Marxist Propaganda In Public Schools Posing As Education

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

I have written about Critical Race Theory before, and I probably will again. It is such a pernicious world view that it deserves all the negative publicity possible. At this point, several state legislatures around the country have bills in their legislatures to ban the teaching of this theory in their public schools and, while I have no use for the public school system, I do applaud these efforts. At least some in these state legislatures recognize what a horrendous insult to real education this leftist drivel really is.

However, for some reason, that does not hold true in the state of Washington. According to https://thefederallist.com/2021/06/03/washington-mandates-critical-race-theory this leftist plague will be visited on all public school students in that state. According to this article: “The race-obsessed framework isn’t relegated to schools in Seattle, where you’d expect a victim-centered ideology like critical race theory to flourish. Thanks to the state’s Democrat-controlled legislature, a trio of bills just signed into law mandates critical race theory training for all public school teachers. Another even requires training for medical students, teaching them it’s as essential to be social justice activists as it is to treat patients.. While critical race theory mandates go into effect in the 2022-2023 school year, many districts are already jumping on board.” Two mentioned are the Issaquah School District and the one in Bellingham.

The article also observes that “Staffers learn that black people cannot be racist because they don’t have power, that whites benefit from white privilege even if they experience ‘high poverty’ and that virtually every American institution is founded in white supremacy.” Can you imagine teachers being forced to communicate this lunacy to their students? This is not education. This is Marxist indoctrination, pure and simple. It occurs to me that those who promote this sort of thing are the real racists and not those they are trying to teach this stuff to.

You have racial prejudice among all ethnic groups, not just white folks, and to try to tell students that they are “racist” just because they are white is doing them a real disservice. By the same token, telling black students they lack the ability to have racial prejudice is lying to them. And those that promote this twaddle know that.

I mentioned in a previous article, an article by Christopher Rufo on Imprimis for March, 2021, Volume 50, No. 3 where Mr. Rufo deals with Critical Race Theory. He states: “Critical race theory is an academic discipline, formulated in the 1990s, built on the intellectual framework of identity-based Marxism. Relegated for many years to universities and obscure academic journals, over the past decade it has increasingly become the default ideology in our public institutions. It has been injected into government agencies, public school systems, teacher training programs, and corporate human resources departments in the form of diversity training programs, human resources modules, public policy frameworks, and school curricula.” If you can locate Mr. Rufo’s article on the internet https://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/imprimis_Mar_3-21

From what he has said, it doesn’t look like the leftists have missed out in many areas–education, business, you name it. While we have been busy and bemused watching ball games and reality shows the radical leftists among us have been busy with their efforts to subvert our institutions–and mostly we don’t begin to have the remotest clue. Where has the Christian Church been while all this was going on? Don’t hold your breath waiting for the answer to that one! I’m not sure you want to know!

For the poor folks in Washington who will be subjected to all of this I have some advice. Get your kids OUT of the public school system immediately if not sooner! Unless you want your kids to be trained to be good little Marxists, you don’t need this! And people in other states need to keep an eye on this situation, lest your legislators betray you and cave in to this sort of thing.

The leftists seem to come up with lots of noble-sounding euphemisms–tolerance, brotherhood, inclusiveness, and others, but when you look at the real guts of what they are peddling it is usually just a sugar-coated Marxism, with just enough sugar to fool the naive.

Critical Race Theory is bad news–Marxist bad news. Those who want to protect their children from this pile of leftist cow chips need to be aware of that fact. And once you become aware, then inform others.

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 http://www.infowars.com 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.

Taking a Stand

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

April is Confederate History Month and we need to proclaim that without hesitation or apology. When leftist thugs howl about the South seceding so she could keep all her slaves we need to start asking them about those slave states that remained part of the Union all the way up until the 13th Amendment was enacted, months after “honest” Abe was dead and gone. Having never learned any real history most of them won’t know anything about that. You will need to remind them–not that it will shut them up–but it might slow them down a bit if someone has an accurate answer to their tomfoolishness.

Ray H. Shores had an informative article in the recent issue of The Southern Defender. He raised some good points both from a Christian and Southern perspective. He talked about duty calling us and wondered if we would answer. He wrote: “Now more than ever before, duty calls us to take a public stand for Liberty, which is more than just freedom. It’s freedom tied to Biblical principles, where the Founders of the United States and Confederate States took a public stand.”

