Ken Hamm: Christian Colleges Compromising Creationism Bibles Authority~via Suze’s Blog


I snatched this from Suez Blog!

it’s written by Stephanie Samuel

http://sueliz1.wordpress.com/2011/05/07/ken-ham-christian-colleges-compromising-creationism-bibles-authority/#comment-3411

By Stephanie Samuel|Christian Post Reporter

Answers in Genesis President/CEO Ken Ham has new research showing that Christian institutions of higher learning have gone too far gone down the pathway of secularism and they need to be either totally overhauled or scrapped in favor of new biblically-sound schools.

A hunch led him to survey the administration and faculty of 200 U.S. Christian campuses about their views on the authority of the Bible and the creation story versus evolution. A regular speaker on college campuses, Ham could tell that a metamorphosis has been occurring on Christian campuses.

What he found is bound to shock parents who send their children to Christian four-year institutions, he said.

According to data gathered last year by the America’s Research Group, only 17.3 percent of Christian institutions surveyed define “authority of the Bible” to mean “you believe everything it says.” Other institutions said the Bible is “foundational” (30 percent); “a book of guidelines” (22 percent) or “inspired by God” (21.2 percent).

Additionally, when asked “what does your institution teach about the Bible,” only 35.3 percent of respondents said they teach that it is true. The two most popular answers after that were “it is inspired by God” (25 percent) and “it is a book of guidelines”(23.1 percent).

While phrases such as “foundational” and “inspired by God” sound good to prospective students and their parents, Ham says those are newspeak, terms which are used because they sound pleasing, but mean something totally different.

The data shows just how little “inspired of God” means with three follow-up questions. Respondents were asked if they believed in the inspiration, the inerrancy and the infallibility of the Scriptures. While nearly all respondents expressed their belief in the inspiration of the Scriptures (98.1 percent), less than three quarters of respondents (74 percent) affirmed their belief in the inerrancy, or total accuracy, of the Bible. Nearly 19 percent of respondents rejected the belief that the Scriptures are infallible or incapable of failing.

“We’re well down the road” of secularism, Ham told The Christian Post.

He and Warner University President Gregory V. Hall sound the warning bell in their newly released book, Already Compromised. The book is a follow-up to Ham’s 2009 book, Already Gone. In that book, Ham outlined how the next generation of believers already lost their faith in high school or even as early as middle school, in some cases.

According to the ARG survey in the 2009 book, 95 percent of 20- to 29-year-old evangelicals attended church regularly during their elementary and middle school years. Only 55 percent went to church during high school. And by college, only 11 percent were still attending church.

The statistics only get worse for young Christians who attend a secular four-year college. Hall quoted George Fox University Professor and Researcher Gary Railsback in noting that 52 percent of incoming freshman who identify themselves as born-again Christians upon entering a secular public university will leave four years later either no longer identifying with that title or having not attended church in over a year.

In the latest book, Hall and Ham’s take on Christian colleges forces parents and students to take a second look at what has been considered by many to be the last safe place for Christian college students.

Ham said the changes reflected in ARG’s 2010 data all started with a small crack in the colleges’ theology. That crack, he explained, is the way the institutions teach Genesis, the first book of the Bible. Ham, founder of the Creation Museum, asserted that too many Christian colleges and faculty members wrongly believe that it does not matter whether or not a Christian believes in a literal interpretation of creation (as having taken place in six 24-hour days) and a young earth.

Hall warned that if Christian professors teach youth that it is OK to change the Bible to accommodate evolution or an earth that has existed for millions of years, then students get the idea that it is also OK to undermine the authority of the Bible.

Without the strong teaching of Genesis, it won’t be long before Christian students and faculty will be changing the Bible to accommodate other beliefs such as homosexuality and abortion, Ham argued. The young earth creationist asserted that the issue is really about preserving the Bible’s authority as 100 percent true. “Until you get back to that issue (the Bible’s authority), then you’ll never be able to shut the door [on those issues].”

While Ham recognizes that “there are a handful of colleges that will take a stand,” he told CP that Christian colleges are on the path to becoming the next generation Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth and Princeton. All four of these Ivy League schools were founded on Christian values. They presently follow a completely secular values system.

When asked, given the data shared in Already Compromised, how long it will be before new conservative Christian colleges must be established to replace “compromised” institutions, Ham responded, “I think it needs to happen right now.”

If existing Christian colleges are serious about reform, they need to institute top-down change, he said. “Let the presidents clean house,” he proclaimed. Ham also suggested, “The boards need to have people prepared to take a strong stand.”

In addition to sobering statistics, Already Compromised also offers parents and students looking for a theologically-sound institution resources such as a list of recommended Christian colleges and a list of the right questions to ask to the right people.

Already Compromised does not specify which of the 200 institutions surveyed gave “compromised” answers in response to the survey questions.

The book was published May 1 and is available through the Answers in Genesis website.

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I am not surprised that Christian colleges today are being given over to the lie. We are in a time of the great falling away. Apostasy.

