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MOVING CYRUS SCOFIELD INTO A NATIONAL
fall of 1886, the American Home Missionary Society offered Cyrus the job as
superintendent for the denomination in the states of Louisiana and Texas. When
the congregation of First Congregational learned of this offer, they passed a
resolution for Cyrus not to accept the offer. Again, we can see the cold
calculations in Cyrus’ thinking. Without consulting the church, he told them in
November 1886 that he would serve as “acting” superintendent until the Board had
found a permanent solution in the spring of 1887. The Mission Board agreed to
pay a portion of Cyrus’ salary. Cyrus also informed the congregation that he
planned to stay away from the church from July to October, 1887.
Cyrus conducted a
weekly class at the YMCA in Dallas. By 1888, the congregation had grown to 250
members, and despite the teaching that the Rapture could take place any moment
and that the church at large had failed, Cyrus led them in a building project
during the year of 1889, a building that was used by the church until 1950.
On December 22,
1888, Hettie gave birth to a son, named Noel Paul. Also in that year, a book by
Cyrus was printed and distributed with the name, “Rightly Dividing the Word of
Truth.” The first edition was printed by the Plymouth Brethren House, Loizeaux
Brothers of New York. It contained prophecy according to the teachings of Darby,
along with the message that the church had failed and there was no hope for the
world. This is similar to the teachings of Harold Camping on Family Radio, who
proclaims that the church age is over and only Camping and his people are going
to make it.
From then on,
Cyrus used the church in Dallas as a base to secure his income, but he would
accept any speaking engagement outside his church, whether in Texas or other
states. Since the church did not want to lose him permanently, they had to put
up with the fact that he was paid a full time salary, but only served as a
In his capacity
as Superintendent of the American Home Mission Board, Cyrus never brought up his
dispensational teaching with his superiors. Instead, during the years of 1888
through 1893, new churches were planted. A number of schools were started; among
them the Rio Grande Training School for Mexican workers in El Paso. Cyrus was
also president of the Board of Trustees of Lake Charles College, a
Congregational school in Louisiana City. Cyrus wrote to his superiors that he
preferred to build up strong churches in major centers. Thus, while he was a
dispensational teacher, he laid a ground work for churches and schools which
would be used later as vehicles to propagate Darby’s teaching to future
generations in the United States. Cyrus was also the head of the Southwestern
School of the Bible in Dallas, which later became Dallas Theological Seminary.
By 1892, Cyrus
awarded himself a doctor’s degree and began using the title Dr. Scofield. There
are no official records that he earned a doctor’s degree in divinity. In
November of 1893, the Home Mission Board asked him to take on Colorado and
surrounding areas as a superintendent. The church in Dallas granted him five
months vacation every year so that he could take on this added travel
responsibility. In 1895 he received a call to pastor a church in Massachusetts,
I don’t have a name for it, but it could have been Trinitarian Congregational
Church in Northfield.
Also during these
years he attended the Niagara Bible Conferences on a regular basis as a featured
In 1880, Cyrus
published two items, first a monthly magazine called, “The Believer,” which was
published nine times, ending in March 1891. The second publication was the
beginning of his Comprehensive Bible Correspondence Course. In 1914, this
correspondence course was taken over by the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago.
Thousands of students over the years were educated in the Lacunza doctrine of
the failing church, the imminent return of Christ and Christian Zionism.
The groundwork of
the abandonment theology that caused the Christians in the United States to hand
over politics, education, business and the budding entertainment industry to the
ungodly was now in full swing, led by Scofield and his “buddies.” Instead of
taking advantage of the invention of the movie camera, the radio, the phonograph
etc., it was labeled sinful and dispensational preachers called for “giving it
to the Devil,” since they were going to be raptured at any time.
Taking the Bible
out of public schools, forbidding prayer to God in the name of Jesus and the
legalization of abortion can all be laid at the feet of Cyrus Scofield. America
is what it is today because Christians in the 19th century did not
have the discernment to stop the damnable teaching of Scofield and company.
There were strong committed Christians living at the time of Scofield, but the
Christian church did not heed the warnings from these men.
A WARNING FROM 1927
As I was in the process of writing this newsletter, our office received an
e-mail from Pharisee Watch, published by “Strait Gate Ministries.” In the
mailing to us, they introduced a book written by Philip Mauro in 1927
entitled, The Gospel of the Kingdom. Mr. Mauro in his book took a stand
against the work of Scofield, and when I read part of the introduction to his
book, I became very moved in my spirit. Before this, I did not know anything
about Philip Mauro and of course I had never seen his book. If you don’t know
that something like this exists, you will never look for it. But the Holy Spirit
knew about this man and his book, and since the Holy Spirit for almost six weeks
has been guiding me in my writing, he supernaturally moved this message to my
office. The people working there did not know what I was writing, since I sit
in a different office. I also found out that Straight Gate Ministries carries
the books written by my good friend Gordon Ginn.
