Neutralizing Christians!

by Al Benson Jr.

That old saying “All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing” is more true today than at anytime in our history. And it seems that in the Christian Church (all denominations) we have more and more good men willing to do absolutely nothing at all to combat what is plainly evil.

Thee Christian Church has been mostly neutralized, starting with the Scofield Bible heresy and continuing on from there. There are a few good Christians here and there that still seek to combat evil, but bye and large, the Church as been put to sleep-and too many good men just don’t want to hear about anything “negative” or evil because if they knew some of what went on they might have to rise up and do something about it and that just takes too much effort that they no longer feel is worth the effort. They have been programmed to try to “snatch a few brands from the burning” and otherwise to let this world go to hell because it ain’t worth saving. Needless to say, I disagree with them, but that’s where many are and they’re not about to budge from that position. After all, the “rapture” is coming to take them out of this mess, so why bother!

I have known Christians that got ticked off at me because I pointed out some of the evil they did not care to be confronted with. I knew one man that, if I pointed out bad things going on he would say “I’m in complete agreement with you, but don’t you believe the Lord is in control?” The Lord being in control was his excuse for not doing anything about the evil .I have never felt the Lord wasn’t in control of it all, but I often feel that the Lord wants to control the evil through the efforts of His people–and too many of His people ain’t having any of that! No letters to the editor of a local paper or to your Congress critters about bad situations. Just not worth the effort!

Another man I knew never wanted to be told about anything “negative!” Everything always had to be “positive.” Sorry folks, but that’s not how the real world works–that’s the way a fairy tale world works! And while positive stuff is nice, you can’t just ignore the evil at work in the world and only focus on the positive.

Now admittedly, in my writing, I usually focus on lots of bad things that I have become aware of over the years. If I ignored the negatives and only accented the positives, I could not live with myself! I feel Scripture requires us to oppose evil that we might point to what the Lord expects us to do. Ignoring evil because we don’t want to have to deal with it doesn’t cut the mustard–anymore than leaving your kids in public school so they can be a “witness” to the system does! It’s a cop out! An excuse for not doing anything when we should be doing something .Not only have we become neutralized, we’ve become lazy! Neutrality (lukewarmness) has turned us into spiritual mugwumps–with our mugs on one side of the fence and our wumps planted firmly on the other side–good fence straddlers!

We should wonder how many of the ills in this country could be slowed down or even reversed if Christians just got off their couches of ease and got involved! How many “positive” things could be accomplished with more Christian input? I have a good friend up north who told me years ago that “Christians will flee responsibility like they would the plague.” I fear, at this point in history, he may be right!


Some Background On The Scofield Bible Fraud

by Al Benson Jr.

The website carried an article that stated that Christian Zionism is not Christianity! Part of this article gave some background on Cyrus I Scofield which I strongly doubt is included on those sites that lionize him and his accomplishments.

The article said, in part, “As a young con-artist in Kansas after the Civil War, he met up with John J. Ingalls, an aging Jewish lawyer who had been sent to Atchinson by the Secret Six some thirty years before to work the abolitionist cause. Pulling strings both in Kansas and with his compatriots back east, Ingalls assisted Scofield in gaining admission to the Bar, and procure his appointment as Federal Attorney for Kansas. Ingalls and Scofield became partners in a railroad scam which led to Cyrus serving time for criminal forgery. While he was in prison Scofield began studying the philosophy of John N. Darby, pioneer of the Plymouth Brethren movement and the ‘any moment now’ rapture doctrine” So you can see that Scofield, through has Jewish lawyer/partner, had at least a tenuous link to those apostates that had helped John Brown do his dirty work in Kansas years earlier.

