Christian Zionism is a bizarre Israel-first belief held by tens of millions (possibly even hundreds of millions) of evangelical Christians, particularly in the United States, that supports the modern state of Israel and the ‘return’ of Jews to Palestine.
Not only supports, but aggressively supports.
It’s like a cult.
Understanding Christian Zionism
Christian Zionism is largely based on a Bible verse in Genesis, which they claim is a reference to Israel.
It is not a reference to Israel.
Nevertheless, Christian Zionists believe that it’s their undying duty to support and ‘stand with Israel’, both in prayer and in politics, no matter where in the world they find themselves.
And the Scofield Reference Bible is a primary reason, based on his footnotes which became hugely influential over the last century.
The roots of Christian Zionism go back to the 19th century in Britain.
Before Jewish Zionism even started, interestingly.
British Christians believed that Jews should return to Palestine, as this would lead to the return of Christ. But as time went on, the idea became interwoven with politics, especially when Palestine gained importance for European countries fighting for control over the Middle East.
Christian Zionism has played a big role in shaping US foreign policy towards Israel and the Middle East.
They are extremely protective of Jerusalem and believe – from my observations – that current events in Israel are fulfilling Bible prophecies.
Which makes them even more mindlessly driven to ‘stand with Israel’ (even if it means supporting degeneracy).
What is the Scofield Bible?
The Scofield Bible (or Scofield Reference Bible) was first published in 1909.
What made it different was that, although it was a King James Version (and other versions later on), it was annotated by Cyrus Ingerson Scofield.
In other words, he included footnotes, with his own interpretations, everywhere.
Scofield was an American lawyer who popularised futurism, dispensationalism and Zionism among evangelical Christians.
He had no theological training.
His footnotes, more than any other aspect of his work, have influenced multiple generations into incorrectly believing that God demands their unwavering support for the modern State of Israel.
Central to Christian Zionism, as per Scofield, is the misleading idea (from Genesis 12:3) that those who bless Israel will be blessed and those who curse it will be cursed.
Possible intel operation
The following documentary, Christian Zionism, the Tragedy and the Turning, by Chuck Carlson, is excellent.
Scofield’s career and the publication of his Bible appear influenced by external forces, particularly Zionist attorney Samuel Untermeyer. Untermeyer and other wealthy Zionists funded Scofield’s work, pushing him to infuse pro-Israel ideas into American Protestantism.
It is reasonable, therefore, to assume that there was a deliberate strategy to align Christian evangelicals with Zionism.
An intelligence operation of sorts.
Throughout the 20th century, with significant backing from the Rothschild-controlled Oxford University Press, different versions of Scofield’s Bible essentially formed a new religion: Judeo-Christianity.
The Scofield Bible has influenced American presidents like Truman, Johnson, Reagan, George W Bush and Trump.
Which, as I said earlier, has impacted US foreign policy in the Middle East.
Here’s my conversation with him.