DO YOU KNOW WHY YOU BELIEVE WHAT YOU BELIEVE?
two hurricanes, Rita and Katrina, had devastated Louisiana, Mississippi and part
of Alabama, there were hundreds of thousands of cars and trucks that had been
damaged by the flood and totaled out by the insurance companies. But that was
not the end of these vehicles. Salvage buyers took the vehicles, cleaned them up
and started to ship them to other states, selling them as used cars and not
telling the buyers that these were flood damaged vehicles. The people handling
these vehicles not only cleaned up the cars and trucks, but through fraud and
deception, had also been able to get new titles for them, making it very hard
for a prospective buyer in another state to know where the vehicle came from.
The only way to tell is to check under seats and covered compartments where
there would by signs of flood damage.
Now I want to ask
you a question, if you are in the process of purchasing a used car or truck,
isn’t it important to know where the vehicle came from and its history? We all
know the answer: VERY IMPORTANT!
Now, my next
question to you is this, “Why is it important?” The answer is that if you buy a
flood damaged vehicle, it is going to break down and cost a lot of money to
repair. And the last thing you want and need are expensive repair bills.
Let us now talk
about your Christian life. Many of you use a Scofield Bible, and whatever is
taught in the margins of this Bible has become part of your belief system.
Others of you have become dispensationalists without knowing why. That happened
As Christians we
feel pity for the Mormons, the Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Muslims for following
the teaching of men, who when they lived on this earth were dishonest, liars,
thieves, etc. and we try through documentation to show these people that the
leaders who developed their religions were evil men and deceivers. And all of us
know how well people in false religions respond to us. They get angry and more
or less tell us, “Don’t confuse us with facts.”
are in the same predicament. We live on traditions and we never question where a
particular doctrine I believe in came from, who developed it and what kind of
person were they? So even if I am born again, I might believe many things that
are not true.
will cause problems on this earth: sickness, loss of spiritual power, no
anointing, no fruit, and when you die and stand before Jesus at His judgment
seat, you will suffer great eternal losses of rewards, all because you did not
check out the people who designed your belief system. What a shame.
My motivation for
writing these newsletters is to expose fraud and bring people back to simple
Bible truth, which is available to all of us if we read our King James Bibles
with an uncluttered mind. Let’s now continue our quest for truth.
DARBY’S MAN IN AMERICA
leaders living in the 1850’s knew that the United States would be a power house
of finance, manufacturing, education and military power in the future. They were
also aware that the Christian church growth would eventually shift from England
to the United States. Thus, they wanted to get in on the ground floor and have
their people and doctrine in place in order to take control of the budding
Christian church growth in the U.S. and make sure that from the very beginning
they would have their doctrine anchored in dispensationalism with a strong
support for the Zionist movement.
The leaders in
Judaism are not just moving in the flesh, they are also guided by their father,
“I know that ye are
Abraham's seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.
I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have
seen with your father. They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father.
Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of
Abraham. But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which
I have heard of God: this did not Abraham. Ye do the deeds of your father.
Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even
God. Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I
proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.
Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. Ye
are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was
a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no
truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a
liar, and the father of it.” John 8:37-44
no doubt in my mind that the Devil knew that the United States in the future
would become the world’s most powerful nation and that it would dominate the
world in all areas of human life. In order for the Devil to control the
Christian faith, he needed to find a man of low character, greedy for money,
power and fame, and willing to lie and cheat when it is needed. He did find his
men for false religions in Joseph Smith, Charles Taze Russell and a number of
others, but the man to infiltrate the genuine Christian faith must be of a
better quality, yet willing to compromise with the forces of evil. The Devil and
the Jewish leadership found their man, Cyrus Ingerson Scofield.
THE LIFE OF SCOFIELD
I am not going to
spend a great amount of time on the details of the life of Cyrus Scofield, since
there is an excellent biography which details the man’s life and his
achievements. We carry this book on our bookstore and I believe that every
Christian in the
should read this book in order to understand the doctrine of the Baptist and
Pentecostal churches. The book is written by Joseph M. Canfield and entitled,
Incredible Scofield and His Book. I also believe that we are currently the
only ministry to have a written
of Mr. Canfield (left), furnished to us by Mr. Canfield. He and I have had a
number of telephone conversations and I have been honored with the privilege to
speak with a Christian who fought the good fight in the 20th century
and had access to events, people and places long before my time in the United
SCOFIELD’S EARLY YEARS
He was born in Michigan on August 19, 1843. His mother never recovered from
this childbirth and died in November of the same year. Cyrus (right) had four
sisters who were 17, 15, 8 and 3 years of age at his birth. Some time later his
father remarried. His parents were members in the Congregational Church. It is
interesting to note, that the Anti-Masonic Movement was strong in this area
during the early years of Cyrus and that he must have learned about this as a
As his sisters
married, they moved to different places. His sister Emeline settled in St.