In order to
“educate” myself, I punched in Philip Mauro on Google and became very
embarrassed when I realized how much I do not know. Here is what I found out:
Mauro (right), 1859-1952, was an attorney admitted to the bar of the United
States Supreme Court on April 21, 1892 and handled patent cases before that
court. He was very successful in his profession and became well known in
corporate circles in the United States. After his marriage, the family attended
an Episcopal church. By an accident (divine appointment) he ended up one evening
in a small church in New York, and even though he did not like it, he kept
coming back. Then on May 24, 1903, at age 45, he surrendered to Christ and was
born again. The name of the church was Gospel Tabernacle and the pastor’s name
was Albert Benjamin Simpson (1843-1919), founder and president of the Christian
and Missionary Alliance. Although tainted with dispensationalism, Simpson was a
strong evangelical preacher with a great desire to see lost people saved and
missions established around the world. In time, Mauro wrote a number of books
and became strong in his opposition to the teachings of Darby, Scofield and
It was in his
book, The Gospel of the Kingdom that this deeply committed Christian
lawyer deals with the false doctrine that Scofield had spewed into the Christian
community of the world. I want to share with you a portion of the introduction
to this book written in 1927 when Philip had been a Christian for 23 years and
was 68 years old. Here are some excerpts from the introduction:
“THROUGH an incident of
recent occurrence I was made aware of the extent -- far greater than I had
imagined -- to which the modern system of dispensationalism has found
acceptance amongst orthodox Christians; and also of the extent --
correspondingly great -- to which the recently published ‘Scofield Bible’
(which is the main vehicle of the new system of doctrine referred to) has
usurped the place of authority that belongs to God's Bible alone. …it must
have a ‘Bible’ of its own for the propagation of its peculiar doctrines, since
they are not in the Word of God.
“It is a matter of grief
to me that a book should exist wherein the corrupt words of mortal man are
printed on the same page with the holy Words of the living God; this mixture
of the precious and the vile being made an article of sale, entitled a
'Bible,' and distinguished by a man's name.
“It is mortifying to
remember that I not only held and taught these novelties myself, but that I
even enjoyed a complacent sense of superiority because thereof, and regarded
with feelings of pity and contempt those who had not received the ‘new light’
and were unacquainted with this up-to-date method of ‘rightly dividing the
word of truth.’ For I fully believed what an advertising circular says in
presenting ‘Twelve Reasons why you should use THE SCOFIELD REFERENCE BIBLE,’
namely, that: -- First, the Scofield Bible outlines the Scriptures from the
standpoint of DISPENSATIONAL TRUTH, and there can be no adequate understanding
or rightly dividing of the Word of God except from the standpoint of
“What a slur is this
upon the spiritual understanding of the ten thousands of men, ‘mighty in the
Scriptures,’ whom God gave as teachers to His people during all the Christian
centuries before ‘dispensational truth’ (or dispensational error), was
discovered! And what an affront to the thousands of men of God of our own
day, workmen that need not to be ashamed, who have never accepted the newly
“… According to the new
dispensationalism, our Lord and John the Baptist were not proclaiming the near
coming of that ‘Kingdom of God’ which actually began shortly thereafter with
the pouring out of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost, and which actually
was then ‘at hand,’ but were announcing a kingdom of earthly grandeur for
which the carnally minded Jews and their teachers were then (and are still)
vainly looking; though the earthly kingdom of Israel is not called in the
Scriptures, ‘the Kingdom of God,’ and though (as is now evident enough) it was
not ‘at hand’ at all.
Christianity must purge itself of this leaven of dispensationalism ere it can
display its former power and exert its former influence.
“Finally, it is
appropriate in these introductory remarks to call attention … to the striking
and immensely significant fact that the entire system of ‘dispensational
teaching’ is modernistic in the strictest sense; for it first came into
existence within the memory of persons now living; and was altogether unknown
even in their younger days. It is more recent than Darwinism.
“Think what it means
that an elaborate, ramified and comprehensive system, which embraces radical
teachings concerning such vital subjects as the preaching and ministry of
Jesus Christ, the character and ‘dispensational place’ of the four Gospels,
the nature and era of the Kingdom of God, the Sermon on the Mount, the Gospel
of the Kingdom, and other Bible topics of first importance, a system of
doctrine that contradicts what has been held and taught by every Christian
expositor and every minister of Christ from the very beginning of the
Christian era, should have suddenly made its appearance in the latter part of
the nineteenth century, and have been accepted by many who are prominent
amongst the most professedly orthodox groups of Christians! It is an amazing
phenomenon indeed. For the fact is that dispensationalism is modernism. It
is modernism, moreover, of a very pernicious sort, such that it must have a
‘Bible’ of its own for the propagation of its peculiar doctrines, since they
are not in the Word of God.
“… this modern system of
‘dispensational teaching’ is a cause of division and controversy between those
followers of Christ who ought to be, at this time of crisis, solidly united
against the mighty forces of unbelief and apostasy; and further that it tends
to bring the vital truth of our Lord's second coming into discredit with many,
because it associates that great Bible doctrine with various speculative
details for which no scriptural support can be found.” (End of Quotation)
SCOFIELD’S DALLAS POWER BROKERS
a number of wealthy and political power brokers in the membership of the First
Congregational Church in Dallas. The John Craven family (Mrs. Craven was
a member of the Dealey family of the Dallas Morning News; the Samuel
Dealey family (Dealey Brothers Wholesale Lumber Co.), the George
Dealey family (at that time manager of the Dallas Morning Newspaper, later its
president); the Fitzhugh Hawkes family (superintendent for Sanger Brothers
Department Store), the Theodore Mosher Family (Mosher Streel Company), the
Thomas J. Jones family, Treasurer of Mosher Steel Co (Mrs. Jones was a Mosher).
