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The President’s Position

The President’s Position on Teaching Divine Creation at Florida College
C.G. ” Colly Caldwell

The following statements reflect firm convictions of the President of Florida College and uncompromising expectations concerning instruction regarding these matters at this institution of higher learning. It also articulates what we have all committed ourselves to at Florida College from its beginning and what we will continue to teach. I am confident that every member of our administration and faculty share this deep faith in the Divine creation of all things and both willingly and heartily support these statements.

1. “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16-17). While “the heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork” (Psalm 19:1-3), “the law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul” (Psalm 19:7). Although God’s “invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead” (Romans 1:20), “the gospel of Christ … is the power of God to salvation … for in it the righteousness of God is revealed” (Romans 1:16-17). In any question of truth, the Bible (not nature) must be received as the primary source of Truth. It is the verbally inspired, authoritative, infallible Word of God (see 1 Corinthians 2:1-16). Jesus said, “Your word is truth” (John 17:17). All Florida College teachers have always been expected to convey their faith in these facts as they instruct and influence students. Continue reading » The President’s Position

A Response to the Open Letter (Caldwell)

C.G. “Colly” Caldwell’s Letter of June 30, 2000, mailed to the Co-Signers of the Open Letter, published from Harry Osborne’s copy of the letter

Note: The letter was written on the letterhead of Florida College


119 N. Glen Arven Avenue * Temple Terrace, Florida 33617 * Telephone (813) 988-5131 * Fax: (813) 899-6772
June 30, 2000Mr. Harry Osborne
(Address Withheld)Dear brother Osborne,

When I returned from a preaching trip this past Monday, on my desk was a package containing “An Open Letter: The Creation Account & Florida College.” While it says, “An advance copy of this article has been provided to brethren Colly Caldwell, Ferrell Jenkins, and Shane Scott of Florida College…,” it had obviously been circulated widely for some time, at least among the men who signed it. I have no way of knowing who else has seen it or been influenced by it. Continue reading » A Response to the Open Letter (Caldwell)