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DAYTON, Tenn. – Several professors at a Christian college in Tennessee have announced they will be resigning after the school’s leadership affirmed that Adam and Eve were historical people, specially created by God.

 

As previously reported, Bryan College is a small evangelical Christian school in Dayton, Tennessee, with a total enrollment of approximately 1,400 students. In February, the school added a brief clarification to its statement of belief in order to clear up any ambiguity about the school’s stance on the origin of humans.

 

“We believe that all humanity is descended from Adam and Eve,” the statement says. “They are historical persons created by God in a special formative act, and not from previously existing life forms.” http://christiannews.net/2014/05/12/professors-resign-from-christian-college-as-creationevolution-rift-continues/

 

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Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever. Psalms 119:160

 

Whatever Is A Simple Bible Believer To Do?

 

If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.

 

But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.

 

For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.

 

For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. 1 Corinthians 15:19-22

 

Beloved, What Do You Think?

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Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, 5 And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife:and they twain shall be one flesh? (KJV)

-- Jesus. Matthew 19:4-5

Key words "at the beginning". ... They would be Adam and Eve

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Actually it is a good thing that unbelieving professors depart from Christian schools and colleges. In the past believers have had to leave because the learning institutions departed from the truth.  So this is actually good.  In fact all genuine Christian institutions should ask those who do not believe to depart, rather than sow their seeds of unbelief among the young, the naive, the uninformed, or the gullible.

If Adam and Eve were not real historical people, then the whole Bible becomes totally unreliable, and the Gospel becomes meaningless.

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Blessings,,,,,,,

      I agree with Ezra 100%,they should go,,,,,,,,,,,,,you have to wonder what they are doing there in the first place,I don't believe they are there without ulterior motives,,,,,,,,perhaps unwittingly but never the less used by the enemy

                                                                                                     With love-in Christ,Kwik


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For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 

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If you are going to represent God, claim to be a follower of God and then teach his word then you need to teach what God has said. God has said Adam and Eve are historical thus we believers teach that revelation. We do not follow secular science for that field is deceived and blind and does not follow the HS to the truth.

 

I am happy to see different Christian universities making this stand and have supported many of them in the aftermath. We need our classrooms and our pulpits to be filled with pastors and teachers who side with God over what the secular world says.

There will be an issue on academic integrity and freedom in  our magazine in a few months

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If a professor is teaching at a Christian college and they are not a Christian then they should leave.There are plenty of other colleges that are liberal and do not believe in God.

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If a professor is teaching at a Christian college and they are not a Christian then they should leave.There are plenty of other colleges that are liberal and do not believe in God.

I agree that it is difficult to be a Christian while believing that man originates from "lower" life forms. But my impression is that those professors, despite their ontological and epistemological predicament, still believe in God and Jesus. 

I am not a Christian and I am pretty ignorant about the doctrine, therefore I have a question. Assuming that they still believe in God and Jesus with all their heart, will they be punished in the afterlife for having made the mistake of holding an evolutionary position?

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I agree that it is difficult to be a Christian while believing that man originates from "lower" life forms. But my impression is that those professors, despite their ontological and epistemological predicament, still believe in God and Jesus. 

they still believe that the Trinity exists and they 'worship' him but how can you worship someone you claim to have lied, and is incapable of telling their followers the truth?

Assuming that they still believe in God and Jesus with all their heart, will they be punished in the afterlife for having made the mistake of holding an evolutionary position?

that depends upon God. he alone is in charge of who enters heaven and resides with him but keep in mind that God said that liars will not enter his kingdom.  lying is a sin and those professors are lying about God, what he did and what took place in the beginning so you need to do the math. if they do not repent of those sins, it is a good chance they will miss out on heaven but I am not the last word on this issue.

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That's a reasonable position, though if you're not a Christian I don't see why you would think whether they're YEC or not is going to affect whether they go to Heaven or not.

