Burial at the Seminary?
While driving home from the Y, my daughter announced, "I know what the seminary is for."

"What's that?" I asked.

"That's where they bury people."

I tried not to laugh as I explained that she was referring to the cemetary. Not the seminary. "Seminary is where people go to learn how to be a pastor."

Atheists love recent studies indicating that the longer a person is educated, the less likely they are to retain their faith. Those attending seminary are no different. There is a preponderance of "dead" saints masquerading as men of God graduating seminaries these days.

Why? The longer a person subjects himself to the man-centered world of public education, the more influence it will gain in his life. Only 15% of Christians graduating from a public high school retain their faith according to some statistics. And those moving on to college and even seminary have a more directed and focused onslaught against Christianity to face in the hallowed halls of academia. But is that all of it? Can the Word of God not prevail against the world?

The bible tells us, "...upon this rock I will build my church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it." (Matthew 16:18). By adulthood, one's faith certainly should be strong enough to not be so easily swayed. If faith is not strong enough to hold against professors and text books, it is not strong enough to survive prison camps and persecution. Yet as the faith of our college students wanes, it is spreading quickly through China.

So why is it that, as far as faith goes, our seminaries can so easily be confused with cemetaries?

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