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812 total votes have been cast on this survey | 30 user comments  ( edit survey )

Should Christians send their children to mainstream Christian universities?
Created: 5/22/2005 | Last Vote: 8 years ago | Comment: 9 years ago
Disclaimer: These surveys are created by PLUS or FULL Members of the site and, unless specified, are not created by the SermonAudio staff nor do they necessarily reflect the site's position on any topic.

 •   No, they are too liberal. Send them to a local/smaller Christian school where there is more control.
  53% | 429 votes

 •   Yes, they offer a good, solid education. Please share which colleges you approve of (PCC, Calvin...)
  21% | 167 votes

 •   I don't know. The question doesn't apply to my family or I have a long time to consider yet.
  17% | 138 votes

 •   No answer. Skip this survey, I do not care to vote on this topic.
  10% | 78 votes


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Survey2/28/10 6:47 AM
pilgrimmum | Australia  Find all comments by pilgrimmum
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Carolyn is right. Jesuits have been infiltrating our Christian education systems since the Counter Reformation. The proof is in the pudding. Of course we're meant to separate from the ungodly. How on fire for the Lord are these kids who go to these liberal uni's or supposedly Christian Colleges? Homeschooling all the way here in Oz as there is no alternative. There are no Christian Uni's or Colleges here.

Survey3/13/09 2:40 PM
Dr. Roy Lester | East Tennessee  Contact via emailFind all comments by Dr. Roy Lester
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Free Will Baptist Bible College in Nashville, Tennessee is a great school. They have an "A" rating in collegs and universities and any credits earned there are transferrable to any school in the country. They are Christ centered and very conservative theologically. I reccomend them to anyone who wants a good education.

Survey9/27/08 2:38 PM
Sabet | Toronto  Find all comments by Sabet
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Unless parents are prepared to do the hard work of teaching their children the truths of the Christian faith in the home, they should not be surprised when someone or some other institution ( Christian or not ) indoctrinates them according to what they hold to be true.

Survey4/1/07 8:52 PM
TucsonSue | AZ  Contact via emailFind all comments by TucsonSue
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More important than whether the College/University is Christian, is making sure there is a church close enough so there is no excuse for not going. Parents should attend the church with the student (before matriculation)to see whether it is in keeping with their standards and thoughts about worship. The student can meet the pastor and maybe even attend a college-age Bible study. No student should attend any sort of college/university if there is not a suitable supportive church nearby.

Survey3/3/07 10:31 AM
Ed 1999-US-young | Eastern US  Find all comments by Ed 1999-US-young
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I don't think this survey had enough answers to choose from. Where a child "should" go to school is probably more based on the individual than some would like to admit. There are children well-trained in the faith who could thrive (not just survive) in the most liberal, secular school. Not every kid, but some. Besides, if a child "loses" his faith so easily at college, has there really been "the right training" at home to allow them to make the faith their own Control will not make Christians out of your kids ...
Christians are far too afraid of information. If we taught our kids how to think critically about issues, their faith would be so much stronger ... but alas, we think that by isolating them we will preserve the feeble faith we have "passed on" to them. I truly feel pity for parents who fear an honest search for truth. If it is honest, Christ is there, for He is Truth. We all need to do a better job of explaining and living the Scriptures before our kids instead of preaching at them ... is it any wonder that parents who preach are often the ones most afraid of their kids rejecting the faith?
I pray that God preserves true faith in my children - but I also want to employ His methods for imparting wisdom while they are with me. Honest answers to honest ques

Survey7/27/06 12:54 AM
Stating the Obvious to the Oblivious | Far Right of the Right  
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No, they are too liberal.

Survey7/25/06 4:54 AM
Jesse | High in Coastal Mountains in BC Canada  Contact via email
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We've been Graced with a lot of children, and our youngest daughter is just entering her second year as a resident at a well-known, EXCELLENT, Christian university in Canada. The bar is set high spiritually, academically, and morally. (She won't be 18 until the end of August, and she already has a degree in photography, is a many times published, award-winning writer, and is working on her first novel.)

We home educated our children to university level, and she's the only one who actually chose to attend one. The others are in the arts and/or the missionary field.

I don't believe this is a "should" or "shouldn't" question, since the answer will be different for everyone.

In our daughter's case, she felt that YHWH strongly led her in this direction, and is more convinced of this now than ever. So, for her this is the "right" decision. For someone else it might not be, since our Father knows what He is doing, and what plans He has for each of us personally.

If "should" needs to be in this equation, then I believe we "should" enquire (through prayer WITH our children) of our Father through Christ as to what *His* Will is for them - and then do it.

Yours, surrendering to, and trusting in Jesus - Jesse.

