Martyred for the Gospel

Martyred for the Gospel
The burning of Tharchbishop of Cant. D. Tho. Cranmer in the town dich at Oxford, with his hand first thrust into the fyre, wherwith he subscribed before. [Click on the picture to see Cranmer's last words.]

Collect of the Day

The Second Sunday in Lent.

The Collect

ALMIGHTY God, who seest that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves; Keep us both outwardly in our bodies, and inwardly in our souls; that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Collect from the First Day of Lent is to be read every day in Lent after the Collect appointed for the Day.

Daily Bible Verse

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Harold Camping May Never Learn But Will We? « Heidelblog

Harold Camping May Never Learn But Will We? « Heidelblog

Click on the title to see the blog entry. Apparently, R. Scott Clark has decided not to allow reader interaction anymore. He must be tired of policing the comments. At any rate his indirect jab at the presuppositional apologetics of Gordon H. Clark by calling Harold Camping a "rationalist" is a bit silly. Camping uses subjectivism as his method of choice in biblical exegesis, not logic or propositional truth. R. Scott Clark needs to re-examine his irrational theology of paradox before he winds up in the evangelical version of the neo-orthodoxy of Van Til and all the heresies to which it has given birth. What heresies you ask? How about John Frame's denial of the trinity when he says that God is one person and three persons, essentially a cave in to modalism. How about theonomy, which plainly denies the general equity of Calvin and the Westminster Confession. And how about the further neo-legalist theologies like that of Norman Shepherd, who was fired from Westminster Seminary, PA over his latent Arminianism. And let's not forget the Federal Vision and New Perspectives on Paul that is wreaking havoc in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church and the Presbyterian Church in America. No, I do not believe that irrationalism or paradox is the answer to "apparent" contradictions which actually can be explained biblically and rationally.


Anonymous said...

Stamping Out Harold Camping

I don't care a fig for date-setters, especially those who predict when Christ will return. The current champion is 89-year-old, headline-grabbing Harold Camping of Family Radio fame.
Is Second Coming date-setter Harold Camping worthy of death? He already has a zero batting average after his September 1994 prediction fizzle and, according to the Bible, is a false prophet.
Nevertheless that California shaman, who should be ashamed, claims he's found out that Christ's return will be on May 21, 2011 even though Matt. 24:36 says that no one knows the "day" or "hour" of it!
A Google article ("Obama Fulfilling the Bible") points out that "Deut. 18:20-22 in the Old Testament requires the death penalty for false prophets."
The same article reveals that "Christians are commanded to ask God to send severe judgment on persons who commit and support the worst forms of evil (see I Cor. 5 and note 'taken away')."
Theologically radioactive Harold Camping and his ga-ga groupies (with their billboards featuring "May 21, 2011") should worry about being "stamped out" if many persons decide to follow the I Cor. 5 command.
The above article concludes: "False prophets in the OT were stoned to death. Today they are just stoned!"
PS - For many years Camping was not known as a pretrib rapture teacher. But now, for $ome my$teriou$ rea$on, he seeks support from those who believe in and teach an imminent, pretrib rapture which supposedly will occur SEVERAL YEARS BEFORE the traditional SECOND COMING to earth! For a behind-the-scenes, documented look at the 181-year-old pretrib rapture belief (which was never a part of any official theology or organized church before 1830!), Google "Pretrib Rapture Dishonesty," "Pretrib Rapture Diehards" and "Pretrib Rapture - Hidden Facts." These are from the pen of journalist/historian Dave MacPherson a.k.a the "Pretrib Rapture Answerman" & the "Rush Limbaugh of the Rapture" - author of the bestselling book "The Rapture Plot," an "encyclopedia" of pretrib rapture history (see Armageddon Books).

[Above seen on web. Chloe]

Charlie J. Ray said...

OK, so maybe I judged R. Scott Clark too harshly:)

But Harold Camping has been around since 1988. Yes, in 1988 Camping's prediction was that Christ would return on the Passover or something like that. It's been too long to remember it now.

Camping is indeed a false prophet. He's not even Reformed. His theology is an odd mix of heterodoxy as far as I can tell. Someone said Camping was Reformed years ago. Maybe, but he's been discredited since the first prediction went wrong.

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