The article continued: “Upon his release from prison, Scofield deserted his first wife, Leonteen Carry Scofield, and his two daughters…and he took as his mistress, a young girl from the St. Louis Flower Mission. He later abandoned her for Helen van Ward, whom he eventually married. Following his Illuminati connections to New York he settled in at the Lotus (Lotos) Club, which he listed as his residence for the next twenty years. It was here that he presented his ideas for a new Christian Bible Concordance and was then under the wing of Samuel Untermeyer, who later became Chairman of the American Jewish Committee, president of the American League of Jewish Patriots and chairman of the Non-Sectarian Anti-Nazi League. Untermeyer introduced Scofield to numerous Zionist and socialist leaders…These were the people who advanced Scofield’s research trips to Oxford…It is impossible to overstate the influence of Cyrus Scofield on 20th century Christian beliefs. It is singularly responsible for the Christian belief that the Hebrew prophecies describe the kingdom of Jesus’ Second Coming, and not the Zionist vision of a man-made new world order. And it is precisely because Christians persist in the belief that they remain blind to the reality of Zion. Scofield served as the agent by which the Zionists paralyzed Christianity while they prepared America for our final conquest.”

I have long believed and said that dispensationalism as promoted by Scofield was the theological arm of Yankee “reconstruction” after the Yankee troops went back north. The troops left, but the Yankee public school teachers and the apostate Yankee preachers remained in the South. The timing for the bursting of the South was hardly coincidental. Scofield’s theology, which appeared barely five years after “reconstruction” reduced churches in the South from bastions of their Southern culture to virtual nonentities, content with only “getting people to heaven” and little else!

If you want some of my earlier comments on that, go to for an article I did there on November 3, 2020 entitled The Church Neutralized–Part Four.

Cyrus Scofield And The Heresy Of Christian Zionism

by Al Benson Jr.

There was an article awhile back on by Kevin A. Lehmann about why Christian Zionism, as espoused by Cyrus I. Scofield, is really a heresy to the Christian faith. Mr. Lehmann stated, in part, “Does your church teach Christian Zionism and dual covenant theology–a separate plan of redemption for Jews and Gentiles? Is it truly scriptural?? Sorry, folks, but it ain’t! Jesus was pretty straightforward when He said, in John:14:6 that “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man cometh unto the father but by me.” In other words, if you don’t come through Jesus you don’t get there. It’s as simple as that!

Mr. Lehmann continued: “First, there was a war between the states, which scarred the powerful young nation…A worse attack was to commence near the turn of the 20th century. This was the onset of an attack on American Christianity that continues unabated against the traditional Christ-following church. This attack, which author Gordon Ginn calls ‘the final apostasy’ began with a small very wealthy and determined European political movement. It had a dream, and the American Churches stood in its way. The World Zionist Movement, as its Jewish founders called themselves, had plans to acquire a homeland for all Jews worldwide, even though most were far from homeless, and many did not want another home…World Zionists wanted a specific property that American Christians called ‘the Holy Land.’…As self-proclaimed Jews, they were, according to the Christian New Testament, the persecutors of Christ and most of his followers,” And his followers at that point, were mostl Jews.

Lehmann observed “America’s traditional churches in the 19th century would never stand for a Jewish occupation of Jesus’ homeland. World Zionist leaders initiated a program to change America and its religious orientation. One of the tools used to accomplish this was an obscure and malleable Civil War veteran named Cyrus I. Scofield. A much larger tool was a venerable world respected book publisher–the Oxford University Press. The scheme was to alter the Christian view of Zionism by creating and promoting a pro-Zionist subculture within Christianity.”

“Scofield’s role” Lehmann tells us “was to rewrite the King James Version of the Bible by inserting Zionist-friendly notes in the margins, between verses and chapters, and on the bottom of the pages. The Oxford University Press used Scofield, a pastor by then, as the Editor, probably because it needed such a man for a front…The Scofield Reference Bible was not to be just another translation, subverting minor passages a little at a time. No, Scofield produced a revolutionary book that radically changed the context of the King James Version. It was designed to create a subculture around a new worship icon, the modern state of Israel, a state that did not yet exist, but which was already on the drawing boars of the committed, well-funded authors of World Zionism…”

Lehmann then informs us that “Scofield imitated a chain of past heretics and rapturists, most of whose credibility fizzled over their faulty end times prophecies…The Scofield Reference Bible and its several clones is all but worshipped in the ranks of celebrity Christians.” So the church has paid the price of apostasy via Scofield! And Lehmann notes that “Among the more traditional churches that encourage, and in some cases recommend, the use of the Scofield Reference Bible is the huge Southern Baptist Convention of America, whose capture is World Zionism’s crowning achievement.”

