A Review of Should We Leave Our Churches? A Biblical Response to Harold Camping

By Byron Snapp
May 03, 2004

God’s people must always be alert to threats from those opposed to Christianity as well as from professing believers. Family Radio Network’s cofounder and president Harold Camping has created a huge controversy in his call for Christians to leave their local churches. He believes that today’s institutional church is apostate and that Christians can be continually fed by listening to his radio network programming.

The authors set forth an overview of what Camping is teaching. This is followed by a brief examination of major errors in his teaching.

The final twenty pages are devoted to examining scriptural teaching on the church. The authors realize that God’s people are sinners and are in the process of sanctification, which will be complete at glorification. They also realize Scripture’s clear, repeated teaching that God builds His church and will never leave nor forsake His bride, the church.

This volume is important in our modern day when misunderstanding abounds concerning the church and its important place in the world. Here is help to those pondering Mr. Camping’s teachings. It is also a handy resource for Christians when counseling those influenced by errant thinking.

Topics: Church, The, Culture , Theology

Byron Snapp

Byron Snapp is a graduate of King College (B.A.) and Reformed Theological Seminary (M.Div.). He was Associate Pastor at Calvary Reformed Presbyterian Church, Hampton, Virginia, from 1994 until his retirement in December 2014. He is a native of Marion, Virginia.  He has had pastorates in Leakesville, Mississippi, and Gaffney, South Carolina.  He served as Assistant Pastor in Cedar Bluff, Virginia prior to his ministry at Calvary Reformed. He has served as editor of the Presbyterian Witness and was a contributor to A Comprehensive Faith and Election Day Sermons. He is currently a member of Westminster Presbytery in the PCA. He and his wife Janey have 3 children and several grandchildren. 

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