Louis, Missouri. Laura moved with her husband to the state of Tennessee. After
the death of his stepmother, his father remarried a second time and Cyrus ended
up living with his sister Laura and her husband. He had plans to enter college,
but when the Civil War broke out in 1861, Cyrus decided to join the Confederate
Army even though he was only between 17 and 18 years of age. It is noteworthy to
observe that Cyrus was born and raised in the North, and had only lived a short
time in the South, and yet without hesitation, he joined the South in its
rebellion against the Union. He became a soldier of the 7th Regiment
of Tennessee Infantry.
In July 1862,
Cyrus sent a letter to the Confederate Secretary of War and requested to be
given a discharge, stating the fact that he was born in Michigan, his father
still lived there and that he had joined the army as a minor, while staying
temporarily with his sister. He also stated that his health had deteriorated as
his regiment had been in several battles. It was not until September 26, 1862,
that after a series of bloody battles, Cyrus was discharged and given some money
to make it back to Tennessee and his sister. However, all records are lost and
Cyrus never publicly told where he spent the next four years before he showed up
in St. Louis on September 21, 1866.
ST. LOUIS 1865
interesting to note that the city of St. Louis was held by Union forces
throughout the Civil War and served as a troop base for the Union. At the end of
the Civil War, the city was the center for fur trade, an industry which was
dominated by French traders, particularly by the Choteau family. France was
ruled at this time by Napoleon III who had brought France back into high society
living. France was also the center of the Rothschild banking dynasty and the
base of the Illuminati lodges. Paris had taken the lead role in women’s fashion,
and through the French connections, St. Louis had become the “fashion city” of
the United States. Thus, the city was a bustling hub of fashion, politics,
crime, prostitution, gambling and fast money. This was the city in which Cyrus
began his civilian life after the war.
brother-in-law, Sylvester Papin, was president of the St. Louis Board of
Assessors. Papin secured a position for Cyrus in his own office, where he could
personally train him for the profession as a lawyer. Working in the assessor’s
office, Cyrus became familiar with grants, titles, deeds and conveyances.
socialized with the French families in the city, attending dinners, dances etc.
He met a young French woman by the name of Leontine Cerre. She was born in 1847
and was 18 years old when she met Cyrus. Her ancestors came from the Canadian
city of Montreal. After a short time they were engaged and they married on
September 21, 1866. Since Leontine was a Roman Catholic and Cyrus was not, the
wedding ceremony took place before a Justice of the Peace.
In 1867 their
first daughter, Abigail, was born and in 1869, a second daughter was born to
them named Marie Helen. The same year, the Scofield family moved to Atchison,
THE KANSAS YEARS
As I have studied
the life of Cyrus Scofield, there is one thing that stands out, the guidance
given to this man as he stumbled through life after the devastation of the Civil
War. There is a satanic guidance and a human guidance.
guidance can be seen in the fact that the household Cyrus set up was that of a
rich man. Records from the U.S. census in 1870 show that Cyrus, Leontine and
their two daughters did not live alone in their house. Living with them was
Henry Cerre, Leontine’s 19 year old brother, an Irish maid by the name of
Catharine McGuire, age 36, and Mary Brice, a ten year old black girl, listed as
newsletters, I laid out how the American economy at this time was being
contracted (reduced) by the banks and that these years were very hard on the
American people, yet Cyrus was able to feed a brother-in-law, and maintain two
female servants, a wife who was a homemaker and he himself as an attorney in
training. The question that remains unanswered is from what source did Cyrus get
his money? Was it from the French connection, who was supporting Cyrus in
anticipation of services further in the future?
a battleground before and after the Civil War over property rights. Original
land grants were challenged by squatters, who simply settled on unoccupied land
and built homes and farms. One of the cases referred to Regis Loisel, who had a
Spanish land grant of some 38,000 acres. In 1858, Congress confirmed this land
grant. Cyrus became
in this case, since his wife held certain rights to this property, and he
selected John J. Ingalls (right), a Jewish New Englander attorney who had
settled in Kansas to work with him on the case. Ingalls had become a State
Senator in 1861. According to Mr. Canfield, it was Ingalls who sponsored Cyrus
for admission to the Kansas Bar as an attorney, and later he became a law
partner in the Ingalls’ law firm. In 1871, Cyrus was elected as a representative
to the Kansas Legislature for a term of one year. Scofield was assigned to the
Committee on the Judiciary and became the chairman.
