PTB32c: Listen to Literal Bible on Inspiration, Interpretation, and the ASPI.

Hefley with his books on The Conservative Resurgence helped the non-intellectuals like Adrian Rogers and the other of the 10 SBC Takeover Presidents of the Judge Pressler and Paige Patterson Takeover define the falsely called Conservative Resurgence.   Conservative, a non-Bible word, would at least have been consistent with literal Bible had it gone back to the first century of “the faith once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 3), rather than starting the definition of conservative with the fundamentalists movement of 1909, alias Scofieldism.  With few exceptions both the fundamentalists and the 10 takeover Presidents and their supports were Scofield conservatives, and by and large it was often the unspoken elephant in the room.  Below is what Patrick Oden of Fuller Theological Seminary writes on the influence of Scofield on fundamentalism.  {}

    “One of the most influential movements in 20th Century American religious history, or for that matter general history, has been Fundamentalism.  From its beginnings in the late 19th century through its peak in the early decades of this century and now entering into another century, Fundamentalism has shaped and impacted our society in a multitude of ways.  It is of a nature where one appreciates or one despises it, there is not much of a middle ground of opinion to be found.  On account of this great influence it would behoove us to look at one of the foundational thinkers and writers of this movement, C.I. Scofield.  He was, arguably, the single greatest force in the development and dispersion of dispensational thought, and all other aspects which made up Fundamentalism.  It is the goal of this paper, then, to look at Dr. Scofield, examining first his life, then focusing especially on a selection of his own writings so as to gain an understanding of his thought and emphases.  I will, finally, seek to understand his influence, good and bad, on the movement and through this on society as a whole.  If one wants to understand a movement, it is often a great first step first to examine those of whom the movement exalted as leaders, thereby gaining and understanding of those attributes of thought and deed that a movement holds important.  C.I. Scofield was exalted within Fundamentalism as a leader and thinker without rival, so it is him that we shall seek to understand.”

Dr. Hefley’s book and views have helped today’s Scofield mites justify and mischaracterize the false warfare they waged against better Christian brothers whose careers and reputations they destroyed, attempting to define “Conservative” as going back to Scofield of 1909, subtly not even mentioning the name of Scofield himself, sort of like many Bible teachers hardly ever speak of Satan.  Hundreds and hundreds are the names of Southern Baptist leaders and preachers are listed in the back of Hefley’s book THE CONSERVATIVE RESURGENCE IN THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION like Criswell, Adrian Rogers, Charles Stanley, Judge Pressler, and Paige Patterson, yet in a failure of intellectual honesty in journalism and Baptist history, not once is Scofield and Chalmers, co-founders of the DTS, hotbed at foundation and now, of Scofieldism, mentioned even once.  Truth and a crisis in truth, that Hefley strives to yell out loud, must have fewer omissions to be completely true even as the remnants of the resurgent rebels of today.  While Hefley in his conservative resurgence half-truths does go astray from the beginning of the book with conservative as synonymous with the 1909-1910 fundamentalism movement, he never mentions the faith once for all delivered, nor the sound doctrine of the Bible, or Bible over theology.  That is a master of half-truth and therefore deception by omission.

The resurgent rebels of the SBC, which made themselves in a majority by both eliminating the then minority and replacing total leadership for 10 years in the SBC, not only covered up by selective omission of Scofield, always the elephant in the room, but also with a Cover up Inspiration and Interpretation of the Bible.  Even Cranfield in his editing of the 17 volume of B.H. Carrol’s AN INTERPRETATION OF THE ENGLISH BIBLE, misused inspiration itself as defined by that noble leader of Southern Baptists after the Civil War in his book INSPIRATION OF THE BIBLE.

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