Christian institutions are being given over as a result of compromising for decades with a false gospel.

But GOD is still SOVEREIGN.

He is in control here.

Philippians 1:6
Being confident of this very thing, that HE which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.

His sheep will persevere through this predicted, booming apostasy.

We who are in the ‘faith which was once delivered unto the saints’,

persevere by His enabling.

We will not be deluded by the lies of the visible church.

Because He has triumphed over Satan.

And we have the victory in Him.



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7 Responses to Ken Hamm: Christian Colleges Compromising Creationism Bibles Authority~via Suze’s Blog

  1. Diane says:

    Amen to your comment Laura. Not only most churches, but is appears we need to keep our precious kids out of “Christian” colleges as well. I suppose there are a few Christian colleges out there who are still biblical while not venturing down the road of dominion theology or worse. The Lord bless you sister.

  2. laura754 says:

    Hi Diane,
    From what I know, Bob Jones University is still safe.

    I have used their curriculum while homeschooling. And the
    video teachers were definitely teaching a 6 day creation.
    I don’t know of any others off hand.

    God bless you too dear Diane! 🙂

  3. Diane says:

    Oh, that is good to know. I will remember that!!!!
    Thank you.

  4. Kari says:

    Hey Peeps!

    Liberty is safe too. We were taught a 7 day creation.

    You know what’s wierd, and this is a little off topic, but just an example of how far “teachers” have strayed. I was thinking about what Jesus would have looked like the other day. So, I looked online to see what the semetic people living in Jerusalem at the time of Jesus’ birth looked like. Do you what I read on site after site? These are Christian sites, mind you, but they were using Jesus’ description from the Bible, you know, nothing special on the eyes, no beard because of what Paul said, etc. etc., but the kicker was they were saying that most Pastors and Christian scholars don’t believe that He was resurrected. They say he would have just been dumped in the site where they put crucifixion sufferers. The account of Joseph’s family tomb and resurrected body is simply allegory, blah, blah, blah. I was like what in the world? This is sooo essential to the Gospel! If we now throw out the resurrection, we throw out the Gospel and we are simply making Jesus master, or great teacher, or prophet, or a budha or mohammad or whatever. Oh the devil is hard at work these days.

    What happened to the days when people wanted to believe in miracles? When people would say, “With God, all things are possible”. What was God’s whole declaration to Job about?? Where were you?

    There are few with the faith of the mustard seed these days. Very, very few.

  5. Diane says:

    Hi Kari,

    Sadly agreeing with you–there are few with the faith of a mustard seed. Many crave admiration and credibility with the academic world but few want to be viewed as foolish (yet wise in God’s eyes).

    1Cor 3:18-20 Let no man deceive himself, If any man among you thinks that he is wise in this age, he must become foolish, so that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness before God for it is written, “He is the one who catches the wise in their craftiness”; and again, “The Lord knows the reasonings of the wise, that they are useless.”

  6. Kari says:

    Amen Diane! People have to put reason before faith. It’s like Jefferson cutting all of the miracles out of his Bible. The sad thing is, the Bible proves science more and more every day! If scientists would come to the table with the Bible in hand, it would have saved them alot of egg on their face. The Bible said that Earth hung on nothing and the scientist of the day, said the earth was flat and rode on a turtles back. haha, they sound pretty foolish to me! How about how the bible said that the bull gendereth his young, and scientists have just discovered that the male father determines the sex. See? God already told you that, duh.

    It’s all about money, though. A microbiologist told me that when studying cells, every scientist knows that it is much too sophistocated to have evolved, and that it was clearly designed perfectly, yet they must not mention the large elephant in the room or their funding will be cut.

    Mark 8:36 (King James Version)

    36For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

  7. laura754 says:

    Kari said:
    ‘There are few with the faith of the mustard seed these days. Very, very few.’
    so true!
    And with the ones YET to come out of the true church because they are not of us in the first place, THEN how much fewer still!

    Glad Liberty is still teaching a literal 6 day creation.

    Diane said:
    “Sadly agreeing with you–there are few with the faith of a mustard seed. Many crave admiration and credibility with the academic world but few want to be viewed as foolish (yet wise in God’s eyes).

    1Cor 3:18-20 Let no man deceive himself, If any man among you thinks that he is wise in this age, he must become foolish, so that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness before God for it is written, “He is the one who catches the wise in their craftiness”; and again, “The Lord knows the reasonings of the wise, that they are useless.” ”

    Perfect verse to quote here Diane.
    Those who are getting the attention, admiration and credibility that they idolize, have had their reward. We know what happens to those who are rewarded in THIS life.
    Too bad that they have exchanged the truth of God for lies.

    Kari said:
    “The Bible said that Earth hung on nothing and the scientist of the day, said the earth was flat and rode on a turtles back. haha, they sound pretty foolish to me! How about how the bible said that the bull gendereth his young, and scientists have just discovered that the male father determines the sex. See? God already told you that, duh.”

    How cool is that?!

    Man, It takes more ‘faith’ to believe in evolution than in the Bible’s account of creation.

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