During this time
of wheeling and dealing in politics, Cyrus also ran a law office, which was also
a “land office.”
In June 1872,
Leontine gave birth to a son, Guy Sylvester, but he died two years later in
The political climate in Kansas during the 1872 election was heated and all
parties were using “dirty tricks” to take control. At this time, U.S. Senators
were elected by the legislators, not by public voting. Samuel C. Pomeroy (right)
was up for re-election, after having served for twelve years. The leadership in
the Republican Party did not want Pomeroy re-elected. Scofield was in the middle
of this fight, and Pomeroy used his power to block Scofield from being nominated
from the 4th district he represented. Scofield decided to run from a
different county, Nemaha County, using Seneca as his base. The fact that he was
not a resident of Nemaha County did not bother Scofield, and when the election
took place in 1872, he was elected as a Liberal Republican.
legislature convened in January 1873, a terrific fight broke out since Pomeroy
had many personal enemies. Scofield played a major role in the fight opposing
Pomeroy. Scofield was instrumental in nominating his old lawyer friend Ingalls,
who was then elected as Senator from the State of Kansas.
None of the
politicians in the State Legislature were morally clean; bribes and trading of
favors were rampant, and Cyrus Scofield was a master of it all.
PAY BACK FROM INGALLS
Politicians reward their friends and harm their enemies. John J. Ingalls served
three terms in the United States Senate. Shortly after he had taken his seat in
the Senate, Ingalls submitted a recommendation to President Grant recommending
that Cyrus Scofield be appointed to the office of United States District
Attorney for the district of Kansas. President Grant approved the request and
appointed Scofield as the federal Attorney General for the State of Kansas.
resigned his position as a state representative, Cyrus took the oath of office
on June 8, 1873. Cyrus lied without hesitation when he took the oath stating he
had never born arms against the United States and that he had never aided in any
way parties hostile to the United States. This was a blatant lie, since Cyrus
had served as a soldier in the Confederate Army, and fought in combat against
the United States.
It is now
becoming clear that the young 29 year old Cyrus was being pushed into higher
positions by “handlers,” who had their own plans for the savvy lawyer turned
politician. Thus, Scofield was not worried about perjury; he had friends in high
lasted as a federal Attorney General for six months. A case was pending for
trial for ex-Senator Pomeroy, who continued his bribing by giving money to
Scofield in return for him to drop the case. But there was more smoke; newspaper
reports of railroad companies and settlers in Southern Kansas had been
blackmailed by these two “buddies,” in order to be able to continue business and
keep land. Suddenly on December 20, 1873, Scofield resigned from his federal
strange took place, Scofield disappeared for the next three years and there are
no official records available of what he did or where he lived. According to
information from newspapers from that time, he was sent to Canada by his
political handlers in Kansas, until things had cooled down enough so that he
could come back to the United States.
abandoned his family from that time on and left them destitute.
WHEELING AND DEALING
legal records tell us that Scofield moved back to St. Louis. Cyrus was now
borrowing money, by issuing notes, backed by his sister Emeline E. Papin and a
C.F. Betts. Cyrus had issued a $200 note (approximately $10,000 in today’s
value) for 60 days, and when the note holder, Jephtha H. Simpson, tried to cash
the note plus a 10% agreed interest, the bank refused to accept the note.
Scofield’s office was closed and there was no residence address for Cyrus. When
the case went to court, it was determined that Cyrus was using his sister’s name
and forging her signatures. Consequently, Cyrus was sued in court on a number of
occasions for using fraudulent notes to raise money for himself.
dispensationalists have tried to clean up the life of Cyrus during the years of
1877 and 1878, claiming that he was a successful lawyer when he “got saved” in
1878. The truth is that Cyrus had abandoned his wife and two daughters and made
a living through fraud and bogus notes. Mormon spin doctors have sanitized the
life of Joseph Smith, and in much the same way, leaders in fundamental Christian
circles are guilty of doing the same thing for Cyrus Scofield. Court and
newspaper records, including arrest records, show that Cyrus lived outside the
law, using his skills as a former attorney to defraud people.
But Cyrus still
had “handlers” who came to his aid. On November 6, 1879, a criminal case against
Scofield was dismissed in an Appeals Court which could have sent Cyrus to prison
had the case not been tossed out.
observations of people who lived at this time and knew Scofield, he was
classified as an alcoholic.