This shows that the Zionist plan to neutralize the old South has always been a major part of their agenda–even starting back within just a few years after the supposed end of “reconstruction” in 1877. Not many years after that, the rapturists and apostates had ensconced themselves in Dallas, Texas and Lake Charles, Louisiana, with Scofield leading the way. More on this as the Lord allows. But I will leave you with one parting thought–dispensationalist theology espoused by Scofield was the theological arm of “reconstruction.” Ponder that thought for awhile.

C. I. Scofield–Leading Christians Astray

by Al Benson Jr.

Years ago, a friend of mine, Joe Canfield, wrote an important book about Cyrus I. Scofield and the bible notes he wrote that became what we know today as the Scofield Reference Bible. Joe noted in his book The Incredible Scofield And His Book published by Ross House Books in Vallecito, California, that there was a major connection between Cyrus Scofield and Zionist Samuel Untermeyer. Both men belonged to something called the Lotos Club, and Joe noted that Samuel Untermeyer had been one of those responsible for getting Scofield into it. If you can get Joe’s book you really should. He gives you the background on Cyrus Scofield you will not get anyplace else. For instance, how many know that Scofield married his second wife before he bothered to divorce his first one?

But others have since also written about Cyrus Scofield. Recently I came across an article by a Maidhc O Cathail, written in 2015. This author, who sounds Celtic in origin, had more interesting insights into the Scofield Bible and the effect it has had on modern Christians. This article was posted on the Washington Report On Middle East Affairs website.

The article started off: “Since it was first published in 1909, The Scofield Reference Bible has made uncompromising Zionists out of millions of Americans. When John Hagee, the founder of Christians United form Israel (CUFI), said that “50 million evangelical, Bible-believing Christians unite with 5 million American Jews standing together on behalf of Israel” it was the Scofield Bible 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 problematic. More than any other factor, it is Scofield’s notes that have induced generations of American evangelicals to believe that God demands their uncritical support for the modern state of Israel.”

I have personally had a few run-ins with folks with this mindset. Several years ago I visited a doctor who was a victim of this travesty of truth. At the time, I had made some comment about something Israel had done–I believe it was their bombing of the USS Liberty back in 1967. I stated that I did not believe that bombing was an accident as Israel claimed it was. I still don’t.

At that point, this doctor became almost unhinged, and informed me, quite loudly, that Christians have a duty to support and defend Israel no matter what they do! I disagreed. He was so vehement in his viewpoint that I never went back to him again. His attitude totally turned me off!

Let me say here that I do not subscribe to his viewpoint that Christians must defend Israel no matter how dastardly some of their deeds are. To me, that is putting national Israel in God’s place–and that is idolatry! After Christ’s death, I do not believe Israel was “God’s chosen people” any longer. You can argue with me about that all you want. You can say “Well, the Romans killed Christ” and technically they did the deed–but they would not have done so without the Jewish religious establishment pressuring them to do it. At this point in history it seems to me that the “chosen people” are all those, both Jew and Gentile, that accept the Lord Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. I realize that will not sit well with those who put national Israel first in all things, but that is how I see it from what I read in Scripture.

This Is One The “News” Media Will Ignore–Revivals

by Al Benson Jr.

This story is one the mainstream “news” media will studiously ignore. If they can’t ignore it they will take great pains to ridicule it. This story appeared on

It seems there is a spiritual revival going on that has now spread to four universities. It started at Asbury University in Kentucky, in the church there. It has now entered its tenth continuous day there.

