(10-20-2015, 10:11 PM)Lisa Wrote:
(10-20-2015, 09:00 PM)largemarge Wrote: Do any of the Christians on this forum think this is interesting, or alarming?
From what I know the Scofield bible was responsible for the pre trib rapture and they worked hard to get pastors and Christians to use this Bibe in its time. I don't think Christians now a days even know about this Bible-could be wrong. I don't use it.
There are different ways to interpret the Bible & this version attempts to shift things in a certain direction for political gain.
As for the other-of you curse Israel you will be cursed and if you bless Israel you will be blessed.
The following I wrote about 5 or 6 years ago.....
In the early stages of the reformation in the 16th century, many leaders of the reformation began to question whether the Roman Catholic Church could be the “whore of Babylon” in Revelation chapter 17. Up until this time the most common view of New Testament bible prophecy was a historic view, a view that some prophetic events of the New Testemant were fulfilled in the first century and the rest were being fulfilled throughout the Christian Era.
The leaders of the Roman Catholic Church were obviously not thrilled about this new development. If the Catholic Church were exposed as a spiritual whore, the priests would loose the stranglehold they had over the common man. So, in 1591 the Jesuit Priest Ribera presented a new view of prophecy that became know as the “futurist view.” This new teaching included a future rebuilding of the temple in Jerusalem, the coming of a single end-time Anti-Christ figurehead and the rebuilding of the literal city of Babylon, which are all foundations of the common End-times myth of today. This teaching deflected the accusation of the Catholic Church being the whore of Babylon, by setting up the smokescreen of a rebuilt, literal city of Babylon.
In the 1700’s the Jesuit priesthood was expelled from the country of Spain for the great acts of brutality they committed. One of these Spanish Jesuit Priests named De Lacunza, fleed to Imola, Italy where he took the alias of a Jewish Rabbi: Juan Jushafat Ben-Ezra. Under this alias he wrote a book titled “The coming of Messiah in Glory and Majesty”. This book became the first recorded work to document the idea of a pre-tribulation rapture of the Church.
A radical cult leader in England named Edward Irving translated De Lacunza’s work in English. Irving was widely recognized as a heretic and the teaching did not catch on in England. However an Evangelist in Irving’s cult named Robert Norton, heard a young girl named Margaret Macdonald share a vision she had of the church being secretly raptured. This young girl was known to be involved in the Occult and even had a documented “levitation”. John Norton began preaching De Lacunza’s work and sharing the vision of Margaret Macdonald.
John Darby, the founder of the Plymouth Brethen, attended some of these Evangelistic meetings and became quite enamored with the teachings. Darby began studying the prophecies of Daniel in light of this new teaching and expounded on it and created the 2000-year gap theory between the 69th and 70th week of Daniel’s prophecies. Darby extended Daniel’s 70th week to the end times and incorporated the tribulation and rapture theories into it.
Darby did not have too many followers in England but in a trip to America he meet C.I. Scofield and shared his new teaching with him. Scofield incorporated Darby’s teaching into his reference Bible. Scofield’s reference Bible became the most popular English Bible of the early 19th century and was the key instrument in spreading the tribulation/rapture teaching across the world. Many American ministers of the 19th century credited Darby and Scofield with the original revelation never knowing the truth of the Ribera, De-Lecunza, and
For 1600 years there was no record of history showing the acceptance of the 7-year tribulation and rapture of the Church teachings. It is an almost unbelievable element of Satan’s great conspiracy that the greatest Myth in the Church today is based on the false teachings of a Jesuit priest defending the un-biblical acts of the Catholic Church, an outlawed Jesuit priest writing under the alias of a Jewish Rabbi and a cult leader influenced by the vision of young girl involved in the Occult. Can there be any doubt that this fruit is from a bad tree?
The danger of this myth is that it creates a false sense of hope in God’s people. In our western civilization it reinforces our notion that life should be fair and that we should expect God to keep us from tribulation, persecution and suffering. Throughout history most great civilizations and empires begin to deteriorate after approximately 200 years. The United States has enjoyed a little more than 235 years of freedom and prosperity and most Americans rarely question that it will continue indefinitely.
What will happen to the faith and hope of the multitude of Christians who believe they will be spared from the tribulation by the rapture, when the world literally goes to hell and Satan’s false messiah comes on the scene with great signs and wonders and claims to bring peace to a chaotic world. Even if they recognize the false messiah as being from Satan, when God does not rapture them and they become literal fugitives and outlaws for confessing the name of Jesus, will they be able to stand strong in their faith, or will they be disappointed, confused and even bitter towards God?
I believe that this myth coupled with false teaching about the state of Israel and Zionism is part of the foundation of the great deception that has resulted in the great falling away of the Apostate Church before Christ returns.
Then shall the king say to those on his right hand, Come ye, the blessed of my Father, inherit the reign that hath been prepared for you from the foundation of the world;
And the king answering, shall say to them, Verily I say to you, Inasmuch as ye did to one of these my brethren -- the least -- to me ye did