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What on earth could be objectionable about Patrick Henry College's Statement of Faith? The three points mentioned are all basic tenets of the historic Christian faith. Let's take them one at a time, shall we:

“Jesus Christ, born of a virgin, is God come in the flesh”:

Hard to make a more basic statement of Christian fact, and one accepted by all sects of the historic Christian faith throughout the centuries. All Christians (Protestants/Evangelicals, Catholics, etc.) agree on this one: Christ was God incarnate - nothing out of the ordinary here.

“Jesus Christ literally rose bodily from the dead”:

Again, this one is not just basic, it's literally "crucial" - this is the very heart of Christianity, and all Christians must by definition believe this as fact, regardless of denomination, etc. St. Paul: "...if there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain." Obviously, all Christians *must* believe this, and always have.

Hell is a place where “all who die outside of Christ shall be confined in conscious torment for eternity”:

There are some fringe groups who might argue semantics here, but again, Christians through the ages have always believed this, again across all major Christian groups.

So in short, that means that Patrick Henry College's Statement of Faith is simply one that is quite appropriate for a Christian school, and requires nothing other than that one actually believe the most basic and undisputed of Christian tenets to teach in a Christian school - How shocking! Note that this is considerably less stringent than what was once required of faculty at colleges such as Princeton, Harvard, Yale, etc., all of which were founded as overtly Christian institutions!

By the way, evolution is not the scientific lock most people think - check out if you're not afraid to see what science really proves about evolution.

Comment Posted By Dublin On 29.11.2005 @ 19:27



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