Cyrus I. Scofield
By Rev. Nord Davis
“Since the early 1930s the Scofield Reference Bible has been promoted as THE source for interpreting Revelation and the end times. Almost all the current Dispensationalist theology is derived from his teaching and his Reference Bible. Following is a transcript of a speech about Cyrus I Scofield by Rev. Nord Davis. (Most grammar and spelling errors that may occur are most likely on the part of the transcriber so forgive it’s form.)”
The Pope of Prophecy Perversion
“I am going to talk about a certain man everybody knows. His name is Cyrus I. Scofield. The man who wrote the Scofield Bible. The Bible that Christian brethren read so frequently and with which they have made up their current doctrine. Which has changed the thrust of America since the middle 1800s.
This is going to be of controversial content and because it is controversial in content I will pick one of the Bibles most controversial characters to quote – the prophet Jeremiah. He preached, he warned, he exposed false preaching of his day and all to no avail. And he and his Israel people went right into captivity. The very captivity about which he had been warning. He put that blame for that tragic collapse of his civilization right where it belonged. With the ministers, who taught error. He wrote this, “behold the Prophets say to them, Ye will not see the sword. Neither see famine. But I will give you assured peace in this place. Then the lord said unto me. “Prophets prophesy lies in my name. I sent them not. Neither have I commanded them. Neither spake unto them. They prophesy unto you a false vision and divination. A thing of not, and deceit of their heart. Therefore saith the Lord concerning the Prophets that prophesy in my name and I sent them not, Yet say sword and famine shall not be in this land, by sword and famine shall these prophets be consumed.”
Now that is an interesting part to start off with and we can understand that they are going to get what they deserve. But notice in the next verse. Jeremiah 14, 13-16, “and the people to whom they prophesy will be cast into the streets of Jerusalem because of the famine and sword and they shall have none to bury them, not their wives, nor their sons nor their daughters for I will pour wickedness upon them.”
Bad enough we had bad prophets. Bad enough we had false teachers and preachers. But apparently it seems to be just as bad to sit in the congregation of these people as it is to be the preacher. I recognize that brother Jeremiah did not project a very pretty picture for his people.
Jeremiah did not blame the King, he did not accuse the court system, he did not accuse the political nor community leaders. He laid none of the national problems on the prostitutes, homosexuals, drug addicts and we are sure that Israel had those in those days also. Here is the interesting point that God gave to Jeremiah: all the sins of the land were there because of the ministers. Who when they were not called, it was because of their preaching. That wickedness not only abounded, but was permitted. The central theme of the last few messages I have given here is that you have truth and you hold a candle in your hand with a smoldering wick. You don’t do much with it.
As thousands of our readers know, I have been expounding the wickedness of these preachers for about 25 years. This is going to take light and salt right where it belongs. We are going to have to know who we are, and why we are, or we’re not going to save America.
I am not going to zero in on a lot of men but only one man. One of the most famous ministers of the turn of the century — C.I. Scofield.
You will learn how he defrauded his mother in law, out her life savings. And how he was convicted of forgery. In another case, was sent off to prisons. You will learn tonight how he openly carried on with other women, and abandoned his wife and family. Never sent them a dime of support. When his wife finally divorced him he married the woman with whom he was living. All the time he was writing the now infamous notes to the Scofield reference Bible. As a Christian he was a disgrace. As a man he lacked ordinary chivalry of a gentlemen. He called himself “Dr.” yet he never went to any college which could convey that degree. His life as a minister makes the recent escapades of some modern ministers pale into insignificance.
His financial support for the reference Bible came form Zionist and conspiratorial groups out of Boston Massachusetts. Chiefly known as the Secret Six. That group tied to the order of the illuminati. And some other orders some of you may know about.
Scofield was no Jeremiah. For certain he preached, but was not called. God did not send him so you know who did send him. His false doctrines have spread across this land like a plague. Like a smoke in the nostrils of our Lord like a stench. And almost every Bible book store carries copies of Scofield’s reference notes. The truth about Scofield and the men who worked with him at the time play a key role of that saga of the perpetual warfare between the people of the five pointed star and the people of the six pointed star. The truth that I am talking about is one common thread throughout the remainder of the Bible.
In the forefront of this Scriptural error you will find the teachings and Bible references of C. I. Scofield. And this talk is dedicated to the exposure of this man, the doctrines he preached and taught that have now taken over fundamentalist churches across the country.”
Since the advent of conspiratorial theologians such as C. I. Scofield, and some lesser known men before and after him, our brothers have never been weaned from the warm milk of the Word. They seem to be content to be coddled. As if the word had only a personal thrust. And they have arrived. Oh! do they tell you they have arrived. Taught a dozen different ways, and by as many different denominations, including the Catholics and the Mormons. The other 85 percent of the Bible is either ignored or not understood and we are left with the darkness of a purely personal Gospel. (Ignoring it’s national message)
You can understand here now I am talking to you as a warrior. A man to defend our country. Why would I be interested in Scofield from just that point of view? Because to promote this conspiracy to take over the country they must universalize the Bible, and make it apply to all men. So along comes some false preachers like C. I. Scofield who begin to weave into it certain Jewish fables.
Thousands of so called Fundamentalist ministers carry or study the reference notes of the Scofield Bible. Many Protestant Bible school students uses this Bible as their reference. They use it as their source as to what the scriptures really mean, as opposed to what they really say.
What these Christian people do not tell us is that their theological hero, C. I. Scofield, deserted his first wife, Leonteen Carry Scofield and his two young daughters Abigail and Helen. They ignore the fact that he never sent them any financial support even though he became very wealthy. They never got a dime. A woman in the 1880s did not have government welfare. And good paying jobs were not usually available in those days. He treated his wife and children as though they did not exist.
According to every reference I could find about him and his background in the areas from which he came I found that he was in love with 2 other women. Running with both at the same time. A young lady from the St Louis Flower Mission, whose name I have not yet been able to discover, and a Helen Van Wark a woman he later married. After his wife, stayed abandoned for many years, she would not divorce him for Scriptural reasons. Finally, when she found out about his activities, she had no choice and divorced him. A copy of the divorce papers are in my files.
Finally Leonteen did sue for divorce, and that divorce is recorded Dec. 8 1883, in his hometown Atchison Kansas. Remember now, this is a professing Christian, who wrote the most popular set of Bible reference notes in use today. The abandoned Leonteen never remarried, and died in 1936. She is buried in Mt. Calvary cemetery, Atchison Kansas.
You know, every time you see a Scofield Bible, think about that lady. As a Christian Mr. Scofield entered the legal and political career. After he was alleged to be saved he stole thousands of dollars from his Christian and secular friends. One of his financial scams was quite serious and he got convicted of forgery, and spent 6 months in the St. Louis Missouri jail. He defrauded his mother in law of 1,300 dollars in gold, and never paid her back even though his finances were such he could have done so.”