Thursday, December 29, 2011

Dissecting Dispensationalism: Pt 1 The Protocols of Zion

(Disclaimer: i do support the right of Israel to exist as a country, and acknowledge that believing in Jesus Christ is the ONLY way to eternal life. That said, i have respect for Judaism as i do other faiths, but acknowledge that Christ is THE way. any comments defending Jews, or not defending Jews are because i believe the stance to be true.)

The Protocols

Like Dracula, the Protocols of Zion just keep coming back. "The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion" are basically bandied about as the plans of a "secret Jewish conspiracy to take over the world" by purchasing, then controlling everything. That's my understanding anyways, and since it doesn't involve a man with a scarred face and a Persian cat, I'm inclined to think it's too silly to be true.

Read more here:

As far as I know, no serious scholar accepts these as legitimate. On top of that, they were debunked quite a long time ago.

How does it relate to dispensationalism?

They're only tangentally related, having their origins in Russia. The Protocols are connected only because people within dispensationalism have used them as proof for one thing or another.

This article mentions a dispensational minister using them to blame Jews for various ills.

And a fascinating article that provides evidence that some other dispensationalists used to accept the Protocols. Dispensationalists have since flip-flopped into nearly unwavering support for Israel as a nation. The article also explains why there has been a change of heart.

So there's your tenuous connection to dispensationalism. Dispensationalists used to believe Jews were the bane of all people, but now provide overwhelming support for Jews and Israel.

Why is it the Protocols were used to support dispensationalism, but now refute it?

My take, is that those who support Israel carte blanche, may actually want the protocols to be true and those against a "favortism" of Jews/Israel would use the Protocols as proof of evil. Both are extremely dangerous positions to hold.

So, are the Protocols legit?

We see they spread confusion. It also resulted in quite alot of antisemitism, and were used as rationale to kill millions of Jews.

If they were true, confusion would be transformed into understanding.

2 Corinthians 14:33

"For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints."

Well, let's get to it.

A book about the protocols is finding acceptance in the Arabic and Muslim world. Interesting, since "those people" are typically the boogie-man du jour and supposedly always out to get everyone, especially Israel. One would think they would least like the Protocols to be false, yet they are readily accepting the truth that the Protocols are lies.

The above wiki at the beginning of this post on the Protocols provides a side-by-side comparison of the works quoted below.

"In 1921 the Times of London published convincing proof that The Protocols were largely plagiarized from books published decades earlier—primarily The Dialogue in Hell Between Machiavelli and Montesquieu, by Maurice Joly (1864) and Biarritz by Hermann Goedsche (1868)."

The article is good too. It goes on to claim that Russia (where the Protocols came from) has declared them fraudulent, and that even the Nazis knew they were false.

They also quote Joseph Goebbels' OWN WORDS:

"I believe that The Protocols of the Elders of Zion are a forgery … [However,] I believe in the intrinsic, but not in the factual, truth of The Protocols,"

I don't know about you, but Goebbels' opinion that these are a forgery is the only thing I'd ever agree with him on.

And another article that highlights the plagiarism. If you have any doubts that the Protocols are fake, this article should remove those quite well.

Despite the overwhelming proof the Protocols are not a legitimate document, there are people who still believe them. Though I couldn't find anyone who could prove their veracity, especially in light of the evidence of forgery, many people still hold to them.

This below article is pretty representative of some of the "truth" claims. That is, they just kind of ignore the forgery claims, or worse, poo-poo them without looking at the evidence. Maybe I'm doing that on the opposing side, but the evidence of fraud is, in my opinion, airtight.

I completely disagree with this author as he claims the Bible is nothing but proof that the Jews have it out for everyone.

The problem is, they attack the idea that Israel in the Bible is God's chosen people using the Canaanite conquest as proof that Jews feel superior. I've already addressed that here: (
and here: ( that the conquest of Canaan had little or nothing to do with "racial superiority". While there was landgrabbing, this too is addressed.

This "proof" article also claims that Jews want to enslave all gentiles, but nothing could be further from the truth. Rather, God has always wanted to use Jews (and now Christians) to draw gentiles as well as Jews into right relationship with Him. All are sinners, yet God chose us if we accept His offer. Israel, historically was always meant to be a light, an example to the gentiles. So where is the "proof" that Jews and Israel were meant to enslave gentiles?

Here's proof that God intended the opposite.

Deuteronomy 10:19

"Love ye therefore the stranger: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt."

The entire book of Jonah is dedicated to a Jew, Jonah, leading a group of gentiles-mortal enemies of the Jews no less-to repentence.

Isaiah 42

6 I the Lord have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles; 7 To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.

Isaiah 49

6 And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth. 7 Thus saith the Lord, the Redeemer of Israel, and his Holy One, to him whom man despiseth, to him whom the nation abhorreth, to a servant of rulers, Kings shall see and arise, princes also shall worship, because of the Lord that is faithful, and the Holy One of Israel, and he shall choose thee. 8 Thus saith the Lord, In an acceptable time have I heard thee, and in a day of salvation have I helped thee: and I will preserve thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, to establish the earth, to cause to inherit the desolate heritages;

Luke 2

30 For mine eyes have seen thy salvation, 31 Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people; 32 A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel. 33 And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him.

No need to reinvent the wheel. The Protocols of Zion, are in fact nothing more than a reworded plagiarism of an older pulbication. They are not true in any sense of the word. Rather than spending any more time debunking them, maybe someone should prove them. I recommend by starting with addressing the clear evidence of plagiarism.

I have no doubt that there is a plan to "take over the world", but it is not the Jews or Israel. Or even a particular group, a "THEY". Rather, it is Satan as outlined in the book of Daniel and Revelation using various groups to eventually enthrone himself as god. Satan is "god of this world" and as such is the true motivating force behind globalism.

2 Cor 4:4

4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

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