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We need not inform the generality of our readers that the sect called Darbyites were founded by him, and have been called after him to the present day, sometimes Darbyites, and sometimes Drivers.
Meanwhile, while true Darbyites are as politically dispassionate as any other pre-millenialism, in giving a blueprint for establishing a second coming, Darby made it possible for pre-millenialism to be as activist as post-millenialism.
As I read these words, I understood why Darbyites, with their Scofield Reference Bible, tried to assign this way of life to some future dispensation and not viable for this present age.
Alec, yes the Darbyites have taken over a certain edge of the "popular Christian culture" and though my church actually condemns these views many Catholics don't realize this.