“Knowing this first: that mockers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts” (2 Peter 3:3 EMTV).
We received a note in response to our website:
Wow it is so amazing, you have discovered so many false teachers……… clap clap…..
Victor and Paul’s reply:
We looked you up on the net. Judging by your site, we can’t take you at your word. You apparently don’t agree with us, so we conclude your letter to be cynical.
You presume to be filled with the Holy Spirit and to preach Jesus Christ. You presume to be a man of God, one reaching out in love and truth, one who wouldn’t deliberately do any evil to others. Are we right?
So what are you doing sending us a sarcastic piece of mail, preacher? Granted, someone could be using your computer or email address. If we are mistaken in assuming it really is you, please let us know and we will take it from there. Is that fair? But for now, we are likely safe in concluding you are the man who wrote us, scoffing.
Soon after I red your note, it occurred to me that you have a spirit of mockery – it was a devil speaking by you. To be sure, there is no love, wisdom, understanding, counsel, or pious inquiry as to why we do what we do. There is no consideration that the Lord may have commissioned us to reprove the works of darkness, and no constructive criticism or substance offered, only sarcasm and mockery. That is the spirit and work of a devil, not the fruits of a man filled with God’s Spirit. Didn’t you know?
In reviewing your site, we have somewhat to say to you. In contacting ThePathofTruth.com, you have stumbled on the Stone, and now It will proceed to grind you to powder.
In your testimony, you claim to have been delivered of devils. However, we perceive, by the discernment gift of the Spirit of the Lord Jesus Christ and by your fruits, that you remain in need of true repentance and deliverance. Indeed, your present state may be worse than the former, no matter what it was like, because now you have a pretentious religious spirit that snares the simple and unlearned in an insidious way. In the Name of the Lord Jesus, you are deceiving people by the power of Satan, who poses as an angel of light and as a deliverer:
2 Corinthians 11:13-15 MKJV
(13) For such ones are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
(14) Did not even Satan marvelously transform himself into an angel of light?
(15) Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves as ministers of righteousness, whose end shall be according to their works.
We expose you for all those who are given eyes to see and ears to hear. They will receive and know what the Spirit of God has to say to and about you.
Because your evil may not be as obvious as it was previous to your spurious conversion, it is more dangerous for many. It doesn’t matter if you no longer indulge in many of your past sins, lusts, gods, or vices – those are now superseded by more subtle and devious ones. Because you promote yourself in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, Satan enslaves souls in wondrous ways, duping them into believing they have been healed, delivered, and brought into salvation and fellowship with God through you, when that isn’t so.
That’s not to say that some with genuine faith didn’t experience good things from God at your meetings, no thanks to you. Agnostics like Charles Templeton, for example, have been credited with miraculous healing from Jesus Christ because those for whom they prayed had faith.
Your site declares that you were converted at the early age of 16 and went through deliverance for a period of three months. This doesn’t witness with us. The Pentecostals who prayed for you didn’t have the power of the Lord to deliver you, and you weren’t delivered. The devils played games with your mentors and with you. You were made twofold the child of Hell those who prayed for you were – very religious, devoted, passionate, full of works, but not in godliness.
Your site says, “After experiencing a new found freedom in Christ, Ben surrendered his life to the Lord asking Him to use him as His servant.”
Are not all true believers His servants?
You say you surrendered. Really! You sound like you were some sort of worthy opponent of the Lord and did the noble thing. Did Saul of Tarsus surrender his life, or Moses, Jeremiah, or any of the other apostles or prophets? Or were they called, chosen, and compelled in spirit to come to the King and enter His service?
Furthermore, they recognized themselves as utterly unworthy, but you “surrendered,” as though you had something worth surrendering.
You say you asked the Lord to use you as His servant. What made you think there was anything to use? Aren’t you self-righteous, presumptuous, impudent, and insulting that you would think God should, could, or might find something of value in you? Who or what are you? Doesn’t the fact that you are self-righteous, presumptuous, impudent, and insulting, demonstrated by your fruits in thought and word, tell there was nothing of value to God, and that you were (and are) still in your sins?
