Thorns in Your Sides Part 3


From the Sermon notes of Pastor Don Elmore

 June 14, 2015

Scripture Reading: Joshua 23:11-13

I never got to study World War II in high school as we always ran out of time.  We had spent so much time on all the explorers at the beginning of the semester, that there was no time left to study the most recent wars.  I think that was a big mistake.

I was born approximately one year after Japan attacked the United States Navy in Pearl Harbor.  Japan and Germany were fighting on the same side.  They had made an agreement that if anyone declared war on the other, they had declared war against them.  This was against God’s law and a huge miscue for Germany.

So, that is how I learned of how we (the United States) got in the war to fight Germany.  But I always had two perplexing questions:

  1. Cincinnati, as well as the United States, had a large German population.  Randa’s father’s family, for example, emigrated from Prussia.  With such a large German population, why would the United States fight against their brothers?
  2. Germany was at the center of the Protestant Reformation.  The Soviet Union was a Jewish Communist country; why would the United States fight on the side of our enemy?  I was a Baptist, at that time, and we had fought many German’s who were Baptist also.

It was after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor that we declared war against Japan and when we did this, we automatically were at war with Germany.  No wonder it was a false flag; the certain powerful elite in America knew that the Japanese were coming and they let them arrive killing many Americas. 

I wrote a paper on Pearl Harbor, when I was at the University, based on the book written by the man who was in charge of the service men at the infamous harbor—he was only a Rear Admiral. He told that when he called the President’s office he could not get a hold of him; he was playing golf.  Within a couple of hours many Americas were dead and we were at war.

I have lived almost 70 years before I learned that World War II was started nine years before I was born: in 1933.  In my last sermon on this subject I quoted Rabbi Maurice L. Perlzweig of the World Jewish Congress telling a Canadian audience that “the World Jewish Congress has been at war with Germany for seven years.”  The speech was given on February 26, 1940; 1940 – 7 equals 1933.

And then I gave an interesting quote made by a Rabbi about one month before I was born:  “The Second World War is being fought for the defense of the fundamentals of Judaism.”   The Jews from all over the world had declared War on Germany in 1933 and the war was being fought for the defense of the fundamentals of Judaism?  What did that mean?  The war was not fought for freedom from Nazi terrorism?

That means that international Jewry formally declared its “unholy war” against Christian Germany long before Hitler began restricting the rights of Germany’s JewsJewry’s war declaration against Germany was issued by Samuel Untermeyer of the World Jewish Federation who said, in the New York Times of August 7, 1933; that it would be means of an “economic boycott that will  undermine the Hitler regime and bring the German people to their senses by destroying their export trade on which their very existence depends.” 

It wasn’t long after I learned that the Jews declared War on Germany, that Germany did the same thing to the Jews.  They advocated a boycott of all Jewish goods.  They were boycotting each other’s goods.

What happened next?  Both parties signed a Transfer Agreement.  But I will leave this alone and tell you in this sermon what happened to the Protestant Churches of Jesus Christ.  What happened to them that they now believe different doctrines and have discarded the true main doctrines that they use to believe?

The Protestant Churches Deceived

Imagine my surprise when I read that New York attorney Samuel Untermeyer, a leader in the Rothschild’s movement, and the man who helped finance the Scofield Bible made a most hateful propaganda speech of unprecedented magnitude against the German people on the New York radio station on August 6, 1933?   Against the Christian people of Germany!  Remember, Germany was the center of the Protestant Reformation.

Samuel Untermeyer helped in financing the Scofield Bible!  What?  A Jewish lawyer helped put together a Christian Reference Bible!  If you don’t know what this is, be thankful that you haven’t read its notes; but it is more likely than not that you do follow its bible notes because most seminaries used this reference Bible.  It has changed the American Churches into being very, very Pro-Israel, i.e.  Pro-Jewish.

I use to belong to several independent Baptist Churches (in the late ‘60s and ‘70s) that said that we (the local church) follow the Scofield Bible.  All church members should get one and read it.  So I bought my first Scofield Bible.  I did not even know who Scofield was.  I read its notes and it kept me in the dark until I learned Christian Identity

What do the Scofield Bible and Samuel Untermeyer have to do with World War I and II?  Without them, the United States would probably have not gotten involved with fighting in either World War.

Cyrus Schofield and the Secret Six

Cyrus Scofield was a young con-artist who lived in Kansas after the Civil War.  It was at this time that Cyrus met up with John J. Ingalls, an aging Jewish lawyer who had been sent to Kansas by the “Secret Six” some thirty years before to work the Abolitionist cause.   Who were the Secret Six! 

