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Should We Leave Our Churches?

A Biblical Response to Harold Camping

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9780875527888
Publication Date 01/20/04

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Harold Camping (1921–2013), co-founder and president of the Family Radio Network, announced a “prophetic novelty”: he believed that the church age had come to an end. Camping claimed that God was no longer blessing local churches, and that all Christians should leave their congregations.

What exactly was Camping saying? How should Christians respond? Here J. Ligon Duncan and Mark R. Talbot refute the claims of this radio preacher and clearly discuss what the Bible says about the church.

“Christ has not, nor will he ever, abandon his bride (the church),” Duncan and Talbot write.


"Harold Camping has arisen amidst the flock, speaking perverse things, drawing away the sheep after himself. This fine response will help the reader to understand the issues and the only proper biblical response to Camping's flights of eisegetical fancy."

James White

"Camping's teaching on the end of the church age is a poisonous heresy. This book is the perfect antidote. It will help people who have encountered Camping to understand why his teaching is false. More positively, it explains the true nature of the church and the way God uses it for our spiritual good. An ideal book to read and to share with others."

Philip Graham Ryken


The Authors

Ligon Duncan

Ligon Duncan

Ligon Duncan (MDiv, Furman University; MA, Covenant Theological Seminary; PhD, University of Edinburgh) is chancellor and CEO of Reformed Theological Seminary. Previously he was the senior minister of the historic First Presbyterian Church of Jackson, Mississippi. He also served as president of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals from 2004–12.

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