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Christian Zionism through the lens of a black-stone…

blackstonehexagramcrossI have been exploring quite the fascinating little rabbit trail as of late. It began as I was looking through material for my recent post on Scofield and his Rothschild connections/funding, which enabled his “Scofield Bible” to take the Zionist interpretations of the Bible in the form of the doctrine of “Dispensationalism” and disseminate it throughout American Christianity over the course of the 20th century. In the course of this research, three other names kept coming up in connection with Scofield. These would be John Nelson Darby (considered to be the “father of Dispensationalism), Dwight L. Moody (founder of Moody Bible Institute), and a Mr. William E. Blackstone, who was hailed by Superior Court Justice Louis Brandeis as the “father of Christian Zionism). (remember that name Brandeis, we will get back to him in a bit). Together, these four individuals could very well be said to at the very nexus of the inception of Zionism into Christianity during the late 1800’s and into the century that followed.

Image148Much like Scofield, Blackstone himself has no Biblical background but is “self-taught”, and actually comes from a background which is typically described vaguely as “success in business”. Further investigation reveals that he was in the railroad business in Chicago, as his cousin was no one less than Timothy Beach Blackstone, president of the Chicago and Alton Railroad from 1864 through 1899.  William sets aside his endeavors in the railroad business to author a booklet titled “Jesus Is Coming“. Public interest in the prophetic themes of this work eventually led to the creation of prophecy conferences in the late 1800’s often called the “Niagara Conferences“, where the prophetic themes of Dispensationalism, millennialism, and pre-Tribulationalism were all being heavily emphasized and presented in cohesion with one another and notable figures such as Scofield and many others attended. (This I find particularly interesting, since for some time now I have been suspecting that all of these prophetic doctrines have been quite interwoven since their inception, and the Niagara Conferences definitely seem to support this).

Cave in Jerusalem where Blackstone wrote his name
Cave in Jerusalem where Blackstone wrote his name

In 1888, Blackstone embarks on his first “missionary trip” to Palestine and essentially becomes one of the first notable Christian figures to espouse this idea of the persecuted Ashkenazi Jews in places like Russia and Eastern Europe and call for the re-creation of a Jewish Homeland.

Now, this is where it starts to get VERY interesting from a “NWO point of view”…

From “The Gospel According to Rothschild“:

On March 5, 1891, the Chicago businessman and Methodist Episcopal lay worker William E. Blackstone was introduced by Secretary of State James G. Blaine to President Benjamin Harrison in order to present a petition Blackstone authored, ‘Palestine for the Jews.’ ‘What shall be done for the Russian Jews?’ the petition asked, and Blackstone boldly answered:

“Why not give Palestine back to them again? According to God’s distribution of nations, it is their home, an inalienable possession, from which they were expelled by force….Why shall not the powers which under the treaty of Berlin, in 1878, gave Bulgaria to the Bulgarians and Servia to the Servians now give Palestine back to the Jews?…Let us now restore them to the land of which they were so cruelly despoiled by our Roman ancestors.

Nonetheless, Benjamin Harrison did not accept Blackstone’s proposal… Blackstone would send the Memorial to presidents Cleveland and Roosevelt (McKinley had already signed), but official government sympathy for the Zionist project would have to wait for Woodrow Wilson.”

The Blackstone Memorial emerged from the same Reformation and Enlightenment preoccupations with Jews as the original nation whose restoration confirms other ‘natural,’ European nations and comprises both a necessary prerequisite and model for the reconstitution of an authentic, ‘primitive’ Christianity. Blackstone’s contribution to this tradition was to elaborate a fully realized political Zionism that took long-standing religious narratives into the realm of late-nineteenth-century nationalism, colonialism, and imperialism. Indeed, with Blackstone’s petition and related activities antedating by six years the convening of Theodor Herzl’s first Zionist conference in 1897, Nathan Straus and Louis Brandeis thought enough of his practical efforts to flatter the evangelist as ‘the father of Zionism.’

