Have you been told the Church has gone missing from Earth after the ‘come up hither’ of Revelation 4:1? You have been seriously misinformed!
by Paul Benson
The notion of a ‘Pre-tribulation Rapture’ of the Church is one of the most satanic delusions ever to confront the Body of Christ. But quite sadly it is also one of the most widely received. And a large segment of the Christian community has no clue as to the satanic scheme behind that myth. What better way to get your adversaries to enter the final battle with you ill-prepared than to convince them it is a battle they will never fight?
I show solid proof and biblical example of the danger and damage of that error in a write-up I titled The Curse Of The Pre-trib Rapture. If you have never read that article PLEASE do so. The understanding brought forth there is critical to the end-time believer. The disregarding of God’s warning against adding to or taking away from his Holy Word will bring tragic results to a multitude; and ultimately for many it will bring eternal perdition upon them! This matter is not a trifle one.
The greatest strength of the pre-trib teaching is not found in any Scriptural validation, but in the tendency of a self-centered and self-serving western Church to accept it with-out reservation. In studying out this matter, and responding to it, I have not found even one ‘unquestionable proof’ of a pre-trib rapture that does not fall to pieces when you actually DO question it, and subject it to the full counsel of God’s Word.
If you have read much of my writing you’ve probably heard me say the following in one fashion or another: One of the greatest challenges I face as a voice to the Body of Christ is not only getting folks to wake up to the fact the Holy Scriptures are being horribly altered in the new Bible versions, but also to get them to understand the great damage this perverting of God’s Word is perpetrating upon his people.
Even many people who know the new Bibles are chock full of alterations and deletions of text still use them regularly; believing they can do so without ill effect. But just because an ill-effect goes unnoticed does not make it non-existent! If you are using a modern version PLEASE pray about (and give honest consideration to) this article:
Through deletions and additions of text, removal of doctrinal emphasis, using words of altered meaning, and introducing confusing errors of human reasoning, the changes to the modern Bibles are SERIOUSLY affecting the beliefs of ALL those who study and preach from them! If you think you are immune to this influence you are fooling yourself!
While there are certainly other factors involved, I fully believe one of the major reasons today’s Gospel preaching (as well as today’s Christian behavior) bears such little resemblance to that of 150 years ago is that most of today’s preaching is a watered down and corrupted message strongly influenced by watered down and corrupted Bibles! Please let me validate that claim by putting some solid proof right before your eyes. Continue reading “The Two Streams (Or: Turning God’s Truth Into A Lie!)”
What do you think is the most vital item in a person’s preparedness supplies? I have my pick!
by Paul Benson
As the nations of this world grow increasingly unstable, and the days we live in grow increasingly uncertain, talk of survival skills and preparedness has become one of the most frequent subjects of Christian conversation.
And you can hardly tune in to a Christian talk radio show without hearing it discussed and various preparedness items promoted for sale. After food, water, gold, and guns each seem to have their own take on what is utterly vital for the survival of the ‘prepared’ (with these must-have items usually directly tied to the income of the ones promoting them!).
(This is another great article by Ed Lane from Orlando Florida. Ed is a former die-hard NIV user who woke up to the corruption of the modern versions, and is now taking a stand against them. Great write-up here Ed! P.B.)
Please allow me to share with you a word I received from the Lord that greatly helped me establish a clear vision of God’s will for my life. I believe it will do the same for you!
by Paul Benson
Go up to the mountain, and bring wood, and build the house; and I will take pleasure in it, and I will be glorified, saith the LORD. Haggai 1:8
If we are going to someday hear Jesus say, ‘Well done, thou good and faithful servant!’. we will need to have actually gotten something done along the lines of his will for our life (a faithful servant does the bidding of his master). Not just works of religious duty, or good ideas about how to help out the world; but God working through us to accomplish his plan.
But this concept can be a little intimidating. Even though we know God’s ability, and we know our call as believers is to reach out in his name, we still have a very real tendency to draw back from any idea of God supernaturally working through us. Continue reading “Go Get Wood And Build My House!”
As a Christian I have never been very bashful about using the term ‘New-Ager’ to describe (in a negative fashion) those caught up in the deceptive narrative of what has come to be referred to as the ‘New Age Movement’.
The doctrines and philosophies of that mind-set are certainly rife with error (much of which is actually quite Antichrist); and we could spend a great deal of time examining those errors. But instead I would like to point out something they are absolutely correct about.
There definitely IS a New Age coming!
And thus, as a firm believer in the truth of God’s Word which promises this coming new age, I suppose I would have to honestly confess to my own status as one of those dreadful new-agers! There! I finally said it! I am a ‘New-Ager’! (I feel so much better now!)
But what I am really concerned about here is: Are you and I, as followers of Christ, really believing (and living like) we are on the cusp of the dawn of this new age? Continue reading “There’s A Storm Coming!”
The Devil and “Most Senior Demon Honorable Screwtape” were having a lunch of “Broiled Jr. Devil” (those that had messed up) with dessert of frozen bureaucrat. They also had table guests from the CIA, NSA, FBI and the White House, most wearing hoods over their faces, and all of whom knew all about the mega-data collection processes called “Facebook, Twitter etc…” That’s the internet system that has been set up to build dossiers on every living person on earth, so in case of need, it would all be there in black and white.
Why does the Church in general speak so little about an event so huge? Maybe it’s time we spoke up!
by Paul Benson
Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Titus 2:13
The Return of Jesus Christ to planet Earth is at the very heart of the Christian faith. Down through the ages the gatherings of believers resonated with the preaching on, and anxious anticipation of, his glorious Coming to judge the Earth. But for the most part this topic has become less and less the focus of modern ‘ministry’.
And quite alarmingly (at least to me) very few seem much taken aback by this radical departure from the preaching on a subject matter that has captivated the attention of the Church for nearly twenty centuries. Why is this? Continue reading “THE KING IS COMING!”
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!”