It has now spread to other schools, including Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, which is experiencing its own movement of God, with student-led worship and prayer that has now stretched to about 48 continuous hours. Samford is at least the fourth school to see a spontaneous revival break out among…students.

Lee University in Tennessee and Cedarville University in Ohio have been experiencing unscripted revivals this week. You will notice that most of this revival activity is taking place in the South. Could it be that there are still some pockets of genuine belief in some schools in the South as opposed to the rank apostasy that blankets the North?

I don’t pretend to know where all this is going but I view it as a positive thing. With true revivals should come spiritual discernment, though this has not always been the case. True spiritual discernment would include among the leadership of those revivals, any attempt to turn them into events that the Marxists can use to promote their agenda among Christians–something they have often done among Christians that are unaware and ignorant of Marxist devices–and sadly, that includes most Christians.

Sadly, most Christians tend to view Marxist theology as something that is political, and hence they seek to avoid any contact with it. They don’t realize that, at root, Marxism is another anti-Christ theology that seeks to replace the Triune God with totalitarian big government. Big Brother if you will.

Christians need to begin to realize that they have a duty to resist and to expose these efforts as the anti-Christ exercises they really are. Will they learn this in time to be effective in doing that? Only time will tell–but any sign of true revival in this apostate nation is a welcome one.

No Wonder We Have Problems When Church Pastors Speak Out Against Anti-Abortion Bills

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

Many wonder why we have some of the problems we have in this country. They feel that a country like ours that has a mostly Christian background should not be beset with the situation we seem to find ourselves in. Yet we are, and part of the problem seems to stem from the fact that many who claim to speak for the Lord are actually promoting ideas that have no warrant whatever from the Holy Scriptures.

Researcher Kit Daniels recently had and article on in which he stated that: “A group of pro-choice church pastors are protesting pro-life bills expected to pass in Texas. One Presbyterian pastor in particular claimed Texas Senate Bill 8 could expose pastors to legal liability if they recommend abortions…Senate Bill 8 and its companion bill, HB 1515, would ban abortions when a heartbeat is detected, which can occur as early as four to six weeks in a pregnancy.”

Another pastor, this one a woman, said “We will never give up our individual consciences, and religious freedom or our God-given right to choose.” Look at what this “pastor” is saying here–God gives women the “right” to kill their unborn babies if they decide that is what is convenient for them. The House version of this bill already passed by a 81-63 vote (and that was too close). Wonder if it was a party-line vote.

If pastors are promoting this convoluted thinking to their congregations do you wonder why the country is in deep trouble? Churches and their pastors should be promoting the preservation of life–not the taking of it. It is interesting to note how many “Christians” in this country stand in defiance of the death penalty but have no problem with aborting preborn babies. And please don’t tell me that a preborn baby has no soul and therefore is only a “fetus” because Psalm 139 gives the lie to that kind of thinking.

In relation to this, in our current pandemic situation, how many of those that say a woman can do what she wants with her own body advocate forcing people to be vaccinated to combat this Chinese Virus? See any contradictions here? Their rationale seems to be that we should do whatever Big Brother in Washington tells us to do but we are free to ignore Holy Writ when we feel like it. They have it exactly backwards. That seems to be a big problem for the Christian church in our day and because of that, a bigger problem for the country.

Whenever Christians are more willing to obey Harris and Biden than they are the Lord it is always going to be a major problem for the country. And part of this problem is also neutralized Christians that are “so heavenly minded that they are no earthly good.” The church needs to be out there confronting the anti-Christ culture and not pretending it doesn’t exist or backpedaling away from it because they don’t want to get involved.

Until this problem gets resolved things will only get worse. It seems today we have too many Christians apologizing to the Devil’s minions for offending them rather than resisting and exposing them for the evil they do.

