The Fad Driven Christian Life

From purpose driven lives to unscheduled visits to heaven, Christians and churches too often seem to be racing from fad to fad. Someone sent me a link to the above video last week with the question, “Is it really this bad?” My response? It may be worse. These days, with propaganda on the newest “Christian” fads readily available on “Christian television” and the internet, faithful pastors and church leaders who want to keep their flocks … Continue reading

Harold Camping’s Heretical Hermeneutic

(Originally printed in the Spring 2011 Issue of the MCOI Journal) Harold Camping has predicted the end of the world again. One might have thought that after his failed prediction in 1994, the famed Family Radio pontiff would have learned to restrain his prophetic license. Unfortunately, Camping has grown all the more emboldened in his apocalyptic authority and has kindly given us less than five months to prepare for the rap­ture. Camping’s latest prediction for … Continue reading

HAROLD CAMPING: Anatomy of a False Prophet

(Originally printed in the Fall 2011 Issue of the MCOI Journal) US preacher: “What I meant was the end of the News of the World.” American evangelist Harold Camping has confirmed that his earlier prophecy of the end of the world, which was due to fall on 21 May this year, was intended to refer to the end of the News of the World. “By the Lord’s grace, I am proved right,” a jubilant Reverend … Continue reading

New Light Update

(Originally printed in the January/February 1996 Issue of the MCOI Journal) Watchtower Society watchers are amazed anew by the brazenness of this organization to change truth when it becomes outdated. Those of us who engage in missionary efforts to Jehovah’s Witnesses have been saying for years that there would soon have to be an “adjustment” of their teaching regarding the 1914 generation. Why? Because, as former JW elder and author David Reed pointed out in … Continue reading