I last believed the world was created in six days in 1954. When my Presbyterian minister pushed me on the issue with his Westminster Confession, I (like almost all other teenage boys) stopped going to church.  When I started college in 1960 I started questioning my agnosticism and became a Seeker.  By 1961 I had gotten as far as Arianism (from believing the Gospel of Mark plus the Major Prophets from the OT), by 1962 I was trinitarian (accepting all three Synoptic gospels), by 1963 I was first ready to accept all the Bible--but based on the authority of the Church (as a Roman Catholic catechumen).  That blew up when the priest insisted Natural Law implied anyone not a Christian would go to Hell.  But by 1969 I could find a more liberal priest, got baptized and committed to believing the whole Bible (all 72 books).  At that point I could first have taken Bryan College's oath.  Until 1992, that is, when I broke from the Roman Catholic Church and no longer had a reason to believe the whole Bible.  And I still don't.  The obligation to believe the whole Bible (all 72 books) did not come until the Council of Trent in 1545 to 1563, but that Roman Catholic decision does not apply to me as a Lutheran--we broke away in 1517.

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Too many of the big name Bible colleges are loosening their stance on many of the Biblical doctrine... glad to see someone stand and tell it like it is. There is only one Bible and it is plain teaching to the one who has ears to hear! Let the profs go... get some good ones in there!!!

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I agree that it is difficult to be a Christian while believing that man originates from "lower" life forms. But my impression is that those professors, despite their ontological and epistemological predicament, still believe in God and Jesus. 

they still believe that the Trinity exists and they 'worship' him but how can you worship someone you claim to have lied, and is incapable of telling their followers the truth?

Assuming that they still believe in God and Jesus with all their heart, will they be punished in the afterlife for having made the mistake of holding an evolutionary position?

that depends upon God. he alone is in charge of who enters heaven and resides with him but keep in mind that God said that liars will not enter his kingdom.  lying is a sin and those professors are lying about God, what he did and what took place in the beginning so you need to do the math. if they do not repent of those sins, it is a good chance they will miss out on heaven but I am not the last word on this issue.

These are good questions. If Jesus mentioned a literal Adam and Eve, then I really do not see how they can be called Christians. But did He? I have no clue.

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These are good questions. If Jesus mentioned a literal Adam and Eve, then I really do not see how they can be called Christians. But did He? I have no clue.

Siegi,

If you have no clue, get a German Bible (Luther's translation from 1545, not the later corrupted revisions) and read the Gospels and the words of the Lord Jesus Christ. God never intended us to be clueless.

[Getting the quotes to work properly is a problem]

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The name "Adam" not only is not said by Jesus, but in the four gospels it occurs only in the genealogy in Luke..  At age 13 it bothered me that the world was older than 6000 years, but for 54 years I have been a Christian without believing it or believing it is possible.  I have been variously Methodist, Roman Catholic, Episcopalian and now Lutheran as a theistic evolutionist and still can't imagine believing the world Is only 6000 years old.

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DAYTON, Tenn. – Several professors at a Christian college in Tennessee have announced they will be resigning after the school’s leadership affirmed that Adam and Eve were historical people, specially created by God.

 

As previously reported, Bryan College is a small evangelical Christian school in Dayton, Tennessee, with a total enrollment of approximately 1,400 students. In February, the school added a brief clarification to its statement of belief in order to clear up any ambiguity about the school’s stance on the origin of humans.

 

“We believe that all humanity is descended from Adam and Eve,” the statement says. “They are historical persons created by God in a special formative act, and not from previously existing life forms.” http://christiannews.net/2014/05/12/professors-resign-from-christian-college-as-creationevolution-rift-continues/

 

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Oh The Shame~!

 

Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever. Psalms 119:160

 

Whatever Is A Simple Bible Believer To Do?

 

If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.

 

But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.

 

For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.

 

For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. 1 Corinthians 15:19-22

 

Beloved, What Do You Think?

This seems the people who are resigned from their jobs ,, are not born again people,, This is making me confusion,, i will go and check the given link,, 

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DAYTON, Tenn. – Several professors at a Christian college in Tennessee have announced they will be resigning after the school’s leadership affirmed that Adam and Eve were historical people, specially created by God.

