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If you are looking for Paul's Blog Page it is here: 'Let's Get It Right!'. Otherwise feel free to look around; you will find information and teaching on major issues that affect today's Christian. Feedback (or flack) is always welcome! -Paul Benson
by Paul Benson (Aug. 10, 2016)
O’ precious Seed – those words of life,
which freed me from eternal grief.
O’ precious sowers who cast Good Seed,
and spared me from that Hell beneath.
A broken life, a twisted mind,
a tortured heart so full of loathing;
Transformed by love and precious grace,
now a fountain of life overflowing.
A wandering vessel without safe harbor,
once destroyed upon the reef of sin;
now restored sets course with new cloth hoisted,
and a precious Compass dwells within.
Long dark night of pain and terror,
dispelled by the precious Risen Sun.
An unlit path with a fearful ending,
now becomes an adventure just begun.
Precious promise – life without end;
O’ precious Son sent from above.
Precious Gospel – loosed my chain;
O’ precious God so full of love.
O’ precious Son sent from above!
O’ precious God so full of love!
Discerning Deceivers: 12 Biblical Keys To Recognizing False Prophets and Teachers
by Paul Benson
Do you ever wish you had a greater ability to know which ministries to trust, and which ones you should avoid? Maybe these bits of wisdom from the Scriptures will help: READ THE REST HERE
Can Christians Change The Fate Of A Nation Under Judgment?
Is it too late for this nation to return to God? Should believers give up praying for America to turn back to God (as many are suggesting); or cease with their warnings of divine judgment upon her? Is there a future left for the believers of this once great country? READ THE ARTICLE HERE
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NEW BOOK NOW AVAILABLE!
Are you, or someone you know, expecting an ‘any minute now’ rapture of the Church to whisk you away before the dark days ahead? It’s high time we took a close look into what the Bible really says about this matter. (And also what it does NOT say!)
Hello everyone! I have now completed my new book on the Pre-trib rapture teaching. It is a comprehensive examination of the many facets of the Pre-trib error which will leave no doubt in your mind as to the incorrectness of that doctrine!
In this book I will help you recognize the deceptive practices used to promote the pre-trib theory. I will show you how it has been fabricated using snippets of verse pulled out of context, deceiving distractions, totally unfounded claims, and even outright lies.
You will even see that most of the ‘catch phrases’ of the pre-trib story are actually snippets stolen away from passages clearly speaking of the Second Coming of Christ! The myth of a pre-tribulation departure of the Church is a provable falsehood that directly contradicts the plainly stated truths of God’s Word concerning the Coming of our Lord and our gathering together unto him!
READ MORE OF BOOK DESCRIPTION HERE
Who Is The Restrainer of 1Thess 2:7?
Who has not heard much discussion concerning the ‘Restrainer’ of 2Thess. 2:7? But how many have prayerfully considered the entire chapter? Have YOU?
A Deceiving Distraction: Who Is The Restrainer Of 2Thessalonians 2:7?
Let's Talk About Truth!
Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. 1 Thess. 5:21
In my personal efforts to obey the scriptural admonition above I examine many facets of deception, and some times I get accused of being too negative. Although I do spend a great deal of time researching and discussing errors and falsehoods (such as the rapture theory, the false gospel, and the changes to the modern Bible versions) the goal is always to strengthen our grip on the truth. Because a strong grip on the truth will in turn cause the truth to strengthen you!
Only by recognizing what is not truth can we can reject it and avoid the damage and decay deception brings upon its recipients. The apostle Paul taught (2 Tim 2:16-18) that false teachings will eat away at a persons faith like a cancer. with the possibility of that faith being overthrown. Many poor souls have had relationship with God replaced with mere religion by being turned aside to follow the error of some charismatic deceiver(s).
If some of my work seems to be somewhat negative to you please keep in mind our goal here is to see folks set free from the bondage of falsehood so they can receive the benefit of truth; and that is very positive! Don't you agree?
The Benefit Of Embracing Truth
by Paul Benson
Truth Carries Promise of Reward
As Christians everything we are in Jesus Christ, and everything we have from him, revolves around the truth; for Jesus 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 made them. 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 you any way he can; and is daily at work seeking to do so.
Besides the wonder of salvation just think of all the amazing things which come our way through the truth of God's Word:
The more we make our lives a stronghold of truth the more benefit we will receive from walking in that truth; and the more falsehood we weed out of our belief system the less we will be ill affected by that error. So the effort to 'prove all things; hold fast that which is good' (1 Thess 5:21) produces a double dividend! Seeking out the truth and combating deception is well worth the effort!
The Truth is Sanctifying!
Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. John 17:17
I personally believe God's blessing came upon this nation because the truth of God's Word was so inter-woven into our culture that it sanctified America in the sight of the Lord. Scripture was commonly read at home and work place; in schools it was a textbook, and it was a standard topic of discussion in politics and legislature. Even the old dictionaries (I have one) were chock full of scripture references used to help define word meaning. Many more examples could be given to show that our society was saturated with the Word of God.
Yes, there were evildoers and corruption in those days also, but on the whole people were generally God fearing and deeply affected by God's truth. People used to be confronted with (and comforted by) God's Word on a regular basis. That blanket of truth covering the populace sanctified our nation. But sadly some where along the way that blanket became so tattered and torn it was cast aside. And now this once sanctified nation is defiled in God's eyes, and has become the object of his displeasure.
Don't Lose Your Grip
It's not just society in general that has lost its grip on truth. The Christian community, which should be a stronghold of truth, has been flooded with a tsunami of false teaching in this recent generation. Jesus said the end-times would see an abundance of false prophets and false teachers. Paul said evil men and seducers would keep getting worse and worse. We are living in the fulfillment of their prophetic words right now.
But we individually don't have to degrade just because American culture is. We can stay pleasing to God by embracing the truth and walking in it by the power of his grace. And our love for, and adherence to, his truth will sanctify us as individuals. And as such we can expect God's face to shine upon us. Just because we live in a nation entering a time of God's judgment doesn't mean we cannot know his favor upon our own lives, homes, labors, and family. But we must realize that just as truth sanctifies so also error defiles. This is why Satan promotes falsehood so aggressively. It defiles people and steals away from them the benefits of abiding in the truth. (For a lot of people, if they would get their belief system corrected other issues would follow suit.)
It's Not All Good!
One of the things that amazes me as a Believer is the lack of regard most people (including many professing Christians) have for the truth. It seems like a love for the truth has been replaced with an 'It's all good!' attitude that leaves Christianity retreating to a mindset of 'agreeing to disagree'. This in turn produces a cozy nest for the defilement of heresies and unscriptural beliefs to be birthed and nourished up, and then released upon the people of God.
As believers we should closely examine what today's celebrity preachers and teachers are promoting as Bible truth. I do, and am shocked time and time again. If most people realized what the belief system of many popular preachers was they would be flabbergasted. But a lot of people don't have time (or make time) to investigate so they don't realize they are being adversely affected by falsehood. Sometimes folks need to have those errors brought to the light so they can deal with them on a personal level. Having the research of someone else available can make that so much easier. One of the purposes of this website is to help in that regard. I hope you find it useful. Thank you for taking the time to visit the site!
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