by Al Benson Jr.
It’s interesting what one can turn up about Cyrus I Scofield with a bit of digging. I just came across a site, https://willyealsogoaway.substack.com that dealt with some of the people Cyrus Scofield had some help from in the preparation and promotion of his infamous study bible. I mentioned Zionist Samuel Untermeyer in yesterday’s article, and, lo and behold if he doesn’t show up on this site I have noted above.
I will quote, in part, “Untermeyer introduced Scofield to numerous Zionist and socialist leaders, including Samuel Gompers, Fiorello LaGuardia, Abraham Strauss, Bernard Baruch and David Schiff. These people financed Scofield’s research trips to Oxford and arranged for the publication and distribution of his concordance.” Sounds like a batch of One World Government types were more than willing to help Scofield get his new “bible” out there for the general public. These kinds of folks generally have little to no interest in promoting the scriptures, yet they all stepped up to aid Scofield. Do you wonder why?
The article continues: “One of Scofield’s first moves in producing his reference bible was to make a trip to the British Isles for research. He immediately sought out the controversial scholars Westcott and Hort in London. Hailed as Bible Scholars, both men were very active in occult rituals. Westcott had formed a secret club called ‘Hermes’ noted for aggressive homosexual activities between its members. In 1851 Hort and Westcott also started the Ghost Society, which was first billed as the study of spiritual events, but in time it became more of a seance group. Its members included Arthur Balfour who, in 1917, bequeathed Palestine as ‘a national home for the Jewish people’.”
The question has been put forth–why would a well-off German Zionist living in the US sponsor Cyrus Scofield and spend money on a man who was working on a new Bible translation and preaching Jesus Christ? It was totally out of character for someone like Untermeyer. But there was an overarching reason. “Jewish leaders long ago recognized the bonanza for them if they could force the teaching of an imminent rapture on Christians and move them to abandon their moral hold on society. (John Nelson) Darby was financially supported and Scofield, Darby’s successor, could make the teaching central in all Christian churches.” The idea was to get Christians out of the political realm and neutralize their churches. You have to admit it has worked out that way.
How many Christians have you run across who will have nothing to do with politics because politics are “of the world.” They seem to have forgotten that this is still God’s world and he wants His people involved in it. These are the folks that are “so heavenly minded that they are no earthly good.” That, and they are so enamored of the State of Israel that it is inconceivable to them that the “chosen people” could ever do anything wrong, so whatever the Zionists do must be right! That is nothing but spiritual rubbish! But you have to wonder, with people of this low caliber willing to support and finance Scofield, just what was his real game. The Scofield bible has done more damage to the work of the church in the last century, in the name of being “Christian” than the church’s most outspoken adversaries. “beware of false prophets which come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly they are ravening wolves.”
The article concluded: “For those who seek the truth, Scofield left a trail in his wake, and so did his Illuminati handlers…”