It been close to 20 years ago when I first came upon this group in my studies.  It was when I discovered the heresy of the popular church hymn:  “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.”   Most church members, including myself in the past, sing this very popular song and feel very patriotic; without knowing what this song means and why it was written or anything about it author, Julia Howe.  Julia Howe was the wife of one of the “Secret Six.” 

She was a Unitarian and did not believe in the deity of Jesus Christ.  The fact is that this song was not written to praise God or Jesus.  Julia Howe was a social activist and an ardent Abolitionist.  Together with her husband, Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe, they edited the Boston Commonwealth, a prominent anti-slavery paper, to which she also contributed articles, essays, and poems.

In November of 1861, Samuel and Julia Howe were invited to Washington D. C. by President Lincoln, where they toured a number of Union Army camps along the Potomac River.  While visiting these camps they heard the soldiers singing a song that was well-known in both the North and the South.  It was a tune written by a Southerner named John W. Staffe in 1855 entitled, “John Brown’s Body.”    

John Brown, of course, was a radical Abolitionist whom Mrs. Howe admired and who had been hung for his raid on the Harper’s Ferry arsenal in 1859 in an attempt to secure weapons to arm slaves in Virginia for a revolt.     

Reverend James Freeman Clarke, a Unitarian (false Christian) minister and fellow Abolitionist was also on the tour.  Being familiar with Mrs. Howe’s poems, he urged her to write a new song fitting that tune for the War effort to replace “John Brown’s Body.”  She did so that very night.  Staying at the Willard Hotel in Washington on the night of November 18, 1861, Mrs. Howe awoke from her sleep with the words of the song in her mind and in near darkness wrote down the verses.  She called the result the “Battle Hymn of the Republic.”  Some even say that the words were given to her by demonic forces; the same way many songs are given to their song writers today.

And this was the only song my mother could play on the piano!  But this song is not about the return of Jesus Christ, as my mother and millions of Christians believed, for Mrs. Howe did not believe in that; but it was written to inspire the Union soldiers who were facing death in their effort to prosecute Lincoln’s war of aggression against the Sothern confederacy.   It is the Union soldiers that are the “glory” in this hymn; as they are described to defeat the nasty Southern soldiers by their ability to “crush the Serpent with his heel.” The song says that the Northern Army is to crush the Southern Army; the allegory is the North is the Lord and the South is the serpent.  Why would any Christian sing this song?

Besides physician Samuel Gridley Howe the other five members were:

  1. Theodore Parker, Unitarian preacher
  2. George Luther Stearns, manufacturer
  3. Franklin B. Sanborn, teacher
  4. Gerrit Smith, multimillionaire
  5. Rev. Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Unitarian preacher, literary critic and social activist.

All six of these men were really contemptible men who:

  1. Hired an assassin
  2. Armed a murderer
  3. Supported secret crime in the name of compassion, and
  4. Dealt their country a terrible blow while claiming the motives of angels. 

Sounds like many in Congress, the Supreme Court and the Executive Branch of the government of the United States today!  It is the same way our government functions today; secret Jews run our country. 

Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe

Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe

Boston physician Samuel Howe joined his wife, Julia Ward Howe (famous for her Battle Hymn of the Republic, based on the tune about “the body of John Brown lies a-moulderin’ in the grave”) in championing social reforms from better treatment for the disabled to the abolition of slavery.  Howe disapproved of Brown’s raid of Missouri slave farms, and had only mild enthusiasm for his Harper’s Ferry venture.  After Brown was arrested at Harper's Ferry, Howe published a disclaimer and fled the country.

Thomas Wentworth HigginsonThomas Wentworth Higginson

Higginson, a Worchester, Massachusetts Unitarian minister and devout Transcendentalist, was an antislavery disunionist and among Brown’s strongest backers.  Higginson wrote Brown, “I have perfect confidence in you.  All you do will be well done.”

Higginson counted among his best friends Henry David Thoreau and Amos Alcott, the father of Louisa May.  He has been described by historian David Reynolds in his book John Brown Abolitionist as “the most radical member of the Secret Six, urging Brown to launch the Virginia plan early and publicly announcing his support of Brown after the raid failed.”  When he learned that other members of the Secret Six were abandoning Brown after his arrest, Higginson wrote Sanborn, “Is there no such thing as honor among confederates?”

One historian described Higginson as “perhaps the most radical man in America” during the Civil War era.