Yankees & Marxists–Birds of a Feather

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

Years ago Dr. Clyde Wilson wrote a series of excellent articles which he titled The Yankee Problem in America. I don’t remember if he ever made this into a book or not, but if he didn’t it would be a good book. You may still be able to locate copies of some of the articles on the internet–if they haven’t been removed under the guise of being politically incorrect, which they thankfully are.

Let me say at the outset, when I refer to Yankees I am not and I repeat, not, talking about everyone born and raised in the North. There are lots of good folks in the North who would not ever qualify as Yankees, nor would most of them want to.

Yankee is not your geographical location on the map. Yankee is a mindset. Let that thought sink in a bit. Some of the most stalwart Southern patriots I have known were born and raised in the North. Those that are still there are good Copperheads. But you have Yankees in the South too. They speak with Southern accents and they eat fried chicken and okra. We refer to them as scalawags because they have sold out their heritage in order to gain some advantage from the Yankee types who control most of the federal government.

I can recall once trying to explain who was a Yankee to a lady from Illinois. When I got through, she said “You are talking about a control freak.” She was right. That’s what a Yankee is. He, or she, wants to totally control what you think, how you live, what you are allowed to believe, what you are supposed to not believe, what you can or can’t do with your own property, etc. You get the message, I hope. If not you just ain’t been paying attention.

During this Chinese-induced pandemic we have suffered through we had one governor in a Northern state that issued “mandates” (which really have no force as laws) that prevented people from going out and planting gardens in their own backyards. Not planting a garden in the backyard was, somehow, supposed to help combat the pandemic. It was never explained quite how that worked, but then the governor never had to. She did it because she felt she could, and for no other reason. I think the Supreme Court in her state eventually said her mandates were too draconian and overturned most of them. But that took awhile and lots of citizens in her state marched and protested before it happened. Had they not it probably never would have happened. The old saying “People deserve what they permit” is probably all too true.

So now you have some idea of how Yankees want to totally run your life. What about the Marxists? What do they really want, in spite of the “news” media telling us how really wonderful they are?

Well, the Marxists, (and there are lots of them in Washington and in your state capitols) have their version of what is best for you (and ultimately for them). They want to totally control what you do. They want to control what you are allowed to see and not see, what you are allowed to believe and what you should not believe, what you can and can’t do with your own property and so on. In other words they want to totally control your entire life. So the question arises–what is the difference between the Yankee and the Marxist? If you look at what they both want there really is not much difference. In fact some Yankees have ended up becoming Marxists because the transition from one to the other causes them no pain or inconvenience at all. Both want government control of your entire existence. They are, in a sense, interchangeable with one another. They want to decide how your children should be educated–what they should learn and what they are not allowed to learn. Public “education” in this country (something advocated by Karl Marx) gives them much of that ability. Private Christian schools are anathema to both the Marxist and the Yankee. They don’t think they should be allowed to exist and if they do then they need to be strongly regulated so all the kids who attend them won’t grow up to be “white supremacists” or Christian patriots. Such must be avoided at all costs if the Yankee/Marxists are to be able to retain their power to run our lives.

The Yankee/Marxist recognizes the Christian faith as his main adversary. Unfortunately, most Christians in our day fail to recognize the Yankee/Marxist as one of their main adversaries because their faith has been neutralized to the point where discernment has been replaced with “feel good” theology. Who do you suppose is responsible for that? When churches post Black Lives Matter banners outside their churches then you have to realize that the faith in that church has been severely compromised. It has become, in effect, an outpost for Marxist revolution. Christians should avoid such churches like the plague because they are a plague on the Christian faith.

Our ability to recognize our adversaries has been watered down. We had better wake up and start to reverse that trend while we still have some ability to do that, lest the day come upon us when that ability is gone.

Faith vs. Unbelief…Liberty vs. Bondage

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

General Michael Flynn recently had some informative commentary posted on for March 8th of this year. General Flynn talked about truth and his comments were insightful.

