In this short volume, William Cox details his reasons for abandoning the teachings of Scofield, found in his popular Scofield Bible. Cox critiques a few of Scofield's teachings which he thinks are contrary to Scripture's teaching.
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Date:July 16, 2007
Mr. Cox complains that after growing up with the Scofield Reference Bible, he started to confuse Scofield's notes with actual scripture. This is regrettable. But he projects his problem onto everyone, implying we all would eventually do this, and then concludes the notes are therefore dangerous. Now I've had a Scofield Reference Bible for 20 years, and I always considered Scofield's notes as, well,... notes. It seems like Mr. Cox's plunge into so-called Scofieldism is the fault of Mr. Cox himself. He created a problem and then complains he had it. After Mr. Cox created his obsession with "Scofieldism", he then describes his break from it as a 3 step process, similar to a person breaking from alcohol or a cult. He blames Scofield and his "followers". Mr. Cox in his own mind must denounce something or someone other than himself for his obsessive behavior. After blaming Scofield and his "disciples" for his own problem, Mr. Cox begins to present the "subtle danger" that comes from reading the Scofield notes. He creates a few straw men that can be beaten up. He finds notes in the Scofield Bible that many of us today do not agree with and he beats them up. Since Mr. Cox is now part of the Presbyterian Church, they should take notice. He may one day become obsessive, challenge their teaching, break from them, and then blame them for his own behavior in a little booklet. I would call this behavior- Coxism!