Timothy Beach Blackstone (1829-1900), who was president of the Chicago & Alton Railroad from 1864 to 1899, had been a surveyor for the New York and New Haven Railroad under Col. Roswell B. Mason, who brought Blackstone after him to the Illinois Central Railroad in 1851. (Biography of Timothy B. Blackstone. By Ida Hinsman, 1917.) T.B. Blackstone was one of the financial supporters of his cousin, William Eugene Blackstone (1841-), of Blackstone Memorial fame. Marvin Hughitt, President of the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad, Milton Stewart and his brother, Lyman Stewart, of the Union Oil Company of California, were other financial supporters of W.E. Blackstone. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis administered his funding for evangelizing to Jews…

“The signatories of the Blackstone Memorial included such powerful Wall Street figures as Chauncey M. Depew, John D. Rockefeller and his brother William Rockefeller, William E. Dodge, Frank Loomis, Cyrus W. Field, Russell Sage, and John A. Stewart, as well as Rev. Edward W. Gilman, brother of the president of Johns Hopkins University [Daniel Coit Gilman / S&B 1852]. Their Harriman, Vanderbilt, Guaranty Trust, Skull & Bones, and Standard Oil money and connections have created two world wars to drive the Jews out of Europe and into Palestine; and today, the resulting strife is the pretext for America’s invasion of the Middle East. And E.H. Harriman’s sons elevated the Bush family into the U.S. power elite…

So now we see this self-educated Protestant evangelist being lauded and promoted by the Rothschild agent of Louis Brandeis. This is huge. One could spend days going over all the various ways that the Rothschilds had arguably the largest involvement in the creation of the nation/state of Israel than anything else through such events as the Balfour Declaration and others, but for the sake of this discussion I am focusing on the Blackstone connection.

From “The History of the House of Rothschild“:

“On June 4, Ashkenazi Jew, Louis Dembitz Brandeis is appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States by President Wilson as per his agreed blackmail payment to Samuel Untermyer some three years earlier. Justice Brandeis is also the elected leader of the Executive Committee for Zionist Affairs, a position he has held since 1914.”

(Remember, this is the same “Untermeyer” that was so connected to Scofield and the publishing of the “Scofield Reference Bible”…) Brandeis is the political insider who backs Blackstone in his submissions of the “Blackstone Memorial”, (a petition calling for the restoration of Israel that was funded by the likes of the RockefellersImage149 and J.P. Morgan) first to President Harrison, and then to the much more compliant Wilson.

But indeed, the more you start digging around into all the connections between all these “Blackstone Zionists“, the more you keep coming across these same sorts of eyebrow-raising affiliations. Why do Blackstone and Moody and friends have so many connections to all the “usual suspects”? We’re talking New York bankers, Oil and Railroad tycoons, Yale graduates and “Bonesmen”, Rothschild middle-men, etc., etc. Honestly, the deeper I have dug into it all, the more I it just feels like an exercise in reading the same names over and over again, all pointing back to the same conglomerate of a highly powerful and influential people…

If nothing else, I think what must be absolutely shattered in the mindsets of modern evangelicals, is this preposterous assumption that the state of Israel just ‘miraculously’ came into existence in 1948 as though by the hand of God Himself. I know this is a tender matter for many Christians, but a thorough examination of the matter reveals a very different story. These plans and maneuverings for re-establishing a Jewish state FAR proceeded ’48, or the atrocities of the Holocaust, and can quite transparently be traced back to the same “cabal of kabbalists” who succeeding in robbing the United States of it’s own monetary system, and thus it’s very sovereignty. The “Blackstone lens” reveals that Dispensationalism, “Christian Zionism”, and pre-Trib millennialism were all in fact concepts heavily supported for over one hundred years by Satanically-motivated men who have sold their souls for the cause of the anti-Christ kingdom. I don’t know how else to put it. Either the “conspiracy” is staggeringly real, and far bigger than most people are willing to conceive (including all of the Rothschild/Israel/Zionism elements thereof), or it’s all just a bunch of nonsense so let’s go back to playing Candy Crush… 😉

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(Further links:)
http://www.jewishmag.com/146mag/brandeis_blackstone/brandeis_blackstone.htm
http://jerusalemprayerteam.org/pdf/022505.pdf
http://watch.pair.com/revision.html
http://www.iamthewitness.com/DarylBradfordSmith_Rothschild.htm
http://www.rense.com/general88/hist.htm
http://www.iamthewitness.com/DarylBradfordSmith_Rothschild.htm
http://static1.squarespace.com/static/526009b5e4b0e94ba1d4c2fa/t/52b1be73e4b01c83b9228d5e/1387380339872/WEB+Forgotten+Founder108.pdf
http://www.academia.edu/7243709/Blackstone_William_E._First_Biolan_in_Israel

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Replacement, or Fulfillment…?

cross_temple“Replacement theology”. This is a charge leveled by proponents of Christian Zionism towards those who would dare question the dispensationalist teaching which asserts that Israel is “God’s chosen nation”, and that the most important aspect of this chosen status is the fact that “God promised them the Land”.