He said: “When fighting for truth, the most important place to start is to be well-grounded in the Truth itself. I am referring to Truth with a capital T, as in “I am the way, the truth, and the life’.” General Flynn knows where to go for truth and Who to go to, the One who is the foundation of all truth. (John 14:6).

General Flynn then makes some sound observations. He states: “Faith in God is an essential part of the fight to restore American greatness. Our personal faith is inextricably linked to our personal liberties. Alexis de Tocqueville, the great French author of the groundbreaking work Democracy in America wrote ‘Upon my arrival in the United States, the religious aspect of the country was the first thing that struck my attention…The Americans combine the notions of Christianity and of liberty so intimately in their minds, that it is impossible to make them conceive the one without the other.’ De Tocqueville is exactly right. Prior to America’s founding no document in the world had directly linked the individual rights of citizens to their unique value and autonomy before an omnipotent Creator…Faith and freedom can never be separated from one another. If you wish to have boldness in the fight for America like our Founding Fathers did, have faith in Almighty God. Trust in His power as your sword and your shield…Make faith an essential part of your battle strategy today…”

It would seem that General Flynn has made some salient points in how we need to fight to get our country back. Unfortunately, in our day, most Christians seem to have forgotten much of the wisdom he has imparted. Many of them have no interest as Christians in fighting to preserve those liberties we have that are God-given. Many Christians do not deem God-given liberty worth fighting for. It seems to me that if God gave it then it is worth fighting for, lest we end up spurning what the Lord was gracious enough to bestow upon us.

But many of our brethren today seem to have had their faith neutralized to the point that all they want to do is wait for “the rapture” to take them out of this mess so they don’t have to be involved. Then there are those who say “Don’t sweat all this stuff. The Lord is in control.” If the Lord is in control that’s their rationale for not doing anything. The Lord will do it all and they can just come along for the spiritual joyride. I hate to burst your spiritual bubble, but it doesn’t quite work that way. Truly the Lord is in control. No sensible person would argue with that. But often the Lord, in His infinite wisdom, chooses to use His people to exercise some of that control. Unfortunately in our day, many Christians ain’t having any of that. That’s not part of their game plan. Their agenda is to get themselves to Heaven–end of conversation!!!

How often, in the Scriptures, do we see the Lord working by using His people to accomplish certain things? How about Moses, or Elijah, or even Jonah? God accomplished miracles through these men, and through Jesus’ apostles–but he used these people to do it. Faith in their Lord resulted in action from these men, not their just sitting around waiting for the Lord todo it all with no involvement on their part. That’s where we seem to be today. Many of our brethren seem possessed of “couch potato faith.” They will sit blithely on their couches, in front of the boob tube, watching CNN and then tell others not to worry because the Lord is in control and He won’t let anything happen to them or their country. True faith has been replaced by spiritual frivolity.

Preserving your liberty requires, as General Flynn noted, a sound grounding in the Truth and the One is the giver of all truth. It then requires action, sweat, effort, and a reliance on the Lord to show you how to use the truth He gives you to preserve what He has given you. Just sitting around waiting for the Lord to do it all doesn’t cut the mustard. Ultimately the Lord does it all, but He is pleased to use us in that process–and that is something we need to begin to think about.

Quit praying for a “rapture” and start asking the Lord to show you what He wants you to do to preserve the liberty He has given you. I realize lots of folks don’t want to hear this but the church as a whole needs to hear it and to rethink our exercises in spiritual lethargy. If we will not strive to preserve what the Lord has given use He will find others who will–and they will get the benefits and not us.

Jesus Is LORD Regardless Of What The Deep State Says Or Does

by Al Benson Jr.
Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

In the first century the Roman Empire prided itself on its relligious tolerance. You could follow whatever sect or religion you wanted to, with no interference from the state–as long as you were willing to recognize Caesar as lord of all. Most religions of that day caved in and did that, allowing them to co-exist in a Caesar-dominated society. But Christians were not willing to do that.

For Christians to have agreed to do that would have been to acknowledge that, ultimately, Caesar was lord and that the Lord Jesus Christ was not. This they would not, and could not, ever do.