And he continued: “It’s easy to say that we’ll fight when the going really gets rough–when the goons come for the guns, perhaps. But, what if the goons don’t come for the guns? What if they just make it a crime to use them without a permit–a permit that is rarely approved. We would be wise to remember that the Apostle Peter told Jesus he would stand up to the goons when the going got rough. Later, he cried tears of regret because he failed. Anybody can brag about things he or she will do tomorrow, but brave men and women are taking a stand now.” I have often heard people brag that “They will only get my gun when they pry it from my cold, dead hands.” And I have often wondered how many of those that loudly make this brag will be the first to line up and turn their guns in if push ever comes to shove. Bragging and doing ain’t necessarily the same animal.

At any rate,. Ray gave us a list of things most of us can work at doing right now that may help to forestall the enemies of Christian liberty we are all faced with today. I won’t list them all here but I will give you some of them–the ones that jumped out at me as I read them.

  1. Pray for courage and protection during these times when we confront determined anti-liberty, pro-Communist foes.
  2. In your front yard, on the tallest flagpoles you can afford, raise one or two flags of liberty…This action will embolden your children, your neighbors, and even yourself. Flags are a rallying point, and the sight of them builds courage and reminds the troops of the reason they are fighting…
  3. Only support politicians that are active open champions of the ‘Original Intent’ of the U.S. Constitution and States Rights. Stop supporting weaklings, appeasers and con-men.
  4. Study your Bible and work to repent of real sins instead of sins invented by heretics and Communists, such as the ‘sins” of owning too much property, having too much money, and associating with people of your own choosing. Claim the gender that God gave you at birth. Don’t support the ‘Woke Church’ and churches that adhere to the Communist-created ‘Critical Race Theory’.
  5. Work to purify your mind through learning, and avoid corrupting influences, such as perverted and Communist-inspired television programs…
  6. Work to purify the hearts and minds of your children. Try to avoid putting them into the clutches of Marxist-minded teachers or into schools led by conformists and people who fear the news media more than they love truth and liberty.
  7. Patronize pro-Liberty businesses and websites. Use web browsers, social media and e-mail hosts that are not joined at the hip with the Federal government. Some of the Liberty flags Ray mentioned earlier are The Betsy Ross flag, The Bonnie Blue flag, The Confederate Battle flag, the Confederate First National flag, the Gadsden flag. I did articles about three of these flags awhile back on my https://thecopperhead.blogspot.com site–a site that has been seriously shadow-banned because I refuse to be politically correct. Hopefully this brief article will encourage some of you to take note of and celebrate Confederate History Month.

More Apostasy Funded by George Soros

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

Today I received a newsletter from an evangelical organization which contained the following: “Faithful America bills itself as a Christian organization, but the pro-LGBT organization got its start as an offshoot of the far-Left National Council of Churches. Two groups funded by atheist George Soros have served as ”fiscal sponsors’ of FA, funneling money to the activist group.” Many evangelical groups are not this frank and open, so this was a bit refreshing.

I can remember, years ago now, the John Birch Society published an informative booklet called Apostasy and the National Council of Churches. It went into a great deal of information as to many in the NCC that were in bed with the Communists and who were actual Communists themselves.

With that in mind, I decided to check out Faithful America to see what leftist goodies it offered the party faithful as well as the gullible. I was not disappointed.

I came across some far-left tidbits on https://www.idealist.org which tells us that “Faithful America is the nation’s largest online community of progressive Christians working to fight back against the religious right’s hateful political agenda and renew the church’s prophetic role in building a more free and just society.” You have to read through and discern the aesopian language to know what this means and not be fooled by the “lovey-dovey” rhetoric. What they are telling you with the word “progressive” is that real Christianity is their enemy. and anyone to the right of Lenin is to be attacked without letup. For them this is not just a minor difference of opinion–it is a war and the true followers of Christ have targets painted on their backs.

The idealist article continues: “In this moment of political and theological crisis for American Christianity, there is an opportunity to mobilize the Faithful America community as a powerful tool in confronting emergent threats to the church’s prophetic vocation, especially white nationalism and misogyny.” Did you get that? The real enemy of the church is not over on the left–it’s white extremism! Sounds like the line the Harris/Biden Regime has been peddling doesn’t it? That alone should tell you where “Faithful America” is really at.

