Education and Current Events
Like a Wolf Among Sheep
One of the practical results of those who seek to compromise with
the humanist/evolutionist religion is that they must deceive so many of
the people that they deal with everyday. One example of how this
happens is something that happened to me many years ago. I was looking
for a college to attend and heard some people from Belmont College in
Nashville, Tennessee tell how good it was and that it was a Christian
college. I did not know then that this was all part of a pattern of
deception orchestrated by the administration of the college.
When I got to Belmont I began to see the reality behind the façade. I was in Biology classes that uncritically accepted theistic evolution, Bible classes in which the textbooks presented the Bible as a bunch of Jewish fairytales and Education classes that taught moral relativism as the goal to strive for. All of this was going on while the administration was inventing their little dramas of campus evangelism and revival. For the administration knew very well that if the people of the Tennessee Baptist Convention knew what was really being taught at Belmont, there would be a demand that it be stopped or else the money would stop coming in.
After I had been at Belmont for awhile, I spoke with one of the vice presidents about my concerns and he made it clear that the course Belmont was taking was entirely deliberate. He stated that it was the administration’s intent to make Belmont more acceptable to the world. Unfortunately Belmont is not an exception. This kind of deception is common among many supposedly “Christian” colleges. The same kind of compromise can be seen in places like Baylor in Texas, Wheaton in Illinois to name just two of many such “Christian” colleges. One of the tragedies of this situation is that so many parents send their children into these kinds of schools not realizing that they are paying people who are intent on destroying their children’s faith and are all too often succeeding.
One story that I still remember is that as I was leaving a Bible class one of my classmates said to me, ”before this class I hadn’t realized that the plagues in Egypt were just natural occurrences that were presented in the Bible as judgments from God”. A Belmont professor had written the book used in that class. Jesus tells us to be wise as serpents and gentle as doves. In a world in which so many have turned away from God’s truth in His Bible, wisdom is something we all need to pray for.
On a practical level before you commit your money or your children to any organization, test what they are really teaching. Today the dividing line between those that hold to the truth of the Bible and those who seek a compromise with the world is the age of the earth. Any institution that either promotes an old age for the earth or ignores this question is to some degree seeking to compromise God’s Word with worldly ideas.