Dr. John Nelson Darby a Heretic? – Father of Pretrib/Dispensational Teaching Denied Jesus’ Atonement?

Some have wondered why we have pronounced such a strong objection to pretribulational and dispensational teachings. Here are more reasons why! Dr. John Nelson Darby was a heretic and from him we unarguably have the pretrib and dispensational teachings that permeate many churches today. The arsenic of these teachings have setup many for greater deceptions such as those going with the likes of Chuck Missler down the Nephilim heresy path! (See Herescope article linked here for more)

Here is an article to take the serious Bible believer to hard evidence they have been deceived (if you are following the pretrib/dispensational path) the deception is old but we have to remember the deceiver, Satan is older still!

Excerpt from, “Mr. Grant On “The Darby Brethren”by C. H. Spurgeon – From the June 1869 Sword and Trowel

In association with the doctrine that much of the sufferings of Christ on the cross were without any atoning object or effect, Mr. Darby, advancing a step farther, denies that the atonement for our sins consisted even in Christ’s death. But as it is probable some persons will find it difficult to believe that any man, professing to hold evangelical principles, and especially the leader of an important religious sect, also professing to be sound in the faith, could entertain such notions, and that I must have misunderstood Mr. Darby’s meaning—it is due to him, and may be desirable for the reader, that I should quote his own words.


“The same sentiments are expressed in various other portions of Mr. Darby’s writings; and even in some respects in language more objectionable still. That part of his theory, that Christ suffered much and long on the cross before there was anything of an atoning nature in his agonies, and simply as lying under the wrath of God in his character as King of Israel, is brought out more fully and more plainly than in the extract I have given. This is, in effect, to say that Christ actually had sins of his own in virtue of the relation which he sustained to the Jewish nation, as their king or head. There is something inexpressibly painful in the idea that our Lord suffered on the cross in any other capacity than as the Substitute or Sin-bearer for us. There is not a sentence in the word of God which gives the slightest sanction to it, but the contrary:—’While we were yet sinners Christ died for us;’ ‘He was made sin for us who knew no sin.’ Mr. Darby says he did know sin as the King of Israel. ‘He died for our sins and rose again for our justification; he died for our sins according to the Scriptures;’ ‘Who gave himself for our sins;’ ‘He is the propitiation for our sins;’ ‘Who bore our sins in his own body on the tree;’ ‘Who washed us from our sins in his own blood,’ etc.

There is much more on the Spurgeon Archive article, it is a must read if you’ve been sucked into the lies.  Darby’s teachings are damnable heresies period!

2 Peter 2:1-3 “But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.”

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