Golden State Baptist College in Santa Clara, CA. Their website is located at: http://www.gsbc.edu. Okay, first of all, thanks to anyone who reads this. I am new to the board, and have some serious questions for you all. I have applied to GSBC, and everything is fine. The only thing holding me back from gaining acceptance to GSBC is that I am not a Baptist. I just consider myself a Christian. I go to a non-denominational church (Christian and Missionary Alliance - CMA), and I love it there. I also have never read anything other than the NIV. GSBC is a KJVOnly institution. That kind of raises a flag for me, but I knew that going in, and thought it wouldn't be such a big deal. On their website, it does that they don't accept students who are not of the Baptist faith, but when I told them that I went to the CMA, they seemed okay with it. They also accepted my pastor's recommendation. I didn't see that I *had* to be a Baptist until after I talked to a person on the phone, who told me the only order of business left was to "become a member of a Baptist church." I was kind of having second doubts about this place, so I went to my pastor and talked to him. He was not pleased with the information. He explained to me what it meant to be separatists. I am not a separatist type of person at all. I will hang out with Lutherans, Catholics, Protestant's, etc, if the common focus is praising God. They say they oppose all forms of ecumenicism, which I believe is not fellowshipping with members of different churches (please, correct me if I am wrong). I know that I want to go to Bible college, and God still has kind of put GSBC on my heart, but I don't know what to do about this situation, I really don't. They seem perfect in the structure of doing things, chapel every day... The dress code is something I could get used to. I would love to play basketball there as well. I have heard good things about this school, and I went back on this board to read a post about GSBC and it seems some are impressed, and others aren't. I feel that if I don't get this situation figured out, it is really going to bog me down. I want to go to Bible college, and I want it to be structured and purely about Jesus, but I just don't know if I can compromise who I am as a person and compromise my faith just to get into this school. Would there be any way that they could accept as I am? I mean, I am going to be going to their church while I am there. And, for the record, I have NOTHING against Baptists, at all! I love them. I just don't know what to do here. I am not a person who believes in labels, (Baptist, Catholic, etc), because I believe we all share a like faith in Jesus and love Him, and that should be enough. It seems like there are a lot of factors going against the grain when it comes to me attending this school... Yet, I want to talk to as many people as I can and not rush off and make a snap decision. I don't want to rule this school out yet, not until I get some more advice. Sorry this is so long, please advise me as to what I should do/consider in this situation. Thank you so much and God bless you. Merry Christmas!