One could suggest you would qualify your request of God, acknowledging that He could use you only by His grace; however, by your fruits we discern that you surely thought you had something to offer God. Faith says, “I am an unprofitable servant” (Luke 17:10), but Ben says, “Hey, God, I’m profitable, use me. You won’t be sorry! I’ll do big things for you!”
That’s why you publish this prayer request of yours, because you think your site and ministry work proves that God took you up on your prayer. But it’s all your own doing, which is why you boast, “See everyone, look how well I delivered on my offer of service to God in His Kingdom!” You prove the opposite, however – yours is a work of the flesh that scatters the wheat, but gathers the tares.
As for a call to a specific ministry, the initiative is always with God. Where in either of the Testaments do you find the Lord’s potential ministers asking to be used as His servant? He is the One Who calls and chooses His ministers. Even as Jesus said to His apostles:
“You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you and ordained you that you should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain; that whatever you shall ask of the Father in My Name, He may give it to you” (John 15:16 MKJV).
One may say that Isaiah asked to be used when he said, “Here am I; send me” (Isaiah 6:8). But Isaiah was already a prophet, and he was summoned to God’s Presence in the vision. Furthermore, his iniquity was taken away and his sin purged before the Lord called for someone to go. Isaiah was well prepared. These are distinct contrasts to your case, according to your testimony, aren’t they?
But you wanted to be somebody, Ben, a hero, a “great man of God.” You wanted to be important. That is what Baal worship is all about – being a hero and worshipping heroes. You are a servant of Baal, the great hero hunter of souls, and Ashtoreth, the goddess of prosperity, fertility, and love, all those things men savor.
“…for they loved the glory of men more than the glory of God” (John 12:43 MKJV).
You pursued a passion of the flesh in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and were seduced because you wanted to be glorified. You say you received God’s call to preach, and you have been preaching, as most of Satan’s ministers do, often with an impressive anointing and with apparent results.
God doesn’t call the young and inexperienced to preach, though it is true He can do anything He pleases. He can make asses speak, cause stones to cry out praises to Him, and call the young to be His ministers, but He doesn’t normally work that way.
It may be assumed that God called Jeremiah and Stephen as young men. But with Jeremiah, the Scriptures don’t reveal how old he was when called as a youth, or how long he had believed and learned from God before called and sent. You, on the other hand, took ministry upon yourself almost immediately at a very early age, both physically and spiritually, whatever the nature of the spiritual (a spurious conversion).
“(For if a man does not know to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the Church of God?) not a novice, lest being puffed up he may fall into the condemnation of the Devil” (1 Timothy 3:5-6 MKJV).
And, we do know that Jeremiah didn’t offer himself as you did. God called him.
“And no man takes this honor to himself, but he who is called of God, as Aaron was. So also Christ did not glorify Himself to be made a high priest, but He Who said to Him, ‘You are My Son, today I have begotten You’” (Hebrews 5:4-5 MKJV).
Furthermore, Jeremiah was reluctant to respond. That is because God was calling Jeremiah to the cross and he knew it. But you weren’t called to the cross. Instead, you had your great desire granted without the cross. You headed straight for the crown, scepter, and throne. And it wasn’t God calling you or granting your request.
Your proud, mocking note tells us you have never known the cross of Christ. Not knowing His cross, you are not saved. Not being saved, how can you possibly be a minister of Christ, bringing salvation to others? But we do know who the father of the children of pride is, don’t we?
As for Stephen, while he, Philip, and others were young men, they may have known the Lord for several years before God chose them for the works He ordained for them.
Another of your fruits: You boast, Ben. You say you prayed your parents to salvation in the first month of your alleged faith. It didn’t happen. We know how the Lord works, and we know how men work.
