Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. 1Th 5:21 Dear Brethren, It truly has been a tragic week. With the terrorist bombings in the USA and the overshadowing tragedy of one man trying to destroy the faithful churches of the world, and being informed of the death of the Reformed Bible Church of Delaware. These are trying times for the people of God. Let us stand fast in our Lord and obey Him. I want to start by saying I am truly grieved by the recent "doctrinal" teachings aired by Family Stations Inc. I know that many staff and listeners are in accord with my grievances. And I believe the majority of the programming is still relatively faithful. Many thousands, maybe millions, myself included, have been blessed with the programming and with Mr. Camping's Bible studies and wisdom and knowledge proclaimed over the Open Forum program. I am unable to keep silent on this radical, unbiblical recent "new revelation" on fleeing the Church. I am commanded of God to be out spoken on this issue, no matter how unpopular and how painful it is to publish this. I have already been rebuked for recent emails as well as commended by many who are not in a position to voice their grievances. I have had no seminary training, nor do I have any college degrees but I am compelled to at least attempt to state what God has shown me in the Bible.. May God grant me wisdom and His mercy to speak his word faithfully. To Him be the glory. This "new revelation" has created confusion among the brethren. God is not the author of confusion. 1 Cor 14:33 It has scattered the sheep. Jer 23:1-4 It had never been confirmed neither is it in accordance simultaneously with any others as was the case with all OT prophets. Jeremiah, Zephaniah, Ezekiel and Habakkuk prophesied in Judah at the same time. ...In multitude of counselors their is safety. Prov 24:6 When the church was in trouble there was more than one prophet. A good example is the simultaneous prophesying of Martin Luther, Zwingli, John Huss, John Wycliffe, LeFebre, Calvin, Melancthon, William Tyndale, Farrell, Bilney, John Foxe, Thomas Cranmer, Hugh Latimer, to name just a few. The Bible is very clear in 1Cor 11:26 "For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death TIL HE COME This is "PLAIN" language, and is a command of our blessed God and Saviour. Any one can search the scriptures and see clearly that Jesus' return is the LAST DAY. Jesus is head over all things to the Church. Eph 1:22. The Church Gov't is clearly set up in the pastoral epistles, ordaining elders to administer the sacraments of the Lord's Supper and Baptism. This is a clear indication that the "Corporate Church" goes on until the Last Day. Jesus said in Mt 16:18 that He would build His Church, and that it will continue until the end of time, "till He come." Christ's Church has a visible manifestation in the gatherings of His people, and it is forbidden to forsake the assembling of the saints. He 10:25 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. Mt 18:20 The invisible church is incorporated into the visible Church, no matter how imperfect it is. I heard a woman ask on the OPEN FORUM yesterday, who had found a Reformed church near her home, ask if she should continue attending it. She was advised that it was against God's word to attend the Corporate Church anymore. The church is dead. That those who continue worshipping God in a church setting are unfaithful. That the Bible was clear on this. Nothing is farther from the TRUTH!!! What a pity!!! This poor woman was advised contradictory to the NT scriptures. Be not carried about with diverse and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein. Heb 13:9;...Take heed what ye hear...Mk 4:24 Please pray that it may please God that this dear woman and many of the thousands of others seeking TRUTH may be one of God's elect and hear His voice. I have been privileged and blessed to partake in about a dozen Family Radio missions and have directed 3 independent missions in 9 countries, as well as partaking in an intensive local tract ministry in the MD/DC/Va area, being a faithful witness unto our Lord. A large part of these efforts involved the passing out literally hundreds of thousands of DOES GOD LOVE YOU? tracts. I am not boasting, but want you to know that my life is devoted to getting the gospel out, GO YE, and it grieves me not to be able to distribute the Does God Love You? tract anymore in good conscience. Please keep me in prayer and the many others that feel the same way. With the most faithfully articulated portrayal of God's salvation plan on the front; and Family Radio as discipleship on the back, NOW because of this "new revelation" incorporated into their programming, it would be grievous sin to lead people to the subjection of such unfaithful doctrine...to wit HERESY. This is much worse than any High Place exposed by Family Radio's programming. ..do all to the glory of God. 1Cor 10:31 This Doctrine is partially based on the following scriptures and I am sure many others. Lk 21:20-22; Jeremiah 29; Mt 24:15; Ge 19; Dan 12:11; Lk 21:5-38; Mk 13; 2Th 2 Rev 13 and Amos 8:11 "Flee to the mountains" DOES NOT mean flee the Corporate Church which Christ commanded His people, as we have seen in the NT Scriptures. Types and figures in the OT and misinterpretation of the same in the NT, DO NOT negate Christ's command of observing the Lord's Supper in a Corporate setting "TILL HE COME"!!! Mt 28:20 says ...to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you... Who are you going to listen to? My sheep hear my voice. Jn 10:27; ... Not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth...1Cor 2:13; Let God be true and every man a liar. Ro 3:4; The ear trieth words, as the mouth tasted meat. Job 34:3 Don't trust me; Trust the Bible!!! I confronted the OPEN FORUM on this issue and the obvious scriptures were explained away like chaff. I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say. 1Cor 10:15 (see also vs. 16 and 17) The Lord's Supper is such a significant command, that if any partake unworthily, they do this to their own detriment as we see in 1Cor 11:27. Jesus is the NT Passover and He has commanded the TRUE believers to partake in this ceremonial law. It is HERESY to proclaim that true believers flee a faithful church. It is very dangerous to usurp the authority over the head of the Church, Jesus Christ and to "do away " with His command of celebrating the Lord's Supper. We know that observing the Lord's Supper and / or Church does not save. That is not the issue. We are to obey our God and Savior rather than obey men... that is the issue. And hereby we do know that we know Him, if we keep his commandments. 1Jn 2:3 My dear Brethren, Examine yourselves!!! 1Cor 13:5. Don't be a follower of Men. When Christ returns shall He find FAITH upon the earth? Lk 18:8 This False Teaching is being used as a TESTING PROGRAM. May the Lord lead His people to Truth. "But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned, and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them. 2 Tim 3:14 I know this is very unpopular to a lot of people, and I proclaim these insights and admonitions tearfully and with much grief. This is a burden of my heart and I, though a small pebble in the Kingdom of God, must proclaim Jesus is Lord. I can tell you that I feel like like my heart is dripping blood. I feel like my throat has been cut and I am slowly bleeding to death. I praise God that I know He is with me IS 41:10. I know He tries His people in the furnace of affliction. Is 48:10. though I walk in the midst of trouble thou wilt revive me. Ps 138:7 To God be the Glory!!!! PLEASE KEEP MR. CAMPING AND FAMILY RADIO IN EARNEST PRAYER!!! Jas 5:16 My dear beloved Brethren, I pray you search the scriptures like the Bereans. I apologize for offending anyone and talking badly of the small facet of FR programming. I had to get this off my chest and share with the Family of God what God has shown me in the scriptures. I welcome all feedback. Now unto Him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, To the only wise God our Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, now and ever. AMEN Jude 24-25 a bondman of Jesus Christ, by the will of God, in His hand.

Tom Torrisi

 

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