I do know that
most churches in the United States are heavily infested with Freemasons. George
Bannerman Dealey was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in the
later part of his life. But he was also heavily involved in the occult, majoring
in the Scottish Rite of Masonry with a 33rd degree and active as a
Shriner, and was also a member of the Red Cross of Constantine. Most likely he
had a hand in getting Cyrus into Masonic circles and particularly the Lotus Club
in New York.
It is impossible
at times to trace the flow of money because the handlers of Scofield made sure
that most of the money trail would not be found. Therefore, the conclusion I
have drawn is that someone paved the way for Cyrus, financially, politically and
opened doors for him to move through. Cyrus traveled far and wide and it was
impossible to pay for this with his salary as a minister.
SCOFIELD’S ASSOCIATION WITH D.L. MOODY
the American economy took a nose dive in what was known as the “Panic of 1893.”
I have described this in detail in my September-October 2006 newsletter. This
caused a slowdown for Cyrus, since the money flowing in to him dried up to a
degree. There were many business failures in Dallas due to this economic crisis
caused by the bankers.
In February 1895
D. L. Moody returned to Dallas to hold evangelistic meetings. Cyrus had for a
number of years been invited to be a speaker at Moody’s summer conferences at
East Northfield, Massachusetts. Cyrus’ handlers had developed more and more
links to Moody and his organizations, since Moody at that time was a nationally
respected evangelist, not to mention his work in England. Hence, if Cyrus could
be moved into that organization, the dispensationalist doctrine could be spread
faster and further into the Christian community.
D. L. Moody was
born and raised in Northfield, Massachusetts. Once he had become a successful
evangelist operating out of Chicago, he established two schools in Northfield.
Northfield Seminary for Girls opened in 1879 and the Mt. Hermon School for Boys
in 1881. There was also a church there, Trinitarian Congregational Church. This
church issued a call for Cyrus to come and be the pastor in the fall of 1895.
Cyrus accepted the call and the Dallas church gave him a one year sabbatical,
hoping that he would return after one year. He arrived at Northfield in early
1896, and his annual report for the church in Dallas was prepared in Northfield
and sent to Dallas. I mention this because it is important that although Cyrus
was in Northfield, he still maintained connections to the Dallas church to
protect his income from the church. 14 years later in Dallas, after beginning
with a congregation of 14 members, membership now stood at 812 members, of which
533 were active members.
Cyrus had by now
built up a “clean” reputation and measured success by the numbers of church
members. His handlers were ready to move their candidate to larger work. (This
can be likened to money laundering: dirty money had been sent to Texas, cleaned
up, and then re-entered the market again as legal money with no criminal
In 1889, Moody
had also started a third school, the Northfield Bible Training School for men
and women. During 1896-1898 Cyrus was part of the faculty, and from 1900 to 1902
he was the president for the school. He was also the head of the Scofield Bible
Correspondence Courses. Scofield never worked at the other two schools, but on
occasion preached to the students.
In 1899, shortly
before Moody died, money was raised and a chapel was built close to the Mount
Hermon School for Boys in Northfield. It was turned into a church called the
Union Church and Cyrus was asked to be the pastor. But he only preached one
Sunday per month at the Union church.
During his years
at Northfield, Cyrus was often gone on trips and the duties were handled by
On December 22,
1999, Moody died after having a heart attack. At his funeral, Cyrus conducted
the service and preached the funeral message. As one of the world’s greatest
soul winners had gone home to be with the Lord, a “parasite” in the kingdom of
God was chosen to lay at rest a man who loved the Lord with all his heart. When
Moody was alive, he did not have the discernment to understand that Cyrus had
his own agenda and a doctrine that can be likened to “strange fire,” and it had
now enveloped the Moody organization like cancer in a human body.
“And Nadab and Abihu,
the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and
put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before the LORD, which he
commanded them not. And there went out fire from the LORD, and devoured them,
and they died before the LORD. Then Moses said unto Aaron, This is it that the
LORD spake, saying, I will be sanctified in them that come nigh me, and before
all the people I will be glorified. And Aaron held his peace. And Moses called
Mishael and Elzaphan, the sons of Uzziel the uncle of Aaron, and said unto
them, Come near, carry your brethren from before the sanctuary out of the
camp. So they went near, and carried them in their coats out of the camp; as
Moses had said. And Moses said unto Aaron, and unto Eleazar and unto Ithamar,
his sons, Uncover not your heads, neither rend your clothes; lest ye die, and
lest wrath come upon all the people: but let your brethren, the whole house of
Israel, bewail the burning which the LORD hath kindled.” Leviticus
SCOFIELD MOVES TO NEW YORK
were now ready to move their candidate on; so that he could finish the mission
they had for him. In the summer of 1900, Cyrus was in New York, where he met
with Arno Clemens Gaebelein (1861-1945).
is a short run down on Gaebelein (right): He was born in Thuringia, Germany and
immigrated to the United States in 1879 to avoid being drafted into the German
army. He was a brilliant student and completed his education in the U.S. He
learned Greek, Hebrew, Arabic, Syrian and Farsi (Persia). He was saved at the
age of 12 and then made a commitment to Christ as an adult in the U.S. He
married and was scheduled to go as a missionary to Java, but since he wife had
an illness, he stayed in the U.S.
