A Christian radio station wrote an open letter to Harold Camping's followers on Wednesday to repent from satanic teaching.
Redeemer Broadcasting Network, which was formerly affiliated with FamilyRadio, wrote the following letter dated May 25, 2011:
We have been critical of Harold Camping's hermeneutic and his insistence that people flee their churches. That is because the gospel of Christ was (and still is) at stake. The latest assertion coming out of Oakland via Mr. Camping as of May 23rd, is that there is no possibility of being saved anymore. That's right, Harold Camping has on his own accord, CANCELLED the Great Commission and there is to be no evangelical outreach. This is obviously a lie from the pit of Hell itself.
We strongly affirm that today is the day of salvation.
The passing of May 21 is a clarion call providentially, that Harold Camping is indeed a false prophet. He had asserted that since September 7, 1994, that he was able to obtain new truth - which equates to new revelations in our opinion. Well, these new truths were not new, and they were not true! Remember, Harold Camping is on record (in print, audio, and video), stating that he was 100% sure that May 21, 2011 would be judgment day, and after which, salvation is not possible.
May 21, 2011 was NOT judgment day. Salvation IS still possible. There were no massive earthquakes, the graves did not open, and it was pretty much like every other day. Except for one aspect: some people's life savings were now ruined, some families were broken apart, and more people left their churches. What remains? Thousands of bill boards are along the highways in mocking sarcasm testifying to the folly of setting dates. Many many millions of listener's dollars were spent on a worldwide marketing campign in the name of spreading the gospel, and instead, it spread a lie.
The larger, faithful Christian world had warned of all this, time and again, and they were considered scoffers by Mr. Camping's followers.
Nevertheless, we want reconciliation. There is hope and forgiveness.
Perhaps you are a person who was deeply affected by this false date. Perhaps you liquidated your assets. Some of you contacted us, and you have a marriage which is on the rocks because you or your spouse became a Camping follower. Some of you killed your pets. All true believers of Harold Camping were instructed to leave their churches, and perhaps you were one of them who obeyed this satanic teaching from Mr. Camping.
Now is the time to repent and turn to Christ. Those words may seem odd to you - repent, and turn to Christ. But this is what must be done with all humility. For a while you have substituted the words of one man for the words of Christ. You have ignored the sound teaching of many men of God. Christ is calling you to repent with your ears. From now on, do not lend your ears to anything from Harold Camping. Please listen to our A Plain Answer podcast on this subject, which was posted on May 21, 2011.
The church needs to be your place of refuge and healing. It has always been this, but you left it. Please return to church. Seek out a faithful church and come under care of its pastor and elders. Obey those who rule over you, and be submissive, for they watch out for your souls, as those who must give account. Let them do so with joy and not with grief, for that would be unprofitable for you. -- Hebrews 13:17
The temptation will be to not trust any Bible teachers. This is a natural response. You may start to repent part way, of your following Mr. Camping, but still you are not willing to come under the authority and good teaching of any church. In the general case, if we will not have the church, then we cannot have Christ. Of course we all know about the thief on the cross and how God can save people in irregular ways, but the norm is for you to join yourself to a church and be fed there. It may take a good deal of work and patience to find a faithful church, but they are out there. You need restoration to the Body of Christ, of which Christ is the Head.
If we can help in this restoration, please contact us.
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