It was in 1879
that Cyrus Scofield “got religion.”
CYRUS SCOFIELD GETS SAVED IN A JAIL
He was now
36 years old and had fought as a soldier for the South during the Civil War,
trained as a lawyer, served as an elected politician, had been a United States
Attorney General for six months, was married with three children and for the
last years lived as a white collar criminal. Now he claimed to have accepted
Jesus Christ as his Saviour.
To understand the moral
character of Cyrus, I quote a newspaper article published on August 27, 1881 in
The Daily Capital, a Topeka, Kansas newspaper:
“CYRUS I. SCOFIELD IN
THE ROLE OF A CONGREGATIONAL MINISTER”
“Cyrus I. Scofield,
formerly of Kansas, late lawyer, politician and shyster generally, has come to
the surface again, and promises once more to gather round himself that halo
of notoriety that has made him so prominent in the past. The last personal
knowledge that Kansans have had of this peer among scalawags, was when about
four years ago, after a series of forgeries and confidence games he left the
state and a destitute family and took refuge in Canada. For a time he kept
undercover, nothing being heard of him until within the past two years when he
turned up in St. Louis, where he had a wealthy widowed sister living who has
generally come to the front and squared up Cyrus’ little follies and foibles
by paying good round sums of money. Within the past year, however, Cyrus
committed a series of St. Louis forgeries that could not be settled so easily,
and the erratic young gentleman was compelled to linger in the St. Louis jail
for a period of six months.
“Among the many
malicious acts that characterized his career, was one peculiarly atrocious
that has come under our personal notice. Shortly after he left Kansas, leaving
his wife and two children dependent upon the bounty of his wife’s mother, he
wrote his wife that he could invest some $1,300 of her mother’s money, all she
had, in a manner that would return big interest. After some correspondence he
forwarded them a mortgage, signed and executed by one Chas. Best, purporting
to convey valuable property in St. Louis. Upon this, the money was sent to
him. Afterwards the mortgages were found to be base forgeries, no such person
as Charles Best being in existence, and the property conveyed in the mortgage
fictitious.” (End of quote)
While Cyrus was a jailbird, there was a group of Christian women who had a jail
ministry. Cyrus was witnessed to and made a profession of faith in Christ. He
then began to study the writings of John Darby (right), the founder of the
Plymouth Brethren and embraced Darby’s theology about the rapture and the need
for Jews to resettle the land of Israel.
A NEW PROFESSION
entered Christian ministry upon his release from the jail and this was going to
be his profession until his death. There is no doubt in my mind that Ingalls,
the Jewish lawyer/senator, had informed his Jewish peers that Scofield would be
the perfect candidate to develop and penetrate fundamental Christian churches
and denominations. All it would take was the right “handlers” and cash.
Leontine and her
two daughters did not fit into the new life of Cyrus Scofield, since she was a
Roman Catholic, and the two girls had been brought up in the Catholic faith.
During this time, divorce was viewed as a gross sin, and not caring for one’s
family was considered extremely bad. Thus, the “spin doctors” handling Cyrus put
a “blanket” over his wife and the official line was that Cyrus was a bachelor.
From time to time, Cyrus would send small amounts of money to his wife and
daughters, but it was sporadic, and Leontine worked in a store to make a living.
When Leontine eventually filed for divorce and the truth came out, it was
down-played by Scofield’s handlers in their press (propaganda) releases.
Only one major
biography of the life of Cyrus Scofield was written in 1920 by Charles G.
Trumbull and entitled, “The Life Story of C.I. Scofield.” This biography is the
official “white wash” to clean up Scofield for future generations, who would not
have access to historical facts, but believe this spin doctor.
conversion of Scofield was not good enough, and a better version was concocted
in Trumbull’s book. In this version, Scofield was in his law office in St. Louis
when Tom McPheeters entered, and during the business discussion, Tom asked Cyrus
why he was not a Christian. After a pointed discussion, Cyrus agreed to accept
Christ and the two men knelt in the office and prayed.
The fact that
Scofield did not even have a law office at the time when this momentous event is
supposed to have taken place did not slow down Trumbull, and thus the lie has
been repeated long enough and often enough, that fundamental Christians believe
that this is truth.
