How Dispensationalism Was Born

The individuals named on the last pages of this book all believe or believed that Christ would return after antichrist was revealed, after the Church goes through the persecution of antichrist upon the Church, and after God's wrath upon antichrist. 

Some of these men did not believe in a 1,000 year millennial reign. Some were trinitarians. Some were gnostics. Some where Catholics. Some were Protestants. Some are Apostolics. What they were is not as important as the fact that they all were in agreement on the one vital question of the timing of the Lord's Coming. In fact, not a single man existed of any century from the time of Christ until around 1800 that ever knew or thought of a Pre-Trib, Mid-Trib, Pan-Trib, or Pre-Wrath rapture. Mention of any of these four theories is completely missing from the sacred history and from profane history from the very beginning.

The first use of Bible prophecy in any major way to point to or away from the identity of the antichrist system was that of Fransico Ribera, Circa 1534-1591 who wrote a 500 page commentary alleging that the Protestant interpretation of the Catholic Church as the antichrist system and the Pope as the antichrist, was false. It was Ribera's goal to draw heat away from the Catholic Church. To accomplish this, he used the writings of the ancient pre and post Nicene fathers to prove that the antichrist system and the antichrist would rise to power at the last three and one half years of the tribulation period. Ribera correctly theorized that in order for the Catholic Church and the Pope to meet this identity, the last three and one half years of the tribulation must be either imminent, or in process. Although he was guessing, to draw heat away from the Catholic Church, time has proven that his guess was more accurate than that of the Protestant Historicist, who believed the tribulation was then upon the world and it would end in three and one half years with the destruction of the Catholic Church and the Pope. This of course did not happen! 

Looking back from the present year of 1998, we may agree with Ribera's guessing, that if indeed the Catholic Church and the Pope had fit that identity at that time (1590), then the tribulation is totally past and all that is left is the imminent event of the rapture. Some believe this and call it the "historist view" of the Lord's coming. But Ribera was correct in saying that antichrist would rise to power and set up the last three and a half years of the tribulation. Even Dispensationalist agree with this. How then could the Catholic church be the antichrist system when it had already been set up for centuries. Its existence and power was not limited to three and a half years in a future great tribulation. Therefore there must come another system that will be set up in the last three and a half years, a system that received a deadly wound which was healed and is resurrected back to power (Rev. 13:1-3). For the Catholic Church to fit this, it would have to suffer a deadly wound, and be incognito until the three and a half years of the tribulation period would begin. No one has come forward to prove this has or will happen to the Catholic Church, in the same measure it has happened to old Israel. Only old Israel as a nation fits this profile and identity. Old Israel received a deadly wound in 70 AD and this wound was healed in 1948 AD. This is a revived system that everyone agrees will birth out of the midst, an antichrist to rule with the power of the first beast and continue for forty two months. This system will inherit that snake throne that ruled out of Mount Moriah, and under whose reign, Christ was crucified. What is not settled in many minds, is if it will be antichrist old Israel revived from a deadly wound, or the Catholic Church revived from a deadly wound. These are the only two we may choose from. Some think the split of the Eastern Catholics from the Western Catholics was the deadly wound. Some think the Protestant reformation was the deadly wound. These explanations fail to meet the test of one or the other being dead or near dead from a wound, to the extent, so as to not exist in public as being alive. Neither Catholic branch fulfills the symbolism of a deadly wound. In spite of the multiple theories existing today, Darby's dispensationalism, improved upon by Larkin, Scofield, Ironside, DeHan, Pentecost, Walvoord, Kirban, Lindsey, et al, still makes the Catholic Church the antichrist. They believe the Pope will prove to be the antichrist and he will move to Jerusalem and take over the world. 

It was John Nelson Darby, an outstanding Minister among the Brethren Church, who developed the doctrines now known as dispensationalism. It is claimed that Darby was a lawyer and as such a member of the secret order of Freemasonry. His interest in Bible prophecy came out of what he learned in the lodge from the Jewish interpretation of the ages known as Cabalism. Being an alleged "Christian Mason" he arranged Cabalist theories with prophecy until he forged a new interpretation, unheard of in any previous age of Church history. There is no secret that Freemasonry was anti-Catholic, and fought it at every opportunity. This hatred goes back to the murder of Jacques Demolay, a celebrated French Mason and fellow member of the Illuminati. Freemasonry quickly infiltrated nearly all Protestant groups and they were often the voices who accused the Catholic Church of being Mystery Babylon the Great. These quickly accepted Darby's new revelations and they became entrenched in America at the turn of the twentieth century. The American Baptist picked up the doctrine, and Larkin, Scofield, and Ironside made it famous and accepted. Today, the Dallas Theological Seminary, full of Masonic instructors and having a history of Masonic control, is the world heart of Darby's dispensational doctrine. This is the home of the famous Freemasons, Dwight Pentecost and John Walvoord. These secret Freemasons took teaching positions and became university instructors who later wrote nearly all the commentaries that alleged the Catholic Church was the Great Whore. Freemasonry makes its own boast of having originated and developed out of the Illuminati, Rosicrucians, and the Cabalist orders of Judaism. Albert Pike makes the claim that Freemasonry is founded upon the Jewish Cabbalah:

"All truly dogmatic religions have issued from the Kabalah and return to it. Everything scientific and grand in the religious dreams of all the Illuminati, Jacob Boehme, Swedenborg, Saint Martin, and others, is borrowed from the Kabalah; all the Masonic associations owe to it their Secrets and their symbols" (Morals and Dogmas, page 744). 

It is within the frame-work of the Cabbalah that dispensationalism has its birth. Darby adapted a Cabalist interpretation to Bible prophecy, and this called for the central idea of Jewish restoration to the Abraham Covenant, and this included the land. All of it was false! For this reason, Darby placed old Israel as the hope and fulfillment of dispensationalism, and not the Church of Jesus Christ. Everything is made to revolve around old Israel instead of the Church. Mount Moriah is the focus instead of Mount Zion, where a precious cornerstone was laid on the day of Pentecost. The Cabalah begins with God and ends in the Malkuth kingdom of restored old Israel as the "shekhinah." Darby begins with God and ends with the restored kingdom of old Israel, the shekhinah returned. The Cabbalah weaves the travels of the shekhinah Jews in exile, through a number of distinct dispensations of achievement, through thirty two paths (degrees) of struggles, finally emerging out of the midst as a nation in which every Jewish person is a part of shekhniah. The godhead of humanism, comes to its greatest personalization in restored Talmudic Judaism, according to the Cabalah. Is this not the real fulfillment of man sitting in the temple as God? Do not the Mormons sit in their temples as little gods? Ask the Mormons where they got the idea of all their males becoming little gods, and they will tell you from the Cabalah and Jewish teachings. Do not the mystics of India, China, and the orient, sit in their temples as little gods on their way to a higher level of god-head? Why do Cabalist compare their secret teachings to those of the Hindu mystics? Does not Cabalism merge this godhead of humanity into Talmudism, and in rejecting Jesus Christ, go and sit in their temples as if they are more holy and greater than GOD himself who came in the flesh? Is it not from this position as gods, that they condemned and continue to do all things to blot out the memory of Jesus Christ from the earth? Is this not the true meaning of sitting in the temple as God? Does this not in a sense mean they make themselves gods when they reject Jesus Christ and become superior to him in their denials? 

Each man and woman reaching godhead is the central teaching of Cabalah. In Cabalah, there is no Saviour, no vicarious atonement, and no suffering Messiah who comes to redeem the souls of the lost:

"The mystical ecclesia of Israel, the religious community, is the Shekhinah (Kabalah, Charles Ponce, pg 72."

Most believe the shekhinah is the Spirit of God. This word is not in the Bible and any use of it comes right out of Jewish mysticism. It is owing to our ignorance that we use it because it sounds impressive and has a Jewish twang to it. Talmudic Jews believe that all Jews in exile have a measure of the shekhinah in them. They believe the shekhinah is the wife of God, and that in redeeming harlot Israel, God is really getting back the half of him that he lost, by evicting her into exile out of the land of old Israel. Talmudic Jews believe God is still married to old Israel. Exactly in agreement with Scriptures, they say old Israel is not a widow! They reject the divorce in Jer. 3:8 and what Jesus accomplished on Calvary. They believe that God is incomplete as long as old Israel is not restored as his feminine goddess consort:

". . .the Shekhinah was originally thought of as God=s indwelling or presence. We also mentioned that the Kabalists later took up this idea of presence & made of it a part of God, a feminine part, pointing out that when the Biblical statement was made to the effect that God's Shekhinah went into exile with Israel, a portion of God Himself went into exile. The redemption of this feminine helpmate of God is actually the redemption of a portion of God Himself (Kabbalah, Charles Ponce, pg 219)."

