Here’s some really helpful advice from Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo) — the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else. It’s at the website of Answers in Genesis (AIG), ol’ Hambo’s creationist ministry. The title is Choosing the Right Christian College. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
Deciding which college to attend can be a stressful decision because it’s a very important one. Many young people and their parents decide on a Christian college so their child can be encouraged in their faith, spend time in an uplifting environment, be surrounded by others who also love Christ, and be taught to build a truly biblical worldview. But how should you decide which Christian college to attend?
You’ve probably been wondering the same thing, dear reader, so pay attention. Hambo says:
I believe one of the most important features of any Christian college is their view on Genesis. Why? Because it reflects how they view God’s Word. If they are willing to take a stand on a literal Genesis, that’s a great sign they hold firmly to biblical authority and will build up your child’s faith, rather than tear it down.
That’s so important! He tells us:
If the school refuses to take a position or, worse, takes the position of evolution and/or millions of years [Gasp!], you can see that they allow other things, such as secular scientists’ interpretations, to be the authority over God’s Word — and that’s dangerous.
Ooooooooooooh! It’s dangerous! Hambo continues:
To discover if the school you are looking into holds to biblical authority, seek answers to the following questions. Do they believe God’s Word is infallible and inerrant? Will they teach it as truth? One way you can find out the answers to these questions is by asking very specific questions about the school’s stance on Genesis.
You gotta ask very specific questions. Let’s read on:
Don’t just take their website, statement of faith, or what the recruiter tells you as truth. Dig deeper. [Yeah!] Ask very specific questions of the deans of the various departments. And I say specific because that’s really important. They may claim they believe in creation in six days, and a global flood, but what they really mean is that they really believe in millions of years and a localized flood that was global in the minds of the people at the time!
Egad! Some of those bible college people can be scoundrels! Another excerpt:
I often jokingly say that parents need to bring a big tub of water and a globe with them when they speak to the deans. Submerge the globe completely in the water and ask, “Do you believe in a flood like this?”
Hambo’s not joking, dear reader. That’s what he wants the college to teach. And now we come to the end:
The answers the school gives to questions about the age of the earth and the flood reflect how the school views the Bible and what they allow to be the authority. You can learn more about the compromise happening in many Christian colleges, and how you can choose a solid school, in my book …
We’ll skip the commercial for Hambo’s book.
We told you at the beginning that you were about to get really helpful advice from ol’ Hambo, and we weren’t kidding. Now go forth, equipped to make the right decision. It’s not just a matter of education — where you spend eternity depends on it.
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