He was ordained
in the Methodist Episcopal denomination in 1886, and served as a pastor in
Baltimore, Hoboken, NJ and New York City. After having embraced the
dispensational doctrine, he founded, “The Hope for Israel,” movement and a
Hebrew language magazine, “Tigweth Israel,” (the Hope of Israel) in 1893. The
monthly publication was circulated among Jews in the U.S as well as into Russia
and Eastern European nations.
invited him as a speaker to the Niagara conferences. Gaebelein was a strong
Christian Zionist, despite the fact that most American Jews and their rabbis at
this time were not interested in the establishment of a Jewish home state in
Palestine, and they opposed strongly the notion that all Jews were to move to
Palestine. But he was connected with the Jewish Zionistic leadership in New
Brookes dying in 1897 and Moody in 1899, Cyrus and Gaebelein tried to take over
the leadership in the dispensational/prophetic movement. Cyrus and Arno
discussed how they could break up the Niagara conferences and plans were made to
start a new conference center at the Sea Cliff on the north shore of Long
Island, New York. A wealthy American by the name of John T. Pirie of the Chicago
Department Store family had an estate at Sea Cliff, and he opened this up as a
conference center that replaced the Niagara conferences.
A DUAL LIFE
The core teaching
of Cyrus was that the rapture was imminent; people were told that they should
not prepare for the future on this earth, only do what is necessary, do not be
involved in politics, education and community affairs, leave that to the unsaved
people, just sit around and wait for Jesus to come back. He continued with the
message that the church had failed; nothing could be redeemed, go outside “the
camp” and wait for Jesus. People were to work as hard as they could to help the
Jews to get control over Palestine, establish a new nation and rebuild the
temple. He taught that Jews have a special covenant; they do not need to come
to God through Christ.
American men and women, who had taken their Christian faith with them to the
work place, into the educational system, into politics and the market place,
abandoned their effort to be salt and light in their communities and America was
abandoned to be taken over by the ungodly. This is how the secularization of
America came into being. But Scofield privately lived a different life than what
he advocated publicly. On October 21, 1901 he purchased 8.25 acres of land with
no house in the village of Ashuelot in New Hampshire. Cyrus stated to his
friends that he wanted to buy a number of homes, not only in the United States,
but also abroad that he could use in his work of writing and when he traveled.
The property in New Hampshire was called “Crestwood.” It was designated as the
summer home for the Scofield’s. But as late as 1907, they still lived in tents,
whenever they came to the property.
On March 24th,
1902, the people of Dallas deeded some property in Dallas to Cyrus and Hettie
with a sale price of only $1.
THE LOTUS CLUB
This is a chapter
in Scofield’s life that defenders of Scofield do not want to talk about. This
club was connected with the Illuminati and part of an occult network, not only
in the United States, but also in England. Just like Freemasonic Lodges, a
person cannot apply for membership; instead someone already in the club must
offers it to an outside person who wants to be a member. We now have a preacher
who is supposed to be the defender of fundamental Christianity becoming a member
of a secret society club. This membership was not something that Cyrus talked
about when he was preaching at prophecy conferences.
The person that
sponsored Cyrus for membership was an American Jew by the name of Samuel
Untermeyer. Since very few of my readers know about this man, I will give a
(right) was born in Lynchburg, Virginia in 1858 and grew up in Virginia and
later in New York. In 1879 he opened a law office and became a successful trial
lawyer. Being Jewish, he also became an ardent supporter of the Zionist
movement. During his lifetime he held a number of positions, chairman of the
American Jewish Committee (See The Dove
2002, pages 30-33), president of the American Patriots and chairman of the
Non-sectarian Anti-Nazi League.
He was in
close contact with a number of powerful Jews, who during their lifetime shaped
the policies of the United States, men like Jacob Schiff (right),
a powerful Jewish banker who during his lifetime dominated the economy of the
United States, Born 1847 and died 1920, see
The Dove 2002, Pg. 24-26., Bernard Baruch (left), American Jewish
banker and financier (1870-1965), Samuel Gompers (1850-1924) a British
born Jew (right), who settled in the United States and later became the
president of the American Federation of Labor and Fiorello LaGuardia
(1882-1947, left) an American Jew of Italian descent, who served as a
congressman from New York from 1916-1932 and was then elected mayor of New York
in 1933. These American Jews during this period of time controlled the city of
New York and made or broke political leaders in Washington, D.C. All banking,
commerce, unions and organized crime were under their control.
the men to whom Scofield was introduced during his later years and it was these
Jewish men who bankrolled a fundamental Christian preacher because he was their
errand boy in leading the Christians in America and England on a destructive
path of Christian Zionism and the abandonment of the world, as the rapture was
These men knew that in their
lifetime, the State of Israel would not come into existence, but their
grandchildren were to live and rule the world and have the Christians dance
around THE GOLDEN CALF, the political state of Israel.
time the reader might ask, why would ungodly Jews sponsor a Christian preacher?
The answer is simple: in order to establish the political state of Israel and
take control of the entire world in the future, they had to exchange something
to achieve what they wanted to gain. Having a few million people accept Christ
was the price they were willing to pay so that in the long run they would have
their agenda accomplished. A word that would fit here would be “horse trading.”
