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  • The End of the World According to Harold Camping (Part 3)

    from W. Robert Godfrey Apr 21, 2011 Category: Articles

    Camping’s knowledge of Bible verses and confidence led many to follow him as their only leader and teacher. He had become their guru. It is interesting how often people seek someone to follow unquestioningly. This reality has been called the Fuehrerprinzip or the leader principle. Whether a false prophet or a political leader or an intellectual authority, many people want someone whom they can follow simply and blindly. For some listeners to Family Radio, Camping became their leader or guru. Keep Reading
  • The End of the World According to Harold Camping (Part 2)

    from W. Robert Godfrey Apr 20, 2011 Category: Articles

    Camping’s reading of the Bible led him to a curiously self-contradictory method which is at some times excessively literal and at other times wildly allegorical. As an engineer he has had a particular interest in the numbers in the Bible. It is this interest that has led him to reach conclusions about the date of the end of the world. His first date was 1994 and he wrote a book showing the method by which he reached this date and to show how certain it was. Since then he has come to certain conclusions about several other dates, some of which he made public and some of which he did not. His repeated failures in calculating the end of the world have not led to repentance on his part or any basic revision of his method of interpreting the Bible. Keep Reading
  • Lady Gaga: A Psalmist’s Perspective

    from Deborah Finnamore Apr 19, 2011 Category: Articles

    Not many 24 year olds can say that they are in the top ten of Forbes magazine’s list of the 100 most powerful women in the world. Or that their Facebook page has 30,962,180 likes and counting. Or that their face and their fashion are internationally recognizable. Or that they make millions. Keep Reading
  • The End of the World According to Harold Camping (Part 1)

    from W. Robert Godfrey Apr 18, 2011 Category: Articles

    If you were to drive the freeways of southern California, you would see from time to time billboards proclaiming the Judgment Day on May 21, 2011 and declaring that the Bible guarantees it. Presumably these billboards may be seen in many other parts of the country as well. Who is responsible for these signs and what do they really mean theologically? Keep Reading
  • Grace Unknown, or, It’s a Wonderful Life

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Apr 12, 2011 Category: Articles

    My dear wife is about in the middle of her treatment for her leukemia. Step one they call inception chemo. That involves roughly a month in the hospital with intense chemo. She made it through that and was happily found to be in remission. Now she goes once a month for a week of chemo, what they call consolidation chemo. The goal here is for remission to stick. Keep Reading
  • Are There Still Prophets in Our Day?

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Apr 09, 2011 Category: Articles

    Yes, and no. Too often we in the evangelical church see the prophet as a sort of white witch, a godly soothsayer that can see into the future and tell us what is going to happen. Not only do we not have anyone filling such an office in our day, there was never anyone filling such an office.  Foretelling the future never was and never will be the calling of the prophet. The prophet, instead, is called to speak God’s Word to God’s people. Keep Reading

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