Political Correctness Reigns on Campus


YOU HAVE ARGUED THAT THE
CHURCH HAD BETTER WAKE UP AND SUPPORT ITS CHRISTIAN
INSTITUTIONS OF EDUCATION OR THERE WON’T BE PLACES
TO SEND YOUR CHILDREN TO CAPTURE THAT BIBLICAL
WORLDVIEW AND BE ANIMATED TO RESPOND TO THE
SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD WITH A CALLING TO ENGAGE
THE CULTURE. SPEAK TO THAT
A LITTLE BIT. WHAT DOES THE CHURCH
NEED TO DO TO PRESERVE A BIBLICAL FOUNDATION,
QUITE FRANKLY, IN HIGHER EDUCATION? THE CHURCH NEEDS TO PUT ITS
MONEY WHERE ITS MOUTH IS. THE CHURCH HAS TO SUPPORT
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION, AND IF IT DOESN’T
WE WILL LOSE. WHAT IS TAUGHT TODAY IN
THE CLASSROOM WILL BE PRACTICED TOMORROW IN
OUR CULTURE AND IN OUR CHURCHES. IT’S GARBAGE IN GARBAGE
OUT, AND IF WE CONTINUE TO SUPPORT SECULAR
INSTITUTIONS THAT ARE ANTITHETICAL TO A BIBLICAL
WORLDVIEW, AND HAVE ANIMOSITY TOWARD A
BIBLICAL WORLDVIEW, AND TAKE PRIDE IN TEARING A
KID’S HEART, MIND, AND SOUL OUT AND REPLACING IT
WITH THIS POSTMODERN MUSH; IF WE CONTINUE TO SUPPORT
THAT WITH OUR DOLLARS, WHETHER THEY BE PERSONAL
DOLLARS OUT OF OUR OWN POCKETBOOKS, OR WHETHER IT
BE CORPORATE, OR WHETHER IT BE AS STATE DOLLARS, WE
WILL LOSE BECAUSE WHAT’S TAUGHT TODAY IN THE
CLASSROOM WILL BE PRACTICED TOMORROW
IN OUR CHURCH. WITHOUT THAT AND WITHOUT
THE FUNDING OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION, I WOULD ARGUE,
WE ARE IN A WORLD OF HURT, BECAUSE THE IDEAS THAT ARE
SERVING AS THE FOUNDATION FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF
LEADERSHIP IN OUR CHURCH, AND IN OUR CULTURE, AND IN
OUR GOVERNMENT, AND IN OUR CORPORATIONS ARE TERRIBLE
IDEAS THAT DO NOT LEND THEMSELVES TO FREEDOM. THE COLLEGES AND
UNIVERSITIES TODAY, THAT CLAIM TO BE CHRISTIAN,
BUT DON’T ACKNOWLEDGE THE INERRANCY OF THE WORD,
AND DON’T ACKNOWLEDGE THE OBJECTIVITY OF TRUTH, AND
DON’T ACKNOWLEDGE THAT GOD DEFINES LIFE NOT PLANNED
PARENTHOOD, AND DON’T ACKNOWLEDGE THAT MARRIAGE
IS DEFINED BY THE CHURCH AND IT’S NOT A FUNCTION
OF THE STATE, ANY COLLEGE THAT CAN’T ANSWER THOSE
QUESTIONS RIGHTLY, IS NOT A COLLEGE WORTH SENDING
YOUR KIDS TOO, REGARDLESS OF WHAT THEIR FOUR
COLOR BROCHURE SHOWS. I AM PRESIDENT OF OKLAHOMA
WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY, NOT OKLAHOMA WESLEYAN
DIVERSITY; WE STAND FOR THE UNITY, WE STAND FOR
THE UNUM NOT THE PLURIBUS, WE STAND FOR UNITY, NOT
DIVISION, WE’RE NOT GONNA PROMOTE DIVISIVENESS,
WE’RE GONNA ASK FOR PEOPLE TO COME TOGETHER IN UNITY
IN CHRIST, RECOGNIZING THAT THERE’S UNITY IN
VERITAS, THERE’S UNITY IN THE VERITIES, THERE’S
UNITY IN THE VERSITY IF YOU WILL, AND WE’RE NOT
GONNA PUT SECOND THINGS FIRST. C.S. LEWIS TOLD US, WHEN
YOU PUT FIRST THINGS FIRST YOU ALWAYS GET THEM, BUT
WHEN YOU PUT SECOND THINGS FIRST YOU GET NEITHER
SECOND NOR FIRST. WHAT WE’RE DOING TODAY IS
PREACHING DIVERSITY, WHICH ULTIMATELY LEADS TO
DIVISION, BALKANIZATION, ME AGAINST YOU, US
AGAINST THEM RATHER THAN RECOGNIZING WE WERE
FOUNDED AS UNIVERSITIES NOT DIVERSITIES. WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE
DEGRADATION OF OUR HISTORIC CHRISTIAN
INSTITUTIONS, AND I’M NOT JUST TALKING ACADEMIC, I’M
TALKING ABOUT THE CHURCH AS WELL; IT SEEMS SUCH A
BIG PROBLEM WE DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT. WHAT SHOULD THE AVERAGE
PERSON, WHO WANTS TO STAND FOR TRUTH, WHAT
SHOULD THEY DO FIRST? WELL GET A SPINE. GET SOME COURAGE. GET SOME CONVICTION. YOU KNOW I’M SICK AND
TIRED OF THE CONVERSATION. IF SOMEBODY USES THAT WORD
AROUND ME AGAIN, I’M JUST GONNA SCREAM. IT’S LIKE FINGERNAILS
ON A CHALKBOARD. CONVERSATION,
CONVERSATION; IT’S TIME FOR US TO STOP HAVING
CONVERSATIONS AND START SHOWING CONVICTION AND
CLARITY AND COURAGE. WHY DON’T WE HAVE THE
CONFIDENCE TO RUN INTO THE STORM, WAVING THE BANNER
OF THE TRUTH OF CHRIST AND THE TRUTH OF SCRIPTURE? AND RECOGNIZING THAT IF WE
WIN WAVING THAT BANNER, GREAT THAT’S GOD’S GRACE,
BUT IF WE LOSE WAVING THAT BANNER IT DOESN’T MATTER,
WE SHOULD STILL WAVE THE BANNER AND BE WILLING
TO GO DOWN FIGHTING. STILL THE RIGHT FIGHT. WE AS A CHURCH NEED TO
RECOGNIZE THAT THERE ARE BATTLES WORTH FIGHTING.

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