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History.com’s Laughable Zionist ‘Christian’ Propaganda

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Written by Maidhc Ó Cathail

February 6, 2013 at 1:08 pm

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  1. As I wrote in “Zionism’s Un-Christian Bible“:

    Since it was first published in 1909, the Scofield Reference Bible has made uncompromising Zionists out of tens of millions of Americans. When John Hagee, the founder of Christians United for Israel, said that “50 million evangelical bible-believing Christians unite with five million American Jews standing together on behalf of Israel,” it was the Scofield Bible that he was talking about.

    Although the Scofield Reference Bible contains the text of the King James Authorized Version, it is not the traditional Protestant bible but Cyrus I. Scofield’s annotated commentary that is the problem. More than any other factor, it is Scofield’s notes that induced generations of American evangelicals to believe that God demands their uncritical support for the modern State of Israel.

    […]

    In his 2008 book, The Rise of Israel: A History of a Revolutionary State, Jonathan R. Adelman describes the crucial support Israel receives from Christian fundamentalists as “totally fortuitous.” The incredible career of the man who wrote “the Bible of Fundamentalism,” however, casts considerable doubt on that assertion.

    Two years after Scofield’s reported conversion to Christianity in 1879, the Atchison Patriot was less than impressed. Describing the former Atchison resident as the “late lawyer, politician and shyster generally,” the article went on to recount a few of Scofield’s “many malicious acts.” These included a series of forgeries in St. Louis, for which he was sentenced to six months in jail.

    Being a “born again” preacher, however, did not preclude Scofield from becoming a member of an exclusive New York men’s club in 1901. In his devastating biography, The Incredible Scofield and His Book, Joseph M. Canfield comments, “The admission of Scofield to the Lotos Club, which could not have been sought by Scofield, strengthens the suspicion that has cropped up before, that someone was directing the career of C. I. Scofield.”

    That someone, Canfield suspects, was associated with one of the club’s committee members, the Wall Street lawyer Samuel Untermeyer. As Canfield intimates, Scofield’s theology was “most helpful in getting Fundamentalist Christians to back the international interest in one of Untermeyer’s pet projects – the Zionist Movement.”

    Others, however, have been more explicit about the nature of Scofield’s service to the Zionist agenda. In “Unjust War Theory: Christian Zionism and the Road to Jerusalem,” Prof. David W. Lutz claims, “Untermeyer used Scofield, a Kansas city lawyer with no formal training in theology, to inject Zionist ideas into American Protestantism. Untermeyer and other wealthy and influential Zionists whom he introduced to Scofield promoted and funded the latter’s career, including travel in Europe.”

    Maidhc Ó Cathail

    February 6, 2013 at 1:13 pm

  2. Samuel Untermeyer. Wasn’t that the guy who declared a Jewish ‘Holy War’ against Germany in ’33? He gets around.

    Osiris

    February 6, 2013 at 3:02 pm

  3. I have been waging a multi-year battle in my own faith community (Southern Baptist) to expose and explain how the Scofield Reference Bible has corrupted the Christian message. In addition to the mischacterizations it promotes concerning the holy land and chosen people, it has helped promote the big lie about the Rapture, which gives so-called Christians an “out” during Armageddon… allowing them to promote conflict and war with the impunity born of rationalizing that it MUST occur in order to bring Jesus back to earth (and oh well, we “elect” won’t suffer any harm thereby). But Jesus warned us that “false Christs and false prophets” will come and will attempt to deceive even God’s elect (Matthew 24:23-27; see also 2 Peter 3:3 and Jude 17-18). If only these Christians would heed this and another message of the Bible concerning false prophets and their lies: “I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book”. Rev 22:18.

    Lorraine

    February 6, 2013 at 3:53 pm

  4. In case my post was too long, here is a link….

    Archive Reference: On Topic
    Israel: How Are Christians Treated In Israel?
    Articles and Commentaries by various writers and media pundits.
    October 13, 2004 — December 12, 2012
    http://www.dotandcalm.com/calm-archive/Israel-Christians-01-October13-2004–November04-2011.html

    Calm

    Calm CalmCalm

    February 7, 2013 at 12:12 pm


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