The Shekhinah doctrine in essence, teaches that old Israel is still the wife of God, that she shares godhead, and is a goddess! It teaches that the Law Covenant was not ended on Calvary. The Talmud teaches that there remains an unfulfilled covenant for old Israel to complete. This is the basis of Pre-Tribism and Darby's dispensationalism, and it comes right out of Jewish mysticism (darkness), not your Bible! This doctrine denies that the Church is the wife of God. It totally destroys the New Testament, and Baxter is friends with these seed of the whore, and plays word games with them? If he is looking for a word, why not turn to Jesus Christ, his Church, or her sons (Ministers), why go to the seed of the adulteress, the confessed antichrist, as if they have a private message from God for he and us?

ISA 57:3 . . .ye sons of the sorceress, the seed of the adulterer and the whore. 

Whoever might say anything against the Cabalah or Talmudism, or one of these sons of the sorceress, is said to have commited blasphemy against the shekhinah and is worthy of death! If this is not making man God and then going to sit in the Temple as God, it will never find a greater fulfillment anywhere. Chaim Richman believes he is a son of the whore and thus part of the shekhinah, and this fact of confession makes him an agent of this false female god! He is delighted that Baxter comes to him as a little god, for answers to his dispensational riddles. Richman is a believer in Cabalism and as such believes that:

"The work of redemption is the sole responsibility of man (Kabalah, Charles Ponce, page 228)." (This means Jesus Christ is not needed.)

With the above doctrine taught in a Masonic lodge, the Freemasons believe exactly as the Jews, that they have a greater salvation without Christ through Cabalistic secret teachings. In their beliefs, Jesus was a philosopher, teacher, rabbi, or perhaps a good or bad man, but he is only equal to Nimrod, Osiris, Buddha, Hiram Abif, Solomon, Plato, Aristotle, Pythagoras, Euclid, Philo, Einstein, et al. To some, Jesus was only a man from whom God spoke. They believe Christ had no deity. They believe God the father was in Christ, as he was all the above men of intellect and philosophy. How could he be the Lord of Glory if he was only a man (1Cor. 2:8)? 

Masons believe that each member must believe in a GAOTU, but this entity need not be the God of the Bible. This god can be a man, a monkey, a snake, an idol, the cosmic mind, the sun, the moon, any of the planets, or any other gnostic object of veneration. Masons are saved by their own works in the lodge, not that of Christ on the Cross. Masons are in "Christian Churches," but they refuse to say a non-Christian Mason is lost and will be damned to hell if they reject Jesus. They do so because many Jews are Masons, many Hindus are Masons, many Buddhist are Masons, many Moslems are Masons, many communists are Masons, many Nazis were Masons, and many perverted college and university professors are Masons! The Masonic lodge teaches Cabalistic Judaism at this very point; That redemption comes through secret knowledge, the fruit of the forbidden tree, and the efforts and works of man, not Jesus Christ. Likewise, the Judiazers think they are saved and obtain righteousness by their human effort of keeping the Law of an abolished system. Paul taught this was a false doctrine. No person is justified by human effort without Jesus Christ (Gal 2:16, 21). 

John Nelson Darby borrowed from Masonic falsehood and with their Cabalistic interpretation of Bible prophecy, he invented a way for Jews to be saved without Jesus Christ. He alleged the seventieth week of Daniel was not fulfilled, therefore seven years of Law were not nailed to the Cross. He alleged there was a secret gap between the sixty ninth and the seventieth week. In this secret gap or parenthesis, God put a >secret Church whom he said the old Testaments Prophets never prophesied about or saw by revelation. Then he concluded the present 2,000 year scheme with the seventieth week of Daniel and gets the Jews saved through seven years of restored Law-keeping. In his ignorance however, Darby accepted Cabalism and the Babylonian Talmud as a replacement of the Law. Like most Pre-Tribs, Mid-Tribs, Pan-Tribs, and Pre-Wrath; he believed that the seven years will not be the restored Law of the Pentateuch, but God's alleged acceptance of Babylonian Talmudic mysticism, that interprets the Torah different then Moses taught it. When he felt his new scheme of doctrine was throughly Bible proofed, John Nelson Darby stepped out into the world as a Minister of the Brethren Church, and the Scriptures on the Parousia of Jesus Christ have seldom ever been interpreted Apostolically since. Today, we cannot speak of Bible prophecy without Darby's Cabalistic/Masonic interpretations being spoken by someone in an angry spirit, such as: "I'll die a Pre-Trib."