DID CYRUS SCOFIELD KNOW HE WAS BEING USED
BY THE JEWS?
after studying the life of Scofield is that he himself was a user of people to
gain personal power and wealth. Cyrus was no dummy; he had survived the Civil
War, worked as an attorney, and later made a living as a criminal before he got
“religion.” He did not try to evangelize Untermeyer and the other New York Jews,
but he did take their money. He fully understood that the Jews liked what he was
writing and preaching, and as a result, he became a traitor to the Christian
faith. I do not believe that Cyrus was ever saved, but he used Christianity to
make a living, as well as gain fame and power over people and events.
This behavior is
still with us today. America’s beloved preachers like Oral Roberts, Jim Bakker,
Jimmy Swaggart, Pat Robertson, Paul Crouch, John Hagee, Jerry Falwell, Morris
Cerullo, Benny Hinn and many more have for years received money from American
Jews and in return used their followers to pressure Congress and the president
of the United States to support Israel in times of war in the Middle East or to
release more military supplies to Israel.
preachers aware that they are being used? Yes, they are, but since they all have
become used to a lavish lifestyle, the money is too sweet for them to resist.
The same demonic spirits who once guided Lacunza, Edward Irvin, John Darby and
Cyrus Scofield are today controlling all major Christian preachers, evangelists
and teachers. Follow the money trail and it leads back to one source – wealthy
CYRUS’ PAYMENT TO HIS HANDLERS - THE
In 1902, Scofield
and Gaebelein had discussions during the Sea Cliff conference that year about a
reference Bible. This project was not supported by the Christian community at
large, yet had financing from his handlers, most who were not Christians. During
this time, there had been a church split in the First Congregational Church in
Dallas, and those remaining issued a call for Cyrus to come back and rebuild the
church. In February 1903, Cyrus returned to East Northfield, settled all
business and personal affairs and moved to Dallas. But he did not stay put in
Dallas despite the urgent need of the church to have a full time pastor. During
the summer of 1903 he did extensive traveling even though he had encountered
some illnesses for a few years. By August he was in Chicago, Illinois and in
September he was in Brantford, Ontario.
Early in 1904,
Cyrus spoke at the convention of the United Confederate Veterans in Dallas; it
is noteworthy to point out that his speech endorsed the thinking in the South
that the white race was superior to that of the Negro race. This was not the
first time that Cyrus held speeches trying to please the locals in the north as
well as in the south. Former president Bill Clinton was famous for this type of
behavior, speeches were written to please the audience in order to get as large
an offering as possible, otherwise known as fundraising in political circles.
Later in 1904, a
voyage to England was planned for Cyrus and Hettie. This was not the first trip
to England for either of them; there had been secret trips, not disclosed to the
Christian community. Overseas trips were expensive back then just like they are
today and Cyrus could not have paid for these out of his salary.
HORT AND WESTCOTT
It was during this trip to England that this new reference Bible by Cyrus was to
be printed by the Oxford University Press. A new theology had been developed
during the last 40 years in England under the leadership of two leading
theologians, Brooke Foss Westcott (1825-1901, top right) and Fenton
John Anthony Hort (1828-1892, bottom right). Hort was teaching at the
University of Cambridge and Westcott was also connected to Cambridge. Much has
been written about these two men, and I will only give some highlights in this
newsletter. Westcott became a bishop in the Anglican Church and Hort was a
professor of Divinity.
formed a secret club while studying at Cambridge called “Hermes.” It was noted
for aggressive homosexual activities between its members. In 1851, Hort and
Westcott had started the Ghost Society, which was first billed as the study of
spiritual events, but in time it became more of a séance group. In their
writings, both men confessed that they did not believe that the blood of Jesus
atoned for sin. They did not believe in a personal salvation experience and were
therefore never born again. An unbeliever does not have the spiritual insight of
a Christian, and as a result, any spiritual teaching they do is worthless. Here
is what the Apostle Paul wrote:
“But as it is written,
Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man,
the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath
revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea,
the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the
spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but
the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the
spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to
us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom
teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with
spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God:
for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are
spiritually discerned.” 1 Corinthians 2:9-14
were these two men working together in revising the standard Greek text for
studying the Bible, they also laid the groundwork for all the “bastard” Bible
translations in the English language like the NIV and others. Communism had been
unleashed on the human race during their lifetime and these two church men
embraced Communism as something benevolent and worthy to develop.1
that the Communists were able to overtake Russia, Eastern Europe, China,
Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Cuba was that intellectuals in the 19th
century gave their approval and lifted the movement. Both Westcott and Hort died
long before the Bolshevik takeover of Russia in 1917 and they did not know of
the horror and death of close to 100 million people that would take place in the
looked up the names of these two English theologians, I could not believe what
was written about them; there was nothing but praise and adoration for these men
who were into homosexuality, occultism and promoted Communism. They are nowadays
treated like wonderful Bible Scholars. Thus, students in Bible colleges and
seminaries will be lied to and continue to propagate the lie to the next
In the 1909
edition of the Scofield Bible, on the second page of the introduction, Cyrus
acknowledged the influence of Hort and Westcott in the preparation of his
WORKING ON THE MANUSCRIPT
In 1906, Cyrus
and Hettie hired a woman to travel with them and help get the manuscript ready.