That being the case, what Christians did in Rome became a political act as well as a spiritual one. Most Christians in our day shudder at the very thought of that as they have been taught that Christians should have no contact or dealings with “the world.” Yet in the first century Christians did indeed have dealings with “the world” and in those dealings they rejected the claim of Caesar that he was “lord” and they reiterated the truth that “Jesus is Lord” (John 14:6). Lots of people in our day think that a statement of that truth is “intolerant” toward other religions, which are false. Yet nowhere in Scripture are Christians enjoined to be tolerant of false religions. That doesn’t mean they are to be purposely nasty to other people, but they are to preach the truth that Jesus is Lord–because it IS the truth.

And since it is the truth you might well say that “Christmas is war” because the truth of what Christmas represents is spiritual warfare with the rest of the world. The world and its political (and religious) leaders have been at war with the Christian faith since that first Christmas.

One of the early opening shots in that war was Herod’s slaughter of the “holy innocents” told of in the Second Chapter of Matthew’s Gospel, particularly vs. 16. Later on you had the ongoing war of the Pharisees and Sadducees against the Lord Jesus and what He taught and their resistance to the truth He preached resulted in the destruction of Jerusalem in AD 70, when the Lord returned in judgment against the apostasy of Israel.

Down through the centuries, up to and including the present one, there has been a worldwide resistance to the truth that Jesus is Lord, particularly in Communist countries but also more and more in this country.

Those who in our day are part of what we refer to as the Deep State are engaged in ongoing war against the Lord Jesus Christ because they realize that if Jesus prevails it will be the end of their dream of One World Government with them as its leaders.

What they don’t realize is that Jesus already HAS prevailed. He prevailed on the first Easter morning when He rose from the dead and because of that the days of the Deep State are numbered. Oh, most of us alive now will probably not live to see that, but it will happen in the Lord’s good time, as sure as the turning of the earth.

The Deep State is not lord anymore than Caesar Augustus was, although they’d love to be. Their entire agenda is predicated on the world bowing the knee to them. Sorry fellas, it ain’t gonna happen. There will always be “Seven thousand in Israel that have not bowed the knee to Baal” and nowadays, the Deep State is the personification of Baal.

As Baal passed from the scene, so shall the Deep State in the Lord’s time. That fact does not mean that the Lord’s people can just sit back and do nothing–the same way many of them have for the past 170 years. It means that the Lord may well use many of His people to enable the defeat of the Deep State to become an accomplished fact.

To that extent it means that Christmas, the birth of the Lord of Glory, is an act of war against all the powers of unbelief that have arrayed themselves against the truth expressed in John 14:6. Christ will prevail–they will not. That fact should encourage us in the dark days ahead that we currently look toward. The Lord Jesus has been and will be victorious and may He be pleased to use us in the winning of that ultimate victory.

The Church Neutralized–Part Four

by Al Benson Jr.

In the previous installment I noted that dispensationalism seemed to be the theological arm of “reconstruction” in the South after the War of Northern Aggression was over and the “reconstruction” of the South was supposedly ended. We know “reconstruction” didn’t really end because they told us it did. And as dispensationalism was the theology that neutralized the South so it was also the theology that sought to make national Israel equal to or superior to the Christian church. It’s adherents are still doing this today

