this truth and distract you from this assault on their doctrine there has been some wild notions, and even blatant lies, thrown at us from those espousing the pre-trib rapture theory. Continue reading “The Identity Of The Elect In Matthew 24”