Her name was Miss Ella Pohle. In the meantime, the church in Dallas raised the
salary of Cyrus to $3,000 per year, but this amount was far below what it cost
to run the Scofield enterprise at this time. Cyrus felt that if he was going to
finish this reference Bible, he could no longer be a pastor in Dallas. In May
1906, Cyrus felt that the work had progressed far enough that he could begin
traveling again and the group arrived in New York. Cyrus lodged at the Lotus
Club, while the two women stayed at an unknown location. Part of their luggage
was the notebooks and the manuscript with the notes by Scofield on the sides. As
the work grew larger, it took more and more boxes to contain the notebooks. A
month later, the group traveled to Crestwood Camp, where they lived in tents.
Cyrus was 63 years old at this time. In September, Cyrus wrote to the church and
told them that he needed to travel to London to do research for his project.
They took the notebooks with them but left Miss Pohle behind.
For some reason
it is hard to pinpoint the exact travel agenda of Cyrus and Hettie, as it is
possible that Cyrus tried to avoid letting people know exactly where he had been
and who he had met. It is alluded that the Scofield’s traveled to a number of
places in England, and then made speaking engagements to English speaking
audiences in Rome, Paris and Berlin. Eventually they ended up in Montreux,
Switzerland. In the spring of 1907, the Scofield’s were back in New York,
rejoined by Miss Pohle and then they traveled back up the coast to their
property, Crestwood Camp.
The reader should
know that international travel is not cheap and was not cheap at the time the
Scofields did their travel. Somebody bankrolled this operation.
On a Sunday
morning during the month of May, the Scofield’s and Miss Pohle were working on
the manuscript in the work tent when a fire broke out and destroyed the main
tent they were living in, including all their personal property. This indicates
to me that Cyrus was not a church going man unless he was preaching. A month
later he decided to leave Crestwood and moved to the conference grounds at Lake
A CONTRACT IS SIGNED
On their way to
Lake Orion, on June 5, 1907, the Scofield’s stopped in New York, where Cyrus
signed a contract with the Oxford Press, giving the Oxford Press exclusive
rights to the new reference Bible. The publishing house in return would cover
all costs involved in the printing and distribution of the Bible. Thus, Cyrus
did not have to come up with any money. The royalties for Cyrus were one dollar
per copy in the cloth binding and 1/6 per copy of leather binding. Once the
royalty had reached $25,000.00 the royalty would be 1/3 per copy of cloth and
$2.00 per copy for leather bound. The Scofield family became very wealthy over
time as the reference Bibles were sold for many years. The Oxford Press operated
both in England and the United States.
There are some
interesting thoughts to bring out. The Oxford University and the Oxford Press
were extremely liberal and Oxford people loathed Fundamental Christians. Fabian
Socialism was very popular among faculty members as well as students, so why
would such a hostile institution to fundamental Christianity publish the “flag
ship” of the fundamentalists?
the answer: Up to 1970, there were many large Christian publishing houses in the
United States staffed with strong committed Christians. Today there are no major
Christian publishing houses in the United States owned and operated by
Christians. Instead, these publishing houses have been purchased by Jewish
investors and they are now divisions of secular publishing houses, which are
publishing everything from occult books to filthy pornography. No Christian book
can be published by them until they have first been cleared by American or
international Jews. Hence, Zionist Jews control what Christians can and cannot
read, including the production of music and movies.
In 1907, the International
Zionist movement came to their “payday,” when after some 120 years they were
finally able to have a document produced that would forever change the theology
in the Christian churches around the world, and in time, make all believers in
Christ into Christian Zionists. Even though they had to “pay good money” to
further the cause of fundamentalism, it was worth it to them, because the
fundamentalists would be led like a bull with a ring in his nose in the
direction the Jewish masters wanted them to go. Forty one years later, the
political state of Israel came into existence; without the Scofield Bible, it
would never have happened.
FINAL PREPARATION OF THE MANUSCRIPT
October, 1907, the Scofield’s moved back to Dallas but did not stay there very
long. They moved to New York and rented an apartment where Cyrus traveled back
and forth to the Oxford University press office. Cyrus was working with the
proofreaders to make sure that there would be no errors when the printing
In order to make
people think that the new reference Bible had been examined by scholars, Cyrus
held some conferences with some leading clergymen of that time, Professor W. G.
Moorehead, United Presbyterian Theological Seminary of Xenia, Ohio; Professor
Charles R. Erdman of Princeton Theological Seminary and the well known
expositor, Dr. W. J. Erdman. I am amazed that the fundamental Christian
leadership accepted this, since both professors came from liberal seminaries.
There were also other editors listed by Cyrus, but it is unclear how much they
really had to do with the production of the Scofield reference Bible.
One thing is
clear, Scofield copied a large amount of material from John Darby’s writings,
but since he had been dead since 1882, there was no one to object.
