Pervasive Theology Taught in Rochester College
To Rochester College in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ
Blessings, peace, and grace to you from your fellow bond servant in Christ Jesus our Lord. I write to you because of the concern that has grown in my heart for you since I have begun to attend my schooling here. This is my first year attending and it will not be my last. I know that God has sent me here for a reason; it is not only to learn but to teach a bit myself to the false teachers who run rampant in this school’s faculty. Last semester there was a series taught on the Emergent Church movement. A movement within the church that is trying to “contextualize” the Christian faith to a post-modern world view in hopes of bringing more people to Christ. Although I do share these people’s hearts and intents in the fact that I would like to see as many people come to Christ as humanely possible, I do not agree with their methodology. The Emergent Church believes it necessary to do away with all forms of authority and doctrine in the church. To “open” the lines of communication and allow for debate of classical theological standings so people can find their own truth. These practices are not only divisive, but they are lies directly from the pit of Hell itself. It is a Satanic ideology that must be obliterated before it leads anyone else down the “broad road” to destruction (Matthew 7:13-14). This abhorrent treatment of truth has been infecting the church ever since the beginning of the liberal movement in America. This country in and of itself has been abandoned by God for it’s idolatry of the human mind, and human freedoms (Romans 1:18-32). But now the “church” begins to follow in suit with the world. First of all it is very clear in scripture that the gospel message is not up for debate.
“But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed.” (Galatians 1:8)
We have no right to debate gospel or biblical truth.
“For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; and if anyone takes away from the words of this book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in the book.” (Revelations 22:18-19). Wow how scary is that. And yet on a continual bases we feel the necessity to “tamper” with God’s word so it seems more “loving.” Paul actually tells us to discern is to love. In Philippians Paul says
“And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ, being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.” (Philippians 1:9-11)
Part of Christian life is to discern truth from error, to correct and rebuke (2 Timothy 4:1-5). The problem with this college is the lack of discernment. The college is not Word focused enough. Many people may read this and think “well you’re being so unloving and judgmental!” Paul tells us in 1 Thessalonians 5:21-22 to test all things; holding fast to all that is good, and abstaining from every evil. I am calling for discernment in Rochester College to be able to discern truth from error and to distinguish those falsehoods. Many people will come back and say that every person in the faculty is a person of great Christian character. While that might be (although I highly doubt they are that good considering we are all humans) the Bible warns against such things. In 2 Corinthians 11:12-15 Paul talks about how false teachers will be as ministers of righteousness. It is hard to recognize God’s servants from the enemies because they look so similar. There are more people selling the wrong way than the true way in the church (Matthew 7:13-14). Paul also tells us in 2 Corinthians 10:3-6 to bring down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God. We are called to the destruction of human philosophies like post-modernism, relativism, and pluralism not embrace them as our own. We are to be champions in Christ “rightly diving the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15) for the furtherance of the Kingdom. Instead we want to follow and adapt an ideology that causes people to be “filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, backbiter, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventor of evil things, disobedient to parents, undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.” (Romans 1:29-32). Is that how Rochester College wants to be? I hope not or God has given me more then one person can correct on his own. I however am not the only person with these concerns and convictions. There are many other students who feel the same but are too afraid to step forward, fearful of the backlash that the college would ensue. So I write this in hopes of it lifting the darkness of Satan and revealing the light of Christ. Many will state that this is but one person’s interpretation, and that this is a wrong interpretation. I have been studying for something such as this for more than 3 years. God has been raising me up to deal with a situation such as this for a while, and I am finally ready to write about them and deal with these problems head on. We are in desperate need of discernment, and going back to the scriptures. I write this to correct those who are in falsehood, but I also write this to encourage the body of Christ, that their discernment and love for God and his word may abound more and more. I have been charged by God to preach his word, and so I do so (2 Timothy 4:1-5). I pray that whoever has read this will grow in Christ in both understanding, and spiritual blessing. Peace to you from your servant in Christ.