Dispensationalism: Occult Roots
In this series the term "Dispensationalism" refers to the theological system invented in the 1830's by Plymouth Brethren founder, John Nelson Darby (Nov. 18, 1800 — April 29, 1882). While there may be controversy over whether he was the first person to conceive of the pre-tribulation rapture and two distinct peoples of God doctrines, it is certain he played a huge role in systematizing and promoting dispensational theology. His doctrines are found in C. I. Scofield's Old Scofield Study Bible—copyright 1909 and 1917 and are the foundation for other dispensational works.
This series of charts and articles is published to make you aware that J.N. Darby marked his bible translation, The Holy Scriptures: A New Translation from the Original Languages by J. N. Darby, and his theological writings with Theosophical/occult vocabulary and doctrines.John Darby's Christ Compared to Alice Bailey's Theosophical Christ
John Nelson Darby Waited For "the Coming One"
John Darby's Pre-Tribulation Rapture Alterations to the Bible (John Darby inserted the message of imminence into many prophetic verses of scripture.)
John Nelson Darby's Version: Based on Corrupt Texts (John Darby was a Forerunner of the Modern Bible Versions Movement.)John Darby Version: Doctrinal Changes to the Bible (In view of John Darby's departure from historic Christian beliefs, let us examine his bible.)
Occult/New Age markings on the John Darby Version
Scofield Study Bibles Marked With Masonic Symbolism
Theosophists Look for the "Consummation of the Age"
Darby/Scofield's"coming in flesh" Christ is Antichrist
J.N. Darby's Doctrinal Changes to Second Thessalonians Chapter 2
J.N. Darby's and Scofield's "Habitable Earth/World" Doctrine
John Darby Version Removed "Damned" and "Damnation" (Cyrus Scofield (via his marginal notes) replaced "damnation" with words found in the critical Greek Text--such as judgment. (J.N. Darby and Cyrus Scofield replaced hell (place of fire and torment) with "hades" which means the place of the dead.)
John Darby Version Replaced "World" with "Age"
George Müeller Chose His Bible Over Darby's Doctrines
Also see the related section about another prominent Plymouth Brethren leader, Thomas Newberry: George Ricker Berry English Interlinear: Corrupt
For further study see EXTERNAL LINKS BELOW:
Scofield's use of the Critical Text and the AV
Dispensationalism and the King James Bible by James Whisler