15, 1909, the original edition of the Scofield reference Bible was printed and
ready for distribution. The coffin for the Christian Church was ready, and each
reference Bible became a nail in the coffin. Scofield’s message was that the
Church of Jesus Christ had failed, no effort should be made to better society,
the world should be left to the Devil and all unsaved people, while the saints
waited for the second return of Christ, which according to Scofield and his
cronies could happen any time. None of this can be found in the true Bible.
shows up when examining the Scofield reference Bible. A normal reference Bible
deals with all the books of the Bible. In the Scofield Bible there are 1,353
pages, and 781 of these pages have no reference or comments at all. Cyrus’
reference Bible is aimed to accomplish four things: indoctrinate people about
the failing church, the imminent return of Christ, no involvement in the world
and strong support for the Jews to create a political state in Palestine.
I became a
dispensationalist by default. Since my first and second pastors taught this, I
believed it and never did an investigation. When Hal Lindsey’s book, The Late
Great Planet Earth, came out in the early 1970’s I was a “ripe banana” for
it, and I started to preach strongly in the same vein. I had never read
Scofield’s Bible, only heard about it, but paid no attention to it. It was not
until I was challenged about my belief that I stopped and started to think.
First I became angry, how could anyone question the great sign of the State of
Israel, the failure of the church, etc. But the more I studied and prayed about
the matter, the more I realized that I had been led astray and was in error.
I believe that
most Christians are like me, you have never taken the time and effort to really
check out what you believe, why you believe it, and if it is truth from the
SCOFIELD’S LIFE AFTER THE PUBLICATION
By the time his
Bible’s rolled off the press, Cyrus was back in Dallas presiding in the business
meeting, where he gave the church report for 1908. The leadership in the church
had made a decision to withdraw from the Congregational denomination, since they
considered that the denomination had become too liberal. Cyrus gave his approval
and the church became independent.
On November 3,
1909, Cyrus was back in Dallas for a business meeting in the church, and at this
time Cyrus turned in his resignation. He told them the reason for this was that
he had been invited to serve as an editor of a new edition of the King James
Bible that was scheduled to be released in 1911 as a commemoration of the
Authorized Version of 1611. The church in Dallas made Cyrus Pastor emeritus with
a salary of $600 per year. Cyrus followed his church’s lead in 1910 and resigned
from the Congregational denomination and requested membership in the Southern
Also in 1910, a
book was published by A.C. Gaebelein with the title, Addresses on Prophecy,
which was a collection of prophecy messages by Scofield during his years as a
Cyrus was also
asked to write a section for the project,
which was going to be an answer to the liberal movement in Christianity. Editor
for this massive project was clergyman Amzi C. Dixon, D.D (top right). The
project was bankrolled by Lyman Stewart (bottom right), founder of the Union Oil
Company, later known as Union 76. Cyrus wrote an essay called “The Grace of
God,” which was a dispensational write up.
The Scofield’s spent part of the summer in 1910 at the Crestwood Camp and by
this time a home had been built on the property. In 1912, the Scofield’s again
made a voyage to England and happened to be in Belfast the Sunday after the
Titanic had sunk. Belfast was the home of the shipyard where the Titanic was
built and some of the personnel from the shipyard were on board when it sank. In
Cyrus’ report to his followers in the United States, he told them that he had
been asked to conduct a special service to comfort the entire population of the
city. The truth is that he spoke in a small meeting in that town and there were
other clergy men who ministered to the general population.
back from England, the Scofield’s moved to a more upscale area in New York
called Douglaston. On August 19, 1913, Cyrus celebrated his 70th
In 1914, Cyrus
was invited to a major prophecy conference at the Moody Bible Institute in
Chicago. In October 1914, Philadelphia School of the Bible opened its doors and
Cyrus gave the message in the opening session. Scofield commuted via train to
this school and served as president until 1918, when his health forced him to
In 1915 Cyrus
joined with a number of people from Douglaston and formed the Community Church
of Douglaston. During the month of November, Cyrus agreed to preach at the
church every Sunday morning.
In 1916, Marie
Helene, his daughter from his first marriage came to visit her father, but no
records of what took place during that visit are available.
During the years
1916-17, the Oxford Press worked on a revision of the Scofield Reference Bible
and it is not clear who was doing the work on this revision. A notable change
was the insertion of dates, which Cyrus had taken from a Bishop Ussher, who had
published them somewhere between 1650-54.
With his health
declining, Cyrus began to spend the winter seasons in Crescent City, Florida. In
March 1918, the Central American Mission, which Cyrus had founded, held its
Executive Committee meeting at Crescent City, which was the last meeting Cyrus
attended with the mission organization.
During the years
1917-1921, Cyrus received $76,347 in royalties. That would be around $760,000 in
today’s currency value.
In 1919, Charles
G. Trumbull visited Cyrus in Florida. The two were friends and Trumbull had come
to gather information from Cyrus to write a biography on his life. The
information was used to write a series of articles in The Sunday School Times,
May through September of 1919. In 1920, Oxford University Press picked up the
articles and published them in a book form called, The Life Story of C.I.
Scofield. Until the publication of Canfield’s biography,
Incredible Scofield and His Book, there were no other books written on
the life of Scofield.
On July 24, 1921,
Cyrus Scofield died. It will be known at the Judgment Seat of Christ, if he went
to heaven or to hell.
THE FINAL WILL & TESTIMENT OF CYRUS
Cyrus had his
will prepared in the month of May, 1921, about two months before he died. It was
presented in court on August 2, 1921. The deeds of the properties and the houses
on them had already been transferred to Hettie and her son Noel before the death
of Cyrus. All remaining assets were bequeathed to Hettie and Noel.