I came across another article of interest on https://thewillcountynews.com which listed a ton of groups that have been funded by George Soros. This list originally came from Discover the Networks and sure enough, way down on the list, #74 to be exact, was Faithful America. Now anyone who is even remotely aware of where George Soros is coming from has to realize that, if globalist George Soros funds something it ain’t Christian!

Yet another article, posted 1/3/21 on https://www1.cbn.com notes that those who have problems with Faithful America say it uses faith “as a cover to silence conservatives.” From what I have seen of it so far, I don’t doubt that in the least. This article continues: “Scott Walter, the head of Influence Watch which tracks the activity and funding of groups like Faithful America, describes them as ‘Just another half-fake, left-wing nest of operatives. They get taken much more seriously than they deserve’.”

You have to wonder how many gullible Christians such groups deceive because they responded to the rhetoric without doing any homework. And the left dearly loves to gull unsuspecting Christians into supporting leftist agendas. They laugh all the way to the bank while Christians contribute to those that are trying to destroy their faith. This is Holy Week–a good time for Christians to begin to learn to discern who they should support and who they should expose as anti-Christs.

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 https://www.westernjournal.com 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.

Has The Crackdown Begun?

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

The articles I am reading on the internet this morning are ominous. They portend evil for our future and a crackdown on freedom of expression in this country for everyone who is not totally apolitical or is not a part of the deep state/hard left coterie.

I have several sites I check out daily as I check over material I need to print off for use that day or the next. Most of these sites this morning had articles on them discussing the probable end of free speech under a Harris/Biden administration. There are so many of them I cannot list them all–just as there are too many people in Congress, the courts, and various state houses that are all willing to stab Donald Trump in the back. I would run out of space trying to list all the Trump traitors. I think some of these people would give Judas Iscariot a run for his money–and no I am not trying to compare Mr. Trump to Jesus Christ. I am just trying to make a point here. This country is rife with people in high places who daily work to subvert what this country was founded on. And they do it with joyful abandon.

I will mention here one that says it pretty plainly. It is https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/world-news/tyranny/censorship-is-now-the-norm-free-speech-is-officially-gone Mr. Armstrong is pretty straightforward in what he says here. Who knows how long it will be allowed to stay up?

Several articles caught my attention this morning. One was from the New York Post about Antifa aiding in the insurgency at the Capitol on Wednesday, seeking to provoke Trump supporters. In the same vein there was another from Natural News which noted that: “Far-Left Antifa/BLM activist John Sullivan has been identified as one of the people who allegedly was part of the siege of the Capitol building yesterday–you know, one of the ‘violent Trump supporters’ we’ve been hearing so much about in the news.” Sullivan belongs to a group called Insurgence USA. Naturally the mainstream media “forgot” to mention any of this in their frenzied effort to blame Trump supporters for all the violence. These hard left people pulled a false flag on the Trump supporters last Wednesday and who knows how many in high places gave their blessing.

Ron Kennedy, in his new book, Red State Red County Secession–Creating a Nation of Our Own tells us about those people. He says: “Modern-day America is controlled by a politically correct, new-Marxist shadow government. This shadow government is composed of new-Marxists who have infiltrated and now control America’s institutions of social influence. Neo-Marxists now dominate universities, the mainline and digital media, the entertainment industry, national and global financial and political institutions. They dictate what is acceptable–politically correct–in society and government.”

Ron has noted that: “Opinion polls documented that between 60 and 70 percent of Southerners want to keep their Confederate heritage symbols. This represents a vast reservoir of people who could initiate a massive, conservative, revolution if motivated.” The job of the mainstream media is to make sure these good folks are demonized to the point that they are afraid to be motivated. Local and state Republican officials do not help these folks at all. That wouldn’t be politically correct and it might give these folks a clue to the fact that there is no one out there that will speak up for them. And with a Harris/Biden administration it will get even worse. Those willing to support Southern, Western, or even regular American heritage may end up being accused of “hate crimes” against the deep state/neo-Marxist oligarchy in Washington.