In his book,
Incredible Scofield and His Book, Joseph Canfield makes this statement
on page 64:
“The very sudden
quashing of the criminal charges without proper adjudication suggests that
Scofield’s career was in the hands of someone who had clout never available to
either Ingalls, Pomeroy, or anyone of the Choteau Clan. But, the career was to
be of such a nature that Leontine, the Catholic wife, had to go.”
important to note that Christians living after 1980 have become used to scandals
in the Christian churches and their tolerance for sin has increased to the
point, that as long as a person has been to a “rehab,” it does not matter what
they did before. The immoral behavior of ministers like Rex Humbard, Morris
Cerullu and Oral Roberts for financial misconduct, Jim Bakker and Jimmy Swaggart
for sexual immorality, Ted Haggard, Roberts Liardon and Paul Crouch for
homosexual misconduct, and the fleecing of the flock by Benny Hinn have made
Christians so cynical that they do not care any longer. Thus the criminal
background of charlatans like the prophet Mohammad, Joseph Smith and Cyrus
Scofield do not face people living today, it happened too long ago and with the
attitude, “Who knows what the truth is anyway?” That the writings of
these men are used to lead millions of people astray and eventually to hell is
not understood by the masses. Public schools and watered down preaching have
dumbed down the masses of people so that they have no discernment.
SCOFIELD IS PRESSED INTO CHRISTIAN
It was the
Presbyterian pastor, James H. Brookes, of the Walnut Street Presbyterian Church
in St. Louis, who became the “theological handler” of Scofield. Brookes was born
in 1830 and died in 1897. When he began the training of Scofield, he was 49
years old. Brookes had met Darby in person as Darby traveled in the United
States until 1877 and he became a solid believer in the doctrine developed by
the Jewish Jesuit priest Lacunza, and further developed by Darby. Brookes was
also a key leader in the Niagara Bible Conferences.
Canfield’s book on Scofield, I had read about the Niagara Bible Conferences, but
I had no historical knowledge of these conferences at all. When I began to
research this subject, I became painfully aware of how shallow my education was
at the seminary when I studied for some three years for a Master of Divinity
degree. I now realize that as a student from 1969-73, I was taught what the
Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) wanted me to know, but they omitted vast areas
of history that were not benevolent to the SBC for its pastors to know. To my
utter dismay, I realize that there are vast gaps in my knowledge of history and
the more I dig, the more I find out that I do not know. Before I continue with
the history of Scofield, we must now take a look at the Niagara Bible
Conferences, since they played a major role in the development of the Lacunza
THE NIAGARA BIBLE CONFERENCES
time these conferences were held, radio, television, audio recordings and videos
did not exist. News and educational writings (including theology, doctrine) etc.
were spread through newspapers, books, pamphlets and speakers. Hence, a
conference was a very valuable asset to any person or group who wanted to
promote products or new ideas. Leaders from around the nation and from other
countries would come and discuss and exchange ideas, and then return to where
they came from and pass on what they had just learned. It is also extremely
important for the 21st century person to know that most people in the
United States after the Civil War had good reading skills and that the common
people would read and then discuss what they had read. This might seem strange
to the generation living today, where people in general have been raised on
television and do not have the vocabulary or the skill to read, think and
understand what is presented to them. I am aware that my newsletters are read by
only a few people who have the skill to read and understand.
Back to the
conferences; the location was at Niagara-on-the-Lake Ontario, which was located
some 14 miles below Niagara Falls. There was a hotel called, “Queen’s Royal
Hotel” in addition to boarding houses in the village. Brookes describes the
place as very beautiful with the conference building facing Lake Ontario and the
river Niagara, surrounded by green trees and secluded from the noise of the
As I have
described in prior newsletters, prophecy teaching had become very popular on the
Eastern Seaboard of the United States and the flames had been fanned by William
Miller (founder of the SDA churches), and later when he had predicted the coming
of Christ and nothing happened, the torch was taken over by Ellen G. White. In
this “soup,” it is necessary to also mention Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormon
Church, and after the Civil War, Charles Taze Russell, founder of the Jehovah’s
Witnesses. Adding strong spices to this soup was John Darby, who traveled in the
United States and converted pastors to the Lacunza doctrine. Brookes had become
a total disciple of Darby, and worked hard to spread the Lacunza doctrine.
Cooking the soup were Jewish rabbis, Jewish Zionists and Jewish bankers and
business men. They were working hard to lay the groundwork for a Jewish state in
Palestine and knew that unless they could capture the Christians to support a
Jewish state, it would be very difficult for them to continue.
||Ellen G. White
||Charles Taze Russell
In 1875, several prominent Christian leaders met to pray and discuss prophecy
outside Chicago. Among them were Phillip P. Bliss (hymn writer, who died in
1876, right), N.W. West, James H. Brookes and Flemming H. Revell. Revell was a
ship builder who had emigrated from England in 1849, whose daughter Emma had
married D. L. Moody in 1862, and whose son Flemming Revell, Jr. became the owner
of the biggest publishing house in the U.S.