Evangelist John L. Bray has conducted Bible conferences on prophecy in the United States over the years. Back in 1983 he authored a small book (80 pages) called Israel In Bible Prophecy which has gone through several printings. Pastor Bray observed, on page 30, that “A number of authors credit J. N. Darby of the beginning Plymouth Brethren movement with the origin of this ‘futurism’ which has gained such a foothold in conservative circles during these last 150 years or so. Hoeever, little notice has been paid to the Catholic Jesuit priest Emmanuel Lacunza and his book, The Coming of the Messiah in Glory and Majesty (published in English in 1827 in London) with its possible influence on Darby and the translator of the book from Spanish, Rev. Edward Irving…It had been written by Lacunza under the assumed name of Rabbi Juan Josaphat Ben Ezra as a supposedly converted Jew. The main emphasis of Lacunza in this book was the return of Christ to set up a millenial earthly kingdom…following the return of Christ to earth It was in the days following the publication of this book that the system of a futuristic restoration of the Jews to Palestine and their national conversion at the second coming of Christ to earth began to be emphasized and spread abroad everywhere. Rev. Bray told us on page 28 that: “(Lacunza was the one who influenced many toward a revived belief in an earthly Jewish future kingdom following the second coming of Christ;…).

In his Death of the Church Victorious Ovid E. Need Jr has told us a bit more about this Lacunza. On page 86 he said: “In Lacunza’s new dispensation to come, the Lord might still work among the Gentiles, but he will do that work through a renewed national Israel. The victory of Christ seems to have no part in Lacunza’s system of future events. The system, ‘both centering in and radiating out from the Jewish people,’ revolves everything around a renewed national Israel.”

On page 87 he continued: “Despite the Lord’s all Scripture (i.e., law, prophets and the psalms, Luke 24:44ff.) pointed to himself and his redemptive work, Irving, with Lacunza’s support, contended that a glorified national Israel was the theme of all prophecy, and not Christ. He maintained that a restored Jewish nation alone would satisfy the desires and needs of the world. In other words, the work of Christ was not finished at his first advent. Christ’s work must yet be completed;” And apparently, if we believe these people, (and I don’t) then Christ’s work simply cannot be completed without the help of national Israel!

Can you begin to see where the pioneers of dispensationalism are trying to take us? Away from Christ and to natiional Israel!

And this is where dispensationalism continues to try to take us. Years ago I picked up a used book at a book sale in Illinois. It was Jerry Falwell and The Jews and it is a perfect example of where dispensationalism has been taking us. The book was written by Merrill Simon, who is Jewish and in it he quotes Falwell in many places. Falwell is the ultimate dispensationalist. He is a orime example of where dispensationalism is headed. Falwell has said: “God chose the Jewish people to bear His name, to show forth His glory, and to be the channel through whom He would perform His will on this earth.” Falwell also stated that God has never abandoned His people…Neither Christianity nor Judaism is superior to the other. In my opinion, both are dependent on the other…Although I believe that at the present time God’s vehicle for world evangelism is the Church, Israel is yet to play a vital role among the nations. Israel is moving to the front and center of God’s prophetic stage. I believe the times of the Gentiles (Luke 21:24) either ended with the taking of old Jerusalem in 1967, or will end in the not too distant future.”

Do you get the feeling here that the Christian Church will at some point be replaced by natiional Israel? That’s where all this is going, whether Falwell even realizes it or not.

And while Falwell stated that God never abandoned His people, the question arises–at the time of Christ’s first coming, did Israel abandon Him?

As my family and I were moving through our devotions in the evenings and reading from the Gospels I began to notice that ust about all the opposition the Lord got to His message seemed to be coming from the Jewish religious establishment–the scribes, Pharisees and Sadducees. The common people heard Him gladly for the most part, but what I call the Zionists of His day, opposed His teaching early and often He had a vision for the Kingdom of God that in no way squared with what they believed. Their vision for the future included them as rulers of the world and they were not about to surrender that vision. Today the dispensationalists are trying to restore that vision for them, with the Christian Church being far back in the pack as “Plan B” if that.

And a final thought. With a critical national election coming up which may decide whether this country will go totally socialist or not, how many millions of Christians will not even bother to vote? How many have been neutralized to the point that they think any such activity is “of the world” and so they will not even go and cast a vote to try to preserve our history, heritage and our culture because they have been taught that none of this makes any difference. The sad legacy of dispensationalism and its effect on Christians today may enable the socialists and deep state operatives to take over the country because Christians just couldn’t be bothered to do anything to prevent it.