Regent University and Pat Robertson

Discussion in 'Baptist Colleges / Seminaries' started by Martin, Apr 3, 2005.

  1. Martin

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    I know that Regent University is a Pentecostal school, right? Well I just heard on the radio Pat Robertson say that he is Southern Baptist. I thought he started Regent? Did he change his denomination? If so when and why?

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  2. Mapipe

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    I heard the same thing. Curious for an answer.
     
  3. Kiffen

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    Pat Robertson has always been Southern Baptist.
     
  4. Dr.Tim

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    James Robinson too
     
  5. bobbyd

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    i have never known that about either one of them...interesting.
     
  6. Martin

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    Well am wrong in thinking that he was a founder of Regent University?

    If I am right, why did a Southern Baptist help found a Pentecostal school?

    Nothing wrong with that but it seems a bit odd.

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  7. Broadus

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    Are you speaking of Pat Robertson? I've always considered him a charismatic Baptist.

    Bill
     
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    Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary recently hired a professor that received his doctorate from Robertson's university. It is nothing like Regent College in Vancouver, B.C.
     
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    Someone needs to come up with support for the claims ...

    What church holds their membership?
     
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    I was shocked to find out that Oral Roberts was a Methodist.
     
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    Concerning Pat Robertson,

    Pat was the son of a US Senator. He was also a Marine. He is trained as a minister and as a lawyer by education. When he ran for president in 1988 I believe, he surrendered his ministry credential for obvious reasons. He started Regent U (I don't remember the dates) as a spin off from the 700 Club (more or less) as a graduate university to change the country from the inside out, ie, through the different discilpines. Recently he was re-ordained I believe.

    Becasue of my eclectic background, I have been following him for about 30 years. I don't speak in tongues--don't go there!!!

    His school is very slanted and one sided but not in a way BJU is. They believe that one should engage the culture on their own grounds and not run from it. It all comes from the theological base that God has given us Americans a mandate by the Constitutuion to establish the US as a "Christian Nation."

    Some of this is sketchy I know and needs some clarification, but is accurate in the main I believe. Please feel free to correct and fill in where necessary.

    sdg!

    rd
     
  12. mjohnson7

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    Rhetorician is correct in his information. I just recently read Pat Robertson's authorized biography from around the time of his presidential run. I gained some respect for the man. I must say, perhaps to my fault, I'm quick to take religious "t.v. personalities" with a grain of salt. However, my view of Robertson has changed. I believe he has a sincere heart in wanting to the country by raising up leaders that have been solidly trained, i.e. Regent University. Regent began as CBN University and was, as Rhetorician explained a Christian graduate school. It has grown to become a full-fledged university offering undergrad and grad programs. Many of the graduates of their law school, the only one of its kind until just recently, work for David Gibbs Christian Law Association. Anyway...to make a long post longer....according to Robertson's biography, he was a Yale educated lawyer, raised Southern Baptist (and still claims to be, although he is "charismatic"), he felt called to ministry and attended (if I recall correctly) New York Theological Seminary. Regent is not Pentecostal in that it is affiliated with the UPC, however it is modeled after the beliefs of its founder. By the way, Robertson endured much hardship the in the early years of his ministry and was not, by any means being fed with a silver spoon. I hope this answers some questions!

    Matt
     

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