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Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary

Discussion in 'Baptist Colleges & Seminaries' started by StefanM, May 9, 2005.

  1. labaptist

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    I was wondering what the basis for the hard line "no divorced students" stance? I realize there is a debate in SBC circles about whether divorced men can be pastors, but no other SBC seminary (Big Six, Liberty, Luther Rice) has such a rule, (They may ask you to explain the circumstances.) If it wasn't for that, MABTS would be at the top of my list of schools.
     
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    Are you asking for me to explain this question? Please advise.

    sdg!

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  3. labaptist

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    Yes. I thought you might know the reasoning behind it.
     
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    PM me and I will be glad to tell you.

    rd
     
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    Went to MABTS. Would not recommend it
     
  7. Peter James

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    Why not?

    I probably will never go to online seminaries again, just curious on your take for MABTS. The one thing I would have had a hard time with is the witnessing requirements; one of my unfortunate weaknesses.
     
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    The wtinessing thing is major disappointment. They are no beards, neck tie is a must, chapel is a must etc etc. very fundamentalistic

    One of the good profs there is a great friend who says that if the 1920s ever happen again, MABTS is ready

    They show a lack of grace in almost everything (I was the 86-89).

    They hate and I do mean hate calvinist or at least did; however, the wilder the missions story or evangelism story the better

    I really needed MABTS when I went there, am glad I went, but there are other better options now

    Just to be clear, quietly the profs hated it but they could not be open. The administration is very like Paige Patterson a liberal behind every rock etc etc

    Not a good place for the 21st century
     
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    PS. I know of many whom MABTS ruined strictly because of the witnessing issue. Some felt forced to lie, others lied, some flunked out because of it
     
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    Perhaps it is just me, but are you sure that (according to another post) witnessing to one person a week is problematic?

    Seriously? In just walking to class you didn't pass someone that the message of Christ could not be shared?

    I suppose I'm wondering if there were not more to this rule that what was communicated on the thread and I missed it.
     
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    Do you share the Gospel 1 time per week?

    BTW, i shared the Gospel before MABTS and after. Still do
     
  12. labaptist

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    Although I do have a problem with MABTS divorce policy, I think the witnessing once a week is a good rule to have, for a seminary that's main job is to educate pastors.
     
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    There are many that feel forced to fabricate results and I know that some probably did so. I also saw them ruin a few men as well
     
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    The witnessing stories were something else during report hour on Tuesdays.

    People claiming that they saw something like 200 conversions and 150 conversions and asking for forgiveness that they did not do more for more results. This as a result of ahowing the movie The Burning Hell. This was from 1986-90.

    According to the MABTS Numbers over 200,000 people in Mempho have prayed to receive Jesus. So Mempho is in revival, but crime stats and church attendance does not reflect this “revival”.

    MABTS sets a very low bar for “conversions” IMO.

    My understanding is that attendance is way down there as well. In the 200s, I think
     
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