You led them into a false conversion (one can lead another only where he has gone himself). If God had done it, you would have given Him the glory, but you didn’t. You boast of your prayer. It is your work:
“Concerning the works of men, by the word of Your lips I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer” (Psalms 17:4 KJV).
Before I met my wife, she was a zealous Southern Baptist who believed she had prayed her brother, father, and mother into the Kingdom. By revelation and experience, we learned this was not the case; it wasn’t long before their fruits demonstrated the true nature of their spurious conversion. Marilyn may have meant well, but she hadn’t known better, and in due time, the Lord corrected and taught her in His righteousness.
Just as you aren’t converted to the Lord Jesus Christ, so your family and friends aren’t converted to Him. As you, they are converted to “another Jesus” by another gospel, if converted at all:
“For if, indeed, the one coming proclaims another Jesus, whom we have not proclaimed, or if you receive another spirit, which you did not receive, or another gospel, which you never accepted, you might well endure these” (2 Corinthians 11:4 MKJV).
So, Ben, as long as you are proud of, and satisfied with, man’s praise and glory, you have your reward, but you’ll never please the Lord God of Heaven and earth. Your works will be burned and you’ll know the Lord hasn’t called and sent you to do what you do.
Repent, Ben; humble yourself before Him. Have yourself and your name removed from the spotlight and give place to the only One deserving of all praise and glory. You are a usurper, an aggressively proud scoundrel who will not be happy at all at the end of the course he’s taken.
For those who desire more understanding of where Ben Chew and others generally stand spiritually, read The True Marks of a Cult and Diabolical Doctrines. May the false be exposed, the true made manifest, and God be glorified. Amen.
I wrote a one sentence email to you and that provoked a long response from you, with detailed scrutiny of my website, life and testimony. It confirms that you operate under an extreme spirit of criticism. Not a hint of love in your extremely long email.
Anyway, maybe you should stop wasting all your time “preacher hunting” and spent more of your time and your energy doing something for the Kingdom of God. Just a suggestion, of course you can still keep on doing that to feed that critcal spirit of yours.
“And I saw the woman drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. And when I saw her, I marveled with a great marveling” (Revelation 17:6 MKJV).
Ben Chew, are you not a drunkard stumbling in his own vomit? You are not our brother. Our Father is God – yours is Satan. Our Father requires two or three witnesses – your father does not. Your father accuses the brethren based only on his solitary word, just as you have with us.
Can Satan not tell lethal lies in a few words? Did he not do that in the Garden with Eve? Whether you condemn and mock the Lord Jesus Christ with one sentence or many, what does it matter? There is much to be said about your evil ways, to warn the simple and judge the wicked.
So what do you know about the love of God? Your whole being is saturated with the false love of Satan’s bride, that vicious harlot, Mystery, Babylon the Great, whom you faithfully serve. Mystery loves those who honor her and her lies, but hates those who speak the truth and do God’s will.
Because The Path of Truth exposes you and your false gods, you hate us. That hate drove you to contact us in the first place. But our God brought you here to be judged.
As Victor pointed out, there was nothing of the love of God in your note. It was sheer enmity, condemnation, and mockery, whereas he gave you the abundance of substance that comes from the Light of all men, Jesus Christ, Who is love incarnate. Him you despise. You have chosen the emptiness and darkness of your scornful hate over the love of God. You can say nothing of value.
You have, however, confirmed that you are the author and defender of the sarcastic, loveless one-sentence hate mail. Victor’s description fits you very well and you wear it proudly, another mark of your father, the Devil. Your ministry and website have been identified as dedicated to Ashtoreth (goddess of false love) and Baal (hunter of men’s souls). Praise God, Satan has been exposed again. Your day of judgment has come.
Bless the Lord! Thank You, Jesus, that You have come to shut the mouths of blasphemers and those who tell lies in Your Name! All glory redounds to You!
