Is Family Radio of GOD?
However when He, the Spirit of Truth, is come, He will guide you into all truth; for He shall not speak from Himself, but whatsoever He shall hear, that shall He speak; and He will show you things to come. 14 He shall glorify Me, for He shall receive of Mine, and shall show it unto you. John 16:13,14
The question is not designed raise hostilities. But rather an opportunity for many to seriously consider the what it means to be of GOD. This commentary would apply in many situations including Churches. It is hard to believe that all of the staff at family radio embraces what Mr. Camping teaches. For years there were many many who were employed there who neither listened to Mr. Camping nor embraced his system of faith. Especially when there was no threat of job loss., as appears to be the case now. There were then people of all types of faith; Catholics, Charismatic, Baptist, etc. I have found it both curious and disturbing over the years, that so many who profess to be children of God, bible believing people, so easily yield to the commandments of a man; so easily are persuaded to deny the plain teachings of the scripture; Such as with the issue of the LORDS return. The bible is very clear! But what happens? people doubt the word of God and seriously bend an ear to some allegedly new doctrine which obviously militates against the truth. And yet many of these same people will assure you that they are the elect ones, the ones who CANNOT be deceived. What is their bases of confidence? It is not faith in Christ, based upon the sure word of God. But WORKS! " A salvation based upon the act of believing something, not someone". The work of adhering blindly to a man. This is suppose to be called faith. They simply trust that this is Gods man. Never mind all the warning signs. But it is the same kind of work that people who put their hope in the popes blessings demonstrated when they trust him to lead them to heaven, in spite of their teachings that openly deny and condemn biblical grace. I ask you all; How can Family Radio be a ministry OF GOD when every employee is told to TAKE AWAY from the word of God? Rev 22:19 No more pastors? No more eldership? No deacons? No care for the poor? No instruction to the wayward? the spiritually blind? Mr. Camping's doctrine makes the New testament absolutely mute and irrelevant. What a convenience for family radio. But what a tragedy! How can these men and women bear the same spirit as Peter and the rest of the apostles.Acts 5:29 "Then Peter and all the other Apostles answered and said: We ought to obey God rather than man" With great sadness in my heart, I must say, that in those times when God's people ought to have collectively and decisively demonstrated a conviction for righteousness, "contending for the faith once delivered unto the saints", more time than not; many more times, for my comfort, than not, they have capitulated as if they had never heard the voice of Christ or been possessed by the Sovereign Spirit of truth! I do not speak as one sitting in some Ivory tower unaware of the difficulty of departing from a man once admired and respected as sound bible teacher; but no more! This is exactly where men and women will see indeed whether they are led by the Spirit of God and know the truth which sets you free from error! " Take heed that no man deceive you" If you can be made to follow teachings which cannot be affirmed through a sound exegesis of the scripture, How is it that you can remain confident of God's approval? There is no gun to your head! Your family is not threatened. At worst you will lose your job! 1Thess 5:21 1Tim 1:7 1Peter 4:11 This is not anywhere near a martyrdom scenario. Why are they obeying him and not HIM? Strange! Again this question is for all who say " Jesus is LORD"
Pastor Jesse Gistand