Trinity Baptist College Jacksonville

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  1. got2liv4him

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    What is the opinion around the board about TBC Jax? What do people think about the program there? Has anyone been to college there? [​IMG]
     
  2. Rev. Joshua

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    It looks like a typical fundamentalist indoctrination center to me.

    - No reputable accredidation
    - profound legalism (to the extent of forbidding attendance at movie theatres and playing computer games)
    - insistence on membership in their IFB church

    I've never understood why people bother to spend money going to places like this, when generally all they do is reinforce their pre-existing beliefs.

    Joshua
     
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    I would consider myself a conservative and Trinity is a conservative school but I would not attend the school because it is too strict. I am also not sure about their academic curriculum.
     
  4. Charity

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    Trinity is a great school! I have a lot of friends that have gone there over the past few years and they have really enjoyed the Christ-like atmosphere.I'd say go for it!!! [​IMG]
     
  5. Dr. Bob

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    Have heard good reports of Trinity myself, though haven't been on campus in a coupla decades.

    It truly depends on what you want out of a college that makes it "good" or "bad" for you.

    Some desire strict rules, tight campus, indvidual standards, and reinforcing dogma rather than a looser program and more academic variation.

    As long as you know UP FRONT what you want and what you are getting into, I say "Amen". For those desiring more academic integrity along with high standards and rigid structure, there are many accredited ifb schools.
     
  6. try hard

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    First and foremost, there are nothing wrong with a school having those kind of rules, especially a Bible College. Movies and games are not bad, its just certain types.

    Secondly, This is not legalism.

    I have observed, being at college, that most people who have a problem obeying strict rules, have a problem with obeying rules in general. A lot of Christian teenagers are going to schools with fewer rules so they can "party". Their parents are pleased with them going to a Christian college so the student gets away with it. I am not saying that conservative Christian schools doesn't have troublemakers, but that schools with less rules tends to attract more of them.

    I also have many friends that go there. It is a great school. My friends have learned a lot from school there and it has had a major impact on the way they live.

    "Study to show thyself approved".
     
  7. DocCas

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    Having rules for students is certainly not legalism! Legalism (Pharisaical Legalism) is when you believe that keeping rules will make you more spiritual.

    Having rules about students attending movies is no more "legalism" than having rules about freshmen not being allowed to have cars on campus! Anyone who has ever been to Jacksonville knows that within just a few blocks of McDuff Ave. you can find some of the most disgusting entertainments available to fallen man. To make a rule forbidding all such entertainments is much easier than having to evaluate each and every such entertainment individually.
     
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    As a graduate of Trinity Baptist College (1992) I found the level of education to be adequent enough for preparation for seminary.

    The church is very conservative and Pastor Messer is a great expository preacher.

    The college is now moved onto the same campus as the church on Hammond Blvd and has a great set of facilities.

    Joshua's comment regarding the accreditation is one made out of pure ignorance... I sat on one of the committees that handled the accreditation, so I am very well aware of what went on during that process!

    All in all a great school, not perfect, but one where you can learn about the Bible and ministry in an enjoyable local church setting!
     
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    Well said, Terry! Though I've never attended there, my brother-in-law and sister both are grads from Trinity. I've heard both good and bad, but, even having just left IFBism, I would have to say that I believe Trinity to be one of the better Fundamental schools.

    AJL
     
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    Rev villines,

    Were you ever in the military? If so did you find all the rules and discipline had a disastrous and profound effect on your psyche? Do you know what the word "disciple" means? Disciple, discipline, get it? We are in a battle are we not?

    EPH 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

    2Tim 2:3Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

    "Its a battle field, not a recreation room"
    Lester Roloff
     
  11. Charity

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    Thanks for speaking my mind, Tri Hard. [​IMG]
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