"And I beheld, and heard the voice of one eagle flying through the midst of heaven,
saying with a loud voice: Woe, woe, woe to the inhabitants of the earth....
[Apocalypse (Revelation) 8:13]

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Fr. Campbell, "Bible Bandits"

Bible Bandits
Fr. Campbell 

Since the time of the Apostles, the Holy Catholic Church has preached the Gospel by the authority granted it by Jesus Christ. The Church was preaching the Gospel years before Matthew, Mark, Luke and John wrote it down, and it has continued to this day to fulfill Our Lord’s command to “preach the Gospel to every creature” (Mk.16:15). 


The Church collected the Scriptures that make up the Bible. But Bible bandits like Martin Luther threw out the books they didn’t like, and the Protestant version of the Bible was born. This Bible was then touted as the sole authority subject to the “private interpretation” of the believer, thus denying the Church’s authority to preach the Gospel and interpret the Scriptures. However, it seems “the believers” are willing to believe much that is not to be found in the Bible.

No doubt many of us are puzzled by the strange phenomenon of Christian Zionism. Many Evangelical Christians are enthusiastic supporters of Jewish Zionism, although not all Jews are Zionists, and many of the Jews themselves dispute the Zionist claims.

The Jewish Zionist Movement was founded by Theodor Herzl in 1897. Its chief purpose was the creation of a Jewish homeland in the territory defined as the “Land of Israel” in the Bible. They aim to rebuild the Temple, and restore the ancient religious rites. They believe they have a right to the lands promised to Abraham by God, but they don’t stop there. Misinterpreting Old Testament Scriptures, the Jewish Zionists think they are destined to rule the world.

So what could have turned famous Protestant preachers like Pat Robertson and the late Billy Graham into Christian Zionists, enthusiastic supporters of the aims of Jewish Zionism? Could it have been – the Scofield Bible?

One of the schemes of the Jewish Zionists was to alter the Christian view of Zionism by creating and promoting a pro-Zionist subculture within Christianity. One Cyrus Scofield (1843-1921) was funded by Jewish Zionist agents to re-create the King James Version of the Bible by inserting Zionist-friendly notes in the margins, between verses and chapters, and on the bottoms of the pages. It was first published in 1909 by Oxford University Press.

Scofield produced a revolutionary Bible that radically altered the context of the King James Version. Oxford's promoters made the Scofield Bible, with its Christian Zionist footnotes, a standard for interpreting scripture in Christian churches, seminaries, and Bible study groups. The Scofield Reference Bible is widely used in Protestant seminaries in the North America, from which emerge preachers enthusiastically supportive of Jewish Zionism, like John Hagee, founder of Christians United for Israel.  

After Scofield’s death, the Oxford University Press turned the Scofield Bible into a manual for the Christian worship of the State of Israel. Scofield’s un-Christian, pro-Jewish theology, has permitted the theft of Palestine and the squeezing out of the Palestinians, with hardly a whimper from the Christian mass media evangelists or most other American church leaders, including the so-called U. S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

In his Epistle to the Galatians, St. Paul demolishes the claims of the Scofield Bible:

“The promises were made to Abraham and to his offspring. He does not say, ‘And to his offsprings,’ as of many; but as of one, ‘And to his offspring,’ who is Christ… For you are all the children of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For all who have been baptized into Christ, have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek; there is neither slave nor freeman; there is neither male nor female. For you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ’s, then you are the offspring of Abraham, heirs according to promise” (Gal.3:15b,16;26-29).

This makes it clear that to be a natural descendant of Abraham is of no advantage to those who do not have faith in Jesus Christ. And Scofield and the Oxford University Press are liars when they try to prove that those who are known today as “Jews” are the heirs to the promises of Abraham. We read this whopper on page 1136 of the 1967 edition: “All Jews are natural descendants of Abraham…” 

This is absolutely false and absurd. The great majority of the so-called Jews who control Israel today are not descendants of Abraham. They are the Ashkenazi Jews, descendants of the Khazars of Eastern Europe. They are imposters, with no right to the lands of the Bible! Although known as “Jews” they are such neither by blood nor by religion, because the Jewish religion their ancestors adopted in the eighth century is not the true religion of the ancient Jews of the time of Christ, but the false Talmudic Judaism which blasphemes Jesus Christ and His Holy Mother Mary, and deifies the Jewish race.

In Scofield’s Bible we find this blatant lie: “God made an unconditional promise of blessings through Abram’s seed… to the Nation of Israel to inherit a specific territory forever.”

What a deception! The televangelists and their huge following have accepted this abominable lie, and have led the whole country into vassalage to the Godless modern State of Israel. Jesus Christ is Abraham’s heir, not the State of Israel. The promises God made to Abraham are fulfilled in Jesus Christ. The Jewish Zionists have no true understanding of the Scriptures. And who would have thought that the “Bible believing Christians” would have stumbled after them into the darkness?

“Did you never read in the Scriptures,” said Our Lord to the Pharisees: “‘The stone which the builders rejected, has become the corner stone; by the Lord this has been done, and it is wonderful in our eyes’? Therefore I say to you, that the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and will be given to a people yielding its fruits” (Mt.21:42,43).

Well, surely that means us Catholics, does it not? The Protestant sects were led into the darkness by their poisonous Scofield Bible. That can’t happen to Catholics, because they are under obedience to the legitimate teaching authority of the Catholic Church. But the devil finds a way. Catholics have been led into the darkness by the false shepherds of the Novus Ordo. As Our Lord said to the Apostles on Mount Olivet, just before His arrest by the Jewish authorities:

“You will all be scandalized this night because of me; for it is written, ‘I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered’” (Mt.26:31).

Just now we are suffering the dark night of the Great Apostasy, and we are like sheep without a shepherd. The Holy Catholic Church may be declared dead and buried by her enemies, but like our Lord Jesus Christ, who rose gloriously from the dead, the Church will rise once more, and the Bride of Christ will shine more gloriously than ever before.