By Stuart Littlewood | 12 August 2012
Stuart Littlewood looks at how American journalist Grace Halsell exposed the un-Christian wart among Christians, the “Christian Zionist movement”, which believes that it is “perfectly acceptable to give the green light to whatever it is Israel wants and then conceal this from the American people”, and that “anything, including lies, theft, even murder, is justified as long as Israel wants it”.
Not long ago I quoted American journalist Grace Halsell in an article about the damaging influence of the Scofield Bible, not realizing how sorely she was made to suffer for setting out the truth.
That article, “The Zionist cuckoos in Christianity’s nest”, showed how Cyrus Scofield corrupted the Biblical message and produced a propaganda classic that has been working its evil for 100 years.
Scofield, a convicted criminal and described by one American newspaper as “a shyster”, was commissioned to rewrite the King James Bible by inserting Zionist-friendly notes. The idea was to change the Christian view of Zionism by creating and promoting a pro-Zionist sub-culture within Christianity. The Oxford University Press appointed Scofield as editor, and the Scofield Reference Bible was born.
It introduced a new worship icon, the modern state of Israel, which did not exist until 1948 but was already being “prepped” on the drawing board of the world Zionist movement.
It appealed to the impressionable and was seized on by religious chancers who have used inappropriate methods to establish a large and dangerously un-Christian fringe to the Christianity movement. They call themselves Christian Zionists.
Here is how Grace Halsell explained the rehashed Biblical message:
Simply stated, it is this: every act taken by Israel is orchestrated by God, and should be condoned, supported and even praised by the rest of us. Never mind what Israel does, say the Christian Zionists. God wants this to happen…Scofield said that Christ cannot return to earth until certain events occur: The Jews must return to Palestine, gain control of Jerusalem and rebuild a temple, and then we all must engage in the final, great battle called Armageddon. Estimates vary, but most students of Armageddon theology agree that as a result of these relatively recent interpretations of Biblical scripture, 10 to 40 million Americans believe Palestine is God's chosen land for the Jews.
The problem, she said, was the belief system of Christian Zionists. “They believe that what Israel wants is what God wants. Therefore, it is perfectly acceptable to give the green light to whatever it is Israel wants and then conceal this from the American people. Anything, including lies, theft, even murder, is justified as long as Israel wants it.”
Those pseudo-Christians, who would have us all believe that God is some kind of racist real estate agent, thereafter made her life a misery.