Many years ago now (early '80's), we were involved with a fine local group named Christian Media Associates, which helped Family Radio extend Northward, from Newark, NJ up into the Hudson Valley of NY State. Those were the days when Family Radio was relatively faithful to the scriptures and supported churches.
After a tremendous amount of investment by the team up here, both in time and finances, unfortunately Family Radio abandoned its own original promotional materials of supporting churches. Harold Camping was allowed to go down the destructive path of date setting, denying the church, and embracing some of the tenets shared by the Jehovah Witnesses. The Board at Family Radio provided no guidance nor resistance to his teaching. It was a story that ripped your heart out, and still does. Harold Camping would ultimately assert that God was done with the church starting May 1988 (the very date that he left the Alameda CRC Church). Besides telling church folks to leave their churches, he also told them to stop partaking of the Lord’s Supper and that they were not to be baptized. It is hard to fathom the depth of apostasy to which he has fallen. Now we see Family Radio's bill boards all over the United States, in the major cities (and some around the world) declaring with absolute certainty the second coming of Christ, with “day and hour” precision. A Caravan of confused Campingites travel from city to city, with prerehearsed sound bites, furthering Harold Camping's false teaching.
To summarize Harold Camping's position: No Church, no Hell, no Baptism, no Lord's Supper, no assurance of salvation ("I hope God will save me"). He teaches that Jesus did not really die for our sins on the Cross of Calvary - it was a mere "demonstration." He treats the Bible as a magical number book which only he can divine, as he receives these new revelations. He has made 11 false end-of-the-world predictions (not just September 6, 1994).
The Scriptures warn us against such heresy.
One of Redeemer Broadcasting’s goals is to provide a Family Radio alternative and continue to minister faithful traditional programming that can support Christians in their daily walk with the Lord, as well as their churches. In some ways, our journey was like starting all over again. But we were willing to follow the call of our Lord, and now the Redeemer Broadcasting Network feed is mature and ready to plug into any station. We are ready to work along with live morning or afternoon drive hosts, as localism is implemented and encouraged.
We are being contacted on a weekly basis by new friends who found Redeemer Broadcasting and are encouraging us to continue this work so that more can be blessed with the coverage. There is a very clear need to extend southward into the Northern NJ, NYC and the Long Island areas.
If we could all band together and support such an effort, it would present the most effective voice against Campingism in the Northern NJ and NYC area, and would have a tremendous positive outreach for former FR listeners as well as new listeners. If NYC gets up and running, then the other areas can follow, such as Philly, Annapolis, Joliet, etc. If you, like many others, grieve over the demise of Family Radio, why not join us and help fix the problem! We can do this, if we band together. We have a lead right now on a station in NYC that covers over 8 Million people. Help us acquire this station for the glory of Christ!
Redeemer Broadcasting is blessed to have 27 people on our Advisory Board, who keep this ministry accountable and provide substantive input to our programming and to our expansion plans. We are networking with many Biblically faithful churches within the United States as we work to provide this Christ-centered ministry to God's people.
Please join us today in this most significant effort. Your designated tax-deductible gift will be set aside for this project.