For others reading this entry, know that when you see a picture of a man facing a crowd with its arms upraised towards him, as displayed with Ben on his site, it is the man (Baal) receiving the worship, and not the Lord Jesus Christ.
Hmm.. Amazingly critical and judgemental spirit..God have mercy..one of the marks of a cult is that they think they are the only true group.. The way you criticise others and put others down, is very telling of what your group represents.
Victor and Paul’s reply:
So was your initial note to us uncritical and unjudgmental, Ben? Was it one of love? Are your words to us worshipping the Lord in spirit and truth? Are you not a hypocrite, judging that we are wrong and you are right, while condemning us for judging? Didn’t you put us down, Satan?
Come, Pontiff Chew, down from your tin throne and away with your infallibility and decrees ex cathedra.
Jesus Christ, Whom we worship and serve, is the only true Lord and Savior. It’s nothing new that many are gathered against Him:
Psalms 2:1-5 MKJV
(1) Why do the nations rage, and the peoples meditate on a vain thing?
(2) The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers plot together, against the LORD and against His anointed, saying,
(3) Let us break their bands in two and cast away their cords from us.
(4) He Who sits in the heavens shall laugh; the LORD shall mock at them.
(5) Then He shall speak to them in His anger, and trouble them in His wrath.
You are a proud and empty man, Ben, with nothing but bluster and pretense, a true representative of darkness parading as light. You are finished, Satan.
Victor and Paul
………. Sorry I am speechless …….
Indeed, that is so: “And he said to him, Friend, how did you come in here without having a wedding garment? And he was speechless” (Matthew 22:12 MKJV).
And we, as true servants of the Lord Jesus Christ, are here to bind you hand and foot and throw you out.
Ben’s response #1:
God have mercy on your soul.
Ben’s response #2:
Oh by the way, if you want to retort me, at least retort my point raised about the mark of a cult…. Don’t shoot off anything you can think of….
Our response to you, the reader:
The mark of a cult we exhibit, according to Ben, is that we think we are the only true group.
As with so many other supposed “marks of a cult” conjured up by men, this one is totally subjective and rendered useless because contradicted by reality. For example, Elijah, a true prophet, thought he was the only believer left in Israel. Did that make him a false prophet? Not at all. God simply informed Elijah that He had reserved 7,000 unto Himself who had not bowed the knee to Baal.
Jesus Himself said:
“He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters” (Luke 11:23 MKJV).
Wouldn’t that also extend to those who are with Christ? Whoever is not with those with Him (we speak of being joined in spirit) is against Him and is scattering. This “mark of a cult” condemns the Lord and His Word.
Walking with Jesus Christ is an individual matter. If you walk with Him, you are part of His Body by nature and not by works, a member of that “group” which is separate from the world. If you aren’t walking with Him, you are of the world, no matter what you call yourself using His Name. It’s that simple.
“But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin” (1 John 1:7 MKJV).
The apostle John gave an example of those who scattered, acting as if they were the “only true group” by excluding those who were the members of Christ:
3 John 1:9-10 HNV
(9) I wrote to the assembly, but Diotrephes, who loves to be first among them, doesn’t accept what we say.
(10) Therefore, if I come, I will call attention to his deeds which he does, unjustly accusing us with wicked words. Not content with this, neither does he himself receive the brothers, and those who would, he forbids and throws out of the assembly.
Isn’t that what Ben did to us? And who is he to complain about not answering his objection when he answered none of our replies to his initiatory condemnation of us, which condemnation also had no substance? He is a lying hypocrite, the very kind for whom the Lord reserves His harshest words.
Finally, the substance of our answers to Ben already refuted his charge. We never said we were the “only true group.” We have only come against the falsehood and lies of those who say they are part of the “only true group,” the Body of Christ. The Lord Jesus Christ has sent us to expose the darkness by His light, and He has succeeded. “As the false are exposed, so are the true made manifest.” Blessed be the Name of the Lord!