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  • Why Did the Reformers Conclude that Reform Was Urgent and Necessary in the 16th Century?

    from W. Robert Godfrey Oct 29, 2016 Category: Articles

    The church is always in need of reform. Even in the New Testament, we see Jesus rebuking Peter, and we see Paul correcting the Corinthians. Since Christians are always sinners, the church will always need reform. The question for us, however, is when does the need become an absolute necessity? Keep Reading
  • 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
  • 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

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