Which Seminary Is Better For Reformed Baptists?

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Which Seminary Is Better For Reformed Baptists?

  1. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

    48.1%
  2. Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

    7.4%
  3. Dallas Theological Seminary

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

    3.7%
  5. New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

    11.1%
  6. Reformed Theological Seminary

    3.7%
  7. Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Luther Rice University

    18.5%
  10. Knox Theological Seminary

    3.7%
  11. Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

    3.7%
  12. Liberty Theological Seminary

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Martin

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    Which seminary is better for reformed baptists?

    If a school is not mentioned please feel free to reply with the name of the school....
     
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    Ambassador Baptist College (will set the reformed crowd straight)
     
  3. Plain Old Bill

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    Let em go to Knox.
     
  4. John of Japan

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    They have a free will, don't they? ;) They are perfectly free to decide to start their own seminary. :D
     
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    And where are Central, Maranatha, Calvary-Lansdale, BJ, International-Tempe, et al.? An incomplete survey, I'd say.
     
  6. Broadus

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    Surely you're teasing. ;)

    Bill
     
  7. RandR

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    The responses to this poll aren't surprising, but they beg the question, "Are Southern Baptists content to allow Southern become a sort of Reformed "ghetto" if it means keeping Reformed soteriology OUT of the other seminaries?".

    I think that would be a mistake. I think all of the seminaries benefit from the discussion that results when different views are represented on campus.
     
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    If God has determined from all eternity where they will go, and done it based on nothing in them, then it's already decided, and there's no need to discuss it. [​IMG]
     
  9. TomVols

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    This is not a place to take cheap shots against what you falsely believe is Reformed theology, folks.

    Westminster Theological Seminary out in California has a track for Reformed Baptists. Short of that, the greatest seminary on earth, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, is what I'd recommend [​IMG]
     
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    If a college teaches against Reformed theology, such as man's inability to save himself and eternal security, that school should be closed :D
     
  11. Rhetorician

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    It is good for me and my temperment that this is a "fellowship" forum rather than a "debate" forum.

    There is a lot I would like to say but am constrained!

    rd

    [ March 01, 2006, 03:07 PM: Message edited by: Rhetorician ]
     
  12. Convicted by the Spirit

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    I noticed luther rice and liberty on the survey. Are they really considered reformed?
     
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    I would like to comment on what SFiC said earlier . He suggested that the " Reformed crowd " should check out Ambassador Baptist College in order to be set straight .

    I read through Ron Comfort's article on The Fruits of Calvinism . It was such nonsense -- he must have taken cues from JRR . Misrepresentations abound . Did anyone else read this mess ? Anyway , no Calvinist is permitted in the hallowed halls of Ambassador . " In the summer of 1997 , I said we were not going to let the Calvinist crowd come back . We included in our statement of faith two statements concerning Calvinism . One pertained to irrestible grace and the other to limited atonement . "

    I am not sure , but it may be possible for students who are non-Calvinists to attend most Reformed centers of education . I do not think the Reformed institutions fear any revolt from the Arminians in their midst .
     
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    Please, Rippon, don't bring that in here. As Rhetorician pointed out, this is a fellowship forum.
     
  15. Dr. Bob

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    Ambassador was, of course, a joke. It is not a seminary.

    I'd opt for Westminister's Reformed program (in theory; no first hand knowledge). You will get a solid reformed calvinistic biblical training at Maranatha's fast-growing seminary or Central or Detroit or Calvary Lansdale - all historic ifb schools.

    And of course at great places like Southern for those of the SBC mantle.
     
  16. John of Japan

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    Dr. Bob, I'd call Maranatha moderately Calvinistic nowadays. At any rate, no one made a point of Calvinism in my classes. Detroit is definitely strongly Calvinist. I don't know much about Central, but my son is at Calvary Lansdale right now and really enjoying it. :cool:
     
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    Let me clarify a little about IBF seminaries. Maranatha may be still mildly Calvinistic, but I did not get any overtly Calvinistic teaching there. My son came out of Maranatha a Biblicist but certainly not a Calvinist, and went to Calvary rather than Detroit or Central because it was not Calvinistic. I did hear last year that one professor at Central is a 5-pointer.

    Maranatha, Central, and Calvary seminaries are all strongly dispensational, and I don't mean progressive dispensationalism. Any Reformed Baptist looking for covenant theology there would be quite disappointed.

    Detroit (though Calvinistic) is also very dispensational. I took a module from a Detroit teacher some years ago using McClain's The Greatness of the Kingdom for a textbook.

    Temple Seminary in Chattanooga, where I've had a couple of semesters, is also an IFB, non-Calvinistic, dispensational school.
     

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