Is The Great Tribulation the Wrath Of God? part 3 The Biblical Timing Of The Wrath Of God In The Last Days.

A proper understanding of end-time prophecy cannot be had without answering the claim that the tribulation period is God’s Wrath. Is this claim legit or not?

Hi folks!

This is part 3 of a series that answers the question of whether or not the time of great tribulation is the Wrath of God. You can find part 1 here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOCTK…

The entire concept of a Pre-tribulation Rapture rests upon the claim that the time-frame commonly referred to a the Great Tribulation is the Wrath of God being poured out upon planet Earth; and because the Church is not appointed to Wrath we will be taken from this world prior to that period. But nowhere does the Bible present the notion the Wrath of God is poured out before the Return of Christ to Earth. In this series we will explore the following keys of discernment to help us understand a proper view of end-time events:

1. The difference between God’s temporal Judgments and his eternal Wrath.

2. What Jesus really meant with his words: ‘then shall be great tribulation’.

3. The true and plainly stated biblical timing of God’s wrath in the last days.

May the Lord open our eyes to all the falsehoods being taught about the end-times and the Return of our Lord Jesus Christ;

Paul Benson

 

The Day Jesus Returns – Robert Adams Video

I have been watching the extensive video series by bro. Robert Adams with a great sense of accord. I don’t know where he is at on all matters of Christian doctrine, but he approaches eschatology without preconception or denominational/theological prejudice. I always admire someone who emphasizes clearly stated Bible truths and minimizes personal opinions and speculations.  I think anyone would find much edification, and also much food for thought, in examining his video presentations.

He is another former Pre-tribber who got set free (years ago) from that delusion by embracing the truths of God’s Word over and above the teachings of man. In this video he doesn’t do much teaching; he is merely reading the many scripture passages that deal with the day of Christ’s Return. I got some additional insights just listening to him read these passages! Maybe you will too.

 

 

P. S. I’ve been devoting much time and effort to the task of moving into audio and video teaching. Things are coming together and I should have some stuff posted soon. Again, please pray for me. This endeavor has me stretched waaaaaaaay out of my comfort zone and most certainly beyond my technical abilities. But it is looking like progress. P.B.

Why I Don’t Accept The ‘Pre-wrath Rapture’ View

Is the ‘Pre-wrath Rapture’ view the correct solution to the end-time prophecy puzzle? Well… not exactly!

 

by Paul Benson

Recently a reader sent me an e-mail asking my thoughts on the ‘Pre-wrath Rapture’ view and sent me also a link to an article by Alan Kurschner who holds to the Pre-wrath view. His article was titled ‘Still waiting for a Post-tribber to respond to Prewrath eschatology… Crickets!’. You can find that article HERE.

I will in this writing give the reasons I firmly believe the Pre-wrath position to be (in certain key areas) an incorrect assessment of the events surrounding the Return of our Lord. Continue reading “Why I Don’t Accept The ‘Pre-wrath Rapture’ View”

The Blood of Christ – Zac Poonen

A truly anointed man of God can say more with a few paragraphs than most of today’s ear-ticklers can with entire books filled with their ‘great swelling words of vanity’ (2Peter 2:18)!

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(Taken from: Word For the Week – Christian Fellowship Church, Bangalore)

by Zac Poonen

Forgiveness of our past sins is our very first and our constant need. The guilt of our sins could not be removed by God by any other way than by the payment of the full penalty for our sins. “Without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness” (Hebrews 9:22).

We need the blood of Christ to cleanse us DAILY!

Continue reading “The Blood of Christ – Zac Poonen”

How To Show The Lord You Really Love Him!

by Paul Benson

We love him, because he first loved us. -John an apostle of Christ

To love the Lord with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength (Mark 12:30) is not only quite fitting (and well-deserved on the part of the Lord), but it is also a commandment. But who among us can say he has fulfilled this commandment to the fullest measure? I make no such claim personally; though I would very much like to.

But thankfully our Heavenly Father is full of grace and mercy; and I truly believe he considers an honest effort at fulfilling the First Commandment as acceptable. Through the strength of the Holy Spirit and the leading of the Word of God we absolutely can show the Lord a good return on the love he has invested in us.

And through the Scriptures we have much insight as to just what truly exemplifies a genuine love for God. Let’s look at that. Continue reading “How To Show The Lord You Really Love Him!”

POISON PUDDING! Discerning The False Vision of the New Apostolic Reformation and the Seven Mountains Mandate: PART 2

Not everything sweet is good to eat!

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by Paul Benson

Many of today’s ‘enlightened’ believers would take great exception to my previous article on the deceptive teachings of the New Apostolic Reformation crowd and the Seven Mountains Mandate they are trying to shove down our throats. But, opinions and accusations aside, we have an old saying up here in Montana:

The proof is in the puddin’!