We can see now
that the men dedicated to spreading dispensationalism into the mainstream of
Christianity were just like a parasite fungus, clinging to the most vibrant men
of God at that time and infecting them with the Lacunza doctrine.
Brookes expanded the meeting the following year, and in 1876, there were among
others present, Pastor Adoniram Judson Gordon (right), a Baptist minister from
Boston, H. M. Parsons and Pastor William J. Erdman (Presbyterian). This meeting
was held at Swampscott, Massachusetts and called, “Believers Meeting.”
In 1877, the
annual meeting was held at Watkins Cover, New York. From here it was held for
three years at Clifton Springs, New York. Then the conference was moved to Old
Orchard, Maine, and then to Mackinac Island in northern Michigan. The following
year it was moved to Niagara-on-the-Lake, and renamed Niagara Bible Conference.
The Niagara conferences were to last from 1883 to 1897.
attracted some of the most well known Christian leaders of the time. It was
there that the Fundamental movement was born and solidified, which has shaped
the Christian landscape in the United States and laid the foundation for
Premillennialism, which is the foundation for Christian Zionists.
It is important to point out that most of the men who came to speak at these
conferences were genuine born again Christians with a zeal for the Lord. The
sermons delivered dealt with the doctrine of Christ, the Holy Spirit, the Bible,
missions and prophecy. The founder of China Inland Mission, J. Hudson Taylor
(right), came and spoke and fellowshipped as did others. But it was Brookes and
Scofield who inserted the poison into the Christian doctrine, which today is
deeply rooted, not only in Fundamentalist circles, but in Pentecostal and
taking part in these conferences built powerful ministries in the United States,
augmenting them with Bible Schools and books and pamphlets. Just to mention a
few: A.D. Gordon founded the Boston Missionary Training School, which later
evolved into Gordon College and Divinity School. He helped compile two hymnals
and wrote Gospel songs, the most well known being, “My Jesus I Love Thee.”
D. L. Moody (right) was a world known evangelist, who came under the doctrinal
control of Scofield, something which we are going to look into later. Moody
organized the Northfield Conferences in Massachusetts. Prior to the Civil War,
he founded the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA); he started the Moody
Bible Institute in Chicago, Bible Institute of Los Angeles (BIOLA) and was
responsible for getting the large Revell Publishing house going.
Scores of other
pastors started Bible schools, colleges, seminaries, etc., and all these
students and readers of the material became strong believers in the Lacunza
doctrine and staunch Christian Zionists. In less than 65 years, the money which
Jewish bankers had put into the Christian churches bore fruit and the State of
Israel came into being in 1948.
As of 2007, there
are no major Christian publishing houses left in the United States, they have
all been bought up by Jewish power brokers, and the same publishing houses that
spew out pornography and other filthy trash books are also printing and
distributing Christian books, hymnals and sheet music.
No Christian writer is able to be published by a major Christian
publishing house unless they are a certified Christian Zionist. Anyone voicing
opposition to the State of Israel is labeled “anti-Semitic” and financially
ruined, since no one will buy from a person with that label. The Jewish
leadership is now openly in control, while in the 1880’s they had to work in the
Jewish bankers and investors have no problems investing huge sums of money into
Christian ministries as long as they toe the line and are useful to the
Zionistic Movement. This also applies to politics: every major political
candidate for the presidency of the United States is making a “pilgrimage” to
Hollywood to look for a donation from the Jewish Hollywood moguls. In order to
qualify for a donation from the rich and famous, they have to make a confession
that they support the State of Israel, regardless of what is happening. To be
politically correct, the politician must take an oath that irregardless what
Israel does, it is always right.
majority of the pastors in 2007, who believe in pre-tribulation rapture and
teach dispensationalism are good men, born again and strong in evangelism,
except to the Jewish people. They are sincere but blinded to the error they are
teaching. One such pastor is Joseph R. Chambers, a good friend of mine. Over the
years we have talked quite often over the phone and we exchange material. Pastor
Chambers (left) is a former Assembly of God
minister, who left that denomination because he felt they had become too liberal
in tolerating sin. Chambers preaches holiness and is very zealous for Jesus. He
is the pastor of Paw Creek Ministries in Charlotte, North Carolina. Many years
ago he bit into the Scofield teaching and I believe that he is the same as me,
he never checked out who Scofield was and how dispensationalism came into being.