Survey7/8/06 12:42 PM
John Yurich | USA  
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You really are insane as well as being a total moron to state that the Jesuits have infiltrated Christian universities. Prove that statement. Why are you so Anti-Catholic? My brother is a Born Again Non Denominational Christian and he is not Anti-Catholic. In fact nobody at that Non Denominational Church that my brother is a member of is Anti-Catholic because my brother and nobody else at that Non Denominational Church has hatred in their hearts for any church that acknowledges the Deity of Christ and the Holy Trinity and everybody at that Non Denominational Church is more Christlike then any of you crazy lunatic Fundamentalist and Evangelical Protestants on here.

If mainstream Christian universities are Christian then it makes no difference if Born Again Christians send their children to mainstream Christian universities.

Survey7/8/06 10:11 AM
Doug | Pennsylvania  
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I don't believe this is a good question to be answered in this format (multiple choice). The answer is that it depends on the student, the college, and the circumstances.

Survey4/29/06 12:21 AM
Christina E | VA  
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Both our daughters (now 25, 24) graduated from Liberty University and they think LU's standards are slipping and that it is hurting the school. I will hold my nose at Commencement this May[Sen. John McCain(RINO, AZ)] as we have 2 dd's/1 sil (and one about to be sil) getting degrees - 2 bach, 2 master's.

Survey3/28/06 10:08 AM
shelly | southern USA  
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I also graduated from Bob Jones University. It's only by God's grace that I didn't remain arminian but came to know the truth. BJU seems to be split. If you are dispensational then you will fit right in and not notice when Truth is given. What I noticed is that I was drawn to those who believed rightly, yet I also avoided them. If you believe the doctrines of grace, then you will find students and teachers who also do. I would recommend BJU with the following admonitions.
You must be on your guard and search the scriptures daily to see if these things are so. You cannot attend BJU and blindly accept all that is said and taught. Isn't this true of life that we must always make sure we are lined up with who Christ is and not man's ideas even if they "sound" biblical?

Survey2/27/06 4:12 PM
Engineer | USA  
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AMEN TO Carolyn"Jesuits have infiltrated Christian schools, universities, and seminaries with their pernicious doctrines"

The Global Pastors Network (GPN) is alleged to be “the greatest concerted effort of evangelism in history.” In January it sponsored the Billion Soul Pastors Conference in Orlando, Florida, with the goal of planting five million new churches and converting one billion souls to Christ over the next ten years. The GPN was founded in 2002 by the late Bill Bright and James O. Davis, and so far it has brought together 20,000 pastors from 70 countries.
One of the speakers at January’s Billion Soul Pastors Conference was New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, a Roman Catholic who supports “abortion rights and gay rights.” Giuliani is a good politician and he knows religion, but he does not know the gospel of the grace of Jesus Christ, and this illustrates the confusion that surrounds this type of ecumenical endeavor. The Bible demands true unity of doctrine and purpose. “Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment” (1 Cor. 1:10).

Survey2/27/06 3:20 PM
Leslie | Yukon, Canada  
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I think each situation needs careful consideration and prayer. How solid is the student, spiritually? What will their major be? A Bible major would probably be better off at a smaller, more conservative institute. A scientific major may not have an option of going to a smaller Bible college. As a Canadian, I know not all small American Bible colleges can legally accept foreign students.

Survey1/7/06 10:56 PM
Bryan WIley | Louisville  Contact via email
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Christians need to be salt and light and should be prepared by the 20's.

Survey12/3/05 4:08 AM
coora | Australia  
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Our children are now adults, but their schooling to age 12yr was in a small 6 teacher school. That's all that was available to us.
Beyond that they had to leave home and board some 4hours distance by road from home. We chose to send them to Christian schools but most of the boarding schools in Australia are run by the churches.
From there they each went to the only university in the state which carried their disciplines - actually 3 different universities for four different fields.
God knows and can minister to our children even under these circumstances. They are children of the covenant and as such are under His care.

Survey6/28/05 4:26 PM
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Neil, my word would be pseudo fundamentalists, but I agree. They do not have a clear cut theological position!

Survey6/28/05 3:58 PM
Neil | Tucson  
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BJU is what I would call "ecumenical Fundamentalist." Look at their list of approved churches:

Obviously, Baptists predominate, but there are Presbys & Bible Methodists too.

Survey6/28/05 3:50 PM
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"I know a few folk who went to Bob Jones University and they seem to have been taught alot of arminian and dispensationalist heresies, sadly these false doctrines apear to be widespread in America."

Yea, it has provoked them to send more missionaries to the world than any country in history.

Sorry American dispensationalists!

Survey6/28/05 9:51 AM
N Fraser  
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The parents of children have a covenant responsabilty to teach their children the biblical truths.

Survey6/28/05 9:49 AM
N Fraser  
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I know a few folk who went to Bob Jones University and they seem to have been taught alot of arminian and dispensationalist heresies, sadly these false doctrines apear to be widespread in America.

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