My Christian School Isn’t So ‘Christian’!

I was glad to be admitted in this college, not so much due to its reputation but because it’s a Christian school. I’ve heard of some Christian students that complain about the immorality they’re exposed to on secular campuses. So, I couldn’t be happier to be studying in harmony with my fellow Christian peers for the glory of God…well, that was until I got acquainted to the culture here.

I was shocked that our professors advise dating as much as possible until one finds the right one. KISSING is encouraged just as long as the touch does not lead to the bed. Students can skip classes to be with their lovers. Worst of all, nobody gives much value to prayer. I should say on this area that if we pray at the chapel, it’s much like a 15-second prayer; there is definitely no room for spiritual warfare or intercessory prayer. And did I mention that our campus Bible study is more about discussing our personal problems than digging in the Word of God? The prevalent attitude is: live life to the fullest and sprinkle some Jesus on top to look Christian.

I am not here to criticize my school, however, it should be alarming that a Christian college like this does not act Christian. The Lord Jesus calls us to be light of the world, but how can we fulfill this command if we don’t reflect Him in our behavior. What if a non-believing student wants to know more about the Lord by schooling here (and I’m sure we have a few of them on campus), how then will he/she see Christ in an environment like this? Nonetheless, this attitude shouldn’t be surprising because the Bible already predicted it in the Book of 2 Timothy 3: 1-2, 4-5:

But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of
themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents,
ungrateful, unholy…treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers
of God—having a form of godliness but denying its power
I believe the Lord desires me to be in this college to realize that there is nowhere spiritually safe except in His presence. I don’t plan on changing schools because who says the field will be greener on the other side? In times like these, I need to stand firm in the Lord and shine even brighter among those that are living in the dark in hope that they may see Christ and repent.But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of,
because you know those from whom you learned it…Preach the word; be prepared in
season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and
careful instruction–2 Timothy 3:14, 4:2

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