Bob jones university policy against interracial dating
Most people today have fed themselves on the entertainment media. I mean, a person can hardly sit down today without a movie or without music or something going on.
We're going to do everything we can to keep this fleshly nature of ours from taking control of us. In all, this is what the Reformation was all about a long time ago.
We feel like we want to promote an atmosphere to young people -- for young people to their parents, that says we're going to do everything we can to help your young person walk with God, love God, serve God. JONES: Well, it;s really not the Bob Jones theory, Larry. The Lord delivers liberal Protestants, atheists, unsaved people of any faith, delivers them from the bondage of sin to Christ. JONES: The Catholics say the deliverance is in the grace that is imparted through the transsubstantiaton that takes place in the offering of the sacraments, the elements of the sacraments...
JONES: It's not bad in itself, but the Bible teaches us to be distrustful of flesh. The physical familiarity in a close environment of young people can get out of hand very quickly, out of control very quickly. What is the argument of the Bob Jones theory against that? I mean, the way we feel about the Catholic Church or Mormonism or Buddhism or Hinduism or anything else is that, you know, we wish these people knew the Lord Jesus Christ. takes away -- you know, the Catholics are very strong on the infallibility of the pope. I mean, what -- OK, they're entitled to their opinion.
Cult also means, according to the dictionary -- I looked it up this afternoon because I figured you would ask this question -- it also has the broader meaning of strict adherence to any faith.
In fact, I was reading a "Newsweek" article today written in 1996 about the pope's visit to South America.
Will you explain your feelings about the Catholic Church and also the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It's called the Morning star of the revelation -- the morning star of the Reformation. If there's doctrine in any other church contrary to the Bible, we can't feel good about that. JONES: Well, "cult" has, I admit, a connotation, of something sinister, or...
They moved up to Tennessee, near Chattanooga, to be a little closer to people, and easier access, and then in 1946, after World War II, there was this huge influx of veterans, they had seen their friends blown to bits in the foxholes, they understood that eternity was real and soon, and they -- all that mattered to them was getting men ready to live with Christ eternally, so they used the G. Bill and they started flooding and we couldn't expand, so we were looking for a place and the Lord led us to Greenville, South Carolina. We can't point to a verse in the Bible that says you shouldn't date or marry inter-racial. JONES: No, we can't back it up with a verse from the Bible. KING: You caused a presidential candidate to write a letter to a cardinal. KING: If you are not accredited, do they have a problem getting into postgraduate schools? KING: All right, let's get over -- discuss some of the restrictions, and then we'll discuss some of the things that are in news and we'll deal with politics and take some calls. KING: But will you admit, as Jerry Falwell has said, you were wrong, you should have taken them? JONES: Well, being a Bible believing institution, Larry, we try to base things on Bible principle. We -- a young man or young lady who's come to us, recently converted, no longer on drugs, of course we grow them, but...