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Dispensationalism and prophecy belief
Christian Zionism in the United States is strongly associated with dispensationalism and belief that we are living in the End Times. Christian Zionism was popularized in the 19th century by C. I. Scofield and his annotated Bible, which became a fundamental work in the development of Christian Zionism and dispensationalism. Hal Lindsey's 1970 book, The Late Great Planet Earth proposed that Armageddon would result from a final conflict between the Soviet Union and Israel. In 1981, Jerry Falwell said, "To stand against Israel is to stand against God. We believe that history and scripture prove that God deals with nations in relation to how they deal with Israel", proof-texting this to Genesis 29:21.