Intro – Here is Bill Shade with today’s “Moment from God’s Word”.
The purpose for a college education was at one time to gain the skills to be able to think critically – to discern – to distinguish right from wrong, good from bad, and truth from error. So how is that working?
Family Policy Institute of Washington State, recently conducted an interview of students on the Washington University campus. The person conducting the interview was Joseph Bacholm and he interviewed about seven or eight students on a variety of questions related to Identity and how we determine it. Now Joseph is a white Caucasian male about 5’9″ tall. He ask those students how they would respond if he said that he was a woman – then a Chinese woman – then a 6’7″ tall Chinese woman. In each case the students affirmed his claim with statements like, “Be who you think you are,” and “If you believe it then that’s who you are.” Not one of the students challenged his claim with a clear denial.
Now as Joseph points out toward the end of the interview, “It shouldn’t be too hard to tell a 5’9″ white male that he is not a 6’7″ Chinese woman, but apparently it is. And if our students can’t answer that question with certainty, what does that say about answering the really hard questions in life?”
God said of the people of Nineveh, “In that great city, there are more than a hundred and twenty thousand persons that cannot discern between their right hand and their left.” Apparently our college campuses have a lot in common with Nineveh. When a culture forsakes the absolute Truth of the Word of God, it slips inevitably into the twilight zone of moral and intellectual insanity.
Closing – This is Kile Smith. You have been listening to Bible Teacher and author, Dr. Bill Shade, Director of Advanced Studies for Source of Light Ministries International. Our college-recognized, three-year, Bible Institute curriculum is now available online. We invite you to visit us on the Web at advancedbiblicalstudies.net – that’s advancedbiblicalstudies.net and begin a systematic study of God’s Word today.