 

As previously reported, Bryan College is a small evangelical Christian school in Dayton, Tennessee, with a total enrollment of approximately 1,400 students. In February, the school added a brief clarification to its statement of belief in order to clear up any ambiguity about the school’s stance on the origin of humans.

 

“We believe that all humanity is descended from Adam and Eve,” the statement says. “They are historical persons created by God in a special formative act, and not from previously existing life forms.” http://christiannews.net/2014/05/12/professors-resign-from-christian-college-as-creationevolution-rift-continues/

 

~

 

Oh The Shame~!

 

Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever. Psalms 119:160

 

Whatever Is A Simple Bible Believer To Do?

 

If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.

 

But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.

 

For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.

 

For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. 1 Corinthians 15:19-22

 

Beloved, What Do You Think?

I went to read the stuff in your link,, 

i have found this,,

''''''Two-and-a-half months after Bryan College issued the statement of belief clarification, the school remains under heavy fire from evolutionists. Jerry Coyne, a well-known evolutionist professor at the University of Chicago, alleged that the school’s statement flies in the face of “science.”''

I think the Christian college people did the mistake to recruit the Evolutionist professor.  I think this is big mistake,,

Let us pray for that college,, 

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the trouble is these professors take these jobs knowing that they disagree with the Bible and the school's position.it is up to them to either not acept the job offer or resign when they feel they cannot agree with the school's theological position.  they do not have the right to change the views of the school or influence the students away from God and the truth.

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There is no conflict between Adam and Eve being actual people from which we all descended, and evolution.  

Seems like much ado about nothing.

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If a professor is teaching at a Christian college and they are not a Christian then they should leave.There are plenty of other colleges that are liberal and do not believe in God.

I agree that it is difficult to be a Christian while believing that man originates from "lower" life forms. But my impression is that those professors, despite their ontological and epistemological predicament, still believe in God and Jesus. 

I am not a Christian and I am pretty ignorant about the doctrine, therefore I have a question. Assuming that they still believe in God and Jesus with all their heart, will they be punished in the afterlife for having made the mistake of holding an evolutionary position?

Christianity teaches on faith and morals, not science.   ;)

 

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I only see a conflict between science and the Bible where evolution is concerned.  Evolution Theory violates the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics, and the Bible of course.  It's not natural for more complex lifeforms to be created without a Creator doing the manipulation.  We will return to dust upon death, which is a less complex form.  It's only our Creator, the breadth of whom gives us life, and will raise us up because He (Jesus) has conquered death for all time.

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I only see a conflict between science and the Bible where evolution is concerned.  Evolution Theory violates the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics, and the Bible of course.  It's not natural for more complex lifeforms to be created without a Creator doing the manipulation.  We will return to dust upon death, which is a less complex form.  It's only our Creator, the breadth of whom gives us life, and will raise us up because He (Jesus) has conquered death for all time.

 actually there are more conflicts than just that one topic.  But one needs to remember that secular science is run by deceived and blind people and we need to consider the source of other scientific information before accepting it as fact or close to correct.

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It is kind of puzzling why the professors would be offended by claiming all humans come from two people because genetics proved that years ago.

There was a PBS special years ago ("The Daughters of Eve") that showed through mitochondrial DNA that all women come from one woman. And more recently it has been proven through Y chromosome studies that all men are descended from one man.

That sounds like Adam and Eve to me.

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6 hours ago, Earnest said:

It is kind of puzzling why the professors would be offended by claiming all humans come from two people because genetics proved that years ago.

There was a PBS special years ago ("The Daughters of Eve") that showed through mitochondrial DNA that all women come from one woman. And more recently it has been proven through Y chromosome studies that all men are descended from one man.

That sounds like Adam and Eve to me.

the problem with your post is that you probably missed the parts of those studies that have eve living over 200,000 years ago approx., and Adam living in another era and those studies do not have those two people mating at all.  I have read the studies.

 

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