Mark my words, there is a crackdown on ordinary Americas, North or South, coming if they dare to protest what is being done to them. In one of my recent articles I referred to “peaceful secession” in passing. I got several comments on that to the effect that the way things are now a peaceful secession would be impossible. The South tried in peaceably in 1861 and they were invaded. Should we expect anything different today? Secession wasn’t treason in 1861 and it wouldn’t be now, but how we approach it would need to be discussed and debated because you have to know the deep state ain’t about to let us go. We are their meal ticket and we supply our sons and daughters for their no-win wars around the globe.

The entrance of a Harris/Biden regime in Sodom on the Potomac will only intensify this situation because you can expect that regime to institute a crackdown on everyone that will not bow the knee to their political Baal. They don’t plan to govern wisely–they plan to rule and they plan to do it with a Marxist clenched fist! For you Christians that think you can just get by if you sit this one out, think again. The Christian Church will be in the gunsights of the deep state/neo-Marxist gaggle that plans on invading Washington on January 20th, so get ready!

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

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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.

The Church Neutralized–Part Two


by Al Benson Jr.


In the area of the neutralization of the Christian Church one of the greatest neutralizers has been the theology of what we call dispensationalism as promoted in the Scofield Reference Bible. This theology has reduced much of the church to doing little more than promoting an endless exposition of John 3:16, no matter what the sermon topic is listed as in your Sunday morning church bulletin.


I have been in churches like this. No matter what the church bulletin says it will be about the sermon almost always ends up as an exposition of John 3:16 with an alter call and twenty eight verses of “Just As I Am” to close out the service. After all, to preach on anything else might get us into dirty politics and we want to avoid that like the plague so we just stick to John 3:16 and you will never have to worry. This is the sad legacy that dispensationalism has left us–this and how everything centers around the promotion of national Israel to the exclusion of the Christian Church which is, in the final analysis, really only “Plan B” with national Israel being Plan A.

Many will be surprised to learn the dispensational theology is a fairly new occurrence in church history. You never saw it much before the 1820s. Biblical commentaries in the 1850s that I have seen never mentioned some of the material you see in the Scofield Reference Bible.


Rev. Duane Garner, a pastor in North Carolina, wrote about some of this several years ago now for a lecture. He wrote: “Some historians trace it (dispensationalism) to the visions of a young Scottish woman named Margaret McDonald, a member of the Plymouth Brethren Church whose trances revealed to her that the return of Christ would be in two distinct stages. She dreamed that the believer would be caught up with the Lord in the air preceding the days of the antichrist and before a final revelation of Christ at the end of the age. Others trace this view directly to Ms. McDonald’s pastor, J. N. Darby, who left the Church of England to join the Scottish Plymouth Brethren in 1827. Darby first made use of the two-stage return of Christ in his sermons in 1830 and continued to develop the idea throughout his ministry…Darby can rightly be considered to be the father of dispensationalism for he was the first in the history of Christianity to write and preach using the dispensational hermeneutic.”


Rev. Garner also informed us that, in 1956, a former president of the American Baptist Association, Albert Garner (no relation) admitted that the “then popular views concerning the rapture and the resurrection of the dead were not more than fifty years old.” So this was, indeed, a new doctrine, even though most of its adherents do not consider it so. Most people in this country got it from the Scofield Bible, first published in 1909


John Nelson Darby made several trips to this country and he made several trips across the Great Plains on the new Union Pacific Railway, something most Americans couldn’t afford. Robert L. Pierce, author of the book The Rapture Cult commented on this and noted: “Darby’s unusual mobility for his day and time, and his seeming lack of financial problems.” Most ministers in that day and time were just not all that wealthy, so if Darby had no apparent financial problems running all around this country, then who financed him?

There are a number of things that the dispensationalists claim are future events (which puts them in a context of being subjects for today’s “prophecy conferences”). Christians adhering to the dispensational viewpoint spend much time dealing with these “end times” subjects and thereby mostly ignoring what goes on in the world around them now. Actually most of those “end times” things they think are in the future have already happened.


