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Rothschild, Darby, and Scofield
by T. J. Smith

This article appeared in the 2022 Winter issue of Fulfilled! Magazine

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Greetings again, friends and foes. We are continuing our deep dive into the Rothschild/Zionist agenda. I’m getting some great emails from you sharing insight into this historic plan to pervert the gospel—a plan which certainly seems to have succeeded. I appreciate the time you take to share. Some have asked for references and footnotes. Those will be in the upcoming book, but I am swamped with notes and formatting and need more time to organize. However, I will give you three of the many resources I am drawing from in the event you wish to do your own research: The Invention of the Jewish People by Shlomo Sand and Yael Lotan, The Thirteenth Tribe by Arthur Koestler, and DNA Science and the Jewish Bloodline by Texe Marrs.

Why is this story important for the preterist community and Fulfilled! Magazine readers? Because regarding the nation of Israel, Zionism is the polar opposite of what we understand about fulfilled prophecy. This Zionist view has derailed, stunted, perverted, and impeded the spread of the “fulfilled gospel” and hindered the Church in its mission. Zionism teaches a future coming of Christ and an earthly kingdom. Here is a perfect example why Zionism should be defeated: In September 2022, Pastor Michael Miano (Blue Point Bible Church, Blue Point, NY) and his family took a Sunday off to visit a local Church in an act of unity in the community. As Pastor Miano and his wife were enjoying the sermon, he received a tap on the shoulder from one of the Church’s leaders. They asked Michael and his family to leave as he is guilty of teaching the “false doctrine” of preterism [read that article here].

This is what Rothschild, Scofield, Dallas Theological Seminary, Pat Robertson, John Haggee, Tim LaHaye, Billy Graham, and countless others have created; a perverted religion where ignorant segments of the body can’t discern Scripture. Zionism is an ‘antichrist’ spirit. Had Rothschild never engaged the services of Scofield, the Church might have continued on its path of understanding the complete work of Yeshua. We have a huge task in front of us, but don’t you feel the tide turning? I’m sensing it in the social media comments and posts by preterists. Even non-believers are coming to an understanding of how corrupt and wicked the Rothschild family was/is, and how ‘un-Jewish’ Jews truly are. So, hang in there, keep studying history. Dig. Research. Pray. God has lifted the blinders and we need to share all we can. Especially about the loving, forgiving kindness of the Father. Yes, He can and has gotten ‘mighty riled up’ with kinfolk in the past and has every right to do so in the future. But we are His kids, and He loves us, even when He disciplines us!

Darby Plants the Seeds

Before examining Scofield’s life, we need to understand John Nelson Darby, the principle figure from whom Scofield borrowed his biblical analysis. Darby was a Satanist, Freemason, and agent of the Rothschild-owned British East India Company. Darby’s family owned Leap Castle, renowned as the most sinister and occultic castle in Ireland’s history. Darby became a leader of a Christian sect called the Plymouth Brethren. He is generally credited with originating the “Secret Rapture” doctrine and made several trips to America to spread his “vaccine” of heresies.

Darby used many terms in common with occult Theosophists: he referred to Jesus as “the coming one” (the term New Agers use for the Antichrist); referred to God as the “architect” (same phrase employed by Freemasons, meaning “God” for the uninitiated, but “Lucifer” to true initiates); and many other occult phrases. Darby even penned his own satanic version of the Bible. The Illuminati always knew they could not perform a wholesale transformation of the Bible, because it would be recognized and rejected. Therefore, the approach through the centuries has been to whittle it away: a word here, a phrase there—the universal strategy of boiling the frog.

Darby slyly introduced satanic wording into the biblical text. For example, in the King James rendering of John 6:69, Peter told Jesus: “And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.” Darby rendered this: “And we have believed and known that thou art the holy one of God.” In the King James, “Holy one of God” is a title for Jesus used only by demons.

Scofield Spreads Darby Like a Virus

In 1897, Theodore Herzl began hosting the Rothschild-backed Zionist congresses in Switzerland, developing the plan for a Zionist takeover of Palestine. On August 29, 1897, Herzl predicted that within fifty years there would be a Jewish state. And that would have been . . . 1947. Coincidence? Knowing this scheme would require Christian approval, Herzl approached Pope Pius X in 1904, who very politely told him where he could stick his plan. After being rejected by the Catholics, the Rothschilds knew Protestant support would be essential. But this could only be achieved by tampering with the Bible to make it appear God himself had ordained Jews to retake Palestine. Such a Bible needed to come from a non-Jew, someone with credentials as a theologian. And thus emerged Cyrus Scofield and his reference Bible.

Scofield started out as a crooked Kansas lawyer and politician. In 1881, the Atchison Globe reported: “C. I. Schofield [sic], who was appointed United States District Attorney for Kansas in 1873, and who turned out worse than any other Kansas official, is now a Campbellite preacher in Missouri. His wife and two children live in Atchison. He contributes nothing to their support except good advice.”

