Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Already Compromised Book Review!

Already Compromised
Already Compromised

"Faith is one of the world's great evils....it is capable of drawing people to such dangerous folly...it seems to me to qualify as a kind of mental illness."  -Dr. Richard Dawkins

"If scientists can destroy the influence of religion on young people, then I think it may be the most important contribution we can make."  -Dr. Steven Weinburg

"Secular professors should arrange things so that students who enter as bigoted, homophobic religious fundamentalists will leave college with views more like our own."  -Richard Rorty

In this world of tolerance and religious 'blending', these men of secular science are leading the way in proclaiming evolution as 'truth'.  Though in reality it's not about science at all.  It's about religion and the continuing undermining of Christianity through the chipping away of the Word of God chiefly focused at the collegiate level.

I already hear your response...."We won't experience that because we will send our child to a Christian establishment."  Think again - not all Christian Colleges are created equal and not all of them teach a Biblical worldview.

Shocked?

I know I was!

In Already Compromised, Ken Ham and Greg Hall poll Presidents, Vice Presidents, heads of Science and Religion Departments of Christian Colleges through the United States.  The answers (and the analysis) from 312 responders shed light on what they believe, the many contradictions within those beliefs and how those contradictions hurt the faith of students instead of building it up.

"The compromise that we're seeing in Christian colleges always centers on this:  What we believe about the inspiration, inerracy and infallibility of Scripture.  This IS the issue.  The authority of Scripture is a central point of faith.  If you don't get the first 2 chapters of the sacred text right, you cannot get the rest right either."

This book will give you helps in historical vs. operational science (and why that is important), a thorough list of questions to ask when looking for a college and keys to help students gird themselves for the fight over their beliefs.

Why is this so important you ask......

A quote from page 182 says it best:

"So, no literal Fall, no literal Adam and Eve - so much for Christianity!  And all people have descended from several thousand people, not just two - which means the Apostle Paul in Romans 5 and 1 Corinthians 15 is wrong concerning the gospel!  And if that's the case, then Jesus didn't even tell the truth in Matthew 19 when he quoted Genesis and built the doctrine of marriage on the literal history in this account.

It seems the atheists understand theology better than these compromised Christians.  They realize that if a literal Fall and a literal Adam and Eve are indeed false, then there is no use being a Christian because it undermines the very basis for the gospel.

One leading atheist claims:

Christianity has fought, still fights and will fight science to the desperate end over evolution, because evolution destroys utterly and finally the very reason Jesus' earthly life was supposedly made necessary.  Destroy Adam and Eve and the original sin and in the rubble you will find the sorry remains of the son of god.  Take away the meaning of his death.  If Jesus was not the redeemer that died for our sins and this is what evolution means, then Christianity is nothing."

I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review

7 comments:

  1. Interesting study. A literal fall is pretty important! How did you get a free review copy?

    -Mikel

    Apologetics Guy

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  2. Been waiting to see this since Southeast and Midwest Conventions and their controversies. Thanks for sharing about it. Will put it on my wishlist just in case I don't win!

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  3. I have been wanting to read it. Thanks for the review!

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  4. Wow this is the first I heard of this book and compromising Christian schools. I homeschool mine and will continue to do so. Thanks for the review!

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  5. I definitely saw this tendency when I went to a private Christian college in the 90s. I saw the 'liberal' theology department, its effect on the students themselves falling away, and the rejection of conservative teachers. We had a guest teacher there for a year, a very firm Reformed religion teacher, who was not asked to return because of his conflicts with the religion department. Luckily he was my doctrine teacher, and his teaching really impacted my life.

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