Develop Your Spiritual Insight – Religious Campus Tour
Key Bible Verse: They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that! – 2 Timothy 3:5
Let’s listen in on a few classes at a so-called Christian college.
- An Old Testament Studies classroom: Professor Rationalist says, “These legends—the creation account, Noah and the Flood, Moses and the parting of the Red Sea, Jesus’ miracles—are symbolic stories to teach principles. Scientists offer no verification that any of these events really happened.”
- A New Testament Studies classroom: Professor Skeptic says, “Jesus was a popular teacher in his day, but we have no evidence that divinity should be ascribed to him.”
- A Religion 101 classroom: Professor Universalist says, “There are many religious roads, but they all lead to God. All sincere people of faith—Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, New Age—will arrive at the same glorified place. It’s bigoted to believe otherwise.”
If anything, deceptive teaching is harder to discern when professors mix their own non-literal views of Scripture and religious humanism beliefs with biblical Christianity.
Don’t think that Satan considers colleges with a Christian heritage off limits. He’s prepared to use any tactic to distract and deceive you from being on that narrow way that leads to life.
—David Wheaton in University of Destruction
My Response: One clue that a professing Christian may not be a possessing one is …
Thought to Apply: God never meant for man to scale the heavens by strides of human wisdom.—William Cowper
Adapted from University of Destruction (Bethany, 2005)
Prayer for the Week: Lord, help me to so saturate my outlook with your Word that I readily spot whatever counters its teaching.