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Saturday, December 4, 2010

What's The Big Deal About Christian College? Part 3

2 Corinthians 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

Imagine being born on the little house in the prarie. For those of you too young to know what that is, just imagine being born 200 years ago before they had autombiles and tractors. Now imagine that you grow up to be a farmer, and it is time to plow the field. Remember there is no tractor, so you go out to the barn and pick out two animals to hitch to the yoke and plow the field. Above is a picutre of two animals yoked together. There are 3 donkeys, 2 cows, 4 horses, and a pig. What would be the best choice if you had to pick two? How about using a doney and a pig or a cow and a horse together? I hope you can see it. Neither of those choices would work. The two animals are so different in size, strength, and height. I think that the donkey would end up dragging the pig all around the field. It would work much better if you used two cows or two donkeys, or two horses. It just wouldn't work if these animals were "unequally yoked." Deauteronomy 22:10 outlawed this type of farming practice for the Israelites. In the New Testament, Paul uses this illustration to help us as Chrisitan believers to see the importance of choosing the right friendships, relationships, business parterns, and marriage partners.

Here is another reason why Bible college is so important. Let's imagine you go to U of Z (where ever that is). This university is a secular college where atheism, evolution, and other false teachings are promoted. Let's say that there are 5,000 people that attend the university. What are the chances that you will find a person that is a godly, growing Christian??? Not to good. Better yet, what are the chances that you will ended of marrying someone that cares very little about God, the Bible, and building a relationship centered around these things??? More than likely this is what you would find.

My point is NOT that you could never find another believer at a secualr univeristy. My point IS that you have a far greater percentage of godly candidates for marriage in a Bible college setting. Don't misquote me. I'm not saying that if your a girl every guy on a Bible college campus is a good candidate for marriage. I'm simply saying that there will be more guys that are likeminded about spiritual matters, and this is so very important.

Think about my marriage for a second. What if Mrs. Lahmann didn't like church, teens, the Bible, soulwinning, and helping people? How much do you think I would be able to do for the Lord? Not very much. You might say, "Pastor Matt, but I'm not going to be a preacher." Yes, but don't you plan on having a Christ-centered marriage, raising a godly family, and serving faithfully in a local church that is involved in fulfilling the Great Commission? Okay, then. You may want to think about going to a college where you will find a greater percentage of men/women (whatever your case may be) that are living a godly life.

Again, Bible college is not a REQUIREMENT of the Bible. You don't NEED it to find God's will, but if you are planning to go to college a Bible college offer far more benefits for Chrisitans than secualr universities.

Below is some additional material I found that exapand the application of this passage. This is not an endorsement of other Bible versions, but the materail contained in this link is Biblical and helpful to see a broader application of 2 Corithians 6:14 CLICK HERE

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