The Word of God is absolute truth unfettered by the ravages of time or societal change. It needs no ‘update’ or embellishment to make it relevant today. It is a Living Word that speaks just as clearly to us as it did the believers to whom the Apostles and Prophets penned it. But sadly, a growing number of folks are settings aside the timeless truths of the Bible and embracing ‘new revelation’ that supposedly supersedes the ‘old wine-skin’ of the traditional (and historical) beliefs of the Body of Christ.

A recent article by Johnny Enlow posted to his blog and also on the website the Elijah List (neither of which I would recommend to you as a reliable source of truth) is perfect example of the N.A.R. deception I am trying to warn my readers about. I would like to point out some of the blatant errors present in that article that are standard beliefs among many of today’s most prominent Prophets, Apostles, and Teachers claiming to be spear-heading the move of God in this generation. Continue reading “POISON PUDDING! Discerning The False Vision of the New Apostolic Reformation and the Seven Mountains Mandate: PART 2”

BLIND GUIDES! Discerning The False Vision of the ‘New Apostolic Reformation’ and their ‘Seven Mountains Mandate’.

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by Paul Benson

Can the blind lead the blind? Shall they not both fall into the ditch? – Jesus the Christ

Speaking out against the false vision embraced by so many of today’s most popular ministers has cost me a lot of readership; and I cannot say that does not bother me.

Because it certainly does!

While I am not out to build a big name for myself, or any kind of organization to sit in control of, I am quite concerned with reaching as many people as possible with the important truths which the Lord lays a burden upon me to share. If I am going to be faithful to the call of Christ upon my life (to speak the truth in love) I must stay the course. I must tell it the way God tells me!

And God is telling me to declare to you now that the overwhelming share of celebrity ministers today are following a false vision. They are deceived by a satanic deception that is leading them (and their followers!) into the arms of the destroyer of souls! Are YOU following those who are following a false vision? Continue reading “BLIND GUIDES! Discerning The False Vision of the ‘New Apostolic Reformation’ and their ‘Seven Mountains Mandate’.”

Tithing and the New Testament Church

Here is a great article on the subject of tithing. It is NOT a requirement for New Testament believers. Those who promote tithing are placing folks back under the bondage Jesus gave his life to free us from. We are to be led by the Spirit in ALL we do; and not by the requirements of the Law that was done away with. Great job Brother! P.B.

Thy Word Alone is Truth: Examining All Things in the Refining Furnace of Scripture

Dubois Park and Jupiter Inlet14″Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross….” Colossians 2:14

10 “Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?” Acts 15:10

7 “Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.” 2 Corinthians 2:7

I strongly believe that generous giving is an essential element of New Testament Christianity. We are to give to the poor (if coupled with gospel evangelism), and to those who labor in the word, in evangelism and in doctrine. I also believe we are to care for our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ to the extent that…

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Keeping It About Jesus!

by Paul Benson

In him was life; and the life was the light of men. -John an Apostle of Jesus Christ

Those who know me personally, or are familiar with my writings, have come to understand I am a bit of a ‘Jesus freak’. As a self-destructive, alcoholic, drug-addicted street hoodlum living on the edge of destruction, who got saved and set free in 1980, it was not religion that brought life to me. It was a person. It was Jesus!

Zooming through life in a haze of booze, dope, criminal activity, and short-lived relationships, the revelation of God’s love for me expressed through the sacrifice of his Son was an unexpected fork in the road. A divine insight that not only changed the course of a life that was rapidly approaching a tragic conclusion, but forever changed who I was as an individual. And, although over the years my Christian walk has been fraught with many pitfalls and personal failings, it has always been Jesus who lifted me up and restored me. The author of my faith will truly be the finisher of my faith as well!

When I look at the state of Western Christianity it grieves me severely. So much of it is in direct contradiction to the teachings of Christ and his Apostles! If I had but one last opportunity to express only one last bit of advice to the Body of Christ of this generation it would be this: We, as the Church of the living God, need desperately to put the focus back upon the Lord Jesus Christ! Continue reading “Keeping It About Jesus!”

Rapture Versus Resurrection: Where’s Your Focus?

An unbalanced (and man-centered) focus has allowed the vision of the Church to be dimmed with a flood of false teaching about the Return of our Lord. Returning to a proper focus will help dispel that darkness!

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HAVE WE LOST OUR FOCUS?

 

(This article is a compilation of commentary from the book ‘The Pre-Trib Rapture: A Bucket Full Of Holes!’ by Paul Benson)

A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight. -Solomon son of David

I can’t help but notice a trend in today’s preaching that does not mirror a ratio of emphasis we see in the Bible. What I mean by that is: How many times do the Scriptures mention the ‘catching away’ of the Church? Not many. One clear description we find in chapter four of 1Thessalonians, and a few brief references to it elsewhere.

But the coming Resurrection of the Dead and the transformation of the living Saints, which is going to be such an indescribably awesome phenomenon, is either vividly described or plainly referred to dozens of times in the Bible. It is a theme thoroughly woven into the fabric of Scripture! Seeing this, should we not think it odd that so much attention is given to the catching away in modern preaching, and so little given to the other? Continue reading “Rapture Versus Resurrection: Where’s Your Focus?”