By Paul Bunch
Ben Williams believes in the Holy Bible … he always has. But over a period of 40-plus years of researching, writing, lecturing and teaching, he has learned that most of what the churches teach is not from the Bible. Typical church teaching comes from … well, from somewhere else. Churchgoers would be surprised to know that believing in the Bible is easier if they don’t go to church.
If you are like most people you have accepted at least some of what the churches teach, and consequently, you’ve been diverted from what the Bible really teaches. Read Ben’s writings. If you do, you will be pleased to learn what the Bible really teaches … and that it actually makes sense.
The Holy Bible, from beginning to end, is about a struggle … but not the myth taught in the churches where God supposedly matches wits with a supernatural demon antagonist the churches call “Satan.” Rather, the true struggle is men trying to usurp the place of God.
Jesus has called us into his Kingship (New Jerusalem), but people can’t see it when they are blinded by the churches. Ben reaches out to any and all who want “eyes to see” and “ears to hear.”
After attending seminary, Ben started out as a church pastor in the 70’s. He soon outgrew his first pastorate in a traditional church. He then went to work with Sheldon Emry as Assistant Pastor in a national ministry based in Phoenix, Arizona. Like Sheldon, Ben was developing a view of the world that wasn’t dominated by church tradition and priestcraft. After Sheldon’s death, Ben moved back to his native Northwest and continued the work there. God led him away from the churches … away from the failed traditions of establishment religion, and began opening the Bible to him. No one explains the Bible like Ben does. Anyone reading Ben’s writings won’t be easily misled by the churches, the TV, or Capitol Hill.
Because I have worked with Ben for many years, writing articles and creating artwork, I have seen his gift for dissecting difficult issues. Ben is not your typical Bible teacher. He is different. While most Bible teachers get stuck in mediocrity and the rehashing of nonsensical church tradition, Ben breaks out of the rut and goes after truth. He has never settled for conventional wisdom, church mysticism and “mystery,” or confusing political rhetoric.
Ben continues the battle for truth, exposing the false teachings of the churches, and state worship. He exposes usury banking and the mythical “Satan” of the churches. He also exposes the Mithraic Church system, The US Constitution and Man’s Government, the Usury Banking System, and the Jewish/Zionists’ false claim to the genetic lineage of Abraham.
God has turned a light on in Ben’s head, and his readers benefit from it. He makes the Bible understandable … it is mankind’s manual for understanding the world we live in. From my point of view, those who don’t like him usually are not sincere. He is dedicated to “the hope of Israel” (Acts 28:20) and the “good news” that Christ is Reigning and breathing life into his remnant!
HEREIN IS LOVE
A gentleman who was a professed Christian was taken seriously ill. He became troubled about the little love he felt in his heart for God, and spoke of his experience to a friend. This is how the friend answered him:
“When I go home from here, I expect to take my baby on my knee, look into his little eyes, listen to his charming prattle, and tired as I am, his presence will rest me; for I love that child with unutterable tenderness.
But he loves me little. If my heart were breaking it would not disturb his sleep. If my body were racked with pain, it would not interrupt his play. If I were dead, he would forget me in a few days.
Besides this, he has never caused me to gain a penny, but is a constant expense to me. I am not rich, but there is not money enough in the world to buy my baby.
How is this? Does he love me, or do I love him? Do I withhold my love until I know he loves me? Did I wait for him to do something worthy of my love before extending it?
This practical illustration of the love of God for his children caused the tears to roll down the sick man’s face. “Oh, I see,” he exclaimed, ” it is not my love to God, but God’s love for me, of which I should be thinking. And I do love Him now as I never loved Him before.”
“Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loves us …”
— 1 John 4:10
GOOD TIMES … HARD TIMES
In times that try our souls we learn more about His care and love for us. He strengthens our faith and keeps us on our feet going forward. A life lived for God is not one without bumps in the road, but one where we proceed with the knowledge that we would have lost our way without his guidance and inner strength.
Life is a gift … with all its wonderful times, and with all its painful times. But it is during the painful times that our senses are awakened so that we learn the most valuable lessons. The inevitable rough roads that come into everyone’s life can put us in the ditch if we are trying to navigate on our own. But with Christ’s presence we can stay on course, gain strength, and learn to better navigate the rough patches. To a child of God, hard times – like good times – are just part of life. This is the nature of life as God gave it to us with His great love. And in the end we can look back and thank Him for a life that included trials as well as comforts … because it is all his gift to man.
12. Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you.
13. But as you have shared in the sufferings of Christ, rejoice that also in the revealing of his glory you may rejoice also with happiness.
1 Pet. 4:12-13
6. Wherein you greatly rejoice if need be for a little while at present you are caused to grieve by various trials:
7. That the proving of your faith, through trial by fire, being more precious than gold that perishes, might be found to praise and honor and glory in the revealing of Jesus Christ:
7. Pleasant is the light, and it is good for the eyes to behold the sun:
8. And if indeed a man lives many years, rejoice in them all; yet remember the days of darkness, for they shall be many.
1. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2. He makes me to lie down in green pastures: he leads me beside the still waters.
3. He restores my soul: he leads me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
4. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no trouble: for you are with me; your rod and your staff they comfort me.
5. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my adversaries: You anoint my head with oil; my cup is running over.
6. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD all the days.
We sometimes find ourselves walking through valleys of darkness. It happens to everyone. It is not necessarily a punishment or judgment from God, but merely the nature of life itself. The question is … how will we face hardships? Will we become bitter? Or will we learn faith? Will our trials refine us like gold that is made precious in the heat of the refiner’s fire?
Life has its ups and its downs, but we cling to it tenaciously … because it is our greatest possession. God has not offered us a utopian escape from life’s challenges, but rather a way to benefit from them. God gives us the sense to build our house upon a solid foundation (the Rock) where it will survive the storms of life. Nonetheless, storms will come and without his guidance our house can get swept away.
Rain falls on the just and the unjust – but the just who hear God have learned where to find shelter.
2. From the end of the land will I cry to you when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
3. For you have been a shelter for me, and a tower of strength against the enemy.
4. I will abide in your tabernacle continually: I will trust in the shelter of your wings.