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  • The End of the World According to Harold Camping (Part 5)

    from W. Robert Godfrey Apr 26, 2011 Category: Articles

    Harold Camping has not only deserted the church, he seems also to have deserted Christ and his Gospel. In his online book The End of the Church…and After, he began to reject a number of teachings on salvation common in Reformed churches. Consider this strange amalgam of biblical truths and errors all of which Camping rejects as errors so serious that Christ has ended the church age because of them: Keep Reading
  • Why was Jesus raised from the dead?

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Apr 24, 2011 Category: Articles

    It is a good thing to enter into the pathos of the disciples during those dark days between the crucifixion and the resurrection.  It is easy for us to forget that they haven’t read the rest of the story. We live on this side of the resurrection, and its explication in Scripture. We have Truth revealed. They had only anguish and uncertainty.  They had lost their Lord. Their trouble, however, was not ultimately that they missed Jesus. Their heartache was rooted in something more substantial than personal sadness. Keep Reading
  • The End of the World According to Harold Camping (Part 4)

    from W. Robert Godfrey Apr 23, 2011 Category: Articles

    Camping’s calculations and allegorical readings eventually led him to a truly heretical conclusion: that the age of the church was over and that all Christians were required to separate themselves from all churches. I had rather admired him over the years for not making himself a minister without proper education. I had never dreamed that he would instead abolish the pastoral office and the church. Keep Reading
  • 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

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