Solomon's Temple, rebuilt as the Temple on Mount Moriah, is the talk of Freemasons, prophecy dabblers, and deceived Christians. The excitement of a rebuilt Temple is at the very core and expectation of all dispensationalist. Dwight Pentecost and John Walvoord were Freemason sympathizers who advertized this restoration. And many of our Oneness Brethren think these men are Apostles. The dispensational doctrines of these men destroy the teachings of Christ in Matthew 24 and elsewhere. Believing the dispensationalism of these false teachers, along with that of Salem Kirban and Hal Lindsey, Oneness dispensationalist, aid in fulfillment of the Masonic lodge's vision and dream of Babylonian Cabalism being the final religion of all the world. Albert Pike prophesied it and all Masons will work until it is fulfilled. To Masons, this is when their world leader becomes the head of the corner, and when Kabalism through restored Judaism is head of the nations, and the Christ rejecting Talmudic Law goes forth from Jerusalem. 

Darby was deceived by these antichrist ideas in messianic Cabalism. Because of this, he continued the Masonic accusation that the Catholic Church was the antichrist system and the Pope the antichrist. Darby did this for a different reason. He saw the Catholic Church and the Pope as the guilty source of hindering fulfillment of Cabalistic prophecy, in not allowing the Jews to return to old Israel and fulfill their special destiny as the chosen people of God. So Darby set the idea that the Jews were a clock and time-piece that God would use to show the time of the end of the Catholic Church and the Pope. The entire scheme of Darby climaxed in the destruction of the Catholic Church. Darby believed there would only be a few alive at the rapture who would be saved. He started the fall away doctrine that sticks with us today. By fall away Darby believed the Church would backslide to the devil. Lets briefly review the text: 

2TH 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition. 

The words "falling away," Strong's Greek 646. apostasia, the same as Grk647; defection from truth (prop. the state) ["apostasy"]:-falling away, forsake. 

Strong adds his own commentary here that apostasia means defection from truth. Fact is, the word is Greek and they did not attribute apostasia as a departure from Truth. The letter "a" here is a negative in the Greek and means "NO." The word "apostasia" means to stand, and infers to be morally or spiritually upright, or righteous. By placing the "a" in front of the word apostasia it literally means not morally or spiritually upright or unrighteous. Hence, Noah was found RIGHTEOUS in an UNRIGHTEOUS generation. Jesus pointed to this apostasy before his second coming and likened it to Noah's day.  The meaning of apostasy, apostate, or apostasia, is immorality or gross wickedness.  Departure from the Apostolic truth may lead to a falling from grace, but it is not the fall of the backslider here referenced to, but that into which they fell, the apostasia or general falling away of society, is the true meaning. What Paul is here saying is that the Day of the Lord will NOT COME except there be gross immorality first, out of which the man of sin will himself be revealed. If we say that the falling away is the devil defeating the Apostolic Church, then it is the falling away Apostolic Church out of which the man of sin will be birthed. This is false. The falling away that produces the man of sin out of the midst of it, will be gross immorality of general society. To bear witness to this world-wide gross immorality, falling away, Jesus pointed to the day of Noah as a description of the immoral behavior of the general society, as being parallel to that generation when he returns. The falling away then is not those who have departed from the Apostolic Faith. It is not the backsliding of saints. It is general society no longer standing upright morally and guided by righteousness. Will this affect the Church? Yes, but it will not prevail against or defeat the Church. 

Even as Noah finished the work of the ark in the midst of a perverse world, so, the endtime Men of God will complete the work of the Gospel in the midst of a perverse world. Our task does get harder. The temptations are greater. We are faced with more mockers and blasphemers. We do see backsliding. But there will yet be a great and mighty Apostolic revival. In the face of gross immorality, sin will abound, but grace will much more abound. The devil thinks he can invent and multiply sin. The answer of Jesus Christ to these snares, is to forgive them, if people will repent. In this manner, Jesus remains the victor over sin. The power of forgiveness through the shed blood, is power against every device of the devil. Do we want immorality to increase? No! The Church will always be pure, it is imperfect people, being abused by satan through sin, that are impure. It is only when we are willing to fight against the devil's game and reach out for souls, that we stand up against the general apostasy, the falling away, and prove the Church to be on the Rock and victorious. With this in mind, let me encourage you to preach the Apostolic Doctrine, and if a Preacher, Church, or a whole religious organization backslides and joins the general apostasy, the Church will still not end in defeat or become apostate. The Apostolic Church will not be talked out of a mighty Apostolic revival by Pre-Tribs, with their sad-faced theories, brow-beating us, calling us names, and attempting to discourage us that God will not move through us to reach all nations.  

