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