EDUCATED CHAPLAINS WITHOUT GOD
I read in the news where the newest Chaplain at Harvard University is an atheist. Many clergy agree it is a good choice since so many youth today are turning away from religion. Interesting? Harvard was named for its first benefactor, the Puritan clergyman John Harvard, and was established as a Christian school to train the ministry in higher education. The Massachusetts colonial legislature authorized Harvard's founding, because they did not what to leave an illiterate ministry to the churches.
I certainly believe in education, it is a lot cheaper than ignorance, however, we see too many educated beyond their ability to use what they have learned. Education by itself in these modern times will take a mind away from the truth of the gospel, which can only be received by faith.
DO WE NEED EDUCATIONS?
Yes, we need education to read, and we want our children to have a good mind to understand the Bible. And yes, a Christian can understand many things by human reasoning - but what you cannot know by human understanding you have to believe by faith. That is hard to do for some.
I believe that all things were created by God according to my scriptural understanding from the Bible, which to me is the Word of God. However, I do not have enough faith to be an atheist and believe that the creation was created from nothing. I cannot have the faith to believe that a person born biologically as a man or woman can change that anytime they desire. I do not have enough faith to believe there is no absolute truth, and that truth can be whatever one perceives it to be, and no one has the right to judge it. I do not have enough faith to deny any authority that God has placed here for our protection, whether it is the police office, a schoolteacher, a parent or a preacher behind the pulpit.
GOOD WITHOUT GOD
The world is become like the newest chaplain at Harvard University, an atheist who wrote a book titled "Good without God." Perhaps a person could be good without God, but only God by the act of redemption, through Jesus Christ can make a person righteous and acceptable to God. That takes faith to believe, a faith that only God can give to a heart that is open to receive it.
I may not be able to understand with my limited education how God could create the earth, the universe and every star in the universe and then call them by name. That is too much for my human mind, but the same faith that saved me and placed a love in my heart for the LORD Jesus Christ creates a faith that believes beyond science, and beyond all natural education that denies God.
1 Cor 1:26 "For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: 27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty."
Pastor Bill Ivy - Living Word Tabernacle, Campbell Missouri - www.livingwordtabernacle.com