Theodore Parker Theodore Parker

Liberal Transcendentalist Boston minister Theodore Parker was a strong supporter of Slave revolts, women’s rights, temperance, and prison reform.  His radicalism fueled by enactment of the Fugitive Slave Act, Parker participated in attempted rescues of fugitive slaves and formed a vigilance committee in Boston to fight those seeking to capture fugitive slaves.  Parker wrote at the time of the Harper’s Ferry attack, “One held against his will as a slave has a natural right to kill everyone who seeks to prevent his enjoyment of liberty.”

Franklin Sanborn


Franklin Sanborn

Concord resident and Harvard-educated intellectual Franklin Sanborn served as the secretary of the Massachusetts State Kansas Committee and ran a school (Ralph Waldo Emerson’s kids were among his students) while only in his mid-twenties.  Sanborn first provided money, arms, and books for Brown’s activities in Kansas, then later at Harper’s Ferry.  Sanborn, who saw Brown as “an unmixed Puritan breed,” introduced him to two other members of the Secret Six, Parker and Higginson.  He also arranged for Brown to make a plea for financial support directly to the Massachusetts legislature, but a bill to aid the Kansas antislavery efforts failed.  In 1885, Sanborn published The Life and Letters of John Brown.

Gerrit Smith Gerrit Smith

Millionaire antislavery philanthropist Gerrit Smith of Peterboro, New York was the first member of the Secret Six to meet Brown.  Smith, the only member of the Six not to share Transcendentalist leanings, vacillated between supporting peaceful nonresistance to slavery and Brown-style militance.  In 1859, he provided $700 to aid Brown’s plans, after Brown’s successful slave raid in Missouri.  Smith said, “I was once doubtful in my own mind as to Captain Brown’s course.  I now approve of it heartily.”  Following Brown’sarrest at Harper’s Ferry, Smith destroyed his documents that could link him to Brown.  He became so fearful that his connections to Brown would be exposed that he spent time in a lunatic asylum.  

George Luther Stearns


George Luther Stearns

When President of the Massachusetts Kansas Committee George Stearns met Brown in the office of his Boston factory, the two took to each other “like the iron and the magnet,” according to Stearns’ son.  (Brown’s autobiographical letter to Stearns’ twelve-year-old son Henry makes for compelling reading).  Stearns became the chief contributor of both funds and arms to Brown.

Following Brown’s capture, Stearns fled to Canada, where he remained until after Brown’s execution.  Steans said, “I consider it the proudest act of my life that I gave good old John Brown every pike and rifle he carried to Harper’s Ferry.”

During the Civil War, Stearns led the effort to recruit black soldiers for the Union Army.  On January 1, 1863, Stearns hosted “the John Brown party” to celebrate the Emancipation Proclamation, issued that afternoon by President Lincoln.  He later helped establish the Freedmen’s Bureau and played a major role in the fight to win for freed slaves the right to vote.

The secret six, original terrorists, were not Christians although some of them were preachers and members of the false Unitarian church.  They had sent a Jewish lawyer to Kansas to aid in the cause of Abolition.  Scofield meets up with this Jewish lawyer who pulls some strings which assists Scofield in gaining admission to the Bar, and procured his appointment as Federal Attorney for Kansas.  The Jewish lawyer, Ingalls, and Scofield became partners in a railroad scam which led to Cyrus serving time for criminal forgery.  So the secret six is indirectly involved with the Scofield Bible!

Cyrus Scofield's Life

While he was in prison, Scofield began studying the philosophy of John Darby, pioneer of the Plymouth Brethren movement and the “any moment now” rapture doctrine.  He meets some preachers who are of this same new persuasion.  Cyrus was invited to hold pastorates, which he did.

Upon his release from prison, Scofield deserted his first wife, Leonteen Carry Scofield, and his two daughters:  Abigail and Helen.  He took as his mistress a young girl from the St. Louis Flower Mission.  He later abandoned her for Helen van Ward whom he eventually married.

Cyrus was preaching John Darby’s doctrine of the postponed Kingdom, in which a Jewish Kingdom would rule the world.   He had adopted Darby’s idea that Christ would rule from the old Jerusalem in a Jewish setting, and hence, they believed it necessary for the Jews to establish a Jewish state in Palestine.  Did anyone in their past believe any of this?  I did.

This caught the attention of certain powerful Jews, and so Scofield was contacted by Samuel Untermeyer a prominent Jewish lawyer who was one of the framers of the Federal Reserve Act and briber of President Wilson to get a Jewish man picked to go on the Supreme Court and for the United States to fight in World War I.