Nothing was given
to Cyrus’s two daughters from the first marriage and nothing was willed to any
Christian work. There were four contracts in the will, covering four
publications from the writings of Scofield, including the reference Bible. Sales
of these four publications increased instead of decreased after the death of
Cyrus and made the family prosperous.
died two years later on November 23, 1923. Noel married, had a family and
settled in New York. He died in December 1962.
heralded as a champion for Christ, but his son, wife and granddaughter did not
become active Christians, and it is not known by me if they were born again or
not. The money pulled in from sales to the Christian community was kept and
horded by the Scofield family and not a penny spent on missions or any other
Cyrus was true to
himself, that even in death, he cheated his two daughters from any support from
their father. Just as he abandoned them when they were growing up, so he
abandoned them at his death and gave them nothing from his estate.
illness in the Christian churches in the United States must be laid at the feet
of the leadership in fundamental and evangelical Christianity from 1880. First,
the leadership allowed the doctrine of John Darby to take root in America.
Secondly, the leadership of pastors, seminary professors and political leaders
in Christian denominations failed to expose Cyrus Scofield as a liar and a
fraud, instead, there has been a consolidated effort to shield him and suppress
the truth. This failure is not just from one generation but from leadership
during the last 100 years.
scoff at people in the Mormon Church for their failure to release the full truth
about Joseph Smith and their choice to instead spin a myth about him which has
been told now for more than one hundred years. People have been told a
“fairytale story” of this great man of faith, who in reality was a criminal,
liar and deeply into the occult.
We as Christians
we should also hang our heads in shame, since the scoundrel Scofield has been
made into a devoted Christian, a Bible scholar and a great man of God.
Personally I feel
cheated by the pastors I have been under in my life, I feel cheated by the
faculty at the seminary I attended who were not able to give me the truth. At
the same time I feel terrible that I have cheated people under my ministry, when
I for many years believed and promoted dispensationalism. It all comes down to
this, I did not take the time to really sit down and investigate why I
believed what I believed.
I must give some
credit to the First Congregational Church in Dallas which is now known as
“Scofield Memorial Church.” In their history of the church on their website,
they say the following about Cyrus Scofield:
Scofield came to the church on probation, for he had no experience and no
formal training in theology. He was not ordained, but he was an intense
student of the Bible, devouring everything his pastor, James Brookes, had
taught him. He was a lawyer and brilliant thinker, but he was a new Christian.
All of his ministry experience came from working in the YMCA as a volunteer,
and his pre-conversion life was rather scandalous.”
At least they are
telling the truth about his life before he became a Christian, but they fail to
disclose his lies and cheating during his time in the ministry.
Thus, it is the
duty of every believer in Christ to examine the doctrine we are given and track
down the people who wrote it and check out their personal lives. Look what Jesus
“Beware of false
prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are
ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of
thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good
fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring
forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every
tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.” Matthew 7:15-20
It is our duty
to teach truth to our children and grandchildren, or they will perish! As I
wrote this newsletter, I realized that many people will never be able to have
access to the sources I have, so I have tried to write this newsletter in such a
way that it will give the reader a full understanding of the fraud of
dispensationalism. It has taken me two months to prepare this manuscript and now
I turn it over to the Christians in the world to read and examine for
MY SOURCES FOR THIS NEWSLETTER
In my quest for
truth I used Joseph M. Canfield’s biography,
Incredible Scofield and His Book, as my guide on a timeline and for
basic data. To make sure that I was not being led astray, I double checked all
data, including names and dates from other sources. In doing so, I found some
discrepancies in Canfield’s book, the most glaring when he writes that Hort and
Westcott were Oxford scholars, when in reality they were active at the
University of Cambridge.
can be found on the Internet, where different sources give bits and pieces. I
have also used the Encyclopedia Britannica, 2007 DVD edition. In our magazine,
The Dove, I have written historical
articles in various editions and I refer to them in the footnotes when I used
information from a copy of it.
I have used the
following books and recommend that each reader obtain a copy for themselves to
preserve for your children and grandchildren.
But if I can keep one person from joining a cult, or help one person
in the future to not take the Mark of the Beast, it will be worth it all.
My call is not to make money, but to serve and be faithful to my Master, Jesus
Christ, the Son of God!
To be continued…
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INCREDIBLE SCOFIELD AND HIS BOOK, Ross House Books, Vallecito,
J.D., WHO’S WHO IN CHRISTIAN HISTORY, Tyndale House Publishers,Inc,
Wheaton, Illinois 1992.
GIPP’S UNDERSTANDABLE HISTORY OF THE BIBLE, DayStar Publishing,
P.O.Box 464, Miamitown, Ohio 45041, 1987.
Stephen, CHRISTIAN ZIONISM: ROAD MAP TO ARMAGEDDON?, InterVarsity
Press, 38 De Montfort Street, Leicester, England, 2004
 For a background study on the development of Communism and
Zionism, beginning with Moses Hess, see The
Dove 2002, pages 5-9.
 For an in depth study of Hort and Westcott, see Samuel C.
GIPP’S UNDERSTANDABLE HISTORY OF THE BIBLE, DayStar Publishing, 1987.
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