The New Testament of the Bible, from beginning to end, endeavors to explain how the mission of Jesus Christ was for God to take on human form, and die in the place of fallen sinful humanity, and rise again, in order that we might have the ability to experience new, resurrected Life ourselves, along with Christ in His Kingdom, if we put our faith in Him. This applies to every man, woman and child on the face of the earth, regardless of race, gender, nationality or age. However, this amazing and profound proclamation is rendered insufficient, and irrelevant, by those who still prefer to cling to concepts of “redemption”, “Messiah”, “kingdom” and “inheritance” which are earthly, and not eternal. This is what “Zionism” is all about, and the reason that “Dual-Covenant theology” was invented.

In the Bible, “Mount Zion” is the mountain of God, the “New Jerusalem”, a city “built not by human hands. (Heb 12:22/23, Heb 11:10, Acts 7:48/49, 2 Cor 5:1)

In this light, “Political Zionism” can really be seen as nothing short of trying to create “heaven on earth”.  This is the theology of “Dominionism”, the aim of bringing into being the occult axiom of “As Above, So Below“.

But getting back to “Replacement Theology”, the accusation which alleges that Christians who deny the existence of any “dual-covenant” are guilty of a most hideous and offensive error, because they are supposedly saying that the Church “replaced” Israel. This is simply a straw man argument, an attempt to discredit the opposing side by means of reframing the entire topic in a way that the Bible itself does not do. It is not a question of “replacing or not replacing”, it is a matter of “fulfilling or not fulfilling”…

The Old Testament is full of things which the New Testament declares to have been “shadows” of realities that are in fact eternal in nature, various forms of prophetic symbolism which in every single case were fulfilled by the Christ and His victory over death. (Hebrews 10)

Did the cross “replace” the sacrifices made on the altar of the Temple, or did it fulfill what was prophesied by the fact of what the sacrifices could never achieve themselves?

Did Christ’s teachings “replace” the Law, or did they fulfill the Law?

Did Jesus “replace” the Sacrifice God called Abraham to make of his son Isaac, or did He fulfill what was prophesied by the ram caught in the thicket?

Did John the Baptist “replace” the prophet Elijah, or did he fulfill what was prophesied about the “Elijah that is to come”?

Did Jesus “replace” Melchizedek, or did he fulfill what was prophesied through the person of Melchizedek and the type of priesthood he held?

Did Jesus’ resurrection “replace” Jonah being spat out of the whale, or Joseph being brought out of the Egyptian prison cell, or did it fulfill what was prophesied through their lives?

Did Jesus “replace” the Ark which saved Noah and his family from the Flood, or did He fulfill what was prophesied and portrayed, as the only way to be saved from eternal death and separation from God…?

The Law. The Prophets. The Patriarchs. The Temple. The Sacrifices. The Priesthood. The festivals. The Sabbaths. The food regulations. The New Moon celebrations. The rite of circumcision. The judges. The Israelite monarchy.

Practically everything which combines into all that can be considered that which constitutes “Israel”, serves a single, profound purpose. “These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ.” (Col. 2:17)

This was the teaching which infuriated the scribes and Pharisees to the point of screaming and gnashing their teeth in rage, and prompted the Pharisees to hunt down and kill the followers of Jesus for decades after His resurrection and ascension. This is the teaching which still flies in the face of modern Judaism (i.e. the Talmudic Rabbinic tradition, the ancestor of Pharisaical Judaism) to this very day. The whole notion of “dual covenant theology” is contradictory to the teachings of Jesus, the content of everything the N.T. writers said, and contrary to very heart of God. The only way Christians can swayed by the false teachings of modern prophecy “scholars” who cite singular, out-of-context verses like “Israel is the apple of His eye” is if they do not bother to stop and read the scriptures, in their entirety, for themselves. This is what false teaching has always relied upon, from the very beginning, and so it is now.

God of course is still in control. The things going on today in the land of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob are still part and parcel to God’s prophetic master plan. 1948 was not necessarily the glorious recreation of the “Promised Kingdom” as Zionists claim it to be, but it didn’t catch God off guard either! The point is that through it all, we must never allow ourselves to get fooled by people who would seek to confuse the “copies and shadows of what it is heaven” with the realities themselves. (Heb 8:5)

The Church is not a “replacement” for Israel, because “Israel”, in the temporal, earthly sense, was a “shadow of what was to come”, the Kingdom of Heaven.