Can We Trust The Modern Bible Versions?

Do you use a modern Bible version? Have you ever wondered if the new Bibles are trustworthy? Maybe you should!

by Paul Benson

Is It OK To Change The Bible?

The validity (or lack thereof) of the modern Bible versions is at the same time one of the most hotly debated topics, as well as one of the most purposefully ignored issues, among Christians of this generation. For many this subject is a non-issue; they don’t read their Bible that much any way and any alteration of contents would breeze by them unnoticed (they are spoon fed their portion from the pulpit and that suffices them). Others see this questioning of the new Bibles as grounds for going to war over the issue, and great heated debates ensue pitting one camp against another.

But my suggestion concerning this subject is that we all get in the same camp (the Lord’s camp!), so to speak, and examine this matter in the context of truth versus error. Not pitting opinion against opinion, but honestly asking the following: “Are there corrupting changes being made to the modern Bible versions? If so where are these alterations, where did they come from, and how are they affecting the belief system of the Body of Christ? Continue reading “Can We Trust The Modern Bible Versions?”

Overcoming Nicotine Addiction

A personal testimony of my being set free of nicotine addiction by a divine touch from the Lord.

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HAVE FAITH IN GOD pt. II

by Paul Benson

…and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. 1 Peter 5:5

Hopelessly Addicted To Nicotine!

One of most difficult struggles I have ever faced was overcoming the addiction to nicotine. God had done such a marvelous work to bring me back into His grace and I was full of a zeal to move on in the things of God; but shamefully I was still in bondage to a 2 pack a day smoking habit. The habit was so strong it would wake me in the middle of the night and I would have to smoke to be able to go back to sleep. During the day it was hard for me to go even an hour with out one before feeling uncomfortable. Continue reading “Overcoming Nicotine Addiction”

Will You Be A Tribulation Saint?

Who are the Tribulation Saints? Do you think there is a possibility you will ever be one?

by Paul Benson

The Tribulation Saints

Much discussion and speculation has taken place over the subject of the Tribulation Saints (those alive during the prophesied Great Tribulation). Who are they? What will they have to endure? Are they saved by martyrdom, or by grace through faith like the rest of us? Are they a part of the Bride, or not? The discourse continues with a broad range of opinions tossed into the mix. But I would like to suggest to you that today’s Believers will never become Tribulation Saints! Does that statement surprise you, considering the fact I embrace the Post-trib viewpoint? Please allow me to explain why this is true. Continue reading “Will You Be A Tribulation Saint?”

Three Quarters Of The Way Saved

The testimony of a friend who believes in Jesus but is only three-quaters of the way saved.

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The Seasons of Life

 

by Paul Benson

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: 2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up… Ecc 3:1-2

The Seasons Of Life

One of the things I like most about the Scriptures is they show us that many of the different aspects of earthly life are given to teach us about heavenly things. The relationship between a husband and his wife, as well as those with mother, father, sisters and brothers, all in one form or another speak of the way God desires to relate to mankind. In the same fashion, the many seasons of life – spring, summer, fall, and winter – infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and old-age also speak to us of the different seasons in God’s dealings with us. Continue reading “Three Quarters Of The Way Saved”

A Dream-Vision Where I Met Jesus!

A very realistic dream I had about dying and meeting Jesus. Has stayed in my mind for many years.

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by Paul Benson

A Dream That Was Not JUST A Dream

I would like to share with you a dream that I had many years ago. It was so real that to this very day I could not say for sure that it was only a dream. Have you ever had a dream so realistic that you could remember all the details, even the emotions of it, years later? That’s how this experience has stayed with me; like the memory of an important day or event, that returns to your mind from time to time. Continue reading “A Dream-Vision Where I Met Jesus!”

Some Rapture Questions

I have a laundry list of questions about the rapture theory but no one can seem to show me the answers from the Bible.

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I’d like some answers, please!

This post has been updated and expanded. The newer version can be found here:

https://pbenson.me/2016/06/14/unanswered-questions-about-the-rapture/

Research Assistance Needed: Apply Here!

Give me a hand, please?

Maybe you could help me with my research. I have been looking for years for answers to some questions the rapture theory raises in my mind. The problem is I cannot find any Bible verses that clearly teach these major facets of the rapture theory (of which I am assured are quite Scriptural). Continue reading “Some Rapture Questions”

Celebrity Minister Worship or Hey, I’m Up Here!

Are Christian ministers and entertainers getting a little more attention than they ought to? Ever wondered how God feels about such a thing?

 

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by Paul Benson

Worshiping Celebrity Christian Speakers

There is an aspect of modern Christianity which has in recent years grown to the point of becoming quite unattractive. I am referring to the rising trend of ‘celebrity worship’ among followers of Christ. Celebrity ministers being worshiped instead of Jesus Christ. Many of today’s most popular ministers are being treated (and acting) more like deity than humble servants of Christ.

There have always been men and women of God who have stood a head and shoulders above the crowd. People who have been used of God in a remarkable way, and have gained the respect and admiration of the masses. And who among us as a believer does not have any favorite(s)? I have mine, and I am sure you do too. But, considering the Bible’s warnings against idolatry, shouldn’t this be a concern to be carefully pondered? Continue reading “Celebrity Minister Worship or Hey, I’m Up Here!”

The Benefit of Embracing Truth

Truth carries promise of reward. We need to be sure we are not robbed of that reward by being turned aside to the erroneous teachings of man…

by Paul Benson

Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom. Psalms51:6

As Christians everything we are in Jesus Christ, and everything we have from him, revolves around the truth; for he is the truth. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Truth; and the Word of God is the Word of Truth. The Bible is a book of promise; and those promises will all be fulfilled to those who embrace a steadfast faith in the one who spoke them forth. But our faith must not be misplaced; putting confidence in a falsehood or a lie will only lead to disappointment (or possibly destruction).

With all the amazing benefits realized from opening up and receiving God’s truth is it any wonder Satan would be so hard at work (Kill! Steal! Destroy!) trying to turn us aside to myths and fables promoted as ‘sound doctrine’? He obsessively wants to rob us any way he can. Continue reading “The Benefit of Embracing Truth”

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The main reason we do not have revival in our churches is because we are content to live without it!  -Leonard Ravenhill