Following his Illuminati connections to New York, he settled in at the Lotus Club, which he listed as his residence for the next twenty years.  It was here that he presented his ideas for a new Christian reference Bible, and was taken under the wing of Samuel Untermeyer, who later became chairman of the American Jewish Committee, president of the American League of Jewish Patriots, and chairman of the Non-sectarian Anti-Nazi League. 

A snare, trap, scourge and a thorn was being place into the body of the Israelites.  They had failed to heed the warnings given them by their God.  They should have not allowed any Canaanite to be in their country like many of their fathers had done in Europe.  Both Germany and the United States are guilty!

Untermeyer introduced Scofield to numerous Zionist and socialist leaders, including Samuel Gompers, Fiorello LaGuardia, Abraham Straus, Bernard Baruch and Jacob Schiff.  These were the people who financed Scofield’s research trips to Oxford, England and arranged the publication and distribution of his concordance.

LaGuardia Airport is located in New York City.  It is named for the former mayor of New York City who helped finance Cyrus Scofield’s trips to England.  A man who is not even qualified to be a preacher (he abandoned his first wife and two daughters); gets put in jail for fraudulent activities; gets involved with Dwight L. Moody, another preacher; and then gets involved with a large number of Jews

It is impossible to overstate the influence of Cyrus Scofield on twentieth-century Christian beliefs.  The Scofield Bible is the standard reference work in virtually all Christian ministries and divinity schools.  It is singularly responsible for the Christians’ mistaken belief that the Hebrew Prophecies describe the kingdom of Jesus’ Second Coming, and not in fact the Zionist vision of a man-made New World Order.

And it is precisely because Christians persist in this belief that they remain blind to the reality of Zion.  Scofield served as the agent by which the Zionist paralyzed Christianity, while they prepared America for the Jews final conquest.

The Jew is Made the People of the Covenant

Martin Luther taught that a person had to be chosen by God in order to be saved; Lutherans teach exactly the opposite—man chooses God.   Martin Luther taught that the Jews were the enemy of Christians and their God; Lutherans invite them to speak to their churches about Seder and the Old Testament.  One wonders why a Lutheran today is called a Lutheran, because he believes so little of what Martin Luther believed!

The following is taken from an article written by Ed Sommerville:

“As regarding the Jews, Luther’s view of them was not too different than the average person today.  Although he was aware of their cursed usury, which was prohibited by the church, and also their pursuit of lowering the morals of the youth, he still regarded them with reservations, as God’s chosen people, as the people, including Christians do today. 

He then decided to read their Talmud so as to find out what motivated them to be the people they were.  I doubt if he took his time to read all the volumes it contained, but he read enough to find that it was the most disgusting, hateful, and immoral thing he had ever read….

After reading it he wrote the book, The Jews and Their Lies, which is never to be found in the Neo-Christian book stores of today.”  Recently “the Zionists put enough pressure on the Lutheran Church, that they agreed to say that Luther was senile when he wrote The Jews and Their Lies, which if read by the Lutherans as well as all Christians would be unbelievable or questionable.”   

The above is certainly true.  If you want to find out the truth about what the Jews believe, just read their Talmud.  But it is all in the plans of the Jews in destroying Christianity’s true doctrine.  They did the same thing with the Scofield Bible notes.  Remember that it is used in almost every Seminary in the world today.

Scofield's Notes

Genesis 12:3: “And I will bless them that bless thee [Abram], and curse him that curseth thee [Abram]; and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.”

Here is what it says in the Scofield, 1967 Edition about this verse:  “There was a promise of blessing upon those individuals and nations who bless Abram’s descendants, and a curse laid upon those who persecute the ____?”  The word that is missing in blank space in the previous sentence is the word “Jews.”

Scofield later adds:  “This was a warning literally fulfilled in the history of Israel’s persecutions.  It has invariable fared ill with the people who have persecuted the Jew—well with those who have protected him.  FOR A NATION TO COMMIT THE SIN OF ANTI-SEMITISM BRINGS INEVITABLE JUDGMENT.”   

Keep in mind, that these are a completely new teaching.  The 1908 Edition does not mention them at all.