The idea that Rome is the falling away, because she departed from the Apostolic Church is false. This is a false doctrine that teaches that Rome was once the true Apostolic Church. The papacy never was a part of the true Apostolic Church! It is a false doctrine to teach that the Catholic Church is represented as the Thyatira Church. Such doctrine teaches that the Divine Truths passed through the Catholic Church, which had a candle on fire, representing the Spirit of God in its midst. I am sorry, but this idea of Church age dispensationalism is a false doctrine. The Catholic Church never had a true messenger of God leading it. If Thyatira was a type of the Catholic Church, had a messenger, or Pastor, in this case a Pope, then someone needs to explain how God accepted the trinitarian papacy as a representative of his Bride, for how ever long it is claimed the Thyatira Church age lasted? 

The idea that Protestantism is the falling away, is also false! She never was a part of the Apostolic Church. We do not need to falsify falling away to prove that Rome and Protestantism are false religious systems. These systems will mature out to be whatever seed they are. A seed of corn when planted will grow and mature out to reproduce itself for what it is, in the ear. So Catholicism and Protestantism will mature out to reveal the seed they are. Those who are Spiritual can tell already what seed they are. If they teach the trinity doctrine, they are of Babylon the Great, not of God's Church! Some trinity Protestant groups were never a part of the Catholic Church, but that does not mean they are not of Mystery Babylon. There are Protestant groups that split out of Protestant groups. Not being birthed directly by the Catholic Church, they are still of mystery Babylon. This needs to be clarified because some are teaching that just because a group believes in the trinity, that makes them a daughter of Rome. Is this true? Preaching the trinity makes them all have a Mystery Babylonian association, but this also applies to the Jews. 

The ancient Jews believed in a trinity of gods right after coming out of Egypt. Joshua told them to choose, and as for he and his house they would serve the LORD. This was the difference between old Testament true Judaism and the pagan trinity religions. Unknown to many, the trinity doctrine as taught by the Catholic Church, was believed by paganized Jews in the old Testament for centuries. This was in the person of Baal, Ashtoreth, and Tammuz. Millions of Jews died trinitarians. Elijah stood against trinitarianism on Mount Carmel when he defied the godhead of Baal, and all the old Israelites who worshiped that trinity godhead. Scholars recognize Baal, Ashtoreth, and Tammuz as Canaanite copies of Asshur (Nimrod), Ishtar (Semiramis), and Vul (Tammuz). It was not a difficult gap for Jews to bridge in converting the one true God into three god-persons. Once Babylonian mysticism and theory was adopted anything became possible. The Jewish Cabalists, known in Christ's day as Pharisees, held a secret oral doctrine of a trinity in God, many centuries before 325 AD. The use of the triangle to teach a trinity was first used by Jewish Cabalists and borrowed from them by the Catholic Church. In fact, the trinity doctrine came to Nicaea from Alexandria, Egypt. Athanasius learned it from Jewish instructors at the universities there where he studied, who got it from Philo, who got it from a mixture of Babylonianism, gnosticism, and Platoism. The Catholic Church is not the mother of the trinity. Jewish trinitarianism predates the Catholic Church by nearly 1,325 years. The Jewish Kabalah hid the trinity, but it was still secretly believed: 

"The Kabalah is important because the Christian doctrine of the trinity may be found hidden there (Kabalah, Charles Ponce, pg 228)."  A person need not belong to a Masonic lodge or the Cabalist secret orders, to preach what they believe! Just preach dispensationalism, and you are in agreement. Darby and his dispensational doctrines are the primary reason that many refuse to think of old Israel as the great whore. What whore could be greater then a former divorced wife of God? In order for Darby's teachings to gain acceptance world-wide, he had to distance old Israel from the identity of being the source out of which the antichrist system would rebirth, and out of the midst of which antichrist would be born. It was commonly believed that antichrist would rule from Jerusalem and Mount Moriah. To remove any idea that the antichrist might be Jewish, Darby suggested that the answer to this was that the Pope himself would go to Jerusalem and set up a throne. It was John Darby, who developed the theories now preached as dual covenant dispensationalism among Oneness Churches. It was Edward Irving and a thirteen year old girl named Margaret McDonald, who around 1830, came up with the idea of a two-phased, yo yo, split-rapture, to get the Church out of the way of the Jews and the seventieth week, which would conclude with the final and fourth rapture. This is all falsehood! 

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