Tri-State Baptist College

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  1. Craigbythesea

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    I found the following quote at the top of the list in the “position” of an IFB “college” (Tri-State Baptist College):

    “Verbal Inspiration & Divine Preservation of the Scriptures in the King James Bible”

    It was listed above the

    • The Trinity
    • Deity of Jesus Christ
    • The Virgin Birth of Christ

    and 14 addition positions—the last on the list was the “Santification” of the Believer—and yes, that’s the way they spelled it! :D

    Any thoughts?

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  2. El_Guero

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    Craig,

    Are you looking to get a degree there?
     
  3. rlvaughn

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    I don't know anything about this school, but will comment on what you've posted.
    I personally don't think it is unusual to put one's "Bible" position ahead of all the others. All of the other doctrines, in theory at least, are derived from the Bible. IMO, there are two foundational doctrines - that God is, and that He has revealed Himself through His Word, the Bible.
    Could mean a lot of things - they are bad spellers, bad proofreaders, in too big a hurry, sloppy, don't care, etc. Is this one mistake in a million, or one of many more? It seems that our spelling in general is going downhill, maybe partly in proportion to how much we use e-mail and bulletin boards!
     
  4. Craigbythesea

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    No, I already have so many letters after my name that I can't remember what they all mean. :rolleyes:

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  5. Britney

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    is this the Tri-state in Walls, Mississippi?
     
  6. rlvaughn

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    Britney, I think that must be correct. I found a couple by googling, but the data on their (TSBC in Walls) position page matches the information in the original post, including the misspelling of "sanctification".

    http://www.tristatebaptistcollege.com/
     
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    Yes.

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  8. Casey

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    -nod- I personally think it's a great school. Even though I'm only 14, I've spent a few days there at their annual College Days, and I even have a few friends that attend there. In my opinion, it's a great Bible college.
     
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    Has anybody looked at the faculty and where they were educated?
     
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    No, I already have so many letters after my name that I can't remember what they all mean. :rolleyes:

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    </font>[/QUOTE]Are you preening and posing?
     
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    Yeah! A man of your pretensions should have more worthwhile things to do than to spoof and ridicule some sincere, honest people who are not on your level of purported sophistication and implied intellectual attainments.
     
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    They're homegrown but they're not exactly giving out doctorates either. The degree inflation appears to be less here than at some other places. From my brief visit to their web site, they seem to be a residential program instead of distance ed.
     
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    IMO Bibliology logically precedes other doctrines . But I do not agree that the KJV is inerrant.
     
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    I think many others said most of what needed to be said......... [​IMG]


    I just wanted to add that I've seen simpler words misspelled on the websites of major corporations, ones who you would think would have everything down just perfect.

    Typos happen.
     
  15. whatever

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    Did they list any subtraction positions?

    Unfortunately many of us are better at division than we are at multiplication.
     
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    Craig,

    I couldn't find the school you were referencing.

    Could you post a link to the page?

    In Him

    Wayne
     
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    Well I have some problems with their doctrinal statement.

    They said:
    "The King James Bible, including both Old and New Testaments, is the inerrant, infallible and inspired Word of God. These Scriptures are the final authority in all matters of faith and practice."

    ==So the greek/hebrew mean nothing? All other translations are not the Bible? That is a rather unacademic viewpoint not to mention unScriptural.

    Under the catagory of "Sovereign God" they talk about the Trinity and not the Sovereignity of God. Which is a bit strange since this is a place of theological study. In general the doctrinal statement reads more like something written by a layman or a small church and not something written for the Bible College.

    Also if you look at their athletics page you notice some strange outfits. The basketball players are where long pants and teeshirts under their outfits. The cheerleaders look as if they are at an 1800s dance or something. Don't get me wrong I am a big supporter of proper dress, morals, and manners. However these pictures (along with the KJVO statement) make the school look like it may take things to extremes.

    Most of their faculty have degrees only from TriState (which is a problem). I see nothing on the page about accreditation (etc).

    In short I would not attend this school nor would I recommend it to anyone.

    In Christ,
    Martin.
     
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    Martin,

    you really sound nitpicky on most of your points. If you don't agree with KJVO, than I should think that would be enough of a reason to not want to attend there. Why pick at these other issues?

    I admire a school with the guts to have their boys AS WELL AS their girls dress modestly while playing sports. My church's school does the same thing within their sports program, but I wouldn't call us extremists. Just modest.

    btw, I don't think Ive ever even heard of the college that is referenced here. I just wonder why it was brought up as an issue here without anyone even asking about it.

    To the OPer, I wonder if they are just trying to find colleges they don't agree with just in order to point them out to everyone?
     
  19. Martin

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    bapmom:

    You said:
    you really sound nitpicky on most of your points.

    ==Sorry.

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    You said:
    If you don't agree with KJVO, than I should think that would be enough of a reason to not want to attend there. Why pick at these other issues?

    ==Because I think it shows a general pattern. There are many of these type schools out there and they all are the same. They take things too far and end up in forms of legalism. Being careful about dress codes, faithful Bible translations(etc) is great but there comes a point when it just goes too far.

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    You said:
    I admire a school with the guts to have their boys AS WELL AS their girls dress modestly while playing sports. My church's school does the same thing within their sports program, but I wouldn't call us extremists. Just modest.

    ==Again it is the whole picture I am after here. Isolated from other factors I don't think it would be that big of a deal but including everything else it paints a picture that makes me uncomfortable. Btw, just an opinion, I don't see basic basketball outfits as being unmodest. However I guess it depends upon how one looks at these things.

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    You said:
    I don't think Ive ever even heard of the college that is referenced here. I just wonder why it was brought up as an issue here without anyone even asking about it.

    ==Like I said there are dozens of these type schools around. Most are unaccredited, KVJO, have a questionable faculty (most have degrees only from that one school), and tend to be somewhat legalistic on certain matters. There are several down here in North Carolina that I could name off and they all are the same. I guess this is just a issue I have and thus the "nitpicky" points. Don't know? [​IMG]

    In Christ,
    Martin.
     
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    I would call this point very picky and petty. I find it strange how folks who plead for tolerance and broadmindedness are so picky toward others who differ from themselves. I suppose you think the Mennonites who wear long dresses and prayer bonnets are queer. Do you gawk at the Amish too? I applaud and support these folks in their individuality. I despise slavish dullness and sameness. It seems all of American evangelicalism is developing a dress style, in many cases immodest dress, and cultural motif of monotony and flatness. This cookie cutter mentality is hateful for me. Style is a tyrant that rules modernity.

    I say more power to these folks who follow a dress or behavioral standard, regardless of whether I agree or not, according to their belief. This is being true to their theology. I will not criticize these folks for being consistent with their beliefs. Some of the more liberated types need to conform their lifestyle to their own professed beliefs.
     

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