Bob jones university no interracial dating
A conservative Christian university in South Carolina is getting its federal tax-exempt status back 30 years after losing it over a ban on interracial dating.Bob Jones University President Steve Pettit told The Greenville News ( Pnry ) that the ban was dropped in 2000 and a former university president apologized for discrimination eight years later.It is all contrary to Scripture–it is all contrary to the Word of God. I will venture there is not a population in the world where there is a larger percentage of professing Christians than among the colored people in the South.[The Bible Is Perfectly Clear on Races] I am going to show you that the Bible is perfectly clear on races–just as clear as it can be. We Christian white people all have good friends among the colored people.
The Southern fundamentalist began his address by stressing its significance: “My friends, I am going to bring you today one of the most important and most timely messages I have ever brought. sounded like when delivering a studio address, you can sample the audio below.] In 2008, Stephen Jones—president of the school, son of Bob Jones III and great-grandson of Bob Jones Sr.—issued an apology on behalf of the school, saying (in part): For almost two centuries American Christianity, including BJU in its early stages, was characterized by the segregationist ethos of American culture.Consequently, for far too long, we allowed institutional policies regarding race to be shaped more directly by that ethos than by the principles and precepts of the Scriptures.We conformed to the culture rather than providing a clear Christian counterpoint to it.[The Source of Much of Today’s Troubles: Biblical Authority Is Being Undermined and Replaced with the Opinion of Man] In recent years there has been a subtle, Satanic effort to undermine people’s faith in the Bible; and the devil has led the race along until men have put their own opinion above the Word of God.You will find that practically all the troubles we are having today have come out of the fact that men in many instances have ceased to believe in an authoritative Bible.