That same year, the Topeka Daily Capital published this:

“Cyrus I. Schofield [sic], formerly of Kansas, late lawyer, politician and shyster generally, has come to the surface again, and promises once more to gather around himself that halo of notoriety that has made him so prominent in the past. The last personal knowledge that Kansans have had of this peer among scalawags, was when about four years ago, after a series of forgeries and confidence games, he left the state and a destitute family and took refuge in Canada. For a time he kept undercover, nothing being heard of him until within the past two years when he turned up in St. Louis, where he had a wealthy widowed sister living who has generally come to the front and squared up Cyrus’ little follies and foibles by paying good round sums of money. Within the past year, however, Cyrus committed a series of St. Louis forgeries that could not be settled so easily, and the erratic young gentleman was compelled to linger in the St. Louis jail for a period of six months.”

However, court cases against Scofield were inexplicably dropped. As Joseph M. Canfield, who is probably Scofield’s most thorough biographer, noted: “The very sudden dropping of the criminal charges without proper adjudication suggests that Scofield’s career was in the hands of someone who had clout . . .”

Scofield immersed himself in Darby’s teachings and made rapid ecclesiastical progress: by 1881 he was already pastoring in St. Louis, despite having no seminary training or religious education.

In 1882, Scofield moved to Dallas and began an extended term as pastor of the First Congregational Church. Possibly this move was necessitated because his criminal past and familial irresponsibility were too well known in the Kansas-Missouri region. As Rev. John S. Torell wrote:

“There were a number of wealthy and political power brokers in the membership of the First Congregational Church in Dallas . . . I do know that most churches in the United States are heavily infested with Freemasons. George Bannerman Dealey was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in the later part of his life. But he was also heavily involved in the occult, majoring in the Scottish Rite of Masonry with a 33rd degree and active as a Shriner, and was also a member of the Red Cross of Constantine. Most likely he had a hand in getting Cyrus into Masonic circles and particularly the Lotos Club in New York.”

Meanwhile, back in Kansas . . . in 1883, Scofield’s wife Leontine, and her children, were granted a divorce on the grounds of abandonment. Within six months of the divorce, Scofield married a new wife, Hettie.

The apostle Paul wrote to Timothy, “But if any provide not for his own, and especially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel” (1 Tim 5:8). Scofield’s fans gave him a free pass on this teaching and, big surprise, the Scofield Reference Bible makes no commentary on this verse.

Although Scofield became quite wealthy from his reference Bible, there is no evidence that he ever shared his riches with his abandoned family, or ever made restitution to the people whom he had defrauded in Kansas and Missouri.

By 1892 Cyrus began using the title “Dr. Scofield.” However, there is no evidence Scofield ever received a doctorate. He never attended a college or seminary. Again, this deceit was performed to erase any “red flags” from those doubting his new version of the Scriptures.

That is all for this issue, but in the next one I will discuss C.I.’s connections and backers. Until next time, TJ



Barbara Ann March 29, 2024
In response to the question about John Nelson Darby, Stem Publishing has his writings. He was not the evil man portrayed on this website with no evidence whatsoever. His writings are posted here:
Cephera December 1, 2023
There are some that will read this article, but their cognitive dissonance will not allow them to renew their minds.
Since when is spiritual and mental deliverance assigned to a physical body of people? Besides this, the ones who say they are Jews are not, but are of the synagogue of Satan (Rev. 2:9 and 3:9).
'Jew' is not an ancient title nor a connection to 'Judah.'
Scofield really did a number on believers.
George Lilly November 7, 2023
Satan masquerades as an angel of light. Darby and Scofield were very potent masqueraders. Pray that the light of truth will outweigh the propaganda of the evil and wealthy who seek to establish their political and religious hegemony.
Pat November 2, 2023
Do you have anymore writing on Darby or Scofield.
Regen October 19, 2023
I come from preterist background. Not sure I am understanding where one divided "zionism" and the clear promise in scripture that God will regather Israel for a time of judgement and that the Jews will understand in the "latter days". This is pre-Scofield. Moses talked about it Deuteronomy 4:30. Hosea 3:4-5 and all over the prophets. For Josephs brothers to recognize him during a 7 year time of trouble they have to be in the land and endure the time of Jacobs trouble. Not saying we have to support all Israel does or agree with it by any means and that is where many fall into a trap of seeing them with rose glasses but its quite clear the future of national Jews didn't start with Rothchild.
Richard Cherry October 2, 2023
I came across this article while trying to find a connection between Darwin Darby and the Rothschilds. Thank you for putting together such a concise and facfilled paper. Do you know of any connection between Darwin and Darby other than Rothschilds fortune?
Jonathan T Miller June 30, 2023
Thank you for this. I am becoming liberated from the dispensationalist/premillenial/pretrib rapture teaching of my church of many years. God wins!

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