In Christianity, the last refuge of Scoundrels is Bible colleges.
No kidding, I’ve written to a Christian University that had just fired most of their teachers, and offered to take one of the teaching positions. It would have meant moving to Massachusetts, but hey, I’d have done it.
Well, you know, that’s why you’ve got the problems you do. Christian colleges shouldn’t be looking at credentials, they should be looking to see what you believe first and foremost.
THEN they should look at credentials.
Christian Universities, colleges and Seminaries should “Chop at the top”. Find everyone who refuses to sign the most detailed statement of faith whatsoever. Fire them. Don’t give them 30 days to find a new position. They quite simply have no place in Christian schools.
It should be a yes or no answer. “Do you believe the Bible is perfect, without error, inerrant, inspired, and preserved, utterly sufficient for faith and practice?”
The answer must be yes. Or you’re fired.
Now ask the question the other way. “Do you believe the Bible has errors or omissions?” If they say yes, you’re fired.
Put them on a twelve month probationary period.
If they say or write anything that questions or denies the word of God in that time, fire them.
One or two colleges have begun doing this.
This needs to be across the board.
If you’re a theological liberal making 120+K a year at a seminary, Christian college or Bible Institute, you need to lose your job today. You’ve committed fraud by lying about your beliefs. You’ve stolen a position that should be held by Bible believing Fundamentalists. Literally, you should probably be sued by the institution for recovery of your wages, because you appropriated them under false pretenses.
You can read that as “Fraud” if you’d like.
There is no “5 views of Biblical inerrancy” – there’s only two. You either believe it or you don’t.
Now start going through your student body. Begin asking them the same question. No kidding.
If they do not believe, give them the left foot of fellowship.
Christian schools are for Christians. If you’re not a Christian, then you are very, very welcome to attend elsewhere.
We encourage it.
Because any unsaved skeptic Johnny or whatever is going to spread his unsaved skepticism to the other students. Good kids from Christian homes, who are very probably some day going to finally get saved are being led astray right before it happens and turned into Atheists by theological liberal professors and wolf in sheeps’ clothing unsaved kids who’ve been turned to atheism and an actively evil outlook by their parents’ hypocrisy. Don’t be surprised that I say that – every Christian backslides at some point. Every Christian parent tries their best, but sometimes sin gets the better of you and you find yourself acting like you did before you got saved. Do that enough in front of your kids at the wrong times, and they now have labeled you a hypocrite.
That’s why you should be saying to your kids at a much earlier age, “Mommy and Daddy are saved – we’re children of God. But we all struggle with sin, and sometimes Mommy and Daddy do things we don’t mean to do, and don’t want to do.” Explain that two or three times to your kids, and they’ll understand that as they grow older.
This ends our series on the Trojan Horses of Christianity. For now.
But it doesn’t end our fight.
I can think of some Christian bloggers who should be being approached by Christian colleges about teaching there. Good grasp of Biblical doctrine, an urge to fight, and the ability to communicate.
Who would you rather have teaching your kids, Mr. “I translate clay tablets from Babylon but I don’t believe the Bible literally”? Or Mr. “I write a Christian blog, read through the Bible 22 times so far and believe the Bible literally?”
I can tell you who it should be.
Mr. Clay Tablets can move on to some secular college.