Will Chambers change and see the truth? Most likely not; he is set in his ways
and will die a dispensationalist. Does that make him a bad man? Absolutely not,
but he will be corrected at the judgment seat of Christ and there will be loss
of rewards for him, since he is responsible for sending Jews to hell by
withholding the Gospel from them and for believing in a two-tier covenant. I
believe that Pastor Chambers will shed many tears when he stands at the Great
White Throne Judgment and hears the Jews wail as they are sentenced to the Lake
THE WHITEWASHING OF SCOFIELD
to Trumbull’s biography, prior to 1879, Cyrus Scofield had no knowledge of the
Bible, and when it came to Christian history, archeology, etc., he was totally
uneducated. He had lived as a soldier, a politician, a crooked lawyer and a
drunk. To think that this man would be known as a “Bible Scholar” and produce a
study Bible, which would guide most Christians in the United States for the next
125 years would have been unthinkable. But it did happen. We make fun of the
Mormons who follow a horse thief, liar, and bigamist; and we make fun of the
Moslems who become suicide bombers and follow a thief, liar, and murderer. But
why don’t we make fun of ourselves for following a shyster, liar, and bigamist?
After all, he gave himself the title “doctor of divinity,” proclaimed himself to
be a Greek scholar and portrayed himself as someone who was qualified to rightly
divide the Word of God.
Scofield’s handler and was able to bamboozle the top Christian leaders in 1883
and make them believe that Cyrus Scofield was a “gift from God.” Here is how it
L. Moody conducted an evangelistic campaign in St. Louis in 1879-80 and Cyrus
was a volunteer worker in the meetings. The campaign ended in April of that
year. The question arises, how was Cyrus able to make a living during these
months? Trumbull in his biography tries to show that Cyrus still had a law
practice but there is no evidence of it.
spent time tutoring Cyrus in the doctrine of dispensationalism and he learned it
well. But instead of joining the church where Brookes was the pastor, Cyrus
became a member of the Pilgrim Congregational Church of St. Louis in July 1880.
The pastor of this church, Dr. C.C. Goodell, was a personal friend of Pastor
Brookes and held the same views when it came to prophecy. The Scofield family
had for about 100 years had been members of this very liberal denomination, and
Cyrus went back to his family roots.
One month later
Cyrus became the acting secretary for the Y.M.C.A. of St. Louis, a strong
fundamental Christian organization that was founded to reach men for Christ.
Cyrus was now
building up his credentials in Christian work, and became involved in an
outreach work for railroad crews, who exchanged trains in the city, and had
lay-over time which was used by the men to drink, gamble and visit prostitutes.
According to historical records, Cyrus did not win many men for Christ during
After having been
“saved” less than two years, the St. Louis Association of the Congregational
Church issued a “License to Preach” to Cyrus. He immediately organized and
pastored the Hyde Park Congregational Church of St. Louis. After having served
less than two years, the denominational leadership recommended him as pastor for
a Congregational church in Dallas, Texas.
Up until this
time, Cyrus had no former theological training, just what he learned while he
was on the job as a pastor. He was known for being a smooth talker as an
attorney and thus he was able to present sermons to people who were members of
the church, but were not born again.
In order to
package and sell Cyrus to fundamental Christians, stories were released to the
press that prior to his conversion to Christ he had been a hopeless drunk, but
Christ had set him free and now he was sober and on fire for the Lord. These
press releases served two purposes; any criminal wrongdoing prior to his
conversion would be blamed on his drinking and by having gone straight, people
would have great sympathy for this former drunk.
THE NEGLECTED WIFE AND CHILDREN
was forced to resign as a District Attorney in 1874, he stopped supporting his
family. For the next seven years, Leontine had to work to support herself and
the two daughters. She also received some support from her mother. In July 1881,
she drew up divorce papers which were filed on July 23, 1881. Cyrus hired an
attorney to fight the charges of abandonment and gross neglect, but the court
sided with Leontine, a divorce was granted and she was given full custody. Cyrus
got visiting rights but was ordered to make alimony payments.
But the divorce
never became final and Leontine withdrew her request for divorce. There are no
records of why she withdrew her request. The court granted the request and Cyrus
and Leontine continued to be married on paper.
proceedings at that time were totally different from the way current proceedings
take place. In order to get a divorce, evidence had to be presented to the Court
that there had been adultery, abandonment or severe spousal abuse. As a result,
a divorce was not that easy to obtain, unlike today when divorce is granted
because someone cites a weak excuse like “irreconcilable differences.”