Does that fit the last century United States of America; the new “melting pot” of the world?  Since America began to protect Hasidic, Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews:

  1. They are hopelessly in debt
  2. They have not won any war
  3. They have embraced homosexuality
  4. They will soon make same-sex marriages legal nationally
  5. They are hooked on rock & roll
  6. They are being seduced by sorcery (drugs)
  7. Their government is full of criminals
  8. Their overrun with illegal immigrants
  9. They are consumed with business that advocate games of chance
  10. They are flooded with amusement games and activities
  11. Their churches are so bad, that they have throw away most of their true doctrine, that they are nothing more than Baal churches
  12. Many of its young people are tattooed, punctured with all kinds of pins, and dress immodestly
  13. Etc.

Graph of the bloodline of pure Semites Is the United States doing well in protecting the Jew?  And did Scofield, or whoever wrote this nonsense, know what a Semite is?

A Semite is a descendant of Shem, one of the three sons of Noah.  In the chart, all peoples in the yellow highlight are Semitic:  Arabs (descendants of Ishmael) are Semites (although they are now all mongrels); true covenant Christians (pure descendants of Jacob) are Semites; and 93% of all Jews are not Semites (and all Jews are now mongrels)!  Now how crazy is that!  The Jews are the worst offender of what they accuse others of:  They have murdered millions of Semites—Arabs and Christians.  So the Scofield battle condemns the Jews when it tries to bless them.

More Scofield Lies

There are many other lies that are taught in Scofield’s notes.  For example, some Scofield’s notes have been altered or removed by Oxford University after his death. In 1908 Scofield wrote:

“The contrast, ‘I know that ye are Abraham’s seed’ and ‘if ye were Abraham’s children’ is that between the natural and the spiritual posterity of Abraham.   The Israelitish people and Ishmaelitish people are the former; all who are ‘of the precious faith with Abraham,’ whether Jews or Gentiles, are the latter” page 1127, note to John 8:39.

Compare that with the Oxford note substituted in the 1967 Edition:

“John 8:37 All Jews are natural descendants of Abraham, but are not necessarily His spiritual posterity.”  

How can “all Jews” be “natural descendants of Abraham?”  Persons of all races are Jews and new Jews are being converted every day from every race.  There are Hasidic, Sephardic and Ashkenazi Jews.  Only about 7% of all Jews today are descendants of Abraham.  The vast majority of Jews are natural descendants of Canaan, not Abraham!

Scofield adds in his note on Romans 9:6 that “The New Testament indicates no distinction between the terms Jew, Israelite, and Hebrew.”  Of course, he has no note on 2 Kings 16:6; the very first verse that uses the word Jew in the whole Bible; where Israel and Jew are fighting each other!

In fact you will find no notes or a very short note on Scriptures such as John 8:44; Ephesians 2:11-22; Hosea 1; Jeremiah 3:8; etc.

These are a few examples of Zionist perversions of scripture that have shaped the doctrine of America’s most politically powerful religious subculture, the “Christian Zionists” as Ariel Sharon calls them, or the dispensationalists, as intellectual followers call themselves, or the Judeo-Christians as our politically-correct politicians describe themselves.

Today’s Mid-East wars are not caused by the predisposition of the peoples, who are no more warlike than any human tribes. Without the pandering to Jewish and Zionist interests that is carried out by this subculture--the most vocal being the celebrity Christian evangelists--there would be no such wars, for there is not enough support for war outside of organized Zionist Christianity.

Christian Zionism may be the most bloodthirsty apostasy in the entire history of Christianity or any other religion. Shame on its leaders: they have already brought the blood of untold numbers innocent people down upon the spires and prayer benches of America's churches.


Let’s look at one more of Scofield’s notes.  Look at the note on Genesis 10:2.

Genesis 10:2: “The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.”

Scofield’s note:  “From these seven sons of Japheth, are descended the goyim, or Gentile, nations, trans. “heathen” 148 times in the A.V. The name implies nothing concerning religion, meaning simply, non-Israelite, or “foreigner.”

In addition to this note we read on the previous page the following note regarding Japheth’s son; Gomer.

Scofield’s note“Progenitor of the ancient Cimerians and Cimiri, from whom are descended the Celtic family.”

This view set in stone the idea that the Jews were Israel and that the Jewish state was the fulfillment of Bible prophecy of the regathering of the ancient House of Israel.  Biblical history showed the Israelites to be the 10 tribes of the Northern House of Israel, who were deported to Assyria and “lost.”  But Scofield wrongly identified the Jews as Israelites. The Celts are also misidentified as being non-Israelites; heathen.

Further, the Bible speaks prophetically of the House of Israel by the name Gomer.  In the book of Hosea, the prophet, representing Christ, had married a harlot named Gomer—representing the House of Israel.  Gomer (Gomri, or Gimirra) was what the Assyrians called Israel.  The name was actually derived from King Omri (1 Kings 16:23-28), which at the time, was pronounced Gomri.

