You Owe it to Yourself and Your Christian Influence.

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Before you buy, promote, or tolerate the Scofield Reference Bible, you owe it to yourself to learn something about C.I. Scofield and his theology.  It has become very influential today because of the connections of Scofield with Dallas Theological Seminary–“he was also head of the Southwestern School of the Bible in Dallas, forerunner of Dallas Theological Seminary—and because Oxford Press recently added an addition with the Scofield image on it and Thom Rainer’s Lifeway books promotes it with many pages.

“Higher Criticism divides Scripture up into documents which differ from or contradict on another. Dispensationalism divides the Bible up into dispensations which differ from or even contradict one another; and so radical is this difference as viewed by the extremist that the Christian of today who accepts the Dispensationalist view finds his Bible (the part directly intended for him) shrunk to the compass of the Imprisonment Epistles” (Allis, Evangelical Quarterly, Jan., 1936).

Both tear apart the unity of Scripture by cutting and pasting either Scripture itself (as does higher criticism) or biblical history (as does Dispensationalism) to suit their theories. The methods of both undermine biblical unity, albeit different aspects of biblical unity. While higher criticism cuts the Bible into pieces and destroys its unity, so Dispensationalism cuts biblical history into pieces and destroys its unity. And interestingly enough, both share the same roots-theologically, historically, and denominationally. There are two concerns here: 1) dispensationalism as theology, and 2) Scofield, the man. Since the theology comes from the man, let’s consider the man first.”

About Philip Ross
by Phillip Ross • July 27, 2010
What in the world is Ross doing?
In 1983 I had an experience that culminated in 1985 in what is called regeneration. Ordained at First Congregational Church, Berkeley, California, after earning a Master of Divinity degree at Pacific School of Religion, I was confronted by the reality of the Bible as I taught the Bethel Series Bible Study Program at a church I was serving in St. Louis, Missouri. I had read and studied the Bible for many years, but the Bethel Series opened it up to me in a new way. It became real, and it changed me.
I began preaching differently from that time forward, as if the Bible was real history about real people. My preaching disturbed some of the people in various liberal churches that I served. Others in those same churches came to life, much as I had. I decided to preserve my preaching for later reflection and evaluation. That effort turned into a two-volume book, The Work at Zion — A Reckoning, which provides a kind of record of my changing theological perspective.
At the same time, the simple-minded, pie-in-the-sky, other-worldly, wishful-thinking of some of my new conservative friends disturbed me. It seemed to me that people from both ends of the political spectrum had misunderstood the Bible, albeit in different ways. So, I set out to see if the kind of biblical misunderstanding that I observed among various people I knew was new. Were the contemporary churches involved in something new? I discovered that they were not. There is a long history of misunderstanding the Bible.
I turned to the book of James which provided a corrective to the early church. Already in the First Century the church had veered from the truth of the gospel. James saw it and spoke to it. I brought James’ corrective to light in Practically Christian—Applying James Today.

Apostate Local Churches Whose Candles are Flickering!

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Seducers as used in the Bible (Jude 11 and Numbers 16) are Christian leaders who strive to mislead the congregation, large and small, rebelling against God and the real God appointed leadership of God. It would also include divorced pastors and deacons who usurp authority, and deacons who call themselves a “board”, and the evil seducers who run off faithful pastors with a vote, thinking like Korah and his followers whom God destroyed that they were “holy” and right since there were many of them. Had Moses and Aaron not made intercession, God would have destroyed the whole assembly that is how right and democratic a vote is among God’s real people. And of course, now many evil seducers of unsound doctrine are leading the people astray because “they will not endure sound doctrine, heap up teachers with itching ears, and vote on what they want”.  (II Timothy 4:3,4).     
All doctrine is not positive and pleasant as Preaching the Word is to reprove, rebuke, and exhort with all long suffering and doctrine. And sometimes, even often, we must pause from writing about the “faith once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 3) to deal with the evil seducers (Jude 11), waxing worse and worse (growing) as they persistently deceive and are being deceived..

So…fasten your seat belt for this brutal but true.  Too long these local apostate churches and the leadership of larger assemblies of local churches have made judgment calls on other churches and church members:  It is time for them to walk the line, and for us to make a list of easily known apostate local churches and leaders whose candles are either flickering or have gown out, and like six out of seven of the churches of the book of Revelation that don’t even know it.

Get used to it you are going to hear more about Korah, about Numbers 16, about the book of Jude and faith contending..  Furthermore A SPADE IS GOING TO CALLED A SPADE, our Christian membership in the body of Christ and our reception of the faith once for all delivered to the saints will be the primary authority for criticisms of some Baptist and other leaders who have grown too big for their britches starting with the Pressler-Patterson Dark Ages in the SBC falsely called the conservative resurgence unless you can call the Scofield Bible of 1909 as a conservative standard.


Dictionaries – Easton’s Bible Dictionary – Korah

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The third son of Esau, by Aholibamah ( Genesis 36:14 ; 1 Chronicles 1:35 ).
A Levite, the son of Izhar, the brother of Amram, the father of Moses and Aaron ( Exodus 6:21 ). The institution of the Aaronic priesthood and the Levitical service at Sinai was a great religious revolution. The old priesthood of the heads of families passed away. This gave rise to murmurings and discontent, while the Israelites were encamped at Kadesh for the first time, which came to a head in a rebellion against Moses and Aaron, headed by Korah, Dathan, and Abiram. Two hundred and fifty princes, “men of renown” i.e., well-known men from among the other tribes, joined this conspiracy. The whole company demanded of Moses and Aaron that the old state of things should be restored, alleging that “they took too much upon them” ( Numbers 16:1-3 ). On the morning after the outbreak, Korah and his associates presented themselves at the door of the tabernacle, and “took every man his censer, and put fire in them, and laid incense thereon.” But immediately “fire from the Lord” burst forth and destroyed them all ( Numbers 16:35 ). Dathan and Abiram “came out and stood in the door of their tents, and their wives, and their sons, and their little children,” and it came to pass “that the ground clave asunder that was under them; and the earth opened her mouth and swallowed them up.” A plague thereafter began among the people who sympathized in the rebellion, and was only stayed by Aaron’s appearing between the living and the dead, and making “an atonement for the people” ( 16:47 ).
The descendants of the sons of Korah who did not participate in the rebellion afterwards rose to eminence in the Levitical service.


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APOSTATE LOCAL CHURCHES WHOSE CANDLE IS FLICKERING, and remember there is no way for any august person or group to vote on the sound doctrine of the faith once for all delivered to the saints.  Jesus said, “Judge…judge…judge not according to the appearance but judge righteous judgment”, which bottom line means use the Bible as the standard for designated and necessary judgment.  We should take all of these evil seducers of the conservative resurgence, Scofield mites, Bible Baptist and other denominations coming into the SBC to get larger churches and salaries, that use Napoleon Hills book on getting rich as a guide for church growth, and any during the 10 year takeover plan of Stanley, Rogers, Criswell, Pressler and Patterson as an excuse to conduct warfare against other Christian brothers, detroying hundreds of career and reputations in the process, quite often base on the LIE that Scofield notes are literal Bible.  Here alone with their warfare based on the third words of rapture, dispensationalism, and millennium–WORDS NOT IN THE BIBLE THAT CAN NOT BE LITERAL, YOU CAN SEE THEM AS THE EVIL SEDUCERS LIKE KORA IN THE BIBLE.

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