In his book He Shall Have Dominion Kenneth L. Gentry Jr. has noted, on page 169 “Thar Matthew 24:4-33 en toto has been fulfilled seems quite obvious on the two following bases. First, its introductory context strongly suggests it. In Matthew 23, Jesus sorely rebukes the ‘scribes and Pharisees’ of his own day (Matt. 23:2ff), urging them finally to ‘fill up then the measure of your fathers’ who killed the prophets (23:31-32). Christ says that they are a ‘generation’ of vipers (23:33) that will persecute and slay His disciples (23:34). He notes that upon them will come all the righteous blood shed on the earth (23:35). He then dogmatically asserts: ‘Verily I say unto you, all these things shall come upon this generation‘ (23:36).’…In 23:36, He dogmatically asserts all these things shall come upon this generation. He closes the relevant portion of the prophecy by repetition of the time frame: Matthew 24:34 says, ‘Verily I say unto you, this generation shall not pass until all these things be fulfilled.’ And just forty years later Jerusalem was destroyed! Contextually the ‘this generation’ of Matthew 24:34 must speak of the same idea as that of Matthew 23:36.”


So lots of the stuff we were taught about these events being in the future by dispensationalists selling books about the “end times” have already gone by. They are history, not present day prophecy about our future. The Christian Church has been sold a bill of goods designed to keep them concentrated on history that has been reinterpreted as future prophecy. All this keeps their minds off current events while they hope for a secret, imminent “rapture” to get them out of the current world mess so they won’t have to deal with any of it. The real truth may just be that the Lord wants them to deal with it not to try to run away from it.

To be continued.

The Church Neutralized–Part One

by Al Benson Jr.

There has been a systematic neutralizing of the Christian Church that has been going on at least since the 1830s in this country. Those participating in this neutralization have mostly taken the Fabian approach in enacting their agenda–doing it gradually so that most people don’t even realize it has been happening. If you are willing to take a backward look you can begin to see how it has been happening.

Two groups that have promoted this neutralization, at least at their leadership levels, have been Unitarians and Dispensationalists. I don’t contend that the rank and file in these groups are necessarily all aware of this. Many probably are not. But the leadership that has moved them to where they are today has been and is aware of what has been done and what is being done.

In this installment I will deal with the Unitarians, with their mandatory public schools They are the first step in this process. Through people like Horace Mann they worked to downgrade the influence of private Christian schools so they could push their agenda of compulsory public schooling. It is interesting that, in this critical area, the Unitarians took the same approach as did Karl Marx in the Communist Manifesto–“Free education for all children in public schools…”

So naturally, Christian children ended up in these public schools–a situation that, sadly, continues to this day because most Christians seem to have lost their sense of discernment about both the origin and the agenda of public schools. Christians should have resisted this in the beginning, but they mostly didn’t. They were conned into going along with it and in succeeding generations their children have been pretty much neutralized. Oh, Bible reading was allowed for quite awhile–morning devotions for the kids and all that. They didn’t dare drop the hammer all at once. That would have been much too apparent and many Christians would have pulled their kids out right away. So they had to gradually draw them in by allowing a little of what Christians were familiar with to keep them comfortable–sort of like putting the lobster in cold water and then heating it up gradually so they won’t notice what’s happening. And it worked! Today many Christians will denigrate Christian schools because they don’t have all the bells and whistles public schools have and they will defend the public school system as though it were mandated in Holy Writ. I know. I have argued with some of them about that over the years. Even evidence of what the public schools have done to children will not change their minds–even when you present them with evidence of the Unitarian/socialist origins of public education. Mostly they don’t want to hear it or see it. And you will be dismissed by them as some sort of “right-wing reactionary.” After all, aren’t public schools right up there with God, motherhood, and apple pie?

The good folks that have succumbed to this mindset have been neutralized and they don’t even begin to realize it. And when I say all this I am not indicting all individual public school teachers. We have a niece that teaches in a public school. She hates it, but unfortunately, she can’t find a Christian school that can or will pay her enough to live on. And that is another whole problem.

Let’s face it. The public schools in our day are, for the most part, blatantly anti-Christian. They will strongly support the Marxist Black Lives Matter group, but let a teacher or a student bring a Bible to school and read a brief passage from it and all hell with break loose! Quoting the Koran in public school is okay, but not the Holy Bible–never the Holy Bible! That’s verboten! And yet Christian parents put up with this. Frankly, I don’t expect this to change anytime soon. Certainly not in my lifetime. There are several good books out there by both R. J. Rushdoony and Samuel Blumenfeld that go into the history of public education in this country. I have listed some of them in previous articles over the years.

The fact that all of this is tolerated by Christian parents is evidence that the Christian Church has, in the main, been neutralized. The next installment of this article will be almost guaranteed to make lots of good folks mad at me, but what I will say has to be said.