Hence, the Gomri, or Gimirra, were the Israelites that had been deported to Assyria near the Caspian Sea.  Assyrian records of these Israelites were unearthed in the excavation of Nineveh in the year 1900 and published fully in 1930 by the University of Michigan Press.

The problem was that there are two Gomers in the Bible.  The one, of course, was the wife of Hosea, who prophetically represented the Israelites in captivity.  The other was a son of Japheth mentioned in Genesis 10:2. 

Dr. Bullinger, another Dispensationalist from the Scofield era, wrote virtually the same thing in his:

The Companion Bible: Gomer.  In Assyrian, Gimirra (the Kimmerians of Herodotus).  Progenitor of the Celts.”

Both of them mixed up the two Gomers.  The Gimirra, or Celts, were descended from the Israelites that the Assyrians called Gomri, Humri, or Gimirra, named for King Omri of Israel.  But both Scofield and Bullinger identified the Celts with the earlier Gomer, who was the son of Japheth.

Merrill Unger’s book, Archeology and the Old Testament, clears up this misconception:

“…The initial contact between Israel and Assyria evidently occurred during Omri’s day, for from that time on, Israel appears in cuneiform records as Bit-Humri (‘House of Omri’)”  (page 243).

This mixup laid the foundations for Christian support of the Jewish state.

It further confuses the issue when we realize that in Genesis 10:3 we learn that one of Gomer’s son’s name is Ashkenaz; who is the father of Russian--Eastern European Jews.  They, the descendants are called the Ashkenazim, account for approximately 93% of all Jews living today.  And if Scofield is correct, that Gomer is goyim, Ashkenaz is goyim too; not Jewish.  So Schofield calls “evil good and good evil.”

Scofield tells what his notes are going to teach.  For in his introduction (page vi; 1908 edition) he says:  “The biblical story of Israel, past, present, and future, falls into seven distinct periods:”

  1. From the call of Abram to the Exodus
  2. From the Exodus to the death of Joshua
  3. From the death  of Joshua to the establishment of Hebrew monarchy under Saul
  4. The period of the kings from Saul to the captivities
  5. The period of the captivities
  6. The restored commonwealth from the end  of the Babylonian captivity of Judah, to the destruction of Jerusalem, A. D. 70;
  7. The present dispersion.

What is missing from these seven periods? 

Is your marriage an important event in your life?  The marriage of God to Israel, the split of the kingdom into the House of Israel and the House of Judah, and the divorce of the House of Israel are very important events which are required for understanding the Bible. 

Scofield does acknowledge who Israel was in the book of Hosea:

“‘Israel’ in Hosea means the 10 tribes forming the northern kingdom as distinguished from ‘Judah’ (the tribes of Judah and Benjamin) forming the southern kingdom which adhered to the Davidic family.”

In Hosea, chapter 2, Scofield erroneously said:  “That Israel is the wife of Jehovah, now disowned but yet to be restored, is the clear teaching of the passages.”   

But he failed to give it a major consideration.  For it is these people, the lost 10 tribes of Israel, who were divorced by God, are who Jesus Christ still loved even though they were kicked out of His covenant for a while.  They were the ones that were once married to God.  They are the ones called “Gentiles” in the Bible with few exceptions.   This should have been his note for Ephesians 2.

And lastly, Scofield also says in his introduction the following:

“The Acts of the Apostles record the descent of the Holy Spirit and the beginning of a new thing in human history, the Church.  The division of the race now becomes threefold—the Jew, the Gentile, and the Church of God.  Just as Israel is in the foreground from the call of Abram to the resurrection of Christ, so now the Church fills the scene from the second chapter of the Acts to the fourth chapter of the Revelation.  The remaining chapters of that book complete the story of humanity and the final triumph of Christ.”

To summarize:

Scofield taught that the Scriptures instructed us about the:

  1. Jews; Genesis 11—Acts 1.
  2. Gentiles (Church of God); Acts 2—Revelation 4.
  3. Jews; Revelation 5—Revelation 22.

The Jews are the covenant people of God, Scofield said that erroneously the Gentile church is now in effect; then they will be raptured away and God deals with the Jews once again. Cyrus says that since the Jews rejected Jesus Christ they are put in a parenthesis until the Church is taken away.

May God have mercy on our souls.

To be continued.

Blessed be the LORD God of Israel.