In 1882, Cyrus
moved to Dallas to become a pastor in a church, and Leontine was able to obtain
the post as librarian for the city of Atchison and quit her job as a store clerk
for the Gignac store. On October 1, 1883, she filed a second petition for a
divorce and the court granted it on October 8, 1883. In the court decree, it was
stated that Cyrus was not a fit person to have custody of the children and
forbade him to interfere with their upbringing.
It is important
to point out that the Christian community at this time did not have knowledge
that Cyrus had a wife and two children and his divorce was kept a secret. Had it
been common knowledge in the Christian Fundamental movement of these matters,
Cyrus would have had great difficulty to continue as a minister of the Gospel.
We continue to see the deception on the part of Cyrus and the spin control of
If Cyrus had been
a true born again believer in Christ and a soul winner, he would have wanted to
lead his wife and children to Christ. But historical records show that Cyrus was
happy to be rid of his first family.
Leontine lived to
be 88 years old and died on November 6, 1936. The oldest daughter Abigail died
at the age of 87 on December 10, 1957. Her younger sister Helen passed away on
February 27, 1958. These three women died as Roman Catholics, and in “good
standing” with the church. Most likely they ended up in hell. Why didn’t Cyrus
evangelize his own family? This question will be answered at the Great White
leadership in the Fundamental movement wanted to find out the truth, they had
ample time, since the marriage between Cyrus and Leontine came to light early in
the last century. But very little effort was made since the leadership wanted it
to remain a secret.
CYRUS MOVES TO DALLAS, TEXAS
Congregational Church of Dallas, Texas was looking for a pastor and issued a
call for Cyrus, which he accepted. He came to Dallas on August 19, 1882, three
years after his “conversion” to Christianity. All his theological training had
been under Pastor Brookes, including intensive studies of Darby’s written
material. Dallas at that time was more of a “cow town” and was considered a
farming and ranching culture, with a population of 10,000. The church had been
formed in 1877 with a membership of 17 persons. In the beginning, the church was
not well received in Dallas since the denomination came from the North and
people in Texas were still hurting after the Civil War. Cyrus, being a polished
politician, used his credentials as a soldier in the Confederate Army to have
people accept him, even though he was pastoring a Yankee church.
Cyrus copied a
technique used by D. L. Moody and had invitations after each sermon he preached.
On October 22, 1882, Cyrus’ official position in the church was settled in a
business meeting, and he was hired retroactively for a one year term dated to
August 11th of that year. Nine new members were received at this
business meeting as the congregation had grown from 17 to 26 members in a short
time. In June 1883, the church voted to set his salary to $1,500 per year. In
today’s currency value it would amount to a salary of $40k to $50K. This was a
lot of money at this time in history. Scofield now transferred his membership
from the church in St. Louis to the church in Dallas.
important for the handlers of Scofield as they were building his public
relations file. In Evangelical circles in the United States, a person is
normally first licensed to the Gospel ministry, and after having served for a
number of years and establishing himself as a moral Christian and well educated
in the Bible, an ordination council is called consisting of ordained ministers
from other churches (most of the time from within the denomination).
convenes and the candidate is asked many questions covering subjects from
theological understandings to morality. A candidate who had been divorced would
in 1883 never passed for ordination. There were two persons present at the
ordination examination who knew about Cyrus’ family, Cyrus himself and Pastor
C.C. Goodell from St. Louis. Neither of these two men divulged this knowledge of
divorce to the council which ordained Cyrus on October 18, 1883.
In September of
1883, a family with two daughters moved to Dallas from the state of Michigan.
The family joined the church which Cyrus was pastoring, however, it did not take
long before Cyrus started dating one of the daughters named Hettie. The fact
that he was still a married man did not bother Cyrus and they were married after
a six month courtship on March 11, 1884.
Cyrus brought a dual message to his church, he wanted to increase the membership
(more money in the till) and at the same time preach the doom message that the
Christian church was failing, the end of times were upon them and Jesus was
coming back any moment. As he pushed this message he was also building for long
term work on the earth. Despite the confusion, the church kept growing. In 1866,
Cyrus brought D.L. Moody and his singer Ira D. Sankey (right) to Dallas. On
March 5-7th, meetings were held in as public arena holding some 4,000
On May 1,
1886 the First Congregational Church in Dallas had reached a membership that
could sustain the church and all support from the American Home Mission Board
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Joseph M. Canfield is the author of the book,
Incredible Scofield and His Book.