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What was Wrong with C. I. Scofield?

Although many “fundamental” Bible-Believer’s are Baptist, Scofield NEVER was…

Although most “Bible-believers” are opposed to a divorced & remarried man serving in the pulpit, as “pastor”, Scofield WAS divorced-remarried & still pastoring, all at the same time… CI Scofiled 1

In fact, in 1882, while separated from his first wife and daughters, he began pastoring the First Congregational Church of Dallas, TX.  Eventually, C.I. Scofield was officially divorced from his wife in 1883 (for his neglect). Within a few months into 1884, he had married another woman, and all-the-while maintaining his pastoral ministry at the First Congregational Church of Dallas, TX! (Now known as ~ “Scofield Memorial Church”)

Shame on such disobedience to Scripture! Shame on such un-Biblical congregations! If only there had been godly, Biblical men in the congregation, who would have stood up to such arrogant rebellion, there might never have been such a blight on Christianity as the Scofield Reference Bible. (Pastor Furse spends more than one chapter of his book detailing the many errors of this “study-Bible”.)


Independent Baptist historian, James Beller, admits, “The honest truth is that we can never know the whole truth about Mr. Scofield. That there are gaps in Scofield’s life there can be no doubt. He is an enigmatic figure.”  (The Soul of St. Louis: A Historical Narrative of Revival in the Gateway City –  Arnold, Miss.: Prairie Fire, 1998, p 145)

And, as author David Lutzweiler noted, “One thing I have to say about Scofield is that his entire life was consistent. That is, it was filled with enigmas from beginning to end, both pre-conversion and post-conversion.”  (The Praise of Folly: The Enigmatic Life & Theology of C.I. Scofield – Lamplighter Educational Services, 2009 [Apologetics Group Media Materials] – p 189)


Scofield Reference Bible1Timothy 3:1-7

“This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. 2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;  3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;  4 One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; 5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?) 6 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.  7 Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.” (KJV)



See also: John Hagee, the Scofield Bible, and “Israel”


We STRONGLY recommend listening to this very informative Radio Interview – by the renowned author, James Perloff Christian Zionism (A History of Scofield & his “Bible”)

   

View more info about James Perloff @ https://jamesperloff.com/

 

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