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Westminster Seminary California Faculty Response to John Frame

W. Robert Godfrey
All of us on the faculty of Westminster Seminary California are shocked and saddened by John Frame’s book, The Escondido Theology.  Several of us were colleagues with John and several had been his students.  We have appreciated particularly over the years his teaching of the apologetics of Cornelius Van Til,…
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Harold Camping and the End of the Word: Part 5

W. Robert Godfrey
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4. Heresy on Salvation 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…
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Harold Camping and the End of the Word: Part 4

W. Robert Godfrey
Part 1 appears here, Part 2 appears here, Part 3 appears here. Heresy on the Church 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…
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Harold Camping and the End of the Word: Part 3

W. Robert Godfrey
Part 1 appears here, Part 2 appears here. Guru 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…
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The End of the World According to Harold Camping: Part 2

W. Robert Godfrey
Part 1 appears here. Literalist and Allegorist 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…
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The End of the World According to Harold Camping: Part 1

W. Robert Godfrey
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…
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