Re: [Covenanted Reformation] Re: end of church age
- I am familiar with the hermneutical theory Camping follows. I finished my undergraduate work at a school with similar views. I have several friends and family members who believe as he does. It is important to get these things right, because real people believe them.They would deny ever using allegory as an interpretative method. He believes that the Jewish feasts give literal dates to world events- specifically church related events. Eg. the reconvening of Israel as a nation as a sign of the times, and the Feast of Trumpets in 2011, as the new date for the end of the world.The best argument I have used in public and private debate is not that the view is non-literal, but that it is ideologically linked to the Anabaptists belief of intrinsic autonomous human authority and to their intellectual forebears (Joachim of Fiore, the Cathars, etc). We hold to Sola Scriptura as the final authority on all matters of faith and life. They are entirely disconnected to the BIble and the past in their intepretations. They hold to solo scirptura as in the Bible as interpreted by autonomous man. This reveals an ontologocal rationalism, semi-pelagian anthropology, a nominalist epistemology, a neo-platonic scheme of the upper and lower world, and is therefore more modernistic than it is Christian. They walk hand in hand with the higher critics in divorcing the BIble from its rightful place of authority.Of course people believe this stuff, it is just the same mordernism they have been indoctrinated to believe yet in theological garb.I hope that this helpsGod Bless,Benjamin Rochester
--- On Sun, 5/17/09, bob_suden <bsuden@...> wrote:
From: bob_suden <bsuden@...>
Subject: [Covenanted Reformation] Re: end of church age
Date: Sunday, May 17, 2009, 10:16 PM
--- In covenantedreformati onclub@yahoogrou ps.com, "nylaadee"
<nylaadee@.. .> wrote:
> does anyone know anything about harold camping and end of church age.
After the 1994 debacle, which he predicted was the year of Christ's
return due to his allegorical and convoluted Rube Goldberg principle of
interpretation, Harold had to come up with another excuse for his
existence as a "theologian" . Hence the "church age" nonsense. The same
age is passing away and everybody needs to flee to house churches
because denominations are apostate. At least that was the latest some
time ago. I don't know what he is up to now, but he doesn't seem
interested in admitting he is wrong. Some of his relatives own an
automotive lube shop in town and used to promote his literature. I don't
know what they do now. It's pretty hard to think he still has some
credibility with anybody who has an ounce of discernment.
Would have replied earlier, but site was down or something like that.
- I made a few comments & questions previously. Was there a reason why they have not shown up? Was I excluded or not allowed posting rights for some reason. Thank you, Brian
I don't recall seeing any posts from you that I did not allow through.
Brian Mericle wrote:I made a few comments & questions previously. Was there a reason why they have not shown up? Was I excluded or not allowed posting rights for some reason. Thank you, Brian